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ONE FC 7 to be aired live in Canada on Fight Network, Plans 12 shows for 2013
(bloodyelbow.com)
ONE Fighting Championship's 7th event will happen on Feb 2, and Canadian fans are lucky as the show will be aired live on the Fight Network.
Submitted Jan 18, 2013 3:17AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
BETA Academy ends association with Team Lloyd Irvin in wake of rape scandal
(bloodyelbow.com)
One of Team Lloyd Irvin's largest affiliate schools, BETA Academy, has cut ties with TLI in the wake of the rape scandal that has rocked the local BJJ scene.
Submitted Jan 16, 2013 6:03PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Longtime featherweight veteran Javier Vazquez retires from MMA
( mmamania.com)
After 13 years and 21 fights in mixed martial arts, 35 year-old Javier Vasquez is hanging up the gloves for good. "Showtime" has no time for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).Former World Extreme Cagefighting(WEC) featherweight standout Javier Vazquez announced his retirement this week after compiling a 16-5 record in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), including just one win in his lone appearance inside the Octagon, a unanimous decision victory over Joe Stevenson back in June 2011. Vazquez, who still has fights remaining on his ZUFFA contract, explains his decision to sherdog.com
Submitted Jan 15, 2013 6:03AM by sparky - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bas Rutten Undergoes Neck Surgery
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champion and King of Pancrase Bas Rutten on Monday was awake in the hospital and recovering from neck surgery.
Submitted Jan 14, 2013 8:44PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
2012 WORLD MMA AWARDS RESULTS
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS – MMAjunkie.com was on scene and reporting live from tonight's 2012 World MMA Awards red-carpet, black-tie ceremony. Tonight's industry-wide festivities took place at The Joint at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The ceremony, which was a black-tie affair with red-carper arrivals, was co-hosted by UFC fighter Chael Sonnen and sports reporter Molly Qerim. The event also included performances by the rock group Otherwise, as well as the acro-cabaret variety show Absinthe. Although the event did not air or stream live, FOX Sports Net will broadcast the show nationally via tape delay on Jan. 20.
Submitted Jan 12, 2013 2:29AM by FastKnockout - 19 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Inside MMA on Jan. 11 Returns to Friday Timeslot
(mmaweekly.com)
The long-running MMA news and magazine show Inside MMA returns to its Friday night timeslot on January 11.
Submitted Jan 11, 2013 5:13PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
West Australian Government Looking to Ban Cage Fighting From March
(mmaweekly.com)
Just as it seemed that MMA was starting to take a step forward in Australia, MMAWeekly.com has learned that the Western Australian Government will look to pass legislation to ban the sport in a cage as of March 1, 2013.
Submitted Jan 11, 2013 5:12PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
World Series of Fighting Institutes Bonus Program; Rewards Debut Card Fighters
(mmaweekly.com)
Every fighter likes getting a little something extra when their performance stood out on a card, and much like the UFC has instituted in their promotion, World Series of Fighting has decided to institute a bonus program as well. Following a successful debut show in 2012, the fledgling promotion decided to kick off 2013 by rewarding those that stood out on their first card.
Submitted Jan 10, 2013 1:01PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
World MMA Awards debuts Jan. 20 on FOX Sports Net
(mmajunkie.com)
FOX Sports Net will air the 2012 World MMA Awards ceremony on Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, officials recently announced. Additionally, FUEL TV will air replays at a variety of times.
Submitted Jan 10, 2013 1:00PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Case involving students revives interest in old rape case possibly involving Lloyd Irvin
(bloodyelbow.com)
Two Lloyd Irvin students have been accused of rape for an incident with a female student on New Years Eve. However, it appears that a little known 1989 gang rape case may possibly have involved Lloyd Irvin himself.
Submitted Jan 10, 2013 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Sam Alvey signs with MFC
(mmamental.com)
'Smilin' Sam Alvey has confirmed that his first fight after leaving the house will be with Maximum Fighting Championship against Elvis Mutapcic for the Middleweight Title.
Submitted Jan 9, 2013 8:23PM by Rabi - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
BELLATOR VET ALEXIS VILA RETURNS TO FLYWEIGHT, MEETS JOSHUA SAMPO FOR CFA BELT ON JAN. 19
(sherdog.com)
Bellator tournament veteran Alexis Vila will return to 125 pounds on Jan. 19, when “The Exorcist” takes on Joshua Sampo for the Championship Fighting Alliance flyweight title at CFA 9. “I decided to move back down to flyweight because it is a more natural fit for me,” Vila said in the promotion’s official release. “I only moved to bantamweight to try to further my career and get into the UFC, but now that they have a flyweight division, staying at bantamweight doesn't make sense.”
Submitted Jan 8, 2013 10:52PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
One FC Announces Malaysian National Featherweight Championship Tournament
(mmaweekly.com)
ONE Fighting Championship announced on Monday the launch of its Malaysian National Featherweight Championship Tournament.
Submitted Jan 7, 2013 9:45PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tyson Fury: I would knock out the Mexican Midget
(mmamental.com)
Tyson Fury talks to Rabi about knocking out Cain Valesquez
Submitted Jan 4, 2013 3:47PM by Rabi - 15 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Training Injury Postpones Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos’ Legacy Fighting Championship Debut
(sherdog.com)
Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos’ Legacy Fighting Championship debut will have to wait. Promotion officials informed Sherdog.com on Thursday that the Brazilian suffered an injury during training, leaving him unable to face Pete Spratt at L FC 17 as originally anticipated. He will be replaced in the evening’s headliner by Bellator and Sengoku veteran Dan Hornbuckle. LFC 17 takes place in San Antonio, Texas on Feb. 1, and the main card will be broadcast on AXS-TV.
Submitted Jan 4, 2013 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Paulo Filho Signs with World Series of Fighting
(mmaweekly.com)
Former WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho will return to the United States in 2013 after signing a multi-fight deal with World Series of Fighting.
Submitted Jan 4, 2013 11:23AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Walter Gahadza and Stav Economou both call out Tyson Fury
(mmamental.com)
Tyson Fury caused uproar earlier on today by calling out the 'baddest man on the planet' Cain Valesquez. Now two UK fighters have bitten back and both have offered to put Tyson Fury in his place.
Submitted Jan 3, 2013 6:13PM by Rabi - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
With Bellator tourney nixed, Paul Daley wants Marcus Davis at Cage Contender XVI
(mmajunkie.com)
No longer part of Bellator MMA's upcoming Season 8 welterweight tournament, Paul Daley has apparently moved on to another challenge. He today revealed he's slated to fight Feb. 23 at Cage Contender XVI in Dublin.
Submitted Jan 3, 2013 11:30AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn announces MMA retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
After 127 pro MMA fights over more than 17 years, UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn finally is calling it quits. The 54-year-old legend made the news official on Tuesday on his official website.
Submitted Jan 1, 2013 9:45PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ex-MMA fighter tackles suspected thief
(youtube.com)
A suspected shoplifter in Missouri ran into an unexpected roadblock: a former mixed martial arts fighter. (No video. Only interview.)
Submitted Dec 28, 2012 4:44PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
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