<![CDATA[All about Mixed Martial Arts - MMA News]]>Thu, 08 Oct 2015 22:01:26 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[We'll have to wait! The disappointing results of the press-conference of the new Japanese promotion.]]>Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:10:24 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/10/well-have-to-wait-the-disappointing-results-of-the-press-conference-of-the-new-japanese-promotion.html
Today, the MMA community awaited a press-conference where former PRIDE FC boss Nobouki Sakakibara would reveal more information about the new Japanese promotion, who returning Fedor Emelianenko will meet at the event along with other facts. However, we still don't know who the Russian legend will fight on New Year's Eve and we are disappointed

Below you can read the overall results of the press-conference.
The new organization's name is Rizin Fighting Federation (RIZIN FF) with a debut event Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2015 in Saitama, Japan which will be split in two tournaments, one takes place on December 29 while the other on the 31th. In between on, December 30, there will be held a fan fest like Bellator Fan Fest or UFC Fan Expo. The only known fight will be between top MMA grappler Shinya Aoki and Japanese super legend Kazushi Sakuraba in a catchweight bout. Also the event will be featuring well known Brazilian BJJ practitioner Gabi Garcia and Japanese kickboxing star Rena Kubota. All fights will be in the ring just as it was in PRIDE FC and we think soccer kicks will be back. RIZIN FC will cooperate with American Bellator MMA, Polish KSW, Brazilian Jungle Fight and British BAMMA.

<![CDATA[UFC Queen Ronda Rousey at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]]>Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:01:13 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/10/ufc-queen-ronda-rousey-at-the-tonight-show-starring-jimmy-fallon.html
Watch UFC Queen Ronda Rousey's appearance at the late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. "Rowdy" talks about her upcoming title defense at UFC 193 against former pro-boxer Holly Holm, her game face and more! 
<![CDATA[Conor McGregor predicted T.J. Dillashaw leaving Team Alpha Male, and now he has!]]>Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:24:25 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/10/conor-mcgregor-predicted-tj-dillashaw-leaving-team-alpha-male-and-now-he-has.html
You can hate Conor McGregor for his trash talk and such from time to time, but it seems he was right about the "snake in the grass" as UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw is now leaving his long time home Team Alpha Male, making a match with Urijah Faber very possible.
Brazilian MMA website Combate was first to report the news.

“The last six years at Team Alpha Male have been irreplaceable and my brothers there will forever be family to me,” Dillashaw told the site. “I thank each and every one of them for helping me along the way and being a part of this journey we’ve shared. This is not the end of being a part of the Team Alpha Male family, but a new chapter in my career.”

It is also known that Dillashaw is now a part of Elevation Fight Team.

Check out the video below where Irishman McGregor warns "The California Kid" about the "traitor".
<![CDATA[MMA rookie Singh Jaideep is a possible opponent of returning Fedor Emelianenko]]>Wed, 07 Oct 2015 19:18:24 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/10/mma-rookie-singh-jaideep-is-a-possible-opponent-of-returning-fedor-emelianenko.html
According to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, Fedor Emelianenko who makes his return to fighting in a new Japanese organization on New Years Eve is likely to meet K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 in Seoul tournament champion Singh Jaideep who has had only one MMA fight. The official information, however, will be released tomorrow by former PRIDE President Nobuyuki Sakakibara who is the head of the mysterious promotion.
28-year-old Jaideep weighs 109 kg (240 lb) and is 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) tall with a kickboxing record of 51 fights with 40 wins (13 KO) and 10 losses. He is mostly known by the destruction of another well-known Russian, Sergei Kharitonov, in 2010 and his fight against Gokhan Saki. The Indian born striker debuted in MMA in 2013 under SFL against fellow rookie Alireza Tavak beating the Iranian at the end of the opening round.

<![CDATA[Pro-boxer Lucas Matthysse wants to try MMA]]>Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:52:43 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/10/pro-boxer-lucas-matthysse-wants-to-try-mma.html
This past Saturday in Carson, California, former WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse was knocked out in the 10th round by Ukranian Viktor Postol. In the preparation for this match the Argentinian boxer revealed his interest to try mixed martial arts and after reading his interview below we have become very positive to see him in the fastest growing sport.
About his thoughts on the world of mixed martial arts.

"Sure, I’d love it. I can’t wait. As soon as I retire, I’ll give it a shot.." 

"I am serious. I like it a lot. I am going to make one fight and, if I like it and I do well, maybe I’ll continue doing it for a while," Matthysse said.

Matthysse has a record of 42 fights in the boxing ring with 37 wins including 34 by knockout. He has lost only four times and has 1 contest. The Argentinian is known by his wins over Vivian Harris, DeMarcus Corley, Humberto Soto, Lamont Peterson and Ruslan Provodnikov. Such a power puncher would be a gift to MMA.

<![CDATA[Gross! MMA fighter beats the crap out of his opponent! Literally!]]>Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:43:43 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/10/gross-mma-fighter-beats-the-crap-out-of-his-opponent-literally.html
Sometimes you just have to go, and sometimes not at the right time. That was exactly what happened in West Virginia at the "Ruckus in the Cage" event last weekend when Daniel Cooper was beating and then applied a choke on poor Travis Wolford. That's when the shit started to come out all over the cage. Later it was revealed according to the promoters that Wolford had gone to Chili Night to eat some hot chili right before the fight. 
<![CDATA[Francisco Trevino awaits possible disciplinary action for pushing Herb Dean at UFC 192]]>Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:46:13 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/10/francisco-trevino-awaits-possible-disciplinary-action-for-pushing-herb-dean-at-ufc192.html
UFC newcomer Sage Northcutt destroyed fellow lightweighter Francisco Trevino in under one minute at the recent UFC 192 event in Houston. After referee Herb Dean signaled the fair stoppage, Trevino upon getting up on his feet protested and pushed the referee and therefore he now awaits possible disciplinary actions.
UFC Vice President of Public Relations said during the post-fight press conference: "I have to say this again, unfortunately. Never is it acceptable to put your hands on any official UFC staff member or anybody not actually associated with the action inside the Octagon other than your opponent. It's unfortunate that it happened, I know he was frustrated that he missed weight and then obviously getting overwhelmed by Sage. The truth of the matter is that we will regroup on Monday as we always do on disciplinary type actions. But, it's just completely unacceptable. And the commission, to your point, will also have a say in that."

Former UFC fighter Jason High was once in a similar situation when the fighter pushed referee Kevin Mulhall at the UFC Fight Night 42 show one year ago and was fired soon after the episode.
<![CDATA[Scorecard from Daniel Cormier's UFC 192 split decision win over Alexander Gustafsson]]>Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:43:02 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/10/scorecard-from-daniel-cormiers-ufc-192-split-decision-win-over-alexander-gustafsson.html
Check out the official scorecard from UFC 192's main event where UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier and challenger Alexander Gustafsson waged a war for 25 minutes.
<![CDATA[UFC 192 post-fight press conference]]>Sun, 04 Oct 2015 18:29:36 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/10/ufc-192-post-fight-press-conference.html
Don't miss UFC 192 post-fight press conference from Houston, Texas. Who walks home with a bonus? What are the numbers after another great show? Hear what the fighters have to say about the past UFC 192 event and more!
<![CDATA[UFC 192 results: Cormier keeps the belt after a split decision victory over Gustafsson]]>Sun, 04 Oct 2015 13:24:34 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/10/ufc-192-resultscormier-keeps-the-belt-after-a-split-decision-victory-over-gustafsson.html
Houston, Texas - UFC 192 was a memorable event for the fight fans where in the headliner UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier met top contender Alexander Gustafsson.
The Swede started the match well by moving around and striking, but it was only until the American scored a big slam. Cormier landed good punches on the ground. However, Gustafsson controlled the position from his back eventually got up and continued to strike. In the second round "The Mauler" mauls "Black Fedor" with punches using his reach advantage. Cormier wants a takedown, Gustafsson runs, but suddenly goes for a takedown himself and gets it but without any success to hold the Champion on the mat. Then the challenger has some shots in the clinch, breach and runs again. Suddenly another unexpecting takedown by the Swede at the end of the round and the American walks in his corner with a cut. Third round, both are exchanging on the feet with Cormier making damage too, but it's a Gustafsson who now threats with takedowns. "Black Fedor" gives a challenge to "The Mauler" on the feet especially in the clinch, but Gustafsson again surprises with a hard knee to the head while in the clinch knocking down Cormier who gets up fast. Fourth round, the Swede looks very good with the strikes connecting with straight punches and kicks, while the American continues the chase he looks more tired or damaged but still dangerous with punches. Last round, Cormier lands more punches and Gustafsson runs a lot now. The Champion gives it all now and the challenger is more in defense mode until the final bell. Two judges gives the victory to Cormier, while only one for Gustafsson.

In the co-main event the former UFC Light-Heavyweight Titleholder returned to the cage against TUF Winner Ryan Bader. Evans was looking for counter while Bader moved around throwing nice jabs in the opening round. In the next round "Sugar" did more offence placing some good punches, but Bader took him down a couple of times and also landed some strikes back. In the last five minutes Evans continued being aggressive and tried take his opponent down without success, but Bader again took him to the mat and scored with strikes to win this fight by unanimous decision.

Full UFC 192 results: 
Daniel Cormier def. Alexander Gustafsson via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)
Ryan Bader def. Rashad Evans via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ruslan Magomedov def. Shawn Jordan via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Joseph Benavidez def. Ali Bagautinov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Julianna Pena def. Jessica Eye via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Yair Rodriguez def. Daniel Hooker via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Albert Tumenov def. Alan Jouban via TKO (kick, punches) – Round 1, 2:55
Adriano Martins def. Islam Makhachev via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 1:46
Rose Namajunas def. Angela Hill via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:47
Sage Northcutt def. Francisco Trevino via TKO (elbows) – Round 1, 0:50
Sergio Pettis def. Chris Cariaso via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Derrick Lewis def. Viktor Pesta via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:15