• Guido Cannetti accepts 10-month USADA suspension after taking tainted supplement
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    Guido Cannetti will be able to return to the Octagon by the end of the month. USADA, the UFC's anti-doping policy partner, has given the Argentine a 10-month suspension after failing a drug test late last year. USADA announced the news on Friday. Cannetti’s suspension is retroactive to Oct. 28, allowing Cannetti to return to the Octagon after Aug. 28. Cannetti was pulled by USADA from his heated rematch with Marco Beltran at The... Read more »
  • LFA 19 results: Brazilian newcomer Ciro Rodrigues devastates David Michaud
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    http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid4621179066001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAABvaL8JE~,ufBHq_I6FnxR-PQW_F3sm5QdUbP7D6E9&bctid=5545551459001Filed under: AXS TV Fights, NewsFighting in the U.S. for the first time, Brazilian Ciro Rodrigues (21-6) made quite the impression, scoring a first-round stoppage of three-time UFC veteran David Michaud (11-4). The welterweight affair headlined Friday’s LFA 19 event, which aired on AXS TV from Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. Rodrigues opened the contest with a few strong low kicks, while Michaud countered with strong punches up top. A few early clinches proved stalemates, and... Read more »
  • Andrei Arlovski vs. Junior Albini booked for UFC Fight Night 120
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    Andrei Arlovski will look to snap a career worst five-fight skid when he meets Junior Albini in a heavyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 120 on Nov. 11 at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va. The UFC announced the bout Friday. This will be Arlovski’s third appearance in 2017, with his first two ending in disappointing fashion. In January, the former UFC world champion was knocked out in just 92 seconds by Francis... Read more »
  • Cris Cyborg doesn’t want to fight Amanda Nunes ‘because Brazil vs. Brazil is not cool’
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    UFC featherweight Cris Cyborg has no interest in fighting fellow Brazilian and champion Amanda Nunes. Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes are two of the three current UFC women’s champions, so a superfight of sorts between the two Brazilians would make for a lot of intrigue. But it’s a matchup Cyborg hopes to avoid at all costs. Cyborg, who recently won the vacant UFC featherweight title with a TKO win over Tonya Evinger at UFC... Read more »
  • Junior Dos Santos rep says diuretic to blame for flagged test, team seeking potential contaminant
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    Junior Dos Santos’ flagged drug test was due to a diuretic, a representative for the former UFC heavyweight champion today revealed. A statement sent to MMAjunkie by Dos Santos rep Ana Claudia Guedes identifies Hydrochlorothiazide – which is typically used to prevent high blood pressure, according to WebMD.com – as the culprit, and states that team is currently seeking to discover how the substance made it into the Brazilian slugger’s system. Junior tested positive for a substance... Read more »