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Gabi Garcia returns to Rizin to fight Brazilian kickboxer Barbara Nepomuceno on New Year’s Eve
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The 6-foot-2 women’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu standout will return to MMA against Brazilian kickboxer Barbara Nepomuceno at Rizin 14 on Dec. 31 at Saitama Super Arena in Japan, Rizin announced Wednesday. The bout will be contested at 226 pounds.
Submitted Dec 13, 2018 1:21AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
Why cross-promotional title fights could be just what Bellator and Rizin FF need right now
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New Year’s Eve is just the beginning, according to Bellator President Scott Coker. When he sends Darrion Caldwell, his promotion’s bantamweight champ, across the Pacific to fight Kyoji Horiguchi for the Rizin FF title at the end of the year, he’s banking on it being the start of a beautiful – and mutually beneficial – friendship. And, if they get the details just right and both sides stay true to their commitments, he might end up being right.
Submitted Dec 4, 2018 11:44PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Bellator champion Darrion Caldwell to challenge Kyoji Horiguchi for Rizin title on NYE
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It’ll be Bellator champ vs. Rizin kingpin on New Years Eve, with a new Rizin title on the line. Bellator is sending their bantamweight champion to Japan to try to collect some more gold. During a press conference to announce their New Years Eve show, Rizin announced that Darrion Caldwell will challenge Kyoji Horiguchi for Rizin’s inaugural 135-pound title. Bellator also put out a press release confirming the bout, stating that it will be a three-rounder:
Submitted Nov 29, 2018 8:51AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
 
Liddell vs. Ortiz 3: A (potential) buyer's guide to pay-per-view
(https:)
It’s almost decision time for fight fans. The trilogy fight most of us stopped asking for a decade ago is almost upon us. This Saturday night in Inglewood, Calif., Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz will square off for the third time when Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions makes its first foray into the world of MMA. And yeah, they’re selling this thing on pay-per-view – and the fighters themselves are reportedly depending heavily on good sales figures to make this worth their while. Should you buy it? Should you try to find some means of watching it without paying for it? Should you ignore it altogether? To answer these questions, maybe we need to start by asking and answering some others.
Submitted Nov 22, 2018 3:07PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
LFA 54 results: Mazo cruises in title defense, Murrietta delivers stunning KO
(https:)
“The Colombian Queen” failed to deliver another head-kick KO, but Sabina Mazo did comfortably cruise to a decision win over an outgunned Carol Yariwaki (7-3), defending the LFA women’s flyweight title in the process. The bout served as the main event of tonight’s LFA 54, which aired on AXS TV from OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Submitted Nov 17, 2018 8:16PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Cage Warriors 99 results: James Webb scores first-round knockout in front of home crowd
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James Webb wasn’t intimidated by Jason Radcliffe’s reach or power, and it paid off big – and quickly – at Cage Warriors 99. Less than 1:30 into tonight’s headlining bout, Webb (5-1) closed in on the lengthy, studious Radcliffe (13-6) and landed a left hook that would cause his knees to give out from under him. Radcliffe’s delayed physical reaction made for a confusing sight at first, but it soon became clear that he was seriously disoriented.
Submitted Nov 17, 2018 8:14PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
ONE Championship 84 results: Zebaztian Kadestam takes 170-pound title with thrilling late KO
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As ONE Championship 84’s headliner wore on, it wasn’t at all clear whether Zebaztian Kadestam’s somewhat patient approach would pay off against a gritty Tyler McGuire. However, just as it seemed like ONE Championship’s new welterweight titleholder was going to be decided in the judges’ scorecards, Kadestam (11-4) found what he’d been looking for. With about 30 seconds left in the fifth and final round, Kadestam dropped McGuire (11-1) with a massive right hand, which he followed up with a knee to secure the most notable win of his MMA career. ONE Championship 84 took place at Stadium Istora in Jakarta, Indonesia. It streamed live on the ONE Championship app, following prelims on Facebook and Twitter.
Submitted Nov 17, 2018 8:13PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
Invicta FC 32 results: Felicia Spencer claims vacant title with gutsy win over Pam Sorenson
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It certainly didn’t come easy, but Felicia Spencer (6-0) kept her perfect record intact and claimed Invicta’s vacant featherweight title with a fourth-round submission win over a gritty Pam Sorenson (7-3). The bout served as the main event of Invicta FC 32, which streamed live tonight on UFC Fight Pass from FireLake Arena in Shawnee, Okla.
Submitted Nov 17, 2018 8:08PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ex-UFC fighter Cody McKenzie receives four-year NAC suspension for fake urine sample
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Cody McKenzie was given a stiff punishment for trying to beat the system. At a meeting of the Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday, the former UFC fighter received a four-year suspension after it was ruled that he attempted to cheat a drug test ahead of a bout scheduled for Sept. 14.
Submitted Nov 15, 2018 12:16AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
WBKFF 1 results: Chris Leben stops Phil Baroni, Dakota Cochrane shocks Johny Hendricks
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Johny Hendricks’ bare-knuckle fighting debut did not go as he might have hoped. The former UFC welterweight champion was knocked out at 21 seconds of the second round by Dakota Cochrane in the co-main event of the World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation debut card Friday night in Casper, Wyo.
Submitted Nov 10, 2018 6:04PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Absolute Championship Berkut 90
(topmmanews.com)
November 10, 2018 Venue: Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia TV: YouTube Fight Card: 265lbs- Mukhamad Vakhaev (6-4-1) vs. Sergey Belostenniy (5-1) ***Heavyweight Title Fight 155lbs- Eduard Vartanyan (18-4) vs. Ustarmagomed Gadzhidaudov (10-3) 155lbs- Andre Winner (22-11-2) vs. Yusup Raisov (13-1) 135lbs- Oleg Borisov (20-3-1) vs. Michinori Tanaka (12-3) 155lbs- Marcin Held (24-7) vs. Musa Khamanaev (18-5) 135lbs- Magomed Magomedov (15-2) vs. Walter Pereira Jr (14-3) 145lbs- Georgi Karakhanyan (28-8-1) vs. Timur Nagibin (14-3) 185lbs- Gamzat Khiramagomedov (6-0) vs. Jae Young Kim (23-11) 265lbs- Tanner Boser (15-4) vs. Salimgerey Rasulov (16-7) 145lbs- Gleristone Santos (34-9) vs. Rasul Mirzaev (17-1) 145lbs- Alexey Polpudnikov (24-5-1) vs. Alexander Peduson (13-2) 205lbs- Alexey Butorin (12-3) vs. Cory Hendricks (5-1) 155lbs- Alexander Sarnavskiy (35-7) vs. Herdeson Batista (12-3) 135lbs- Abdul-Rakhman Temirov (11-3) vs. Tural Ragimov (17-4) 170lbs- Umar Yankovskiy (12-2) vs. Sharaf Davlatmurodov (12-3-1)
Submitted Nov 6, 2018 10:59PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Floyd Mayweather Will Fight In RIZIN FF
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In a surprising bit of news, Floyd Mayweather will fight in Japanese MMA/kickboxing promotion RIZIN FF. Word came tonight during a press conference (via Ariel Helwani) that Mayweather will face undefeated Japanese kickboxing sensation Tenshin Nasukawa at RIZIN FF 14 on December 31. The news was revealed in a press conference:
Submitted Nov 5, 2018 12:26PM by JLS - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports, Asian MMA
 
Ben Askren's vacated belt up for grabs in main event of ONE Championship 84 with Zebaztian Kadestam vs. Tyler McGuire
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The title Ben Askren left behind at ONE Championship will be up for grabs later this month. Promotion officials recently announced that Sweden’s Zebaztian Kadestam (10-4) will face undefeated American prospect Tyler McGuire (11-0) for the vacant title in the main event of ONE Championship 84, which takes place Nov. 17 at Stadium Istora in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Submitted Nov 3, 2018 2:47PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
Art of the deal: How UFC, ONE Championship pulled off historic Johnson-Askren 'trade'
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Trades are common in the four major American sports. Teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and Major League Baseball trade players for players, players for draft picks, players for cash. Trade deadlines are in place to make it all work. No such practice exists in MMA. And yet, here we are in the wake of the first “trade” in the sport’s history, with two major promotions swapping high-profile fighters over the weekend.
Submitted Oct 30, 2018 6:17PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Historic trade finalized: Ben Askren heads to UFC, Demetrious Johnson to ONE
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An unprecedented deal was finalized Saturday which will bring an undefeated former world champion into the UFC while shipping one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in mixed martial arts history off to compete in Asia. Former Bellator and ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren will be released from his ONE contract to sign with the UFC, while Demetrious Johnson will be released from his UFC contract in order to sign a deal with ONE. ESPN first reported the news. ONE announced the Johnson signing Saturday night...
Submitted Oct 28, 2018 12:43PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
PFL 10 results and highlights: Cooper III TKOs Shields, Ferreira on way to welterweight final
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The tenth edition of Professional Fighter’s league revealed the finalists for the welterweight and middleweight tournaments, in Washington, D.C. The Professional Fighters League middleweight and welterweight tournaments have its official finalists. Following a rather interesting event in Washington, D.C., on Saturday night, October 20, the winning athletes are now just one fight away from the one million dollars prize. The tournaments’ finals will now be decided at PFL 11, on December 31, in New York City.
Submitted Oct 21, 2018 11:07AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Eddie Alvarez Signs with ONE Championship
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Eddie Alvarez’s free agency days are over. The former UFC lightweight champion has found a new home in ONE Championship. Eddie Alvarez announced the signing himself through ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong via Twitter Monday night, putting an end to speculation regarding his future. Eddie Alvarez has had a storied MMA career, becoming the first-ever two-time Bellator lightweight champion and then going on to also become UFC lightweight champion with a victory over Rafael dos Anjos in July of 2016. Hailed as the “Underground King,” Alvarez will now return to defend his throne in ONE Championship and, in the process, seek to hoist the organization’s name up in contention with his former homes: Bellator MMA and the UFC. This signing marks arguably the biggest boon in the history of ONE FC. When signing his contract, Alvarez appeared eager to begin this new chapter of his career:
Submitted Oct 19, 2018 12:28AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Joao Zeferino withdraws from PFL 10 due to injury
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Top-seeded Joao Zeferino won’t be getting a chance to compete for the Professional Fighters League’s million-dollar prize. On Monday, Zeferino announced that he is withdrawing from Saturday’s PFL 10 card and the league’s 2018 welterweight playoffs due to injury.
Submitted Oct 15, 2018 5:18PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Arnett Defends TKO Bantamweight Title Against Maness in UFC-Caliber Fight
(mmaempire.ca)
Although it may not be under the UFC banner, Friday night’s bantamweight title bout at TKO 44 has all the makings of a UFC matchup. Jesse Arnett (15-4) will defend his TKO bantamweight title for the second time, while also looking to stretch his current win streak to 13-straight, versus the undefeated American Nathan Maness (9-0).
Submitted Sep 17, 2018 8:58PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Shinya Aoki vs Ev Ting at ‘ONE: Kingdom of Heroes’ in Bangkok, Thailand
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ONE Championship will be in Bangkok, Thailand on October 6, 2018 for “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes.” One of the bouts on the fight card is between Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, 35, of Japan and Ev “E.T.” Ting, 29, of New Zealand and Malaysia. Aoki and Ting will compete in the lightweight division at “ONE: Kingdom of Heroes.” The winner will earn a shot at the ONE Lightweight World Championship. Currently reigning as the ONE Lightweight World Champion is Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen, 29, of Australia and Vietnam, who also holds the ONE Featherweight World Championship title, which he has successfully defended once. For the first time, he will defend his ONE Lightweight World Champion title in Tokyo, Japan in 2019.
Submitted Sep 14, 2018 12:07PM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
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