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2 Tybura Claims Heavyweight Title, Puetz Defends 205-Pound Belt at M-1 Challenge 50

If you enjoy events in exotic mountain valleys on the decks of warships, with fireworks for intermissions, and undercards featuring renaissance sword fights, M-1 Global is for you. In addition to the bizarre, M-1 Challenge 50 “Battle of Neva” offered heavyweight and light heavyweight championship fights in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Friday. Poland’s Marcin Tybura , who entered the ring to MMA walkout staple “Lose Yourself” by Eminem, had hopes of taking the heavyweight title away from fellow Pole Damian Grabowski . It wasn’t much of a fight. After a quick takedown, Tybura locked in a deep north-south choke to become the new heavyweight champion. A bout that was scheduled to go five rounds only needed 38 seconds. Tybura remains undefeated at 11-0, while the “Polish Pitbull” drops to 19-2. Stephan Puetz successfully defended his M-1 Challenge light heavyweight strap against Luis Fernando Mirando in the co-main event. This one featured plenty of jostling for position between the 205-pounders in the opening frame, which required the referee to restart the action on multiple occasions.



$4,000 UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. Saint Preux Crooklyn Tourney

Overcoming addiction was harder battle than anything Lauren Murphy will face in the UFC

Murphy will meet Sara McMann in her UFC debut Saturday on the UFC Fight Night prelims on FOX Sports 2 (8 p.m. ET) from Bangor, Maine. For most, the prospect of taking on McMann, the former women's bantamweight No. 1 contender and Olympic wrestling silver medalist would be dreadful. Not for Murphy. She can't wait.

One Fighting Championship Announces ‘Roar of Tigers’ for Oct. 17

One Fighting Championship has announced that its 21st event will take place on Oct. 17 from Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. One FC officials have yet to announce any bouts for the card, which is entitled “Roar of Tigers.” The Singapore-based organization’s expansion in Asia has been vast since staging its first event in 2011. Just last month the Victor Cui-led promotion announced plans to stage 10 events throughout mainland China in 2015. Next up for the largest MMA promotion in Asia is August’s One FC 19 “Reign of Champions” pay-per-view, which features a welterweight title fight pitting Nobutatsu Suzuki against Ben Askren and a lightweight championship bout between Shinya Aoki and Kamal Shalourus.

UFC Fight Night 47 Results: Bader vs. St. Preux

MMA Fighting has the UFC Fight Night 47 results for the Bader vs. St. Preux fight card Aug. 16 in Bangor, Maine. In the main event, Ryan Bader will square off against Ovince St. Preux in a light heavyweight contest. In the co-main event, Gray Maynard faces Ross Pearson . Check out the UFC Fight Night 47 results below. Main card (FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET) Ryan Bader def. Ovince St. Preux via unanimous decision (48-47, 49-46, 49-46) Ross Pearson def. Gray Maynard via TKO (punches) at 1:35 of R2 Tim Boetsch def. Brad Tavares via TKO (strikes) at 3:18 of R2 Alan Jouban def. Seth Baczynski via KO (punch) at 4:23 of R1 Shawn Jordan def. Jack May via TKO (punches) at 2:03 of R3 Thiago Tavares def. Robbie Peralta via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:27 of R1 Undercard (FOX Sports 2 at 8 p.m. ET) Jussier Formiga def. Zach Makovsky via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Sara McMann def. Lauren Murphy via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) Tom Watson def. Sam Alvey via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Frankie Saenz def. Nolan T



Sara McMann driven by Olympian vs. Olympian rematch with Ronda Rousey

Her will to win took her to an Olympic silver medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2004 Games. Now it’s driving her toward a rematch with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

Dana White on Nick Diaz: 'I believe that he doesn’t enjoy fighting'

“He’s Nick Diaz,” White told MMAjunkie after Friday’s weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor, Maine. “There’s a lot of things Nick says that make him Nick. It is what it is. I believe that he doesn’t enjoy fighting. When you hear him talk about what he does and why he does it – everything that guys says is the reason he is who is who is. The way he fights, his demeanor, all make him Nick Diaz.

UFN 47’s Thiago Tavares running for a seat at Legislative Assembly in Brazil

He wants to dedicate his ninth UFC win for his countrymen in Santa Catarina, and he hopes that it would boost his political campaign. The MMA fighter is running for a seat at the Legislative Assembly of the State of Santa Catarina, and he wants to make a difference for the people.

Glover Teixeira minimizes Jon Jones's illegal moves: 'I'm an old school guy'

"It's hard to talk about this because he became the champion thanks to his merits. I'm an old school guy. I grew up watching "Vale Tudo" and Marco Ruas . I fight imagining the bouts from a past generation, when everything was legal. I don't care much about these allegations. If it was a brawl, everything would be legal. Some of what he does bothers. He eye poked me three time when we fought. Nobody trains 'eye poke defense'. I don't know if he does on purpose, all I know is that he's a great fighter."

Putting 'Barbarian' back in play: Tim Boetsch talks return to form

“My skill set was very limited,” he said. “I was basically just fighting and staying alive in my mind. I’ve reconnected with that thought process, but now I have the additional experience of just being a veteran UFC fighter, so I really know what to expect when I get in the octagon. If I combine that with that raw fighter mindset, I think it’s going to be really tough to stop.”

UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux - Gray Maynard vs. Ross Pearson Preview and Prognostication

Gray Maynard looks to avoid a dramatic losing streak against LW-turned-FW-turned-LW again, Ross Pearson. Can Ross put Gray in a retirement locker this weekend in Maine?