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Tim Kennedy flattens out Rafael Natal in the headline bout of UFC Fight for the Troops 3
Fort Campbell – US Army veteran Tim Kennedy did not disappoint in front of his fellow service man inside the packed Fort Campbell Hangar in Kentucky when he bagged his first KO of the Night honors after knocking out Rafael Natal in the first round of their headlining bout.
Rafael Natal opened the round strong by constantly landing leg kicks to his stalking opponent. Kennedy’s leg has started to show marks from the leg kicks by the middle part of the round. Despite that, the 10 year army veteran continued with his game plan of pressuring his elusive opponent back into the cage. His patience finally paid off in the dying seconds of the first round when he landed a lunging left hook that sent Natal to the canvass. Kennedy followed up with a few strikes to finish him off before Herb Dean steps in to put a halt to the action at 4:40 of the first round. The loss to Kennedy snapped the three fight winning streak of the Brazilian, his record now stands at 17-5, 5-3-1 inside the octagon.Read the rest of the article »
UFC 157 showcases the first ever women's bout iniside the Octagon
The tickets for the upcoming “UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche” event goes on sale tomorrow. The event marks UFC’s first time to hold a women’s MMA bout. The show features women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey and her contender Liz ‘Girl-Rilla’ Carmouche.Read the rest of the article »
Cris "Cyborg" Santos willing to fight Strikeforce Champ Ronda Rousey at a a 140-lbs catchweight bout
Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey stays firm and insists that she will only fight Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos at 135-lbs. However ‘Cyborg’ said in her recent interviews that she is will only fight Rousey at a 140-lbs catchweight bout.Read the rest of the article »
Some fans would think that a late change of contender might ruin Marloes Coenen's game plan, the current queen of 135-pounds thinks otherwise.
The current Strikeforce 135-pound queen, Marloes Coenen, was supposed to defend her title to Miesha Tate. Unfortunately, the contender suffered a knee injury and was scrapped from the bout. Now, Malroes Coenen will bring her belt on the line against Liz Carmouche. And if fans were thinking that the late change could throw a monkey wrench to the champion’s game plan, you got it all wrong.
“I’m excited. I’m looking forward to it. [The late change in opponent] is no problem for me. I had to wait a long time to fight again, so I’m all pumped up. I feel well-rounded in all the areas of the game”
The Coenen vs Carmouche bout will grace the former’s first title defense in Strikeforce. Their match will be part of the Henderson vs Feijao event, that will take place on March 5 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.View Article Source »
With Miesha Tate now out of Strikeforce's 135-pound women's championship battle picture, Marloes Coenen will defend her title against Liz Carmouche instead.
After suffering a knee injury during training, Miesha Tate was forced to withdraw from her penciled March 5 title bout against Marloes Coenen in Strikeforce. That said, Liz Carmouche will take her post at the promotion’s 135-pound women’s championship event. The women’s tourney is set to take action at Strikeforce: Feijao vs Henderson event.
Liz Carmouche is a two-time Strikeforce veteran and a former US Marine. She is currently undefeated with a record of 5-0, and with notable wins over Colleen Schneider and Jan Finney. On the other hand, Marloes Coenen is coming from a title-winning performance against Sarah Kaufman last October.
The Strikeforce: Feijao vs Henderson will headline a light heavyweight title bout between Dan Henderson and Rafael Cavalcante. The titular match will take place on March 5, at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio and will air live on Showtime.View Article Source »
“I want to just to stay at the same pace I’m going now, and if something pops up, take it and keep bettering myself as a fighter.”---Liz Carmouche
Stepping into the against Jan Finney, Liz Carmouche feels she is far from being considered as an underdog.
Staying undefeated for a year now, Carmouche continues to improve her fighting skills. Also, she feels she owes it a lot to her trainer.
“I have a lot of trust in my trainer, and he’s not the type of person to throw you in unprepared.”
“It’s just a natural progression. I’ve been working on everything, pretty much just trying to step up all my skill levels, which I feel have increased greatly since my last fight.”Read the rest of the article »
Hitomi Akano, Carina Damm, Maiju Kujala and Meisha Tate fills the bracket for Strikeforce Challengers 10 135-pound tournament. But there's more! Liz Carmouche and Colleen Schneider agreed to meet for the preliminary card of the said event.
Another pair of women will fight in a reserve bout for the upcoming Strikeforce’s 135-pound tournament. The preliminary card for Strikeforce Challengers 10 will feature Liz Carmouche and Colleen Schneider. The Carmouche-Schneider bout has been confirmed by the Strikeforce Director of Communications, Mike Afromowitz. Whoever wins the match will be eligible for the finals. The event will take place on August 13 at the Dodge Theater in Phoenix, Arizona, and will air live on Showtime. The Joe Riggs vs. Louis Taylor match will headline the Strikeforce Challengers 10.
Carmouche is a California-based fighter who made her debut in May with a win over Aleena Albertson by submission. She followed up that win in June with a TKO victory against Margarita de la Cruz.
Schneider made her debut in March with a submission loss to Sara D’Alelio. She previously earned a 2-0 record as an amateur in the Tuff-N-Uff organization under the alias of “Paige Zio.”View Article Source »
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