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Damon Jackson is new headliner for next week's LFA 28 event
Next week’s LFA 28 event has a new headliner, and it’s a rematch. Officials today announced the cancellation of its original main event after welterweight Evan Cutts (8-3) suffered an injury and was forced out of his fight with Jaleel Willis (8-0), who will be rescheduled for a future card. The new headliner features former Legacy FC champion Damon Jackson (12-2-1) vs. fellow lightweight Luis Luna (14-6). Jackson was originally scheduled to fight Thai Clark (7-0) in the event’s co-headliner.
Submitted Dec 3, 2017 10:07PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Dylan Andrews gets ACB 76 Gold Coast call up, set to meet Azamat Amagov December 9
Former UFC middleweight Dylan Andrews has finally secured an opponent for the debut Australian offering from Russian based Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB). ACB 76 takes place December 9 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland. Tickets are available now via Ticketek.com. You can also download the free FITE TV app here and stream the event free to your mobile device or smart tv. Andrews (18-7, 0-0 ACB) will take on Russia’s Azamat Amagov (9-1 MMA, 2-1 ACB), who was originally set to face Corey Nelson at the event, however Nelson has been sidelined due to injury.
Submitted Dec 2, 2017 10:46PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Gabi Garcia, Takanori Gomi added to Rizin’s year-end cards in Japan
Rizin Fighting Federation has announced new match-ups for its upcoming events in Saitama, Japan, including the return of Gabi Garcia and the promotional debut of Takanori Gomi. Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Garcia (4-0, 1 no-contest) will take on 53-year-old Shinobu Kandori (4-1) in a three-round, 95-kilogram bout on Dec. 29. Both fighters were originally scheduled to fight in 2016, but Kandori pulled out due to an injury. Two days later, on the Dec. 31 event, Gomi (35-14, 1 no-contest) faces Yusuke Yachi (18-6). “The Fireball Kid” was recently released by the UFC after losing five in a row, all of them in the first round, while Yachi scored three knockouts finishes inside the Rizin ring.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 3:40PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
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Mizuki Inoue out of Invicta 26 co-main event, Kinberly Novaes steps in to face Janaisa Morandin
Mizuki Inoue will not be making her return to Invicta FC this year after all. Inoue had to withdraw from the Invicta 26 co-main event for undisclosed reasons and will be replaced by Kinberly Novaes against Janaisa Morandin, according to the promotion’s website. The bout will be in the strawweight division.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 1:25AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Ben Askren Stops Shinya Aoki at ONE: ‘Immortal Pursuit,’ Retires Undefeated
Ben Askren easily overcame the final challenge of his MMA career at ONE: ‘Immortal Pursuit.’ The American needed less than a minute to stop Shinya Aoki at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, defend his welterweight title, and register his 18th career win. Aoki jumped guard almost immediately and Askren needed no encouragement to slam him down to the ground. The American found himself in top position and began to land hard punches from inside his opponent’s guard.
Submitted Nov 24, 2017 3:22PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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Yoshitaka Naito vs. Alex Silva title fight headlines ONE: Warriors of the World
Yoshitaka Naito will put his ONE Championship strawweight gold on the line on Dec. 9, as he meets Alex Silva in Bangkok, Thailand, the promotion officially announced.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 1:58PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Dennis Siver set for debut in main event of ACB 75 against Martin Van Staden
UFC veteran Dennis Siver (23-11-0) is set to make his promotional debut in the main event of ACB 75 in Stuttgart on Nov. 25 against former EFC title contender, Martin Van Staden (18-9-0). After a decade of contesting bouts in the Octagon, Siver announced that he had signed a multi-fight deal with ACB earlier this month. The promotion announced that Siver would face the South African veteran on Monday morning.
Submitted Nov 21, 2017 1:02PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Mirko Cro Cop returns, meets Tsuyoshi Kohsaka at Dec. 31 Rizin FF event
Mirko Cro Cop is coming out of retirement. Again. The veteran MMA fighter and kickboxer, who’s previously announced multiple retirements of sorts that never quite stuck, is returning to action again. Risen FF officials today announced Cro Cop (35-11-2) will fight fellow heavyweight Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (29-12-2) on Dec. 31. The event, “Rizin FF 9: World Grand Prix Final Round,” takes place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and it steams on FITE TV in North America.
Submitted Nov 12, 2017 9:22AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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After decade in UFC, Dennis Siver signs with ACB
Dennis Siver’s UFC run has come to an end. After spending more than a decade under the UFC banner, Siver announced Wednesday that he has signed a multi-fight deal with Russian promotion ACB. The 38-year-old German fighter is slated to make his promotional debut in a lightweight contest on Nov. 25 in the main event of ACB 75, which will take place at the Carl Benz Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 11:14PM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
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Angela Lee out of ONE Championship title defense after car accident
ONE Championship atomweight star Angela Lee star has been removed from an upcoming title defense after being involved in a car accident. Lee was scheduled to rematch Mei Yamaguchi in the main event of a ONE show on Nov. 24 in Kallang, Singapore, but CEO Chatri Sityodtong broke the news of the accident and Lee’s subsequent withdrawal on Facebook:
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 11:37PM by JLS - 1 comment
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LFA fighter C.J. Hancock says he died in cage, was revived after heart stopped
A Legacy Fighting Alliance fighter said he died in the cage during a bout Friday night and had to be revived after his heart stopped. C.J. Hancock wrote Saturday morning on Facebook that he is “okay” after his heart stopped and he had kidney failure during a fight at LFA 26 on Friday in Houston.
Submitted Nov 4, 2017 4:42PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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LFA champion Markus Perez signs with the UFC, meets Eryk Anders in Fresno
Markus Perez is the newest addition to the UFC middleweight division. Less than two months after winning the vacant LFA title with a first-round submission over Ian Heinisch, in which he wore a UFC Reebok short, the undefeated Brazilian has inked a deal with the UFC, sources told MMA Fighting. Perez will make his Octagon debut against Eryk Anders at UFC Fresno, MMA Fighting has learned. Anders (9-0), who impressed in his UFC debut in July with a quick victory over longtime veteran Rafael Natal, was originally scheduled to meet John Phillips.
Submitted Nov 2, 2017 6:35PM by Leonstolzz - 1 comment
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Combate Americas' Copa Combate to air live in English on NBC Sports Network
Combate Americas today announced that Copa Combate, the promotion’s one-night, $100,000 grand prize bantamweight tournament, will air live on NBC Sports Network in addition to its Spanish-language telecast on Telemundo. The event, which takes place Nov. 11 in Cancun, Mexico, marks the first time that two NBCUniversal-owned platforms will simulcast live MMA.
Submitted Oct 31, 2017 6:57PM by Leonstolzz - 1 comment
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Erik Pérez signs with Combate Americas
"Goyito” is headed to Combate Americas. Popular former UFC bantamweight Erik Pérez has signed a multi-fight exclusive contract with the promotion, MMA Fighting has learned. "
Submitted Oct 31, 2017 5:47PM by Leonstolzz - 3 comments
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Jennifer Maia puts 125 title on line vs. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz at Invicta FC 26 in December
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
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Sarafian leaves ACB 73 card, and duel between Buscapé and Makoev becomes main-event of the edition
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
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
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
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Ex-UFC fighter Ian McCall joins Rizin's batamweight grand prix, debuts DEC. 29
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
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
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