Sign In


Keep me logged in

Page 1278 - 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.
UFC 2009: Undisputed Topping Charts in UK
While THQ’s UFC 2009: Undisputed has been a solid hit on US shores, the game has also made its’ mark in the international market. The game debuted on the top of the charts, according to Brit gaming tracker el33tonline: The All Formats UK Software Chart top ten follows below: * UFC 2009: Undisputed (THQ) * Pokemon Platinum (Nintendo) * EA Sports Active (EA) * Wii Fit (Nintendo) * Fifa 09 (EA) * X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Activision Blizzard) * Wii Play (Nintendo) * Mario Kart Wii (Nintendo) * My Fitness Coach (Ubisoft) * Call of Duty: World at War (Activision Blizzard) At No. 1, UFC 2009: Undisputed debuts in the software chart, with a console sales split of 52% on Xbox *** and 48% on PS3. That level of success with the game in the UK shows that the UFC is becoming further entrenched in the sporting and cultural environment of the Brits and only bodes well for the future.
Submitted May 26, 2009 12:43PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
Aoki, Manhoef, Filho Among DREAM 10 Additions
During today's DREAM 9 event, several announcements were made regarding DREAM 10. Announced fighters for 10 included Shinya Aoki-who will not face DREAM Lightweight Champion Joachim Hansen as was expected, former WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho and his opponent-feared striker Melvin Manhoef. Also announced was current DEEP Lightweight Champion Katsunori Kikuno vs. Andre Amade.
Submitted May 26, 2009 12:42PM by DCRage - 15 comments
Filed under: Dream
Mousasi vs. Belfort Set For Affliction 3
After beating Mark Hunt earlier today at DREAM 9, Gegard Mousasi revealed that he will make his US debut on August 1 at Affliction 3. He will face Vitor Belfort at a weight yet to be determined.
Submitted May 26, 2009 12:37PM by DCRage - 22 comments
Filed under: Affliction
Jose Canseco loses MMA debut
to not surprise, Canseco lost his MMA debut in Japan to Hong Man Choi. To sum it up, steroid head Canseco threw some silly punches and kicks until he knocked himself off balance and fell to the ground. Choi then jumped on him and started some G n P punching forcing Canseco to tap out due to fear at 76 seconds into the 1st round I would like to see Canseco vs Fedor or someone who can just play with him and then literally knock his head off with 1 hit, or Cro Cop leg kick to shut Canseco up forever...but those guys are too good to even contemplate a fight with Canseco (DC Edit: Made link working link. Please read the guidelines for posting news items before posting, thanks)
Submitted May 26, 2009 11:20AM by tallica62 - 13 comments
Filed under: Dream
WEC 42 Moved Up To August 9
MMA fans just got a double dose of big shows in early August. There are reports that WEC 42, originally scheduled for late August, has now been moved up to August 9 in Las Vegas according to the NSAC. That puts the WEC event, to be headlined by Miguel Torres vs. Brian Bowles, the day after UFC 101 in Philadelphia.
Submitted May 26, 2009 9:39AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
Fight Biz: "Mask's" vision sets course for future of Tapout
Charles Lewis Jr. always had been a visionary. Whether it was creating what's grown into a multi-million-dollar apparel company from the back of a pickup truck or spotting unlocked potential in an aspiring mixed martial artist, the man most knew as "Mask" instilled success in himself and those whose lives he touched. Along with co-founder Dan "Punkass" Caldwell and partner Timothy "Skyskrape" Katz, Lewis built Tapout into the most recognized clothing brand in MMA. And, he possessed a clear vision of the company's future.
Submitted May 25, 2009 11:28PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Clay Guida Removed From UFC Undisputed 2009
Popular lightweight fighter, Clay Guida, was originally slated to be on the video game’s roster but had to be removed because of his hair. THQ had reportedly offered Guida money to cut his hair so that they could keep him in the game but Guida apparently turned down the offer.
Submitted May 25, 2009 4:48PM by Wolfenstein - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
Miguel Torres vs Brian Bowles set to headline WEC 42 on Aug. 9 in Las Vegas
WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres and top undefeated challenger Brian Bowles will finally collide at WEC 42, which has been confirmed to take place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, August 9. Earlier reports had pegged the show to go down on Aug. 16; however, MMAmania.com has been able to independently confirm the new date after seeing a report on NWI.com this morning.
Submitted May 25, 2009 1:00PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC
Rory Markham vs TJ Grant planned for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 finale on June 20
Hard hitting slugger Rory Markham (16-5) is set to do battle with UFC sophomore TJ Grant (14-2) in a welterweight match up at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 Finale at “The Pearl” at the Palms Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 20. MMAmania was informed of the bout by Grant’s camp earlier today.
Submitted May 25, 2009 12:59PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Official Dream 9 Weigh in Results
Check out the official weigh in results and pictures for tomorrow's Dream 9 event, live on HDNet.
Submitted May 25, 2009 12:12PM by BrutalKnockOut - 13 comments
Filed under: Dream, General MMA
Initial "Strikeforce Challengers" event earns $81K gate
Strikeforce's debut "Strikeforce Challengers" event, held May 15 in Fresno, Calif., drew 2,322 paid attendees for a live gate of $81,395. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently requested and received the official attendance figures from the California State Athletic Commission. The inaugural "Strikeforce Challengers" event took place at the Save Mart Center. The 16,000 seat arena was scaled down to 4,500 seats in preparation for the crowd size Strikeforce expects for its developmental series shows.
Submitted May 25, 2009 9:51AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Dan Lauzon vs. Chris Horodecki planned for Affliction III in August
A fight that was originally scheduled to take place at Affliction's January event has instead been arranged for the organization's as-yet-unannounced third show. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the event that lightweights Chris Horodecki (12-1) and Dan Lauzon (14-2) have agreed to meet at Affliction III. While official details have not been released, the organization's third show is expected to be held on Aug. 1 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Submitted May 25, 2009 9:49AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: Affliction
Machida and Rampage to coach TUF 10?
Now that Lyoto Machida has cemented himself as the #1 light heavyweight in the world, the next step for him is to defend his title, and possibly build his reputation with more fans all over the world. A natural step to build that bridge would seem to be placing Machida on the next season of the "Ultimate Fighter" reality show, and have him opposite his next opponent, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, who previously served on the show during season 7. UFC president Dana White was asked point blank if the coaches for the tenth season of the show had been picked, and while he was able to confirm they have been chosen, he wouldn't divulge any names. "I'm not going to tell you. We start filming on the 1st and there's a media day on like the 2nd or 3rd. All your questions will be answered then," White responded.
Submitted May 25, 2009 9:21AM by Ordep - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White Laid Ground Work for Lyoto Machida vs Quinton Rampage Jackson in 2006
The victory on Saturday was a validation of his investment in the Machida's tactical, karate-based style, which drew early criticism from fans. "We bought the WFA to acquire his contract and Rampage's," added White. "I've always thought this kid was talented." Dana made that investment back at the end of 2006 and Rampage was already well-enough known to be part of the story when the purchase was made, but Lyoto was not.
Submitted May 24, 2009 11:06PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana Makes It Official: Rampage Gets Next Title Shot
In a fight that will be announced soon, Dana White has confirmed that, as expected, Quinton Jackson will be the first challenger to new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Ryoto (Lyoto) Machida. Rampage actually was to have gotten the fight last night but injuries after UFC 96 forced him to sit it out.
Submitted May 24, 2009 7:00PM by DCRage - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Returns To Los Angeles In October
At last night's UFC 98 post-fight press conference, Dana White announced UFC will make only it's second trip ever to Los Angeles on 10/24 for what could be UFC 104. The only prior UFC event held in LA to date is UFC 60, headlined by Matt Hughes vs. Royce Gracie.
Submitted May 24, 2009 8:57AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
UFC 98 Bonuses, Attendance, Live Gate
UFC announced the bonuses of the night last night after UFC 98, with $60,000 going to each winner. They also claimed over 12,000 paid for the event for a $3.4 million gate.
Submitted May 24, 2009 8:56AM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Former Owner of Premier Fighter Indicted
Forbes is reporting that the gentleman with ties to the MMA apparel line Premier Fighter has been indicted on multiple charges related to fraud, money laundering and other criminal activity: A federal grand jury has indicted a 37-year-old Nebraska man, alleging he operated a Ponzi scheme that caused investors to lose about $4 million from 2006 to 2008. Matthew Anselmo of Bellevue is accused of misappropriating investment and loan funds from 13 people to pay off previous investors and business debts, underwrite his gambling and buy a residence and vehicles. The 27-count indictment, announced Friday, also charges Anselmo with mail fraud, money laundering and possessing counterfeit checks with the intent to deceive other people. Anselmo was owner, operator and manager of M&M Marketing and Premier Fighter. Premier Fighter sold mixed martial arts-related apparel. There had been talk in MMA circles about Premier Fighter allegedly not paying fighters after the fighters wore Premier Fighter during their bouts during Anselmo’s ownership, with many threads on the UG detailing this. Premier Fighter had been distributed by Hitman Fight Gear (and therefore by TapouT) before Hitman parted ways with Premier during the Fall of last year. This indictment sounds like the other show dropping in relation to these earlier troubling reports.
Submitted May 24, 2009 8:25AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Paul Daley Vs Jay Hieron At Affliction:Trilogy In August (*UPDATED - Now OFFICIAL*)
A fantastic welterweight match up between the last reigning Cage Rage and International Fight League (IFL) 170-pound champions, Paul “Semtex” Daley (21-8-2) and Jay “The Thoroughbred” Hieron (17-4), has been added to the Affliction 3 card, rumored for August 1 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. according to MMAFanhouse.
Submitted May 23, 2009 7:28PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: Affliction
  » June 2018
  » May 2018
  » April 2018
  » March 2018
  » February 2018
  » January 2018
  » December 2017
  » November 2017
  » October 2017
  » September 2017
  » August 2017
  » July 2017
  » June 2017
  » May 2017
  » April 2017
  » March 2017
  » February 2017
  » January 2017
  » December 2016
  » November 2016
  » October 2016
  » September 2016
  » August 2016
  » July 2016
  » June 2016
  » May 2016
  » April 2016
  » March 2016
  » February 2016
  » January 2016
  » December 2015
  » November 2015
  » October 2015
  » September 2015
  » August 2015
  » July 2015
  » June 2015
  » May 2015
  » April 2015
  » March 2015
  » February 2015
  » January 2015
  » December 2014
  » November 2014
  » October 2014
  » 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