WFC 53 Weights from Pittsburgh

Official weights for WFC 53, featuring a WBO NABO bantamweight championship fight between Antonio Nieves (15-0-1) and Oscar Mojica (9-1) are below. The card takes place Saturday night at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino outside Pittsburgh and is presented by World Fighting Championships.

Antonio Nieves 116.7 vs. Oscar Mojica 117.7
Morgan Fitch 164.5 vs. Victor Kpadenou 167.7
Shianne Gist 143.2 vs. Gabby Holloway TBA
Amonte Eberhardt 153 vs. Roque Zapata TBA
Josh Fisher 169.4 vs. Rick Morias 169.6

Tickets are priced at $100, $50, and $25. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. on fight night. First bell is at 7:00 p.m.

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WFC 53 Weights from Pittsburgh

Official weights for WFC 53, featuring a WBO NABO bantamweight championship fight between Antonio Nieves (15-0-1) and Oscar Mojica (9-1) are below. The card takes place Saturday night at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino outside Pittsburgh and is presented by World Fighting Championships.

Antonio Nieves 116.7 vs. Oscar Mojica 117.7
Morgan Fitch 164.5 vs. Victor Kpadenou 167.7
Shianne Gist 143.2 vs. Gabby Holloway TBA
Amonte Eberhardt 153 vs. Roque Zapata TBA
Josh Fisher 169.4 vs. Rick Morias 169.6

Tickets are priced at $100, $50, and $25. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. on fight night. First bell is at 7:00 p.m.

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Flashback Friday: Dan Henderson Shows Us How to Do a Front Choke

A much younger Dan Henderson shows us how to apply a front choke on his teammate Matt Lindland. The late Ryan Bennett was behind the camera catching Team Quest back in it’s heyday when Randy Couture, Henderson and Lindland were in San Luis Obispo at The Pit, training with Chuck Liddell. You can even catch Chuck Liddell and Ryan Parsons in the background.

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Report: UFC Close to Selling for Around $4 Billion

The UFC is reportedly close to being sold for a price tag of around $4 billion, according to various reports this week.

Two groups are bidding for the leading mixed martial arts promotion, according to a report from ESPN. WME-IMG is working in connection with Dalian Wanda for a bid, and China Media Capital is also in the mix to purchase the promotion for a range $4.1 billion. 

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An earlier report from FloCombat said that the sale is for 100 percent of the company, meaning ownership would transfer totally from brothers Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta, UFC President Dana White, Flash Entertainment and the various other sub-trusts.

While the change in ownership places new heads at the top of the company, the day-to-day business of the UFC will reportedly go largely unchanged. White would remain with the company in a promotional capacity, and other departments, including production, public relations and matchmaking, will remain intact.

Last year, Zuffa, the parent company of the UFC, reportedly enlisted Goldman Sachs to facilitate the sale. White, regardless of the development and reports, denied the sale taking place after news first surfaced.

UFC officials are yet to comment on the situation. An announcement is reportedly expected within the coming weeks, likely around UFC 200 on July 9.

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Weights from Tijuana

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Carlos Ocampo 148 vs. Ramsés Agaton 148.5
Anabel Ortiz 105 vs. Jolene Blackshear 105
José Uzcategui 169 vs. Derrick Findley 170.5
Jaime Munguía 147 vs. Seth Carrillo 147
Jorge García 140.5 vs. Jorge Luis Babuca 141
Sandra Robles 112 vs. Ana Victoria Polo 112
Rafael Guzmán 140 vs. Pedro López 140.5
Omar García 168 vs. Raymundo Verdugo 168

Venue: Auditorio Municipal Tijuana
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: Azteca 7 (Mexico)

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Weights from Tijuana

Photos: Zanfer Promotions

Carlos Ocampo 148 vs. Ramsés Agaton 148.5
Anabel Ortiz 105 vs. Jolene Blackshear 105
José Uzcategui 169 vs. Derrick Findley 170.5
Jaime Munguía 147 vs. Seth Carrillo 147
Jorge García 140.5 vs. Jorge Luis Babuca 141
Sandra Robles 112 vs. Ana Victoria Polo 112
Rafael Guzmán 140 vs. Pedro López 140.5
Omar García 168 vs. Raymundo Verdugo 168

Venue: Auditorio Municipal Tijuana
Promoter: Zanfer
TV: Azteca 7 (Mexico)

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Cuellar vs. Mares cancelled

DiBella Entertainment Statement: Regrettably, due to a medical issue that renders former three-division world champion Abner Mares presently unable to fight in New York State, the Cuellar vs. Mares fight has been cancelled and will be replaced on the Showtime Championship Boxing on CBS telecast next Saturday, June 25. Abner’s condition is in no way life-threatening, nor was it revealed in a blood or urine test; there was no use of any drugs, including PEDs or other banned substances.

In honoring Abner’s right to medical confidentiality, no further information will be released on this situation unless he chooses. An announcement will be forthcoming with respect to the replacement bout that will open the broadcast.

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UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson Weigh-in Video Replay

The 26 fighters competing on Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson fight card officially weighed in on Friday the TD Place Arena in Ottawa, Canada.

The event is headlined by a welterweight bout between title contenders Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson.

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UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson Weigh-in Video Replay

The 26 fighters competing on Saturday’s UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Thompson fight card officially weighed in on Friday the TD Place Arena in Ottawa, Canada.

The event is headlined by a welterweight bout between title contenders Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson.

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UFC Fight Night Ottawa Weigh-in Results: Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson Official for Saturday’s Main Event

The Ultimate Fighting Championship takes the Octagon to Ottawa, Canada for the first time on Saturday with UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs. Thompson at TD Place Arena.

The event is headlined by a welterweight bout between title contenders Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson. The 26 fighters competing on the fight card officially weighed in on Friday.

Both MacDonald and Thompson weighed in at 170.5 pounds for their main event, which officially gets the green light after today’s weigh-in.

Not all fighters came in under their limits, however, as Randa Markos came in at 117.5  pounds for her strawweight bout. She will forfeit 20 percent of her purse to her opponent, Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger, who came in at 115 pounds.

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UFC Fight Night 89 Weigh-in Results:

Main Card (on FOX Sports 1)
Rory MacDonald (170.5) vs. Stephen Thompson (170.5)
Donald Cerrone (171) vs. Patrick Cote (170)
Steve Bosse (205) vs. Sean O’Connell (205)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier (155) vs. Thibault Gouti (156)
Valerie Letourneau (125.5) vs. Joanne Calderwood (125.5)

Preliminary Card (on FOX Sports 2)
Jason Saggo (155) vs. Leandro Silva (155.5)
Misha Cirkunov (205.5) vs. Ion Cutelaba (202.5)
Tamdan McCrory (185) vs. Krzysztof Jotko (184.5)
Chris Beal (134) vs. Joe Soto (135)

Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass)
Elias Theodorou (186) vs. Sam Alvey (185.5)
Randa Markos (117.5) vs. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (115)
Colby Covington (170) vs. Jonathan Meunier (170.5)
Ali Bagautinov (125.5) vs. Geane Herrera (125)

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