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Complete UFN 119 Card Set For Brazil

Wed, 2017-10-04 12:00

The fight card for UFC Fight Night 119 is set, with bouts being placed on three different networks.

Set for October 28, the card goes down from Sao Paulo, Brazil with Lyoto Machida facing Derek Brunson in the main event on FOX Sports 1.

Seven-fights are scheduled for the main card, with four prelims to air on FOX Sports 2 and two more on UFC Fight Pass.

Below is the current card:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Lyoto Machida

Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Colby Covington

Bantamweight: Pedro Munhoz vs. Rob Font

Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Middleweight: Thiago Santos vs. Jack Hermansson

Bantamweight: John Lineker vs. Marlon Vera

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2/8 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Luan Chagas vs. Niko Price

Bantamweight: Augusto Mendes vs. Boston Salmon

Middleweight: Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Jack Marshman

Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Max Griffin

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)

Featherweight: Hacran Dias vs. Jared Gordon

Flyweight: Jarred Brooks vs. Deiveson Alcantara

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Max Holloway Meets Frankie Edgar At UFC 218

Wed, 2017-10-04 08:38

Detroit and UFC 218 finally has a main event, as featherweight champion Max Holloway defends vs. Frankie Edgar.

Set from the Little Caesars Arena on December 2, the bout will be the first title defense for Holloway.

Holloway (18-3) claimed the interim title in 2016 with a finish vs. Anthony Pettis, unifying the belts when he stopped Jose Aldo this past June. Both finishes came in the third round for the Hawaiian, who has not lost since a 2013 decision to Conor McGregor.

Edgar (22-5-1) has won two straight over Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens since a decision defeat to Aldo. The former lightweight champion is 7-1 over his last eight.

Below is the current fight card:

UFC Featherweight Championship
Max Holloway (c) vs. Frankie Edgar

Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou

Strawweight: Felice Herrig vs. Cortney Casey

Strawweight: Angela Magana vs. Amanda Cooper

Lightweight: Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje

Light Heavyweight: Dominick Reyes vs. Jeremy Kimball

Flyweight: Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis

Welterweight: Alex Oliveira vs. Yancy Medeiros

Lightweight: David Teymur vs. Drakkar Klose

Heavyweight: Justin Willis vs. Allen Crowder

Welterweight: Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi

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Steve Kozola Featured On “Foundations”

Wed, 2017-10-04 07:00

Steve Kozola returns to the cage this Friday night at Bellator 184, taking on Carrington Banks.

Here, Jimmy Smith breaks down Kozola’s win over Jake Roberts from his most recent fight.

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Fight Card Set For UFN 118 In Poland

Tue, 2017-10-03 17:00

The fight card for UFC Fight Night 118 is all set, as all 12 bouts air live on UFC Fight Pass.

Set for the Ergo Arena in Gdarisk, Poland, the card features Donald Cerrone vs. Darren Till.

The main card begins on UFC Fight Pass at 3 p.m. ET following prelims – also on the digital service – beginning at 11:45 a.m. ET.

Below is the complete fight card:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/3 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Darren Till

Strawweight: Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Jodie Esquibel

Light Heavyweight: Jan Blachowicz vs. Devin Clark

Middleweight: Jonathan Wilson vs. Oskar Piechota

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/11:45 a.m. ET)

Lightweight: Marcin Held vs. Teemu Packalen

Heavyweight: Dmitrii Smoliakov vs. Adam Wieczorek

Bantamweight: Damian Stasiak vs. Brian Kelleher

Middleweight: Trevor Smith vs. Ramazan Emeev

Featherweight: Artem Lobov vs. Andre Fili

Welterweight: Warlley Alves vs. Jim Wallhead

Female Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd vs. Lina Lansberg

Featherweight: Felipe Arantes vs. Josh Emmett

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Free Fight: Derrick Lewis-Vitor Pesta

Tue, 2017-10-03 12:00

Before he faces former champion Fabricio Werdum this Saturday at UFC 216, check out this fight replay featuring Derrick Lewis vs. Viktor Pesta.

Lewis-Werdum is scheduled for UFC 216 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Cejudo-Pettis To Collide In Detroit

Tue, 2017-10-03 09:00

Flyweight contenders Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis have agreed to meet at UFC 218.

Set for December 2 from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, the bout is likely to be part of the pay-per-view main card or headline the prelims.

Cejudo (11-2) and Pettis (16-2) are a combined 12-4 over 16 Octagon appearances. They were previously booked for UFC 211 in Detroit, but Cejudo was forced out of the fight at that time.

Below is the current fight card:

Event Date: 2017/12/02
Venue: Little Caesara Arena
Location: Detroit

MAIN CARD (PPV)

Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou

Strawweight: Felice Herrig vs. Cortney Casey

Strawweight: Angela Magana vs. Amanda Cooper

Lightweight: Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje

Light Heavyweight: Dominick Reyes vs. Jeremy Kimball

Flyweight: Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis

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Sean Shelby, Mick Maynard Preview UFC 216

Tue, 2017-10-03 07:00

UFC matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard join Jon Anik to preview the upcoming UFC 216 card in this edition of “Watch List.”

The event, which takes place this Saturday night from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, features Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee for the interim lightweight title and Demetrious Johnson defending his flyweight belt vs. Ray Borg.

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Fabricio Werdum Becomes UFC Champion (Fight Replay)

Mon, 2017-10-02 17:00

In this UFC 216 fight replay, Fabricio Werdum becomes the new heavyweight champion with a win over Cain Velasquez.

Werdum returns to the Octagon this Saturday night vs. Derrick Lewis from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Curran-Teixeira Previewed By Jimmy Smith

Mon, 2017-10-02 12:00

Jimmy Smith previews the Bellator 184 contest between Pat Curran and John Teixeira in this edition of “What to Watch.”

The two meet next Saturday on Spike.

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UFN 123: Fresno Adds Carmouche-Davis

Mon, 2017-10-02 07:00

Liz Carmouche will finally return to the Octagon, as the one-time UFC title challenger meets Alexis Davis at UFC Fight Night 123.

Set for December 9 from Fresno, the event is expected to air on FOX Sports 1.

Carmouche (11-5) has won her last two, including a November split decision over Katlyn Chookagian. She fought then-bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey for the title back in 2013.

Davis (18-7), also a former challenger to Rousey’s title, earned a decision over Cindy Dandois this past April.

Two other fights confirmed include Antonio Braga Neto vs. Trevin Giles and Alex Perez vs. Carls John de Tomas.

Below is the current fight card:

Lightweight: Scott Holtzman vs. Darrell Horcher

Middleweight: John Phillips vs. Eryk Anders

Female Flyweight: Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis Davis

Middleweight: Antonio Braga Neto vs. Trevin Giles

Flyweight: Alex Perez vs. Carls John de Tomas

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Ben Askren Explains His Third Top-Flight Sport

Sun, 2017-10-01 17:00

The "Funky" knows no bounds. #Singapore #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/wzFt775270

— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) September 27, 2017

Before he makes his retirement fight later this year vs. Shinya Aoki, let Ben Askren explain how he is a three-sport standout.

Askren is the current ONE welterweight champion and competed in the Olympics in wrestling.

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Ferguson-Lee Are Putting It On The Line

Sun, 2017-10-01 12:00

Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee meet next Saturday for the interim UFC lightweight title at UFC 216.

In this video promo, both Ferguson and Lee discuss their bout and what it means for their respective careers.

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Bellator 184: What To Watch “Straus-Sanchez”

Sun, 2017-10-01 07:00

Jimmy Smith breaks down the Bellator 184 bantamweight fight between Daniel Straus and Emmanuel Sanchez in this edition of “What to Watch.”

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“The Axe Murderer” Targets Rematch Next

Sat, 2017-09-30 17:00

Wanderlei Silva’s return to MMA did not go as he had hoped, as “The Axe Murderer” suffered a loss to Chael Sonnen.

Knowing that at 41 years old, his days are numbered in the sport, Belfort is looking to go out with a bang.

“There are several that could be (my next opponent). A Quinton Jackson, a Dan Henderson, a Vitor Belfort. There are several who could be a good opponent and make a good fight,” Silva told Portal do Vale Tudo recently. “But I wanted to get a guy standing, who would agree to get out in hand. He wanted to test me. I wanted to knockdown, get knockdown, and it did not happen in my last fight. He just wanted to know how to hold on. I wanted to get a changer, and I’m sure that would be a show.”

Throughout his career, the Brazilian has faced off against a list of who’s who in MMA. His last win, though, came in 2013 when he defeated Brian Stann.

“I want to make great presentations, with name faces, at big events so that we can get the attention of the people,” he said. “In my last fight I achieved that goal, which was to get as many people as possible, and beat the record with the highest audience in Bellator’s history. And that made me very happy. Many people who did not talk about fighting, the next day were talking about my fight and I was very happy. This is my focus.”

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What Will Rashad Evans Do Next?

Sat, 2017-09-30 12:00

Rashad Evans experienced his greatest MMA success at light heavyweight.

Now, after a failed run as a middleweight, the former UFC 205-pound champion believes he might return to the division he once ruled.

“I can’t retire like this,” Evans told MMA Fighting. “I would never know peace again in my life. Endless nights I would be left looking at the ceiling unable to accept reality.”

The last time Evans had his hand raised inside the Octagon was 2013 when he defeated Chael Sonnen. Since, injuries have limited him to four fights, going 0-4 in those battles with Ryan Bader, Daniel Kelly, Sam Alvey and Glover Teixeira.

“I feel like at 205, I had more energy,” he said.

In 2008, Evans defeated Forrest Griffin to become the champion. He also won The Ultimate Fighter as a heavyweight.

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Eduardo Dantas Profiled Ahead Of Bellator 184

Sat, 2017-09-30 07:00

Eduardo Dantas defends his bantamweight title against Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 184.

In this special “Champions” video promo, Jimmy Smith breaks down Dantas.

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PFL Event Set For November

Fri, 2017-09-29 17:00

The Professional Fighters League is coming to Washington, D.C. this November for a special charity event.

The event will benefit the Fight For Children charity.

Below is a press release:

The Professional Fighters League announced the finalized four-fight card for their historic November 2 event. For the first time ever mixed martial arts will take center stage at the iconic Fight Night charity event. Blagoy Ivanov and Lance Palmer will headline the slate that will benefit educational charity Fight For Children.

Ivanov, a native of Bulgaria, will square off with heavy-hitting Brazilian Caio Alencar (11-1) in the main event. The last man to hold the WSOF heavyweight title, Ivanov (15-1) has rattled off four consecutive victories including three by stoppage. In his last outing he needed less than two minutes to dispatch Shawn Jordan by TKO. Ivanov will be looking to solidify his top-seed status heading into the PFL’s inaugural season in 2018.

Alencar is on a four-fight win streak of his own and is hoping to knock off the promotion’s top heavyweight. He is returning from an upset knockout win over former NCAA Division I wrestling standout Jared Rosholt last New Year’s Eve at Madison Square Garden. Alencar needed just 77 seconds to dispatch the former All-American and cement his place in the PFL. Look for fireworks when these two take to the Decagon, the heavyweight sluggers have only seen the final bell four times in a combined 28 professional bouts.

Palmer (11-3) will return to the cage for the first time since injuring his hand in March during a featherweight title fight with undefeated Andre Harrison. He’ll face Steven Siler (28-15) in the co-main event. The Team Alpha-Male product is a four-time Division I wrestling All-American out of Ohio State University and he is a two-time WSOF featherweight champion. Palmer is viewed by many as the top threat to Harrison once the 2018 PFL season gets underway.

Siler is also coming off a loss to Harrison and will be looking to make his return a fruitful one. After a successful run following his stint on The Ultimate Fighter, Siler dropped four straight bouts before righting his career with a four-fight winning streak before running into Harrison in March of 2016. He will have a chance to establish himself as a contender in the 2018 featherweight season with a win over Palmer.

Mike Kyle (22-15-1, 2NC) has been fighting professionally since 2001 and is a true pioneer of the sport. Over his 40-fight career Kyle has fought some of the best MMA has to offer during stints in UFC, Strikeforce, WEC, Pancrase and WSOF. He dropped a close decision to Josh Copeland at PFL: Everett in July and is looking to rebound against the big slugger Daniel Gallemore and hopefully claim a slot on the 2018 PFL roster.

Gallemore (7-3) comes to the PFL riding a three-fight win streak with all three wins by first round finish. The massive 6’5” heavyweight has only been to the judges once in his 10-fight career. He’ll be making his PFL debut and hoping to secure a place on the PFL 2018 season roster.

Timur Valiev (11-2) will return to the Decagon after a nearly 13-month hiatus when he matches up with Josenaldo Silva in the opening bout of the PFL’s Fight For Children event. The 27-year-old Dagestani avenged his only WSOF loss against Chris Gutierrez last October to run his record to 5-1 since signing with the promotion.

Silva (25-5) is the former Jungle Fight bantamweight champion and last fought at WSOF’s blockbuster New Year’s Eve event last December where he suffered a fight-ending knee injury against long-time promotional champion Marlon Moraes. He has fully recovered from that devastating setback and has his sights set on fellow top prospect Valiev.

The Nov. 2 event will hail from the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. and will round out the PFL’s 2017 schedule. The remaining two bouts will be announced at a later date. The show will be streamed live at ProfessionalFightersLeague.com, Facebook Live, YouTube, Periscope, via the FITE TV app and on the Kiswe Mobile App.
Full fight card:

Blagoy Ivanov vs. Caio Alencar
Lance Palmer vs. Steven Siler
Mike Kyle vs. Daniel Gallemore
Timur Valiev vs. Josenaldo Silva

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Check Out Several Top Invicta FC Finishes

Fri, 2017-09-29 12:00

To celebrate Invicta FC holding 25 events, the all-female promotion is showing off the Top-25 finishes.

The countdown began recently with Nos. 16-25.

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Eryk Anders Meets John Phillips At UFN Fresno

Fri, 2017-09-29 09:00

Unbeaten middleweight Eryk Anders will take on John Phillips this year when the Octagon heads to Fresno.

The event is scheduled for December 9 and marks the first UFC card to take place in Fresno, California.

Anders (9-0) is a former University of Alabama linebacker who won the inaugural Legacy Fighting Alliance middleweight title earlier this year. He was called up on short notice to the UFC and defeated Rafael Natal in his debut.

Phillips (21-6) has won four straight since a loss to Jesse Taylor in 2013. Visa issues have kept him from fighting since signing with the promotion last year.

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Rise Of Champions 4 Airs Saturday On UFC Fight Pass

Fri, 2017-09-29 07:00

The fight card for Brad Pickett’s Rise of Champions 4 is set.

The event takes place this Saturday from Brentwood Leisure Centre and features John Maguire against Shahid Hussian.

“ROC 4 is looming over us now, and we have a jam packed card ready for Saturday night! Once again, I’m thrilled by the amount of talent I’ve managed to secure for the event and I have no doubt that attendees will be in for a night of first class MMA action,” Pickett said. “As with previous cards, we have some familiar faces joining us… Mike Ekundayo is looking to make his ROC record a clean sweep of wins, Janusz Walochowski will be aiming to level the playing field after suffering a loss previously at Rise of Champions. And as ever, we’re pretty sure we have the MMA stars of tomorrow right here so don’t miss out!”

The event will air live on UFC Fight Pass.

Below is the card:

Professional Main Card

Welterweight: John Maguire (24-9) vs. Shahid Hussain (11-11)

Featherweight: Mike Ekundayo (3-0) vs. Gurd Shergill (2-0)

Bantamweight: Simone D’Anna (2-0) vs. Tom Creasey (1-0)

Light Heavyweight: Luke Trainer (5-0) vs. Anton Turkalj (11-1)

Featherweight : Magomed Gereev (4-0) vs. Joshua Onwardi (5-1)

Amateur Undercard

Catchweight 80KG: Alan Chirila (3-0) vs. Giovanni Cordani (2-0)

Featherweight: Jordan Bowyer (4-0) vs. John McFadyen (3-1)

Featherweight: Jordan Powell (1-0) vs. Kris King (1-1)

Middleweight: Janusz Walochowski (0-1) vs. Kevin Jillion (2-1)

Welterweight: Shoaib Jamal (1-1) vs. Jaz Singh (2-2)

Bantamweight: Jake Moore (2-1) vs. Reece Collins (2-2)

Bantamweight: Lone’er Kavannagh (1-2) vs. Omar Sargent (1-1)

Lightweight: Aaron Gray (0-1) vs. Dzhabrail Gadzhiev (1-0)

Featherweight: Elek Janos (1-0) vs. Fabian Sanchez (0-0)

Flyweight: Ben Lontton (1-2) vs. Garry Taylor (1-2)

Bantamweight: Gabriele Rimessi (0-1) vs. Joe Slater (0-0)

Featherweight: Jag Chadha (0-0) vs. Jonah Harrison (0-0)

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