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KJ Noons vs Krazy Horse at June 26 Strikeforce
KJ Noons will rematch Charles 'Krazy Horse' Bennett at the June 26 Strikeforce event in San Jose, CA. Krazy Horse won by first rd KO in their first meeting at EliteXC: Destiny in February 2007. Fight Card: Fedor Emelianenko vs Fabricio Werdum Cris 'Cyborg' Santos vs Jan Finney Cung Le vs Scott Smith KJ Noons vs Charles Bennett
Submitted May 20, 2010 12:32AM by bbman182 - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
Mu Bae Choi Off Moosin MMA, Josh Barnes In
Just three days before its "God of Martial Arts" pay-per-view event, Moosin USA has been forced to make a late-notice switch to its main card. Mu Bae Choi is now off the event for undisclosed reasons. He was to have faced Travis Wiuff. Josh Barnes is the very-short-notice replacement. Barnes, who is 5-3 career after opening 4-0, is a primary training partner of Tim Sylvia.
Submitted May 18, 2010 11:09AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Shine Fights Cancellation Explained - Matchmaker Resigns
The fallout from the Shine Fights cancellation from the weekend continues into the new week as matchmaker Ron Foster has now resigned from the promotion amidst speculation of disorder and disorganization at the event in North Carolina on Saturday. The North Carolina Boxing Authority has also responded with why the event was canceled and it had nothing to do with Ricardo Mayorga. On Monday morning, Ron Foster announced his resignation to fighters and managers by sending an e-mail saying that he was stepping down from his duties as matchmaker for Shine Fights. When reached for comment on Monday by MMAWeekly.com, Foster was traveling at the time, and requested more time for an official response.
Submitted May 17, 2010 4:49PM by emfleek - 11 comments
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Bellator Wants To Make Gilbert Melendez Vs. Eddie Alvarez Happen
CHICAGO, Ill. (May 15, 2010) – Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney responded today to Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez’s call-out of reigning Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez, saying that he will do everything in his power to make the fight happen.
Submitted May 16, 2010 1:20PM by jae_1833 - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Shine Fights exec still unsure why card was canceled, vows to return in summer
While the North Carolina Boxing Authority's decision to cancel Saturday night's Shine Fights event is just hours old, the levity of the situation has already been fully realized by the promotion's CEO, Devin Price. "It's definitely sunk in," Price told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "This is definitely reality. It's not the reality I was hoping for, but it's definitely reality." But what Price said he doesn't fully realize yet is why. Why did the commission pull the plug when everyone else involved was prepared to move forward – even without the participation of former boxing champion Ricardo Mayorga?
Submitted May 16, 2010 9:02AM by Jshep714 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
BREAKING: Tonight's Shine Fights Event CANCELLED
Just hours after Shine Fights broadcaster Karyn Bryant informed the world that Ricardo Mayorga had been officially pulled from tonight's Shine Fights pay-per-view event, the entire event has been scrapped. "[North Carolina] commission cancels Shine Fights," Bryant posted on her Twitter account. No further information is available at this time.
Submitted May 15, 2010 8:01PM by DCRage - 8 comments
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Thomas vs. Mayorga OFF!
Don King Productions was granted its motion for injunctive relief Saturday against Shine Fight Promotions and boxer Ricardo Mayorga, who is scheduled to make his MMA debut against former UFC lightweight contender Din Thomas tonight at Shine Fights 3 “World Collide” at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C.
Submitted May 15, 2010 3:49PM by cowcatcher - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Paulo Filho faces Denis Kang at Impact FC
The promoter of Impact FC, Tom Huggins, just let us know firsthand that Paulo Filho will face Denis Kang in the 3rd edition of his event scheduled for July 17, 2010, in Australia. The fight would be the final of the Pride GP (up to 84kg), which did not happen due to an injury of Paulo Filho. On the occasion Misaki Kazushi, who had been submitted by Filho in the semifinals, came back and won against Kang in the jury decision, winning the championship belt of the GP. So what do you think the chances are that this fight actually happens?
Submitted May 14, 2010 6:16PM by Jshep714 - 13 comments
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Bellator 17 ratings up 184 percent from season-two debut event
Bellator Fighting Championships officials were pleased with the ratings earned by the promotion's Bellator 13 card, the debut event for the group's second season. They're likely downright giddy over the latest numbers from the company's FOX Sports Net broadcasts. Bellator officials today announced that the ratings for the May 6 Bellator 17 event were up 184 percent from the season-two debut four weeks prior. Bellator 17, which took place at Boston's Wang Theatre, featured Eddie Alvarez's "super fight" win over Josh Neer and Pat Curran's stunning decision win over lightweight tournament favorite Roger Huerta.
Submitted May 14, 2010 6:13PM by Jshep714 - 4 comments
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Buentello To Return In Shark Fights Main Event
Following his exit from the UFC, Paul Buentello will re-emerge on May 22 at Shark Fights 11 to face undefeated prospect Bryan Humes in the main event at Ector County Coliseum in Odessa, Texas. The winner of the bout will become the No. 1 contender to the Shark Fights heavyweight title currently held by Darrel Schoonover.
Submitted May 14, 2010 7:04AM by Jshep714 - 3 comments
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Karo Parisyan headed to Australia for Impact FC, fights Luis Dutra Jr.
Karo Parisyan is moving on with his fight career and will appear at Impact FC in Australia on July 10. Parisyan today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he has agreed to fight Brazilian Luis Dutra Jr. on the card Down Under. MMAjunkie.com reported earlier today that the former UFC welterweight's potential Strikeforce contract fell through. "I [haven't] fought for a year-and-a-half, (so) it's exciting," Parisyan said. "Time to get on top again." The Armenian-American fighter declined to comment on his Strikeforce negotiations other than to say the potential deal was a six-fight contract...
Submitted May 13, 2010 5:14PM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
Ken Shamrock to Fight Pedro Rizzo at July 17 Impact FC Event
Ken Shamrock is currently penned in to face Pedro Rizzo and not Mark Coleman at Impact FC on July 17 in Australia, MMAFighting.com has confirmed with promoters. The Shamrock-Coleman matchup had been discussed but no agreement was reached. I believe this is on the same card as Ninja- Jeremy May and I have read Semtex maybe fighting on this card too. Whoever wins this one should move into the top ten P4P discussion.
Submitted May 13, 2010 11:19AM by Jshep714 - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Jeremy May Versus Murilo Ninja Rua For Impact FC
MMA Recap has learned from sources close to the fighters' camps that Jeremy May will take on Murilo "Ninja" Rua at Impact FC's first show on July 3rd. The event takes place in Aukland, New Zealand.
Submitted May 13, 2010 2:27AM by Jshep714 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Mayorga vs. Thomas Remains in Jeopardy Over Term 'Bout'
In the court battle over whether boxer Ricardo Mayorga is contractually free to pursue his MMA debut against former UFC fighter Din Thomas at this Saturday's Shine Fights event in North Carolina, a lot may depend on what the definition of the word "bout" is. Last week, Don King Productions filed a motion in a Florida court for preliminary injunctive relief to stop Mayorga's participation in the Shine Fights 3 pay-per-view event, alleging that Mayorga is violating his exclusive promotional contract with DKP by engaging in the MMA bout.
Submitted May 12, 2010 11:13PM by Jshep714 - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Travis Galbraith Off Shine Fights, Heath Faces Rua
Just days before the upstart Shine Fight Promotions' first pay-per-view event, the organization has been forced to juggle its main-card lineup. Travis Galbraith, who was to have faced Murilo Rua, is now off. He has withdrawn due to disagreements with the organization over travel arrangements. Galbraith said his decision to withdraw from the card was based on a series of events that left him concerned. A replacement has been secured, reportedly it's David "Not Gangrel" Heath.
Submitted May 12, 2010 8:11PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Jay Silva replaces Paulo Filho in Thursday's Bellator 18 "super fight" with Hector Lombard
Another opportunity has passed by former World Extreme Cagefighting champion and one-time highly ranked middleweight Paulo Filho. Although Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney this past week spoke with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) and denied reports of Filho's scratch from Thursday's Bellator 18 event and said last-minute plans could salvage the fight, the efforts came up short. MMAjunkie.com has confirmed with multiple sources, including Rebney, that former UFC fighter Jay Silva (5-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC) replaced Filho (18-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) and meets Bellator middleweight champ Hector Lombard (24-2-1 MMA, 3-0 BFC) in the event's non-title headliner.
Submitted May 11, 2010 1:40PM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Bellator CEO: Filho vs. Lombard Is Still On
Despite reports stating otherwise, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney says that as far as he knows, Paulo Filho vs. Hector Lombard at Bellator 18 is still on. According to a report from GracieMag.com, Filho said he was unable to get a visa to travel to the U.S. because of documentation issues. However, Rebney today spoke to Filho's representatives, who said that Filho is traveling from Brazil to the U.S.on Monday and will have his pre-fight medical paperwork completed the next day. But there is a Plan B if Filho fails to materialize. "We've backed ourselves up; we've done everything we needed to do in protecting the sanctity of that event, but my hope is that he shows up," Rebney said. "I think Hector Lombard deserves this fight." Rebney declined to name Filho's possible replacement but said it is an opponent known to mixed-martial-arts fans.
Submitted May 8, 2010 6:55AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Paulo Filho is out of his Bellator fight with Hector Lombard
Former WEC champion Paulo Filho is out of his Bellator fight with Hector Lombard, apparently because of visa issues. The Brazilian middleweight says that he has not been abke to obtain the necessary paperwork to fight in the US on May 13th. “It seems the event took too long in sending out the letter I needed to present at the consulate and I’m not sure but it could be there was some kind of failure on the part of my managers. So, I won’t get my visa in time,” he told Gracie Mag.
Submitted May 8, 2010 2:27AM by jae_1833 - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
MFC 25: Vindication Results
- Thales Leites def. Jesse Taylor by Submission (Triangle Choke) Rd. 1 (2:27) - Ryan Jimmo defeated Wilson Gouveia by Unanimous Decision Rd. 3 (5:00) - Emanuel Newton def. Dwayne Lewis by Unanimous Decision Rd. 3 (5:00) - Pete Spratt def. Luigi Fioravanti by TKO (Strikes) Rd. 3 (4:02) - Gavin Neil def. Richie Hightower by Rear Naked Choke Rd. 1 (2:52) - Chase Gormley def. Ryan Fortin by Unanimous Decision Rd. 3 (5:00)
Submitted May 8, 2010 2:17AM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Curran shocks Huerta / Alvarez subs Neer
BOSTON – The big question after the fights on Thursday night? Where is Roger Huerta’s head at this stage of his fight career? Was it an issue of a rhythmic drought? Is his focus on something other than mixed martial arts right now? Or did he overlook his opponent, Pat Curran, in this lightweight semifinal tournament bout? Regardless of the speculation, Huerta and Curran put on a great show. The first round started with Curran landing brutal kicks to the body of Huerta that generated gasps of pity from the audience. It was Huerta’s slowest of the three rounds. He seemed to be waiting for a brawl, but Curran wasn’t interested in playing into that game. In the second round the pace started to pick up. Huerta was given periods of the “brawl” he wanted from Curran, but during those periods Curran stayed focused, landed good counter punches, and even several foot jabs to the head and mid-section of his opponent.
Submitted May 7, 2010 11:53AM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
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