Din Thomas Plans MMA Welcome For Mayorga
Former UFC lightweight contender Din Thomas has been on a roll. Since bidding farewell to the UFC and the 155-pound class in early 2008, the American Top Team product has gone 3-0 as a featherweight, most recently earning a second-round TKO over Dustin Pague on Jan. 8 of this year.
UCMMA To Implement Blood Testing In U.K.
“As the U.K.’s biggest promotion, we are proud to lead the way in fighter safety. Fighters will have to produce their blood test results at the weigh-in, with test results being no older than one month,” said UCMMA founder Dave O’Donnell.
WCF Announces Full Card For Next Show Feb. 26
On Wednesday, World Championship Fighting announced the co-main event for their upcoming card set for Feb 26 in Wilmington, MA as undefeated former Olympian, Rick Hawn, takes on veteran fighter, Tom Gallicchio, to add onto an already impressive card.
Matt Major joins Bellator's eight-man season-two middleweight tourney
Middleweight fighter and fashion designer Matt Major has signed a deal with Bellator Fighting Championships and will compete in the organization's season-two eight-man middleweight tournament.The promotion today announced the signing.Major (6-1) is currently riding a three-fight win streak, which included decision victories over UFC veteran Shonie Carter and former EliteXC fighter Jamie Fletcher.
Ex-UFC fighter Jake Rosholt meets Rudy Lindsey at March 6 XFL event
In his first fight since a surprising release from the Ultimate Fighter Championship, Jake Rosholt (6-2) takes on one-time Bellator Fighting Championships fighter Rudy Lindsey (11-9) at a March 6 X-treme Fighting League in Tulsa, Okla.
Rosholt's camp today alerted MMAjunkie.com of the booking.
Rosholt, a three-time NCAA Division I national wrestling champion and four-time All-American at Oklahoma State, received his UFC walking papers following a November submission loss to Kendall Grove at UFC 106.
Japanese star Hidehiko Yoshida announces final MMA bout set for April 25
Former PRIDE fighter and Japanese star Hidehiko Yoshida will fight for the final time on April 25.
Yoshida, a 1992 Olympic gold medalist in judo who turned pro in MMA in 2002, will help organize an event called "ASTRA," though no opponent has been announced.
The event takes place at the 15,000-seat Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, and features fellow Yoshida Dojo fighters Kazuhiro Nakamura, Tatsunao Nagakura, Michihiro Omigawa and Makoto Takimoto.
Opponents also have not been named for those fighters.
GForce: 'Bad Blood 3' fight results and recap
In the night's main event, Bellator Middleweight Champion Hector Lombard put his 16-fight unbeaten streak on the line against Joey Gorczynski. The card's co-main event featured a lightweight battle between Jorge Masvidal and Luis Palomino.
WEC vet Bryan Baker added to Bellator's second middleweight tourney
With Bellator Fighting Championships middleweight champion Hector Lombard set to defend his belt in 2010, the upstart promotion today announced the second contender in season two's eight-man bracket.
Three-time WEC veteran Bryan Baker (11-1 MMA, 1-0 BFC) returns for a second appearance for Bellator, though this time he'll be involved in tournament action.
Baker earned a decision win over Matt Horwich in a non-tournament bout at Bellator VIII during the company's inaugural season.
"'The Beast' is a dangerous addition to our middleweight tournament," Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney stated in today's official release. "He caught my eye back at Bellator VIII, and I knew then and there that he would make a big impact on our 185-pound challenger tournament."
Tachi Palace Fights' Nam Phan balances fighting aspirations with role model duties
"When I fight, I try to be a role model with the young Asian-Americans around here," Phan recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "When I was brought up, there was no Asian-American role model. There was no one to look up to." Phan is proud of his Vietnamese heritage, and he takes equal pride in helping to guide the youth that live in his predominantly Asian-American neighborhood.
Bellator FC headed to Kansas City with four events in 2010
Under the terms of the agreement, four Bellator MMA events will be staged at the highly popular Kansas City Power & Light District, which is owned and managed by The Cordish Company, a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate known for its tremendously successful development of mixed-use entertainment districts in high-profile destinations throughout the country including Baltimore, Houston, Louisville, Ky., Atlantic City, N.J., Hollywood, Fla., and Charleston, S.C.
Colt Toombs -- Son of 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper -- to Make Pro Debut Thursday
After an unbeaten amateur run, Colt Toombs will make his professional debut on Thursday night in an undercard bout during a Tachi Palace Fights card in Leemore, Calif.
Toombs is the son of former professional wrestling great "Rowdy" Roddy Piper.
A member of Team Quest, the 20-year-old Toombs went 4-0 in amateur competition as a featherweight, winning twice by TKO, once by submission and once by decision. His last amateur bout was last October.
In his pro debut, he'll face Art Becerra, who is 1-1 and last fought in Sept. 2008.