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John Michael Sheil vs. Faycal Hucin joins Cage Warriors 49, John Phillips won't headline
After a hand injury cost him a shot at the belt, it's now cost him a headlining spot at this month's Cage Warriors 49 event. Welsh fighter John Phillips (16-5) has been ruled out of the headliner of the event, which takes place in his home country, officials today announced. However, a middleweight bout between John Michael Sheil (8-0) and Faycal Hucin (7-3) has joined the lineup. Cage Warriors 49 takes place Oct. 27 at St David's Hall in Cardiff, Wales. The main card streams on MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), and Facebook carries the prelims. MAIN CARD (MMAjunkie.com) Bruno Carvalho vs. Cathal Pendred Sheila Gaff vs. Rosi Sexton (for vacant women's flyweight title) Greg Loughran vs. Tim Newman Faycal Hucin vs. John Michael Sheil PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook) Kris Edwards vs. Mark Platts Dino Gambatesa vs. Martin McDonough Karl Harrison vs. Neil Seery Merv Mulholland vs. Daniel Thomas Lee Caers vs. Kevin Reed Sam Gilbert vs. Brett Johns
Submitted Oct 4, 2012 7:23AM by sparky - 0 comments
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Michihiro Omigawa among four fighters released by UFC
Not long after releasing Charlie Brenneman, the UFC gave four other fighters their walking papers as well. The UFC's roster of fighters is constantly fluctuating, and every fighter that loses a couple of fights in a row (or more) is in danger of being released. Not long after the release of welterweight Charlie Brenneman, the company has sent four other fighters packing as well. MMA Opinion has the news: As well as the earlier news of the UFC cutting Charlie Brenneman - The UFC have also cut: Eiji Mitsuoka, Michihiro Omigawa, Tommy Hayden, & Walel Watson
Submitted Oct 4, 2012 7:18AM by sparky - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
Invicta FC Aims to Knock Out Domestic Violence
Invicta Fighting Championships has partnered with Kansas City-based Hope House, a non-profit shelter and service for victims of domestic violence, in order to provide both moral and financial aid for those who have suffered, and to support National Domestic Violence Awareness Month that is observed annually in October. To kick off its “Knock Out Domestic Violence” campaign, Invicta FC has added to its online store a catalog of new Knock Out Domestic Violence and Invicta FC co-branded merchandise. All proceeds from the sale of the merchandise will be donated to Hope House. Additionally, Invicta FC is calling on all fans to wear clothing bearing the color purple, a traditional symbol of strength and courage and the theme color for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, while attending its live event, Invicta FC 3, at Memorial Hall in Kansas City on Saturday, Oct. 6 or while watching the live, free-of-charge stream of the event...
Submitted Oct 3, 2012 6:35PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Volkmann Calls Out “Fat Turd” Internet Forum Haters
“I don’t understand why people say my fights are boring. It’s just a different style. People don’t understand the technical style and then other people don’t like my fights and write on the Internet and it really frustrates me.
Submitted Oct 3, 2012 6:28PM by airkerma - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White Opens Up About His Only Regret – Offensive Tirade from 2009
UFC president Dana White is not a man who lives with regret. Through more than a decade of building and cultivating the UFC, White has remained the figurehead and leader of the business that has seen mixed martial arts hit new heights never before imagined when the sport first landed on television screens in 1993. White has had his fair share of tumultuous relationships over the years: very public feuds with employees like Tito Ortiz and B.J. Penn, a longstanding pursuit of former Pride champion Fedor Emelianenko and the inside dealings with his management team, and even bridges burnt and rebuilt with promotions and several promoters. When asked, however, if he had any regrets through his time spent with the UFC, White could only point to one time where he made a major mistake and it still haunts him to this day...
Submitted Oct 3, 2012 11:07AM by grappler0000 - 14 comments
Filed under: Interviews, MMA Personalities, UFC
After arrest, Brett Rogers gets rare second chance at Bellator 75
The police report paints an ugly picture. To read it is to put yourself there, in suburban Minneapolis, at 12:35 a.m. on June 29, 2011, by which point Brett Rogers has already done the things that will cost him his job, his self-respect, and, at least for a little while, his freedom. You read it and you see Rogers – all 6-foot-4, 260 pounds of him – drunk and slurring his words as he talks to police officers in his driveway. You keep reading, and you see Tiuana, his wife of seven years, dazed and disoriented as she stumbles down the street in the dark, only to be picked up by officers who will later describe the "golfball-sized" bump above her left eye, the blood smeared on her face, the missing tooth. You see the couple's children, who will later tell a neighbor that they're scared to go home...
Submitted Oct 3, 2012 11:04AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
Title shot officially goes to UFC on FX 5's John Dodson-Jussier Formiga winner
At least one fighter will walk away from Friday's UFC on FX 5 event with a guaranteed title shot. The winner of a main-card bout between "The Ultimate Fighter 14" winner John Dodson (13-5 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Jussier Formiga (14-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will get the first shot at the recently awarded flyweight title. UFC President Dana White today confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). UFC on FX 5 takes at Target Center in Minneapolis. The night's main card airs on FX, and FUEL TV and Facebook carry the prelims.
Submitted Oct 2, 2012 8:30PM by BuffaloDave - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Stephan Bonnar readies himself for Anderson Silva, possibility of becoming a father on Oct. 13
LAS VEGAS – Andrea Bonnar laughs nervously as she thinks of the correct word to describe what she expects her emotions will be on the night of Oct. 13. Her husband, Stephan Bonnar, will fight Anderson Silva before more than 18,000 rabid Brazilians that night in Rio de Janeiro in the main event of UFC 153. Her younger sister, Cassandra Brown, will be getting married that day in the Bahamas. And Andrea Bonnar, herself, will be in the 38th week of her pregnancy. There is a very real chance that while her husband is fighting the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all-time and her sister is in a vacation paradise with the rest of the family tying the knot, she'll be alone in her Las Vegas home hoping her first child doesn't decide it's time. "I'm terrified [the baby will come that night]," she said. "I'm scared to death to have the baby, period, let alone without him being here with me." Andrea Bonnar isn't due until Oct. 30, but was told by her doctor that the child could arrive anywhere between the 38th and 41st weeks. The timing meant she'd have to miss her sister's wedding, which was a downer, but at least she'd have her husband with her. On the night of Sept. 12, that all changed.
Submitted Oct 2, 2012 8:20PM by Bubbles - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
BJ Penn And Rory MacDonald Engage In Heated Twitter Exchange
Last night on popular social network, Twitter.com, BJ Penn and Rory MacDonald got into a heated back and forth. The two UFC welterweight’s will square off Dec. 8th at UFC on FOX 5 in Seattle.
Submitted Oct 2, 2012 6:33PM by airkerma - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
Charlie Brenneman released by UFC
Charlie Brenneman is a UFC fighter no more. The scrappy grinder nicknamed “The Spaniard” was released by the UFC today after a quick, first-round TKO loss to Kyle Noke at UFC 152, which followed on the heels of a first-round submission loss to Erick Silva at UFC on FX 3. It was Brenneman’s third loss in his last four fights, and with a 4-4 record overall in the UFC — all losses via stoppage, all wins via decision — the promotion decided to release him. After making a cryptic tweet earlier today, Brenneman confirmed to theScore.com today via text that he has indeed been cut. LINK - Crap News
Submitted Oct 2, 2012 4:55PM by jjeans - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
Stephan and Andrea Bonnar contemplating naming unborn son after former foe Forrest Griffin
UFC fighter Stephan Bonnar will become a first-time father sometime in October. There is a chance his new son will enter this world as he's fighting Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 153 on Oct. 13 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But whenever he comes, he might have a pretty catchy name. Bonnar and his wife, Andrea, haven't decided definitively upon a name for their unborn son, but one name they've kicked around is Griffin. As in, Griffin Bonnar. For those who aren't long-time mixed martial arts fans, those words have significant meaning in the sport...
Submitted Oct 2, 2012 10:51AM by grappler0000 - 28 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
Dana Strikes Deal With Jon Jones: Will No Longer Talk Bad About Coach Jackson
“I sat down with Jon Jones and we talked, I made a deal with Jon,” White said. “I’m not going to say anything about Greg Jackson [anymore]. I think you guys know my opinion and how I feel. It hasn’t changed.
Submitted Oct 2, 2012 10:37AM by airkerma - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
How a Renzo Gracie Student Grew Up to Be the Newest Big Bad on Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy actor Harold Perrineau and the world of mixed martial arts go back a long, long way. Years before Perrineau made it on hit TV shows like the FX outlaw biker drama, or his turn as Michael Dawson on the ABC series ‘Lost’, he was a dancer making his way through musicals after growing up in Brooklyn. It was through that medium that he first discovered martial arts. “Many, many years ago I studied Kung-Fu. I used to be a dancer and then an easy transition for me was studying martial arts, and I studied Kung-Fu. I kind of liked the fluidity of it. Then back in the day I started reading magazines about this MMA thing and I was like what’s that?” Perrineau told MMAWeekly Radio in a recent interview. “I would read like Inside Kung-Fu and all these other things and it just started growing and growing and growing. Then the first UFC came on with Royce Gracie, and I was like ‘oh snap what’s that?’ so while I didn’t follow all the UFC’s, I certainly did watch the first couple of years.” While he wasn’t following along with every UFC event that happened, he did manage to mix in some training along the way that included a stop at Renzo Gracie‘s academy in New York City. Once Perrineau moved to Los Angeles to further pursue his acting career, his ties to the Gracie family didn’t stop however. Perrineau began working with Renzo Gracie black belt Shawn Williams, who was at the time only the fifth American to receive a black belt from the famous trainer and instructor. “I trained over at Renzo Gracie’s school for a little while in New York City doing jiu-jitsu. He is great and I started training with one of his first black belts, Shawn Williams, here in Los Angeles until I messed up my knee and I couldn’t keep doing it,” Perrineau stated.
Submitted Oct 2, 2012 10:33AM by BuffaloDave - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
Anthony Johnson vs. D.J. Linderman completes World Series of Fighting 1's main card
The NBC Sports Network-televised portion of World Series of Fighting's debut event is now complete. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with sources close to the promotion that a light-heavyweight contest between Anthony Johnson (13-4) and D.J. Linderman (14-3) is the sixth and final contest planned for the broadcast. The event takes place Nov. 3 at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. An 11-time UFC veteran, Johnson fights for the third time as a light heavyweight. The 6-foot-2 "Rumble" competed mostly as a welterweight during his time in the octagon but has since elected to compete at 205 pounds, where he's racked up a pair of knockout wins over Jake Rosholt and Esteves Jones in regional shows. He's 5-1 in his past six contests. Meanwhile, the 29-year-old Linderman has been competing as a heavyweight in recent outings but will drop back down to 205 pounds for this contest. Currently 5-1 in his past six contests, Linderman has competed professionally since 2008 and has never lost a bout via stoppage. He currently stands as Cage Warriors Fighting Championship's heavyweight champion.
Submitted Oct 2, 2012 8:42AM by jjeans - 12 comments
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Steven Siler Meets Darren Elkins in Featherweight Showdown at UFC 154
A pair of featherweight contenders will square off at UFC 154 in Montreal when Steven Siler meets Darren Elkins. Sources at Siler’s management team, AMR Group, confirmed the fight to MMAWeekly.com on Monday. Since his time on the Ultimate Fighter season 14, Steven Siler has looked virtually unstoppable in the UFC. Winning his last three fights in a row, Siler has dispatched of Cole Miller and Joey Gambino in his most recent fights. Facing Siler in Montreal will be Darren Elkins, who looks to extend a three fight win streak of his own when he competes at UFC 154.
Submitted Oct 2, 2012 6:25AM by jjeans - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
Forrest Griffin Fails Drug Test for Anderson Silva (Xanax)
"Referring to his bout opposite Anderson Silva in UFC 101, Forrest Griffin told MMA Hour. “I failed my drug test I think for Xanax. I had a doctor’s prescription, I was just, I didn’t do it before the fight, I did it the night before, I was nervous and I couldn’t sleep.” Griffin makes no mention of a suspension period and was seen opposite Tito Ortiz at UFC 106, 3 months later. Neither t he Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission nor the UFC did not release the failed urinalysis." Im surprised this never came out but wtf is he thinking taking bars before a fight even with a prescription.
Submitted Oct 1, 2012 9:43PM by Manak - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Hacran Dias vs. Chad Mendes set for UFC on FX 6
Chad Mendes (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will soon be back in the cage. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed with a source close to the event that the onetime featherweight title challenger is scheduled to meet Brazilian Hacran Dias (21-1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC on FX 6. The booking was first reported by Brazilian outlet SporTV. UFC on FX 6 takes place Saturday, Dec. 15, at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Broadbeach, Gold Coast, Australia. The event's main card airs live on FX (on Friday, Dec. 14, in the U.S. due to the time difference) following prelims on FUEL TV.
Submitted Oct 1, 2012 6:03PM by BuffaloDave - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
With Elaina Maxwell injured, Julia Budd vs. Danielle West completes Invicta FC 3 lineup
A concussion has forced Elaina Maxwell (7-4) to withdraw from Saturday's Invicta Fighting Championships 3 event. In her place steps Danielle "The Honey Badger" West (4-3-1), who now meets four-time Strikeforce veteran Julia Budd (3-2) in a featherweight matchup that kicks off the night's main card. Invicta FC takes place at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The entire event streams free on InvictaFC.com...
Submitted Oct 1, 2012 5:28PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Kyle Kingsbury Suffers Multiple Facial Fractures
UFC on FUEL TV 5 fighter Kyle Kingsbury, not only suffered a loss last Saturday, but he also earned a trip to the ER where an MIR determined he was the recipient of multiple facial fractures at the hands of UFC newcomer Jimi Manuwa.
Submitted Oct 1, 2012 3:03PM by airkerma - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Love of fighting leads ex-WWE star Dave Bautista to MMA debut
Dave Bautista spent the better part of a decade pretending to get punched in the face as a pro wrestler. Now that the 43-year-old heavyweight is less than a week away from his first chance to do it for real as a mixed martial arts fighter, he can hardly wait. The question he keeps hearing over and over – the one he can't seem to supply a satisfactory answer to – is, why? "I know some people have a hard time understanding it," said the former World Wrestling Entertainment champion, who's set to make his professional MMA debut in Providence, R.I., on Saturday (pay-per-view, $29.95). "I'm obviously never going to make the money that I made in the WWE, and it's not like I think I'm going to go become UFC champion." So why do it? Why suffer through an eight-week training camp, which Bautista described as "by far the hardest thing" he's ever done, just to fight on the small circuit against an unknown opponent? "I just want the experience," he said. "I don't have any ulterior motive. I just want to do it because I love it so much."
Submitted Oct 1, 2012 10:10AM by BuffaloDave - 19 comments
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