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Ex-champ Michael Chandler signs long-term extension with Bellator
After talking up his value and calling for big fights, ex-lightweight champ Michael Chandler has signed a long-term contract extension with Bellator MMA. The Viacom-owned promotion announced the deal today, characterizing it as a “multi-year, multi-fight contract extension.” Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, though MMA fans will get an idea of Chandler’s (14-3 MMA, 11-3 BMMA) minimum salary when show and win purses are reported by state athletic commissions. “Michael Chandler is synonymous with our brand and doubles as an incredibly talented and exciting mixed martial artist,” Bellator President Scott Coker stated in a press release. “Not every fighter or free agent aligns with our future plans, but when looking at Chandler’s resume, inking him to a long-term extension was a no-brainer.”
Submitted Feb 12, 2016 4:22PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Julian Erosa vs. Teruto Ishihara featherweight bout added to UFC 196 in Las Vegas
Next month’s mega-UFC pay-per-view in Las Vegas continues to build with a new fight added to the preliminary card. Julian Erosa (15-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will take on Teruto Ishihara (7-2-2 MMA, 0-0-1 UFC) in a featherweight bout at UFC 196. UFC officials recently announced the new matchup. With the addition, the latest UFC 196 card includes: Champ Rafael dos Anjos vs. Conor McGregor – for lightweight title Champ Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate – for women’s bantamweight title Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawlor Erick Silva vs. Nordine Taleb Darren Elkins vs. Chas Skelly Jim Miller vs. Diego Sanchez Marcelo Guimaraes vs. Vitor Miranda Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko Ilir Latifi vs. Gian Villante Jason Saggo vs. Justin Salas Julian Erosa vs. Teruto Ishihara
Submitted Feb 12, 2016 4:05PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Legend Kevin Randleman has passed away at age 44
There's unfortunate news in the MMA world tonight, as we've learned that Kevin Randleman has passed away.
Submitted Feb 11, 2016 10:39PM by FastKnockout - 23 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Bellator signs trio of Brazilian woman
Bellator continues it's recent string of signings with 3 brazilian woman 2 of which were succesful in other martial arts before a transition to mma.One being a SandShou champ and the other a muaythai fighter.
Submitted Feb 11, 2016 8:19PM by FKA - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Bellator
Cage Warriors Announces Return with April 15 Event in London
After a brief hiatus, Cage Warriors Fighting Championship is planning to hold its first event in 17 months later this year. The European mixed martial arts promotion announced on Thursday that CWFC 75 will take place at Camden Centre in London on April 15. Matchups and broadcast details are expected to be revealed at a later date. “We know that fight fans want to know everything right now, but I wanted to make sure Cage Warriors returns in a way I felt comfortable with, and in a way that underlined our commitment to develop the sport in the EMEA region,” CWFC President Graham Boylan said in a release. CWFC 74, the promotion’s most recent offering, took place on Nov. 15, 2014 at Copper Box Arena in London and saw current UFC talent Nicholas Dalby outpoint Mohsen Bahari in the main event. All told, the organization has staged 85 events since its inception in 2002.
Submitted Feb 11, 2016 4:05PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC free agent Aljamain Sterling to announce contract decision on MMA Hour
Top 10 UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling is one of the top free agents in MMA, and he's made his decision as to which promotion he'll compete under for his future fights. The 26-year-old Long Island native will make his announcement on Monday's (February 15th) edition of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. According to his message on Instagram, he's received offers from the UFC, Bellator, World Series of Fighting, and ONE Championship.
Submitted Feb 11, 2016 4:02PM by JLS1980 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jason 'Mayhem' Miller arrested for suspicion of DUI
Maybe Jason Miller's planned return to fighting was supposed to represent a fresh start. But so far, we seem to be getting more of his same old act. The troubled Miller was arrested the morning of Feb. 7 in Irvine, Calif. for suspicion of driving under the influence, according to Orange County public arrest records. He was released later that day and is due to appear in a local court on March 7.
Submitted Feb 11, 2016 3:47PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Kendall Grove vs. Francisco France completes Bellator 150 card in Kansas
The card is complete for Bellator 150 later this month with the addition of a new middleweight fight to the main card. Kendall Grove (22-15 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) will meet Francisco France (13-3-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) on the card, promotion officials today announced. MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET) Marcos Galvao vs. Eduardo Dantas – for bantamweight title Cheick Kongo vs. Vinicius Queiroz Bobby Cooper vs. David Rickels Francisco France vs. Kendall Grove Lena Ovchynnikova vs. Rebecca Ruth PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie 7 p.m. ET) Gregory Babene vs. Brandon Farran Gaston Reyno vs. Chuka Willis David Hammons vs. Kyle Noblitt Chris Harris vs. Julian Marque Henry Lindsay vs. Marcio Navarro Deron Charlis vs. Thai Clark Andre Fialho vs. Manuel Meraz Jonathan Gary vs. Jason Witt
Submitted Feb 11, 2016 3:44PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Ronda Rousey back in training for first time since Holly Holm loss
It looks like Ronda Rousey is officially blazing the comeback trail as she gets back in the gym for the first documented session with her coaches since a November 2015 loss to Holly Holm. TMZ captured the former champion working mitts and throwing combinations with coach Edmond Tarverdyan at the Glendale Fighting Club in California this week. Rousey had stated following a vicious head-kick knockout to Holm last year that she may not be able to take any kind of impact for "three to six months" -- but it looks like she's at least ready to start throwing hands again
Submitted Feb 11, 2016 1:44PM by postman - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Former UFC, PRIDE standout Wanderlei Silva to appear at Bellator 149 Fan Fest
Bellator may have taken the next step toward getting Wanderlei Silva into its fold by getting the former UFC standout and PRIDE champion onto its Fan Fest lineup for next week. The Bellator Fan Fest takes place Feb. 18, the night before Bellator 149, at Dave & Buster’s (7620 Katy Freeway #100) in Houston. Bellator 149 takes place the next day at Toyota Center in Houston with a main card on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie. MMA veterans Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock meet in a trilogy rematch in the main event, and street fighting legends Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson and Dhafir “DADA 5000” Harris meet in a co-main event grudge match.
Submitted Feb 11, 2016 11:41AM by postman - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Damian Stasiak meets newcomer Filip Pejic at UFC Fight Night 86 in Croatia
The UFC’s debut event in Croatia continues to grow with the addition of a bantamweight bout. Zagreb’s own Filip Pejic (10-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 86 against Poland’s Damian Stasiak (8-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC). Promotion officials announced the new matchup today. With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 86 card now includes: Junior Dos Santos vs. Ben Rothwell Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ruslan Magomedov Bojan Mihajlovic vs. Francis Ngannou Timothy Johnson vs. Marcin Tybura Jan Blachowicz vs. Igor Pokrajac Nicolas Dalby vs. Bartosz Fabinski Damir Hadzovic vs. Mairbek Taisumov Alessio Di Chirico vs. Bojan Velickovic Filip Pejic vs. Damian Stasiak
Submitted Feb 11, 2016 9:15AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rin Nakai vs. Leslie Smith, Ben Nguyen vs. Justin Scoggins set for UFC Fight Night 85
The UFC’s return to Australia next month has two more fights added to an already hefty lineup. Rin Nakai (16-1-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Leslie Smith (7-6-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will return from long layoffs for a women’s bantamweight matchup at UFC Fight Night 85. And flyweights Ben Nguyen (14-5 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Justin Scoggins (11-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will fight. UFC officials announced the new bouts today, giving the card 13 total fights, following an initial report in The Courier Mail in Australia. With the additions, the latest UFC Fight Night 85 card includes: Mark Hunt vs. Frank Mir Hector Lombard vs. Neil Magny Steve Bosse vs. James Te Huna Alan Jouban vs. Brendan O’Reilly Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Daniel Kelly Seo Hee Ham vs. Bec Rawlings Johnny Case vs. Jake Matthews Viscardi Andrade vs. Richard Walsh Ross Pearson vs. Abel Trujillo Chad Laprise vs. Alan Patrick Mark Eddiva vs. Daniel Hooker Rin Nakai vs. Leslie Smith Ben Nguyen vs. Justin Scoggins
Submitted Feb 10, 2016 9:57PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 151 card complete with addition of seven prelims in Oklahoma
The card is complete for next month’s Bellator 151 event in Oklahoma with the addition of seven prelims. On Tuesday, the card’s co-main event got a change when unbeaten Brit Michael Page (9-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) had to pull out. Former RFA welterweight champion Gilbert Smith (12-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) stepped up on a month’s notice to face Fernando Gonzalez (24-13 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) in the co-feature. Now the rest of the card is set. Bellator 151 takes place March 4 at Winstar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, Okla. The main card airs on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie. The complete Bellator 151 main card now includes: MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET) Joe Warren vs. Darrion Caldwell Fernando Gonzalez vs. Gilbert Smith Bubba Jenkins vs. Goiti Yamauchi Sirwan Kakai vs. Joe Taimanglo PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET) Chris Jones vs. Ray Wood Steve Garcia vs. Ricky Turcios Justin Patterson vs. Chance Rencountre Aaron Roberson vs. Treston Thomison Roger Carroll vs. Neiman Gracie Jermayne Barnes vs. Derek Palmer Stephen Banaszak vs. Steven Peterson
Submitted Feb 10, 2016 9:55PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Scott Coker: Bellator, Rizin both interested in Wanderlei Silva
If Wanderlei Silva can ever get clear of his issues with the Nevada Athletic Commission, he could be looking at a windfall. Bellator MMA president Scott Coker told Ariel Helwani on a recent edition of The MMA Hour that both Bellator and Rizin are interested in Silva, a recent free agent, provided he's no longer under suspension. "He's gonna have to clear that all up," Coker said. "That's gonna be part of the deal. I know that Rizin wants to sign him as well. There's gonna be a couple of bidders out there for Wanderlei's services."
Submitted Feb 10, 2016 5:34PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations, Bellator
Erokhin fails drug test at TUF 22 finale
The Russian heavyweight's latest fight was a highly criticized, listless unanimous decision loss to Gabriel Gonzaga at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale on Dec. 11 in Las Vegas. And late last month, Erokhin was removed from the UFC roster. Now, Erokhin's drug test from the TUF Finale has come back positive. Erokhin popped for the anabolic steroid drostanolone in a pre-fight, in-competition test, according to documents obtained by MMA Fighting through a public records request with the Nevada Athletic Commission. Erokhin failed a test sent to Quest Diagnostics administered by the NAC, not a test administered by USADA. He will face a suspension and fine from the NAC in an upcoming hearing.
Submitted Feb 10, 2016 5:32PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
CM Punk says he's slated for back surgery, UFC debut delayed again
The long-awaited UFC debut of Phil “CM Punk” Brooks is going to have to wait a little longer. The former WWE star and MMA newcomer today told MMAFighting.com he’s slated for back surgery today to correct a herniated disc. He reportedly expected a four- to six-month recovery and hopes to fight by year’s end. “My back has always bugged me,” Punk told MMAFighting.com. “Figured it was just wrestling (expletive). Turns out it was. “It got bad enough to the point where I couldn’t do anything the week before I went to train with the New Jersey Devils last month. One day I could manage. The next day I couldn’t. I’ve been in agony for almost a month. Chiropractor, acupuncture, massage, cryotherapy – nothing worked.”
Submitted Feb 10, 2016 12:29PM by Budgellism - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mickey Gall is a big betting favorite over CM Punk
CM Punk's UFC debut has been expected for a while now, and it seems that he finally has an opponent - Mickey Gall. Gall defeated Mike Jackson in just 45 seconds at UFC Fight Night 82 to earn his bout with Punk, and it looks like oddsmakers are favoring the guy with the actual fight experience. Here's the opening 5Dimes line ( ) CM Punk +260 Mickey Gall -380 Over 1.5 +135 Under 1.5 -175
Submitted Feb 10, 2016 10:31AM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Michael Page out of Bellator 151, RFA champ Gilbert Smith in vs. Fernando Gonzalez
Fans will have to wait a little bit longer to see Michael Page show off his flashy fighting style again in the Bellator cage. Page (9-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) is out of his scheduled Bellator 151 co-main event showdown with Fernando Gonzalez (24-13 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) for undisclosed reasons. Stepping in to replace “Venom” is the now former RFA welterweight champion Gilbert Smith (12-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA). Bellator officials confirmed the switch to MMAjunkie The latest Bellator 151 main card includes: Joe Warren vs. Darrion Caldwell Fernando Gonzalez vs. Gilbert Smith Bubba Jenkins vs. Goiti Yamauchi Sirwan Kakai vs. Joe Taimanglo
Submitted Feb 10, 2016 3:39AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Luke Barnatt vs. Jason 'Mayhem' Miller booked for Venator FC III
Jason "Mayhem" Miller is coming out of retirement. Miller has signed with Italian-based Venator FC and will face the promotion's middleweight champion Luke Barnatt for the belt on May 21, 2016 in Milan, Italy, MMAFighting.com has learned.
Submitted Feb 9, 2016 9:04PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Jon Jones responds to Monday's events via Instagram
Just fucking wow...how this dude doesn't have a PR guy yet is mind blowing... Instagram video of him basically saying a bunch of cock shit. Any of us would go to jail if we were caught simultaneously driving without a license, registration, and insurance while serving probation for serious traffic violations. Then he goes on social media and makes light of it saying we are talking about "tickets"...that is the problem. He gets tickets, try that as an average Joe in AZ or southern Cali and your ass is posting bail at best, if you were on probation that bail would simply be to much for you to afford.
Submitted Feb 9, 2016 3:31PM by jae_1833 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
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