Late Breaking

UFC/MMA

WEIGHTS FROM TWIN RIVER

LINCOLN, R.I. (June 11th, 2015) – Listed below are the final weights for all of the participants from “CES MMA XXIX,” scheduled for Friday, June 12th, 2015, live from Twin River Casino on AXS TV. Doors open at 6 p.m. EST. The first preliminary bout begins at 7 and the televised main card begins at 9. CHUCK O’NEIL East Bridgewater, ... Read More »

O’Neil ignores chatter, promises finish at CES MMA XXIX

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 9th, 2015) — Every so often, Chuck O’Neil wishes he could go back in time and teach his former self a thing or two. “When I look at some of the old videos, I looked like a friggin’ bum,” said O’Neil, who returns to the cage Friday, June 12th, 2015 in the five-round main event of “CES ... Read More »

Friends become foes as Rebello, King lock horns

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (June 8th, 2015) — Greg Rebello knows better than to drown in all the pre-fight hype. “It’s 15 minutes of your life. That’s it,” he said, casually dismissing the buzzwords typically reserved for fights of this magnitude. “It’s a 15-minute fistfight. After that, we’ll be drinking beers at the bar.” The second stint of Rebello’s comeback, which began ... Read More »

Emmanuel Sanchez replaces an injured Goiti Yamauchi, plus four fights to complete “Bellator: Kongo vs. Volkov”

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 8, 2015) – With an unfortunate injury forcing the withdrawal of Goiti Yamauchi, Emmanuel “El Matador” Sanchez (10-1) receives the call to step in against former featherweight champion Pat “Paddy Mike” Curran (20-7). With this change of opponent, and four newly announced matchups, “Bellator MMA: Kongo vs. Volkov” on June 26 is now complete with 13 ... Read More »

Mural Abdulaev decisions Marcello Brito To capture M-1 Challenge welterweight title

INGUSHETIA, Russia (June 7, 2015) – Last night at M-1 Challenge 58: Battle in the Mountains 4, Mural “Hunter” Abdulaev won a unanimous 5-round decision over Marcelo Brito to capture the vacant M-1 Challenge welterweight title, outdoors in Ingushetia, Russia. Abdulaev (13-10, 6 KO/TKO, 2 SUB), fighting out of Russia, remained unbeaten in M-1 Global competition with his third victory. ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents M-1 Challenge 58 from Russia LIVE Saturday, June 6 at 9 a.m. ET

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, continues to deliver the best international fights with more live action this Saturday, June 6 at 9 a.m. ET when M-1 Challenge 58: Battle in the Mountains 4 emanates from Ingushetia, Russia. Fight Network’s live broadcast of M-1 Challenge 58 will air on ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents RFA 26 LIVE, WSOF 21 Friday, June 5 Starting at 10 p.m. ET

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents back-to-back world-class championship mixed martial arts broadcasts this Friday, June 5, beginning at 10 p.m. with a live presentation of RFA 26: Smith vs. Smith from 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Immediately following the live broadcast, Fight Network will present WSOF 21: ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson 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™: Boetsch vs. Henderson this Saturday, June 6 from Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Fight Network will televise the live prelims exclusively in Canada from 8 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET. The ... Read More »

Fight Network Signs Exclusive Multi-Year Programming Deal with World Series of Fighting

Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced an exclusive multi-year programming agreement with Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts organization World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) to broadcast live events and the existing archive in Canada, and globally in over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The ... Read More »

UFC® LAUNCHES ATHLETE MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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Las Vegas – UFC® announced today the unveiling of its new, ground-breaking Athlete Marketing and Development program, introduced to provide athletes with programs and tools to help them maximize their careers and succeed long-term, both inside and outside the Octagon®. In coordination with key organizations such as the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Fusionetics, and EXOS, UFC continues to be ... Read More »

Bellator Knocks Out Four Additional Preliminary Bouts for Kansas Card On June 26

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 3, 2015) – With a complete four-fight main card already announced for “Bellator MMA: Kongo vs. Volkov” on June 26, the promotion has turned its focus to the preliminary showcase with four new fights. The newly announced bouts include bantamweights Jeimeson “The Minion” Saudino (8-4) vs. Aaron “The Cyborg” Ely (4-2), lightweights Bobby “Super Duper” Cooper ... Read More »

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES FULL FIGHT CARD FOR ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS TIMOFEY NASTYUKHIN AND YUSUKE KAWANAGO BATTLE IN MAIN EVENT SHOWDOWN FLYWEIGHT AND FEATHERWEIGHT TOURNAMENTS ALSO ANNOUNCED

03 June 2015 – Guangzhou, China: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has announced the complete fight card for ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS which takes place 20 June, 2015 at the Guangzhou Tianhe Gymnasium in Guangzhou, China. ONE will feature an epic clash of featherweights in the main event, as Timofey Nastyukhin ... Read More »

WSOF 21: Palmer vs. Horodecki Bout Order Set For Friday

LAS VEGAS (June 1 2015) – The order of bouts is official for World Series of Fighting’s (WSOF.com) much-anticipated, 11-fight Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world championship doubleheader, live on NBCSN from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Friday, June 5. “We are excited to return to Edmonton with a tremendous lineup of fights, including two world championship bouts and a host of ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves 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™: Condit vs. Alves this Saturday, May 30 from Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. Fight Network will televise the live prelims exclusively in Canada from 8 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET. The main card, ... Read More »

M-1 Medieval knight fighting returns June 6 at M-1 Challenge 58: Battle in the Mountains 4

Six-time world champion Evgeny Gladkov (2-0-0) and two-time CIS medalist and Russian champion Maxim Plaksin (0-1-0) will be dressed in medieval warrior armor, fighting each other using replicas of medieval bladed weapons with a blunt edge Brazilian invader Igor “Chatubinha” Fernandes (18-6-0, 2 KO/TKO, 13 SUB) will battle Russian foe Murad “Hunter” Abdulaev (12-1, 6 KO/TKO, 2 SUB) in the ... Read More »

Cancer survivor Bessette continues remarkable journey

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (May 28th, 2015) — The victory outside of the cage may always be the biggest for Hartford’s Matt Bessette. He’s won 14 times as a professional in mixed martial arts, many under the bright lights of national television on the sport’s biggest stage, but the 30-year-old featherweight has gained crossover appeal for battling and conquering Leukemia at a ... Read More »

MULTI-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST DROPKICK MURPHYS TO HEADLINE FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE CONCERT DURING THE 4TH ANNUAL UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK™

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Las Vegas – UFC® and the Fremont Street Experience today announced that multi-platinum recording artists Dropkick Murphys will headline the Fremont Street Experience concert on Friday, July 10, as part of the 4th Annual UFC International Fight Week™. The concert, which is free to the public, will be located at 425 Fremont Street on the 3rd Street Stage. The event ... Read More »

Welterweight Duel Pitting Brennan “The Irish Bad Boy” Ward Against Gavin “War Horse” Sterritt Added to “Bellator MMA: Lima vs. Koreshkov”

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 27, 2015) – 26-year-old Connecticut native Brennan Ward (10-3) continues his run at 170-pounds when he meets Gavin Sterritt (6-1) on Friday, July 17 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The contest serves as the fourth Spike TV-broadcast main card matchup of the blockbuster fight card. Additional contests for “Bellator MMA: Lima vs. Koreshkov” will ... Read More »

WSOF 21 Receives Two New Main Card Bouts

LAS VEGAS (May 27, 2015) – Two featherweight (145 pounds) rising stars – Hakeem Dawodu and Chuka “The Lion King” Willis – will put their unblemished records on the line when they face off on the live NBCSN televised portion of the high-stakes World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) world championship doubleheader in Edmonton, Alta., Canada on Friday, June 5. “This ... Read More »

WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields Hits Vegas on Aug. 1, Tickets On Sale Fri

LAS VEGAS (May 26, 2015) – World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) is arguably assembling its greatest fight card in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion’s history, with a world championship tripleheader, headlined by a highly-anticipated showdown between reigning WSOF World Welterweight (170 pounds) Champion Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares and two-time world champion Jake Shields, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on ... Read More »

BELLATOR MMA TO AIR ON AMERICAN FORCES NETWORK

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 25, 2015) – On a holiday when Americans take a moment to remember those who gave their lives serving in the country’s armed forces, Bellator MMA officials are honored to announce a new partnership with the American Forces Network. With the new deal in place, the American Forces Network will now broadcast Bellator MMA events on ... Read More »

BJ PENN TO BE INDUCTED TO UFC® HALL OF FAME

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Las Vegas – The final 2015 inductee for the reinvigorated UFC® Hall of Fame will be legendary two-time, two-division UFC world champion BJ Penn. Known as “The Prodigy” throughout his amazing 13-year, 16-10-2 professional mixed martial arts career, Penn takes his place in the Modern Era category of the UFC Hall of Fame. The Modern Era category recognizes great fighters ... Read More »

UFC® AND DISH RENEW MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT FOR DISTRIBUTION OF UFC PPV EVENTS

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Las Vegas ? UFC® is pleased to announce the renewal of a multi-year partnership with DISH Network L.L.C. to continue providing all of the biggest and most anticipated UFC Pay-Per-View (PPV) events of the year to DISH’s approximately 14 million customers. The agreement will provide UFC fans the opportunity to tune in, this Saturday, May 23 for an epic night ... Read More »

SHINYA AOKI DEFEATS KOJI ANDO TO RETAIN ONE LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

22 May 2015 – Singapore: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Championship™ (ONE), made a triumphant return to Singapore with another spectacular evening of world-class mixed martial arts. ONE: WARRIOR’S QUEST delighted fans to a night of heart-thumping action, as the best fighters from all across Asia and the entire world went to battle ... Read More »