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Brave champ Carlston Harris welcomes Al-Selawe as challenger, willing to fight in Jordan
(arabsmma.com)
Brave Welterweight champion Carlston Harris wants to fight outside of Brazil and defend his title in a foreign country. Even though he’s from Guyana, “Moçambique” has spent his entire career fighting in Brazil, a place he calls home for nearly eight years now. And he knows his next opponent could very well be Jarrah Al-Selawe, who moved to 3-0 with Brave Combat Federation after shutting down Carl Booth at Brave 9: The Kingdom of Champions. And with “The Jordanian Lion” campaigning for a Brave fight card in his home country, after claiming H.H Sheikh Khalid made him a promise, Harris isn’t opposed to defending his belt at his opponent’s home turf. Actually, the Welterweight champion relishes the challenge.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 12:27AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Shane Campbell Aiming For Flawless Victory In Unified MMA 33 Title Fight
(mmaweekly.com)
Heading into 2017, lightweight Shane Campbell was in need of a rebound, coming off of four losses in five UFC fights. Luckily, Campbell was able to bounce back in the United MMA promotion in Canada. In three fights for United, Campbell has managed to finish all three bouts, and claim the promotion’s lightweight title in the process. “These three wins were not the caliber of what I was fighting in 2016, but they were still all game opponents,” Campbell told MMAWeekly.com. “I didn’t take any one of them lightly.
Submitted Dec 13, 2017 12:19AM by JLS - 1 comment
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One Warriors Of The World Fight Highlights: Alex Silva Shocks The World!
(mmaweekly.com)
Alex Silva surprised nearly everyone as he got the better of Yoshitaka Naito to capture the ONE strawweight title on Saturday in Bangkok.
Submitted Dec 11, 2017 4:10AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
Why Invicta FC flyweight champion Jennifer Maia turned down TUF 26 opportunity
(https:)
Jennifer Maia is one of the top flyweights in the world, so why wasn’t she on the 26th season of The Ultimate Fighter? The UFC recently crowned its first women’s flyweight champion with a special edition of the company’s reality show, and Maia, the current Invicta FC 125-pound champion, was not listed as one of the contestants. Set to defend her Invicta FC belt just seven days after Nicco Montaño won the inaugural UFC title with a decision win over Roxanne Modafferi, Maia said that she got a call from the promotion to be on the reality show, but turned down the opportunity. "They invited me to be on The Ultimate Fighter, but since I’m the Invicta champion I thought that I don’t need to go through TUF to be in the UFC,” Maia told MMA Fighting. "Sometimes you’re not in a good day there and end up losing, and it’s not smart to leave a promotion where I’m the champion to try something.
Submitted Dec 8, 2017 2:59PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, Other MMA Organizations
 
Invicta FC announces flurry of signings, including Pearl Gonzalez
(https:)
Invicta FC is reloading for 2018. The all-female promotion announced the signing of 15 fighters on Thursday, including UFC veterans Sarah Kaufman (18-4, 1 NC) and strawweight Pearl Gonzalez (6-3). Kaufman’s signing was previously confirmed by MMA Fighting. Kaufman isn’t the only newcomer of note in the bantamweight division. Marceia Allen (6-2) enters the Invicta ranks on the strength of a three-fight winning streak that includes victories over Carina Damm and one-time Strikeforce title challenger Jan Finney, and undefeated Julia Avila Shumate (3-0) boasts wins over current UFC flyweight champion Nicco Montano and veteran Marion Reneau.
Submitted Dec 7, 2017 5:34PM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Sarah Kaufman signs with Invicta FC, set to return in January
(https:)
Sarah Kaufman is heading back to Invicta FC. The veteran bantamweight has signed a new deal with the all-female MMA promotion, Invicta officials confirmed with MMA Fighting.
Submitted Dec 6, 2017 2:15PM by Five-Alive - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Damon Jackson is new headliner for next week's LFA 28 event
(https:)
Next week’s LFA 28 event has a new headliner, and it’s a rematch. Officials today announced the cancellation of its original main event after welterweight Evan Cutts (8-3) suffered an injury and was forced out of his fight with Jaleel Willis (8-0), who will be rescheduled for a future card. The new headliner features former Legacy FC champion Damon Jackson (12-2-1) vs. fellow lightweight Luis Luna (14-6). Jackson was originally scheduled to fight Thai Clark (7-0) in the event’s co-headliner.
Submitted Dec 3, 2017 10:07PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dylan Andrews gets ACB 76 Gold Coast call up, set to meet Azamat Amagov December 9
(https:)
Former UFC middleweight Dylan Andrews has finally secured an opponent for the debut Australian offering from Russian based Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB). ACB 76 takes place December 9 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland. Tickets are available now via Ticketek.com. You can also download the free FITE TV app here and stream the event free to your mobile device or smart tv. Andrews (18-7, 0-0 ACB) will take on Russia’s Azamat Amagov (9-1 MMA, 2-1 ACB), who was originally set to face Corey Nelson at the event, however Nelson has been sidelined due to injury.
Submitted Dec 2, 2017 10:46PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Gabi Garcia, Takanori Gomi added to Rizin’s year-end cards in Japan
(https:)
Rizin Fighting Federation has announced new match-ups for its upcoming events in Saitama, Japan, including the return of Gabi Garcia and the promotional debut of Takanori Gomi. Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Garcia (4-0, 1 no-contest) will take on 53-year-old Shinobu Kandori (4-1) in a three-round, 95-kilogram bout on Dec. 29. Both fighters were originally scheduled to fight in 2016, but Kandori pulled out due to an injury. Two days later, on the Dec. 31 event, Gomi (35-14, 1 no-contest) faces Yusuke Yachi (18-6). “The Fireball Kid” was recently released by the UFC after losing five in a row, all of them in the first round, while Yachi scored three knockouts finishes inside the Rizin ring.
Submitted Nov 29, 2017 3:40PM by Five-Alive - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mizuki Inoue out of Invicta 26 co-main event, Kinberly Novaes steps in to face Janaisa Morandin
(https:)
Mizuki Inoue will not be making her return to Invicta FC this year after all. Inoue had to withdraw from the Invicta 26 co-main event for undisclosed reasons and will be replaced by Kinberly Novaes against Janaisa Morandin, according to the promotion’s website. The bout will be in the strawweight division.
Submitted Nov 28, 2017 1:25AM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
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Ben Askren Stops Shinya Aoki at ONE: ‘Immortal Pursuit,’ Retires Undefeated
(mmaweekly.com)
Ben Askren easily overcame the final challenge of his MMA career at ONE: ‘Immortal Pursuit.’ The American needed less than a minute to stop Shinya Aoki at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, defend his welterweight title, and register his 18th career win. Aoki jumped guard almost immediately and Askren needed no encouragement to slam him down to the ground. The American found himself in top position and began to land hard punches from inside his opponent’s guard.
Submitted Nov 24, 2017 3:22PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Yoshitaka Naito vs. Alex Silva title fight headlines ONE: Warriors of the World
(https:)
Yoshitaka Naito will put his ONE Championship strawweight gold on the line on Dec. 9, as he meets Alex Silva in Bangkok, Thailand, the promotion officially announced.
Submitted Nov 22, 2017 1:58PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dennis Siver set for debut in main event of ACB 75 against Martin Van Staden
(https:)
UFC veteran Dennis Siver (23-11-0) is set to make his promotional debut in the main event of ACB 75 in Stuttgart on Nov. 25 against former EFC title contender, Martin Van Staden (18-9-0). After a decade of contesting bouts in the Octagon, Siver announced that he had signed a multi-fight deal with ACB earlier this month. The promotion announced that Siver would face the South African veteran on Monday morning.
Submitted Nov 21, 2017 1:02PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mirko Cro Cop returns, meets Tsuyoshi Kohsaka at Dec. 31 Rizin FF event
(mmajunkie.com)
Mirko Cro Cop is coming out of retirement. Again. The veteran MMA fighter and kickboxer, who’s previously announced multiple retirements of sorts that never quite stuck, is returning to action again. Risen FF officials today announced Cro Cop (35-11-2) will fight fellow heavyweight Tsuyoshi Kohsaka (29-12-2) on Dec. 31. The event, “Rizin FF 9: World Grand Prix Final Round,” takes place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and it steams on FITE TV in North America.
Submitted Nov 12, 2017 9:22AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
After decade in UFC, Dennis Siver signs with ACB
(https:)
Dennis Siver’s UFC run has come to an end. After spending more than a decade under the UFC banner, Siver announced Wednesday that he has signed a multi-fight deal with Russian promotion ACB. The 38-year-old German fighter is slated to make his promotional debut in a lightweight contest on Nov. 25 in the main event of ACB 75, which will take place at the Carl Benz Arena in Stuttgart, Germany.
Submitted Nov 8, 2017 11:14PM by Leonstolzz - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Angela Lee out of ONE Championship title defense after car accident
(https:)
ONE Championship atomweight star Angela Lee star has been removed from an upcoming title defense after being involved in a car accident. Lee was scheduled to rematch Mei Yamaguchi in the main event of a ONE show on Nov. 24 in Kallang, Singapore, but CEO Chatri Sityodtong broke the news of the accident and Lee’s subsequent withdrawal on Facebook:
Submitted Nov 7, 2017 11:37PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
LFA fighter C.J. Hancock says he died in cage, was revived after heart stopped
(https:)
A Legacy Fighting Alliance fighter said he died in the cage during a bout Friday night and had to be revived after his heart stopped. C.J. Hancock wrote Saturday morning on Facebook that he is “okay” after his heart stopped and he had kidney failure during a fight at LFA 26 on Friday in Houston.
Submitted Nov 4, 2017 4:42PM by Five-Alive - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
LFA champion Markus Perez signs with the UFC, meets Eryk Anders in Fresno
(https:)
Markus Perez is the newest addition to the UFC middleweight division. Less than two months after winning the vacant LFA title with a first-round submission over Ian Heinisch, in which he wore a UFC Reebok short, the undefeated Brazilian has inked a deal with the UFC, sources told MMA Fighting. Perez will make his Octagon debut against Eryk Anders at UFC Fresno, MMA Fighting has learned. Anders (9-0), who impressed in his UFC debut in July with a quick victory over longtime veteran Rafael Natal, was originally scheduled to meet John Phillips.
Submitted Nov 2, 2017 6:35PM by Leonstolzz - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Combate Americas' Copa Combate to air live in English on NBC Sports Network
(mmajunkie.com)
Combate Americas today announced that Copa Combate, the promotion’s one-night, $100,000 grand prize bantamweight tournament, will air live on NBC Sports Network in addition to its Spanish-language telecast on Telemundo. The event, which takes place Nov. 11 in Cancun, Mexico, marks the first time that two NBCUniversal-owned platforms will simulcast live MMA.
Submitted Oct 31, 2017 6:57PM by Leonstolzz - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Erik Pérez signs with Combate Americas
(https:)
"Goyito” is headed to Combate Americas. Popular former UFC bantamweight Erik Pérez has signed a multi-fight exclusive contract with the promotion, MMA Fighting has learned. "
Submitted Oct 31, 2017 5:47PM by Leonstolzz - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
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