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On hot streak, UFC's Nik Lentz welcomes all-comers in lightweight division
(mmajunkie.com)
Fighting in arguably the UFC's strongest division, lightweight Nik Lentz (21-3-2 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC) has yet to experience defeat since entering the organization 18 months ago. Over that span, Lentz has taken on all challengers and beaten the likes of Tyson Griffin, Andre Winner, Rob Emerson and, most recently, Waylon Lowe to continue his rise to the upper echelon at 155 pounds.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 5:00PM by Rabi - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stout-Edwards Official; 8 Bouts Greenlit for UFC 131
(sherdog.com)
A rumored lightweight showdown between Canadian kickboxer Sam Stout and well-traveled veteran Yves Edwards is now official for UFC 131, the promotion announced Wednesday. Eight bouts have been greenlit for the June 11 event, which goes down at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Headlined by a heavyweight No.1 contender’s bout between Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos, UFC 131 will also feature Kenny Florian’s featherweight debut against Nova Uniao product Diego Nunes.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:58PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brown-Attonito Official for UFC Live 4 in Pittsburgh
(sherdog.com)
The fourth installment of the “UFC on Versus” series now has a home, as the promotion announced Wednesday that UFC Live 4 will take place at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on June 26. Additionally, a welterweight showdown between Matt Brown and Rich Attonito has been green-lit for the event, which marks the promotion's first trip to Pittsburgh.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:57PM by Rabi - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gegard Mousasi Sees Keith Jardine as a UFC Gauge; Eyes Jon Jones
(mmaweekly.com)
The last time Gegard Mousasi stepped into the Strikeforce cage, he suffered only the third loss of his career in 34 attempts, and in the process lost the promotion’s 205-pound title.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:54PM by Rabi - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Vitor Belfort Protégé Cesar Ferreira Set For U.S. Debut at Ring of Fire 40
(mmaweekly.com)
For Cesar Ferreira, making his U.S. debut at the April 16 Ring of Fire event in Broomfield, Colo., is just another step in a very promising young career. Following a year that saw him get back on track after being handed his first loss and win back-to-back fights, Ferreira has steadily been working his way up in competition.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:53PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Return of the Dragon: Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres Will Get Another Shot in the UFC
(mmaweekly.com)
When Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres made the trip to Seattle for his fight against Mackens Semerzier, he had all the right confidence heading into the fight. The former “Ultimate Fighter” competitor made the drop to 145lbs, which was a more natural weight class. He had been working with the Renzo Gracie academy to get him ready for the fight. He even had Taimak, the original Bruce Leroy from the film “The Last Dragon” in his corner.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:52PM by Rabi - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce Fighter Gina Carano Begins Training with Team Jackson/Winkeljohn in New Mexico
(mmaweekly.com)
Team Jackson/Winkeljohn has been convicted. Well, technically it’s “Conviction,” as Strikeforce star Gina Carano has begun training with the team in New Mexico in preparation for her return to action in June.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:51PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC on Versus 4 Officially Headed to Pittsburgh, Tickets On Sale April 23
(mmaweekly.com)
The UFC is officially coming to the home of the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates. The UFC on Wednesday announced that it will indeed bring UFC on Versus 4, set for June 26, to the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:50PM by Rabi - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Keith Kizer Says NSAC Would Closely Scrutinize The Use of Both Bisping and Sonnen as TUF Coaches
(cagepotato.com)
Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer is undecided about whether or not Michael Bisping or Chael Sonnen would be approved as coaching candidates for The Ultimate Fighter if either UFC middleweight applied for a coaching license.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:48PM by Rabi - 2 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
 
Karo Parisyan vs. Ryan Ford in the Works for MMA Live 1 May 19 in London, Ontario
(cagepotato.com)
A welterweight bout between UFC vet Karo “The Heat” Parisyan and Canadian prospect Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford has been submitted to the Ontario Athletic Commission for approval for MMA Live’s inaugural card May 19 at the John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario, Canada.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:47PM by Rabi - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
In Spite of M-1's Earlier Denial, Fedor Admits He is Indeed Considering a Drop to 205
(cagepotato.com)
When rumors began circulating that Fedor Emelianenko was considering a drop to light heavyweight to face Strikeforce 205-pound kingpin Dan Henderson, representatives from M-1 were quick to quash them. “At this time it is all rumor with no truth. It’s not anything M-1 has considered at all,” M-1's head of PR Eric Nicholls told MiddleEasy last month. “Should it be decided that Fedor would consider dropping to 205, M-1 would make an official announcement.”
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:45PM by Rabi - 3 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
 
Bud Light renews UFC sponsorship and brings 'Battle on the Bayou' to Spike TV on Sept. 17 in New Orleans
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today (April 6, 2011) has announced a multi-year sponsorship renewal with Bud Light, the world's best-selling beer. To celebrate, Brock Lesnar is going home to get on top of his wife. The new agreement with Bud Light means more to fans than just a few well-placed logos and witty commercial spots. In fact, the boys at Anheuser-Busch will bring one special promotional event per year, beginning on Sept. 17, 2011, with a live event in New Orleans airing on Spike TV.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 3:46PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Women's MMA: Potentially Dying in America, Thriving in Japan
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Queen of Pancrase. For those familiar with the testosterone heavy environment of the pioneering MMA promotion, it's something that's tough to wrap your head around. It's not just the MMA business that is changing, it's Japan. A once fiercely patriarchal society is welcoming women into the workforce in record numbers. The role of motherhood, at one time so lauded and respected, has shifted into the background as Japanese women have fewer and fewer babies. These two news items, of course, are connected at the hip. But that's a story for another time and another blog. The times are indeed changing - and that includes MMA as well.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 3:17PM by machodog76 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Erik Koch vs. Cub Swanson Slotted for UFC 132
(bloodyelbow.com)
Two of the most exciting fighters in the featherweight division, Duke Roufus-trained fighter Erik Koch and fellow featherweight Cub Swanson have verbally agreed to face each other on July 2nd at UFC 132 according to UFC.com.
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 10:20PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sluggers Alexander Shlemenko and Brett Cooper meet at Bellator 44
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between recent Bellator title challenger Alexander Shlemenko (38-7 MMA, 3-1 BFC) and veteran Brett Cooper (13-6 MMA, 1-1 BFC) has been booked for Bellator 44. Someone was asking about Shlemenko earlier. Well here's your answer.
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 7:40PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Andrei Arlovski's Long-Time Coach Thinks He Should Retire
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlvoski has had a rough 2 1/2 years since beating Roy Nelson by TKO at EliteXC:Heat in October 2008. He's been KO'd by Fedor Emelianenko, Brett Rogers and Sergei Kharitonov and lost via decision to Antonio Silva. With the growth of his losing streak, many fans have called for Arlovski's retirement, but now his long-time striking coach Mike Garcia has joined the chorus, via Pro MMA Now: "I didn't mean it like he doesn't have the skills. There's just... I just don't want to see him get hurt. There's something not clicking, and you can see in his last couple fights he's not the same Andrei. He says he wants to fight, I hope he does. But if he doesn't , I just don't want to see him get hurt."
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 5:48PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Shogun Rua targets August return after UFC asks him to 'fight again soon'
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is coming to the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro for its upcoming pay-per-view fight card on August 27, 2011, which means it needs as many Brazilian fighters as it can muster up for the return to "Rio." Rua gonna call?
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 5:13PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Weidman in for Court McGee, meets Jesse Bongfeldt at UFC 131
(mmajunkie.com)
Undefeated middleweight prospect Chris Weidman (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) has agreed to step in for an injured Court McGee (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) to face Jesse Bongfeldt (21-7-1 MMA, 0-0-1 UFC) at UFC 131.
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 5:12PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyson Griffin meets featherweight Manny Gamburyan at UFC on Versus 4
(mmajunkie.com)
Joe Stevenson isn't the only former lightweight who's heading to featherweight for UFC on Versus 4. UFC officials today announced that former lightweight contender Tyson Griffin (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) is following through with a previously announced drop in weight and will meet featherweight Manny Gamburyan (11-5 MMA, 2-3 UFC) at the summer event. Great fight. I've been wondering who Manny would fight next.
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 5:10PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MMA fighter Sergio Salcido killed, friend says MMA industry partially to blame
(mmajunkie.com)
Mixed-martial-arts fighter Sergio Salcido and his friend and coworker, Kevin Joel Romero, were killed early Monday morning at a border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico. The Americans were gunned down while sitting in a pickup truck at the San Ysidro border crossing on the way to their jobs at West Coast Beverage Maintenance in San Diego.
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 2:37PM by Rabi - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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