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Jon Jones doping hearing in front of CSAC officially set
One piece of the Jon Jones doping puzzle will be put in place later this month.
Submitted Feb 14, 2018 5:34PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Joe Lauzon ruptures teammate Devin Powell’s testicle in training session
After being discovered by UFC President Dana White on the Lookin’ For A Fight series, Devin Powell made his UFC debut against Drakkar Klose at UFC Fight 103. Powell lost that fight by unanimous decision and had to be taken to the hospital afterwards. Well, on Tuesday, Powell had to take another trip to the hospital courtesy of a UFC fighter, only this time it was his teammate, Joe Lauzon. Powell posted to his Instagram account a photo of himself in surgery prep, announcing that Lauzon ruptured his testicle during training while practicing knees on the ground.
Submitted Feb 14, 2018 2:40PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Stevie Ray vs. Kajan Johnson booked for UFC London
The UFC have tabbed Stevie Ray to take on Kajan Johnson at UFC London. Last week, Johnson tweeted that the Scot had stepped up after his original opponent, Rustam Khabilov, withdrew from the card due to injury. Sources have confirmed to MMA Fighting that the fight is a done deal.
Submitted Feb 14, 2018 11:59AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Ian McCall set for Rizin FF 9
Two of the top flyweights in the world will meet later this year and it won’t be in the UFC. Kyoji Horiguchi will take on Ian McCall at Rizin FF 9 on May 6 in Fukuoka, Japan, the promotion announced Tuesday. The bout will be contested at 61kg or about 134 pounds
Submitted Feb 14, 2018 2:26AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Artem Lobov vs. Alex Caceres set for UFC 223
Another fight has been added to UFC 223 later this year. The UFC has booked Artem Lobov vs. Alex Caceres on April 7 in Brooklyn, N.Y., MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Feb 14, 2018 2:22AM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jessica Aguilar off UFC Austin, may face Livinha Souza at UFC on FOX 28 or UFC 222
Jessica Aguilar won’t be fighting at this weekend’s UFC event. The former WSOF women’s strawweight champion has been removed from the UFC Austin card, MMA Fighting has learned. UFC Austin (UFC Fight Night 126) is set to go down Sunday, Feb. 18 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Aguilar’s withdrawal comes after her opponent Livinha Souza was forced off the card due to a hand injury. The UFC was unable to find a replacement opponent for the American Top Team fighter, and it is now planning to reschedule the Aguilar-Souza match up for a later date. The promotion is eyeing to place the 115-pound contest on either this month’s UFC Orlando or UFC 222 in Las Vegas.
Submitted Feb 13, 2018 3:44PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Urijah Faber reveals he’s still in USADA testing pool, open to comeback for ‘a big opportunity’
In MMA, fighter retirements rarely stick for good, especially the first time. So when UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber announced he was hanging up the gloves at the end of 2016, many suspected the still spry bantamweight might eventually eventually make his way back into the Octagon once again. And it turns out, Faber himself is keeping that option ready, perhaps at a moment’s notice. Speaking with Submission Radio over the weekend, Faber revealed that despite retiring from competition in December of 2016, he never left the USADA drug testing pool, meaning that if he ever wanted to fight again he could do so immediately instead.
Submitted Feb 12, 2018 5:25PM by Braden - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tim Boetsch vs. Antonio Carlos Junior among additions to UFC on FOX 29 in Arizona
Two new fights have been added to the UFC’s April return to Arizona. Tim Boetsch (21-11 MMA, 12-10 UFC) will take on Antonio Carlos Junior (9-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) in a middleweight bout, and Shana Dobson (3-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will fight Lauren Mueller (4-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in a women’s flyweight fight at UFC on FOX 29. Promotion officials recently announced the two new bookings.
Submitted Feb 12, 2018 5:21PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Watch Anderson Silva twerk it hard in high heels and a bra
I don’t really know what the what is going on with Anderson Silva any more, and I’m starting to have a hard time believing his claims that everything “Is normal!” Silva’s always had an unusual sense of humor, and that’s what’s shining through in a new Instagram video he posted of himself dancing and staggering around in high heels and a bra
Submitted Feb 11, 2018 7:19PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Yoel Romero's leg not broken in UFC 221 victory over Luke Rockhold, says rep
Yoel Romero was taken to the hospital following his knockout of Luke Rockhold in the UFC 221 main event because of a suspected broken leg. “I think in the first round I took two kicks and I’m pretty sure it broke my leg,” Romero told Megan Olivi through an interpreter on the UFC 221 post-fight show on FS1. Fortunately, his manager – Abe Kawa of First Round Management – took to Twitter to say his client was doing better than expected.
Submitted Feb 11, 2018 6:37PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 221 attendance: Perth debut reportedly draws highest sporting gross in venue history
Saturday’s UFC 221 event drew an announced attendance of 12.437 and a live gate of $3.6 million AUD (approximately $2.8 million USD). UFC officials announced the totals following UFC 221, which took place at Perth Arena in Perth, Western Australia.The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Feb 11, 2018 12:28PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Livinha Souza injured, out of UFC Austin fight with Jessica Aguilar
Former Invicta FC strawweight champion Livinha Souza will have to wait a little longer before her UFC debut. Souza was scheduled to step inside the Octagon for the first time at next week’s UFC Fight Night card in Austin, Texas, against Jessica Aguilar, but was forced out of the bout due to a hand injury. MMA Brasil first reported the news.
Submitted Feb 11, 2018 2:18AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tim Williams Faces Oskar Piechota At UFC Fight Night Austin
A middleweight division bout could be added to UFC Fight Night Austin per MMA Fighting as Tim Williams may battle Oskar Piechota. Williams (15-3-0) is making his UFC debut in this bout and does so on the strength of a five fight winning streak. Williams had already defeated three UFC veterans before signing with the promotion earlier this year, with those vets being Nah-Shon Burrell, Jay Silva and Ron Stallings. Williams competed on both the UFC Ultimate Fighter 17 and the UFC Ultimate Fighter 19, never making it any further than the quarterfinals of the reality show.
Submitted Feb 11, 2018 2:15AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 221 bonuses: Much-hyped newcomer among night's $50,000 winners
Israel Adesanya, Jussier Formiga, Jake Matthews and Li Jingliang each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 221 event. Adesanya and Formiga earned “Performance of the Night” awards, and Matthews and Jingliang took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Feb 11, 2018 1:29AM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Yoel Romero misses weight, cannot win interim title at UFC 221
Romero will not be able to win the UFC interim middleweight title fight in his bout with Luke Rockhold at UFC 221. Rockhold will be interim champion if he wins, but Romero would not win the belt even with a victory.
Submitted Feb 10, 2018 8:44AM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tyron Woodley responds to Dana White saying he’s ‘full of sh*t’ about Nate Diaz fight
The most highly anticipated opponent for Tyron Woodley right now might be Dana White. On Wednesday, White said on UFC Tonight that Woodley was “full of sh*t” for comments he made earlier in the week to ESPN about potentially fighting Nate Diaz next. Woodley didn’t seem to take that real well. The UFC welterweight champion said Friday in his “Hollywood Beatdown” segment for TMZ Sports that White, the UFC president, was the one putting out wrong information.
Submitted Feb 10, 2018 8:43AM by Braden - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Michelle Waterson vs. Cortney Casey slated for UFC on FOX 29
The UFC’s debut trip to Glendale, Ariz. is filling up fast. A strawweight matchup between ranked contenders Michelle Waterson and Cortney Casey is the latest addition to UFC on FOX 29. The UFC confirmed the booking Thursday following an initial report by Arizona news outlet AZ Central.
Submitted Feb 8, 2018 7:38PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Aljamain Sterling vs. Brett Johns set for UFC Fight Night 128 in Atlantic City
April’s UFC event in New Jersey has a new bout, and it includes a contender from the region. Aljamain Sterling, is slated to fight undefeated Brett Johns at UFC Fight Night 128.
Submitted Feb 8, 2018 7:06PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kajan Johnson says Stevie Ray has stepped in as UFC-London replacement
On the same day Rustam Khabilov announced he’s been forced off next month’s UFC Fight Night 127 card, opponent Kajan Johnson apparently has a replacement, lightweight Stevie Ray.
Submitted Feb 8, 2018 7:04PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White promises 'moron' Mario Yamasaki will never ref again: 'He makes me sick'
Mario Yamasaki is not UFC President Dana White’s favorite person – and that’s putting it mildly.
Submitted Feb 8, 2018 3:14PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
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