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TUF 26’s Maia Stevenson faces Polyana Viana at UFC Belem
Another female fight was booked for UFC Belem on Feb. 3 in Brazil, as Maia Stevenson faces Polyana Viana in a strawweight contest, the promotion announced following a report by Combate.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 3:09PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Floyd Mayweather says he has multi-fight offer with UFC, can 'make a billion dollars'
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the most financially successful boxer of all-time, and now it’s possible he could become the most financially successful MMA fighter ever too?
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 3:08PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, UFC
Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek rescheduled for UFC 220 (Update: moved to St. Louis)
An important welterweight fight has been moved to UFC 220. The UFC has rescheduled Kamaru Usman vs. Emil Meek for the Jan. 20 card in Boston, MMA Fighting has learned. UPDATE: The fights been moved to UFC FN 124 in St. Louis
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 3:06PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gokhan Saki hopes to return in March after suffering meniscus tear
Kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki hopes to return to the Octagon in March or April following his recovery from a bucket handle meniscus tear.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 3:05PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Ex-UFC star Keith Jardine finding successful second act in Hollywood
In the fall of 2007, two days after Keith Jardine celebrated his most famous victory by defeating UFC legend Chuck Liddell, he was back home in New Mexico. The adrenaline of the win had long since worn off, leaving Jardine feeling as though he’d suffered through a car crash. After visiting his doctor to address some of the injuries he’d sustained throughout his training camp and in the fight, he was relaxing in a cafe in Bernalillo with his fiancée Jodie Esquibel when he noticed two people slowly approaching them. He assumed the duo to be shy fans, but instead, they introduced themselves as Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, co-directors of a movie that was in pre-production in the area. After a few minutes of speaking, and out of the blue, the duo asked him if he was interested in reading for a part in their movie, Gamer, which starred Gerard Butler and was eventually released in 2009. For Jardine, it was a strange but welcome bit of serendipity. He’d grown up a huge movie fan and had contemplated acting; now an opportunity was presenting itself to him. Jardine won a part, and in the decade since, has earned over 30 credits in film and television. The last year has been a particularly productive one in Jardine’s second act. During the course of 2017, he has appeared in nine releases, including a recurring role on the long-running Showtime series Shameless and more recently, a regular role on the new, critically acclaimed Netflix western Godless. There are long odds on building a successful career in professional sports. Jardine beat them; to do the same in another wildly challenging venue is his next trick, and one he is fully embracing.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 3:04PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Robert Whittaker, Luke Rockhold discuss Georges St-Pierre's departure before UFC 221 title fight
Georges St-Pierre is out of the UFC middleweight title picture, and UFC 221’s headliners are ready to move on without him.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 2:37AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Mark Hunt to fight Curtis Blaydes at UFC 221
After missing out on a home date in November, Mark Hunt is getting to fight in Australia next year. The UFC confirmed a matchup reported by The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday, pairing up Hunt and streaking heavyweight Curtis Blaydes. They will fight at UFC 221, which takes place at the Perth Arena in Perth, Western Australia, on Feb. 11.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 2:07AM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brave champ Carlston Harris welcomes Al-Selawe as challenger, willing to fight in Jordan
Brave Welterweight champion Carlston Harris wants to fight outside of Brazil and defend his title in a foreign country. Even though he’s from Guyana, “Moçambique” has spent his entire career fighting in Brazil, a place he calls home for nearly eight years now. And he knows his next opponent could very well be Jarrah Al-Selawe, who moved to 3-0 with Brave Combat Federation after shutting down Carl Booth at Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions. And with “The Jordanian Lion” campaigning for a Brave fight card in his home country, after claiming H.H Sheikh Khalid made him a promise, Harris isn’t opposed to defending his belt at his opponent’s home turf. Actually, the Welterweight champion relishes the challenge.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 12:27AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Shane Campbell Aiming For Flawless Victory In Unified MMA 33 Title Fight
Heading into 2017, lightweight Shane Campbell was in need of a rebound, coming off of four losses in five UFC fights. Luckily, Campbell was able to bounce back in the United MMA promotion in Canada. In three fights for United, Campbell has managed to finish all three bouts, and claim the promotion’s lightweight title in the process. “These three wins were not the caliber of what I was fighting in 2016, but they were still all game opponents,” Campbell told MMAWeekly.com. “I didn’t take any one of them lightly.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 12:19AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Valentina Shevchenko's flyweight debut set for UFC Fight Night 125
Valentina Shevchenko’s venture into the women’s flyweight division is set to get underway. The UFC on Tuesday announced that Shevchenko, a former bantemweight title contender, will meet promotional newcomer Priscila Cachoeira at UFC Fight Night 125, which takes place Feb. 3 at Manguerinho Gymnasium in Belem, Brazil, and airs on FS1.
Submitted Dec 12, 2017 8:27PM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 219 test run for AI-inspired glove sensors approved
Big data is coming to the octagon. The Nevada State Athletic Commission today approved a test run for a new UFC-approved product that uses analytics and artificial intelligence to tell the story of a fight. At UFC 219, select fighters will be equipped with glove sensors that measure everything from punch strength to stress. The data from those sensors will then be interpreted in real time using analytics and artificial intelligence.
Submitted Dec 12, 2017 6:21PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Jake Collier vs. Marcin Prachnio booked for UFC on FOX 28 in Florida
A light heavyweight contest is the first official addition to February’s UFC on FOX 28 event. UFC officials recently announced that Jake Collier (11-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will face Marcin Prachnio (13-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at the Feb. 24 fight card, which takes place at Amway Center in Florida.
Submitted Dec 12, 2017 12:18AM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Daniel Cormier says Cain Velasquez is back to training, readying for ‘a long, sustained run’
It’s been a long time since the heavyweight division has seen Cain Velasquez. The former two-time UFC heavyweight champion has missed all of 2017 after being forced to pull out of his Dec. 2016 fight against Fabricio Werdum due to a lingering injury in his back, which ultimately required surgery. But the light at the end of the tunnel may soon be approaching for Velasquez.
Submitted Dec 11, 2017 6:40PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
One Warriors Of The World Fight Highlights: Alex Silva Shocks The World!
Alex Silva surprised nearly everyone as he got the better of Yoshitaka Naito to capture the ONE strawweight title on Saturday in Bangkok.
Submitted Dec 11, 2017 4:10AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
Dana White interested in re-signing Cub Swanson: ‘I want him to be happy’
Cub Swanson’s first loss in over two years couldn’t have come at a worse time. The 34-year-old featherweight veteran entered Saturday’s UFC Fresno main event with a four-fight winning streak and the knowledge that this would be the last fight of his current contract. Unfortunately for “Killer Cub,” his successful run came to a halt when opponent Brian Ortega submitted him with a guillotine choke in the second round.
Submitted Dec 11, 2017 12:47AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
UFC Fight Night 123 post-event facts: Brian Ortega proving to be one of UFC's best finishers
Brian Ortega continued to make his presence felt in the UFC featherweight division on Saturday when he turned from prospect to contender with a victory over Cub Swanson in the UFC Fight Night 123 main event. Ortega (13-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) added to his perfect record when he locked up a fight-ending second-round submission on Swanson (25-8 MMA, 10-4 UFC) in their headlining bout, which took place at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., and aired on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. It hasn’t taken long, but “T-City” has already made a mark in the UFC record books. For more on the numbers behind his performance, as well as other figures and footnotes to come from the UFC’s final “Fight Night” event of the year, check below for 50 post-event facts from UFC Fight Night 123.
Submitted Dec 11, 2017 12:45AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Among the gems the UFC produced in Fresno, Brian Ortega carries a special kind of gleam
These days an effective Fight Night in the UFC is one that brings to public consciousness shiny new intriguelings that have thus far gone unheralded. On Saturday night in Fresno there were at least three on display — Marlon Moraes, the former WSOF bantamweight champion who is still shaking off the association; Jason Knight, a man most promisingly dubbed a southern Diaz brother; and Brian Ortega, an undefeated prospect who looks exactly like Hollywood’s exaggerated idea of a fighter on the rise.
Submitted Dec 11, 2017 12:42AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
UFC Fight Night 123 bonuses: Brian Ortega's amazing performance doubles up for $100,000
Brian Ortega doubled up for $100,000 in bonus money, and Cub Swanson and Marlon Moraes each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 123 event. Ortega and Swanson earned the “Fight of the Night,” while Ortega and Moraes each won “Performance of the Night” honors. UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
Submitted Dec 10, 2017 1:52AM by Leonstolzz - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
CSAC fines Benito Lopez $1,000 for UFC Fresno weigh-in shove of Albert Morales
Benito Lopez shoved Albert Morales at UFC Fresno weigh-ins Friday and got docked a portion of his fight purse for the infraction.
Submitted Dec 9, 2017 3:01AM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Edmonton city council imposes one-year ban on combat sports following Tim Hague death
Edmonton officials have imposed a one-year ban on combat sports in the city. The city council passed a new bylaw that will stop the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission from issuing new licenses or event permits until Dec. 31, 2018 “or until Council provides further direction,” per a news release issued Friday. The provision will go into effect Saturday.
Submitted Dec 8, 2017 7:20PM by Braden - 3 comments
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