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Edgar against Maynard at Fight Night 13 !!
(mmajunkie.com)
A UFC Fight Night 13 event already brimming with talent just got an extra heaping of star-power: undefeated lightweight Frankie Edgar (8-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has been booked to take on “The Ultimate Fighter 5” standout Gray Maynard (4-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) at the event.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 3:22PM by tuvok500 - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shogun vs. Chuck Confirmed UFC 85 London (June)
(tatame.com)
On the road going to Praia do Rosa in Santa Catarina, Brazil, where he will pass the carnival with his wife, Mauricio Shogun confirmed to TATAME the fight against Chuck Liddell in June in UFC. “I confirmed this fight yesterday. Everything is set to June and I hope to make a great fight and represent well my new team, the Universidade da Luta (Fight University)”, said Shogun, who is expecting to revenge the friend Wanderlei Silva, who was defeated by Liddell on UFC 79.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 1:53PM by wolfman - 59 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MacDonald Signs New UFC Deal
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC Middleweight Jason MacDonald has signed a new 4-fight deal with UFC, replacing his old deal that had 1 fight left. The new deal starts with his UFC 83 fight.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 12:42PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Filho-Sonnen Rematch in March, Last MW Fight?
(mmamania.com)
According to the Brazillian TATAME website, WEC Middleweight Champion and World #2 Middleweight Paulo Filho has accepted a rematch with Chael Sonnen, who Filho beat in December in a controversial fight. There are also rumors Filho will move up to Light Heavyweight (205) after this fight.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 12:35PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
Dana White: Canada Wil Be Biggest UFC Event Ever
(mmamania.com)
That's the latest big boast from UFC President Dana White, who is claiming UFC 83 will be a sellout and set the Canada attendance record and the UFC all-time record, currently 19,049 (also the North American attendance record).
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 12:30PM by DCRage - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Competition Draws Lesnar to MMA
(sherdog.com)
Brock Lesnar is a special kind of athlete. That is a given. But is he ready to step into the big leagues of mixed martial arts in only his second outing? That remains to be seen, at least until Saturday, when he climbs into the fabled Octagon to face former UFC champion Frank Mir.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 12:00PM by madmarck - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Two Q&A's with Rogerio Nogueira
(sherdog.com)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira spent the first part of 2007 dedicating himself to training boxing for the Pan-American Games. The Brazilian did well, capturing the bronze medal and losing only to the champion of his weight class. Now his focus is back on MMA, and he will face Todd Gouwenberg on Friday in Canada at Hardcore Championship Fighting. In two interviews with Sherdog.com, the first in Brazil with Gleidson Venga and the second the day before he fights in Canada, "Minotoro" discusses his return.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 11:59AM by madmarck - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews, Other MMA Organizations
 
‘K-Taro' Cuts Down for UFC Encounter
(sherdog.com)
With his back against the wall, Japanese standout Keita "K-Taro" Nakamura will look to take his first win in the Octagon on Saturday against TUF 5 alum Robert Emerson on the UFC 81 undercard in Las Vegas.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 11:58AM by madmarck - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
European Throwdown: France Comes to the Party
(sherdog.com)
There was a collective sigh of relief throughout mixed martial arts circles in France last Sunday when news broke that the government had legalized the sport after a long struggle. The country was the last of the major European nations that still banned MMA.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 11:57AM by madmarck - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, UFC
 
Loiseau Excited to be Back in the Cage
(sherdog.com)
It's been eight months since David Loiseau last stepped into a cage, and he just wants to fight. Finally, the popular Canadian middleweight will get his chance on Saturday when he takes on Jason Day at Hardcore Championship Fighting's "Destiny" event at Calgary's Stampede Corral.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 11:57AM by madmarck - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Minor Hitches at HCF Weigh-Ins
(sherdog.com)
CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 31 -- The upcoming weekend is a telling example of how the MMA floodgates have broken wide open. UFC, Bodog Fight, Cage Rage and a myriad of smaller shows are happening over the next few days, keeping fighters employed and fans entertained. Kicking the weekend off on Friday is Hardcore Championship Fighting. The Canadian promotion has scheduled a compelling lineup that will treat fans to a show of international proportions.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 11:56AM by madmarck - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Shogun NOT fighting in Canada, likely May/June return
(thefightnetwork.com)
When the UFC makes its Canadian debut on Saturday, April 19 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will not be a part of the roster. Rua – who is recovering from surgery last October to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee -- told the media in recent weeks that he was eyeing a fight in April, but the former PRIDE Fighting Championships Middleweight Grand Prix Champion will likely return to the Octagon in May or June. “We wanted it, but the UFC didn't have a spot available in April,” said a member of Rua’s camp. “They already have an opponent for him in June, although we were trying to have a fight in May.”
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 10:49AM by CornishMMA - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chuck interview talks possible Shogun fight.
(sportsillustrated.cnn.com)
SI.com: Just trying to throw you off your game. So what's next for you? Have you been told your next opponent? Liddell: Possibly Mauricia "Shogun" Hua. That's what they're saying. If it's the June fight, it will probably be in London. But my trainer is trying to get it moved to Vegas. Too far. (Liddell is based in San Luis Obispo, Calif.) SI.com: It was no secret you wanted that fight against Silva. Who do you want now? Liddell: Rampage [Quinton Jackson, who defeated Liddell last summer.] I want that fight again.
Submitted Jan 31, 2008 7:46PM by Copenhagen - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Apocalypse Now, as WWE Meets UFC
(sherdog.com)
January 31, 2008 by Tomas Rios (trios@sherdog.com) Brock Lesnar (Pictures) is headlining a UFC card. No, MMA has not turned into Bizarro world, and as far as I know, the end is not nigh. However, the former WWE poster boy and questionable tattoo connoisseur is making his UFC debut against Frank Mir (Pictures) in a match that elicits as much head scratching as headshaking. Don't give up just yet, though. This card delivers the goods with an interim title bout between PRIDE refugee Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira and the MMA community's favorite punching bag, Tim Sylvia (Pictures). Throw in the long-awaited return of Ricardo Almeida (Pictures) as well as the ongoing Tyson Griffin "Fight of the Year" tour, and you've got what shapes up to be a solid night of fistic entertainment. Besides, don't tell me you don't want to see the look on Lesnar's face when he realizes that the running lariat isn't viable in MMA. Nice breakdown of all the fights on the UFC 81 card, plus some great humor (had me Laughing out Loud a couple of times), worth checking out for sure.
Submitted Jan 31, 2008 6:23PM by Bemin - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stevenson, Mir To Host UFC 81 Parties
(mmajunkie.com)
If you’re in Las Vegas for Saturday’s UFC 81 event, you’ve got some entertainment options. UFC lightweight Joe Stevenson and UFC 81 co-main-event fighter Frank Mir have both organized UFC 81 parties for this week.
Submitted Jan 31, 2008 12:52PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC To Newcastle In '09, With Mohamed?
(mmajunkie.com)
The President of UFC's UK division has confirmed that UFC will return to Newcastle, England, sometime in 2009. He also specifically mentioned one area fighter who may be on the card: Cage Rage lightweight Abdul Mohamed.
Submitted Jan 31, 2008 12:51PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, CageRage
 
Dan Lauzon to be in upcoming episode of Tapout
(massmma.net)
From Massmma.net link at the bottom of post.... World Championship Fighting announces the filming of the "Tapout" reality show at the February 8 event. The Tapout Crew will be filming another episode of their self-titled reality show on the Versus network at the World Championship Fighting (WCF) event in Wilmington, Mass., on Feb. 8 where Brockton-native Dan Lauzon will be the featured fighter for the episode which documents the Tapout Crew's quest to search for the best up and coming Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the Country. As a testament to the phenomenal growth of Mixed Martial Arts, The Tapout Crew went from selling t-shirts out of a trunk in the parking lot at mixed martial arts (MMA) shows in California 10 years ago to building their company into the largest apparel brand in the sport. The Tapout Company now grosses millions of dollars per year, has their own magazine publication, their own television reality show and sponsors many of the top fighters in the world including those in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Their reality show follows their efforts - and antics - as they chose the latest fighter to sponsor. Members of the Tapout crew were recently featured on a recent CNBC documentary focusing on the MMA industry. The Feb. 8 WCF event takes place just 13 miles north of Boston off of I-93. In addition to a great night of fights, the WCF event features an autograph signing session for fans as well as a special guest appearance by UFC President Dana White. Ticket holders for the night's action will have access to a special autograph session including the following UFC and Pride Fighting veterans including: Marcus "the Irish Hand Grenade" Davis , Kenny "KenFlo" Florian, , and Jorge "El Conquistador" Rivera, Alex "The Assassin" Karalexis; Sean "The Gladiator" Gannon; Tamdan "The Barn Cat" McCrory and Murilo "Ninja" Rua. Catch the action live Friday, February 8, 2008 at the Aleppo Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington,
Submitted Jan 31, 2008 11:58AM by Salty - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Breaking News: Gomi to World Victory Road
(sherdog.com)
World Victory Road is set to announce the signing of Takanori Gomi, a source has confirmed to Sherdog.com. Gomi, 29, was one of MMA's most prized free agents following the Zuffa buyout of the PRIDE Fighting Championships last year. Gomi has been courted by several promoters in recent months, including K-1 and HERO'S parent company Fight Entertainment Group, as well as UFC and WEC company Zuffa. While the source could not confirm the length of Gomi's deal with WVR, the deal will see Gomi debut for the promotion on their March 5 Sengoku card at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 1. The Japanese standout will earn approximately $190,000 USD per bout.
Submitted Jan 31, 2008 5:06AM by CornishMMA - 16 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, PrideFC
 
MMANews.com Exclusive: Interview With Dan Henderson
(mmanews.com)
After his return to the UFC was spoiled by Quintin Jackson in a five round war for the Light Heavy weight title, Dan Henderson returns to his more natural weight of 185lbs and a world title shot against UFC Middleweight champ Anderson Silva. Henderson took the time to sit down with MMANews.com's own Chris Howie to discuss his upcoming fight along with a host of other topics including his transition back to the UFC and his interesting thoughts on WEC Middleweight champ Paulo Filho Good interview, with a few explosive comments about Filho.
Submitted Jan 31, 2008 1:20AM by Bemin - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paulão gives revenge to Sonnen at WEC, in March
(tatame.com)
WEC Champion at 84kg category, Paulão Filho gave Chael Sonnen a revenge, whom defeated at WEC 31, at 2007 December, with an arm-lock. According to Paulão Filho’s boxing coach, Josuel Distak, Sonnen asked for a revenge after the fight. “Last fight I had a lot of weight problems with Paulão, that’s why he wasn’t well. Sonnen asked for a revenge and we accepted. Thanks God this will be Paulão’s last fight at 84 category. After this fight he’ll go up to 93kg category”, said Distak.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 8:27PM by juanez13 - 11 comments
Filed under: WEC, Interviews
 
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