<![CDATA[All about Mixed Martial Arts - MMA News]]>Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:42:13 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Josh Thomson showing his signature moves]]>Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:19:38 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/07/josh-thomson-showing-his-signature-moves.html
Find out about the moves UFC fighter Josh Thompson (20-6) likes to do inside the Octagon, he's showing how to do them as well as explaining the science behind each one and where he used them.
<![CDATA[UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II Preview]]>Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:17:34 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/07/ufc-177-dillashaw-vs-barao-ii-preview.html
Watch theUFC 177 preview of the rematch between former UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao (32-2) and the man who took his crown T.J. Dillashaw (10-2). Can the Brazilian who once held the longest unbeaten streak in MMA history take his crown back, or will the TUF 14 finalist do it again and remain at his throne? The question will be answered August 30 at UFC 177.
<![CDATA[Bellator signs Melvin Manhoef & Paul Daley]]>Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:21:24 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/07/bellator-signs-melvin-manhoef-paul-daley.html
Former Strikeforce President Scott Coker after being choosed as the new Bellator MMA CEO said in his interview that he will look at the roster, then unexpected happened just after a couple of weeks, "look at the roster" was about to fire 21 fighter. Soon after Coker wrote an official letter to the fans about making every event feel BIG and special. Then WWE star Bobby Lashly (10-2) has been added not long time ago. Now promotion signs two well known strikers UFC veteran Paul Daley (34-13-2) and K-1 kickboxer Melvin Manhoef (28-11-1) making Bellators roster stronger and more interesting. The news is released on official Bellator's website.
Surinamese-Dutch Manhoef has an agressive striking style, with a height of 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) and a weight of 77 kg (170 lb; 12 st 2 lb) he has beat fighters as Ruslan Karaev, Stefan Leko and Paul Slowinski to name a few. He has 27 wins by knockout in kickboxing and 26 in MMA. "No Mercy" is ranked as the #8 middleweight in the world by the kickboxing promotion GLORY. He has notable wins over Ian Freeman, Kazushi Sakuraba, Mark Hunt and Denis Kang all by TKO/KO. In his last fight, a rematch against Evangelista Santos at Gringo Super Fight 10 in April, Manhoef once again knocked out the Brazilian.

Brit Daley has 13 wins by knockout in kickboxing and 25 in MMA. He is a former Cage Rage World Welterweight Champion. "Semtex" has 2 knockout victories in the UFC and one loss by decision against Josh Koscheck eventhough the Brit wanted to punch the American even after the bell. He has also a memorable fight against Nick Diaz, but where Daley lost by TKO in the last seconds of the opening round and ruined his chance to become the Strikeforce welterweight champion. He has fought once in Bellator ending Rudy Bears by TKO in under three minuts on July 2012. In his last MMA fight he knocked out, in the second round, Romario Manoel da Silva at BAMMA 14: Daley vs. da Silva on December last year in England.
<![CDATA[UFC Fight Night 45 in slow motion]]>Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:25:41 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/07/ufc-fight-night-45-in-slow-motion.html
You might want to check out this highlight-video of UFC Fight Night 45, where all the best moments are shown in slow motion. 
UFC Fight Night 45 took place at Revel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey where in the main event striker Donald Cerrone met grappler Jim Miller.
<![CDATA[UFC on Fox 12 Road to the Octagon]]>Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:38:50 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/07/ufc-on-fox-12-road-to-the-octagon.html
Watch UFC on Fox 12 Road to the Octagon where six fighters prepares for the show, find out what they do to relax between training sessions, get a look into their everyday life, meet their familys, hear what they're fighting for and more. 
In the main event of UFC on Fox 12 #5 Matt Brown and #1 Robbie Lawler will fight for the place as UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks' next contender. In the co-headliner heavy hitter Anthony Johnson takes on PRIDE FC veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, and also on the main card the only man in the Ultimate Fighting Championship to defeat current UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, Clay Guida, faces TUF 14 finalist Dennis Bermudez.

UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown this Saturday at SAP Center in San Jose, California.
<![CDATA[Anderson Silva & RusFighters team after training]]>Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:33:28 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/07/anderson-silva-rusfighters-team-after-training.html
Check out this photo of RusFighters team after training with former UFC Middelweight Champion Anderson Silva. Next Friday Bellator Season 7 Welterweight Tournament Winner Andrey Koreshkov (16-1) (in the right corner) will fight, at Season 10 Welterweight Tournament Final of Bellator's 122th event, the undefeated Adam McDonough (11-0). As always Bellator Middelweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko (left to Koreshkov) helps to prepare his students for the match, accompanied by their manager Alexey Zhernakov (left corner). 
<![CDATA[UFN 46 results: McGregor beats Brandao in round one, Nelson chokes out Cummings]]>Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:39:57 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/07/ufn-46-results-mcgregor-beats-brandao-in-round-one-nelson-chokes-out-cummings.html
In the headliner of UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin, Conor McGregor did as he promised and beat Diego Brandao in round one. The Irishman used his reach against the Brazilian landing some turn and spinning kicks and a straight left hand while presseing his rival, Brandao charged a couple of times but was stopped by McGregor's counter strikes. The Brazilian also tried to submit the Irish while on the ground after an almost successfull takedown which was reversed by the local. At the end McGregor landed a body punch and then a straight left hand which sent Brandao to the canvas, he then followed with finishing strikes.
In the co-main undefeated Icelandic fighter Gunner Nelson choked out Zac Cummings in the last seconds of round 2. In the opening round Nelson looked faster and calm like in his previos fights, he used his karate style and constantly threw straight punches while Cummings used combinations and when he closed the distance went for the clinch and pressed his oponent against the cage. Nelson looked calm and in control, he created the distance. Second round looked the same, but after another takedown attempt Nelson grabbed the neck ofthe American in dragged him to the floor, rolled, landed some punches from behind and executed the rear-naked choke.

Also on the main card Ian McCall, from the start of the fight against Brad Pickett, circled around the Octagon, while the Englishman took the center and tried to make a boxing match. The  American, however, kicked his opponent, took him down, clinching and became the winner by unanimous decision.

Full UFN 46 results:

Conor McGregor def. Diego Brandao via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:05
Gunnar Nelson def. Zak Cummings via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:48
Ian McCall def. Brad Pickett via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Norman Parke def. Naoyuki Kotani via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:41
Ilir Latifi def. Chris Dempsey via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:07
Neil Seery def. Phil Harris via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Cathal Pendred def. Mike King via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:33
Trevor Smith def. Tor Troeng via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nikita Krylov def. Cody Donovan via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:57
Patrick Holohan def. Josh Sampo via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:06
<![CDATA[UFN 46 post-fight press conference live]]>Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:28:03 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/07/ufn-46-post-fight-press-conference-live.html
Watch UFC Fight Night 46 post-fight press conference live. During the event we will get to know who get's the fight bonuses, what's next for the fighters and different questions will be answered by both fighters and UFC officials.
<![CDATA[UFN 46 weigh-in results: Conor McGregor hit 146 & Diego Brandao made 145.5]]>Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:06:45 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/07/ufn-46-weigh-in-results-conor-mcgregor-hit-146-diego-brandao-made-1455.html
Headliners of UFN 46 Conor McGregor (146) and Diego Brandao (145.5) successfully made weight at today's weigh-in event while also putting on another pre-fight show before clashing at UFC's second event in Dublin. When the Irish fighter came out the audience, as expected, went wild, there was so much energy at the event. When the former Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion hit the right spot and advanced against TUF 14 Winner for the staredown UFC President didn't give them the change to close the distance. After the long distanced staredown Brandao told the audience he will destroy McGregor tomorrow, while the Irish said he will 'take his head clean off'.
Check out the weigh-in video above and UFC Fight Night 46 full weigh-in results below.
Conor McGregor (146) vs. Diego Brandao (145.5)
Zak Cummings (171) vs. Gunnar Nelson (170.5)
Ian McCall (126) vs. Brad Pickett (126)
Naoyuki Kotani (155.5) vs. Norman Parke (155.5)
Chris Dempsey (204) vs. Ilir Latifi (205)
Phil Harris (126) vs. Neil Seery (125.5)
Mike King (185) vs. Cathal Pendred (186)
Trevor Smith (185.5) vs. Tor Troeng (185)
Cody Donovan (205) vs. Nikita Krylov (205)
Patrick Holohan (125.5) vs. Josh Sampo (126)
<![CDATA[M-1 Challenge 50: Ivan Buchinger training footage]]>Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:04:35 GMThttp://combatbear.com/6/post/2014/07/m-1-challenge-50-ivan-buchinger-training-footage.html
Check out some training footage of Slovakian Ivan Buchinger (26-4) who faces Russian Mikhail Malyutin (27-11) at M-1 Challenge 50.

M-1 Challenge 50 takes place in Saint Petersburg, Russia on August, 15.