- 5 years ago
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Strikeforce today announced a light-heavyweight bout between former Strikeforce top contender Anthony Ruiz (21-12) and Aaron Rosa (11-2) that will take place at the organization's May 15 "SHO MMA: Strikeforce Challengers" event. read news >>
- 9 months ago
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Anthony Ruiz's crooked face brought forth a smile and some timely advice from Vladimir Putin.Eighteen months before the world visited Sochi for a slushy Olympic march inside the ring of steel, the Russian president joined friends at the seaside resort for a sports festival featuring one of his favorites: mixed martial arts.The longtime judo player, a black belt who penned a book and starred in a DVD touting the grappling art, is said to be especially enamored with combat sports because of what t read news >>
- 2 years ago
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UFC, Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Aaron Rosa
is scheduled to make his professional boxing debut on Nov. 30.
Rosa is slated to meet Dominique Smith, who also makes his professional
debut in the four-round heavyweight (more than 200 pounds) matchup.
The bout takes place on the undercard of Standing 8 Promotions'
"Mid-Cities Mayhem" event, which takes place at Hurst Conference Center
in Hurst, Texas.
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Back in July, Kyle McLachlan set a criteria by which to judge the best pound-for-pound fighters in MMA by. Nearly five months on, he looks at recent results that may have changed those standings. What a difference five months make. Well, in fact it hasn't made a huge difference at all. Of the nine fighters I originally ranked based on their 'pound-for-pound' credentials, only five have fought in that time frame. This was how my pound-for-pound rankings ended up last time, and I was actually surp read news >>
With the entire sport of MMA in a never-ending search for mainstream acceptance, a ho-hum event for the NBA or NFL can warm the UFC to its bones. Well, the UFC is feeling snug as a bug in a rug right now, with Wheaties officially unveiling its first box featuring a mixed martial artist—lightweight champion Anthony "Showtime" Pettis. The box was revealed earlier today and fans were given a preview on the official Wheaties Twitter account: The champ is here. pic.twitter.com/wmsevy9ds4 — Wheaties ( read news >>
MMA for effort? Former Strikeforce featherweight champion Cristiane Justino has canceled her drop to the bantamweight division, instead opting to remain at 145 pounds when she returns to the cage this February. "Cyborg," who is currently rehabbing an ankle injury, will instead focus on defending her Invicta FC title. From her conversation with MMA Fighting: "I haven't fought in a long time. With this injury, I believe the best option now will be fight in my division. I can't wait anymore, I need read news >>
Alexander Gustafsson previews his UFC on FOX 14 main event against Anthony Johnson. read news >>
UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and his special brand of off-the-cage striking will likely be on display at Saturday’s UFC 181 event. It’ll basically look nothing like this amateur MMA fight.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
- 30 days ago
- 500 views
Although the MMA industry is taking a break for the holiday, it returns with a vengeance in a week, and the crown jewel of the big weekend is UFC 181’s championship doubleheader. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Last weekend at Bellator's "Tito vs. Bonnar" event on Spike TV, it was revealed that an 18-year-old wrestling standout named Aaron Pico, styled by Bellator as "MMA's Greatest Prospect," had signed an exclusive contract with the Viacom-owned promotion. Just who exactly is Aaron Pico and why should the MMA community be on notice? Hyperbole aside, here are a few actual facts about Pico: The youngster is a former Junior Golden Gloves Champion and already has a FILA World Championship under his belt. read news >>
MMA prospect Aaron Pico spoke to BloodyElbow.com’s John Nash about his recent signing with Bellator, as well as his plans for the coming years. read news >>
Anthony Johnson talks about his UFC on FOX 14 fight against Alexander Gustafsson in Sweden. read news >>
The MMA Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday's show: 1:00 p.m. ET -- MMAFighting.com's Chuck Mindenhall will recap a very busy weekend in mixed martial arts. 1:25 p.m. -- Metamoris founder Ralek Gracie will break some news regarding this weekend's Metamoris V event. 1:45 p.m. -- Veteran Yves Edwards will discuss Saturday's fight against Akbarh Arreola at UFN 57. 2:05 p.m. -- Nick Diaz will preview his UFC 183 showdown against Anderson Silva. 2:25 p.m. -- Anthony Johnson will t read news >>
Bellator MMA signs 18-year old promising prospect Aaron Pico to longterm contract. read news >>