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Jadamba Narantungalag's featherweight title on line at ONE Championship 31
(mmajunkie.com)
Nine fights are set for next month’s “ONE Championship 31: Odyssey of Champions” event, including a championship headliner. Officials today announced featherweight champion Jadamba Narantungalag (10-3) will meet undefeated challenger Marat Gafurov (11-0) in the featured bout. The latest ONE Championship 31 card includes: Champ Jadamba Narantungalag vs. Marat Gafurov – for featherweight title Herbert Burns vs. Timofey Nastyukhin Leandro Ataides vs. Alexey Butorin Jake Butler vs. Cristiano Kaminishi Andrew Leone vs. Yusup Saadulaev Vincent Latoel vs. Arnaud Lepont Muin Gafurov vs. Casey Suire Sunoto Peringkat vs. Mario Wirawan Bashir Ahmad vs. Martin Nguyen
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 6:53AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Clay Harvison vs. Jordan Rinaldi headlines Legacy FC 47 in Atlanta
(mmajunkie.com)
The main card is set for October’s Legacy FC 47 event, which is just the second Georgia show in the Texas-based promotion’s history. Legacy FC owner Mick Maynard today confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie. The latest Legacy FC 47 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 10 p.m. ET) Clay Harvison vs. Jordan Rinaldi Wesley Barnes vs. Dave Vitkay C.J. Hamilton vs. Brantley Furr Josh Blyden vs. Nick Sprayberry Josh Millwood vs. Chazz Walton Josh Eagans vs. Doug Usher PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 8 p.m) Amir Dadovic vs. Brad Taylor Patrick Mandio vs. Devorious Tubbs Kongo Bakatukanda vs. Brandon Webb
Submitted Aug 25, 2015 12:48PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF announces one-night, eight-man lightweight tournament for WSOF 25
(mmajunkie.com)
WSOF is jumping on the one-night-tournament bandwagon with the announcement it will hold a one-night, eight-man lightweight tournament on Nov. 20 to crown a No. 1 contender for the promotion’s 155-pound championship. The announcement for the event, which takes place in Seattle and air live on NBCSN, was made on Twitter. According to MMAFighting, the field of eight includes Islam Mamedov (12-1), Mike Ricci (10-4), Joao Zeferino (18-6), Rich Patishnock (6-2), Jorge Patino (37-15-2), Brian Cobb (20-8), the winner of the WSOF 23 bout between LaRue Burley (6-0) and Brian Foster (22-7) and an additional two still-unnamed competitors. Seeding is not yet official.
Submitted Aug 25, 2015 12:21PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Brandon Vera Set to Fight Chi Lewis Parry for ONE Championship Heavyweight Title
(mmaweekly.com)
In the last year, ONE Championship has handed out titles in the 115-pound and 185-pound divisions for the first time. On Dec. 11, it seems the heavyweights will get their turn. Brandon Vera posted on social media that he had signed a contract to face Chi Lewis Parry and was just waiting for the Englishman to do the same...
Submitted Aug 22, 2015 1:08PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
RFA set to debut U.S.A. vs. Brazil fight kits
(mmafighting.com)
When the fighters at RFA 29 walk out to compete on Friday night on AXS TV, they'll be an unusual difference from normal RFA events. Not only is the theme of RFA 29 a slide toward nationalism with a 'U.S.A vs. Brazil' framing, but the organization is also requiring fighters to wear Adidas-made fight kits.
Submitted Aug 21, 2015 1:37AM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
‘TUF 16’ Winner Colton Smith Signs with World Series of Fighting
(sherdog.com)
‘TUF 16’ Winner Colton Smith Signs with World Series of Fighting.
Submitted Aug 20, 2015 8:06PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF signs UFC vets Jason High
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC veterans Jason High and Mike Ricci have found a new nationally televised home, landing new deals with WSOF.
Submitted Aug 18, 2015 7:26PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF 23 ‘Gaethje vs. Palomino 2’ Lineup Finalized with 7 Preliminary Bouts
(sherdog.com)
WSOF 23 ‘Gaethje vs. Palomino 2’ Lineup Finalized with 7 Preliminary Bouts.
Submitted Aug 18, 2015 7:22PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Mike Ricci signs with World Series of Fighting
(mmafighting.com)
Mike Ricci is headed to World Series of Fighting. The former TUF 16 finalist has signed a new contract with the promotion, WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz confirmed with MMAFighting.com. His debut fight, which will be contested at lightweight, is expected to take place in November.
Submitted Aug 18, 2015 1:39PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Lineup complete for September's WSOF 23 card in Phoenix, including three UFC vets
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup for next month’s WSOF 23 card in Arizona has been finalized with the addition of seven preliminary-card fights.
Submitted Aug 18, 2015 10:36AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
‘Tanquinho’: 15 fighters have declined to fight me
(mmafighting.com)
BJJ ace Augusto ‘Tanquinho’ Mendes claims more than 15 fighters declined to fight him in MMA, hopes Legacy FC bantamweight title leads to a UFC contract.
Submitted Aug 17, 2015 10:22AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
MMA fighter wins title while 12 weeks pregnant in Brazil
(mmafighting.com)
Kinberly Novaes was expected to make her RFA debut next week against Jocelyn Jones Lybarger, but won’t be able to step inside the cage. The Brazilian strawweight had some trouble cutting weight as soon as she signed her bout agreement to fight on Aug. 21, and eventually found out that she’s six months pregnant. When she did the math, Novaes realized she fought and won a MMA fight in Brazil while pregnant. She’s having a boy.
Submitted Aug 16, 2015 7:30PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
NAC won't punish Mazzagatti for WSOF 22 refereeing
(bloodyelbow.com)
World Series of Fighting 22 on August 1st turned out to be one of the most controversial events of the year. The Diaz brothers were involved in a Royal Rumble style brawl with Khabib Nurmagomedov's camp in the crowd and backstage, and the welterweight title fight between reigning champion Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields was marred with foul play. All three participants, Rousimar Palhares, Jake Shields and referee Steven Mazzagatti were criticized for their conduct in the cage during the main event, but it was the Brazilian who received the most backlash.
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 9:41PM by Budgellism - 14 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF 23 main card finalized with Jones vs. Valiev, Burley vs. Foster
(mmajunkie.com)
WSOF has announced the final two bouts for the main card of WSOF 23. Bantamweights Tito Jones (11-7) and Timur Valiev (9-1) will meet on the card as will lightweights LaRue Burley (6-0) and Brian Foster (22-7) The latest WSOF 23 card now includes: Champ Justin Gaethje vs. Luis Palomino – for lightweight title Dave Branch vs. Teddy Holder – for inaugural light heavyweight title Ben Fodor vs. Roberto Yong Tito Jones vs. Timur Valiev LaRue Burley vs. Brian Foster
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 8:54PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
ONE champ Bibiano Fernandes open to fighting WSOF champ Marlon Moraes
(mmajunkie.com)
ONE Championship bantamweight champ Bibiano Fernandes reign continued this past month with a knockout Toni Tauru at the promotion’s “Kingdom of Warriors” event.
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 10:15AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Scott Coker agrees with fighters regarding the Ali Act in MMA: "I think it's a pretty good idea"
(bloodyelbow.com)
The never-ending conflict in mixed martial arts between management and labor, or should we say between promoters and fighters, has really come to the fore this year. Over the last few months an antitrust lawsuit, the new Reebok deal, and the USADA testing policy have sparked debates on fighter pay, lost sponsorship income, and lack of input from the athletes on the rules and regulations governing them. And this is in only in the UFC, never mind the number of complaints that one sees directed at other promotions. All of this has had led to discussions of possible solutions, including perhaps the most serious talk of a fighters association the sport has seen to date.
Submitted Aug 11, 2015 6:58PM by GDPofMPG - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Champion Boxer Amir Khan Enters the MMA Fray with Super Fight League
(mmaweekly.com)
Decorated world boxing champion Amir Khan has stepped into the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) business as a new owner and promoter of world championship MMA sports franchise Super Fight League. Khan, a former, two-time world champion, will join a new, blue-chip ownership and management team dedicated to expanding the former India-based Super Fight League’s footprint in the U.S., beginning with a television distribution agreement that the company expects to announce soon...
Submitted Aug 10, 2015 6:25PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Invicta FC 14 fight card announced with new main event
(mmafighting.com)
Tonya Evinger will defend her bantamweight title at Invicta FC 14. Evinger will square off against undefeated Pannie Kianzad at the Municipal Audtiorium in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 12, according to Invicta FC officials Monday. Invicta strawweight champion Livia Renata Souza was slated to previously headline the event with Alexa Grasso, but Grasso suffered an injury...
Submitted Aug 10, 2015 6:15PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Luke Barnatt signs with Italian-based Venator FC, will debut in December
(mmafighting.com)
After suffering his third straight loss in May against Mark Munoz, Luke Barnatt was issued his release from the UFC. Since that time the 27-year-old British fighter has been in a state of reflection as to what his next move should be. On Monday, Barnatt appeared on The MMA Hour and talked about his short term plan, which includes fighting for an Italian promotion...
Submitted Aug 10, 2015 6:12PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Rolando Velasco Claims Bantamweight Title, Sinks Josh San Diego at Tachi Palace Fights 24
(sherdog.com)
Rolando Velasco Claims Bantamweight Title, Sinks Josh San Diego at Tachi Palace Fights 24.
Submitted Aug 7, 2015 10:54AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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