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Sengoku Announces More FWGP Participants
Perhaps not to be outdone by today's announcement of the DREAM Featherweight GP matchups, Sengoku has announced more participants today for it's own FWGP. The new additions include former Shooto Champion Hideki kadowaki and top US rising star LC Davis.
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 2:13PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
MMA Can Wait: Alistair Overeem Headed Back to K-1 to Face Remy Bonjasky Next?
Though he’s being courted by both the UFC and Strikeforce, where he is the reigning heavyweight champ, Alistair Overeem will likely have his next fight back in the K-1 ring. A report on MixFight.nl, translated by our trusty friend Robert at Free Fight Videos, says Overeem has accepted an offer to fight 2008 K-1 Grand Prix winner Remy Bonjasky at the end of March.
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 1:59PM by MMAcca - 14 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
Etim Doing His Homework On Newcomer Brian Cobb
Terry Etim may be fighting a relatively unknown quantity in the shape of UFC debutant Brian Cobb on Saturday night, but he wasn’t born yesterday. Cobb - who has a solid wrestling background and has won most of his fights by submission - told UFC.com yesterday that he is looking to stand and bang with Thai boxer Etim on Saturday night, but the Liverpool fighter is not buying that for a minute.
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 1:57PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Couture interview
Randy Couture interviewed at fashion show about UFC 99 and Cro Cop fight at about 1:10 into video
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 1:57PM by Shawn91111 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gouveia focused on Marquardt and possible title shot with a win
Wilson Gouveia trains at one of the best MMA training camps in the world, American Top Team. But even with the star-studded roster at ATT, almost every fighter there will point to Gouveia as the most talented fighter in the camp. Gouveia has tried to cultivate that talent in the light heavyweight division and had early success. After a loss to Keith Jardine in his first UFC bout, he rattled off four wins in a row before running into a speed bump that goes by the name Goran Reljic.
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 1:56PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rory Markham: “Pat Miletich invests himself 100 percent, he is the best trainer in the world”
At every UFC show, there is one fight designated by matchmaker Joe Silva as a potential show stealer. At UFC 95 this Saturday in London, the match expected to set the night on fire is Rory Markham against hometown star Dan Hardy. Hardcore fans know all about Markham’s penchant for amazing fights-UFC fans got a taste for the first time with his dynamic knockout of Brodie Farber at UFC Fight Night 14 this past July.
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 1:52PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
DREAM reveals opening-round match-ups for featherweight grand prix
The DREAM.7 fights include: * Masakazu Imanari (15-6-1) vs. Atsushi Yamamoto (12-5-1) * Hiroyuki Takaya (9-6-1) vs. Jong Won Kim (0-0) * Yoshiro Maeda (23-6-2) vs. Micah Miller (10-2) * Chase Beebe (11-3) vs. Joe Warren (0-0) * Bibiano Fernandes (3-2) vs. Takafumi Otsuka (8-3-1) * Abel Cullum (13-2) vs. Akiyo "Wicky" Nishiura (9-3-1) The tournament will be held at 63 kilograms (139 pounds) and concludes with a September finale.
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 1:50PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: Dream
Thompson Set For Sengoku
Confirming rumors that had been recently swirling around regarding his next appearance, the representative for James Thompson has announced that "The Colossus" will return to legit MMA action at World Victory Road Sengoku 7 on March 20. Thompson will face Jim York, who last fought at Sengoku 2.
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 1:32PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
Jon ‘Bones’ Jones: It’s not who you know, it’s how hard you work
I kind of had the impression they gave Stephan (Bonnar) the fight against me to give him a good comeback fight, fighting a guy who’s inexperienced. I didn’t want to be anyone’s stepping stone so I decided to reach out and grab this opportunity and make Stephan Bonnar my stepping stone … I knew beating Stephan would be gigantic for me. I believe you really don’t need the biggest name coaches to be successful in your career. I’m out here in a little small town in upstate New York, there is no one on my coaching staff you’ve ever heard of, but we know how to work hard and we know how to push ourselves. We proved it. You don’t need the big names to be successful. Electrifying light heavyweight prospect Jon Jones talks to host Larry Pepe on MMAmania.com’s exclusive presentation of Pro MMA Radio regarding his impressive win over Stephan Bonnar at UFC 94 “St. Pierre vs. Penn 2? on January 31. The national Junior College Champion out of Iowa Central Community College dropped out of school to pursue a career in mixed martial arts and is dispelling the myth that you have to align yourself with one of the big name training camps in order to be successful in MMA. It’s hard to argue with a guy who continues to consistently perform at his level at just 21 years of age. For the audio replay of Jones’ appearance click
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 12:42PM by SmileR - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Final UFC 97 Card Revealed
That sure didn't take long...just 2 days after UFC officials successfully negotiated a deal to keep UFC 97 in Montreal, the full card has been revealed. 5 fights are scheduled to air on PPV headlined by UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites.
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 11:28AM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kenny Florian / Kevin Kearns Seminar March 22nd in TORONTO
For any fans in Ontario or Northern US Kenny Florian and Kevin Kearns Seminar March 22nd. Two seminars and $100 for each and you get 3 Kearns DVDs for free which are worth $65 total. Decent deal. Wanted to pass it along..
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 10:50AM by JimmieDD - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
MMA bill advances in South Carolina
A bill that would allow mixed martial arts contests in South Carolina has advanced. With no debate, the bill won unanimous approval Tuesday from the House Labor, Commerce and Industry Committee. It now heads to the House floor. The increasingly popular sport combines elements of karate, judo, jujitsu and kickboxing. State law currently bans the fighting events.
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 9:54AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
New Frank Shamrock Audio Interview.
Since the beginning, Frank Shamrock has been a huge part of the success of the Strikeforce MMA promotion, and he always has a lot to say. Yesterday, Frank Shamrock spoke with 411’s Larry Csonka about Strikeforce, the fall of Elite XC, his loss to Cung Le, the necessity of a Fighters Union, the nonsense from his brother Ken and more!
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 9:06AM by tberg420 - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Couture At UFC 99: Promoting, Not Fighting
According to a source close to Randy Couture, the former UFC Champion will not be fighting at UFC 99 as previously rumored due to movie commitments and need for a proper 8 week training camp. Couture will, however, assist the UFC in a yet-undefined promotional role for the event.
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 6:40AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tapia Vs Tamura At WEC 40 In Chicago
Former World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight title challenger Manny Tapia will return to action at WEC 40 in Chicago as he takes on former Shooto lightweight champion Akitoshi Tamura. Tapia is coming off an unsuccessful bid to for the WEC bantamweight championship, being stopped by current champ Miguel Torres by strikes at WEC 37. The loss to Torres was Tapia’s first of his career. He’ll look to get back to his familiar winning ways at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago.
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 1:10AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
Gamburyan Moves To WEC Featherweight Division
After a disappointing split decision loss to Thiago Tavares at UFC 94, “The Ultimate Fighter” 5 runner-up Manny Gamburyan confirmed his drop to the featherweight division from his previous home at lightweight. “I don’t know if the cut is going to be hard or easy – I haven’t made 145 in almost 10 years – but I’m going to do it in a good way,” he told MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday. “I’m going to put together a beautiful training (camp).”
Submitted Feb 19, 2009 1:09AM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: WEC
Strikeforce Reveals Full 4/11 Card, No Carano
As expected, Strikeforce has revealed the full fight card for their 4/11 show. Half the fights still need an opponent but they are at least set, and SF revealed 3 fights for a tentative May show. Also, no Gina Carano on 4/11 at this point, May still seems likely for her next fight.
Submitted Feb 18, 2009 7:10PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
UFC 99 - Penn Vs Florian Headlines, CroCop/Couture Not On Card
Randy Couture is not fighting Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filopovic at UFC 99 in Germany, Fighters Only can confirm. Rumours emerged today that the former heavyweight champion would be fighting the Croatian kick boxer on the UFC’s first venture into continental Europe. But Fighters Only’s source says that Couture is not interested in fighting Filopovic on the June card, and has declined to appear on the June card at all. The same source said that BJ Penn will headline UFC 99 in a lightweight title defence against Kenny Florian.
Submitted Feb 18, 2009 5:16PM by MMAcca - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
''Bisping Is One Fight From A Title Shot''
Michael Bisping is just one fight away from being thrown into the middleweight title mix, according to UFC president Dana White. Speaking to Fighters Only recently, White revealed that "people keep asking, when is he going to fight Anderson Silva?" "Mike's a great fighter, we saw that when we first came to the UK and first met him," he said. "But things take time, you got to build a guy up and give him his time.
Submitted Feb 18, 2009 5:08PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
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