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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.
Submitted Feb 10, 2010 11:35AM by RhythmAndStyle - 3 comments
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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.
Ex-UFC fighter Jake Rosholt meets Rudy Lindsey at March 6 XFL event
In his first fight since a surprising release from the Ultimate Fighter Championship, Jake Rosholt (6-2) takes on one-time Bellator Fighting Championships fighter Rudy Lindsey (11-9) at a March 6 X-treme Fighting League in Tulsa, Okla. Rosholt's camp today alerted MMAjunkie.com of the booking. Rosholt, a three-time NCAA Division I national wrestling champion and four-time All-American at Oklahoma State, received his UFC walking papers following a November submission loss to Kendall Grove at UFC 106.
Mina Defeats Amasinger To Retain British Title
LONDON – Ultimate Challenge held it’s latest event at the Troxy. Alberto Mina retained his British welterweight title on Saturday with a victory over Dean Amasinger by way of rear naked choke midway through the third round.
Reis Back To Bellator, Wants To Face Soto Again
Bellator Fighting Championships on Monday announced that 9-1 featherweight standout Wilson Reis will return for Bellator’s Season 2 featherweight tournament looking to avenge his Season 1 loss to current Bellator champion Joe Soto.
Japanese star Hidehiko Yoshida announces final MMA bout set for April 25
Former PRIDE fighter and Japanese star Hidehiko Yoshida will fight for the final time on April 25. Yoshida, a 1992 Olympic gold medalist in judo who turned pro in MMA in 2002, will help organize an event called "ASTRA," though no opponent has been announced. The event takes place at the 15,000-seat Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, and features fellow Yoshida Dojo fighters Kazuhiro Nakamura, Tatsunao Nagakura, Michihiro Omigawa and Makoto Takimoto. Opponents also have not been named for those fighters.
Shark Fights 8 results and quick recap: Josh Neer captures welterweight gold in Lubbock
A sold out crowd of 5,000 MMA fans in Lubbock, Texas was treated with an exciting night of action courtesy of Shark Fights 8. Seven of the card's eight bouts ended via submission, KO, or TKO in the first round. The night's main event featured former UFC fighter Josh Neer (27-9-1) battling Anselmo Martinez (7-2) for the promotion's interim welterweight title.
VFC 30 results for 'Night of Champions;' TUF alum Abe Wagner falls in eight seconds
VFC 30: "Night of Champions" didn’t disappoint mixed martial arts (MMA) fans for the quality of fights, but the outcomes weren’t the best for the hometown favorites.There were three titles on the line, as well as two bouts to determine the match up for the 170-pound title fight.
GForce: 'Bad Blood 3' fight results and recap
In the night's main event, Bellator Middleweight Champion Hector Lombard put his 16-fight unbeaten streak on the line against Joey Gorczynski. The card's co-main event featured a lightweight battle between Jorge Masvidal and Luis Palomino.
WEC vet Bryan Baker added to Bellator's second middleweight tourney
With Bellator Fighting Championships middleweight champion Hector Lombard set to defend his belt in 2010, the upstart promotion today announced the second contender in season two's eight-man bracket. Three-time WEC veteran Bryan Baker (11-1 MMA, 1-0 BFC) returns for a second appearance for Bellator, though this time he'll be involved in tournament action. Baker earned a decision win over Matt Horwich in a non-tournament bout at Bellator VIII during the company's inaugural season. "'The Beast' is a dangerous addition to our middleweight tournament," Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney stated in today's official release. "He caught my eye back at Bellator VIII, and I knew then and there that he would make a big impact on our 185-pound challenger tournament."
Tachi Palace Fights' Nam Phan balances fighting aspirations with role model duties
"When I fight, I try to be a role model with the young Asian-Americans around here," Phan recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "When I was brought up, there was no Asian-American role model. There was no one to look up to." Phan is proud of his Vietnamese heritage, and he takes equal pride in helping to guide the youth that live in his predominantly Asian-American neighborhood.
Bellator FC headed to Kansas City with four events in 2010
Under the terms of the agreement, four Bellator MMA events will be staged at the highly popular Kansas City Power & Light District, which is owned and managed by The Cordish Company, a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate known for its tremendously successful development of mixed-use entertainment districts in high-profile destinations throughout the country including Baltimore, Houston, Louisville, Ky., Atlantic City, N.J., Hollywood, Fla., and Charleston, S.C.
Colt Toombs -- Son of 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper -- to Make Pro Debut Thursday
After an unbeaten amateur run, Colt Toombs will make his professional debut on Thursday night in an undercard bout during a Tachi Palace Fights card in Leemore, Calif. Toombs is the son of former professional wrestling great "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. A member of Team Quest, the 20-year-old Toombs went 4-0 in amateur competition as a featherweight, winning twice by TKO, once by submission and once by decision. His last amateur bout was last October. In his pro debut, he'll face Art Becerra, who is 1-1 and last fought in Sept. 2008.
Submitted Feb 4, 2010 8:40AM by emfleek - 3 comments
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Sengoku Raiden Championships 12 matchups include champ Jorge Santiago, Wilson Reis
World Victory Road officials today announced three bouts for their next event, Sengoku Raiden Championships 12, and notable competitors include middleweight title-holder Jorge Santiago and former EliteXC bantamweight champion Wilson Reis. The event, which airs on HDNet in North America, takes place March 7 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. Santiago takes on Mamed Khalidov in a rematch, Reis meets Yuji Hoshino, and Shigeki Osawa meets fellow featherweight Kyung Ho Kang. Sengoku Raiden Championships 12 is WVR's first event of 2010; the promotion hasn't hosted a show since it teamed up with DREAM for the Dec. 31 "Dynamite!! 2009" show.
King of the Cage to air monthly on HDNet
HDNet on Monday announced a multi-year partnership with "Mark Burnett Presents: King of the Cage," in which, under terms of the agreement, the network will feature live "King of the Cage" events every month. The first event will air on HDNet on Friday, Feb. 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET. "King of the Cage and Mark Burnett are pioneers in their respective fields, and we are excited to feature 'Mark Burnett Presents: King of the Cage' on HDNet as part of our commitment to being the home of MMA," said Mark Cuban, Chairman and Co-founder of HDNet. "The award-winning story telling of Mark Burnett will bring the personalities of MMA to life in a way that has never been seen before."
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