108 Search Results for kongo

Oct 28, 2013 12:41 pm

Bellator Drops Three More Bouts From This Weekend’s Bellator 106 Event

  A once promising fight card, that was to serve as Bellator’s debut into the pay-per-view market, has fell apart at the seams and is no longer the “stacked” event once billed. With news that Tito Ortiz is injured, the promotion opted to remove Rampage Jackson from the main event entirely and postpone his promotional...

Sep 9, 2013 7:26 am

Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva official for UFC Fight Night 33 headliner

Heavyweight sluggers Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (18-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) will meet in a five-round main event bout when the UFC returns to Australia this December. UFC executives officially announced the event today as “UFC Fight Night 33,” which takes place on Decemeber 7 in the Queensland capital...

Jul 1, 2013 11:06 am

UFC Veteran Gilbert Yvel Announces Retirement

Veteran light-heavyweight mixed martial artist Gilbert Yvel (38-16-1) has announced his retirement from MMA after a 16 year career competing in organizations such as the UFC, PRIDE, K-1, Affliction, RINGS, M-1 Challenge, and Cage Rage. Yvel told groundandpound.de of his retirement after a series of fight postponements and cancellations, as well as a kidney issue....

Jun 27, 2013 9:27 am

Mark Hunt facing plastic surgery, return to hospital following failed skin graft

At 39 years old, the “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt (9-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) doesn’t have a lot of time to be sitting on the sidelines. Unfortunately for Hunt fans, his injured leg is keeping him from resuming his duties inside the Octagon. The former K1 champion could be headed back to the hospital next week...

Jun 11, 2013 6:48 am

Roy Nelson Thinks He ‘Saved’ UFC 161 After String of Injuries

  When injury struck UFC 161, we first lost an interim title bout that headlined the card. Then, our new co-main event event that featured Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was forced off the card, leaving a shell of what was once a highly-anticipated card. With the injury bug wreaking havoc on the main...

May 23, 2013 11:14 am

Gambler’s Odds: UFC 160 Heavyweight Edition

Gambling itself is risky; however, gambling on mixed martial arts is one of the most dangerous ways to wager your hard earned money. Before bets are placed, a bettor should look at every single fact that is available. Having a gut feeling and believing something unlikely could happen will not make it happen… you need...

May 22, 2013 9:52 am

UFC Adds Roy Nelson vs Stipe Miocic To Improve UFC 161 After Main Event Cancelation

After the original UFC 161 main event featuring interim champion Renan Barao vs Eddie Wineland was canceled due to an injury suffered by Barao, the UFC officially announced Dan Henderson vs Rashad Evans as the new main event. The organization didn’t stop there, however, as they decided to beef up the card with the addition...

May 2, 2013 9:37 am

MMA Elite Brand Owner Alden Halpern Announces Resignation As CEO

As first reported by FightParrot.com, MMA Elite Owner Alden Halpern has officially stepped down as acting CEO of the premiere sports apparel brand. Although he has decided to part ways with the MMA industry for personal reasons, he will still retain ownership and majority share of the company. Stepping in to fulfill the role of...

Apr 30, 2013 8:46 am

Michael Bisping tops estimated UFC 159 salaries at $425k

The New Jersey Athletic Commission doesn’t release fighter purse info, so the below salary data is NOT OFFICIAL.  However, you can get a fairly accurate picture of a fighter’s pay based on official purse info released from past fights. MMA-manifesto.com estimated the  pay breakdown for the 22 fighters at UFC 159. Please note, this is only...

Apr 27, 2013 7:13 pm

UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen Main Card Play-By-Play and Live Results

UFC 159: Sonnen vs. Jones goes down tonight from a sold out Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. In the main event Jon Jones will look to defend his title against Chael Sonnen. In the co-main event Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher will get the chance to settle their well documented rivalry in the cage....

Apr 26, 2013 6:25 pm

UFC 159 Weigh-in Results: Only One Misses Mark

UFC 159 takes place tomorrow night from Newark, New Jersey’s Prudential Center. Today the official weigh-ins ceremony took place and each of tomorrow nights participants hit the scales to make their bouts official. All but one fighter missed the mark for tomorrow’s pay-per-view event and as such has been fined 20%of his fight purse. That...

Apr 26, 2013 9:42 am

Nelson Believes That Even With a Loss He Can Be Granted Title Shot

  UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson (18-7) will battle Cheick Kongo (18-7-2) tomorrow night at UFC 159 in Newark, New Jersey. Nelson will be looking for his third straight win and if things go his way, his third straight by knockout. Even with a loss, however, Nelson believes that a title shot could still be around...

Apr 24, 2013 10:07 pm

Matt Mitrione Suspension Lifted, Will Meet Brendan Schaub At UFC On Fox 8

Yet another fight was announced Wednesday evening for July’s UFC on Fox 8 card: A Heavyweight showdown between former professional football players Brendan Schaub and Matt Mitrione. A.J. Perez from Foxsports.com confirmed the bout on Twitter. BREAKING: Matt Mitrione’s suspension lifted, will fight fellow TUF 10 competitor @brendanschaub at @ufconfox 8. Story to follow. —...

Mar 9, 2013 8:29 am

Mark Hunt vs. Junior dos Santos official for UFC 160 | UFC News

Two of the hardest hitting heavyweights will collide at UFC 160, as it was announced today that Mark Hunt (9-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will meet former champion Junior dos Santos (15-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) in the evenings co-main event. Earlier this week, Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC) pulled out of the highly anticipated fight...

Mar 7, 2013 9:19 am

Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan official for UFC 161 in Winnipeg | UFC News

A heavyweight bout between Pat Barry (8-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC) and Shawn Jordan (14-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to the recently announced UFC 161 card set for June 15 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Following recent losses to Cheick Kongo, Stefan Struve and Lavar Johnson, it appeared that Pat Barry was in a...

Mar 5, 2013 2:09 pm

Impressive UFC Imports (Part One) | UFC NEWS

There is no arguing that the UFC is usually the promotion all mixed martial artists want to end up fighting for. After all, this is where the money is and it is the best place to prove to the world that you are the best by trying to beat the best. There are promotions outside...

Jan 30, 2013 10:32 am

Bisping vs. Belcher Official for UFC 159 Co-Main Event | UFC News

  A middleweight clash between two veteran fighters is scheduled for the co-main event of UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen. Michael ‘ The Count’ Bisping (23-5) will take on Alan ‘The Talent’ Belcher (18-7) in a fight that both fighters are looking to capitalize on as they are both coming off of losses. UFC 159...

Dec 29, 2012 1:31 pm

BJPENN.COM STAFF ROUNDTABLE:Who Will Win The UFC 155 Main Event?

Who Will Win The Main Event? Chase Raymond This is tough, I think it could go either way really but until someone can show me why I should go against Dos Santos then I’m going to go with Dos Santos. I think Cain will be able to get the fight to the ground this time...

Nov 20, 2012 11:03 am

White Growing Frustrated With Fighters Who Turn Down Fights | UFC NEWS

“(Kongo) turned down the fight whether it was on short notice or whatever. It’s the second fight he’s turned down in a row… It’s a lot more normal with guys who are worried about losing. Guys who are in a position where if they lose, you know what I mean? You’re either fighters or you’re...

Jul 10, 2012 1:55 pm

VIDEO | Faber vs. Barao Preview | UFC NEWS

Urijiah Faber takes on Renan Barao for the interim bantamweight title at UFC 149. Like such an explosive matchup needs any hyping, here is the video preview of this blockbuster main event. [youtube:b6AHu9EVvz0]   Here is the full fight card for the July 21st card. MAIN CARD (PPV): Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao (for interim...

Apr 30, 2012 6:15 am

MMA in the Olympics | Will It Happen? | MMA NEWS

By Evan Stoumbelis: I saw a story yesterday about why MMA would never be in the Olympics.  Saddened, I thought about why MMA couldn’t be in the Olympics and what would have to be done in order for MMA to get their. After counteracting as many arguments as possible, I realized that MMA has come...

Jan 16, 2012 1:11 pm

BJ Penn's Weekly Pics

Running into Cheick Kongo and Mirko Cro Cop at UFC 137 Press Conference. Its always nice catching up with these guys. Cheick is still active and Mirko is one of the greatest ever period.