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Joao Zeferino withdraws from PFL 10 due to injury
Top-seeded Joao Zeferino won’t be getting a chance to compete for the Professional Fighters League’s million-dollar prize. On Monday, Zeferino announced that he is withdrawing from Saturday’s PFL 10 card and the league’s 2018 welterweight playoffs due to injury.
Submitted Oct 15, 2018 5:18PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Andre Soukhamthath faces Jonathan Martinez at UFC Moncton after injury to Gavin Tucker
A week before its completion, UFC Fight Night 128 had a minor change to its card . Due to an unidentified injury, Gavin Tucker had to withdraw from the fight he would make against Andre Soukhamthath . The Canadian will be replaced by debutant Jonathan Martinez , who will enter very short preparation time in the event that will take place on October 27 in Moncton, Canada. Soukhamthath has been singled out in the UFC for his unintelligent performance at UFC 222 when he insisted on dropping Sean O'Malley , even though he could not keep up with one of his injured legs. A descendant of Laotians, the American has only one win in his four fights in the organization, having knocked out Luke Sanders at UFC Fight Night 123.
Submitted Oct 12, 2018 8:37AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Submitted Oct 11, 2018 8:57AM by TeamJones - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Daniel Cormier-Derrick Lewis official; Valentina Shevchenko moved back to UFC 231
The UFC has booked a heavyweight title fight between champion Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis to headline its UFC 230 pay-per-view event on Nov. 3 in New York. UFC president Dana White broke the news to ESPN on Tuesday, and Cormier confirmed it to ESPN. The heavyweight fight will take place on the UFC's annual card at Madison Square Garden. With a new main event in place, Valentina Shevchenko will be moved back to her original fight against Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the vacant women's flyweight title at UFC 231 on Dec. 8 in Toronto, according to White.
Submitted Oct 10, 2018 8:23PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dustin Poirier injured, out of UFC 230; Dana White says Nate Diaz off card, too
How stoked were you for the Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier fight? Now prepare to be completely bummed. Poirier (24-5 MMA, 16-4 UFC) has suffered an injury and is out of his UFC 230 lightweight fight against Diaz (19-11 MMA, 14-9 UFC). Poirier’s manager confirmed the news to MMAjunkie on Tuesday night following an initial report from ESPN.com. As a results, Diaz “also will not fight on the card,” UFC President Dana White told the Los Angeles Times. When asked by ESPN.com’s Ariel Helwani what would happen in the wake of Poirier’s withdrawal, Diaz responded: “I’ll just fight Khabib (Nurmagomedov) when he’s ready.”
Submitted Oct 10, 2018 8:21PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 229 Results: Winners, Bonuses, Purses And Highlights
Khabib Nurmagomedov destroyed Conor McGregor and then the real show started. After a dominant performance, that semi-ended with a fourth-round submission victory for Nurmagomedov, things got really nasty. Nurmagomedov apparently let emotions from the entire ordeal spill over and he went into the crowd and got into a fracas with members of McGregor’s entourage. #UFC229 post-fight bonuses Fight of the Night: Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis Performances of the Night: Aspen Ladd, Derrick Lewis Attendance: 20,034 Live gate: $17.2 million
Submitted Oct 7, 2018 2:05PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
The UFC Fight Night 142 fight card in Adelaide, Australia, on Dec. 1 is starting to take shape. On Tuesday, the fight promotion announced several key match-ups for the event that includes two former champions and a fan favorite. Headlining the event at Adelaide Entertainment Centre is a heavyweight bout between former titleholder Junior dos Santos and undefeated Australian Tai Tuivasa.
Submitted Oct 3, 2018 3:17AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
A welterweight matchup pitting Kamaru Usman against Rafael dos Anjos will serve as the main event for “The Ultimate Fighter 28” finale. Promotion officials announced the pairing on Tuesday, as well as a lightweight clash between Gilbert Melendez and Arnold Allen and a featherweight tilt between Darrell Horcher and Roosevelt Roberts.
Submitted Oct 3, 2018 3:13AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
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Holloway vs Ortega to headline in Toronto
It will be a championship doubleheader in Toronto on December 8, as UFC President Dana White announced that Max Holloway will defend his featherweight world title against Brian Ortega in the main event of UFC 231 at Scotiabank Arena. This five-round battle, which airs live on Pay-Per-View, joins the previously announced clash for the vacant UFC women's flyweight title between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Valentina Shevchenko. In the headliner, undisputed featherweight champion Holloway will attempt to follow up a pair of victories over Brazilian superstar Jose Aldo with another signature win as he defends his title against unbeaten phenom Ortega. Ortega earned his shot at the crown with finishes of Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson, and now he's got his sights set on Holloway as the two finally meet after their original bout in July was postponed.
Submitted Oct 2, 2018 8:46AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Bantamweight Michael McDonald retires after series of injuries
Less than three months after one of the most impressive performances of his career, 27-year-old bantamweight Michael McDonald has decided to retire from mixed martial arts. Less than three months after one of the most impressive performances of his career, 27-year-old bantamweight Michael McDonald has decided to retire from mixed McDonald (19-4) informed ESPN of his decision this week. McDonald is fresh off a 58-second knockout of former Bellator MMA champion Eduardo Dantas in July, but was forced to undergo his fifth hand surgery in the last five years following the bout. A former UFC title challenger, McDonald said he wrestled with the idea of retirement even prior to his latest injury, and is confident he can now move on from professional fighting.
Submitted Oct 1, 2018 10:01AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Bellator 206 complete results, highlights: Gegard Mousasi dismantles Rory MacDonald to retain title
Too big, too strong and too skilled. In the most significant bout in the promotion's history and the first between champions in different divisions, Gegard Mousasi defended his middleweight title with a dominant second-round TKO over welterweight titleholder Rory MacDonald at Bellator 206 in San Jose. Mousasi (45-6-2) left little doubt how much size matters in this meeting between the top two pound-for-pound fighters in the company and arguably the biggest free-agent acquisitions in company history considering both left UFC at the peak of their physical prime.
Submitted Oct 1, 2018 9:52AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Sean O'Malley off UFC 209 due to USADA violation
Sean O'Malley says he got popped for a tainted supplement.
Submitted Sep 30, 2018 10:18PM by Schatte - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 205 post-event facts: Patricky Freire sets new knockout record
Bellator action resumed Friday with Bellator 205, which took place at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The main card aired on Paramount and streamed on DAZN following prelims on MMAjunkie. One of the organization’s top prospects was the shining light on the card. A.J. McKee (12-0 MMA, 12-0 BMMA) remained undefeated when he scored his fastest win to date with a 69-second knockout of John Teixeira (21-4-2 MMA, 4-3 BMMA).
Submitted Sep 23, 2018 12:20PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Dana White and Matt Hughes Share Emotional Moment at Documentary Release
It’s well known that former UFC champion Matt Hughes is lucky simply to be alive. Hughes was involved in a tragic accident when a pick-up he was driving was hit by a train. Though he teetered on the edge of death, Hughes somehow won the biggest fight of his life, and has slowly been working on his recovery.
Submitted Sep 23, 2018 12:17PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
UFC Sao Paulo bonuses: Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders earns Fight of the Night
Thiago Santos and Eryk Anders earned their money the hard way on Saturday night. The light heavyweight duo put on a wild slugfest in the main event of UFC Sao Paulo, battering each other for three rounds before the bout was waved off in Santos’ favor at the end of the third. It came as little surprise, then, that Santos and Anders earned Fight of the Night on the evening. Each competitor will take home an extra $50,000.
Submitted Sep 23, 2018 12:14PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Valentina vs. Joanna for vacant 125 title added to UFC 231 in Toronto
Valentina Shevchenko and Joanna Jedrzejczyk will do battle for the vacant UFC women’s flyweight title at UFC 231 in Toronto. UFC officials announced the fight on Thursday night. For Shevchenko (15-3), a multiple-time Muay Thai champion, this will be her second opportunity to claim the UFC’s 125-pound title. She was initially scheduled to challenge former champion Nicco Montaño for her belt in the co-main event of UFC 228 earlier this month. However, Montaño was forced out of the bout the day before their title fight. As a result, Shevchenko was pulled from the card entirely while Montaño was stripped of her title.
Submitted Sep 21, 2018 1:02PM by finnish_line - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Arnett Defends TKO Bantamweight Title Against Maness in UFC-Caliber Fight
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
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
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