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Mark Hunt vs. Alexey Oleynik announced as UFC Moscow main event

Oleynik (56-11-1) scored a tenth ultra rare Ezekiel choke finish in his last outing against Brazilian heavyweight,Junior Albini— his second victory by the same method in the UFC. Although he clearly will have a disadvantage in the striking exchanges with Hunt, the 41-year-old Russian has taken down

MMA FIGHTING - 2018-07-19 13:15:01

After going 6-0 in new weight class, TUF Brazil 4 winner Glaico Franca campaigns for UFC return in Sao Paulo

Since moving up to 170 pounds for his post-UFC run, Franca has won six fights in a row with five stoppages, and also captured the Aspera FC and Pancrase welterweight belts. He hopes that’s enough to convince the UFC to re-sign him.

MMA FIGHTING - 2018-07-19 01:00:01

Paul Daley inks new Bellator MMA deal, expected to face Michael Page in opening round of Welterweight Grand Prix

Bellator MMA recently announced the participants in it’s upcoming Welterweight Gran Prix, which is set to kick off on Sept. 29, 2018, and will crown a new 170-pound champion once the tournament is all said and done.

MMAMANIA.COM - 2018-07-19 01:00:01

Anderson Silva talks USADA tainted supplement determination, how it alters legacy, future in UFC

Speaking with MMA Fighting on Wednesday, his first interview since the official announcement, Silva discussed the process of dealing with the anti-doping agency, clearing his image after testing positive for methyltestosterone metabolites and hydrochlorothiazide prior to a planned bout withKelvin Ga

MMA FIGHTING - 2018-07-19 00:43:10

UFC Hamburg broadcast plans set: Rashad Evans back for first time since retiring from MMA

UFC Fight Night 134 takes place Sunday at Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. The card airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. In the main event,Mauricio Rua(25-10 MMA, 9-8 UFC) takes onAnthony Smith(29-13 MMA, 5-2 UFC), who is looking for a second consecutive win over a former UFC

MMAJUNKIE.COM - 2018-07-18 23:15:16

Virna Jandiroba to defend Invicta FC title against Janaisa Morandin in September

The strawweight title will be on the line at Invicta FC 31, as 115-pound championVirna Jandirobatakes onJanaisa Morandinon Sept. 1, multiple sources told MMA Fighting.

MMA FIGHTING - 2018-07-18 21:00:01

Josh Thomson: Dana White could fall victim to #MeToo movement for messing with fighter’s wives

During a recent edition of his“Sammy and The Punk” podcast, Josh Thomson chimed in on White and Brendan’s beef, saying “Big Brown” isn’t the only fighter to ever bump heads with Dana when it comes torumored domestic affairs.

MMAMANIA.COM - 2018-07-18 20:04:01

A.J. McKee vs. Pat Curran booked for Bellator 205 main event

McKee, 23, has spent his entire pro career with Bellator, winning all 11 of his bouts. His last appearance saw him defeatJustin Lawrenceby unanimous decision the co-main event ofBellator 197this past April. He is the son of 15-year MMA veteranAntonio McKee.

MMA FIGHTING - 2018-07-18 20:00:02

Champ Nicco Montano vs. Valentina Shevchenko among slew of UFC 228 additions for Dallas

Montano (4-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Shevchenko (15-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) was one of a handful of fights that UFC officials today announced (via ):

MMAJUNKIE.COM - 2018-07-18 18:10:37

A. Silva resolves USADA case, feels 'vindicated'

Silva, 43, has been sidelined since last November due to a failed drug test. USADA officials have announced he tested positive for metabolites of methyltestosterone and hydrochlorothiazide on Oct. 26, 2017, but have determined the cause of the failed test was a contaminated legal dietary supplement.

ESPN - 2018-07-18 17:22:40

Anderson Silva receives one-year suspension by USADA for contaminated supplement, eligible to return in October

The former UFC middleweight champion received a one-year suspension from USADA, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, for his failed drug test in the lead up to his planned UFC Shanghai main event fight againstKelvin Gastelumlate last year. The news was first reported by ESPN, and waslater announced by USA

MMA FIGHTING - 2018-07-18 17:11:06

Anderson Silva cuts deal with USADA for UFC return - ‘My legacy is restored’

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, will be eligible to make his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) this October after reaching a deal with United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

MMAMANIA.COM - 2018-07-18 17:00:17

MMA - Bellator signs two-division BAMMA champion Terry Brazier

Terry Brazier(10-1) has signed a long-term deal with the promotion, sources told ESPN. His debut isn't set yet, sources say.

ESPN - 2018-07-18 16:49:59

Paulo Costa fires back at doping accusations from surfing legend Kelly Slater

Kelly Slater, arguably the greatest surfer of all-time, took his time to comment on post about “The Eraser” on UFC’s Instagram account after UFC 226, accusing Costa of being “juiced.”

MMA FIGHTING - 2018-07-18 16:00:01

Just how serious is Bellator MMA's Michael ‘Venom’ Page about boxing? More serious than you think

But just in case combat sports fans still aren’t clear, MVP reiterated those intentions Tuesday, while appearing in a New York City press conference to announce the launch of DAZN’s streaming service in the U.S. Page wants to get to a point where he’s regularly alternating between MMA and boxing soo

SPORTING NEWS - 2018-07-18 15:57:21

Jon Jones accused of bribing USADA to score early UFC return

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, is sitting on millions of dollars in cash, according to his own boasts, and could probably buy his way back into the Octagon.

MMAMANIA.COM - 2018-07-18 15:24:16

Fortunes changed for five at UFC Boise

Critics of women’s MMA have pointed out, really ever since the heavy push ofGina Caranoin the Elite XC days, that the promotion of that side of the sport is as much or more about looks than actual fighting ability.

MMA FIGHTING - 2018-07-18 15:00:02

M-1 Challenge announces UFC partnership – with focus on Russia

UFC officials haven’t made a formal announcement, but according to M-1, the Russian-Chinese investment fund Mubadala Investment Company has teamed up to create UFC Russia to “organize new shows in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).”

MMAJUNKIE.COM - 2018-07-18 14:50:42

Morning Report: Darren Till responds to Stephen Thompson’s comments about kicks to the knee at UFC Liverpool

A few months ago,Darren Tilltook a unanimous decision win in a mostly tepid fight withStephen Thompsonat UFC Liverpool. Afterwards, Thompson revealed that he tore his MCL in the fight andcalled for banning the oblique kick to the kneeTill used that ostensibly caused the damage. Now, a few months lat

MMA FIGHTING - 2018-07-18 12:00:06

Robert Whittaker on fellow 'TUF 28' coach Kelvin Gastelum: 'I'm just better at everything'

LAS VEGAS – To make life as a coach on “The Ultimate Fighter 28” easier on himself,Robert Whittakerbrought his entire family with him from Australia. It’ll be a blessing for the UFC middleweight champion to come home to his wife and three little children every day while he films the show, he said.

MMAJUNKIE.COM - 2018-07-18 11:15:50