The Jan. 21 event will be headlined by the titular middleweight confrontation pitting Japanese showman Ikuhisa Minowa against UFC veteran Kendall Grove. Going down at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, the event will also feature a bout pitting Brent Schermerhorn against Kaleo Gambill.
A silver medalist in freestyle wrestling at the 2004 Athens Games, McMann has fought four times in 2011 after several opponent issues delayed her professional debut. The 31-year-old has yet to stumble as a mixed martial artist, finishing three of her four conquered foes by knockout or submission. Most recently, McMann submitted Raquel Pa’aluhi via third-round keylock at ProElite 1 in August.
Formerly the Smackgirl middleweight champion, Akano, 37, has fought for Bodog, Jewels and Strikeforce over the course of her seven-year career. The Japanese standout has won three of her last four fights, earning victories over Chisa Yonezawa and Roxanne Modafferi in March and July, respectively. Known for her skill on the mat, “Girlfight Monster” holds 14 of her 18 career wins by submission.view original article >>
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A welterweight fight is the latest addition to next month’s UFC return to Sweden.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
A second title will be on the line next month when Victory FC returns to Kansas. Filed under: News read news >>
The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale has added a bout with a pair of unbeaten lightweight prospects.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Sid Bice (6-1) takes on veteran Cody Land (14-8) in a 125-pound co-main event at LFA: Sioux Falls Fight Night 1 in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Friday. read news >>
MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guest “Big” John McCarthy.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
A bout between heavyweight veteran Cheick Kongo and Augusto Sakai will complete Bellator 179’s main card, the promotion announced today.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>
Veteran MMA referee John McCarthy doesn’t believe fighters should be able to dope. But when it comes to the sport’s health risks, he sees weight-cutting as an even bigger issue.Filed under: Featured, read news >>
Jordon Larson (7-3) will look to rebound against veteran Dakota Cochrane (27-11) in a main card 170-pound at Friday's LFA: Sioux Falls Fight Night 1. read news >>