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Thursday 05.16.2013 2:04pm ET | View Full Article
The UFC returns after a lengthy hiatus with UFC on FX: Belofrt vs. Rockhold in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. Like all preliminary cards for FX shows, it's a mixed bag, but all you can do is hope it's a bloody one.
Paulo Thiago (14-5) vs. Michel Prazeres (16-0) Welterweight
It's hard to believe that there was ever a time when Thiago was thought to be a potential contender. Despite his goofy knockout o...
Tuesday 03.26.2013 10:00pm ET | View Full Article
On April 5, ONE Fighting Championship will be hosting their 8th event dubbed as 'Kings and Champions'. It will be headlined by Kotetsu Boku's first title defense against Shinya Aoki, but one of the more highly anticipated bouts are coming from the semifinals of the ONE FC Bantamweight Grand Prix.
After two events, the 8-man field has now been trimmed to 4, with fighters such as Masakatsu Ueda, J...
Monday 03.18.2013 1:30pm ET | View Full Article
The past few years have seen releases of major Hollywood movies with MMA in the forefront, such as Warrior, Never Back Down and Here Comes the Boom. It was the efforts of other film makers, particularly documentary makers, to get to the point of having the sport be taken more seriously (or in the case of Here Comes the Boom, just accepting it as a legit sport to base a comedy around). Documentari...
Tuesday 03.12.2013 10:00pm ET | View Full Article
Can Nick Diaz 'andle de riddum at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, this Saturday night (March 16, 2013)?
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre intends to find out when he takes on the former Strikeforce 170-pound champion in the UFC 158 main event this weekend. In addition, St. Pierre's next challenger could be decided on the pay-per-view (PPV)...
Tuesday 03.12.2013 1:00am ET | View Full Article
Fighting in Montreal is becoming a regular occurrence for Antonio Carvalho.This weekend, the 33-year-old veteran will make his second consecutive trip to Canada’s second largest city to face off with Darren Elkins at the Bell Centre as part of the televised preliminary card for UFC 158. Four months earlier, the Canadian featherweight earned his second consecutive victory in the UFC in the same bu...
Monday 03.11.2013 1:00pm ET | View Full Article
Much like his nickname states, B.J. Penn was a prodigy in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Initially training with Ralph Gracie and later Andre Pederneiras, Penn was the first non-Brazilian to win the black-belt division of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, and would earn many more accolades in his grappling career in the late 90s. Eventually, Penn would begin working out at American Kickboxing Academy with ...
Friday 02.22.2013 10:00pm ET | View Full Article
Given the news of the recent cuts, there's something odious about the potential prospect of seeing the loser in this match leave town. I hope that's not the case. Other divisions can survive trimming their "depth." Bantamweight cannot. But then how is it possible for this match to be anything other than awesome?
It's difficult to summarize Ivan Menjivar's career. Even for those that have seen hi...
Friday 02.15.2013 9:27am ET | View Full Article
The Bloody Elbow staff previews UFC on Fuel TV 7: Barao vs. McDonald and gives their predictions for every fight.
The UFC on Fuel card this weekend, like any card in the UK, is a highly mixed bag. There are plenty of things to like, but also plenty of things to shrug your shoulders at. Consider this preview of the first three fights on the Facebook preliminary card part of the latter, but t...
Wednesday 02.13.2013 4:00pm ET | View Full Article
The UFC on Fuel card this weekend, like any card in the UK, is a highly mixed bag. There are plenty of things to like, but also plenty of things to shrug your shoulders at. Consider this preview of the first three fights on the Facebook preliminary card part of the latter, but this does not mean I am not personally excited about breaking down each, for which there's plenty to discuss.
Monday 12.24.2012 12:18pm ET | View Full Article
The legendary Vale Tudo Japan has returned with a vengeance. The event had fans the world over buzzing with excitement and it didn’t disappoint.
Monday 12.24.2012 12:15pm ET | View Full Article
TOKYO -- Hideo Tokoro needed only 39 seconds to pound out Shooto legend Rumina Sato in their bantamweight bout at Vale Tudo Japan 2012 on Monday.
Monday 12.24.2012 12:05pm ET | View Full Article
The storied tradition of Vale Tudo Japan returned under new management this year and put on a show at Tokyo's Yoyogi National Gymnasium today. Hideo Tokoro flattened the legendary veteran Rumina Sato in 39 seconds in the headliner. In the co-main, Kuiyoshi Hironaka decisioned Carlo Prater in a battle of UFC veterans.
Here are the complete results (via Sherdog):
Hideo Tokoro def. Rumina Sato vi...
Monday 12.24.2012 12:18am ET | View Full Article
What was previously held as an annual mixed martial competition from 1994-1999 in Japan, Vale Tudo Japan has become a legendary event and is now making its return.
Sunday 12.23.2012 3:30pm ET | View Full Article
Yes -- this is that Vale Tudo Japan. The same joint that, in the mid 90s, featured Randy Couture's first match outside of the Octagon, where he'd also incur his first career submission loss vs. Enson Inoue, and the ultra-valiant performance that bolstered Yuki Nakai's legacy, along with a host of yesteryear's NHB (No Holds Barred) all-stars, such as the omnipotent Rickson Gracie, current Nova Uni...
Saturday 12.22.2012 5:00pm ET | View Full Article
With voting in the 2012 World MMA Awards closing at the end of this month, onetime UFC veteran Andre Pederneiras has the opportunity to be one of the evening's big winners.
He's up for the Shawn Tompkins Coach of the Year award, and his gym, Nova Uniao, is also a finalist for Gym of the Year. Add in UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao's nomination for "Breakthrough Fighter of the Y...
Thursday 11.15.2012 1:36pm ET | View Full Article
Dallas Winston takes an exhausting look at each of the 13 match ups that make up this Saturday's UFC 154 fight card from Canada, which is headlined by welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre against interim champ Carlos Condit.
Georges St. Pierre, the unparalleled welterweight champion and pride of Canada, makes his return against Carlos Condit on his home turf -- Montreal, Quebec -- at UFC 154...
Wednesday 11.14.2012 12:04pm ET | View Full Article
Georges St. Pierre, the unparalleled welterweight champion and pride of Canada, makes his return against Carlos Condit on his home turf -- Montreal, Quebec -- at UFC 154 this Saturday. The full event is stacked with a rollicking 13 fights spread out over the featured pay-per-view (10:00 p.m. ET) and two quartettes of preliminary match ups split between the FX channel (8:00 p.m. ET) and Facebook (...
Sunday 11.11.2012 5:44pm ET | View Full Article
Recently released UFC lightweight Carlo Prater will try to halt a two-fight skid in Tokyo on Christmas Eve when he takes on Shooto 154-pound world champ and fellow Octagon vet Kuniyoshi Hironaka.
Tuesday 10.02.2012 11:17pm ET | View Full Article
This isn't our first venture into this obscure land, a place where your favorite television characters shipwreck into the MMA world. Earlier this year we created a feature entitled 'Game of Featherweights' in which Bellator's featherweight tournament collided with HBO's Game of Thrones. The official Twitter account of Game of Thrones retweeted our creation and even gave us a digital pat...
Tuesday 09.18.2012 10:55pm ET | View Full Article
As reported earlier, aside from hosting three title fights including a bantamweight championship bout between Evolve MMA's Leandro Issa and young Korean prodigy, Soo Chul Kim, ONE FC 6 will also host the opening round of their 8-man Bantamweight Grand Prix.
"The pool of talented Bantamweight fighters in Asia is fast increasing and I decided the best way to start choosing contenders for the title...