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Special One-Night Tourney Set for Combate Americas

2 hours 8 min ago

Combate Americas announced plans recently for a special one-night, eight-man tournament called “Copa.”

The event will take place November 11 from Cancun, Mexico and hand out $100,000 to the winner.

The date is significant to Combate Americas’ Campbell McLaren, as it marks the 24th anniversary of UFC 1.

Below is a press release:

Combate Americas announced a historic, one-night, eight-man bantamweight (135 pounds) tournament – “COPA COMBATE” – the winner of which will have heroically battled through three bouts in one night to earn a $100,000 grand prize and the inaugural winner’s cup, in Cancun, Mexico on Saturday, Nov. 11.

The epic event will take place on the 24th anniversary of the now legendary UFC 1, which was executive produced by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) co-founder and Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren, and which was also headlined by a one-night, eight-man tournament that forever changed the world of combat sports.

“We are excited to unveil the first ‘COPA COMBATE’ tournament ever, and to revitalize and deliver to fans one of the most compelling and athletically challenging formats for a live fight show,” said McLaren.

“When I launched the UFC 24 years ago, we changed the world and, on November 11, we are going to do so again with a dynamic tournament that assembles a collection of fighters that most deserve to represent their respective countries,” continued McLaren. “These fighters will put their national pride on the line with a substantial payoff.”

Hailing from the U.S., Latin America and Spain, the eight “Copa Combate” competitors, whose names will be announced soon, will go to war in La Jaula, the Combate Americas competition cage, over the course of three tournament stages – quarterfinal, semifinal and championship – before the eventual winner is crowned.

The event also marks the first time in history that fighters will represent their respective countries on a quest to win the inaugural ‘COPA.’

The eight competitors will be separated into four tournament brackets, with the top four fighters given seeded positions based on their worldwide rankings. Quarterfinal stage opponents for the four fighters will be determined based on a lottery ball drawing.

The host venue in Cancun for “Copa Combate,” as well as ticket on-sale information for the event, will be announced soon.

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ONE Puts Together Own Super Fight

Sat, 2017-09-23 18:00

Two champions in the ONE promotion will meet in a “super-fight” this November, as reigning lightweight titleholder Eduard Folayang faces featherweight champion Martin Nguyen.

The event takes place November 10 from the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.

Folayang’s title will be on the line, as the fight will be contested at 155 pounds. It marks the first time ONE has placed a champion vs. a champion in multiple divisions.

Last year, Folayang (18-5) shocked the MMA world when he finished Shinya Aoki. He defended his title against Ev Ting this past April.

Nguyen (9-1) stopped Marat Gafurov is another upset in August, winning his fifth consecutive fight.

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Assuncao, Lopez Collide Coming Off Wins

Sat, 2017-09-23 13:00

Fresh off wins at UFC 212 earlier this year, Raphael Assuncao and Matthew Lopez will meet each other at UFC Fight Night 12.

Set for November 11 from Norfolk, Virginia, the card features Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis.

Assuncao (25-5) improved to 9-1 over his last 10 with a split decision vs. Marlon Moraes. Lopez (10-1) downed Johnny Eduardo inside of the first round.

Below is the current fight card:

Lightweight: Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis

Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs. Junior Albini

Welterweight: Matt Brown vs. Diego Sanchez

Light Heavyweight: Jared Cannonier vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Middleweight: Nate Marquardt vs. Cezar Ferreira

Middleweight: Karl Roberson vs. Darren Stewart

Light Heavyweight: Marcel Fortuna vs. Jake Collier

Strawweight: Angela Hill vs. Nina Ansaroff

Lightweight: Joe Lauzon vs. Clay Guida

Strawweight: Tatiana Suarez vs. Viviane Pereira

Bantamweight: Raphael Assuncao vs. Matthew Lopez

Lightweight: Sage Northcutt vs. Michel Quinones

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Miller-Trinaldo Latest UFN 119 Fight

Sat, 2017-09-23 08:00

Jim Miller will head to Brazil next month, as the lightweight meets Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night 119.

Set for October 28 from Sao Paulo, the card features Lyoto Machida’s return against Derek Brunson.

Miller (28-10) is looking for his 18th career UFC win, but is riding a two-fight losing streak. Trinaldo (21-5) has posted a mark of 11-4 since signing with the promotion.

Below is the current fight card:

Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Lyoto Machida

Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Colby Covington

Heavyweight: Christian Colombo vs. TBA

Bantamweight: Augusto Mendes vs. Boston Salmon

Middleweight: Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Jack Marshman

Flyweight: Jarred Brooks vs. Deiveson Alcantara

Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Middleweight: Thiago Santos vs. Jack Hermansson

Bantamweight: Pedro Munhoz vs. Rob Font

Featherweight: Hacran Dias vs. Jared Gordon

Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Max Griffin

Welterweight: Luan Chagas vs. Niko Price

Bantamweight: John Lineker vs. Marlon Vera

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UFN 117: Japan Complete Results

Sat, 2017-09-23 07:00

For the third time in his career, Ovince Saint Preux locked up a Von Flue choke, submitting Yushin Okami Friday night in the main event of UFC Fight Night 117.

Okami replaced Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on short notice, returning to the Octagon in Japan.

But Saint Preux spoiled that return, securing the finish less than two minutes into the main event from the Saitama Super Arena.

In the co-main, Jessica Andrade dominated Claudia Gadelha, winning a decision in a meeting of former strawweight title contenders.

Dong Hyun Kim, Gokhan Saki, Teruto Ishihara and Jussier Formiga all claimed wins on the main card, with Keita Nakamura, Syuri Kondo, Shinsho Anzai and Daichi Abe earning victories on the prelims.

Below are complete results:

Ovince Saint Preux def. Yushin Okami via submission (Von Flue choke) at 1:49 of Round 1

Jessica Andrade def. Claudia Gadelha via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)

Dong Hyun Kim def. Takanori Gomi via TKO (strikes) at 1:30 of Round 1

Gokhan Saki def. Henrique da Silva via KO (strike) at 4:45 of Round 1

Teruto Ishihara def. Rolando Dy via unanimous decision (28-27, 28-27, 29-27)

Jussier Formiga def. Ulka Sasaki via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:30 of Round 1

Keita Nakamura def. Alex Morono via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Syuri Kondo def. Chan-Mi Jeon via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)

Shinsho Anzai def. Luke Jumeau via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Daichi Abe def. Hyun Gyu Lim via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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Rogan Previews Claudia Gadelha-Jessica Andrade

Fri, 2017-09-22 18:00

Joe Rogan previews the UFC Fight Night 117 co-main event between Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Andrade.

The card takes place Friday night from Japan and airs live on FXX.

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Lineker-Vera Slated For UFN 119: Sao Paulo

Fri, 2017-09-22 13:00

Former title contender John Lineker returns at UFC Fight Night 119 against Marlon Vera.

Set for October 28 from Sao Paulo, Brazil, the card features a main event between Derek Brunson and Lyoto Machida.

Lineker (29-8) has had his hand raised in 10 of 13 Octagon fights, with Vera (10-3-1) sporting a 4-2 UFC mark.

Below is the current fight card:

Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Lyoto Machida

Welterweight: Demian Maia vs. Colby Covington

Heavyweight: Christian Colombo vs. TBA

Bantamweight: Augusto Mendes vs. Boston Salmon

Middleweight: Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Jack Marshman

Flyweight: Jarred Brooks vs. Deiveson Alcantara

Lightweight: Jim Miller vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Middleweight: Thiago Santos vs. Jack Hermansson

Bantamweight: Pedro Munhoz vs. Rob Font

Featherweight: Hacran Dias vs. Jared Gordon

Welterweight: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Max Griffin

Welterweight: Luan Chagas vs. Niko Price

Bantamweight: John Lineker vs. Marlon Vera

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Paige VanZant To Release Book This April

Fri, 2017-09-22 08:00

I’m so happy to share the jacket for my book, RISE, which will be coming out next April. Preorder now at https://t.co/OKa7v9E2Qt pic.twitter.com/N7Vqiz8mbL

— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) September 19, 2017

Paige VanZant showed off the jacket for her new book, which is available for pre-order.

The book, entitled “RISE,” will be released in April.

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OSP Promises He Is Different Type Of Fighter

Thu, 2017-09-21 18:00

Ovince Saint Preux promises he is a different type of fighter heading into Friday’s main event with Yushin Okami.

The two headline UFC Fight Night 117 from Japan and live on FXX.

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“The Immortal” To Call It A Career

Thu, 2017-09-21 16:45

11/11 will be my retirement fight. Thanks for enjoying the ride with me this will be an amazing show me and Diego will put on a show for all of you

A post shared by Matthew Brown (@iamtheimmortal) on Sep 21, 2017 at 1:09pm PDT

Matt Brown announced plans to retire from active competition after his November bout with Diego Sanchez.

“The Immortal” won seven consecutive fights between 2012-14, but is just 1-5 over his last six. Brown is 20-16 in his career and has fought for the UFC since 2008.

Brown was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 7 and is tied for the most finishes in the UFC’s welterweight division with 11. He has won “Fight of the Night” three times and has two other bonuses.

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Check Out Bellator’s “Flying Cage”

Thu, 2017-09-21 13:00

Bellator’s “Flying Cage” set to make inaugural U.S. appearance at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 23 during Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull and Bellator Kickboxing 7: Ross vs. Lomurno.

A must-see spectacle, the steel structure is suspended from above and lowered to the platform beneath allowing the Bellator Kickboxing ring to completely transform into the Bellator MMA cage in less than 15 minutes.

Having been featured at previous events in Florence, Italy, Torino, Italy and Budapest, Hungary, the Flying Cage has never before been utilized in the United States. Bellator is proud to bring this unique experience to its Bay Area home at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on September 23.

Bellator 183 airs live on Spike featuring Benson Henderson vs. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire.

Below are the current fight cards:

Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull Fight Card

Lightweight Main Event: Benson Henderson (24-7) vs. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (17-8)

Welterweight Main Card Bout: Paul Daley (39-15-2) vs. Lorenz Larkin (18-6, 1 NC)

Heavyweight Main Card Bout: Roy Nelson (22-14) vs. Javy Ayala (10-5)

Featherweight Main Card Bout: Aaron Pico (0-1) vs. Justin Linn (7-3)

Lightweight Main Card Bout: Adam Piccolotti (9-0) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (21-3)

Preliminary Card:

Women’s Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Brooke Mayo (0-1) vs. Kaytlin Neil (0-2)

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Fernando Gonzalez (1-0) vs. Alex Lopez (3-0)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Gaston Bolanos (1-0) vs. Brandon Laroco (1-1)

Light Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Tony Johnson (4-3) vs. Mike Ortega (2-3)

Bantamweight Preliminary Bout: Justin Tenedora (1-0) vs. Ricardo Vasquez (Debut)

Women’s Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Jaimelene Nievera (4-3) vs. Corina Herrera (3-3)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: J.J. Okanovich (4-1) vs. Luis Jauregui (4-2)

Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Daniel Gonzalez (1-0) vs. Anthony Castrejon (1-1)

Bellator Kickboxing 7: Ross vs. Lomurno Fight Card

Featherweight Kickboxing World Title Bout: Kevin Ross (44-11) vs. Domenico Lomurno (22-8)

Welterweight Kickboxing World Title Bout: Karim Ghajji (98-13-1) vs. Raymond Daniels (13-3)

Middleweight Kickboxing Main Card Bout: Joe Schilling (20-9) vs. Najib Idali (28-6-1)

Women’s Featherweight Kickboxing Main Card Bout: Jorina Baars (41-0-3) vs. Anke Van Gestel (34-11-3)

Featherweight Kickboxing Bout: Joe Palacios (7-7) vs. Malaipet (145-31-6)

Preliminary Card:

Featherweight Kickboxing Preliminary Bout: Jacob Ycaro (Debut) vs. Jonathan Tan (Debut)

Women’s Flyweight Kickboxing Preliminary Bout: Gloria Telles (2-0) vs. Shannah Gozo (5-1)

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Weigh-In Results For UFC Fight Night 117: OSP Vs. Okami

Thu, 2017-09-21 10:44

Weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 117 went down Thursday from Japan.

In the main event, Yushin Okami returns to face Ovince Saint Preux.

Both Okami (203.5 pounds) and Saint Preux (206) were successful, but Mizuto Hirota missed weight for his lightweight main card opener vs. Charles Rosa.

Hirota will forfeit a portion of his fight purse, but the fight will go on.

The card takes place Friday from the Saitama Super Arena and airs live on FXX.

Weigh-in results are below:

MAIN CARD (FXX/10 p.m. ET)

Yushin Okami (203.5 lbs.) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (206)

Jessica Andrade (116) vs. Claudia Gadelha (115)

Takanori Gomi (156) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (156)

Henrique da Silva (206) vs. Gokhan Saki (205)

Rolando Dy (145) vs. Teruto Ishihara (145)

Mizuto Hirota (150)* vs. Charles Rosa (145.5)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FXX/8 p.m. ET)

Alex Morono (170) vs. Keita Nakamura (170)

Jussier Formiga (126) vs. Ulka Sasaki (125.5)

Chan-Mi Jeon (116) vs. Syrui Kondo (116)

Shinsho Anzai (171) vs. Luke Jumeau (170)

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7:30 p.m. ET)

Daichi Abe (171) vs. Hyun Gyu Lim (170.5)

*Missed weight; fined 30 percent of purse, which goes to Rosa

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“Blessed” Enjoying His Time In Japan

Thu, 2017-09-21 08:00

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway isn’t scheduled to compete this weekend, but he has been helping the promotion work in Asia.

Holloway took in the sights and sounds of Japan recently.

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Preview: UFC 216 “Ferguson Vs. Lee”

Wed, 2017-09-20 18:00

Check out an extended video preview for UFC 216, which features Toy Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee for the interim lightweight title.

Also, Demetrious Johnson defends his flyweight belt vs. Ray Borg.

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Free Fight: OSP Destroys Shogun Rua

Wed, 2017-09-20 18:00

While he isn’t fighting Shogun Rua again, Ovince Saint Preux remains on the docket for Friday’s UFC Fight Night 117 main event.

OSP now faces Yushin Okami, who replaces Rua after the former champion suffered an injury.

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Promo: UFN 117 “OSP Vs. Okami”

Wed, 2017-09-20 13:00

Check out the new video promo for Friday’s UFC Fight Night 117 event, which features the return of Yushin Okami.

The former UFC middleweight title contender moves up to light heavyweight to face Ovince Saint Preux from Saitama, Japan.

The card airs live on FXX.

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Free Fight Featuring Paul Daley

Wed, 2017-09-20 08:00

Before fights Lorenz Larkin this Saturday at Bellator 183, check out this fight replay between Paul Daley and Brennan Ward.

Daley-Larkin is part of the main card Spike broadcast from San Jose.

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Preview: Friday’s LFA 23 Card

Tue, 2017-09-19 18:00

Legacy Fighting Alliance returns to AXS TV this Friday with LFA 23.

Two titles are on the line from Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Saturday’s Bellator 183 Fight Card

Tue, 2017-09-19 13:00

Bellator will go head-to-head with the UFC this Saturday, presenting Bellator 183 live on Spike.

Former UFC champion Benson Henderson squares off with Patricky “Pitbull” Freire in the main event from the SAP Center in San Jose.

Along with MMA action, the seventh Bellator Kickboxing event also takes place. Both the welterweight and featherweight titles will be on the line.

Below is the fight card:

MAIN CARD (Spike/9 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Benson Henderson vs. Patricky “Pitbull” Freire

Heavyweight: Roy Nelson vs. Javy Ayala

Welterweight: Paul Daley vs. Lorenz Larkin

Lightweight: Adam Piccolotti vs. Goiti Yamauchi

Featherweight: Aaron Pico vs. Justin Linn

PRELIMINARY CARD (FightLine.com)

Female Flyweight: Brooke Mayo vs. Kaytlin Neil

Bantamweight: Ricardo Vasquez vs. Justin Tenedora

Light Heavyweight: Mike Ortega vs. Tony Johnson

Featherweight: Brandon Laroco vs. Gaston Bolanos

Female Flyweight: Corian Herrera vs. Jaymee Nievara

Welterweight: Alex Lopez vs. F. Trevino

Lightweight: Luis Jauregui vs. JJ Okanovich

Flyweight: Anthony Castrejon vs. Daniel Gonzalez

BELLATOR KICKBOXING 7

Bellator Kickboxing Welterweight Championship
Karim Ghajji vs. Raymond Daniels

Bellator Kickboxing Featherweight Championship
Kevin Ross vs. Domenico Lomurno

Featherweight: Jorina Baars vs. Anke Van Gestel

Middleweight: Joe Schilling vs. Najib Idali

Welterweight: Malaipet vs. Jose Palacios

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Ex-UFC Contender Gonzaga Set For Boxing Debut

Tue, 2017-09-19 08:00

Gabriel Gonzaga, who fought 22 times for the UFC and won 12 of those bouts, will make his boxing debut next month at New England’s Future 4.

Gonzaga is expected to face Alando Pugh, a 12-fight boxing veteran with just one in those bouts.

“When I first saw Gabriel sparring, I knew he had potential to beat a lot of heavyweights around,” Gonzaga trainer Rocky Gonzalez said in a press release. “He had a lot going on at that time, and he was still under contract with the UFC. Now, it’s a great opportunity for him.”

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