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August 15th 2014

RUMBLE QUERIES JONES ACCIDENT, WOULD LOVE TO KO “BULLY" OVEREEM

  Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson may well be closing in on a UFC light heavyweight title shot early in 2015, but there’s at least one heavyweight fight in the UFC that would capture his attention. And he believes it would do 205lb champion Jon Jones a favour in the process.   The Blackzilians standout, revitalised and riding a eight-fight win week after moving...
August 15th 2014

UFC Fight Night 47 weigh-in video and results.

Tomorrow night, top-ten UFC light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Ovince St. Preux will meet in the UFC Fight Night 47 main event to determine who moves further up the 205lb ladder. Also on Saturday's card, former 155lb number-one contender Gray Maynard returns to face British striking specialist Ross Pearson, while Brad Tavares will fight to break into the top 15 of...
August 15th 2014

Coenen "so excited" to be joining Bellator

It was announced yesterday that Bellator would be venturing back into the realm of women's MMA with the signings of Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd. Coenen has already hinted at a big upcoming announcement regarding her career earlier this week, with rumours circulating that she was to be signed by the Viacom-owned promotion along with Gina Carano. Now the Carano...
August 15th 2014

Gambling Guide: UFC Fight Night 47

So the UFC returns to our screens this weekend after a three week break. The break will be short lived as this is the first of six events in the next four weeks. I’ll be up front this week and say that I am favouring the underdogs at UFC Fight Night 47, pretty much all the way through. I’ll either be very wrong and counting my pennies or will be sitting very...
August 15th 2014

Garry Cook climbs UFC ladder, just as Dana White predicted

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is reshuffling its pack of international executive vice presidents, with current Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) head of operations Garry Cook coming out on top of the pile. The UFC confirmed this morning that Cook, who joined the organisation two years ago to head up the EMEA expansion, will take over as chief global...
August 15th 2014

[Video] Friday Fight: Rutten vs Yanagisawa

In this week's 'Friday Fight' we're getting seriously old-school as we look back on the very first pro fight of Bas Rutten's MMA career, under Pancrase rules. Rutten faced Ryushi Yanagisawa, an opponent who out-weighed him by 45lb, at the first Pancrase event in Japan, September 1993. In this full fight replay Bas gives his own play-by-play commentary of the fight,...
August 15th 2014

M-1 Challenge 50 weigh-in results

M-1 Challenge 50: Battle on Neva is set to go down today in St. Petersburg, Russia, and will be headlined by a heavyweight championship bout between Marcin Tybura and current champ Damian Grabowski. Also on the card is a second title fight, this one at 205lb, between champion Stephan Puetz and replacement opponent Luis Fernando 'Hulk' Miranda. Puetz was originally...
August 14th 2014

Throwback Thursday: Josh Koscheck on appreciating the hate

MMA veteran Josh Koscheck has done a lot to be proud of during his 10-year career in the sport. Having earned a spot on the first ever season of The Ultimate Fighter, Josh has gone on to compete in all but two of his 25 pro fights under the UFC banner and even earn a welterweight title shot. Now 36 years old, Koscheck will make his debut as a UFC on FOX analyst on...
August 14th 2014

Bader says St. Preux is “in for a rude awakening”

Top 10 UFC light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Ovince St. Preux are set to headline UFC Fight Night 47 this weekend. Bader should be the toughest test of St. Preux's career to­date but, although he is ranked below his opponent, Ovince doesn't seem all that impressed with the TUF 8 winner's skills. “I think he’s overrated,” OSP said on UFC Tonight. “Nothing...