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Fight Network Presents KSW 31, UFC 187 Pre & Post-Fight Coverage & Enfusion Live 29 this Weekend

TORONTO | NEW YORK (May 21, 2015) – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, continues its loaded week of live fights this weekend, building off the momentum of live telecasts of ONE Championship: Warrior’s Quest and Hard Knocks Fighting 43 on Friday, May 21. Poland-based MMA powerhouse KSW returns on Saturday, ... Read More »

ONE: WARRIOR’S QUEST OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS

21 May 2015 – Singapore: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Championship™ (ONE) announced today that the mixed martial artists competing at ONE: WARRIOR’S QUEST have made weight and are ready for all the action which takes place tomorrow evening at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. Reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Hard Knocks Fighting 43 LIVE this Friday, May 22 at 11 p.m. ET

Toronto | New York – 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 43 this Friday, May 22 at 11 p.m. ET from Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Fight Network’s broadcast will air on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable and Armstrong ... Read More »

WSOF Imports Trio of Russian Rising Stars

LAS VEGAS (May 20, 2015) –World championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) has signed three new devastating forces, two of whom have yet to be beaten, to its fast-growing roster of world-class talent. Undefeated Vagab Vagabov (15-0) of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia; unbeaten Magomed “Gladiator” Bibulatov (9-0) of Grozny, Chechnya, Russia; and Magomed “Tiger” Magomedov (10-1) ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents ONE Championship 27: Warrior’s Quest LIVE Friday, May 22 at 8:30 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 ONE Championship: Warrior’s Quest this Friday, May 22 at 8:30 a.m. ET, emanating from Kallang, Singapore’s Singapore Indoor Stadium. Fight Network’s live broadcast will air exclusively in Canada and Turkey. In the main event, ONE lightweight champion Shinya ... Read More »

UFC HALL OF FAME 2015 INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED

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Las Vegas – The first inductees for the new look UFC Hall of Fame have been announced. Jeff Blatnick – a key personality during the UFC’s formative years – and the April 2005 rematch between Matt Hughes and Frank Trigg will be inducted as in this year’s Contributor and Fight categories, respectively. The announcements were made moments ago on UFC ... Read More »

Bellator: Kongo vs. Volkov adds a great featherweight fight

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 18, 2015) – With an incredible four-fight Spike-broadcast main card already locked up for next month’s “Bellator: Kongo vs. Volkov” event, Bellator MMA officials are now turning their attention to the evening’s Spike.com-streamed preliminary lineup. The first preliminary contest booked features featherweight standout Bubba “The Highlight Kid” Jenkins (8-2), as he looks to build his way ... Read More »

LAS VEGAS, HOME OF UFC, HOSTS 4th ANNUAL UFC® INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK – BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER

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Las Vegas – UFC® announced today that The Ultimate Fighter® Finale, originally scheduled for South Florida, will now cap off the 4th annual UFC International Fight Week™ (IFW) in Las Vegas, with the event taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, July 12, the night after the double title fight mega-card UFC 189: ALDO vs. MCGREGOR, in ... Read More »

“Bellator MMA: Kongo vs. Volkov” adds middleweight slugfest pitting Joe Schilling vs. Hisaki Kato, making it the fourth and final main-card matchup

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 18, 2015) – A card loaded with explosive contests has received one more potential slugfest, as middleweight sluggers Joe “Stitch ‘Em Up” Schilling (2-4) and Hisaki Kato (4-1) will clash in the fourth and final main-card matchup of next month’s “Bellator MMA: Kongo vs. Volkov” event which airs live on Spike. Headlined by a heavyweight contest ... Read More »

WSOF Releases Jessica Aguilar

LAS VEGAS (May 18, 2015) –World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) has released women’s world strawweight (115 pounds) champion Jessica “JAG” Aguilar from her remaining contractual obligations that spanned one additional fight with the world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion, so that she can ideally pursue competition where it is strongest in her weight division. “We wish Jessica all the ... Read More »

WSOF 21: Palmer vs. Horodecki Adds Six Prelim Bouts

LAS VEGAS (May 18, 2015) – The lineup for World Series of Fighting’s (WSOF.com) world championship doubleheader on Friday, June 5 continues to come together, and six contests featuring some of Canada’s top up-and-coming fighters, not to mention a Brazilian veteran, traveling to hostile territory, have been booked for the evening’s preliminary card. The new additions include lightweights Stephen “Big ... Read More »

ONE: WARRIOR’S QUEST BRINGS FANS ALL THE ACTION LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW MAY 22 FREE LIVESTREAM OF PRELIMINARY BOUTS ON FACEBOOK

18 May 2015 – Singapore: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has announced that for the first time ever, preliminary bouts will be streamed live on Facebook on 22 May for ONE: WARRIOR’S QUEST which takes place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. After the final preliminary bout, the main card ... Read More »

FORMER UFC® CHAMPION LYOTO MACHIDA AND CUBAN OLYMPIAN YOEL ROMERO TO MEET IN SOUTH FLORIDA ON SATURDAY, JUNE 27

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Las Vegas – Former UFC® light heavyweight champion and current fifth-ranked middleweight contender Lyoto Machida makes a quick return to the Octagon® to meet No. 6 Yoel Romero in the main event of UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: MACHIDA vs. ROMERO on Saturday, June 27 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Machida (22-6, fighting ... Read More »

2015 Asian WMMAA Championships To be held May 22-25 in Tajikistan

NETHERLANDS (May 14, 2015) – The 2015 Asian World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) Championship will be held May 22-25 at Palace of Sports in Khujand, Tajikistan. More than 100 athletes are expected to compete as part of teams consisting of eight members (seven athletes and one coach), representing a diverse group of participating countries including Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, ... Read More »

CES XXIX ANNOUNCED

Before CES MMA Welterweight Champion Chuck “Cold Steel” O’Neil (15-6, 5 KO, 6 Submissions) attempts to defend his 170-pound crown against Dominique Steele (12-5) live on AXS TV on Friday, June 12th from Twin River Casino, CES has put together a stellar undercard for CES MMA XXIX. Tickets are on sale now at CESMMA.com and at the CES and Twin ... Read More »

UFC FIGHT PASS® TO STREAM SHOOTO BRAZIL EVENT EXCLUSIVELY LIVE THIS SUNDAY

Las Vegas – In another great addition to the UFC FIGHT PASS offering, the UFC’s digital streaming service is proud to announce it has reached an agreement with the Shooto Brazil organization, beginning with the exclusively live stream of this Sunday’s Shooto Brazil 54 MMA event. The entire 12-fight card – headlined by the vacant Shooto featherweight title fight between ... Read More »

M-1 Challenge 58: Fernandes vs. Abdulaev June 6 in Russia

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (May 13, 2015) – Brazilian invader Igor “Chatubinha” Fernandes will battle Russian foe Murad “Hunter” Abdulaev on June 6 for the vacant M-1 Challenge welterweight title, headlining M-1 Challenge 58: Battle in the Mountains 4, at Ingushetia, Russia. Fernandes (18-6-0, 2 KO/TKO, 13 SUB), who has won his last six fights, will be making his M-1 debut ... Read More »

BELLATOR MMA SIGNS ONE OF THE MOST DOMINANT COLLEGE WRESTLERS OF ALL-TIME, OLYMPIC CONTENDER ED RUTH

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 11, 2015) – Bellator MMA is proud to announce the signing of one of mixed martial art’s most sought-after prospects, Ed Ruth. A dominant and decorated collegiate wrestler, Ruth joins Bellator MMA with an exclusive, multi-fight deal. The 25-year-old’s focus is currently set on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, where the general consensus is that ... Read More »

“Bellator MMA: Unfinished Business” lineup complete with 14 fights, including the addition of hard-hitting veterans Justin Lawrence, Adam Cella

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 11, 2015) – June’s blockbuster “Bellator MMA: Unfinished Business” event now has a complete lineup of 14 action-packed contests with the addition of Spike.com-streamed matchups of featherweights Justin “The American Kid” Lawrence (7-2) vs. Sean “P-Town” Wilson (34-25), lightweights Eric Irvin (9-3) vs. Hugh Pulley (4-2) and bantamweights A.J. “Let’s Go” Siscoe (0-1) vs. Garrett Mueller ... Read More »

INTERNATIONAL VALE TUDO NOW STREAMING UFC FIGHT PASS LEGENDARY BRAZILIAN PROMOTION ADDED TO THE UFC FIGHT PASS LIBRARY

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The largest MMA fight library just got even bigger – with the addition today of the International Vale Tudo league. The IVC was a Vale Tudo promotion which ran 13 events from 1997 to 1999 in Brazil. While MMA in North America at the time was running towards ever greater regulation, the IVC reveled in its renegade reputation, pitting bare-knuckle ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt Main Card, Pre & Post-Fight Coverage

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™: Miocic vs. Hunt this Saturday, May 9 from Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia. Fight Network will televise the live main card exclusively in Canada from 11 p.m. ET to 1 a.m. ET. In ... Read More »

Veteran knockout artist Benji “The Razor” Radach returns to the cage to face Ben Reiter at “Bellator MMA: Halsey vs. Grove”

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 7, 2015) – One of MMA’s hardest-hitting pioneers will return to action for the first time since 2010, as Benji “The Razor” Radach (21-6) has agreed to replace an injured A.J. Matthews (7-3) in a middleweight preliminary fight against Ben “The Hunter” Reiter (15-0-1). The new addition again finalizes a full nine-bout preliminary card scheduled in ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents RFA vs. LEGACY SUPERFIGHT this Friday, May 8

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents the historic RFA VS. LEGACY SUPERFIGHT event this Friday, May 8 at 11 p.m. ET, presented via one-hour tape delay from Horseshoe Tunica Hotel & Casino in Robinsonville, Miss, immediately following a live edition of IMPACT WRESTLING at 9 p.m. ET. Fight ... Read More »

M-1 Challenge Champions & Upcoming Events

EAVYWEIGHT: Marcin “Tybur” Tybura (12-1-0, 4 KO/TKO, 6 SUB) M-1: 6-1-0, Uniejow, Poland (United Gym) LIGHT HEAVYEWEIGHT: Stephan “T-800″ Puetz (13-1-0, 6 KO/TKO, 4 SUB), M-1: 4-0-0, Munich, Germany (Team MMA Spirit) MIDDLEWEIGHT: Ramasan Emeev (12-3-0, 2 KO/TKO, 6 SUB), M-1: 5-1-0, Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia (Gorets) WELTERWEIGHT: Vacant LIGHTWEIGHT: Mansour “Tarzan” Barnaoui (12-2-0, 4 KO/TKO, 7 SUB), M-1: 2-1-0, Paris, ... Read More »

DEJDAMRONG SOR AMNUAYSIRICHOKE TO FACE ROY DOLIGUEZ FOR INAUGURAL ONE STRAWWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

06 May 2015 – Singapore: ONE Championship™ (ONE) announced that Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke will face Roy Doliguez for the right to be crowned the inaugural ONE Strawweight World Champion at ONE: WARRIOR’S QUEST which takes place 22 May at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. A bout between flyweights Stephen Langdown and A La Teng Hei Li has also been added to ... Read More »

Former Bellator MMA World Featherweight Champion Daniel Straus looks to work his way back to the belt at “Bellator MMA: Unfinished Business” against undefeated challenger Henry Corrales

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 5, 2015) – Former Bellator MMA World Featherweight Champion Daniel Straus (23-6) begins his trek back to a world title when he meets undefeated promotional newcomer and former King of the Cage titlist Henry Corrales (12-0) at June’s blockbuster “Bellator MMA: Unfinished Business” event. The contest serves as the fifth and final Spike TV-broadcast main card ... Read More »

Bellator MMA adds heavyweight sluggers Ewerton Teixeira and Lorenzo Hood

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 4, 2015) – Bellator MMA’s heavyweight division will now play host to a pair of the hardest-hitting heavyweights in the game, as promotion officials are proud to announce the addition of Brazilian K-1 champion Ewerton Teixeira (3-0), as well as Blackzilians slugger Lorenzo “The Samoan Silverback” Hood (9-2). Debut dates and opponents will be announced for ... Read More »