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'CNN Presents: Fighter Girls' documentary debuts Sunday on CNN
(mmajunkie.com)
Women's MMA goes under the spotlight this weekend with the debut of "CNN Presents: Fighter Girls." The latest installment of the CNN documentary series focuses on MMA and the growing segment devoted to female fighting. The episode debuts this Sunday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT), and replays air at 11 p.m. ET and early Monday at 2 a.m. ET. CNN correspondent Amber Lyon hosts the one-hour special. The special focuses on various competitors, including notable Michelle Gutierrez, a former pro boxer who turned to MMA in 2009. The Las Vegas-based Wand Team Fight Team member recently snapped her three-fight win streak with a loss to Amanda LaVoy. This isn't the first time a major TV news outlet has focused on MMA. CBS' "60 Minutes" aired a landmark segment in 2006, and CNBC's 2007 documentary "Ultimate Fighting: From Blood Sport to Big Time" was so successful that it prompted a follow-up program, "Ultimate Fighting: Fistful of Dollars," in 2009. This time, the focus is on the women, both the fighters and the fans. UFC officials recently said 40 percent of their fan base is comprised of females, and thanks to organizations such as Strikeforce and Bellator, female fighters are getting unprecedented exposure, at least in the U.S...
Submitted Oct 21, 2011 9:43AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Daniel Cormier Would Consider Move to 205 to Avoid Cain Velasquez
(bloodyelbow.com)
Two-time Olympic wrestling team member and undefeated prospect Daniel Cormier vaulted himself into the upper-echelon of the heavyweight division in September after he demolished Brazilian giant Antonio Silva at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. The shocking knockout victory extended Cormier's unblemished record to nine, creating talk that he may, in fact, fulfill a role as the next great heavyweight fighter. Fellow semifinalist Josh Barnett stands in his path of proving that theory for fans, but we won't find out until Cormier's hand heals, sometime in early 2012. In the meantime, Cormier's teammate at American Kickboxing Academy, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, prepares for his first title defense on the UFC's inaugural Fox card on November 12. As you would expect, a world-class wrestler like Cormier is one of Velasquez's primary training partners, making it inevitable that a question arise about Cormier and Velasquez ever fighting one another. Interestingly enough, Cormier told Yahoo!'s Dave Meltzer that it could happen if the money was right: "It'll be a very difficult fight for us to do. It will have to be worth it to us financially. We share the same coaches and the same management team. We'd have to address this as a group, with [manager] Bob Cook, Javier. I don't want to be just a good fighter. I want to be the best in the world. I could be in line for a championship but if it came down to us, I'd much rather go to 205. That would eliminate a lot of things. We have a great thing going at AKA, to avoid a lot of negatives, to avoid people having to choose sides, I'd rather move to 205, maybe beat someone, and then face Jon Jones. I'd have to have that fight instead of Cain."
Submitted Oct 20, 2011 2:58PM by FastKnockout - 21 comments
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Injured Pedro Rizzo out of ProElite 2 main event with Tim Sylvia
(mmajunkie.com)
An arm injury has forced Pedro Rizzo out of next month's ProElite 2 headliner with fellow ex-UFC heavyweight Tim Sylvia. Rizzo today announced via Twitter that he recently suffered a partial tear of his left triceps tendon. MMAjunkie.com could not immediately reach ProElite officials to determine if a Plan B is in place or if a replacement is being sought.
Submitted Oct 17, 2011 12:43PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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HDNet's 'Inside MMA' moves to live Monday-night time slot beginning tonight
(mmajunkie.com)
HDNet's weekly MMA news show, "Inside MMA," makes a permanent move to a Monday time slot starting tonight. Additionally, the long-running program now airs live. Tonight's first Monday episode airs at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with guests Phil Davis, Roy Nelson, Frank Mir and Matt Hume. The show includes hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten, as well as veteran reporter Ron Kruck.
Submitted Oct 17, 2011 11:03AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Former UFC fighter Joe Stevenson signs with W-1, set to make debut in Feb.
(mmamania.com)
"Daddy's" back. After losing four fights in a row, Joe Stevenson was cut from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster earlier this year. Tonight (Oct. 15, 2011), during the W-1 MMA: "Reloaded" broadcast, it was announced that Stevenson would be making his return to the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) by joining the Warrior MMA roster. Stevenson was on hand in the broadcast booth to help with the color commentary, as well as to divulge that he plans to make his return sometime in February of 2012. No word yet on who Stevenson's opponent will be.
Submitted Oct 16, 2011 10:08AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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Vinny Magalhaes eyes first M-1 Global title defense on heels of ADCC gold
(mmajunkie.com)
The year 2011 has been a banner one for "The Ultimate Fighter 8" finalist Vinny Magalhaes. So far he's registered four straight MMA wins (all finishes), captured the M-1 Global light-heavyweight title, and recently won a gold medal at the prestigious Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Submission Wrestling World Championships. The grappling tournament acted as a weekend getaway as Magalhaes finished up his training camp for his first title defense. Magalhaes (8-5) is set to put his title on the line against Mikhail Zayats (14-5) on this Friday in the co-headliner of "M-1 Challenge 27: Garner vs. Grishin." The event takes place at the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Ariz. and airs live on Showtime.
Submitted Oct 12, 2011 7:33PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Women's MMA Report: Honchak submits Modafferi, Young stops Carreiro
(mmajunkie.com)
Missouri native Barb "Little Warrior" Honchak (5-1) picked up the biggest win of her pro career in the main event of "BlackEye Promotions 5: Breast Cancer Beatdown" in Fletcher, N.C. Honchak submitted former Strikeforce title challenger Roxanne "The Happy Warrior" Modafferi (15-9) with a rear-naked choke at the 1:46 mark of round three. Modafferi looked to close the distance early and often in the 125-pound bout, but Honchak's strength advantage was evident as she countered a takedown and took Modafferi's back in round one. Modafferi managed to turn into Honchak's guard, but Honchak swept into mount and threatened with an armbar before the bell. In round two, Modafferi tried to pull guard with a guillotine choke, but Honchak remained on her feet. She reversed a takedown and threw punches and hammerfists from Modafferi's guard for much of the round. With Modafferi needing a finish in round three, she tried again to take down Honchak. Honchak wound up on top in mount and then took Modafferi's back and secured the choke for the tap-out victory.
Submitted Oct 10, 2011 1:17PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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John Hackleman and Chuck Liddell Open The Pit Las Vegas
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, longtime trainer John Hackleman, and TUF 11 winner Court McGee, were on hand recently to open up a new Pit affiliate gym.
Submitted Oct 5, 2011 1:14PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Mike Swick and Roger Huerta's Thailand gym meets resistance, but venture continues
(mmajunkie.com)
Mike Swick is fulfilling a longtime dream, and with fellow UFC vet Roger Huerta, he's opening an MMA gym in Phuket, Thailand. MMAjunkie.com Radio recently caught up with Swick while he's in the U.S. following back-and-forth 24-hour trips to the Asian country. Swick currently is finalizing plans for the new gym's opening. And though the venture has ruffled some feathers at Tiger Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts – a Phuket gym Swick nearly purchased – Swick said his team at American Kickboxing Academy has been quite supportive.
Submitted Oct 5, 2011 1:10PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
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Report: Tim Sylvia vs Andrei Arlovski IV planned for Nov. 5 in Moline, IL
(mmamania.com)
Former UFC Heavyweight Champions Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski are apparently in talks for a fourth meeting, this time under the ProElite banner on Nov. 5, 2011, in Moline, Illinois. Cage Potato brought word of the possible match-up earlier today. The original Sylvia vs. Arlovski trilogy took place under the UFC banner back in 2005-06, with "The Maine-iac" getting a 2-1 advantage. Unfortunately the third (and what at the time was believed to be the final) meeting of the two was a five-round snoozefest that Sylvia won on points.
Submitted Sep 28, 2011 5:41PM by Budgellism - 22 comments
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MMA club’s video of eight-year-olds in cagefighting match causes controversy
(offthebench.nbcsports.com)
Yep, you know childhood — one minute you’re sharing your Graham crackers with your best pal during recess, the next you’ve got him in a rear naked choke submission hold. How young is too young to climb into the Thunderdome? I found this and feel writers like this is the reason so many people are misinformed about the sport.
Submitted Sep 26, 2011 5:14PM by telnights - 39 comments
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MMAjunkie.com announces live stream of Saturday's Cage Warriors 44 event
(mmajunkie.com)
MMAjunkie.com is proud to announce a live stream of this weekend's Cage Warriors 44 event. The show takes place Saturday at HMV Forum in London. The co-headliners feature Ivan Musardo (17-6-1) vs. Joseph Duffy (10-0) for the vacant lightweight title, as well as recent UFC fighter Brian Foster (15-5) vs. Jack Mason (17-8). The live stream begins at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT (9 p.m. BT local time). The full Cage Warriors 44 main card includes: Joseph Duffy (10-0) vs. Ivan Musardo (17-6-1) - for vacant lightweight title Brian Foster (15-5) vs. Jack Mason (17-8) Ashleigh Grimshaw (10-7-1) vs. Graham Turner (17-6) Kevin Donnelly (6-3) vs. Brad Wheeler (6-5) Niko Gjoka (5-6) vs. Neil Seery (8-8) Steve O'Keeffe (4-1) vs. Dean Reilly (5-2) David Howell (2-1) vs. Kieran Malone (2-4)
Submitted Sep 26, 2011 9:55AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Alistair Overeem Splits From Long Time Management Team at Golden Glory
(mmaweekly.com)
Alistair Overeem has apparently split with his long time management representation at Team Golden Glory.
Submitted Sep 20, 2011 12:35PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
 
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