Ray Sefo takes temporary leave from WSOF to prepare for 100th pro combat match
Ray Sefo has taken a temporary leave of absence from his job as World Series of Fighting president to focus on his job as World Series of Fighting fighter.
Sefo is scheduled to compete against Dave Huckaba on the Aug. 10 WSOF 4 event in Ontario, California, and the match will be the 100th combat sports bout of his long career.
For a while, it's been his goal to reach triple-digits, and with about a month to go until the opening bell, it's time to get serious in training...
Anthony Johnson vs. Mike Kyle headlines WSOF 5 in Atlantic City
A light-heavyweight bout between Anthony Johnson (15-4) and Mike Kyle (20-9-1) will headline World Series of Fighting's fifth event, officials today announced.
WSOF 5 takes place Sept. 14 at Revel Atlantic City in New Jersey, and the main card airs on NBC Sports Network after online prelims.
Tickets for the event start at $29 and go on sale Friday. It's WSOF's second event at the Atlantic City resort...
Cage Warriors 57, Paul Daley-Lukasz Chlewicki stream Saturday on MMAjunkie.com
As a reminder, you can watch a live and free stream of Saturday's Cage Warriors 57 event on MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
The event features a welterweight headliner between big-show veteran Paul Daley (32-12-2) and Lukasz Chlewicki (10-2-1).
Cage Warriors 57 takes place at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, which hosts its first show since "Cage Warriors 21: Enter the Wolfslair" in 2006. The main card is available in North American on MMAjunkie.com, and on www.cagewarriors.tv elsewhere. Prelims stream on Facebook, though the lineup is subject to change...
Invicta FC 6 bonuses: Penne, Nakamoto, Smith, Maia win awards
Jessica Penne, Miriam Nakamoto, Leslie Smith and Jennifer Maia each took home post-fight bonus awards for their performances at Saturday's Invicta FC 6 card.
Penne picked up the "Submission of the Night" bonus, Nakamoto won "Knockout of the Night," and Smith and Maia were awarded "Fight of the Night." Invicta officials announced the winners following the event, though bonus amounts were not released...
Invicta FC 6 results: Cris 'Cyborg' claims featherweight belt with TKO win
Top women's featherweight fighter Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (12-1) added another belt to her trophy case, as she earned Invicta Fighting Championships' inaugural featherweight belt with a fourth-round stoppage of Marloes Coenen (21-6).
The bout served as the main event of Saturday's "Invicta FC 6: Cyborg vs. Coenen" event, which took place at Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., and aired on pay-per-view.
As expected in the heavily anticipated rematch, Santos fired heavy right hands to open, but Coenen slipped underneath them and moved into the clinch. Santos eventually pulled free from the hold and looked to strike before Coenen brought her back into the position. Santos scored a toss from the hold and looked to unleash strikes, but a game Coenen defended well from her back and earned stand-up. Coenen tried to drag Santos to the floor late in the round, but "Cyborg" defended well and remained on her feet before scoring an impressive suplex late in the opening round...
Invicta FC 6 Weigh-in Results: Marloes Coenen vs. Cris Cyborg II Officially Set
-Marlose Coenen (145) vs. Cris Cyborg (144.9)
-Ayaka Hamasaki (115.3) vs. Claudia Gadelha (114.5)
-Sarah D’Alelio (134.8) vs. Lauren Taylor (134.8)
-Leslie Smith (125.1) vs. Jennifer Maia (124.6)
-Jessica Penne (106.1) vs. Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc (105.7)
-Joanne Calderwood (115.7) vs. Norma Rueda Center (115.8)
-Bec Hyatt (115.5) vs. Mizuki Inoue (113.3)
-Miriam Nakamoto (135.5) vs. Duda ankovich(134.7)
-Rose Namajunas (14.7) vs. Tecia Torres (115.6)
-Ediane Gomes (149) vs. Tamikka Brents (155.1)
-Ashley Cummins (115.9) vs. Emily Kagan (115.3)
-Mollie Estes (144.7) vs. Veronica Rothenhausler (deemed medically unfit to compete)
-Cassie Robb (105.8) vs. Livia Von Plettenberg (113)
*Plettenberg has two hours to make the weight limit. She came in seven pounds overweight.
*Brents has two hours to make the catchweight of 151 pounds.
*Jessica Penne has two hours to cut the .1 pound she weighed in over weight.
Evolved and Educated, Marloes Coenen Ready for Cris Cyborg Rematch at Invicta FC 6
While it’s been seven months since her last fight, former Strikeforce women’s 145-pound champion Marloes “Rumina” Coenen is not worried about the layoff.
“My entire career has been time off over and over again. It was always hard for me to get fights, so for me it’s no problem,” Coenen told MMAWeekly.com.
“I’ve been setting up my own gym in Amsterdam and then training in the East Netherlands. In preparation for this fight, I stayed with my parents for weeks so I could be focused and train a lot with my time.”
Nick Diaz pays final installment of UFC 143 fine, CSAC awaits WAR MMA paperwork
Nick Diaz is settled up with the Nevada State Athletic Commission but still owes California following his first venture as an MMA promoter.
Diaz recently paid $19,500 to the NSAC in the third and final installment of a $79,500 bill owed to the commission for his second marijuana suspension, NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer wrote in an email to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
However, he has yet to submit a final report and pay taxes to the California State Athletic Commission for War MMA, which took place June 22 in his home town of Stockton, Calif...
With Charmaine Tweet out, Ediane Gomes meets Tamikka Brents at Invicta FC 6
Just three days before its next event, Invicta Fighting Championships has seen another change to its card.
Visa issues will force Canadian fighter Charmaine Tweet (4-3) out of her featherweight fight against Ediane Gomes (10-2) on the main card of Invicta FC 6. Stepping in to face Gomes will be Tamikka Brents (2-0). Promotion officials late Wednesday confirmed a report of the injury from MMARising.com...
Paul Buentello headlines Legacy FC 22 in Lubbock, Texas
Texas native Paul Buentello will try to make it four straight when he headlines Legacy FC 22 in front of his home crowd later this summer.
Buentello (32-15) meets Marcus Sursa (12-8) in a light heavyweight bout to headline the Aug. 23 show in Lubbock, Texas. Legacy Fighting Championship officials recently announced the show, which will have a six-fight main card that airs live on AXS TV...
Showtime interested in MMA return – and eyeing Invicta Fighting Championships
Showtime might be interested in getting back in the MMA business, and if it is it may already have picked a top draft pick to partner with.
Showtime Sports Executive Vice President and General Manager Stephen Espinoza earlier this week, according to a report from FOX Sports Latino, said the premium cable network would consider a return to broadcasting MMA – and likes Invicta Fighting Championships as a possible promotion to team up with.
Showtime most recently broadcast MMA in January with Strikeforce's final card, which took place in Oklahoma City. After that, Strikeforce was folded into the UFC...
Tyrone Spong-Angel DeAnda Added to WSOF 4 Bill
World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo will compete for the first time in more than two years when the former kickboxing standout meets fellow heavyweight Dave Huckaba on Aug. 10 at WSOF 4.
“This will be, without a doubt, our finest event to date in terms of the talent lined up from top to bottom,” Sefo stated in an official release. “As a promoter, I am extremely proud of this fight card.”
In addition to Sefo’s clash with Huckaba, the event will also see kickboxing ace Tyrone Spong do battle with Angel DeAnda at 205 pounds, while UFC veteran Tyson Griffin locks horns with ex-Strikeforce talent Gesias Cavalcante at lightweight. WSOF 4 take place at Citizens Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif., and airs live on NBC Sports Network.