international Fight week

INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK!

With a while week of events taking place in what promises to be a great week for fight fans!  Las Vegas will play host to everything from fight art galleries, to a ufc concert, right through to exhibitions and weigh ins all ending in the awesome fight card on the 6th ufc 175!

So without further delay let’s get into the big show!

UFC 175 takes place this Saturday July 6, and will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

The card will Feature 2 Championship bouts as Chris Weidman will look to defend his Middleweight Title against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida. Rowdy Ronda Rousey will be defending her Bantamweight title for the 4th time inside the Octagon against the always game Alexis Davis.

Main Card PPV

Middleweight Championship
Chris Weidman (c) vs. Lyoto Machida

Women’s Bantamweight Championship
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Alexis Davis

HW Stefan Struve vs. Matt Mitrione
MW Uriah Hall vs. Thiago Santos
BW Marcus Brimage vs. Russell Doane

Prelims on Fox Sports 1

BW Urijah Faber vs. Alex Caceres
WW Kenny Robertson vs. Ildemar Alcantara
MW Chris Camozzi vs. Bruno Santos
BW George Roop vs. Rob Font

Prelims on Fight Pass

MW Luke Zachrich vs. Guilherme Vasconcelos
MW Kevin Casey vs. Bubba Bush

 

ON A  SIDE NOTE: welcome back to the skyscraper Stefan Struve!

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Fight Night 44 Results and Post presser

In a great night of fights. We saw a great Headliner between Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens, the results and post fight presser are below.

 

Main Card

Featherweight Cub Swanson def. Jeremy Stephens Decision (unanimous) (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) 5 5:00
Catchweight (172.75 lbs) Kelvin Gastelum def. Nicholas Musoke Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Cezar Ferreira def. Andrew Craig Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Ricardo Lamas def. Hacran Dias Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Clint Hester def. Antonio Braga Neto Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Joe Ellenberger def. James Moontasri Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Lightweight Carlos Diego Ferreira def. Colton Smith Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 0:38
Bantamweight Cody Gibson def. Johnny Bedford TKO (punches) 1 0:38
Middleweight Marcelo Guimarães def. Andy Enz Decision (split) (27-30, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Ray Borg def. Shane Howell Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 2:17
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Heavyweight Oleksiy Oliynyk def. Anthony Hamilton Submission (neck crank) 1 2:18

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Fight Night 43 results and post presser

Fight Night 43 was held in NZ below are the RESULTS and post fight presser.

(so look away if your like me and watching late! Don’t ask how i’m posting this it’s blind so typos may be below!)

Middleweight Nate Marquardt def. James Te Huna Submission (armbar) 1 4:34
Heavyweight Jared Rosholt def. Soa Palelei Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Charles Oliveira def. Hatsu Hioki Submission (anaconda choke) 2 4:32
Welterweight Robert Whittaker def. Mike Rhodes Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight Jake Matthews def. Dashon Johnson Submission (triangle choke) 3 3:16
Flyweight Richie Vaculik def. Roldan Sangcha-an Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Vik Grujic def. Chris Indich TKO (punches) 1 4:55
Welterweight Neil Magny def. Rodrigo de Lima TKO (punches) 2 2:32
Featherweight Dan Hooker def. Ian Entwistle TKO (elbows) 1 3:34
Light Heavyweight Gian Villante def. Sean O’Connell Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00

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Bellator keeps buying up old dogs with big names

After nearly a year away from the sport, Phil Baroni is set for a return to action at Bellator 122 in Temecula, Calif.

Sherdog.com has confirmed with sources close to the situation that the “New York Bad Ass” will in fact take on Karo Parisyan in a welterweight bout on July 25.

Following a stint overseas fighting for promotions like One Fighting Championship and Dream, the 38-year-old will look to bounce back from a dislocated ankle and broken fibula suffered in a fight against Nobutatsu Suzuki at One FC 9. Baroni had been publicly campaigning for a bout against Ben Askren, but since has parted ways with the largest MMA promotion in Asia.

Parisyan is coming off the first TKO finish of his career, when he brutally dispelled of Ron Keslar at Bellator 116. “The Heat” still has plenty to offer, as he will enter the fight at only 31 years of age.

Bellator 122 goes down at Pechanga Resort and Casino and features the promotion’s middleweight tournament final between Brett Cooper and Brandon Halsey.

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Scott Coker – an open letter to the fans

Thursday, the former Strikeforce CEO released a letter to mixed martial arts fans regarding his immediate plans for Bellator MMA.

“My first order of business is to take a look at the Bellator roster and determine all the exciting possibilities that are in store for the future,” Coker said. “Our goal is to make every Bellator event feel big and special which is a huge win for fighters, advertisers, and of course — and most importantly — you, the fans. I’ve been on the phone with dozens of fighters and to hear the excitement in their voices has been incredibly encouraging.”

Coker went on to emphasize his desire to grow Bellator MMA in the industry and become an organization fighters strive to compete for, as opposed to being a last resort. On June 25, Bellator parted ways with 19 fighters who had previously been under contract.

“We want Bellator to be a first-choice destination for the best fighters in the world and we want our events to showcase the fun side of the sport — the personality and showmanship that makes MMA so entertaining,” Coker added. “This is the best sport in the world and we want our events to demonstrate that for all to see.”

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The news is at it again

It seems like the news is at it AGAIN!

Reporting what was a classic B & E disturbance.  Where 3 men entered a man’s property at night. And it had turned to a tradgedy.   They have decided to highlight the fact the VICTIM was an MMA fighter.

 

Personally I think under the circumstancesc, given 3 men entered his property,  not only was the victim very lucky but they training probably saved his life.

I’m glad his family is ok and I hope he is not charged with anything in the future. Out of the incident.

 

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Bellator 120 goes to REPLAY on spike

If you missed Bellator MMA’s recent pay-per-view debut, you can watch a replay next month on Spike TV.

Officials today announced that Bellator 120, which initially took place May 17, will re-air Friday, July 18, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The replay takes place a week before the organization’s next “Summer Series” event, Bellator 122, and on the eve of UFC Fight Night 46.

Bellator 120 took place at Landers Center in Southaven, Miss. The five-bout main card followed prelims on Spike TV and Spike.com.

In the headliner, Quinton Jackson earned a controversial decision victory over fellow light heavyweight Muhammed Lawal, which prompted an already-legendary post-fight rant from “King Mo.” Additionally, Will Brooks upset Michael Chandler to win an interim lightweight title.

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UFC gets the HAKA welcome

For Commonwealth countries around the world and Rugby nations alike, they are all too familiar with this traditional warrior spirit of combative dance entrance…

Although I’m An Aussie I thought the least I could do is provide a NON Zuffa version of the Haka below so that the American Crowd doesn’t look at it as some weird ass fairy dance….

LOL I’ve seen it a few times and it IS actually quite an awesome thing to watch when done in the right spirit and not on an airstrip for a camera with 2 spear men!
It can definately add intensity to any sports match for the teams when they are about to get into it!

(ie. video below the Zuffa one)

 

(a real version, not a ZUFFA promotional hired version)

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