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Page 1038 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Sengoku Close To Signing Former IFL Fighter, Planning HWGP?
(nightmareofbattle.wordpress.com)
Reports that IFL veteran heavyweight Antoine Jaoude is close to being signed by Sengoku for their January event have also started fueling rumblings of a Heavyweight GP in the promotion next year. No opponent named yet for Jaoude at Sengoku 7 should he sign.
Submitted Nov 17, 2008 1:38PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
 
Affliction Signs Man Who Beat Fedor? (***Video of fight added***)
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko lost a decision to Bulgaria’s Blagoi Ivanov in the semi-finals of the World Combat Sambo Championships this weekend. Ivanov defeated Emelianenko by 8 points to 5, then stopped his German opponent in the final match of the tournament to take the gold medal. Emelianenko, who has won the tournament for the past three years running, eventually took bronze. Reports have emerged that Ivanov was signed by Affliction immediately after winning the tournament. However, Fighters Only has not been able to confirm these reports with Affliction Entertainment, the promotional arm of the popular clothing company.
Submitted Nov 17, 2008 1:26PM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
Hazelett Happy With Win, Still wants To Improve
(mmaweekly.com)
Pulling off another victory with a great finish, Dustin Hazelett moved his career UFC record to 5-2 while earning another bonus for the slickest submission of the night. In the fight against Tamdan McCrory, it was Hazelett's rubber guard transition to oma plata and then into a reverse armbar that saw the fight finished, but he says that is a regular move for him to practice versus the maneuver he used to submit Josh Burkman in his last fight.
Submitted Nov 17, 2008 1:20PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ricky Hatton: "We Can Learn From the UFC"
(bloodyelbow.com)
Boxer Ricky Hatton was among the many fans at UFC 91 and tell The Daily Star that boxing can learn a thing or two from the promotion: Hatton was at ringside in Las Vegas to see Randy Couture lose his world heavyweight title to man-mountain Brock Lesnar, who beat him with a second-round stoppage. And ‘The Hitman’, who faces Paulie Malignaggi at the MGM Grand Arena next Saturday, told me: “The presentation and general approach of the UFC is something that boxing can learn a great deal from.” It was Hatton’s first taste of live UFC action and he said: “The whole aspect of it was great and, rather than boxing ignore it, it should take a leaf out of the UFC book.
Submitted Nov 17, 2008 1:07PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quick Quote: Affliction & Trump Further Distance Themselves From Beard
(mmamania.com)
In light of the recent events surrounding Todd Beard, who resigned from his post at Affliction last week because of a restraining order put in place on him by Kim Couture, Michael Cohen, Chief Operating Officer of Affliction Entertainment and as Special Counsel to Donald J. Trump has issued a statement to clarify his role -or lack there of-in mixed martial arts side of the company. Beard has since issued and apology and entered into a treatment facility to address his substance abuse and anger issues.
Submitted Nov 17, 2008 11:48AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
Network TV Sits On The Sidelines...For Now
(mmaweekly.com)
Dana White has made it very clear in the past that he is not depending on a network television deal to further the promotion's popularity. On network television, we've seen EliteXC, the International Fight League and Strikeforce. However, the world's most popular mixed martial arts promotion has yet to fill a network TV timeslot.
Submitted Nov 17, 2008 9:02AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
No Title Shot Yet, But Maia Still Unbeaten
(mmaweekly.com)
Demian Maia continued his impressive run in the Octagon Saturday night, submitting much loved Ultimate Fighter 1 veteran Nate Quarry in the first round with a rear naked choke. The win now puts Maia at 4-0 in the UFC with all four of his wins coming by the way of submission. He remains undefeated as a professional. With the middleweight division quickly running out fresh challengers for UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva, Maia has put himself on the short list for a possible title fight down the line. Since joining the UFC in October of 2007, he has been impressive in his run. His ground game has looked absolutely perfect, using flawless technique to set up all four of his submission victories in the UFC. The only question mark surrounding Maia is how good is his striking, which is a key component to every fighter’s arsenal.
Submitted Nov 17, 2008 9:00AM by MMAcca - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
I Need A Rematch With Mer (the spelling mistake was on purpose)
(mmaweekly.com)
Looking at Brock Lesnar’s performance against Randy Couture on Saturday, it’s hard to believe many reporters called him the next Kimbo Slice. With a record of 2-1 in professional mixed martial arts competition, some critics made the most of very little ammunition in Lesnar’s video library. No matter how hard Dana White tried, he couldn’t shake the Slice comparisons. “If I had hair, I’d pull it out,” the UFC president quipped. But any parallels between the titanic champion and his backyard-bred counterpart were erased at UFC 91. Lesnar’s size and strength bridged the gap in experience between he and Couture, setting the stage for a unique changing of the guard in the UFC’s inconsistent heavyweight division. Lesnar is the greenest—and possibly the most promising—champion in its history.
Submitted Nov 17, 2008 8:59AM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WWE.com Talks UFC 91
(bloodyelbow.com)
For Lesnar, the road to UFC gold proved surprisingly short. Within roughly six months, the former WWE Superstar climbed to the top of the ultimate fighting heap, capping his ascent with the upset victory over Couture. Critics have noted that many of the fights on the UFC pay-per-view ended in the first round, leaving UFC producers scrambling to fill the three-hour event with content. The dearth of hearty competition left many viewers to watch less prestigious under-card fights and only served to bolster claims that UFC pay-per-view events can often be a "crap shoot" in regards to filling the full three hours. For his part, Lesnar took the encouragment of the WWE Universe and the hard lessons forged during his fiery time at WWE and showed UFC and the world why he is not only a man of mettle but also a former three-time WWE Champion. -- WWE.com.
Submitted Nov 17, 2008 8:56AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Anderson Silva rumored to fight Chuck Liddell at UFC 95
(mmamania.com)
UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva (23-4) could take another break from the 185-pound division and trade leather with former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell (21-6) in a special 205-pound match up in the works for the UFC 95 main event, according to The Sun.
Submitted Nov 17, 2008 1:41AM by jae_1833 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BJ Penn Interview
(yardbarker.com)
"The Prodigy" talks about getting ready for GSP at UFC 94 and many other things...Pretty solid BJ Penn interview.
Submitted Nov 16, 2008 1:38PM by crushedbacon - 5 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
New TUF 9 Coach Emerging From UFC 91?
(mmajunkie.com)
With Rich Franklin and Dan Henderson reportedly not interested in coaching the US side in TUF 9, Dana's gone looking for new coaches and may have found one after UFC 91-enter emerging middleweight Demian Maia, who may have just worked his way into the spot.
Submitted Nov 16, 2008 11:08AM by DCRage - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Lauzon earns seventh-straight win at sold-out WCF event
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC-veteran lightweight Dan Lauzon (11-2) earned his seventh straight victory Friday night in the Massachusetts-based promotion World Championship Fighting. The 20-year-old Lauzon needed just 75 seconds to earn a TKO against an overmatched Justin Hammertrum (6-7) in the evening's main event. The win was Lauzon's third for World Championship Fighting in 2008. Lauzon, younger brother of "The Ultimate Fighter 5" cast member Joe Lauzon, stil holds the record as the youngest fighter ever to compete in the UFC. In Otober 2006, at just 18 years, five months and 14 days old, Lauzon lost via TKO to Spencer Fisher at "UFC 64: Unstoppable."
Submitted Nov 16, 2008 11:01AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
 
UFC 95 Tickets On Sale Monday (For Fight Club Members)!
(ticketmaster.co.uk)
UFC Fight Club Members - Monday 17th November (9.00am) UFC Newsletter Presale - Wednesday 19th Nevember (9.00am) Public - Friday 21st November (9.00am)
Submitted Nov 16, 2008 9:35AM by Ben_Hutch - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chuck Liddell drops out of USO tour. Rumored to be kicked off.
(mmajunkie.com)
The abrupt end to Chuck Liddell's participation in an international USO tour to support American troops has raised a few eyebrows. The former UFC light heavyweight champion was part of a contingent of five celebrities joining a U.S. Marine general on an eight-day, five-country USO tour this week. Liddell made the first part of the trek on Monday to Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska, with rap duo the Ying Yang Twins, model and singer Mayra Veronica and comedians Gabriel Iglesias and Edwin San Juan. However, Liddell pulled out of the tour on Tuesday due to what both the USO and his management team, Zinkin Entertainment, deemed to be an unspecified illness. However, unconfirmed reports quickly surfaced following Liddell's decision to bow out, including one that he was asked to leave by the USO after members of his entourage were found partying with minors............
Submitted Nov 16, 2008 5:36AM by haggiswashere - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
UFC 91 Results (*SPOILERS*) + FOTN/SOTN/KOTN Bonuses
(mmamania.com)
Brock Lesnar defeats Randy Couture via TKO (strikes) Round 2 Kenny Florian defeats Joe Stevenson via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1 Dustin Hazelett defeats Tamden McCrory via Submission (Armbar) Round 1 Gabriel Gonzaga defeats Josh Hendricks via TKO (Strikes) Round 1 Demian Maia defeats Nate Quarry via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1 Aaron Riley defeats Jorge Gurgel via unanimous decision Jeremy Stephens defeats Rafael dos Anjos via knockout in round three Mark Bocek defeats Alvin Robinson via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 3 Matt Brown defeats Ryan Thomas via Submission (Armbar) Round 2 Sub - Dustin Hazelett KO - Jeremy Stephens Fight - Riley/Gurgel
Submitted Nov 16, 2008 12:31AM by MMAcca - 60 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carlos Condit joins Arizona Combat Sports
(mmaweekly.com)
The championship pedigree at Arizona Combat Sports continues to grow as World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight champion Carlos Condit has officially joined the team as a full time member, joining WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner on the team roster. Since making his debut with the WEC in January 2007, the "Natural Born Killer" has gone 5-0 while winning and defending the 170-pound title numerous times.
Submitted Nov 15, 2008 7:49PM by Jackelope - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Terry Martin vs. Scott Smith added to "Strikeforce: Destruction"
(mmajunkie.com)
Strikeforce has added a middleweight bout between Scott Smith (13-5) and Terry Martin (18-5) to next week's "Strikeforce: Destruction" event. Strikeforce spokesperson Mike Afromowitz today confirmed reports of the bout with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) and said the fight will appear on the HDNet-televised main card. The fight, though, will not headline the event and is instead expected to get co-main-event status. "Strikeforce: Destruction" takes place Nov. 21 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
Submitted Nov 15, 2008 3:25PM by babalu2720 - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
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