<![CDATA[All about Mixed Martial Arts - MMA News]]>Fri, 22 May 2015 02:55:34 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[UFC 187: weigh-in event LIVE]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 17:37:01 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/05/ufc-187-weigh-in-event-live.html
Watch UFC 187: Johnson vs. Cormier weigh-ins live at combatbear.com. The athletes will step on the scale and make the staredowns in front the fans and media.
<![CDATA[Ovince Saint Preux vs. Glover Teixeira to headline UFC Fight Night 74 in Nashville]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 17:35:55 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/05/ovince-saint-preux-vs-glover-teixeira-to-headline-ufc-fight-night-74innashville.html
A light-heavyweight bout between #7 Ovince Saint Preux (18-6) and former title challenger Glover Teixeira (22-4) will headline UFC Fight Night 74.

UFC Fight Night 74 will be held on August 8 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
Saint Preux has lost only once inside the Octagon, to Ryan Bader almost a year ago. Since his loss, OSP has won two fights via first round KO/TKO against Maurício Rua and Patrick Cummins.

Teixeira was supposed to face Alexander Gustafsson on June 20, but the Swede withdraw from the bout due to injury. After losing the championship match against Jon Jones, the Brazilian also lost his next fight against Phil Davis via decision.
<![CDATA[ONE Championship 27 weigh-in results: Champion Aoki and challenger Ando on the mark]]>Thu, 21 May 2015 17:33:49 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/05/one-championship-27-weigh-in-results-champion-aoki-and-challenger-ando-on-the-mark.html
ONE Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki (154) and challenger Koji Ando (154.5) were both on the mark at the weigh-in event. Also co-headliners Roy Doliguez (113.5) vs. Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (114) successfully passed the procedure for the inaugural strawweight title fight.

ONE Championship 27 will be held tomorrow at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.

Full ONE Championship 27 weigh-in results:

                                             MAIN CARD 

Champion Shinya Aoki (154) vs. Koji Ando (154.5) – for lightweight title
Roy Doliguez (113.5) vs. Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke (114) – for inaugural strawweight title
Marat Gafurov (145) vs. Ev Ting (145)
Kuat Khamitov (154.5) vs. Lowen Tynanes (153)
Eddie Ng (154.5) vs. Ariel Sexton (154.5)
Stephen Langdown (134.5) vs. A La Teng Hei Li (134.5)

                                     PRELIMINARY CARD

Amir Khan (144) vs. Shannon Wiratchai (145)
Benedict Ang (143.5) vs. Waqar Umar (144)
Angela Lee (114) vs. Aya Saeid Saber (114)
Ali Yaakub (121.5) vs. Jianbing Yang (125)
<![CDATA[KSW 31 staredowns in Warsaw’s Palace of Culture]]>Wed, 20 May 2015 16:54:43 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/05/ksw-31-staredownsin-warsaws-palace-of-culture.html
Check out the KSW 31 staredowns in Warsaw’s Palace of Culture. The upcoming event will feature Middleweight Champion Michał Materla's title defence against UFC veteran  Tomasz Drwal and Polish strongman Mariusz Pudzianowski who meets BJJ practitionar Rolles Gracie among other interesting match-ups.

KSW 31 will be held this weekend at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland.

<![CDATA[Mike Swick: The Comeback - Episode 2]]>Wed, 20 May 2015 16:53:00 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/05/mike-swick-the-comeback-episode-2.html
TUF 1 competitor Mike Swick (15-5) continues his preparations for his UFC return in the second episode of his video blog. Swick has been out of fighting for 2,5 years as he committed himself to build the AKA gym in Phuket, Thailand. On July 11 "Quick" will face Alex Garcia (12-2) at UFC 189 in Las Vegas.
<![CDATA[Aleksander Emelianenko found guilty of rape and will serve 4,5 years in prison]]>Tue, 19 May 2015 19:23:15 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/05/aleksander-emelianenko-found-guilty-of-rape-and-will-serve-45-years-in-prison.html
Today Simonovsky Court of Moscow found PRIDE veteran Aleksander Emelianenko (23-7) guilty in the commission of rape. The athlete was also convicted of taking the passport from his victim. Emelianenko Jr. will serve 4,5 year in prison and is fined 50.000 rubles which equals ca. 1000 US dollars.
According to investigators, on the night of March 3, 2014 in the apartment of one of the houses on Peresvetov street in Moscow, Emelianenko committed sexual assault against a woman who was cleaning his apartment. In addition, he forced her to use drugs, and then took the passport from her. Emelianenko Jr. denies the accusations, and claims the woman had sexual intercourse with him out of free will.

The three-time world Combat Sambo champion in the absolute division was wanted by police, and on May 9  he was found in Tambov after he got in a car accident.

Even now being under arrest, the scandalous fighter wants to return to the ring as soon as he is free and according to his lawyer Kahaber Dolbadze his client still trained in prison while awaiting a court.

Emelianenko Jr. has in the past repeatedly been seen in a criminal light. In August last year, at the request of 23-year-old woman who claimed she was raped by Aleksander in a Moscow apartment, the police carried out a procedural review. After questioning Emelianenko Jr. and inspecting the apartment, where the alleged crime was committed, the woman withdrew her charges against the scandalous fighter.

Also this year, another case was opened against the Sambo fighter, this time he was charged of assaulting an old man in one of the capital's cafés. But the production of the case was dismissed for reconciliation between the parties.

After an honest interview with Emelianenko Jr.'s older brother, Fedor, he said that Aleksander after their parents divorce entered a difficult period and was raised by the streets and bad surroundings. 

"The Grim Reaper's" career has with 99,9% certainty come to an end, not only with M-1 Global, but even minor promotions will have no interest in a fighter with such a back-story. Emelianenko's last fight was against Dmitry Sosnowski (8-0) at Coliseum FC: New History 2 in St. Petersburg, Russia in January 2014 when Sosnowski stopped him under two minutes into the fight.
<![CDATA[NSAC makes rules stricter for cheaters]]>Tue, 19 May 2015 08:10:53 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/05/nsac-makes-rules-stricter-for-cheaters.html
Are you sure you want to use PEDs for your next fight with the new stricter rules recently released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission? I don't think so! Finally the NSAC has made some steps in the right direction for a cleaner competition, and we really hope this will help our favorite sport. Now MMA cheaters can be fined with a lifetime ban and a 100 percent fine.

Three years and 50-70 percent of purse for first offense
Four years and 75-100 percent of purse for second offense
Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for third offense


Two years and 35-45 percent of purse for first offense
Three years and 50-60 percent of purse for second offense
Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for third offense


Two years and 30-40 percent of purse for first offense
Three years and 40-50 percent of purse for second offense
Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for third offense

Sedatives, muscle relaxants, sleep aids, anxiolytics, opiates and cannabis/marijuana:

18 months and 30-40 percent of purse for first offense
Two years and 40-50 percent of purse for second offense
Three years and 60-75 percent of purse for third offense
Lifetime ban and 100 percent of purse for four offense

<![CDATA[Countdown to UFC 187: Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort]]>Mon, 18 May 2015 16:00:02 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/05/countdown-to-ufc-187-chris-weidman-vs-vitor-belfort.html
Check out Countdown to UFC 187 featuring old school Vitor Belfort and new breed Chris Weidman. Will middleweight Champion Chris Weidman do it again? Or will Brazilian legend Vitor Belfort claim the belt? Don't miss UFC 187 this Saturday from Las Vegas.
<![CDATA[Countdown to UFC 187: Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier]]>Mon, 18 May 2015 15:58:09 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/05/countdown-to-ufc-187-anthony-johnson-vs-daniel-cormier.html
Watch Countdown to UFC 187 where heavy hitter Anthony Johnson and former title challenger Daniel Cormier talks about their upcoming Light-Heavyweight Championship match this weekend. 
<![CDATA[UFC makes South Korea debut on November 28]]>Sun, 17 May 2015 09:17:45 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2015/05/ufc-makes-south-korea-debut-on-november-28.html
The Korean fans now has a reason to be excited as the UFC officially has announced their debut event in South-Korea will take place on November 28 at Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul.

“The UFC in Asia is growing at an impressive pace, and this event in Seoul will mark our second new market this year” said UFC Asia Executive Vice President Ken Berger stated. “South Korea has some of Asia’s best MMA athletes, and this event is fully expected to illustrate just how powerful and technical these fighters have become.."

Some of the Korean talents in the UFC are Dong Hyun Kim, Doo Ho Choi, Hyun Gyu Lim, Yui Chul Nam, Seo Hee Ham, Chan Sung Jung, Kyung Ho Kang. Does it say something to you? No? Well Chan Sung Jung (13-4) for example, better known as "The Korean Zombie" (now you know who I'm talking about), competes in the lightweight division, he has an aggressive style and he never forgets to take his sleek submissions into the Octagon. Unfortunately, he serves in  military right now.  

Welterweight Dong Hyun Kim (19-3-1) 4th dan black belt in judo and black belt in BJJ. Had a four-fight win-streak in the UFC, beating Paulo Thiago, Siyar Bahadurzada, Erick Silva and John Hathaway.

Featherweighter Doo Ho Choi (12-1) has a win-streak of ten fights, winning his last UFC debut match over Juan Puig in Austin with an 18-second TKO.

The list goes on. For instance former Lightweight Champion Benson  Henderson (22-5) has a Korean-American mother who sent him to train traditional Korean Martial Art -Tae Kwon Do when he was a kid.