Undefeated UFC queen Ronda Rousey (10-0) has been cleared by the docters to fully train MMA. The video captures a grappling session between "Rowdy" and #1 UFC lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez (22-3).
Midddleweight Francis Carmont (22-10) leaves the UFC after three years in the biggest promotion. The Frenchman announced the news through his facebook account.
Meet the two beautiful competitors of the upcoming UFC event in Japan - former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion Miseha Tate (14-5) and her opponent undefeated Rin Nakai (16-0). For Nakai it will be the biggest test of her MMA career when she steps for the first time in the Octagon, while for Tate it will be her debut in Asia.
UFC Fight Night 52 will be held on Saturday at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Watch UFC 178 extended preview. The video features UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson (20-2-1) and challenger Chris "Kamikaze" Cariaso (17-5) who will headline the event, and Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone (24-6) who takes on UFC newcomer Eddie "The Silent Assassin" Alvarez (25-3).
UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso will be held on September 27 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Don't miss the first fight of the historical The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned where the winner of the reality show will be crowned as the UFC Women's Strawweight Champion. TUF 20 debuted on September 10 with its first episode where Tecia Torres (Team Melendez) fought Randa Markos (Team Pettis). Despite being a huge underdog, Markos who where ranked #14, won #3 Torres by unanimous decision. "The Tiny Tornado" had never before throughout her professional and amateur career been beaten.
The next episode airs on Fox Sports 1 the upcoming Wensday.
Kickboxer Konstantin Gluhov (28-14) and former M-1 Heavyweight Champion Damian Grabowski (19-2) has been added to the M-1 Challenge 53 fight card. The news is confirmed through M-1's official website.
M-1 Challenge 53: Battle in China will be held on November 11 at The MasterCard Center in Beijing, China.
In the headliner of WSOF 13 Marlon Moraes had no issues controling the fight against Cody Bollinger, and in the second round choked out (rear-naked choke) his opponent. In the co-headliner Ozzy Dugulubgov knocked out with a left hook Keon Caldwell early in the opening round. Timur Valiev was a better striker than Isaiah Chapman and had better ground skills which earned him a unanimous decision victory.
World Series of Fighting 13: Moraes vs. Bollinger took place Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem in at in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Full WSOF 13 results:
In the main event of CWFC 72 Toni Tauru defeated Cory Tait via submission (rear-naked choke) in the last seconds of round four and thereby earns the vacant Cage Warriors bantamweight title. In the co-main event Jack Marshman TKO'd (strikes) Che Mills in the beginning of the second round. Mateusz Gamrot needed only 1:37 minutes to submit (heel hook) Tim Newman. Also on the preliminary card Azi Thomas in a fight against Mario Saeed has been disqualified due to an illegal upckick, see video above.
Cage Warriors 72 took place at Newport Centre in Newport, Wales.
Full CWFC 72 results:
Andrei Arlovski scores a big upset at UFC Fight Night 51 in a rematch against "Bigfoot" Silva. From the start the Brazilian takes the center of the ring and looks to land a big punch, while the Belarusian moves to sides, keeping a distance, working on the feet and using his speed advantage. After some punches and kicks, Silva moves forward and gets punched by Arlovski, and then again and "Bigfoot" falls like a tree, the ex-UFC Champion doesn't wait and jumps on his opponent to finish with wild hammerfists and the referee calls of the fight at 2:59 with Silva laying in deep knockout on the canvas.
UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Arlovski took place at Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasília, Brazil.
Full UFC Fight Night 51 results:
In the headliner of RFA 18 Alexandre Pantoja earned the flyweight title after he put Matt Manzanares to sleep in the second round. In the co-headliner Abel Cullum choked out Ulysses Gomez only one and a half minutes into the fight. Chidi Njokuani showed some beautiful kickboxing in a battle against Steve Hanna and won the match via unanimous decision.
Resurrection Fighting Alliance 18 took place at Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico.
Full RFA 18 results: