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‘UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington’ Live Results

“UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington” goes down Saturday night inside Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington

UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington
When: May 12th, 2018
Where: Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
How: Pay-Per-View
Who:

Preliminary Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT)

Ramazan Emeev vs. Alberto Mina

Jack Hermansson vs. Thales Leites

Sultan Aliev vs. Warlley Alves

(FX 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Sean Strickland

Nick Hein vs. Davi Ramos

Junior Albini vs. Aleksei Oleinik

Cezar Ferreira vs. Karl Roberson

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida

Brian Kelleher vs. John Lineker

Amanda Cooper vs. Mackenzie Dern

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza

Raquel Pennington vs. Amanda Nunes (UFC bantamweight champion)

‘UFC 223: Khabib vs. Iaquinta’ Live Results

“UFC 223: Khabib vs. Iaquinta” goes down Saturday night inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Now Fights Al Iaquinta At UFC 223

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MMA has never seen a more chaotic 24-hour run. On Friday, it was announced Al Iaquinta (pictured) has agreed to face Khabib Nurmagomedov tomorrow at UFC 223.

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UFC 223 Disaster Continues, Max Holloway Pulled From Main Event

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UFC 223 has gone from amazing, to not bad, to nightmare. Sprinkle in some Conor McGregor nonsense and the circus is now complete.

Max Holloway (pictured) has been declared medically unfit to compete for the (vacant?) UFC lightweight title against Khabib Nurmagomedov in Saturday’s main event.

Holloway, the UFC featherweight champion, accepted the scrap on only six days’ notice after interim lightweight champ Tony Ferguson was forced out of his long awaited and highly anticipated showdown with Nurmagomedov with an injury.

The UFC did not state the exact reason why Holloway was pulled, but it was due to weight cutting issues. Although Holloway was moving back up in weight to face the undefeated Russian, it was likely the Hawaiian was well above the required 155 pound limit for a lightweight title tilt when he agreed to the tango.

Holloway issued an apologetic tweet after physicians didn’t allow him to continue his weight cut:

It is unknown if Holloway (most likely not) or Nurmagomedov will still be paid their show money.

UFC 223 was quite promising when Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson for the lightweight crown was initially announced. The rematch between Namajunas and Jedrzejczyk as the co-featured attraction was icing on the cake. Then the card took a nosedive when Ferguson exited.

The lineup lost three fights yesterday when McGregor lost his mind and started smashing the glass of the bus transporting fighters back to the hotel with hand trucks and rails. Michael Chiesa suffered several cuts to his face from flying shards of glass, and Ray Borg reportedly had glass in his eyes. They were both removed from their respective bouts.

Artem Lobov was yanked from his bout against Alex Caceres because he helped teammate McGregor during the melee.

McGregor was arrested late Thursday night and is due in court later today.

The UFC did not mention who will now headline tomorrow’s show inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, but the obvious choice is the co-main event between women’s strawweight champ Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

There are rumblings the UFC is trying to keep Nurmagomedov in the card against Anthony Pettis, who was originally slated to fight Chiesa, but Pettis is running short on time to hit the scale for this morning’s early weigh-ins. Stay tuned…

Here is UFC 223’s current lineup:

Preliminary Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 6:15PM ET/3:15PM PT)

Kyle Bochniak vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov

Devin Clark vs. Mike Rodriguez

Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Bec Rawlings

(Fox Sports 1 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Evan Dunham vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier

Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Joe Lauzon

Felice Herrig vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz

Main Card:

(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Paul Felder vs. Al Iaquinta

Calvin Kattar vs. Renato Moicano

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas (UFC women’s strawweight champion)

Conor McGregor Smashes UFC 223 Bus, Warrant Issued For Arrest (Video)

UFC Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor (pictured) has either transformed into a marketing master, or an entitled brat. Or both.

The current UFC lightweight champion surprised everyone by crashing the end of Thursday’s UFC 223 media day inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It is believed McGregor was partaking in the UFC 223 festivities in support of SBG Ireland teammate Artem Lobov, who faces Alex Caceres in Saturday’s prelims.

However, it’s clear McGregor is still scorching hot from UFC president Dana White’s announcement Wednesday that McGregor will be stripped of his lightweight title the second Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway take center stage to compete for the 155-pound crown in UFC 223’s featured attraction.

McGregor captured the lightweight throne by putting down Eddie Alvarez in November 2016, but has yet to defend his title. Much of his extended hiatus is due to August’s blockbuster boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. where McGregor reportedly walked away with $100 million for the TKO loss.

McGregor and his entourage rushed Barclays’ dock and tried to rush one of the buses that was transporting the UFC 223 fighters back to the hotel. It is believed McGregor thought Nurmagomedov was on that shuttle.

McGregor and his crew went crazy and started throwing objects at the bus, smashing the windshield with either a chair or railing.

Michael Chiesa, who was on the bus, suffered multiple cuts to his face from shards of flying glass. The lightweight is currently in the hospital and his bout against Anthony Pettis is now in jeopardy.

Someone whose fight isn’t uncertain is Lobov. White has yanked him from UFC 223 because he says Lobov joined McGregor in the melee.

White told reporters it was “the most despicable thing in UFC history.” When asked if he still wanted to be in business with McGregor, by far the UFC’s biggest cash cow, White countered, “Would you?”

White added that there is currently a warrant out for McGregor’s arrest and his private plane won’t be allowed to leave New York.

UFC Fight Night 129: Usman vs. Maia

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UFC Fight Night 129: Usman vs. Maia
When: May 19th, 2018
Where: Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile
How: Fox Sports 1
Who:

Andrea Lee vs. Veronica Macedo

Chad Laprise vs. Vicente Luque

Alexa Grasso vs. Tatiana Suarez

Guido Cannetti vs. Diego Rivas

Poliana Botelho vs. Syuri Kondo

Humberto Bandenay vs. Gabriel Benitez

Zak Cummings vs. Michel Prazeres

Henry Briones vs. Frankie Saenz

Jared Cannonier vs. Dominick Reyes

Claudio Puelles vs. Felipe Silva

Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno

Enrique Barzola vs. Brandon Davis

Volkan Oezdemir vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

Demian Maia vs. Kamaru Usman

UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee

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UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee
When: April 21st, 2018
Where: Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey
How: Fox Sports 1
Who:

Preliminary Card:

(UFC Fight Pass 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Tony Martin vs. Keita Nakamura

Merab Dvalishvili vs. Ricky Simon

Aspen Ladd vs. Leslie Smith

(Fox Sports 1 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Corey Anderson vs. Patrick Cummins

Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Luan Chagas

Magomed Bibulatov vs. Ulka Sasaki

Alex Garcia vs. Ryan LaFlare

Main Card:

(Fox Sports 1 10PM ET/7PM PT)

Dan Hooker vs. Jim Miller

Brett Johns vs. Aljamain Sterling

David Branch vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos

Chase Sherman vs. Justin Willis

Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson

Kevin Lee vs. Edson Barboza

‘Cyborg’ On Backburner, Amanda Nunes Meets Raquel Pennington at UFC 224

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After UFC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino steamrolled Yana Kunitskaya on Saturday, Dana White said a scrap against bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes made sense.

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‘UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya’ Live Results

“UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya” goes down Saturday night inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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