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  1. FREON Promotions
    FP
    02.18.2018, 8:53 AM ET
  2. Author: Eisis Approver: joe kerr

    Current FREON Champions:


    •  Heavyweight (265 lbs) - Olegs Emilianov 
    •  Middleweight (185 lbs) - Andrei Manzolo 
    •  Lightweight (155 lbs) - Alexander Jacobsen
    •  Bantamweight (135 lbs) - Edgars Skrivers
  3. Drako Rodriguez
    Drako Rodriguez
    02.17.2018, 4:00 PM ET
  4. Author: Legz Approver: joe kerr

  5. Francisco "Massaranduba" Trinaldo
    Francisco Trinaldo
    02.17.2018, 1:50 PM ET
  6. Author: WastelandWanderer Approver: Gregory

    Massaranduba is a training partner of Paulo Thiago and Rani Yahya. He spends most of his training time at the Constrictor and Evoluçāo Thai teams, and occasionally at Brazilian Top Team. He is a brown belt in Brazilian-Jiu Jitsu under fellow UFC conteder Sérgio Moraes.


    In 2010 Sherdog.com listed Trinaldo as their top prospect in MMA. Massaranduba is regarded as being hampered by financial issues that prevented his rise further in the sport, sooner.



    Coming from a disadvantaged background, Massaranduba struggles have been documented, and he has been quoted as saying "Sometimes I can’t train because I don’t have money to catch a bus and go to the academy."  For an extended period, Trinaldo would walk and have to take 2 buses daily across the city to get to his gym, and the same back.


    He began in full-contact Kickboxing when he was 23, becoming a student of the notorious André Dida Amado. He would go on to build a 12 - 1 Kickboxing record and become a 3-time Brasília-State Kickboxing Champion. After achieving this he then switched gear to focus full time on winning MMA fights. He went 6 - 1 as an amateur MMA fighter.



    Massaranduba's professional career began in the Fight Club Tournament promotion, where he won his opening bout via unanimous decision. This was followed by a TKO due to corner stoppage. Massaranduba then fought twice more, securing a submission victory via arm-triangle choke and another victory via TKO due to punches and soccer kicks after 12 seconds. 


    He went on to fight 9 more times in regional events before being signed to the UFC. Trinaldo went 5 - 1 in the revered "Jungle Fight" promotion, and locked in a kneebar submission win over big show veteran Luiz Firmino, at Bitetti Combat 6. 


    Earning a decision win over another UFC veteran in Adriano Martíns, this win crowned Trinaldo as the unified 'Jungle Fight' Lightweight Champion, having won the interm-Lightweight title in his previous contest. 


    His lone promotional loss came way of current UFC Bantamweight contender Iuri Alcantara in a 'Jungle Fight' Lightweight tournament, via submission.



    In March 2012, Massaranduba appeared as a fighter on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.He entered in the competition to fight in the Middleweight tournament.


    When he began practicing MMA, he only wanted to fight. Then his friends began to compare it with the old sitcom character of "Casseta and Planeta from TV Globo called "Massaranduba"



    As of 2017 Massaranduba has scored an impressive 12 - 4 record in the UFC, being somewhat of a staple fighter for the promotion's Brazilian events.


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  7. Lee "Doomsday" Poke
    Lee Poke
    02.13.2018, 8:27 AM ET
  8. Author: Bull26 Approver: poir420

    A late comer to the world of combat sports Lee Doomsday Poke(4-2) a former semi-pro football player earned his first victory in the cage on Halloween night  a TKO victory over Mike “Maverick” Foster in the 2nd rd. He would then earn his second victory over Michael Nabors in a tough battle winning by unanimous decision. After starting 2-0 Lee would suffer his first loss to James “The King” Garmany (6-1) by TKO in the opening minute of the fight that was for the vacant Valor Fights Light Heavyweight title. After taking a couple months off and briefly returning to football Lee would make his return in his hometown of Cleveland TN at Valor Fights 43 scoring a unanimous decision victory over Alabama’s Chris Butler(5-2). Apex 13’s middle weight title was to be against Johnathan Nichols but Nichols had to pull because of  injury and was replaced by Tanner Johnson, Lee won hard fought battle by KO with only 15 seconds left in the fight the victory garnered him both KO of the Night and Valor Fights KO of the Year. His next contest would be in the main event for the Warriors Den promotion for the WDFC middleweight title against #8 ranked James Conway with Lee coming in ranked #6 at the time. Conway would go on to successfully defend his title winning by unanimous decision. Using Muay Thai as his base style Lee is known best for his abilities in the clinch and for some of the most dangerous knees in the amateur division also a tough fighter who isn’t afraid to stand toe to toe and battle as evident in his victory over Tanner Johnson. Promotion record: Valor Fights(4-1) Warriors Den(0-1)
  9. Jimmy Smith
    Jimmy Smith
    02.10.2018, 11:48 PM ET
  10. Author: WastelandWanderer Approver: Gregory

    Jimmy Smith is a popular MMA color commentator and personality, aswell as having a unique path in martial arts. In commentary he has worked for many leagues including M1-Global, Bodog Fight, and for Bellator since the early mid 2000's.


    From 2007 - 2008, Smith along with Doug Anderson were the centre figures for Discovery Channel's "Fight Quest", a well received series where they travel the world, exploring many indigenous martial arts styles and cultures, before engaging in a fight challenge at the end of each episode.

     
    Smith grew up outside of Fresno, California. His grandfather was a boxer in the United States Army. Smith began his fighting career during high school on the wrestling team. He studied history at UCLA and he participated in the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu club there. After graduating in 2000 he became a mathematics teacher. 


    Smith ranks as black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Ricardo "Rey" Diogo, and holds many Brazilian Jiu-jitsu titles, including the Joe Moreira-Tournament Lightweight Championship, Copa Pacifica-Tournament Welterweight Championship, the Cleber Luciano-Tournament Welterweight Championship and the Paragon-Tournament Championship. Smith also placed third in the Southern California Submission Pro-Am and the 2003 Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Open.


     In 2001 he had his first pro MMA fight where he represented Team Punishment of Huntington Beach, California, in 2001. 

      

    Smith holds a notable win over TUF winner and UFC veteran James Wilks by leg lock.


    Having been well received and praised by the MMA community and it's pundits, he has also received ominations at the annual "World MMA awards". As of 2018, Smith now works for the UFC as a color commentator,  where he made his debut at UFC 221 in Australia alongside Jon Anik.

  11. Jesse "The Mantis" Velazquez
    Jesse Velazquez
    02.09.2018, 5:35 PM ET
  12. Author: Supersayianbjj Approver: Gregory

    Jesse Matsumi Velazquez 
    Amateur  MMA   fighter 2-2 CAMO
    BJJ Competitor BJJ Kids coach
    Higherground Bjj Purple belt
    Train MMA at the TheShackSystem
    I fight for International Fight Showdown, Knockout Promotions and Fightersrep in CAMO

  13. Filip "SVK" Laporcak
    Filip Laporcak
    02.09.2018, 3:48 PM ET
  14. Author: dveenhof Approver: WastelandWanderer

    Born in Sobrance, Slovakia, Laporcak immigrated to New York City in 1996. Living there for four years, his family decided to make another move to Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada where he spent most of his childhood. He naturally became interested in mixed martial arts through watching early UFC fights and through his dad having been a former competitor back in Slovakia. 


    In 2007, he began his mixed martial arts journey at Straight Blast Gym of Niagara in Saint Catharines under head coach Rich Beaupitt. Through SBG, he secured some amateur fights based in Montreal, Quebec and put together an undefeated record of 3-0. In high-school, he competed in various wrestling and grappling tournaments and became well-known throughout the Niagara region for his natural talent in combat sports. A few years after his high-school graduation he moved to Newmarket, Ontario while keeping active training sessions at SBG. However, it was common to find Laporcak mingling with top-notch coaches and fighters including a personal one-on-one training session with Chris Weidman’s striking coach Ray Longo at Longo-Weidman MMA on Long Island in February 2016.    


    It was at this time Laporcak looked into something that could really boost his reputation and with the help of SBG, he was able to compete in the Amateur MMA Provincial Championship event in Brantford, Ontario.


    It was here he fought and defeated Lonnie Herrington with a third-round rear-naked choke submission for the 185-pound Ontario Grappling Association’s MMA Championship title. This win granted Laporcak entry into the Canadian National Amateur MMA Championship Tryouts in Lethbridge, Alberta in May of 2016. 


    In his opening fight in Alberta, Laporcak faced Travis Lussier and finished him via TKO in the second round. 


    Laporcak faced Colton Boxell in the second day of the tournament and finished him via TKO in the third round.


    This victory earned him a chance at the International Mixed-Martial Arts Federation World Title in Las Vegas, Nevada in July of 2016. Laporcak learned that he and seven other division representatives would have the opportunity to be accompanied and cornered in Vegas by Lee Mein (Jordan Mein’s father) and current UFC lightweight contender Kajan Johnson. 


    In preparation for Vegas, Laporcak wanted to ensure his training was of the highest calibre and this is when he discovered a new gym in Etobicoke, Ontario called Xtreme Couture. He learned of the training services offered by UFC light-heavyweight fighter Misha Cirkunov and his coach Rob Santos at this gym and took it upon himself to get all the coaching he needed from fighters of a stronger skill-set. 


    In his first fight of the Vegas tournament, Laporcak fought Toni Stockmann where a series of leg kicks and punches rendered him unable to continue the fight in round one in his first and only loss.


    Upon returning to Newmarket, he vowed to continue training solely under Cirkunov and Santos. Over the next few months, he also had numerous opportunities to train with Glory kickboxing fighters' Simon Marcus and Matt Embree.


    Laporcak’s dedication to attending training sessions at the gym and working with Cirkunov and Santos has positioned him as one of Cirkunov’s top training partners in his UFC fights. Laporcak was a part of his training preparation for his bouts against Ion Cutelaba, Nikita Krylov, Volkan Oezdemir and Glover Teixeira. 


    In the meantime, Rob Santos cornered Laporcak in a match against Matt Northcott at Wreck MMA Amateur Fighting Championships in London, Ontario in April 2017. Laporcak defeated Northcott via unanimous decision to return to a winning streak. 


    Laporcak continues training at Xtreme Couture Etobicoke and served as Misha Cirkunov's assistant cornerman in his fight against Glover Teixeira on Dec. 16, 2017, for UFC on Fox 26.


    Laporcak intends to start his professional mixed martial arts career in 2018.


    Links to Filip Laporcak's combat/training videos:


    Filip Laporcak vs. Jason Wong

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYxR6bepkrg


    Filip Laporcak vs. Lonnie Herrington

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLXADS49hjQ


    Filip Laporcak vs. Matt Northcott

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5YXSx2pwKY&t=690s


    Filip Laporcak serves as an assistant cornerman for Misha Cirkunov
    (Filip is visible at the 1:15 video mark and is wearing a Reebok hat and Cirkunov’s Reebok hoodie)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0vVaGcQI6Y


    Filip Laporcak training with Ray Longo at Weidman-Longo MMA in New York

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cqEJWivot0&t=39s 


    Filip Laporcak training vlog at Xtreme Couture in Etobicoke, Ontario

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtAEC73KxkE&t=1s 

  15. Road Fighting Championship
    RFC
    02.08.2018, 7:21 PM ET
  16. Author: rokaf118 Approver: Gregory

    Current Champions

    Openweight - Siala Siliga

    Middleweight - Jung Hwan Cha

    Lightweight - A Sol Kwon 

    Featherweight - Mu Gyeom Choi 

    Bantamweight - vacant

    Flyweight - Min Jong Song

    Women's Atomweight - Seo Hee Ham

  17. ONE Championship
    ONE
    02.08.2018, 9:20 AM ET
  18. Author: blazeyek Approver: Gregory

    Current Champions 

    Heavyweight - Brandon Vera

    Light Heavyweight - vacant

    Middleweight - Aung La N Sang

    Welterweight - Ben Askren 

    Lightweight - Martin Nguyen

    Featherweight - Martin Nguyen

    Bantamweight - Bibiano Fernandes 

    Flyweight - Adriano Moraes

    Interim Flyweight - Geje Eustaquio

    Strawweight - Alex Silva 

    Women's Flyweight - Jingnan Xiong

    Women's Atomweight - Angela Lee

  19. Paulo "Borrachinha" Costa
    Paulo Costa
    02.07.2018, 8:34 PM ET
  20. Author: MousasiMMA Approver: Gregory

    The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 


    Episode 1 Costa def. José Roberto Rocha by Submission (guillotine) in Round 2

    Episode 7 Marcio Alexandre Jr. def. Costa by Split Decision
    Paulo Borrachinha is also a 4 time Minas Gerais State jiu jitsu champion and a 3 time Brazil jiu jitsu champion.
  21. Classic Entertainment & Sports MMA
    CES MMA
    02.03.2018, 5:02 PM ET
  22. Author: Nathanli Approver: TAZ48

    Champions 


    Heavyweight (265 lbs) - Greg Rebello

    Light Heavyweight (205 lbs) - Vacant

    Middleweight (185 lbs) - Vacant

    Welterweight (170 lbs) - Chris Curtis

    Lightweight (155 lbs) - Vacant

    Featherweight (145 lbs) - Matt Bessette

    Featherweight (145 lbs) (Interim) - Pedro Gonzalez

    Bantamweight (135 lbs) - Vacant

    Flyweight (125 lbs) - Vacant

  23. Invicta Fighting Championships
    Invicta FC
    02.03.2018, 11:56 AM ET
  24. Author: kingcillo24 Approver: joe kerr

    Current Champions


    Featherweight (145 lbs)- Vacant (most recently held by Megan Anderson before signing with UFC) 

    Bantamweight (135 lbs) - Vacant (most recently held by Yana Kunitskaya before signing with UFC)

    Flyweight (125 lbs) - Jennifer Maia

    Strawweight (115 lbs) - Vacant (most recently held by Angela Hill before signing with UFC)

    Atomweight (105 lbs)- Vacant (most recently held by Ayaka Hamasaki)

  25. Filip "SVK" Laporcak
    Filip Laporcak
    02.02.2018, 11:45 AM ET
  26. Author: dveenhof Approver: Gregory

    Born in Sobrance, Slovakia, Laporcak immigrated to New York City in 1996. Living there for four years, his family decided to make another move to Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada where he spent most of his childhood. He naturally became interested in mixed martial arts through watching early UFC fights and through his dad having been a former competitor back in Slovakia. 


    In 2007, he began his mixed martial arts journey at Straight Blast Gym of Niagara in Saint Catharines under head coach Rich Beaupitt. Through SBG, he secured some amateur fights based in Montreal, Quebec and put together an undefeated record of 3-0. In high-school, he competed in various wrestling and grappling tournaments and became well-known throughout the Niagara region for his natural talent in combat sports. A few years after his high-school graduation he moved to Newmarket, Ontario while keeping active training sessions at SBG. However, it was common to find Laporcak mingling with top-notch coaches and fighters including a personal one-on-one training session with Chris Weidman’s striking coach Ray Longo at Longo-Weidman MMA on Long Island in February 2016.    


    It was at this time Laporcak looked into something that could really boost his reputation and with the help of SBG, he was able to compete in the Amateur MMA Provincial Championship event in Brantford, Ontario.


    It was here he fought and defeated Lonnie Herrington with a third-round rear-naked choke submission for the 185-pound Ontario Grappling Association’s MMA Championship title. This win granted Laporcak entry into the Canadian National Amateur MMA Championship Tryouts in Lethbridge, Alberta in May of 2016. 


    In his opening fight in Alberta, Laporcak faced Travis Lussier and finished him via TKO in the second round. 


    Laporcak faced Colton Boxell in the second day of the tournament and finished him via TKO in the third round.


    This victory earned him a chance at the International Mixed-Martial Arts Federation World Title in Las Vegas, Nevada in July of 2016. Laporcak learned that he and seven other division representatives would have the opportunity to be accompanied and cornered in Vegas by Lee Mein (Jordan Mein’s father) and current UFC lightweight contender Kajan Johnson. 


    In preparation for Vegas, Laporcak wanted to ensure his training was of the highest calibre and this is when he discovered a new gym in Etobicoke, Ontario called Xtreme Couture. He learned of the training services offered by UFC light-heavyweight fighter Misha Cirkunov and his coach Rob Santos at this gym and took it upon himself to get all the coaching he needed from fighters of a stronger skill-set. 


    In his first fight of the Vegas tournament, Laporcak fought Toni Stockmann where a series of leg kicks and punches rendered him unable to continue the fight in round one in his first and only loss.


    Upon returning to Newmarket, he vowed to continue training solely under Cirkunov and Santos. Over the next few months, he also had numerous opportunities to train with Glory kickboxing fighters' Simon Marcus and Matt Embree.


    Laporcak’s dedication to attending training sessions at the gym and working with Cirkunov and Santos has positioned him as one of Cirkunov’s top training partners in his UFC fights. Laporcak was a part of his training preparation for his bouts against Ion Cutelaba, Nikita Krylov, Volkan Oezdemir and Glover Teixeira. 


    In the meantime, Rob Santos cornered Laporcak in a match against Matt Northcott at Wreck MMA Amateur Fighting Championships in London, Ontario in April 2017. Laporcak defeated Northcott via unanimous decision to return to a winning streak. 


    Laporcak continues training at Xtreme Couture Etobicoke and served as Misha Cirkunov's assistant cornerman in his fight against Glover Teixeira on Dec. 16, 2017, for UFC on Fox 26.


    Laporcak intends to start his professional mixed martial arts career in 2018.

  27. Siala "Mighty Mo" Siliga
    Siala Siliga
    01.30.2018, 5:21 PM ET
  28. Author: WastelandWanderer Approver: unoshowtenuno

    Siala Siliga, also known as "Mighty Mo" is an American kickboxer, boxer and mixed martial artist born in Pago Pago, Samoa. He made his K-1 debut in February 2004 and has competed in MMA since 2003 although very sparsely. After losing a fight via submission to Josh Barnett in 2010 Mo took a three and a half years break from MMA before coming back to compete in the Heavyweight division for Bellator MMA in September 2013. Since then, despite being over 43 years old, he has racked up 3 straight wins all via stoppage by defeating Dan Charles via TKO and then Ron Sparks and fellow kickboxer Peter Graham both via submission showing his much improved grappling skills.


    In the realm of Heavyweight Kickboxing Mighty Mo has taken on some of the biggest names of all time including Peter Aerts and Rick Roufus while earning memorable wins over Remy Bonjaski, Gary Goodridge, Carter Williams, Hong Man-Choi, Francois Botha, Sergei Gur, Brecht Wallis and many more, establishing a 20 - 21 record in the discipline. He has also fought under pro Boxing rules (Western) going 2 - 1 with 2 stoppage wins. 


    Over the years Mo has applied some explosive and unorthodox fraining methods, including pulling a large SUV truck via straps attached to his body. 


    Some of Mo's achievments include :




    • Road FC Openweight Champion (First; Current)
    • Two Successful Title Defenses
    • 2016 Road FC Openweight Tournament Winner

    • North West Toughman Champion
    • U.A.G.F. Heavyweight Championship (1 Time)
  29. Derrick "A-Game" Adkins
    Derrick Adkins
    01.29.2018, 5:07 PM ET
  30. Author: Legz Approver: WastelandWanderer

  31. Codale "Crunch Time" Ford
    Codale Ford
    01.29.2018, 5:06 PM ET
  32. Author: Legz Approver: WastelandWanderer

  33. Tyrone "King of the Ring" Spong
    Tyrone Spong
    01.29.2018, 5:06 PM ET
  34. Author: Legz Approver: WastelandWanderer

    Tyrone Spong is a Surinamese-Dutch kickboxer, boxer and mixed martial artist. Spong was born on September 3. 1985 in Paramaribo, Suriname, but moved to the Netherlands with his family at the age of 5 where he spent most of his life.


    Spong is the  former WFCA Cruiserweight Muay Thai Champion, former Glory 95kg Slam Champion and It´s Showtime 95MAX World Champion.


    Spong made his MMA debut at the first premiere World Series of Fighting event against Travis Bartlett. He defeated Bartlett on November 3, 2012 by KO via punch at 3:15 of the first round. His next MMA fight was against Angel DeAnda at WSOF 4 whom he defeated via unanimous decision. 


    He has trained in mixed martial arts with other top MMA fighters such as Rashad Evans, Alistair Overeem, Vitor Belfort, Anthony Johnson and others at the former Blackzilians camp.


    Boxing record.

  35. Farkhad "Frank" Sharipov
    Farkhad Sharipov
    01.29.2018, 5:06 PM ET
  36. Author: Legz Approver: WastelandWanderer

  37. Krzysztof Zimnoch
    Krzysztof Zimnoch
    01.29.2018, 3:05 PM ET
  38. Author: Legz Approver: Gregory

  39. Lazar Stojadinovic
    Lazar Stojadinovic
    01.29.2018, 3:05 PM ET
  40. Author: Legz Approver: Gregory

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