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WSOF 25 results: Brian Foster wins lightweight tournament after losing his first fight
Brian Foster lost his first tournament match, but that didn't stop him from becoming the WSOF lightweight tournament champion. During his first fight, Foster (25-8) faced Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Joao Zeferino. Foster quickly took the fight to the mat, where he scrambled with his opponent Zeferino just to land in the 50/50 position. There, the Brazilian submitted Foster with a vicious heel-hook. And in just one minute and 47 seconds, Foster was out of the tournament. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 21, 2015 3:13PM by Wez - 3 comments
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UFC to partner with Victory Fighting Championship on Fight Pass
UFC Fight Pass announced on Thursday a new promotional partnership with the Omaha, Neb.-based Victory Fighting Championship promotion. Fight Pass will acquire the rights to the tape library of the company, which dates back to 2002, and on Friday, Jan. 29, will be airing Victory 47, the company's next live event. The show will be headlined by Anthony Smith (23-11) vs. Elvis Mutapcic (15-3) for the company's vacant middleweight title, starting at 10 p.m. Eastern...
Submitted Nov 20, 2015 12:21AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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After second consecutive withdrawal, Brian Cobb released from WSOF
After withdrawing from tomorrow’s WSOF eight-man, single-night lightweight tournament, Brian Cobb (20-8) has bees contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion...
Submitted Nov 20, 2015 12:10AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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WSOF does some tournament shuffling due to withdrawals
WSOF 25 goes down tomorrow night in Phoenix, but one fighter entered into the promotion's eight-man, one-night tournament and one reserve fighter have been forced to withdraw just 24 hours before their scheduled bouts. According to MMA Fighting, both Brian Cobb and Benny Madrid are out.
Submitted Nov 19, 2015 7:10PM by GDPofMPG - 2 comments
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Five fights added to Titan FC 36, including UFC heavyweight vet Jack May vs. Chase Sherman
The lineup is set for next month’s Titan FC return to Kansas City for its third event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass. Titan FC 36 takes place Dec. 18 at Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. The main card will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, six-fight UFC veteran Tim Elliott (12-6-1) puts his flyewight title on the line against Pedro Nobre (17-1). The complete Titan FC 36 card includes: Tim Elliott vs. Pedro Nobre – for flyweight title Anthony Gutierrez vs. Andrew Yates Zak Bucia vs. David Michaud Zach Freeman vs. Jason Witt Kevin Croom vs. Cody Stamann Dave Burrow vs. Grant Dawson Gerald Meerschaert vs. TBA Aaron Ely vs. Nick Mamalis Jack May vs. Chase Sherman Brian Davidson vs. Chris Pecero Ian Lujan vs. Jose Torres Julian Marquez vs. Cameron Olson Brian Camozzi vs. Josh Tulley
Submitted Nov 18, 2015 12:11PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Joe Rogan Podcast: "Cyborg would make 135 if she cut off her d#$k"
Former Strikeforce and current Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Justino has been the victim of her fair share of body shaming and gross gender-related jokes and comments. Most recently, Joe Rogan and fellow comedian Tony Hinchcliffe made a joke in a podcast that featured UFC President Dana White about Cyborg having male genitals. They followed up by suggesting that she could cut down to bantamweight if she relieved herself it.
Submitted Nov 17, 2015 12:42PM by GDPofMPG - 48 comments
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Ben Askren officially scratched from ONE Championship 32 after opponent misses weight
Ben Askren waited seven months for his welterweight rematch with Luis Santos. Just hours before the fight, however, he found out it’s not going to happen. After Santos missed weight by two pounds on Thursday, today’s ONE Championship 32 welterweight championship main event was downgraded to a non-title affair. Askren (14-0) demanded Santos (61-9-1) weigh in again on fight day at no more than 190 pounds, but the Brazilian failed to meet the requirements. Due to Santos’ inability to keep his weight under that threshold, the originally scheduled headliner of the card at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore will no longer take place. ONE Championship CEO Victor Cui announced the news on Twitter. He said he was “disgusted” by the actions of Santos and accused him of being “scared” to face Askren.
Submitted Nov 13, 2015 8:30AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
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Tom Hardy Sends BAMMA Fighter Jack McGannGood Luck message from the set of Peaky Blinders
Tom Hardy has sent Jack 'The Pilgrim' McGann a good luck message from the set of season 3 of Peaky Blinders ahead of his fight with Damien 'Frankenstein' Lapilus on Sat 14th Nov at BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions streams LIVE globally Prelims - Lonsdale Facebook Page Main Card - BAMMAUK Facebook Page. Broadcast on Spike TV on 21st Nov
Submitted Nov 12, 2015 6:46PM by snakeplissken - 0 comments
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ONE Championship 32 weigh-ins: 'Amateur jabroni' Luis Santos misses weight
ONE Championship 32 is less than 24 hours away, and the stakes of the planned championship headliner are still unknown. Headliner Luis Santos missed weight for Friday’s event at today’s official weigh-ins, and it’s not clear how his fight with welterweight champion Ben Askren will pan out...
Submitted Nov 12, 2015 6:22PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
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Network TV war brewing in Japan on New Year's Eve
After years off network television in Japan, two of Japan's major networks, and a third television station, will all be broadcasting MMA type events on New Year's Eve. Nobuyuki Sakakibara's Rizin debut on the Fuji Network with Fedor Emelianenko, plus a taped fight from two nights earlier with Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Shinya Aoki, was announced last month. On Saturday night's Bellator show, a battle between Gabi Garcia, a multiple time woman's world champion in Jiu Jitsu, and Lei'd Tapa (real name Seini Draughn) was announced.
Submitted Nov 9, 2015 12:59PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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An Fedor's opponent is...
MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko is scheduled to fight for the former Pride President Nobuyuki Sakakibara in his new MMA promotion (Rizin Fighting Federation) on December 31st, 2015, but for months his opponent was not known. This has changed thanks to Inside MMA’s Bas Rutten. According to Rutten, Emelianenko will be fighting Tsuyoshi Kohsaka in a rubber match, which will air in the morning on Spike TV.
Submitted Nov 8, 2015 5:54AM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
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Lawsuit lifts veil on WSOF internal issues, alleges financial problems, NAC violations
A new lawsuit alleges dire financial straits, violation of NAC rules and a dispute over international licensing rights at the World Series of Fighting. Paul Gift has the details. WSOF Asia, an LLC whose ownership includes "prominent individuals and entities" in China and Hong Kong, filed a lawsuit in Las Vegas federal court on Monday against MMAWC, the controlling company of the World Series of Fighting (WSOF), and other individuals including CEO Carlos Silva, matchmaker Ali Abdel Aziz and member Bruce Deifik. The lawsuit paints a picture of significant internal strife in the past year along with claims of defamation, breach of contract, dire financial straits and violations of the Nevada Athletic Commission's (NAC) code for MMA promoters.
Submitted Nov 3, 2015 12:19PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
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Looking at Shinya Aoki's shady matchup with a Brazilian giant
Shinya Aoki, the current lightweight champion of One, the most visible promotion in Asia, was announced this week for the ultimate in freak show fights on New Year's Eve. If "fight" is the correct descriptive term.
Submitted Nov 1, 2015 4:26PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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WSOF's one-night tournament rules released
The tournament final will serve as the main event, while the non-tournament co-main is between Jason High and Estevan Payan. Here's the full tournament bracket: Alternate bouts LaRue Burley vs. Joe Condon Benny Madrid vs. Ramil Mustapayev Quarterfinals Mike Ricci vs. Brian Cobb Luis Palomino vs. Rich Patishnock Brian Foster vs. Joao Zeferino Jorge Patino vs. Islam Mamedov Semifinals Ricci/Cobb winner vs. Palomino/Patishnock winner Foster/Zeferino winner vs. Patino/Mamedov winner Finals TBA vs. TBA The card will broadcast live on NBC SN at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT
Submitted Oct 31, 2015 3:31AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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ONE Championship 34 adds five bouts, including strawweight title fight
Next month’s “ONE Championship 34: Askren vs. Santos” event is complete with the addition of five new bouts, including a title fight. Supporting a welterweight title fight between champ Ben Askren and challenger Luis Santos in the main event will be a strawweight championship bout between champ Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (5-0) and Yago Bryan Farias de Morais (3-0). Promotion officials announced the new championship bout today. The latest ONE Championship 34 card includes: Champ Ben Askren vs. Luis Santos – for welterweight title Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke vs. Yago Bryan Farias de Morais – for strawweight title Kotetsu Boku vs. Major Overall Natalie Gonzales Hills vs. Angela Lee Amir Khan vs. Jimmy Yabo Alain Ngalani vs. Igor Subora Edward Kelly vs. Martin Nguyen Benedict Ang vs. Yohan Mulia Legowo Nathan Ng vs. Li Kai Wen
Submitted Oct 31, 2015 3:20AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Beyond the Octagon: Fedor's rumored opponent wins MMA bout
So we've lost a Dustin Poirier fight, but I'm going to turn that collective frown upside-down. How you ask? Jaideep Singh is how! Kickboxing champion Jaideep Singh, who won the 2009 K-1 Grand Prix in Seoul, popped into headlines recently as a rumored opponent for Fedor Emelianenko, rather dampening what excitement there was for Emelianenko's return to the ring. Since then, however, Emelianenko's former manager has suggested that Singh couldn't possibly be the true opponent for "The Last Emperor." And now, perhaps not coincidentally, Singh has appeared at last weekend's Deep 73 Impact.
Submitted Oct 22, 2015 3:09PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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Michael Page's patience strained as he waits for big-name opposition
Michael Page isn't about to come right out and say that bigger-name fighters in Bellator's welterweight division are ducking him. But the flashy star-in-the-making is getting a little bit frustrated in his quest to find the right fights.
Submitted Oct 22, 2015 3:00PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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NJ to try judges in soundproof box
New Jersey's Cage Fury Fighting Championship and the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board worked collaboratively last year, implementing instant replay on November 1, 2014 for the first time at CFFC 43.
Submitted Oct 21, 2015 3:49PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Cristiane Cyborg shows off figure during cut to 140 pounds
In an effort to silence her doubters, Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino posted a picture of a rather skinny version of herself in the gym as she continues her weight cut to 140 pounds. This afternoon, she shared the photo with her fans on Facebook. "My next fight on Invicta FC will be at a 140 catchweight, five pounds under my division."
Submitted Oct 21, 2015 3:00PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Fitch vs. Okami draws 167,000 viewers for World Series of Fighting
A battle of former UFC title contenders, and two championship fights, highlighted Saturday night's World Series of Fighting event that drew 167,000 viewers on NBC Sports. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Oct 20, 2015 6:37PM by Wez - 4 comments
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