662 Search Results for PRIDE

Jun 19, 2013 10:12 am

Diaz Wants PRIDE Rules For New Promotion

“In the first event, what Nick’s trying to do is introduce some rule changes — relative to the rules that many of the fans may be familiar with already — to try to push the action a little more towards the sport as Nick envisions it. “That, first of all, is in a ring versus...

May 30, 2013 3:20 pm

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Werdum vs. Nogueira From The 2006 Pride Grand Prix

Next week in the UFC on FUEL TV 10 main event, two Brazilian fighters will finalize their season of “The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 2” with a rematch almost 7-years in the making. Fabricio Werdum and “Big Nog” both fought in the 2006 Pride Open-Weight Grand Prix where they faced each other in the quarterfinal-round.

Sep 11, 2012 9:07 pm

Jon Jones: "I'm not a bad person. I pride myself on inspiring others." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Since turning down a short-notice title defense bout against Chael Sonnen at UFC 151, Jon Jones (16-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC), who now meets Vitor Belfort (21-9 MMA, 10-5 UFC) at UFC 152, has received a boatload of criticism. The 25-year-old UFC light heavyweight champion is well aware of his critics, but refuses...

Sep 3, 2012 9:54 am

ONE FC adopts PRIDE rules for soccer kicks | MMA News

By: Chris Taylor This past Friday the Singapore MMA promotion known as ONE FC held it’s fifth event in Manila, Philippines. Overall the “ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation” card was a huge success, producing exciting fights and finishes. The one thing that was left to be desired after watching the event was a...

Aug 31, 2012 7:21 am

"ONE FC 5: Pride of a Nation" Live Results & Discussion Thread | MMA News

By: Chris Taylor ONE FC 5 is currently taking place at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines. The event is headlined by a bantamweight bout between Bibiano Fernandes and Gustavo Falciroli. The card also features a fourth meeting between former UFC champions Andrei Arlovski and Tim Sylvia. Other notable fighters in action at...

Aug 30, 2012 11:19 am

Photo Gallery | ONE FC Pride Of Nations Weigh-Ins | MMA NEWS

ONE Fighting Championship, announced today that all fighters have made weight and are ready for ONE FC: PRIDE OF A NATION which takes place tomorrow evening at SMART ARANETA Coliseum in Quezon City, Philippines. The entire card, which is headlined by DREAM Bantamweight Champion Bibiano Fernandes and CFC Australia Bantamweight Champion Gustavo Falciroli, will be...

Jun 27, 2012 6:41 am

Wanderlei Silva: Holding On To His Pride

A few months ago, before Vitor Belfort withdrew from his UFC 147 bout with Wanderlei Silva, BJPENN.com ran a story about why Wanderlei Silva shouldn't be considered an underdog for that fight. As the author of that article, I stand before the MMA community humbled. Not only did Belfort withdraw, but he was replaced by...

May 12, 2012 9:35 am

VIDEO | Best Of Pride – Fedor vs. Zuluzinho | MMA NEWS

Pride Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko faced an interesting test in his fight against the massive 6’5 340lb Zuluzinho. Emelianenko quickly proved that size does not beat technique, as he dispatched Zuluzinho with a flurry of strikes that sent the big man crashing to the canvas.

Apr 9, 2012 10:22 am

VIDEO | The Fireball Kid Brings The Heat: Best of Pride

Takanori “The Fireball Kid” Gomi got back to his winning ways against Chute Boxe fighter Jadyson Costa at Pride: Bushido 2. Gomi unleashed a barrage of fierce ground and pound that stopped Costa in his tracks and put Gomi back on track.

Oct 5, 2015 2:40 pm

Tito: Fedor Is Not The GOAT, But Jones Could Be

Fedor Emelianenko was on the verge of helping the mixed martial arts community resolve one of the greatest debates of our sport: Is he the greatest fighter of all time? When Emelianenko announced his return to the sport of mixed martial arts, fans were excited for the possibility of seeing “The Last Emperor” step inside...

Oct 5, 2015 11:09 am

Shogun Rua eyeing March return against ‘Rampage’ Jackson

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has been forced to sit on the sidelines after undergoing shoulder injury earlier in the year. The former PRIDE and UFC champion is already planning his return to the octagon, though, and he has his sights set on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. The callouts from “Rampage” and Shogun were not disrespectful by any...

Oct 5, 2015 10:29 am

Tito Ortiz is a no-go for Fedor Emelianenko on New Year’s Eve

Fedor Emelianenko shocked the world when he announced his return to mixed martial arts earlier this year. Unfortunately for fans who wanted to see him in the octagon, “The Last Emperor” chose not to sign with an American based company like the UFC or Bellator. Instead, Emelianenko chose to ink a deal with an upstart...

Oct 4, 2015 1:03 am

Referee refuses to stop fight after Sokoudjou gets knocked out

Sokoudjou has stepped into the UFC octagon and PRIDE rings with some of the toughest names in the sport. The nine year veteran possesses wins and losses with the likes of Glover Teixeira, Ricardo Arona, Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi. He may have faced his greatest opponent at a recent card in the form of...

Sep 30, 2015 8:20 pm

REPLAY! BJ Penn Calls Out Mike Dolce: ‘Bring Your Best Guy’

On Wednesday’s ‘UFC Tonight’ Hall of Fame fighter and two division champion BJ Penn joined the crew for an interview and ended up issuing a challenge to Mike Dolce. Penn was asked about the whole Dolce situation, from his last fight, and Penn said he was sick of talking about that guy and decided to...

Sep 30, 2015 10:30 am

Werdum: ‘The UFC Would Have Been Better For Fedor’

Mixed Martial Arts legend Fedor Emelianenko will return to fighting on December 31st, this after signing a $2.5 million deal to fight for former Pride FC boss Sakakibara’s new Japanese promotion. The news came as a disappointment to most fight fans, as many of the sports viewers have longed to see “The Last Emperor” test...

Sep 28, 2015 5:14 pm

‘Fedor could have dominated UFC’s light heavyweight division’

When PRIDE legend Fedor Emelianenko announced his return to mixed martial arts earlier this year, fans and fighters alike were hopeful he would be making his way to the UFC. Talks about where he was going to sign and which weight class he would be fighting in remained quiet until “Bellator: DYNAMITE” fight week. Had...

Sep 28, 2015 12:19 pm

‘I need to get more popular if I’m going to get a title shot…’

Getting a title shot in the Ultimate Fighting Championship is a little more difficult than simply climbing your way up the ranks. One of the most recent head scratchers when it comes to a fighter getting a title shot is actually coming up this Saturday; Alexander Gustafsson will be challenging Daniel Cormier for the UFC...

Sep 27, 2015 1:16 am

UFC’s newest featherweight gets weird — ‘Don’t worry… I’m not naked!’

“Road to UFC: Japan” finalist Teruto Ishihara impressively made his way into the finals of the show’s featherweight tournament with Mizuto Hirota. The two put on one of the most entertaining fights of the night, but battled to a split draw. The fight was for a UFC contract and UFC President Dana White confirmed that...

Sep 24, 2015 3:48 pm

Report: Fedor Guaranteed $2.5 Million For NYE Fight In Japan

Are you trying to wrap your mind around Fedor’s decision to once again forgo a contract with the UFC? Well, it sounds like he had quite a few reasons to do so, like 2.5 million reasons to do so. According to a report from veteran and well trusted journalist Dave Meltzer, the fighter is set...

Sep 24, 2015 12:01 am

Fedor Hangs With Pole Dancing Instructor

Fedor Emelianenko was in the house at this past Saturday’s Bellator ‘Dynamite’ event in San Jose, California and apparently took photos with everyone in the arena. I mean, it’s not everyday you run into an MMA legend like Fedor, so of course you’re going to ask to take a picture. One of the photos making...

Sep 23, 2015 8:00 pm

RECAP! ‘Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber’ Ep. 3

Episode 2 Quick Recap: Urijah Faber’s “Team America” took control of the season with the first victory of the season when grappling-ace Ryan Hall submitted Frantz Slioa with ease. Faber announced tonight’s fight by announcing Chris Gruetzemacher of Peoria, AZ would square off with Sascha Sharma of Stuttgart, Germany. Tensions rose in the house and...

Sep 23, 2015 5:37 pm

Josh Thomson: Bellator Feels Like Family, UFC Not So Much

Former UFC lightweight and Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson made his promotional debut for Bellator MMA this past Saturday in front of his home crowd. It was a winning effort and afterwards Thomson had nothing but great things to say about his new boss and new promotion, which he considers to be like a family, something...

Sep 23, 2015 5:58 am

Fedor: I’m Very Happy To Come Back And To Fight In Japan

There was a strange feeling in the air when Bellator said they wold have a major announcement during their live broadcast this past Saturday. With Fedor Emelianenko in attendance many wondered if it had anything to do with him, even though both him and Bellator president Scott Coker had said he will not be signing...

Sep 23, 2015 4:50 am

Josh Barnett On Fedor: ‘I Knew He Was Not Going To Go To The UFC’

UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett will face off with Roy Nelson this Saturday in Japan. Just this past Saturday we found out that another MMA heavyweight will be headlining a big card in Japan. Yes during Bellator ‘Dynamite’ it was announced that Fedor Emelianenko would be returning from retirement and headlining a New Years Eve event...

Sep 22, 2015 12:52 am

Fedor Emelianenko And Cain Velasquez Meet Face-To-Face –– Who Wins In A Fight?

Well, we were all duped. It seemed like the general consensus was that Fedor Emelianenko might actually be signing with the UFC this time around and we’d get to see some of these super fights the MMA community has been talking about forever. However, that is not the case. Announced during Bellator’s ‘Dynamite’ event, Fedor...

Sep 21, 2015 6:49 am

‘We would love to invite Vladimir Putin to the New Year’s Eve show”

Fans can expect some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts to make their way to Japan to see the return of Fedor Emelianenko live, but this potential spectator came out of left field. Former PRIDE FC President Nabuyuki Sakakibara announced the signing on “The Last Emperor” at Bellator’s “DYNAMITE” event on Saturday and...