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UFC Fight Night 13 Targeted for April 2 in Colorado
The UFC and Spike TV are finalizing details of a UFC Fight Night event that will precede the debut episode of “The Ultimate Fighter 7,” which will take place April 2. Multiple sources closes to the event recently confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) a variety of details.
Submitted Jan 8, 2008 11:08AM by TNunley - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Update on Kongo-Herring Bout, now scheduled for UFC 82
Update: This fight is scheduled to happen at UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion” and not UFC 81: “Breaking Point.” Apologies for any confusion. Cheick Kongo (11-3-1) and Heath Herring (27-13) with meet in a heavyweight clash at UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion” on March 1 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio
Submitted Jan 8, 2008 9:43AM by Franklinfan47 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
The Tuesday Takedown 01.08.08
In this week's edition of The Tuesday Takedown we'll take a look at the confirmation of Georges St. Pierre vs. Matt Serra, Lyoto Machida's offered fight against a former 205 lb. contender, a couple of names dropped from UFC's roster, Gina Carano's debut on American Gladiators and more!
Submitted Jan 8, 2008 7:23AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, EliteXC
UFC 81: Cheick Kongo vs. Heath Herring
Cheick Kongo (11-3-1) and Heath Herring (27-13) with meet in a heavyweight clash at UFC 81: “Breaking Point” on February 2 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Submitted Jan 8, 2008 12:29AM by jay98107 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rob Emerson vs. Keita Nakamura Set for UFC 81
The UFC recently announced a slew of official UFC 81 fights, and one that is a welterweight bout between “The Ultimate Fighter 5” cast member Rob Emerson (6-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Keita Nakamura (14-2-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC). Emerson will take on Nakamura, a veteran of the Japanese fight scene. Nakamura headed to the U.S. for his octagon debut in December 2006, but the trip thus far hasn’t been a success; he’s suffered unanimous-decision losses to both Brock Larson (UFC Fight Night 7) and Drew Fickett (UFC Fight Night 9) — the first losses of his four-year career. Back in November, he returned to Japan and posted a first-round knockout victory over Takefumi Hanai (2-3-2) in a smaller fight promotion. The Emerson-Nakamura fight will appear on the night’s un-televised preliminary card.
Submitted Jan 7, 2008 10:17PM by juanez13 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
Nsac Revises Attendence & Revenues For UFC 79
The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday updated the attendance figures and revenues for UFC 79, which took place Dec. 29 at Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. The Ultimate Fighting Championship event featured the interim welterweight title bout between Georges St-Pierre and Matt Hughes and the highly anticipated fight between Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva. The total live gate was updated from $4,934,500 to $4,994,500 and the attendance from 10,968 to 11,075. The UFC also held a closed circuit viewing of the event at Mandalay Bay. The original numbers for the closed circuit viewing were an attendance of 541 for a gate of $27,050. Those figures have also been revised to 1,311 tickets sold for a gate of $65,550.
Submitted Jan 7, 2008 6:55PM by juanez13 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
The business of MMA in 2008
In 2007, the sport of mixed martial arts garnered unprecedented mainstream sports acceptance, gracing the covers of ESPN The Magazine and Sports Illustrated . Media outlets that one year ago wouldn't have touched MMA were suddenly proclaiming it as the fastest growing sport in the country, and even the replacement for traditional boxing. But the reality is a little different. As this past year showed, the respective ups and downs of the UFC and pro boxing aren't related. Boxing had its biggest year ever on pay-per-view television, and while UFC didn't have the two incredible draws which turned 2006 into its biggest year – Tito Ortiz's matches with Ken Shamrock and Chuck Liddell – business solidified. Of the 15 biggest PPV events of 2007 in North America, UFC had eight, to four for boxing and three for World Wrestling Entertainment (numbers are not yet available for UFC 78 and November and UFC 79 in December, both of which are expected to crack the Top 15). In 2006, those numbers were six each for boxing and UFC and three for WWE. Boxing's record year really consisted of two gigantic fights: Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather and Mayweather-Ricky Hatton. UFC did the most consistent business, and WWE, with the exception of a stellar Wrestlemania and strong SummerSlam, has faded in comparison.
Submitted Jan 7, 2008 5:47PM by Bemin - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Other Combat Sports
Palaszewski training with Matyushenko, Arlovski, Curran for rematch with Taurosevicius
By Chris Yucus International Fight League lightweight slugger Bart Palaszewski is leaving Pat Miletich’s tutelage for the Chicago-based IFL team. According to Palaszewski, the team will be affiliated with former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski’s team and trainers and will include former Chicago Red Bear Mark Miller (8-2) and IFL light heavyweight champion Vladimir Matyushenko (20-3). [...]Palaszewski (28-10) expects a title shot if he can get past his next fight, which he said will be on Friday, April 4. It will be a rematch of his controversial submission loss to Deividas Taurosevicius (9-2) at the 2007 IFL World Championship last September in Hollywood, Fla.
Submitted Jan 7, 2008 4:50PM by AchillesHeel - 0 comments
Filed under: IFL, Fight Camp / Team
Arlovski fights again!!!!!
I don't know if its been posted already (sorry if it has) but Arlovski fighting again is big news! The man looks hungry and a "healthy relationship" with the UFC can only be a good thing right?!
Submitted Jan 7, 2008 4:44PM by SmileR - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Hector Lombard and UFC Vet Jordan Radev Booked for “CFC #3?
Would-be UFC fighter Hector Lombard (14-2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and former UFC middleweight Jordan Radev (11-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) have been booked for the Feb. 15 Cage Fighting Championship’s “CFC #3” event in Sydney, Australia. As agent Ken Pavia reported in today’s column for MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), Radev was recently dropped from the UFC. He confirmed the bout with Lombard this afternoon.
Submitted Jan 7, 2008 4:23PM by TNunley - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Report: EliteXC Lands Eddie Alvarez, Books Him for Jan. 25 “ShoXC” Main Event
Former BodogFight welterweight champion Eddie Alvarez (11-1), a hard-hitting 23-year-old who’s finished 10 of his 11 career victories via strikes, has signed a three-fight deal with EliteXC and will battle Ross Ebanez (16-5) in the organization’s Jan. 25 “ShoXC” main event in Atlantic City, N.J.
Submitted Jan 7, 2008 4:22PM by TNunley - 1 comment
Filed under: EliteXC
The Evolution of The Ultimate Fighter
With former winner of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) reality show Joe “Daddy” Stevenson set to face BJ Penn for the Interim UFC Lightweight Title at UFC 80, I started thinking about how important the show has been to the UFC.
Submitted Jan 7, 2008 4:03PM by ohiostate1016 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
Cummo Vs. Fioravanti Set For UFC 82
Luke Cummo has revealed on his website that Luigi Fioravanti will be his opponent at UFC 82 in March. Cummo takes a 2-fight win streak into the fight, while Fioravanti has lost his last 2 UFC fights.
Submitted Jan 7, 2008 2:24PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 81 Site is Up
81.ufc.com Brock talks a lot of smack saying he's going to do a bunch of things to Mir and Mir seems pretty composed. I don't know what to think of the trailer for the event I don't really like seeing WWE wrestling clips meshed in with UFC. Also on the card is Sylvia vs. Nogueira. Dana White and Joe Rogan mention how Tim looked great in his last fight and Nog didn't. If it goes to the ground Nog has an advantage but Nog still has good standup to. The heavyweight event takes place Saturday Feb. 2nd
Submitted Jan 7, 2008 11:32AM by kevietre - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dan Henderson: Anderson Silva Doomed in “Clinch Game”
PRIDE 185-pound champion Dan Henderson is less than two months away with his UFC 82 title fight with UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva, and in a recent interview with our friend Steve Sievert at the Houston Chronicle, Henderson says he’s expecting nothing short of victory. In fact, Henderson is confident he’ll beat Silva at his own game.
Submitted Jan 7, 2008 9:41AM by TNunley - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC
8 matchups for '08
Matchmaking, as any good talent relations chair will tell you, involves a great deal more than just coming up with an exciting fight. Like Kasparov staring down a chessboard, matchmaking involves thinking three or four moves ahead, preparing promotional strategies for all possible outcomes and determining what a match result will mean for business a year or more down the road -- not to mention navigating the myriad of contractual, personal and physical issues that can undermine plans. It's a thankless job. Credit for a good fight goes to the athletes, and blame for a somnolent mess falls on the beleaguered matchmaker. (Fun fact: Joe Silva began his UFC career at a sturdy 6-foot-2. True story.) Thankfully, this space doesn't need to concern itself with responsible thinking. To that end, here are eight bouts that would make 2008 a happier new year for fans.
Submitted Jan 7, 2008 7:58AM by Bemin - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Marcus Davis Enterview
Submitted Jan 6, 2008 10:40PM by jgtribbett - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Gina Carano is an american gladiator !!
Gina Carano is a gladiator on the new show American gladiator on NBC !! She will kill someone for sure !! lol
Submitted Jan 6, 2008 9:12PM by tuvok500 - 12 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, Miscellaneous
Wanderlei Silva on UFC 79, move to middleweight, Liddell rematch
LAS VEGAS — Both his eyes remain blackened, a week after one of the greatest fights in UFC history. A streak of blood covers the white of one of those eyes. Wanderlei Silva is in pain. But it’s not the beating Chuck Liddell put on him at the Mandalay Bay Events Center exactly one week earlier that is hurting Silva on this chilly Southern Nevada Saturday night. “Here,” Silva says, pounding his chest. “This is where it hurts.“
Submitted Jan 6, 2008 8:07PM by telnights - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC
Baroni: EXC, WEC Offers On Table
Former UFC fighter Phil Baroni says that he has received offers from EliteXC and WEC recently, as well as an offer from Japan.
Submitted Jan 6, 2008 7:35PM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, WEC
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