<![CDATA[All about Mixed Martial Arts - MMA News]]>Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:13:28 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[TUF 24 Finale results: Johnson in trouble early - still manages to defeat Elliott]]>Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:54:33 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/tuf-24-finale-results-johnson-in-trouble-early-still-manages-to-defeat-elliott
Ahead of TUF 24 Finale in Las Vegas Tim Elliott was a big underdog against Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson but he shocked everyone early in the fight. Elliott was dominating the first round beating up the Champion and was close to choking out Johnson on the ground. However "Mighty Mouse" survived and Elliot who got tired didn't do much during the rest of the fight losing the fight via unanimous decision.

In the co-headliner Joseph Benavidez met fellow former flyweigt contender Henry Cejudo. These two really hated each other during the recent TUF reality show and there was also a lot of visible hate in the Octagon. Both were throwing hard strikes from start to end with a couple of takedowns by Cejudo. In the opening round Cejudo was dedacted points for kicking his opponent two times in the groin which caused him a split decision loss

Full The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale fight results and post-fight press conference below.
Demetrious Johnson def. Tim Elliott via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-45)
Joseph Benavidez def. Henry Cejudo via split decision (27-29, 30-26, 29-27)
Jorge Masvidal def. Jake Ellenberger via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:05
Jared Cannonier def. Ion Cutelaba via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sara McMann def. Alexis Davis via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:52
Brandon Moreno def. Ryan Benoit via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Ryan Hall def. Gray Maynard via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Rob Font def. Matt Schnell via TKO (knee, punches) – Round 1, 3:47
“Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim def. Brendan O’Reilly via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jamie Moyle def. Kailin Curran via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Anthony Smith def. Elvis Mutapcic via TKO (elbow, punches) – Round 2, 3:27
Devin Clark def. Josh Stansbury via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
<![CDATA[TUF 24 Finale official weigh-in results: Champion Johnson (124.5) vs challenger Elliott (125) is official]]>Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:28:54 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/tuf-24-finale-official-weigh-in-results-champion-johnson-1245-vs-challenger-elliott-125-is-official
Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson (124.5) and TUF 24 winner Tim Elliott (125) were on mark during the early weigh-ins for The Ultimate Figter 24 Finale main event in Las Vegas. Also the co-main event fighters who were coaches of the recent TUF, Joseph Benavidez (125.5) and Henry Cejudo (125.5) succesfully made weight. Watch the full results and the ceremonial weigh-in video below.
Champion Demetrious Johnson (124.5) vs. Tim Elliott (125) – for flyweight title
Joseph Benavidez (125.5) vs. Henry Cejudo (125.5)
Jake Ellenberger (170.25) vs. Jorge Masvidal (171)
Jared Cannonier (204) vs. Ion Cutelaba (205.5)
Alexis Davis (134.75) vs. Sara McMann (135.5)
Ryan Benoit (125.5) vs. Brandon Moreno (126)
Ryan Hall (145) vs. Gray Maynard (145.5)

Rob Font (135.5) vs. Matt Schnell (135.5)
“Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim (155.5) vs. Brendan O’Reilly (155)
Kailin Curran (116) vs. Jamie Moyle (115)
Elvis Mutapcic (185) vs. Anthony Smith (185.5)

Devin Clark (205.5) vs. Josh Stansbury (204.5)
<![CDATA[Fedor vs Mitrione announcement during Bellator 165 in San Jose]]>Wed, 23 Nov 2016 19:25:47 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/fedor-vs-mitrione-announcement-during-bellator-165-in-san-jose
In case you missed the important announcement during Bellator 165, MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko (36-4) meets former UFC fighter Matt Mitrione (11-5). "The Last Emperor" signed a multi-fight contract with the #2 promotion while "Meathead" has already had two fights under Bellator. The two will headline Bellator 172 in February next year.
<![CDATA[Bellator 165 results: Michael Chandler defends his title against Benson Henderson]]>Sun, 20 Nov 2016 11:00:54 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/bellator-165-results-michael-chandler-defends-his-title-against-benson-henderson
Michael Chandler retained his lightweight title against Benson Henderson at Bellator 165 in San Jose. Chandler started out wild early in the fight slamming and beating Henderson but the challenger survived and came back later. "Smooth" was landing some good strikes the following rounds and threatening the gassed out Champion with a couple submissions. However Chandler managed to win via split decision after a five round match.

​Full Bellator 165 results and video:
Michael Chandler def. Benson Henderson via split decision (48-46, 46-48, 48-47) – to retain lightweight title
Michael Page def. Fernando Gonzalez via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Adam Piccolotti def Brandon Girtz via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Keri-Anne Taylor-Melendez def Sheila Padilla via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:47
Linton Vassell def. Francis Carmont via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Aaron Hamilton def. 
Kevin Ferguson Jr. via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 3:00
Carrington Banks def. Jake Roberts via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Diego Herzog def. Nick Pica via knockout (strikes) – Round 1, 1:23
James Terry def. Justin Baesman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Dominic Sumner def. Justin Roswell via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:09
Dwight Grant def. Danasabe Mohammed via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Sarah D'Alelio def. Jaimelene Nievera via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:46
Jeremiah Labiano def. Vince Murdock via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Alvin Cacdac def. Steve Ramirez via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:31
J.J. Okanovich def. Luis Vargas via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 2:59
Beau Hamilton def. Victor Jones via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 0:28
Hugo Lujan def. Cesar Gonzalez via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
<![CDATA[UFC Fight Night 100 results: Ryan Bader roughs up Antonio Rogerio Nogueira for third-round stoppage]]>Sun, 20 Nov 2016 10:53:22 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-fight-night-100-results-ryan-bader-roughs-up-antonio-rogerio-nogueira-for-third-round-stoppage
At UFC Fight Night 100 in Brazil Ryan Bader defeated Antonio Rogerio Nogueira again. The Brazilian found success in punching but the American was using his wrestling to avoid it. In the third round after another takedown by Bader and some ground and pound the referee stopped the beatdown.

Full UFC Fight Night 100 results:
Ryan Bader def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 3:51
Thomas Almeida def. Albert Morales via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 1:37
Claudia Gadelha def. Cortney Casey via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Krzysztof Jotko def. Thales Leites via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Kamaru Usman def. Warlley Alves via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-26, 29-28)
Sergio Moraes def. Zak Ottow via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 27-30)
Cezar Ferreira def. Jack Hermansson via submission (arm triangle choke) – Round 2, 2:11
Gadzhimurad Antigulov def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:07
Johnny Eduardo def. Manny Gamburyan via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 0:46
Luis Henrique def. Christian Colombo via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 2:12
Pedro Munhoz def. Justin Scoggins via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 1:55
Darren Stewart def. Francimar Barroso via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:34
<![CDATA[UFC Fight Night 99 results: Gegard Mousasi stops Uriah Hall in the first round]]>Sun, 20 Nov 2016 10:45:33 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-fight-night-99-results-gegard-mousasi-stops-uriah-hall-in-the-first-round
Gegard Mousasi got his revenge against Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 99 in Northern Ireland. The Dutch worked well with the low-kicks and jabs while the American was threatening him with his famous spinning kicks. At the end of the opening round "Dream Catcher" got a takedown and began to damage his opponent from the top forcing the referee to stop the fight.

​Full UFC Fight Night 99 results:
Gegard Mousasi def. Uriah Hall via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:31
Steven Ray def. Ross Pearson via split decision (27-30, 30-27, 30-27)
Alexander Volkov def. Timothy Johnson via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Artem Lobov def. Teruto Ishihara via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Jack Marshman def. Magnus Cedenblad via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 3:32
Kyoji Horiguchi def. Ali Bagautinov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Kevin Lee def. Magomed Mustafaev via technical submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:31
Amanda Cooper def. Anna Elmose via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Justin Ledet def. Mark Godbeer via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:16
Zak Cummings def. Alexander Yakovlev via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:02
Marion Reneau def. Milana Dudieva via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 3:03
Brett Johns def. Kwan Ho Kwak via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Charlie Ward via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:53

<![CDATA[Ivan Shtyrkov defeated Bigfoot Silva via UD in Russia]]>Sat, 19 Nov 2016 14:06:26 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ivan-shtyrkov-defeated-bigfoot-silva-via-ud-in-russia
Antonio Silva lost to Ivan Shtyrkov in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The Sambo Champion won the first round and almost stopped the UFC veteran in the second but Silva came back in the last frame when the Russian barely stood on his feet. With this victory Shtyrkov extended his win-streak to 8.
<![CDATA[UFC 205 post-fight press conference from NY]]>Sun, 13 Nov 2016 11:43:11 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-205-post-fight-press-conference-from-ny
Check out the UFC 205 post-fight press conference from New York. The fighters and the UFC President will talk to the media after the historical event.
<![CDATA[UFC 205 results: Conor McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez becoming a two division champion]]>Sun, 13 Nov 2016 11:14:21 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-205-results-conor-mcgregor-knocked-out-eddie-alvarez-becoming-a-two-division-champion
​The UFC 205 event in New York with its biggest fight card will be remembered for a long time. Conor McGregor made history becoming a Champion in two divisions simultaneously. Already in the opening round the Irish earned two knockdowns. The American struggled to score a takedown but managed to land some strikes. McGregor was still in control in the second round and finished his opponent with a nasty punch combination.

In another title fight Tyron Woodley took Stephen Thompson to the mat in first round and hurt him with ground and pound. The second round was on the feet where "Wonderboy" had the advantage. The third frame went back and forth while in the next one the Champion almost finished the fight after landing hard punches and going for choke but couldn't get it. In the last 5 minutes the challenger looked better while "The Chosen One" was tired. At the end the judges scored majority draw and kept his belt.

In the third title fight Joanna Jedrzejczyk was connecting more than Karolina Kowalkiewicz through out the first rounds but from nowhere in the fourth round the Champion ate a hard punch from the challenger. Jedrzejczyk survived the bad moment but the last rounds weren't as good as the first ones for her. At the end Jedrzejczyk kept her crown after a unanimous decision win.

​Full UFC 205 results:
Conor McGregor def. Eddie Alvarez via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 3:04 – to win lightweight title
Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson declared majority draw (47-47, 47-47, Woodley 48-47)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Yoel Romero def. Chris Weidman via TKO (knee, punches) – Round 3, 0:24
Raquel Pennington def. Miesha Tate via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Frankie Edgar def. Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Michael Johnson via submission (kimura) – Round 3, 2:31
Tim Boetsch def. Rafael Natal via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:22
Vicente Luque def. Belal Muhammad via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:19
Jim Miller def. Thiago Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Liz Carmouche def. Katlyn Chookagian via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
<![CDATA[Bellator 164: Lima knocked out Koreshkov in R3]]>Fri, 11 Nov 2016 15:12:57 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/bellator-164-lima-knocked-out-koreshkov-in-r3
The #2 promotion debuted in Israel with the Bellator 164 event where Douglas Lima and Andrey Koreshkov met again. The Russian had trouble putting the Brazilian to the mat. Lima was punishing the legs of his opponent and countering while Koreshkov mostly was working first. In the second round Koreshkov seemed to have hurt Lima and wanted to finish him but was met with a devastating punch losing his welterweight belt.

Full Bellator 164 results:
Douglas Lima def. Andrey Koreshkov by knockout (punch). Round 3, 1:21 
Noad Lahat def. Scott Cleve by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 2:26
Lena Ovchynnikova def. Karla Benitez by unanimous decision
Georgi Karakhanyan def. Kirill Medvedovsky by TKO (shoulder injury). Round 1, 3:40
Chen Shhori def. Kfir Eittan by knockout (knee). Round 3, 2:41
Moish Rand def. Hitham Kayof by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:21
Elazar Tariku def. Ron Becker by submission (keylock). Round 1, 3:44
Alex Trofimov def. Sol Renato by split decision
Almog Shay def. Vitaly Khmeinytsky by submission (heel hook). Round 1, 1:45
Olga Rubin def. Laurita Likker-Cibirite by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 3:12
Raz Bring def. Maor Kazalkopy by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 1:40
Jackie Gosh def. Joaquin Buckley by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:44
Alex Nikulin def. Avi Baron by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 0:54
Honor Kelesh def. Omri Barel by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:02
Haim Gozali def. Zane Clerk by submission (heel hook). Round 1, 1:41