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Din Thomas vs. Georgi Karakhanyan added to April's Legacy FC 19 event
A featherweight matchup between nine-time UFC veteran Din Thomas and four-time Bellator MMA fighter Georgi Karakhanyan is the latest addition to April's Legacy FC 19 event.
Ex-Bellator Champ Zach Makovsky Signs with CFFC, Debuts May 11 Against Claudio Ledesma
Former Bellator bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky has signed a deal with the New Jersey-based Cage Fury Fighting Championships and will debut for the promotion on May 11 in a flyweight showdown with Claudio Ledesma. Sherdog.com confirmed the news on Friday with Arias Garcia, CFFC general manager and matchmaker, who revealed that the May 11 show will also see Sean Santella defend his flyweight title against Dave Morgan. The winner of that bout will then put the strap on the line against the Makovsky-Ledesma victor on a later date. The event is expected to serve as CFFC 24 and takes place at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. “When the opportunity came to sign a former champion like Zach, it was a no-brainer. He brings excitement to an already stacked division. I think he will shine in his natural weight class of 125 pounds,” Garcia told Sherdog.com. “We are also excited to have Claudio back, as he plans on winning this fight and taking on our champion. It’s going to be a great fight and event.”
UFC champ Dominick Cruz, Brandon Vera and Alliance Training Center cut ties with Team Lloyd Irvin
UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz, Brandon Vera and the Alliance Training Center are the latest to cut ties with Team Lloyd Irvin.
Former UFC Champ Ricco Rodriguez Reportedly Arrested On Suspicion of DUI
Former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez was allegedly arrested on suspicion of DUI in Los Angeles on Sunday morning.
NYBA Phil Baroni - "TRT is bullshit"
Former UFC co-headliner Che Mills signs with Cage Warriors
One more fighter from the UFC's recent round of cuts has landed on his feet. In fact, he's done so in his home country for a top regional promotion.
Cage Ban Confirmed for Western Australia MMA
The Western Australian government has passed legislation for the cage to be banned for all local MMA fights as of March 1, 2013. The government announced its intentions midway through January 2013, and Minister for Sports Terry Waldron confirmed the decision after the Department of Sports and Recreation commissioners met with promoters to inform them of the new law change. The decision was based upon “image” concerns, not on fighter safety. “We just don’t want to see cage fighting in Western Australia,” Premier Colin Barnett said. “It’s been a policy decision of the state government.
One FC Kings & Champions Adds Middleweight Clash Between Melvin Manhoef and Brock Larson
One FC on Monday announced the addition of Melvin Manhoef vs. Brock Larson to its One FC: Kings & Champions fight card slated for April 5 at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
SD Senator seeks to ban MMA, calls it 'child porn of sports'
As the South Dakota legislature seeks to regulate mixed martial arts, one state rep. is calling for an outright ban of MMA, calling it "the child porn of sports."
Chael Sonnen loses bet, licks Rashad Evans' shoe
UFC middleweight turned light heavyweight Chael Sonnen bet the world Dan Henderson would defeat Lyoto Machida at UFC 157. When he didn't, Sonnen was forced to lick the shoe of Rashad Evans on the FUEL post-fight show.
Pellegrino trying his hand at fighter management Steph Daniels
Former UFC lightweight contender and BJJ ace, Kurt Pellegrino, discusses his latest feather in the MMA cap, fighter management.
RFA Announces AXS TV Deal, Expansion Efforts
RFA Fighting president Ed Soares on Thursday announced organizational, promotional and event plans for this year, including recently inking a landmark television distribution deal with AXS TV.
Dana White Receives Honorary Award In Dublin, Suffers Meniere’s Attack At Ceremony
UFC president Dana White is in Dublin, Ireland this week to receive an honorary award from Trinity College. Yesterday, Dana he arrived in Dublin with sidekick Nick the Tooth, and spent the evening hanging out with Irish fans at the local Temple Bar. Today, he attended a ceremony at Trinity College to accept an honorary award, where he delivered an acceptance speech to the crowd. While the ceremony was taking place, Dana suffered a bad bout of Meniere’s Disease. He has been battling with this disease for some time now, and recently underwent surgery to help repair it. As you can see in the twitter post above, Dana seems to be okay, and Nick the Tooth tells his followers they will “be back soon”.
Ortiz to make Friday announcement about 'Cyborg' Santos' fighting future
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz promises "big news" later this week about the future of his client, Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos. He's scheduled a Friday press conference to announce the news.
Junior Assuncao-Chris Pecero headlines Legacy FC 20 on May 31
Legacy Fighting Championship 20 is set for May 31 in Corpus Christi, Texas, with a main event featuring UFC vet Junior Assuncao vs. Chris Pecero in a featherweight bout.
ONE FC's Amateur Circuit in Malaysia, Asian MMA Summit, URCC Baguio 5
A quick round up of all the latest news coming out of the Asian MMA scene, including news about ONE FC's Malaysian Amateur MMA circuit, an Asian MMA Summit, URCC Baguio, and bits from Evolve MMA and FCC.
World Series of Fighting inks deal with NBC Sports Network, Arlovski vs. Johnson
The upstart World Series of Fighting today announced a new three-year partnership with NBC Sports Network. The first event to be televised under the new agreement will take place March 23, and sources close to the event said a heavyweight bout between ex-UFC champ Andrei Arlovski and Anthony Johnson is set as the headliner.
2008 Gold medal Olympian Henry Cejudo coming to MMA
Henry Cejudo a 125 pounder who won the men's freestyle wrestling gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics has announced he's becoming a mixed martial artist.
Keith Jardine says he is 'semi-retired,' discusses health and safety issues
Keith Jardine has decided to step away from fighting for the time being, waiting to get himself healthy. He also talks about unsafe decisions he made in the past after being knocked out.
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