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UFC 79: Tony DeSouza -VS- Roan Carneiro
(thefightnetwork.com)
Tony DeSouza has been slated to face Roan Carneiro in a welterweight bout at Dec. 29’s UFC 79 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. DeSouza (10-3) joins teammates BJ Penn and Joe Lauzon on the roster, while all three are currently preparing together at Penn’s MMA Academy in Hilo, Hawaii for their contests....................................
Submitted Oct 9, 2007 1:36PM by CornishMMA - 6 comments
 
UFC 77: Are Brandon Vera and Tim Sylvia Fighting for a Title Shot?
(mmajunkie.com)
After a nearly one-year absence from competition, undefeated UFC heavyweight Brandon Vera (8-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) will return to the octagon next weekend at UFC 77 to take on former champ Tim Sylvia (23-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC). If victorious, the charismatic Californian may ask UFC officials for a title shot...............
Submitted Oct 9, 2007 1:26PM by CornishMMA - 19 comments
 
Hallman To Replace Nick Diaz In "Brawl For It All" Bout
(mmanews.com)
The following is an excerpt from an article on ADCC News: Dennis Hallman replaces Nick Diaz in "Brawl for it All" Submitted by: Keith Mills No Limit Fighting’s promoter Phil Flahters confirms to nobody’s surprise Nick Diaz is off the upcoming “Brawl for it All” card in San Francisco...................
Submitted Oct 9, 2007 6:29AM by CornishMMA - 8 comments
 
Paul Buentello Scheduled For 11/16 Strikeforce Card
(mmanews.com)
The following is an excerpt from an article on TheFightNetwork.com: Former UFC heavyweight championship contender Paul Buentello will fight for the Strikeforce promotion Friday, Nov. 16 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. No opponent has been named for the 33-year-old Texan......................
Submitted Oct 9, 2007 6:14AM by CornishMMA - 4 comments
 
CroCop Has Successful Surgery, Still Focused On Title
(mmanews.com)
MMAScoops.com has learned exclusively that Mirko 'Crocop' Filipovic successfully went through surgery which involved straightening his nasal cartilage on Sept. 28. Ever since his debut in UFC, his cartilage has been twisted, which prevented him from breathing properly, thus, 'Crocop' always fought with his mouthpiece slightly out of his mouth................
Submitted Oct 9, 2007 6:12AM by CornishMMA - 10 comments
 
Kurt Angle (again)
KURT ANGLE MAY BE IFL BOUND Tuesday, October 09, 2007 - by Damon Martin - MMAWeekly.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Former Olympian and current professional wrestler Kurt Angle has been a subject of interest for many mixed martial arts promotions of late including the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but it looks as if the Pittsburgh native will likely call the International Fight League home in the near future. Angle, who currently wrestles in the Total Nonstop Action promotion, has toyed with the idea of transitioning to MMA for the past couple of years. It seems that a deal is in the works that would fit his schedule in terms of balancing fighting with his professional wrestling career. IFL commissioner Kurt Otto likes the idea of Angle coming into the league. He confirmed to MMAWeekly that contract negotiations are under way. “I’m psyched. He’s pretty open about it, which is good. We’re in talks. We’re excited about the opportunity.” While Angle has flirted with a number of organizations, Otto feels confident as to why he may land in the IFL. “Kurt Angle really wants to come on board. He wants to learn MMA and he wants to come to the IFL specifically because of the team format because he’s used to that.” "God willing, the IFL and myself can make a deal," Angle told Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com recently. "The best fit for me right now as a pro wrestler who [works] about 120 times a year is the IFL." If Angle does sign with the team oriented league, both sides have committed to giving him the time needed to be sure he is truly prepared for his fighting debut. No deal has been made official, but it looks like both sides are ready and willing to iron out a workable contract. If Kurt Angle is ready to be an MMA fighter, it only seems a matter of time that it will be with the IFL.
Submitted Oct 9, 2007 4:49AM by nWo - 12 comments
 
Melvin Gulliard vs. Rich Clementi at UFC 79
(mmaweekly.com)
According to MMAweekly.com Melvn Gulliard who after his fight with Joe Stevenson tested positive for a type of cocaine will make his return from that recent loss to take TUF rival Rich Clementi... I think it will be a good ground fight but it will stand on it's feet so Rich will get KTFO...
Submitted Oct 8, 2007 6:40PM by NatedawgThaM - 25 comments
 
Bisping slams UFC critics
(thesun.co.uk)
MICHAEL BISPING has hit back at critics of Ultimate Fighting and reckons demands for it to be banned are ridiculous. The British Medical Association have called for a ban on Mixed Martial Arts competitions, including the Ultimate Fighting Championship that Bisping competes in.
Submitted Oct 8, 2007 4:15PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
 
Reese Andy gets to fight after all
(mmaweekly.com)
"The semi-final round is set despite some recent confusion over the heavyweight pairings. MMAWeekly reported this past weekend, based on information from a representative of the IFL, that Reese Andy would not compete in the Grand Prix due to previous injuries that were aggravated in training. According to IFL commissioner Kurt Otto, that is not accurate. He stated that Andy is indeed competing in the Grand Prix."
Submitted Oct 8, 2007 1:46PM by jiujitsufreak74 - 1 comment
 
Hector Lombard visa issues keep him off UFC 78 card
(ufcmania.com)
Cuban Judo specialist Hector Lombard is unable to obtain a visa for his 170-pound showdown with Karo Parisyan at UFC 78: “Validation” on November 17, according to Sherdog.com.
Submitted Oct 8, 2007 9:04AM by aznteabagger - 24 comments
 
Josh Koscheck to fight in early 2008
(ufcmania.com)
welterweight stand out Josh Koscheck won’t return to action until sometime in early 2008 (January or February) UFCmania.com (www.UFCmania.com) learned today.
Submitted Oct 8, 2007 9:03AM by aznteabagger - 18 comments
 
Melendez Ready for Next Fight
(mmaweekly.com)
Last Saturday night at Strikeforce at the Mansion, Gilbert Melendez, ranked as the No. 3 lightweight in the world by MMAWeekly.com, defeated Tetsuji Kato by unanimous decision. The interesting thing about how he beat Kato was that he did it with practically one hand.
Submitted Oct 8, 2007 8:52AM by aznteabagger - 3 comments
 
1-v-1 with Nate Quarry
(mmaweekly.com)
After 22 months, multiple surgeries and one team change, popular Ultimate Fighter Season One fighter Nate “Rock” Quarry made his much anticipated return to mixed martial arts at last month’s UFC Fight Night 12 in Las Vegas.
Submitted Oct 8, 2007 8:51AM by aznteabagger - 3 comments
 
Wanderlei Silva Set to Answer Your Questions
(mmajunkie.com)
MMAjunkie.com’s partnership with Yahoo! Sports does come with some perks, but the latest one is geared specifically toward our readers.
Submitted Oct 8, 2007 8:48AM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
 
UFC's Future and the Promotional Machine
(411mania.com)
An in-depth look at the UFC's new promotional ideas such as their new syndicated show, UFC Wired, the possibility of new TV deals, and the rumored entrance of the UFC in the Asian market. We could see the emergence of the UFC becoming an international MMA organization very soon.
Submitted Oct 8, 2007 7:53AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
 
UFC likely returning to Columbus in early 2008
(daytondailynews.com)
For the third time in less than 12 months, the state of Ohio will likely host an Ultimate Fighting Championship event. According to industry insiders, the UFC already has begun preparations for a March 1 show in Columbus.
Submitted Oct 8, 2007 7:47AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
 
Lombard Denied Entry Into U.S.
(sherdog.com)
Cuba's Hector Lombard was set to make his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut Nov. 17 in Newark, New Jersey. There's just one problem: he can't gain entry into the United States, the fighter told Sherdog.com. "I'm not going to get my visa," said Lombard, who was set to fight welterweight Karo Parisyan. "I only have a Cuban passport, so I've been told it's impossible for me to migrate.
Submitted Oct 8, 2007 7:42AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
 
Rolling Stone features UFC champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson
(ufcmania.com)
Quoteworthy: “A kid broke my Hot Wheel, so I decided to break my foot off in his ass. I won. I don’t lose too many fights.”
Submitted Oct 7, 2007 10:04PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
 
Shogun Surgery a Success, Eager for Return
(ufc.com)
Light heavyweight contender Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is currently recovering from successful surgery on his left knee’s ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) following his UFC 76 submission loss to Forrest Griffin.
Submitted Oct 7, 2007 9:54PM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
 
Reese Andy Out of IFL Grand Prix
(mmaweekly.com)
Seattle Tiger Shark Reese Andy has been forced to withdraw. According to an IFL representative, Andy aggravated previous leg and hand injuries while training. Andy was scheduled to face Antoine Jaoude of the Southern California Condors. N.Y. Pitbulls heavyweight Brian Vetell, who had been the alternate in the Heavyweight Grand Prix, has now been moved into the #4 seed and will face the #1-seeded Ben Rothwell.
Submitted Oct 7, 2007 9:56AM by babalu2720 - 1 comment
 
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