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Emil Weber Meek Shocks the World, Stops Palhares
(mmaviking.com)
Emil Weber Meek (8-2-1-1) stops Rousimar Palhares (18-7) in less than a minute by countering a single leg with elbows and then punches to the head to quickly KO the Brazilian! “I’m here to shock the world” said Meek to MMAViking.com about the opportunity to fight the UFC veteran and WSOF champion, and he did just that at Venator FC III. There was short feeling out period in Italy, where the two fighters exchanged a few punches without much intention. Then Palhares dove in for a single leg and had it against the cage looking to get the fight to the ground. With the Norwegian’s back to the fence, the Frontline MMA Academy fighter landed hard elbows with mean intentions which stunned the Brazilian. Quickly turning on top of the dangerous fighter, Meek wasted no time in punching Toquino in the side of the head with quick and powerful blows, and again, and again, and again until the referee jumped in at just 45 seconds!!!
Submitted May 22, 2016 1:55PM by JLS1980 - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ilima Macfarlane-Rebecca Ruth Added to Bellator: Dynamite 2
(sherdog.com)
Bellator MMA announced Friday night that a women’s flyweight bout has been added to the eagerly-anticipated Bellator: Dynamite 2 event, which is set for June 24 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Promotion officials confirmed that Ilima-Lei Macfarlane will take on Rebecca Ruth on the card, which is anchored by the heavyweight bout between former UFC 205-pound champ Quinton Jackson and Satoshi Ishii. Macfarlane has been impressive since turning pro, having won all three of her bouts, two of which have been inside the Bellator cage. The last time “The Ilimanator” competed, she submitted Amber Tackett via first-round armbar at Bellator 148.
Submitted May 22, 2016 1:51PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Kato vs. Schilling rematch booked for 2nd Bellator Kickboxing event
(bloodyelbow.com)
Hisaki Kato scored one of MMA's best KOs of 2015 when he walloped Joe Schilling in 2015. Now the two men will rematch under the Bellator banner next month, but this time it'll be in the kickboxing ring.
Submitted May 22, 2016 1:49PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
UFC's 'Greatest fighter of all-time' poll includes McGregor, but not Demetrious Johnson
(bloodyelbow.com)
We're just a couple of months away from the big UFC 200 pay-per-view, and to celebrate the historic event, the UFC is asking fans to help them determine the greatest fighters of all-time. Earlier this week, they put out a poll for fans to choose the #1 greatest fighter ever, with the first of a six-part countdown series beginning on May 29th. Here are the options that they've listed on their website: (Screenshot for proof) Anderson Silva B.J. Penn Conor McGregor Matt Hughes Georges St-Pierre Ronda Rousey Jon Jones Jose Aldo Fabricio Werdum Chuck Liddell Other (you'd submit your own name afterwards)
Submitted May 20, 2016 9:52PM by tildengolfer - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
McCall vs. Scoggins at UFC 201
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC flyweights Ian 'Uncle Creepy' McCall and Justin 'Tank' Scoggins will fight at UFC 201 on July 30, 2016 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Scoggins, ranked #11 in the division, is on a two-fight win streak, over Josh Sampo and Ray Borg. McCall, ranked #5, is coming off a decision loss to John Lineker in a catchweight bout after Linkeker failed to make weight. Prior to that he was on a two-fight wins streak, over Iliarde Santos and Brad Pickett. A hero of The UnderGround, McCall is coming off a series of injuries, but is now returned to form. UFC 201 is headlined by UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley. UFC flyweight champion bDemetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis serves as the co-main.
Submitted May 20, 2016 9:50PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC flyweight John Moraga returns against Matheus Nicolau at TUF 23 Finale
(mmafighting.com)
A flyweight bout between UFC contender John Moraga and TUF Brazil 4 semifinalist Matheus Nicolau is slated for The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale on July 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the booking on Friday. Moraga (16-4) is currently the No. 6 ranked flyweight on the UFC's media-generated rankings. He has been out of action since suffering a concussion in a May 2015 loss to Joseph Benavidez.
Submitted May 20, 2016 9:50PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Canelo Alvarez vacates WBC belt to avoid 'artificial deadlines' for GGG fight
(boxingjunkie.usatoday.com)
*Please note, I figured most on the PG would like to see this but don't know exactly where to post it* Lineal and Ring Magazine middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez has decided to vacate his WBC middleweight belt as the WBC’s 15-day deadline to get a unification fight done with mandatory challenger Gennady Golovkin draws near. Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs), coming off an explosive sixth-round knockout of Amir Khan on May 7, said he did not want to be negotiating the fight with Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) under “artificial deadlines.” With Canelo vacating the belt, Golovkin, who was the interim WBC champion, sheds the interim title and is now the WBC middleweight champion. Canelo released a statement Wednesday: “After much consideration, today, I instructed my team at Golden Boy Promotions to continue negotiating a fight with Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin and to finalize a deal as quickly as possible. I also informed the WBC that I will vacate its title. For the entirety of my career, I have taken the fights that no one wanted because I fear no man. Never has that been more true than today. I will fight ‘GGG,’ and I will beat ‘GGG’ but I will not be forced into the ring by artificial deadlines. I am hopeful that by putting aside this ticking clock, the two teams can now negotiate this fight, and ‘GGG’ and I can get in the ring as soon as possible and give the fans the fight they want to see.”
Submitted May 20, 2016 12:42PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Jason 'Mayhem' Miller misses weight by 24 pounds
(mmafighting.com)
Jason Miller weighed 209 pounds at the Venator FC III weigh-ins Friday in Milan, Italy. Only issue was it was a for a middleweight title fight against Luke Barnatt. So Miller missed weight by a staggering 24 pounds.
Submitted May 20, 2016 11:49AM by tildengolfer - 12 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Vitaly Minakov will face Peter Graham on Fedor vs Maldonado card
(mmanews.pl)
If the average man is sporting potential once in a lifetime , it's Peter Graham ( 11-9 ) had a few such moments . 40 -year-old Australian successfully divided his career between the MMA and the last of the big successes of the box . After numerous titles of boxer , it's time for the Super Fight in the formula mixed , because his opponent will be undefeated Vitaly Minakov ( 17-0 ) . Just a few days ago we reported that the Russian was stripped of his championship belt federation Bellator for which has not fought for about two years . Now Minakova reappears at Fight Nights, where the same fights Fedor Emelianenko . Graham , in turn , has had a great duel with Mariusz Pudzianowski in London. Since then, boxing and even gave up the role of a judge
Submitted May 20, 2016 6:22AM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Diego Brandao Accepts 9-Month Suspension from USADA for Positive Marijuana Test
(sherdog.com)
Former UFC featherweight Diego Brandao has accepted a nine-month suspension for failing a drug test at UFC 195, according to a statement from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Brandao tested positive for Carboxy-THC, a metabolite of marijuana and/or hashish, in a sample taken during an in-competition drug test at the Jan. 2 event. The suspension is retroactive to the date of the event, but Brandao will be eligible for a one-month reduction in length “pending the satisfactory completion of an approved anti-doping educational program.” Brandao is also subject to additional penalties from the Nevada Athletic Commission since UFC 195 took place in Las Vegas. He still has to appear before the NAC for a disciplinary hearing.
Submitted May 20, 2016 6:13AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Ali Bagautinov vs. Geane Herrera set for UFC Fight Night 89
(mmafighting.com)
A former flyweight title challenger will head to Ottawa looking to start another run toward the top. Ali Bagautinov will meet Geane Herrera in a 125-pound bout at UFC Fight Night 89 in Canada's capital on June 18. The UFC announced the bout Thursday.
Submitted May 20, 2016 2:04AM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
World Series of Fighting signs undefeated middleweight Phil Hawes
world series of fighting (wsof) recently bolstered its middleweight roster, signing undefeated jacksonwink mma standout phil hawes (3-0). hawes has long been considered one of the best prospects in mma, combining a standout juco wrestling background with arguably the sport's best training and preparation in albuquerque. his teammates sing his praises, and now fans across the globe get to see him work inside the wsof cage.
World Series of Fighting (WSOF) recently bolstered its middleweight roster, signing undefeated JacksonWink MMA standout Phil Hawes (3-0). Hawes has long been considered one of the best prospects in MMA, combining a standout JUCO wrestling background with arguably the sport's best training and preparation in Albuquerque. His teammates sing his praises, and now fans across the globe get to see him work inside the WSOF cage.
Submitted May 19, 2016 2:52PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Chael Sonnen launches grappling event series, Shields vs. Henderson headlines
(bloodyelbow.com)
Chael Sonnen is getting into the promotion business. The UFC need not worry though - Chael's not promoting MMA. He'll enter the grappling world with a new event series he dubbed 'Submission Underground'. And he has a lot of talent lined up for the first event, which goes down July 17th in Portland. Here's what the card looks like: Jake Shields vs. Ben Henderson Muhammed Lawal vs. Vinny Magalhaes Kenny Florian vs. Filipe Costa Ricco Rodriguez vs. Fabiano Scherner Jens Pulver vs. Nathan Orchard
Submitted May 19, 2016 1:36AM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
John Lineker set to clash with Michael McDonald at UFC Fight Night 91
(mmafighting.com)
An intriguing bantamweight fight has been added for the UFC's first event in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. John Lineker is set to face Michael McDonald in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 91, as first reported by UFC Tonight. The one-time flyweight Lineker has been streaking as a bantamweight, going 2-0 since making the move to 135 pounds. He just scored a unanimous decision over Rob Font at UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil on May 14. Before then he submitted Francisco Rivera at UFC 191.
Submitted May 19, 2016 1:18AM by tildengolfer - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Cyborg' Justino vs. Germaine de Randamie being discussed for UFC 201 (updated)
(mmafighting.com)
Now that she's in the UFC, Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino is making up for lost time. According to a report on UFC Tonight, "Cyborg" could be making a quick turnaround to fight again at UFC 201 in Atlanta. A catchweight bout between her and Germaine de Randamie is being discussed for event, which takes place on July 30 at the Phillips Arena.
Submitted May 19, 2016 1:17AM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Scott Coker: Held-Jensen better fight for Bellator 155 digital stream than Coenen-Dufresne
(mmafighting.com)
When news came out that Julia Budd would face former Strikeforce champion Marloes Coenen for the inaugural featherweight title on the Bellator prelims, there was a fair amount of public consternation. A lot of people disagreed with Bellator’s decision to put a title fight on a digital stream, regardless of the logic behind it. The logic behind it, of course, was to draw more attention to Bellator’s streaming presence, which in a roundabout way it did.
Submitted May 19, 2016 1:16AM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Cris Cyborg adamant her next fight will be Invicta FC title defense
(mmafighting.com)
.... Cyborg complained on Twitter that she wasn’t allowed to bring her Invicta FC belt to her media obligations during UFC 198 fight week. She had the belt during the open workouts, and told MMA Fighting that she was hoping to bring it to the cage on fight night. "I’m the 145-pound champion," she tweeted. "The UFC doesn’t have my division, okay. But they don’t have the right to delete my division. No point trying to manipulate my fans. I will be defending my belt in my next fight. I already proved I can make 140 pounds, I did my part."
Submitted May 19, 2016 1:15AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Demetrious Johnson set to defend flyweight title against Wilson Reis at UFC 201
(mmafighting.com)
UFC 201 is starting to shape up as yet another big-time event in July. During a UFC Tonight telecast on Wednesday it was reported that UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will defend his title against Wilson Reis at UFC 201. According to the report, Reis-Johnson will be the co-main event for the July 30 pay-per-view card, which takes place July 30 at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
Submitted May 19, 2016 1:13AM by tildengolfer - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Weidman explains reason for UFC 199 withdrawal
(mmafighting.com)
Chris Weidman posted on his Facebook page Wednesday morning an explanation on why he had to pull out of his rematch with Luke Rockhold at UFC 199. The former UFC middleweight champion admitted he could be sidelined for awhile after surgery on a herniated disc in his neck, and is targeting the November show at Madison Square Garden for his return.
Submitted May 18, 2016 2:38PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Michael Bisping steps in to fight champ Luke Rockhold at UFC 199
(mmajunkie.com)
Michael Bisping has stepped in as a replacement and will fight middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 199. Bisping (28-7 MMA, 18-7 UFC) replaces ex-champ Chris Weidman (12-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC), who was forced out of the title shot with champ Rockhold (15-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) on Tuesday due to a neck injury and pending surgery. UFC President Dana White today announced the change while on ESPN’s “Sports Center.” The UFC executive said the title shot would’ve gone to Ronaldo Souza (23-4 MMA, 6-1 UFC), but “Jacare” is facing knee surgery following a first-round TKO win over Vitor Belfort (25-12 MMA, 14-8 UFC) this past weekend at UFC 198.
Submitted May 18, 2016 1:42PM by postman - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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