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Gael Grimaud Rallies, Submits Jesse Taylor to Retain Welterweight Crown at CWFC ‘Fight Night 6’

After 10 minutes of positional control by Jesse Taylor, a Gael Grimaud victory dance seemed to be the least likely of all potential post-fight scenarios in the Cage Warriors “Fight Night 6” main event.
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Lashley Disputes Decision Loss to ‘Colossus’ Thompson at Super Fight League 3

On May 6 in New Delhi, three cage-side judges decided that James Thompson outpointed Bobby Lashley in the Super Fight League 3 main event.
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Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 Finale results and LIVE fight updates on June 1 in Las Vegas


Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is already shifting gears, setting its sights on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 Finale, which is set to pop off from The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Friday night (June 1, 2012).

It will air LIVE on FX, beginning with the televised main card at 9 p.m. ET. “Prelims” action will also begin to stream live on Facebook at around 5:45 p.m. ET, which will then run right into the FUEL TV portion of the under card at 7 p.m. ET.

TUF 15 Finale will feature a five-round Welterweight main event between top division contenders Jake Ellenberger vs. Martin Kampmann. Of course, the two finalists who reached the 155-pound TUF 15 tournament finals, Mike Chiesa vs. Al Iaquinta, will also battle it out to earn a “six figure” UFC contract.

Check out the complete TUF 15 Finale fight card and line up after the jump:

Main Event:

170 lbs.: Jake Ellenberger vs. Martin Kampmann

Main Card (FX Channel):

155 lbs.: Michael Chiesa vs. Al Iaquinta (TUF 15 Championship Bout)

145 lbs.: Max Holloway vs. Pat Schilling
145 lbs.: Jonathan Brookins vs. Charles Oliveira

“Prelims” Card (FUEL TV):

155 lbs.: Justin Lawrence vs. John Cofer

155 lbs.: Myles Jury vs. Chris Saunders

155 lbs.: Daron Cruickshank vs. Chris Tickle

“Prelims” Card (Facebook):

155 lbs.: Cristiano Marcello vs. Sam Sicilia

135 lbs.: John Albert vs. Erik Perez

155 lbs.: Jeremy Larsen vs. Joe Proctor

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of TUF 15 Finale on fight night. We will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps and post-fight analysis after TUF 15 Finale.

We’re still a few days away from the the latest mixed martial arts (MMA) offering from the world’s leading promotion. Therefore, feel free to leave your TUF 15 Finale predictions in the comments section below or catch up on all the latest event-related news and notes in our comprehensive event archive right here.


UFC 146 Fight Night bonuses

There may have been no fight of the night bonus handed out, but it’s understandable when 7 out of 12 fights end in the first round, and only three fights come to a decision in total. Instead two “Knockout of the Nights,” and two “Submission of the Night” bonuses were handed out. The first knockout …
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UFC: The Ultimate 100 Greatest Fight Moments Reviews

UFC: The Ultimate 100 Greatest Fight Moments

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  • DVD
  • over 3 hours long
  • widescreen
  • produced in 2009
UFC: Ultimate 100 Greatest Fight Moments features clips and highlights from the first 100 UFC events chosen by the fans. Featuring the biggest stars, this compilation shows the most memorable, hard-hitting fights in the history of the sport.

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Fight Prediction: Junior Dos Santos vs. Frank Mir

Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos (14-1-0) vs. Frank Mir (16-5-0) Alistair Overeem may have been the man that everyone wanted to see Junior make his first title defense against, but his lack of following the rules has lead us to this fight. In Frank Mir, Junior faces one of the longest standing figures in the heavyweight …
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Cain Velasquez vs Antonio Silva fight video preview for UFC 146 in Las Vegas

The co-main event of UFC 146: “Dos Santos vs. Mir,” which goes down tonight (Sat., May 26, 2012) live on pay-per-view (PPV) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, features a monster showdown with serious title implications.

Indeed, former Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez will welcome Strikeforce import Antonio Silva to the Octagon where he will attempt to earn another crack at the belt he lost to Junior dos Santos late last year.

“The whole reason I got into this sport was to be the champion and to hold it for a long time,” says Velasquez. “I have to beat Antonio Silva in order to do that.”

“Bigfoot” is no pushover, though, having made his mark in the sport outside the world’s largest fight promotion with organizations like Strikeforce, where he destroyed Fedor Emelianenko.

It hasn’t ever been as tough as it will be tonight. And he thinks he’s ready for it.

“I’m the best in striking, the best in jiu-jitsu, the best in wrestling, you know? I believe in myself and I’m going to win.”

Last chance for predictions, Maniacs. Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva tonight in “Sin City” — who ‘ya got?


Fight Prediction: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva

Cain Velasquez (9-1-0) vs Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (16-3-0) UFC 146 really is the battle of the beasts. Both of these fighters are coming off first round knockouts in their last fights, and would like to assert themselves to the top of the UFC heavyweight food chain. With Alistair Overeem out for nine months due to …
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Roger Huerta to fight Phil Baroni at ONE Fighting Championship: ‘Destiny of Warriors’


Sources at ONE Fighting Championship confirmed the rumours that UFC veterans Roger Huerta and Phil Baroni would be going head to head in a welterweight clash on June 23rd. Both men are legends of the sport who have spent time training in Phuket but no-one predicted they would one day end up fighting one another.

Huerta has competed for most of his career at lightweight but did make the move up to 170 lbs to take on War Machine last November, suffering an unfortunate injury in the third round. Baroni has done most of his fighting at middleweight but has fought at or around the welterweight limit a few times.

The two initially discussed the possibility of fighting one another on Twitter on Friday and hours later MMA media began reporting that the match up had been made. Huerta is known for his aggressive style and outstanding cardio but will be at a significant disadvantage in terms of size.

Baroni has heavy hands, is confident he can keep the fight standing and believes his power will be too much for the smaller fighter. Huerta will need to fight at the hectic pace which is his hallmark and if he can take the fight into the later rounds his conditioning should make the difference.

Before this fight, which is booked for ONE FC: ‘Destiny of Warriors’ at Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Baroni has an assignment in the US when he takes on fellow brawler Chris Holland. That fight is booked for Ring of Fire 43 on June 2nd.

The card for ONE FC’s first ever show in Kuala Lumpur is slowly taking shape with eight fights announced so far featuring the likes of Renato Sobral, Masauze Imanari, Eddie Ng and Gregor Gracie.

ONE Fighting Championship 4: Destiny of Warriors
June 23, 2012 — Stadium Negara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

- Renato Sobral vs. Tatsuya Mizuno
- Masakazu Imanari vs. Leandro Issa
- Eddie Ng vs. Arnaud Lepont
- Gregor Gracie
vs. Adam Kayoom
Allamurad Karayev vs Roldan Sangcha-an
Peter Davis vs. Kim Hock
Marcos Escobar vs Rodrigo Praxedes
Roger Huerta vs Phil Baroni



Anthony Johnson vs Dave Branch changed to catchweight fight after ‘Rumble’ comes in heavy for Titan Fighting 22 (Updated)


Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight-turned-middleweight Anthony Johnson may have to turn light heavyweight.

That’s because “Rumble” was unable to make weight for his 185-pound contest against Dave Branch for the Titan Fighting 22 main event tonight (May 25, 2012) at Memorial Hall in Kansas City. Officials were forced to change this evening’s headliner to a 195-pound catchweight fight.

I guess things didn’t go the way they predicted in Titan’s March 23 press release:

In preparation for his upcoming fight with Branch, Johnson has brought on JC Santana, strength and conditioning expert and founder of the world renowned Institute of Human Performance in Boca Raton, Florida, located near the Blackzilian’s new training camp in Delray Beach. Santana will closely work with Johnson on a new weight, diet and strength and conditioning program leading up to his May 25 fight.

“Anthony Johnson has the potential to be one of the biggest stars in the sport, I don’t think anyone in the world doubts that including me and so I’m proud to have him as my client,” said Santana. “Starting today, I am going to be responsible for anything that goes into Anthony’s body. This is a make it or break it camp for Rumble, he has hired me, and we are not going to be messing around. This is a very disciplined and progressive situation and everything that goes into his mouth we are going to monitor, and he is going to weigh in every day. For me, the next eight weeks is Anthony’s fight. When he takes the cage on May 25, in my mind, he’s already won.”

Johnson failed to make weight for his UFC 142: “Aldo vs. Mendes” co-main event against Vitor Belfort earlier this year, tipping the scale at a whopping 197 pounds, a full 11 pounds over the 186-pound contractual limit.

It was the third time “Rumble” missed weight in his UFC career. The first came against Rich Clementi at UFC 76 and then again opposite Yoshiyuki Yoshida at UFC 104.

UFC President Dana White had seen enough.

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