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Joe Schilling 'still 100 percent committed' to doing both kickboxing and MMA
One knockout loss is not going to deter Joe Schilling. The kickboxing phenom has not strayed from his path as an MMA fighter due to a second-round KO defeat against Hisaki Kato at Bellator 139 in June, he told MMA Fighting. Schilling still plans on competing in both sports as often as he can. "I'm still 100 percent committed to fighting," Schilling said. "I like to fight. I fight regularly."
'Angry and resentful' Michael McDonald not interested in returning under current contract
Just where the hell has Michael McDonald been? After a busy 2013 that included losses to former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao and former WEC champ Urijah Faber, McDonald has been shelved. Spending two years rehabbing hand and wrist injuries, McDonald may be healthy but he's not exactly rushing back into action.
Submitted Oct 9, 2015 6:04PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
ONE Championship 32's Almiro Barros ready to get back in cage two years after debut
Almiro Barros took the long road to MMA, growing up in a judo household before transitioning to jiu-jitsu where he became a world championship silver medalist before stepping into the ONE Championship cage for his pro MMA debut in Sept. 2013. Barros (1-0) hasn’t fought again since his debut, but he’ll return at ONE Championship 32, taking on Gianni Subba (5-1).
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:24PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Anthony Johnson wants fight with Ryan Bader, who covets UFC light heavyweight title shot
No doubt to put himself back in line for a title shot, onetime UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Johnson wants a fight with the surging Ryan Bader, his management team said. Johnson (20-5 MMA, 11-5 UFC), who lost a bid for the vacant belt in May to champ Daniel Cormier, would also get a little bit of payback – Bader’s (20-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) recent win at this month’s UFC 192 came over a longtime teammate, ex-champ Rashad Evans (19-4-1 MMA, 14-4-1 UFC).
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:23PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC's Soa Palelei was 'heartbroken' when he learned he was banned from children's hospital
Soa Palelei has already helped raise more than $60,000 for sick children. This weekend, he'll attempt to raise up to $200,000 more when he spends 24 hours on an exercise machine as part of a telethon. Despite those charitable actions and his role as an ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the UFC heavyweight was told last week that he was banned from visiting Princess Margaret Hospital for Children to see the ill kids. Matt Fuller, a retired Australian rules football player, was given the go-ahead. But the hospital told Palelei he could not come. Why? Because Palelei is a UFC fighter.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:21PM by tildengolfer - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Conor McGregor's response to Anthony Pettis: 'He's back on the Fight Pass events'
Last week, Anthony Pettis added his voice to the list of fighters who believe that UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor still hasn't quite earned his spot. "Conor's talking and doing his thing," Pettis said at Friday's UFC Fan Club Q&A in Houston. "But he hasn't beat no one yet."
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:20PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Pass adds Australian BRACE promotion
UFC's Fight Pass streaming service has inked a deal with BRACE MMA, considered by many as Australia's leading MMA promotion. In a story at news.com.au, Eric Winter, the general manager of Fight Pass, stated that the agreement to air all events live will start with a Nov. 21 show.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:19PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
Jessica Andrade drops down to strawweight division
Brazilian brawler Jessica Andrade will have a few more pounds to cut before her next UFC fight. The Parana Vale Tudo product, who went 4-3 in two years as a UFC bantamweight, has decided to drop from 135 to 115 pounds after suffering a second-round submission loss in a rematch with Raquel Pennington in September. "It’s easy," Andrade told MMAFighting.com on Thursday. "I expected it to be way more complicated, but I managed to stay at 132 pounds and eat well."
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:18PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
No opponent for Fedor Emelianenko announced at Rizin FF introductory press conference
We found out a name. Just not the one everyone was anticipating. Former PRIDE boss Nobuyui Sakakibara introduced his brand new MMA promotion at a press conference in Tokyo on Thursday. But there was no announcement regarding the opponent for Fedor Emelianenko in the main event on New Year's Eve, though it was promised in a press release.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:16PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
John Dodson, who holds a win over champion T.J. Dillashaw, moves back to 135
John Dodson is returning to a division in which he's already beaten the reigning champion. The Jackson's MMA fighter wants to return to action in December or January, and when he does, it will be back at 135 pounds. MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani broke the news on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:15PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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Karolina Kowalkiewicz makes UFC debut vs. Randa Markos at UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando
Undefeated Polish strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz, after signing with the UFC earlier this fall, has her first assignment. Kowalkiewicz (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will meet Randa Markos (5-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC on FOX 17 in December, UFC officials announced.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 10:09AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Myles Jury drops to featherweight, meets Charles Oliveira at UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando
The UFC’s final fight card of the calendar year got a little bit deeper on Wednesday, and one of its competitors will be moving to a new weight class. Myles Jury (15-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) will drop from lightweight to featherweight and will meet Charles Oliveira (20-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC) at UFC on FOX 17. UFC officials announced the new fight as part of Wednesday night’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:26AM by jae_1833 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
'UFC Fight Night 77: Belfort vs. Henderson 3' fight card set for Sao Paulo
The 13-bout lineup is set for next month’s “UFC Fight Night 77: Belfort vs. Henderson 3” event in Brazil. The event takes place Nov. 7 at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. Following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, the rest of the card airs on FOX Sports 1. Short and simple list: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1) Vitor Belfort vs. Dan Henderson Patrick Cummins vs. Glover Teixeira Thomas Almeida vs. Anthony Birchak Piotr Hallmann vs. Alex Oliveira Gilbert Burns vs. Rashid Magomedov Tom Lawlor vs. Fabio Maldonado PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1) Gleison Tibau vs. Abel Trujillo Yan Cabral vs. Johnny Case Clay Guida vs. Thiago Tavares Chas Skelly vs. Kevin Souza PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass) Viscardi Andrade vs. Gasan Umalatov Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera Matheus Nicolau vs. Bruno Korea
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:23AM by jae_1833 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
'Wonderboy' Thompson wants Saffiedine, injury-replacement slot or January return
UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson said he was targeted for a fight with Tarec Saffiedine after his highlight-reel knockout win over Jake Ellenberger in July. But a knee injury scratched that immediate possibility, and now he’s hoping to get it back. If Saffiedine isn’t ready, Thompson said, he’ll look to step in as an injury-replacement. And if that fails, he’ll target a return in January.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:16AM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Veteran MMA promoter, manager Monte Cox pleads guilty to federal tax charge
MMA promoter and manager Monte Cox, who once repped dozens of high-profile UFC fighters, faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty on Monday to a single federal count of filing a false tax return. Cox is scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, on Feb. 24, the Quad City Times reported. He also faces a maximum $100,000 fine, court costs and one year of probation.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:48PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
WSOF exec: Rousimar Palhares is a WSOF fighter; we'll respect NSAC’s decision
WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz said now-ex-welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares remains under contract with the promotion, but there are more immediate concerns – chiefly his wellbeing and fate with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. “The guy, we all know he has some problems, and he’s working on them,” Abdelaziz told MMAjunkie. “He’s got a great team around him (with) the Nogueira brothers and other people, and it’s going to be up to the athletic commission. The Nevada commission is going to make a decision, and after that, we’ll follow. We have to respect their decision.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:47PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Ronda Rousey on Holly Holm: 'This one's going to be a much longer fight'
Despite what the current odds tell us – and they suggest Ronda Rousey should mop the floor with challenger Holly Holm – the UFC women’s bantamweight champion thinks she could be in for a long night of work. At least compared to her series of other quick blowouts.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:47PM by tildengolfer - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mike Dolce: Johny Hendricks' UFC 192 weight cut was 'a comedy of errors'
Johny Hendricks ended up in a hospital with kidney stones and an intestinal blockage the day before he was supposed to weigh in last week for a fight with Tyron Woodley. It was perhaps rock bottom for someone who was struggled with his weight cut for years. Mike Dolce, Hendricks' former dietician, told Ariel Helwani on Monday's episode of The MMA Hour that he believes the responsibility lies with one person and one person alone.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:42PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ronda Rousey explains whether or not she actually wants to hurt opponents
Maybe Bethe Correia was an exception. But Ronda Rousey said Wednesday that she does not necessarily desire to hurt her opponents. The UFC women's bantamweight champion said on ESPN's First Take that it's not necessarily about inflicting pain, just about winning in such devastating fashion that no one has any interest in a rematch.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:40PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Field set for upcoming WSOF one-night lightweight tournament
The field has been set for the upcoming World Series of Fight one-night lightweight tournament. According to WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz, the tournament participants are as follows: Luis Palomino, Brian Foster, Mike Ricci, Islam Mamedov, Brian Cobb, Jorge Patino, Joao Zeferino and Rich Patishnock.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:40PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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