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BREAKING: Anderson Silva suspended one year, fined $380k!

BREAKING: Anderson Silva suspended one year, fined $380k!

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva finally had his day in ‘court’, when he appeared in front of the Nevada State Athletic Commission to deal with his failed drug tests from UFC 183.

If you recall, Anderson tested positive for banned substances after his unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz at January’s UFC 183 event in Las Vegas.

Today’s hearing lasted quite some time, with lots of back and forth between Silva’s team and the commission.

Silva’s team tried to play the pills were for ‘sexual performance’ defense, but the commission was not buying it.

In the end, the commission handed “The Spider” a one-year suspension and fined the former UFC champion $380,000 for his negligence.

Anderson’s victory over Nick Diaz was also overturned to a no-contest by the commission.

At 40-years of age, do you think we will ever see Anderson Silva step back in to the octagon?

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Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone set for UFC on FOX 17‏

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone set for UFC on FOX 17‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

Rafael dos Anjos will make his first ever UFC  lightweight title defense this December when he squares off with #1 contender Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC on FOX 17.

UFC officials confirmed the booking today with FOXSports.com.

UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos (24-7 MMA) will return to the cage for the first time since winning the title from Anthony Pettis at March’s UFC 185 event in Dallas. “RDA” is currently riding a four-fight winning streak, which includes victories over Nate Diaz, Jason High and former champion Benson Henderson.

Meanwhile, Donald Cerrone (28-6  MMA) was last seen in action at May’s UFC 187 event in Las Vegas, where he scored a second-round TKO victory over John Makdessi. After dropping a decision to “RDA” in August of 2013,  “Cowboy” has since put together an impressive eight-fight win streak inside the UFC’s stacked lightweight division.

UFC on FOX 17 takes place December 19 live from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main card will air on FOX following the prelims which will likely be shown on a combination of FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Who takes this championship bout? Stay tuned to KalapakiJoes.com for all your major UFC News!

 

Stipe Miocic vs. Ben Rothwell set for UFN 76 in Dublin‏

Stipe Miocic vs. Ben Rothwell set for UFN 76 in Dublin‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

A key heavyweight bout with title implications will take place at  October’s UFC Fight Night 76 event, as MMAJunkie is reporting that contenders Stipe Miocic and Ben Rothwell have agreed to throw down in Dublin.

Stipe Miocic (13-2 MMA) will return to action for the first time since May’s UFC Fight Night 65 event, where he scored a fifth-round TKO victory over veteran slugger Mark Hunt. The 32-year-old has won four of his past five fights, with his lone loss in that time coming to former champ Junior dos Santos via decision.

Meanwhile, Ben Rothwell (35-9 MMA) will be looking to extend his current win streak to four in a row when he squares off with Miocic in Ireland. “Big Ben” was most recently seen in action at June’s UFC Fight Night 68 event, where he scored a first-round submission victory over Matt Mitrione. Prior to that, Rothwell had scored back-to-back TKO victories over Alistair Overeem and Brandon Vera respectively.

UFC Fight Night 76 takes place October 24 live from 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. The event is headlined by a lightweight bout between surging contenders Joseph Duffy and Dustin Poirier. The entire card is expected to air on UFC Fight Pass.

Who do you have winning this heavyweight tilt? Stay tuned to KalapakiJoes.com for all your major UFC News!

Liz Carmouche vs. Raquel Pennington set for UFC 191‏

Liz Carmouche vs. Raquel Pennington set for UFC 191‏

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

 

 

 

A key women’s bantamweight bout between Liz Carmouche and Raquel Pennington is the latest addition to September’s UFC 191 event.

The bout was announced on Wednesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1.

Liz Carmouche (10-5 MMA) will return to action for the first time since April’s UFC Fight Night 63 event, where she scored a unanimous decision victory over Lauren Murphy. Prior to that, “Girl-Rilla” was coming off back-to-back decision losses to Miesha Tate and Alexis Davis respectively.

Meanwhile, Raquel Pennington (5-5 MMA) returns to action for the first time since suffering a unanimous decision loss to the highly-touted Holly Holm at February’s UFC 184 event in LA. Prior to the setback, “Rocky” was coming off a submission win over Ashlee Evans-Smith, which she earned at December’s UFC 181 pay-per-view event in Dallas.

UFC 191 takes place September 5 live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event is headlined by a flyweight title fight rematch featuring champion Demetrious Johnson taking on challenger John Dodson.

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