Monthly Archives: February 2016

Invicta FC 16 official

Well fight fans, the wait is over.

Invicta Fighting Championships confirmed the bout order for Invicta FC 16, which takes place March 11.

In the main event, Invicta atomweight champion and Japan’s own Ayaka Hamasaki makes her first title defense against Amber Brown, who spent 2015-16 solidifying her claim to the title with three wins, including back-to-back submission wins.

What was rumored to be a tournament has turned into an interim flyweight title bout between Vanessa Porto and Jennifer Maia. After defeating Roxanne Modafferi, Porto asked for a title shot. Maia is returning to the Invicta cage after picking up wins in Brazilian promotions.

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Jessica Aguilar vs. Juliana Lima bout official

Former World Series of Fighting champion Jessica Aguilar gets another shot at capturing her first octagon win.

According to a report from MMA Fighting, the rumored bout between Aguilar and Juliana Lima that is slated for UFC 197, April 23, is confirmed for the event. The Las Vegas Review-Journal confirmed the news.

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Alistair Overeem stays with UFC

While other free agents in mixed martial arts are looking to greener pastures, former world champion Alistair Overeem has decided to continue to stay where he’s at.

Overeem (40-14 MMA, 5-3 UFC) announced on Twitter he re-signed with the UFC. He last fought in December, finishing former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, which was the final bout on his previous UFC contract. He did not release the details of his new contract.

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It doesn’t matter what Jim Cornette think

I’ve been wondering how to approach this whole “Jim Cornette trashes ‘Lucha Underground’” situation that happened a while ago.

For those of you who don’t remember or don’t know, Cornette, a legendary wrestling manager – one of the best when it came to pissing you off – threw “Lucha Underground” under the bus, calling it many derogatory names and saying it’s not professional wrestling. I’m not going to post Cornette’s tirade on here but if you really want to hear it, you can look it up.

Many fans and writers put Cornette on blast, saying he’s out of touch with today’s wrestling, which is probably true. You could watch some of the old Smoky Mountain Wrestling episodes and you’d think he was out of touch with wrestling back then, and SMW was made in 1993.

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Vanessa Porto vs. Jennifer Maia interim title bout was the right call

Until yesterday fans didn’t know much about Invicta FC 16, which takes place March 16, though there was speculation there would be a one-night tournament to crown an interim flyweight champion to give current titleholder Barb Honchak some time off. When Invicta Fighting Championships unveiled their card, there was no tournament, but instead an interim flyweight title match between Vanessa Porto and Jennifer Maia in the co-headliner.

I’ve said this before, I love tournaments and the idea of a one-night tourney made me excited for Invicta FC 16, I think Porto vs. Maia is the right call.

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Deadpool in MMA

Last night I went and saw “Deadpool” and I loved it. I’ll leave my review at that.

I’m not the only one as the movie featuring the Merc with the Mouth is breaking all kinds of box office records.

“Deadpool” featured a lot of great things, including the over-the-top fight scenes and MMA superstar Gina Carano. The character Deadpool is one of the most dangerous assassins in the Marvel Universe and I think he’d bring a lot to combat sports.

Deadpool is an expert at martial arts, especially when it comes to hand-to-hand combat. He can come up close and land some really good shots.

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Bayley returns to UpUpDownDown

It’s the return of NXT Women’s Champion Bayley a.k.a. Pogo! After suffering a tough loss against Sasha Banks a.k.a.a Boss in her channel debut on Gamer Gauntlet, she sits down more a more casual gaming session with Austin Creed and tells him her video game preferences.

Part 1

Part 2