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Gegard Mousasi has plenty of options when he faces Renato “Babalu” Sobral at Affliction “Trilogy” in on Aug. 1. The Iranian-born resident of the Netherlands believes it’s important to fight opponents at their weakest points. In his last showing at Dream 9, against Mark Hunt, he did just that, taking the giant striker down and cinching a quick submission. Against brawler Melvin Manhoef… the same.
Submitted Jul 21, 2009 8:12AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: Dream
Seth Petruzelli's first post-Kimbo Slice fight comes Aug. 22 at Art of Fighting 4
In his first fight since a stunning 14-second knockout of Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson in late 2008, Seth Petruzelli (10-4) returns at Art of Fighting 4 to take on Tampa-area police officer and one-time IFL fighter Chris Baten (5-4). Over the weekend organizers announced details of the show, which takes place Aug. 22 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. In addition to Petruzelli vs. Baten, the event features a headline bout between grappling star and former UFC fighter Marcio "Pe de Pano" Cruz (5-2) and veteran fighter Tom Sauer (21-11). The event airs on pay-per-view.
Submitted Jul 21, 2009 8:11AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
UFC Fight Night adds Cantwell vs Stann
Cantwell vs Stann Rubber Match Added to UFC Fight Night in September It was a competitive rivalry that began in the WEC, with each man owning a knockout win over the other. On Wednesday, September 16th, former WEC light heavyweight champions Steve Cantwell and Brian Stann will break their tie in the UFC Octagon as part of the stacked UFC Fight Night card at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Also made official for the card is what promises to be an ultra-competitive middleweight showdown between Nate ‘Rock’ Quarry and Tim Credeur, and a welterweight clash pitting Chris Wilson against Mike Pyle. Tickets for UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by Nate Diaz vs Melvin Guillard and Gray Maynard vs Roger Huerta, are priced at $200, $125, $95, $75, $50 and $35, and are on sale now.
Submitted Jul 21, 2009 3:58AM by RNC - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Eliot Marshall vs. Jason Brilz set for UFC 103
A light-heavyweight bout between "The Ultimate Fighter 8" cast member Eliot Marshall (7-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and fellow light heavyweight Jason Brilz (17-1-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is set for UFC 103. The fight was first reported by FiveOuncesofPain.com, and a source close to one of the fighters told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that bout agreements have been distributed and signed.
Submitted Jul 20, 2009 10:40PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Funny Dana interview....
Submitted Jul 20, 2009 7:39PM by cmill21 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shinya Aoki vs. Joachim Hansen 3 at Dream 11
FEG has today announced the rubber match between the two lightweights, as the Dream lightweight title will be on the line at Dream 11.
Submitted Jul 20, 2009 6:09PM by BrutalKnockOut - 8 comments
Filed under: Dream
Matt Hamill out 3-4 weeks, Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Brandon Vera at UFC 102 (Updated)
An intriguing light-heavyweight bout between Matt Hamill (6-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Brandon Vera (10-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) has been scratched from UFC 102's main card and will be replaced by a Vera vs. Krzysztof Soszynski (18-8-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) fight. The change, first reported by Sherdog, resulted from an injured knee suffered by Hamill during a recent training session. "(It's) just a meniscus tear," Hamill's trainer, Duff Holmes, told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "He's going for a scope tomorrow, and we'll be back to training after three or four weeks of rehab. "It was something that just crept up on us and was getting worse and worse. It was really affecting his ability to go to the ground and was giving out on him. ... We are very disappointed with having to pull out, and we were really looking forward to the fight with Vera. He is a true mixed martial artist, and we were eager to test Matt against someone of his abilities." UFC 102 takes place Aug. 29 at the Rose Center in Portland, Ore. The event, headlined by Randy Couture vs. fellow former UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, airs on pay-per-view. As of Monday afternoon, the Vera vs. Hamill bout was still listed on UFC.com. Although not official, the Vera vs. Soszynski bout will likely remain on the night's televised main card.
Submitted Jul 20, 2009 5:48PM by ncordless - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal vs. Don Frye signed for M-1 Global's first "major show" on Aug. 28
Ready to host its own major shows (rather than co-promoting with other organizations), M-1 Global will kick off a new era of fight promotion on Aug. 28 with a main event of top prospect Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal (4-0) vs. MMA trailblazer and legend Don Frye (20-7-1). Sources close to the negotiations today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) bout agreements have finally been signed for the previously rumored matchup. The event, "M-1 Global Presents Breakthrough," takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in California. An HDNet official today told MMAjunkie.com the event airs live on the all-high-definition cable station. The show, which takes place on the eve of UFC 102 in Portland, Ore., is being held in conjunction with IMMAE, an international MMA expo and trade show. M-1 Global, a Russian-based organization, is perhaps best known for its "M-1 Challenge" event series, which M-1 officials bill as the "World Cup of Mixed Martial Arts." The series uses a country-vs.-country format for team competitions. However, while popular with many overseas locations, the event series has experienced minimal success in the U.S. However, event organizers want to penetrate the lucrative U.S. market, and they plan to use a non-team event series (similar to the UFC and Strikeforce) for some future shows. M-1 has traditionally teamed with Affliction Entertainment to co-promote events but will go solo on Aug. 28. Many major names have fought under the M-1 banner – including heavyweight kingpin Fedor Emelianenko – and could be options for future shows. The first event, though, will feature two newcomers to M-1
Submitted Jul 20, 2009 5:46PM by ncordless - 9 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global, PrideFC, Dream, MMA Personalities
Henderson-Franklin II to Headline UFC 103
Their first bout split the mixed martial arts community, making it obvious that they needed more than 15 minutes to settle their score. On Saturday, September 19th, UFC superstars Dan Henderson and Rich Franklin will meet again in the main event of UFC 103 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, with Henderson looking to make it 2-0 over the former middleweight champ, and Franklin trying to even things up with the former two division PRIDE champion. And if that’s not enough, the biggest MMA event to ever hit Texas will feature perhaps the most explosive heavyweight battle of the year when one of the sport’s most feared strikers, Mirko Cro Cop, takes on Brazilian knockout artist Junior Dos Santos. Tickets for UFC 103 are on sale now.
Submitted Jul 20, 2009 5:34PM by The_Italian_Stallion - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC
Future of Affliction at stake with 8/1
Affliction's event next month is dubbed "Trilogy." A more accurate moniker might be "Finale." Rumors have swirled in the mixed martial arts industry about the promotion's ultimate demise ever since its first show a year ago. However, Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio and the upstart organization have persevered, largely on the back of Fedor Emelianenko. The Russian heavyweight headlined Affliction's first two shows and will do so again on Aug. 1 against Josh Barnett.
Submitted Jul 20, 2009 9:46AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: Affliction
Reminiscent of the days that Rashad Evans graced his own season of The Ultimate Fighter, Amir Sadollah had all the odds stacked up against him going into TUF. Season 7, coached by two of the UFC’s most charismatic fighters in former champions Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Forrest Griffin, was where the new 32-man tournament blueprint was put into affect. Sadollah, having had no professional fights going into the season as a middleweight was thought to be the season's underdog, but quickly gained the respect of his peers with his more than stellar performance throughout the competition, having earned his way into the house by submitting UFC veteran Steven Byrnes in what only marked the beginning of something special.
Submitted Jul 20, 2009 9:43AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC president Dana White has never been shy about revealing a broad overview of his business plans for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It can be summed up in two simple words: world domination. "We're going to be everywhere man," White recently said matter-of-factly to MMAWeekly.com. "We're going to be all over the world. We're going to be everywhere. The sport isn't going backwards. We're going forward. We're getting bigger."
Submitted Jul 20, 2009 9:42AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dream 10 Official Results
Dream 10 is now in the books, and it will go down as one of the more exciting fight cards of the year, as a new welterweight Grand Prix champion is crowned! Check out the link for the full results!
Submitted Jul 20, 2009 7:10AM by BrutalKnockOut - 12 comments
Filed under: Dream, K-1 / K-1 Hero's
DREAM 11 Pushed Back To October 6
Despite previous reports of a September 23 date, DREAM announced today that DREAM 11 has been pushed back to October 6. No reason given for the change but it could be because of World Victory Road Sengoku 10 being scheduled for 9/23 as well. The originally scheduled fights for September will still happen on the new date (Super Hulk semifinals, FWGP Semis & Finals and likely Jason Miller vs. Ronaldo Souza 3 for the Middleweight TItle).
Submitted Jul 19, 2009 3:25PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: Dream
Jon Fitch eyes rematch with Georges St. Pierre, won't face teammate to get it
Fitch lost a unanimous decision to St. Pierre at UFC 87 in August 2008, the welterweight's only loss in 11 trips to the octagon. Two wins since the loss have placed him squarely back in title contention, but there's a slight problem – Fitch's teammate, Mike Swick, is set to face Martin Kampmann in September for a shot at St. Pierre's belt.
Submitted Jul 19, 2009 2:21PM by scpd400 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gsp will not need surgery for groin injury at ufc 100
A groin injury suffered by UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in his UFC 100 victory over Thiago Alves on July 11 won’t require surgery, it was announced on Saturday, with the 170-pound title-holder set to return to the gym within the next few weeks. “Evaluation of the results of an MRI indicate that no surgery will be required, and Georges should be back in the gym training within a few weeks after a brief rehabilitation,” read the announcement.
Submitted Jul 19, 2009 2:20PM by scobac - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Randy Couture willing to return to LHW for Machida
Could a drop to 205 pounds be in UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture’s future? How realistic a move that is may be left to fans’ speculation, but “The Natural” has made one thing certain – he is intrigued by the possibility of stepping into the Octagon against UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida.
Submitted Jul 19, 2009 2:17PM by scobac - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Fedor: ‘I don’t think you’ll see me in the UFC’
When is Fedor Emelianenko coming to the UFC? Well, according to “The Last Emperor” himself, the odds of that happening anytime soon aren’t looking too good. We all know the storyline, The UFC says Fedor’s management is unreasonable, and Fedor’s management feels like the UFC contract is far too restrictive. The king of the heavyweight division recently echoed his uncertainty that he will ever fight in the UFC in the first of a two part interview with Bas Rutten on Inside MMA.
Submitted Jul 19, 2009 2:14PM by scobac - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cro Cop comments on UFC deal
"I'm pleased with my return to UFC, the only global mma organization. Unfortunately, every other organization is far beyond UFC. DREAM cannot compete with Americans in sports or financial terms. The UFC has succeded to become in this sport what PRIDE used to be, maybe even more than that. I will always be grateful to the Japanese fans, that is the country where I became famous as a fighter. But the offer I got from Dream was not a challenge for me. " "I'm sorry that UFC and DREAM argued over me. There was a lot of noise over nothing, I was even called a liar, and I read supposed statement by Dana White that I called him 600 times. Exact number of my calls was - zero. I texted him once and that's all. I wouldn't call anyone 600 times, even if my life depends on that. I don't want to be presented in such a degrading way."
Submitted Jul 18, 2009 8:13PM by cmill21 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bad timing: Thiago Alves knows he can beat Georges St. Pierre
“I have nothing to say, he was better than me that night and now I have to go back to my training and work hard to get this belt. There are a lot of thing in my camp that was a mistake. Now I see the mistakes that I did and I’ll fix them and won’t let it happen again. St. Pierre is a great fighter, fought very well, but I couldn’t find myself in the fight. I learned a lot with this fight, I saw what the best fighter in the world has at his best, seen the best of the best fighter and I know I can beat him…. The only problem that I had in my preparation for this fight is that I wasn’t with my Muay Thai coach, with whom I train for the last three years. He had to go away three months ago and I missed him a lot. I felt out of timing in the fight…. My cardio was good, I was strong, but my timing wasn’t good.” Former number one welterweight contender Thiago Alves talks about what went wrong during his five-round unanimous decision loss to 170-pound kingpin Georges St. Pierre at UFC 100. “The Pitbull” — who still feels he can defeat “Rush” despite the lopsided drubbing — makes no mention of “weighty issues” having any impact on his performance. Instead, he reveals that his striking, which is clearly the most dynamic aspect of his game, was what failed him because his instructor was out of town for the final three months of training. Regardless, Alves will have to get back in line and work his way up the welterweight ladder for another crack at the unstoppable Canadian. Who’s next? His next fight is still up in the air, but perhaps you want to play matchmaker in the comments section below — Jon Fitch, Marcus Davis, Dan Hardy … what showdown do you want to see?
Submitted Jul 18, 2009 7:37PM by SmileR - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
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