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WSOF President Ray Sefo Says He Turned Down Fedor Emelianenko Fight at Rizin
(sherdog.com)
Fedor Emelianenko almost had a different opponent at Rizin Fighting Federation’s New Year’s Eve event. World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo, who owns a 2-2 MMA record and has extensive professional kickboxing experience, says that he was offered the fight against the Russian a little more than a month before the card. However, Sefo turned it down, citing a lack of time to prepare for a bout against “The Last Emperor.” (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 5, 2016 4:47PM by Wez - 19 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Emanuel Newton-Linton Vassell rematch rounds out Bellator 149 main card
(mmafighting.com)
A light heavyweight rematch will round out the main card of Bellator 149. Former Bellator light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton will meet Linton Vassell on Feb. 19 in Houston, MMAFighting.com has learned. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 5, 2016 2:57PM by Wez - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Rockhold: I don't want to fight at UFC 199
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC champ Luke Rockhold has the foresight to know that when a big fight or event is on the horizon, much of what surrounds it gets lost in the shuffle. Rockhold (15-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) said that’s exactly what’s going to happen as July’s UFC 200 event draws near, which is why he wants his first middleweight title defense to take place on that mega-card, which airs July 9 on pay-per-view from the new Las Vegas Arena. “I would say (I want to fight in) May, June or July, but UFC 200 would be cool,” Rockhold told MMAjunkie Radio. “I don’t want to be on UFC 199, I’ll tell you that. The hype for 200 will be so big it will take away from 199. Who wants to be on 199? I want to be on 198 or 200. That would be cool, even if I’m not main eventing.”
Submitted Jan 5, 2016 1:42PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mayweather: Racism still exists in combat sports
(mixedmartialarts.com)
The greatest boxer of his generation, and the highest paid athlete in history, Floyd Mayweather Jr., recently spoke with Fight Hype's Ben Thompson about the state of boxing. FMJ argued emphatically that racism still exists in combat sports. While he directed most of his comments at boxing, particularly boxing media's P4P list, he referenced mixed martial arts as well.
Submitted Jan 5, 2016 1:41PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, Interviews, Miscellaneous
 
Tyron Woodley wants Robbie Lawler title fight, but ‘preparing myself to be heartbroken again’
(mmafighting.com)
For three long months, Tyron Woodley was the UFC's official No. 1 welterweight contender in waiting. But the fight game tends to have its own mind when it comes to matters like these, and after Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit set Las Vegas ablaze with an instant classic Saturday night at UFC 195, Woodley knows he may have some work to do if he wants to preserve his spot as the next in line. "Even before the fifth round, the way that the fight was going, I already was thinking, ‘goddamnit, they're about to do this fight again,'" Woodley said Monday on The MMA Hour. "We are in the era of the rematch. People want to see a rematch every other weekend. How many rematches have you seen?
Submitted Jan 5, 2016 1:38PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cirkunov Welcomes Nicholson to the Octagon at UFC 196
(topmmanews.com)
A Light Heavyweight match-up between Latvian import Misha Cirkunov and UFC newcomer Alex “The Spartan” Nicholson is set for UFC 196: Werdum vs. Velasquez 2 on February 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has not been confirmed as of yet where the bout will fall on the lineup however it will likely be part of the preliminary card. The UFC confirmed the bout today on their Facebook page.
Submitted Jan 5, 2016 1:34PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Emanuel Newton-Linton Vassell rematch rounds out Bellator 149 main card
(mmafighting.com)
A light heavyweight rematch will round out the main card of Bellator 149. Former Bellator light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton will meet Linton Vassell on Feb. 19 in Houston, MMAFighting.com has learned. The bout will be a rematch of an encounter held at Bellator 130, in which then-champ Newton submitted Vassell in the fifth-round with a rear-naked choke.
Submitted Jan 5, 2016 1:31PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Titan FC: Money for displaced fighters on Jan 15
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Titan FC says it will be sending out checks to all fighters who were on the card for the Titan FC 36 event. Titan FC CEO Jeff Aronson said his promotion wants to make things right with fighters left out of work with the sudden cancelation of this past month’s Titan FC 36. Aronson today told MMAjunkie Radio that he and Titan COO Lex McMahon will cut checks to help offset the losses stemming from the event, which was scrapped when Aronson suffered complications from a surgery.
Submitted Jan 5, 2016 12:56PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ronda Rousey named host of Jan. 23 edition of 'Saturday Night Live'
(mmafighting.com)
Those who predicted a loss in the Octagon would mean an end to Ronda Rousey's A-list outside gigs turned out to be wrong. In her first major move since losing the UFC women's bantamweight title to Holly Holm in Australia on Nov. 15, Rousey will host NBC's Saturday Night Live on Jan. 23, the network announced Tuesday. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 5, 2016 11:36AM by Wez - 5 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
UFC 195 Medical Suspensions: Dustin Poirier, Kyle Noke Get Potential 6-Month Sits
(sherdog.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight Dustin Poirier and middleweight Kyle Noke could be sidelined for six months after both men suffered broken noses at last Saturday’s UFC 195. The Nevada Athletic Commission on Monday released its list of medical suspensions from the event, which took place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. UFC 195 Medical Suspensions Robbie Lawler: Suspended until March 3; no contact until Feb. 17. Carlos Condit: Suspended until March 3; no contact until Feb. 17. Andrei Arlovski: Suspended until Feb. 17; no contact until Feb. 2. Kyle Noke: Must have fractured nose cleared by doctor or no contest until July 2. Minimum suspension no contest until Feb. 2; no contact until Jan. 24. (Left elbow strain) Drew Dober: Suspended until Feb. 2; no contact until Jan. 14. Scott Holtzman: Suspended until March 3; no contact until Feb. 17. Dustin Poirier: Must have fractured nose cleared by doctor or no contest until July 2. Minimum suspension no contest until Feb. 17; no contact until Feb. 2. Joseph Duffy: Suspended until Feb. 2; no contact until Jan. 14. (Lacerations) Joe Soto: Needs follow-up exam with retinal specialist, due May 1. Sheldon Westcott: Must have left knee cleared and right hand X-rayed; if positive then must be cleared by doctor or no contest until July 2. Minimum suspension no contest until Feb. 2; no contact until Jan. 24. Edgar Garcia: Suspended until Feb. 2; no contact until Jan. 24.
Submitted Jan 5, 2016 9:18AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Champ Holly Holm signs multiyear contract extension
(sherdog.com)
Unbeaten women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm this weekend inked a contract extension with the Ultimate Fighting Championship which will keep her with the promotion through 2016 and beyond. ESPN.com reports that Holm signed her new deal Saturday in Las Vegas, where she attended UFC 195 to cheer on Jackson-Wink MMA teammate Carlos Condit.
Submitted Jan 4, 2016 4:19PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Why Demian Maia won’t be grappling Nick Diaz at Metamoris
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – Surging UFC welterweight contender Demian Maia said he was offered a grappling match with Nick Diaz and would have accepted it, but Diaz’s participation was suddenly taken off the table. While in Las Vegas for this past weekend’s UFC 195 event, Maia (22-6 MMA, 16-6 UFC) said Ralek Gracie, who promotes the all-grappling Metamoris event, offered him a grappling match with the onetime welterweight title challenger at a future event.
Submitted Jan 4, 2016 4:13PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
‘Pissed’ Frankie Edgar says he’s ‘expecting the worst’ for title shot
(mmafighting.com)
On Dec. 11, former UFC lightweight champion made an emphatic move to challenge for the featherweight title by knocking out fellow contender Chad Mendes. He was promised he was next by the UFC brass afterwards, which put a smile on his face.
Submitted Jan 4, 2016 4:12PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Rogan calls for scoring and judging changes following Robbie Lawler's win at UFC 195
(mmafighting.com)
When you see controversial decisions in MMA, criticism of the scoring system won't be far behind. UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler scored another split decision in a win over Carlos Condit Saturday night at UFC 195 and plenty of fighters, fans and media are crying foul. UFC commentator Joe Rogan called the fight and says it's finally time for MMA to move away from boxing's 10-point must system.
Submitted Jan 4, 2016 4:10PM by tildengolfer - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Luke Sanders steps in to fight Maximo Blanco; UFC Fight Night 81 lineup shuffled
(mmajunkie.com)
Maximo Blanco finally has a new opponent for next week’s UFC Fight Night 81 fight card. Undefeated RFA vet Luke Sanders (10-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in to fight Blanco (12-6-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC), who originally was expected to fight fellow featherweight Dennis Bermudez (14-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC). (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Jan 4, 2016 2:50PM by Wez - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Newcomer Randy Brown meets Matt Dwyer at UFC on FOX 18
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC found a fighter, and welterweight newcomer Randy Brown has found a fight on MMA’s biggest stage. Brown (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), an undefeated 170-pound prospect, has signed with the UFC and is slated to meet Matt Dwyer (8-3 MMA, 1-2 UFC) at UFC on FOX 18. The latest UFC on FOX 18 card includes: Anthony Johnson vs. Ryan Bader Jake Ellenberger vs. Tarec Saffiedine Andrew Holbrook vs. Sage Northcutt Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Diego Ferreira George Sullivan vs. Alexander Yakovlev Tony Martin vs. Felipe Olivieri Alex Caceres vs. Masio Fullen Iuri Alcantara vs. Jimmie Rivera Damon Jackson vs. Levan Makashvili Kevin Casey vs. Rafael Natal Randy Brown vs. Matt Dwyer
Submitted Jan 4, 2016 2:24PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 195 salaries: Lawler ($500K), Condit ($315K) earn top disclosed payouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The total disclosed payroll for the event was $1,723,000. The full list of disclosed UFC 195 payouts included: Robbie Lawler: $500,000 (no win bonus) def. Carlos Condit: $315,000 Stipe Miocic: $120,000 (includes $60,000 win bonus) def. Andrei Arlovski: $250,000 Albert Tumenov: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Lorenz Larkin: $36,000 Brian Ortega: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Diego Brandao: $36,000 Abel Trujillo: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Tony Sims: $12,000 Michael McDonald: $40,000 (includes $20,00 win bonus) def. Masanori Kanehara: $14,000 Alex Morono: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Kyle Noke: $26,000 Justine Kish: $20,000 (includes $ win bonus) def. Nina Ansaroff: $10,000 Drew Dober: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus) def. Scott Holtzman: $12,000 Dustin Poirier: $84,000 (includes $42,000 win bonus) def. Joseph Duffy: $20,000 Michinori Tanaka: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Joe Soto: $20,000 Sheldon Westcott: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Edgar Garcia: $10,000
Submitted Jan 4, 2016 2:00PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bibiano Fernandes set to defend ONE Championship belt in January
(mmafighting.com)
ONE Championship announced that Bibiano Fernandes will put his bantamweight title on the line in 19 days. Fernandes, undefeated under the ONE banner with six wins, including five title fights, is scheduled to take on Kevin Belingon in the main event of ONE Championship 36 in Changsha, China, on Jan. 23.
Submitted Jan 4, 2016 1:39PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
CFFC 56 – Two former champions, Sean Santella and Artur Rofi will return to the company in an attempt to reclaim what was once theirs
(mmamadhouse.com)
Two Former CFFC Champions – Santella and Rofi Return in 2016! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Next year is scheduled to be a banner year for Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC), but to look in towards the future one might want to visit the past. Two former champions, Sean Santella and Artur Rofi will return to the company in an attempt to reclaim what was once theirs. Both will see action on February 27, 2016 when CFFC returns to the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From 2012 to 2013, Sean Santella (14-5-1) was the king of the flyweights in the northeast. He captured the inaugural CFFC flyweight crown in February 2012 and reeled off of four straight victories. After an injury, Santella returned in 2014 and lost his crown to Nick Honstein. After leaving CFFC, Santella is 1-1-1 coming off a submission victory in his last fight over Jay Pressley (5-2) and his eager to make his CFFC return. “Feels great to be back,” exclaimed Santella. “CFFC has some of the best flyweights around and that’s who I want to fight. I’m getting that belt back!”
Submitted Jan 4, 2016 1:37PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Carlos Condit following UFC 195: 'It's a good possibility this was my last fight'
(mmafighting.com)
LAS VEGAS -- Carlos Condit talks about his loss to Robbie Lawler at UFC 195 and the chances of this being his last fight.
Submitted Jan 3, 2016 6:43PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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