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Glory 32 “Virginia” will take place on July 22 inside the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va., the promotion announced Tuesday. The event will be televised live on both ESPN3 and UFC Fight Pass.
Glory 32 will be anchored by a championship rematch, as featherweight champ Serhiy Adamchuk (33-5, 14 KOs) will defend his title against Gabriel Varga. The Ukrainian snatched the belt away from Varga (27-3, 8 KOs) via five-round decision at Glory 25 “Milan” in November and now the Canadian seeks vengeance.
Adamchuk defended his title at Glory 28 “Paris” by out-pointing Mosab Amrani and then stepped up on last-minute notice at Glory 29 “Copenhagen” last month to fight Mohammed El Mir at lightweight. Adamchuk won a unanimous decision in an entertaining battle.
Meanwhile, Varga stayed active fighting for another promotion. The Toronto native rebounded from his loss by dominating Liu Wei in China and winning the Hero Legends featherweight crown in January.
Additional matches for Glory 32 as well as the full SuperFight Series undercard will be announced soon.
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Heavyweight veteran Bob Sapp will end his retirement from mixed martial arts this summer after nearly three years away from the sport.
Korean promoter Road Fighting Championship on Tuesday announced that Sapp will square off against China’s Aorigele in the main event of Road FC 32. The event takes place July 2 at the 20,000-seat Hunan International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Hunan, China.
Sapp, 42, walked away from MMA in 2013 following a string of 12 consecutive losses, 11 of which came inside the first round. At the time of his retirement, the former Pride FC and K-1 fighter claimed to have “well over $10 million,” which meant he no longer needed to fight for money.
Sapp’s opponent is a 21-year-old provincial sanda champion with less than two years of MMA experience under his belt. The “Heavyweight Supernova” advanced past the first round of Road FC’s recent openweight tournament but was stopped in April by Hong Man Choi via 96-second knockout.
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Colin Cowherd of FOX Sports revealed that he has gotten information indicating Mayweather vs. McGregor will take place the weekend of Sept. 17, 2016, in Las Vegas.
“I have already booked two rooms for Sept. 17 and 18 in Las Vegas,” Cowherd said. “My intel is Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather is going to happen. It changed late last week. I got a call, then somebody else sent me something yesterday and Saturday and we booked rooms in Vegas.”
Mayweather has said that he will not come out of retirement for any fight that guarantees him less than $100 million, and he has reportedly offered to pay McGregor about half of that. In an interview over the weekend, McGregor had some choice words for Mayweather regarding who needs the fight more. Here's what McGregor had to say.
“He’s getting old now. I have the size, I have the reach, I have the height. I have the youth. He needs me. I don’t need him,” the UFC featherweight champion said. “Who else can he fight? He fights someone else in the boxing realm, and all of a sudden the pay goes from $100 million to $15 million. He needs me. If he wants to talk, we can talk, but it’s me who’s in control here.”
The fight is not official yet, we will keep you posted.
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Warning: the above video shows the fatal shooting of Amokrane Sabet and contains graphic violence.
Amokrane Sabet, a onetime MMA fighter, was shot to death by Indonesian police on Sunday after fatally stabbing an officer.
Sabet was supposed to be arrested due to mounting complaints over his erratic behavior toward business owners in the coastal village of Canggu, where he had lived for approximately two years. However, when police arrived at his home, Sabet produced a knife and stabbed to death 39-year-old officer Anak Agung Putu Sud
Bali Police Chief Inspector General Sugeng Priyanto told local media that warning shots were fired and ignored before officers were ultimately forced to shoot Sabet. Approximately 15 shots can be heard in disturbing videos of the incident posted to YouTube on Monday by the account erickney88.
Priyanto said that Sabet was known to local business owners and that “he would often make trouble, not paying at restaurants and saying to people, ‘I kill you, f--k you,’ and other rude words.” Last month, a local newspaper in Bali ran multiple articles about Sabet’s behavior and noted that the former fighter had been threatened with deportation.
Prior to living in Indonesia, Sabet competed in at least four documented MMA bouts in England, including three for the Ultimate Challenge MMA organization. His professional record stood at 1-3, with two losses by way of submission and one via knockout.
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Resurrection Fighting Alliance announced this week that RFA 39 will be held in the Chicagoland on June 17.
The event will be anchored by featherweight champ Raoni Barcelos will defend his title for the first time against Bobby Moffett.
RFA 39 will be televised live on AXS TV starting at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT and will be held inside Hammond Civic Center in Hammond, Ind., just southeast of Chicago.
Barcelos won the title at RFA 29 where he beat Ricky Musgrave via unanimous decision. One of the best featherweight prospects in the sport, he has bounced back with two wins since losing for the only time as a pro.
Moffett, a native of The Homewood, Illinois, has won four in a row with three of those victories coming via stoppage.
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According to The Straits Times, Singapore-based MMA organization One Championship will partner with Under Armour at its events in Southeast Asia this year.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the partnership will take effect at One “Ascent to Power” on May 6 in Kallang, Singapore. The One-Under Armour alliance will also be on display at future events in Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.
"We are excited to be supporting this rising sport in Southeast Asia, and especially so with a partnership with One… We hope that athletes like One fighters, who truly embody Under Armour's values of never giving up to reach greatness and overcoming perceived limitations, will instill inspiration to young athletes internationally to achieve their goals,” Adrian Chai, CEO of Under Armour’s Southeast Asia distributor, said at a recent press event in Bugis Junction, Singapore.
One “Ascent to Power” is headlined by an atomweight championship clash between Angela Lee and Mei Yamaguchi. The card will also see Roger Gracie square off against Michal Pasternak for the promotion’s vacant light heavyweight title.
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Bellator MMA featherweight Jordan Parsons died Tuesday at age 25 from injuries suffered in a hit-and-run accident.
Parsons was hospitalized after the accident, which occurred early Sunday morning in Delray Beach, Fla. His lower right leg had to be amputated and Blackzilians training partner Rashad Evans posted on Instagram on Monday that Parsons was in a coma and fighting for his life.
Scott Coker, Bellator president, confirmed Parsons’ passing this afternoon in a statement.
“It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of a dear member of the Bellator family, Jordan Parsons. Jordan was an exceptional athlete and a rising star in the sport. But more importantly, he was an exceptional young man,” Coker said. “Jordan was hard-working, dedicated, intelligent, and a pleasure to be around. He represented all the reasons we love this sport. It is a terribly tragic loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and teammates.”
The Delray Beach Police Department is searching for the driver of a 2013 Range Rover Sport, which allegedly fled the scene after hitting Parsons. The vehicle is missing the driver’s side mirror and there is damage to the driver’s side headlight, as well.
Parsons was born in North Dakota and spent his high school years as a wrestler in Michigan. He compiled an 11-2 record in professional MMA and won two of his first three Bellator appearances. He was scheduled to face Adam Piccolotti at Bellator 154 prior to the accident
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