UFC Rankings: Kyoji Horiguchi Moves Into Top-3 At Flyweight

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On the heels of his win over Ali Bagautinov, Kyoji Horiguchi finds himself ranked third in the latest UFC flyweight rankings. Horiguchi, a former title contender who fell to Demetrious Johnson at UFC 186, has now won three in a row. Marion Reneau was also a mover, as she climbed two spots to 13th at female bantamweight, while Alexander Volkov debuted at heavyweight with a 13th-place honor. Krzysztof Jotko is now ranked 11th at middleweight after his win over Thales Leites at UFC Fight Night 100. Uriah Hall, Rashad Evans, Bryan Caraway and Eddie Wineland were among those who fell in the latest rankings.

Rashad Evans, Ontario Commission Statements On UFC 206 Cancellations

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On Monday, shortly after the news surfaced, the former UFC 205-pound and TUF Champion took to social media to address his fight with Kennedy being cancelled for the second time in a row. The following is the statement Evans released via his official Twitter page yesterday:
“Despite the latest news on not getting a license to fight in Toronto I am 100% healthy. I will not retire. Thank yuh for the support. The UFC have been very helpful with making sure I am ok and getting this cleared up. I apologize to Tim Kennedy for the inconvenience.”
In addition to Evans, both the UFC and the Ontario Commission issued statements regarding the matter. Below is the statement released by the Ontario Commission. To read the UFC statement, click here.
“The Office of the Athletics Commissioner is responsible for upholding medical requirements, which are put in place to protect the safety of contestants. In regards to the UFC 206 event on December 10, Mr. Evans has not cleared Ontario’s medical licensing requirements. We can confirm that his proposed bout has not been approved but are unable to comment further on his private and confidential medical information.”

Machida On 18-Month Suspension: “I Want To Say I’m Very Disappointed In USADA”

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https://youtu.be/tc7nxBq4Ots After releasing a lengthy statement regarding his 18-month suspension for violating the USADA Anti-Doping Policy implemented by the UFC, former 205-pound champion Lyoto Machida spoke with Ariel Helwani about the matter during his appearance on Monday’s edition of “The MMA Hour” at MMAFighting.com. “When the UFC brought USADA in, I thought it was to instruct and educate all the fighters,” Machida said on Monday. “But instead they came in to punish in a very unreasonable fashion. Machida continued, expressing his disappointment in USADA for their decision to suspend him 18-months for a violating of the policy, which he claims was a result of an over-the-counter supplement he had taken. “I want to say that I’m very disappointed in USADA,” said Machida. “I think it is all extremely unfair. I take the blame for taking 7-keto. It was banned substance, since I bought it over the counter at a supplement store, when it stated on its label 60 vegetarian capsules. “For me, USADA didn’t give us proper instruction, and I think they failed in giving us an education about everything. So, they only sent me a proper list of banned supplements after they decided on my suspension, so they sent me maybe two-to-three days later, they sent me the list of the supplements so I could understand everything. But before it was where it was supposed to be, it didn’t happen.”

For Family: Fight Blog With Titan FC 42 Fighter Kurt Holobaugh Part 3

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Fight camp is coming to an end and Kurt Holobaugh is ready. Done with his regular 9 to 5 job until after the fight, Holobaugh is focusing on getting in as much mat time as possible. Making the minor adjustments necessary, adjustments that could mean the difference between a victory and a defeat. Even with his fight camp winding down, Kurt makes sure to make time for the kids he trains on an every day basis. Always coaching and building, doing his part to help his team and community. “…I’m trying to teach them everything I can. To get them ready for whatever they want do in life.  It might not even be fighting, or jiu-jitsu, or sports but just in general, ya know? Just trying to give them every bit of knowledge that I can to help them succeed. To do better things when their older. Ya know, if some of my kids lose then im definitely there to help them keep their head up and move on to the next thing.” Fighters like Kurt are the ones that should be recognized and celebrated throughout the sport. The guy who coaches and trains every day. The guy who goes out of his way, even during his fight camp, to make sure he is there to support all of his young athletes. The guy who see’s his team as family. Listen to the full interview and hear Kurt talk about what it’s like fighting the very best in MMA, his thoughts on UFC 205, and who he thinks “The Notorious” Conor McGregor should fight next. Make sure to watch Kurt fight dangerous Lightweight Yosdenis Cedeno at Titan FC 42 on December 2 in Coral Gables, FL exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

UFC Fight Night 100 Medical Suspensions: ‘Minotouro’ Nogueira Sidelined 45 Days

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was one of four competitors from this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo card to receive a 45-day medical suspension.

Rashad Evans Denied License to Compete at UFC 206; Bout vs. Tim Kennedy Canceled Again

The same medical issue that prevented Rashad Evans from competing at UFC 205 will also keep him from facing Tim Kennedy at UFC 206 next month.

Kelvin Gastelum Suspended 6 Months for Failing to Appear at UFC 205 Weigh-Ins

Kelvin Gastelum’s decision to skip the official early weigh-ins ahead of UFC 205 could cost him more than just a missed fight purse.

Megan Anderson, Charmaine Tweet to Headline Invicta FC 21 on Jan. 14

A featherweight clash pitting Megan Anderson against Charmaine Tweet will top the Invicta Fighting Championships bill on Jan. 14.

CABMMA Changes Stewart-Barroso Result at UFC Fight Night 100 to No Contest

The result of the light heavyweight bout between Darren Stewart and Francimar Barroso at UFC Fight Night Sao 100 in Sao Paulo this past Saturday has been overturned to a no contest by the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA).

Ralek Gracie to Face Hisaki Kato at Bellator 170 in Los Angeles

Ralek Gracie has an opponent for his Bellator MMA debut, as the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace will square off against Hisaki Kato in Los Angeles on Jan. 21.