<![CDATA[All about Mixed Martial Arts - MMA News]]>Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:38:40 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[M-1 Challenge 53 moved to November 25 without injured Satoshi Ishii]]>Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:08:46 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/m-1-challenge-53-moved-to-november-25-without-injured-satoshi-ishii.html
During the M-1 Global press-conference in St. Petersburg, M-1 Boss Vadim Finkelstein came with some updated news about the long awaited M-1 debut in China. The event was supposed to take place on November 11, but was moved to the 25th due to the prohibition of mass events in Beijing during the APEC summit to be held in Beijing from 5 to 11 November. The other main topic was about Olympic Judo Gold Medalist (2008) Satoshi Ishii (12-2-1) who was scheduled to meet Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix competitor Sergey Kharitonov (21-5) is now out due to his injury. However, Mr. Finkelstein promised to find a worthy replacement. Check out the updated fight card below.

M-1 Challenge 53 will be held on November 25 at  The MasterCard Center in Beijing, China.

M-1 Challenge 53 fight card so far:

Sergei Kharitonov vs. TBA

Champion Marcin Tybura vs. Dennis Smoldarev for M-1 Heavyweight title

Muslim Salihof vs. TBA

Damian Grabowski vs. Konstantin Gluhov 

Pavel Vitruk vs. Rafael Miranda 

Nikita Chistyakov vs. Honggang Yao

<![CDATA[Joe Rogan Experience with Eddie Bravo, Ian McCall, Brandon Schaub & others]]>Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:29:52 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/joe-rogan-experience-with-eddie-bravo-ian-mccall-brandon-schaub-others.html
The entertaining Joe Rogan Experience (JRE) podcast is back hosted by Joe Rogan himself - a comedian, UFC commentator & martial artist. He is joined by Eddie Bravo, Ian McCall, Brandon Schaub with others. 
<![CDATA[Relived Michael Bisping vs. Brian Stann at UFC 152]]>Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:24:31 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/relived-michael-bisping-vs-brian-stann-at-ufc-152.html
Relive the fight between Michael Bisping (25-6) and Brian Stann (12-6) at UFC 152 in Toronto, Canada. Englishman Bisping will appear in the Octagon again on November 8 at UFC Fight Night 55 in Sydney, Australia against former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold (12-2).
<![CDATA[Alexander Shlemenko & Yasubey Enomoto meets at Fight Nights 18 in December]]>Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:31:20 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/alexander-shlemenko-yasubey-enomoto-meets-at-fight-nights-18-in-december.html
Former Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko (50-9) meets former M-1 Global Welterweight Titleholder Yasubei Enomoto (12-5) at Fight Nights 18. The news is confirmed by Fight Nights CEO Kamil Gadzhiev's Instagram account.

Fight Nights - Battle of Moscow 18 will be held at Krylatskoe Sport Palace on December 20 in Moscow, Russia.
30-year-old Shlemenko had a 13-fight win-streak until "Storm" decided to test himself against UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz at Bellator 120 in a none-title bout where the American put Shlemenko to sleep half way into the round. Then the Russian met another wrestler, Brandon Halsey, at Bellator 126 who came into the fight as the underdog. After Shlemenko tried to punch "The Bull" he was taken down and choked out again, losing his middleweight belt.

Also 30-year-old Enomoto has mostly competed in Japan and Russia. He has already fought two times at Fight Nights where he ended the trilogy to his favor against tough sambo fighter Shamil Zavurov, and was knocked out in first round by current UFC fighter Albert Tumenov. In his last fight. the Swiss won by unanimous decision against Rustam Bogatirev in December last year in Khabarovsk, Russia.
<![CDATA[Luke Rockhold explains his beef with Michael Bisping]]>Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:33:06 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/luke-rockhold-explains-his-beef-with-michael-bisping.html
Ex-Strikeforce Middelweight titleholder Luke Rockhold (12-2) explains his beef with TUF 3 Winner Michael Bisping (25-6) at Inside MMA. He also speaks about what he worked on before the fight, Bisping's weapon's, will this fight go to the distance or not and more. The two will meet at UFC Fight Night 55 in November.
<![CDATA[Mark Hunt on the call from UFC President about fighting for title at UFC 180]]>Mon, 27 Oct 2014 23:45:11 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/mark-hunt-on-the-call-from-ufc-president-about-fighting-for-title-at-ufc-180.html
Former PRIDE and K-1 fighter and now probably the luckiest man in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Mark Hunt (10-8), tells how he got the call from UFC President Dana White asking him to replace current Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez (13-1) to meet submission specialist Fabricio Verdum (18-5) at UFC 180 in Mexico for the interim title, his strategy for the fight and more.
<![CDATA[UFC 179 results: Jose Aldo defended his title after a tough fight against Chad Mendes]]>Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:34:58 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/ufc-179-results-jose-aldo-defended-his-title-after-a-tough-fight-against-chad-mendes.html
Jose Aldo defended his UFC featherweight title in the tough rematch against Chad Mendes at the main event of UFC 179. Both fighters could have ended the fight in the first round while knocking each other down, even so they both stayed dangerous for the rest of the match which was being held mostly on the feet. Mendes scored only a couple of takedowns, but could not capitalize, while the last active Brazilian UFC champion rocked the American several times with his punches could not end Mendes either. 

In the co-main event Phil Davis scored a second upset in Brazil after he outwrestled Glover Teixeira during the whole fight. "Mr.Wonderful" after taking down the former lightweight challenger, kept the fight on the ground, transitioning into better positions and scoring points with strikes - all three judges undoubtedly gave the victory to the American this time - 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 took place at Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

Full UFC 179 results:
                                           MAIN CARD

Jose Aldo def. Chad Mendes via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46) - to retain featherweight title

Phil Davis def. Glover Teixeira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Fabio Maldonado def. Hans Stringer via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:06
Darren Elkins def. Lucas Martins via split decision (30-27, 27-30, 30-27)
Beneil Dariush def. Diego Ferreira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

                                      PRELIMINARY CARD

Neil Magny def. William Macario via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:40
Yan Cabral def. Naoyuki Kotani via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:06
Wilson Reis def. Scott Jorgensen via submission (arm triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:28
Andre Fili def. Felipe Arantes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Gilbert Burns def. Christos Giagos via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:57
Tony Martin def. Fabricio Camoes via submission (kimura) – Round 1, 4:16
<![CDATA[UFC 179 post-fight press conference LIVE]]>Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:29:22 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/ufc-179-post-fight-press-conference-live.html
Don't miss UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 post-fight press conference live at combatbear.com. The fighters and UFC officials will speak to the media about the past event, future plans, answer to some burning questions and more!
<![CDATA[UFC 179 Embedded: Video Blog Series - Episode 4]]>Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19:27:55 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/ufc-179-embedded-video-blog-series-episode-4.html
In the fourth episode of UFC 179 Embedded: video blog series, Conor McGregor takes a walk at the beautiful Brazilian beach where he meets some capoeira guys. Then the Irish heads to talk with his Brazilian "fans". The competitors of the UFC 179 gathered for the weigh-ins, including Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes.
<![CDATA[Conor McGregor & Dennis Siver headlines UFC Fight Night 59 on January 18]]>Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:56:11 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/conor-mcgregor-dennis-siver-headlinesufc-fight-night-59-onjanuary-18.html
They wanted to fight each other, and now Irish MMA superstar Conor McGregor (16-2) and Russian-German striker Dennis Siver (22-9) will headline UFC Fight Night 59 early next year. During his stay in Brazil McGregor confirmed the match-up, however, no contract has been signed.

UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver will be held on January 18 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Former Cage Warriors Champion McGregor stormed the UFC by eliminating every opponent in his way. He has destroyed his last two opponents, Diego Brandao and Dustin Poirier in the first round earning a Performance of The Night in both fights.

Meanwhile Siver who is a German Amateur Kicboxing Champion surprised with his grappling skills in his last fight against then undefeated Charles Rosa at UFC Fight Night 53 in Sweden. Siver won every round and took the victory by decision, earning extra money from The Fight of the Night bonus.