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Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier negotiate charity MMA match in Ireland, ‘zero to do with the UFC’
If the UFC can’t find him a fight, Conor McGregor will play matchmaker himself. The former two-division champion has been involved in a public spat with UFC President Dana White about fights offered and fights accepted over the past few days. But now the Irish superstar is taking it upon himself to land suitable opposition. It all started with McGregor sending a message to former opponent and fellow top ranked lightweight Dustin Poirier.
Submitted Sep 29, 2020 3:01AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
ONE Championship postpones upcoming events in April due to coronavirus pandemic
ONE Championship has been forced to postpone at least its next two shows scheduled in Singapore in April as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong made the announcement late Sunday night.
Submitted Apr 7, 2020 2:56PM by Braden - 0 comments
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ONE Championship moves to closed door events for all upcoming shows due to coronavirus outbreak
ONE Championship will be holding all of their upcoming events behind closed doors without spectators due the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong made the announcement on Thursday.
Submitted Mar 13, 2020 2:09AM by Braden - 0 comments
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PFL champ Kayla Harrison targets Sarah Kaufman fight ahead of 2020 season
Kayla Harrison might now be a millionaire, but don’t think for a moment it’s changed her approach – or her desire to win – ahead of the next PFL season. Reigning 2019 women’s lightweight tournament champion Harrison (7-0 MMA, 7-0 PFL) talked to MMA Junkie at this past Saturday’s Dominance MMA media day in Las Vegas and said nothing has changed since her $1 million-winning performance, and explained she’s chomping at the bit to get back into competitive action. Harrison was expected to face Sarah Kaufman in the finale this past New Year’s Eve, but after the Canadian lost to Larissa Pacheco in the semifinals, it meant arguably the biggest female matchup in the PFL fell by the wayside. But it remains a matchup the two-time Olympic judo gold medalist would love to take on.
Submitted Mar 10, 2020 3:48PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Ex-UFC lightweight Olivier Aubin-Mercier signs with PFL
Olivier Aubin-Mercier has found a new home. The former UFC lightweight announced Wednesday night on ESPN that he will join the PFL’s 155-pound division.
Submitted Mar 6, 2020 12:40AM by Braden - 1 comment
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Brandon Vera to defend ONE heavyweight title against Arjan Bhullar at ONE Infinity 2
ONE Championship’s second “Infinity Series” event has a heavyweight main event, with two familiar names to UFC fans set to go head to head for championship gold. Reigning ONE heavyweight champion Brandon Vera will put his title on the line against Canada’s Arjan Bhullar in the main event of ONE Infinity 2 at the Mall of Asia, Manila, Philippines on Friday, May 29. The event will be streamed live on B/R Live following prelims on MMA Junkie.
Submitted Mar 3, 2020 8:29PM by Braden - 0 comments
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PFL announces all six champions returning for 2020 season
All six champions who competed in the PFL in 2019 will return to defend their crowns in 2020. The promotion announced the news on Monday ahead of their upcoming season, which is expected to launch in the spring. Events will run all the way up to the finals in late December.
Submitted Mar 3, 2020 8:26PM by Braden - 0 comments
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LFA 72 Draws New Headliner Not Less Than 2 Away
LFA CEO Ed Soares announced on Wednesday that there will be a new main event when the promotion returns to the Valley of the Sun at LFA 72. The new headliner will feature a showdown between two of the LFA middleweight division’s top contenders. The new main event of LFA 72 will bring a high-stakes showdown to the state capital of Arizona. The headliner will see BJJ black belt and Arizona’s own Daniel “DemiGod” Madrid face top prospect Chirs Harris in a pivotal middleweight bout. LFA 72 – Madrid vs. Harris takes place Friday, July 26th at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. The main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. LFA 72 Main Card (Televised on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT): Main Event | Middleweight Bout (185 lb) – Daniel Madrid (16-6) vs. Chris Harris (11-3) Co-Main Event | Bantamweight Bout (135 lb) – Anthony Birchak (13-6) vs. Raphael Montini (6-2) Welterweight Bout (170 lb) – Jacob McClintock (9-3) vs. Raymond Pina (8-3) Catchweight Bout (140 lb) – Roman Salazar (13-8) vs. Mario Israel (10-4) Featherweight Bout (145 lb) – Paris Stanford (4-1) vs. Jake Heffernan (7-1) Featherweight Bout (145 lb) – Mike Hamel (6-2) vs. Bruno Souza (5-1) Lightweight Bout (155 lb) – Vincent Arredondo (2-1) vs. Alejandro Sanchez (5-0)
Submitted Jul 17, 2019 3:56PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Unbeaten Shooto Brazil Flyweight Champ Lara Fritzen Procopio Signs with UFC
A flyweight champion for Shooto Brazil, the Belo Horizonte, Brazil, native already has a debut date set with the Las Vegas-based promotion, as she is expected to face Karolline Rosa Cavedo at UFC Shenzhen on Aug. 31. "It's a dream come true. When the door of the Octagon closes you can be sure that I'm going to give my best. I go there to continue doing my work, giving the best of me,” Procopio said. At age 23, Lara has an unbeaten record in six professional MMA fights and wins against Brazilian veterans like Sidy Rocha and Mariana Morais. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt trains at Nova Uniao with the likes of Jose Aldo, Poliana Botelho, Ketlen Vieira and Leonardo Santos, among others.
Submitted Jul 17, 2019 12:57PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Eddie Alvarez, Eduard Folayang back in ONE lightweight tournament after Timofey Nastyukhin injury
The upcoming lightweight fight between Eddie Alvarez and Eduard Folayang, scheduled for ONE Championship’s event on Aug. 2 in Manila, will now serve as a tournament semifinal after Timofey Nastyukhin was forced to pull out of the grand prix with an injury, the promotion announced. Alvarez (29-7, 1 no-contest), a former UFC and Bellator champion, met Nastyukhin in his ONE debut in March, losing via first-round knockout. Folayang (21-7), who lost the ONE gold to Shinya Aoki that same night in a non-tournament bout, now has a chance to join the company’s lightweight tournament. The winner of this contest will meet Saygid Guseyn Arslanaliev (8-1) in the grand prix final. Arslanaliev earned his spot in the final after scoring a couple of first-round knockouts, stopping Ev Ting in just 25 second and then Amir Khan in less than three minutes.
Submitted Jul 15, 2019 12:47PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Pam Sorenson vs. Kaitlin Young featherweight title fight set for Invicta FC 36
Invicta FC will return next month, and the promotion’s featherweight title will be up for grabs. Invicta FC 36 takes place Aug. 9 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan., the promotion announced Tuesday. In the headliner, Pam Sorenson (7-3) takes on Kaitlin Young (10-9-1) for the vacant 145-pound title. In addition, former strawweight title challenger Janaisa Morandin (10-2) takes on promotional newcomer Emily Ducote (7-5) in a strawweight bout in the co-main event. Also set for the nine-bout card: Jessica Delboni (8-1) meets Lindsey VanZandt (6-1) at atomweight; UFC veteran Kailin Curran (6-7) will fight at strawweight against an opponent still to be named; Stephanie Geltmacher (4-0) takes on Victoria Leonardo (5-1) at flyweight; atomweight Alyse Anderson (4-1) meets Anastasia Nikolakakos (3-0); Chantel Coates (1-0) takes on Caitlin Sammons (1-0) at flyweight; Erin Harpe (1-0) and Auttumn Norton (0-0) fight at bantamweight; and Megan Cawley (0-0) takes on Julia Ottolino (0-0) to open the card at bantamweight.
Submitted Jul 12, 2019 9:00AM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC veteran John Lineker signs with ONE Championship
It didn’t take long for John Lineker to find a new home. Days after being released for the UFC after a 12-4 run in the eight-sided cage, “Hands of Stone” inked a multi-fight deal with ONE Championship, he told MMA Fighting on Monday. ONE Championship has yet to book Lineker’s promotional debut. Lineker will compete as a bantamweight, which means 145 pounds under ONE Championship's rules.
Submitted Jul 9, 2019 8:21AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Larissa Pacheco will now face Kayla Harrison in the PFL 12 main event
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
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PFL announces first three events of 2019 regular season
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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Rizin 15 card finalized
Top of the Card: Muhammed Lawal vs. Jiri Prochazka Tenshin Nasukawa vs. Fritz Aldin Biagtan Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Ben Nguyen Satoru Kitaoka vs. Roberto Satoshi Souza Karl Albrektsson vs. Christiano Frohlich RENA vs. Samantha Jean-Francois Mikuru Asakura vs. Luiz Gustavo Bottom of the card: Kana Watanabe vs. Justyna Zofia Haba Damien Brown vs. Koji Takeda Manel Kape vs. Seiichiro Ito Saray Orozco vs. Kanako Murata TAIGA vs. Thallison Ferreira
Submitted Apr 18, 2019 12:39AM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA, General MMA, Other MMA Organizations
Lodune Sincaid, 'TUF 1' alum and former WEC champ, dead at 45
An “Ultimate Fighter 1” cast member who later went on to hold WEC gold has died. Lodune Sincaid died on April 7, exactly one month short of his 46th birthday, according to his personal website. No further details were immediately available.
Submitted Apr 12, 2019 11:16AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, UFC, Other MMA Organizations
LFA 58 video highlights with back-to-back highlight-reel KOs not to miss
If it was highlight-reel knockouts you were looking for Friday night, LFA 58 had you covered. Harvey Park (11-2) took out Jaleel Willis (9-3) with a first-round TKO in the LFA 58 main event at Route 66 Casino Hotel in Albuquerque, N.M. The main card aired on AXS TV. But the two biggest highlights came back-to-back, and they came quickly into their fights. First, Flavian Pilgrim (5-1) needed just 50 seconds to KO Sherwin Price (5-2) with a massive punch in their lightweight bout. And in the next fight, Luiz Gavinho (9-4) put out Vince Fricilone’s (8-2) lights with a flying knee in just 40 seconds.
Submitted Jan 26, 2019 10:06AM by JLS - 0 comments
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How the ACB/Akhmat merger expands Kadyrov’s influence in MMA
Karim Zidan delves into the recent merger between Chechen promotions ACB and Akhmat MMA. Several weeks ago, Chechnya’s strongman leader Ramzan Kadyrov announced that his MMA promotion, World Fighting Championships of Akhmat (WFCA), would merge with fellow Chechen promotion Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB) in the coming months. According to the dictator, the goal behind the amalgamation is to secure a larger percentage of the sport’s global market share.
Submitted Dec 22, 2018 9:31PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Invicta FC 33 results: Jinh Yu Frey outpoints Minna Grusander again to retain atomweight title
The second meeting between Jinh Yu Frey and Minna Grusander was arguably even closer than the first, but the result was the same: Frey leaving the cage with Invicta gold around her waist. Frey (8-3) successfully defended her atomweight championship for the first time in the main event of Invicta FC 33 on Saturday at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo., with a split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) win over Grusander (6-3). This was an immediate rematch of their Invicta FC 30 encounter in July that Frey won by unanimous decision.
Submitted Dec 16, 2018 4:26PM by JLS - 0 comments
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