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M-1 Challenge 80 weights, pictures & video from China
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
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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Bracket A for RIZIN Bantamweight GP announced
RIZIN’s World GP series has become part of its staple concepts ever since their launch in 2015. King Mo was crowned the winner of the monumental -220 lbs GP in 2015. Mirko Crocop won the Openweight GP last year by finishing all four opponents. Now in 2017, RIZIN will be holding its World GP at Bantamweight (-135). The opening rounds of the 14 man tournament (with 2 wild card slots) for the Quarter Finals, will be executed over the course of 2 events – 3 fights for Bracket A on July 30th, and 3 fights for Bracket B in October. The total of 6 winners from the opening round plus the 2 wild card fighters who get the bye, will gather on December 29th for the quarter finals. The winner of the GP will earn 15,000,000 Japanese yen ($135,000), Second place with 3,000,000 Japanese yen ($27,000) and Third place at 1,000,000 Japanese yen ($9,000,000).
Submitted May 24, 2017 12:13PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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Get ready.....new weight classes coming to MMA
With extreme weight cutting becoming more and more of a issue in our sport new rules and plans have just been passed to help combat this issue. The addition of more weight classes in MMA is coming as soon as summer time. New divisions include... 165Lbs 175Lbs 195Lbs 225lbs
Submitted May 17, 2017 4:34PM by FKA - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Other MMA Organizations
‘Bigfoot' Silva back on TRT for Vitaly Minakov fight in Russia
Antonio Silva is looking to snap a four-fight losing skid, and he's cleared to go on testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) once again. “Bigfoot", one of the few UFC fighters allowed to go on TRT before the treatment was banned by the Nevada Athletic Commission, is set to meet former Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov at Fight Nights Global, scheduled for June 2 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Submitted May 5, 2017 7:39PM by tildengolfer - 7 comments
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Matt Bessette meets new challenger Reynaldo Trujillo in CES MMA 44 headliner
Injury has forced Jeremy Spoon (20-3) to withdraw from a planned CES MMA 44 headliner, and a replacement opponent has been secured. Veteran Texan Reynaldo Trujillo (21-18) has agreed to step in on short notice and now challenges CES MMA featherweight champion Matt Bessette (21-7) at the event, which takes place May 12 and airs on AXS TV from Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I. “It’s frustrating when we were so close to making this fight happen, but thankfully CES found a man to step up and fight,” Bessette stated. “Rey Trujillo likes to fight, not pretend he likes to fight. Those are the best scraps that get me amped.”
Submitted May 4, 2017 5:02PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Victory Fighting Championship announces full lineup for VFC 57
Daniel “Big Kansas” Gallemore (6-3) vs. Daniel “The Predator” James (6-2-1) – VFC heavyweight title Nick “Garfield” Mamalis (18-10) vs. Kevin “Pocket Herc” Gray (8-3) – VFC flyweight title Darrick Minner (17-6) vs. Justin “O-Town” Overton (4-3) – featherweight Josh “Slipknot” Pfeifer (5-2) vs. Cody Carillo (11-14) – lightweight Daron McCant (2-0) vs. Sharkey Slyter (3-1) – bantamweight Chance Thackerston (3-0) vs. Trey Ogden (7-1) – lightweight Rob Mitchell (1-0) vs. Alex “Mr. Hyde” McGowan (1-1) – featherweight Dustin Kramer (4-1) vs. Matt Murray (1-0) – bantamweight Arnold Berdon (7-2) vs. Johnnie Roades (9-11) – bantamweight A pair of title bouts top the lineup for Victory Fighting Championship’s VFC 57 slated for Friday, May 5 at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Kansas, and live on UFC FIGHT PASS®.
Submitted Apr 26, 2017 12:50AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Nikita Krylov vs. Emanuel Newton at Fight Nights 67 In St. Petersburg
Nikita Krylov (MMA 21-5), a popular UFC fanatic in Ukraine's Ukrainian debut, will be battling Bellator's American hero Emanuel Newton (MMA 26-12-1). The duel will take place during the Fight Nights 67, which will take place on 2 June in St. Petersburg.
Submitted Apr 26, 2017 12:46AM by JLS - 2 comments
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Mamed Khalidov may test free agency following KSW stadium show
One of the name synonymous with the KSW brand may not be long for the promotion. According to mmanews.pl, Mamed Khalidov’s upcoming stadium show main event is the final fight on his current contract with the promotion. The KSW middleweight champion is scheduled to face the promotion’s welterweight titleholder Boris Mankowski in the main event of KSW’s biggest show to date. "Yes, this is the last fight on Mamed Khalidov’s current contract,” co-owner Maciej Kawulski confirmed with the Polish outlet. “With him, the agreement in force is an average of 2 or 3 years and it is true that after the battle with Boris Mankowski, his contract will end."
Submitted Apr 21, 2017 12:07PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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UFC/Bellator vet Maiquel Falcao gets horrible beating in late stoppage at Fight Nights Global 63
Referee incompetence is something that has and likely always will be part of MMA. Unfortunately, another egregious display occurred at today’s Fight Night Global 63 event in Vladivostok, Primorsky, Russia. Former UFC and Bellator fighter Maiquel Falcao (37-10) was the recipient of an extended beating at the hands of Vladimir Mineev (9-1) during their middleweight bout after the referee refused to step in and stop the fight until essentially the latest possible moment.
Submitted Apr 21, 2017 12:03PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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WSOF to Become Professional Fighters League in 2018 Under New Ownership Group
World Series of Fighting has been rebranded as the Professional Fighters League and will begin operating under its new identity in 2018, according to a release. The Professional Fighters League, which is co-founded by Washington D.C.-based businessmen Donn Davis, Russ Ramsey and Mark Leschly, purchased WSOF in January. Ramsey was a former chairman of the George Washington University board of trustees and also led a failed bid by Washington D.C. to land the 2024 Summer Olympics. The release boasts that the league is “backed by business titans in sports, media and technology.” According to a report from the Washington Post, Ted Leonsis, who owns the Washington Wizards, Mystics and Capitals, is one of the investors in the PFL, as are members of the Lerner family, who own the Washington Nationals. Other investors include Brandon Beck, found of the eSports company Riot Games and Los Angeles Dodgers Chief Financial Officer Tucker Karin.
Submitted Apr 19, 2017 1:23PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
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DC based group to launch UFC competitor
A number of wealthy individuals have made a small fortune in MMA, by starting with a large one. ProElite XC reportedly lost $36,000,000. The IFL reportedly beat that figure easily, losing $55,000,000. The losing number for Affliction MMA is unknown, but it’s a bunch of millions. However, the lure of owning a fight promotion apparently remains. Hedge Fund manager and philanthropist Russ Ramsey has reportedly bought World Series of Fighting, and will relauch it in early 2018 as the Professional Fighters League. D.C. venture capitalists Donn Davis and Mark Leschly are co-founders.
Submitted Apr 19, 2017 12:07PM by tildengolfer - 11 comments
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Nathaniel Wood, Marko Kovacevic meet for 135 title at Cage Warriors 84 in London on June 2
The vacant bantamweight title will be on the line in June when Cage Warriors returns to London. Nathaniel Wood (10-3) is set to take on Marko Kovacevic (9-1) for the 135-pound belt at Cage Warriors 84, the promotion today announced. The event will take place at Indigo at The O2 in London on Friday, June 2. The event will stream live on UFC Fight Pass. Also booked for the card is a light heavyweight bout between Norman Paraisy (15-4-2) and Kenneth Bergh (5-0).
Submitted Apr 18, 2017 7:30PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Askren, Lee to defend ONE titles on May 26 + grappling Supermatch
ONE Championship, has announced its return to the Singapore Indoor Stadium with a spectacular ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES card scheduled for Friday, 26 May. ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee of Singapore defends her title against top contender Istela Nunes of Brazil in the main event. In the co-main event, ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren will return to the ONE Championship cage to defend his title against rising young Malaysian star Agilan “Alligator” Thani.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 11:15AM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Rizin FF 5 results: Tatsuya Kawajiri and Kyoji Horiguchi are event's big victors
Anthony Birchak showed heart and composure, but he was still no match for a smothering Tatsuya Kawajiri at today’s “Rizin FF 5: Sakura” event. The featherweight fight headlined the show, which streamed live on FITE TV from Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. With the unanimous-decision win over fellow UFC vet Birchak (13-4), Kawajiri (36-11) bounces back from a submission loss to Kron Gracie in his promotional debut, which took place at Rizin FF Grand Prix 2016 this past year. Birchak, in turn, kicks off his Rizin FF career on a sour note after a recent 2-2 UFC stint.
Submitted Apr 17, 2017 4:10AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Vanessa Porto vs. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz set for Invicta FC 23 main event
A slew of matchups, including the main event, have been named for Invicta FC 23. A flyweight contenders bout between Vanessa Porto (18-7) and Agnieszka Niedzwiedz (9-0) will headline the card on May 20 at the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo. This marks the return to action for the Brazilian Porto after losing a decision to current Invicta flyweight champ Jennifer Maia in March, 2016. Prior to that, she had won three straight fights. Niedzwiedz, meanwhile, is a 22-year-old from Katowice, Poland, with seven finishes among her nine wins. This will mark her second Invicta appearance.
Submitted Apr 14, 2017 6:31PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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Ryan Bader to make Bellator debut against ‘King Mo’ in New York
Muhammed Lawal didn’t even get a chance to catch his breath before Bellator announced his next fight. Minutes after Lawal’s unanimous decision victory over Quinton Jackson in the main event of Bellator 175 on Friday night in Chicago, color commentator Jimmy Smith announced “King Mo” would be facing the debuting Ryan Bader in the main event of Bellator 180 on June 24 in New York. Bellator 180 is the Spike TV card underneath Bellator NYC, the pay-per-view headlined by Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva...
Submitted Apr 1, 2017 1:16PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Iranian giant Amir Aliakbari returns for RIZIN Yokohama
RIZIN Fighting Federation has announced that World Grand Prix 2016 runner-up Amir Aliakbari will return in April to face Geronimo Dos Santos in an open weight contest at a RIZIN event in Yokohama. Aliakbari started off his career with 5 straight wins with three knockout finishes. 2016 was a very good year for the Iranian until the last day at the World Grand Prix Finals when he faced the legend Mirko “Cro Cop”. The Croatian defended well against the power of Aliakbari and pummelled him with two left hooks that floored his opponent.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 11:47PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Chris Curtis set to defend welterweight title Friday at CES MMA 42
Ohio native Chris Curtis (14-5) is set to defend his CES MMA welterweight title this Friday, as the “Action Man” will face challenger Wilfredo Santiago Jr. (5-2) in the main event at CES MMA 42. The event goes down in Lincoln, Rhode Island and airs live on AXS TV. Curtis, who has spent time in California training with Team Quest in preparation for the fight, won the title with a first round submission via strikes over Gil de Freitas at CES MMA 32 last January. He was then slated to defend the title against UFC veteran Nah-Shon Burrell at CES MMA 34 last April, but Burrell missed weight and the bout turned into a non-title fight. Burrell was awarded a controversial split decision win, but Curtis kept his belt in the non-title fight.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 11:14PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Brave 4 sets record and will be broadcast to 48 countries
Brave 4: Unstopabble will go down in history as the event that crowned the first ever Brave Combat Federation champion, with a Featherweight title fight between Masio Fullen and Elias Boudegzdame. In a different page, the event will also be historical for the promotion, with a record-breaking number of TV broadcasters around the world. In total, 48 different countries worldwide will broadcast Brave 4 next Friday, March 31st. The list of broadcast partners includes some of the major networks around the world, like: OSN Sports (MENA), ABS CBN (Southeast Asia), Myx TV (USA), Claro TV (Latin America), and Combate (Brazil). The remaining countries, not covered by the television deals, will have access to the fights through the online streaming at Brave’s official website www.bravefights.com.
Submitted Mar 29, 2017 11:11PM by JLS - 0 comments
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