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David Branch Released By UFC Following USADA Suspension

David Branch has been axed by the UFC after news broke of his two-year sanction. Yesterday (Sept. 18), USADA announced that Branch failed an out-of-competition drug test back in May. The former two-division World Series of Fighting (WSOF) champion tested positive for ipamorelin. He received a two-year suspension as a...

UFC Middleweight David Branch Hit With Two-Year USADA Suspension

David Branch will have to sit on the shelf for a while as the USADA ban hammer has struck. Earlier today (Sept. 18), USADA announced that Branch has received a two-year sanction for violating the anti-doping policy. This stems from a May 24 out-of-competition drug test. Branch tested positive for...

UFC Vancouver Fighter Pulled, Replacement On Tap

UFC Vancouver has taken a hit as David Branch is out of his scheduled bout against Andrew Sanchez. Luckily, Marvin Vettori will step in on short notice to fight Sanchez. MMA Junkie was first to report. Branch was looking to get back into the win column after dropping two straight...

Two Middleweight Fights Added To UFC Vancouver

Two middleweight bouts have been added to the UFC's return to Vancouver. Sources close to the situation informed MMA Junkie that veteran Uriah Hall will meet Antonio Carlos Jr. at September 14's UFC on ESPN+ 16 from a venue yet to be determined in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The...

UFC Philadelphia Adds David Branch vs. Jack Hermansson

UFC Philadelphia will reportedly feature a middleweight bout between David Branch and Jack Hermansson, according to an MMA Junkie report. The prelims will air on ESPN +, and the main card airs on ESPN. UFC Philadelphia takes place on March 30 from the Wells Fargo Arena and will be...

UFC 230 Winner Jared Cannonier ‘Always Felt In Control’ Against David Branch (Exclusive)

Jared Cannonier’s debut in the UFC’s middleweight division couldn’t have gone any better. The MMA Lab standout knocked out top contender David Branch in the second round at UFC 230 this past Saturday. Despite being the betting underdog heading into the matchup and taking the fight on short-notice, the Alaskan...

Jared Cannonier Felt “Full Of Energy” At Middleweight

Over the weekend, Jared Cannonier broke into the top ten of the UFC's middleweight division in one fight. Cannonier stepped in to fight David Branch at UFC 230 from Madison Square Garden on pay-per-view (PPV). Having formerly competed at 205 pounds, "The Killa Gorilla" made his middleweight debut in...

UFC 230 Highlights: Jared Cannonier Upsets David Branch With Knockout Victory

The UFC middleweight division has now welcomed another top contender. On the main card of UFC 230 from Madison Square Garden, Jared Cannonier upset top ten ranked David Branch inside the Octagon. For the most part, Cannonier was able to defend Branch's takedowns and ground attack nicely. When things established...

David Branch Reacts To Losing Fight With Jacare At UFC 230

David Branch will no longer be fighting Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza at UFC 230 this weekend (Sat. November 3, 2018). Initially, Branch and the Brazilian were paired to square off on the Madison Square Garden card. However, when one of the premier middleweight bouts on the card fell apart, the...

David Branch Responds to Opponent Change for UFC 230

David Branch had long been trying to get a fight with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza; campaigning for the bout against the number five ranked Souza and had finally gotten the fight booked in New York City for UFC 230. However, fate would intervene and an injury to Luke Rockhold would...

David Branch vs. Jared Cannonier Set For UFC 230

David Branch has a new opponent for UFC 230 and his name is Jared Cannonier. Branch was originally scheduled to take on Jacare Souza on the main card of UFC 230. Once Luke Rockhold pulled out of his rematch with Chris Weidman, the UFC needed a replacement opponent. Souza was...

David Branch vs. Jacare Souza Booked for UFC 230 (Updated)

UPDATE: Damon Martin has confirmed the initial report from ESPN on Jacare Souza vs. David Branch. David Branch’s hard work has paid off. Now, comes the hard part. David Branch has been campaigning to face Jacaré Souza on social media after alleging that Souza rejected a fight with him. Branch has...

Jacare’s Manager: “Branch Fight Doesn’t Make Sense”

Following reports that the UFC had planned on David Branch fighting perennial welterweight challenger, Jacare Souza at UFC Sao Paulo on September 22nd, it appears that the bout is all but dead in the water. Branch has been campaigning on Twitter for the bout recently. The former WSOF champion has...

David Branch Claims ‘Jacare’ Turned Down Fight Against Him in UFC’s Return to Brazil

David Branch is looking for a new opponent. The former two-division World Series of Fighting Champion had revealed just recently that he was offered a fight against Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza for the UFC's rumored return to Sao Paulo, Brazil in September. Now according to Branch, he's in need of a new...

David Branch Claims Former Title Contender is Holding up Fight

David Branch claiming is that one former title contender is holding up a fight for an upcoming UFC event. The former World Series of Fighting champion took to his official Twitter account to claim that Ronald Souza is holding up a fight with him that would serve as the...