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UFC Fight Night 14 fighters test clean
(mmajunkie.com)
The 11 fighters who were randomly chosen to undergo drug testing earlier this month at UFC Fight Night 14 (also dubbed "UFC: Silva vs. Irvin") have tested negative for performance-enhancing drugs and drugs of abuse. The event featured UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva's non-title, light-heavyweight win over James Irvin. Both headliners were tested, as were Tim Credeur, Cale Yarbrough, Hermes Franca, Frankie Edgar, Cain Velazquez, Brandon Vera, C.B. Dollaway, Nate Loughran and Shannon Gugerty.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 2:01PM by juanez13 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Freddie Roach: Andrei Arlovski Could Fight Klitschko
(mmauniverse.com)
The top boxing coach Freddie Roach worked with Andrei Arlovski before his fight with Ben Rothwell at Affliction: Banned. After comprehensively defeating Rothwell - Arlovski is next in line to take on newly crowned WAMMA Heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko. Roach believes that “The Pitbull” may have an eye on another world champion - Wladimir Klitschko. In an interview with Fighthype.com, Roach said: “I thought Andrei fought a great fight. I’ve been training his hands and I think he won the fight with his hands pretty much and I was happy about that. His ground game looked okay, but I don’t know nothing about that (laughing).” “Yeah, we were working on combinations. I thought he varied his punches very well. His opponent was very tough. I was surprised he took so much punishment. He hung in there.” “Andrei is not a boring fighter.”
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 1:43PM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Arona: ''UFC Rules Were Made For Me
(sherdog.com)
Nearly 16 months have passed since Ricardo Arona (Pictures), a man once universally received as one of the world’s premier light heavyweights, appeared on the mixed martial arts scene. A former open-weight winner at the Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championships, the elusive 30-year-old holds wins over Wanderlei Silva (Pictures) and Dan Henderson (Pictures) and went the distance with Fedor Emelianenko (Pictures). Arona last fought in April 2007, when he succumbed to strikes against Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (Pictures) at the Pride Fighting Championships swan song -- Pride 34 “Kamikaze” -- in Japan.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 1:40PM by MMAcca - 20 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Do Affliction’s numbers smell fishy?
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
At first glance, it appeared that Affliction’s first-ever pay-per-view on July 19 in Anaheim was a relative success story. It was announced that the Honda Center sold out for “Banned” and Tom Atencio, the company’s Vice President, stated that PPV buys were expected to be over 100,000. While the 100,000 mark would have been well short of the UFC’s average, it still would have been a milestone for the fledgling company, as it would have represented the highest total in MMA for a non-UFC PPV in the United States. However, it appears that Atencio may have mis-spoke, as Dave Meltzer of Yahoo! Sports is indicating that early-cable estimates peg the buys in a range between 50,000-85,000. It had been believed that the event would need to do 250,000-300,000 buys to have a chance to break even.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 1:38PM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WEC Signs FW Prospect John Franchi
(mmajunkie.com)
World Extreme Cagefighting has signed undefeated featherweight prospect and one-time IFL fighter John Franchi (4-0) to a five-fight deal. He's the latest major signing coming out of the New York-based Team BombSquad. Team manager Ryan Ciotoli confirmed the signing with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) over the weekend. Franchi is the latest in a rash of IFL-fighter signings for Zuffa LLC, the parent company of the UFC and WEC. With the IFL reportedly just days away from officially ceasing operations, a Zuffa LLC buyout announcement is expected soon.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 1:36PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
SHIELDS ACCEPTING ALL CHALLENGES, EVEN AT 185
(mmaweekly.com)
Since signing on with Elite XC in 2007, it was Jake Shields mission to become the company’s first welterweight champion and after a lot of hard work, numerous opponents, going through his first major injury and his debut fight on network TV, he finally got the gold around his waist. Most fans watching Elite XC knew that Shields was the real deal going into his fight with Nick Thompson, but some still questioned if he could hang with many of the top welterweights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the promotion that is home to the majority of the top 170lbers. Shields answered that question in resounding fashion as he tapped out Thompson, who was previously on a 12 fight win streak, in just over a minute during their championship bout on Saturday night.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 1:34PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Thiago Alves: "I'll be more than happy to knock his ass out again"
(fighthype.com)
Thiago discusses Karo talking smack and a bout with Diego Sanchez.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 1:33PM by Wolfenstein - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quick Quote: Alves Wants Fitch Rematch In Title Fight
(mmamania.com)
Thiago Alves recently revealed he wants Jon Fitch to beat George St. Pierre fo rthe UFC Welterweight Title, then he wants a rematch, that way he can not only avenge an earlier loss to Fitch but get the title too.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 1:30PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Icon Sport: Hard Times Preview
(bloodyelbow.com)
Icon Sport: HARD TIMES Sat Aug 2 Honolulu, H 5PM HAWAII START TIME. 8PM PST. 11PM EST. Kala Kolohe vs. Rolando Dominique (Non Title Fight) - Icon Champ Kala Kolohe fights NFL safety Reggie Tongue's brother, Rolando Dominique. Dominique posts a complete record of 6-1, and is coming off a 1st round KO win. Fight is at catch weight of 180lbs. Mark Oshiro vs. Bao Quach (140 North American Title Fight ) -Hawaii's "Bantamweight Chuck Liddell" Mark Oshiro steps up to fight streaking, high-ranked vet Bao Quach for the Icon title. Phil Baroni vs. Ron Verdadero -Two fighters at career crossroads. Verdadero is an always-game vet who started fighting for Icon when it was still called Super Brawl. Plain and simple...Baroni needs this win, and Verdadero is not a push-over. Fight to be held at 175lbs.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 1:27PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Interview with Tito
(mmarated.com)
Tito talks about everything from his falling out with Dana to a potential matchup with Babalu and Frank Shamrock.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 1:22PM by Wolfenstein - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
John Alessio Signs With EliteXC
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC & PRIDE fighter John Alessio, who most recently fought in WEC, has signed a 3-fight deal with EliteXC. Terms and whether the contract is exclusive or not were not disclosed.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 10:56AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: EliteXC
 
EliteXC signs welterweight John Alessio to three-fight deal
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran fighter John Alessio, who's won four of his past five fights, has agreed to a three-fight deal with EliteXC, sources close to the fighter tell MMAjunkie.com. Alessio, a former UFC and PRIDE fighter, could become an immediate contender for the organization's 170-pound title, which was won by Jake Shields this past weekend.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 10:56AM by juanez13 - 6 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Former IFL Fighter Assaulted In Canada
(sherdog.com)
Former IFL fighter Claude Patrick was part of a group of people assaulted in Quebec following an MMA event Sunday. Patrick, who was not on the event card, was reportedly tasered from behind and later placed in a medically induced coma by doctors. He has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home from what appears to be only minor injuries.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 6:49AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: IFL
 
Pedro Rizzo Fighting At Affliction 2
(tatame.com)
Pedro Rizzo’s debute on Affliction wasn’t the way he was expecting. After ten months away from fighting, the Brazilian fighter felt a little the time but didn’t searched for excuses to explain the loss. “It was my fault. I did everything right, trained hard, but didn’t used it on the fight, I got stucked on the ring. I believe it’s because of the ten months without fighting, but I don’t have excuses. I was trained, ready, but didn’t fought well”, said Rizzo, that will fight again at Affliction’s second show. “I’ll fight at October 11th, but I don’t know whom yet. They (Affliction) talked about Paul Buentello, but there’s nothing right yet”, finished the athlete, that is back on trainings for his next fight.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 1:20AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Cro Cop Knows What You’ve Been Saying About Him
(mma-id.com)
"I see many people speaking about me as a washed-up fighter but this is just another boost to my motivation. I’m working hard to get back on track and meeting and defeating strong competitors in the ring is all that I think of nowdays. " -Cro Cop
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 1:20AM by Wolfenstein - 14 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Mazzagatti: "I Almost Disqualified Cyborg"
(promma.info)
PRO MMA exclusive with Steve Mazzagatti as he discusses what happened with Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos in her fight with Shayna Baszler when at one point Cyborg thought she had won the fight and jumped up on the top of the cage in victory before the fight was over.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 1:06AM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Tito: ''I've Made Peace With Shamrock''
(thesun.co.uk)
MIXED martial arts legend Tito Ortiz may have cut his ties with the UFC, but the Huntington Beach Bad Boy's legacy will be forever etched into the company's history. Ortiz, 33, made his final Octagon appearance against Lyoto Machida at UFC 84 earlier this year, but suffered defeat to the Brazilian by unanimous decision. He is now rumoured to be in talks about signing a deal with the newly-launched Afflicition promotion - backed by Ortiz's friend Donald Trump - to prolong his MMA career.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 1:04AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Tito Ortiz Signs With Affliction. Will Debut At Next Event
(mmafrenzy.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz has signed with Affliction and will debut with the promotion at Affliction 2 on October 11th against former UFC light heavyweight challenger Renato “Babalu” Sobral, according to Yahoo! Sports: Sources tell Yahoo! Sports that the Oct. 11 date has been submitted to the Nevada State Athletic Commission and that the first two fights named on the card are Fedor Emelianenko versus Andrei Arlovski, and the Ortiz-Babalu fight at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Roy Englebrecht will be the licensed fight promoter for the card.
Submitted Jul 29, 2008 12:52AM by MMAcca - 20 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
WEC new videos- Carlos Condit KO's a soldier, and Jamie Varner works out
(wec.tv)
WEC.tv put up some new videos on their website. One has Carlos Condit tapping out and even KO'ing a couple soldiers, and another shows Jamie Varner's strength and conditioning training regimen.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 10:20PM by Jackelope - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Brandon Vera vs Keith Jardine UFC 89 fight made official and others for Spike TV broadcast
(mmamania.com)
Light heavyweights Brandon Vera and Keith Jardine will indeed tangle at UFC 89: “Leben vs. Bisping” at the National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham, England, on October 18, according to an official press release distributed earlier today.
Submitted Jul 28, 2008 9:06PM by Mchubb316 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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