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Xtreme Fighting Championships reups with HDNet extension
(mmajunkie.com)
Xtreme Fighting Championships will have a presence on HDNet through 2013, possibly 2014. The Florida-based promotion has agreed to a contract extension with the MMA-heavy cable station, officials recently announced. As part of the deal, XFC will air eight to 10 live events on HDNet in both 2012 and 2013, and an option is available for 2014.
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 12:33PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Shark Fights 17 Results
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC veteran Jake Rosholt earned a clear-cut decision win over former IFL champion Matt Horwich in the main event of Friday night's Shark Fights 17 event. The rematch served as the featured contest of the HDNet-broadcast event, which took place Friday night at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas. Rosholt used a grinding approach, relying on solid clinchwork and takedowns to earn the clean sweep on all three judges' cards. The result proved revenge for Rosholt, who was defeated by Horwich in a November 2010 TKO result. Rosholt has remained active since the loss, securing a 5-0 record in 2011. In the evening's co-feature, former UFC champ Ricco Rodriguez made quick work of final-day replacement Doug Williams. Rodriguez earned a takedown in the opening minute and then quickly advanced to mount before his opponent offered up his neck. The rear-naked choke came quickly after, and the entire process took just two minutes and 16 seconds. With the result, Rodriguez has now earned 12-straight wins. Although "Suave" continues to tease a potential move to the light heavyweight division, this bout was contested as a catchweight affair. Original opponent Karl Knothe was scratched at Friday's weigh-ins after an apparent miscommunication left him well above the contracted weight for the bout. Jake Rosholt def. Matt Horwich via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Ricco Rodriguez def. Doug Williams via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 2:16 Emanuel Newton def. Ilir Latifi via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Erik Perez def. Douglas Frey via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Alan Jouban def. Andrew Goldthwaite via knockout (punches) - Round 3, 2:37 Victor Hernandez def. Quaint Kempf via submission (armbar) - Round 1, 1:06 Matt Hobar def. Jay Flores via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 1:55
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 10:18AM by kopower - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dream Fight for Japan GP Final Results
(bloodyelbow.com)
Hiroyuki Takaya fended off a stiff challenge from Kazuyuki Miyata to take a split decision win and retained his Featherweight title at Dream: Fight for Japan. Takaya showed excellent take down defense and good striking to get the nod on 2/3 of the judges' cards. Takaya bounces back with the win from his April loss to Roberto Peralta in his Strikeforce debut. In the final of the Dream bantamweight tournament, Hideo Tokoro defeated Masakazu Imanari by unanimous decision to win the tournament. Imanari pulled guard throughout the fight and Tokoro managed to evade all his submission attempts. The judges felt Tokoro's striking advantage was enough to win the fight. In other action, Dream light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi held on to his belt by finishing Hiroshi Izumi with a first round TKO. Tatsuya Kawajiri finished Drew Fickett in the first round in a lightweight bout and Tatsuya Mizuno finished Trevor Prangley in a one-round slugfest. 145 lb. title: Hiroyuki Takaya def. Kazuyuki Miyata via split decision 135 lb. Tournament Final: Hideo Tokoro def. Masakazu Imanari via unanimous decision 205 lb. title: Gegard Mousasi def. Hiroshi Izumi via TKO at 3:29 round 1 155 lbs.: Tatsuya Kawajiri def. Drew Fickett via TKO at 4:41 round 1 135 lbs.: Kenji Osawa def. Keisuke Fujiwara via unanimous decision 205 lbs.: Tatsuya Mizuno def. Trevor Prangley via TKO at 4:41 round 1 175 lbs.: Marius Zaromskis def. Eiji Ishikawa via unanimous decision 155 lbs.: Eiji Mitsuoka def. Bruno Carvalho via unanimous decision
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 10:16AM by kopower - 4 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
Dana White: Jon Jones Not A P4P Great....Yet
(addictedmma.com)
Pound for Pound (P4P)....The term splits fans down the middle, some love doing P4P lists, others see them as ridiculous nonsense. Ask fans who love them and you will usually hear that UFC Champions Anderson Silva and Georges St Pierre are topping the ranks, but does MMA's newest golden boy Jon "Bones" Jones deserve to be listed among those elite legendary names. Here is what UFC President Dana White thinks: "Many people think that Jon Jones should be considered one of the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world...........
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 4:08AM by rockyf - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous
 
Frankie Edgar Vs Gray Maynard III Set For UFC 136
(addictedmma.com)
Its finally on Addicts ! The trilogy fight, the UFC Lightweight title rematch between champion Frankie Edgar and his nemesis Gray Maynard (10-0) has been set as the main event for the increasingly amazing looking UFC 136. Frankie "The Answer" Edgar blasted through BJ Penn, arguably the greatest 155lb fighter in MMA history.....
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 4:05AM by rockyf - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Heavyweight Brett Rogers proclaims innocence following June incident
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers (11-3) claims he is innocent of all charges stemming from a June 28 arrest in Apple Valley, Minn. Rogers' legal counsel today released a statement professing the fighter's belief he is not guilty of the three felonies and one gross misdemeanor filed against him following an alleged altercation with his wife.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 11:32PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Canadian welterweight prospect Jordan Mein signs multi-fight deal with Strikeforce
(mmajunkie.com)
Top Canadian prospect Jordan Mein (22-7 MMA, 0-0 SF) is Strikeforce-bound. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed with sources close to the promotion that Mein has signed a four-fight deal with the organization and is expected to debut at an as-yet-unannounced Sept. 10 event. Mein's opponent has yet to be determined.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 11:30PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
UFC 136 gets second title fight as champ Jose Aldo meets Kenny Florian
(mmajunkie.com)
A pretty darn good card has just gotten better. UFC officials today confirmed a second title fight added to UFC 136, which takes place Oct. 8 at Houston's Toyota Center. Featherweight champ Jose Aldo makes the second defense of his UFC title when he meets two-time lightweight challenger and newly minted 145-pound fighter Kenny Florian.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 7:32PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Yushin Okami Feels That He Lost First Fight With Anderson Silva
(bloodyelbow.com)
Yushin Okami will be challenging Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight title at UFC 134, and most fans know that this is a rematch of the 2006 battle at Rumble on the Rock 8 in Hawaii. Okami won the first bout by disqualification after Anderson used an illegal kick from his guard to hurt Okami, who was unable to continue. Okami spoke to Tatame about that bout, and while he has the W on his record, he doesn't feel like he won the fight: "I won by DQ, but I felt I lost that fight," he said, responding to Anderson, who said he faked he was hurt to stop the fight. "There was a damage. There is no point to talk about past things so I don't really care of what people say about last fight. However, that experience made me stronger and as a result I was able to fight in UFC afterwards so I really thank and respect Silva. The word that he says to that I was dressed in damage last is past. I am not dressed. This time I will fight with respect and it will be a chance to show who's the best".
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 7:28PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen hosts UFC Fight Club Q&A session prior to UFC 133 weigh-ins
(mmajunkie.com)
Better get your popcorn ready. UFC middleweight contender and part-time standup comedian Chael Sonnen hosts next month's UFC Fight Club Q&A session. The session takes place on Friday, Aug. 5, prior to the day's official weigh-ins for "UFC 133: Evans vs. Davis II."
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 5:13PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Melvin Guillard vs. Joe Lauzon in the works for UFC 136 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
They wanted it, and now they'll get it. Melvin Guillard and Joe Lauzon are now set to meet at UFC 136, which takes place Oct. 8 at Houston's Toyota Center. Lauzon confirmed the bout via his personal blog after recently accepting a challenge from Guillard in the press.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 5:11PM by FastKnockout - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard headline UFC 136 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
As expected, fall is the time of reckoning for Gray Maynard (10-0-1 MMA, 8-0-1 UFC) and Frankie Edgar's (13-1-1 MMA, 8-1-1 UFC) unfinished business. UFC officials today announced that the champ and No. 1 contender will meet a third time in the headliner of UFC 136, which takes place Oct. 8 at Houston's Toyota Center.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 3:50PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ricco Rodriguez Agrees to New Opponent After Shark Fights 17 Weigh-in Debacle
(mmaweekly.com)
"Shark Fights 17: Horwich vs. Rosholt II is finally set for Friday night at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas, but it wasn’t without some last-minute drama following Thursday’s weigh-in. Main eventers Matt Horwich and Josh Rosholt easily made weight, making their bout official, but things didn’t go as smoothly for former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez."
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 3:37PM by Khaos - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Demian Maia meets Jorge Santiago at UFC 136
(mmajunkie.com)
Two Brazilian standouts looking to rebound from recent setbacks will face off in Houston. Onetime middleweight contender Demian Maia (14-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) and Jorge Santiago (23-9 MMA, 1-3 UFC) are set to meet at UFC 136, according to a recent report on Brazilian news site iG.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 2:46PM by Budgellism - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Quick Quote: Rashad Evans is going to 'smash' Tito Ortiz
(mmamania.com)
"I feel right now honestly, not to be disrespectful, but I don't think there's anybody who could beat me, so I didn't care who they put in front of me. I've had a lot more experience since [our first fight]. I've been in a lot of big fights, had a lot of success, and that says it all. For him, he's been on a rocky road. He's had to go down a path he never walked before. Losing all those times in a row, all that heartbreak, stuff like that. You never know how that hurts someone's mentality ... The challenge kind of got extinguished a little bit. He wasn't staying consistently hot. It was something I thought about back then, but as time went on, I thought about guys who would be more of a challenge. Coming off this win, it's looking like he's got a little fire underneath him. He's moving in the right direction, so right now is the perfect chance to fight him again. If he wants to fight, I appreciate him taking the fight, but I'm going to smash him. I've been training so long, I just want to fight somebody." - Rashad Evans
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 2:21PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ricco Rodriguez currently without opponent at Shark Fights 17
(mmajunkie.com)
A weight snafu has put the co-main event of Shark Fights 17 in jeopardy. A scheduled bout between Ricco Rodriguez (46-11) and Karl Knothe (19-6) was scratched today because of an apparent miscommunication about the contested weight limit of the bout that caused Knothe to come in grossly overweight for the event, which takes place tonight at Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas. Both Rodriguez's camp and Shark Fights officials said the bout was agreed to a catchweight of 230 pounds while Knothe allegedly believed it to be a heavyweight contest. When Knothe weighed in at 253.75 pounds to Rodriguez's 227.75 pounds, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation disallowed Knothe from tonight's event due to the large gap and concerns over excessive weight-cutting from the heavier fighter.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 2:16PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
TUF Rejected Hougland made most of 132
(bloodyelbow.com)
Hougland said he tried out for the upcoming season of "The Ultimate Fighter," the first to feature featherweights and bantamweights, but did not make it through Spike TV after clearing the UFC's cuts. Needing an additional bout to fill out the UFC 132 card, the UFC announced the Hougland and Walker fight nine days prior to the show. "My manager was kind of talking to them, he had given them a call and they just called back and offered the fight," Hougland said. "Of course I'm not going to say no to the UFC." If this is who they cut from the show I CANNOT WAIT to see who made it. Bisping and Miller have insisted this is the best season ever
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 2:14PM by Patchedup15 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tickets for "UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage" on sale next week
(mmajunkie.com)
Tickets for the UFC's return to Colorado, "UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage," go on sale next week. UFC 135, which features a heavily anticipated light-heavyweight title clash between current champion Jon Jones and former champ Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, takes place Sept. 24 at Pepsi Center in Denver.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 11:40AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
One FC Announces List of Champions on Their Roster, Unveils Plans to Host Shows Around Asia
(bloodyelbow.com)
One FC hosted their first press conference yesterday and they unveiled their grand plans to take over the Asian MMA scene. As expected, they announced that they already have broadcast deals with both ESPN Star Sports, and MediaCorp Channel 5 (MC), Singapore's leading media company.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 10:52AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dave Herman vs. Mike Russow added to October's UFC 136 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
Heavyweights Dave "Pee Wee" Herman (21-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Mike Russow (14-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will clash in October. UFC officials recently announced the matchup, which takes place at UFC 136.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 10:47AM by Budgellism - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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