<![CDATA[All about Mixed Martial Arts - MMA News]]>Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:43:35 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[UFC Fight Night 48: Cung Le explains his moves on the big screen, talks about training for movies & more]]>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:36:03 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/08/ufc-fight-night-48-cung-le-explains-his-moves-on-the-big-screen-talks-about-training-for-movies-more.html
When you think about Hollywood action movies, you think fake, but Cung Le is the real deal as he uses the same fighting moves on the big screen as he would have used in the Octagon. The sanshou kickboxer also explains the difference between preparation for films and for MMA matches.

Cung Le (9-2) will fight against Michael Bisping (24-6) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau, China this Saturday.
<![CDATA[Best knockouts of the week by InsideMMA]]>Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:30:24 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/08/best-knockouts-of-the-week-by-insidemma.html
InsideMMA presents the best knockouts of the week featuring big slam, goodnight uppercut, spinning heel kick, counter superman punch and rolling kick.
<![CDATA[Randy Couture interested to face Fedor Emelianenko in a grappling match]]>Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:08:05 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/08/randy-couture-interested-to-face-fedor-emelianenko-in-a-grappling-match.html
Ex-UFC Heavyweight title holder Randy "The Natural" Couture (19-11) and former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion Fedor "The Last Emperor" Emelianenko (34-4) was once close to meet each other, even the cover of the EA MMA game for consols featured them, but both MMA legends are retired. The American, however, after being asked if he likes the idea to face the Russian in a grappling contest answered: "That would be interesting and certainly given the time to prepare and get back up into good, solid grappling and wrestling shape, that would be a lot of fun and I think, you know. I'm not sure how active Fedor is at this stage, you know him being retired as well, but I'm certainly no opposed to an idea like that."

It would be awesome to see both legends at Metamoris, such a match would draw many people for sure. Who do you think would win?
<![CDATA[Cung Le in "BeastMode" shape before the fight against Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 48]]>Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:05:03 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/08/cung-le-in-beastmode-shape-before-the-fight-against-michael-bisping-at-ufc-fight-night-48.htmlPicture
Vietnamese-American Sanshou kickboxer Cung Le (9-2) posted a picture on instagram of himself and wrote: "My last hard workout for this ufc fight, camp saigonsportsclub is done. In BeastMode shape for this fight! Strike like lightning & follow by thunder!" 

Not bad for the 42-year-old! 

Former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Le will meet Brit Michael Bisping (24-6) at UFC Fight Night 48 the upcoming weekend at the Cotai Arena in Macau, China. 

<![CDATA[UFC Fight Night 47 results: Bader's wrestling & boxing skills helped him to defeat Saint Preux]]>Sun, 17 Aug 2014 16:42:46 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/08/ufc-fight-night-47-results-baders-wrestling-boxing-skills-helped-him-to-defeat-saint-preux.html
In the headliner of UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor, Maine, Ryan Bader used his wrestling and boxing skills to defeat Ovince Saint Preux. Saint Preux' attacks was much less successful than Bader's, who scored big takedowns, worked on the ground and felt better distance. Despite losing the match, the second round went in OSP's favor.

In the co-headliner Ross Pearson was a better striker than Gray Maynard, and after being taken down he didn't wait to get up. In the second round after a successful attack, Pearson sent Maynard to the floor and followed with punches resulting in a TKO-win.

Full UFC Fight Night 47 results:
Ryan Bader def. Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
Ross Pearson def. Gray Maynard via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:35
Tim Boetsch def. Brad Tavares via TKO (punch) – Round 2, 3:18
Alan Jouban def. Seth Baczynski via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 4:23
Shawn Jordan def. Jack May via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:03
Thiago Tavares def. Robbie Peralta via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:27
Jussier Formiga def. Zach Makovsky unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sara McMann def. Lauren Murphy via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Tom Watson def. Sam Alvey via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Frankie Saenz def. Nolan Ticman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
<![CDATA[M-1 Challenge 50 results: Marcin Tybura puts Damian Grabovski to sleep]]>Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:09:02 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/08/m-1-challenge-50-results-marcin-tybura-puts-damian-grabovski-to-sleep.html
In the main event of M-1 Challenge: Battle on Neva, two titans from Poland clashed, M-1 Heavyweight Champion Damian Grabovski (19-2) and challenger Marcin Tybura (11-0). Grabovski advanced and started to punch, Tybura moved to side and landed an inside leg kick, the champion threw right hands and went for the clinch pressing his opponent against the ropes. The challenger countered and pressed Grabovski to the ropes, and after some work from the clinch, the champion tried to land a knee from the side, but Tybura grabbed it and took Grabovski down. After ending in the north-south position, challenger Tybura executed a choke and put the champion to sleep while taking his crown.

Watch the M-1 Challenge 50 main card and full results below.
Ivan Buchinger (27-4) and Mikhail Malyutin (27-12) kept the first round on the feet, but the next two rounds was for the most a grappling match where the Slovakian pretty much all the time was in a dominating position, and won the contest by majority decision.
Daniel Tabera took Ilya Doderkin down from the start and the whole round happened on the ground with the Spanish dominating and holding the Russian on his back. Second round Doderkin surpriced by going for the clinch, then punches landed from both sides. Eventually both end up at the floor again. Final round and the same start from the Russian who was looking for a takedown, but the Spanish counter and end in the guard. Doderkin escaped on the feet and in the clinch scored a takedown. Some work on the floor and the bell is ringing. The fight went in Tabera's favour - by split decision.
M-1 Light Heavyweight Champion Stephan Puetz was measuring the distance with the lead hand and landed jabs at Luis Miranda. The Brazilian went for the clinch and the German countered and scored a takedown - but the champion ended in the guard. Miranda wanted to keep the fight at the floor, but Puetz got up, and then ended at the floor again with the Brazilian on top. he then changed position with his challenger at the end of the opening round. Second round and the German was using his boxing skills. The Brazilian landed a low kick, then in the clinch again. After some time the referee separated them and restarted the fight. Puetz landed a right hand, and Miranda punished him with a takedown. The German, however, ended on the top and eventually behind challenger Miranda executing a rear-naked choke.
Full M-1 Challenge 50 results:

Marcin Tybura defeated Damian Grabowski by Technical Submission (North-South choke) R1 1:28 - M-1 Challenge heavyweight championship

Stephan Puetz defeated Luis Fernando Miranda by Submission (Rear-naked choke) R2 4:31 - M-1 Challenge light heavyweight championship

-65,8 kg: Ivan Buchinger defeated Mikhail Malyutin by Majority Decision

-77 kg: Daniel Tabera defeated Ilya Doderkin by Split Decision R3 5:00

-65,8 kg: Nikita Chistyakov defeated Kamil Maron by Unanimous Decision R3 5:00

-70 kg Anton Telepnev defeated Artyom Glybchak by Submission (Rear-naked choke) R1 2:47

-70,3 kg: Zulfikar Usmanov vs. Saba Bolagi was declared a Draw R3 5:00

-70,3 kg: Marat Balaev defeated Isaac Alvarado by Unanimous Decision R3 5:00

-77 kg: Adam Tsurov defeated Stanislav Rogov by Submission (Rear-naked choke) R1 2:00

-84 kg: Khabib Isaev defeated Dauren Ermekov by Split Decision R3 5:00

-70 kg Artyom Glybchak defeated Daniyar Ismailov by Unanimous Decision R2 3:00

-70 kg Anton Telepnev defeated Zhyrgalbek Emilbekov by Submission (Rear-naked choke) R1 2:34

<![CDATA[UFC Fight Night 47 post-fight press conference]]>Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:27:59 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/08/ufc-fight-night-47-post-fight-press-conference.html
Don't miss UFC Fight Night 47 live post-fight press conference. The competitors and UFC officials will talk about the event, the winners of the fight bonuses, what's next and more!
<![CDATA[UFC Fight Night 47 weigh-in results: Ryan Bader (205) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (205) is official]]>Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:25:46 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/08/ufc-fight-night-47-weigh-in-resultsryan-bader-205-vs-ovince-saint-preux-205-is-official.html
Light-heavyweight headliners of the UFC Fight Night 47 Ryan Bader' (205) and Ovince Saint Preux' (205) weights are eaqual, and in the co-main event lightweights Gray Maynard' (156) and Ross Pearson' (156) weights are also identical. The other 16 fighters succesfully made weight before the show at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. 

Check out the weigh-in video replay above and full results below.
                                                MAIN CARD 

Ryan Bader (205) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (205)
Gray Maynard (156) vs. Ross Pearson (156)
Tim Boetsch (186) vs. Brad Tavares (185)
Seth Baczynski (171) vs. Alan Jouban (170)
Shawn Jordan (260) vs. Jack May (247)
Robbie Peralta (146) vs. Thiago Tavares (146)

                                           PRELIMINARY CARD 

Jussier Formiga (126) vs. Zach Makovsky (125)
Sara McMann (135) vs. Lauren Murphy (135)
Sam Alvey (185) vs. Tom Watson (185)
Frankie Saenz (136) vs. Nolan Ticman (136)
<![CDATA[Mike King leaves UFC after failed drug test & pays back his $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus]]>Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:20:08 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/08/mike-king-leaves-ufc-after-failed-drug-test-pays-back-his-50000-fight-of-the-night-bonus.html
Mike King (5-1) suffered his first career loss at the recent UFC in Dublin event against local Cathal Pendred (14-2-1) by rear-naked choke after nearly submitting the Irishmen himself. The middelweight bout was awarded The fight of the Night and both men earned $50,000. The American however, failed the drug test and must pay his bonus money back while also being suspended for 9 months. That's not the end of his punishment, as the UFC also fired the athlete.
King's test showed positive for nandrolone which has an effect on the muscle growth, it's appetite stimulation and increases red blood cells. The drug can be detected by a urine test. 

The following news his opponent Pendred wrote on twitter:
31-year-old King before making his UFC debut in Ireland, had out of his 5 fights ended all before the 3rd round, where of 4 came by submission and 1 by TKO. He was also unbeaten in his amater career where he fought 4 times.
<![CDATA[Alexander Shlemenko defends his middleweight title at Bellator 126 against Brandon Halsey]]>Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:13:50 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/08/alexander-shlemenko-defends-his-middleweight-title-at-bellator-126-against-brandon-halsey.html
Bellator middelweight title holder Alexander Shlemenko (50-8) defends his belt for the fourth time against Bellator Season 10 Middleweight Tournament Winner Brandon Halsey (7-0) at Bellator 126.

Bellator 126 takes place on September 26 at Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

Shlemenko has lost only once in Bellator, against current UFC fighter Hector Lombard by decision back in 2010 after he got his title shot following his Bellator Season Two Middleweight Tournament Final victory over Bryan Baker. Since then the Russian striker was unstoppable, beating 13 opponents in a row and winning second Bellator tournament (Season 5). However in his last fight "The Storm", wanted to test himself and challenged former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz, but suffered a submission-loss at Bellator 120.

He meets undefeated Halsey who goes by the nickname "Bull", he ended 4 of his 7 wins before the final bell. The NCAA Division I Wrestler met at Bellator Season 10 Middleweight Tournament Final Brett Cooper last month, he took down fellow American and after some ground work submitted (armbar) his opponent in the first round. 

I think despite being a new guy, the American has chances to beat the Russian, but only if he takes him down. Shlemenko can't underestimate Halsey, he has to win this fight. If Halsey wins he will end in the UFC in a couple of years for sure.