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Lina Lansberg Injured; Leslie Smith Now Faces Amanda Lemos at UFC Fight Night 113
(m.sherdog.com)
Leslie Smith has a new opponent at UFC Fight Night 113 in Glasgow. Promotion officials announced Thursday that Octagon newcomer Amanda Oliveira de Lemos will replace the injured Lina Lansberg and face Smith at the July 16 event. UFC Fight Night 113 takes place at the SSE Hydro Arena and is headlined by a welterweight duel between Gunnar Nelson and Santiago Ponzinibbio.
Submitted Jun 22, 2017 11:30AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Christian Colombo’s Injury Prevents Return at UFC Long Island
(mmaviking.com)
Christian Colombo (8-2-1) was re-scheduled to face Polish fighter Damian Grabowski (20-4) at the UFC on FOX 25 in Long Island card on July 22, but the Dane still isn’t ready. “The fight is off, the knee is still not good” says Godzilla to MMAViking.com. The bout was first scheduled for the UFC in Sweden 5 on May 28th, in a fight in nearby Stockholm. However, both fighters had injuries, and the heavyweight bout was pushed back to the UFC on FOX 25: Weidman vs. Gastelum. Now it won’t be happening for the second time.
Submitted Jun 21, 2017 11:13PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Offer extended to transfer UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes to brain trauma center in Atlanta
(mmajunkie.com)
Illinois State Police continue to investigate a truck-train crash that left UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes hospitalized. Officers from the Traffic Crash Reconstruction Unit hope to speak to Hughes to find out what happened when his truck was struck last Friday by a train on Beeler Trail in Montgomery County, Ill.
Submitted Jun 21, 2017 12:01PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Rob Font vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade official for UFC 213
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout expected to take place in 2014 will instead become reality three years later when Rob Font (13-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) faces Douglas Silva de Andrade (24-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC 213. UFC officials recently confirmed the contest, which was first reported by Brazilian outlet Combate.com.
Submitted Jun 21, 2017 11:55AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
USADA hands UFC's George Sullivan 1-year suspension for 2nd anti-doping offense
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight George Sullivan has been sanctioned for his second anti-doping offense by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, receiving a one-year term for a banned substance and its metabolite.
Submitted Jun 21, 2017 11:52AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Makdessi steps in to fight Sage Northcutt at UFC 214 after Claudio Puelles pulls out
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC officials today announced a shuffle to UFC 214’s fight card that will pair Sage Northcutt against veteran John Makdessi in a lightweight bout. Northcutt (8-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) previously was scheduled to face Claudio Puelles (7-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who suffered an injury and was forced to withdraw from the event, which takes place July 29 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The bout order for UFC 214 has not been set, but main card fights air live on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jun 20, 2017 10:47PM by JLS - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gokhan Saki plans on fighting for UFC title in 2018, vows to ‘knock the f*ck out of’ foes
(https:)
Gokhan Saki, he of 100 kickboxing matches, doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who picks opponents. That will carry over into the UFC, he told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “I’ll fight everybody,” Saki said “The biggest, the smallest, the heaviest. Same weight. For me, I really don’t care who I’m gonna fight. I’m only really interested in myself. I don’t really care about other fighters. Sooner or later, I’m going to knock the f*ck out of them anyway. So, the order doesn’t matter to me.”
Submitted Jun 18, 2017 11:05PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, Interviews
 
Heavyweight Tim Hague, a 5-fight UFC vet, dies following boxing knockout loss in Canada
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague died today after suffering a knockout loss in a boxing match on Friday night in Canada. Hague’s sister confirmed the fighter’s death in a post on her Facebook page: “It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today,” Jackie Neil wrote. “He was surrounded by family, listening to his favourite songs. We will miss him with so greatly.” Hague was 34.
Submitted Jun 18, 2017 6:10PM by Nathan_Arizona - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Former UFC Fighter Tim Hague in ICU with Serious Brain Injury
(bleacherreport.com)
Sportsnet's James Lynch reported Saturday that former UFC fighter Tim Hague is in the intensive care unit with a serious brain injury. Lynch added that the injury occurred Friday during a boxing match against Adam Braidwood.
Submitted Jun 17, 2017 2:16PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, General MMA
 
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor odds released for fight, PPV sales
(https:)
The so-called “fight of the century” between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is also going to be one of the most bet on sporting events of the year. The fight, which takes place on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, is captivating for gamblers given the odd nature of the set-up. Mayweather is 49-0 as a boxer, while McGregor is making his professional boxing debut — yet because of his dominance in the UFC bettors are jumping on him as an +400 underdog.
Submitted Jun 17, 2017 2:12PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
UFC Fight Night 111 bonuses: You know Holly Holm's sick kick was worth $50,000
(mmajunkie.com)
Holly Holm, Ulka Sasaki, Li Jingliang and Frank Camacho each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s UFC Fight Night 111 event. Holm and Sasaki earned “Performance of the Night” honors, while Jingliang and Camacho won “Fight of the Night.”
Submitted Jun 17, 2017 12:29PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cyborg vs. Anderson for title at UFC 214 close to finalization
(mixedmartialarts.com)
The UFC made a decision to add a women’s featherweight division when it appeared that Cris Cyborg, who had been brought in to drop weight to fight the then seemingly unbeatable Ronda Rousey, was not going to be able to do so. However, Cyborg needed time to recover from the brutal weight cuts. So the UFC went forward without her, matching up Germaine de Randamie, who was outside the top 10 at bantamweight, with Holy Holm, who was on a two-fight losing streak at 135. GDR won and holds the title, for now.
Submitted Jun 16, 2017 11:13PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ex-UFC champ Matt Hughes airlifted after truck collides with train
(abcnews.go.com)
Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes has been airlifted to a medical facility after the truck he was in collided with a moving train Friday, UFC president Dana White told ESPN. White said he's been in contact with Hughes' family, and that they are currently en route to the medical facility where the 43-year-old was taken. "Apparently he has head trauma," White said. "His family is traveling to him now." White did not know exactly where the accident took place. He said Hughes, who lives in Illinois, was apparently helping a friend when the accident occurred.
Submitted Jun 16, 2017 2:36PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather happening Aug. 26 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
Fast on the heels of an approved event request to the Nevada boxing commission, the much-ballyhooed meeting between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is set to go down. Citing a “well-placed source,” Yahoo! Sports reporter Kevin Iole today wrote that the bout will take place Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, the date approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for an event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 11:06PM by grappler0000 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
M-1 Challenge 80 weights, pictures & video from China
(https:)
M-1 CHALLENGE FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSIP – 5 X 5 (L)Ivan “Buki” Buchinger(31-5-0, M-1: 6-1-0), Champion, Slovakia 144 lbs. vs. (R) Timur Nagibin (9-2-0, M-1: 5-1-0), Challenger, Russia 144 lbs. FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Sascha Sharma (12-3-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Germany 143 lbs. vs. Muso “Iron King” Nuertiebieke (7-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 146 lbs. WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Alexander “Iron Capture” Butenko (43-12-0, M-1: 9-2-0), Ukraine 165 lbs. vs. Corey “Major” Nelson (18-6-1, M-1: 0-0-0), Spain 168 lbs. FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Mikhail Korobov (10-2-1, M-1: 0-2-1), Russia, 143 lbs. vs. Asirkebai Jinensibieke (12-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 146 lbs. PRELIMINARY CARD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Rene Hoppe (7-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Germany 204 lbs. vs. Carlos “Cachorrao” Eduardo (15-4-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Brazil 204 lbs. MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Arten Kazbanov (7-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia 185 lbs. vs. Nosherwan “Savage” Khanzada (3-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Pakistan 184 ½ lbs. BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Huyixibai Huyixibai (14-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 135 lbs. vs. Ibragim Navruzov (3-0-1, M-1: 0-0-1), Georgia 132 lbs. WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Kuerbanjiang Tuluosibake (1-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0, China 169 ½ lbs. vs. Makim “Man Max” Melnik (3-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Ukraine 167 lbs. LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Adam Tsurov (6-5-0, M-1: 5-2-0), Russia 154 ½ lbs. vs. Kangkang Fu (4-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 153 lbs.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 11:04PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dooho Choi injured, but Andre Fili still plans to fight at UFC 214
(mmajunkie.com)
An intriguing featherweight bout between Dooho Choi and Andre Fili won’t be happening at UFC 214. However, Fili still plans to fight at the event. Fili (16-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) today tweeted that Choi (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) can’t make the July 29 pay-per-view event at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.:
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 3:51PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
T.J. Dillashaw questions the legitimacy of Cody Garbrandt’s back injury
(mmafighting.com)
At the beginning of this year, the UFC announced that bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt would be defending his belt against former champion and training partner T.J. Dillashaw. It was to be a good, old-fashioned grudge match and the UFC built its most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter around the beef between the coaches, leading up to their title fight at UFC 213 this summer.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 3:49PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NAC approves Mayweather Promotions for Aug. 26, still unclear if it’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
(mmafighting.com)
The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) approved an Aug. 26 date in Las Vegas for Mayweather Promotions in a meeting Wednesday. But the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is not officially attached to it — at least for now. NAC executive director Bob Bennett told MMA Fighting that Mayweather Promotions applied for the Aug. 26 date for a boxing card at MGM Grand, which will air on Showtime, last week. Mayweather officials then pulled that application earlier this week before asking for it to be put back on Tuesday night, Bennett said.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 3:48PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
ABC launches charitable fund to benefit retired combat sports athletes
(mmafighting.com)
The Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) wants to give back to the fighters who have given their blood, sweat and tears in the ring or the cage. The body, which informally oversees commissions in the United States and Canada, announced the launch of a charitable fund benefiting retired combat sports participants last weekend at the International Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canastota, N.Y.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 1:02AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bellator chief Scott Coker: Mike Goldberg, new broadcast team offer 'different experience'
(mmajunkie.com)
It’s nearly impossible to escape Mike Golberg’s voice if you’re watching a UFC promo. As the fight organization’s play-by-play commentator for 20 years, there’s hardly a big fight that doesn’t have his stamp. Goldberg’s signature call – “It is all over!” – is indelibly linked to the industry-leader. So when he lends his commentary to Bellator’s second pay-per-view effort, Bellator NYC, it’s not a stretch to say some of the more casual fans of MMA might be confused. But according to Bellator chief Scott Coker, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 12:35AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
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