Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Nick Newell stripped of XFC title after refusing to fight Scott Holtzman

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The main event of XFC 24 was set to pit fast rising lightweight Scott Holtzman (4-0) against the champion Nick Newell (9-0). Newell made his way through the ranks after the XFC signed him following their open fighter tryouts. Holtzman won his way into the promotion as an amateur and has since finished three of his four opponents to capture the number one contender spot for Newell's belt. We learned today that Newell has refused to sign a contract to fight Holtzman. Read More »

MFC 37 weigh-in results

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Fighter weigh-ins for "MFC 37: True Grit" took place today in preparation for Friday's fight card at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The event, which will broadcast LIVE on AXStv, with prelims streaming on Facebook, features Ryan Benoit (6-1) vs. Anthony Birchak (9-1) in the main event. The two bantamweights made weight without issue with Benoit coming in at 135.2 pounds and Birchak weighing in at 135.8 pounds. Read More »

OMMAC becomes the latest promotion to join SAFE MMA

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Next month, OMMAC is set to become the 5th promotion to register with Safe MMA, in the run up to its September 7th event at the Liverpool Olympia. The promotion’s breaking news deal with LOADED TV, which extends to the end of 2013, will see OMMAC 18 present Safe MMA to an extended television audience. Read More »

Tyler brothers set to debut at NEF 7 on May 18

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Today New England Fights! (NEF) announced that siblings Jeremy and Jarrod Tyler of Winterport, Maine will compete alongside each other on the same fight card when each steps into the cage to make their respective amateur mixed martial arts debuts on May 18 at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine. Read More »

Mamed Khalidov vs. Melvin Manhoef headline KSW 23

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Poland's premiere mixed martial arts organization returns with KSW 23 on June 8 at Ergo Arena in Gdańsk/Sopot. The card which will broadcast on Pay-Per-View is headlined with a middleweight bout between Poland's own Mamed Khalidov (26-4-2) taking on dangerous kick boxer Melvin Manhoef (27-10-1, 1 NC) of Holland. Read More »

Shah Bobonis Blog: Women and Fighting

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I don’t even know where to start because the older I get the less I find myself wanting to share my life with women, unless it’s a weekend at a time. It’s been a while since my last relationship and fighting was probably the major force behind my last two break ups. Read More »

ONE FC 9: Rise to Power card finalized for May 31 in Manila

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ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), presented by Casino Filipino and in association with Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC), announced three undercard bouts for ONE FC: RISE TO POWER. Up and coming Lowen Tynanes will battle the seasoned Felipe Enomoto while MMA veteran Tim Sylvia is back in action against Tony Johnson and fan favorite Ryan Diaz will take on Russian ace Yusup Saadulaev. All the action takes place live on 31 May from the MOA Arena in Manila, Philippines. Read More »

Connecticut close to legalizing MMA bill

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Lorenzo Fertitta, The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Chairman & CEO, applauded the Connecticut General Assembly’s House of Representatives for passing HB-5277 today by an overwhelming 117-26 vote. The bill would legalize mixed martial arts (MMA) and add Connecticut to the list of 48 states where MMA is currently legal. He said MMA fans must now turn their attention to the Senate and urge the leadership to allow a vote on the bill. Read More »

Video: What it takes to be a UFC commentator

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UFC commentators Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan are a large part of the UFC Pay-Per-View experience. With their combined knowledge and chemistry they often make what they do seem easy. They are generally perceived as the best in the business and that's why they have been calling the biggest fights in the world's premiere MMA organization for many years. What UFC fans normally don't get to see is all the preparation and behind-the-scenes work that is required of Goldy and Rogan leading up to the fights. Read More »

UFC inks three-year TV deal with BT Sport

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that they have just signed a broadcast agreement with BT for its UK and Ireland television rights. Originally produced UFC programming will be shown on the new BT Sport channels, which are due to be launched very soon. Read More »

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