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Benavidez sees Torres in a familiar position, looks to surprise at WEC 47
Joseph Benavidez (11-1 MMA, 3-1 WEC) knows exactly how Miguel Torres (37-2 MMA, 5-1 WEC) feels.As the two prepare to meet on the main card of "WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz," Torres looks to recover from his first loss in nearly six years, and he's made no attempt to hide his intense desire to return to the win column.
Submitted Feb 17, 2010 11:48AM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
With just five fights in his MMA career, Chad Mendes believes he's ready for WEC debut
Talk to anyone that knows featherweight Chad Mendes (5-0 MMA, 0-0 WEC), and they'll tell you that the 24-year-old Team Alpha Male fighter has great potential in the sport of MMA.But for Mendes, now just 17 months removed from his MMA debut, there will be no waiting around to develop in the sport's smaller organizations.
Submitted Feb 17, 2010 11:45AM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
Ohio commission turns down Sims vs. Sylvia at "Adrenaline MMA IV" (Updated)
"The commission felt the fight was not going to be competitive at this time after comparing [Sims' and Sylvia's] records and the opponents both fighters had faced," Profato stated in an email response. "And even though it was 2004, Sylvia previously stopped Sims at 1:36 of the first round."
Submitted Feb 17, 2010 2:25AM by jae_1833 - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Eddie Alvarez to appear in EA Sports MMA video game!
I was listening to this interview today and right at the end when Eddie is giving his shoutouts he confirms he will be in the EA game! Yet another reason to buy both games :)!
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 6:29PM by mmapunch - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
Will UFC 110 Be the Last Hurrah for Mirko Cro Cop, Wanderlei Silva, Keith Jardine or Stephan Bonnar?
At UFC 110, four ... fighters could find themselves on the outside looking in. No longer relevent in a sport that changes and evolves like the wind, and yesterday's hero's turn into shells of their former selves almost overnight. I think UFC 110 will feature four fighters that are past the 'crossroads' in their career so to speak.
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 6:25PM by RhythmAndStyle - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Quote of the Day: Alistair Overeem - "I Will Definitely Fight Fedor This Year"
"I will definitely fight Fedor this year. There's no doubt about it, unless he says no. I don't believe he will, but I’m a little worried about his managers. I'm sure he wants to fight, but I’m not sure people behind him do too."
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 6:24PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Who Wants to Be a Bellator Ring Girl?
In a move that is just begging for their email inboxes to be filled with alarming nude photos (take it from someone who worked for an MMA org conducting a ring girl search, it happens more than you’d think), Bellator is asking interested applicants to send photos and resumes to their Chicago offices.
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 6:22PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez meets Josh Neer in May "Super Fight" at 160 pounds
Bellator Fighting Championships lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (19-2 MMA, 3-0 BFC) returns to action for the first time since an October win under the DREAM banner when he meets 10-time UFC veteran Josh Neer (27-9-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) in May.Bellator officials announced the new matchup today, though specifics on the date of the bout have to be released.
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 6:21PM by RhythmAndStyle - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
UFC 109 Draws 10,753 For $2.27 Million Gate
The NSAC has released the official attendance and live gate totals from UFC 109. UFC originally claimed 10,687 fans for a live gate of $2.27 million, they actually drew 10,753-7432 paid, 3321 comps, with 84 unsold tickets-for a live gate of $2.273 million.
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 4:41PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
New York Secretary of State Favors Regulating MMA
We should not minimize the economic impact of MMA matches, especially on the cities that host these events. At a 2007 MMA match in Columbus, Ohio, some 40 percent of attendees came from outside of the state. That means busy hotels, restaurants and downtowns.
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 1:49PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Bitetti Combat 6: Paulo Filho vs Yuki Sasaki booked for Feb. 25
The Bitetti Combat 6 fight card continues to take shape with former WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho (19-1) agreeing to meet Japanese stalwart Yuki Sasaki (22-16-1) on Feb. 25 in Brazil according to GracieMag.com.
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 1:48PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
For Renzo Gracie, "middle-age crisis" includes defending family's honor
At 42 years old, it's been more than two years since MMA pioneer Renzo Gracie (13-6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has set foot in a cage.But this April, Gracie will debut for the UFC on the main card of "UFC 112: Invincible" in Abu Dhabi when he takes on UFC legend and future Hall-of-Famer Matt Hughes (43-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC).
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 1:46PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sengoku 12: Maximo Blanco vs 'Armbar Kim' confirmed for March 7
Lightweight King of Pancrase and former freestyle wrestling standout, Maximo "Maxi" Blanco (4-2-1) has been confirmed to square off with Korean submission artist, Chang Hyun Kim (15-5) at Sengoku 12 on March 7.Sengoku 12, the inaugural event under the new "Sengoku Raiden Championship" banner will take place at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, and the event will air on HDNet in North America.
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 12:33PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
UFC Quick Quote: Stephan Bonnar ready to 'fight his a** off' on Feb. 21
"He’s a well-rounded veteran with a lot of experience. He’s a strong guy. I’ve got some stuff planned for him. I’ve got to do certain things when the time’s right and fight smart. It’s just as important as my last fight and probably just as important as all the ones that are yet to come. It’s do-or-die."
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 12:32PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 110: Do you know who George Sotiropoulos is? He's a serious threat...
"I see this as a step up and I do see the difference between fighting on the undercard and the main card. I'm getting more exposure, and I can see that makes a huge difference. I haven't been fighting on main cards and obviously people are going to see you less. But I feel like I'm a complete fighter and I'm gaining momentum in the public's eye."
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 12:30PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Grove vs. Munoz, Osipczak vs. Story added to UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi
Today, the UFC added two more bouts to the "UFC 112: Invincible" card, as Kendall Grove (11-6 MMA, 6-3 UFC) takes on Mark Munoz (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), while Nick Osipczak (5-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) meets Rick Story (9-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC).
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 12:28PM by RhythmAndStyle - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bisping Says Silva Has Plenty To Worry About
"I think in terms of an opponent, I do see a lot of similarities," Bisping told MMAWeekly Radio about Silva and Leben. "I'm sure there's going to be a lot of haters out there on the Internet laughing saying Wanderlei isn't Leben, and he's not. Wanderlei's a fantastic fighter and I do have a lot of respect for him, but in some respects they are very similar fighters. War Bisping - lock'd-n-load'd
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 12:27PM by RhythmAndStyle - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Daley vs. Koscheck, Credeur vs. Lawlor official for UFC 113 in Montreal
"UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun II" continues to take shape, and two more bouts were today made official for the UFC's third trip to Montreal in three years.Paul Daley (23-8-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. Josh Koscheck (14-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) and Tim Credeur (12-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. Tom Lawlor (6-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) were officially added to the UFC 113 schedule.
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 12:24PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Akiyama Wants Silva In Japan But May Get Him In Vancouver
Yoshihiro Akiyama was supposed to return to UFC this weekend and face Wanderlei Silva in Australia, but he was left out when UFC chose Michael Bisping to face Silva instead. But according to sources in his camp, he may now get Silva-or Bisping depending on what happens this weekend-at UFC 115 in Vancouver if the winner remains healthy. But if that's not the case, Akiyama's hiatus since his UFC debut in summer could get even longer. And Akiyama wants Silva in Japan, but his camp says it won't work because of UFC's TV deal in Japan.
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 10:23AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White interview: In the UFC, Herschel Walker would die
You know what makes me crazy is the media attention it got. ESPN will cover Herschel Walker fighting when you got guys like George St. Pierre, Anderson Silva, Brock Lesnar, and B.J. Penn.
Submitted Feb 16, 2010 9:12AM by scpd400 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
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