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Davis vs Cummo in Ireland?
link A Marcus Davis versus Luke Cummo fight is on the table for UCF 72 in Ireland June 16. Davis, nicknamed "The Irish Hand Grenade", told me, "Yeah, I'm fighting in Ireland," but wouldn't confirm his opponent. Both TUF 2 alum are coming off stoppages at UFC 69 in Houston. Davis won his third consecutive UFC scrap by submitting Pete Spratt by Achilles lock in the second round. Cummo knocked out TUF 3 finalist Josh Haynes in the second round. On TUF 2, both Davis and Cummo were eliminated by eventual winner, Joe Stevenson. Davis was submitted in the first round on episode four. Cummo lost a unanimous decision in the finale. A request for comment from Luke Cummo is yet to be answered.
Introducing Bodog Fight: Costa Rica Combat
link Following the overwhelming success of its sophomore series, Bodog Fight changes backdrops for the third installment in its mixed martial arts series. Swapping the frozen tundra of St. Petersburg for the sunny shores of Costa Rica, Bodog Fight: Costa Rica Combat promises bigger brawls and smaller bikinis. The first episode debuts this Tuesday, April 17th at 11 p.m. / 10 p.m. Central on ION Television, and features six of the most exciting pound-for-pound fighters in MMA.
UFC 72 "Victory" Confirmed For Spike TV On June 16
link The official website of the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC.com) has confirmed that UFC 72 "Victory" will be broadcast for free on Spike TV on June 16th. The show will be headlined by Rich Franklin vs. Martin Kampmann and Forrest Griffin vs. Hector Ramirez and will emanate from Ireland. Stick with MMANews.com for updates on UFC 72 "Victory".
Column: Sokoudjou the next superstar of mixed martial arts?
link After two first round knockouts of top-ranked light heavyweights, could this relative newcomer be the next superstar in the world of mixed martial arts?
K1 WORLD GP 2007 - Hawaii
link The updated fight card for the K-1 World GP 2007 on 28th April at the Blaisdell includes: K-1 USA GP 2007 Tournament: Mighty Mo (USA) vs. Kyoung Suk Kim (Republic of Korea) Jan “The Giant” Nortje (South Africa) vs. Julius “Towering Inferno” Long (USA) Gary Goodridge (Canada) vs. Patrick Barry (USA) Alexandre Pitchkounov (Russia) vs. Tatsufumi Tomihira (Japan) K-1 Heavyweight Title Match: Badr Hari (Morocco) vs. Yusuke Fujimoto (Japan) Super Fight: Remy Bonjasky (Holland) vs. Glaube Feitosa (Brazil) Junichi Sawayashiki (Japan) vs. Randy Kim (Republic of Korea) Hong-Man Choi (Republic of Korea) vs. Mike “Rocky” Malone (USA) Reserve Fight: Jerrel Venetiaan (Holland) vs. Peter Graham (Australia) ** Please note that fighters may change due to injury. All K-1 fighters in this event will be competing for the same goal, the title of K-1 USA GP Tournament Winner, then the opportunity to advance towards the prestigious K-1 World Grand Prix Final and the ultimate title of “King of Kings” in December 2007. Tickets to the event are on sale through Ticketmaster and priced at $40, $60, $100, $150, and VIP at $500 and doors will open at 5.00pm for a 6.00pm start.
How mixed martial arts made and changed a man
link article about jeremy jackson However, the constant cameras, pseudo-drama and stocked liquor cabinets were too much. After 2 1/2 weeks, Jackson sneaked out of the house one night to meet a woman, a violation of the show's rules. He was kicked out and sent home in the fifth episode i recall this from tuf
No PRIDE for Trigg
link Frank Trigg has no contracts with any organization at the moment and it turns out his commentating days at PRIDE might be over too.
Drunken MMA Fans Battle in the Bleachers
link Spectators at a Michigan mixed martial arts event caused a ruckus when they began fighting each other in the stands, in the parking lot, and even at a nearby McDonald's. The booze-fueled fight fans kept police too busy to even make arrests, according to the Saginaw News.
Boxer James Toney Says He'll Fight Liddell
link Boxer James Toney says he's willing to fight Chuck Liddell or Randy Couture in a mixed martial arts match.
InsideFighting's 4 fighters to watch
link 1. Raphael Assuncao 2. Satoko Shinashi 3. Shinya Aoki 4. Kenny Florian has a good write up on all the fighters
Report: PRIDE to have two US executives
link Nikkan Sports reports that Zuffa LLC will name two American executives to run management for the ’shinsei’ (newborn) PRIDE organization. The expectation is that the two executives will come from UFC and will arrive in Japan at the end of April.
A Preview of UFC 70 Part I: Cro Cop vs. Napao
link Let’s take a look at the main event of the evening featuring two of the most prominent heavyweights in the world with very different styles -Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga.
Matt Serra Interview On Fox News
link Fox news interview with Matt Serra. Serra talks about his fight with Georges St. Pierre at UFC 69. Also talks about future fight with possibly Matt Hughes. Serra refers to Matt Hughes “I think hes an ass”. Matt Serra also talks The Ultimate Fighter and how it has changed his career and how he started in MMA
Free Seminar in Wilmington DE
link Free Seminar (Saturday, April 21, 2007 at 1:00 pm ) Grand opening of Balance, Wilmington DE 27 Trolley Sq Wilmington, DE 19806 302-299-3129 Reserve your spot by emailing Info@wilmingtonjiu-jitsu.com
Big Nog vs Vera Rumor
I hope its true With Randy Couture, Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic, Gabriel Gonzaga, Andrei Arlovski and Fabricio Werdum all tied up in the near future, there are few “big name” fighters available to fight the former PRIDE FC heavyweight champion. In fact, the only other competitive option besides Vera is former UFC heavyweight titleholder Tim Sylvia. Of course, the UFC can feed Nogueira a can or journeyman to build up name recognition among fans. But a showdown with someone like Vera — a young and exciting fighter — would no doubt be a solid addition to any pay-per-view (PPV) card. Link
Report: UFC Eyeing UFC 74 for Georges St. Pierre’s Return
link Although recently dethroned UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre will be medically cleared in time to fight at UFC 73 in July, the UFC is looking for the Canadian to make his return to the Octagon in August, according to The Fight Network.Currently, the only rumored event set for August is UFC 74, which is expected to take place Aug. 25 and feature two title defenses: heavyweight champion Randy Couture vs. the winner of this weekend’s Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Gabriel Gonzaga main event, and lightweight champion Sean Sherk vs. Hermes Franca.
Leonard Garcia Earns Second Shot at UFC Win
link UFC rookie Leonard Garcia (9-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who battled Roger Huerta (17-1-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in one of UFC 69’s most entertaining fights, will be invited back to the UFC for a second fight, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Steve Sievert. Garcia, who filled in for Alvin Robinson on just one month’s notice, dropped a unanimous decision to Huerta. But his constant smiling and refusal to slow down for 15 full minutes earned him a standing ovation at the bout’s conclusion. It also earned him a second shot at a UFC victory.
Cincinnati Likely to Host October UFC Event
link UFCjunkie.com has heard from a few sources this past week that the UFC still intends to put on an event in Cincinnati later this year, and it could happen as soon as October. Additionally, a rematch between current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and former champ Rich Franklin would be one of the marquee matches.
Tito to Dana: ‘Keep your mouth shut’
link “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” today launched his latest salvo regarding the phantom three-round boxing exhibition via a press release.
Steve Vigneault Injured, Cote vs. Wallace to Headline TKO 29
link UFC veteran Steve Vigneault has suffered an injury which has forced him to withdraw from his upcoming title fight with Jonathan Goulet at TKO 29: Reprecussion. The fight was originally scheduled to take place at TKO 28: Inevitable but again Vigneault was forced to drop the fight when it was announced he injured his knee during training.
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