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With pairings set, Bellator 38 hosts Light Heavyweight quarterfinals
(mmajunkie.com)
The pairings are set for Bellator Fighting Championships' first-ever light-heavyweight tournament quarterfinals. Bellator brass announced late Saturday night that next week's Bellator 38 event features Tim Carpenter vs. Daniel Gracie, Raphael Davis vs. D.J. Linderman, Nik Fekete vs. Richard Hale, and Chris Davis vs. Chrisitian M'Pumbu. Bellator 38 takes place March 16 at Harrah's Tunica Hotel & Casino in Tunica Resorts, Miss., and airs on MTV2. The winner of Bellator's inaugural 205-pound tournament earns $100,000 in total pay and becomes the organization's first-ever 205-pound champion.
Submitted Mar 20, 2011 1:52PM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bellator 37 results: Freire, Reis, Straus and Foster advance to featherweight semis
(mmajunkie.com)
Patricio "Pitbull" Freire is one step closer toward a second Bellator Fighting Championships tournament final. After controlling fellow featherweight Georgi Karakhanyan for two full rounds, Freire used a devastating left hand and a flurry of follow-up shots to secure a third-round stoppage and book his spot in Bellator's season-four featherweight tourney.
Submitted Mar 20, 2011 1:53AM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
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Bobby Lashley re-booked to face John Ott on March 25
(mmamania.com)
The finalized lineup just announced by Titan Fighting includes a late change to the night's main event, which will feature former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley. Kansas City-based heavyweight James Jack (6-2) had been scheduled to fight Lashley but has been pulled from the show and replaced by John Ott (9-7). Jack's departure from the card comes under questionable circumstances.
Submitted Mar 16, 2011 10:55AM by jjeans - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
 
Tom "Kong" Watson to face Murilo "Ninja" Rua at BAMMA 6
(bamma.com)
Europe's leading MMA promotion, BAMMA, and Syfy are proud to announce BAMMA 6 will take place on Saturday 21st May at Wembley Arena. The headline bout features a BAMMA Middleweight title bout between defending champion Tom "Kong" Watson and former Elite XC Middleweight Champion Murilo "Ninja" Rua. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Oh hell yeah! I am getting tickets now!
Submitted Mar 16, 2011 10:52AM by jjeans - 4 comments
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Bellator 36 debut scores 230,000 viewers; replay lands 241,000
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator's second season-four event, Bellator 36, netted 230,000 viewers for MTV2's live broadcast, and the immediate replay actually outdrew the live airing with 241,000 fans tuning in. The live airing earned a 16 percent increase from this season's debut episode, and the immediate replay earned an astounding 90 percent increase over the previous week's replay broadcast...
Submitted Mar 15, 2011 11:23AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Inside Shooto’s Scandal, Legacy and Future
(sherdog.com)
Recently, former Shooto world champion Noboru Asahi has led the charge in shaking up the Shooto regime. A recent petition from Asahi -- signed and supported by various Shooto fighters and gym leaders -- inquires into the financial operations of the Japanese Shooto Association, the International Shooto Commission and the role of one of its principal members, Taro Wakabayashi, in those affairs. According to Asahi, the necessity of this petition arose over concerns of Wakabayashi’s unofficial autocratic control over the association and its non-public finances. p.s. IMHO, this is the real reason behind the death of mma in Japan..way too many scandals..
Submitted Mar 10, 2011 2:16PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Eddie Alvarez is f---ing worried about Pat Curran
(mmamania.com)
"When I think about it, the anxiety in me increases, and when that happens, I can't stand still, I can't get out of the gym. I'm up early, I'm home late. My anxiety increases because I can't have a guy that is not well known take my name, take my spot. It sounds weird. People think you don't have to be worried about this guy. No, on the contrary, you better be f------ worried for this guy because this is the guy who can completely erase you from the rankings and take your name in the blink of an eye and in one fight. That fire's there. That fear is there like it's never been against guys like this."
Submitted Mar 9, 2011 9:28PM by SmileR - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Report: Joe Warren meets Marcos Galvao in Bellator 41 non-title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator featherweight champion Joe Warren (6-1 MMA, 4-0 BFC) returns to action on April 16. Sherdog.com reports that Warren is scheduled to meet Brazilian import Marcos Galvao (9-3-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) in a non-title catchweight fight at April's Bellator 41 event. Bellator officials haven't announced a location for the event. Warren carries a four-fight win streak into the matchup. The Greco-Roman stylist debuted for Bellator in the company's second season and racked up a tournament title with decision wins over Patricio "Pitbull" Freire, Georgi Karakhanyan and Eric Marriott. Warren then earned the belt with a Bellator 27 win over former champion Joe Soto this past September.
Submitted Mar 9, 2011 11:12AM by emfleek - 8 comments
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Good vs. Hawn set for Bellator 39, Hieron vs. Weedman planned for future show
(mmajunkie.com)
The semifinal round of Bellator Fighting Championships' season-four welterweight tournament has already taken shape. Following the conclusion of the quarterfinal round, Bellator CEO announced that former champ Lyman Good will meet Rick Hawn at Bellator 39, and Jay Hieron vs. Brent Weedman will clash at a date yet to be determined. The Hieron-Weedman fight will be scheduled when Weedman receives clearance for a facial laceration suffered in his Bellator 35 victory over Dan Hornbuckle. The promotion had originally anticipated hosting both welterweight tournament semifinals at Bellator 39.
Submitted Mar 7, 2011 10:53AM by emfleek - 4 comments
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Former Strikeforce champ Sarah Kaufman signs with Armageddon Fighting Championship
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Strikeforce female welterweight champion Sarah Kaufman (12-1 MMA, 4-1 SF) has her eyes on regaining the title she lost to Marloes Coenen this past October, but in the meantime, she'll stay busy outside of the promotion. Kaufman and the Canadian-based promotion recently announced that the former Strikeforce champ will fight in front of her hometown crowd in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, on April 2 at "Armageddon Fighting Championship 5: Judgment Day."
Submitted Mar 1, 2011 11:20AM by emfleek - 2 comments
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Paul Daley Apologizes for Missing Weight, Promises To Redeem Himself on Saturday
(mmaweekly.com)
As BAMMA 5 approaches tomorrow, the main event hit a bump in the road when main event fighter Paul Daley missed weight turning his 5 round title fight against Yuya Shirai into a 3 round non-title fight. The British heavy hitter was not happy with missing weight and issued the following statement following the BAMMA events on Friday. He also included a special message to Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz as well. “I apologize to Shirai and the fans for missing weight,” Daley said. “Although the fight is 3 rounds now I only need 1 round to knock him out. The fans come to see me win the title but I promise them, title or not, I’ll win this fight and win it in style. “Then I’m going after Diaz and I want to send him out the message that I mean business with my performance tomorrow night.” The weight cutting bug also bit former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez, who failed to cut to the 215lb catchweight limit agreed to with his opponent James McSweeney.
Submitted Feb 26, 2011 1:21AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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BAMMA 5: Paul Daley Misses Weight, Loses Title Shot
(mmajunkie.com)
400 grams. That's the margin – 0.881849 pounds for you non-metric people – by which Paul Daley missed weight for his welterweight title fight against Yuya Shirai at BAMMA 5, according to manager Wad Alameddine. As a result, the fight is now a 3-round NON-TITLE fight and Daley will be fined an undisclosed percentage of his fight purse, which will go to Shirai. Daley was 2 pounds overweight on his first try.
Submitted Feb 25, 2011 3:05PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Bellator inks featherweight notable Marlon Sandro for non-tourney fights
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator Fighting Championships' recent shopping spree has netted another notable. Officials today announced the signing of former World Victory Road/Sengoku champion and King of Pancrase Marlon Sandro (17-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC) to its featherweight roster. Sandro won't compete in the organization's upcoming 145-pound tourney but will compete in season-four non-tourney fights on MTV2. The Brazilian fighter and Nova Uniao team member never has competed in the U.S. "Marlon Sandro is a phenomenal talent at 145," Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney stated. "Our featherweight division is absolutely stacked, and Sandro pushes that talent pool to an even higher level. I'm thrilled to have him on board."
Submitted Feb 23, 2011 1:09PM by emfleek - 15 comments
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Hector Lombard To Face Falaniko Vitale In Non-Title Fight At Bellator 44
(mmajunkie.com)
It's back to business for Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard. The hard-swinging fighter is expected to meet Falaniko Vitale in a non-title bout on May 14 at Bellator 44. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending. Lombard, who won Bellator's season-one tournament to become champion, beat back the first challenger to his belt this past October when he took on season-three tourney winner Alexander Shlemenko and earned a unanimous-decision win at Bellator 34. Vitale returned to active competition this past year and put together back-to-back wins in his home state of Hawaii.
Submitted Feb 22, 2011 9:32AM by DCRage - 4 comments
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Bellator Boss: No Ricco Rodriguez Deal
(mmajunkie.com)
Ricco Rodriguez has not joined the Bellator Fighting Championships roster. Although the fighter recently gave an interview in which he said he has signed a contract with the promotion, an official denied those claims. "Ricco's a great fighter enjoying a spectacular rebirth to his career, but he is not signed to Bellator," Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said when reached for comment.
Submitted Feb 18, 2011 10:18PM by DCRage - 1 comment
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Sportfight Champ Official for Bellator’s 205-Pound Tournament
(sherdog.com)
Sportfight heavyweight champion D.J. Linderman (Pictured) will make the cut to 205 pounds in order to compete in the inaugural Bellator Fighting Championships light heavyweight tournament. The promotion on Friday made Linderman’s participation in the Season 4 draw official. Bellator is looking better every day! I never post news so some one let me know if I'm doing it wrong.
Submitted Feb 18, 2011 5:23PM by machodog76 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ex-Strikeforce fighter Bobby Lashley headlines HDNet's Titan FC 17 on March 25
(mmajunkie.com)
Former WWE star and ex-Strikeforce fighter Bobby Lashley returns to the cage on March 25 to headline the HDNet-televised Titan Fighting Championships 17 event. Officials today announced Lashley (5-1) fights M-1 Challenger James Jack (6-2-1) at the show. The event takes place March 25 at Historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. A previously announced bout between Phil Baroni and Nick Nolte co-headlines the show. "We received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from the MMA community following our HDNet debut on Jan. 28," stated Titan Fighting CEO Joe Kelly, who featured an Abe Wagner vs. Tim Sylvia headliner this past month. "A lot of unique opportunities have presented themselves to Titan since the show, and working with Bobby Lashley was one of them. We are really excited to be working with Bobby as he continues his pursuit of MMA greatness."
Submitted Feb 18, 2011 8:30AM by emfleek - 2 comments
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Bellator Champ Ben Askren Draws UFC Vet Nick Thompson
(mmafighting.com)
Unbeaten Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren has his next test, and it will be against his most seasoned opponent yet. Askren, who won the promotion's Season 2 welterweight tournament to earn a date with champ Lyman Good, whom he beat to win the title in October, will face UFC veteran Nick Thompson at Bellator 40 in April. Bellator made the fight official on Wednesday – though it will be a non-title fight.
Submitted Feb 17, 2011 11:08AM by emfleek - 5 comments
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Featherweight Ronnie Mann Signs With Bellator
(mmafighting.com)
Highly touted featherweight Ronnie Mann has signed an exclusive contract with Bellator, CEO Bjorn Rebney informed MMA Fighting on Wednesday. The 18-2-1 fighter has been released from his Sengoku Raiden Championship contract and will compete in Bellator's upcoming fourth season in a televised non-tournament bout. He will then be a part of the following season's 145-pound tournament. Mann, the current Shark Fights featherweight champion is 7-1 in his last 8 fights. He lost to Hatsu Hioki via submission in the second round of SRC's featherweight grand prix in May 2009.
Submitted Feb 17, 2011 11:08AM by emfleek - 2 comments
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Eddie Alvarez vs. Pat Curran Back On, Headlines Bellator 39
(mmajunkie.com)
A title fight between lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and season-two tourney winner Pat Curran will headline Bellator 39 on April 2. Bellator Chairman and CEO confirmed the once-canceled title fight with MMA Fighting on Wednesday. After Alvarez won the season-one tournament and Curran the season-two tourney, they were scheduled for a title fight in season three. But Curran was forced out of the bout due to a shoulder injury, and Alvarez instead fought and defeated eliminated tourney fighter Roger Huerta in a non-title fight.
Submitted Feb 17, 2011 9:06AM by DCRage - 3 comments
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