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UFC Fight Night 14 weigh-in details for ‘Silva vs Irvin’ Las Vegas
Not to be outdone, the UFC will stage its weigh in event for “Silva vs. Irvin” on Friday, July 18 at The Pearl” at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the ballrooms located on the second floor of the Fantasy. This event is also FREE to attend and open to the public … what a great time to be a mixed martial arts fan. Doors will open at 4 p.m. local time and fighters are expected to begin tipping the scales one hour later around 5 p.m. local time. This event will not be beamed live online or on television; however, the promotion is usually pretty good about getting a highlight package up quickly. We’ll pass along all the particulars and that video (if possible) as soon as possible. UFC Fight Night 14 features the light heavyweight debut of UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva against James Irvin. It’s a non-title fight, but there is still a lot at stake … especially for Irvin. He has an amazing opportunity to defeat perhaps the best pound-for-pound mixed martial artist on the planet in front of a national television audience.
Submitted Jul 15, 2008 10:00AM by SmileR - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Georges St. Pierre: ‘I will be there to destroy’ Jon Fitch at UFC 87 (Video)
GSP talks about his upcoming fight against Fitch....
Submitted Jul 15, 2008 9:58AM by SmileR - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cain Velasquez to be the first Mexican UFC heavyweight champion?
“Right now, he could walk in and be a good pro boxer. He could not only be a good kickboxer, but he’s K-1 level (the Japanese group which is top organization for heavyweights in the world). He won a world championship in Jiu Jitsu (World No Gi world champion in the blue belt division in late 2007, 17 months after his first class). He’s the fastest learner I’ve ever had. And nobody trains harder. He trains harder than the lightweights…. But think about this, a dominant heavyweight champion, and he’s Mexican. There’s never been anyone like that yet.” – Javier Mendez, owner and head trainer at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA), heaps praise via Yahoo!Sports.com on up-and-coming heavyweight prospect, Cain Velasquez. The former Arizona State University wrestler is undefeated in the Octagon (1-0) and will look to make it two straight when he takes on Jake O’Brien at UFC Fight Night 14 on July 19. Mendez feels that Velasquez right now can defeat former UFC champion Randy Couture and ranks him first among the most promising prospects to walk inside his gym — in front of Josh Koscheck, Frank Shamrock, Cung Le and B.J. Penn. That’s some serious company.
Submitted Jul 15, 2008 9:56AM by SmileR - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
DREAM.5 Update: New Fight Added
A new fight has been added to the DREAM.5 card line-up. TOKORO HIDEO vs YAMAZAKI TAKESHI are set to battle it out at DREAM.5 as Hideo is comming off a very impressive win at DREAM.4.
Submitted Jul 15, 2008 2:22AM by kastro_316 - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous
Tim Credeur vs Cale Yarbrough UFC Fight Night 14 fight official
Take two. The battle between former Team Forrest members Tim Credeur (9-2) and Cale Yarbrough (0-0) will finally happen at UFC Fight Night 14 at “The Pearl” at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 19. It’s a last minute addition to the three-hour card set to air on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET — the pair was supposed to tangle at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 Finale last month. However, the Nevada State Athletic Commission wouldn’t all Credeur to fight because of an Adderall prescription. For more on that click here. Credeur lost his initial semifinal bid to punch his ticket to the final fight against Amir Sadollah when he was defeated by Jesse Taylor in the final four. However, Taylor was kicked off the show shortly after it wrapped, creating another opportunity for Credeur to challenge for the six-figure contract.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 9:32PM by SmileR - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Affliction weigh-in for ‘Banned’ set for Honda Center on July 18
The field of 22 fighters set to compete on the Affliction: “Banned” card will all tip the scales for the official weigh-in at the Honda Center (2695 E. Katella Ave.) in Anaheim, Calif., on Friday, July 18. The “mega” event is FREE to attend and open to the public. Doors will open a 2 p.m. local time and the first fighter will drop his drawers around 3 p.m. PT. It will not air live online or on television. “Banned” will take place the following day on Saturday, July 19, in the same location, airing on FOX Sports Net for FREE at 8 p.m. ET and then transitioning to pay-per-view (PPV) around 9 p.m. ET. MMAmania.com will provide up-to-the-minute coverage of the action throughout the afternoon and evening. It’s the first-ever event for the apparel company-turned mixed martial arts promotion … and it’s a doozy. In the main event of the evening, former champions Fedor Emelianenko against Tim Sylvia will tangle for the right to claim the inaugural WAMMA heavyweight title strap. Other heavyweights in action include Josh Barnett, Pedro Rizzo, Andrei Arlovski, Ben Rothwell, Alexander Emelianenko, Paul Buentello and others.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 9:28PM by SmileR - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Shogun Expects To Return To The Octagon In December
Shogun's knee seems to be healing well and he anticipates a return in December.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 9:26PM by Wolfenstein - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
TUF Fighters To Pay Damages, TUF Season 8
This time around if fighters break stuff at the house, they're paying for it.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 9:20PM by Wolfenstein - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
Following surgery, Mike Swick plans to return late this year
After undergoing minor surgery late last week, UFC welterweight Mike Swick (12-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) hopes to return to action before the end of the year. Swick today told MMAjunkie.com that the surgery was planned before his June victory over Marcus Davis. "I've been needing to get it taken care of for a while," Swick said. "We knew we had to schedule it right after [the Davis] fight to get it done. I got a bunch of little bone fragments taken out of my elbow." Swick was visiting the doctor for a follow-up appointment today but felt a late 2008 return was a strong possibility. "I think [the elbow] is going to recover pretty well, and I should be back in November," Swick said. "I would say November, maybe December." As we previously reported, Davis also entered the recent UFC 85 bout at less than 100 percent. Davis suffered a shoulder injury during overly intensive weightlifting sessions, and it resulted in a tear in the connective tissue between his triceps and rear deltoid. Davis went ahead and fought against his doctor's advice.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 6:56PM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
California Statement On MMA Rules Changes
After a tumultuous week of reactions from numerous commissions and public figures concerning the new rulings passed by the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC), the state of California has released a statement concerning changes they will or won’t be adopting when concerning the new rules. The statement did clearly define how California will deal with the new rules.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 6:37PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Baroni Dismisses Headbutt Attack, No Charges
Following being headbutted after his KO win over Scott Jansen, Phil Baroni has decided not to press charges against Scott's brother Dean, who attacked Baroni post-match. Dean Jansen has been banned by Cage Rage from attending future events.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 6:36PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: CageRage
Cain Velasquez has chance to show he’s real deal
Over the past decade, Javier Mendez has built San Jose’s American Kickboxing Academy into one of the nation’s premier mixed martial arts training centers, with top fighters coming from all over the world. When Mendez lists the five most talented fighters he’s seen walk through his doors and train, at least one name on the list will surprise you, if you’ve even heard of it.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 6:14PM by Wolfenstein - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Nate Diaz and Clay Guida bouts to co-headline UFC Fight Night 15
September's UFC Fight Night 15 event will feature co-main events with past winners of "The Ultimate Fighter." A fight between season-six winner Mac Danzig (18-4-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and opponent Clay Guida (23-9 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will be followed by the night's final bout between season-five winner Nate Diaz (9-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) and Josh Neer (24-6-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC). The Sept. 17 event takes place at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Neb., and the main card airs on Spike TV. The UFC recently announced the night's five televised bouts. Spike TV Vice President David Schwarz today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that rather than a single main event, the two bouts will be billed as co-main events. (Spike TV often features notable "TUF" alumni in UFC Fight Night and The Ultimate Fighter Finale events.) Much like the other Spike TV events this year, UFC Fight Night 15's fight card features some solid match-ups. UFC.com recently released the following televised main card (all previously reported here at MMAjunkie.com): Nate Diaz vs. Josh Neer Mac Danzig vs. Clay Guida Houston Alexander vs. Eric Schafer Alan Belcher vs. Ed Herman Kyle Bradley vs. Joe Lauzon
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 5:50PM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
At a hearing before the Nevada State Athletic Commission last week, Vernon “Tiger” White was officially suspended stemming from a positive drug test result for the banned diuretic Hydrochlorothiazide. The drug test was following a May 31 kickboxing bout for Xtreme Fighting Association. White received a nine month suspension, was fined his entire $2,000 win bonus, and the fight was changed from a victory for him to a no contest result. "I'm not going to try to talk myself out of trouble, it was a stupid mistake,” said White during the hearing. Due to the positive test result and impending suspension, White was removed from a fight against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira that was to take place on Saturday’s Affliction “Banned” event at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Fellow UFC veteran Edwin Dewees, who has signed a multi-fight contract with Affliction, subsequently replaced him. Dewees’ first action for Affliction will be against Nogueira on Saturday night.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 5:47PM by SmileR - 2 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Intervirew with Pat Miletich - Says Tim's been training HARD and will BEAT Fedor!
Says Tim Sylvia has been training harder than ever, and in best shape of his life, and will beat Fedor. Also says Ben with "dominate" AA
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 3:53PM by kastro_316 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews, Fight Camp / Team, General MMA
Fedor Remains Mysterious Despite Fame
Despite having a mystique like no other fighter, being universally considered the #1 fighter ever, and being dominant beyond belief, Fedor Emelianenko has never really been a box office draw despite all the talent and he reamins mysterious behind his fame.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 2:06PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Liaudin vs. Bielkheden At UFC 89?
Jess Liaudin vs. David Bielkheden appears to be in the works for UFC 89, a match which would have both fighters dropping 15 pounds to Lightweight instead of fighting at their current Welterweight.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 2:02PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Quick Quote: Anthony Johnson is Greedy
If UFC were ever to have an openweight division, Anthony Johnson would eagerly participate. He recently said that he wants to go after anyone holding a belt after he captures the UFC Welterweight Title.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 2:00PM by DCRage - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Frank Trigg vs. Makoto Takimoto signed for Sengoku 4
Former Pride fighter and commentator Frank Trigg is now signed to fight former Olympic gold medalist Makoto Takimoto at World Victory Road's "Sengoku 4".
DREAM.5 NEW Promo Video - 25 minutes long! Awesome
This is the best Event Promo I have ever seen. DREAM.5 is going to be one of the best DREAMs.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 12:08PM by kastro_316 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
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