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Paige VanZant vs. Jessica Eye Scrapped from UFC 216 |

It’s unfortunate timing for everybody involved considering this was VanZant’s first fight back as a flyweight following her loss to Michelle Waterson last December. It’s even more disappointing for Eye, who has now been forced to the sidelines for her past two scheduled bouts after Aspen Ladd had to drop out of their fight back in July when she fell ill just hours ahead of the event.

David Rickels Moves to Welterweight, Faces Brennan Ward at Bellator 185 on Oct. 20

Former lightweight title challenger David Rickels will try his hand at 170 pounds when he faces Brennan Ward at Bellator 185 . The California-based promotion recently announced the pairing. Bellator 185 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Oct. 20 and is headlined by a middleweight showdown pitting Gegard Mousasi against Alexander Shlemenko . Rickels last appeared at Bellator 171, where he scored a third-round technical knockout of Aaron Derrow on Jan. 27. “The Caveman” debuted with Bellator in 2011 and has compiled a 12-4 record with two no contests in the Scott Coker-led organization. Ward, meanwhile, has lost three of his last four fights, including a third-round submission defeat against Fernando Gonzalez at Bellator 182 on Aug. 25. The 29-year-old Waterford, Conn., is 9-6 in the promotion, with all of his victories coming inside two rounds.

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After Mauricio “Shogun” Rua fell out of the headliner a week out from the event, UFC Fight Night 117 from Saitama, Japan, was not likely to be remembered fondly. However, it did break one crystallized notion about MMA's hierarchy: The women's strawweight division is not “ Joanna Jedrzejczyk , Claudia Gadelha and everybody else.” If anything, it is now “Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Jessica Andrade and everybody else.” While Ovince St. Preux made the most of his main event against late replacement Yushin Okami -- he won with his record-setting third shoulder choke in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and second this year alone -- beating a faded middleweight like Okami is not enough for “OSP” to rejoin our top-10 mix at 205 pounds. Rather, it was UFC Fight Night 117 co-headliner Andrade making moves, as she overcame a hot start from Gadelha to dominate the final two rounds, turning her fellow Brazilian into a bloody mess. As it pertains to these rankings, Andrade's gruesome treatment of Gadelha sees her vault “Claudinha” in the 115-pound ranks, jumping from fifth to No.

Bellator 183 Salaries: Patricky Freire Banks $110,000 for Main Event Victory

Note: The disclosed purses reported by state athletic commissions do not include any performance-based or discretionary bonuses that may be awarded to a fighter by the promotion. Additionally, the reported figures do not reflect any deductions made by the commission for taxes, insurance, etc., and do not include any sponsorship money that a fighter may acquire for their performance.

UFC Boss Dana White Says Talk of Nate Diaz-Conor McGregor 3 at UFC 219 ‘Not True At All’

If you already booked a flight to Las Vegas to the New Year's holiday, Ultimate Fighting Championship boss Dana White comes bearing bad news. On Sunday, Irish tabloid The Sunday World reported that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor was all-but-official to face archrival Nate Diaz at UFC 219 , scheduled for Dec. 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The report was quickly picked up by several publications in Ireland and the United Kingdom, but according to the UFC President White, the Diaz-McGregor rubber match is anything but official. “Not true AT ALL,” White responded on Sunday evening when asked by fans on Twitter if Diaz-McGregor 3 was a done deal. Not true AT ALL — Dana White (@danawhite) September 24, 2017 According to the initial Sunday World report, McGregor had informed those close to him of the bout's imminency and his inner circle had already began booking flights and hotels for the late December date. While McGregor's star power and visibility grew in 2017 courtesy of his “Money Fight” boxing match with Floyd Mayweather in August, which he lost via tenth-round TKO stoppage, it was his two-fight rivalry with Diaz last year that led the UFC to a massive pay-per-view windfall.

Tony Ferguson, Fabricio Werdum get heated at UFC 216 media lunch, and gay slurs fly

During a UFC 216 media luncheon in Los Angeles, the two fighters conducted separate interviews across from each other but at the same table. As Ferguson talked on one end, Werdum began speaking with a reporter on the other end, though not that far away. That’s when things blew up.

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Unbeaten Invicta FC vet Aspen Ladd joins UFC Fight Night 118 in Poland

Ladd, a 22-year-old California, is 5-0 while fighting as a bantamweight and flyweight exclusively for Invicta FC, where she made her pro debut in early 2015. Most recently, she scored a decision victory over “The Ultimate Fighter 26” cast member Sijara Eubanks in January at Invicta FC 21.

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5 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Kimbo Slice’

Kevin Ferguson carved out a niche all his own in mixed martial arts. You know him as “Kimbo Slice.” His career born out of a series of high-traffic YouTube videos that featured his unsanctioned bareknuckle brawls in Miami boatyards, Ferguson fought eight times -- 10 if you count exhibition bouts against Ray Mercer and Roy Nelson -- in MMA, appeared on Season 10 of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series and exposed a whole new audience to the sport. He threw out his anchor at American Top Team , endearing himself to former World Extreme Cagefighting champion turned trainer Mike Thomas Brown . The Bahamian-born heavyweight died in June 2016 at the age 42, leaving behind a legacy that was hard to quantify but no less compelling. Ferguson compiled a 5-2 record with one no-contest, his wins over Bo Cantrell , David Abbott , James Thompson , Houston Alexander and Ken Shamrock offset by losses to Seth Petruzelli and Matt Mitrione . Here are five things you might not know about “Kimbo Slice,” a larger-than-life character who was nothing if not remarkable: 1.

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Conor’s Coach Calling For Diaz vs. McGregor III On St. Patricks Day

“If it was my choice, and I must stress that this is only my choice and that doesn’t mean it’s going to happen, it would be Nate Diaz in March,” Kavanagh continued. “That’s what I would push towards. I have in my head that it would be a Paddy’s Day card in New York, Nate Diaz 3. I think that would be absolutely amazing. That’s what I would wish for. That’s what I’ll be leaning towards with my 0.1 percent influence when I meet with Conor and Audie (Attar) tomorrow. I want Diaz 3, Paddy’s Day in New York.

UFC Fight Night 117 Medical Suspensions: Three Fighters Face Three-Month Layoffs |

The UFC released the medical suspensions stemming from Friday’s UFC Fight Night 117 on Monday. Three fighters from the fight card that took place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan face potentially three-months on the sidelines. The list of suspensions were released to

Video: Ex-champ Anderson Silva, Kelvin Gastelum face off for UFC Fight Night 122

Silva (34-8 MMA, 17-4 UFC), who meets Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 122 on Nov. 25, faced off with Gastelum (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) today for the first time. The pair meet in the middleweight headliner of the UFC’s debut in mainland China, which goes down at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, and streams on UFC Fight Pass.

Watch Goiti Yamauchi Submit Adam Piccolotti (Bellator 183 Full Fight Video) |

For a full run-down of Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull, including Benson Henderson and Patricky Freire’s battle, Paul Daley’s blistering knockout, Roy Nelson’s promotional debut, and more, check out our Bellator 183 recap and full results .

Lauren Murphy Blasts Eddie Alvarez for Comments Made on 'The Ultimate Fighter' |

“For Eddie to say that I must not be built for this because I didn’t go into the gym the morning after I was on the wrong end of a fist fight, that’s just crazy to me,” Murphy said. “Ask Eddie if he went into the gym the morning after Conor McGregor knocked him out. I guarantee you he wasn’t skipping into the gym to help his teammates get ready for their next fights. Eddie went home with his family, he got to get on his little smartphone, order some good food and process what had happened. Whatever he needed to do to process that loss.

Featherweight Prospect A.J. McKee to Face Jeremy Petley at Bellator 187 in Dublin

Featherweight Prospect A.J. McKee to Face Jeremy Petley at Bellator 187 in Dublin

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Eryk Anders meets John Phillips – 'The White Mike Tyson' – at UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno

Phillips, from Wales, has won four straight fights since a loss to Jesse Taylor at Cage Warriors 54 in May 2013. All four of those wins have come by knockout, including three in the first round. And one of those wins was over Conor McGregor teammate Charlie Ward, now in the UFC. But he’ll be fighting for the first time in more than a year.

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Coach Wants Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 3 for St. Paddy's Day |

Whether or not it will come to fruition remains to be seen. There has been chatter of a match-up with Khabib Nurmagomedov in Russia and Tony Ferguson is fighting Kevin Lee for the interim lightweight title next week at UFC 216, so there are plenty of options. All the rumblings, however, keep pointing to a third match-up with Diaz, which is a fight that McGregor has been steadfast in believing will happen.

Steven Siler, Mike Kyle, Timur Valiev Help Compete PFL’s Nov. 2 Charity Card in D.C.

The lineup for the Professional Fighters League’s “PFL: Fight Night” event in Washington, D.C., is now complete, and there are plenty of familiar names on the card. The event marks the end of PFL’s abbreviated 2017 season as it partners with Fight For Children, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. The card will be headlined by a previously reported heavyweight duel between former World Series of Fighting heavyweight king Blagoy Ivanov and Caio Alencar . Meanwhile, ex-WSOF featherweight champ Lance Palmer will square off against Steven Siler in the co-main event. Two other bouts were confirmed for “PFL: Fight Night,” Mike Kyle vs. Daniel Gallemore at heavyweight and Timur Valiev vs. Josenaldo Silva at bantamweight. “PFL: Fight Night” takes place at the Washington Hilton on Nov. 2. The card will be streamed live at beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. The PFL league format will begin in earnest in 2018, concluding with a postseason tournament that awards the winner in each weight class a $1 million prize.

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Floyd Mayweather Unveils Extensive ‘Money Fight’ Art Work in Beverly Hills Home

Floyd Mayweather recently got some artwork to commemorate his final boxing match — and opponent Conor McGregor is featured prominently in the piece. Late Monday night, “Money” took to Twitter to show off a mural of both he and McGregor in his Beverly Hills, Calif., home. Mayweather refers to the piece, which features giant images of the fighters on opposite sides of a doorway, as “exclusive timeless artwork.” Exclusive timeless artwork in my Beverly Hills home#BeverlyHills #90210#TBE#TMT — Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) September 26, 2017 Mayweather defeated McGregor via 10th round technical knockout in their Aug. 26 bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to improve his professional mark to 50-0. McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion who was competing in his first boxing match, received praise for a performance in which many had him winning several early rounds before fading down the stretch. After the victory, Mayweather claimed that the fight was indeed his last, although he initially retired following a decision win over Andre Berto in 2015.

Joe Duffy-James Vick Lightweight Bout Added to Nov. 4 UFC 217 Card at Madison Square Garden

Another two notable Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweights are getting the Madison Square Garden treatment. UFC 217 , set for Nov. 4 at MSG in New York City, will feature a 155-pound contest between American James Vick and Irishman Joseph Duffy . The UFC confirmed and announced the lightweight contest on Monday. The 29-year-old Duffy may still be best known for the fact that he submitted UFC lightweight kingpin and MMA superstar Conor McGregor in November 2010, but “Irish Joe” has put together a 4-1 mark in his UFC tenure, most recently topping Reza Madadi via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 107 back in March. The Donegal native also holds Octagon wins over Jake Lindsey , Ivan Jorge and Mitch Clarke , his lone loss in his UFC run coming via decision to Dustin Poirier in January 2016. Since his stint on “The Ultimate Fighter 15,” Vick has gone 7-1 under UFC employ, with his sole defeat coming to top-10 lightweight Beneil Dariush via first-round knockout in June 2016. “The Texecutioner” has since rebounded, taking back-to-back stoppage wins over Abel Trujillo via submission, then knocking out Marco Polo Reyes in less than three minutes this past May.

Michael McDonald to make Bellator debut this December in England

Once the youngest competitor in the octagon at 20, McDonald will look to rebuild in the Bellator bantamweight division, which is currently dominated by two-time champ Eduardo Dantas. Next month, Dantas defends his belt against Darrion Caldwell in the headliner of Bellator 184.

Inside GLORY 45 Amsterdam Fight Week: Part 4

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Daniel Cormier Calls for Fight with Volkan Oezdemir Next |

The reigning UFC light heavyweight champion put out a call on social media recently asking who he should face when he returns to action in 2018 with the obvious choices being either Alexander Gustafsson or rising star Volkan Oezdemir.

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Douglas Lima on Rory MacDonald face-off: 'I thought he was going to sell me an iPad'

Both dressed up for the face-off, though Lima said it dragged on for a bit and was a little “awkward.” He said he also felt a bit overshadowed since everyone was buzzing about MacDonald’s killer black turtleneck – and not Lima’s snazzy suit.

BJPENN.COM Ep. 51 // Duane Ludwig | James Vick |

8:15PM ET- Kicking things off we are joined by former K-1 MAX champ and UFC welterweight turned world-renowned coach, Duane “Bang” Ludwig . Calling us from Holland, we’ll catch up with Duane about his journey of coaching athletes under his Bang Muay Thai system and growing as a martial artist himself. You’ll hear the latest on TJ Dillashaw’s preparation for UFC 217 and the opportunity to reclaim his title agains former teammate Cody Garbrandt. Also, we’ll get Ludwig’s expert opinion and analysis for the stacked card at UFC 217, his thoughts on May-Mac and Conor’s future in boxing, as well as the talk of Ronda Rousey fighting one last time against Cyborg. Always an informative and entertaining conversation with “Bang!”

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Following her win over Claudia Gadelha last weekend in Japan, Jessica Andrade has moved up to the #1 spot in the official UFC rankings.

‘TUF 26’ Recap: Episode 5

Another episode on Season 26 of “The Ultimate Fighter” has come and gone. It was made clear last week that this tournament was no going to play according to the seeding, as No. 14 Nicco Montano pushed Team Gaethje’s record to 3-1 by defeating No. 3 Lauren Murphy . Speaking of Murphy, Episode 5 picks up with the former Invicta Fighting Championships titleholder and the struggle to cope with her upset loss. “I expected myself to get to the finals,” she said, before going on to reveal she had doubts about the fight before walking to the cage. “I really just want to run away and go be with my family. I was really trying to force myself to be positive and fight harder. I just couldn’t make it happen.” In a bad place mentally, Murphy decides to take off the next morning from practice -- a decision that does not sit well with coach Eddie Alvarez . “She lost and you’re not here,” he said. “Then you’re probably not built for this.” Alvarez thanks the team members that have already been eliminated from the tournament but continue to help the others prepare. His team faces long odds, as No.


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Conor McGregor Pay-Per-View Canceled |

Following a successful fan-driven pay-per-view appearance emanating from Manchester, England, in January, McGregor booked an appearance for Sept. 30 in London. Like the Manchester event, McGregor was slated to take part in an extensive on-stage interview that fans could attend inside Indigo at the O2 Arena in London or watch via online pay-per-view.

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Paige VanZant Suffering from Numerous Injuries, Illnesses After UFC 216 Withdrawal |

If all goes well with her recovery, VanZant still hopes to book a fight before 2017 is over but there’s no word whether she’ll still face Eye or get a new opponent once she’s healthy enough to return.

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Jon Fitch Shows Ninja Choke

This is the choke that I used in my last fight against Brian Foster. I call it a ninja choke because it is a surprise attack on the neck.

M-1's 'best knockouts ever' video delivers on its promise (with some vintage Fedor!)

Founded in 1997, M-1 Global has established itself in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) as the premier entity for discovering and developing the world’s next-generation of superstar fighters. With its office in St Petersburg, Russia, the M-1 brand has staged more than 200 events worldwide, including M-1 Selection, M-1 Challenge, M-1 Global and M-1 Global HWGP events, in addition to co-promoting Strikeforce events and M-1 Global on the U.S. network, Showtime. Captivating live, television and broadband audiences with its superior production values and match-ups, M-1 Global events have featured some of the sport’s top names, including legendary heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski, Gegard Mousasi, Alistair Overeem, Keith Jardine, Ben Rothwell, Melvin Manhoef, Sergei Kharitonov, Aleksander Emelianenko, Roman Zentsov, Yushin Okami, Mike Pyle, Denis Kang, Martin Kampmann, Amar Suloev, Chalid Arrab and Stephan Struve. 2017 has been another sensational year of world-class competition, featuring a full calendar of Challenge events, fueled by a talent-rich contention system ranking M-1 Global Champions among the greatest fighters in the sport.

Chuck Liddell: Chael Sonnen 'the easy fight' if I come out of retirement

“Chael’s the easy fight,” Liddell said. “If I was going to come back, it’s a good one. It’s a good warmup fight. He talks a lot. I think that’s why he does all that WWE style.”

Off UFC 216 card, Paige VanZant is a real mess right now

As for Eye, she also hasn’t fought since 2016; she lost opponent Aspen Ladd on the day of their July fight , and now she’s been removed from UFC 216, which takes place Oct. 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, in wake of VanZant’s removal from the pay-per-view main-card bout.

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