MMA Chronicles

UFC rankings update: Alexey Oleynik rockets up at heavyweight, Nikita Krylov debuts at light heavyweight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1 hour ago by Tom Taylor

The official UFC rankings have been update in the wake of last Saturday’s UFC Moscow card. As expected, these latest UFC rankings feature some interesting changes. At heavyweight, Russia’s Alexey Oleynik has taken a nice trip up the list for his first-round submission defeat of Mark Hunt. He’s now number nine. Interestingly, Nikita Krylov has […] The post UFC rankings update: Alexey Oleynik rocket...

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UFC rankings update: Alexey Oleynik rockets up at heavyweight, Nikita Krylov debuts at light heavyweight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1 hour ago by Tom Taylor
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The official UFC rankings have been update in the wake of last Saturday’s UFC Moscow card. As expected, these latest UFC rankings feature some interesting changes. At heavyweight, Russia’s Alexey Oleynik has taken a nice trip up the list for his first-round submission defeat of Mark Hunt. He’s now number nine. Interestingly, Nikita Krylov has […] The post UFC rankings update: Alexey Oleynik rocket...

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Breakdown: Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin preview

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1 hour ago by Fraser Coffeen
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Boxing’s reigning Heavyweight king is in action Saturday night, when Anthony Joshua takes on Alexander Povetkin. This Saturday is a big fight in the Heavyweight division as the division’s #1 fighter Anthony Joshua (21-0; 20 KOs) takes on Alexander Povetkin (34-1; 24 KOs). On the line are Joshua’s four belts - all the major Heavyweight titles aside from Deontay Wilder’s WBC crown. Ring Magazine ran...

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The UFC has finally paid Evan Dunham’s ambulance bill, and he’s not holding a grudge

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2 hours ago by Tom Taylor
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After his exciting 2017 draw with Beneil Dariush, Evan Dunham was sent to the hospital by the UFC’s ring-side physicians. Though Dunham absorbed considerable damage in this fight, he didn’t actually want to board an ambulance, as he’d had a very hard time getting the UFC to pay the ambulance bill after his 2013 scrap […] The post The UFC has finally paid Evan Dunham’s ambulance bill, and he’s not ...

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The UFC has finally paid Evan Dunham’s ambulance bill, and he’s not holding a grudge

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2 hours ago by Tom Taylor

After his exciting 2017 draw with Beneil Dariush, Evan Dunham was sent to the hospital by the UFC’s ring-side physicians. Though Dunham absorbed considerable damage in this fight, he didn’t actually want to board an ambulance, as he’d had a very hard time getting the UFC to pay the ambulance bill after his 2013 scrap […] The post The UFC has finally paid Evan Dunham’s ambulance bill, and he’s not ...

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Khabib Nurmagomedov trolls Conor McGregor with hilarious video

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2 hours ago by Tom Taylor

Tonight at 5:00, inside Radio City Music Hall in New York City, undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former lightweight and featherweight champ Conor McGregor will come face to face at a press conference to promote their massive UFC 229 title fight. Ahead of this press conference, most members of the MMA community are […] The post Khabib Nurmagomedov trolls Conor McGregor wi...

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Jones’ reduced suspension reminds of the time he claimed to snitch on kids

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4 hours ago by Anton Tabuena
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In 2009, Jon Jones admitted that he was “always the kid who snitched.” Somewhat surprising news broke Wednesday, showing that Jon Jones’ 48-month suspension has been significantly reduced and will actually be eligible to compete this year. The main reason for the reduction? Jones used the clause 10.6.1.1 of the UFC Anti Doping Policy. This is basically the “snitching” clause, where the athlete pro...

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Mark Hunt accepts Gokhan Saki’s fight suggestion for UFC Adelaide

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5 hours ago by Drake Riggs
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One of the more surprising acquisitions made in 2017 was the UFC’s signing of kickboxing legend, Gokhan “The Rebel” Saki. And when you bring in a fantasy fighter like Saki, then why not make some fantasy matchups? The Netherlands native knows this too and that’s what he has now begun to campaign for. In his […] The post Mark Hunt accepts Gokhan Saki’s fight suggestion for UFC Adelaide appeared fir...

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Mark Hunt accepts Gokhan Saki’s fight suggestion for UFC Adelaide

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5 hours ago by Drake Riggs
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One of the more surprising acquisitions made in 2017 was the UFC’s signing of kickboxing legend, Gokhan “The Rebel” Saki. And when you bring in a fantasy fighter like Saki, then why not make some fantasy matchups? The Netherlands native knows this too and that’s what he has now begun to campaign for. In his […] The post Mark Hunt accepts Gokhan Saki’s fight suggestion for UFC Adelaide appeared fir...

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Three Amigos Podcast: complete Jon Jones USADA suspension explainer

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 10 hours ago by Stephie Haynes
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Iain Kidd and Stephie Haynes break down all the details surrounding Jon Jones’ greatly reduced suspension issued by USADA late yesterday. Welcome to this special edition of Three Amigos Podcast fun. A few hours ago, news broke that former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones received a massively reduced suspension of just 15 months (down from a possible 48 months), stemming from a failed drug ...

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Gegard Mousasi has harsh criticism of the UFC

www.bjpenn.com Posted 12 hours ago by Cole Shelton
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Gegard Mousasi is arguably the biggest name to make the jump from the UFC to Bellator in free agency. After deciding to make the switch in July of 2017, signing a six-fight contract with the Viacom-owned company. While Mousasi was one of the better middleweights in the UFC, going to Bellator, it felt like the […] The post Gegard Mousasi has harsh criticism of the UFC appeared first on | BJPenn.com...

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Gegard Mousasi has harsh criticism of the UFC

www.bjpenn.com Posted 12 hours ago by Cole Shelton

Gegard Mousasi is arguably the biggest name to make the jump from the UFC to Bellator in free agency. After deciding to make the switch in July of 2017, signing a six-fight contract with the Viacom-owned company. While Mousasi was one of the better middleweights in the UFC, going to Bellator, it felt like the […] The post Gegard Mousasi has harsh criticism of the UFC appeared first on | BJPenn.com...

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Majority of Jon Jones’ USADA discount due to ‘snitching’ clause

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12 hours ago by Iain Kidd
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This is how Jon Jones went from a four-year USADA ban to just 15 months, and an opportunity to make his UFC return by the end of 2018. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was initially facing a 48-month suspension due to his positive test for turinabol, but that was reduced to just 18 months following arbitration. Three months of that reduction were due to a small reduction in Jones’ d...

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Rory MacDonald opens up about Bellator’s welterweight division

www.bjpenn.com Posted 12 hours ago by Cole Shelton
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On Sept. 29, Rory MacDonald will have the chance to become a two-weight champion in Bellator. The current welterweight title holder will be taking on the reigning Bellator middleweight champ Gegard Mousasi for his 185-pound strap. Interestingly, win or lose against Mousasi, MacDonald will be participating in Bellator’s welterweight Grand Prix. With the Grand Prix, […] The post Rory MacDonald opens...

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Rory MacDonald opens up about Bellator’s welterweight division

www.bjpenn.com Posted 12 hours ago by Cole Shelton

On Sept. 29, Rory MacDonald will have the chance to become a two-weight champion in Bellator. The current welterweight title holder will be taking on the reigning Bellator middleweight champ Gegard Mousasi for his 185-pound strap. Interestingly, win or lose against Mousasi, MacDonald will be participating in Bellator’s welterweight Grand Prix. With the Grand Prix, […] The post Rory MacDonald opens...

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