Top 15 Brazilian MMA prospects to watch for in 2014
Don’t be surprised if you see some new Brazilian faces in major mixed martial arts promotions next year.
Some Brazilian talents had that chance in 2013, and did the best with it, like UFC fighters Antonio Braga Neto, Alan Patrick, Adriano Martins, Kevin Souza and Lucas Martins, or Resurrection Fighting Alliance’s Raoni Barcelos, Bellator featherweight Goiti Yamauchi and Legacy FC's Thomas de Almeida.
World Series of Fighting planning first event in Brazil for 2014
World Series of Fighting is heading down to Brazil.
WSOF already has five events planned for the first half of 2014, and the promotion had added Brazil to the list of future shows. WSOF’s executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz told MMAFighting.com they are in negotiations to promote their first fight card in South America next year. Combate first reported the news...
‘Tanquinho’ Mendes scores 36-second win in MMA debut
Multiple time jiu-jitsu champion Augusto Mendes made quick work of his first opponent in MMA.
"Tanquinho" made his amateur MMA debut on Saturday night at Duel for Domination 6 at the Arizona Event Center in Meza, AZ. A training partner of former UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson at MMA Lab, the Brazilian needed
only 36 seconds to take Jamie Carskaden down, get the mount and finish the bout with an arm-triangle choke.
2013 Women’s Mixed Martial Arts Awards Nominees
Voting is now underway for the 2013 Women’s Mixed Martial Arts Awards. This year’s edition again features more than a dozen categories. These awards
recognize notable achievements made by fighters, promotions and other individuals associated with the sport over the course of the past year.
Members of nine different mixed martial arts publications compiled the list of nominations for this year’s awards. A full list of categories and nominees, as well
as fight videos for best fight, knockout and submission, is available below. Winners in each category will be announced at the end of December.
Ryan Ford vs. Joel Powell Announced for WSOF Canada Inaugural Welterweight Championship
The World Series of Fighting will establish their Inaugural Welterweight Champion for their Canadian expansion (WSOF Canada) in February, as Ryan Ford takes on Joel Powell for the belt. If you’re confused or wondering about Steve Carl (the reigning WSOF welterweight champ), let us clear the air. President Ray Sefo intends on establishing national champions from each country included in the organization’s international expansion campaign.
“..I want a WSOF national champion from every country!” said Sefo Tuesday.
Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (21-4 MMA, 0-0 WSOF) is an Alberta native riding an impressive five fight win streak that most recently saw him picking up a 5th round submission over Michael Hill at AFC 19 to win the AFC welterweight title. Ford trains at Montreal’s legendary Tristar gym alongside Canada’s most elite mixed martial artists such as Georges St-Pierre, Rory MacDonald, Francis Carmont, and others. Ford went undefeated (2-0) in Bellator in 2012, and will be fighting for the 170 pound title in his WSOF Canada debut.