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Lineup set for next month's RFA 31 in downtown Las Vegas with two title fights
(mmajunkie.com)
The card is complete for next month’s RFA event in “Sin City” with two title fights at the top of the bill. In the RFA 31 main event, Gilbert Smith (11-4) will defend his RFA welterweight title against challenger Bristol Marunde (16-9). And in the co-feature, Zoila Frausto (12-4) meets Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (5-1) for the vacant RFA women’s strawweight title. RFA 31 takes place Oct. 9 at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. The main card will air on AXS TV. The complete RFA 31 card includes: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 10 p.m. ET) Gilbert Smith vs. Bristol Marunde – for welterweight title Zoila Frausto vs. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger – for vacant women’s strawweight title Gabriel Checco vs. Mike Jasper Justin Linn vs. Matt Lopez Cameron Diffley vs. Vardan Sholinian Shai Lindsey vs. Joseph Peukert PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised) David Arcangel vs. Zane Behrend Carlos Garcia vs. Jason Pacheco Johnny Parsons vs. Jeff Roman
Submitted Sep 23, 2015 9:15AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
'TUF 20' vet Lisa Ellis among new Invicta FC signings
(mmajunkie.com)
Invicta FC has signed a group of new fighters, including “The Ultimate Fighter 20” cast member Lisa Ellis. The all-female promotion, which has held 14 events since its 2012 launch and sent numerous fighters to the UFC, signed five in all. Additional atomweight signings include Hungarian submission specialist Dora Perjes(7-1), who’s forced tap-outs in all of her pro wins, and Russian-born American Julia Jones (4-0). Other signings include a pair of Brazilians strawweights: Aline Santos De Assis Serio (9-5) and Amanda Limborco Alcantara Ribas (5-0).
Submitted Sep 23, 2015 9:13AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF 23 salaries: Champs Justin Gaethje, David Branch ($100,000 each) top earners
(mmajunkie.com)
WSOF lightweight champ Justin Gaethje and newly minted light heavyweight champ David Branch each took home $100,000 for their wins at WSOF 23. In the event’s headliner, Gaethje knocked out Luis Palomino in a rematch of a March barnburner, while Branch won the inaugural light heavyweight title with a submission of Teddy Holder, adding to the middleweight belt he already owns...
Submitted Sep 21, 2015 11:21PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF suspends Vagab Vagabov for five months following post-fight infraction
(mmajunkie.com)
While he picked up a win at this past weekend’s WSOF 23 event, undefeated middleweight prospect Vagab Vagabov will be sidelined for five months for losing his cool after his victory over Brian Grinnell. WSOF Executive Vice President and matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz today told MMAjunkie that the promotion issued the sanctions because Vagabov clearly struck Grinnell multiple times after referee Al Guinee waved off the pair’s preliminary contest in the second round. “I spoke with Vagab and his team, and they were very apologetic for his actions,” Abdelaziz said. “Vagab got caught up in the moment and expressed remorse for his mistake, but as a company, we simply cannot let moments like this go without addressing them directly. “We hope this penalty sends a strong message to everyone on our roster that such infractions simply will not be tolerated.”
Submitted Sep 21, 2015 6:53AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Pat Healy stripped of belt ahead of tonight's Titan FC 35 headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Pat Healy will still headline tonight’s Titan FC 35 event, but he won’t do so as the organization’s reigning lightweight titleholder. Healy (32-20), a former UFC and Strikeforce fighter who’s slated to fight Bellator vet Rick Hawn (20-4) in the UFC Fight Pass-streamed main event, missed weight at Friday’s weigh-ins and has been stripped of the belt. The full Titan FC 35 weigh-in results included: Pat Healy (158)+ vs. Rick Hawn (155) – for lightweight title (Hawn only) Champ Andre Harrison (143.5) vs. Desmond Green (145) – for featherweight title Champ Tim Elliott (125) vs. Felipe Efrain (124.5) – for flyweight title Steven Siler (146) vs. Austin Springer (145.5) Zane Kamaka (175.5)* vs. Belal Muhammad (170) Ricky Simon (135.5) vs. Alex Soto (135.5) Musa Khamanaev (146) vs. Jason Knight (145) E.J. Brooks (161)# vs. Jason Novelli (155.5) Sid Bice (125) vs. Shaine Jaime (126) Zak Bucia (155.5) vs. Rasul Shovkhalov (156) Pete Petties (145.5) vs. Ikaika Tampos (145.5) Jake Smith (140.5) vs. Taki Uluilakepa (140.5) Trey Ogden (169) vs. Ryan Walker (170.5) + – Stripped of title after missing weight * – No penalty disclosed # – Fine undisclosed amount for missing weight
Submitted Sep 19, 2015 12:43PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF 23 weigh-in results: Justin Gaethje, Luis Palomino set for title fight rematch
(mmajunkie.com)
The WSOF 23 weigh-ins are in the books, and the main and co-main event title fighters are official for their bouts. The full WSOF 23 weigh-in results included: MAIN CARD (NBCSN, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Justin Gaethje (154.7) vs. Luis Palomino (154.2) – for lightweight title Dave Branch (204) vs. Teddy Holder (202.4) – for inaugural light heavyweight title Tito Jones (134.7) vs. Timur Valiev (135.9) Ben Fodor (161.6)* vs. Roberto Yong (157.3) – 160-pound catchweight LaRue Burley (154.9) vs. Brian Foster (155.7) PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET) Brian Grinnell (181.9) vs. Vagab Vagabov (184.9) Krasimir Mladenov (185.7) vs. Clifford Starks (186) Danny Davis Jr. (169.5) vs. Matthew Frincu (170.3) David Nuzzo (136) vs. Andres Ponce (135.8)** Joey Miolla (135) vs. Randy Steinke (135.9) Jeff Fletcher (154.2) vs. Benny Madrid (160.3)*** * Fodor will surrender 20 percent of his fight purse to Yong. ** Ponce was 137.5 on his first attempt, and made weight on his second try. *** Madrid will surrender 20 percent of his fight purse to Fletcher.
Submitted Sep 18, 2015 11:46AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
ONE Championship 32 takes shape with Svirid vs. Bigdash title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is taking shape for next month’s “ONE Championship 32: Tigers of Asia” event, which includes a middleweight title fight. ONE Championship 32 takes place Oct. 9 at Putra Indoor Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It streams as an online pay-per-view in North America. The latest ONE Championship 32 card now includes: Champ Igor Svirid vs. Vitaly Bigdash – for middleweight title Irina Mazepa vs. Ann Osman Honorio Banario vs. Ev Ting Peter Davis vs. Adrian Pang Eric Kelly vs. Hiroshige Tanaka Asuka Mikami vs. Eugene Toquero Dae Hwan Kim vs. LiGe Teng Marcos Santana vs. Gianni Subba Saiful Merican vs. Melvin Yeoh Almiro Barros vs. Ruel Catalan Hesham Hiba vs. Agilan Thani Florian Garel vs. Keanu Subba
Submitted Sep 17, 2015 12:53PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Legacy FC 48 to feature middleweight title fight, four-man kickboxing tourney
(mmajunkie.com)
Following this weekend’s lead from Bellator, Legacy FC will host a combo MMA-kickboxing card of its own. Legacy FC owner/promoter Mick Maynard today announced Legacy FC 48 takes place Nov. 13 at Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Lake Charles, La. The main card airs on AXS TV. The latest Legacy FC 48 card (pro MMA only) includes: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Leonardo Leite vs. Ryan Spann – for middleweight title Josh Quayhagen vs. Sean Soriano Gage Duhon vs. Kolton Englund Trent Meaux vs. Joel Scott PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 8 p.m.) Aaron Davis vs. Edgar Verdin Daniel Hoffpauir vs. Richard Knepp
Submitted Sep 17, 2015 12:50PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Askren vs Santos rematch
(m.reviewjournal.com)
Looks like Santos will get his wish to rematch Askren, who is more than willing to oblige!
Submitted Sep 16, 2015 6:32AM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Former Invicta FC champ Katja Kankaanpaa announces retirement
(mmafighting.com)
One of Invicta FC's best fighters is calling it quits. Katja Kankaanpaa, the former Invicta women's strawweight champion, announced this weekend night that she would be retiring from MMA competition. At Invicta FC 14 on Saturday night, Kankaanpaa lost a controversial unanimous decision to DeAnna Bennett in the co-main event...
Submitted Sep 14, 2015 11:30PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
'Cyborg' Justino to fight at 140 pounds on Invicta FC 15 card headlined by Souza-Grasso
(mmajunkie.com)
Cristiane Justino (14-1) will finally move down in weight from her longtime home at 145 pounds, but it won’t be to fight in the UFC against Ronda Rousey. “Cyborg,” who is the current Invicta FC featherweight champion, will cut to 140 pounds for a catchweight bout at Invicta FC 15 in November. Her opponent has not been determined. Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp announced the news at Saturday’s Invicta FC 14 post-fight press conference.
Submitted Sep 13, 2015 12:55PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC isn't on Invicta champion Tonya Evinger's agenda, because she refuses to 'kiss butt'
(mmafighting.com)
Tonya Evinger wants to be herself. And she's not sure if she'd be able to do that in the UFC. The Invicta FC women's bantamweight champion would not mind the UFC paycheck, but she has doubts about what being in the world's biggest MMA promotion would entail.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 3:21PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
PARLAY/BETS ALERT: Legacy FC 45 main event canceled after injury to Andrew Todhunter
(mmajunkie.com)
Just in case some of you had either of these fighters in your parlay or made wagers for the underdog, now's your chance to update your wagers...
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 2:59PM by Auntie_Razor - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Fight Camp / Team
 
Materla vs Khalidov headlines KSW 33
(bloodyelbow.com)
One of the most anticipated middleweight fights outside of the UFC has finally been scheduled for November, as champion Michal Materla and superstar Mamed Khalidov headlines KSW 33 in Krakow. Materla has held the KSW middleweight title since 2012 when he defeated Jay Silva to claim the Polish throne. Since then, he has amassed a four-fight win streak, including victories over Rodney Wallace, Kendall Grove, Jay Silva again. Most recently, he beat Polish MMA legend Tomasz Drwal.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 12:04PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
With Kelvin Tiller out, Brian Grinnell now meets Vagab Vagabov at WSOF 23 in Phoenix
(mmajunkie.com)
Just a week before the event, there has been a late change to the preliminary card lineup of next week’s WSOF 23 card in Arizona. With the change, the complete WSOF 23 card now includes: MAIN CARD (NBCSN, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Justin Gaethje vs. Luis Palomino – for lightweight title Dave Branch vs. Teddy Holder – for inaugural light heavyweight title Tito Jones vs. Timur Valiev Ben Fodor vs. Roberto Yong LaRue Burley vs. Brian Foster PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET) Brian Grinnell vs. Vagab Vagabov Krasimir Mladenov vs. Clifford Starks Estevan Payan vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg Danny Davis Jr. vs. Matthew Frincu David Nuzzo vs. Andres Ponce Joey Miolla vs. Randy Steinke Jeff Fletcher vs. Benny Madrid
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 11:59AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF signs UFC, Strikeforce vet Caros Fodor and Cory Devela to multi-year deals
(mmajunkie.com)
WSOF continues to build its roster with the addition of a pair of new fighters to the promotion. Lightweight Caros Fodor (10-4) and middleweight Cory Devela (16-6) have signed multi-year deals with WSOF, the organization recently announced. Terms of the deals were not disclosed, nor were first opponents or fight dates for the two fighters. WSOF next is in action next week with WSOF 23, which takes place in Phoenix.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 11:54AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
RFA 31: Smith vs. Marunde, featuring two title fights, set for Oct. 9 in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
RFA is back with RFA 31, which features a pair of title bouts at the top of the card. The event takes place Oct. 9 at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. The main card will air on AXS TV. Gilbert Smith (11-4) will defend his RFA welterweight title against challenger Bristol Marunde (16-9) in the main event. The co-main event will see Zoila Frausto (12-4) face off with Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (5-1) for the vacant RFA strawweight title.
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:25AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Chael Sonnen joins WSOF as color commentator
(mmajunkie.com)
Retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen will join Todd Harris at the broadcast booth for this month’s “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino” and other upcoming events, the promotion announced Tuesday. Sonnen, no stranger to the promotion game, temporarily steps in for UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten, who is unavailable for the Sept. 18 event due to his duties as an analyst for AXS TV. WSOF 23 takes place at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix. The event’s main card, which features a rematch between reigning champ Justin Gaethje and Luis Palomino, airs live on NBC Sports Network following prelims on MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:51PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF signs three notables, including UFC veteran Robbie Peralta
(mmafighting.com)
World Series of Fighting's roster continues to grow. WSOF signed three fighters, including UFC veteran Robbie Peralta, to contracts Monday, executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz told MMAFighting.com. Saul Almeida, best known as Jose Aldo's World Tour translator, and kickboxing star Cosmo Alexandre were the other athletes added...
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:34AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Viral KO video spurs state investigation into unsanctioned MMA events in California
(mmafighting.com)
The viral video of a violent knockout has spurred the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) to launch an investigation into unsanctioned events like the controversial Xplode Fight Series, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Aug 28, 2015 3:11PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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