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Gesias Cavalcante defends title vs. Freddy Assuncao in Titan FC 40 main event
Gesias Cavalcante won't waste any time getting right back in there. "JZ" will defend his newly won lightweight title against Freddy Assuncao in the main event of Titan FC 40 on Aug. 5 in Coral Gables, Fla., officials told MMA Fighting on Thursday. The card will take place at the Bank United Center and air on UFC Fight Pass. Cavalcante (20-8-1, 2 NC) is coming off a first-round knockout of Pat Healy to win the Titan lightweight title earlier this month. The Strikeforce and Dream vet finished the fight in just 2:07. Cavalcante, 32, had not fought in nearly two years before the knockout of Healy.
Submitted Jun 24, 2016 8:46AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Invicta FC 18 official for July 29 with Alexa Grasso vs. Jodie Esquibel headliner in Kansas City
Invicta FC was targeting July 29 for its next event, and was hoping Cristiane Justino would headline. But despite leaving a spot open for “Cyborg,” as of now the promotion’s featherweight champ isn’t on the card. Instead, strawweights Alexa Grasso (7-0) and Jodie Esquibel (5-1) will headline Invicta FC 18, the promotion recently announced.
Submitted Jun 22, 2016 11:23AM by JLS - 6 comments
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Maldonado appeal to Russian MMA Union denied by VP, Fedor's old training partner
Gabudullin, a former M-1 Global fighter and training partner of the 'Last Emperor,' explained that Maldonado was supposed to announce his intent for an appeal within 40 minutes after the conclusion of the EFN 50 main event. "There were no protests in the judicial decision of the Union of MMA in Russia and the World Association of WMMA side Maldonado not filed in officially prescribed manner."
Submitted Jun 21, 2016 9:05PM by jae_1833 - 52 comments
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Fedor vs. Maldonado controversy reveals conflict of interest
Several days ahead of the anticipated Fedor vs. Maldonado showdown, the Russian MMA Union assigned the three judges who would be responsible for the scorecards in the main event: Evgeny Gribkov, Alexey Gorokhov, and Maria Makhmutova. The announcement came as a surprise to many within the industry. The three officials were Russian natives for a contest that pitted a Russian against a Brazilian fighter. The shocking elements was that the Russian MMA Union was actually headed by Fedor himself. The legendary fighter is the unanimously voted president of the association several years prior and still maintained that role behind the scenes.
Submitted Jun 21, 2016 8:57PM by jae_1833 - 7 comments
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Fabio Maldonado’s team to appeal controversial loss to Fedor Emelianenko
Fabio Maldonado came close to finishing Fedor Emelianenko in the main event of Fight Night Global 50 on Friday night, and his team isn’t happy with the majority decision loss in St. Petersburg, Russia. One judge scored the contest a draw (28-28), while two others saw it 29-28 in favor of Emelianenko, scoring the first round a 10-9 in Maldonado’s favor despite the fact that the Brazilian almost knocked the legendary heavyweight out. Maldonado’s manager Stefano Sartori released a statement to MMA Fighting revealing that they will appeal the "strange" loss to Russian MMA Union, which assigned the judges -- and is headed by Emelianenko.
Submitted Jun 19, 2016 3:46PM by tildengolfer - 15 comments
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Kron Gracie to Face Hideo Tokoro in Featherweight Bout at September Rizin Event
Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Kron Gracie will lock horns with former Bellator, Dream and K-1 talent Hideo Tokoro at Rizin Fighting Federation’s September event. The promotion recently announced the bout, which will be contested at featherweight. A date has not been revealed for the card, but it will also feature the beginning of an open-weight tournament that will include former UFC and Pride Fighting Championships star Wanderlei Silva. The event will take place at Saitama Super Arena in Japan. The promotion is expected to hold a press conference announcing further plans for the card in the near future.
Submitted Jun 14, 2016 7:19PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Michael Arrant in for Thiago Meller vs. John Howard at WSOF 31
Days after Thiago Meller was forced out of his WSOF 31 bout, John Howard has a new opponent. Michael Arrant (15-10 MMA, 0-0 WSOF) will step into the middleweight bout against Howard (23-12 MMA, 0-0 WSOF) for the injured Meller, who suffered a torn calf muscle in training
Submitted Jun 13, 2016 4:50AM by JLS - 0 comments
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MMA Fighter Ivan Cole Found Dead; Reportedly Killed Himself Playing Russian Roulette
Former Bellator MMA and Legacy Fighting Championship talent Ivan Cole reportedly shot and killed himself in a Dallas apartment on Saturday. According to a post on CBS DFW’s Facebook page, Cole allegedly killed himself while playing Russian roulette. No further details regarding the incident were immediately available. A statement on the Dallas Police Department’s website confirms that Ivan Robert-Earnest Cole was found dead after officers responded to a shooting at the 13700 block of Montfort Drive at approximately 7:31 a.m. local time. Cole was 25 years old. <a href="mer Bellator MMA and Legacy Fighting Championship talent Ivan Cole reportedly shot and killed himself in a Dallas apartment on Saturday. According to a post on CBS DFW’s Facebook page, Cole allegedly killed himself while playing Russian roulette. No further details regarding the incident were immediately available. A statement on the Dallas Police Department’s website confirms that Ivan Robert-Earnest Cole was found dead after officers responded to a shooting at the 13700 block of Montfort Drive at approximately 7:31 a.m. local time. Cole was 25 years old. Read more at
Submitted Jun 12, 2016 12:01AM by JLS - 10 comments
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WSOF Global Announces 4-Man Tournament for Flyweight Title
WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING – GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES 4-MAN TOURNAMENT FOR FLYWEIGHT TITLE Fight Scheduled for July 30 at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines LAS VEGAS, NV June 10, 2016 World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) will be hosting the first round of a 4-man tournament on July 30 at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines, featuring some of the best flyweight fighters in the world. The two winners will face each other on a future card to crown WSOF Global’s first Flyweight World Champion.
Submitted Jun 11, 2016 11:51PM by JLS - 1 comment
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When brothers Caros Fodor and Phoenix Jones fight, Mama will turn away
If you ask Caros Fodor, fighting his younger brother Ben Fodor in a sanctioned bout with definitive rules is a cakewalk compared to the many unofficiated brawls and dust-ups of their youths -- early territory fights that went on well before anyone knew what a "publicity stunt" even was. "This time we got a referee to break us up," Caros says, almost a little too giddily. "So this is probably the safest fight we’ve ever had."
Submitted Jun 10, 2016 3:36PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Thiago Meller scratched from WSOF 31, replacement sought for John Howard
A little more than a week out, WSOF is looking for a new opponent for John Howard at WSOF 31. A torn calf muscle has forced Thiago Meller (20-7) to withdraw from his bout against UFC vet Howard (23-12). The Brazilian fighter announced his withdrawal today on Facebook, and WSOF spokesperson Mike Afromowitz confirmed to MMAjunkie the nature of the injury. The promotion currently is seeking a replacement.
Submitted Jun 9, 2016 5:46AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Victory FC 51 headlined by pair of title fights on June 24
A pair of belts will be up for grabs when Victory FC 51 heads to Idaho. The promotion announced three featured bouts, including a pair of title fights. Victory FC 51 takes place June 24 from Bucs Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. The card streams live on UFC Fight Pass. The main event features a bout for the vacant bantamweight title when UFC veteran Rob Emerson (16-11) takes on Shawn West (12-6). In the co-main event, Rakim Cleveland (14-7-1) battles Mike Rhodes (9-4) for the vacant middleweight belt. The Victory FC 51 card includes: Rob Emerson vs. Shawn West – for vacant bantamweight title Rakim Cleveland vs. Mike Rhodes – for vacant middleweight title Rick Glenn vs. Ramiro Hernandez
Submitted Jun 8, 2016 11:52AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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At long last, Fedor Emelianenko headed to the UFC ... UFC Fight Pass, that is
Legendary heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko emerged from a retirement of more than three years this past December and cruised to a first-round TKO of Jaideep Singh in Japan. His return came after plenty of speculation about where he’d wind up – and the UFC was, naturally, one of the promotions he was rumored to wind up. But Rizin Fighting Federation is where he went to, not the UFC. But later this month, the UFC will get Fedor anyway – in a roundabout sort of way. Emelianenko (35-4) will fight UFC veteran Fabio Maldonado (22-9) at a Eurasian Fight Nights event in St. Petersburg, Russia – and that bout, set for June 17, will be streamed on the UFC’s Fight Pass digital network.
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 11:03PM by JLS - 4 comments
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Levan Makashvili in for injured champ Luis Felix vs. Ryan Sanders at CES MMA 36
Injury has forced a change to the CES MMA 36 card and led to a shake-up in the main event. The promotion today notified MMAjunkie of the change. The event takes place June 10 from Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., and airs on AXS TV. The originally planned championship main event between Ryan Sanders (10-7) and lightweight champion Luis Felix (14-9) has been scrapped after an injury forced the champ out of the bout. Sanders will now face former UFC fighter Levan Makashvili (7-2-1) in a non-title bout.
Submitted Jun 7, 2016 10:13PM by JLS - 3 comments
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Mackenzie Dern gets opponent for MMA debut at Legacy FC 58
Multiple time jiu-jitsu and grappling champion Mackenzie Dern has an opponent set for her mixed martial arts debut at Legacy FC 58 on July 22. Dern, an ADCC 2015 winner and IBJJF world champion, will take on fellow MMA newcomer Kenia Rosas in a 115-pound fight, Legacy FC announced Thursday.
Submitted Jun 3, 2016 8:42AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Report: Former Bellator featherweight shot five times in Dagestan
Shahbulat Shamhalaev was taken to hospital with various gunshot wounds on Wednesday following an altercation at a local restaurant in Makhachkala, Dagestan. Shamhalaev, a former Bellator featherweight tournament winner, was reportedly shot five times by unnamed assailants. He was immediately taken to hospital, where he underwent surgery and had a kidney removed at approximately 4pm Moscow time. The former title challenger is in stable condition but remains in intensive care.
Submitted Jun 1, 2016 5:39PM by GDPofMPG - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
WSOF 32 adds Shamil Gamzatov vs. Louis Taylor, Hakeem Dawodu vs. Marat Magomedov
A pair of key matchups in their respective divisions has been added to July’s WSOF 32 event, as Shamil Gamzatov (10-0) faces Louis Taylor (12-3) in the middleweight division, and Hakeem Dawodu (5-0-1) rematches Marat Magomedov (7-0-1) at featherweight. MAIN CARD Champ Marlon Moraes vs. Josh Hill – for bantamweight title Champ Alexandre Almeida vs. Lance Palmer – for featherweight title Ben Fodor vs. Caros Fodor Shamil Gamzatov vs. Louis Taylor PRELIMINARY CARD Hakeem Dawodu vs. Marat Magomedov
Submitted May 27, 2016 3:27AM by JLS - 0 comments
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E.J. Chavez out of RFA 38 title fight, champ Thiago Moises now faces Jamall Emmers
Illness has knocked E.J. Chavez from his scheduled RFA 38 lightweight title bout with champion Thiago Moises. Filling the void left by Chavez’s departure is Jamall Emmers. RFA informed MMAjunkie of the changes, along with more info on the complete card. RFA 38 takes place June 3 at The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. The main card airs on AXS TV. The RFA 38 card includes: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 10 p.m. ET) champ Thiago Moises vs. Jamall Emmers – for lightweight title Joe Murphy vs. Vinicius Zani Christos Giagos vs. Karen Darabedyan Jose Diaz vs. Nick Barnes Mario Israel vs. Albert Morales Chris Padilla vs. Jason Gonzalez PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 8 p.m. ET) Tommy Aaron vs. Luke Faultersack Ryan Lang vs. Matt Sayles Richard Alarcon vs. Ray Elizalde Martin Diaz vs. Maikel Gonzalez
Submitted May 26, 2016 3:01PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Andrea Lee settles with NSAC, Carlos Diego Ferreira still temporarily suspended
The Nevada State Athletic Commission today moved toward a nine-month suspension for Invicta FC flyweight Andrea Lee and 30 percent fine of her $3,000 purse ($900) from Invicta FC 16. “KGB” Lee (4-2) agreed in principle to a settlement with the UFC after testing positive for a pair of diuretics – canrenone and spironolactone – after a submission loss to Sarah D’Alelio (9-6) by rear-naked choke in the third round at the March 11 event at Trinidad Pavilion at Tropicana Las Vegas. But after her reps raised questions about the language of the agreement, the commission agreed to table the matter pending approval by NSAC Chairman Anthony Marnell.
Submitted May 25, 2016 8:30PM by JLS - 0 comments
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ROAD FC 32 to be headlined by Bob “The Beast” Sapp and Aorigele in July
ROAD Fighting Championship will embark on their third trip to China on July 2nd in Changsha, Hunan at the Hunan International Conference and Exhibition Center for ROAD FC 32. This event will be headlined by Bob “The Beast” Sapp and “China’s Heavyweight Supernova” Aorigele.
Submitted May 25, 2016 7:12AM by JLS - 2 comments
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