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TapouT car debuts in NASCAR's Nationwide Series, nets 12th-place result
(mmajunkie.com)
The TapouT Chevrolet made its NASCAR debut, and driver Elliot Sadler guided the No. 2 car to a 12th-place finish in its first-ever race. The TapouT-sponsored race car was officially unveiled at Saturday's Sam's Town 300 Nationwide Series Race, which took place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and was broadcast on ABC. In February, MMA clothing manufacturer TapouT announced it was branching out from its core audience with a multi-year partnership with racing team Kevin Harvick Inc.
Submitted Mar 6, 2011 6:26PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Alexander hopes Irvin available for May Shark Fights show, will settle for "Kimbo"
(mmajunkie.com)
Light heavyweight Houston Alexander hopes James Irvin gets a recent suspension for performance-enhancing drugs reduced from one year to six months, if only for one selfish reason. So he can put his hands on "The Sandman." But if Irvin doesn't get cleared to fight Alexander in May, as the Texas-based Shark Fights is now targeting, "The Assassin" has someone else in mind for his next fight: Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson.
Submitted Mar 6, 2011 12:08AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Injured Ludwig out at UFC Fight Night 24, Wilks now faces Sadollah
(mmajunkie.com)
An injured sternum has forced slugger Duane "Bang" Ludwig out of a planned UFC Fight Night 24 welterweight bout with "The Ultimate Fighter 9" winner Amir Sadollah. In his place steps "The Ultimate Fighter 7" champ James Wilks. UFC executives today announced the change in plans.
Submitted Mar 6, 2011 12:05AM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hendricks replaces Hallman, faces Waldburger at UFC Fight Night 24
(mmajunkie.com)
For the second time today, UFC Fight Night 24 has a new participant. UFC executives today announced that Johny Hendricks is replacing an injured Dennis Hallman and will face T.J. Waldburger on the evening's preliminary card. MMAjunkie.com first reported Hallman's withdrawal earlier today.
Submitted Mar 6, 2011 12:04AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Igor Pokrajac and Ryan Bader Call Out Tito Ortiz
(bloodyelbow.com)
Igor Pokrajac defeated Todd Brown via TKO at UFC on Versus 3 and called out Tito Ortiz during his victory speach. Ryan Bader also called out Tito Ortiz in an interview with ESPN: "I would want to fight Tito Ortiz. Just because I grew up watching him. I want to have one of those guys on my résumé like a Randy Couture or Chuck Liddell. Purely out of respect, he's one I'd like to fight before my career is over ... Really, I didn't even feel like going back and watching (my loss to Jon Jones) because I didn't feel like I fought to even a quarter of my potential." Tito Ortiz responds on Twitter: Nice to be infamous! Take a ticket and wait in line.
Submitted Mar 4, 2011 4:20PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Three medical suspensions for UFC on Versus 3, main event still pending
(mmajunkie.com)
Three competitors were suspended following this past Thursday's UFC on Versus 3, though it's highly likely another two will be added to that list: Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann. The welterweight pair delivered a "Fight of the Year" candidate for a three-round brawl that left both bloodied and battered. Sanchez, in particular, took a tremendous amount of damage en route to a controversial unanimous decision. A rep for the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority said medical suspensions are not yet available for the headlining fight because the on-site doctor is conducting a follow-up examination on both Sanchez and Kampmann.
Submitted Mar 4, 2011 4:15PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Versus 4 set for June 26; company brass says location yet to be determined
(mmajunkie.com)
While the books aren't quite closed on UFC on Versus 3 just yet – a stellar main event and hotly contested decision result have ensured that – the former home of the WEC is already looking forward to broadcasting its next event. During Thursday's UFC on Versus 3 event, UFC and Versus executives officially announced UFC on Versus 4 will take place on Sunday, June 26. Today, the UFC's vice president of regulatory affairs, Marc Ratner, told MMAjunkie.com that a location for the event has yet to be officialy determined, but the promotion is eyeing multiple venues in the Midwest and East Coast regions of the country.
Submitted Mar 4, 2011 4:14PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cristiane Cyborg negotiating with the WWE
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Strikeforce champion and best pound for pound female MMA fighter of the world, Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos is negotiating with world’s biggest pro-wrestling company, WWE, sources close to the fighter told TATAME minutes ago. Without fighting since June of 2010, Cyborg is getting tired of the lack of fights in the MMA organization, and this proposal would change her future in fighting – and get bigger paychecks. Two weeks ago, Cristiane and her husband, Strikeforce fighter Evangelista Santos, attended to a WWE event in California, and the managers of the event offered her a contract.
Submitted Mar 4, 2011 9:24AM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
UFC on Versus 3 bonuses: Sanchez, Kampman net $160K bonuses
(mmajunkie.com)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Diego Sanchez, Martin Kampmann, Shane Roller and Brian Bowles each earned "Fight Night" bonuses for their performances at Thursday's "UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann" event. Sanchez and Kampmann each earned a whopping $160,000 bonuses for "Fight of the Night" honors. Roller, who earned the night's "Knockout of the Night" award, and Bowles, who got the "Submission of the Night" bonus, each took home $40,000.
Submitted Mar 4, 2011 9:21AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Channelsurfing.net operator arrested, charged with copyright infringement of UFC events
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's war on piracy got some federal help this morning. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) unit today arrested the operator of Channelsurfing.net. Federal officials charged 32-year-old Bryan McCarthy of Texas with one count of criminal infringement of a copyright. He allegedly posted illegal streams of the UFC, NFL, NBA, WWE and other sports programming. According to today's release, McCarthy made more than $90,000 in profits from online merchants who paid him to advertise on the site. Since it was seized on Feb. 1, the site has received 1.3 million hits.
Submitted Mar 4, 2011 9:19AM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brilz vs. Matyushenko official for UFC 129 main card, lineup set with 12 bouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The full fight card for April's heavily anticipated UFC 129 event is set with the addition of a Jason Brilz vs. Vladimir Matyushenko bout. MMAjunkie.com first reported the fight this past week, and UFC executives since have made it official. The bout retains its spot on the night's pay-per-view main card, which takes place April 29 at Toronto's Rogers Centre
Submitted Mar 3, 2011 1:21PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen Completes Suspension; UFC Return Date Still Unknown
(mmafighting.com)
Former UFC No. 1 middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has completed a six-month California state athletic commission suspension and paid a $2,500 fine for banned substance use, moving him one step closer to a possible return to the active UFC roster pending the resolution of an ongoing federal money laundering case. CSAC executive officer George Dodd confirmed to MMA Fighting that Sonnen has fulfilled the terms of his penalty in the state effective Thursday. According to Dodd, Sonnen still has at least one step to take before his license is reinstated in the state, however. "If Mr. Sonnen wants to be licensed here in California, he will have to appear before the commission to regain his license," Dodd told MMA Fighting in an email. "Every other state will have to make a determination on their process for licensing Mr. Sonnen." Dodd told MMA Fighting that Sonnen does not yet have a date scheduled to meet with the commission.
Submitted Mar 3, 2011 1:03PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gurgel and Rogers get new opponents for "Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Feijao"
(mmajunkie.com)
Two "Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson" fighters have new opponents for Saturday's event in Columbus, Ohio. Dayton-area fighters Jorge Gurgel and Brian Rogers, who compete on the untelevised preliminary card, recently lost their initial opponents. But lightweight Billy Vaughan (9-6 MMA, 0-0 SF) replaces Tyler Combs in the Gurgel (13-7 MMA, 1-2 SF) bout, and middleweight Ian Rammel (4-2 MMA, 0-0 SF) replaces Mojo Horne in the Rogers (6-2 MMA, 0-0 SF) fight, Strikeforce officials confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Mar 3, 2011 12:50PM by Twenty20Dollars - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Former WWE Superstar Dave Batista May Make MMA Debut in UK
(mmaweekly.com)
MMAWeekly.com has learned through independent sources that the rumored MMA debut of former WWE wrestler David Batista looks likely to take place in May… but not on U.S. soil. It has come to light that the main delay in his debut has been aligning his desire to make a professional MMA debut ahead of September, which is when the aspirational heavyweight fighter will begin shooting an undisclosed film project.
Submitted Mar 2, 2011 9:49PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Overeem’s Coach Martijn de Jong Says Alistair Will Wait for SF HWGP to Resume, Won’t Fight for DREAM or K-1 in the Meantime
(cagepotato.com)
When Strikeforce announced today that it was postponing the second half of the opening round bouts of its heavyweight grand prix tournament until June, critics quickly began hypothesizing that the promotion’s current heavyweight champion, Alistair Overeem would likely not sit out from competing elsewhere while the tournament brackets get sorted out. According to Overeem’s trainer Martijn de Jong, “The Reem” will stay true to his proclamation that the grand prix is his number one priority this year and the K-1 and DREAM heavyweight champion will not fight for any other promotion until his tournament obligations are fulfilled, even if it takes all year.
Submitted Mar 2, 2011 9:41PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Alvarez vs. Curran official as Bellator 39 headliner, Saunders vs. Lee added
(mmajunkie.com)
A title fight between lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and season-two tourney winner Pat Curran will headline Bellator 39 on April 2. Bellator Fighting Championships brass today officially announced the matchup, which was previously reported by MMAjunkie.com, as well as a non-tournament bout between Ben Saunders and Matt Lee. Bellator 39 takes place April 2 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., and airs on MTV2. The fight card will also feature two semifinal contests in Bellator's season-four welterweight tournament.
Submitted Mar 2, 2011 9:37PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
"The Ultimate Fighter 14" tryouts set for March 21 with featherweights, bantamweights
(mmajunkie.com)
Recruiting is underway for the 14th season of "The Ultimate Fighter." That season of the reality show, which begins production this summer and debuts in the fall on Spike TV, has yet to be officially announced, but may feature the promotion's first-ever lighter-weight contestants. UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby today announced via Twitter that featherweight and bantamweight fighters are invited to an upcoming open tryout session.
Submitted Mar 2, 2011 9:36PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce to conduct independent drug testing for second tourney quarterfinal event
(mmajunkie.com)
Strikeforce will for the second time conduct independent drug testing of its competitors at an event. Several fighters appearing on an upcoming fight card slated for June 18 at American Airlines Center in Dallas will be tested for drugs of abuse and performance-enhancers drugs, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker confirmed to MMAjunkie.com via email. Those included in the extra testing are all four of the participants scheduled to compete in the second quarterfinal round of the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix, which kicked off Feb. 12 and resumes at the June event.
Submitted Mar 2, 2011 9:35PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
James Irvin vs. Houston Alexander II off Shark Fights 14 due to drug test, injury
(mmajunkie.com)
It looks like the rematch will have to wait. Both James Irvin and Houston Alexander won't be able to fight at Shark Fights 14, though for very different reasons. Irvin has been pulled from the fight following an alleged positive test for steroids. Alexander has sustained an undisclosed injury in training that has ousted him, too, from the rematch.
Submitted Mar 2, 2011 9:34PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC on Versus 3 live and official weigh-in results
(mmajunkie.com)
The weigh-in results include: MAIN CARD (Versus) -Martin Kampmann (171) vs. Diego Sanchez (171) -C.B. Dollaway (185) vs. Mark Munoz (186) -Alessio Sakara (186) vs. Chris Weidman (186) -Brian Bowles (135) vs. Damacio Page (136)+ PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook) -Cyrille Diabate (205) vs. Steve Cantwell (206) -Danny Castillo (155) vs. Joe Stevenson (155) PRELIMINARY CARD -Shane Roller (156) vs. Thiago Tavares (156) -Reuben Duran (136)* vs. Takeya Mizugaki (136) -Rob Kimmons (185) and Dongi Yang (186) -Dave Branch (186) vs. Rousimar Palhares (186) -Todd Brown (205) vs. Igor Pokrajac (204)
Submitted Mar 2, 2011 4:32PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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