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WSOF 23 main card finalized with Jones vs. Valiev, Burley vs. Foster
WSOF has announced the final two bouts for the main card of WSOF 23. Bantamweights Tito Jones (11-7) and Timur Valiev (9-1) will meet on the card as will lightweights LaRue Burley (6-0) and Brian Foster (22-7) The latest WSOF 23 card now includes: Champ Justin Gaethje vs. Luis Palomino – for lightweight title Dave Branch vs. Teddy Holder – for inaugural light heavyweight title Ben Fodor vs. Roberto Yong Tito Jones vs. Timur Valiev LaRue Burley vs. Brian Foster
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 8:54PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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ONE champ Bibiano Fernandes open to fighting WSOF champ Marlon Moraes
ONE Championship bantamweight champ Bibiano Fernandes reign continued this past month with a knockout Toni Tauru at the promotion’s “Kingdom of Warriors” event.
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 10:15AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Scott Coker agrees with fighters regarding the Ali Act in MMA: "I think it's a pretty good idea"
The never-ending conflict in mixed martial arts between management and labor, or should we say between promoters and fighters, has really come to the fore this year. Over the last few months an antitrust lawsuit, the new Reebok deal, and the USADA testing policy have sparked debates on fighter pay, lost sponsorship income, and lack of input from the athletes on the rules and regulations governing them. And this is in only in the UFC, never mind the number of complaints that one sees directed at other promotions. All of this has had led to discussions of possible solutions, including perhaps the most serious talk of a fighters association the sport has seen to date.
Submitted Aug 11, 2015 6:58PM by GDPofMPG - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Champion Boxer Amir Khan Enters the MMA Fray with Super Fight League
Decorated world boxing champion Amir Khan has stepped into the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) business as a new owner and promoter of world championship MMA sports franchise Super Fight League. Khan, a former, two-time world champion, will join a new, blue-chip ownership and management team dedicated to expanding the former India-based Super Fight League’s footprint in the U.S., beginning with a television distribution agreement that the company expects to announce soon...
Submitted Aug 10, 2015 6:25PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Invicta FC 14 fight card announced with new main event
Tonya Evinger will defend her bantamweight title at Invicta FC 14. Evinger will square off against undefeated Pannie Kianzad at the Municipal Audtiorium in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 12, according to Invicta FC officials Monday. Invicta strawweight champion Livia Renata Souza was slated to previously headline the event with Alexa Grasso, but Grasso suffered an injury...
Submitted Aug 10, 2015 6:15PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Luke Barnatt signs with Italian-based Venator FC, will debut in December
After suffering his third straight loss in May against Mark Munoz, Luke Barnatt was issued his release from the UFC. Since that time the 27-year-old British fighter has been in a state of reflection as to what his next move should be. On Monday, Barnatt appeared on The MMA Hour and talked about his short term plan, which includes fighting for an Italian promotion...
Submitted Aug 10, 2015 6:12PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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Rolando Velasco Claims Bantamweight Title, Sinks Josh San Diego at Tachi Palace Fights 24
Rolando Velasco Claims Bantamweight Title, Sinks Josh San Diego at Tachi Palace Fights 24.
Submitted Aug 7, 2015 10:54AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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'Phoenix Jones' vs. Roberto Yong slated for WSOF 23 on Sept. 18
Amateur masked crimefighter “Phoenix Jones” will make his return to the WSOF cage next month.
Submitted Aug 6, 2015 7:47PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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NAC issues temporary suspensions to WSOF's Rousimar Palhares, Jake Shields
The Nevada Athletic Commission disciplinary process has begun for Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields. The NAC issued temporary suspensions Wednesday to both Palhares and Shields for their roles in a messy World Series of Fighting main event Saturday night in Las Vegas, executive director Bob Bennett confirmed with MMAFighting.com.
Submitted Aug 5, 2015 6:05PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Rousimar Palhares rips ‘greased a--hole’ Jake Shields, denies eye gouging accusations
Rousimar Palhares is no longer the World Series of Fighting welterweight champion. WSOF president Ray Sefo made the announcement on Tuesday’s The MMA Hour that "Toquinho" was stripped of his title and suspended indefinitely following Saturday’s win over Jake Shields.
Submitted Aug 5, 2015 6:03PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
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Titan FC 35 set for Sept. 19 with trio of title bouts on UFC Fight Pass
With its first event on UFC Fight Pass in the books, Titan FC returns next month for a card featuring three title fights. The full Titan FC 35 card includes: Pat Healy vs. Rick Hawn – for lightweight title Andre Harrison vs. Desmond Green – for featherweight title Tim Elliott vs. Felipe Efrain – for flyweight title Zane Kamaka vs. Belal Muhammad Steven Siler vs. Austin Springer E.J. Brooks vs. Jason Novelli Ricky Simon vs. Alex Soto Jake Smith vs. Taki Uluilakepa Trey Ogden vs. Ryan Walker Mohammad Abed vs. Pete Petties
Submitted Aug 5, 2015 11:27AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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WSOF bantamweight champ Marlon Moraes open to fights at 145 – or even 155
“If (WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz and president Ray Sefo) come to me and say, ‘Marlon, you want to do a superfight,’ I would be able to,” he said. WSOF has some solid champions in those divisions: featherweight Lance Palmer (10-1) and lightweight Justin Gaethje (14-0). The organization doesn’t have a flyweight champion, but that doesn’t seem to matter. “(I’d do) 145, 155 – but not 125,” Moraes said with a laugh.
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 11:03PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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WSOF strips Rousimar Palhares of title, suspends him indefinitely
World Series of Fighting is throwing the book at Rousimar Palhares.
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 1:40PM by prophecy033 - 19 comments
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Wanderlei Silva, other fighters push for Muhammad Ali Act in MMA
At the annual Convention of the Association of Boxing Commissions in San Diego, Wanderlei Silva and a host of ex-UFC fighters made a push for a Muhammad Ali act in the sport of MMA. The last few years have really brought the idea of a possible union of MMA fighters into the forefront. While a union is unlikely at this point, one thing that fighters have been doing is looking at the idea of introducing something similar to the Muhammad Ali act for the sport of MMA.
Submitted Aug 4, 2015 12:05PM by GDPofMPG - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Bellator, MMA Personalities
Moraes cashes $140k payday for WSOF title defense
Marlon Moraes' new deal with WSOF got off to a great start, as the promotion's only ever bantamweight champion earned a $140,000 payday for his submission win over Sheymon Moraes at WSOF 22.
Submitted Aug 3, 2015 3:26PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Diaz on Khabib: 'He a b****, he got slapped'
Following his scuffle with Khabib Nurmagomedov at WSOF 22, Nate Diaz gave his thoughts on the brawl in a quick video message.
Submitted Aug 3, 2015 3:20PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Abdel-Aziz bans Diaz bros from WSOF events
It looks like where the Diaz brothers go, the 209 comes with them. As they've now been banned from the world series of fighting following a brawl in the stands.
Submitted Aug 3, 2015 10:26AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Palhares facing potential suspension, could be stripped of title
This time may have been one time too many for Rousimar Palhares. The reigning World Series of Fighting welterweight champion defended his belt Saturday night against Jake Shields with a third-round kimura at WSOF 22, but yet again found himself in hot water due to a series of eye gouges and a failure release his fight-winning submission in a timely manner.
Submitted Aug 2, 2015 2:57PM by Five-Alive - 36 comments
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Raw video: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Diaz brothers clash at WSOF 22 in Las Vegas
Nate Diaz and Khabib Nurmagomedov have exchanged many words in recent months. Tonight at WSOF 22 in Las Vegas, their rivalry came to a head. Diaz (17-10 MMA, 12-8 UFC)), along with his older brother Nick, engaged in a wild brawl with Nurmagomedov (22-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) in the stands at WSOF 22, which went down at Las Vegas’ Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.
Submitted Aug 2, 2015 4:39AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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'WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami' slated for Oct. 17 in Connecticut
Yushin Okami’s welterweight debut will come against another UFC vet when he and Jon Fitch headline WSOF 24 on Oct. 17. WSOF President Ray Sefo confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie. In addition to Okami (30-9) vs. Fitch (26-7-1), WSOF 24 also features heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov (12-1) vs. Derek Mehmen (19-6). Additionally, lightweight Nick Newell (12-1) is slated for the card. WSOF 24 takes place Oct. 17 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The main card is expected to air on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie.
Submitted Jul 30, 2015 12:55PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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