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Page 1009 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Wilson Reis and Tara LaRosa to compete at Extreme Challenge event on Jan. 23
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
The debut of Monte Cox’s Extreme Challenge promotion at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City on Friday, Jan. 23 is shaping up to have strong drawing power within the Philadelphia and New Jersey markets. Already announced as headlining the show against an opponent yet to be determined is top five ranked lightweight Eddie Alvarez, who was raised in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Additionally, FiveOuncesOfPain.com can now confirm that both Tara LaRosa and Wilson Reis are scheduled to compete on the show as well. The news was confirmed via text message with Matt Stansell of North County Fight Club Fight Management, which represents both Reis and LaRosa.
Submitted Dec 3, 2008 12:42AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
The BJ Penn Show (Part 1)
(mmamania.com)
Submitted Dec 3, 2008 12:40AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pro Elite Close to a Sale? Would-Be Free Agents Screwed?
(cagepotato.com)
Pro Elite could be very close to a sale of the company that might potentially revive MMA on CBS and Showtime, while at the same time putting the kibosh on the free agency plans of EliteXC fighters.
Submitted Dec 3, 2008 12:29AM by Muay-Thai_Mogwai - 9 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Nick Thompson Might Be Next to Sign with Bellator
(fighters.com)
Fighters.com’s tenth-ranked welterweight “Goat” Nick Thompson (35-10-1) is in talks with Bellator Fighting Championships, according to anonymous sources close to negotiations.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 9:42PM by Wolfenstein - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Gilbert Yvel in Negotiations with Affliction
(fighters.com)
Heavyweight “Hurricaine” Gilbert Yvel (31-12-1) is negotiating to fight at Affliction Day of Reckoning in Anaheim, east of Los Angeles, 24 January, according to M-1 Global’s Director of Communications Jacob Schaap (0-1-1).
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 9:39PM by Wolfenstein - 7 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
Jorge Masvidal Signs to Bellator Fighting Championships
(fighters.com)
American Top Team lightweight “Gamebred” Jorge Masvidal (15-3-0) has signed to fight in Bellator Fighting Championships’ 2009 tournaments.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 9:37PM by Wolfenstein - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Paulson, Nelson, Morgan talk about Lesnar Victory
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Brock Lesnar’s Team Breaks Down His Victory Over Randy Couture For The UFC Heavyweight Title On November 15th, 2008 Brock Lesnar became one of only 4 Heavyweights in UFC history to win the Heavyweight Title with less than 5 professional fights. The coaches who helped him orchestrate his victory over the Legendary Captain America Randy Couture talked with PDG about Brock’s training, the fight and his future opponents. Below is what legendary trainers Marty Morgan, Greg Nelson and Erik Paulson had to say about the new UFC Heavyweight Champion.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 8:04PM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
WEC 37 Weigh-In Results
(mmajunkie.com)
The weigh-ins for tomorrow night's WEC 37 have just been completed. Everyone made weight so the entire card is now official.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 7:31PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
New Mike Brown interview.
(411mania.com)
Fresh off a KO of Urijah Faber to win the WEC Featherweight title, Mike Brown takes time out of his day to talk to 411 about his career, provide insight on his title-winning performance, his fellow 145-pounders, and who he feels has the better haircut - Faber or Torres!
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 5:50PM by tberg420 - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Former WEC Middleweight Osterneck Headed To UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Although he suffered his first loss in his last fight, WEC Middleweight Nissen Osterneck has confirmed today that UFC will "give him another chance" and that UFC will carry over his WEC contract. No date has been set for Osterneck's UFC debut but it likely will be in early '09.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 5:46PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Sylvia seeking NYE fight in Japan; Ken Shamrock in February
(sherdog.com)
After losing to Fedor Emelianenko last July, Tim Sylvia plans for a big return. The former UFC heavyweight champion is prepared to fight in Japan in roughly 30 days. Sylvia’s manager, Monte Cox, is actively seeking a fight for “The Maine-iac” on K-1 and Dream’s co-promoted “Premium 2008 Dynamite” card on Dec. 31 or World Victory Road’s Sengoku event on Jan. 4. Cox said Sylvia has been granted a certificate of eligibility to participate in either promotion. “I don’t think anyone ever knows until about a week before they fight,” said Sylvia of preparing for an opponent in one of the Japanese organizations. Sylvia (24-5) hoped to return to Affliction in January, but Cox confirmed that the 6-foot-8 heavyweight will sit out the novice promotion’s second show set for Jan. 24 in Anaheim, Calif., which features an Emelianenko-Andrei Arlovski clash.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 4:44PM by Porch28 - 14 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
Thales Leites Wants Fight Against Demian Maia
(mmanews.com)
I’d accept a fight, I’m a professional. Demian is a great fighter and has been doing a great job in UFC. It’s possible that they put this fight, because the belt is with a Brazilian guy and we’re growing, so they can put this fight to take one of the Brazilians from the tops
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 4:40PM by Porch28 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"Razor" Returns To WEC At WEC 38
(mmaweekly.com)
According to sources within his camp, former WEC Lightweight Champion Rob McCullough will return to action at WEC 38 in January. He'll face Marcus Hicks, who is just coming off a WEC LW Title fight himself.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 3:22PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Thiago Tavares returns to Florida's American Top Team
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight Thiago Tavares, a fighter who's lost three of his past four fights after beginning his career with 12 consecutive victories, has rejoined the Florida-based American Top Team. Richie Guerriero, general manager of ATT, today made the announcement.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 2:30PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jim Miller to replace Frankie Edgar vs. Matt Wiman at “UFC Fight for the Troops”
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
An injury sustained during training has forced lightweight competitor Frankie Edgar out of a scheduled bout vs. Matt Wiman during next Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 16: “UFC Fight for the Troops” event. Replacing Edgar will be another New Jersey based fighter, up and coming lightweight prospect Jim Miller. FiveOuncesOfPain.com learned of the news exclusively after speaking with a source close to one of the fighters.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 2:28PM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bonnar’s Back at UFC 94
(uk.ufc.com)
After over a year on the sidelines due to injury, Stephan Bonnar will look to pick up his two fight winning streak where it left off when he returns to the Octagon on January 31st to take on unbeaten prospect Jon Jones on the main card of UFC 94 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale now for UFC 94, which is headlined by the welterweight superfight between Georges St-Pierre and BJ Penn, and the clash of unbeaten light heavyweights, Lyoto Machida and Thiago Silva. Also added to UFC 94’s preliminary card is a lightweight bout between Thiago Tavares and Manny Gamburyan, a matchup of heavyweight prospects Jake O’Brien and Christian Wellisch, and a welterweight meeting of Ultimate Fighter alumni Matt Arroyo and Dan Cramer.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 12:22PM by XblacksheepX - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
UFC 100 - “Night of Champions” moves one step closer
(mmabay.co.uk)
Now, for our more regular readers you may remember that we ran a story way back on October 11th exclusively revealing the UFC’s plans to hold their biggest show yet on July 4th, UFC 100.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 10:56AM by Rampage200 - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mangler On A Mission
(mmaweekly.com)
Manny Tapia is a man on a mission. The fighter that many refer to as "The Mangler” will face the toughest test of his career when he takes on WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres this Wednesday in Las Vegas. Fans wait in anticipation as this match-up has fight of the year potential. Tapia is ready and eagerly awaits the showdown between two of the best 135-pound fighters in the world. “I feel good. I feel strong. I’m not thinking about it too much. I’m just keeping my head clear,” said the Chino, Calif. resident. “All the hard parts are already out of the way, that’s the training; the fight is just a bonus. The months of preparation, that’s the hard part.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 8:28AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
Former TUF 8 Fighter Returns To Action
(mmaweekly.com)
Months after being forced off TUF 8 due to a nose injury that drew a medical suspension, Karn Grigoryan returned to action this past weekend in a big way. He KO'd previously unbeaten BJJ Black Belt Daniel Rial in just over a minute, a win Grigoryan and trainer Gabriel Gonzaga hope earns him another shot in UFC.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 6:47AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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