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TUF Rejected Hougland made most of 132
(bloodyelbow.com)
Hougland said he tried out for the upcoming season of "The Ultimate Fighter," the first to feature featherweights and bantamweights, but did not make it through Spike TV after clearing the UFC's cuts. Needing an additional bout to fill out the UFC 132 card, the UFC announced the Hougland and Walker fight nine days prior to the show. "My manager was kind of talking to them, he had given them a call and they just called back and offered the fight," Hougland said. "Of course I'm not going to say no to the UFC." If this is who they cut from the show I CANNOT WAIT to see who made it. Bisping and Miller have insisted this is the best season ever
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 2:14PM by Patchedup15 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tickets for "UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage" on sale next week
(mmajunkie.com)
Tickets for the UFC's return to Colorado, "UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage," go on sale next week. UFC 135, which features a heavily anticipated light-heavyweight title clash between current champion Jon Jones and former champ Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, takes place Sept. 24 at Pepsi Center in Denver.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 11:40AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
One FC Announces List of Champions on Their Roster, Unveils Plans to Host Shows Around Asia
(bloodyelbow.com)
One FC hosted their first press conference yesterday and they unveiled their grand plans to take over the Asian MMA scene. As expected, they announced that they already have broadcast deals with both ESPN Star Sports, and MediaCorp Channel 5 (MC), Singapore's leading media company.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 10:52AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dave Herman vs. Mike Russow added to October's UFC 136 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
Heavyweights Dave "Pee Wee" Herman (21-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Mike Russow (14-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will clash in October. UFC officials recently announced the matchup, which takes place at UFC 136.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 10:47AM by Budgellism - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mackens Semerzier vs. Mike Lullo Added to UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger
(mmaweekly.com)
The day of matchmaking for the UFC didn’t slow down on Thursday with another match-up being announced pitting Mackens Semerzier against Mike Lullo on Sept 17 in New Orleans.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 1:11AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Featherweights Josh Grispi vs. Matt Grice slated for UFC 136
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout featuring two featherweights in desperate need of a win has been booked for UFC 136. Former top WEC featherweight contender Josh Grispi and recent UFC returnee Matt Grice have been booked for the October event, officials today announced. UFC 136 takes place Oct. 8 at Toyota Center in Houston.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 1:07AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Vladimir Matyushenko Out, Matt Hamill In Against Alexander Gustafsson
(bloodyelbow.com)
The injuries just keep piling up for UFC 133, and this time it has struck a Janitor. Vladimir Matyushenko has been forced to pull out of his bout with Alexander Gustafsson, and will be replaced by Matt Hamill.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 7:51PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 137: Cheick Kongo vs Matt Mitrione fight booked for Oct. 29 in Las Vegas
(mmamania.com)
The hits, they keep on coming. Before their most recent bookings at UFC on Versus 4, both Cheick Kongo and Matt Mitrione agreed it would be a gay old time if they got to fight one another. Wish granted. ESPN brings word that they have been booked to throw hands at the upcoming UFC 137: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" event on Oct. 29, 2011, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 7:05PM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Welterweight Chris Lytle Eyeing Potential Political Bid in 2012
(mmafighting.com)
Chris Lytle has had a lot of experience balancing his dueling careers as a pro fighter and a full-time firefighter. Now he's considering adding a third to the list after forming an exploratory committee to examine a political run for the Indiana Statehouse in 2012. The 36 year-old Lytle told MMA Fighting on Thursday that he's been discussing the move for the last few months and finally filed the papers to form the exploratory committee in order to begin preliminary fundraising, as well as to "see what people think about it."
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 5:52PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
CEO Bjorn Rebney: Nate Marquardt currently "just isn't a good fit" for Bellator
Bjorn Rebney knows top-10 fighters don't grow on trees, and it's even rarer to find such free agents coming off a victory. But despite the availability of Nate Marquardt, the Bellator chairman and CEO said the former UFC middleweight title challenger won't be headed to his organization anytime soon. As he today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), Marquardt "just isn't a good fit" for the organization at this time. L=http://mmajunkie.com/news/24396/ceo-bjorn-rebney-nate-marquardt-currently-just-isnt-a-good-fit-for-bellator.mma]Article[/L]
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 5:39PM by pmoney - 18 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Source: Antonio Carvalho out, Felipe Arantes in against Yuri Alcantara at UFC 134
(mmajunkie.com)
Promising featherweight prospect Felipe Arantes (13-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in to fill a gap in UFC 134's card. Arantes' managers, Fred Magalhaes and Jorge Patino of Gold Team Fighters, today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Arantes has signed with the UFC and will face Yuri Alcantara (24-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at the late-summer event. Alcantara originally was scheduled to meet Antonio Carvalho, but Magalhaes said the Canadian has been forced to withdraw from the fight.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 5:31PM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Brock Lesnar's recovery from surgery has been 'incredible'
(mmamania.com)
Brock Lesnar is a physical freak of nature in every sense of the phrase. The former UFC heavyweight champion was initially stricken with an illness known as diverticulitis, an intestinal disease, back in 2009. He described the painful stomach sensation as "a shotgun blast to the stomach, and then someone poured some salt and Tabasco and stirred it all up with a nasty pitchfork." Ouch.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 5:19PM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
The full time-line of the scramble to replace Davis
(addictedmma.com)
Dana White Details The Scramble To Replace Phil Davis During a UFC 133 conference call, UFC President Dana White detailed what happened in the scramble to replace UFC 133 main eventer Phil Davis after he was forced out with injury. We found out Phil Davis was hurt last week and we had him set up for an MRI. We called Tito about replacing him and Tito said he had personal issues. So we called Machida, he seemed excited about it.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 3:11PM by rockyf - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Strikeforce signs KOTC champion Bobby Green
(mmajunkie.com)
Undisputed KOTC lightweight champion Bobby Green is headed to Strikeforce. The high-energy fighter, who owns a 15-4 pro record and four victories in his past five fights, has signed a four-fight deal with Strikeforce. Jason House of Iridium Sports Agency today confirmed the signing with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), though terms of the deal were not disclosed. A debut date and opponent have not been determined. Green, a three-and-a-half-year pro, has spent much of his career with KOTC, though he's also made appearances with Affliction and Tachi Palace Fights. The 24-year-old, who trains with Pinnacle Jiu jitsu and MMA in California, owns seven knockouts and six submissions in 15 career victories.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 2:11PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Dana White's Plan D for Rashad Evans at UFC 133? Vladimir Matyushenko
(mmajunkie.com)
First it was Phil Davis, and then Lyoto Machida, and then Tito Ortiz. UFC president Dana White was so desperate to find a replacement for injured Phil Davis that he considered scrapping a UFC 133 preliminary-card bout and promoting Vladimir Matyushenko to a UFC 133 headliner with Rashad Evans.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 1:33PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Andrei Arlovski and Mark Ellis Officially Signed; Signals New Approach for Pro Elite
(mmaweekly.com)
Call it Pro Elite 2.0. Call it a new and improved version. Call it whatever you want, but the new version of Pro Elite is up and running and signing fighters for their return show in August. The organization that once promoted Elite XC, which landed on both Showtime and CBS, is now under new leadership and they are putting the finishing touches on the business model that will lead them in a new direction.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 10:26AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Former Pride Grand Prix Champion Kazuo Misaki Signs with Strikeforce
(mmaweekly.com)
At one time, Kazuo Misaki was a mainstay in the top ten of the middleweight division during his time with Pride Fighting Championships. Now the Japanese fighter is making his move to welterweight and has signed an exclusive deal to compete in the welterweight division of Strikeforce. Sources close to Misaki confirmed the signing to MMAWeekly.com on Thursday.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 10:24AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Anaconda-choke creator Milton Vieira signs with Strikeforce
(mmajunkie.com)
Veteran fighter Milton Vieira has signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce. Alchemist MMA, the fighter's new management team, today announced the signing, though terms of the deal were not disclosed. Vieira (12-7-1 MMA, 0-0 SF), a 32-year-old PRIDE and Bitetti Combat veteran, is perhaps best known as the creator of the anaconda-choke submission, which he used in his most recent victory over Bruno "Cro Cop" Lobato in June.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 10:22AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Rashad Evans vs Tito Ortiz odds: Who opened as the -500 favorite for UFC 133?
(mmamania.com)
Who else? None other than former Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans, according to noted oddsmaker Nick Kalikas of BetOnFighting.com. "Suga" is the -500 favorite heading into his UFC 133 showdown in Philadelphia against Tito Ortiz on Aug. 6. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" stands as the +350 underdog.
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 10:10PM by Budgellism - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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