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Now that Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight king Robert Whittaker has defeated Yoel Romero for the second time at UFC 225, the remaining Top-5 middleweights are jockeying for position to secure the next title shot.
NCAA Division I wrestlers will now be able to transfer without the permission of their current coach or university, thanks to new rules approved by the NCAA this week, to go into effect Oct. 15.
The NCAA Division I Council approved a proposal that installs a "notification of transfer" model which not only allows wrestlers and other athletes to leave one school for another more easily, but also requires the school to enter the athlete's name in a national transfer database within two business days.
Once the wrestler's name is in the database, any coach can contact that wrestler. Prior to this rule change, wrestlers had to receive permission from their current school to be contacted by another school before they could receive another sc
NORFOLK, Va. -- Monarch wrestling head coach Steve Martin announced the addition of Steven Rodrigues to the coaching staff on Friday afternoon. Rodrigues replaces Daryl Thomas, who was promoted to assistant head coach on the ODU staff, Rodrigues will work closely with the middle and upper weights.
Steven Rodrigues"We are pleased to announce the addition of Steven Rodrigues to our staff as an assistant coach. Steven is a perfect fit for our program as he knows how to develop young men on and off the mat," Martin said. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and coaching experience to the table already having experience at the collegiate level. It will be exciting to watch his recruiting presence in the talent rich states of Illinois and New York
The vacant Cage Warriors Fighting Championship bantamweight title was to be on the line Saturday on Cage Warriors 94, as Belgium top contender Brian Bouland faces undefeated Spanish prospect Ilia Topuria.
Two-time NCAA wrestling champ Jeff McGinness is among the honorees to be inducted into the Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018, the University of Iowa announced Thursday.
Jeff McGinnessAs an Iowa Hawkeye, McGinness was a three-time NCAA All-American, winning national titles at 126 pounds in 1995 and at 142 at the 1998 NCAAs. The Iowa City native compiled a 127-16 record as a Hawkeye. In addition, McGinness earned a number of honors at Iowa, including being named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, and in 1998, earned Outstanding Wrestler of the Big Ten Championships and was selected as Iowa's Big Ten Medal of Honor winner.
McGinness was an inaugural member of the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa in 2002, and welcomed into t
WORCESTER -- WPI Director of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics Dana L. Harmon announced the hiring of Matt Oney '90 as the head wrestling coach. He takes over the program from fellow alumnus Steve Hall '87, who retired following the program's best season since the Phil Grebinar era.
Oney returns to Boynton Hill following a two-year stop at Kansas Wesleyan where he boasted three NAIA national qualifiers, five KCAC Champions, two KCAC Most Outstanding Wrestlers, and the program's first All-America. His debut campaign, as well as the program's first full season, yielded the school's first national qualifier and 2016-17 KCAC Coach of the Year accolades. Academically, Oney touted the program's first NAIA All-American and NWCA All
Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight Jimmie Rivera is set to make an extremely quick turnaround after losing by knocking for the first time in his career against Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Night 131.
David Taylor (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
The photo on Twitter speaks volumes.
It shows David Taylor and Kyle Dake standing together and smiling following a recent workout at Penn State.
"Our time is now," Taylor posted with the photo. "We are ready."
Nobody is more ready or more excited to wrestle in Final X than David Taylor.
More than four years after wrestling his final collegiate match at Penn State, Taylor will return to State College for USA Wrestling's Final X competition on Saturday night.
Our time is now. We are ready. pic.twitter.com/btt64cIW8A�" David Taylor (@magicman_psu) June 7, 2018
"In February of 2014, on Senior Night, I figured that would be my last opportunity to wrestle at Rec Hall,"
Clearly there’s no love lost between former Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion and Fox Sports 1 desk analyst Michael Bisping, and newly-minted interim welterweight champ Colby Covington.
Add Massachusetts to the list of states that will have a separate girls' wrestling championship.
The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association announced this week the creation of a postseason girls' mat tournament to conclude the 2018-19 season. This new event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019.
For now, this new girls' postseason championship will be the only event during the 2018-19 season designed exclusively for females. During the regular season, girls within the Bay State will continue to be members of their existing high school teams and compete with boys. However, as the Boston Globe reported, girls will now have a choice for end-of-season competition once Sectional competition is over: to enter the new girls-
The next of the Final X series lands in State College tomorrow with a headlining matchup between teammates Joey McKenna and Logan Stieber.
Familiarity breeds contempt, but with these two there seems to be nothing but mutual respect. Does that mean McKenna is ceding the spot without struggle? No. That's what you'd see in India when wrestlers have to face off against Sushil Kumar. McKenna will bring it. Will he win? I'm doubtful, but anything is possible when teammates collide, including a whole hell of a lot of nothing.
I'll stay out of the Kyle Dake vs. Zahid Valencia breakdown as I whiffed hard on his chances at the World Team Trials. Still, color me impressed if Valencia gets past a motivated Dake.
My predictions …
The topic is the four-fight losing streak Jessica Eye endured in her final days in the bantamweight division. The response from Cleveland’s Eye is immediate and to the point.“I don't know who that is,” she said. “I left that girl behind. This is who they've been waiting on and I don't identify myself with that girl. They can just let her go.”She means it, and no one could blame her. Now back competing in the flyweight division where she first made her name in MMA, Eye has moved on from those days, even though they do remain a part of her story.For context, Eye&rsq ... Read the Full Article Here
The champ @TJDillashaw spoke at a media lunch moments ago about his rematch against @Cody_Nolove at #UFC227. Tickets are on sale now https://t.co/915BHQqtHp pic.twitter.com/43A31eJXAQ
— UFC News (@UFCNews) June 15, 2018
The bitter rivalry between UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and former champ Cody Garbrandt is as alive as ever. While at a UFC 227 media lunch, Dillashaw provided some insight into the relationship between the two former Team Alpha Male fighters.“It never really was personal between me and him. It became personal by the attacks you know? But I don&rsquo ... Read the Full Article Here
For over two decades, Japan has been the center of the MMA universe in Asia, with fighters like Kazushi Sakuraba, Takanori Gomi, “Mach” Sakurai, Genki Sudo, Rumina Sato, Shinya Aoki, “Kid” Yamamoto and Masakatsu Funaki all proudly representing the Land of the Rising Sun on the world stage.But now Japan is not alone in producing world-class mixed martial artists, with South Korea, China and the Philippines all seeing fighters making it to the UFC in recent years. On Saturday, June 23, fans in Singapore and those watching around the world on UFC FIGHT PASS, will see 13 of ... Read the Full Article Here
Las Vegas – UFC today announced that tickets to the 2018 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be available at 10 a.m. PT on Friday, June 15, via Ticketmaster. The 2018 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, July 5, at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Tickets to the 2018 UFC Hall of Fame Induction ceremony are priced at $20.00 (does not include fees), with all proceeds benefitting Three Square Foodbank, southern Nevada’s largest hunger-relief organization.
The UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony stands as one of the marquee event ... Read the Full Article Here