Bellator 95: Curran vs. Shamhalaev set for Atlantic City on April 4

The Bellator MMA promotion makes its return to Atlantic City from Revel on April 4th live on Spike. The night will feature reigning Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran putting his title on the line against Season 7 Tournament winner and explosive Russian striker Shahbulat Shamhalaev.

Straus out, Pat Curran will meet Shahbulat Shamhalaev at Bellator 95

Bellator featherweight Daniel Straus had to withdraw from his upcoming Bellator 95 battle with Pat Curran due to a broken hand. Curran will now face off against Shahbulat Shamhalaev on April 4th inside Atlantic City’s Revel Casino live on Spike.

Bellator 95: Curran vs. Straus will headline April 4th event in New Jersey

The Bellator MMA promotion will visit Ovation Hall at Revel in Atlantic City, NJ as Pat Curran will put his Bellator Featherweight Title on the line against Daniel Straus live on Spike TV on April 4.

America’s best to grapple in New Jersey

Morristown, New Jersey – Grapplers Quest “The World’s Largest Grappling Competition” is hosting the Official 2009 U.S. Nationals of Grappling to The Mennen Sports Arena Center (161 East Hanover Ave.) in Morristown, New Jersey on Saturday and Sunday, June 27th and 28th. Spectator tickets will be available online at GrapplersQuest.com and at-the-door starting at 11:00 AM each day.

UFC veterans and mixed martial arts superstars competing include: Vinicius “Pezao” Magalhães (TUF Season 8), Wilson Reis (Bellator), Dante Rivera (TUF Season 7), Matt “No Regard” Arroyo, Jamal Patterson (IFL Veteran) and Brian McLaughlin (TUF Season 8), plus the world’s best submission fighters including Ryan Hall, Pablo Popovitch, Bill Cooper, Bruno Bastos, Jorge “Macaco” Patino, Roberto “Cyborg” Abreu, Rick “The Animal” Migliarese and female standouts, Kathy Brothers, Cristina “Midget Twister” Rodriguez (Gracie Tampa/Rob Kahn) and many more.

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Sean Salmon dominates at “Ring of Combat XXIV” – full results

Sean Salmon dominated John Doyle for three full rounds

“Ring of Combat XXIV” went down Friday night, April 17th in Atlantic City, New Jersey at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino. There were fourteen fights in total. Even without Rolles Gracie, who was originally scheduled to fight on the card, there was plenty of action to entertain the fans.

Sean Salmon returned with a dominating three round unanimous decision performance, scoring 30-25 on one judge’s card.  In the title fights, Charles Oliveira de Silva took home the USKBA East Coast Lightweight Title and Rafael “Sapo” Natal defended his Ring of Combat Middleweight Title against Plinio Cruz with a second round rear naked choke submission.

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Rolles Gracie returns at “Ring of Combat XXIV” tonight!!! – LIVE WEBCAST AVAILABLE

Rolles Gracie, son of the legendary Rolls Gracie, returns to the MMA cage tonight for the first time since September 2007 and only for the second time in his career.

Rolles will be taking on the ROC 2007 “Beast of the Northeast” light heavyweight tournament champion Ricardo Romero in a heavyweight match up at “Ring of Combat XXIV” tonight in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The good news for you is that we here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info) will be providing you access to a LIVE WEBCAST of the event beginning at 8:30 PM EST/5:30 PM PST! Do not miss it! The cost is only $5.99 for 15 bouts! It does not get better than that!

Rolles Gracie father, Rolls Gracie, was born in Brazil in 1951 where he was raised by his uncle and father of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Helio Gracie. Rolls was trained under the grand master and went on himself to train such greats as Rickson Gracie, Royler Gracie, and Carlos Gracie, Jr. among many others.

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TUF 7 FINALE REAL-TIME RESULTS & PLAY-BY-PLAY June 21, 2008

by:  Jack Bratcher

Matt Riddle vs. Dante Rivera (Riddle=Team Rampage, Rivera=Team Forrest)
Round 1 – Dante comes out swingin and with a leg kick. Clinch against the cage. Knees to Riddle’s head within clinch. Elbow by Riddle.. Knees by both still clinched. Someone’s mouthpiece flew out; looks like Dante’s. Ref lets him put it back in. Restarts action. Two big swinging overhand lefts by Rivera that miss. Clinched against cage again.. Riddle with the plum. Riddle with underhooks. Knee by Dante to the head. Leg kick by Dante twice. Right hand by Riddle. Trip by Riddle gets Dante down and delivers elbows. Riddle backs up and the bell rings.

Round 2 – Takedown by Riddle. Side control but backs out and throws some leg kicks. Rivera on his back…Rivera stands up. Clinched against the cage. Foot stomps by Riddle. Knees by Riddle. Big overhand left by Dante. Misses and Riddle gets a takedown. Full mount by Riddle, Dante reverses it and escapes. Dante is now on top in Riddle’s full gaurd. Elbows by Riddle from the bottom. Riddle looks good from the bottom looking for a triangle. Holy shit. Elbows by Riddle into Dante’s ribs, still in the triangle. Dante finally gets out as bell rings. Fucking aye that was great. Dante is the jiu-jitsu specialist so that was extra sweet for Riddle.

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THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER WEEK 9: QUARTER-FINALS

by: Jack Bratcher FIGHT 1 OF THE QUARTERFINALS: Jesse Taylor vs. Dante Rivera. They showed Jesse Taylor prior to his fight sweating off some pounds and pissing his pants. Yes that’s right…pissing his pants. He was sitting in the hottub and I guess better than peeing in the hottub, he got out, stood on the … Read more