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Askren, Lee to defend ONE titles on May 26 + grappling Supermatch
ONE Championship, has announced its return to the Singapore Indoor Stadium with a spectacular ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES card scheduled for Friday, 26 May. ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee of Singapore defends her title against top contender Istela Nunes of Brazil in the main event. In the co-main event, ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren will return to the ONE Championship cage to defend his title against rising young Malaysian star Agilan “Alligator” Thani.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 11:15AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Rizin FF 5 results: Tatsuya Kawajiri and Kyoji Horiguchi are event's big victors
Anthony Birchak showed heart and composure, but he was still no match for a smothering Tatsuya Kawajiri at today’s “Rizin FF 5: Sakura” event. The featherweight fight headlined the show, which streamed live on FITE TV from Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. With the unanimous-decision win over fellow UFC vet Birchak (13-4), Kawajiri (36-11) bounces back from a submission loss to Kron Gracie in his promotional debut, which took place at Rizin FF Grand Prix 2016 this past year. Birchak, in turn, kicks off his Rizin FF career on a sour note after a recent 2-2 UFC stint.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 4:10AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Vanessa Porto vs. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz set for Invicta FC 23 main event
A slew of matchups, including the main event, have been named for Invicta FC 23. A flyweight contenders bout between Vanessa Porto (18-7) and Agnieszka Niedzwiedz (9-0) will headline the card on May 20 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. This marks the return to action for the Brazilian Porto after losing a decision to current Invicta flyweight champ Jennifer Maia in March, 2016. Prior to that, she had won three straight fights. Niedzwiedz, meanwhile, is a 22-year-old from Katowice, Poland, with seven finishes among her nine wins. This will mark her second Invicta appearance.
Submitted Apr 14, 2017 6:31PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Ryan Bader to make Bellator debut against ‘King Mo’ in New York
Muhammed Lawal didn’t even get a chance to catch his breath before Bellator announced his next fight. Minutes after Lawal’s unanimous decision victory over Quinton Jackson in the main event of Bellator 175 on Friday night in Chicago, color commentator Jimmy Smith announced “King Mo” would be facing the debuting Ryan Bader in the main event of Bellator 180 on June 24 in New York. Bellator 180 is the Spike TV card underneath Bellator NYC, the pay-per-view headlined by Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva...
Submitted Apr 1, 2017 1:16PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Iranian giant Amir Aliakbari returns for RIZIN Yokohama
RIZIN Fighting Federation has announced that World Grand Prix 2016 runner-up Amir Aliakbari will return in April to face Geronimo Dos Santos in an open weight contest at a RIZIN event in Yokohama. Aliakbari started off his career with 5 straight wins with three knockout finishes. 2016 was a very good year for the Iranian until the last day at the World Grand Prix Finals when he faced the legend Mirko “Cro Cop”. The Croatian defended well against the power of Aliakbari and pummelled him with two left hooks that floored his opponent.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 11:47PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Chris Curtis set to defend welterweight title Friday at CES MMA 42
Ohio native Chris Curtis (14-5) is set to defend his CES MMA welterweight title this Friday, as the “Action Man” will face challenger Wilfredo Santiago Jr. (5-2) in the main event at CES MMA 42. The event goes down in Lincoln, Rhode Island and airs live on AXS TV. Curtis, who has spent time in California training with Team Quest in preparation for the fight, won the title with a first round submission via strikes over Gil de Freitas at CES MMA 32 last January. He was then slated to defend the title against UFC veteran Nah-Shon Burrell at CES MMA 34 last April, but Burrell missed weight and the bout turned into a non-title fight. Burrell was awarded a controversial split decision win, but Curtis kept his belt in the non-title fight.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 11:14PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Brave 4 sets record and will be broadcast to 48 countries
Brave 4: Unstopabble will go down in history as the event that crowned the first ever Brave Combat Federation champion, with a Featherweight title fight between Masio Fullen and Elias Boudegzdame. In a different page, the event will also be historical for the promotion, with a record-breaking number of TV broadcasters around the world. In total, 48 different countries worldwide will broadcast Brave 4 next Friday, March 31st. The list of broadcast partners includes some of the major networks around the world, like: OSN Sports (MENA), ABS CBN (Southeast Asia), Myx TV (USA), Claro TV (Latin America), and Combate (Brazil). The remaining countries, not covered by the television deals, will have access to the fights through the online streaming at Brave’s official website www.bravefights.com.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 11:11PM by JLS - 0 comments
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WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje enters free agency
World Series of Fighting could soon be on the verge of losing its lightweight champion. Justin Gaethje (17-0), considered one of the best and most exciting young fighters in MMA, is officially a free agent, according to multiple sources. MMA Fighting reported in November that Gaethje was planning on testing the free-agent market in early 2017, and on Monday, FOXSports.com reported he was now officially free to field offers. Sources told MMA Figthing that he was given clearance to do so on Friday. WSOF currently has the right to match any offer Gaethje receives.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 9:59AM by JLS - 7 comments
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Top Russian heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov Commits to fighting on M-1 Challenge 80 card
Russian heavyweight Sergei “The Paratrooper” Kharitonov has committed to fighting June 15 on the M-1 Challenge 80 card in Harbin, China. Kharitonov will square-off against veteran Brazilian MMA fighter Marcus Viniciuds “Montanha” Lopes in the main event. Kharitonov (23-6-0, M-1: 3-0-0) is undefeated in three M-1 Challenge events having defeated former M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Kenny “Deuce” Garner twice, at M-1 Challenge 59 in 2015 at Kazakhstan (WKO/TKO4 – punches) and M-1 Challenge 43 in 2013 at China, (KO/TKO3 – injury), and to Alexei Kudin at M-1 Challenge 53 in 2014 Russia (KO2).
Submitted Mar 28, 2017 12:03AM by JLS - 3 comments
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LFA 10: Heinisch vs. Rota Gets Huge, 7 Fight Main Card
Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced earlier this month that LFA will host three consecutive weeks of LFA events in April. The third of the three will be LFA 10, which will be the second LFA event to take place in the state of Colorado. It will also be the tenth LFA event to take place after the strategic merger between leading developmental organizations Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) and Legacy Fighting Championship (Legacy FC). The main event of LFA 10 will feature the long-awaited showdown between two top middleweights who were originally slated to tangle at LFA 5. The main event of LFA 10 will see undefeated blue-chip prospect Ian Heinisch finally lock horns with Brazilian powerhouse Lucas Rota. LFA 10 – Heinisch vs. Rota takes place Friday, April 21st at the Massari Arena in Pueblo, Colorado. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
Submitted Mar 27, 2017 11:53PM by JLS - 1 comment
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LFA 8: Hamilton vs Bazzi Main Card Line-Up Revealed
Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) CEO Ed Soares announced earlier this month that LFA will host three consecutive weeks of LFA events in April. The first of the three will be LFA 8, which will serve as the first nationally televised MMA event to take place in the state of South Carolina. It will also be the eighth LFA event to take place after the strategic merger between leading developmental organizations Legacy Fighting Championship (Legacy FC) and Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA). The main event of LFA 8 will feature a heated battle between two of the hottest flyweight prospects in the sport. The surging Legacy FC standout Cee Jay “The Autobot” Hamilton will look to defend his southern stomping grounds against unrelenting upstart Jesse Bazzi. LFA 8 – Hamilton vs. Bazzi takes place Friday, April 7th at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
Submitted Mar 27, 2017 10:41PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Bellator signs ranked bantam weight fighter Michael Mcdonald
After asking for and being granted his UFC release Michael"Mayday"Mcdonald has inked an exclusive multi fight deal with Bellator.
Submitted Mar 24, 2017 3:27PM by FKA - 13 comments
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Reza Madadi Ready for Final Bout at UFC Stockholm in May
Reza Madadi is ready to call it a career. However, he wants his last bout to go down on May 28th at the UFC in Stockholm. “I have been in this sport for more than 10 years and have been lucky to compete against the best fighters in the world. Every good story has an end and I have a wish ; that is to fight my last fight and 20th MMA fight at @ufc Sweden, in my hometown Stockholm and in front of my home crowd.” states the Allstars Training Center fighter on his Facebook account. “MAY 28TH, BEAUTIFUL WEATHER IN SWEDEN, SOLD OUT ARENA, WHO IS UP FOR A BATTLE?”
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 3:20AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Sarah Kaufman Defeats Jessica-Rose Clark At Battlefield FC 1 In Seoul
Former Strikeforce champion and UFC contender Sarah Kaufman bounced back from her first two-fight losing streak with a clear-cut decision victory tonight at Battlefield Fighting Championship 1 in Seoul, South Korea. Kaufman defeated Jessica-Rose “Jessy Jess” Clark in the co-main event. Kaufman dominated the first round of tonight’s featured bantamweight bout on the ground after taking Clark down, and she remained in control of the fight on the feet in rounds two and three. After cruising to victory on the scorecards, Kaufman announced plans to compete again for Battlefield FC. Kaufman (18-4-0, 1 ND) landed a punch-kick combo early in the fight and she took Clark (6-4-0, 1 NC) down after catching a body kick. Clark attempted a triangle choke from her back and Kaufman slammed her way free. Clark tried to stand up, but Kaufman kept her pinned down with a front headlock. She took Clark’s back and landed short punches to the sides of her head after sinking in both hooks. Kaufman worked for rear-naked chokes and she finished the round with a series of punches.
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 3:13AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Jeff Monson will face the Russian, who has scored 11-year prison term for murder
Jeff Monson in the next duel will take quite unusual challenge. In the Russian Kursk able to compete because of the representative of the host Maxim Novoselov , who was once sentenced to 14 years in prison for murder, but was paroled after 11 years behind bars. Interestingly was European champion in combat sambo in 2012, was re-arrested for drug smuggling but since April 2016 remain at large. American who delighted in performances for the Russian Federation will face the player who will have a significant advantage of physical conditions. 46-year-old Monson will fight Kursk in his 87-fight MMA career while his rival Novoselov have their account just 5.
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 2:34AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Brave 5 Set For Mumbai, India in April
The fifth installment of Brave Combat Federation will be hosted in Mumbai,India Brave announced this weekend. The event will be held on Saturday, April 22, in The Dome Stadium of National Sports Club of India. The news was released on Saturday, to an expectant crowd of fans and media who were gathered at the press conference following Brave 3: Battle in Brazil which took place in Curitiba. The event in India will be the 3rd Brave CF event outside Bahrain, after two successful Brave events in the Kingdom in 2016. Although the card is yet to be revealed, excitement is building in anticipation of potential bouts to be announced in the coming weeks. Indian talents which have already signed with Brave Combat Federation includes Pawan Maan Singh, Bharat Khandare, Hardeep Rai, Chaitanya Gavali, Gurdarshan Mangat, Abdul Muneer, Atif Mohammad, Mohammed Farhad and Suny Khatri.
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 2:24AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Liverpool Favourite Set For Action At Cage Warriors 82
Liverpool’s Molly McCann now has a confirmed opponent for her hometown bout at Cage Warriors 82, in what will be the biggest night in the promotion’s history. McCann will take on Lacey Schuckman in a 125lb flyweight contest at Liverpool’s Echo Arena in a fight that’s sure to deliver plenty of action. ‘Meatball’ McCann splits her training between Ippon gym, Bournemouth and NextGen in Liverpool that has produced Cage Warriors world champions Paddy Pimblett and Chris Fishgold. She’ll line up with Pimblett for the April 1 card looking to add another win to her pro record.
Submitted Mar 22, 2017 2:05AM by JLS - 2 comments
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WSOF 35 highlights: Champ Blagoy Ivanov pounds out Shawn Jordan (with ref cam!)
Did you miss Saturday’s WSOF 35 event? Check out the highlights from the trio of title fights. WSOF 35 took place at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, N.Y. The main card aired on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie. In the main event, heavyweight champion Blagoy Ivanov needed less than two minutes to stop Shawn Jordan (19-8). It marked his third straight title defense. Here are the highlights:
Submitted Mar 20, 2017 7:38PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Lightweight champ Chris Fishgold out of Cage Warriors 82 fight because of injury
Cage Warriors lightweight champion Chris Fishgold has been pulled from his Cage Warriors 82 fight with Jani Salmi because of injury, the promotion announced today on Twitter. Fishgold (16-1) and Salmi (9-2) were set to meet in the co-main event of Cage Warriors 82, which takes place April 1 at Echo Arena Liverpool in Liverpool. The card streams on UFC Fight Pass. The promotion has not announced a possible replacement bout.
Submitted Mar 20, 2017 7:35PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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ONE: Kings of Destiny Full Fight Card Released
Eduard Folayang has been slated to make the first defense of his lightweight belt at ONE: Kings of Destiny for several weeks now. The Filipino will be fighting Ev Ting. The promotion released on Monday the rest of the nine-fight card, which is set for April 21 in Manila. In the co-main event at the MOA Arena, Kevin Belingon (14-5) faces Toni Tauru (11-4-1). Both men have challenged unsuccessfully for the bantamweight belt, but got their careers back on track with wins toward the tail end of 2016.
Submitted Mar 20, 2017 1:51PM by JLS - 1 comment
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