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Andrei Arlovski returns to Russia vs Mike Hayes in Fight Nights: 'Battle of Moscow 9' main event on Dec. 16
(mmamania.com)
heavyweight bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Andre Arlovski and relative unknown Bellator veteran Mike Hayes is set to serve as the Fight Nights: "Battle of Moscow 9" main event on Dec. 16, 2012, in Moscow, Russia. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski is ramping up for his first fight in Russia since 2000, according to the Belarusian's official Twitter account. "The Pitbull will collide with Mike "300" Hayes at Fight Nights: "Battle of Moscow 9" on Dec. 16, 2012, in Moscow, Russia. And officials from the international mixed martial arts (MMA) organization confirmed that the heavyweight showdown is expected to serve as the main event of the evening.
Submitted Nov 19, 2012 8:36PM by sparky - 8 comments
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Despite Rumors, One FC is Not Selling to Glory
(mmaweekly.com)
Three weeks ago rumblings began that GLORY would be buying One FC. Things were quiet on that front for a while, then all of a sudden the word broke out that the deal was done, that Victor Cui was meeting with GLORY execs and they’d sold to GSI. This is purely NOT TRUE. AsianMMA.com confirmed, after talking with OneFC CEO Victor Cui, that they have NOT sold to GLORY and has absolutely no plans to sell to GLORY. Fact of the matter is, OneFC is in excellent financial shape and has no plans to sell themselves to anyone anytime soon.
Submitted Nov 19, 2012 7:53PM by BuffaloDave - 0 comments
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Cage Warriors 50 adds bantamweight bout between Wilson Reis and Owen Roddy
(mmajunkie.com)
A bantamweight bout has been added to next month's Cage Warriors 50 event. Promotion officials recently announced a fight between Bellator veteran Wilson Reis (15-4) and Ireland's Owen Roddy (11-3). Both fighters will be making their Cage Warriors debut. Cage Warriors 50 takes place Dec. 8 at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, Scotland. The main card streams on MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following prelims on Facebook. Reis fought nine times for Bellator, compiling a 5-4 record for the promotion. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Brazil lost to Joe Soto in the semifinals of the Season 1 featherweight tournament, to Patricio "Pitbull" Freire in the Season 2 tourney semis and again to eventual winner Freire in the semis of the Season 4 tournament.
Submitted Nov 19, 2012 9:54AM by sparky - 0 comments
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Team BombSquad offered Dez Green a second chance and new career
(mmajunkie.com)
Dez Green was finishing up his studies at the University at Buffalo, though no longer a member of the wrestling team, when a friend called with an offer. They friend was taking part in a small amateur MMA show that weekend. The organizers needed another fighter, and the friend knew Green was a skilled wrestler at Buffalo before several failed marijuana drug tests ended his career. He thought MMA could be a good fit for Green.
Submitted Nov 15, 2012 5:56PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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TPF 15 streams live on Sherdog.com beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
(sherdog.com)
A new Tachi Palace Fights light heavyweight champion will be crowned Thursday when veteran Anthony Ruiz battles rising talent Angel DeAnda in the main event of TPF 15 “Collision Course.” The event takes place at Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif. TPF 15 streams live on Sherdog.com beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and will also see Tachi staple Poppies Martinez lock horns with Fernando Bernstein at lightweight, while 22-year-old prospect Andre Fili squares off with SportFight featherweight champ Enoch Wilson. Additionally, the Nov. 15 show will offer up a bantamweight co-main event, as “Ultimate Fighter” Season 14 qualifier Carson Beebe collides with onetime Palace Fighting Championship titlist Rolando Velasco. A pair of featherweight bouts will also be featured, as Anthony Avila meets Darren Crisp Jr. and Art Arciniega faces Alexander Crispim.
Submitted Nov 14, 2012 10:27PM by sparky - 7 comments
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Shinya Aoki Wants to Avenge His Evolve MMA Team Mate By Fighting Kotetsu Boku for the ONE FC Lightweight Belt
(mmamania.com)
Longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Shinya Aoki reluctantly returned his DREAM lightweight belt recently as, with the Japanese promotion's future looking bleak, he had elected to sign an exclusive contract with the new force in Asian MMA, ONE FC. That means the Japanese submission wizard is without a title for the first time since 2008, when there was a brief gap between him giving up his Shooto welterweight belt and winning the DREAM lightweight strap. It leaves a space in the 29 year old's trophy cabinet which he is in a hurry to fill and he already has a replacement belt in his sights.
Submitted Nov 14, 2012 11:27AM by sparky - 0 comments
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Mats Nilsson vs. Denniston Sutherland middleweight bout added to Cage Warriors 50
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight battle has been added to next month's Cage Warriors 50 event. Promotion officials on Tuesday announced a bout between Sweden's Mats Nilsson (9-2-1) and Jamaica-born, England-based Denniston Sutherland (18-8). Both fighters will compete under the Cage Warriors banner for the second time. Cage Warriors 50 takes place Dec. 8 at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, Scotland. The main card streams on MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following prelims on Facebook. Nilsson earned a second-round submission win over UFC veteran Tommy Speer at Cage Warriors Fight Night 3 this past February in Beirut, his debut with the promotion. He followed that with a submission win in Switzerland in March.
Submitted Nov 14, 2012 9:21AM by sparky - 0 comments
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Hong Kong's Legend Fighting Championship inks broadcast deal with ESPN International
(mmajunkie.com)
The Hong Kong-based Legend Fighting Championship and ESPN on Tuesday announced a new broadcast partnership to air the promotion's content in more than 100 different countries. Branded as "the Asia-Pacific Championship of MMA," Legend FC debuted in 2010 and has promoted 10 events in total, with six taking place in Hong Kong and four more in Macau. The new broadcast deal begins with the promotion's upcoming Legend Fighting Championship 11 event.
Submitted Nov 13, 2012 5:05PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
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Vale Tudo Japan 2012 Adds Kuniyoshi Hironaka vs. Carlo Prater, Hideo Tokoro vs. Rumina Sato
(sherdog.com)
Recently released UFC lightweight Carlo Prater will try to halt a two-fight skid in Tokyo on Christmas Eve when he takes on Shooto 154-pound world champ and fellow Octagon vet Kuniyoshi Hironaka. The non-title matchup, which will be part of Vale Tudo Japan 2012, was announced Sunday during Shooto “12th Round.” Also confirmed for the card was a bantamweight bout between Japanese fan favorites Hideo Tokoro and Rumina Sato. Prater entered the UFC in January on a four-fight winning streak and earned a controversial disqualification victory over welterweight prospect Erick Silva at UFC 142. The 31-year-old subsequently moved down to lightweight, where decision losses to T.J. Grant and Marcus LeVesseur spelled the end of his Octagon tenure. A Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, Prater has scored 16 of his 30 career victories by way of submission. Hironaka, 36, will make his second appearance on the year and enters the bout after four consecutive wins. The leader of team Master Japan captured Shooto’s vacant 154-pound title last July with a win over Kotetsu Boku and successfully defended the belt in May with a first-round stoppage of Nova Uniao product Giovani Diniz. Since being released by the UFC in 2008 after a 1-3 run at welterweight, Hironaka has racked up nine wins with only three defeats. Vale Tudo Japan 2012 marks the eighth iteration of the 18-year-old series and the first since its revival in 2009. It will be the first VTJ event to take place in a cage under MMA’s unified rules.
Submitted Nov 13, 2012 8:46AM by Biggavelli - 1 comment
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Will Romero Vs Tristan Johnson Officially Announced; Josh Hill Off Score Nov 23 Card
(topmmanews.com)
Two familiar faces from The Score Fighting Series (SFS) are set to renew acquaintances on Friday, November 23rd in Hamilton, Ontario. Top ranked Canadian featherweights Tristan Johnson and Will Romero have agreed to a highly-anticipated rematch which will be aired live as part of the main card on The Score Television Network in Canada and on AXS TV in the U.S. Meanwhile, undefeated bantamweight prospect Josh Hill has been forced to pull-out of his match-up with WEC veteran Rafael Rebello due to an ankle injury sustained in training. The injury will prevent Hill from working-out for about four weeks with a return to the SFS cage planned for early in the new year.
Submitted Nov 7, 2012 6:45PM by sparky - 2 comments
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World Series of Fighting 1 Medical Suspensions: Arlovski and Johnson Escape Unscathed
(mmaweekly.com)
The MMA World Series of Fighting 1: Arlovski vs. Cole medical suspensions were released Tuesday by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Submitted Nov 6, 2012 3:26PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Cage Warriors 50 takes shape with Wilkinson-Johnston, Whiteford-Fishgold
(mmajunkie.com)
The fight card is taking shape for next month's Cage Warriors 50 event. Officials today announced a welterweight bout between "The Ultimate Fighter 12" quarterfinalist Aaron Wilkinson (10-5) and Scottish prospect Alan Johnston (6-1-1). It joins a previously announced featherweight bout of Robert Whiteford (9-1) vs. Chris Fishgold (7-0). Cage Warriors 50 takes place Dec. 8 at Kelvin Hall in Glasgow, Scotland. The main card streams on MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following prelims on Facebook. The latest Cage Warriors 50 card includes: •Chris Fishgold vs. Robert Whiteford •Alan Johnston vs. Aaron Wilkinson •Paul McVeigh vs. TBA •Graham Turner vs. TBA
Submitted Nov 6, 2012 2:28PM by Biggavelli - 0 comments
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World Series of Fighting 1 ratings for NBC Sports Network debut
( mmajunkie.com)
World Series of Fighting has some work to do before it draws the types of ratings the UFC formerly did. WSOF 1 took place this past weekend on NBC Sports Network cable channel previously known as Versus during the UFC's six-event run from 2010-2011. WSOF 1, the upstart organization's debut event, averaged 197,000 viewers, MMAjunkie.com today confirmed with industry sources
Submitted Nov 6, 2012 12:41PM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
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Lightweights Saggo-Hadin, Assenza-Cote added to Score Fighting Series 7 on Nov. 23
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of lightweight bouts have been added to Score Fighting Series' event later this month. Jason Saggo (7-1) meets Iraj Hadin (6-4), while Score Fighting Series veteran Adam Assenza (2-1) faces off with promotional newcomer Tommy Cote (3-3). Promotion officials recently announced the two fights. Score Fighting Series 7 takes place Nov. 23 at Hamilton Place Theatre in Ontario, Canada. The latest card for Score Fighting Series 7 now includes: Jordan Mein vs. Forrest Petz Josh Hill vs. Rafael Rebello Ryan Healy vs. Jesse Ronson Kevin Morin vs. Alex Ricci Brandt Dewsbery vs. Ryan Dickson Iraj Hadin vs. Jason Saggo Adam Assenza vs. Tommy Cote Will Romero vs. TBA
Submitted Nov 6, 2012 9:34AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Anthony Johnson Open to Heavyweight Super Fight Against Andrei Arlovski
(mmaweekly.com)
Anthony Johnson is a man who enjoys challenges. Just days after his highlight reel knockout over D.J. Linderman at World Series of Fighting 1 in Las Vegas, he’s already got a few ideas for what he’d like to do next. Throughout his career, Johnson has tested the limits of his body and skill set bouncing from welterweight all the way to light heavyweight, and now he has a new weight class in mind.
Submitted Nov 5, 2012 4:10PM by Poor_Franklin - 23 comments
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Seven Different Opponents Turned Down Fight Against Tyrone Spong
(mmaweekly.com)
If there was one major question surrounding Tyrone Spong's impressive debut on Saturday night after knocking out 37-year old Travis Bartlett, it was why was Tyrone Spong actually fighting Travis Bartlett in the first place?
Submitted Nov 5, 2012 2:16PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
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Inaugural World Series of Fighting card deemed a success
(lasvegassun.com)
Across the board, there was nothing but high praise for the first World Series of Fighting card. Fighters were impressed and felt taken care of. Trainers got the same vibe. The WSOF brought it all — sparkling production values, big names, good fights and a few highlight reels. For all accounts, it was a smashing success. "I couldn't ask for a better start," WSOF President Ray Sefo said. "I'm so happy and proud with the turnout. Like I said, there are a lot of great emotions. This is our first event, and, of course, we're going to get better and better and better." Whether fans give the WSOF the same approval will be decided on future cards, but if Saturday's card is any indication, the more than 5,000 fans who showed up at the PH Live venue at Planet Hollywood have something to look forward to. Anthony Johnson, who scored a knockout victory against D.J. Linderman in the card's co-main event, praised the company, adding they got close to everything right on the first try. "I didn't think it would be like this," Johnson said. "Usually, people have a promotion and don't do it right at first. (The WSOF is) on the ball and doing exactly what they should be doing." Johnson, a former UFC fighter, provided the night's biggest highlight. After Johnson was poked in the eye, referee Herb Dean didn't give Johnson a chance to recover. Linderman rushed in and got caught by a Johnson straight right hand. Linderman fell face-first onto the canvas as Johnson threw down his mouthpiece in celebration at the 3:58 mark of the first round. "He got careless and rushed me and left himself open," said Johnson, who has a bad history of getting poked in the eye. "Every time I get hit in the eye, it stuns me, but I work through it."
Submitted Nov 4, 2012 2:57PM by ghandikush - 6 comments
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Second WSOF Card Set For January In Las Vegas
(fightline.com)
The World Series of Fighting held its first card on Saturday night, and saw an upset in the bantamweight division. The promotion is expected to hold a second event in January. Plans were for Miguel Torres and Tyson Nam to compete after Torres defeated Marlon Moraes Saturday. That, however, did not happen, as Moraes claimed a decision. Now, Nam (12-4) and Moraes (9-4-1) will collide in Las Vegas. No exact date or location has been locked down by the WSOF. Nam has not competed since stunning Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas this past August. He had issues with a Bellator contract and was unable to face Torres at WSOF 1.
Submitted Nov 4, 2012 1:56PM by Biggavelli - 10 comments
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Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4 salaries: Tyson Griffin tops $82,350 payroll
(mmajunkie.com)
The full Resurrection Fighting Alliance 4 payouts include: Tyson Griffin: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Efrain Escudero: $5,000 Chidi Njokuani: $6,000 (includes $3,000 win bonus) def. Phil Dace: $2,000 Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Joe Yager: $2,000 Lance Palmer: $3,400 (includes $1,500 win bonus)* def. Fredson Paixao: $1,600 James Krause: $8,000 (includes $4,000 win bonus) def. Guilherme Trindade: $1,500 Dakota Cochrane: $4,000 (no win bonus) def. Derrick Burnsed: $2,000 Sergio Pettis: $5,000 (includes $2,500 win bonus) def. Jimmy Jones: $1,000 Chris Holdsworth: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. Tyler Shinn: $1,500 Steve Mocco: $3,000 (includes $1,500 win bonus) def. Tyler Perry: $1,500 Cory Galloway: $1,000 (includes $500 win bonus) def. Jerry Shapiro: $750 Jordan Isordia: $1,350 (includes $600 win bonus) def. Joey Angelo: $750 * Paixao did not make weight and gave 20 percent of his show money ($400) to Palmer
Submitted Nov 4, 2012 9:11AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
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World Series of Fighting 1 salaries: Arlovski, Johnson top $352K payroll
(mmajunkie.com)
The full WSOF 1 payouts include: Andrei Arlovski: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Devin Cole: $10,000 Anthony Johnson: $55,000 (includes $25,000 win bonus) def. D.J. Linderman: $10,000 Marlon Moraes: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Miguel Torres: $18,000 Tyrone Spong: $27,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus) def. Travis Bartlett: $4,000 Tyson Steele: $10,000 (includes $5,000 win bonus) def. Gregor Gracie: $25,000 Brian Cobb: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Ronys Torres: $12,000 Steve Carl: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Ramico Blackmon: $10,000 Josh Burkman: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Gerald Harris: $15,000 Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante: $14,000 (includes $7,000 win bonus) def. T.J. O'Brien: $5,000 David Branch: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Dustin Jacoby: $5,000
Submitted Nov 4, 2012 9:10AM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
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