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Ansgar Fighting League 19 Shaping Out Well

Photo courtesy of AFL MMA. Ansgar Fighting League (AFL) 19 is set to take place Saturday, March 30, 2019, inside the Centro Insular De Deportes in Los Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain. So far six bouts have been announced with three title fights topping the card. AFL 19 can be seen on Fite TV and is an organization to watch in 2019 in Europe. Trio of Title Fights Bruno vs. Cordero Headlining the card is a flyweight title fight between Tapology’s #1 Western European flyweight, Raymison Bruno as the Brazilian is set to take on top-ranked Kevin Cordero. Bruno (11-1)...

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Damian Janikowski’s Opponent Named for KSW 47

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Photo courtesy of KSW 47. KSW fan-favorite Damian Janikowski has finally been given an opponent for KSW 47 set for Saturday, March 23, 2019. KSW 47 is set to take place from the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland and can be seen around the world on KSW.TV. Janikowski will look to rebound after losing to Michal Materla at KSW 46, falling to 3-1. He was bounced from the four-man middleweight tournament but will look to take on all comers to earn an eventual title shot. Seasoned, Tough KSW Debuting Opponent  Aleksandar “Joker” Ilic...

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Newest KSW Signee with Bout for KSW 47

YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA JULY 9, 2017: Japanese mixed martial artist Satoshi Ishii (L) fights in a bout against Russian mixed martial artist Ivan Shtyrkov at the boxing and mixed martial arts tournament in Yekaterinburg. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images) Satoshi Ishii KSW 47 The newest signee to the KSW heavyweight division, Satoshi Ishii, will make his promotional debut sooner rather than later. It was just announced Ishii will compete at the March 23, 2019, KSW 47 card live from Poland. His opponent on the night will be the 12-4 Fernando Rodrigues Jr. Another Heavyweight Battle KSW...

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Big Change Made to KSW 47 Bout

“The Pole and Irish of the north will get a chance to solve the conflict with ksw Borys Mańkowski vs Norman Parke”. Photo and caption courtesy of KSW. Due to injury, Dricus Du Plessis, Norman Parke makes his return stepping in to take on the Borys Mankowski at KSW 47. The Northern Irish fighter Parke last appeared in KSW at KSW 43: Du Plessis vs. Soldic in April 2018. Since then Parke has fought for Brave FC defeating Myles Price by unanimous decision back in June 2018. Mankowski has lost his last two fights in a row but they were to...

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Olympic Gold Medalist Satoshi Ishii Signs with KSW

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Dublin , Ireland – 13 December 2016; Satoshi Ishii of Japan during an Open Workout Session ahead of Bellator 169 & BAMMA 27 at the SBG Gym in Dublin. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images) KSW signed another impactful player with the recent addition of 2008 Judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii. Ishii has been competing in MMA since 2009 earning a record of 19-8-1 over the last ten years. KSW’s Newest Signee Heavyweight is KSW’s most popular division. The addition of Ishii to an already packed division will make for several intriguing...

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Bellator 216 Live Results

COLUMBUS, OHIO – MARCH 3, 2012: Paul Daley walks to the cage before a welterweight bout during the Strikeforce event at Nationwide Arena on March 3, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images) Bellator 216: MVP vs. Daley is set to take place in the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday February 16, 2019 just one day after Bellator held their Bellator 215 card. The main event features arguably the company’s biggest rivalry to date as undefeated British phenom Michael “Venom” Page takes on the English veteran Paul Daley. This matchup is also apart of the Welterweight...

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Invicta FC 34: Porto vs. Gonzalez Live Results

Invicta 34 Poster. Photo courtesy of Invicta 34. Invicta FC 34: Porto vs. Gonzalez is set to take place Friday, February 15, 2019, from the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. The seven bout card will be headlined by a flyweight title fight with Brazilian veteran Vanessa Porto and former UFC veteran Pearl Gonzalez. The beginning of a four-women number one flyweight contender tournament is set to kickoff with Milana Dudieva taking on Karina Rodriguez in the co-main event while Miranda Maverick battles DeAnna Bennett on the other side of the bracket. Also in action is EBI 18 champion...

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Invicta 34: Porto vs. Gonzalez Preview

Photo courtesy of Invicta FC. Invicta 34: Porto vs. Gonzalez is set to take place Friday, February 15, 2019, from the Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas and is headlined by a flyweight title matchup between Brazil’s Vanessa Porto and former UFC veteran Pearl Gonzalez. Invicta FC has an amazing card setup with a four-woman flyweight tournament set to begin to determine the new number, one contender. The card is stacked with flyweight talent. Six bouts on this card are at the flyweight class. Flyweight Title Main Event Since exiting the UFC, Gonzalez has won all three of her...

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KSW Drops New Promo Video for KSW 47

They’re showcasing the big boys at KSW 47. (Photo courtesy of KSW MMA) KSW recently released “The Most Powerful MMA Fight of All-Time” trailer video highlighting the co-main event of KSW 47. Five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski faces Olympic gold medalist weightlifter Srymon Kolecki. You can check out the video here: The Most Powerful MMA Fight of All-Time. Recent Addition  KSW recently added another superstar to the already stacked KSW 47 card, which is set to take place March 23, 2019 in Poland. 2012 Olympic bronze medal wrestler Damian Janikowski makes his return. Though his opponent is yet to be named,...

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Brad “Gordinho” Barnes: Coach to the Elite

Photo courtesy of Brian Barnes. The most important word in MMA is “mixed.” Any successful fighter, from your small-time regional promotion to the biggest stages like the UFC or Bellator, needs to have a mixed variety of skills in their arsenal. For instance, one of those essential skills is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ.) Brad “Gordinho” Barnes has been an influential BJJ and MMA coach to many of the world’s best fighters including Bellator veterans Ryan Quinn of American Top Team and “King Mo” Muhammed Lawal. Background and Early Days of BJJ The amount of success Barnes has accumulated in the...

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Jesse Roberts: Louisiana’s Bellator Rising Star

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Photo courtesy of Bellator. Louisiana is home to many of the best fighters in the world in many organizations. One of those representing Louisiana in Bellator is Jesse Roberts. Roberts recently made his professional debut on the Bellator stage at Bellator 214: Fedor vs. Bader on January 26, 2019. Though his opponent was making his debut, it was against a major name in the Brazilian jiu-jitsu world in that of AJ Agazarm. Short Notice Debut on a Huge Platform Not many people would want to make their professional debut on short notice with...

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Liz Carmouche: WMMA Pioneer to Reborn Title Contender

BOISE, ID – JULY 14: (R-L) Liz Carmouche kicks Jennifer Maia of Brazil in their women’s flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event inside CenturyLink Arena on July 14, 2018 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) Over the last several years, Women’s MMA (WMMA) has become quite popular with casual and hardcore fans alike. One of those pioneers of WMMA is the Louisiana-born Liz Carmouche. Carmouche has had a career resurgence at flyweight after a successful run at bantamweight in Strikeforce, Invicta FC, and currently the UFC. With nearly 10 years of...

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KSW 47 Bolsters It’s Lineup with Another Fireworks Matchup

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter KSW 47 Fight Poster. Photo courtesy of KSW. KSW 47, set for March 23, 2019 live from the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland has added another Fight of the Night battle for it’s already loaded card. “The Polish Zombie” Marcin Wrzosek is set for war with Daniel Torres. An Absolute War on Tap for KSW 47 The Polish Zombie took much of 2018 to recover from injuries but did make a showing at KSW 46 in December 2018 losing a decision to young French phenom Salahdine Parnasse. The Polish Zombie showed he was...

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Invicta FC’s Miranda Maverick’s Time to Claim Gold

Photo courtesy of Invicta FC Invicta FC 34 is shaping up to be one of the best cards in the company’s history. February 15, 2019 is the scheduled date for the Kansas City, Kansas event. Aside from the main event of Pearl Gonzalez and Vanessa Porto meeting for the Invicta flyweight title, but the wheels will soon be set in motion to name that winner’s next opponent. A four-woman tournament will begin the same night with Milana Dudieva taking on Karina Rodriguez and DeAnna Bennett meeting Miranda Maverick. Long Awaited Chance Maverick is coming off an impressive armbar finish against...

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Invicta FC Inks Tennessee Star Christina Ricker

Photo courtesy of FBS COMBAT Strength and Conditioning. Invicta FC has added to their already incredible roster by signing Knoxville Martial Arts Academy’s Christina Ricker. Ricker is currently 1-1 as a professional but has a solid amount of fights as an amateur. She is coming off of a unanimous decision victory over Hayley Turner. The event was Valor Fighting Challenge 54 on January 19, 2019. Christina Ricker “It feels incredible,” Ricker told MMA Sucka. “At the same time, I have a strange calm about it, like I know this is where I’m supposed to be. I’ve worked very hard to be...

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American Top Team’s Ryan Quinn Set for Commentary Debut

UNCASVILLE, CT – APRIL 20: Ryan Quinn pose for photos at the weigh-in. Saad Awad will be challenging Ryan Quinn at Lightweight in Bellator 178 on April 20, 2017 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Photo by Williams Paul/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) American Top Team staple, Ryan Quinn, is set to make his commentary debut with Z Promotions Fight Night 9 slated for Friday, January 25, 2019, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada Commentary Debut “I’m excited to see through the eyes of the commentator. I always have a lot to say on fights as they go and...

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