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TeepToTheBracket –> Bellator Featherweight Rankings Aug 11th, 2018

Pitbull is king, El Matador is gunning for gold, an Assassin is looking for a new opponent after the Wolf pulled out of their upcoming fight and would-be champ champ madness is brewing as BW champ Darrion moves to FW for a bout with PItbull vowing to drop to 135 for his own champ champ […]

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RIZIN.12 Rookies: A Look At The Debutants

Every event RIZIN introduces multiple newcomers to the promotion’s international stage. Some of these fighters are recognizable names, while others take more research and tape watching to understand their inclusion. Whether seasoned veterans or rising prospects, these fighters are rookies in the RIZIN ring. Hatsu Hioki Age: 35 Record: 29-11-2 Team: ALIVE/stArt Japan MMA Accomplishments […]

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RIZIN.11 Rookies – A Look At The Promotional Debutants

Every event RIZIN introduces multiple newcomers to the promotion’s international stage. Some of these fighters are recognizable names, while others take more research and tape watching to understand their inclusion. A fighter’s experience level within RIZIN is worth discussing because the promotion has many rule differences when compared to other organizations. The use of a […]

Bellator BREAKING MMA News Prospects Rankings

TeepToTheBracket –> Bellator Middleweight Rankings July 17, 2018

  The signing of Lyoto Machida was big news in the MMA realm, let’s take a peek at Bellator’s burgeoning MW bracket to see where he logically fits in. He doesn’t come in on top just because he’s famous, so where exactly does it make sense to have him? ¬†NOTE: In MMA (with promoters acting […]

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Pancrase 297 Recap – Glaico Franca Wins Welterweight Belt, Anton Kuivanen Stops Lightweight King

Pancrase returned with an action packed card this past weekend. The prelims continued the 24th Neo Blood Tournament, their annual tournaments for lesser known fighters to earn their keep with the champions winning a main card spot. Most of the tournament bouts were semifinals, but there was one finals match in the Strawweight division. The […]

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DEEP 84 Impact Recap – Differ Ariake Farewell, Kazunori Yokota Retirement, Yuki Motoya Wins

DEEP 84 Impact went down last weekend and it marked the end of an era. The historic Differ Ariake arena is closing down following the end of June. The venue has been home to various combat sports for nearly 20 years and while a smaller arena, many great moments happened in their halls. It has […]

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RIZIN Adds Takanori Gomi vs. Melvin Guillard, Satoru Kitaoka vs. Diego Brandao, & Yuki Motoya vs. Kazuma Sone to Upcoming Events

Over the weekend, RIZIN announced a trio of bouts via Twitter. Andy Souwer is officially out of the Takanori Gomi (35-15) bout, instead long time UFC veteran Melvin Guillard (32-20-2) will face “The Fireball Kid” at RIZIN.11. Also joining them on that card is another UFC veteran in Diego Brandao (22-12) as he takes on […]

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Daron Cruickshank vs Tom Santos For RIZIN.11 & Kanako Murata vs Angela Magana Added to RIZIN.12

Continuing their recent bout announcements on Twitter, RIZIN revealed a pair of fights today. RIZIN regular Daron Cruickshank (20-10) returns against Pancrase’s Tom Santos (9-5) at RIZIN.11, in a fight that should deliver striking fireworks. The second bout, set for RIZIN.12, pits wrestling standout, Kanako Murata (7-1), against UFC veteran Angela Magana (11-9). #RIZIN11 Additional […]

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Kai Asakura vs. Topnoi TigerMuayThai Set for RIZIN.11

Yesterday RIZIN unexpectedly announced a new fight through Twitter, Kai Asakura (10-1) vs. Thanongsaklek “Topnoi TigerMuayThai” (5-1). A fight announcement was expected at some point for Asakura but most thought he would be fighting on RIZIN.12 in his hometown. However, it seems RIZIN wants him on the event at the much larger venue of Saitama […]

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Rin Nakai vs. Shizuka Sugiyama Set for RIZIN.11, RIZIN.12 Card Takes Shape

Earlier this week, RIZIN held a press conference in which they announced a half dozen fights and a few more fighters for their next two events, RIZIN.11 on July 29th and RIZIN.12 on August 12th. To kick off the press conference they gave an update on Tenshin’s condition, as he was scheduled to fight on […]

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DEEP JEWELS 20 Recap – Sugi Rock Retires, RIZIN Veterans Thrive

The premier all-women’s promotion for the past decade in Japan, DEEP JEWELS, returned this weekend with a card full of familiar names and promising prospects. Headlining the event was former champion Emi Tomimatsu taking on ROAD FC’s rising young gun, Jung Eun Park. A big drawing point for the event was the inclusion of a […]

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RENA Rematches Kanna Asakura, Jiri Prochazka & Miyuu Yamamoto Added To RIZIN.11 + Shoot Boxing S-Cup Announcements

Last night, RIZIN held a joint press conference with Shoot Boxing where both promotions made announcements for their July events. First off, Shoot Boxing announced more of their S-Cup Tournament lineup. Previously confirmed participants include Minimumweight champion MIO Tsumura (33-3), J-Girls Mini Flyweight champ MISAKI Morita (9-2-1), and ROAD FC’s So Hee Lim (2-1 MMA, […]

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TFC 18 Recap – Bantamweight Champion Crowned

TFC is a Korean Top Team run promotion that has risen as a solid alternative to ROAD FC in South Korea. They streamed the 18th edition of their main series of events Friday morning on YouTube (VOD now available). The event was headlined by the finals of the TFC Bantamweight Championship Tournament, pitting PXC champion […]

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Teep and DC’s Smoketower Drunkplum Bellator 200 preview/predictions

Bellator 200 is set to take place at London’s SSE Arena Friday night. Smoketower Drunkplum got some predictions, so let’s get right into it. Note: As will be our custom, this was written under conditions of sleep deprivation, any potential inaccuracies are probably due to that.¬† MAIN EVENT: Rafael Carvalho (15-1) vs Gegard Mousasi (43-6-2): […]

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Pancrase 296 Recap – Rafael Silva Wins Interim Title, Masakatsu Ueda retires

Pancrase 296 went down Sunday in Tokyo, Japan. The 25 year old promotion continues on in their new era with their 4th show at the Shinkiba Studio Coast venue. Headlining the event was an interim Bantamweight King of Pancrase title bout between Rafael Silva and Masakatsu Ueda. During the buildup to the fight, Ueda hinted […]

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