'WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami' slated for Oct. 17 in Connecticut
Yushin Okami’s welterweight debut will come against another UFC vet when he and Jon Fitch headline WSOF 24 on Oct. 17.
WSOF President Ray Sefo confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie.
In addition to Okami (30-9) vs. Fitch (26-7-1), WSOF 24 also features heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov (12-1) vs. Derek Mehmen (19-6). Additionally, lightweight Nick Newell (12-1) is slated for the card.
WSOF 24 takes place Oct. 17 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The main card is expected to air on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Shields: Palhares is a dirty, mentally weak bully
“Palhares is a guy I don’t really care for; He’s a dirty guy who likes hurting people then he plays the nice guy after he breaks their legs,” said Shields to Mike Bohn for MMAjunkie on today’s WSoF 22 media call. “He’s a bad person so it makes me want to go out there and punch him. … I might not care for Palhares, but he is extremely good at leg locks.”
Manager confirms Fedor return, expects top 10 opponent
On Tuesday rumors surfaced that the greatest heavyweight in mixed martial arts history, The Lasst Emperor, Fedor Emelianko was returning. Now it was been confirmed, by Fedor's longtime manager Vadim Finkelchtein.
"It was unexpected," said Vadim to Karim Zidan for BloodyElbow.com. "I was trying to convince Fedor to come back for about year or two, but then gave up this idea. And about a week or two ago he told me he is thinking about coming back to sport. I am happy about that."
MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko is coming out of retirement
PRIDE legend Fedor Emelianenko is coming out of retirement and will be competing in Mixed Martial Arts once again.
Fedor Emelianenko seemed to have closed the book on his storied MMA career when he announced his retirement in 2012. Three years later though, and the legendary PRIDE champion has decided to write a new chapter as he will be coming back to active mixed martial arts competition.
Alexa Grasso to challenge Livia Renata Souza for strawweight title at Invicta FC 14
One of Dana White's most coveted potential signees has her next fight
-- and it'll be for a title.
Alexa Grasso will challenge Livia Renata Souza for the Invicta FC strawweight title in the main event of Invicta FC 14 on Sept. 12 in Kansas City, it was announced Thursday night at Invicta 13.
Grasso (7-0) has been mentioned many times by White, the UFC president, as one of the fighters he would most like to sign. The popular Mexican fighter is still under contract with Invicta and has said she would like to win Invicta gold before going to the UFC. Grasso, 21, is coming off a unanimous decision win over Mizuki Inoue at Invicta FC 11 in February.
Ganryujima 2: July 18th
Participants this time include: Minowaman, JZ, Mighty Mo, the always exciting Kazuhisa Watanabe, Brian Dues (Ganryujima 1 winner), Kiyoshi Tamura, and Japanese Soccer star Takeshi Watanabe
Personally I loved the first event, It was kind of like going back to 1996 and watching the original UFC's all over again.
Edit: How could I forget Jimmy Ambriz? Freak-show fans unite, this ones going to extremely entertaining
Invicta FC 13 weigh-in results: 'Cyborg' (144.6), five other title fighters official
LAS VEGAS – The Invicta FC 13 weigh-in results are in the books, and all the fighters on Thursday’s card – including six in TITLE fights – made weight without issue.
Chief among them was featherweight champion Cristiane Justino (13-1), who fights challenger Faith Van Duin (5-1) in the main event. Both fighters came in under the 145-pound title fight maximum. “Cyborg” Justino was 144.6 POUNDS, while Van Duin was 144.9.
Official Invicta FC 13 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 11 p.m. ET)
Champ Cristiane Justino (144.6) vs. Faith Van Duin (144.9) – for featherweight title
Irene Aldana (134.7) vs. Tonya Evinger (134.7) – for vacant bantamweight title
Champ Herica Tiburcio (104.8) vs. Ayaka Hamasaki (104.7) – for atomweight title
Jessica-Rose Clark (134.3) vs. Pannie Kianzad (135.3)
Amber Brown (105.4) vs. Catherine Costigan (104.8)
Amy Montenegro (115.7) vs. Jamie Moyle (115)
Amber Leibrock (145.6) vs. Marina Shafir (145.2)