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Mirko Cro Cop returns, meets Tsuyoshi Kohsaka at Dec. 31 Rizin FF event
(mmajunkie.com)
Mirko Cro Cop is coming out of retirement. Again. The veteran MMA fighter and kickboxer, who’s previously announced multiple retirements of sorts that never quite stuck, is returning to action again. Risen FF officials today announced Cro Cop (35-11-2) will fight fellow heavyweight Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (29-12-2) on Dec. 31. The event, “Rizin FF 9: World Grand Prix Final Round,” takes place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and it steams on FITE TV in North America.
Submitted Nov 12, 2017 9:22AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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After decade in UFC, Dennis Siver signs with ACB
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Dennis Siver’s UFC run has come to an end. After spending more than a decade under the UFC banner, Siver announced Wednesday that he has signed a multi-fight deal with Russian promotion ACB. The 38-year-old German fighter is slated to make his promotional debut in a lightweight contest on Nov. 25 in the main event of ACB 75, which will take place at the Carl Benz Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 11:14PM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Angela Lee out of ONE Championship title defense after car accident
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ONE Championship atomweight star Angela Lee star has been removed from an upcoming title defense after being involved in a car accident. Lee was scheduled to rematch Mei Yamaguchi in the main event of a ONE show on Nov. 24 in Kallang, Singapore, but CEO Chatri Sityodtong broke the news of the accident and Lee’s subsequent withdrawal on Facebook:
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 11:37PM by JLS - 1 comment
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LFA fighter C.J. Hancock says he died in cage, was revived after heart stopped
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A Legacy Fighting Alliance fighter said he died in the cage during a bout Friday night and had to be revived after his heart stopped. C.J. Hancock wrote Saturday morning on Facebook that he is “okay” after his heart stopped and he had kidney failure during a fight at LFA 26 on Friday in Houston.
Submitted Nov 4, 2017 4:42PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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LFA champion Markus Perez signs with the UFC, meets Eryk Anders in Fresno
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Markus Perez is the newest addition to the UFC middleweight division. Less than two months after winning the vacant LFA title with a first-round submission over Ian Heinisch, in which he wore a UFC Reebok short, the undefeated Brazilian has inked a deal with the UFC, sources told MMA Fighting. Perez will make his Octagon debut against Eryk Anders at UFC Fresno, MMA Fighting has learned. Anders (9-0), who impressed in his UFC debut in July with a quick victory over longtime veteran Rafael Natal, was originally scheduled to meet John Phillips.
Submitted Nov 2, 2017 6:35PM by Leonstolzz - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Combate Americas' Copa Combate to air live in English on NBC Sports Network
(mmajunkie.com)
Combate Americas today announced that Copa Combate, the promotion’s one-night, $100,000 grand prize bantamweight tournament, will air live on NBC Sports Network in addition to its Spanish-language telecast on Telemundo. The event, which takes place Nov. 11 in Cancun, Mexico, marks the first time that two NBCUniversal-owned platforms will simulcast live MMA.
Submitted Oct 31, 2017 6:57PM by Leonstolzz - 1 comment
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Erik Pérez signs with Combate Americas
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"Goyito” is headed to Combate Americas. Popular former UFC bantamweight Erik Pérez has signed a multi-fight exclusive contract with the promotion, MMA Fighting has learned. "
Submitted Oct 31, 2017 5:47PM by Leonstolzz - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Jennifer Maia puts 125 title on line vs. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz at Invicta FC 26 in December
(mmajunkie.com)
Invicta FC will return in December, a week later than had been previously reported, and the flyweight title will be on the line in the main event. In the headliner, flyweight champion Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) will put her belt up for grabs against unbeaten challenger Agnieszka Niedzwiedz (10-0), the promotion announced on Wednesday. The card will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. Also on the card, Mizuki Inoue (12-4) returns to take on Janaisa Morandin (9-1) at strawweight, and Vanessa Porto (18-8) meets Jessica-Rose Clark (7-4) in a flyweight bout. Invicta FC 26 takes place Dec. 8 at Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo.
Submitted Oct 26, 2017 6:36PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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Sarafian leaves ACB 73 card, and duel between Buscapé and Makoev becomes main-event of the edition
(primeiroround.com.br)
The Brazilian MMA will be very well represented in the 73rd edition of Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB). The debut of the Russian organization in national territory, scheduled for October 21, at the Centro Esportivo Miécimo da Silva in Campo Grande (RJ), will have names of the caliber of Roberto Facada and Wendell Negão. In addition to them, Paulista Leandro Buscapé was given the task of taking on the main fight of the event against Russian Islam Makoev. Due to medical problems, Daniel Sarafian will not be able to face Carlos Eduardo "Cachorrão". In his place, also entered the Brazilian Fábio Silva.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 11:52PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Seo Hee Ham set to defend Road FC belt against former Invicta title challenger
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Seo Hee Ham is set to defend her atomweight title at Road FC 45 against an top ranked opponent from Invicta. After two years plying her trade against much bigger opponents in the UFC, Seo Hee Ham dropped back to a more natural weight class last June. No longer dealing with a significant size and strength disadvantage, the 5-foot-2 fighter shined as she took home the Road FC atomweight title with a TKO victory in front of her Korean fans. Ham will look to continue her reign at the 105 lb division with her first title defense being officially booked for Road FC 45. As Bloody Elbow has learned, she will be facing former Invicta FC title challenger Jinh Yu Frey, and will be headlining a card that will once again exclusively feature all female fighters.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 11:26AM by JLS - 1 comment
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LFA 27 heads to Oklahoma with Watley vs. Wilson lightweight title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
LFA will return to Oklahoma next month, and the lightweight title will be on the line in the main event. Lightweight champion Robert Watley (8-1) will take on top contender Daryl Wilson (7-1) in the LFA 27 main event, the promotion today announced. In the co-feature, Myron Dennis (15-6) will take on Ryan Spann (11-5) in a light heavyweight bout. LFA 27 takes place Nov. 10 at Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Okla. The main card will air live on AXS TV.
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 7:56PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Ex-UFC fighter Ian McCall joins Rizin's batamweight grand prix, debuts DEC. 29
(mmajunkie.com)
Due to an infamous run of bad luck, Ian McCall has fought just once since July 2014. But that could soon change – in a big way. Officials today announced McCall (13-5-1), a former UFC flyweight contender who’s No. 13 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings, has joined the organization’s world bantamweight grand prix as a wild card and is set for a promotional debut at Rizin FF 8. “Rizin FF 8: World Grand Prix 2nd Round” takes place Dec. 29 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and it streams in North America on FITE TV. McCall, who could now fight three times in just three days, meets 23-year-old Portuguese fighter Manel Kape (7-1), who scored a knockout win over Erson Yamamoto this past weekend at Rizin FF 7 in an opening-round matchup. McCall vs. Kape is one of four quarterfinal-round matchups slated for Rizin FF 8.
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 2:47PM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Asian MMA, Other MMA Organizations
 
ONE announces ‘David vs. Goliath’ openweight bout between Aung La N Sang and Alain Ngalani
(https:)
Fans craving the old school MMA days that were free of weight classes are getting a treat from Singapore’s ONE Championship promotion. On Monday, ONE announced that middleweight champion Aung La N Sang will take on heavyweight Alain Ngalani in a five-round, non-title openweight bout at the ‘ONE: Hero’s Dream’ show on Nov. 3 at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. A press release dubbed it ONE’s first-ever ‘David vs. Goliath’ matchup.
Submitted Oct 3, 2017 11:08PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
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ONE announces full 2018 calendar with 24 cards in Asia
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ONE Championship has announced its full calendar for 2018 before even entering the final quarter of 2017. With six events left in 2017, the Asian mixed martial arts promotion has 24 cards planned for the next year, including three trips to Shanghai, four events in Bangkok, and four fight cards in Manila.
Submitted Sep 22, 2017 3:09AM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
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Matthew Frincu vs Curtis Millender headlines LFA 24
(fightnewsaustralia.com)
“The Thunder From Down Under”, Matthew Frincu (11-2) will headline Legacy Fighting Alliance 24 when he squares up against Curtis Millender (12-3) in October. The fight was confirmed by the promotion on Thursday morning and will take place at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, USA on October 13 (October 14 in Australia). Based out of the Arizona Combat Sports academy, Frincu, 24, is riding a four-fight win streak and has lost just once in seven outings since making the move from the Gold Coast. The loss came at the hands of Abubakar Nurmagomedov , a cousin of UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Submitted Sep 20, 2017 12:31AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Mackenzie Dern Makes Her Flyweight Debut In October At LFA 24
(mmaweekly.com)
Highly touted prospect and multi-time grappling champion Mackenzie Dern will make her return to mixed martial arts in October except this time she will do so as a flyweight. Dern has been one of the most watched prospects making the rise up through the MMA ranks after entering the sport in 2016. Thus far, Dern has gone 3-0 in her career but she’s struggled to get down to the strawweight limit, twice missing the 116-pound limit in her past two fights.
Submitted Sep 20, 2017 12:26AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Titleholder vs. titleholder fight set for ONE Championship 64 on Nov. 10
(mmajunkie.com)
It’ll be champion vs. champion in a November headliner at ONE Championship 64. Officials today announced a fight between lightweight titleholder Eduard Folayang (18-5) and featherweight champ Martin Nguyen (9-1). The bout will be contested at 155 pounds, with Folayang’s belt on the line. It’s the first cross-division champion-vs.-champion fight in ONE Championship history.
Submitted Sep 19, 2017 3:15PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Chris Fields added to KSW 40 at Dublin’s 3Arena
(severemma.com)
Dublin’s own Chris Fields (11-7-1) has today been officially added to the KSW 40 card at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland on October 22nd. Fields was amongst the first wave of Irish fighters to make a splash internationally in the MMA world. After rising through the ranks and being involved in some of the most anticipated match-ups on the Irish scene, Fields won the Cage Warriors middleweight title in Amman, Jordan in 2012. Following on from this Fields remained one of the biggest names in Irish MMA and was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19.
Submitted Sep 13, 2017 3:18PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Rousimar Palhares' controversial split-decision loss at FNG 73 overturned
(mmajunkie.com)
Rousimar Palhares’ split-decision loss to Shamil Amirov at Fight Nights Global 73 has been overturned to a draw. Fight Nights Global President Kamil Gadzhiev said the initial result – announced without scores at the Sept. 4 event – was changed after the bout was reviewed by the Russian MMA Union. “If fighters are not happy with the decision, fighters themselves, or their management, send an official protest letter to the Russian MMA Union,” Gadzhiev today told MMAjunkie. “They invite three new judges, they watch again, and they can change the decision. Sometimes, they change the decision.”
Submitted Sep 12, 2017 10:47PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Nick Newell ends retirement, signs with LFA
(https:)
The former World Series of Fighting star had ended a two-year retirement and signed with Legacy Fighting Alliance, the company announced on Monday. Newell earned early notice in his mixed martial arts career due to the fact he is a congenital amputee, as his left arm ends just below his elbow. However, Newell continued earning headlines simply due to the fact he proved to be a talented fighter.
Submitted Sep 11, 2017 7:09PM by JLS - 1 comment
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