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Invicta FC champ Cris 'Cyborg' books muay Thai bout at Lion Fight 11
(mmajunkie.com)
With plenty of buzz about MMA fighters such as Anderson Silva and Quinton Jackson crossing over to box against Roy Jones Jr., there's another crossover that will happen first. Former Strikeforce women's featherweight champion and current Invicta Fighting Championships titleholder Cristiane Justino will venture into the world of muay Thai...
Submitted Aug 14, 2013 8:17AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports
 
WSOF draws its biggest ratings on Saturday night
(mmafighting.com)
Saturday night's World Series of Fighting show on NBC Sports, headlined by Tyrone Spong's decision win over Angel DeAnda, did the company's best numbers to date with a 0.23 rating and 264,000 viewers. The show, from Ontario, Calif., also pulled an 0.18 in the 18-49 demo and an 0.30 in Males 18-49. The numbers are slightly below the 300,000 viewer level that the lowest rated World Extreme Cagefighting shows did on the same station, when it was known as Versus, and above most Bellator events when they were on MTV 2, which had similar reach...
Submitted Aug 14, 2013 8:15AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
With final three females released, Bellator issues statement on women's division
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator MMA hasn't officially dissolved its women's division. But with no women left on its roster, there may not be a home for those fighters in the promotion any time soon. Word got out on Tuesday that Jessica Eye (10-1) had been let go by Bellator, and Tuesday also saw an announcement from all-female promotion Invicta Fighting Championship that former Bellator fighter Felice Herrig (9-4) had signed. Jessica Aguilar (15-4) most recently fought for Bellator in March. Those three were the last remaining women on Bellator's roster, and on Tuesday night promotion CEO Bjorn Rebney issued a statement on the state of the California-based company's women's division...
Submitted Aug 14, 2013 8:13AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Jake Shields vs. Demian Maia targeted for UFC Fight Night 29 in Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
A previously reported fall bout between welterweights Jake Shields and Demian Maia appears to have a date.
Submitted Aug 14, 2013 1:23AM by prophecy033 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator Releases Jessica Aguilar and Jessica Eye
(mmaweekly.com)
Bellator MMA has released strawweight Jessica Aguilar and flyweight Jessica Eye, effectively killing off the women’s side of the sport in the promotion.
Submitted Aug 13, 2013 7:49PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Bellator institutes 'tournament champion replacement clause' for title fights
(mmajunkie.com)
While officials don't expect it to use it very often, Bellator MMA has instituted a new rule to dictate which fighters get title shots if tournament winners aren't available.
Submitted Aug 13, 2013 1:39PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC releases Sheila Gaff following TKO loss to Amanda Nunes
(bloodyelbow.com)
Sheila Gaff becomes the first female UFC fighter released from the promotion following her 2nd loss in as many fights.
Submitted Aug 13, 2013 1:37PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Invicta FC signs strawweight Felice Herrig
(mmajunkie.com)
Felice Herrig, one of MMA's more outgoing personalities, has signed a multi-fight deal with Invicta Fighting Championships, company officials today announced.
Submitted Aug 13, 2013 12:24PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Eddie Alvarez and Bellator mend fences, book Michael Chandler rematch for PPV
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez's contract dispute is over, and he's returning to the California-based promotion to face the man who took his title. The rematch with reigning titleholder Michael Chandler will serve as the co-main event of Bellator's first-ever pay-per-view offering, Bellator 106, which takes place Nov. 2 at California's Long Beach Arena. Former UFC champs Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Tito Ortiz clash in the headliner...
Submitted Aug 13, 2013 8:04AM by grappler0000 - 33 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Max Holloway aiming to derail Conor McGregor's hype train at UFC Fight Night 26
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC featherweight Max Holloway is well aware of the attention his UFC Fight Night 26 opponent Conor McGregor is receiving going into their showdown Saturday night, but he has absolutely no problem with it. Currently the youngest active fighter on the UFC roster, the 21-year-old Holloway (7-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is soft-spoken and humble with a personality and lifestyle that is a far cry from his next opponent...
Submitted Aug 13, 2013 6:41AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC boss not stressing FOX Sports 1's issues with cable providers
(mmajunkie.com)
Dana White today said he isn't worried that the UFC's debut on the new FOX Sports 1 cable channel could fall short of its expected broadcast reach.
Submitted Aug 12, 2013 6:42PM by Webbie - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bibiano Fernandes vs. Soo Chul Kim Unification Bout Headlines ONE FC: Total Domination
(mmaweekly.com)
A bantamweight unification bout between reigning champion Soo Chul Kim and interim champion Bibiano Fernandes will headline One FC's October event in Singapore.
Submitted Aug 12, 2013 3:15PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jason 'Mayhem' Miller released from jail following domestic violence arrest
(mmajunkie.com)
Jason "Mayhem" Miller is out of jail today after a weekend arrest on charges of domestic violence.
Submitted Aug 12, 2013 3:14PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
World Series of Fighting 4 salaries: Spong, Sefo and Harris earn top payouts
(mmajunkie.com)
Winning fighters Tyrone Spong ($31,000) and Gerald Harris ($30,000), as well as losing competitor/company president Ray Sefo ($30,000) were the top earners at this past weekend's World Series of Fighting 4 event.
Submitted Aug 12, 2013 3:13PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF 4 medical suspensions: Potential six-month terms for 'JZ,' Griffin, Harris
(mmajunkie.com)
Aside from the mandatory seven-day terms, nine fighters from this past weekend's World Series of Fighting 4 event received medical suspensions ranging from 45 to 180 days.
Submitted Aug 12, 2013 3:12PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mark Munoz: Michael Bisping has 'pillows for fists'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Mark Munoz didn't take long to respond to jabs from Michael Bisping, saying that his October opponent has "pillows for fists" among other things.
Submitted Aug 12, 2013 3:11PM by FastKnockout - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
As Speed's move to Fox Sports 1 looms, so do serious carriage problems
(sportingnews.com)
It's a NASCAR article, the title caught my eye though, it's relevant to people looking to actually watch Fox Sports One on their tv package. Directv, Time Warner and Dish Network have no deal with Fox Sports a week out. I've been seeing stories like this for a over a month in other sports stories like college football and soccer, but this is getting close again with the cable stuff. I was looking at the cable package I have now and I have speed but not fuel. The way it sound form stuff later in the article, the package that will get FS1 is gonna be the next option up. They need to figure it out though, it's supposed to be going down at mi casa that night for the fights. I'd rather crisp cable HD, and a good creek would probably be harder to come by if there were 50 million less options to potentially to one.
Submitted Aug 12, 2013 2:14PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Adidas targets MMA, teams up with RFA feeder league
(mmajunkie.com)
Adidas, one of the world's largest sporting apparel and accessories companies, is entering the world of mixed martial arts.
Submitted Aug 12, 2013 11:20AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
After WSOF weigh-in debacle, Lew Polley heads to heavyweight for Friday's RFA 9
(mmajunkie.com)
After badly missing weight for World Series of Fighting 4 this past weekend and ultimately being cut from the promotion, Lew Polley will be back in action this week – as a heavyweight. Polley (12-4) didn't officially weigh in for his WSOF 4 bout with Hans Stringer, but an event source told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he tipped the scale at 237 pounds. He's now replaced James Wilson (2-0), whom RFA officials said broke his hand, and meets NCAA Division I national wrestling champion and Olympian Steve Mocco (2-0) at Friday's RFA 9 event...
Submitted Aug 12, 2013 8:15AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Georges St. Pierre paying for Vada testing out of pocket
(bloodyelbow.com)
Georges St. Pierre has revealed that he will be paying for VADA testing for the UFC 167 main event out of his own pocket, in an attempt to silence critics and maintain the integrity of the sport.
Submitted Aug 11, 2013 9:11PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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