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Mariusz Pudzianowski wins MMA debut at KSW 12
(mmamania.com)
The five-time World’s Strongest Man champion, Mariusz Pudzianowski blitzed through his MMA debut on Friday, Dec. 11, at KSW 12 in Warsaw, Poland. Facing a professional boxer and fellow MMA newcomer, Marcin "El Testosteron" Najman, "Pudzian," a fourth-kyu green belt in Kyokushin Karate and former amateur boxer, stalked his foe for the first fifteen seconds. With the thunderous roar of the crowd chanting his name, Pudzian started battering Najman’s legs as if he were shooting a soccer ball from long range. The kicks quickly took a toll on "El Testosteron," who fell to the mat and succumbed to Pudzian’s ferocious ground-and-pound at 43 seconds of the first round.
Submitted Dec 12, 2009 6:16AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Brian Bowles Defends WEC Bantamweight Title Against Dominick Cruz On 3/6
(mmajunkie.com)
WEC Bantamweight Champion Brian Bowles will defend his title for the first time against top challenger Dominick Cruz on March 6 at what likely will be WEC 47 in Columbus, Ohio. The fighters have verbally agreed to the fight, paperwork pending.
Submitted Dec 11, 2009 9:09PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Scott Coker talks Henderson's three fights, Overeem, Aoki, more
(fightclubhouse.com)
Scott Coker touches on a bunch of hot topics as talks about possible fights for Henderson, Overeem returning, and more!
Submitted Dec 11, 2009 6:18PM by BrutalKnockOut - 16 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Dream, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
UFC 107 live weigh-in results
(mmajunkie.com)
The official weigh-in results include: MAIN CARD Champ B.J. Penn (155) vs. Diego Sanchez (156) Cheick Kongo (239) vs. Frank Mir (264.5) Kenny Florian (156) vs. Clay Guida (156) Paul Buentello (255) vs. Stefan Struve (247) Jon Fitch (171) vs. Mike Pierce (171) PRELIMINARY CARD Alan Belcher (195) vs. Wilson Gouveia (193) Shane Nelson (156) vs. Matt Wiman (156) Ricardo Funch (171)^ vs. Johny Hendricks (171)% Lucio Linhares (185) vs. Rousimar Palhares (186) Edgar Garcia (173)* vs. DaMarques Johnson (171)+ Kevin Burns (171) vs. T.J. Grant (171) % - Hendricks initially weighed 172 pounds, then 171.5 pounds, but stripped down and made weight on his third attempt. ^ - Funch initially weighed 171.5 pounds but stripped down and made weight on his second attempt. * - Garcia weighed two pounds over the allowed 171-pound limit and has been given additional time to lose the remaining weight. + - Johnson initially weighed 171.5 pounds but stripped down and made weight on his second attempt.
Submitted Dec 11, 2009 4:32PM by jae_1833 - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
SHERK STEPS IN TO FACE JIM MILLER AT UFC 108
(mmaweekly.com)
Although tis was posted in a thread, just wanted to make sure all could see. With Tyson Griffin forced to withdraw from his UFC 108 bout with Jim Miller due to an undisclosed injury on Friday, the UFC moved swiftly to bolster a fight card that has been plagued by injuries. Within hours, Miller received a new opponent, Sean Sherk. Oliveira is expected to remain on the preliminary card to face a new opponent.
Submitted Dec 11, 2009 3:20PM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St-Pierre vs. Dan Hardy official for UFC 111 on March 27 in New Jersey
(mmajunkie.com)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – British slugger Dan Hardy (23-6 MMA, 4-0 UFC) knew he earned a shot at UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (19-2 MMA, 13-2 UFC) by defeating Mike Swick at November's UFC 105 event. Now he knows the date. At today's UFC Fight Club Q&A session in Memphis, Tenn., UFC broadcaster Mike Goldberg said he had confirmed with UFC matchmaker Joe Silva that St-Pierre and Hardy will meet at an as-yet-unannounced event on March 27 in Newark, N.J. The event is expected to be dubbed UFC 111 and take place at the Prudential Center.
Submitted Dec 11, 2009 3:17PM by jae_1833 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tennessee Commission Greenlights Referee Shadowing
(sherdog.com)
The Tennessee Athletic Commission may have stumbled upon a valuable tool in harvesting the next generation of mixed martial arts officials. TAC Executive Director Jeff Mullen, a former judge, confirmed on Thursday that his sanctioning body had given the green light for up-and-coming official Brian Beauchamp to shadow assigned referees Dan Miragliotta, Greg Franklin, Mario Yamasaki and Herb Dean at UFC 107 “Penn vs. Sanchez” this Saturday at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tenn.
Submitted Dec 11, 2009 2:07PM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva" takes another hit; lightweight Tyson Griffin out
(mmajunkie.com)
When it rains, it pours. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the promotion that the UFC has lost another featured fighter in its first event of 2010. Lightweight contender Tyson Griffin (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) has suffered an undisclosed injury in training and has been forced to withdraw from his "UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva" main-card bout with Jim Miller (15-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC).
Submitted Dec 11, 2009 2:03PM by jae_1833 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 107 Creature vs. Creature: Stefan Struve Is Too Tall To Headhunt
(bit.ly)
UFC 107 hits Memphis, Tenn., tomorrow night for what was supposed to be a Quinton "Rampage" Jackson homecoming. Of course, we all know what happened next...
Submitted Dec 11, 2009 1:40PM by MaxOne - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 110 Sells Out In One Day
(mmajunkie.com)
It didn't take long for UFC's Australia debut to be a success at the gate...in fact, it only took a few hours. After Fight Club members & Newsletter subscribers brought a reported 10,000 tickets to UFC 110 via pre-sales, the rest of the tickets went on sale to the public today and sold out in just a few hours...with no fights still officially announced for the event. While official word of the sell-out has yet to come from the UFC, a quick review of UFC 110's listing on Ticketek.com indicates an "Allocation Exhausted" alert for the event.
Submitted Dec 11, 2009 12:29PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Prelims On Spike To Return For 108
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV has confirmed today they will once again air live UFC prelims in January, this time before UFC 108. Which ones haven't yet been determined. UFC & Spike officials continue to decide whether or not to do them on a case-by-case basis, although the main reason they're not being done for 107 is schedule conflicts, Spike had already scheduled it's annual Video Game Awards for the 2 hours before 107.
Submitted Dec 11, 2009 11:41AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Credeur Off UFN 20; Gerald Harris In
(mmajunkie.com)
One TUF 7 alum out, another one in. Tim Credeur has been forced off UFN 20 in January due to injury, he was to have faced Mike Massenzio. The replacement is fellow TUF 7 contestant Gerald Harris, who didn't appear at the TUF 7 Finale but has won his last 7 fights to earn another chance in UFC.
Submitted Dec 11, 2009 10:17AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hughes Confirms Renzo Gracie Bout
(mmaweekly.com)
Pack your bags for Abu Dhabi, Matt Hughes fans. Dana White confirmed yesterday the former UFC Welterweight Champion would next fight in April but wouldn't confirm it's against Renzo Gracie-or where. But Hughes did-he said paperwork isn't done but he thinks an April 10 fight in Abu Dhabi against Gracie will happen.
Submitted Dec 11, 2009 7:12AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
RVCA Banned by UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
As evidenced by the black electrical tape covering the RVCA symbol on BJ Penn's shirt at today's pre-fight press conference. RVCA was banned from the UFC in mid-November due to their sponsorship agreement with Fedor Emelianenko.
Submitted Dec 11, 2009 2:15AM by jae_1833 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bobby Lashley signs multi-year contract with Strikeforce MMA
(mmamania.com)
Former WWE star and collegiate wrestling champion Bobby Lashley (4-0) has signed a multi-year agreement with Strikeforce and will make his mixed martial arts debut for the San Jose-based promotion at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida on Saturday, Jan. 30, against an opponent to be named. Terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed.
Submitted Dec 11, 2009 2:08AM by jae_1833 - 18 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
UFC Quick Quote: Rampage Jackson wants to fight, not spell
(mmamania.com)
"I had a very unpleasant 45-minute phone call with Rampage before the TUF finale (on Dec. 5). We started fighting on texts that day. He sent me a really bad text so I sent him a really bad text back. He wrote back, 'Call me, I can't spell good enough to fight on texts (laughs).'" -- UFC President Dana White tells the Las Vegas Sun about his recent grammatically-challenged exchange with "retired" former light heavyweight champion, Rampage Jackson, prior to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10 Finale on Dec. 5.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 11:09PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
AKA: Sure, Train With Us, but Only if We Get a Percent of Your Income
(bloodyelbow.com)
When Affliction went down in flames, Paul Buentello decided he might want to go to the UFC. Dana White's feelings on Zinkin Entertainment are well known, and Buentello decided to replace Bob Cook and get a new manager. As a result, Buentello was suspended from the American Kickboxing Academy, where he's trained since 2000: According to the fighter and his long-time trainer and friend, Dave Velasquez of Nor Cal Fight Factory, the dispute arose when Buentello replaced Cook with a new manager. "I’ve always came to this crossroads, if I ever go back to the UFC, I gotta have somebody on board that’s gonna sell me like I’m the best thing since sliced bread," said Buentello. The native Texan believes that someone is Elis Pacheco of New York-based Dedos Marketing Group, which has worked with Ice-T, Fat Joe and Beyonce Knowles. Cook, Buentello’s former manager and trainer, declined comment.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 11:07PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 0 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
 
Frank Mir ‘went into depression’ and ‘got sick’ over Brock Lesnar obsession
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
In what could now officially qualify as a somewhat unhealthy fanaticism in regards to avenging a previous, and utterly embarrassing defeat at the hands of current UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, Frank Mir recently went on record with the Las Vegas Sun stating that the news of Lesnar’s recent health problems made him ill…. literally. “When he got sick it screwed up my training because he was such a driving force for me,” said Mir. “I went into a depression for two to three days where I didn’t go to the gym, I got sick — I drove myself insane thinking we may possibly not fight again. “I couldn’t live with that.” Apparently the obsession with Brock isn’t really with Brock at all. No, according to Mir’s father you can chalk it up to a deep seeded disdain for losing.
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 11:05PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Major Surgery May Still be Needed for UFC'S Lesnar
(tsn.ca)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar continues to have serious health problems, according to UFC president Dana White. "He's still really sick," White told reporters Thursday. "We won't know for probably another month and a half. He had that minor surgery, he's going to change his diet, do some things and see what happens."
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 7:36PM by Gogoplatapus - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alan Belcher: ‘I feel disrespected’, ‘ready to let my fists do the talking’
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Just two days shy of his UFC 107 showdown with the always dangerous Wilson Gouveia, Alan “The Talent” Belcher is flat out pissed, and it’s not at his opponent but the current predicament he finds himself in. The predicament being a “Fight of the Night” caliber athlete being snubbed from main card honors. “I have tons of people coming out to support me, and it kind of helps me get over the fact that I’m not going to be on the main card… it pisses me off.”
Submitted Dec 10, 2009 7:22PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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