<![CDATA[All about Mixed Martial Arts - MMA News]]>Thu, 18 Sep 2014 20:45:51 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[UFC Fight Night 52 weigh-in LIVE]]>Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:29:08 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/ufc-fight-night-52-weigh-in-live.html
Watch live from Japan the UFC Fight Night 52 weigh-in event and final staredowns.

UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson will be held on September 20, 2014 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. This will be the third time for the Ultimate Fighting Championship to hold a show in Saitama.
<![CDATA[Alistair Overeem vs. Stefan Struve is set for UFC on FOX 13 in Phoenix, Arizona]]>Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:28:05 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/alistair-overeem-vs-stefan-struve-is-set-for-ufc-on-fox-13-in-phoenix-arizona.html
Two Dutches Stefan Struve (25-6) and Alistair Overeem (37-14) collides at UFC on Fox 13.

UFC on Fox 13 takes place at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona on December 13.

The tallest fighter in the UFC, Struve, once held four-fight win-streak which was ended by Mark Hunt at UFC on Fuel TV 8 in Japan, when "Super Samoan" knocked out "Skyscraper" despite being the underdog. His next fight was supposed to take place at UFC 175 in July against Matt Mitrione, but Struve right before the fight was to happen, in the locker room, had seriouse health issues and had to pass.

Meanwhile Pride FC veteran Overeem has won only two fights in the UFC against Frank Mir and Brock Lesnar. His three remaining fights he has lost by knockouts, including his recent against Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night 50. For Overeem this is probably his last chance to prove himself.
<![CDATA[C.B. Dollaway vs. Lyoto Machida added to UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil]]>Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:23:49 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/cb-dollaway-vs-lyoto-machida-added-to-ufc-fight-night-58-in-brazil.html
TUF 7 finalist C.B. Dollaway will test his fighting skills against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida at UFC Fight Night 58.

UFC Fight Night 58 will be held at the Ginásio José Corrêa in Barueri, Brazil on December 20.
Machida after his surprising decision loss to Phil Davis in the light heavyweight devision a year ago, jumped to middleweights where he knocked out (high kick) in the opening round Mark Munoz and then defeated by points in a five-round fight Gegard Mousasi, which earned him a title shot against Chris Weidman at UFC 175, the but Brazilian karateka lost to "The All-American" by unanimous decision.

Former wrestler Dollaway has 5 losses and 9 wins in the UFC. 2 Submissions of the Night, 1 Fight of the Night and 1 Performance of the Night which was given him for the decision victory over Francis Carmont at UFC Berlin.
<![CDATA[UFC queen Ronda Rousey medically cleared to fully train MMA]]>Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:59:01 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/ufc-queen-ronda-rousey-medically-cleared-to-fully-train-mma.html
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).
<![CDATA[French Francis Carmont leaves the UFC]]>Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:56:36 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/french-francis-carmont-leaves-the-ufc.html
Midddleweight Francis Carmont (22-10) leaves the UFC after three years in the biggest promotion. The Frenchman announced the news through his facebook account.
"I announce that after 6 win and 3 defeat, I am no longer a UFC fighter," Carmont said. "However it is with determination that I will continue my career in combat sports. A friend told me, after my loss against Thales, 'You will come to understand it is the best thing that could've happen for your career, it'll make you stronger.' At that moment i did not quiet understand, and after reflecting i came to auto-criticize myself. I come to the conclusion that in sports just like in life, there are many and different stages. By looking for perfection on my technique, i slowly estrange myself from the combat by instinct. Seeking to score points instead of finishing my opponent. My last loss pushes me to grow everyday. Life is a learning path and my career is far from finish. Thank you very much for your constant support."

32-year-old Carmont is fighting out of Canadian Tristar Gym where former 3-time UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre trains. Carmount won his first six fight after his debut in Ultimate Fighting Championship, but suffered his first loss against Ronaldo Souza early this year, then to C.B. Dollaway and finally in August to Thales Leites by a second-round knockout which was when Dana White decided to fire "Limitless".

We wish luck to Carmont and thanking him for his performance inside the Octagon.
<![CDATA[UFC Fight Night 52 - meet the fighters: Miesha Tate and Rin Nakai]]>Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:21:13 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/ufc-fight-night-52-meet-the-fighters-miesha-tate-and-rin-nakai.html
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.

<![CDATA[UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso extended preview]]>Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:19:12 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/ufc-178-johnson-vs-cariaso-extended-preview.html
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.
<![CDATA[TUF 20: Randa Markos vs. Tecia Torres full fight]]>Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:01:24 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/tuf-20randa-markos-vs-tecia-torres-full-fight.html
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.
<![CDATA[Konstantin Gluhov vs. Damian Grabowski added to M-1 Challenge 53 in China]]>Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:58:09 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/konstantin-gluhov-vs-damian-grabowski-added-to-m-1-challenge-53-in-china.html
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.
M-1 Grand Prix Finalist Gluhov has 21 knockouts out of his 28 victories in his pro-MMA career. He holds a notable win by KO (body punch) over UFC fighter Ruslan Magomedov, two wins over Kenny Garner and two wins by first round knockout over Valentijn Overeem.

Meanwhile Grabowsky is a former Bellator fighter with two wins and one defeat in the second biggest promotion. He had a six fight win-streak which was snapped by fellow Polishman Marcin Tybura who also took his title.
<![CDATA[WSOF 13 results: Moraes choked out Bollinger, Dugulubgov knocked out Caldwell]]>Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:16:34 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/wsof-13-results-moraes-choked-out-bollinger-dugulubgov-knocked-out-caldwell.html
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:
                                             MAIN CARD

Marlon Moraes def. Cody Bollinger via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:35
Ozzy Dugulubgov def. Keon Caldwell via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 1:38
Timur Valiev def. Isaiah Chapman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Frankie Perez def. Tom Marcellino via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

                                        PRELIMINARY CARD 

Tenyeh Dixon def. Emmanuel Walo via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Nick Browne def. Sidney Outlaw via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:25
Katlyn Chookagian def. Brigitte Narciase via TKO (knee) – Round 3, 0:38
Matt Secor def. Brett Shoenfelt via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:31
Sidemar Honorio def. Matthew Lozano via TKO (injury) – Round 3, 0:23
Luciano Cristovan def. Francisco Isata via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)