Boxers looking for fights

Fighters looking for fights?

EFP releases website designed to assist fighters, coaches and managers to find fights. The site www.explosivefights.com has a simple concept. With fighters constantly looking for fights this website can serve as a go to spot to easily “bid” for a fight. After a very easy sign up a fighter can login and bid. After the bid is submitted a member of the promotion will contact them and continue the process as is typically done. “It’s an easy to use tool for fighters, coaches and managers to reach promotions and get fights booked quickly and efficiently,” said  EFP Spokesperson Alicea McMichael. “This will provide another resource to help fill fight cards and improve both the fighter and customer experience at boxing Events.”

The website has the ability to feature Pro Boxing, Amateur Boxing and Kickboxing Events.

 

 

Opening odds: TBA has better odds to win Bellator tourney than 'King Mo,' Sonnen, 'Rampage'

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Welcome to the wild world of multi-event MMA tournaments, where chaos often reigns supreme.

Take for instance the Bellator MMA World Grand Prix 2018, where eight fighters – heavyweights and light heavyweights – will fight for the organization’s vacant heavyweight title. The veteran-heavy field (the youngest participant is a not-so-young 34, after all) features many familiar names, and the odds are now out for who will claim the tournament championship.

And here’s an interesting tidbit: “The field” – or, a fighter not currently in the group of eight – has better odds to win the tournament than three of the announced participants.

Veteran MMA oddsmaker Joey Oddessa recently posted the lines for the full tournament field, which includes four heavyweights: former PRIDE champion Fedor Emelianenko (36-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA), two-time former UFC titleholder Frank Mir (18-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), Matt Mitrione (12-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) and Roy Nelson (23-14 MMA, 1-0 BMMA). Additionally, at light heavyweight, we have current Bellator 205-pound champ Ryan Bader (24-5 MMA, 2-0 BMMA), former UFC titleholder Quinton Jackson (37-12 MMA, 4-1 BMMA), ex-Strikeforce champ Muhammed Lawal (21-6 MMA, 10-4 BMMA) and multi-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen (29-15-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA).

Here are the odds via Oddessa, listed from best to worst (via Twitter):

  1. Mitrione +200
  2. Bader +260
  3. Mir +380
  4. Nelson +500
  5. Emelianenko +500
  6. Field (any other fighter) +1000
  7. Sonnen +1200
  8. Lawal +1200
  9. Jackson +1500

At those odds, a winning $100 bet on Mitrione would result in a net profit of $200; a winning $100 bet on “Rampage” Jackson would net $1,500. And if you bet the field and none of the eight listed fighters wins the tourney, the payoff would be $1,000.

The odds are close to mirroring a poll we ran earlier this week in which we asked MMAjunkie readers to predict the eventual tourney winner:

The opening-round matchups and event dates haven’t been formally announced, but they could have an impact on the odds once they’re set. For now, though, the big men – with the exception of Bader, who has the second-best odds – are the frontrunners to win the grand prix.

Should “TBA” pull off the tournament victory, it wouldn’t be the first time Bellator President Scott Coker has seen a replacement claim a grand-prix title. When Coker was at the helm of now-defunct Strikeforce organization, current UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier won the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix in 2012.

For more on the upcoming Bellator schedule, visit the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Cat Zingano Returns Against Ketlen Vieira at UFC 222 in Las Vegas

Cat Zingano has finally booked her return fight in the UFC.

The former title contender has been out of action since UFC 200 but Zingano has now booked her next fight against undefeated Brazilian Ketlen Vieira.

Sources close to the matchup confirmed to MMAWeekly that the fighters have agreed to meet at UFC 222, which takes place on March 3 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. MMABrasil initially reported the matchup on Saturday.Ketlen Vieira UFC 215 fight highlights

Zingano has been out of action for well over a year while dealing with nagging injuries that also prevented her from accepting a bout against current women’s featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino earlier this year.

Now it appears Zingano is back to 100-percent but she’ll have a tough task ahead of her when she returns as Vieira has been unstoppable since joining the UFC roster.

Most recently, Vieira dispatched of former title contender Sara McMann by submission to move her record to a perfect 9-0.

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Michael Chandler vs. Goiti Yamauchi slated for Bellator 192

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Former lightweight champion Michael Chandler isn’t getting an immediate title rematch.

Instead, Chandler (16-4 MMA, 13-4 BMMA), who lost his title after suffering a lower-leg injury in a June loss to Brent Primus, is slated to fight Goiti Yamauchi (22-3 MMA, 8-2 BMMA) at Bellator 192.

Chandler announced the fight via Instagram following an initial report from MMAFighting.com:

Instagram Photo

Bellator 192 takes place Jan. 20 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The main card airs on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.

Before the title loss – which proved to be a major debacle – Chandler, who’s an honorable mention in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA lightweight rankings, halted a three-fight skid with four straight victories. During that run, the 31-year-old, who earned NCAA Division I All-American wrestling honors at the University of Missouri, defeated the likes of former UFC champ Benson Henderson and vet Patricky Freire.

He now meets Yamauchi, a 24-year-old Japanese-born Brazilian submission specialist who’s riding a three-fight winning streak with six victories in his past seven fights. Most recently, he scored a submission victory over Adam Piccolotti in September. His past five wins have all come via submission.

The latest Bellator 192 card now includes:

  • Champ Douglas Lima vs. Rory MacDonald – for welterweight title
  • Michael Chandler vs. Goiti Yamauchi

For more on Bellator 192, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2568 with Aljamain Sterling, Matt Mitrione, Fowlkes, Martin

Stream or download Friday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Aljamain Sterling, Matt Mitrione, Ben Fowlkes and Damon Martin.

Sterling recently lost Rani Yahya as an opponent at UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno, Calif., on Dec. 9. He talked about what he wants next in the wake of that news. Mitrione talked about his upcoming spot in Bellator’s heavyweight grand prix, which will take place over the course of 2018 and crown a new champion.

MMAjunkie’s Fowlkes called in to discuss some of the latest MMA news, including his thoughts on the Fabricio Werdum-Colby Covington incident and Conor McGregor’s apology. Veteran MMA journalist Martin shared some insight into a possible Tyron Woodley-Nate Diaz booking, as well as what’s next for the UFC in 2018.

You can listen below or stream the entire episode on AudioBoom.com.

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Denise Kielholtz Wins Bellator MMA Debut by Submission (Bellator 188 Full Fight)

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Promotional newcomer Denise Kielholtz won her Bellator MMA debut by submitting Jessica Middleton at Bellator 188 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Watch the full fight.

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John Salter Scores Quick Submission to Extend Winning Streak (Bellator 188 Full Fight)

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John Salter extended his winning streak by submitting Jason Radcliffe at Bellator 188 and continues to ascend toward the top of the middleweight division.

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Lineup set for UFC's debut in Shanghai – with a 3:45 a.m. ET start time

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The UFC heads to mainland China for the first time next week, and the lineup is set for the card.

UFC Fight Night 122 takes place next Saturday, Nov. 25, at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. The entire card streams on UFC Fight Pass.

In the main event, former middleweight champion Michael Bisping (30-8 MMA, 20-8 UFC) will make a 21-day turnaround from his UFC 217 title loss to Georges St-Pierre after agreeing to fight Kelvin Gastelum (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) on short notice.

UFC Fight Night 122 lost its original main event last week when former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (34-8 MMA, 17-4 UFC) was flagged with a potential U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation.

In the co-main event, welterweights Li Jingliang (13-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) vs. Zak Ottow (15-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) will hook up. Also on the main card, Alex Caceres (13-10 MMA, 8-8 UFC) takes on Wang Guan (16-1-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at featherweight. And to open the main card, Alex Garcia (14-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) takes on Muslim Salikhov (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at welterweight.

The full UFC Fight Night 122 card now includes:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 a.m. ET)

  • Michael Bisping vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • Li Jingliang vs. Zak Ottow
  • Alex Caceres vs. Wang Guan
  • Alex Garcia vs. Muslim Salikhov

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 3:45 a.m. ET)

For more on UFC Fight Night 122, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

 

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Source: MMA Junkie

Bellator 188 highlights: John Salter is really on a roll

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John Salter’s career resurgence continued at Friday’s Bellator 188 event.

Salter (15-3 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) picked up his seventh straight stoppage victory – and his fifth conservative Bellator win – after tapping out Jason Radcliffe (12-5, 1-1 BMMA) with a first-round rear-naked choke.

Salter, who set the Bellator-middleweight submission record with four, is now 10-1 with 10 stoppages since a 1-2 stint with the UFC in 2010.

Bellator 188 took place Thursday at Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, it and aired Friday on Spike via one-day delay.

Also on the card, Israeli featherweight Noad Lahat (12-3 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) topped Jeremiah Labiano (11-5 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) via points in the headliner, welterweight Haim Gozali (8-4 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) put Arsen Faitovich (4-2 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) to sleep with a triangle choke in the co-headliner, and flyweight Denise Kielholtz (1-1) submitted Jessica Middleton (2-3) with a scarf hold armlock.

Check out all of the highlights above.

For complete coverage of Bellator 188, including a full event recap, check out the MMA events section of the site.

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CES MMA 47 highlights: 6 main-card fights, 6 stoppages, 6 in 1st round

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If you like to keep the judges out of your MMA viewing, Friday’s CES MMA 47 event was the show for you.

The event, which aired on AXS TV from Twin River Casino in Lincoln, R.I., featured six main-card bouts. Six ended via stoppage – all in the first round.

For real.

In fact, the entire main card featured just 16 total minutes of fighting.

In the headliner, Greg Rebello (23-8) needed just 82 seconds to stop fellow heavyweight Derrick Brown (7-5) via TKO with punches. It marked his 11th victory under the CES MMA banner, where the 35-year-old Rhode Island native almost exclusively since 2012. After the win, which came via stiff combo, he called for a shot in the UFC.

In the co-main event, Nate Andrews (12-1) picked up his sixth straight victory and fifth consecutive submission win with a first-round rear-naked choke of Tyler Combs (15-17-1) in a 160-pound catchweight affair.

Check out all of the highlights above.

The full CES MMA 47 results included:

For more on CES MMA 47, check out the MMA Events section of the site.

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UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura Main Event Preview

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Take a look inside the Fight Night Sydney main event between No. 2 heavyweight Fabricio Werdum and No. 8 Marcin Tybura. UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs Tybura goes down this Saturday.

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