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Cage Warriors plans women's divisions in four weight classes
The England-based Cage Warriors Fighting Championship, fresh off its latest event in its home country, is planning to ramp up its women's talent base in a major way with women's divisions at 105, 115, 125 and 135 pounds.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Bellator champ Eduardo Dantas focused on unknown next fight, sponsors
Eduardo Dantas is starting to get that itch again. The Bellator MMA bantamweight champion hasn't fought since a second-round knockout win over Marcos Galvao in February. But with no 135-pound tournament winner waiting in the wings, Dantas (15-3 MMA, 5-0 BFC) is stuck in purgatory unless the promotion books him for a stay-busy non-title fight...
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 8:56AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Matt Hughes Talks New UFC Executive Role and Comparisons to Johny Hendricks
Upon retiring from fighting, Matt Hughes took on an entirely new role as the UFC Vice President of Athletic Development and Government Relations. Much like his pioneering role as a fighter in the cage, Hughes is now learning on the job outside of the cage, trying to figure out how he can best help the newer fighters coming into the sport prepare for the various aspects of their career outside of actually fighting...
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 8:54AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
James McSweeney Replaces Marcus Sursa, Faces Paul Buentello in Legacy FC 22 Main Event
Paul Buentello has a new opponent for his Legacy Fighting Championship debut next month.
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 8:34PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Healy, Nurmagomedov verbally agree to meet at UFC 165
http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/7/21/4543930/pat-healy-khabib-nurmagomedov-verbally-agree-to-meet-at-ufc-165 Good fight. Thoughts? (Also, I don't really know why I suck at adding a web link. Sorry guys .)
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 8:05PM by mk1630 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Joao Zeferino drops to welterweight, meets Kenny Robertson at UFC Fight Night 28
The "Brazilian Samurai" Joao Zeferino has dropped back down to his natural weight class to take on tricky wrestle-grappler Kenny Robertson.
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 6:51PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Hector Lombard on move to 170: 'If it were to be up to me, I would stay at 185'
Hector Lombard will make the drop to 170 pounds when he meets Nate Marquardt at UFC 166 in Houston on Oct. 19. But the former Bellator middleweight champion isn't afraid to admit the move wasn't his first choice. On Monday's edition of The MMA Hour, the Cuban-born former Olympic judoka said he's making the move at the UFC's suggestion...
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 2:26PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Invicta FC Will Soon Join Reality Television with Its Own Reality Series
It was a reality show in 2005 that catapulted the Ultimate Fighting Championship and mixed martial arts into the mainstream with the debut of The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV. Bellator MMA launched its reality series, Fight Master: Bellator MMA, in June. Invicta FC will join the promotions with reality shows in the near future. Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp made the announcement following Invicta FC 6 on July 13...
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 2:23PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
The economics of UFC fight-night bonuses
Say you're a first-time UFC fighter. A stretch for most of us, I know, but bear with me. Say you built up a nice record on regional MMA events, stayed motivated and hungry and constantly in shape, then you got the call. You're going to make your debut on the preliminary portion of a UFC pay-per-view. This is your big chance. And your pay for this big chance? $8,000 to show and another $8,000 to win. Not exactly a jackpot, but it's a start. Then again, once you factor in taxes and management and the cost of your own training camp just to get to this point, you might be lucky if you have enough left over to get you to the next fight...
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 2:16PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 28 headliner Glover Teixeira: 'I'm ready to fight for the title'
While he's had just four fights in the UFC, Glover Teixeira's incredible power and craft submission skills have already made him a top contender in the promotion's light-heavyweight division. While the humble 33-year-old hasn't yet pressed the issue, he wants to make sure everyone understands it's not because he's not ready for the challenge...
Submitted Jul 21, 2013 2:15PM by grappler0000 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
UFC star Roy Nelson gets into Twitter beef with sponsor
Ultimate Fighter winner Roy Nelson took to social media to express his grievances with a sponsor only for the owner of the apparel company to fire right back. Brent Brookhouse looks into the sponsor's long history of ugly disputes with fighters, customers and business partners.
Submitted Jul 20, 2013 1:26PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Keoni Koch injured, Jeff Curran meets Pedro Munhoz for 135 title at RFA 9
After pulling out of a flyweight title fight for Resurrection Fighting Alliance, Jeff Curran now will return to bantamweight and get a shot at a belt.
Submitted Jul 20, 2013 11:58AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Fallon Fox meets Ashlee Evans-Smith on Oct. 12 for CFA tourney title
After her submission win over Allanna Jones two months ago, Fallon Fox now knows when she'll be back in action. Fox will meet Ashlee Evans-Smith for the Championship Fighting Alliance women's featherweight tournament title on Oct. 12.
Submitted Jul 20, 2013 11:54AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Mitrione vs. Schaub moved to UFC 165
A heavyweight fight between Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub, which was recently removed from UFC on Fox 8, has been rescheduled for UFC 165 in Toronto.
Submitted Jul 20, 2013 11:52AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White talks to Maggie Gray on SI Now about fight fixing
After the first round of shots were fired over on ESPN 2, Dana White took Sports Illustrated up on an invitation to appear on their SI Now show with Maggie Gray, and get to the heart of the fight fixing issue... sort of. In an admirable move Sports Illustrated looked to confront their most recent and harshest current critic, Dana White, head on over his dislike of a recent round table discussion on the possibility that UFC 162 was fixed. SI did give Dana his say, but the conversation more or less devolved into bickering over who watched who's product and whether or not SI's panel was generally discussing fight fixing or whether or not the UFC main event was fixed.
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 5:44PM by Shawn91111 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mousasi wants Belfort at UFC 168
The former Strikeforce champ thinks his road to UFC gold is paved right down the middle of Vitor Belfort.
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 1:54PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fabio Maldonado leaves Team Nogueira and airs many grievances on the way out
UFC light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado has left Team Nogueira over a dispute stemming from the naming rights of a gym. On the way out, he aired some dirty laundry about how the team works and took some shots at former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 1:53PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
UFC Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader card announced
The UFC officially announced the card for Fight Night: Teixeira vs. Bader, which take places Sept. 4 from Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. The main card, which will air live on FOX Sports 1, will be headlined by an important light heavyweight bout between top contenders Glover Teixeira (21-2) and Ryan Bader (15-3)...
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 12:37PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Paul Daley, Lukasz Chlewicki on weight for Saturday's Cage Warriors 57 headliner
Paul Daley (169.5 pounds) and Lukasz Chlewicki (169.2) are on weight for their welterweight headliner at Saturday's Cage Warriors 57 event. Both fighters made weight at today's official weigh-ins. Cage Warriors 57 takes place at Echo Arena in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. The main card streams live and free on MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following prelims on Facebook...
Submitted Jul 19, 2013 12:36PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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