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Arnett Defends TKO Bantamweight Title Against Maness in UFC-Caliber Fight
(mmaempire.ca)
Although it may not be under the UFC banner, Friday night’s bantamweight title bout at TKO 44 has all the makings of a UFC matchup. Jesse Arnett (15-4) will defend his TKO bantamweight title for the second time, while also looking to stretch his current win streak to 13-straight, versus the undefeated American Nathan Maness (9-0).
Submitted Sep 17, 2018 8:58PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Eryk Anders replaces Jimi Manuwa vs. 'Marreta' Santos in UFC Sao Paulo main event
(https:)
Just six days before the show, UFC Fight Night 137 has had another change to its main event. Jimi Manuwa (17-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) is out of the light heavyweight headliner against Thiago “Marreta” Santos (18-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC) in Brazil. But stepping in on short notice for Manuwa will be Eryk Anders (11-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC), multiple people with knowledge of the new booking today told MMAjunkie. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the change for the card, which takes place Saturday at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. The main card airs on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Sep 16, 2018 10:20PM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 136 draws reported 22,603 attendance for $1.84 million live gate
(https:)
Today’s UFC Fight Night 136 event drew an announced attendance of 22,603 fans for a live gate of $1.84 million. The attendance number in Moscow, according to UFC officials was the fifth-largest crowd in the promotion’s history and the largest MMA event ever in Russia. It was the UFC’s debut in Russia. UFC officials announced the figures following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
Submitted Sep 16, 2018 2:17AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Chiesa moving up to welterweight, hopes for fight with Carlos Condit at UFC 232
(https:)
After a failed attempted on the scales during his last time out at UFC 226, The Ultimate Fighter season 15 winner Michael Chiesa is changing divisions. Although he immediately stated after missing the lightweight mark for his last fight, Chiesa is actually going through with his plan to move up to 170-pounds as was confirmed to ESPN. For his ideal UFC welterweight debut, Chiesa hopes to get onto UFC 232 on December 29 where he would like to face the former UFC interim and WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit. The fight has apparently been discussed, however, Condit’s team doesn’t have any interest in the matchup despite wanting to return around the same time as Chiesa.
Submitted Sep 16, 2018 2:13AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 136 bonuses: Oleinik, Blachowicz among $50,000 winners
(https:)
Aleksei Oleinik, Jan Blachowicz, Magomed Ankalaev and Petr Yan each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s UFC Fight Night 136 event. Oleinik, Blachowicz and Ankalaeveach each won “Performance of the Night” honors. Yan earned the “Fight of the Night” for his win over Jin Soo Son, but Son was ineligible for the bonus because he missed weight. UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
Submitted Sep 16, 2018 2:10AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shinya Aoki vs Ev Ting at ‘ONE: Kingdom of Heroes’ in Bangkok, Thailand
(https:)
ONE Championship will be in Bangkok, Thailand on October 6, 2018 for “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes.” One of the bouts on the fight card is between Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan and Ev “E.T.” Ting, 29, of New Zealand and Malaysia. Aoki and Ting will compete in the lightweight division at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes.” The winner will earn a shot at the ONE Lightweight World Championship. Currently reigning as the ONE Lightweight World Champion is Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Australia and Vietnam, who also holds the ONE Featherweight World Championship title, which he has successfully defended once. For the first time, he will defend his ONE Lightweight World Champion title in Tokyo, Japan in 2019.
Submitted Sep 14, 2018 12:07PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kamaru Usman slated for TUF 28 Finale main event
(https:)
Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will reportedly take on contender Kamaru Usman in November. An intriguing welterweight pairing is reportedly headed to Las Vegas, Nevada. According to Combate, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is set to square off against one of the division’s top contenders, Kamaru Usman, at the The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale main event.
Submitted Sep 13, 2018 3:44AM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brennan Ward set to retire from MMA after Bellator 207 withdrawal
(https:)
After pulling out of Bellator 207 due to an undisclosed injury, Brennan Ward has decided to retire from MMA competition. MMAjunkie today learned from a Bellator official that Ward (14-6 MMA, 9-6 BMMA) has informed the promotion of his intent to hang up his gloves from the sport. Ward was scheduled to fight Andre Fialho at Bellator 207 in October, but had to withdraw over the weekend. Ward hasn’t fought since August 2017, and apparently the latest setback was the final straw.
Submitted Sep 12, 2018 10:09AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Chris Fishgold vs. Calvin Kattar, Te’Jovan Edwards vs. Don Madge Added to UFC Moncton
(m.sherdog.com)
Two more bouts have been added to the UFC Moncton lineup, as Chris Fishgold will square off against Calvin Kattar at featherweight, while Te’Jovan Edwards will face Don Madge at lightweight on Oct. 27. The Las Vegas-based promotion recently announced the pairings. UFC Fight Night 138 takes place at SMG Moncton in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada and is headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between Volkan Oezdemir and Anthony Smith. The card is expected to air on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Fishgold, the Cage Warriors lightweight champion, enters his Octagon debut on a seven-fight winning streak that includes a first-round submission of Alexander Jacobsen in his most recent outing last October. Kattar, meanwhile, had a 10-fight winning streak snapped in a decision loss to Renato Carneiro at UFC 223.
Submitted Sep 11, 2018 2:00PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jessica Andrade: Knockout of Karolina Kowalkiewicz leaves ‘no doubt’ I’m next for Rose Namajunas
(https:)
Jessica Andrade gave Karolina Kowalkiewicz the fastest loss of her MMA career at UFC 228, stopping her with punches in less than two minutes Saturday night in Dallas, and believes it was enough to guarantee another shot at the strawweight belt. Andrade says she focused on muay thai training for three months ahead of UFC 228, and it paid off with her quickest win since joining the UFC in 2013...
Submitted Sep 9, 2018 11:02AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 228 bonuses: Tyron Woodley, Jessica Andrade earn Performance of the Night
(https:)
Tyron Woodley might not be UFC president Dana White’s favorite fighter, but he’s not so spiteful that he’ll deny the UFC welterweight champion an obvious Performance of the Night. Woodley earned a $50,000 performance bonus for his tremendous victory over previously undefeated Darren Till on Saturday night in the main event of UFC 228. A D’Arce submission at 4:19 of the second round secured the champ’s fourth successful title defense.
Submitted Sep 9, 2018 11:01AM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nicco Montaño vs. Valentina Shevchenko title fight off UFC 228 card
(https:)
There will not be a second title fight Saturday. UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montaño was hospitalized Friday morning prior to official weigh-ins and her title defense against Valentina Shevchenko has been pulled off the UFC 228 card Saturday, sources confirmed with MMA Fighting. ESPN was the first to report the news. It remains unclear what Montaño’s condition was when she headed to the hospital, but the timing fits with something related to an illness due to weight cut. The UFC released a statement on the matter Friday morning, making the title fight cancellation official. “As a precautionary measure, UFC flyweight Nicco Montaño was transported to a medical facility Friday morning due to health concerns,” the statement read. “The scheduled championship bout between Montaño & Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 228 has been cancelled.”
Submitted Sep 7, 2018 11:22AM by finnish_line - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tai Tuivasa set to fight Junior Dos Santos in main event of UFC Adelaide
(fightnewsaustralia.com)
A mammoth heavyweight showdown is set to take center stage down under. Set to fight former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos (19-5 MMA, 13-4 UFC) in the main event of UFC Adelaide. Combate was the first to report the news and it was confirmed by ESPN. The confirmation ends weeks of speculation as to who may headline the card. It has been widely known that Tuivasa wanted the fight with Dos Santos, but it was uncertain as to weather the former champion would want to come to Australia for the fight.
Submitted Sep 5, 2018 5:37PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Claudia Gadelha meets Nina Ansaroff at UFC 231
(https:)
A strawweight bout between Claudia Gadelha and Nina Ansaroff was officially announced for UFC 231 on Wednesday. The pay-per-view card is scheduled to take place at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada, on Dec. 8. The promotion has yet to officially announce a main event for UFC 231. Gadelha (16-3), who once challenged for the UFC’s 115-pound belt, is coming off a decision victory over longtime rival Carla Esparza in June. The Brazilian strawweight scored wins over the likes of Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Valerie Letourneau, Cortney Casey and Jessica Aguilar throughout her MMA career.
Submitted Sep 5, 2018 5:27PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Edson Barboza vs. Dan Hooker booked for UFC on FOX 31
(https:)
Daniel Hooker has been granted his wish of a top tier opponent as he is set to face sixth-ranked Edson Barboza at UFC Milwaukee on Dec. 15. The New Zealand Herald first reported the news Wednesday after confirming the lightweight clash with the UFC. Barboza (19-6-0) is coming off two one-sided losses. Kevin Lee finished him in the fifth round of their main event clash at UFC Atlantic City. He went into the New Jersey bout coming off a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, who dominated him over five rounds in the co-main event of UFC 219.
Submitted Sep 5, 2018 5:24PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Claudio Silva injured, out of UFC Moscow fight with Ramazan Emeev
(https:)
Ramazan Emeev needs a new opponent for UFC Moscow. The former M-1 Global middleweight champion was scheduled to face Claudio Silva in a welterweight bout Sept. 15 in Russia, but the Brazilian was forced out of the card with a lower back injury, sources told MMA Fighting. Silva won’t need surgery and is targeting a December return to the Octagon, sources said.
Submitted Sep 3, 2018 1:44PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Benoit out - Jarred Brooks fills in against Roberto Sanchez
(https:)
Bout scheduled to take place on the FightPass Early Prelims.
Submitted Sep 3, 2018 1:40PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Sao Paulo card complete with the addition of two Contender Series Brazil winners
(https:)
Three Contender Series Brazil winners will compete at the upcoming UFC Sao Paulo event. After a previously reported heavyweight clash between Augusto Sakai and Chase Sherman, the promotion has booked a female bouts featuring Mayra Bueno Silva and Gillian Robertson, and Marina Rodriguez versus Randa Markos. Silva (5-0) was signed by the UFC after submitting Mayana Kellen with an anaconda choke in 62 seconds as a bantamweight, but will move back to flyweight. Rodriguez earned her contract with a first-round stoppage over Rizin veteran Maria Oliveira in a strawweight fight.
Submitted Sep 2, 2018 8:30PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chase Sherman vs. Augusto Sakai added to UFC Sao Paulo
(https:)
The UFC booked a heavyweight match for its upcoming event in Brazil after a series of fight cancellations hit the card. Days after Ketlen Vieira and Antonio Carlos Junior were forced out of UFC Sao Paulo fights with Tonya Evinger and Elias Theodorou due to injuries, Chase Sherman and Augusto Sakai agreed to meet on Sept. 22, sources confirmed the news to MMA Fighting following a report by FloCombat.
Submitted Aug 30, 2018 9:41AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brandon Davis says he’s facing Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC 228
(https:)
It looks like Zabit Magomedsharipov has a new dance partner for UFC 228. A guy that’s no stranger to short-notice fights will be stepping up again at UFC 228, at least according to what he’s saying on social media. Featherweight Brandon Davis took to Twitter today to confirm that he will be fighting Zabit Magomedsharipov at the Dallas event, replacing an injured Yair Rodriguez:
Submitted Aug 29, 2018 11:58AM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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