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Griffin-Nogueira Now Likely For UFC 114, Not 113
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite original reports that the fight was planned for UFC 113 in Montreal, Forrest Griffin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is now being targeted for UFC 114 instead. It's noy yet known why UFC plans to move the fight back 3 weeks to Las Vegas.
Submitted Feb 4, 2010 6:33AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WEC on PPV- Aldo, Faber, Cerrone, Henderson, and Brown.
(mmajunkie.com)
Finally the WEC has made it to PPV. Somewhat disappointing that it's $44.99 as opposed to free on Versus, but they deserve to be. WEC has been putting on great cards and great fights for the fans for a long time and now their expanding. Featured fights include Urijah Faber vs. Jose Aldo (Featherweight Championship) Donald Cerrone vs. Benson Henderson (Lightweight Championship) Mike Brown vs. Manny Gamburyan
Submitted Feb 3, 2010 3:05PM by kevietre - 22 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Strikeforce Miami Fighter Payouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The FSBC has released the official fighter payouts from Strikeforce Miami this past weekend. The total disclosed payouts were $469,600 with the largest share-$100,000-going to both Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler. Although the figures report that Herschel Walker was paid only $600 for his fight, he did earn "six figures", likely through a signing bonus or other arrangements.
Submitted Feb 3, 2010 1:44PM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
UFN 21 Main Card Finalized
(mmajunkie.com)
In addition to announcing the date and venue today, UFC also announced the full main card for UFC Fight Night 21 in March. The previous headline fights of Kenny Florian vs. Takanori Gomi & Roy Nelson vs. Stefan Struve will be joined by Nate Quarry vs. Jorge Rivera and Ross Pearson vs. Dennis Siver. 3 prelim fights were also confirmed.
Submitted Feb 3, 2010 1:40PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roy Nelson vs. Stefan Struve at UFC Fight Night 21
(mmaweekly.com)
The "Ultimate Fighter" meets "The Skyscraper" in North Carolina on March 31. Roy Nelson, the season 10 winner from the popular reality show, faces Stefan Struve in a heavyweight contest on the upcoming UFC Fight Night 21. The event will serve as the lead-in to the newest season for the Spike TV show. MMAWeekly.com confirmed the long rumored bout with sources close to the fight that said bout agreements have been issued. Nelson also made a post via his Facebook page on Tuesday stating, "Stefan Struve should be the next fight in March."
Submitted Feb 3, 2010 10:05AM by emfleek - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sengoku Raiden Championships 12 matchups include champ Jorge Santiago, Wilson Reis
(mmajunkie.com)
World Victory Road officials today announced three bouts for their next event, Sengoku Raiden Championships 12, and notable competitors include middleweight title-holder Jorge Santiago and former EliteXC bantamweight champion Wilson Reis. The event, which airs on HDNet in North America, takes place March 7 at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. Santiago takes on Mamed Khalidov in a rematch, Reis meets Yuji Hoshino, and Shigeki Osawa meets fellow featherweight Kyung Ho Kang. Sengoku Raiden Championships 12 is WVR's first event of 2010; the promotion hasn't hosted a show since it teamed up with DREAM for the Dec. 31 "Dynamite!! 2009" show.
Submitted Feb 3, 2010 10:03AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFN 21 Announced For North Carolina
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC officially announced UFC Fight NIght 21 today, the event will take place on March 31 in Charlotte, NC. The main event and co-main event were also confirmed, those being Kenny Florian vs. Takanori Gomi and TUF 10 winner Roy Nelson vs. Stefan Struve. Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Fight Club members, Friday for Newsletter subscribers.
Submitted Feb 3, 2010 9:20AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Heavyweights Todd Duffee and Mike Russow agree to meet at UFC 114 in May
(mmajunkie.com)
A heavyweight matchup between top prospect Todd Duffee (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and near-12-year veteran Mike Russow (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is in the works for UFC 114. The bout was first reported by The Times of Northwest Indiana's Caged In MMA site, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed that both fighters have verbally agreed to the matchup, and bout agreements are expected to be signed shortly.
Submitted Feb 3, 2010 1:33AM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Evan Dunham vs. Tyson Griffin likely for June's UFC 115 in Vancouver
(mmajunkie.com)
For love or money, Sin City always takes the latter when it comes to the fight game. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned that training partners Evan Dunham (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Tyson Griffin (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) have agreed to meet at UFC 115 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, according to multiple sources close to the situation. Bout agreements have yet to be signed, but both parties have agreed to the fight and are expected to finalize a deal soon.
Submitted Feb 3, 2010 1:31AM by jae_1833 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez welterweight return targeted for UFC 114 against John Hathaway
(mmamania.com)
He's back. After coming up short against BJ Penn in his Dec. 12 bid for the 155-pound crown, Diego Sanchez (21-3) will make his return to the welterweight division opposite John Hathaway at the upcoming UFC 114 pay-per-view from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, May 29. The "Nightmare" tweeted the good news earlier today. After capturing the first ever Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Championship in April 2005, Sanchez went on to win his next five fights in the crowded 170-pound division. Unfortunately his former TUF nemesis, Josh Koscheck, derailed his title aspirations with a unanimous decision win in a bizarre battle of striking at UFC 69: "Shootout."
Submitted Feb 3, 2010 12:29AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Strikeforce Miami Medical Suspensions
(mmajunkie.com)
The Florida State Boxing Commission has announced the medical suspensions from Saturday's Strikeforce Miami event. It was not good to be a loser, as all the main card losers were among 8 suspended fighters, each getting 30-60 days except for Greg Oxley, who is suspended indefinitely and must have his left ACL cleared before returning.
Submitted Feb 2, 2010 2:04PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
SF Miami Ratings: 517,000 Viewers, 52% Increase Over Evolution
(mmajunkie.com)
The ratings for Saturday's Strikeforce Miami event have been announced: The event drew 517,000 viewers on Showtime, a 52% increase over the 341,000 for SF Evolution in December. That means roughly 4% of all households with Showtime (about 12 million) were watching. For comparative purposes, the UFC counter-programming that night-a UFC 107 replay-did 2.2 million viewers on Spike.
Submitted Feb 2, 2010 1:29PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Five Things We Learned From Watching Strikeforce: Miami
(mmafighting.com)
With another Strikeforce event in the books and some time to reflect on what we saw last Saturday night, it's time for some observations based on our perfect hindsight. What, if anything, did Nick Diaz do wrong? Does Bobby Lashley's win have any long-term significance for his career? And what in the world is Strikeforce doing with Jay Hieron? All this and more as we look back at Strikeforce's most recent offering. 1) Promotional opportunities were missed Here's the situation: Nick Diaz won Saturday and looked outstanding doing so, completely shutting down Marius Zaromskis' standup attack. In doing so, he becomes the first-ever welterweight champion. So who does he say he wants to fight during post-fight interviews? Jay Hieron? No. Mach Sakurai? Nope. He calls out Georges St. Pierre. There's only one problem, of course, and that's that GSP is in the UFC, and there's no way that fight is happening between the two organizations. By voicing a desire to fight GSP, Diaz is essentially telling fans that his most worthy weight-class adversary is in another company, which while true, is not exactly going to help hype up his next fight, a fight which will most decidedly not be against Georges St. Pierre. Diaz can't be blamed for wanting to fight another great fighter, but Strikeforce has a limited amount of time in which the eyes of the MMA world are thrust upon them, so they shouldn't be wasted highlighting their rival organization at their own expense. All of this leads me to my second point...
Submitted Feb 2, 2010 8:39AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Murilo 'Ninja' Rua Targeting Back-to-Back DREAM, Shine Fights
(mmafighting.com)
Murilo "Ninja" Rua is looking forward to a busy spring. The brother of UFC's "Shogun" and a former EliteXC middleweight champion, Rua is eyeing fights in the coming months at DREAM.13 and Shine Fights 3. In this exclusive interview with MMA Fighting through a translator, Rua talks returning to fight in Brazil, his younger brother's rematch against Lyoto Machida and his own upcoming fights. Ray Hui: What was your decision to sign with Shine as opposed to fighting for Strikeforce? Murilo "Ninja" Rua: I think Shine has the potential to be one of the most exciting MMA shows in the world. They are signing some very talented fighters and have interesting plans, so why not join them? They treated me with respect and presented me a great opportunity, and I'm very happy and looking forward to fighting in Shine. I think Strikeforce is also a great promotion, but right now as far as America goes I'll be fighting for Shine Fights, and they will allow me to keep fighting in other countries like Brazil and Japan. Hui: Are you still with DREAM? Rua: I still have two fights left in my DREAM deal, and I'm looking forward to fighting on their next card in March.
Submitted Feb 2, 2010 8:36AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Couture goes back to his roots for Coleman
(mmaweekly.com)
It was 1989 when Randy Couture first ran into Mark Coleman. At that time, the two were both competing on the wrestling circuits, and they met in a Freestyle match-up that saw Coleman get the best of Couture by points. Fast forward to 1998 and the two were set to match-up for the UFC heavyweight title, but an injury suffered by Couture in training prevented the fight from happening. And now, in 2010, the two legendary fighters are finally set to meet each other again, this time at light heavyweight with a possible title shot on the line. Couture has been working at his home camp at Xtreme Couture to prepare for the main event bout, and despite some turnover of coaches and fighters at the gym, the former Olympic hopeful says everything has been positive getting ready for the fight.
Submitted Feb 2, 2010 8:35AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
King of the Cage to air monthly on HDNet
(mmaweekly.com)
HDNet on Monday announced a multi-year partnership with "Mark Burnett Presents: King of the Cage," in which, under terms of the agreement, the network will feature live "King of the Cage" events every month. The first event will air on HDNet on Friday, Feb. 12 at 10:00 p.m. ET. "King of the Cage and Mark Burnett are pioneers in their respective fields, and we are excited to feature 'Mark Burnett Presents: King of the Cage' on HDNet as part of our commitment to being the home of MMA," said Mark Cuban, Chairman and Co-founder of HDNet. "The award-winning story telling of Mark Burnett will bring the personalities of MMA to life in a way that has never been seen before."
Submitted Feb 2, 2010 8:34AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Nate Diaz vs. Rory Markham welterweight fight added to UFC 111 prelims
(mmajunkie.com)
Nate Diaz (11-5 MMA, 6-3 UFC) moves up a weight class to fight Rory Markhman (16-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) next month on the preliminary card of UFC 111. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported the likelihood of the bout last month, and UFC executives recently made it official. UFC 111 takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The fight card, which includes two title fights, will be complete once a previously reported welterweight bout of Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch is officially announced for the main card.
Submitted Feb 2, 2010 8:32AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Manager: Despite antics, cage clown Wes Sims came to win at "Strikeforce: Miami"
(mmajunkie.com)
At this past Friday's weigh-ins, Wes Sims was holding court and proudly showing off a T-shirt with a supposed strip club of a sponsor. At Saturday's "Strikeforce: Miami" event, Sims kicked off his bout against Bobby Lashley with some pro-wrestling-inspired taunting. And even after his lopsided TKO loss, Sims joked with his opponent and the media in a post-fight press conference. And while it may be easy to write off the veteran fighter as MMA's resident goofball, a representative for Sims said the fighter came to win and had far more riding on the line than most fans realize.
Submitted Feb 2, 2010 8:29AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Matyushenko says recent setback beneficial for UFC on Versus 1 appearance
(mmajunkie.com)
As UFC light heavyweight Vladimir Matyushenko (23-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) finalizes his preparation for a March 21 contest with Eliot Marshall (8-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) at UFC on Versus 1, "The Janitor" admits the potential for another last-minute cancellation exists in his head. It's understandable. After all, Matyushenko had a UFC 108 bout with Steve Cantwell scratched the week of the fight. "That's part of the game," Matyushenko recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "Injuries happen, and it's always frustrating, but deep inside my head, I'm always ready for that because it can always happen."
Submitted Feb 2, 2010 8:28AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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