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Bellator 141 Highlight: Marloes Coenen scores 17th career submission victory

Since making her professional mixed martial arts debut back in 2000, 29-fight veteran Marloes Coenen (23-6) has played a big part in helping bring women to the forefront of the sport. Last night, Coenen kicked off the Bellator 141 main card festivities on SPIKE TV with a slick armbar finish of Arlene Blencowe (6-5). It was the 17th submission victory of her storied career. Check...
Via Fight Booth
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Melvin Guillard ‘shattered hand’ in Bellator 141 loss

UFC veteran Melvin Guillard was making his Bellator MMA debut on Friday night at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. Guillard was competing in the main event against Brandon Girtz, an opponent he hand-picked, but things did not go according to plan. After three hard-fought rounds, Guillard watched Girtz have his hand raised in victory. However, there could be an explanation...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rousey-Holm moved to UFC 193 Nov. 14 in Australia

Mark your calendars, folks. Ronda Rousey will be back in the Octagon earlier than expected. UFC president Dana White announced Friday that Rousey’s women’s bantamweight title fight against Holly Holm, originally scheduled for Jan. 2, now will headline UFC 193 on Nov. 14 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. “Ronda Rousey was huge for us in Brazil,” White said Friday...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey makes breakfast look good in Carl’s Jr. ad

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has stepped out of the Octagon and into the TV spotlight. She recently teamed up with Carl’s Jr. to promote its Cinnamon Swirl French Toast Breakfast Sandwich. Maybe she’s trying to make some more money in an attempt to catch up to Floyd Mayweather, or maybe she really likes breakfast sandwiches. Either way, she looked pretty...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bellator not interested in Fedor Emelianenko for now

There has been some buzz in the mixed martial arts community since it was reported earlier this summer that all-time great Fedor Emelianenko was ready to make a comeback. Immediately, there was speculation that the heavyweight legend would be choosing between the UFC and Bellator as the stage for his return, but it appears that it may only be a one-horse face to land his services...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Watch For: Bellator 141 ‘Guillard vs. Girtz’

Bellator 141’s Melvin Guillard (32-14-2) was given a unique opportunity ahead of his headlining stint in Temecula, California’s Pechanga Resort and Casino tonight. Guillard, who will be making his Bellator debut, was allowed to pick his own opponent. According to “The Young Assassin,” who spoke with MMAJunkie Radio earlier this week about the subject, his team helped him...
Via Fight Booth
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Watch Andrei Arlovski brawl with Travis Browne in FOTN performance

Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski has been one of the biggest MMA stories of the past year – much to the delight of fans everywhere. The 6-foot-4 Russian returned to the Octagon at UFC 174 after a more than eight-year absence to face Brendan Schaub, a fight which he won by split decision. Two months later, he'd go on to knockout "Bigfoot" Silva at UFC Fight Night...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Weidman On Pace To Be The Greatest Fighter Of All Time

It was announced earlier this month that Chris Weidman would be defending his middleweight title against Luke Rockhold at UFC 194 that will serve as the co-main event to Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor. This will be Weidman’s fourth title defense and is coming off of an impressive 1st round TKO victory over Vitor Belfort. The All-American wrestler is undefeated at 13-0 and has beaten...
Via Oregon Sports News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC: Top 5 submissions of all time

Warning: this is not for the faint of heart.  If you don’t like bone breaking submissions, this article is not for you.  This list of submissions is a breakdown (pun intended) of the five best submissions in the UFC. 5) Nate Diaz vs Kurt Pellegrino. The bad boy of MMA There is no love lost between these two.  Generally speaking, Nate Diaz doesn’t like anybody but Pellegrino...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos Vs Alistair Overeem Co-Main Events UFC On FOX 17

A heavyweight clash between Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem has been made official for the co-main event of December 19th’s UFC On FOX 17 event in Orlando, Florida. The UFC have been trying to put this fight together for some time now, with two previous attempts to match them up having fallen through, so hopefully it holds together this time around. Former heavyweight champion...
Via Fight Of The Night
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior dos Santos Faces Alistair Overeem At UFC on FOX 17

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (pictured) and Alistair Overeem can finally stop bickering on Twitter, because they will have the chance to settle their long-running beef in real life on December 19.On Tuesday, the UFC announced the heavyweight shootout will co-headline UFC on FOX 17.This bout was initially supposed to go down three years ago, but Overeem flunked...
Via 5thRound.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez coach: I didn't do my job before Fabricio Werdum fight

In advance of June's UFC 188, then-champion Cain Velasquez did not want to train in the event's host city Mexico City to adjust to the thin air at its high altitude, according to his coach Javier Mendez. The AKA founder said that he had to try hard to ultimately convince the heavyweight to spend just a couple weeks training in Mexico City before he faced Fabricio Werdum. Werdum,...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Vs Michael Johnson Announced For UFC On FOX 17

Nate Diaz finally has another fight booked and it’ll come against Michael Johnson at UFC On FOX 17 on December 19th. Diaz hasn’t fought since a unanimous decision loss to the man who now holds the lightweight title, Rafael dos Anjos back in December of last year. Diaz had come into that fight after almost a year out in protest at his current UFC salary and weighed in almost five...
Via Fight Of The Night
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Cote TKO’s Josh Burkman In Wild Shootout (Video Highlights)

Patrick Cote (pictured) Josh Burkman didn’t win Fight of the Night honors for nothin’. The welterweights put on quite a show Sunday at UFC Fight Night 74, with Cote ultimately ending things via TKO in the third round. Both men were rocked on different occasions, but in the end, it was an overhand right by Cote that put Burkman down. Countless bombs on the canvas and the shootout...
Via 5thRound.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Cote TKO’s Josh Burkman In Third Round At UFC Fight Night 74

Patrick Cote got the better of Josh Burkman tonight at UFC Fight Night 74 as they both turned up the heat in the third round, dropping him with a right hook before finishing with ground and pound to the delight of the Canadian fans. Round One Burkman with a leg kick to start as Cote comes in with a punch. Side kick to the body from Burkman. Leg stomp and then a body kick from...
Via Fight Of The Night
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Legends of M.M.A: Royce Gracie

Similar to the “Fighter-Profile” series, the “Legends of M.M.A” series will analyze and give a historical perspective on each fighters.  This is the first of the series and who better to start it than Royce Gracie. Royce Gracie won three out of the first four UFC tournaments.  In the beginning, the UFC was design to be a tournament with a style vs. style format.  Gracie’s...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 74: Standing in St-Pierre’s shadow

Sunday’s Fight Night 74 will mark only the second time the Octagon has traveled to Canada this year under what seems to still be the looming shadow Georges St-Pierre left behind. With growing numbers of young and talented prospects, world-class MMA gyms, and a great fight culture, the recent fall-off of Canadian-hosted UFC events is rather puzzling. Especially when taking into...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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