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Eddie Alvarez injured, Bellator 54 title fight with Michael Chandler delayed
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and has suffered an undisclosed injury, officials today announced. As a result, a planned Bellator 54 title fight between Alvarez and season-four tournament winner Michael Chandler has been delayed. According to the announcement, the championship five-rounder is still possible for season five, which concludes in late November.
Submitted Sep 20, 2011 12:31PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ken Shamrock Vs. James Toney Fight Delayed Until 2012
(bloodyelbow.com)
While many believe Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos or Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem is the biggest heavyweight fight of the next four months, somewhere there is a small contingent who were secretly considering James Toney vs. Ken Shamrock as the end-all, be-all in heavyweight battles. (C'mon...you're out there somewhere, aren't you?) Unfortunately for those people, the battle between the boxing champion and former UFC Superfight Champion has been delayed until next year and may be off completely. To show the level of interest in this fight, the following "press release" was posted on his site...over a week ago: After training extremely hard in preparation, Toney was informed not long ago that his unified rules bout with MMA hall-of-famer Ken Shamrock would be delayed until early part of 2012. Already in terrific shape and weighing near the cruiserweight limit of 200 lbs. Toney has decided to instead re-focus on his boxing career and target the #1 cruiserweight contender Denis Ledbedev, who recently knocked out one of his old-time rivals, Roy Jones Jr."
Submitted Sep 20, 2011 12:28PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fedor Emelianenko vs. Jeff Monson slated for Nov. 20 M-1 event in Moscow
(mmajunkie.com)
A rumored bout between Fedor Emelianenko (31-4) and Jeff Monson (42-12) is now slated for a Nov. 20 M-1 Global event in Russia. The fight, which previously was expected to take place Nov. 12, instead takes place eight days later at Olympic Stadium in Moscow. M-1 officials today announced the plans. The Nov. 20 date allows M-1 Global to avoid going head to head with the UFC's debut event on FOX, as well as a boxing blockbuster between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao, which are both scheduled for Nov. 12.
Submitted Sep 15, 2011 6:29PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
TUF Alum Phillipe Nover Signs With Bellator, to Debut Against Marcin Held
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC veteran, and The Ultimate Fighter 8 Finalist, Phillipe Nover has inked a deal with Bellator, and will be making his debut this November.
Submitted Sep 12, 2011 2:33AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Despite BAMMA weight gaffe, Daley's manager says "Semtex" belongs at welterweight
(mmajunkie.com)
Paul Daley today came in five pounds heavy for his co-headliner fight with Jordan Radev at BAMMA 7, but the fight will go on. The onetime Strikeforce welterweight title challenger weighed in at 176 pounds and declined to cut any more weight. Radev weighed in at 171 and after initial negotiations decided to take the fight in spite of Daley's miss. Daley was handed over a percentage of his purse for the infraction – his sixth in two-plus years – though his manager, Wad Alameddine, declined to disclose the amount docked.
Submitted Sep 9, 2011 6:46PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Jeff Monson Announces He Is Facing Fedor Emelianenko at M-1 Global Nov 12 in Russia
(mmaweekly.com)
According to the American Top Team fighter he will be facing former Pride champion Fedor Emelianenko in M-1 Global on Nov 12 in Russia. Monson made the announcement via his Twitter account on Tuesday night. “Nov 12th vs Fedor in Russia M-1 confirmed,” Monson wrote.
Submitted Sep 6, 2011 11:20PM by Poor_Franklin - 28 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global, General MMA
 
Spike.com to stream all Bellator preliminary-card fights beginning with Bellator 49
(mmajunkie.com)
In a welcomed move that's sure to spark lots of speculation, Bellator Fighting Championships today announced its preliminary-card fights now will stream live and for free on Spike.com. The two-hour streams, which kick off each Saturday at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT), begin with this week's Bellator 49 event. Spike TV officials today confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted Sep 6, 2011 2:00PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard extended his undefeated streak to 24
(bloodyelbow.com)
Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard extended his undefeated streak to 24 last night with a second-round submission win over Jesse Taylor at AFC 2 in Melbourne, Australia. He ended the fight with a heel hook.
Submitted Sep 4, 2011 12:42AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Brett Rogers vs. Eddie Sanchez headlines Titan Fighting Championship 20
(mmajunkie.com)
Heavyweight slugger Brett Rogers looks to get back on the winning track on Sept. 23, when he meets six-time UFC veteran Eddie Sanchez in the headlining bout of Titan Fighting Championship 20. Rogers revealed the booking on Friday's new edition of HDNet's "Inside MMA," and Titan Fighting Championship officials this morning confirmed the bout. Titan Fighting Championship 20 takes place at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan., and the night's main card airs on HDNet.
Submitted Sep 3, 2011 10:04PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Marcus Davis vs. Chuck O'Neil added to "W-1 MMA: Reloaded"
(mmajunkie.com)
Marcus Davis has a new fight – and a new opponent. The UFC veteran has verbally agreed to fight "The Ultimate Fighter 13" veteran and fellow Massachusetts native Chuck O'Neil (8-4) at "W-1: Reloaded," according sources close to the fighter. The event takes place Oct. 15 at BankUnited Center in Miami and airs on Fox Sports Net. Additionally, Davis is now scheduled to scheduled to meet Travis Coyle at Global Fight League 9, which takes place Sept. 23 at the Portland Expo Center in Portland, Maine.
Submitted Sep 3, 2011 10:02PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Finalists announced for 2011 World MMA Awards
(mmajunkie.com)
Finalists for the Fighters Only 2011 World MMA Awards were today officially revealed. In the fourth edition of the annual awards, an expert panel consisting of Fighters Only's international editors and a selection of guests panelists selected five finalists in each of 22 different award categories, including the Charles "Mask" Lewis Fighter of the Year, which sees Dominick Cruz, Nick Diaz, Dan Henderson, Jon Jones and Anderson Silva vying for the coveted award. MMAjunkie.com is represented in two categories. The company is a finalist for the "Media Source of the Year" award, and lead staff reporter and MMAjunkie.com Radio co-host John Morgan is a nominee for "MMA Journalist of the Year." All winners are determined by a fan vote, and ballots can be cast now through Nov. 25 at www.worldmmaawards.com. An iPhone application is also available and promises to make the voting process even easier than on the website
Submitted Sep 3, 2011 2:36PM by Twenty20Dollars - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Kickboxing champ Tyrone Spong considering MMA debut, promises title run
(mmajunkie.com)
Sick and tired of lay-and-pray? Tyrone Spong might just be your new favorite fighter. The soon-to-be-26-year-old Dutch-Surinamese kickboxer, who opened his striking career unbeaten in his first 65 outings, may soon make the transition to mixed martial arts in the U.S. If (when) he does, Spong has one promise: You will be entertained. "The American fans have shown me a lot of love and a lot of respect," Spong recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "They motivate me. It's guys like that help you keep pushing to get better. If I do come here to the U.S. to do MMA, I will entertain you. That's a promise." Long a staple of the kickboxing scene, MMA fans recently took notice of the knockout artist after he defeated Ray Sefo in a K-1 bout this past October and then took a much-larger Alistair Overeem to a hard-fought decision in a December 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix quarterfinal contest. Spong was then linked to former UFC champ Rashad Evans, who worked with the striking expert in preparation for a UFC 133 bout with Tito Ortiz. Spong said he took the time working with "The Blackzilians" to pick up a few groundfighting techniques in preparation for a potential move to MMA.
Submitted Aug 30, 2011 3:06PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Paul Daley Signs on to Face Luigi Fioravanti in the Main Event of Ringside 12 in Montreal
(mmaweekly.com)
No rest for the weary. Just hours after Paul Daley signed on to fight at BAMMA 7, he has now agreed to face Luigi Fioravanti in the main event of Ringside 12 in Montreal just over a month later.
Submitted Aug 29, 2011 6:08PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Paul Daley Draws Former UFC Fighter Jordan Radev at BAMMA 7
(mmaweekly.com)
Paul Daley is back at BAMMA 7 and will face former UFC and M-1 Fighter Jordan Radev for his return fight to England.
Submitted Aug 29, 2011 2:03PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Immediately after amputation, one-legged Shea Taylor began prep for pro MMA debut
(mmajunkie.com)
In just a five-month span, Shea Taylor underwent 12 surgeries and invasive procedures on his drastically injured lower left leg. Ultimately, he opted to have the leg amputated, and now just nine months later, he's preparing for his pro MMA debut at the upcoming Wild Bill's Fight Night 40 event. While Taylor will be the first state-sanctioned MMA competitor allowed to wear a prosthesis in a fight, he didn't continue his MMA career to break any barriers. As Taylor told MMAjunkie.com's Kyle Nagel, he simply wanted to feel like his normal self again.
Submitted Aug 25, 2011 2:24PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Shinya Aoki vs. Eddie Alvarez Verbally Agreed For Bellator Bout
(bloodyelbow.com)
A few months after his DREAM.17 bout this September, Shinya Aoki, who has moved his training camp out of Japan and into the Evolve MMA gym in Singapore, is likely to fight outside of Asia once again. Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has been asking for a rematch against Aoki for quite some time now, and it looks like he's finally going to get his request. The two met on Japan's New Year's Eve show almost three years ago, with Aoki only needing a minute and 32 seconds to lock in a submission.
Submitted Aug 24, 2011 2:45PM by FastKnockout - 37 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
John Howard Returns Against TUF Veteran Charlie Rader at CFA 3 in Miami
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC welterweight John ‘Doomsday’ Howard has his first post-Octagon fight booked as he takes on former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ competitor Charlie Rader in the main event of Championship Fighting Alliance 3 in Miami.
Submitted Aug 24, 2011 2:50AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Former TUF Competitor Andy Main Out of Bellator 49 Due to Injury
(mmaweekly.com)
Former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ competitor Andy Main has been forced out of his upcoming bout at Bellator 49 against Kenny Foster due to an undisclosed injury suffered in training.
Submitted Aug 24, 2011 2:49AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bellator 48 victory staves off Seth Petruzelli's secretly planned retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
He kept it quiet from all but those closest to him, but Seth Petruzelli probably would have retired had Ricco Rodriguez beat him at Bellator 48. When he instead knocked out the former UFC champ, he experienced a rush of emotions not unlike those he experienced in his CBS-televised win over Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson some three years ago. "If anyone watched when I fell on the ground (after the fight), I was laughing and crying at the same time," he today told MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted Aug 22, 2011 8:50PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Karo Parisyan Trying to Put the Past Behind Him, Hoping to Fight Sakuraba Next
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC veteran Karo Parisyan (19-7) will look to reinvigorate his career after back-to-back losses to Dennis Hallman and Ryan Ford, quite possibly by facing legendary Japanese fighter Kazushi Sakuraba.
Submitted Aug 21, 2011 9:02PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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