Vitaly Bigdash becomes the new ONE Championship Middleweight Titleholder after defeating Igor Svirid at ONE Championship: Tigers of Asia in Malayasia. The fight can easily be named the best to happen under the #1 Asian promotion. Bigdash was knocked down several times by power puncher Svirid, but the Russian managed to use his ground skills to avoid the ground and pound from the Kazakhstani fighter. However, the challenger managed to land some heavy strikes such as a knee to the head at the final minute, some good strikes on the mat and could have also ended the match with a couple of submissions the last of which he almost did it but the bell rang. Coming out in the second round, a tired Kazakh fighter tried to set up strikes with a jab, while the Russian looked fresh and landed another devastating knee followed by a hammer fist and stopped his rival at 0:36.
Another good fight worth to watch was between lightweighters Peter Davis and Adrian Pang. Davis started the fight circling around the cage. Meanwhile Pang who didn't move a lot, looked to land a big punch. Pang absorbed a couple of low-kicks and connected with a punch, stunning the local fighter, he then quickly followed with more strikes dropping Davis and won by TKO.
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The UFC on Fox 17 fight card fills up with two new bouts. In the featherweight division Brazilian grappler Charles Oliveira (20-5) takes on TUF 15 participant Myles Jury (15-1) and in the women's strawweight division TUF 20 semi-finalist Randa Markos (5-2) meets undefeated Pole Karolina Kowalkiewicz (7-0).
UFC on Fox 17 will be headlined by a rematch between UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos and top contender Donald Cerrone and will be held on December 19 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
It looks likes this tournament format is getting more popular this year among the MMA promotions as World Series of Fighting also announced its first ever one-night lightweight tournament. The winner will get a title shot against 155-pound champion Justin Gaethje.
The participants will be – Luis “Baboon” Palomino, Brian Foster,Mike Ricci, Islam Mamedov, Brian “The Bandit” Cobb, Jorge “Macaco” Patino, Joao “The Brazilian Samurai” Zeferino and Rich Patishnock.
Today, the MMA community awaited a press-conference where former PRIDE FC boss Nobouki Sakakibara would reveal more information about the new Japanese promotion, who returning Fedor Emelianenko will meet at the event along with other facts. However, we still don't know who the Russian legend will fight on New Year's Eve and we are disappointed.
Below you can read the overall results of the press-conference.
Watch UFC Queen Ronda Rousey's appearance at the late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. "Rowdy" talks about her upcoming title defense at UFC 193 against former pro-boxer Holly Holm, her game face and more!
You can hate Conor McGregor for his trash talk and such from time to time, but it seems he was right about the "snake in the grass" as UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw is now leaving his long time home Team Alpha Male, making a match with Urijah Faber very possible.
According to MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, Fedor Emelianenko who makes his return to fighting in a new Japanese organization on New Years Eve is likely to meet K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 in Seoul tournament champion Singh Jaideep who has had only one MMA fight. The official information, however, will be released tomorrow by former PRIDE President Nobuyuki Sakakibara who is the head of the mysterious promotion.
This past Saturday in Carson, California, former WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse was knocked out in the 10th round by Ukranian Viktor Postol. In the preparation for this match the Argentinian boxer revealed his interest to try mixed martial arts and after reading his interview below we have become very positive to see him in the fastest growing sport.
Sometimes you just have to go, and sometimes not at the right time. That was exactly what happened in West Virginia at the "Ruckus in the Cage" event last weekend when Daniel Cooper was beating and then applied a choke on poor Travis Wolford. That's when the shit started to come out all over the cage. Later it was revealed according to the promoters that Wolford had gone to Chili Night to eat some hot chili right before the fight.
UFC newcomer Sage Northcutt destroyed fellow lightweighter Francisco Trevino in under one minute at the recent UFC 192 event in Houston. After referee Herb Dean signaled the fair stoppage, Trevino upon getting up on his feet protested and pushed the referee and therefore he now awaits possible disciplinary actions.