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Compustrike Stats For UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin
(compustrike.com)
nside the Numbers: Griffin was clearly the busier fighter overall, throwing 268 more total strikes than Jackson. Jackson was more efficient (and landed the harder shots), landing 49% of his total strikes to 33% for Griffin. Jackson had a 67-48 edge in arm strikes landed, 64 of which were power strikes to 47 for Griffin.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 10:14PM by Porch28 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Lytle is weighing his options after loss
(mmaweekly.com)
It was a gruesome sight to see. UFC welterweight Chris Lytle on the mat, trapped against the chain link fence, a pool of blood expanding from beneath his head. No cut in recent memory bled like the one Lytle sustained against Josh Koscheck at UFC 86. It was a sight sponsors cringe at, and for Lytle, the worst-case scenario – another night trapped under a world-class wrestler.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 10:01PM by Porch28 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Exclusive Interview: Tom Atencio -- Affliction VP, Talks about UFC's July 19th card, Dana and more.
(thegarv.com)
Hey, Tom. Thanks for taking the time to talk. Dana White has counter programmed on July 19th, offering a free Spike show that will feature Anderson Silva. What are your thoughts on that? I think it's flattering. I mean, come on, that means we're obviously a threat to him. It means we're obviously in competition with him because he wouldn't be doing it if we weren't. So my guess from the polls and from what everybody's saying, they're gonna buy my pay per view or come to the fight and they're gonna Tivo or tape this fight because it's free. That's what I'm doing. Yeah, exactly. That's all I had to do is ask you. Just think about it. It just gives the people who were not going to buy my pay per view something to do now. There does seem to be a lot of brand loyalty with some UFC fans, so they're glad they're getting something to watch that night other than your event. Exactly. I think the guys that weren't going to buy my pay per view, they're still not going to buy it, so that's okay. Like I said, obviously we're some kind of a threat, because if we weren't he wouldn't even be thinking twice about us. I noticed a little bit of guerrilla marketing on the Affliction side as well. You guys have taken old quotes from Dana about your fighters and are using them on advertisements. Whose idea was that? (Laughs) We have a great team here and we're doing everything we can to make sure that everybody knows about our show.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 8:52PM by Bemin - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Fox News goes behind the scenes at UFC 86 (video)
(foxnews.com)
Some people in the MMA blogosphere were dismayed at the lack of UFC 86 coverage from big media outlets like ESPN, but FoxNews.com’s “Fight Game” was on the scene, for what that’s worth.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 8:50PM by juanez13 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Rematch in Memphis?
(fighters.com)
Page in Memphis The fact is that the UFC, led by Vice President Mark Ratner, and the FedExForum in Memphis lobbied diligently this year to set-up a commission to regulate mixed martial arts in Tennessee. Success at last! And, as I write this, the State of Tennessee is scrambling to staff and organize their new commission. (Tennessee readers should contact their State representatives immediately to be considered for the commission.) FedExForum’s reward is the return of Memphis native son “Rampage” Quinton Jackson (29-7), who testified before the Tennessee legislature on behalf of MMA regulation. FedExForum’s collaboration with the UFC was all but predicated on an eventual Rampage main event in Memphis. Unless ‘Page wants to tune-up in the Octagon before November, it’s a lock that his golden grin will be donning billboards across Memphis before his next tussle, likely at UFC 90.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 7:11PM by cmill21 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
James Irvin: Silva Should Have Moved Down To Welterweight
(fightline.com)
UFC light heavyweight standout James Irvin (14-4) will face middleweight champion Anderson Silva who will make the trek from 185 lbs. to 205 lbs. in order to find a challenge. After cleaning out the middleweight division Silva is in dire need of big fights, Irvin, however, thinks that Silva is taking on more than he can handle.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 4:33PM by MMAcca - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Sylvia on a quest to fight the best
(mmajunkie.com)
Over the past four years, few heavyweight fighters can stake a claim to fighting more top-10 opponents than Tim Sylvia. The 32-year-old "Maine-iac" has fought most of the sport's best heavyweights, and in two weeks, he'll add an opponent that many consider the division's top fighter. Sylvia, a longtime former UFC heavyweight champion, was recently granted his release from the organization. However, he's preparing for a challenging future outside the UFC, where the majority of the top 10 heavyweight fighters in the world now compete.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 4:31PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Shayna Baszler vs. Cristiane Cyborg on July 26th CBS EliteXC Show
(bloodyelbow.com)
It's official: The female bout between Shayna Baszler of Sioux Falls, S.D. and Brazil's Cristiane Cyborg has been added to the lineup for the second primetime broadcast of CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS, live from the Stockton Arena in Stockton, Calif. on Saturday, July 26 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Baszler and Cyborg, who are fighting in the 140 pound weight class, complete the primetime matchups for the CBS ELITEXC SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHTS on July 26. Other CBS fights include: · "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler vs. Scott "Hands of Steel" Smith (for EliteXC Middleweight title) · Jake Shields vs. Nick Thompson (for EliteXC Welterweight title) · Nick Diaz vs. Thomas "Wildman" Denny (Lightweights)
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 4:28PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Arkansas fight fans treated to man on man action.... not the good kind...
(theglobeandmail.com)
"The day after the June 5 Texarkana bout, Fort Smith's convention centre hosted “Blue Collar Brawlin.”' Fort Smith police Sgt. Adam Holland said organizers told him a character named “Straight Dave” would goad a planted audience member into the ring for a fight. The two men would then wrestle, rip away some of their clothes and share a brief kiss reminiscent of one between Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell in the film Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 4:02PM by mikevolz - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Random Ranting: How to fix the judging and rule making process in MMA
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
I don’t think the result of the Forrest Griffin vs. Quinton Jackson fight is cause to condemn the current judging system that currently exists in mixed martial arts. Not everyone is going to see the fight the same way. As I said before, I can live with the decision that was rendered and don’t have a problem with people who believe Griffin won the fight. I scored the fight on my own, as it happened. After a round took place, I jotted a score down. I added it up and Jackson came out the winner. My wife sat right next to me and watched the fight on the same television. She thought Griffin won the fight and expressed mild surprise when I told her I thought Jackson should be declared the winner. To each their own.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:42PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
St. Pierre vs. Penn getting close
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
The potential dream match-up between B.J. Penn and Georges St. Pierre has a definite chance to become a reality. According to UFC President Dana White only one (big) hurdle remains. If St. Pierre buzzsaws through (Jon) Fitch then yes, we’ll do Penn vs. GSP,” said White. White also confirmed that he and Penn discussed the match-up on Saturday and ran through many of the details. I talked with B.J. - we met for most of the day,” said White.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:40PM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC forced Affliction’s jump from clothing company to fight promoter
(mmajunkie.com)
Affliction was perfectly content with being an apparel company. With its fashion-forward T-shirts appearing on the backs of actors, rock stars and mixed martial artists, the Signal Hill, Calif.-based company had carved out a niche for its label in pop culture. In less than three years, the Affliction brand had become synonymous with cool, with its artistic prints spotted at movie premieres, in magazines and on plenty of UFC fighters.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:39PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Guillard Talks UFC 86 Knockout Of The Night
(mmaweekly.com)
Melvin Guillard's quick knockout win over Dennis Siver at UFC 86 garnered the Ultimate Fighter season two alumni a $60,000 Knockout of the Night bonus. "It was a good victory,” Guillard told MMAWeekly.com. "I trained hard for it, and I was ready. I came in. I executed. I stayed focused, and I done my job." In the opening exchange Guillard dropped Siver to the canvas with a punch and nearly ended the fight. "I thought I had him and I tried to rush it," said the New Orleans native when asked about the first knockdown. "He went for an arm bar. My coaches told me to back out and reset." And that's exactly what he did.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:36PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Fedor To Fight Three Times In The Next Six Months
(dreamfighters.com)
It has been reported that Fedor will be fighting more than everyone thinks this year. M-1 Global president, Vadim Finkelstein has made public that Fedor Emilianenko will be fighting at least three time in the next six months.
 
UFC 90
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 90 will likely take place Oct. 25, sources close to the event tell MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). UFC President Dana White first mentioned the possibility of the upcoming show during this past weekend's UFC 86 event, and a few fighters' managers and agents tell us that the organization has begun initial calls to recruit fighters for the Oct. 25 event. In theory, UFC 90 will take place a week after "UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben" -- on pay per view, most likely in Chicago.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:11PM by IriShame - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miguel Torres: "Faber Fight Is Going To Happen"
(mmamania.com)
According to current WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres, a superfight with WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber is going to happen at some point. He even says it has to, but that everyone would love to see it.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 12:53PM by DCRage - 22 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
No MMA In Massachusetts
(sherdog.com)
Yet. Lawmakers in the state emerged from the year's legislative session last week without forwarding a bill to the governor that, if signed, would regulate the sport in UFC President Dana White's old stomping grounds and open the door to UFC events. Matthew Moran, chief of staff for state Sen. James Timilty, said members of the legislature's conference committee simply did not have the time to vet the MMA legislation that Timilty had proposed and still meet its deadline to get the rest of the state budget in front of the governor. This means no MMA in MA until at least Spring '09.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 12:03PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Fans dont like rampage-
In an article about the Griffen Rampage and the 86 ufc fight and card, I read that the "causal fan" does not like or at least care about Rampage- why do you suppose that is?? Also why do you suppose that Koscheck is so unpopular ? http://www.mmaonline.com/headlines/ufc-86-review/
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 11:22AM by Cdellorso - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
James Irvin Has Big Plans for Anderson Silva *(video)
(bloodyelbow.com)
James Irvin talks about his upcoming fight with Middleweight Champ Anderson Silva.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 10:27AM by juanez13 - 10 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Is Sherdog making up quotes?
(fightlinker.com)
Sherdog has an article up with quotes from a bunch of different fighters regarding the Jackson / Griffin fight. One of those quotes is from Phil Baroni: Phil Baroni (Pictures): I don’t know how two judges gave Forrest that first round, man. That’s some bulls—. I thought Rampage clearly won the fight. That first round could have been 10-8 for Rampage! The only problem here is that Phil claims he never said anything like that at all:
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 8:08AM by Sam_Rothstein - 8 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
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