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Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock Facing Off On June 20

On October 4, 2008, a freak accident robbed the MMA world of one of the most anticipated fights in the history of the sport. On June 20, Bellator MMA will […]

On October 4, 2008, a freak accident robbed the MMA world of one of the most anticipated fights in the history of the sport. On June 20, Bellator MMA will right that wrong.

Street fighting legend and YouTube sensation Kimbo Slice and “The World’s Most Dangerous Man,” Ken Shamrock, have agreed to renew their rivalry and will now meet in the main event of “Bellator MMA: Unfinished Business,” which takes place at St. Louis’ Scottrade Center and airs live and free on Spike TV.

Additional information, including ticket prices and an on sale date, will be announced shortly.

“I remember how excited I was when this fight was originally announced, and how disappointed I was when it didn’t come to fruition at that time,” said Bellator President Scott Coker. “I’m very happy we were able to put this one together because I know these guys still have a lot of unfinished business to take care of, and when they do, it will be something special.”

The two superstar each played featured roles in the two most-watched MMA contests in U.S. television history, as Slice’s 2008 win over James Thompson peaked with a remarkable 7.281 million viewers, and Shamrock’s 2006 tussle with Tito Ortiz earned 6.524 million viewers.

Slice also fought in the third most-watched contest, as his bout with Seth Petruzelli – who replaced Shamrock on that 2008 evening – scored 6.451 million viewers.

Slice and Shamrock were originally supposed to fight in 2008, but in one of the most bizarre incidents in MMA history, Shamrock suffered a cut over his eye during pre-fight warmups and was ruled ineligible for the contest just hours before it began.

For Slice, a chance to revisit the matchup provides an opportunity to rewrite history.

“Ken Shedrack, I owe you this ass whooping,” Slice said. “No more running! No more hiding!”

Meanwhile, Shamrock is an MMA Hall of Famer and multiple-time world champion who is universally recognized as a true pioneer of the sport. Competing professionally since 1993, Shamrock has fought the absolute biggest names in the history of MMA, including Rich Franklin, Don Frye, Royce Gracie, Matt Hume, Ortiz, Bas Rutten, Kazushi Sakuraba and Dan Severn, among many others.

Now in the twilight of his career, Shamrock believes his drive and determination have him in the best form of his career.

“I am back,” Shamrock said. “It’s good to be performing again for my fans. I feel great, and my health is great. Age should never be a factor if an athlete is healthy, in great shape, and has the drive to continue their sport. I will quit fighting when I want to.”

And for Shamrock, the frustration of that bizarre 2008 night has lingered for years. Now is a chance to prove he would have been the one with his hand raised.

“Kimbo Slice and I have some unfinished business,” Shamrock said. “I am a fighter – that’s who I am. Fighting has always invigorated me. Never give up.”

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UFC Fight Night: Porto Alegre Medical Suspensions Released

Porto Alegre Brazil hosted an exciting fight night this past weekend, with Frank Mir picking up a 4-fight skid by getting a TKO win over Bigfoot Silva in the 1st […]

Porto Alegre Brazil hosted an exciting fight night this past weekend, with Frank Mir picking up a 4-fight skid by getting a TKO win over Bigfoot Silva in the 1st round.

The full list of medical suspensions is as follows:

Frank Mir: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
Antonio Silva: suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact

Michael Johnson: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
Edson Barboza: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact

Sam Alvey: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
Cezar Ferreira: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact

Adriano Martins: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
Rustam Khabilov: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact

Frankie Saenz: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
Iuri Alcantara: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact

Santiago Ponzinibbio: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
Sean Strickland: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact

Marion Reneau: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
Jessica Andrade: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact

Matt Dwyer: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
William Patolino: suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact

Mike De La Torre: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
Tiago Trator: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact

Douglas Silva: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
Cody Gibson: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact

Ivan Jorge: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
Josh Shockley: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact

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Fight Night Porto Alegre: Post Fight Bonus Recap

It took former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir less than a round to finish Bigfoot Silva by TKO in the main event of Fight Night Porto Alegre. Mir was rewarded […]

It took former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir less than a round to finish Bigfoot Silva by TKO in the main event of Fight Night Porto Alegre.

Mir was rewarded for that effort, earning one of four performance bonuses. Joining Mir was Sam Alvey, Marion Reneau, and Matt Dwyer. Each fighter earned an extra $50k for their impressive performance in Brazil.

UFC Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik was joined on stage at the Fight Night Porto Alegre press conference by Mir, Johnson, Alvey, Dwyer, Santiago Ponzinibbio, Edson Barboza, Bigfoot Silva, and Reneau.

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Melendez vs. Alvarez To Finally Meet In UFC 188 Co-Main Event

It’s a matchup fight fans have wanted to see for years, and on Saturday, June 13, the lightweight clash between Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez will finally become […]

It’s a matchup fight fans have wanted to see for years, and on Saturday, June 13, the lightweight clash between Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez will finally become a reality, as the two meet in the co-main event of UFC 188 in Mexico City, Mexico.

In the UFC 188 main event, Cain Velasquez defends his world heavyweight title against interim belt holder Fabricio Werdum. Tickets go on sale on March 18.

The former Strikeforce lightweight champion, and a fighter considered by many to be the best to ever compete in that promotion, Santa Ana’s Melendez has his sights set on a rematch with Anthony Pettis for UFC gold, but first he must get past the equally motivated Philadelphia native, who made his long-awaited UFC debut last September. And while he lost a decision to Donald Cerrone, his exciting effort made UFC fans demand a quick return to the Octagon for the Underground King.

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Velasquez vs. Werdum Set For June 13 In Mexico City

The long-awaited UFC heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and interim titleholder Fabricio Werdum has a new date, as the Mexico City Arena will host the UFC 188 main […]

The long-awaited UFC heavyweight title fight between champion Cain Velasquez and interim titleholder Fabricio Werdum has a new date, as the Mexico City Arena will host the UFC 188 main event on Saturday, June 13.

The bout was originally scheduled to take place in the same venue last November before Velasquez was forced to withdraw due to injury. In Velasquez’ absence, Brazil’s Werdum won the interim belt with a knockout of Mark Hunt. In June, the two best heavyweights in the game will finally meet.

Stay tuned to UFC.com for ticket information and more fight card announcements.

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Weidman vs. Beflort Rumoured To Be Rescheduled For UFC 187

A new date has been released for the highly anticipated Vitor Belfort vs. Chris Weidman fight after being rescheduled numerous times. According to sources the middleweight title fight is looking […]

A new date has been released for the highly anticipated Vitor Belfort vs. Chris Weidman fight after being rescheduled numerous times. According to sources the middleweight title fight is looking as if it will be scheduled for Memorial day weekend (May 23rd) in Las Vegas. Contracts have yet to be signed, but the official announcement should be released within the coming days.

The face off was originally set to go down at UFC 173 in May of 2014. But Vitor had to step back after the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned testosterone replacement therapy. In July, Vitor received his license to fight, and the contest versus Weidman was rescheduled for December 6th, at UFC 181. Weidman then suffered a hand injury forcing the date to be rescheduled yet again.

The May 23rd date was listed in the UFC’s calendar as UFC 187. According to rumours, UFC 187 could also hold the Jon Jones’ title defense versus the steamrolling Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.

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Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz & Hector Lombard Issued Temporary Suspensions by NSAC

At its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, the Nevada State Athletic Committee issued temporary suspensions for UFC fighters Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz, and Hector Lombard in response to individual failed […]

At its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, the Nevada State Athletic Committee issued temporary suspensions for UFC fighters Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz, and Hector Lombard in response to individual failed drug tests by all three fighters. The temporary suspensions are pending a future disciplinary hearing, which is expected to take place in March.

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UFC 187 Features Championship Doubleheader on May 23

The UFC’s Memorial Day weekend event on Saturday, May 23 is shaping up to be one for the ages, with the Wednesday announcement of several exciting matchups, including two championship […]

The UFC’s Memorial Day weekend event on Saturday, May 23 is shaping up to be one for the ages, with the Wednesday announcement of several exciting matchups, including two championship bouts that will headline the card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the main event, UFC light heavyweight champion and pound-for-pound king Jon Jones defends his 205-pound crown for the ninth time against number one contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. In the co-featured bout of the evening, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort finally throw hands in a highly-anticipated title bout.

Tickets for UFC 187 go on sale on March 4. Stay tuned to UFC.com for more information and fight card announcements.

In addition to the two title fights headlining UFC 187, three more intriguing bouts were made official Wednesday.

In the lightweight division, a shot at the 155-pound crown may be on the line when number two-ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov risks his unbeaten record against the man sitting at number three in the rankings, Colorado action hero Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

At heavyweight, two of the division’s power hitters will square off as number three-ranked Travis “Hapa” Browne battles former UFC champion Andrei “Pitbull” Arlovski, and in the flyweight division, former title challenger Joseph Benavidez faces fellow top five contender John Moraga.

Also announced for the event is a lightweight bout between Leo Kuntz and Islam Makhachev.

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WSOF Announces 2 Star Studded Events For June 10th & June 5th

World championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) is set to roll out two more mega-fight cards with WSOF 20 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, […]

World championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion World Series of Fighting (WSOF.com) is set to roll out two more mega-fight cards with WSOF 20 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Conn. onFriday, April 10, and WSOF 21 at the Edmonton Expo Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Friday, June 5, WSOF President Ray Sefo announced tonight on the live NBCSN telecast of WSOF 18.

Priced from $39.99, tickets for WSOF 20, headlined by a light heavyweight tournament showdown between inspirational competitor Matt “The Hammer” Hamill (11-5) and submission expert Vinny “Pezao” Magalhaes (12-7, 1 NC), go on sale on Friday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. EST, at Ticketmaster.com.

In the WSOF 20 lightweight (155 pounds) co-main event, Melvin “The Young” Assassin Guillard (32-14-2, 2 NC) will collide with fellow hard-hitting, KO artistOzzy Dugulubgov (6-2).

Priced from $50, tickets for WSOF 21, highlighted by a welterweight (170 pounds) tilt between Yushin “Thunder” Okami (30-9) and Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (22-5), go on sale at on Friday, February 13 at 12:00 p.m. MST, at Ticketmaster.com.

The WSOF 21 co-main event will feature reigning world heavyweight championSmealinho “The Prince” Rama (9-1) defending his crown against Sambo wrecking machine and Judo black belt Blagoy Ivanov (11-1).

WSOF 20: Hamill vs. Magalhaes

Deaf since birth, the 38-year-old Hamill, the subject of a 2010 biographical film The Hammer, has overcome all types of odds during his life, winning three NCAA national wrestling championships and, later, conquering a host of rival MMA stars, including Tito Ortiz, Tim Boetsch, Keith Jardine and Mark Munoz,

Magalhaes, a 30-year-old, multi-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev., is looking to notch his third consecutive victory after scoring a first round (3:12) submission (rear-naked choke) on Jorge Gonzales on July 19, 2014, and a fourth round (:36) submission (guillotine choke) on Jason Brilz on Sept. 26, 2014.

The matchup between Hamill and Magalhaes represents the second bout in the initial stage of the recently announced WSOF multi-event tournament that will crown its winner the promotion’s first-ever world light heavyweight champion.

The winner of the Hamill-Magalhaes bout will square off with the winner of the other first stage matchup between Thiago Silva (16-3, 2 NC) and Ronny Markes (15-3) that headlines WSOF 19 at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. on Saturday, March 28, live on NBCSN.

Guillard of New Orleans, La., is aiming to rebound from a hard-fought, split decision loss to undefeated Justin Gaethje at WSOF 15 on Nov. 15, 2014. Prior to that, Guillard, a prolific finisher with brutal power, defeated Gesias “J.Z.” Cavalcante by way of second round (2:36) TKO (punches and elbows) at WSOF 11 on July 5, 2014.

Despite owning a fraction of the professional experience as Guillard, the 26-year-old Dugulubgov of Hackensack, N.J. has already earned the right to face the upper echelon of opponents in the sport’s lightweight division, decisively defeating three of his first four WSOF opponents.

In his last start, Dugulubgov scored a thunderous, third round (1:38) KO (punch) onKeon Caldwell at WSOF 13 on Sept. 13, 2014.

The live NBCSN telecast of WSOF 20 begins at 9:00 p.m. EST/6:00 p.m. PST onFriday, April 10.

Doors at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino open at 5:00 p.m. EST, and the first preliminary bout begins at 6:00 p.m.

Additional bouts for WSOF 20 will be announced soon.

WSOF 21: Okami vs. Ford

Both Okami of Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan and Ford Edmonton, will look to return to the win column after suffering defeats at the hands of world champion David Branch and submission ace Jake Shields, respectively.

Okami, a 33-year-old former top 10 world ranked contender, is a 12-year veteran of the sport who has earned 50 percent of his victories by way of (T)KO or submission. He boasts victories over a host of fellow marquee competitors, including Hector Lombard, Nate Marquardt, Mark Munoz and Alan Belcher.
At 32 years old, Ford brings nearly 8 years of professional experience to the cage, including stoppages of Karo Parisyan and Pete Spratt. Ford recently ran to six consecutive wins, five by way of (T)KO or submission, before being submitted by Shields with a rear-naked choke in the first round (4:29) of their meeting.

At 22 years of age, Rama, who hails from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, became the youngest fighter in history to win a major world MMA championship after he decimated Derrick Mehman by way of first round (:51) TKO (punches) at WSOF 14 on October 11, 2014, will put his title on the line for the first time and seek his fourth consecutive win. To date, he has claimed all but one of his victories by way of (T)KO or submission.

Ivanov is a 28-year-old native of Sofia, Bulgaria and a 2008 World Sambo Championships gold medalist. En route to his first place finish, Ivanov defeated retired, former pound-for-pound MMA king Fedor Emelianenko in the semifinal stage of the tournament.

In 2012, Ivanov survived a stabbing attack that left him in the intensive care unit of a Bulgarian hospital. He miraculously returned to MMA competition in 2013, and reeled off four straight wins, three by way of first round submission.

The live NBCSN telecast of WSOF 21 begins at 9:00 p.m. EST/6:00 p.m. PST onFriday, June 5.

Doors at the Edmonton Expo Centre open at 3:00 p.m. MST, and the first preliminary bout begins at 4 p.m.

Additional bouts for WSOF 21 will be announced soon.

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