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UFC 160 Prelims: Mike Pyle Survives Rick Story Onslaught, Grabs Split Decision

Rick Story was perhaps one punch away from stopping Mike Pyle, but his inability to finish the job came back to haunt him.
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Transgender Fighter Fallon Fox, Strikeforce Veteran Mike Kyle Victorious at CFA 11

Transgender fighter Fallon Fox improved her professional record to a perfect 3-0, as she submitted Allanna Jones with a third-round shin choke and advanced to the Championship Fighting Alliance women’s featherweight tournament at CFA 11 on Friday at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla.
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UFC 160 – Mike Pyle On Fighting Rick Story This Weekend

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Welterweight Mike ‘Quicksand’ Pyle will square off with Rick ‘Horror’ Story this weekend in the final preliminary bout of UFC 160 on FX. Pyle carries a three fight win streak into the match and is 6-1 in his last seven fights. In this video Pyle shows off some of his preparations for ‘Horror’ as well as how he matches up with his opponent.

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The MMA Hour – Episode 181 – Mike Kogan

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The MMA Hour with Rory MacDonald, Gray Maynard, Stephen Thompson, John Cholish, Mike Kogan, Holly Holm

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The MMA Hour is back in your life on Monday. Below is a rundown of who will be stopping by and when:

1 p.m. ET — Gray Maynard will preview this weekend’s UFC 160 title eliminator against T.J. Grant.

1:25 p.m. — John Cholish will talk about why he decided to retire before this weekend’s fight against Gleison Tibau.

1:45 p.m. — Stephen Thompson will discuss his UFC 160 bout against Nah-Shon Burrell.

2:05 p.m. — Top-ranked female boxer Holly Holm will discuss why she’s leaving the sweet science to pursue a full-time MMA career.

2:25 p.m. — MMA manager Mike Kogan will discuss Nathan Diaz’s suspension, Roy Nelson’s future, and more.

2:45 p.m. — We’ll answer your #themmahour questions on anything and everything going on in the MMA world. Hit us up on Twitter using that hash tag, leave a question in the comments section below, or give us a call. The best submissions of the day will receivea prize.

3:15 p.m. — Rory MacDonald will talk about his UFC on FOX 8 fight against Jake Ellenberger.

3:35 pm. — We’ll recap the first round of the Ric’s Picks Invitational and look ahead to round 2 this weekend.

Plus, we’ll be taking your calls on anything and everything. Got a question or comment? Give us a call at 1-888-418-4074.

Watch the show live below beginning at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. GMT. Subscribe to The MMA Hour on iTunes: audio feed here; video feed here. Download previous episodes here. Listen to the show via Stitcher here or via TuneIn here.

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GLORY 9: KO Artist Wayne Barrett To Face Mike Lemaire In Superfight Action June 22 In New York

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 14, 2013) – Hard-hitting upstart Wayne Barrett (1-0, 1 KO) of Queens, N.Y. will compete on the biggest stage of his young professional fight career when he faces off with fellow undefeated Muay Thai stylist Mike Lemaire (9-0, 3 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. in a middleweight (187 pounds/85 kilograms) Superfight contest at the first-ever GLORY championship series kickboxing event in the U.S. at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, N.Y. on Saturday, June 22.

The 27-year-old Barrett, a former Georgia State Golden Gloves amateur boxing champion and martial artist since the age of 10, has become a dangerous force in the ring with his thorough mix of striking skills and ability to read his opponents while splitting his training camps between Brooklyn, N.Y. where he works under boxing mentor Kelly Richardson, and Atlanta, Ga. where he trains alongside the likes of fellow GLORY competitor Eddie “Showtime” Walker and other world-class fighters.

After amassing a near-perfect amateur kickboxing and Muay Thai record of 19-1, with 15 of his wins coming by way of (T)KO, Barrett made his professional debut in Queens, N.Y. on Feb. 22 against Strahinja Ivanovic, a fighter with 12 professional fights under his belt. Barrett quickly overcame Ivanovic’s experience advantage, landing a right hook to the head that sent Ivanovic to the canvas for the 10-count at the 2:43 mark of the bout’s second round.

Lemaire, a 26-year-old protégé of retired, former world Muay Thai champion Melchor Menor, burst onto the national fight scene on Feb. 9 when he defeated three consecutive opponents in one night to capture the developmental Road To GLORY USA middleweight tournament championship and earn a multi-year contract with GLORY. Lemaire scored KOs on two of his three tournament opponents, including championship round adversary Walker.

A native of France, Lemaire began studying Judo at age 4 and later transitioned to Karate and kickboxing after he reached the age of 12. It was in 2007, the year he moved to the U.S. that Lemaire became immersed in Muay Thai.

Tickets for GLORY 9 New York, priced from $ 48 (plus handling fees), are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com and charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.

The event will be headlined by a star-studded, eight-man tournament featuring a lineup of top light heavyweight (209 pounds/95 kilograms) martial arts fighters. Slated for action in the one-night, single-elimination contest is world champion Tyrone “King of the Ring” Spong (69-6-1 43 KOs) of Boca Raton, Fla. via Suriname; KO artist Brian Collette (19-1, 16 KOs) of Norfolk, Va.; developmental Road To GLORY USA light heavyweight tournament winner Dustin Jacoby (9-3, 7 KOs) of Arenzville, Illin.; four-time world champion Danyo Ilunga (51-4, 41 KOs) of Germany; Muay Thai sensation Filip Verlinden (40-9-1, 16 KOs) of Belgium; Aerts-protégé Mourad “The Silent Power” Bouzidi (75-20-2, 34 KOs) of Tunisia; world Muay Thai and Karate champion Steve McKinnon (42-5, 29 KOs) of Australia; and Michael Duut (38-3, 17 KOs) of The Netherlands.

The GLORY 9 New York light heavyweight tournament’s quarterfinal stage matchups will be announced soon.

In one of several other Superfights scheduled for the event, heavyweight superstar and former secret service agent Daniel “The Savage Samurai” Ghita (46-9, 35 KOs) of Romania will face Muay Thai champion Brice Guidon (28-8, 13 KOs) of France.

Hard-hitting “Bazooka” Joseph Valtellini (8-1, 7 KOs) of Toronto, Ontario Canada will square off with fellow rising star Francois Ambang (9-2, 4 KOs) of Mechanicsville, Va. in a welterweight (170 pounds/77 kilograms) Superfight.

Valtellini has earned six of his eight professional career victories in New York. Ambang emerged the winner of the development, eight-man, developmental Road To GLORY USA tournament, created to identify new talent and potential future champions for GLORY’s championship series, at New York City’s Capitale on March 22.

Phil Nurse protégé Brett Hlavacek (8-1, 3 KOs) of New York, N.Y., the runner-up in the developmental Road To GLORY USA tournament on March 22, will face three-time Muay Thai titlist Paul Marfort (10-5, 4 KOs) of Orlando, Fla. at welterweight.

Additional Superfights will be announced soon.

Doors at Hammerstein Ballroom will open at 5 p.m. EST and the first preliminary bout will begin at 6 p.m.

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The MMA Hour with Nick Newell in studio, Josh Barnett, Luke Rockhold, Daniel Cormier, Liz Carmouche, Mike Chiesa, Stephen Espinoza

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A stacked episode of The MMA Hour is yours for the taking on Monday. Here’s who will be stopping by and when:

1:00 p.m. ET — Nick Newell will be in studio to explain why his relationship with XFC soured so quickly and where he will go from here.

1:40 p.m. — Luke Rockhold will join us from Brazil to preview his UFC on FX 8 fight against Vitor Belfort this Saturday night.

2:00 p.m. — Josh Barnett will update us on where he will fight next.

2:20 p.m. — Daniel Cormier will talk about his teammate, Rockhold, making his UFC debut, and his own future fighting plans.

2:40 p.m. — Showtime Sports boss Stephen Espinoza will talk about the network’s major moves in the boxing world and future in MMA.

3:00 p.m. — UFC lightweight Mike Chiesa and I will share our top-10 pound-for-pound best facial hair in MMA history.

3:20 p.m. — UFC bantamweight Liz Carmouche will discuss lifer after the Rousey fight, and her upcoming bout against Miesha Tate.

3:40 p.m. — We will reveal the brackets in the highly-anticipated Ric’s Picks Invitational tournament, which commences this weekend.

We’ll also answer your #themmahour questions on anything and everything going on in the MMA world. Hit us up on Twitter using that hash tag, leave a question in the comments section below, or give us a call.

Plus, we’ll be taking your calls on anything and everything. Got a question or comment? Give us a call at 1-888-418-4074.

Watch the show live below beginning at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. GMT. Subscribe to The MMA Hour on iTunes: audio feed here; video feed here. Download previous episodes here. Listen to the show via Stitcher here or via TuneIn here.

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MMAmania’s Verbal Submission podcast: Mike Rio, Joe Warren and more

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Are you ready to get your podcast on?

MMAmania.com is proud to promote “The Verbal Submission,” a weekly mixed martial arts (MMA) radio show that will feature commentary on the latest news in the sport, as well as interviews with fighters, promoters and other MMA personalities. Plus we’ll have plenty of listener/reader interaction, responding to your questions, comments and taking your calls in case you’ve got anything you want to get off your chest.

The show will be hosted by yours truly, and co-hosted by a revolving door of MMAmania.com writers and contributors. Our thirteenth episode is TONIGHT (May 8, 2013) at 10 p.m. ET. We’ll be talking all the latest news in the world of mixed martial arts (and there’s a lot of it lately) so don’t be a stranger. Our special guest tonight will be UFC on FX 8 lightweight Mike Rio and upcoming Fight Master coach Joe Warren..

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The MMA Hour with Tito Ortiz, Rich Franklin, Alexander Gustafsson, Bruce Buffer, Greg Jackson, Norman Parke, Mike Chiappetta

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The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life on Monday. Below is a rundown of this week’s show:

1 p.m. ET — MMAFighting.com’s Mike Chiappetta will look back at a wild UFC 159 show in New Jersey.

1:20 p.m. — “The voice of the Octagon” Bruce Buffer will discuss his performance at UFC 159, his playboy lifestyle, and his upcoming book.

1:40 p.m. — Trainer Greg Jackson will look back at Jon Jones‘ win over Chael Sonnen.

2 p.m. — Hall-of-Famer Tito Ortiz will talk about where Jones ranks on the list of greatest light heavyweights.

2:20 p.m. — UFC lightweight Norman Parke will talk about what’s next for him after he couldn’t fight at UFC on FOX 7.

2:40 p.m. — Light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson will respond to Lyoto Machida’s challenge and discuss Jones’ win.

3 p.m. — Future Hall-of-Famer Rich Franklin will update us on where he’s at in his career.

3:20 p.m. — We’ll answer your #themmahour questions on anything and everything going on in the MMA world. Hit us up on Twitter using that hash tag, leave a question in the comments section below, or give us a call.The best submissions of the day will receive MMA art from Chris Morkaut (a $ 45 value). Contest rules can be found here and here.

Plus, we’ll be taking your calls on anything and everything. Got a question or comment? Give us a call at 1-888-418-4074.

Watch the show live below beginning at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. GMT. Subscribe to The MMA Hour on iTunes: audio feed here; video feed here. Download previous episodes here. Listen to the show via Stitcher here or via TuneIn here.

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Chael Sonnen: Jon Jones Could Beat Up Mike Tyson, Muhammad Ali in Same Day

Chael Sonnen knows exactly what he will be up against on Saturday night.
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