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Former Invicta FC champ Katja Kankaanpaa announces retirement
One of Invicta FC's best fighters is calling it quits. Katja Kankaanpaa, the former Invicta women's strawweight champion, announced this weekend night that she would be retiring from MMA competition. At Invicta FC 14 on Saturday night, Kankaanpaa lost a controversial unanimous decision to DeAnna Bennett in the co-main event...
Submitted Sep 14, 2015 11:30PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
'Cyborg' Justino to fight at 140 pounds on Invicta FC 15 card headlined by Souza-Grasso
Cristiane Justino (14-1) will finally move down in weight from her longtime home at 145 pounds, but it won’t be to fight in the UFC against Ronda Rousey. “Cyborg,” who is the current Invicta FC featherweight champion, will cut to 140 pounds for a catchweight bout at Invicta FC 15 in November. Her opponent has not been determined. Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp announced the news at Saturday’s Invicta FC 14 post-fight press conference.
Submitted Sep 13, 2015 12:55PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC isn't on Invicta champion Tonya Evinger's agenda, because she refuses to 'kiss butt'
Tonya Evinger wants to be herself. And she's not sure if she'd be able to do that in the UFC. The Invicta FC women's bantamweight champion would not mind the UFC paycheck, but she has doubts about what being in the world's biggest MMA promotion would entail.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 3:21PM by tildengolfer - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
PARLAY/BETS ALERT: Legacy FC 45 main event canceled after injury to Andrew Todhunter
Just in case some of you had either of these fighters in your parlay or made wagers for the underdog, now's your chance to update your wagers...
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 2:59PM by Auntie_Razor - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Fight Camp / Team
Materla vs Khalidov headlines KSW 33
One of the most anticipated middleweight fights outside of the UFC has finally been scheduled for November, as champion Michal Materla and superstar Mamed Khalidov headlines KSW 33 in Krakow. Materla has held the KSW middleweight title since 2012 when he defeated Jay Silva to claim the Polish throne. Since then, he has amassed a four-fight win streak, including victories over Rodney Wallace, Kendall Grove, Jay Silva again. Most recently, he beat Polish MMA legend Tomasz Drwal.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 12:04PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
With Kelvin Tiller out, Brian Grinnell now meets Vagab Vagabov at WSOF 23 in Phoenix
Just a week before the event, there has been a late change to the preliminary card lineup of next week’s WSOF 23 card in Arizona. With the change, the complete WSOF 23 card now includes: MAIN CARD (NBCSN, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Justin Gaethje vs. Luis Palomino – for lightweight title Dave Branch vs. Teddy Holder – for inaugural light heavyweight title Tito Jones vs. Timur Valiev Ben Fodor vs. Roberto Yong LaRue Burley vs. Brian Foster PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET) Brian Grinnell vs. Vagab Vagabov Krasimir Mladenov vs. Clifford Starks Estevan Payan vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg Danny Davis Jr. vs. Matthew Frincu David Nuzzo vs. Andres Ponce Joey Miolla vs. Randy Steinke Jeff Fletcher vs. Benny Madrid
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 11:59AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
WSOF signs UFC, Strikeforce vet Caros Fodor and Cory Devela to multi-year deals
WSOF continues to build its roster with the addition of a pair of new fighters to the promotion. Lightweight Caros Fodor (10-4) and middleweight Cory Devela (16-6) have signed multi-year deals with WSOF, the organization recently announced. Terms of the deals were not disclosed, nor were first opponents or fight dates for the two fighters. WSOF next is in action next week with WSOF 23, which takes place in Phoenix.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 11:54AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
RFA 31: Smith vs. Marunde, featuring two title fights, set for Oct. 9 in Las Vegas
RFA is back with RFA 31, which features a pair of title bouts at the top of the card. The event takes place Oct. 9 at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. The main card will air on AXS TV. Gilbert Smith (11-4) will defend his RFA welterweight title against challenger Bristol Marunde (16-9) in the main event. The co-main event will see Zoila Frausto (12-4) face off with Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (5-1) for the vacant RFA strawweight title.
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:25AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Chael Sonnen joins WSOF as color commentator
Retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen will join Todd Harris at the broadcast booth for this month’s “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino” and other upcoming events, the promotion announced Tuesday. Sonnen, no stranger to the promotion game, temporarily steps in for UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten, who is unavailable for the Sept. 18 event due to his duties as an analyst for AXS TV. WSOF 23 takes place at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix. The event’s main card, which features a rematch between reigning champ Justin Gaethje and Luis Palomino, airs live on NBC Sports Network following prelims on MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:51PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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WSOF signs three notables, including UFC veteran Robbie Peralta
World Series of Fighting's roster continues to grow. WSOF signed three fighters, including UFC veteran Robbie Peralta, to contracts Monday, executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz told MMAFighting.com. Saul Almeida, best known as Jose Aldo's World Tour translator, and kickboxing star Cosmo Alexandre were the other athletes added...
Submitted Sep 1, 2015 9:34AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Viral KO video spurs state investigation into unsanctioned MMA events in California
The viral video of a violent knockout has spurred the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) to launch an investigation into unsanctioned events like the controversial Xplode Fight Series, MMA Fighting has learned.
Submitted Aug 28, 2015 3:11PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Jadamba Narantungalag's featherweight title on line at ONE Championship 31
Nine fights are set for next month’s “ONE Championship 31: Odyssey of Champions” event, including a championship headliner. Officials today announced featherweight champion Jadamba Narantungalag (10-3) will meet undefeated challenger Marat Gafurov (11-0) in the featured bout. The latest ONE Championship 31 card includes: Champ Jadamba Narantungalag vs. Marat Gafurov – for featherweight title Herbert Burns vs. Timofey Nastyukhin Leandro Ataides vs. Alexey Butorin Jake Butler vs. Cristiano Kaminishi Andrew Leone vs. Yusup Saadulaev Vincent Latoel vs. Arnaud Lepont Muin Gafurov vs. Casey Suire Sunoto Peringkat vs. Mario Wirawan Bashir Ahmad vs. Martin Nguyen
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 6:53AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Clay Harvison vs. Jordan Rinaldi headlines Legacy FC 47 in Atlanta
The main card is set for October’s Legacy FC 47 event, which is just the second Georgia show in the Texas-based promotion’s history. Legacy FC owner Mick Maynard today confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie. The latest Legacy FC 47 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 10 p.m. ET) Clay Harvison vs. Jordan Rinaldi Wesley Barnes vs. Dave Vitkay C.J. Hamilton vs. Brantley Furr Josh Blyden vs. Nick Sprayberry Josh Millwood vs. Chazz Walton Josh Eagans vs. Doug Usher PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 8 p.m) Amir Dadovic vs. Brad Taylor Patrick Mandio vs. Devorious Tubbs Kongo Bakatukanda vs. Brandon Webb
Submitted Aug 25, 2015 12:48PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
WSOF announces one-night, eight-man lightweight tournament for WSOF 25
WSOF is jumping on the one-night-tournament bandwagon with the announcement it will hold a one-night, eight-man lightweight tournament on Nov. 20 to crown a No. 1 contender for the promotion’s 155-pound championship. The announcement for the event, which takes place in Seattle and air live on NBCSN, was made on Twitter. According to MMAFighting, the field of eight includes Islam Mamedov (12-1), Mike Ricci (10-4), Joao Zeferino (18-6), Rich Patishnock (6-2), Jorge Patino (37-15-2), Brian Cobb (20-8), the winner of the WSOF 23 bout between LaRue Burley (6-0) and Brian Foster (22-7) and an additional two still-unnamed competitors. Seeding is not yet official.
Submitted Aug 25, 2015 12:21PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Brandon Vera Set to Fight Chi Lewis Parry for ONE Championship Heavyweight Title
In the last year, ONE Championship has handed out titles in the 115-pound and 185-pound divisions for the first time. On Dec. 11, it seems the heavyweights will get their turn. Brandon Vera posted on social media that he had signed a contract to face Chi Lewis Parry and was just waiting for the Englishman to do the same...
Submitted Aug 22, 2015 1:08PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
RFA set to debut U.S.A. vs. Brazil fight kits
When the fighters at RFA 29 walk out to compete on Friday night on AXS TV, they'll be an unusual difference from normal RFA events. Not only is the theme of RFA 29 a slide toward nationalism with a 'U.S.A vs. Brazil' framing, but the organization is also requiring fighters to wear Adidas-made fight kits.
Submitted Aug 21, 2015 1:37AM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
‘TUF 16’ Winner Colton Smith Signs with World Series of Fighting
‘TUF 16’ Winner Colton Smith Signs with World Series of Fighting.
Submitted Aug 20, 2015 8:06PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
WSOF signs UFC vets Jason High
UFC veterans Jason High and Mike Ricci have found a new nationally televised home, landing new deals with WSOF.
Submitted Aug 18, 2015 7:26PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
WSOF 23 ‘Gaethje vs. Palomino 2’ Lineup Finalized with 7 Preliminary Bouts
WSOF 23 ‘Gaethje vs. Palomino 2’ Lineup Finalized with 7 Preliminary Bouts.
Submitted Aug 18, 2015 7:22PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Mike Ricci signs with World Series of Fighting
Mike Ricci is headed to World Series of Fighting. The former TUF 16 finalist has signed a new contract with the promotion, WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz confirmed with MMAFighting.com. His debut fight, which will be contested at lightweight, is expected to take place in November.
Submitted Aug 18, 2015 1:39PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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