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The Year Of Gonzaga Begins At UFC 96
The heavyweight division in the UFC may crown the next top contender on Saturday night as Brazilian Gabriel Gonzaga tries to take one more step towards his championship dreams as he faces undefeated prospect, Shane Carwin, in Columbus, OH at UFC 96. For Gonzaga, the opponent has never mattered as much as the challenge, and he knows that Carwin is the real deal and a very tough opponent. "Carwin is a big guy with great power and wrestling background. Great fighter, undefeated and (he's) been training in a great camp," Gonzaga said about his opponent in an exclusive interview with MMAWeekly.com.
Submitted Mar 4, 2009 1:25AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
The Miller Brothers Lead By Example
When brothers Dan and Jim Miller signed on with the UFC, many fans were not familiar with the New Jersey tandem, but it didn't take long for just about everybody to take notice of what they were doing right. Dan Miller is now a perfect 3-0 in the Octagon with his last win coming against former NCAA champion wrestler Jake Rosholt in early February. His brother, Jim Miller, currently sits at 2-0, and is looking for a third win next weekend when he faces Gray Maynard at UFC 96.
Submitted Mar 4, 2009 1:23AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Wesley "Cabbage" Correira Fails Drug Test
The UFC and Rumble on the Rock veteran's pre-fight drug test came back positive for marijuana, registering a staggering 700 ng/mL of the drug in his system. As [Assistant Executive Officer of the CSAC Bill] Douglas earlier told MMAInsider, "anything above 50 ng/mL is a truely active user." Correira's suspension is retroactive to the missed fight and runs until Aug. 12, 2009. He is also fined $1,000.
Submitted Mar 4, 2009 1:19AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
At Last – Hughes to Face Serra at UFC 98
It’s a grudge match that has boiled for close to two years, and finally, on Saturday, May 23rd, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, former UFC welterweight champions Matt Hughes and Matt Serra will meet on the undercard of the Brock Lesnar vs Frank Mir heavyweight championship bout that headlines UFC 98.
Submitted Mar 4, 2009 1:14AM by Bowen50 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dan Miller vs Yushin Okami completes UFC 98
Believe it or not, but UFC 98: “Lesnar vs. Mir 2? just got better. Former number one middleweight contender Yushin Okami will return to the Octagon to challenge surging 185-pound stand out Dan Miller at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 23. Okami bested Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Dean Lister at UFC 92: “The Ultimate 2008? in Dec. 2008, re-establishing himself as a top contender in the middleweight division. “Thunder” was the front runner to challenge 185-pound stalwart Anderson Silva for his division title before the Lister match; however, he was sidelined with a hand injury that temporarily derailed his championship aspirations.
Submitted Mar 3, 2009 11:40PM by Franklinfan47 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
10 March Tussles Worth Watching
Despite a lack of star power, February was a solid month for mixed martial arts. The Nate Marquardt-Wilson Gouveia and Nick Thompson-Paul Daley fights -- Sherdog.com’s top-ranked bouts for the month -- delivered the goods as far as all-out action between evenly matched opponents was concerned. The signs for March are similar. Most of the sport’s top pound-for-pound talent will not return until summer, so guys like Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Aleksander Emelianenko will get their chance to shine. With tough opponents like Keith Jardine and Ibragim Magomedov in their way, fans are guaranteed competitive matchups.
Submitted Mar 3, 2009 7:50PM by mentalcase - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, World Victory Road / Sengoku, Dream, General MMA
A middleweight tilt between American Top Team fighter Alessio Sakara and Roufusport fighter Alan Belcher appears set to take place at UFC 99 in Germany. Sources close to both camps said the fighters have agreed to the June 13 fight. Bout agreements should be signed shortly.
Submitted Mar 3, 2009 7:40PM by mentalcase - 15 comments
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UFC 99 press conference in Germany
The article is in German, but there are a lot of photos at the bottom
Submitted Mar 3, 2009 6:55PM by Shawn91111 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
‘Baby Fedor’ Kirill Sidelnikov tests positive for steroids …
“Kirill Sidelnikov, who last competed at Affliction’s Day of Reckoning event on January 24, has been suspended for testing positive for Stanozolol. The suspension period is retroactive to the conclusion of the bout on January 24 and runs through January 18, 2010. He has been fined $2,500. The mere presence of Stanozolol in the system constitutes a violation under the new testing procedures for CSAC.”
Submitted Mar 3, 2009 2:34PM by MMAcca - 23 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Stefan Struve and Paul Taylor added to UFC 99
Just one week after losing to Junior dos Santos at UFC 95, Dutch heavyweight Stefan Struve (16-3) is wasting no time in looking for his first win in the UFC. According to a report from British MMA Magazine Fighters Only, Struve and British welterweight Paul Taylor (9-4-1) have both been offered fights for UFC 99, however their opponents are currently unknown and bout agreements have yet to be signed.
Submitted Mar 3, 2009 1:13PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
The field is set for Sengoku's March 20 featherweight grand prix
With the addition of Kim Jong Man (3-5-2), World Victory Road has set the field for its 16-man featherweight grand prix, which commences March 20 at the organization's Sengoku Seventh Battle event. Man, a K-1 and DEEP veteran who's 0-3-2 in his past five fights, took the last spot in the tournament, which features the likes of L.C. Davis, Nam Phan, Michihiro Omigawa and others. Sengoku Seventh Battle takes place at the National Yoyogi Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, and airs live in North America on HDNet.
Submitted Mar 3, 2009 1:11PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
Top Rung Off Limits, Jardine Climbing Ladder
Whether Keith Jardine is first, second, or third in the light heavyweight hierarchy, the important thing is that he’s there in the first place. “I’m probably like the third person asked to the prom on this one, I think,” he said of his UFC 96 fight with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson during a media teleconference. “But I got a call and couldn’t turn it down.” The announcement that he’d face the former UFC light heavyweight champion was dropped on fans during the telecast for UFC 93, scrapping earlier reports he would face Brazilian prospect Luis Cane at UFC 97.
Submitted Mar 3, 2009 1:07PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
WEC's First PPV Possibly In June
The long-rumored PPV debut of WEC appears to be getting closer. Although some contractual hurdles must first be cleared, it seems like it'll happen in June in Sacramento, CA, and be headlined by the rematch of WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Brown vs. Urijah Faber for the title, assuming WEC can re-sign soon-to-be-free-agent Faber, which is expected soon.
Submitted Mar 3, 2009 12:08PM by DCRage - 24 comments
Filed under: WEC
Wand Wants Fourth Fight With Rampage As Career Finale
Wanderlei Silva may have dropped down to middleweight, but he still sees at least one more light-heavyweight match in his future. The Brazilian veteran says that, while he is not yet considering retirement, he has already decided that he would like the last match of his career to be against long-term rival Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson.
Submitted Mar 3, 2009 1:40AM by MMAcca - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Las Vegas, NV (USA) – Long considered the most prestigious title in mixed martial arts, the UFC Heavyweight Championship currently rests in the hands of two men – Champion Brock Lesnar and interim belt holder Frank Mir. On Saturday, May 23rd, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, Lesnar and Mir will meet to not only determine an Undisputed UFC Heavyweight Champion, but to settle some very personal business they began in this same city over a year ago.
Submitted Mar 2, 2009 10:19PM by Bowen50 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ken Shamrock vs Bobby Lashley CONFIRMED!
Sources close to Bloody Elbow can exclusively confirm that the heretofore unnamed opponent of former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley set to square off at Roy Jones Jr.'s mixed boxing and MMA event known as "March Badness" is none other than Ken Shamrock.
Submitted Mar 2, 2009 5:44PM by loller90278 - 37 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
UFC Contract Details
Bob Schreiber, Stefan Struve’s trainer, recently wrote of Stefan’s performance at UFC 95 on his blog. The way the UFC works is that you get a contract which states you HAVE TO win your first 2 fights or you're out. IF you lose the first one, you get a do over, IF you have shown them something, which Stefan didn't do. The last option is that the UFC puts his contract on hold, and then he has to fight AND win 2 fights outside the UFC and when you do the UFC resumes your contract.
Submitted Mar 2, 2009 2:57PM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 96 weigh-in information
Weigh-ins for this weekend's "UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine" event take place Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. EST at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The same venue hosts Saturday's pay-per-view event, which includes a main event between former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Keith Jardine. The first fighter hits the scale at 4 p.m. Friday. As always the event is free and open to the public. MMAjunkie.com will report live from the weigh-ins and will have complete UFC 96 coverage throughout the weekend. Prior to the weigh-ins, the UFC will host a question-and-answer session with UFC interim heavyweight champion Frank Mir for UFC Fight Club members. The members-only session begins at 2 p.m.
Submitted Mar 2, 2009 2:40PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
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