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DREAM On Hold-Akiyama Out Of DREAM MWGP
(sherdog.com)
The Dream is over for Yoshihiro Akiyama. Originally scheduled to participate in the upcoming DREAM Middleweight GP, he is now out due to a re-injury of the serious nasal bone fracture suffered in his fight with Kazuo Misaki. It was also confirmed that he won't get a bye into the next round either-he's out of the GP completely.
Submitted Apr 21, 2008 9:16AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Barnett Returns At Sengoku 2
(sherdog.com)
Another return engagement is now set for World Victory Road Sengoku 2 on May 18 in Japan: Josh Barnett, who fought on the first WVR event, has been announced for the upcoming event. Opponent TBA but sources indicate it's likely to be either Japanese judo star Naoya Ogawa or or Brazilian Marcio Cruz.
Submitted Apr 21, 2008 9:13AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Kenny Florian vs. Roger Huerta UFC 87 fight possible
(mmamania.com)
As expected, top lightweight contenders Kenny Florian (9-3) and Roger Huerta (20-1-1) are penciled in to tussle at UFC 87 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on August 9, according to MMAWeekly.com. The winner of the 155-pound tilt will more than likely earn a shot at the title against either UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn or Sean Sherk — the two are expected to face off at UFC 84: “Ill Will” on May 24.
Submitted Apr 20, 2008 9:45PM by Porch28 - 37 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Referee Miragliotta nearly gets submission of the night!
(mrsunshinevegas.wordpress.com)
"Just before the main event, some wacko at Bell Centre decided to jump the barrier go after the 6-5, 270-pound (?) Miragliotta. In a split second, the jackass was on the ground and Miragliotta had his back. He cinched in a rear naked choke!!!!!"
Submitted Apr 20, 2008 2:35PM by ThePlague - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Franklin retains welterweight crown with TKO of Lutter at UFC 83
(sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
Georges St. Pierre reclaimed his welterweight title Saturday night, dominating Matt Serra in a second-round TKO before a hometown crowd at UFC 83. The 26-year-old St. Pierre was greeted by a deafening roar from the crowd of 21,390 at Bell Centre, filled with Canadian flags, fervour and more than a little testosterone. He wore black trunks with a fleur-de-lys, matching the tattoo on his right calf. The boos started before the stocky Serra, from Long Island, N.Y., even started his entrance. St. Pierre took Serra down right off the bat in the mixed martial arts bout. The crowd sang "Ole, Ole Ole" as St. Pierre went about his business looking to improve his position on the ground. It took Serra four minutes to get back up and then St. Pierre took him down again. It was more of the same in the second, with two takedowns and a standup exchange that St. Pierre won. The end came when referee Yves Lavigne moved in to stop a turtled Serra from absorbing any more knees to the body at 4:45 of the second round. St. Pierre (16-2) did a backflip in the middle of the ring. A dazed Serra (16-5) regrouped and then the two fighters hugged.
Submitted Apr 20, 2008 2:10PM by grappler0000 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shamrock Sues The UFC
(gerweck.net)
Ken Shamrock filed a lawsuit against Zuffa, LLC, on 4/15 in Clark County, Nevada. Is there anyone not suing the UFC currently?
Submitted Apr 20, 2008 11:38AM by snakeplissken - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Goulet, Hironaka, MacDonald and Maia earn UFC 83 bonuses
(mmajunkie.com)
Jonathan Goulet, Kuniyoshi Hironaka, Jason MacDonald and Demian Maia each earned $75,000 "fight night" bonuses stemming from Saturday's UFC 83 event at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The winners and the bonus amounts were announced in a post-event press conference and confirmed by MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The three fights represented by the four winners all appeared on the night's preliminary card. Goulet and Hironaka split fight of the night honors. Hironaka nearly earned the TKO victory in the waning seconds of the first round before Goulet stormed back for a knockout in the second round. The bout kicked off Saturday's 11-fight event. MacDonald earned the KO of the night for his victory over Joe Doerksen. MacDonald nearly ended it with an early guillotine choke. Although, Doerksen survived the first round, he didn't last even a minute in the second as MacDonald ended it with a ground-and-pound onslaught just 56 seconds into the round. Maia picked up the submission of the night bonus for his triangle choke of Ed Herman. After locking in the submission, Herman rolled to his back and ate a series of punches before finally losing consciousness from the choke.
Submitted Apr 20, 2008 10:47AM by juanez13 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 83 Post-Fight Press Conference
(fightlinker.com)
--The bonuses were 75,000. Maia won best submission, the Goulet fight got fight of the night, and KO of the night went to Jason Macdonald. --Matt Serra v. Matt Hughes is probably next for Serra. --Dana was "amazed" by Jason Day, suggesting he has landed himself a UFC gig. --Asked about the Quarry / Starnes fight, Dana said “It takes 2 to fight and only Nate came to fight. Starnes is gonna wake up tommorow and wish he’d fought that fight differently. --Dana said it’s “not a bad idea” for GSP to move up to face Anderson Silva. Asked if GSP could move up to fight Silva but still keep his belt, Dana said he’d have to talk to GSP about it. This is at the same time GSP walks into the room. --Dana again says Fitch is #1 contender. --GSP said that getting into an exchange with Serra was the worst thing he could do. Said that a slugfest is like flipping a coin, whoever connects first is going to win. So he never wants to fight like that. --GSP says he has a lot of jobs to do at 170 before considering a move up in weight. Plus he says he has lots of training partners at 185 and never wants to fight a friend. --Dana gave props to Demian Maia, said he was impressed. --Dana said Hughes/Serra was supposed to happen and didn’t happen, so they’ll try to make it happen. --Quarry talks about getting back into the sport after career ending back surgery. Said he called Kalib out when he first came back and Kalib’s camp refused it because Quarry ‘wasn’t worthy’ so it was something of a grunge match.
Submitted Apr 20, 2008 8:26AM by juanez13 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Fedor Must Repay 1.5 Mil signing bonus before being officially released
(fighters.com)
Despite “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko’s (27-1) official website claim that he has signed a contract to fight heavyweight “Maine-iac” Tim Sylvia (24-4), the fight is not yet official. Emelianenko must repay the $1.5 million signing bonus to the group that formed M-1 Global in October 2007 before he is officially released from the agreement he made with M-1 Global That M-1 Global group has since formed Adrenaline MMA. Andrenaline MMA’s Vice-President Brian Patton said today, “[Emelianenko and his management] have only paid part of [the debt] and are not released yet.”
Submitted Apr 19, 2008 8:45PM by juanez13 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Roy Jones Jr. Calls Dana White a little girl
(sports.espn.go.com)
Video interview with RJJ where he calls dana white a little girl! i agree with him whole heartidly
Submitted Apr 19, 2008 8:02PM by loller90278 - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Other Combat Sports
 
Lindland announces he’s fighting for Affliction
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Matt Lindland has confirmed that his next fight will be for the upstart Affliction promotion on July 19 in Dallas, Texas. Lindland made the announcement during Friday night’s telecast of SportFight XXII, which was televised on HDNet.
Submitted Apr 19, 2008 7:46PM by Porch28 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC 84 site live!!
The full site for UFC 84 is up. Looks pretty damn good too. One interesting note: Rogan calls Penn/Sherk a dream match. What does everyone think bout that?
Submitted Apr 19, 2008 5:18PM by Diamondback2 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
GSP Quick Quote: "I'm Scared"
(mmamania.com)
During the final pre-UFC 83 press conference, Georges St. Pierre was very open & honest about his feelings going into tonight's fight against Matt Serra. While such feelings are generally normal pre-fight, GSP has all the pressure in the world and then some on him because he's fighting in his hometown in one of his biggest fights yet.
Submitted Apr 19, 2008 11:13AM by DCRage - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Trigg: "no truth" to Souza report
(mmajunkie.com)
"I'm literally sitting in a car right now trying to get to Wrigley Field to throw out a first pitch," Trigg said. "I haven't heard anything from [DREAM] in about a week and a half. We started talking about a month ago, but lately, there's been no communication. I really haven't even thought about it lately." "We have no contract, and we have no numbers we're even close to agreeing on," he said. Trigg also said he was unlikely to fight for DREAM unless the event were to air on HDNet. Without an American audience, "it does no good for the my brand as a fighter, broadcaster, writer or for my company Triggonomics," he said. "No one would see me."
Submitted Apr 19, 2008 10:19AM by juanez13 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
UFC 83 Preview
(faniq.com)
We are set for the biggest grudge match since last October, when middleweight champion Anderson Silva knocked out Rich Franklin for the second time in a year, this time in Franklin’s hometown of Cincinnati. Matt Serra shocked the world last year with his monumental upset via first round knockout of Georges St. Pierre, an extremely athletic fighter that seemed almost unbeatable at welterweight at the time. Here we are a year later, and St. Pierre again looks unbeatable, coming off of his lopsided win over welterweight legend Matt Hughes last December. Serra is relishing the underdog role, and it looks like we are in line for yet another great fight to unify the welterweight championship of the world.
Submitted Apr 19, 2008 10:19AM by ohiostate1016 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Fedor: Fight with Sylvia now official
(mmajunkie.com)
Fedor Emelianenko (27-1) says a rumored bout with former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia (24-4) -- a bout he first announced earlier this month -- is now official.
Submitted Apr 19, 2008 9:33AM by Porch28 - 25 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
 
EliteXC Signs Australian, Hector "Shango" Lombard
(news.proelite.com)
LOS ANGELES (April 18, 2008) – One of Australia’s most promising young fighters at both middleweight and welterweight and one of the world’s most prolific Judo players, Hector “Shango” Lombard, signed a long-term contract with Los Angeles-based ProElite, Inc.’s live division, EliteXC.
Submitted Apr 19, 2008 6:03AM by snakeplissken - 2 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, General MMA
 
IFL Report $31 Million Losses
The IFL will promote no pay-per-views in 2008, but that is the least of the MMA group's problems. According to the the IFL's 10k SEC report filed on 4/15, the group has suffered a net loss of $31 million. The IFL received $1.6 million from MyNetwork TV for programming, but paid $15.9 million to run shows in 2007. As things stand, the group has insufficient funds to operate past the third quarter of this year. Report from Gerweck.net I don't think this will come as a surprise to anyone really. So will any of the other orgs pick up any of the talent in the IFL.
Submitted Apr 19, 2008 5:56AM by snakeplissken - 10 comments
Filed under: IFL, General MMA
 
Josh Gross leaving Sherdog for Sports Illustrated.com
(sherdog.com)
Just announced this on sherdog roundtable radio, its a shame but also as he said goes to show how big the sport has become that sports illustrated wants him to cover mma for them
Submitted Apr 18, 2008 5:08PM by CornishMMA - 8 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Dana White Talks UFC 83, Canada And Everything Under The Sun (video)
(bloodyelbow.com)
Here is a Dana interview lasting about 30 mins.
Submitted Apr 18, 2008 5:00PM by juanez13 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
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