<![CDATA[All about Mixed Martial Arts - MMA News]]>Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:24:26 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[M-1 President: If Fedor Says "Yes" I'll call Dana White Myself]]>Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:52:30 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/04/m-1-president-if-fedor-says-yes-ill-call-dana-white-myself.html
We were curious about M-1 Global's expansion to China, and asked M-1 President Vadim Finkelstein to answer some questions. As the tournament seems to have been delayed, and won't take place until the beginning of November, a fight card is not yet ready. However, Mr. Finkelstein reveals that his company will be signing some of the best chinese fighters before the event kicks off, and he tells us he is not a tiny bit worried about competing with the UFC over the new area. 

The M-1 Boss commented some of the UFC fights, he says he is willing to help Dana White make Fedor vs. Lesnar come true, open for M-1 vs. UFC event, but explains why the UFC President will not dare to make such an event happen, this and much more exclusively for www.combatbear.com.
Who's going to headline the show? 

It is hard to talk about the fight card now. The tournament will be in the beginning of November. It is going be at least four tournaments before China. 

Will you sign some Chinese fighters for the show? 

Of course we will. Our matchmakers already started to watch the best Chinese fighters.

Will the tournament have some kind of co-promotion? 

Our Chinese partners will help us to organize the tournament, but still it will be M-1 Challenge. I would like to admit that the tournament will be the part of International Economic Forum. We are awaiting a lot of high-ranking guests from different countries. 

Do you have any more surprises or news for the M-1 fans?
We are going to make12 tournaments this year. Usually it is 10. There will be fights in Kazakhstan, Belarus, and China. 

Do you think you can compete with the UFC on the Chinese market? 

We are competing with nobody. And I’m not going to do this. I know that M-1 fighters are as good as UFC fighters. Otherwise they could not win when they start to fight in UFC. 
It is a lot of space in China; I think every organization can find its place and viewers there. 

How is Fedor doing these days?

Fedor is doing well. He is an Advisor of Sport Minister in Russia. He is doing a lot for MMA development in Russia. He is visiting many Russian cities, gives master-classes and watches MMA competitions. 

Did Fedor give up the thought of coming back?

I really want him to come back. He is full of energy and strength. But as a real champion he made the decision to finish his sports career.  

Have you given up the thought of Fedor's comeback?

I think he could continue fighting. But he made a decision.

If Dana White called you now, asking if you could help him make the Fedor vs. Brock Lesnar fight come true, would you help him?

He called me about a year ago. But Fedor decided to finish his career. If Fedor says “yes” I’ll call Dana White myself. That could be a spectacular fight. 

Have you seen Dan Henderson vs. "Shougun" Rua? Did you like the rematch between them? 

Henderson proved in that rematch that he stays one of the best fighters in the world. I think he will win many fighters in the future. 
 Did you see Gegard Mousasi fight at the UFC? Do you have any kind of contact with him? 

I try to stay in touch with him. Unfortunately I didn’t see that fight. 

Did you ever think of making an event called- M-1 vs. UFC? 

I don’t think it is possible. Actually I don’t mind. But UFC will not agree.

Do you think Dana White will ever dare to make such an event happen? 

I don’t think so. That would hurt UFC's reputation because M-1 fighters are (every bit ) as strong as their fighters.

And a last question; how much does M-1 cost right now? Roughly? 

A lot. They can not make me a proposal which I will not be able to reject.

<![CDATA[UFC on FOX 11: Dana White Post-Fight Media Scrum]]>Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:40:46 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/04/ufc-on-fox-11-dana-white-post-fight-media-scrum.html
Watch UFC President Dana White talk with media after UFC on FOX 11.
UFC on FOX 11 took  place today at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
<![CDATA[UFC on FOX 11 Bonuses]]>Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:34:01 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/04/ufc-on-fox-11-bonuses.html
Brazilian Thiago Alves and Seth Baczynski earned “Fight of the Night” honors.
Donald "Cowboy"  Cerrone got “Performance of the Night” after submitting Edson Barboza in round one.
UFC newcommer Alex White was given the “Performance of the Night” bonus for TKOing  Estevan Payan in the opening round.

Each fighter earned $50,000 bonuses for their performances at Saturday’s UFC on FOX 11.

<![CDATA[UFC on FOX 11: Post-fight Press Conference]]>Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:50:38 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/04/ufc-on-fox-11-post-fight-press-conference.html
After another great UFC tournament, don't miss the post-fight press conference where UFC president and fighters answers to questions. 
UFC on FOX 11 took place today at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
<![CDATA[UFC on FOX 11 Results]]>Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:47:28 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/04/ufc-on-fox-11-results.html
Despite being the underdog, Fabricio Werdum defeated Travis Browne via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45). The Brazilian dominated Browne everywhere and didn't give his opponent any chances to take his place as the next contender. Miesha Tate almost submitted "Girlrilla" at the end of the fight, but Liz Carmouche managed to escape. Tate defeated Carmouche via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) after losing the first round. Donald Cerrone after being tackled by the big right hand of Edson Barboza during the first seconds of the fight, out of nowhere landed a jab, dropped Barboza, took his back and choked (rear-naked choke) his opponent. Yoel Romero defeated Brad Tavares via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27). Khabib Nurmagomedov once again proved that "If Sambo was easy it would be called Jiu-Jitsu" by clearly dominating Rafael dos Anjos in every round.
UFC on FOX 11 took  place today at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
Full UFC on FOX 11 results:
                                                   Main Card
Fabricio Werdum def. Travis Browne via unanimous decision (49-46, 50-45, 50-45)
Miesha Tate def. Liz Carmouche via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Donald Cerrone def. Edson Barboza via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:15
Yoel Romero def. Brad Tavares via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

                                             Preliminary Card
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Thiago Alves def. Seth Baczynski via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jorge Masvidal def. Pat Healy via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Alex White def. Estevan Payan via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:28
Caio Magalhaes def. Luke Zachrich via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:44
Jordan Mein def. Hernani Perpetuo via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Dustin Ortiz def. Ray Borg via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Mirsad Bektic def. Chas Skelly via majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)
Derrick Lewis def. Jack May via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:23
<![CDATA[The Ultimate Fighter 19: Meet Anton Berzin]]>Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:07:11 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/04/the-ultimate-fighter-19-meet-anton-berzin.html
Meet The Ultimate Fighter 19 reallity show contestant Anton Berzin. The Russian speaks about his difficult past and about why he needs to win TUF 19. He fights out of Philly and holds a record of 3 wins (submissions) and 1 defeat (TKO punches). Note that 23-years-old Berzin already fought his way to the "house" by submitting (triangle-armbar) fellow light heavyweight Cody Mumma at Episode 1 on Wednesday April 16.
<![CDATA[VIDEO: Douglas Lima vs. Rick Hawn]]>Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:55:07 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/04/videodouglas-lima-vsrick-hawn.html
Watch Douglas Lima battle Rick Hawn for the vacant Bellator MMA Welterweight Title in the main event of the Bellator 117.
Bellator 117 took place yesterday at the Mid-American Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
<![CDATA[Bellator 120 PPV adds Blagoi Ivanov vs. Alexander Volkov + Marcin Held vs. Patricky Freire & more]]>Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:54:16 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/04/bellator-120-ppv-adds-blagoi-ivanov-vs-alexander-volkov-marcin-held-vspatricky-freire-more.html
More great fights are added to Bellator MMA’s first pay-per-view event. The honor to open the main card goes to Michael Page (5-0 MMA) and Ricky Rainey (7-2 MMA). While on the preliminary card Blagoi Ivanov (11-0 MMA) and Alexander Volkov (21-4 MMA) both fought their way to the Season 10 heavyweight tournament final. In the lightweight tournament final, Marcin Held (18-3 MMA) meets Patricky Freire (13-5 MMA). Mike Richman (16-4 MMA) fights Goiti Yamauchi (16-2 MMA) in the featherweight bout and in addition to a heavyweight fight between Cheick Kongo (20-9-2 MMA) and Eric Smith (6-1 MMA), these are the latest additions.
Bellator 120, headlined by Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez and challenger Michael Chandler, takes place May 17 at Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi.

<![CDATA[UFC on FOX 11: Official Weigh-In]]>Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:52:42 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/04/ufc-on-fox-11-official-weigh-in.html
Check out UFC on FOX 11 official wegh-in in Florida. All 26 fighters made weight for Saturday’s event. Travis Browne (245.5) came in 13 pounds heavier than Fabricio Werdum (232.5), Liz Carmouche (135) half a pound lighter than Miesha Tate (135.5). Edson Barboza was 156 pounds, while Donald Cerrone hit 155.5.
UFC on FOX 11 takes place today at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

Full UFC on FOX 11 weigh-in results:
                                                    MAIN CARD

Travis Browne (245.5) vs. Fabricio Werdum (232.5)
Liz Carmouche (135) vs. Miesha Tate (135.5)
Edson Barboza (156) vs. Donald Cerrone (155.5)
Yoel Romero (185.5) vs. Brad Tavares (185)

                                              PRELIMINARY CARD

Rafael dos Anjos (155.5) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (155)
Thiago Alves (170.5) vs. Seth Baczynski (170.5)
Pat Healy (156) vs. Jorge Masvidal (155.5)
Estevan Payan (146) vs. Alex White (146)
Caio Magalhaes (185.5) vs. Luke Zachrich (185.5)
Jordan Mein (170.5) vs. Hernani Perpetuo (170.5)
Ray Borg (125.5) vs. Dustin Ortiz (125.5)
Mirsad Bektic (146) vs. Chas Skelly (145)
Derrick Lewis (256) vs. Jack May (252.5)
<![CDATA[Bellator 117 Results]]>Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:49:32 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/04/bellator-117-results.html
Douglas Lima became the new Bellator Welterweight Champion by TKOing (corner stoppage) Rick Hawn in the second round. Marcin Held advanced to Season 10 lightweight tourney final after submitting (triangle chocke) Derek Anderson in round two. Karl Amoussou defeated David Gomez via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). Patricky Freire TKO'd (punches) Derek Campos in the second round and meets Marcin Held in the Season 10 lightweight tourney final.
Bellator 117 took place yesterday at the Mid-American Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Full Bellator 117 results:
                                                    MAIN CARD

Douglas Lima def. Rick Hawn via TKO (corner stoppage) – Round 2, 3:19 – for vacant welterweight title
Marcin Held def. Derek Anderson via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 3:09 – Season 10 lightweight tourney semifinal
Karl Amoussou def. David Gomez via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) – Round 3, 5:00
Patricky Freire def. Derek Campos via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 0:52 – Season 10 lightweight tourney semifinal

                                                 PRELIMINARY CARD

LaRue Burley def. Cliff Wright via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28, 29-27) – Round 3, 5:00
Joe Vedepo def. Ben Crowder via verbal submission (injury) – Round 1, 0:48
Anthony Smith def. Victor Moreno via submission (triangle choke) – Round 2, 0:59
Julio Cesar Neves def. Josh Arocho via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:37
Jordan Parsons def. Tim Bazer via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 0:04