Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission joins IMMAF regulatory group
The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) today welcomed the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission, or Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA), to its list of member commissions.
"This membership is a step forward for MMA everywhere as the world of martial arts turns to Brazil for inspiration," IMMAF President August Wallen stated today in a press release.
CABMMA will "supervise" its first event at UFC on FX 7, which takes place Saturday at Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo. (The event's main-card airs on FX following prelims on FUEL TV and Facebook.)
Longtime featherweight veteran Javier Vazquez retires from MMA
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
2012 WORLD MMA AWARDS RESULTS
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.
World Series of Fighting Institutes Bonus Program; Rewards Debut Card Fighters
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.
Sam Alvey signs with MFC
'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.
BELLATOR VET ALEXIS VILA RETURNS TO FLYWEIGHT, MEETS JOSHUA SAMPO FOR CFA BELT ON JAN. 19
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.”
Training Injury Postpones Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos’ Legacy Fighting Championship Debut
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.