Weekly Mixed Martial Arts & Kickboxing News – 03/16/2012
Last Updated on Friday, 16 March 2012 09:44
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Friday, 16 March 2012 09:44
Weekly Mixed Martial Arts & Kickboxing News – 03/16/2012
By PDG Staff
Cage Warriors FC: Fight Night 4 – Results
Cage Warriors FC: Fight Night 4
March 16, 2012
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Cage Warriors Heavyweight Title Bout:
Mike Hayes def. Andreas Kraniotakes via Submission (Kimura) at 4:21, RD. 3
Assan Njie def. Stevie Ray via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:29, RD. 2
Lucio Linhares def. Kyle Baker via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sheila Gaff def. Jennifer Maia via KO (Strikes) at 0:10, RD. 1
Phil Harris def. Casey Dyer via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mansour Barnaoui def. Brad Wheeler via Submission (RNC) at 4:26, RD. 3
Bradley Scott def. Mok Rahman via TKO (Strikes) at 2:45, RD. 3
Cyril Asker def. Adam Brearley via TKO (Strikes) at 4:30, RD. 1
UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Overeem – Final Card Announced
UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Overeem
May 26th, 2012
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem (UFC Heavyweight Championship)
Frank Mir vs. Cain Velasquez
Antonio Silva vs. Roy Nelson
Shane Del Rosario vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
Stefan Struve vs. Mark Hunt
Mike Brown vs. Daniel Pineda
Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham
Dan Hardy vs. Duane “Bang” Ludwig
Glover Teixeira vs. Kyle Kingsbury
C.B. Dollaway vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller
Paul Sass vs. Jacob Volkmann
Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins
Daniel Ghita vs. Paul Slowinski, K-1 & It’s Showtime May 27th in Madrid, Spain
I must stress that this event has yet to be confirmed by anyone accept Daniel Ghita. Ghita fought last Saturday on the Cro Cop vs. Ray Sefo card in Croatia and stated in his post-fight presser that he would be fighting in Madrid in May. Gabriel Cazan, Ghita’s representative in Romania confirmed the news and Slowinski as Ghita’s opponent to the Romanian combat sports website luptatorii.ro.
Invicta FC – Marloes Coenen vs. Romy Ruyssen – Card Updated
Undefeated rising star Cat “Alpha” Zingano (6-0) of Denver, Colo. will square off with fellow hard-hitting prospect and professional boxer Anita “El Tigre” Rodriguez (5-2) of Dallas, Texas in a featured bantamweight (135 pounds) bout at the first-ever Invicta Fighting Championships all-women’s Mixed Martial Arts event at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. on Saturday, April 28.
In addition, Invicta has named as its first ring girl former Ultimate Fighting Championship ring girl and model Natasha Wicks. Wicks, the winner of the 2009 “Maxim UFC Octagon Girl Search,” will work the April 28 event.
The stacked, 12-bout Invicta card will be headlined by a long-awaited featherweight rematch between superstar Marloes Coenen (19-5) of The Netherlands and Romy Ruyssen (5-1) of France.
Invicta FC 1
April 28th, 2012
Kansas City, Kansas
Marloes Coenen (19-5) vs. Romy Ruyssen (5-1)
Jessica Penne (8-1) vs. Lisa Ellis-Ward (14-7)
Liz Carmouche (5-2) vs. Ashleigh Curry (1-0)
Sarah D’ Alelio (4-2) vs. Shana Nelson (5-2)
Kaitlin Young (6-5) vs. Leslie Smith (3-2)
Cat Zingano (6-0) vs. Anita Rodriguez (5-2)
Sally Krumdiack (9-4) vs. Sarah Schneider (5-5)
Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc (7-5) vs. Amy Davis (2-2)
Michele Gutierrez (3-2) vs. Sarah Maloy (2-2)
Randi Miller (0-0) vs. Mollie Ahlers-Estes (1-0)
Ashley Cummins (2-0) vs. Sofia Bagherdai (4-1)
Jessica Philippus (0-0) vs. Meghan Wright (1-3)
Anthony Johnson Signs with Titan Fighting Championship
Titan Fighting Championship has revealed that Titan Fighting 22 will take place Friday, May 25th at Memorial Hall in Kansas City and in an exclusive interview with Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour,” Anthony “Rumble” Johnson announced that he would headline the card.
“I’m back, and I’m fighting May 25 with Titan Fighting Championship, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to headline this event for all the fans in Kansas City and watching that night live on HDNet,” said Johnson. “I am so pumped to be fighting again, and I’m ready to take on whatever 185 pounder they put in front of me.”
“It’s incredible to have Rumble Johnson headlining Titan Fighting 22, and in typical Titan style, the entire card will be filled with exciting matches featuring the best up and coming fighters in the world,” said Joe Kelly, President, Titan Fighting Championship.
Johnson (10-4-0), former UFC middleweight, is ranked among the top fighters in the world, having competed in the Octagon at both 185 and 170 pounds. He has fought the who’s who in the sport including Vitor Belfort, Josh Koscheck, and Dan Hardy. He holds seven wins by KO or TKO, and all but one of his six UFC wins have come by KO/TKO. His fight on “Titan Fighting 21″ on May 25 will mark his debut with the Titan Fighting Championship organization.
“I received offers from all over the world, and after a lot of consideration, my manager Glenn Robinson and I settled on Titan because it’s a good promotion, but more importantly it’s run by really good people,” said Johnson.
Titan will announce Johnson’s opponent in the next week, and will also announce more information on the undercard in coming weeks.
UFC on Fuel TV 3 – Final Card Announced
It’s a battle of exciting featherweight contenders on Tuesday, May 15th when Chan Sung Jung and Dustin Poirier face off the in Octagon – UFC on Fuel TV Tuesday, May 15 live at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia!
UFC on Fuel TV 3
May 15, 2012
Dustin Poirier vs. Chan Sung Jung
Donald Cerrone vs. Jeremy Stephens
Tom Lawlor vs. Jason MacDonald
Amir Sadollah vs. Jorge Lopez
Fabio Maldonado vs. Igor Pokrajac
Aaron Riley vs. Cody McKenzie
Dongi Yang vs. Brad Tavares
Yves Jabouin vs. Mike Easton
TJ Grant vs. Carlo Prater
Jeff Curran vs. Johnny Eduardo
Azamat Gashimov vs. Alex Soto
Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Kamal Shalorus
Dan Henderson, Thiago Silva and Chandella Powell All Confirmed for The MMA Show Live
It has been confirmed that UFC stars Dan Henderson, Thiago Silva and Chandella Powell have all joined the line-up for The MMA Show Live in Birmingham. They join a star studded line-up that includes Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, Sean Sherk, Jake Shields and many other marquee fighters and MMA celebrities.
The MMA Show Live gives fight fans access to more top level UFC and MMA talent than any MMA show of its kind ever to be held in Europe. The event will take place May 12 -13 at The NEC in Birmingham, England.
Liam Fisher, the organizer of The MMA Show Live stated, “There are more top level UFC and MMA talent signed up for this show than any other expo of its kind in Europe. Nowhere else do MMA fans have the chance to meet so many fighters, train with them, get autographs from them, take photographs of them, ask them questions and buy tons of great merchandise from some of the biggest brands in MMA, all for the price of a ticket with no hidden charges. This is an event that MMA fans will not want to miss!”
UFC’s Sean Loeffler Assisted by Diamond Dallas Page
Crossfire Media Group is proud to announce an agreement between pro wrestling legend “Diamond” Dallas Page and UFC fighter Sean “The Destroyer” Loeffler, both CMG clients. Through this accord, Loeffler will begin using Page’s respected DDPYOGA program while rehabbing his injured ankle. DDP is a three-time former world champion who competed in the WWE, WCW, and TNA, and is one of the most popular wrestling stars of the last fifteen years, while Loeffler is an up-and-coming star in the UFC’s middleweight division.
“I’ve heard great things about DDPYOGA, and from the research I’ve done, I believe wholeheartedly that it’s going to help me rehab my ankle while building up my cardio,” stated Loeffler. “I can’t wait to get started.”
“Sean is exactly the kind of fighter I want representing the DDPYOGA brand in the MMA world,” said Page. “He is exciting, charismatic, and has a very bright future. We’re going to help get ‘The Destroyer’ back in the cage and annihilating his opponents!”
One unfortunate constant within mixed martial arts is the propensity for injuries. “The Destroyer” was scheduled to make his UFC debut at “UFC on Fuel 1: Ellenberger vs. Sanchez” on February 15th against Buddy Roberts. Unfortunately, Loeffler suffered an ankle injury while warming up and had to be pulled from the fight. Recently, he underwent successful ankle surgery, and hopes to be back in the cage in five to six months.
With a record of 25-5 with 24 finishes, Loeffler has cultivated a reputation as one of the most excited fighters in the 185-pound division. He has won twelve of his last thirteen fights, finishing every one of his victims. Now on the mend, “The Destroyer” is also garnering a lot of attention for his entertaining interviews, complete with hilarious stories of his amazing life.
DDPYOGA is the only workout that gets you strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular conditioning, and all with zero impact. Those that employ the program can expect awesome cardio, dramatically increased flexibility, and core strength conditioning…all elements counted extremely important to fighters. Currently being used by professional football players, pro and amateur wrestlers, MMA fighters, and even those outside of pro sports, DDPYOGA has changed lives.
Through his usage of DDPYOGA, Loeffler will be able to keep his cardio up to par while allowing his ankle to heal properly. This will ensure that “The Destroyer” will be able to hit the ground running in preparation of his return to the UFC.
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