<![CDATA[All about Mixed Martial Arts - MMA News]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 04:26:40 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[UFC on FOX 20 post-fight press conference highlights]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:09:45 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-on-fox-20-post-fight-press-conference-highlights
Watch UFC on FOX 20 post-fight press conference highlights. Who took home the bonuses and what does the fighters think about the past event and future. UFC on FOX 20 took place in Chicago featuring Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko in the headliner.
<![CDATA[UFC on FOX 20 results: Valentina Shevchenko defeated Holly Holm via UD]]>Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:49:23 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-on-fox-20-results-valentina-shevchenko-defeated-holly-holm-via-ud
UFC on FOX 20's main event featured world class strikers Valentina Shevchenko and Holly Holm in a bout that went all five rounds. Ex-UFC Queen Holm fought from distance, faking attacks but couldn't land many hard punches. While underdog Shevchenko connected with some good combinations, countered very well and even earned some takedowns bringing her the very important victory following the judges decision. 

​In the co-main event Muay Thai kickboxer Edson Barboza met with former Strikeforce Champion Gilbert Melendez. Barboza was too fast for "El Nino" in this match avoiding the grappling and landing some big kicks damaging his opponent's leg. However Melendez also had a few moments, especially in the second round when he landed a heavy punch. After the final bell the Brazilian won via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

Full UFC on FOX 20 results:
Valentina Shevchenko def. Holly Holm via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Edson Barboza def. Gilbert Melendez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Francis Ngannou def. Bojan Mihajlovic via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:34
Felice Herrig def. Kailin Curran via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:59
Eddie Wineland def. Frankie Saenz via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:54
Darren Elkins def. Godofredo Pepey via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 30-26)
Kamaru Usman def. Alexander Yakovlev via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)
Michel Prazeres def. J.C. Cottrell via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Alex Oliveira def. James Moontasri via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
Jason Knight def. Jim Alers via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Luis Henrique def. Dmitrii Smoliakov via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:58

<![CDATA[Bellator 159 results: Taimanglo submitted Caldwell in R3, Guillard beat Rickels early]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:04:20 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/bellator-159-results-taimanglo-submitted-caldwell-in-r3-guillard-beat-rickels-early
Ahead of Bellator 159 Joe Taimanglo was the underdog against undefeated Darrion Caldwell who dominated the Guam fighter in grappling during most of the headliner. However in the third round the American went for a takedown and Taimanglo got tied guillotine choke winning the fight.
In the co-headliner Melvin Guillard was yet again back in the cage overweight, against David Rickels. Both traded shots from the start, but then the UFC veteran managed to land a hard elbow and followed with some nasty ground and pound finishing his opponent at 2:14 into the match.

Full Bellator 159 results:
Joe Taimanglo def. Darrion Caldwell via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 0:09
Melvin Guillard def. David Rickels via knockout (strikes) – Round 1, 2:14
Emily Ducote def. Bruna Vargas via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:29
Daniel Weichel def. Emmanuel Sanchez split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Manuel Meraz vs. Trey Ogden
Matt Foster vs. Chris Harris
Henry Lindsay vs. Josh Pfeifer
Brandon Phillips vs. Chuka Willis
Philipe Lins def. Guilherme Viana via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 1:13
Jessica Middleton def. Bruna Ellen via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Gaston Reyno def. L.J. Hermreck TKO (punches) – Round 3, 3:57
Johnny Marigo def. Andy Riley via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:44
Fernando Martinez def. Marcio Navarro via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
<![CDATA[UFC on FOX 20 weigh-in results: Holly Holm (135) & Valentina Shevchenko (133) ready]]>Sat, 23 Jul 2016 11:57:09 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-on-fox-20-weigh-in-results-holly-holm-135-valentina-shevchenko-133-ready
Holly Holm (135) and Valentina Shevchenko (133) are both ready for UFC on FOX 20 main event. Edson Barboza (155) and Gilbert Melendez (155) were also on mark for the co-main event. You can find the full UFC on FOX 20 weigh-in results below.
Holly Holm (135) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (133)
Edson Barboza (155) vs. Gilbert Melendez (155)
Bojan Mihajlovic (228) vs. Francis Ngannou (259)
Kailin Curran (116) vs. Felice Herrig (115)
Frankie Saenz (135) vs. Eddie Wineland (135)
Darren Elkins (145) vs. Godofredo Pepey (145)
Kamaru Usman (170) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (170)
J.C. Cottrell (155) vs. Michel Prazeres (155)
James Moontasri (170) vs. Alex Oliveira (170)
Jim Alers (145) vs. Jason Knight (145)
​Luis Henrique (253) vs. Dmitry Smolyakov (251)
<![CDATA[Ex-Bellator Champion Alexander Shlemenko has suspension & fine reduced following court]]>Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:27:21 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ex-bellator-champion-alexander-shlemenko-has-suspension-fine-reduced-following-court
Former Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko (53-9 (1)) knocked out fellow striker Melvin Manhoef in February last year, but the victory was overturned to no contest following a failed drug test which showed weird testosterone levels of 50:1. The Russian claiming that he was innocent and went to court against California State Athletic Commission to clear his name. Now despite all difficulties from the CSAC in a desperate case "The Storm" has reduced his suspension and fine in half and is ready to get back to Bellator's cage!
"I am am very happy to have this chapter behind me and am grateful to the U.S. court system for finding error with the CSAC findings and allowing me to immediately resume my career in the U.S.,” Shlemenko said in a statement to MMAjunkie from his ex-manager, Ken Pavia. “By ruling that I am immediately eligible to fight, the court specifically found that the CSAC violated basic due process rights. I hope that CSAC will now listen to the court, and start treating those who choose to fight in California more fairly.
My only disappointment is that CSAC was not required to follow WADA rules and their own agreement with the UCLA test lab to test my ‘B’ sample. This is of particular interest because CSAC claims to have sent more samples to UCLA than the lab actually received, showing further collection irregularities.
I maintain my innocence and believe had a ‘B’ sample been tested this process would not have been necessary and my victory over Melvin Manhoef would had been validated. Now it is time to look forward to resuming my career and regaining my Bellator belt.”

Shlemenko has not been inactive while banned which didn't apply to fight in his native Russia where he won two times under M-1 against fellow countryman and Bellator veteran Vyacheslav Vasilevsky.
<![CDATA[Mark Hunt calls for fighters to unite & wants to lead fighters association]]>Thu, 21 Jul 2016 13:14:56 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/mark-hunt-calls-for-fighters-to-unite-wants-to-lead-fighters-association
UFC's top heavyweight Mark Hunt has had enough and now calls for fighters to unite and create a fighter's association. 
“The way I see it, the Brock Lesnar doping thing is just another reason why we need a fighter’s association,” Hunt said through markhunt.tv “These guys are just making up the rules as they go.
First the Reebok thing, then Brock’s 4 month testing exemption. Conor gets pulled off a card for not going to a press conference that me or Brock didn’t go to anyway. Work that out. There’s probably a heap of others.”
When asked if he thought that the UFC had accumulated too much power, Hunt agreed vehemently.
“You just have to look at how Ariel gets his media pass taken away cause he broke a story about Brock, then he gets it back when other media stood up for him and called out the UFC. These guys are just making sh*t it up as they go.
Yet fighters refuse to support other fighters when they f*ck us over."

You can read the full article here.
<![CDATA[UFC on Fox 20- Road to the Octagon ]]>Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:26:01 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-on-fox-20-road-to-the-octagon
UFC on FOX 20 is just around the corner and you do not want to miss Road to the Octagon where we dive inside the preparations and lives of the fighters. Former pro-boxer and ex-UFC Queen Holly Holm meets 17-time World Muay Thai Champion Valentina Shevchenko in the headliner. In the co-headliner former Strikeforce Champion Gilbert Melendez clashes against dangerous striker Edson Barboza in the lightweight division. And strawweight divas Felice Herrig and Kailin Curran will also be featured on the main card.
<![CDATA[Bellator 158 results: Lima dominates Daley to win via UD, Mitrione stops Thompson in R2]]>Sun, 17 Jul 2016 08:04:12 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/bellator-158-results-lima-dominates-daley-to-win-via-ud-mitrione-stops-thompson-in-r2
The #2 MMA organization made its debut on English soil with Douglas Lima and Paul Daley as the main event of Bellator 158. Lima stuns his opponent early but can't finish the fight and instead simply dominates. The Brazilian does the same in the second round. In the third round the Englishman comes out aggressive but Lima uses his grappling to win this round too.

In the co-main event Matt Mitrione clashed against fellow heavyweight Oli Thompson. Mitrione ate some shots a couple of times early from aggressive Thompson who gassed out going in the second round where he was stopped by the American.

Also on the main card Michael Page defeated Evangelista Santos in style. "MVP" was faster delivering strikes from distance while "Cyborg" got his chance by taking the fight to the ground but couldn't capitalize. In the second round Page continued to hurt his opponent from the distance and scored an awesome knockout (flying knee) stealing the show.

​Full Bellator 158 results and video:
Douglas Lima def. Paul Daley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Matt Mitrione def. Oli Thompson via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:21
Francis Carmont def. Lukasz Klinger via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 1, 3:54
Michael Page def. Evangelista Santos knockout (flying knee) – Round 2, 4:31
James Gallagher def. Mike Cutting via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Manuel Garcia
 def. Alex Reid via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
James Mulheron def. Neil Grove via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)
Danny Mitchell def. C.J. Meeks via submission (twister) – Round 1, 4:25
Nathaniel Wood def. Chase Morton via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:55
Jason Radcliffe def. Jack Mason via knockout (knee) – Round 1, 0:14
Dean Garnett vs. Luiz Tosta declared a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)
Pietro Menga def. Spencer Hewitt via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 0:41
Mike Shipman def. Dom Clark via submission (anaconda choke) – Round 1, 1:33
<![CDATA[Paul Buentello finished by Russian prospect Denis Goltsov at ACB 41 by brutal KO]]>Sat, 16 Jul 2016 13:05:22 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/paul-buentello-finished-by-russian-prospect-denis-goltsov-at-acb-41-by-brutal-ko
Former UFC fighter Paul Buantello (35-17) was finished by Sambo practitioner Denis Goltsov (18-4) at ACB 41 event in Russia by a brutal knockout. Watch the full fight above.
<![CDATA[Brock Lesnar fails out-of-competition test for UFC 200, Mark Hunt wants $2.5 million]]>Sat, 16 Jul 2016 12:49:48 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/brock-lesnar-fails-out-of-competition-test-for-ufc-200-mark-hunt-wants-25-million
Brock Lesnar fails out-of-competition test for UFC 200 USADA reveals, but the news doesn't surprise us. Officially the American got $2,500,000 in fight purse after his unanimous decision over Mark Hunt who wants all of Lesnar's purse - and you know what, that would be fair!
"Well I wanted half but have changed my mind cheaters shouldn't get shit I want all of it cheaters don't deserve shit", Hunt wrote on twitter.