<![CDATA[All about Mixed Martial Arts - MMA News]]>Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:27:07 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Bellator 162 results: Alexander Shlemenko returns with TKO victory over Kendall Grove]]>Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:15:02 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/bellator-162-results-alexander-shlemenko-returns-with-tko-victory-over-kendall-grove
Alexander Shlemenko returns to USA after the suspension by CSAC meeting Kendall Grove at Bellator 162 in Memphis, Tennessee. The Russian is pressing forward while the American moves around. It's clearly Shlemenko who wins the exchanges but at the end of the first round Grove also hurts his opponent. In the next frame "The Storm" continues to throw hard strikes and connects with one to the liver and one to the face dropping "Da Spyder". Shlemenko unleashes ground and pound and wins via TKO.

Bobby Lashley dominates Josh Appelt in the co-main event. Lashley scores a takedown early beating his opponent on the ground the whole round. In the second round it's the same thing but this time Appelt is exhausted while on the mat. Lashley goes for a rear-naked choke and wins.

Full Bellator 162 results and video:
Alexander Shlemenko def. Kendall Grove via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:43
Bobby Lashley def. Josh Appelt via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:43
Goiti Yamauchi def. Ryan Couture via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:01
Hisaki Kato def. A.J. Matthews via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:58
Chase Gormley def. 
Bobby Brents by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Virgil Zwicker def. Dan Charles via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:31
Julia Budd def. Arlene Blencowe via majority decision (29-29, 30-27, 29-27)
Ricky Rainey def. Gilbert Smith def via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Steve Garcia def. Ronnie Lawrence via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Wade Johnson def. Tyler Hill via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:35
James Wallace def. Jonathan Burdine via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:33
Eryk Anders def. Brian White via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:23
Jaleel Willis def. Omar Johnson via unanimous decision
Grady Hurley def. Chad Cook via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:29
Mike Wessell def. Frank Tate via unanimous decision
<![CDATA[Chael Sonnen vs. Tito Ortiz clash at Bellator 170 in January]]>Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:12:43 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/chael-sonnen-vs-tito-ortiz-clash-at-bellator-170-in-january
Two UFC veterans Chael Sonnen (28-14-1) and Tito Ortiz (18-12-1) will clash at Bellator 170's main event on January 21 in California.
Sonnen fought three times in 2013 which was when we last saw him in the cage. In his last fight The American was stopped by Rashad Evans. "The American Gangster" failed several drug tests while being with the UFC who fired the fighter. Soon after Sonnen announced his retirement while getting 2 years suspension by the athletic commission.

Tito fought three times in Bellator earning a 2-1 record in the promotion. After submitting Alexander Shlemenko and winning via split decision Stephan Bonnar in 2014, "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" was choked out by the Light Heavyweight Champion Liam McGeary the following year.
<![CDATA[Ronda Rousey returns to meet current UFC Queen Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in Las Vegas]]>Fri, 14 Oct 2016 18:36:49 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ronda-rousey-returns-to-meet-current-ufc-queen-amanda-nunes-at-ufc-207-in-las-vegas
It's been a year since former UFC Queen Ronda Rousey was seen in the Octagon and people started to doubt whether she would ever make a comeback. Yes, she will! "Rowdy" is now slated to meet current Womens Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes at December's UFC 207 in Las Vegas.
Rousey (12-1) is the first female UFC Champion and has destroyed all of her first 12 opponents as no one survived to the final bell. Then "Rowdy" herself was destroyed by the former pro-boxer Holly Holm who lost her title later to Miesha Tate. 

Nunes (14-3) is 6-1 in the UFC losing only to tough striker Cat Zingano. "The Lioness" became the challenger after Miesha Tate captured the crown which she lost to Nunes in the first round.

<![CDATA[UFC 205: Live Like Legends trailer]]>Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:24:11 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-205-live-like-legends-trailer
Check out UFC 205 : Live Like Legends trailer ahead of New York City's event in November. UFC 205 will present a total of three title fights where Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez is set to defend his title against Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor, Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley faces striker Stephen Thompson and Strawweight Queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk meets fellow Pole Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
<![CDATA[UFC 204 post-fight press conference highlights without the Champion]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 10:54:13 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-204-post-fight-press-conference-highlights-without-the-champion
Watch UFC 204 post-fight press conference highlights from UK. However you will not see Michael Bisping during the conference as he went to the hospital.
<![CDATA[UFC 204: Michael Bisping survives early troubles defending his belt against Dan Henderson]]>Sun, 09 Oct 2016 10:35:07 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-204-michael-bisping-survives-early-troubles-defending-his-belt-against-dan-henderson
UFC 204 in UK featured a rematch between Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson. The English was landing more strikes and was aggressive but was knocked down two times early in the fight. In the third round The American started to gas out while his opponent still looked fresh even though his face was damaged. The fourth round again went for the Champion and in the last round the challenger gave it his best but couldn't finish the fight. At the end the judges scored 48-47, 48-47, 49-46 for Bisping.

In the co-headliner Gegard Mousasi met MMA legend Vitor Belfort. The Dutch was at first throwing good kicks while the Brazilian countered with punches. In the second round Mousasi connected with high kick rocking his opponent and quickly added some more strikes. The fight went to the mat with Mousasi on top who won via TKO.

​Full UFC 204 results:
Michael Bisping def. Dan Henderson via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)
Gegard Mousasi def. Vitor Belfort via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:43
Jimi Manuwa def. Ovince Saint Preux via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 2:38
Stefan Struve def. Daniel Omielanczuk via submission (D’Arce choke) – Round 2, 1:41
Mirsad Bektic def. Russell Doane via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:22
Iuri Alcantara def. Brad Pickett via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 1:59
Damian Stasiak def. Davey Grant via submission (armbar) – Round 3, 3:56
Leon Edwards def. Albert Tumenov via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:01
Marc Diakiese def. Lukasz Sajewski via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:40
Mike Perry def. Danny Roberts via knockout (knee, punches) – Round 3, 4:40
Leonardo Santos def. Adriano Martins via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
<![CDATA[UFC 204 weigh-in event LIVE from UK]]>Fri, 07 Oct 2016 16:20:12 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-204-weigh-in-event-live-from-uk
Watch UFC 204 Bisping vs Henderson weigh-in event LIVE from Manchester, England. The fighters will step to the scale and make final staredowns before they go to war inside the Octagon tomorrow.
<![CDATA[UFC 204 Countdown: Bisping vs Henderson 2 Full Episode]]>Tue, 04 Oct 2016 15:05:51 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-204-countdown-bisping-vs-henderson-2-full-episode
Watch UFC 204 Countdown full episode with headliners Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson, co-headliners Vitor Belfort and Gegard Mousasi and main card fighters Ovince Saint Preux and Jimi Manuwa. The event will be held this weekend in UK.
<![CDATA[UFC Fight Night 96 results: John Lineker defeated John Dodson via split decision]]>Sun, 02 Oct 2016 13:10:28 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-fight-night-96-results-john-lineker-defeated-john-dodson-via-split-decision
John Lineker and John Dodson headlined UFC Fight Night 96 in Portland, Oregon. Liniker was pressing forward looking to land heavy punches, while Dodson was moving a lot avoiding exchanges. Instead the American countered with punches and sometimes kicks but the Brazilian was pushing forward anyway winning via split decision.

In the co-headliner striker Alex Oliveira couldn't do anything against Will Brooks who dominated his opponent on the ground. However in the second round it looked as if the American broke his ribs and in the last round was stopped by the Brazilian via TKO.

Full UFC Fight Night 96 results:
John Lineker def. John Dodson via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47)
Alex Oliveira def. Will Brooks via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 3:30
Zak Ottow def. Josh Burkman via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Brandon Moreno def. Louis Smolka via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:23
Luis Henrique da Silva def. Joachim Christensen via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:43
Andre Fili def. Hacran Dias via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Shamil Abdurakhimov def. Walt Harris via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Keita Nakamura via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nate Marquardt def. Tamdan McCrory via knockout (head kick) – Round 2, 4:44
Ion Cutelaba def. Jonathan Wilson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Curtis Blaydes def. Cody East via TKO (elbows) – Round 2, 2:02
​Ketlen Vieira def. Kelly Faszholz via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
<![CDATA[Michael Johnson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov added to UFC 205 fight card in New York]]>Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:13:01 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/michael-johnson-vs-khabib-nurmagomedov-added-to-ufc-205-fight-card-in-new-york
Most MMA fans were disappointed when the UFC picked showman Conor McGregor to fight Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 instead of undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov. However the UFC President announced during a recent press conference that the Russian now meets well known face in the division Michael Johnson at the same event in New York. 
Nurmagomedov (23-0) has had seven fights inside the Octagon including a dominant win over Rafael dos Anjos in 2014. However the sambo fighter was stalked by the injuries last years and even had thoughts on retirement.

Johnson (17-10) is 9-6 in the UFC and has fought tough guys such as Nate Diaz, Edson Barboza, Reza Madadi and others. In his last fight the American knocked out Dustin Poirier in 95 seconds.