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M-1 Challenge 59: Battle of Nomads 5 Kharitonov stops Garner in 1st round

ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN (July 4, 2015) – For the second time in less than eight months, Russian striker Sergei “Paratrooper” Kharitonov defeated former M-1 Challenge champion Kenny Garner in a Heavyweight SuperFight, stopping the dangerous American in the opening round this past Friday night in M-1 Challenge 59: Battle of Nomads 5 main event in Astana, Kazakhstan. Kharitonov (23-5-0, 13 KO/TKO, ... Read More »

Video: UFC 189 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 2

On Episode 2 of UFC 189 Embedded, the featherweight headliners are firing on all cylinders as title contenders Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes exchange unpleasantries on a national media call. McGregor continues to put in work in front of the camera, while Mendes prepares for the fight alongside his mentor, former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship doubleheader at UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, taking place Saturday, July 11 on Pay-Per-View. Read More »

Fight Network Presents M-1 Challenge 59, RFA 27 LIVE this Friday, July 3

TORONTO (July 2, 2015) — Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a pair of explosive mixed martial arts events this Friday, July 3, beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET with M-1 Challenge 59: Battle of Nomads 5 from Astana, Kazakhstan. Later, at 10 p.m. ET, Resurrection Fighting Alliance returns to primetime ... Read More »

THE CHASE FOR THE BELLATOR MMA HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE HEATS UP WITH THE SIGNING OF TITAN FC CHAMPION CHASE GORMLEY

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 2, 2015) – Bellator MMA is pleased to announce the signing of heavyweight, Chase Gormley (12-4, 1 NC), to an exclusive, multi-fight deal. Gormley’s debut date and opponent will be announced in the near future. The Los Angeles native joins a vast list of recent signings for the Scott Coker-led promotion, names that include: Josh Koscheck, ... Read More »

WSOF 22 Adds Lightweight Bout To Live NBCSN Telecast

LAS VEGAS (July 1, 2015) – World Series of Fighting’s (WSOF.com) blockbuster event on Saturday, Aug. 1 will now feature five contests on the night’s live NBCSN telecast, with the addition of a lightweight (155 pounds) matchup between four-time promotional veteran Jimmy Spicuzza (6-2) and submission ace Islam Mamedov (11-1). The lightweight contest joins the night’s main event showdown between ... Read More »

UFC® SUPERSTARS, UFC HALL OF FAMERS AND LEGENDS CONFIRMED FOR UFC FAN EXPO® DURING 4TH ANNUAL UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK™

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Las Vegas – UFC® is proud to announce its largest-ever roster of UFC superstars, UFC Hall of Famers and legends for UFC Fan Expo®, taking place Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at the Venetian/Palazzo, as part of its 4th Annual UFC International Fight Week™. As the centerpiece of the largest celebration ... Read More »

Plethora of Northeastern Talent Completes “Bellator: Lima vs. Koreshkov” Undercard

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 1, 2015) – Four preliminary bouts featuring prime east coast fighters have been added to complete the full card of “Bellator: Lima vs. Koreshkov,” which takes place July 17 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. The additional bouts include a featherweight faceoff between Waylon Lowe (15-6, 1 NC) and Ryan Quinn (10-5,1 NC), Billy ... Read More »

UFC® AND REEBOK ELEVATE SPORT OF MMA WITH FIRST-EVER UFC FIGHT KIT

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June 30, 2015 (New York City, NY): UFC® and Reebok today unveiled the first-ever UFC Fight Kit. Built for high-performance athleticism, the UFC Fight Kit will be worn by every athlete that steps into the Octagon® and symbolizes UFC’s continuing evolution in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) with a line of apparel developed with fighters, for fighters by ... Read More »

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING RE-SIGNS REIGNING CHAMPIONS DAVID BRANCH, JUSTIN GAETHJE AND MARLON MORAES TO NEW MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENTS

LAS VEGAS (June 29, 2015) –World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced today that it has re-signed three of its decorated, reigning world champions – middleweight (185 pounds) kingpin David Branch, undefeated lightweight (155 pounds) champion Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje and bantamweight (135 pounds) titleholder Marlon Moraes – to new, exclusive, multi-year agreements. “We are thrilled to have these three incredible ... Read More »

OFFICIAL ‘BELLATOR MMA: KONGO VS. VOLKOV’ RESULTS

Mulvane, Kan. (June 26, 2015) – Cheick Kongo (23-10-2) utilized a vast array of elbow strikes to defeat Alexander Volkov (24-6) via unanimous decision in the main event of Bellator MMA: “Kongo vs. Volkov” from Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan., on Friday. The Frenchman was relentless with his takedown attempts and “Drago” was unable to use his length to ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Golden Boy LIVE & Hard Knocks 44 tonight, June 26

TORONTO (June 26, 2015) — Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents another live installment of Golden Boy Promotions’ popular Golden Boy Live! series tonight, Friday, June 26 at 10 p.m. ET, as top local prospects are set to hit the Salinas Storm House in Salinas Calif., with Fairfield standout Alan ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Big Knockout Boxing Live on Saturday, June 27

TORONTO (June 26, 2015) — Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents the third live installment of Big Knockout Boxing this Saturday, June 27 at 10 p.m. ET immediately following a live Canadian broadcast of the UFC Fight Night™: Machida vs. Romero prelims at 8 p.m. ET from Hollywood, Florida. Fight ... Read More »

SAN Nutrition Signs on as Title Sponsor of WSOF

Oxnard, California – June 24, 2015 – SAN Nutrition, with a strong history of supporting elite athletes and sporting events, announced today that it has teamed up on a promising new venture as title sponsor of Las Vegas-based World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com). WSOF is an internationally growing company promoting world championship professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) live events for ... Read More »

WSOF Signs LaRue Burley and Louis “Handgunz” Taylor

LAS VEGAS (June 23, 2015) – World championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced today that it has inked two fast-rising stars – undefeated lightweight (155 pounds) LaRue “The Cannibal” Burley (6-0) and red-hot, middleweight (185 pounds) finisher Louis “Handgunz” Taylor (11-3) – to exclusive, multi-fight agreements. Both fighters’ WSOF debut dates and opponents will ... Read More »

Sergei Kharitonov vs. Kenny Garner Video Review & Preview of rematch

The Heavyweight SuperFight rematch between Russian Sergei “The Paratrooper” Kharitonov (22-5-0) and American Kenny “Deuce” Garner (16-8-0) will headline the July 3rd M-1 Challenge 59: Battle of Nomads 5 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Garner was a replacement for injured Satoshi Ishii this past November 25 against Kharitonov in Beijing. The game Garner dominated the opening round and Kharitonov took the second ... Read More »

¹Bout Time: Four Preliminary Scraps Confirmed for Bellator 140 in Uncasville, Connecticut

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 22, 2015) – Four fresh preliminary bouts will support the welterweight main card showcase of “Bellator MMA: Lima vs. Koreshkov.” Veteran striker Josh “The Dentist” Neer (36-14) faces submission artist Matt Secor (6-2) at welterweight, Blair “The Bull Shark” Tugman (7-5) battles Rodrigo “The Young Lion” Almeida (12-2) at 135 lbs., Ilya Kotau makes his professional ... Read More »

USADA AND UFC® MAKE NEW ANTI-DOPING POLICY PUBLICLY AVAILABLE

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Las Vegas – As announced in early June, as part of UFC®’s Athlete Marketing and Development Program, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will serve as the independent third-party administrator of UFC’s year-round Anti-Doping Policy beginning on July 1, 2015. USADA is universally recognized as the premier anti-doping agency, whose sole mission is to protect the rights of clean athletes ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night Berlin Pre-Show, Main Card & 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™: Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne this Saturday, June 20 from 02 World in Berlin, Germany, marking the organization’s fourth trip to Germany and the first-ever championship fight televised live on Fight Network. Fight Network will air ... Read More »

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES FIRST EVENT IN MYANMAR ON 18 JULY

19 June 2015 – Yangon, Myanmar: Asia’s largest and the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has announced that on 18 July 2015, ONE: KINGDOM OF WARRIORS will take place at the Thuwunna National Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. Fight fans will be treated to a night of world-class mixed martial arts action as ONE: KINGDOM ... Read More »

Bellator: “Unfinished Business” Weigh-In Results

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SAINT LOUIS (June 18, 2015) – After weigh-ins at Scottrade Center on Thursday, Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock will finally settle their “Unfinished Business.” “Bellator MMA: Kimbo vs. Shamrock,” which airs live and free on Spike at 9 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. CT, features a main event between the aforementioned Slice and “The World’s Most Dangerous Man.” The fight ... Read More »

WSOF ‘UNSTOPPABLE’ RETURNS TO NBC ON SATURDAY, JULY 11

LAS VEGAS (June 17, 2014) –World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) will return to NBC with an all-new installment of its action-packed ‘Unstoppable’ program showcasing the best, recent world championship action from the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion, on Saturday, July 11, beginning at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT. MMA legends Bas Rutten and Renzo Gracie, and veteran NBCSN announcer Todd ... Read More »

UFC FIGHT PASS® REACHES EXCLUSIVE, LONG-TERM AGREEMENT WITH TITAN FC

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Las Vegas –UFC FIGHT PASS® continues to acquire great mixed martial arts content from around the world. Today, UFC Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik announced the UFC’s digital streaming service has reached an exclusive agreement to live stream all of Titan FC’s events. Zelaznik said: “Titan FC puts on great events and we’re happy to make Titan fights available live ... Read More »

TENNESSEE FOOTBALL ALUM OVINCE SAINT PREUX HEADLINES UFC® RETURN TO NASHVILLE AGAINST GLOVER TEIXEIRA

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Las Vegas – The Octagon® will touch down in Tennessee for the fourth time on Saturday, August 8 with a battle of top-10 light heavyweights when fifth-ranked Glover Teixeira collides with former University of Tennessee football player, No. 6 Ovince Saint Preux. UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: TEIXEIRA vs. SAINT PREUX marks the promotion’s third trip to Nashville and first since January ... Read More »

Steele stuns O’Neil to capture welterweight title

LINCOLN, R.I. (June 12th, 2015) – Cincinnati’s Dominique Steele captured the CES MMA welterweight title Friday, defeating incumbent champion Chuck O’Neil by unanimous decision in the five-round main event of “CES MMA XXIX” on AXS TV live from Twin River Casino. Steele (13-5) overwhelmed the East Bridgewater, Mass., native, clinching, grabbing and scoring key takedowns en route to a 48-47, ... Read More »