Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
  MMA Playground 4.0 is live!     Returning members: check out the patch notes     New members: visit our getting started guide, read the FAQ's and start playing!
Sign In
Username:

 
Password:

 
Keep me logged in

Page 1179 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

Do you have a hot MMA story or news item that you have found and would like to share?
Then read our guidelines then post it to our MMA News Share Forum to have it display here for the community to read on this page.
 
DREAM Officials Planning Fedor Vs CroCop 2
(mmanews.com)
The producers of DREAM, the new Japanese MMA promotion borne out of the ashes of PRIDE and K-1 HERO'S, have set forth their "dream" match for the annual end-of-year fight festival known as Dynamite: a rematch between former PRIDE aces Fedor Emelianenko and Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic.
Submitted Mar 17, 2008 11:20PM by jae_1833 - 15 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
CHAEL SONNEN TO FACE BRYAN BAKER FOR WEC
(mmaweekly.com)
World Extreme Cagefighting on Monday announced that Chael Sonnen, originally scheduled to challenge Paulo Filho for his middleweight title, will now face Bryan Baker in a non-title bout on March 26 in Las Vegas.
Submitted Mar 17, 2008 8:40PM by nickcuc547 - 9 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Injury Knocks Fisher Out of Aurelio Bout
(sherdog.com)
Spencer Fisher (Pictures) has been forced to withdraw from his April 2 UFC Fight Night bout against Marcus Aurelio, Sherdog.com learned Monday afternoon. The popular lightweight known for his exciting style withdrew following a shoulder injury. "Spencer is the kind of fighter who has fought plenty of fights with injuries and Marcus Aurelio is not the kind of fighter you want to fight at 80 percent," said the native North Carolinian's manager, Monte Cox. "He was willing to fight but we decided it just was not a smart decision." The 31-year-old Fisher (20-4-0) was looking to rebound from a loss to Frank Edgar (Pictures) at UFC 78. Aurelio (15-5-0) had hoped to continue the momentum he had built in his dominant stoppage win over Luke Caudillo at UFC 78 against Fisher. He will now likely face Jim Miller, whose only loss came at the hands of Edgar. Miller (10-1-0) is riding a five-fight winning streak into his UFC debut.
Submitted Mar 17, 2008 8:12PM by babalu2720 - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
EliteXC's "ShoXC" Card Taking Shape (April 5th)
(mmajunkie.com)
) the fights so far... Jared Hamman (9-0) vs. Poai Suganuma (8-1) Fabricio Camoes (7-4) vs. Joe Camacho (10-11-3) Wilson Reis (3-0) vs. Doug Evans (6-2) Giva Santana (10-0) vs. Matt Lucas (9-0) It will air live on sho time, and proelite.com will have details on the possibility of live stream to fights
Submitted Mar 17, 2008 7:53PM by BlazinSaddle - 2 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Liaudin vs. Taylor Set For UFC 85
(mmamania.com)
Welterweights Jess Liaudin (12-9) and Paul Taylor (8-3-1) are booked to scrap on the UFC 85 fight card, which takes place at the O2 Arena in London, England, on June 7, according to a recent MySpace message from “The Joker.” The 170-pound match up is actually a rematch — the two went toe-to-toe under the Cage Rage banner back in 2003 with Taylor pulling out a decision win.
Submitted Mar 17, 2008 7:38PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clean and Sober, Evan Tanner Poised for Summer Return
(mmajunkie.com)
One-time UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner (32-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC), just a few weeks removed from a disappointing UFC 82 loss to Yushin Okami, has agreed to a summer return, and he's already accepted an opponent. Tanner posted the news on his official website, evantanner.net, stating that he and UFC matchmaker Joe Silva had just spoken about the fight. However, he didn't reveal an opponent or a return date for the summer event. Tanner stated that it's "good to have a fight scheduled" again because "the last two weeks have been really rough." Tanner suffered a second-round knockout via knee at UFC 82, which soured his long-awaited return from a two-year layoff. Soon after the loss, Tanner wrote an inspiring blog entry about overcoming his alcohol addiction, saying he was both thankful and relieved that the defeat didn't cause him to relapse. The addiction, which prompted the break from MMA, had previously caused him to become malnourished, and his teeth even began to loosen.
Submitted Mar 17, 2008 1:51PM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, UFC, Interviews
 
Alexander ready for Irvin
(mmaweekly.com)
Houston Alexander returns to the Ultimate Fighting Championship after suffering his first defeat in the Octagon, to Thiago Silva, when he takes on “The Sandman” James Irvin on April 2 in Broomfield, Colo. He had entered the UFC with a bang, destroying MMAWeekly.com's No. 5 ranked light heavyweight Keith Jardine in a stunningly fast knockout. Alexander looks to put himself back on the winning track in a few weeks and claims he is more than ready to go. “I'm ready to get back in the ring,” he commented to MMAWeekly Radio. “I'm excited for this next card because they stacked it up.”
Submitted Mar 17, 2008 7:23AM by Porch28 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC confirms additional bouts for UFC 84
(mmajunkie.com)
Although UFC 84's main event features a lightweight title fight, the undercard of the event will be all about the light heavyweights. The UFC today confirmed three bouts we previously reported here at MMAjunkie.com, including Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (4-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Kazuhiro Nakamura (11-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC), Thiago Silva (12-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) vs. Antonio Mendes (14-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC), and Goran Reljic (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Wilson Gouveia (10-4 MMA, 4-1 UFC).
Submitted Mar 16, 2008 12:45PM by Porch28 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St-Pierre – Seven Defining Moments
(ufc.com)
Former (and currently interim) welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has always been one of mixed martial arts’ greatest talents. But losses, as well as wins, have shaped who GSP truly is as a fighter. What were the seven defining moments of the Canadian star’s career? Read on to find out.
Submitted Mar 16, 2008 12:45AM by RMFG_187 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Serra – Seven Defining Moments
(ufc.com)
What separates a champion from a contender, a star from an average Joe scraping out a few dollars here and there on the club fight circuit? In a lot of ways it comes down to what a fighter does when faced with challenges that would make most crumble. And even though a fighter won’t always win in these situations, how he learns from adversity will shape who he eventually becomes. UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra came up the hard way, and when he got his shot, he made the most of it; what were the seven defining moments of his career?
Submitted Mar 16, 2008 12:44AM by RMFG_187 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Silva Signs With HCF, Vacates Pancrase Belt
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC fighter and current Pancrase Heavyweight Champion Assuerio Silva has vacated the Pancrase title and signed with Hardcore Championship Fighting. It's said to be a 5 fight deal with the first fight likely in May.
Submitted Mar 15, 2008 4:02PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
TUF 3 2 Years Later: Where Are They Now?
(ufc.com)
It's been almost 2 years since the 3rd season of The Ultimate Fighter premiered on Spike, and UFC has now put up an interesting article that takes a look at where the 16 participants are now in their UFC careers and what their future might hold.
Submitted Mar 15, 2008 11:43AM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roy Jones Jr willing to fight the Spider
(mmanews.com)
Don't know if this was already posted
Submitted Mar 15, 2008 10:54AM by Porch28 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dream 1 Results
(mmaweekly.com)
CRO COP WINS!!!!
Submitted Mar 15, 2008 8:49AM by Bowen50 - 22 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Kazuo Misaki signs with Strikeforce
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
According to Inside MMA Kazuo Misaki has signed a two fight deal with Strikeforce. Hopes of Misaki joining the DREAM MW GP and a possible rematch with Akiyama after their controversial first bout, are now left in serious doubt.
Submitted Mar 15, 2008 3:13AM by Jipper - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Dream and HDnet
(sherdog.com)
Are very close to a deal that will air Dream's events including a delayed opening round of this weekends 154 pound tourny. SATAN please let this be true. PLEASE!!!!!!!! I am stoked because I really really want to see those fights.
Submitted Mar 14, 2008 8:40PM by roman - 8 comments
Filed under: HDNet, Other MMA Organizations
 
Dream Pre-fight Press Conference (video)
(sherdog.com)
Dream held a press conference Friday in Tokyo, where the promotion introduced the lineup for its debut effort and encouraged the athletes to address the press. Gesias Calvancante (Pictures), Shinya Aoki (Pictures), Mirko Filipovic (Pictures) and the rest of the fighters on the card made their last public comments on the eve of battle.
Submitted Mar 14, 2008 8:09PM by juanez13 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
Matt Serra: Keep doubtin’ me. We’ll see what happens. I wasn’t the one tappin’ last time (Video)
(mmamania.com)
Serra talking about his up coming fight with GSP. Here what he
Submitted Mar 14, 2008 3:52PM by SmileR - 76 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans Readies for Chuck Liddell
(mmajunkie.com)
Dave Hiza: What are your thoughts on the fight with Liddell? Rashad Evans: I think it's is a good matchup for me. Chuck Liddell is a tough customer, but at this point in my career, I'm not going to get away with fighting too many guys that are not tough. I'll take them anyway they line up. Ken Gonzalez: Well, yeah. Last three fights: Ortiz, Bisping, Liddell. No slouches there. Rashad Evans: No slouches. I welcome the challenge. Like I said, I enjoy it. This is, after all, a fun career. I want to make it as fun as possible and not put too much pressure on myself to try to go out there and not fight the best people. I want to fight the best people and challenge myself all the time. Dave Hiza: After you found out Mauricio "Shogun" Rua was out of the fight with Liddell because his knee was messed up, did the UFC call you -- or did you call them? Rashad Evans: They called me and asked me if I wanted to step up and face him. I was like, "Yeah, sure!" I was very happy to take the fight. Chuck is one of those fights you definitely get up for. I've watched Chuck on TV when I was in college, and it was a fight I definitely wanted to have one day.
Submitted Mar 14, 2008 3:49PM by SmileR - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kurt Angle Admittedly NOT Ready for MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
Although professional wrestling superstar Kurt Angle will compete against UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture in a submission grappling match later this year, don't expect Angle to immediately follow in fellow professional wrestler Brock Lesnar's footsteps -- at least not yet. "I've always wanted to do (MMA), from after the Olympics, and I just never got the shot," Angle said. "I've been keeping myself in really, really good shape, but not in the fighting shape you have to be in to go into MMA." Instead, Angle will first try his hand at submission wrestling, which is essentially MMA without striking. The match will be Angle's first in Rico Chiapparelli's Professional Submission League, while Couture has competed in the organization before, battling Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza to a draw. The date of the event has not yet been determined, but Angle believes it will take place in late summer or early fall. "A lot of people are pretty much counting me out, which I don't blame them," Angle admitted. "But you can't count out an Olympic gold medalist."
Submitted Mar 14, 2008 3:48PM by SmileR - 8 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
RSS
Archive  
 
  » August 2014
  » July 2014
  » June 2014
  » May 2014
  » April 2014
  » March 2014
  » February 2014
  » January 2014
  » December 2013
  » November 2013
  » October 2013
  » September 2013
  » August 2013
  » July 2013
  » June 2013
  » May 2013
  » April 2013
  » March 2013
  » February 2013
  » January 2013
  » December 2012
  » November 2012
  » October 2012
  » September 2012
  » August 2012
  » July 2012
  » June 2012
  » May 2012
  » April 2012
  » March 2012
  » February 2012
  » January 2012
  » December 2011
  » November 2011
  » October 2011
  » September 2011
  » August 2011
  » July 2011
  » June 2011
  » May 2011
  » April 2011
  » March 2011
  » February 2011
  » January 2011
  » December 2010
  » November 2010
  » October 2010
  » September 2010
  » August 2010
  » July 2010
  » June 2010
  » May 2010
  » April 2010
  » March 2010
  » February 2010
  » January 2010
  » December 2009
  » November 2009
  » October 2009
  » September 2009
  » August 2009
  » July 2009
  » June 2009
  » May 2009
  » April 2009
  » March 2009
  » February 2009
  » January 2009
  » December 2008
  » November 2008
  » October 2008
  » September 2008
  » August 2008
  » July 2008
  » June 2008
  » May 2008
  » April 2008
  » March 2008
  » February 2008
  » January 2008
  » December 2007
  » November 2007
  » October 2007
  » September 2007
  » August 2007
  » July 2007
  » June 2007
Categories