MMA returns to primetime on CBS with “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” live on Saturday, Nov. 7

Strikeforce brings out the big guns: Fedor vs. Rogers to air on CBS primetime television on Nov. 7.
Strikeforce brings out the big guns: Fedor vs. Rogers to air on CBS primetime television on Nov. 7.

The CBS Television Network will return to the mixed martial arts (MMA) cage with STRIKEFORCE: FEDOR VS. ROGERS, to be broadcast Saturday, Nov. 7 (9:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT). SHOWTIME Sports will produce the four-fight event with host Gus Johnson calling the action and MMA legend Frank Shamrock and Mauro Ranallo serving as color analysts.

In 2008, CBS aired the first live MMA fights on network television, with three successful events earning time period-winning ratings in all key young adult and young men demographics. CBS’s most recent broadcast in October 2008 ranked as the night’s highest-rated program on both broadcast and cable in adults 18-34 and men 18-34, topping all other sports programming in those demographics, including the Major League Baseball playoffs and college football.

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King Mo fight night video blog

In this video we get to see behind the scenes with King Mo in the hours leading up to his “M-1 Global: Breakthrough” fight with veteran Mark Kerr. We get to hear final words of encouragement by manager Dr. Ryan Parsons before Mo steps in the ring. Finally, highlights of the fight are shown as … Read more

Fedor takes Manhattan


Showtime released this new video today showing Fedor when he recently made his trip to New York for the open workout and to announce the Brett Rogers fight. He also made a visit to the Renzo Gracie Academy.There is another new Showtime Fedor video after the jump…

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“M-1 Global: Breakthrough” full event video


A special sparring exhibition match between Fedor Emelianenko and Gegard Mousasi, and a main event fight between “King Mo” Muhammed Lawal and “The Smashing Machine” Mark Kerr were part of M-1 Global’s “Breakthrough” event in Kansas City on Aug. 28, 2009.

Part 2 after the jump…

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Mann Talk – The Smashed Machine

If you are one of the people filling my email and facebook inboxes with fanatical Mark Kerr love, please stop. Apparently, my comments in the last Weekend Picks article about “The Smashing Machine” have lit the fuse of some of PRO MMA’s more incendiary readers.

I did mock those who claimed the main event of M-1 Breakthrough was a “trap fight” for Muhammed Lawal. I also alluded to the fact that Mark Kerr is not and never was a great heavyweight. Apparently this view is so outlandish and controversial that one fine gentleman found it necessary to dub me a “Brock Lesnar Noob.” I can only assume this is worse than your everyday “TUF Noob.”

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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Gegard Mousasi exhibition fight video

At M-1 Global’s “Breakthrough” event on Friday, Aug. 28, Fedor Emelianenko took on Gegard Mousasi in a special sparring exhibition match. While the two fighters did not go full force against one another, there were moments it appeared more than just an exhibition. Please like & share:

King Mo vs. Mark Kerr fight video

King Mo took on Mark Kerr at M-1 Global’s “Breakthrough” event in Kansas City on Friday. Mo was the heavy favorite. Even so, few people probably expected the fight to end so quickly and brutally. Pay attention to Kerr’s mouthpiece during the replay. Please like & share:

“King Mo” Lawal’s destruction of Mark Kerr caps off “M-1 Global: Breakthrough”

Photo: M-1 Global - King Mo destroyed Mark Kerr in 25 seconds at M-1 Global: Breakthrough
Photo: M-1 Global - King Mo destroyed Mark Kerr in 25 seconds at M-1 Global: Breakthrough

Kansas City, Kansas — Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal showed stateside fans exactly what all of the hype surrounding him was all about as he made surprisingly short work of UFC veteran Mark Kerr in the main attraction of “HDNET FIGHTS PRESENTS M-1 BREAKTHROUGH”, which aired live on in the United States on HDNet and around the world via Internet PPV on www.M-1Global.com.

While many in attendance were aware of the fact that Kerr was coming into the fight as a heavy underdog, having taken the fight on just two weeks notice, few expected for the contest to end as suddenly, and as violently as it did.

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M-1 Global: Breakthrough live play-by-play & results

PROMMA.INFO will be bringing you live play-by-play results and commentary for tonight’s “HDNet PRESENTS M-1 GLOBAL: BREAKTHROUGH.” Headlining tonight’s card is our buddy King Mo Lawal taking on “The Smashing Machine” Mark Kerr. Kerr will have the weight advantage weighing in at 263 lbs., while Mo weighed in at 219 lbs. Live from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Mo., this is M-1 Global’s first major card in the U.S.

Also on the card tonight will be a special sparring exhibition match between Gegard Mousasi and Fedor Emelianenko.

Quick Results:

  • Muhammed Lawal (5-0) def. Mark Kerr (15-11, 1 NC) by TKO (Punches) at 0:25 of Round 1
  • Karl Amoussou (11-2-1) def. John Doyle (8-9, 1 NC) by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:15 of Round 1
  • Lucio Linhares (13-4) def. Mikhail Zayats (9-4) by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:00 of Round 1
  • Jessie Gibbs (9-2) def. Rob Broughton (10-5-1) by Unanimous Decision
  • Michael Kita (6-3) def. Lloyd “Kadillac” Marshbanks (18-9) by Submission (Strikes) at 1:50 of Round 1
  • Daisuke Nakamura (20-10) def. Ferrid “The Hurricane” Kheder (13-5) by Unanimous Decision

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Intense Amoussou / Doyle staredown highlights “HDNet Fights Presents M-1 Breakthrough” weigh-ins

Kansas City, Missouri – Considered by many pundits to be nothing more than an opponent for Karl “Psycho” Amoussou, John “The Iron Bull” Doyle sent a message Thursday afternoon during weigh-ins for “HDNET FIGHTS PRESENTS M-1 BREAKTHROUGH” that he did not venture to Kansas City to lose.

Amoussou vs. Doyle will be just one of seven total bouts to be featured during Friday’s HDNet telecast (10 p.m. ET) that will emanate from the historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City (tickets still available at Ticketmaster.com).

After weighing in, both Doyle and Amoussou were asked to partake in a pre-fight stare down intended as nothing more than a photo opportunity. However, what ensued was nearly a premature start to “Breakthrough,” with Amoussou and Doyle looking eager to lock horns a day early.

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