Tito Ortiz can still draw a crowd, even if the product isn’t pretty (Yahoo Sports)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 07: Tito Ortiz delivers a speech after being inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame during the UFC Fan Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Powers/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Ortiz gave his all Saturday in a win over Stephan Bonnar. And that’s all Bellator needs from him.


Source: http://us.rd.yahoo.com/sports/rss/mma/SIG=140f65g9h/*http%3A//sports.yahoo.com/news/tito-ortiz-shows-he-can-still-draw-a-crowd–even-if-the-product-isn-t-pretty-221104585-mma.html

Stephan Bonnar Lorenzo Borgomeo  Kyle Bradley  Jai Bradney  Ebenezer Fontes Braga

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Charles Rosa-Sean Soriano Featherweight Tilt Added to UFC Fight Night Boston

A featherweight bout between Charles Rosa and Sean Soriano has been added to the UFC Fight Night Boston lineup.

Source: http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Charles-RosaSean-Soriano-Featherweight-Tilt-Added-to-UFC-Fight-Night-Boston-77819

Royler Gracie Ryan Gracie Peter Graham Forrest Griffin Tyson Griffin

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UFC 180 Fight Motion super slow-mo Wedum knee to the face of Hunt

Check out the UFC’s Fight Motion Cam footage as it captures the biggest hits of UFC 180 in super slow-mo.

Source: http://www.mmatko.com/ufc-180-fight-motion-super-slow-mo-wedum-knee-to-the-face-of-hunt/

He Peng David Heath Delson Heleno Dan Henderson Josh Hendricks

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Nick Diaz is still acting like Nick Diaz, and everybody stands to benefit (Yahoo Sports)

MMA’s favorite anti-hero is back and already talking trash – just not to opponent Anderson Silva.


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Junie Browning Paul Buentello  Josh Burkman  Mikey Burnett  Murilo Bustamante 

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Willie Gates replaces Jussier Formiga, meets John Moraga at UFC on FOX 13

Source: http://www.mmafighting.com/2014/11/25/7287419/willie-gates-replaces-jussier-formiga-meets-john-moraga-at-ufc-on-fox

Matt Hamill Volk Han Joachim Hansen Antoni Hardonk Dan Hardy

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Ben Rothwell thinks brain damage might be triggering Alistair Overeem’s trash talk

Source: http://www.mmamania.com/2014/11/25/7283319/ufc-ben-rothwell-brain-damage-might-be-triggering-alistair-overeem-trash-talk-mma

Dan Bobish Vagam Bodjukyan Kotetsu Boku  Tony Bonello Stephan Bonnar

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Ferguson Missouri Is On Fire Again…..

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The St. Louis area braced for another day of protests on Tuesday after a grand jury cleared a white police officer in the fatal August shooting of an unarmed black teenager, sparking a night of violent and racially charged rioting.

About a dozen buildings in suburban Ferguson, Missouri,

burned overnight and police fired tear gas and flash-bang canisters at protesters, said St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar. Sixty-one people were arrested, police said.

Although no serious injuries were reported, Belmar said the rioting on Monday night and early Tuesday morning was "much worse" than the disturbances that erupted in the immediate aftermath of the shooting of Michael Brown, 18, by police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9.

Protests also were staged on Monday night in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Los Angeles, Oakland, California, and Washington, D.C., over a case that has highlighted long-standing racial tensions not just in predominantly black Ferguson but across the United States.

In the city of St. Louis, where windows were broken and traffic was briefly stopped on a major highway overnight, Police Chief Sam Dotson vowed to have a stronger police response on Tuesday night.

"A large presence, very early on, will be a deterrent," said Dotson, whose jurisdiction does not include Ferguson. "We’ll have resources deployed."

Schools in Ferguson and its surrounding cities said they planned not to open on Tuesday and city offices in Ferguson were also closed. Protesters planned to demonstrate on Tuesday outside the courthouse in Clayton, Missouri, where the grand jury sat.

The rioting came despite calls for calm from officials ranging from Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to President Barack Obama. Activist leaders had spent weeks training protesters in non-violent civil disobedience techniques and police also had been through conflict de-escalation training, although tempers flared after crowds threw bricks at police and set patrol cars on fire following the grand jury’s decision.

Officials disclosed that ruling well after sunset and hours after saying it was coming, a set of circumstances that led to protesters taking to the streets well after dark.

St. Louis police reported heavy gunfire late on Monday in the area near where Brown was slain but Belmar said officers did not fire a shot, even after they were pelted with rocks, bottles, batteries and other debris.

TWO SIDES OF TRAGEDY

Wilson could have faced charges ranging from involuntary manslaughter to first-degree murder and Brown’s family said through their lawyers that they were "profoundly disappointed" by the grand jury’s finding.

"They want the police to be held accountable, to treat us like Americans, too, so we can get equal justice," Brown family attorney Benjamin Crump said on CNN. "This system always allows police to hurt and kill our children. We’ve got to change that dynamic."

Brown’s family planned to speak to reporters at 11 a.m. CST, Crump said.

Attorneys for Wilson, who was placed on administrative leave and has avoided the spotlight since the shooting, said he was following his training and the law when he shot Brown.

"We recognize that many people will want to second-guess the grand jury’s decision," their statement said. "We would encourage anyone who wants to express an opinion do so in a respectful and peaceful manner."

Wilson told the grand jury that Brown had tried to grab his gun and he felt his life was in danger when he fired, according to documents released by prosecutors.

"I said, ‘Get back or I’m going to shoot you,’" Wilson said, according to the documents. "He immediately grabs my gun and says, ‘You are too much of a ***** to shoot me.’"

SEPARATE PROBE CONTINUES

The grand jury of nine whites and three blacks began meeting in late August and heard testimony from 60 witnesses called by the prosecution, including medical examiners who performed three autopsies, one by a private pathologist hired by Brown’s family.

St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch declined to say if the jury’s decision was unanimous. At least nine jurors would have needed to agree on indictment.

A separate federal investigation into the shooting continues and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder emphasized the Justice Department investigators had not reached any conclusions.

McCulloch described a tangled mass of conflicting testimony about what happened in the shooting but said much of it did not square with physical evidence.

Lawyers for Brown’s family say he was trying to surrender when he was shot while Wilson’s supporters say the officer feared for his life and fired in self-defense.

Witnesses disagreed on whether Brown’s hands were up at the time he was shot, McCulloch said, adding that Wilson shot at Brown 12 times. The final shot hit the top of his head.


Source ———-> http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/…0J80PR20141125

Source: http://www.mmaforum.com/lounge/188834-ferguson-missouri-fire-again.html

Ray Cooper  Kit Cope  Wesley Cabbage Correira  Patrick The Predator Côté  Randy The Natural Couture 

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Braulio Estima Stripped of 2014 IBJJF Title, Suspended 2 Years After Testing Positive

The International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation has suspended Braulio Estima for two years after failing a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency administered test for the banned substance Methylhexaneamine (DMAA).

Source: http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Braulio-Estima-Stripped-of-2014-IBJJF-Title-Suspended-2-Years-After-Testing-Positive-77535

Siyar Bahadurzada Bao Ligao  Josh Barnett  David Baron  Phil Baroni

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M-1 Challenge 54 & ACB 12 Dec. 17 in St. Petersburg, Russia



M-1 Challenge 54 & ACB 12 announced Divnich vs. Kurbanov battle for Vacant M-1 Challenge lightweight title
Streaming live Dec. 17 from St. Petersburg, Russia on M1Global.TV


M 1 Challenge 54 ACB 12 M 1 Challenge 54 & ACB 12 Dec. 17 in St. Petersburg, RussiaM-1 Global and ACB have announced a joint venture to co-promote M-1 Challenge 54 & ACB 12 December 17 at Palais des Sports Ice in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Two unbeaten fighters, Ukrainian Maxim Divnich (9-0-0, 5 KO/TKO, 1 SUB) and Russian Djambulat Kurbanov (6-0-1, 0 KO/TKO, 3 SUB), will fight for the vacant M-1 Challenge lightweight title

M-1 Global, which grew out of the League MMA M-1, traces its history back to 1997. It has promoted 180 events including nearly 10,000 fights. Absolute Championship Berkut (ABC) burst on the Russian MMA scene earlier this year, highlighted by its Grand Prix that featured more than 100 fighters.

“Executives from both companies (including Mairbeck Hasiev and Bekhan Hasiev from ACB) are confident that this joint venture will be successful,” M-1 Global president Vadim Finkelchtein said, “giving MMA fans in Russia a number of interesting fights as well as a very entertaining show. We plan on having 12 competitive fights, featuring the strongest fighters from Russian clubs like Berkut, Alexander Nevsky, Fightspirit, Sambo-Peter, Martial Arts Club No. 1, and Alexander Nevsky OEMK, in addition to having top fighters from several foreign countries.”

Divnich 150x150 M 1 Challenge 54 & ACB 12 Dec. 17 in St. Petersburg, RussiaDivnich (Alexander Nevsky) is one of the most exciting and promising fighters in Russia. He made his M-1 Challenge debut last year. He has twice been awarded KO of the Night as well as Fight of the Night once. His most impressive performance to date was this past May at M-1 Challenge 48: Battle of Nomads, in which he knocked previously unbeaten Max Coga (7-0-0) in the first-round with a devastating kick that earned him KO of the Night honors.

Kurbanov 150x150 M 1 Challenge 54 & ACB 12 Dec. 17 in St. Petersburg, RussiaKurbanov (Burkut) has had four M-1 fights, winning three with a draw. He is known for his ground attack having forced three of his opponents into submitting. Kurbanov has fully recovered from an eye injury that forced him to withdraw from his scheduled fights against Alexander Butenko on the eve of M-1 Challenge 51: Fightspirit this past September 7.

Additional fights will soon be announced. All fights and fighters are subject to change.

M-1 Challenge 54 & ACB will be streamed in high definition on www.M1Global.TV, live from Russia. Viewers will be able to watch the preliminary fights and main card by logging on to register at www.M1Global.TV. Fans may watch all of the action on their computers, as well as on Andriod and Apple smart phones and tablets.

M-1 Challenge 54 & ACB 12 Dec. 17 in St. Petersburg, Russia is a post from: MMA Interplay

Source: http://www.mmainterplay.com/mma/m-1-challenge-54-acb-12-dec-17-in-st-petersburg-russia-68506/

Andrei Arlovski  Ricardo Arona  Noboru Asahi Marcus Aurelio  Mikhail Avetisyan

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Dooho Choi vs Juan Manuel Puig Fight Finish Gif From Video UFC FN Austin 57

Dooho Choi vs Juan Manuel Puig Fight Finish Gif From Video UFC FN Austin 57

Source: http://www.mmatko.com/dooho-choi-vs-juan-manuel-puig-fight-finish-gif-from-video-ufc-fn-austin-57/

Yoshihiro Akiyama  Gilbert Aldana  José Aldo  John Alessio  Houston Alexander

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