23 Search Results for gono

Nov 5, 2014 3:42 pm

PHOTO | Akihiro Gono Defeats Cancer

Pride FC legend and MMA veteran Akihiro Gono earned the reputation as a fighter to be feared throughout his 20 year and counting MMA career. In the photo shown below from photographer Ryan Loco, Gono shows off a massive scar from the most important battle of his life, his battle with cancer, which Gono won....

May 5, 2012 9:43 am

VIDEO | Watch Chandler Knock Out Gono In Under A Minute Last Night | MMA NEWS

Reigning Bellator Lightweight World Champion Michael Chandler proved once again how dangerous he is in the cage — and this time he needed only 56 seconds to make his point as the undefeated mixed martial artist crushed proven MMA veteran Akihiro Gono with a big right hand and pounced the seasoned Japanese fighter for the...

Jul 25, 2017 10:21 am

Claudia Gadelha challenges Jessica Andrade, Andrade responds

It has now been almost two months since top strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha’s last fight: a first-round submission of another top-ranked fighter in Karolina Kowalkiewicz back at UFC 212. Apparently, she’s getting eager to get back in there. On Monday, Gadelha took to Instagram to call out a fellow Brazilian contender in Jessica Andrade, who recently...

Jun 27, 2017 7:40 am

Family gives update on Matt Hughes’ condition after near-fatal train wreck

Earlier this month, UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was involved in a near-fatal accident, as his vehicle collided with a train near his hometown in Illinois. Initially, things looked quite bleak for the former champion. Apparently, however, he is slowly improving in hospital. This according to his family, who gave an update to MMAFighting.com....

May 18, 2017 7:38 am

VIDEO | UFC Gym President gets H-Bombed by Dan Henderson

While at the UFC Gym Huntington Beach grand opening, UFC Gym President Adam Sedlack went on camera to discuss the importance of staying active as you age. His only error was using former Pride champion and long-time UFC contender Dan Henderson as an example. Mid-way through his comments, Sedlack was interrupted by a jarring Henderson...

Feb 22, 2017 9:17 am

Jacare Souza goes OFF on ‘stupid’ Michael Bisping

By now, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is no stranger to being called out by his fellow middleweights. Since winning the title in June of 2016 by knocking out Luke Rockhold on just two weeks notice, the champ has repeatedly found himself called out by the middleweight division’s top contenders, including Yoel Romero, Jacare Souza,...

Oct 15, 2016 4:01 pm

Vitor Belfort: “I’m not retired. ‘The Phenom’ is back!”

Earlier this afternoon we reported that mixed martial arts legend Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort was hanging up his gloves and retiring from the fight game. Belfort had taken to Instagram and posted the following photo which included the statement “I decided that I will end this chapter of my life looking at the mirror and recognizing...

Oct 15, 2016 3:06 pm

Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort officially retires following UFC 204

Former light heavyweight champion and MMA pioneer Vitor Belfort has officially retired from mixed martial arts. Following his co-main event fight with Gegard Mousasi, which he lost via TKO, former UFC champion Vitor Belfort announced his retirement from MMA. Quem não conhecesse os seus erros não é digno de liderar a si mesmo, quanto mais...

Jul 9, 2016 9:21 am

Claudia Gadelha’s message to fans following loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Friday evening in the main event of the TUF 23 Finale, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha had their highly anticipated grudge match for the women’s strawweight title. Gadelha came out of the gate strong, putting the pressure on the champ through the first two rounds. Ultimately however, Jedrzejczyk’s cardio and striking throughout the second half...

Oct 25, 2015 2:27 pm

Fedor Emelianenko dodges 2.5 million dollar question

Fedor Emelianenko shocked the mixed martial arts world when he announced his return to the sport earlier this year. The possibility of diehard fans finally getting the chance to see “The Last Emperor” in the world-famous octagon was exciting, but their hopes were crushed when he announced his signing with a new Japanese based promotion,...

Jun 9, 2015 10:17 am

HISTORIC BRUTALITY! Not One, TWO NASTY CUTS Tattoo Thiago Tavares’ Face

If this happened in Hawaii, we would be congratulating Thiago on his new Hawaiian Tattoos instead of posting up this story about one of the nastiest facial injuries in UFC history. Last Saturday, in a Fight of the Night garnering effort, ATT’s Thiago Tavares fell short in his fight against Brian Ortgea, and the reminders...

Jun 8, 2015 11:02 am

Bellator’s Chandler Believes He’s Still One of the Best in the World

Michael Chandler was one the top fighter of Bellator and was the name you heard when fans talked about the face of a promotion. He defeated the likes of Eddie Alvarez, Patricky Freire and Akihiro Gono in spectacular fashion. Now, Chandler is simply struggling to pick up a win. The former Bellator Lightweight Champion hasn’t...

May 24, 2015 3:54 pm

Pat Cummins vs. Rafael Cavalcante Added to UFC 190

UFC 190 just added a big light heavyweight bout between two fighters looking to make their way into the top ten. Patrick Cummins will meet Rafael Cavalcante in the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 1st. The bout was confirmed by Globo. Cummins is coming off a disappointing loss at the hands...

May 17, 2014 11:56 am

Bellator 120 “Rampage Vs. King Mo” Ramblings

For the first time in promotion history, Bellator will take to pay-per-view tonight with Bellator 120. The card lost some star power when lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez bailed from the main event with Michael Chandler, but we’ve still got fights to take place and predictions to make, so let’s get on with it. In the...

Jun 7, 2013 9:09 am

UFC President Dana White responds to ‘delusional’ Jon Fitch & Rampage Jackson

You knew it was only a matter of time before Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White responded to anti-UFC comments made by former UFC fighters Jon Fitch and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. During the World Series of Fighting: “Fitch vs. Burkman” media call on Thursday, Fitch made it clear that there were more hard feelings between...

Jan 20, 2012 8:07 am

UFC NEWS – Chael Sonnen Is A Failure, Says Bisping

“To be honest Chael Sonnen is a failed partisan and a failed politician. He also failed as being a champion because he had many times in the past to achieve that and didn’t succeed. Honestly, I would have expected something a bit better from him than just calling me Pip. He could have done a...

Nov 18, 2011 9:01 am

MMA NEWS – Dream Adds Three Bouts To Year End Show

If you are a Japanese MMA fan, the New Years Eve show is the biggest event of the year. As such, DREAM officials are filling up the card fast and as of today have added three additional bouts to the special event. “DREAM: Fight for Japan. How are you! New Year 2011.” is set to...

Sep 20, 2011 9:05 am

Fights On Facebook Coming To An End With New Fox Deal In Place

UFC President, Dana White, made an announcement yesterday to “El Octagono” that will change the way the UFC Preliminary cards will be viewed. Since UFC 129, the UFC has been in bed with the popular social network, facebook.com and as such has been delivering un-aired preliminary card bouts for free via live internet stream. The...