<![CDATA[All about Mixed Martial Arts - MMA News]]>Sun, 28 Aug 2016 09:28:05 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[UFC on FOX 21 results: Demian Maia needs two minutes to choke out Carlos Condit]]>Sun, 28 Aug 2016 15:05:44 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-on-fox-21-results-demian-maia-needs-two-minutes-to-choke-out-carlos-condit
Two top welterweights Demian Maia and Carlos Condit met in the UFC on FOX 21 headliner in Canada and the bout didn't last long. Maia took Condit to the ground and it was only a matter of time until the BJJ specialist won via rear-naked choke. With this important victory the Brazilian is possibly next in line for the title fight.

The co-headliner between lightweights Charles Oliveira and Anthony Pettis had a lot of action. The Brazilian grappled with the American but Pettis was good on the ground countering and getting up on the feet. While standing "Showtime" was hurting his opponent with his kicks almost finishing the match. However it was in the third round Pettis surprised us winning via guillotine choke when Oliveira went for another takedown.

Full UFC on FOX 21 results:
Demian Maia def. Carlos Condit via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:52
Charles Oliveira vs. Anthony Pettis via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 1:49
Paige VanZant def. Bec Rawlings via knockout (head kick, punches) – Round 2, 0:17
Jim Miller def. Joe Lauzon via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Sam Alvey def. Kevin Casey via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:56
Kyle Bochniak def. Enrique Barzola via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28)
Alessio Di Chirico def. Garreth McLellan via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Felipe Silva def. Shane Campbell via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:13
Chad Laprise def. Thibault Gouti via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:36
Jeremy Kennedy def. Alessandro Ricci via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
<![CDATA[Bellator 160 results: Patricio Freire impresses but lost to Benson Henderson by injury]]>Sat, 27 Aug 2016 06:48:02 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/bellator-160-results-patricio-freire-impresses-but-lost-to-benson-henderson-by-injury
Anaheim, California - Bellator 160 headlined by favorite Benson Henderson and underdog Patricio Freire. The Brazilian impressed in this fight even though he looked smaller than the American. Freire countered effectively attacks with straight punches during the whole match. While Henderson wasn't working a lot but he still was pressing forward throwing some kicks. In the middle of the second round after an exchange the Brazilian signaled the referee that he was injured (foot) and couldn't continue. 

Derek Anderson defeated Saad Awad via unanimous decision in a back and forth match. A lot of hard strikes were thrown in this fight and some submissions attempts were also in place, but Anderson had more good moments.

Full Bellator 160 results:
Benson Henderson def. Patricio Freire via TKO (injury) – Round 2, 2:26
Derek Anderson def. Saad Awad via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Georgi Karakhanyan def. Bubba Jenkins via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:53
A.J. McKee def. Cody Walker via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 0:32
Joey Davis def. Keith Cutrone via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Gabriel Green def. Alex Trinidad via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:01
Andy Murad def. Johnny Cisneros via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jacob Rosales def. Mike Segura via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Chinzo Machida def. Mario Navarro via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:57
Jake Roberts def. Stephen Martinez via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:24
<![CDATA[UFC on FOX 21 weigh-in results: Condit (170.5) & Maia (171) on mark, but one fighter missed weight]]>Sat, 27 Aug 2016 06:36:33 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-on-fox-21-weigh-in-results-condit-1705-maia-171-on-mark-but-one-fighter-missed-weight
Carlos Condit (170.5) and Demian Maia (171) were on mark during the UFC on FOX 21 weigh-in event in Canada. Charles Oliveira (143) and Anthony Pettis (146) were also cleared. Only one fighter on the card missed weight and was fined with 20% of purse, Chad Laprise (159), who meets Thibault Gouti (155). Full UFC on FOX 21 weigh-in results below.
Carlos Condit (170.5) vs. Demian Maia (171)
Charles Oliveira (143) vs. Anthony Pettis (146)
Bec Rawlings (115.5) vs. Paige VanZant (115.5)
Joe Lauzon (156) vs. Jim Miller (154.5)
Sam Alvey (186) vs. Kevin Casey (185)

Enrique Barzola (145.5) vs. Kyle Bochniak (145.5)
Alessio Di Chirico (185) vs. Garreth McLellan (184)
Shane Campbell (156) vs. Felipe Silva (154.5)
​Thibault Gouti (155) vs. Chad Laprise (159)

Adam Hunter (185.5) vs. Ryan Janes (185)
Jeremy Kennedy (155.5) vs. Alessandro Ricci (156)
<![CDATA[UFC Road to the Octagon: Maia vs Condit - Full Episode]]>Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:19:17 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-road-to-the-octagon-maia-vs-condit-full-episode
Check out UFC Road to the Octagon: Maia vs Condit full episode. UFC on Fox 21 will be held the upcoming Saturday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
<![CDATA[What does UFC 202 headliners McGregor and Diaz think about the past rematch and trilogy?]]>Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:27:57 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/what-does-ufc-202-headliners-mcgregor-and-diaz-think-about-the-past-rematch-and-trilogy
Irish MMA star Conor McGregor and Stockton's proud Nate Diaz gave their thoughts on the past rematch at UFC 202, possible trilogy and more. 
<![CDATA[UFC 202 results: Conor McGregor wins Nate Diaz by majority decision in a tough fight]]>Sun, 21 Aug 2016 13:59:58 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-202-results-conor-mcgregor-wins-nate-diaz-by-majority-decision-in-a-tough-fight
The rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz at UFC 202 main event was a fight we will remember. McGregor worked a lot with low kicks and counters meanwhile Diaz tried to fire back. The Irish was beating up the American early as he did in the first fight sending Diaz to knockdown a couple of times. However McGregor gassed out near the middle of the match and bloody Diaz pushed forward punishing his foe in the clinch badly, but struggles to score a takedown. McGregor literally runs around and watches the clock. In the last round Diaz closes the distance again but McGregor is surprised with the takedown and so does the American too. After the fight the one judge gives it a draw while two others gave it McGregor.

In the co-main event Anthony Johnson met Glover Teixeira. Both fighters didn't intend to wait long to throw some punches but it is "Rumble" who connects first with a devastating uppercut which knocks out Teixeira in 13 seconds.

All in all the UFC 202 show in Las Vegas was one of the best this year with a lot of finishers and you can find full results below.
Conor McGregor def. Nate Diaz via majority decision (48-47, 47-47, 48-47) – non-title welterweight bout
Anthony Johnson def. Glover Teixeira via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:13
Donald Cerrone def. Rick Story via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:02
Mike Perry def. Hyun Gyu Lim via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:38
Tim Means def. Sabah Homasi via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:56
Cody Garbrandt def. Takeya Mizugaki via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:48
Raquel Pennington def. Elizabeth Phillips via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Artem Lobov def. Chris Avila via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Cortney Casey def. Randa Markos via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:34
Lorenz Larkin def. Neil Magny via TKO (elbows) – Round 1, 4:08
Colby Covington def. Max Griffin via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:18
Marvin Vettori def. Alberto Uda via submission (head-and-arm guillotine) – Round 1, 4:30
<![CDATA[UFC 202 weigh-in event LIVE from Las Vegas]]>Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:57:47 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-202-weigh-in-event-live-from-las-vegas
You don't want to miss the staredown between the two rivals Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz which takes place today at the UFC 202 weigh-in event in Las Vegas.
<![CDATA[UFC 202 pre-fight press conference ended in a scandal]]>Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:50:22 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-202-pre-fight-press-conference-ended-in-a-scandal
We were expecting hate between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor during the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas, but not bottle throwing and chaos. 
<![CDATA[John Dodson vs John Lineker headlines UFC Fight Night 96 in Portland, Oregon]]>Sun, 14 Aug 2016 10:23:32 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/john-dodson-vs-john-lineker-headlines-ufc-fight-night-96-in-portland-oregon
The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 winner John Dodson (18-7) and former Jungle Fight Bantamweight Champion John Lineker (28-7) headlines October's UFC Fight Night 96 show in Portland, Oregon.
Dodson is 7-2 in the Octagon with both defeats against flyweight King Demetrious Johnson. In his last fight in April "The Magician" needed only 37 seconds to TKO Manvel Gamburyan.

Lineker has a record of 9-2 in the UFC losing last time in 2014 to former title challenger Ali Bagautinov. Now the Brazilian has a five-fight win-streak with a KO victory over Michael McDonald last month.
<![CDATA[ONE Championship 45 results: Adriano Moraes chokes out Tilek Batyrov for interim flyweight title]]>Sun, 14 Aug 2016 10:03:24 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/one-championship-45-results-adriano-moraes-chokes-out-tilek-batyrov-for-interim-flyweight-title
Macau, China - ONE Championship 45 main event featured Adriano Moraes and Tilek Batyrov for the interim flyweight title. Batyrov couldn't defend the takedowns of Moraes but he managed well to get on the feet every time and punish his opponent with strikes. However at the end of the second round the Kyrgis fighter found himself again on the ground exposing his back and the Brazilian chocked him out. 

In the co-main event Eduard Folayang met Adrian Pang. Folayang worked from the outside while Pang wanted to close the distance to land heavy punches. The Filipino also was scoring takedowns but couldn't capitalize on that. In the third round the Aussie turned up the tempo and looked more effective and probably taking the round, but it didn't help him as all three judges gave a unanimous decision to Folayang.

Full ONE Championship 45 results:
Adriano Moraes def. Tilek Batyrov via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:49 – to win interim flyweight title
Eduard Folayang def. Adrian Pang via unanimous decision
Honorio Banario def. Eddie Ng via unanimous decision
Martin Nguyen def. Christian Lee via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 4:30
Alexandre Machado def. Alain Ngalani via submission (strikes) – Round 2, 0:21
Istela Nunes def. Mei Yamaguchi via split decision
Ma Jia Wen def. Jimmy Yabo via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 2:31
Ma Hao Bin def. Chan Rothana via unanimous decision – Round 3, 5:00
​Joshua Pacio def. Kritsada Kongsrichai via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:37