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Spike TV to air "UFC's Ultimate 100: Greatest Fights" marathon leading into UFC 100
It might just be time for mixed martial arts fans to mark July 11 completely off their calendars. Spike TV today announced it will air a five-hour marathon of the upcoming series "UFC's Ultimate 100: Greatest Fights" prior to the July 11 pay-per-view start of UFC 100, which takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The series, which will count down the bouts fans select as the top 100 UFC fights of all-time, debuts July 5 on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 6:45PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC submission aces Rousimar Palhares and Thiago Tavares eye fall returns from injury
UFC submission aces Rousimar Palhares (9-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Thiago Tavares (14-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will eye fall returns to action after being forced to withdraw from summer bouts due to injury. An elbow injury forced Tavares out of his The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale bout with Melvin Guillard, while Palhares had been scheduled to face Alessio Sakara at UFC 101 in August before a broken leg forced the middleweight out of the contest. Alex Davis, manager for both Palhares and Tavares, today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) both are progressing on schedule in their recoveries and will eye fall bouts in the UFC.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 6:44PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
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All 22 "Strikeforce Challengers: Villasenor vs. Cyborg" competitors issued medical suspensions
Unlike some states, Washington apparently issues all competitors a minimum one-week suspension. Paperwork was void of any details of each fighter's particular ailment, though suspension dates are listed below. * Joey Villasenor: Suspended indefinitely, doctor's clearance needed * Evangelista Cyborg: Suspended until July 19 * Tim Kennedy: Suspended until June 26 * Nick Thompson: Suspended until June 26 * Jorge Gurgel: Suspended indefinitely, doctor's clearance needed * Conor Heun: Suspended indefinitely, doctor's clearance needed * Sarah Kaufman: Suspended until June 26 * Shayna Baszler: Suspended until June 26 * Luke Rockhold: Suspended until June 26 * Corey Devela: Suspended until June 26 * Dennis Hallman: Suspended until June 26 * Justin Davis: Suspended until June 26 * Brian Caraway: Suspended until June 26 * Alex Zuniga: Suspended until June 26 * Lyle Beerbohm: Suspended until June 26 * Duane Ludwig: Suspended until June 26 * Landon Showalter: Suspended until June 26 * George Stork: Suspended until July 19 * Len Bentley: Suspended until June 26 * Marques Daniels: Suspended until July 19 * Steve Hadsel: Suspended until June 26 * Taylor Roberts: Suspended until Aug. 18
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 6:43PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
June 19 Strikeforce Challengers fighters salaries: Villasenor, Kennedy and Gurgel earn top pay
The list of official salaries includes: Joey Villasenor: $48,000 def. Evangelista Cyborg: $10,000 Tim Kennedy: $20,000 def. Nick Thompson: $15,000 Jorge Gurgel: $20,000 def. Conor Heun: $4,000 Sarah Kaufman: $8,000 def. Shayna Baszler: $8,000 Luke Rockhold: $7,000 def. Corey Devela: $7,500 Dennis Hallman: $10,000 def. Justin Davis: $2,000 Brian Caraway: $6,000 def. Alex Zuniga: $1,000 Lyle Beerbohm: $6,000 def. Duane Ludwig: $15,000 Landon Showalter: $3,000 def. George Stork: $1000 Len Bentley: $1,500 def. Marques Daniels: $1,500 Steve Hadsel: $3,000 def. Taylor Roberts: $1,000
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 6:42PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Che Mills Ramping Up For Another Run With BAMMA
The inaugural British Association of Mixed Martial Arts rolls into view Saturday night and C’he Mills for one can’t wait to get the event underway. “It’s the first show, but from what has been said so far it sounds good. I am just looking forward to getting in there,” explained the Gloucester based fighter, adding, “I fought three weeks ago as a warm-up in a local Somerset show. I won that, but now I am looking forward to the fight this weekend.” He faces Edgelson Lua in his first BAMMA bout.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 6:38PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Step Off! Anderson Silva & Lyoto Machida Have The Perfect Strategy
Why? Because the man himself, Royce Gracie, says so. Both these UFC Champions have come under fire for "elusive" fights that end without them getting hit and are perceived as boring, but Gracie says their winning iwthout taking damage is the perfect strategy for winning fights.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 12:24PM by DCRage - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jon Jones makes no bones about MMA skills
When Jon Jones was a kid, he frequently was the first player chosen in pickup basketball games. By his own admission, though, that was a mistake. Jones is no basketball player. With brothers Arthur and Chandler starring on the Syracuse University football team, he often was expected to be a star wide receiver or running back. But Jones chuckles and admits he's lucky if he can catch one of every three balls thrown his way.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 10:42AM by emfleek - 5 comments
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Misaki Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice
While it's not the most sensational MMA legal case this week, Kazuo Misaki has avoided jail time by pleading guilty to obstruction of justice in relation to a March traffic incident.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 8:48AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Broken toilet convinced Sapp to drop weight
Bob Sapp is fighting stateside in just a few days. It's good to see "The Beast" back. But don't be shocked if you see a smaller Sapp against pro wrestler Bobby Lashley on Saturday at Ultimate Chaos in Biloxi, Miss. After years of fighting in the 350-380 pound range, he's down to 320. It's a necessary move. Sapp's gas tank has always been shaky plus he's 35 years old now. All good reasons to trim weight plus when you break a toilet, you're too big.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 8:46AM by emfleek - 3 comments
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Bob Sapp is going to ‘wreck’ Bobbly Lashley at ‘Ultimate Chaos’
“[Bobby Lashley is] looking for a train wreck. I’m the train that’s going to wreck him. He’s expecting me to go three rounds … no. I’m going to knock him out. He’s looking for me? He’ll see me after I knock him out and he’s laying there looking up at me. Everybody’s going to see what ‘Ultimate Chaos’ means … me and Bobby Lashley.”
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 8:43AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Thiago Alves on Facing Georges St. Pierre at UFC 100: 'I Was Born For This'
Thiago Alves and Georges St. Pierre joined the media Thursday for a conference call regarding their UFC 100 welterweight title match. Suffice it to say, this matchup lacks the venom of St. Pierre's last championship defense against BJ Penn, as both combatants were quick to praise each other.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 8:41AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Rich Franklin Needs a New Contract Before He'll Take His Next UFC Fight
After his impressive win over Wanderlei Silva in the main event at UFC 99, Rich Franklin's future has been a subject of a great deal of speculation among UFC fans, with talk that he could fight a young up-and-comer like Luiz Cane or an Octagon legend like Chuck Liddell or Tito Ortiz. But Franklin said on this week's episode of ESPN.com's MMA Live that it's way too early to determine his next step because first he needs to renegotiate his contract. Franklin was asked whether he expected to headline UFC 103, which is tentatively scheduled for September 19 in Dallas, and he said he wasn't sure.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 8:40AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
As someone once said, “Good things come to those who wait.” That has never been more evident than it was recently for Strikeforce middleweight contender Joey Villasenor. After a year in limbo, predicated by the downfall of EliteXC and numerous fight delays, he finally returned to action last Friday victorious over Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos at the second edition of ShoMMA: Strikeforce Challengers Series on Showtime.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 8:39AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
WEC's Fredson Paixao literally worked his way from the floors up
As a boy in a poor Brazilian town in the heart of the Amazon, Fredson Paixao loved kung fu. Jiu jitsu, of course, is considered by many the martial art of choice in his native country. But Paixao loved the aerial displays of Bruce Lee movies, dreaming of making such flying moves. But, with a factory-working mother and three siblings, Paixao also had to find a way to earn some money. That need led him to a local dojo, where he swept the floors for the teacher he met through friends. As a tradeoff, the teacher gave him free jiu-jitsu lessons.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 8:36AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
Report: Cerrone vs. Henderson set for WEC in September, title implications not yet determined
Top WEC lightweight contender Donald Cerrone (10-1 MMA, 3-1 WEC) will meet fast-rising prospect Ben Henderson (9-1 MMA, 2-0 WEC) at an as-yet-unannounced WEC event in September according to a report from **********.com. Cerrone had been expected to compete in a lightweight title rematch with Jamie Varner, but recent complications in the champ's recovery process from a hand injury have forced the change in opponent for Cerrone.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 8:36AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: WEC
Georges St. Pierre: Thiago Alves Would Whip B.J. Penn
The rivalry between Georges St Pierre and BJ Penn is over in the sense that they're not going to step into the Octagon together again, but it's far from over in the sense that they're not going to stop talking about each other any time soon. Penn has repeatedly called St. Pierre a cheater, and St. Pierre, in a call to promote UFC 100, took a swipe at Penn in discussing his upcoming opponent, Thiago Alves.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 1:43AM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC putting its star power to the test with busy late 2009 schedule
With reports coming out that there could be as many as seven and possibly eight UFC fight cards in the final 19 weeks of 2009, matchmaker Joe Silva has his work cut out for him. Here is what's shaping up: 8/29 - UFC 102 (Portland) Main event: Randy Couture v. Antonio Nogueira 9/16 - UFN 19 (Oklahoma City) Main event: TBA 9/19 - UFC 103 (Dallas) Rumored main event: Cain Velasquez v. Shane Carwin; Matt Hughes v. Mike Swick 10/24 - UFC 104 (Los Angeles) Main event: Lyoto Machida v. Mauricio Rua 11/14 - UFC 105 (Manchester, England) Main event: TBA 11/21 - UFC 106 (Las Vegas) Main event: TBA 12/5 - TUF 10 Finale (Las Vegas) Main event: TBA 12/19 - UFC 107 (Las Vegas) Main event: Quinton Jackson v. Rashad Evans
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 1:42AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
"Bisping will out-wrestle Henderson", says Rampage's coach
Wolfslair wrestling coach Zach Light has made a bold prediction: he says Mike Bisping will out-wrestle Dan Henderson at UFC 100. "He will take Dan Henderson down more than one time in the fight. He will, that's how he is going to win the fight. That is how I see it. When they start trading I think Mike will win the scrambles. Dan is a great scrambler but in a scramble situation I think Mike is going to come out on top every time," he tells Fighters Only.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 1:40AM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Still disappointed by UFC 99 loss to Hardy, Davis seeks changes in MMA judging
Nearly two weeks after his UFC 99 split-decision loss to Dan Hardy, UFC welterweight Marcus Davis (16-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) still believes the win was awarded to the wrong fighter. But the 36-year-old realizes there's no sense in complaining over what could have been, and he's hoping for a chance to revisit the decision as soon as possible. In the meantime, Davis told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) he's hoping the criteria by which judges around the world determine winners and losers can be given a much-needed update and increased clarification.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 1:37AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
With champion Mike Brown on brief hiatus, WEC's featherweight title future remains undecided
With WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown's (22-4 MMA, 4-0 WEC) recent victories over top 145-pound contenders Urijah Faber and Leonard Garcia, the division's title picture was opened to several willing contenders. However, the organization is deep on talent, and several worthy potential adversaries have recently stepped forward. With two of the top options, Jose Aldo (15-1 MMA, 5-0 WEC) and Wagnney Fabiano (12-1 MMA, 2-0 WEC), hailing from the same Nova Uniao camp, WEC co-founder and general manager Reed Harris recently said the organization has yet to determine who Brown will face next.
Submitted Jun 26, 2009 1:36AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
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