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Phil Baroni vs. Nick Nolte (Not The Actor) Added To Titan FC 17
(mmajunkie.com)
After a recent UFC release, veteran Phil Baroni returns to the cage on March 25 to take on Nick Nolte at Titan Fighting Championships 17. Officials today announced the middleweight fight. The event, which airs live on HDNet, takes place at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan., the usual home for Titan events. Baroni, whom the UFC release following a Jan. 1 loss to Brad Tavares, is stuck in a three-fight losing skid and his lost six of his past nine fights, which included stints with Strikeforce, EliteXC and Cage Rage. But in early January, Titan officials announced they had signed the notable to a multi-fight deal. Nolte (not the actor), a Kansas City-area fighter, went 7-3 as an amateur before making his pro MMA debut in early 2009. The one-time Strikeforce and Bellator fighter recently scored a second-round submission victory over Lee Werr at a regional event in Kansas.
Submitted Feb 8, 2011 10:14AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bellator Adds Nazareno Malegarie, Featherweight With MMA's Best Record
(mmafighting.com)
The fighter with the best record in mixed martial arts is heading to Bellator and ready to enter the promotion's Season 4 featherweight tournament. Nazareno Malegarie, who has built up a 19-0 record while fighting for Brazilian promotions, is now ready to fight in the United States, Bellator announced Monday. "I'm just very excited to finally have the chance to show fans in the United States what I'm capable of," Malegarie said in a statement. "Signing with Bellator was very important for me, and I'm ready to prove myself."
Submitted Feb 1, 2011 12:25PM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Titan Fighting Championships 16 results
(mmajunkie.com)
The win streak is over. Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia, who had put together a respectable four-fight run heading into Friday's Titan Fighting Championship 16 event, lasted just 32 seconds against "The Ultimate Fighter 10" cast member Abe Wagner. The super heavyweight matchup served as the main event of Friday night's HDNet-broadcast event, which took place at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. Wagner's speed advantage was evident in the opening seconds, and he looked to pepper Sylvia with strikes on multiple levels as he retreated and stayed away from his opponent's length. Then a right hand brought about the beginning of the end.
Submitted Jan 29, 2011 12:37AM by Kpro - 12 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ricco Rodriguez to Face James McSweeney at BAMMA 5
(mmafighting.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez will meet The Ultimate Fighter 10 contestant James McSweeney at BAMMA 5 on Feb. 26 in Manchester, England, the promotion announced Wednesday. Rodriguez will look to extend his 10-fight win streak at the UK-based event, which will be headlined by Strikeforce contender Paul Daley vs. DEEP champion Yuya Shirai for the vacant BAMMA welterweight strap.
Submitted Jan 26, 2011 10:11AM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jens Pulver Out to 'Rebuild' After Ending Six-Fight Losing Streak
(mmafighting.com)
There's still some fight left in "Lil' Evil." Former UFC lightweight champ Jens Pulver (23-14-1) this past Saturday submitted Mike Lindquist with a first-round rear-naked choke at an XFO event in Woodstock, Ill., snapping a six-fight losing streak. It was Pulver's first win in over three years and would have retired had he fallen short against the unheralded fighter (6-20), Pulver said Monday on MMAFighting.com's The MMA Hour.
Submitted Jan 25, 2011 12:52AM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
 
Cote draws Kalib Starnes for Ringside MMA debut in April
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
After a recent announcement regarding Patrick Cote signing with Ringside MMA it appears the former UFC middleweight title-contender now has an opponent and date attached to his forthcoming debut in the Canadian company. According to an official press release, Cote will fight TUF 3 alum Kalib Starnes on April 9 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.
Submitted Jan 23, 2011 3:54AM by jae_1833 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Questions Linger For Bellator Heading Into Fourth Season
(mmapayout.com)
Last month, Bellator announced a 3-year TV deal with MTV2 TV, claiming the event as a turning point for the promotion. As they head into their 4th season, there are still a few aspects of the deal that weren’t clear, mainly pertaining to time-slot, production, profitability, and future sustainability. One aspect that was still not finalized when the deal was announced was Bellator’s broadcast team for next season. Many claim their two man booth, consisting of Jimmy Smith and Sean Wheelock, has been one of the best around MMA for the past few seasons, which made it seem like a pretty sure bet both men were coming back, but in this interview performed by MMATorch, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney expressed some doubt about the situation back in December...
Submitted Jan 17, 2011 10:51AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Hieron and Carl complete Bellator's Welterweight tourney, meet on March 5th
(mmajunkie.com)
As expected, Bellator Fighting Championships signee Jay Hieron (19-4 MMA, 0-0 BFC) has will take part in the promotion's upcoming season-four welterweight tournament. So will three-time Bellator veteran Steve Carl (11-2 MMA, 2-1 BFC). MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to both fighters that Hieron and Carl will fill the final two spots of Bellator's 170-pound tournament and will face each other on March 5 at an event yet to be announced.
Submitted Jan 16, 2011 2:29AM by pmoney - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jens Pulver wants to give it one more shot so he can 'retire the right way'
(mmamania.com)
The sad tale of once great UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver will continue when he fights at XFO 38 on Jan. 22 against Mike Lindquist in Woodstock, Illinois. When looking at the current state of affairs for the longtime veteran, one can't help but wonder -- why continue? Why keep fighting after eight losses in his last nine fights and six in a row? Well, Pulver tells MMAFighting.com that he's not okay with ending his once proud career with that many consecutive losses.
Submitted Jan 16, 2011 2:03AM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
 
Jens Pulver in main event of XFO 38, Jan. 22
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver (22-14-1) will whet his appetite for an expected March fight with another booking later this month just outside of Chicago. Now-featherweight Pulver is set to headline XFO 38 opposite Mike Lindquist (6-19) on Jan. 22 at the Woodstock Harley Davidson in Woodstock, Ill. It's the former champ's second fight since being released from the now-defunct WEC following a stretch of five losses.
Submitted Jan 12, 2011 6:52PM by pmoney - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
 
Bellator Makes Hornbuckle, Hawn, and Weedman Official For Season 4 Welterweights
(mmaweekly.com)
Another welterweight tournament is quickly becoming one of the focal points of Bellator’s fourth season in operation. Built primarily on its multi-event, tournament format, Season 4 will introduce the third edition of Bellator’s 170-pound bracket, searching for a contender to current champion Ben Askren.
Submitted Jan 8, 2011 10:45AM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Undefeated Nazareno Malegarie signs with Bellator Fighting Championships
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator Fighting Championships has signed top featherweight prospects Nazareno Malegarie (19-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC). MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed with sources close to the fighter that Malegarie has signed with the Chicago-based promotion. The signing was first reported by Sherdog.com. Sources indicated Malegarie is targeted for a featherweight tournament to be held this year, though it is currently unclear if the undefeated Ataque Dupio product will compete in a season-four bracket or a potential season-five tournament to be held later this year.
Submitted Jan 5, 2011 4:03PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
2 Shine Fights Executives Step Down
(mmajunkie.com)
The burgeoning Shine Fights promotion has lost two of its top officials. COO Jason Chambers and matchmaker Santino DeFranco have resigned from the organization. Chambers joined the promotion soon after the collapse of "Shine Fights: Worlds Collide" and a Din Thomas vs. Ricardo Mayorga headliner. The May show was canceled on the day of the event because of numerous regulatory issues and a contract dispute that halted boxer Mayorga from making his MMA debut. The organization recently announced the signings of fighters such as Rolles Gracie, Mike Ciesnolevicz and Efrain Escudero, but no upcoming shows have been set. The organization is run by Devin Price, a businessman who's the brother of former UFC fighter Dorian Price.
Submitted Jan 3, 2011 3:09PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Gerald Harris and John Dodson among Tachi Palace Fights 9 additions
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC isn't the only organization planning ahead. Tachi Palace Fights has two added two key bouts to a planned May 5 event. Tachi Palace Fights 9 features UFC vet Gerald Harris (17-3 MMA, 0-0 TPF) vs. longtime Strikeforce fighter Anthony Ruiz (25-15 MMA, 2-1 TPF) and top-10 featherweights John Dodson (11-5 MMA, 0-0 TPF) vs. Alexis Vila (8-0 MMA, 1-0 PFC) are both scheduled for the card, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed with the organization.
Submitted Dec 30, 2010 5:52PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Tim Sylvia Replaces Todd Duffee In Titan Fighting 16 Main Event
(mmajunkie.com)
Tim Sylvia officially has replaced fellow UFC vet Todd Duffee and now meets "The Ultimate Fighter 10" cast member Abe Wagner in the headliner of next month's Titan Fighting Championships 16 event. TFC 16 takes place Jan. 28 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. It's the first Titan event slated for an HDNet broadcast. Duffee surrendered the spot after he stepped in as a late addition to Friday's DREAM "Dynamite!! 2010" event, where he meets Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem in a non-title bout. Since his embarrassing 9 second KO loss to Ray Mercer in 2009, Sylvia has won 4 straight.
Submitted Dec 30, 2010 8:06AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jens Pulver back in action at XFO 38 in January
mmamania.com
UFC castoff Jens Pulver (22-14-1) will return to action against an unknown opponent at Xtreme Fighting Organization (XFO) 38 on Jan. 22, 2011. The former lightweight champion hasn't won a fight since Dec. of 2007 and has lost eight of his last nine contests. Reported by
Submitted Dec 25, 2010 11:14AM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Daniel Gracie named as first participant in Bellator's light heavyweight tournament
(mmajunkie.com)
With Bellator's light heavyweight tournament now official, the company is ready to start releasing the season-four playoff participants. First up? PRIDE and International Fight League veteran Daniel Gracie (5-2-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC). Bellator brass today announced the member of fighting's first family as the first fighter official for the upcoming inaugural eight-man tournament.
Submitted Dec 22, 2010 5:38PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Megumi Fujii: New Life After A Loss
(sherdog.com)
Before ending up on the losing end of a split decision to Zoila Frausto in the final round of Bellator’s 115-pound women’s tournament, Megumi Fujii was owner to one of the most impressive undefeated records in MMA. While she’ll tell you that she’s dealt with losses in previous athletic pursuits like judo, sambo, and submission grappling, since her August 2004 MMA debut, Fujii had never dealt with a loss in the way that most fighters in our sport inevitably have to. Megumi Fujii reflects on her first career defeat in MMA, and discusses her return to action at Sengoku "Soul of Fight" on December 30th.
Submitted Dec 21, 2010 11:02AM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku, Other MMA Organizations
 
Bellator Officially Announces Season 4 Light Heavyweight Tournament
(mmaweekly.com)
As Bellator Fighting Championships get ready to embark on a new relationship with MTV2 starting in 2011, the promotion has officially announced a light heavyweight tournament that will kick off in March. The tournament was first confirmed in an MMAWeekly.com report regarding the signing of free agent Daniel Gracie to the tournament earlier this month. The light heavyweight tournament will be the latest edition to the Bellator roster of tournaments, and the first of its kind for the organization.
Submitted Dec 20, 2010 2:48PM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jungle Fight Championship on ESPN Deportes Live on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 7:00 p.m. ET
(mmamania.com)
ESPN Deportes, ESPN's Spanish-language network in the U.S., will offer LIVE coverage of the Jungle Fight Championship this Saturday, December 18, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. EST. The matchups will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the breeding ground for the best Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) talent. The coverage will include four bouts, including the main draw, the much anticipated fight between Brazilian natives Edilberto de Oliveira against Luis Sergio da Fonseca Melo.
Submitted Dec 18, 2010 11:24AM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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