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Thales Leites Wants Fight Against Demian Maia
(mmanews.com)
I’d accept a fight, I’m a professional. Demian is a great fighter and has been doing a great job in UFC. It’s possible that they put this fight, because the belt is with a Brazilian guy and we’re growing, so they can put this fight to take one of the Brazilians from the tops
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 4:40PM by Porch28 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"Razor" Returns To WEC At WEC 38
(mmaweekly.com)
According to sources within his camp, former WEC Lightweight Champion Rob McCullough will return to action at WEC 38 in January. He'll face Marcus Hicks, who is just coming off a WEC LW Title fight himself.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 3:22PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Thiago Tavares returns to Florida's American Top Team
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight Thiago Tavares, a fighter who's lost three of his past four fights after beginning his career with 12 consecutive victories, has rejoined the Florida-based American Top Team. Richie Guerriero, general manager of ATT, today made the announcement.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 2:30PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jim Miller to replace Frankie Edgar vs. Matt Wiman at “UFC Fight for the Troops”
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
An injury sustained during training has forced lightweight competitor Frankie Edgar out of a scheduled bout vs. Matt Wiman during next Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 16: “UFC Fight for the Troops” event. Replacing Edgar will be another New Jersey based fighter, up and coming lightweight prospect Jim Miller. FiveOuncesOfPain.com learned of the news exclusively after speaking with a source close to one of the fighters.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 2:28PM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bonnar’s Back at UFC 94
(uk.ufc.com)
After over a year on the sidelines due to injury, Stephan Bonnar will look to pick up his two fight winning streak where it left off when he returns to the Octagon on January 31st to take on unbeaten prospect Jon Jones on the main card of UFC 94 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale now for UFC 94, which is headlined by the welterweight superfight between Georges St-Pierre and BJ Penn, and the clash of unbeaten light heavyweights, Lyoto Machida and Thiago Silva. Also added to UFC 94’s preliminary card is a lightweight bout between Thiago Tavares and Manny Gamburyan, a matchup of heavyweight prospects Jake O’Brien and Christian Wellisch, and a welterweight meeting of Ultimate Fighter alumni Matt Arroyo and Dan Cramer.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 12:22PM by XblacksheepX - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
UFC 100 - “Night of Champions” moves one step closer
(mmabay.co.uk)
Now, for our more regular readers you may remember that we ran a story way back on October 11th exclusively revealing the UFC’s plans to hold their biggest show yet on July 4th, UFC 100.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 10:56AM by Rampage200 - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mangler On A Mission
(mmaweekly.com)
Manny Tapia is a man on a mission. The fighter that many refer to as "The Mangler” will face the toughest test of his career when he takes on WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres this Wednesday in Las Vegas. Fans wait in anticipation as this match-up has fight of the year potential. Tapia is ready and eagerly awaits the showdown between two of the best 135-pound fighters in the world. “I feel good. I feel strong. I’m not thinking about it too much. I’m just keeping my head clear,” said the Chino, Calif. resident. “All the hard parts are already out of the way, that’s the training; the fight is just a bonus. The months of preparation, that’s the hard part.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 8:28AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
Former TUF 8 Fighter Returns To Action
(mmaweekly.com)
Months after being forced off TUF 8 due to a nose injury that drew a medical suspension, Karn Grigoryan returned to action this past weekend in a big way. He KO'd previously unbeaten BJJ Black Belt Daniel Rial in just over a minute, a win Grigoryan and trainer Gabriel Gonzaga hope earns him another shot in UFC.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 6:47AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shooto Announces First 2009 Event
(mmaweekly.com)
The Japanese promotion Shooto yesterday announced it's first event for 2009, "Shooto Tradition 5", to be held at Differ Ariake in Tokyo on January 18. The first bouts announced feature Shooto Pacific Rim welterweight champion Yusuke Endo taking on Dream veteran Koutetsu Boku in a non-title fight and the Shooto returns of Shooto veterans Junya “Kodo” Kudo and Jin Akimoto.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 6:44AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WEC 38 Officially Announced: Varner-Cerrone, Faber-Pulver 2 Headline
(mmaweekly.com)
WEC yesterday put out a press release officially announcing WEC 38. To be held on January 25 and air live at 9:30 PM ET on Versus, the card will be headlined by WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner vs. Donald Cerrone for the title and the rematch of former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber vs. Jens Pulver.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 6:41AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Carano To WEC? Not So Fast
(mmaweekly.com)
Although there is continued interest among those in both UFC and WEC about adding former EliteXC star Gina Carano to WEC's ranks, it may not happen anytime soon. The hangup this time? The still-apparently-unresolved ProElite contractual situation that is keeping Carano and many other EliteXC fighters in limbo for now.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 6:40AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Aoki-Alvarez Slated for K-1 on Dec. 31
(sherdog.com)
Consider it an early Christmas present. Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki, two of the world’s top four lightweights, have verbally agreed to fight one another at K-1 “Premium 2008 Dynamite” on Dec. 31 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Monte Cox, who manages Alvarez, confirmed the news to Sherdog.com on Monday.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 6:35AM by mentalcase - 19 comments
Filed under: Dream, K-1 / K-1 Hero's
 
World Extreme Cagefighting: WEC 37 - Torres vs. Tapia on TSN 2
(tsn.ca)
The bantamweight championship is on the line at WEC 37, live on Dec. 3 at 8 pm ET on TSN 2
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 1:33AM by crushedbacon - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
Garcia Hit With $500 Million Lawsuit
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Armando Garcia, who recently and unexpectedly resigned as the head of the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), is the subject of a $500 million lawsuit. CSAC Staff Services Analyst Frank Munoz and the Commission itself are also named in the lawsuit, which was filed last year by New Era fighting (NEF). NEF is a California-based MMA promotion which claims that it was disadvantaged and harassed by "improper" CSAC practices. The group claims it was hit with a cease and desist order by CSAC just minutes before a scheduled event in July last year, forcing it to be cancelled. CSAC allegedly claimed NEF president Ron Kort was not a licensed promoter - despite having approved his application, issued a promoter's license, and cashed a cheque for the renewal of that licence.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 1:24AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC 93 Card Made Official
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today confirmed several bouts for its first-ever event in Dublin, Ireland, on January 17, 2009. UFC 93: “Henderson vs. Franklin,” which will take place at The O2, features the highly anticipated light heavyweight clash between former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin and former Pride FC dual welterweight and middleweight champion Dan Henderson. In the co main event of the pay-per-view (PPV) event, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will look to once again begin establishing himself as the top 205-pound fighter in the world when he rematches the most recent UFC Hall of Fame inductee, former UFC heavyweight champion and 2000 Pride FC Open Weight Champion, Mark Coleman. Here is the most recent official card: Main event: 205 lbs.: Rich Franklin (24-3) vs. Dan Henderson (23-7) Main card (Televised): 205 lbs.: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (16-3) vs. Mark Coleman (15-8) 185 lbs.: Denis Kang (31-10-1) vs. Alan Belcher (13-5) 205 lbs.: Andre Gusmao (5-1) vs. Antonio Mendes (15–3) 155 lbs.: Nate Mohr (8-5) vs. Dennis Siver (12-6) Under card (May not be broadcast): 170 lbs.: Marcus Davis (15–4) vs. Chris Lytle (26-16–5) 185 lbs.: Rousimar Palhares (8-2) vs. Jeremy Horn (80-18-5) 205 lbs.: Ivan Serati (10-2) vs. Tomasz Drwal (14-2) 170 lbs.: Thomas Egan (3-0) vs. John Hathaway (9-0)
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 1:19AM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lindland Vs Belfort In January, Not Babalu
(mmaweekly.com)
Renato "Babalu" Sobral defeated Bobby Southworth recently to capture the Strikeforce light heavyweight championship. One unfortunate side effect for the new titleholder, however, is that he has been removed from a fight against No. 3 ranked middleweight Matt Lindland. Affliction had planned to pair Babalu and Lindland against each other at the promotion's Jan. 24 event at The Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. It now appears that Babalu's recent effort at 205 pounds for Strikeforce may have necessitated the bout with Lindland to be at a catch weight in the 190 to 195-pound range.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 1:17AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
Sylvia Aims at Japan, Ken Shamrock
(sherdog.com)
After losing to Fedor Emelianenko last July, Tim Sylvia plans for a big return. The former UFC heavyweight champion is prepared to fight in Japan in roughly 30 days. Sylvia’s manager, Monte Cox, is actively seeking a fight for “The Maine-iac” on K-1 and Dream’s co-promoted “Premium 2008 Dynamite” card on Dec. 31 or World Victory Road’s Sengoku event on Jan. 4. Cox said Sylvia has been granted a certificate of eligibility to participate in either promotion.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 1:17AM by Playground_Samurai - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Clementi vs. Tibau in the works for February
(intheguard.tv)
Intheguard.tv learned today that the lightweight bout between Rich 'No Love' Clementi (40-13-1) and Gleison Tibau (27-5) was offered to both camps and is being negociated for February. We were unable to confirm whether the fight will be featured in the UFC Fight Night 17 or UFC 95 taking place in London.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 1:15AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike "The Hulk" Easton vs. Chase Beebe for UWC Bantamweight Championship
(bloodyelbow.com)
UWC - Ultimate Warrior Challenge MAN "O" WAR Mike Easton vs. Chase Beebe UWC World Championship Title Fight Washington, DC - East coast regional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) powerhouse the UWC - Ultimate Warrior Challenge announced today the signing of a fight between H.I.T. Squad's Chase Beebe and Team Lloyd Irvin's Mike "The Hulk" Easton. The bantamweight bout (135lbs) will be the Co Main Event for UWC: MAN "O" WAR, which will take place February 21st, 2009 at the George Mason University Patriot Center Arena in Fairfax, VA. The winner will be crowned the UWC Bantamweight Champion of the world.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 1:13AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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