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Buchinger vs. Ragimov title fight rematch Apr 10 is M-1 Challenge 56 Co-Feature

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (Mar. 6, 2015) – M-1 Global has announced a rematch between M-1 Challenge featherweight champion Ivan “Buki” Buchinger and challenger Tural Ragimov in the M-1 Challenge 56 co-feature Friday, April 10 in Moscow, Russia. Another much anticipated rematch will headline M-1 Challenge 56 as M-1 Challenge middleweight champion Vyacheslav Vasilevsky (26-2-0, 10 KO/TKO, 7 SUB) defends his ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents RFA 24 LIVE this Friday, March 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 a live broadcast of Resurrection Fighting Alliance this Friday, March 6 at 10 p.m. ET, as RFA 24: Smith vs. Romero emanates from Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel in Prior Lake, Minnesota. The entire main card will be televised live at 10 ... Read More »

“Bellator: Brooks vs. Jansen” adds five new contests, including Marcin Held vs. “Tiger” Sarnavskiy, Joey Beltran vs. Brian Rogers and more

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 5, 2015) – The action-packed lineup for “Bellator MMA: Brooks vs. Jansen” continues to fill, and the latest round of additions includes a key lightweight matchup between two international contenders with a combined 50 career victories, as well as four intriguing preliminary contests. The new matchups include a main-card lightweight contest of Marcin Held (20-3) vs. ... Read More »

BEN ASKREN TO FACE LUIS SANTOS IN ONE: VALOR OF CHAMPIONS MAIN EVENT MARK STRIEGL TO MAKE ONE CHAMPIONSHIP DEBUT AGAINST CASEY SUIRE EUGENE TOQUERO RETURNS TO ACTION OPPOSITE INDONESIA’S BRIANATA ROSADHI TICKETS FOR ONE: VALOR OF CHAMPIONS ON SALE NOW AT SM TICKETS (WWW.SMTICKETS.COM)

6 March 2015 – Manila: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has announced two additional bouts for ONE: VALOR OF CHAMPIONS. In the co-main event, Filipino superstar Mark Striegl will make his promotional debut when he takes on the undefeated Casey Suire. Accomplished kickboxer Eugene Toquero also returns to action when he ... Read More »

“Bellator: Warren vs. Galvao” gets eight new matchups, including L.C. Davis vs. Hideo Tokoro, Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Alejandro Villalobos

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 5, 2015) – The 12-bout lineup for Bellator MMA’s return to WinStar World Casino is now complete with the addition of an eight-fight preliminary lineup. The new matchups include bantamweights L.C. Davis (22-6) vs. Hideo Tokoro (32-27), featherweights Emmanuel “El Matador” Sanchez (9-1) vs. Alejandro Villalobos (17-3), welterweights Sean Holden (2-1) vs. Tim Roman (2-1), middleweights ... Read More »

UFC® CONGRATULATES THE LABOR GOVERNMENT FOR REGULATORY CHANGE IN VICTORIA

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Melbourne, Australia – The UFC® today applauded the State of Victoria Labor Government for executing a ministerial directive designed to increase safety within the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) by allowing the sport to be conducted in a much safer fenced-in enclosure. The directive was announced this morning at a press conference held by The Honourable John Eren, Minister ... Read More »

Bellator MMA World Middleweight Champion Brandon Halsey meets Kendall Grove at California’s Pechanga Resort & Casino – Friday, May 15 on Spike TV

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 3, 2015) – Undefeated Bellator MMA World Middleweight Champion Brandon “Bull” Halsey (8-0) looks to defend his belt for the first time when he takes on towering Hawaiian scrapper Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove (21-14). The contest serves as the headlining bout of “Bellator: Halsey vs. Grove,” which takes place on Friday, May 15, at Pechanga Resort ... Read More »

UFC® ANNOUNCES CHINA DIGITAL BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP

Singapore – With the exponential growth of mixed martial arts (MMA) in Asia, a landmark announcement was made today by UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, displaying their continued commitment to the region. The UFC has agreed to a significant new partnership with a leading digital sports platform in China, PPTV. The deal will allow Chinese UFC ... Read More »

TWO TITLE FIGHTS HEADLINE UFC® 187 AS JONES MEETS JOHNSON AND WEIDMAN COLLIDES WITH BELFORT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

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Las Vegas – On Memorial Day Weekend, two world title fights headline UFC® 187 as undisputed light heavyweight king Jon “Bones” Jones meets No. 1 contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in the five-round main event. Plus, middleweight champion Chris Weidman puts his belt on the line when he faces former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort Saturday, May 23 at the MGM ... Read More »

Bellator MMA statement on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

Today, Bellator MMA was compelled to go to court to stop Quinton “Rampage” Jackson from fighting in an April 25th bout promoted by Bellator’s competitor, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Jackson, who has completed only three fights of his exclusive six-fight contract with Bellator, is barred by contract from fighting for any promoter other than Bellator. Our lawsuit for an injunction ... Read More »

Stars collide in Hawn-Loffer main event

LINCOLN, R.I. (March 2nd, 2015) — Rick Hawn can’t help but smile. A 14-time vet of the Bellator Fighting Championships, Hawn (19-4, 11 KOs) didn’t make his professional mixed martial arts debut until the age of 32, a late start by anyone’s standards, but has since turned what was once a hobby into a full-time occupation. No longer working the ... Read More »

UFC® AND FOX SPORTS ANNOUNCE ALL-NEW FORMAT FOR 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®

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Las Vegas, Nev. – Coming off a historic season that saw the crowning of the UFC’s first-ever women’s strawweight champion, the next installment of The Ultimate Fighter® looks to raise the stakes once again. For the first time in the show’s 10-year history, a gym versus gym format will be introduced pitting fighters from the famed American Top Team against ... Read More »

LIAM MCGEARY BECOMES MMA’S FIRST-EVER BRITISH WORLD CHAMPION AT “BELLATOR: THE BRITISH INVASION”

Englishman Liam McGeary (10-0) kept his professional record unblemished, capping off a successful “British Invasion” and claiming the Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight title with a five-round decision win over former champion Emanuel Newton (25-8-1). The contest served as the headlining bout of Friday’s “Bellator MMA: British Invasion” event at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. McGeary attacked from the start, ... Read More »

UFC 184 Weights from Los Angeles

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Ronda Rousey 135 – Cat Zingano 134.5 (Women’s bantamweight title) Holly Holm 135.5 – Raquel Pennington 135.5 Josh Koscheck 170.5 – Jake Ellenberger 171 Alan Jouban 170.5 – Richard Walsh 171 Tony Ferguson 156 – Gleison Tibau 155 Mark Munoz 187.25 Roan Carneiro 184.5 Kid Yamamoto 136 – Roman Salazar 135 Dhiego Lima 170 – Tim Means 170 Derrick Lewis ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Fury vs. Hammer, UFC 184 Pre & Post-Fight Coverage Live this Saturday

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Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents an exciting international heavyweight showdown this Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, as U.K.-based WBO International heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KOs) risks his perfect professional record against dangerous Romanian-born German foe Christian Hammer (17-3, 10 KOs). Scheduled to air live in ... Read More »

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES NEXT THREE EVENTS IN CHINA ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS SET TO BE HELD IN XIAN ON 2 MAY, GUANGZHOU ON 30 MAY AND SHENYANG ON 12 JUNE

27 February 2015 – Singapore: Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has announced that the next three events in China will take place in Xian, Guangzhou and Shenyang. ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS will be held in these cities on 2 May, 30 May and 12 June respectively. The events are part of ... Read More »

Bellator “Knocks Out” Original Digital Content Around “Bellator: The British Invasion”

As Bellator prepares for their first 2015 tentpole event with Friday’s “The British Invasion,” the Bellator digital team is using a strong original content plan with fighter profiles promote the powerful fight card. Bellator brought back the popular “#5Rounds” question and answer piece for Paul Daley and King Mo while producing “Foundations,” a series highlighting a signature moment for Liam ... Read More »

Hawn, Felix highlight main card of CES MMA XXVIII

LINCOLN, R.I. (Feb. 26th, 2015) — CES MMA returns to the national spotlight with its most dynamic show yet, a stacked card featuring veterans who’ve graced the sport’s biggest stage time and time again. With Rick Hawn, Greg Rebello, Mike Mucitelli and Kin Moy, among others, all scheduled to appear on the main card of “CES MMA XXVIII,” scheduled for ... Read More »

QUOTES AND PHOTOS FROM WEDNESDAY’S “BELLATOR: BRITISH INVASION” MEDIA DAY AT BRISTOL’S BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

BRISTOL, Conn. (Feb. 25, 2015) — Bellator MMA kicked off fight week for “Bellator: The British Invasion” on Wednesday with a very special event at the Bristol Boys and Girls Club that catered to high school wrestlers and mixed martial artists from all over Connecticut. Prior to the official “Bellator: British Invasion” press conference, fans in attendance were treated to ... Read More »

INVICTA FC 11 PRELIMS TO BE AVAILABLE ON FREE LIVE STREAM THIS FRIDAY

Las Vegas, Nevada – UFC FIGHT PASS®, the UFC®’s digital subscription service, has announced that the prelims for this Friday’s highly anticipated Invicta FC 11 event will be made available to fans around the world for free. Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs Tweet takes place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles and kicks-off a huge weekend for female mixed ... Read More »

BELLATOR MMA CONTINUES GROWTH WITH NEW TERRITORIES

Los Angeles, CA (February 25, 2015) — Multimedia entertainment studio Electus, an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) today announces that Electus International has secured new deals for Bellator MMA™ with broadcasters in Australia (Network Ten), France (RTL9), Italy (Discovery), Spain (15 TV), Portugal (SIC) and Croatia (Fight Channel), exemplifying the widespread growth the emerging mixed martial arts (MMA) league ... Read More »

M-1 Challenge 55 results and pictures from Georgia – Smoldarev defeats Perak

TBILISI, Georgia (Feb. 22, 2015) – Last night’s dramatic and entertaining M-1 Challenge 55: In Memory of Guram Gugenishvilli featured just about everything except a knockout. Past M-1 Challenge heavyweight Denis Smoldarev (10-1-0), of Estonia, positioned himself for another title shot, defeating highly-regarded Croatian opponent Maro Perak (23-5-1) in the main event at the Sports Palace in Tbilisi, Georgia. Coming ... Read More »

Erosa, Fodor steal the spotlight as Super Fight League 37 America delivers another stellar show

Tacoma, Washington (February 22nd, 2015) It was a thrilling night from beginning to end as Super Fight League 37 America took the Emerald Queen Casino by storm. With only two of the eight fights going to decision, the sellout crowd was treated to five beautiful submissions and an absolutely brutal knockout. When it was all said and done, Julian “Juicy ... Read More »

Mir Stuns Silva in one

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Frank Mir knocked out Antonio Silva in the 1st round of their scheduled 5-round Heavyweight bout in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Mir landed a huge shot that knocked Silva to the ground and quickly landed two crushing shots while Silva was on the ground and the fight was stopped. Mir, 261 lbs of Las Vegas is now 17-9. Silva 264 lbs ... Read More »

Weights from Tacoma – SFL 37 America

Julian Erosa 145 Drew Brokenshire 145 Ben Fodor 170 Jason Novelli 170 Hector Lopez 128 Arjay Murphy 128.5 Aaron Martin 149.5 Jesse Hardenbrook 148 Paul Njoku 134 Sean Gee 135.5 Shane Sargent 144 Victor Barajas 151.5 Kina Peneueta 185.5 Trent Tyler 185.5 Bobby McIntyre 155.5 Will Hunt 153.5 Read More »

WSOF 19: Three New Bouts Added To March 28 Extravaganza in Phoenix

LAS VEGAS (February 19, 2015) – The live, NBCSN-broadcast main card for the star-studded WSOF 19: Gaethje vs. Palomino Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event that takes place at Phoenix, Ariz.’s Comerica Theatre on Saturday, March 28 is now complete with the addition of promising American Top Team light heavyweight Jake “The Honey Bear” Heun (7-3) against hard-hitting knockout artist Teddy ... Read More »

Erosa vs. Brokenshire; Fodor vs. Golden highlight Super Fight League 37 America this Saturday night

Tacoma, Washington (February 18, 2015) Still riding an incredible wave of momentum from their first two shows in the US, Super Fight League returns to the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma for show number three, this Saturday, February 21st at 7:00PM. Once again, fans will be treated to a stacked card including two title fights, this time in the men’s ... Read More »

Super weekend of MMA & Kickboxing Action on Fight Network

NEW YORK/TORONTO (Feb. 18, 2015) – A super weekend of mixed-martial-arts and kickboxing action is on tap this weekend on Fight Network, the world’s premier combat sports network dedicated to 24/7 coverage, including live airings of M-1 Challenge 55 and KSW 30: Genesis, as well as pre and post-fight coverage of UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs. Mir. Denis Smoldarev ... Read More »