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Nate Diaz teases that he’s ready for UFC return
Is Nate Diaz ready for a comeback? The wildly popular UFC fighter posted a fairly cryptic Instagram message Tuesday night, which followed a string of videos and photos from his fights. The final one was a picture of Diaz flipping his trademark double bird with a major hint about a return fight. Diaz wrote that he’s “sick of sitting around waiting” and that there’s “no excitement in this fight [sh*t].” “Step your games up,” he wrote. “I’ll see u around may,June.” Diaz signed off with: “Sincerely The Real Champ.” Sources told MMA Fighting that the social media barrage is legitimate and he’s ready to fight again in the timeframe mentioned.
Submitted Jan 24, 2018 2:39AM by Braden - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Angela Hill vs. Maryna Moroz booked for UFC on FOX 28
Maryna Moroz didn’t have to wait long for another opportunity to step in the cage. The 26-year-old strawweight was supposed to fight Jamie Moyle this past weekend at UFC 220, but Moyle was forced out of the bout with an undisclosed injury days before the event. Rather than rush to find a replacement for Moyle, the matchmakers instead waited to re-book Moroz for a meeting with Angela Hill at UFC on FOX 28 in Orlando, Fla.
Submitted Jan 24, 2018 2:35AM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jack Marshman drops to welterweight to face Elizeu Zaleski at UFC-London
Jack Marshman is ready to mix things up. Following a rough start to his UFC career at middleweight, Marshman will drop down to 170 pounds to face Elizeu Zaleski at UFC Fight Night 127.
Submitted Jan 24, 2018 2:33AM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Karolina Kowalkiewicz to fight Felice Herrig at UFC 223
Top strawweight contenders Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Felice Herrig will throw down at UFC 223 on April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Submitted Jan 22, 2018 7:32PM by Braden - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC on FOX 27 card complete with Austin Arnett vs. Cory Sandhagen
The lineup for UFC on FOX 27 is set. A featherweight bout between Octagon newcomers Austin Arnett and Cory Sandhagen was officially added on Monday, bringing the amount of fights on Saturday’s show in Charlotte, N.C., to 11.
Submitted Jan 22, 2018 3:42PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Frank Mir set for Bellator 196
Two of the heavyweight division’s all-time greats will finally meet. On Monday, officials announced that the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix opening round matchup between Fedor Emelianenko and Frank Mir will take place at Bellator 196 on April 28 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. The event will air live on the Paramount Network.
Submitted Jan 22, 2018 3:37PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC 220 bonuses: Daniel Cormier, Abdul Razak Alhassan among $50,000 winners
BOSTON – Daniel Cormier, Abdul Razak Alhassan, Calvin Kattar and Shane Burgos each earned $50,000 fight-night bonuses at Saturday’s UFC 220 event. Cormier and Alhassan picked up “Performance of the Night” awards, and Kattar and Burgos took home “Fight of the Night” honors.
Submitted Jan 21, 2018 2:02AM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
USADA hands Francisco Rivera four-year suspension
Former UFC bantamweight Francisco Rivera is the second fighter since the UFC formed its relationship with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to get a four-year suspension. USADA today announced the news after Rivera’s (11-7 MMA, 4-6 UFC) case and subsequent suspension were reviewed by an independent arbitrator. Rivera tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol during an out-of-competition urine sample collected on July 23, 2016.
Submitted Jan 20, 2018 1:28PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier confirmed for UFC on FOX 29 main event
Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier are getting five rounds to slug it out. UFC president Dana White confirmed on FOX Sports 1 on Friday that the two lightweight contenders will headline a UFC on FOX show that will take place on April 14 at a location to be determined.
Submitted Jan 19, 2018 8:08PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk 2 official for UFC 223
Rose Namajunas’ first defense of her strawweight title will be against a familiar foe. Namajunas has been slated to rematch the woman she captured the belt from, former UFC champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, on April 7 in the co-main event of UFC 223. The UFC made the previously reported booking official at Friday’s UFC 223 press conference.
Submitted Jan 19, 2018 6:14PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Thiago Alves meets Octagon newcomer Curtis Millender at UFC Austin
Thiago Alves has a new fight booked in the UFC. Five days after having his UFC St. Louis clash with Zak Cummings scrapped a day before the event, “Pitbull” is now set to fight Curtis Millender at UFC Austin on Feb. 18, the promotion announced.
Submitted Jan 19, 2018 4:12PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Jeremy Stephens gets quick turnaround, meets Josh Emmett in UFC on FOX 28 headliner
Just days after one UFC main event win, Jeremy Stephens already is set for another. Stephens will make a quick turnaround from his TKO of Dooho Choi this past weekend to headline February’s UFC on FOX 28 event when he meets Josh Emmett in a key featherweight matchup.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 10:31PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Matt Brown not retiring, will meet Carlos Condit at UFC event in April
UFC welterweight Matt Brown’s retirement lasted all of three months. After Brown hinted at a return earlier today, a report from MMAWeekly.com said a fight between the hard-nosed vet and former interim champ Carlos Condit is in the works. The bout is set to take place April 14 at a UFC “Fight Night” event that’s yet to be announced. No city or venue has been announced.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 6:43PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Uriah Hall suffered ‘mini-seizure’ and ‘slight heart attack’ ahead of UFC St Louis
Uriah Hall revealed that he suffered a “mini-seizure” and “slight heart attack” in his first public statement since his hospitalization due to weight-cutting issues ahead of UFC St Louis last Sunday.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 2:59PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Charles Byrd vs. John Phillips added to UFC Fight Night 127 in London
he UFC’s upcoming return to London has a new addition with a pair of promotional newcomers. It features middleweights Charles Byrd vs. John Phillips, UFC officials announced via bbc.com.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 2:58PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ilir Latifi rescheduled, Sara McMann gets new opponent
Three new bouts were added to UFC’s upcoming trip to Orlando on Feb. 24. A light heavyweight showdown between Ovince Saint Preux and Ilir Latifi was moved to card, and Sara McMann will now take on Marion Reneau after Yana Kunitskaya pulled out with an injury. The third contest announced is a bantamweight clash between Rani Yahya and Russel Doane. Orlando Sentinel first reported the news.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 2:56PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Humberto Bandenay returns at UFC Austin, meets Steven Peterson
Humberto Bandenay will be returning to the Octagon next month. The Peruvian fighter has been booked to fight former Legacy Fighting Championship titleholder Steven Peterson in a featherweight contest at UFC Austin (UFC Fight Night 126), which takes place on Feb. 18 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 2:52PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC's Cynthia Calvillo informed of potential USADA violation for marijuana
On the heels of her first loss, UFC strawweight Cynthia Calvillo has been dealt another blow. Calvillo (6-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has been informed of a potential violation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency stemming from a positive drug test for marijuana, the UFC announced late Wednesday night. The positive test stems from an in-competition sample collected in conjunction with UFC 219, which took place Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Calvillo that night lost via unanimous decision to former champion Carla Esparza.
Submitted Jan 18, 2018 12:56AM by Leonstolzz - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jamie Moyle out of UFC 220 bout vs. Maryna Moroz due to injury
UFC 220 has lost its lone female fight. On Wednesday, officials announced that an injury has forced Jamie Moyle to withdraw from a strawweight bout vs. Maryna Moroz that was set to take place on Saturday at TD Garden in Boston. The news was first reported by MMA journalist James Lynch. According to the UFC’s release, a replacement will not be considered and the bout has been canceled outright. The nature of Moyle’s injury was not disclosed.
Submitted Jan 17, 2018 2:35PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tony Ferguson scheduled to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 in Brooklyn
Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov are getting another chance to settle their longstanding rivalry. Sources confirmed with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that Ferguson will fight Nurmagomedov in a championship bout at UFC 223 in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center on April 7.
Submitted Jan 17, 2018 2:31PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
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