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Michael Page's patience strained as he waits for big-name opposition
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
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
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
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.
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
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 JLS1980 - 4 comments
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Fitch grinds out Okami to earn title shot, Newell announces retirement
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
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
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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