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Mar 28, 2014 9:04 pm

Metamoris 3 Breakdown: Vinny Magalhaes vs Keenan Cornelius

Metamoris 3 is a unique submission grappling event, featuring many of the top names from both mixed martial arts and submission grappling in intriguing matches. One of the most evenly matched matches of the event is Vinny Magalhaes vs Keenan Cornelius. Vinny is a Royler Gracie black belt, who has competed predominantly in No-Gi competition...

Mar 28, 2014 9:03 pm

Metamoris 3 Breakdown: Dean Lister vs. Renato ‘Babalu; Sobral

Metamoris 3 features a grappling match that long-time MMA fans should take notice of. Former UFC vets Dean Lister and Renato “Babalu” Sobral (pictured) will meet in one of the six matches featured in Saturday’s anticipated BJJ event in Los Angeles. The online live PPV stream starts at 4:00pm (Pacific time) exclusively at Metamoris.com. Metamoris...

Mar 28, 2014 8:49 pm

McGregor Calls Aldo ‘Basic’, Blasts Sanchez, Swanson, Poirier, More

By Evan Stoumbelis Featherweight Conor McGregor may not have stepped in the Octagon to fight recently, since August to be exact, however that hasn’t stopped him from trying to pick fights outside of the Octagon with his fellow UFC peers. McGregor went on a rant (transcribed by) MMAFighting.com about several of his UFC peers including, featherweight...

Mar 28, 2014 8:32 pm

Metamoris 3 Breakdown: Mendes vs. Chantre

Metamoris 3 goes down on Saturday in Los Angeles. The online live PPV stream starts at 4:00pm (Pacific time) exclusively at Metamoris.com. The event will feature six, 20-minute Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu matches with no judges, submission only. Though the bulk of the card will feature no-gi matches, the evening will get started with a gi bout...


Mar 28, 2014 8:31 pm

Metamoris 3 Breakdown: Maxwell vs. Roberts

Two different styles but a similar mindset. Zak Maxwell (pictured) and Sean Roberts will meet in the second match of the night at Saturday’s Metamoris 3. Metamoris 3 goes down on Saturday in Los Angeles. The online live PPV stream starts at 4:00pm (Pacific time) exclusively at Metamoris.com.The event will feature six, 20-minute Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu...

Mar 28, 2014 7:53 pm

VADA Responds To Fertitta’s Comments

By Evan Stoumbelis The Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) has responded to UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta’s comments regarding the potential for a third-party, in this case VADA, to test fighters year round. Former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is a very adamant supporter of third party testing. While training for his bout with Johny Hendricks Georges underwent...

Mar 28, 2014 6:25 pm

Retired Boxing Legend Marvin Hagler Compares MMA To Bar Fighting

Yes, the man known as Marvelous Marvin Hagler (that’s his legal name) recently spoke to reporters in Malaysia and the topic of MMA came up. Here’s what the former world champion had to say: “That sport right there, I can’t see any art inside. If you wanna teach a kid how to fight (in MMA),...

Mar 28, 2014 5:55 pm

Boxing Beat: Prominent Manager Arrested For Involvement In A Murder-For-Hire Scheme

Marlon Sullivan is an NFL agent and manager of boxer Karim Mayfield, who fights tomorrow night on HBO. Sullivan was arrested Wednesday morning on charges related to the arrest of California State Senator Leland Yee. Here are some of the details of Yee’s arrest thanks to San Francisco Magazine. “Yee told an FBI agent to...

Mar 28, 2014 5:23 pm

Cyborg: ‘Dana White No Longer Has Excuses’

Former Strikeforce champion and current Invicta FC champ, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino (formerly Santos), is one of MMA’s most feared athletes. Her reign of dominance has, so far, spanned the course of nine-straight-years. Let me repeat that. She hasn’t lost in nine-years!!. Her only defeat came in her pro-debut via submission, and ever since, she’s been...

Mar 28, 2014 5:22 pm

Pearson vs. Sanchez Added To Fight Night 43

By Evan Stoumbelis TUF winner Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson is set to face MMA veteran Diego Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 43 in Albuquerque New Mexico on June 7th. The card will be headlined by Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov. TUF 1 middleweight winner Diego Sanchez has had difficulty finding success in the Octagon...

Mar 28, 2014 5:05 pm

Rousey Enters Arbitration Over Dispute With Management

By Evan Stoumbelis UFC Women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey entered arbitration today to settle a dispute with the champ and her former management firm. California State Athletic Commissioner Andy Foster will hear the dispute between Rousey and Fight Tribe Management. Fight Tribe Management sent the request for a neutral party to overhear the arguments between...

Mar 28, 2014 4:47 pm

Saffiedine Out, Lawler Steps In Against Ellenberger

By Evan Stoumbelis Tarac Saffiedine has been forced off April’s UFC 172 card, and has withdrawn from his bout against Jake Ellenberger. Stepping in is none other than “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler, the bout has been moved to May’s UFC 173 card. Lawler found himself on the wrong end of a controversial decision against Johny Hendricks...

Mar 28, 2014 4:41 pm

Chicago Cagefighting Championship’s APFC 16 Preview

By Evan Stoumbelis Next Saturday, April 5th, the Chicago Cagefighting Championship will be presenting fight fans with American Predator Fighting Championship 16 (APFC) live from the Odeum, in Villa Park Illinois. This card will have professional, as well as amateur fights, and will have local standout fighters, such as Dennis Dombrow and Carson Beebe. Headlining...

Mar 28, 2014 12:07 pm

Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino Is Fighting Her Way To Ronda Rousey

The possibility of a fight between Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Ronda Rousey is becoming more and more real. This Friday, Cyborg will be facing two-time champion Jorina Baars in a scheduled ‘Lion Fights’ Muay Thai fight, where they will crown their first 145 pounds women’s champion. After that, she will return to Invicta in May for another fight at 145,...

Mar 28, 2014 10:21 am

VIDEO | Jiu Jitsu Demonstration from the Year 1919

Alright, who’s ready for a history lesson? In the video above, we see Viking Cronholm; A man who introduced the Japanese Martial Art of Jiu Jitsu to Sweden, in the early 20th century. The video, taken in Sweden, demonstrates a few simple techniques used in the art of self defense. Cronholm boxed in his spare...

Mar 28, 2014 8:00 am

Rony Jason Agrees With Early Stoppage, Says God Wanted Him to Win

After their bout at UFC Fight Night 38, Steven Siler wasn’t very pleased with the stoppage of his bout with Rony Jason, but Jason has no plans on arguing. As he told the media after the bout, “I’m just an employee. The referees are trained to protect the fighters. It’s not up to anyone to...

Mar 28, 2014 7:51 am

Renan Barao Set to Face T.J. Dillashaw for UFC 173 Main Event

UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao is set to headline UFC 173 on May 24, filling in the gap left after UFC Middleweight Champ Chris Weidman sustained a knee injury and was forced out of his bout with former UFC Light Heavyweight champ Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida. According to USA Today, UFC President Dana White announced...

Mar 28, 2014 7:42 am

UFC President Dana White on GSP “terrible” torn ACL: “I feel for him”

Former UFC Welterweight King Georges St-Pierre laid down his belt and walked away from the fight game after his controversial victory over current UFC Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks, back in November. A leave of absence that UFC President Dana White assured us would only be temporary. However, it seems now, that the absence is going...

Mar 28, 2014 6:44 am

QUICK TWITT | Kimbo Slice Spotted With Lombard And ATT

Somewhere in South Florida, the hitters got together for a cool photo op. Former UFC heavyweight, Kimbo Slice, is a rare site these days. Think he and Lombard were mixing it up? Here’s the full post: Can someone tell me where is Kimbo? http://t.co/dvHBLCHJ5t — Hector Lombard (@HectorLombard) March 28, 2014

Mar 28, 2014 6:30 am

UFC On Fox 12 Event To Emanate From San José, July 26

The UFC will be making a return trip to San José this July. The UFC and FOX both formally announced the event – which will be a UFC on Fox 12 card –  this past Thursday night, prior to the San José Sharks taking the ice at the SAP Center. The last UFC event to be held in...

Mar 27, 2014 8:52 pm

Report: UFC releases four more fighters

Four more fighters appear to have been released by UFC. Disclaimer: This information is all based on updates to the UFC.com lists of active fighters. Profiles will very likely still exist for each fighter as the UFC retains a database of all former competitors, but these fighters no longer appear on the UFC roster lists themselves. It often...

Mar 27, 2014 8:19 pm

‘UFC Presents Ronda Rousey: Breaking Ground’ nominated for Sports Emmy

According to a report from MMAJunkie, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has nominated “UFC Presents Ronda Rousey: Breaking Ground” for an Emmy in the categoryof Outstanding Sports Documentary. The one-hour documentary featuring the UFC’s women’s bantamweight champion originally aired in September of 2013 on FOX Sports 1. According to an official release, the “UFC...

Mar 27, 2014 7:29 pm

Filming Complete For ‘The Rise of BJ Penn’ Documentary – Releases This Fall On FOX

ReelTime Rentals, Inc (otc pink:RLTR) (pinksheets:RLTR) announced today the completion of filming of “The Rise of B.J. Penn” a documentary feature, featuring [former] Mixed Marital Arts lightweight champion B. J. Penn. The program profiles how he grew, became a champion, and a true hero to his home town Hilo Hawaii. Included are special never before...

Mar 27, 2014 7:27 pm

Who’s The UFC’s Hardest Hitter? Florian & Sonnen Weigh In

Out of the UFC’s 400+ fighters currently signed to the roster, who hits the hardest? That’s essentially like asking, who that hardest trained puncher in the world is, right? At any rate, during last night’s UFC Tonight broadcast, hosts Kenny Florian & Chael Sonnen, discussed this very topic. Some of the fighters mentioned were Dan...

Mar 27, 2014 7:14 pm

Mark Munoz On Gegard Mousasi: ‘I’m going to light him up’

On May 31, Mark Munoz headlines UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin, opposite, Gegard Mousasi. Both men are top middleweight contenders, and both are coming off losses to Lyoto Machida. The winner moves forward and etches himself one-step closer to a title shot, and Munoz told ‘UFC Tonight’, that it is he, who will be...