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Sean Sherk Vs. BJ Penn for the title in November
Source: Beatdown Aperantly Sherk has officially stated that he will face Penn for the Lightweight championship in November.
Submitted Jul 8, 2007 2:48AM by richieb19 - 45 comments
 
Silva, Sherk Successfully Defend Titles at UFC 73; Ortiz foul costs him win
(ufc.com)
SACRAMENTO, July 7 – It was supposed to be one of Anderson Silva’s toughest tests,but instead, his win over respected challenger Nate Marquardt at the Arco Arena tonight proved to be one of his greatest victories, as he defended his UFC middleweight crown for the first time with a decisive first round TKO in the UFC 73 main event.Read the Rest @->
Submitted Jul 8, 2007 1:39AM by Canadian_MM_EH - 29 comments
 
New Trevor Prangley interview!
Over at Bloodyknux.com on Yuki kondo- "He’s fought the best, but he’s never beat the best. In my opinion I’m one of the best at 185 pounds, and he’s going to lose to me too." http://www.bloodyknux.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27956 trevor talks about Baroni's loss against Frank sahrock, and his injuries, his upcoming match with Yuki Kondo, and the top end of the 185lb division.
Submitted Jul 7, 2007 5:49PM by DCBooks - 0 comments
 
THE BREAKDOWN: UFC 73
(thefightnetwork.com)
By Aaron Crecy (aaron@thefightnetwork.com) UFC 73: Stacked Saturday, July 7, 2007 Live PPV: 7:00 PM PST/10:00 PM EST Arco Arena Sacramento, CA On the heels of a desultory June pay-per-view event from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Zuffa LLC is making a spirited effort to right the ship. UFC 73 "Stacked" features a star-studded main card and title fights in both the lightweight and middleweight divisions. In the main event, muay Thai savant Anderson Silva defends his 185-pound belt versus Nate Marquardt, a seasoned veteran with solid stand-up skills and an excellent ground game. In the 155-pound class, incumbent Sean Sherk puts his title on the line against Hermes Franca. Read the rest @->
Submitted Jul 7, 2007 3:15PM by Canadian_MM_EH - 8 comments
 
SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA: UFC HEADED NORTH
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC WAITING ON THE CANADIENS “We want to come to Montreal, Canada in October/November 2007!” stated a delighted Marc Ratner of the UFC. “I’ve been talking with the Bell Centre and they want us there, but the Montreal Canadiens hockey team always comes first!” he explained in a jovial voice. “We’d love to have Georges St-Pierre on the card of course, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens on Aug. 25 in his fight against Josh Koscheck at UFC 74.” “Once the NHL releases their 2007/08 hockey schedule, we’ll be able to sure up a date. I realize TKO 30 is happening in the Bell Centre on Sept. 28, so we’ll try not to go too close to that,” elaborated Ratner. The NHL schedule is due to be released on July 11, 2007 so hopefully Canadian MMA fans won’t have to wait much longer to hear official confirmation of the UFC’s first show north of the border! Read the rest @ ->
Submitted Jul 7, 2007 3:09PM by Canadian_MM_EH - 5 comments
 
Aurelio-Guida Set for August UFC
(sherdog.com)
Former PRIDE FC lightweight Marcus Aurelio is set to take on Clay Guida August 25 at UFC 74 in Las Vegas, Sherdog.com has learned.
Submitted Jul 7, 2007 11:18AM by Playground_Samurai - 2 comments
 
For Greg Jackson, It's Business as Usual
(mmaweekly.com)
At UFC 73 tonight, world-renowned trainer Greg Jackson will have his hands full with three of his fighters in high profile fights. Included in his stable of fighters competing at UFC 73 are Nathan Marquardt, Rashad Evans, and Mark Bocek. Each fight is very important and represents significant steps in each fighter’s career.
Submitted Jul 7, 2007 9:56AM by aznteabagger - 2 comments
 
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira ready for UFC debut
(ocregister.com)
Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira has some of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and submission skills in mixed martial arts. He can stand and bang with the best of them and possesses one of the best chins in the sport.
Submitted Jul 7, 2007 9:53AM by aznteabagger - 4 comments
 
Report: Anthony Johnson vs. Jess Liaudin at UFC 75
(ufcjunkie.com)
Anthony Johnson (4-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), fresh off a stunning 13-second knockout of Chad Reiner at UFC Fight Night 10 last month, is rumored to be fighting Frenchman Jess Liaudin (11-8 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC 75, according to MMAWeekly.com.
Submitted Jul 7, 2007 9:52AM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
 
Swick vs.Leben to headline fight night 11in aug or sept
(ufcjunkie.com)
looks like swick will get his long awaited rematch According to UFC president Dana White, one-time top UFC middleweight contender Mike Swick (10-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) could get his long-awaited rematch with The Ultimate Fighter 1 castmate Chris Leben (16-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC).
Submitted Jul 7, 2007 3:45AM by TOMMYAYO05 - 8 comments
 
Fitch vs Sanchez
(ufcjunkie.com)
Finally we might have Sanchez's opponet. Rising welterweight contender Jon Fitch (14-2 MMA, 6-0 UFC) could put his spotless UFC record on the line with a fight against Diego Sanchez (17-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) at UFC 76.
Submitted Jul 7, 2007 3:42AM by TOMMYAYO05 - 23 comments
 
UFC 73 Weigh in results
MAIN CARD Champion Anderson Silva (184.5) vs. Nate Marquardt (182.5) — for middleweight title Champion Sean Sherk (154.5) vs. Hermes Franca (154.5) — for lightweight title Rashad Evans (204) vs. Tito Ortiz (205.5) Heath Herring (259) vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (240.5) Kenny Florian (155.5) vs. Alvin Robinson (156) UNDERCARD Stephan Bonnar (204.5) vs. Mike Nickels (205.5) Jason Gilliam (171) vs. Chris Lytle (169.5) Jorge Gurgel (155.5) vs. Diego Saraiva (155) Mark Bocek (154.5) vs. Frank Edgar (154.5)
Submitted Jul 6, 2007 11:22PM by komodo20 - 0 comments
 
Brandon Vera Interview
(mmanews.com)
MMANews.com's own Chris Howie recently caught up with UFC Heavyweight sensation Brandon "The Truth" Vera for an in-depth interview. As usual when we talk to Vera, he was very open and honest and spent a great deal of time with us to talk about all the subjects that fans sent-in emails and forum posts requesting. Below is a complete transcript of the interview which was conducted on Friday, July 6, 2007. BRANDON VERA INTERVIEW->
Submitted Jul 6, 2007 9:14PM by Canadian_MM_EH - 5 comments
 
Marcus Aurelio vs. Tyson Griffin at UFC 76
Taken from Aurelio's MySpace "Great news my friends! I finally got my first fight in the UFC. I will fight Tyson Griffin who fought at UFC 72. It is the first fight on my contract and it will take place at UFC 76 Terror. I have been training since my last fight in Pride and am ready to go if the fight was tomorrow. I will train hard and put on a show for the American fans. Check out http://www.betterfitnessproducts.com/ they are my new sponsors, support them because they support me." - Maximus This should be a great fight...
Submitted Jul 6, 2007 7:55PM by rcg916 - 0 comments
 
Betting odds for UFC 73
(l=news.proelite.com)
[] Nate Marquardt +120 Anderson Silva -150 Rashad Evans -105 Tito Ortiz -125 Hermes Franca +215 Sean Sherk -265 Heath Herring +475 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira -625 Alvin Robinson +260 Kenny Florian -320 Mike Nickels +370 Stephan Bonnar -450 Diego Saraiva +240 Jorge Gurgel -300 Jason Gilliam +330 Chris Lytle -410 Mark Bocek +250 Frank Edgar - 310
Submitted Jul 6, 2007 3:57PM by Canadian_MM_EH - 1 comment
 
Enthusiastic Steele Switching Gears to MMA
(sherdog.com)
No matter what he does with the rest of his life, Richard Steele will be inexorably linked to boxing. But this Saturday, the Hall of Fame referee steps into a new realm when he lends his name to mixed martial arts for the aptly titled Steele Cage Promotions.
Submitted Jul 6, 2007 9:14AM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
 
Rashad Evans - His Time Has Come
(ufc.com)
Trash Talk? Rashad Evans has heard it all and it doesn’t faze him one bit. But it’s not the incessant smack being delivered by his opponent this Saturday night, Tito Ortiz, that has hardened the light heavyweight contender. Nah, as one of eight children, Evans learned his lessons in the fine art of gamesmanship years ago, before he even stepped into the Octagon.
Submitted Jul 6, 2007 9:07AM by aznteabagger - 16 comments
 
Alvin Robinson Wants to Prove He Belongs
(mmaweekly.com)
It’s been a long time coming for Alvin Robinson as he finally makes his UFC debut on Saturday night against The Ultimate Fighter alumni Kenny Florian. Robinson has built up an impressive resume en route to his UFC debut, coming in with an 8-1 record in MMA including several titles to his credit. Robinson is the current Ring of Fire Lightweight and Featherweight Champion haven defeated UFC veteran Luke Caudillo for the lightweight title and in his last fight defeating Ollie Bradstreet to become the featherweight champion
Submitted Jul 6, 2007 9:06AM by aznteabagger - 4 comments
 
NATE MARQUARDT: The X-Factor
(mmaweekly.com)
Nathan Marquardt has many accomplishments to his credit. He has a 25-6-2 professional record. He won three fights in one night to win the fourth Bas Rutten Invitational MMA Tournament in Denver. He was the first ever middleweight King of Pancrase. He is the only seven-time King of Pancrase in the history of the promotion. He is 4-0 in the UFC.
Submitted Jul 6, 2007 9:04AM by aznteabagger - 6 comments
 
Tito Ortiz - Last Stand or a Rebirth?
(ufc.com)
Tito Ortiz once stood where Rashad Evans now stands. Almost a decade ago, ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ was the young gun in the UFC, ready to take on the veteran stars of the Octagon, Guy Mezger and Jerry Bohlander. Ortiz had already suffered a defeat in his career (to Mezger), something Evans hasn’t yet experienced in his 15 pro bouts, but despite his one loss, there was a sense of excitement around the charismatic Californian, of a changing of the guard, something Evans hopes to repeat on Saturday’s UFC 73 card in Sacramento, California.
Submitted Jul 6, 2007 9:01AM by aznteabagger - 9 comments
 
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