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Derrick Lewis returns from 'retirement,' meets ex-champ Fabricio Werdum at UFC 216
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum is the latest addition to October’s UFC 216 lineup. Lewis (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) today confirmed the matchup with Werdum (21-7-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC) following an initial report from MMAFighting.com The latest UFC 216 lineup includes: Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee – for interim lightweight title Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga Marco Beltran vs. Matt Schnell Mark Godbeer vs. Walt Harris Jessica Eye vs. Paige VanZant Derrick Lewis vs. Fabricio Werdum
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:45AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
USADA notifies Nick Roehrick of potential anti-doping violation
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC announced today that its anti-doping partner, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, has notified UFC light heavyweight Nick Roehrick of a potential anti-doping violation. Roehrick was flagged after an out-of-competition drug test conducted Aug. 8. Per standard USADA procedure, details on the nature of his anti-doping violation are being withheld during the results management process. “Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed,” read the UFC’s statement. “Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:44AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 120 adds Angela Hill vs. Nina Ansaroff
(mmajunkie.com)
Surging UFC women’s strawweights Angela Hill and Nina Ansaroff are set to meet at UFC Fight Night 120. The promotion announced the matchup Wednesday on “UFC Tonight.” The bout order for the event has not been announced, so it’s unclear whether Hill (7-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Ansaroff (7-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will fight on the event’s main card or prelims. UFC Fight Night 120 takes place Nov. 11 at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia. The event’s main card airs live on FS1 following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. With the addition, UFC Fight Night 120 now includes: Anthony Pettis vs. Dustin Poirier Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez Karl Roberson vs. Darren Stewart Cezar Ferreira vs. Nate Marquardt Nina Ansaroff vs. Angela Hill
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 6:57PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Nogueira-Cannonier, Bamgbose-Di Chirico added to UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s FOX card in Winnipeg in December now has its first two bouts. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-8 MMA, 5-5 UFC) will take on Jared Cannonier (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) in a light heavyweight fight, and Oluwale Bamgbose (6-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC) meets Alessio Di Chirico (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at middleweight. UFC officials announced the new bookings today.
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 6:56PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Belal Muhammad says he's fighting Jesse Taylor at UFC Fight Night 121 in Australia
(mmajunkie.com)
It looks like the UFC’s return to the “Land Down Under” has a new welterweight fight for the card. Belal Muhammad (12-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) announced on his Instagram feed today that he’ll be fighting recent “TUF 25” winner Jesse Taylor (31-15 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 121 in November in Australia. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the booking. With the apparent addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 121 now includes: Mark Hunt vs. Marcin Tybura Rashad Coulter vs. Tai Tuivasa Ryan Benoit vs. Ashkan Mokhtarian Belal Muhammad vs. Jesse Taylor
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 6:55PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Bader defends title vs. Linton Vassell at Bellator 186; Penn State alums Phil Davis, Ed Ruth also on card
(mmajunkie.com)
For the first time, Bellator will touch down at Penn State University this fall, and the light heavyweight title will be on the line. Newly crowned champ Ryan Bader (23-5 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will put his 205-pound belt up against Linton Vassell (18-5 MMA, 7-2 BMMA) in the Bellator 186 main event, promotion officials confirmed to PennLive.com‘s Brian Linder. Also on the card will be a pair of Penn State wrestling alums, former champ Phil Davis (17-4 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) and Ed Ruth (3-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA), though their opponents will be announced later. Bellator 186 will take place Nov. 3 at Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State’s campus in University Park, Pa. The main card will air on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 6:53PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Sicilia signs multi-fight deal with Bellator
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Sam Sicilia is headed to Bellator. The featherweight veteran, who completed his UFC contract and became a free agent at UFC Fight Night 105 with a one-sided loss to Gavin Tucker, signed a multi-fight deal with the Viacom-backed organization, MMAjunkie.com reported Wednesday. Sicilia (15-8), who trains at Sikjitsu in Spokane, WA, ended his 12-fight stint in the Octagon riding a three-fight skid. Sicilia is coming off losses to Tucker, Gabriel Benitez and Doo Ho Choi, and hasn’t won since July 2015. After a stint on The Ultimate Fighter 15, he finished in the UFC 5-7 overall.
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 10:18AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Report: Lyoto Machida returns, meets Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo
(mmajunkie.com)
It appears a former light heavyweight champion will return to headline the UFC’s card in Brazil in October. According to a report from Combate, former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (22-7 MMA, 14-7 UFC) will return from a suspension to take on Derek Brunson (17-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) in a middleweight bout at UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the booking.
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 10:02AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum official for UFC's Shanghai debut main event
(mmajunkie.com)
A fight that was supposed to happen a couple times already now is official to headline the UFC’s visit to Shanghai this fall. Former UFC middleweight champion and all-time great Anderson Silva (34-8 MMA, 17-4 UFC) will take on Kelvin Gastelum (14-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) in the headliner of the UFC’s debut in mainland China, set to take place at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on Nov. 25. UFC officials confirmed the previously reported fight overnight.
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 10:01AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bisping-GSP, Garbrandt-Dillashaw title fights among 7 official for UFC 217
(mmajunkie.com)
Two championship belts will be on the line when the UFC makes its second visit this November to the famous Madison Square Garden in New York. In the main event of the Nov. 4 pay-per-view lineup (which follows prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass), Michael Bisping (30-7 MMA, 20-7 UFC) will defend the UFC middleweight championship against Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC). Bantamweight titleholder Cody Garbrandt (11-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) takes on rival T.J. Dillashaw (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) in the co-headliner. The latest UFC 217 lineup now includes: Champ Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre – for middleweight title Champ Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for bantamweight title Paulo Borrachinha vs. Johny Hendricks Curtis Blaydes vs. Aleksei Oleinik Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba Ricardo Ramos vs. Aiemann Zahabi
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 10:00AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez returns to welterweight, meets Matt Brown at UFC Fight Night 120
(mmajunkie.com)
A welterweight bout between Matt Brown and Diego Sanchez is the latest addition to November’s UFC Fight Night 120 lineup. UFC officials tonight announced the 170-pound match between Brown (20-16 MMA, 13-10 UFC) and Sanchez (27-10 MMA, 16-10 UFC). UFC Fight Night 120 takes place Nov. 11 at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized. The latest UFC Fight Night 120 card now includes: Anthony Pettis vs. Dustin Poirier Karl Roberson vs. Darren Stewart Cezar Ferreira vs. Nate Marquardt Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez
Submitted Aug 16, 2017 11:38PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Benoit vs. Ashkan Mokhtarian added to UFC Fight Night 121 in Australia
(mmajunkie.com)
Two flyweights have been added to the UFC’s upcoming return to Australia. Officials announced on Tuesday that Ryan Benoit (9-5 MMA, 2-3 UFC) and Ashkan Mokhtarian (13-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) are set to meet at UFC Fight Night 121. The latest UFC Fight Night 121 card now includes: Mark Hunt vs. Marcin Tybura Rashad Coulter vs. Tai Tuivasa Ryan Benoit vs. Ashkan Mokhtarian
Submitted Aug 16, 2017 9:27AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lee will fight at UFC 216 for interim lightweight title
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – Move over, Conor McGregor. A second UFC lightweight champion is coming. An interim title fight between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee has been booked for UFC 216, UFC President Dana White told reporters on Tuesday. White said he was unsure if the bout between Ferguson (23-3 MMA, 13-1 UFC) and Lee (16-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) would serve as the headliner for the pay-per-view event, which takes place Oct. 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. With the addition, the latest UFC 216 card now includes: Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee – for interim lightweight title Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga Marco Beltran vs. Matt Schnell Mark Godbeer vs. Walt Harris Jessica Eye vs. Paige VanZant
Submitted Aug 16, 2017 7:42AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Andrew Holbrook vs Thibault Gouti Added To UFC Fight Night 115 In Rotterdam
(mmamad.com)
A lightweight bout has been added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night 115 fight card as Andrew Holbrook meets Thibault Gouti at the event. UFC Fight Night 115 will be held on 2 September 2017 at Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands. A heavyweight bout between former Bellator Heavyweight Champion Alexander Volkov and Stefan Struve will feature as the main event of the evening.
Submitted Aug 15, 2017 6:09PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tony Martin vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier added to UFC Fight Night 116 in Steel City
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight bout is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 116 in Steel City. Officials today announced a fight between Tony Martin (12-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and fellow submission specialist Olivier Aubin-Mercier (9-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC). The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been determined. With the addition, UFC Fight Night 116 now includes: Luke Rockhold vs. David Branch Thiago Alves vs. Mike Perry Hector Lombard vs. Anthony Smith Anthony Hamilton vs. Daniel Spitz Uriah Hall vs. Krzysztof Jotko Sergio Moraes vs. Kamaru Usman Justin Ledet vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy Gilbert Burns vs. Jason Saggo Gregor Gillespie vs. Jason Gonzalez Tony Martin vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier
Submitted Aug 15, 2017 2:51PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Trainer: Ex-champ Anthony Pettis vs. Dustin Poirier at UFC Fight Night 120 in Virginia
(mmajunkie.com)
Ask and you shall receive; former UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis had called for a matchup with Dustin Poirier, and he will apparently get his wish in UFC Fight Night 120’s main event. UFC officials haven’t formally announced the bout, though Pettis’ (20-6 MMA, 7-5 UFC) longtime head coach and mentor confirmed the showdown with Poirier (21-5 MMA, 13-4 UFC) on social media With the addition of the main event, the latest UFC Fight Night 120 card now includes: Anthony Pettis vs. Dustin Poirier Karl Roberson vs. Darren Stewart Cezar Ferreira vs. Nate Marquardt
Submitted Aug 15, 2017 2:50PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Instant fan favorite Heather Hardy returns at Bellator 185
(mmajunkie.com)
Heather Hardy said she fell in love with MMA; the feeling was mutual with many MMA fans. In June at Bellator 180, Hardy (1-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA), a standout boxer, made a successful MMA debut with a third-round TKO of flyweight Alice Yauger (4-6 MMA, 0-2 BMMA). The latest Bellator 185 card includes: Gegard Mousasi vs. Alexander Shlemenko Muhammed Lawal vs. Liam McGeary Heather Hardy vs. opponent TBA
Submitted Aug 15, 2017 2:49PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Dana White's Contender Series 7 and 8 lineups revealed; one fighter returns for seconds
(mmajunkie.com)
Joby Sanchez is getting another crack at it. The flyweight is returning to Dana White’s Contender Series to take on J.P. Buys in the seventh installment. The lineups for both DWCS 7 and 8 are set to close out the first season. DWCS 7 takes place Aug. 22 and DWCS 8 on Aug. 29, with both events hailing from The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas and streaming live on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 15, 2017 9:24AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Abel Trujillo Pulled; Lando Vannata Now Faces Bobby Green at UFC 216 on Oct. 7 in Las Vegas
(sherdog.com)
Opponent switches are seldom “groovy,” but at least Lando Vannata has plenty of notice. Vannata was scheduled to meet fellow lightweight contender Abel Trujillo at UFC 216, scheduled for Oct. 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Monday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that the Jackson-Wink MMA product would no longer be facing Trujillo, but would now be taking on “King” Bobby Green instead. The promotion did not give a reason for Trujillo's removal from the contest.
Submitted Aug 15, 2017 9:21AM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC title challenger Sara McMann joins Team Alpha Male
(mmajunkie.com)
The stable of talent at Team Alpha Male continues to grow with the addition of UFC women’s bantamweight contender Sara McMann. McMann (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) has officially joined the team in Sacramento, Calif., ahead of her scheduled bout with Ketlen Vieira (8-0 MMA. 2-0 UFC) at UFC 215, which takes place Sept. 9 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, with the main card on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 13, 2017 6:55PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team, UFC
 
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