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Page 1208 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Josh Burkman vs. Dustin Hazelett at TUF 7 Finale
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
MMA Weekly is reporting that Josh Burkman has signed a bout agreement to face Dustin Hazelett at the TUF 7 Finale on June 21.
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 9:03PM by Porch28 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Interview Of Rich Franklin
(dreamfighters.com)
DreamFighters.com was able to catch Rich Franklin between his busy training sessions to ask him a question or two. DreamFighters.com: Thank you Rich Franklin for taking the time today to speak to DreamFighters.com Rich Franklin: No problem glad to do it
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 9:01PM by Porch28 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Latest Interview Of Ricardo Arona
(tatame.com)
Away from fights since his loss at Pride 34 at 2007, when was knocked out by Thierry Sokoudjou, the athlete from Brazilian Top Team, Ricardo Arona, told in exclusive interview to TATAME about his life, the time away from rings and his training to come back to the MMA, commented Rodrigo Minotauro’s and Wanderlei Silva’s fight at UFC. Check below the complete interview with Ricardo Arona.
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 8:59PM by Porch28 - 5 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Chuck Liddell: "I’ve got somewhere between two to four years left in me"
(thesun.co.uk)
CHUCK LIDDELL has revealed he will move into coaching when he finally decides to hang up his gloves. The UFC legend faces Rashad Evans in the main event at UFC 85 in London on June 7 as he bids to gain a title shot against light heavyweight champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. But ‘The Iceman’, 38, is keeping one eye on the future as his illustrious career in the Octagon begins to wind down.
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 8:56PM by Porch28 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Crunkilton vs. Cerrone at June 1 WEC
(mmajunkie.com)
WEC lightweight Rich Crunkilton (16-2) and undefeated Donald Cerrone (7-0) will meet at a June 1 World Extreme Cagefighting event taking place at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, Calif. The bout was confirmed in a recent story on WEC.tv, the organization's official website. The June 1 event features a title shot between featherweight champ Urijah Faber and Jen Pulver and airs live on Versus.
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 7:54PM by juanez13 - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
- FEDOR VS. SYLVIA MAY HAPPEN IN JULY, NOT SIGNED
(mmaweekly.com)
A proposed fight between Fedor Emelianenko and Tim Sylvia has been agreed to… at least in theory. Emelianenko confirmed the July 19 fight to Sherdog.com on Tuesday, saying that he was looking forward to fighting Sylvia. Sources close to Sylvia’s camp said that the bout has yet to be signed, but indicated that the former UFC champion is committed to making the fight happen and has verbally agreed it. From the sounds of this article, it doesn't look like this fight is nearly the done deal, that I thought it was. I hope it does happen and likely it will, but this to me raises some doubts of it happening.
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 5:55PM by Mchubb316 - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
"Strikeforce On NBC" debuts Saturday
(mmajunkie.com)
The first-ever weekly mixed-martial-arts program on major U.S. network television airs this coming Saturday, April 12, with the debut of "Strikeforce on NBC." Newly crowned Strikeforce world middleweight champion Cung Le (6-0), who defeated former title-holder Frank Shamrock in the main event of March's 29 Strikeforce/EliteXC show, is the feature of the first half-hour episode. The show airs at 2 a.m. on Saturday night/Sunday morning immediately following the hit late-night NBC show, "Poker After Dark."
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 4:03PM by CantAndleDaRiddum - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
New Shaolin Ribiero Interveiw
(sherdog.com)
Heres the link to the interview
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 1:27PM by Cladrix - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Daddy Is Now A Daddy...Again
(mmamania.com)
UFC LIghtweight Joe "Daddy" Stevenson just became a Daddy for the 4th time. His wife just had their second child (Joe's 4th)-Maximus Stevenson, 8 lbs. 1 1/2 oz. Congrats to the couple. Now he needs to win some more fights and get those bonuses.
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 1:22PM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Maynard Out 4-6 Weeks With Injury
(mmamania.com)
Gray Maynard suffered a broken hand against Frankie Edgar at UFN, an injury that is expected to keep him out 4-6 weeks.
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 1:18PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Alves Gets Title Shot After Fitch
(mmajunkie.com)
After earning his fifth straight victory in the UFC's welterweight division, American Top Team's Thiago "Pitbull" Alves (14-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) is now directly behind No. 1 contender Jon Fitch (17-2 MMA, 8-0 UFC) for a shot at the title. Alves was informed of his positioning by UFC matchmaker Joe Silva immediately following the 24-year-old Brazilian's TKO victory over Karo Parisyan (18-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) at Ultimate Fight Night 13. Alves discussed his possible title contention, as well as the hotly debated ending of the Parisyan bout, while a guest on Monay's edition of TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), a content partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "Right now I heard I'm right behind Jon Fitch," Alves said. "That's what Joe Silva told me." to the rest of the story. Good to see two deserving contenders at last. They both could actually stand a chance of winning too.
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 12:11PM by snakeplissken - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ben Saunders vs. Jared Rollins at UFC 86
(mmajunkie.com)
Ben Saunders (5-0-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Jared Rollins (6-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC), two survivors from the recent purge of talent from "The Ultimate Fighter 6," will meet at UFC 86, a July 5 event that takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 9:49AM by CornishMMA - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
411 MMA Fact or Fiction 04.09.08: Cung Le in the Top 10, Karo Parisyan Out of Shape, More
(411mania.com)
Does Kenny Florian deserve another opportunity at the UFC Lightweight Championship? Does Fedor deserve two million dollars per fight? Does Cung Le deserve to be ranked amongst the world's best Middleweights? Those things and more as Dustin James and Lotfi Sariahmed draw swords and prepare to do battle!
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 7:14AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Sorting Out the UFC Lightweights
(sherdog.com)
As Kenny Florian showered Joe Lauzon with punches from the mount at UFC Fight Night, the final pieces of a very muddled lightweight picture were undoubtedly being shuffled for the umpteenth time in the mind of UFC matchmaker Joe Silva. With Sean Sherk set to challenge champion B.J. Penn for his former title May 24, Silva will have some time to sort things out after watching four of his most promising 155-pounders secure victories last Wednesday in Colorado. "The lightweight class is stacked," said Florian, highlighting Silva's propitious dilemma. "Look at all the guys who won [Wednesday] night and some of the guys who lost. They are all tough."
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 6:52AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Fedor Carries Olympic Torch in St. Petersburg
(sherdog.com)
In a traditional lead-up to the Beijing Olympics, the Olympic torch touched down in St. Petersburg, Russia, on Saturday before heading off to England and France, continuing its world tour. The torch was taken along a 12-mile route through the wide streets and boulevards of the historical river city by a relay of 80 Russian sporting champions, cultural icons and national heroes.
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 6:50AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
Aleksander Emelianenko: UFC ‘won’t take me’
(mmamania.com)

“I would gladly participate in such a tournament. UFC (American mixed martial arts), for example, won’t take me, because if they let me in there, I would beat everybody and take the belt to Russia. They don’t want that. They want their own American champions. We already beat everyone in Japan, even though no one bet on us.”.
Alexander Emelianenko (13-3) — the younger brother of Pride FC Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko — states that the UFC will not enlist his services because he can defeat any fighter in the division and he would bring the title back to Russia. He also confirms in the interview that he and Fedor would never fight one another.
Submitted Apr 9, 2008 6:47AM by juanez13 - 44 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Roy Jones Jr. responds to Silva situation
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
And sounds very complimentary, according to the New York Daily News…. Jones said he was told that White stopped the match because he didn’t want to embarrass the UFC if Jones were to KO Silva in the first round of a boxing match.
Submitted Apr 8, 2008 11:10PM by Porch28 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC signs Mike Swick to new contract
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has signed welterweight competitor Mike Swick to a new contract, according to a report in the April 10 print edition of the Wrestling Observer.
Submitted Apr 8, 2008 11:09PM by Porch28 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
More MMA Coming To FOX Sports Net
(mmaweekly.com)
SUN Sports & Entertainment Inc. on Tuesday announced that it has signed an agreement with Fox Sports Net to telecast its new mixed martial arts television series, “GI vs. Pro.” SUN's "Art of War" division will produce a series of nine MMA events that will air as one-hour specials Saturday nights at midnight on FSN, beginning July 19, 2008 and concluding on September 13, 2008. GI vs. Pro will pit current and former MMA-trained armed services members against professional mixed martial arts fighters from around the country. All fights will be scheduled for three, 5-minute rounds inside a circular cage. FSN announcer Jay Glazer and analyst Frank Trigg will be the commentary team for the telecasts.
Submitted Apr 8, 2008 7:02PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Fedor set to fight Tim Silvia!!!
Sherdog. com Top ranked heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko will fight Tim Sylvia on July 19. The Russian mixed martial arts champion confirmed the bout to Sherdog. com on Tuesday. "[Sylvia] is a good fighter, a strong fighter, the former UFC heavyweight champion, which is important," Emelianenko said via telephone from Stary Oskol, Russia. "I am looking forward to fighting him and training hard for this fight. " While Emelianenko was short on details, Sherdog. com has learned through sources close to the negotiations that Fedor-Sylvia would headline a card tentatively scheduled for the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, the home base of HDNet Fights. HDNet Fights CEO Andrew Simon declined to comment on the report, however sources indicate the bout will air on the Mark Cuban-owned network and is rumored to be promoted by Affliction, a clothing brand closely tied to MMA. Affliction had been connected with Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions, however a June 28 Las Vegas date has since been discarded. Emelianenko, a 31-year-old sambo practitioner, has faced criticism from media and fans alike after a string of fights against less than stellar competition. Sylvia would represent the Russian's first ranked opponent since his unanimous decision over Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic nearly three years ago. Widely regarded as the top heavyweight fighter in the world, Emelianenko (27-1-0, 1 NC) was recently freed from a letter of intent binding him to the now-defunct M-1 Global promotion. Sylvia, 32, is coming off a submission loss to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira in February at UFC 81. After a spirited performance that saw him batter his foe at will with strikes, Sylvia (24-4-0) eventually fell victim to a classic Nogueira come-from-behind performance and succumbed to a guillotine choke early in the third round.
Submitted Apr 8, 2008 6:34PM by cspecial - 2 comments
Filed under: HDNet
 
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