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MMA News Roundup: UFC official reveals new details about IV usage, Andrew Tate’s lawyer gives prison sentence update, Erin Blanchfield pulls off upset win


We bring the most important UFC updates and other news from the world of mixed martial arts in today’s edition of Sportskeeda’s daily MMA News Roundup.

We discuss Saturday night’s major event outcomes, recent developments in the Islam Makhachev situation, and other topics in this issue.

#3. Senior UFC VP reveals taking IV was never allowed in Perth

Under the guidance of a medical practitioner, fighters are permitted by USADA regulations to receive no more than 100ml of an IV infusion in a 12-hour period. In light of the accusations levelled by Alexander Volkanovski’s team against Islam Makhachev, the promotion recently made this clear.

As UFC 284 was held in Perth, Australia, and the Combat Sports Commission of Western Australia outright prohibits the intravenous administration of any fluids during fight week, taking IVs was never permitted during the event.

Jeff Novitzky, the senior vice president of athlete health and performance for the UFC, released the information. He also made it clear that they were adhering to the commission’s position and seeing Makhachev as innocent of all charges.

In a statement to MMA Fighting, the WA commission said that there was no “conclusive proof” that any of the contestants had broken any rules. Yet, given Novitzky’s most recent comments and Ali Abdelaziz’s deleted tweets, Makhachev’s situation is undoubtedly ambiguous.

#2. Andrew Tate’s current detention period ends this month

After being detained on suspicion of rape, human trafficking, and organised crime, Andrew Tate is currently incarcerated in a Romanian jail for a prolonged period of time. He recently recruited Tina Glandian, a famous attorney who has previously defended Chris Brown and Mike Tyson.
Glandian recently spoke with Shelagh Fogarty of LBC and confirmed that Tate’s current jail spell will end on February 27. She continued, saying she was not hopeful for the Tate brothers’ release and that things were not looking well for them.

“In the coming days, we’ll learn whether the current detention order, which expires on February 27, is still in effect. The prosecution will need to submit their request for an additional 30-day extension quickly if they plan to do so. Then we’ll hold a hearing to discuss it. We obviously hope that they are now released and the situation is not prolonged, but am I optimistic about that? No.”

#1. Erin Blanchfield finishes Jessica Andrade in Round 2

At the event on Saturday night, Erin Blanchfield demonstrated her mettle and demonstrated that she was the real deal.

After Taila Santos withdrew from the UFC Vegas 69 main event, Jessica Andrade, a previous champion, was put in Blanchfield’s path. Yet she rose to the occasion and submitted “Bate Estaca” by rear-naked choke in the second round.
With the largest victory of her career, “Cold Blooded” extended her winning streak in the promotion to five matches. In the octagon interview, Blanchfield planned for a flyweight title challenge, as one might anticipate.

She stated that she would really like for “Bullet” to defeat Alexa Grasso in the post-fight press conference because she wants to unseat the reigning champion for the title. Since that Shevchenko has established an air of invincibility about herself in the division, her objective is understandable.

Blanchfield would become the youngest female champion in UFC history if she is successful in winning the championship fight within the next year.

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