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UFC officially announces "UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben" for Oct. 18
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC today officially announced "UFC 89: Bisping vs. Leben," an event that takes place Oct. 18 at The National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England. The event is headlined by a middleweight bout between England native and "The Ultimate Fighter 3" winner Michael Bisping (16-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) and veteran middleweight Chris Leben (18-4 MMA, 8-3 UFC).
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 5:13PM by nickcuc547 - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA Quick Quote: Affliction ‘Banned’ marketing machine heats up
(mmamania.com)

“Considering the magnitude of this fight, and the partnership between Affliction and Donald Trump, it seemed only fitting that the huge talent pool on the ‘Affliction Banned’ show should be seen by millions in New York’s Times Square. You know it’s a big show when you have a billboard on Broadway.”
-Tom Atencio, Vice President, Affliction, talks about the marquee billboard situated in Times Square in New York City for the upcoming “Banned” pay-per-view (PPV) event that is slated for the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on July 19. It’s a star-studded show that will feature several of the best heavyweight mixed martial artists on the planet, including Fedor Emelianenko, Josh Barnett, Tim Sylvia, Andrei Arlovski, Pedro Rizzo, Ben Rothwell and more.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 4:50PM by juanez13 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dana White ‘couldnt be happier’ with new UFC video game (Video)
(video.msn.com)
Dana white gives his thoughts on the up-coming UFC game, amongst other things.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 4:47PM by juanez13 - 9 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC
 
Yamamoto Talks Faber and Love
(sherdog.com)
Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto was the star attraction at the "Asakasa Fight Festival" Monday at TBS headquarters in Asakasa, Tokyo. The Japanese wrestler's appearance kicked off a promotional week leading into Fighting & Entertainment Group's K-1 World MAX tournament on July 7 and July 21's Dream 5 lightweight grand prix final. After introducing his training partners and coaches, Kid jumped off the sidelines and put on a wrestling demonstration with his son after a sparring session with Kotetsu Boku
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 3:38PM by MMAcca - 15 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Cote: Career Best Needed to Beat Almeida
(sherdog.com)
Patrick Cote (Pictures) doesn't know where he was the night of Nov. 11, 2006. He knows where he wasn't: in the cage, calculating a way to counter the predictable submission attack of Travis Lutter (Pictures). "I wasn't there at all," Cote said. "Mentally, I wasn't there at all. My game plan was the worst game plan that I've ever had in my life." It was not the best time to come into a fight unprepared. That nationally televised bout, in which Lutter armbarred Cote in roughly two minutes, was all that stood between him and a shot at the UFC middleweight title.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 3:36PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stevenson Asks UFC For Fight With Aoki
(mmarated.com)
Joe Stevenson has been involved in some big fights throughout his career. However, coming off a devastating loss to BJ Penn in which the UFC lightweight title was at stake, Saturday night’s UFC 86 battle against Gleison Tibau may be the biggest fight of his career. MMARated.com spoke with “Joe Daddy” about moving on from the Penn loss and getting ready for Tibau.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 3:34PM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fighter websites: The way to communicate with your audience in the 21st century
(mmafighting.com)
Did you know that MMA fighter Cole Miller picked BJ Penn to win by TKO over Sean Sherk at UFC 84? How about the fact that he also thought Tito Ortiz would defeat Lyoto Machida by decision? Actually, this is the better question. Where’s the proof that he made those picks? How about at www.ColeMiller.com? Whereas Miller seems to enjoy giving his take on upcoming UFC events at his website, Kurt Pellegrino seems to enjoy tee shirt giveaways. Namely, he recently gave free Pellegrino tees to the first five people that correctly guessed an entrance song to any of his 20 fights at www.KurtPellegrino.com. The contest netted 33 comments in blog format.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 3:27PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Arlovski, Rothwell Ready To Brawl At Affliction “Banned”
(mmafrenzy.com)
There are a number of reasons not to miss the mega mixed martial arts extravaganza, “Affliction Banned,” this July 19th at Honda Center in Anaheim, California — not least of which is the unbelievable main event — a dream match-up between heavyweight champs Fedor Emilianenko and Tim Sylvia. But the list of transcendent fight talent doesn’t end there. In one of the biggest cards in the history of the sport, the inaugural fight event of Affliction Entertainment will feature an unprecedented line-up of the best MMA combatants competing against each other, including a brutal, full contact bout between the two heavyweight powerhouses, Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski and “Big” Ben Rothwell.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 3:25PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Kazuhiro Nakamura released by the UFC
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
According to a new published report, light heavyweight competitor Kazuhiro Nakamura has been released by the UFC. The move had been anticipated but was confirmed in the July 1 print edition of The Wrestling Observer. The decision to release Nakamura was made shortly after his UFC 84 loss to Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou. In that fight, Nakamura was declared the loser via TKO following the first round due to a leg injury. Irrespective of the injury, Nakamura had been dominated by Sokoudjou during the fight’s opening round.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 3:22PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Future UFC event coming to Oklahoma City
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
A UFC event appears destined for Oklahoma City in the next six-to-eight months, according to a published report. UFC President Dana White is quoted as confirming the news in an article on NewsOk.com. “We’re working on bringing a live event there,” White reportedly said at last Thursday’s Associated Press Sports Editors’ convention in Minneapolis.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 3:21PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Breaking down Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia
(mmajunkie.com)
Bring up Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko in conversation with hardcore MMA fans, and you'll get bombarded with passionate debate from two radical extremes: either he is the undisputed king of the heavyweight rankings and trains by arm-barring bears in the wilderness, or he's the most overrated fighter in history and would be handily defeated by the best of the UFC's heavyweights. The topic of Emelianenko's greatness -- or any perceived lack thereof -- has proven a popular discussion topic for years primarily because Emelianenko has rarely faced top competition.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 2:55PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tennessee to begin regulating MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
The state of Tennessee has passed legislation that calls for the sanctioning of mixed martial arts, which opens the door for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and other major organizations to host events in Memphis, Nashville and other cities. In fact, it was the UFC that led the charge to get the sport sanctioned in Tennessee, the home of UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson. Gov. Phil Bredesen will put the legislation into effect today.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 2:48PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Quote of the Day: Mixed Martial Arts' Changing Crowds
(rrstar.com)
"I hear MMA’s opposition speak out as much as anybody. My wife and my mother cringe every time I bring up an MMA issue — heck, I can’t help but occasionally look away while watching a lopsided exchange from ringside. But fight fans are packing it in, whether it’s in a UFC venue in downtown Las Vegas, at a midsized arena like the MetroCentre or in a small corner of Loves Park, like during Saturday night’s show at All Starz. And though cynics will still say it’s just a bunch of savages promoting violence, there are now plenty of men and women, doctors and teachers, who will stick up for their MMA brethren."
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 2:45PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Rampage Jackson: "I Don’t Think Forrest Could Knock Out Anybody"
(bloodyelbow.com)
In a new interview posted on UFC.com, light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson sizes up the gameplan he feels Forrest Griffin will use in trying to take his "big belt buckle" this Saturday at UFC 86. "Rampage" also calls his opponent's KO power into question once again, a few days after lighting up message boards with his assertion that Griffin "couldn't bust a grape." Says the champ: "Forrest will be the best guy to come back against because he’s got good skills, but he’s not a guy that’s gonna knock you out when you lag. I don’t think Forrest could knock out anybody.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 2:43PM by MMAcca - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The 10 Most Important Fighters to the Business of Mixed Martial Arts Part II
(mmapayout.com)
The mixed martial arts business has seen its ups and downs during its short history. This list is intended to capture the fighters who had the biggest influence in creating interest in the sport and drawing money. This list is not intended to be a simple listing of the fighters who drew the most money. If that were the sole criterion, the list would look significantly different. Rather, this list is designed to capture the fighters who were most important in shaping the business. Fighters who sparked increases in business and paved the way for bigger things are given additional weight even if they drew less money at the time.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 1:39PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Brock Lesnar As A Draw
(mmapayout.com)
UFC 87 isn't until August but Dave Meltzer had an interesting tidbit in the print version of his Wrestling Observer Newsletter as it relates to Brock Lesnar's performance on PPV for the UFC. Of the almost 600,000 buys that the Lesnar-Mir PPV did, UFC people tracked that nearly half had never ordered a UFC PPV event before, and you know where all those new viewers came from.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 1:36PM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 86: TYSON GRIFFIN READY TO STRIKE
(mmaweekly.com)
Tyson Griffin steps into the Ultimate Fighting Championship Octagon on Saturday night to take on Marcus "Maximus" Aurelio at UFC 86 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. It is a lightweight match that, with a win, could put him next in line for a title shot. "It's a really big fight," Griffin told MMAWeekly.com. "It's a great chance to put my name in front of someone like Aurelio who has beat (Takanori) Gomi in Pride and has done great things in the sport.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 1:34PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
IFL ON HOLD, CHAMP MATYUSHENKO TALKS CONTRACT
(mmaweekly.com)
Vladimir Matyushenko has been one of the real success stories of the International Fight League. Despite the promotion’s difficulties, he has remained a constant source of excellence since his debut for the company in 2007. Currently riding an eight-fight winning streak, Matyushenko, the IFL’s current 205-pound champion, is eager to continue his winning ways, even though the IFL has placed their operations on hold.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 1:33PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Barnett 'Affliction, Megadeth and the Traveling PSP'
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Josh Barnett 'Affliction, Megadeth and the Traveling PSP' Top 5 Ranked Heavyweight Josh Barnett recently sat down with PDG to talk about his upcoming rematch with Pedro Rizzo, fighting friends, Castlevania and training with a time - machine!
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 3:48AM by nwowolfpack - 4 comments
Filed under: Interviews, M-1 Global, Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
 
UFC Going To Dublin In Not Too Distant Future
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
The UFC has confirmed it will be heading to the Republic of Ireland - just as soon as there is an arena big enough for it to use. With his Boston-Irish background, UFC president Dana White is known to be very keen for the promotion to touch down in the land of his forefathers, as are many UFC fighters that share the same heritage. But the UFC regularly sells in excess of 17,000 tickets for live events and at present Ireland has no suitable venues that could accommodate those numbers. However, that may change when work to increase the capacity of the Point Depot in Dublin is completed.
Submitted Jul 1, 2008 1:11AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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