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Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder slated for UFC 218
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Another battle with the potential for fireworks has been added to the already stacked UFC 218 card. Al Iaquinta and Paul Felder have verbally agreed to a lightweight matchup on Dec. 2 in Detroit. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Thursday report by the Detroit Free Press. The mercurial Iaquinta (13-3-1) has won five consecutive fights, even while expressing displeasure with his UFC contract. His last bout was a first-round knockout of Diego Sanchez on April 22 in Nashville.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 11:44PM by JLS - 8 comments
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UFC champ Daniel Cormier now targets 2018 for title defense against Volkan Oezdemir
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UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier expects to defend his title in early 2018, facing upstart Volkan Oezdemir in his first challenge since being re-crowned as the titleholder.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 8:25PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos set for UFC Winnipeg main event
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Two former champions will face off at UFC Winnipeg. On Thursday, the promotion officially announced that Robbie Lawler will fight Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC on FOX 26 on Dec. 16 at the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 12:46PM by Leonstolzz - 5 comments
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Tim Means replaces Jesse Taylor vs. Belal Muhammad at UFC Fight Night 121 in Sydney
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Belal Muhammad will remain on next month’s UFC return to Sydney against arguably his toughest test as a pro. Muhammad (12-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) was set to fight “TUF 25” winner Jesse Taylor (31-15 MMA, 1-1 UFC) before a failed drug test took Taylor out of their bout at UFC Fight Night 121. Instead, Muhammad will take on veteran welterweight Tim Means (27-8-1 MMA, 9-5 UFC). UFC officials announced the new booking following an initial report from the Daily Telegraph. UFC Fight Night 121 takes place Nov. 18 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 10:19AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Iuri Alcantara vs. Alejandro Perez set for UFC Fresno
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Alejandro Perez will be getting a step up in competition. The Mexican fighter has been scheduled to take on veteran Iuri Alcantara in a bantamweight contest at UFC Fresno (UFC Fight Night 123). The event will go down on Dec. 9 at the SaveMart Center in Fresno, Calif. The news was first reported by Combate and was later confirmed by MMA Fighting.
Submitted Oct 12, 2017 10:17AM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Myles Jury vs. Rick Glenn slated for UFC 219
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An intriguing featherweight tilt between Myles Jury and former WSOF champion Rick Glenn slated for Dec. 30 is the latest addition to UFC 219. The UFC confirmed the booking Wednesday following an initial report by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 9:02PM by Leonstolzz - 3 comments
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UFC Signs Top LHW Prospect Magomed Ankalaev
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Undefeated Russian destroyer Magomed Ankalaev finally chooses UFC over Professional Fighters League.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 8:38PM by AndyWarho - 2 comments
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Sam Alvey replaces Trevor Smith, faces Ramazan Emeev at UFC Fight Night 118
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Middleweight slugger Sam Alvey (31-9 MMA, 8-4 UFC) has made it clear he wants to stay as busy as possible, and that includes picking up the phone whenever the UFC calls. This time, the voice on the other end of the line asked him to step in on a little more than one week’s notice to replace Trevor Smith (15-7 MMA, 5-4 UFC) and face Russian prospect Ramazan Emeev (15-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 118. Alvey said yes.
Submitted Oct 11, 2017 11:48AM by Leonstolzz - 4 comments
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UFC 218 officially adds Amanda Cooper vs. Angela Magana, Jeremy Kimball vs. Dominick Reyes
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UFC 218’s spectacular lineup continues to fill and the latest official contests include a strawweight bout and a light heavyweight matchup. UFC officials today announced the addition of Amanda Cooper (2-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Angela Magana (11-8 MMA, 0-2 UFC), as well as Jeremy Kimball (15-6 MMA 1-1 UFC) vs. Dominick Reyes (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 8:49PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Fabricio Werdum steps in for Mark Hunt at UFC Sydney main event
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Fabricio Werdum barely broke a sweat at UFC 216 and he’s already booked himself another fight. The UFC announced Tuesday that Werdum will step in for Mark Hunt to fight Marcin Tybura (16-2) in the main event of UFC Sydney on Nov. 19. Hunt was removed from the card due to medical concerns.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 8:45PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Bryan Caraway vs. Luke Sanders set for UFC Fresno
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Bryan Caraway is returning from an absence of just over a year and a half. The bantamweight contender will meet Luke Sanders at UFC Fresno on Dec. 9. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Tuesday report by ESPN.com. Caraway (21-7) has won two straight fights and four of his past five. When we last saw him in action, Caraway made a strong comeback from a bad start against Aljamain Sterling and won a split decision in Las Vegas on May 29, 2016. Caraway was scheduled to meet Jimmie Rivera on Jan. 15, but was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 7:45PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega set for UFC Fresno main event
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A classic battle of a cagey veteran vs. a real up-and-comer is heading to Fresno. Popular Cub Swanson will meet Brian Ortega in a featherweight bout on the Dec. 9 UFC Fight Night Fresno card. UFC Espanol confirmed a previous ESPN report. Swanson (25-7) has been on the national radar since joining the WEC in 2007. The JacksonWink MMA competitor is on a four-fight win streak and has seven Fight of the Night bonuses to his credit, including in each of his past two fights.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 5:44PM by JLS - 0 comments
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RFA champion Raoni Barcelos replaces Augusto Mendes vs. Boston Salmon at UFC Sao Paulo
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Boston Salmon has a new opponent for UFC Sao Paulo. With Augusto Mendes sidelined due to an injury, “Boom Boom” will now take on RFA featherweight champion Raoni Barcelos in a bantamweight bout in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Oct. 28. MMA Fighting confirmed the match-up following a report by Combate.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 2:09PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Marcin Held faces Nasrat Haqparast as Teemu Packalen is forced out of UFC Gdansk
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UFC newcomer Nasrat Haqparast has replaced Teemu Packalen for his upcoming bout with Marcin Held at UFC Fight Night 118 in Gdansk.
Submitted Oct 10, 2017 2:07PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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UFC signs sponsorship deal with Modelo, replaces Bud Light in U.S.
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Move over Bud Light. On Monday, the UFC announced that they would be ending their nine-year relationship with beer company Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. that regularly saw the Bud Light logo prominently featured inside the Octagon at events, and moving on to a multiyear sponsorship deal with Mexican import brand Modelo Especial, per ABC News. The new deal is expected to begin in 2018, with Modelo receiving similar exposure as far as branding in the UFC cage and advertisements featuring the company’s fighters and personalities.
Submitted Oct 9, 2017 5:43PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
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UFC 216 salaries: Tony Ferguson cashes $500,000 for interim title win
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Newly crowned UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson was the top earner at UFC 216, serving as one of five fighters to clear the six-figure mark in earnings for his performance on Saturday night. The Nevada Athletic Commission released the event’s finalized salary information this weekend to MMA Fighting.
Submitted Oct 9, 2017 5:39PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Gokhan Saki quickly booked again, meets Khalil Rountree at UFC 219
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UFC matchmakers wasted no time booking Gokhan Saki for his second bout. Saki (1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is slated to fight fellow light heavyweight Khalil Rountree (6-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 219, officials today announced. UFC 219 takes place Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized. With the addition, the UFC 219 lineup now includes: Dominick Cruz vs. Jimmie Rivera Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza Matheus Nicolau vs. Louis Smolka Khalil Rountree vs. Gokhan Saki
Submitted Oct 9, 2017 2:10PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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UFC 216 bonuses: Demetrious Johnson, John Moraga earn extra $50k for flyweight finishes
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Despite a main card fallout last night (Sat., Oct. 7, 2017) at UFC 216 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the action delivered in exciting waves. Not only did Tony Ferguson choke out Kevin Lee in the main event to claim the interim UFC lightweight title, but Demetrious Johnson locked down his 11th-straight title defense with a suplex/armbar finish of Ray Borg, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum finished fill-in Walt Harris in just 65 seconds, Lando Vannata fought Bobby Green to a bloody draw that is easily one of the best fights of the year, and former flyweight title challenger John Moraga pulled off a huge upset knockout over Russian prospect Magomed Bibulatov.
Submitted Oct 8, 2017 1:41AM by JLS - 3 comments
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Derrick Lewis injured; Fabricio Werdum now faces Walt Harris last minute at UFC 216
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Just minutes before UFC 216 was slated to begin, a key matchup was pulled from tonight’s lineup, but all is not lost. Derrick Lewis (18-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) suffered a last-minute injury and was forced to withdraw from his heavyweight showdown with Fabricio Werdum (21-7-1 MMA, 9-4 UFC) on tonight’s card, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with a pay-per-view main card following prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass. It’s believed Lewis’ previously injured back flared up on him this week. He made weight Friday without issue but realized today he wouldn’t be able to fight through the back pain. As a result, Walt Harris (10-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC), who was previously scheduled to fight Mark Godbeer (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC), steps in on last-minute notice to face Werdum. Godbeer is off the card but reportedly will still receive his show money.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 6:39PM by Five-Alive - 12 comments
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Leonardo Santos Calls Kevin Lee's UFC Interim title shot a joke
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Leonardo Santos is not happy that Kevin Lee is fighting for the UFC interim lightweight championship.
Submitted Oct 7, 2017 9:22AM by AndyWarho - 6 comments
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