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As Ramadan begins, Brave CF looks to inspire and be inspired by its Muslim fighters

As Ramadan begins, Brave CF looks to inspire and be inspired by its Muslim fighters As Ramadan begins, Brave CF looks to inspire and be inspired by its muslim fighters The ninth month of the Islamic calendar is one of spiritual reflection, solidarity and devotion. Ramadan is a period where muslims around the world reflect on their faith, their mission on this planet and look to practice solidarity. For mixed martial artists it is also a time of sacrifice. The self-imposed fasts are made in order to cleanse the soul and practice empathy for the less fortunate. And MMA fighters do it while maintaining a strong training regimen in multiple martial arts plus tough physical training.   As a truly global organization, Brave Combat Federation counts among its ranks several muslim fighters. Because of this, everyone involved with the organization is aware of the sacrifices and...

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Damir Ismagulov stops Maxim Divnich to become new M-1 Challenge Lightweight Champion

Damir Ismagulov stops Maxim Divnich to become new M-1 Challenge Lightweight Champion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Damir Ismagulov stops Maxim Divnich to become new M-1 Challenge Lightweight Champion M-1 CHALLENGE 78 RESULTS New M-1 Challenge Lightweight Champion Damir Ismagulov Additional photos are available at: https://yadi.sk/d/qxxExTyC3JYnwN ORENBURG, Russia (May 27, 2017) – A new M-1 Challenge lightweight champion was crowned last night as Damir Ismagulov knocked out former champion Maxim Divnich at the end of the fifth and final championship round in the M-1 Challenge 78 main event at Orenburg, Russia. M-1 Challenge 78 was a true international event with fighters representing eight different countries: Russia, Brazil, Belarus, USA, UK, Sweden, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan. Ismagulov (11-2-0, M-1: 7-1-0), fighting out of Russia by way of Kazakhstan, fought Divnich (13-3-0, M-1: 7-3-0) at home, in Orenburg, for the vacant M-1 Challenge lightweight title, where Divnich had lost his...

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ONE WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ANGELA LEE FINISHES ISTELA NUNES WITH ANACONDA CHOKE

ONE WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ANGELA LEE FINISHES ISTELA NUNES WITH ANACONDA CHOKE ONE WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ANGELA LEE FINISHES ISTELA NUNES WITH ANACONDA CHOKE PLUS: BEN ASKREN MAKES QUICK WORK OF AGILAN THANI ALSO: ZEBAZTIAN KADESTAM STOPS LUIS SANTOS WITH KNEES IN ONE DEBUT 26 May 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), once again electrified the Singapore Indoor Stadium as the organization played host to yet another evening of authentic martial arts action. ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS showcased the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent, featuring a packed card of compelling bouts that left the crowd on the edge of their seats. In the main event, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee of Singapore retained her title with a spectacular submission finish over top contender Istela Nunes of Brazil. In the...

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ShoFIGHT: Super Smash Results Sponsored By Scrap Soldier Clothing

Saturday May 27th ShoFIGHT: Summer Smash goes down live from Clarion Hotel & Events Center in Branson, Missouri. Live Results Provided by HR Jimmy Baker and sponsored by Scrap Soldier Clothing  Full Fight Card: MAIN EVENT 145- Richard Mays (Hogeye MMA) vs Quinten Davidson (BFC) Davidson defs Mays via Triangle Choke 2nd Rd @ 2:02 CO MAIN EVENT 155-Jim Sparlin (IRON CORE Athletics) vs Marshall Kemp (GLORY Mt Grove) Kemp defs Sparling via Ref Stoppage/Strikes 1st Rd @ 1:33 155- Josh Wilhelm (SFC) vs David McKenzie (Indy)  Wilhelm defs McKenzie via TKO 1st Rd @ 1:05 205- Eric Scott (BFC) vs Melvin Miexner (IRON CORE Athletics) Scott defs Miexner via RNC 1st Rd @2:07 135-Adam Sova (Hybrid MMA) vs Colton Hamm (Ronin Shodown) Hamm defs Sova via Split Decision 205-Eric Favella (IRON CORE Athletics) vs Kris Dodson (SFC) Favella defs Dodson via TKO 2nd Rd @ :32 Grappling 185– Cody...

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ALLIANCE MMA ANNOUNCES BURT WATSON TO TAKE CHARGE IN NEW LEADERSHIP POSITION

ALLIANCE MMA ANNOUNCES BURT WATSON TO TAKE CHARGE IN NEW LEADERSHIP POSITION ALLIANCE MMA ANNOUNCES BURT WATSON TO TAKE CHARGE IN NEW LEADERSHIP POSITION Key Operations Role to Intensify Focus on Revenue and Profitability   NEW YORK, NY – May 26, 2017 – Alliance MMA, Inc. (“Alliance MMA” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: AMMA), a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) company that brings together leading regional productions to build the next generation of MMA champions, announced today that Burt Watson has been promoted, effectively immediately, to Executive Vice President, Operations. The newly formed position was necessitated by the Company’s rapidly expanding domestic footprint which now includes 9 branded regional MMA promotions, each strategically positioned in the top media markets across the country.   “We are extremely gratified that Burt will now be applying his well-seasoned promotional experience and extraordinary leadership skills, working in close collaboration with...

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Duda Sales defends his belt at Batalha MMA Championship 6 on Saturday

Duda Sales defends his belt at Batalha MMA Championship 6 on Saturday Duda Sales defends his belt at Batalha MMA Championship 6 on Saturday In its first year of existence MMA Championship Battle stood out in the national MMA scene and was nominated as revelation event in 2016 for the Award Osvaldo Paquetá, considered the Oscar of the National MMA. In 2017 the Battle prepares to become among the best organizations in the country and has been working hard since the beginning of the year. In March held its fifth edition and preparing by the end of the first half two other events: On 26 May, in the city of Osasco and on June 10 in the town of Santa Isabel, closing the half with seven editions held. Next Saturday, the Battle MMA Championship 6, an unprecedented event in the event: the card for the first...

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Six Boxing & Two MMA Bouts Set For Fight Club OC Show In One Week

Six Boxing & Two MMA Bouts Set For Fight Club OC Show In One Week 41-5 Michael Farenas knocks down Yuriorkis Gamboa Four solid pro boxing bouts and two very solid pro mixed martial arts bouts are set for next Thursday’s Fight Club OC show in The Hangar at the OC Fair & Event Center. The June 1st show will be highlighted by an eight-round featured bout starring lightweight contender 41-5 Michael Farenas. The Filipino who goes by the nickname “Hammer Fist” has been inactive for the past 16 months but now has moved to Los Angeles with a new trainer and management, and is ready to get back in the lightweight title picture. Farenas will face Mexicali’s tough Oscar Mora in this solid eight round bout. The June 1st Fight Club OC show will also feature the pro boxing debut of Irvine High School...

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Fight Network to Live Broadcast ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes, M-1 Challenge 78, KSW 39: Colosseum, “Brave Warriors in Action” & UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira PRELIMS

Fight Network to Live Broadcast ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes, M-1 Challenge 78, KSW 39: Colosseum, “Brave Warriors in Action” & UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira PRELIMS For Immediate Release – May 25, 2017 Fight Network to Live Broadcast ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes,   M-1 Challenge 78, KSW 39: Colosseum, “Brave Warriors in Action” &  UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira PRELIMS TORONTO – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 multi-platform channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a stacked weekend of live events, beginning on Friday morning, May 26, at 8:30 a.m. ET with ONE Championship: Dynasty of Heroes from Kallang, Singapore, co-headlined by a pair of championship clashes as undefeated women’s strawweight queen Angela Lee (7-0) defends against fellow unbeaten Brazilian contender Istela Nunes (6-0), while world-renowned American wrestlerBen Askren (15-0) risks his perfect record and ONE welterweight crown...

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Indian rivals and Brave fighters Mangat and Farhad clash on social media

Indian rivals and Brave fighters Mangat and Farhad clash on social media Indian rivals and Brave fighters Mangat and Farhad clash on social media Gurdarshan Mangat and Mohammed Farhad were two of the finest performers when Brave touched down in Mumbai, India for their first ever event there, at Brave 5: Go For Glory, last April. Saint Lion settled a rivalry with Abdul “The Cutman” Muneer, beating the experienced fighter by unanimous decision at the co-main event. Earlier that night, Farhad needed only 40 seconds to TKO Irfan Khan, earning fastest knockout in Brave Combat Federation’s history. The historic victory improved Farhad’s overall record to nine wins with two defeats, while Mangat moved to 10-1. Now the two Indian Bantamweights look to be on a collision course and are using social media to engage in trash talk hoping Brave officials match them up next. The...

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M-1 Challenge 79 weights & pictures from Russia

M-1 Challenge 79 weights & pictures from Russia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE M-1 CHALLENGE 78 OFFICIAL WEIGHTS MAIN CARD MAIN EVENT – VACANT M-1 CHALLENGE LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – 5 X 5 Maxim Divnich (13-2-0, M-1: 7-2-0), Ukraine 154 lbs. (70.2 kg) vs. Damir Ismagulov (10-2-0, M-1: 6-1-0), Russia by way of Kazakhstan 154 lbs. (70.2 kg) LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Mikhail Ragozin (7-2-0, M-1: 0-0-0-), Russia204 lbs. (92.7 kg) vs. Alan Bispo De Santana (5-1-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Brazil 203 lbs. (92.2 kg) MIDDLEWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Dmitry Voitov (15-6-0, M-1: 3-2-0) Belarus 185 lbs. (84.0 kg) vs. Caio Magalhaes (9-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), Brazil 185 lbs. (84.0 kg) WELTERWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Maksim Grabovich (5-3-0, M-1: 4-2-0), Russia 169 ½ lbs. (76.9 kg) vs. Keith Johnson (11-3-0, M-1: 0-0-0), USA 77.3 lbs. (77.3 kg) BANTAMWEIGHTS – 3 X 5 Vadim Malygin (8-2-1, M-1:...

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