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April 8th 2014

Bellator 115 salaries - Kongo tops payroll

Although he didn't walk away with the heavyweight championship this past weekend, Cheick Kongo was the highest earner among the 18 athletes who competed at Bellator 115. His opponent, the victorious champion Vitaly Minakov, was the second-highest paid competitor earning a total of $35K.  The total payout for the event was $160K, meaning an even spread of the pot...
April 8th 2014

Sonnen vs Silva, JDS vs Miocic given new dates

Two of the UFC's most high-profile upcoming bouts, Chael Sonnen vs Wanderlei Silva and Junior Dos Santos vs Stipe Miocic, have both been moved to new venues. UFC president Dana White recently confirmed the changes, although a specific reason was not stated. Sonnen vs Silva will now take place at UFC 175 on July 5th in Las Vegas. The card features a middleweight...
April 7th 2014

Jake Shields cut by the UFC

#11-ranked welterweight Jake Shields has been released from the UFC. The announcement comes after the former Strikeforce middleweight champ lost his most recent outing against top 170lb contender Hector Lombard, ending a four-fight unbeaten streak. Although he came into the UFC with some hype behind him, having defended his title against the legendary and...
April 7th 2014

Bruce Lee to feature in EA Sports UFC video game

The UFC and EA Sports have joined forces to bring back martial arts legend Bruce Lee in the form of a playable video game character in the upcoming EA Sports UFC title. “I’m a huge Bruce Lee fan,” Dana White told USA TODAY Sports. “Having him as a character in the game is fun. Any time Bruce Lee can be involved in the UFC, I’m in. I love it.” Martial...
April 7th 2014

[Gallery] Gzim Selmani defeats Oli Thompson at BAMMA 15

Albanian heavyweight Gzim Selmani choked out former UFC competitor Oli Thompson in just 18 seconds at this past weekends BAMMA 15 event. The card also featured an impressive three championship bouts and TUF: Smashes lightweight finalist Colin 'Freakshow' Fletcher, who edged a decision against 16-16 Tony Hervey. See the full list of results below. Gzim Selmani...
April 7th 2014

Holly Holm won Legacy FC title with broken arm

It has been revealed that, not only did Holly Holm win the inaugural Legacy FC women's bantamweight title in devastating fashion, but she did so with a broken arm. Holm defeated Juliana Werner at Legacy FC 30 this past Friday via head kick in the fifth round to become the promotion's first ever 135lb female champ. Considering her exceptional boxing skills and status...
April 7th 2014

Bellator 115 results

Former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo came up short in his first title shot in a major promotion this past weekend at Bellator 115. Defending champ Vitaly Minakov established a strong lead by controlling his opponent for the first three rounds, although Minakov was deducted one point for two illegal groin shots in the opening round. Although Kongo had some moments of...
April 7th 2014

Ben Askren to make ONE FC debut on May 30

One FC, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization, has confirmed it will return to Singapore on May 30th with ONE FC: HONOR & GLORY. Undefeated former Bellator champion Ben Askren makes his promotional debut on the card against Bakhtiyar Abbasov. Askren finished his wrestling career at the University of Missouri with a record of 153-8. He has won 91 of...
April 4th 2014

KONGO ACHIEVING DREAMS WITH BELLATOR

It’s not often fighters' careers hit new heights after they leave the UFC, but Cheick Kongo aims to complete the best six months of his MMA career tonight by capturing gold at Bellator 115 in Reno, Nevada. The Frenchman ran through the field in his heavyweight tournament initiation at the end of last year, just weeks after walking away from a new Octagon...