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UFC® ANNOUNCES DAVID ALLEN AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER OF EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA read news >>

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The UFC has named David Allen its Senior Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). An announcement on Friday by the UFC made the news official. Allen has been with the organization since December of 2013 where was Director of Events, Marketing and Communications for EMEA, working out the UFC's London office. Moving forward, Allen continue to operate out of London as he oversees the UFC's business in EMEA. He will report to UFC Chief Global Brand Officer Garry C read news >>

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Not long ago, the names Garry Cook and David Allen didn’t mean anything to UFC fans. But the two experienced sports industry professionals have made a huge impression with the UFC owners since coming on board and that has been reflected in a rapid rise through the ranks for both, the latest of which comes today as Allen is promoted to head the UFC’s EMEA operation. The UFC today announced that David Allen has been appointed as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Europe, Middle East & Af read news >>

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Check out the first episode of UFC 182 Embedded. Following months of hype, build-up, and confrontations that led to all-out brawls in the middle of the MGM hotel lobby, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier will finally clash in the main event of UFC 182 this Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ahead of their enthralling encounter, the UFC released the first episode of the latest edition of UFC embedded. The online series begins with a look at all four of the competitors a read news >>

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UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes has returned to TV – but as a hunter rather than a fighter.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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South Africa doesn't allow boxers to compete in MMA, and one of the top fighters from the country in Irshaad Sayed reacts to the news. "Professional boxers are not allowed to be involved in mixed martial arts", said Loyiso Mtya, of the South African boxing commission, when he banned a regional champ from returning to 'the sweet science' after having 3 bouts at the country's top MMA organization, Extreme Fighting Championship (EFC). Irshaad Sayed is a two-sport athlete having claimed titles in bo read news >>

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Elvis Moyo, the World Boxing Federation All Africa heavyweight champion will no longer be allowed to box in South Africa after the country’s athletic commission discovered he also competes in mixed martial arts. read news >>

  • 11 months ago
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In the replays, you can see the black armbands. If only those things were acknowledging a dead promotion, instead of a dead fighter. On Thursday, EFC Africa chose to honor Booto Guylain by having its fighters wear those armbands. Guylain passed away March 5 because of injuries he suffered in the cage at EFC Africa 27, the event that directly preceded Thursday's EFC 28. The armbands were a nice gesture to Guylain's memory. You know what would have been an even nicer gesture? Making some kind of c read news >>

  • 11 months ago
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One man's awful stoppage is another man's awesome fight. The EFC Africa 28 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place last Thursday night (March 28, 2014) inside the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa, delivered an "epic" night of "high-octane African MMA." That's according to promotion president Cairo Howarth. In addition, Howarth thought the heavyweight slugfest between Christophe Walravens and Bernardo Mikixi was "awesome," despite the fact that "The Black Panther" was repeate read news >>

  • 11 months ago
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In the replays, you can see the black armbands. If only those things were acknowledging a dead promotion, instead of a dead fighter. On Thursday, EFC Africa chose to honor Booto Guylain by having its fighters wear those armbands. Guylain passed away March 5 because of injuries he suffered in the cage at EFC Africa 27, the event that directly preceded Thursday's EFC 28. The armbands were a nice gesture to Guylain's memory. You know what would have been an even nicer gesture? Making some kind of c read news >>

  • 11 months ago
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An unbelievably incompetent and extremely dangerous stoppage occurred at EFC Africa 28 in Johannesburg, South Africa earlier today. Just three weeks ago, Extreme Fighting Championship, the premier MMA organization in Africa, had one of its fighters succumb to injuries sustained on their February 27th show in Johannesburg. Booto Guylain, aged 29, passed away on March 5th after he was hospitalized for swelling and bleeding on the brain following a 3rd round TKO loss to Keron Davies. Today's EFC Af read news >>

  • 11 months ago
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South African middleweight Booto Guylain died tragically this week after succumbing to injuries sustained in his EFC Africa 27 bout with Keron Davies, which took place last Thursday. read news >>

  • 11 months ago
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South African mixed martial artist Booto Guylain has died due to injuries suffered in a Feb. 27 bout under the Extreme Fighting Championship Africa banner. read news >>

  • 11 months ago
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Two-time Extreme Fighting Championship Africa veteran Booto Guylain has died as a result of injuries suffered in a Feb. 27 bout under the South African-based promotion’s banner.Filed under: News read news >>

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