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Fans invited to Wednesday's Bellator 16 weigh-ins/press conference in Kansas City
Fans are invited to attend Wednesday's official fighter weigh-ins and joint press conference for Bellator 16. The fan and media event takes place Wednesday at the Kansas City Live! stage at the Kansas City Power & Light District and begins at 8 p.m. CT (local time). The Kansas City Power & Light District also hosts Thursday's Bellator 16 event, which features a televised main card of four opening-round middleweight tournament bouts. The event airs live on FOX Sports Net. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 7:45PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
UFC Signs Karlos Vemola To Face Madsen At UFC 116
UFC today signed Czech fighter Karlos Vemola to a multi-fight deal and announced he'll face Jon Madsen in his UFC debut at UFC 116. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending. Reports are Vemola has a beef with James McSweeney over allegations of drug use by Vemola.
WEC 48 ratings: "Aldo vs. Faber Prelims" draws 1 million viewers to Spike TV
Spike TV's two-fight preliminary card broadcast of this past weekend's WEC 48 event drew an average audience of 1 million viewers, according to Spike TV officials. The broadcast was the debut of the WEC on Spike TV, though the fight promotion's brand was completely removed for the event. "Aldo vs. Faber Prelims" served as a teaser for the evening's pay-per-view broadcast. The one-hour broadcast featured a highly entertaining matchup between featherweights Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung, as well as a lightweight contest between Anthony Pettis and Alex Karalexis. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 6:04PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
MacDonald To Face Salter At UFC 113
Exit one Canadian, enter another. After plans to have David Loiseau face John Salter as a replacement for Nick Catone at UFC 113 fell through today, fellow Canadian Jason MacDonald has been added as a replacement.
UFC 2010 Undisputed Early Demo Release (Press Release)
THQ Inc. today announced that gamers who register for the UFC® UndisputedTM 2010 community site will receive early access to the highly anticipated demo, slated for release on Thursday, April 29, 2010. The demo will be playable on PSN and Xbox LIVE®. Go to community.ufcundisputed.com now and sign up to be one of the first to play the UFC Undisputed 2010 demo...
After WEC's Griffin vs. Bonnar moment, White says he's willing to arrange a rematch
A little more than five years ago, then-UFC hopefuls Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar contested one of the most entertaining bouts in the organization's history at the first-ever The Ultimate Fighter Finale – the night the UFC first aired live on Spike TV. This past Saturday night, Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung engaged in an equally rousing affair while placed in a similar position: the lead in for "Aldo vs. Faber," the WEC's first-ever pay-per-view event. Following the event, UFC president Dana White expressed his gratitude for the performance and said he wouldn't mind letting "Bad Boy" and "The Korean Zombie" do it again. Full Article
Quebec denies David Loiseau license to fight John Salter at UFC 113 in Montreal
LAS VEGAS - Montreal middleweight David (The Crow) Loiseau's return to the UFC did not last long. A source confirmed Monday that the mixed martial arts fighter was replacing the injured Nick (The New Jersey Devil) Catone at UFC 113 on May 8 in Montreal. But later Monday, the source said Loiseau was off the card, adding the reversal had to do with the local athletic commission. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 2:18PM by runningman08 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA
Joe Doerksen, Tim Hague official for UFC 113; David Loiseau's status uncertain
A pair of late replacements for May's "UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun II" event are now official for the evening's fight card, though a third slot still remains unfilled. The world's largest MMA organization today announced two contests previously reported by MMAjunkie.com, as Joe Doerksen faces Tom Lawlor, while Tim Hague meets Joey Beltran. UFC veteran David Loiseau, who was contacted to face John Salter at UFC 113, has yet to be officially announced by the organization, and there appears to be come concern as to whether he'll be allowed to compete. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 2:09PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
White says Aldo one of world's best, WEC champion's next move uncertain
If nothing else, WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has options. After a dominating five-round victory over former champion Urijah Faber at this past Saturday's WEC 48 event, UFC president Dana White said he was so impressed with "Junior" that he's already considering where the Brazilian phenom would rank in both the bantamweight and lightweight divisions. As for the humble Aldo, he'll just sit back and wait to hear what's next. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 12:33PM by runningman08 - 18 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
Bellator 16 Card Set, Krause Off
The full card for Bellator 16 has been revealed with 8 bouts set including the start of the season 2 Middleweight tournament. The plan was to have 9 fights but James Krause, who didn't yet have an opponent, is now off due to injury.
Bellator 18 hosts 145-pound semis: Karakhanyan vs. Warren, Freire vs. Reis
Bellator Fighting Championships returns to Louisiana on May 13, and in addition to a middleweight superfight between champion Hector Lombard and former WEC champ Paulo Filho, the Bellator 18 card will host the promotion's season-two featherweight semifinal fights. Bellator officials recently announced the pairings, and Georgi Karakhanyan meets Joe Warren, while Patricio "Pitbull" Freire faces Wilson Reis. Bellator 18 takes place at Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, La. The main card airs on FOX Sports Net.
DREAM 14 To Be Held In A Cage
At an impromptu "urgent" press conference in Japan today, it was announced that the upcoming DREAM 14 event will be held in a cage and not the ring normally used in the promotion. Apparently the change was made after Hayato Sakurai requested his fight with Nick Diaz be in a cage and not a ring and other fighters agreed to it. Right now the change appears to be only for DREAM 14.
UFC's Tito Ortiz denies wrongdoing, accuses Jenna Jameson of OxyContin abuse
First of all anything being posted is just speculation. Nothing is a fact yet. I'm just posting this because the news is important and it can determine a fighters life and career. Just keep that in mind when leaving comments. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz called a press conference in North Hollywood, Calif., Monday night and said an alleged domestic abuse incident with longtime girlfriend Jenna Jameson was prompted by Jameson's addiction to the prescription opiate OxyContin. "Unfortunately, Jenna relapsed this morning and suffered the consequences of that," Chip Matthews, Ortiz's personal lawyer, said at the press conference. "We're here because Tito was trying to help her." Ortiz denied harming Jameson during the incident, which allegedly took place Monday morning at the couple's home in Huntington Beach, Calif. Full Article Video of Tito's News conference
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 2:14AM by runningman08 - 19 comments
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WEC 48's Mike Brown says nothing interfered with his camp for Manny Gamburyan
Former WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown says he was not distracted by personal issues leading into his fight with Manny Gamburyan this past Saturday at WEC 48. After Brown suffered a first-round knockout to Gamburyan, UFC president Dana White told reporters that the former champion suffered personal problems in training camp and said he was tipped off to the issue by Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields and famed MMA trainer Mark DellaGrotte. "I'm not sure where everything's coming from," Brown today told MMAjunkie.com. "I've talked to Jake before, and I know Mark. Everybody has issues going on but it wasn't a factor in my fight." Full Article
Jenna Jameson Says She Is Pressing Charges against Tito.
TMZ.com posted videos of Tito Ortiz being taken into custody, as well as a video of Jenna Jameson crying and saying she will press charges: Video
Submitted Apr 26, 2010 6:17PM by runningman08 - 15 comments
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Tito Ortiz Arrested
Not trying to bash the guy, just a story I happened to see on Convert.
Heavyweights Brendan Schaub and Chris Tuchscherer meet at UFC 116
"The Ulitmate Fighter 10" runner-up Brendan Schaub meets fellow heavyweight Chris Tuchscherer in July at UFC 116. At least one competitor has signed a bout agreement for the July 3 fight, a source close to the event told MMAjunkie.com. MMA reporter Joe Ferraro first reported the possibility of the fight on Twitter. UFC 116 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airs on pay-per-view. Full Article
Submitted Apr 26, 2010 1:43PM by runningman08 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
Nate Marquardt takes on Alessio Sakara on UFC 116 main card in July
A middleweight bout between Nate Marquardt and Alessio Sakara will be part of UFC 116. A source close to one of the competitors told MMAjunkie.com that bout agreements are in the process of being finalized and that the fight will be part of the night's televised main card. MMA reporter Joe Ferraro first reported the possibility of the fight on Twitter. UFC 116 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airs on pay-per-view. Full Article
Submitted Apr 26, 2010 1:41PM by runningman08 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
Hamill vs. Jardine To Main Event TUF 11 Finale
Spike today announced that Matt Hamill vs. Keith Jardine will be the main event of the Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale on June 20. Hamill comes in having won 3 straight although his last win was a DQ over Jon Jones, while Jardine comes in trying to avoid a 4th straight loss and a potential pink slip.
Alexander Shlemenko Completes Bellator MW Tourney
Russian star Alexander Shlemenko is the final member of Bellator Fighting Championships' middleweight tournament field, organization officials today announced. He'll meet Matt Major at this week's Bellator 16. Bellator officials have been working on contract and visa issues for more than a month to land Shlemenko – and held off on naming a replacement because they wanted him in the tourney so badly.
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