UFC 75: Champion VS Champion free on spike TV
New York, NY, July 16, 2007 -- Spike TV will telecast “UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion,” its most star-studded fight card ever, including the network’s first-ever UFC® title fight, a unification bout between UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and PRIDE’s 205-pound Champion Dan “Hollywood” Henderson, on Saturday, September 8 at 9:00 PM ET/PT (same day tape) from The O2 Arena in London, England. UFC 75 also features a major heavyweight battle with international superstar Mirko “Cro Cop” when he takes on France’s Cheick Kongo. As a special feature, England’s own and “The Ultimate Fighter® 3” Light Heavyweight Champion Michael “The Count” Bisping takes on fellow “The Ultimate Fighter 3” cast member Matt “The Hammer” Hamill.
Lindland Back at 185
Matt "The Law" Lindland has fought most of his career as a middleweight, but has recently been moving up in weight class competing as a light heavyweight and a heavyweight.
Nate Diaz to Return at UFC Fight Night 11
Nate Diaz (6-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), fresh off his win over Manny Gamburyan at The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale, will put his recently won UFC contract to good use at UFC Fight Night 11 on Sept. 19. His opponent has not yet been named.
Joe Lauzon To Train With Team Penn In Hawaii!!
Soon Lauzon will be heading to Hawaii and BJ Penn’s team for a week to get acclimated. If that works out, he will train for his next fight there, and if all goes well then, he will look to become an adopted son of the beautiful pacific island state for a year or two.
This is a great sign and a great step for Lauzon IMO.
I'm extremely excited about this news as hes just gonna get better which means trouble for the LW division.
Wanderlei didnt back out of the fight!
Sorry if someone posted this, but i did search before posting.
I knew wanderlei didnt back out of this fight. I honestly think that dana white is to worried about having Wanderlei Silva come over and knock out Chuck again and then it just become a Pride Fighters division. I honestly feel Dana is ducking this fight. The man has a valid point. Give him the extra 2 months and let him build up and get some training in after moving, then every MMA Fan will get the fight they have been wanting to see.
Taken from www.wrestlingobserver.com
"Renato Sobral de Cunha was arrested at 4:15 a.m. and released yesterday on charges of Battery and Trespassing in Tampa. He was at the WFC event at the Florida State Fairgrounds, and was arrested at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa. We don't have any other details except it is believed he spit on a bouncer."
bad luck continues for Sobral...
Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou no longer signing with Elite XC. Sokoudjou to sign with K-1
One high-profile fighter who won't appear on an EliteXC card in the coming year is Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (Pictures), this despite the light heavyweight verbally agreeing to a deal with Pro Elite that would have kept him busy, fighting four times in 12 months.
Reports surfaced Friday that Sokoudjou (4-1-0), who knocked out Ricardo Arona and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in his last two fights, fielded a late offer from K-1. Ryan Parsons, a representative for the 23-year-old fighter, told Sherdog.com that the K-1 contract promised "significantly more money" than the potential $200,000 per-fight Sokoudjou was slated to receive from Pro Elite.
Last week K-1 approached Sokoudjou with a one-year offer that would have placed the young Team Quest fighter against either Melvin Manhoef or Alistair Overeem on Monday's HERO'S card in Yokohama, the first of at least three fights he would have owed the Japanese promotion. However, failing to obtain a visa on short notice delayed the PRIDE veteran's return to Japan, and will keep Sokoudjou in Southern California this weekend.
Having backed away from EliteXC, Sokoudjou now awaits signing with K-1, which Parsons said should happen "shortly."
The Highly Unofficial Half-Year UFC Awards - The Fighters
Last, but certainly not least, we come to the end of our mid-year series celebrating the best of the UFC from January to July, and who better to finish up with than the top fighters the Octagon has seen thus far in 2007. But who took the crown as the top fighter of the first half of 2007? You’ll have to read on to find out.
UFC Lightweight Division Under "Shark" Attack
'The Muscle Shark' Sean Sherk defended his UFC lightweight title for the first time at UFC 73 with a unanimous decision win over Hermes Franca. The UFC lightweight champion spoke with MMAWeekly Radio about his first title defense, his conditioning and the impending match with 'The Prodigy' BJ Penn.
Weightvclass For Leben Vs Swick Fight Currently Undecided
A much-anticipated rematch between The Ultimate Fighter 1 cast members Chris Leben (16-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) and Mike Swick (10-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) will take place at UFC Fight Night 11 — most likely as the night’s main event — but the weight class for the fight is still undecided.
Swick has been told that Leben plans to drop to 170 pounds for the fight, but if the weight loss proves too daunting for the Oregon slugger, Swick’s camp says the fight will go on at 185 pounds.
Interesting in my opinion. Didn't think Leben could make 170.