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Cris Cyborg vs. Yana Kunitskaya set for UFC 222 main event; Frankie Edgar-Brian Ortega co-main
With less than one month to go, a headliner has been found for next month’s UFC 222. UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg (18-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Invicta FC bantamweight champ Yana Kunitskaya (10-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is set for the March 3 pay-per-view event, a person with knowledge of the situation told MMAjunkie. The person spoke on a condition of anonymity because the bout has yet to be made official. The news was first reported by MMAFighting.com. Also co-headlining the event is a featherweight title between ex-lightweight champ Frankie Edgar (22-5-1 MMA, 16-5-1 UFC) and surging contender Brian Ortega (13-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC), who agreed to step in for injured champ Max Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC). Edgar-Ortega will be a title eliminator, not an interim title fight.
Submitted Feb 7, 2018 6:17PM by Leonstolzz - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White drops nearly $70k on Pawn Stars to beef up ‘weapons room’
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White loves to collect weapons. Like But aside from decorating his office, the Las Vegas-fight boss is also building a weapons room inside his nearby residence, which appears to be in dire need of a sword. Well, at least a sword of importance. And since Excalibur is probably off the table, White went with Plan B.
Submitted Feb 7, 2018 4:36PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Nate Diaz 'sick of not fighting,' wants UFC champ Tyron Woodley this year
Nate Diaz has broken his silence about the specific next steps in his career. Now “The Ultimate Fighter 5” winner and fan-favorite has publicly said his plans, and they include a championship showdown with UFC welterweight titleholder Tyron Woodley (18-3-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) this year.
Submitted Feb 7, 2018 4:30PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Brad Tavares vs. Krzysztof Jotko slated for UFC on FOX 29 in Arizona
The quickly filling UFC on FOX 29 lineup has another solid addition. It features middleweights Brad Tavares (16-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (19-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC).
Submitted Feb 7, 2018 4:29PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tyron Woodley says his next opponent will be Nate Diaz - ‘I bet my house on it’
Back in November, a crazy rumor made the headlines stating that current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was in talks to face Nate Diaz at UFC 219. Despite “The Chosen One” confirming, UFC president Dana White chalked it up to fake news. A few months later, the talks have ignited, as Woodley recently revealed that the fight has actually been offered to the Stockton slugger, and if he had to bet his house on it, Tyron says his next bout will be against the scrappy striker.
Submitted Feb 7, 2018 3:44AM by Five-Alive - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
David Branch vs. 'Marreta' Santos, Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins added to UFC-Atlantic City
A pair of contests has been added to the UFC’s upcoming return to New Jersey, though a main event still awaits. UFC officials today announced middleweights David Branch (21-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos (17-5 MMA, 9-4 UFC) and light heavyweights Corey Anderson (9-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) vs. Patrick Cummins (10-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) for the April 21 event, which takes place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 11:13PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Joshua Burkman vs. Alex Morono added to UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin
A welterweight matchup has been added to the UFC’s return to the Lone Star State. UFC officials today announced that Josh Burkman (28-16 MMA, 6-11 UFC) will face Alex Morono (13-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 126, which takes place next Sunday at Frank Erwin Center in Austin.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 8:14PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz re-booked for UFC 222
The John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz bout will happen, after all. After the two were supposed to meet last weekend at UFC Belem, the bout is now back on for UFC 222 on March 3 in Las Vegas, MMA Fighting confirmed Tuesday with the UFC.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 8:11PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Yushin Okami drops two divisions to welterweight, meets Dhiego Lima at UFC on FOX 29
A welterweight bout between Dhiego Lima and Yushin Okami is the latest addition to April’s UFC on FOX 29 lineup.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 5:31PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Edgar-Ortega ‘all but done’ — but UFC 222 in jeopardy of losing PPV in favor of ‘Fight Night’ card
If you still haven't bought a ticket, you might want to see how this plays out. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will likely give top featherweight contender Brian Ortega the chance to steal Frankie Edgar’s 145-pound title shot when the promotion airs its live event on Sat., March 3, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. But the jury is still out on whether it will remain the UFC 222 pay-per-view (PPV) event, or be converted into a “Fight Night” card on FOX Sports 1, with Edgar-Ortega as the five-round headliner. The latest from Helwani,
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 3:58PM by Five-Alive - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Seven fights announced for Invicta FC 28, including debut of Pearl Gonzalez
Invicta FC has announced the complete fight card for its event March 24. Headlined by the previously announced clash between Janaisa Morandin and Virna Jandiroba for the vacant strawweight belt, Invicta FC 28 will be co-headlined by Mizuki Inoue vs. Milana Dudieva. The Invicta card will take place at the Union Event Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 3:54PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Carls John de Tomas accepts one-year suspension for failed drug test
Carls John de Tomas is going to have to wait a while for another shot at his first UFC win. The 21-year-old has accepted a one-year suspension after testing positive for furosemide in an in-competition drug test tied to his bout at UFC Fresno in December, the USADA announced Monday. Furosemide appears on the banned substances list of “Diuretics and Masking Agents” and is prohibited year-round.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 3:54PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jim Wallhead accepts nine-month USADA suspension for contaminated supplement
Another UFC fighter has fallen victim to a contaminated supplement. UFC welterweight Jim Wallhead has accepted a nine-month suspension after failing an Oct. 7 out-of-competition drug test for ostarine and its metabolite as the result of a contaminated supplement, USADA announced Tuesday.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 3:53PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
CABMMA issues statement on controversial UFC Belem co-main event
Mario Yamasaki admits that he could have stopped the UFC Belem co-main event a bit sooner, and the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission believes he most definitely should have.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 3:52PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Alexey Oleynik vs. Junior Albini booked for UFC 224 in Brazil
A heavyweight clash between Alexey Oleynik and Junior Albini is set for the company’s upcoming pay-per-view card in Rio de Janeiro on May 12, MMA Fighting has confirmed following a report by MMA Today.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 12:45PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Mario Yamasaki breaks silence about the controversial UFC Belem co-main event
Mario Yamasaki was heavily criticized after the flyweight bout between Valentina Shevchenko and Priscila Cachoeira for not stopping the fight sooner and allowing “Pedrita” to take unnecessary damage. Cachoeira was submitted in the second round. In a statement sent to MMA Fighting on Monday night, the Brazilian referee responded to the criticism, admitting that he could have stopped the fight on several occasions - when Shevchenko had the mount and also the second time Cachoeira was trapped in a crucifix. He also discussed the criticism he’s received online, including Dana White’s Instagram post. Check the full statement below.
Submitted Feb 6, 2018 2:40AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Albert Morales welcomes newcomer Manny Bermudez at UFC on FOX 28
A bantamweight matchup between a fighter in real need of a win and an undefeated promotional newcomer has been added to UFC on FOX 28. UFC officials today announced that Albert Morales (7-3-1 MMA, 1-3-1 UFC) will face Manny Bermudez (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at the Feb. 24 event, which takes place at Amway Center in Orlando. The night’s main cards and prelims air on FOX following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Feb 5, 2018 4:07PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 125 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights, Fight Score, Attendance And Gate
Be careful what you wish for, Eryk Anders. After his last win, the American middleweight called out Lyota Machida in his home country of Brazil. In the end, Machida emerged with a split-decision victory over Anders in the main event of UFC Fight Night 125 in Belem, Brazil. Performance Bonuses - Valentina Shevchenko & Iuri Alcantara Fight Of The Night - Thiago Santos vs Anthony Smith
Submitted Feb 4, 2018 6:35PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White doesn’t want Mario Yamasaki to referee any more UFC fights after ‘disgusting’ showing at UFC Belem
If it were up to Dana White, Mario Yamasaki would never referee another UFC fight again. The UFC president took to social media to slam Yamasaki for what many thought was an egregiously late stoppage in the UFC Belem co-main event fight between Valentina Shevchenko and Priscila Cachoeira on Saturday night in Brazil.
Submitted Feb 4, 2018 6:06PM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Conor McGregor posts mocking message after Max Holloway’s UFC 222 withdrawal
Conor McGregor’s new nickname may as well be Mr. Rub Salt in the Wound. Just hours after UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway was forced to pull out of his UFC 222 title defense against Frankie Edgar on Saturday due to a leg injury, McGregor fired an extra shot at his former foe over social media, mocking Holloway with an Instagram photo from the Irishman’s 2013 decision win over “Blessed.”
Submitted Feb 4, 2018 6:05PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
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