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Tyrone Spong announces he has retired from kickboxing
(mmafighting.com)
Tyrone Spong discusses his future in combat sports, why he has left kickboxing, his deal with WSOF, and much more.
Submitted Apr 15, 2016 5:06AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports
 
Ben Askren eyeing retirement at conclusion of ONE contract
(mmafighting.com)
Ben Askren is one of the best fighters in the world. And we may never get to see him match up with his elite peers. The ONE Championship welterweight champ said he will likely retire at the end of his current contract, which has six fights remaining. Askren will defend his belt against Nikolay Aleksakhin in the main event of ONE: Global Rivals on Friday in the Philippines. "I've got six fights left with ONE," Askren told MMA Fighting. "Then I told them, it's not a guarantee I'll be done, but I think there's a high likelihood that after those six fights I'll be calling it a day."
Submitted Apr 14, 2016 3:38PM by tildengolfer - 15 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Don’t blame my son for killing his MMA opponent
(nypost.com)
Here's why I wanted to post this. Many media outlets are putting a bad spin on this. Obviously it's a bad and sad situation, but I get really pissed when they keep saying "he punched him to death inside the cage". That makes it seem like he died in the cage as the guy was punching him. The simple wording is giving MMA a bad rep. and people against it will jump on it etc. When it happens in boxing you don't read "he was punched to death in the ring"
Submitted Apr 13, 2016 4:28PM by tallica62 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Shooto Champ Yutaka Saito, Caol Uno Get Opponents for ‘Fight & Mosh’ Card
(sherdog.com)
Reigning Shooto 145-pound champion Yutaka Saito and onetime UFC contender Caol Uno will square off against American foes later this month in Chiba, Japan. Shooto on Tuesday announced that Saito has been paired with CFFC titleholder Bill Algeo, while Uno will meet muay Thai practitioner Jason Childers. Both bouts are set for three five-minute rounds and will be contested at 145 pounds. The matchups are part of the Shooto-produced “Fight & Mosh” event which takes place April 23 at Maihama Amphitheater in Urayasu, Chiba. Two world titles will be on the line that evening, with 125-pound ace Masaaki Sugawara defending against Hiromasa Ogikubo, and Koshi Matsumoto facing Yuki Kawana for the vacant 155-pound strap.
Submitted Apr 13, 2016 5:11AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Heavyweight MMA fighter William Penn passes away at 32
(https:)
Heavyweight MMA fighter William Penn has passed away at age 32, according to multiple reports. Penn apparently suffered a heart attack over the weekend and passed away shortly thereafter. Penn was a native of Detroit, Michigan, and competed in 17 professional MMA bouts. He was a veteran of Bellator, King of the Cage, NAAFS, Driven MMA, Hoosier Fight Club, Inoki Genome Fight, and more. Always willing to fight the toughest opposition possible, he competed against........
Submitted Apr 12, 2016 3:00PM by postman - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
 
Niklas Bäckström Makes BAMMA Debut in June
(mmaviking.com)
Swede Niklas Bäckström has booked his next bout, and it will be with the UK based BAMMA promotion. “I am delighted to get the opportunity to sign with Europe’s leading MMA promotion. The talent within the BAMMA Featherweight division is unbelievable and there are no easy fights in this promotion. However, I believe in my abilities 100% and can’t wait to put on a show for the MMA fans across Europe.” says the Allstars Training Center fighter to the promotion upon the announcement first published by MMA Latest.
Submitted Apr 12, 2016 12:46PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Monson reveals Taktarov match-up is a parody fight: 'This is like a WWE thing'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Jeff Monson revealed that his scheduled match-up against Oleg Taktarov is a parody bout that has been misreported by the media. Last week, a match-up between Jeff Monson and UFC 6 tournament winner Oleg Taktarov was announced by various Russian outlets. However, the articles failed to mention that the contest was not a real MMA fight, but a "parody" fight done for entertainment purposes. According to Monson, his match with Taktarov will resemble a professional wrestling bout with a scripted storyline. "This is fun. This is like a WWE thing," Monson told BloodyElbow. "We're going to get there in a couple of days early and script it; get the audience involved. It is nothing more than that.
Submitted Apr 12, 2016 12:45PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF 31 main card finalized with John Howard, Luis Palomino, Chris Barnett, others
(mmajunkie.com)
With three new bouts in a trio of weight classes, the main card is set for June’s WSOF 31 event. WSOF officials today confirmed the additions with MMAjunkie. They include welterweights John Howard (23-12) vs. Thiago Meller (20-7), featherweights Luis Palomino (24-12) vs. Sheymon Moraes (8-1), and heavyweights Chris Barnett (14-2) vs. Justin Willis (3-1). WSOF 31 takes place June 17 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The main card airs on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie. The latest WSOF 31 card now includes: Champ Blagoi Ivanov vs. Josh Copeland – for heavyweight title Jason High vs. Mike Ricci John Howard vs. Thiago Meller Sheymon Moraes vs. Luis Palomino Chris Barnett vs. Justin Willis
Submitted Apr 12, 2016 12:06PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Rizin 1 Bout Order Announced; Prochazka vs. Fujita Gets Top Billing Over Wanderlei, Sakuraba
(sherdog.com)
The fight card and bout order have been locked in for Sunday’s Rizin Fighting Federation event in Nagoya, Japan. The main event of Rizin 1 will see New Year’s Eve grand prix runner-up Jiri Prochazka square off against Japanese veteran Kazuyuki Fujita in a 242-pound catchweight fight. The bout structure will follow the Pride FC model, with an opening round of 10 minutes followed by two five-minute rounds. Several other fighters from Rizin’s inaugural events are featured on the main card, with tournament competitor Vadim Nemkov taking on Karl Albrektsson in the light heavyweight co-main event. Lithuanian standout Teodoras Aukstuolis will face recent Fedor Emelianenko opponent Jaideep Singh at a catchweight of 216 pounds, while Brazilian jiu-jitsu star Gabi Garcia will make her sophomore MMA appearance in an open-weight tilt against Russia’s Anna Malyukova.
Submitted Apr 11, 2016 11:42PM by JLS1980 - 7 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA, Other MMA Organizations
 
Venator FC 3 Update: 20-Fight Card Includes 6 Title Bouts, Numerous Big-Show Veterans
(sherdog.com)
Though still more than a month away, the fight card for Venator FC 3 looks to have reached capacity with an enormous 20-bout lineup. Venator Fighting Championship on Monday released an updated bill for the event, which takes place May 21 at PalaSesto in Milan, Italy. Set to headline the show is a welterweight title fight between former World Series of Fighting titlist Rousimar Palhares and Norwegian slugger Emil Weber Meek.
Submitted Apr 11, 2016 1:36PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Christine Stanley, Rachael Ostovich added to Invicta FC 17 card
(mmafighting.com)
Invicta has added a pair of intriguing flyweight bouts to its next card. Christine Stanley will take on Shannon Sinn and Rachael Ostovich meets Ariel Beck at Invicta FC 17 on May 7 in Costa Mesa, Calif., it was announced Friday on Invicta FC Radio. Stanley and Ostovich are two of the promotion's top up-and-coming names at 125 pounds.
Submitted Apr 9, 2016 12:12AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Invicta FC signs top Muay Thai fighter Tiffany Van Soest
(mmafighting.com)
Invicta just dropped a bombshell on the MMA world. Well, a "Time Bomb," that is. Tiffany Van Soest, one of the top female Muay Thai fighters and kickboxers in the world, has signed a deal with Invicta FC, sources told MMA Fighting on Thursday. Van Soest has long spoken about crossing over to MMA and now she'll do so with Invicta, with her debut likely coming this summer. The news comes on the heels of Van Soest signing with GLORY kickboxing, which MMA Fighting reported Wednesday.
Submitted Apr 7, 2016 8:59PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Livia Renata Souza vs Angela Hill Title Fight Added To Invicta FC 17
(mmarising.com)
Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Livia Renata “Livinha” Souza returns to action on May 7th at Invicta Fighting Championships 17 in Costa Mesa, California. The talented and charismatic Souza puts her title on the line against skilled striker Angela “Overkill” Hill in the 115-pound co-main event. Invicta FC officials announced the title tilt today along with four additional matchups. Also at 115 pounds, Deep Jewels champ Mizuki Inoue battles Aline Sério. Tessa “The Typhoon” Simpson takes on fellow Invicta FC debutant Julia “Jewels” Jones in a bout between top atomweight prospects. Souza (9-0-0) earned submission finishes in six of her first seven bouts leading up to her April 2015 Invicta FC debut. Facing off against Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink, Souza secured a fourth-round triangle choke that earned her the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship. Souza endeared herself to fans with her humour and wit following the fight, and she made a successful title defence in January by destroying DeAnna “The Argentine Assassin” Bennett in just 90 seconds. Souza, who hopes to move on to the UFC, puts her Invicta FC title on the line once more in May.
Submitted Apr 7, 2016 5:45AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Kairat Akhmetov vs. Adriano Moraes 2 title fight targeted for summer ONE Championship event
(mmafighting.com)
Adriano Moraes will get his chance to avenge a controversial loss and recapture the ONE Championship belt this summer. "Mikinho", who lost the flyweight championship in a close split decision loss to Kairat Akhmetov in November, will rematch "The Kazakh" when he returns to the cage later this year. "We don’t have a date yet, but it’s on June or July," Moraes’ manager Alex Davis told MMAFighting.com.
Submitted Apr 5, 2016 7:49PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Legacy FC 55 slated for May 13 with Ledet vs. Ritani-Coe, Page vs. Hollis
(mmajunkie.com)
The lineup is set for next month’s Legacy FC 55 event, which is heavy on Houston-area talent. Legacy FC 55 takes place May 13 at Arena Theatre in Houston. The main card airs on AXS TV following untelevised prelims. The Legacy FC 55 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 10 p.m. ET) Justin Ledet vs. Brice Ritani-Coe Flyweight champ Damacio Page vs. Ryan Hollis – non-title bantamweight bout Brandon Farran vs. Isaac Villanueva Roberto Sanchez vs. David Waters Jason Langellier vs. opponent TBA Humberto DeLeon vs. Adrian Yanez Manny Lozoya vs. Dulani Perry PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 8 p.m. ET) Chad Cook vs. Larry Crowe David Armas vs. Charles Cheeks D’Neareon Seymore vs. Mike Trinh C.J. Hancock vs. Ryan Josey
Submitted Apr 5, 2016 12:07PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF 30 salaries range from $130,000 to $500
(mmafighting.com)
David Branch continues to be one of the highest earners outside of the UFC. The two-division World Series of Fighting champion pocketed a $130,000 purse for his middleweight title defense over Clifford Starks at WSOF 30, according to information the Nevada Athletic Commission released Monday to MMA Fighting. Main card (NBC Sports Network) David Branch ($65,000 + $65,000 = $130,000) def. Clifford Starks ($15,000) Jon Fitch ($35,000 + $35,000 = $70,000) def. Joao Zeferino ($15,000) Vinny Magalhaes ($7,000 + $7,000 = $14,000) def. Jake Heun ($10,000) Abu Azaitar ($3,000 + $3,000 = $6,000) def. Danny Davis Jr. ($3,000) Preliminary Card (MMA Fighting) Abubakar Nurmagomedov ($3,500 + $3,500 = $7,000) def. Matt Frincu ($4,000) Rex Harris ($1,500 + $1,500 = $3,000) def. Clinton Williams ($4,000) Steve Kozola ($3,000 + $3,000 = $6,000) def. Matt Church ($1,000) Adam Acquaviva ($2,000 + $2,000 = $4,000) def. Andres Ponce ($800) Zach Bunnell ($500 + $500 = $1,000) def. Jeff Roman ($500)
Submitted Apr 4, 2016 8:44PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Wanderlei Silva to Partner with Kiyoshi Tamura for Rizin Tag Match Against Sakuraba, Tokoro
(sherdog.com)
Former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva will join forces with Japanese MMA pioneer and onetime opponent Kiyoshi Tamura for a tag-team grappling match at this month’s Rizin Fighting Federation event. Rizin officials last week announced that Silva and Tamura will go up against Kazushi Sakuraba and Hideo Tokoro in the submission-only match. Exact rules for the contest have not been revealed. The grappling match will headline Rizin 1, the organization’s first official event following its pair of New Year’s Eve cards. The event takes place April 17 at Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan, and will also feature the likes of Daron Cruickshank, Hisaki Kato and Gabi Garcia.
Submitted Apr 4, 2016 6:10PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Andrea Lee tested positive for banned diuretics before Invicta FC 16 loss to D'Alelio
(mmajunkie.com)
Prior to a submission loss earlier this month at Invicta FC 16, Andrea Lee tested positive for a banned diuretic and has been temporarily suspended. Invicta FC announced the news Thursday night in the form of a statement of the fighter’s positive test after Lee’s (4-2) loss to Sarah D'Alelio (9-6) in Las Vegas, which was overseen by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 10:40PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Nah-Shon Burrell heavy, so CES MMA 34 fight with champ Chris Curtis now non-title bout
(mmajunkie.com)
Friday’s CES MMA 34 main event no longer will be a title fight thanks to the challenger coming in too heavy. UFC, Bellator and Strikeforce veteran Nah-Shon Burrell (12-6) was set to challenger welterweight champion Chris Curtis (13-4) for the title in the event’s headliner. But Burrell came in heavy at 176 pounds, forcing the fight into a non-title bout. CES MMA 34 weigh-in results included: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 9 p.m. ET) Champ Chris Curtis (174) vs. Nah-Shon Burrell (176) – non-title catchweight fight Kenny Foster (149) vs. Calvin Kattar (150) Johnny Campbell (134) vs. Matthew Lozano (131) Kevin Haley (204) vs. Steve Skrzat (203) Leon Davis (155) vs. Lorawnt-T Nelson (153) PRELIMINARY CARD (Untelevised, 7 p.m. ET) Luay Ashkar (126) vs. Carlos Candelario (125) Mike Maldonado (147) vs. George Nassar (156) Anton Berzin (205) vs. Matt Thompson (203) Merab Dualishuili (136) vs. Geoffrey Then (134) Gavin Nickel (261) vs. Dan Randall (237)
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 10:36PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Tonya Evinger defends 135 title vs. Colleen Schneider in Invicta FC 17 main event
(mmajunkie.com)
Invicta FC will return to Southern California this spring, and the bantamweight title will be on the line in the main event. Tonya Evinger (16-6), Invicta’s 135-pound champion, will defend her belt for the first time – officially – when she meets Colleen Schneider (10-6) to headline Invicta FC 17. Promotion officials today announced the title fight and card. The card will take place May 7 at The Hangar at OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. That same venue hosted Invicta FC 15 in January. The card will stream on UFC Fight Pass.
Submitted Mar 31, 2016 10:35PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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