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Spencer Fisher vs. Sam Stout III added to UFC on FX 4 in Atlantic City
(mmajunkie.com)
Another trilogy fight is in the works, this one for UFC on FX 4. Lightweights Sam Stout (17-7-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) and Spencer Fisher (24-8 MMA, 9-7 UFC) are set for a third fight at the event, which takes place June 22 at Revel Atlantic City in Atlantic City, N.J. Sportsnet.ca reported the matchup, which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) later confirmed. UFC on FX 4's main card airs on FX, and FUEL TV is expected to carry the prelims.
Submitted Apr 3, 2012 10:04PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Alessio returning to octagon, replaces Matt Wiman at UFC 145
(mmajunkie.com)
John Alessio (34-14 MMA, 0-3 UFC) has finally booked his return to the UFC. The veteran fighter has replaced injured Matt Wiman (14-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and now meets fellow lightweight Mark Bocek (10-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) later this month at UFC 145. Bocek today tweeted the news and stated Wiman suffered a knee injury. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) could not immediately confirm details of the injury. UFC 145 takes place April 21 at Atlanta's Phillips Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view, and FX and Facebook carry the prelims. Wiman vs. Bocek was slated for the PPV portion of the card, though it's not clear if it'll retain its main-card slot with the change.
Submitted Apr 3, 2012 6:30PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz Set to Compete in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Super-Fight Next Month
(mmafighting.com)
While Nick Diaz's MMA future may still be in doubt, the former Strikeforce welterweight champion has decided to return to his Brazilian jiu-jitsu roots. The World Jiu-Jitsu Expo and Cesar Gracie, Diaz's trainer and manager, have confirmed that Diaz will compete in a BJJ super-fight at the WJJE on May 12 in Long Beach, Calif. According to Gracie, Diaz wanted to enter one of the WJJE's tournaments, however, Expo officials chose to have him only compete in a super-fight. No opponent has been signed just yet. Diaz, a black belt under Gracie, hasn't competed in a BJJ match in two years. Gracie said the UFC, "usually doesn't want (Nick) competing (in BJJ) if it's near a fight, (but) he has no fight lined up."
Submitted Apr 3, 2012 2:43PM by BuffaloDave - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brock Lesnar's WWE Return - Video
(sports.yahoo.com)
For some reason that I can't really put into words, I was really liking Lesnar in MMA...and now that he's gone back to the WWE, I lost respect (although I can't raelly say why)... I guess at the end of the day money talks...but this just bothers me And it makes me think...what can those other wrestlers say to him in the "ring"? Oh so now you're returning from that real life fighting business and think you can stand up to us fakers....lol
Submitted Apr 3, 2012 1:25PM by tallica62 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Spike TV: Bellator reality show debuts in 2013, 'Amazing Race' co-creator on board
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV is gearing up for next year's arrival of Bellator Fighting Championships. Officials today announced a new unscripted reality show that will feature Bellator fighters, though details of the series are under wraps for now. "The Amazing Race" co-creator and Emmy winner Bertram van Munster will be involved in the one-hour show, which debuts in 2013 on Spike TV. Bellator CEO and Chairman Bjorn Rebney recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the organization was considering a reality show for Spike TV. He also said Spike TV will host Bellator specialty programming, such as historic fights and event previews, when it moves from MTV2 to Spike TV in 2013.
Submitted Apr 3, 2012 1:13PM by BuffaloDave - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Don Frye Reflects on Long Career
(sherdog.com)
Don Frye debuted in the UFC in February 1996. Sixteen years later, the two-time UFC tournament champion joined the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Savage Dog Show” to discuss his time in the sport, his views on today’s stars and more.
Submitted Apr 3, 2012 12:20AM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Jon Jones Feels Like Rashad Evans Can’t Get Inside His Head
(mmaconvert.com)
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will make his first title defense of 2012 against an ex-teammate and past champion, as “Bones” collides with Rashad Evans in the main event of UFC 145 later this month. For several months now, Jones and Evans have verbally sparred, as the two have had matches cancelled due to injuries to both men. Now, with their date set for April 21 from Atlanta, the stars appear aligned. Evans, who missed out on a title chance back in March of 2011, has done all he can to try and get inside the head of Jones, who became the youngster UFC champion ever when he defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in place of Evans. As “Bones” told the London Free Press recently, Evans will not control his thoughts.
Submitted Apr 3, 2012 12:17AM by prophecy033 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans Offers a Little Friendly Advice for 'King' Mo Lawal
(mmafighting.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans was sad to see Mo Lawal’s situation go from bad to worse this past week, he told MMA Fighting. The two are colleagues in the fight game, but they’re also friends, which made it hard to watch as Lawal was released from his Strikeforce contract shortly after being fined and suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday. "It’s unfortunate, man. Mo’s probably one of the best guys I’ve ever met in the sport, and even outside of the sport," said Evans. "He’s so much different than the character, or what he comes across as. People get the wrong take on Mo." The way Evans sees it, many people fail to see the distinction between the real Lawal and the "King Mo" persona he’s adopted for the purposes of a little pre-fight entertainment. What they don’t realize is that, whether on Twitter or in person, they’re getting a much more genuine response than they get from many other fighters. Sometimes, however, that’s a personality trait that comes with certain consequences.
Submitted Apr 3, 2012 12:14AM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Strikeforce Makes Heavyweight Grand Prix Final Official; Adds Additional Bouts
(mmaweekly.com)
Strikeforce on Monday finally made official the conclusion of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix. It will take place May 19 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. MMAWeekly.com has already reported the main event showdown between Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier, the co-main event with Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez defending his title against Josh Thomson, and a light heavyweight feature bout pitting former champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante vs. Mike Kyle. In making the official announcement, Strikeforce officials added another bout, matching up Bobby Voelker with Nah-Shon Burrell.
Submitted Apr 3, 2012 12:11AM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Ellenberger vs. Kampmann Set as No. 1 Contender’s Bout; Headlines TUF Live Finale
(mmaweekly.com)
The first ever Ultimate Fighter Live finale card has officially been announced for June 1 at the Pearl at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas. A No. 1 contender’s match will headline the show. Jake Ellenberger, fresh off his latest win over Diego Sanchez in February, will battle Xtreme Couture fighter Martin Kampmann with a shot at the UFC welterweight title on the line.
Submitted Apr 3, 2012 12:08AM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans turns down fans autograph request VIDEO
(sports.yahoo.com)
The guy apparently asked him to sign a picture of Evans getting KO'd, and Rashad didn't find it funny...I find it funny
Submitted Apr 2, 2012 8:22PM by tallica62 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
 
Melendez vs. Thomson III, Kyle vs. Cavalcante targeted for Strikeforce's May event
(mmajunkie.com)
Gilbert Melendez (20-2 MMA, 10-1 SF) and Josh Thomson (19-4 MMA, 10-2 SF) will soon settle a score. Multiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that verbal agreements are in place for a rubber match between the current and former Strikeforce lightweight champ at "Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier," which takes place May 19 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., and airs live on Showtime. (Preliminary-card fights air on Showtime Extreme.) Additionally, a non-title light-heavyweight matchup between former champ Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante (11-3 MMA, 4-2 SF) and Mike Kyle (19-8-1 MMA, 3-3-1 SF) is expected to take place.
Submitted Apr 2, 2012 4:15PM by BuffaloDave - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Bob Sapp vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski Signed for KSW 19 Main Event
( mmafighting.com)
Apr 2, 2012 - Apparently, Bob Sapp has recovered from the mysterious leg injury that led to his most recent loss less than one month ago, because "the Beast" is ready to get back in the cage, and the matchup is one that should delight fans of the old "freakshow" style of matchmaking. Sapp, who has lost five in a row and eight of his last nine, is now set to fly to Poland to take on that country's favorite son, former World's Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski. The KSW promotion confirmed the matchup which will take place as the main event of KSW 19 on May 12 at Atlas Stadium in Lodz.
Submitted Apr 2, 2012 2:18PM by BuffaloDave - 15 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Light Heavyweight Bout For May Strikeforce Show Has Gian Villante Facing Derrick Mehmen
(themmanews.com)
A light heavyweight bout appears to be in the works for this May’s upcoming Strikeforce event in California, as New York fighter Gianpiero Villante (9-3) is expected to face Derrick ‘Caveman’ Mehmen (12-4). News of the bout was first reported by Newsday.com (sourced via MMAWeekly.com) who learned of the matchup from Villante Saturday night, who confirmed that bout agreements were in place for the fight. The upcoming Strikeforce show is expected to take place on May 19, 2012 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. The event is expected to feature the Heavyweight Grand Prix Final match between Josh Barnett and Daniel Cormier.
Submitted Apr 1, 2012 10:36PM by sparky - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
'Cyborg' drug denial sticks to familiar script
(espn.go.com)
The unknown persons responsible for encouraging Cristiane Santos to take steroids have been eliminated. That’s her word: "eliminated." This according to the former Strikeforce women’s featherweight champion herself in a video statement released this week, roughly 10 days before she’ll appeal a one-year suspension for a positive drug test after her Dec. 17 win over Hiroko Yamanaka at an event in San Diego. As mea culpa videos go, this one is actually pretty good. A genuinely remorseful-sounding Cyborg acknowledges her mistake, says she knows it is her responsibility to monitor the supplements she takes during training and references the hit to her reputation in the wake of the positive test. Her words are obviously scripted, but don’t come off overly rehearsed. She doesn’t read from a prepared statement; at least, not one we can see. In any case, she speaks for a little less than three minutes and since it’s all in Portuguese with English subtitles, it ultimately might be difficult for non-speakers of that language to gauge her sincerity.
Submitted Apr 1, 2012 9:32PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Dos Santos is doing it the Chuck Liddell way - White
(espn.co.uk)
UFC president Dana White has likened Junior Dos Santos to Chuck Liddell, but has questioned whether the Brazilian has the necessary variety to cope with world class kickboxer Alistair Overeem at UFC 146. Dos Santos is preparing for the first defence of his UFC heavyweight crown, having knocked out Cain Velasquez in 64 seconds to take the belt. The Brazilian's hands are the best in his weight class, but Overeem should hold the edge when it comes to other facets of striking, such as kicks and knees. Liddell was arguably the most devastating light-heavyweight the UFC has seen and White sees plenty of parallels with Dos Santos, which could spell bad news for Overeem, who was knocked out by Liddell back in 2003. "For me, the question is how is Dos Santos going to deal with the kicks and the knees and the elbows?" White was quoted as saying by MMAWeekly.
Submitted Apr 1, 2012 9:28PM by prophecy033 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
I would trade punches with Diaz - Hardy
(espn.co.uk)
Dan Hardy admits he would love the chance to fight Nick Diaz if the welterweight decides to come out of retirement. Diaz quit the UFC in sensational fashion last month after losing a unanimous decision to Carlos Condit, but subsequently tested positive for marijuana. Despite Nate Diaz claiming his brother remains set on retirement, Diaz has remained in training and his trainer Cesar Gracie believes the former Strikeforce champion will return. And Hardy, who is looking to snap a four-fight losing streak when he takes on Duane Ludwig at UFC 146 in May, says he would be happy to welcome Diaz back to the Octagon.
Submitted Apr 1, 2012 9:26PM by prophecy033 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC Champ Brock Lesnar Back to WWE?
(mmaweekly.com)
It appears that it hasn’t taken former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar to find a new job. Rumors constantly swirled around Lesnar about a return to his professional wrestling gig with WWE even while he was actively competing in the UFC. The rumors increased following his retirement after losing to Alistair Overeem at the promotion’s 2011 year-end event, UFC 141. Those rumors have risen to a fever pitch with Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer now reporting, although he doesn’t have confirmation, that Lesnar is believed to have signed a one-year deal with WWE and “will work a more than Undertaker and less than Goldberg type of schedule” upon his return.
Submitted Apr 1, 2012 8:42PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Weekend winners include 50-year-old Smith, Yvel, Kawajiri, Bustamante, Leites, Parisyan
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite another weekend without a UFC event, the regional scene was in full effect with five major shows. They included Resurrection Fighting Alliance 2 in Nebraska, OneFC 3 in Singapore, LFC 8 in China, Amazon Forest Combat 2 in Brazil, and WMMA 1 in Texas. Victors included 50-year-old ex-UFC champ Maurice Smith, Gilbert Yvel, Tara LaRosa, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Lyle Beerbohm, Murilo Bustamante, Thales Leites, Karo Parisyan and others.
Submitted Apr 1, 2012 8:39PM by prophecy033 - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
No more three-minute commercial breaks on 'TUF: Live,' White says
(mmajunkie.com)
As UFC president Dana White has often said, live television ain't easy. The latest reminder came on Friday's new edition of "The Ultimate Fighter: Live" on FX, when what should have been a one-minute break between rounds turned into three. Welcome to the never-ending headaches of live television, White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "We were on a network commercial break," White told MMAjunkie.com immediately following the bout, which aired live on FX from the UFC Training Center in Las Vegas. "You can't break a network-commercial break. We need to fix that. This is a live sporting event, and we need to be on our toes knowing that we can go to another round. We have a 60-second commercial, and you come right back to the fight. That was bad."
Submitted Apr 1, 2012 8:37PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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