Early this morning, Sengoku "Soul of Fight" took place in Tokyo, Japan. This year end competition featured a stacked main card of international competition.
Complete Sengoku results are below (Written by Daniel Herbertson of… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 30, 2010 at 11:31am —
For decades, boxing was criticized for devoting little time or resources to undercards. Events pushed two headlining fighters; fans -- especially celebrities, who need to devote time to important thoughts -- grew trained to not even show up for preliminary bouts.
The UFC has rarely had that problem: a major…
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 30, 2010 at 10:21am —
After a 2-2 stint under the World Extreme Cagefighting banner, lightweight Chris Horodecki has been released by WEC and UFC parent company Zuffa LLC. Continue
Horodecki had hoped to make the transition to the UFC as the two promotions merged, but “The Polish Hammer” will now have to wait to make his Octagon debut. MMAJunkie.com first reported Horodecki’s release on Tuesday morning; Sherdog.com confirmed the news with the fighter…
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 29, 2010 at 4:10pm —
Weigh-ins for World Victory Road's "Sengoku: Soul of Fight" took place today, where all but one of the show's 30 MMA competitors successfully made weight.
Today's festivities took place at Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, which also hosts Thursday's all-day event.
Late-replacement fighter Taisuke Okuno missed weight for his welterweight bout with Ryo… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 29, 2010 at 12:02pm —
A heavily rumored welterweight showdown between Dan Hardy and Anthony Johnson has been verbally agreed to for UFC Fight Night 24.
The bout was first reported by URDirt.com, but had initially been expected for UFC 129 in Toronto.… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 29, 2010 at 10:19am —
You could be the most anti-Brock Lesnar fan in the world, and yet, you'd probably still be unable to deny what the man has done for MMA in the two years that he's been a pro. Continue
UFC mainstays, including UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock, Dan "The Beast" Severn and early UFC standout Paul "The Polar Bear" Varelans, have made the crossover in the past from the UFC to Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment, but before Brock…
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 29, 2010 at 9:35am —
The UFC this weekend will make its live network television debut and it's on a channel you wouldn't have expected. The UFC announced Monday that the UFC 125 Prelims this Saturday will be televised on ION television at 8:55 p.m. ET.
"I am excited for our fans because I've been looking for ways to broadcast UFC prelims free and to as many homes as possible," UFC President Dana White stated. "ION is the largest broadcast… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 28, 2010 at 11:56am —
Tyrone Glover has put some legal smackdown on his opposing counsel since becoming a lawyer.
Now it’s time for “T$” (T-Money) to remind opponents he can dish out plenty of hurt in mixed martial arts action. Fresh from a long layoff to complete his studies and start his own legal practice, Glover is making a triumphant return to the sport by signing a new four-fight contract with the Maximum Fighting Championship.
“From a performance standpoint,… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 28, 2010 at 11:08am —
Former WEC light heavyweight champion Brian Stann made the move to the Ultimate Fighting Championship after World Extreme Cagefighting shuttered its light heavyweight and middleweight divisions in late 2008. Shortly thereafter, he made another move… to Greg Jackson’s camp in Albuquerque, N.M.
Several fights later, he calls himself “a staple” of the camp, and hasn’t looked back.…
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 27, 2010 at 2:17pm —
With an impending title fight against MMA’s deadliest marksman just around the UFC 126 corner, many were curious why Vitor Belfort opted to part ways with striking coach Shawn Tompkins. Well, it appears the middleweight top contender was busy courting boxing legend Mike Tyson to help him hone his hands for Anderson Silva.
While the stable of studs Xtreme Couture houses is likely the primary reason Belfort jumped ship, it… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 27, 2010 at 11:29am —
Frankie Edgar has spent the better part of his mixed martial arts career fighting against the odds. Continue
He’s supposedly not big enough to fight at lightweight. He’s not strong enough to deal with the power of the biggest 155-pounders in the world. He’s not in the same league as B.J. Penn and can’t be the champion.
Edgar has overcome all of those challenges during his time in the UFC, and now as the reigning and defending lightweight champion, the New Jersey native will look…
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 27, 2010 at 9:27am —
A boxing promoter is offering actors Mark Wahlberg and Will Smith $1 million each to go three rounds with each other for charity.
“I can’t see them saying no. It’s not like anyone is going to get hurt,” Damon Feldman, who runs the Celebrity Boxing Federation, told the Star on Wednesday.
Feldman’s federation, also called the Hollywood Boxing Federation, has staged bouts with actor Danny Bonaduce, Lindsay Lohan’s dad Michael, porn star Gina Lynn and police beating victim… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 22, 2010 at 1:28pm —
1. UFC sells 10 percent share to Abu Dhabi-based Flash Entertainment. Despite several offers to go public or take on additional investors, the Ultimate Fighting Championship remained a private outfit since Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta purchased it in 2001. Amid explosive growth in the decade's second half, UFC president Dana White repeatedly said the promotion's parent company, Zuffa LLC, would never dilute its ownership. But in January, that's exactly what it did when it sold a 10 percent stake… Continue
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Earlier today, Sengoku officials announced that submission ace Megumi Fujii will meet Cage Force and Smackgirl veteran Emi Fujino at "Sengoku: Soul of Fight."
"Sengoku: Soul of Fight" takes place at the Ariake Coliseum, in Tokyo Japan on December 30th and will feature a featherweight title fight between Marlon Sandro and Hatsu Hioki.
Fujii last saw action at Bellator 34 when she lost a highly controversial split decision to Zoila Frausto for the Bellator 115lb women's title.… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 20, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Bernard Hopkins, 45, failed to make history as the oldest boxer to ever win a major world title Saturday night in Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, when he fought to a majority draw with the hometown champion Jean Pascal.
WBC light-heavyweight champion Jean Pascal, 28, retained his world title belt in what many observers saw as a close, that could have gone to either fighter. Hopkins felt he did enough to … Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 20, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Longtime Southern California promoter Roy Engelbrecht will introduce Fight Club OC to SoCal fight fans for 2011. Fight Club OC will be a bi-monthly event with boxing and MMA on the same card.
Engelbrecht promoted the “Battle in the Ballroom” series in Irvine, California. With Fight Club OC, he is moving the promotion to The Hangar, a larger venue in Costa Mesa, California.
From Fight Club OC’s press release:
In addition to the mix of the two most popular…
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 20, 2010 at 11:00am —
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Believe it or not, former WEC lightweight champion Ben Henderson (12-2 MMA, 5-1 WEC) said he already had seen the gravity-defying cage-assisted flying kick that Anthony Pettis (13-1 MMA, 5-1 WEC) used to floor him in the fifth round of their WEC 53 main-event scrap. Continue
"I saw it in Mortal Kombat once," Henderson joked.
It's that type of attitude that made "Smooth" an instant star during his tenure in the WEC. And while he'll now make the transition to the UFC…
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 20, 2010 at 10:00am —
You've got one more chance to see "the kick."
Replays of this past Thursday's "WEC 53: Henderson vs. Pettis" event air tonight on Versus.
The WEC's final event initially took place Dec. 16 at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Ariz., and featured one of the most spectacular moments in MMA history as new WEC lightweight champion Anthony…
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 18, 2010 at 1:30pm —
The WEC’s swan song will feature a lightweight title scrap between champ Ben Henderson and Anthony Pettis. While going down in the record books as the company’s last 155-pound king is a solid bullet point on the resume, it’s not nearly as impressive as becoming co-UFC lightweight champion.
Henderson owns a dominant 12-1 professional record and has skyrocketed up the ranks over the last couple of years. His… Continue
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 16, 2010 at 3:09pm —
There are a number of fights this weekend. Take a look at the schedule of upcoming events. If I missed any, please feel free to add to the comments section.
Added by JSladky FightNews on December 16, 2010 at 3:04pm —