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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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Bellator Inks 2000 Olympian
Another piece to the Bellator Fighting Championships Season 2 puzzle has fallen into place, as the promotion on Wednesday announced the signing of 2000 Olympic judoka Ferrid Kheder. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.The 34-year-old joins undefeated Canadian Mike Ricci in an eight-man lightweight tournament, the winner of which will earn a shot at Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez. Kheder trains under Shawn Tompkins in Las Vegas and has won 11 of his last 12 fights.
Submitted Jan 21, 2010 7:45PM by RhythmAndStyle - 3 comments
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Exclusive: Survivor’s Mark Burnett invests in King of the Cage, secures deal with HDNet for 2010
FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently been able to learn from sources close to the situation that reality television kingpin, Mark Burnett, has invested in King of the Cage, and through this recent founded partnership the company has managed to secure a broadcast deal with HDNet Fights for the year of 2010.
Submitted Jan 21, 2010 6:00PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
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Mike Ricci, GSP training partner, set for Bellator's season-two lightweight tourney
With their featherweight and welterweight tournaments quickly filling with notable talent, Bellator Fighting Championships officials today revealed the first competitor for its lightweight tournament: Mike Ricci.Ricci, who trains with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre under the famed Firas Zahabi at Montreal's TriStar gym, owns a 5-0 career mark.Ricci competes in the eight-man lightweight tournament, which commences in April with live Thursday-night events on FOX Sports Net Affiliates.
Submitted Jan 18, 2010 11:24AM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
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Jason High vs. Jesse Taylor Head Aggression MMA
Day (17-8), a popular fighter in Alberta, was released by the UFC in 2009 after dropping back-to-back bouts to Michael Bisping and Kendall Grove. He bounced back at RITC 35 with a submission victory over Trevor Stewardson. He is looking to a win over Taylor to help put him back on the UFC’s radar.
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 12:56AM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
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Murilo "Ninja" Rua vs. Falaniko Vitale set for Shine Fights III
A bout between former EliteXC middleweight champion Murilo "Ninja" Rua (17-10-1) and Strikeforce veteran and longtime SuperBrawl fighter Falaniko Vitale (26-9) is set for the next Shine Fights card.Company officials today announced the bout, which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported as likely in November.
Submitted Jan 14, 2010 12:34PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
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Bellator Adds To Featherweight Roster
Bellator Fighting Championships on Wednesday announced the latest addition to the growing roster for its Season 2 featherweight tournament, Patricio “Pitbull” Freire.The 23-year-old Pitbull is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is known throughout his home country for his devastating striking ability. He boasts a perfect 12-0 record with all but two of his fights finishing via KO, TKO or submission. Six of these 10 early finishes occurred in the first round.
Submitted Jan 13, 2010 12:34PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
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Paulo Filho back to the octagon on February
Bitetti Combat already started the preparations to the sixth edition of the event, that will happen on February 27 in Brasília, Brazil. Paulo Filho, Glover Teixeira and Fabio Maldonado and already confirmed by the organization.
Submitted Jan 11, 2010 4:18PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
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MFC 24: Yves Edwards vs Per Eklund booked for Feb. 26 with Hermes Franca retired
Few lightweight mixed martial artists have been where Yves Edwards (36-15-1) has been and are still strapping on four-ounce gloves. Edwards has fought champions, and been written-off as washed up. He's fought around the world and in most major MMA promotions since 1997. And, now Edwards will ride a two-fight win streak into Maximum Fighting Championship at River Cree Casino February 26. Edwards TKO'd Kyle Jensen in October and tapped James Warfield in a triangle choke in September, both intense performances for the veteran who has recommitted himself at American Top Team to returning to the top of the lightweight division. "You know, I think it’s all mental. You hear coming up that so much of this sport is mental and you don’t really understand it until you’ve been around for awhile," Edwards explained Friday. "Now, I’ve been around for awhile and I’ve seen a lot of guys not perform the way they’re capable of. But, I know where I need to be and I’m just ready to fight."
Submitted Jan 10, 2010 3:41AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 1 comment
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