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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
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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
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WSOF exec: Rousimar Palhares is a WSOF fighter; we'll respect NSAC’s decision
WSOF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz said now-ex-welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares remains under contract with the promotion, but there are more immediate concerns – chiefly his wellbeing and fate with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. “The guy, we all know he has some problems, and he’s working on them,” Abdelaziz told MMAjunkie. “He’s got a great team around him (with) the Nogueira brothers and other people, and it’s going to be up to the athletic commission. The Nevada commission is going to make a decision, and after that, we’ll follow. We have to respect their decision.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:47PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Field set for upcoming WSOF one-night lightweight tournament
The field has been set for the upcoming World Series of Fight one-night lightweight tournament. According to WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz, the tournament participants are as follows: Luis Palomino, Brian Foster, Mike Ricci, Islam Mamedov, Brian Cobb, Jorge Patino, Joao Zeferino and Rich Patishnock.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:40PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
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Paul Buentello defeats Rameau Sokoudjou in a controversial stoppage
UFC veterans Rameau Sokoudjou and Paul Buentello fought in a heavyweight bout that served as the main event of Abu Dhabi Warriors 3 on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. Buentello (33-16) defeated Sokoudjou (16-13) via knockout at 3:21 of round 3.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:38PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
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Rousimar Palhares isn't interested in fighting for WSOF anymore, expects fair NAC trial
The Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) postponed Rousimar Palhares’ disciplinary hearing for later this month, and the Brazilian expects a fair trial after seeing UFC star Nick Diaz get a five-year ban in a bizarre trial in September. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Oct 6, 2015 12:04PM by Wez - 2 comments
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Joe Schilling: Five-year suspension will be 'good thing' for Nick Diaz, the sport
Joe Schilling sees the silver lining in the bleakness of Nick Diaz's suspension. In fact, the Bellator MMA and GLORY star thinks the whole situation will turn out positively. Schilling told MMA Fighting this week that he sees the Nevada Athletic Commission's decision being overturned briskly and the organization's oversight being examined. Once Diaz returns to the Octagon, Schilling sees him being an even bigger draw.
Gabi Garcia to make MMA debut at New Year's Eve event in Japan
Most MMA fans remember Gabi Garcia from the third season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, where the 205-pound BJJ blackbelt helped Wanderlei Silva coach his team against arch enemy Chael Sonnen's. Garcia's MMA debut has long been talked about and was originally rumored for the Brazil-based Jungle Fight promotion. Now Garcia has revealed that she will have her first fight at the New Year's Eve event in Japan, that will be headlined by Fedor Emelianenko. "This is a secret, but everybody told me, 'You fight in Japan, you fight in Japan'. But yes, I fight in Japan, December 31," she told GNP1.de. FYI, it looks like all that mass she was cultivating has been harvested....
Submitted Sep 25, 2015 3:01PM by GDPofMPG - 14 comments
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Bellator's Kendall Grove calls fighters to organize following Nick Diaz's 'death sentence' suspension
While Kendall Grove prepares to face Joey Beltran Sept. 25 at Bellator 143, the former Ultimate Fighter winner admits a bigger fight is being waged right now. With the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) handing down an unprecedented five-year suspension and $150,000 fine to Nick Diaz following a failed drug test for marijuana metabolites, Grove says it's time for change in the sport.
Submitted Sep 24, 2015 12:46PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Lineup set for next month's RFA 31 in downtown Las Vegas with two title fights
The card is complete for next month’s RFA event in “Sin City” with two title fights at the top of the bill. In the RFA 31 main event, Gilbert Smith (11-4) will defend his RFA welterweight title against challenger Bristol Marunde (16-9). And in the co-feature, Zoila Frausto (12-4) meets Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger (5-1) for the vacant RFA women’s strawweight title. RFA 31 takes place Oct. 9 at Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. The main card will air on AXS TV. The complete RFA 31 card includes: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 10 p.m. ET) Gilbert Smith vs. Bristol Marunde – for welterweight title Zoila Frausto vs. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger – for vacant women’s strawweight title Gabriel Checco vs. Mike Jasper Justin Linn vs. Matt Lopez Cameron Diffley vs. Vardan Sholinian Shai Lindsey vs. Joseph Peukert PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised) David Arcangel vs. Zane Behrend Carlos Garcia vs. Jason Pacheco Johnny Parsons vs. Jeff Roman
Submitted Sep 23, 2015 9:15AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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'TUF 20' vet Lisa Ellis among new Invicta FC signings
Invicta FC has signed a group of new fighters, including “The Ultimate Fighter 20” cast member Lisa Ellis. The all-female promotion, which has held 14 events since its 2012 launch and sent numerous fighters to the UFC, signed five in all. Additional atomweight signings include Hungarian submission specialist Dora Perjes(7-1), who’s forced tap-outs in all of her pro wins, and Russian-born American Julia Jones (4-0). Other signings include a pair of Brazilians strawweights: Aline Santos De Assis Serio (9-5) and Amanda Limborco Alcantara Ribas (5-0).
Submitted Sep 23, 2015 9:13AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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WSOF 23 salaries: Champs Justin Gaethje, David Branch ($100,000 each) top earners
WSOF lightweight champ Justin Gaethje and newly minted light heavyweight champ David Branch each took home $100,000 for their wins at WSOF 23. In the event’s headliner, Gaethje knocked out Luis Palomino in a rematch of a March barnburner, while Branch won the inaugural light heavyweight title with a submission of Teddy Holder, adding to the middleweight belt he already owns...
Submitted Sep 21, 2015 11:21PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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WSOF suspends Vagab Vagabov for five months following post-fight infraction
While he picked up a win at this past weekend’s WSOF 23 event, undefeated middleweight prospect Vagab Vagabov will be sidelined for five months for losing his cool after his victory over Brian Grinnell. WSOF Executive Vice President and matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz today told MMAjunkie that the promotion issued the sanctions because Vagabov clearly struck Grinnell multiple times after referee Al Guinee waved off the pair’s preliminary contest in the second round. “I spoke with Vagab and his team, and they were very apologetic for his actions,” Abdelaziz said. “Vagab got caught up in the moment and expressed remorse for his mistake, but as a company, we simply cannot let moments like this go without addressing them directly. “We hope this penalty sends a strong message to everyone on our roster that such infractions simply will not be tolerated.”
Submitted Sep 21, 2015 6:53AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Pat Healy stripped of belt ahead of tonight's Titan FC 35 headliner
Pat Healy will still headline tonight’s Titan FC 35 event, but he won’t do so as the organization’s reigning lightweight titleholder. Healy (32-20), a former UFC and Strikeforce fighter who’s slated to fight Bellator vet Rick Hawn (20-4) in the UFC Fight Pass-streamed main event, missed weight at Friday’s weigh-ins and has been stripped of the belt. The full Titan FC 35 weigh-in results included: Pat Healy (158)+ vs. Rick Hawn (155) – for lightweight title (Hawn only) Champ Andre Harrison (143.5) vs. Desmond Green (145) – for featherweight title Champ Tim Elliott (125) vs. Felipe Efrain (124.5) – for flyweight title Steven Siler (146) vs. Austin Springer (145.5) Zane Kamaka (175.5)* vs. Belal Muhammad (170) Ricky Simon (135.5) vs. Alex Soto (135.5) Musa Khamanaev (146) vs. Jason Knight (145) E.J. Brooks (161)# vs. Jason Novelli (155.5) Sid Bice (125) vs. Shaine Jaime (126) Zak Bucia (155.5) vs. Rasul Shovkhalov (156) Pete Petties (145.5) vs. Ikaika Tampos (145.5) Jake Smith (140.5) vs. Taki Uluilakepa (140.5) Trey Ogden (169) vs. Ryan Walker (170.5) + – Stripped of title after missing weight * – No penalty disclosed # – Fine undisclosed amount for missing weight
Submitted Sep 19, 2015 12:43PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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WSOF 23 weigh-in results: Justin Gaethje, Luis Palomino set for title fight rematch
The WSOF 23 weigh-ins are in the books, and the main and co-main event title fighters are official for their bouts. The full WSOF 23 weigh-in results included: MAIN CARD (NBCSN, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Justin Gaethje (154.7) vs. Luis Palomino (154.2) – for lightweight title Dave Branch (204) vs. Teddy Holder (202.4) – for inaugural light heavyweight title Tito Jones (134.7) vs. Timur Valiev (135.9) Ben Fodor (161.6)* vs. Roberto Yong (157.3) – 160-pound catchweight LaRue Burley (154.9) vs. Brian Foster (155.7) PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET) Brian Grinnell (181.9) vs. Vagab Vagabov (184.9) Krasimir Mladenov (185.7) vs. Clifford Starks (186) Danny Davis Jr. (169.5) vs. Matthew Frincu (170.3) David Nuzzo (136) vs. Andres Ponce (135.8)** Joey Miolla (135) vs. Randy Steinke (135.9) Jeff Fletcher (154.2) vs. Benny Madrid (160.3)*** * Fodor will surrender 20 percent of his fight purse to Yong. ** Ponce was 137.5 on his first attempt, and made weight on his second try. *** Madrid will surrender 20 percent of his fight purse to Fletcher.
Submitted Sep 18, 2015 11:46AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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ONE Championship 32 takes shape with Svirid vs. Bigdash title fight
The lineup is taking shape for next month’s “ONE Championship 32: Tigers of Asia” event, which includes a middleweight title fight. ONE Championship 32 takes place Oct. 9 at Putra Indoor Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It streams as an online pay-per-view in North America. The latest ONE Championship 32 card now includes: Champ Igor Svirid vs. Vitaly Bigdash – for middleweight title Irina Mazepa vs. Ann Osman Honorio Banario vs. Ev Ting Peter Davis vs. Adrian Pang Eric Kelly vs. Hiroshige Tanaka Asuka Mikami vs. Eugene Toquero Dae Hwan Kim vs. LiGe Teng Marcos Santana vs. Gianni Subba Saiful Merican vs. Melvin Yeoh Almiro Barros vs. Ruel Catalan Hesham Hiba vs. Agilan Thani Florian Garel vs. Keanu Subba
Submitted Sep 17, 2015 12:53PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Legacy FC 48 to feature middleweight title fight, four-man kickboxing tourney
Following this weekend’s lead from Bellator, Legacy FC will host a combo MMA-kickboxing card of its own. Legacy FC owner/promoter Mick Maynard today announced Legacy FC 48 takes place Nov. 13 at Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Lake Charles, La. The main card airs on AXS TV. The latest Legacy FC 48 card (pro MMA only) includes: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 10 p.m. ET) Champ Leonardo Leite vs. Ryan Spann – for middleweight title Josh Quayhagen vs. Sean Soriano Gage Duhon vs. Kolton Englund Trent Meaux vs. Joel Scott PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 8 p.m.) Aaron Davis vs. Edgar Verdin Daniel Hoffpauir vs. Richard Knepp
Submitted Sep 17, 2015 12:50PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Askren vs Santos rematch
Looks like Santos will get his wish to rematch Askren, who is more than willing to oblige!
Submitted Sep 16, 2015 6:32AM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
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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
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'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
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