Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Ben Askren Defends Title Against Russian Andrey Koreshkov July 31
The Summer Series continues for Bellator MMA as the promotion returns to Albuquerque Wednesday, July 31 as the Santa Ana Star Center will play host to reigning Bellator Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren defending his title against Russian phenom Andrey Koreshkov live on Spike TV. The night will also feature the long awaited conclusion to the welterweight tournament finals as Douglas Lima takes faces Ben Saunders in a second epic battle, while featherweights collide as Patricio Pitbull returns to battle Rob Emerson.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Matt “Deep Waters” Riddle Official For Bellator Welterweight Tournament
With a division already boasting the likes of Ben Askren, Paul Daley, Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders, Andrey Koreshkov and Karl Amoussou, Matt Riddle knows he will be swimming in “Deep Waters” when he enters the Bellator welterweight tournament this fall as Bellator has signed a long-term promotional agreement with the controversial Pennsylvania native. Riddle joins Bellator coming off four straight victories with the UFC.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Begins June 19
As Bellator prepares for its long awaited Summer Series return, the full fight card has been completed as Bellator MMA returns to WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma Wednesday, June 19 live on Spike TV. The night will feature a lightweight world championship fight between reigning Bellator champion, Michael Chandler, as he defends his belt against Dave Jansen. The night will also feature the start of the heavyweight and light heavyweight tournaments, as well as the return of the always controversial War Machine.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
“CFFC 24: Sullivan vs. Becker” Results And Photos
From the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City N.J. the Cage Fighting Fury Championships brought together a stellar fight card for "CFFC 24: Sullivan vs. Becker" with a main event featuring the dangerous Brandon Becker in an attempt to take the title from Welterweight Champion George Sullivan. The co-main event presented Sean “Shorty Rick” Santella putting his title on the line against Dave Morgan.
“ECC 17: Rise Of Champions” Recap And Photos
A packed Halifax Forum played host to an action packed night of fights for "Extreme Cage Combat 17: Rise of Champions." The evening was filled with furious action and quick finishes in addition to a cancelled fight and medical emergency in the crowd that delayed the action by 30minutes. Champions were crowned and challenges were made tonight in Nova Scotia.
Friday, May 10, 2013
UFC Returns To Seattle’s KeyArena For Flyweight Championship
Inaugural UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson will make his second title defense against surging contender John Moraga on Saturday, July 27 when the UFC heads back to KeyArena in Seattle, Wash. At only 26 years old, Johnson earned the division’s title last September with a win over Joseph Benavidez. Following a unanimous decision victory over John Dodson in January, he’s now set to take on Moraga, a two-time NCAA wrestling All-American at Arizona State University.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
“One FC: Rise To Power” Fight Card Finalized
One FC announced three undercard bouts for "One FC: Rise to Power." Up-and-coming Lowen Tynanes will battle the seasoned Felipe Enomoto, while MMA veteran Tim Sylvia is back in action against Tony Johnson and fan favorite Ryan Diaz will take on Russian ace Yusup Saadulaev. All the action takes place live on May 31 from the MOA Arena in Manila, Philippines.
Monday, May 06, 2013
On The Spot ~ Gavin Tucker
Gavin Tucker is a man without an opponent. Although the 26-year-old featherweight competitor from Ship Cove, Newfoundland is scheduled to fight at “Extreme Cage Combat 17: Rise of Champions” this coming Saturday, May 11, he faces quite the conundrum as he is still awaiting an opponent. Undefeated, with seven wins and six finishes, Tucker is a fighter that many others would avoid facing. MMASpot.com recently caught up with Tucker to discuss his past, his present, and his future.
Friday, May 03, 2013
New WSOF Co-Main Event Announced: Tyson Steele vs. Steve Carl
World Series of Fighting announced today a new co-main event matchup between streaking, prolific welterweight rising stars and fearsome submission aces Tyson “Man of” Steele of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada and Steve Carl of Cedar Rapids, Iowa for the professional mixed martial arts promotion’s highly-anticipated fight card at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Friday, June 14, live on NBC Sports Network, beginning at 11 p.m. ET.
“UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman” Official For July 6
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is once again taking over Fourth of July weekend in Las Vegas. The organization formally announced today that UFC middleweight champion and undisputed pound-for-pound king, Anderson Silva will return to the Octagon on Saturday, July 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to face undefeated number one contender Chris Weidman. That’s not all: this week in July also marks the return of the UFC Fan Expo, as well as Fight Week, a series of fan events, concerts, and appearances featuring your favorite UFC fighters and personalities.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Michael Chandler Defends Lightweight Title Against Dave Jansen June 19
After delivering a dramatic and dominating submission victory in his first title defense, top ranked bellator lightweight cham- pion, Michael Chandler will once again put his title on the line as Bellator MMA returns to WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma Wednesday, June 19 for the start of the Bellator MMA Summer Series live on Spike TV.
Leslie Smith Signs Multi-Fight Deal With Invicta, Faces Jennifer Maia
On the heels of her second-career Invicta Fighting Championships “Fight of the Night” performance, crowd-pleasing, prolific striker Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith of Pleasanton, Calif. has signed a new, multi-fight agreement with the women’s world championship mixed martial arts promotion and will drop from bantamweight to flyweight and challenge Jennifer Maia of Curitiba, Brazil. at Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City on Saturday, July 13. The winner of the Invicta FC 6 matchup between Smith and Maia will be awarded a title shot against newly crowned, Invicta FC World Flyweight Champion Barb Honchak of Bettendorf, Iowa.