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Fitch out of fight with Hughes
MMAmania can confirm that Fitch is not available to fight that weekend. In fact, he told us today, “I’m not even going to be in the country. I’ll be in Vietnam tending to some personal matters.”
Submitted Nov 24, 2007 12:36AM by Bemin - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight contender Alan ‘The Talent’ Belcher will look to make it three-straight victories when he steps into the cage to face tough veteran fighter Ricardo Almeida on Feb. 2 at UFC 81 in Las Vegas. Belcher stopped “The Ultimate Fighter” star Kalib Starnes by TKO at UFC 77 in Cincinnati and is proving that he is a force to be reckoned with in the 185-pound class. Belcher on Friday confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that he will face Almeida. He said of his future opponent, “He beat Nate Marquardt by submission and Ryo Chonan by decision and his jiu-jitsu is really good, so it is going to be a good fight.”
Submitted Nov 23, 2007 8:42PM by babalu2720 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
thiago alves or jon fitch could replace serra
According to a UFC official, if Serra is out for a long period of time and Hughes agrees to fight on Dec. 29, the two most likely candidates to for an opponent would be Jon Fitch or Thiago Alves. Josh Koscheck and Diego Sanchez are both coming off losses, and Sanchez has talked about cutting to 155. it says this down near the bottom of the article.
Submitted Nov 23, 2007 5:00PM by nickcuc547 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
Henderson: I'll beat Silva up
DAN HENDERSON says he'll knock out middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the main event at UFC 82. The mouthwatering bout pits the two ex-Pride superstars together in the UFC for the first time. And President Dana White confirmed one of the most hotly anticipated clashes of 2008 is scheduled for March 1 next year.
Submitted Nov 23, 2007 2:45PM by Ordep - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC
Razor Rob taking on Varner in February
"Razor" Rob McCullough will next defend his World Extreme Cagefighting lightweight title in early February against Jamie Varner, sources from both camps have confirmed to MMAWeekly.com.
Submitted Nov 23, 2007 11:40AM by AchillesHeel - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC
Karo Parisyan has a broken hand
One factor that almost no one knew going into the fight with Chonan is that Karo had a broken hand, something that may keep him out of action for a while waiting for the injury to heal. “My right hand is broken,” Parisyan stated. “I fought with a broken hand, on top of my wrist, on top of my hand, right above my knuckles, and I fought with that.”
Submitted Nov 23, 2007 5:33AM by CornishMMA - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Announces Four Fights for The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale
The UFC has officially announced a handful of fights for The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale, which takes place Dec. 8 at The Palms Las Vegas. The event airs on Spike TV. Jared Rolins (5-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Jon Koppenhaver (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Troy Mandaloniz (2-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Richie Hightower (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Additionally, Roman Mitichyan (3-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who left the show during the season’s first episode because of a pre-existing broken elbow, will take on Dorian Price (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). Finally, cast member Paul Georgieff (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will take on UFC veteran (and non-cast member) Jonathan Goulet (19-9 MMA, 2-3 UFC).
Submitted Nov 23, 2007 5:03AM by CornishMMA - 11 comments
Serra Injured, Withdraws From UFC 79 Card
Matt Serra will have to withdraw from the UFC 79 card due to an injury he suffered after his training earlier this week. The current UFC welterweight champion, who was scheduled to fight Matt Hughes at UFC 79, suffered a herniated disc in his lower back on Monday following a routine training session in his Long Island gym.
Submitted Nov 23, 2007 4:02AM by Muay-Thai - 52 comments
Yarenoka fight card
Looks like a nice event, looking foreword to seeing the matchups they will come up with. Oh and don't cry at me about it already being posted, just look at the link or move on.
Submitted Nov 23, 2007 12:28AM by cmill21 - 4 comments
Urijah Faber Looks to Put WEC on the Map (Story from Yahoo! Sports)
by Kevin Iole/Yahoo! Sports (Reprinted from Yahoo! Sports with permission) On a cold and rainy Friday afternoon, Urijah Faber sits inside a cafe in New York City and does his best to drum up interest in his Dec. 12 featherweight title fight with Jeff Curran. As popular as it has gotten over the last several years, mixed martial arts still hasn’t hit the mainstream with the American populace. And Faber, who holds the WEC’s championship belt, understands that as big as his bout with Curran is in his world, it’s barely above meaningless to most of the people inside the coffee shop who are taking a break from the bitter cold.
Submitted Nov 22, 2007 2:49PM by adamsb - 7 comments
Filed under: WEC
Report: “Shogun” to Return in February or March
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (16-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC), a longtime PRIDE fighter who made an unsuccessful UFC debut against Forrest Griffin in September, will likely return to the octagon in February or March. The report comes from Chris Howie of MMANews.com, who quoted Chute Boxe representative Julio Heller.
Submitted Nov 22, 2007 2:47PM by adamsb - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jordan Miller to replace Brad “One Punch” Pickett at Cage Rage 24
Cage Rage promoters Andy Geer and Dave O’Donnell have announced that Jordan Miller will step in for injured featherweight Brad “One Punch” Pickett at Cage Rage 24 “Feel the Pain” on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Wembley Arena in London, England. The announcement finalizes the card for the 11-bout event. Pickett (11-4), who broke his arm while training with the American Top Team, had been scheduled to battle Trojan Freefighter Ronny Mann (9-1-1), a top contender in the Cage Rage featherweight division. The 29-year-old Pickett is expected to miss six weeks.
Submitted Nov 22, 2007 8:55AM by CornishMMA - 1 comment
Yet Another Positive Marijuana Test In California
Hawaiian fighter Bryson Kamaka, who lost to Luke Stewart at last week's Strikeforce event, is the latest fighter to test positive for marijuana after an MMA fight in California.
Submitted Nov 22, 2007 8:49AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Patrick Côté: I’m Fighting Drew McFedries at UFC Fight Night 12
UFC middleweight Patrick Côté (11-4 MMA, 2-4 UFC) figured he’d next fight in February; instead the fighter will take on hard-hitting Drew McFedries (6-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 12 on Jan. 23.
Submitted Nov 22, 2007 2:06AM by adamsb - 19 comments
UFC 82: Josh Koscheck to return on Columbus card in March (Exclusive)
Welterweight contender Josh Koscheck (9-2) will return to action at UFC 82 at the Nationwide Arena on March 1, joining American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) teammate Jon Fitch on the Columbus, Ohio, fight card. Opponents have been discussed to face the former NCAA Division I wrestling champion, but no bout agreements have been signed at this time. “Kos” is hungry and determined to get back on the winning track after his unanimous decision loss to Georges St. Pierre at UFC 74: “Respect” back in August. His goal is to rattle off a flurry of wins early in 2008 to ensure that his name is among the 170-pound title contenders as soon as possible.
Submitted Nov 21, 2007 7:58PM by babalu2720 - 11 comments
UFC Fight Night 12: Kurt Pellegrino vs. Alberto Crane (Exclusive)
MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) just learned that lightweight grapplers Kurt Pellegrino (10-3) and Alberto Crane (8-1) will go at it on January 23 at UFC Fight Night 12. It’s a showdown that pits two of the top jiu-jitsu fighters in the division against one another.
Submitted Nov 21, 2007 5:27PM by nickcuc547 - 4 comments
Sorting out the Welterweight Division - Part I
For years, the UFC welterweight division was the bastion of predictability. Matt Hughes ruled with an iron fist. Georges St-Pierre was the heir apparent. BJ Penn was…well…BJ Penn. The rest of the division was really nothing more than a bunch of opponents for the ‘Big Three’. Oh, how things have changed. Strange things are definitely afoot in the welterweight division.
Submitted Nov 21, 2007 3:09PM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Official List Of Fighters To Take Part In NYE Japan Event - Arona, Sakari, And Melendez Added
M-1 has held a press conference in Tokyo today where it was confirmed that Fedor will fight on New Year’s Eve at Japan's Saitama Super Arena. The event is said to be supported by M-1, with the help of former PRIDE staff. Below is a list of fighters that have been officially confirmed for the event:
Submitted Nov 21, 2007 10:11AM by grappler0000 - 22 comments
Jason “Mayhem” Miller -VS- Tim Kennedy - HDNet Fights 15th Dec
Team Quest representatives have confirmed that Jason “Mayhem” Miller will square off with Tim Kennedy in the co-main event at HDNet Fights “Reckless Abandon” on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas. Kennedy (8-1) will replace UFC veteran Sean Salmon, who was medically suspended by the California State Athletic Commission following his knockout loss to Jorge Santiago at Strikeforce “Four Men Enter, One Man Survives” on Nov. 16 in San Jose, Calif. Miller has a history with Kennedy, who defeated him by decision at an Extreme Challenge event in February 2003. An Army Ranger who was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006, Kennedy has not lost a fight in more than six years.
Submitted Nov 21, 2007 10:05AM by CornishMMA - 4 comments
Strikeforce Leaving California for Feb. 23 Show
The California-based Strikeforce organization will host its next show on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Wash. It’ll be the organization’s first-ever show outside California
Submitted Nov 21, 2007 9:54AM by CornishMMA - 1 comment
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