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Brian Foster vs. Forrest Petz Added To UFN 22
(mmajunkie.com)
Another matchup has been added to the UFC Fight Night 22 card in the wake of a recent re-shuffling. Brian Foster vs. Forrest Petz is being added to the prelim portion of the event. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending.
Submitted Aug 4, 2010 4:22PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Roger Huerta stomps out guy after guy KO's a lady (Video)
(tmz.com)
Roger Huerta engages in a street fight in Austin, Texas: "Against a man who appears to have punched a woman in the head. Once Huerta sees the woman collapse to the ground -- he says "You just punched a f**kin' girl." Officers were called to the scene -- but so far, no arrests have been made."
Submitted Aug 4, 2010 2:28PM by Gogoplatapus - 88 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Corey Hill Continues "High Stakes" Comeback Against Rob McCullough On 9/9
(mmamania.com)
Lanky and likable UFC veteran Corey Hill continues his improbable comeback when he competes for the fourth time this year, taking on former WEC Lightweight Champion Rob McCullough at the upcoming Tachi Palace Fights 6: "High Stakes" event on Sept. 9 in Lemoore, California. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 contestant sustained a grisly leg fracture when his opponent at UFC Fight Night 16: "Fight for the Troops," Dale Hartt, checked a kick from Hill during their lightweight bout at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C., in December 2008. The fallen fighter was originally expected to be out up to eighteen months after undergoing surgery to repair the fracture, yet Hill was back in the gym just four months later. He defied the odds by not only coming back earlier than anticipated -- but by taking the unanimous decision in his return fight against Jason Trzewieczynski at January's "Raging Wolf" event from the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel in Niagara, NY. Hill was unfazed by a submission loss to Mark Holst at XKL: "Evolution 1" in March and improved his record to 4-3 by tapping out Kit Cope just last month at RW 8: "Cage Supremacy" in Salamanca. "Razor" Rob will be his toughest test to date -- but could also put an exclamation point on his comeback should he prevail.
Submitted Aug 4, 2010 11:46AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jon Fitch Or Thiago Alves? Carlos Condit Wants To Fight The Lesser Of Two Evils
(mmamania.com)
Translation: Fitch-who Condit thinks will also win at UFC 117 this weekend. "They're both very tough match-ups, they're dangerous fighters and they have a lot of tools. But the better match-up for me would be Jon Fitch. That's not taking anything away from Fitch, it's just the lesser of two evils. They're both killers. Fitch isn't as much of a finisher as Thiago Alves, he's more about grinding his opponent into the ground - literally. With my jiu-jitsu, I could withstand that and do better than a lot of guys have done. Thiago's coming off a long lay-off so we'll see if that has any effect on him. I see Fitch winning it because I think he'll be busier and I see Thiago being a little rusty."
Submitted Aug 4, 2010 11:44AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dustin Hazelett Not McLovin' Pre-Fight Trash Talk
(mmamania.com)
And he thinks all the "smack talk" leading up to UFC fights should stay in pro wrestling and prefers to let his previous fights do the talking when it comes to pre-fight hype. "I'm not in this to become famous or anything. I don't like all the hype and I hate talking smack. I just do this because I enjoy competing in martial arts. A lot of guys trash talk just to hype the fight and stuff like that, but I got into this because of martial arts and that's not what martial arts are about, talking smack and stuff like that. That's more pro wrestling than martial arts. When they're talking smack, I think it looks bad for the sport and sets a bad example. I don't want this sport to become pro wrestling where we have to do monologues where we talk about how we're going to beat somebody up. My previous fights should be enough to hype my next fight. If they're not, then I should remain on the undercard."
Submitted Aug 4, 2010 10:09AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
28 fighters form International cast for TUF 12
(mmaweekly.com)
The 12th season of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter” will feature 28 up-and-coming mixed martial artists in the lightweight division (155 pounds) competing for a six-figure contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Submitted Aug 4, 2010 12:46AM by jae_1833 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Micah Miller vs. Diego Saraiva, Joe Henle vs. Mike Martinez added to Tachi Palace Fights 6
(mmajunkie.com)
Tachi Palace Fights officials today announced that Micah Miller faces Diego Saraiva at Tachi Palace Fights 6, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since learned that Joseph Henle will also meet Mike Martinez on the same card.
Submitted Aug 4, 2010 12:40AM by jae_1833 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Clint Godfrey vs. Demetrious Johnson set for WEC 51 preliminary card
(mmajunkie.com)
A bantamweight bout between Demetrious Johnson (6-1 MMA, 0-1 WEC) and Clint Godfrey (11-2 MMA, 0-1 WEC) – two fighters looking for their first WEC win – is set and now part of the WEC 50 preliminary card. WEC officials today announced the fight.
Submitted Aug 4, 2010 12:39AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Matt Horwich vs. Thales Leites title fight set for Aug. 14 "War on the Mainland"
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC veteran and former IFL champion Matt Horwich (23-15-1) has replaced Falaniko Vitale (27-9) and meets Thales Leites (17-3) at Powerhouse World Promotions' "War on the Mainland" pay-per-view event. The Aug. 14 fight determines the first-ever PWP middleweight champ.
Submitted Aug 4, 2010 12:37AM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Paul Daley Disciplinary Hearing Possibly Set For August 10
(mmajunkie.com)
Paul Daley will soon face the music for his suckerpunch of Josh Koscheck at UFC 113. His manager says the Quebec Athletic Commission has a hearing set for August 10 to address the incident, in which Daley slugged Josh Koscheck after the final bell of their co-main event-fight. Daley is set to appear at Shark Fights 11 on Sept. 13 but his manager is confident any punishment won't interfere with that date. No confirmation of the date yet from QAC officials.
Submitted Aug 3, 2010 6:10PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Quick Quote: Chael Sonnen says Lance Armstrong gave himself cancer
(mmamania.com)
"When you screw up, you have to own it. That stuff really gets under my skin. Take Lance Armstrong. Lance Armstrong did a number of things and he gave himself cancer. He cheated, he did drugs, and he gave himself cancer. Well, instead of saying ‘Hey listen, I cheated and gave myself cancer, don't be like me.' He actually made himself the victim and then went out and profited something like $15 million dollars from this ‘Hey, poor me, let's find a cure for cancer' campaign instead of just coming clean and saying, ‘Look, here's what I did, I screwed myself up, and I hope people learn from my mistakes.' You just watch these guys and can't help but think, God, what a fraud. You got the whole Michael Phelps being a pothead thing too. I'm just glad I'm in the business I'm in so I can get them in the cage and kick the crap out of them." Well, I guess this qualifies as an unexpected twist. Chael Sonnen has turned his focus away from Anderson Silva and onto Lance Armstrong. Yes, the guy who rides bicycles.
Submitted Aug 3, 2010 5:36PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 41 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 122 Slated For Germany
(mmaweekly.com)
There is often resistance, but no one has been able to slow the UFC juggernaut from bull rushing into new markets. MMA’s preeminent promotion, despite not being allowed to have minors at its first live event in Germany and recently being booted off German television, is set for a return trip. UFC 122 will take place Nov. 13 at Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. The event may not be available on German television if the UFC can’t work things out with broadcasting officials there, but it will be available to the U.S. market on a six-hour, same-day delay on Spike TV.
Submitted Aug 3, 2010 5:04PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Demian Maia vs. Mario Miranda On Tap For UFC 118
(mmajunkie.com)
Demian Maia will now fight in August. Sources close to the Brazilian grappling ace informed MMAjunkie.com that Maia will face middleweight prospect Mario Miranda at UFC 118 in Boston. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending.
Submitted Aug 3, 2010 3:39PM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Sass vs. Mark Holst Slotted For UFC 120
(mmajunkie.com)
It looks like the final piece of UFC 120's puzzle is in place. Lightweights Paul Sass and Mark Holst have been slotted into the preliminary card of the U.K. event, which takes place Oct. 16 at the O2 Arena in London. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending. Sass, who hails from Liverpool, England, is one of four British fighters who make their octagon debuts at the card, though his resume stands alone. Undefeated in 10 appearances, he holds a record for seven consecutive victories by way of triangle choke. Only two of his opponents have made it out of the first round with him.
Submitted Aug 3, 2010 2:54PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva talks Chael Sonnen, 205lbs Aspirations, and Retirement
(sherdog.com)
He says among other things that he has no interest in challenging for 205lbs belt, that Chael Sonnen can say whatever he wants--they still have to fight, and that he will keep fighting for the time being.
Submitted Aug 3, 2010 12:54PM by bjj1605 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Is Michael Bisping "2 Wins Away" From A Title Shot?
(mmamania.com)
He thinks so. He made that comment while also briefly talking Chael Sonnen-Anderson Silva and hsi next fight against Yoshihiro Akiyama. "If Chael Sonnen comes into the octagon in the right frame of mind, he will give Silva problems. But I can see Silva winning this by submission, because when Sonnen fought Nate Marquardt he was ­dominant on top, but left himself open at times. I’ll be watching the fight closely, because I believe I am two wins away from fighting for that belt. I think I have seen chinks in [Akiyama's] armor. I’m going to come in very strong, very fit, and I’m going to exploit him by setting a fast pace."
Submitted Aug 3, 2010 12:08PM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ustream Coughs Up UFC Pirate IPs, Adds New Copyright Protection System
(mmamania.com)
Looks like some of the UFC pay-per-view pirates may be walking the plank sooner rather than later. Ustream.tv recently complied with a subpoena issued on behalf of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) requesting the IP addresses of users illegally broadcasting pay-per-view events through the live streaming site, NewTeeVee confirms. Not coincidentally, the Ustream gang has also added a new copyright protection system to help deter future content crooks from trying to cheat the world's largest fight promotion. Justin.tv, also named in the Zuffa copyright subpoena, has yet to respond.
Submitted Aug 3, 2010 12:06PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mariusz Pudzianowski to Fight Butterbean at KSW 14
(mmafighting.com)
What seemed like simply a publicity stunt has evolved into a main event fight between Eric "Butterbean" Esch and "World's Strongest Man" Mariusz Pudzianowski at KSW 14 on Sept. 18 in Poland. KSW announced Tuesday the headlining bout as well as the inclusion of UFC veteran Per Eklund, undefeated newcomer Michal Mankiewicz, Sengoku 13 competitor Kazuki Tokudome and M-1 Challenger veteran Niko Puhakka into the promotion's upcoming lightweight tournament, joining the previously announced participants Artur Sowinski and Maciej Gorski.
Submitted Aug 3, 2010 11:01AM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
UFC on Versus 2 ratings result in average audience of 1 million viewers
(mmajunkie.com)
Sunday's UFC on Versus 2 event scored a 0.86 household rating and an average audience of 991,000 viewers, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com today confirmed. The event took place Aug. 2 at the San Diego Sports Arena in California and aired on Versus. The ratings took a dip compared to the first UFC on Versus event, which averaged 1.24 million viewers back in March.
Submitted Aug 3, 2010 11:00AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fitch Looking For Title Shot Or 185
(mmaweekly.com)
Jon Fitch has been itching to get another shot at the UFC welterweight title, and he hopes to achieve that goal when he faces Thiago Alves at UFC 117 in Oakland. The American Kickboxing Academy welterweight has long lobbied for a rematch with champion Georges St-Pierre, who defeated Fitch at UFC 87 in August 2008. Fitch believes as he matches up with another top five welterweight that a win would secure another shot at the belt, but he knows there are no sure things in MMA. The UFC welterweight title will be up for grabs later this year when Fitch's teammate Josh Koscheck gets his rematch with St-Pierre in December. The American Kickboxing Academy teammates have long been taxed by UFC president Dana White about fighting each other, both stating several times that it would never happen. For Fitch, he believes that timing will play a big role in what he does after December if his teammate and close friend is victorious in his bid to win the UFC welterweight strap. Looking down the road, Fitch has now stated that if Koscheck is victorious (including a likely immediate rematch after December), he will eat some food, hit the weight room, and go up to 185 pounds in hopes of adding another title to the San Jose, Calif., gym.
Submitted Aug 3, 2010 7:21AM by DCRage - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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