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Florian Believes Sherk Took Him To The Next Level
(mmaweekly.com)
Big fight experience seems to make all the difference in the world when it comes to competing for a title in the UFC. When Kenny Florian steps into his fight against B.J. Penn on Aug. 8, he will draw upon his last chance to compete for the lightweight title to help him prepare, while having the knowledge that he can go five rounds with the very best in the world. Talking to MMAWeekly Radio, Florian said that despite losing to Sean Sherk in 2006 during his first opportunity to wrestle the 155-pound title away from the champion, he knows that fight was what brought him to this point.
Submitted Apr 24, 2009 2:35PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Back In Japan, Shaolin Wants To Conquer US
(mmaweekly.com)
Everyone stumbles. Everyone falls. Often at times, people will tend to remember the more negative aspects of life’s trials and tribulations, rather than the moments that really define someone. Those moments, which test a man’s vigor and character are the type of things that Vitor Ribeiro has had to overcome. Once widely recognized as one of the top lightweights in the world, the Nova Uniao product has had some dramatic changes in his life occur just in the past year and a half alone. After suffering his first loss in a near three-year stretch, to Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante, Ribeiro had sustained an eye injury during the fight, which would later require retinal surgery.
Submitted Apr 24, 2009 2:34PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Jeff Curran vs. Takeya Mizugaki In The Works For WEC 42
(mmamania.com)
If Jeff Curran wants another fight in WEC and to ever get a shot at Miguel Torres, he's got to turn it around fast at WEC 42. Easier said than done-the planned fight in the works pits him against the man Torres just beat to retain the Bantamweight Title-Takeya Mizugaki. WEC 42 is planned for August and may feature Torres vs. Brian Bowles for the title.
Submitted Apr 24, 2009 1:29PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Kawajiri-Cavalcante Set For DREAM 9, Title Shot For Winner
(mmajunkie.com)
DREAM today has confirmed a fight between Tatsuya Kawajiri and Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante for DREAM 9 on May 26 as well as raising the stakes. The winner is in line for a title shot on 12/31 after a title fight between DREAM Lightweight Champion Joachim Hansen and Shinya Aoki at DREAM 10 in August. Aoki's WAMMA Lightweight Title likely will not be on the line.
Submitted Apr 24, 2009 12:01PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
Jeff Monson vs. Patrick Smith - Patriot Act II - April 25
(thefightnetwork.com)
Headhunter Productions: Patriot Act II April 25, 2009 Holiday Inn Expo Center Columbia, Missouri -Jeff Monson vs. Patrick Smith -Ben Askren vs. Mitchell Harris -Lucas Lopes vs. CJ Fernandes -TJ Thomas vs. TBA -Brandon Barger vs. TBA
Submitted Apr 24, 2009 9:21AM by mentalcase - 14 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC 98's Frankie Edgar credits loss to Maynard for evolving his game
(mmajunkie.com)
The mark of a great fighter isn't always found in victories. Many times it's how they respond to defeats. UFC lightweight Frankie Edgar (9-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that a 2008 decision loss to Gray Maynard helped steer him in the right direction.
Submitted Apr 24, 2009 1:08AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MFC 21: Bobby Lashley to debut against Mike Cook on May 15
(mmamania.com)
One of the most dominating up-and-coming fighters in the world has signed on with the Maximum Fighting Championship. [Prior to his June 27 pay-per-view fight against Bob Sapp for Prize Fight Promotions], former WWE star Bobby “The Dominator” Lashley will step into the MFC ring on Friday, May 15 at MFC 21: “Hard Knocks” live from the River Cree Resort and Casino and airing live throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico on HDNet Fights. A chiseled and imposing figure at six-foot-three and 265 pounds, Lashley is the premier heavyweight prospect in all of mixed martial arts.
Submitted Apr 24, 2009 1:07AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Pedro Rizzo vs Gilbert Yvel for June 27
(mmamania.com)
Former Affliction hired help Pedro Rizzo (16-8) and Gilbert Yvel (35-13-1) have been scheduled to face off on the main card of Prize Fight Promotions “Unarmed Combat” scheduled for the Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Miss., on June 27 according to MMAWeekly. The 34-year-old Rizzo, a four-time Brazilian Muay Thai champion, may be feeling a sense of urgency. “The Rock” still garners respect from his ability to hit like a wrecking ball, but he’s not been able to demonstrate the kind of striking that made him famous earlier in his career.
Submitted Apr 24, 2009 1:05AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Feijao-Hamman Added to Strikeforce
(sherdog.com)
Touted Brazilian Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante will face fellow Pro Elite veteran Jared Hamman in a featured light heavyweight bout for Strikeforce “Lawler vs. Shields” on June 6 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
Submitted Apr 23, 2009 7:23PM by JuggaloWarrior878 - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Matt Brown vs. Anthony Johnson official for TUF 9 finale in June
(mmajunkie.com)
A potentially exciting welterweight slugfest between Matt Brown (9-7 MMA, 3-1 UFC) and Anthony Johnson (7-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) is now official for The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale. First rumored in late March, the bout was made official during Wednesday's broadcast of "The Ultimate Fighter" in a segment entitled "Inside the Octagon brought to you by Burger King: Late Night News Your Way." The TUF 9 finale is scheduled for June 20 at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort.
Submitted Apr 23, 2009 2:25PM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kevin Randleman will fight anybody, anywhere, as long as it isn’t ‘Feijao’ Cavalcante
(mmamania.com)
“Now that I’m here, understand this – it comes from the heart. I’ll fight anybody, anywhere. When Scott (Coker) says it’s time to get down and dirty, understand this: I’m not coming to lose, and I’m not coming to back up.” Though according to Ariel Helwani over at MMA Fanhouse, “back up” is exactly what he did when Strikeforce officials presented him with the chance to fill in for a paternal Renato Sobral at the upcoming “Lawler vs. Shields” event at Missouri’s Scottrade Center.
Submitted Apr 23, 2009 2:21PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
UFC VP of Operations Talks Credentials
(mmapayout.com)
MMA’s latest controversy has more or less pushed the UFC credential issue to the back burner, but I thought it worth while to post this interview conducted a few weeks ago by insidefighting.com with UFC VP of Operations Donna Marcolini. A summary of the main points is below:
Submitted Apr 23, 2009 1:25PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Interview
(insidefighting.com)
An excellent interview with Dana White by InsideFighting.com. Early Wednesday morning InsideFighting Editor Elias Cepeda spoke with UFC President Dana White. On the heels of UFC 97, White spoke about Anderson Silva, Chuck Liddell retiring, why he decided to bring back his video blogs and much more. This is well worth a read imo.
Submitted Apr 23, 2009 1:19PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF's Noah Thomas Headed To Bellator
(mmaweekly.com)
Like many other promotions, ESPN is heading to Chicago to host one of the initial offerings of its Bellator FC series to air on its affiliate Spanish-speaking station, ESPN Deportes. One of the fighters Bellator hopes will help make its excursion to Chicago on May 15 a success is former “Ultimate Fighter 5” cast member Noah “The Red” Thomas.
Submitted Apr 23, 2009 12:59PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Melendez Not Waiting Around, Asks For Ishida
(mmaweekly.com)
When Gilbert Melendez knocked out Rodrigo Damm in Strikeforce a couple of weeks back, not only did he reassert his claim to be the No. 1 contender in the promotion's lightweight division, but he took a huge step forward in showing the same kind of dominance that had him ranked among the top three 155-pounders in the world just a short time ago.
Submitted Apr 23, 2009 12:57PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
MMA Quick Quote: Gina Carano would ‘probably’ choose the UFC over Strikeforce
(mmamania.com)
Frankly, I am absolutely unmotivated by money. And I know that maybe people take that and don’t understand what that means, but I am just not. What I am interested in is people that have respect. Not only respect for me, but people who have respect for women in MMA … I have sat down with Dana and (Zuffa co-owner) Lorenzo (Fertitta) and they have expressed interest and want to do something, but I am a little weary because I know that Strikeforce is signing women and the “Cyborg” fight is over there … I think that I would probably pick Zuffa (over Strikeforce) because that’s the big show, you know? To be a part of that would be amazing, but you know, here comes Strikeforce and they’ve got this CBS and Showtime deal and they are working their way up into being good competition … They’ve built their company on some good roots and now they are ready to branch out on Showtime and CBS. But as of right now, the UFC is the big show, and for a female, it would be an amazing opportunity.
Submitted Apr 23, 2009 12:05PM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: Interviews, UFC, StrikeForce
 
UFC Possibly To Australia In 2010
(mmajunkie.com)
According to sources in Sydney, UFC has contacted Acer Arena (formerly Sydney SuperDome) officials about hosting the first-ever UFC event in Australia in February 2010. Dana White previously mentioned a possible Australia event last year, citing strong ratings for UFC broadcasts there. Acer Arena could likely hold over 21,000 for a UFC event.
Submitted Apr 23, 2009 11:50AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Possible Fedor vs Aoki grappling match in the works
(cagepotato.com)
It's a rumor at this point but I would be very interested in this: "Fedor Emelianenko and Shinya Aoki will square off against each other in a special grappling match at the “Deep M-1 Challenge 3rd Edition” in Japan on April 29th."
Submitted Apr 22, 2009 8:15PM by rycanto - 24 comments
Filed under: General MMA, MMA Personalities, M-1 Global
 
Next UK UFC Will Be In Manchester Or Liverpool
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
The UFC will be returning to the north of England for its next UK show and will be heading to either Liverpool or Manchester. "I am looking at venue agreeements right now, and can confirm we are heading back up north. Our next UK show will be in either Liverpool, which has a great new venue in the Echo Arena, or we will be returning to Manchester and the MEN Arena where UFC 70 was such a huge success," UFC UK president Marshall Zelaznik told Fighters Only.
Submitted Apr 22, 2009 5:47PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wilson Reis vs. Joe Soto set for the second round of Bellator’s featherweight Grand Prix
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
The second round of the Bellator Fighting Championships’ featherweight Grand Prix is set to kick off on Friday, May 8 in Texas. One of the featured bouts will pit former EliteXC bantamweight champion Wilson Reis vs. former All-American wrestler Joe Soto.
Submitted Apr 22, 2009 5:45PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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