"JZ" Repeats as K-1 HERO'S Champ
YOKOHAMA, Japan, Sept. 17 -- K-1's 2007 HERO'S middleweight tournament saw its concluding chapter this evening at the Yokohama Arena, where American Top Team's "JZ Calvan" Gesias Calvancanti (Pictures) took the top spot once again, defeating two fellow Brazilians in "Dida" Andre Amade (Pictures) and the vaunted "Shaolin" Vitor Ribeiro (Pictures).
Sergei Kharitonov (Pictures) avenged his PRIDE loss to Alistair Overeem (Pictures) by KO in the first after an exciting round of back-and-forth stand-up action. With the striking favoring the Dutchman in the earlier portion of the fight, Overeem was able to tag Kharitonov with hard low kicks, winging right hooks, and stiff jabs.
Florian ready to take next step at Fight Night
When Kenny Florian was first introduced to the casual MMA fan during the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, most looked at the somewhat-scrawny prospect once, dismissed him as a probable early casualty of the show, and figured they'd probably never hear from him again.
The Return of Nate Quarry
Nate Quarry had finally reached the breaking point.
Tortured by the pain of a degenerative disc condition in his back, the former UFC middleweight title challenger was forced to face the fact that his fighting career was on the verge of ending, and that only a dangerous spinal fusion surgery would save it.
UFC Fight Night 11 Weigh-In Results
Weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 11 took place today at The Palms Las Vegas, and all 18 fighters made weight.
Kenny Florian (155) vs. Din Thomas (156)
Chris Leben (185) vs. Terry Martin (186)
Junior Assuncao (155) vs. Nate Diaz (155)
Nate Quarry (186) vs. Pete Sell (184)
Edilberto Crocota (170) vs. Luke Cummo (169)
Leonard Garcia (155) vs. Cole Miller (155)
Gray Maynard (154) vs. Joe Veres (156)
Thiago Alves (171) vs. Kuniyoishi Hironaka (170)
Jonathan Goulet (169) vs. Dustin Hazelett (170)
Liddell Not Likely To Make Changes
One of the reasons it's so difficult for anyone who knows UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk well to believe he's guilty of using anabolic steroids, as the California Athletic Commission has alleged, is his complete disdain for anything he feels may harm his body.
Inside MMA: A Small Review
The new "news show" of sorts from Mark Cuban's HDNet debuted Friday. My initial impressions are generally favorable. There isn't any other show like it at the moment, but they've got to make some adjustments going forward.
Catching Up With Matt Lindland
Top-ranked Middleweight fighter and IFL coach Matt Lindland recently spoke to MMAWeekly about various subjects, including cornering Dan Henderson at UFC 75, his IFL team, and his Sportfight promotion.
It seems like he's got a lot of good stuff going on, almost makes one wonder when he'll be able to find time to get back to fighting.
Chris Leben Ready For UFN Wednesday Night
TUF alumni Chris "The Crippler" Leben, looking to avoid 3 straight losses in the UFC, seems ready to get back to business starting with his fight against Terry Martin at Wednesday's UFN event.
Considering Leben probably has one fight left on his contract after this (runs until April '08), this fight could go a long way in determining where his UFC career goes from here.
Rickson Gracie To Fight For K-1 On New Year's?
It seems another Rickson Gracie-MMA return rumor has surfaced again, this time involving the K-1 New Year's Eve show.
The big question seems to be will it even get past the rumor stage, these seem to come up a lot and nothing really comes out of them.
The Tuesday Takedown 09.18.07: What's Happening Now In MMA
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, welcome to the very first edition of The Tuesday Takedown here at 411 Mania. Inside we have the latest on Fedor and the UFC, a couple of PRIDE vets possibly getting into the Octagon, a look ahead at UFC Fight Night and UFC 76, and much more. Let's get to it!
What's going on in the world of the UFC? Let's take a look.
Eye Surgery Forces Marvin Eastman out of UFC 77
Marvin “the Beastman” Eastman’s quest for the UFC middleweight title hit a roadblock after a recent visit to the doctor. The UFC veteran had eye surgery last week, and as a result, had to pull out of next month’s UFC 77 fight with UFC newcomer Demian Maia.
Martin Kampmann Has Successful Second Surgery
After blowing out his knee in May and having successful surgery, UFC middleweight contender
Martin Kampmann (15-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) again went under the knife a couple weeks ago to have his knee scoped, and the 24-year-old now expects a return to the Octagon in March or April of 2008.
Report: Roger Huerta to fight on December card
No rest for the weary.
UFC lightweight contender Roger Huerta is in talks to return to the Octagon on December 29, which would put a ribbon on a very busy (and perfect) 2007 thus far.