MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Jon Jones settles with NAC and receives 1-year ban for his failed drug test

480 Jon Jones settles with NAC and receives 1-year ban for his failed drug test MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani’s reported Thursday that Jon Jones and his legal team reached an agreement with the NAC which will have the former UFC light heavyweight champion suspended for one year. Since it’s retroactive, Jones will be able to compete in July 2017, although that won’t be official until a NAC hearing on AC hearing on Dec. 15.     Jessica Andrade now faces Angela Hill at UFC 207 After an injury to Maryna Moroz, Invicta FC champ Angela Hill will return to the UFC later this month to take on Jessica Andrade. The news was first reported by Combate’s Ana Hissa. Hill (6-2) was released from the UFC after going 1-2 with the promotion. Since being released, the TUF 20 competitor has racked up four-straight wins. Andrade (15-5) is coming off back-to-back stoppage victories over Jessica Penne and Joanne Calderwood. UFC 207 takes place December 30th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Georgi Karakhanyan meets Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 170 ESPN reported Thursday that featherweights Georgi Karakhanyan and Emmanuel Sanchez  will clash at Bellator 170 next month. Karakhanyan (26-6-1) heads into this matchup off back-to-back first-round stoppage victories over Bubba Jenkins and Kirill Medvedovski. Sanchez (13-3) had a three-fight winning streak recently snapped in a split decision loss to  Daniel Weichel. Bellator 170 takes place at Los Angeles’ The Forum on January 21st.   UFC 206 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 3

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