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Danny Castillo vs. Jacob Volkmann Added to UFC on Versus 5 in Milwaukee
(bloodyelbow.com)
Another match-up has been added to the card for UFC on Versus 5, scheduled for August 14th in Milwaukee at the Bradley Center. The UFC announced last night that talented lightweight wrestlers, Danny Castillo and Jacob Volkmann, would face each other at the event: UFC President Dana White has announced another intriguing matchup for the August 14th event in Milwaukee, as two lightweight up and comers collide. "In a battle between two top notch wrestlers, Danny "Last Call" Castillo will face Jacob "Christmas" Volkmann August 14 in Milwaukee," said White.
Submitted May 11, 2011 3:30PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TapouT Accused Of Stealing, Possibly Selling Mask's Ashes
(bloodyelbow.com)
Of all the bizarre stories that pop up from time to time, this was not a subject I ever really expected to write about. TMZ is reporting that the late Charles "Mask" Lewis' ashes have been stolen and possibly resold by his fellow TapouT founders. The story is that Mask's sister Carla, allowed Tim "SkySkrape" Katz and Dan "Punkass" Caldwell to take Lewis' ashes and urn for a memorial service. Upon arriving at the service, she found that they were either giving away or selling small vials containing portions of Lewis' ashes to a small group of people whose names were on "a list." From the TMZ report: Carla believes somewhere between 50 to 100 vials were either "sold, given away, donated or otherwise distributed to several unknown persons." Not only is Carla PISSED about the vials ... she claims TapouT still has possession of the urn and the remainder of Mask's ashes ... and the company refuses to return them. Carla is suing for unspecified damages -- citing "overwhelming and severe emotional distress."
Submitted May 11, 2011 3:29PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Dan Hardy vs. Chris Lytle set for UFC on Versus 5 main card
(mmajunkie.com)
Two popular welterweights will clash in August at UFC on Versus 5. Dan Hardy (23-9 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Chris Lytle (30-18-5 MMA, 9-10 UFC), who both are coming off losses, have agreed to meet at the upcoming event, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed following multiple reports of the fight. UFC on Versus 5 takes place Aug. 4, and the event now is set for the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. The night's main card, including Hardy vs. Lytle, airs live on Versus.
Submitted May 11, 2011 11:08AM by Budgellism - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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
 
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