<![CDATA[All about Mixed Martial Arts - MMA News]]>Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:34:29 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Seven-time UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo dead after hit-and-run collision]]>Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:41:12 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/seven-time-ufc-fighter-ryan-jimmo-dead-after-hit-and-run-collision
Seven-time UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo (19-5) became a victim of a hit-and-run collision with fatal outcome. The Canadian died at the hospital at the age of 34.
At the parking lot of H2O Lounge in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Jimmo walked up to the two occupants of a dark-colored pickup truck and when he began to walk away the suspects’ vehicle accelerated and struck Jimmo before leaving the scene.

"The Big Deal" debuted in MMA in 2007. In 2012 he entered the Octagon destroying Anthony Perosh just in 7 seconds. In his last two fights Jimmo suffered a defeat and was released from the UFC.
<![CDATA[Bas Rutten & Josh Barnett acting McGregor vs Mayweather, Cyborg vs Rousey & more]]>Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:39:09 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/bas-rutten-josh-barnett-acting-mcgregor-vs-mayweather-cyborg-vs-rousey-more
Inside MMA's host Bas Rutten and UFC fighter Josh Barnett are taking requests from fans to act out Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt, Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather, Demetrious Johnson vs Stefan Struve and even Ronda Rousey vs “Cyborg” Justino.
<![CDATA[Bellator 157 results: "Rampage" defeated Ishii via SD, new Champion Chandler KO'd Freire]]>Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:26:24 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/bellator-157-results-rampage-defeated-ishii-via-sd-new-champion-chandler-kod-freire
Quinton Jackson was back to #2 MMA promotion at Bellator 157 show where the UFC veteran met Olympic judoka Satoshi Ishii. The Japanese played well his game taking down his opponent, clinching and avoiding exchanges on the feet. The American was losing two rounds in our opinion, but managed to take the third round where he landed some good shots. At the end the judges gave "Rampage" split decision victory (29-28, 28-29, 30-27).

One of the most known Bellator fighters Michael Chandler fought Patricky Freire in the co-main event for the vacant lightweight title. The American looked good with the strikes early and after another attack connected with the perfect right punch knocking out the Brazilian at 2:14 into the match.

Full Bellator 157 results and video:
Quinton Jackson def. Satoshi Ishii via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Michael Chandler def. Patricky Freire via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 2:14 – to win vacant lightweight title
Kevin Ross def. Justin Houghton via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) (kickboxing)
Ilima MacFarlane def. Rebecca Ruth via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:00
Gloria Peritore def. Denise Kielholtz via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) (kickboxing)
Matt Mitrione def. Carl Seumanutafa via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 3:22
Cheljean Erwin-Davis def. Kevin Engel via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:19
Brad Jones def. Tyler Claussen via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:26
Joaquin Buckley def. Chris Heatherly via knockout (strikes) – Round 2, 4:14
Darryl Cobb def. Elmir Kulosman via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 2:28 (kickboxing)
Tara Walker def. Mimi Kutzin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) (amateur kickboxing)
Guilherme Vasconcelos def. Jordan Dowdy via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:59
Justin Lawrence def. Isao Kobayashi via knockout (punches) – Round 2, 2:11
Matt Murphy def. Justin Robbins via TKO (injury) – Round 2, 2:16
Rashard Lovelace def. Garrett Mueller via TKO (injury) – Round 2, 5:00

Steven Mann def. Mike Estus via TKO (knees) – Round 1, 0:25
<![CDATA[Bellator 157 weigh-in results: 'Rampage' (224.9) vs Ishii (222.8) is official]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:05:58 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/bellator-157-weigh-in-results-rampage-2249-vs-ishii-2228-is-official
Bellator 157 in St. Louis will be headlined by a 225-pound catchweight match between Olympic judoka Satoshi Ishii and former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson. During the weigh-in event "Rampage" showed 224.9 pounds, and Ishii was 222.8. Check out the weigh-in event video above.
<![CDATA[Undefeated Heavyweight Dmitry Sosnovskiy signed with the UFC]]>Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:58:32 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/undefeated-heavyweight-dmitry-sosnovskiy-signed-with-the-ufc
UFC signs undefeated heavyweight Dmitry Sosnovskiy (9-0). The debut date and opponent of the 26-year-old fighter is yet to be announced. 
Sosnovskiy trains in Moscow with fellow UFC fighter Oleksiy Oliynyk. “Wicked Machine” become famous for his quick win over Aleksander Emelianenko in 2014. Following this victory Sosnovskiy was signed to Bellator but his opponent Manny Lara, pulled out of the bout and the Ukranian-Russian was free from the #2 promotion. Since then Sosnovskiy has earned another two quick victories over Ivo Cuk and Oleg Gapchenko finishing both by TKO.
<![CDATA[Dana White: "Fight Pass did very well with that fight, so people do still want to watch Fedor"]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:48:50 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/dana-white-fight-pass-did-very-well-with-that-fight-so-people-do-still-want-to-watch-fedor
Last week legendary Fedor Emelianenko got beaten up in his second fight since returning to MMA by Fabio Maldonado, but the Russian managed to win in a controversial way. The match was discussed a lot on the internet and UFC President Dana White also gave his thoughts during the debut podcast episode of “UFC Unfiltered with Jim Norton and Matt Serra,"
“They were going to let him die before they stopped that fight, you know that?” White said. “But a testament to how tough and durable and mentally strong Fedor is, man. He was out. He was out. Literally, when he got back up … when a guy is on crazy legs the way that he was on crazy legs, and it’s not like he was on crazy legs and able to avoid punches after that. He continued to get hit with bombs by Maldonado and he made it through it."
“But I’ll tell you this: Those refs were willing to let him die before they stopped that fight, No. 1. And No. 2, Fedor’s got a chin and he’s a tough guy.”

And the following words gives us a lot of confidence that Fedor's UFC debut is still very possible!

“We’ve been negotiating for many, many, many years,” White said. “I’ll tell you this: Fight Pass did very well with that fight, so people do still want to watch Fedor.”

<![CDATA[Watch UFC 200 Extended Preview]]>Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:44:46 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/watch-ufc-200-extended-preview
July's UFC 200 will feature a total of three title fights and a big comeback of former Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. Watch the extended preview in the video above.
<![CDATA[Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone unhappy with pay]]>Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:20:02 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/donald-cowboy-cerrone-unhappy-with-pay
UFC high profile Donald Cerrone (30-7) picked up another win and his 17th fight bonus after stopping Patrick Cote at the recent UFC Fight Night 89 in Canada. Despite all the extra money for his hard work in the Octagon the American is unhappy with the pay.
“(The bonuses) all sound nice – according to my pay I don’t mean (expletive) to the UFC,” Cerrone said during UFC Fight Night 89’s post-fight news conference. “But we’ll see. (I’m) going to talk to Dana after this and figure that out.”
<![CDATA[UFC Fight Night 89 results: Stephen Thompson controls Rory MacDonald on the feet to win via UD]]>Sun, 19 Jun 2016 11:32:58 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/ufc-fight-night-89-results-stephen-thompson-controls-rory-macdonald-on-the-feet-to-win-via-ud
UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa, Canada, featured top welterweights Stephen Thompson and Rory MacDonald in the headliner. The fight wasn't the best on the card, but of course there were reasons for that. MacDonald tried a few rolling leglocks early, but couldn't finish it. Thompson controlled the distance methodically picking apart his opponent with strikes and connecting with nice kicks. The Canadian had problems to grapple the American who was determined to play his own game. At the end MacDonald turned up his tempo but again wasn't very successful to deliver any damage and Thompson won by unanimous decision.

In the co-headliner Donald Cerrone met with Patrick Cote. Cerrone took the fight to the mat early, dominating Cote in grappling and was close to get a submission. In the second round "Cowboy" outstriked his opponent, punishing his legs and scoring a knockdown. In the last round Cerrone again sent Cote to knockdown. The Canadian survived but he went again to knockdown and this time the American won by TKO.

Full UFC Fight Night 89 results:
Stephen Thompson def. Rory MacDonald via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 48-47)
Donald Cerrone def. Patrick Cote via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:35
Steve Bosse def. Sean O’Connell via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Thibault Gouti via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 2:28
Joanne Calderwood def. Valerie Letourneau via TKO (body kick and punches) – Round 3, 2:51
Jason Saggo def. Leandro Silva via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Misha Cirkunov def. Ion Cutelaba via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 3, 1:22
Krzysztof Jotko def. Tamdan McCrory via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 0:59
Joe Soto def. Chris Beal via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 3:39
Elias Theodorou def. Sam Alvey via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Randa Markos def. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Colby Covington def. Jonathan Meunier via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 0:54
Ali Bagautinov def. Geane Herrera via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
<![CDATA[Emelianenko's coach Alexander Michkov: "This was the worst fight in Fedor's career"]]>Sun, 19 Jun 2016 11:26:04 GMThttp://combatbear.com/mma-news/emelianenkos-coach-alexander-michkov-this-was-the-worst-fight-in-fedors-career
Ahead of the second fight of former PRIDE Champion Fedor Emelianenko since his return there was much discussion on the internet questioning his opposition UFC veteran Fabio Maldonado. While the Brazilian surprised everyone at the main event bout of Fight Nights Global 50 in Russia when Maldonado almost knocked out "The Last Emperor" in the opening round, the judges (at least two of them) also surprised us with the controversial decision scoring a majority decision for Emelianenko. The fight was one of the toughest in Fedors career and one of the worst according to his striking coach Alexander Michkov.
"He (Fedor) missed a heavy blow, and the rest of the first round was in big trouble," Michkov said. "Then he managed to recover and was able to fight back. Maldonado is a good fighter and the fight turned out to be incredibly difficult. This is one of the worst fights in Fedor's career. "