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Warlley Alves vs. James Krause added to UFC Fight Night 135 in Lincoln
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A welterweight bout between Warlley Alves and James Krause is the latest addition to August’s UFC Fight Night 135 lineup. Krause (25-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) announced the matchup with Alves (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) on social media following an initial report from Globo (via Instagram) The latest UFC Fight Night 135 card now includes: Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick Cortney Casey vs. Angela Hill Andre Fili vs. Michael Johnson Antonio Braga Neto vs. Andrew Sanchez Eryk Anders vs. Tim Williams Iuri Alcantara vs. Cory Sandhagen Deiveson Figueiredo vs. John Moraga Luke Sanders vs. Rani Yahya Joanne Calderwood vs. Kalindra Faria Drew Dober vs. Jon Tuck Mickey Gall vs. George Sullivan Bryan Barberena vs. Jake Ellenberger Warlley Alves vs. James Krause
Submitted Jul 26, 2018 5:14PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Jim Miller gets 30th UFC fight, meets Alex White at UFC 228 in Dallas
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The UFC’s return to Dallas in September features a pair of title fights atop the bill, as well as a new lightweight bout. Veteran Jim Miller (28-12 MMA, 17-11 UFC) is set to take on Alex White (12-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) in a lightweight bout at UFC 228. The promotion announced the new booking today. UFC 228 takes place Sept. 8 at American Airlines Arena in Dallas. The main card, including the newly announced welterweight title fight headliner between champ Tyron Woodley and challenger Darren Till, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. With the addition, the UFC 228 card now includes: Champ Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till – for welterweight title Champ Nicco Montano vs. Valentina Shevchenko – for women’s flyweight title Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Yair Rodriguez Jessica Andrade vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz Cody Stamann vs. Aljamain Sterling Carla Esparza vs. Tatiana Suarez John Dodson vs. Jimmie Rivera Jim Miller vs. Alex White Ryan Benoit vs. Roberto Sanchez Charles Byrd vs. Darren Stewart Frank Camacho vs. Geoff Neal
Submitted Jul 26, 2018 5:12PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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DWCS 9 winner Kevin Holland gets call, meets Thiago 'Marreta' Santos at UFC 227
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Yet another winner from Dana White’s Contender Series has gotten the call for a UFC fight. Kevin Holland (12-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) took a unanimous decision from Will Santiago earlier this season at DWCS 9. He didn’t win a contract, but he’s heading to the UFC anyway with a newly announced middleweight booking against Thiago “Marreta” Santos (17-6 MMA, 9-5 UFC) at UFC 227. UFC officials announced the new matchup on tonight’s episode of Dana White’s Contender Series 14 on UFC Fight Pass. UFC 227 takes place Aug. 4 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass. The new UFC 227 lineup includes: Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt – for bantamweight title Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo – for flyweight title J.J. Aldrich vs. Polyana Viana Renato Moicano vs. Cub Swanson Kevin Holland vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos Montel Jackson vs. Ricky Simon Brett Johns vs. Pedro Munhoz Irene Aldana vs. Bethe Correia Sheymon Moraes vs. Matt Sayles Alex Perez vs. Jose Torres Kyung Ho Kang vs. Ricardo Ramos Danielle Taylor vs. Weili Zhang Wuliji Buren vs. Marlon Vera
Submitted Jul 26, 2018 5:11PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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DWCS 9 winner Montel Jackson in for Benito Lopez, meets Ricky Simon at UFC 227
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Montel Jackson didn’t get a contract earlier this season on Dana White’s Contender Series, but he’ll be in the UFC soon regardless. Jackson (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is stepping up on short notice to replace Benito Lopez (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in a bantamweight fight against Ricky Simon (13-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 227 next month. UFC officials announced the new matchup on tonight’s episode of Dana White’s Contender Series 14 on UFC Fight Pass. The exact nature of Lopez’s injury was not disclosed. The fight will take place on the FX-broadcast prelims, according to the announcement, though the UFC.com bout order for UFC 227 was changed Monday to put Lopez-Simon on the main card. The new UFC 227 lineup includes: Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt – for bantamweight title Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo – for flyweight title J.J. Aldrich vs. Polyana Viana Renato Moicano vs. Cub Swanson Montel Jackson vs. Ricky Simon Brett Johns vs. Pedro Munhoz Irene Aldana vs. Bethe Correia Sheymon Moraes vs. Matt Sayles Alex Perez vs. Jose Torres Kyung Ho Kang vs. Ricardo Ramos Danielle Taylor vs. Weili Zhang Wuliji Buren vs. Marlon Vera
Submitted Jul 26, 2018 5:10PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till title fight in the works for UFC 228
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In the wake of an injury to interim welterweight champ Colby Covington, the UFC is in the process of finalizing a fight between undisputed champ Tyron Woodley and top contender Darren Till for UFC 228. Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) today told MMAjunkie that bout agreements for the fight are not yet signed, but the matchup is likely to take place for the Sept. 9 pay-per-view card at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The news was first reported by ESPN.com.
Submitted Jul 24, 2018 6:48PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa set for UFC 230 in New York
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The UFC’s return to New York City is turning into a middleweight party this fall. The latest addition to the lineup is a 185-pound bout between Yoel Romero (13-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and Paulo Costa (12-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC). UFC officials announced the new booking today. The matchup joins two other key middleweight bouts already on the card: former champions Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman in a rematch, and David Branch vs. Ronaldo Souza. UFC 230 takes place Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. The UFC 230 lineup now includes: David Branch vs. Ronaldo Souza Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman Paulo Costa vs. Yoel Romero
Submitted Jul 24, 2018 4:53PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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With Gustafsson out, Benito Lopez vs. Ricky Simon heads to UFC 227 main card
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With Sunday’s news that Alexander Gustafsson won’t be competing at UFC 227, the benefactors appear to be a pair of bantamweights. MMAjunkie first reported Gustafsson (18-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) was off the card. Today, UFC officials adjusted the UFC 227 lineup and bumped up bantamweights Benito Lopez (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Ricky Simon (13-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) to the main card. The new UFC 227 lineup includes: Champ T.J. Dillashaw vs. Cody Garbrandt – for bantamweight title Champ Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo – for flyweight title J.J. Aldrich vs. Polyana Viana Renato Moicano vs. Cub Swanson Benito Lopez vs. Ricky Simon Brett Johns vs. Pedro Munhoz Irene Aldana vs. Bethe Correia Sheymon Moraes vs. Matt Sayles Alex Perez vs. Jose Torres Kyung Ho Kang vs. Ricardo Ramos Danielle Taylor vs. Weili Zhang Wuliji Buren vs. Marlon Vera
Submitted Jul 24, 2018 4:52PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Report: Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman rematch headed to UFC 230 in New York
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A crucial middleweight rematch between a pair of former champions appears headed to the “Big Apple.” Former middleweight titleholder Chris Weidman (14-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) and the man who beat him to take the belt, Luke Rockhold (16-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC), will meet again at UFC 230 in November, according to a report from Brett Okamoto at ESPN.com. UFC officials have not made a formal announcement of the booking. UFC 230 takes place Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Jul 24, 2018 4:51PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Brian Foster vs. Natan Schulte headlines PFL 5 in New York
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The lineup is set for the Professional Fighters League’s next show, which will be its second straight in New York. PFL 5, like PFL 4 this past week, takes place at NYCB Live in Uniondale, N.Y., on Long Island. The main card airs on NBCSN following prelims on Facebook Live. The event will feature regular-season fights in the lightweight and light heavyweight divisions The PFL 5 lineup includes: NBCSN CARD (NBCSN, 9 p.m. ET) Brian Foster vs. Natan Schulte Brandon Halsey vs. Vinny Magalhaes Luiz Firmino vs. Rashid Magomedov Rakim Cleveland vs. Maxim Grishin Will Brooks vs. Robert Watley FACBOOK CARD (Facebook Live, 6:30 p.m. ET) Artur Alibulatov vs. Dan Spohn Efrain Escudero vs. Islam Mamedov Arthur Estrazulas vs. Thiago Tavares Yuki Kawana vs. Chris Wade
Submitted Jul 24, 2018 4:49PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen tourney semifinal official for Bellator 208
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A tournament bout between Fedor Emelianenko and Chael Sonnen is official for Bellator 208. As reported this past week, Emelianenko (37-5 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) and Sonnen (31-15-1 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) are slated to headline the Oct. 13 event. The show, Bellator 208, takes place at NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. (on Long Island), and it airs on Paramount (and also streams on DAZN) following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Jul 24, 2018 4:47PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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David Branch vs. Ronaldo Souza official for UFC 230 in New York City
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UFC 230, which marks the UFC’s return to New York City, has its first fight. Officials today confirmed a previously rumored fight between David Branch (22-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Ronaldo Souza (25-6 MMA, 8-3 UFC) for the November card (via Twitter) UFC 230 takes place Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.
Submitted Jul 24, 2018 4:47PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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UFC Fight Night 134 bonuses: Anthony Smith messes up 'Shogun' for $50,000
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Anthony Smith, Manny Bermudez, Danny Roberts and David Zawada each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s UFC Fight Night 134 event. Smith and Bermudez each won “Performance of the Night” honors. Roberts and Zawada earned the “Fight of the Night.” UFC officials announced the winners following the event. Smith (29-13 MMA, 6-3 UFC) dropped an absolute destruction on former light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua (25-11 MMA, 9-9 UFC) in the main event. “Shogun” seemed to clip Smith early, but Smith recovered and put together a massive barrage that left Rua out cold in 89 seconds. It was his second straight win over a former champion after moving up to 205 pounds from light heavyweight.
Submitted Jul 23, 2018 10:51AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Frankie Edgar vs. 'Korean Zombie' to headline UFC's 25th anniversary show in Denver
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The “Korean Zombie” is coming back, and he’s got the matchup he wants. A featherweight showdown between Frankie Edgar and Chan Sung Jung will headline UFC Fight Night 139 on Nov. 10 at Pepsi Center in Denver. UFC President Dana White confirmed the booking to MMAjunkie following initial reports by BJPenn.com and ESPN.com.
Submitted Jul 20, 2018 10:52PM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
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Donald Cerrone vs Mike Perry for UFC Fight Night 139
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The chance for fireworks – and blood, lots of blood – at the UFC’s 25th anniversary show just increased by a lot.
Submitted Jul 20, 2018 10:49PM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
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Jacare vs. Branch targeted for UFC 230
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A high-profile middleweight bout is in the works for the UFC’s next event in New York City. Ronaldo Souza and David Branch are expected to face off at UFC 230 later this year, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reported Thursday night. UFC officials have yet to confirm the news. The UFC wanted Souza vs. Branch to headline its upcoming event in Sao Paulo, Brazil this September, but the timing was too soon for Souza. Instead, the pair of 185-pound contenders will meet two months later in November.
Submitted Jul 20, 2018 4:20PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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USADA notifies Muslim Salikhov of potential anti-doping violation
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UFC welterweight Muslim Salikhov failed a drug test and has been notified of a potential UFC anti-doping policy violation. The promotion today released a statement confirming the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s notification of a potential violation, which stems from an out-of-competition drug test conducted June 7 in Russia. Salikhov (14-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was unbooked at the time of his potential violation. Two days ago, however, he wrote on his Instagram page that he was preparing for a UFC fight.
Submitted Jul 20, 2018 4:20PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira slated for UFC Sao Paulo
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A light heavyweight bout between Sam Alvey and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is the latest addition to September’s UFC Fight Night 137 lineup. A team source confirmed the planned Alvey (33-10 MMA, 10-5 UFC) vs. Nogueira (22-8 MMA, 5-5 UFC) matchup to MMAjunkie, though UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the booking. It was first reported by Combate. UFC Fight Night 137 takes place Sept. 22 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full card and bout order haven’t been finalized. The latest UFC Fight Night 137 card now includes: Belal Muhammad vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Alex Chambers vs. Livia Renato Souza Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Submitted Jul 20, 2018 4:18PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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UFC flyweight Paige VanZant undergoes second arm surgery
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After the initial surgery didn’t take, Paige VanZant went back under the knife today to repair the damage sustained to her arm in her most recent UFC fight. VanZant (7-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) suffered a broken right arm in her unanimous-decision loss to Jessica-Rose Clark (9-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 124 in January. She had surgery shortly after the flyweight contest, but months later it was discovered the healing process wasn’t going well. Likely a product of returning to training “too quickly”, doctors decided a second procedure was best for VanZant to make a complete recovery. Today in Las Vegas, “12 Gauge” had a nearly four hour operation where bone fragments were taken from the hip and moved to the arm. She is now recovering and will return home to Portland on Monday, MMAjunkie confirmed with a member of her team.
Submitted Jul 20, 2018 4:17PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Ailing UFC champ Max Holloway back in Las Vegas for tests to 'try and figure this out'
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UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is still searching for answers after he was forced to withdraw from UFC 226, but it appears progress is being made. Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) pulled out of his scheduled title defense against Brian Ortega (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) on fight week with concussion-like symptoms and was taken to the hospital multiple times in the days leading up to the bout. The 145-pound champ was showing some worrisome signs, and his team decided to pull him out of the fight. There has been little in the way of medical updates from “Blessed” since. UFC President Dana White promised to exhaust all resources to find the solution to Holloway’s condition, and that includes extensive testing. Apparently that testing began today, as Holloway is in Las Vegas and shared an update from the doctor’s office (via Instagram)
Submitted Jul 20, 2018 4:15PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Cortney Casey replaces Alexa Grasso, meets Angela Hill at UFC Lincoln
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It didn’t take long for the UFC to find a replacement opponent for Angela Hill. After Alexa Grasso was forced to withdraw from the card due to undisclosed reasons, Cortney Casey (7-6 MMA, 3-5 UFC) will now step in to fight Hill (8-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) in a strawweight matchup next month at UFC Fight Night 135. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the new matchup with MMAjunkie. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity since UFC officials haven’t made a formal announcement. ESPN.com first reported the news. The latest UFC Fight Night 135 bout now includes: Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick Cortney Casey vs. Angela Hill Andre Fili vs. Michael Johnson Antonio Braga Neto vs. Andrew Sanchez Eryk Anders vs. Tim Williams Iuri Alcantara vs. Cory Sandhagen Deiveson Figueiredo vs. John Moraga Luke Sanders vs. Rani Yahya Joanne Calderwood vs. Kalindra Faria Drew Dober vs. Jon Tuck Mickey Gall vs. George Sullivan Bryan Barberena vs. Jake Ellenberger
Submitted Jul 20, 2018 4:12PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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