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Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night™ from Broomfield 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™: Henderson vs. Thatch this Saturday, Feb. 14 at 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colo. Fight Network will televise the live prelims exclusively in Canada from 8 to 10 p.m. ET. The main card is ... Read More »

UFC® MAKES IT DEBUT IN MANILA AS FEATHERWEIGHT CONTENDERS FRANKIE EDGAR AND URIJAH FABER HEADLINE HISTORIC EVENT ON MAY 16

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Singapore – The UFC® makes its much anticipated live event debut in Manila when it brings the Octagon® to the Mall of Arena Asia on Saturday, May 16. The main event will see former lightweight champion and current No. 1 ranked featherweight mixed martial artist Frankie “The Answer” Edgar face fellow American Urijah “The California Kid” Faber in a five-round ... Read More »

MILLER LITE NAMED THE OFFICIAL TITLE SPONSOR FOR BELLATOR MMA

New York, NY, February 10, 2015 – Miller Lite has been named the official title sponsor for Bellator MMA events in 2015, marking the first-ever title sponsorship for the emerging MMA brand. The partnership will debut with Bellator 134: The British Invasion on Friday, February 27 from the Mohegan Sun Arena, in Uncasville, CT. “We are thrilled to partner with ... Read More »

UFC® RETURNS TO MONTREAL WITH TWO CHAMPIONSHIP BELTS ON THE LINE

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Toronto, Canada – The UFC® announced an updated fight card and released ticket prices for UFC® 186: DILLASHAW vs. BARAO II at the Bell Centre on Saturday, April 25. The organization will be returning to Montreal with two championship title fights including the highly anticipated re-match between the world’s No.9-ranked pound-for-pound mixed martial artist, UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw (12-2, ... Read More »

RODRIGO “BIG NOG” NOGUEIRA NAMED NEW COACH OF THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® BRAZIL 4

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Las Vegas – The UFC® announced today that Brazilian legend Rodrigo “Big Nog” Nogueira will join the cast of The Ultimate Fighter® Brazil 4, the organization’s signature television reality series, as coach following the departure of UFC middleweight Anderson Silva. The Nevada State Athletic Commission, which regulates The Ultimate Fighter series’ exhibition fights filmed in Las Vegas, requested that Silva ... Read More »

UFC® RETURNS TO FAIRFAX SATURDAY, APRIL 4 AT THE PATRIOT CENTER

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Las Vegas – The UFC® returns to Fairfax, Va. on Saturday, April 4, as the featherweight division’s No. 1 contender Chad Mendes goes to head-to-head with fourth-ranked Ricardo Lamas in the five-round main event at the Patriot Center. Having both gone the distance in title bouts against champion Jose Aldo, these battle-tested 145ers will light up the Octagon® when UFC ... Read More »

Vasilevsky vs Emeev II middleweight title fight to headline Apr 10th M-1 Challenge 56 in Moscow

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Feb. 9, 2015) – M-1 Global has announced a much-anticipated rematch between M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Vyacheslav Vasilevsky and challenger Ramasan Emeev to headline M-1 Challenge 56, Friday, April 10 in Moscow, Russia. In the original showdown between these two tough middleweights, Vasilevsky took the coveted title belt from Emeev this past September 7 in St. Petersburg ... Read More »

TICKETS FOR WSOF 19: GAETHJE VS. PALOMINO GO ON SALE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10

LAS VEGAS (February 6, 2015) – The highly-anticipated, live NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) televised WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event headlined by a lightweight (155 pounds) title fight and featuring the first stage of a star-studded, four-man light heavyweight (205 pounds) tournament will head to the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. on Saturday, March ... Read More »

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP™ SIGNS EIGHT MIXED MARTIAL ARTISTS: MARK STRIEGL, KUAT KHAMITOV, MARCOS RATINHO, RIKU SHIBUYA, DAE RYEONG KIM, JORDAN LUCAS, CHRISTIAN UFLACKER AND RAJINDER SINGH MEENA ADDED TO ROSTER

6 February 2015– Singapore: ONE Championship™, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, bolstered its ranks with the signing of eight international mixed martial arts champions to its roster. Mark Striegl, Kuat Khamitov, Marcos Ratinho, Riku Shibuya, Dae Ryeong Kim, Jordan Lucas, Christian Uflacker and Rajinder Singh Meena have been added to the burgeoning ONE Championship™ ... Read More »

Bellator’s British Invasion event adds seven preliminary contests, including Butler vs. Diekmann, Juarez vs. Ward, Butcher vs. McCrory

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (February 4, 2015) – Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Champion Emanuel “The Hardcore Kid” Newton (25-7) puts his title on the line against undefeated Englishman Liam McGeary (9-0) in the main event of “Bellator MMA: British Invasion” on Feb. 27, and with a five-fight Spike TV-televised main card already in place, the night’s six-fight Spike.com-streamed preliminary card is ... Read More »

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP™ ADDS SIX BOUTS TO ONE FC: AGE OF CHAMPIONS

5 February 2015– Singapore: ONE Championship™, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, presented by Tune Talk, has added six additional bouts to ONE FC: AGE OF CHAMPIONS. The Malaysian Warrior Superfights will feature Malaysian lightweight Peter Davis as he takes on Indian MMA veteran Rajinder Singh Meena and Malaysian fan favorite Ann Osman as she ... Read More »

Bellator MMA Lightweight World Champion Will Brooks meets Dave Jansen on April 10 at Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif.

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (February 4, 2015) – Bellator MMA Lightweight World Champion “Ill” Will Brooks (15-1) returns to action on April 10, when he faces top contender Dave “The Fugitive” Jansen (20-2) at Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif on April 10. The two men compete in the headlining bout of the newly announced “Bellator: Brooks vs. Jansen” event, which ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents RFA 23: Murphy vs. Ware LIVE this Friday, Feb. 6 at 10 p.m. ET

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents another stacked card from Resurrection Fighting Alliance as the promotion heads back to southern Calfornia for RFA 23: Murphy vs. Ware at The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. The entire main card will be televised ... Read More »

#9 Ranked Gabrielle Holloway replaces injured Talita Nogueira to face Julia Budd at “Bellator: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (February 3, 2015) – Injury has forced Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Talita Nogueira (6-0) to withdraw from next week’s “Bellator MMA: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko.” However, 24-year-old Zamora Boxing product Gabrielle “Gabanator” Holloway (4-1) has agreed to step in on short notice and will now face Julia Budd (6-2). A Virginia native, Holloway fought most recently in January, picking ... Read More »

WSOF 18: Moraes vs. Hill Lineup Complete with Nine Bouts, Four Fights on NBCSN

LAS VEGAS (February 3, 2015) – With five new streamed matchups set, the full nine-bout lineup is now complete for WSOF 18: Moraes vs. Hill at Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Thursday, Feb. 12. The new additions include welterweights Andrew “Andrewconda” McInnes (5-1) vs. Cody “AK Kid” McKenzie (15-6), welterweights Mark “Sweet Dreams” Drummond (6-2) vs. Spencer ... Read More »

“Bellator: Warren vs. Galvao” adds Francis Carmont vs. Guilherme Viana, Dakota Cochrane vs. Ryan Couture for March 27 event in Oklahoma

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (February 3, 2015) – Bellator MMA’s return to WinStar World Casino has received two additional high-level matchups with Francis “Limitless” Carmont (22-10) meeting Guilherme Viana (6-1) in a light heavyweight affair and Dakota Cochrane (18-7) facing Ryan Couture (9-3) at lightweight. The two new contests join the main card of “Bellator: Warren vs. Galvao,” which takes place ... Read More »

UFC® TEAMS WITH WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION RONDA ROUSEY TO CREATE NEW WALKOUT T-SHIRT

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Las Vegas, Nevada – The UFC®, along with UFC women’s bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, are happy to announce they have selected a winner for the Ronda Rousey Walkout T-Shirt Design Contest. In October 2014, the UFC called upon all fans, artists and designers to show off their creativity by submitting an original design to be worn by Rousey during ... Read More »

O’Neil, Lane defend titles at CES MMA XXVI

LINCOLN, R.I. (Jan. 30th, 2015) – Ultimate Fighter alums Chuck “Cold Steel” O’Neil and Julian “Nitrane” Lane defended their respective CES MMA titles Friday night on the main card of “CES MMA XXVII” on AXS TV, each in much different fashion. Lane (9-3-1), the Mansfield, Ohio, native who captured CES MMA’s vacant lightweight belt in August, needed all five rounds ... Read More »

Spicely, Disciullo impress on preliminary card of “CES MMA XXVII” at Twin River Casino

LINCOLN, R.I. (Jan. 30th, 2015) – Peabody, Mass., featherweight Rico Disciullo and Providence, R.I., middleweight Eric Spicely both remained unbeaten Friday with victories on the preliminary card of “CES MMA XXVII” at Twin River Casino. In the most entertaining bout of the preliminaries, Disciullo (4-0) earned a 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 unanimous decision win over newcomer Mak Kelleher (0-1) of Selden, ... Read More »

VIDEO: Knockout! Matthew Frincu Dominates At Rage In The Cage 174

Matt Frincu is a dangerous man, and he proved that in violent fashion back at Rage In The Cage 174, defeating Kirk Washington in under a minute via TKO! Frincu returns to the cage this weekend (Sat. Jan 31, 2015) in the main event of Rage In The Cage 175, live on GFL.tv! With five finishes to his name, you can expect another outstanding battle from Frincu this weekend. Read More »

Video: UFC 183: Anderson Silva’s Greatest Hits

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva goes back in time to talk about some of his biggest moments and historic victories inside the Octagon. He hopes to add another memorable chapter vs. Nick Diaz at UFC 183 Read More »

WEIGHTS FROM TWIN RIVER

LINCOLN, R.I. (Jan. 29th, 2015) – Listed below are the results from the official weigh-in of “CES MMA XXVII,” scheduled for Friday, Jan. 30th, 2015 at Twin River Casino. The participants of both co-main event title bouts, featuring CES MMA lightweight champion Julian Lane of Mansfield, Ohio and challenger Lucas Cruz of Boston and reigning CES MMA welterweight champion Chuck ... Read More »

UFC® AND SM LIFESTYLE ENTERTAINMENT INC. ANNOUNCE UFC FIGHT NIGHT MANILA, MAY 16 2015

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Singapore – The UFC® today announced their inaugural, and much anticipated UFC Fight Night Manila event in partnership with SM Lifestyle Entertainment inc. The first UFC event in Asia of 2015 will take place in Manila on the 16th May 2015 at the city’s destination venue, SM Mall of Asia Arena. Executive Vice President and General Manager, UFC Asia, Ken ... Read More »

ONE FC: AGE OF CHAMPIONS SET FOR KUALA LUMPUR ON 13 MARCH, MAIN EVENT SET TO FEATURE ONE FC FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT

28 January 2015 – Singapore: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC), has announced its return to Kuala Lumpur with another blockbuster event. ONE FC: AGE OF CHAMPIONS is set to take place on 13 March at the iconic Stadium Putra. The main event will feature a ONE FC Flyweight World ... Read More »

Paiva hopes to build off a successful 2014 with a win Friday in his network TV debut

LINCOLN, R.I. (Jan. 27th, 2015) — The trophy was a nice touch. The glowing recommendation from his father meant even more. After switching trainers in 2014, helping him win both of his fights and earn the award for New England’s Most Improved Fighter, featherweight Dinis Paiva enters the next chapter of his career Friday night with another key addition to ... Read More »

CES MMA returns to national spotlight Jan. 30

LINCOLN, R.I. (Jan. 22nd, 2015) — The Chuck O’Neil preparing to enter the cage next Friday is a smarter, savvier version of the raw talent who first stepped foot inside the hexagon eight years ago. “I’d just fight and say, ‘Screw this guy. I’m going to punch him in the face,'” O’Neil said. “That was my logic behind fights.” Nearly ... Read More »

Brokenshire to Face Rival Erosa for 145lb. Championship at Super Fight League America 3

Tacoma, Washington (January 22nd, 2015) Brian Halquist Productions and CageSport MMA are proud to announce Super Fight League America 3, live from the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Washington on Saturday, February 21st 2015 at 7:00pm. Coming off one of the most talked about shows the northwest has seen in years, Super Fight League America 3 promises fans another thrilling ... Read More »

Bellator’s British Invasion has a new king – King Mo Lawal takes on Cheick Kongo Feb. 27

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (January 21, 2015) – Injury has forced the delay of a heavily anticipated matchup between Bobby Lashley (12-2) and James Thompson (20-14) but Bellator MMA officials have announced a blockbuster fight to replace it in Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (14-4) vs. Cheick Kongo (22-9-2). Also Andre Santos (37-9) has stepped in for the injured welterweight champion Douglas ... Read More »

M-1 Challenge 55 card getting stacked Fioravanti vs. Kudukhashvili & Vitruk vs. Coga added

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Jan. 21, 2015) – M-1 Global’s 2015 season-opening event, M-1 Challenge 55: Guram Gugenishvili Memorial Show, is gradually developing into an exciting, stacked event on February 21 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The latest fights to be added to M-1 Challenge 55, dedicated to the memory of the first M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion, Guran Gugenishvili, is an intriguing middleweight ... Read More »

THE UFC® RETURNS TO DALLAS ON MARCH 14 WITH TWO TITLE FIGHTS AS PETTIS MEETS DOS ANJOS AND ESPARZA TAKES ON JEDRZEJCZYK AT UFC® 185

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Two world titles are on the line when the UFC® returns to the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday, March 14 as lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis defends his title for the second time when he meets No. 1 contender Rafael dos Anjos and newly-crowned women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza makes her first title defense ... Read More »