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December 2017 MMA News Archive - Page 7

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UFC 218 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights, Attendance And Gate
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He again stopped Jose Aldo in the third round after allowing the Brazilian to tire before ramping up the pressure and earning the stoppage win. Holloway's striking, resilience and Octagon I.Q. are exceptional. He used a steady diet of straight punches to quickly prove his superiority in the fight. By the third round, a winded Aldo was fighting on heart alone as Holloway's strikes created the same type of cumulative punishment that led to his stoppage win over the former champion in June. Originally, Frankie Edgar was supposed to be challenging Holloway for the title, but he suffered an injury and Aldo stepped in to replace him. Perhaps now Edgar will get the next crack at Holloway. As for Aldo, it's time the future Hall of Famer seriously consider retirement.
Submitted Dec 3, 2017 1:33PM by JLS - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi 2 booked for UFC 219
(mmajunkie.com)
A controversial stoppage has triggered an immediate rematch between Abdul Razak Alhassan and Sabah Homasi. UFC President Dana White confirmed at the post-fight press conference for UFC 218 that the welterweights have a spot on UFC 219, which takes place Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted Dec 3, 2017 3:03AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Demetrious Johnson is happening next
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC President Dana White said flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson’s next title defense will be against current bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw.
Submitted Dec 3, 2017 3:02AM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dylan Andrews gets ACB 76 Gold Coast call up, set to meet Azamat Amagov December 9
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Former UFC middleweight Dylan Andrews has finally secured an opponent for the debut Australian offering from Russian based Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB). ACB 76 takes place December 9 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland. Tickets are available now via Ticketek.com. You can also download the free FITE TV app here and stream the event free to your mobile device or smart tv. Andrews (18-7, 0-0 ACB) will take on Russia’s Azamat Amagov (9-1 MMA, 2-1 ACB), who was originally set to face Corey Nelson at the event, however Nelson has been sidelined due to injury.
Submitted Dec 2, 2017 10:46PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
TUF 26 Finale bonuses: Nicco Montaño vs. Roxanne Modafferi wins ‘Fight of the Night’
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Nicco Montano will get some extra cash to go along with her golden UFC belt. Montaño, the first-ever UFC women’s flyweight champion, took ‘Fight of the Night’ honors alongside her opponent, Roxanne Modafferi, for the pair’s main event battle at Friday’s The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale. Montaño defeated Modafferi via unanimous decision to capture the inaugural women’s 125-pound title. Both fighters earned $50,000 in bonus money for their efforts. The evening’s two ‘Performance of the Night’ bonuses were awarded to Gerald Meerschaert and Brett Johns, both of whom scored highlight-reel finishes on the TUF 26 Finale main card.
Submitted Dec 2, 2017 10:44PM by JLS - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Donald Cerrone says he's moving back to lightweight, reducing fight frequency
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For the better part of six years, Donald Cerrone was a world-class lightweight. He was a perennial contender in the WEC, and he remained one of the best in the world at the weight class up until he challenged for the UFC title in 2015. Cerrone came up short in that fight and afterwards, with limited prospects for another title shot anytime soon, he made the move up a weight division where he immediately was very successful, rattling off four wins and finding himself on the cusp of a title eliminator bout. Recently though, things have taken a bad turn for Cerrone who has lost his last three fights in a row, and with his career once again at crossroads, it appears “Cowboy” intends to ride back down a familiar path: the UFC lightweight division.
Submitted Dec 1, 2017 3:40PM by Braden - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Jeremy Stephens vs. Doo Ho Choi slated for UFC St. Louis
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A barnburner of a featherweight fight is heading to UFC St. Louis. Fan-friendly 145-pound contenders Jeremy Stephens and Doo Ho Choi have been slated to clash on Jan. 14 at UFC St. Louis. The UFC announced the booking late Thursday night.
Submitted Dec 1, 2017 1:25AM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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