Archive: MMA NEWS

Jan 18, 2015 6:24 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: Larkin Brutally TKOs Howard in 1st Round

John Howard’s head movement was looking good in the opening minute of the bout, but Lorenz Larkin was on another level tonight in Boston. Larkin was light on his feet and picked every shot strategically which resulted in a big TKO win for him. By Jon Kirschner | Twitter Larkin caught Howard off guard with...

Jan 18, 2015 6:09 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: Wade Takes 3 Low Blows, Still Defeats Lipeng

Zhang Lipeng and Chris Wade slowed the pace of tonight’s event with their bout. Low blows, strikes to the back of the head and a grapple-heavy fight led to a fight that may not have satisfied the casual mixed martial arts fan’s appetite for action. By Jon Kirschner | Twitter The referee called for the...

Jan 18, 2015 5:35 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: Holohan Dominates Howell for 3 Rounds

Regardless of what critics are saying of the “Irish Invasion” of the UFC, it is getting increasingly hard to call it “hype”. Patrick Holohan absolutely dominated for fifteen minutes straight and there was no denying he was going to earn the decision win. By Jon Kirschner | Twitter Holohan took to the center of the...

Jan 18, 2015 5:02 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: Case TKOs Perez in Round 3

Even though it was just his second fight in the octagon, Johnny Case looked like he has been in there for years. Every single time it looked like Frankie Perez would make an offensive move, Case either cut him off or turned the tables shortly thereafter. The fight was one sided and “Hollywood” Case ended...

Jan 18, 2015 4:33 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: Rosa Traps Soriano in D’Arce and Earns Win

Charlez Rosa and Sean Soriano kicked off the Fox Sports 1 portion of the preliminaries with their featherweight bout. Rosa was game and threatened submissions every single time the fight went to the ground where he finally submitted Soriano in round three. By Jon Kirschner | Twitter Rosa proved to be the superior featherweight tonight...

Jan 18, 2015 4:02 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: O’Connell Rallies Back to TKO Van Buren

Matt Van Buren and Sean O’Connell followed up an exciting featherweight bout with a slower paced, but more heavy hitting light heavyweight bout. Van Buren looked great in the first round, but he slowly started fading as each minute passed. By Jon Kirschner | Twitter Sean O’Connell took a serious beating in the form of...

Jan 18, 2015 3:30 pm

UFC FN 59 Results: Sanchez Earns Decision Win Over Matsuda

These two flyweights may have jerked the curtain for today’s card in Boston, but their fight is going to be tough to follow. Tateki Matsuda and Joby Sanchez fought their hearts out and brought the crowd to life with their strike-heavy bout. By Jon Kirschner | Twitter Matsuda opened the bout strong with a knockdown,...

Jan 17, 2015 8:24 pm

‘WSOF 17’ Recap: Shields Earns Title Shot Against Palhares with 1st Round Win

“World Series of Fighting 17” kicked off a bit slow with three decisions in a row, but Jake Shields and Joe Condon brought the crowd to life with their impressive submission victories! Joe Condon def. Johnny Nunez by way of Submission (Guillotine) 4:22 of Round 3 Joe Condon looked to be on the losing side...

Jan 17, 2015 8:23 pm

‘WSOF 17: Shields vs. Foster’ Full Results

World Series of Fighting put on their seventeenth card tonight and it featured a couple big upsets. Check out the full results below! MAIN CARD: (NBCSN, 9 p.m. ET) Jake Shields def. Brian Foster by way of Submission (Rear Naked Choke) 2:51 of Round 1 Joe Condon def. Johnny Nunez by way of Submission (Guillotine...

Jan 16, 2015 9:05 pm

Confirmed: Pitbull vs. Karakhanyan Next Bellator FW Title Fight

It’s official: Georgi Karakhanyan is next in line to challenge Patricio “Pitbull” Freire for his Bellator Featherweight Championship. Georgi Karakhanyan put on a beautiful performance against Bubba Jenkins on Friday night when he submitted him in the first round. Jenkins went for two takedown attempts, but walked into two separate guillotine attempts. The second guillotine...

Jan 16, 2015 8:25 pm

BELLATOR 132 RESULTS: Pitbull Retains Title, Makes Straus Tap

Tonight’s bout may go down as one of the most controversial championship fights in Bellator history. There were a handful of low-blows from both men and an eye poke from Straus led to multiple halts in action from referee John McCarthy. Straus was punished with a point deduction in the second round after he landed...

Jan 16, 2015 7:24 pm

BELLATOR 132 RESULTS: Karakhanyan Earns Title Shot with Win Over Jenkins

Georgi Karakhanyan put Bubba Jenkins to sleep in the first round and proved to be the superior grappler tonight. Jenkins shot for two takedowns in the opening round and got trapped in a guillotine both times. He was able to escape the first attempt, but Karakhanyan made sure he was not going anywhere the second...

Jan 16, 2015 7:04 pm

BELLATOR 132 RESULTS: Zwicker Earns Decision Win Over Alexander

In a night full of finishes, Houston Alexander and Virgil Zwicker fought for the full fifteen minutes and put on an exciting bout. After a close first round, Zwicker was the first man to convincingly gain momentum on the main card. Alexander was caught off guard with an uppercut at the beginning of the second...

Jan 15, 2015 5:04 pm

Danzig Chimes In On UFC Lawsuit

Former UFC lightweight fighter Mac Danzig recently spoke with MSNBC about a number of topics including the recent class action lawsuit filed against his former employer. The now retired Danzig doesn’t feel like the UFC has supported the mixed martial arts industry, his words: Basically, they’ve created an industry on their own success, but they...

Jan 5, 2015 2:59 pm

Askren: Dana White is telling blatant lies about me

It is no secret that current ONE FC Welterweight Champion Ben Askren and UFC President Dana White don’t exactly see eye to eye. The pair have verbally sparred back-and-forth on many different topics, most recently the UFC’s signing of former WWE star CM Punk. Askren’s criticism of the UFC’s new hire prompted Dana White to...

Dec 31, 2014 5:01 am

Politician Responsible For NY MMA Ban Under FBI Investigation

Corruption and politics? Say it ain’t so! The sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) is legal and regulated everywhere in North America… Well, except for New York that is. That’s because New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has done his very best to keep MMA from becoming regulated in the state. As a consequence, amateur...

Dec 27, 2014 2:02 pm

First Lesnar, Now Fedor! Coker Going After Everyone

Bellator President Scott Coker is hoping to land some “big fish” in 2015. Coker has already reached out to former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, to let him know he should weigh his options before signing on any dotted lines. Now the former Strikeforce boss has apparently set his sights on Fedor Emelianenko, to see...

Dec 20, 2014 10:45 pm

UFC FN 58 Bonus Report: Machida, Barao, Silva and Miranda Earn Extra $50K

Performance of the Night: Lyoto Machida “The Dragon” is back! He was only in the octagon for a minute and two seconds, but he was able to put on one of the most dominant performances of his career. CB Dollaway wanted to smother Lyoto Machida, but he had no time to do that as he...

Dec 20, 2014 10:02 pm

UFC FN 58 Results: Machida TKOs Dollaway in 1st Round!

Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will have no issues getting back into title contention if he keeps putting on performances like this! C.B. Dollaway was fighting a smart fight by keeping his distance, but it was a brutal kick from Machida that was the beginning of the end. Machida fired off a kick to the body...