The Highly Unofficial Half-Year UFC Awards - The Fights
If the first half of 2007 is any indication, we’re in for some great fights in the UFC’s Octagon from August to December. But what bouts captivated fight fans from January to July and truly showed what mixed martial arts is all about? In part four of the Highly Unofficial Half-Year UFC Awards, we look at the best fights of the first six months and one week of 2007.
Lambert VS Gouveia at UFC 76
Jason Lambert is set to make his return at UFC 76 where he will take on American Top Team member Wilson Gouveia in a light heavyweight match, as confirmed by sources close to the fight.
Anderson Silva vs... MATT HUGHES?
This is from Matt Hughes blog on his site
“If Rich [Franklin] looses then I would move up and fight Anderson [Silva]. I would never fight Rich.”
This could be very very interesting and a fight I would love to see.
Props to UFCMANIA.com for this.
Kimo out of Cage Rage
Breaking news. Can't find anything anywhere so I'm lucky enuf to tell most of you first. JT has informed the WarWagon that Kimo has pulled out of their upcoming fight. I'll post a link as soon as it is available. This literally came from JT himself w/in the last hour. Join the WarWagon. James actually talks to us, what other fighter treats his fans like he does?
WarWagon NEVER DIE!
ps, he should still be fighting, not known against who.
The Highly Unofficial Half-Year UFC Awards - The Submissions
It usually won’t make SportsCenter’s Plays of The Day, but there is nothing more effective and decisive than a fight-ending submission. And when it’s done right, there is nothing in mixed martial arts as impressive. But who in the first half of 2007 has really stepped up and ended a fight with one of those moves we can only pull off in video games? Let’s find out in part three of the Highly Unofficial Half-Year UFC Awards, as we look at the best submissions of the first six months and one week of 2007.
"This Thing is a Unification Title Bout"
"I've been saying all along this thing is a unification title bout, Pride Champion vs. UFC Champion. The guy that walks away walks away with the unified, undisputed light heavyweight champion of the world."
Those are the words of UFC President Dana White at the UFC 73 press conference when speaking about the fight between current UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Pride 205lb champion Dan Henderson that will take place at UFC 75 in England on September 8th.
White Denies rumour of Silva/Liddel bout
UFC president Dana White said Wednesday that Chuck Liddell (Pictures) would not fight Wanderlei Silva (Pictures) Sept. 22 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Moreover, White told Yahoo!'s Kevin Iole the fight between former UFC and PRIDE 205-pound champions would now likely never happen
COUTURE, JACKSON FALL SHORT AT ESPYS
Unbeaten Mayweather Gets Nod From Voters
Outspoken WBC welterweight and super welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. was named “Best Fighter” at the 2007 ESPY Awards tonight in Los Angeles, Calif. Mayweather outdistanced WBC featherweight champion Manny Paquiao and WBA welterweight champion Miguel Cotto in voting.
For the first time ever, mixed martial artists were nominated in the category formally known as “Best Boxer,” with Randy Couture and Quinton Jackson leading the sport’s most distinguished.
A standout in Japan’s PRIDE organization, Jackson bested longtime UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell with a first-round knockout at UFC 71 in May.
Couture, meanwhile, has earned a whopping six UFC titles between the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions over the last 10 years. The 43-year-old trailblazer came out of retirement last March to challenge UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia at UFC 68. Couture waged a gripping five-round war against his 6-foot-10 foe, earning a unanimous decision.
UFC 73 Medical Suspensions Released
UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) has obtained the list of fighters’ suspensions from Saturday’s UFC 73 event, and Jorge Gurgel, who stated in a post-fight interview that he had suffered a broken jaw and was urinating blood, has been suspended indefinitely by the California State Athletic Commission.
Martin Kampmann “on Track” for Six-Month Recovery
With UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva’s first-round TKO of Nate Marquardt this past weekend, and with Silva’s rematch with Rich Franklin booked for Cincinnati’s UFC 77 event in October, the UFC’s middleweight division will soon need some worthy contenders.