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Andrew Sanchez and Luis Henrique get new opponents for UFC events in Lincoln, Sao Paulo
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The UFC was forced to find new opponents for Andrew Sanchez and Luis Henrique after their original opponents withdrew from upcoming events, sources confirmed following reports by Combate. Sanchez, who was slated to face jiu-jitsu world champion Antonio Braga Neto at UFC Lincoln on Aug. 25, now takes on Markus Perez. Sanchez (9-4) attempts to get back on track after losses to Anthony Smith and Ryan Janes, while Perez (10-1) looks to get his momentum going after a first-round win over James Bochnovic in May. UFC Lincoln takes place at the Pinnacle Bank Arena and features Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick in the main event. Henrique vs. Mark Godbeer was booked as a light heavyweight clash between former heavyweights, but Godbeer will be replaced by Ryan Spann. Henrique (10-4, 1 no-contest) went 2-3 as a heavyweight in the UFC, while Spann (14-5) makes his promotional debut after competing twice in the Octagon at Dana White’s Contender Series, most recently tapping Emiliano Sordi in 26 seconds.
Submitted Aug 7, 2018 2:46AM by JLS - 0 comments
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UFC 227 post-event facts: Does T.J. Dillashaw's resume prove he's greatest bantamweight?
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The UFC’s sixth stop in Los Angeles occurred on Saturday when UFC 227 went down at Staples Center. The card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass. A rivalry was settled in the main event when T.J. Dillashaw (16-3 MMA, 12-3 UFC) once again proved his superiority to Cody Garbrandt (11-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) with a first-round TKO. It was a monumental achievement for the UFC bantamweight champion, who has now defended his belt during two separate title reigns. History also happened in the co-headliner. Henry Cejudo (13-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) brought an end to Demetrious Johnson’s (27-3-1 MMA, 15-2-1 UFC) historic title run when he came out on the winning end of a split decision to claim the UFC flyweight title. for more on the numbers from UFC 227, check below for 45 post-event facts from the card...
Submitted Aug 5, 2018 10:34PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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UFC to debut in Beijing on Nov. 24
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The Octagon’s next visit to China will take place in the country’s capital. Officials announced Saturday that the UFC will host an event on Nov. 24 at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China. This will be the third city in China to which the UFC has traveled and the fifth event in the country overall. Previous trips to China took place in Macau (three times) and most recently, Shanghai...
Submitted Aug 5, 2018 10:32PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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UFC 227 bonuses: T.J. Dillashaw’s first-round TKO leads $50K winners
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The action delivered last night (Sat., Aug. 4, 2018) at UFC 227 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., as UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw knocked out Cody Garbrandt in the very first round to retain his 135-pound crown. Adding to the mix was a title winning performance by Henry Cejudo over UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, a first-round submission finish by Renato Moicano over featherweight veteran Cub Swanson, and a brutal knockout finish by Alex Perez of touted flyweight prospect Jose Torres.
Submitted Aug 5, 2018 5:37AM by JLS - 1 comment
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McGregor/Khabib fight scheduled for October 6th at UFC 229
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It was just announced, live, at the UFC Press Conference. Conor vs. Khabib on October 6th at UFC 229
Submitted Aug 3, 2018 5:34PM by Nathan_Arizona - 10 comments
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Glover Teixeira vs. Jimi Manuwa set to headline UFC Fight Night 137 in Sao Paulo
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Hard-hitting light heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa will headline UFC Fight Night 137 and start their campaigns for redemption. The UFC today announced the matchup for the Sept. 22 fight card, which takes place at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event airs live on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Teixeira (27-7 MMA, 10-5 UFC) is less than a month removed from a decision loss to Corey Anderson at UFC Fight Night 134. Since a failed bid for the title against now-former champ Jon Jones in 2014, the Brazilian vet is 5-4 in the octagon. The UFC Fight Night 137 card now includes: Glover Teixeira vs. Jimi Manuwa Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Tonya Evinger vs. Ketlen Vieira Neil Magny vs. Alex Oliveira Sergio Moraes vs. Ben Saunders Belal Muhammad vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard Evan Dunham vs. Francisco Trinaldo Alex Chambers vs. Livia Renata Souza Mark Godbeer vs. Luis Henrique Renan Barao vs. Andre Ewell Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Elias Theodorou
Submitted Aug 3, 2018 3:47PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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Elias Theordorou vs. Antonio Carlos Junior headed to UFC Fight Night 137
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A middleweight matchup between Elias Theordorou and Antonio Carlos Junior has been added to next month’s UFC Fight Night 137 card. The UFC today confirmed the fight on Twitter following an initial report from Brazilian outlet Combate, which reported verbal agreements in place. UFC Fight Night 137 takes place Sept. 22 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event’s main card is expected to air live on FS1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass. With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 137 lineup now includes: Sam Alvey vs. Rogerio Nogueira Tonya Evinger vs. Ketlen Vieira Neil Magny vs. Alex Oliveira Sergio Moraes vs. Ben Saunders Belal Muhammad vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard Evan Dunham vs. Francisco Trinaldo Alex Chambers vs. Livia Souza Mark Godbeer vs. Luis Henrique Elias Theodorou vs. Antonio Carlos Junior
Submitted Aug 3, 2018 3:41PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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UFC announces press conference Friday with ‘more than a dozen’ fighters to promote future cards
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On Wednesday, the promotion announced that there will be a “special” press conference Friday with “more than a dozen fighters” promoting upcoming UFC events. The press conference is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. PT and will be held at The Orpheum Theatre in LA. The festivities will be followed by the UFC 227 ceremonial weigh-ins.
Submitted Aug 3, 2018 3:28AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
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Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier booked for UFC 230 in New York
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Turns out Dustin Poirier won’t wait for a title shot, after all. Instead, “The Diamond” will welcome back Nate Diaz from a lengthy layoff. Late Thursday night, the Los Angeles Times reported the matchup will take place at UFC 230 on Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden in New York. MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed the booking with multiple people with knowledge of the matchup. They requested anonymity since an official announcement hasn’t been made but is expected Friday at a press conference in Los Angeles.
Submitted Aug 3, 2018 3:11AM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
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Volkan Oezdemir vs. Anthony Smith to headline UFC Fight Night 138 in Moncton
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The UFC today announced Oezdemir and Smith will face off at UFC Fight Night 138, resetting Oezdemir (15-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) after his UFC 227 fight with Gustafsson (18-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) was canceled due to a broken nose.
Submitted Aug 3, 2018 3:10AM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
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Nikita Krylov re-signs with UFC, fights Jan Blachowicz at UFC Moscow
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After leaving the UFC in free agency, Krylov (24-5) has won four straight fights, mostly competing under the Fight Nights Global banner. The Ukrainian, who has never seen the distance in his six-year MMA career, is coming off consecutive knockout victories over Fabio Maldonado and Emmanuel Newton.
Submitted Aug 2, 2018 3:43AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
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Bethe Correia pulled from UFC 227, Irene Aldana won’t get replacement
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It looks like we’re down a fight for UFC 227 due the commission pulling Bethe Correia. The first issues have struck UFC 227. Just a few days before the card, it appears that the California State Athletic Commission has decided to pull women’s bantamweight fighter Bethe Correia from her fight with Irene Aldana. The reason? Something to do with her eye. MMA Brasil’s Matheus Costa on Twitter posted the news, with original credit to AG Fight:
Submitted Aug 1, 2018 1:35PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Jan Blachowicz vs. Nikita Krylov, three other fights set for UFC Moscow
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A little over a month since Fight Nights Global confirmed the release of Nikita Krylov to MMA Fighting, the highly-touted Ukrainian has been booked for his promotional return against Jan Blachowicz at UFC Moscow on Sept. 15. UFC announced the booking through its social media channels on Wednesday morning as well as a middleweight tussle between Krzysztof Jotko and promotional newcomer Adam Yandiev, and a bantamweight bout between Merab Dvalishvili and Terrion Ware. Blachowicz (22-7-0) is coming off a win over Jimi Manuwa in their back-and-forth rematch at UFC London back in March. The Polish light heavyweight has been in the best form of his life under the UFC banner since returning to his old coach, claiming victories over Devin Clark, Jared Cannonier and Manuwa. The former KSW champion has compiled a record of 5-4 with the UFC since his signing in 2014.
Submitted Aug 1, 2018 1:33PM by JLS - 2 comments
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UFC On Fox 30 Results: Bonus Winners, Highlights (VIDEO), Analysis, Attendance And Gate
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Dustin Poirier ended his rivalry with Eddie Alvarez emphatically on Saturday night in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In the UFC on Fox 30 main event, Poirier scored a second-round TKO over Alvarez to grab a clear victory in their rematch after the first fight ended in a no contest. Back in May 2017 at UFC 211, Poirier couldn’t continue after Alvarez landed an illegal knee to the head while the former was down. Alvarez accused Poirier of quitting. Poirier pursued Alvarez for a rematch and was met with initial resistance before Saturday’s fight came to fruition. Poirier found himself in some trouble in the second round when Alvarez had him on his backside pinned against the fence. Unfortunately, Alvarez landed an illegal 12-6 elbow that cost him the position.
Submitted Jul 29, 2018 11:32PM by JLS - 1 comment
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UFC on FOX 30 overnight ratings lowest in series history despite all-action card
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Despite having what promised to be two of the year’s wildest fights, and delivering on the promise, the television audience wasn’t there for Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 30. The show did only 1,461,000 viewers on the fast nationals, the lowest number in the history of the show. The show at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary was headlined by Dustin Poirier stopping Eddie Alvarez in round two, one of the wildest rounds in years, where both men were in trouble at various times before Poirier rallied to win. It was a rematch of an exciting UFC 211 fight and featured two competitors who have among the best track records at delivering crowd-pleasing fights.
Submitted Jul 29, 2018 11:30PM by JLS - 12 comments
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Three fights added to UFC Sao Paulo in September
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The UFC has finally made several previously reported bouts official for its return to Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Sept. 22, and announced three new match-ups for the Fight Night event. Scheduled for Sao Paulo’s Ibirapuera gymnasium, UFC Sao Paulo will feature Ketlen Vieira vs. Tonya Evinger, Ben Saunders vs. Sergio Moraes, and Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard. Vieira (10-0) was hoping for a shot at the bantamweight belt after winning four in a row inside the Octagon, capped off by a decision over Cat Zingano in March. Instead, she faces former Invicta FC champion Evinger, (19-6, 1 no-contest) who hasn’t fought since a loss to featherweight queen Cris Cyborg last July.
Submitted Jul 29, 2018 11:25PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Petr Yan vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade headed to UFC Fight Night 136 in Moscow
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A bantamweight bout between Petr Yan and Douglas Silva de Andrade is headed to UFC Fight Night 136. Bout contracts are expected to be finalized soon for the bout, according to a person close to one of the fighters who spoke to MMAjunkie on the condition of anonymity because the fight has not been made public. ESPN.com first reported the impending matchup. UFC Fight Night 136 takes place Sept. 15 in Moscow, marking the promotion’s long-awaited debut in Russia. A heavyweight bout between veteran slugger Mark Hunt and submission wizard Oleksiy Oliynyk headlines the card, which is expected to stream live on UFC Fight Pass. With the addition, the UFC Fight Night 136 card includes: Mark Hunt vs. Aleksei Oleinik Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Andrei Arlovski Omari Akhmedov vs. C.B. Dollaway Merab Dvalishvili vs. Terrion Ware Krzysztof Jotko vs. Adam Yandiev Petr Yan vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
Submitted Jul 28, 2018 7:22AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Thales Leites meets Hector Lombard at UFC Fight Night 137 in Sao Paulo
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A middleweight bout between Thales Leites and Hector Lombard is the latest addition to September’s UFC Fight Night 137 lineup. Lombard (34-9-1 MMA, 3-7 UFC) announced the matchup with Leites (27-9 MMA, 12-8 UFC) on social media following an initial report from Globo (via Instagram) The latest UFC Fight Night 137 card now includes: Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Belal Muhammad vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos Alex Chambers vs. Livia Renato Souza Sam Alvey vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Thales Leites vs. Hector Lombard
Submitted Jul 26, 2018 5:18PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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UFC Calgary headliner Dustin Poirier aims to donate 500 backpacks to local schoolchildren
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UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier’s immediate plans are simple: Beat Eddie Alvarez, get a title shot, and give out a bunch of backpacks. Poirier’s The Good Fight Foundation, founded in April, is holding a back-to-school drive for students at Acadian Middle School in his hometown of Lafayette, La. Poirier (23-5 MMA, 15-4 UFC) and his wife Jolie attended Acadian and hope to raise enough money for 500 backpacks filled with school supplies, in addition to updated computers for the teaching staff.
Submitted Jul 26, 2018 5:16PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Warlley Alves vs. James Krause added to UFC Fight Night 135 in Lincoln
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A welterweight bout between Warlley Alves and James Krause is the latest addition to August’s UFC Fight Night 135 lineup. Krause (25-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) announced the matchup with Alves (12-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) on social media following an initial report from Globo (via Instagram) The latest UFC Fight Night 135 card now includes: Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick Cortney Casey vs. Angela Hill Andre Fili vs. Michael Johnson Antonio Braga Neto vs. Andrew Sanchez Eryk Anders vs. Tim Williams Iuri Alcantara vs. Cory Sandhagen Deiveson Figueiredo vs. John Moraga Luke Sanders vs. Rani Yahya Joanne Calderwood vs. Kalindra Faria Drew Dober vs. Jon Tuck Mickey Gall vs. George Sullivan Bryan Barberena vs. Jake Ellenberger Warlley Alves vs. James Krause
Submitted Jul 26, 2018 5:14PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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