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Velasquez, Swick Targeted For 99 Returns
A couple of UFC fighters out of AKA are likely going to make the trip to Germany for UFC 99-top Heavyweight prospect Cain Velasquez and Welterweight Mike Swick are both expected to be in action on the card but opponents haven't been determined.
Submitted Feb 25, 2009 9:51AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Marcus Davis Wants To Pound Dan Hardy's Face Into Dust At UFC 99
Marcus Davis is not backing down from a challenge that Dan Hardy issued following a knockout win over Rory Markham at UFC 95: “Sanchez vs. Stevenson” this past weekend. “The Outlaw” mentioned wanting to fight “The Irish Hand Grenade” numerous times in his post-fight interviews. It seems as though his rhetoric may have worked-Davis told UFC matchmaker Joe Silva to set it up for UFC 99 at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany, on June 13.
Submitted Feb 25, 2009 9:33AM by DCRage - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Crunkilton Out, Lamas In At WEC 39
A late change has been made to Sunday's WEC 39 card, as Rich Crunkilton is now off due to a knee injury. He was to have faced Bart Palaszewski with a potential WEC Lightweight Title shot on the line. Ricardo Lamas (5-0) is the replacement.
Submitted Feb 25, 2009 5:17AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
KING MO - King of Pancrase versus King Mo
Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal - Sengoku VII PunchDrunkGamer's Justin Bolduc sat down with rising prospect Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal to talk about his upcoming fight against King of Pancrase Ryo Kawamura at Sengoku Seventh Battle, as well as his background, his training partners, and his career.
UFC Quick Quote: Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson is bored by Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida
“Lyoto is a weird fighter, he’s kind of boring. I think that style works for him, the way he makes people run after him. I mean, he’s good, he’s undefeated, but he’s boring. If I was the promoter of a show I wouldn’t have guys like that fighting on my show.” -Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson talks to MMA Fanhouse about the success of undefeated 205-pound contender Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida. Both Jackson and Machida are gunning for current light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans, though a win over Keith Jardine at UFC 96 will likely give Rampage the nod against “Sugar.” Still, it’s hard not to imagine these two facing off at some point down the road. And there’s nothing boring about that.
Submitted Feb 24, 2009 10:06PM by SmileR - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
akiyama signs with ufc !!!!!!!!
Submitted Feb 24, 2009 4:57PM by AnDeRsonDaSiLvA - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
Melvin Manhoef: Walking Hand Grenade
Concussions, knockouts and migraine headaches have been handed out freely throughout the career of one of the absolute most dangerous strikers in the brief history of the sport. Melvin Manhoef is the very definition of a knockout artist. A walking hand grenade. Twenty three times he has tasted victory in mixed martial arts and twenty two of those times the Dutch terminator has finished his fights on his terms, violently, and by knockout.
Submitted Feb 24, 2009 2:01PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Frank Shamrock again ready to blaze trail
Frank Shamrock has been on the ground floor of several new MMA companies, so it's nothing new for him to be headlining on the debut of the latest, and perhaps most significant, opposition to the UFC's throne when the revamped Strikeforce debuts on Showtime in April, building to the company's CBS debut later in the year. Shamrock, 36, is in the main event of the first card on April 11 in San Jose against Nick Diaz. It's just the latest in firsts for Shamrock:
Submitted Feb 24, 2009 1:57PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Page Shoots For Top 10 At WEC 39
With the decision by World Extreme Cagefighting to eliminate all weight classes 170-pounds and above, more emphasis will now fall upon the blossoming bantamweight division to fill the gap. Among those 135-pounders looking not only to capitalize on the weight class’ emphasized importance is Greg Jackson student Damacio Page. A native of New Mexico, Page has always been a fighter to step up to face top competition, never once wanting to take safer fights to pad his record.
Submitted Feb 24, 2009 1:52PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
Are PPV Percentage Contracts Keeping UFC Stars off European Shows?
Only one star with a PPV percentage scale built into his contract has ever fought on a European UFC PPV show. His name is BJ Penn, and the show (UFC 80) did 225,000 buys. Given the very small bonus he got, it's no surprise that he doesn't have interest in participating in a tape delay PPV show from Germany. Anderson Silva was originally pencilled in to fight at UFC 95 from London, but turned it down for similar reasons. He publicly said he wasn't ready, but this is the same guy who wanted to fight 3 weeks after his last one. Now he will ride Liddell's coattails to some decent money in April.
Submitted Feb 24, 2009 1:48PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Who Has The Best Chance To Dethrone Anderson Silva?
According to everyone's favorite MMA commentator, Mike Goldberg, the Michael Bisping-Dan Henderson winner at UFC 100. That is, of course, assuming Silva beats Thales Leites at UFC 97 to retain the title.
Submitted Feb 24, 2009 10:16AM by DCRage - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
Penn Wants Late Summer Return
It’s family time for B.J. Penn, which means the UFC lightweight champion might not be back in the cage as soon as others would like. UFC President Dana White told multiple press outlets last week that Penn’s next title defense against No. 1 contender Kenny Florian was a possibility for UFC 99 on June 13 in Cologne, Germany. However, Penn’s older brother and manager J.D. told Sherdog.com on Monday that the date is not feasible for his celebrated sibling. “No, it’s too close to BJ’s last fight,” the elder Penn wrote in a text message. “He wants to spend time with his baby.”
Submitted Feb 24, 2009 7:32AM by Playground_Samurai - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Returns To The UK 'At The End Of Summer'
The UFC will be returning to the UK in around seven months, possibly with two shows in close proximity, according to UFC UK division president Marshall Zelaznik. Speaking to Fighters Only after UFC 95, he said that the UFC would probably return “at the end of summer” and also “possibly stage a show in early fall”.
Submitted Feb 23, 2009 10:37PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Diego Nunes vs. Cub Swanson Added To WEC 40
According to Cub Swanson, he has signed to face undefeated Diego Nunes at WEC 40 in April. Both last fought at WEC 37 and both won by unanimous decisions.
Submitted Feb 23, 2009 8:06PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC
Josh Thomson vs. Gilbert Melendez rematch expected for April 11 Strikeforce event
With plans to secure separate opponents for Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson and the promotion’s former 155 pound king Gilbert Melendez apparently having following through, sources have informed FiveOuncesOfPain.com that Strikeforce officials could be set to announce in the coming days that the two will rematch each other on April 11 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose.
Submitted Feb 23, 2009 7:55PM by Wolfenstein - 11 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
UFC Building New Stars In England
The Ultimate Fighting Championship's worldwide expansion will grow later this year as the promotion will travel to Germany, but this is only after spending the last couple of years building a brand name in both England and Ireland. That showed true once again with a successful show in London on Saturday night. As announced at the post fight press conference, UFC 95 drew a crowd of 13,268 rabid MMA fans clamoring to see the show, with a live gate of just over $1 million U.S. dollars. The success of the UFC in the U.K. cannot be denied and UFC U.K. President Marshall Zelaznik agrees with the successful plan implemented so far. "I still think we're a couple years behind where the U.S. is. I remember being there then," he commented after the show. "We're getting better and better media coverage, which I think is important, it helps spread the word. There's still a lot of misunderstanding about our sport." The U.K. UFC president added how important it is for the sport to continue to grow in England and beyond.
Submitted Feb 23, 2009 1:47PM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pa. to allow MMA bouts in the state
Pennsylvania has joined the growing number of states to allow Mixed Martial Arts, or MMA, events within its borders. The State Athletic Commission announced today it had adopted final regulations that will allow for the ulta-rough bouts popularized on cable sports networks to be held in the Keystone State. It's about time!
Submitted Feb 23, 2009 1:30PM by scoozna - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Other MMA Organizations, UFC
Urijah Faber wants superfights - BJ Penn, Miguel Torres, Kid Yamamoto
Urijah mentions that he wants to take some superfights with opponents from different weight classes which include B.J. Penn (at 155), Miguel Torres (at 135), and Kid Yamamoto (at 145). Check out his quote:
Submitted Feb 23, 2009 1:17PM by BDON911 - 18 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC
Bellator FC Open To Working With Strikeforce
You’d be hard pressed to find an avid MMA fan that didn’t want to see Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson face off with East Coast standout Eddie Alvarez. While Thomson carries the belt of an organization poised to be the next serious player in the MMA market, Alvarez’s popularity in recent years has run parallel to the American Kickboxing Academy product. In November, Alvarez signed a deal with Bellator Fighting Championships, whose 12-week tournament based show debuts on ESPN Deportes in April. But Bjorn Rebney, CEO of Bellator FC, says there is room for Alvarez, and others, to roam. And that includes Strikeforce.
Submitted Feb 23, 2009 12:35PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Other MMA Organizations
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