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UFC: Impostor chose Rory MacDonald's walkout music for years
Walkout music isn't huge business in MMA, but it is an associative identifier to certain fighters, lending it some level of importance. When I hear "Sandstorm", I think of Wanderlei Silva. When I hear "Bad reputation", I think of Ronda Rousey. A fighter's music serves another purpose in that it helps put them in the zone or amps them up for the impending violence they are about to engage in.
Submitted Sep 12, 2014 4:58PM by scoozna - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC, Miscellaneous
Sergei Kharitonov to Face Satoshi Ishii at M-1 Challenge 53 in Beijing on Nov. 11
Strikeforce and Pride Fighting Championships veteran Sergei Kharitonov will square off with 2008 Olympic gold medalist Satoshi Ishii in a heavyweight bout at M-1 Challenge 53.
Submitted Sep 12, 2014 4:00PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Adriano Moraes Submits Geje Eustaquio to Become First One FC Flyweight Champion
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Adriano Moraes is rapidly establishing himself as one of One Fighting Championship’s biggest stars, and the Brazilian enhanced his burgeoning reputation by submitting Geje Eustaquio and becoming the promotion’s first-ever flyweight champion at One FC 20 “Rise of the Kingdom” on Friday at the Koh Pich Theatre.
Submitted Sep 12, 2014 3:59PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA
UFN: Brasilia weigh-ins: Silva 264, Arlovski 248
Bloody Elbow is the place to be to watch the UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski weigh-ins, which air today at 3 PM ET/12 PM PT.
Submitted Sep 12, 2014 3:53PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
BJ Penn fires back at Mike Dolce: I spent $1,000 per day on famed 'Diet' and still wasn't fed
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) two-division titleholder, BJ Penn, retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) last July, following a technical knockout loss to Frankie Edgar, which marked the Hawaiian's 145-pound debut. To help him reach his new weight class, "The Prodigy" hired famed weight-cutting expert Mike Dolce.
Submitted Sep 12, 2014 12:36PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
A day before showtime, Cage Warriors 72 loses headliner/title challenger
The lineup for Saturday’s Cage Warriors 72 event has undergone some late changes following the loss of a headliner and title challenger.
Submitted Sep 12, 2014 12:33PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Cage Warriors 72 weigh-in results: Tait and Tauru on mark for title fight
Cory Tait (134.6 pounds) and Toni Tauru (134.5) have made weight for their title fight, which headlines Saturday’s Cage Warriors 72 event.
Submitted Sep 12, 2014 12:32PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Tecia Torres and Carla Esparza have bitter exchange regarding PED usage
Following the debut episode of The Ultimate Fighter Season 20, Tecia Torres took to Instagram to deny PED usage, while simultaneously taking jabs at Carla Esparza. (TUF 20 Episode 1 spoilers included)
Submitted Sep 12, 2014 12:23PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Thomas Almeida vs. Tim Gorman slated for UFC Fight Night 56
Thomas Almeida and Tim Gorman have verbally agreed to compete at UFC Fight Night 56 on Nov. 8 in Uberlandia, Brazil, according to UFC officials Thursday.
Submitted Sep 11, 2014 11:29PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tom Bagnasco replaces John Schulz, faces Ryan Couture on Spike TV
Detroit, Mich. (September 11, 2014) - There has been a change to the Bellator 124 fight card as John Schulz has been removed from the main card due to health issues and has been replaced by Michigan native Tom Bagnasco.
Submitted Sep 11, 2014 8:33PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Lucas Martins says 'scared' Jeremy Stephens declined to fight him at UFC 179
Lucas Martins takes on Darren Elkins at UFC 179, but the Chute Boxe featherweight wasn’t expecting to face him on Oct. 25.
Submitted Sep 11, 2014 8:30PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator 124 weigh-in results: Newton, Beltran official for 205-pound title fight
The Bellator 124 fighter weigh-ins are in the books, and all but one fighter was on the mark on their first attempts.
Submitted Sep 11, 2014 8:28PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Daniel Kelly vs. Luke Zachrich added to UFC Fight Night 55
Four-time Australian Olympic judoka Daniel Kelly (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his official UFC debut on home soil, as he meets Luke Zachrich (14-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 55.
Submitted Sep 11, 2014 8:27PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Aigun Akhmedov, Aziz Pahrudinov sign with with Titan FC for October debuts
Titan FC has signed a pair of New Jersey-based fighters to its roster, and both will make their promotional debuts next month at Titan FC 31.
Submitted Sep 11, 2014 4:57PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping nearly come to blows, have to be separated during Aussie staredown
Is it just me, or has the intensity level gone up a notch during face offs ever since the now-infamous Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier brawl went down?
Submitted Sep 11, 2014 2:12PM by FastKnockout - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lyoto Machida vs. CB Dollaway? Both sides 'interested' in December showdown in Brazil
I believe this is refereed to as the "process of elimination."
Submitted Sep 11, 2014 2:09PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
California Becomes First State to Adopt Youth Pankration Rules, Regulations
In an effort to move away from unsanctioned events involving adolescents, the California State Athletic Commission approved the United States Fight League to oversee and regulate youth Pankration statewide.
Submitted Sep 11, 2014 2:06PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Bellator 124's Liam McGeary, Kelly Anundson squabble over quality of competition
Bellator light heavyweight Liam McGeary and Kelly Anundson disagree on who’s walked a tougher road to get to the finals of the promotion’s 2014 Summer Series tournament at Bellator 124.
Submitted Sep 11, 2014 2:03PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
Dana White: GSP can have title shot if he returns
The fighting future of former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre may be in question, but one thing is for sure according to UFC President Dana White: if and when GSP returns to the Octagon, he can have whatever fight he wants.
Submitted Sep 11, 2014 1:22PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Melendez not happy with TUF 20 fighter seedings
LOS ANGELES - Like any good coach, Gilbert Melendez did his job heading into The Ultimate Fighter 20. The former Strikeforce lightweight champion scouted talent and made mental notes on which fighters he preferred to pick when it came time for him and opposing coach Anthony Pettis to draft their teams.
Submitted Sep 11, 2014 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
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