Phil Baroni's run in Bellator has quickly come to an end.
According to sources close to the promotion, Bellator recently released Baroni after losing via first-round TKO to Karo Parisyan in his promotional debut last month.
Baroni initially announced the news via his Twitter account, however, he has since deleted those tweets. He did some Twitter venting though, which appears to be tied to the news: 14months I sat.Did my own rehab.Learned 2walk,again.No income no help.Worked as mover.Limping.hur read news >>
With UFC Fight Night 47: "Bader vs. St. Preux" coming to a close late last night (Sat., Aug. 16, 2014) -- and the Light Heavyweight clash between fringe division contenders Ryan Bader and Ovince St. Preux closing the promotion's successful return to FOX Sports 1 -- check out the LIVE post-fight press conference video stream below from Bangor, Maine, featuring company president Dana White and all the other important mixed martial arts (MMA) players. read news >>
The hunt is on ... for real.
It's no joke.
Duane "Dog" Chapman is hot on the trail of Jon Koppenhaver, a.k.a. "War Machine," who is wanted by law enforcement in Las Vegas, Nevada, after an alleged early-morning sadistic rampage that put his ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack, in the hospital with a host of horrific injuries.
The damage done was remarkable (photo evidence).
"Dog," of course, is the world's most famous bounty hunter thanks to a hit show on A&E (and now CMT) that followed him and his crew read news >>
Bellator is close to getting back into the women's MMA business.
According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the new Bellator regime -- led by former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker -- is interested in adding at least one women's division to the promotion, with featherweight (145 pounds) being the leading candidate right now.
On Monday, rumors online stated that Bellator had signed Gina Carano, but Coker told MMAFighting.com that those rumors were not true. However, sources have confirmed read news >>
A pair of strawweight prospects are close to making their UFC debuts in Canada later this year.
According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Paige VanZant vs. Kailin Curran (pictured) is in the works for UFC Fight Fight 54 Night in Halifax, N.S. Both fighters have agreed to the bout.
VanZant (3-1) was originally slated to be a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 20, however, once the UFC realized she was just 20 years old they pulled her from the show. The age cutoff on TUF is 21. A mem read news >>
Roger Gracie took a year out to decide his fighting future, and he might find a new home in Asia.
The last member of the Gracie family to enter the UFC Octagon, Gracie had decided to return to jiu-jitsu competition and retire from MMA, but a really good offer changed his plans.
Sources close to the situation confirmed to MMAFighting.com that the jiu-jitsu specialist is close to signing a deal with One FC.
The Strikeforce and UFC veteran, who competed in the middleweight division in his past thre read news >>
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With UFC on FOX 12: "Lawler vs. Brown" coming to a close last night (Sat., July 26, 2014) -- and the welterweight clash between top-ranked division contenders Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown closing the promotion's successful return to network television (watch their "Fight of the Night" here) check out the post-fight press conference video replay embedded above from San Jose, Calif., featuring promotion president Dana White, along with all the other important mixed martial arts (MMA) players. read news >>
With UFC on FOX 12: "Lawler vs. Brown" coming to a close earlier evening (Sat., July 26, 2014) -- and the Welterweight clash between top-ranked division contenders Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown closing the promotion's successful return to network television -- check out the LIVE post-fight press conference video stream below from San Jose, Calif., featuring company president Dana White and all the other important mixed martial arts (MMA) players. read news >>
That was a close one.
The main card of tonight's (Sat., July 26, 2014) UFC on Fox 12: "Lawler vs. Brown" network television event at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, kicked off with a lightweight battle pitting perennial contender Josh Thomson against up-and-coming heavy hitter Bobby Green, who took the bout on short notice as an injury replacement for Michael Johnson.
The two were feeling each other out early, Green playing the role of the aggressor while Thomson fire off hard counter sh read news >>
No, there won't be a stadium show in Brazil as first rumored, but there are a few more UFC cards lined up for the South American nation to end the year.
The UFC has been to Brazil three times this year, but they've got four more events lined up before the year is over. Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting has confirmed the remaining Brazil schedule for 2014, which does not include the rumored stadium show in Curitiba: UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski on September 13th in Brasilia.
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Last week, UFC president Dana White hinted that significant news about the potential fighting future of pioneering women's MMA star Gina Carano could come down this week.
Well, it's already been a banner week filled with blockbuster news, but as of yet, a deal to bring her in for a presumed title fight against women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has yet to get done.
However, substantial progress has been made toward getting a deal done, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesda read news >>