U.S. Open XIII Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Oct.18-19 in Santa Cruz

The U.S. Open XIII Brazilian Jiu Jitsu dubbed “America’s Favorite Tournament” will be held this weekend, Oct.18-19, in Santa Cruz, CA. at the Civic Auditorium. Many schools which are also home to many great MMA fighters will be represented at the event.

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Two title fights highlight MFC 19: Long Time Coming

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EDMONTON, AB – The Maximum Fighting Championship’s final show of 2008 is aptly named.
MFC 19: Long Time Coming is just that.

For the first time in the organization’s illustrious history, there will be two title fights on the same card as both the light heavyweight and welterweight championship belts will be on the line Friday, December 5 at The Venue at River Cree Resort and Casino just outside Edmonton, Alberta. The show will be broadcast live on HDNet Fights throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Making a long-awaited first defence of his MFC light heavyweight title is champion Roger “The Hulk” Hollett (8-1) who will face No. 1 contender Emanuel “The Hardcore Kid” Newton (10-3).

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Sam Stout talks UFC 89 and more

Sam Stout talks to our friends over at MMAtraining.com about his upcoming bout this weekend with Terry Etim at UFC 89. Stout discusses his current training regimen, his training partners, and a new gym that he and his partners are opening in London, Ontario.

Aleksander Emelianenko to fight in November

On November, 21 M-1 Challenge 9 will be held at the Sports Hall “Ice Palace” in Moscow. Red Devil will take on Team Korea and Russia’s Legion will look to gain victory over Team Holland. In one of two scheduled superfights Aleksander Emelianenko (13-3) will face off with Korean prospect Sang Soo Lee (9-4) who’s coming off an impressive stoppage victory over Roman Zentsov at M-1 Challenge 7.

Aleksander is on a four fight win streak, ending them all in the first round, two by submission and two by KO. His most recent fight was against Silvao Santos in April of this year. He defeated Santos by TKO (Punches) in round one. People will remember that Aleksander was scheduled to fight on the Affliction: Banned card earlier this year but was pulled off the card at the last minute due to medical clearance problems.

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Wandy goes to Hawaii (video)

Mixed Martial Arts legend, Wanderlei Silva made a recent visit to Hawaii where television show host Tony Solis spoke with the UFC fighter on a number of topics. Wandy discusses what he may do if he was not a fighter, the difference between fighting in Japan and the U.S., his training regiman, and more. Solis … Read more

Botnia Punishment 7: “No Guts, No Glory” Results

The Botnia Punishment 7:  “No Guts No Glory” event took place October 11th in Finland.  The fight results are as follows:

  • Markus Kuukka defeats Ilja Soisalo via Decision
  • Tuoma Turkia defeats Aleksandr Shebekon via submission (rear naked choke) Rd. 1
  • Antti Toivianen defeats Domingos Mestre via TKO (injury) Rd. 1
  • Ollipekka Puhakka defeats Jake Antila via TKO (injury) Rd. 2
  • Shahim Alem defeats Juho Kalliomaa via submission (rear naked choke) Rd. 2
  • Joni Haahka defeats Mihail Zabaev via submission (rear naked choke) Rd. 1
  • Olli Jaakko Uitto defeats Ville Rasanen via submission (armbar) Rd. 1
  • Mathias Klockars defeats Onur Bozkurt via submission (triangle choke) Rd. 1
  • Jarkko Latomaki defeats Cengiz Dana via submission (armbar) Rd. 1
  • Pasi Maliniemi defeats Joni Salavaara via Decision

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Breaking news – Kimbo DID NOT LOSE

A new video has surfaced from Kimbo Slice’s brother explaining what really happened in the fight. As he explains it what we thought we saw, we didn’t really see. Instead, Kimbo going to the ground was all part of the gameplan and part of a new move he’s been working on. Meet the younger Slice … Read more

MMA in North Carolina – Carolina Crown Results

CFP: Carolina Crown took place October 11th at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Raleigh native and TUF 8 alumnus, Brandon Garner was victorious in winning the CFP Bantamweight Championship.

Also, WEC Veteran Bryan Baker stepped up on short notice to win the CFP Middleweight Championship.  The Fight results are as follows:

  • Jon Owens defeats Dustin Pague via KO (Strikes) Rd. 1
  • Matt Tiara defeats Lee Stuckey via submission (heel hook) Rd. 2
  • Roger Carroll defeats Marcus Thomas via submission (guillotine) Rd. 1
  • Byron Bloodworth defeats Will Hagerty via Split Decision
  • Steve Banks defeats Jeremy Stevens via TKO (strikes) Rd. 1
  • Jessie Riggleman defeats Valentin Bueno via submission (rear naked choke) Rd. 1
  • Brandon Garner defeats Seth Marquez via submission Rd. 1
    CFP Bantamweight Championship
  • Bryan Baker defeats Aitor Canup via KO (punch) — Rd. 1
    CFP Middleweight Championship

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MMA in Virginia – UWC Confrontation Results

The Ultimate Warrior Challenge took place Saturday, Oct.11 at the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

You can watch fight videos, view photos and learn more about the UWC on their MySpace page at www.myspace.com/uwcmma.

The fight results are as follows:

  • Kris McCray defeats Joey Kirwan via Submission Rd. 1
  • Cody Donovan defeats Wake Drake via KO Rd. 1
  • Levon Maynard defeats Toby Johnson via TKO Rd. 1
  • Ronald Stalling defeats Tony Souza via TKO Rd. 2
  • Brendan Schuab defeats Johnny Curtis via TKO Rd. 1
  • Marcus Foran defeats Chris Reedy via Submission Rd. 1
  • Kyle Baker defeats James Jones via Decision
  • Antwain Britt defeats Terry Cohens via TKO Rd. 1

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Josh Haynes defeats Sean Salmon at A Night of Combat II

UFC veterans Josh Haynes and Sean Salmon met tonight at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas at “A Night of Combat II”.

Salmon was a late replacement for Steve Byrnes. This was one of the most anticipated fights on the card due to the style match-ups and it turned out to be a great showing by both fighters.

Haynes showed marked improvement since his TUF days and his time with Xtreme Couture is clearly paying off.  Salmon showed great heart and displayed some of the top-level wrestling he is known for.

You will be able to watch this fight and the entire Night of Combat card Saturday Oct.18 on HDNet. Until then here are the night’s results and how the action went down:

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