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Submitted Mar 12, 2009 10:26PM by Mayo - 12 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Paul Kelly vs Roli Delgado at UFC 99
The debut of the UFC in Germany continues to gain steam as well as add fights. A lightweight tilt has been confirmed for the UFC 99 card as "Ultimate Fighter" season 8 competitor Roli Delgado will face Wolfslair fighter Paul Kelly, who will make his first appearance at 155 pounds for the show. The fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the match-up on Thursday.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 8:41PM by Mr_Dead_Sexy - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Kendall Grove vs Wilson Gouveia @ UFC 101 ?
“A couple of guys they’re mentioning is they want to see me and Marquardt or Gouveia. They think Gouveia would be a good test for me. It’s just like fighting any of the other guys; show me the money. I gotta feed three mouths now instead one. I’m down to fight anybody. I talked to Joe Silva and he said no later than August, so I hope to get on the Penn-Florian card and get one more victory.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 6:19PM by MMAcca - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
Brad Blackburn to face Edgar Garcia at TUF 9 Finale
A welterweight matchup between former International Fight League veteran Brad Blackburn and UFC newcomer Edgar Garcia has been scheduled for the live finale for the upcoming ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter on June 20. FiveOuncesOfPain.com learned of the matchup from sources close to the fight on Thursday afternoon.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 5:41PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 18: Martin Kampmann preparing for war against Carlos Condit
I think it’s going to be a war. It’s going to be a great fight. He’s a tough guy and I’m just going to get in there and try to punch him in the face, and he’s going to try to do the same to me. It should be a great fight. He’s good at a lot of things. He’s dangerous on the ground, he’s got good submissions off his back, he’s got dangerous knees and kicks. I pretty much know what I have to look out for. No matter who you fight in the UFC it’s going to be a tough fight and anything can happen. Everybody’s tough in the UFC and Carlos Condit is definitely tough. [Dropping to 170] is an easy cut. Not tough at all. I’m pretty light right now so the cut shouldn’t be any problem.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 5:39PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shields-Lawler Added to May Strikeforce
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. -- Former EliteXC champions Jake Shields and Robbie Lawler will face off in a non-title middleweight contest for Strikeforce in May at a yet-to-be-announced Washington state venue. Shields will take the leap to middleweight to face the Iowa striker, said Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker at a press conference on Thursday
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 5:36PM by Playground_Samurai - 11 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
K-1 to start women's division
The hybrid kickboxing MMA company K-1 held a press conference yeaterday to announce that they are starting a women's division. And to herald this announcement, K-1 producer Sadaharu Kanigawa announced that the first women's match will be on the Mar. 20 show in Seoul, Korea. Kanigawa said they haven't decided what the women's division will be called or the start date but it will start in 2009.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 5:05PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's
Shields vs. Riggs on Apr. 11 Strikeforce Card Cancelled
A previously announced welterweight bout between former EliteXC champion Jake Shields and UFC veteran Joe Riggs has been scratched from Strikeforce's April 11 line-up on Showtime. The news comes courtesy of The Fight Network's partner FiveOuncesOfPain.com. According to the report by Sam Caplan, neither Riggs or Shields is injured. Sources told Caplan that Shields may be preserved for a main event spot on the next Strikeforce card in Seattle set for May, possibly against former EliteXC middleweight champion Robbie Lawler.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 4:56PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Mike Patt released by the UFC
Mike Patt’s run in the UFC has come to an end. Sources have informed FiveOuncesOfPain.com that the jiu-jitsu black belt was released by the promotion shortly after his TKO loss to Brandon Vera this past Saturday at UFC 96.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 3:18PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 99 In Germany Will Be On US PPV
The UFC's German invasion has shaped up quickly, with the bulk of the June 13 fighters confirmed in less than a month. More than half the fighters on the card are either foreign-born or based outside the US, with one fighter, Peter Sobotta, bringing in the hometown crowd as a resident of Balingen, only 272 miles, or 438 kilometers, from the 20,000 seat Lanxess Arena in Cologne. The UFC recently inked a deal with German sports network DSF to air UFC content, including live or tape-delayed events. At the festivities for UFC 96 last weekend, UFC president Dana White said the European card would come at a premium for those watching in the US. "It will be a pay per view event," White told reporters. (scroll down a bit.....)
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 3:13PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tom Egan Released By UFC
Tom Egan (3-1) has been released from his contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Fighters Only learned this afternoon. The Irish welterweight made his debut against fellow organisation debutant Jon Hathaway (10-0) at UFC 93 in Dublin, but lost by TKO. Egan was informed of his release in an email last night, according to his coach John Kavanagh of SBG Dublin.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 2:51PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shane Carwin Out Up To 2 Months
In perhaps the first setback of his UFC career, Shane Carwin will be out of training and action for 6-8 weeks due to injuries suffered against Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 96.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 2:07PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFN 18: Griffin vs. dos Anjos Could Air On TV
With TUF 8 winner Efrain Escudero being forced off UFN 18 due to an injury, UFC likely will change the TV lineup. Although not yet definite, it's likely that Tyson Griffin vs. Rafael dos Anjos will be moved up to a TV fight and Jeremy Stephens vs. Gleison Tibau demoted from main event to prelim.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 1:22PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Exclusive: Fedor NOT Fighting on DREAM's OWGP
We asked M-1 if there was any truth to this rumor, or statement made by a DREAM Official. There is no truth in this rumour at all. No one really thought it was possible for Fedor to enter, but a great deal of people hoped, including every major Croatian news team. After the statment from the DREAM official that they plan to host a Open-Weight Grand Prix, and they want Fedor and Mirko to be in it, right away they hoped for Fedor vs Crocop 2. However, at this time M-1 is saying “No Truth At all” to this statement and rumor.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 1:02PM by kastro_316 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
** Goran Reljic to make his UFC return soon!
My contract with the UFC has been extended due to my injury. They also expect me to come back, because now a lot of people want to see again in the ring. I come out to fight!, but it all depends on the recovery - concluded Reljic.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 12:54PM by kastro_316 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Credeur vs. Catone Added To UFN 18
An already full UFN 18 card just got a little fuller. Tim Credeur vs. Nick Catone has been confirmed as a late addition to the 4/1 card, now giving the event a total of 12 fights.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 11:00AM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mark Coleman vs. Stephan Bonnar at UFC 100
Mark "The Hammer" Coleman tangles with TUF 1 veteran Stephan Bonnar at UFC 100. Tough fight for both guys, especially since both are coming off of a loss.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 10:43AM by BrutalKnockOut - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
WEC Fighter Will Ribeiro Recovering Well After Motorcycle Accident
During such difficult times in the MMA community, there is some positive news out there today. This time in regards to the recovery of WEC fighter Will Ribeiro after his nearly fatal motorcycle accident just three months ago.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 7:23AM by BrutalKnockOut - 4 comments
Filed under: WEC, MMA Personalities
DREAM 8: 2 Non-GP Fights Announced
FEG today announced 2 fights for DREAM 8 that will not be part of the Welterweight GP. Those fights are Zelg Galesic vs. Andrews Nakahara and Ikuhisa Minowa vs. Katsuyori Shibata.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 7:10AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: Dream
Eliot Marshall vs Mike Ciesnolevicz set for UFC 97
A light heavyweight bout has been added to the UFC's upcoming return to Montreal as "Ultimate Fighter" season 8 submission specialist Eliot Marshall gets back in the Octagon for the first time since the finale show to take on Mike Ciesnolevicz on April 18. The fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight who indicated the bout has been agreed upon and bout agreements should be issued shortly.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 5:17AM by Mr_Dead_Sexy - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
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