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'King Mo' to represent Bellator in Rizin light heavyweight grand prix
Rizin Fighting Federation is loading up for its inaugural show. Muhammed Lawal will represent Bellator MMA in a light heavyweight grand prix tournament during the Rizin FF event on New Year's Eve week, former PRIDE head and Rizin president Nobuyuki Sakakibara announced Friday during Bellator 145. The main portion of the event will air on Spike TV in the United States tape delay on Dec. 31 at 10 a.m., according to a press release. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 6, 2015 11:18PM by Wez - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Alan Belcher announces retirement from MMA
Middleweight fighter Alan Belcher has announced his retirement from MMA. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 6, 2015 12:09PM by Wez - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Ex-Bellator Title Challenger Brett Cooper Announces Retirement from MMA
Twelve-time Bellator veteran Brett Cooper has retired from professional mixed martial arts at 28 years old. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 6, 2015 10:49AM by Wez - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
GLORY kickboxing headed to ESPN
It appears that GLORY finally has a new television home. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 5, 2015 1:03PM by Wez - 8 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine, three other fights added to UFC on FOX 18
It's been a while since fans have head from Tarec Saffiedine. He'll be back early next year. The welterweight contender will meet Jake Ellenberger at UFC on FOX 18 on Jan. 30 in Newark, N.J., it was announced Wednesday on UFC Tonight. (Courtesy of on Twitter) Current UFC on Fox 18 card: Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine George Sullivan vs. Alexander Yakovlev Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Joaquim Silva Felipe Olivieri vs. Tony Martin
Submitted Nov 5, 2015 1:12AM by Wez - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader headlines FOX UFC Fight Night in New Jersey
The next contender for the UFC light heavyweight title will likely be determined in the FOX UFC Fight Night main event as Anthony Johnson gets his wish and will face Ryan Bader in the five-round headline fight headed to Newark, New Jersey on Jan. 30. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 4, 2015 8:21PM by Wez - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Will Brooks claims he was jumped by 'Pitbull' brothers, but Freire brothers insist he's lying
Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks did some hard sparring ahead of this Friday night's Bellator 145 showdown against Marcin Held, but probably wasn't expecting the "Pitbull" brothers -- Patricio and Patricky Freire -- to step up and serve as his impromptu training partners. **Go check out Twitter. is pissed off. He's saying there's video proof of the attack. This is big news if it turns out the brothers assaulted him. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 4, 2015 2:59PM by Wez - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Manager: 'I absolutely believe Chael Sonnen will fight again'
It appears 2016 could be the year of 'The American Gangster' because Chael Sonnen's manager believes the former middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger will return from retirement to fight again. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 4, 2015 2:46PM by Wez - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Neil Magny to headline TUF Latin America Finale with Matt Brown out
Neil Magny is back to his old ways. The UFC welterweight, known for fighting as much as possible and filling in on short notice, will face Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 2 Finale on Nov. 21 in Monterrey, Mexico, the UFC announced Tuesday. Matt Brown was to be Gastelum's opponent until he fell injured this week. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 8:43PM by Wez - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
'Drunk guest' invades Dan Henderson’s hotel room in Brazil
Thought this was hilarious, had to share. Dan Henderson received a surprise visit five days before his next UFC fight. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 4:12PM by Wez - 10 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Daniel Cormier signs eight-fight UFC deal, undecided on New York defense vs. Jones
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier met this past week with the UFC to discuss his future with the promotion and emerged with a new eight-fight contract that’s made him “very, very happy.” (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 1:01PM by Wez - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
What investors are being told about the UFCs finances (Part 2)
The second of three articles looking at the UFC's finances. In part two, John S. Nash uses reports from various financial service companies to examine the UFC's debt. For an in-depth look at the UFC's revenue see our previous article: Earning will be examined next week in part 3. To get a better understanding of the UFC's debt load, Bloody Elbow analyzed all the available published materials from Moody's, Standard & Poor's, Deutsche Bank, and Prospect News and consulted with a team of financial professionals to evaluate the reports. None of the documents reported on the UFC's liabilities before 2005, so we are forced to start our debt history with that year.
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 12:35PM by GDPofMPG - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Lawsuit lifts veil on WSOF internal issues, alleges financial problems, NAC violations
A new lawsuit alleges dire financial straits, violation of NAC rules and a dispute over international licensing rights at the World Series of Fighting. Paul Gift has the details. WSOF Asia, an LLC whose ownership includes "prominent individuals and entities" in China and Hong Kong, filed a lawsuit in Las Vegas federal court on Monday against MMAWC, the controlling company of the World Series of Fighting (WSOF), and other individuals including CEO Carlos Silva, matchmaker Ali Abdel Aziz and member Bruce Deifik. The lawsuit paints a picture of significant internal strife in the past year along with claims of defamation, breach of contract, dire financial straits and violations of the Nevada Athletic Commission's (NAC) code for MMA promoters.
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 12:19PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Ronda Rousey's coach claims bankruptcy, trustee pursues GFC for liquidation
Ronda Rousey’s coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, has filed for bankruptcy claiming no personal income, no stake in Glendale Fighting Club and over $700,000 in debts. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 8:35AM by Wez - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Report: 'Death threats,' 'public pressure' motivate NSAC to reduce Nick Diaz's five-year suspension for marijuana
The seemingly draconian sentence handed down by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to Nick Diaz for his third infraction for positive testing of marijuana metabolites is likely to be significantly reduced.
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 5:16AM by jae_1833 - 9 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC
Matt Brown injured, out of UFC Fight Night headliner against Kelvin Gastelum
UFC welterweight contender Matt Brown suffered an ankle injury during a training session and has been forced out of his upcoming welterweight bout with Kelvin Gastelum, which was set to headline UFC Fight Night (doubling as the TUF Latin America 2 Finale) later this month. FOX Sports' Damon Martin reported the news on Monday night.
Submitted Nov 2, 2015 10:01PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ben Askren: Fans hating on CM Punk stems from jealousy
CM Punk has become public enemy No. 1 for diehard MMA fans and pro wrestling fans who are angry that he left sports entertainment for the UFC. For someone who is still months and months away from an Octagon debut, Punk gets an uneven amount of hate on social media -- and he's been vocal about it.
Submitted Nov 2, 2015 2:53PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Gunnar Nelson explains why and when he believes Conor McGregor will move to lightweight
Gunnar Nelson is worried about Conor McGregor. An out-spoken critic of drastic weight cutting in MMA, Nelson says his good friend and training partner is pushing the limit in cutting down to 145.
Submitted Nov 2, 2015 2:52PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 195's Lorenz Larkin on Albert Tumenov: Didn't know him until he called me out
Lorenz Larkin still has no plans to use his victory over current UFC champion Robbie Lawler to his advantage, even if he defeats Albert Tumenov at UFC 195 on Jan. 2. A victory over Tumenov (16-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) would improve Larkin (16-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) to 3-0 since he dropped to the UFC welterweight division in January.
Submitted Nov 1, 2015 6:52PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
'UFC Fight Night 80: VanZant vs. Namajunas' lineup finalized with 12 bouts
The lineup is set for next month’s UFC Fight Night 80 event, which marks the first headliner for Paige VanZant and a quick turnaround for former title challenger Rose Namajunas. MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 10 p.m. ET) •Rose Namajunas vs. Paige VanZant •Michael Chiesa vs. Jim Miller •Sage Northcutt vs. Cody Pfister •Thiago “Marreta” Santos vs. Elias Theodorou PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:45 p.m. ET) •John Howard vs. Tim Means •Omari Akhmedov vs. Sergio Moraes •Kevin Casey vs. Antonio Carlos Junior •Johnny Eduardo vs. Aljamain Sterling •Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Andreas Stahl •Michael Graves vs. Danny Roberts •Phillipe Nover vs. Zubaira Tukhugov •Kailin Curran vs. Emily Kagan (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 1, 2015 5:37PM by Wez - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
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