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WEC vet Bryan Baker added to Bellator's second middleweight tourney
With Bellator Fighting Championships middleweight champion Hector Lombard set to defend his belt in 2010, the upstart promotion today announced the second contender in season two's eight-man bracket. Three-time WEC veteran Bryan Baker (11-1 MMA, 1-0 BFC) returns for a second appearance for Bellator, though this time he'll be involved in tournament action. Baker earned a decision win over Matt Horwich in a non-tournament bout at Bellator VIII during the company's inaugural season. "'The Beast' is a dangerous addition to our middleweight tournament," Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney stated in today's official release. "He caught my eye back at Bellator VIII, and I knew then and there that he would make a big impact on our 185-pound challenger tournament."
Submitted Feb 5, 2010 10:57AM by emfleek - 0 comments
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Tachi Palace Fights' Nam Phan balances fighting aspirations with role model duties
"When I fight, I try to be a role model with the young Asian-Americans around here," Phan recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "When I was brought up, there was no Asian-American role model. There was no one to look up to." Phan is proud of his Vietnamese heritage, and he takes equal pride in helping to guide the youth that live in his predominantly Asian-American neighborhood.
Submitted Feb 4, 2010 4:32PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
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Bellator FC headed to Kansas City with four events in 2010
Under the terms of the agreement, four Bellator MMA events will be staged at the highly popular Kansas City Power & Light District, which is owned and managed by The Cordish Company, a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate known for its tremendously successful development of mixed-use entertainment districts in high-profile destinations throughout the country including Baltimore, Houston, Louisville, Ky., Atlantic City, N.J., Hollywood, Fla., and Charleston, S.C.
Submitted Feb 4, 2010 1:42PM by RhythmAndStyle - 3 comments
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Colt Toombs -- Son of 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper -- to Make Pro Debut Thursday
After an unbeaten amateur run, Colt Toombs will make his professional debut on Thursday night in an undercard bout during a Tachi Palace Fights card in Leemore, Calif. Toombs is the son of former professional wrestling great "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. A member of Team Quest, the 20-year-old Toombs went 4-0 in amateur competition as a featherweight, winning twice by TKO, once by submission and once by decision. His last amateur bout was last October. In his pro debut, he'll face Art Becerra, who is 1-1 and last fought in Sept. 2008.
Submitted Feb 4, 2010 8:40AM by emfleek - 3 comments
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Sengoku Raiden Championships 12 matchups include champ Jorge Santiago, Wilson Reis
World Victory Road officials today announced three bouts for their next event, Sengoku Raiden Championships 12, and notable competitors include middleweight title-holder Jorge Santiago and former EliteXC bantamweight champion Wilson Reis. The event, which airs on HDNet in North America, takes place March 7 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. Santiago takes on Mamed Khalidov in a rematch, Reis meets Yuji Hoshino, and Shigeki Osawa meets fellow featherweight Kyung Ho Kang. Sengoku Raiden Championships 12 is WVR's first event of 2010; the promotion hasn't hosted a show since it teamed up with DREAM for the Dec. 31 "Dynamite!! 2009" show.
Submitted Feb 3, 2010 10:03AM by emfleek - 0 comments
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King of the Cage to air monthly on HDNet
HDNet on Monday announced a multi-year partnership with "Mark Burnett Presents: King of the Cage," in which, under terms of the agreement, the network will feature live "King of the Cage" events every month. The first event will air on HDNet on Friday, Feb. 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET. "King of the Cage and Mark Burnett are pioneers in their respective fields, and we are excited to feature 'Mark Burnett Presents: King of the Cage' on HDNet as part of our commitment to being the home of MMA," said Mark Cuban, Chairman and Co-founder of HDNet. "The award-winning story telling of Mark Burnett will bring the personalities of MMA to life in a way that has never been seen before."
Submitted Feb 2, 2010 8:34AM by emfleek - 0 comments
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Loiseau Finally Gets Charity Fight, Headlines MFL 2
After his pleas for a charity fight initially fell on deaf ears, David Loiseau has finally secured a bout–the proceeds of which will benefit victims of the January earthquake in Haiti. He'll face Isidro Gonzales at Mixed Fight League 2: battleground on 2/27 in Montreal, Canada. In addition to Loiseau donating his entire fight purse to charity, $2 from each ticket sold will be donated to the American Red Cross to assist disaster relief efforts.
Submitted Feb 1, 2010 4:23PM by DCRage - 1 comment
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Shine Fights SIgns Braulio Estima
Shine Fights still isn't finished with their signing spree they've been on since late last year. Their newest signing is Braulio Estima, the under-88kg and Absolute division champion of the 2009 ADCC submission championships. He's expected to debut for the promotion this spring.
Submitted Feb 1, 2010 2:14PM by DCRage - 1 comment
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Bellator adds DREAM vet Joe Warren to season-two featherweight tourney
Bellator's season-two tournaments continue to take shape, and the organization today announced another solid addition to the 145-pound field. Three-time DREAM veteran and world-class wrestler Joe Warren (2-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) will compete in Bellator's next featherweight tournament. Warren is best known to MMA fans as the man who knocked off former WEC champ Chase Beebe and top-ranked Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto in his first two professional contests before falling to Bibiano Fernandes in DREAM's 2009 featherweight grand prix.
Submitted Feb 1, 2010 9:48AM by emfleek - 1 comment
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Broughton Rolls Through U.K.'s Best For Tourney Win
Heavyweights collided in Hove, England in a unique “winner takes all” tournament, £10,000 (roughly $16,000) incentive and a nice shiny ZT Fight Night strap to boot. This brought out the big guns in U.K. MMA and a few dark horses, but ultimately it was M-1 challenge veteran Rob Broughton who was the star of the show, picking up the overall victory over the course of seven grueling rounds of MMA action.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 1:16PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
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Former Power Ranger Jason Frank Wins MMA Debut
Although it almost was the other way around, good beat evil again last night as Jason David Frank, best known as the Green/White Ranger on "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers", managed to withstand a brutal opening onslaught and beat Jonathan Mack by 1st round tapout in his MMA debut. The fight, which Frank won by omoplata, will be televised by HDNet in the near future.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 8:51AM by DCRage - 4 comments
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Mamoru Submits Baca, Captures KOTC Gold in Japan
Mamoru Yamaguchi - the afro'd former Shooto champion who returned to MMA last October following a year-plus hiatus - picked up his third consecutive win with a second round submission of American Frank Baca. The victory also earned Yamaguchi his third title: King of the Cage World Junior Flyweight Champion.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:37PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
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Bellator signs Eric Schambari as first middleweight for season-two tourney
Three-time WEC veteran Eric Schambari, who put together a 4-0 run in 2009 after taking one year off while recovering from a life-threatening condition, is Belltor's first participant in its newest 185-pound tournament.Bellator officials today announced the native Las Vegan as the first member of its eight-man, 185-pound bracket.
Submitted Jan 29, 2010 10:57AM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
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Fight Path: Former Canadian paratrooper William Romero waited a year for Bellator slot
William Romero might have taken even longer to start his professional MMA career if several organizations hadn't teamed for an open Canadian tryout.That was a couple years ago, when about 300 guys met at an Ontario gym to work out and spar in front of scouts looking for new talent. Romero, though, might have been prepared more than any of them.
Submitted Jan 28, 2010 1:56PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
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Hector Lombard: “I would kill Mousasi”
On February 4, the Bellator middleweight champion will be back. The American Top Team fighter, who shone on the five fights he made in 2009, wants to keep the rhythm this year. After a train session commanded by Stéfane Dias at ATT camp, the fighter talked to TATAME and revealed to have ambitious plans to this season.
Submitted Jan 28, 2010 1:46PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
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Denis Kang vs. Vernon 'Tiger' White
It was announced Tuesday that Denis Kang will make his W-1 debut against Vernon 'Tiger' White. The event will also feature a bout between former UFC welterweight champion Carlos Newton and Chris Clements.
Submitted Jan 27, 2010 12:48PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
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EASportsMMA.com to stream Jay Hieron vs. Joe Riggs live from "Strikeforce: Miami"
It's not TV, but it's something. Five days from the first bell of the Jan. 30 event, "Strikeforce: Miami," the promotion has taken extra steps to ensure a welterweight clash between Jay Hieron (18-4 MMA, 1-0 SF) and Joe Riggs (32-10 MMA, 3-2 SF) can be widely seen. EA Sports, the software developer of video game "EA Sports MMA" and a strategic partner of the San Jose, Calif.–based Strikeforce promotion, announced today via Twitter that it will stream the preliminary card fight live on EASportsMMA.com. The stream begins at 9 p.m. ET and will be the sole undercard fight broadcast on the web.
Submitted Jan 26, 2010 8:50AM by emfleek - 1 comment
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Shine Fights inks Dave "Pee Wee" Herman; bout with Jeff Monson likely for spring
Sengoku, Bellator and EliteXC veteran Dave Herman (16-1), better known to most MMA fans as "Pee Wee," is the latest addition to the rapidly expanding Shine Fights roster. The organization announced the signing late Monday night via Twitter. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the promotion that near-12-year veteran Jeff Monson (32-9) is likely to welcome Herman to the organization. Monson signed a deal with the upstart Shine Fights promotion this past December.
Submitted Jan 26, 2010 8:45AM by emfleek - 0 comments
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Former UFC Champion Carlos Newton set to face Chris Clements at W-1 MMA on March 20
Carlos Newton, the former UFC Welterweight Champion, is set to face Chris Clements at the Canadian based W-1 MMA show on March 20 in Montreal according to Top MMA News. Just yesterday, news broke that W-1 had also signed recently released UFC fighter Denis Kang. Newton (15-13), best known for being on the receiving end of a Matt Hughes power bomb at UFC 34, is coming off a unanimous decision win over Shonie Carter in a W-1 match last October. This will be Newton's third fight with W-1.
Submitted Jan 25, 2010 5:35PM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
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Bellator Adds Jackson's Fighter Carey Vanier
Vanier boasts a solid overall professional record of 7-2 (all but one of his wins have come via TKO or submission), but his career has taken on an entirely new trajectory since he began training at Jackson’s Submission Fighting school in Albuquerque, N.M.
Submitted Jan 25, 2010 3:59PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
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