- 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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21 November 2014 - Beijing, China: Asia's largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, ONE Fighting Championshi (ONE FC), has announced that ONE FC: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS is set to take place at the The Gymnasium of National Olympic Sports Centre in Beijing on 19 December. Top Chinese bantamweights will collide as former pan pacific champion Ji Xian faces the undefeated Song Ya Dong. Top lightweight contenders Vincent Latoel and Adrian Pang will clash in the co-main event. Als read news >>
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held weighs ins for UFC Fight Night 57 earlier today (Fri., Nov. 21, 2014), and saw all of the 24 fighters scheduled to compete on the card make weight, which means the 12-bout line-up that goes down tomorrow night in Austin, Texas is now official. Conclusion of the weigh-ins means tomorrow night's fights, headlined by a featherweight showdown pitting Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson, are one-step closer to becoming a reality. All that remains are the winners an read news >>
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua has been fighting for over a decade and, while still fairly young at 32 years old, wins have been hard to come by. On November 8, Rua took on late replacement Ovince St. Preux in a five-round, light heavyweight tilt at UFC Fight Night 56. The results were disastrous. The Haitian finished Rua in dramatic fashion in the very first round, handing the Brazilian another TKO loss. The fight marked the first time in his career that he has suffered back-to-back TKO losses. "I'm goi read news >>
Kazushi Sakuraba was the first fighter to defeat Renzo Gracie at PRIDE, and he did it by breaking his arm with a kimura. Fourteen years later, they will meet again. Sakuraba and Gracie, who haven’t competed in since 2011 and 2010, respectively, agreed to meet in a 20-minute submission-only grappling match at Metamoris 5 on Nov. 22, and the Brazilian veteran is happy to finally earn a chance to avenge that loss to "The Gracie Hunter." "I dropped everything I was doing to take this match," Gracie read news >>
Renzo Gracie reveals a story about Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort nearly coming to blows in a hotel lobby in Abu Dhabi back in the Pride FC days. read news >>
RFA’s December show in California has a new participant vying for the vacant lightweight title.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, MMA Rumors, News read news >>
PRIDE veteran Dong Sik Yoon continues to make the most of his return to MMA, plus a pair of brutal knockouts, in this week's Beyond the Octagon. In the main event of last Thursday's Tachi Palace Fights 21, Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Ricky Legere Jr. (19-6, 1-0 Bellator, 1-0 Strikeforce) looked to make his first welterweight title defense since capturing the belt this past summer. Challenging him was Max Griffin (10-1-0), whose power would prove too much for Legere. Mid-way through the firs read news >>
Hans Nijman, best known in MMA circles for being one of the participants in the 2000 Pride World Grand Prix tournament, was shot to death on Wednesday in front of a gym he partially owned in Holland in what was reported in the local media as a gangland killing. Hans Nijman, a kickboxer and pro wrestler in Japan who fought in the now-legendary Pride Open Weight Grand Prix tournament in 2000, was shot to death on Wednesday while in his car in front of a gym he partially owned in Beverwijk, Holland read news >>
- 14 days ago
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Former UFC champ and PRIDE legend Mauricio Rua suffered his second consecutive knockout loss, this time in just 34 seconds. It’s easy to say he shouldn’t keep doing this to himself, but harder to say what he should replace it with.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC (...) read news >>
- 17 days ago
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Former Pride Fighting Championships competitor Hans Nijman was killed in a drive-by shooting in the Netherlands. It is being reported that former Pride Fighting Championships competitor Hans Nijman was killed in a drive-by shooting in the Netherlands. According to several local news outlets, Nijman, who allegedly holds ties to Dutch organized crime, was gunned down while sitting in his car in front of his own gym. It appears the assailants used automatic weapons to execute Nijman, before taking read news >>