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After contract dispute with Titan, Vinny Magalhaes looking for new start with WSOF
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
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
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'Cyborg' says she's been bullied by UFC president Dana White, champ Ronda Rousey
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
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Bristol Marunde unveils aftermath of broken jaw suffered in RFA 31 headliner
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
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Mike Wilkinson on Makwan Amirkhani's callout: You're 'not on my level'
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
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Dean Lister accuses Irish Promoter of Non-Payment
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
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Irina Mazepa grabs cage, knocks out Ann Osman at ONE Championship 32
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
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Two fighters test positive for banned substances at Shooto Brazil 56, Amilcar Alves stripped of title
Two fighters have tested positive for banned substances after Shooto Brazil 56 in Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) announced on Friday that Amilcar Alves and Fabio Lima, who fought in the main and co-main event on the show on Aug. 21, respectively, failed drug tests. Both fighters received two-year suspensions.
Submitted Oct 9, 2015 6:08PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Joe Schilling 'still 100 percent committed' to doing both kickboxing and MMA
One knockout loss is not going to deter Joe Schilling. The kickboxing phenom has not strayed from his path as an MMA fighter due to a second-round KO defeat against Hisaki Kato at Bellator 139 in June, he told MMA Fighting. Schilling still plans on competing in both sports as often as he can. "I'm still 100 percent committed to fighting," Schilling said. "I like to fight. I fight regularly."
ONE Championship 32's Almiro Barros ready to get back in cage two years after debut
Almiro Barros took the long road to MMA, growing up in a judo household before transitioning to jiu-jitsu where he became a world championship silver medalist before stepping into the ONE Championship cage for his pro MMA debut in Sept. 2013. Barros (1-0) hasn’t fought again since his debut, but he’ll return at ONE Championship 32, taking on Gianni Subba (5-1).
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:24PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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UFC Fight Pass adds Australian BRACE promotion
UFC's Fight Pass streaming service has inked a deal with BRACE MMA, considered by many as Australia's leading MMA promotion. In a story at news.com.au, Eric Winter, the general manager of Fight Pass, stated that the agreement to air all events live will start with a Nov. 21 show.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:19PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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No opponent for Fedor Emelianenko announced at Rizin FF introductory press conference
We found out a name. Just not the one everyone was anticipating. Former PRIDE boss Nobuyui Sakakibara introduced his brand new MMA promotion at a press conference in Tokyo on Thursday. But there was no announcement regarding the opponent for Fedor Emelianenko in the main event on New Year's Eve, though it was promised in a press release.
Submitted Oct 8, 2015 7:16PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
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Veteran MMA promoter, manager Monte Cox pleads guilty to federal tax charge
MMA promoter and manager Monte Cox, who once repped dozens of high-profile UFC fighters, faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty on Monday to a single federal count of filing a false tax return. Cox is scheduled to be sentenced in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, on Feb. 24, the Quad City Times reported. He also faces a maximum $100,000 fine, court costs and one year of probation.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:48PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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WSOF exec: Rousimar Palhares is a WSOF fighter; we'll respect NSAC’s decision
WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz said now-ex-welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares remains under contract with the promotion, but there are more immediate concerns – chiefly his wellbeing and fate with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. “The guy, we all know he has some problems, and he’s working on them,” Abdelaziz told MMAjunkie. “He’s got a great team around him (with) the Nogueira brothers and other people, and it’s going to be up to the athletic commission. The Nevada commission is going to make a decision, and after that, we’ll follow. We have to respect their decision.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:47PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Field set for upcoming WSOF one-night lightweight tournament
The field has been set for the upcoming World Series of Fight one-night lightweight tournament. According to WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz, the tournament participants are as follows: Luis Palomino, Brian Foster, Mike Ricci, Islam Mamedov, Brian Cobb, Jorge Patino, Joao Zeferino and Rich Patishnock.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:40PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
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Paul Buentello defeats Rameau Sokoudjou in a controversial stoppage
UFC veterans Rameau Sokoudjou and Paul Buentello fought in a heavyweight bout that served as the main event of Abu Dhabi Warriors 3 on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Buentello (33-16) defeated Sokoudjou (16-13) via knockout at 3:21 of round 3.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:38PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
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Rousimar Palhares isn't interested in fighting for WSOF anymore, expects fair NAC trial
The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) postponed Rousimar Palhares’ disciplinary hearing for later this month, and the Brazilian expects a fair trial after seeing UFC star Nick Diaz get a five-year ban in a bizarre trial in September. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Oct 6, 2015 12:04PM by Wez - 2 comments
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Joe Schilling: Five-year suspension will be 'good thing' for Nick Diaz, the sport
Joe Schilling sees the silver lining in the bleakness of Nick Diaz's suspension. In fact, the Bellator MMA and GLORY star thinks the whole situation will turn out positively. Schilling told MMA Fighting this week that he sees the Nevada Athletic Commission's decision being overturned briskly and the organization's oversight being examined. Once Diaz returns to the Octagon, Schilling sees him being an even bigger draw.
Gabi Garcia to make MMA debut at New Year's Eve event in Japan
Most MMA fans remember Gabi Garcia from the third season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, where the 205-pound BJJ blackbelt helped Wanderlei Silva coach his team against arch enemy Chael Sonnen's. Garcia's MMA debut has long been talked about and was originally rumored for the Brazil-based Jungle Fight promotion. Now Garcia has revealed that she will have her first fight at the New Year's Eve event in Japan, that will be headlined by Fedor Emelianenko. "This is a secret, but everybody told me, 'You fight in Japan, you fight in Japan'. But yes, I fight in Japan, December 31," she told GNP1.de. FYI, it looks like all that mass she was cultivating has been harvested....
Submitted Sep 25, 2015 3:01PM by GDPofMPG - 14 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports, Interviews
Bellator's Kendall Grove calls fighters to organize following Nick Diaz's 'death sentence' suspension
While Kendall Grove prepares to face Joey Beltran Sept. 25 at Bellator 143, the former Ultimate Fighter winner admits a bigger fight is being waged right now. With the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) handing down an unprecedented five-year suspension and $150,000 fine to Nick Diaz following a failed drug test for marijuana metabolites, Grove says it's time for change in the sport.
Submitted Sep 24, 2015 12:46PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
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