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WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino Weigh-In Results

Phoenix, Ariz. (March 27, 2015) –Undefeated, reigning World Series of Fighting (www.wsof.com) World Lightweight (155 pounds) Champion Justin Gaethje (13-0) weighed in at 154.2 pounds and hard-hitting challenger Luis “Baboon” Palomino (23-9) tipped the scales at 154.7 pounds to make their much-anticipated world championship main event showdown official for WSOF 19 at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. tomorrow, Saturday, March ... Read More »

UFC 189 World Championship Tour Quotes – North American Wrap-Up

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Las Vegas – Undisputed UFC® featherweight champion Jose Aldo and challenger Conor McGregor are embarking on a world press tour spanning 10 cities in five countries over the course of 12 days to promote their upcoming world title bout at UFC® 189: ALDO vs. McGREGOR on Saturday, July 11 at MGM Grand Garden Arena to highlight International Fight Week. The ... Read More »

Bellator: Warren vs. Galvao official weights, photos and quotes

THACKERVILLE. Okla. – March 26, 2015 – Fighters took to the scales and successfully hit their targeted weights Thursday afternoon at the WinStar World Casino & Resort, the site of tomorrow’s highly anticipated “Bellator: Warren vs. Galvao” event, which airs LIVE and FREE on Spike at 9 p.m. ET. “Bellator: Warren vs. Galvao” is headlined by a rematch of a ... Read More »

M-1 Challenge 57: Clash of Champions Marcin Tybura vs. Stephan Puetz

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (March 26, 2015) – M-1 Global has announced a special five-round, heavyweight Super Fight on May 2 as unbeaten M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin “Tybur” Tybura takes on M-1 Challenge light heavyweight titlist Stephan “T-800″ Puetz, headlining M-1 Challenge 57: Clash of Champions, in Orenburg, Russia. The historic M-1 Challenge 57 will be streamed live in high ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents World Series of Fighting 19 LIVE this Saturday, March 28 in Canada

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced a live broadcast of World Series of Fighting 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino this Saturday, March 28 at 9 p.m. ET exclusively in Canada. WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino will be headlined by a world lightweight championship showdown between undefeated, reigning kingpin ... Read More »

ONE: VALOR OF CHAMPIONS COMPLETE WITH EIGHT BOUTS

26 March 2015 – Manila, Philippines: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has finalized the fight card for ONE: VALOR OF CHAMPIONS with three additional fights. Top featherweights are set to clash as Shannon Wiratchai takes on Amir Khan. An all-Filipino clash is also set to take place at the event when ... Read More »

Two of MMA’s biggest superstars clash in St. Louis on June 19, at “Bellator: Unfinished Business” with Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 24, 2015) – Their names transcend the sport of MMA. Kimbo. Shamrock. Two of the most recognizable fighters in combat sports – Kimbo Slice and “The World’s Most Dangerous Man,” Ken Shamrock – will now battle in the Bellator cage on Friday, June 19. “Bellator: Unfinished Business” will air Live and Free on Spike TV from ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night™ from Rio de Janeiro Prelims, Pre & Post-Fight Coverage

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Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced extensive live programming for UFC Fight Night™: Maia vs. LaFlare this Saturday, March 21 at Ginasio do Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fight Network will televise the live prelims exclusively in Canada from 8 to 10 p.m. ET. The main ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Hard Knocks Fighting 42 LIVE this Friday, March 20 at 11 p.m. ET

TORONTO | NEW YORK (Mar. 19, 2015) — Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of Hard Knocks Fighting 42 from Calgary, Alberta, Canada’s Century Casino this Friday, March 20 at 11 p.m. ET. Fight Network’s live broadcast will air on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable ... Read More »

RISING STAR AND IRAQ WAR VET EMMANUEL WALO FACES UNDEFEATED “PHOENIX JONES” AT WSOF 20: BRANCH VS. MARKES STAR-STUDDED MMA EVENT

LAS VEGAS (March 19, 2015) – A war hero versus a real-life superhero – both fast-rising stars in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Who do you root for? That is the question that fans will be faced with when Emmanuel Walo (7-2-1) squares off with undefeated Ben Fodor (5-0-1), also known as costumed crime fighter “Phoenix Jones,” in ... Read More »

UFC® APPLAUDS ANTI-PIRACY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

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Las Vegas – UFC® today announced it is cooperating with law enforcement officials from the City of London Police and its Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) regarding an investigation into the illegal distribution of UFC programming. On March 18, the PIPCU executed a warrant to search and seize computers and property suspected of being used for criminal activity. A ... Read More »

Ramazan Emeev talks about Apr. 10 rematch with M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Vyacheslav Vasilevsky at M-1 Challenge 56 in Moscow

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Mar. 17, 2015) – Former M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Ramazan Emeev is training for his rematch with reigning titlist Vyacheslav Vasilevsky, April 10 headlining M-1 Challenge 56 in Moscow, Russia. Another much anticipated title fight rematch between M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Ivan “Buki” Buchinger (26-2-0, 10 KO/TKO, 7 SUB) and challenger Tural Ragimov (11-3-0, 2 KO/TKO)will be ... Read More »

Bellator MMA signs Liam McGeary to a multi-year, multi-fight contract extension

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 16, 2015) – Less than a month after making history becoming the first-ever British World Champion in a major MMA organization, Liam McGeary (10-0) has signed a multi-fight, multi-year contract extension with Bellator MMA. Born in England, but now living in the Bronx, NY where he trains with Renzo Gracie, Liam McGeary set a promotional record ... Read More »

Hawn, Felix victorious at CES MMA XXVIII

LINCOLN, R.I. (March 13th, 2015) – Efficient and tactical in his approach, 14-time Bellator vet Rick Hawn performed with surgeon-like precision Friday in the main event of “CES MMA XXVIII” at Twin River Casino while fan-favorite Luis Felix stole the show. Hawn (20-4) boxed circles around challenger Derek Loffer (9-3) to earn a lopsided, 30-27, unanimous decision on all three ... Read More »

ADRIANO MORAES DEFEATS RIKU SHIBUYA TO RETAIN ONE FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

13 March 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Championship™ (ONE), kicked off 2015 with a spectacular show at the Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Fans were treated to another night of world-class mixed martial arts action with ONE: AGE OF CHAMPIONS. In the main event, Adriano Moraes defeated ... Read More »

UFC® SIGNS ENERGY DRINK PARTNERSHIP WITH MONSTER ENERGY®

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Las Vegas, Nev. – The UFC® today confirmed a new partnership with Monster Energy®, to be the official energy drink of the UFC. This new exclusive deal – which excludes Brazil – continues UFC’s approach of partnering with industry-leading companies that share the same values and vision to further maximize and expand branding opportunities worldwide. “The UFC® is excited to ... Read More »

Quotes from CES MMA XXVIII weigh-in

(On his departure from Bellator): “I think I got a little complacent with Bellator. Fourteen fights. I was there for four years so, unfortunately, things happen. This is the fight game. I got picked up by Titan right afterward and now have an opportunity to fight for CES. Being a local company, it’s very excited. In a way, it’s kind ... Read More »

WEIGHTS FROM TWIN RIVER

LINCOLN, R.I. (March 12th, 2015) – Listed below are the final weights for all of the participants from “CES MMA XXVIII,” scheduled for Friday, March 13th, 2015, live from Twin River Casino on AXS TV. Doors open at 6 p.m. EST. The first preliminary bout begins at 7 and the televised main card begins at 9. RICK HAWN Dracut, Mass. ... Read More »

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING SIGNS COSTUMED CRIME FIGHTER AND UNDEFEATED MMA STAR PHOENIX JONES

LAS VEGAS (March 12, 2015) –World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) has signed costumed crime fighter and undefeated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) star Phoenix Jones aka Ben “Flattop” Fodor, who was the subject of a recent, in-depth feature story on ESPN SportsCenter, to a multi-fight contract. The 26-year-old Fodor (5-0-1), who has gained widespread attention for his exploits as a superhero-like ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents ONE Championship 25, Enfusion 25 & UFC 185 Pre-Show LIVE this Weekend

TORONTO | NEW YORK (March 12, 2015) – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents the return of ONE Championship live this Friday, March 13 at 8 a.m. ET, as ONE Championship: Age of Champions emanates from Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Airing live exclusively in Canada, the main event ... Read More »

Bellator MMA continues to grow women’s featherweight roster with Roberta “Crusher” Paim, Alexis “Sneaky Zebra” Dufresne and Iony Razafiarison

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 12, 2015) – Bellator MMA remains committed to developing the top women’s featherweight division in mixed martial arts, and the latest additions to the company’s roster include Roberta “Crusher” Paim (4-0), Alexis “Sneaky Zebra” Dufresne (5-2) and Iony Razafiarison (2-0). Debut dates and opponents will be announced for all three fighters in the near future. Paim, ... Read More »

ONE: AGE OF CHAMPIONS OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS

12 March 2015 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: ONE Championship™ (ONE) announced today that all mixed martial artists competing have made weight and are ready for ONE: AGE OF CHAMPIONS. The event takes place on Friday evening, 13 March at Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The card is headlined by Adriano Moraes who puts his ONE Flyweight World Championship on ... Read More »

Heavyweights! Johnson vs. Volkov round out “Bellator: Brooks vs. Jansen” main card in Irvine, CA on April 10

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 11, 2015) – The star-studded 13-bout lineup for “Bellator MMA: Brooks vs. Jansen” is now complete with the addition of a main-card heavyweight slugfest of Alexander “Drago” Volkov (24-4) vs. Tony Johnson (8-2) and six new preliminary matchups, including featherweights Fabricio Guerreiro (20-3) vs. John “Macapa” Teixeira (17-1-2). Additional new preliminary contests added to the lineup ... Read More »

Injury delays Eduardo Dantas vs. Mike Richman at “Bellator MMA: Warren vs. Galvao

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 10, 2015) – A Mike Richman injury has delayed a highly anticipated bantamweight matchup with former Bellator MMA World Champion Eduardo Dantas at this month’s “Bellator MMA: Warren vs. Galvao” event. However, Bellator MMA officials have promoted a previously announced gem from the preliminary card, as a 135-pound contest between L.C. Davis (22-6) vs. Hideo Tokoro ... Read More »

WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino Fight Card Complete with 12 Bouts

LAS VEGAS (March 9, 2015) – The complete 12-bout lineup for the highly-anticipated World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. on Saturday, March 28 is complete with the addition of 7 new, live NBCSports.com-streamed preliminary bouts, including two lightweight (155 pounds) contests – Lucas Montoya (8-3) vs. Raymond Pina (4-1), and ... Read More »