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Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino gets new opponent for Friday's Lion Fight 11
Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane Justino has a new opponent for her muay Thai fight at Friday's Lion Fight 11 event.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 8:54PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Pete Spratt not retiring just yet, planning appeal of Legacy FC 23 loss
Despite announcing his retirement this past Friday, Pete Spratt has at least one more fight in him.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 8:54PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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NJSAC explains late removal of Elvis Mutapcic from WSOF 5
In a bizarre situation on Saturday night, middleweight tournament fighter Elvis Mutapcic was removed from his WSOF 5 fight by the New Jersey State Athletic Commission. The commission sent out a press release explaining their decision.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 11:29AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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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.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 9:10AM by JLS - 9 comments
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New Jersey commission stands behind decision on WSOF 5's Elvis Mutapcic
In the wake of Saturday's odd cancellation of the middleweight fight between Elvis Mutapcic and Jesse Taylor, the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board has issued a statement in response.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 12:09AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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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.
Submitted Sep 15, 2013 8:59PM by Bubbles - 2 comments
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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.
Submitted Sep 15, 2013 11:20AM by kopower - 8 comments
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Sefo: Branch-Villefort, Mutapcic-Taylor winners to fight for 185 WSOF title
Tonight's middleweight tournament fights at World Series of Fighting 5 will determine the two fighters who will compete for the promotion's first 185-pound title.
Submitted Sep 14, 2013 8:25PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Tim Means retires Pete Spratt, Garcia shines
Following his release from the UFC, Tim Means thanked Legacy FC for giving him a job. After his first appearance for the promotion, it looks like he'll be employed as long as he likes.
Submitted Sep 14, 2013 3:25AM by FastKnockout - 44 comments
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Despite marijuana charge, WSOF still plans to book Miguel Torres vs. Tyson Nam
Bantamweight Miguel Torres' recent bust for marijuana possession hasn't deterred his promoter's plans for his career.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 7:40PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Megumi Fujii rematches Jessica Aguilar in Oct. 5 retirement fight
In the final fight of her legendary MMA career, Megumi Fujii will look to avenge a controversial loss to Jessica Aguilar.
Submitted Sep 11, 2013 11:22AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Andrew Leone injury knocks flyweight title fight from ONE FC 10 main event
Just three days before a shot at ONE FC's flyweight title, Andrew Leone will have to wait. So, too, will ONE FC. A Leone injury has knocked his title fight with Shinichi Kojima from Friday's ONE FC 10 main event.
Submitted Sep 10, 2013 10:24PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Japanese UFC Vets Issei Tamura and Riki Fukuda to Fight at Road FC 13
Two Japanese fighters recently released by the UFC have been snapped up by Korean promotion Road FC and will be fighting on Oct. 12 in Gumi, South Korea.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 11:21AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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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...
Submitted Sep 7, 2013 10:44AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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Ryan Thomas Poised for Rematch at XFC 25, Wants to Become Two-Promotion Champion
Heading into his scheduled fight against Ian Stephens at XFC 25 on Friday, former UFC and Bellator welterweight Ryan “The Tank Engine” Thomas had experienced opponents dropping out of fights, but hadn’t quite been anticipating what was going to happen the week before this fight. “I was supposed to fight Ian Stephens and from what I heard, he supposedly told the XFC that he signed a UFC contract and wouldn’t be fighting me,” said Thomas. “Then (XFC president John) Prisco told me that he got a hold of the UFC to tell them that Stephens is under contract with them to fight me, and from what I heard, the UFC doesn’t even know who Ian Stephens is...
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 8:26AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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XFC/Spartan FC vet Cornelius Godfrey killed in motorcycle accident
MMA bantamweight prospect Cornelius Godfrey was killed in overnight motorcycle accident in Ohio.
Submitted Sep 5, 2013 11:13AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Justin Gaethje vs. Dan Lauzon added to World Series of Fighting 6 in Florida
An intriguing contest between two of World Series of Fighting's top lightweight talents has been scheduled for the promotion's first event in Florida.
Submitted Sep 4, 2013 11:11AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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XFC 25 | Ryan Thomas Talks About Opponent Change
When Rocky France heard about Stephens dropping out, he jumped at the chance to call John Prisco, (Promoter and President of Xtreme Fighting Championships) and volunteer to take the bout. Prisco originally turned the bout down; until he watched the video of the first time Thomas and France met, just 3 months ago at Colosseum Combat 25. Frace told us in an interview, that Prisco called him back 20 minutes later saying, “Let’s do it!”
Submitted Sep 4, 2013 10:16AM by JLS - 1 comment
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One FC Adds Three Singapore vs. Malaysia Bouts to October’s “Total Domination” Fight Card
ONE Fighting Championship has added another three fights to its ONE FC: Total Domination fight card set to take place on Oct. 18 in Singapore.
Submitted Sep 4, 2013 1:11AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Josh Burkman vs. Steve Carl for first World Series of Fighting welterweight title set for Oct. 26
World Series of Fighting will crown its first champion next month. Josh Burkman will meet Steve Carl for the promotion's inaugural 170-pound title in the main event of WSOF 6 on Oct. 26 at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla., on the campus of the University of Miami, WSOF executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz and president Ray Sefo confirmed with MMAFighting.com on Tuesday.
Submitted Sep 3, 2013 9:03PM by JLS - 6 comments
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