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LIVE: Affliction Weigh-In Results - Underway!
(dreamfighters.com)
Affliction BANNED weigh in results are happening right now. Check it out.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 6:41PM by kastro_316 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mark HOMINICK Affliction Blog
http://www.mmatraining.com/fitness/hominick-blog-week-4-final.php Pretty cool blogging about the Affliction week down in Anaheim. Always been a big Hominick fan. He needs this win though to stay near/in the Top 10.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 2:25PM by JimmieDD - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Hunt vs. Overeem Added to Dream 5
(dreamfighters.com)
Alistair "Demolition Man" Overeem has been confirmed as the opponent for Mark Hunt at Dream 5 from Osaka, Japan this Monday. Overeem confirmed the heavyweight bout with TheFightNetwork.com on Friday.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 2:01PM by kastro_316 - 22 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous, Other MMA Organizations
 
Hostile territory no problem for Mike Whitehead
(mmajunkie.com)
Mike Whitehead (21-5) knows he is headed into hostile territory tomorrow night. The former UFC and IFL fighter will face Southern California resident Renato "Babalu" Sobral (29-7) on the main card of "Affliction: Banned," and Whitehead plans to play the role of spoiler for the hometown hero. The Xtreme Couture-trained fighter was a recent in-studio guest on TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), he and discussed why fans should expect him to extend his 12-fight win streak by upsetting Sobral on his home turf. "A lot of people are pulling for [Sobral], which is great," Whitehead said. "That means it's going to be a hell of a fight. But I'm here, I'm healthy, and I am ready to bring it." The 27-year-old veteran knows the crowd will be decidedly against him, but he believes it may actually work in his favor. "I'm already mentally preparing myself to be booed on the way [to the ring] since this is Sobral's hometown," Whitehead said. "All the pressure is on him to perform, and I am a pretty tough guy (for someone) to go out and try to have an impressive win (over) -- like he wants to have."
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 1:20PM by SmileR - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
UFC Quick Quote: Lyoto Machida and Thiago Silva on the Birmingham battle
(mmamania.com)
“I know that this fight will show who is going to lose. The event will sell it this way, two unbeaten guys. I wanna do a great fight, a great show.” – Lyoto Machida via Tatame.com “It’ll be a good fight, we’re determined fighters. I trained a lot and I’ll do my job. I believe it’ll be a fight with more strategy. Lyoto likes to escape, fight moving backwards, it’s his style, but it’ll do my job…. I can’t say that I like (facing Brazilian fighters), but I want the belt, and wanna prove my talent and win. I want the belt. I already can fight for the belt. I’ve already showed UFC what I can and what I can’t do. I’m here to fight for the belt.” – Thiago Silva via Tatame.com Lyoto Machida and Thiago Silva comment for the first time on their huge 205-pound showdown at UFC 89: “Bisping vs. Leben” at The National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham, England, on October 18. The winner of the bout will likely earn a title shot in early 2009.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 1:17PM by SmileR - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
No Dream For The Kid Monday
(f4wonline.com)
Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto is now off this Monday's DREAM event in Japan. He suffered a torn ACL in training this past week and was on crutches at a press conference.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 12:07PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC 90 Set For Chicago On 10/25
(mmamania.com)
UFC is finally blowing into the Windy City this fall, announcing that Chicago will host UFC 90 on October 25. No word on participants yet but if Stephan Bonnar is recovered from knee surgery in time he'll be there.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 9:59AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pound-for-pound king speaks with his strikes...
(sports.yahoo.com)
LAS VEGAS – Anderson Silva has been one of the elite mixed martial arts fighters in the world for the past 18 months or so. He hasn’t been a star, though, until recently. But on Thursday, the large media scrum that squeezed in tightly to hear Silva’s every utterance was symbolic of his rise to stardom.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 9:35AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WEC Signs 3 NCAA Wrestling Stars
(sherdog.com)
The influx of top NCAA wrestling talent into MMA continues. The 3 latest signees are Jake Rosholt, Johny Hendricks and Shane Roller of Team Takedown, who are headed to WEC.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 9:08AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Arlovski Looking to be Aggressive Against Ben Rothwell
(sherdog.com)
I know this is a strange request but could someone give me a breaf outlay of the interview? Sherdog wont let Mac uses see their videos....One of the reasons this site is far, far, far, far better!
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 8:16AM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Anderson Silva Vs The UFC Light Heavyweight Division
(sherdog.com)
He has suggested that he won’t stick around 205 pounds for long, but if he did, he’d have a rogues’ gallery waiting for him. In this article, I’ll play the Las Vegas bookie setting the lines for Silva’s hypothetical run through the UFC light heavyweight class. So kick back and enjoy as the guy who can’t do his own taxes tries to be Jimmy The Greek.
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 7:30AM by Sam_Rothstein - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
FEDOR LOOKING TO RE-ESTABLISH DOMINANCE
(mmaweekly.com)
op ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko returns to the States and returns to fighting top competition July 19 when he takes on former UFC heavyweight titleholder Tim Sylvia in the main event of Affliction “Banned” at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Widely regarded as the best fighter in the world, Emelianenko solidified his place in the Japanese Rings and Pride organizations, obtaining the Pride belt by defeating current UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at Pride 25 in March of 2003. But since defeating Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic at Pride: Final Conflict 2005, Emelianenko has received criticism for not competing against top tier talent. Although ranked No. 1 in the world, Emelianenko in a lot of ways has to re-establish himself in the heavyweight division. In his second appearance in the U.S., he seeks to silence the critics when he squares off against Top 5 ranked Tim Sylvia for the WAMMA heavyweight title. "How can you say that the guy is the number one fighter in the world if there's different organizations not willing to work with each other?" said Affliction vice president Tom Atencio. "If there is even a shadow of a doubt that this guy is not the best, how can you say he's the best in the world worthy of a belt of even the title if he's not fighting everybody?" "Fedor’s willing to come over here and put his title on the line," added Atencio. "Everybody says he's the number one fighter in the world. Well here's one step closer to being it if he beats Tim Sylvia."
Submitted Jul 18, 2008 7:24AM by SmileR - 0 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Tim Sylvia, Michael Bisping, Chuck Liddell, Dana White and Marc Ratner comment on Rampage Jackson situation
(mmamania.com)
In a chat with the Las Vegas Sun today UFC Vice President of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Marc Ratner, said the company was “still gathering information” on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s strange behavior over the past several days. In the two days since the 30-year-old fighter was arrested following a hit and run accident in California the UFC has been virtually mum. However, several media outlets reported that UFC President Dana White flew to California to bail out the former champ.
Submitted Jul 17, 2008 8:52PM by MMA - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Exclusive: Affliction to broadcast entire "Banned" fight card
(mmajunkie.com)
In Saturday's upcoming battle of counter-programming with the UFC, Affliction has again raised the stakes with its debut "Banned" card. Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Saturday night's pay-per-view broadcast will run a full four hours and will feature eight bouts. Additionally, FSN will air three bouts, rather than the previously reported two fights. In other words, between FSN and PPV, the entire "Banned" fight card will be televised.
Submitted Jul 17, 2008 8:21PM by babalu2720 - 14 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
 
New: Interview With Josh Barnett - Affliction Press Conference
(dreamfighters.com)
A great interview with Josh Barnett, talks about Fedor, and many other things.
Submitted Jul 17, 2008 6:13PM by kastro_316 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Alves-Sanchez Fight Off
(f4wonline.com)
The Thiago Alves vs. Diego Sanchez match earmarked for 10/18 in Birmingham, England is now off. The Thiago Silva vs. Ryoto (Lyoto) Machida match announced yesterday was to take its place.
Submitted Jul 17, 2008 5:50PM by DCRage - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Horn vs. Gouveia at UFN 15
(mmamania.com)
Jeremy Horn vs. Wilson Gouveia has been booked for UFN 15. The only question is at which weight class: Horn usually fights at middleweight, Gouveia at light heavyweight. That should be decided fairly soon.
Submitted Jul 17, 2008 3:32PM by DCRage - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Did Not Help Affliction
(bloodyelbow.com)
There's a narrative going around that by booking a free show opposite Affliction's debut, Dana White did Affliction some kind of favor. The people making the argument say that the UFC opposition created more interest in the weekend than there would have been otherwise. I don't buy this at all. If Affliction was running unopposed this weekend, their ads might actually reach and have some effect on the millions of fans who watch UFC. Instead, those fans have been saturated with ads for Anderson Silva and a free show, and I haven't spoken to one casual fan even considering buying Affliction over the UFC show. Whereas these fans may have considered buying a fight on Saturday night just because they like fights, they now have a free option, and the idea of buying Affliction and weighing cards against each other isn't even a consideration. Second, the narrative of competition is not a good one for Affliction. If they were running unopposed, all the hype would be on seeing Fedor fight again. Instead, three days out, the narrative is about the competition, and it's a contest Affliction can't win. People have pointed to the story on ESPN weighing the Affliction and UFC cards as proof that this has been a good thing for Affliction. Realistically, it probably did nothing to hurt or help, but certainly helped less than a major ESPN article on Fedor Emelianenko would have.
Submitted Jul 17, 2008 1:41PM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Countdown to Affliction Videos
(mixedmartialartvideos.com)
Affliction Banned Countdown video highlights their July 19th fight card featuring Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia, Josh Barnett vs. Pedro Rizzo, Matt Lindland vs. Fabio Negao & more.
Submitted Jul 17, 2008 1:38PM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Report: UFC to Buy the IFL
(bloodyelbow.com)
So says Adam Swift: A Senior Producer at HDNet's Inside MMA tells MMAPayout.com that the IFL will be bought by the UFC. MMAPayout.com has confirmed talks between the IFL and UFC. More details as they become available. They've already signed a ton of their talent, so this would be a very smart move to keep EliteXC and Affliction from building their divisions. I doubt the UFC will keep everyone, but this allows them to get first dibs on who they want to keep and give the leftovers to the competitors. Say what you want about the IFL, but they had a lot of very talented competitors on their rosters. And I'm guessing the asking price at this point is pretty low. Well done, Dana.
Submitted Jul 17, 2008 1:37PM by MMAcca - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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