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Gokhan Saki plans on fighting for UFC title in 2018, vows to ‘knock the f*ck out of’ foes
(https:)
Gokhan Saki, he of 100 kickboxing matches, doesn’t seem like the kind of guy who picks opponents. That will carry over into the UFC, he told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “I’ll fight everybody,” Saki said “The biggest, the smallest, the heaviest. Same weight. For me, I really don’t care who I’m gonna fight. I’m only really interested in myself. I don’t really care about other fighters. Sooner or later, I’m going to knock the f*ck out of them anyway. So, the order doesn’t matter to me.”
Submitted Jun 18, 2017 11:05PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, Interviews
 
Former UFC Fighter Tim Hague in ICU with Serious Brain Injury
(bleacherreport.com)
Sportsnet's James Lynch reported Saturday that former UFC fighter Tim Hague is in the intensive care unit with a serious brain injury. Lynch added that the injury occurred Friday during a boxing match against Adam Braidwood.
Submitted Jun 17, 2017 2:16PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, General MMA
 
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor odds released for fight, PPV sales
(https:)
The so-called “fight of the century” between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is also going to be one of the most bet on sporting events of the year. The fight, which takes place on Aug. 26 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, is captivating for gamblers given the odd nature of the set-up. Mayweather is 49-0 as a boxer, while McGregor is making his professional boxing debut — yet because of his dominance in the UFC bettors are jumping on him as an +400 underdog.
Submitted Jun 17, 2017 2:12PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather happening Aug. 26 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
Fast on the heels of an approved event request to the Nevada boxing commission, the much-ballyhooed meeting between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is set to go down. Citing a “well-placed source,” Yahoo! Sports reporter Kevin Iole today wrote that the bout will take place Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, the date approved by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for an event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 11:06PM by grappler0000 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
NAC approves Mayweather Promotions for Aug. 26, still unclear if it’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor
(mmafighting.com)
The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) approved an Aug. 26 date in Las Vegas for Mayweather Promotions in a meeting Wednesday. But the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is not officially attached to it — at least for now. NAC executive director Bob Bennett told MMA Fighting that Mayweather Promotions applied for the Aug. 26 date for a boxing card at MGM Grand, which will air on Showtime, last week. Mayweather officials then pulled that application earlier this week before asking for it to be put back on Tuesday night, Bennett said.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 3:48PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Dana White, Conor McGregor come to terms on Floyd Mayweather boxing match deal
(mmafighting.com)
Conor McGregor’s boxing venture against Floyd Mayweather seems to be drawing closer to happening. At least, that’s according to UFC president Dana White. That much was made clear on Wednesday night after the NBA on TNT telecast of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Submitted May 18, 2017 1:14AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
ADCC announces Frank Mir vs. Chael Sonnen 'superfight' for September event in Finland
(mmafighting.com)
Chael Sonnen has a new opponent for his ADCC ‘superfight’ in September. With American Top Team leader Ricardo Liborio forced out of the match due to a knee injury, Frank Mir has stepped up to face the Bellator star in Espoo, Finland, ADCC announced. ADCC 2017 takes place at The Espoo Metro Areena on Sept. 22-24. Mir, a former UFC heavyweight champion, is one of the best grapplers to ever compete inside the Octagon, scoring submission victories over former UFC titleholders Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira, Brock Lesnar and Tim Sylvia.
Submitted May 12, 2017 9:40PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Dana White on McGegor vs Mayweather: ‘We Just Lost Our Date’
(mmaweekly.com)
Although UFC president Dana White has been fairly consistent in saying that a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor isn’t even close to being signed, on Saturday night, he admitted that they did have a target date for the fight… until Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin took it.
Submitted May 8, 2017 12:29AM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports, Interviews
 
Former GLORY light heavyweight champion Saulo Cavalari announces transition to MMA
(mmafighting.com)
One of the best strikers in the world is getting ready to make his MMA debut. Saulo Cavalari, a former GLORY light heavyweight champion who holds an impressive 60-5 record with 49 knockouts in kickboxing, told MMA Fighting this week that he has started his transition to mixed martial arts.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 4:13AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Bia Mesquita submits Mackenzie Dern at the Rio Falls absolute final
(mmafighting.com)
Less than a month after improving to 3-0 in MMA, Mackenzie Dern returned to the jiu-jitsu mats at the IBJJF’s Rio Falls at the Tijuca Tenis Club gymnasium Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, and things didn’t go her way. Dern suffered her first submission loss in years...
Submitted Apr 2, 2017 10:40PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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FloSports Announces Main Card For Submission Underground 4
(flograppling.com)
AUSTIN, TX -- March 27, 2017 -- Today, FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, announced the official main card for Submission Underground 4 featuring Dillon Danis and Jake Shields as the headline fighters for the May 14 live event in Portland, Ore. The submission-only grappling competition, co-presented by FloSports and Chael Sonnen, will be live streamed to an international audience exclusively on FloGrappling.com starting at 3:00 p.m. PST.
Submitted Mar 30, 2017 12:27PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Jiu-Jitsu Legends Set To Go Head-to-Head at the 2017 WPJJC, Abu Dhabi
(arabsmma.com)
Ten icons of the sport to showdown including Kenny Florian, Wellington “Megaton” Dias and Marcio Cruz Matches span over Bantamweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight divisions The 9th championship takes place from 10th-23rd April at IPIC Arena, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi Just over 2 weeks left to register for World Professional Championship runs which 18th-22nd April 2017 Ten icons of the sport to showdown including Kenny Florian, Wellington “Megaton” Dias and Marcio Cruz Matches span over Bantamweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight divisions The 9th championship takes place from 10th-23rd April at IPIC Arena, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi Just over 2 weeks left to register for World Professional Championship runs which 18th-22nd April 2017 The ninth annual Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Championships, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, welcomes legends of the sport for the second year running, in what is set to be an epic showdown on Saturday 22nd April 2017. Ten Jiu-Jitsu icons, both current and retired, will battle it out on the mat for five gold belts in the ultimate clash of talent. The UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation is proud to announce fights between Bantamweight legends Wellington “Megaton” Dias (USA) and Helio “Soneca” Moreira (Brazil); Lightweight legends Alexandre “Soca” Freitas and Baret Yoshida (HAW); Welterweight legends Kenny Florian (USA) and Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro; Middleweight legends Amaury Bitetti (BRA) and Roberto “Spider” Traven (USA); and Heavyweight legends Marcio “Pe de Pano” Cruz (BRA) and Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga (BRA). Fighting in the brand-new Bantamweight division of the Abu Dhabi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship is Wellington “Megaton” Dias from the USA, who has been a star of the sport for over two decades. Megaton, known for his takedown slams that are so loud they resemble a megaton bomb, is the only Jiu-Jitsu fighter to have competed in all first 16 editions of the World BJJ Championships as a black belt (from 1996 until 2011), having reached the podium on 4 occasions.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 11:43PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Shinya Aoki to face Gary Tonon in grappling super-match
(mma-in-asia.com)
Six months after losing his ONE Championship lightweight title, Japanese MMA veteran Shinya Aoki is making a return. Aoki is heading back to Singapore’s Indoor Stadium for a grappling super-match between former against IBJJF World and Pan American Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion Garry Tonon. The match-up will take place at ONE: Dynasty of Heroes, a card that will be headlined by women’s atomweight world champion Angela Lee and challenger Istela Nunes. Aoki (39-7) is one of the most decorated mixed martial artists around the world. He is the DREAM lightweight champion, former Shooto welterweight champion and the former ONE Championship lightweight champion.
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 2:00AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other Combat Sports, Asian MMA
 
2017 NCAA Wrestling National Championships recap: Penn State captures another team title
(bloodyelbow.com)
Penn State’s dominant wrestling program continued its success at the 2017 NCAA Wrestling National Championships in St. Louis, Missouri. After another season of collegiate wrestling, Penn State once again proves that they have the best team in the country; securing the sixth team championship in seven years. Along with that Kyle Snyder and J’Den Cox earned additional national titles along with a few surprise upsets to close out the final day of wrestling for this season. From a team standpoint, Penn State continued the dominance that the Big Ten conference has enjoyed in recent memory. By the time the showcase was over, the PSU Lions had champions at five different weights; Zain Retheford (149), Jason Nolf (157), Vincenzo Joseph (165), Mark Hall (174), Bo Nickal (184) each walked away with titles after impressive performances. Freshman Joseph is perhaps the biggest surprise of the group as he pinned two-time national champion, Isaiah Martinez at the 5:26 mark. Nickal shocked many in the wrestling world when he became the first to defeat Gabe Dean in what was yet another surprise finish on the day.
Submitted Mar 19, 2017 8:27PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Why a Mayweather vs. McGregor type fight never happened historically, and why it can happen now
(mmafighting.com)
Dana White's latest revelation, that a proposed Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor fight will probably happen, besides being a quick about-face from what he was saying just days earlier, speaks more to modern technology's ability to drive so much revenue on a singular night than anything else. It's been roughly 11 years since the UFC was able to hang with boxing, and eventually surpass boxing (except for rare superfights) as a consistent pay-per-view draw. From that point, the idea of a true top drawing boxer vs. top drawing UFC fighter would have always been a big one-night money grab. But there was a logical reason it would never happen, aside from when the past-his-prime James Toney faced Randy Couture. It's the same reason that for the last 100 years similar matches with the biggest boxer of any given era against the biggest wrestling star of any given era never took place...
Submitted Mar 19, 2017 3:46PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
Why White believes McGregor vs. Mayweather will happen
(mixedmartialarts.com)
UFC president Dana White was once asked when women would be in the UFC. “Never,” he replied. He later said adding women’s divisions was the single best thing he ever did at the company. In April Floyd Mayweather floated the idea of boxing Conor McGregor, and White has repeatedly described the chances of it happening as never. However, the UFC boss appeared Wednesday night on “Conan” and said he believes the fight will happen.
Submitted Mar 16, 2017 2:06PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Kickboxer Scott Marsden, 14, dies after Leeds title fight
(bbc.com)
A 14-year-old kickboxer has died after collapsing during a national title bout. Scott Marsden was taken to hospital after needing urgent medical attention during the fight in Leeds on Saturday, but later died. Scott was a member of Marsden's All Styles Kickboxing, in Sheffield. Jon Green, president of World Kickboxing Association (WKA) England, said Scott was "a well loved and respected fighter and sportsman".
Submitted Mar 15, 2017 6:47PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Floyd Mayweather says he's coming out of retirement to fight Conor McGregor
(usatoday.com)
The drum beats grow louder for a massive-money showdown between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Mayweather announced Saturday in England, where he's been on a publicity tour, that he's "coming out of retirement just to fight Conor McGregor."
Submitted Mar 11, 2017 1:50PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
Video: Fighters attacked, bottles and chairs thrown as mass brawl erupts at UK MMA show
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Liverpool Echo reported that two people were taken to hospital in the aftermath of a chaotic brawl that broke out at the Great Georges Cultural Community Project, aka The Black-E, in Liverpool, England on March 4th. Video footage secured by the Echo shows two MMA fighters in the ring. Seconds later an individual enters through the ropes and appears to strike one of the competitors. As a result, more people enter the ring and begin to fight. Numerous objects are then thrown towards the growing fracas. According to the Echo the brawl might have started due to a dispute over the use of elbows during the preceding MMA fight.
Submitted Mar 9, 2017 12:12PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
Quebec declares amateur BJJ tournaments illegal under the criminal code
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Today, in response to the Province’s position, the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Championships have been canceled. Canada National Pro Jiu Jitsu reported as follows on their Facebook page – After careful consideration, the Canada Pro Jiu-Jitsu committee and the UAE Jiu-Jitsu Federation has decided to postpone the Canada Pro Jiu-Jitsu Championships that was scheduled to take place at the Centre Pierre-Charbonneau this Sunday, the 26th of February 2017.
Submitted Feb 26, 2017 6:33PM by tildengolfer - 8 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
 
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