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"Superman" vs. "Doomsday" shifted to The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale in December
Despite previous reports to the contrary, a rumored matchup between Dennis "Superman" Hallman (41-12-2 MMA, 1-3 UFC) and John "Doomsday" Howard (12-4 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will actually take place at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale on Dec. 5 in Las Vegas. Initial reports suggested the bout would take place at UFC 106 in November. Bout agreements have yet to be finalized for the match, though both parties have agreed to the contest.
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 8:27AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tyson Griffin plans to push Franca to the Limit
"Ask any professional fighter and they’re likely to tell you that they’ve never gone into a bout 100-percent healthy. But every once in a while, when punching someone in the face, and often getting punched back, is your way of earning a living, you do have to take a step back and let your body recover. That’s exactly where UFC lightweight Tyson Griffin found himself after his last bout. He scored a unanimous decision over a tough Rafael dos Anjos on April 1, but after amassing a 6-2 record against some of the best fighters in the Octagon, his body was telling him it was time for rejuvenation."
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 7:57AM by Sinister - 0 comments
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UFC hopeful Chris Wilson fighting for survival at UFC Fight Night 19
"As fans, we sometimes are immune to the personal issues that impact the lives and affect the performances of the athletes we love to watch. We expect quarterbacks to throw touchdowns and guards to sink their free throws and sluggers to hit home runs and fighters to score knockouts, and we expect them to do all of that without letting on they have problems in their personal lives that make it difficult for them to concentrate fully on their jobs. If there is anyone with excuses, it is veteran UFC welterweight Chris Wilson (14-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC), who is slated to face Mike Pyle (17-6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on Wednesday in Oklahoma City at 'Ultimate Fight Night 19: Diaz vs. Guillard.'"
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 7:55AM by Sinister - 2 comments
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Injured Sherk Haunted By Steroid Suspension
"Sean Sherk’s 2007 steroid suspension is always just a few steps behind him. The former UFC lightweight champion was reminded of that last week when he withdrew with a shoulder injury from his bout against Gleison Tibau at UFC 104 on Oct. 24 in Los Angeles. Sherk’s injury was scrutinized, however, when it was reported that he had been scheduled to take a drug test with the California State Athletic Commission required for his re-licensure that same week."
Submitted Sep 10, 2009 7:54AM by Sinister - 0 comments
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Bob Sapp to face Sokoudjou at DREAM 11
Bob "The Beast" Sapp (16-5-1) will stand in for an injured Gegard Mousasi to face Rameau Thierry Sokodjou in the semifinals of Dream's Super Hulk Tournament Oct. 6 at Dream 11. The fill-in is just one of four professional engagements Sapp said is either done or close to done on his immediate schedule. The day after his Dream booking, he is set for a kickboxing match against Alain "The Panther" Ngalani in Hong Kong. The weekend after that, he's working on an MMA fight in Texas that is "80 percent done." Then, in late October, he plans to go back to Korea for a pro wrestling engagement, with more globetrotting in the pipeline for November and December.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 9:42PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 12 comments
Filed under: Dream
Todd Duffee targeted for UFC 107 in December
Following his impressive seven-second win over Tim Hague at UFC 102 in August, heavyweight prospect Todd Duffee (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) made it clear he wanted to fight as quickly as possible. The UFC will apparently oblige.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 6:27PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 13 comments
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Kenny Florian vs. Clay Guida Confirmed for UFC 107
Kenny Florian will meet up with Clay Guida at UFC 107 on December 12th in Memphis, Tennessee.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 3:05PM by BDON911 - 12 comments
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Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal Confirmed For “EA Sports MMA”
Add Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal to the list of names that have been confirmed for the upcoming video game titled “EA Sports MMA“. FiveOuncesOfPain.com was recently able to confirm Lawal’s involvement in the game through sources close to the fighter.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:51PM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Wes Sims: homeless to TUF House
CP: Were you ever worried about the stigma of getting back into the UFC via the reality show? Or did you just think that whatever got you in the UFC was worth it? WES SIMS: No, people understand. Good or bad, there’s nothing that’s going to hurt Wes Sims. I’m a certified black man when I want to be. I’ve been on BET. I was on the “Iron Ring” for God’s sakes. You were? I didn’t know that. I guess I didn’t watch much of that show.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:49PM by emfleek - 4 comments
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Martin Kampmann ‘not worried about title shots’ heading into UFC 103 bout against Paul Daley
UFC 103: “Franklin vs. Belfort” took a big blow last week when it was announced that Mike Swick would no longer be able to compete against Martin Kampmann in a number one contender qualifier matchup, thanks to a “Quick” concussion suffered during training. In a stacked welterweight division that includes contenders Jon Fitch, Thiago Alves, Matt Hughes, Matt Serra, Josh Koscheck and more, champion Georges St. Pierre has soundly defeated everyone he’s faced and in the process eliminated potential challengers to his title. Swick and Kampmann, with a combined 29-4 record inside the Octagon and who are both undefeated in their campaigns at 170 lbs, were two of the few welterweights remaining with a legitimate claim as a top division contender.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:47PM by emfleek - 1 comment
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DREAM 11: Gesias ‘JZ’ Cavalcante vs Daisuke Nakamura on Oct. 6
A lightweight tilt between Gesias Cavalcante (14-3-1) and Daisuke Nakamura (20-10) has been added to the upcoming DREAM 11 event from the Yokohama Arena in Kanagawa, Japan on Oct. 6. Cavalcante looks to rebound from a unanimous decision loss to Tatsuya Kawajiri at DREAM 9. A two-time K-1 Hero’s champion, “JZ” has run into a rough patch as of late. After incurring a decision loss to Shinya Aoki in the preliminary round of the Lightweight Grand Prix, he was forced to undergo surgery. Upon his scheduled return to competition on New Year’s Eve last year, he experienced an unexpected and demoralizing mishap.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:46PM by emfleek - 2 comments
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Urijah Faber joins ‘Cyborg’ Santos at ADCC September event
Perhaps the most prestigious grappling tournament in the world — the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) — recently rounded out its Submission Wrestling World Championships 65.9 kg weight class by adding former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber, according to GracieMag.com. “The California Kid” joins Strikeforce women’s champion Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos (+60kg), Luanna Alzuguir (-60kg) and Gregor Gracie (-77kg) as newly-announced participants for the September event.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:45PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Dan Henderson Not Currently Signed to UFC
Shootin down a rumor. Dan Henderson won't fight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in his next fight. In fact, his next fight might not be in the UFC...
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:42PM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ricardo Arona vs. Marvin Eastman to Headline Bitetti Combat 4 Fight Card
A light heavyweight encounter between Ricardo Arona and Marvin Eastman will cap off a night of ten bouts at Saturday's Bitetti Combat 4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. FanHouse confirmed Tuesday with Bitetti Combat the complete card and with the exception of the recent exit of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, the lineup has remained intact.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:40PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Gray Maynard Focused on Roger Huerta, Not Lightweight Title
If Gray Maynard wanted to, he could make a pretty good case that he deserves to be the No. 1 contender for the UFC lightweight title. After breaking into the UFC on the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter and knocking himself out in a bizarre no contest on that season's Finale, Maynard has gone 5-0, and he's dominated all five opponents. But as Maynard prepares to fight Roger Huerta on the September 16 Ultimate Fight Night card, he says he won't lobby for a shot at the lightweight championship, even if he beats Huerta. Instead, Maynard says in an interview with FanHouse that he's putting all his energy into fighting Huerta, and that as long as he keeps winning, he's sure a title shot will come.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:37PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
When is the book coming out? From the U.S. to Brazil, a man finds solace in a place he once called home. Away from the distractions of mainstream America, a family man looks to begin anew until tragedy strikes. A robbery followed by broken promises leave him questioning the very fabric of existence. The harrowing tale of Chris Wilson.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:36PM by emfleek - 0 comments
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Monte Cox's Adrenaline MMA finalizes full card for Sept. 13 event in Iowa
Monte Cox's Adrenaline MMA organization returns for its fourth show on Sept. 18, and the promotion today revealed the full 13-fight event card. In addition to the previously announced co-main event bouts of Tim Sylvia (24-6) vs. Jason Riley (6-1) and Houston Alexander (8-4) vs. Sherman Pendergarst (11-14), UFC vets Forrest Petz (15-7) and Chad Reiner (19-8) will also meet on the evening's main card.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:33PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Middleweight Nate Quarry relying on "old-man strength" for win at UFC Fight Night 19
When middleweight slugger Nate Quarry (11-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) steps into the cage against Tim Credeur (12-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) on the main card of "UFC Fight Night 19: Diaz vs. Guillard" on Sept. 16, there will be a bit of an old-school feel to the contest. But despite an apparent striking advantage on the feet and a potential jiu-jitsu deficiency, Quarry said he won't be relying on any particular gameplan to earn a victory.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 2:32PM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Strikeforce Signs Antwain Britt
Light Heavyweight prospect Antwain Britt, who actually fought his way into the house on season 8 of The Ultimate Fighter before an injury forced him off the show, has been signed by Strikeforce. No word yet on when he will debut for the company. Britt has a 7-2 career MMA record.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 11:03AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
"TUF 10" competitor Scott Junk took different path to UFC, now he's on long road back
Scott Junk (6-2-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) doesn't exactly fit the stereotype for the house on "The Ultimate Fighter 10." "I'm simple – just a normal everyday working guy," Junk said. "These guys are ex-football players and young guys who are spoiled who don't have jobs. They're complaining about things that I thought were luxuries." That's because Junk doesn't have the traditional mixed-martial-arts pedigree. A Hawaiian who fell into MMA after an All-American Division II college football career and who later gained his full-time job in sewage line construction, Junk is also unique because of his UFC background.
Submitted Sep 9, 2009 10:52AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
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