MMA Chronicles

Arnett, Hill fighting for Canadian supremacy — and relevancy

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1 hour ago by Nick Baldwin
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Jesse Arnett and Josh Hill have long been considered the two best Canadian bantamweights to have never stepped foot inside the UFC’s Octagon. Both, however, are coming off losses, so a lot will be on the line when they square off Friday night in Quebec. If you think about bantamweights who have made their mark on the Canadian MMA scene more than anyone else, two names probably come to mind: Jesse ...

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Paulie Malignaggi trashes ‘piece of sh*t’ MMA community

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

On Monday, Paulie Malignaggi and Artem Lobov took the stage in New York to promote their upcoming BKFC 6 bare knuckle fight. Over the course of this press conference, it became clearer than ever that Paulie Malignaggi feels a great deal of animosity toward Lobov. Yet from the sounds of it, this beef is bigger […] The post Paulie Malignaggi trashes ‘piece of sh*t’ MMA community appeared first on | ...

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Tyson Fury expects rematch with Deontay Wilder in Spring 2020

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3 hours ago by Mike Pendleton

Despite the fantastic performance by Deontay Wilder this past weekend in his first-round knockout victory, boxing fans will have to wait a while before seeing a rematch between Wilder and Tyson Fury. During an appearance on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN, the “Gypsy King” Fury was a guest and announced that he expects a […] The post Tyson Fury expects rematch with Deontay Wilder in Spring 2020 a...

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Manager says Conor McGregor could earn Khabib rematch with one win

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3 hours ago by Cole Shelton

All signs point to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov taking on the interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier next. The fight is expected to take place at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi. Although that is the tentative plan, there is one person who can potentially change all that, and that is Conor McGregor. The Irishman fought […] The post Manager says Conor McGregor could earn Khabib rematch wi...

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Manager explains why Frankie Edgar got title shot before Alex Volkanovski

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

The next crack at UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will go to Frankie Edgar, not Alex Volkanovski as many expected. The pair will meet at UFC 240 in July. Edgar has won just a single fight in the last two-years, while Volkanovski is on an massive tear, so this decision was not an overwhelmingly popular […] The post Manager explains why Frankie Edgar got title shot before Alex Volkanovski ap...

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Dustin Poirier claims to have weighed 176 pounds against Max Holloway

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4 hours ago by Lewis Mckeever
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Dustin Poirier claims to have weighed 176 lbs. on fight night. Dustin Poirier was notably thicker than Max Holloway in their interim lightweight title bout at UFC 236, and ‘The Diamond’ admitted on social media that he weighed a whopping 176 pounds on fight night — that’s 21 pounds heavier than the 155-pound weight limit. 176 this last one https://t.co/tedBkJkhx9— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) May ...

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Ray Borg has more bad luck, wrecks car in Albuquerque

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

It has not been an easy few years for UFC flyweight turned bantamweight Ray Borg. In fact, he’s had a terribly difficult run. The biggest struggles Borg has had to deal with have been the seemingly unending health problems of his young son. As if that weren’t enough to deal with, he’s also been forced […] The post Ray Borg has more bad luck, wrecks car in Albuquerque appeared first on | BJPenn.com...

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Alex Volkanovski issues statement on Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar fight

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

When Alex Volkanovski defeated former UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo at UFC 237, the expectation was that he would soon be awarded a title shot opposite reigning champion Max Holloway. “My claim is rock solid,” Volkanovski said post-fight fight. “I’m undefeated. I just beat the No. 1 contender. So I’m the guy. I really am.” […] The post Alex Volkanovski issues statement on Max Holloway vs. Fran...

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UFC San Antonio gets heavyweight rematch between Ben Rothwell and Andrei Arlovski

www.bjpenn.com Posted 12 hours ago by Drake Riggs

Last week, the UFC’s return to Texas, UFC San Antonio, had a whopping six whole fights announced. Well, there’s more where that came from. ESPN confirmed on Monday that the July 20 event will be getting a rematch of a fight from 11 years ago that took place in the short-lived promotion that was Affliction. […] The post UFC San Antonio gets heavyweight rematch between Ben Rothwell and Andrei Arlovs...

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Ortiz: De La Hoya ‘made a lot of mistakes’ in MMA: ‘Dana was right’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 15 hours ago by Tim Burke
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Tito Ortiz actually admitted Dana White was correct about something. Tito Ortiz is coming off a win over Chuck Liddell and will extend his career by signing with Combate Americas for an apparent fight with Alberto Del Rio later this year. His Liddell bout came under the Golden Boy MMA banner, which was Oscar De La Hoya’s first foray into MMA. It did not end up as a success, doing as low as 30,000 ...

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BKFC President: ‘I probably shouldn’t have’ threatened fighter pay at BKFC 5

www.bjpenn.com Posted 16 hours ago by Drake Riggs

BKFC President David Feldman found himself under the spotlight of controversy at BKFC 5 for some in-ring comments. Monday, he reflected on those comments. Following a bout between Rusty Crowder and Reggie Barnett that didn’t quite live up to Feldman’s expectations, he entered the ring at its conclusion and threatened to give half of Crowder, […] The post BKFC President: ‘I probably shouldn’t have’...

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Pereira: I didn’t ‘even show half’ of what I know in UFC debut

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 16 hours ago by Lucas Rezende
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Michel Pereira tells fans they can expect much more after his wild knockout win over Danny Roberts at UFC Rochester. Apparently one minute and 47 seconds was not enough time for Octagon newcomer Michel Pereira to show all his wildness at UFC Rochester. In a performance completely free of Octagon jitters, the Brazilian made quick work of Danny Roberts, beating ‘Hot Chocolate’ via flying knee-right ...

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UFC 240 | Max Holloway opens as solid betting favorite over Frankie Edgar

www.bjpenn.com Posted 17 hours ago by Drake Riggs

UFC 240 has its headliner and it will be a featherweight title match-up that we’ve anticipated on two prior occasions. Former UFC lightweight champion, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar will look to finally claim his second divisional title in what will be his third crack at featherweight gold (including interim) when he faces the champion in […] The post UFC 240 | Max Holloway opens as solid betting fav...

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Volkanovski released from hospital after recovering from leg infection

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 11:30 PM May 20, 2019 by Lewis Mckeever
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Alex Volkanovski is finally back home in Australia after being treated for a bacterial infection in Chile. Alex Volkanovski is all healed up and back home in Australia after dealing with a nasty leg infection in Chile. Volkanovski was admitted to the hospital just moments after his career-defining win over former featherweight king and pound-for-pound No. 1 Jose Aldo at UFC 237, where the 30-year-...

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Report | FSAC won’t allow BKFC to go full bare-knuckle for BKFC 6

www.bjpenn.com Posted 11:14 PM May 20, 2019 by Drake Riggs

The sport of bare-knuckle boxing (BKB) has been revitalized in 2019 thanks to the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC). However, their next event, BKFC 6, might not get to live up to its name. According to Cageside Press’ Adam LeBarr, the Florida State Athletic Commission isn’t 100 percent on board with the idea of no […] The post Report | FSAC won’t allow BKFC to go full bare-knuckle for BKF...

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