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TUF 11 Champ Court McGee Likely To Meet Ryan Jensen At UFC 121
(mmajunkie.com)
It appears that TUF 11 champion Court McGee will face Ryan Jensen in his first post-TUF fight in UFC, which will likely happen at UFC 121 in Anaheim in October. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending. It's not yet known if the fight will be a prelim or on PPV.
Submitted Jul 12, 2010 6:34PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
McSweeney Will Not Appeal TUF 11 Finale Loss
(mmajunkie.com)
Soon-to-be light heavyweight James McSweeney has opted to not appeal his most recent UFC loss. Lee McMahon, McSweeney's manager, initially said he was appealing the loss to the Nevada State Athletic Commision after he claimed Browne threw several illegal elbows during the fight. He provided a picture of a cut on the back of McSweeney's head as evidence of an off-limits strike, though he did not fault the UFC newcomer for the alleged no-no. The manager said McSweeney's corner met with a cageside doctor who agreed with his assessment. "The doctor who took a look at James after the fight said, 'I can tell you that (with) where this blow is, (it) could only have occurred from an illegal blow,'" McMahon said. However, NSAC executive director Keith Kizer said he didn't see anything illegal during the June 19 bout. Kizer also said today that he never received an appeal request.
Submitted Jul 12, 2010 2:28PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Team Fedor Emelianenko Lays Out NEW UFC Contract Demands
(5thround.com)
Fedor Emelianenko is the hottest name on the MMA free agent market. The only problem is, the heavyweight still has one fight remaining on his current Strikeforce deal. Nonetheless, it hasn’t stopped M-1 Global figurehead Vadim Finkelchtein from laying all his Octagon cards on the table. “I think yes. But not on the same terms they offered us before,” Finkelchtein told ProSport (via Fighters Only) of joining forces with the UFC.
Submitted Jul 12, 2010 2:16PM by BigIP - 45 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFN 22 Official For 9/15 In Texas
(mmajunkie.com)
As expected UFC Fight Night 22 takes place Sept. 15, and the Spike TV-televised event airs live from the 16,000-seat Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Spike TV officials today announced the event. And as expected, UFC Fight Night 22, which precedes the debut episode of "The Ultimate Fighter 12," features a middleweight headliner between contenders Demian Maia and Alan Belcher, and Matt Wiman and Mac Danzig rematch in the night's co-headliner.
Submitted Jul 12, 2010 12:09PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cyrille Diabate vs. Alexander Gustafsson added to UFC 120 in October
(mmajunkie.com)
A light-heavyweight bout between Cyrille Diabate (17-6-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and Alexander Gustafsson (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will be part of October's UFC 120 event. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed with a source close to the event that bout agreements are being finalized for the matchup, which was first reported by MMAFighting.com. UFC 120 takes place Oct. 16 at The O2 in London. The night's main card airs via same-day delay on Spike TV.
Submitted Jul 12, 2010 11:19AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tito Ortiz Thinks Chuck Should Stay Retired, Calls Out Forrest For November Trilogy
(mmamania.com)
November is when Ortiz hopes to return to action following his back surgery, but despite his feelings regarding Chuck's future he still wants a piece of the Iceman even though he also wants Forrest again. "The surgery went really, really well. I just started doing weight training so next week I start doing drills. I have to make sure I make the right steps for my future and my career. I hope I get the Chuck fight. As a fighter, I would love to kick his ass. As a human being, I don't think he should fight anymore just because health is more important than fights. Grudge matches are important to sell, but at the same time he has kids to take care of and I don't want nothin' serious to happen to him. (Getting knocked out) that many times, it gets kinda scary. I was really shocked (by the loss to Rich Franklin fight), I saw all my money go out the window. It is what it is, everything in this world happens for a reason and I'll be back at the end of November. I'd like to [fight] Forrest. If Forrest would like to do a trilogy it'd be awesome. We gave two great fights both times we fought and we'll get a triple fight more exciting than the last two."
Submitted Jul 12, 2010 10:41AM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jorgensen Likely Gets Title Shot With WEC 50 Win
(mmaweekly.com)
When WEC 50 was mapped out, the biggest question was who would face Dominick Cruz in his first title defense? The answer ultimately was Joseph Benavidez, who takes on the champion on Aug. 18. The person he got the nod over as top contender also returns on the same date, with a title shot of his own on the line. Scott Jorgensen faces Brad Pickett in a bantamweight bout on the main card of WEC 50, and according to his manager, the Idaho based fighter is the next contender in line for a shot at the belt if he wins. "If Scott wins this fight, he will get the next title shot for sure," Mike Roberts of MMA Inc. said on MMAWeekly Radio recently. WEC General Manager Reed Harris appeared on the radio show, stopping short of a guarantee, but said that all signs point towards a Jorgensen title shot if he comes away with a victory. "Assuming he gets a win, and depending on the performance, I think he's going to be right up there. I think I agree with you there," Harris commented about Jorgensen's title hopes.
Submitted Jul 12, 2010 7:27AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Brendan Schaub Ready For "A Cro Cop For A Gilbert Yvel
(mmanews.com)
The Ultimate Fighter 10 vet Brendan Schaub is fresh off an impressive UFC 116 win over Chris Tuchscherer and now the heavyweight up and comer feels he is ready for a step up in competition: "I think I took a step ahead of the rest of those [up-and-comers] beating a guy like Tuchscherer," Schaub said. "If you look at the other up-and-comers, ... they're fighting guys (that are) not as experienced. I think I'd definitely be ready for a (Mirko) 'Cro Cop' (Filipovic) or a Gilbert Yvel. I won't call anyone out, but if Joe Silva calls me, I'm ready for whatever he wants to throw my way."
Submitted Jul 11, 2010 5:27PM by jae_1833 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
McSweeney returns to 205 pounds, meets Tom Blackledge at UFC 120
(mmajunkie.com)
British fighter and "The Ultimate Fighter 10" cast member James McSweeney (4-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) returns to his homeland (and the light-heavyweight division) and fights a fellow Englishman when he meets UFC newcomer Tom Blackledge (10-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC 120. McSweeney today announced the fight via Twitter.
Submitted Jul 11, 2010 5:23PM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Aoki Wants Melendez Rematch At DREAM 16, SF Says Not Yet
(411mania.com)
After defeating Tatsuya Kawajiri via submission at DREAM 15 yesterday, Shinya Aoki announced that he would be returning at DREAM.16 and that he wants a rematch with Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez. But Strikeforce's Mike Afromowitz says not so fast: The rematch, which likely would be for one or both of the promotions' titles, has not been made yet and may not be-Melendez is out of action due to a hand injury.
Submitted Jul 11, 2010 8:01AM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Dream
 
Matt Serra vs. Chris Lytle Added To UFC 119
(mmajunkie.com)
Another matchup of TUF alumni is on tap for UFC 119 as Chris Lytle will face Matt Serra in a rematch of the season 4 finale. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending.
Submitted Jul 10, 2010 4:47PM by DCRage - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
SF Announces MW Title Fight For 8/21
(mmaweekly.com)
Strikeforce has made it's plans to crown a new Middleweight Champion following the departure of Jake Shields, and it won't be a tournament. The promotion has annnounced a determination match for August 21 to crown a new champion, and it'll be Tim Kennedy vs. Ronaldo Souza. The fight will be the co-main event to the headliner, Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Lawal vs. Rafael Cavalcante (Feijao) for the title.
Submitted Jul 10, 2010 10:13AM by DCRage - 15 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Riley vs Audinwoos at UFC 119
(mmaweekly.com)
A lightweight match-up has been added to the upcoming UFC 119 show in Indianapolis as veteran fighter Aaron Riley returns to action to face new UFC signee Pat "Awesomely Awesome" Audinwood in an undercard bout on the Sept 25 show.
Submitted Jul 10, 2010 2:00AM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Sylvia vs Buentello in August
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia takes on former UFC and Strikeforce heavyweight title challenger Paul Buentello will square off in the main event of Powerhouse World Promotions’ “War on the Mainland” on Aug. 14 in Irvine, Calif. The winner will be crowned the promotion’s heavyweight champion.
Submitted Jul 10, 2010 1:58AM by jae_1833 - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Paul Taylor vs. Sam Stout targeted for UFC 121
(mmajunkie.com)
Lightweights Paul Taylor (10-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) and Sam Stout (15-6-1 MMA, 4-5 UFC) have been penciled in for UFC 121. Multiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that both fighters have agreed to the contest and are expected to sign bout agreements shortly. UFC 121 is targeted for Oct. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, though the venue and date have not yet been confirmed by the promotion. The position of Taylor vs. Stout on the as-yet-unannounced card is unknown at this time.
Submitted Jul 10, 2010 1:52AM by jae_1833 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lesnar - Velasquez UFC 121, October 23, Anaheim
(mmafighting.com)
Brock Lesnar will make his next title defense against Cain Velasquez at UFC 121. UFC president Dana White confirmed with MMA Fighting Friday night that the heavyweight title fight will take place at the yet-to-be officially announced event, scheduled for Oct. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Submitted Jul 10, 2010 12:34AM by Gogoplatapus - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miguel Torres vs. Charlie Valencia In The Works For WEC 51
(mmajunkie.com)
After suffering two consectuive losses for the first time in his career, Miguel Torres will start his road back to the title in September when he faces Charlie Valencia at WEC 51. Verbal agreements are in place for the fight, paperwork pending. The fight likely will be the co-main event.
Submitted Jul 9, 2010 7:22PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
UFC 121 Likely For California In October
(mmajunkie.com)
Although nothing is official yet and no contracts have been signed, UFC is targeting Honda Center and Anaheim and October 23 for what would be UFC 121. The UFC has yet to officially announce any plans for UFC 121, though the card would certainly follow traditional business plans. With UFC 120 scheduled for the week prior and airing on Spike TV, the UFC can use the broadcast to heavily promote the following week's pay-per-view card.
Submitted Jul 9, 2010 7:20PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carwin Blames Referee, lactic acidosis, massive adrenaline dump on loss to Lesner
(cagepotato.com)
“During the first round, (referee) Josh (Rosenthal) was telling Brock to fight back or he will stop the fight,” explained Carwin, going back over the action from Saturday’s event in Las Vegas. “Every time I heard that, I unloaded a little more and eventually just punched myself out.”
Submitted Jul 9, 2010 4:42PM by BigIP - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ref Josh Rosenthal Explains Why He Didn't Stop Lesnar-Carwin
(mmafighting.com)
In the days since Brock Lesnar came back from being absolutely brutalized in the first round of his fight with Shane Carwin to winning the fight in the second, some have questioned whether referee Josh Rosenthal should have ever permitted the fight to get out of the first round, or whether Rosenthal should have stopped the fight and given Carwin a first-round technical knockout win.
Submitted Jul 9, 2010 2:35PM by emfleek - 24 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews, MMA Personalities, UFC
 
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