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March 3rd, 2017
James Lynch

Jeremy Stephens vs. Renato Moicano set for UFC on FOX 24 UFC officials announced that featherweight Jeremy Stephens will clash with Renato Moicano at UFC on FOX 24 in Kansas City’s Sprint Center on April 15th. Stephens (25-13) heads into this matchup having lost two of his last three fights, including a decision setback to Frankie Edgar at…

February 10th, 2017
James Lynch

Paul Daley vs. Rory MacDonald headlines Bellator 179 in London Bellator officially announced on Thursday that former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald will make his promotional debut against Paul “Semtex” Daley on May 19th. MacDonald (18-4) heads into this matchup off back-to-back losses to Robbie Lawler and Stephen Thompson. The 27-year old will be looking…

February 9th, 2017
James Lynch

Eduardo Dantas vs. Darrion Caldwell bantamweight title fight headlines Bellator 177 Bellator officials announced Wednesday that bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas will face off against Darrion Caldwell at Bellator 177 in Budapest, Hungry on April 14th. Dantas (19-4) heads into this matchup on a three-fight win streak, including a majority decision victory over Joe Warren at Bellator 166 back…

December 6th, 2016
James Lynch

TUF 24 Finale salaries Main Card Demetrious Johnson ($350,000 + no win bonus = $350,000) def. Tim Elliott ($100,000) Joseph Benavidez ($70,000 + $70,000 = $140,000) def. Henry Cejudo ($50,000) Jorge Masvidal ($60,000 + $60,000 = $120,000) def. Jake Ellenberger ($78,000) Jared Cannonier (12,000 + $12,000 = $24,000) def. Ion Cutelaba ($12,000) Sara McMann ($28,000…

November 8th, 2016
James Lynch

USADA hands down a one-year suspension for Jon Jones  An independent arbitration panel handed down a one-year suspension on UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on Monday. Jones (21-1) will be able to return to competition in July of 2017. USADA revealed that he tested positive for two banned substances, (clomiphene and Letrozol) in an…

September 7th, 2016
James Lynch

Jon Fitch defends welterweight title against Jake Shields at WSOF 34 WSOF President Ray Sefo revealed on ESPN Tuesday that welterweight champion Jon Fitch will fight Jake Shields at WSOF 34 on November 12th. Fitch (28-7-1, 1NC) won the vacant WSOF welterweight title when he defeated Joao Zeferino by decision at WSOF 30 earlier this year. The…

September 6th, 2016
James Lynch

Abel Trujillo off UFC Fight Night 94 due to injury  MMAJunkie reported Monday that Abel Trujillo off UFC Fight Night 94 due to injury and the promotion is seeking a replacement for Evan Dunham. Dunham (17-6) is currently on a three-fight win streak including a unanimous decision victory over Joe Lauzon at the TUF 22 Finale.  The 34-year…

August 18th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC 202 Pre-Fight Press Conference gets heated, Diaz and McGregor throw bottles at each other   Newcomer Albert Morales replaces Manny Gamburyan against Alejandro Perez at UFC Fight Night 94 Danny Segura of MMA Fighting (via UFC Español) reported Tuesday that Manny Gamburyan has pulled out of UFC Fight Night 94 due to personal reasons, newcomer Alberta…

August 16th, 2016
James Lynch

Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson officially headline UFC 204  UFC officials announced Monday that the rematch between UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson is official as they will headline UFC 204 on October 8 in Manchester, England. The Las Vegas based promotion also announced six other fights, the most notable include Vitor Belfort (25-12) vs. Gegard…

July 29th, 2016
James Lynch

Justin Scoggins out of UFC 201 bout against Ian McCall  Nick Baldwin of BloodyElbow broke the news Thursday night that Justin Scoggins is out of his matchup against Ian McCall at UFC 201 this Saturday due to issues with his weight cut. No replacement has been named at the moment to take on McCall. Scoggins (11-2) entered…

July 6th, 2016
James Lynch

Frank Mir requests his release from the UFC Former UFC heavyweight champ Frank Mir announced yesterday on The MMA Hour that he’s requested his release from the UFC. Mir ( 18-11) has competed for Zuffa since UFC 34 in 2001. Mir tested positive for metabolites after his April 7th loss to Mark Hunt. He still…