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Naoki Inoue vs. Jenel Lausa added to UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan
A contest between a pair of international flyweight prospects is the latest addition to next month’s UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan. UFC officials recently announced that Japan’s Naoki Inoue (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and the Philippines’ Jenel Lausa (7-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has been added to the event, which takes place Sept. 23 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, but airs one day earlier in the U.S. due to the time delay. The night’s main card airs on FXX, though the full bout order has yet to be revealed. With the addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 117 now includes: Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux Jessica Andrade vs. Claudia Gadelha Henrique da Silva vs. Gokhan Saki Rolando Dy vs. Teruto Ishihara Mizuto Hirota vs. Charles Rosa Alex Morono vs. Keita Nakamura Jussier Formiga vs. Ulka Sasaki Chan-Mi Jeon vs. Syuri Kondo Daichi Abe vs. Hyun Gyu Lim Shinsho Anzai vs. Luke Jumeau Takanori Gomi vs. “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim Naoki Inoue vs. Jenel Lausa
Submitted Aug 13, 2017 11:58AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gregor Gillespie vs. Jason Gonzalez added to UFC Fight Night 116 in Pittsburgh
A lightweight contest is the newest addition to the UFC’s return to Pennsylvania, with Gregor Gillespie (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) facing Jason Gonzalez (11-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC). UFC officials recently confirmed the matchup following an initial report from the Pittsburgh’s Post-Gazette.com. With the addition to the card, UFC Fight Night 116 now includes: Luke Rockhold vs. David Branch Thiago Alves vs. Mike Perry Hector Lombard vs. Anthony Smith Anthony Hamilton vs. Daniel Spitz Uriah Hall vs. Krzysztof Jotko Sergio Moraes vs. Kamaru Usman Justin Ledet vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy Gilbert Burns vs. Jason Saggo Gregor Gillespie vs. Jason Gonzalez
Submitted Aug 13, 2017 11:56AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mark Hunt to headline UFC Fight Night in Sydney vs. Marcin Tybura
Mark Hunt’s career just keeps on trucking. Hunt, coming off a hard-fought win in his last fight, will return to face Marcin Tybura in the main event of the upcoming UFC Fight Night event in the Australian city of Sydney. Polish website Lowking.pl first reported the match, which MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed with multiple UFC officials. A formal announcement is expected early next week. The event, which takes place Nov. 19 at Qudos Bank Arena, marks the 11th time the UFC has headed to Australia and fourth to Sydney. Due to the time change, the card airs on Nov. 18 in the U.S. on FS1.
Submitted Aug 13, 2017 11:55AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Marcos Rogerio de Lima flagged for potential USADA violation, pulled from UFC Fight Night 115
UFC light heavyweight Marcos Rogerio de Lima has been pulled from his scheduled Sept. 2 bout against Saparbek Safarov at UFC Fight Night 115 after being flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for a potential anti-doping violation, the UFC announced Friday.
Submitted Aug 11, 2017 9:10PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Takanori Gomi vs. 'Maestro' Dong Hyun Kim added to UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan
Two veterans of the Asian MMA circuit will meet at the UFC’s upcoming return to Japan. Officials today announced a matchup between lightweights Takanori Gomi (35-13 MMA, 4-8 UFC) and ”Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim (14-8 MMA, 1-2 UFC) for UFC Fight Night 117.
Submitted Aug 11, 2017 9:32AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Report: Lil Nog meets Cannonier at UFC Norfolk
Fully healed from a cervical injury that removed him from UFC Fight Night 112, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will now return at UFC Fight Night 120 to take on Jared Cannonier, as Combate reported. The 41-year-old Nogueira (22-8, 5-5 UFC) will try to bounce back from a TKO loss suffered by the hands of Ryan Bader in November 2016. His last win was a TKO victory over Patrick Cummins in May 2016. Nogueira hasn’t won two fights in a row since he defeated Tito Ortiz in 2011 and Rashad Evans in 2013. Despite being in the UFC for almost eight years, injuries have limited him to just 10 fights in the organization.
Submitted Aug 10, 2017 8:28PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Reports: Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum targeted for UFC Fight Night in Shanghai
It didn’t happen in Rio de Janeiro or New York, but it seems Kelvin Gastelum will finally get to add another chapter to his legend-hunting mission against former UFC champion Anderson Silva. According to multiple reports, the middleweights have agreed to meet in the headliner of the UFC’s debut in mainland China, set to take place at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai on Nov. 25. FloCombat.com first reported the news.
Submitted Aug 10, 2017 8:27PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Champ Chris Fishgold gets challenger for Cage Warriors 88 headliner
Lightweight champion Chris Fishgold has an opponent for his Cage Warriors 88 headliner. Officials today announced Fishgold (16-1-1) will meet challenger Alexander Jacobsen (8-1) in the championship main event. Cage Warriors 88 takes place Oct. 28 at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, and it streams on UFC Fight Pass. The latest Cage Warriors 88 card includes: Champ Chris Fishgold vs. Alexander Jacobsen – for lightweight title Paddy Pimblett vs. TBA Molly McCann vs. TBA Martin Stapleton vs. TBA Lee Chadwick vs. TBA
Submitted Aug 10, 2017 8:26PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Luke Jumeau returns at UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan
Following a successful UFC debut, New Zealand’s Luke Jumeau is slated for a return at the UFC’s upcoming show in Japan. UFC officials announced Jumeau (12-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is slated to fight welterweight Shinsho Anzai (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 117. The latest UFC Fight Night 117 card includes: Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux Jessica Andrade vs. Claudia Gadelha Henrique da Silva vs. Gokhan Saki Rolando Dy vs. Teruto Ishihara Mizuto Hirota vs. Charles Rosa Alex Morono vs. Keita Nakamura Jussier Formiga vs. Ulka Sasaki Chan-Mi Jeon vs. Syuri Kondo Daichi Abe vs. Hyun Gyu Lim Shinsho Anzai vs. Luke Jumeau
Submitted Aug 10, 2017 8:25PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
James Gallagher headlines Bellator's return to Dublin vs. Jeremiah Labiano
Bellator is returning to Ireland this fall, and one of the country’s home-grown up-and-comers will headline the card. James Gallagher (7-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA), one of Conor McGregor’s training partners, will take on Jeremiah Labiano (11-5 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) in a featherweight main event when Bellator hosts a Nov. 10 show at 3Arena in Dublin. A promotion official today confirmed the news to MMAjunkie following an initial report from RealSport.com.
Submitted Aug 10, 2017 8:23PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Georges St. Pierre Signs Bout Agreement To Fight Michael Bisping At UFC127
The former welterweight titlist has not competed since taking a split decision against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in November 2013. His return against Bisping was initially announced in March, but injury issues for both fighters nixed the promotion’s targeted summer date. The bout appeared to be off the table, and UFC President Dana White revealed that GSP would instead challenge for welterweight gold upon his return. However, White elected to revisit the booking following what he perceived to be a subpar performance by reigning 170-pound king Tyron Woodley in a victory over Demian Maia at UFC 214.
Submitted Aug 10, 2017 2:57PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Michael Bisping details robberies, near-death experience on Hawaiian vacation
It’s an all-too-often told horror story: You, or someone you know, went on vacation in an exotic spot and fell victim to a robbery. Or, worse, a near-death experience goes down during some sort of outdoor activity. Michael Bisping, for his part, went through both during what seems to be some sort of cursed trip.
Submitted Aug 9, 2017 12:45AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Pat Barry recalls battles with addiction, hurting Rose Namajunas’ career, and getting sober
For Pat Barry, everything came crashing down because of a pizza. It was last July and he had finished a sparring session with Brock Lesnar in Alexandria, Minn. and wanted to eat, and what’s a little pizza without a drink? Especially when the locals are spending their time side-eyeing you, wondering what in the hell you’re doing there?
Submitted Aug 9, 2017 12:43AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
Unhappy with ‘monkeys’ comment, Floyd Mayweather said fight with Conor McGregor is ‘for all the blacks around the world’
The uncomfortable topic of race came up quickly on the MayMac World Tour last month. Conor McGregor drew criticism on the first stop in Los Angeles after he told Floyd Mayweather to dance for him, referring to the African American boxing star as “boy.” McGregor used similar language a day later in Toronto and then in New York, on the third stop of the tour, it boiled over.
Submitted Aug 9, 2017 12:42AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
Johny Hendricks To Face Paulo Borrachinha At UFC 217
It seems that we have another addition to the UFC 217 card at Madison Square Garden on November 4th. Johny Hendricks (18-7) will be returning to action to face Brazilian Paulo Borrachinha (10-0) as reported by globo.com. This card is shaping up very well, with Michael Bisping vs Georges St. Pierre fighting for the Middleweight championship expected as the main fight on the card and Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Rose Namajunas targeted for the Strawweight title as well. Hendricks coming off of a loss to Tim Boetsch at UFC Fight Night 112 is looking to redeem himself. Having a bad weight cut and missing weight by 3 lbs, Hendricks will want to prove to himself and the UFC that he can make weight at Middleweight again. Other than his weight issues he has only had one other bout at Middleweight, in which he faced Hector Lombard and won by unanimous decision. He has a lot to prove in this division even with such a long career at Welterweight and being a former champion at 170lbs.
Submitted Aug 9, 2017 12:36AM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Steve Kozola vs. Carrington Banks added to October's Bellator 184 in Oklahoma
What does Steve Kozola have in store for a follow-up to his impressive Bellator debut? We’ll find out soon. The undefeated Kozola (8-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will make his second appearance for the promotion at Bellator 184, where he’ll meet another undefeated opponent in Carrington Banks (6-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA).
Submitted Aug 8, 2017 8:47AM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Jessica Eye headed to flyweight for bout against Paige VanZant
Our friends over at FloCombat are reporting that a big-time women’s bout will go down at UFC 216, as both Jessica Eye (11-5) and Page VanZant (7-3) head to the newly-formed flyweight division. The event takes place on October 6 in Las Vegas and is shaping up to be a massive night. Eye looks to improve on her 1-5 record inside the Octagon, as the Ohio native will finally get to compete in her natural weight class at 125 pounds. She mostly competed at 125 before signing with the UFC in 2013, including a couple of impressive wins in the Bellator cage. Her only official win in the UFC at bantamweight was a victory over Leslie Smith at UFC 180, although she also did win her bout against Sarah Kaufman at UFC 166, but that bout was eventually overturned. Eye was scheduled to compete against UFC newcomer Aspen Ladd last month at The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, but the bout was cancelled on fight day when Ladd fell ill. Instead, she will now focus on her flyweight debut.
Submitted Aug 8, 2017 8:44AM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Welcome To The UFC: Mads Burnell
Earlier today, Biel Carvalho (@BielzitoMMA) of @OlimpoMMA announced the signing of newcomer Mads Burnell. Some info on Mads Burnell: 5’9? Featherweight 23 years old From Copenhagen, Denmark Trains out of Arte Suave 8-1 5 Submissions(2 Japanese Necktie, Armbar, Brabo Choke, Anaconda Choke) SOMMA Champion
Submitted Aug 6, 2017 11:43PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Barb Honchak, Roxanne Modafferi among TUF 26 cast members revealed
The cast members for the latest installment of The Ultimate Fighter have been revealed. Former Invicta FC flyweight champion Barb Honchak, TUF 18 contestant Roxanne Modafferi and veteran UFC fighter Lauren Murphy are just some of the more familiar faces that will be participating on the show. The full cast was revealed by the UFC on Saturday night during the broadcast of UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico City. The 26th season of TUF is composed of 16 female flyweight fighters who will be competing for the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight title.
Submitted Aug 6, 2017 12:51PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
UFC Fight Night 114 bonuses: New record holder Dustin Ortiz among 4 fighters to earn $50K
Dustin Ortiz, Joseph Morales, Humberto Bandenay, and Niko Price each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s UFC Fight Night 114 event. All four fighters were awarded “Performance of the Night” honors. No “Fight of the Night” was given. UFC officials announced the winners following the event, which MMAjunkie attended.
Submitted Aug 6, 2017 12:44PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
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