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UFC 88 weigh in results and photos
(mmaweekly.com)
According to MMAWeekly.com sources, the bout between Korean fighter Dong Hyun Kim and Ultimate Fighter alumnus Matt Brown will be moved from the preliminary fight card up to the main card on pay-per-view. (All weights in pounds.) Main Card Bouts: -Chuck Liddell (204) vs. Rashad Evans (205) -Rich Franklin (204.5) vs. Matt Hamill (205) -Dan Henderson (185) vs. Rousimar Palhares (184.5) -Nate Marquardt (185) vs. Martin Kampmann (184.5) Preliminary Bouts: -Kurt Pellegrino (156) vs. Thiago Tavares (155) -Mike Patt (205.25) vs. Tim Boetsch (205.25) -Dong Hyun Kim (170) vs. Matt Brown (170) -Jason Lambert (185) vs. Jason MacDonald (185) -Roan Carneiro (170) vs. Ryo Chonan (170)
Submitted Sep 5, 2008 7:13PM by SmileR - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Liddells Top 8 Moments
(sherdog.com)
Zuffa brings its beloved big top to Atlanta on Saturday night for UFC 88. As good hosts, Dana White and Co. are putting their best foot forward in Georgia with an end-to-end burner of a fight card, suitably topped off with MMA's foremost rockstar, Chuck Liddell (Pictures). In a main event some five months in the making, Liddell, now with full hamstring capabilities, meets the undefeated Rashad Evans (Pictures). For the 38-year-old Liddell, the fight is a must-win to secure a December mega-fight with UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin (Pictures) and to have one last crack at solidifying his resume as the sport's greatest light heavyweight. On the cusp of boom-or-bust for MMA's favorite San Luis Obispan, here are eight of the finest episodes from "The Iceman." And in the interest of class, only one reference to “Good Morning Texas.” Please no liddell haters right now
Submitted Sep 5, 2008 2:43PM by haggiswashere - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous, UFC
 
Silva injured, withdraws from machida bout
(sherdog.com)
Undefeated light heavyweight Thiago Silva (Pictures) has withdrawn from his Oct. 18 co-headlining bout against Lyoto Machida (Pictures) at UFC 89 “Bisping vs. Leben” in Birmingham, England. An American Top Team representative confirmed a report from intheguard.tv, which said Silva sustained a back injury in training. The rep said the decision was made Thursday to pull the dynamic Brazilian striker from the card, and that Silva is expected to be back in play by December.
Submitted Sep 5, 2008 2:36PM by haggiswashere - 39 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
 
Karo injured , yoshida fight cancelled
(uk.ufc.com)
oh wtf!?!?
Submitted Sep 5, 2008 2:20PM by MFOTHER - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alessio Sakara vs Joe Vedepo to fight at UFC Fight Night 15
(mmamania.com)
Alessio Sakara (12-7) is back in business, getting the green light to return to action against Octagon newcomer Joe Vedepo (7-1) at UFC Fight Night 15 at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Neb., on September 17. “Legionarius” — who was forced to withdraw from a fight with Rob Kimmons earlier this year because of a broken ankle sustained during training — has dropped two of his last three bouts, including his most recent contest against Chris Leben at UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion in March, which the Italian fighter lost via technical knockout (strikes) in round one. It was his middleweight debut after registering a very mediocre record at light heavyweight (3-3). One has to imagine that this is a must-win situation for Sakara. Vedepo is the Midwest Cage Championship (MCC) middleweight champion, defeating Brian Green via submission (verbal) back in June in a hard-fought battle to earn a UFC berth. The 25-year-old former light heavyweight has an impressive mix of wins via submission and (technical) knockout, demonstrating an ability to finish fights just about anywhere.
Submitted Sep 5, 2008 10:26AM by SmileR - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brock Lesnar made more than GSP??!!!
(redsweat.com)
Unfortunatly UFC 87 payouts won't be officially released. But i found several sources that say brock lesnar made more than twice what GSP made. Apparently fighter payout’s are not released in Minnesota as part of the state’s freedom of information legislation. At least that is what Scott LeDoux, the executive director of the Minnesota Combative Sports Commission told MMAJunkie.com. I did read that George St. Pierre is on the same contract as his fight with Hughes when he pulled in $160,000 which means he would have made the same amount. If you combine that with his $60,000 "Fight of the Night" bonus, he would have pocketed a total of $220,000 for the event which is probably pretty accurate. Total and complete bs
Submitted Sep 5, 2008 5:06AM by haggiswashere - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
UFC will wait for fedor
(sherdog.com)
UFC President Dana White confidently laid out his organization’s plan to acquire the services of Fedor Emelianenko (Pictures) for a future matchup with recently returned heavyweight champion Randy Couture (Pictures). The promotion will simply wait, he said during a conference call Tuesday.
Submitted Sep 5, 2008 2:15AM by haggiswashere - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
HDNet finally coming to comcast!
(hd.net)
HDNet And HDNet Movies Announce Affiliation Agreement with Comcast Addition of HDNet Programming Part of Comcast's Project Infinity Commitment to Deliver Best and Most Content Available Anytime, Anywhere (DALLAS) September 4, 2008 - HDNet, the leader in high definition programming, today announced a carriage agreement to add HDNet and HDNet Movies to Comcast's strong high definition (HD) programming line up. The agreement enables Comcast, the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, to provide the two HDNet networks to HD subscribers in many of its systems, including free On Demand programming, in addition to increasing Comcast's carriage of HDNet over the next year. "We're thrilled to have a partnership that will provide Comcast's customers with top-notch HD programming. This agreement between two leading HD providers will help shape the ever-expanding world of high definition programming," said Mark Cuban, president and co-founder of HDNet. "This marketplace agreement makes HDNet's cutting edge, independent programming accessible to many more cable homes across the country." "With hundreds of HD choices available to Comcast customers, we believe that partnering with HDNet further complements our offering by bringing both compelling and high quality HD programming to our customers in this increasingly competitive marketplace," said Matt Bond, executive vice president, content acquisition, Comcast. "This partnership is another example of the strides we're making on our Project Infinity commitment to deliver more HD choices than anywhere else." Launched in September of 2001, HDNet became the world's first national television network broadcasting all of its programming in high definition. HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for critically acclaimed original programming, including television's only HD news feature programs "HDNet World Report," "Dan Rather Reports," featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather. HDNet also features championship sports coverage from MLS to MMA and groundbreaking music programming with the HDNet Concert Series. Great news for subscibers of the largest cable company in the US. Remember you don't actually need a HD tv to watch, just a HD decoder. Hell, splurge! you're going to need one pretty soon anyways! Amazing channel for MMA!
Submitted Sep 5, 2008 2:10AM by Bemin - 5 comments
Filed under: HDNet
 
Paulo Filho Not Looking to Fight Anderson Silva
(bloodyelbow.com)
Apparently, Paulo Filho is sticking to earlier statements and asserting that he has no desire to fight his friend and teammate, Anderson Silva. From MMA Junkie: Filho recently today told Tatame.com he was not considering the bout despite recent comments from Ed Soares, manager for both Filho and Silva, to the contrary. "Definitely no," Filho said of a potential bout with Silva. "We're close friends and I believe there's space for everybody [in the UFC]. It's definitely out of my plans." Discussions of the bout first began with UFC President Dana White's recent comments that Zuffa LLC -- owners of both the UFC and WEC -- will merge the WEC's 205-pound and 185-pound divisions into the UFC. The undefeated Filho is ranked second in WAMMA's most recent middleweight world rankings. Only Silva is ranked higher.
Submitted Sep 5, 2008 1:18AM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
5 Oz. Exclusive: Nick Catone expected to fight Amir Sadollah at UFC 91 in Las Vegas
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned from two independent sources in the last 24 hours that USKBA middleweight champion Nick Catone is expected to face Amir Sadollah at UFC 91 on Nov. 15 in Las Vegas. Bout agreements between Catone and Sadollah have not been signed but could be finalized by early next week.
Submitted Sep 5, 2008 12:42AM by Mchubb316 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hiphopdx Feature on Chuck
(hiphopdx.com)
Make sure to read some of the comments for a laugh. Decent article for the casual MMA fan.
Submitted Sep 5, 2008 12:17AM by nastshabast - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Liddell-Couture 4 At Heavyweight: Could It Happen?
(mmamania.com)
Possibly, according to Chuck Liddell. He was quoted as saying that if Randy Couture emerges from the upcoming "tournament" as still the UFC Heavyweight Champion, Liddell would consider moving up to Heavyweight for a 4th title fight with Couture.
Submitted Sep 4, 2008 10:03PM by DCRage - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fedor's Manager Confirms That Fedor Is Contractually Free To Fight Couture Anywhere
(usatoday.com)
Raimond On The Possibility Of Fedor vs. Couture In The UFC: "Who knows? What that will do for a possible bout between Fedor and Randy, that's very difficult to say at this point in time. The only thing I can say from our side is that we are open and willing to work with any organization to make that fight happen, and we've also expressed that to the UFC. Irrespective of who the organization is, we're willing to work with anybody to do that. The contracts that Fedor has at this point in time would allow for such a fight to take place, and specifically the Randy fight, so we're free to make that happen if the opportunity presents itself. We've made provisions in any and all contracts that refer to Fedor to allow that fight to take place, with any organization in conjunction or in coooperation with whoever. Contractually there's not an issue.
Submitted Sep 4, 2008 5:33PM by Wolfenstein - 19 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Affliction Not Bitter About Couture Deal
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Affliction promoter Tom Atencio says he is pleased that Randy Couture has been able to reconcile himself with the UFC. And he denies that the deal has cost his promotion a Couture/Fedor fight, saying that Couture never had a fight contract with Affliction. "I think the biggest problem is people assume everything," he told MMARated.com "The bottom line is Randy is our partner with Xtreme Couture. Randy is sponsored by Affliction. He's been with us and we work with him.” UFC president Dana White announced on Tuesday that estranged heavyweight champion Randy Couture was back in the fold. He also used the conference call to pour scorn on Affliction’s prospects as a mixed martial art s promoter, saying he would be “horrified” if the company was still promoting in a "Randy needs to do what he needs to do to handle his problems," Atencio said. "I'm happy for him."
Submitted Sep 4, 2008 3:04PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Franklin Balancing Gameplan With Cardio For UFC 88
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Rich Franklin expects a tough time of it when he faces Matt Hamill in a light-heavyweight bout on Saturday. The former middleweight champion says his gameplan is all about speed and footwork – but that might be difficult when carrying extra weight. “I’ve got to be quick on my feet... I need to use my footwork to confuse him and stick and move and stick and move and avoid takedowns,” he told MMA Stomping Grounds. But he noted that if he is carrying “an extra 20 pounds... and it goes the full 15 minutes, that takes a toll on conditioning”. Franklin is campaigning at 205lbs after losing his middleweight title to Anderson Silva and then failing to win it back in a rematch. Both were heavy losses for the former champion and he says the UFC was not interested in seeing him fight Silva for a third time.
Submitted Sep 4, 2008 3:03PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Filho: “I’m a new person now”
(tatame.com)
Just a few days before his second fight with Chael Sonnen at WEC, Paulo Filho spoke to TATAME about the thoughts of the fight, his problems with depression, his training with André Galvão, the possibility to face Anderson Silva, a friend and UFC champion, and analyzed Rousimar Palhares’ bout against the former pride champion, Dan Handerson. “The depression is over and now is just happiness, I’m ready for the war”, guarantees the champion, on the exclusive interview.
Submitted Sep 4, 2008 3:00PM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
No Need To Panic: A Realistc Future for MMA
(mmapayout.com)
What do the failures of so many organizations mean for MMA? It means that promoters and their investors need to be smarter with their money. And it’s not like there isn’t precedence within the business world for this sort of gross mismanagement either. I’m sure everyone remembers the dot-com bubble of the late 90s that burst in 2001. Investors had dollar signs in their eyes then, just as they do now, because of the gross potential of the internet and technology to be utterly ubiquitous in the everyday lives of people the globe over. Yet, these investors failed to do their due diligence in order to find appropriate business models to take advantage of that potential. Thus, the same can be said for today’s investors blindly throwing money into fight promotions with poor business models that do not suit the current economic environment of the industry. The investors that jumped on the IFL and pushed it to $18 are a testament to this. For as much flack as Dana White gets from the MMA community, I can’t think of any other man in the industry that can say “I told you so!” as often as he can. Granted, the NASCAR analogy is a little played out - and I, too, am tired of hearing it - that doesn’t make it any less relevant. The business-end of things really isn’t that different from any other industry. The most crucial mistakes I see fight promotions make are the same crucial mistakes that misguided billion dollar enterprises make: 1.) They have no vision, no mission, and as a result no direction and no identity. These promotions need to figure out who they are, what they do, and whom they cater to. 2.) Poor cost management that generally translates into bankruptcy.
Submitted Sep 4, 2008 2:53PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
There Is No Marketing for Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock
(bloodyelbow.com)
John Chandler wonders why: EliteXC’s debut show on CBS was much better off from the start. Why? Because they actually marketed the event. Advertisements for the show started during March Madness, more than two months before the event was even happening. Yet here we are one month away from Slice’s biggest test to date and the only spots promoting the event can be found online. Even if CBS were to start airing commercials tomorrow, EliteXC still has obstacles to overcome. It’s 30 days before the event and the fight card isn’t even finalized. That’s expectant of smaller organizations with heavy turnover rates, not a major promotion that is about to put together a show for the entire world to see. Bringing Kimbo Slice back to his home state of Florida was a good move. The arena should easily sell out then, right? I mean the crowd for Slice vs. Tank Abbott in February was up on their feet for just about the entire night. Not necessarily. All signs currently indicate that a large number of tickets are still available for the event. Plus, EliteXC officials expecting a late push should also take note that the University of Miami plays Florida State at Dolphins Stadium that same night. (Thanks Zach) According to EliteXC’s recent SEC filings, the organization only has enough funds to last until the end of the year without outside help. So why aren’t they going balls to the wall in trying to make this show their most successful to date? A lack of money? A lack of motivation? It’s hard to say. Before I even started writing this, I asked myself, why it is that every time that write a piece on EliteXC, it turns out to be negative? I pinpointed it to failed potential.
Submitted Sep 4, 2008 2:51PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Houston Alexander signs five-fight UFC contract extension
(mmamania.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently inked light heavyweight Houston Alexander to a new five-fight contract extension, locking-in the services of the hard-hitting Nebraskan slugger well into 2009 if the promotion decides to keep him on the roster, according to WrestlingObserver.com. Alexander was relatively unknown to the masses until he burst onto the scene with two destructive performances inside the Octagon, taking out top contender Keith Jardine in his debut back at UFC 71: “Liddell vs. Jackson” in May 2007 and then crumbling Alessio Sakara at UFC 75: “Champion vs. Champion” less than four months later. “The Nebraskan Assassin,” however, quickly returned to Earth with back-to-back losses to Thiago Silva and James Irvin. In fact, Alexander didn’t last more than four minutes combined in those two bouts. Despite his recent struggles, Alexander remains a fan favorite and a crowd pleaser win or lose. That’s more than likely the reason the promotion made the decision to keep him around. He will have his opportunity to get back on the winning track against Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Eric Schafer at UFC Fight Night 15 in front of a hometown crowd at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha. Neb., on September 17.
Submitted Sep 4, 2008 2:48PM by Twenty20Dollars - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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