The MMA Report Live today at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT: Emanuel Newton, Bobby Lashley, Jeff Aronson, and Paul Fontaine

The MMA Report Live take place today at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT on RadioInfluence.com and the show is hosted by Jason Floyd of TheMMAReport.com.MMAReportLive

On today’s show, Jason will be joined by Bellator light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton, Bellator heavyweight Bobby Lashley, Titan FC CEO Jeff Aronson, and Paul Fontaine of MMADraws.com.

Also, the latest news in the world of mixed martial arts including the latest fight bookings in UFC, Bellator, and the World Series of Fighting.

Below is the scheduled times today’s guest will appear on the show:

  • 11:10 – Emanuel Newton
  • 11:20 – Bobby Lashley
  • 11:35 – Jeff Aronson
  • 11:50 – Paul Fontaine

Along with topics about, Jason will take your phone calls at (813) 434-1037, tweets, and questions can be left in the comment section below.

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UFC 179 Embedded – Episode 3

In the third episode of “Embedded” for UFC 179, Junior dos Santos predicts a Jose Aldo win, Urijah Faber and Phil Davis work out, Team Alpha Male on the beach, and Conor McGregor arrives in Brazil.

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Three bouts added to ONE FC 23: Battle of Lions

ONE FC 23: Battle of Lions will take place on November 7th in Singapore and the organization has added three new fights to the card with the matchups being Zorobabel Moreira vs. Koji Ando, Rocky Batolbatol vs. Martin Nguyen, and Jeff Huang vs. Zuli Silawanto.ONE FC 23

The fight bookings were announced by ONE FC on Friday.

ONE FC 23: Battle of Lions will come from the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Noveber 7th and will be headlined by an inuaugural middleweight title bout as Leandro Ataides meets Igor Svirid.

“ONE Fighting Championship returns to Singapore with another night of world-class mixed martial arts action at the iconic Singapore Indoor Stadium,” ONE FC CEO Victor Cui said. “Zorobabel Moreira is one of the top lightweights in the world and he returns to the ONE FC cage to take on Koji Ando, who is on one of the hottest streaks in the division. Get set for a night of adrenaline pumping mixed martial arts action as the superstars of ONE FC returns to battle it out inside the ONE FC cage!”

The current ONE FC 23: Battle of Lions fight card is below.

Leandro Ataides (7-0) vs. Igor Svirid (9-1)
Bakhtiyar Abbasov (12-3) vs. Luis Santos (60-9-1)
Dwayne Hinds (9-0) vs. Warren De Reuck (6-0)
Aung La N Sang (16-9) vs. Tatsuya Mizuno (12-10)
Kirstie Gannaway (0-0) vs. Adek Omar (0-0)
Amir Khan (1-1) vs. Waqar Umar (3-1)
Zorobabel Moreira (7-2) vs. Koji Ando (10-3-2)
Rocky Batolbatol (5-0) vs. Martin Nguyen (3-0)
Jeff Huang (4-1) vs. Zuli Silawanto (6-8)
Major Overall (5-1) vs. Cary Bullos (7-1)

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Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver headlines UFC Fight Night 59 on January 18 in Boston

Earlier this week, it was reported on UFC Tonight that Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver was in the works and the UFC has made the fight official as they will meet in the main event of UFC Fight Night 59.

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Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The UFC announced the fight booking on Friday morning and the event will come from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on January 18th.

The fight card will air on Fox Sports 1 and January 18th is a Sunday. This is the same day as the NFC and AFC title games, which will air on Fox and CBS.

McGregor (16-2) is coming off a first round TKO win at last month’s UFC 178 against Dustin Poirier. It was his fourth win in the UFC and three of those wins have come by TKO.

Siver (22-9, NC) returned from suspension earlier this month and defeated Charles Rosa by decision at UFC Fight Night 53. Since dropping to featherweight, Siver has gone 3-1, 1NC.

Tickets for UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver will go on sale Thursday, November 20th.

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Rick Hawn: I’m bringing in a different mentality and style for this fight

On Friday night, two time Bellator tournament winner Rick Hawn will find himself in a familiar spot.Rick Hawn

The 38 year-old former Judo player started his run with the promotion in the welterweight division with three consecutive wins, but eventually lost a split decision to a much bigger Jay Hieron in the season four tournament final.

Hawn, diminutive for the 170 pound class, dropped down to lightweight and had success – winning a tournament and challenging for a championship. Later on in 2013, Hawn would return to the welterweight division, filling in as a late-replacement in the season 9 tournament against a similar-sized opponent in Herman Terrado.

“I originally took that (Terrado) fight and entered the tournament as a welterweight, because size wasn’t going to be a huge issue against Terrado,” said Hawn.

Following a decision win over Terrado, Hawn topped Brent Weedman and Ron Keslar to win the tournament and earn an opportunity to challenge Douglas Lima for the promotion’s welterweight strap. As was the case in the Hieron fight, size played a major role.

“He (Lima) probably had at least 20-pounds on me by fight time. I was 185, and he told me he was around 205 the day of fight,” said Hawn. “Given that and his several-inch advantage of reach made a big difference. I’m not making excuses – those are just the facts of the fight. I made the choice to fight at 170.”

And now he’s making the choice to return to lightweight. Hawn is set to face a fellow lightweight tournament winner in Dave Jansen at Bellator 130.

“Dave Jansen is a very tough fighter and a gritty wrestler. I’ve met him before and talked with him – he’s a cool kid. He’s been out for a while now, but he’s definitely flying under the radar,” said Hawn. “His biggest attribute is that he’s tough mentally. He’s got that aggressive wrestler’s mentality, and he grinds fights out by wearing guys down.”

While the situation is similar, Hawn expects to showcase a few new tools and adjustments to an arsenal that has already led to success in the Bellator cage.

“I’m bringing in a different mentality and style for this fight. Or, at least, it’s an improved version of my original style,” said Hawn. “I’m definitely working hard on improving and being a different kind of fighter than the fans are used to seeing.”

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Watch the UFC 179 Weigh-Ins today at 2 p.m. ET

The UFC 179 Weigh-Ins will take place today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and they will be streamed live on TheMMAReport.com.UFC 179

Today’s weigh-ins will come from the Maracanazinho Gymnasium and the weigh-ins will begin at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.

Following the conclusion of the weigh-ins, the results will be posted.

Main Card: (PPV – 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)
Jose Aldo (24-1) vs. Chad Mendes (16-1)
Glover Teixeira (22-3) vs. Phil Davis (12-2, 1NC)
Fabio Maldonado (21-7) vs. Hans Stringer (22-5-3)
Darren Elkins (17-4) vs. Lucas Martins (15-1)
Carlos Diego Ferreira (11-0) vs. Beneil Dariush (8-1)

Preliminary Card: (Fox Sports 1 – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Neil Magny (12-3) vs. William Macario (7-1)
Yan Cabral (11-1) vs. Naoyuki Kotani (33-11-7)
Scott Jorgensen (15-9) vs. Wilson Reis (18-5)
Felipe Arantes (16-6-1, 2NC) vs. Andre Fili (13-2)

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Gilbert Burns (8-0) vs. Christos Giagos (10-2)
Fabricio Camoes (14-8-1) vs. Tony Martin (8-2)

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Watch the UFC 179 Q&A with Conor McGregor at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT

Prior to the UFC 179 weigh-ins in Brazil, the UFC will hold the fan Q&A with featherweight Conor McGregor and it will be streamed live on TheMMAReport.comUFC 179

The Q&A will come from the Maracanazinho Gymnasium and will begin at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.

The UFC 179 Q&A with McGregor will be streamed live below and a replay video will be available following the conclusion of today’s event.

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Diego Sanchez out of UFC 180 with an injury

Joe Lauzon pulled out of his UFC 180 bout against Diego Sanchez due to an injury yesterday and now Sanchez has also pulled out of the November 15th fight card with an injury.

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Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports

Sanchez’s withdrawal from the fight card was announced by the UFC on Thursday evening.

UFC 180 will come from the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico on November 15th and will be headlined by Fabricio Werdum meeting Mark Hunt for the interim UFC heavyweight title.

According to the UFC statement on Sanchez’s withdrawal, the welterweight bout between Edgar Garcia and Hector Urbina will replace Lauzon-Sanchez on the main card broadcast on pay-per-view.

The current UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt fight card is below.

Fabricio Werdum (17-5-1) vs. Mark Hunt (10-8-1)
Jake Ellenberger (29-8) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (10-0)
Ricardo Lamas (14-3) vs. Dennis Bermudez (15-3)
Edgar Garcia (14-3) vs. Hector Urbina (16-8-1)
Jessica Eye (10-2) vs. Leslie Smith (7-5-1)
Augusto Montano (13-1) vs. Chris Heatherly (8-2, 1NC)
TBD vs. TBD – TUF Latin America Featherweight Final
TBD vs. TBD – TUF Latin America Bantamweight Final

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World Series of Fighting 16 official for December 16th in Las Vegas with two title fights

The final World Series of Fighting event of 2014 will take place at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on December 16th and the event will feature two title fights.WSOF 16

In the main event, Rousimar Palhares will make his first welterweight title defense as he is challenge by Jon Fitch, and Rick Glenn will defend the featherweight title in the co-main event against Lance Palmer.

The event along with the two title fights were announced by the World Series of Fighting on Thursday evening.

Palhares (16-6) become the promotions second welterweight champion when he defeated Steve Carl by submission in March. It was his 13th career win by submission and he has won back to back fights by submission. Fitch (26-6-1, 1NC) has won back to back fights and both wins have come in the World Series of Fighting. His most recent victory came in July as he defeated Dennis Hallman by decision.

Glenn (15-2-1) has gone unbeaten in his last 13 fights and became the featherweight champion in June when he defeated Georgi Karakhanyan. He is 3-0 in the promotion and two of those wins have come by TKO. Palmer (8-1) is out of the Team Alpha Male camp and has gone 1-1 in the promotion. Following a lost to Karakhanyan, he returned in June and defeated Nick LoBosco.

More details on this fight card including ticket information will be announced shortly by the World Series of Fighting.

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Bryson Gutches tested positive for Furosemide at World Series of Fighting 12 in August

World Series of Fighting 12 preliminary card fighter Bryson Gutches is facing a suspension with the Nevada Athletic Commission after he tested positive for Furosemide.wsof-flat-color-outline

The Nevada Athletic Commission confirmed the substance he tested positive for to TheMMAReport.com on Thursday.

Gutches is on the agenda for Monday’s Nevada Athletic Commission meeting for a temporary suspension and is item number twenty-six.

According to Drugs.com, “Furosemide is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt, allowing the salt to instead be passed in your urine. Furosemide treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or a kidney disorder such as nephrotic syndrome. This medication is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).”

TheMMAReport.com will be calling into Monday’s Nevada Athletic Commission meeting and it will be streamed live on the site beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT.

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