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Judges Try To F*ck Up Bellator 41, Fighters Do Work
Well kids, it’s another lazy Sunday, and another look back on Bellator’s last card, conceived and executed for maximum entertainment. Bjorn Rebney and company pour their hearts and souls into each season, and if something goes wrong, there’s only one party to blame: the terrorists. Bellator 41 popped off under the desert sun in Yuma, Arizona yesterday, and we’re tempted to call this a mistake — an outdoor event in the harsh late afternoon sun, where it’s 99 degrees in April? Sure, it sounds harsh and perhaps cruel to the fighters who spent Thursday and Friday purging any spare liquids out of their bodies, but anyone believing that just can’t grasp the next-level meta-thinking that goes on inside Bellator HQ. There’s a higher purpose here, and we’re just too pedestrian in our thinking to follow it.
Bellator 44: Lyman Good vs Dan Hornbuckle booked for welterweight tournament qualifier on May 14
CHICAGO, Ill. (April 18, 2011) - Bellator Fighting Championships continues to add to its already stacked Atlantic City fight card, this time adding a Season 5 welterweight tournament qualifier fight between former Bellator Welterweight World Champion Lyman "Cyborg" Good and Season 2 tournament finalist Dan "The Handler" Hornbuckle. Headlining the May 14th show will be a non-title Super Fight featuring reigning Bellator World Middleweight Champion and former Judo Olympian Hector Lombard against dangerous Hawaiian UFC veteran Falaniko Vitale. And, rounding out the nights stacked card is a Lightweight Tournament Championship fight between Brazilian Knockout artist Patricky Pitbull and undefeated NCAA Champion Mike Chandler. "Good vs. Hornbuckle is a fight a lot of MMA fans, myself included, have wanted to see for quite some time," said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. "These two guys have Bellator in their blood, and on May 14th one will move into our next Tournament and one will go home. This promises to be a great fight on May 14th at Caesars."
Submitted Apr 18, 2011 11:30AM by pmoney - 3 comments
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Kang Prevails at Light Heavyweight in Bizarre Win at Road FC2
SEOUL -- “He is a tough kid who came to fight,” Denis Kang said after his victory. “Everyone was telling me how quickly they expected me to win, but everyone is tough now days.” Friday night at the Grand Hilton Hotel Convention Centre, Kang earned a unanimous decision over fellow Pride Fighting Championships veteran Eun Soo Lee in the headliner of Road FC 2 “Alive.”
Hioki Joins April 29 Shooto Card; ‘M-16’ Vacates Title
World-ranked featherweight and current Shooto 143-pound champion Hatsu Hioki will return to the promotion which spawned him when he faces streaking King of the Cage bantamweight champ Donald Sanchez in a non-title affair at “Shooto Tradition 2011.”
MFC Champ Douglas Lima Believes Win Over Terry Martin Certified His Title
At MFC 29, welterweight champion Douglas “The Phenom” Lima proved once again that he’s one of the best up-and-coming fighters in the weight class.
Exclusive: Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney Says He’ll Give Displaced Female Strikeforce Fighters a Home if Zuffa Decides to Axe Women’s MMA
When the news dropped last month that the UFC had bought Strikeforce, one of the least talked about stories was where would the move leave Strikeforce’s contracted female fighters, should Zuffa decide to cease promoting women’s MMA. UFC president Dana White has long been a vocal opponent of having women fight for him as there aren’t, in his opinion, enough top female fighters to make it a worthwhile endeavor.
Bellator 41 results: Warren wins heated decision; Freire, Straus advance
It was 99 degrees at fight time at Cocopah Resort and Casino's outdoor venue in Yuma, Ariz., but that didn't stop Marcos Galvao from bringing the heat to Bellator Fighting Championships featherweight champion Joe Warren from the opening bell.
Woman wins MMA bout not realizing she was pregnant.
She was up to fin Gina but as you would guess that's postponed now.
Submitted Apr 14, 2011 5:29AM by mrsmiley - 12 comments
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With mixed regulatory reaction, Canadian promotion planning PRIDE-rules show
If you think MMA has been sterilized by a ruleset that favors the American wrestler, there is a promoter who would like your dollars. The Canada-based Colosseo Championship Fighting raised a stir at the start of 2010 when it received approval from the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission to use the ruleset of the Japan-based promotion DREAM, which allows knees to the head of a grounded opponent, among other differences with the Unified Rules used in most top MMA promotions. Now, more than a year later, Colosseo is planning another event for July 23 that will employ mostly American talent. Its promoter, Pasqualino Santoro, intends to up the action by using the ruleset of another Japanese promotion, the now-defunct PRIDE Fighting Championships. The soccer kicks and stomps used in PRIDE will stay at Santoro's event, dubbed "Colosseo Championship Fighting 6: Bushido." One-time Strikeforce welterweight contender Marius Zaromskis is in negotiations to fight on the summer card, as are UFC vets Shane Nelson, James Irvin and Rob Emerson, Santoro told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Jay Hieron defends victory over Brent Weedman in Bellator tourney semifinals
You might have noticed a visible sigh from Jay Hieron (21-4 MMA, 2-0 BFC) when he was announced the winner in a fight with Brent Weedman (18-6-1 MMA, 4-1 BFC) this past Saturday at Bellator 40. Some might say that sigh was an acknowledgment that he'd just dodged a bullet. But that's not the case, Hieron on Monday told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). It was a sigh of happy exhaustion.
Submitted Apr 12, 2011 6:12PM by pmoney - 10 comments
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Chase Gormley part of 4 man HW tournament
ohio based fight promotion NAAFS, are putting together a 4 man HW tournament that kicks off April 16th with UFC vet Chase Gormley taking on undefeated HW prospect Stipe Miocic and Bobby Brents vs Antoine Hayes.
MFC 29 Results
Longtime UFC fighter Marcus Davis snapped a two-fight losing streak Friday, defeating Curtis Demarce at Maximum FC 29 in Ontario, Canada. The split decision win was Davis' first fight outside of the UFC after competing 14 straight times in the UFC over the last four years. In the two co-headlining bouts, Douglas Lima defended his welterweight title against Terry Martin, while Ryan Jimmo won the light heavyweight title over Zak Cummings. Check out all the MFC 29 results are below. HDNet Bouts Douglas Lima def. Terry Martin via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 1:14 Ryan Jimmo def. Zak Cummings via unanimous decision Marcus Davis def. Curtis Demarce via split decision Hermes Franca def. Robert Washington via TKO (punches) - Round 2, 0:26 Pete Spratt def. Demi Deeds via submission (armbar) - Round 2, 4:19 Ali Mokdad def. Andreas Spang via submission (rear-naked choke) - R1, 1:35 Preliminary Bouts Dhiego Lima def. Josh Taveirne via submission (rear-naked choke) - R3, 3:35 David Harris def. Chucky Mady via submission (rear-naked choke) - R1, 3:07 Matthew Spisak def. Pete Brown via unanimous decision
Phil Baroni Draws Former Cage Rage Champ at BAMMA 6
The British based BAMMA promotion are continuing with their pursuit of international talent and have recently secured the services of both former UFC middleweight contender Phil Baroni, as well as Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s training partner Joao Paulo De Souza for BAMMA 6 on May 21 in London.
Interview: Ben Askren Vows to ‘Hammer Nick Thompson in Every Area of Fighting’
Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben “Funky” Askren will step inside the Bellator cage this Saturday, fighting MMA veteran Nick Thompson in the main event of the night. Askren won the Bellator Season Three Welterweight Tournament last year, defeating Dan Hornbuckle in the finals, then captured the Bellator Welterweight title from the hands of Lyman Good at Bellator 33.
Bellator's Ben Askren is not impressed by bonus-chasing 'losers' like Leonard Garcia
"I think people like that are losers because, in my mind, a fight's about winning, not about putting on a show. We're not singers, we're not actors, we are mixed martial artists or fighters or athletes, whichever way you wanna do it and that's about winning ... When you're fighting for 25 minutes, every fan and their mother can talk **** about this and that and don't finish fights. Well, why don't they get in there and fight for 25 minutes? That's a long time. And you got to win before you show. I mean, people that show on top of winning, say Anderson Silva, that dude now he's a showman but he's also won, what, 13 fights in a row? So, obviously, he can do it. And there's people like Leonard Garcia who goes out and puts on a show but he's like 3-5 in his last 8 fights. Like, c'mon dude."
Heavyweight prospect Tony Johnson Jr. added to Bellator roster, fights at Bellator 41
Former King of the Cage heavyweight champ Tony Johnson Jr. (5-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) is Bellator Fighting Championships' latest acquisition. The former Ohio State wrestler and four-time NCAA Division I All-American makes his debut for the promotion at Bellator 41 against an opponent yet to be named. Honestly, I think Bellator are starting to solidify their place as the number 2 mma organization in the world. They're building their roster up very nicely adding a bunch of prospects.
Vitor Belfort Protégé Cesar Ferreira Set For U.S. Debut at Ring of Fire 40
For Cesar Ferreira, making his U.S. debut at the April 16 Ring of Fire event in Broomfield, Colo., is just another step in a very promising young career. Following a year that saw him get back on track after being handed his first loss and win back-to-back fights, Ferreira has steadily been working his way up in competition.
Karo Parisyan vs. Ryan Ford in the Works for MMA Live 1 May 19 in London, Ontario
A welterweight bout between UFC vet Karo “The Heat” Parisyan and Canadian prospect Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford has been submitted to the Ontario Athletic Commission for approval for MMA Live’s inaugural card May 19 at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario, Canada.
Women's MMA: Potentially Dying in America, Thriving in Japan
The Queen of Pancrase. For those familiar with the testosterone heavy environment of the pioneering MMA promotion, it's something that's tough to wrap your head around. It's not just the MMA business that is changing, it's Japan. A once fiercely patriarchal society is welcoming women into the workforce in record numbers. The role of motherhood, at one time so lauded and respected, has shifted into the background as Japanese women have fewer and fewer babies. These two news items, of course, are connected at the hip. But that's a story for another time and another blog. The times are indeed changing - and that includes MMA as well.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 3:17PM by machodog76 - 4 comments
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Sluggers Alexander Shlemenko and Brett Cooper meet at Bellator 44
A middleweight bout between recent Bellator title challenger Alexander Shlemenko (38-7 MMA, 3-1 BFC) and veteran Brett Cooper (13-6 MMA, 1-1 BFC) has been booked for Bellator 44. Someone was asking about Shlemenko earlier. Well here's your answer.
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