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Frankie Edgar targeting UFC return in June, ready to fight any top-ranked bantamweight
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Frankie Edgar still is intending on dropping down to 135 pounds. Edgar (23-8-1 MMA, 17-8-1 UFC) delayed his bantamweight debut when he stepped in on short notice to face Chan Sung Jung in a featherweight bout this past December. He was stopped in the first round for his third loss in his past four fights. Edgar was supposed to fight Cory Sandhagen in January, and due to the damage he sustained against Jung, he wasn’t able to make the quick turnaround. The Sandhagen rebooking could be a possibility, but Edgar isn’t holding on to that fight specifically. He just wants to face a ranked opponent.
Submitted Mar 10, 2020 3:42PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
So here's why Brian Ortega has beef with Jay Park but not 'The Korean Zombie'
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Brian Ortega’s beef is with rapper Jay Park. Brian Ortega does not, however, have a problem with “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung. Ortega made that very clear by issuing a statement Monday night in which he admitted to slapping Park in the face and explained why. Ortega also included one of those non-apology apologies for the incident, which was caught on video.
Submitted Mar 10, 2020 3:41PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Diego Ferreira, Drew Dober agree to fight at UFC Oklahoma City
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A bout between two surging lightweights is in the works for the UFC’s return to Oklahoma. Diego Ferreira(16-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) is expected to face Drew Dober (21-9 MMA, 7-5 UFC) at the May event. Two people with knowledge of the situation informed MMA Junkie of the booking Monday but asked to remain anonymous since the UFC has yet to make an announcement.
Submitted Mar 10, 2020 3:38PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC fighter Abel Trujillo accepts plea agreement following child sexual exploitation charges
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Former UFC fighter Abel Trujillo has accepted a plea agreement while avoiding felony charges in a child sexual exploitation case in Castle Rock, Colo.
Submitted Mar 10, 2020 3:37PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson 2 rebooked for Bellator event on June 6
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Former lightweight champion Michael Chandler will meet Benson Henderson for a second time at an upcoming Bellator MMA event on June 6 from Chicago. Bellator announced the matchup during a special spring and summer press conference on Monday.
Submitted Mar 10, 2020 3:36PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Edson Barboza requests release from UFC: ‘I think it’s time to move on’
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Edson Barboza’s UFC career could be coming to an end. A longtime member of the company’s lightweight division, Barboza went on social media on Saturday with a message to the UFC. In a straightforward tweet, Barboza thanked the promotion, but said “it’s time to move on.”
Submitted Mar 7, 2020 8:05PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
After Tony Ferguson's 'f**k you' reaction, MMA reporter explains bringing up mental health
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When Cageside Press reporter Rodney Edgar received a “f**k you” from Tony Ferguson at the UFC 249 press conference Friday, he was taken aback – especially considering a conversation the two had last summer.
Submitted Mar 7, 2020 5:41PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Emily Whitmire hospitalized; UFC 248 fight with Polyana Viana canceled
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Emily Whitmire’s UFC 248 experience just went from bad to worse. After missing weight for her scheduled strawweight matchup with Polyana Viana by 1.5 pounds on Friday, Whitmire’s struggles continued as she tried to get herself prepared for fight night.
Submitted Mar 7, 2020 5:37PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alexander Volkanovski wants Max Holloway rematch at UFC 251, fires back at 'Korean Zombie'
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Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is zeroing in on a rematch with Max Holloway on home soil at UFC 251. Although Volkanovski is still dealing with a lingering hand injury from when he beat Holloway by unanimous decision to take the title at UFC 245 in December, he said he will advance his recovery timeline to ensure he competes at the event. When looking at the lay of the land at 145 pounds, he thinks a second encounter with “Blessed” is most logical.
Submitted Mar 7, 2020 1:42AM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Dana White says Paulo Costa tried to use fake doctor to get cleared to fight sooner
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According to UFC President Dana White, who spoke to gathered media ahead of UFC 248 this week (video from Las Vegas Review-Journal, quotes from MMAMania), at one point Costa attempted to use a fake doctor to provide medical clearance so he could take the fight against Adesanya instead of Romero.
Submitted Mar 7, 2020 1:40AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Julianna Pena out of UFC on ESPN 8 fight against Aspen Ladd
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Julianna Pena has been forced out of a potential No. 1 contender’s fight against Aspen Ladd at the upcoming UFC on ESPN 8 from Columbus, Ohio. Sources close to the situation confirmed to MMA Fighting that Pena suffered an injury that will keep her from competing on March 28. The news was first reported by MMAJunkie.
Submitted Mar 7, 2020 1:38AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jury finds UFC welterweight Abdul Razak Alhassan not guilty of sexual assault
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A Texas jury Friday found UFC fighter Abdul Razak Alhassan not guilty of sexual assault, putting an end to a legal battle that started in 2018.
Submitted Mar 7, 2020 1:37AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tai Tuivasa vs. Jarjis Danho added to UFC 251
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Tai Tuivasa has himself another home date. The UFC announced Friday that “Bam Bam” will meet Jarjis Danho in a heavyweight bout at UFC 251, which takes place at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia, on June 6 (June 7 local time).
Submitted Mar 7, 2020 1:35AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson or Spencer? Nunes lands UFC 250 title fight in Brazil
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Amanda Nunes will attempt to defend her women’s featherweight title for the first time at UFC 250. Nunes, who owns belts at 145 pounds and women’s bantamweight, will meet Felicia Spencer on her home soil in the co-main event of the May fight card. MMA Junkie verified the title booking with a UFC official following an initial report from ESPN.com. The UFC’s broadcast partner was informed of the fight by UFC president Dana White. UFC 250 takes place May 9 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Mar 6, 2020 12:51AM by Braden - 3 comments
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Ion Cutelaba vs. Magomed Ankalaev re-booked for UFC 249 following controversial stoppage
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A controversial stoppage in the light heavyweight fight between Ion Cutelaba and Magomed Ankalaev has led to a rematch being booked for UFC 249 on April 18 in Brooklyn. The fighters have verbally agreed to the match according to multiple sources speaking to MMA Fighting on Thursday following an initial report from ESPN.
Submitted Mar 6, 2020 12:46AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov verbally agree to headline UFC Saskatoon
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A heavyweight headliner is in the works to headline the UFC’s return to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Heavyweight contenders Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov have verbally agreed to face off June 20 in a five-round main event fight. Thursday, MMA Junkie confirmed the agreement following an initial report from Russian outlet Sports.ru.
Submitted Mar 6, 2020 12:41AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ex-UFC lightweight Olivier Aubin-Mercier signs with PFL
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Olivier Aubin-Mercier has found a new home. The former UFC lightweight announced Wednesday night on ESPN that he will join the PFL’s 155-pound division.
Submitted Mar 6, 2020 12:40AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
 
Former UFC champ Daniel Cormier honored as first to 50 clean USADA tests
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Former two-weight UFC champion Daniel Cormier was the first MMA athlete under the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency program to reach 50 “flawless” drug tests, and Thursday he was honored for it...
Submitted Mar 6, 2020 12:39AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Ciryl Gane out of UFC 249 fight with Shamil Abdurakhimov
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Shamil Abdurakhimov needs a new opponent for UFC 249 after Ciryl Gane announced on social media he will not be able to fight on April 18.
Submitted Mar 6, 2020 12:38AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White open to Figueiredo vs. Benavidez rematch: ‘We’ll do it again’
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What should have been a triumphant weekend for Deiveson Figueiredo turned into a memorable one for the wrong reasons as his goal of becoming UFC flyweight champion was stifled by his inability to beat the scale. Figueiredo did manage to beat Joseph Benavidez in the UFC Norfolk main event, and based on that effort, UFC President Dana White is open to running the matchup back.
Submitted Mar 4, 2020 3:59PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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