Make your pick for the best MMA event from the first half of 2014 in Bloody Elbow's Half Year Awards.
Technically, we're about a month over the half-year mark, but with live MMA on TV every other minute, it's hard to fit something like this in when you have to cover the non-stop facepunching. Tim Burke used to run the Bloody Elbow half-year and year-end MMA awards, but he stepped down from the site to focus on selling expensive real estate in New York City.
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South Dakota’s first sanctioned MMA event is set for Aug. 22 at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D., with “RFA 17: Cochrane vs. Giagos.”Filed under: AXS TV Fights, News read news >>
Watch (or don't) this gruesome video from an MMA event in Brazil where a fighter breaks his leg much like how Anderson Silva did. read news >>
- 2 months ago
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File this one under "close call."
It's not uncommon to hear the phrase "dropping bombs" at a mixed martial arts (MMA) event.
But it's not supposed to be taken literally.
Unfortunately, a deranged lunatic had more than just ground-and-pound on his mind when he planned a suicide bombing at the upcoming M-1 Challenge 49: "Battle in the Mountains 3" event, which is expected to take place on June 7, 2014, in Dzheirakh, Ingushetia.
That's according to a report from SovSport.ru (via RG.ru), helpfully t read news >>
- 2 months ago
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NBC Sports Group and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) have reached a multi-year agreement that includes WSOF 11 becoming the first MMA event to air live on NBC. read news >>
- 3 months ago
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It's pretty rare to find a non-UFC pay-per-view MMA event these days, but that's what we have in Saturday night's Bellator 120. Originally slated to featured the rubber match between lightweight stars Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez, the card will instead be headlined by a light heavyweight clash between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal. So how big a splash will Bellator make by putting on a pay-to-watch card featuring Rampage and Tito Ortiz? Well, you're probably in no read news >>
- 4 months ago
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It wouldn't be a MMA event if something unusual didn't happen. In the second bout of the main card at UFC Fight Night 38 in Natal, Brazil, Michel Prazeres defeated Mairbek Taisumov, but did so as the Tiger Muay Thai team member earned not one, but two point deductions from referee Mario Yamasaki.
Prazeres began the bout by getting the takedown and moving to mount, but Taisumov was able to push the Brazilian into side control. Prazerus went for the north-south choke as he moved around, but couldn read news >>
- 9 months ago
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After the biggest Bellator MMA event to date, two of the organization's new champions have gotten a boost in this week's USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie.com MMA rankings. read news >>
Nick Diaz is taking a unique approach to online streaming of his inaugural WAR MMA event, allowing viewers to name their own price... or even watch for free. read news >>
Another tragedy has occurred following an amateur MMA event, this time in Michigan. Felix Pablo Elochukwu collapsed shortly after competing at an unregulated event on Friday in Port Huron and died Saturday. He was 35. read news >>
MMA Event Organizers: The potential economic impact of Mixed Martial Arts in New York great.
While lobbying in Albany this week Ultimate Fighting Championship officials said the economic impact of an event in upstate New York could be as high as $11.2 million dollars. The UFC is the top league for Mixed Martial Arts fighting.Roger Zapata is just one of over one hundred who trains out of Bruno Tostes' Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gym in Latham. Zapata is a professional fighter, with a 4-1 recor read news >>