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Payano retains Bantamweight with split decision over Warren

Payano

Juan Carlos Payano retained the WBA Bantamweight title with a 12-round split decision over former three-time US Olympian Rau’She Warren at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Payano was deducted a point in round three for hitting behind the head. Payano was cut on his forehead in round eight due to an accidental headbutt. Warren was deducted two points ... Read More »

FOLLOW GARCIA – MALIGNAGGI LIVE FROM RINGSIDE

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Follow all the action LIVE from Barclays Center as former world champions Danny Garcia and and Paulie Malignaggi get it on in a 12-round Welterweight bout. The action begins at 9 PM ET with a Middleweight world title bout between Daniel Jacobs and Sergio Mora 12 ROUNDS–WELTERWEIGHTS–DANNY GARCIA (30-0, 17 KO’S) VS PAULIE MALIGNAGGI (33-6, 7 KO’S) ROUND 1 Left ... Read More »

Garcia stops Malignaggi in 9

Danny Garcia

BROOKLYN–Danny Garcia made is Welterweight debut with an emphatic 9th round stoppage over Paulie Malignaggi in a battle of former world champions in from of 7,237 at Barclays Center. Garica controlled the action for most of the fight as he came forward winging and connecting power shots from the opening bell. Malignaggi’s right flank was red from absorbing body punches ... Read More »

Rodriguez decisions Lozano

Ricardo Rodriguez won a 10-round majority decision over Daniel Lozano in a Super Flyweight bout in Tampa, Florida. Rodriguez, 115 lbs of Ciudad, Mexico won by scores of 98-92, 97-93 and 95-95 and is now 12-2. Lozano, 115 lbs of Bowling Green, FL is 13-3. Santiago Arroyo scored a 4th round stoppage over Hiram Del Rio in the final scheduled ... Read More »

WSOF 22 Weigh In Results, New NBCSN Start Time

Las Vegas, Nev. (July 31, 2015) – All 20 fighters, reigning World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) World Welterweight (170 pounds) Champion Rousimar Palhares (17-6) and challenger and two-time world champion Jake Shields (31-7), made weight one day before the highly-anticipated “WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields” Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) mega-event at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., ... Read More »

Weights from Frisco, Texas

Chris Avalos

Chris Avalos 126.25 – Rey Perez 125.25 Casey Ramos 132 – Daniel Evangelista 130.25 Clarence Booth 141.5 Marco Antonio Lopez 139.25 (6 rds Welterweight) Erick De Leon 131.25 Daniel Perales 130.25 (6 rds Lightweight) Read More »

Video: UFC 190 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 4

On Episode 4 of UFC 190 Embedded, women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey steals the show at a beachside open workout also attended by title challenger Bethe Correia. Seven-foot-tall heavyweight Stefan Struve trains to play spoiler in his fight against a hero, former champion Minotauro Nogueira, who polishes his own game at his namesake gym. Then the foes – including rematching Brazilian legends Read More »

GOLOVKIN VS. LEMIEUX SET FOR OCTOBER 17 AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN AND LIVE ON HBO PAY PER VIEW

Gennady Golovkin

NEW YORK CITY (July 31, 2015) Boxing superstar, WBA, IBO and WBC “Interim” Middleweight Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN (33-0, 30 KOs) will face IBF Middleweight title holder, Montreal power-puncher DAVID LEMIEUX (34-2, 31 KOs), in a World Middleweight Championship Title Unification bout on Saturday, October 17 at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. The championship event will be produced ... Read More »

ICYMI: Lane-Felix II just two weeks away

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (July 31st, 2015) — They’ve waited patiently for this moment, for a chance to settle the score for what we can only assume is the second, and final, time. They’ve chosen their words carefully, each predicting a win without fanning the flames in advance of what might be this year’s most highly anticipated rematch. Two weeks from today, ... Read More »

Mike Tyson to Present Muhammad Ali for Nevada Boxing HOF Induction

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LAS VEGAS, NEV. (July 31, 2015) — Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson became the latest mega-star to announce that he will attend the third annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s induction gala, which will take place in eight days, Next Saturday! August 8, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Tyson, a member of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s inaugural ... Read More »

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING RETURNS TO FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO WITH STACKED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, LIVE ON NBCSN

LAS VEGAS (July 30, 2015) –World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) will return to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. for the second time this year with another star-studded, world-class Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) mega-event, headlined by a welterweight (170 pounds) showdown between rival superstars Jon Fitch and Yushin “Thunder” Okami, on Saturday, Oct. 17, live on NBCSN. Priced from $39.99, ... Read More »

WBA orders Perez – Crolla rematch

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, WBA Lightweight champion Darleys Perez is ordered to rematch Anthony Crolla following their draw that took place on July 18. “When I heard the news, I was honestly close to tears,” Crolla said of finding out the rematch had been ordered. “Not getting that decision was hard to take, but I was so grateful ... Read More »

5-TIME WORLD CHAMPION ZAB “SUPER” JUDAH & “THRONE” CLOTHING BRAND CONFIRMED FOR SECOND ANNUAL BOX FAN EXPO SATURDAY, SEPT. 12 IN LAS VEGAS

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Las Vegas (July 30, 2015) – Five-time world champion Zab Judah and his “THRONE” clothing brand will appear and have a booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the second annual Box Fan Expo that will take place Saturday Sept. 12, 2015. The Boxing Expo will coincide with Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s last fight and Mexican Independence weekend. Judah, a ... Read More »

GLORY KICKBOXING ADDS LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT BETWEEN ZACK ‘THE BLACK WARRIOR’ MWEKASSA & SAULO ‘CASSIUS CLAY’ CAVALARI TO ‘BELLATOR MMA: DYNAMITE’

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 30, 2015) – On Saturday, September 19, Bellator MMA will present a landmark event in American combat sports history with “Bellator 142: Dynamite,” featuring Tito Ortiz taking on Bellator Light Heavyweight World Champion Liam McGeary. A spectacle so big, it will include two fields of battle – a Bellator cage and a Glory kickboxing ring, takes ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields LIVE Saturday, August 1 at 11 p.m. ET

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of World Series of Fighting 22: Palhares vs. Shields this Saturday, August 1 at 11 p.m. ET from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields will air live on Fight Network nationwide in ... Read More »

M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin Tybura to defend title Sept. 5 vs. Ante Delija in Beijing China

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (July 30, 2015) – M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin Tybura will defend his title September 5 against challenger Ante “The Walking Trouble” Delija, headlining M- Challenge 61 in Beijing, China. Marcin Tybura Ante Delija M-1 Challenge 61 will be streamed live from Beijing in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights ... Read More »

After five years in the Congo, Justin Wren returns to MMA on August 28 with an inspirational story to share

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 30, 2015) – Justin Wren walked away from a promising MMA career exactly 5 years and 12 days ago. Today, “The Big Pygmy Viking” announces his return to the sport, which will take place on the Spike-televised portion of the “Bellator 141: Guillard vs. Girtz” card on August 28, where he takes on Josh “The Hammer” ... Read More »

LUCAS MATTHYSSE TO FACE VIKTOR POSTOL FOR THE VACANT WBC WORLD SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 FROM STUBHUB CENTER AND LIVE ON HBO BOXING AFTER DARK®

Lucas Matthysse

LOS ANGELES (July 30, 2015) – On October 3, one the most exciting fighters and fearsome punchers in boxing, Lucas “La Máquina” Matthysse (37-3, 34 KOs) will take on the dangerous and undefeated Viktor “The Iceman” Postol (27-0, 11 KOs) for the vacant WBC World Super Lightweight Championship at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Presented by Golden Boy Promotions in ... Read More »

Roman Gonzalez to be added to Golovkin – Lemieux card

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According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, Flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez will defend his crown as the cheif support to the Middleweight unification bout between Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux on October 17 in New York City. “The date and place are confirmed. We will be fighting Oct. 17 in MSG,” said Gonzalez manager Carlos Blandon, adding that Gonzalez’s opponent for ... Read More »

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING APPOINTS SPORTS MEDIA EXECUTIVE CARLOS SILVA TO CEO POSITION

LAS VEGAS (July 29, 2015) –World championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced today that it has appointed sports media executive Carlos Silva to the position of CEO, effectively immediately. The former President and COO of NBCU’s Universal Sports Network and former President and COO of Back9Network, Silva has launched, operated and spearheaded the ... Read More »

PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON ESPN FIGHTER WORKOUT QUOTES

BROOKLYN (July 29, 2015) – Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN featured fighters were joined by local Brooklyn favorites featured on this Saturday’s undercard for a media workout at Gleason’s Gym in advance of their respective showdowns at Barclays Center. Saturday’s headlining event features undefeated star Danny “Swift” Garcia (30-0, 17 KOs) as he takes on two-time world champion from Brooklyn ... Read More »