- 2 years ago
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Fedor Emelianenko has his next opponent.
The longtime PRIDE champion will meet former UFC heavyweight-title challenger Pedro Rizzo on June 21, M-1 official Evgeni Kogan today announced via Twitter.
Fighters such as Bobby Lashley and Rolles Gracie previously were rumored for the slot, but it'll instead go to 37-year-old Rizzo.
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In a time when MMA wasn’t regulated by an independent body, promoters could do anything they wanted. According to MMA legend Renzo Gracie, that’s how things worked when PRIDE was launched. In March of 1998, PRIDE 2 featured four Japanese fighters at the Yokohama Arena, and Sanae Kikuta was the one matched against Renzo Gracie. According to the Brazilian, he was drugged by the promoters the day before the fight. "I don’t sleep. I can sleep two hours and a half and I can work, I can think, I can r read news >>
Former PRIDE champ and UFC veteran Wanderlei Silva is less than thrilled after being handed a lifetime ban by the Nevada State Athletic Commission Tuesday, and he isn't shy about saying so. The Axe Murderer was issued a precedent-setting lifetime ban by the commission, per Luke Thomas of MMA Fighting, after refusing a random drug test issued back in May. In an interview with Brazilian media outlet Combate, Silva went on a tirade blasting the decision, noting some inconsistencies in recent ruling read news >>
The brother of MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko and PRIDE veteran Aleksander Emelianenko (23-7) according to the head of Russian MMA promotion Coliseum Fighting Championship, Oleg Raevskiy, will not... read news >>
The hammer has come down on former Pride champion and MMA legend Wanderlei Silva. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has banned Silva for life from MMA and handed down a sizable $70,000 fine. He was called before the commission in regard to an incident in May where he reportedly ran away from a Nevada State Athletic Commission representative who requested he submit to a random drug test. The hearing was broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass. Silva did not appear at the hearing and did not phone int read news >>
- 10 days ago
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Relatively quiet since his 2012 retirement, former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko granted a rare, lengthy interview with AXS TV's Michael Schiavello. The son of an amateur boxer and a gymnast, Emelianenko began training in Sambo at age 11, but says he only started realizing his potential after serving in the Russian Army from 1995 to 1997. When he arrived in PRIDE in 2002, no one could have predicted the sort of run Emelianenko would put together. Despite an unblemished record of 1 read news >>
Wanderlei Silva is hanging up his gloves after one of the most storied careers in MMA history. The famed light heavyweight made the announcement via a YouTube video on Friday afternoon. "I am stepping down from the ring. After today, Wanderlei Silva will not fight again," he said. "My career is over. Because I don't have a stage to perform, where the athletes get the proper respect. For these reasons, I have had enough." Silva is most known for his days in PRIDE as the middleweight champion, but read news >>
Former Pride champion and UFC veteran Wanderlei Silva on Friday released a video announcing his retirement and did not mince words when it came to the way the UFC treats its fighters. read news >>
The mma legend, former Pride champ and UFC fan favorite released a video today announcing his retirement and harshly criticizing the UFC. Big news from Brazil. MMA legend Wanderlei Silva today released a YouTube video announcing his retirement. The 38-year-old Silva goes out with a 35-12-1 pro record which includes a four year, 18 fight undefeated streak wherein he held the Pride Middleweight (200 pound) title and notched wins over legends Kazushi Sakuraba, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Dan Henders read news >>
Former Lightweight champion and Pride superstar Takanori Gomi looks to stay relevant against the surging prospect Myles Jury. Phil and David ponder the infinite possibilities. Lightweight Takanori Gomi vs. Myles Jury One-sentence summary? Faded legend returns to his home country of Japan to take on a surging, undefeated young fighter from the US OR Vegas obsessed Dragonball Z character takes on fighter from that hit show about drunkards masturbating in each another's sushi. Who are these guys? T read news >>
"Big Country" suggests UFC matchmakers have given Velasquez the same opponents over his last five fights in order to preserve him as division champion. Roy Nelson has said some pretty interesting things during his tenure with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Just ask Dana White. But the most recent comments he gave to FOX Sports aimed at current heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, might top them all. Aside from suggesting that UFC is protecting Cain as champ by pairing him up against the read news >>