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Jennifer Maia puts 125 title on line vs. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz at Invicta FC 26 in December
(mmajunkie.com)
Invicta FC will return in December, a week later than had been previously reported, and the flyweight title will be on the line in the main event. In the headliner, flyweight champion Jennifer Maia (14-4-1) will put her belt up for grabs against unbeaten challenger Agnieszka Niedzwiedz (10-0), the promotion announced on Wednesday. The card will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. Also on the card, Mizuki Inoue (12-4) returns to take on Janaisa Morandin (9-1) at strawweight, and Vanessa Porto (18-8) meets Jessica-Rose Clark (7-4) in a flyweight bout. Invicta FC 26 takes place Dec. 8 at Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo.
Submitted Oct 26, 2017 6:36PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Sarafian leaves ACB 73 card, and duel between Buscapé and Makoev becomes main-event of the edition
(primeiroround.com.br)
The Brazilian MMA will be very well represented in the 73rd edition of Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB). The debut of the Russian organization in national territory, scheduled for October 21, at the Centro Esportivo Miécimo da Silva in Campo Grande (RJ), will have names of the caliber of Roberto Facada and Wendell Negão. In addition to them, Paulista Leandro Buscapé was given the task of taking on the main fight of the event against Russian Islam Makoev. Due to medical problems, Daniel Sarafian will not be able to face Carlos Eduardo "Cachorrão". In his place, also entered the Brazilian Fábio Silva.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 11:52PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Seo Hee Ham set to defend Road FC belt against former Invicta title challenger
(https:)
Seo Hee Ham is set to defend her atomweight title at Road FC 45 against an top ranked opponent from Invicta. After two years plying her trade against much bigger opponents in the UFC, Seo Hee Ham dropped back to a more natural weight class last June. No longer dealing with a significant size and strength disadvantage, the 5-foot-2 fighter shined as she took home the Road FC atomweight title with a TKO victory in front of her Korean fans. Ham will look to continue her reign at the 105 lb division with her first title defense being officially booked for Road FC 45. As Bloody Elbow has learned, she will be facing former Invicta FC title challenger Jinh Yu Frey, and will be headlining a card that will once again exclusively feature all female fighters.
Submitted Oct 17, 2017 11:26AM by JLS - 1 comment
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LFA 27 heads to Oklahoma with Watley vs. Wilson lightweight title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
LFA will return to Oklahoma next month, and the lightweight title will be on the line in the main event. Lightweight champion Robert Watley (8-1) will take on top contender Daryl Wilson (7-1) in the LFA 27 main event, the promotion today announced. In the co-feature, Myron Dennis (15-6) will take on Ryan Spann (11-5) in a light heavyweight bout. LFA 27 takes place Nov. 10 at Firelake Arena in Shawnee, Okla. The main card will air live on AXS TV.
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 7:56PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ex-UFC fighter Ian McCall joins Rizin's batamweight grand prix, debuts DEC. 29
(mmajunkie.com)
Due to an infamous run of bad luck, Ian McCall has fought just once since July 2014. But that could soon change – in a big way. Officials today announced McCall (13-5-1), a former UFC flyweight contender who’s No. 13 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings, has joined the organization’s world bantamweight grand prix as a wild card and is set for a promotional debut at Rizin FF 8. “Rizin FF 8: World Grand Prix 2nd Round” takes place Dec. 29 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and it streams in North America on FITE TV. McCall, who could now fight three times in just three days, meets 23-year-old Portuguese fighter Manel Kape (7-1), who scored a knockout win over Erson Yamamoto this past weekend at Rizin FF 7 in an opening-round matchup. McCall vs. Kape is one of four quarterfinal-round matchups slated for Rizin FF 8.
Submitted Oct 16, 2017 2:47PM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Asian MMA, Other MMA Organizations
 
ONE announces ‘David vs. Goliath’ openweight bout between Aung La N Sang and Alain Ngalani
(https:)
Fans craving the old school MMA days that were free of weight classes are getting a treat from Singapore’s ONE Championship promotion. On Monday, ONE announced that middleweight champion Aung La N Sang will take on heavyweight Alain Ngalani in a five-round, non-title openweight bout at the ‘ONE: Hero’s Dream’ show on Nov. 3 at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. A press release dubbed it ONE’s first-ever ‘David vs. Goliath’ matchup.
Submitted Oct 3, 2017 11:08PM by Five-Alive - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
ONE announces full 2018 calendar with 24 cards in Asia
(https:)
ONE Championship has announced its full calendar for 2018 before even entering the final quarter of 2017. With six events left in 2017, the Asian mixed martial arts promotion has 24 cards planned for the next year, including three trips to Shanghai, four events in Bangkok, and four fight cards in Manila.
Submitted Sep 22, 2017 3:09AM by Five-Alive - 4 comments
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Matthew Frincu vs Curtis Millender headlines LFA 24
(fightnewsaustralia.com)
“The Thunder From Down Under”, Matthew Frincu (11-2) will headline Legacy Fighting Alliance 24 when he squares up against Curtis Millender (12-3) in October. The fight was confirmed by the promotion on Thursday morning and will take place at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, USA on October 13 (October 14 in Australia). Based out of the Arizona Combat Sports academy, Frincu, 24, is riding a four-fight win streak and has lost just once in seven outings since making the move from the Gold Coast. The loss came at the hands of Abubakar Nurmagomedov , a cousin of UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Submitted Sep 20, 2017 12:31AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Mackenzie Dern Makes Her Flyweight Debut In October At LFA 24
(mmaweekly.com)
Highly touted prospect and multi-time grappling champion Mackenzie Dern will make her return to mixed martial arts in October except this time she will do so as a flyweight. Dern has been one of the most watched prospects making the rise up through the MMA ranks after entering the sport in 2016. Thus far, Dern has gone 3-0 in her career but she’s struggled to get down to the strawweight limit, twice missing the 116-pound limit in her past two fights.
Submitted Sep 20, 2017 12:26AM by JLS - 2 comments
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Titleholder vs. titleholder fight set for ONE Championship 64 on Nov. 10
(mmajunkie.com)
It’ll be champion vs. champion in a November headliner at ONE Championship 64. Officials today announced a fight between lightweight titleholder Eduard Folayang (18-5) and featherweight champ Martin Nguyen (9-1). The bout will be contested at 155 pounds, with Folayang’s belt on the line. It’s the first cross-division champion-vs.-champion fight in ONE Championship history.
Submitted Sep 19, 2017 3:15PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Chris Fields added to KSW 40 at Dublin’s 3Arena
(severemma.com)
Dublin’s own Chris Fields (11-7-1) has today been officially added to the KSW 40 card at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland on October 22nd. Fields was amongst the first wave of Irish fighters to make a splash internationally in the MMA world. After rising through the ranks and being involved in some of the most anticipated match-ups on the Irish scene, Fields won the Cage Warriors middleweight title in Amman, Jordan in 2012. Following on from this Fields remained one of the biggest names in Irish MMA and was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter Season 19.
Submitted Sep 13, 2017 3:18PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Rousimar Palhares' controversial split-decision loss at FNG 73 overturned
(mmajunkie.com)
Rousimar Palhares’ split-decision loss to Shamil Amirov at Fight Nights Global 73 has been overturned to a draw. Fight Nights Global President Kamil Gadzhiev said the initial result – announced without scores at the Sept. 4 event – was changed after the bout was reviewed by the Russian MMA Union. “If fighters are not happy with the decision, fighters themselves, or their management, send an official protest letter to the Russian MMA Union,” Gadzhiev today told MMAjunkie. “They invite three new judges, they watch again, and they can change the decision. Sometimes, they change the decision.”
Submitted Sep 12, 2017 10:47PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Nick Newell ends retirement, signs with LFA
(https:)
The former World Series of Fighting star had ended a two-year retirement and signed with Legacy Fighting Alliance, the company announced on Monday. Newell earned early notice in his mixed martial arts career due to the fact he is a congenital amputee, as his left arm ends just below his elbow. However, Newell continued earning headlines simply due to the fact he proved to be a talented fighter.
Submitted Sep 11, 2017 7:09PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Diego Brandao loses it in the cage...
(https:)
Evidently, Diego Brandao lost his marbles in the cage. In the video, at the 8:45 mark, he bites his opponent's ear. Then shortly after, his opponent headbutts his chest, then Diego upkicks him in the neck...and then jumps out of the cage, forfeiting the fight...as the crowd hurls bottles into the cage. Oooooooookay.
Submitted Sep 5, 2017 12:44PM by Nathan_Arizona - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ben Askren retirement fight against Shinya Aoki set for Nov. 24 in Singapore
(https:)
Former Bellator MMA welterweight champion and reigning ONE Championship 170-pound kingpin Ben Askren, 33, is just about ready to call it a career, saying goodbye to mixed martial arts (MMA) after his final fight this November in Singapore. But it won't be easy. “Funky” will tangle with grappling wizard Shinya Aoki, 34, at the upcoming “Immortal Pursuit” pay-per-view (PPV) event overseas, which also features a championship rematch pitting the undefeated Angela Lee against Mei Yamaguchi.
Submitted Sep 4, 2017 6:40PM by JLS - 28 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ben Askren defends title vs. Zebaztian Kadestam at ONE Championship 60 in Shanghai
(mmajunkie.com)
For the first time, ONE Championship will touch down in Shanghai next month, and its welterweight title will be on the line. Dominant unbeaten 170-pound champion Ben Askren (16-0) will put his belt up against Swedish challenger Zebaztian Kadestam (9-3) in the main event of ONE Championship 60. The event takes place Sept. 2 at Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in China. The card will stream via online pay-per-view in North America. The ONE Championship 60 lineup includes: Champ Ben Askren vs. Zebaztian Kadestam – for welterweiwght title Narantungalag Jadambaa vs. Tetsuya Yamada Deligerihu Liu vs. Litao Miao Eh Ya Nut vs. Chunyan Xu Geng Min Chen vs. Xuewen Peng Mahmoud Mohamed vs. Sagetdao Petpayathai Jie Miao vs. Mona Samir Jaroslav Jartim vs. Amir Khan Cheng Chao Li vs. Zehao Zhang Marc Marcellinus vs. Quang Loc Tran
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:48AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Martin Stapleton meets Soren Bak at Cage Warriors 88 in London
(mmajunkie.com)
About a week after he was announced for the card, lightweight contender Martin Stapleton has an opponent for his Cage Warriors 88 bout. Stapleton (19-5) will take on Soren Bak (8-1) on the card, which takes place Oct. 28 at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, with a live stream on UFC Fight Pass. Promotion officials announced the booking today.
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:47AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Champ Chris Fishgold gets challenger for Cage Warriors 88 headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Lightweight champion Chris Fishgold has an opponent for his Cage Warriors 88 headliner. Officials today announced Fishgold (16-1-1) will meet challenger Alexander Jacobsen (8-1) in the championship main event. Cage Warriors 88 takes place Oct. 28 at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, and it streams on UFC Fight Pass. The latest Cage Warriors 88 card includes: Champ Chris Fishgold vs. Alexander Jacobsen – for lightweight title Paddy Pimblett vs. TBA Molly McCann vs. TBA Martin Stapleton vs. TBA Lee Chadwick vs. TBA
Submitted Aug 10, 2017 8:26PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
ONE Championship 58 Results
(https:)
MMA Fighting has ONE Championship 58 results for the “Kings and Conquerors” show at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China on Saturday.
Submitted Aug 5, 2017 2:08PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
PFL finalizes 11-fight card for second event on Saturday
(https:)
After a couple of minor changes were announced Wednesday, the Professional Fighting League’s second event is set with 11 fights. Washington’s Zach Conn and Jared Torgeson are stepping in on short-notice to accept bouts on the preliminary portion of the PFL’s upcoming show, which takes place at the Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wash., on Saturday.
Submitted Jul 27, 2017 12:00AM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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