One FC to Debut Groundbreaking Amateur MMA Series
One Fighting Championship will announce this week the introduction of a series of amateur events which will be taking place all across Asia in 2014. Entitled the “One Amateur MMA Series,” fights will be held on a monthly basis under the supervision of One FC officials.
One FC is already working closely with existing amateur promotions such as Malaysian Invasion MMA, which is organized by One FC sponsor Tune Talk. Also, Academy Fighting Championship in the Philippines will likely all be integrated into the series.
Promotion officials also stated that they would be working with existing gyms and organizations within the One FC Network such as Road FC, the URCC, Ultimate Beatdown, Tiger Muay Thai, Team Lakay and Evolve MMA to set up regular amateur “smoker” fights which would take place under a standardized rule set and be supervised by a qualified One FC official.
Yves Edwards-Yancy Medeiros added to UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3
A pair of lightweights looking to rebound from losses earlier this year will meet at the UFC's next "Fight for the Troops" show.
Yves Edwards (42-20-1 MMA, 9-10 UFC) will meet Yancy Medeiros (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on the card at UFC Fight Night 31. UFC officials the new booking on Sunday
With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 31 lineup includes:
Tim Kennedy vs. Lyoto Machida
Rustam Khabilov vs. Jorge Masvidal
Seth Baczynski vs. Neil Magny
Ronny Markes vs. Yoel Romero
Chris Camozzi vs. Lorenz Larkin
Francisco Rivera vs. George Roop
Michael Chiesa vs. Colton Smith
Dennis Bermudez vs. Nik Lentz
Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis Davis
Bobby Green vs. James Krause
Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie
Yves Edwards vs. Yancy Medeiros
After WSOF 5 fight scrapped, Elvis Mutapcic gets own drug test
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Fights get called off all the time, sometimes even on the day of the fight. But this one was a rarity.
Elvis Mutapcic, set to make his promotional debut at World Series of Fighting 5 on Saturday night against Jesse Taylor, was scratched by the New Jersey Athletic Control Board for allegedly taking a medication pre-fight that wasn't disclosed to the commission.
Mutapcic said a woman on the commission said she saw him take a pill. He said his manager, helping work his corner, merely took his heart medication. And then Mutapcic said the commission worker even changed her story later to say the fighter didn't take the pill.
New Zealand in the UFC’s Sights for 2015 or 2016
With the UFC looking to spread
its wings, bringing shows to
more and more countries, UFC
Director of Operations for
Australia, New Zealand &
Canada Tom Wright has
revealed that they are targeting
their debut show in New
Zealand with the Vector Arena
in Auckland. It won’t, however,
be until at least 2015.
Thatch vs. Thiago, Sicilia vs. Castro added to UFC Fight Night 32
A pair of fights have been added to UFC Fight Night 32 in Goiania, Brazil.
Paulo Thiago, who was forced to withdraw from his bout against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 27 with an injury, announced on his Twitter that he will return to the Octagon on Nov. 9 against Brandon Thatch. Godofredo Castro vs. Sam Sicilia, originally planned to UFC Fight Night 28, is rebooked to UFN 32 now that Pepey has recovered from his injury.
Pat Barry vs. Soa Palelei added to UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia
A heavyweight matchup between Pat Barry and Soa Palelei has been added to December's UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Australia.
The booking was first announced by Australian outlet WAtoday.com.au, and UFC officials later confirmed the booking.
UFC Fight Night 33 takes place Dec. 7 in the Queensland capital at Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Broadcast plans haven't been announced, but the event is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on Facebook. Due to the time difference, the event takes place Saturday, Dec. 7, in Australia (but Friday, Dec. 6, in the U.S.).
Boxer Adrien Broner on MMA: ‘I really don’t look at it as a real sport’
“I’m really not too big on MMA,” said Broner. “I really don’t look at it as a real sport because anybody can come into MMA and learn that. You can learn that. Listen, you can’t just come in to boxing and be a world champion. You’ve got to be born with it.”
“Like you,” he said to the interviewer. “Right now, you can go into MMA, learn all the submission moves and be a world champion. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. I don’t give a f— what you do, you can try to come over to boxing, and you won’t ever be a world champion. I’m not disrespecting you, but I’m just saying, that’s how it works.”