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GIF: Cro Cop smashes Satoshi Ishii with left high kick at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014
Satoshi Ishii was butthurt over the way his first fight ended with Mirko Filipovic (watch it), so the Olympian asked for a rematch at the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 hybrid event on Dec. 31, 2014 inside Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 6:26PM by RacingHartPurple - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
James Krause vs. Valmir Lazaro slated for UFC 184 in Los Angeles
A lightweight bout between James Krause (21-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Valmir Lazaro (12-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is the latest addition to next month’s UFC 184 event.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 5:01PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Costas Philippou forced off UFC Fight Night 59 main card with injury
Veteran middleweight Costas Philippou has been forced off this month’s UFC Fight Night 59 main card with an injury.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 1:55PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF alum Cody Bollinger signs with Titan FC
Cody Bollinger, formerly of World Series of Fighting and The Ultimate Fighter, has signed a deal with Titan FC.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:42AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
MMA Career Could Be in Store for Decorated Collegiate Wrestler, Olympic Hopeful Ed Ruth
MMA Career Could Be in Store for Decorated Collegiate Wrestler, Olympic Hopeful Ed Ruth.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:38AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Numerous sources confirm Fedor Emelianenko still not interested in return to MMA
Multiple sources confirmed to BloodyElbow.com that Fedor Emelianekno is still not interested in a comeback.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:36AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Groenhart vs Holzken set for GLORY 19
Murthel ‘The Predator' Groenhart (55-16-3, 31 KO's) will be returning to the welterweight division in February for a rematch with Nieky ‘The Natural' Holzken (84-11, 44 KO's) on Friday, February 6.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:35AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Matt Riddle doesn't appreciate insult, fires back at ONE FC champ Ben Askren
Ben Askren wanted to insult UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, but in the process, he apparently ruffled the feathers of former UFC fighter Matt Riddle.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:31AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC's first European flyweight, Phil Harris, announces retirement
After an 11-year pro career that included five final fights in the UFC, Phil Harris is calling it quits.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:30AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Donald Cerrone spent $20,000 to make six figures against Myles Jury
LAS VEGAS — It takes a village to build a fighter, and also several thousand dollars to get him ready for a fight.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 10:28AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Injured Tarec Saffiedine out of planned UFC Fight Night 60 headliner with Matt Brown
The lineup for next month’s UFC Fight Night 60 event has taken a blow with Tarec Saffiedine (15-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) suffering an injury and being forced out of a planned headliner with welterweight contender Matt Brown (19-12 MMA, 12-6 UFC). Sources close to the event told MMAjunkie that Saffiedine, a former Strikeforce champion, has suffered a groin injury and been forced off the card. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity since the UFC hasn’t yet made a formal announcement.
Submitted Jan 1, 2015 9:20AM by Poor_Franklin - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
CM Punk to train in Roufusport alongside Anthony Pettis and Ben Askren
CM Punk has chosen a fight team, and according to Dana White, the former pro-wrestling superstar will be training just a few minutes away from his Chicago home. The UFC President confirmed the long rumored news in an appearance on Fox Sports, stating that his latest high profile signing will be hosting camp with Roufusport in Milwaukee.
Submitted Dec 31, 2014 10:39AM by JLS1980 - 41 comments
Filed under: UFC
Moraes, Hill To Meet At WSOF 18 In Edmonton In February
Top MMA News has learned that the World Series of Fighting will return to Edmonton in February with WSOF 18. The event will be a live televised NBC Sports event that is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, February 12. On the card, World Series of Fighting Bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes will defend his title against Josh Hill. The two were previously scheduled to fight in September 2014 at WSOF 13 but Hill was forced to pull out due to injury.
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 10:30PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Iuri Alcantara vs. Frankie Saenz added to UFC Fight Night 61 in Brazil
A bantamweight matchup between Iuri Alcantara (31-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Frankie Saenz (9-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is the latest addition to February’s “UFC Fight Night 61: Evans vs. Teixeira” event.
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 10:06PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Isaac Vallie-Flagg announces UFC release, petitions Bellator MMA for job
Four-time UFC veteran Isaac Vallie-Flagg (14-6-1 MMA, 1-3 UFC) today announced he’s no longer employed by the sport’s largest promotion.
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 10:03PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
Jesse Taylor out at WSOF 17, Krasimir Mladenov awaits new opponent
With the change to the lineup, WSOF 17 now includes: Jake Shields vs. Brian Foster Brian Cobb vs. Johnny Nunez Krasimir Mladenov vs. opponent TBA Bryson Hansen vs. Rudy Morales Adam Cella vs. Danny Davis Jr.
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 4:15PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Mairbek Taisumov gets new opponent for UFC on FOX 14 in Sweden
Mairbek Taisumov has a new opponent for next month’s UFC on FOX 14 event in Sweden. Promotional newcomer Anthony Christodoulou (12-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has replaced Yan Cabral (12-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and will now fight lightweight Taisumov (22-5 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at the show. UFC officials today announced the change, though a reason wasn’t given for Cabral’s withdrawal from the card. The full UFC on FOX 14 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson Dan Henderson vs. Gegard Mousasi Ryan Bader vs. Phil Davis Akira Corassani vs. Sam Sicilia PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 5 p.m. ET) Nico Musoke vs. Albert Tumenov Sultan Aliev vs. Kenny Robertson Makwan Amirkhani vs. Andy Ogle Nikita Krylov vs. Stanislav Nedkov Anthony Christodoulou vs. Mairbek Taisumov Konstantin Erokhin vs. Viktor Pesta PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass, 4 p.m. ET) Mirsad Bektic vs. Alan Omer Chris Beal vs. Neil Seery
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 3:50PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Man standing in way of MMA in NY under FBI investigation
New York may be the capitol of the world, but as far as the world's fastest growing sport is concerned, it's in last place. MMA is legal and regulated everywhere in North America, except for New York. Standing in the way year after year is New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 3:44PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Condit wants to settle score with Diaz
On March 15 at UFC 171, Carlos Condit suffered a torn ACL and partially torn meniscus in a fight with Tyron Woodley. He had surgery, and has spent the time with family and rehabilitating his knee.
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 11:05AM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Taktarov: Original Championship ended in 90's
MMA pioneer Oleg Taktarov recently conducted an extensive interview with Artem Safarav for Sports.ru, excerpted below. Taktarov was the UFC 6 tournament champion, and holds wins over Marco Ruas, "Tank" Abbott, and Mark Kerr, among many others. He moved from fighting to acting, his original goal when he came to America.
Submitted Dec 30, 2014 11:03AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
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