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UFC 85: Mike Swick vs. Marcus Davis (Exclusive
(mmamania.com)
Exciting welterweights Mike Swick and Marcus Davis will likely throw leather at UFC 85 in London, England, at the O2 Arena on Saturday, June 7, MMAmania.com learned earlier this afternoon. Swick and Davis have competed on different seasons of the mixed martial arts reality series, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), which airs on the SpikeTV network. And both fighters have achieved impressive results inside the Octagon since their respective seasons have wrapped. In fact, Davis has reeled off 11 straight wins since his loss to Melvin Guillard via technical knockout (cut) back in 2005. He has won his last four contests, stopping each of those opponents with a mix of submissions and knockouts. This will mark the third straight fight for the “Irish Hand Grenade” overseas — he most recently knocked out Jess Liaudin in the first round at UFC 80: “Rapid Fire” on January 19.
Submitted Feb 25, 2008 7:23PM by juanez13 - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Evan Tanner – MMA’s Maverick is Back
(ufc.com)
Evan Tanner’s boat had sunk – literally. A former UFC middleweight champion and one of the organization’s most popular fighters ever since he made his debut in the Octagon at UFC 18 back in 1999, Tanner had been out of action since an April 2006 win over Justin Levens, and by late 2007, his life was careening out of control, a journey he documented on the internet. In September of last year though, he got the sign he needed that the way he was living wasn’t productive and that he needed to make a change. It was a painful sign, as the 1939 sailboat he owned proved to be far from seaworthy, and it sunk in Mission Bay in California.
Submitted Feb 25, 2008 1:48PM by CornishMMA - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA Expo ~ Toronto - Mark your calendar
(mixedmartialartsexpo.com)
I got this email today. I thought I would post the information here. June 21 & 22, 2008 MMA Expo returns to Toronto ~ June 21 & 22, 2008 ~ International Centre [across from Pearson International Airport ] If you’re an MMA fighter or fight fan, a traditional martial artist, or you’re thinking about taking up martial arts, MMA Expo is YOUR show! Experienced Martial Artists Regardless of your skill level - junior to senior - we promise another year of outstanding hands-on seminars from the masters of Mixed and Traditional Martial Arts. From striking and take-downs to grappling and submissions, martial artists of all levels have a blast at MMA Expo training with some of the top instructors in the business. Check out these testimonials – Reserve your On-the-Mat Seminar Spot Today Over 1,000 have taken the MMA Expo seminars so far but space is limited. We've reduced the mat area by almost 50% to make room for other activities. Don’t miss out. Submit your Advance Registration Form today - General Admission – Only $12 Yup…only $12 including taxes…and there’s a TON of stuff to see and do. Self-Defense • Traditional Martial Arts • Gear • Fitness Nutrition • Tournaments • MMA Training • MMA Celebrities Novices: participate in FREE Martial Arts 101 sessions. Tell your friends! Volunteer at the Show Get a 1-day Training Pass in exchange for helping out on site. Have fun. Meet new people. Save money. Limited number of spots available. Help Spread the Word We would REALLY appreciate your help in promoting MMA Expo. Please take a moment now to forward this e-mail to all your friends and MA enthusiasts. Also please consider including the MMA Expo link in your blogs and website. Exhibitors – Reserve your Space Much of the show floor is dedicated to seminars and tournaments. Space is limited. And Early Booking Discounts expire March 15 - Hold Your Tournament at MMA Expo Give your competitors the opportunity to compete in front of HUGE crowds. Drop us a note with contact info and an overview of your event - Visit our Media Sponsors: Visit our Corporate Sponsors Need more information? Join us on-line at www.MixedMartialArtsExpo.com.
Submitted Feb 25, 2008 9:45AM by Rush - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Gary Goodridge "Kimbo Slice is a 2008 version of Mr. T"
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Gary Goodridge appeared on Fight Network Radio and had some unpleasant things to say about Kimbo Slice and also indicated that he would be more than willing to fight Kimbo: “‘Kimbo Slice’ is a 2008 version of ‘Mr. T,’” Goodridge told Fight Network Radio. “Was ‘Mr. T’ tough back then? No. Could he beat anybody back then? No, but he had the words, he had the lyrics, and he had the gold.” “Don’t come out telling people that you’re ‘Street Certified,’ that you can walk on the streets and punch out anybody, any man … you’re not afraid of nobody,” Goodridge said. “Man, I know people that will put him down and spank his ass.”
Submitted Feb 25, 2008 9:14AM by CornishMMA - 21 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
Leben Ready To Swim In The Deep Water
(mmaweekly.com)
Having gone from top Middleweight contender before running into Anderson Silva to down and almost out of UFC and back, Chris Leben looks to build on his latest winning streak and new UFC contract by taking on Alessio Sakara this Saturday at UFC 82.
Submitted Feb 25, 2008 7:42AM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Canadian Fighter Died Of Natural Causes
(mmaweekly.com)
An autopsy conducted on Canadian MMA fighter Rene Ayangma, who collapsed and died after a workout on February 19, shows that the fighter died of natural causes. The CBC reports a supplement Ayangma was taking is also being examined.
Submitted Feb 25, 2008 7:39AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
 
The Assassin’ Returns on April 2nd
(ufc.com)
With two spectacular wins over Keith Jardine and Alessio Sakara, Houston Alexander was the breakout star of 2007. Now, after suffering the first loss of his UFC career last November to Thiago Silva, ‘The Assassin’ is on the comeback trail and he will look to get back in the win column on April 2nd when he takes on James Irvin on Spike TV’s latest UFC Fight Night card.
Submitted Feb 25, 2008 1:41AM by RMFG_187 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Is BJ Penn the future of the UFC Lightweight Division?
(mmadiamond.googlepages.com)
BJ Penn is the current UFC Lightweight Champion when he defeated Joe Stevenson at UFC 80: Rapid Fire. He is one of the most talented fighters ever to grace the octagon. Is BJ really the future of a division as deep and talented as the UFC’s 155 lb division? Written by yours truly! What do you all think? I spent quite a bit of time on it but please let me know your thoughts! Thanks!
Submitted Feb 25, 2008 1:10AM by Diamondback2 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frank Trigg’s Fight Breakdown: Anderson Silva vs. Dan Henderson
(mmajunkie.com)
Who cares what Frank Trigg has too say right? Well if you do care, he is a MMAJunkie.com Writer now, and here is his most recent, his breakdown of Silva vs Hendo.
Submitted Feb 25, 2008 12:06AM by RMFG_187 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Halverson Eager to Make Good on His Second Shot in the UFC
(ufc.com)
19 seconds. That’s all it took for Roger Huerta to hand John Halverson his first UFC loss back in February of 2007, and while losing to the rising lightweight star is something that was experienced by 21 other mixed martial artists, the UFC 67 bout seemed almost too frantic, too fast to get a read on Halverson as a fighter on this level, and more than anyone, he knew it.
Submitted Feb 24, 2008 11:57PM by RMFG_187 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hermes Franca Released from UFC Contract
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC lightweight contender Hermes Franca has been released from his contract with the UFC, the 33-year-old confirmed in a recent message-board posting. Franca expects to return to competition in July when his current one-year suspension ends.
Submitted Feb 24, 2008 8:57PM by nickcuc547 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Karo Parisyan: “Who the hell is John Fitch?”
(fightline.com)
Karo “The Heat” Parisyan was the guest on the most recent edition of PWB's Official Podcast Hotline with Lex and Ian http://www.pwbpodcastlive.com. In a candid interview, Parisyan addressed several topics: On rumors that he “ducked” a fight with Jon Fitch: “That is bullcrap, that is like, absurd, I have never been offered to fight Jon Fitch in my life.
Submitted Feb 24, 2008 2:57PM by wolfman - 54 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Spider Goes to Hollywood
(cpcmovies.co.uk)
Anderson Silva was never supposed to be a champion. Instead, he was supposed to come into Ultimate Fight Night on June 28, 2006 and go down as a big win for fast-rising middleweight star Chris Leben, who seemed to be on his way to a title shot against then-champion Rich Franklin. But Silva took his opportunity on a big stage seriously and came in and knocked out the Ultimate Fighter (TUF) veteran. Had that fight between Leben and Franklin actually taken place, there is a very real possibility that Leben would have been flattened by the champ like his TUF compatriot Nate Quarry was at UFC 56. But Silva earned the title shot, trained his backside off, and went into UFC 64 and stunned the champion with a first round knockout. And the rest is history. Well, it’s more like current events.
Submitted Feb 24, 2008 12:08PM by ohiostate1016 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Henderson down for it
(bostonherald.com)
Dan Henderson’s last fight was against Quinton Jackson, the former Pride fighter who has taken the UFC by storm since joining the organization, establishing himself as arguably the best fighter in mixed martial arts. Henderson lost that UFC 75 light heavyweight championship bout in September, dropping a unanimous decision after battling Jackson for five grueling rounds. Though he’ll be dropping from the 205-pound division to the 185-pound middleweight division, the road won’t get any easier for Henderson. Anderson Silva, his opponent in Saturday’s middleweight championship fight at UFC 82 in Columbus, Ohio, is largely regarded as the top pound-for-pound fighter in MMA. Henderson wouldn’t have it any other way. “The challenge is what keeps me going,” Henderson said in a conference call Thursday. “It’s what keeps me motivated and training. It’s definitely something I get up for.”
Submitted Feb 24, 2008 8:59AM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sakara looks to make it in new division
(ufc.com)
The last time we saw Alessio Sakara in the Octagon was on January 19th, when he scored an impressive victory over James Lee by TKO in the first round. Prior to the bout, Sakara said it would be his last at 205 pounds. Now only 41 days later and 20 pounds lighter, "Legionarius" returns to action, taking on UFC veteran Chris Leben in what will be his first fight at 185 pounds.
Submitted Feb 23, 2008 11:32PM by RMFG_187 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Diego Sanchez -The Gift & The Curse
(ufc.com)
Talk to the “Nightmare”, Diego Sanchez, and you’ve entered a dialogue with raw unfettered determination wrapped inside a New Mexican mixed martial artist. It seeps into every statement that Diego makes, small or large, and keeps you alert, for you don’t know how optimistic you will rise with him.
Submitted Feb 23, 2008 11:31PM by RMFG_187 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
Silva confirms bout with Jardine
(mmaweekly.com)
There has been a lot speculation and hint dropping lately that a fight was brewing between former Pride fighter Wanderlei Silva and Ultimate Fighting Championship contender Keith Jardine. That fight is about to become a reality. “I’m leaving right now to sign the Jardine fight contract and you are the first ones to know officially,” said Silva on his website on Friday. “I am starting to train hard again to be able to get the victory.”
Submitted Feb 23, 2008 2:25PM by Daddyprimetime - 34 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 85: Brock Lesnar vs. Justin McCully
(bloodyelbow.com)
According to Justin on Inside MMA

Justin McCully Is pretty much a ground and pound guy. He has some submissions, but he's no Frank Mir. Basically, if he doesn't put Lesnar on his back, I don't see how he wins.
Submitted Feb 22, 2008 10:16PM by juanez13 - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Noons vs Edwards Official
(mmanews.com)
Just confirmed ATT's Yves Edwards will be fighting EliteXC 160# Champion KJ Noons April 26th in Hawaii for the title!
Submitted Feb 22, 2008 8:29PM by jae_1833 - 8 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
 
HDNet to Broadcast MFC Tonight, Strikeforce Tomorrow
(mmajunkie.com)
HDNet, the all-high-definition cable station geared toward MMA, will broadcast two major MMA events this weekend: “Maximum Fighting Championship 15: Rags to Riches” tonight and “Strikeforce at the Dome” tomorrow. Both events will be broadcast live. The MFC show features a main event between Pete Spratt (17-10), a UFC veteran and “The Ultimate Fighter 4” cast member, and prospect Ryan Ford (4-0). The event takes place at River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton. HDNet will air the event live from 9-12 p.m. ET. Saturday’s Strikeforce event features a main event between NFL lineman-turned fighter/kickboxer Bob Sapp (9-2-1) and undefeated boxer Jan “The Giant” Nortje (1-5). Other bouts include Maurice Smith vs. Rick Roufus, Joe Riggs vs. Cory Devela, and Jorge Masvidal vs. Ryan Healy. Should be a couple of good nights for fights, props to HDNet for getting more and more live MMA on TV for us. I'm hoping for a few quick stoppages on the MFC card as a guy that trains at my gym is fighting and it would be great if he gets some air time! Keep an eye out for Gavin Neil ,a really good MT guy (fighting Josh Groves) and give him a cheer if it makes it to air.
Submitted Feb 22, 2008 5:17PM by Bemin - 7 comments
Filed under: HDNet, StrikeForce, Other MMA Organizations
 
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