Jersey’s Tom Gallicchio (file photo) challenges for M-1 gold
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Only New Jersey-based Brazilian Plinio Cruz
missed his mark, initially weighing in at 187.25 pounds for his
middleweight matchup with Russian striker Magomed
Sultanakhmedov (185). According to a statement from the
promotion, Cruz was granted an additional two hours to shed the
The show, which takes place at Moscow’s Crocus City Hall, will be
headlined by a heavyweight title bout between unbeaten champion
Gugenishvili (244) and challenger Maxim
Grishin (227). The nine-fight main card streams live on M-1
Global’s official website (www.m-1global.com) beginning
Saturday at 11 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. PT.
In the bill’s other title tilt, 170-pound ace Shamil
Zavurov (168) looks to follow up on a 9-0 year in 2010 when he
defends against incoming M-1 Selection Americas welterweight
tournament champion Tom “Da Tank”
On the undercard, former middleweight champion Rafal
“Kulturysta” Moks (168) drops to welterweight to take on
Magomedov (170), while Russian lightweight standout Yuri Ivlev
(153) will attempt to rebound from his first loss since 2008
against tough Chechen Mairbek
Taisumov (155). Leading off the streamed portion of the card is
a light heavyweight affair pitting once-beaten Polish prospect
“Giraffe” Narkun (202) against Russia’s Shamil
M-1 Challenge 23 “Guram vs. Grishin” Weigh-in
M-1 Challenge Heavyweight Title BoutGuram
Gugenishvili (244.25) vs. Maxim
M-1 Challenge Welterweight Title BoutShamil
Zavurov (168.25) vs. Tom
Magomedov (170) vs. Rafal Moks
Ivlev (153.25) vs. Mairbek
Sultanakhmedov (185) vs. Plinio Cruz
Khasbulaev (155.5) vs. Daniel
Abdulkerimov (234.5) vs. Goncalo
Savelyev (201) vs. Byron Byrd
Tinagadjiev (203.5) vs. Tomasz
Narkun (202.5)Maxim Bulakhtin (195.75) vs. Magomed
Ismailov (195)Vusal Bayramov (155) vs. Nikolai Kaushansky (152.75)
*Cruz was given an additional two hours to make weights.
There are far bigger, more relevant fighters to main event a mixed martial arts card than James Te Huna and Nate "The Great" Marquardt. However, when it comes to sheer desperation, Te Huna and Marquardt should have plenty.
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UFC 175 will go from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas this Saturday, July 5. The event is one of the year's most hotly anticipated shows, featuring a pair of title fights.
The main event of the evening pits incumbent middleweight titleholder Chris Weidman against the always dangerous Lyoto Machida. The matchup marks Weidman's first defense against an opponent other than the one he took the strap from (Anderson Silva).
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Saturday marks the 20th time a UFC event will feature two championship bouts.
In other words, Dana White and Co. have once again pulled out all the stops to ensure the Fourth of July weekend is yet again a resounding success.
With headliners like Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey—the former a two-time slayer of Anderson Silva and the latter a champion furthering the women's side of the sport—what could go wrong?
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Most fans are focusing on the co-main events, in which Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey defended their titles against Lyoto Machida and Alexis Davis, respectively. For Rousey, it was merely another in a line of imperious victories, while Weidman fought back much more resistance from his challenger, argua more
The Ultimate Fighter season 19 comes to a finish on Sunday evening, and the event is capped off by a battle between the coaches.
Coaches Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn meet for the third time inside the Octagon, but this time it will be at 145 pounds. Edgar got the better of Penn in each of the previous two fights, and all four finalists for TUF 19 are from Team Edgar.
Bleacher Report will have complete coverage of the event for you. The preliminary card gets underway on UFC Fight Pass at 6 p.m. ET b more
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Now competing as featherweights, former lightweight champions Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn will meet for a third time tonight in the headliner of The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale. Winners for this season will also be crowned in the Light-Heavyweight (Corey Anderson vs. Matt Van Buren) and Middleweight (Eddie Gordon vs. Dhiego Lima) finals matches while bouts pittin more
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