With Rakoczy up next, Frausto already eyeing showdown with Tate at Strikeforce
Prior to fast-rising female prospect Zoila Frausto's (4-0) Showtime appearance at this past November's "Strikeforce Challengers IV" event, not many people outside of the California fight scene had heard of the "Warrior Princess."But with a rapid-fire barrage of powerful kicks and an excellent display of Muay Thai in her win over Elisha Helsper, Frausto left many fans across the country clamoring for more.
Bellator FC headed to Kansas City with four events in 2010
Under the terms of the agreement, four Bellator MMA events will be staged at the highly popular Kansas City Power & Light District, which is owned and managed by The Cordish Company, a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate known for its tremendously successful development of mixed-use entertainment districts in high-profile destinations throughout the country including Baltimore, Houston, Louisville, Ky., Atlantic City, N.J., Hollywood, Fla., and Charleston, S.C.
Mark Coleman Hasn't Changed His Style In 13 Years
That's coming from his opponent this weekend, Randy Couture. "The Natural" believes his cardio and Greco-Roman background is going to overwhelm "The Hammer’s" one-dimensional wrestling. And it's the same style he's used for 13 years according to Couture.
Colt Toombs -- Son of 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper -- to Make Pro Debut Thursday
After an unbeaten amateur run, Colt Toombs will make his professional debut on Thursday night in an undercard bout during a Tachi Palace Fights card in Leemore, Calif.
Toombs is the son of former professional wrestling great "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.
A member of Team Quest, the 20-year-old Toombs went 4-0 in amateur competition as a featherweight, winning twice by TKO, once by submission and once by decision. His last amateur bout was last October.
In his pro debut, he'll face Art Becerra, who is 1-1 and last fought in Sept. 2008.
Yoshida vs. Guymon added to UFC 113 Prelims
A welterweight match-up has been added to the preliminary card for UFC 113 in Montreal as Japanese Judoka, Yoshiyuki Yoshida, will square off against Mike "Joker" Guymon.
The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday by sources close to the contest who advised the fight has been agreed to by the participants, with bout agreements to follow shortly.
Yoshiyuki Yoshida (11-4) returns to action for the first time since suffering a devastating knockout loss to Anthony Johnson at UFC 104 in October. The former GCM champion is currently 2-2 in the UFC with wins over competitors such as Brandon Wolff and War Machine.
Tapout Opens Charles "Mask" Lewis Theater
TapouT officials on Monday night opened the Charles “Mask” Lewis Theater at it’s headquarters in Grand Terrace, Calif., and held it‘s inaugural event, a premiere of the movie "Unrivaled.”
Named in honor of the company’s late co-founder, Charles Lewis Jr., who was tragically killed in a Newport Beach car crash in March, the 92-seat theater features tiered, stadium style seating behind a front row of leather seats.
It is gladiator-themed with columns and two lion heads on each side of the screen and a chariot podium that sits in the center of a small speaking stage.
UFC 109's Mac Danzig: If I don't beat Justin Buchholz, I don't belong in the UFC
Where in the world did Mac Danzig go?
"The Ultimate Fighter 6" winner was on the scene one day in Las Vegas, training with the world's best, a UFC contract in hand. Then, he was gone.
Danzig, 30, said he disappeared for three months and got fat. Fat for a lightweight, that is, at 183 pounds. He didn't train. He didn't run. He didn't watch fights. Nothing.
Never mind how you get fat as a vegan (answer: Trader Joe's vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and soy ice cream); he hadn't taken off that much time since he got in the game almost nine years ago.
WEC on PPV- Aldo, Faber, Cerrone, Henderson, and Brown.
Finally the WEC has made it to PPV. Somewhat disappointing that it's $44.99 as opposed to free on Versus, but they deserve to be. WEC has been putting on great cards and great fights for the fans for a long time and now their expanding.
Featured fights include Urijah Faber vs. Jose Aldo (Featherweight Championship)
Donald Cerrone vs. Benson Henderson (Lightweight Championship)
Mike Brown vs. Manny Gamburyan
Strikeforce Miami Fighter Payouts
The FSBC has released the official fighter payouts from Strikeforce Miami this past weekend. The total disclosed payouts were $469,600 with the largest share-$100,000-going to both Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler. Although the figures report that Herschel Walker was paid only $600 for his fight, he did earn "six figures", likely through a signing bonus or other arrangements.
UFN 21 Main Card Finalized
In addition to announcing the date and venue today, UFC also announced the full main card for UFC Fight Night 21 in March. The previous headline fights of Kenny Florian vs. Takanori Gomi & Roy Nelson vs. Stefan Struve will be joined by Nate Quarry vs. Jorge Rivera and Ross Pearson vs. Dennis Siver. 3 prelim fights were also confirmed.
Roy Nelson vs. Stefan Struve at UFC Fight Night 21
The "Ultimate Fighter" meets "The Skyscraper" in North Carolina on March 31.
Roy Nelson, the season 10 winner from the popular reality show, faces Stefan Struve in a heavyweight contest on the upcoming UFC Fight Night 21. The event will serve as the lead-in to the newest season for the Spike TV show.
MMAWeekly.com confirmed the long rumored bout with sources close to the fight that said bout agreements have been issued. Nelson also made a post via his Facebook page on Tuesday stating, "Stefan Struve should be the next fight in March."
Sengoku Raiden Championships 12 matchups include champ Jorge Santiago, Wilson Reis
World Victory Road officials today announced three bouts for their next event, Sengoku Raiden Championships 12, and notable competitors include middleweight title-holder Jorge Santiago and former EliteXC bantamweight champion Wilson Reis.
The event, which airs on HDNet in North America, takes place March 7 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.
Santiago takes on Mamed Khalidov in a rematch, Reis meets Yuji Hoshino, and Shigeki Osawa meets fellow featherweight Kyung Ho Kang.
Sengoku Raiden Championships 12 is WVR's first event of 2010; the promotion hasn't hosted a show since it teamed up with DREAM for the Dec. 31 "Dynamite!! 2009" show.
UFN 21 Announced For North Carolina
UFC officially announced UFC Fight NIght 21 today, the event will take place on March 31 in Charlotte, NC. The main event and co-main event were also confirmed, those being Kenny Florian vs. Takanori Gomi and TUF 10 winner Roy Nelson vs. Stefan Struve. Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Fight Club members, Friday for Newsletter subscribers.
Heavyweights Todd Duffee and Mike Russow agree to meet at UFC 114 in May
A heavyweight matchup between top prospect Todd Duffee (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and near-12-year veteran Mike Russow (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is in the works for UFC 114.
The bout was first reported by The Times of Northwest Indiana's Caged In MMA site, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed that both fighters have verbally agreed to the matchup, and bout agreements are expected to be signed shortly.