World Series of Fighting, the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion, returns to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on March 29 with a pair of championship titles on the line, as welterweight title holder Steve Carl (21-3) defends his belt against Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares (15-5) and bantamweight Marlon Moraes (12-4-1), a world-ranked top-10 contender, meets Josh “The Finisher” Rettinghouse (10-2) for the promotion’s inaugural 135-pound championship.
Bellator MMA returns to WinStar World Casino March 7th live on Spike TV, as reigning Bellator Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas will clash with Bellator Tournament winner Rafael Silva in the main event of the evening. The night will also showcase the opening rounds of the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament and a stacked card of local talent.
Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) president Ed Soares announced today that the promotion will be returning to the “Cornhusker State” of Nebraska. RFA 13 – Cochrane vs. Escudero will feature a main event between two former RFA headliners as Nebraska’s own Dakota Cochrane faces The Ultimate Fighter 8 champion Efrain Escudero on Friday, March 7th at the Pershing Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. The entire main card will be televised live and nationwide on AXS TV at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT
Bellator MMA will return to Atlantic City’s Revel on Friday, May 2nd live on Spike TV as “The Baddest Man On The Planet” Joe Warren will look to reclaim a Bellator Title when he battles the winner of the Eduardo Dantas vs. Rafael Silva Bantamweight Title fight, which takes place March 7th live on Spike.
The Toughest Tournament in Sports will debut the opening rounds of the Bellator Season 10 Featherweight Tournament from Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun on Friday, February 28th live on Spike TV. The night will also feature the Bellator Light Heavyweight Semifinals as MMA superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and former champion Christian M’Pumbu clash while King Mo Lawal takes on Russian powerhouse Mikhail Zayats.
After a successful weigh-in, Ring of Combat 47 is set to take place tonight at the Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The night will consist of five title fights and will also include guest and close friends of Lou Neglia in Chris Weidman, Frankie Edgar and Matt Serra. It is sure to be a great night of MMA.
In China, 2014 is the Year of the Horse, in the IOC this is the Year of the XXII Olympic Winter Games, but in MMA many are calling this the Year of the Strawweight. The UFC, the sport’s premier organization, is set to lead the way by establishing a Women’s MMA strawweight division complete with an entire twentieth season of its hit reality show The Ultimate Fighter geared around crowning the winner as the promotion’s first-ever strawweight champion.