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Escudero Eyes Future Fight Against Huerta
(mmamania.com)
Newly crowned Ultimate Fighter Efrain Escudero is already setting his sights high-he says that if he had to pick one opponent to face within a year, he'd pick Roger Huerta.
Submitted Dec 15, 2008 1:03PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BJ Penn sleeping in a Plastic Bag - Prep For GSP
(dreamfighters.com)
BJ Penn is taking no chances with GSP this time - Last time he used this method was against Sean Sherk.
Submitted Dec 15, 2008 12:49PM by kastro_316 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Evan Shoman’s Work on Wanderlei Silva
(dreamfighters.com)
Here is the latest Evan Shoman render of Wanderlei Silva - Simply Amazing!
Submitted Dec 15, 2008 12:41PM by kastro_316 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
‘Fight for the Troops’ raises $4 million in donations
(mmamania.com)
The three-hour UFC Fight Night 16: “Fight for the Troops” special from the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C., on Wednesday, December 10, raised more than $4 million in donations for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, according to The Oxford Press.
Submitted Dec 15, 2008 11:09AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Show him the money: Forrest Griffin open to Wanderlei Silva fight
(mmamania.com)
“I think Wanderlei is a bad man and Wanderlei will get [Rampage Jackson at UFC 92]. I’m not great at calling fights but that’s my honest opinion…. He’s a good training partner and we’re becoming better friends because his English is geting better. I’ve got nothing bad to say about Wanderlei. He will never get tired of punching you. There’s just no break in him. I think of myself as someone who’s willing to do as much as anyone, but he’s the one guy who might do more. That’s a bad dude. He’s hard to put out. If he was a video game, he’d have no life bar. You’ve got a life bar that goes down but his life bar doesn’t go down. That’s why I like watching him fight…. It would be great. If it’s for the right money or a belt, I’ll fight anyone.”
Submitted Dec 15, 2008 10:30AM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
10 Tough Debuts
(sherdog.com)
1. Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir (UFC 81, 2/2/08) So it’s a bit of a cheat -- Lesnar’s first pro MMA bout came against Min Soo Kim in 2007. But I argue that if your opponent doesn’t punch you back, it’s not much of a fight. Lesnar’s real test came against Mir in his UFC debut, a fight that organizers seemed to concoct with the intention of giving Lesnar the most difficult road possible. Where Lesnar is at his most formidable and comfortable -- providing offense on top -- is where Mir is most dangerous, a fact he proved less than a couple of minutes in with a heel hook. That Lesnar was able to rebound speaks to his confidence as an athlete, and the fact that he didn’t enter the sport for the quick payday. While I generally yawn at rematches, this is one that would likely provide contrast between first-fight jitters and the cage calm that comes with experience. Mir subed Brock with a heel hook apparently, i swear i thought it was a kneebar, oh well its from sherdog it must be right
Submitted Dec 15, 2008 8:08AM by mentalcase - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bader,Escudero,Nover Talk TUF (+ Browning, Press Conference Vid)
(mmaweekly.com)
Humility could be the most common theme among the three fighters who made their way to "The Ultimate Fighter" season eight finale post fight press conference. As Ryan Bader, Efrain Escudero and Phillipe Nover spoke to the media, all three took in stride what just went down to crown two of them the new TUF champions and marked the third as a rising star in the sport.
Submitted Dec 15, 2008 2:50AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Boetsch Signs New Deal With UFC
(mmaweekly.com)
Light heavyweight Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC and is ready to get back to competition. Boetsch transitioned to the big stage of MMA as a short notice fighter. He made a huge splash in his UFC debut, hurling David Heath to the canvas before battering him with punches for a TKO win. A loss to Matt Hamill at UFC Fight Night 13 followed, where Boetsch took the fight on six weeks notice.
Submitted Dec 15, 2008 2:47AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce's Josh Thomson seeking fights with world's best
(mmajunkie.com)
Riding an eight-fight win streak, Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson (16-2) established himself as a top-10 fighter with a dominant, unanimous-decision win over Gilbert Melendez this past June. "The Punk" then returned to action with a 74-second destruction of Ashe Bowman in September. But as Thomson recently told TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), he's now looking for fights with the best opponents in the world. "Right now I have two (dream opponents)," Thomson said. "I have Eddie Alvarez and B.J. (Penn). To me I think those are the two top guys now."
Submitted Dec 14, 2008 5:13PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Coming Soon: WAMMA Lightweight Champion?
(bloodyelbow.com)
Nothing is official yet, but Shinya Aoki vs. Eddie Alvarez on 12/31 may determine the #1 Lightweight in the World not named BJ Penn. There are early talks among all involved parties to use the fight to determine the first WAMMA Lightweight Champion.
Submitted Dec 14, 2008 3:42PM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
 
Time to end TUF antics
(sports.yahoo.com)
It can hardly be a coincidence that the two men who won titles on The Ultimate Fighter 8 were also among the few who avoided rowdy and disgusting behavior in the house. Ryan Bader knocked out Vinnie Magalhaes in the light heavyweight final and Efrain Escudero bested Phillipe Nover via unanimous decision on Saturday in the lightweight finale at The Pearl at the Palms in what can only be described as a victory for taste and common sense. If the best SpikeTV producers and the UFC can do is to show men urinating and ejaculating in others’ food, throwing a glass at a defenseless fighter and making a star out of someone without a whit of class, then it’s time to put a wrap on the reality series.
Submitted Dec 14, 2008 8:28AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lashley needs just 41 seconds in MMA debut, Monson defeats Rodriguez
(mmajunkie.com)
Highly touted WWE import Bobby Lashley (1-0) made quick work of fellow mixed martial arts rookie Joshua Franklin (0-1). Lashley needed just 41 seconds to dispose of his opponent in the co-main event of Saturday night's "Mixed Fight Alliance: There Will be Blood" in Miami, Fla. Lashley appeared in the event while on loan from the American Fight League. The inaugural card for the Mixed Fight Alliance also featured a unanimous decision win by ten-year veteran Jeff Monson (27-8) over former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez (34-10).
Submitted Dec 14, 2008 6:38AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
TUF 8 Finale fighter salaries
(mmamania.com)
Here are all the TUF 8 Finale payouts: Efrain Escudero - $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win) Phillipe Nover - $8,000 Efrain Escudero defeats Phillippe Nover via unanimous decision Vinicius Magalhaes - $8,000 Ryan Bader - $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win) Ryan Bader defeats Vinicius Magalhaes via TKO (strikes) Round 1 Wilson Gouveia – $36,800 (including $18,400 to win) Jason MacDonald - $35,200 (including $9,200 of Gouveia’s purse) Wilson Gouveia defeats Jason Macdonald via TKO (strikes) Round 1 Anthony Johnson – $18,000 ($9,000 t show, $9,000 to win) Kevin Burns - $7,000 Anthony Johnson defeats Kevin Burns via KO (head kick) Round 3 David Kaplan - $8,000 Junie Allen Browning - $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win) Junie Browning defeats David Kaplan via Submission (armbar) Round 2 Shane Primm – $8,000 Krzysztof Soszynski - $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win) Krzysztof Soszynski defeats Shane Primm via submission (kimura) in round two Jules Bruchez – $8,000 Eliot Marshall - $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win) Eliot Marshall defeats Jules Bruchez via submission (rear naked choke) in round one George Roop – $8,000 Shane Nelson - $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win) Shane Nelson defeats George Roop via split decision Tom Lawlor – $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win) Kyle Kingsbury - $8,000 Tom Lawlor defeats Kyle Kingsbury via unanimous decision John Polakowski – $8,000 Roli Delgado - $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 to win) Rolando Delgado defeats John Polakowski via submission (guillotine choke) in round two
Submitted Dec 14, 2008 6:26AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 8 Finale - FOTN, SOTN, KOTN $25k Payouts
(mmaweekly.com)
(All awards include a $25,000 bonus for each fighter.) Ultimate Fighter 8 Fight of the Night – Junie Browning and Dave Kaplan Ultimate Fighter 8 Knockout of the Night – Anthony Johnson Ultimate Fighter 8 Submission of the Night – Krzysztof Soszynski
Submitted Dec 14, 2008 12:51AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Escudero Knocks Off Nover - New Ultimate Fighter
(mmaweekly.com)
Phillipe Nover may have been christened the 155-pound Anderson Silva by UFC president Dana White, but it was Efrain Escudero that earned the designation of The Ultimate Fighter in the 155-pound class at Saturday night's Ultimate Fighter Finale. Escudero used his All-American collegiate wrestling skills to great effect throughout the fight, continually ducking Nover's striking attempts and taking the newly promoted Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt down to the mat. Although Nover was aggressive from his back in searching for submissions, Escudero would control the majority of the positioning and score with his repeated ground and pound attacks. "I knew Phillipe was a very good striker, so I knew he was going to come out with that strong right," recounted Escudero after the fight. "So as soon as he threw it man, I shot right under it."
Submitted Dec 14, 2008 12:27AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Darth Bader Strikes Back - New Ultimate Fighter
(mmaweekly.com)
He was an All-American wrestler while competing at Arizona State University, but now Ryan "Darth" Bader can add "Ultimate Fighter" season 8 champion to his list of accolades after putting away Vinicius Magalhaes in the first round of their match-up on Saturday night. Coming into the fight as an underdog for probably the first time ever in his professional career, Bader took it upon himself to impress in his finale match-up and did exactly that. With his wrestling background and Magalhaes' extensive jiu-jitsu pedigree, the light heavyweight finals saw no ground action, but plenty of stand-up. The fighters traded kicks early, and both showed good footwork to stay in punching range, but each respected the other's power. It was a big overhand right from Bader that glanced off of Magalhaes' head that sent the Brazilian crashing to the canvas, rocked and in obvious trouble.
Submitted Dec 14, 2008 12:25AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Browning Gets Win, Apologises To Mir
(mmaweekly.com)
Taking the show as a learning lesson, Browning has obviously grown up since the filming finished. He even offered an apology to former coach, Frank Mir, who has been openly critical of his former student on the show in recent weeks. "I gave (Frank) Mir a hard time on the show. I just want to apologize to everybody, everyone watching and stuff," said Browning. "Mir was actually an awesome coach. It was more my fault. I don't think I would have put up with myself either. I apologize to Mir and the rest of Mir's team, they were awesome coaches."
Submitted Dec 14, 2008 12:02AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 8 Finale - Results (**SPOILERS**)
(mmaweekly.com)
Main Card: -Efrain Escudero def. Phillipe Nover by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) -Ryan Bader def. Vinicius Magalhaes by TKO (Punches) at 2:18, R1 -Anthony Johnson def. Kevin Burns by KO (Kick) at :28, R3 -Wilson Gouveia def. Jason MacDonald by Submission (Verbal) at 2:18, R1 -Junie Browning def. David Kaplan by Submission (Armbar) at 1:32, R2 Undercard: -Krzysztof Soszynski def. Shane Primm by Submission (Kimura) at 3:27, R2 -Eliot Marshall def. Jules Bruchez by Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 1:27, R1 -Tom Lawlor def. Kyle Kingsbury by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) -Shane Nelson def. George Roop by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) -Rolando Delgado def. John Polakowski by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:18, R1
Submitted Dec 13, 2008 11:53PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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