Since his promotional release in 2009, former UFC middleweight title challenger Thales Leites has won all but one of his six fights. Tonight, Leites gets the opportunity to avenge the lone defeat when he rematches fellow UFC vet Matt Horwich in the co-headliner of Amazon Forest Combat 2. Following knee surgery (actually, four surgeries in [...]
Archive for March, 2012
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Despite a contract dispute that’s hit the courts, Bellator CEO and chairman Bjorn Rebney said Vyacheslav “Slava” Vasilevsky will continue to compete for his organization. The fighter’s former home, M-1 Global, recently won a judgement in a Dutch court in relation to the fighter. Rebney, though, told MMAjunkie.com it won’t affect his [...]
Bellator had already seen one fighter miss weight during its sixth season and lose out on a tournament opportunity. But the promotion had never seen a tournament fail to reach its logical end because a fighter lost a fight with the scale, as Thiago Santos did when he came in 10 pounds over for the [...]
Bellator’s season-six welterweight-tournament fighters took center stage at Friday’s Bellator 63 event. Bellator has now released video highlights of the four opening-round matchups. They include David Rickels’ swift knockout of Jordam Smith, as well as Karl Amoussou’s dominant rear-naked-choke victory over Chris Lozano.
Bellator’s season-six welterweight-tournament semifinals are headed to Canada. Following their opening-round victories at Friday’s Bellator 63 event, officials announced the semifinal pairings include Ben Saunders vs. Bryan Baker and Karl Amoussou vs. David Rickels. They take place at Bellator 67, which is slated for May 4 at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada.
This fight on April 21st against Michael McDonald means a lot to me for several reasons. Of course, it offers me the chance to get another win in the UFC, move a step closer to the world title and continue my recent run of form. More than any of that, though, it feels great to [...]
MMA veteran Gilbert Yvel improved to 2-0 as a light heavyweight on Friday, as “The Hurricane” knocked out Houston Alexander in the first round of their Resurrection Fighting Alliance 2 main event at the Viaero Event Center, Kearney, NE. Alexander was doing a good job picking Yvel apart with jabs and leg kicks, however, with [...]
When Muhammed Lawal was cut by Strikeforce this week following a nine-month suspension, his future was thrown into disarray. For now, Lawal is still on the mend from recent knee surgery, but he may not have to wait long to find a new home. At least two promotions have stated their interest in the former [...]
It started harmlessly enough. Brandon Resnick, a teenager from Shanghai who fell in love with jiu-jitsu at the age of eight, had one of those type of ideas kids have. Why wasn’t there major mixed martial arts in China, he asked, naively ignoring a governmental stranglehold on organized competition. Someone should start a national promotion, [...]
LAS VEGAS – As UFC president Dana White has often said, live television ain’t easy. The latest reminder came on Friday’s new edition of “The Ultimate Fighter: Live” on FX, when what should have been a one-minute break between rounds turned into three. Welcome to the never-ending headaches of live television, White told MMAjunkie.com.