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Gesias Cavalcante vs. Lyle Beerbohm on tap for STRIKEFORCE: Fedor vs. Henderson
(mmajunkie.com)
Lightweights Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante (15-4-1 MMA, 0-1 SF) and Lyle Beerbohm (16-2 MMA, 3-2 SF) will clash at "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson." Strikeforce officials announced the fight overnight. "Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson" takes place July 30 at Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill., near Chicago. The main card, including a Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson heavyweight headliner, airs live on Showtime.
Submitted Jul 7, 2011 9:59AM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Brad Pickett Talks Frustration, How to Beat Dominick Cruz
(bloodyelbow.com)
Brad Pickett might not be a name that strikes a chord with you right away, especially if you didn't watch the WEC. The 32-year-old British bantamweight might be nicknamed "One Punch", but he has a slick submission game to go along with his heavy hands. He was scheduled to face Miguel Torres in his UFC debut at UFC 130, but had to pull out due to a back injury which has kept him on the shelf for a while now. I don't care who Pickett fights, I just want to see him back in the cage. He's a great example of why Bantamweight is such a fun weight class.
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 11:24PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Griffin admits 'I've got to cut some f***ing weight'
(espn.co.uk)
Forrest Griffin has admitted he has "a lot of problems" facing him if he is to make weight for his UFC 134 showdown with Mauricio Shogun Rua. Griffin is coming off a decision victory over Rich Franklin in February, and he admits he has allowed himself to put on a little too much weight ahead of his clash with Rua on August 27. I don't like this report!!
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 10:03PM by pmoney - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Chippendale' Marquardt 'had it coming' - Hardy
(espn.co.uk)
Dan Hardy, a long-term trash talk target of Nate Marquardt, has had his say on the American's testosterone scandal, telling him "it's all about hard work in the gym". Hardy has found himself on the wrong end of Marquardt's tongue on more than one occasion, most notably when Marquardt claimed the Brit did not deserve his title shot against Georges St-Pierre.
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 9:59PM by pmoney - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua Talks Wanderlei Silva Loss, Challenge From Tito Ortiz
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua spoke with Tatame yesterday about his friend Wanderlei Silva's loss to Chris Leben at UFC 132, and also responded to Tito Ortiz. Silva was knocked out in 27 seconds by Leben, which obviously bothered his training partner at Kings MMA. Here's what he had to say in regards to Silva: "I haven’t seen Wanderlei, I’m in San Diego and he’s in Las Vegas, but I was sad about the defeat", said Shogun, on a chat with TATAME. "It’s really sad to see Wanderlei getting knocked out like that, but what can we do, it happens with who is up there". "Wanderlei was doing fine, motivated, thrilled, he wanted to fight really badly… We trained together before the fight and he was glad."
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 8:49PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Charles Oliveira Replaces Paul Taylor, Faces Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC on Versus 5
(sports.yahoo.com)
A change has been made to the upcoming UFC on Versus 5 fight card. Charles Oliveira has replaced Paul Taylor and will face Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in Milwaukee. Sources close to the match-up confirmed the bout to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday. Oliveira steps in just two weeks after his fight with Nik Lentz in Pittsburgh at UFC on Versus 4...
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 8:34PM by grappler0000 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Miller replaces injured "Cacareco", meets Rousimar Palhares at UFC 134
(mmajunkie.com)
Dan Miller (13-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) has replaced injured Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira (18-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and now meets fellow middleweight Rousimar Palhares (12-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at UFC 134 in Brazil. UFC officials today announced the change but didn't disclose Ferreira's injury. UFC 134, first announced as "UFC: Rio," takes place Aug. 27 at HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro.
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 7:20PM by pmoney - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Middleweights Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann targeted for UFC 136 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
Of all the targets at which Chael Sonnen (25-11-1 MMA, 4-4 UFC) has aimed, the toughest one may be ahead. Not long after a bout with Lyoto Machida was nixed, sources today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the onetime middleweight contender will stay in his division and is targeted for a meeting with Brian Stann (11-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at UFC 136, which takes place Oct. 8 at Toyota Center in Houston. Verbal agreements are in place for the bout, though contracts haven't been signed.
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 7:14PM by pmoney - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sources: Chael Sonnen vs. Lyoto Machida not on UFC's fall docket
(mmajunkie.com)
A fight between onetime middleweight challenger Chael Sonnen (25-11-1 MMA, 4-4 UFC) and former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (17-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) is not happening. Sources close to the promotion today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the fight was briefly entertained but did not become a reality after being heavily rumored for the fall, possibly at UFC 136.
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 3:39PM by Budgellism - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sherdog Rankings
(sherdog.com)
To say that June 26 did not go as planned for a number of world-ranked fighters would be a massive understatement. That day, at Pittsburgh's Consol Energy Center, former UFC middleweight contender Nate Marquardt did not make his expected welterweight debut against Rick Story at UFC Live 4. Instead, Marquardt found himself ejected from the UFC due to elevated levels of testosterone, and Charlie Brenneman stepped into the opportunity of a lifetime. As foretold by the tattoo on his lower back, Brenneman seized the day and stopped the six-fight winning streak of Story in a unanimous decision, propelling "The Spaniard" into this edition of Sherdog.com's welterweight rankings. ....I'm interested to see what you guys think about these rankings. I'll give my two cents later, but I think they're actually really good for Sherdog rankings.
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 10:11AM by bjj1605 - 24 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
With no broken bones, Brian Bowles campaigns for shot at UFC champ Dominick Cruz
(mmajunkie.com)
After an X-ray showed no broken bones in his hands, Brian Bowles is now campaigning for a shot to reclaim a belt. The former WEC bantamweight champion scored a decision victory over Takeya Mizugaki this past weekend at UFC 132. Now, he wants to avenge his only career defeat, which came to current UFC 135-pound champion Dominick Cruz back in early 2010. "Hand is good," Bowles tweeted on Tuesday night. "I want that title shot, I feel I deserve it, and I'm next in line."
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 9:57AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Machida took One of Coutures teeth so Sonnen is taking three of his.
(fiveknuckles.com)
As usual nothing but contraversy from mr.Sonnen. here's a quote: "I would ask for an easy fight," Sonnen said tounge in cheek. "Or I'd ask for somebody that's just not very good. I always hear these guys saying that they want the hardest fights possible. Well I don't. I'm a fan of easy fights. That's why I called Anderson (Silva) out. Because he sucks. "I guess I could go up to heavyweight. Who's this other bum that their letting back in with the checkered shorts? Cro Cop? That be a nice night off." and later "Hey Wanderlei, let me give you a threat. I will cut the power to your house and do a home invasion. You will hear me climbing up the stairs in a pair of night vision goggles I bought in the back of 'Solder of Fortune' magazine. The next thing you'll hear is me picking the lock of your bedroom door and taking a photograph of you in bed with the Nogueira brothers working on your jiu-jitsu. I will post said photograph at www.DorksFromBrazil.com with password: not required, username: not required.
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 9:51AM by mrsmiley - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fickett replaces Freire, Mizuno vs. Prangley added to "DREAM: Japan GP Final"
(mmajunkie.com)
The July 16 "DREAM: Japan GP Final" event has undergone a couple changes. UFC vet Drew Fickett (41-14 MMA, 0-0 DREAM) has replaced injured lightweight Willamy "Chiquerim" Freire (17-4 MMA, 0-0 DREAM) in a fight with Tatsuya Kawajiri (27-7-2 MMA, 7-1 DREAM). Additionally, Trevor Prangley (23-7-1 MMA, 0-0 DREAM) and Tatsuya Mizuno (8-7 MMA, 1-3 DREAM) have agreed to a light-heavyweight bout.
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 9:03AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Report: Charles Oliveira vs. Joe Lauzon likely at UFC 138
(mixedmartialarts.com)
After a No Contest against Nik Lentz, Brazilian lightweight Charles “do Bronx’s” Oliveira is expected to return to the UFC cage at November 19th, against fellow submission specialist Joe Lauzon. According to Oliveira’s trainer, the bout is expected to take place at UFC 138. “They spoke about a possible rematch (against Nik Lentz), but he’ll have to go under surgery, so the opponent might be Joe Lauzon”, Ericson Cardozo told TATAME Tuesday night.
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 9:02AM by emfleek - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC names top five Octagon newcomers for 2011 half-year awards
(mmamania.com)
Ah, yes. Another top five list. With 2011 halfway through, it's time to roll out some typical mid-year awards. Filler? Maybe. Fun? Most definitely. The subject of this particular list (courtesy of UFC.com), is UFC newcomers. It's an important distinction to make that this is not a reference to "Zuffa newcomers" or even "MMA newcomers" -- quite simply, the qualifier is that 2011 has to be the only year a participant has finally seen competition inside the Octagon.
Submitted Jul 5, 2011 7:06PM by pmoney - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Maynard still not cleared to fight; Edgar rep says champ could be ready by October
(mmajunkie.com)
For now, UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar has a leg up on Gray Maynard – in the recovery room. Edgar has been cleared to fight and is ready to compete in October, manager Ali Abdul Aziz today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Maynard, meanwhile, has yet to receive the all-clear to begin a camp that would prepare him for a highly anticipated rematch with the lightweight champ. "Right now, we're still waiting for him to be cleared by the doctor," said Gil Martinez, Maynard's boxing coach. "Hopefully, it happens this week."
Submitted Jul 5, 2011 6:54PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fedor Emelianenko Talks Retirement, His Legacy, and Possible Drop to Light Heavyweight
(mmaweekly.com)
Why do we fall? So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.” – Batman Begins Former Pride champion Fedor Emelianenko echoed a similar quote when he lost via submission to Fabricio Werdum in 2010. Prior to that loss, the Russian legend had never truly tasted defeat before. Unfortunately, Emelianenko picked himself back up only to be put down again by massive heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva when the two met in February this year. The loss not only gave Emelianenko the second true loss on his ultra impressive record, but back-to-back defeats at that.
Submitted Jul 5, 2011 6:13PM by pmoney - 16 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Wanderlei Silva is ashamed of getting knocked out by Chris Leben and he wants a rematch
(mmamania.com)
Knocked out in 27 seconds? For shame. Wanderlei Silva is feeling it, too, a couple days removed from his stunning knockout loss at the hands of Chris Leben at UFC 132 on July 2 in Las Vegas. He admits as much on his Twitter (via Tatame): "I cried, I thought a lot of ****, and now I'm ashamed and only think in one thing now: I want a rematch."
Submitted Jul 5, 2011 4:40PM by Budgellism - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC lightweight champ Sean Sherk aiming for fall return
(mmajunkie.com)
Sean Sherk is almost out of the woods. The former lightweight champ today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the injuries which caused him to put his career on hold are lessening – to the point where he's back in the gym. And he now has a timeframe for return. If all continues to go well, Sherk (34-4-1 MMA, 8-4 UFC) said a fight in the fall against a top contender – and a top contender only – is his wish.
Submitted Jul 5, 2011 4:03PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Patricio "Pitbull" Freire out of Bellator 47 with broken hand, title fight to be rebooked for fall
(mmajunkie.com)
A broken hand has forced Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (17-1 MMA, 5-1 BFC) to withdraw from a planned fight with Bellator Fighting Championships featherweight champion Joe Warren (7-1 MMA, 5-0 BFC).
Submitted Jul 5, 2011 1:59PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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