UFC Statement on James Mulheron

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed James Mulheron of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on November 10, 2017. Due to the proximity of James’s upcoming scheduled bout at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum in Shanghai, China on November 25, 2017, against Cyril Asker, Mulheron has been removed from the card and UFC is currently seeking a replacement. USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adj … Read the Full Article Here
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Fight Night Sydney: Official Weigh-in Results

UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs Tybura, which features a five-round heavyweight main event bout between No. 2-ranked Fabricio Werdum and No. 8-ranked Marcin Tybura, and a women’s flyweight co-main event of Bec Rawlings and Jessica-Rose Clark airs live and free on FS1 on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10pm/7pm ETPT from Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia.Four prelim bouts will air live and free on FS1 starting at 8pm/5pm ETPT. Three prelim bouts will air live on UFC FIGHT PASS starting at 6:30pm/3:30pm ETPT.Heavyweight Main EventFabricio Werdum (249) vs Marcin Tybura (247)Main CardBec Rawlings (125) vs Jes … Read the Full Article Here
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Werdum wants to add another belt to his collection

Fabricio Werdum has been around the game too long and accomplished too much to mince words when it comes to his motivations for making the quick turnaround to face Marcin Tybura this weekend in Sydney, Australia.“I want my opportunity for the title shot; this is my big goal,” said Werdum, who replaced Mark Hunt in the main event just days after earning a first-round submission win over Walt Harris at UFC 216 in Las Vegas. “I have two belts in my home and I want to put one more on my wall.”For the last 18 months, the 40-year-old Brazilian has been haunted by his perfo … Read the Full Article Here
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Rawlings looking forward to "bashing some new faces"

Bec Rawlings of Australia warms up backstage during the UFC Fight Night event at the Toyota Center on February 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)” align=”center” /> Bec Rawlings had a problem late in training camp for her Saturday bout against Jessica-Rose Clark, something she had dealt with before, but not in several years.“I said to my coach, ‘I feel too good. This feels weird to me. I’m not used to feeling this good.’”Rawlings laughs, not the usually response received this close to fight night, but oh, what a difference ten pounds can ma … Read the Full Article Here
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Unfiltered Episode 147: James Vick and Bobby Kelly

James “The Texecutioner” Vick, fresh off his UFC 217 victory over Joe Duffy, calls in and discusses the win, wanting to fight Justin Gaethje next, weightcutting, a possible move to Welterweight, and more. Before that, Matt Serra joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Conor McGregor situation, Bisping vs. Gastelum, Oscar De La Hoya, and some recently announced fights. Plus, Jim and guest co-host Bobby Kelly talk about Anthony Pettis’s fractured rib, Dominick Cruz’s injury, and more.
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James on Joe Duffy and listening to his opponents’ interviews

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Cyborg vs Holm a done deal for UFC 219

It’s the dream fight fans have been waiting for, and on Saturday, Dec. 30, the UFC’s final event of 2017 will see a battle between two of the greatest female fighters ever, as Cris “Cyborg” Justino defends her UFC women’s featherweight title against Holly Holm at UFC 219 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.UFC 219 airs live on Pay-Per-View. Tickets go on sale December 1.An accomplished competitor who has held titles in Strikeforce and Invicta FC, defeating the likes of Shayna Baszler, Gina Carano and Marloes Coenen along the way, feared striker Cris Cyborg (18-1, 1 NC) made her long-awaited UFC d … Read the Full Article Here
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Bisping, Gastelum both feel an advantage about short-notice bout

It’s not very often that both halves of a short-notice matchup view their impending bout as a win-win scenario, but that’s exactly how Michael Bisping and Kelvin Gastelum see their main event clash in Shanghai, China next weekend.
“I only feel like it’s an advantage career-wise,” Gastelum said of the shift from facing Anderson Silva to squaring off with Bisping during Wednesday’s media conference call. “Mike is obviously the former champion, he’s highly ranked and his position in the UFC is very high, so this is a great move for my career.
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Fight Night Sydney – Fight by Fight Preview

FABRICIO WERDUM VS MARCIN TYBURAWhen I spoke to Fabricio Werdum before his last fight, he said if the UFC came to him with a fight that next weekend, he would take it. So a little over a month after defeating Walt Harris, the former champ is back to face Marcin Tybura. It’s good to see Werdum staying busy at 40, because waiting around won’t get him a shot at regaining the crown. Wins will, and he has to be favored over Tybura, though the Polish standout is showing top form in winning his last three bouts, including a June victory over Andrei Arlovski. Add in a training camp with th … Read the Full Article Here
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Tybura has experience against former champs, focused on Werdum

Marcin Tybura of Poland celebrates his knockout victory over Viktor Pesta of the Czech Republic in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Vivint Smart Home Arena on August 6, 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)” align=”center” />
Coming off a unanimous decision win over Andrei Arlovski in the spring, Marcin Tybura knew his next opportunity to step into the Octagon would come against another high profile opponent; one a little further up the heavyweight rankings, where a victory could carry him into the title conversation.With a little over a mon … Read the Full Article Here
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Muhammad aspires to improve until he's unbeatable

Losing an opponent is usually never good news, but it was for Belal Muhammad. After his original fight against Jesse Taylor was scrapped due to a potential anti-doping violation by the TUF 25 winner, Chicago’s Muhammad got a new foe to face in Sydney this weekend, Tim Means. On paper, it’s the difference between defending takedowns all night and getting a fight that could net the two welterweights a bonus check when the dust settles down under.“I was happy because I know that Tim Means is gonna bring an exciting fight,” Muhammad said. “With Taylor, it was a fight … Read the Full Article Here
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