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Justin Scoggins out of UFC 201 bout against Ian McCall due to weight cutting issues

Flyweight prospect Justin Scoggins is out of this weekend's UFC 201 main card opener vs. Ian McCall due to weight cutting issues.

UFC’s Ricardo Abreu suspended two years by USADA for positive steroid test

The Ultimate Fighter Brazil alum won’t be seen in the Octagon for a while.

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Samman's Prizefighting Chronicles: Brawling a Barbarian Part III - The Aftermath

Josh Samman returns with an exclusive Bloody Elbow three-part series chronicling UFC Fight Night 91 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Got 5 minutes? Dan Hardy break apart Ross Pearson vs. Jorge Masvidal in a bonus Inside The Octagon ahead of UFC 201 this weekend.

Photos: ‘Cyborg’ Santos before and after surgery

Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos underwent a successful seven-hour surgery Wednesday, and sent a few photos to MMA Fighting after leaving the hospital.

Lawrence DiGiulio Taking Aim at Inaugural WSOF Global Flyweight Championship

Larry Diguilio knows he has a tough semifinal bout in front of him, but is taking aim at the inaugural WSOF Global flyweight championship anyway.

Dana White confirms 5-year deal with new UFC owners

Dana White talks about the sale of the UFC and the money he personally made

UFC 201 weigh-in photos

Check out UFC 201 weigh-in photos from Friday's UFC event in Atlanta.

TAM fighter: Dillashaw 'beat the living sh-t' out of young guys who were just learning MMA for fun

Team Alpha Male fighter Adam Corrigan says T.J. Dillashaw was 'one of the worst training partners of all time'.

UFC Fighter Ricard Abreu Receives Two-Year Suspension for Steroid Use

USADA announced on Friday that UFC athlete Ricardo Abreu, of Albuquerque, N.M., has received a two-year sanction for an anti-doping policy violation.

UFC 201 Video: Tyron Woodley’s Tough Journey to a World Title Shot

Top welterweight contender Tyron Woodley takes us back to where he grew up and talks about how he got out of a life of gang violence and onto a better path.

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley sends message after weighing in | UFC Fight News & Videos |BJPenn.com

Friday morning, UFC welterweight title challenger Tyron Woodley weighed in as part of the new weigh-in procedure in order to have more time to rehydrate before his UFC 201 scrap with Robbie Lawler on Saturday. After weighing-in, Woodley had a message for those in attendance.

Addressing the New York State Athletic Commission's controversy-filled past (Part 1)

As the New York State Athletic Commission prepares to regular professional MMA, Mookie Alexander looks at some of the oft-criticized commission's most controversial boxing incidents over the past 16 years.

Fredy Serrano vs. Ryan Benoit moved to UFC 201 main card

A flyweight clash between Fredy Serrano and Ryan Benoit has been moved to the UFC 201 pay-per-view main card Saturday night.

‘Baby Slice’ Fighting On for Father’s Legacy

Newly-acquired Bellator MMA talent Kevin Ferguson Jr. discusses his father's legacy.

Hey Harold! Ward vs. Brand

HBO Boxing unofficial scorer Harold Lederman discusses Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand. Ward vs. Brand happens Saturday, Aug. 6 live on HBO beginning at 10:35 pm ET.

UFC 201 Main Card Opener Between Justin Scoggins and Ian McCall Cancelled

A flyweight bout pitting Justin Scoggins vs. Ian McCall was supposed to open the UFC 201 main card, but the fireworks fizzled when the fight was cancelled.

Randy Brown vs. Erick Montaño added to UFC Fight Night 94

A welterweight bout pitting Erick Montaño and Randy Brown has been added to UFC Fight Night 94.

USADA finds Islam Makhachev not at fault for meldonium anti-doping violation

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced Wednesday that UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev had been found "without fault or negligence" for his failed drug test for meldonium.

Preview: Invicta FC 18 headlined this weekend Alexa Grasso vs Jodie Esquibel

Before UFC 201 kicks off this weekend, Invicta has an action-heavy offering to kick things off.

UFC featherweight Jeremy Stephens challenges online 'trolls' to unsanctioned fight

'Lil' Heathen' isn't happy the about online trolls and challenges them to an unsanctioned fight.

UFC 201: Tommy Toehold gives his Top 5 fighter picks from the card

Bloody Elbow content partner and cartoon legend, Tommy Toehold stops by with another video breakdown, this time for UFC 201.

VIDEO | Dana White talks about selling the UFC for $4 billion on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' | UFC Fight News & Videos |BJPenn.com

With the UFC recently being sold by Zuffa to WME-IMG for $4 billion, UFC President Dana White made somewhere near $360,000,000 with owning 9 percent of the company. White was a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and talked about how making that massive amount of money in the sale made him “a couple bucks.” White...

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WSOF32: Live Weigh-In Results

The highly-anticipated WSOF32: Moraes vs. Hill II, world championship doubleheader airs live on NBCSN at 10:30 PM ET/7:30 PM PT from XFINITY Arena in Everett, Wash. on Saturday, July 30. Click here to locate NBCSN in your channel lineup.  It will also be available on the FITE TV app outside of the of the U.S. for $1.99.

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UFC 201 Embedded: Vlog Series - Episode 3

On episode 3 of UFC 201 Embedded, welterweight Matt Brown gets in an underwater workout to get his body and mind ready for fight week. UFC strawweight Rose Namajunas packs for her trip to Atlanta, where her opponent Karolina Kowalkiewicz is already relaxing. Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler arrives in the UFC 201 host city, while his opponent Tyron Woodley continues to put in time in his St. Louis gym. UFC 201 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the world welterweight championship at UFC 201, taking place Saturday, July 30 on Pay-Per-View. SUBSCRIBE to get all the latest UFC content: https://www.youtube.com/ufc Connect with UFC Online and on Social Website: http://www.ufc.com Follow UFC Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ufc Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ufc Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/ufc Snapchat: UFC Periscope: http://Periscope.tv/ufc Shop: http://www.ufcstore.com Follow Robbie Lawler Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ruthless_RL https://www.facebook.com/RobbieRuthle... Instagram: https://www.instagram.

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Preview: UFC 201 ‘Lawler vs. Woodley’ - Lawler vs. Woodley

Ultimate Fighting Championship brass is not often in the position of keeping promises, but it kept its word to Tyron Woodley , as the 170-pound contender has remained in the title picture despite a year and a half on the sidelines. Woodley will challenge Robbie Lawler for the undisputed welterweight championship in the UFC 201 headliner on Saturday at Philips Arena in Atlanta. In the three-round co-main event, Rose Namajunas meets the unbeaten Karolina Kowalkiewicz in what amounts to a women’s strawweight title eliminator, with the winner likely moving on to face 115-pound champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk . The rest of the five-fight main card features a welterweight scrap pairing Matt Brown with Jake Ellenberger , a bantamweight clash pitting Francisco Rivera against Erik Perez and a flyweight affair matching Ian McCall with Justin Scoggins . Let us take a closer look at each UFC 201 “Lawler vs. Woodley” matchup, with analysis and picks: UFC Welterweight Championship Robbie Lawler (27-10) vs. Tyron Woodley (15-3) THE MATCHUP: Lawler’s championship reign has been anything but easy.

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As with other recent events, UFC 201 fighters took advantage of early weigh-ins while at the Sheraton Atlanta. They hit the scales this morning to notch their weights and earn some additional recovery/rehydration time before the ceremonial weigh-ins later today.

7 UFC 201 early weigh-in results: Champ Lawler, challenger Woodley on weight

As with other recent events, UFC 201 fighters took advantage of early weigh-ins while at the Sheraton Atlanta. They hit the scales this morning to notch their weights and earn some additional recovery/rehydration time before the ceremonial weigh-ins later today.

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UFC 201: Official Weigh-in

Watch the UFC 201 official weigh-in on Friday, July 29 at 4pm/1pm ETPT live from the FOX Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Video: Watch today's Q&A with Eddie Alvarez, Amanda Nunes at 2 p.m. ET

ATLANTA – UFC 201 fighter weigh-ins take place today, and you can catch a live stream of the proceedings here on MMAjunkie at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT).

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Fact Check: World Series of Fighting 32

If the World Series of Fighting organization has a face, it belongs to Marlon Moraes . Moraes will put his bantamweight championship on the line in the World Series of Fighting 32 headliner, as he confronts Josh Hill in a rematch on Saturday at the Xfinity Arena in Everett, Washington. The Brazilian bested Hill across five rounds in their first encounter, handing the Canadian his first career defeat while walking away with a unanimous decision at WSOF 18 in February 2015. A homegrown star for the World Series of Fighting, Moraes will carry an 11-fight winning streak into the cage. The muay Thai stylist and Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt last competed at WSOF 28 on Feb. 20, when he needed just 73 seconds to cut down Joseph Barajas with leg kicks and retain his 135-pound title. Moraes, 28, has won all nine of his WSOF bouts, finishing five of them. Hill, meanwhile, has rattled off four straight wins since his failed first encounter with Moraes. The 29-year-old Hamilton, Ontario, native last fought at a regional event in Canada on April 9, as he captured a three-round unanimous decision from the well-traveled Bendy Casimir .

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13 UFC 201 early weigh-in results: Champ Lawler, challenger Woodley on weight

As with other recent events, UFC 201 fighters took advantage of early weigh-ins while at the Sheraton Atlanta. They hit the scales this morning to notch their weights and earn some additional recovery/rehydration time before the ceremonial weigh-ins later today.

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UFC 201: Official Weigh-in

Watch the UFC 201 official weigh-in on Friday, July 29 at 4pm/1pm ETPT live from the FOX Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia.

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As with other recent events, UFC 201 fighters took advantage of early weigh-ins while at the Sheraton Atlanta. They hit the scales this morning to notch their weights and earn some additional recovery/rehydration time before the ceremonial weigh-ins later today.

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RFA 41 Weigh-in Results: Clark, Giles Ready for Middleweight Showdown

Las Vegas-based MMA promotion Resurrection Fighting Alliance will make its maiden voyage into Texas Friday night with RFA 41 . Headlining the marquee will be an intriguing middleweight showdown between Josh Clark and Trevin Giles , which should bring excitement to the fans watching inside the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio. Clark gained some notoriety when he was cast on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19. Whilst on the show, the Kentuckian submitted John Poppie before dropping a majority decision to eventual season winner Corey Anderson at light heavyweight. Now he has his sights set on Giles and at Thursday’s weigh-in, he came in at a ready 186 pounds. The unbeaten Giles, meanwhile, has been on a tear since turning pro, beating every man he’s faced by either submission or knockout. The Texan is aiming to keep things going in the right direction against Clark, who will pose as the biggest test of his career. Giles looked ready as could be on the scale and nailed it as well, weighing in officially at 183.8 pounds, greenlighting the main event. The RFA 41 co-feature will see featherweight contender Jamall Emmers taking on Rivaldo Junior , who has already competed for Shooto Brasil and Jungle Fight in his native Brazil.

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Opinion: The Oceania Super Businessman

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Sherdog.com, its affiliates and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media. *** By now, I'm sure you've seen Mark Hunt 's harsh words for the UFC. After all, not too many folks have the gumption to go on Ariel Helwani's “MMA Hour” and say “F--- your s--- company” and call the promotion “scummy c----” to boot. These sorts of comments gain, shall we say, traction. It's been compelling to watch the evolution of Hunt's thoughts on performance enhancing drugs in combat sports . Less than three years ago, he was mildly surprised but largely indifferent to being awarded $50,000 in bonus money from opponent Antonio Silva after their epic five-round brawl to a draw in Brisbane, Australia, when “Bigfoot”, who was on UFC-approved testosterone replacement therapy, tested outside the allowable range of testosterone-to-epitestosterone. By the time he fought Frank Mir , another former TRT user, earlier this year, Hunt was calling former TRT'er “bums” and that was before Mir tested positive for oral turinabol metabolites after their fight.

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Andrew McGahon Joins Press Row

Every Wednesday, Administrative Editor Jordan Breen welcomes a member of the mixed martial arts media into “Press Row” on the Sherdog.com blog. This week, Breen is joined by SevereMMA.com's Andrew McGahon . Wednesday, the UFC announced that it has extended its relationship with British and Irish broadcast partner BT Sport through the the end of 2018, adding live numbered events and all European and Middle Eastern UFC shows to its BT Sport schedule. Breen and McGahon dig into what the announcement means for the UFC in the United Kingdom and Ireland, why Sky Sports is the partner the UFC wants in Europe and why that deal didn't happen and what the expanded schedule on television means for the future of UFC Fight Pass across the Atlantic. Breen and McGahon also dig into the cultural differences between British and Irish MMA fans, how the “hard man” and local ticketseller mentality of UK MMA often limits MMA's mainstream appeal and acceptance and how Conor McGregor and Michael Bisping's forthcoming bouts could influence the UFC's plans in Europe. Grab your credential and get a seat in “Press Row.

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This UFC Fighter's Hair Inspired Us to Add Him to Movie Posters from the '80s

Before he had to withdraw from UFC 201 with a weigh-cutting issue, flyweight fighter Justin Scoggins showed up to media day to answer questions for the press.

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Ronda Breaks Her Silence To Address Pregnancy Rumors

Ronda Rousey has not been seen inside the octagon or on Ultimate Fighting Championship cameras since she lost her UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship. Now, the division she helped build is evolving into a completely different beast where the fighters are playing hot-potato with the gold belt Rousey once cherished. Fans had thought they would soon see the return of Rousey to take back what she believes is hers, but a rumor started by her rival put a halt to all of that.

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Postal Connections: Conspiracy Theorists Run Amok

It has been a wild couple of months for MMA, in general, and specifically the Ultimate Fighting Championship . Going back to UFC 199 -- an absolute beauty of a show and frontrunner for “Event of the Year” -- we’ve had an unbelievable run of huge fight cards, an old-fashioned Zuffa vs. Media scrap, crazy sale talk that was finally consummated after the UFC 200 mega-card and a ton of PED talk, with both Jon Jones and Brock Lesnar tripping the tainted sample signal in the United States Anti-Doping Agency cave. All this and we’re about to get a Robbie Lawler title fight, almost always a treat, on Saturday in Atlanta, and everyone’s favorite Irish smack talker is just three weeks away from his rematch with Nate Diaz . I don’t know if we sailed under a lucky star or what, but this has been one of the more memorable runs I’ve seen in my long tenure covering this sport. With that said, let’s jump into your comments and questions in the latest Postal Connections mailbag. Away we go: *** Do you think the UFC purposely didn’t expedite Lesnar’s test knowing he was dirty? They could’ve but didn’t‬‬.

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Showtime Boxing Weigh-in Results: Santa Cruz, Frampton Cleared for Super Fight

Showtime Championship Boxing will return to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday with an explosive night of fistic fireworks. Headlining the marquee is the WBA featherweight world championship between Leo Santa Cruz and Carl Frampton, which could wind up being a candidate for fight of the year. And thanks to both combatants, as well as the rest of the roster, making weight on Friday, the massive event has been given the greenlight and will proceed as scheduled. Reigning champion Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) has become a favorite among fight fans for his relentless pressure and the incredibly high volume of punches he typically throws. The Mexican star has already captured world titles in three weight classes – he previously won the IBF bantamweight and WBC super bantam crowns - and is looking to tack on the first loss of his foe’s ledger. Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs) has made waves at super bantamweight, where he captured both the IBF and WBA titles at the weight. The Irishman is coming off the biggest win of his career back in February where he edged continental rival Scott Quigg via split decision.

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Roundtable: UFC 201 ‘Lawler Vs Woodley’ - MMA Radio - Sherdog.com

Podcast: Anik and Florian Chat with UFC 201's Tyron Woodley, Justin Scoggins & Julianna Pena Jul 25, 2016

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UFC 201 Statistical Matchup Analysis: Lawler vs. Woodley

In the post- Georges St. Pierre welterweight world, the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight division continues to get progressively more exciting. Robbie Lawler has been busy stringing together an unprecedented spree of classic fights. Most recently, he took a controversially close split decision in a back-and-forth affair with Carlos Condit on Jan. 2. Before that, he authored a signature win in an all-time great bout against Rory MacDonald in July 2015, which was his first title defense and only fight of the year. The unlikely late-career resurgence for the longtime vet has been a true feel-good story; prior to his return to the UFC, Lawler went 3-5 in Strikeforce with several uninspired performances. Now he is two wins away from tying the title defense record of mentor and former coach Pat Miletich . Related » UFC 201 Preview Standing in his way at UFC 201 on Saturday in Atlanta is fellow Strikeforce alum Tyron Woodley . The NCAA All-American wrestler has had a sterling-if-not-slightly-underappreciated career thus far.

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Opinion: Will the Underdog Curse Claim Robbie Lawler Next?

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Sherdog.com, its affiliates and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media. *** As soon as it was announced that Tyron Woodley would get the next shot at Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight titleholder Robbie Lawler , a collective groan swept over mixed martial arts fans. Very few people, outside of Woodley’s own family and friends, thought the Missouri fighter deserved a fight with Lawler. If this scene sounds familiar, that’s because it is, and it’s also the reason why picking Woodley to be the one holding the championship after UFC 201 on Saturday in Atlanta isn’t as farfetched as some may think. If you take a look at recent history in MMA, you’ll find a disturbing trend of champions losing to opponents they were expected to maul. If you go back to May 2014, you might remember a guy by the name of T.J. Dillashaw , who was given absolutely no chance -- like less than zero -- to upend UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao at UFC 173.

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Former UFC Champ Calls For Harsher Punishments for Missing Weight

Justin Scoggins was pulled from his bout with Ian McCall on Thursday due to weight cut issues and the bout was called off. Former UFC champion Carla Esparza thinks there needs to be harsher punishments for moments like this.

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Dana on UFC takeover & life without Fertittas - Fighters Only Magazine

What do you do when your company sells for $4 billion and you get 9% of that deal? Well if you’re UFC president Dana White, you lock yourself in a room and hideout for a couple of days. Making an appearance on popular late night talk show, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, White described his reaction after the blockbuster transaction had been signed, sealed and delivered.

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The Savage Truth: Glaring Need for a Collective Voice

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Sherdog.com, its affiliates and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media. *** Mark Hunt on Monday threw down the gauntlet to his employer -- pardon me, contractor -- in a fiery and rancorous interview on “The MMA Hour.” One of the friendliest and most accommodating athletes in the sport, Hunt was audibly enraged as he spoke with host Ariel Helwani, unfurling a profanity-laced tirade on the Ultimate Fighting Championship , seeming to allege that it could not have cared less about sending an enhanced Brock Lesnar to the cage to thump him at UFC 200 on July 9. First off, I have been and will continue to be a supporter of the UFC’s partnership with the United States Anti-Doping Agency and feel they’re doing important work in a sport -- you know, like all of them -- that has a big performance-enhancing drug problem. While I understand the frustration Hunt feels, I still believe the promotion should be lauded for bringing in this independent party to handle the testing and adjudication of a very sensitive program.

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Robbie Lawler Explains Motivation Behind Chilling Threat to Conor McGregor

Before Conor McGregor faced Nate Diaz at UFC 196, there was a rumor that a win would propel the Irishman into a welterweight title bout against Robbie Lawler at UFC 200. Of course, such a bout never came to fruition because Diaz submitted McGregor in the second round of their March 5 encounter, setting the stage for their upcoming rematch at UFC 202 on Aug. 20. However, while on a media tour in June to promote his title clash with Tyron Woodley , Lawler was asked about the hypothetical matchup with “The Notorious” one. "I wasn't too worried about it. Obviously that was a big fight. He's a big draw but it wouldn't have been good for him,” Lawler told WSB-TV in Atlanta. “Because if I hurt him, I wasn’t taking his neck,” Lawler added. Then came the comment that resonated throughout the MMA community, as the host asked the welterweight champion to elaborate on just what he would have taken. “His soul,” Lawler said. Now, with UFC 201 and his title defense against Woodley just days away, Lawler explained the motivation behind those chilling comments.

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Maryna Moroz Gets New Opponent at UFC Fight Night in Salt Lake City

Maryna Moroz has a new opponent at UFC Fight Night “Rodriguez vs. Caceres.” The promotion announced on Thursday that Justine Kish has suffered an injury and withdrawn from the strawweight bout. Octagon newcomer Danielle Taylor will replace Kish and face Moroz at the Aug. 6 event. UFC Fight Night takes place at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City and is headlined by a featherweight showdown between Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres . The main card will be televised on Fox Sports 1, while prelims air on both FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. Moroz-Taylor is set to kick off the evening’s six-bout main draw. Moroz began her UFC tenure with an upset victory over Joanne Calderwood at UFC Fight Night in Krakow, Poland, in April 2015. After falling to Valerie Letourneau in her second outing, “The Iron Woman” rebounded to outpoint Cristina Stanciu at UFC Fight Night “Rothwell vs. Dos Santos” on April 10. Taylor, meanwhile, has competed exclusively under the King of the Cage banner for the duration of her eight bout professional tenure.

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Jim Wallhead to Make Octagon Debut vs. Jessin Ayari at UFC Fight Night Hamburg

English veteran Jim Wallhead will make his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night “Arlovski vs. Barnett” in Hamburg, Germany, on Sept. 3. The Las Vegas-based promotion announced Wednesday that Wallhead will replace Emil Weber Meek and face Jessin Ayari in a welterweight bout at the event. Meek was pulled from the card due to a potential USADA conflict stemming from a medical treatment he received prior to signing with the UFC. UFC Fight Night takes place at Barclaycard Arena and is headlined by a heavyweight clash between Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett . The card will stream in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass. A 38-fight veteran, Wallhead has competed for organizations such as Bellator MMA, Cage Warriors Fighting Championship, the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts and KSW over the course of a career that began in 2005. “Judo” Jim enters his first promotional foray on a four-fight winning streak, with three of those triumphs coming via KO or TKO. Ayari went 15-3 on the regional circuit before signing with the UFC.

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Conor McGregor Mocks Nate Diaz’s Fashion Sense During ‘Conan’ Appearance

Conor McGregor wasn’t able to join Nate Diaz to appear on “Conan” Tuesday night, but that didn’t prevent the brash Irishman from poking fun at his rival’s wardrobe in a video message delivered from Las Vegas. “What’s up Conan, sorry I couldn’t make the show this week, but as a present to you I sent Nate in my place,” McGregor said. “I just hope he’s not up on that stage wearing that stupid black T-shirt he’s never out of. The boy has been wearing that same T-shirt for the past 20 years or something. “I’m taking this contest very seriously,” he added. “I’ve flown in specific body types to replicate Nate’s skinny tall frame. The boy won the lotto the last time. He knows it. I know it. Well, Aug. 20 I get my revenge and I look forward to it.” McGregor moved up to 170 pounds to face Diaz at UFC 196 on March 5. After a solid opening round, the SBG Ireland representative was rocked and ultimately submitted 4:12 into the second round of their encounter in Las Vegas. The two men will square off again in the UFC 202 headliner at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Aug.

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