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Ricco "Suave" Rodriguez to face Rothwell in IFL Team Finals
Former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez will confront Quad-Cities Silverbacks' ace Ben Rothwell on Sept. 20's IFL Team Finals after Rothwell's original opponent, Tom Sauer, was forced off the card due to a biceps injury, it was reported Monday on the IFL Web site.
Submitted Sep 19, 2007 1:34AM by Sam_Rothstein - 6 comments
"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.
Submitted Sep 19, 2007 1:31AM by Sam_Rothstein - 1 comment
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.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 9:04PM by aznteabagger - 4 comments
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.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 9:02PM by aznteabagger - 4 comments
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. MAIN CARD 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) UNDERCARD 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)
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 9:01PM by aznteabagger - 1 comment
Imes and Wiuff Victorious in Minnesota; Event Interrupted by Gunshot
Former UFC fighters Brad Imes (8-3 MMA, 0-3 UFC) and Travis Wiuff (46-10 MMA, 0-2 UFC) were both victorious at last night’s 12-fight World Fighting Championship “Downtown Throwndown,” an event that was interrupted by gunfire.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 2:07PM by madmarck - 8 comments
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.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 12:35PM by zephead - 8 comments
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.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 12:31PM by zephead - 4 comments
I'm Never Watching ElitXC Again
Since many MMA fans spent much of the week embarassing themselves in discussing the Bisping-Hamill fight. I might as well take the same path.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 12:29PM by zephead - 13 comments
Filho Wants To Fight Between Heavyweight
After win the WEC belt and get scolded by his dad, the BJJ and Judo black belt Paulão Filho wants new experiences. Paulão wants to fight, not just at 83 kg, but also between lighheavy and heavyweights.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 12:24PM by zephead - 0 comments
MMA Industry Consolidation: Where We Are Today
Consolidation occurs in every industry at some point. When the stakes get high enough, larger entities with more resources seek to buy out companies around them to take advantage of the customers and assets that the other companies possess.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 12:20PM by zephead - 1 comment
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.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 10:40AM by DCRage - 5 comments
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.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 10:36AM by DCRage - 8 comments
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.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 10:33AM by DCRage - 8 comments
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.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 9:59AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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.
Submitted Sep 18, 2007 7:54AM by aznteabagger - 4 comments
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.
Submitted Sep 17, 2007 7:54PM by aznteabagger - 10 comments
Matt Hamill fought with a torn ACL?
Interview with Matt Hamill in which he states he's had knee problems for the last 5 months and how it affected his fight vs. Bisping.
Submitted Sep 17, 2007 1:19PM by Jackelope - 11 comments
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.
Submitted Sep 17, 2007 12:32PM by nickcuc547 - 21 comments
Tito Ortiz: Matt Hamill “Clearly” Beat Michael Bisping
Add Tito Ortiz to the list of people who thought Matt Hamill got shafted at UFC 75. The UFC light heavyweight served as a coach on “The Ultimate Fighter 3” for both Hamill and Michael Bisping, and he saw a clear winner in his two students’ recent fight at UFC 75.
Submitted Sep 16, 2007 8:30PM by aznteabagger - 15 comments
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