Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
 
Sign In
Username:

 
Password:

 
Keep me logged in

Other MMA Organizations News - Page 8

Do you have a hot MMA story or news item that you have found and would like to share?
Then read our guidelines then post it to our MMA News Share Forum to have it display here for the community to read on this page.
 
Alexey Oleinik reveals UFC offered Fedor more money than Rizin
(bloodyelbow.com)
Less than 24 hours removed from the announcement that Fedor will meet UFC veteran Fabio Maldonado in the main event of a Fight Nights show in June, Russian heavyweight Alexey Oleinik has already publicly criticized the match-up. According to the UFC fighter, Fedor has many interesting challengers at his disposal, yet opted to face a fighter on a significant losing streak.
Submitted Apr 18, 2016 2:38PM by JLS1980 - 38 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Top flyweight Magomed Bibulatov sets sights on UFC title following Akhmat Grand Prix
(bloodyelbow.com)
At the start of 2016, the World Fighting Championships of Akhmat (WFCA) compiled an extensive list of foreign fighters to form various Grand Prix tournaments against their scores of Chechen fighters. Fighter such as Desmond Green, Kurt Holobaugh, Thiago Silva and Paulo Thiago were flown over to Grozny for the opening rounds of their respective tournaments. However, the crowning jewel of the first show was WSOF flyweight champion Magomed Bibulatov.
Submitted Apr 18, 2016 2:35PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Fedor vs. Fabio Maldonado - July 17th - Fight Nights - St. Petersburg, Russia
(sportv.globo.com)
Fedor Emelianenko is fighting Fabio Maldonado on July 17th in St. Petersburg Russia. The event is being put on by Fight Nights, and according to one source is going to be a co-promotion with Rizin, but I'm not sure about that. Vadim and M-1 are counter-programming the event with a tournament and a Shlemenko fight. Vadim said "St. Petersburg is his city" The first two sources are both in foreign languages, but if you use google chrome, all you have to do is right-click and select "translate to english" MMA corner also covered the story but they're reporting that "Rizin is targeting the match"
Submitted Apr 16, 2016 9:27PM by Bustamante-Aoki - 12 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
RFA 37 results: Devin Clark, Leandro Higo claim titles in night of finishes
(mmajunkie.com)
Devin Clark (6-0) is the first light heavyweight champion in RFA history. He scored a second-round TKO victory over Rafael Viana (6-1). The contest served as the headlining bout of Friday’s RFA 37 event, which took place at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D., and aired on AXS TV. After a wild opening exchange in which both men damaged their opponent in a torrid flurry, the pace settled a bit as Clark and Viana battled from the clinch for the remainder of the frame. Clark scored a takedown early in the second, though Viana worked immediately back to his feet. It didn’t matter, as Clark simply outworked him on the feet and then eventually drove his foe back to the canvas. Viana appeared to have trouble with his right hand, but with UFC President Dana White in the crowd watching, he declined to opt out of the fight during the round. However, the injury did end up costing him the fight, as he declined to answer the bell for the third, eventually blaming a broken finger.
Submitted Apr 16, 2016 10:34AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jiri Prochazka, Kazuyuki Fujita on Point for Rizin FF 1; Yuki Motoya Misses FLW Limit
(sherdog.com)
Czech prospect Jiri Prochazka and longtime Japanese MMA veteran Kazuyuki Fujita both hit the scales Saturday morning in Nagoya, Japan, to make their Rizin Fighting Federation main event official. Rizin Fighting Federation 1 Weigh-in Results: Jiri Prochazka (217) vs. Kazuyuki Fujita (240) Vadim Nemkov (204) vs. Karl Albrektsson (205) Teodoras Aukstuolis (215) vs. Jaideep Singh (214) Gabi Garcia (209) vs. Anna Malyukova (200) Tag Team Grappling Bout Kazushi Sakuraba (181) / Hideo Tokoro (151) vs. Wanderlei Silva (220) / Kiyoshi Tamura (185) Rena Kubota (112) vs. Cyndi Alves (112) Daron Cruickshank (154) vs. Shinji Sasaki (154) Kirill Sidelnikov (259) vs. Chris Barnett (301) Yuta Watanabe (193) vs. Hisaki Kato (193) Yuki Motoya (N/A) vs. Allan Nascimento (125) Kanako Murata (117) vs. Natalya Denisova (115) Kickboxing Bouts Hiroto Yamaguchi (141) vs. Tetsuya Yamato (141) Danilo Zanolini (161) vs. Norihisa Amimoto (159) Yuya Yamato (132) vs. Yuki (130)
Submitted Apr 16, 2016 10:22AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ben Askren Dominates, Remains Undefeated at ONE: Global Rivals
(mmaweekly.com)
Ben Askren went the distance for the first time in three years at ONE: Global Rivals. Opponent Nikolay Aleksakhin had his moments at the Mall of Asia Arena, particularly in the third and fourth rounds, on Friday night (local time), but the American’s undefeated record never looked in serious jeopardy. Askren subjected the Russian to a wrestling clinic. He took him down and kept him down. Aleksakhin spent virtually the entire opening round on his back and found himself in exactly the same position for the majority of the second stanza, as the American attacked with ground and pound from top position. It looked set to be a long and thankless night for Aleksakhin in this five-round, non-title bout, but at the start of the third, he burst into life with a flurry of punches. A hard right hand knocked Askren’s mouthguard to the floor and, moments later, the Russian connected with a jab followed by a left uppercut, which brought a smile from the champion. Aleksakhin was given further cause for encouragement when he stuffed a subsequent takedown, although an unfortunate slip left him in the familiar position of being on his back with Askren on top. The reigning ONE welterweight champion stayed there for the remainder of the round, landing some elbows from half guard and then some knees from the north-south position.
Submitted Apr 15, 2016 2:35PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Tyrone Spong announces he has retired from kickboxing
(mmafighting.com)
Tyrone Spong discusses his future in combat sports, why he has left kickboxing, his deal with WSOF, and much more.
Submitted Apr 15, 2016 5:06AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports
 
Ben Askren eyeing retirement at conclusion of ONE contract
(mmafighting.com)
Ben Askren is one of the best fighters in the world. And we may never get to see him match up with his elite peers. The ONE Championship welterweight champ said he will likely retire at the end of his current contract, which has six fights remaining. Askren will defend his belt against Nikolay Aleksakhin in the main event of ONE: Global Rivals on Friday in the Philippines. "I've got six fights left with ONE," Askren told MMA Fighting. "Then I told them, it's not a guarantee I'll be done, but I think there's a high likelihood that after those six fights I'll be calling it a day."
Submitted Apr 14, 2016 3:38PM by tildengolfer - 15 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Don’t blame my son for killing his MMA opponent
(nypost.com)
Here's why I wanted to post this. Many media outlets are putting a bad spin on this. Obviously it's a bad and sad situation, but I get really pissed when they keep saying "he punched him to death inside the cage". That makes it seem like he died in the cage as the guy was punching him. The simple wording is giving MMA a bad rep. and people against it will jump on it etc. When it happens in boxing you don't read "he was punched to death in the ring"
Submitted Apr 13, 2016 4:28PM by tallica62 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Shooto Champ Yutaka Saito, Caol Uno Get Opponents for ‘Fight & Mosh’ Card
(sherdog.com)
Reigning Shooto 145-pound champion Yutaka Saito and onetime UFC contender Caol Uno will square off against American foes later this month in Chiba, Japan. Shooto on Tuesday announced that Saito has been paired with CFFC titleholder Bill Algeo, while Uno will meet muay Thai practitioner Jason Childers. Both bouts are set for three five-minute rounds and will be contested at 145 pounds. The matchups are part of the Shooto-produced “Fight & Mosh” event which takes place April 23 at Maihama Amphitheater in Urayasu, Chiba. Two world titles will be on the line that evening, with 125-pound ace Masaaki Sugawara defending against Hiromasa Ogikubo, and Koshi Matsumoto facing Yuki Kawana for the vacant 155-pound strap.
Submitted Apr 13, 2016 5:11AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Heavyweight MMA fighter William Penn passes away at 32
(https:)
Heavyweight MMA fighter William Penn has passed away at age 32, according to multiple reports. Penn apparently suffered a heart attack over the weekend and passed away shortly thereafter. Penn was a native of Detroit, Michigan, and competed in 17 professional MMA bouts. He was a veteran of Bellator, King of the Cage, NAAFS, Driven MMA, Hoosier Fight Club, Inoki Genome Fight, and more. Always willing to fight the toughest opposition possible, he competed against........
Submitted Apr 12, 2016 3:00PM by postman - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
 
Niklas Bäckström Makes BAMMA Debut in June
(mmaviking.com)
Swede Niklas Bäckström has booked his next bout, and it will be with the UK based BAMMA promotion. “I am delighted to get the opportunity to sign with Europe’s leading MMA promotion. The talent within the BAMMA Featherweight division is unbelievable and there are no easy fights in this promotion. However, I believe in my abilities 100% and can’t wait to put on a show for the MMA fans across Europe.” says the Allstars Training Center fighter to the promotion upon the announcement first published by MMA Latest.
Submitted Apr 12, 2016 12:46PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Monson reveals Taktarov match-up is a parody fight: 'This is like a WWE thing'
(bloodyelbow.com)
Jeff Monson revealed that his scheduled match-up against Oleg Taktarov is a parody bout that has been misreported by the media. Last week, a match-up between Jeff Monson and UFC 6 tournament winner Oleg Taktarov was announced by various Russian outlets. However, the articles failed to mention that the contest was not a real MMA fight, but a "parody" fight done for entertainment purposes. According to Monson, his match with Taktarov will resemble a professional wrestling bout with a scripted storyline. "This is fun. This is like a WWE thing," Monson told BloodyElbow. "We're going to get there in a couple of days early and script it; get the audience involved. It is nothing more than that.
Submitted Apr 12, 2016 12:45PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WSOF 31 main card finalized with John Howard, Luis Palomino, Chris Barnett, others
(mmajunkie.com)
With three new bouts in a trio of weight classes, the main card is set for June’s WSOF 31 event. WSOF officials today confirmed the additions with MMAjunkie. They include welterweights John Howard (23-12) vs. Thiago Meller (20-7), featherweights Luis Palomino (24-12) vs. Sheymon Moraes (8-1), and heavyweights Chris Barnett (14-2) vs. Justin Willis (3-1). WSOF 31 takes place June 17 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. The main card airs on NBCSN following prelims on MMAjunkie. The latest WSOF 31 card now includes: Champ Blagoi Ivanov vs. Josh Copeland – for heavyweight title Jason High vs. Mike Ricci John Howard vs. Thiago Meller Sheymon Moraes vs. Luis Palomino Chris Barnett vs. Justin Willis
Submitted Apr 12, 2016 12:06PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Rizin 1 Bout Order Announced; Prochazka vs. Fujita Gets Top Billing Over Wanderlei, Sakuraba
(sherdog.com)
The fight card and bout order have been locked in for Sunday’s Rizin Fighting Federation event in Nagoya, Japan. The main event of Rizin 1 will see New Year’s Eve grand prix runner-up Jiri Prochazka square off against Japanese veteran Kazuyuki Fujita in a 242-pound catchweight fight. The bout structure will follow the Pride FC model, with an opening round of 10 minutes followed by two five-minute rounds. Several other fighters from Rizin’s inaugural events are featured on the main card, with tournament competitor Vadim Nemkov taking on Karl Albrektsson in the light heavyweight co-main event. Lithuanian standout Teodoras Aukstuolis will face recent Fedor Emelianenko opponent Jaideep Singh at a catchweight of 216 pounds, while Brazilian jiu-jitsu star Gabi Garcia will make her sophomore MMA appearance in an open-weight tilt against Russia’s Anna Malyukova.
Submitted Apr 11, 2016 11:42PM by JLS1980 - 7 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA, Other MMA Organizations
 
Venator FC 3 Update: 20-Fight Card Includes 6 Title Bouts, Numerous Big-Show Veterans
(sherdog.com)
Though still more than a month away, the fight card for Venator FC 3 looks to have reached capacity with an enormous 20-bout lineup. Venator Fighting Championship on Monday released an updated bill for the event, which takes place May 21 at PalaSesto in Milan, Italy. Set to headline the show is a welterweight title fight between former World Series of Fighting titlist Rousimar Palhares and Norwegian slugger Emil Weber Meek.
Submitted Apr 11, 2016 1:36PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Christine Stanley, Rachael Ostovich added to Invicta FC 17 card
(mmafighting.com)
Invicta has added a pair of intriguing flyweight bouts to its next card. Christine Stanley will take on Shannon Sinn and Rachael Ostovich meets Ariel Beck at Invicta FC 17 on May 7 in Costa Mesa, Calif., it was announced Friday on Invicta FC Radio. Stanley and Ostovich are two of the promotion's top up-and-coming names at 125 pounds.
Submitted Apr 9, 2016 12:12AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Invicta FC signs top Muay Thai fighter Tiffany Van Soest
(mmafighting.com)
Invicta just dropped a bombshell on the MMA world. Well, a "Time Bomb," that is. Tiffany Van Soest, one of the top female Muay Thai fighters and kickboxers in the world, has signed a deal with Invicta FC, sources told MMA Fighting on Thursday. Van Soest has long spoken about crossing over to MMA and now she'll do so with Invicta, with her debut likely coming this summer. The news comes on the heels of Van Soest signing with GLORY kickboxing, which MMA Fighting reported Wednesday.
Submitted Apr 7, 2016 8:59PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Livia Renata Souza vs Angela Hill Title Fight Added To Invicta FC 17
(mmarising.com)
Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Livia Renata “Livinha” Souza returns to action on May 7th at Invicta Fighting Championships 17 in Costa Mesa, California. The talented and charismatic Souza puts her title on the line against skilled striker Angela “Overkill” Hill in the 115-pound co-main event. Invicta FC officials announced the title tilt today along with four additional matchups. Also at 115 pounds, Deep Jewels champ Mizuki Inoue battles Aline Sério. Tessa “The Typhoon” Simpson takes on fellow Invicta FC debutant Julia “Jewels” Jones in a bout between top atomweight prospects. Souza (9-0-0) earned submission finishes in six of her first seven bouts leading up to her April 2015 Invicta FC debut. Facing off against Stephanie “Snowflake” Eggink, Souza secured a fourth-round triangle choke that earned her the Invicta FC Strawweight Championship. Souza endeared herself to fans with her humour and wit following the fight, and she made a successful title defence in January by destroying DeAnna “The Argentine Assassin” Bennett in just 90 seconds. Souza, who hopes to move on to the UFC, puts her Invicta FC title on the line once more in May.
Submitted Apr 7, 2016 5:45AM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Kairat Akhmetov vs. Adriano Moraes 2 title fight targeted for summer ONE Championship event
(mmafighting.com)
Adriano Moraes will get his chance to avenge a controversial loss and recapture the ONE Championship belt this summer. "Mikinho", who lost the flyweight championship in a close split decision loss to Kairat Akhmetov in November, will rematch "The Kazakh" when he returns to the cage later this year. "We don’t have a date yet, but it’s on June or July," Moraes’ manager Alex Davis told MMAFighting.com.
Submitted Apr 5, 2016 7:49PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
RSS
Archive  
 
  » September 2016
  » August 2016
  » July 2016
  » June 2016
  » May 2016
  » April 2016
  » March 2016
  » February 2016
  » January 2016
  » December 2015
  » November 2015
  » October 2015
  » September 2015
  » August 2015
  » July 2015
  » June 2015
  » May 2015
  » April 2015
  » March 2015
  » February 2015
  » January 2015
  » December 2014
  » November 2014
  » October 2014
  » September 2014
  » August 2014
  » July 2014
  » June 2014
  » May 2014
  » April 2014
  » March 2014
  » February 2014
  » January 2014
  » December 2013
  » November 2013
  » October 2013
  » September 2013
  » August 2013
  » July 2013
  » June 2013
  » May 2013
  » April 2013
  » March 2013
  » February 2013
  » January 2013
  » December 2012
  » November 2012
  » October 2012
  » September 2012
  » August 2012
  » July 2012
  » June 2012
  » May 2012
  » April 2012
  » March 2012
  » February 2012
  » January 2012
  » December 2011
  » November 2011
  » October 2011
  » September 2011
  » August 2011
  » July 2011
  » June 2011
  » May 2011
  » April 2011
  » March 2011
  » February 2011
  » January 2011
  » December 2010
  » November 2010
  » October 2010
  » September 2010
  » August 2010
  » July 2010
  » June 2010
  » May 2010
  » April 2010
  » March 2010
  » February 2010
  » January 2010
  » December 2009
  » November 2009
  » October 2009
  » September 2009
  » August 2009
  » July 2009
  » June 2009
  » May 2009
  » April 2009
  » March 2009
  » February 2009
  » January 2009
  » December 2008
  » November 2008
  » October 2008
  » September 2008
  » August 2008
  » July 2008
  » June 2008
  » May 2008
  » April 2008
  » March 2008
  » February 2008
  » January 2008
  » December 2007
  » November 2007
  » October 2007
  » September 2007
  » August 2007
  » July 2007
  » June 2007
Categories