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Bisping Among Those Set For UFC 214 Broadcast Team

1 hour 51 sec ago

FOX Sports announced plans for Saturday’s UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2 event recently.

Below is a press release:

FOX Sports has set its broadcast team for UFC 214: CORMIER VS. JONES 2 on FXX, FS1 and FOX Deportes on Saturday, July 29. UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping (@Bisping) works as a studio desk analyst from FOX Sports’ Los Angeles studios with host Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) and fellow analyst and retired contender Kenny Florian (@KennyFlorian). Reporter Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) interviews fighters on-site.

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (@DominickCruz) joins analyst Joe Rogan (@JoeRogan) and blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik (@Jon¬_Anik) to call UFC 214: CORMIER VS. JONES 2 on Saturday live from Anaheim, Calif. UFC bantamweight Erik “Goyito” Perez (@Goyito_Perez), Mario Delgado (@mariodelgadorzm) and Victor Davila (@mastervic10) call the Spanish language telecast on FOX Deportes.

The rematch the sports world has been waiting for is finally here, as UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (19-1) defends his title against former title holder Jon Jones (22-1) in the main event of UFC 214. Revisiting the 2015 bout in which Jones defeated Cormier, the rivalry between the two elite 205-pounders has only intensified, with Cormier expecting to keep the title he has successfully defended against Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson, while Jones is eager to reclaim the belt he held for four years and move back to the top of the pound-for-pound list.

The two-hour UFC 214 PRELIMS are on FXX and FOX Deportes Saturday at 8:00 PM ET and feature four action-packed bouts. No. 3-ranked featherweight Ricardo Lamas (17-5) faces No. 15 Jason Knight (20-2). No. 8-ranked bantamweight Aljamain Sterling (13-2) squares off with No. 14 featherweight Renan Barao (35-4, 1NC) in a 140-pound catchweight bout, while No. 8 Brian Ortega (11-0, 1NC) and No. 9-ranked featherweight Renato Moicano (10-0-1) go head-to-head. Plus, Andre Fili (16-4) and Calvin Kattar (16-2) open the PRELIMS with an exciting featherweight bout.

Saturday’s coverage begins on FXX (7:00 PM ET) with the UFC 214 PREFIGHT SHOW with Bryant, Bisping, Florian and Olivi. The action wraps up immediately following the main event with the FS1 UFC 214 POSTFIGHT SHOW. The UFC 214 WEIGH-IN SHOW takes place on Friday, July 28 (8:00 PM ET) on FS1 with the same studio crew.

On Wednesday (8:00 PM ET, FS1), UFC TONIGHT host Florian and guest host Bisping preview UFC 214 and interview headliners Cormier and Jones. They also catch up with welterweight champ Woodley about his title defense at UFC 214.

Leading up to UFC 214, UFC fighters offer unique, behind-the-scenes clips on FOX Sports PROcast and on the FOX UFC social pages. Follow @UFConFOX on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all updates throughout the #UFC214 fights this Sunday.

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Brennan Ward-Fernando Gonzalez Preview

1 hour 51 sec ago

Ahead of Bellator 182, Jimmy Smith breaks down the Brennan Ward-Fernando Gonzalez contest.

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Fourth Installment In The UFC 214 “Embedded” Series

Thu, 2017-07-27 21:00

On episode four of UFC 214, light heavyweight title challenger Jon Jones indulges in a pancake breakfast to fire him up for fight week, while champion Daniel Cormier sticks to sensible poke.

Featherweight title contender Cris Cyborg keeps her mind busy with a mani-pedi, and opponent Tonya Evinger arrives in Anaheim and meets a devoted Conor McGregor fan.

At the hotel, fighters including welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and his challenger Demian Maia do interviews, sign posters and get suited up in their Fight Kits.

Jones’ camp welcomes wives and fans to a workout at the UFC Gym, as Cormier has a laser-focused training session at a nearby dojo.

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“Semtex,” “Da Monsoon” Headed For San Jose

Thu, 2017-07-27 18:00

Paul Daley and Lorenz Larkin will square off this September from San Jose, as the welterweights have been added to Bellator 183.

Set for September 23 from the SAP Center, the card features Benson Henderson vs. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire in the headline bout.

Daley (39-14-2) suffered a loss to Rory MacDonald at Bellaotr 179. “Semtex” is now 7-2 over his last nine fights.

Larkin (18-6) made his promotional debut from Madison Square Garden, challenging Douglas Lima for the welterweight title. He suffered a decision loss for the belt.

Below is the current fight card:

Lightweight: Benson Henderson vs. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire

Heavyweight: Roy Nelson vs. Javy Ayala

Welterweight: Paul Daley vs. Lorenz Larkin

Lightweight: Aaron Pico vs. TBA

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Sean Shelby, Mick Maynard “Watch List” For UFC 214

Thu, 2017-07-27 13:00

Check out the latest edition of “Watch List” ahead of Saturday’s UFC 214 card.

Matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard are joined by Jon Anik to preview the fights set from the Honda Center in Anaheim.

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Host Of New Bouts Set For UFN Netherlands

Thu, 2017-07-27 08:00

Over the past few days, the UFC has made several bouts official for UFC Fight Night 115.

The event takes place September 2 from the Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands with Stefan Struve vs. Alexander Volkov headlining the card.

Along with Struve-Volkov, former UFC female featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie returns to bantamweight and takes on Marion Reneau.

Below is the current fight card:

Heavyweight: Stefan Struve vs. Alexander Volkov

Female Bantamweight: Germaine de Randamie vs. Marion Reneau

Lightweight: Desmond Green vs. Rustam Khabilov

Light Heavyweight: Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Saparbek Safarov

Light Heavyweight: Abdul-Kerim Edilov vs. Bojan Mihajlovic

Light Heavyweight: Francimar Barroso vs. Aleksander Rakic

Welterweight: Leon Edwards vs. Bryan Barberena

Welterweight: Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Abu Azaltar

Lightweight: Islam Makhachev vs. Michel Prazeres

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Third Installment Of UFC 214 Embedded

Wed, 2017-07-26 21:00

On episode three of UFC 214, light heavyweight title challenger Jon Jones and reigning champion Daniel Cormier make the media rounds in LA.

At home in Orange County, featherweight title contender Cris Cyborg packs for her short drive to fight week and shows off some gifts from fans. Her opponent Tonya Evinger trains to fight as many rounds as necessary in whatever style is required to win the fight.

Cormier makes a detour to his Reseda barbershop and watches a Jones interview on TV; that night, “Bones” takes his belt to the UFC Gym for an after-dark workout.

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Noad Lahat Vs. Scott Cleve Fight Replay

Wed, 2017-07-26 18:00

Check out highlights from Noad Lahat vs. Scott Cleve from Bellator 164 in this fight replay.

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Inside The Octagon For UFC 214

Wed, 2017-07-26 13:00

Dan Hardy and John Gooden are back for “Inside the Octagon,” breaking down Saturday’s main event between Jon Jones and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 214.

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Showtime Previews McGregor-Mayweather Starting Friday

Wed, 2017-07-26 13:00

Check out a preview for “All Access,” which chronicles the upcoming boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

The four-part series airs this Friday night on Showtime beginning at 10 p.m. ET and continues to air as we approach the August 26 bout from Las Vegas.

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Preview: UFC 214 “Cormier Vs. Jones 2″

Wed, 2017-07-26 08:00

The FOX Sports crew previews Saturday’s UFC 214 main event between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title.

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Second Episode Of UFC 214: Embedded

Wed, 2017-07-26 07:00

On episode two of UFC 214 Embedded, a day at the salon results in an accidental headbutt for featherweight title contender Cris Cyborg.

Halfway across the country in Houston, her opponent Tonya Evinger evaluates the fear factor of her next assignment.

In Long Island, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley flaunts his Bollywood credentials; his challenger Demian Maia spends time at home with his children in Sao Paulo.

Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier gets a spinal adjustment from his teammates before a tough training sessions, and returning challenger Jon Jones ignores the inclement weather and heads for a bike ride in the rain.

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Latest Fight Card For UFC’s Mexico Return

Tue, 2017-07-25 18:00

A new opponent has been tabbed for Martin Bravo, as he takes on Humberto Bandenay at UFC Fight Night 114.

Set for August 5 from Mexico City, the card features Sergio Pettis vs. Brandon Moreno in the main event.

Bandenay replaces Chris Gruetzemacher on the night.

Below is the current fight card:

Flyweight: Sergio Pettis vs. Brandon Moreno

Strawweight: Alexa Grasso vs. Randa Markos

Middleweight: Jack Hermansson vs. Brad Scott

Welterweight: Alan Jouban vs. Niko Price

Middleweight: Sam Alvey vs. Rashad Evans

Flyweight: Joseph Morales vs. Roberto Sanchez

Bantamweight: Henry Briones vs. Rani Yahya

Lightweight: Alvaro Herrera vs. Jordan Rinaldi

Flyweight: Dustin Ortiz vs. Hector Sandoval

Bantamweight: Alejandro Perez vs. Andre Soukhamthath

Featherweight: Martin Bravo vs. Humberto Bandenay

Bantamweight: Jose Alberto Quinonez vs. Diego Rivas

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A.J. McKee “Foundations” Bellator Primer

Tue, 2017-07-25 18:00

Get to know A.J. McKee in this edition of “Foundations.”

McKee returns to action at Bellator 182 Friday night.

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Promo: Jon Jones Needs Me

Tue, 2017-07-25 13:00

Check out this promo for Saturday’s UFC 214 main event between light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones.

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First Episode Of UFC 214: Embedded

Tue, 2017-07-25 10:00

On episode one of UFC 214 Embedded, former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones pushes himself to reach new levels in his upcoming rematch against bitter rival Daniel Cormier.

Reigning champion Cormier trains at American Kickboxing Academy alongside Cain Velasquez for what he knows will be a career-defining bout. After an outdoor workout, Cormier reflects on his passion for the sport of MMA, then heads back to the gym where he and Jones trade barbs on a televised interview.

Jones’ teammates Holly Holm and Michelle Waterson join him as he receives a special honor.

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Luke Rockhold Set For Pittsburgh This September

Tue, 2017-07-25 08:00

Former World Series of Fighting champion David Branch will get the opportunity to test his skills vs. the elite, as he meets Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC Fight Night 116.

The event takes place September 16 from Pittsburgh.

Rockhold returns for the first time since dropping the UFC middleweight title to Michael Bisping last year. Injuries have kept him sidelined since.

Below is the current fight card:

Middleweight: Luke Rockhold vs. David Branch

Heavyweight: Daniel Spitz vs. Anthony Hamilton

Heavyweight: Justin Ledet vs. Dmitriy Sosnovskiy

Middleweight: Hector Lombard vs. Anthony Smith

Welterweight: Thiago Alves vs. Mike Perry

Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Krzysztof Jotko

Welterweight: Sergio Moraes vs. Kamaru Usman

Lightweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Jason Saggo

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Bellator 180 Fight Replay

Tue, 2017-07-25 08:00

Here’s some Bellator MMA action from Bellator 180, as Haim Gozali battled Ryan Couture.

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“Bones,” “DC” Verbally Battle

Mon, 2017-07-24 13:00

Former champion Jon Jones and current UFC light heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier went back-and-forth Saturday during UFC on FOX 25.

The two collide this coming weekend at UFC 214.

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Former UFC Champion Rockhold Becoming Disgruntled Fighter

Mon, 2017-07-24 08:00

Former UFC champion Luke Rockhold stopped by “Submission Radio” recently to discuss when he’ll return to the Octagon.

Below is a transcript of the interview:

What Luke thought of Whittaker’s win over Romero

“You know, it was telling. Whittaker showed a lot of potential in the Jacare fight and you were wondering how that would carry over in this fight. I liked what he did there and it seemed real so I expected him to do well. How he fended off the wrestling of Yoel was the big sign that kind of proved to me the kid is for real, so good on him and I’m happy – happy for him and Australia.”

If Luke was offered the fight with Whittaker or Romero for the interim belt

“No, they were working around that, doing what they could and that’s what I wanted. I wanted a belt on the line, I wanted to make some movement in the division and thankfully they did that. So now we have something. I’ve been wanting to fight myself for some time, I just get delayed, week after week, month after month and I’m pretty sick of it. The division, it’s hard to find somebody that wants to fight these days, and so that’s relevant I guess to some extent, and so now I think I’m finally zeroed in and I’m gonna make something happen here shortly. You know, back in, first it was June, it was Anderson. They offered the fight, I accepted the fight, they tried to make the fight. It was a short-notice fight, it was about five weeks for me and I was definitely not in shape but I was willing to go to Brazil and get it done, and Anderson, you know, copped out of that one. And then they switched their gears towards Gegard Mousasi. I was ready to make the fight happen July 8th but it wasn’t – they were actually looking at Anderson and Gegard both for July 8th and 29th and Gegard obviously went in his direction. I don’t know his thoughts but Anderson didn’t want to fight and so I don’t know. I’m just left in the wind and I’m pretty sick of it. I need a fight.”

Luke’s thoughts on Gegard going to Bellator and how difficult it was for him to lose that fight opportunity

“Gegard was the fight to make, the fight I wanted, the fight I’ve been interested in for some time. I’ve been watching Gegard through the circuits. So they seemingly thought they had the fight done. I waited and waited and they postponed it and postponed it and sure enough he jumped ship. I’m not sure exactly what went wrong with the relationship but we’ve lost the fight and it’s time to move on.”

If Gegard leaving hurt the division

“Any time you lose top-tier talent I think it definitely takes away from the sport. So he’s a tough guy. You know, he obviously proved himself in organization after organization that he can compete and that he can stay at the top. So it didn’t work out.”

If seeing Gegard leave makes Luke think about possibly going over to Bellator like many others

“My focus is getting back the (UFC) world title. I know what I’m capable of and that’s what I’m doing. So that’s where my attention is turned and that’s where my focus is and that’s where I’ll be.”

On Luke’s recent comments about how the middleweight division is “f**ked”, “no interesting fights”

“at the time, yeah, we needed some movement, we got a little bit. Something happened at least with Whittaker and Romero and we’ll see what’s to come but it’s definitely a weird spot right now. The division was so strong and it got stalled out and it’s got some issues. Some guys won’t fight other guys and we’re stuck, stuck in a holding pattern. So we’ll see what comes of the division, but I’m just trying to get a somewhat relevant fight and put myself back to where I need to be.

Who the next likely opponent for Luke is and if Luke is happy to wait to see how the division plays out before he gets his next opponent

“I’m not really happy to wait anymore, so we’ll see. We’ll see. There’s probably a few guys and we might just have to settle and make something happen. So we are talking, we’re in the midst of it, in the heat of it all right now. So we’ll see. We’ll see what comes to surface, but something will arise here shortly.”

“Someone in the top ten”

When Luke wants to have a fight booked

“September is looking good. We’ll see. My body feels good, I’m ready to fight and that falls into my timeframe. So I don’t want to postpone much further than that. I’ve been ready to fight since June and July and we’ve postponed week after week and just trying to find me an opponent, so I’m pretty sick of it. I am ready to fight. I’m sure you’ll see something happen here shortly.”

If he’s had the chance to straighten things out with Dana White since their recent Twitter back and forth

“Yeah, yeah. We’re talking, we’re cool. Everything’s straight. (We’re) on good terms.”

How Daniel Cormier is looking ahead of UFC 214 compared when he fought Jon Jones the first time in 2014

“DC’s looking good. I just got rounds with him this week and he’s sharp and he’s definitely up to the game and I think his head’s in a better place. He’s been there, he’s done that. It was a different circumstance last time around, so you know, we’ll see what kind of Jon shows up this time. Obviously, there’s been a lot of things happening between everything, so yeah, I think DC is much better equipped I’d say this time around. And given how the last fight went, I thought it was fairly close and I think it doesn’t take much to turn that thing around and take a couple of rounds and take that fight. So I’m excited to see what’s to come.”

“I’ll be cageside. I’ll be there for this fight.”

Luke’s message for the middleweight division

“My message is, I’ll send my message when I fight (laughs). I’ll send a big message and it’ll come soon.”

“I think my performance will speak for itself, yeah. I think I’ll go out there and I’ll show that time away has not hurt me. I feel as sharp as ever and I’ll be right back on top here shortly.”

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