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Reese Andy On Matt Hamill: "I've got him beat in all aspects of the sport."
(fightline.com)
Reese Andy recently sat down with UFC.com as he prepares to face Matt Hamill on Dec. 27. He hit on a variety of subjects, including; growing up as a wrestler in Montana, his high school football days and he also gave his thoughts on his upcoming opponent. Below are some of the highlights from that conversation:
Submitted Dec 21, 2008 3:06AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yoshida Recovering, Planning Spring Return
(mmaweekly.com)
Following a knockout loss to Josh Koscheck at the UFC "Fight for the Troops" show, Japanese judoka Yoshiyuki Yoshida was taken to the hospital and later released. MMAWeekly.com received word from Yoshida's camp on his condition and his plans for a return.
Submitted Dec 21, 2008 2:53AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Bader: Not Just A Wrestler
(mmaweekly.com)
Ryan "Darth" Bader made his professional mixed martial arts debut on March 31, 2007, and within a year's time the former Arizona State wrestling stand out had racked up a 7-0 record heading into The Ultimate Fighter season 8. With his technical knockout victory over Vinicius Magalhaes in the season finale to become The Ultimate Fighter, Bader showed he's not just a wrestler anymore.
Submitted Dec 21, 2008 2:12AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Brown Agrees To Defend WEC Title Against Garcia
(mmajunkie.com)
While the exact date still has to be worked out, WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Brown has verbally agreed to what will be the first defense of his title. It likely will be in March but his opponent is set-Leonard Garcia.
Submitted Dec 20, 2008 4:02PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Mirko Crocop Interview - Talks Hong man Choi
(dreamfighters.com)
Talks about Choi, compares to Sapp, and talks fedor
Submitted Dec 20, 2008 3:05PM by kastro_316 - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Lindland: "I'm sure Belfort will be prepared" for January bout
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite being out of the UFC for over three years, top-ranked middleweight Matt Lindland (21-5) has continued to face an impressive roster of big-name opponents. That won't change at January's "Affliction: Day of Reckoning," as the 38-year-old will be taking on the heavy handed Vitor Belfort (17-8).
Submitted Dec 20, 2008 1:32PM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
Rashad Evans prepared for "TUF" battle with Forrest Griffin
(mmajunkie.com)
When Forrest Griffin (16-4 MMA, 7-2 UFC) shocked Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in July and claimed the UFC's light-heavyweight title, many pointed to Griffin's success as validation for the the viability of "The Ultimate Fighter" as a means to find new talent for the organization. And while many pointed to the most recent season of the program as proof that the show had outlived its need, undefeated Rashad Evans (12-0-1 MMA, 7-0-1 UFC) believes his upcoming bout with Griffin proves the remaining value of the series.
Submitted Dec 20, 2008 1:31PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jake Rosholt vs. Alessio Sakara set for UFC Fight Night 17
(mmajunkie.com)
Former collegiate wrestling champion and WEC veteran Jake Rosholt (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is set to make his debut against American Top Team's Alessio Sakara (13-7 MMA, 4-4 UFC) at February's "UFC Fight Night 17: Lauzon vs. Franca." Our friends at Fiveouncesofpain were the first to report the possibility of the bout, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed with multiple sources close to the bout that both camps have agreed to the fight and bout agreements are forthcoming. "UFC Fight Night 17: Lauzon vs. Franca" takes place Feb. 7 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla.
Submitted Dec 20, 2008 1:29PM by MMAcca - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Getting To Know Mike Wessel
(mmaweekly.com)
Stepping up on short notice is never easy for any fighter, but with the success of guys like Tim Boetsch and Jim Miller, who have taken bouts with little time to prepare, the benefits can be plentiful. The latest fighter to take this task to heart is Arkansas based fighter Mike Wessel, who earlier this week stepped in to replace Mark Burch at UFC 92 against Antoni Hardonk.
Submitted Dec 20, 2008 1:04PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chuck Liddell wants to rematch Keith Jardine at UFC 96 on March 7
(mmamania.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell is calling for a rematch against Keith Jardine at UFC 96 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on March 7, according to a recent radio interview on The Tom Leykis Show. Here’s a snip: “There’s been a few names. We have Jardine listed. We want him in March.”
Submitted Dec 20, 2008 1:02PM by MMAcca - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gabriel Gonzaga vs Shane Carwin at UFC 96
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
FiveOuncesOfPain.com can exclusively report that a heavyweight clash between former heavyweight title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga and former NCAA Division II wrestling champion Shane Carwin is now set to take place. Gonzaga is 10-3 and trains out of Team Link in Massachusetts. The jiu-jitsu black belt’s most high-profile fight took place at UFC 74 in August of 2007 when he lost to then-UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture via third round TKO. Following the loss to Couture, the native Brazilian then suffered a second round TKO defeat at the hands of Fabricio Werdum at UFC 80 last January. However, since that time, Gonzaga has once again begun to climb the championship ladder with consecutive wins.
Submitted Dec 20, 2008 1:00PM by MMAcca - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video Game News: UFC 2009 Undisputed Hands-on
(ps3.ign.com)
December 19, 2008 - Last night we got our hands on UFC 2009 Undisputed for the first time, and, while the game's still far from complete and its control scheme has yet to be finalized, we can safely say that this game has all the makings of a future champ.
Submitted Dec 20, 2008 10:52AM by shawneth - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
BJ Penn Is The Best Striker In MMA
(mmamania.com)
So says Freddie Roach to Yahoo's Kevin Iole. Roach also thinks Penn would beat Georges St. Pierre in a striking match if that happened.
Submitted Dec 20, 2008 10:49AM by DCRage - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 95 - Gonzaga vs Carwin / Marquardt vs Gouveia
(mmabay.co.uk)
It appears UFC 95 is finally taking shape as MMABay can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that two huge matches are on the verge of being announced, between heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga and Shane Carwin and middleweights Nate Marquardt and Wilson Gouveia.
Submitted Dec 20, 2008 8:20AM by Rampage200 - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former TUF Competitor Traded
(mmaweekly.com)
Trades are not uncommon in sports, although MMA seemed to be the exception...until now. So it was quite a surprise when former TUF competitor Noah Thomas heard that he was traded from the TKO promotion to the XMMA promotion.
Submitted Dec 20, 2008 7:07AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Shileds Wants UFC & GSP
(mmaweekly.com)
Top ranked welterweight Jake Shields is tired of waiting and wondering. He wants job stability, and more importantly, to establish himself as the world’s best. “I’m just sick of not knowing when I'm going to fight,” he told MMAWeekly.com. In recent months, Shields has had anything but stability. Since the financial woes of ProElite virtually closed the organization and put a lock down on communications with its fighters, Shields has been in the dark about his future.
Submitted Dec 20, 2008 6:57AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Legendary Nogueira far from finished
(sports.yahoo.com)
If there’s a secret regarding the legendary durability of Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, it might be his vivid memory. The former PRIDE heavyweight champion, who has fought some of the biggest and baddest men in the sport in 37 professional fights, has never been stopped, even though he’s spent plenty of time getting pounded and been in situations often that would have stopped virtually all competitors.
Submitted Dec 20, 2008 2:05AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Bisping Talks TUF, Names Coaches For Season 9
(mmaweekly.com)
It was a natural fit, with the announcement that the ninth season of "The Ultimate Fighter" would pit the U.S. vs. the U.K., that British fighter Michael "The Count" Bisping would get the call to be the coach of the England based team.
Submitted Dec 20, 2008 1:47AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Mir on Preparing for a Fight
(youtube.com)
He's a regular human being
Submitted Dec 19, 2008 9:02PM by TimW001 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
New Wanderlei Silva Interview...Confirms He Will Shave His Head!!
(scrapplesandwich.com)
Awesome interview also confirms hes opening his own gym in vegas, so get to trainin' with the best yall
Submitted Dec 19, 2008 7:37PM by MikeyG - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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