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Between Rounds: Fact vs Opinion

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Opinions are everywhere, and we are all entitled to them. Favorite burger, preferred MMA, fighting style, the topics are many. Those discussions can be fun given there is no empirical right answer. It's a flexible conversation when no appropriate criteria exists that judgement can be based upon to create a consistent, factual conclusion. With some subjects it becomes just a popularity contest or a discussion based on emotion. However there are many topics in the world, and in MMA, that aren't decided by opinion when facts are evident that eliminate the need for debate. Read More »

Queiroz vs Johnson Bellator 102 Breakdown

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Friday night on the Bellator 102 main card, the heavyweight tournament semifinals take place and the first match to go down will be Vinicius Queiroz taking on heavy handed Lavar Johnson. Both these men are great strikers, and without question ... Read More »

Parlo vs Butcher Bellator 102 Breakdown

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The second fight of the night at Bellator 102 in Visalia, California is another middleweight tournament semifinal match-up between Mikkel Parlo and Jason Butcher. This also is a classic striker versus grappler matchup and will be sure to excite the fans seeing as Parlo is a great Dutch kickboxer and Butcher a phenomenal submission artist. So let's get into the breakdown. Read More »

Bellator 102 weigh-in results

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The circus keeps on moving as Bjorn Rebney and company are ready for their next event. Bellator 102 takes place at the Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, California. The fighters have all stepped to the scales ahead of the event that airs live on Spike TV. Read More »

Pacheco vs Ward Bellator 102 Breakdown

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The opening bout on the Bellator 102 main card from the Visalia Convention Center in California features a bout in the middleweight tournament semifinal between Joe Pacheco and Brennan Ward. This bout is a classic striker versus grappler and is sure to be a fun one. Read More »

Alexander Shlemenko set to meet Doug Marshall at Bellator 108

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Doug "Rhino"Marshall made an impressive run through the Bellator Season 8 middleweight tournament and capped things off with a victory over Brett Cooper. Injury forced him out of his championship matchup with current title holder Alexander Shlemenko that was set for Bellator 98. Today Bellator announced that fight will now happen at Bellator 108 on November 15th in Atlantic City. Read More »

Pro MMA Now Radio returns with MFC 38 stars as well as Scott Holtzman tonight at 9 p.m. ET

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Tonight we roll on with MFC September Mark Pavelich and the Maximum Fighting Championship gear up for MFC 28 on October 4th. The voting is over and tonight we talk to the newly announced main event particiapants. Anthony Birchak made a statement at MFC 37 with his win and is ready for his shot at the vacant bantamweight title. He will stop by as will his opponent. Tito Jones has won three fights in a row and is looking to be the best he can be in order to capture the crown. Read More »

UFC Press Tour: Anderson Silva scrum *VIDEO*

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ProMMAnow.com was on the scene in L.A. this week for the UFC Press Tour where UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and former champion Anderson Silva were busy promoting their rematch scheduled for UFC 168 taking place December 28 in Las Vegas. Listen in as Anderson Silva fields questions from the media in this scrum. Read More »

Leo Frincu: How intense is your training?

Coach Leo Frincu with his star pupil, UFC women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey

I have trained people with various goals. From getting into a wedding gown or losing the baby weight to winning the UFC world championship belt or jiu jitsu/boxing world title, there’s not much difference in the type of exercises one’s performing. It’s the strength and intensity that separates a professional athlete from a regular person. Read More »

Bellator 100 weigh-in results

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Bellator 100 weigh-ins are in the books and all fighters are on point for Friday's fight card taking place at Grand Canyon University Arena and which will air LIVE on Spike TV and Spike.com. Bellator 100 features the opening rounds of the Bellator Season 9 Welterweight Tournament and the final round of the Season 8 Welterweight Tournament between Douglas Lima and Ben Saunders. Read More »

European boxing champ Rafal Jackiewicz signs multi-fight MMA deal with KSW

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Thirty-six-year-old professional boxer Rafał Jackiewicz has signed a multi-fight contract with KSW Federation to compete in mixed martial arts. Born in Mińsk Mazowiecki, Jackiewicz originally began his fight career as a kickboxer but later switched to professional boxing. Beginning with his first fight in February 2001, Jackiewicz amassed a record of 42-11-2 in the welterweight division. In 2010 Jackiewicz contended for the IBF world title and is one of the few Poles to hold the EBU European championship. Read More »

ProMMAnow.com Photo Gallery: World Series of Fighting 5

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Saturday night longtime ProMMAnow.com friend, documentarian and photographer Jacob Klensin attended World Series of Fighting 5 (WSOF 5) at Revel in Atlantic City, N.J. The event saw former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski take home a hard fought unanimous decision over the heavy-handed Mike Kyle in the night's headliner. Also, Dave Branch secured a unanimous decision over Danillo Villefort, Derrick Mehman knocked out Rolles Gracie, Jr. in round two, and Georgi Karakhanyan submitted Waylon Lowe in the opening frame. Now take a look at Jacob's handiwork as he was cage side snapping these shots for your viewing pleasure... Read More »

WSOF 5: Arlovski vs. Kyle weigh-in results

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The official weigh in for World Series of Fighting 5 "Arlovski vs. Kyle" on NBCSN took place on Friday at the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. The five-bout televised broadcast will air LIVE on Saturday at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. Main-event heavyweight Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski (19-10) weighed in at 240 pounds even while his opponent Mike "MAK" Kyle (20-9-1) tipped the scales at 218.5 pounds. Read More »

Undefeated Nick LoBosco to meet Fabio Mello at WSOF 6 in Miami

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Nick LoBosco (6-0) is riding quite a streak in his mixed martial arts career. He has jumped out to 10 straight wins with six of those coming in the professional ranks. In his last outing he dispatched his opponent in only 39 seconds, winning with a rear naked choke. He will now take his act to the World Series of Fighting and debut at WSOF 6 in Miami. Read More »

ProMMAnow.com product review: Orange Mud HydraQuiver hydration pack

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When it comes to hydration, there are many options on the market from handheld products, waste pack solutions, and even bladder type back mounted packs. Those type of products all have their advantages and disadvantages and often come down to personal preference. It's not often that a product comes out that is truly innovative, but in the past year, Orange Mud has consistently launched products that push the envelope in both form and function. Read More »

ProMMANow guide to Bellator 98

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Bellator MMA was set to kick off their ninth season with a respectable card. However, medical issues have forced Joe Riggs and Joe Warren off the card, so a lot of the shine has dissipated. However, there is still a middleweight title fight and the first round of another Bellator tournament. The card takes place tomorrow night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card will air live on Spike. Read More »

Pro MMA Now Radio welcomes Cortney Casey, TJ Alcock and Scott Barrett tonight at 9 p.m. ET

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Back tonight with another round of interviews and analysis around the landscape of MMA. We start things off by welcoming XFC flyweight Cortney Casey (1-0) to the program. Casey defeated Kelly Warren in Tampa earlier this year to kick start her professional career. She will meet fellow 125 pound scrapper Pearl Gonzalez (1-1) in Nashville as part of XFC 26 on October 18th Read More »

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