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BAMMA 26 postponed in order to implement new medical standards
(mmaplus.co.uk)
European Mixed Martial Arts promotion BAMMA have made the decision to postpone their June 4, BAMMA 26 event in order to implement new medical standards. The event was scheduled to take place at Dublin’s 3Arena and was set to be headlined by Light-Heavyweight title fight, Paul Craig versus Ireland’s own Chris Fields. The card will now take place on September 10th and is fully expected to still take place in Ireland. MMA in Ireland has found itself under a microscope recently, with the unfortunate passing of Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho in April. In light of this, BAMMA have made the decision to introduce mandatory annual pre-fight MRI/MRA scans for all of their fighters.
Submitted May 10, 2016 1:23PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Scott Coker rules out Dada 5000's Bellator return: 'I think we should just be friends'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Bellator FC president Scott Coker does not see any reason for Dada 5000 to be back fighting under his organization. Last February 19, heavyweight fighter Dhafir Harris, more popularly known as "Dada 5000" suffered a major health scare following his fight against Kimbo Slice at Bellator 149. The 38-year old fighter suffered two heart attacks and renal failure during the fight that was officially ruled as a third round TKO victory in favor of Slice. In his appearance at the Dan LeBatard show in mid-April, Harris attributed his near-death experience to being a mere "part-time fighter".
Submitted May 10, 2016 1:20PM by JLS1980 - 7 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Titan FC hires Jessica Aguilar as WMMA matchmaker, signs Carina Damm
(bloodyelbow.com)
Despite recent concerns regarding the overall health of the organization, Titan FC is continuing their expansion in a surprising direction. The Florida-based organization has recently announced that they would be implementing weight classes for women to compete in the promotion at both strawweight and flyweight. They have also announced the signing of longtime veteran Carina Damm to start off their divisions. One of the most seasoned active competitors in WMMA, Aguilar has fought around the world in almost every major organization. Her time in Bodog, HOOKnSHOOT, Bellator and World Series of Fighting, along with her current UFC run appear to be a factor, providing her with insight into how women's divisions work and what kind of talent and matchups the organization looking to showcase.
Submitted May 10, 2016 1:18PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Rizin Fighting’s Ultimate Goal is to Have UFC Send its Champions to Rizin Grand Prix
(mmaweekly.com)
Rizin Fighting Federation has rekindled the fighting spirit of Pride FC in Japan, bringing in fighters such as Fedor Emelianenko, Wanderlei Silva, and Kazushi Sakuraba. The foundation of the promotion, however, is its eight-man Grand Prix. Rizin has built its Grand Prix not by signing all the fighters it can find, but by inviting fighters from partnering promotions around the globe to send their fighters to compete. Rizin’s first Grand Prix winner was Bellator’s King Mo Lawal. Returning to the Grand Prix format in 2016, Rizin president and former Pride executive Nobuyuki Sakakibara said that the first round of the 2016 Grand Prix will begin in September and conclude with the promotion’s big New Year’s event.
Submitted May 9, 2016 9:07PM by JLS1980 - 31 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Holly Holm officially tabbed to headline UFC card in Chicago
(reviewjournal.com)
UFC officials announced a pair of main event bouts for July cards during Sunday’s broadcast of UFC Fight Night 87 on Fox Sports 1. Former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm will return to the cage for the first time since losing her belt to Miesha Tate in June when she takes on Valentina Shevchenko at UFC on Fox 20 in Chicago on July 23. Shevchenko had her five-fight winning streak snapped with a unanimous decision loss to Amanda Nunes in March. The UFC’s first visit to South Dakota also has a main event as lightweight Tony Ferguson will fight Michael Chiesa at UFC Fight Night 91 in Sioux Falls on July 13.
Submitted May 9, 2016 1:58PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 87 draws reported 10,421 attendance for $1,523,320 live gate
(mmajunkie.com)
Today’s UFC Fight Night 87 event drew an announced attendance of 10,421 fans and a live gate of $1,523,320. James Elliott, the vice president and general manager of UFC Europe, Middle East and Africa, announced the figures at the night’s post-event news conference, which MMAjunkie attended. UFC Fight Night 87 took place at Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It aired on FOX Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, Dutch heavyweight Alistair Overeem took out former champion Andrei Arlovski with a second-round TKO to the delight of his home fans.
Submitted May 9, 2016 1:50PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 87 Athlete Outfitting pay: Arlovski and Struve earn top payouts
(mmajunkie.com)
Fighters from Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 87 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling $117,500.
Submitted May 9, 2016 1:05PM by JLS1980 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 87 bonuses: The home fan favorites crushed some $50,000 checks
(mmajunkie.com)
Alistair Overeem, Stefan Struve, Germaine de Randamie and Gunnar Nelson each earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at today’s UFC Fight Night 87 event. All four fighters earned “Performance of the Night” honors. There was no “Fight of the Night” awarded. The four winners fought in the final four bouts on the card. James Elliott, the vice president and general manager of UFC Europe, Middle East and Africa, announced the winners at the night’s post-event news conference, which MMAjunkie attended.
Submitted May 9, 2016 1:03PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Invicta FC 17 results: Evinger retains at bantamweight, Hill captures strawweight belt
(mmajunkie.com)
Colleen Schneider was as high as a +400 underdog entering her shot at Tonya Evinger and the bantamweight title at Invicta FC 17. She came up short, but showed enough to suggest she may have deserved a little more respect at the sportsbooks. Schneider (10-7) was game for five rounds against Evinger (18-5) never backing down from her more experienced and accomplished opponent. However, Evinger simply had more tools available as she repeatedly used trip takedowns to grind away for a unanimous decision victory.
Submitted May 8, 2016 3:19AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF targets championship rematch with Marlon Moraes vs. Josh Hill 2
(mmajunkie.com)
It appears Canadian contender Josh Hill (14-1) will have a second chance to unseat WSOF bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes(16-4-1). WSOF President Ray Sefo recently revealed his intention to book a rematch between the two in an upcoming event.
Submitted May 7, 2016 7:12PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Delray police arrest Dennis Wright in connection to death of Jordan Parsons
(mmafighting.com)
After a six-day search, the Delray Beach Police Department (DBPD) in Florida have arrested Dennis Wright, 28, in connection to the death of Jordan Parsons. According to a news release obtained by MMA Fighting, "Wright, whose license has been suspended six times, is facing multiple charges, including leaving the scene of a crash causing death. Investigators have recovered the damaged 2013 Range Rover Sport involved in the crash."
Submitted May 7, 2016 6:16PM by grappler0000 - 12 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Miscellaneous
 
UFC announces Fight Night event in Hamburg, Germany
(mmafighting.com)
UFC announced today prior to the weigh-ins for Sunday's show in Holland that they will be debuting in Hamburg, Germany on Sept. 3. The Fight Night event will be held at the Barclaycard Arena, a 16,000-seat venue which is the major arena in Germany's second-largest city. No matches were announced for the show, but tickets for the event will go on sale on May 27...
Submitted May 7, 2016 2:58PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Ivan Buchinger to defend title June 4 vs. undefeated challenger Magomed Idrisov
(mmamadhouse.com)
M-1 Global has announced that M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Ivan “Buki” Buchinger will defend his title against undefeated challenger Magomed Idrisov, headlining M-1 Challenge 67,June 4 at Baku, Azerbaijan. Also announced is a fight between undefeated Kazakh welterweight prospectShavkat Rakjmonov and Brazilian veteran Carlos Alexandre “Indio” Pereira. M-1 Challenge 67 will be streamed live from Azerbaijan in high definition onwww.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all of the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets.
Submitted May 6, 2016 10:23PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
James Vick vs. Beneil Dariush targeted for UFC 199
(mmafighting.com)
The UFC is targeting a lightweight fight between James Vick and Beneil Dariush for UFC 199 after Evan Dunham, Vick's original opponent, recently withdrew from the fight due to undisclosed reasons, MMA Fighting has learned. Coincidentally just one week ago, Vick agreed to fight Dunham after Leonardo Santos got injured.
Submitted May 6, 2016 4:16PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Martin Svensson Returns to Cage Warriors Fighting Championship
(mmaviking.com)
London, England May 5th 2016:The Cage Warriors Fighting Championship is pleased to announce the latest addition to its lightweight division, Swede, Martin Svensson (14-6 MMA | 2-1 CWFC) to an exclusive multi-fight deal. The Swedish star originally signed for Cage Warriors in January 2014 as a featherweight following a decision loss to Jim Alers in a CWFC title challenge at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena in September 2013. Alers went onto compete in the UFC while Svensson immediately rebounded with wins against the highly regarded British veteran Robbie Olivier at CWFC 66 in March 2014 and former CWFC Title challenger Dave Hill at CWFC 71 in August 2014.
Submitted May 6, 2016 3:45PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Veteran Fighter Blas Avena Found Dead, Police Suspect Suicide
(mmaweekly.com)
Thirty-two-year-old mixed martial artist Blas Avena was found deceased in his Las Vegas apartment on Wednesday. Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating his passing as a possible suicide. “Arriving police and medical personnel located an adult male who was pronounced deceased at the scene. As of now, the death is being investigated as a suicide,” a LVMPD spokesperson told TMZ.
Submitted May 6, 2016 2:58PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
 
Godofredo Pepey faces Darren Elkins at UFC on Fox 20
(https:)
A featherweight bout has been confirmed for UFC on Fox 20. Godofredo Castro faces Darren Elkins. The bout was confirmed by sources close to the organization. UFC On Fox 20 will take place on July 23 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Submitted May 6, 2016 5:51AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Titan FC inks 'TUF 19' runner-up Dhiego Lima for June 10 debut
(mmajunkie.com)
“The Ultimate Fighter 19” runner-up Dhiego Lima has joined the Titan FC welterweight roster.
Submitted May 6, 2016 5:35AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Awad vs. Santos, Piccolotti vs. Wood complete Bellator 154 main card
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator 154’s main card is once again complete after the promotion’s announcement of two more bouts for the event. A Bellator press release announced the additions of a welterweight bout between Saad Awad (18-7 MMA, 6-3 BMMA) and Evangelista Santos (21-16 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) and a lightweight bout between Adam Piccolotti (7-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) and Ray Wood (7-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA).
Submitted May 6, 2016 5:26AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Chiesa in the works for UFC's South Dakota debut
(mmafighting.com)
An intriguing lightweight fight between Tony Ferguson and Michael Chiesa is in the works for the UFC's debut in South Dakota. According to multiple sources, the promotion is currently targeting Ferguson vs. Chiesa as the main event of the July 13 card in Sioux Falls, S.D. The UFC has yet to officially announce the fight because it has yet to be finalized.
Submitted May 6, 2016 5:21AM by JLS1980 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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