New Bellator president Scott Coker discusses the state of the promotion in his first extended interview since replacing Bjorn Rebney. read news >>
GLORY's new CEO says his kickboxing promotion will be back in action in late October. In addition, their Spike TV deal is renewed, Amsterdam and Paris are possible destinations, and "the door is open on all possibilities" with Bellator MMA.
GLORY Sports International and its board of directors have announced on Tuesday morning (Aug. 19, 2014) that Sports-Entco founder and president, John J. Franklin, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the global kickboxing promotion. read news >>
Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez remains under contract with the promotion, but the lawyers for the formerly embattled pair are in talks about the fighter’s future, according to Bellator President Scott Coker. Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rumors, News read news >>
The European-based Cage Warriors promotion is adding a new element to its fight night bonus structure.
According to CWFC CEO Graham Boylan, the promotion will award $2,000 (USD) to any fighter who ends his fight via any of these finishes:
1. Head kick knockout2. Twister3. Knee bar 4. Heel hook5. Gogoplata6. Flying knee knockout7. Superman punch knockout8. Gone in 60 seconds (KO)9. Spinning knockout10. Slam knockout
Boylan dubbed the new bonus structure a "bounty," and they will be in addition to read news >>
Bellator will make its second trip to Phoenix in September. The promotion, which held its 100th card in the city in 2013, returns a year later with a middleweight title in the main event.
Alexander Shlemenko, Bellator’s 185-pound champion, puts his belt on the line against tournament winner Brandon Halsey at the Grand Canyon University Arena on Sept. 26. In the co-main event, Patricky Freire meets Marcin Held in the lightweight tournament final.
Shlemenko (50-8), who successfully defended his ti read news >>
A highly anticipated flyweight matchup has been scratched from UFC Fight Night 49, as Tim Elliott has been forced to withdraw from a planned bout with Wilson Reis.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Sergio Moraes has been forced out of another UFC card with an injury, and the promotion brought another TUF: Brazil alum to replace him in Brasilia.
Expected to face Santiago Ponzinibbio at the UFC Fight Night 51 card on Sept. 13 in Brazil, Moraes suffered another knee injury, and will be replaced by Wendell Oliveira. UFC officially announced the change Monday night.
Oliveira (24-7) competed at the third season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, but failed to enter the house after losing a close s read news >>
Surging grappling promotion Metamoris held its fourth event this past weekend, and it was a star-studded affair that featured some notable names from the MMA world.
The evening's festivities kicked off with a dominant showing from Garry Tonon against one of Australia's top grapplers, Kit Dale. Tonon secured a nice guillotine choke in the midst of a scramble that secured the tapout in a matter of minutes.
Saulo Ribeiro and Rodrigo "Comprido" Medeiros put on an entertaining showcase of gi grapplin read news >>
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While the UFC pumps out enough promotion that fans can easily access its most aesthetically pleasing KOs, some of the second- and third-tier MMA organizations can't do the same.
Generally, undercard fights on promotions like Bellator MMA, ONE FC and Legacy FC, among many others, are often missed and then forgotten. And of course these promotions all produce gloriously violent KOs on a regular basis, highlight-reel finishes that deserve recognition.
Since many bona fide head-turning KOs go unnoti read news >>
Famed boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has purchased a substantial stake in One Fighting Championship, easily the largest mixed martial arts promotion in Asia today.
One FC CEO Victor Cui announced the news, which came out Sunday night via Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports. One FC subsequently confirmed the news through its Twitter feed: BREAKING NEWS: @MannyPacquiao purchases stake in @ONEFCMMA. Full story is on @YahooSports http://t.co/FtSu4HDwh5 @Kevinl #ONEFC
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And he's getting a little help from his friend and former UFC lightweight Antonio McKee.
If you want something done right, sometimes you have to do it yourself.
That's why longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Quinton Jackson helped start Conquest Fighting, an amateur MMA promotion with two shows (quietly) under its belt. That includes "Summer Rumble," which took place just over a week ago in Garden Grove, California.
But why go through the hassle of starting a new promotion when a number of read news >>