Tim Sylvia retires
Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim "The Maineiac" Sylvia was scheduled to fight tonight at Reality Fighting 53, but was not medically cleared to fight. While the reason was not provided, Sylvia announced at the event that there was an issue with his MRI, and he was retiring.
Tim Sylvia Denied Medical Clearance To Compete At Reality Fighting Event
Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia was supposed to headline tonight’s Reality Fighting card at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
However, Sylvia has been denied medical clearance by the Mohegan Athletic Unit, and as a result, his bout against Juliano Coutinho will not take place as scheduled.
“Tim Sylvia’s fight tonight (Saturday) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut has been canceled,” Monte Cox, Sylvia’s manager, wrote on Facebook. “The Mohegan Commission did not give him medical clearance to compete.”
'Diablita' retired from combat sports but suffering cognitive symptoms
In a recent profile on AXS.com by Eric Holden titled "Michele Gutierrez feeling long-term effects of MMA fighting" the fighter talks about health issues she is having that could be traced to head trauma from combat sports.
The only figure from MMA with a publicly confirmed diagnosis for CTE is Gary Goodridge, and he explicitly attributes it to the damage he took in kickboxing.
Moraes, Hill To Meet At WSOF 18 In Edmonton In February
Top MMA News has learned that the World Series of Fighting will return to Edmonton in February with WSOF 18. The event will be a live televised NBC Sports event that is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, February 12.
On the card, World Series of Fighting Bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes will defend his title against Josh Hill. The two were previously scheduled to fight in September 2014 at WSOF 13 but Hill was forced to pull out due to injury.
INOKI BOM-BA-YE 2014 Weigh-in Results: ‘Cro Cop,’ Ishii cleared for Title Fight
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Satoshi Ishii are officially set for their Inoki Genome Federation heavyweight title bout on New Year’s Eve after hitting the scales Tuesday in Japan.
IGF Championship Match
Mirko Filipovic (234.79) vs. Satoshi Ishii (236.77)
Chris Barnett (334.66) vs. Shinichi Suzukawa (220.9)
Shinya Aoki (154.65) vs. Yuki Yamamoto (154.98)
Yusuke Kawaguchi (n/a) vs. Justin Willis (289.79)
Kiuma Kunioku (152.44) vs. Ramazan Esenbaev (154.98)
Road to Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 Challenge Tournament Semifinals
Tsuyoshi Kurihara (203.81) vs. Ryo Sakai (235.78)
Takaaki Oban (254.96) vs. Yusuke Masuda (222.66)
Road to Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 Challenge Tournament Reserve Match
Shuji Morikawa (243.5) vs. Katsuyoshi Sasaki (193.45)
Kron Gracie scores quick submission in MMA debut
After months of training with Nick Diaz, Gilbert Melendez and Nate Diaz, jiu-jitsu wizard Kron Gracie finally made his MMA debut.
Son of legendary fighter Rickson Gracie, the multiple time jiu-jitsu and grappling champion fought for the first time under MMA rules at Tuesday’s Real Fight Championship 1 in Tokyo, Japan, against fellow MMA newcomer Hyung Soo-Kim, and scored a 65-second armbar after pulling guard...