Featherweight Prospect Yair Rodriguez Requested Matchup vs. Frankie Edgar at UFC 211

Yair Rodriguez doesn’t think his matchup with Frankie Edgar at UFC 211 is a case of too much, too soon.

Lewis Long Gets Quick TKO Victory Due to Che Mills Knee Injury in CWFC 83 Headliner

It was an unexpectedly short night at the office for Lewis Long.

Boxing: ‘Canelo’ Shuts Out Chavez Jr, Will Meet ‘GGG’ in September

What was billed as the fight of the year, the great Mexican rivalry that was going to reinvigorate the sport, wound up being a complete dud. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez wiped the canvas with adversary Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. after years of bickering, shutting him out over 12 uneventful rounds.

Boxing: Saul Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Play-by-Play & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sherdog.com’s live coverage of Saul ”Canelo” Alvarez versus Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. kicks off at 11 p.m. ET live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC Champ Conor McGregor, Girlfriend Dee Devlin Welcome Birth of Son

Conor McGregor is the father of a baby boy.

Kevin ‘Baby Slice’ Ferguson Jr. Added to Bellator 179 Fight Card

Bellator announced on Friday that a new Catchweight bout featuring Kevin ‘Baby Slice’ Ferguson Jr. and newcomer D.J Griffin has been added to the upcoming Bellator 179 fight card at Wembley Arena, May 19. Kevin Ferguson Jr’s father, the late, great Kimbo Slice, had agreed to fight at Bellator 158 in London last year before he tragically passed away last June. Now his son, ‘Baby Slice’ will hope to make his Dad proud in London.

“I am so excited to get back to work and show the world how hard I’ve been grinding,” said Ferguson.

“On a personal level, this fight means a lot to me, not only because I’ll be making my Bellator main card debut, but because I get to show the people in London how a Slice gets down – just like Pop’s told me, keep your guard up, and stand your ground – I’m going to Slice this Griffin guy up real bad.”

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Paul Daley vs Rory MacDonald Bellator 179 kickoff presser

Bellator 179: Daley vs. MacDonald Main Card:

  • Welterweight Main Event: Paul Daley (39-14-2) vs. Rory MacDonald (18-4)
  • Welterweight Feature Bout: Michael Page (12-0) vs. Derek Anderson (14-3)
  • Light Heavyweight Feature Bout: Liam McGeary (12-1) vs. Linton Vassell (17-5)
  • Heavyweight Feature Bout: Cheick Kongo (26-10-2) vs. Augusto Sakai (9-0-1)
  • Catchweight Feature Bout: Kevin Ferguson Jr. (0-1) vs. D.J. Griffin (0-0)

Preliminary Card:

  • Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Jay Dods (6-0) vs. Alfie Davis (6-1)
  • Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Dan Konecke (6-9-1) vs. Stav Economou (17-5)
  • Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Neil Grove (12-8) vs Lukasz Parobiec (12-6)
  • Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Jamie Powell (6-1) vs. Amir Albazi (8-0)
  • Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Umer Kayani (4-3) vs. Nathan Jones (10-5)
  • Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Dan Vinni (14-14) vs. Alex Lohore (10-1)
  • Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Liam Etebar (6-1) vs. Rafal Cejra Cejrowski (2-0)
  • Catchweight Preliminary Bout (150 lbs.): Jeremy Petley (10-8) vs. Chase Morton (6-3)
  • Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Marcin Prostko (4-5) vs. Mike Shipman (9-1)
  • Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Salih Kulucan (4-5) vs. Diego Barbosa (3-0)

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk Explains Her Intimidating Face-Offs

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UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is one of the most intimidating fighters that steps foot inside the Octagon. Hear her talk about how she approaches fight weeks and her opponents ahead of her title defense against Jessica Andrade at UFC 211.

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Ricardo Abreu Receives 4-Year Suspension for Second Steroid Positive

USADA announced on Friday that UFC athlete Ricardo Abreu has tested positive for a prohibited substance and received a four-year sanction for his second anti-doping policy violation.

Abreu, 33, tested positive for 19-norandrosterone (19-NA), the main urinary metabolite of nandrolone (19-nortestosterone) and other 19-norsteroids, above the decision limit of 3.4 ng/mL following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on December 21, 2016. In accordance with standard practice, the exogenous, or non-natural, origin of the 19-NA was further confirmed by sophisticated carbon isotope-ratio mass spectrometry (GC/C/IRMS) analysis, which can reveal the presence of synthetic anabolic agents. In this case, the GC/C/IRMS analysis result was consistent with the exogenous origin of 19-NA. Anabolic Agents, including 19-NA, are non-Specified Substances prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the WADA Prohibited List.

Ricardo Abreu UFC ProfileFollowing notice of his positive test on February 1, 2017, Abreu formally notified UFC and USADA of his retirement from competition. Due to his retirement, Abreu’s four-year period of ineligibility, which was imposed on May 4, 2017, has been tolled and will resume only if he officially notifies UFC and USADA of his return from retirement.

Pursuant to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, all UFC athletes serving a period of ineligibility for an anti-doping policy violation are required to remain in the USADA registered testing pool and make themselves available for testing in order to receive credit for time completed under his or her sanction. As such, Abreu’s retirement has resulted in the tolling of his sanction because he is not subject to no-advance-notice, out-of-competition testing under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy during his retirement.

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Abreu’s first tested positive for 19-norandrosterone and 19-noretiocholanolone following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on June 3, 2016, for which he had received a two-year sanction.

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Watch the Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. Undercard, FREE, Saturday at 7p ET

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Canelo vs Chavez Jr UndercardThe Undercard to the 12-round battle on Cinco de Mayo weekend between two-division champion and superstar Canelo Álvarez and former WBC World Middleweight Champion and countryman Julio César Chávez, Jr. is in a league of its own.

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The full Undercard will feature the following matches:

15-time national amateur champion Ryan “Kingry” Garcia (8-0, 7 KOs) will appear in the bout prior to the start of the PPV in a six-round lightweight fight against Long Beach, New Jersey’s Tyrone Luckey (8-6-3, 6 KOs).

Former US 2012 Olympic Bronze Medalist Marlen Esparza (1-0) of Houston, TX will face Samantha Salazar (2-3-1) of Dallas, TX for a four round flyweight bout. Esparza made her professional debut on March 23 on a stacked Golden Boy Boxing card where she defeated Rachel Sazoff by unanimous decision.

And former Mexican Olympian Raul “El Cugar” Curiel will make his professional debut in a four-round super welterweight bout.

(Fight card subject to change.)

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UFC Announces Huge Summer Kickoff Press Conference

The summer of 2017 will be one of the hottest in UFC history. It features International Fight Week, multiple title fights and some of the sport’s top athletes competing. In anticipation of the event, Dana White will host a Summer Kickoff press conference with some of the athletes from UFC 212 through UFC 214. Additional fight announcements will be made during the event.

Fans are invited to attend the press event free of charge and doors will open at 3:30 p.m. CT. The weigh-ins will take place following the press conference on the same stage.

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WHO:
Dana White
– UFC President
Claudia Gadelha – No. 1 UFC strawweight contender
Karolina Kowalkiewicz – No. 2 UFC strawweight contender
Holly Holm – No. 5 UFC bantamweight contender
Bethe Correia – No. 11 UFC bantamweight contender
Michael Chiesa – No. 7 UFC lightweight contender
Kevin Lee – No. 11 UFC lightweight contender
Cody Garbrandt – UFC bantamweight champion
TJ Dillashaw – No. 2 UFC bantamweight contender

More athletes to be announced during the event

UFC Summer Kickoff Press Conference

WHEN:
Friday, May 12 at 4:30 p.m. CT

WHERE:
American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75219

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