Last night the fighters for tonight’s Bellator 100 stepped onto the scales with all 24 fighters making weight. The historic 100th event for Bellator takes places tonight from the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Arizona and features an all welterweight main card on Spike TV.
A card so powerful even the loss of a main event and co-main couldn’t make it suck, UFC on Fox 9 comes at us with a full ensemble of amazing bouts.
Going head to head with the ladies over at Invicta, WSOF 7 pulled off a decent card as they further solidified their brand and took to international shows for the first time. The card had some late changes but there was still plenty of talent o keep the card afloat.
Illness knocked one of the three title bouts off the Invicta FC 7 card at the last moment, but we still had plenty of reason to huddle around the ole laptop and watch some WMMA tonight. There was magic and mayhem in nearly every fight, with several ladies that impressed the hell out of me.
Another solid showing by the young and talented LFC crew, as their top dogs went to war and came back largely victorious at last night’s LFC 26. There was plenty of action and a few potential UFC fighters down the road, so let’s check out what went down in Texas.
Last night’s UFC Fight Night 33 was a night of brutal knockouts and stellar bouts across the board in Australia, with stand-out performances from key players. With several title hopes living or dying by their success, let’s look at how the night played out and who stood out at UFC Fight Night 33.
Pound for pound the best fight promotion on the planet, Invicta FC returns for its seventh show stacked to the rafters with talent. There are three straps on the line this time around, as Barb Honchak looks to defend the 125lb belt against ultra-talented Leslie Smith, while Carla Esparza battles Claudia Gadelha at 115lbs, and Lauren Murphy and Miriam Nakamoto fight for the inaugural Bantamweight belt.
This year has seen plenty of changes to the top of our fighter rankings and several fighters that began the year “knocking on the door” now find themselves ranked. Fighters outside the UFC made a case this year and you’ll see several Bellator MMA fighters in the rankings below.
In revving up their quest for world domination, 2014 will likely be a defining year for the UFC. During their growth over the past 20 years, the promotion has become synonymous not just with mixed martial arts but with the best mixed martial arts has to offer.
The Nemesis Top Ten is a list of lesser known or much less regarded fighters that would pose a back matchup to a current top ten fighter and potentially pull of the upset.
If it wasn’t for the women of The Ultimate Fighter 18 this season could have been considered the worst season ever for the reality MMA show.
Back for it’s third year is the UFC: Ultimate Fight Collection 2013, a massive DVD collection from the UFC and Anchor Bay filled with a years worth of fights. Spanning between July of 2012 thru June of 2013, there is over 50 hours of UFC action encompassing 200 fights across 20 DVD disc.
Tough guys is a coffee table type book of photos but that’s not what the book is about. The book is about the words that accompany those pretty pictures that offers a tiny glimpse into these men and women often labeled as one of the “Tough Guys”.
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The promotions third to last event of 2013 will be headlined by a five round (not that it will last that long) main event between heavyweights Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva. While the New Zealander (Hunt) is the main attraction, the rest of the UFC Fight Night 33 card is filled with local talent, both new & familiar faces.
WSOF is going international with shows planned in New Zealand, Japan and in any city that’ll have them, but they start this worldwide expansion in the great white North of Canada with this Saturday’s WSOF 7. Injury and visa issues leave us with a depleted card, but for my money the issues have just cut through the chaff on the card, leaving us with hungry fighters looking to shine on the world stage.
A card for hardcore LFC fans as some of the best the promotion has to offer will be in display during Friday night’s LFC 26. It’s a fight card that’s set to go fast, with murderous finishers across the board headlined by the former WEC and UFC fighter Leonard Garcia fighting for the featherweight title.
The UFC will travel abroad once again this weekend for the UFC Fight Night 33. Instead of Brazil, this time they are touching down in Brisbane, Australia, with a slew of Aussie fighters chomping at the bit to fight on the big show. Our main event features Aussie legend Mark Hunt, as he looks to keep afloat at the top of the division, facing Brazilian monster Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.
The winner of The Ultimate Fighter is not always the fighter from that season to have the most success inside the Octagon; Jessamyn Duke could end up falling into that category.