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Fedor knows name of NYE opponent, announcement to be made 'next week'
It seems that MMA fans are the only people unaware of Fedor Emelianenko's next opponent. The Russian heavyweight legend was a guest commentator at the recent Super MMA Cup of Russia event, where he revealed that he is already in the final portion of his training camp and is preparing for a very specific opponent. However, while the former Pride Heavyweight champ has been informed of his upcoming opponent on New Year's Eve, the official announcement will not be made for another week.
Submitted Dec 6, 2015 4:09PM by tildengolfer - 17 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Rizin announces heavyweight tournament bracket
The Rizin Fighting Federation heavyweight tournament is set, as the promotion announced Monday the bracket and a reserve bout in a press conference in Tokyo. Taking place at the Saitama Super Arena, the eight-man grand prix will feature Satoshi Ishii vs. Jiri Prochazka, Teodoras Aukstolos vs. Bruno Cappelozza, Goran Reljic vs. Vadim Nemkov, and Muhammed Lawal against a yet-to-be-announced opponent. "King Mo", a former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, is the only fighter still waiting for an opponent, as Mark Godbeer was forced out due to an injury. Lawal will fight a heavyweight from British promotion BAMMA’s roster, Rizin officials announced. In the reserve bout, Valentin Moldavsky takes on Yuta Uchida. The tournament will begin on Dec. 29 and will be completed on Dec. 31.
Submitted Nov 30, 2015 11:40AM by JLS - 4 comments
Filed under: Asian MMA, Other Combat Sports
Boxing: Tyson Fury Pulls Off Shocking Upset of Wladimir Klitschko.
The new heavyweight champion of the world is flamboyant, unpredictable, iconoclastic, biting, endearing in certain ways, and apparently has a good singing voice. Not many thought Tyson Fury could beat reigning heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, especially taking on the defending Ukrainian WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champ in his second back yard, the ESPRIT Arena, in Dusseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. But Fury did it. He rocked the world and the Klitschko-dominated, dormant heavyweight division with a stunning unanimous decision, winning by 115-112 on the scorecards of Cesar Ramos and Ramon Cerdan, and 116-111 by judge Raul Caiz Sr.’s tally—despite Fury being deducted a point in the 11th round by referee Tony Weeks for rabbit punching.
Submitted Nov 28, 2015 8:25PM by JLS - 10 comments
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GLORY kickboxing headed to ESPN
It appears that GLORY finally has a new television home. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 5, 2015 1:03PM by Wez - 8 comments
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GLORY kickboxing to no longer air on Spike TV
Confirming long-standing rumors, GLORY kickboxing events will no longer air on Spike TV. After a run of more than a dozen events dating back to 2013, Spike will no longer air the top kickboxing organization's shows. The network confirmed the news with MMA Fighting on Tuesday.
Submitted Oct 27, 2015 12:45PM by tildengolfer - 9 comments
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Report: Manny Pacquiao to fight in April and then retire according to Bob Arum
Big news coming out of the boxing world today. ESPN is reporting that Manny Pacquiao will take a fight next spring on April 9, and will retire following that fight. ESPN's Dan Rafael has the news, which comes via Bob Arum. As Arum told ESPN, Pacquiao will take this final fight in April, and will then walk away from the sport to focus on his political career in the Philippines.
Submitted Oct 25, 2015 5:29PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Joe Schilling 'still 100 percent committed' to doing both kickboxing and MMA
One knockout loss is not going to deter Joe Schilling. The kickboxing phenom has not strayed from his path as an MMA fighter due to a second-round KO defeat against Hisaki Kato at Bellator 139 in June, he told MMA Fighting. Schilling still plans on competing in both sports as often as he can. "I'm still 100 percent committed to fighting," Schilling said. "I like to fight. I fight regularly."
Joe Schilling: Five-year suspension will be 'good thing' for Nick Diaz, the sport
Joe Schilling sees the silver lining in the bleakness of Nick Diaz's suspension. In fact, the Bellator MMA and GLORY star thinks the whole situation will turn out positively. Schilling told MMA Fighting this week that he sees the Nevada Athletic Commission's decision being overturned briskly and the organization's oversight being examined. Once Diaz returns to the Octagon, Schilling sees him being an even bigger draw.
Gabi Garcia to make MMA debut at New Year's Eve event in Japan
Most MMA fans remember Gabi Garcia from the third season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, where the 205-pound BJJ blackbelt helped Wanderlei Silva coach his team against arch enemy Chael Sonnen's. Garcia's MMA debut has long been talked about and was originally rumored for the Brazil-based Jungle Fight promotion. Now Garcia has revealed that she will have her first fight at the New Year's Eve event in Japan, that will be headlined by Fedor Emelianenko. "This is a secret, but everybody told me, 'You fight in Japan, you fight in Japan'. But yes, I fight in Japan, December 31," she told GNP1.de. FYI, it looks like all that mass she was cultivating has been harvested....
Submitted Sep 25, 2015 3:01PM by GDPofMPG - 14 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports, Interviews
Chael Sonnen says he's facing Josh Barnett in Metamoris
Chael Sonnen, who debuts this Friday night as an announcer for the World Series of Fighting, announced on Monday that he would be facing Josh Barnett in a Metamoris submission grappling match later this year...
Submitted Sep 14, 2015 11:28PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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USADA gave Mayweather retroactive OK to use banned IV for Pacquiao fight
Sorry, not sure where to post this... To the UFC fan, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is here to provide a needed regulatory body to "clean up" the sport's PED problem. It sounds like a good deal at face value, but as long-time boxing journalist Thomas Hauser uncovered in an SB Nation longform, USADA is dealing with its own major credibility issues in boxing. Far and away the biggest controversy that has made the rounds on sports media is the IV use of Floyd Mayweather the night before his mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao back in May.
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 3:25PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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Eddie Cummings Submits Joe Soto to Win Eddie Bravo Invitational 4
Eddie Cummings Submits Joe Soto to Win Eddie Bravo Invitational 4.
Submitted Aug 17, 2015 10:35AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Grappling: Metamoris to Host Karo Parisyan vs. J.T. Torres on Friday
Grappling: Metamoris to Host Karo Parisyan vs. J.T. Torres on Friday.
Submitted Aug 12, 2015 10:32AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Overeem blasts Glory for financial problems
Alistair Overeem says that kickboxing market leader Glory struggles financially, lacks big crowds and has "no heavyweight division".
Submitted Aug 6, 2015 11:04AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Gokhan Saki stripped of Glory LHW title
Glory has finally made the decision to strip Gokhan Saki of the Light Heavyweight title. All the details are right here.
Submitted Jul 29, 2015 10:51AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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GLORY star calls out Paul Daley for Dynamite
Nieky Holzken, one of the best pound-for-pound kickboxers in the world, wants a crack at Bellator MMA star Paul Daley at Bellator: Dynamite.
Submitted Jul 27, 2015 11:09AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Video: Sonnen trashes Baroni at Pro-Wrestling show
Former UFC stars Chael Sonnen and Phil Baroni were both at a pro-wrestling event in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jul 27, 2015 11:04AM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Ben Henderson set to compete at ADCC 2015
Former UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson will compete at the upcoming Abu Dhabi Combat Club tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Submitted Jul 22, 2015 10:36PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Pan Am wrestling recap: Team USA dominates
Bloody Elbow recaps the wrestling from the Pan American games in Toronto, Canada. Here, we look at the successes of team America.
Submitted Jul 20, 2015 10:35PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Ganryujima 2: July 18th
Participants this time include: Minowaman, JZ, Mighty Mo, the always exciting Kazuhisa Watanabe, Brian Dues (Ganryujima 1 winner), Kiyoshi Tamura, and Japanese Soccer star Takeshi Watanabe Personally I loved the first event, It was kind of like going back to 1996 and watching the original UFC's all over again. Edit: How could I forget Jimmy Ambriz? Freak-show fans unite, this ones going to extremely entertaining
Submitted Jul 9, 2015 3:46PM by Bustamante-Aoki - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA, Other Combat Sports
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