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B.C.’s Budd to face Estes at Invicta FC 5
Canadian kickboxer Julia (The Jewel) Budd has another new opponent for next week’s Invicta FC 5, and hopefully this one will stick. The Port Moody, B.C., native take on Mollie Estes at the event in what will be her third appearance in the all-female MMA promotion. Budd (4-2) was originally supposed to face Ediane Gomes (1-1) at the event, which takes place April 5 at Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City. That was before Invicta signed former Strikeforce champion Cristiane (Cyborg) Santos and decided to match her versus Gomes. Budd was then paired against Fiona Muxlow; however, Gomes was injured and again Budd’s opponent was pulled in order to face Santos. Estes, meanwhile was originally on the card against Veronica Rothenhausler, but the latter had to withdraw with an injury. The 29-year-old Budd, a protégé of former MMA star Lance Gibson and known for her phenomenal conditioning, will be seeking her third straight win, all with Invicta, since a 39-second loss to Ronda Rousey in Strikeforce, in which her elbow was dislocated. Her last two wins came by first-round TKO — both by way of punches and elbow strikes — over Elina Nilsson and Danielle West.
Gerald Harris: Jon Fitch's potential WSOF title shot 'straight-up ridiculous'
Let's say, just for the sake of argument, that when it comes to the World Series of Fighting (or, really, any MMA organization not named UFC or Bellator), we can all agree on what the question is.
Nick Lembo explains regulatory challenges WSOF faced before second event
Without federal regulations, mixed martial arts promoters are forced to abide by guidelines that often vary both in type and size as they hold events in different states. The World Series of Fighting (WSOF) ran headlong into this particular challenge as they held their second show overall and first in New Jersey on Saturday evening at Revel Resort and Casino in Atlantic City. As it turns out, the show came close to never happening. Aside from complications prior to the weigh-ins, the organization failed to comply with state regulations as it pertains to creating a complete, safe cage. In short, WSOF initially provided both a canvas and cage pads too small for their own cage. Bloody Elbow was the first to report the news...
Submitted Mar 26, 2013 12:44AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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Jon Fitch debuts with WSOF in June, likely against Josh Burkman
Jon Fitch was cageside for Saturday's World Series of Fighting 2 event in New Jersey, and promotion president Ray Sefo had an announcement about him. The question now will be whether Sefo gets his wish – or if Fitch's first opponent will be playing hardball.
Riddle vs. Young, two title fights set for Legacy FC 21 on July 19 in Houston
Twelve-time UFC veteran Matt Riddle (7-3) makes his Legacy Fighting Championship debut on July 19 when he faces Artenas Young (9-5) at Legacy FC 21. The event takes place at Houston's Arena Theater, and the night's main cards airs on AXS TV. The booking was revealed on Friday's new edition of AXS TV's "Inside MMA." Additionally, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned the evening will also feature a pair of title fights, as William "Bubba" Bush (5-2) faces Larry Crowe (6-2) for the promotion's vacant middleweight title and Angel Huerta (6-1) competes for the vacant Legacy FC featherweight belt against the winner of an April 12 bout between Matt Hobar (6-1) and Nelson Salas (4-0).
WSOF 2 weigh-in results: Headliners Arlovski (245.5), Johnson (230.2) official
A World Series of Fighting 2 headlining contest between former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski and onetime UFC welterweight contender Anthony Johnson is now official.
RFA 7 results: Thatch taps Rhodes in first, Njokuani upset
Facing late replacement Mike Rhodes (4-1) in a 175-poud catchweight fight, Colorado native Brando Thatch (9-1) brought his hometown crowd to its feet with a first-round submission win. The bout served as the main event of Friday's Resurrection Fighting Alliance 7 event, which took pace at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo. The evening's main card aired on AXS TV...
World Series of Fighting event facing possible cancellation due to issues with cage
Issues with the cage could potentially lead to the cancellation of the World Series of Fighting event. Last minute steps are being taken by the promotion to attempt to get the cage cleared and have the event go ahead without issue.
Promoters say MMA fighter Rowan faked death
Mixed martial arts promoters Christos Piliafas and Scott DiPonio were shocked to learn that one of their fighters was a suspect in the holdup of a Michigan gun shop this week. After all, it was only two weeks ago that they raised more than $1,000 to help the amateur heavyweight's family pay for his funeral. Charles Rowan, 25, didn't die in a February car wreck while en route to his fifth bout, as his girlfriend, Rosalinda Martinez, claimed that night, according to DiPonio. The couple and a friend, Michael Bowman, were in a Gladwin courtroom Friday to hear the charges against them: armed robbery and assault with intent to murder. Each requested a court-appointed attorney. DiPonio, who owns the Diamond D fight team, said he realized they had been duped when he saw Rowan's mug shot on television identifying him as a person of interest in the Monday robbery of Guns and Stuff in Sage Township, about 100 miles southeast of Traverse City. The store's owner, Richard Robinette, was severely beaten and remained in serious but stable condition Friday in a Flint hospital.
Cage Warriors 57 slated for July 20 in Liverpool
For the first time in more than seven years, Cage Warriors is headed to Liverpool, officials today announced.
With Bellator clearance, Paul Daley heads to UAE to fight Rodrigo Ribeiro
UFC and Strikeforce vet Paul Daley (31-12-2) has received clearance from Bellator and will continue his world tour in May when he takes on fellow welterweight Rodrigo Ribeiro (9-10) at Dubai Fighting Championship 4, officials recently announced. The event takes place May 10 at Madinat Arena in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Daley vs. Ribeiro serves as the headliner of the show. Daley most recently earned a vicious flying-knee knockout of Patrick Vallee at Cage Contender XVI in Dublin, which followed a Bellator 72 TKO win over Rudy Bears. The English striker is now on a 4-1 run since a pair of 2011 losses in Strikeforce. Daley is expected to return to Bellator later this year.
Cristiane Santos meets replacement Fiona Muxlow at Invicta FC 5
With Ediane Gomez (10-2) injured and out of the fight, former Strikeforce champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (10-1) instead will fight Australian featherweight Fiona Muxlow (6-2) at next month's Invicta FC 5 event. Invicta FC officials announced the change following confirmation of Gomez's withdrawal due to a shoulder injury. Muxlow initially was slated to fight Julie Budd (4-2) on the card. Officials said Budd will get a new opponent. Invicta FC 5 takes place April 5 at Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. Santos vs. Muxlow is scheduled for the event's main card, which airs via online pay-per-view.
Sources: Ediane Gomes injured, Invicta FC 5 fight with 'Cyborg' off
An undisclosed injury has forced Ediane Gomes off Invicta FC 5, leaving Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos without an opponent, according to multiple sources close to the fighters.
World Series of Fighting 2 Conference Call
This is the conference call just days before WSOF 2, the call features WSOF President and K-1 legend Ray Sefo and the 4 fighters on the main and co main event, Andrei Arlovski, Anthony Johnson, Tyson Nam and Marlon Moraes.
Matt Riddle signs multi-fight deal with Legacy Fighting Championship
After nearly five years with the UFC, "The Ultimate Fighter 7" cast member Matt Riddle (8-3) has found a new home. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed with sources close to the fighter that he has a signed a multi-fight deal with the Texas-based Legacy Fighting Championship...
Submitted Mar 8, 2013 9:11PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
John Gunderson vs. Dan Lauzon added to World Series of Fighting 3
Lightweight John Gunderson's callout of Jacob Volkmann wasn't successful, but he did get another UFC vet for his promotional debut. Gunderson (34-14-2) on Thursday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he is set to meet Dan Lauzon (16-4) at World Series of Fighting 3, which takes place June 14 in Las Vegas. A venue for the event, whose main card airs live on NBC Sports Network, has yet to be confirmed.
WSOF 3: Jacob Volkmann vs Lyle Beerbohm fight set for June 14 in Las Vegas
After the great Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter purge of early 2013, nine-fight Octagon veteran Jacob Volkmann was left without a place to fight. His mixed martial arts (MMA) free agent period didn't last long. Indeed, after recently inking a deal to compete under the World Series of Fighting (WSOF) banner, "Christmas" already has a dance partner for his upcoming promotional debut in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 14, 2013: Strikeforce veteran Lyle Beerbohm.
Jon Fitch signs with World Series of Fighting
In a widely anticipated move, onetime UFC welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch (24-5-1) has inked a multi-deal with the upstart World Series of Fighting. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the news with a WSOF official following a report from MMAFighting.com. Fitch is expected to make his promotional debut at WSOF 3, which takes place June 14 in Las Vegas. A venue has yet to be confirmed.
Korean promotion ROAD FC signs former DREAM, Shooto champ Joachim Hansen
Korean-based fight promotion ROAD FC has signed former DREAM and Shooto champ Joachim Hansen (22-11-1). Promotion officials recently announced the addition of the Norwegian to the promotion's roster, and "Hellboy" is expected to debut at ROAD FC 011, which is scheduled for April 13 in Seoul...
'WSOF 2: Arlovski vs. Johnson' lineup finalized, Villefort-McCray joins card
The lineup for this month's "World Series of Fighting 2: Arlovski vs. Johnson" event is complete with three new preliminary-card bouts. The event takes place March 23 at Revel Atlantic City in New Jersey. The main card, including a heavyweight headliner between Andrei Arlovski (19-9) and Anthony Johnson (14-4), airs on NBC Sports Network. Officials previously announced most of the card, but three prelim fighters now have opponents. The full WSOF 2 card includes: MAIN CARD (NBC Sports Network, 9:30 p.m. ET) Andrei Arlovski vs. Anthony Johnson Marlon Moraes vs. Tyson Nam Josh Burkman vs. Aaron Simpson Dave Branch vs. Paulo Filho Gesias Cavalcante vs. Justin Gaethje PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 7 p.m. ET) Kris McCray vs. Danillo Villefort Igor Gracie vs. Richard Patishnock Cameron Dollar vs. Waylon Lowe Ozzy Dugulubgov vs. Chris Wade Rick Glenn vs. Alexandre Pimentel
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