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Georges St. Pierre looking to train with Lyoto Machida
Coming off a dominating performance at the UFC’s most anticipated show ever, UFC 100, Georges St-Pierre has put a stamp on his weight class and is pondering a move up to seek new challenges. With this prospect on his horizon, he is reaching out to another UFC Champion in Lyoto Machida due to one thing they have in common. It isn’t their UFC belts, rather their matching black belts in Karate.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 4:01PM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Fedor Emelianenko Changes the Game For Strikeforce, Showtime
I've long believed that any MMA promotion wanting to compete with the UFC needed to do one of two things: Develop the best women's division in the sport, and sign Fedor Emelianenko. Strikeforce and Showtime have now done both.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 3:58PM by emfleek - 17 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Women's MMA reality show
Television producer Lyle Howry is quick to dismiss attempts to compare his new women's MMA reality show to "The Ultimate Fighter," but "TUF"-like success is very much his goal. "Ultimate Women Challenge" recently began production and will bring together 16 MMA fighters in September to compete for contracts with a yet-to-determined promotion. The show will put the women through three weeks of intense training and, Howry hopes, deliver the same jolt for women's MMA that "TUF" produced for the sport as a whole.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 2:01PM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Fabricio Werdum Off Strikeforce Card
Fabricio Werdum will have to wait a little longer to make his Strikeforce debut. The Brazilian heavyweight, who was supposed to face Alistair Overeem for the Strikeforce heavyweight title on August 15 before Overeem pulled out of the fight due to a hand injury, will not be fighting on the upcoming card against a replacement opponent. Strikeforce director of communications, Mike Afromowitz, confirmed the news with FanHouse on Monday. ********** UPDATE ***********
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 1:57PM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Roger Huerta Almost Beat The Crap Out Of Kenny Florian At UFC 87
Literally. The funny story was shared by Florian to a Philadelphia newspaper, who at UFC 87 apparently was pretty sick before his fight with Roger Huerta and had to go quite a bit. Florian won by unanimous decision.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 1:56PM by DCRage - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fedor Emelianenko Signs with Strikeforce
Check out the link to read the official press release!!
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 12:38PM by BrutalKnockOut - 66 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, M-1 Global
Demian Maia Knows How To Kick & Punch
And his trainer, Eduardo Telles, tells the TATAME website that will surprise a lot of people at UFC 102, including Maia's foe-Nate Marquardt.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 10:36AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Franca vs. Griffin UFC 103 Fight Demoted to Prelim
If Tyson Griffin takes another Fight Of The Night award, and he's got a good chance of it against Hermes Franca at UFC 103, the PPV crowd may not see it. Despite Griffin being 5-1 in his last 6 fights with 5 FOTN awards in 8 UFC fights, the fight has been demoted from PPV to prelim, leaving 5 cards on the PPV part of the card.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 10:16AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Wagnney Fabiano vs. Erik Koch set for WEC 43
A featherweight bout pitting decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Wagnney Fabiano up against WEC newcomer Erik Koch has been inked for WEC 43. The news of the match-up between the two comes via Fabiano himself who revealed that the contracts have recently been signed for the bout in an interview with Tatame.com.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 8:32AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC
Is BJ Penn's Legacy on the Line at UFC 101?
At UFC 101 BJ Penn finally gets to answer all the questions. Is he really the best lightweight in the world, or is he overrated? Fans have started questioning the strength of his wins at 155, starting with the win over Jens Pulver. Pulver's gone on such a bad losing streak that the win isn't impressive in retrospect. He got a nice win over Joe Stevenson, but Stevenson went on to suffer a first round loss to Kenny Florian and a decision to Diego Sanchez. His win over Sherk looked impressive until Frankie Edgar easily outboxed Sherk.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 8:28AM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Akihiro Gono Expected to Make Full Recovery After Dan Hornbuckle KO Kick
Japanese MMA fighter Akihiro Gono is expected to make a complete recovery after suffering head and neck injuries when he was knocked out by a brutal head kick from Dan Hornbuckle Sunday. Hornbuckle's kick was one of the MMA knockouts of the year, a kick that Hornbuckle set up perfectly by grabbing Gono's right foot, planting his own left foot and then driving his right shin into Gono's chin. Gono fell like a chopped down tree, with his neck landing on the rope and his head hitting the canvas.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 8:27AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
Frank Mir: Miguel Torres Is the Best in MMA, Brian Bowles Could Beat Him
Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir will be the color commentator for WEC 42 Sunday night on Versus, and all this week he'll be providing his insight into the WEC fights. Today I ask Mir about the main event, bantamweight champion Miguel Torres vs. Brian Bowles.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 8:23AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC
No longer in the shadow of his mentor and friend, Urijah Faber, Joseph Benavidez has risen through the ranks to stake claim as the next big thing in the 135-pound division. Set to face Dominick Cruz on Aug. 9 as the co-main event under current champ Miguel Torres at WEC 42, the supporting slot has become a comfortable trend for the New Mexico native. His fight with Cruz will mark the third time in three WEC appearances that Benavidez will be on the same card with Torres headlining. Needless to say, he has taken notice.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 8:21AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
Known as one of the hardest workers both in training and in the fight, WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres has once again gone through the rigors of preparing to defend his title, this time against possibly his toughest test to date in No. 2 ranked Brian Bowles. Still, Torres isn't fazed by the level of skill his opponent possesses. Not that he doesn't respect Bowles, but he knows that every fighter that steps into the cage with him is gunning to take away all that he's earned in his career.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 8:20AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
Hominick vs. Taurosevicius, Corbbrey vs. Njokuani in the works for WEC 43 in Ohio
Recently announced WEC signee Mark Hominick (16-8 MMA, 0-2 WEC) has agreed to meet fellow Affliction import Deividas Taurosevicius (10-3 MMA, 0-0 WEC) at WEC 43, while Anthony Njokuani (10-2 MMA, 1-1 WEC) meets former EliteXC contender Muhsin Corbbrey (7-3 MMA, 0-0 WEC) on the same card. Sherdog.com was the first to report the additions to the card, and sources close to the event have informed MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the bouts are "in the plans" for the event.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 8:18AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC
Passed on for Nick Diaz fight, Strikeforce's Phil Baroni says future will be different
Strikeforce welterweight brawler Phil Baroni (13-11) was the first person to raise his hand when the organization was in need for a replacement opponent for Nick Diaz. It's the warrior mentality that has been a career hallmark of the "New York Bad Ass," but it wasn't enough for Showtime to allow Baroni to step in for Joe Riggs on the main card of the Aug. 15 event, "Carano vs. Cyborg."
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 8:18AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Featherweight GP winner crowned, lightweight title claimed at "Sengoku Ninth Battle"
Despite entering the contest with just a 1-1 record in the organization, and a 1-1-1 overall record in his past three contests, nine-time Shooto veteran Mizuto Hirota (12-3-1) capitalized on a brutal fourth-round barrage of knees to claim Sengoku's lightweight crown with a TKO of former champion Satoru Kitaoka (25-9-9). The bout closed out a full night of action featuring featuring 13 bouts at World Victory Road's "Sengoku Ninth Battle" at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The card, which also featured the conclusion of Sengoku's 2009 featherweight grand prix, airs in the U.S. via tape delay Friday on HDNet.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 8:17AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
After self-described Rocky Balboa moment, Kurt Pellegrino refocused for UFC 101
For UFC lightweight Kurt Pellegrino (13-4 MMA, 5-3 UFC), the decision to leave the warm weather of Florida for the less-friendly confines of Belmar, N.J., was a simple one. "I really wanted to win again," Pellegrino recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "I got kind of tired of the losing thing. It made me want to vomit and throw up." Now settled into an environment he feels far more comfortable in, Pellegrino said he's more than ready for his "UFC 101: Declaration" contest with Josh Neer on Aug. 8.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 8:14AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
After UFC 89 suspension, teacher-student Chris Leben ready for UFC 102
Prior to his UFC 89 bout with Michael Bisping, a flood of pre-event features focused on Chris Leben's transformation from the reckless and volatile cast member on "The Ultimate Fighter 1" to a maturing fight veteran who seemed to be reshaping his life. But after his unanimous-decision loss to Michael Bisping in the main event of the October 2008 event in England, the UFC announced its internal drug testing had nabbed Leben for taking a banned anabolic steroid. During a recent appearance on MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio), Leben, who immediately fessed up and apologized for using the performance-enhancer, said the episode slowed but didn't derail his progress.
Submitted Aug 3, 2009 8:14AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
The Case for Cruiserweight
UFC 91. Randy Couture vs. Brock Lesnar for the prestigious UFC heavyweight championship. “The Natural” has overcome many obstacles in his heralded UFC career including being the “old-man,” but there was just no way he could overcome the sheer size and strength difference Just because...
Submitted Aug 2, 2009 9:08PM by sclasclemski - 19 comments
Filed under: General MMA
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