<![CDATA[All about Mixed Martial Arts - MMA News]]>Tue, 24 May 2016 00:01:45 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Punch like a girl! Imortal FC 4: Ariane Lipski vs Juliana Werner]]>Mon, 23 May 2016 17:10:21 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/punch-like-a-girl-imortal-fc-4-ariane-lipski-vs-juliana-werner
Another proof that girls can punch! Ariane Lipski and Juliana Werner met in the cage at Imortal FC 4 in Brazil giving the MMA fans what they wanted to see including the brutal one punch KO.
<![CDATA[Venator FC 3 results: Emil Weber Meek knocked out Rousimar Palhares early]]>Sun, 22 May 2016 09:19:56 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/venator-fc-3-results-emil-weber-meek-knocked-out-rousimar-palhares-early
Venator FC has made a big step towards becoming a respected organization including a lot of known international MMA fighters to its third event in Milan, Italy. The show made some changes to the fight card right before the show because of some "unexpected" issues during the weigh-ins. In the headliner Emil Weber Meek met Rousimar Palhares. The Brazilian went for the takedown early and the Norwegian punished the dirty fighter with elbows and punches while Palhares tried to take him to the mat resulting in a technical knockout. 

​In the co-main event Luke Barnatt defeated Stefan Croitoru via technical knockout in the second round. The fighters were in the clinch early as
Croitoru didn't want to fight Barnatt on the feet. The Italian scored a takedown and then another, but the English had kimura which he couldn't finish punishing his opponent with strikes instead. Next round, same picture as Croitoru wanted to grapple and after another takedown attempt Barnatt cut desperate and tired Croitoru with an uppercut defending his middleweight crown.

You can find Venator FC 3 results and video below.
Emil Weber Meek def. Rousimar Palhares via technical knockout (Round 1, 0:45)
Luke Barnatt def. Stefan Croitoru via technical knockout (Round 2, 2:32)
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou def. Matt Hamill via knockout (Round 1, 0:37)
Marvin Vettori def. Igor Araujo via submission (guillotine choke) (Round 1, 1:13)
Mattia Schiavolin def. Mayhem Miller via submission (rear-naled choke) (Round 2, 3:10) 
Karl Amoussou def. Giovanni Melillo via technical knockout (Round 1, 4:51) 
Jack Hermansson def. Ireneusz Cholewa via technical knockout (Round 3, 1:05) 
Cody McKenzie def. Valeriu Mircea via submission (guillotine choke) (Round 2, 1:30)
Che Mills
 vs. Terry Montgomery was declared a no contest (Illegal elbow) (Round 1)
<![CDATA[Bellator 155 results: Carvalho defends the title against Manhoef after controversial decision]]>Sun, 22 May 2016 09:09:08 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/bellator-155-results-carvalho-defends-the-title-against-manhoef-after-controversial-decision
At Bellator 155 in Boise, Idaho, Middleweight Titleholder Rafael Carvalho met Melvin Manhoef in the main event in a match which ended in a controversial decision. The challenger was as expected better on the feet than the Champion, but he wasn't quite himself in my opinion. The Brazlian couldn't fully utilize his grappling game in the match against the high caliber striker. However Carvalho was landing some shots including illegal strikes which he oddly wasn't punished for by the unprofessional referee. At the end it showed that not only the third man in the cage was helping the Champion but also the side judges gave a controversial split decision victory to him.

In the co-main event Pat Curran faced Georgi Karakhanyan in the featherweight division. Both were careful from the start throwing single strikes until Curran sent his opponent to knockdown with a counter punch, but couldn't finish him on the ground. The next round mostly was a grappling contest after Karakhanyan wanted a takedown and Curran countered his move. In the last fifth frame "Insane" managed to take Curran down scoring some points from the top, but this wasn't enough for a victory after the final bell.

Full Bellator 155 results and video:
                                              MAIN CARD
Champion Rafael Carvalho def. Melvin Manhoef via split decision (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) – to retain middleweight title
Pat Curran def. Georgi Karakhanyan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Dan Charles vs. Augusto Sakai declared a majority draw (28-28, 28-28, 30-26)
Alexis Dufresne def. Marloes Coenen via submission (triangle armbar) – Round 1, 4:33
Chase Gormley def. Joey Beltran via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

                                       PRELIMINARY CARD
Veta Arteaga def. Jackie Vandenburgh via unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Scott Thometz def. Josh Tyler via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-25)
Will Noland def. Sean Powers via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 3:29
Jesse Brock def. Olly Bradstreet via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:57
Marcin Held def. Dave Jansen via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Casey Johnson def. Brendon Raftery via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:16
Joe Hamilton def. Tyler Freeman via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 0:22
Vincent Morales def. Hamilton Ash
 via knockout (punches) – Round 3, 2:32
<![CDATA[Dana White: Lookin' for a Fight - Episode 5]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 16:25:59 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/dana-white-lookin-for-a-fight-episode-5
Have you missed the 5th episode of Dana White: Lookin' for a Fight? In this episode UFC President with his two friends Matt Serra and Nick "The Tooth" are heading to Texas for some bull riding, to meet the legendary boxer George Foreman and of course to visit another MMA event.
<![CDATA[Jason Miller 24 pounds over for Venator FC 3, Luke Barnatt meets Stefan Croitoru instead]]>Fri, 20 May 2016 16:22:51 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/jason-miller-24-pounds-over-for-venator-fc-3-luke-barnatt-meets-stefan-croitoru-instead
Scandalous Jason Miller was supposed to fight Venator FC Middleweight Titleholder Luke Barnatt in Italy, but the American did not pass the weigh-ins going over limit with a staggering 24 pounds. The rumors say Venator FC proposed to the Champion additional money for the fight, but Barnatt refused. However Barnatt will still be on the card fighting Stefan Croitoru instead, but the co-main event at Venator FC 3 will now be headlined by dirty fighter Rousimar Palhares and Emil Meek. 
<![CDATA[Michael Bisping steps in for injured Chris Weidman against champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 199]]>Thu, 19 May 2016 16:59:07 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/michael-bisping-steps-in-for-injured-chris-weidman-against-champion-luke-rockhold-at-ufc-199
Yesterday it was known that Chris Weidman (13-1) is out of the UFC 199 main event title match against Luke Rockhold (15-2) due to injury and as expected the UFC has found the worthy opposition Michael Bisping (28-7). 
Rockhold and Bisping fought once in November 2014 when the American choked out the Brit in the second round. Since then Bisping has won three fights in a row by decision including a questionable victory over Anderson Silva in February. 
<![CDATA[Conor McGregor preparing for Floyd Mayweather?]]>Wed, 18 May 2016 16:50:23 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/conor-mcgregor-preparing-for-floyd-mayweather
UFC star Conor McGregor trains with former IBO Champion Chris Van Heerden. Does "Notorious" prepare for Floyd Mayweather? 
<![CDATA[Chris Weidman is out of UFC 199, UFC is looking for replacement against Luke Rockhold]]>Wed, 18 May 2016 16:49:21 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/chris-weidman-is-out-of-ufc-199-ufc-is-looking-for-replacement-against-luke-rockhold
The rematch between former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman (13-1) and current titleholder Luke Rockhold (15-2) was scheduled to take place on June 4 at UFC 199 in L.A. However, Weidman is out due to an undisclosed injury, but Rockhold still wants to be on the fight card stating on the social media that he would fight anyone. The UFC is probably looking for a replacement as the Champion is still on the show at this moment.
<![CDATA[Bellator releases lightweight champion Will Brooks & strips Vitaly Minakov of heavyweight title]]>Mon, 16 May 2016 16:27:00 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/bellator-releases-lightweight-champion-will-brooks-strips-vitaly-minakov-of-heavyweight-title
Bellator finally resolved the issues with Heavyweight Champion Vitaly Minakov (17-0) by stripping him of the title due to inactivity and also lightweight titleholder Will Brooks (18-1) who wanted to test the free marked after his contract is over gets his wish.
​It has been two years since we saw 31-year-old Minakov in Bellator's cage when he defended the belt against Cheick Kongo. Instead of continuing to compete in the American promotion Minakov chose to fight in Russia's Fight Nights organization, where he had three fights winning all by the final bell including a submission victory over Josh Copeland in his last fight in December 2015.

29-year-old Brooks was defeated only once in Bellator when Saad Awad stopped him only 43 seconds into the fight. Now the American has an eight fight win-streak taking the belt from Michael Chandler then beating Chandler again and defending his title two times against Dave Jansen and Marcin Held.
<![CDATA[UFC 198 post-fight press conference from Brazil]]>Mon, 16 May 2016 16:22:59 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-198-post-fight-press-conference-from-brazil
Watch the UFC post-fight press conference from Curitiba, Brazil, where the fighters and the UFC officials talk to the media about the past show and more!