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UFC 131: Krzysztof Soszynski vs Igor Pokrajac booked for June 11 with Anthony Perosh injured
(mmamania.com)
The hits just keep on coming. An injury to Anthony Perosh has forced a reshuffling of the upcoming UFC 131: "Lesnar vs. Dos Santos" event on June 11 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His scheduled opponent, Krzysztof Soszynski, will now take on Igor Pokrajac.
Submitted May 11, 2011 1:32AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Maiquel Falcao cut by the UFC due to legal troubles
(mmamania.com)
That Maiquel Falcao vs. Tom Lawlor fight that was recently booked for UFC 134: "Rio" on Aug. 27? Yeah, that's not going to happen.
Submitted May 11, 2011 1:30AM by Budgellism - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Benson Henderson vs Jim Miller on tap for Aug 14 / UFC Live 5
(sherdog.com)
A pivotal lightweight contest pitting Jim Miller against Benson Henderson is being targeted for UFC Live 5. The news was first reported by the Asbury Park Press on Tuesday; UFC officials confirmed the booking shortly thereafter. Going down Aug. 14 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, UFC Live 5 is also expected to feature a light heavyweight confrontation between Stephan Bonnar and Karlos Vemola, as well as a welterweight scrap pitting Duane Ludwig against Amir Sadollah. The event will air live on cable network Versus.
Submitted May 10, 2011 11:25PM by isk - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spike TV to air UFC 132 "UFC Prelims" special in July
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV will air a "UFC Prelims" special in conjunction with July's UFC 132 show. Sources close to the event today confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The fights haven't been chosen for the July 2 broadcast, which precedes the night's pay-per-view broadcast. But Melvin Guillard (27-8-2 MMA, 9-3 UFC) vs. Shane Roller (10-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Rafael dos Anjos (14-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC) vs. George Sotiropoulos (14-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) appear the leading candidates. UFC 132 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber headline the event. The UFC 132 "UFC Prelims" special will be Spike TV's sixth of 12 scheduled for 2011 (UFC 126, UFC 128, UFC 129, UFC 130 and UFC 131 also got/gets them). ION Television also has aired specials when Spike TV hasn't, such as with UFC 127.
Submitted May 10, 2011 9:49PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Danny Downes Replaces Jonathan Brookins at ‘Ultimate Fighter’ 13 Finale Show
(mmaweekly.com)
Opportunity knocks so Danny ‘Boy’ Downes answers as he will replace TUF winner Jonathan Brookins at the upcoming ‘Ultimate Fighter’ season 13 finale show.
Submitted May 10, 2011 9:43PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chad Mendes: Fighting for UFC title would be 'unreal'
(content.usatoday.com)
Chad Mendes can't think of a better time than August to fight featherweight champion Jose Aldo. "That's perfect," says Mendes, the No. 3 featherweight in the USA TODAY/SB Nation consensus rankings. "Right after my last fight, it was something that was talked about, so it's been in the back of my head, and I've been looking forward." Extensive article, pretty good read
Submitted May 10, 2011 9:30PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Milwaukee to host UFC this summer
(jsonline.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has helped transform mixed martial arts from a controversial, loosely regulated sport into an entertainment phenomenon featuring huge pay-per-view audiences, impressive ratings on cable television and sold-out arenas across North America. Now, for the first time, the UFC is bringing its adrenaline-fueled act to Milwaukee. "UFC on Versus 5" will be held Aug. 14 at the Bradley Center, sources close to the UFC confirmed Tuesday. The event will be televised live on the Versus channel...
Submitted May 10, 2011 8:27PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator Signs Wand Fight Team Instructors Michael Costa and Vitor Vianna
(mmaweekly.com)
Bellator Fighting Championships is on a signing streak… or is it a Wand Fight Team signing streak? The promotion on Tuesday announced that it had signed Michael Costa a second Wand Fight Team instructor in less than a week. Just a few days ago, Bellator also signed Vitor Vianna. Costa is Wand Fight Team’s Muay Thai instructor, while Vianna is the team’s jiu-jitsu instructor. Costa, besides being a Muay Thai black belt under Chute Boxe founder Rafael Cordeiro, is also holds a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Royler Gracie. The welterweight fighter holds a 10-5-1 record and has fought across the globe, including bouts in Japan and China.
Submitted May 10, 2011 7:12PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Chael Sonnen Put Back Under Suspension in California
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen will not be meeting with the Nevada State Athletic Commission in May as originally planned. He instead finds himself under suspension again in California and will appear before the state’s athletic commission next week to appeal its recent decision. Sonnen had been trying to regain his license to fight again in Nevada, thinking his time had been served in California. When asked about Sonnen’s current status in Nevada, NSAC executive director Keith Kizer, in an e-mail response, directed MMAWeekly.com to the California State Athletic Commission.
Submitted May 10, 2011 7:07PM by pmoney - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC champ Frankie Edgar says UFC 130 cancellation due to bulging discs
(mmajunkie.com)
Bulging discs, not his rib injury, ultimately were the reason UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar was forced out of a UFC 130 title fight with Gray Maynard on Monday. In fact, he told UFC.com, he planned to fight through both injuries. But as UFC officials recently announced, the fight instead was scrapped when Maynard also fell victim to injuries, and their headlining spot has been replaced by Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Matt Hamill.
Submitted May 10, 2011 6:55PM by pmoney - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
If victorious in UFC 130 co-headliner, Roy Nelson expects a title shot
(mmajunkie.com)
Fighting Frank Mir is somewhat of a concession for Roy Nelson. But it's probably the best concession he would have gotten considering that Brock Lesnar was numero uno on his list, and he can earn a living without worrying about a court injunction. Oh, and the winner of fight will get a title shot, or so Nelson believes. If Mir is the best route to the belt, it's not too bad of an alternative. "I'll fight anybody, and I want to fight everybody, but whatever is going to get me to the top fastest," Nelson told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The two meet at UFC 130, which takes place May 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The bout was previously scheduled for the event's main card but on Monday was promoted to co-main-event status when a headlining bout between lightweight champ Frankie Edgar and challenger Gray Maynard was scratched due to injury.
Submitted May 10, 2011 5:52PM by pmoney - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dan Henderson Sues Matt Lindland Over Team Quest Ownership
(bloodyelbow.com)
There's something about these old Team Quest guys. If they're not clinching someone against the cage, they're in court.
Submitted May 10, 2011 1:35PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Stephan Bonnar vs. Karlos Vemola in the Works for UFC on Versus 5 in August
(bloodyelbow.com)
Even though UFC on Versus 4 hasn't even taken place (scheduled for June 26th in Pittsburgh), the UFC is wasting no time in booking the subsequent Versus event later in the summer.  ESPN's Jon Anik reports via twitter that a light heavyweight bout featuring sluggers, Stephan Bonnarand Karlos Vemolais being arranged for UFC on Versus 5, scheduled for August 14th in Milwaukee.
Submitted May 10, 2011 11:55AM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Olympic medalist and top pro prospect Omar Henry quits boxing for MMA
(mixedmartialarts.com)
EsNewsReporting caught up with Henry during the Manny Pacquiao vs Shane Mosley fight, where he talked about quitting boxing for MMA, why he has $50,000 in cash in his hands, and the Cesar Gracie Camp.
Submitted May 10, 2011 9:46AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other Combat Sports
 
UFC 134 official with Anderson Silva vs. Yushin Okami title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
As expected, the UFC's return to Brazil will feature a championship headliner and rematch between middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva (28-4 MMA, 13-0 UFC) and challenger Yushin Okami (26-5 MMA, 10-2 UFC). The long-rumored Aug. 27 event, now dubbed "UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami," is set for HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro. A total of six bouts now have been announced for the card, which marks the UFC's first event in Brazil since 1998.
Submitted May 10, 2011 8:52AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MFC champ Douglas Lima signs on for Bellator season-five tourney
(mmajunkie.com)
Maximum Fighting Championship 170-pound titleholder Douglas Lima (18-4 MMA, 0-0 BFC) has signed with Bellator Fighting Championships and joined its season-five welterweight tournament. Officials today announced the deal. The eight-man tournament kicks off this fall and airs on MTV2.
Submitted May 9, 2011 6:13PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dave Branch vs. Jeremy May co-headlines Shark Fights 15
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between UFC veteran Dave Branch (8-2) and Jeremy May (9-7) has been tapped the co-headliner of this month's Shark Fights 15 event. Officials today announced the booking. Although broadcast plans haven't been announced, Shark Fights 15 takes place May 27 at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M. Middleweights Joey Villasenor (27-8) and Chris Camozzi (14-4) headline.
Submitted May 9, 2011 4:28PM by pmoney - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 130 Main Event Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard 3 Cancelled, Both Injured
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC 130 just took a huge hit as the third fight between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard has been cancelled after both men suffered injuries. Quinton Jackson vs. Matt Hamill is now your main event with Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson in the main supporting fight. MMA Fighting with the details: UFC president Dana White confirmed to MMA Fighting that both fighters are out. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Edgar broke ribs, while Maynard suffered a knee injury.
Submitted May 9, 2011 3:22PM by FastKnockout - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Jacob Volkmann won't shut up until he gets a meeting with the President
(mmajunkie.com)
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has a chain. Chuck Liddell has a mohawk. Chael Sonnen has his mouth. They are the marks of a fighter's personality and the things that identify them to the rest of the world. They are as much a part of a fighter's brand as the style brought to the cage. Just about every high-profile competitor has a defining feature. Jacob Volkmann would like to make Obamacare his. "Even though people don't want me to do it, I don't care," he told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted May 9, 2011 1:33PM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
UFC announces accident-insurance coverage for all 350 contracted fighters
(mmajunkie.com)
In a room packed with hundreds of mixed martial arts' top athletes, the long-awaited announcement was met mostly relief. Officials from Zuffa LLC, the UFC and Strikeforce's parent company, today announced all of its contracted fighters now get accident-insurance coverage. The company's fighters learned of the additional coverage today at the four-day "fighter summit" in Las Vegas. That means training injuries – which are costly and not previously covered by their independent-contractor agreements – will be picked up by the organization. "Our athletes are some of the very best in the world, and we've committed significant financial resources to provide them with insurance that complements the gold standard we have set for event-related coverage," UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta stated in today's announcement. "We’re pleased to provide coverage that enables our athletes to seek and receive treatment for injuries sustained while preparing for bouts."
Submitted May 9, 2011 1:29PM by emfleek - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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