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Report: Leben vs. SImpson Now At TUF 11 Finale, Not UFC 114
(mmamania.com)
UFC appears to be doing some upcoming card-shuffling as there's a report that Chris Leben vs. Aaron Simpson, originally planned for UFC 114, is now being moved to the TUF 11 Finale. That would push the fight back about 3 weeks. The fight likely would be on the TV portion of the TUF 11 Finale.
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 7:53PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 112 Video Blog with Frankie Edgar: Heading out to Abu Dhabi
(bit.ly)
In this first UFC 112 video blog top lightweight contender Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar spends his last day out in his home of Toms River, New Jersey where he prepares himself to fly out to the United Arab Emirates and into Abu Dhabi where the UFC 112 event will take place as Edgar is seen getting a haircut, spending time with his son. Edgar will take on lightweight champion BJ Penn in the co-main event of the evening this Saturday night from Concert Arena in Yas Island.
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 6:02PM by MaxOne - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Does Maia Have A Chance?
(mmanightmare.webs.com)
Anderson Silva. The Spider carries a perfect 10-0 octagon record with him to his middleweight title defense this Saturday at UFC 112. He also has a 25-4 record overall, with 15 of his fights coming by way of KO/TKO. Silva has not lost an MMA fight in nearly five years, and many, including UFC President Dana White, rank him as the top pound for pound fighter in the world.
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 3:29PM by miphi1991 - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Spike Announces UFC Counterprogramming For 4/17
(mmajunkie.com)
To probably nobody's surprise, Spike & UFC are once again scheduling counter-programming opposite Strikeforce, this time for SF's 4/17 event on CBS. Spike announced today that they will air a replay of UFC 110 from Australia opposite SF on 4/17 at 9 PM ET. That's the same time SF airs on CBS with 3 title fights.
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 11:33AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bobby Lashley Not On 4/17 SF Event
(411mania.com)
According to Strikeforce fighter Bobby Lashley, he will not be fighting at the 4/17 Strikeforce event as had previously been expected. Lashley made the announcement on his Facebook page. No word on when his next fight will be now.
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 9:49AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Alves-Fitch 2 Rebooked For UFC 115
(mmajunkie.com)
The Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch rematch originally set for UFC 111 has now been rebooked for UFC 115. UFC president Dana White announced the fight via Twitter overnight. While the long-awaited rematch was expected to be a feature bout last month at UFC 111, Alves was forced off the card due to a failed CT scan and subsequent brain surgery.
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 8:47AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Moosin MMA hosts Tim Sylvia vs. Mariusz Pudzianowski on May 21 in Massachusetts
(mmajunkie.com)
As expected former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia (25-6) will take on five-time World's Strongest Man champion Mariusz Pudzianowski (1-0) on May 21 in what will be the first event in the newly sanctioned state of Massachusetts. "Moosin: God of Martial Arts" is a pay-per-view event hosted by promoters Corey Fischer and (and event competitor) Eric "Butterbean" Esch set for the 15,000-seat DCU Center in Worcester. Many notables from the card, which includes UFC veterans, will take part in press conferences Monday in Boston and Tuesday in New York City. The media events are not open to the public.
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 1:45AM by xdanish020 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC president Dana White suggests teammate vs. teammate fights will be required
(mmajunkie.com)
The days of Ultimate Fighting Championships competitors saying they won't fight their teammates may be over. Following the recently concluded UFC 111 event, main-card winner Jon Fitch and UFC president Dana White had a brief exchange about the topic in which the promoter chided the welterweight contender for saying he won't fight teammate and fellow title hopeful Josh Koscheck. After the formal press setting, White made a more definitive statement. "It's over man," White said. "This whole 'we won't fight each other' thing is over. How long can they go on when they have two of the top guys in the division and they won't fight each other?
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 1:26AM by xdanish020 - 45 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Is WEC Worth the PPV Price Tag?
(mmanightmare.webs.com)
On April 24th, 2010 the WEC will broadcast their most stacked card to date. The card will feature two title bouts as well as a possible featherweight number one contender fight between Mike Brown and Manny Gamburyan. The increase in card quality is not the only change from the usual WEC programing. Instead of the normal free basic cable broadcast WEC 48 will set you back $44.95 for a standard PPV buy.
Submitted Apr 4, 2010 12:48PM by miphi1991 - 30 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC, General MMA
 
Meet "The Ultimate Fighter 11" cast: Grizzled veteran Kyacey Uscola
(mmajunkie.com)
Call him the anti-Amir Sadollah. Where Sadollah was able to claim victory in the seventh season of "The Ultimate Figher" with zero pro fights to his name, Kyacey Uscola will now try his hand at the 11th edition with nearly 50. And while some veterans may feel like the added experience means they have a target on their back, "Ice Cold" said it just makes him the favorite. "I don't think any of them are gunning for me," Uscola told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I think they know that I can bang with any of them. I can grapple. I'm a college All-American. I've taken the advanced division at Grappler's Quest. "I think they're all pretty worried." Uscola's exact record is a little tough to nail down. Depending on where you look, he might be 18-15 or could be 18-12. Uscola believes the most accurate mark is about 30-16. Whatever it actually is, Uscola just knows there are way more losses on it than he'd like to see. "It's taken me a lot of trials and tribulations to get here," Uscola said. "I've fought a lot of tough guys, and I pissed off a lot of good fights or matches that I should have won." A former collegiate wrestling All-American, Uscola has been fighting professionally since 2004. While his lengthy record does have its share of losses, a closer look at his history reveals an astounding amount of quality opponents: Josh Burkman, Xavier Foupa-Pokam, Mike Guymon, Gegard Mousasi, Kyle Noke, Trevor Prangley, Chael Sonnen, and Joey Villasenor, among others. But Uscola believes those years of experience of fighting anyone who would step up have prepared him for this moment – that and his current training with Urijah Faber's Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, Calif. "I'm with a great training camp now, and it's sort of changed my aspect on things," Uscola said. "I think a lot of it is watching Urijah and him being in my ear all the time, like, 'Kyacey, you've got all the talent in the world. Let's get it done. Let's get it done.'"
Submitted Apr 4, 2010 4:49AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Penn Considering Move To 170 Following UFC 112
(mmaweekly.com)
Each time B.J. Penn prepares to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight belt, the question arises: with a win, will he return to the welterweight division where he once held the title? Penn takes on Frankie Edgar in the co-main event of UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi on April 10, and if the Hawaiian comes away with the win, a move to the 170-pound division is something he’s considering. “If everything goes well on April 10, I definitely would consider moving up to 170. Not that I’m – not that it’s 100-percent guaranteed,” Penn said recently. “If I do make that move I’m going to move slow. I’m not going to try to rush anything,” he added. “Maybe I would think about it more as testing the waters. I’d talk to Dana and see if he would want me to vacate the belt, but maybe try do something like Anderson (Silva) is doing, test the waters, see how everything is going and see how everything plays out.”
Submitted Apr 4, 2010 4:45AM by grappler0000 - 28 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
RENZO GRACIE ON GSP'S INABILITY TO FINISH HARDY
(mmaweekly.com)
Prior to his UFC 111 title defense against Dan Hardy, welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre spent two weeks in Manhattan working at the Renzo Gracie Academy to help sharpen his skills in preparation for the fight. St-Pierre has worked with Renzo Gracie black belt John Danaher for several fights now, and always credits the work he does with them for his incredible ground acumen. Much of that skill showed on Saturday night when St-Pierre wrenched Hardy's arm in two different submissions that nearly finished the fight.
Submitted Apr 4, 2010 1:35AM by xdanish020 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BRAD PICKETT RACING FOR THE TOP SPOT
(mmaweekly.com)
Brad Pickett is making changes, big changes so that he can give his new lease of life in the WEC its best chance of success. He has been plugging away on the U.K. scene for long enough to know that opportunities for us in the international MMA stage are increasing, but it’s off the back of hard work and merit in the cage.
Submitted Apr 4, 2010 1:31AM by xdanish020 - 4 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
AFTER UFC 111 WIN, PELLEGRINO FOCUSES ON GOLD
(mmaweekly.com)
With four wins in a row, it would be difficult to deny Kurt Pellegrino has developed into a legitimate title contender. Since returning to his native New Jersey and hooking up with fellow UFC lightweight Kenny Florian, Pellegrino has flourished and now has his sights set on goals he once thought unobtainable. Shortly after his recent win at UFC 111, Pellegrino told MMAWeekly.com, “I had set my goals in the middle. I just told people I wanted to fight in the UFC. I believed that was the highest I could set my goals, and I have to reset everything.
Submitted Apr 4, 2010 1:28AM by xdanish020 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Alves targeting UFC 114 return; still wants Jon Fitch rematch
(mmamania.com)
We prefer 114, but not for sure yet. Nothing is set in stone. Thiago wants to get into the cage as soon as possible. If UFC 114 means fighting someone [other than Fitch] then he’ll fight someone else ... He wants to fight anybody that is willing to fight him, as soon as possible. UFC 114 is the target date, but if he has no choice then he’s going to do UFC 115."
Submitted Apr 3, 2010 2:23PM by RhythmAndStyle - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Master P Signs On As Judge At Upcoming MMA Event Benefiting Haiti
(bit.ly)
P. Miller, formerly Master P, is always up for supporting a good cause. The latest is a MMA event that is benefiting the people in Haiti. Miller announced this week that he'll be a judge at the upcoming Worldwide Gladiator Championship (WGC) "Fight For Haiti" event, featuring Alaskan-bred heavyweight Sam Hoger, most notable for appearing on the first season of UFC's "The Ultimate Fighter". this is probably the best news i've ever heard in my life. maybe he'll replace Cecil btw, sounds like a great cause.
Submitted Apr 2, 2010 8:00PM by MaxOne - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tyron Woodley and Kerry Vera coming to Strikeforce Challengers VIII
(sherdog.com)
These are excellent additions for the Portland, OR event. Vera is coming off a TKO victory over Kim Coture, while Woodley is coming off of an excellent first round Arm Triangle over Rudy Bears.
Submitted Apr 2, 2010 6:43PM by Caesarrrr - 5 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
UFN 21: 1.6 Million Viewers
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV executives today announced that Wednesday's UFC Fight Night 21 drew an average of 1.6 million viewers over the broadcast, peaking at 2 million for the Kenny Florian-Takanori Gomi main event. It won the program's timeslots in men 18-34 & men 18-49, but the average audience was down very slightly from UFN 20, which averaged 1.7 million viewers.
Submitted Apr 2, 2010 12:51PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Hardy: I May Have Lost Saturday Night But I Wasn't Beaten
(mmajunkie.com)
And no, he was not impressed with GSP's performance either. In fact, Hardy, who was in North Carolina visiting teammates Ross Pearson & Andre Winner ahead of UFN 21, said "[St-Pierre] just convinced me that he can keep me on the floor for 25 minutes." "When I fight him again, I'll be able to step into the octagon with a lot more confidence," he said. "Not that I didn't go into this fight with confidence, but I'm convinced now I can beat him. With a couple more months of training and a bit of work in a couple of areas, I can get the job done. "I may have lost on Saturday night, but I wasn't beaten." He believes that if he keeps winning, he'll get his rematch within a year.
Submitted Apr 2, 2010 11:11AM by DCRage - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Thomas Family Should Take Din's Picture-So They Remember What He Looks Like
(mmamania.com)
And to rub it in even further, Ricardo Mayorga says that he's going to KO Thomas in the first 5 minutes of their fight. The boxer faces Thomas on 5/15 and is very confident going in, even saying he's the superior fighter.
Submitted Apr 2, 2010 11:08AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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