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Looking more like the LHW from Pride than the roided up HW.
Two weeks ago, UFC president Dana White confidently stated that he expected to swoop into Los Angeles and sign MMA-cross over star Gina Carano to fight in the UFC in the next week. As it turns out, getting the former fighter to come back to the cage is proving more difficult than White anticipated.
Carano is still not signed to the UFC and White cited unspecified complications Saturday night in San Jose at the UFC on FOX 12 Â post-event press conference. “It’s complicated,” White said.
The UFC boss said that talks are going well in some ways, but that the delay is due to the un-named complications. “It’s going very positive, but it’s complicated,” he said.
Though White didn’t elaborate and Carano has not either, one might imagine that the movie career of “Conviction” may be the source of some of the complication. Carano has not fought since 2009, and since that time has focused on her growing film career.
It isn’t hard to imagine that shooting schedules and contracts with film studios and agencies may complicate Carano’s intention to get back into fighting in many different ways. Though Carano lost the last time she fought, to “Cyborg” Justino, it is expected that she would fight UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, should she sign with the UFC.
Rousey has expressed an eagerness to fight Carano, alternately saying that she herself would go back up in weight to 145 to fight the star and that the Muay Thai specialist has earned a crack at the 135 pound belt. Are you interested in seeing Carano fight Rousey, or would you rather she take on someone else, first?
Let us know in the comments section!
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Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of Enfusion 20 from Mallorca, Spain this Saturday, July 12, at 2:30 p.m. ET, featuring some of Europe’s top kickboxing prospects.
Enfusion 20 will be aired live on Cablevision’s Optimum TV in the U.S. and nationwide in Canada.
The Enfusion female 54 kg world championship will be up for grabs as Morocco’s Iman Ghablou takes on England’s Iman Barlow.
In other featured bouts, Damian Garcia and Loren Jorge throw down in a clash of Spanish standouts, German Christian Brorhilker battles Dutchman Wendell Roche, Spain’s Kike Bonnin faces Germany’s Olli Koch, Spain’s Antonio Gomez takes on Portuguese prospect Ricardo Luiz, plus Spain’s Ruben Barnabe kicks off the festivities against Frenchman Thomas Alisier.
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Fight Network (www.fightnetwork.com) is the world’s premier combat sports network dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, including fights, fighters, fight news and fight lifestyle. The channel is available on Cablevision’s Optimum TV in the U.S., all major carriers in Canada and over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, a programming block on Pursuit Channel (www.pursuitchannel.com), on TSN Radio in Canada via its program “Live Audio Wrestling,” and its programming on Sirius XM Channel 167, as well as its recent acquisition of My Combat Channel. Fight Network’s parent company Anthem Media Group Inc. also owns a significant ownership interest in Pursuit Channel and launched Fantasy (FNTSY) Sports Network (www.fantasysportsnetwork.com) across North America in March 2014.
Marcin Tybura (10-0) vs Damian Grabowski (19-1) main event Fight Video M-1 Challenge 50 Battle of Neva. The bout took place on 08/16/2014 in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Ryan Bader defeated Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 47. In the night’s co-main event, Ross Pearson knocked out Gray Maynard.
There were other fights on the card. Most of them were pretty good. Unfortunately, terrible pacing really KILLED the card. It felt like an eternity between each fight. The six-fight main card started at 10 pm and didn’t finish until after 1 am. Brutal.
Remember when the UFC said they’d “put the ‘Bang’ in Bangor?” They didn’t.
Fortunately for you, we recapped the main card so you don’t have to sit through hours of terrible Nos commercials. Enjoy!
The first fight on the main card featured Thiago Tavares’ one-round drubbing of Robbie Peralta. Tavares took him down almost immediately, stymied him with top control, and sunk in a rear-naked choke.
Shawn Jordan vs. Jack May was up next. Imagine a Bellator heavyweight fight but even more lackluster and that’s what this fight looked like. Thankfully, May gassed in the third round, which allowed Jordan to take him down and land a TKO win via ground and pound. Let’s just forget about this one and move on.
Alan Jouban and Seth Baczynski got the terrible taste out of our mouths. After a bit of inactivity in the beginning the two started scrapping wildly. A huge right hand from Jouban caught Baczynski on the chin and DROPPED him straight the canvas. It was the cleanest KO we’ve seen in a while.
The next fight ended with an equally awesome knockout. Tim Boetsch met Brad Tavares. Tavares picked Boetsch apart the entire first round. Boetsch’s face looked like it had been thrown into a wood chipper. But Boetsch ultimately managed to channel his comeback spirit in the second frame and land a shot to Tavares’ chin that dropped him. Tavares managed to scramble back to his feet, but was dropped a second time. The fight was called, and Boetsch’s hand was raised.
The string of KOs continued with Gray Maynard vs. Ross Pearson. In the first round, Maynard out-wrestled Pearson. There wasn’t a ton of other action to discuss. In the second, Pearson landed a hook that wobbled Maynard and sent him to the floor. Maynard turtled up while Pearson landed tons of ground and pound. The fight was over. One has to think Maynard’s career might be over.
Unfortunately, the main event was easily one of the worst fights in recent memory. Ryan Bader smothered an overmatched Ovince St.Preux for five rounds. We have nothing more to say about it because it was terrible.
Here were the card’s complete results:
Ryan Bader def. Ovince St. Preux via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
Ross Pearson def. Gray Maynard via TKO (punches) 1:35 of round 2
Tim Boetsch def. Brad Tavares via TKO (punches) 3:18 of round 2
Alan Jouban def. Seth Baczynski via KO (punches) 4:23 of round 1
Shawn Jordan def. Jack May via TKO (punches) 2:55 of round 3
Thiago Tavares def. Robbie Peralta via submission (rear-naked choke), 4:27 of round 1
Jussier Formiga def. Zach Makovsky via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Sara McMann def. Lauren Murphy via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Tom Watson def. Sam Alvey via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Frankie Saenz def. Nolan Ticman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)