Vinny Magalhaes was scheduled to fight twice in 36 days for Titan FC "assuming he's healthy," but it turns out he can't.
Magalhaes, who battled Keenan Cornelius to a draw in a grappling match at Metamoris 4 earlier this month, was forced out of Friday’s Titan FC 29 co-main event bout with Dustin Jacoby (9-3) due to a minor back injury. Strikeforce veteran Lucas Lopes (29-17) steps in the co-main event.
Titan FC COO Lex McMahon confirmed the news with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani on Tuesday. Head read news >>
In addition, fellow UFC veteran Vinny Magalhaes battled jiu-jitsu wunderkind Keenan Cornelius to a draw.
He lasted a praiseworthy amount of time against the best in the world, but 20 minutes is a long time.
In the main event of last night's (Aug. 9, 2014) entertaining Metamoris 4 grappling event, Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) absolute champion and all-around Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) legend Andre Galvao defeated former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title contender Chael Sonnen, tapping the read news >>
Can Chael Sonnen upset the best grappler in the world?
The former UFC title challenger is set to battle two-time jiu-jitsu world champion and two-time ADCC winner Andre Galvao in the main event of Metamoris 4 on Saturday night in Los Angeles, and most people doubt he can survive against that kind of competition.
Vinny Magalhaes, a longtime training partner of the "American Gangster", is a believer.
"Chael is physically stronger and heavier, and he has great takedowns. If he manages to keep the m read news >>
Vinny Magalhaes’ busy schedule just got busier.
The UFC veteran, who won a MMA fight in Mexico on July 19, has a grappling match scheduled for this Saturday at Metamoris 4 and a title fight coming up at Titan FC 30, got one more bout.
"Vinny is stepping up to fight Dustin Jacoby in the co-main of the August 22nd card," Titan FC president and CEO Jeff Aronson told MMAFighting.com. "He’s a true company guy."
Magalhaes, who is set to take on Keenan Cornelius in a no-gi match on Aug. 9 and booked to read news >>
Vinny Magalhaes’ busy run won’t end until late September, and he wants to go 3-0 in three months.
A former UFC light heavyweight, "Pezao" returned to the win column in MMA with a first-round submission over Jorge Gonzalez in Mexico, and he’s scheduled to meet Jason Brilz for the vacant Titan FC 205-pound title on Sept. 26. Sandwiched between the MMA bouts is Metamoris 4, where he faces Keenan Cornelius in a no-gi match this Saturday in Los Angeles.
"I fought in MMA three weeks ago and I have ano read news >>
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Four UFC vets will vie for two Titan FC titles.
Titan Fighting Championship (Titan FC) is giving away some gold.
Hoping to get their hands on it will be Matt Riddle and Ben Saunders, who sling leather for the 170-pound title at the upcoming Titan FC 29 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which takes place on Aug. 22, 2014 at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
That's according to a report from MMA Fighting.
Riddle (8-3, 2 NC) won his Titan FC debut with a submission win over Michael read news >>
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There is no love lost between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva.
The feud between the "Gangster from West Linn" and the "Axe Murderer" has been cooking hot for the past few years, as each fighter has been quick to use interviews and other media spots to launch verbal missiles in the other's direction. Sonnen's efforts were made in an attempt to get the former Pride champion to agree on a date to dance inside the Octagon, and the former two-divisional title challenger will get his wish when their read news >>
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The Titan Fighting Championships will crown a new light heavyweight champion.
Vinny Magalhaes and Jason Brilz, initially expected to fight at Titan FC 28, will battle for the vacant 205-pound championship later this year, the Brazilian confirmed to MMAFighting.com on Monday.
"There’s no date yet," he said, "but I believe it’s going to be on July or August."
Magalhaes (10-7, 1 no-contest) makes his return to MMA after being released by the UFC in 2012, while Brilz (22-5-1) enters the cage riding read news >>
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Because what better place to air your grievances than online?
In the immortal words of Debbie Harry: Call me!
Despite wrapping up its "Carl vs. Palhares" mixed martial arts (MMA) event last weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada (results), World Series of Fighting (WSOF) in back in the headlines.
But its latest round of fights aren't taking place inside the cage.
It all started when Josh Burkman asked for his WSOF release online, citing issues with his current contract. Fellow UFC veteran Vinny Magalhaes read news >>
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World Series of Fighting certainly had an interesting evening. Kicking the night off with Josh Burkman asking for his release, a spat between UFC veteran Vinny Magalhaes and WSOF Vice President and match maker Ali Abdel-Aziz quickly spiraled out of control into an uncomfortable and frankly embarrassing back and forth.
Chiming in on Burkman's contract situation, Magalhaes pegged Abdel-Aziz as the impetus for the welterweight wanting out of the promotion. Once Abdel-Aziz responded the action reall read news >>
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Former Bellator light heavyweight Raphael Davis has been signed by Titan Fighting Championships for a main event spot against Jason Brilz on their April 25th show in Kansas City.
Former UFC fighter Vinny Magalhaes had the unfortunate double dose of bout withdrawals following his recent staph infection, which required hospitalization. Not only was he out of his scheduled BJJ showdown with Keenan Cornelius at last Saturday's Metamoris 3, but his MMA bout against Jason Brilz at TitanFC 28 in April read news >>