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Invicta FC 17 results: Evinger retains at bantamweight, Hill captures strawweight belt
Colleen Schneider was as high as a +400 underdog entering her shot at Tonya Evinger and the bantamweight title at Invicta FC 17. She came up short, but showed enough to suggest she may have deserved a little more respect at the sportsbooks. Schneider (10-7) was game for five rounds against Evinger (18-5) never backing down from her more experienced and accomplished opponent. However, Evinger simply had more tools available as she repeatedly used trip takedowns to grind away for a unanimous decision victory.
Submitted May 8, 2016 3:19AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Ivan Buchinger to defend title June 4 vs. undefeated challenger Magomed Idrisov
M-1 Global has announced that M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Ivan “Buki” Buchinger will defend his title against undefeated challenger Magomed Idrisov, headlining M-1 Challenge 67,June 4 at Baku, Azerbaijan. Also announced is a fight between undefeated Kazakh welterweight prospectShavkat Rakjmonov and Brazilian veteran Carlos Alexandre “Indio” Pereira. M-1 Challenge 67 will be streamed live from Azerbaijan in high definition onwww.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all of the action on their computers, as well as on Android and Apple smart phones and tablets.
Submitted May 6, 2016 10:23PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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Martin Svensson Returns to Cage Warriors Fighting Championship
London, England May 5th 2016:The Cage Warriors Fighting Championship is pleased to announce the latest addition to its lightweight division, Swede, Martin Svensson (14-6 MMA | 2-1 CWFC) to an exclusive multi-fight deal. The Swedish star originally signed for Cage Warriors in January 2014 as a featherweight following a decision loss to Jim Alers in a CWFC title challenge at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena in September 2013. Alers went onto compete in the UFC while Svensson immediately rebounded with wins against the highly regarded British veteran Robbie Olivier at CWFC 66 in March 2014 and former CWFC Title challenger Dave Hill at CWFC 71 in August 2014.
Submitted May 6, 2016 3:45PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, The Ultimate Fighter
Veteran Fighter Blas Avena Found Dead, Police Suspect Suicide
Thirty-two-year-old mixed martial artist Blas Avena was found deceased in his Las Vegas apartment on Wednesday. Las Vegas Metro Police are investigating his passing as a possible suicide. “Arriving police and medical personnel located an adult male who was pronounced deceased at the scene. As of now, the death is being investigated as a suicide,” a LVMPD spokesperson told TMZ.
Submitted May 6, 2016 2:58PM by JLS1980 - 4 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
Titan FC inks 'TUF 19' runner-up Dhiego Lima for June 10 debut
“The Ultimate Fighter 19” runner-up Dhiego Lima has joined the Titan FC welterweight roster.
Submitted May 6, 2016 5:35AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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Norman Parke vs Vlado Sikic set for Final Fight Championship in September
Norman Parke announced on his Facebook page today that he has signed with FCC (Final Fight Championship) in Austria and will be fighting undefeated striker Vlado Sikic (10-0-1) in September 2016. Parke’s recent release from the UFC was seen as harsh by most fans after the Northern Irishman had gone 5-3-1 inside the promotion with his losses coming via close decisions. Sikic has 9 finishes from his 10 wins, with only his debut and his draw with Islam Maganadov going to a decision.
Submitted May 5, 2016 5:23AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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Muay Thai champ Tiffany van Soest says she’s ‘one or two years away’ from breaking out in MMA
After making her name as a champion kickboxer under the Lion Fight banner, winning titles in two separate weight classes, Tiffany van Soest is looking to expand her horizons. The 27-year-old "Time Bomb" recently signed deals with the kickboxing promotion Glory, as well as an MMA deal with Invicta FC. She competes May 13 at the Glory 30 Super Fight Series against Emma Hasshass in Los Angeles. And, though an opponent hasn’t been named as of yet for her Invicta FC debut -- which will double officially as her MMA debut -- van Soest says the fight will take place on Sept. 23.
Brother vs. Brother Fight, Featherweight Title Bout Top WSOF 32 on July 30
World Series of Fighting 32 will bring a new meaning to the phrase “sibling rivalry.” The Las Vegas-based promotion announced on Tuesday that Caros Fodor will lock horns with adopted brother Ben Fodor in the WSOF 32 co-main event on July 30 at Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wash. The card will be headlined by a featherweight title rematch between Alexandre Almeida and Lance Palmer. "I suspected for a while that it was eventually going to happen, but it's coming at a good time because we're not getting along very well," Caros Fodor told Yahoo Sports . "I'm excited. My career has been up and down and so this will be a good fight for me. I can get in there and make some money.
Submitted May 3, 2016 4:33PM by JLS1980 - 19 comments
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Kimbo Slice-Dada 5000 Result Overturned to No Contest by Texas Commission
The result of the Bellator 149 clash between Kimbo Slice and Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris has officially been overturned to a no-contest following Slice’s failed drug test. The change was noted on Monday by MMAJunkie.com, reporting that Slice -- whose real name is Kevin Ferguson -- has reached a settlement with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation over his recent suspension.
Submitted May 2, 2016 11:45PM by RhythmAndStyle - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
Legacy FC 56 set for June 24 in Dallas with Manny Vazquez vs. Steven Peterson headliner
Legacy FC bantamweight champion Manny Vazquez puts his title on the line against Steven Peterson in the headlining bout of Legacy FC 56. Legacy FC officials recently announced the matchup and that the event will take place June 24 at The Bomb Factory in Dallas. As with all Legacy FC events, the night’s main card airs on AXS TV. The Legacy FC 56 lineup includes: MAIN CARD (AXS TV, 10 p.m. ET) Manuel Vazquez vs. Steven Peterson Ryan Hollis vs. Jason Sampson Edwin Figueroa vs. Levi Mowles Geoffrey Neal vs. Andrew Parker J.C. Cottrell vs. Cody Walker Miles Johns vs. Eliazar Rodriguez PRELIMINARY CARD (Unaired) Sean Holden vs. Bilal Williams Joshua Mosquea vs. Jessie Vasquez Matthew Alonzo vs. Jason Perrotta
Submitted May 2, 2016 11:08PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Kaline Medeiros replaces injured Mizuki Inoue at Invicta 17
A couple late changes have been made to this weekend's Invicta 17 event. Japan's Mizuki Inoue has withdrawn from the event in Costa Mesa, Calif. due to a training injury, the company announced Monday. Taking her place in a strawweight matchup against Brazil's Aline Serio (9-5) will be Kaline Medeiros (6-4).
Submitted May 2, 2016 7:59PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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Luis Felix vs. Ryan Sanders title fight headlines CES MMA 36 on AXS TV
A championship rematch is slated to headline next month’s CES MMA 36 event. Officials today announced lightweight champion Luis Felix (14-9) and challenger Ryan Sanders (10-7) will rematch at the June 10 event, which airs on AXS TV from Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I.
Submitted May 2, 2016 6:59PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Raoni Barcelos vs. Bobby Moffett title bout headlines RFA 39 in Indiana
RFA 39 heads to “The Hoosier State” in June with a featherweight championship headliner. RFA 39 takes place June 17 at Hammond Civic Center in Hammond, Ind. The main card airs on AXS TV. The promotion recently announced the event details.
Submitted May 2, 2016 6:57PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Gesias Cavalcante fights Pat Healy for vacant lightweight belt at Titan FC 39
A lightweight title fight has been added to next month’s Titan FC 39 event. Gesias Cavalcante (19-8-1) and former Titan FC champion Pat Healy (33-21) meet for the organization’s vacant 155-pound title, officials announced during Saturday’s Titan FC 38 broadcast...
Submitted May 1, 2016 1:16PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Iceland’s Sunna Davidsdottir Signed to Invicta
Sunna Davidsdottir was the first female amateur fighter out of Iceland and now “Tsunami” will become the first pro fighter. The Mjölnir MMA fighter will have her debut in style, as she will do it with Invicta FC. “I´m going PRO!” posts the strawweight today at the same time Invicta made the announcement.
Submitted Apr 29, 2016 9:29PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
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Fabio Maldonado plans to use DHEA for Fedor match, admits use in UFC
Fabio Maldonado reveals he was taking DHEA during his UFC run and intends to use it again when he meets Fedor Emelianenko at Fight Nights, on June 17.
Submitted Apr 28, 2016 3:32PM by JLS1980 - 6 comments
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Four-Time UFC Veteran Akbarh Arreola Retires from MMA at Age 33
Thirty-five fight veteran Akbarh Arreola has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts at 33 years old. "I wanted to take this opportunity to announce that out of respect for my family, my physical integrity and the sport, I retire,” Arreola wrote on Facebook. “To my fortune and I'm sure for many of you, today we have many compatriots and friends dedicated 100 percent to the sport and can continue to compete at the highest level that is required. Many thanks to all the people who supported me from the beginning and all those who with their good vibes always drew a smile on my face. " A native of Tijuana, Mexico, Arreola exits the sport with a 23-11-1 career mark, with 17 victories via submission and five by knockout. He last competed at Pancrase 277 on April 24, losing to Kazuki Tokudome via technical knockout 4:59 into the first round.
Submitted Apr 27, 2016 2:50PM by JLS1980 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
WSOF lightweight champ Justin Gaethje expected to face Ozzy Dugulubgov in next outing
Undefeated WSOF lightweight champ Justin Gaethje (16-0) will likely meet six-time WSOF veteran Ozzy Dugulubgov (8-2) in his next title defense. WSOF President Ray Sefo recently revealed the plan on WSOF.com. “We’re still working out the details, but right now, I’m leaning toward going with Ozzy Dugulubgov for that shot,” Sefo wrote. “Ozzy debuted with us back in 2013, on just our second event. He’s gone 5-1 in his six World Series of Fighting appearances, and that one loss came via split decision. I think he’s proven himself as a true contender, and this will be his opportunity to show the world that he’s capable of competing at an elite level.”
Submitted Apr 27, 2016 11:36AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Shlemenko vs. Emeev, Volkov vs. Vegh set for M-1 Challenge 68 in June
After the completion of the semi-final stage of the middleweight Grand Prix, M-1 Global announced that Alexander Shlemenko and Ramazan Emeev will headline the tournament finale at M-1 Challenge 68 in June. The co-main event will feature a heavyweight title fight between Alexander Volkov and Attila Vegh. The news was confirmed on the promotion's official website.
Submitted Apr 27, 2016 11:34AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Shawn Jordan signs with WSOF: 'I look forward to fighting for their heavyweight strap'
Heavyweight mixed martial arts fighter Shawn Jordan decided to test the free agency waters last year prior to an October UFC fight with Ruslan Magomedov, which he would lose by decision. Following the loss, which snapped a three-fight winning streak (all knockouts), the organization quietly did not re-sign Jordan (18-7). "Yes, they did not re-sign me," Jordan told BloodyElbow.com on Monday. "No real reasoning. Most likely because I didn't re-sign before the loss. "The division is shallow and all my fights are good. Yet they let me go."
Submitted Apr 26, 2016 11:17AM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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