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Palhares Expected to Sign with UFC
After recently signing Brazilian Top Team's David Bielkheden , the UFC is expected to ink another BTT athlete: Fury GP 185-pound champion Rousimar Palhares, Sherdog.com has learned. A native of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Palhares (7-1) is a prospect who has a chance to reach the top in the UFC. He has won five straight, including first-round wins over UFC veteran Flavio Luis Moura, Pan-Arm jiu-jitsu champion Fabio Negao (Pictures) and Pride Bushido veteran Daniel Acacio. None of these quality fighters were competitive against Palhares.
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 6:46PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team
Drew McFedries - An 'Old Dog' with Bite
Very good read about McFedries.
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 4:44PM by JWils - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lesnar To Headline UFC 86?
The UK newspaper The Sun is claiming that Brock Lesnar will be in the main event at UFC 86 on June 14 in London. The reason is likely Brock's massive popularity he gained in the UK during his wrestling career.
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 4:27PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Another WWE Wrestler Joining MMA
Bobby Lashley is the latest pro wrestler to join the world of MMA. Scrubsports.com is again the 1st to break this news. If you remember they were the 1st to break the news of the WCO show being cancelled. Lashley hasn't appeared on WWE camera's for months now and should've been back a long time ago. Fans wondered what happened to him and just today, I received word that he is done with the WWE and has been training MMA in hopes of landing a contract somewhere. God help us all!
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 3:44PM by tberg420 - 81 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
Guida Added To UFC's Return To Colorado
Clay Guida will look to return to his winning ways on April 2 in Denver, CO and will face UFC newcomer, Samy Schiavo, in his debut fight as sources close to the fight have confirmed with MMAWeekly.com. While the bout agreements have not been signed, this fight is expected to take place during the UFC Fight Night as a lead in to the 7th season of the “Ultimate Fighter” show featuring Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Forrest Griffin as coaches.
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 3:25PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Pat Miletich-Endorsed Corey Hill Makes UFC Debut Tonight
One of the problems when a promoter does 30 shows a year, as the UFC is doing this year, is that there will be cards which are bereft of stars. And, at first glance, The Ultimate Fight Night card tonight in the Pearl at The Palms (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET/PT), seems to be one of those. The main event, a welterweight battle between Josh Burkman and Mike Swick, has no title implications.
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 12:52PM by madmarck - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Frank Shamrock to Guest Commentate Friday’s ShoXC Event
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Strikeforce world middleweight champion Frank Shamrock will serve as a guest commentator at Friday’s “ShoXC: EliteXC Challenger Series” event in Atlantic City, N.J., the organization recently announced.
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 12:51PM by madmarck - 1 comment
Filed under: EliteXC
Sapp wants Fedor
Sapp want to fight Fedor. Don't think this would be an interesting fight. Fedor would kill Sapp. Anyone agree.
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 10:26AM by lance70301 - 15 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
Parisyan-Fitch Feud Heats up; Florian Reveals Original Opponent for Next Fight
UFC welterweight stand-out Karo “The Heat” Parisyan (18-4 MMA, 8-2 UFC) has a simple message for fellow contender Jon Fitch (15-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC): I’m not ducking you. Parisyan joined Tuesday’s episode of TAGG Radio to discuss his April 2 bout with American Top Team’s Thiago Alves (13-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC), but the conversation quickly turned toward the controversy surrounding a possible Parisyan-Fitch match-up. “Their camp is talking crap,” Parisyan said.
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 9:57AM by CornishMMA - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sanchez Gets New UFC 82 Opponent
Diego Sanchez, who was to face Roan Carneiro at UFC 82, will now face PRIDE veteran David Bielkheden instead. Carneiro is off due to an undisclosed illness.
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 7:21AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Keith Jardine Could Return in May
Rumors that rising light heavyweight contender Keith Jardine (13-3-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) might be added to an already-star-studded UFC 82 event apparently have no basis. Sources close to the fighter today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Jardine’s future is uncertain but that he’s definitely not expecting to be part of UFC 82, which takes place March 1 in Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Jardine’s been on the bench ever since the upset, which catapulted him up the world light-heavyweight rankings. In fact, many outlets currently have Jardine ranked within the division’s top five. Jardine’s been on the bench ever since the upset, which catapulted him up the world light-heavyweight rankings. In fact, many outlets currently have Jardine ranked within the division’s top five. Regardless, Jardine is expected to return in or around May for his next bout, though the UFC continues to look for a suitable opponent.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 9:52PM by juanez13 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
One-on-one with Mark Cuban
Cuban is the billionaire owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and the co-founder of the high definition television channel HDNet. In October 2007, Cuban built upon HDNet's past mixed martial arts telecasts, diving head first into the MMA ring with the start of his promotion, HDNet Fights. I conducted an e-mail interview with him this past weekend in which he discussed everything from entrepreneurship to pro basketball to where the sport of MMA is headed. What follows is the transcript of that interview. Its interesting what Cuban has to say about the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act. It is something that soon the UFC could indeed be made to follow.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 9:29PM by Bemin - 5 comments
Filed under: HDNet
Arrested Bias Wakes from Coma
Former Palace Fighting Championship featherweight titleholder Shawn Bias (Pictures) awoke from his coma Tuesday morning and was lucid enough to speak with family and friends, Sherdog.com has confirmed. The 22-year-old fighter suffered an apparent heart attack late Saturday night and lapsed into a coma around 1 a.m. Sunday morning. After being admitted to the Oroville General Intensive Care Unit, Bias was also diagnosed with complete kidney failure. Bias, who was given a 30-percent chance of surviving by doctors, remains connected to a dialysis machine.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 6:00PM by puppetmaster837 - 9 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Akiyama-Misaki Ruled No Contest
Following a review of the Dec. 31 bout between Yoshihiro Akiyama (Pictures) and Kazuo Misaki (Pictures), the Yarennoka executive committee has ruled the fight a No Contest. The match ended when Akiyama was knocked out with a vicious kick to the face as he attempted to scramble to his feet. Following the bout, there was much debate whether the decisive blow had been illegal.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 5:00PM by babalu2720 - 19 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
Coleman to be inducted into the UFC HoF
The first-ever UFC Heavyweight Champion and PRIDE FC Grand Prix Champion, Mark Coleman (15-8), is rumored to be up for induction into the Hall of Fame at UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion” on March 1 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 4:04PM by Manfred - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
UFC 82: Jon Fitch vs. Chris Wilson likely to fight (Exclusive)
With Akihiro Gono out with a hand injury, MMAmania.com has learned that Chris Wilson (13-3) might step up to face top welterweight contender, Jon Fitch (15-2), at UFC 82: “Pride of a Champion” on March 1 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. It would mark the Octagon debut for the red-hot Team Quest fighter if and when bout agreements are finalized. Wilson is a veteran of the International Fight League (IFL) and Bodog Fight. He has strung together four straight wins against solid competitors such as Rory Markham, Jay Heiron and Derrick noble during that stretch. He’s a tough guy who will be thrown in the deep end against an experienced UFC veteran like Fitch in his Octagon debut. It’s an incredible opportunity, however, to make an instant splash in the organization much like Houston Alexander did when he burst onto the scene to dash the title chances of Keith Jardine. Fitch, however, is undefeated (7-0) in the Octagon since his debut in 2005. He has also not lost a professional fight since 2002 — more than five years. His rise to the top of the division has been long and hard and it didn’t get much easier with this fight … it’s dangerous. In the recent past, we’ve called for Fitch to take on Karo Parisyan and Marcus Davis, who are top guys and well-known among fans. Those fights are not going to happen in the immediate future. Therefore, we’ll have to just sit tight and hang on for the ride. This should actually be a tough fight for both guys if the Wilson who appeared in the footage that I’ve seen shows up in Ohio in top form.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 3:58PM by Twenty20Dollars - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Sponsor Files For Bankruptcy
The Las Vegas manufacturer and distributor of energy drink Xenergy, which sponsors the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has filed for bankruptcy protection amid claims of intimidation and death threats. Full Article
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 3:18PM by snakeplissken - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
*UPDATE* Heath Will Face Tim Boetsch At UFC 81 (NOT Ruiz!)
With Tomasz Drwal being forced to withdraw from the match-up with David Heath at UFC 81 due to a knee injury, it was believed that the entire bout would be scrapped, but MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that a new opponent for Heath stepped in at the eleventh hour, rounding out the card with a total of nine fights. Originally, sources indicated to MMAWeekly that Anthony Ruiz, who recently defeated former Ultimate Fighter season two finalist Brad Imes at the Palace Fighting Championship, was accepting the bout with Heath. The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Tuesday morning did confirm that Heath is still on the fight card for UFC 81, however, his opponent is not Anthony Ruiz, but Pennsylvania light heavyweight prospect Tim Boetsch.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 1:01PM by CornishMMA - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
David Heath Will Face Anthony Ruiz At UFC 81
With Tomasz Drwal being forced to withdraw from the match-up with David Heath at UFC 81 due to a knee injury, it was believed that the entire bout would be scrapped, but MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that Heath will now fight Anthony Ruiz, rounding out the card with a total of nine fights. Recently defeating former Ultimate Fighter season two finalist Brad Imes at the Palace Fighting Championship show in California, Ruiz has won his last six fights in a row, including Imes and another UFC alum, Bobby Southworth.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 7:23AM by CornishMMA - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC gambles on untested Lesnar
In the spring of 2000, Brock Lesnar was a University of Minnesota senior, just two weeks and a handful of workouts away from the NCAA Division I wrestling tournament. Today, the 30-year-old Lesnar finds himself in a similar situation as he trains for his match against former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Frank Mir in the most publicized debut in UFC history. The former “Next Big Thing” of pro wrestling has become ultimate fighting's next gigantic question mark, a 1-0 fighter with 69 seconds of ring experience thrown into the deep end of a shark-infested pool. Whether he's in over his head remains to be seen, but the reason he's being billed as the semi-main event of UFC 81 on Feb. 2 in Las Vegas is because of his fame as a former World Wrestling Entertainment champion. The success of this card hinges on people buying the novelty of a former WWE champion fighting a former UFC champion. The idea, if it clicks, is to rally the UFC fan base to want to see the fake wrestler get smashed, and for the pro wrestling audience, to whom the show is being heavily marketed, to tune in out of curiosity to see how one of its all-time tough guys can do. For me this is a tough one to pick, its going to come down to the weigh-ins, if Mir comes in looking like he's in great shape (and I think he will, this fight is his big chance to get back in the title picture), he's the one go with for sure. Lets just hope that his injuries from his accident don't hinder his ability to get his conditioning and training to where it needs to be for this fight.
Submitted Jan 22, 2008 2:20AM by Bemin - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
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