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Kos NOT Out Of UFC After Tonight?
It seems that rumors of Josh Koscheck being cut from UFC after tonight's Fight For The Troops due to not signing the video game contract are false. Sources close to Kos confirm the rumors aren't true and Kos himself says he'll deal with the situation after the fight tonight. Indications are, though, that Kos is in UFC to stay.
Submitted Dec 10, 2008 10:44AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFN 17 Moving To Florida
According to a source within the camp of a figher on the card, UFC will be moving UFN 17 on February 7, currently to be held at The Palms in Vegas, to the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida. This would be the 4th UFC event to date in Florida.
Submitted Dec 10, 2008 8:51AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 95 - White hints that Leites could face Anderson Silva
UFC President, Dana White, has confirmed that Brazilian ground wizard, Thales Leites is on the verge of being named the next man to face UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, for his title.
Submitted Dec 10, 2008 3:30AM by Rampage200 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Frank Mir: 'Brock Lesnar Will Never Beat Me' But No Such Guarantee for Nogueira or Fedor
Frank Mir will fight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the UFC interim heavyweight title at the end of this month, and he expects that to be the toughest fight of his career.
Submitted Dec 10, 2008 1:49AM by crushedbacon - 35 comments
Filed under: Interviews
Fighting for respect: Mike Swick UFC Fight Night 16 interview
Since dropping to welterweight following his first-ever loss in the UFC to Yushin Okami (22-4), Mike “Quick” Swick (12-2) has been looking for that breakthrough performance. He didn’t get it in his majority decision win over Josh Burkman (18-8) at UFC Fight Night 12. He looked significantly better, but not great, four and a half months later when he outpointed the surging Marcus Davis (15-4) at UFC 85 to earn the unanimous decision. Accordingly, Swick plans to make an even bigger statement tonight against Jonathan “The Road Warrior” Goulet (22-9) at UFC Fight Night 16: “Fight for the Troops.”
Submitted Dec 10, 2008 12:42AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Just a matter of time: Robert Drysdale
Robert Drysdale — the 2007 Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) Open Weight tournament winner — tasted mixed martial arts victory for the first time on October 17 of this year, submitting Josh Musick with a sweet-looking first round armbar at TUFF-N-UFF. The event took place at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, marking the amateur debut in the sport for perhaps the most dangerous 205-pound Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu player on the planet today.
Submitted Dec 10, 2008 12:41AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
UFC Inks John "Doomsday" Howard to 4-Fight Deal, UFC 94 Debut Likely
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has signed top Northeast welterweight and one-time International Fight League fighter Josh "Doomsday" Howard (10-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) to a four-fight deal. Howard's manager, Joshua Benton of Strategic Sports Management, today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the signing.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 9:36PM by ohiostate1016 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
When asked if St. Pierre would face Anderson Silva if he got past Penn at UFC 94, White answered, "No. If he beats B.J. Penn, he'll fight Thiago Alves. And then, if he beats Thiago, maybe we'll start talking about (St. Pierre and Silva) meeting at a catch weight fight or GSP going right to 185 and fighting." White later clarified that Alves will get the shot, not only if St. Pierre wins, but even if it is Penn that wins the UFC 94 mega-fight. "He's next in line for a title shot. If GSP beats B.J. Penn, then (Alves) fights GSP. If B.J. Penn wins, then he fights B.J. And then he'd have to defend that title for a while before I let him move up and try to fight Anderson."
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 8:05PM by Wolfenstein - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fights For The Trops Weigh-In Results: 2 Miss Weight
The UFC Fights For The Troops weigh-in results have just been revealed, and it's forced one change to the card: Both Luigi Fioravanti and Brodie Farber missed weight. Their fight is still on, but it now will be a catch weight fight at 173 instead of the normal welterweight limit of 170.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 6:24PM by DCRage - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Stefan Struve Being Courted By All Major Orgs
Young Dutch heavyweight Stefan Struve is being courted by the UFC and a number of other large MMA promotions. Struve (22-2) told Fighters Only today that he and his coach Bob Schreiber have been discussing a deal with UFC executives. “We’re in talks but we didn’t sign anything yet. We’ve got a couple of options so we are looking at the best one now,” he said. “We have also talked with both Dream and Affliction, so there will be a choice to make!”
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 5:55PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Former NCAA Champ Phil Davis to compete for PFC (Diabate Vs Sincade Main Event)
Former NCAA champion and light heavyweight prospect Phil Davis will be fighting on the West Coast for the first time when he competed for the Palace Fighting Championships in Lemoore, California on January 22. The news was made public on Tuesday morning by Davis’ management team, Lionheart Management. Davis, 1-0, is scheduled to face Josh Green, a veteran of both the Gladiator Challenge promotion and the pre-Zuffa WEC. Green is 4-1 with all four of his victories taking place inside of the first round. EDIT: Famed French striker and recent EliteXC fighter Cyrille "Snake" Diabate (12-6-1) will meet "The Ultimate Fighter" and UFC alumnus Lodune Sincaid (14-6) in the main event of Palace Fighting Championship's Jan. 22 event. Nathan Brodnax of MMAAgents.com, which represents Diabate, told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that bout agreements will soon be distributed and signed for the headline fight. Diabate, a one-time PRIDE fighter who was offered an EliteXC light-heavyweight title fight before the organization canceled its Nov. 8 event, will compete for just the second time in 21 months.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 5:44PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Ciesnolevicz Sees Adrenaline As Springboard
During the days of the International Fight League, one team rose above the others, claiming all but one team title during the promotion’s history. Lead by MMA legend and former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight titleholder Pat Miletich, the Quad Cities Silverbacks not only produced multiple world team tournament championships, but also helped introduce some exciting young talent into the MMA spotlight. Among the new faces to the big stage was light-heavyweight Mike Ciesnolevicz. During his time in the IFL, he proved a formidable opponent, and after the company folded, Ciesnolevicz went old school by winning two fights in two days earlier this year. Still, he yearns to return to the spotlight, and will get an opportunity to do so on the Dec. 11 Adrenaline card, headlined by his former IFL coach and mentor.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 5:34PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Roger Huerta Signs New Deal With UFC
Popular lightweight Roger Huerta has apparently mended fences with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He signed a new five-fight contract on Monday...
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 5:32PM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
(Video Interview) Varner talks Cerrone, future opponents, and a potential move to UFC
World Extreme Cagefighting lightweight champion Jamie Varner seems to have adjusted to life with a belt wrapped around his waist. As he approaches his second title defense, this one against undefeated Donald Cerrone next month, the confident 23-year-old remains focused on maintaining his status as the WEC’s top 155-pound fighter. Success has only strengthened his resolve.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 4:26PM by Jackelope - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC
Jess Liaudin Out Of UFC
"The Joker" has run out of aces up his sleeve. Although no official announcement has been made yet, reports have surfaced that Jess Liaudin is out of UFC after 3 straight losses. All 5 of his UFC fights were in Europe.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 4:16PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
The Fans Have Spoken: Inaugural World MMA Awards Winners Announced
The winners for the inaugural World MMA Awards, launched by Fighters Only magazine this past year and voted on entirely by fans, have been announced. The big winners were the Fighters Of The Year-Anderson Silva and Gina Carano, and the Promotion Of The Year-UFC.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 2:15PM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Badr Hari Fighting At K-1 Dynamite?
If Badr Hari was suspended indefinitely after his K-1 WGP Finals debacle, which some rumors out of Japan suggest, that indefinite suspension may not be long. A Croatian source is reporting that Hari has been offered a K-1 Dynamite!! fight against Mirko Cro Cop. Another remote but extremely unlikely possibility for Hari is Alistair Overeem, now rumored to fight Sergei Kharitonov at Dynamite.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 1:33PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
Paul Kelly To Fight At UFC 95
Wolfslair welterweight Paul Kelly will be fighting at UFC 95 in London on February 21st, Fighters Only has been told. Our source said that Kelly has not yet been matched, but has been told he will be appearing on the card. Kelly is 1-1 in the UFC, winning a decision against Paul Taylor on his organisation debut at UFC 80 and losing by guillotine to Marcus Davis at UFC 89. The UFC has not confirmed Kelly’s appearance and is yet to confirm any of the fights that are rumoured for the event. SURPRISE, SURPRISE........
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 1:00PM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Josh Thomson's Toe Jam
It's been a month since Strikeforce Lightweight champion Josh Thomson was forced out of his first title defense due to a toe injury. 1 month later, no progress despite rehab. Thomson says he has 2 weeks to get better or he's off Strikeforce's February event and will target a March return.
Submitted Dec 9, 2008 11:10AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
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