Results for: Sources Aoki declined Nelson DREAM17 Sugar still rewarded twofight deal in news

  • 3 years ago
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Thanks to Shinya Aoki, Shane Nelson won't be fighting at DREAM.17. However, his willingness to fight one of the sport's elite lightweights on less than two-weeks' notice has not gone unrewarded. MMAjunkie.com has confirmed with multiple sources close to the Japanese-based promotion that while Nelson's contract was voided when Aoki declined to face him at the event, "The Ultimate Fighter 8" cast member was awarded a two-fight deal with the promotion. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Antonio McKee's loss will apparently be Shane Nelson's gain. MMAjunkie.com today learned from sources close to the event that Nelson has agreed to replace McKee and face Shinya Aoki at "DREAM.17: Fight for Japan." DREAM.17 takes place May 29 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and serves as a fundraiser following earthquakes and a tsunami that recently ravaged the country. HDNet is expected to air the show in North America. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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As expected, Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson are slated to tangle in Japan later this year. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, both fighters have agreed to the heavyweight fight, and it is expected to be officially announced by the UFC shortly. The fight Hunt recently dubbed as the "battle of the bulge," is expected to headline UFC Fight Night 51 on Sept. 20 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Hunt (9-8-1) hasn't fought since his Fight of the Year candidate against Antonio read news >>

  • a year ago
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UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson has inked a new nine-fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and plans to retire with the organization. read news >>

  • a year ago
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If he fulfills it, Roy Nelson's new UFC contract should keep him with the promotion for at least three years.  read news >>

  • a year ago
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Cheick Kongo fought the last bout on his current contract when he lost to Roy Nelson at UFC 159 on Saturday. The UFC is not expected to seek a new deal, leaving him to test the free agent waters. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Bellator Fighting Championships has signed once-beaten Russian prospect Magomed Saadulaev. MMAjunkie.com today confirmed the deal with sources close to the fighter. Saadulaev, who has competed at welterweight in his native nation, is expected to drop to 155 pounds under the Bellator banner. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Brazilian lightweight Ricardo Tirloni will soon be Bellator-bound. MMAjunkie.com has learned from sources close to the top prospect that Tirloni has verbally agreed to a multi-fight deal with Bellator Fighting Championships. While his first fight has yet to be determined, Tirloni's debut is likely to take place in a non-tournament bout during the company's upcoming fifth season. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Top Canadian prospect Jordan Mein is Strikeforce-bound. MMAjunkie.com has confirmed with sources close to the promotion that Mein has signed a four-fight deal with the promotion and is expected to debut at an as-yet-unannounced Sept. 10 event. Mein's opponent has yet to be determined. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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The revolving door leading to Shinya Aoki has apparently spun yet again. Just hours after MMAjunkie.com learned that Shane Nelson had agreed to face Shinya Aoki at DREAM.17, DREAM rep Mike Kogan announced via Twitter that Rich Clementi will instead take on "Tobikan Judan." Kogan said that verbal agreements are in place and contracts for the contest are expected to be finalized shortly. read news >>

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