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Recent Success Has Lyle Beerbohm Targeting UFC
(mmaweekly.com)
Heading into last year, Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm was making a name for himself in the Strikeforce lightweight division when back-to-back losses not only cost him his undefeated record, but his contract with the promotion as well. “My loss to Pat Healy was in a really, really close fight, and in my fight with (Shinya) Aoki, I made a mistake I shouldn’t have,” said Beerbohm. “I’m not a really patient fighter – and on the ground you have to be patient – and I just wanted to get up and get out of there so I gave up my back and he ended up choking me out pretty fast.” So when Beerbohm was getting ready for 2012, he felt some change was needed to get him back on track.
Submitted Jun 3, 2012 11:19PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Dream is Gone; Japanese MMA Promotion Runs Out of Viable Options
(mmaweekly.com)
The writing was on the wall when Dream had to cancel its planned July mixed martial arts event in Japan, but it has become more and more evident that the follow-up to Pride is all but officially out of business. MMA-Japan.com early Sunday morning reported that Dream is “no longer a going concern,” and multiple MMAWeekly.com sources have confirmed that doors are closing on Dream. Pretty much all of the Real Entertainment (the company that operated Dream) staff have moved on to other endeavors, and the company has apparently stopped returning calls to nearly all of its fighters and their representatives, ceasing day-to-day operations.
Submitted Jun 3, 2012 11:13PM by prophecy033 - 24 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
Daniel Cormier Would Love a Shot at UFC Gold, But Loyalties Are With Strikeforce
(mmaweekly.com)
Newly crowned Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier isn’t in a rush to get to the UFC, but he sure wouldn’t mind a title shot when he gets there. The former Olympian, who dominated Josh Barnett en route to a unanimous decision victory to cap off the tournament, is excited about his UFC future, but right now he’s still committed to at least one more fight in Strikeforce.
Submitted Jun 3, 2012 11:11PM by prophecy033 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Happy in Retirement, Randy Couture Can’t Think of a Reason for a UFC Return
(mmaweekly.com)
Retirement isn’t something any high level athlete or competitor ever looks forward to. Just ask former Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre about that one because he’s retired and un-retired numerous times over the last several years. But sometimes when the decision is just right, it sticks. That’s the case for UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, who officially walked away from active competition in MMA following a loss to Lyoto Machida at UFC 129 in April 2011. A legend of the sport, Couture ended his career with a 19-11 record, but it’s not his overall wins and losses that made the former Olympic hopeful such an icon in MMA history. Couture seemed to make the impossible, possible, and he did it on more than one occasion. But at 48 years of age and a budding movie career still humming along, including an extended role in the upcoming Sylvester Stallone action sequel The Expendables 2, Couture is happy in retirement and doesn’t see anything changing his mind.
Submitted Jun 3, 2012 11:08PM by prophecy033 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Good News of the Day: Blagoi Ivanov Recovered from Coma, Released from Hospital
(cagepotato.com)
Earlier this year, the future of undefeated Bellator heavyweight prospect Blagoi Ivanov appeared uncertain for the most unfortunate of reasons. However, Sherdog.com is reporting that Ivanov has made a “miraculous recovery” over the past ten days, and has been released from Pirogov Hospital in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ivanov will still require treatment, but is determined to eventually fight again. In February, Blagoi Ivanov was attending the after party of a boxing tournament when a fight broke out. Ivanov attempted to break up the fight when he and two of his friends were attacked by eight men carrying guns and knives. While his friends only suffered minor injuries, Ivanov was stabbed in the armpit, with the blade piercing his heart. While surgery immediately following the stabbing was successful, Ivanov was placed in a medically-induced coma and remained on life support six weeks after the stabbing. At the time, his physicians did not comment on whether or not they expected him to fully recover from the attack.
Submitted Jun 3, 2012 11:00PM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC 148: Patrick Cote Discusses His Return Against Cung Le
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC middleweight title challenger Patrick Cote was released from the organization following a loss to Tom Lawlor at UFC 121, and he's been steadily working to get back into the promotion ever since. Four straight wins earned him that phone call, and he'll be facing Cung Le on the main card of UFC 148 on July 7th. Cote spoke to Sportsnet about his opponent, and his rebirth in the biggest promotion in the world.
Submitted Jun 3, 2012 10:54PM by prophecy033 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator adds Canadian lightweight Guillaume DeLorenzi
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator Fighting Championships has added Canadian lightweight Guillaume DeLorenzi to its talent list. Bellator officials recently announced the signing, adding that "Il Toro" has long been on their radar. "Our talent development team has been focused on Guillaume DeLorenzi for some time," said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney stated. "He's a dynamic fighter who has great potential in the coming years."
Submitted Jun 3, 2012 10:52PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Donald Cerrone battled through intestinal problems to beat Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FUEL TV 3
(mmamania.com)
When Donald Cerrone squared off against Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FUEL TV 3: "Korean Zombie vs. Poirier" on May 15, 2012, in Fairfax, Virginia, he did so not long after dealing with a particularly nasty illness. Dude "rolled" his intestines. He explains to Sherdog.com what happened this time and how it originally got to this point: "I rolled my intestines. From my surgery years ago, I have a lot of intestinal and stomach problems still to this day, and I was in the ICU and they almost had to do surgery on me. ... I was racing some motocross and I wrecked real bad and just kind of spilled my guts out. They had to take a bunch of my intestines and part of my stomach. What happened this time is, my stomach basically rolled around the intestine. Man, talk about pain. It was like someone was stabbing me. Oh, it was so brutal. I had to go to the ER, and basically they had to empty all of my intestines out and then rush water down my stomach and try to get it to unspin, kind of like a garden hose. If you have a kink in the hose, you run water and the pressure will cause it to unravel. It worked, so thank God."
Submitted Jun 3, 2012 10:51PM by sparky - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Octagon girl Arianny Celeste receives July 2 hearing date in Las Vegas
(mmajunkie.com)
Longtime UFC octagon girl Arianny Celeste will get her day in court on July 2. That's according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which recently reported Celeste's domestic violence case was delayed a month while prosecutors continue to review details of the incident between the octagon girl and her boyfriend, Praveen Chandra. Celeste, whose real name is Arianny Lopez, was arrested in Las Vegas, charged with domestic violence and booked into Clark County Detention Center in the early hours of May 26 but was released in time to work that evening's UFC 146 pay-per-view event.
Submitted Jun 3, 2012 10:49PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Following TKO Loss, Phil Baroni Out of One FC Fight with Roger Huerta
(mmaweekly.com)
The planned bout between Phil Baroni and Roger Huerta at One FC: Destiny of Warriors on June 23 in Malaysia appears to be off. Baroni had been planning to square off with Huerta in a welterweight fight at One FC’s next event, but just three weeks out, he took a fight against Chris Holland at Ring of Fire 43 in Denver on Saturday night. While Baroni started off strong, dominating Holland in the opening round, he faded quickly when Holland rocked him early in round two. “The Hammer” poured it on, realizing he had Baroni hurt, and quickly finished “The New York Bad Ass” by TKO.
Submitted Jun 3, 2012 3:08PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
TUF: The Smashes Settles on Two Weight Classes for First Aussie Ultimate Fighter
(mmaweekly.com)
The UFC recently announced the second international version of The Ultimate Fighter would be Australia vs. the U.K. The Australian series, dubbed The Smashes – a play on the 130 year-old cricket rivalry – will see undiscovered professional MMA fighters from Australia and the United Kingdom live together in The Ultimate Fighter house in Australia and compete against each other for a UFC contract. When announced, the call went out for applicants ranging from 135 to 170 pounds. The UFC has now settled on two specific divisions. The Smashes will feature welterweights (170 pounds) and lightweights (155 pounds), according to Marshall Zelaznik, the UFC’s director of international development.
Submitted Jun 3, 2012 12:02AM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jake Ellenberger: ‘I Felt Like I Could Have Kept Fighting’
(mmaweekly.com)
Just moments into the first round of the main event at the Ultimate Fighter Live finale, Jake Ellenberger cracked Martin Kampmann on the jaw with a vicious left hook. Kampmann dropped to the mat in a flash and immediately Ellenberger swarmed looking to put him away. As the Nebraska native flurried with a barrage of punches, Kampmann grabbed at his arms to try and control the situation and regain his composure. As close as it was to being over, Kampmann was able to eventually pull Ellenberger in his guard and keep the fight moving. In the 2nd round the roles were reversed after Kampmann clipped Ellenberger with a short right hand that stunned him, and after three consecutive knee strikes, it was Ellenberger who crashed to the ground.
Submitted Jun 2, 2012 10:58PM by prophecy033 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Fitch Latest Fighter to Bow Out Due to Injury
(mmaweekly.com)
Murphy’s law says “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” The old adage appears to be true for the UFC these days as an injury has claimed another top fighter from an upcoming card. Jon Fitch has suffered a knee injury in training that will force him out of his scheduled bout against Aaron Simpson at UFC on Fuel TV 4 on July 11.
Submitted Jun 2, 2012 10:54PM by prophecy033 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Tweet Of The Day: TUF Winner Michael Chiesa Shaves Off Beard
(bloodyelbow.com)
Michael Chiesa pulled off one of the most memorable runs in Ultimate Fighter history, culminating in a first round rear naked choke win in the TUF finale last night. On the season, Chiesa battled through one of the worst distractions imaginable as his father passed away very shortly after Michael moved into the house. Never truly a favorite to win the competition, Chiesa just kept on winning before putting the very tough Al Iaquinta to sleep to take the championship.
Submitted Jun 2, 2012 5:21PM by prophecy033 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale draws reported 1,628 attendance for $195K live gate
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale, which took place Friday at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, drew a reported attendance figure of 1,628 and a live gate of $195,250. UFC officials announced the figures at the evening's post-event press conference, which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) attended. The Nevada State Athletic Commission will release verified numbers in the coming weeks. While the number of complimentary tickets distributed was not revealed, the figures mark an average revenue of $119.93 per ticket issued.
Submitted Jun 2, 2012 5:15PM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Despite emotional TUF Live Finale win, Mike Chiesa says there's little time to celebrate
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC president Dana White said it best in an off-camera conversation with Mike Chiesa just moments after "Maverick" submitted Al Iaquinta in the final bout of The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale. "Congratulations," White told Chiesa. "Storybook ending." Indeed it was after Chiesa survived the heartbreak of losing his father during the first week of filming of this season's edition of the reality competition show, especially since the bout took place on his mom's birthday. And yet Chiesa refused to enjoy the moment too much, viewing the result as just the beginning of his journey. "I'm definitely happy I won the show," Chiesa said. "It's the culmination of a lot of hard work. But I've got my next line of goals set up. I'm ready to go to the UFC."
Submitted Jun 2, 2012 5:13PM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With UFC title bid nearing, Martin Kampmann eyes new plan: Get hit less
(mmajunkie.com)
Once again, UFC welterweight Martin Kampmann was a bloody, battered mess – and once again, his arm was raised in victory. Kampmann added to his growing legacy of come-from-behind victories with a second-round win over the highly touted Jake Ellenberger in the main event of Friday night's The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale card. But after surviving another opponent's assault, Kampmann said he's formulating a new plan moving forward. "I would definitely prefer to get hit less," Kampmann deadpanned.
Submitted Jun 2, 2012 5:11PM by prophecy033 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With chip on shoulder, Ring of Fire 43's Phil Baroni 'back to my old self'
(mmajunkie.com)
If Phil Baroni is as good in the cage as he sounds on the radio, then fight fans in Colorado could be in for a treat tonight. "If you're a fight fan, you're a Phil Baroni fan because I come to fight," Baroni told MMAjunkie.com Radio this week in preparation for his fight against Chris Holland tonight at Ring of Fire 43.
Submitted Jun 2, 2012 4:57PM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Bellator 72 heads to Tampa July 20 with Amoussou-Baker, Spiritwolf-Zaromskis III
(mmajunkie.com)
The second of Bellator's three "Summer Series" events is slated for July 20 when Bellator 72 heads to the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. Officials today announced the event will feature the season-six lightweight-tournament finale between Bryan Baker (18-3 MMA, 8-2 BFC) and Karl Amoussou (15-4-2 MMA, 3-1 BFC). Additionally, welterweights Waachiim Spiritwolf (9-10-1 MMA, 0-1 BFC) and Marius Zaromskis (17-6 MMA, 1-0 BFC) meet for a third time following controversial endings to their first two fights. Bellator 72, which also will include the semifinals of the organization's eight-man "Summer Series" light-heavyweight tournament, features an MTV2-televised main card following prelims on Spike.com.
Submitted Jun 2, 2012 1:32PM by sparky - 0 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 Finale bonuses and awards
(mmamania.com)
The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 Finale from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, has officially wrapped, which means it's time for those select fighters who went above and beyond in their respective fights to get a little extra grease for their efforts. To the tune of $40,000 each. The promotion dished out its standard post-fight monetary bonuses to four out of the 22 fighters on the card, and it's probably no surprise who's headed home with a second sack of simoleons. Submission of the Night -- Michael Chiesa Knockout of the Night -- Justin Lawrence and Knockout of the Night part deux -- Martin Kampmann Fight of the Night -- Justin Lawrence vs. John Cofer
Submitted Jun 2, 2012 12:28AM by sparky - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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