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Cha Jung-Hwan, Choi Young unify middleweight championship at ROAD FC 048

ROAD Fighting Championship announces the official opening of ROAD FC 048 which will take place at the Wonju Gymnasium in the ROAD FC hometown of Wonju, South Korea on July 28, 2018. The Middleweight Title Unification will be held between Champion Cha Jung-Hwan and Interim Champion Choi Young. Also, prospect Hwang In-Su will face veteran Yang Hae-Jun. The ROAD FC middleweight title will be unified when world champion Cha Jung-Hwan (13-6-3, MMA Story) faces interim champion “RYO” Choi Young (20-11-3, Shinbukan/Land’s End) at ROAD FC 048. This will also be a rematch of their match-up from ROAD FC 035, Cha...

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KSW 43 – Results

KSW 43 Results KSW returns to the beautiful Hala Stulecia in Wroclaw, Poland for a loaded fight card today. Check out full KSW 43 Results below! In just his third professional fight, Wroclaw’s Olympic hero, Damian Janikowski, gets headlining duties for the first time. He takes on former EFC Worldwide and BAMMA title-holder; Yannick Bahati. The co-main event sees newly crowned welterweight king, Roberto “RoboCop” Soldic, look to defend his strap against two-division EFC Worldwide champion Dricus Du Plessis. Also, in a battle to determine who wins the vacant heavyweight title; Michal Andryszak looks to make it seven-straight wins in the first round when he takes on UFC, Bellator...

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Bellator 197 – Live Results

Photo via Bellator MMA Check out the Bellator 197 live results, as Bellator MMA heads back Missouri for a fun card. Michael Chandler headlines close to home tonight in St. Charles, Missouri when he takes on heavy-handed slugger Brandon Girtz at the Family Arena. Girtz steps up on short-notice to replace lightweight champion, Brent Primus. The main event features two promotional mainstays, and in the co-main event, we see featherweight prospect AJ McKee return to put his 10-0 record on the line when he faces UFC-veteran Justin Lawrence. Rounding out the main card will be “Baby Slice” Kevin Ferguson...

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ROAD FC 047 adds five bouts, including multiple former $1 Million Tournament participants

ROAD FC 047 RETURNS TO BEIJING, CHINA FIVE MATCHES ADDED, INCLUDING FORMER $1 MILLION TOURNAMENT COMPETITORS AND A WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT FIGHT ROAD Fighting Championship announces five more bouts for ROAD FC 047 which will take place at the 20,000-seat Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China on May 12, 2018. Eight lightweight fighters are featured, with many being previous competitors in the ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament. Two women’s bantamweights have also been announced. Bao Yincang vs. Rafael Fiziev Bao Yincang (Xindu Martial Arts, 11-5-0-1) is a Chinese Sanda champion who made his name in MMA by defeating the best welterweights on...

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Bellator Rome announced for July; features stacked double-header

Bellator is primed for another Summer return to Italy, this time in the country’s capital; Rome. Live from the Il Centrale Live Roma – Foro Italico on Saturday, July 14. They bring a doubleheader with them in the form of Bellator 202 and Bellator Kickboxing 10. Two bouts have been announced for each so far. From the #BellatorRome press conference! pic.twitter.com/AS89qwveu1 — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) April 10, 2018 Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (26-4) is set to return and face Daniel “Drake” Weichel (39-9) in a featherweight title rematch in the main event of Bellator 202. Also featured; Italy’s own Alessio Sakara (18-12, 2NC)...

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Karol Bedorf meets Mariusz Pudzianowski at KSW 44

All rights reserved. Contact: info@sebastianrudnicki.com KSW 44 has been announced for June 9 at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland. The first confirmed bout is a battle between KSW juggernauts; Karol Bedorf vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski. The promotion announced the bout on Tuesday. 💥💥💥 BOOM! 💥💥💥Mariusz Pudzianowski 🇵🇱 zmierzy się z Karolem Bedorfem 🇵🇱 w walce wieczoru #KSW44! 🎟️ Bilety w przedsprzedaży na https://t.co/WFluZ9vD1Y! 🗓️ 9 czerwca🏟️ ERGO ARENA🇵🇱 Sopot/Gdańsk, Polska pic.twitter.com/jY7x8vBU9t — KSW (@KSW_MMA) April 10, 2018 Karol Bedorf (14-3) proudly held KSW heavyweight gold for about three years after winning the title at KSW 24 in 2013. He...

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RIZIN 10 card finalized with 3 new bouts; including Tenshin Nasukawa and the debut of Ayaka Hamasaki

RIZIN 10 fight card is finalized with the addition of three new bouts. The fights were all announced at a press conference in Japan early Thursday. 記者会見始まりました。#rizinff pic.twitter.com/R9JS8XdzST — RIZIN FF STAFF (@rizin_STAFF) April 5, 2018 Ayaka Hamasaki (14-2) vs. Alyssa Garcia (3-4) A former DEEP JEWELS champion; Ayaka Hamasaki brought her talents to North America under the Invicta FC banner in 2012. Eventually, after taking bouts in Invicta and DEEP, Hamasaki won the Invicta FC Atomweight Championship by defeating Herica Tiburcio in 2015. After multiple defenses, all via finish, Hamasaki took a risk and moved up a division...

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ROAD FC 047 Openweight Grand-Prix match-ups announced

ROAD Fighting Championship has announced that ROAD FC 047 will take place at the 20,000-seat Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China on May 12, 2018. The opening round of the inaugural 8-man 2018 Openweight Grand Prix will be held and the matches are now set. Jerome Le Banner (3-3-1) vs. Wu Lahan (5-0) Jerome Le Banner (Chakuriki Gym) of France is a decorated kickboxer with a 25-year chain of championships and tournaments totaling to an impressive record of 81-22-1. Although he started in judo as a boy, it was the impression of Bruce Lee which set him into the striking arts. Then from 1990 to 2015, Le...

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ROAD FC’s Openweight Grand-Prix line-up complete with the addition of kickboxing legend; Jerome Le Banner

ROAD Fighting Championship has announced that Xiaomi ROAD FC 047 will take place at the 20,000-seat Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China on May 12, 2018. The opening round of the inaugural 8-man 2018 Openweight Grand Prix will be held. World-renowned legendary striker Jerome Le Banner is announced as the final participant. Jerome Le Banner (3-3-1, Chakuriki Gym) of France is a decorated kickboxer with a 25-year chain of championships and tournaments totaling to an impressive record of 81-22-1. Although he started in judo as a boy, it was the impression of Bruce Lee which set him into the striking arts....

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Gilbert Yvel joins ROAD FC 2018 Openweight Grand-Prix

ROAD Fighting Championship has announced that ROAD FC 047 will take place at the 20,000-seat Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China on May 12, 2018. The opening round of the 8-man 2018 Openweight Grand Prix will be held. PRIDE and UFC vet, RINGS and M-1 tournament champ Gilbert Yvel is announced as the seventh participant. Gilbert Yvel (39-16-1-1, Mike’s Gym) of the Netherlands is a mixed martial artist with over 20 years of professional bouts. His start in the historic RINGS promotion during it’s early years saw him earn victories over Valentijn Overeem and Semmy Schilt. He then went on to PRIDE where...

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Daron Cruickshank returns to Japan to take on Koshi Matsumoto

The “Detroit Superstar” Daron Cruickshank finally returns to the RIZIN ring when he takes on Shooto lightweight champ; Koshi “Luxor” Matsumoto at RIZIN 10. Cruickshank broke the news on his social media accounts early Monday. Headed to Japan may 6th to fight Koshi Matsumoto for @rizin_pr . Time to get ready for battle.… https://t.co/3cKUqYFTB7 — Daron Cruickshank (@Cruickshank155) April 2, 2018 Daron Cruickshank (19-1, 1NC) joined the RIZIN roster in early 2016, very shortly after his release from the UFC following a 13-fight stint with the company. He won two-straight once joining the company, including a KO win over Shinji...

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Openweight Champion ‘Mighty Mo’ joins ROAD FC 2018 Grand-Prix

XIAOMI ROAD FC 047 RETURNS TO BEIJING, CHINA OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION MIGHTY MO ADDED TO 2018 OPENWEIGHT GRAND PRIX ROAD Fighting Championship has announced that ROAD FC 047 will take place at the 20,000-seat Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China on May 12, 2018. The opening round of the 8-man 2018 Openweight Grand Prix will be held. ROAD FC Openweight Champion Mighty Mo is announced as the sixth participant. ROAD FC Openweight Champion Mighty Mo (12-5, Team Mighty Mo) is a two-time K1 Grand-Prix winner, and he’s also fought in DREAM and Bellator throughout his career. He made his ROAD FC debut in...

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MMASucka’s Knockout of the Month for March 2018: Brian Ortega finishes the unfinishable Frankie Edgar

Much like this month’s Submission of the Month, the winner of Knockout of the Month was decided in one of the first events of March 2018. In February, the Knockout of the Month was Akhmet “Butcher” Aliev wheel-kicking his was to Fight Nights Global gold. In March, however, we saw a tremendous amount of knockouts. Despite this, none were better than Brian “T-City” Ortega doing the unthinkable against lightweight legend Frankie “The Answer” Edgar. MMASucka’s Knockout of the Month for March 2018: Brian Ortega finishes the unfinishable Frankie Edgar Embed from Getty Images On March 3, 2018, Brian Ortega...

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MMASucka’s Submission of the Month for March 2018: ‘The Honey Badger’ pulls off a literal guillotine at Brave CF 10

March 2018 was a wild month of combat sports. MMASucka’s Submission of the Month for March 2018 seems like the perfect place to start to showcase the month of craziness! Knockouts, submissions, and terrific fights were plentiful. The month was absolutely loaded with incredibly finishes particularly in the submission department. Last month, MMASucka’s Submission of the Month for February 2018 was an insane sequence of slams of grounded-knees that led to an eventual triangle choke win for Iwan Hermawan. However, it is on to March. Where one of the most insane guillotine choke finishes you’ll ever see earns the top...

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M-1 Challenge 90 Results + Livestream

Following along with the M-1 Challenge 90 results right here on MMASucka! M-1 returns early Friday morning with a fun fight card, live from the M-1 Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia. The main event features undefeated welterweight king Alexey Kunchenko, as he takes on Ukrainian veteran Alexander Butenko. Also on the card; multi-time UFC veteran Joe “Diesel” Riggs looks to make it eight-straight wins against Boris Polezhay. In a pivotal flyweight match-up; Vadim Malygin takes on Brazil’s Rafael Dias. The prelims feature many up-and-coming undefeated talents out of Russia, as well as some highly-touted amateur athletes making their professional debuts. Check out...

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ROAD FC 047: Chris Barnett, Alexandru Lungu amongst four new additions to openweight grand-prix

ROAD Fighting Championship had previously announced that Xiaomi ROAD FC 047 will take place at the 20,000-seat Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China on May 12, 2018. The opening round of the inaugural 8-man 2018 Openweight Grand Prix will be held. Four more participants are now announced: Chris Barnett, Alexander Lungu, Wu Lahan, and Kim Jae-Hun. Chris “Beastboy” Barnett (16-6, Barnett Taekwondo Academy) is one of the most exciting heavyweights in action today. He comes from a family of Taekwondo practitioners and brings exactly those kicking skills into the cage. Barnett achieved dominance in Island Fights then launched his career in...

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KSW 43 card complete with the addition of two final fights

All rights reserved. Contact: info@sebastianrudnicki.com The KSW 43 fight card at the Hala Stulecia in Wroclaw, Poland on April 14 is now complete with the addition of two final fights. This brings the fight card to eight bouts total. All rights reserved. Contact: info@sebastianrudnicki.com Croatia’s Antun “Killer” Racic (20-8-1) will face young Polish up-and-comer Kamil Selwa (10-6). Racic made his KSW debut last year at the KSW 40 show in Dublin. His original opponent, Anzor Azhiev, fell ill two days before the fight. So he was given a late-minute replacement in the form of fellow debutant; Pawel Politylo. After three hard-fought rounds, Racic...

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ROAD FC returns to China for ROAD FC 047; 2018 Openweight Grand-Prix set to begin

Since 2015, ROAD FC has held five events in China. ROAD FC 047 has been announced for May 12, where the promotion will return to the country capital; Beijing, China. The event will take place at the Cadillac Arena, formerly known as the Beijing Wukesong Culture & Sports Center, a 20,000 capacity venue that was constructed for the basketball portion of the 2008 Summer Olympics. The promotion brings the beginning of the 2018 Openweight Grand-Prix with them to China. ROAD FC returns to China for ROAD FC 047; 2018 Openweight Grand-Prix set to begin Photo via Xiaomi ROAD FC...

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LFA 36 brought a festival of violence to California

LFA 36 was live tonight at the Morongo Casino Resort & Spa in Cabazon, California. On paper, the card was a sure-to-be-fun one, but after the fact, it is safe to say it exceeded expectations on all fronts. After a fun four-fight prelim portion, the seven-fight main card kicked off on AXS TV. Seven fights, and seven fantastically violent finishes. Ricky Simon vs. Vinicius Zani In the main event of the evening, Brazilian veteran “The Little Devil” Vinicius Zani looked to dethrone bantamweight king and highly-touted prospect; Ricky Simon. Simon is looking to make the first defense of his bantamweight title...

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BAMMA Champion Mike Shipman signs with Bellator MMA; fights at Bellator 200

Bellator continues signing UK talent, with their latest addition being BAMMA’s middleweight champion; Mike “Sea Bass” Shipman. Shipman announced the signing – and return date – on his Facebook page early Friday. BAMMA Champion Mike Shipman signs with Bellator MMA; debuts at Bellator 200 Upon losing his professional debut, Mike “Sea Bass” Shipman (11-1) went on to win 11-straight. This includes title wins in Killacam Fight Night, UCMMA, and, most recently, BAMMA. In his 12-fight career, Shipman has never gone the distance and he has finished his opposition every single time out. Shipman last fought in September of 2017,...

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