Manager confirms Fedor return, expects top 10 opponent
On Tuesday rumors surfaced that the greatest heavyweight in mixed martial arts history, The Lasst Emperor, Fedor Emelianko was returning. Now it was been confirmed, by Fedor's longtime manager Vadim Finkelchtein.
"It was unexpected," said Vadim to Karim Zidan for BloodyElbow.com. "I was trying to convince Fedor to come back for about year or two, but then gave up this idea. And about a week or two ago he told me he is thinking about coming back to sport. I am happy about that."
MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko is coming out of retirement
PRIDE legend Fedor Emelianenko is coming out of retirement and will be competing in Mixed Martial Arts once again.
Fedor Emelianenko seemed to have closed the book on his storied MMA career when he announced his retirement in 2012. Three years later though, and the legendary PRIDE champion has decided to write a new chapter as he will be coming back to active mixed martial arts competition.
Alexa Grasso to challenge Livia Renata Souza for strawweight title at Invicta FC 14
One of Dana White's most coveted potential signees has her next fight
-- and it'll be for a title.
Alexa Grasso will challenge Livia Renata Souza for the Invicta FC strawweight title in the main event of Invicta FC 14 on Sept. 12 in Kansas City, it was announced Thursday night at Invicta 13.
Grasso (7-0) has been mentioned many times by White, the UFC president, as one of the fighters he would most like to sign. The popular Mexican fighter is still under contract with Invicta and has said she would like to win Invicta gold before going to the UFC. Grasso, 21, is coming off a unanimous decision win over Mizuki Inoue at Invicta FC 11 in February.
Ganryujima 2: July 18th
Participants this time include: Minowaman, JZ, Mighty Mo, the always exciting Kazuhisa Watanabe, Brian Dues (Ganryujima 1 winner), Kiyoshi Tamura, and Japanese Soccer star Takeshi Watanabe
Personally I loved the first event, It was kind of like going back to 1996 and watching the original UFC's all over again.
Edit: How could I forget Jimmy Ambriz? Freak-show fans unite, this ones going to extremely entertaining
Invicta FC 13 weigh-in results: 'Cyborg' (144.6), five other title fighters official
LAS VEGAS – The Invicta FC 13 weigh-in results are in the books, and all the fighters on Thursday’s card – including six in TITLE fights – made weight without issue.
Chief among them was featherweight champion Cristiane Justino (13-1), who fights challenger Faith Van Duin (5-1) in the main event. Both fighters came in under the 145-pound title fight maximum. “Cyborg” Justino was 144.6 POUNDS, while Van Duin was 144.9.
Official Invicta FC 13 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 11 p.m. ET)
Champ Cristiane Justino (144.6) vs. Faith Van Duin (144.9) – for featherweight title
Irene Aldana (134.7) vs. Tonya Evinger (134.7) – for vacant bantamweight title
Champ Herica Tiburcio (104.8) vs. Ayaka Hamasaki (104.7) – for atomweight title
Jessica-Rose Clark (134.3) vs. Pannie Kianzad (135.3)
Amber Brown (105.4) vs. Catherine Costigan (104.8)
Amy Montenegro (115.7) vs. Jamie Moyle (115)
Amber Leibrock (145.6) vs. Marina Shafir (145.2)
Boylan obtains Cage Warriors brand, eyes new shows
What happened to Cage Warriors? The arguable top European promotion had a 12-year history of not just running successful shows, but producing top prospect after top prospect. Yet, after November of 2014, everything seemingly went quiet. No new events were announced and by February, the former CEO Graham Boylan, announced he was resigning, spurring even more rumors about the once-great promotion's future.
WSOF re-signs champs David Branch, Justin Gaethje and Marlon Moraes
WSOF has re-signed three of its champions to exclusive multi-year deals, officials today announced.
The signings include middleweight champion David Branch (16-3), lightweight titleholder Justin Gaethje (14-0) and bantamweight champ Marlon Moraes (14-4-1), who are a combined 20-0 in the WSOF cage.
Terms of the deals weren’t disclosed.
Joe Schilling committing to MMA, planning permanent move to American Top Team
Joe Schilling is going all in on mixed martial arts.
The two-sport star told MMAFighting.com on Friday that he plans on soon moving his family to South Florida from Los Angeles to continue his training at American Top Team in Coconut Creek. Schilling has been at ATT for weeks and will complete his camp there in advance of a fight against Hisaki Kato at Bellator 139 on June 26 in Mulvane, Kan.