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MFC For Sale?
(mmasucka.com)
Earlier this morning Mark Pavelich tweeted this statement. "MFC FOR SALE 3.2 Million"
Submitted Jun 23, 2011 11:26PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC on Versus 4: Pat Barry – No More Mr. Nice Guy
(mmaweekly.com)
If there’s one thing you can say about UFC heavyweight Pat Barry beyond his fight skills, it’s that he’s a hell of a nice guy. During his Q&A appearance prior to UFC on Versus 3 in Louisville, Ky., Barry had a room full of fans laughing and joking along with him as he told stories and answered questions. At the UFC Fighter Summit, Barry somehow managed to strip down to his underwear and sit quietly during one of the talks being given, while fighters all around him chuckled and couldn’t help but laugh at the gentle giant’s antics. He even famously knocked down his idol Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic when they fought, and helped him back up.
Submitted Jun 23, 2011 7:57PM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Tim Kennedy Gets His Wish, Faces Robbie Lawler at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson
(mmaweekly.com)
Sometimes when you ask, you shall receive. Two former middleweight title contenders will battle it out as Tim Kennedy gets his wish and will face Robbie Lawler at the upcoming Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson card. Strikeforce officials announced the new bout on Thursday. Kennedy has been targeting the July 30 date for a while now, and just last month expressed his desire of opponents when speaking with MMAWeekly.com.
Submitted Jun 23, 2011 7:46PM by pmoney - 9 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Bantamweights Jeff Hougland and Donny Walker added to UFC 132
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of promotional newcomers will round out July's "UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber" event, as bantamweights Jeff Hougland (9-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Donny Walker (15-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meet on the evening's preliminary card. UFC officials today announced the addition. UFC 132 takes place July 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber headline the event.
Submitted Jun 23, 2011 5:02PM by pmoney - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Whitey' Bulger arrest recalls UFC owner's roots
(content.usatoday.com)
The capture of one of the most wanted U.S. fugitives touches on the origins of the Ultimate Fighting Championship's parent company. James "Whitey" Bulger was arrested Wednesday near Los Angeles, law enforcement officials said. Bulger, one of the FBI's Ten Most Wanted, is accused of leading Boston mobsters for decades. If at least one allegation is true, his organization also launched a chain of events that led to the formation of UFC owner Zuffa. edit: I really hope this is in the right forum. if not, I'm sorry
Submitted Jun 23, 2011 4:40PM by Poor_Franklin - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Melvin Guillard: A lightweight grand prix tournament is the solution for the 155-pound division
(mmamania.com)
Brackets? We don't need no stinking brackets ... actually, we do, at least according to Melvin Guillard. It ain't easy being a top contender in the 155-pound division. If you are, you're one of many and your spot in the pecking order is up for constant debate.
Submitted Jun 23, 2011 3:35PM by Budgellism - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shark Fights 16 lineup official with 10 bouts, airs via tape delay on FUEL TV
(mmajunkie.com)
"Shark Fights 16: Neer vs. Juarez" is slated for June 25, and the night's 10-bout lineup is now official. The main event pits UFC veteran and current interim Shark Fights welterweight champ Josh Neer (29-10-1) against Jesse Juarez (15-7), and Elvis Mutapcic (8-1) meets fellow middleweight Arteneas Young (6-3) in the night's co-feature. Shark Fights 16 takes place at Ector County Coliseum in Odessa, Texas. The event will be filmed by FUEL TV and air later this year as part of FUEL TV's "Friday Fight Night." "We at Shark Fights are excited to bring our show back to West Texas," Shark Fights executive Wes Nolen stated. "We love our fans in West Texas, and West Texas loves us. We have put together a sensational card for this event with an intriguing mix of exciting veterans and some very impressive young fighters starting to make a little noise within the industry. "We are also thrilled to have our stellar commentating team back for this event, with WWE and WCW great Bill Goldberg providing the color alongside Erik Apple as the lead commentator. These two are a real asset to our programming."
Submitted Jun 23, 2011 3:02PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Marius Zaromskis vs. Hayato "Mach" Sakurai Rematch Booked for DREAM BW Japan GP Finals
(mmafighting.com)
Another champion has been added to DREAM's upcoming event as DREAM welterweight champion and 2009 Welterweight GP champion Marius Zaromskis will rematch former pound-for-pound great Hayato "Mach" Sakurai in a non-title bout at Fight for Japan: DREAM 2011 Bantamweight Japan Tournament Final.
Submitted Jun 23, 2011 10:13AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
Jorge Gurgel vs Joe Duarte to headline Strikeforce Challengers 18 on Aug. 12
(mmamania.com)
UFC veteran Jorge Gurgel will look to string together back-to-back wins for the first time in four years when he collides with The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 8 alum Joe Duarte in the Strikeforce: "Challengers 18" main event at "The Palms" in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Aug. 12, 2011.
Submitted Jun 23, 2011 12:30AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Alexis Davis vs. Julie Kedzie Latest Addition to Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson Card
(mmaweekly.com)
A welterweight women’s match-up is the latest addition to the Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson card with Alexis Davis meeting Julie Kedzie as both fighters make their promotional debuts. The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the match-up on Wednesday. Alexis Davis (9-4) makes her Strikeforce debut after signing a multi-fight deal with the promotion just recently.
Submitted Jun 22, 2011 7:31PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Mike Kyle vs. Gegard Mousasi possible for September Strikeforce event
(mmajunkie.com)
A matchup pitting former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champ Gegard Mousasi (30-3-2 MMA, 2-1-1 SF) against Mike Kyle (18-8-1 MMA, 2-3-1 SF) could be headed to the promotion's fall lineup. The pair were supposed to fight this past April at "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley" before Kyle was forced to withdraw with a broken hand. In his place stepped Keith Jardine, who fought Mousasi to a draw. The fight could take place at a yet-unnamed Strikeforce event slated for Sept. 10 that's expected to feature a middleweight title fight between current champ Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and Luke Rockhold, though at this point, the date is not finalized.
Submitted Jun 22, 2011 6:36PM by pmoney - 20 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Shark Fights 16 fight card finalized for 'Neer vs Juarez' on June 25 in Odessa
(mmamania.com)
Amarillo, Texas -- Hard charging, Texas-based mixed martial arts fight promotion company, Shark Fight Promotions, is set to deliver another exceptional night of MMA excitement in Odessa, Texas on Saturday, June 25th at the Ector County Coliseum. Fresh off their successful debut outside of their home state of Texas in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the promotion is excited to bring their fans in West Texas another action-packed combat experience. Shark Fights 16 in Odessa will feature the hard-hitting Shark Fights Interim Welterweight Champ Josh Neer and California native Jesse Juarez in a non-title bout. This match up will display two opposing styles between two seasoned veterans. Neer (29-10-1), preferring the standup game that demonstrates his superb striking skills, will face the tough ground game of Juarez (15-6-0) who is not afraid to stand toe-to-toe or take it to the mat to finish off an opponent.
Submitted Jun 22, 2011 6:23PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jorge Gurgel returns at Strikeforce Challengers 18 against opponent yet to be determined
(mmajunkie.com)
Strikeforce lightweight contender Jorge Gurgel (14-7 MMA, 2-2 SF) will return to action on Aug. 12. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt today announced his intentions via Twitter. His opponent for the matchup has yet to be determined. Gurgel is expected to compete on the main card of the as-yet-unannounced Strikeforce Challengers 18, which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) reported Wednesday morning will take place at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jun 22, 2011 5:30PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Quick Quote: 'Let's be honest, Joe Stevenson hasn't really evolved much in three years'
(mmamania.com)
Them fightin' words. Less than a week before his UFC on Versus 4 bout against Joe Stevenson, WEC import Javier Vazquez sizes up "Daddy" on Sherdog's Beatdown Radio show.
Submitted Jun 22, 2011 4:45PM by Budgellism - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Versus 4: Pat Barry Faces Important Test in Cheick Kongo
(bloodyelbow.com)
At this Sunday's UFC on Versus 4, the semi-main event will be a clash of Heavyweights as Pat Barry faces Cheick Kongo. Both men come into the fight with strong stand-up skills and professional kickboxing experience - a point which will surely be much discussed in the lead-up to the fight. Yet while the two fighters have a similar background, what they have chosen to do with those backgrounds is very different, and it is this difference that makes this such a pivotal fight in the career of Pat Barry.
Submitted Jun 22, 2011 4:40PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
T.J. Grant withdraws from UFC on Versus 4, fight with Charlie Brenneman scrapped
(mmajunkie.com)
Canadian welterweight T.J. Grant (16-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) has fallen ill and will be unable to fight Charlie Brenneman (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at UFC on Versus 4. The UFC today announced the change via Twitter and said that officials weren't able to find Brenneman a replacement opponent in time for the event, which takes place Sunday at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
Submitted Jun 22, 2011 4:35PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fabricio Werdum: Alistair Overeem Did Not Beat Me, I Lost On My Own
(bloodyelbow.com)
Fabricio Werdum lost a unanimous decision to Alistair Overeem in the first round of Strikeforce's Heavyweight Grand Prix at Strikeforce: Overeem vs Werdum last Saturday. Werdum spent most of the fight on his back, either with Overeem in his guard or flopping to his back, begging the Dutchman to follow him down. It was a less than fan-pleasing performance. Werdum spoke to Brazilian MMA site Portal do Vale Tudo and explained his strategy and what went wrong in the fight: I tried to knock him out, I showed that I was doing well in the stand-up, but I also wanted to do the fight in the ground, because I was very confident in my jiu-jitsu. It ended up being really bad to pull guard all the time, I burned a lot of energy, it was not good. When I was successful in the very end of the rounds, I found myself without much strength. I'm just amazed that no one will go to the ground with me even though I'll stand with everyone. This happens all the time. Even at striking I did not see the K-1 champion that knocks everyone out show up, he did not show much, he did not throw any strikes meant for knock downs, and as Fight Metrics showed I was able to throw more strikes. I made the mistake to pull guard too much, to want to finish it any way. The fight was not good for either of us, but he did not beat me, I lost (on my own).
Submitted Jun 22, 2011 3:27PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Miesha Tate: Marloes Coenen Got 'Exposed' in Her Last Fight
(mmafighting.com)
By the time Miesha Tate steps in the cage to challenge for Marloes Coenen's Strikeforce women's welterweight title on July 30, it will have been nearly a year since her last fight. For most fighters, that's about the point where the dreaded ring rust starts to be an issue. But in this case, at least according to Tate, inactivity might prove to be a virtue. "I've had a lot of opportunity to study her and see where her game is at," Tate said of Coenen. "This time, since I haven't fought for a year, I think it will benefit me because she'll be expecting and game-planning and preparing for the fighter I was a year ago. I switched camps, I've been training in Sacramento with Urijah Faber and Chad Mendes and Brian [Caraway] and all the guys at Team Alpha Male, and the amount of growth I've had in this past year, I'm just a completely different fighter."
Submitted Jun 21, 2011 9:29PM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Top Brazilian Prospect Marcos ‘Pezao’ Signs with Strikeforce
(sherdog.com)
Undefeated Brazilian light heavyweight prospect Marcos Rogerio de Lima has inked a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce. Sherdog.com confirmed the signing Tuesday with multiple sources close to the deal. According to those with knowledge of the situation, “Pezao” has neither a date nor an opponent for his Strikeforce debut, which will most likely occur this fall. September is said to the earliest that the 205-pounder could join the promotion.
Submitted Jun 21, 2011 9:17PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
‘Mega Megu’ Returns, Rematches Nagano at Jewels ‘15th Ring’
(sherdog.com)
After one of the most active stretches of her seven-year career, women’s pound-for-pounder Megumi Fujii has thus far remained dormant in 2011. That will change on July 9, officials from Japanese all-female organization Jewels announced Wednesday, when “Mega Megu” rematches promotional poster girl Mika Nagano at Shinjuku Face in Tokyo. Speaking with Sherdog.com, Fujii confirmed that she recently received the go-ahead to compete at Jewels’ “15th Ring” from Bellator Fighting Championships, the Chicago-based promotion for whom she fought four times in 2010 and remains under contract. War Mega Megu!!!
Submitted Jun 21, 2011 9:04PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
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