<![CDATA[All about Mixed Martial Arts - MMA News]]>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:13:48 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Emanuel Newton vs. Linton Vassell headlines Bellator 130 in Kansas]]>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:18:38 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/emanuel-newton-vslinton-vassellheadlines-bellator-130-in-kansas.htmlPicture
It's announced that Bellator 130's fight card which will be headlined by Bellator Light Heavyweight title holder Emanuel Newton (24-7) and English Linton Vassell (14-3) who holds a nine-fight win-streak. Also in the co-headliner, WWE star Bobby Lashley (11-2) will clash with undefeated Brit Karl Etherington (9-0). The main card will be opened by a lightweight bout between Season Seven Lightweight Tournament Winner Dave Jansen (19-2) who's been away from fighting for more than a year, and Season Six Lightweight and Season Nine Welterweight Tournament Winner Rick Hawn (18-3) followed by a women's featherweight bout between two newcomers Italian Annalisa Bucci (7-3) and ex-Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion Marloes Coenen (21-6) from Holland. 

Bellator 130 takes place on October 24, 2014 at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas.

Check out the full Bellator 130 fight card below.

                                                MAIN CARD 

Emanuel Newton vs. Linton Vassell – for Bellator MMA light heavyweight title
Karl Etherington vs. Bobby Lashley
Annalisa Bucci vs. Marloes Coenen
Dave Jansen vs. Rick Hawn

                                          PRELIMINARY CARD 

Derek Bohi vs. Alex Huddleston
Aaron Derrow vs. Nate Jolly
Darrion Caldwell vs. Anthony Dizy
Sam Oropeza vs. Gary Tapusoa
Daniel Gallemore vs. Gzim Selmani
Cody Carrillo vs. Marcio Navarro
Ricky Musgrave vs. Joe Wilk
Davi Ramos vs. David Rickels
<![CDATA[Glory 18 is set for November 7 in Oklahoma]]>Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:15:28 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/glory-18-is-set-for-november-7-in-oklahoma.html
International kickboxing promotion GLORY will hold its next tournament, Glory 18: Return to Glory, on November 7 at Grand Casino Hotel & Resort in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The event airs live on SPIKE TV. In the main event GLORY Lightweight Champion Davit Kiria marks his second title defence in fight against It's Showtime "Fast & Furious 70MAX" Tournament Champion Robin van Roosmalen who previously have met each other two times in the past. In the co-main event American Wayne Barrett collides with Dutch Jason Wilnis. Also part of the event is the one-night, four-man tournament where Zack Mwekassa takes on Brian Collette and on the other side of the bracket, Saulo Cavalari meets Artem Vakhitov.
<![CDATA[TUF 20 finale is planned for December 12 at The Palms in Las Vegas]]>Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:47:35 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/tuf-20-finale-is-planned-for-december-12-atthe-palms-in-las-vegas.html
The Ultimate Fighter Season 20 finale got its date and place and will be held on December at the Palms in Las Vegas.
Yesterday night the UFC officials announced that The Ultimate Fighter 20: A Champion Will be Crowned live finale will take place on December 12 at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. At first the event was expected to take place at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. 

TUF 20 reality series features 16 top strawweight women who will fight for the UFC strawweight crown. The TV show features among other fighters Tecia Torres, Joanne Calderwood, Rose Namajunas, Jessica Penne, Felice Herrig and Bec Rawlings. The coaches are UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis and former Strikeforce Lightweight title holder Gilbert Melendez. The show streams at Fox Sports 1 each Wednesday.
<![CDATA[Documentary - The rise of MMA in Sweden]]>Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:41:43 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/documentary-the-rise-of-mma-in-sweden.html
This documentary about the rise of MMA in Sweden takes us to the training camp at Allstars Training Center in the "Capital of Scandinavia", where the famous Swedish MMA fighters #1 UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson, wrestler Ilir Latifi, European and Scandinavian Amateur champion in Shootfighting Magnus Cedenblad, TUF 17 competitor Tor Troeng and undefeated featherweight Niklas Backstrom are all preparing for their fights. All except Gustafsson will participate at  the upcoming UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm. 
<![CDATA[Tim Kennedy argues with Yoel Romero after UFC 178 controversial loss]]>Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:51:27 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/tim-kennedy-argues-with-yoel-romero-after-ufc-178-controversial-loss.html
Tim Kennedy (18-5) doesn't agree with his loss against Yoel Romero (9-1). The fighters met backstage after UFC 178 and the American started an arguement with the Cuban. Kennedy wants to appeal the controversial loss as he thinks it was strange that Romero after nearly being knocked out in the second round, took long time to get into the fight in the third.
<![CDATA[UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 trailer]]>Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:49:09 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/ufc-179-aldo-vs-mendes-2-trailer.html
Check out UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 trailer. UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo (24-1) will once again defend his title against Chad Mendes (16-1). In their first match, the Brazilian knocked out the NCAA Division 1 wrestler at UFC 142. Also this same evening Glover Teixeira (22-3) will meet Phil Davis (12-2).

UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 will be held on October 25, 2014 at Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
<![CDATA[UFC 178 results: Mighty Mouse submits Cariaso by kimura, Cerrone's kicks almost ends Alvarez]]>Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:55:58 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/ufc-178-results-mighty-mouse-submits-cariaso-by-kimura-cerrones-kicks-almost-ends-alvarez.html
In the main event of UFC 178 Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson starts moving around challenger Chris Cariaso, then takes him down and tries to advance into a better position. Cariaso manages to get up, but at the end of the round "Mighty Mouse" stuns him with a punch-knee combination but couldn't finish his opponent due to the gong. In the second round, Johnson lands some kicks and knees in the clinch and puts his opponent down again. Johnson advances to side position, landing punches, traps Cariaso's arm and secures kimura, Cariaso taps in pain.

Checkout full review of the UFC 178's main card below with a full results.
In the co-main event in the long awaited UFC debut Eddie Alvarez open worthy against Donald Cerrone in the first round, landing punches, circuling around, steps inn and out, while "Cowboy" met him with knees and low-kicks. When the fighters ended in the clinch Alvarez unsleashed a good series of hooks and uppercuts. In the second, Cerrone continues to punish the front leg of Alvarez with kicks, landing knees in close distance. The newcomer tried to take the Cowboy down a couple of times, but Cerrone stopped the attempts. Last round, Cowboy sticks to the gameplan to hurt the legs of his opponent, Alvarez even change stances. In the final minutes, Cerrone is landing kicks after kicks.  The Bellator veteran is barely standing and his legs gives up. For some reason "Cowboy" insted of finishing him on the feet, jumps on Alvarez who defends the ground and pound and punches from the botten. Cerrone lands some elbows and punches and the final bell is ringing. The winner by unanimous decision is decleared "Cowboy".

Conor McGregor proved his words once again when he TKO'd Dustin Poirier in under two minutes. The Irish started with kicks, the American moves around, McGregor looks faster landing straight punches and spinning kicks, speaking something to Poirier, then he connects left hook, knocking down his opponent and then finishing Poirier on the ground. "The Dimond" complains that the punch is being landed at the back of the head, but it changes nothing. In the Octagon interview McGregor once again expressed his will to fight the champion next.

Tim Kennedy could not to score takedowns against Yoel Romero who wanted to strike with the American, connecting more strikes than his opponent. Then in the second, Kennedy started to be more active, landing some nice kicks, suddenly at the end of the second round he lands good punches which hurts the Cuban and almost ends the fight. But Romero is being saved by the bell. Taking longer time for the rest Cuban unexpected lands combination of strikes, damaging the American and sends him down. Kennedy manages to get up and literally runs while Romero goes for the kill, connects again. The American is down again with Romero all over him and Big John stops the match. 

In the first bout of the main card Cat Zingano took some serious damage at the start against Amanda Nunes who defended all submissions attempts by "Alpha", however Zingano comes back in the end of the round and in the second dominated the Brazilian from the top. In the final round she clinched with Nunes, landed knees, threw her over like a doll and ended the Brazilian from the top with big strikes. Now UFC queen Ronda Rousey knows who she meets next.

After 3 years away from competition, Dominick Cruz successfully returns in style after he quickly finished Takeya Mizugaki in one minute. Cruz after landing a couple of single punches from distance, scored a double leg takedown and while the Japanese tried to get back on his feet by the fence, "The Dominator" while preventing him to do so aloud a barage of punches forcing the referee to break the fight. An entertaining end of the prelims by the former champion.

                                                Main card

Demetrious Johnson def. Chris Cariaso via submission (kimura) – Round 2, 2:29
Donald Cerrone def. Eddie Alvarez via unanimous decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Conor McGregor def. Dustin Poirier via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:46
Yoel Romero def. Tim Kennedy via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 0:58
Cat Zingano def. Amanda Nunes via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 1:21

                                          Preliminary card

Dominick Cruz def. Takeya Mizugaki via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:01
Jorge Masvidal def. James Krause via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Stephen Thompson def. Patrick Cote via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Brian Ebersole def. John Howard via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Kevin Lee def. Jon Tuck via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Manny Gamburyan def. Cody Gibson via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 4:56
<![CDATA[UFC 178 Embedded Video Blog Series ­- Episode 6]]>Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:43:21 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/ufc-178-embedded-video-blog-series-episode-6.html
The 6th episode of UFC 178 Embedded video blog series features Eddie Alvarez' and Donald Cerrone's final workout. Conor McGregor cutting his hear. The UFC President talks about the fight card plus some footage from the weigh-ins.
<![CDATA[UFC 178 post-fight press conference LIVE]]>Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:54:27 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/ufc-178-post-fight-press-conference-live.html
Watch UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso post-fight press conference live at combatbear.com. The competitors will share their thoughts about the fights, and answer to questions from the media together with UFC officials.
<![CDATA[Legacy FC 35 results: Leite's takedowns was the key to defeat Dennis]]>Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:52:40 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/09/legacy-fc-35-results-leites-takedowns-was-the-key-to-defeat-dennis.html
In the main event of Legacy FC 35, Leonardo Leite's takedowns was the key to his victory against Myron Dennis, and in the last seconds of the championship bout he ended Dennis via TKO (referee stoppage) and thereby claims the light heavyweight crown. In the co-main event Andrew Todhunter had no problems with Levi Avera, he first beat him from the top and then choked out Avera in the opening round. The other five fights on the main card didn't go on to the final bell either. 

Legacy FC 35 took place at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Full Legacy FC 35 results:
                                           MAIN CARD 

Leonardo Leite def. Myron Dennis via TKO (referee stoppage) – Round 4, 4:50 – to win light heavyweight title
Andrew Todhunter def. Levi Avera via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:34
Dave Burrow vs. Edward Cline via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 3:21
Rafael Lovato def. Canaan Grigsby via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:07
Derrick Krantz def. Daniel Roberts via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 2:49
James Warren def. Jesse Chaffin via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:17
Justin Rader def. Jarrett Rouse via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:22

                                          PRELIMINARY CARD 

Julian Learned def. Austin Anderson via submission (choke) – Round 1
Derrick Adkins def. Daryl Wilson via unanimous decision – Round 3, 5:00
Josh Anderson def. Aaron McKenzie via unanimous decision – Round 3, 5:00