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'King Mo' Lawal vs. Satoshi Ishii set to headline Bellator 169
(mmafighting.com)
Muhammed Lawal will be moving up to the heavyweight division to meet Satoshi Ishii in the main event of Bellator 169. The news was first reported by Severe MMA, and was later confirmed by the promotion on Wednesday.
Submitted Oct 12, 2016 12:52PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Girtz vs. Piccolotti, Carmont vs. Vassell booked for Bellator 165 in San Jose
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator’s November return to San Jose, Calif., has a pair of new fights for the main card, as well as eight prelims. Brandon Girtz (14-4 MMA, 6-2 BMMA) is set to take on Adam Piccolotti (8-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) in a lightweight fight on the main card, and Francis Carmont (25-11 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) will meet Linton Vassell (16-5 MMA, 5-2 BMMA) in a light heavyweight bout. Bellator officials announced the new bookings today. Bellator 165 takes place Nov. 19 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The main card airs on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Oct 11, 2016 6:07PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Sears replaces Copeland at WSOF 34; military vets join lineup
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup for next month’s WSOF 34 event continues to take shape. Officials today announced Josh Copeland (13-4) has suffered a knee injury and been forced out of his bout with former heavyweight champion Smealinho Rama (9-2). Kevin Ray Sears (4-2) has stepped in as a replacement. In addition to the heavyweight change, officials today announced four vets are scheduled for bouts as part of the organization’s “Who’s The Toughest?” program, which gives military personnel a chance to compete for the promotion. Those matchups include U.S. Marine Corps veterans Shane Kruchten (11-4) vs. Jeremy Mahon (5-4) in a 150-pound catchweight bout, former Marine Brandon Collins (3-2) vs. fellow light heavyweight Chris Morgan (0-0), and former U.S. Army ranger Nicholi Navarro (3-1) vs. lightweight Alan Gutierrez (2-0).
Submitted Oct 10, 2016 3:59PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Eduardo Dantas vs. Joe Warren 2, Pat Curran vs. John Teixeira headline Bellator doubleheader in December
(mmafighting.com)
Bellator MMA will host two events in two consecutive nights for the first time in its history on Dec. 2 and 3 in Thackerville, Okla. Bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas will be defending his belt on the first night against Joe Warren. On Saturday night, Bellator 167 will feature a featherweight clash between Pat Curran and John Teixeira in the main event. MMA Fighting confirmed the news with Bellator officials following a report by The Dallas Morning News. Both Bellator 166 and Bellator 167 will take place at the WinStar World Casino.
Submitted Oct 10, 2016 3:57PM by Braden - 1 comment
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MMA legend outspoken about televised children's MMA fights
(sports.yahoo.com)
Ramzan Kadyrov, the Moscow-backed leader of the Russian republic of Chechnya, is receiving heavy criticism after video surfaced of his three young sons competing in a mixed martial arts event on the eve of his 40th birthday. While having his sons fight wouldn’t sound like such a bad idea if the boys were young adults, the fact that the oldest of the Kadyrov sons is only 10 years old is the reason why so much attention has been brought to the event. Akhmad (10) defeated another boy via technical knockout in what was described as an exhibition fight on a nationally televised card earlier this week. Akhmad’s younger brothers, 9-year-old Eli and 8-year-old Adam, also won their fights in front a rabid crowd of adults on hand at the Grand Prix Akhmat 2016 international tournament in Chechnya’s capital of Grozny.
Submitted Oct 8, 2016 2:07AM by JLS - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Rafael Carvalho vs. Melvin Manhoef 2 headlines Bellator 168
(mmafighting.com)
Rafael Carvalho defended the Bellator middleweight championship in one of the most controversial decisions of the year against Melvin Manhoef in May, and the promotion will give "No Mercy" an immediate rematch. Bellator officially announced on Friday that Carvalho and Manhoef will headline the Bellator 168 card in Florence, Italy, on Dec. 10. In the co-main event, Alessio Sakara takes on Joey Beltran. Bellator hasn’t revealed broadcast details for the event.
Submitted Oct 7, 2016 6:48PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Justin Gaethje vs. Ozzy Dugulubgov WSOF 33 main event canceled
(mmafighting.com)
Friday night's World Series of Fighting 33 main event has been canceled. The Justin Gaethje vs. Ozzy Dugulubgov lightweight title fight is off because Dugulubgov fell ill Friday morning, WSOF president Ray Sefo confirmed with MMAFighting.com. Sefo said Dugulubgov had a headache, low blood pressure and was headed to a local Kansas City hospital for further evaluation.
Submitted Oct 7, 2016 2:39PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Top prospects Ed Ruth, Tyrell Fortune debut at Bellator 163
(mmafighting.com)
A pair of high-level prospects will make their pro MMA debuts at Bellator 163. Three-time NCAA Division 1 wrestling champion Ed Ruth and one-time NCAA Division 2 champ Tyrell Fortune will both compete in preliminary bouts on Nov. 4 in Uncasville, Conn., Bellator announced Thursday.
Submitted Oct 6, 2016 4:15PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Paul Daley vs. Derek Anderson slated for Bellator 163 in Connecticut
(mmajunkie.com)
Paul Daley finally has an opponent for next month’s Bellator 163 event. Officials today confirmed with MMAjunkie that Daley (38-14-2 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) will meet Derek Anderson (14-2 MMA, 5-2 BMMA) in a welterweight bout at the event. Bellator 163 takes place Nov. 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Submitted Oct 3, 2016 2:25PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Sergei Kharitonov vs. Javy Ayala set for Bellator 163
(mmafighting.com)
Sergei Kharitonov's Bellator debut will finally go down, a few months later than anticipated. The popular Russian knockout artist will meet Javy Ayala on the main card of Bellator 163 on Nov. 4 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Submitted Oct 3, 2016 2:24PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Chael Sonnen vs. Tito Ortiz set for Bellator event in January 2017
(mmamania.com)
Let the "legends ass kicking tour" commence. Fight fans have been waiting for an announced opponent ever since Chael Sonnen ended his retirement by signing with Bellator MMA. The self-proclaimed "Bad Guy" wasted no time calling out the "Bad Boy" himself in Tito Ortiz. Luckily for fight fans, the legendary mixed martial arts (MMA) trashtalkers will square off early next year, per a news break by Ortiz himself on AXS TV's Inside MMA. At a location yet to be determined, "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" and the "American Gangster" will throw down next January in what will presumably be the main event of a "tent pole" Bellator event.
Submitted Oct 1, 2016 2:28PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Wanderlei Silva supports Jose Aldo’s battle against the UFC: ‘You’ll have the respect you deserve at Rizin’
(mmafighting.com)
Jose Aldo wants to leave the UFC, and another Brazilian star supports his battle against the promotion. Wanderlei Silva, who returns to action on Dec. 29 against Mirko Cro Cop at Rizin Fighting Federation, asked the current UFC interim featherweight champion to sign with the Japanese promotion.
Submitted Sep 29, 2016 4:13PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Tito Ortiz refuses to fight 'weak' Chael Sonnen in November: I'm calling the shots, not him
(mmamania.com)
"The American Gangster" promised to wreck anyone and everyone willing to compete this November. That includes former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz. Unfortunately for Sonnen, "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" did not share his grand vision. From Submission Radio: "Chael calling me out on November 2nd? I'm the one who calls the shots, not him! We'll fight in January. We're not going to fight in November. I'm gonna give him some time to get used to being at his weight, off of steroids, so he can train through that time. November 17th is not happening. I'm calling the shots, not Chael Sonnen. Yeah he talks well, yeah he does his thing, but no, this is my weight class. I'm the one who calls the shots. Tito Ortiz is gonna call the shots."
Submitted Sep 26, 2016 2:43PM by Braden - 6 comments
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'Baby Slice' Kevin Ferguson Jr. to make pro MMA debut at Bellator 162 against Rick Bing
(mmafighting.com)
Bellator 162 in Memphis is starting to take shape, and Kimbo Slice's son — Kevin Ferguson Jr. — is slated to make his professional MMA debut. On Sunday, Bellator officials informed MMA Fighting that 'Baby Slice" will take on the 24-year old Rick Bing, who is also making his pro debut in the MMA cage. The fight will take place on the prelims of Bellator 162.
Submitted Sep 26, 2016 6:15AM by Braden - 1 comment
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Mirko Cro Cop vs. Wanderlei Silva 3 scheduled for Rizin FF tournament quarter final
(mmafighting.com)
The trilogy fight between former PRIDE FC champions Mirko Cro Cop and Wanderlei Silva is scheduled to happen at Rizin FF 2016 World Grand Prix quarter finals. The news was announced on the broadcast of the tournament's opening round on Sunday. The Rizin FF Grand Prix quarter finals are scheduled to take place on Dec. 29 in Saitama, Japan.
Submitted Sep 25, 2016 8:18AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Mizuki Inoue tears ACL, out of running for Invicta title fight against Angela Hill
(mmafighting.com)
One of the best prospects in women's MMA is going to be out for a while. Mizuki Inoue tore her ACL recently and will require surgery, sources told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp confirmed the information and said Inoue was on the short list of potential next challengers for Angela Hill's strawweight title. Typically, an athlete will need around one year to recover from ACL surgery. It's unclear if there's any kind of loose timetable for Inoue's return.
Submitted Sep 23, 2016 8:00PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Invicta strips Barb Honchak of flyweight title, forgets to tell her
(bloodyelbow.com)
The decision to strip Barb Honchak of the Invicta flyweight title wasn’t a bad one. How the promotion decided to go about it, on the other hand, was pretty poor. Honchak herself confirmed that she had only seen the news online, and had not been informed by the promotion. In a statement delivered through Squor.com, Honchak gave her thoughts on no longer being the flyweight champion: “I understand that Invicta would want to take the "interm" off the title since I have been out for an extended amount of time. But, I would have like the opportunity to relinquish and I would have like to have known by means other than Twitter.” In the meantime, tonight’s interim title fight between Jennifer Maia and Roxanne Modafferi will now be for the undisputed Invicta flyweight championship. That fight headlines the promotion’s September 23rd card, along with an atomweight title defense for Ayaka Hamasaki against Jinh Yu Frey, in Kansas City, Missouri. The full event will be broadcast live on Fight Pass.
Submitted Sep 23, 2016 3:15PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Liam McGeary vs. Phil Davis set for Bellator 163 main event, additional bouts announced
(mmafighting.com)
Liam McGreary has a date and place for his second light heavyweight title defense. The Bellator light heavyweight champion is scheduled to fight Phil Davis in the main event of Bellator 163. The news was announced by the promotion on Friday. Additionally, a welterweight battle between Saad Awad and Brennan Ward has also been added to the main card, along with a women's featherweight bout pitting Marloes Coenen and Talita Nogueira, which was previously reported by MMA Fighting.
Submitted Sep 23, 2016 2:59PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Marloes Coenen vs. Talita Nogueira booked for Bellator 163
(mmafighting.com)
Marloes Coenen will make her return to the Bellator cage in November against promotional newcomer Talita Nogueira, MMA Fighting confirmed with sources close to the situation following a report by Graciemag. Bellator 163 is scheduled for Nov. 4 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. Paul Daley and Brennan Ward are also expected to compete on the card.
Submitted Sep 23, 2016 1:59PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Heavyweight champ Blagoy Ivanov to headline WSOF 35 on Dec. 3
(mmajunkie.com)
Heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov will headline the WSOF’s early-December event. Officials today announced Ivanov (14-1) will fight the winner of WSOF 33’s matchup between fellow heavyweights Shawn Jordan (18-7) and Ashley Gooch (10-4), who fight on Oct. 7. WSOF 35 takes place Dec. 3 at XFINITY Arena in Everett, Wash. The main card airs on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Sep 22, 2016 10:40PM by Braden - 0 comments
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