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Sengoku 9: Kitaoka's Title Defense, Middleweight Title Challenger Fight Set
World Victory Road further filled out the top part of the card for Sengoku 9 today, announcing that Mizuto Hirota-not Kazunori Yokota-will face Sengoku Lightweight Champion Satoru Kitaoka for the title. Yokota was thought to be in line for the shot after beating Leonardo Santos at Sengoku 8, plus he beat Hirota in the LWGP. The promotion also announced a Kazuo Misaki vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura fight with the winner getting the first shot at Sengoku Middleweight Champion Jorge Santiago, who beat Misaki to become the inaugural champion.
Submitted May 22, 2009 8:07AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
UFC 98 Preview w/Monster, Ortiz, Miletich, Thomson & More!

Nate Quarry – “Serra/Hughes is the fight I'm personally tuning in to see. Ever been to a UFC and seen a fight break out in the stands? Everyone turns to watch it. Why would they want to see two drunken brawlers instead of two well conditioned athletes? Because of the passion the drunken idiots have. We're addicted to seeing this personal part of people's lives. It's what makes us tune in to reality shows. We want to see those raw emotions on display. It's one of the few taboos left in the world. Well, guess what? That's what we get to see with Hughes and Serra. Two guys who don't like each other. One farm boy and one New Yorker. Hughes plan is going to be the same as always. Take him down and ground and pound. But Serra is going to be very tough to do that to. He's got very fast hips and is built well for reversals and submissions. And Serra has proven he has knock out power in his hands. I don't generally give predictions because I usually get them wrong but... I've got to go with Serra on this one.”
Submitted May 22, 2009 1:43AM by nwowolfpack - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Perfect timing: Cain Velasquez on his new UFC 99 opponent, Cheick Kongo
Cain Velazquez: I feel good about my new opponent. At this stage, I think he is a tougher opponent. I thought he was in line for a title shot next so that makes me feel good. I will definitely have to change up my gameplan now. He has a long reach and is very strong fighter. He has improved his take down defense. I will be really focused on my take downs and also working to sharpen my kickboxing skills. Overall, I want to be fast, explosive and just stay calm out there.
Submitted May 22, 2009 1:22AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC 98 Press Conference Notes
Today the UFC held its press conference in anticipation for UFC 98 with UFC president Dana White leading the way with all four main event fighters joining him on stage. White noted the historic significance of Saturday's fight, “The main event for the light heavyweight title on Saturday night, for the first time in UFC history, that two undefeated fighters have faced off for the title.” The challenger Lyoto Machida was short and sweet with his thoughts on the fight, “I’m very excited and I’m looking forward to this fight. I will try to finish this fight before the end.” This will be Rashad Evans first title defense and he hopes to keep the title for a long time as he mentioned in his comments for the fight. + Video
Submitted May 22, 2009 1:17AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
CSAC Executive Bill Douglas Steps Down
Bill Douglas, the California State Athletic Commission Assistant Executive Officer, has resigned. He said the reaosn why is in order to accept a Senior Policy Analyst position with the Department of Consumer Affairs. Douglas was appointed to his position when then-executive officer Armando Garcia resigned in November and made revamping the CSAC's drug testing program a high priotity.No replacement has been named for Douglas, he says the position is vacant.
Submitted May 21, 2009 5:27PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Al-Turk Confident He Can Handle Cro Cop
Mostapha Al-Turk says he is confident he can take out Mirko 'CroCop' Filopovic in what will be the biggest fight of his career at UFC 99. Al-Turk is coming off a loss to Cheick Kongo so could be forgiven for wanting a safer fight, but he told UK newspaper The Mirror that he is happy to fight Filopovic (pictured). I feel good. I feel like I've got the tools and the know-how and the skill to deal with him and beat him,”
Submitted May 21, 2009 3:25PM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
With Anthony Johnson out of TUF 9 Finale, Matt Brown follows suit
Just one day after Anthony Johnson (7-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) was forced to bow out of his June 20 fight, original opponent Matt Brown (9-7 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has done the same. Sources close to the bout informed MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Brown has elected to rest and heal some nagging injuries rather than seek a replacement opponent. Both fighters have been removed from the UFC's official listing of The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale, which airs live on Spike TV.
Submitted May 21, 2009 3:22PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Medical Beat: Could the UFC benefit from having a medical director?
I was surprised to discover that the dominant brand in the fastest growing sport in the world does not have a medical director. Apparently the UFC does not appreciate the potential benefit of having in-house medical counsel. For better or worse, physicians respect the opinion of other physicians when it comes to medical matters. Not to say that other individuals and professionals due not on occasion have valid medical opinions, but it is very difficult to get a doctor to entertain them.
Submitted May 21, 2009 3:21PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza: The DREAM middleweight title is coming home to Brazil
“I beat [Jason Miller] the first time, but I wasn’t satisfied with the result. This time I want to make a better fight. Impose my game and impose my rhythm. The most important thing to me is to put on a good fight. This time it’s for the belt. It’s going to come to Brazil. I’ve been training really hard since November. I had to stop last month to make sure I didn’t overtrain. I’m ready. If the fight were tomorrow, I’d be ready.”
Submitted May 21, 2009 3:19PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: Dream
Yoshida Works With Jackson's Camp For UFC 98
The education of a mixed martial artist never truly stops. For Japanese Judoka, Yoshiyuki Yoshida, the learning curve came at the expense of a knockout loss to Josh Koscheck in December 2008, but he believes he has learned from the mistakes he made, and is ready to return at UFC 98 this Saturday night. For his last bout, Yoshida was expected to be a tough match-up for the former NCAA wrestling champion, but what many thought would be a ground war turned into a stand-up fight that the Japanese fighter lost in the first round.
Submitted May 21, 2009 3:14PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Amade vs. Kikuno Added To DREAM 10
In what likely will be his first fight since recently winning the vacnant DEEP Lightweight Championship, Katsunori Kikuno will face Muay Thai fighter Andre Amade at DREAM 10 in July. Amade last fought in the K-1 World MAX Final 16, losing to Buakaw Pramuk.
Submitted May 21, 2009 1:36PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Dream
Rashad Evans Could Get A Whiff Of Brazilian Lemonade At UFC 98
And he doesn't seem to be looking forward to it. In recent comments made to Yahoo Sports, the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion says testing should be done for urine drinking, which Ryoto (Lyoto) Machida does and Evans thinks is quite disturbing...well, at least the smell is.
Submitted May 21, 2009 1:34PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Leites-Sakara Official, Completes UFC 101 Card
With the confirmation today of Thales Leites vs. Alessio Sakara for the card, the UFC 101 card is now final. The 11-fight card is headlined by BJ Penn vs. Kenny Florian for the UFC Lightweight Title and Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin. Leites-Sakara will be a prelim.
Submitted May 21, 2009 12:35PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sean Sherk Would Like To See Shinya Aoki Take Off His (Stretchy) Pants
UFC Lightweight Sean Sherk thinks ranking systems like BloodyElbow's and others that rank fighters like Kenny Florian and Shinya Aoki ahead of him make no sense. As for Aoki, Sherk says he's got no boxing, no wrestling, nothing except those pants. So Sherk would like to see Aoki and others like him in UFC, where he can't wear the pants.
Submitted May 21, 2009 12:00PM by DCRage - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, Dream
Affliction's 3rd Event Set for Aug. 1st - Fedor/Barnett to headline...
Affliction's long-awaited and constantly changing third card is expected to take place Aug. 1, according to MMA FanHouse. As expected, the main event will feature Fedor Emelianenko (30-1) vs. fellow heavyweight Josh Barnett (24-5), and official announcement could come in the next few days, according to the report.
Submitted May 21, 2009 10:55AM by emfleek - 14 comments
Filed under: Affliction
HDNet Changes DREAM 9 Start Time
HDNet has announced that their start time for the DREAM 9 broadcast has been pushed back 2 hours to 5 AM ET on May 26. It had been scheduled to start at the live event's start time, 3 AM ET. No reason given for the change.
Submitted May 21, 2009 5:14AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: HDNet, Dream
Dana White talks video game,Cro Cop,Miletich (video)
Dana talks about the videogame,Cro Cop making his return,Pat Miletch,Lyoto vs Rashad,MMA in New York,and much more.Great video interview. WB.
Submitted May 20, 2009 6:13PM by WheelchairBandit - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Date Set For NY MMA Vote
On June 3, the New York State Assembly’s Committee on Tourism, Parks, Arts and Sports will debate and vote on bill 2009-B, which would regulate the sport of mixed martial arts in the state. Michael Kim, a representative from committee chair and bill sponsor Assemblyman Steve Englebright’s office, informed MMAWeekly.com of the news Wednesday morning. “It will be a pretty significant first step,” said Kim.
Submitted May 20, 2009 5:29PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
221-pound Sonnen takes on Miller because Herman wouldn't
The politics of fighting has put Chael Sonnen in an interesting position. When Yushin Okami had to drop out of his UFC 98 fight against Dan Miller, UFC matchmaker Joe Silva gave a call to Team Quest and Matt Lindland looking for a replacement back on May 1st. Lindland was asked about Ed Herman, who just saved his job with a win over David Loiseau back at UFC 97 on April 23rd. Lindland told Silva that Herman was a go. When "The Law" finally tracked down Herman, "Short Fuse" said he didn't want the fight. Lindland then called Sonnen, who was driving to the gym, and told him now he was in a lerch. Sonnen took the fight not realizing that he was 221 pounds with only 22 days to cut the weight to reach the middleweight limit of 185.
Submitted May 20, 2009 3:18PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
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