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Jessamyn Duke appeals controversial Invicta FC 5 KO loss to Miriam Nakamoto
Jessamyn Duke thought at the time she might be getting the short end of the stick, but she wasn't quite sure. Immediately after eating a second knee from Miriam Nakamoto (2-0) at Friday's Invicta FC 5 event, Duke (2-1) thought there was a good chance she was grounded, making the knee illegal. But with veteran referee John McCarthy running the action, she also second-guessed herself in the heat of the moment. It wasn't until later, in the back after the knockout loss, that she and her team were sure they had a pretty good reason to be upset at how things went down...
Submitted Apr 8, 2013 5:11PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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WSOF president: Paulo Filho won't be returning to the organization
The listless, passive performance recently delivered by Paulo Filho is likely to keep him from returning to World Series of Fighting.
Submitted Apr 8, 2013 1:58PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Marloes Coenen vs. Cristiane 'Cyborg' title rematch will headline Invicta FC 6
The recently announced championship bout between Marloes Coenen (21-5) and Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (11-1) will headline Invicta FC 6. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently passed along news of the matchup, which awards the winner Invicta's first-ever featherweight title, on Saturday, and Invicta officials recently confirmed it'll headline the event...
Submitted Apr 8, 2013 10:50AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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ONE FC 8 weigh-in results: Champ Boku, challenger Aoki official
-Champ Kotetsu Boku (70 kg/154 lbs.) vs Shinya Aoki (70.1 kg/155 lbs.) *for ONE FC 7 lineup -Brock Larson (83.9 kg/185 lbs.) vs Melvin Manhoef (83.9 kg/185 lbs.) -Jens Pulver (60.9 kg/134 lbs.) vs Masakatsu Ueda (61 kg/135 lbs.) -Thanh Vu (61 kg/135 lbs.) vs Kevin Belingon (61.1 kg/135 lbs.) -Arnaud Lepont (69.9 kg/154 lbs.) vs Eddie Ng (69.9 kg/154 lbs.) -Yusup Saddulaev (61.1 kg/135 lbs.) vs Leandro Issa (61.1 kg/135 lbs.) -Rene Catalan (56.1 kg/124 lbs.) vs Alex Silva (56.5 kg/125 lbs.) -Bashir Ahmad (65.7 kg/145 lbs.) vs Shannon Wiratchai (65.8 kg/145 lbs.) -Swain Cangco (92 kg/203 lbs.) vs Jake Butler (92.9 kg/205 lbs.) -Chen Yun Ting (56.3 kg/124 lbs.) vs Ronald Low (56.4 kg/124 lbs.)
Submitted Apr 4, 2013 12:17PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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After first failed attempt at online PPV, Invicta FC betting big on Ustream fix
The last time the all-female MMA promotion Invicta FC tried selling an event via online pay-per-view, it charged $7.95 for a stream that didn't work.
Submitted Apr 3, 2013 3:37PM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
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Florida regulator finds no fraud with transgender fighter Fallon Fox, drops case
A Florida regulatory agency that oversees the state's athletic commission has found insufficient evidence to prove transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox committed fraud prior to her most recent bout.
Submitted Apr 3, 2013 2:14PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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Mike Kyle vs. Valentijn Overeem set for CFA 11, AXS TV deal in works
A heavyweight bout between former Strikeforce fighters Mike Kyle and Valentijn Overeem is set for Championship Fighting Alliance's 11th event, which is slated for May 24 at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla.
Submitted Apr 1, 2013 2:35PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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One FC Offers Live Online PPV of “Kings and Champions” Kotetsu Boku vs. Shinya Aoki
ONE Fighting Championship presents ONE FC: KINGS & CHAMPIONS (Kotetsu Boku vs. Shinya Aoki) live on Pay-Per-View online on Friday, April 5.
Submitted Apr 1, 2013 11:47AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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One FC Snaps Up UFC Vet Kamal Shalorus
UFC and WEC veteran Kamal Shalorus is headed to the Philippines to fight for One FC. Shalorus recently posted his signing to One FC on his Facebook page. MMAWeekly.com sources have since confirmed that Shalorus is expected to fight Eduard Folayang at One FC 9 on May 31 at SM Mall of Asia in Bay City near Manila. Shalorus (7-3-2) left the UFC on a three-fight skid after having gone 3-0-1 in the WEC. He counted Bart Palaszewski among his WEC wins, but could never get off the ground in the Octagon...
Submitted Mar 31, 2013 11:07AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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Shalorus signs with ONE FC, set to face Folayang
UFC veteran Kamal Shalorus has signed with ONE FC and will be taking on Eduard Folayang in his home country.
Submitted Mar 29, 2013 4:25PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Jon Fitch vs. Josh Burkman confirmed as main event of World Series of Fighting 3
Former UFC welterweight Jon Fitch will fight in the main event of World Series of Fighting 3 this June, as he takes on Josh Burkman.
Submitted Mar 27, 2013 11:50PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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B.C.’s Budd to face Estes at Invicta FC 5
Canadian kickboxer Julia (The Jewel) Budd has another new opponent for next week’s Invicta FC 5, and hopefully this one will stick. The Port Moody, B.C., native take on Mollie Estes at the event in what will be her third appearance in the all-female MMA promotion. Budd (4-2) was originally supposed to face Ediane Gomes (1-1) at the event, which takes place April 5 at Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City. That was before Invicta signed former Strikeforce champion Cristiane (Cyborg) Santos and decided to match her versus Gomes. Budd was then paired against Fiona Muxlow; however, Gomes was injured and again Budd’s opponent was pulled in order to face Santos. Estes, meanwhile was originally on the card against Veronica Rothenhausler, but the latter had to withdraw with an injury. The 29-year-old Budd, a protégé of former MMA star Lance Gibson and known for her phenomenal conditioning, will be seeking her third straight win, all with Invicta, since a 39-second loss to Ronda Rousey in Strikeforce, in which her elbow was dislocated. Her last two wins came by first-round TKO — both by way of punches and elbow strikes — over Elina Nilsson and Danielle West.
Submitted Mar 26, 2013 6:27PM by Bubbles - 2 comments
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Gerald Harris: Jon Fitch's potential WSOF title shot 'straight-up ridiculous'
Let's say, just for the sake of argument, that when it comes to the World Series of Fighting (or, really, any MMA organization not named UFC or Bellator), we can all agree on what the question is.
Submitted Mar 26, 2013 6:25PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
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Nick Lembo explains regulatory challenges WSOF faced before second event
Without federal regulations, mixed martial arts promoters are forced to abide by guidelines that often vary both in type and size as they hold events in different states. The World Series of Fighting (WSOF) ran headlong into this particular challenge as they held their second show overall and first in New Jersey on Saturday evening at Revel Resort and Casino in Atlantic City. As it turns out, the show came close to never happening. Aside from complications prior to the weigh-ins, the organization failed to comply with state regulations as it pertains to creating a complete, safe cage. In short, WSOF initially provided both a canvas and cage pads too small for their own cage. Bloody Elbow was the first to report the news...
Submitted Mar 26, 2013 12:44AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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Jon Fitch debuts with WSOF in June, likely against Josh Burkman
Jon Fitch was cageside for Saturday's World Series of Fighting 2 event in New Jersey, and promotion president Ray Sefo had an announcement about him. The question now will be whether Sefo gets his wish – or if Fitch's first opponent will be playing hardball.
Submitted Mar 24, 2013 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Riddle vs. Young, two title fights set for Legacy FC 21 on July 19 in Houston
Twelve-time UFC veteran Matt Riddle (7-3) makes his Legacy Fighting Championship debut on July 19 when he faces Artenas Young (9-5) at Legacy FC 21. The event takes place at Houston's Arena Theater, and the night's main cards airs on AXS TV. The booking was revealed on Friday's new edition of AXS TV's "Inside MMA." Additionally, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned the evening will also feature a pair of title fights, as William "Bubba" Bush (5-2) faces Larry Crowe (6-2) for the promotion's vacant middleweight title and Angel Huerta (6-1) competes for the vacant Legacy FC featherweight belt against the winner of an April 12 bout between Matt Hobar (6-1) and Nelson Salas (4-0).
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 3:20PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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WSOF 2 weigh-in results: Headliners Arlovski (245.5), Johnson (230.2) official
A World Series of Fighting 2 headlining contest between former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski and onetime UFC welterweight contender Anthony Johnson is now official.
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 12:02PM by prophecy033 - 11 comments
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RFA 7 results: Thatch taps Rhodes in first, Njokuani upset
Facing late replacement Mike Rhodes (4-1) in a 175-poud catchweight fight, Colorado native Brando Thatch (9-1) brought his hometown crowd to its feet with a first-round submission win. The bout served as the main event of Friday's Resurrection Fighting Alliance 7 event, which took pace at 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colo. The evening's main card aired on AXS TV...
Submitted Mar 23, 2013 11:48AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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World Series of Fighting event facing possible cancellation due to issues with cage
Issues with the cage could potentially lead to the cancellation of the World Series of Fighting event. Last minute steps are being taken by the promotion to attempt to get the cage cleared and have the event go ahead without issue.
Submitted Mar 22, 2013 11:39PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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Promoters say MMA fighter Rowan faked death
Mixed martial arts promoters Christos Piliafas and Scott DiPonio were shocked to learn that one of their fighters was a suspect in the holdup of a Michigan gun shop this week. After all, it was only two weeks ago that they raised more than $1,000 to help the amateur heavyweight's family pay for his funeral. Charles Rowan, 25, didn't die in a February car wreck while en route to his fifth bout, as his girlfriend, Rosalinda Martinez, claimed that night, according to DiPonio. The couple and a friend, Michael Bowman, were in a Gladwin courtroom Friday to hear the charges against them: armed robbery and assault with intent to murder. Each requested a court-appointed attorney. DiPonio, who owns the Diamond D fight team, said he realized they had been duped when he saw Rowan's mug shot on television identifying him as a person of interest in the Monday robbery of Guns and Stuff in Sage Township, about 100 miles southeast of Traverse City. The store's owner, Richard Robinette, was severely beaten and remained in serious but stable condition Friday in a Flint hospital.
Submitted Mar 22, 2013 6:47PM by Poor_Franklin - 2 comments
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