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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 »

May date! May date! Dantas – Richman rescheduled as co-main event for May 15

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 31, 2015) – The four-bout main card for May’s “Bellator MMA: Halsey vs. Grove” is now complete with the additions of former Bellator MMA World Champion Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas (16-4) vs. Mike “The Marine” Richman (18-5), light heavyweights Virgil “Rezdog” Zwicker (13-4-1) vs. “Razor” Razak Al-Hassan (12-4) and welterweights Fernando “The Menifee Maniac” Gonzalez (23-13) vs. ... Read More »

ONE: WARRIOR’S QUEST SET TO TAKE PLACE IN SINGAPORE ON MAY 22

31 MARCH 2015 – Singapore: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has announced its return to Singapore with another blockbuster event. ONE: WARRIOR’S QUEST is set to take place on 22 May at the state-of-the-art Singapore Indoor Stadium. ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki will put his title on the line against ... Read More »

MATT HAMILL TAKES ILL, WITHDRAWS FROM WSOF 19 CO-MAIN EVENT BOUT WITH THIAGO SILVA; TEDDY HOLDER STEPS UP TO FACE SILVA

Phoenix, Ariz. (March 28, 2015) – Hours before his scheduled rematch and World Series of Fighting (www.wsof.com) co-main event matchup with Thiago Silva (16-3), wrestling standout Matt “The Hammer” Hamill (11-5) has withdrawn from the bout due to illness. Fast-rising star Teddy Holder (8-1) will take Hamill’s place in the live NBCSN televised matchup against Silva, which also represents the ... Read More »

MARCOS GALVAO CLAIMS BELLATOR BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP WITH SECOND-ROUND SUBMISSION VICTORY OVER FORMER CHAMPION JOE WARREN

HACKERVILLE. Okla. – March 27, 2015 – Joe Warren (12-4) may very well be “The Baddest Man on the Planet,” but Marcos Galvao (17-6-1) is the new Bellator MMA Bantamweight World Champion. In a rematch of a controversial 2011 affair, Galvao earned a verbal submission win after a kneebar forced Warren to scream out in pain. The two met in ... Read More »

WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino Weigh-In Results

Phoenix, Ariz. (March 27, 2015) –Undefeated, reigning World Series of Fighting (www.wsof.com) World Lightweight (155 pounds) Champion Justin Gaethje (13-0) weighed in at 154.2 pounds and hard-hitting challenger Luis “Baboon” Palomino (23-9) tipped the scales at 154.7 pounds to make their much-anticipated world championship main event showdown official for WSOF 19 at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. tomorrow, Saturday, March ... Read More »

UFC 189 World Championship Tour Quotes – North American Wrap-Up

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Las Vegas – Undisputed UFC® featherweight champion Jose Aldo and challenger Conor McGregor are embarking on a world press tour spanning 10 cities in five countries over the course of 12 days to promote their upcoming world title bout at UFC® 189: ALDO vs. McGREGOR on Saturday, July 11 at MGM Grand Garden Arena to highlight International Fight Week. The ... Read More »

Bellator: Warren vs. Galvao official weights, photos and quotes

THACKERVILLE. Okla. – March 26, 2015 – Fighters took to the scales and successfully hit their targeted weights Thursday afternoon at the WinStar World Casino & Resort, the site of tomorrow’s highly anticipated “Bellator: Warren vs. Galvao” event, which airs LIVE and FREE on Spike at 9 p.m. ET. “Bellator: Warren vs. Galvao” is headlined by a rematch of a ... Read More »

M-1 Challenge 57: Clash of Champions Marcin Tybura vs. Stephan Puetz

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (March 26, 2015) – M-1 Global has announced a special five-round, heavyweight Super Fight on May 2 as unbeaten M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin “Tybur” Tybura takes on M-1 Challenge light heavyweight titlist Stephan “T-800″ Puetz, headlining M-1 Challenge 57: Clash of Champions, in Orenburg, Russia. The historic M-1 Challenge 57 will be streamed live in high ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents World Series of Fighting 19 LIVE this Saturday, March 28 in Canada

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced a live broadcast of World Series of Fighting 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino this Saturday, March 28 at 9 p.m. ET exclusively in Canada. WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino will be headlined by a world lightweight championship showdown between undefeated, reigning kingpin ... Read More »

ONE: VALOR OF CHAMPIONS COMPLETE WITH EIGHT BOUTS

26 March 2015 – Manila, Philippines: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has finalized the fight card for ONE: VALOR OF CHAMPIONS with three additional fights. Top featherweights are set to clash as Shannon Wiratchai takes on Amir Khan. An all-Filipino clash is also set to take place at the event when ... Read More »

Two of MMA’s biggest superstars clash in St. Louis on June 19, at “Bellator: Unfinished Business” with Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 24, 2015) – Their names transcend the sport of MMA. Kimbo. Shamrock. Two of the most recognizable fighters in combat sports – Kimbo Slice and “The World’s Most Dangerous Man,” Ken Shamrock – will now battle in the Bellator cage on Friday, June 19. “Bellator: Unfinished Business” will air Live and Free on Spike TV from ... Read More »

UFC® ANNOUNCES GIOVANI DECKER AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF BRAZIL

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Rio de Janeiro – The UFC® today announced the appointment of Giovani Luis Decker as its Senior Vice President and General Manager of Brazil, effective early April 2015. An executive with 23 years of experience, Decker has honed his skills and established himself as a leader throughout his tenure in the footwear and sporting goods industry. He has a proven ... Read More »

Bellator MMA signs wrestling star Bobby Lashley to a long-term contract extension

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 20, 2015) – Bellator MMA announced today that superstar heavyweight Bobby Lashley (12-2) has signed a long-term contract extension with the promotion. Lashley is a perfect 2-0 under the Bellator banner, and 10 of his 12 victories have come by way of stoppage. The 6’3 wrestling standout started training in the sport at age 12, and ... Read More »

UFC® KICKS OFF TICKET SALES FOR UFC® 188 WITH MEDIA DAY IN MEXICO CITY

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Mexico City – After a successful inaugural event sell-out in November 2014, the UFC® heads back to Mexico today to kickoff ticket sales for UFC® 188: VELASQUEZ vs. WERDUM. The highly anticipated rematich is slated for Saturday, June 13 at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City and will finally determine the true heavyweight champion of the world. Cain ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night™ from Rio de Janeiro 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™: Maia vs. LaFlare this Saturday, March 21 at Ginasio do Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fight Network will televise the live prelims exclusively in Canada from 8 to 10 p.m. ET. The main ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Hard Knocks Fighting 42 LIVE this Friday, March 20 at 11 p.m. ET

TORONTO | NEW YORK (Mar. 19, 2015) — 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 42 from Calgary, Alberta, Canada’s Century Casino this Friday, March 20 at 11 p.m. ET. Fight Network’s live broadcast will air on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable ... Read More »

RISING STAR AND IRAQ WAR VET EMMANUEL WALO FACES UNDEFEATED “PHOENIX JONES” AT WSOF 20: BRANCH VS. MARKES STAR-STUDDED MMA EVENT

LAS VEGAS (March 19, 2015) – A war hero versus a real-life superhero – both fast-rising stars in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Who do you root for? That is the question that fans will be faced with when Emmanuel Walo (7-2-1) squares off with undefeated Ben Fodor (5-0-1), also known as costumed crime fighter “Phoenix Jones,” in ... Read More »

UFC® APPLAUDS ANTI-PIRACY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

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Las Vegas – UFC® today announced it is cooperating with law enforcement officials from the City of London Police and its Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) regarding an investigation into the illegal distribution of UFC programming. On March 18, the PIPCU executed a warrant to search and seize computers and property suspected of being used for criminal activity. A ... Read More »