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Pavlovich faces suspension post UFC 295.

Pavlovich faces suspension post UFC 295.

Sergei Pavlovich, ranked third in UFC’s heavyweight division, underwent a medical evaluation following his loss to interim champion Tom Aspinall. MMA Fighting, familiar with the matter, disclosed this development. Post the examination, the Russian fighter received a lengthy suspension from competing. Sources mention a minimum 45-day ban imposed on Sergei from entering fights. Recall that the UFC 295 event occurred on November 12 in New York (USA). In the evening’s co-main event, Pavlovich faced Aspinall, succumbing to a first-round technical knockout. Stay updated on the latest MMA happenings with just a simple click! Subscribe to our Google News channel for ...

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Fury seeks a rematch against Ngannou.

Fury seeks a rematch against Ngannou.

Frank Warren, Tyson Fury’s promoter, is optimistic about a rematch with former UFC heavyweight champ Francis Ngannou. A representative of the British boxer hinted at positive negotiations for the rematch. “Chances for a rematch look promising. It’s premature, though. Our focus is on Alexander Usik first. Tyson’s keen on it, and Ngannou seems interested too,” commented the representative to MMA Fighting. “After their last bout, Tyson and Ngannou discussed this. Ngannou and his team hold an excellent reputation. I’m confident the rematch will happen,” Warren added. In their October boxing match, Fury claimed victory by decision over Ngannou. Reference: https://dailysports.net/news/fury-is-talking-about-a-rematch-with-ngannou/

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Monson expressed longing for Khabib Nurmagomedov's performances.

Monson expressed longing for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s performances.

Jeff Monson, a former MMA fighter holding Russian citizenship, expressed his belief in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s potential to keep setting records had he not retired. Nurmagomedov, having retired in 2020, maintained an impeccable record of 29 wins in 29 fights within the UFC. According to Monson, “Khabib is the best fighter of his generation. I genuinely miss witnessing his performances.” Monson emphasized that the UFC could benefit from a fighter of Khabib’s caliber, noting Khabib’s continuous improvement that would likely lead to more victories and record-breaking achievements. Reflecting on Khabib’s retirement, Monson highlighted that Khabib prioritized values like family over fame ...

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Khamzat Chimaev faced Dana White

Khamzat Chimaev faced Dana White

Undefeated Chechen MMA sensation Khamzat Chimaev directly approached UFC CEO Dana White, urging him to set up a showdown between himself and UFC light heavyweight champ Alex Pereira. “Dana, I want to take on Pereira,” Khamzat posted on social media. Earlier, Dana White had named Khamzat Chimaev as the next challenger for the UFC middleweight championship. Unfortunately, due to an injury, “Borz” was unable to compete against the organization’s champion Sean Strickland, who was slated to face Dricus Du Plessis on January 21 at UFC 297 in Toronto, Canada. To jog your memory, Alex Pereira’s most recent fight occurred on ...

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Pavlovich faces UFC suspension post Aspinall defeat.

Pavlovich faces UFC suspension post Aspinall defeat.

Russian UFC heavyweight competitor Sergei Pavlovich has been barred from future fights following an underwhelming display at the UFC 295 event in New York, as per MMA Fighting’s report. After succumbing to a technical knockout in the inaugural round of the interim UFC heavyweight title bout versus Tom Aspinall, the renowned Russian fighter is prohibited from entering the Octagon for 45 days. This ruling stems from a medical evaluation conducted by a panel of doctors. Similarly, Czech fighter Jiri Prochazka, who suffered a defeat against Brazilian athlete Alex Pereira at the UFC 295 tournament, was also handed a comparable suspension ...

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Olivier Aubin-Mercier, eyeing retirement, stays driven for PFL World Championship Finals clash against Clay Collard.

Olivier Aubin-Mercier, eyeing retirement, stays driven for PFL World Championship Finals clash against Clay Collard.

Ever since Olivier Aubin-Mercier joined the Professional Fighters League in 2020, he’s been a dominant force in the cage. Nicknamed “The Canadian Gangster,” the former champion aims to secure another victory at the 2023 PFL World Championship Finals, facing Clay Collard on November 24. However, Aubin-Mercier sees this bout as the culmination of his fighting journey. The 34-year-old Montreal native began his professional career in 2011, making his mark in the UFC from 2014, where he held a 7-5 record. Exiting the UFC on a three-fight losing streak, he found a new home in the PFL during the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

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Dan Manasoiu set to battle Victor Hugo in UFC Fight Pass Invitational 5.

Dan Manasoiu set to battle Victor Hugo in UFC Fight Pass Invitational 5.

At UFC Fight Pass Invitational 5 on December 10th, 2023, Dan Manasoiu gears up to battle Victor Hugo in a much-anticipated showdown. This match, amidst a card brimming with top-tier talent, exemplifies the event’s caliber, standing tall as a main card highlight that could easily headline on any other occasion. The promotion has unveiled the final two matchups for the event, setting the stage for an electrifying show. Manasoiu, representing New Wave Jiu-Jitsu, joins his teammates in the lineup. Gordon Ryan, renowned as the supreme no-gi grappler, faces Mason Fowler in the main event, marking a compelling challenge for Ryan’s ...

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Joe Rogan's sway prompted a sushi chef's overnight relocation to Austin for UFC's benefit.

Joe Rogan’s sway prompted a sushi chef’s overnight relocation to Austin for UFC’s benefit.

Joe Rogan, the seasoned UFC commentator, needs no formal presentation, recognized widely for his immense popularity and influence in the podcasting sphere. With a vast audience, the 56-year-old American host invites an array of guests, sparking in-depth conversations filled with wit and inquisitiveness. His welcoming demeanor resonates with people from all walks of life, contributing to his broad appeal. Joe Rogan’s profound influence manifested notably when he became instrumental in motivating renowned sushi chef Philip Frankland Lee to promptly shift his highly regarded restaurants from California to Austin, Texas. As per a recent Chron report, Lee’s initial sushi pop-up in ...

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Aspinall urges UFC to strip Jones of his title

Aspinall urges UFC to strip Jones of his title

Tom Aspinall, the interim UFC heavyweight champion, faces a dilemma after his win. He’s slated to unify titles with Jon Jones, who’s due to return from injury in the latter half of the next year, set to defend against Stipe Miocic first. Aspinall’s unsure about his course of action during this wait. He could follow Renan Barao’s path, defending the interim belt, but Aspinall prefers a different route. He suggests a fight between top-ranked Cyril Gun and rising star Gilton Almeida, aiming to challenge Miocic and then Jones. Alternatively, he proposes stripping Jones of the title, simplifying matters. Expressing his ...

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UFC Mexico Feb 2024 Victor Altamirano and Felipe Dos Santos Clash in Anticipated Showdown.

UFC Mexico Feb 2024: Victor Altamirano and Felipe Dos Santos Clash in Anticipated Showdown.

A new flyweight matchup has been revealed for the upcoming UFC Mexico event slated for February 24, 2024. Ag. Fight has disclosed that rising UFC flyweights Victor Altamirano and Felipe Dos Santos are set to collide on the said date. This announcement follows the rebooking of the Edgar Chairez vs Daniel Lacerda flyweight bout for the same event. With a current UFC record of 2-2, Victor Altamirano recently faced a setback, succumbing to a defeat against Tim Elliott at the UFC Vegas 74 main card. However, he rebounded earlier this year with a victory over Vinicius Salvador at UFC San ...

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Jeka Saragih's UFC Debut Triumphs Amidst Criticism and Insults.

Jeka Saragih’s UFC Debut Triumphs Amidst Criticism and Insults.

In his UFC debut at UFC Vegas 82 in Las Vegas, early Sunday morning on November 19, 2023, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Jeka Saragih secured victory against Lucas Alexander. Despite initial doubts, Jeka showcased his prowess, knocking out Lucas Alexander in a mere 91 seconds with an onslaught of strikes that cornered and defeated Alexander, as confirmed by the referee. Reflecting on his triumph, Jeka expressed the significance of this win, stating, “This debut was a struggle, from facing defeat in the Road to UFC, training for five months, and having to leave my family, friends, and my spouse ...

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Benoit St. Denis Desires 'Aggressive Showdown' with Justin Gaethje

Benoit St. Denis Desires ‘Aggressive Showdown’ with Justin Gaethje

Benoit St. Denis sees Justin Gaethje as a rare UFC contender who matches his durability in the ring. After a decisive win over Matt Frevola at UFC 295, St. Denis set his sights on Gaethje, who called him out during the event. In an interview on “The MMA Hour,” St. Denis emphasized Gaethje as his top priority for a memorable clash. Expressing understanding about the potential Makhachev-Oliveira fight, he highlighted Gaethje’s warrior spirit, noting his victories over tough opponents like Dustin Poirier. St. Denis sees their potential bout as a BMF title-worthy showdown due to Gaethje’s resilience, foreseeing a fight ...

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Chase Hooper Eyes Claudio Puelles Post Submission Victory vs. Jordan Leavitt

Chase Hooper Eyes Claudio Puelles Post Submission Victory vs. Jordan Leavitt

Chase Hooper aims for a showdown with Claudio Puelles post his win against Jordan Leavitt at UFC Fight Night 232. Hooper’s swift victory via a rear-naked choke in Round 1 sparked his call-out of Puelles, citing their shared expertise in leg locks. Expressing interest in Puelles’ prowess, Hooper highlighted their similar grappling styles and the excitement they bring to the octagon. Hooper’s wish for a matchup with Puelles stems from his respect for Puelles’ previous victories, particularly his kneebar win over Clay Guida. Despite his desire to face Puelles, Hooper remains eager to stay active in the lightweight division, especially ...

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Transitioning from UFC to PFL World Championship Finals, Impa Kasanganay aims to 'dominate, seize triumph, and progress.

Transitioning from UFC to PFL World Championship Finals, Impa Kasanganay aims to ‘dominate, seize triumph, and progress.

Impa Kasanganay’s journey from a viral knockout victim to a potential world champion worth a million dollars is captivating. The 29-year-old faces Josh Silveira in the light heavyweight showdown at the PFL World Championship Finals in Washington D.C. on November 24, airing on ESPN+ PPV. Beginning his pro career in 2019 and entering the UFC, Kasanganay held a 4-3 record but faced a memorable spinning back kick knockout by Joaquin Buckley. Post UFC release and a loss in an Eagle FC event, his path took a brighter turn with the PFL Challenger Series, hailed as “American Idol meets MMA” by ...

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Islam Makhachev seems to be mimicking a UFC fighter who's been shadowing me.

Islam Makhachev seems to be mimicking a UFC fighter who’s been shadowing me.

American Justin Gaethje, a two-time UFC title contender, has raised an interesting observation about Russian fighter Islam Makhachev, suggesting that Makhachev might be emulating his fighting style, as reported by Sports.kz via Championat.com. Gaethje shared his thoughts on ESPN, saying, “I believe Makhachev is mirroring my movements, and it’s quite evident that he’s been studying my fights. I’m eagerly anticipating a showdown with him. While I previously stated that he’s not Khabib, I must admit I’m not entirely sure about that.” In a thrilling encounter at UFC 294 in Abu Dhabi on October 21, Islam Makhachev, the reigning UFC lightweight ...

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Deontay Wilder shows keen interest in Power Slap following his attendance at a live event, saying, 'I believe I have a future in this.

Deontay Wilder shows keen interest in Power Slap following his attendance at a live event, saying, ‘I believe I have a future in this.

Former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is eyeing a potential future in the world of Power Slap, a sport that has caught his attention. Known for his incredible punching power in the heavyweight boxing world, Deontay Wilder has built a reputation for delivering knockout blows with remarkable force. It appears that he has no plans of slowing down anytime soon. At 38 years old and amidst speculations of a potential showdown with Anthony Joshua, Wilder recently made an appearance at a Power Slap event. Power Slap has been a significant focus for UFC president Dana White in recent months, drawing attention ...

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Is the Jones vs. Miocic fight delayed!

Is the Jones vs. Miocic fight delayed?!

The MMA community was taken aback yesterday when news broke about Jon Jones’ injury, throwing a wrench into the UFC’s carefully laid plans. However, it seems that the highly-anticipated fight has not been entirely scrapped. ESPN journalist Marc Raimondi has shed light on the UFC’s intentions. Originally slated as the headline bout for UFC 295 at Madison Square Garden, Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic promised to be a historic showdown to determine the ultimate heavyweight champion. Sadly, Jon Jones sustained an injury, forcing the UFC to pivot and assemble a new matchup featuring Sergei Pavlovich vs. Tom Aspinall. But it ...

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Fury persists on unconventional journey, confronts Ngannou.

Fury persists on unconventional journey, confronts Ngannou.

Tyson Fury’s journey to becoming the world’s top heavyweight boxer is just the beginning. The charismatic Brit, known for his larger-than-life personality and powerful punches, is set on capitalizing on his newfound status in the sport to enhance his brand and amass wealth. From stepping into the WWE ring to featuring in a Netflix reality series showcasing his personal life, Fury is unafraid to explore unconventional avenues. The latest in a string of crossover bouts takes him to the Middle East to face former UFC star Francis Ngannou, promising a rumored $50 million payday. For Fury, the quest to become ...

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Chronicle of EA Sports UFC Cover Curse Alexander Volkanovski, Israel Adesanya, Valentina Shevchenko

Chronicle of EA Sports UFC Cover Curse: Alexander Volkanovski, Israel Adesanya, Valentina Shevchenko

The EA Sports UFC cover curse has become a legendary part of MMA lore, affecting fighters who grace the covers of EA Sports UFC video games, distinct from the Undisputed series created by THQ. This superstition suggests that fighters featured on the EA Sports UFC game covers tend to suffer losses or career setbacks soon after. A recent instance is Alexander Volkanovski’s loss to Islam Makhachev. But what is the complete timeline of the UFC cover curse? The inaugural EA Sports UFC, launched on June 17, 2014, showcased Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson on its cover, commemorating their epic light ...

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Conor McGregor has been selected as the next UFC challenger for Islam Makhachev.

Conor McGregor has been selected as the next UFC challenger for Islam Makhachev.

Former two-weight UFC champion and Hall of Fame inductee, Daniel Cormier, shared his thoughts on the future of the current lightweight title holder at 155 pounds, Russian fighter Islam Makhachev, following his victory in a rematch against Australian contender Alex Volkanovski at UFC 294. According to Sports reports.kz, Cormier believes that a matchup with Conor McGregor could be a lucrative and significant step for Makhachev’s career. “I believe it’s time for Islam to face Conor McGregor. Consider this: it’s a fight that will bring in substantial revenue, potentially being the UFC’s biggest money-making bout. Why not make it happen? We ...