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Report: UFC Targeting Anderson Silva vs. Dan Henderson for Fox Debut
(bloodyelbow.com)
Following the UFC on Fox press conference last week, Matt Bishop asked me about potential matchups the UFC could put together for the debut show on November 12. I came up with Lyoto Machida and Brock Lesnar -- before UFC President Dana White announced the latter would be out until 2012 -- as the obvious big names they would have available for a main event on that date.
Submitted Aug 23, 2011 9:19PM by FastKnockout - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stephan Bonnar vs. Kyle Kingsbury added to UFC 139 in San Jose
(mmajunkie.com)
Stephan Bonnar will fight at UFC 139, but it won't be against Josh Koscheck. After the light heavyweight and welterweight clashed over Bonnar's "Trash Talkin Kids" business venture, rumors of a potential middleweight fight between the two UFC vets gained steam. Today, though, officials announced that Bonnar (13-7 MMA, 7-6 UFC) instead will fight fellow light heavyweight Kyle Kingsbury (11-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) at the November show.
Submitted Aug 23, 2011 6:30PM by Budgellism - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clay Guida Talks Who’s Next, His Interest in Moving to Featherweight, and Gilbert Melendez
(mmaweekly.com)
Clay Guida talks about several subjects including his interest in a potential move to featherweight, a rematch with Gilbert Melendez, and who is on his radar for his next fight.
Submitted Aug 23, 2011 2:47PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Neer vs. Keith Wisniewski targeted for UFC on Versus 6 on Oct. 1
(mmajunkie.com)
Two former UFC fighters are likely on their way back to the organization. Following recent win streaks by both fighters, welterweights Josh Neer and Keith Wisniewski are expected to fight at UFC on Versus 6 on Oct. 1. MMAjunkie.com confirmed the planned matchup with event sources.
Submitted Aug 23, 2011 2:42PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kyle Noke Receives Good News From Doctors Following Heel Hook Loss at UFC on Versus 5
(mmaweekly.com)
Following a scary submission at UFC on Versus 5 that saw his leg twisted in a very wrong direction, former Ultimate Fighter competitor Kyle Noke received good news after visiting his doctors.
Submitted Aug 22, 2011 8:57PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 137 gets "UFC Prelims" special on Spike TV
(mmajunkie.com)
The one-hour special precedes the night's pay-per-view main-card broadcast, and it'll feature two preliminary-card bouts. UFC 137 takes place Oct. 29 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. In the PPV main event, champion Georges St-Pierre puts his UFC welterweight title on the line against Nick Diaz, who vacated his Strikeforce belt to rejoin the UFC for the first time in five years. No fights have been determined for the "UFC Prelims" broadcast, though possibilities include lightweights Sam Stout (17-6-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) vs. Dennis Siver (19-7 MMA, 8-4 UFC), light heavyweights Eliot Marshall (10-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) vs. Brandon Vera (11-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC), featherweights Hatsu Hioki (24-4-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. George Roop (12-7-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC), and featherweights Bart Palaszewski (35-14 MMA, 0-0 UFC) vs. Tyson Griffin (15-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC).
Submitted Aug 22, 2011 8:55PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miller vs. Palhares to UFC 134's Spike TV card, Thiago vs. Mitchell to Facebook
(mmajunkie.com)
One fight has been promoted to the Spike TV card for Saturday's UFC 134 card, and one bout has been demoted to the night's Facebook stream. The preliminary-card switch puts middleweights Dan Miller and Rousimar Palhares on Spike TV's "UFC Prelims" special, and welterweights Paulo Thiago vs. David Mitchell now head to the web stream. UFC officials recently swapped their spots on the Brazilian card.
Submitted Aug 22, 2011 8:53PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator 48 victory staves off Seth Petruzelli's secretly planned retirement
(mmajunkie.com)
He kept it quiet from all but those closest to him, but Seth Petruzelli probably would have retired had Ricco Rodriguez beat him at Bellator 48. When he instead knocked out the former UFC champ, he experienced a rush of emotions not unlike those he experienced in his CBS-televised win over Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson some three years ago. "If anyone watched when I fell on the ground (after the fight), I was laughing and crying at the same time," he today told MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted Aug 22, 2011 8:50PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
"The Ultimate Fighter 14" cast unveiled with 32 bantamweights and featherweights
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV has unveiled the group of 32 fighters who appear on the upcoming season debut of "The Ultimate Fighter 14." The reality show, which is the final season to air on Spike TV before a move to FX, is the first to feature bantamweight (135-pound) and featherweight (145-pound) fighters. Many notable names are part of the show, including Carson Beebe, John Dodson, Matt Jaggers, Paul McVeigh, Stephen Bass, Bryan Caraway, Eric Marriott, Micah Miller and others. "TUF 14," which features Michael Bisping and Jason "Mayhem" Miller as coaches, debuts Sept. 21 on Spike TV.
Submitted Aug 22, 2011 1:44PM by ncordless - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen Not Attending UFC 134, Lynch Mob Has to Wait
(bloodyelbow.com)
Yesterday I posted about a Facebook event calling for the "Lynching of Chael Sonnen" in Rio. While the event was made as a joke by the creators, it is very much possible that some of those "attending" were looking forward to causing bodily harm to the outspoken middleweight. Unfortunately or fortunately depending on your point of view, they won't be getting the chance.
Submitted Aug 21, 2011 9:13PM by FastKnockout - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ronny Markes to Drop to Middleweight for Next UFC Fight
(bloodyelbow.com)
Ronny Markes is coming off a very impressive win over Karlos Vemola at UFC on Versus 5 last weekend, but that doesn't mean he has long-term plans for the light heavyweight division. It has been revealed that he plans to continue his UFC campaign at middleweight. Tatame shares the news: On a chat with TATAME, the coach of Kimura team, Jair Lourenco, revealed his student will go down to the middleweight division, same weight class he was used to fight at in Brazil.
Submitted Aug 21, 2011 9:11PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Karo Parisyan Trying to Put the Past Behind Him, Hoping to Fight Sakuraba Next
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC veteran Karo Parisyan (19-7) will look to reinvigorate his career after back-to-back losses to Dennis Hallman and Ryan Ford, quite possibly by facing legendary Japanese fighter Kazushi Sakuraba.
Submitted Aug 21, 2011 9:02PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Josh Koscheck Returns at UFC 139, Possibly Fighting at Middleweight
(mmaweekly.com)
The long road back to the Octagon for former welterweight title contender Josh Koscheck appears to have a destination.
Submitted Aug 21, 2011 8:55PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spike TV Executives Spotted at Bellator 48
(bloodyelbow.com)
Rumors of Bellator moving to Spike TV have circulated since the latter's broadcast deal with the UFC came into question. That move now looks like a forgone conclusion after the UFC's move to the Fox family became official this week. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has played the PR game, telling MMA Junkie that they're only focused on MTV2. Despite Rebney's coyness, MMA Nation's Luke Thomas insists that Spike TV executives have told him that a Bellator move to Spike is "very likely."
Submitted Aug 21, 2011 1:58PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
HDNet airs Shooto Brazil's BOPE fundraiser on Friday, Teixeira vs. Eastman headlines
(mmajunkie.com)
A solid four-fight lineup will be part of Friday's HDNet broadcast of "Shooto Brazil: Fight for BOPE" event. The event airs via one-day delay (at 10 p.m. ET) and serves as a fundraiser for Batalhao de Operacoes Policiais Especiais (Special Police Operations Battalion), Rio de Janeiro's military special forces. Light heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Marvin Eastman headline the event.
Submitted Aug 21, 2011 12:24PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC Vet Vladimar Matyushenko Wants Third Fight With Rogerio Nogueira, Return Expected by Year’s End
(mmaweekly.com)
Vladimir Matyushenko wants a third go-around with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, according to his management. And he’d like it to be before the calendar turns away from 2011.
Submitted Aug 20, 2011 10:44PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: ESPN Always Hated the UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
At the UFC on Fox press conference, UFC President Dana White told the media that the UFC negotiated with "everyone." Every network you could think of, the UFC talked to. (His words, not mine.)
Submitted Aug 20, 2011 5:48PM by FastKnockout - 34 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Ultimate Fighter Live on FX Promo
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC's new partnership with Fox promises to not only bring new opportunities for the fighters but also to breath new life into a stagnant Ultimate Fighter Product. While at the press conference this past Thursday some details were released on the updated format, FX and the UFC have released the above video which provides some more details about Season 15 of the Ultimate Fighter. The video also shows some of the highlights of this upcoming season. I wasn't able to put any names to the faces but from what they show, the fights look to be exciting.
Submitted Aug 20, 2011 4:11PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brazilian MMA Fans Welcome Chael Sonnen With 'Lynching' Facebook Event
(bloodyelbow.com)
It was bound to catch up with him. Chael Sonnen has been spouting off about Brazil for the past year and it seems that finally MMA fans have had enough. Over 2500 Brazilian fans have "RSVP'd" to a Facebook event called "Linchamento do Chael Sonnen" (English: Lynching of Chael Sonnen). The page has the following description: "Guys, everyone is aware of what this insect has been spewing about Brazil, the fighters, of the people of this country, of our culture. I think we should give him a "warm welcome" when he comes to attend UFC Rio on the 27th, since Brazilians carries the fame of being sympathetic, hospitable, warm people, how about a big party for our friend Chael Sonnen?"
Submitted Aug 20, 2011 4:08PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
War Machine planning Oct. 15 return against Gideon Ray
(mmajunkie.com)
With a one-year jail sentence over, War Machine is ready to get back in the cage. The former cast member of "The Ultimate Fighter 6" (known then as Jon Koppenhaver) recently announced via Twitter that he'll return to action on Oct. 15 against Gideon Ray at Chicago Cagefighting Championship 4. The promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
Submitted Aug 20, 2011 3:13PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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