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Warlley Alves vs. Kiichi Kunimoto added to UFC Fight Night 110 lineup in New Zealand
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup for the UFC’s return to New Zealand in June continues to grow with the addition of a welterweight bout. Japan’s Kiichi Kunimoto (18-6-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is set to return after a lengthy absence to take on Brazil’s Warlley Alves (10-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 110 in June. UFC officials recently announced the new booking.
Submitted Apr 24, 2017 3:09AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Patrick Cummins faces Gian Villante at UFC on Fox 25 in July
(bloodyelbow.com)
A light heayweight tilt has been added to Long Island’s Fox show in the summer. UFC on Fox 25 has its first bout. The next Fox show, scheduled for July 22nd in Long Island, NY, will play host to a light heavyweight bout between ranked fighters Gian Villante and Patrick Cummins.
Submitted Apr 24, 2017 3:04AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Signs Mackenzie Dern To Same Contract Type As Cris Cyborg
(mmaimports.com)
Almost every athlete who gets into the sport of mixed martial arts has the goal of one day making it to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. To make anything close to a constant flow of money, UFC is the only reliable fight league that runs shows on a consistent enough basis to pay their fighters more regular than any other promotion out there. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu grappling ace turned fighter Mackenzie Dern has taken the regional MMA scene by storm. She is currently riding a three fight win-streak that saw her dominate Kenia Rosas, Montana Stewart, and most recently Katherine Roy.
Submitted Apr 23, 2017 7:02PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fight Night 108 Bonuses: Swanson, Lobov, Perry, Moreno Garner $50K Checks
(m.sherdog.com)
It might not have been the most well received main event when it was announced, but Cub Swanson and Artem Lobov put on a show when the lights were on. Swanson and Lobov received “Fight of the Night” honors and $50,000 apiece for their five-round featherweight battle in the UFC Fight Night 108 headliner in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday night. Lobov, a big underdog heading into the bout, withstood a barrage of punishment over the course of 25 minutes and may have even gotten the better of Swanson in the opening stanza. Ultimately, it was Swanson’s multi-faceted offensive arsenal that prevailed, as the Jackson-Wink MMA representative captured a unanimous verdict.
Submitted Apr 23, 2017 4:42AM by JLS - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 108 weigh-in results: Repeat offender fined 30 percent for missing weight
(mmajunkie.com)
NASHVILLE – MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s early and official UFC Fight Night 108 fighter weigh-ins, where one repeat offender was fined for missing weight. The weigh-ins took place in Nashville. Bridgestone Arena hosts Saturday’s FS1-televised event. Unlike past UFC shows, no ceremonial weigh-ins are scheduled for later in the day.
Submitted Apr 21, 2017 12:05PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Craig vs. Khalil Rountree, two more bouts added to UFC Glasgow
(mmafighting.com)
Paul Craig has been given a chance to rebound from his first professional loss in front of his home crowd later this summer. The Scottish fighter has been booked to fight Khalil Rountree in a light heavyweight contest at the UFC’s event in Glasgow, which set to take place on July 16 at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The main event for the card has yet to be announced by the promotion.
Submitted Apr 21, 2017 12:02PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Gian Villante vs. Patrick Cummins set for UFC on FOX 25
(mmafighting.com)
The first UFC event at Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum will have some Long Island flavor. Former Hofstra football standout Gian Villante will take on the ultra-tough Patrick Cummins in a light heavyweight bout at UFC on FOX 25 in Uniondale, N.Y. Newsday originally reported the bout on Wednesday. Villante takes a 15-8 record into the matchup, with 10 wins via knockout. He’s traded losses and wins in his past six fights, and is coming off a third-round TKO loss to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in Brazil on March 11.
Submitted Apr 21, 2017 12:01PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cormier vs. Jones 2 at UFC 214
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Ariel Helwani is reporting for MMA Fighting that Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2 targeted for UFC 214 on July 29, 2017 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. A fight between Cormier and Jimi Manuwa was considered, but ultimately rejected in favor of what is sure to be a far more lucrative fight. This will be the fifth time the UFC attempted to make the fight. Jones withdrew from the first scheduled fight in 2014, due to a knee injury. In 2015 the pair fought, with Jones successfully defending his belt. In 2016 it was Cormier who withdrew with a leg injury. And there was the fiasco at UFC 200.
Submitted Apr 20, 2017 11:48PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Curtis Blaydes vs. Daniel Omielanczuk heavyweight bout teed up for UFC 213 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s annual blockbuster pay-per-view tied to “International Fight Week” in Las Vegas is starting to build and now has a heavyweight bout ticketed for the lineup. Curtis Blayes (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is set to take on Daniel Omielanczuk (19-7-1 MMA, 4-4 UFC) at UFC 213. Although not yet announced by the promotion, Blaydes posted the booking on his Instagram account following a report from MMADNA in the Netherlands.
Submitted Apr 19, 2017 11:25AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Reports: Police investigating alleged fight fixing from UFC event in Korea
(https:)
Multiple reports are surfacing in Korea, citing an ongoing investigation regarding fight fixing allegations from the UFC’s 2015 event in Seoul. According to these mainstream media outlets in the country, a Korean fighter, whose identity they kept hidden, agreed to throw a bout, but ended up winning a decision against an American opponent. The reports state that “Fighter A” agreed to take a dive for 100 million Won (roughly $88,000), and also put down a bet of 50 million Won (roughly $44,000) on the opponent.
Submitted Apr 19, 2017 11:22AM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 24 winner Rashid Magomedov says next move unclear after fighting out UFC deal
(mmajunkie.com)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Standing at a rather impressive 13-1 in his past 14 fights, Dagestani lightweight Rashid Magomedov has proven a tough out in the cage. However, his next move is currently unclear. “This was my last fight on my contract, and I’m waiting on a new contract – if they offer me (one),” Magomedov said through an interpreter following UFC on FOX 24.
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 7:31PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 112's Johny Hendricks excited for test vs. former 205-pounder Tim Boetsch
(mmajunkie.com)
Oklahoma City’s UFC Fight Night 112 will have a special taste for former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. Hendricks (18-6 MMA, 13-6 UFC), who attended college at Oklahoma State and grew up in nearby Edmond, hasn’t competed in the state since 2007. Which is why, with the exception of his three UFC title fights, the June 25 scrap with Tim Boetsch (20-11 MMA, 11-10 UFC) is the one he’s looked forward to the most. Other than the home appeal, Hendricks also sees the matchup as the perfect opportunity to prove some doubters wrong.
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 7:30PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Elias Theodorou vs. Brad Tavares booked for TUF 25 Finale in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC’s return to Las Vegas in July for the first event of “International Fight Week” appears to have its first bout. Middleweights Elias Theodorou (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Brad Tavares (14-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) are reported to be booked for The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, according to FloCombat.com. UFC officials have not yet made a formal announcement of the bout. The TUF 25 Finale takes place Friday, July 7, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card is expected to air on FS1 following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. The card will feature the finale of Season 25 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” which airs starting Wednesday on FS1.
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 7:29PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clock ticking on Cris Cyborg’s UFC contract
(mmafighting.com)
Cris “Cyborg” Justino’s UFC run could soon be coming to an end. According to multiple sources, Cyborg has two fights left on her current UFC contract. However, she also has a clause in her contract which states the deal expires come October 2017, regardless of how many fights are left on it.
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 4:53PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Jones to fight DC late July, if ready.
(espn.com)
The UFC is willing to grant former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones an immediate title shot upon his return this summer, according to UFC president Dana White.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 11:31PM by TeamJones - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC releases Michael Graves after 2016 domestic violence arrest
(mmafighting.com)
After being suspended from the UFC in Oct. 2016, Michael Graves has been released by the promotion, the UFC announced Monday. Graves, a 6-0-1 welterweight prospect, was slated to meet Sergio Moraes at the UFC Fight Night 100 event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Nov. 19, but was removed from the bout after being arrested for domestic violence. At the time, his fiancée told the police that she was punched and elbowed in the face by the MMA fighter.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 7:55PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White answers champ Demetrious Johnson's call: 'I'm going to get him his belts'
(mmajunkie.com)
Prior to UFC on FOX 24, Demetrious Johnson called out UFC management for not awarding him with a new belt for each of his successful flyweight title defenses. UFC President Dana White heard the comments, and he plans to make things right with “Mighty Mouse.”
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 11:17AM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Marlon Moraes vs. Raphael Assuncao slated for UFC 212
(mmafighting.com)
Marlon Moraes is off to the UFC. Moraes is expected to fight Raphael Assuncao in his promotional debut at UFC 212 on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 11:13AM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 25 Premieres on Wednesday with 5-1/2 Hours of Programming
(mmaweekly.com)
The mixed martial arts reality series THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER returns to FS1 on Wednesday, April 19 in a big way, with five-and-a-half hours of evening programming dedicated to the show. The schedule includes the Season 25 premiere of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, this season called THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: REDEMPTION, as well as the return of the late-night companion show TUF TALK, a BEST OF 25th SEASON ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL and additional coverage on the weekly news show UFC TONIGHT.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 4:30AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
UFC on FOX 24 post-event facts: Demetrious Johnson is rewriting the UFC record books
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson again displayed why he’s MMA’s top pound-for-pound fighter when he defeated Wilson Reis in Saturday’s UFC on FOX 24 headliner. Johnson (26-2-1 MMA, 14-1-1 UFC) made a historic 10th consecutive title defense when he topped Reis (22-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) via third-round submission, elevating him further into rarified territory in the UFC record books. For more on the numbers behind the UFC’s latest fight card, which aired on FOX from Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo., check below for 60 post-event facts about UFC on FOX 24...
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 4:07AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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