<![CDATA[All about Mixed Martial Arts - MMA News]]>Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:08:30 -0700Weebly<![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.
<![CDATA[Don't miss UFC 205 press conference from New York]]>Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:08:07 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/dont-miss-ufc-205-press-conference-from-new-york
Don't miss the UFC 205 press conference from Madison Square Garden in New York City featuring Conor McGregor, Eddie Alvarez, Tyron Woodley, Stephen Thompson and Joanna Jędrzejczyk among other participants. 
<![CDATA[Eddie Alvarez defends lightweight title against´╗┐ Conor McGregor at UFC 205 in New York]]>Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:53:24 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/eddie-alvarez-defends-lightweight-title-against-conor-mcgregor-at-ufc-205-in-new-york
The greatest MMA trashtalker Conor McGregor will challenge Champion Eddie Alvarez at November's UFC 205 in New York instead of undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov. This move is probably the most profitable for the #1 promotion which slightly goes in pro-wrestling direction. 
Alvarez (28-4) lost his Octagon debut when he met Donald Cerrone in 2014 but now rides a three-fight win-streak with a shocking victory over former title holder Rafael dos Anjos.

McGregor (20-3) after beating the long-time Featherweight Champion jumped to welterweight division losing to Nate Diaz and then avenging his loss to the American last month.

<![CDATA[Rizin FF 2 results: "CroCop" surprises with submission win, "Krazy Horse" wins in 7 sec]]>Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:39:11 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/rizin-ff-2-results-crocop-surprises-with-submission-win-krazy-horse-wins-in-7-sec
Saitama, Japan - Rizin FF 2 featured former UFC, PRIDE, K-1 fighters and even sumo wrestlers all in one event.
Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic defeated Hyun Man Myung in a surprising way via submission (arm-triangle) in under three minutes.
​Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett was back to the business and needed only seven seconds to TKO (punches) Minoru Kimura.
Gabi Garcia picked a third win when she submitted (keylock) early Destanie Yarbrough.
Daron Cruickshank defeated Andy Souwer via submission (rear-naked choke) in the opening round.
​Fedor's protege Valentin Moldavsky defeated Karl Albrektsson via unanimous decision.

Check out the full Rizin FF 2 results and video below.
Gabi Garcia def. Destanie Yarbrough via submission (keylock) – Round 1, 2:42
Kanako Murata def. Kyra Batara via unanimous decision
Charles Bennett def. Minoru Kimura via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:07
Szymon Bajor def. Teodorasu Aukstuolis via unanimous decision
Amir Aliakbari def. Joao Almeida via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:25
Valentin Moldavsky def. Karl Albrektsson via unanimous decision
Jiri Prochazka def. Mark Tanios via unanimous decision
Erson Yamamoto def. Kizaemon Saiga via split decision
Daron Cruickshank def. Andy Souwer via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:10
Kaito Hoovelson def. Kazuyuki Fujita via unanimous decision
Mirko Filipovic def. Hyun Man Myung via submission (arm-triangle) – Round 1, 2:20
Rena Kubota def. Miyuu Yamamoto via submission (front choke) – Round 1, 4:50
Kron Gracie def. Hideo Tokoro via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 9:45
<![CDATA[Openweight Title Fight ROAD FC 33: Choi Hong Man vs Mighty Mo]]>Sun, 25 Sep 2016 08:25:41 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/openweight-title-fight-road-fc-33-choi-hong-man-vs-mighty-mo
It was first in 2007 at K-1 World Grand Prix 2007 in Yokohama that Choi Hong Man and Mighty Mo met in a kickboxing bout. Now the two has fought again at Road FC 33 in Korea and this time by MMA rules.
<![CDATA[UFC Fight Night 95 results: Cristiane 'Cyborg' destroys Lina Lansberg]]>Sun, 25 Sep 2016 07:55:56 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-fight-night-95-results-cristiane-cyborg-destroys-lina-lansberg
Cristiane Justino came back to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 95 in her native Brazil meeting Lina Lansberg in the main event. "Cyborg" was beating up "The Elbow Princess" throughout the opening round. The Swede often found her self in the clinch with her back against the fence. Early in the second round the Brazilian landed a big right hand followed with some more punches and kicks but Lansberg wasn't finished yet. The ladies clinch again, Justino gets a takedown establishing herself on top and unleashes ground and pound earning a TKO victory.

Also on the fight card Roy Nelson clashed with Antonio Silva. After exchanging a lot of strikes in the first round, "Big Country" started to land nice counter-attacks in the second round. With only a minute to the bell "Big Foot" wanted to kick his opponent and the American countered again with uppercut dropping the Brazilian and then finished him with the following punches.

Full UFC Fight Night 95 results:
Cristiane Justino def. Lina Lansberg via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:29
Renan Barao def. Phillipe Nover via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Roy Nelson def. Antonio Silva via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 4:10
Francisco Trinaldo def. Paul Felder via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) – Round 3, 2:25
Eric Spicely def. Thiago “Marreta” Santos via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:58
Godofredo Pepey def. Mike De La Torre via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:03
Michel Prazeres def. Gilbert Burns via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Rani Yahya def. Michinori Tanaka via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Jussier Formiga def. Dustin Ortiz via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-27, 29-28)
Erick Silva def. Luan Chagas via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:57
Alan Patrick def. Stevie Ray via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Vicente Luque def. Hector Urbina via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:00
Gregor Gillespie def. Glaico Franca via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
<![CDATA[UFC Fight Night 95 weigh-in event LIVE from Brazil]]>Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:58:09 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-fight-night-95-weigh-in-event-live-from-brazil
Watch UFC Fight Night 95 weigh-in event LIVE from Brasilia, Brazil. The fighters will step on the scale and do final staredowns before they'll battle in the cage on Saturday night.
<![CDATA[UFC 204: Extended Preview]]>Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:39:00 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-204-extended-preview
Watch the extended preview for October's UFC 204 in England. The event will be headlined by Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping and legendary PRIDE fighter Dan Henderson. And in the co-headliner Vitor Belfort takes on on fellow striker Gegard Mousasi.
<![CDATA[UFC Fight Night 94 post-fight interview with the headliners]]>Sun, 18 Sep 2016 11:12:20 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-fight-night-94-post-fight-interview-with-the-headliners
Hear what the UFC Fight Night 94 headliners think about the past fights and what's next. The video is presented by MMAJunkies.

UFC Fight Night 94 took place in Hidalgo, Texas.
<![CDATA[UFC Fight Night 94 results: Michael Johnson needed 95 sec to knock out Dustin Poirier]]>Sun, 18 Sep 2016 10:51:52 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-fight-night-94-results-michael-johnson-needed-95-sec-to-knock-out-dustin-poirier
UFC Fight Night 94 headliner between lightweights Michael Johnson and Dustin Poirier ended early. After trading some shots Poirier while attacking was met by Johnson with devastating one-two combination sending him to the floor. "Menace" quickly added some ground and pound ending the match at 1:35.

In the co-headliner Derek Brunson faced fellow middleweight Uriah Hall. First Brunson pressed his opponent to the fence and landed some strikes. Then while moving forward the American landed a big punch dropping the Jamaican and after the following strikes Herb Dean stopped the fight. However it is still a debate if the referee did right.

​Full UFC Fight Night 94 results:
Michael Johnson def. Dustin Poirier via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:35
Derek Brunson def. Uriah Hall via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:41
Evan Dunham def. Rick Glenn via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Roan Carneiro def. Kenny Robertson via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Islam Makhachev def. Chris Wade via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Chas Skelly def. Maximo Blanco via submission (d’arce choke) – Round 1, 0:19
Gabriel Benitez def. Sam Sicilia via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 1:20
Belal Muhammad def. Augusto Montano via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 4:19
Antonio Carlos Junior def. Leonardo Augusto Leleco via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:46
Jose Quinonez def. Joey Gomez via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Randy Brown def. Erick Montano via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 3, 0:18
Albert Morales vs. Alejandro Perez ruled majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)