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Paulo Filho back to Bitetti Combat 6
In one week Bitetti Combat changes its main event for the second time. After revealing that Thales Leites would replace Paulo Filho in the fight against Yuki Sasaki, the promoters now confirm that the former Pride fighter is back to fight the Japanese.
Villante & LaFlare Win At Ring Of Combat
Atlantic City, NJ — It was a good night if you were from the Bellmore Kickboxing Academy in Bellmore, New York. First, Ryan LaFlare was able to remain undefeated after knocking out Kurt Pellegrino protégé, Justin Haskins in the second round of their welterweight title bout.
Rick Hawn meets Braulio Estima in catchweight contest at Shine Fights III
Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Braulio Estima (0-0), the 2009 Abu Dhabi Combat Club 88-kilogram and Absolute division champion, is likely to make his mixed martial arts debut at Shine Fights III against Judo practitioner Rick Hawn (3-0).
Team Grindhouse's Eric Marriott completes Bellator's season-two 145-pound tourney
Former Midwest Cage Championship featherweight champion Eric Marriott (17-2) is the eighth and final fighter to join Bellator Fighting Championships' season-two featherweight tournament.MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported the likelihood of Marriott's involvement this past November, and Bellator officials today made an official announcement.
IFL vet and NCAA champ Shad Lierley takes slot No. 7 in Bellator's 145-pound tourney
Seven of the eight slots in Bellator Fighting Championship's season-two eight-man featherweight tournament are now filled with the organization's signing of former IFL fighter and NCAA Division III national wrestling champion Shad Lierley.
Desert Brawl's JT Taylor Wants Final Run
Having made waves in Oregon for his long standing rivalry with Team Quest leader Matt Lindland, Taylor recently returned to fighting after a five-year absence, intent on making one last run in the sport.
Tim Sylvia: I can't fight Wes Sims at Adrenaline MMA because the commission said 'he sucks'
The former UFC Heavyweight Champion tweeted the update earlier this morning. "Damm u guys know more about me then I do they said he sucks. So I can't fight him cause it's a mismatch." Ohio Athletic Commission executive director Bernie Profato today confirmed with MMAmania.com that Sims was indeed shot down for the proposed bout -- but that former UFC heavyweight Brandon Lee Hinkle was given the green light to compete.
Shonie Carter Picks Up A Win At CFX Fight Night
-Nate Schut def. Derrick Abrahms – Submission (Strikes) 1:43 Rd 1 -Chaz Haag def. Andy “The Bandit” Selvig – Submission (Strikes) 1:44 Rd 1 -Shonie “Mr. International” Carter def. Derek Smith – Submission (Front Choke) 2:32 Rd 1 -Jeremy “The Landlord” Lang def. Gabe Wallbridge – Submission (Strikes) 1:15 Rd 1
Ohio commission turns down Sims vs. Sylvia at "Adrenaline MMA IV" (Updated)
"The commission felt the fight was not going to be competitive at this time after comparing [Sims' and Sylvia's] records and the opponents both fighters had faced," Profato stated in an email response. "And even though it was 2004, Sylvia previously stopped Sims at 1:36 of the first round."
Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez meets Josh Neer in May "Super Fight" at 160 pounds
Bellator Fighting Championships lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (19-2 MMA, 3-0 BFC) returns to action for the first time since an October win under the DREAM banner when he meets 10-time UFC veteran Josh Neer (27-9-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) in May.Bellator officials announced the new matchup today, though specifics on the date of the bout have to be released.
Bitetti Combat 6: Paulo Filho vs Yuki Sasaki booked for Feb. 25
The Bitetti Combat 6 fight card continues to take shape with former WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho (19-1) agreeing to meet Japanese stalwart Yuki Sasaki (22-16-1) on Feb. 25 in Brazil according to GracieMag.com.
Din Thomas Plans MMA Welcome For Mayorga
Former UFC lightweight contender Din Thomas has been on a roll. Since bidding farewell to the UFC and the 155-pound class in early 2008, the American Top Team product has gone 3-0 as a featherweight, most recently earning a second-round TKO over Dustin Pague on Jan. 8 of this year.
UCMMA To Implement Blood Testing In U.K.
“As the U.K.’s biggest promotion, we are proud to lead the way in fighter safety. Fighters will have to produce their blood test results at the weigh-in, with test results being no older than one month,” said UCMMA founder Dave O’Donnell.
Alistair Overeem scheduled to face Sasa Milanovic at Glory 12 in Sarajevo
AWOL Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem continues his overseas exploits as "Demolition Man" will likely face Sasa Milanovic at Glory 12 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on April 24 according to sarajevo-x.com (via Bloody Elbow).
Bellator Fighting Championships announces Canadian broadcast deal, signs Sean Pierson
Bellator Fighting Championships CEO and founder Bjorn Rebney today announced that Canadian broadcaster The Score Television Network will air the upcoming seasons two and three of Bellator's tournament-based MMA.
Power Ranger Past, Jason Frank Up For Next Fight
"He came in talking trash and stuff and we kind of got into a shoving match," Frank told MMAWeekly.com in an exclusive interview. "We took it out in the ring, kind of fell out of my game plan to be honest with you."
Two-time UFC vet Ryan Thomas joins Bellator's season-two welterweight tourney
A source close to the tournament on Thursday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Thomas has signed an exclusive deal to compete in the promotion's season-two tournament.
WCF Announces Full Card For Next Show Feb. 26
On Wednesday, World Championship Fighting announced the co-main event for their upcoming card set for Feb 26 in Wilmington, MA as undefeated former Olympian, Rick Hawn, takes on veteran fighter, Tom Gallicchio, to add onto an already impressive card.
ADCC champ Braulio Estima talks MMA debut, says Rolles Gracie was hurt at UFC 109
The 29-year-old grappler, whose full name is Braulio de Oliveira Estima, long considered a move into fighting but finally signed a contract with the upsart Shine Fights organization after reaching the top of the competitive grappling circuit.
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Matt Major joins Bellator's eight-man season-two middleweight tourney
Middleweight fighter and fashion designer Matt Major has signed a deal with Bellator Fighting Championships and will compete in the organization's season-two eight-man middleweight tournament.The promotion today announced the signing.Major (6-1) is currently riding a three-fight win streak, which included decision victories over UFC veteran Shonie Carter and former EliteXC fighter Jamie Fletcher.