Bellator 140: Lima vs. Koreshkov live results and round-by-round updates (and video highlights)

“Bellator 140: Lima vs. Koreshkov” takes place this evening, Friday, July 17, from The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The event, which will broadcast live on Spike TV, is headlined with a welterweight title match as champion Douglas Lima (26-5) puts his belt on the line against knockout artist Andrey Koreshkov (17-1). In the co-headliner, the always exciting Paul “Semtex” … Read more

Kaufman takes home women’s 135-pound title, Rockhold continues climb at “Strikeforce Challengers 6”

Undefeated female MMA fighter Sarah Kaufman improved her record to 11-0 and became the first Strikeforce 135-pound women’s champion by out-pointing Japan’s Takayo Hashi (12-2) Friday night in San Jose, Calif. With highly respected fight coach Greg Jackson in her corner, Kaufman remained on her feet for all but a few seconds of the entire … Read more

“Strikeforce – Challengers 6” results and play-by-play commentary

SAN JOSE, Calif. –  Strikeforce returns to action tonight with “Strikeforce: Challengers 6” at the Civic Auditorium in San Jose, Calif. The main card will air live on Showtime starting at 11pm ET, and features a main event between Takayo Hashi and Sarah Kaufman in a battle for the Strikeforce women’s 135-pound title. Pro MMA … Read more

“Strikeforce – Challengers 6” weigh-in results, photos, and quotes

SARAH KAUFMAN, TAKAYO HASHI, TREVOR PRANGLEY, KARL AMOUSSOU, LUKE ROCKHOLD, PAUL BRADLEY AND STRIKEFORCE: CHALLENGERS FIGHTERS SELECTED FINAL QUOTES AND WEIGHTS Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, Hilton San Jose, San Jose, California STRIKEFORCE: Challengers ON SHOWTIME® Friday, Feb. 26, 2010; Telecast Begins at 11 p.m. ET/PT SAN JOSE, Calif. – The 24 mixed martial arts fighters … Read more

Super Channel to offer Strikeforce Challengers fights on Friday, Feb. 26

SUPER CHANNEL TO AIR CANADIAN SARAH KAUFMAN’S FIGHT FOR STRIKEFORCE WOMEN’S WELTERWEIGHT TITLE EXCLUSIVE LIVE OFFER IN CANADA, TOMORROW, FEB. 26, AT 11 P.M. ET _________________________________________________________ EDMONTON (Feb. 25, 2010)—Super Channel, Canada’s only national pay television network, is proud to air Canadian Sarah Kaufman courtesy of SHOWTIME® as she headlines the STRIKEFORCE Challengers Mixed Martial … Read more

Marcus Aurelio vs Chris Liguori headlines WCA: Pure Combat in Atlantic City on Feb. 6

The World Cagefighting Alliance ( will hold their first fight card on Friday, Feb. 6, called “Pure Combat” in Atlantic City, New Jersey at Bally’s Hotel & Casino in the Boardwalk Hall Ballroom.

Tickets are priced at $100, $75, $60 and $50. Cageside seats are available at $150. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, at or by calling 800-736-1420. More information on fighters, tickets and a seating chart can be found at out The first fight begins at 7:30 PM.

The World Cagefighting Alliance, “Pure Combat” event will feature some of the best East Coast rising talent in the sport. The Co-Main Events will feature a Lightweight UFC, EliteXC veteran and Ring of Combat Champ Chris Ligouri (Team Ligouri) out of Tinton Falls, New Jersey vs. Former UFC and Pride Standout Marcus “Maximus” Aurelio (American Top Team) from Coconut Creek, Florida and Welterweight undefeated Ultimate Fighter 7 alum Paul Bradley (Lionheart MMA) out of College Station, PA will face Matt Lindland’s prodigy Nathan Coy (Team Quest) fighting out of Gresham, Oregon.

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A big weekend for converted college wrestlers

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Former collegiate wrestler, Chad Mendes, will fight at Palace Fighting Championship this Friday

It won’t make me sound like an MMA swami if I say that wrestlers have been a part of MMA since the beginning. In the old days Dan Severn was suplexing people on their head and Mark Coleman was out there head butting from the top position. After that came Randy Couture who used his dominating clinch to bring the “‘Phenom”, Vitor Belfort, back down to earth.

There are currently a number of highly touted collegiate wrestlers who have transitioned into an MMA career with the UFC. On this weekend’s Fight Night 17 card, former Arizona State All-American, Cain Velasquez (4-0) will take on Denis Stojnic, while Oklahoma State’s multiple time NCAA champion, Jake Rosholt (5-0) will also see action.

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