<![CDATA[All about Mixed Martial Arts - MMA News]]>Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:47:07 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[UFC 179 Embedded: Video blog Series - Episode 1]]>Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:02:44 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/ufc-179-embedded-video-blog-series-episode-1.html
Watch UFC 179 Embedded: video blog series episode 1 before the UFC 179 event where the anticipated rematch between Brazilian striker Jose Aldo (24-1) and American wrestler Chad Mendez (16-1) takes place. The video takes us to Aldos training camp in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and also to Sacramento, California where Mendez prepares to avenge his only loss.
<![CDATA[Henry Cejudo vs. Dustin Kimura at UFC on FOX 13 on December 13]]>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:15:31 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/henry-cejudo-vs-dustin-kimura-at-ufc-on-fox-13-on-december-13.html
2008 Olympic Freestyle Wrestler Henry Cejudo (6-0) will make his second attempt to debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He now meets Hawain Dustin Kimura (11-2) in a bantamweight bout at UFC on FOX 13.

UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic will be held on December 13 at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Kimura had a record of 9-0 before he got into the UFC where he submitted in the debut Chico Camus and did the same with Jon Delos Reyes. He also, however, lost two bouts, one against Mitch Gagnon by technical submission, and in his last Octagon appearance "The Diamond" lost to George Roop by decision.

Yet undefeated Cejudo has ended his four fights all in the opening round, and his last two by decision while he was signed with Legacy FC. He was supposed to make his UFC debut against Scott Jorgensen on August 30, 2014 at UFC 177, but had to withdraw from the bout before weigh-ins due to medical issues. 
<![CDATA[Andrei Arlovski: They wanted to cut my throat and shoot me]]>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:10:51 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/andrei-arlovski-they-wanted-to-cut-my-throat-and-shoot-me.html
UFC Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski (23-10) who successfully returned to the Ultimate Fighting Championship early this year by winning TUF: Heavyweights Finalist Brendan Schaub and avenged his Strikeforce loss against former UFC Heavyweight contender "Bigfoot" Silva (18-6) talks about his future goals, his recovery time after the last figtht, his Brazilian fans, fighting Sergey Kharitonov and Alexander Emelianenko, starring movies and much more.
- Andrei, first of all congratulations with a spectacular victory. What are your feelings now, when a successful debut in the UFC was replaced with a confident victory over former offender (the first meeting was in May 2010 when "Bigfoot" celebrated a unanimous decision victory) at his homecountry? 

- Most importantly, I now feel - this moral satisfaction. I longed for a victory after the first defeat in a fight with Silva, and went to Brazil with only one thought - the victory. Winning not only a rehabilitated me, but it seriously helped up in the rankings. Now I look forward with optimism to the next, I'm sure at least, interesting fight. 

- After defeating Silva you were on the list of fighters who can get long-term medical suspension. According to the Brazilian athletic commission you have seriously injured your wrist. 

- Add also to this my left shoulder and my back ... on October 24 I am scheduled for operation. As the doctor promised, after six weeks I will be able to return to full training. 

- In this case, when can we expect your return to the Octagon? 

- If all goes according to plan, at the end of February or beginning of March, I will fight again. Much will depend on the UFC, in particular the choice of the event and fighters remains up to the matchmaker. 

- Who do you want to fight next? 

- I do not care with who to fight. For example, I was offered the fight on November 10 in New Zealand against a local fighter Mark Hunt. Who knows, maybe his candidacy will be available until my return to the business. 

- After winning in Brazil you showed a rude gesture to Brazilian crowed. What do you mean by that? 

- The gesture was addressed to a particular fan who gestured in my address, who said that they will cut my throat or shoot me. Anyway I should not have done it, I was just about emotions. Like it happens to me first time, I never did it before. I hope in the future this will not happen again.

- Did you target Silva's head, or was it a lucky punch? 

- I connected with a short right, and then immediately went to finish him. Of course it wasn't a lucky punch. My boxing skills came in handy in this match.

- What did "Bigfoot" Silva say to you after the fight, was he angry for your finishing strikes?

- Antonio Silva left a good impression, he behaved with dignity. I told him, "It's nothing personal, we're in this business, someone wins, someone is not." He understood me, we shook hands and wished each other luck in the future. 

- The rematch with Silva is done, do you consider any rematches with the other guys? For example, Russian Sergei Kharitonov who knocked you out in the first round? (at Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix)

- Did Kharitonov sign with the UFC? If that happens, I am very happy to fight him. And this applies not only Kharitonov, but also many other fighters, whom I've lost to at different times. 

- Speaking beyond the UFC and to speculate on possible fights, in particular meetings with Alexander Emelianenko, who once avoided to
 fight with by the rules of boxing. Now would you be interested in this fight? 

- Definitely not. Before, two years ago, this meeting was really interesting. Now times have changed, and this fight is no longer relevant. 

- How long are you planning to perform at this high level? 

- I do not know. Now, thank God, everything is getting better. I don't even think about retirement.

- What brings you to Moscow, meeting with friends or a business meeting? 

- Both. Kamil Hajiyev (Fight Nights CEO) and Batu Hasikov (co-founder of Fight Nights) made ​​me an offer to star in a movie, so I'm here. Details I do not know yet, but I think in the near future I will tell you all. 

- How do you feel about the UFC President Dana White, do you think he is an honest man? 

- I think Dana White is a sincere person. Everything he does is coming from his heart. If he doesn't like something, he can express his point of view, even in a hard form. Dana White never says something in a temper, he will think several times before giving his answer to a particular question. 

- How often do you visit your homeland (Belarus), particularly in your native Bobruisk? 

- I try to come home after each fight. In a year, three or four times. 

- How is your dog Maximus, how old is he now? 

- Eight years. I miss him, as my child and wife.

                                                                                                                 source: championat.com
<![CDATA[Nam Phan signs with Bellator and fights Mike Richman at Bellator 131]]>Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:08:18 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/nam-phan-signs-with-bellator-and-fights-mike-richman-at-bellator-131.html
The mule of the team Koscheck at TUF 12 competitor Nam Phan (20-13) has been signed with Bellator and now is scheduled to fight against Season Eight Featherweight Tournament Runner-Up Mike Richman (17-5) at Bellator 131.

Bellator 131 will be held on November 15 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California headlined by Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar.

Phan after winning only 2 out of 8 fights in the UFC, was released by promotion. Since then he became a free agent, and Phan went to Japan where he fought two times winning both fights in the first round including his recent bout on October 5 against Yuki Baba by rear-naked choke.

Richman could have met UFC veteran Phan at TUF 12, but "The Marine" didn't pass the opening bout to get into the house. Upon arrival to Bellator he had a 12-1 record, losing 4 times out of 10 including his last unanimous decision defeat against Goiti Yamauchi at Bellator 120. After the loss he debuted at the bantamweight devision scoring a nice first-round KO win against Ed West at Bellator 126.

Now fate wants Phan and Richman to finally meet each other. Who do you think will win the fight?  
<![CDATA[Countdown to UFC 179: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2]]>Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:53:26 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/countdown-to-ufc-179-jose-aldo-vs-chad-mendes-2.html
Countdown to UFC 179 goes inside the training camps of current featherweight champion Jose Aldo (24-1) who must once again defend his belt against challenger Chad Mendes (16-1), knockout artist Glover Teixeira (22-3) who's expected to face American wrestler Phil Davis (12-2), undefeated Brazilian Diego Ferreira (11-0) prepares for a meet-up against tough Beneil Dariush (8-1). 
<![CDATA[Michael Chandler answers five questions ahead of Bellator 131]]>Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:29:42 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/michael-chandler-answers-five-questions-ahead-of-bellator-131.html
Former Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler (12-2) answers the questions about what inspires him, how wrestling has helped him in his MMA career, his favorite post-fight meals and more. Chandler will meet in a rematch Bellator Interim Lightweight title holder Will Brooks (14-1) at Bellator 131 which will take place on November 15 in San Diego, California.
<![CDATA[Will "The California Kid" fight TJ Dillashaw?]]>Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:23:57 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/will-the-california-kid-fight-tj-dillashaw.html
When TJ Dillashaw (11-2) scored a huge upset at UFC 173 claiming the UFC Bantamweight crown from Renan Barao (32-2) everyone was wondering if Urijah Faber (31-7) whould fight his Alpha Male teammate? AXS TV’s Inside MMA Host Kenny Rice asks "The California Kid" will he or won't he.
<![CDATA[Legacy FC 36 results: Damacio Page & Cody East claims titles]]>Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:12:29 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/legacy-fc-36-results-damacio-page-cody-east-claims-titles.html
Legacy Fighting Championship has crowned two new champions at Legacy FC 26th event. Cody East came to fight for the heavyweight title while Vernon Lewis seemed to be there for a total other reason fighting very passively, taking the punches at the fence which resulted in the referee having to stop the championship match at 3:26 of the opening round. Brian Hall came in aggressively from the beginning. Damacio Page, however, landed a big punch at 1:48 to the head of Hall who fell to the ground unconscious, losing the flyweight belt to Page.

Legacy FC 36, which took place Friday at Route 66 Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Full Legacy FC 36 results:
Cody East def. Vernon Lewis via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 3:26 – to win heavyweight title
Damacio Page def. Brian Hall via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 1:48 – to win flyweight title
Donald Sanchez def. Charles Cheeks III via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Jordan Espinosa def. Rafael de Freitas via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) – Round 3, 5:00
Clint Roberts def. Lenny Lovato Jr. via knockout (head kick) – Round 1, 4:15
Norma Rueda Center def. Michelle Nicolini via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) – Round 3, 5:00
<![CDATA[Scorpion King 4 trailer with Bigfoot Silva, Roy Nelson & Royce Gracie]]>Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:05:20 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/scorpion-king-4-trailer-with-bigfoot-silva-roy-nelson-royce-gracie.html
To be honest I never liked the Scorpion Kings movies, but I have seen all of them because they cast MMA fighters and WWE stars such as TUF 10 competitor Kimbo Slice in the previous movie and pro-wrestler Dave Batista, UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture in the second and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson who played in the first film. Scorpion King 4 features three-time WKO World Kickboxer Champion Don “The Dragon” Wilson, TUF: Heavyweights Winner Roy "Big Country" Nelson, one-time UFC Heavyweight title challenger "Bigfoot" Silva and one of the most known faces in the Mixed Martial Arts, Royce Gracie, and I will be watching it only because of these guys. Check out the trailer below.
<![CDATA[Global FC 4: Zabit Samedov vs. Jafar Ahmadi (VIDEO)]]>Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:51:38 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/global-fc-4-zabit-samedov-vsjafar-ahmadi-video.html
Watch one of the best kickboxers in Eastern-Europe, Zabit Samedov, against tough Iranian Muay Thai fighter Jafar Anmadi at Global FC 4 in Dubai, UAE.