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May 2019 MMA News Archive

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Arlovski-Rothwell 2 set for July 20 card
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Two veteran heavyweights will meet again at UFC Fight Night San Antonio in July. Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell 2 is set for the July 20 event, sources told ESPN. The rematch is 11 years in the making. Arlovski knocked out Rothwell at Affliction: Banned, the promotion's first event, back in July 2008.
Submitted May 21, 2019 9:15AM by JLS - 1 comment
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UFC nearing deal for Holloway-Edgar, sources say
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The UFC is close to finalizing a featherweight title fight between Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar for UFC 240 on July 27 in Edmonton, Canada, according to multiple sources. The promotion has tried to book this matchup twice in the past, although both attempts fell through due to injury. Once official, the 145-pound championship will take place on the pay-per-view portion of UFC 240, which will take in Edmonton's Rogers Place.
Submitted May 14, 2019 7:34AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Neil Magny out of UFC Rochester bout vs. Vicente Luque
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The UFC is looking for someone to step up and fight Vicente Luque on short notice this Saturday at UFC Rochester. Neil Magny has pulled out of his welterweight bout against Vicente Luque for undisclosed reasons, MMAjunkie.com reported Monday evening. UFC officials have yet to confirm the news.
Submitted May 13, 2019 11:15PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC veteran Anthony Johnson arrested for domestic violence
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Former UFC fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson was arrested for domestic violence on Monday in Florida. MMAWeekly.com confirmed the arrest by the Boca Raton Police Services, following an initial report by TMZ Sports.
Submitted May 7, 2019 2:05PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Larissa Pacheco will now face Kayla Harrison in the PFL 12 main event
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The PFL’s first show of 2019 is once again seeing a main event change. Less than a week after scheduled headliner Louis Taylor announced that he would not be competing in the league’s second season due to the New York State Athletic Commission not clearing him for his welterweight bout with Chris Curtis, Thursday’s replacement main event between Kayla Harrison (3-0) and Svetlana Khautova is no more.
Submitted May 7, 2019 1:22AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC Ottawa bonus winners: Walt Harris’ 50-second TKO leads $50K winners
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There weren’t many finishes last night (Sat., May 4, 2019) at UFC on ESPN+ 9 live on ESPN+ from inside Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, but the action still produced fireworks, including Donald Cerrone’s main event destruction of lightweight contender Al Iaquinta (highlights HERE). Fight of the Night: Donald Cerrone vs. Al Iaquinta Performance of the Night: Walt Harris Performance of the Night: Macy Chiasson
Submitted May 5, 2019 9:34PM by JLS - 1 comment
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PFL announces first three events of 2019 regular season
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The Professional Fighters League announced the first three events for the first half of the 2019 regular season Friday. PFL 1 will feature two-time Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison as she takes on Russian born Svetlana Khautova. Also on the card, former Strikeforce and Invicta FC bantamweight champion Sara Kaufman makes the jump up two weight classes to challenge Morgan Frier. Both women will compete in the inaugural women’s lightweight division. PFL’s season 1 breakout star Ray Cooper III is also set to return as he faces off against his cousin Zane Kamaka. PFL 2 will feature hometown favorites Chris Wade and Andre Harrison as well the returns of defending 2018 PFL featherweight champion Lance Palmer and lightweight champion Natan Schulte. Rounding out the first three events, fans will witness the return of defending heavyweight champion Philipe Lins as he enters the cage against former Bellator and RIZIN veteran Satoshi Ishii at PFL 3. Last season’s light heavyweight runner-up Vinny Magalhaes will also begin his quest for redemption against Emiliano Sordi. All three events will take place at NYCB Live on Long Island, N.Y. Here is the first three fight cards: PFL 1 – May 9 ESPN2 Kayla Harrison vs. Svetlana Khautova Magomed Magomedkerimov vs. John Howard Ray Cooper III vs. Zane Kamaka Sarah Kaufman vs. Morgan Frier Sadibou Sy vs. David Michaud ESPN+ Handesson Ferreira vs. Bojan Velickovic Genah Fabian vs. Bobbi Jo Dalziel Gamzat Khiramagomedov vs. Glaico Franca Andre Fialho vs. Chris Curtis Larissa Pacheco vs. Roberta Samad PFL 2 – May 23 ESPN+ Lance Palmer vs. Alex Gilpin Chris Wade vs. Nate Andrews Andre Harrison vs. TBD Ramsey Nijem vs. Ronys Torres Akhmed Aliev vs. Carlao Silva Alexandre Almeida vs. Luis Rafael Laurentino Islam Mamedov vs. Ylies Djiroun Rashid Magomedov vs. Loik Radzhabov ESPN2 Natan Schulte vs. Bao Yincang Alexandre Bezerra vs. Jeremy Kennedy Damon Jackson vs. Movlid Khaybulaev Steven Siler vs. Gadzhi Rabadanov PFL 3 – June 6 ESPN+ Philipe Lins vs. Satoshi Ishii Kelvin Tiller vs. Muhammed Dereese Maxim Grishin vs. Jordan Johnson Valdrin Istrefi vs. Ali Isaev Rakim Cleveland vs. Viktor Nemkov Ronny Markes vs. Sigi Pesaleli Rashid Yusupov vs. Mikhail Mokhnatkin Alex Nicholson vs. Francimar Barroso ESPN2 Vinny Magalhaes vs. Emiliano Sordi Dan Spohn vs. Bozigit Ataev Jared Rosholt vs. Denis Goltsov Ben Edwards vs. Ante Delija
Submitted May 5, 2019 9:28PM by JLS - 0 comments
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