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May 2018 MMA News Archive

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UFC on FOX 30 tickets on sale this week for Dustin Poirier-Eddie Alvarez rematch in Calgary
One of the most anticipated rematches in recent memory goes down this summer in Canada, and tickets for the event are on sale this week. UFC on FOX 30 tickets go on sale this week for the July 28 show at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted May 31, 2018 5:06PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Danny Roberts vs. Alan Jouban booked for UFC Hamburg
A meeting of knockout artists has been announced as Danny Roberts and Alan Jouban are set to clash at UFC Hamburg on Jul. 22. The UFC announced the lightweight meeting through its social media channels on Thursday afternoon following an initial report from FloCombat.
Submitted May 31, 2018 5:03PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Luke Sanders vs. Rani Yahya booked for UFC Lincoln
A bantamweight clash between Luke Sanders and Rani Yahya was added to UFC’s Fight Night card in Lincoln on Aug. 25, multiple sources told MMA Fighting. UFC Lincoln will take place at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Submitted May 31, 2018 5:02PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lando Vannata vs. Drakkar Klose slated for UFC 226
A matchup between intriguing lightweight up-and-comers Lando Vannata and Drakkar Klose has been slated for July 7 at 226.
Submitted May 30, 2018 8:39PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Khabib Nurmagomedov now targeting first UFC title defense sooner than expected
After winning the UFC lightweight title with a five-round decision over Al Iaquinta at UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov said he wasn’t planning to return to fighting until November or December of this year. But now it looks like the champ will be back sooner than anticipated. Speaking with his fans during a live chat Tuesday, Nurmagomedov announced that his team had begun talks with the UFC about returning to action this fall, either for the September or October pay-per-view event.
Submitted May 30, 2018 4:56PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Sara McMann announces pregnancy
Baby number two is on the way for Sara McMann. On Wednesday, the one-time women’s bantamweight title challenger announced on Instagram that she is three-months pregnant.
Submitted May 30, 2018 4:52PM by Braden - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Invicta FC matchmaker Kaitlin Young tried out for TUF 28, planning MMA comeback
Kaitlin Young enjoys signing new talent and putting matches together. Now, though, she wants to get back in the cage herself. Young, the Invicta FC matchmaker, tried out for The Ultimate Fighter 28 this past week in Las Vegas and she’s planning a full-scale MMA comeback, whether or not she makes it onto the show.
Submitted May 30, 2018 3:19AM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
Nick Diaz mugshot released, court date set after domestic battery arrest
Nick Diaz has his next day in court date scheduled. The popular UFC fighter will have to appear in Las Vegas Justice Court on June 6 at 8:30 a.m. before judge Amy Chelini, a court rep confirmed with MMA Fighting on Tuesday. Diaz was arrested Friday on charges of domestic battery by strangulation and domestic battery in the first degree. The former is a felony. His booking photo was released Tuesday by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Submitted May 30, 2018 3:16AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Charles Oliveira in to fight Clay Guida at UFC 225 after Bobby Green withdraws
Bobby Green has been forced to withdraw from a matchup against Clay Guida, and Charles Oliveira will now step in to face the longtime veteran on short notice at UFC 225. Guida (34-17 MMA, 14-11 UFC) today posted word of Oliveira’s (22-8 MMA, 10-8 UFC) sub for Green (24-8-1 MMA, 5-3-1 UFC) on Instagram, and his manager, John Fosco, confirmed the new booking to MMAjunkie.
Submitted May 30, 2018 3:12AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Former UFC champion, 'TUF' winner Michael Bisping announces retirement
Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has decided against a final fight and today announced he is officially retired. On his “Believe You Me” podcast, Bisping indicated vision problems were behind his decision to hang up his gloves and added he has nothing left to prove as a fighter. “It ain’t worth it,” Bisping said. “What else am I going to do? I won the belt, I’ve had tons of wins. I’ve done everything I set out to achieve. “What’s the point of flogging a dead horse? Not that I’m a dead horse, but what’s the point? … I’ve used my platform to open other doors. You’ve got to know when to walk away. I’m almost 40 years old – the time is now.”
Submitted May 28, 2018 8:55PM by LooseCannon - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
UFC Liverpool bonuses: Tom Breese leads list of four fighters to cash in
Tom Breese and Claudio Silva came back from long layoffs and were handsomely rewarded in their comeback fights. Returning from absences of two years and four years respectively, Breese and Silva picked up first-round finishes at UFC Liverpool at the Echo Arena on Sunday as well as $50,000 Performance of the Night bonuses for their efforts. In lieu of a Fight of the Night award, two more fighters were given performance bonuses, Darren Stewart and Arnold Allen.
Submitted May 27, 2018 11:28PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Darren Till re-weighs in at 187.3 pounds, UFC Liverpool main event vs. Stephen Thompson is on
The main event of UFC Liverpool is a go. A potential disaster for the UFC was averted as officials announced that Darren Till was able to make 187.3 pounds at a scheduled weigh-in around 1 p.m. local time in Liverpool, England, making him eligible to face Stephen Thompson in the main event of Sunday’s show at the Echo Arena. Till was required to hit the scales again after failing to make the welterweight limit (171 pounds for a non-title bout) at Saturday’s official weigh-ins, where he came in heavy at 174.5 pounds.
Submitted May 27, 2018 10:24AM by Braden - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Darren Till misses weight for UFC Liverpool main event by 3.5 pounds
One of the largest fighters in the welterweight division, Darren Till’s size got the better of him at Saturday’s weigh-ins for UFC Liverpool.
Submitted May 26, 2018 6:54AM by Braden - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Nick Diaz arrested for alleged domestic violence in Las Vegas
Nick Diaz has been arrested following an alleged domestic violence incident Thursday evening in Las Vegas. A person within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department identified Nickolas R. Diaz, 34, who is listed in an online in-custody search for the Clark County Detention Center, as UFC fighter Nick Diaz. The person spoke to MMAjunkie on condition of anonymity because the person wasn’t authorized to speak on the matter. Diaz has been charged with felony domestic battery by strangulation, as well as misdemeanor domestic battery for the alleged incident.
Submitted May 25, 2018 5:19PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Davey Grant vs. Manny Bermudez scratched from Sunday's UFC Liverpool lineup
Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 130 lineup is down one of its scheduled main card bouts. Davey Grant (9-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has been pulled from his planned bantamweight bout with Manny Bermudez (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) due to a staph infection, MMAjunkie verified with a UFC official following an initial report from MMANYTT.com. A replacement is not expected to be sought for Bermudez with weigh-ins for the event less than 48 hours away.
Submitted May 24, 2018 8:13PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Cub Swanson vs. Renato Moicano official for UFC 227
A pair of top-10 featherweights are coming to the City of Angels. Cub Swanson will take on Renato Moicano at UFC 227 on Aug. 4 in Los Angeles, the UFC officially announced Thursday. The Los Angeles Times first reported the fight was in the works earlier this month.
Submitted May 24, 2018 6:17PM by Braden - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Aleksei Oleinik vs. Mark Hunt in the works for UFC Moscow main event
With Fabricio Werdum currently sidelined while he deals with a potential USADA suspension, Mark Hunt could step in to take his place in Moscow. Sources told MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani that a matchup between Hunt and Werdum’s originally scheduled opponent Aleksei Oleinik is in the works to headline the UFC’s debut in the Russian capital, which is set to take place on Sept. 15.
Submitted May 24, 2018 6:15PM by Braden - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Streaking Alejandro Perez meets Eddie Wineland at UFC Fight Night 133 in Boise
A bantamweight bout between Alejandro Perez and Eddie Wineland is the latest addition to July’s UFC Fight Night 133 lineup. UFC officials recently announced the Perez (20-6-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) vs. Wineland (23-12-1 MMA, 5-6 UFC) matchup. UFC Fight Night 133 takes place July 14 at CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho. The card is expected to air on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full bout order and fight card haven’t been finalized.
Submitted May 24, 2018 2:29PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Georges St-Pierre opens up about Nate Diaz fight that didn’t happen, future UFC plans
Earlier this month, UFC president Dana White announced that a blockbuster fight between Georges St-Pierre and Nate Diaz was in the works for Aug. 4 at UFC 227. Momentum for the matchup even reached a point where betting odds were released and Diaz responded to the rumblings with a very Diaz-like Facebook post accusing St-Pierre of steroid use and accusing White of selling “wolf tickets” to fight fans. Ultimately, that was the end of it though. The matchup never came to fruition. However, speaking Wednesday during an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience, St-Pierre revealed that discussions of a potential UFC 227 return against Diaz were very much a real thing, and that “GSP” and his team at Tristar actually contemplated the idea.
Submitted May 23, 2018 11:45PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Dana White says he’ll meet with Conor McGregor in Liverpool to discuss McGregor’s future
Is Conor McGregor going to make his return to the UFC? He and the company will try to figure that out this weekend. The only man ever to simultaneously hold two UFC weight-class championships will meet with UFC president Dana White this weekend in Liverpool, England, to discuss the former lightweight and featherweight champion’s next career moves, White told ESPN on Wednesday.
Submitted May 23, 2018 11:40PM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
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