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'Everyday Leading Upto The Fight Is A Bad Day For Frank Mir' - Mike Goldberg
In a in-depth interview with Mike Goldberg, he discusses Frank Mir chances in his upcoming fight with Brock Lesnar as well as who he thinks is the next big thing in the UFC, among other topics. Also interviewed in this two part podcast are: Marshall Zelasnik (UFC UK President) Who discusses the UFC in Germany.. Bruce Buffer Arianny Celeste Dan 'The Outlaw' Hardy & Chael Sonnen.
Submitted Mar 2, 2009 8:29AM by snakeplissken - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Mike Brown Pummels Leonard Garcia To Retain Title
It's always said that a champion is not a champion until they defend the title. That's what WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown did decisively on Sunday night with a first round destruction of top contender, Leonard Garcia.
Submitted Mar 2, 2009 12:31AM by MMAcca - 28 comments
Filed under: WEC
WEC 39 - Results *SPOILERS*
WEC 39 RESULTS: Main Card Bouts: -Mike Brown def. Leonard Garcia by submission (arm triangle choke) at 1:57, R1 -Ricardo Lamas def. Bart Palaszewski by unanimous decision (30-27 on all scorecards) at 5:00, R3 -Jose Aldo def. Chris Mickle by TKO (punches) at 1:39, R1 -Rob McCullough def. Marcus Hicks by majority decision (29-29, 30-27, 29-28) at 5:00, R3 Preliminary Bouts: -Danny Castillo def. Phil Cardella by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) at 5:00, R3 -Damacio Page def. Marcos Galvao by KO at 0:18, R1 -Johny Hendricks def. Alex Serdyukov by unanimous decision at 5:00, R3 -Kenji Osawa def. Rafael Rebello by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 27-30) at 5:00, R3 -Alex Karalexis def. Greg McIntyre by TKO (strikes) at 4:19, R1 -John Franchi def. Mike Budnik by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at 5:00, R3 -Mike Pierce def. Justin Haskins by TKO at 3:39, R3
Submitted Mar 2, 2009 12:26AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: WEC
LC Davis Vs Michihiro Omigawa At Sengoku
With only one loss on his professional resume, Midwest American fighter L.C. Davis has finally found out who he will be fighting in the opening round of the Sengoku Featherweight Tournament scheduled for March 20 on HDNet. Davis on Sunday confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that he will square off with Michihiro Omigawa. Though he's no slouch, Omigawa needs a win badly, having lost three of his last four bouts with a draw in the most recent. The odds aren't really in his favor with Davis, however.
Submitted Mar 2, 2009 12:25AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
Joe Stevenson vs. Mac Danzig in the future???
An upcoming Joe Stevenson vs. Mac Danzig matchup was reported by Mauro Renallo during the PPV broadcast of XMMA 7 this weekend. No specific UFC event was mentioned. Mauro called it a "loser leaves town" match.
Submitted Mar 1, 2009 5:23PM by nickcuc547 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
For Gilbert Melendez, friendship no longer a part of lightweight plans
The last 14 months haven't been kind to Gilbert Melendez (14-2). Winner of his first 13-straight bouts, Melendez has gone just 1-2 in past three appearances. But as "El Niño" recently told TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), he's focused on turning things back around. "I lost two out of my last three right now," Melendez said. "I can't be talking no [expletive]. I've just got to go out there and deliver."
Submitted Mar 1, 2009 1:26PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
For Heath Herring, bout with Cain Velasquez just another day at the office
UFC heavyweight Heath Herring (28-14 MMA, 2-3 UFC) has never been one to back away from a fight. A quick check of his past three fights is a good place to start. Brock Lesnar. Cheick Kongo. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Now Herring will face talented prospect Cain Velasquez in May. The "Texas Crazy Horse" wouldn't have it any other way. "If you kid of look through my career, I don't ever really refuse fights," Herring recently told TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "That's kind of my deal."
Submitted Mar 1, 2009 12:28PM by MMAcca - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
Emily Thompson vs. Erin Toughill added to PFC 13: Validation
The Palace Fighting Championships has added a female feature to its May 8 event, "PFC 13: Validation," as Emily Thompson (3-0) will meet Erin Toughill (9-2-1). Sources close to the bout alerted MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the addition to the card. PFC 13 is scheduled for May 8 at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, Calif.
Submitted Mar 1, 2009 12:26PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Raphael Assuncao Vs Jameel Massouh At WEC 40
Featherweight prospect Raphael Assuncao will face fellow WEC newcomer Jameel Massouh at WEC 40 on April 5 in Chicago. Bout agreements have been signed and both fighters are a go. According to sources close to Massouh, he was confirmed on Saturday after a victory at an unnamed show in Russia. The 24-year-old fighter now carries an impressive 21-4 professional record, and boasts a four-fight win streak. He currently trains with UFC veteran Dave Strasser’s Freestyle Academy in Milwaukee, Wis.
Submitted Mar 1, 2009 4:38AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
UFC 97 Undercard Worth the Price of Admission
Good write up on UFC 97 undercard. what do you guys think? One of the best ever..? I'm thinking Jmac and Quarry will be the best one of out all these..
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 9:59PM by JimmieDD - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
It's On! Nogueira vs. Couture At UFC 101
Signed, sealed, and delivered. Although bout agreements haven't been signed, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has now agreed to face Randy Couture at UFC 101, likely to be held in August.
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 9:24PM by DCRage - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Josh Koschek vs Chris Wilson at UFC 98
No rest for the weary. Josh Koscheck will indeed return to the Octagon sooner rather than later, accepting a bout to take on Chris Wilson in a welterweight tilt scheduled for UFC 98 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 23.
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 7:20PM by Franklinfan47 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White says he has no knowledge of June meeting with Fedor
“… Me and my management hope to get a chance to talk to Dana White in person in June to discuss a possible fight between me and Brock,” Emelianenko is quoted as telling Adam Baker of DreamFighters.com. During a recent interview with “Carmichael Dave” on the CBS Radio nationally syndicated show “MMAsh,” White was asked if he was aware of a June meeting with Fedor. “No,” White responded, before continuing, “If that’s true, that’s awesome. I’d have to hear that from him to believe it. But if that’s true, I’d love to meet with him. I’d love to.”
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 3:35PM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
From the X Games to MMA X-Factor: A 411 MMA Exclusive Conversation with Mike Budnik
On Sunday night March 1st, Mike Budnik will make his third fighting appearance under the WEC banner. Mike recently took time out of his busy training schedule to sit down with 411 Mania’s Todd Bergman to discuss his X-Games career, being a scratch-level golfer, his obsession with Jiu-Jitsu, his previous fights and his upcoming fight at WEC 39, plus much more.
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 3:04PM by tberg420 - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
Dana White responds to new rumors of UFC sale
“Here’s the big rumor Dana: Station Casinos is filing for bankruptcy and the UFC is going right down with them,” Carmichael Dave asked sarcastically. “(Laughs) Right. Yup,” White began to respond. “Station Casinos and the UFC have nothing to do with each other. They never have. They’ve always been kept very separate… Right now in Las Vegas (and) all over the world, companies are in trouble right now.
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 1:31PM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC President clarifies his outlook on competition
UFC President Dana White was a recent guest on the CBS Radio nationally syndicated show “MMAsh,” where his discussed a number of pressing topics. One of the main issues White was asked to address by host “Carmichael Dave” was Strikeforce’s recent acquisition of ProElite’s assets and subsequent broadcast deal with Showtime.
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 1:27PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
WEC 39 Weigh-In Results
The full weigh-in results included: MAIN CARD * Champ Mike Brown (144.25) vs. Leonard Garcia (145) * Ricardo Lamas (154.5) vs. Bart Palaszewski (155.5) * Jose Aldo (145.5) vs. Chris Mickle (145) * Marcus Hicks (155.5) vs. Rob McCullough (156) PRELIMINARY CARD * Phil Cardella (155.5) vs. Danny Castillo (156) * Marcos Galvao (136) vs. Damacio Page (136) * Johny Hendricks (171) vs. Alex Serdyukov (171) * Kenji Osawa (135.25) vs. Rafael Rebello (135.25) * Alex Karalexis (156) vs. Greg McIntyre (155) * Mike Budnik (145.25) vs. John Franchi (145) * Justin Haskins (170.25) vs. Mike Pierce (170)
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 1:24PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC
Akiyama signing has major implications
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s signing of Yoshihiro Akiyama represents a significant business first – the first time a true native top-level drawing card from Japan has signed with a foreign mixed martial arts organization. There have been plenty of Japanese fighters in UFC over the years, including Caol Uno, a legitimate lightweight contender in the early days of the division (who is set to return to UFC in June); Yushin Okami, a top middleweight contender; and even Kazuhiko Nakamura came in after the PRIDE purchase in 2007.
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 11:31AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rashad Evans Signs UFC Contract Extension
UFC light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has signed a new deal with the UFC, Fighters Only has learned. The light-heavyweight champion agreed to the new contract - which will extend his time with the UFC - on Friday evening.
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 11:19AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Mike Swick vs Ben Saunders at UFC 99
Former contestants from different seasons of The Ultimate Fighter, Mike Swick and Ben Saunders, are penciled in to hook ‘em up in a welterweight bout at UFC 99 from the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany on June 13, according to FiveOuncesOfPain.com
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 10:52AM by Franklinfan47 - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
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