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Conor McGregor assaults man in pub (video)
Conor McGregor can be seen assaulting another gentleman at a pub for allegedly refusing to drink Conor’s name brand whiskey, Proper 12.
Submitted Aug 15, 2019 8:46PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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Cris Cyborg Top 5 Knockouts ahead of UFC 240 (Video)
As she prepares for the final fight on her current contract, check out the top 5 knockouts from former UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg’s career. Cyborg holds down the UFC 240 co-main event slot in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, where she squares off with undefeated rising contender Felicia Spencer. Will she be able to add to her knockout hit list?
Submitted Jul 26, 2019 12:57AM by xdanish020 - 1 comment
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Tanner Boser vs. Giacomo Lemos off UFC 240
A failed drug test has nixed the Ultimate Fighting Championship debut of Canadian heavyweight Tanner Boser after his opponent, Giacomo Lemos, tested positive for a banned substance.
Submitted Jul 25, 2019 11:34PM by xdanish020 - 1 comment
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The heat from the Summer of 2019 will continue into September, as two of the most exciting fighters of this era square off in the main event of UFC Fight Night on September 14 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In a five-round lightweight bout, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone looks to add to his record of most wins in UFC history as he takes on human highlight reel Justin Gaethje. UFC Fight Night airs live on ESPN+. Tickets go on sale on July 26.
Submitted Jul 19, 2019 11:21PM by JLS - 5 comments
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Kai Kara-France vs. Mark De La Rosa Set for UFC Shenzhen
Kai Kara-France will take on Mark De La Rosa in a flyweight clash in Shenzhen, China, on Aug. 31, the UFC announced Wednesday. Kara-France is on a seven-fight winning streak that includes a pair of wins inside the Octagon. He made his debut in December, when he beat Elias Garcia by decision at UFC Fight Night 142 and then followed that up by beating Raulian Paiva by split-decision at UFC 234. UFC Shenzhen marks the first time Kara-France will make the walk to the Octagon outside of Australia.
Submitted Jul 17, 2019 1:00PM by JLS - 1 comment
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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
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder 2 targeted for UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi
A rematch between Edson Barboza and Paul Felder is heading to Abu Dhabi. The lightweight duo will meet a second time at the UFC 242 show in United Arab Emirates on Sept. 7, sources told MMA Fighting following a report by MMAjunkie.
Submitted Jul 12, 2019 9:01AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Elizeu Zaleski vs. Li Jingliang set for UFC Shenzhen
It’s the second time the UFC has booked this matchup between these two welterweight action fighters. A welterweight bout with Fight of the Night potential is slated for the UFC’s return to mainland China. MMA Fighting reports that Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Li Jingliang have been booked for UFC Shenzhen, which takes place on August 31st. This matchup was scheduled for for UFC Beijing last November, only for Zaleski to withdraw with an injury.
Submitted Jul 11, 2019 9:27PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Dana White's Contender Series 19 results: All five winners get UFC deals
Joe Solecki (8-2) impressed in his Dana White’s Contender Series debut, outgrappling Jesse Wallace (9-3) to secure a fist-round submission win. The contest served as the featured bout of Tuesday’s Dana White’s Contender Series 19 event from the UFC Apex and streamed on ESPN+. Wallace got to the center to start, but it was Solecki who would set the pace, darting in and out of range to strike before changing levels and dragging the action to the floor. The ensuing scramble saw Solecki work to the dominant position, where he used strikes to open up opportunities to improve his position, eventually getting to the back.
Submitted Jul 10, 2019 10:09AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Beneil Dariush injured, Drakkar Klose needs new opponent for Saturday's UFC on ESPN+ 13
Injury has forced Beneil Dariush out of Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 13 event, and UFC officials are currently seeking a lightweight opponent to meet Drakkar Klose. MMA Junkie today learned from promotion officials that Dariush had to withdraw from the card, which takes place at Golden1 Center in Sacramento, Calif. A timeline for his return was not immediately established. MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET) Germaine de Randamie vs. Aspen Ladd Urijah Faber vs. Ricky Simon Mirsad Bektic vs. Josh Emmett Drakkar Klose vs. opponent TBA Karl Roberson vs. Wellington Turman Cezar Ferreira vs. Marvin Vettori PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 5 p.m. ET) John Allan vs. Mike Rodriguez Andre Fili vs. Sheymon Moraes Nicco Montano vs. Julianna Pena Darren Elkins vs. Ryan Hall Jonathan Martinez vs. Liu Pingyuan Livinha Souza vs. Brianna VanBuren Benito Lopez vs. Vince Morales
Submitted Jul 8, 2019 12:06PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Dana White says Luke Rockhold broke jaw at UFC 239, urges ex-champ to 'hang it up'
UFC president Dana White believes it’s time for Luke Rockhold to retire after the former champion was knocked out in brutal fashion yet again at UFC 239. Rockhold (16-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC), the former UFC and Strikeforce middleweight champion, had his light heavyweight debut spoiled in a gruesome manner when he was floored by Jan Blachowicz (24-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) in the second round on Saturday. All five of Rockhold’s career defeats have come by knockout, and at 34, White said the time could be right to move on from competition.
Submitted Jul 7, 2019 9:57AM by JLS - 1 comment
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UFC 239 bonus winners: Jorge Masvidal’s historic knockout leads $50K winners
The action delivered as promised last night (Sat., July 6, 2019) at UFC 239 live on ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as Jon Jones outlasted the heavy-handed Thiago Santos in the main event to retain his UFC light heavyweight title. Performance of the Night: Jorge Masvidal Performance of the Night: Amanda Nunes Performance of the Night: Song Yadong Performance of the Night: Jan Blachowicz
Submitted Jul 7, 2019 9:51AM by JLS - 5 comments
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John Allan replaces Gian Villante, will fight Mike Rodriguez at UFC Sacramento
Mike Rodriguez has a new opponent for UFC Sacramento. MMA Fighting confirmed with sources that recently signed Brazilian fighter John Allan is stepping in for Gian Villante to fight Rodriguez in a light heavyweight bout at next week’s card on July 13. The change was first reported by Wrestling Observer.
Submitted Jul 6, 2019 1:00PM by JLS - 0 comments
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John Lineker released from UFC contract after 16-fight tenure
Bantamweight contender John Lineker has been released from his UFC contract. After pleading for a fight, Lineker (31-9 MMA, 12-4 UFC) was given a co-main event spot against Rob Font at UFC on ESPN+ 12 this past month. He withdrew from the fight just days out, though, after allegedly suffering a facial laceration during his weight cut. That withdrawal seemingly didn’t put the Brazilian in the UFC’s good graces, because just weeks later he is no longer with the company, MMA Junkie confirmed with a person close to the situation.
Submitted Jul 3, 2019 11:28AM by JLS - 3 comments
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Sean O’Malley announces withdrawal from UFC 239 after banned substances ‘resurfaced’
The Sean O’Malley saga has hit another stumbling block. On Friday evening, the 24-year-old bantamweight shared a post to Instagram in which he announced that the Nevada State Athletic Commission is temporarily suspending him due to traces of the banned substance ostarine being discovered in his system by United States Anti-Doping Agency testing.
Submitted Jun 22, 2019 5:13PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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Andrade vs Zhang in China
Is this the best match up possible? How do you think it would go?
Submitted Jun 12, 2019 12:45AM by jae_1833 - 8 comments
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Derek Brunson vs. Ian Heinisch on tap for UFC 241 in Anaheim
ufc middleweight ian heinisch is on the fast track following a win over antonio carlos junior earlier this month. heinisch (13-1 mma, 2-0 ufc) today announced he will fight octagon veteran derek brunson (19-7 mma, 10-5 ufc) at august’s ufc 241 event (via instagram):
UFC middleweight Ian Heinisch is on the fast track following a win over Antonio Carlos Junior earlier this month. Heinisch (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) today announced he will fight octagon veteran Derek Brunson (19-7 MMA, 10-5 UFC) at August’s UFC 241 event (via Instagram):
Submitted Jun 11, 2019 12:19AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Moggly’ Benitez to fight Sodiq Yusuff at UFC 241
When Gabriel Benitez returns to the cage, he’ll be facing an opponent who is also on a win streak. “Moggly” looks for his third straight win when he takes on Sodiq Yusuff, who has won four straight, in a featherweight bout at UFC 241 on Aug. 17 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The matchup was first reported by Farah Hannoun. This will be Benitez’s first fight since May 2018. The former Ultimate Fighter: Latin America 1 cast member needed just 39 seconds to KO Humberto Bandenay in his last outing and improve his UFC record to 5-2 (15-2 overall as a pro).
Submitted Jun 10, 2019 11:35PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Chris Weidman discusses move to 205, previous goal to set up Jon Jones superfight
Chris Weidman discusses what he brings to the light heavyweight division, his original plan to set up a superfight with Jon Jones, and his “Madison Square Garden” curse.
Submitted Jun 10, 2019 12:45AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Classic Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida bout announced for UFC 2019 Hall of Fame
The latest Fight Wing inductee to the UFC Hall of Fame is one of the wildest fights in MMA history. During Saturday’s UFC 238 broadcast, it was announced that Diego Sanchez vs. Clay Guida from The Ultimate Fighter 9 on June 20, 2009, will be honored during international fight week this July. That lightweight main event saw Sanchez defeat Guida by split decision after three rounds of non-stop action.
Submitted Jun 9, 2019 9:47PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
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