MMA fighter dies moments before Shooto’s weigh-ins in Brazil
MMA fighter Leandro "Feijao" Souza (1-1), a member of Nova Uniao and Delfim Cacadores, died on Thursday while cutting weight for Friday's Shoot Brazil 43 card in Rio de Janeiro. The 26-year-old fighter, who was slated to fight Gabriel Brasil (1-1) in flyweight action, was cutting the final two pounds for the official weigh-ins when he passed out, and his death was confirmed moments later.
Holly Holm gets new opponent for Legacy FC 24
Former pro boxing champion Holly Holm has a new opponent for next month's Legacy FC 24 event.
Following an injury withdrawal by Erica Paes (2-1), Holm (4-0) is now slated to fight fellow bantamweight Nikki Knudsen (2-1) at the Oct. 11 event, which airs on AXS TV from Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas.
Jon Fitch vs. Marcelo Alfaya slated for WSOF 6
Jon Fitch will look to get back on
the winning track next month.
The former UFC welterweight
contender will meet Marcelo
Alfaya at WSOF 6 on Oct. 26 in
Florida, WSOF executive vice
president Ali Abdel-Aziz confirmed
with MMAFighting.com. Both
fighters have verbally agreed to
the 170-pound bout.
One FC to Debut Groundbreaking Amateur MMA Series
One Fighting Championship will announce this week the introduction of a series of amateur events which will be taking place all across Asia in 2014. Entitled the “One Amateur MMA Series,” fights will be held on a monthly basis under the supervision of One FC officials.
One FC is already working closely with existing amateur promotions such as Malaysian Invasion MMA, which is organized by One FC sponsor Tune Talk. Also, Academy Fighting Championship in the Philippines will likely all be integrated into the series.
Promotion officials also stated that they would be working with existing gyms and organizations within the One FC Network such as Road FC, the URCC, Ultimate Beatdown, Tiger Muay Thai, Team Lakay and Evolve MMA to set up regular amateur “smoker” fights which would take place under a standardized rule set and be supervised by a qualified One FC official.
After WSOF 5 fight scrapped, Elvis Mutapcic gets own drug test
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Fights get called off all the time, sometimes even on the day of the fight. But this one was a rarity.
Elvis Mutapcic, set to make his promotional debut at World Series of Fighting 5 on Saturday night against Jesse Taylor, was scratched by the New Jersey Athletic Control Board for allegedly taking a medication pre-fight that wasn't disclosed to the commission.
Mutapcic said a woman on the commission said she saw him take a pill. He said his manager, helping work his corner, merely took his heart medication. And then Mutapcic said the commission worker even changed her story later to say the fighter didn't take the pill.
UFC veterans Luiz Cane, Rodney Wallace headline event in Brazil
New MMA promotion Standout Fighting Tournament will have its first show Sept. 20 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and has signed Luiz "Banha" Cane and Rodney Wallace, a pair of UFC veterans, to headline their show.
Cane, a 32-year-old Sao Paulo native, reeled off three straight wins in the UFC light heavyweight division in 2008 and 2009, finishing the likes of Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and Jason Lambert, but he wasn’t the same since...