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Alvaro Herrera vs. Devin Powell opener completes Calgary's UFC on FOX 30 lineup
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With the addition of a new lightweight fight, it appears the lineup for the UFC’s return to Canada later this month is complete with 13 fights. Alvaro Herrera (9-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Devin Powell (8-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) is a late addition to UFC on FOX 30, officials recently announced. The lightweight bout will open up the prelims on UFC Fight Pass. MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Tecia Torres Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Alexander Hernandez PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX, 6 p.m. ET) Jordan Mein vs. Alex Morono Austin Arnett vs. Hakeem Dawodu Kajan Johnson vs. Islam Makhachev Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET) John Makdessi vs. Ross Pearson Katlyn Chookagian vs. Alexis Davis Matheus Nicolau vs. Dustin Ortiz Nina Ansaroff vs. Randa Markos Alvaro Herrera vs. Devin Powell
Submitted Jul 11, 2018 11:36PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Here's the official cast list for 'The Ultimate Fighter 28: Heavy Hitters'
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Male heavyweight Ben Sosoli | 28 | 6-2 | Melbourne, Australia Maurice Greene | 31 | 5-2 | St. Cloud, MN Michel Batista | 34 | 4-0 | Miami, FL Juan Francisco Espino Diepa | 37 | 8-1 | Las Palmas, Spain Justin Frazier | 28 | 10-2 | Cave City, AR Anderson Da Silva | 31 | 3-0-1 | Sao Paulo, Brazil Przemyslaw Mysiala | 35 | 22-9-1 | Maidenhead, England Josh Parisian | 28 | 7-2 | Brighton, MI Female featherweights Leah Letson | 25 | 4-1 | Milwaukee, WI Larissa Pacheco | 23 | 11-2 | Belem, Brazil Marciea Allen | 36 | 7-2 | Wood Dale, IL Pannie Kianzad | 26 | 9-3 | Copenhagen, Denmark Bea Malecki | 26 | 2-0 | Stockholm, Sweden Julija Stoliarenko | 25 | 4-2-1 | Kaunas, Lithuania Katharina Lehner | 28 | 7-1 | Cologne, Germany Macy Chiasson | 26 | 2-0 | New Orleans, LA
Submitted Jul 11, 2018 11:34PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
DWTNCS results: Bevon Lewis, Jordan Espinosa land UFC contracts
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The second time proved the charm for both Bevon Lewis and Jordan Espinosa. Both earned victories on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series last summer. Lewis got a developmental contract; Espinosa didn’t. This time around, there was no denying either entry the big show. Lewis, a JacksonWink middleweight and training partner of Jon Jones, needed just 3:01 to finish Alton Cunningham on Tuesday night’s edition of Contender Series in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jul 11, 2018 2:02AM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Manny Bermudez-Davey Grant, Nad Narimani-Khalid Taha added to UFC Hamburg
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With the new addition of a pair of fights, the lineup for the UFC’s return to Germany later this month appears to be complete. UFC officials today announced a bantamweight fight between Manny Bermudez (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) (pictured above) and Davey Grant (8-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC), as well as a featherweight bout between promotional newcomers Nad Narimani (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Khalid Taha (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). The fights likely will be placed on the preliminary card, though the final bout order has not been set.
Submitted Jul 8, 2018 9:32PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Corey Anderson replaces Ilir Latifi, meets Glover Teixeira at UFC Hamburg
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The UFC has found a new opponent for Glover Teixeira. The Brazilian light heavyweight was matched-up against Ilir Latifi in the co-main event of UFC Hamburg on July 22, but needed a new foe after Latifi pulled out with an injury. Anderson quickly volunteered on social media and the UFC made it happen, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting after a report from Combate. Anderson also announced on Instagram that he has signed a new contract with the UFC.
Submitted Jul 8, 2018 9:29PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 226 bonuses: Daniel Cormier’s title win earns Performance of the Night award
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When you become just the second fighter in UFC history to hold two weight-class championships at the same time, and do so via knockout while going up in weight, you’ve probably earned yourself a Performance of the Night bonus. Such was the case on Saturday night. Daniel Cormier’s first-round knockout of Stipe Miocic added the UFC heavyweight title to a trophy case which also includes the UFC light heavyweight belt. And it earned him an extra $50,000 as one of UFC 226’s postfight bonus winners. Cormier was one of four fighters to claim Performance of the Night, with Khalil Rountree Jr., Anthony Pettis, and Paulo Costa also picking up $50K.
Submitted Jul 8, 2018 3:43AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Injury forces Ilir Latifi out of Glover Teixeira fight at UFC Hamburg
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Another light heavyweight fight at UFC Hamburg is in jeopardy. Sources confirmed to MMA Fighting’s Shaun Al-Shatti that Ilir Latifi has suffered an injury that will force him to withdraw from his fight with Glover Teixeira at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany on July 22. ESPN was the first to report the news.
Submitted Jul 8, 2018 3:22AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 27 Finale bonuses: Israel Adesanya earns Performance of the Night
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Israel Adesanya didn’t just put on a performance in The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale on Friday night that left longtime observers wondering if we just might be seeing the rise of MMA’s next great talent. “The Last Stylebender” also pocketed an extra $50,000 for his efforts. Adesanya picked apart a very tough Brad Tavares in the middleweight main event of the Las Vegas card, earning a unanimous decision on scores of 49-46 and a pair of 50-45s. For that, Adesanya earned one of the evening’s Performance of the Night bonuses, his second in three UFC appearances. The other Performance of the Night award went to lightweight Luis Pena. The TUF 27 contestant from Team Cormier needed just 3:32 to finish Richie Smullen and earn a bonus in his first official UFC bout. Fight of the night - Alex Caceres vs Martin Bravo
Submitted Jul 7, 2018 4:58PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
TUF 27 Finale: Adesanya vs. Tavares fight card
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Here’s the fight card and bout order for The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale on Friday, July 6th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thanks to The Ultimate Fighter’s continued existence, we still didn’t know the full fight card and bout order for Friday’s event until Wednesday evening. Middleweight striking sensation Israel Adesanya against Brad Tavares has long been known as the main event, but the TUF tournament semifinals just aired over the past two weeks. Mike Trizano and Joe Giannetti will compete in the lightweight final, while Brad Katona meets Jay Cucciniello in the featherweight final.
Submitted Jul 5, 2018 12:33PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
Holloway out of PPV
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Submitted Jul 4, 2018 11:53PM by handyman293 - 8 comments
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Report: Black Panther actor Winston Duke linked to Kimbo Slice film
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Recently rising to prominence as tribal leader M’Baku in Marvel’s blockbuster Black Panther film, Duke has signed on to produce and star in a biopic about popular MMA fighter Kimbo Slice according to a report from IMDb.
Submitted Jul 3, 2018 11:37PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
John Gunther vs. Allan Zuñiga @ TUF 27 Finale
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John Gunther vs Allan Zuñiga will face each other on the early Preliminary Portion of TUF 27: Undefeated.
Submitted Jul 3, 2018 2:54PM by JLS - 7 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
Anthony Smith steps in for Volkan Oezdemir against 'Shogun' Rua at UFC Hamburg
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Anthony Smith won’t get his desired spot on the upcoming UFC card in his native Nebraska, but he will get a much bigger opportunity instead. Smith (28-14 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has agreed to step in for Volkan Oezdemir against former UFC champ Mauricio Rua (25-10 MMA, 9-8 UFC) in this month’s UFC Fight Night 134 headliner. MMAjunkie verified the booking with a person with knowledge of the fight. The person wished to remain anonymous because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. ESPN.com first reported the new main event. The latest UFC Fight Night 134 card includes: MAIN CARD (FS1, 2 p.m. ET) Mauricio Rua vs. Anthony Smith Ilir Latifi vs. Glover Teixeira Stefan Struve vs. Marcin Tybura Abu Azaitar vs. Vitor Miranda Marc Diakiese vs. Nasrat Haqparast Alan Jouban vs. Danny Roberts PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 12 p.m. ET) Damir Hadzovic vs. Nick Hein Bartosz Fabinski vs. Emil Meek Justin Ledet vs. Aleksandar Rakic Jeremy Kimball vs. Darko Stosic Pingyuan Liu vs. Damian Stasiak
Submitted Jul 2, 2018 10:16PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Volkan Oezdemir shifted to UFC 227 vs. Alexander Gustafsson; replacement needed for 'Shogun'
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The long search for an opponent to fight Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 227 finally is over. The two time UFC light heavyweight title challenger will now meet Volkan Oezdemir next month. Originally scheduled to meet Mauricio Rua (25-10 MMA, 9-8 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 134 later this month, the UFC has decided to shift Oezdemir (15-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) out of the headlining contest and into the slot against Gustafsson (18-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC). A replacement search is on for “Shogun,” who is expected to remain on the card. With the addition, the UFC 227 card now includes: Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt – for bantamweight title Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo – for flyweight title Alexander Gustafsson vs. Volkan Oezdemir Derek Brunson vs. Antonio Carlos Junior Renato Moicano vs. Cub Swanson Irene Aldana vs. Bethe Correia Wuliji Buren vs. Bharat Kandare Danielle Taylor vs. Weili Zhang Kyung Ho Kang vs. Ricardo Ramos Benito Lopez vs. Ricky Simon J.J. Aldrich vs. Polyana Viana Brett Johns vs. Pedro Munhoz
Submitted Jul 2, 2018 6:37PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen, Bellator tourney semifinals targeted for October
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The next round of the Bellator heavyweight grand prix is expected to unfold in October. After completing the first round of the eight-man tournament, which earns he winner the vacant Bellator heavyweight title, at Bellator 199 in May, the semifinals are planned for mid-October. The matchups of Fedor Emelianenko (37-5 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) vs. Chael Sonnen (30-15-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) and Ryan Bader (25-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) vs. Matt Mitrione (13-5 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) will not take place on the same night, Bellator President Scott Coker recently told MMAjunkie. However, they could occur within hours of each other, with events on back-to-back nights a strong possibility.
Submitted Jul 2, 2018 6:36PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Brett Johns vs. Pedro Munhoz booked for UFC 227 in Los Angeles
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A bantamweight bout with some international flavor is the latest additions to next month’s UFC 227 event in Los Angeles. UFC officials recently announced that Welshman Brett Johns (15-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will take on Brazil’s Pedro Munhoz (15-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) at the Aug. 4 event, which takes place at Staples Center. The night’s full bout order has yet to be revealed, but the main card will air on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. With the addition to the card, UFC 227 now includes: Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt – for bantamweight title Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo – for flyweight title Derek Brunson vs. Antonio Carlos Junior Renato Moicano vs. Cub Swanson Irene Aldana vs. Bethe Correia Wuliji Buren vs. Bharat Kandare Danielle Taylor vs. Weili Zhang Kyung Ho Kang vs. Ricardo Ramos Benito Lopez vs. Ricky Simon J.J. Aldrich vs. Polyana Viana Brett Johns vs. Pedro Munhoz
Submitted Jul 2, 2018 6:34PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Melvin Guillard steps in to fight Takanori Gomi at Rizin FF 11 in July
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A pair of former UFC lightweights are set to do battle at Rizin FF 11. The promotion has announced (via Twitter) that Melvin Guillard will replace kickboxing standout Andy Souwer to fight ex-PRIDE champion Takanori Gomi at the July 29 event from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Submitted Jul 1, 2018 5:26PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ricky Bandejas vs. James Gallagher set for Bellator 204 in South Dakota
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Bellator’s first trip to South Dakota later this summer continues to build with the addition of a bantamweight fight. James Gallagher (7-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) is set to take on Ricky Bandejas (10-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) at Bellator 204. The promotion recently made the booking official. It first was announced by the website for the host venue, Sanford Pentagon. Bellator 204 is set for Aug. 17 at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. The main card will air on Paramount following prelims on MMAjunkie. The Bellator 204 card now includes: Darrion Caldwell vs. Noad Lahat A.J. Matthews vs. Logan Storley Ricky Bandejas vs. James Gallagher
Submitted Jul 1, 2018 5:25PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
PFL 4 lineup set for Long Island with Lance Palmer vs. Jumabieke Tuerxun headliner
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The Professional Fighters League will be back in New York next month, and the lineup is set for its fourth event of its inaugural season. PFL 4 takes place July 19 at NYCB LIVE in Uniondale, N.Y., on Long Island. The main card airs on NBCSN following prelims on Facebook. The card will be made of of the second fights in the two-fight regular season for featherweights and heavyweights in the field. The full PFL 4 fight card includes: Lance Palmer (13-3) vs. Juma Tuerxun (20-7-1) – second fight of featherweight season Andre Harrison (18-0) vs. Nazareno Malegarie (29-4) – second fight of featherweight season Francimar Barroso (20-7) vs. Jack May (10-3) – second fight of heavyweight season Alexandre Almeida (19-7) vs. Steven Siler (30-17) – second fight of featherweight season Alex Nicholson (12-5) vs. Philipe Lins (10-3) – second fight of heavyweight season Jared Rosholt (16-4) vs. Kelvin Tiller (9-1) – second fight of heavyweight season Bekbulat Magomedov (19-2) vs Magomed Idrisov (8-2) – second fight of featherweight season Max Coga (19-5) vs. Marcos Galvao (18-10-1) – second fight of featherweight season Lee Coville (4-2) vs. Timur Valiev (13-2) – second fight of featherweight season Josh Copeland (16-5) vs. Shawn Jordan (19-8) – second fight of heavyweight season
Submitted Jul 1, 2018 5:24PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Andre Pederneiras steps down from Brazil's Nova Uniao leadership after 21 years
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After 21 years, Andre Pederneiras is no longer the leader of Brazil’s renowned Nova Uniao team. Pederneiras announced his decision to step down from his role on Instagram, following an initial report by Combate.com. The longtime coach, who was a key figure in the UFC rises of former champions Jose Aldo and Renan Barao, linked the decision to the opening of Upper Arena two years ago. The place now works as training grounds for Nova Uniao fighters, but Pederneiras wants to open it to fighters from other teams. “I’m still here at training, giving the same advices to my athletes,” Pederneiras told Combate. “But if, for instance, Urijah Faber comes here, I’ll be able to give him the same training, regardless of whether he represents Nova Uniao or not. If the people who are training at that time are bothered, I can just arrange a different time with him, a separate training session.
Submitted Jul 1, 2018 5:22PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
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