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Paulo Filho wants to fight Gegard Mousasi at LHW
(tatame.com)
Back to victories at Dream, submitting Melvin Manhoef in the first round, Paulo Filho is ready for Alex Shoenauer at Bitetti Combat 4, but already aims tougher challenges overseas. With Dream’s new partnership with Strikeforce, the black belt eyes Gegard Mousasi, who knocked Renato Babalu Sobral out to become the new light heavyweight champion. In the exclusive interview, the black belt remembered that he and Mousasi were in the same Pride tournament, but Mousasi was submitted got out when he was submitted by Gono, commented the training for Bitetti Combat, Dream’s partnership with Strikeforce and more.
Submitted Aug 22, 2009 5:31PM by jae_1833 - 17 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Belfort doesn't want to fight Silva, but Silva would not mind
(mmamania.com)
Vitor Belfort isn’t that high on an opportunity to challenge Anderson Silva for his 185-pound crown. He’ll do it, but it’s not an ideal situation to compete against a fellow Brazilian and someone who he considers a friend. However, Silva has remarked that Belfort is not his friend, but someone who he respects and is willing to fight without reservation if called upon. “The Phenom” is the latest addition to the UFC middleweight class and someone who company president, Dana White, would like to see earn a title shot to one day challenge “The Spider.” Before that can happen, however, both fighters need to take care of other business — Belfort is set to battle Rich Franklin next month and Silva is penciled in to take on Dan Henderson before year’s end. Are Belfort and Silva on a collision course, whether they like it or not?
Submitted Aug 22, 2009 5:21PM by jae_1833 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Krzysztof Soszynski says he's finally figured out mma's mental game
(mmajunkie.com)
"I used to be such a bad mental fighter," Soszynski admitted. "Now everything has just turned around completely. Everything is coming together, and it's the perfect time for me to fight Brandon Vera." So what exactly clicked?
Submitted Aug 22, 2009 5:16PM by jae_1833 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With "Little Nog" likely heading to UFC, Murilo "Ninja" Rua fills in at Bitetti Combat
(mmajunkie.com)
After his twin brother first revealed earlier this week that Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is close to signing a deal with the UFC, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) reported the fighter was scratched from a Sept. 12 fight at Bitetti Combat. Now, taking his spot on the Brazil-based card is PRIDE veteran Murilo "Ninja" Rua, who meets Alex Stiebling.
Submitted Aug 22, 2009 5:11PM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Frank Fertitta Jr., Father Of UFC Owners, Dies
(mmajunkie.com)
Frank Fertitta Jr., founder of Station Casinos and the father of UFC owners Frank Fertitta III and Lorenzo Fertitta, has died. He was 71. Frank Fertitta Jr. died earlier today following heart surgery in Los Angeles. He reportedly had been ill for some time. No official statements have been released yet by Station Casinos or UFC.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 6:54PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kang offered fight with Bisping at UFC 105
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Denis Kang has been offered a fight with Michael Bisping at UFC 105, Fighters Only has been able to confirm.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 3:23PM by Wolfenstein - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Hardy v Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 105
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
A source in Seoul tells us that the South Korean welterweight was offered the fight this week and has provisionally accepted.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 3:21PM by Wolfenstein - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Penn vs. Sanchez At 105
(insidefights.com)
Turns out Michael Bisping may not headline UFC 105 after all. According to InsideFights, a source within UFC says that BJ Penn's next UFC Lightweight Title defense against Diego Sanchez will happen at UFC 105 in November. This comes despite Penn saying he's never do a UK event again over money issues and 105 expecting to be a free TV event in the US.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 2:40PM by DCRage - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video Post: Randy Couture Trains for Nogueira
(demandmma.com)
Check out the video below as former UFC heavyweight champion Randy "The Natural" Couture trains for his UFC 102 bout with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 2:07PM by BrutalKnockOut - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
DirecTV to Drop Versus, WEC?
(bloodyelbow.com)
Versus, formerly Outdoor Life Network, was rebranded in 2006 and is the home of the National Hockey League as well as collegiate sports from the Pac-10, Big 12, Mountain West and Ivy League conferences, the Tour de France bicycle race, Davis Cup Tennis, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), World Extreme Cage fighting (WEC), the Indy Racing League and Professional Boxing.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 1:19PM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC, Miscellaneous
 
Jim Miller to face UFC newcomer Steve Lopez on UFC 103 preliminary card
(mmajunkie.com)
With Thiago Tavares recently bowing out of a UFC 103 preliminary card matchup due to an injury, Jim Miller (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will now fight UFC newcomer Steve Lopez (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the event that both fighters have agreed to the contest, and bout agreements are expected to be distributed shortly.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 1:17PM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chuck to dance with Anna Trebunskaya
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Looking back now, it's hard to believe there was a time when we thought that continuing to fight in the UFC was the worst thing Chuck Liddell could do for his long-term health and career legacy. Then he decided to join a televised dance contest with a bunch of "celebrities" and a disgraced former congressman, and suddenly we find ourselves wishing that he'd just come back and get hit in the head over and over again instead.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 11:09AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Dana White: Shane Carwin Hates Brock Lesnar
(bloodyelbow.com)
"Brock is ready to go now and wants to fight," said White. "Carwin makes the most sense. He’s 11-0, and he’s been kicking the [expletive] out of everybody. [Gabriel] Gonzaga destroyed [Mirko] Cro Cop and he [Carwin] totally destroyed Gonzaga. Plus, he hates Brock Lesnar."
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 11:07AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Mir: Fedor Emelianenko Is Ducking Top Fighters in UFC
(mma.fanhouse.com)
When Frank Mir owned the UFC interim heavyweight title, he always made clear that he didn't believe his own belt made him the best heavyweight in the world: Mir, like most MMA observers, said that Fedor Emelianenko is the top heavyweight. But now Mir's opinion has changed. Asked on the DAM Show why he thought Fedor had chosen to fight for Strikeforce instead of the UFC, Mir echoed UFC President Dana White and others who have suggested that Fedor isn't interested in proving himself against UFC champion Brock Lesnar and the other top fighters in the UFC.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 11:05AM by emfleek - 26 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Paul Buentello Plots Next Move
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Paul Buentello is a man in limbo. After his fight against Gilbert Yvel was scrapped along with the entire Affliction promotion, "The Headhunter" is one of the few fighters from the "Trilogy" card who has yet to land with a new promotion. FanHouse spoke to the 12-year veteran at the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose about where and when he hopes to fight next. Check out the full video interview below.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 11:05AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Having defeated Marloes Coenen, Belgian fighter Cindy Dandois says she's ready for "Cyborg"
(mmajunkie.com)
For a brief period in women's MMA, it seemed the fashionable thing to do was to call out fan favorite Gina Carano (7-1). Everyone wanted a piece of "The Face of Women's MMA," knowing that a win could catapult them to instant stardom. For Belgian fighter Cindy Dandois (1-0), Carano's just the start. Dandois, whose lone career win came against Strikeforce's top female contender Marloes Coenen (16-3), wants Carano, slugger Erin Toughill (10-2-1) and, oh yeah, champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos (8-1).
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 11:03AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Report: Chase Gormley meets Stefan Struve at UFC 104 heavyweight contest in October
(mmajunkie.com)
One of the names lost in the UFC's recent heavyweight match shuffling was undefeated prospect Chase Gormley (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC). The recent Affliction transfer was originally scheduled to face Ben Rothwell but was left without an opponent following the flurry of new matchups that ultimately resulted in a heavyweight title fight between champ Brock Lesnar and challenger Shane Carwin.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 11:02AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Mir plans on striking with Cheick Kongo at UFC 107
(mmamania.com)

“I think the advantage of being well rounded is not having to force anything. As long as we’re boxing with each other, I feel very comfortable against Cheick Kongo. Obviously I don’t want to eat one of his knees, so I probably will try to strike with him a lot because if I just try to dive at him there’s always a chance of taking one of those.”
Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir dishes on his planned fight against the hard-hitting Cheick Kongo at UFC 107 from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee on December 12. Did his TKO win over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 92 over-inflate his confidence in the stand-up game? Or does the Las Vegas native have the arsenal to stand and bang with the Parisian — who is known for his poor wrestling defense?
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 10:21AM by grappler0000 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
 
Randy Couture Proud of Protege Gina Carano
(5thround.com)
UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture was in Gina Carano’s corner this past Saturday as she faced the toughest opponent of her career at “Strikeforce: Carano vs. Cyborg.” Although her supermodel-face didn’t leave the cage the same way it entered, Couture is still proud of the work his protege put in despite the disappointing loss. “I think she had some opportunities to win,” the UFC Hall of Famer said on Carano’s behalf. “It was an amazing five minutes. They made a lot of transitions, a lot of positions, and I think Gina caught Cyborg with some shots that got her attention, and obviously Gina got overwhelmed on a couple of occasions, but I think overall, she did some great things.
Submitted Aug 21, 2009 8:37AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
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