<![CDATA[All about Mixed Martial Arts - MMA News]]>Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:05:30 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[UFC 179 Embedded: Video Blog Series - Episode 3]]>Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:56:15 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/ufc-179-embedded-video-blog-series-episode-3.html
On this episode of UFC 179 Embedded video blog series, Phil Davis and Urijah Faber have fun during grappling session. Alpha Male teammates heads to the beach. Get to know what books Glover Teixeira and Jose Aldo are reading. It's also Irish Conor MacGregor first time in Rio and more!
<![CDATA[Bellator 130 weigh-in results: Emanuel Newton (204.1) vs. Linton Vassell (204.5) is official]]>Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:54:59 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/bellator-130-weigh-in-results-emanuel-newton-2041-vs-linton-vassell-2045-is-official.html
Emanuel Newton (204.1) and Linton Vassell (204.5) is successfully made weight for the light heavyweight championship fight at Bellator 130. Karl Etherington (258) is heavyer than Bobby Lashley (247.1) and Rick Hawn (156) who faces Dave Jansen (156) are identical. Check out more weigh-in results below.

Bellator 130 will be held at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. 
                                             MAIN CARD 

Emanuel Newton (204.1) vs. Linton Vassell (204.5) – for light heavyweight title
Karl Etherington (258) vs. Bobby Lashley (247.1)
Annalisa Bucci (145.2) vs. Marloes Coenen (145.9)
Rick Hawn (156) vs. Dave Jansen (156)

                                        PRELIMINARY CARD

Davi Ramos (155.7) vs. David Rickels (155.6)
Ricky Musgrave (145.5) vs. Joe Wilk (145.6)
Cody Carrillo (156) vs. Marcio Navarro (156.2)
Daniel Gallemore (264.9) vs. Gzim Selmani (264.9)
Sam Oropeza (184.2) vs. Gary Tapusoa (184.1)
Darrion Caldwell (145.8) vs. Anthony Dizy (145.9)
Aaron Derrow (159) vs. Nate Jolly (156)
Derek Bohi (260.6) vs. Alex Huddleston (253.5)
<![CDATA[Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano is set for UFC 182]]>Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:43:25 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/ronda-rousey-vs-cat-zingano-is-set-for-ufc-182.html
UFC President Dana White announced that UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey (10-0) will defend her title against long awaited contender Cat Zingano (9-0) at UFC 182.

UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier will be held on January 3at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Rousey has ended her eight first fights via armbar in the first round. The only woman who went past round one was Miesha Tate, who was submitted in the third. The UFC queen, however, has evolved since then and ended her last two fights via KO/TKO against Sara McMann, and in her last fight at UFC 175 after throwing Alexis Davis like a doll, finished her on the floor by quick punches only 16 seconds into the match, also earning the Performance of the Night trophy.

Undefeated Zingano was supposed to meet Rousey earlier, but "Alpha's" injury kept her from the title fight, and after returning to the Octagon at UFC 178 she showed her heart and skills once again. Zingano lost first round against Amanda Nunes, but came back in the second and completely destroyed Nunes in the last, scoring a TKO victory.
<![CDATA[UFC 179 Embedded: Video Blog Series - Episode 2]]>Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:38:06 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/ufc-179-embedded-video-blog-series-episode-2.html
On the episode 2 of UFC 179 Embedded video blog series, Jose Aldo is working on his boxing skills. Chad Mendez arrives in Brazil with his Alpha Male teammate Urijah Faber. The fighters comes to the weigh-in check where UFC site coordinator Burt Watson meets the competitors plus more.
<![CDATA[Cain Velasquez injured, Fabricio Werdum now meetsĀ Mark Hunt for the interim title at UFC 180]]>Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:03:20 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/cain-velasquez-injured-fabricio-werdum-now-meetsmark-hunt-for-the-interim-title-at-ufc-180.html
UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez (13-1) has injured his right meniscus and can not meet BJJ practitionar Fabricio Werdum (18-5) at UFC 180 who was the opposite coach of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America. Instead the once underated fighter in the UFC, Mark Hunt (10-8), will have his dream come true to finally fight for the UFC belt.

UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt will be held on November 15, 2014 at Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City, Mexico.

37-year-old Werdum has a four-fight win-streak after his return to the largest MMA promotion. In his last fight, the Brazilian surprised the fans with his striking technique in a fight against Travis Browne at UFC on Fox 11, beating the American on the feet all five rounds and earning the title shot.

You never fall asleep when 40-year-old Hunt is performing inside the Octagon. He has the power to knock out every fighter in the world like he did with Roy Nelson in his last fight at UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan. The only thing "Super Samoan" lack is ground-skills, but who said the fight will start on the floor?
<![CDATA[UFC 179 Embedded: Video blog Series - Episode 1]]>Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:02:44 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/ufc-179-embedded-video-blog-series-episode-1.html
Watch UFC 179 Embedded: video blog series episode 1 before the UFC 179 event where the anticipated rematch between Brazilian striker Jose Aldo (24-1) and American wrestler Chad Mendez (16-1) takes place. The video takes us to Aldos training camp in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil and also to Sacramento, California where Mendez prepares to avenge his only loss.
<![CDATA[Henry Cejudo vs. Dustin Kimura at UFC on FOX 13 on December 13]]>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:15:31 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/henry-cejudo-vs-dustin-kimura-at-ufc-on-fox-13-on-december-13.html
2008 Olympic Freestyle Wrestler Henry Cejudo (6-0) will make his second attempt to debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He now meets Hawain Dustin Kimura (11-2) in a bantamweight bout at UFC on FOX 13.

UFC on Fox: dos Santos vs. Miocic will be held on December 13 at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Kimura had a record of 9-0 before he got into the UFC where he submitted in the debut Chico Camus and did the same with Jon Delos Reyes. He also, however, lost two bouts, one against Mitch Gagnon by technical submission, and in his last Octagon appearance "The Diamond" lost to George Roop by decision.

Yet undefeated Cejudo has ended his four fights all in the opening round, and his last two by decision while he was signed with Legacy FC. He was supposed to make his UFC debut against Scott Jorgensen on August 30, 2014 at UFC 177, but had to withdraw from the bout before weigh-ins due to medical issues. 
<![CDATA[Andrei Arlovski: They wanted to cut my throat and shoot me]]>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:10:51 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/andrei-arlovski-they-wanted-to-cut-my-throat-and-shoot-me.html
UFC Heavyweight Andrei Arlovski (23-10) who successfully returned to the Ultimate Fighting Championship early this year by winning TUF: Heavyweights Finalist Brendan Schaub and avenged his Strikeforce loss against former UFC Heavyweight contender "Bigfoot" Silva (18-6) talks about his future goals, his recovery time after the last figtht, his Brazilian fans, fighting Sergey Kharitonov and Alexander Emelianenko, starring movies and much more.
- Andrei, first of all congratulations with a spectacular victory. What are your feelings now, when a successful debut in the UFC was replaced with a confident victory over former offender (the first meeting was in May 2010 when "Bigfoot" celebrated a unanimous decision victory) at his homecountry? 

- Most importantly, I now feel - this moral satisfaction. I longed for a victory after the first defeat in a fight with Silva, and went to Brazil with only one thought - the victory. Winning not only a rehabilitated me, but it seriously helped up in the rankings. Now I look forward with optimism to the next, I'm sure at least, interesting fight. 

- After defeating Silva you were on the list of fighters who can get long-term medical suspension. According to the Brazilian athletic commission you have seriously injured your wrist. 

- Add also to this my left shoulder and my back ... on October 24 I am scheduled for operation. As the doctor promised, after six weeks I will be able to return to full training. 

- In this case, when can we expect your return to the Octagon? 

- If all goes according to plan, at the end of February or beginning of March, I will fight again. Much will depend on the UFC, in particular the choice of the event and fighters remains up to the matchmaker. 

- Who do you want to fight next? 

- I do not care with who to fight. For example, I was offered the fight on November 10 in New Zealand against a local fighter Mark Hunt. Who knows, maybe his candidacy will be available until my return to the business. 

- After winning in Brazil you showed a rude gesture to Brazilian crowed. What do you mean by that? 

- The gesture was addressed to a particular fan who gestured in my address, who said that they will cut my throat or shoot me. Anyway I should not have done it, I was just about emotions. Like it happens to me first time, I never did it before. I hope in the future this will not happen again.

- Did you target Silva's head, or was it a lucky punch? 

- I connected with a short right, and then immediately went to finish him. Of course it wasn't a lucky punch. My boxing skills came in handy in this match.

- What did "Bigfoot" Silva say to you after the fight, was he angry for your finishing strikes?

- Antonio Silva left a good impression, he behaved with dignity. I told him, "It's nothing personal, we're in this business, someone wins, someone is not." He understood me, we shook hands and wished each other luck in the future. 

- The rematch with Silva is done, do you consider any rematches with the other guys? For example, Russian Sergei Kharitonov who knocked you out in the first round? (at Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix)

- Did Kharitonov sign with the UFC? If that happens, I am very happy to fight him. And this applies not only Kharitonov, but also many other fighters, whom I've lost to at different times. 

- Speaking beyond the UFC and to speculate on possible fights, in particular meetings with Alexander Emelianenko, who once avoided to
 fight with by the rules of boxing. Now would you be interested in this fight? 

- Definitely not. Before, two years ago, this meeting was really interesting. Now times have changed, and this fight is no longer relevant. 

- How long are you planning to perform at this high level? 

- I do not know. Now, thank God, everything is getting better. I don't even think about retirement.

- What brings you to Moscow, meeting with friends or a business meeting? 

- Both. Kamil Hajiyev (Fight Nights CEO) and Batu Hasikov (co-founder of Fight Nights) made ​​me an offer to star in a movie, so I'm here. Details I do not know yet, but I think in the near future I will tell you all. 

- How do you feel about the UFC President Dana White, do you think he is an honest man? 

- I think Dana White is a sincere person. Everything he does is coming from his heart. If he doesn't like something, he can express his point of view, even in a hard form. Dana White never says something in a temper, he will think several times before giving his answer to a particular question. 

- How often do you visit your homeland (Belarus), particularly in your native Bobruisk? 

- I try to come home after each fight. In a year, three or four times. 

- How is your dog Maximus, how old is he now? 

- Eight years. I miss him, as my child and wife.

                                                                                                                 source: championat.com
<![CDATA[Nam Phan signs with Bellator and fights Mike Richman at Bellator 131]]>Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:08:18 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/nam-phan-signs-with-bellator-and-fights-mike-richman-at-bellator-131.html
The mule of the team Koscheck at TUF 12 competitor Nam Phan (20-13) has been signed with Bellator and now is scheduled to fight against Season Eight Featherweight Tournament Runner-Up Mike Richman (17-5) at Bellator 131.

Bellator 131 will be held on November 15 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California headlined by Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar.

Phan after winning only 2 out of 8 fights in the UFC, was released by promotion. Since then he became a free agent, and Phan went to Japan where he fought two times winning both fights in the first round including his recent bout on October 5 against Yuki Baba by rear-naked choke.

Richman could have met UFC veteran Phan at TUF 12, but "The Marine" didn't pass the opening bout to get into the house. Upon arrival to Bellator he had a 12-1 record, losing 4 times out of 10 including his last unanimous decision defeat against Goiti Yamauchi at Bellator 120. After the loss he debuted at the bantamweight devision scoring a nice first-round KO win against Ed West at Bellator 126.

Now fate wants Phan and Richman to finally meet each other. Who do you think will win the fight?  
<![CDATA[Countdown to UFC 179: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2]]>Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:53:26 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/10/countdown-to-ufc-179-jose-aldo-vs-chad-mendes-2.html
Countdown to UFC 179 goes inside the training camps of current featherweight champion Jose Aldo (24-1) who must once again defend his belt against challenger Chad Mendes (16-1), knockout artist Glover Teixeira (22-3) who's expected to face American wrestler Phil Davis (12-2), undefeated Brazilian Diego Ferreira (11-0) prepares for a meet-up against tough Beneil Dariush (8-1).