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ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES FULL BOUT CARD FOR INAUGURAL EVENT IN SHANGHAI

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES FULL BOUT CARD FOR INAUGURAL EVENT IN SHANGHAI   ONE WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION BEN ASKREN TO DEFEND TITLE AGAINST ZEBAZTIAN KADESTAM IN MAIN EVENT     17 August 2017 – Shanghai, China: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its inaugural event in Shanghai, China, which is set to take place on 2 September, at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center. The bustling metropolis will play host to ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANGHAI, featuring the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent. In the main event, ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren of the United States returns to the ONE Championship cage to defend his title against challenger Zebaztian Kadestam of Sweden.   Ticket information for ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANGHAI is available at www.onefc.com   Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “China is one of...

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Brave 8 post-fight analysis: biggest winners from Curitiba

Brave 8 post-fight analysis: biggest winners from Curitiba Brave 8: The Rise of Champions wrapped up last Saturday, in Curitiba, Brazil, with  a lot of winners and two new titleholders joining Elias Boudegzdame in the gallery of Brave Combat Federation’s champions. Light Heavyweight Klidson de Abreu submitted Timo Feucht to become Brazil’s first ever Brazilian Brave champ. On the co-main event, Carlston Harris put on a wrestling clinic to deny Carl Booth and claim Welterweight gold. But there were other big winners in a night full of finishes and excitement. In 12 bouts, the 24 athletes involved in an historic night in Curitiba left everything inside the cage and were praised for their willingness to put everything on the line. However, only half of them had their hands raised. But who impressed the most? Read about the biggest winners from Curitiba. 1 – Klidson de...

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BOXING CHAMPION BOYD MELSON LAUNCHED CAMPAIGN FOR CONGRESS IN NEW YORK’S 11TH DISTRICT

BOXING CHAMPION BOYD MELSON LAUNCHED CAMPAIGN FOR CONGRESS IN NEW YORK’S 11TH DISTRICT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOXING CHAMPION BOYD MELSON LAUNCHED CAMPAIGN FOR CONGRESS IN NEW YORK’S 11TH DISTRICT STATEN ISLAND-Today, Boyd Melson, former WBC USNBC champion, 2008 Olympic alternate, and Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve, publicly launched his campaign for Congress against Republican Dan Donovan. The campaign released a video to mark the announcement which highlights Melson’s dedication to helping others through his service to our country, his passion and commitment to finding a cure for spinal cord injuries, and the personal struggle and vow he made to help those struggling with drug addiction. Melson’s deep passion for helping others motivated his stalwart advocacy and support for spinal cord research. He donated all of his professional boxing winnings and worked to raise a combined total of nearly $400,000 to fund research to cure spinal cord injuries. Melson...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 042: Aorigele returns to face Masuda Yusuke

XIAOMI ROAD FC 042 ANNOUNCEMENT AORIGELE RETURNS VS MASUDA YUSUKE FIREMAN SHIN DONG-GUK FIGHTS IN HIS HOMETOWN   For immediate release, August 16, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces two more matches for Xiaomi ROAD FC 042, which will be held during the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival in Chungju, South Korea at the Chungju World Martial Arts Festival Stadium.   Aorigele vs Masuda Yusuke Aorigele (4-3-0-1, Xindu Martial Arts Club) is the heavyweight sensation who was on back-to-back wins over Bob Sapp and Kawaguchi Yusuke before meeting with an unfortunate accident in his last match. When he faced fellow 2016 Openweight Tournament participant Myung Hyun-Man in his most recent bout, Aorigele took an accidental kick to the groin which was so loud and painful that the replay went viral. Fortunately, Aorigele received immediate treatment, and quickly recovered with no lasting damage whatsoever. Now he will face...

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Klidson avenges Brazilian tragedy to capture belt; Harris outlasts Booth and claims title at Brave 8

Klidson avenges Brazilian tragedy to capture belt; Harris outlasts Booth and claims title at Brave 8 Klidson avenges Brazilian tragedy to capture belt; Harris outlasts Booth and claims title at Brave 8 Brave Combat Federation held its eighth show in less than a year with stellar success, coming back to Curitiba for two title fights. Klidson de Abreu avenged Brazilian football team’s tragic loss to Germany by defeating Timo Feucht with an armbar from the mount to become the first ever Light Heavyweight champion, while Carlston Harris completed a fairytale story after being called out on one day’s notice to fight for the inaugural Welterweight title. The Guianese outworked Englishman Carl Booth to claim the belt by unanimous decision. Klidson became the first Brazilian to hold a Brave title in the main event, dominating a dangerous Timo Feucht standing up and when the fight hit...

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Stunning finishes by Luan “Miau” and Eduardo “Camelo” awarded bonuses at Brave 8

Stunning finishes by Luan “Miau” and Eduardo “Camelo” awarded bonuses at Brave 8 Stunning finishes by Luan “Miau” and Eduardo “Camelo” awarded bonuses at Brave 8 In a card full of finishes and amazing fights, there had to be something different to justify winning the awards for Knockout and Submission of the Nights for Brave 8: The Rise of Champions. And that’s exactly what Luan “Miau” Santiago and Eduardo “Camelo” did, going for broke and getting an extra check for their KO and sub over Igor Soares and Rogério Santos, respectively. Having to face an opponent with a different style than the one he was training for, “Miau” struggled early on against Soares. The Brazilian Fighter of The Year for 2016 was scheduled to fight Eric Parrudo, but he pulled out three days before Brave 8. Parrudo was replaced by Igor Soares, who showed he...

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M-1 CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS

M-1 CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE CHAMPIONS HEAVYWEIGHT (265 lbs., 120.2 kg)   Alexander “Drago” Volkov   28-6-0 (M-1: 10-3-0) 18 KO/TKO, 3 SUB, 7 DEC Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia Strela Team LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT (205 lbs., 93.0 kg)   Rashid Yusupov   8-0-0 (M-1: 5-0-0) 3 KO/TKO, 2 SUB, 3 DEC Republic of Dagestan, Russia Gorets MIDDLEWEIGHT (185 lbs., 83.9 kg)   Ramazan Emeev   15-3-0 (M-1: 9-1-0) 3 KO/TKO, 7 SUB, 3 DEC Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia Gorets WELTERWEIGHT (170 lbs., 77.1 kg)   Alexey Kunchenko   16-0-0 (M-1: 8-0-0) 11 KO/TKO, 1 SUB, 4 DEC Tyumen, Russia New Stream Team / Boets MMA   LIGHTWEIGHT (155 lbs., 70.3 kg)   Damir Ismagulov   12-2-0 (M-1: 7-1-0) 7 KO/TKO, 1 SUB, 4 DEC Orenburg, Russia New Stream Team / Boets FEATHERWEIGHT (145 lbs., 65.8 kg)   Ivan “Buki” Buchinger   32-5-0 (M-1:...

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CHAMPION VERSUS CHAMPION – JUST DAYS AWAY!

CHAMPION VERSUS CHAMPION – JUST DAYS AWAY! CHAMPION VERSUS CHAMPION – JUST DAYS AWAY! On Saturday 19 August at Carnival City, JHB, the middleweight champion, England’s Yannick Bahati clashes with the welterweight champion, South Africa’s Dricus du Plessis for the EFC middleweight championship of the world. Watch the Countdown to Bahati vs Du Plessis here: https://youtu.be/g4GFfkuJdcI The highly anticipated fight night also sees ‘Zulu Boy’, the blistering flyweight champ defend his title against the seemingly unstoppable Zimbabwean, Sylvester Chipfumbu. See the Countdown to Zulu vs Chipfumbu here: https://youtu.be/u8OctUnlrOs Plus the former champ, DRC’s Igeu Kabesa, faces South African Pierre Botha for the vacant EFC featherweight championship. The countdown to Kabesa vs Botha is here: https://youtu.be/zYbVsIqGZU4 Also featuring on the main card, South African Gareth Buirski takes-on new EFC signing, undefeated Englishman Cal Ellenor, and rising star Sindile Manengela collides with Barend Nienaber in the opening bout. MAIN CARD BOUTS Yannick...

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Pyramid Fights 3 Post Fight Interviews

Pyramid Fights 3 Post Fight Interviews  Pyramid Fights 3 Post Fight Interviews HR Baker grabs some interviews after the night’s action. To see full results click the link below. [Pyramid Fights 3 Results Sponsored By Scrap Soldier Clothing] PYRAMID FIGHTS 3: New Featherweight Champion – Solo Hatley – POST FIGHT INTERVIEW PYRAMID FIGHTS 3: Dawond Pickney – POST FIGHT INTERVIEW PYRAMID FIGHTS 3: Justin ‘The Grizzly Bear’ Frazier – MMA FIGHT INTERVIEW Pyramid Fights 3 Results Sponsored By Scrap Soldier Clothing...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 041 official results and photos: Myung Hyun-Man gets the knockout over Chris Barnett in the rematch

XIAOMI ROAD FC 041 OFFICIAL RESULTS XIAOMI ROAD FC 041 OFFICIAL RESULTS   Xiaomi ROAD FC 041 took place on August 12, 2017 in Wonju, South Korea at the Wonju Gymnasium. In the co-main event, the Women’s Atomweight match, the original press release dated August 12, 2017 stated that Maesawa Tomo defeated Lee Ye-Ji by Split Decision, 2:1.  Please note that the original reporting of this was incorrect.  The official results is Maesawa Tomo defeated Lee Ye-Ji by Split Decision,  2:0, 1 Draw .  Thank you for your consideration, and ROAD FC apologizes for any inconvenience caused. New Wave MMA ROAD FC is the stage where legends shine, rookies thrill, and epic battles are waged that determine the future of MMA. From the pageantry of the grand entrance to the final crunch of the KO, ROAD FC showcases the very best of Mixed Martial Arts sports and entertainment. As we say...

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