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BAMMA 9 – Przemyslaw Mysiala vs. Jason Jones Announced For March 24th Show
(themmanews.com)
Press Release – (Feb 17th.12) BAMMA, Europe’s leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, is proud to announce Przemyslaw ‘Misiek’ Mysiala vs Jason Jones onto the main card for an electric Light Heavyweight clash at BAMMA 9, which takes place on Saturday 24th March at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena. Golden Glory’s judoka, Jason Jones, is hungry to gain a shot at the Light Heavyweight title. Boasting 25 battles and 16 wins, Jones has victories by both knock-out and by submission. Misiek steps into the cage with an equally impressive array of experience and also has 16 wins to his name, but just 6 losses. Formerly the UK’s number 1 Light Heavyweight, Misiek has had time out due to injury which led to a slide in his ranking. Passionate to win back his former no. 1 position and with a win over Rea under his belt, Misiek has for a long time had his eyes set on Manuwa. This powerful match-up creates desirable opportunities for both fighters.
Submitted Feb 17, 2012 6:01PM by sparky - 1 comment
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cage warriors 45 Saturday February 18, 2012 Main Card Streams Live on MMAjunkie.com Beginning at 2:00PM Eastern
(mmajunkie.com)
last weeks card was pretty good and the stream was good quality, can't beat free! also the prelims are on facebook. Cheers!
Submitted Feb 17, 2012 3:34PM by machodog76 - 3 comments
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Babalu’ Sobral To Face Steve Bosse This May At “Instinct MMA 4?
(themmanews.com)
Press Release – MONTREAL (QUEBEC) February 16th, 2012 – The moment MMA fans have been waiting for is just months away as bout agreements were signed earlier this week for the long anticipated return to the cage of one of the country’s most popular fighters, STEVE “THE BOSS” BOSSE (9-1; 7 KO, 1 SUB). However, there will be no tune-up fight as part of this comeback as Bosse will be stepping into the cage with former world champion RENATO “BABALU” SOBRAL (36-9; 9 KO, 14 SUB) in the main event of Instinct 4 this May in Montreal. We last saw Bosse in action last October as he sent world-renowned striker Houston Alexander crashing to the mat with a vicious elbow to the head, securing a knockout victory in the main event of Instinct 1. It was without a doubt the greatest night of his career, but the win came with a hefty price: a broken hand that would keep him out of action for over 6 months, halting his momentum. With surgery and therapy behind him, “The Boss” is now ready to return home to the cage. Bosse is a fan favorite who never backs down and he knew that in order to continue his climb up the world rankings, there was only one way to go about it: put his incredible 7-fight win streak on the line against the best light heavyweight available. His request was fulfilled as Brazilian Renato Sobral jumped at the opportunity to come to Canada for this fight.
Submitted Feb 17, 2012 12:48PM by sparky - 5 comments
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Two New Fights Added To The Score Fighting Series
(themmanews.com)
Two New Fights Featuring Local Athletes Added to The Score Fighting Series March 16th event in Hamilton - Shane Campbell vs. Derek Boyle in a lightweight matchup - Ryan Dickson vs. Chris St. Jean in a welterweight scrap Press Release – TORONTO, February 16th, 2012 – The Score Fighting Series has announced two additional bouts for its Friday, March 16th event at Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, Ontario. World Muay Thai champion Shane Campbell of Stoney Creek will face off with fellow power striker Derek Boyle of Lethbridge, Alberta at lightweight (155 pounds) and unbeaten prospect Ryan Dickson (2-0) of Hamilton will duke it out with Chris St. Jean (5-3) of Ottawa at welterweight (170 pounds). The matchup between Campbell (5-1) and Boyle (7-5), both winners of four of their last five fights, pits two of Canada’s most exciting, young, up-and-coming strikers against one another.
Submitted Feb 17, 2012 12:46PM by sparky - 1 comment
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Legacy Fighting Championships signs Robert Drysdale to multi-fight deal
(mmajunkie.com)
Legacy Fighting Championships has signed jiu-jitsu ace Robert Drysdale to a multi-fight deal. Legacy promoter Mick Maynard today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) about the signing. Although an opponent hasn't been finalized for the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, Drysdale is expected to debut at the organization's Legacy Fighting Championships 11 event, which airs live on HDNet. The show takes place May 11 at Houston's Arena Theater. Featherweights Chad Robichaux and Joseph Sandoval also are booked to fight at the show.
Submitted Feb 16, 2012 11:12PM by sparky - 4 comments
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ROBERT EMERSON-SAVANT YOUNG, FRANCISCO RIVERA-ANTONIO DUARTE ADDED TO TPF 12 LINEUP
(sherdog.com)
Two more bouts have been added to the bill for Tachi Palace Fights 12 “Second Coming.” Tachi Palace Entertainment Coordinator Jeremy Luchau Monday told Sherdog.com that a 150-pound catchweight bout between Robert Emerson and Savant Young and a bantamweight clash between Francisco Rivera and Antonio Duarte will take place on the March 9 card. Going down at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif., TPF 12 is highlighted by a bantamweight tilt between WEC veteran Casey Olson and recent TPF 135-pound title challenger Cody Gibson. Georgi Karakhanyan will defend his welterweight strap against Micah Miller in another featured attraction.
Submitted Feb 13, 2012 6:33PM by sparky - 1 comment
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Ryan McGillivray vs. Nathan Coy welterweight title fight to headline MFC 33 on May 4
(prommanow.com)
Twenty-five-year-old Edmonton, Alberta native and TUF 13 veteran Ryan “The Kid” McGillivray (12-5-1) will face 33-year-old American Top Team member Nathan “Soulforce” Coy (10-4) for the Maximum Fighting Championship vacant welterweight title on Friday, May 4 in the MFC 33 main event. Maximum Fighting Championship confirmed the match-up and event details Sunday via press release. “MFC 33: Collision Course” will take place at the Mayfield Conference Centre in McGillivray’s hometown of Edmonton and will air live on HDNet. McGillivray and Coy both secured their shot at the title with victories at MFC 32 in January; McGillivray with a third round submission of Diego Bautista and Coy with a unanimous decision win over Dhiego Lima.
Submitted Feb 12, 2012 8:41PM by sparky - 0 comments
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‘Kong’ Watson To Face Jack Marshan In BAMMA 9 Main Event
(themmanews.com)
Europe’s leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, is excited to announce that BAMMA-Lonsdale’s British Middleweight Champion, Jack Marshman, is set to challenge Tom ‘Kong’ Watson for the BAMMA World Middleweight belt at BAMMA 9. BAMMA 9 takes place on Saturday 24th March at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena. BAMMA’s Middleweight champs have made waves as two of the promotion’s most iconic faces. Etched into UK mainstream memory as the man who beat Alex Reid at BAMMA 4, World Middleweight Champ Tom Watson is known by fight fans for his catalogue of tough victories over fighters that include the UFC’s John Maguire at BAMMA 1 and Maurilo Rua whom he famously blasted into retirement at BAMMA 6. BAMMA-Lonsdale’s British Middleweight Champion and serving British Armed Forces Afghan vet, Jack Marshman comes into the fight undefeated with a record of 10-0-0. Marshman wowed audiences at BAMMA 7 with his tremendous heart, after he came back from a sustained Ground ‘n’ Pound battering at the hands of Carl Noon, turning fortune around at the final hour to secure an unforgettable victory. Marshman went on to a three round war at BAMMA 8 in which he defeated title challenger Leeroy Barnes, who will be also fighting at BAMMA 9 against Nick Nembhard. The clash between BAMMA’s World Middleweight and British Middleweight champions is bound to have fight fans on the edge of their seats.
Submitted Feb 10, 2012 9:24AM by sparky - 2 comments
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XFC 16 weigh-in results and photos: All but one make weight
(prommanow.com)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) was on hand for today’s XFC 16: High Stakes official fighter weigh-ins at the Knoxville Marriott where every fighter except for Daniel Crockett made weight for Friday’s event. Crockett, who came in at more than two-and-a-half pounds overweight, chose not to attempt to cut the excess weight and therefore will have $200 ($100 per pound) deducted from his fight purse and given to his opponent Shane Machette. Headlined by a bout between Drew Fickett and Jamie Varner, XFC 16: High Stakes will take place on Friday, February 10 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. The non-televised preliminary card kicks off at 7 p.m. ET and will be followed by the main card at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) LIVE on HDNet.
Submitted Feb 10, 2012 9:16AM by sparky - 2 comments
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Score Fighting Series Officially Adds Top Bantamweight Fight
(topmmanews.com)
A showdown between two of Canada’s top bantamweights (135 pounds) – undefeated Stoney Creek sensation Josh Hill (7-0) and rising star Eric Wilson (5-1) from Saskatoon – has been added to The Score Fighting Series (SFS) event at the Hamilton Place Theatre on Friday, March 16th. Additionally, a lightweight (155 pounds) matchup between unbeaten Jason Meisel (2-0) of Caledonia and Mike Sledzion (3-2) of Barrie; a featherweight (145 pounds) battle between Lyndon Whitlock (5-2) of Hamilton and Cory Houston (4-1) of Winnipeg; and a heavyweight (max 265 pounds) clash between John Macphearson (1-1) of Hamilton and Craig “War Dog” Hudson (1-1) of Brantford, have all been confirmed for the event lineup. A marquee lightweight matchup between UFC and PRIDE veteran and Xtreme Couture team member John “The Natural” Alessio (33-14) and Strikeforce and WEC veteran and Team Quest member “Diamond” Ryan Healy (19-9-1) was the first fight confirmed for the event.
Submitted Feb 9, 2012 6:14PM by sparky - 2 comments
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BAMMA 9: Marshman vs. Watson set for March 24th
(prommanow.com)
(Feb. 9, 2012) BAMMA, Europe’s leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, is excited to announce that BAMMA-Lonsdale’s British Middleweight Champion, Jack Marshman, is set to challenge Tom ‘Kong’ Watson for the BAMMA World Middleweight belt at BAMMA 9. BAMMA 9 takes place on Saturday 24th March at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena. BAMMA’s Middleweight champs have made waves as two of the promotion’s most iconic faces. Etched into UK mainstream memory as the man who beat Alex Reid at BAMMA 4, World Middleweight Champ Tom Watson is known by fight fans for his catalogue of tough victories over fighters that include the UFC’s John Maguire at BAMMA 1 and Maurilo Rua whom he famously blasted into retirement at BAMMA 6. BAMMA-Lonsdale’s British Middleweight Champion and serving British Armed Forces Afghan vet, Jack Marshman comes into the fight undefeated with a record of 10-0-0. Marshman wowed audiences at BAMMA 7 with his tremendous heart, after he came back from a sustained Ground ‘n’ Pound battering at the hands of Carl Noon, turning fortune around at the final hour to secure an unforgettable victory. Marshman went on to a three round war at BAMMA 8 in which he defeated title challenger Leeroy Barnes, who will be also fighting at BAMMA 9 against Nick Nembhard. The clash between BAMMA’s World Middleweight and British Middleweight champions is bound to have fight fans on the edge of their seats.
Submitted Feb 9, 2012 6:12PM by sparky - 0 comments
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Andreas Kraniotakes vs. Dmitry Poberezhets headlines Cage Warriors 46 on Feb. 23
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight matchup featuring Andreas Kraniotakes (12-5) against Dmitry Poberezhets (10-4-1) headlines this month's Cage Warriors 46 event in Kiev, Ukraine. Cage Warriors officials recently announced the Feb. 23 bout, which streams live on MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). While the lineup is still being finalized, Phil Harris (19-9) vs. Remi Morvan (8-6) also takes place at Cage Warriors 46. Cage Warriors 46 marks the third event for the promotion in a 13-day span that begins with this weekend's Cage Warriors Fight Night 3 event, which also streams live on MMAjunkie.com. The hosting venue for the fight has yet to be announced.
Submitted Feb 9, 2012 11:30AM by sparky - 0 comments
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Asian MMA Update: Phil Baroni To Serve As Color Commentator On Sapp vs. Thompson, ROAD FC 6 Fight Videos
(bloodyelbow.com)
Remember Super Fight League, that show in India to be headlined by Bob Sapp vs. James Thompson? They're promising to be a different mix of spectacle and sport, and while one would think that they've already accomplished that with their headliner, it looks like there's a lot more planned for the event. MMA isn't as popular in India as it is on other Asian countries, but the show, which will be run by millionaire tycoon Raj Kundra, actor Sanjay Dutt, and MMA agent Ken Pavia, will have different ways to gather in the crowd. They will have eight fights, but to start the show, they'll be having concerts from popular musicians in India to draw the crowd in. Another strategy they're taking is to have celebrities, personalities and popular fighters on the event. One of those personalities, as BloodyElbow.com has learned through sources close to the situation, is the "New York Bad Ass" Phil Baroni, who will be returning to the commentator's booth and will be calling the action for the March 11 event.
Submitted Feb 8, 2012 8:50PM by sparky - 1 comment
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Cirkunov Heads South For Next Fight
(topmmanews.com)
Canada’s 8th ranked Light Heavyweightwill head south of the border for his next fight as Misha Cirkunov (5-1) will challenge Aaron “Tex” Johnson (9-9) at KO Kings in Atlanta, Georgia on March 17. Tap Star product Cirkunov last fought this past December and earned a unanimous decision victory over prospect Ali Mokdad at the Score Fighting Series’ Meltdown in the Valley. A ground specialist Cirkunov holds many accolades on the national grappling scene including Canadian Junior National Judo Champion, two-time Canadian Junior National Freestyle Wrestling Champion, Canadian Junior National Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion and North American ADCC Trials Champion. In only 2 years in the sport this Jiu Jitsu phenom holds notable wins over Ricardo Francois and Ion Cherdivara and has shown great strides in pick up the striking aspect of MMA developing a solid jab and much better footwork.
Submitted Feb 8, 2012 8:43PM by sparky - 1 comment
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Chase Gormley vs. Brandon Sayles completes Friday's XFC 16 event
(mmajunkie.com)
Two-time UFC veteran Chase Gormley (7-4) has agreed to fill the final open slot on Friday's XFC 16 event and now meets Brandon Sayles (2-0) in a super heavyweight contest. The two meet on the main card of the Xtreme Fighting Championships' event. Featuring a lightweight bout between former WEC champ Jamie Varner and UFC veteran Drew Fickett, "XFC 16: High Stakes," takes place Feb. 10 at Knoxville Civic Auditorium-Coliseum in Tennessee. The main card airs live on HDNet. Gormley seeks his first win since May 2010. The Californian is best known for a two-fight octagon stint that featured losses to Brendan Schaub and Stefan Struve. He's since gone 1-2 on the regional scene, defeating Ryan Fortin in his first post-UFC fight before losing to Beau Tribolet and Mike Whitehead.
Submitted Feb 8, 2012 8:41PM by sparky - 0 comments
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Terry Martin replaces injured Jeremy Hamilton at Superior Cage Combat 4
(mmajunkie.com)
Hard-hitting UFC and Strikeforce veteran Terry Martin (22-9) will step in on short notice for an injured Jeremy Hamilton (8-0) and face middleweight prospect Tim Ruberg at this month's Superior Cage Combat 4 event in Las Vegas. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the change, and an official announcement is expected shortly. Featuring a main event between UFC veterans Kendall Grove (13-9) and Jay Silva (7-5), "SCC 4: Grove vs. Silva" takes place Feb. 16 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. Broadcast plans for the event are expected to be announced shortly.
Submitted Feb 6, 2012 8:39AM by sparky - 0 comments
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Predator Côté Heads To Brazil For Next Fight
(topmmanews.com)
With the door back to the UFC still not open to him, former Middleweight title contender Patrick Côté (16-7) is headed south for his next bout. He’ll face Gustavo ‘Ximu’ Machado (22-8-1) March 31 on the Amazon Forest Combat (AFC) 2 main card in Manaus, Brazil. The match-up, first reported by Tatame, was subsequently confirmed to Top MMA News by Côté. Best known for having his right knee give out against Anderson Silva in 2008, the soon to be 32 year-old Côté has been unwavering in his resolve for a third shot in the UFC. Since being cut for the second time in late 2010, the Predator has won three straight.
Submitted Feb 5, 2012 5:05PM by sparky - 5 comments
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Olson Cuts to Bantamweight, Meets Gibson in TPF 12 Headliner
(sherdog.com)
WEC veteran Casey Olson will return to the cage after nearly two years on the shelf, dropping to bantamweight to take on Cody Gibson in the main event of Tachi Palace Fights 12. Tachi Palace Entertainment Coordinator Jeremy Luchau notified Sherdog.com of the development on Friday. TPF 12 takes place March 9 at the Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore, Calif. “Second Coming” will also feature a featherweight title defense from Georgi Karakhanyan, as “Insane” squares off with Micah Miller.
Submitted Feb 3, 2012 6:35PM by sparky - 0 comments
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Titan Fighting 21: Jorge Santiago vs Leonardo Pecanha booked for March 2 in Kansas City
(mmamania.com)
Deerfield Beach, FL - Authentic Sports Management today announced that its own former UFC middleweight and Sengoku Champion "The Sandman" Jorge Santiago will take on former Bellator competitor and fellow Brazilian Leonardo Pecanha as the main event of Titan Fighting Championship's March 2 card in Kansas City, Kansas. "Titan Fighting 21" will take place inside Memorial Hall and HDNet will deliver the entire main card live starting at 9:00 p.m. ET. "I can't wait to fight for Titan on March 2nd and to show everybody that "The Sandman" is back and more dangerous than ever before," said Santiago. "I train with the best coaches and some of the best fighters in the world, I've never felt better or more ready, and at Titan Fighting 21 I'm going to make a fight nobody will forget - especially Leonardo Pecanha."
Submitted Feb 3, 2012 3:42PM by sparky - 1 comment
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Former MFC Champ McKee disputes decision to drop Contract, Claims Health Issues Prevented Him From Making Wieght
(sherdog.com)
The Maximum Fighting Championship recently announced that lightweights Antonio McKee and Brian Cobb were released by the Canadian promotion for missing weight prior to their MFC 32 title bout. McKee officially tipped the scales seven pounds over the contracted 155-pound limit. As a result, his planned lightweight title defense was downgraded to a non-title catchweight affair, and he was stripped of the belt by the organization prior to the contest. “I was thoroughly disgusted by the lack of professionalism that Antonio McKee showed towards the belt he was scheduled to defend as well as the Maximum Fighting Championship as an organization,” said MFC President Mark Pavelich in an official statement released Tuesday. McKee earned a unanimous decision victory over Cobb at the Jan. 27 event, which aired live on HDNet from the Mayfield Inn Trade and Convention Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. “It was unacceptable behavior for a champion to demonstrate. On top of that, Antonio never really apologized for missing weight that badly. That was the end of things for him with the MFC,” Pavelich continued. “That’s why he was stripped of his belt immediately and told that he would never fight in the MFC again. I hope it’s a message to all the other fighters in the MFC.” McKee, however, sees the situation differently. According to the former champion, both Pavelich and Cobb knew McKee would miss weight due to illness. McKee says he and his camp made the conscious decision to “not push the envelope” and try to make weight, as the fighter was experiencing severe lightheadedness and stomach pains. “[Pavelich] knew I wasn’t going to make weight before the fight because I told him I wasn’t going to make weight. I was sick. I had f---ing kidney issues. My stomach was messed up. They already knew that,” McKee told Sherdog.com on Wednesday. ................................ In my opinion this calls into question the whole practice of cutting weight. I have no sympathy for guys who miss weight due to "health issues." If you can't consistently make a weight cut in good health, you need to be fighting at a higher weight class. I think they should institute a policy of multiple weigh ins to prevent this sort of drastic cutting. It isn't good for fighters. What happened to safety first?
Submitted Feb 1, 2012 9:03PM by bjj1605 - 6 comments
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