WSOF Matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz Has A Few Choice Words To Describe Bellator’s Actions: “Slimy”, “Scummy” And “Dirty”
Bellator and the UFC do not get along.
I’m not speaking of the fighters themselves, or even the companies as a whole. I’m speaking of the talking heads of the two companies, UFC President Dana White and CEO of Bellator Fighting Championships, Bjorn Rebney.
These two men have always been quick to trade passive-aggressive digs at each other (and just plain-old aggressive digs), posturing and arguing over who has the better product; the better champions; the better fights. And now a third party is throwing his hat in the proverbial cage: WSOF matchmaker, Ali Abdel-Aziz.
Kobold Out, Sarah D’Alelio Faces Tonya Evinger At Invicta FC 7
An injury has forced bantamweight veteran Kelly “Blood Red” Kobold out of her planned fight at Invicta Fighting Championships 7 on December 7th in Kansas City, Missouri.
In Kobold’s place, Sarah “The Monster” D’Alelio has stepped in to face off against Tonya “Triple Threat” Evinger on the card.
The change was first announced on Inside MMA tonight. D’Alelio is coming off of a close loss to Lauren Murphy at Invicta FC 6 in July. She had won three of her past four fights prior to the setback.
Evinger recently competed on TUF 18 and brings a three-fight winning streak into her Invicta FC debut.
Heath Herring starts fight promotion in Argentina
For the last five years, it’s become increasingly hard to tell Heath Herring from a red herring. The "Texas Crazy Horse" spent a dozen years in the cage facing the full scroll of heavyweight giants in Pride and the UFC before a vague contract dispute with the latter sort of sent him off like a tumbleweed down the 101 freeway towards Hollywood.
Since that night five years ago in Minneapolis, back when he was bull-rushed and battered by Brock Lesnar at UFC 87, he has been cast as the prototypical bad guy in every kind of B-film known to never touch the silver screen. He went onto the World Series poker circuit, and ebbed and flowed with the cards that came down the river. He became a stuntman...
Reza Madadi Calls Out Anton Kuivanen at SC9: “I Got the Belt. Come and Get It!”
We might have a proper Nordic super fight coming up in the near future. Sweden’s top lightweight Reza “Mad Dog” Madadi just
stormed the cage at Superior Challenge 9 in Gothenburg and announced that he wants to fight Finland’s best lightweight Anton Kuivanen.
This was just moments after the Finn had scored a first round knock out over Diego Gonzalez who had Madadi in his corner.
RFA 11 Weigh-in Results: Matt Manzanares and Zach Makovsky On Weight for Main Event Battle
The RFA 11 main card airs live on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT on Friday night.
RFA 11 Weigh-in Results
(All weights in pounds)
Main Card Bouts (on AXS TV):
-Matt Manzanares (124.6) vs. Zach Makovsky (124.6)
-Tyler Toner (146) vs. Raoni Barcelos (145.5)
-Vinnie Lopez (186) vs. Lucas Rota (185)
-Chinzô Machida (145.5) vs. Brian Wood (144)
-Todd Meredith (185) vs. Andrew Sanchez (185)
-Danny Mainus (135) vs. Scott Ingram (135)
-Carlos Huerta (125) vs. Keo Panyathong (124)
-Heather Sachleben/Denny (124) vs. Rebecca Wells (125)
-Sonny Yohn (185) vs. Cordaro Ware (189)
-Joe Guerrero (124) vs. Joe Espinoza (124.4)
WSOF Inks 'Bear' Barett, 'BBMonster' Araujo
World Series of Fighting (WSOF) signs heavyweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Scott "The Bear" Barrett, as well as welterweight standout Valdir "BBMonster" Araujo. Both fighters ink exclusive, multi-fight deals and are expected to debut in 2014.
WSOF's Mike Kyle out with broken toe, Anthony Johnson fight postponed
World Series of Fighting 7's headlining bout between Mike Kyle and Anthony Johnson, set to take place on Dec. 7 in Vancouver, has been postponed due to an injury suffered by Kyle in training. The new date for the fight will be January 18, 2014, at a location that is still yet to be determined. WSOF 7's new main event will be Georgi Karakhanyan versus Lance Palmer for the inaugural featherweight title.