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BARRY PINCUS JOINS WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICIER (CFO)

LAS VEGAS (Sept. 3, 2015) – World championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced today the addition of Barry Pincus as its’ Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Pincus brings with him over 20 years of experience serving as a Senior Executive/CFO of major sports and entertainment brands including IMG Artists, the New York Yankees and ... Read More »

CHAEL SONNEN JOINS WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING AS COLOR COMMENTATOR FOR LIVE NBCSN TELECASTS

LAS VEGAS (September 1, 2015) –Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) superstar Chael Sonnen has signed on with World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) as a color commentator for multiple events, and will call his first action with veteran play-by-play announcer Todd Harris, at the highly-anticipated “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino II” world championship doubleheader mega-event, live on NBCSN from Phoenix, Ariz. on ... Read More »

SUPER SEPTEMBER STREAM-A-THON POWERED BY RONDA

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Las Vegas –UFC FIGHT PASS® will be “Powered by Ronda” throughout September – kicking off with a comprehensive collection of every Ronda Rousey title fight, two sets of live UFC FIGHT PASS Prelims, four exclusive mixed martial arts (MMA) events streamed live from three continents and brand new Original Content all premiering throughout September. “September will prove to be the ... Read More »

Harrington to make defense of SFL America Lightweight title

TACOMA, Wash. – Justin “Ruckus” Harrington will make his first defense of the Super Fight League America lightweight title on Saturday, Sept. 26 when he faces Woo “Why So Serious” Johnson in the main event of CageSport MMA presents SFL 44 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. Harrington (7-2) is a two-time CageSport champion and opened his professional career ... Read More »

ANTONIO RODRIGO ‘MINOTAURO’ NOGUEIRA JOINS UFC® BRAZIL AS ATHLETE RELATIONS AMBASSADOR

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Sao Paulo – Mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, known by fans worldwide as “Minotauro,” officially announced his retirement from UFC® competition today. While his fighting days may have come to a close, his work in the MMA community is only beginning as he will serve as an Athlete Relations Ambassador for UFC® Brazil. As part of his ... Read More »

GLORY KICKBOXING BOUT PITTING KERI ANNE TAYLOR-MELENDEZ VS. HADLEY GRIFFITH ADDED TO MAIN CARD OF ‘BELLATOR MMA: DYNAMITE 1’

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (September 1, 2015) – A 120-pound Glory kickboxing bout pitting Ker Anne Taylor-Melendez (2-1) against Hadley “Relentless” Griffith (pro debut) completes the Spike-televised card of “Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1” on September 19 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. For the first time ever, “Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1” will feature both a Bellator MMA cage and a ... Read More »

CAST REVEALED FOR THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: TEAM McGREGOR vs. TEAM FABER

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Las Vegas – Competitors from 11 different countries have been cast for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter® led by UFC® interim featherweight champion and proud Irishman Conor McGregor, opposite former WEC® featherweight champion Urijah “The California Kid” Faber. The premiere episode, debuting on September 9 at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, will showcase 32 fighters competing ... Read More »

BRANDON HALSEY LOOKS TO REGAIN MIDDLEWEIGHT GOLD WHEN HE FACES RAFAEL CARVALHO AT BELLATOR 144

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (September 1, 2015) – Brandon “Bull” Halsey (9-0) will compete for the second time in 2015 when he meets Rafael Carvalho (11-1) for the Bellator MMA middleweight title in the co-main event of “Bellator 144: Galvao vs. Dantas 2” at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on October 23. The contest will serve as the co-main event ... Read More »

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP™ ANNOUNCES NEXT THREE EVENTS IN CHINA

28 August 2015 – SINGAPORE: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has announced its next three events in China. Beijing, Zhengzhou and Chengdu will be in for an amazing night of fights as ONE Championship continues to bring its unique brand of world-class MMA action to fans all across the mainland. CEO of ONE Championship™, ... Read More »

Solid supporting fights added to M-1 Challenge 61 Grecicho vs. Idrisov, Esenbaev vs. Ismagulov

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (August 27, 2015) – Two potentially explosive fights have been added to the M-1 Challenge 61:Battle of Narts event, headlined by M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin Tybura ((12-1, 3 KO/TKO, 5 SUB) defending his title against Ante “The Walking Trouble” Delija (14-2-0, 5 KO/TKO, 7 SUB), September 19 in Ingushetia, Russia In another previously announced M-1 Challenge ... Read More »

COMBATE AMERICAS AND NBC UNIVERSO KICK OFF ALL-NEW MMA FIGHT SERIES “ROAD TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP” LIVE ON THUR., SEPT. 17 FROM LAS VEGAS

NEW YORK – August 26, 2015 – Combate Americas, the first-ever U.S. Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise founded by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) co-creator Campbell McLaren, and NBC UNIVERSO, the modern sports and entertainment cable channel for Latinos, today announced the kick-off of “Road To The Championship,” an all-new, multi-year MMA fight series that will air live on ... Read More »

NARANTUNGALAG JADAMBAA DEFENDS ONE FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST MARAT GAFUROV AT ONE: ODYSSEY OF CHAMPIONS IN JAKARTA

26 August 2015 – Jakarta: Asia’s largest sports media property and the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just intensified its highly-anticipated return to Jakarta, Indonesia with the announcement of eight exciting new bouts. ONE: ODYSSEY OF CHAMPIONS, which takes place at the Istora Senayan indoor arena on 27 September, will showcase a band ... Read More »

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: VERA VS PARRY SET FOR MANILA

26 August 2015 – Manila: ONE Championship™ (ONE) will return to Manila, Philippines for a grudge match between top-ranked heavyweight contenders Brandon “The Truth” Vera and Chi Lewis “Chopper” Parry at Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena on 11 December 2015, with the winner set to be crowned the inaugural ONE Championship™ Heavyweight World Champion. ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS will play ... Read More »

UFC® TO ‘GO BIG’ WITH NEW SEASONAL CAMPAIGN

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Las Vegas – UFC® will GO BIG on Friday, Sept. 4, with the announcement of its new seasonal campaign, showcasing a series of can’t-miss fights on its upcoming live event schedule. UFC President Dana White will be joined in Las Vegas by many of the top fighters in the world in advance of UFC 191 to preview the upcoming lineup. ... Read More »

Marcin Tybura to defend M-1 Challenge Heavyweight Title Belt vs. Ante Delija

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (August 24, 2015) – M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin Tybura will defend his title September 20 in the rescheduled M-1 Challenge 61 main event against Ante “The Walking Trouble” Delija in Ingushetia, Russia Tybura vs. Delija was originally scheduled to headline M-1 Challenge 61, Sept. 5 in Beijing, China, which was postponed until a date to be ... Read More »

UFC Fight Night 74 Results

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Neil Magny won a 3-round split decision over Erick Silva in a Welterweight bout. Magny won by scores of 30-27 and 29-28 while Silva won a card 29-28/ Magny, 170.5 lbs of Denver, CO is 16-5. Silva, 171 lbs of Brazil is 18-6-1. Patrick Cote stopped Josh Burkman in round three of a thrilling Welterweight bout. The two exchanged huge ... Read More »

Page and Ward set for immediate return to Mohegan Sun on Oct. 23 – Tickets on sale now

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (August 21, 2015) – Tickets are on sale now for Bellator MMA’s return to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on Friday, Oct. 23. “Bellator 144: Galvao vs. Dantas 2” pits two former training partners against one another in a highly anticipated rematch between current bantamweight champion Marcos “Loro” Galvao (17-6-1) and former titlist Eduardo “Dudu” ... Read More »

FORMER FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION PAT CURRAN FACES JUSTIN LAWRENCE AT ‘BELLATOR 145: VENGEANCE’

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (August 20, 2015) – Bellator MMA’s Featherweight Championship will be defended in the main event of “Bellator 145: Vengeance,” but another exciting 145-pound tilt will also emanate from Scottrade Center in Saint Louis on November 6, when former champion Pat “Paddy Mike” Curran (21-7) meets Justin “The American Kid” Lawrence (8-2). The contest will take place during ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night Saskatoon Pre-Show, Prelims & Post-Show

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Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, will air extensive live programming for UFC Fight Night™: Holloway vs. Oliveira this Sunday, August 23 from the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Fight Network will air the live prelims exclusively in Canada from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET. The main ... Read More »

M-1 Challenge 61 pushed back to Sept. 19 and moved to Russia Sultanakhmedov returns vs. Brito

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (August 20, 2015) – M-1 Challenge 61 has been pushed back two weeks to September 19 and moved from Beijing, China to Ingushetia, Russia, promoter M-1 Global has announced. Originally scheduled for Sept.5, the second annual M-1 Challenge show in Beijing was postponed until a date to be determined due to the 70th celebration of China’s victory ... Read More »

BELLATOR MMA SIGNS OLYMPIC WRESTLING CONTENDER TYRELL FORTUNE TO EXCLUSIVE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS CONTRACT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (August 19, 2015) – Bellator MMA is proud to announce the signing of highly sought after wrestling prospect Tyrell Fortune to an exclusive, multi-fight contract. The 25-year-old’s focus is currently set on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, which he will attempt to qualify for during Olympic Trials next April. Regardless of whether or not he does ... Read More »

PROMOTIONAL DEBUT OF EWERTON TEIXEIRA COMPLETES THE MAIN CARD OF ‘BELLATOR 143: WARREN VS. DAVIS,’ WHEN HE FACES VINICIUS QUEIROZ

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (August 19, 2015) — A heavyweight tilt featuring feared striker Ewerton Teixeira (3-0) taking on Vinicius Queiroz (7-3) has been added to the main card of “Bellator 143: Warren vs. Davis” at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas on September 25. Two lightweight tilts will also emanate from The Lone Star State, when Jose Flores (3-0) meets ... Read More »

ETIHAD STADIUM TO HOST HISTORIC UFC EVEN

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Melbourne, Australia – After years of anticipation, Australia’s sporting capital will play host to the biggest combat sports event the country has witnessed, as UFC® 193: LAWLER vs. CONDIT finds a home at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium. In an Australian first, a UFC® championship belt will go on the line in the main event with welterweight champion Robbie Lawler slated to ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents RFA 29: USA vs. Brazil LIVE this Friday, Aug. 21 at 10 p.m. ET

TORONTO (Aug. 19, 2015) — Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of RFA 29: USA vs. Brazil this Friday, August 21 at 10 p.m. ET, pitting top American prospects against top Brazilian prospects with current UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto ... Read More »

GLOBAL PROVING GROUND ANNOUNCES 22ND LIVE MMA EVENT STACKED WITH PHILADELPHIA AREA’S FINEST FIGHTING TALENT ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (August 18, 2015) –Global Proving Ground (GPG) announced today its 22nd live Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event, featuring a collection of the Philadelphia area’s top professional fighting prospects, on Saturday, October 24, live on Go Fight Live (www.GFL.tv), from the promotion’s all-new venue, the GPG Sports Complex, in Mount Laurel, N.J. Tickets for GPG 22, which will be ... Read More »

WSOF 23 PRELIMINARY FIGHT CARD COMPLETE WITH SEVEN BOUTS HIGHLIGHTED BY ISAAC VALLIE-FLAGG, CLIFFORD STARKS AND LEGION OF LOCAL PHOENIX AREA TALENT

LAS VEGAS (August 18, 2015) –World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced today a stacked, seven-bout preliminary card for its “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino II” world championship doubleheader mega-event at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. on Friday, September 18. The preliminary fight card, which will stream live on WSOF.com prior to the five-bout, live NBCSN telecast of the event’s main ... Read More »

THE PROMOTIONAL DEBUT OF JOSH ‘THE REAL PUNK’ THOMSON WILL COME AGAINST MIKE ‘THE GREEK ASSASSIN’ BRONZOULIS AT ‘BELLATOR MMA: DYNAMITE 1’

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (August 17, 2015) – Less than a week after signing with Bellator MMA, Josh Thomson’s (20-8) debut is now set. “The Real Punk” will compete in lightweight action against Mike “The Greek Assassin” Bronzoulis (18-8-1) at “Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1” on September 19 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The bout completes a main card that ... Read More »