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BELLATOR MMA INKS JOSH THOMSON TO AN EXCLUSIVE, MULTI-FIGHT CONTRACT

SANTA MONICA (August 11, 2015) – Bellator MMA is proud to announce the signing of Josh “The Punk” Thomson (20-8, 1 NC) to an exclusive multi-year, multi-fight contract. At 36-years-young, the former Strikeforce Lightweight World Champion remains one of the top 155-pounders in the sport, having competed in top organizations including UFC and Pride. Residing in San Jose, Calif. and ... Read More »

GLOBAL PROVING GROUND APPOINTS VETERAN SPORTS ATTORNEY TO MATCHMAKER POSITION

PHILADELPHIA, PA. (August 11, 2015) –Global Proving Ground (GPG) announced today that it has appointed seasoned matchmaker and sports entertainment attorney Greg Bloom to the role of matchmaker for the fast-growing Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) franchise. “I am excited to join the rapidly growing Global Proving Ground organization and its team that has been dedicated to promoting some of the ... Read More »

Bellator set for well-Warren-ted return to the Lone Star State

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (August 11, 2015) – Joe Warren’s (12-4) road to reclaim the Bellator MMA Bantamweight Championship will begin on Friday, September 25 against L.C. Davis, (23-6) when the two meet at the promotion’s debut at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. In addition, Joey Beltran (16-11, 1 NC) will face Kendall Grove (21-15, 1 NC) in an explosive ... Read More »

COSTUMED CRUSADER PHOENIX JONES SUITS UP TO FACE ROBERTO YONG AT “WSOF 23: GAETHJE VS. PALOMINO II”

LAS VEGAS (August 11, 2015) – World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) rising star and costumed crime fighter Phoenix Jones (5-1-1) will return to the decagon cage to take on Roberto Yong (2-2) in a 160-pound catchweight contest on the live, NBCSN-televised main card of “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino II” at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. on Friday, Sept. 18. ... Read More »

BELLATOR MMA STANDOUTS PAUL ‘SEMTEX’ DALEY & FERNANDO ‘THE MENIFEE MANIAC’ GONZALEZ TRADE-IN THE 4-OUNCE MMA GLOVES FOR 10-OUNCE GLORY KICKBOXING GLOVES AT ‘BELLATOR MMA: DYNAMITE 1’ SEPTEMBER 19

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (August 10, 2015) – Furthering “Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1” as the premier combat sports event of 2015, Bellator MMA competitors Paul Daley and Fernando Gonzalez will set up shop inside the GLORY kickboxing ring and showcase their superior striking skills during the must-see Spike-televised main card, which emanates September 19 from the SAP Center in San Jose, ... Read More »

WORLD BOXING CHAMPION AMIR KHAN ENTERS THE MMA BUSINESS AS NEW CO-OWNER OF SUPER FIGHT LEAGUE

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LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (August 10, 2015) – Decorated world boxing champion Amir Khan has stepped into the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) business as a new owner and promoter of world championship MMA sports franchise Super Fight League. Khan, a former, two-time world champion, will join a new, blue-chip ownership and management team dedicated to expanding the former India-based Super Fight ... Read More »

Alienware Partners with World Series of Fighting

LAS VEGAS (August 6, 2015) –Dell computer subsidiary giant Alienware has signed on as a sponsor partner of world championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) “We are thrilled to welcome one of the most cutting edge entities in personal computing to our growing family of partners,” said World Series of Fighting CEO Carlos Silva. ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents M-1 Challenge 60 LIVE Tomorrow, August 5 at 1:30 p.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 M-1 Challenge 60 tomorrow, Wednesday, August 5 at 1:30 p.m. ET from Orel, Russia. Fight Network’s live broadcast of M-1 Challenge 60 will air on Cablevision’s Optimum TV, Suddenlink Communications, Grande Communications, Shentel Cable and Armstrong Cable in ... Read More »

WSOF Strips Rousimar Palhares of World Title and Suspends Him

LAS VEGAS (August 4, 2015) – World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) has stripped Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares of the franchise’s world welterweight title and placed him on immediate, indefinite suspension until all issues are resolved, following Palhares’ “WSOF 22” main event title defense against Jake Shields on Saturday, August 1. “After taking the time to review the footage from Saturday’s bout ... Read More »

PRELIMINARY PORTION OF ‘BELLATOR MMA: GUILLARD VS. GIRTZ’ FINALIZED WITH THE ADDITION OF FIVE PRELIMINARY BOUTS

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (August 3, 2015) – August 28th’s “Bellator 141: Guillard vs. Girtz” is now complete with the addition of four new bouts which will take place during the preliminary card at the beautiful Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. In a critical lightweight matchup, Brent Primus (5-0) will put his undefeated record on the line against the ... Read More »

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES FULL LINE-UP FOR ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS (SHANGHAI)

3 August 2015 – SINGAPORE: Asia’s largest and the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has announced the full line-up for ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS (SHANGHAI) — the second ONE event in China this year. Roger Huerta returns to the ONE cage to face Japanese fighter Koji Ando in a highly anticipated lightweight contest while Korean ... Read More »

WSOF 22 Weigh In Results, New NBCSN Start Time

Las Vegas, Nev. (July 31, 2015) – All 20 fighters, reigning World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) World Welterweight (170 pounds) Champion Rousimar Palhares (17-6) and challenger and two-time world champion Jake Shields (31-7), made weight one day before the highly-anticipated “WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields” Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) mega-event at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., ... Read More »

Video: UFC 190 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 4

On Episode 4 of UFC 190 Embedded, women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey steals the show at a beachside open workout also attended by title challenger Bethe Correia. Seven-foot-tall heavyweight Stefan Struve trains to play spoiler in his fight against a hero, former champion Minotauro Nogueira, who polishes his own game at his namesake gym. Then the foes – including rematching Brazilian legends Read More »

ICYMI: Lane-Felix II just two weeks away

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (July 31st, 2015) — They’ve waited patiently for this moment, for a chance to settle the score for what we can only assume is the second, and final, time. They’ve chosen their words carefully, each predicting a win without fanning the flames in advance of what might be this year’s most highly anticipated rematch. Two weeks from today, ... Read More »

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING RETURNS TO FOXWOODS RESORT CASINO WITH STACKED WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, LIVE ON NBCSN

LAS VEGAS (July 30, 2015) –World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) will return to Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. for the second time this year with another star-studded, world-class Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) mega-event, headlined by a welterweight (170 pounds) showdown between rival superstars Jon Fitch and Yushin “Thunder” Okami, on Saturday, Oct. 17, live on NBCSN. Priced from $39.99, ... Read More »

GLORY KICKBOXING ADDS LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT BETWEEN ZACK ‘THE BLACK WARRIOR’ MWEKASSA & SAULO ‘CASSIUS CLAY’ CAVALARI TO ‘BELLATOR MMA: DYNAMITE’

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 30, 2015) – On Saturday, September 19, Bellator MMA will present a landmark event in American combat sports history with “Bellator 142: Dynamite,” featuring Tito Ortiz taking on Bellator Light Heavyweight World Champion Liam McGeary. A spectacle so big, it will include two fields of battle – a Bellator cage and a Glory kickboxing ring, takes ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields LIVE Saturday, August 1 at 11 p.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 World Series of Fighting 22: Palhares vs. Shields this Saturday, August 1 at 11 p.m. ET from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields will air live on Fight Network nationwide in ... Read More »

M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin Tybura to defend title Sept. 5 vs. Ante Delija in Beijing China

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (July 30, 2015) – M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion Marcin Tybura will defend his title September 5 against challenger Ante “The Walking Trouble” Delija, headlining M- Challenge 61 in Beijing, China. Marcin Tybura Ante Delija M-1 Challenge 61 will be streamed live from Beijing in high definition on www.M1Global.TV. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights ... Read More »

After five years in the Congo, Justin Wren returns to MMA on August 28 with an inspirational story to share

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 30, 2015) – Justin Wren walked away from a promising MMA career exactly 5 years and 12 days ago. Today, “The Big Pygmy Viking” announces his return to the sport, which will take place on the Spike-televised portion of the “Bellator 141: Guillard vs. Girtz” card on August 28, where he takes on Josh “The Hammer” ... Read More »

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING APPOINTS SPORTS MEDIA EXECUTIVE CARLOS SILVA TO CEO POSITION

LAS VEGAS (July 29, 2015) –World championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced today that it has appointed sports media executive Carlos Silva to the position of CEO, effectively immediately. The former President and COO of NBCU’s Universal Sports Network and former President and COO of Back9Network, Silva has launched, operated and spearheaded the ... Read More »

UFC® HEADS TO HOUSTON WITH A WORLD TITLE FIGHT AS LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION CORMIER TAKES ON GUSTAFSSON

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Las Vegas –UFC® brings a light heavyweight title bout to the Lone Star State as newly crowned champion Daniel Cormier makes his first title defense against former title challenger and second-ranked Alexander Gustafsson in a five-round main event. UFC® 192: CORMIER vs. GUSTAFSSON takes over Toyota Center on Saturday, October 3. UFC returns after three consecutive sellout events, the most ... Read More »

UFC® ANNOUNCES ERIC WINTER AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF UFC FIGHT PASS®

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Las Vegas – UFC® today announced the appointment of Eric Winter as its Senior Vice President and General Manager of UFC FIGHT PASS®. Winter will oversee and manage the continued global expansion of UFC FIGHT PASS and ensure the over-the-top platform continues to deliver exclusive content while providing fight fans with the best possible user experience. On the appointment, Executive ... Read More »

WSOF 22: Clifford Starks Replaces Thiago Silva This Saturday

LAS VEGAS (July 28, 2015) – World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced today that, due to a previous suspension in the state of Nevada, Thiago Silva has been declared ineligible to compete at “WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields” on Saturday, Aug. 1, and will be replaced by Clifford Starks, who will face off with Silva’s scheduled opponent Mike “MAK” Kyle ... Read More »

FOUR PRELIMINARY BOUTS ADDED TO ‘BELLATOR 141: GUILLARD VS. GIRTZ’

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (July 22, 2015) – The preliminary portion of the “Bellator 141: Guillard vs. Girtz” card is beginning to take shape with the addition of four fresh bouts which will stream live on Spike.com from the beautiful Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. At the forefront of the newly signed fights is a pair of women’s featherweight ... Read More »

UFC® FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON MEETS RIVAL JOHN DODSON IN HIGHLY ANTICIPATED REMATCH

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Las Vegas – UFC flyweight champion and No. 3 pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious Johnson collides with rival John Dodson in a highly anticipated rematch Saturday, September 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Johnson narrowly defeated Dodson in their first bout in 2013, with the champion surviving several knockdowns from the heavy-handed New Mexico native. Two years later, ... Read More »

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING RE-SIGNS EXPLOSIVE BANTAMWEIGHT TIMUR VALIEV

LAS VEGAS (July 27, 2015) –World championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) announced today that it has re-signed explosive, fast-rising bantamweight (135 pounds) star Timur “Lucky” Valiev to a multi-fight, multi-year agreement. The 25-year-old Valiev’s next WSOF bout, his fourth with the promotion, will be announced soon. “We are thrilled to extend our agreement with ... Read More »