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Ben Askren defends title vs. Zebaztian Kadestam at ONE Championship 60 in Shanghai
(mmajunkie.com)
For the first time, ONE Championship will touch down in Shanghai next month, and its welterweight title will be on the line. Dominant unbeaten 170-pound champion Ben Askren (16-0) will put his belt up against Swedish challenger Zebaztian Kadestam (9-3) in the main event of ONE Championship 60. The event takes place Sept. 2 at Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in China. The card will stream via online pay-per-view in North America. The ONE Championship 60 lineup includes: Champ Ben Askren vs. Zebaztian Kadestam – for welterweiwght title Narantungalag Jadambaa vs. Tetsuya Yamada Deligerihu Liu vs. Litao Miao Eh Ya Nut vs. Chunyan Xu Geng Min Chen vs. Xuewen Peng Mahmoud Mohamed vs. Sagetdao Petpayathai Jie Miao vs. Mona Samir Jaroslav Jartim vs. Amir Khan Cheng Chao Li vs. Zehao Zhang Marc Marcellinus vs. Quang Loc Tran
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:48AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Martin Stapleton meets Soren Bak at Cage Warriors 88 in London
(mmajunkie.com)
About a week after he was announced for the card, lightweight contender Martin Stapleton has an opponent for his Cage Warriors 88 bout. Stapleton (19-5) will take on Soren Bak (8-1) on the card, which takes place Oct. 28 at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, with a live stream on UFC Fight Pass. Promotion officials announced the booking today.
Submitted Aug 18, 2017 11:47AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Champ Chris Fishgold gets challenger for Cage Warriors 88 headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
Lightweight champion Chris Fishgold has an opponent for his Cage Warriors 88 headliner. Officials today announced Fishgold (16-1-1) will meet challenger Alexander Jacobsen (8-1) in the championship main event. Cage Warriors 88 takes place Oct. 28 at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, and it streams on UFC Fight Pass. The latest Cage Warriors 88 card includes: Champ Chris Fishgold vs. Alexander Jacobsen – for lightweight title Paddy Pimblett vs. TBA Molly McCann vs. TBA Martin Stapleton vs. TBA Lee Chadwick vs. TBA
Submitted Aug 10, 2017 8:26PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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ONE Championship 58 Results
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MMA Fighting has ONE Championship 58 results for the “Kings and Conquerors” show at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China on Saturday.
Submitted Aug 5, 2017 2:08PM by JLS - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
PFL finalizes 11-fight card for second event on Saturday
(https:)
After a couple of minor changes were announced Wednesday, the Professional Fighting League’s second event is set with 11 fights. Washington’s Zach Conn and Jared Torgeson are stepping in on short-notice to accept bouts on the preliminary portion of the PFL’s upcoming show, which takes place at the Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wash., on Saturday.
Submitted Jul 27, 2017 12:00AM by JLS - 2 comments
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Invicta FC 25 rounds out fight card with seven new bouts
(https:)
Invicta FC 25 has a full card now to back up a pair of headlining title bouts. On Wednesday, the promotion announced seven new bouts for their Aug. 31 card, which was already set to feature Yana Kunitskaya and Raquel Pa’aluhi battling for the vacant bantamweight championship in the main event, and Livia Renata Souza and Jodie Esquibel squaring off for a vacant strawweight title in the co-main. Of note, Alexa Conners (3-1) meets undefeated German fighter fighter Katharina Lehner (5-0) in a bantamweight contest, while strawweight Sharon Jacobson (3-1) looks for her third straight Invicta win when she meets newcomer Kali Robbins (4-0). See the full fight card below: Yana Kunitskaya vs. Raquel Pa’aluhi Livia Renata Souza vs. Jodie Esquibel Alexa Conners vs. Katharina Lehner Sharon Jacobson vs. Kali Robbins Shin VanHoose vs. Alyse Anderson Kelly McGill-Velasco vs. Amberlynn Orr Yaya Rincon vs. Stephanie Egger Cheri Muraski vs. Tracy Cortez Ashley Medina vs. Jillian DeCoursey
Submitted Jul 26, 2017 11:58PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Nashkho Galaev gets choked unconscious, comes back to KO opponent at ACB 64
(https:)
The world of MMA is full of strange moments. On Wednesday, at ACB 64 in Antalya, Turkey, bantamweight fighter Nashkho Galaev was choked out unconscious by his opponent Denis Mutsnek in the first round of the fight. However, the fight didn’t end there, as Galaev somehow regained consciousness during the bout and came back to knock out his opponent with a brutal knee in the second round. With this victory, Galaev is now on a five-fight win streak, and was able to improve his record to 6-3. Below you can watch one of the strangest comebacks in MMA:
Submitted Jul 19, 2017 5:27PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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Luke Barnatt and Scott Askham will headline second ACB Sheffield event
(mmaplus.co.uk)
European promotion Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB) has confirmed that English rivals, Luke Barnatt and Scott Askham will face off in the main event of their September 23 show at the Sheffield Arena. Barnatt vs. Askham will mark the promotion’s second show in Sheffield, following on from ACB 65 which set to take place on July 22 at Sheffield Arena’s Steel Hall. The Steel Hall is designed to house around 4,500, whereas the main arena can hold up to 13,600.
Submitted Jul 18, 2017 9:03PM by JLS - 0 comments
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LFA 16 Weigh-in Results: Johnny Bedford, Jimmy Flick Cleared for Conflict
(sherdog.com)
Houston-based Legacy Fighting Alliance will stay in the great state of Texas on Friday as The Bomb Factory in Dallas will serve as the host venue for LFA 16. Johnny Bedford is set to take on fellow bantamweight Jimmy Flick in the main event and at Thursday’s weigh-ins, both men were spot-on, giving the event the expected green light. Flick, from nearby Oklahoma, has had a topsy-turvy run of luck inside the cage over the last five years. Having fought sparingly during the span, “The Brick” has gone just 2-3 and is coming off a second-round knockout loss at Legacy FC 63 in December. Flick is gunning to get back on track and when he stepped onto the scale, he came in officially at 135.25 pounds.
Submitted Jul 14, 2017 10:10AM by JLS - 1 comment
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Richie Vaculik to make MMA return in Augus
(fightnewsaustralia.com)
After a 21 month hiatus from the sport, Richie Vaculik will begin his MMA comeback at Pancrase 289. The former UFC flyweight will take on Japanese standout Nobuki Fujii at the event, which takes place August 20 in Tokyo, Japan. “Vas” has been on the MMA sidelines since dropping a unanimous decision to Danny Martinez at UFC 193 in Melbourne. The loss moved his UFC record to 1-3 and he was subsequently released from the promotion. The 34 year-old TUF Smashes veteran has stayed busy outside the cage since that landmark event and is better known in recent times for his co-anchor role alongside Elvis Sinosic on Fox’s UFC Fight Week show. Vaculik (10-4) will now move to the bantamweight division where he’ll look to get the ball rolling against Pancrase stalwart Fujii (15-8-3).
Submitted Jul 14, 2017 9:54AM by JLS - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Asian MMA
 
Road FC 40: $1 million lightweight tournament - Weigh in results and photos
(https:)
Road FC’s 40th major event on Saturday is going to be one of their deepest cards ever. The South Korea-based promotion will begin their $1 million lightweight tournament on the card, and will also have an open-weight championship headlining the event. Even UFC vet and former Road FC champion Riki Fukuda has been relegated to the prelims because of this.
Submitted Jul 14, 2017 9:44AM by JLS - 1 comment
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USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie rankings, July 12: Big weekend for Robert Whittaker and Justin Gaethje
(mmajunkie.com)
New UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker and successful UFC debutant Justin Gaethje were the big winners from the most recent edition of the UFC’s annual International Fight Week – and it’s reflected in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings. Whittaker, who defeated Yoel Romero in UFC 213’s headliner, is now No. 2 at middleweight – and he also made his debut in the pound-for-pound rankings. Gaethje, a former WSOF champ who beat lightweight vet Michael Johnson in a thrilling “Fight of the Year” candidate in The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale’s main event, moved from No. 7 to No. 4 in the division.
Submitted Jul 13, 2017 4:20PM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
 
Pro Fighters League debuts with 291,000 viewers
(https:)
The debut of the Pro Fighters League on NBC Sports this past Friday night, a show headlined by former UFC top welterweight contender Jon Fitch against Brian Foster, did 291,000 viewers. Fitch (30-7-1, 1 no contest) scored his first finish since June 2007, in scoring a second-round win over Foster (27-10) with a bulldog choke.
Submitted Jul 7, 2017 8:05PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Championship doubleheader slated for Invicta FC 25 in California
(mmajunkie.com)
Invicta FC is going to California and bringing a championship doubleheader event with it. The promotion announced Monday that Invicta FC 25 will take place Aug. 31 at Tachi Palace in Lemoore, Calif., and atop the card, which will stream on UFC Fight Pass, is a pair fights for vacant title belts.
Submitted Jul 4, 2017 12:42AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Fight Nights Global 69 results: Ali Bagautinov with submission win in Russia
(mmaplus.co.uk)
Former UFC title contender Ali Bagautinov secured his first win since returning to Russia earlier this year when he secured a second round submission over Pedro Nobre at Fight Nights Global 69 on Friday night. Fight Nights Global 69, or FNG 69, took place on Friday, June 30 at the Sibir Ice Sports Palace in Novosibirsk, Russia. As well as the flyweight main event, also on the card was English lightweight Jack McGann, who unfortunately fell to an early stoppage defeat at the hands of Nikolay Gaponov.
Submitted Jul 3, 2017 3:11AM by JLS - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Curious about PFL's 2018 tournament format? Carlos Silva breaks down the road to $1 million
(mmajunkie.com)
The PFL debuts tonight in Daytona with one of four fight cards through the rest of the calendar year that will serve as warm-ups to the real thing in 2018. And the real thing is going to be something very different from what MMA fans are used to, according to CEO Carlos Silva.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 5:08PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
PFL: Daytona highlights: Jon Fitch gets first finish in more than 10 years
(mmajunkie.com)
The knock on Jon Fitch through the years is that he doesn’t finish fights. On Friday night, he may have knocked that monkey off his back. Fitch (29-7-1) survived some heavy hands from Brian Foster (39-7) to pick up a second-round submission win in the headlining bout of the Professional Fighters League debut event, “PFL: Daytona.” The show took place at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., and aired on NBCSN.
Submitted Jul 1, 2017 10:55AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
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Joe 'Diesel' Riggs signs with M-1 Global
(https:)
Per social media:
Submitted Jun 28, 2017 1:07PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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M-1 Challenge 80 weights, pictures & video from China
(https:)
M-1 CHALLENGE FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSIP – 5 X 5 (L)Ivan “Buki” Buchinger(31-5-0, M-1: 6-1-0), Champion, Slovakia 144 lbs. vs. (R) Timur Nagibin (9-2-0, M-1: 5-1-0), Challenger, Russia 144 lbs. FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Sascha Sharma (12-3-0, M-1: 0-1-0), Germany 143 lbs. vs. Muso “Iron King” Nuertiebieke (7-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 146 lbs. WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Alexander “Iron Capture” Butenko (43-12-0, M-1: 9-2-0), Ukraine 165 lbs. vs. Corey “Major” Nelson (18-6-1, M-1: 0-0-0), Spain 168 lbs. FEATHERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Mikhail Korobov (10-2-1, M-1: 0-2-1), Russia, 143 lbs. vs. Asirkebai Jinensibieke (12-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 146 lbs. PRELIMINARY CARD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Rene Hoppe (7-0-0, M-1: 2-0-0), Germany 204 lbs. vs. Carlos “Cachorrao” Eduardo (15-4-0, M-1: 1-0-0), Brazil 204 lbs. MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Arten Kazbanov (7-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Russia 185 lbs. vs. Nosherwan “Savage” Khanzada (3-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Pakistan 184 ½ lbs. BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Huyixibai Huyixibai (14-4-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 135 lbs. vs. Ibragim Navruzov (3-0-1, M-1: 0-0-1), Georgia 132 lbs. WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Kuerbanjiang Tuluosibake (1-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0, China 169 ½ lbs. vs. Makim “Man Max” Melnik (3-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Ukraine 167 lbs. LIGHTWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Adam Tsurov (6-5-0, M-1: 5-2-0), Russia 154 ½ lbs. vs. Kangkang Fu (4-0-0, M-1: 0-0-0), China 153 lbs.
Submitted Jun 14, 2017 11:04PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Jon Fitch vs. Brian Foster headlines inaugural PFL event
(mmafighting.com)
The Professional Fighters League, formerly known as World Series of Fighting, will be hosting their first event later this month, the promotion announced Thursday. MMA veteran and last WSOF welterweight champion Jon Fitch will be facing Brian Foster in the headlining slot of the card. This event, labeled as PFL: Daytona, will take place on June 30 at the UNOH Fanzone in the Daytona International Speedway. The event will take place following the Firecracker 250 NASCAR XFINITY Series race, and it will televised on NBC Sports Network.
Submitted Jun 2, 2017 7:26PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
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