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ufc 191

Jessica Andrade will replace Liz Carmouche and meet Raquel Pennington at UFC 191, the promotion announced recently.

Set for September 5 from Las Vegas, the event features a flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson.

Andrade (13-4) improved to 4-2 inside the Octagon with a victory over Sarah Moras recently. Pennington (5-5) has split her four UFC appearances.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Flyweight Championship
Demetrious Johnson (c) vs. John Dodson

Heavyweight: Frank Mir vs. Andrei Arlovski

Light Heavyweight: Anthony Johnson vs. Jimi Manuwa

Light Heavyweight: Jan Blachowicz vs. Corey Anderson

Female Strawweight: Paige VanZant vs. Alex Chambers

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Ross Pearson vs. Paul Felder

Bantamweight: Francisco Rivera vs. John Lineker

Female Bantamweight: Jessica Andrade vs. Raquel Pennington

Featherweight: Tiago Trator vs. Clay Collard

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Joe Riggs vs. Ron Stallings

Lightweight: Joaquim Silva vs. Nazareno Malegarie

ufc 193

The UFC is finally going to hit Melbourne, Australia – and hit it hard.

UFC 193 will take place November 15 inside the Etihad Stadium. It marks the first event to be held in Melbourne and just the third stadium show for the promotion.

In the main event, Robbie Lawler defends his welterweight title against Carlos Condit. Also, heavyweights Mark Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva rematch from their draw a few years back.

“Finally the UFC is coming to Melbourne in what will be the biggest UFC event ever,” UFC president Dana White said. “There’s been a lot of talk about Melbourne, title fights and stadium shows. The UFC is doing all three at the Etihad Stadium in front of 70,000 people. Australia has been an amazing market for the UFC and to thank the Aussies for all of their support we are bringing the superstar of the welterweight division, UFC world champion Robbie Lawler. He will be facing the always-exciting ‘Natural Born Killer’ Carlos Condit.

“Robbie Lawler is coming off of the most exciting title defense in welterweight history. We are also bringing the rematch of the greatest heavyweight fight I have ever seen between New Zealand legend Mark Hunt vs. Bigfoot Silva. November 15 is going to be insane!”

Other confirmed fights include Michael Bisping vs. Robert Whittaker, Jake Matthews vs. Akbarh Arreola, Kyle Noke vs. Peter Sobotta and Gian Villante vs. Anthony Perosh.

Lawler successfully defended his title vs. Rory MacDonald earlier this year, while Condit – an ex-WEC and interim UFC champion – returned from an extended layoff with a win over Thiago Alves.

Below is the current lineup:

UFC Welterweight Championship
Robbie Lawler (c) vs. Carlos Condit

Heavyweight: Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva

Middleweight: Michael Bisping vs. Robert Whittaker

Lightweight: Jake Matthews vs. Akbarh Arreola

Welterweight: Kyle Noke vs. Peter Sobotta

Light Heavyweight: Gian Villante vs. Anthony Perosh

Middleweight: Daniel Kelly vs. Ricardo Abreu

Welterweight: Richard Walsh vs. Steve Kennedy

ufc 192

Ryan Bader felt like he had done more than enough to warrant a shot at UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier next.

Instead, UFC officials tabbed Alexander Gustafsson for Cormier and gave “Darth” Rashad Evans. Both fights are scheduled to be part of the UFC 192 lineup from Houston.

Bader, a former Ultimate Fighter winner who has won four in a row since a 2013 loss to Glover Teixeira, is ready to deliver vs. Evans. “Suga” marks the fourth former UFC champion Bader will have fought since 2011.

“I go out there and look impressive, there’s nobody else that deserves (the next title shot),” said Bader, during a recent interview with Submission Radio. “At the end of the day my goal is the belt. I’m happy to fight whoever wins that fight.”

First up for Bader will be Evans, who hasn’t fought for over a year due to an extensive knee injury. He was actually scheduled to meet Cormier before going down with the injury.

“Honestly, I’m surprised if he shows up,” Bader said. “If you’re not training for two years your body isn’t used to that, the rigors of a training camp and what you have to put it through to be in peak physical condition.

“You can skate by and do just enough and show up to the fight pretty much unprepared, but you made it. We’ll see how that happens. Two ACL surgeries in a row is no joke, especially at his age.”

ronda rousey

Kleio Valentien jumped at the opportunity to portray Ronda Rousey in an adult movie.

Valentien, who plays the leader in “Ronda ArouseMe,” recently talked with Submission Radio about the film.

“I was really excited about it,” she said. “I love watching UFC. I used to love watching PRIDE.

“I grew up first watching boxing and then whenever all of the MMA fights started coming around a whole lot and being publicized, I started watching. Getting to play a role of a woman who is badass and kicks ass, I’m like, ‘yes, of course I would love to.'”

Valentien, though, admitted that many people have called her out on the film, saying she “doesn’t look exactly like Ronda.”

“I’m sorry I don’t like exactly like her,” she said. “I don’t look as hot as her. She’s (expletive) fit as hell and amazing.”

Rousey, during a social media question-and-answer session, said she was happy with the film because it was allowing people to make money. That pleased Valentien.

“I’m glad that she is not angry about it and that she’s a good sport about it,” she said.

ufc fight night 74

In what is one of the longest droughts in recent memory, the UFC will return next Sunday night with UFC Fight Night 74.

Set for the SaskTel Centre in Saskatchewan, Canada, the main card and most of the prelims air live on FOX Sports 1. This marks the first UFC card to take place in Saskatchewan.

In the main event, featherweights Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira do battle.

Holloway (13-3) has won six in a row since a loss to Conor McGregor via decision back in 2013. That includes stoppage wins over Cub Swanson, Akira Corassani, Clay Collard, Andre Fili and Will Chope.

Oliveira (20-4) is on a four-fight win streak after a decision defeat at the hands of former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. He has submitted Nik Lentz, Hatsu Hioki and Andy Ogle during his recent run.

Also set for the main card are Neil Magny vs. Erick Silva, Patrick Cote vs. Josh Burkman, Chad Laprise vs. Francisco Trinaldo, Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Tony Sims and Maryna Moroz vs. Valerie Letourneau.

All the action begins on UFC Fight Pass at 6 p.m. ET with Shane Campbell vs. Elias Silverio and Daniel Jolly vs. Misha Cirkunov. Four other prelims air on FS1 at 7 p.m. ET featuring Sam Stout-Frankie Perez, Yves Jabouin-Felipe Arantes, Nikita Krylov-Marcos Rogerio de Lima and Chris Kelades-Chris Beal.

FightLine will be bringing you coverage all week leading up to the event, along with play-by-play the night of the fights.

Below is the current lineup, along with a video promo:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/9 p.m. ET)

Featherweight: Max Holloway vs. Charles Oliveira

Welterweight: Neil Magny vs. Erick Silva

Welterweight: Patrick Cote vs. Josh Burkman

Lightweight: Chad Laprise vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Lightweight: Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Tony Sims

Female Strawweight: Maryna Moroz vs. Valerie Letourneau

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/7 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Sam Stout vs. Frankie Perez

Bantamweight: Yves Jabouin vs. Felipe Arantes

Light Heavyweight: Nikita Krylov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima

Flyweight: Chris Kelades vs. Chris Beal

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Shane Campbell vs. Elias Silverio

Light Heavyweight: Daniel Jolly vs. Misha Cirkunov

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