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Brent Primus injured; Michael Chandler vs. Brandon Girtz in the works for Bellator 197 main event
Bellator lightweight champion Brent Primus has been forced to withdraw from his April 13 title defense against Michael Chandler after suffering an injured knee, MMA Fighting has learned. As a result, Chandler will now face Brandon Girtz in the main event of the Bellator 197, which is set to take place at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo., sources say.
Submitted Mar 21, 2018 9:43PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Makwan Amirkhani vs. Jason Knight in the works for UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool
A featherweight matchup between “Mr. Finland” and “The Kid” is in the works for the UFC’s first event in Liverpool, England. Swedish outlet Viaplay Fighting first reported that Makwan Amirkhani (13-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will face Jason Knight (20-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 130, which takes place May 27.
Submitted Mar 21, 2018 9:40PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Volkan Oezdemir vs. Shogun Rua added to UFC Chile
An important light heavyweight matchup has been added to the UFC’s first trip to Chile. Ranked contenders Volkan Oezdemir and Mauricio Rua have been booked to fight at UFC Chile (UFC Fight Night 129), which is set to go down on May 19 at the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. The promotion announced the news on Wednesday, and didn’t specify whether Oezdemir vs. Shogun will serve as the main event of the card.
Submitted Mar 21, 2018 9:01PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Bryan Barberena meets returning Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica
A welterweight bout between Bryan Barberena and Jake Ellenberger is the latest addition to June’s UFC Fight Night 131 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout between Barberena (13-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Ellenberger (31-13 MMA, 10-9 UFC). UFC Fight Night 131 will take place June 1 at Adirondack Bank Center in Utica. The card is expected to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Mar 20, 2018 7:51PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Augusto Mendes fails USADA drug test, pulled from UFC Atlantic City fight
Augusto Mendes will not be competing next month in New Jersey, after all. The UFC bantamweight fighter failed a USADA out-of-competition drug test, stemming from a sample collected March 7, according to a release sent out Tuesday by the UFC. Mendes is now facing a UFC anti-doping policy violation and USADA will handle the adjudication process and sanctions.
Submitted Mar 20, 2018 7:50PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Darren Stewart vs. Eric Spicely headed to UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool
The lineup for the UFC’s debut in the city that was the birthplace of The Beatles continues to build. A middleweight matchup between Darren Stewart (7-3 MMA, 0-3 UFC) and Eric Spicely (11-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) has been added to UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool, England.
Submitted Mar 20, 2018 3:06PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Warlley Alves set to meet Sultan Aliev at UFC 224 in Rio de Janeiro
A welterweight bout is the latest addition to the UFC 224 lineup in Brazil in May. Warlley Alves (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will fight in his home country when he takes on Sultan Aliev (14-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC). UFC officials announced the bout today during a news conference for the event in Brazil.
Submitted Mar 20, 2018 3:04PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson 2 in the works for UFC Atlantic City
Two of the best and most well-known fighters in the UFC’s featherweight division will meet again. A rematch between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson is in the works for UFC Atlantic City on April 21 in New Jersey, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani confirmed Tuesday.
Submitted Mar 20, 2018 3:03PM by Braden - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 127 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights (VIDEO), Attendance And Gate
On Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, Alexander Volkov announced himself as a legitimate title contender for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. Volkov weathered some early takedown and bottom positions against Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master Fabricio Werdum, but the Russian wore the former champion down. POTN - Alexander Volkov POTN - Paul Craig FOTN - Jan Blachowicz vs Jimi Manuwa
Submitted Mar 18, 2018 6:51PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Nasrat Haqparast eye condition scraps fight with Nad Narimani at UFC-London
At the 11th hour, the opening bout of today’s UFC Fight Night 127 card has been canceled. Nasrat Haqparast (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) was ruled out of his lightweight fight against Nad Narimani (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) today due to an eye condition, according to UFC officials. “Based on advice from the UFC medical team on Saturday morning, Nasrat Haqparast was deemed unfit to fight due to an infectious eye condition and his bout against Nad Narimani has been cancelled,” the promotion stated.
Submitted Mar 17, 2018 1:37PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Andrei Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa slated for UFC 225
It appears as though Andrei Arlovski will finally get his wish of fighting in Chicago. The UFC is close to finalizing Arlovski vs. Tai Tuivasa at UFC 225 on June 9, MMA Fighting has learned. The fight would mark the first time in Arlovski’s 19-year career that he would get to fight in his once-adopted hometown of Chicago.
Submitted Mar 16, 2018 3:38PM by Braden - 7 comments
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Liverpool to host first UFC event in May; Darren Till to headline
The UFC is finally headed to Liverpool, England. The promotion officially announced Friday that they will hold an event on May 27 at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
Submitted Mar 16, 2018 3:37PM by Braden - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC lightweight Marco Polo Reyes notified of potential doping violation
Marco Polo Reyes failed a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) drug test and has been notified of a potential UFC doping policy violation. Promotion officials today announced the news, saying Reyes popped hot from an out-of-competition sample collected on March 8.
Submitted Mar 16, 2018 2:21AM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
Justin Willis vs. Chase Sherman scheduled for UFC Atlantic City
A heavyweight fight will soon be added to the UFC’s return to Atlantic City, N.J. Justin Willis vs. Chase Sherman has been booked for the April 21 card, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Mar 15, 2018 5:45PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Jack Marshman pulled from UFC Fight Night 127 lineup vs. Bradley Scott
Jack Marshman’s first cut down to the welterweight division will not go forward as planned. Marshman (22-7 MMA, 2-2 UFC), who has previously competed in the middleweight division, has been removed from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 127 lineup and his fight against Brad Scott (11-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) due to precautionary reasons over his weight cut, a Marshman team member today told MMAjunkie.
Submitted Mar 15, 2018 4:37PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Floyd Mayweather says he’s going to start training MMA ‘soon,’ claims his wrestling game is a ‘seven’ out of 10
Is Floyd Mayweather actually going work with Tyron Woodley for a potential move to MMA? Less than a week after Woodley suggested that he and Mayweather were going to start training together for the boxing legend’s rumored jump into MMA, Mayweather doubled down on the idea in a Wednesday interview with TMZ. Mayweather said he hasn’t started training with the UFC welterweight champion yet but he is “gonna start soon.” Mayweather added that he’ll probably need longer than the “2 1/2 months” timeline Woodley initially floated to get adequately prepared.
Submitted Mar 15, 2018 3:59PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
Dana White joins roster of UFC 3 video game
Any MMA fans out there who have always wanted to air their grievances with Dana White will now be able to do so in the virtual Octagon. EA Sports announced Thursday that the UFC president has been added as free downloadable content to the roster of their UFC 3 video game.
Submitted Mar 15, 2018 3:55PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mackenzie Dern vs. Amanda Cooper slated for UFC 224
Mackenzie Dern wanted a quick turnaround into UFC 224 — and that’s exactly what she’s going to get. Fresh off her successful Octagon debut, the 24-year-old jiu-jitsu phenom will return against strawweight veteran Amanda Cooper on May 12 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at UFC 224.
Submitted Mar 14, 2018 9:43PM by Braden - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC seriously exploring possibility of event in Liverpool later this year
Is the UFC finally headed to “The Pool”? According to multiple sources, the promotion is currently seriously exploring the possibility of holding an event in Liverpool, England later this year. While plans have yet to be finalized at this time, the belief is the UFC is close to finalizing its plans.
Submitted Mar 14, 2018 2:34PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Biceps injury knocks Paulo Costa out of fight with Uriah Hall at UFC-Atlantic City
An injury has knocked a high-profile fight from the UFC’s return to Atlantic City next month. Paulo Costa (11-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) today said a biceps tear has forced him out of a middleweight fight against Uriah Hall (13-8 MMA, 6-6 UFC) at UFC fight Night 128. UFC officials had not yet made the matchup official, so likely won’t make an announcement of the injury. It is not clear if Hall will remain a part of the card against a new opponent.
Submitted Mar 14, 2018 4:02AM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
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