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UFC 222 Keeps PPV Status; Gets Cyborg-Kunitskaya Headliner, Edgar-Ortega Co-Main Event

UFC 222 is alive and well as a pay-per-view event.
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Thiago Alves Withdraws from UFC Fight Night 116 Co-Main Event Bout vs. Mike Perry

UFC Fight Night 116 could be down one marquee bout unless the promotion is able to find a short-notice opponent for Mike Perry.
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Bellator 185 Gets Mousasi-Shlemenko Headliner, ‘King Mo’ vs. McGeary Co-Main Event

In his quest to become Bellator middleweight champion, Gegard Mousasi will make his promotional debut against a former titlist.
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Bellator 179 Co-Main Event Scrapped After Michael Page Suffers Knee Injury

The Bellator 179 co-headliner has been canceled after Michael Page suffered a knee injury in training.
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Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Jessica Andrade ‘By the Numbers’ video preview for UFC 211 co-main event

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will look to defend her belt once more, as well as remain undefeated, when she takes on Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Jessica Andrade in the co-main event of UFC 211, which takes place inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, on Sat., May 13, 2017.

Andrade (16-5) has won three straight since dropping down to 115 pounds, earning the No. 3 spot in the rankings and her first-ever UFC title shot against the dominant Polish striker, who stands at 13-0.

Let’s take a look at all the stats and numbers that went into UFC 211′s hard-hitting co-featured fight with this “By the Numbers” video preview, embedded above.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 211 fight card TONIGHT, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FX at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

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Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones and I ‘will not fight in the co-main event to anyone but Conor McGregor’

With the one-year USADA suspension of Jon Jones nearing an end, the future of the UFC light heavyweight division appears to be growing clearer.

First, reigning champion Daniel Cormier will seek to defend his 205-pound strap in an April 8 rematch against Anthony Johnson at UFC 210. After that, UFC president Dana White has already suggested that the next title shot will likely go to Jones, the longtime kingpin of the division whose suspension reaches an end in July.

The rivalry between Cormier and Jones is one of MMA’s most fieriest, and nobody was burned more than Cormier when Jones’ USADA failure sank their championship rematch — and career-changing paydays — in the days before UFC 200. But even despite everything that has happened over the past few years, Cormier said he won’t object if Jones ends up being the next title challenger at light heavyweight.

“Sure, whatever, I’d like to fight Jon Jones. That’s what I’ve been trying to do since 2015,” Cormier explained recently on The MMA Hour. “It’s been years, that’s all I’ve been wanting to do is get another opportunity to fight him. So yeah, sure, if you want to give him a title shot, go ahead. That’s fine. I think that, as long as that man has his affairs in order, he’ll be good to go.

“It’s just very hard — it’s just scary, at the end of the day. All that stuff is scary, as I’m pretty sure it’s scary to ‘Rumble’ to schedule to fight me because of the injuries. So for me, it’s just a little bit scary. Jon and I have been scheduled to fight like four times, and we’ve only fought once.”

The history between Cormier and Jones is rather extensive, to say the least.

The two were first slated to settle their grudge match in Sept. 2014, however an injury to Jones pushed the fight back to Jan. 2015 at UFC 182, with Jones ultimately capturing a unanimous decision victory over Cormier — a performance that still stands today as Cormier’s only career loss. The UFC then went on to strip Jones of his title and suspend him following his infamous hit-and-run accident in mid-2015, and Cormier took up the mantle of UFC light heavyweight champion in his rival’s stead.

A year later, with Jones finally returning to action, a scheduled rematch at UFC 197 once again met a delay, this time due to a foot injury suffered by Cormier. The pairing was quickly re-booked for UFC 200, only for Jones’ failed drug test for two banned substances — clomiphene, an anti-estrogenic substance, and letrozole, an aromatase inhibitor — to blow up the bout less than three days out from fight night.

Following the UFC 200 incident, White stated that he “would never take the risk of headlining a show with Jon Jones again.” But the UFC nowadays is in dire need of big ticket fights, and with Johnson remaining as the only person standing in the way of the Cormier-Jones rematch, Cormier isn’t confident that White will be able to stand by his word.

“We’d all have to all have some discussions,” Cormier said. “I’m not going to fight Jones just on some card. It would have to be a certain type of card if we were going to take a co-main event type of role. But therein lies another issue. I’ll put it out there: Jon and I will not fight in the co-main event to anyone but Conor McGregor. Right? That’s the only way that makes sense, right? So there’s the problem. Now you have a whole bunch of guys who make a whole bunch of money on one fight card. So it’s like, what’re you going to do?”

At 37 years old, Cormier is aware that his time in the sport may be nearing its final chapters. So while he has many accolades to call his own, Cormier also isn’t afraid to acknowledge that his road will inevitably always lead back to Jones, at least until the moment arrives that he can avenge his only career loss.

“It always has been,” Cormier said. “I said after I lost to him the first time and we were supposed to fight in [2015], I said give me the two toughest guys the division has to offer. At that time it was (Alexander) Gustafsson and ‘Rumble.’ I’ll beat them so that I can get back to this guy. I did it in a year, and I was ready to fight in April. Then I got the injury and everything that happened in July didn’t offer us the (chance to) fight, so I fought Anderson (Silva). I’m like, just get me back to where I need to be inside the Octagon against Jones. That’s really what it all leads to.

“And the truth is, now it’s about my legacy too. Title defenses, wins with being the champion, that all matters to me. So, it’s all part of the journey, but at the end of the day, I do want to get back to Jones.”

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Bellator 180 to Feature Fedor vs. Mitrione in Co-Main Event

To quote ol’ Billy Shakespeare, it’s “once more unto the breach”, as Bellator has rebooked Fedor Emelianenko versus Matt Mitrione as the co-main event for the Bellator PPV at Madison Square Garden. If you’ll recall, this fight was already supposed to have happened, but Mitrione was felled by kidney stones the day of the match-up, […]

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Bellator 180 to Feature Fedor vs. Mitrione in Co-Main Event

To quote ol’ Billy Shakespeare, it’s “once more unto the breach”, as Bellator has rebooked Fedor Emelianenko versus Matt Mitrione as the co-main event for the Bellator PPV at Madison Square Garden. If you’ll recall, this fight was already supposed to have happened, but Mitrione was felled by kidney stones the day of the match-up, […]

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Khabib Taken To Hospital, Pulls out of UFC 209 Co-Main Event

“Unbelievable”

 

Undefeated Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center on Thursday evening due to weight cutting issues and was deemed medically ineligible to fight.

According to the UFC, Khabib was treated and released from the hospital but the bout had to be cancelled due to doctor’s orders.

This is a stunning blow to the Las Vegas card as some were calling this fight the “real” main event. Ferguson was set to face khabib In April of last year when “El Cucuy” had to pull out with an injury of his own; this time it’s Khabib who leaves his opponent waiting at the alter.

The bigger question is, what does this mean for Khabib going forward? Will he find a safe way to cut weight or will he inevitably have to move up to the welterweight division? He’s a big 155 pounder who really struggles to make weight, could the winner of Woodley vs. Thompson be looking to Khabib as an unlikely opponent?

For now we wish Khabib a speedy recovery and hold out hope this comes to fruition some time in the near future. We’ll keep you posted on any further news.

What do you guys think of the recent news, will Khabib be forced to move up?

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade Set for UFC 211 Co-Main Event in Dallas

Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her strawweight title against Jessica Andrade in the UFC 211 co-headliner.
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