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‘Discouraged’ Ricardo Lamas reacts to canceled UFC event

Ricardo Lamas was packed and ready to go fight in Manila when he found out that the UFC event he was headlining was cancelled.

The fourth-ranked UFC featherweight was schedule to headline UFC Fight Night 97, or better known as UFC Manila, on Oct. 15 against the biggest name he’s faced in his career – B.J. Penn. Lamas recalls receiving the news that his fight and the entire event was off.

“I was actually literary packing up my car in Miami to get back to Chicago and I jumped on Twitter really quick, and saw some tweets of guys, you know, reporting that B.J. [Penn] had pulled out of the fight,” Lamas told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “So I got on the phone and started texting my brother, who manages me and all that, so it took him a little bit to get in touch with Shawn, and Shawn said, ‘Yeah, BJ is hurt right now, we’re trying to get him to go to the doctor’. And I think it was maybe the day after that they had cancelled the whole card, so I might have been in route to Chicago when I found out all about it.”

This is the second time in the history of the UFC that a card has been cancelled. The first time was back in September 2012 when the promotion cancelled UFC 151 after headliner Dan Henderson had pulled out of his title but with Jon Jones.

Lamas says it’s discouraging to go through an entire training camp and not get to fight. The 34-year-old featherweight hopes to get a bout before before the holidays hit, as he wants to give his family a nice Christmas.

“It sucked, man,” Lamas said. “I literary went through an entire camp. I was done training. The only thing that was left was to cut the weight. I was already holding my weight pretty well and to hear that, it stinks, especially with the holidays coming up. This is what I do to make a living and I want to get my family a nice Christmas, and to have that all cancelled when you put in so much work it’s discouraging. But I have to push that out of my head, and I know the UFC will make it right, and I believe that everything will workout.”

When the UFC announced that event was being cancelled last Thursday, they stated in a press release that fighters on the canceled card would be compensated. It’s not sure how much that compensation will be.

But it’s not just a paycheck Lamas, who will now face Charles Oliveira in Mexico City, is now missing out of, it’s also the opportunity to fight one of the biggest legends in MMA and headline a UFC event.

“B.J. is a huge name, he’s a legend in the sport and I never thought I’d be fighting a guy like that when I came in the UFC, especially with us being in different weight classes, him finally retiring, and then coming back,” Lamas said. “So it was a huge opportunity for me. He’s a big name and, you know, headlining a UFC event in Manila, I was really excited about that and it’s just one of those things. I don’t want to dwell on it, I just want to put it behind me and move forward, and see whats next.”

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UFC 205 video promo for ‘Alvarez vs McGregor’ PPV event on Nov. 12 in New York

Now that UFC 204 is in the books – full results here — it’s time to look ahead to Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) next pay-per-view (PPV) event.

And it’s THE BIG ONE!

The much-anticipated and stacked UFC 205 card is scheduled to go down inside Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 12, 2016 in a card company president Dana White has dubbed the best in the history of the promotion.

The event will be headlined by a lightweight title fight as Eddie Alvarez defends his belt against current featherweight champion, Conor McGregor.

In the co-headlining act, Tyron Woodley looks to defend his belt against Stephen Thompson. While Joanna Jędrzejczyk will once again put her women’s strawweight title on the line against Karolina Kowalkiewicz to compelte the championship trifecta.

Chris Weidman will face Yoel Romero in an intriguing middleweight bout while Donald Cerrone faces Kelvin Gastelum in welterweight action. Also, Miesha Tate faces off against Raquel Pennington while Frankie Edgar meets Jeremy Stephens.

Plus, Khabib Nurmagomedov returns to face Michael Johnson while Rashad Evans makes his 185-pound debut against Tim Kennedy.

You can expect more promos like this one to be released as fight night draws nearer, until then take a look at the most up-to-date UFC 205 fight card click here.

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UFC 205 video promo for ‘Alvarez vs McGregor’ PPV event on Nov. 12 in New York

Now that UFC 204 is in the books – full results here — it’s time to look ahead to Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) next pay-per-view (PPV) event.

And it’s THE BIG ONE!

The much-anticipated and stacked UFC 205 card is scheduled to go down inside Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 12, 2016 in a card company president Dana White has dubbed the best in the history of the promotion.

The event will be headlined by a lightweight title fight as Eddie Alvarez defends his belt against current featherweight champion, Conor McGregor.

In the co-headlining act, Tyron Woodley looks to defend his belt against Stephen Thompson. While Joanna Jędrzejczyk will once again put her women’s strawweight title on the line against Karolina Kowalkiewicz to compelte the championship trifecta.

Chris Weidman will face Yoel Romero in an intriguing middleweight bout while Donald Cerrone faces Kelvin Gastelum in welterweight action. Also, Miesha Tate faces off against Raquel Pennington while Frankie Edgar meets Jeremy Stephens.

Plus, Khabib Nurmagomedov returns to face Michael Johnson while Rashad Evans makes his 185-pound debut against Tim Kennedy.

You can expect more promos like this one to be released as fight night draws nearer, until then take a look at the most up-to-date UFC 205 fight card click here.

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Roxanne Modafferi reflects on main event loss at Invicta FC 19

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Roxanne Modafferi discusses coming up short against Jennifer Maia in the Invicta FC 19 main event, what went wrong, and more.

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Bellator to do next tandem kickboxing/MMA event in Italy on Dec. 10

Bellator Kickboxing and Bellator MMA are going to share a fight card again, this time in Florence, Italy.

The promotion announced that Bellator 167 and Bellator Kickboxing: Florence will take place on Dec. 20 at the Mandela Forum, featuring an MMA bout between Italy’s own longtime veteran Alessio Sakara (18-11-2) and Joey Beltran (17-13-1).

The kickboxing side will feature an inaugural flyweight title bout between Dutch fighter Denise Kielholtz and Gloria Peritore, a rematch to their fight back in June. Both events will be broadcast on SPIKE TV, with details as to what time still yet to come.

Also announced for the combo event will be the Bellator kickboxing debut of popular Italian fighter Georgio Petrosyan, with Raymond Daniels, Kevin Ross and Joe Schilling “likely” to compete on the card.

“International expansion was a major goal for us in 2016, and I feel that we’ve really nailed it thus far,” Bellator president Scott Coker stated in the release. “After the incredible success of our first event in Italy this past April where we packed the Pala Alpitour with over 14,000 people, we knew that we wanted to return for a second go-round before the end of the year. With our great partner Carlo DiBlasi and his team at Oktagon, we are looking forward to another epic event on Dec. 10.”

The 35-year-old Sakara, who originally hails from Rome, is coming off a knockout victory over Brian Rogers in his Bellator debut back in April in Torino. “Legionarius” has won back-to-back fights after four losses in a row to close out his stint in the UFC and a no-contest against Maciej Browarski back in 2014.

This will be the sixth fight for Beltran under the Bellator banner, and the former heavyweight has gone 2-3 in those bouts. In his last fight, Beltran dropped a narrow split decision to Chase Gormley back at Bellator 155 in May.

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Bellator to do next tandem kickboxing/MMA event in Italy on Dec. 10

Bellator Kickboxing and Bellator MMA are going to share a fight card again, this time in Florence, Italy.

The promotion announced that Bellator 167 and Bellator Kickboxing: Florence will take place on Dec. 20 at the Mandela Forum, featuring an MMA bout between Italy’s own longtime veteran Alessio Sakara (18-11-2) and Joey Beltran (17-13-1).

The kickboxing side will feature an inaugural flyweight title bout between Dutch fighter Denise Kielholtz and Gloria Peritore, a rematch to their fight back in June. Both events will be broadcast on SPIKE TV, with details as to what time still yet to come.

Also announced for the combo event will be the Bellator kickboxing debut of popular Italian fighter Georgio Petrosyan, with Raymond Daniels, Kevin Ross and Joe Schilling “likely” to compete on the card.

“International expansion was a major goal for us in 2016, and I feel that we’ve really nailed it thus far,” Bellator president Scott Coker stated in the release. “After the incredible success of our first event in Italy this past April where we packed the Pala Alpitour with over 14,000 people, we knew that we wanted to return for a second go-round before the end of the year. With our great partner Carlo DiBlasi and his team at Oktagon, we are looking forward to another epic event on Dec. 10.”

The 35-year-old Sakara, who originally hails from Rome, is coming off a knockout victory over Brian Rogers in his Bellator debut back in April in Torino. “Legionarius” has won back-to-back fights after four losses in a row to close out his stint in the UFC and a no-contest against Maciej Browarski back in 2014.

This will be the sixth fight for Beltran under the Bellator banner, and the former heavyweight has gone 2-3 in those bouts. In his last fight, Beltran dropped a narrow split decision to Chase Gormley back at Bellator 155 in May.

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Bellator to do next tandem kickboxing/MMA event in Italy on Dec. 10

Bellator Kickboxing and Bellator MMA are going to share a fight card again, this time in Florence, Italy.

The promotion announced that Bellator 167 and Bellator Kickboxing: Florence will take place on Dec. 20 at the Mandela Forum, featuring an MMA bout between Italy’s own longtime veteran Alessio Sakara (18-11-2) and Joey Beltran (17-13-1).

The kickboxing side will feature an inaugural flyweight title bout between Dutch fighter Denise Kielholtz and Gloria Peritore, a rematch to their fight back in June. Both events will be broadcast on SPIKE TV, with details as to what time still yet to come.

Also announced for the combo event will be the Bellator kickboxing debut of popular Italian fighter Georgio Petrosyan, with Raymond Daniels, Kevin Ross and Joe Schilling “likely” to compete on the card.

“International expansion was a major goal for us in 2016, and I feel that we’ve really nailed it thus far,” Bellator president Scott Coker stated in the release. “After the incredible success of our first event in Italy this past April where we packed the Pala Alpitour with over 14,000 people, we knew that we wanted to return for a second go-round before the end of the year. With our great partner Carlo DiBlasi and his team at Oktagon, we are looking forward to another epic event on Dec. 10.”

The 35-year-old Sakara, who originally hails from Rome, is coming off a knockout victory over Brian Rogers in his Bellator debut back in April in Torino. “Legionarius” has won back-to-back fights after four losses in a row to close out his stint in the UFC and a no-contest against Maciej Browarski back in 2014.

This will be the sixth fight for Beltran under the Bellator banner, and the former heavyweight has gone 2-3 in those bouts. In his last fight, Beltran dropped a narrow split decision to Chase Gormley back at Bellator 155 in May.

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Bellator to do next tandem kickboxing/MMA event in Italy on Dec. 10

Bellator Kickboxing and Bellator MMA are going to share a fight card again, this time in Florence, Italy.

The promotion announced that Bellator 167 and Bellator Kickboxing: Florence will take place on Dec. 20 at the Mandela Forum, featuring an MMA bout between Italy’s own longtime veteran Alessio Sakara (18-11-2) and Joey Beltran (17-13-1).

The kickboxing side will feature an inaugural flyweight title bout between Dutch fighter Denise Kielholtz and Gloria Peritore, a rematch to their fight back in June. Both events will be broadcast on SPIKE TV, with details as to what time still yet to come.

Also announced for the combo event will be the Bellator kickboxing debut of popular Italian fighter Georgio Petrosyan, with Raymond Daniels, Kevin Ross and Joe Schilling “likely” to compete on the card.

“International expansion was a major goal for us in 2016, and I feel that we’ve really nailed it thus far,” Bellator president Scott Coker stated in the release. “After the incredible success of our first event in Italy this past April where we packed the Pala Alpitour with over 14,000 people, we knew that we wanted to return for a second go-round before the end of the year. With our great partner Carlo DiBlasi and his team at Oktagon, we are looking forward to another epic event on Dec. 10.”

The 35-year-old Sakara, who originally hails from Rome, is coming off a knockout victory over Brian Rogers in his Bellator debut back in April in Torino. “Legionarius” has won back-to-back fights after four losses in a row to close out his stint in the UFC and a no-contest against Maciej Browarski back in 2014.

This will be the sixth fight for Beltran under the Bellator banner, and the former heavyweight has gone 2-3 in those bouts. In his last fight, Beltran dropped a narrow split decision to Chase Gormley back at Bellator 155 in May.

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Jack Marshman to Defend Middleweight Crown in Cage Warriors 79 Main Event on Oct. 15

Jack Marshman will put his Cage Warriors Fighting Championship middleweight title on the line when he meets Andreas Michailidis in the Cage Warriors 79 main event on Oct. 15.
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UFC 204 video: ‘Bisping vs. Henderson 2′ preview for Oct. 8 PPV event in Manchester

Now that UFC Fight Night 94 is in the books — full results here — Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is all set to stage its next pay-per-view (PPV) event.

And it’s going to be a good one!

UFC 204 is scheduled to pop off the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England on Oct. 8, 2016 as Middleweight champion Michael Bisping gears up for his first-ever title defense against Dan Henderson.

It’s a rematch years in the making after “Hendo” viciously knocked out “The Count” at UFC 100 almost a decade ago thanks to his infamous “H-Bomb.” For Bisping, it’s his chance to finally get some some revenge on his longtime rival and erase the memory of a knockout that is still being played on highlight reels today.

Also, Jimi Manuwa and Ovince Saint Preux throw down in a pivotal Light Heavyweight affair, while Stefan Struve faces Daniel Omielańczuk in a heavyweight brawl.

Expect more promos like this one to be released as fight night draws nearer, until then take a look at the most up-to-date UFC 203 fight card click here.

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