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“Ultimate Fighter: The Tuffest 25 Moments” Tonight 8pm Spike TV
(thefightnetwork.com)
Light heavyweight rivals Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar will host “Ultimate Fighter: The Tuffest 25 Moments,” a two-hour special highlighting the most memorable moments in the history of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series, at 8 PM tonight on Spike TV. The show will chronicle unforgettable fights, in-house shenanigans and scraps outside the Octagon. Chris Leben’s feud with Josh Koscheck and Bobby Southworth, Luke Cummo’s upset of Sammy Morgan and the infamous backyard brawl between lightweights Marlon Sims and Noah Thomas all made the list, as did the memorable finish between Scott Smith and Pete Sell at the season four finale.
Submitted Oct 23, 2007 6:33AM by CornishMMA - 6 comments
 
Big news.
(mmajunkie.com)
It’s Official: Fedor Emelianenko Signs With M-1 Global Top free-agent fighter Fedor Emelianenko, the heavyweight champion of the now-defunct PRIDE Fighting Championships, has signed a new six-fight, two-year deal with M-1 Global. The signing was announced this evening at a press conference in New York City. M-1 Global was previously known as M-1 Mix-Fight Championship. The Russian-based organization had been owned by Emelianenko’s manager, Vadim Finkelstein. However, Sibling Sports LLC today announced it had purchased the organization with the intention of making it a true international promotion.
Submitted Oct 23, 2007 1:24AM by cmill21 - 19 comments
 
An Interview With Ken Shamrock: Thoughts on Randy Couture, Dana White, and Upcoming Tryouts
(mmajunkie.com)
Heavyweight champion Randy Couture isn’t the only UFC Hall of Famer who’s had a falling out with UFC President Dana White. Before the UFC legend abruptly resigned from the UFC earlier this month, Ken Shamrock had his own issues with UFC management. After working to become the biggest name in mixed-martial arts — and becoming perhaps the first MMA superstar to get the sport international recognition — his relationship with the UFC soured to the point of being essentially nonexistent today.
Submitted Oct 22, 2007 8:22PM by aznteabagger - 4 comments
 
Despite Silva’s Claims, a UFC 79 Fight With Liddell Isn’t Official
(mmajunkie.com)
Former PRIDE fighter and recent UFC signee Wanderlei Silva was in town for this weekend’s UFC 77 event in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Brazilian MMA veteran had something to tell anyone who would listen: he’s fighting Chuck Liddell on Dec. 29 at UFC 79.
Submitted Oct 22, 2007 8:20PM by aznteabagger - 1 comment
 
Wanderlei vs Chuck Confirmed for UFC 79!
See attached image. UFC.com took it down a few hours ago. If you scroll over the UFC 79 banner ad at ufc.com it used to say this.
Submitted Oct 22, 2007 8:06PM by TimW001 - 15 comments
 
UFC 77 CompuStrike Stats
(ufcfight.com)
Rich Franklin vs. Anderson Silva SILVA'S STATISTICS: Strikes Landed 37 Strikes Thrown 64 Connect percentage 58 Arm strikes 20/37 Leg strikes 17/26 Ground strikes 0/1 Takedowns 0 Submission attempts 0 FRANKLIN'S STATISTICS: Strikes Landed 23 Strikes Thrown 58 Connect percentage 40 Arm strikes 12/40 Leg strikes 11/18 Ground strikes 0/0 Takedowns 1 Submission attempts 0
Submitted Oct 22, 2007 7:59PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
 
MMA Junkie interview w/ Ken Shamrock
(sports.yahoo.com)
Heavyweight champion Randy Couture isn’t the only UFC Hall of Famer who had a falling out with UFC president Dana White. Before the UFC legend abruptly resigned from the UFC earlier this month, Ken Shamrock had his own issues with UFC management. After working to become one of the biggest names in mixed martial arts – and becoming perhaps the first MMA superstar to get the sport international recognition – his relationship with the UFC soured to the point of being essentially nonexistent today...... Enjoy Richie!
Submitted Oct 22, 2007 7:43PM by Manfred - 2 comments
 
UFC 80: Sam Stout vs. Terry Etim
(ufcmania.com)
FightNetwork.com has confirmed with Sam Stout (12-3-1) that the lightweight will return to the Octagon to face Terry Etim (10-1) at UFC 80 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England .
Submitted Oct 22, 2007 6:24PM by babalu2720 - 10 comments
 
IFL + Stats = FileStats
(mmanews.com)
The IFL today announced that it has teamed up with STATS, a leading provider of sports stats and information, to create "FileStats". They claim it will be "the most comprehensive statistical program in the history of fight sports". Sounds like CompuBox for MMA. I'm sure those insane stat junkies are going to have a field day dissecting every little stat that will be recorded. I'd like to know if the judges will have this data, could make judging more fair or at least more interesting.
Submitted Oct 22, 2007 4:40PM by DCRage - 0 comments
 
Dayton Daily News MMA: No Retirement for Rich Franklin
(mmajunkie.com)
Soon after Rich Franklin suffered a second-round TKO loss to Anderson Silva on Saturday — his second such loss to Silva in the past year — word that Franklin was pondering a retirement began to spread. Those reports were apparently a little premature.
Submitted Oct 22, 2007 10:59AM by babalu2720 - 3 comments
 
FIGHTERS NAMED FOR STRIKEFORCE TOURNAMENT
(mmaweekly.com)
Strikeforce on Sunday released the names of the four athletes set to compete in its one night, four-man tournament – the first sanctioned mixed martial arts tournament in California – scheduled for Nov. 16 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose. Pretty cool that they were able to negotiate a way to do a tourney with the commission, my moneys on Prangley.
Submitted Oct 22, 2007 9:21AM by Manfred - 3 comments
 
ANDERSON SILVA REFLECTS ON UFC 77
(mmaweekly.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva disposed of Rich "Ace" Franklin on Saturday night at UFC 77 in Cincinnati to retain his title. He finished Franklin, winning the middleweight belt, in just under three minutes in October of last year. It took him twice as long this time, garnering a TKO victory at 1:07 of the second round. "I thought Rich fought much better than he did the first time,” Silva told MMAWeekly.com. “He defended the clinch in a much better fashion this time. Rich fought well. I was just fortunate enough to fight a little bit better than Rich."
Submitted Oct 22, 2007 9:16AM by Manfred - 4 comments
 
Rich Franklin Possibly Retiring?
(mmanews.com)
Mentioned in a report noting the various injuries Rich Franklin sustained during his UFC 77 fight with Anderson Silva is that the former UFC Middleweight Champion may be considering retirement. This wouldn't be good for UFC. Losing one hugely marketable star is bad enough, but losing 2 in just a couple weeks' time is even worse.
Submitted Oct 22, 2007 9:02AM by DCRage - 16 comments
 
M-1 bought by Sibling Entertainment Group, Monte Cox is CEO
(forbes.com)
Sibling Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SIBE) ["Sibling Holdings"] announced Sibling Theatricals, Inc. ["Sibling Theatricals"], a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sibling Entertainment Group, Inc., together with Garlin Holdings Limited as Managing Members, have formed Sibling Sports, LLC (a Delaware limited liability company) for the purpose of creating M-1 Global, LLC (a New York limited liability company), a new mixed martial arts organization. In addition, Monte Cox, a 13-year veteran of the mixed martial arts industry, was named President and CEO of M-1 Global.
Submitted Oct 22, 2007 8:40AM by LR - 6 comments
 
Another criticism of the UFC judging
(cbs.sportsline.com)
Have to say I agree with this guy.
Submitted Oct 22, 2007 5:28AM by mrsmiley - 13 comments
 
Monday Morning Reverie: ‘Spider' Venom
(sherdog.com)
Rich Franklin must be wondering what in the world he has to do to beat the Brazilian bomber known as Anderson Silva. Franklin was knocked out Saturday a second time at the hands (and feet and knees and elbows) of "The Spider." The Cincinnati native was able to keep his opponent at bay early, but it seemed that the defending UFC middleweight champion had suddenly figured out the American.
Submitted Oct 22, 2007 5:20AM by madmarck - 0 comments
 
Strikeforce 185-Pound Tourney Field Set
(sherdog.com)
Strikeforce announced Sunday the field for its Nov. 16 four-man middleweight tournament at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., tabbing Trevor Prangley Yuki Sasaki Jorge Santiagoand Falaniko Vitale for the first one-night tourney sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission.
Submitted Oct 22, 2007 5:19AM by madmarck - 3 comments
 
Misaki signs with Strike Force
(nokaut.com)
PRIDE's 2006 Welterweight Grand Prix champion, Kazuo Misaki has signed with the American-based Strikeforce organization. Surrounding his signing with the company was speculation that he may enter the upcoming four-man tournament, or face Cung Le, at the November 16 event in San Jose, California. Instead Misaki will not be fighting on the November 16 card, instead focusing on his teammate, Yuki Sasaki, in the tournament. Misaki is expected to debut with Strikeforce in early 2008. Misaki's last fight was a decision loss to Frank Trigg at PRIDE 33. Prior to the loss he defeated Denis Kang in the finals of PRIDE's 183-pound tournament. Misaki holds wins over PRIDE's 183-pound and 205-pound champion Dan Henderson, The Ultimate Fighter 3 finalist Ed Herman, UFC and PRIDE veteran Phil Baroni, and Jorge "Macaco" Patino.
Submitted Oct 21, 2007 10:32PM by cmill21 - 10 comments
 
Randy Couture’s manager responds to claims about Randy making millions
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
In a new report from Adam Swift at Sherdog, Randy Couture’s manager, Matt Walker, refutes claims from the Yahoo Sports report earlier in the week that Randy was making 3.25-3.75 million per fight: “When I first read the story on Yahoo! I actually laughed because they are so far from fact,” said Walker. “If he were getting $3.25-$3.75 million a fight then Randy’s compensation would not be an issue,” said the agent, who was lambasted by White as a Hollywood parasite after Couture announced his resignation on Oct. 11. “However, I can tell you those salary numbers for Randy are severely inflated and I would love to know where they got the information.”
Submitted Oct 21, 2007 9:29PM by Sam_Rothstein - 10 comments
 
Silva, Maia, Grice and Black Earn $40,000 UFC 77 Bonuses
(mmajunkie.com)
Anderson Silva, Demian Maia, Matt Grice and Jason Black all earned $40,000 bonuses for their UFC 77 performances on Saturday night. UFC President Dana White named the bonus recipients in a post-UFC 77 press conference.
Submitted Oct 21, 2007 4:23PM by madmarck - 8 comments
 
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