MMA news special in chicago
Hey anyone living in the chicago area channel 5 news NBC is about to air a news report about sanctioning MMA in Illinois.
The Great Fight North
Another edition of “The Great Fight North” is already upon us without a minute to lose. The Fight Network’s dedicated column for Canadian MMA is chock-full this week - we have news on “The Crow,” “The Athlete,” “The Natural,” GSP, MFC, UGC, Chute Boxe, as well as some muay Thai news thrown in for good measure at the request of our readers.
Wiezorek In Hunt For 'Bigfoot' Silva
Heavyweight Jonathan Wiezorek has been tapped to face American Top Team's Antonio Silva for June 2's K-1 "Dynamite USA!!" at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Review: Washington D.C. Ushers In MMA
As it turned out, mixed martial arts in D.C. was definitely ready for its close-up. With local media buzzing about the first-ever sanctioned MMA show in the District and over 2,100 people in attendance, fans were treated to a thrilling night of action, with only two fights going to decision and eight bouts finishing in the first round
Sylvia Has Back Surgery, Looking To Future
After his upset loss to Randy Couture at UFC 68, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim Sylvia was met with a shower of boos during his post-fight Octagon interview. In front of more than 19,000 fans, Sylvia alluded to an injury he suffered during training that garnered a thunderous reaction from the crowd.
Ultimate Fighting Nearing "OK" in Illinois
The Illinois Legislature appears on the verge of lifting a ban on ultimate fighting, and Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White said Wednesday he hopes to hold a UFC card in Chicago by the end of the year.
''I'm excited,'' White said. ''We should have been in Chicago a long time ago. We're going to rock that town -- blow it out.''
For all of you UFC fans in Illinois it looks like you might have the opportunity to see a UFC card held in your home state.
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Randy Couture To Start Foundation For Injured Soldiers
Randy Couture Story
Randy Couture is a true hero He is a great example of a true MMA fighter, and just an overal good guy. He is an Army Veteran and knows what our service men and women go through.
Being so well known as a UFC Champion, and celebrity. He has the opportunity to do something to help those who return injured and have their whole lives changed.
The Xtreme Couture GI Foundation is a non-profit charity that will be raising money for soldiers wounded in battle, and for their familites.
for the full story see the link at the top of this article......
UFC 71 Crossing Cultural Boundaries
In anticipation of UFC 71: LIDDELL vs. JACKSON taking place May 26th in Las Vegas, Azteca America – the fastest growing Hispanic Television Network in the United States – will present a one-hour special dedicated to this UFC® mega-fight of the summer.
Capoani Makes Quick Work of Moore at Armory
Homer "The Rock" Moore lay in the ring at the D.C. Armory last night long after the crowd had filed out of the District's first mixed martial arts event. The lights above the ring were being disassembled, but the severe pain in his left knee prevented him from getting up.
At the Armory, Family-Friendly Fisticuffs
So it's date night, family night, boys' night out. You've got your movie options, the bar down the street, dinner out, the Nats game. Lots of options. And then there's the D.C. Armory..................
The Breakdown: WEC 27
World Extreme Cagefighting returns tonight to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada for its twenty-seventh offering. This Zuffa, LLC. acquisition is making a push to quickly corner the market of the lighter weight classes, offering many up-and-comers a shot at recognition when the event debuts on the Versus Network on June 3.
Kenny Florian vs. Alvin Robinson Added to UFC 73
The Ultimate Fighter 1 middleweight runner-up and now rising lightweight contender Kenny Florian (5-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will face UFC newcomer Alvin Robinson (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) on the already-stacked UFC 73 fight card, according to a UFCjunkie.com source.