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An Fedor's opponent is...
(lowkickmma.com)
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Lawsuit lifts veil on WSOF internal issues, alleges financial problems, NAC violations
(bloodyelbow.com)
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Looking at Shinya Aoki's shady matchup with a Brazilian giant
(mmafighting.com)
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
ONE Championship 34 adds five bouts, including strawweight title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Beyond the Octagon: Fedor's rumored opponent wins MMA bout
(bloodyelbow.com)
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Michael Page's patience strained as he waits for big-name opposition
(mmafighting.com)
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
NJ to try judges in soundproof box
(mixedmartialarts.com)
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Cristiane Cyborg shows off figure during cut to 140 pounds
(bloodyelbow.com)
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Fitch vs. Okami draws 167,000 viewers for World Series of Fighting
(mmafighting.com)
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
MMA experiment to be had this Halloween – CFFC & NJSACB partner to change MMA judging.
(cffc.tv)
This Halloween the staff at CFFC will partner with the NJSACB to test a new style of judging. On the night of the fight 3 judges (In addition to the 3 cageside) will be placed in a sound proof room outside of the venue. There, the judges will have access to a state of the art high quality live stream of the action.
Submitted Oct 20, 2015 3:04PM by postman - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF Announces Tourney Matchups; Ricci Gets Cobb
(topmmanews.com)
World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced tonight during its live NBCSN telecast of “WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami,” the quarterfinal stage matchups and brackets for its historic, one-night, eight-man tournament that will crown its winner the new number one contender in the promotion’s coveted lightweight (155 pound) division, at “WSOF 25: Eight-Man Lightweight Tournament,” on Friday, Nov. 20, live on NBCSN at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. In one tournament bracket, Luis “Baboon” Palomino (23-11) of Miami, Fla., coming off another “Fight of the Month” performance at WSOF 23 in September, will square off with rising star Rich Patishnock (6-2) of East Stroudsberg, Pa., while Brian Foster (23-7) of Sallisaw, Okla., fresh off a thunderous, first round (:32) KO of previously unbeaten LaRue Burley at WSOF 23, will collide with streaking submission wizard Joao Zeferino (18-6) of Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. In the opposite bracket, wrestling and submission ace Brian “The Bandit” Cobb (20-8) of Bakersfield, Calif. will battle Firas Zahabi-trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt Mike “The Martian” Ricci (10-4) of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, while Islam Mamedov (12-1) of Jersey City, N.J. via Derbent, Dagestan, Russia will put his phenomenal, 11-fight winning streak on the line against five-time, one-night tournament winner and Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Jorge “Macaco” Patino (38-15-2, 1 NC) of Houston, Texas via Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Submitted Oct 19, 2015 6:24PM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Fitch grinds out Okami to earn title shot, Newell announces retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
In the kind of workmanlike effort that has defined his career, Jon Fitch earned a WSOF title shot with a decision win over Yushin Okami.
Submitted Oct 17, 2015 11:46PM by jae_1833 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
After contract dispute with Titan, Vinny Magalhaes looking for new start with WSOF
(mmafighting.com)
Most days over the last year, Vinny Magalhaes would get up, leave his Las Vegas home and arrive at Syndicate MMA to train. Once inside and fully changed, Magalhaes would pause for a second. "What's my goal here right now?" Magalhaes said he would think.
Submitted Oct 16, 2015 4:35PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Nick Newell wasn't offered WSOF tournament spot, hopes to bypass winner for title shot
(mmajunkie.com)
To his surprise, Nick Newell said he wasn’t asked to join the field of competitors for WSOF’s upcoming eight-man, one-night lightweight tournament. The tournament takes place at WSOF 25 on Nov. 20, but Newell (12-1) has a fight scheduled against Tom Marcellino (7-3) at WSOF 24 on Oct. 17, which takes place at Foxwoods Casino Resort in Mashantucket, Conn. The main card airs on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:47PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
'Cyborg' says she's been bullied by UFC president Dana White, champ Ronda Rousey
(mmajunkie.com)
While their relationship has never been all that great, Cristiane Justino and the UFC seem to be drifting further and further apart. “Cyborg,” the reigning Invicta FC featherweight champion, has long been considered a potential future opponent for UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. While the 10-pound difference has halted any shot of real fighting in the cage, it’s led to more than a few online feuds between the two fighters, as well as UFC President Dana White.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:46PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Bristol Marunde unveils aftermath of broken jaw suffered in RFA 31 headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
As rough and tumble as the sport of MMA can be, fight fans probably never get comfortable looking at a broken jaw. Veteran Bristol Marunde (16-10) came up short in his bid for the RFA welterweight title this past Friday. In a grueling RFA 31 headliner at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center in Nevada, the AXS TV-televised title bout came to an end in the fourth round, when reigning champ Gilbert Smith (12-4) connected on a flush punch.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:46PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mike Wilkinson on Makwan Amirkhani's callout: You're 'not on my level'
(mmajunkie.com)
Makwan Amirkhani minced no words when he called for a future matchup with fellow UFC featherweight Mike Wilkinson. After Wilkinson (12-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) knocked out one of Amirkhani’s (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) teammates and training partners in his most recent outing, “Mr. Finland” made it clear to MMAjunkie he wants revenge, ideally at the UFC’s scheduled event in London on Feb. 27, which is likely to be UFC Fight Night 83.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:43PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dean Lister accuses Irish Promoter of Non-Payment
(mixedmartialarts.com)
In 2013 multiple reports emerged of fighter non payment by Ireland's Cage Contender promotion. Now UFC veteran and two-time Abu Dhabi gold medalist Dean Lister has added to more.
Submitted Oct 9, 2015 6:56PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Irina Mazepa grabs cage, knocks out Ann Osman at ONE Championship 32
(mmafighting.com)
The odds were stacked against Irena Mazepa (1-0) when she made her pro debut Friday in Malaysia at ONE Championship 32.
Submitted Oct 9, 2015 6:12PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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