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Justin McCully Returns @ UFC 76
Tito Ortiz’s training partner Justin McCully (8-3-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who scored a unanimous-decision win over Antoni Hardonk in his Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 9 in April, has accepted a slot on the UFC 76 fight card in Anaheim.
Submitted Jul 23, 2007 12:04PM by DevonFoxy - 5 comments
Kalib Starnes VS Alan Belcher at UFC 77
It's the second article on the page. Kalib Starnes (Pictures) to meet Alan Belcher (Pictures) at UFC 77 Kultar Gill (Pictures)'s Revolution Fight Team stablemate Kalib Starnes (Pictures) exclusively told Sherdog.com that he will be fighting on the same card as the Anderson Silva-Rich Franklin (Pictures) rematch at UFC 77 in Cincinnati, Ohio. And although the contract is not yet signed, he's expecting to square off against Alan Belcher (Pictures). He plans on continuing the bi-coastal training routine that he has set up with the Revolution Fight Team in Vancouver, as well as American Top Team in Florida. It is this combination that helped him achieve success over Chris Leben (Pictures) at UFC 71 in May. Kalib claimed that each location has its own benefits. Vancouver for instance, in addition to being the home of his young daughter, provides him with world class ground training from 5-time world BJJ champion Fernandez, as well as Colin Daynes, who represented Canada in Greco Roman wrestling at the 96 Olympic Games. "These guys are comparable, if not better than anywhere else in the world," Starnes opined. But when it comes to the weakest part of his skill set -- which Kalib freely admits is his boxing -- Florida is the place to be. "The weakest part of my game has been my boxing," said the Ultimate Fighter vet, "so to come down here to focus with an Olympic Gold Medalist with almost 40 years experience in the game, Howard Davis Jr. -- that's invaluable. "I can get great training in Vancouver, but when it comes to sparring, in Florida I have twenty guys in my weight class to spar with as opposed to two in Vancouver. I need to have guys in there all the time who are better than me or as good as me, and that's what I get down here." "He's got heavy hands and he hits hard, and he has some jiu-jitsu experience," said Starnes of his potential opponent. "He'll be a big boy, so it should be a good fight."
Submitted Jul 23, 2007 9:45AM by babalu2720 - 4 comments
Gonzaga’s jiu-jitsu key to heavyweight title
UFC heavyweight contender Gabriel Gonzaga used his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to dispatch much-heralded Mirko Cro Cop in April in Manchester, England, and you can bet that part of his game will be front and center when he faces champion and MMA legend Randy Couture on Aug. 25 in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jul 22, 2007 10:15PM by aznteabagger - 16 comments
Matt Wiman to Take on Michihiro Omigawa at UFC 76
The Ultimate Fighter 5‘s “Handsome” Matt Wiman (7-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who scored a first-round TKO of Brian Geraghty at the show’s live finale last month, will return to the Octagon to take on Japanese Judo expert Michihiro Omigawa (4-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC 76.
Submitted Jul 22, 2007 10:12PM by aznteabagger - 3 comments
Red Devil: A Word with Voronov
Interview with Fedor's grappling coach
Submitted Jul 22, 2007 6:55AM by Manfred - 5 comments
Tyson Griffin VS Thiago Tavares at UFC 76
This will be an awesome fight. It's the first topic on the page.
Submitted Jul 21, 2007 11:18PM by babalu2720 - 24 comments
Where’s Andrei?
Beginning Aug. 25, the UFC will host four major events — UFC 74, UFC 75, UFC Fight Night 11 and UFC 76 — within a four-week period. And with the fight cards filling up quickly, many UFC fans are asking: where’s Andrei Arlovski?
Submitted Jul 21, 2007 8:23PM by aznteabagger - 25 comments
Ortiz talks Evans & Rematch
The 'Huntington Beach Bad Boy' Tito Ortiz spoke with MMAWeekly about his UFC 73 draw against 'Sugar' Rashad Evans, the point deduction for grabbing the fence and the rematch.
Submitted Jul 21, 2007 11:08AM by aznteabagger - 33 comments
Ultimate Fighter Moves to Wednesday
The Ultimate Fighter will be moving to Wednesday nights in its upcoming sixth season, according to two Spike TV representatives. The third, fourth, and fifth seasons of the show aired on Thursday nights at 10:00 PM, but the upcoming sixth season will air on Wednesday nights at 10:00 PM.
Submitted Jul 21, 2007 11:07AM by aznteabagger - 9 comments
Not a done deal
Tito vs Rashad 2 is not a done deal for ufc 77 according to ortiz. He has not agreed to nothing for that event , he still has to sign the papers
Submitted Jul 21, 2007 10:54AM by masodd - 19 comments
Yahoo Sports: MMA needs to address steroids problem
Sean Sherk had the gall to go on a national television show and brag about his training routine when he knew it was all fake. Hermes Franca had the temerity to ask those he perpetrated a fraud upon for forgiveness. They should, and will, be punished severely for testing positive for anabolic steroids following their July 7 match for the UFC lightweight title in Sacramento, Calif. ....
Submitted Jul 21, 2007 8:37AM by Manfred - 5 comments
Aleksander Emelianenko: MMA's First Sibling (Interview)
New interview with Aleks
Submitted Jul 21, 2007 6:43AM by Manfred - 5 comments
Sherk Files Appeal
Less than 24 hours after the news that both competitors in the recent lightweight title fight at UFC 73 had tested positive for steroids, it has been confirmed by the California State Athletic commission that champion Sean Sherk has filed an appeal. ....
Submitted Jul 21, 2007 6:40AM by Manfred - 1 comment
Dana White responds to Josh Gross' letter
No source, so I don't know if it's legit, but it's pretty funny
Submitted Jul 21, 2007 2:17AM by Manfred - 16 comments
Blog Day Two: In the Devils' Own Backyard
Living with Fedor Emilianenko's Red Devil team while they prepare for a tournament. Day two.
Submitted Jul 21, 2007 12:24AM by Manfred - 2 comments
BJ Penn interview from CBS
BJ Penn stops in at CBS and has a chat about his future, sean sherk, and his new outlook on natural training. I love the hawaiian attitue: "Show some balls, fight B.J. Penn without steroids."
Submitted Jul 20, 2007 11:00PM by duggy - 3 comments
Sherk to challenge test results
per Loretta Hunt via Greg Nelson Anyone know who Nelson is? Sherk's manager?
Submitted Jul 20, 2007 2:46PM by Manfred - 35 comments
Leben Vs Martin @ Fight Night 11
Apparently, Chris Leben (16-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) was willing to fight — just not against Mike Swick. Interesting
Submitted Jul 20, 2007 2:26PM by DevonFoxy - 23 comments
Antoni Hardonk - A Dangerous Work in Progress
If you were building the prototypical UFC heavyweight, you would probably come up with someone closely resembling Holland’s Antoni Hardonk: Six foot four, 245 pounds, trained in kickboxing by Ernesto Hoost, schooled in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Rickson Gracie, and blessed with a fighter’s heart and the willingness to learn.
Submitted Jul 20, 2007 12:30PM by aznteabagger - 5 comments
Swick Confirms Goulet & Talks Leben
Mike 'Quick' Swick confirmed that Jonathan Goulet will be his first opponent as a welterweight at Ultimate Fight Night 11 September 19, at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV and voiced his disappointment about Chris Leben turning down the rematch that Swick has wanted since his loss to Leben three years ago.
Submitted Jul 20, 2007 12:28PM by aznteabagger - 8 comments
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