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Bessette returns to Twin River against Spoon

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 28th, 2017) — CES MMA has upped the ante for its upcoming AXS TV showcase, featuring the return of World Featherweight Champion Matt Bessette, plus an intriguing welterweight bout between two rising prospects vying for their own shot at the title. Bessette (21-7, 6 KOs), the widely-popular, reigning title-holder in the 145-pound…

Cédric Doumbé Headlines GLORY 42 Paris Rematching Nieky Holzken

French stars Antoine Pinto and Jimmy Vienot added to GLORY 42 SuperFight Series AMSTERDAM (April 25, 2017) – GLORY welterweight world champion Cédric “The Best” Doumbé (66-4-1, 39 KO, fighting out of France) defends his title on home soil, headlining with rival Nieky “The Natural” Holzken (90-12, 46 KO, fighting out of the Netherlands) as…

Hesdy Gerges and Chi Lewis-Parry Meet at GLORY 41 Holland

Chinese featherweight Chenglong Zhang takes on Wilson Sanches Mendes and Heavyweight Contender Tournament Field Set: Silva, Vigney, Marshall, Stoforidis AMSTERDAM (April 25, 2017) – – The world’s premier kickboxing league announced six bouts, joining an already loaded lineup as Brabanthallen Exhibition Centre in Den Bosch hosts GLORY 41 Holland and GLORY 41 SuperFight Series on Saturday,…

Evloev stops Nevzorov to capture Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title

M-1 CHALLENGE 76 RESULTS NAZRAN, Ingushetia, Russia (April 23, 2017) – Undefeated Movsar Evloev captured the Interim M-1 Challenge bantamweight title in last night’s M-1 Challenge 76 main event at Nazran, Ingushetia, Russia. Evloev improved his professional MMA record to 7-0-0, all in M-1 Challenge events, by knocking out Russian Alexey Nevzorov (12-3-0, M-1: 6-2-0)…

Erosa Defends Title, Defeats Harrington at CageSport 45

TACOMA, Wash.(April 22, 2017) – Repeat or reclaim? That was the question surrounding the main event of CageSport 45. Julian Erosa provided the answer relatively fast. Erosa successfully defended his CageSport lightweight championship by defeating former title-holder Justin Harrington by first-round knockout Saturday at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. Erosa (19-4) ended the…

Erosa, Harrington Title Fight Headlines CageSport 45

Erosa to defend Lightweight Championship against former titlist Harrington TACOMA, Wash. (April 18th, 2017)– Julian “Juicy J” Erosa will put his lightweight championship on the line against former titlist Justin “Ruckus” Harrington in the main event of CageSport 45 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash. on Saturday. The five-round championship fight marks one…

Rico Verhoeven Returns To Headline GLORY 41

AMSTERDAM (April 5, 2017) – “The King of Kickboxing” is officially back, returning to the GLORY ring for the first time since defeating Badr Hari via TKO in front of the sold-out crowd at König Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany for GLORY: COLLISION in December. GLORY heavyweight world champion Rico “The King of Kickboxing” Verhoeven…

Busy May & June for M-1 Global

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (March 31, 2017) – M-1 Global president Vadim Finkelchtein (pictured above) has announced five M-1 Challenge events to be held this May and June. Below is a Q & A with the veteran MMA promoter: Can you tell us about plans for upcoming M-1 Global events? VF: “In the next 2-3 months…

Dmitry Bivol To Defend Against Samuel Clarkson

NEW YORK (March 21, 2017) – Undefeated former Russian amateur standout Dmitry Bivol will defend his Interim WBA Light Heavyweight Title against Samuel Clarkson in the 12-round main event of ShoBox: The New Generation on Friday, April 14 live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT) at MGM National Harbor in National Harbor, Md., just outside of…

Darrion Caldwell, Leandro Higo Receives Title Shot Against Eduardo Dantas At Bellator 177

LOS ANGELES — (March 14, 2017) – Following an undisclosed injury to Darrion Caldwell, budding superstarLeandro “Pitbull” Higo(17-2) will now challenge current champion Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas(19-4) in a bantamweight world title fight at Bellator 177: Dantas vs. Higoinside the Budapest Sports Arena on April 14. In addition, John “Macapa”(21-1-2) will faceDaniel Weichel (38-9) in a…