Tag "Pat Curran"

Around the world of MMA: September 13-14

Reviews Bellator 226: Bader vs. Kongo Bellator MMA hosted an event at the SAP Center in San Jose, California on Saturday, September 7th that was broadcast exclusively online on DAZN: Heavyweight Ryan Bader (c) vs. Cheick Kongo No Contest (accidental eye poke) 1 3:52 Featherweight Derek Campos def. Daniel Straus Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-25, 30-25) 3 5:00 Featherweight Ádám Borics def. Pat Curran TKO (punches) 2 4:59 Featherweight Pedro Carvalho

Around the world of MMA: September 7th

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Andrade vs. Zhang The UFC hosted an event at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre in Shenzhen, China on Saturday, August 31st broadcast on ESPN and ESPN+: Women’s Strawweight Zhang Weili def. Jéssica Andrade (c) TKO (knees and punches) 1 0:42 Welterweight Li Jingliang def. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos TKO (punches) 3 4:51 Flyweight Kai Kara-France def. Mark De La Rosa Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 30–27, 29–28) 3

Around the world of MMA: May 18th

Reviews PFL 12: Harrison vs. Pacheco The Professional Fighters League hosted an event at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York on Thursday, May 9th and was broadcast on ESPN2: Women’s Lightweight Kayla Harrison def. Larissa Pacheco Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Welterweight Magomed Magomedkerimov def. John Howard Submission (guillotine choke) 1 4:54 Welterweight Ray Cooper III def. Zane Kamaka Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:29 Women’s Lightweight Sarah

Around the world of MMA: May 9-11

Reviews UFC Fight Night: Iaquinta vs. Cowboy The UFC hosted an event at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, May 4th that was broadcast on the ESPN+ service: Lightweight Donald Cerrone def. Al Iaquinta Decision (unanimous) (49-45, 49-45, 49-46) 5 5:00 Middleweight Derek Brunson def. Elias Theodorou Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00 Featherweight Shane Burgos def. Cub Swanson Decision (split) (30-27, 27-30, 29-28) 3

Around the world of MMA: May 27-29

It was a slow week in terms of MMA but things will be warming up a little bit over this weekend. Here are the events: Reviews Bellator 155: Carvalho vs. Manhoef Bellator MMA hosted an event at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho on Sat., May 20th broadcast on Spike TV: Middleweight Rafael Carvalho (c) def. Melvin Manhoef Decision (split) (47-48, 48-47, 48-47) 5 5:00 Featherweight Pat Curran def. Georgi

Top 10 MMA Featherweights: January 2016

Please due to inactivity Chan Sung Jung is ineligible for the rankings. Also previous rankings are in parenthesis: Top 10 MMA Featherweights (12/30/15) 1) Conor McGregor (1)  Conor McGregor will be trying to make history at UFC 197 by challenging Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC Lightweight Championship. The only other fighter to attempt becoming a two division champion is BJ Penn. 2) Jose Aldo (2) With a recent loss, Jose Aldo is in a tough position considering

Bellator MMA Season Eleven in Review

The final season of Bellator MMA was a good one under the leadership of Scott Coker and it looks like Bellator maybe a legitimate promotion. Several changes were implemented for this final season which could be seen as a transitional period. However, they seem to be making a difference for the better which is why Coker was hired. The changes can be looked upon in three basic categories along the way with

Bjorn Rebney’s departure from Bellator and the fallout

In the last twenty four hours it has come to light that there has been a major shift in the MMA leadership landscape. Here’s the highlights: Bjorn Rebney’s Bellator Departure Yesterday is was announced that Bellator MMA founder Bjorn Rebney had departed from the organization. In some ways this wasn’t a shock considering some of the tension that had taken place following the Viacom buyout. It was clear that Bellator