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Mamed Khalidov Blasts Michal Materla in 31 Seconds for Middleweight Gold at KSW 33
(sherdog.com)
Mariusz Pudzianowski might be Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki's biggest star, but Mamed Khalidov is the promotion's greatest fighter. Saturday at Tauron Arena in Krakow, Poland, Khalidov proved it once more, demolishing Michal Materla in 31 seconds and taking middleweight gold in the main event of KSW 33. KSW boldily billed the Materla-Khalidov clash as the “biggest fight in European MMA history,” but Khalidov (31-4-2) left little room for anything resembling drama. Within seconds, Khalidov landed a hard right hook that wobbled the champion. Khalidov then sprinted, took flight and bashed Materla (22-5) with a flying knee, another perfect right hook as the champ fell and a dozen rifling punches before referee Piotr Michalak could intervene in barely half a minute.
Submitted Nov 28, 2015 8:33PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
‘Jacare’ Souza going after Dana White if he doesn’t get title shot after UFC 194
(mmafighting.com)
Ronaldo Souza got past every single middleweight the UFC put in front of him inside the Octagon, and he wants no one else besides the champion after UFC 194. Matched up against top contender Yoel Romero on Dec. 12, "Jacare" demands a title shot if he’s victorious in Las Vegas. "I’m not thinking about this," Souza said of the possibility of not being the next in line. "Here’s the deal: I will defeat Romero, and I’ll get Dana White later. I can’t get that matchmaker (Joe Silva) because he’s too small. Dana White is a bit bigger.
Submitted Nov 28, 2015 8:29PM by JLS1980 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Boxing: Tyson Fury Pulls Off Shocking Upset of Wladimir Klitschko.
(sherdog.com)
The new heavyweight champion of the world is flamboyant, unpredictable, iconoclastic, biting, endearing in certain ways, and apparently has a good singing voice. Not many thought Tyson Fury could beat reigning heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, especially taking on the defending Ukrainian WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champ in his second back yard, the ESPRIT Arena, in Dusseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. But Fury did it. He rocked the world and the Klitschko-dominated, dormant heavyweight division with a stunning unanimous decision, winning by 115-112 on the scorecards of Cesar Ramos and Ramon Cerdan, and 116-111 by judge Raul Caiz Sr.’s tally—despite Fury being deducted a point in the 11th round by referee Tony Weeks for rabbit punching.
Submitted Nov 28, 2015 8:25PM by JLS1980 - 10 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Henderson wants to stay in UFC, but will test free agency
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson earned a split decision win over Jorge Masvidal at UFC Fight Night 79 in Seoul, Korea. It was his second win a row, have defeated Brandon Thatch in the Fight of the Night earlier this year. Both bouts were at welterweight. He previously dropped two in a row at lightweight. It was the last fight on his UFC contract. In Seoul, after the decision was announced, he took of his UFC gloves and left them in the Octagon, a ceremonial representation of the end of his current contract with the organization.
Submitted Nov 28, 2015 4:24PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Benson Henderson vs. Jorge Masvidal UFC Fight Night 79 scorecard
(mmafighting.com)
The Benson Henderson vs. Jorge Masvidal UFC Fight Night 79 scorecard reveals another close decision win for Henderson on Saturday morning. Henderson won the fight via split decision (47-48, 48-47, 49-46) at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea. Mark Craig gave Masvidal rounds 1, 3 and 5 en route to his 48-47 score, while Barry Foley gave rounds 1, 2, and 5 to Henderson for his 48-47 score for Henderson. Charlie Keech gave rounds 2, 3, 4 and 5 to Henderson.
Submitted Nov 28, 2015 10:47AM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs RFA champ Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger to fight Tecia Torres at UFC 194
(mmafighting.com)
It didn't take long for Tecia Torres to get a new opponent. The popular women's strawweight contender will take on the newly signed Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger at UFC 194 on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced Friday. Torres was initially supposed to fight Michelle Waterson, who pulled out this week due to a knee injury.
Submitted Nov 27, 2015 4:26PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Niklas Bäckström Draws Bulgarian Vet for Battle of Botnia
(mmaviking.com)
Niklas Bäckström will headline Battle of Botnia’s return against Bulgarian Georgi Stoyanov. The Swede from Luleå’s opponent was announced today by the promotion out of Umeå for their November 28th event.
Submitted Nov 27, 2015 3:04PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
RFA champ Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger steps in against Tecia Torres at UFC 194
(mmajunkie.com)
Tecia Torres has a new opponent for UFC 194. Torres (6-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) was originally slated to face Michelle Waterson (13-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at the event, but an injury forced Waterson off the event. Stepping in on late notice is former RFA strawweight champion Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who will be making her octagon debut.
Submitted Nov 27, 2015 2:56PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 195 Update: Russell Doane to Face Michinori Tanaka on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas
(sherdog.com)
Russell Doane and Michinori Tanaka will lock horns at UFC 195 in Las Vegas. The bantamweight contest was recently added to the UFC 195 event page on UFC.com. UFC 195 takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Jan. 2 and is headlined by a welterweight championship clash between Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit.
Submitted Nov 27, 2015 9:45AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
John Dodson explains why he asked to fight Thomas Almeida at bantamweight
(mmafighting.com)
John Dodson talks about why he's moving back up to bantamweight, his most recent loss to Demetrious Johnson, why he wants to fight Thomas Almeida, Holly Holm's victory and more.
Submitted Nov 27, 2015 9:41AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former undisputed boxing champion O'Neil Bell shot to death in street robbery
(bloodyelbow.com)
O'Neil Bell, one of only two "undisputed" cruiserweight champions in boxing's history, was killed in a Wednesday morning robbery in Atlanta, Georgia. The native of Jamaica was just 40 years old. Atlanta Journal-Constitution has more details on this tragedy, including the vehicle description and the number of suspects.
Submitted Nov 26, 2015 4:28PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Sakakibara undecided on Fedor’s opponent: ‘Please wait a little more’
(bloodyelbow.com)
With little more than a month to go before his return to MMA takes place on December 31st at the Saitama Super Arena, Fedor Emelianenko is still without an official opponent. While names like Jaideep Singh and Tsuyoshi Kosaka had been thrown around over the past few months, it appears that neither of those fighters will get the first crack at the returning Russian heavyweight legend.
Submitted Nov 26, 2015 4:27PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ gets 2 year suspension from USADA for HGH
(mmajunkie.com)
Now-retired UFC heavyweight Mirko Filipovic has received a two-year suspension from UFC anti-doping partner USADA for the use of human growth hormone prior to his canceled fight with Anthony Hamilton at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 79.
Submitted Nov 26, 2015 4:18PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC veteran Thiago Silva loses via knockout this past weekend
(mmafighting.com)
Former UFC veteran Thiago Silva (16-5-2 NC) lost his most recent fight against Marcus Sursa this past Saturday in the main event of Gladiator Challenge. The fight took place in St. Charles, Mo. Sursa defeated the Silva via knockout at 2:00 of round two.
Submitted Nov 26, 2015 4:10PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
War Machine blows kiss to prosecutor as defense lawyer argues sex was consensual
(reviewjournal.com)
War Machine blew a kiss to the prosecutor Monday. In the midst of a lengthy hearing on sexual assault charges against the mixed martial arts fighter also known as Jonathan Koppenhaver, just as his defense lawyers argued that alleged victim Christine Mackinday had made false rape allegations in the past, Chief Deputy District Attorney Jacqueline Bluth interrupted. "Judge, for the record, Mr. Koppenhaver just blew a kiss at me," she said. Defense attorney Brandon Sua said he didn't see it. "I'm not going to make up that he blew a kiss at me, which I find offensive," Bluth said.
Submitted Nov 25, 2015 6:47PM by tildengolfer - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
'Tired' Uriah Hall will take time off from UFC, get fat after fighting five times in 2015
(mmamania.com)
In case you haven't noticed, Uriah Hall has been a busy man as of late. The former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) finalist has competed a whopping five times for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2015, including three fights in just four months, racking up a 3-2 record during that span. That's why "Prime Time" wants to chill, get fat and chow down on some In-N-Out Burger, which is where he held his latest periscope session (via MMA Digest) to reveal his plans to take time off. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 25, 2015 4:23PM by Wez - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Citing lack of passion, UFC welterweight Cathal Pendred announces MMA retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight and “Ultimate Fighter 19” veteran Cathal Pendred today announced he’s retiring from MMA after six years as a professional. In a prepared statement posted on his Twitter account, Pendred said his feelings for the sport have changed and he’s decided to step away from the life of an active fighter while still remaining in the sport. “I have other interests that I want to pursue,” he wrote. “The time is right to close one door and open another.” Pendred’s rep was unavailable for comment.
Submitted Nov 25, 2015 1:10PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Heavyweight contenders Josh Barnett, Ben Rothwell face off at UFC on FOX 18
(mmafighting.com)
January's FOX card just got bigger. Literally. A pair of heavyweight contenders, Josh Barnett and Ben Rothwell, will meet in an important bout at UFC on FOX 18 on Jan. 30 in Newark, N.J., it was announced Tuesday night on FOX Sports Live. (Courtesy of on Twitter) ___________________________________________________________________________ Current UFC on Fox 18 card: Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell Tarec Saffiedine vs. Jake Ellenberger George Sullivan vs. Alexander Yakovlev Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Joaquim Silva Felipe Olivieri vs. Tony Martin Jimmy Hettes vs. Charles Rosa
Submitted Nov 24, 2015 11:45PM by Wez - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Livia Renata Souza vs DeAnna Bennett Headlines Invicta FC 15
(mmarising.com)
Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Livia Renata “Livinha” Souza makes the first defence of her title on January 16th at Invicta Fighting Championships 15 in Costa Mesa, California. Souza is set to face undefeated contender DeAnna “The Argentine Assassin” Bennett in the night’s main event.
Submitted Nov 24, 2015 1:44PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Michelle Waterson injured, out of UFC 194 fight with Tecia Torres
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC 194 megacard took a blow this week. Michelle Waterson is injured and out of an anticipated women's strawweight fight with Tecia Torres at the Dec. 12 event in Las Vegas, UFC senior vice president of public relations Dave Sholler confirmed with MMA Fighting. The news was first reported by MMAjunkie.
Submitted Nov 24, 2015 1:10PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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