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- Bellator 96 Weigh-in Results: ‘King Mo,’ Petruzelli, ‘Babalu,’ Noe Cleared for LHW Tourney June 19, 2013Three of the four participants in Bellator’s 2013 Summer Series light heavyweight tournament hit their contracted marks at Tuesday’s Bellator 96 weigh-ins, but Jacob Noe came in slightly heavy at 206.2 pounds.
- UFC Anticipates Fox Sports 1 Debut to Move Forward as Planned in Boston June 19, 2013Ultimate Fighting Championship officials announced Tuesday evening that the organization’s debut on Fox Sports 1 is expected to move forward despite a legal hang-up in Massachusetts.
- Bellator 96 Update: Vinicius ‘Spartan’ Injured, Ryan Martinez to Face Rich Hale June 18, 2013Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz has been forced to withdraw from Bellator’s 2013 Summer Series heavyweight tournament.
- Report: UFC’s Fox Sports 1 Debut in Boston Hits Snag with Massachusetts Law June 18, 2013The UFC’s return to Boston could be in jeopardy, according to a Tuesday report from the Boston Herald.
- War MMA Aims to Become the Sport as Nick Diaz Envisions It June 18, 2013Nick Diaz has his own view of what MMA should be, and with that in mind he’ll be launching a new promotion, War MMA, on Saturday in his hometown of Stockton, Calif.
- ATT’s Ricardo Liborio Likes Thiago Alves’ Matchup Against Matt Brown June 17, 2013Although he’s been on the shelf for more than a year, Thiago Alves won’t have an easy matchup when he returns to the UFC on Aug. 17.
- WSOF 3 Salaries: Headliners Josh Burkman ($32K), Jon Fitch ($30K) Top Payroll June 17, 2013Underdog Josh Burkman earned $32,000 for his shocking, 41-second technical submission of Jon Fitch.
- Myles Jury, Mike Ricci Booked for Lightweight Tilt at UFC 165 in Toronto June 17, 2013Two veterans of “The Ultimate Fighter” will meet in Toronto this September.
- UFC 161 Winner Stipe Miocic: I Belong in the Heavyweight Top 10 June 16, 2013Heavyweight prospect Stipe Miocic earned the biggest victory of his career on Saturday night, when the 30-year-old battered Roy Nelson in the co-main event of UFC 161.
- Rashad Evans Open to Glover Teixeira Bout Following UFC 161 Win Over Dan Henderson June 16, 2013Rashad Evans’ victory over Dan Henderson in the UFC 161 headliner did not come easily
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- Jun 21, 2013 - RFA 8 - Pettis vs. Curran June 19, 2013Resurrection Fighting Alliance on June 19, 2013RFA 8 - Pettis vs. Curran (Resurrection Fighting Alliance) on 6/21/13
- Jun 22, 2013 - Jaciara Fighting Championship - JFC Beginners June 19, 2013Jaciara Fighting Championship on June 19, 2013Jaciara Fighting Championship - JFC Beginners (Jaciara Fighting Championship) on 6/22/13
- Jun 21, 2013 - Fight Time 15 - It's Fight Time June 19, 2013Fight Time Promotions on June 19, 2013Fight Time 15 - It's Fight Time (Fight Time Promotions) on 6/21/13
- Jun 29, 2013 - Shooto - TBA June 19, 2013Shooto on June 19, 2013Shooto - TBA (Shooto) on 6/29/13
- Jun 22, 2013 - CFFC 25 - Williams vs. Faunce June 19, 2013Cage Fury Fighting Championships on June 19, 2013CFFC 25 - Williams vs. Faunce (Cage Fury Fighting Championships) on 6/22/13
- Jun 20, 2013 - Fight Nights - Battle of Moscow 12 June 19, 2013Fight Nights on June 19, 2013Fight Nights - Battle of Moscow 12 (Fight Nights) on 6/20/13
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- Jun 22, 2013 - KOTC - King of the Cage June 19, 2013King of the Cage on June 19, 2013KOTC - King of the Cage (King of the Cage) on 6/22/13
- Jun 22, 2013 - War MMA 1 - Roberts vs. Baesman June 19, 2013War MMA on June 19, 2013War MMA 1 - Roberts vs. Baesman (War MMA) on 6/22/13
- Jun 22, 2013 - PFC - Premium Fight Championship 1 June 19, 2013Premium Fight Championship on June 19, 2013PFC - Premium Fight Championship 1 (Premium Fight Championship) on 6/22/13
- Jun 28, 2013 - NMEF - Annihilation 46: Made For War June 19, 2013No Mercy Extreme Fighting on June 19, 2013NMEF - Annihilation 46: Made For War (No Mercy Extreme Fighting) on 6/28/13
- Jun 22, 2013 - Heat - Heat Korea, Vol. 1 June 19, 2013Heat on June 19, 2013Heat - Heat Korea, Vol. 1 (Heat) on 6/22/13
- Jun 29, 2013 - JF - Jungle Fight 54 June 19, 2013Jungle Fight on June 19, 2013JF - Jungle Fight 54 (Jungle Fight) on 6/29/13
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- Jun 29, 2013 - K.O. Martial Arts - Adrenalin-Unleashed June 19, 2013Adrenalin-Unleashed on June 19, 2013K.O. Martial Arts - Adrenalin-Unleashed (Adrenalin-Unleashed) on 6/29/13
Sherdog Latest Articles
- Bellator 96: What to Watch For June 18, 2013From “King Mo” and “Babalu” to War Machine and tournament fare, Bellator MMA returns with a bang after a six-week hiatus.
- Beating the Odds: UFC 161 June 18, 2013Five underdogs turned the tables on the oddsmakers on Saturday in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
- Monday Morning Reverie: An Underwhelming Exercise June 17, 2013Not even a star-studded main event could prevent UFC 161 from being forgettable on many fronts on Saturday in Winnipeg.
- Matches to Make After UFC 161 June 16, 2013Rashad Evans still has his foot in the door at 205 pounds.
- By the Numbers: UFC 161 June 16, 2013After a puzzling performance against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in his last outing at UFC 156, Rashad Evans needed a bounceback effort in the worst way.
- A Night of Tweets: UFC 161 June 14, 2013Mixed martial arts journalism is a serious business. Following the MMA community on Twitter, is not. The following is a light-hearted (and sometimes insightful) look at how the combat sports world viewed UFC 161 via social networking.
- Smartest Guy at the Bar: UFC 161 Edition June 14, 2013Injuries have taken their toll on the UFC’s latest Canadian offering, turning Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson into impromptu headliners.
- UFC 161 Prelims: 5 Reasons to Watch June 14, 2013Tyron Woodley draws perhaps the stiffest challenge of his career in a date with former Strikeforce, EliteXC and Shoot champion Jake Shields.
- UFC 161 Statistical Matchup Analysis: Evans vs. Henderson June 13, 2013Can former two-division Pride Fighting Championships titleholder Dan Henderson turn back the clock one more time against Rashad Evans?
- UFC 161 Notebook: Future Considerations June 13, 2013Before Dan Henderson can even think about vying for UFC gold again, he must find a way past former champion Rashad Evans.
- Pros Pick: Evans vs. Henderson June 13, 2013A poll of their peers shows Rashad Evans, Dan Henderson in a virtual dead heat ahead of their UFC 161 main event.
- No Longer Bound June 12, 2013After a successful seven-year run with the UFC, Jon Fitch touches down with the fledgling World Series of Fighting promotion.
- UFC 161 ‘Evans vs. Henderson’ Preview June 12, 2013Rashad Evans, Dan Henderson head to Canada for a main event with significant implications for the light heavyweight division.
- World Series of Fighting 3 Preview June 12, 2013In wake of his surprising Ultimate Fighting Championship release, Jon Fitch draws Josh Burkman in a main event rematch in Las Vegas.
- Forget Me Not June 11, 2013Former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields returns to the Octagon at UFC 161 as a defiant underdog.
- Fact Check: World Series of Fighting 3 June 11, 2013Statistical anomalies and obscure tidbits precede the arrival of the Las Vegas-based World Series of Fighting’s latest offering.
- Viewpoint: Moving Pieces June 11, 2013The jump to Fox Sports 1 -- a network openly challenging ESPN -- will only raise expectation levels for the UFC, writes Tristen Critchfield.
- Monday Morning Reverie: Ultimate Crossroads June 10, 2013Feelings vary on which paths Fabricio Werdum and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira should take after UFC on Fuel TV 10.
- Matches to Make After UFC on Fuel 10 June 9, 2013Someday Fabricio Werdum can tell his grandkids he submitted both Fedor Emelianenko and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
- By the Numbers: UFC on Fuel 10 June 9, 2013Fabricio Werdum continued to build his resume in the UFC on Fuel TV 10 headliner, submitting Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira with an armbar 2:41 into the second round on Saturday night at the Paulo Sarasate Gymnasium in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Sherdog Latest Fighter Interviews
- 9 Questions for Wanderlei Silva December 22, 2011He may be in the twilight of his remarkable career, but on Nov. 19 in San Jose, Calif., former Pride Fighting Championships titleholder Wanderlei Silva broke out some vintage material and gave longtime MMA fans a taste of the days when “The Axe Murderer” was in his prime.
- 11 Questions for Chan Sung Jung December 8, 2011SEOUL, South Korea -- At only 24 years of age, Chan Sung Jung has already accomplished much in his five-year professional mixed martial arts career, progressing steadily from Pancrase and Deep to Sengoku Raiden Championship
- 7 Questions for Renan Barao November 4, 2011Renan “Barao” has spent much of his career competing in relative obscurity, but a 27-fight unbeaten streak tends to get one noticed.
- 10 Questions for Ed ‘Wild’ West October 20, 2011Ed West has lost one of his last 10 fights, and he’s itching to get it back. Before he can exact revenge on Bellator Fighting Championships bantamweight ace Zach Makovsky, however, the rangy Arizonan must navigate through the minefield that is the company’s fifth-season 135-pound tournament
- 6 Questions for Rickson Gracie October 15, 2011More than a decade has passed since Rickson Gracie competed in mixed martial arts, but the 52-year-old Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt still holds a prominent place in the minds and hearts of most hardcore fans.
- 9 Questions for Jose Aldo October 6, 2011Twelve consecutive opponents have tried and failed to solve the violent riddle that is UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.
- 11 Questions for Randy Couture October 1, 2011UFC hall of famer Randy Couture spoke with Sherdog.com just after the release of his new film, “Setup.”
- 10 Questions for Lorenz Larkin September 22, 2011Lorenz Larkin personifies firepower: a powerful blur of knees, feet, fists and elbows.
- Sherdog Rewind: An Interview with Eric Shanks September 11, 2011On Aug. 18, the Ultimate Fighting Championship signed a landmark seven-year agreement with Fox Sports Media Group.
- Beatdown: An Interview with Mike Afromowitz August 31, 2011Two weeks after Strikeforce was sold to Ultimate Fighting Championship parent company Zuffa, LLC, Mike Afromowitz found himself in an entirely unforeseen position: on the outside looking in
- 8 Questions for Anderson Silva August 27, 2011At 36, Anderson Silva has accumulated too many accomplishments to list. Already regarded by some as the greatest mixed martial artist of all-time, the UFC middleweight champion will defend his crown against Yushin Okami -- the last man to defeat him, albeit by disqualification -- in the UFC 134 main event on Saturday at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Braz […]
- Sherdog Rewind: An Interview with Travis Tygart July 22, 2011The most rigorous performance-enhancing drug testing in the country is conducted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, which screens athletes who are on the Olympic track. Unlike MMA testing, the USADA, formed in 2000 and funded in part by the federal government
- 12 Questions for Miesha Tate July 19, 2011Miesha Tate is on a roll, as the former high school wrestler continues to climb the ranks in the Strikeforce women’s welterweight division.
- 9 Questions for Frank Mir May 28, 2011Frank Mir is constantly experimenting. He has tried all the diets, gone up and down in weight and gone too far in interviews, all in the last year alone.
- 13 Questions for Mike Constantino April 19, 2011Mike Constantino wears many hats as head of the AMA Fight Club in Whippany, N.J., from mentor and manager to trainer and friend. In less than five years, he has transformed the school into one of the top destinations for mixed martial arts training on the East Coast.
- 10 Questions for Jason Reinhardt February 25, 2011They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Few fighters know that reality better than Jason Reinhardt.
- 10 Questions for Dan Severn February 19, 2011Known as “The Beast” inside the cage, Dan Severn burst on the mixed martial arts scene as a decorated amateur wrestler and fought his way to the final of the eight-man tournament.
- 7 Questions for Royce Gracie January 13, 2011The UFC on Dec. 15 made official its plans to return to Brazil for the first time in more than a decade. UFC President Dana White highlighted hall of famer Royce Gracie, as the promotion began its push for UFC “Rio” on Aug. 27
- 12 Questions for Georges St. Pierre December 7, 2010Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre spared no expense in advance of his rematch with Josh Koscheck at UFC 124 on Dec. 11 at the Bell Centre in Montreal
- 5 Questions for ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira October 3, 2010He remains one of the most decorated heavyweights in mixed martial arts history, with wins over 2006 Pride Fighting Championships open weight grand prix winner Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett, two-time Olympian Dan Henderson and UFC hall of famer Randy Couture.
Sherdog Latest Videos
- King Mo Grateful for Bellator Summer Series June 18, 2013Muhammed Lawal talks about his return to Bellator with Sherdog.com’s Jordan Breen.
- Stipe Miocic Post-UFC 161 Video Interview June 16, 2013Stipe Miocic reflects on the biggest win of his career with Jordan Breen following UFC 161.
- Tyron Woodley Talks Controversial Decision June 16, 2013Tyron Woodley talks with Jordan Breen following his controversial loss at UFC 161.
- Joe Murphy on Controversial Decision June 15, 2013Joe Murphy talks about his controversial loss to Carson Beebe at WSOF 3.
- Josh Burkman Reacts to Quick Submission June 15, 2013Josh Burkman breaks down his quick submission of Jon Fitch at WSOF 3 with Tristen Critchfield.
- Roy Nelson UFC 161 Pre-Fight Video Interview June 14, 2013Roy Nelson talks with Jordan Breen ahead of his bout at UFC 161.
- Alexis Davis UFC 161 Pre-Fight Video Interview June 14, 2013Alexis Davis talks with Jordan Breen ahead of her bout at UFC 161.
- Rosi Sexton UFC 161 Pre-Fight Video Interview June 14, 2013Rosi Sexton talks with Jordan Breen ahead of her bout at UFC 161.
- Video: Holly Holm Focused on MMA Goals June 12, 2013Holly Holm talks with Sherdog.com’s Tristen Critchfield.
- Sean McCorkle: I Want to End My Career in KSW June 12, 2013Sean McCorkle talks with Sherdog.com’s Piotr Pedziszewski.
- Josh Burkman Eyeing Redemption June 11, 2013Josh Burkman seeks redemption is his rematch with Jon Fitch at World Series of Fighting 3. The undercard streams live and free on Sherdog.com.
- Fighting Shape June 11, 2013By pitting him against Jake Shields, the UFC didn't exactly roll out the welcome mat for Tyron Woodley. Luckily for the former Strikeforce champ, he cut no corners in training.
- Jon Fitch Ready for New Beginning with World Series of Fighting June 7, 2013Jon Fitch will take on Josh Burkman Friday, June 14 on NBC Sports at World Series of Fighting 3. The undercard will stream live and free on Sherdog.com.
- ‘Rampage’ Reacts to Bellator, TNA Signing June 6, 2013Quinton “Rampage” Jackson talks exclusively with Sherdog.com’s Chris Nelson.
- Kamal Shalorus Pre-Fight Video Interview May 30, 2013Kamal Shalorus talks with Sherdog.com ahead of his bout at One FC 9 “Rise to Power.” The event’s undercard streams live and free on Sherdog.com.
- Honorio Banario Pre-Fight Interview May 30, 2013Honorio Banario talks with Sherdog.com ahead of his bout at One FC 9 “Rise to Power.” The event’s undercard streams live and free on Sherdog.com.
- Lowen Tynanes Pre-Fight Video Interview May 30, 2013Lowen Tynanes talks with Sherdog.com ahead of his bout at One FC 9 “Rise to Power.” The event’s undercard streams live and free on Sherdog.com.
- One FC 9 Open Workout Video: Bibiano Fernandes May 29, 2013Bibiano Fernandes worked out for the press to promote his bout at One FC 9 “Rise to Power.” The event’s undercard streams live and free on Sherdog.com.
- Phil Baroni Video Interview May 29, 2013Phil Baroni talks with James Goyder ahead of his bout at One FC 9 “Rise to Power.” The event’s undercard streams live and free on Sherdog.com.
- Sara McMann Video Interview May 29, 2013UFC women’s contender Sara McMann talks with Sherdog.com’s Lutfi Sariahmed.
Sherdog Latest Pics
- Pictures: WSOF 3 June 17, 2013Josh Burkman put away world-class welterweight Jon Fitch in less than a minute with a shocking guillotine choke at World Series of Fighting 3.
- Pictures: UFC 161 Post-Fight Press Conference June 17, 2013Dana White and the combatants of UFC 161 met with the media at the post-fight press conference.
- Weigh-in Pictures: UFC 161 June 15, 2013Dan Henderson, Rashad Evans took to the scales on the eve of battle to put the official stamp on UFC 161.
- Pictures: UFC 161 Pre-Fight Press Conference June 14, 2013Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson stood near at the UFC 161 pre-fight press conference.
- Weigh-in Pictures: WSOF 3 June 13, 2013Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman took to the scales Thursday in Las Vegas. The World Series of Fighting 3 undercard will stream live on Sherdog.
- Pictures: Metamoris 2 Pro Jiu-Jitsu Invitational June 12, 2013Some of the world’s top grapplers -- including headliners Kron Gracie and Shinya Aoki -- hit the mat June 9 at Los Angeles’ Pauley Pavilion.
- Pictures: KSW 23 ‘Khalidov vs. Manhoef’ June 11, 2013Polish middleweight star Mamed Khalidov guillotined Melvin Manhoef in the main event of KSW 23 in Gdansk, Poland.
- Pictures: Fight Club OC June 9, 2013Dave Mandel was cageside at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, Calif., to photograph Fight Club OC for Sherdog.com.
- Pictures: UFC on Fuel TV 10 Weigh-ins June 7, 2013Fabricio Werdum and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira stood face-to-face Friday at the UFC on Fuel TV 10 weigh-ins.
- Pictures: UFC on Fuel 10 Open Workouts June 7, 2013The combatants of UFC on Fuel TV 10 worked out for the press Thursday in Brazil.
- Pictures: BAMMA USA ‘Badbeat 9’ June 6, 2013“The Ultimate Fighter” Season 5 alum Gabe Ruediger called it a career at BAMMA USA “Badbeat 9,” avenging his March 2012 loss to Scott Catlin via armbar in his retirement bout.
- Pictures: NAAFS ‘Fight Night in the Flats 9’ June 5, 2013Women’s standout Jessica Eye triumphed over Brazilian Carina Damm in the main event of NAAFS “Fight Night in the Flats 9” in Cleveland.
- Pictures: Legacy Fighting Championship 20 June 4, 2013Unbeaten Brazilian Carlos Diego Ferreira upset UFC vet Carlo Prater in the main event of Legacy Fighting Championship 20 in Corpus Christi, Texas.
- Pictures: One FC 9 ‘Rise to Power’ June 4, 2013Koji Oishi and Bibiano Fernandes captured gold while former UFC champ Tim Sylvia fell at One FC 9 in Pasay, Philippines.
- Pictures: One FC 9 Weigh-ins May 30, 2013The athletes of One FC 9 “Rise to Power” took to the scales Thursday. The event’s undercard streams live and free on Sherdog.com.
- Pictures: One FC Open Workouts May 29, 2013Tim Sylvia, Bibiano Fernandes and Honorio Banario worked out for the press to promote their bouts at One FC 9 “Rise to Power.” The event’s undercard streams live and free on Sherdog.com.
- Pictures: Phil Baroni Open Workout May 28, 2013Phil Baroni held an open workout to promote his clash against Nobutatsu Suzuki in a preliminary welterweight bout at One FC 9 “Rise to Power.” The event's undercard streams live and free on Sherdog.com.
- Pictures: CFA 11 ‘Kyle vs. Wiuff’ May 28, 2013Strikeforce vet Mike Kyle scored a 20-second knockout and controversial female fighter Fallon Fox remained unbeaten at CFA 11 in Coral Gables, Fla.
- Pictures: UFC 160 Post-Fight Press Conference May 26, 2013The athletes of UFC 160 met with the press following Saturday’s pay-per-view event.
- Pictures: UFC 160 Weigh-ins May 24, 2013Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva stood mere inches away from each other on the eve of battle.