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U-F-Si: UFC Signs TV Deal In Mexico
The big announcement of the other day was that UFC has signed a TV deal to air in Mexico on the Spanish-language network Televisa. Grupo Televisa will launch Televisa Deportes Network (TDN), a new national sports network broadcast on cable and satellite households in Mexico and in countries in Latin America, making it the first television network in Mexico to air UFC live events and flagship programming. In addition, Grupo Televisa will air a nationwide broadcast of UFC 100 on Saturday, July 11, starting at 10pm Central Time on Channel 9, one of its free television networks in Mexico.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 11:20AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Yes, Junior Dos Santos is set to fight Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovoc at UFC 103
After conflicting reports and questions about Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic's standing with the Japanese-based DREAM organization and the UFC, the Croatian fighter is, in fact, returning to the octagon. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported on Wednesday that Junior Dos Santos (8-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) had been pulled from a UFC 102 bout with Justin McCully, and sources close to the negotiations now tell us he is set to fight fellow heavyweight Filipovic (25-6-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 103.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 11:02AM by emfleek - 35 comments
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Randy Couture Doesn't Care, but Thinks Brock Lesnar Will Beat Frank Mir
Randy Couture has a big fight ahead of him against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 102, and if he wins he might just get another crack at the UFC heavyweight title, which will be decided in the main event of UFC 100, Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar. But Couture says he doesn't much care who wins that fight. "I think both guys are amazing fighters," Couture tells our friend Steve Cofield of CageWriter.com. "I don't really care one way or the other. I'm leaning toward Lesnar. It's always harder for the guy who won the first one to make adjustments, come back and win again."
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 10:41AM by emfleek - 3 comments
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EXCLUSIVE: UFC 100 will be 9-hour live tv marathon free to all in the UK
The news many fans have been waiting for. It’s official. Right here. I can reveal that UFC 100, from the Mandalay Bay Resort, will be live and free on UK television - it will show free to air on satellite channel 433 and ALSO will be streamed free onto UFC.com on Saturday night for 9 hours, a marathon stint, between 9pm and 6am. It , and will show a programme of the 100 greatest fights in UFC history, followed by the Countdown show, followed by the live event. Enjoy. Tell all who need to know. Send them this link. You heard it here first. More details to follow… And also GET IN!!!
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 8:45AM by shevtheman - 7 comments
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White: MMA to be bigger globally than football
One wears a coat and tie, and the other swears he'll never be a suit. At first glance, there might appear to be few similarities between Roger Goodell and Dana White. Goodell, the commissioner of the NFL, oversees the most popular sport in America. He's in a position of unrivaled strength. But look at the big picture, and a challenger is emerging. White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has realistic plans to conquer the sports world.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 8:43AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
The Hundie Awards
As we get closer and closer to UFC 100, 411mania’s Adam Tool takes a look back at the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and picks out the winners of some very special awards. The Hundies recognize winners of the Most Satisfying Knockout, the Worst Flying Knee Attempt, Best Entrance, Weirdest Pre-Fight Ritual, and more! Most Ironic Finish: Gabriel Gonzaga When Gabriel Gonzaga was scheduled to face Mirko Cro Cop in the main event at UFC 70, plenty of people assumed that the fight would be ended by a head kick knockout. What nobody could've predicted though, was that it would be Cro Cop on the receiving end.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 8:36AM by emfleek - 8 comments
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Ken Hahn: 'We're Not Going to Let Him Go. We're Going to Break Something'
Ken Hahn is not a well-known MMA trainer to casual fans the way Greg Jackson is, but those who know the sport well know that he has an excellent reputation as a striking coach. Hahn has been working with Frank Mir for years, so it's interesting to hear his comments about where Mir stands in the last few days leading up to his UFC 100 matchup with Brock Lesnar.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 8:35AM by emfleek - 0 comments
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"He's got many things. He's a great striker and he's a big guy, he's very strong and explosive. He's very good at neutralizing people's strength and be able to fight his fight, which is my strength as well."
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 8:34AM by emfleek - 0 comments
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As the days turn to hours, rising British star Michael Bisping feels that he's taken all the right steps, made all the right moves to overcome his next obstacle... former Pride dual division champion Dan Henderson. "We brought in a lot of great wrestlers, but we also focused on what I like to do as well," Bisping told MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 8:33AM by emfleek - 1 comment
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A heavyweight match-up between Pat Barry and Antoni Hardonk is likely for UFC 104 in October, MMAWeekly.com has learned. Sources close to the fight say both parties have agreed to the fight and bout agreements will be finalized it shortly. Los Angeles' Staples Center will play host to the Oct. 24 event, headlined by light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida's first title defense, against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 8:32AM by emfleek - 11 comments
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The on-again-off-again relationship between Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and the UFC may be on-again. In a Tuesday report on graciemag.com, up-and-comer Junior Dos Santos says it is, by way of a fight with the Croatian MMA star at UFC 103. The bout would headline the Sept. 19 event hosted by the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Submitted Jul 9, 2009 8:31AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
The original bout was called off on the day of weigh-ins "due to a medical approval issue regarding (Ryan) Jensen," stated UFC officials at the time. Independent sources confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that the alleged medical issue stemmed from Jensen's use of Adderall, which is not allowed under standard athletic commission rules. According to drugs.com, “Adderall is a central nervous system stimulant. It affects chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control. ... ...
Submitted Jul 8, 2009 11:58PM by MMA-San - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Fight Camp / Team, Miscellaneous
Cro Cop vs. Junior dos Santos possible for UFC 103
Fast rising UFC heavyweight Junior dos Santos has recently revealed that he expects to face none other than Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic on September 19. If dos Santos has his dates correct, that would place the bout at UFC 103. The Brazilian knockout artist made the revelation during a recent interview with the Brazilian website Portal das Lutas.
Submitted Jul 8, 2009 9:25PM by Bowen50 - 42 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ryan Bader: I'm fighting Eric Schafer at UFC 104 in Los Angeles on Oct. 24
"The Ultimate Fighter 8" winner Ryan Bader (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will reportedly look to keep his undefeated record intact against five-time UFC veteran Eric Schafer (11-3-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) while returning to action at UFC 104.
Submitted Jul 8, 2009 5:44PM by scobac - 13 comments
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Todd Duffee Facing Tim Hague, Not Mike Russow, At UFC 102
With original opponent Mike Russow now slated to face Justin McCully at UFC 102, Todd Duffee will now face Tim Hague at 102. This will be Duffee's UFC debut, he was to have debuted at UFC 99 but was pulled for Mirko Cro Cop.
Submitted Jul 8, 2009 2:07PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dos Santos Out Of UFC 102, McCully In
According to Justin McCully, he has been added to UFC 102 to replace Junior dos Santos, who is now off for unknown reasons. McCully will face Mike Russow.
Submitted Jul 8, 2009 2:04PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gegard Mousasi: ‘My Opponents Can’t Hurt Me’
Gegard Mousasi is hands down one of the least talked about top talents in the sport today. Widely regarded my many of the MMA hardcore as one of the very best pound for pound fighters in the world, Mousasi plans on taking his respect as he prepares for the most high profile bout of his twenty eight fight career to date.
Submitted Jul 8, 2009 1:43PM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Interim title, shm-interim title, this is a fight! One of the WEC’s top prospects, Ben Henderson, has now vicariously become one of the bigger commodities in the promotion's lightweight division. Originally earning his way into the organization riding a six-fight win streak, which included a victory over three-time UFC veteran Diego Saraiva, Henderson made an immediate mark into his new home when he faced off against Anthony Njokuani (now 10-2), a dangerous and explosive knockout artist, submitting him in the second round via guillotine choke.
Submitted Jul 8, 2009 1:24PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
As of 2 p.m. PST on Tuesday, UFC welterweight contender Thiago Alves said he weighed 183 lbs. The 25 year-old American Top Team product meets his biggest opportunity on Saturday when he faces reigning champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 100.
Submitted Jul 8, 2009 1:23PM by emfleek - 5 comments
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