Che Mills vs. Valentino Petrescu welterweight bout pulled from Cage Warriors 59
A welterweight bout between Che Mills and Valentino Petrescu has been scrapped from Cage Warriors' return to Wales next month.
Mills (15-6) and Petrescu (12-3) were set to meet at Cage Warriors 59. But promotion officials on Friday that fight has been pulled from the card. First, Petrescu had to pull out of the fight, and Leeroy Barnes (12-11) was tapped to take his place. But when Mills, too, became ill, the fight had to be removed.
MAIN CARD (MMAjunkie.com, 4 p.m. ET)
Jim Alers vs. Martin Svensson - for featherweight title
TBA vs. TBA - bantamweight-tourney final
Lewis Long vs. Tommy Maguire
Dave Hill vs. Brian Moore
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 2 p.m. ET)
Lee Caers vs. Aaron Thomas
Martin McDonough vs. James Pennington - bantamweight-tourney opening round
David Haggstrom vs. Brett Johns - bantamweight-tourney opening round
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 12:30 p.m. ET)
Aaron Blackwell vs. Kris Edwards
Owain Parry vs. Jamie Rogers
Jordan Desborough vs. Timur Mercanoglu
Brett Caswell vs. Paul Rogers
David Rickels vs. J.J. Ambrose, six prelims set for Bellator 103 in Kansas
A lightweight bout featuring a recent tournament winner and a full slate of prelims have been added to Bellator's October show in Kansas.
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET)
TBA vs. TBA - featherweight tournament semifinal
TBA vs. TBA - featherweight tournament semifinal
J.J. Ambrose vs. David Rickels
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com (7 p.m. ET)
Cody Carrillo vs. Ricky Musgrave
Jeimeson Saudino vs. Jesse Thornton
Donnie Bell vs. Marcio Navarro
Maurice Jackson vs. Matt Uhde
Remy Bussieres vs. Blake Pool
Wayman Carter vs. Carlos Eduardo
Career threatening injury rules Rob Sinclair out of Bellator Lightweight Tournament
The Fight Lounge can exclusively reveal that UK lightweight Rob “C-4? Sinclair has been ruled out of the Bellator lightweight tournament, that was scheduled to take place on September 27th, at Bellator 101 in Portland, Oregon, United States due to injury.
The Fight Lounge can reveal that Rob “C-4? Sinclair has been ruled out of Bellator 101 due to a career threatening injury that was sustained earlier this week in training. The Fight Lounge are not obliged to go into detail regarding the incident, but what we can tell you is that Rob is currently in hospital, after sustaining an injury that at one point was said to be career threatening.
Yan Cabral signs with the UFC, fights David Mitchell in Brazil
Another TUF Brazil 2 contestant has signed with the UFC.
Undefeated welterweight Yan Cabral makes his UFC debut on Oct. 9 against David Mitchell. UFC Fight Night 29 takes place in Barueri, Brazil, and is headlined by the welterweight contest between Demian Maia and Jake Shields. Lance! first reported the bout.
Cabral, 10-0 in MMA with 10 submissions, makes his first Octagon appearance six years after his professional debut. The jiu-jitsu ace made the second season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil two years after submitting Kazushi Sakuraba in Japan. Cabral won two fights inside the show, but was eliminated because of a broken hand...
UFC 164 preview: 50 pre-fight facts for 'Henderson vs. Pettis 2' in Milwauk
The UFC continues its loaded scheduled on Saturday with the second of three events in a seven-day span as "UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis 2" goes down from Milwaukee's Bradley Center.
It's the first time in the nearly 20-year history of the organization that the octagon will be set up in the state of Wisconsin, and a loaded fight card is on the docket for fans in "The Badger State."
In the night's main event, reigning UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (18-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) attempts to make a fourth title defense in a 386-day span when he takes on hometown hero Anthony Pettis (16-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in a rematch from a December 2010 bout at WEC 53, a contest in which "Showtime" won by decision to win the now-defunct organization's 155-pound title...
Moving forward, all UFC prelims to be on FOX Sports 1
Although a portion of UFC Fight Night 27's preliminary card aired on the new FOX Sports 2, the bulk of future prelims will air on FOX Sports 1.
UFC President Dana White made the announcement immediately following Wednesday's event, which took place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
As before, additional prelim bouts will stream live on Facebook...
Abel Trujillo Didn’t Get the Win at UFC Fight Night 27, but He’s Going to Be Paid Like He Did
For all the talk surrounding the outstanding card that was UFC Fight Night 27 in Indianapolis on Wednesday night, some of the loudest dialogue surrounded a preliminary fight between Abel Trujillo of South Florida’s Blackzilian’s camp, and former Strikeforce slugger Roger Bowling.
Bowling and Trujillo kicked off the night’s action in a back-and-forth scrap that highlighted the toughness and grit of both fighters. As the second round came to a close, however, controversy enveloped the Bankers Life Fieldhouse and much debate across social media outlets ensued...