Results for: Love fighting leads exWWE star Dave Bautista MMA debut in news

  • 2 years ago
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Dave Bautista spent the better part of a decade pretending to get punched in the face as a pro wrestler. Now that the 43-year-old heavyweight is less than a week away from his first chance to do it for real as a mixed martial arts fighter, he can hardly wait. The question he keeps hearing over and over - the one he can't seem to supply a satisfactory answer to - is, why? read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Former WWE star Dave Bautista (a.k.a. Batista) overcame first-fight jitters and an early attack from veteran Vince Lucero to win his MMA debut Saturday night in Providence, R.I. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Former WWE star and 43-year-old MMA newcomer Dave Bautista won his professional fighting debut on Saturday night.  Bautista, who didn't have an opponent secured until five days before the event, ultimately scored a TKO victory over replacement and MMA journeyman Vince Lucero.  The event took place at "CES MMA: Real Pain" at Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. It aired and streamed via pay-per-view. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Former WWE star and longtime MMA enthusiast Dave Bautista is slated for his pro-fighting debut on Oct. 6. The 43-year-old, perhaps best known as "Batista" during a WWE title reign, will fight New York-based heavyweight Rashid Evans (1-2 as an amateur) at a CES MMA event at Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I., TMZ today reported. Back in 2010, Bautista told MMAjunkie.com he in talks with Strikeforce about a possible deal. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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While it wasn't quite the same stage that fellow former WWE champion Brock Lesnar made when he moved to mixed martial arts, 43-year old Dave Bautista had a successful fighting debut on Saturday night and promises to deliver more in the future. read news >>

  • 17 hours ago
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Jiu-jitsu star Gabi Garcia won’t be making her mixed martial arts debut this month. The nine-time jiu-jitsu world champion and two-time ADCC gold medalist signed a contract with Brazilian promotion Jungle Fight to fight on March 28 in Sao Paulo, but decided to postpone her MMA debut to a future date. Jungle Fight president Wallid Ismail confirmed the news to MMAFighting.com. Garcia was originally set to compete for the first time in MMA on Dec. 23 in Tokyo, Japan, but Real Fight failed to find a read news >>

  • 3 days ago
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LOS ANGELS -- MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani, Marc Raimondi, and Dave Meltzer break down the top storylines coming out of UFC 184. Check out the post-fight show above. read news >>

  • a month ago
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LAS VEGAS -- MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani, Marc Raimondi, and Dave Meltzer break down the top storylines coming out of UFC 183. Check out the post-fight show above. read news >>

  • a month ago
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LAS VEGAS -- MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani, Dave Doyle, and Chuck Mindenhall break down the top storylines coming out of UFC 182. Check out the post-fight show above. read news >>

  • a month ago
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MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Dave Doyle take a closer look at the top storylines heading into Saturday night's UFC 182, including UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defending his title against Daniel Cormier in the main event. In the co-main event, Donald Cerrone squares off against Myles Jury.Check out the preview above. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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LAS VEGAS -- Former WWE star CM Punk discusses why he joined the UFC, his journey, why he left the WWE, how he has been received by other UFC fighters, when he first talked to Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta, how long he expects to compete, where he might train, when he might debut, and more. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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LAS VEGAS -- MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani, Dave Doyle, and Chuck Mindenhall break down the top storylines coming out of UFC 181. Check out the post-fight show above. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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MMA Fighting's E. Casey Leydon catches up with Kailin Curran before her UFC debut against Paige VanZant at UFC Fight Night 57 this Saturday night. Find out what drove Curran to fighting, what makes her nervous before a fight, and much more above. read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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So the mixed martial arts (MMA) community had its collective undies all up in a bunch -- complete with severe chafing -- after news broke that nine-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Gabi Garcia would be making her pro debut against a 42-year-old tomato can in Japan. Garcia, 28, clocks in at about 226 pounds, while Megumi Yabushita (19-22) competes at bantamweight. Turns out the fight isn't happening, as Garcia insists she is only interested in fighting girls who are of equal size. True, Ja read news >>

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