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  1. Inaugural independent world MMA rankings released
    We are proud to announce the launch of the Independent World MMA Rankings. Some of the best and most knowledgeable MMA writers from across the MMA media landscape have come together to form one...
  2. The case for legalization: quantifying economic windfalls
    While I may have argued for a a fundamental shift in MMA’s approach to seeking legalization, I’m not naive enough to believe that the economics of the sport do not have a role in the legalization...
  3. Akbarh Arreola vs. Brett Cooper Added To Affliction 3
    After a planned fight against Takanori Gomi fell through, Brett Cooper will now face Akbarh Arreola at Affliction 3 on August 1. Arreola brings in a 10-fight win streak including wins over UFC...
  4. DaMarques Johnson insists TUF 9 Finale match with James Wilks nothing but business
    Team U.S. welterweight DaMarques Johnson (9-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was pegged as a favorite early on in the ninth season of "The Ultimate Fighter: U.S. vs. U.K." To Johnson's credit, he took care of...
  5. L.A. Times Calls UFC Undisputed a "MMA Marvel"
    Let's make something perfectly clear: The sport of mixed martial arts is not for everyone. Some find the ultra-violent marriage of boxing and martial arts too savage and gory (including yours truly)....
  6. Friday Fix: Strikeforce Challengers' Preview
    The weekend is finally upon us, and MMA fans everywhere won't want to miss some of the action taking place in a weekend full of great fights to feed your fix. The Bellator Fighting Championships will...
  7. Chris Lytle: Fireman, Father, UFC Star
    Chris Lytle will step into the Octagon on Saturday night for his 49th professional mixed martial arts fight. But as busy as he's been fighting dozens of times, Lytle has done a lot more than just...
  8. UFC Quick Quote: Chris Lytle wants Kevin Burns to take him out on June 20
    “I expect Kevin to try to come out and try to take me out, and that’s what I like. I don’t want to fight a guy who thinks he can beat me in a decision. Don’t try to beat me in a decision, try to take...
  9. WEC 42: Joseph Benavidez vs Dominick Cruz on tap for August 9
    Up-and-coming WEC bantamweights Joseph Benavidez and Dominick Cruz are on a late summer collision course for WEC 42 from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, August 9, the...
  10. Jens Pulver: ‘I just need to pause right now and figure out what I’m going to do’
    "Somebody’s gotta have that rough road, and I guess that’s me. Somebody’s gotta live that roller coaster, and I pretty much perfected it at this point from the day I was born. One of the biggest...
  11. Cro Cop Fight On 7/20 Now In Jeopardy
    No Mo Fo' Cro? Possible as it seems Mirko Cro Cop may be KO'd before then by salmonella. Reportedly scheduled to face Siala "Mighty Mo" Siliga at DREAM 10 on July 20, a Hungarian website is now...
  12. The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale Weigh In Results
    MAIN CARD Clay Guida (155) vs. Diego Sanchez (156) DaMarques Johnson (170) vs. James Wilks (171) ("TUF" welterweight finale) Kevin Burns (171) vs. Chris Lytle (170) Ross Pearson (156) vs. Andre...
  13. Strikeforce Challengers 'Villasenor Vs Cyborg' - RESULTS
    STRIKEFORCE CHALLENGERS RESULTS: Main Bouts (on Showtime): -Joe Villasenor vs. Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos -Tim Kennedy def. Nick Thompson by submission (strikes) at 2:37, R2 --Jorge Gurgel def....
  14. Chris Wilson expects September UFC return
    Chris Wilson (1-2 UFC, 14-5 MMA) explained the reasons that took him out of the UFC 98 card. The middleweight fighter has no idea about his return to the octagon but expects to perform in September....
  15. Dana White wants Vitor Belfort vs. Anderson Silva in UFC
    Dana White wants Vitor Belfort back in the UFC Dana White uncharacteristically proclaims he wants Vitor Belfort back in the UFC, and against Anderson Silva!
  16. 3 FOTN Bonuses At TUF 9 Finale
    ULTIMATE FIGHTER 9 FINALE AWARDS & BONUSES (Each fighter was awarded $25,000) Fights of the Night: -Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida -Chris Lytle and Kevin Burns -Joe Stevenson and Nate Diaz Knockout of...
  17. UFC gives "TUF 9" coaches Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson new Land Rovers
    As a reward for working as coaches on the latest season of "The Ultimate Fighter," the season-nine coaches (and UFC 100 opponents) each received a brand new Land Rover. A video shot in Las Vegas of...
  18. Diego Sanchez has ‘tremendous respect’ for Clay Guida and his many hearts
    “I’ve got tremendous respect for Clay after tonight because I haven’t been in a blood barnburner like that since Nick Diaz and you know, I hit him with some knees, some kicks and some uppercuts that...
  19. The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale draws soldout crowd of 1,800 for $500,000 gate
    Saturday's latest UFC event, The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale, drew a crowd of "just over 1,800," which produced a live gate of approximately $500,000, a UFC spokesperson confirmed at the post-event...
  20. Griffin’s Got Fight? Makes NY Times Bestseller List
    Got Fight? by Forrest Griffin and Erich Krauss, a self described guide to the Zen principles of combat, made its’ mark at the cash register recently. The book debuted on the New York Times Best...
  21. JZ vs Eddie Alvarez at Dream 11
    link confirmed by JZ's camp for sometime in September
  22. With U.K.'s sweep of TUF 9 Finale, can European "Fight Night" events be far behind?
    With James Wilks' impressive submission win over DaMarques Johnson and Ross Pearson's gutsy decision victory over countryman Andre Winner, Michael Bisping's Team U.K. swept the "six-figure contracts"...
  23. Kim Winslow Becomes First Female Referee in UFC History
    A significant moment in mixed martial arts history seems to have passed with little notice Saturday night: Kim Winslow became the first woman ever to be in the Octagon during a UFC fight when she...
  24. Gesias Cavalcante May Face Eddie Alvarez At DREAM 11
    According to his manager, Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante will return to DREAM in September to face newly crowned Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez at DREAM 11. Cavalcante takes a 3-fight winless...
  25. White Backs Off On Liddell Retirement Talk...
    Sort of. After his UFC 97 loss Dana White said we would never see Chuck Liddell fighting in UFC again. But during the TUF 9 Finale the topic came up again, to which Dana said "I'm not his father, he...
  26. With nine seasons of "The Ultimate Fighter" in the books, what does the future hold?
    LAS VEGAS – The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale Saturday at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas was a microcosm of what the reality show has been since its debut on Spike TV in 2005. There...
  27. As Clay Guida heads back to drawing board, "The Carpenter" hopes to build on narrow loss
    LAS VEGAS - After coming up on the wrong end of yet another split-decision result, UFC lightweight Clay Guida (25-10 MMA, 5-4 UFC) knows he must go back to the drawing board. But with Saturday's loss...
  28. If the UFC brass calls, Diego Sanchez is ready for his lightweight title shot
    LAS VEGAS – Even before his already epic fight with Clay Guida at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale, Diego Sanchez stumped for a lightweight title shot and declared himself the No. 1 contender at 155...
  29. UFC Quick Quote: Stephan Bonnar is not going to be an idiot on July 11
    You can’t just look at one fight from a guy and say, “I’m going to bank on him not showing up in shape.” You just can’t do that … In that Shogun fight, (Mark Coleman) got tired — so did Shogun — and...
  30. Vengeance is his: Fedor's brother to face family rival in MMA
    It wasn't MMA, but Blagoi Ivanov scored plenty of bleeding ink last fall when he defeated Fedor Emelianenko in a Combat Sambo competition. According to Nightmare of Battle, Ivanov will now face...
  31. Bas Rutten Has Zero Respect For Kimbo Slice
    At least now he does. In a recent interview, Rutten says that he "misjudged" Kimbo and that he "can't train people that he has no respect for", among other things. Rutten also discussed preparations...
  32. UFC Possibly Back To Germany In 2010
    Marek Lieberberg, who served as co-promoter for UFC 99 in Cologne, is looking into the possibilities of returning to Germany as early as April 2010. Nothing's set but he's suggesting a possible April...
  33. Carano On Couture: 'He's A Master Game Planner'
    When it came time for Gina Carano to assemble a fight camp that would prepare her for her toughest career challenge, Randy Couture was a no-brainer. “There’s not a lot of people that can put it...
  34. Will Ultimate Fighter Winners Ross Pearson & James Wilks be Able to Compete in the UFC?
    Saturday night's Ultimate Fighter Season 9 Finale from the Palms Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada was a final chance for the participants of the show to prove they have what it takes to compete...
  35. TUF 9 Finale Fighter Payouts
    The NSAC has released the fighter payouts from the TUF 9 Finale. The total disclosed payouts were $430,000 with the biggest share-$90,000-going to Diego Sanchez. Article
  36. Ricardo Arona Returns to MMA Competition in Brazil on Sept. 12
    From Fightbomb's translation of a Portugese interview: Ricardo Arona: Well, what I have confirmed by now is the ADCC in Barcelona, Spain. I'm confirmed to fight in there. It's gonna happen in...
  37. Fight Biz: UFC conquers North America, but education top priority overseas
    The crowd of 21,451 that turned out for UFC 97 in April not only set a North American attendance record for MMA, it also topped this year's average home attendance of four Major League Baseball...
  38. Denny Hopes to End Career on High Note
    2008 could have been a banner year for MMA veteran Thomas Denny. After bouncing around different local promotions for most of his career, he signed a contract with EliteXC, and much to many pundits...
  39. Time to Re-Think MMA Judging?
    Diego Sanchez's split decision victory over Clay Guida at Saturday night's Ultimate Fighter Finale was one of the best UFC fights of the year, but MMA fans have been talking almost as much about the...
  40. TUF 9 Finale Medical Suspensions
    The NSAC has posted the official TUF 9 Finale results on its website, which also reveal the medical suspensions coming out of the event. Article (PDF)
  41. UFC requests Date Of November 21 In Vegas For UFC 105
    It looks like the Ultimate Fighting Championship may be headed to its home turf for a Nov. 21 event. The promotion has requested the pre-Thanksgiving weekend date from the Nevada State Athletic...
  42. MMA In New York On The Ropes For 2009 - Not Likely
    A two-week deadlock in the New York senate has put MMA on the ropes. The last day of the legislative body’s 2009 session ended Monday, stranding several bills under consideration including one to...
  43. Lyoto Machida, Randy Couture, Fedor Emelianenko All Possible for EA Sports MMA Video Game
    "We are looking obviously at every fighter that we can, that we feel is applicable from a quality level and then analyzing their image rights, and if they're available and we want them -- then we'll...
  44. Coming soon: Takanori Gomi Interview
    Former Pride FC lightweight champion and posterboy, Takanori Gomi, was a consensus top-ranked lightweight in the world as recently as 2008 — some even branded “The Fireball Kid” the best in the...
  45. Chris Lytle refutes claims he tapped out to Kevin Burns at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale
    No, Chris Lytle did not tap out during this past Saturday's co-"Fight of the Night" bout with Kevin Burns at The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale. Soon after the June 20 fight aired live on Spike TV and...
  46. Ask the Doc: Why is Dr. Benjamin against five-minute rounds in women's MMA?
    In his latest "Ask the Doc," feature, MMAjunkie.com medical columnist Dr. Johnny Benjamin answers a question about his fanaticism (or lack thereof) for women's MMA. He also explains why organizations...
  47. Affliction no longer interested in Andrei Arlovski
    The former UFC heavyweight champion was contracted to fight three fights for Affliction. The first of which was his mugging of Ben Rothwell; the second, the disappointing knockout loss at the hands...
  48. GINA CARANO PAVING HER OWN WAY THROUGH MMA
    ina Carano was in no rush to sign a new contract. Two months ago, the MMA star had two promotions interested in her talent: Strikeforce, who owned her EliteXC contract, and the UFC, whose owners Dana...
  49. BRAD BLACKBURN ADDRESSES CONTROVERSIAL WIN
    Heading into Saturday’s Ultimate Fighter Season 9 Finale versus Edgar Garcia, “Bad” Brad Blackburn was anticipating a war of attrition, and that’s exactly what he got. Over the course of three...
  50. PITTSBURGH WELCOMES MMA ON JUNE 27
    While the UFC is set to descend on Philadelphia in August, the city of champions, Pittsburgh, Penn., will officially welcome mixed martial arts to town on June 27. The Ultimate Cage Fighting...
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