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DREAM.7 - FeatherWeight Grand Prix - Aoki Wants to Join!
Earlier DREAM had announced the creation of the Featherweight GrandPrix, which will take place in the first Qt. of 2009.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 1:56PM by kastro_316 - 12 comments
Filed under: Dream
George Roop To Fight At UFCFN 18
George Roop has agreed to fight at Ultimate Fight Night 18. The show will lead in to The Ultimate Fighter on April 1. Earlier today we reported that the event will take place at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium and will serve as a lead in to The Ultimate Fighter Season 9.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 1:35PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Top Mexican Featherweights to Clash at Affliction II
On January 24, MMA Champion Albert Rios will face Tijuana native and the number-one ranked fighter in Mexico, Antonio Duarte at Affliction M-1 "Day Of Reckoning" at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. This is the second mixed martial arts event for Affliction Entertainment, following the incredible success of their debut MMA event, "Affliction Banned" In July of 2008. The Rios vs. Duarte bout, along with four other "Day of Reckoning" undercard fights, will air live on HDNet, prior to the start of the Pay-Per-View telecast which will feature six other fights, including the main event bout between Fedor Emelianenko and Andrei Arlovski.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 1:31PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: Affliction
Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva: ''I will fight no more forever (In the United States)''
“I’m absolutely sure that [Silva] didn’t take boldenone or any other prohibited substance. The hearing with the Commission was a joke, they didn’t listen to the evidence. I continue to completely support Bigfoot and I accept any consequence that will come to me, but we’ll continue our fight until the end. Their hearing (on February 10) is to screw us, but we’re going to civil justice against them. It is the first time that this will be done, we’ll go until the end. We’re right and we’re not afraid of them, they’re wrong. They tried to coerce us (not to fight in Japan) and now they sent a letter to Bigfoot. We’re here, we’re not going to run away. If it’s necessary, Bigfoot fights until the end of his life in Japan, that’s not a problem.”
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 1:10PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
Rashad Evans Expects His Next Opponent Will Be Rampage Jackson
While Rampage has suggested he wants a rematch with Griffin we now know Dana White wants a fight with Evans and voila: Evans expects it. On the "Big O & Dukes" show on CBS radio talker 106.7 WJFK in Washington, DC Rashad Evans says he has not yet spoken to UFC officials but suspected his next opponent will be none other than Rampage Jackson.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 1:08PM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
Henderson: ''I'm Going To Take Franklin Down And Beat The **** Out Of Him
Dan Henderson (23-7) believes he is a more well-rounded fighter than Rich Franklin (24-3-1) and intends to prove as much when they meet in the Octagon next week. “I want to dominate him striking, in the clinch, taking him down, ground and pound... I want to dominate him everywhere, that is my goal,” says the former Pride FC double-champion.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 1:04PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
Tito Ortiz's Ego Strikes Again...
Fedor is going to know that his striking is not as good as Arlovski’s... I think Fedor has to get past Arlovski before he starts thinking about Tito Ortiz... I’m not a fighter to be taken advantage of. I’m not a fighter to have people walk over me and not promote me. That’s the problem I’ve had time and time again with the UFC.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 1:02PM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: Affliction
Tim Boetsch Likely To Return At UFC 96
Although the paperwork isn't yet done, verbal agreements are in place for Tim Boetsch to return to action at UFC 96. His likely opponent is Jason Brilz.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 10:52AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
Junie Browning Likely To Face Cole Miller In April
Unfortunately we're about to see more Junie Browning in UFC whether we like it or not. Although the paperwork isn't done, Browning has a verbal agreement to face Cole Miller at UFN 18, scheduled for April 1.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 10:49AM by DCRage - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rampage: Guns Are Scary, Wanderlei Isn't
Wanderlei Silva wants people to be scared of him at all times. But that didn't seem to work on Quinton Jackson, who says he isn't afraid of anyone unless they have a gun in their hand.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 10:47AM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Free Live Stream: M-1 ‘Final Challenge’
Starting at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST on Sunday, tune in as Sherdog.com broadcasts live from Europe with a nine-bout fight card. M-1 Challenge Final Edition Fight Card: Radmir Gabdulin vs. Hoon Kim Toni Valtonen vs. Chang Seob Lee Enoc Solves Torres vs. Seung Bae Whi Ricardo Wondel vs. Sang Soo Lee Bogdan Christea vs. Mikhail Malyutin Romano de los Reyes vs. Erik Oganov Jason Jones vs. Dmitry Samoilov Kamil Uygun vs. Mikhail Zayats Jessie Gibbs vs. Alexey Oleinik
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 4:59AM by Wolfenstein - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
UFC 97 - Keith Jardine lined up to take on Luiz Cane
UFC light heavyweight contender, Keith Jardine will not be making an appearance at UFC 96 as expected, but instead will resurface at UFC 97, most likely against the ever dangerous Luiz Cane. On Wednesday, a source close to Jardine said the Greg Jackson trained fighter was recently moved back to UFC 97 on Apr. 18 in Montreal, Canada.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 4:54AM by Wolfenstein - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
A change has been made for the upcoming Feb 17 UFC Fight Night card in Tampa, Fla as MMAWeekly.com confirmed late on Wednesday night that Dan Miller has stepped in to replace Alessio Sakara in a middleweight match-up with former WEC fighter, Jake Rosholt. The news was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight, and while it was reported that Sakara has been pulled from the bout, it is unknown at this time the extent or nature of his injury.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 4:52AM by Wolfenstein - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jackson Predicts Title in 2009
“Give me my belt back,” Jackson said. “We all fight for the belt. If I get the belt back then maybe Forrest can get a ‘W’ and then me and Forrest could fight for the belt again. I’d rather take him out in a five-round fight. Say if I beat him in a three-round fight then all these little Internet haters could say, ‘Forrest beat him in a five-round fight, he only won in a three-round fight.’ But it don’t matter because it’s going to be a short night for Forrest any time.”
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 4:50AM by Wolfenstein - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sonnen is slated to make his Octagon return on Feb. 21 against undefeated Demian Maia at UFC 95 in London. “The upside to (Maia) is that he’s fought three of my teammates,” said Sonnen. “I helped every one of them get ready, so I’ve at least got experience in preparing for him and am familiar with him because my teammates competed with him.”
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 4:48AM by Wolfenstein - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
"The Wolfslair team over there in England, they're going to take care of me for the first three days over there," Coleman stated. "I'm going to train with those guys for a couple days and then fly over to Dublin from England."
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 4:46AM by Wolfenstein - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
Naked man arrested at Wal-mart looking for a MMA fight
Officers with the Covington Police Department arrested a nude man looking for a fight Sunday at the Wal-Mart on Industrial Boulevard. According to the incident report, Jeffrey Pickett said he wanted to be a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and was looking for someone to battle. Pickett, who undressed in parking lot, said he knew he could find someone to fight with if he were nude.
Submitted Jan 7, 2009 10:25PM by Muay-Thai_Mogwai - 18 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, General MMA
UFC Quick Quote: Big fights are for people who sell tickets, not losers
“A lot of it is pay-per-view (PPV) buys. If you sell a lot of tickets, you get fights. And Lesnar is one of the biggest ticket sellers we have in our sport right now. You can’t argue that, it’s just a facet of the game and instead of complaining about it I need to make sure I can sell a lot of tickets too. I don’t like that mentality when guys are like ‘Oh well it should be this way and it should be that way’ and I’m like ‘Dude, you’re a loser’.” – UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir (12-3) tells host Larry Pepe in Part II of their interview on MMAmania.com’s exclusive presentation of Pro MMA Radio that current UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar earned his title shot against Randy Couture at UFC 91 - and against anyone else the UFC sees fit because of his ability to sell tickets and PPV’s. Mir and Lesnar are expected to unify the belts in a rematch sometime in late Spring of 2009. Will history repeat itself or will Lesnar score revenge in Act II?
Submitted Jan 7, 2009 9:08PM by SmileR - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews
Dan Henderson: I'm going to take him down and beat the <Bleep> out of him
I want to dominate him striking, in the clinch, taking him down, ground and pound... I want to dominate him everywhere, that is my goal,” says the former Pride FC double-champion. “I think the fight will go everywhere but, technically, I think I am better than him – I have more tools, I should say.”
Submitted Jan 7, 2009 7:39PM by Wolfenstein - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
Injured Eddie Alvarez Sidelined
Dream ace Eddie Alvarez will not be able to keep his appointment with ZST standout Naoyuki Kotani in a lightweight contest scheduled to main event Extreme Challenge “War at the Shore” on Jan. 23 at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Alvarez (15-2) sustained a leg injury during his brief encounter with submission expert Shinya Aoki at K-1 “Premium Dynamite 2008” on New Year’s Eve and has been forced to withdraw.
Submitted Jan 7, 2009 7:35PM by Wolfenstein - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
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