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PFL announces all six champions returning for 2020 season
All six champions who competed in the PFL in 2019 will return to defend their crowns in 2020. The promotion announced the news on Monday ahead of their upcoming season, which is expected to launch in the spring. Events will run all the way up to the finals in late December.
Submitted Mar 3, 2020 8:26PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Ion Cutelaba wants loss to Ankalaev overturned: 'I had one of the worst calls in UFC history happen against me'
Ion Cutelaba had his fight with Magomed Ankalaev stopped controversially this past Saturday. An enraged Cutelaba immediately contested the stoppage, baffled at the referee’s decision to intervene. He posted on Instagram to defend his case, hoping the commission overturns the loss.
Submitted Mar 3, 2020 8:25PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Cat Zingano reveals first photo following surgery after suffering from breast implant illness
Cat Zingano didn’t want to believe that her breast implants could be the culprit behind her health issues. The one-time UFC bantamweight title contender, who recently signed a deal with Bellator MMA, revealed on Thursday that she recently underwent surgery to have her breast implants removed due to her deteriorating health. Zingano posted a photo following her surgery while also offering details about how she got sick and struggled to understand what exactly was happening to her.
Submitted Mar 3, 2020 8:23PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Umar Nurmagomedov to debut at UFC 249 against Hunter Azure
UFC 249 will be a family affair. MMA Fighting confirmed with sources that Umar Nurmagomedov (12-0) is set to make his UFC debut against Hunter Azure (8-0) at the promotion’s April 18 pay-per-view event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The bantamweight bout was also announced on the UFC’s official Russian Instagram page. Umar is the cousin of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who will be defending his title against Tony Ferguson in the main event of that same show.
Submitted Mar 3, 2020 8:22PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jake Walters from TheMMAPodcast has passed away
Rest In Peace to @TheMMAPodcast aka Jake Walters. 30 years old. He had just graduated from Florida State University College of Law. Had a bright future ahead of him. Such a selfless and helpful person. Incredibly knowledgeable about MMA.
Submitted Jan 23, 2020 4:48PM by jjeans - 14 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Frankie Edgar replaces Brian Ortega, meets Korean Zombie at UFC Busan
Following the unfortunate news of Brian Ortega’s torn ACL just before his much-anticipated bout with Chan Sung Jung at UFC Busan, the UFC had to scramble to find the Korean Zombie a new opponent. And there came up with a pretty good one. Following an initial report by ESPN, MMA Junkie has confirmed that former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will step in for Ortega and meet Jung in the headliner of the December 21st card. The UFC has not made the fight official as of yet.
Submitted Dec 5, 2019 11:24PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 244: McGregor asks for the three-piece and soda, but UFC won’t even give him fries
Conor McGregor continues to tweet up a storm, challenging this fighter and that to bouts that never materialize. His latest social media contribution to the conversation came following UFC 244 where he responded to some pretty fiery words from BMF champ Jorge Masvidal. Masvidal once again questioned Conor’s willingness to sign a fight against him.
Submitted Nov 4, 2019 12:29AM by xdanish020 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Conor McGregor assaults man in pub (video)
Conor McGregor can be seen assaulting another gentleman at a pub for allegedly refusing to drink Conor’s name brand whiskey, Proper 12.
Submitted Aug 15, 2019 8:46PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cris Cyborg Top 5 Knockouts ahead of UFC 240 (Video)
As she prepares for the final fight on her current contract, check out the top 5 knockouts from former UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg’s career. Cyborg holds down the UFC 240 co-main event slot in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where she squares off with undefeated rising contender Felicia Spencer. Will she be able to add to her knockout hit list?
Submitted Jul 26, 2019 12:57AM by xdanish020 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Tanner Boser vs. Giacomo Lemos off UFC 240
A failed drug test has nixed the Ultimate Fighting Championship debut of Canadian heavyweight Tanner Boser after his opponent, Giacomo Lemos, tested positive for a banned substance.
Submitted Jul 25, 2019 11:34PM by xdanish020 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
The heat from the Summer of 2019 will continue into September, as two of the most exciting fighters of this era square off in the main event of UFC Fight Night on September 14 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In a five-round lightweight bout, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone looks to add to his record of most wins in UFC history as he takes on human highlight reel Justin Gaethje. UFC Fight Night airs live on ESPN+. Tickets go on sale on July 26.
Submitted Jul 19, 2019 11:21PM by JLS - 5 comments
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LFA 72 Draws New Headliner Not Less Than 2 Away
LFA CEO Ed Soares announced on Wednesday that there will be a new main event when the promotion returns to the Valley of the Sun at LFA 72. The new headliner will feature a showdown between two of the LFA middleweight division’s top contenders. The new main event of LFA 72 will bring a high-stakes showdown to the state capital of Arizona. The headliner will see BJJ black belt and Arizona’s own Daniel “DemiGod” Madrid face top prospect Chirs Harris in a pivotal middleweight bout. LFA 72 – Madrid vs. Harris takes place Friday, July 26th at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. The main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. LFA 72 Main Card (Televised on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT): Main Event | Middleweight Bout (185 lb) – Daniel Madrid (16-6) vs. Chris Harris (11-3) Co-Main Event | Bantamweight Bout (135 lb) – Anthony Birchak (13-6) vs. Raphael Montini (6-2) Welterweight Bout (170 lb) – Jacob McClintock (9-3) vs. Raymond Pina (8-3) Catchweight Bout (140 lb) – Roman Salazar (13-8) vs. Mario Israel (10-4) Featherweight Bout (145 lb) – Paris Stanford (4-1) vs. Jake Heffernan (7-1) Featherweight Bout (145 lb) – Mike Hamel (6-2) vs. Bruno Souza (5-1) Lightweight Bout (155 lb) – Vincent Arredondo (2-1) vs. Alejandro Sanchez (5-0)
Submitted Jul 17, 2019 3:56PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Kai Kara-France vs. Mark De La Rosa Set for UFC Shenzhen
Kai Kara-France will take on Mark De La Rosa in a flyweight clash in Shenzhen, China, on Aug. 31, the UFC announced Wednesday. Kara-France is on a seven-fight winning streak that includes a pair of wins inside the Octagon. He made his debut in December, when he beat Elias Garcia by decision at UFC Fight Night 142 and then followed that up by beating Raulian Paiva by split-decision at UFC 234. UFC Shenzhen marks the first time Kara-France will make the walk to the Octagon outside of Australia.
Submitted Jul 17, 2019 1:00PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Unbeaten Shooto Brazil Flyweight Champ Lara Fritzen Procopio Signs with UFC
A flyweight champion for Shooto Brazil, the Belo Horizonte, Brazil, native already has a debut date set with the Las Vegas-based promotion, as she is expected to face Karolline Rosa Cavedo at UFC Shenzhen on Aug. 31. "It's a dream come true. When the door of the Octagon closes you can be sure that I'm going to give my best. I go there to continue doing my work, giving the best of me,” Procopio said. At age 23, Lara has an unbeaten record in six professional MMA fights and wins against Brazilian veterans like Sidy Rocha and Mariana Morais. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt trains at Nova Uniao with the likes of Jose Aldo, Poliana Botelho, Ketlen Vieira and Leonardo Santos, among others.
Submitted Jul 17, 2019 12:57PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
Michael Page vs. Richard Kiely set for Bellator Dublin co-main event
Michael Page seems to have been lured into fellow kickboxer Richard Kiely’s war of words as the duo are set to face off in the co-main event of Bellator Dublin on Sept. 27 at the 3 Arena. Bellator announced the bout via the Irish Mirror on Wednesday morning after weeks of the European welterweights exchanging barbs back and forth online.
Submitted Jul 17, 2019 12:54PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Eddie Alvarez, Eduard Folayang back in ONE lightweight tournament after Timofey Nastyukhin injury
The upcoming lightweight fight between Eddie Alvarez and Eduard Folayang, scheduled for ONE Championship’s event on Aug. 2 in Manila, will now serve as a tournament semifinal after Timofey Nastyukhin was forced to pull out of the grand prix with an injury, the promotion announced. Alvarez (29-7, 1 no-contest), a former UFC and Bellator champion, met Nastyukhin in his ONE debut in March, losing via first-round knockout. Folayang (21-7), who lost the ONE gold to Shinya Aoki that same night in a non-tournament bout, now has a chance to join the company’s lightweight tournament. The winner of this contest will meet Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev (8-1) in the grand prix final. Arslanaliev earned his spot in the final after scoring a couple of first-round knockouts, stopping Ev Ting in just 25 second and then Amir Khan in less than three minutes.
Submitted Jul 15, 2019 12:47PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder 2 targeted for UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi
A rematch between Edson Barboza and Paul Felder is heading to Abu Dhabi. The lightweight duo will meet a second time at the UFC 242 show in United Arab Emirates on Sept. 7, sources told MMA Fighting following a report by MMAjunkie.
Submitted Jul 12, 2019 9:01AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Pam Sorenson vs. Kaitlin Young featherweight title fight set for Invicta FC 36
Invicta FC will return next month, and the promotion’s featherweight title will be up for grabs. Invicta FC 36 takes place Aug. 9 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan., the promotion announced Tuesday. In the headliner, Pam Sorenson (7-3) takes on Kaitlin Young (10-9-1) for the vacant 145-pound title. In addition, former strawweight title challenger Janaisa Morandin (10-2) takes on promotional newcomer Emily Ducote (7-5) in a strawweight bout in the co-main event. Also set for the nine-bout card: Jessica Delboni (8-1) meets Lindsey VanZandt (6-1) at atomweight; UFC veteran Kailin Curran (6-7) will fight at strawweight against an opponent still to be named; Stephanie Geltmacher (4-0) takes on Victoria Leonardo (5-1) at flyweight; atomweight Alyse Anderson (4-1) meets Anastasia Nikolakakos (3-0); Chantel Coates (1-0) takes on Caitlin Sammons (1-0) at flyweight; Erin Harpe (1-0) and Auttumn Norton (0-0) fight at bantamweight; and Megan Cawley (0-0) takes on Julia Ottolino (0-0) to open the card at bantamweight.
Submitted Jul 12, 2019 9:00AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Patricio Pitbull vs. Juan Archuleta, Gegard Mousasi vs. Lyoto Machida 2 on tap for Bellator 228
The first two fights for Bellator 228 on Sept. 28 from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. have been announced including the opening bout in the upcoming Bellator featherweight grand prix. Reigning two-division champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire will enter the tournament with his title up for grabs in every fight with Juan Archuleta as the first fighter attempting to take away the 145-pound belt. Freire is coming off a stunning first-round knockout to dethrone Michael Chandler in a lightweight title fight and now he returns to his natural weight class to participate in the Bellator featherweight grand prix.
Submitted Jul 11, 2019 9:33PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo, featherweight grand prix kickoff set for Bellator 226
It’s settled: Two-division Bellator champion Ryan Bader is defending his heavyweight title next. On Thursday, the promotion announced that Bader will return Sept. 7 when he puts his belt on the line against French striker Cheick Kongo in the night’s main event at Bellator 226. Bader (27-5 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) captured the heavyweight strap after winning the Bellator heavyweight grand prix with a 35-second knockout of Russian legend Fedor Emelianenko in the tournament final last January. That victory also saw him become a two-division champion, with the heavyweight title joining the light heavyweight strap he won from Phil Davis in his promotional debut back in June 2017.
Submitted Jul 11, 2019 9:32PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
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