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Joachim Hansen added to DREAM.5
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned through an unnamed source that Joachim “Hellboy” Hansen is expected to fight at DREAM.5 on Monday, July 21 in a Lightweight Grand Prix tournament reserve match. While an opponent has not been confirmed for Hansen, sources have also indicated that he is likely to face Kultar “Black Mamba” Gill. DREAM.5 is scheduled to emanate from Osaka, Japan at Osakajo Hall and will feature the DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix Semifinals and Finals.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 1:26AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Karo Parisyan isn’t going anywhere … just finally training
(mmamania.com)
Quoteworthy: ”No I haven’t thought about going up or down [in weight classes], what I have thought about was actually getting in shape for a fight. I’m not partying with the girls so much and I’m starting to really train for the fights.”
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 1:23AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fighter Salaries: Addressing The Problems
(mmapayout.com)
As a follow-up to Fighter Salaries: The Problems With Revenue Linking, in the coming days I will be examining potential suggestions that could help to improve the hotly contested MMA issue that is fighter pay. For the sake of convenience - and also because they are the "800 lbs. gorilla in the room" - most of this discussion will focus on the UFC. While I certainly do not believe that the UFC and MMA are interchangeable, the sport's biggest organization is almost always at the forefront of every debate regarding the sport and the industry.
Submitted Jul 2, 2008 1:20AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Georges St. Pierre Nominated for an ESPY (Vote!!)
(promo.espn.go.com)
Georges St. Pierre has been nominated for an ESPY in the "best fighter" category. You can vote , but you have to sign up. He is up against four boxers, including Floyd Mayweather, Joe Calzaghe, Kelly Pavlik, and Holly Holm. Last year, Randy Couture and Quinton Jackson were both nominated, but came up short. This year the boxing vote will likely be split, which gives Georges a good chance of winning if MMA fans sign up and vote for him. In some ways he seems like a token Mixed Martial Arts nomination, but I think he's a good one. Nobody else besides Anderson Silva has had a better summer to summer period since the last awards in the MMA world. WAR MMA!! we gotta stick up for our fighters! VOTE!!!
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 11:02PM by juanez13 - 9 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, UFC
 
Jesse Taylor vs. C.B. Dollaway at UFC Fight Night 14
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighter 7" runner-up C.B. Dollaway (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will meet ousted finalist Jesse Taylor (6-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at a recently announced UFC Fight Night 14 event. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the July 19 fight with sources close to both fighters.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 10:40PM by babalu2720 - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rich Franklin vs Matt Hamill UFC 88 light heavyweight fight possible
(mmamania.com)
Former middleweight champion Rich Franklin (23-3) is possibly packing on 20 pounds for a light heavyweight clash against Matt Hamill (4-1) at UFC 88: “Breakthrough” at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga., on September 6, according to MMARated.com.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 8:43PM by nickcuc547 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fitch to fight St-Pierre as a BJJ black belt
(sherdog.com)
Jon Fitch was awarded his black belt under Dave Camarillo's Guerilla Jiu Jitsu system
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 8:16PM by ufc88 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
IFL ON HOLD, CHAMP MATYUSHENKO TALKS CONTRACT
(mmaweekly.com)
Vladimir Matyushenko has been one of the real success stories of the International Fight League. Despite the promotion’s difficulties, he has remained a constant source of excellence since his debut for the company in 2007. Currently riding an eight-fight winning streak, Matyushenko, the IFL’s current 205-pound champion, is eager to continue his winning ways, even though the IFL has placed their operations on hold.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 6:51PM by Mchubb316 - 3 comments
Filed under: IFL, Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC officially announces "UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben" for Oct. 18
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC today officially announced "UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben," an event that takes place Oct. 18 at The National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England. The event is headlined by a middleweight bout between England native and "The Ultimate Fighter 3" winner Michael Bisping (16-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and veteran middleweight Chris Leben (18-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC).
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 5:13PM by nickcuc547 - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA Quick Quote: Affliction ‘Banned’ marketing machine heats up
(mmamania.com)

“Considering the magnitude of this fight, and the partnership between Affliction and Donald Trump, it seemed only fitting that the huge talent pool on the ‘Affliction Banned’ show should be seen by millions in New York’s Times Square. You know it’s a big show when you have a billboard on Broadway.”
-Tom Atencio, Vice President, Affliction, talks about the marquee billboard situated in Times Square in New York City for the upcoming “Banned” pay-per-view (PPV) event that is slated for the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on July 19. It’s a star-studded show that will feature several of the best heavyweight mixed martial artists on the planet, including Fedor Emelianenko, Josh Barnett, Tim Sylvia, Andrei Arlovski, Pedro Rizzo, Ben Rothwell and more.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 4:50PM by juanez13 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dana White ‘couldnt be happier’ with new UFC video game (Video)
(video.msn.com)
Dana white gives his thoughts on the up-coming UFC game, amongst other things.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 4:47PM by juanez13 - 9 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
 
Yamamoto Talks Faber and Love
(sherdog.com)
Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto was the star attraction at the "Asakasa Fight Festival" Monday at TBS headquarters in Asakasa, Tokyo. The Japanese wrestler's appearance kicked off a promotional week leading into Fighting & Entertainment Group's K-1 World MAX tournament on July 7 and July 21's Dream 5 lightweight grand prix final. After introducing his training partners and coaches, Kid jumped off the sidelines and put on a wrestling demonstration with his son after a sparring session with Kotetsu Boku
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 3:38PM by MMAcca - 15 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Cote: Career Best Needed to Beat Almeida
(sherdog.com)
Patrick Cote (Pictures) doesn't know where he was the night of Nov. 11, 2006. He knows where he wasn't: in the cage, calculating a way to counter the predictable submission attack of Travis Lutter (Pictures). "I wasn't there at all," Cote said. "Mentally, I wasn't there at all. My game plan was the worst game plan that I've ever had in my life." It was not the best time to come into a fight unprepared. That nationally televised bout, in which Lutter armbarred Cote in roughly two minutes, was all that stood between him and a shot at the UFC middleweight title.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 3:36PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stevenson Asks UFC For Fight With Aoki
(mmarated.com)
Joe Stevenson has been involved in some big fights throughout his career. However, coming off a devastating loss to BJ Penn in which the UFC lightweight title was at stake, Saturday night’s UFC 86 battle against Gleison Tibau may be the biggest fight of his career. MMARated.com spoke with “Joe Daddy” about moving on from the Penn loss and getting ready for Tibau.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 3:34PM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fighter websites: The way to communicate with your audience in the 21st century
(mmafighting.com)
Did you know that MMA fighter Cole Miller picked BJ Penn to win by TKO over Sean Sherk at UFC 84? How about the fact that he also thought Tito Ortiz would defeat Lyoto Machida by decision? Actually, this is the better question. Where’s the proof that he made those picks? How about at www.ColeMiller.com? Whereas Miller seems to enjoy giving his take on upcoming UFC events at his website, Kurt Pellegrino seems to enjoy tee shirt giveaways. Namely, he recently gave free Pellegrino tees to the first five people that correctly guessed an entrance song to any of his 20 fights at www.KurtPellegrino.com. The contest netted 33 comments in blog format.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 3:27PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Arlovski, Rothwell Ready To Brawl At Affliction “Banned”
(mmafrenzy.com)
There are a number of reasons not to miss the mega mixed martial arts extravaganza, “Affliction Banned,” this July 19th at Honda Center in Anaheim, California — not least of which is the unbelievable main event — a dream match-up between heavyweight champs Fedor Emilianenko and Tim Sylvia. But the list of transcendent fight talent doesn’t end there. In one of the biggest cards in the history of the sport, the inaugural fight event of Affliction Entertainment will feature an unprecedented line-up of the best MMA combatants competing against each other, including a brutal, full contact bout between the two heavyweight powerhouses, Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski and “Big” Ben Rothwell.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 3:25PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Kazuhiro Nakamura released by the UFC
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
According to a new published report, light heavyweight competitor Kazuhiro Nakamura has been released by the UFC. The move had been anticipated but was confirmed in the July 1 print edition of The Wrestling Observer. The decision to release Nakamura was made shortly after his UFC 84 loss to Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou. In that fight, Nakamura was declared the loser via TKO following the first round due to a leg injury. Irrespective of the injury, Nakamura had been dominated by Sokoudjou during the fight’s opening round.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 3:22PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Future UFC event coming to Oklahoma City
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
A UFC event appears destined for Oklahoma City in the next six-to-eight months, according to a published report. UFC President Dana White is quoted as confirming the news in an article on NewsOk.com. “We’re working on bringing a live event there,” White reportedly said at last Thursday’s Associated Press Sports Editors’ convention in Minneapolis.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 3:21PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Breaking down Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia
(mmajunkie.com)
Bring up Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko in conversation with hardcore MMA fans, and you'll get bombarded with passionate debate from two radical extremes: either he is the undisputed king of the heavyweight rankings and trains by arm-barring bears in the wilderness, or he's the most overrated fighter in history and would be handily defeated by the best of the UFC's heavyweights. The topic of Emelianenko's greatness -- or any perceived lack thereof -- has proven a popular discussion topic for years primarily because Emelianenko has rarely faced top competition.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 2:55PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tennessee to begin regulating MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
The state of Tennessee has passed legislation that calls for the sanctioning of mixed martial arts, which opens the door for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and other major organizations to host events in Memphis, Nashville and other cities. In fact, it was the UFC that led the charge to get the sport sanctioned in Tennessee, the home of UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson. Gov. Phil Bredesen will put the legislation into effect today.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 2:48PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
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