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Last night, Bellator and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) veteran Isaiah Chapman (9-4) was killed outside of his home in Akron, Ohio per a report from The Akron Journal.
Isaiah Chapman, who fought Patrick Mix in Bellator this past October has reportedly been shot dead outside his home in Akron, Ohio in a senseless act of violence. RIP. https://t.co/VTSrKnZUbR— Patrick Auger (@AllDayAuger) April 8, 2020
At 9:40 P.M., officers responded to the sound of gunshots. When police arrived, they found a 30-year-old man on the street with gunshot wounds. He was transported to a nearby hospital, but unfortunately he was pronounced dead there. It’s since been confirmed that Chapman was the man described in the report, and both his family and the MMA community members have been paying respects online.
A few hours ago a member of our family was murdered. Shot multiple times. He didn't stand a chance.— Roberta Timberlake Jordan (@bertsprize) April 8, 2020
My heart is breaking.
Isaiah "Monty" Chapman RIP
Chapman was a professional fighter for eight years and began his amateur career in 2010. His final fight was opposite top talent Patchy Mix, who submitted Chapman in the first round.
Currently, there are few other details available on his sudden death. A GoFundMe for his family and funeral costs has been established.
I hope this unexpected infusion of cash from UFC allows Tachi Palace Fights to start back up again.
I just realized that many newer fans have no idea what Tachi Palace is or why it’s significant in MMA.— MiddleEasy (@MiddleEasy) April 7, 2020
Tachi Palace is a Native America casino in California, south of Fresno.
Tachi Palace hosted the early WEC cards and is largely responsible for MMA’s popularity in California.
Is it kind of f*cked up? Sure, but I still have a deep interest in seeing what UFC fights on a private island look like.
Let’s debate: how would prime Chuck Liddell fare in the modern UFC Light Heavyweight division? I think “Iceman” vs. No. 10-ranked Nikita Krylov would be a damn interesting match up, so that’s where my estimate stands.
jon jones because I think I would have matched up well with him style wise. I would have given him trouble because it would have been very hard to take me down and I would have been landing some insane power punches during my prime. I also have a longer reach than my stats detail https://t.co/QwP6mjUTHj— Chuck Liddell (@ChuckLiddell) April 8, 2020
Booking an island fight opposite Amanda Ribas would surely interrupt Paige VanZant’s busy schedule of three semi-nude Instagram posts per day.
Hey Paige! Hope you are good and safe! I see you want to fight on that Island! Me toooo! Lets have some island fun!!! @UFCBrasil @ufc @danawhite @Mickmaynard2 @Alexdavismma @ParrumpaATT @Minotauromma @danawhite @canalCombate @espnmma @AnaHissa— Amanda Ribas (@amandaribasufc) April 8, 2020
Undefeated UFC champion vs. one thick boi
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People with garage gyms are really stunting on the rest of us right now.
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Things didn’t end up working out, but I cannot help but admire Ristie’s Southpaw onslaught.
Davit Kiria vs Andy Ristie (GLORY 14 Zagreb) pic.twitter.com/XHV3aKKD5A— Beyond Kickboxing (@Beyond_Kick) April 5, 2020
An absolutely savage ground strikes mauling — Horodecki tried to turn into the trapped arm and left himself extremely open to punches.
Ryan Schultz gets his revenge against Chris Horodecki, trapping the wrist and dishing out a beating so brutal it screws up the broadcast— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 5, 2020
IFL Grand Prix Finals (Dec 2007) pic.twitter.com/x8DaVUoyek
Like Frank Shamrock a few nights ago, it’s appalling that Jens Pulver is not in the Hall of Fame. Also, Jens Pulver: Driven is a solid MMA documentary for anyone looking to kill some time.
Cub Swanson vs. Jens Pulver - WEC 31 pic.twitter.com/PwD3H6zz6E— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) April 6, 2020
Midnight Music: I didn’t have anything playing tonight, so I told my girlfriend to pick a song:
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.