20-year old Paige VanZant talks about her unusual road to the Octagon Paige VanZant's dreams of competing for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) were put on ice after she was rejected from trying out for season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), which features women vying to become the first-ever UFC strawweight champion.
But it wasn't because of a lack of skills, but rather for being too young, as the 20 year old was just one year too short of meeting the age requirement.
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But insists the releases were done prior to the hiring of former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker.
Bellator MMA, which fired Bjorn Rebney just last week, has also said goodbye to 19 fighters under contract for the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, including former title challengers Eric Prindle (heavyweight) and Anthony Leone (bantamweight).
Here is the complete list of releases (via MMA Fighting): Eric PrindleAnthony LeoneRodrigo LimaFrank BacaNick KirkTravis MarxHiroshi NakamuraSerge more
It’s a new era for Bellator, and Douglas Lima is anxious to enter the cage as the welterweight champion.
The Brazilian striker, who won the vacant 170-pound title with a second-round victory over Rick Hawn in April, told MMAFighting.com he plans to return in action in October against the winner of Andrey Koreshkov vs. Adam McDonough tournament final, set to headline the Bellator 122 card on July 25.
"My next opponent will be the winner of this fight, and I think it’s going to be a good fight," L more
They will meet again in September.
Pat Curran will put the Bellator featherweight title on the line on September 5, when he finally meets two-time tournament winner Patricio "Pitbull" Freire at Bellator 123. Combate first reported the bout, and MMAFighting.com confirmed the news with sources close to the situation.
Curran (20-5) first fought Freire in January 2013, defending his title via split decision on Bellator's first live event on Spike TV. Curran lost his belt to Daniel Strauss ten months more
Watch UFC on FOX 12: Road to the Octagon for FOX's preview of the latest UFC event on July 26 in San Jose, Calif. In the main event, Robbie Lawler squares off against Matt Brown in the main event. Anthony Johnson faces Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the co-main event. more
FOX’s “Road to the Octagon” event-preview series returned today with its latest installment, which focuses on this week’s UFC on FOX 12 event. You can now watch the episode in its entirety.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos more
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