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April 2018 MMA News Archive - Page 4

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Manny Bermudez vs. Davey Grant set for UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool
The UFC’s return to the U.K. has a new bantamweight bout. It features Manny Bermudez (12-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Davey Grant (10-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC), UFC officials today.
Submitted Apr 12, 2018 4:55PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Enrique Barzola meets Brandon Davis at UFC Chile
Enrique Barzola will be getting the chance to fight close to home. The Peruvian fighter has been scheduled to fight Brandon Davis at UFC Chile, which is set to go down on May 19 at the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. Both fighters announced the match-up on Wednesday through their social media.
Submitted Apr 12, 2018 4:52PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Signs Molly McCann To Fight Gillian Robertson At UFC Fight Night 130 In Liverpool
The UFC has signed Cage Warriors women’s flyweight champion Molly McCann to the promotion to meet Gillian Robertson in her hometown at UFC Fight Night 130. UFC Fight Night 130 will be held on May 27, 2018, at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England.
Submitted Apr 12, 2018 11:32AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Russian supermarket's got jokes, puts 'Conor McGregor' label on chicken
Khabib Nurmagomedov received a hero’s welcome when he returned to Russia following his UFC 223 win to claim the undisputed lightweight title, so maybe this shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise.
Submitted Apr 12, 2018 3:39AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities, UFC
Holly Holm vs. Megan Anderson slated for UFC 225
The downtrodden UFC featherweight division will get a major jolt later this spring. Former bantamweight champion Holly Holm will take on Megan Anderson at UFC 225 on June 9 in Chicago, MMA Fighting confirmed Wednesday after the news was first reported by the Chicago Tribune. The bout will be contested at 145 pounds and very well could be a title eliminator with the winner facing champion Cris Cyborg.
Submitted Apr 12, 2018 3:10AM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Humberto Bandenay vs. Gabriel Benitez added to UFC Chile
A featherweight bout involving two Latin American fighters has joined the lineup for the UFC’s first trip to Chile. Humberto Bandenay vs. Gabriel Benitez has been scheduled for UFC Chile, which is set to go down at the Movistar Arena in Santiago on May 19. The news of the booking was announced by the promotion.
Submitted Apr 11, 2018 4:17PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno rebooked for UFC Chile
Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno has been rebooked again. The two ranked flyweights have been scheduled to meet at UFC Chile on May 19.
Submitted Apr 11, 2018 3:25PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
$300 gets you cageside tickets for 'UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2' in Chicago
As far as major pay-per-view events go, UFC 225 won’t break the bank if you plan to attend in person. UFC 225 tickets go on sale this week – and they include a pre-sale period that starts today – for the event, which takes place June 9 at United Center in Chicago. The main card airs on PPV following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. Tickets for the event range from $63 for the nosebleeds to $303 for the floor and cageside (not including fees) through Ticketmaster.
Submitted Apr 11, 2018 2:00PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica gets two new bouts
June’s UFC Fight Night 131 lineup has two new additions. The include welterweights Niko Price (11-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. Belal Muhammad (13-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and featherweights Julio Arce (14-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Daniel Teymur (6-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
Submitted Apr 11, 2018 1:57PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens targeted for UFC event in Canada
A pivotal fight at 145-pounds between Jose Aldo and Jeremy Stephens is being targeted for a UFC event in Canada on July 28th. According to a report by Combate, a fight between Jose Aldo and Jeremy Stephens will co-headline a UFC event in Canada on July 28th, though a city has not yet been set. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the fight, but the contracts are yet to be signed.
Submitted Apr 11, 2018 1:32PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Khabib Nurmagomedov receives hero’s welcome in return to Dagestan
Khabib Nurmagomedov has spoken often of the massive following he has in his native Dagestan, and if his return home on Monday was any indication, he wasn’t kidding. The newly crowned undisputed UFC lightweight champion was swarmed by a legion of his fans as he touched down at Uytash Airport in Makhachkala on Monday.
Submitted Apr 11, 2018 3:03AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Dana White switches gears on Conor McGregor, now respects ‘Notorious’ despite criminal bus attack that sabotaged UFC 223
I mean c’mon guys, it was sabotage, not murder, let’s have some perspective! Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, lost his marbles last Thursday, rounding up a bunch of “Notorious” hoodlums to attack a transport bus carrying 155-pound nemesis Khabib Nurmagomedov. That was enough to earn the respect of promotion president Dana White.
Submitted Apr 10, 2018 7:15AM by Braden - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
UFC debuts in Boise, Lincoln among additions to summer schedule
The UFC will make visits to Boise, Idaho, and Lincoln, Neb., for the first time this summer. The promotion on Saturday announced the new additions to its schedule during the broadcast for UFC 223 in Brooklyn, N.Y. In addition, a return to a still-to-be-announced location in Canada is on the docket. The UFC’s first trip to Boise will take place July 14 at CenturyLink Arena. The event, expected to be UFC Fight Night 133, has no fights announced yet and is expected to air on FS1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Two weeks after that, the UFC will return to Canada for what is expected to be UFC on FOX 30. A precise city has not yet been announced, though. But the card will take place July 28 with a main card on FOX.
Submitted Apr 10, 2018 7:00AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Nick Diaz accepts one-year USADA suspension for 2017 whereabouts violation
Nick Diaz has cleared up his latest issue with the United States Anti-Doping Agency. On Monday, the drug testing organization announced that Diaz has accepted a one-year sanction for a whereabouts violation dating back to April 2017. The 34-year-old UFC welterweight failed to make himself available for out-of-competition testing on three occasions ranging from 2016-2017.
Submitted Apr 10, 2018 6:59AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Invicta FC 29 fight card announced, including a quick turnaround for Pearl Gonzalez at flyweight
Invicta Fighting Championship has officially announced the complete fight card for its upcoming edition, scheduled for May 4 in Kansas City, and the event will feature the second promotional appearance of Pearl Gonzalez. Invicta FC 29 will be headlined by Sarah Kaufman vs. Katharina Lehner for the vacant bantamweight championship. In the co-main event, former Cage Warriors champion Pannie Kianzad looks to snap a three-fight losing streak as she faces promotional newcomer Bianca Daimoni.
Submitted Apr 10, 2018 6:56AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC on FOX 29: Poirier vs. Gaethje fight card
Feast your eyes on the glorious UFC on FOX 29 fight card in Glendale, Arizona. On April 14th at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, fans will be treated to an action-packed fight card officially known as UFC on FOX 29. The main event is a lightweight bout between Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier, which is destined to be great. Unfortunately, we lost out on the co-main event between Carlos Condit and Matt Brown due to Brown’s torn ACL, but his replacement is Alex Oliveira, coming off that epic clash with Yancy Medeiros in December.
Submitted Apr 8, 2018 11:58PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC 223 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights (VIDEO), Twitter Reaction, Attendance And Gate
Justice has been served. Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Al Iaquinta in a lopsided unanimous decision that finally won him the UFC lightweight championship. The performance featured a dominant wrestling performance through two rounds and a surprisingly effective striking game from Nurmagomedov. Early on, Nurmagomedov took down Iaquinta at will. In fact, he secured eight takedowns in all during the fight and dealt a good measure of damage to Iaquinta from top position. Overall, the fight stats were drastically in favor of Nurmagomedov through the five rounds. Iaquinta deserves a ton of respect for the performance he turned in after taking this fight on short notice. He was originally scheduled to face Paul Felder, but after the Conor McGregor drama stripped three fights from the card, and Max Holloway, Anthony Pettis, and Felder weren’t allowed to face Nurmagomedov for a variety of reasons, Iaquinta took the assignment.
Submitted Apr 8, 2018 9:50AM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White says Brock Lesnar could fight for title in UFC return, and Daniel Cormier is ecstatic
UFC President Dana White says there’s a possibility Brock Lesnar will get a shot at regaining the UFC heavyweight title the next time he steps in the octagon. White recently said Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC), who hasn’t fought for the promotion since the well documented UFC 200 debacle in July 2016, which led to a suspension for multiple failed drug tests, would “definitely” be making a return to the UFC in the future. The current WWE Universal Champion is currently an active member of the UFC roster and will reportedly be available following Sunday’s WrestleMania pay-per-view event in New Orleans. Lesnar still has slightly more than six months to serve on his suspension, but that time will only begin to tick down once he re-enters the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency testing pool. Once his time is up, though, White said Lesnar could challenge the winner of July’s UFC 226 headliner between current heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic (18-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) and Daniel Cormier (20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC).
Submitted Apr 6, 2018 10:27PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Colby Covington vs. Rafael dos Anjos interim title fight announced for UFC 225 in Chicago – not Rio
The UFC today announced an interim UFC welterweight title bout between dos Anjos and Colby Covington (13-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) for UFC 225, which takes place June 9 at United Center in Chicago, and not UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro as previously reported. The event’s main card airs live on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Apr 6, 2018 7:23PM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ben Rothwell accepts two-year USADA sanction for failed drug test
It will be a while before we see Ben Rothwell back inside the Octagon. The 36-year-old UFC heavyweight accepted a two-year sanction for failed out-of-competition drug tests taken back on Feb. 6 and Feb. 15, 2017, USADA officials announced Friday. Rothwell tested positive for “an anabolic androgenic steroid of exogenous origin” according to the release. Rothwell explained that the test results were due to his physician prescribing him testosterone, but the USADA determined that did not meet the criteria to obtain a Therapeutic Use Exemption for the prohibited substance. He will be eligible to compete again on Feb. 6, 2019.
Submitted Apr 6, 2018 5:43PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
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