Category Archives: Chris Gregory

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN TO HOST BELLATOR NYC: SONNEN VS. SILVA PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN TO HOST BELLATOR NYC: SONNEN VS. SILVA PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN TO HOST BELLATOR NYC: SONNEN VS. SILVA PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24   LOS ANGELES – Bellator MMA is bringing its biggest event ever to the “Big Apple!” Madison Square Garden, “The World’s Most Famous Arena” and Mecca of combat sports, will host Bellator’s first-ever mixed martial arts event in the state of New York on Saturday, June 24 with Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva. The blockbuster pay-per-view features two of the sport’s most recognizable names in Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC), who will finally meet in a light heavyweight fight that has been brewing since 2011. The double main event also features Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC), an MMA legend that many consider to be the greatest heavyweight fighter of all-time,...

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Evolution Fighting Championship introduces two new weight classes for 2017.

Evolution Fighting Championship is excited to introduce two new weight classes for 2017. Evolution Fighting Championship introduces two new weight classes for 2017. In an industry first for Mixed Martial Arts, Evolution Fighting Championship is excited to introduce two new weight classes for 2017.  The two new classes, Super-Welterweight (175 lbs) and Super-Lightweight (165 lbs), will be used for both Professional and Amatuer MMA bouts, and this will effectively eliminate the regular Welterweight class of 170 lbs at EFC events.  All fights will remain within regular Commission approved allowances for the standard weight classes.   The next event, EFC 5 will be held on May 13th, 2017 at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas, just 10 minutes from downtown Wichita.  Net proceeds will go directly to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. According to co-founder and event emcee Chris Gerhardt, “Over the past several years at various events,...

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Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin has signed with Bellator MMA.

Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin has signed with Bellator MMA. Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin has signed with Bellator MMA. Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin has won 4 of his last 5 fights inside the UFC and will be a huge addition to the Welterweight division in Bellator. He has notable wins over Jorge Masvidal, Robbie Lawler, and Neil Magny and is one of the top welterweights in the World. It’s not surprising that he signed with Bellator after contract negotiations fell through with the UFC....

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Matt Hughes coming out of retirement vs. Opinion

Matt Hughes coming out of retirement vs. Opinion Matt Hughes coming out of retirement vs. Opinion (MMAMadhouse.com’s Chris Gregory) There’s buzz about the possibility of UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes making a return to the cage. If you ask any competitor if they want to return most are probably going to say “Yes”. I think that Matt Hughes has cemented his legacy in the sport and he had a great career. It’s hard to tell a fighter to stay retired or tell them that the sport has evolved since they competed but it is the honest truth. This is all just my opinion but I hate seeing these older fighters that we consider legends fighting way past their prime and most comeback and get beat by the next generation of talent. It’s just speculation that Matt Hughes will come out of retirement but I...

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UFC Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson talks about Tyron Woodley and racism

UFC Flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson talks about Tyron Woodley and racism Demetrious Johnson on Tyron Woodley and racism:   “Everybody just misunderstands Tyron when he talks about that. But I understand where he’s coming from. “I don’t want to say it’s an issue. Because obviously I’ve been promoted very well as the flyweight champion. But can I say that people might feel there is? Yeah, probably people feel it. But I don’t think [UFC president] Dana White has ever been like, ‘I’m not gonna look at that [expletive], he’s black. Get somebody else in front of me.’ I don’t think Dana White is doing that. But I’m saying if people feel that way, it’s possible that some people feel that way. That’s just how it is.” UFC flyweight champion told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour....

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Walkout FC Middleweight champ Joseph Carriker puts his title on the line at WFC 6 “Night of Champions”

Walkout FC Middleweight champ Joseph Carriker puts his title on the line at WFC 6: “Night of Champions” Walkout FC Middleweight Champion Joseph Carriker will be returning to the WFC cage on Saturday, May 20th at WFC 6 “Night of Champions”. Carriker will be looking to defend his title for the 3rd time as he steps into the cage with #1 contender Austin Crist. This is a fight that fans have been waiting for since WFC 2 and now it is finally happening.  WFC Middleweight Champion Joseph Carriker is currently undefeated with an impressive 7-0 record. Carriker is a fan favorite because he constantly searches for the finish and has only been to the judges scorecards one time in his amateur career. Carriker holds multiple regional titles and trains under Sean Clifford at Joplin Brotherhood, one of the longest running gyms in Southwest Missouri. Top...

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Walkout FC Heavyweight champ Osha Johnson faces Brandon Huckaby at WFC 6 on May 20th

Walkout FC Heavyweight champ Osha Johnson faces Brandon Huckaby at WFC 6 on May 20th Walkout FC Heavyweight Champion Osha LaDale Johnson will be returning to the cage on Saturday, May 20th at WFC 6: “Night of Champions” and will be putting his title on the line against Former Regional (Missouri) Heavyweight Champion Brandon ‘Mongo’ Huckaby. Osha Johnson is the first Walkout FC Heavyweight champion and plans to defend the title against the best of the best in the Midwest. Johnson won the title when he edged out Gabe Sayeg in a 3 round battle at WFC 5 “Victory”. Brandon ‘Mongo’ Huckaby is a fan favorite in Missouri and is known for his role on the A&E reality series ‘God, Guns, & Automobiles’. ‘Mongo’ is one of the most experienced Heavyweights on the amateur circuit and will test himself against a rising star like Osha Johnson....

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Walkout FC announces One Night Tournament to crown a Featherweight Champion

Walkout FC announces One Night Tournament to crown a Featherweight Champion   Walkout FC is one of the fastest rising promotions in Kansas and they are excited to announce that they will be doing a One Night Tournament in order to crown a new amateur Featherweight champion at WFC 6: “Night of Champions” on Saturday, May 20th at the Cornerstone Event Center in Independence, Kansas. Tickets are available at WalkoutFC.com. WFC Featherweight Champion Brandon Bailey recently made his professional debut, leaving the title up for grabs. The tournament line up will feature regional champions, seasoned veterans, and rising stars. There’s not a lot of fighters willing to test themselves in a one night tournament and these fighters are ready to test their durability, skill, and heart when they step in the cage twice in one night. Jacob Hutchison (2-0) is still fresh in the sport but...

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The Yet to be Named MMA Show Featuring Julian Marquez, UFC 208 breakdown, and UFC in Kansas City

The Yet to be Named MMA Show Featuring Julian Marquez, UFC 208 breakdown, and more Hosts Dallas Browning and Chris Gregory bring you THE YET TO BE NAMED MMA SHOW, one of the funniest and thoughtful podcasts about fighting. Thursday at 11 p.m CST we will be joined by Professional Middleweight Julian Marquez to talk about his recent victory over UFC vet Matt Hamill, his obsession with John Wick, and his campaign to fight at UFC on Fox 24 in Kansas City. We will be verbally sparring about UFC 208, the first UFC event in Kansas City, and several MMA News stories going on right now so tune in or call in and ask us some questions… (310) 742-1799 The show starts at 11 p.m. CST!  ...

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