Tickets now on sale for “The Rise” taking place July 27th in Denver at the National Western Complex. Proceeds will benefit victims of Colorado Wildfires. Click poster below for info and tickets or visit f2wmma.com.
Via UFC Press Release – The UFC will host a special press conference on Tuesday, June 12 at 11 a.m. MT at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO, to formally announce its next Pay-Per-View event coming to the Mile High City. The press conference is free and open to the public. It will be streamed live at www.ufc.com.
UFC® 150: HENDERSON vs. EDGAR 2 will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 with the highly anticipated lightweight title rematch between champion Benson Henderson and former divisional kingpin Frankie Edgar. Denver’s Pepsi Center also served as the site of UFC 135, where Jon Jones defended the light heavyweight crown by submitting Quinton “Rampage” Jackson last September.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, June 15 for UFC® 150: HENDERSON vs. EDGAR 2. Prices will be announced
Invicta Fighting Championships’ new all-female MMA league is on a roll. Their historical first fight card on April 28th in Kansas City was met with both excitement and respect, and now the second evening of fights scheduled for July 28th, also in Kansas City, promises to deliver even more for fans.
“With our second event, we are bringing in top competitors from all over the world in order to deliver a card stacked, from top to bottom, with some of the best matchups in the entire women’s field of MMA fighters,” Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp stated.
If you missed UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir Saturday night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas, don’t fret. We have your results right here.
The main card featured five MMA bouts which were shown on PPV, as well as seven preliminary bouts which were shown on FX and Facebook. This was the first time in UFC history that the main card featured all heavyweight bouts. It was the twelfth UFC event of 2012.
The main event featured the UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos defending his title against former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir.
The co-main event of the evening was a battle between former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and newly acquired Strikeforce heavyweight Antonio Silva,
Yesterday the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) doled out two very different verdicts to two UFC fighters regarding their drug use: one – prescription marijuana used by Nick Diaz NOT in conjunction with a fight; the other – synthetic testosterone used by Chael Sonnen prior to, and with the purpose of enhancing his performance in, a coming fight.
Diaz was suspended and fined $60,000. Chael was patted on the back and given the go-ahead to boost his testosterone.
Wait a second…what?!
“Yesterday was an odd day for those that apply to the general school of fairness,” said Shaun Al-Shatti, staff writer for MMAFighting.com. I agree. Very, very odd.
Maybe I am over-simplifying the matter, but marijuana does not enhance your performance; testosterone does. Even when you couch it in terms like “Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)”,
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Saturday morning after crashing his Bentley into a pole. Here is his official statement regarding the incident, via his Facebook page:
“Man I haven’t added anyone new to my Facebook page in like three years and right now I’m so glad that I haven’t. It has literally been sickening to have so many people try to kick me while I’m down. At the same time, I totally understand, I gave them the leeway to. I screwed up, big time. Just needed to say thank you to all you guys for being amazing friends/supporters.
Always having to deal with so many critics, haters and fickle mma fans, I almost forgot how strong of a home base I had (607 and people that knew me before I was a champion fighter). Although the hell that will come with this hasn’t even started
Hear from Daniel Cormier, Gilbert Melendez, Scott Coker, Josh Thomson, Chris Spang and Rafael Feijao at the STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight Grand Prix Finals post-fight press conference.
Tonight is my final fight as a writer for Fight to Win MMA. I’m looking forward to it and I want to share the top five reasons why.
5. COSTUME CONTEST! After the Zombies contest was such a hit, I can’t wait to see what fans do tonight. $500 to the winner and the knowledge that you have won the respect of the entire fight community. Well….$500 at least.
Vermont is the latest state to approve the regulation of MMA.
UFC officials announced on May 4th the state recently passed a bill to regulate MMA through the Vermont Legislature.
Although the country’s second-least populous U.S. state, “The Green Mountain State” is now the 46th to regulate MMA.
Only three state athletic commissions (in New York, Connecticut and Montana) currently don’t regulate MMA, and one (Alaska) lacks a regulatory body to do so. Vermont joins other recent adopters, including Wyoming, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Alabama.
“Vermont’s legislation of the sport of MMA is further evidence of the continued growth and success of our sport in this country,” UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta stated. “We are pleased that
Steven Simmons isn’t who you think he is. The recently un-retired fighter is coming back to Fight to Win MMA, May 19 at Super Heroes to take on Josh Cavan, with one goal in mind. To leave the ring with his hand raised in what would arguably be the biggest victory of his career.
But don’t come into the fight with expectations of him. The theatrical Simmons is gone. The Simmons that spoke longingly of one day being killed in the ring to have a warrior’s death, is gone. All that matters for this Simmons, and maybe all that ever mattered, is living up to his own expectations.
What do Justin Bieber and MMA have in common?
The answer is complex.
Complex Magazine, to be precise.
Pop star Justin Bieber appears on the cover of Complex Magazine’s April issue, and inside, where he is featured bloody and bruised within the ring, getting KO’d and tended to by a hot ring girl.
If you’re asking, “WTF?”, you’re not the only one. Apparently there isn’t much crossover between MMA fans and Justin Bieber fans.
See the full photo gallery from the magazine (“The Ultimate Mens Buyers Guide”) and read some MMA fans’ comments at the link below:
Photo courtesy sportsnavi.yahoo.co.jp
Internet radio station MarqueeMMA Radio supports fighters and the fight community by bringing the fighters to life for the fans and helping to keep the fans of MMA well informed. This Saturday at 6 p.m. PST, Jesse ”The Doctor” Thomas and Justin Chasteen will try to play it “cool” while they interview the legendary Mrs. Lenne Hardt. Tune in at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thedoctor81.
In my role as a staff writer for Fight to Win, I am afforded the opportunity to talk with most of the fighters on a card. For Mardi Gras Brawl I was lucky enough once again to talk with most leading into their fights tonight.
I always like to talk about what I’m looking forward to going into a fight so here are the five (six) fights I’m most looking forward to tonight. This is purely opinion and nothing official from the Fight to Win company, so enjoy it for what it is and please leave comments if you disagree!
Oh, and on top of all these fights don’t