Day 2 Entry 3 - A city of tragic beauty I love thee, Peter's own creation; I love thy stiff and stately sight, Broad Neva's powerful fluxation, Her great embankments' granite might, Inwrought designs of iron gateways, Thy still, transparent, thoughtful nights When soft and silvery moonless glimmer Enters my room-and, without lights, I read and write past midnight chiming, While, clear cut, sleep the giant buildings Along the empty streets, and higher Soars bright, the Admiralty spire. And, the d read news >>
Bloody Elbow's preseason ranking of the nation's best twelve college wrestling continues with the number 3 entry: Cornell University. At this point in the rankings, I'm really splitting hairs. All the remaining teams are so loaded with talent that I dread putting one ahead of another. I won't lie, I want Cornell to win its first national wrestling championship in March; I think it would really shake up the wrestling establishment as Cornell would only be the first private, non-big conference sch read news >>
While Jake Lindsey’s UFC debut didn’t go as planned, he’s looking at his next fight as his true entry into the UFC. read news >>
In the final entry of the ranking of the 20 greatest wrestling matches between future MMA stars, Bloody Elbow takes a look back at the 2001 wrestle off between Matt Lindland and Dan Henderson. Dan Henderson and Matt Lindland picked a strange object of their athletic devotions. I’m not talking about MMA, I’m speaking of the almost universally misunderstood sport of Greco-Roman wrestling I can’t prove it with numbers or any other reliable evidence, but my experiences tell me that the vast number o read news >>
China will open up its market for commercial sporting events, which could mean an easier entry for the UFC. During the last two decades, China has imposed rules where government approval is required for all private entities that wish to host sporting events in the country. It's a state-dominated industry, and that process includes mandatory fees for sports 'watchdogs' which they base on the company's 'importance' and 'ability to attract advertisers'. This has hindered some private investors and read news >>
From Yahoo Sports: Lauren Murphy took her 8-year-son to a jiu-jitsu academy in Alaska. He didn't like it. She did. read news >>
- 7 months ago
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SAO PAULO – Alexander Yakovlev knew he didn’t have to agree to travel to Brazil for his UFC debut, not to mention accept a fight with Demain Maia. But he also never considered turning it down.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
- 8 months ago
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They didn't fall? Inconceivable!... The Bellator PPV numbers are in and they're much higher than anyone expected. For most the expected buy rate for Bellator's first PPV was somewhere between 35-50,000, with anything over that being considered a pretty big win all around. The idea of pulling anywhere near 100,000 was largely thought of as a pipe dream. Something that only the WEC and Affliction had been able to come close to, and those companies were buoyed by rosters of top talent fighting in t read news >>
- 8 months ago
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Read Karim Zidan’s “diary entry” and musings regarding the pre- and post-fight happenings at Bellator 119 in Ontario. Covering Bellator MMA can take you to some obscure places. In my case, it has taken me to Windsor, Ontario, and now Orillia, Ontario - a place that I am certain, had I selected another career path, I would have never even known existed. It is an odd, yet somewhat fitting setting for MMA's No. 2 promotion: a remote location and a Casino. Instead of returning to BloodyElbow with a read news >>
As dour as the IOC's removal of wrestling from the Olympics is, UFC president Dana White says that he "can't be the guy to try and run out and save wrestling." read news >>
- 2 years ago
- 124 views
Marlon Sandro has been so close to the mountaintop he could practically have reached out to plant his flag. Twice.
But twice, he has come up short. Friday, Sandro begins the road back to what he hopes is another appearance in a Bellator tournament championship - and what he hopes ultimately will be a different result.
Sandro meets Dustin Neace at Bellator 81 with the hope of setting the tone for a breakout 2013.
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- 2 years ago
- 132 views
Rick Hawn didn't have it easy, but his entry into Bellator's season-six lightweight tourney proved to be the right decision.
Hawn outpointed a game Brent Weedman to win the eight-man competition at Bellator 70, which took place tonight at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
Additionally, Luis Nogueira advanced to the finals of the bantamweight tournament with an impressive KO of Hiroshi Nakamura, and heavyweight champ Cole Konrad skated through his first title defense.
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- 3 years ago
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Bryan Baker, a Bellator Fighting Championships veteran who's revealed
his battle with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) just this past year,
left Saturday's Bellator 43 event with a king's ransom.
In addition to a signature career win over Joe Riggs, the knockout
earned him entry into Bellator's season-five middleweight tournament.
Oh yeah, he left First Council Casino in Newkirk, Okla., with a new fiancee, as well.
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- 5 years ago
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A new blog entry posted late Wednesday under Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s name on the fighter’s official Web site says the former UFC light heavyweight champion will be returning to the promotion to complete his contract. read news >>