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Joe Schilling meets promotional newcomer Hisaki Kato at Bellator 139
Joe Schilling said in a recent interview that he’ll compete in consecutive MMA bouts for the first time since 2008 when he returns to action at Bellator 139 on June 26. Now he has an opponent in place. Schilling (2-4 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) will make a three-month turnaround from his Bellator 136 loss to Rafael Carvalho when he competes against promotional newcomer Hisaki Kato (4-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA). Bellator 139 takes place at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan. The main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted May 19, 2015 7:01AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
WSOF releases Jessica Aguilar from contract to allow her to pursue better fights
WSOF women’s strawweight champion Jessica Aguilar was considered by many to be the number one fighter in her weight class prior to the UFC launching their own women’s 115 pound division. Aguilar now appears to be on her way to an opportunity to prove her point. WSOF announced via a press release that they have released Aguilar (19-4) from her contract to allow her to pursue opportunities worthy of her talent.
Submitted May 19, 2015 6:59AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Nevada judge overturns Wanderlei Silva's lifetime ban
Wanderlei Silva won a major victory in court today with a Nevada district judge throwing out the lifetime ban the Nevada State Athletic Commission handed down in early 2014. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported via Twitter that the judge did agree that the NSAC had jurisdiction over Silva despite his being an unlicensed athlete at the time but that there was not sufficient evidence to support a lifetime ban.
Submitted May 19, 2015 6:58AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ilir Latifi meets Hans Stringer at UFC Fight Night 72 in Scotland in July
The UFC’s debut in Scotland in July has another fight added to the docket. Ilir Latifi (9-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC), from Sweden, is set to take on Hans Stringer (22-6-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a light heavyweight bout. UFC officials announced the new booking today. UFC Fight Night 72 takes place July 18 at SSE Hydro in Glasgow. FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass are expected to carry the card.
Submitted May 19, 2015 6:52AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shooto Brazil 54 Results: Felipe Froes Takes FW Title; Luiz Cane, Ronys Torres Win
Shooto Brazil 54 Results: Felipe Froes Takes FW Title; Luiz Cane, Ronys Torres Win.
Submitted May 18, 2015 10:44AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Redmond vs. Whiteford, Edwards vs. Pawlak booked for UFC Fight Night 72 in Scotland
UFC Fight Night 72, which marks the UFC’s debut in Scotland, has two more fights added to the card.
Submitted May 18, 2015 10:34AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC: Seoul announced for November 28
The announced today that it is heading to Seoul, South Korea for the first time in the fall.
Submitted May 17, 2015 12:53AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Mousasi calls out Michael Bisping for next fight, sort of
Gegard Mousasi wants to fight Michael Bisping next, but knows that the British fighter tends to "overreact" to callouts.
Submitted May 17, 2015 12:51AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 66 bonuses: Rare winners from UFC Fight Pass prelims
Jon Delos Reyes, Roldan Sangcha-an, Neil Magny and Jon Tuck each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 66 event. Reyes and Sangcha-an won “Fight of the Night” bonuses while Magny and Tuck earned “Fight of the Night” honors...
Submitted May 16, 2015 2:05PM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ultimate Fighter Champions square off in Miami at TUF Brazil's Season 4 Finale
Antonio Carlos Junior and Eddie Gordon will clash in Miami in a battle of struggling TUF champions looking for redemption.
Submitted May 15, 2015 5:34PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Eduardo Dantas explains why he didn't cancel tonight's Bellator 137 co-headliner
“I honored my commitment,” said Dantas, who’s ranked No. 8 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA bantamweight rankings. “I will fight for the fans, regardless.”
Submitted May 15, 2015 4:45PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC veteran Corey Hill dead at 36, reports manager
Former UFC fighter Corey Hill died today at a hospital in Tampa, Fla., several days after suffering a collapsed lung and heart attack. He was 36. Hill fought for his life, but died this afternoon, his longtime manager Patrick Reynolds today told MMAjunkie in a text message. His former promoter, John Prisco, also confirmed the news via text and said he is with Hill’s family...
Submitted May 15, 2015 4:29PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ref and judge assignments set for UFC 187's Cormier-Johnson, Weidman-Belfort
With now-ex-champ Jon Jones (21-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC) forced off the card, Anthony Johnson (19-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) fights replacement and recent title challenger Daniel Cormier (15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) for the vacant belt in the headliner. Officiating that title fight will be John McCarthy, and Chris Lee, Adalaide Byrd and Derek Cleary will serve as judges. The full UFC 187 card includes: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson – for light heavyweight title Champ Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort – for middleweight title Donald Cerrone vs. John Makdessi Andrei Arlovski vs. Travis Browne Joseph Benavidez vs. John Moraga PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET) John Dodson vs. Zach Makovsky Josh Burkman vs. Dong Hyun Kim Uriah Hall vs. Rafael Natal Nina Ansaroff vs. Rose Namajunas PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Night, 6:30 p.m. ET) Colby Covington vs. Mike Pyle Leo Kuntz vs. Islam Makhachev Josh Sampo vs. Justin Scoggins
Submitted May 15, 2015 3:35PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nevada commission votes: Three-year punishment for steroid users, win turns to loss
Steroids: Three years and 50-70 percent of purse for first offense Four years and 75-100 percent of purse for second offense Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for third offence Stimulants: Two years and 35-45 percent of purse for first offense Three years and 50-60 percent of purse for second offense Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for third offence Diuretics: Two years and 30-40 percent of purse for first offense Three years and 40-50 percent of purse for second offense Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for third offence Sedatives, muscle relaxants, sleep aids, anxiolytics, opiates and cannabis/marijuana 18 months and 30-40 percent of purse for first offense Two years and 40-50 percent of purse for second offense Three years and 60-75 percent of purse for third offense Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for four offense
Submitted May 15, 2015 3:30PM by Budgellism - 16 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Lyoto Machida vs. Yoel Romero set as main event for TUF Brazil: 4 Finale in Miami
The UFC won’t be holding a card in Brazil in June. The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Finale, officially announced for June 27 in Sao Paulo, was moved to Miami, Fla., and it has a new main event. Former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will take on Yoel Romero in a five-round middleweight contest. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted May 15, 2015 12:55AM by Wez - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dantas vs. Richman scrapped from Bellator 137
Bellator 137 has lost its co-main event.
Submitted May 14, 2015 10:30PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Bellator 137 weigh-in results: Brandon Halsey misses weight for title defense
The Bellator 137 fighter weigh-ins took place today, and the results threw some serious wrinkles into the event’s two featured bouts.
Submitted May 14, 2015 10:27PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Former UFC fighter Corey Hill not dead. Fighting for life.
Former UFC fighter Corey Hill died this morning ... after suffering from a sudden bout with pneumonia ... TMZ Sports has learned. According to Hill's friend Jennifer Swift ... the 36-year-old fighter was diagnosed with pneumonia a few weeks ago. We're told he underwent a lung transplant ... but the lung collapsed and "it went downhill from there." We're told Hill was placed on life support ... and his family ultimately made the decision to remove him ... and he passed away Thursday morning. Hill is survived by his wife and three children. Hill made his UFC debut in 2008 after appearing on "The Ultimate Fighter 5" ... and was most notably remembered for snapping his right leg in a gruesome injury suffered during a televised fight. Hill battled back and continued his career ... most recently competing at an MMA event in Florida back in February. Wife saying he is still alive. Update4:22 PM PT -- We just spoke with Corey's wife, Lauran Hill, who tells us Corey is still ALIVE ... despite a statement from the UFC which said Hill had passed earlier today. Lauran says Corey is "resting and still alive" and they're praying he makes a full recovery. "My husband is fighting for his life. We want him in everyone's prayers." Lauran wouldn't comment on statements made earlier by Hill's close friends and other family members.
Submitted May 14, 2015 6:17PM by Shawn91111 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC sets Roy Nelson vs. Josh Barnett for Japan, launches new reality show
The UFC today announced it will return to Japan on Sept. 27, when heavyweight contenders Roy Nelson (20-11 MMA, 7-7 UFC) and Josh Barnett (33-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will face off in a five-round main event that serves as the conclusion of a brand new reality series. Executive Vice President and General Manager of UFC Asia Ken Berger revealed the two will serve as coaches on “Road to UFC: Japan,” a new reality series that will follow eight Japanese MMA hopefuls who will compete with each other to earn a UFC contract.
Submitted May 14, 2015 10:45AM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Igor Fernandes to Battle Murad Abdulaev for Vacant M-1 Challenge Welterweight Title
Igor Fernandes to Battle Murad Abdulaev for Vacant M-1 Challenge Welterweight Title.
Submitted May 13, 2015 11:04PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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