Bellator 145: Vengeance Is Yours, Mine And Everyone Else’s

On the heels of an entertaining Bellator 144 card last month, Scott Coker’s bunch returns this Friday, Nov. 6, with another installment – this time with a catchy subtitle: Vengeance.

The term “vengeance” typically implies one party seeking retribution on another, and a few fights on the Bellator main card seem to fit that description. Daniel Straus hopes the third time is the charm as he faces Patricio “Pitbull” Freire for Bellator’s featherweight title. David Rickels wants to avenge his previous loss to Michael Chandler, as does Bobby Lashley with James Thompson.

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5 Bouts Added To One FC: Pride Of Lions

The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has added five exciting new bouts to ONE: PRIDE OF LIONS which takes place on 13 November at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore. Aside from the highly-anticipated rematch between ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren and challenger Luis Santos, Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke will defend his ONE Strawweight World Championship against Yago Bryan of Brazil in the evening’s co-main event.

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It was announced today that (6-1) mma fighter Cosmo Alexandre has signed with the World Series of Fighting. Alexandre is one of many fighters that have transitioned from muay thai to mma and has had a successful start so far. While his initial pro mma fight didn’t go in his favor Cosmo has notched six straight wins since then including victories in Bellator and Legacy. Last month Alexandre won a rubber match against John Wayne Parr at Lion Fight 25. He hopes to carry that momentum into WSOF and should be on an upcoming fight card in 2016. Read ahead for all the details on the signing including some words from President Ray Sefo.

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It’s hard pressed to find a day when a mixed martial arts promotion can do something extraordinary and possibly be on the chopping block at the same time. The ever intriguing World Series of Fighting promotion has had an interesting year by no stretch of the imagination. Mixed with extraordinary fight of the year candidate main events and polarizing out of cage antics with fighters from other promotions.

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Stand and Bang w John Wayne Parr

We are joined by Australian Muay Thai legend and Lupinee champion John Wayne Parr! John is gracious enough to sit with us and fill in some of the blanks from his documentary ‘Blessed with Venom’. He also give the MMA a fans a little Muay Thai 101. We discuss his early days in Thailand and how he became so integrated in to Thai life. We get John to tell us what he thinks of MMA striking and who he believes has the best striking in the UFC..hint, Donald Cerrone! After we are all done picking John’s brain about his amazing Thai boxing journey, we have him help us break down UFC on Fox 16 T.J. Dillashaw vs Renan Barao. We go through the unique way Joe Lauzon finish against Takanori Gomi, an John gives Joe huge props for being such good sport. John let’s us know that he was impressed w both Edson Barboza and Paul Felder, but expected more from Jessica Eye. We weigh out the pros and cons of Ronda Rousey vs Meisha Tate 3, and decide that we would rather see Holly Holm in there somewhere. Finally we break down the main event, and get John talking about the way Duane Ludwig has changed Dillashaw into the fighter he is today!


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Stand and Bang w Matt Brown and Anthony Birchak

Alright fight fans its been a long time coming, but we finally get to talk with one of our all time favorite fighters, Matt Brown. The Immortal one  starts off by telling us that he doesn’t dwell on past mistakes, and he plans on showing us a whole new Matt Brown in his next fight. I try to get him to exand on that, but of course no fighter is going to reveal his new tricks. He tells me it isn’t personal, and he leaves that sort of thing up to his coaches. We get a little knowledge dropped on us about his new MMA training equipment company, and he explains how a whellbarrow might be a fighters best friend. Then Fred takes over and the show takes off! He gets Matt to talk about the UFC not letting fighters walk out to Hatebreed, and how the band ended up writing a walk-out song just for Brown. Finally Matt tells us the crazy story of being in the club in Ohio when Dimebag Darrell got shot on stage!!

In the second segment Kirby and I express what has been rubbing us the wrong way lately in MMA and then we are joined by Anthony Birchak, fresh off his KO win over Joe Soto. We get Anthony talking about Mexican-American fighters since UFC 188 is still fresh in out minds, and he lets us know the phoenix is producing some MMA monsters right now. We tease Anthony a little bit about letting Ian Entwistle get that pesky heel hook, and we get to hear just how happy he is about getting Soto out of there faster than Dillashaw could. Anthony finishes up by telling up he want Aljamain Sterling for his next fight.

This is a fun one folks, don’t miss it!!

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Stand and Bang w Brandon Thatch and James Vick

In the first segment Fred and I are joined by Brandon “Rukus” Thatch. We get things started off right by talking with Brandon about his time at the latest RFA event and Michael Schiavello giving us some hilarity while annoucing Danny Mainus in a fight. It is “my anus” jokes galor. After we catch our breath we talk with Brandon about his disappointing loss to Benson Henderson. He explains that it was nerves and too much respect for Bendo that lost him that fight. We talk about his upcoming fight at UFC 189 against John “Doomsday” Howard and Thatch makes sure we know that even though Howard is on a losing streak he isn’t overlooking him. Fred gets Brandon to open up about his father Clarence, who is a Colorado striking legend, and getting to meet the Gracies at a very young age. Brandon finishes up with us by visiting the story about his badly broken toe, and giving us his prediciton in the Cain vs Werdum fight.

In the second segment undefeated Jame “The Texecutioner” Vick starts off by talking about his win over Jake Mathews in Adelaide. We get the unfortunate news that he has a torn labrum in his hip and will be out of the game for 6 months, and get him to tell us just how much he wants to get back the fight he lost to Michael Chiesa. Then we get James to open up about some crazy Texas bar bouncing stories. Tell you what everything is bigger in Texas, even the bar fights. We finish up by revisting Ben Rothwell’s evil laugh after UFC Nola, and give some quick opinions on what my have been the event of the year so far!



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