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Maro Perak to make light heavyweight debut Against Rashid Yusupov in M-1 Challenge 57

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Apr. 16, 2015) – Another exciting match has been announced for the May 2nd M-1 Challenge 57: Battle in the Heart of the Continent, in Orenburg, Russia as veteran heavyweight Maro “Mean Machine” Perak drops down one weight class to fight Russian light heavyweight Rashid Yusupov. The historic M-1 Challenge 57: Battle in the Heart of the ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Global Fighting Championship 3 LIVE Tomorrow, Friday, April 17 at 11 a.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 Global Fighting Championship 3 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates this Friday, April 17 at 11 a.m. ET, headlined by an explosive kickboxing showdown pitting Dutch-Turkish legend Gokhan Saki against Romanian veteran Sebastian Ciobanu. Fight Network’s live broadcast will ... Read More »

“Bellator MMA: Halsey vs. Grove” finalizes action-packed 13-fight lineup with additions of A.J. Jenkins vs. Arlene Blencowe, Shawn Bunch vs. Rolando Perez and John Yoo vs. Albert Morales

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 16, 2015) – A thrilling 13-bout lineup for May’s “Bellator MMA: Halsey vs. Grove” is now complete with the addition of women’s featherweights A.J. Jenkins (17-5) vs. Arlene “Angerfist” Blencowe (5-4), bantamweights Shawn “Bunch the Great” Bunch (3-1) vs. Rolando Perez (7-4) and John Yoo (0-0) vs. Albert “The Warrior” Morales (1-0) to the evening’s preliminary ... Read More »

“Bellator MMA: Halsey vs. Grove” adds top bantamweights Darrion “The Wolf” Caldwell vs. Rafael “Morcego” Silva to evening’s Spike-televised main card

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 15, 2015) – A four-fight Spike-broadcast main card for May’s “Bellator MMA: Halsey vs. Grove” has received another thrilling contest, as undefeated bantamweight prospect Darrion “The Wolf” Caldwell (6-0) takes on Rafael “Morcego” Silva (22-4). The new addition finalizes the four-bout main card for “Bellator MMA: Halsey vs. Grove,” which includes undefeated Bellator MMA World Middleweight ... Read More »

No. 6 Light Heavyweight in the World Phil Davis joins Bellator MMA

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 15, 2015) – Bellator MMA is pleased to announce the signing of the sixth* ranked Light Heavyweight in the world, Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (13-3, 1 NC), to an exclusive, multi-fight deal. “I can’t wait to be fighting in Bellator and wreck shop on everyone,” said Davis. “I am the absolute best and most dominant grappler ... Read More »

A “fury” of a featherweight addition to the Bellator roster

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 14, 2015) – Bellator MMA officials are proud to announce the addition of exciting Brazilian featherweight prospect Gleristone “Toninho Furia” Santos (27-4), who has signed an exclusive, multi-fight deal. Santos’s debut date and opponent will be announced in the near future. Long considered one of Brazil’s top prospects, the 26-year-old Santos debuted in 2005, when he ... Read More »

“Bellator: Unfinished Business” gets a monster rematch with heavyweights James “The Colossus” Thompson vs. Bobby “The Dominator” Lashley

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 13, 2015) – The most-watched MMA fight of all time was between Kimbo Slice and James Thompson, and on June 19, both men will be competing against different opponents at “Bellator: Unfinished Business” at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo. Former WWE superstar Bobby “The Dominator” Lashley looks to avenge a 2012 split decision loss ... Read More »

WILL BROOKS RETAINS TITLE IN A STATEMENT 5-ROUND VICTORY

IRVINE, Calif. (April 10, 2015) – An energetic Southern Californian crowd was on hand tonight at the Bren Event Center enjoying a spectacular night of fights at Bellator 136. With celebrities and MMA legends the likes of Tommy Lasorda, Charlie Hough, Jermaine Dye, Tito Ortiz, Ken Shamrock, Don Frye and Frank Shamrock cageside, the Scott Coker-led promotion emphatically returned to ... Read More »

Emeev defeats Vasilevsky to recapture M-1 Challenge middleweight title

MOSCOW (April 11, 2015) – Former M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Ramasan Emeev (12-3-0) recaptured the coveted title from defending champion Vyacheslav Vasilevsky (26-3-0) in last night’s M-1 Challenge 56 main event in Moscow, Russia. Emeev used a perfectly executed rear-naked choke to defeat Vasilevsky by submission at the 1:47 mark of the first round. Vasilevsky had taken title belt from ... Read More »

FIVE BOUTS ADDED TO ONE: WARRIOR’S QUEST

10 April 2015 – Singapore: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has added five additional bouts to ONE: WARRIOR’S QUEST, the blockbuster event set to take place on 22 May at the state-of-the-art Singapore Indoor Stadium. After notching one of the best knockouts of 2014 in his ONE Championship debut, Timofey Nastyukhin ... Read More »

JESSE MCELLIGOTT REPLACES RONNY MARKES IN NEW WSOF 20 MAIN EVENT

LAS VEGAS (April 9, 2015) – A case of dehydration has rendered Ronny Markes ineligible to compete in the WSOF 20 light heavyweight main event against fellow superstar David Branch tomorrow, Friday, April 10. Jesse McElligott (5-1), originally slated for action on the WSOF 20 preliminary card, will step up to face Branch (15-3) in the main event. The 24-year-old ... Read More »

“Bellator MMA: Halsey vs. Grove” preliminary card takes shape with Jesse Juarez vs. Ricky Rainey, Joe Taimanglo vs. Antonio Duarte, and Jordan Parsons-Julio Cesar Neves Jr.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 9, 2015) – A talent-laden preliminary card for May’s “Bellator MMA: Halsey vs. Grove” event is starting to take shape with the addition of welterweights Jesse Juarez (22-9) vs. Ricky “The Sniper” Rainey (10-3), bantamweights Joe “The Juggernaut” Taimanglo (20-6-1) vs. Antonio “Tigre” Duarte (18-5) and featherweight Jordan “Pretty Boy” Parsons (10-1) vs. Julio Cesar “Morceguinho” ... Read More »

“BELLATOR: BROOKS vs. JANSEN” OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS FOR FRIDAY NIGHTS FIGHT ON SPIKE

IRVINE. Calif. – April 9, 2015 – 25 of the 26 fighters competing on Friday’s “Bellator: Brooks vs. Jansen” took to the scales and successfully hit their targeted weights Thursday afternoon at the Radisson Hotel in Newport Beach, Calif. The stacked MMA card emanates from the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif., tomorrow, airing LIVE and FREE on Spike at ... Read More »

BELLATOR MMA ANNOUNCES RETURN TO KANSAS STAR ARENA ON JUNE 26 WITH TWO FEATURED BOUTS IN DAVE RICKELS vs. JOHN ALESSIO & PAT CURRAN vs. GOITI YAMAUCHI

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 8, 2015) Bellator MMA has announced plans for a summer return to the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan., on June 26 for an event currently titled “Bellator 139.” The first two fights confirmed to take place on the “Bellator 139” main card have been announced with Kansas’ own David “The Caveman” Rickels (16-3) taking on ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 Main Card, 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™: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2 this Saturday, April 11 from Krakow Arena in Krakow, Poland. Fight Network will televise the live main card exclusively in Canada from 3 to 5 p.m. ET. In the ... Read More »

UFC® RETURNS TO NEW ORLEANS

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Las Vegas – UFC® returns to the Bayou State with a light heavyweight showdown between Lafayette’s Daniel Cormier and fifth-ranked Ryan Bader on Saturday, June 6 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans. This marks the first UFC event in New Orleans since 2011. Born and raised in the heart of Cajun Country, third-ranked UFC light heavyweight Cormier (15-1, fighting ... Read More »

UFC® PARTNERS WITH INTERNATIONAL MIXED MARTIAL ARTS FEDERATION TO SUPPORT THE GLOBAL GROWTH OF AMATEUR MMA

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Las Vegas – UFC® today announced a partnership with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) in a move to champion the growth of safe, clean mixed martial arts (MMA) at the amateur level. UFC® will work closely with the IMMAF and provide vital financial and administrative backing, while also leveraging the vast global platform the UFC has built for ... Read More »

MELVIN GUILLARD PULLED FROM WSOF 20, OZZY DUGULUBGOV NOW FACES LUCAS MONTOYA

LAS VEGAS (April 6, 2015) – World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced today that it has withdrawn Melvin Guillard from his scheduled, live NBCSN televised lightweight (155 pounds) co-main event matchup with Ozzy Dugulubgov, and replaced Guillard with streaking finisher Lucas Montoya, who was originally slated for preliminary card action at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. on Friday, April ... Read More »

ANTI-DOPING EXPERT JEFF NOVITZKY JOINS UFC® AS VICE PRESIDENT OF ATHLETE HEALTH AND PERFORMANCE

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Las Vegas – In a further commitment to the health and safety of its athletes, UFC® announced today the hiring of Jeff Novitzky as Vice President of Athlete Health and Performance. Novitzky will spearhead the development of the organization’s clean initiative education program designed to ensure that every athlete competes with natural ability on an even playing field. A federal ... Read More »

MMA LEGEND RENZO GRACIE TO CALL THE ACTION CAGESIDE AT WSOF 20: BRANCH VS. MARKES

LAS VEGAS (April 6, 2015) – Legendary Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) superstar and trainer Renzo Gracie will serve as a special guest color commentator alongside veteran play-by-play announcer Todd Harris, for the live NBCSN telecast of the star-studded WSOF 20: Branch vs. Markes event at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. on Friday, April 10. “It is an honor to ... Read More »

Brokenshire returns to main event for Super Fight League 40 America

Tacoma, Washington (April 6th 2015) – Brian Halquist Productions and CageSport MMA are proud to welcome back Super Fight League, Asia’s largest MMA organization for their fourth show stateside. Super Fight League 40 America will go live from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday, April 25th at 7:00PM. Headlining this explosive night of fights will be talented ... Read More »

Updated “Bellator: Brooks vs. Jansen” lineup complete with 13 fights; new contest pitting Jay Bogan against Justin Governale added

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 1, 2015) – The star-studded 13-bout lineup for “Bellator MMA: Brooks vs. Jansen” has been updated with the addition of a featherweight preliminary contest between Jay Bogan (6-4) vs. Justin Governale (3-2). In addition, Chris Herrera (4-2) replaces Ben Jones against Luc Bondole (4-1-1). “Bellator: Brooks vs. Jansen” takes place on Friday, April 10, at Bren ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night™ from Fairfax 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™: Mendes vs. Lamas this Saturday, April 4 from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. Fight Network will televise the live prelims exclusively in Canada from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. The main card ... Read More »

M-1 Challenge 57: Clash of Champions Undefeated Maxim Divnich faces Frenchman Mansour ‘Tarzan’ Barnaoui

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Apr. 2, 2015) – An intriguing match-up of contrasting styles has been added to the May 2nd M-1 Challenge 57: Clash of Champions, in Orenburg, Russia as undefeated M-1 Challenge lightweight champion Maxim Divnich makes his first title defense against BAMMA & 100% Fights champion Mansour “Tarzan” Barnaoui. The historic M-1 Challenge 57: Clash of Champions will ... Read More »

“Bellator MMA: Unfinished Business” adds championship co-headliner with Bellator MMA Featherweight Champion Patricio Pitbull vs. Georgi Karakhanyan

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 1, 2015) – Bellator MMA Featherweight World Champion Patricio Pitbull (23-2), the hard-hitting Brazilian who believes he’s the best 145-pounder on the planet, returns to action on Friday, June 19, when he puts his belt on the line against dynamic contender and five-time Bellator MMA veteran Georgi “Insane” Karakhanyan (24-4-1). The championship bout serves as the ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Enfusion 26 LIVE this Saturday, April 4 at 3 p.m. ET

TORONTO | NEW YORK (April 1, 2015) — Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents the latest edition of Enfusion Live this Saturday, April 4 at 3 p.m. ET, as the 26th installment of the kickboxing series features a -60 kg world championship showdown pitting Surinamese Reda Narain against Dutchman Tommy ... Read More »