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5 MMA Fighters Who Started Late

Aging brings unpleasant changes to our body and is especially hard for fighters. When they’re young, athletes and fighters are pretty energetic and tough, but as they grow old, their decline is expected. Few fighters in MMA or other martial arts have managed to be successful past their prime, but there have been a few late bloomers that have managed to beat father time. However, there are some fighters some didn’t let age stand in their way. You can still bet on at least a few of these fighters at www.novibet.co.uk where you can find great odds and promotions....

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Norman Parke signs for Brave, faces Myles Price in Northern Ireland

Former UFC fighter Norman Parke has signed with Brave Combat Federation and will make his promotional debut at home. “Stormin’ Norman” takes on longtime rival Myles “Magic” Price in a Catchweight of 73 kg, at Brave 13: Euro Evolution, set for June 9th, at the SSE Arena, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Parke will have a familiar foe for his first-ever Brave fight. In 2010, the Northern Ireland representative submitted Price with a guillotine choke, and the two have been rivals ever since. Stormin’ brings an impressive professional record of 24 wins, six losses, one draw and one No Contest....

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Fighters Only Announces 2018 World MMA Awards Nominees

Fight fans around the world are casting their votes for the 10th Annual World MMA Awards as the list of Award nominees are now live on the official website www.WorldMMAAwards.com. This year’s black-tie event takes place Tuesday, July 3, 2018 live from the Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort. In true MMA tradition, Fighters Only Magazine gives fans the power to determine who takes home a World MMA Award. Fans can cast their votes through their mobile devices, smart phones or PCs at www.WorldMMAAwards.com. Voting will remain live for the next four weeks, giving everyone the chance to vote for their...

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Paul Redmond faces Gracjan Szadzinski at KSW 44

Ireland’s Paul Redmond (14-6) returns to the KSW arena on June 9th and will face rising Polish prospect Gracjan Szadzinski (7-2) at KSW 44 in Gdansk, Poland. The Team Ryano product made a successful debut for the promotion in his hometown of Dublin last October defeating durable veteran Lukasz Chlewicki on points. The 31-year-old rose to prominence following a 7-1 run in the Cage Warriors promotion before being snapped up by the UFC on short notice. After two tough fights there he returned the European scene and has been on flying form scoring big wins in BAMMA and Bellator...

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Combate Americas: Mexico vs. USA announces new main event

Combate Americas today announced a new main event and  live Univision Deportes Network (UDN) telecast for its ‘Mexico vs. USA’ Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event that will be highlighted by matchups between a collection of prolific, rising stars from Mexico against ferocious combatants from the U.S., in Sacramento, Calif. on Friday, May 11. The live UDN telecast of “Combate Americas: Mexico vs. USA” will begin at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT from McClellan Conference Center, and will be headlined by a 110-pound catchweight contest between top 20 world-ranked star Lisbeth “Coneja” Lopez Silva (5-3) of Mexico City, Mexico and Brenda Enriquez (1-1) of...

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ESPN Reach Groundbreaking Agreement with UFC for Media Rights & Distribution

UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, and The Walt Disney Company’s new Direct-To-Consumer & International segment along with ESPN, have reached an immersive, multi-year media rights agreement for exclusive live UFC content on ESPN+, as well as across a variety of ESPN’s television, social and digital platforms, in English and Spanish, taking effect in January 2019. This first-ever rights and distribution agreement between the two companies provides for 15 live UFC events to stream exclusively on ESPN+ — the recently-launched multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International group, in partnership with ESPN. ...

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Combate Americas Announces ‘Mexico vs. El Mundo’ in Tijuana on May 18

Combate Americas today announced its return to Tijuana, Mexico with a live Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event featuring matchups between a collection of the most ferocious, rising stars from Mexico and a lineup of electrifying combatants from the U.S., Spain, Brazil, and Chile, at Auditorio Municipal Tijuana. Priced from 330.00$ MXN, tickets for “Combate Americas: Mexico vs. El Mundo” are on sale at taquillaexpress.com. In the featherweight (145 pounds) main event, knockout artist Andres “The Bullet” Quintana (13-2) of Albuquerque, N.M., U.S. will collide with relentless striker Marco Antonio “La Roca” Elpidio (7-2-1) of Mexico City, Mexico. A lightweight...

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Mafra hoping to carry on Brazilian tradition at Brave 12

Brave Combat Federation has forged a close connection to Brazilian MMA, hosting three events in the country and counting on two local fighters as current champions – Klidson de Abreu at Light Heavyweight and Lucas “Mineiro” Martins as interim Lightweight titleholder. Welterweight Leonardo “Macarrão” Mafra hopes to continue that tradition with a trademark victory over Gadzhimusa Gaziev at Brave 12, set for May 11th, in Jakarta, Indonesia. A former UFC fighter, “Macarrão” will be the sole Brazilian in the stellar fight card for Brave’s debut in Southeast Asia and signals that a victory over Gaziev will propel him into...

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Lucas “Mineiro” ready for next chapter as new Brave champion

Lucas “Mineiro” Martins became only the second Brazilian to win Brave gold after beating Luan “Miau” Santiago  A couple weeks after the grueling battle, who pundits and fans were unanimous in calling Brave Combat Federation’s greatest-ever title fight, the new interim Lightweight champion spoke of his delight in capturing international gold and reserved special praise for his former opponent and still good friend Santiago. For “Mineiro”, his victory was a crowning achievement after so many hurdles in his Brave career – after winning his debut back at Brave 3, the Brazilian was injured and couldn’t challenge Elias Boudegzdame’s Featherweight...

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Big-Punching Gennady Golovkin to Vent Frustrations on Vanes Martirosyan

Gennady Golovkin found himself deep in camp preparing to set the record straight with Saul Alvarez following the pair’s hotly disputed split decision draw last summer. Then the news broke: Canelo had failed a drugs test. His second crime against the sport, many inside the game believe the Mexican should have been banned for life but after explaining away the presence of clenbuterol on eating contaminated meat, Alvarez was treated rather lightly, slapped with a six-month ban. With fans robbed of a super-fight, attention turned to which unfortunate soul would replace The Cinnamon One and the name handlers came...

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Combate Americas Scores Record TV Ratings, KO’s The Competition

Combate Americas today announced ratings for its first two live, 2018 events – “Combate Estrellas I” and “Combate Estrellas II” – which also marked the historic, first-ever live Univision and Univision Deportes Network (UDN) televised Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) events, on Friday, April 13 and Friday, April 20, respectively. Despite its start time of midnight ET in the United States, “Combate Estrellas I” delivered a total of 583,000 persons 2+, including 296,000 adults in the coveted 18-49 age group, on the Univision and Univision Deportes Network simulcast, beating Bellator 197, which aired in primetime on the Paramount Network. In...

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CageSport 50 This Saturday at Emerald Queen Casino

CageSport, the Northwest’s only all-professional mixed martial arts promotion, will hold its 50th show on Saturday at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. when Brian Halquist Productions presents CageSport 50. Headlining the nine-bout card will be a five-round main event for the CageSport Interim Lightweight championship between undefeated Joey Pierotti and Tristan Connelly. The semi-main event will be a highly anticipated contest between rising lightweight stars Chris Stone and Patrick Benson, while the undercard features four undefeated fighters in Chris Vasil, Terrance McKinney, Talon Hammons and Steven Southern. Tickets are available through the EQC box office and all Ticketmaster...

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