Archive: MMA NEWS

Mar 29, 2014 5:59 pm

Kevin Casey In As Last Minute Replacement, Faces Keenan Cornelius Next At Metamoris 3

On just 30-minutes notice, TUF veteran and Rickson Gracie Blackbelt, Kevin Casey, agreed to step in opposite Keenan Cornelius at tonight’s Metamoris 3 event. It’s not too late to catch the live stream (HERE), but if you can’t here’s our live results thread: Vinny Magalhaes was forced out of his bout with a severe staph...

Mar 29, 2014 5:35 pm

BREAKING: Vinny Magalhaes Out Of Metamoris 3

Unfortunately for Metamoris 3 spectators, Vinny Magalhaes was forced out of his bout against Keenan Corneliues and is currently hospitalized with a nasty infection. There’s still plenty of intrigue tonight, including the main event between Eddie Bravo and Royler Gracie. You can catch the stream HERE. He took to twitter just moments ago with the...

Mar 29, 2014 4:37 pm

‘Metamoris 3: Gracie vs. Bravo’ Live Results

‘Metamoris 3: Gracie vs. Bravo’ goes down tonight from Los Angeles, California. It’s not too late to catch the live stream (HERE), but if you can’t here’s our live results thread: Zak Maxwell vs. Sean Roberts – RESULT: Draw Samir Chantre vs. Guilherme Mendes – RESULT: Mendes def. Chantre via submission (baseball choke) Dean Lister...

Mar 29, 2014 12:36 pm

Metamoris 3 Airs Tonight – Here’s Why The MMA Fan Can’t Miss It

For the hardcore Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fan, watching Metamoris 3: Gracie vs Bravo is a no-brainer. Everyone else will probably think “What is Metamoris, and why should I watch it?” Metamoris is a submission grappling organization, founded by Ralek Gracie. Unlike traditional grappling tournament, this is done in a way that is much more spectator friendly....

Mar 29, 2014 12:07 pm

Cyborg On Last Night’s Loss: ‘I’m so happy’

“I’m so happy because I gave her five rounds with her, a champion of Muay Thai. No girl wants to fight her. She hasn’t fought in three years. She’s had eight belts and 38 fights, zero (losses). She’s never lost. I have two fights in Muay Thai. She had a good gameplan against me. She’s...

Mar 29, 2014 11:54 am

.gif’s | Cyborg Gets Roughed Up In Greatest Female Fight Ever

With little experience as a professional kickboxer, last night, Cris Cyborg took on the sports most feared female champion. She lost in a decision, but it was an amazing bout. Here are some highlights:   The MMA champion definitely had her moments too and you can see them in the fight’s full replay HERE.

Mar 28, 2014 9:30 pm

Metamoris 3 Breakdown: Royler Gracie vs Eddie Bravo

The main event of Metamoris 3 is a rematch of what is considered one of the biggest upsets in submission grappling history, Eddie Bravo and Royler Gracie (pictured). The two initially matched up in 2003, where the relatively unknown Bravo won via a late triangle choke over the highly touted Gracie. Eddie Bravo is a...

Mar 28, 2014 9:18 pm

Metamoris 3 Breakdown: Rafael Mendes vs Clark Gracie

Another interesting matchup at this weekend’s Metamoris 3 event is between Rafael Mendes (pictured) and Clark Gracie. Clark is a Carley Gracie Black Belt, who spawned the “Ridiculously Photogenic Jiu Jitsu Guy” meme with his omoplata win over Ken Primola in 2013. Clark has a fair amount experience at the highest levels of submission grappling, with...

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 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) about several of his UFC peers including, featherweight...

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 5:05 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 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? — 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 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...