MMA Chronicles

Moscow police beat MMA fighter’s father to death

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1 hour ago by Karim Zidan
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An investigation was initiated against the police officers after the victim died from his wounds. Criminal proceedings have been initiated against three police officers suspected in the murder of Sulli Yunusilau, the father of MMA fighter Magomed Yunusilau. According to a report from tass.ru, the three suspects violently attacked the 46-year-old man due to “personal animosity.” Yunusilau was struc...

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UFC St. Petersburg medical suspensions: Alexey Oleynik facing lengthy sit

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

UFC St. Petersburg was an action-packed card, from the undercard to the Alistair Overeem vs. Alexey Oleynik main event. As is so often the case with cards of this kind, several of the fighters on the bill are facing lengthy medical suspensions, including Oleynik, who is dealing with a fractured rib after his first-round TKO […] The post UFC St. Petersburg medical suspensions: Alexey Oleynik facing...

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Benson Henderson is ‘very thankful’ to be far away from UFC drama

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

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson is now firmly embedded as a member of the Bellator roster. In fact, he’s set to return to the cage at Bellator 220 this weekend, where he’ll take on Adam Piccolotti in a lightweight contender bout. As he prepares for this imminent challenge, Benson Henderson is happy to have […] The post Benson Henderson is ‘very thankful’ to be far away from UFC dr...

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Fighting for the Future: Kajan Johnson’s long road to activism

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2 hours ago by Tim Bissell
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The former UFC lightweight and fighters’ rights activist sat down with Bloody Elbow to share his journey toward becoming a voice for change, both in his industry and his community. In late 2018 the UFC made it clear that they no longer wanted to be in the Kajan Johnson business. After four years (five if you count time served in The Ultimate Fighter) and seven fights, Johnson departed the world’s ...

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Report | Massive sales numbers revealed for Proper No. Twelve

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3 hours ago by Tom Taylor

According to a report from the Irish Times, Proper No. Twelve, the Irish whiskey recently launched by former UFC lightweight and featherweight champ Conor McGregor, has already become a massive fiscal success. According to this report, Proper No. Twelve “sold out a six-month allocation in its first 10 days and has now shipped about 200,000 […] The post Report | Massive sales numbers revealed for P...

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Pedro Munhoz fined $2,500 for UFC 235 post-fight celebration

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 3 hours ago by Milan Ordoñez
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UFC bantamweight Pedro Munhoz is facing a hefty fine for his post-fight celebration at UFC 235. UFC bantamweight contender Pedro Munhoz notched the biggest win of his career by knocking out former 135-pound champion Cody Garbrandt in the first round at UFC 235 in March. With emotions running high, the Brazilian went on to leap the cage fence to have a few friendly words with Dominick Cruz, who was...

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Chatri Sityodtong confident Sage Northcutt can become three-sport titleholder in ONE Championship

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4 hours ago by Tom Taylor

Former UFC standout “Super” Sage Northcutt will make his debut in the ONE Championship welterweight division on May 17, as he is set to battle kickboxing specialist Cosmo Alexandre at ONE: Enter the Dragon in Singapore. While this matchup is currently consuming all of Northcutt’s focus, he has previously expressed interest in competing in both […] The post Chatri Sityodtong confident Sage Northcut...

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Tony Ferguson switches management, no longer shares representation with Conor McGregor

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4 hours ago by James Lynch

Tony Ferguson and Conor McGregor are no longer represented by the same management group. According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Ferguson has left Paradigm Sports Management to sign with Ballangee Group. The 35-year-old had been with Paradigm for the last seven years and joins a group that represents former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, Vitor Belfort and […] The post Tony Ferguson switches manage...

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Medeiros: UFC 236 would have ‘way different results’ if Holloway had full camp

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4 hours ago by Milan Ordoñez
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Yancy Medeiros believes things would have played out differently at UFC 236 if Max Holloway had 13 weeks to prepare for Dustin Poirier. UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway decided to test himself at lightweight by challenging Dustin Poirier for the interim 155-pound title at UFC 236. While things did not go well for the Hawaiian, he earned massive praises from fans and fellow fighters. But acc...

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Khabib Nurmagomedov set for UK three-city tour in June

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 5 hours ago by Lewis Mckeever
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Undefeated UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov will be coming to the UK in June. Khabib Nurmagomedov will touch down on foreign soil when he visits the United Kingdom as part of an international tour in June. Nurmagomedov, the reigning UFC lightweight champion, is set to visit three different cities: Manchester, Birmingham, and London. The undefeated Dagestani, who last fought at UFC 229 whe...

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Boxer claims McGregor hit him with a cheap shot during exhibition match

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 6 hours ago by Milan Ordoñez
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Amateur boxer Michael McGrane is crying foul over a cheap shot he said he took from Conor McGregor during their exhibition match in Crumlin last week. Last week, shelved UFC lightweight Conor McGregor returned to competition inside the boxing gym. “The Notorious” took part in an exhibition match against amateur boxer Michael McGrane in his home gym at the Crumlin Boxing Club in Dublin. As seen on ...

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Marlon Moraes believes T.J. Dillashaw suspension is not long enough

www.bjpenn.com Posted 17 hours ago by Cole Shelton

Marlon Moraes is getting a shot at the vacant UFC bantamweight title, this after T.J. Dillashaw relinquished his belt due to a two-year suspension from USADA. Dillashaw had tested positive for the banned substance EPO in the lead up to his fight with Flyweight champ Henry Cejudo. Although some fighters claim that they always knew […] The post Marlon Moraes believes T.J. Dillashaw suspension is not...

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Chris Weidman: ‘I think I’m a nightmare matchup’ for Israel Adesanya

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 18 hours ago by Lewis Mckeever
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“I think I’m a nightmare matchup for him if you look on paper, just based on the paper with my wrestling and my jiu-jitsu.” Everyone wants a piece of newly-crowned UFC interim middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. The latest fighter to call out ‘The Last Stylebender’ is former UFC 185-pound kingpin Chris Weidman, who thinks he would be a ‘nightmare’ matchup for the New Zealander. Speaking to ESPN...

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More reasons to watch Bellator 220

www.bjpenn.com Posted 11:53 PM Apr 24, 2019 by Mike Straus
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) isn’t the only show streaming live Saturday night as Bellator 220 will go head to head with the MMA juggernaut. While Bellator has a habit of filling up the undercard with local fighters to help move ticket sales, that often times affects the quality of fights the fans get. There’s […] The post More reasons to watch Bellator 220 appeared first on | BJPenn.c...

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Grappling Report: Brad Pickett vs. Caol Uno set for Polaris 10

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 11:00 PM Apr 24, 2019 by Roy Billington
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A rundown of the biggest headlines and news from the world of competitive grappling. Polaris 10 has just got a little bit more exciting for MMA fans. While the main event features UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber, rumours have been circulating about other MMA fighters appearing on the card over the last few weeks. The opening bout of the main card has been announced and it’s a fun one: Brad Pickett ...

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