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August 2017 MMA News Archive - Page 2

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Jones pops for steroids vs DC at UFC 214
I know I am supposed to add a short snipit from the article but this berry has so much juice I don't need to squeeze...enjoy!
Submitted Aug 22, 2017 9:02PM by jae_1833 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Nick Hein out at UFC-Rotterdam, promotion seeks featherweight foe for Zabit Magomedsharipov
Injury has forced German fighter Nick Hein (14-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) out of next week’s UFC Fight Night 115 event in Rotterdam, and company officials are currently seeking a replacement opponent for Zabit Magomedsharipov (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). MMAjunkie today confirmed the change to the card with UFC officials. Featuring a heavyweight matchup between Stefan Struve and Alexander Volkov, UFC Fight Night 115 takes place Sept. 2 at Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The entire card streams live on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Aug 21, 2017 11:06PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
McGee vs Strickland set for Norfolk card
Longtime welterweight standouts Court McGee and Sean Strickland will return to action on Nov. 11 as they face off in a UFC Fight Night bout in Norfolk, Virginia. The event will air live on FS1 from the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
Submitted Aug 21, 2017 9:25PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Stann leaves UFC for business opportunity with increased family time
War hero, retired UFC middleweight, and now former color commentator for the UFC Brian Stann has announced a career change. The news came via his social network.
Submitted Aug 21, 2017 4:13PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Unbeaten 125'ers Jarred Brooks, Deiveson Figueiredo To Meet at UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil
The Ultimate Fighting Championship had added a 125-pound to its Sao Paulo return. Fittingly, its contestants are a combined 25-0. The promotion's forthcoming UFC Fight Night 119 bill will now feature a flyweight contest between undefeated prospects Jarred Brooks and Deiveson Figueiredo. Brazilian outlet Combate initially reported the pairing on Sunday evening and the story was subsequently confirmed by UFC officials on Monday.
Submitted Aug 20, 2017 10:19PM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shayna Baszler talks move to pro wrestling, Mae Young Classic and Ronda Rousey WWE rumors
To a lot of people, Shayna Baszler's move from MMA to pro wrestling was leaving one world for another. But for her, given her background, it's more like switching branches on the same tree, an analogy she's used for years, long before she became a pro wrestler, since it was taught to her that way by Billy Robinson.
Submitted Aug 20, 2017 12:05PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA, Other Combat Sports, MMA Personalities
UFC's Junior Dos Santos after potential doping violation: 'Truth will prevail ... I would never cheat'
After being pulled from his heavyweight showdown against Francis Ngannou at UFC 215 due to a potential doping violation, former champion Junior Dos Santos overnight said “truth will prevail.” Dos Santos (18-5 MMA, 12-4 UFC) was pulled from his fight next month against Ngannou (10-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) after an out-of-competition test administered by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the UFC’s official anti-doping program administrator, turned up positive for Hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic.
Submitted Aug 20, 2017 11:46AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
On 5-fight skid, ex-champ Andrei Arlovski set for UFC Fight Night 120 bout vs. Junior Albini
A heavyweight bout between former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski and Junior Albini is the latest addition to November’s UFC Fight Night 120 lineup. UFC officials today announced the bout between Arlovski (25-15 MMA, 14-9 UFC) and Albini (14-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC). The latest UFC Fight Night 120 card now includes: Anthony Pettis vs. Dustin Poirier Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez Nina Ansaroff vs. Angela Hill Cezar Ferreira vs. Nate Marquardt Karl Roberson vs. Darren Stewart Jake Collier vs. Marcel Fortuna Junior Albini vs. Andrei Arlovski
Submitted Aug 19, 2017 10:17AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Felice Herrig announces UFC 218 bout vs. Cortney Casey in Detroit
A women’s strawweight bout between Felice Herrig and Cortney Casey is apparently the first fight on tap for December’s UFC 218 lineup. Herrig (13-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) today revealed the matchup with Casey (7-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) on social media (via Instagram). UFC brass has yet to make an official announcement.
Submitted Aug 19, 2017 10:16AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Guido Canetti accepts 10-month suspension for multiple banned substances
UFC bantamweight Guido Canetti has accepted a 10-month suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the UFC’s official anti-doping partner, for the use of a tainted supplement. USADA today announced Canetti’s suspension, which is retroactive to the date of his retroactive suspension on Oct. 28, 2016. Cannetti (7-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) was scheduled to face Marco Beltran (8-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC)at UFC Fight Night 98 when an out-of-competition drug test revealed five banned substances were in his system. The 37-year-old Argentinian tested positive for ostarine, stanozolol metabolites 16ß-hydroxystanozolol and 4ß-hydroxystanozolol, hydrochlorothiazide and chlorothiazide. He was subsequently pulled from the event.
Submitted Aug 19, 2017 10:14AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dos Santos flagged by USADA, off UFC 215
A former champion and current top UFC heavyweight is the latest to be flagged by USADA. Junior dos Santos tested positive for an unknown banned substance in an out-of-competition test administered by USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, on Aug. 10. The Brazilian was subsequently informed of a potential violation, the UFC announced Friday afternoon in a statement.
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 6:16PM by Budgellism - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Eric Spicely booked for December's TUF 26 Finale
A middleweight bout between Gerald Meerschaert and Eric Spicely is the first addition to December’s The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale lineup. Spicely (10-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) announced the bout with Meerschaert (26-9 MMA, 2-1 UFC) on social media following an initial report from MMAuno.com.
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:50AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Artem Lobov-Andre Fili, Smoliakov-Wieczorek set for UFC Fight Night 118 in Poland
The UFC’s October return to Poland continues to build with another couple fights ticketed for the lineup. Artem Lobov (13-13-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) will take on Andre Fili (16-5 MMA, 4-4 UFC) in a featherweight bout, and Dmitrii Smoliakov (8-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) will fight Adam Wieczorek (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at heavyweight. UFC officials recently announced the bookings. UFC Fight Night 118 takes place Oct. 21 at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland. The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. The latest UFC Fight Night 118 card now includes: Ramazan Emeev vs. Trevor Smith Jan Blachowicz vs. Devin Clark Oskar Piechota vs. Jonathan Wilson Andre Fili vs. Artem Lobov Dmitrii Smoliakov vs. Adam Wieczorek
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:49AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ben Askren defends title vs. Zebaztian Kadestam at ONE Championship 60 in Shanghai
For the first time, ONE Championship will touch down in Shanghai next month, and its welterweight title will be on the line. Dominant unbeaten 170-pound champion Ben Askren (16-0) will put his belt up against Swedish challenger Zebaztian Kadestam (9-3) in the main event of ONE Championship 60. The event takes place Sept. 2 at Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in China. The card will stream via online pay-per-view in North America. The ONE Championship 60 lineup includes: Champ Ben Askren vs. Zebaztian Kadestam – for welterweiwght title Narantungalag Jadambaa vs. Tetsuya Yamada Deligerihu Liu vs. Litao Miao Eh Ya Nut vs. Chunyan Xu Geng Min Chen vs. Xuewen Peng Mahmoud Mohamed vs. Sagetdao Petpayathai Jie Miao vs. Mona Samir Jaroslav Jartim vs. Amir Khan Cheng Chao Li vs. Zehao Zhang Marc Marcellinus vs. Quang Loc Tran
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:48AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Martin Stapleton meets Soren Bak at Cage Warriors 88 in London
About a week after he was announced for the card, lightweight contender Martin Stapleton has an opponent for his Cage Warriors 88 bout. Stapleton (19-5) will take on Soren Bak (8-1) on the card, which takes place Oct. 28 at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, with a live stream on UFC Fight Pass. Promotion officials announced the booking today.
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:47AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Wish granted: Jorge Masvidal, Stephen Thompson meet at UFC 217 in NYC
They both wanted it, and now top welterweight contenders Jorge Masvidal and Stephen Thompson have got their wish for a showdown at UFC 217 in November. Masvidal (32-12 MMA, 9-5 UFC) today announced that he and Thompson (13-2-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) will meet at the event, and multiple sources have since confirmed the contest with both MMA Fighting and ESPN. The latest UFC 217 lineup now includes: Champ Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre – for middleweight title Champ Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for bantamweight title Paulo Borrachinha vs. Johny Hendricks Curtis Blaydes vs. Aleksei Oleinik Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Ion Cutelaba Ricardo Ramos vs. Aiemann Zahabi Jorge Masvidal vs. Stephen Thompson
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:46AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Derrick Lewis returns from 'retirement,' meets ex-champ Fabricio Werdum at UFC 216
A heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum is the latest addition to October’s UFC 216 lineup. Lewis (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) today confirmed the matchup with Werdum (21-7-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC) following an initial report from MMAFighting.com The latest UFC 216 lineup includes: Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee – for interim lightweight title Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata Beneil Dariush vs. Evan Dunham Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares Magomed Bibulatov vs. John Moraga Marco Beltran vs. Matt Schnell Mark Godbeer vs. Walt Harris Jessica Eye vs. Paige VanZant Derrick Lewis vs. Fabricio Werdum
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:45AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
USADA notifies Nick Roehrick of potential anti-doping violation
The UFC announced today that its anti-doping partner, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, has notified UFC light heavyweight Nick Roehrick of a potential anti-doping violation. Roehrick was flagged after an out-of-competition drug test conducted Aug. 8. Per standard USADA procedure, details on the nature of his anti-doping violation are being withheld during the results management process. “Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed,” read the UFC’s statement. “Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:44AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 120 adds Angela Hill vs. Nina Ansaroff
Surging UFC women’s strawweights Angela Hill and Nina Ansaroff are set to meet at UFC Fight Night 120. The promotion announced the matchup Wednesday on “UFC Tonight.” The bout order for the event has not been announced, so it’s unclear whether Hill (7-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Ansaroff (7-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will fight on the event’s main card or prelims. UFC Fight Night 120 takes place Nov. 11 at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia. The event’s main card airs live on FS1 following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. With the addition, UFC Fight Night 120 now includes: Anthony Pettis vs. Dustin Poirier Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez Karl Roberson vs. Darren Stewart Cezar Ferreira vs. Nate Marquardt Nina Ansaroff vs. Angela Hill
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 6:57PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Nogueira-Cannonier, Bamgbose-Di Chirico added to UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg
The UFC’s FOX card in Winnipeg in December now has its first two bouts. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (22-8 MMA, 5-5 UFC) will take on Jared Cannonier (10-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) in a light heavyweight fight, and Oluwale Bamgbose (6-3 MMA, 1-3 UFC) meets Alessio Di Chirico (10-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at middleweight. UFC officials announced the new bookings today.
Submitted Aug 17, 2017 6:56PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
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