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Lion Fight to put Brightest Stars on Display for Muay Thai Event at UFC Fan Expo
(sherdog.com)
Lion Fight to put Brightest Stars on Display for Muay Thai Event at UFC Fan Expo.
Submitted May 12, 2015 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lineup set for next month's Kimbo vs. Shamrock Bellator 138 event in St. Louis
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is set for next month’s Bellator 138 in St. Louis with a whopping nine fights on the prelims and 14 overall.
Submitted May 12, 2015 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Three-time NCAA wrestling champion and 2016 Olympic hopeful Ed Ruth signs with Bellator
(espn.go.com)
Three-time NCAA wrestling champion and 2016 Olympic hopeful Ed Ruth has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA, according to promotion officials. Ruth, 25, is focused on representing the U.S. in the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro as a freestyle wrestler, but has previously revealed an interest in mixed martial arts. Ed Ruth has aspirations of Olympic gold, and then "MMA gold." He has trained in MMA alongside former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Hunter Martin/Getty Images On Monday, Ruth confirmed his signing with Bellator in a released statement. "I've known for a long time now that after I get Olympic gold around my neck, I was going to get some MMA gold for my waist," Ruth stated. Ruth is the only three-time NCAA champion to ever come out of Penn State. He finished his collegiate career with an overall record of 136-3.
Submitted May 11, 2015 5:11PM by Shawn91111 - 20 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Lyman Good, Jimmie Rivera, Jeff Lentz Victorious in Title Bouts at CFFC 48
(sherdog.com)
Lyman Good, Jimmie Rivera, Jeff Lentz Victorious in Title Bouts at CFFC 48.
Submitted May 11, 2015 10:38AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Metamoris 6 results: Barnett submits Gracie
(mmafighting.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett is two-for-two in Metamoris after submitting Ryron Gracie on Saturday.
Submitted May 11, 2015 10:33AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
UFC, Bellator fighters defeated at Copa Podio
(mmafighting.com)
Sergio Moraes and Goiti Yamauchi faced top competition in jiu-jitsu and submission at Saturday night’s Copa Podio in Rio de Janeiro, but came up short.
Submitted May 11, 2015 10:31AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Alvey's spray-tan sponsor was against UFC policy
(mmafighting.com)
Sam Alvey's creative logo placement didn't please the UFC.
Submitted May 11, 2015 10:29AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Andrew Craig vs. Edgar Garcia added to UFC Fight Night 71 in San Diego
(mmajunkie.com)
Andrew Craig (9-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is dropping from middleweight to welterweight for a UFC Fight Night 71 bout with Edgar Garcia (14-4 MMA, 0-3 UFC). UFC officials recently added the fight to the lineup.
Submitted May 11, 2015 10:14AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Rafael Nunes says injury, illness takes him out of ONE Championship 27 vs. Eddie Ng
(mmajunkie.com)
Rafael Nunes was anxious to get back to work since sitting on the sidelines since this past July. But now he’ll have to wait a little longer. Nunes (10-1) was set to face Eddie Ng (7-2) later this month at ONE Championship 27. Instead, an injury and illness has knocked him out of the fight, he told MMAjunkie. Nunes said a clavicle injury happened first, but it wouldn’t necessarily have kept him from the lightweight bout. But then the Brazilian came down with dengue fever, he said – a mosquito-borne virus.
Submitted May 11, 2015 10:12AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
 
UFC Fight Night 65 bonuses: With 10 finishes in 12 fights, who got $50,000?
(mmajunkie.com)
Robert Whittaker, James Vick, Daniel Hooker and Alex Chambers each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 65 event. All four won “Performance of the Night” bonuses; no “Fight of the Night” honors were given out...
Submitted May 10, 2015 1:59PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 65 post-fight facts: Stipe Miocic's 361 total strikes set UFC record
(mmajunkie.com)
After a record-setting night of finishes during the UFC’s previous event in Australia, UFC Fight Night 65 turned out to be a worthy encore and produced 10 stoppages in 12 fights at Adelaide Entertainment Center. A first-round knockout opened Saturday’s card, but Stipe Miocic (13-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) closed it out with a drawn-own beatdown of Mark Hunt (10-10-1 MMA, 5-4-1 UFC) in the heavyweight main event. It was a noncompetitive bout in which Miocic battered Hunt with a record amount of strikes before the referee stepped in to award the TKO win in Round 5. Miocic wasn’t the only one to make history in Adelaide, though. Check out 50 post-fight facts to come out of UFC Fight Night 65...
Submitted May 10, 2015 1:53PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Instead of asking Mark Hunt if he wanted to stop, officials should have forced him to
(mmajunkie.com)
In retrospect, the doctor should have been a clue. The doctor meant well. The doctor was a great big red flag. It happened between the fourth and fifth rounds in the headliner of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 65 event at Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. Standing over the series of misshapen lumps that had very recently resembled Mark Hunt, this cageside doctor leaned in close and asked, “Mark, can you honestly see?”
Submitted May 10, 2015 1:46PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 65: Hunt vs Miocic - Weigh-In Results
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC Fight Night 65: Hunt vs. Miocic Weigh-in Results Main Card (on UFC Fight Pass) Stipe Miocic (243) vs. Mark Hunt (266) -Brad Tavares (184) vs. Robert Whittaker (185) -Anthony Perosh (205) vs. Sean O’Connell (205) -Jake Matthews (155) vs. James Vick (156) Preliminary Card (on UFC Fight Pass) -Hatsu Hioki (146) vs. Daniel Hooker (145) -Kyle Noke (170) vs. Jonavin Webb (170) -Daniel Kelly (186) vs. Sam Alvey (185) -Bec Rawlings (115) vs. Lisa Ellis (115) -Dylan Andrews (185) vs. Brad Scott (185) -Alex Chambers (115) vs. Kailin Curran (116) -Vik Grujic (170) vs. Brandan O’Reilly (170) -Alptekin Ozkilic (126) vs. Ben Nguyen (126)
Submitted May 9, 2015 2:39PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ronda Rousey Named Most Dominant Athlete Alive
(mmaweekly.com)
Business Insider published a list of the “50 most dominant athletes alive” this week and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey sat atop the assembly of international athletes...
Submitted May 9, 2015 12:51PM by grappler0000 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Stipe Miocic: ‘I Have Better Stand-Up’ Than Mark Hunt
(mmaweekly.com)
Two top five-ranked heavyweights headline Saturday’s (Sunday local time) UFC Fight Night 65: Miocic vs. Hunt at Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Australia. Fourth-ranked Stipe Miocic (12-2) takes on fifth-ranked Mark Hunt (10-9-1) in the fight card’s featured attraction, and the bout carries title contender implications. Eight of Miocic’s twelve wins are by knockout, while seven of Hunt’s victories are by knockout. Hunt, a former kickboxing world champion, is known for his ability to end a fight with one shot, but Miocic isn’t worried about his opponent’s punching power...
Submitted May 9, 2015 12:44PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Police Video: Search of Jones' car, post accident
(m.mixedmartialarts.com)
Looks like Jones' public image will not be aided by this video. Some cross-forum stuff.
Submitted May 8, 2015 11:50PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
SoCal fighters disperse after Mark Munoz sells gym
(mmafighting.com)
Patrick Cummins was training Tuesday with Michael Bisping. Kendall Grove was there, too. Then Mark Munoz walked in with some of his coaches.
Submitted May 8, 2015 11:27AM by FastKnockout - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Schilling says he's fighting at Bellator 139, will train at American Top Team
(mmajunkie.com)
Joe Schilling said in a recent interview that he’ll compete in consecutive MMA bouts for the first time since 2008 when he fights at Bellator 139 on June 26.
Submitted May 8, 2015 11:17AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Anthony Pettis injured, Edson Barboza steps in vs. Myles Jury at UFC on FOX 16
(mmajunkie.com)
Anthony Pettis has been struck by injury once again and has been forced out of his scheduled bout with Myles Jury at UFC on FOX 16 on July 25. Striking specialist Edson Barboza has been tapped as his replacement.
Submitted May 8, 2015 11:16AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joseph Duffy returns at UFC Fight Night 72, meets Ivan Jorge in Glasgow
(mmafighting.com)
Joseph Duffy will step inside the Octagon against Brazilian veteran Ivan Jorge at UFC Fight Night 72 in Glasgow. Sources confirmed the match-up to MMAFighting.com following a report from Combate. Duffy (13-1) impressed in his UFC debut in March, finishing Jake Lindsey in less than two minutes at UFC 185. The Irish lightweight has only gone the distance once in his 14-fight MMA career.
Submitted May 8, 2015 12:25AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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