This past Saturday's (July 5, 2014) featured Daniel Cormier's final wrestling match, a win over the highly regarded Chris Pendleton. Bloody Elbow presents video of the match.
At the UFC fan expo before UFC 175, UFC light heavyweight contender and two-time Olympian Daniel Cormier beat Chris Pendleton in a freestyle wrestling match, 12-5.
For those unfamiliar with Pendleton, he achieved NCAA Division I All-American status three times (third, first and first at nationals), winning two NCAA champion more
Following a historic wrestling career, UFC light heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier leaves his shoes on the mat after one final match against fellow Oklahoma State alum Chris Pendleton. more
Bellator's return to the Spike TV airwaves may have been the technical beginning of the Scott Coker era, but it featured a show built by Bjorn Rebney before his departure. Both the main and co-main event featured two season 10 tournament finals, this time in the welterweight and middleweight divisions.
In the main event between finalists Adam McDonough and Andrey Koreshkov, it would be the Russian who would go on to dominate and claim his second Bellator tournament title.
In the first frame, Kor more
Ronda Rousey might have an opportunity to prove her point.
In a recent interview on The Great MMA Debate podcast, Rousey said "judo fighters that are good on the ground never really got the respect they deserved" and that she "can beat any BJJ girl in the world, gi or no-gi, any weight division, black belt all the way in any rule setting."
The current lightweight and open class jiu-jitsu world champion, Bia Mesquita heard her quotes and wants to challenge the UFC bantamweight champion.
"She’s co more
At RFA 15 in June, the MMA world was given a rare opportunity courtesy of Daniel Aguiar. The Brazilian talks about his DQ loss for “timidity” with MMAjunkie.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News more
Back in the win column, The Huntington Beach Bad Boy wants more.
Tito Ortiz submitted Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko in a light heavyweight bout in May, and he’s targeting a return to the cage in November, according to his muay thai coach Rafael Cordeiro.
"He did an excellent fight against Shlemenko," Cordeiro told MMAFighting.com. "He will fight again in November. We don’t know the opponent yet, but he’s already training."
The former UFC light heavyweight champion snapped a more
The Ultimate Fighter 19 concluded Wednesday night with the final two fights before the live finale. It featured a middleweight bout between Dhiego Lima and Roger Zapata, as well as a light heavyweight scrap between Dan Spohn and Matt van Buren.
The episode heavily featured both fights. In non-fight segments, we saw Chuck Liddell visit Team Penn to help train Spohn. We also saw some of the fighters indulge in alcoholic beverages as their time in the house winded down.
In the first bout, Dhiego Li more
That was the theme in Las Vegas on Saturday night at UFC 175 from the top of the card, right on down to the bottom.
Title holders got the last laugh, with Ronda Rousey downing the No. 2 fighter to hush any whispers of doubt and Chris Weidman surviving a surge from Lyoto Machida to quell the Anderson Silva "fluke" questions.
But before the co-main events, the trend was birthed by rising contenders with everything on the line. Three names in particular stuck out (it may have been four more
Bellator MMA featherweight champion Pat Curran will put his belt on the line against a familiar foe at Bellator 123.Filed under: Bellator, News more