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Strikeforce declines to acquire contracts of Antonio Silva and Murilo “Ninja” Rua
Published reports indicate that Strikeforce acquired a total of 42 fighter of approximately 150 contracts from ProElite during last week’s acquisition of select assets. The San Jose-based promotion is believed to have the option of acquiring additional contracts from ProElite in the future, but as it stands now, a great deal of fighters will continue to remain under ProElite control. FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned that two fighters that will remain under contract to ProElite are EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio Silva and former EliteXC middleweight champion Murilo “Ninja” Rua.
Submitted Feb 10, 2009 1:24AM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
UFN 17 Medical Suspensions
The FSAC has announced the medical suspensions from UFN 17. Only 4 fighters are suspended, all are sitting out for 30 days.
Submitted Feb 9, 2009 8:02PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFN 17 Fighter Payouts
The FSAC has revealed the fighter payouts from UFN 17. The total disclosed payouts were $304,000 with the biggest share-$32,000-going to Kurt Pellegrino.
Submitted Feb 9, 2009 8:01PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rumor: Karo Parisyan vs. Josh Koscheck at UFC 98
Karo Parisyan was recently on Armenian television saying that he will be fighting Josh Koscheck at UFC 98 on May 23. This is strictly a rumor at this point since Koscheck still has to get by Paulo Thiago at UFC 95, but would be a great fight to determine the next challenger to the Welterweight title. If this fight does happen, I think it is going to be a huge statement for Kos. Karo has not looked the same since losing to Alves, and Kos has evolved into a much more dominant fighter than Parisyan ever has and it will show in this fight. I think Kos will beat him up on the feet, and then eventually take him down and TKO him. It should be exciting either way
Submitted Feb 9, 2009 6:19PM by nickcuc547 - 36 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Cuts 2 Fighters Today
Clearly there is No Love for the lesser-known half of the Mario Bros. today. UFC has cut Rich Clementi & Luigi Fioravanti following their losses Saturday at UFN 17.
Submitted Feb 9, 2009 5:22PM by DCRage - 39 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cyborg signs with strikeforce, Carano fight in talks
Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos agreed to a world-exclusive, four-fight deal over the weekend with the promotion, which landed a multi-year agreement last week to broadcast up to 16 events a year on Showtime, along with an additional four shows on CBS.
Submitted Feb 9, 2009 4:24PM by loller90278 - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, General MMA
Unofficial UFC Lightweight Organizational Rankings
In order to take a deeper look at just how much depth currently resides on the UFC roster, FiveOuncesOfPain.com will be taking a division-by-division look at each weight class in the UFC from top-to-bottom.
Submitted Feb 9, 2009 3:59PM by Wolfenstein - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Joe Lauzon makes his case for fights with Nate Diaz, Hermes Franca
Not sure exactly where he ranks, but wanting to face fellow contenders, Lauzon had a suggestion for his next match-up: his fellow cast member from "The Ultimate Fighter 5," Nate Diaz.
Submitted Feb 9, 2009 3:54PM by Wolfenstein - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
MFC 20: ‘Destined for Greatness’ fight card announced for Feb. 20
The Maximum Fighting Championship, one of the elite mixed martial arts organizations in North America, is excited to announce its full card for MFC 20: Destined for Greatness which will take place on Friday, February 20 at the River Cree Resort and Casino just outside Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. MFC 20 will be broadcast live throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico on Mark Cuban’s HDNet Fights. “This is unquestionably the best show we’ve ever put together,” said MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich. “I wanted to start 2009 with a bang that the whole world would notice and that has been accomplished in a big way.”
Submitted Feb 9, 2009 1:03PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Shane Carwin UFC 96 Blog
MMAWeekly has asked me to blog about my training and update you as I lead into the most important fight of my career, against Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 96. Let me start off by giving you a little background on me and where I have come from, I hope this will give you some perspective into my life and my journey.
Submitted Feb 9, 2009 1:00PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Osterneck vs. Rivera Now Official For UFN 18
Rumors of a UFN 18 fight featuring WEC import Nissen Osterneck making his UFC debut have now been confirmed. Osterneck says he's officially signed to face Jorge Rivera at UFN 18.
Submitted Feb 9, 2009 11:50AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Urijah Faber vs. Wagnney Fabiano possible for WEC 40
Fabiano returns on April 5th, possible opponent is former featherweight champion, Urijah Faber.
Submitted Feb 9, 2009 3:14AM by BrutalKnockOut - 10 comments
Filed under: WEC
Paul Taylor/Ben Saunders Injury Updates
Popular British welterweight Paul Taylor has been forced to turn down an opportunity to compete at UFC 97 on April 18 in Montreal. Taylor suffered a rib injury during his war with Chris Lytle at UFC 89 back in October of last year. Doctors originally said the injury was a cracked or broken rib. Initially expected to only miss 12 weeks, the injury has taken longer to heal. Now expected to be sidelined through July, Taylor was not able to accept an invitation to compete in Montreal. After being scratched from a welterweight bout against Dustin Hazelett during next month’s UFC 96 event in Columbus, Ohio, Ben Saunders is looking to make his Octagon return within the next three months. Saunders revealed his plans while speaking during a “UFC Fight Club” question and answer session this past week in Florida. The talented welterweight prospect specifically pointed to the months of April or May as a timetable for his return.
Submitted Feb 9, 2009 1:27AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Johnson not ready to rumble with GSP
You have to be pretty good nine fights into your career for fans to be calling for you to fight Georges St. Pierre, or those same fans are just morons. In the case of the Anthony Johnson, the reason is somewhere in between. It's way too early for Johnson to get a shot at the welterweight champ especially considering he's also one of the top three guys in the Yahoo! Sports' pound-for-pound rankings. That said, "Rumble" Johnson does appear to have the game, that could turn him into a top five welterweight.
Submitted Feb 9, 2009 1:16AM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
The Zuffa UFC/WEC Event Mill
Zuffa, LLC. has just completed a string of four consecutive weeks where they put on a ten fight card (Zuffa, LLC. is the parent company of both the UFC and the WEC). That’s forty fights in four weeks folks. Each fight takes two combatants, so that’s eighty fighters. They take a week off for Valentine’s, then they have another three week stretch with events every week. Two of those cards have eleven fights scheduled, and one has ten.* That’s a further thirty-two fights, and sixty-four fighters.
Submitted Feb 9, 2009 1:12AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC
Florian, Parisyan Headed to Tri-Star Gym in Montreal
Coming off the heels of an uninspiring split decision win over Dong Hyun Kim at UFC 94, judo wizard Karo "The Heat" Parisyan will be making his way down to Tri-Star to do some training with conditioning coach Jonathan Chaimberg and head instructor Zahabi. Also slated to make his way down to the "Beautiful Province" for training is Team Sityodtong member Kenny Florian, who looks to benefit from a full training camp with Zahabi and St-Pierre before taking on Penn for the lightweight title later this year.
Submitted Feb 9, 2009 12:56AM by Wolfenstein - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
TKO Leaves Hyped Velasquez Unsatisfied
TAMPA, Fla. -- Cain Velasquez hears the hype. Viewed by some as a man who can contend for the heavyweight championship sooner rather than later, the 26-year-old American Kickboxing Academy prospect knows the UFC expects much from him. He believes his latest effort -- a second-round stoppage of pudgy newcomer Denis Stojnic in the UFC Fight Night 17 co-main event on Saturday at the Sun Dome -- left plenty of room for improvement. “My timing was off,” Velasquez told UFC.com after he was pushed into the second round for the first time in his career. “The last two weeks of my training camp, I wasn’t able to spar. I think that had a lot to do with it. Other than that, I felt great.” Still, he cannot argue with the results. Velasquez (5-0) battered Stojnic throughout the fight with knees, kicks and punches from the clinch. He did well in space, too, as he nearly finished the Golden Glory product with clean strikes from the outside in the first. A two-time All-American wrestler at Arizona State University, Velasquez mauled Stojnic on the ground and forced the referee to intervene 2:34 into the second round. Even so, he was not satisfied. “I just wasn’t relaxed out there,” Velasquez said. “I think I need more ring time. I kind of tightened up. I was just throwing two punches [at a time]. I want to be able to throw more … head movement, sit in the pocket and keep that progress going. I was throwing and backing off. That’s not what I want to do. I want to be more active.”
Submitted Feb 9, 2009 12:24AM by ncordless - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC, Interviews
XCF To Donate Saturday's Proceeds To Corey Hill Fund
Xtreme Cagefighting Federation, an 18-month-old promotion preparing to hold their sixth event, "DynaPep Rumble in Racetown" on Feb. 14, has committed to donate a portion of their profits to the "Corey Hill Get Well Fund." XCF Promoter Doug Bland said Hill's camp at Gracie Tampa was instrumental in helping him bring the XCF to Florida, so the organization was thrilled at the chance to give back. The event will air on PPV for $9.95, with $1 from each PPV buy going to the fund.
Submitted Feb 8, 2009 3:03PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ken Shamrock: A lifetime of work has earned me this chance
Ken Shamrock's days as an elite-level fighter are over. The 45-year-old is comfortable admitting to that reality. But as Shamrock (26-13-2) recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), "The World's Most Dangerous Man" feels he has done enough for the growth of MMA to warrant his continued pursuit of an active career.
Submitted Feb 8, 2009 3:01PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
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