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Yoshiyuki Yoshida vs. Dan Hornbuckle Not Happening At Bellator 25
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite recent reports, former UFC fighter Yoshiyuki Yoshida and Bellator season 2 welterweight-tournament runner-up Dan Hornbuckle are not fighting next month at Bellator 25. Yoshida reportedly is off due to visa issues, but could make his Bellator debut in September if the issues are resolved. Bellator is looking for a new opponent for Hornbuckle.
Submitted Jul 22, 2010 7:22PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Chas Skelly Off Bellator 28 With Injury
(mmajunkie.com)
Easy come, easy go. Chas Skelly's planned run with Bellator lasted only a few hours-earlier today he was announced for Bellator 28, where he was to face Georgi Karakhanyan for a likely spot in season 4's Featherweight tournament, and now word has come out that Skelly is now off due to a foot injury. A replacement search is underway.
Submitted Jul 22, 2010 7:19PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Todd Duffee vs. Jon Madsen Added To UFC 121
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 121's card continues to fill up rapidly today, another Heavyweight fight has been added-this time it's Todd Duffee vs. Jon Madsen. Verbal agreements in place, paperwork pending.
Submitted Jul 22, 2010 5:15PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Brendan Schaub Expected For UFC 121
(mmajunkie.com)
A busy day of upcoming UFC fight announcements got bigger today with the addition of a Heavyweight fight to UFC 121. Former title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga is set to meet TUF 10 alum Brendan Schaub at the event. Both have agreed to the fight, paperwork should be done soon.
Submitted Jul 22, 2010 4:05PM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Stanislav Nedkov Off UFC 117, Davis Named Replacement
(mmajunkie.com)
It appears that Stanislav Nedkov is now off UFC 117 due to an as-yet-unknown injury. He was to have faced Rodney Wallace. Undefeated rising prospect Phil Davis has been tapped as the replacement for Nedkov.
Submitted Jul 22, 2010 4:03PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hamill vs. Tito Ortiz Added To UFC 121
(mmajunkie.com)
At UFC 121, teacher will meet student. The teacher is TUF 3 coach Tito Ortiz, the student is TUF 3 alum Matt Hamill, who will face off at the event. No word yet on placement but it likely will be main card.
Submitted Jul 22, 2010 4:01PM by DCRage - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce Confirms Tournament To Determine #2 Women's 135 Contender
(mmajunkie.com)
The first-ever female tournament in Strikeforce history is now complete. Strikeforce officials today announced that Hitomi Akano, Carina Damm, Maiju Kujala and Miesha Tate will compete in a single-night tournament at Strikeforce Challengers 10 on Aug. 13. Due to the one-night format, the tournament fights will be 3 3-minute rounds instead of 5-minute rounds. A reserve fight will be made later. The plan was originally to have it determine a #1 contender for the women's 135 title, but the winner now becomes the #2 contender-the winner will get a title shot, but they'll have to wait for Marloes Coenen, who is dropping to 135 from 145, to get a shot first. Coenen will face the winner of tomorrow's title fight between champion Sarah Kaufman & Roxanne Modafferi.
Submitted Jul 22, 2010 2:34PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
DREAM 16 Set For 9/25 In Japan
(mmajunkie.com)
As expected the Japanese-based DREAM organization returns Sept. 25 for DREAM.16. The event takes place at Nippon Gaishi Hall in Nagoya, Japan, and airs in North America on HDNet. No fighters have been announced for the card, but Shinya Aoki & Caol Uno are expected to be on the card. Additionally, mini-grand-prix finalists Tatsuya Mizuno and Gegard Mousasi are expected to fight for the first-ever DREAM light-heavyweight belt. Additionally, a DREAM.16 poster shows potential fighters including Ikuhisa Minowa, Hideo Tokoro, Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto and Kazushi Sakuraba. Aoki is expected to headline the show and could face Tatsuya Kawajiri.
Submitted Jul 22, 2010 1:49PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Dream
 
Sliva will be waiting on Gsp if he can make the weight
mmaweekly.com
It could be the biggest fight in UFC history. It could break all the records. And according to UFC president Dana White, everyone keeps asking for it, so he might just have to give it to them. The longstanding fight fans have been asking for is to see widely regarded pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva match up with the fighter closely nipping at his heels for the top spot in UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. The fight has been brought up to White for years, and both camps have expressed interest. and that means bringing in whoever is going to present the biggest challenge.
Submitted Jul 22, 2010 1:29PM by c-dub - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
There's no pro boxer in Couture's camp to mimic Toney
(sports.yahoo.com)
"I have no intention and no illusion that I'm a world class boxer," said Couture. "I'm a mixed martial artist. I've won the majority of my fights by taking guys down, putting them on their back and punching the until they don't want to be punched anymore. That's not going to change." Couture has made interesting choice of training partners to try and replicate what Toney brings to the table. Couture didn't bring in any high level boxers and is working with his usual cast of characters.
Submitted Jul 22, 2010 11:41AM by BigIP - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matyushenko: My Job Is To Stop Jon Jones From Getting To The Top
(mmamania.com)
The world's most dangerous "Janitor," Vladimir Matyushenko, plans on mopping up the mess Jon Jones has made in the light heavyweight division when they clash at UFC on Versus 2 on Aug. 1 in San Diego. "Bones" has looked nearly invincible in his meteoric rise to the top of his weight class and a recent UFC poll found an anemic 8-percent of fans who think that Vladdy's got the chops to defeat the dynamic young up-and-comer.
Submitted Jul 22, 2010 10:36AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping Already Spending His FOTN Bonus For UFC 120
(mmamania.com)
In his head, that is. The TUF 3 winner seems convinced his fight with Yoshihiro Akiyama in October will be the Fight Of The Night in front of the hometown crowd. “The British fans have always given me unbelievable support and I’ve never lost at home, so I am looking to help make this another special night for British MMA. Akiyama is a very dangerous guy. He strikes very well, he has power, and he will keep coming at you. He is very strong with his judo takedowns, and I will have to train seriously hard to come up for an answer for those. But I think that if I set a fast, hard pace in the first round, that by the third I will have taken over and will be in a position to finish him. Akiyama will obviously be looking to do the same thing – that is the way he always fights – and I am already spending my ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus in my head.“
Submitted Jul 22, 2010 9:54AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ross Pearson Is "A Far Better Striker Than BJ Penn"
(mmamania.com)
At least the TUF 9 winner thinks he is. “We’re all very good at doing what we like to do. BJ’s ground game and wrestling is unbelievable, but I feel I’m a far better striker than he is. I might never be as good as he is at one thing, but he might never be as good as me at another. I’m not near a BJJ black belt, but a fight is a fight and anything can happen, that’s what makes the sport so exciting.” Should be noted, however, that Pearson TKOs opponents at a lower rate than Penn in his career to date-less than 30% (3 of 14) to Penn's 40%.
Submitted Jul 22, 2010 8:53AM by DCRage - 37 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Herman, Bellator Locked in Legal Battle
(sherdog.com)
Bellator attorney Patrick English confirmed to Sherdog.com on Tuesday that Herman will not be taking the eighth and final slot in the field, as the fighter and promotion are embroiled in ongoing litigation.
Submitted Jul 22, 2010 12:26AM by jae_1833 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Ratcliff-Horodecki Planned for WEC 51
(sherdog.com)
Lightweight Ed Ratcliff has agreed to face Chris Horodecki at the not-yet-announced WEC 51 on Sept. 30 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colo., his trainer Eric Del Fierro confirmed with Sherdog.com on Wednesday. Ratcliff reported the bout -- originally scheduled for WEC 49 in June -- on his official Twitter account early Wednesday.
Submitted Jul 22, 2010 12:24AM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
2 Fights Added To Sengoku 14, Gono Drops To Lightweight
(mmajunkie.com)
World Victory Road today announced two new bouts planned for Sengoku Raiden Championships 14. The fights include Takuya Sato vs. Motoki Miyazawa in a Welterweight fight and the Lightweight debut of popular fighter Akihiro Gono, who will face quite the tongue-twister-name in Jadamba Narantungalag, who has only fought 4 times since his debut in 2004 with one notable fight being a loss to Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto.
Submitted Jul 21, 2010 7:09PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
 
Patrick Cote To Face Tom Lawlor At UFC 121
(mmajunkie.com)
Patrick Cote & Tom Lawlor are scheduled to meet at UFC 121 according to sources close to the event, who said that bout agreements have been signed, though it's unknown whether the fight will air on the evening's televised card. Both are coming off losses in their last fights.
Submitted Jul 21, 2010 5:30PM by DCRage - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Houston Alexander vs. Sokoudjou Set For Shark Fights 13
(mmajunkie.com)
With Keith Jardine and Trevor Prangley already signed on for the main event of the Texas-based Shark Fights' promotion Sept. 11 event, Shark Fights 13, another pair of high-profile fighters have agreed to fight on the card. Shark Fights officials today announced that UFC veterans Houston Alexander & Sokoudjou will meet in the co-main event. The full fight card for Shark Fights 13, which takes place at the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, Texas, will be announced shortly.
Submitted Jul 21, 2010 12:43PM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jamie Varner vs. Donald Cerrone Rounds Out a Big WEC 51 Card
(mmafighting.com)
The long-awaited rematch between World Extreme Cagefighting rivals Jamie Varner and Donald Cerrone is set for WEC 51 on September 30, a major fight card that will demonstrate the WEC's ability to put on big events even as its top star, Urijah Faber, nurses a leg injury. Varner announced the Cerrone rematch on his web site, and the addition of that fight not only makes WEC 51 one of the best fight cards of the rest of the year in MMA, it also provides some hints about where the WEC is headed for the rest of the year, and what a future WEC pay-per-view card might look like. Here's how the five-fight WEC 51 card on Versus is shaping up: Jose Aldo vs. Manvel Gamburyan Miguel Torres vs. Charlie Valencia George Roop vs. Chan Sung Jung Mark Hominick vs. Leonard Garcia Jamie Varner vs. Donald Cerrone
Submitted Jul 21, 2010 10:56AM by emfleek - 14 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Joe Soto Defends Bellator Featherweight Title Against Joe Warren At Bellator 27
(mmajunkie.com)
The next season of Bellator Fighting Championships now has the first of several title fights set, as Featherweight Champion Joe Soto will defend against season 2 tournament winner Joe Warren at Bellator 27 on 9/2. Verbal agreements in place, paperwork pending. The fight will likely be the main event.
Submitted Jul 21, 2010 6:27AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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