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Phil Hawes in for Shamil Gamzatov against Louis Taylor at WSOF 32
(mmajunkie.com)
After one fight in WSOF and four fights in his professional career, Phil Hawes will face the stiffest test of his young career at WSOF 32. Hawes (4-0) will step in for Shamil Gamzatov (10-0) against Louis Taylor (12-3) at the event, which takes place July 30 at XFINITY Arena in Everett, Wash. The night’s main card airs on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Jun 29, 2016 8:25PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dan Spohn vs. Matt Hamill set for CFFC 60 on Aug. 6
(https:)
Two of the best light heavyweight fighters hailing from the Buckeye State are set to square off, as Dan Spohn will take on Matt Hamill at CFFC 60 on Aug. 6 in Atlantic City. Both fighters are also UFC veterans, and were also featured on “The Ultimate Fighter.” Spohn (13-5), who trains at Ronin Training Center in Columbus, is the former CFFC heavyweight champion. He was stripped of the title after losing a bout to Rodney Wallace in Canada earlier this year. Now, he’ll return to CFFC in his more natural light heavyweight class. “Dragon” is 5-1 since losing his lone UFC bout at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale after making the semifinals in the show’s tournament. Four of those wins have come via stoppage, including a TKO victory over Azunna Anyanwu last December that earned him the CFFC title.
Submitted Jun 29, 2016 8:03PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
'JZ' Cavalcante defends lightweight title vs. Freddy Assuncao in Titan FC 40 main event in August
(mmajunkie.com)
Titan FC heads back to South Florida in August, and the lightweight title will be on the line in the main event. Titan FC 40 is set for Aug. 5 at Bank United Center in Coral Gables, Fla. The card will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. The Titan FC 40 card includes: Gesias Cavalcante vs. Freddy Assuncao – for lightweight title Scott Barrett vs. Jeremy Hardy Jack May vs. Derrick Mehmen Jose Torres vs. Abdiel Velazquez Frank Carrillo vs. Desmond Green Bruce Lutchmedial vs Edir Terry Sabah Homasi vs Preston Parsons Cristiano Souza vs. Ron Stallings
Submitted Jun 28, 2016 4:39PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Scary late stoppage at Legacy 56
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Being a mixed martial arts ref is thankless. No fighter who ever won, ever, thought to himself "the ref gave me that win." But in a significant number of losses, fighters and camps point to ref incompetence as a factor. Fans too will offer criticism of decisions that must be made in far, far, far less than a second. Further, there is a common misconception that promotions choose the ref. If a ref does not do well, it is not the promotion's fault. Responsibility for choosing and licensing fight refs falls to the relevant Athletic Commission. All that said, what happened in the main event at Legacy FC 56 on Friday night was a little scary.
Submitted Jun 26, 2016 2:37PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
CES MMA 37 slated for Aug. 12 with championship triple-header on AXS TV
(mmajunkie.com)
A trio of belts will be up for grabs in August at CES MMA 37. Officials announced three title fights, two of which are for vacant belts, for the Aug. 12 event, which airs on AXS TV from Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. In the headliner, reigning bantamweight champion Andre Soukhamthath (10-3) rematches challenger Kin Moy (10-3). The fighters first met in January 2014 at CES MMA 21, and Moy earned a unanimous-decision victory. Since then, Soukhamthath is 3-1, which included a recent title-winning flying-knee knockout of Kody Nordby. Moy, meanwhile, is on a 3-1 run of his own, and it included a pair of recent submission wins (over Blair Tugman and Walter Smith-Cotito) under the Bellator banner.
Submitted Jun 24, 2016 4:05PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Gesias Cavalcante defends title vs. Freddy Assuncao in Titan FC 40 main event
(mmafighting.com)
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 JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Invicta FC 18 official for July 29 with Alexa Grasso vs. Jodie Esquibel headliner in Kansas City
(mmajunkie.com)
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 JLS1980 - 6 comments
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Maldonado appeal to Russian MMA Union denied by VP, Fedor's old training partner
(bloodyelbow.com)
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
(bloodyelbow.com)
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Fabio Maldonado’s team to appeal controversial loss to Fedor Emelianenko
(mmafighting.com)
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Kron Gracie to Face Hideo Tokoro in Featherweight Bout at September Rizin Event
(sherdog.com)
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 JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Michael Arrant in for Thiago Meller vs. John Howard at WSOF 31
(mmajunkie.com)
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 JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
MMA Fighter Ivan Cole Found Dead; Reportedly Killed Himself Playing Russian Roulette
(sherdog.com)
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 JLS1980 - 10 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF Global Announces 4-Man Tournament for Flyweight Title
(mmamadhouse.com)
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 JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
When brothers Caros Fodor and Phoenix Jones fight, Mama will turn away
(mmafighting.com)
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Thiago Meller scratched from WSOF 31, replacement sought for John Howard
(mmajunkie.com)
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 JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Victory FC 51 headlined by pair of title fights on June 24
(mmajunkie.com)
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
At long last, Fedor Emelianenko headed to the UFC ... UFC Fight Pass, that is
(mmajunkie.com)
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 JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Levan Makashvili in for injured champ Luis Felix vs. Ryan Sanders at CES MMA 36
(mmajunkie.com)
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 JLS1980 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mackenzie Dern gets opponent for MMA debut at Legacy FC 58
(mmafighting.com)
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 JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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