Daniel Cormier vs. Gary Frazier completes Strikeforce's "Challenger Series" card for Sept. 25
The official addition of a heavyweight bout between former Olympic wrestler Daniel Cormier (0-0) and native Oklahoman Gary Frazier (0-0) completes the lineup for "Strikeforce Challengers: Kennedy vs. Cummings" on Sept. 25 in Bixby, Okla.
AOL FanHouse was the first to report the bout between the two debuting professionals, and Strikeforce Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz has since confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the contest has been officially added to the event.
While Nover's back may be against the wall, Stout coming out swinging at UFN 19
UFC lightweight Phillipe Nover (5-2-1 MMA, 0-2 UFC) is in a delicate position heading into Wednesday's "UFC Fight Night 19: Diaz vs. Guillard" in Oklahoma City.
Despite the hype surrounding "The Ultimate Fighter 8" cast member after UFC president Dana White called him "the next Anderson Silva," Nover could be served his walking papers if Sam Stout (14-5-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) can hand the 25-year-old his third-straight loss.
Bas Rutten responds to Kimbo
With the premier of The Ultimate Fighter 10 season coming this week, all eyes have been on Kimbo Slice. The internet sensation turned mixed martial artist will try his luck in the UFC reality series after a notorious stint with EliteXC.
Look Out, Here Comes Jay Silva
Forget the prospect of dealing with CB Dollaway on Wednesday night in Oklahoma City. Jay Silva’s got bigger troubles – literally – as he may have to face heavyweight contender Cheick Kongo if he doesn’t perform up to his training partner’s expectations this week.
“He (Kongo) don’t leave me alone,” laughed Silva. “He calls me every five minutes. ‘Did you run?’ ‘How much did you run?’ ‘You’d better put your hands up.’ ‘If you lose, I’m gonna kick your ass.’”
BELFORT STARTS HIS UFC TRILOGY WITH FRANKLIN
The third time is a charm. At least, that’s what Vitor Belfort is hoping when he steps into the Octagon on Saturday night across from Rich Franklin.
UFC 103 in Dallas marks the third time the Brazilian fighter has made a run in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Nate "The Rock" Quarry is Left 4 Dead
PDG: Ok we need to talk about some video gaming. Have you had any down time after your training to play any games?
Nate Quarry: Oh yeah, I was actually able to play the UFC Undisputed 2009 game for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I got a chance to be a guest online and play some of the mixed martial arts fans that were online. It was a great time! The game I am looking forward to the most though is Left 4 Dead 2. The creators of the game did a photo shoot with me and I am going to be one of the Zombies that you fight in the game. I'm really excited to be involved in the project.
MARK BOCEK VS. MATT VEACH AT TUF 10 FINALE
Lightweights Mark Bocek and Matt Veach are expected to clash at the season ten finale of "The Ultimate Fighter," according to a source close to the bout. Though bout agreements have yet to be signed, both parties have agreed to the fight and should finalize a deal soon.
The Palms Casino Resort hosts the heavyweight centered reality show finale on Dec. 5 in Las Vegas.
Paulo Filho Responds to Gegard Mousasi’s Steroids Accusation
"Former WEC middleweight champion “Ely” Paulo Filho (16-1) responded Saturday to the accusations that he is on steroids made exclusively to Fighters.com by Strikeforce light heavyweight champion “Dreamcatcher” Gegard Mousasi (22-2-1).
“People gets sad because I say the truth in my interviews, but I think he’s not enough to beat me and that’s it,” Filho told Tatame. “Mousasi didn’t like with the truth I said.”'
Arona Outpoints Eastman at Bitetti Combat 4
"RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Ricardo Arona made a triumphant return to the mixed martial arts scene, as he defeated UFC veteran Marvin Eastman by unanimous decision in the main event at Bitetti Combat Nordeste 4 on Saturday at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium.
Away from the fight game for more than two years, Arona looked rusty, even though he declared himself well-trained in the days leading up to the event. Eastman forced the Pride Fighting Championships veteran to work throughout the three-round bout and used his cage experience to his advantage."
GUILLARD BREAKS DOWN DIAZ
Melvin Guillard, 5-3 in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, headlines UFC Fight Night 19 on Sept. 16 against The Ultimate Fighter 5 winner Nate Diaz, and Guillard believes he has the style and game plan to come away with victory.
The New Orleans native would like to keep the fight standing where he feels he could score a knockout.
"As far as Nate, there's been rumors that he's been begging Dana White and Joe Silva to get him somebody that he can stand up and bang with. I'm going to see if he's a man of his word," Guillard told MMAWeekly.com. "If he really wants to get in there, we can get us the Fight of the Night, or hopefully I get a Knockout of the Night if he really wants to get in there and stand up and bang."
Horn tops Guida, Prangley and Beerbohm victorious at Arena Rumble
Picking up his second win since a three-fight losing skid and subsequent release from the UFC, Jeremy Horn stopped Jason Guida via first-round submission at Saturday's "Arena Rumble" event.
The show took place at the Spokane Arena in Washington.
Horn built off his June victory over Chris Davis at Adrenaline MMA III with a submission win over Guida, perhaps best known for getting kicked off "The Ultimate Fighter 8" after failing to make weight for the show's opening elimination round.
Bitetti Combat results: Ricardo Arona wins headliner, Paulo Filho and Pedro Rizzo victorious
In his first fight in two and a half years, former PRIDE Fighting Championships notable Ricardo Arona made a successful return to competition with a unanimous decision win over UFC veteran Marvin Eastman.
The fight headlined the newest offering from Bitetti Combat, a Brazil-based organization founded by Amaury Bitetti.
The show took place at the 19,000-seat Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and aired nationally on pay-per-view.
"Pee Wee" Herman earns swift KO over Don Frye at Shark Fights 6
Rising heavyweight prospect Dave "Pee Wee" Herman picked up a signature career win over a notable opponent on Saturday with a swift, 60-second TKO victory over MMA trailblazer Don Frye.
The fight headlined the latest offering from the Texas-based Shark Fights promotion.
"Shark Fights 6: Stars & Stripes" took place at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum in Texas and aired via online pay-per-view.
Coture Vs. Vera to Headline UFC 105
RANDY COUTURE will make a quick-fire return to Octagon action against Brandon Vera at UFC 105.
The 46-year-old former heavyweight champion will take on The Truth in a light heavyweight clash in the main event at the MEN Arena on November 14.
Not bad for the UK fans we get the legend that is Randy facing the Over-hyped Vera. I think this could be the end of the road for Vera if he doesn't beat Coture and I don't think he will.
"The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights" season debut re-sparks once-struggling series
It's no secret that "The Ultimate Fighter" has lost much of its luster in recent seasons.
While the UFC's popular reality competition series has undoubtedly been a huge success by launching more than 100 UFC careers, a stale format and sagging ratings have lately plagued the once-can't-miss weekly shows.
But for the upcoming 10th season, which debuts Wednesday on Spike TV, a lot of the magic is back.
UFC 102 fighters test clean
All fighters selected to undergo drug testing at last month's UFC 102 event successfully passed their tests.
Six of the night's 22 fighters, including headliners Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Randy Couture, were chosen for testing.
Other tested fighters included Chris Leben, Aaron Simpson, Todd Duffee and Evan Dunham. (Because Leben was fighting for the first time since a failed drug test at UFC 89, he underwent testing before and after UFC 102.)
Dan Henderson holds out for more money, Anderson Silva
“I’m holding firm for what I think I deserve. I think I’ve earned that…. If they sign me I’ll fight who they want me to fight. Even if I get Silva now, after I beat him Marquardt would be the top contender, so I’d have to fight him next. Beat him now or beat him later, it doesn’t matter. I’ll have to fight [Nate] Marquardt eventually…. If I was the UFC I wouldn’t waste a fight between [me and Marquardt]. If they want challengers for the middleweight belt they shouldn’t want one of us to beat the other…. It all depends on Anderson Silva,” Henderson said. “If he’s not going to fight until April, I don’t want to wait that long. But I’ll do what I have to do to fight him…. I’m getting in shape like I’m going to fight,” Henderson said. “I want to stay in the UFC.”
Former number one middleweight contender, Dan Henderson, hopes to re-sign a new contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) soon and rematch reigning division champion, Anderson Silva.