Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
Sign In
Username:

 
Password:

 
Keep me logged in

Page 1224 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

Do you have a hot MMA story or news item that you have found and would like to share?
Then read our guidelines then post it to our MMA News Share Forum to have it display here for the community to read on this page.
 
Akiyama-Misaki Ruled No Contest
(sherdog.com)
Following a review of the Dec. 31 bout between Yoshihiro Akiyama (Pictures) and Kazuo Misaki (Pictures), the Yarennoka executive committee has ruled the fight a No Contest. The match ended when Akiyama was knocked out with a vicious kick to the face as he attempted to scramble to his feet. Following the bout, there was much debate whether the decisive blow had been illegal.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 5:00PM by babalu2720 - 19 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
 
Coleman to be inducted into the UFC HoF
(mmamania.com)
The first-ever UFC Heavyweight Champion and PRIDE FC Grand Prix Champion, Mark Coleman (15-8), is rumored to be up for induction into the Hall of Fame at UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion” on March 1 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 4:04PM by Manfred - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
UFC 82: Jon Fitch vs. Chris Wilson likely to fight (Exclusive)
(mmamania.com)
With Akihiro Gono out with a hand injury, MMAmania.com has learned that Chris Wilson (13-3) might step up to face top welterweight contender, Jon Fitch (15-2), at UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion” on March 1 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. It would mark the Octagon debut for the red-hot Team Quest fighter if and when bout agreements are finalized. Wilson is a veteran of the International Fight League (IFL) and Bodog Fight. He has strung together four straight wins against solid competitors such as Rory Markham, Jay Heiron and Derrick noble during that stretch. He’s a tough guy who will be thrown in the deep end against an experienced UFC veteran like Fitch in his Octagon debut. It’s an incredible opportunity, however, to make an instant splash in the organization much like Houston Alexander did when he burst onto the scene to dash the title chances of Keith Jardine. Fitch, however, is undefeated (7-0) in the Octagon since his debut in 2005. He has also not lost a professional fight since 2002 — more than five years. His rise to the top of the division has been long and hard and it didn’t get much easier with this fight … it’s dangerous. In the recent past, we’ve called for Fitch to take on Karo Parisyan and Marcus Davis, who are top guys and well-known among fans. Those fights are not going to happen in the immediate future. Therefore, we’ll have to just sit tight and hang on for the ride. This should actually be a tough fight for both guys if the Wilson who appeared in the footage that I’ve seen shows up in Ohio in top form.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 3:58PM by Twenty20Dollars - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Sponsor Files For Bankruptcy
(lvrj.com)
The Las Vegas manufacturer and distributor of energy drink Xenergy, which sponsors the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has filed for bankruptcy protection amid claims of intimidation and death threats. Full Article
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 3:18PM by snakeplissken - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
*UPDATE* Heath Will Face Tim Boetsch At UFC 81 (NOT Ruiz!)
(mmaweekly.com)
With Tomasz Drwal being forced to withdraw from the match-up with David Heath at UFC 81 due to a knee injury, it was believed that the entire bout would be scrapped, but MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that a new opponent for Heath stepped in at the eleventh hour, rounding out the card with a total of nine fights. Originally, sources indicated to MMAWeekly that Anthony Ruiz, who recently defeated former Ultimate Fighter season two finalist Brad Imes at the Palace Fighting Championship, was accepting the bout with Heath. The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday morning did confirm that Heath is still on the fight card for UFC 81, however, his opponent is not Anthony Ruiz, but Pennsylvania light heavyweight prospect Tim Boetsch.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 1:01PM by CornishMMA - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
David Heath Will Face Anthony Ruiz At UFC 81
(mmaweekly.com)
With Tomasz Drwal being forced to withdraw from the match-up with David Heath at UFC 81 due to a knee injury, it was believed that the entire bout would be scrapped, but MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that Heath will now fight Anthony Ruiz, rounding out the card with a total of nine fights. Recently defeating former Ultimate Fighter season two finalist Brad Imes at the Palace Fighting Championship show in California, Ruiz has won his last six fights in a row, including Imes and another UFC alum, Bobby Southworth.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 7:23AM by CornishMMA - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC gambles on untested Lesnar
(sports.yahoo.com)
In the spring of 2000, Brock Lesnar was a University of Minnesota senior, just two weeks and a handful of workouts away from the NCAA Division I wrestling tournament. Today, the 30-year-old Lesnar finds himself in a similar situation as he trains for his match against former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Frank Mir in the most publicized debut in UFC history. The former “Next Big Thing” of pro wrestling has become ultimate fighting's next gigantic question mark, a 1-0 fighter with 69 seconds of ring experience thrown into the deep end of a shark-infested pool. Whether he's in over his head remains to be seen, but the reason he's being billed as the semi-main event of UFC 81 on Feb. 2 in Las Vegas is because of his fame as a former World Wrestling Entertainment champion. The success of this card hinges on people buying the novelty of a former WWE champion fighting a former UFC champion. The idea, if it clicks, is to rally the UFC fan base to want to see the fake wrestler get smashed, and for the pro wrestling audience, to whom the show is being heavily marketed, to tune in out of curiosity to see how one of its all-time tough guys can do. For me this is a tough one to pick, its going to come down to the weigh-ins, if Mir comes in looking like he's in great shape (and I think he will, this fight is his big chance to get back in the title picture), he's the one go with for sure. Lets just hope that his injuries from his accident don't hinder his ability to get his conditioning and training to where it needs to be for this fight.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 2:20AM by Bemin - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bias in Coma, Clinging to Life
(sherdog.com)
Former Palace Fighting Championship featherweight titleholder Shawn Bias has been given a 30-percent chance of surviving by doctors at Oroville General Hospital in Bias' hometown about 70 miles north of Sacramento, Calif. Looks like we might have another death in MMA............
Submitted Jan 21, 2008 9:21PM by madmarck - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFN 12 conference call with audio
(punch.freedomblogging.com)
From the OC Register: Mike Swick on building his reputation as a quick finisher and whether that brings a lot of pressure: “I don’t carry any pressure anymore. I got into all of that before. That built up a lot when I was going on my streak in the middleweight division. But, right now, I’m fighting for me and my head is really clear. I have no pressure. I don’t think about anything. I’m going to go out there and put on the best fight I can. Obviously, I’m going to try and end it as quick as I can and as dominantly as I can, but I am going to take whatever is out there. There is no pressure. That is one of the good things about this fight. I’ve learned a lot from the last fight and from my experience in the UFC. I’m going in real clear-headed and real focused." Josh Burkman on the biggest things he learned from Tito Ortiz: “A lot of the things I took, you know, the diet. I mean, the way those guys come together as a team. That’s their main focus. They go up to Big Bear to get rid of all the distractions. All you are doing is living with a bunch of guys. You are all cooking and eating the same food. Everybody is focused on the same task, and that’s getting ready for fights. I just took that with me back to Salt Lake. It’s kind of rubbed off on the guys around me. It’s the same mind set we have in Salt Lake at Absolute. Patrick Cote on what kind of fight he expects against McFedries: “I think we both have the same style. We like to stand on our feet and fight each other and that will be a lot of fireworks in this fight. That will be a good fight for the fans and for the UFC. Don’t blink because this fight can be quick. I expect a very good fight and a very entertaining fight. Drew McFedries on coming back from Staph infection: “I never forget. I hold grudges. Bottom line is you would like to think these things don’t happen in life, but they do. I would like to think they would happen to everyone but me, but everything seems to happen to me. I’m not worried about that at all. It keeps me driving, man. I know that unless you are struggling a little bit, you’re not living life. McFedries on whether there was any hesitation when he first got back into the gym: “Honestly, man, I was (expletive) (expletive). I was so upset, man, I couldn’t control myself. I was knocking people out left and right. Really, to be honest, I had a chip on my shoulder. I was hurting people. I had to take that out more on the pads. We really had to back off the live sparring." To check out the entire rundown of the call click this link. There also is a link at the top of the story to the audio of the entire call, which is broken into two 15 minute parts:
Submitted Jan 21, 2008 8:40PM by PunchyMcGee - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tito Ortiz Confirms Machida Fight, Possibly his last UFC fight
(thefightnetwork.com)
"A polarizing former UFC light heavyweight champion, Ortiz confirmed he will face Lyoto Machida (12-0) at a UFC event on Saturday, May 24 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The bout will satisfy the final fight of his UFC contract."
Submitted Jan 21, 2008 7:52PM by Lord_Lenny - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rumors ufc 81
(mmajunkie.com)
Rumors — UFC 81 Date: Feb. 2, 2008 Location: Las Vegas, Nev. Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center Broadcast: Pay-Per-View MAIN CARD (TELEVISED) Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Tim Sylvia (for interim heavyweight title) Ricardo Almeida vs. Alan Belcher Jeremy Horn vs. Nate Marquardt PRELIMINARY CARD (NOT TELEVISED) Tyson Griffin vs. Gleison Tibau Kyle Bradley vs. Chris Lytle Marvin Eastman vs. Terry Martin Rob Emerson vs. Keita Nakamura
Submitted Jan 21, 2008 5:19PM by loonytnt - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Drwal out knee injury from ufc 81
(ufc.com)
withdraws from feb 2nd bout with david heath
Submitted Jan 21, 2008 3:16PM by loonytnt - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Sam Stout vs. Rich Clementi at UFC 84
(mmajunkie.com)
Fresh off last night’s unanimous-decision victory over Per Eklund, Canadian Sam Stout (13-3-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) has been booked to face “The Ultimate Fighter 4” cast member Rich Clementi (30-12-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) at Montreal’s UFC 84 event.
Submitted Jan 21, 2008 3:06PM by loonytnt - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sapp vs. Nortje Headlines Feb. 23 Strikeforce Event; Sapp Wants Emelianenko Next
(mmajunkie.com)
Strikeforce has booked nearly 700 lbs. of main-event talent for its upcoming show as the organization today announced an opponent for headliner Bob Sapp (9-2-1): undefeated boxer Jan “The Giant” Nortje (1-5).
Submitted Jan 21, 2008 3:03PM by loonytnt - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Monte Cox "I'm not counting on that fight happening(Fedor vs Couture)
(fighthype.com)
The President of M-1 Global Monte Cox talks about the future of his organization and gives an update on several of the fighters he manages.
Submitted Jan 21, 2008 3:01PM by Bemin - 3 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
 
Jason MacDonald Dissatisfied with UFC 84 Fight with Joe Doerksen
(mmajunkie.com)
Popular Canadian fighter Jason MacDonald (19-9 MMA, 3-2 UFC) says he’s officially signed on to fight Joe Doerksen (39-11 MMA, 1-5 UFC) at the UFC’s April 19 event in Montreal, Canada. He’s just not very happy about it.
Submitted Jan 21, 2008 3:01PM by loonytnt - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
ufc rumors, 85
(mmajunkie.com)
Champ B.J. Penn vs. Sean Sherk (for lightweight title) Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva evan vs thiago sounds fun
Submitted Jan 21, 2008 2:57PM by loonytnt - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fedor interview: Talks Couture meeting and 2008 plans
(thenhbshow.com)
Jaime Martinez: Are there any plans to fight in the U.S.? If so, with whom are you talking and when would that be scheduled? Fedor Emelianenko: “We are planning on having two or three fights this year. The first is scheduled for April 11th, and I’m not sure who I’ll fight yet. It will either be Jeff Monson or Pedro Rizzo.” At the end he said he'll try to win more often Probably got lost in translation and he meant fight, but I thought it was kind of funny
Submitted Jan 21, 2008 9:23AM by Manfred - 0 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global, Interviews
 
M-1 Global Eyes April US Debut
(sherdog.com)
The M-1 Global promotion, featuring top Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko, is looking to make it's US debut in April in either Rosemont, Illinois or at East Rutherford, New Jersey (the former Meadowlands). They passed on a Chicago date in February due to ongoing fighter negotiations.
Submitted Jan 21, 2008 8:49AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: M-1 Global
 
Monday Morning Reverie: Ultimate England
(sherdog.com)
If I could only use one adjective to describe this past Saturday's UFC, it would be "incredible." Only one of the televised bouts went the distance, and that fight was exhilarating from beginning to end. Since the event was filled with fights that nearly all ended early and emphatically, Zuffa was able to squeeze in every single off-TV bout save for the Sam Stout - Per Eklund battle. The story of the night was without question B.J. Penn (Pictures)'s utter domination of Joe Stevenson. It was sheer wizardry: a dazzling array of strikes, agility, athleticism and, of course, magnificent submission prowess. It wasn't as if Penn fought some stiff that was pulled out of the crowd. Stevenson came into battle as prepared as he ever has been before and made it entertaining. He was able to pull Penn back to guard after "The Prodigy" achieved full mount with grapevines more than once. Even when B.J. dropped "Daddy" with a compact left uppercut seconds into the fight, a woozy and wobbly Stevenson regrouped and made things interesting.
Submitted Jan 21, 2008 8:14AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
RSS
Archive  
 
  » September 2014
  » August 2014
  » July 2014
  » June 2014
  » May 2014
  » April 2014
  » March 2014
  » February 2014
  » January 2014
  » December 2013
  » November 2013
  » October 2013
  » September 2013
  » August 2013
  » July 2013
  » June 2013
  » May 2013
  » April 2013
  » March 2013
  » February 2013
  » January 2013
  » December 2012
  » November 2012
  » October 2012
  » September 2012
  » August 2012
  » July 2012
  » June 2012
  » May 2012
  » April 2012
  » March 2012
  » February 2012
  » January 2012
  » December 2011
  » November 2011
  » October 2011
  » September 2011
  » August 2011
  » July 2011
  » June 2011
  » May 2011
  » April 2011
  » March 2011
  » February 2011
  » January 2011
  » December 2010
  » November 2010
  » October 2010
  » September 2010
  » August 2010
  » July 2010
  » June 2010
  » May 2010
  » April 2010
  » March 2010
  » February 2010
  » January 2010
  » December 2009
  » November 2009
  » October 2009
  » September 2009
  » August 2009
  » July 2009
  » June 2009
  » May 2009
  » April 2009
  » March 2009
  » February 2009
  » January 2009
  » December 2008
  » November 2008
  » October 2008
  » September 2008
  » August 2008
  » July 2008
  » June 2008
  » May 2008
  » April 2008
  » March 2008
  » February 2008
  » January 2008
  » December 2007
  » November 2007
  » October 2007
  » September 2007
  » August 2007
  » July 2007
  » June 2007
Categories