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Page 975 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Anderson Silva rumored to fight Chuck Liddell at UFC 95
(mmamania.com)
UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva (23-4) could take another break from the 185-pound division and trade leather with former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell (21-6) in a special 205-pound match up in the works for the UFC 95 main event, according to The Sun.
Submitted Nov 17, 2008 1:41AM by jae_1833 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BJ Penn Interview
(yardbarker.com)
"The Prodigy" talks about getting ready for GSP at UFC 94 and many other things...Pretty solid BJ Penn interview.
Submitted Nov 16, 2008 1:38PM by crushedbacon - 5 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
New TUF 9 Coach Emerging From UFC 91?
(mmajunkie.com)
With Rich Franklin and Dan Henderson reportedly not interested in coaching the US side in TUF 9, Dana's gone looking for new coaches and may have found one after UFC 91-enter emerging middleweight Demian Maia, who may have just worked his way into the spot.
Submitted Nov 16, 2008 11:08AM by DCRage - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Lauzon earns seventh-straight win at sold-out WCF event
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC-veteran lightweight Dan Lauzon (11-2) earned his seventh straight victory Friday night in the Massachusetts-based promotion World Championship Fighting. The 20-year-old Lauzon needed just 75 seconds to earn a TKO against an overmatched Justin Hammertrum (6-7) in the evening's main event. The win was Lauzon's third for World Championship Fighting in 2008. Lauzon, younger brother of "The Ultimate Fighter 5" cast member Joe Lauzon, stil holds the record as the youngest fighter ever to compete in the UFC. In Otober 2006, at just 18 years, five months and 14 days old, Lauzon lost via TKO to Spencer Fisher at "UFC 64: Unstoppable."
Submitted Nov 16, 2008 11:01AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
 
UFC 95 Tickets On Sale Monday (For Fight Club Members)!
(ticketmaster.co.uk)
UFC Fight Club Members - Monday 17th November (9.00am) UFC Newsletter Presale - Wednesday 19th Nevember (9.00am) Public - Friday 21st November (9.00am)
Submitted Nov 16, 2008 9:35AM by Ben_Hutch - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chuck Liddell drops out of USO tour. Rumored to be kicked off.
(mmajunkie.com)
The abrupt end to Chuck Liddell's participation in an international USO tour to support American troops has raised a few eyebrows. The former UFC light heavyweight champion was part of a contingent of five celebrities joining a U.S. Marine general on an eight-day, five-country USO tour this week. Liddell made the first part of the trek on Monday to Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska, with rap duo the Ying Yang Twins, model and singer Mayra Veronica and comedians Gabriel Iglesias and Edwin San Juan. However, Liddell pulled out of the tour on Tuesday due to what both the USO and his management team, Zinkin Entertainment, deemed to be an unspecified illness. However, unconfirmed reports quickly surfaced following Liddell's decision to bow out, including one that he was asked to leave by the USO after members of his entourage were found partying with minors............
Submitted Nov 16, 2008 5:36AM by haggiswashere - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Miscellaneous
 
UFC 91 Results (*SPOILERS*) + FOTN/SOTN/KOTN Bonuses
(mmamania.com)
Brock Lesnar defeats Randy Couture via TKO (strikes) Round 2 Kenny Florian defeats Joe Stevenson via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1 Dustin Hazelett defeats Tamden McCrory via Submission (Armbar) Round 1 Gabriel Gonzaga defeats Josh Hendricks via TKO (Strikes) Round 1 Demian Maia defeats Nate Quarry via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1 Aaron Riley defeats Jorge Gurgel via unanimous decision Jeremy Stephens defeats Rafael dos Anjos via knockout in round three Mark Bocek defeats Alvin Robinson via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 3 Matt Brown defeats Ryan Thomas via Submission (Armbar) Round 2 Sub - Dustin Hazelett KO - Jeremy Stephens Fight - Riley/Gurgel
Submitted Nov 16, 2008 12:31AM by MMAcca - 60 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Carlos Condit joins Arizona Combat Sports
(mmaweekly.com)
The championship pedigree at Arizona Combat Sports continues to grow as World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight champion Carlos Condit has officially joined the team as a full time member, joining WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner on the team roster. Since making his debut with the WEC in January 2007, the "Natural Born Killer" has gone 5-0 while winning and defending the 170-pound title numerous times.
Submitted Nov 15, 2008 7:49PM by Jackelope - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Terry Martin vs. Scott Smith added to "Strikeforce: Destruction"
(mmajunkie.com)
Strikeforce has added a middleweight bout between Scott Smith (13-5) and Terry Martin (18-5) to next week's "Strikeforce: Destruction" event. Strikeforce spokesperson Mike Afromowitz today confirmed reports of the bout with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) and said the fight will appear on the HDNet-televised main card. The fight, though, will not headline the event and is instead expected to get co-main-event status. "Strikeforce: Destruction" takes place Nov. 21 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
Submitted Nov 15, 2008 3:25PM by babalu2720 - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
UFC 91 Fighter Salaries (released early by NSAC)
(mmamania.com)
The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) released early salary figures for UFC 91: “Couture vs. Lesnar” main event participants, Randy Couture and Brock Lesnar, on the eve of their showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on November 15. Couture is on course to pocket $250,000 for his participation in the “biggest fight in UFC history” and can double his purse ($500,000) with a win, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. Lesnar, too, will earn a quarter million dollars just for showing up, but his won bonus is $50, 000 less ($200,000) that “The Natural.”
Submitted Nov 15, 2008 12:13PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gonzaga Not Underestimating Newcomer
(mmaweekly.com)
After suffering back to back losses for the first time in his career, Gabriel Gonzaga got right back on track with a dominant win over Justin McCully in his last fight at UFC 86 in July. Knowing the pressure is always on a fighter to get quality wins, Gonzaga felt no extra stress going into the fight and just did what he does to get the job done. “The pressure was the same in every fight, but I knew that I had a great training camp and the result should be good,” Gonzaga told MMAWeekly.com recently. “Definitely I was happy with the win it bring me back on track.” With that win, Gonzaga is right back in the hunt in the UFC heavyweight division, but his upcoming opponent, Josh Hendricks, is a newcomer to the Octagon, and the Brazilian is anxious to welcome him.
Submitted Nov 15, 2008 12:10PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Pros Picks: Couture vs. Lesnar
(sherdog.com)
One of mixed martial arts’ most beloved and important figures will make his eagerly awaited return to the Octagon this Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Poised to defend his heavyweight title against behemoth Brock Lesnar at UFC 91, Randy Couture will face arguably his most daunting task when he climbs into battle for the 25th time. Sherdog.com spoke with dozens of experts, from fighters to trainers to analysts, and got their opinions on the Couture/Lesnar showdown.
Submitted Nov 15, 2008 9:19AM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
K.J. Noons returns to winning ways, eyes 2009 MMA return
(mmajunkie.com)
Former EliteXC lightweight champion K.J. Noons had his hand raised in victory once again Thursday night. Noons traded in the five-ounce gloves of MMA and the bright lights of Showtime for a pair of boxing mitts and the relative obscurity of the El Monte Expo Center in El Monte, Calif. "It was actually a year and a half since the last time I got in a boxing ring," Noons told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "Surprisingly, I was a little nervous. I fought in the main event on Showtime in front of millions and I wasn't nervous, but I was nervous in front of a little crowd here in East L.A." Noons (7-2 MMA, 8-1 boxing) dropped his opponent, Alejandro Bogarin, twice in the six-round affair. In the end, Noons was forced to settle for a unanimous decision win.
Submitted Nov 15, 2008 1:30AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
 
 
Brock Lesnar is opportunistic
(mmamania.com)
“I don’t think I deserve anything. I was asked if I wanted a title shot against Randy Couture and I accepted it. I don’t think that I deserve anything…. This is an opportunity and I’m going to seize the moment and try and take that title away tomorrow night…. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I understand that. If there was any other heavyweight in the division that was asked for this opportunity they probably would have also not turned the opportunity down.” – Brock Lesnar tells ESPNs “First Take” this morning that he is merely taking advantage of an opportunity that was presented to him to challenge Randy Couture for his heavyweight title. With just three professional mixed martial arts bouts to his credit, including an average record inside the Octagon (1-1), several people questioned the decision to grant him a world title shot so soon in his career. But this is a business and UFC President Dana White and all the others at Zuffa know that, deserving or not, Lesnar is going to put butts in seats at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 15. It’s good to see Lesnar is under no illusions and that he is shooting straight from the hip. Who can blame him …he makes a valid point.
Submitted Nov 15, 2008 12:26AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hansen talks DREAM, Alvarez & More!
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Joachim Hansen ‘The Hellboy Returns on NYE’ DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix Champion Joachim Hansen took some time out of training to talk with PDG about his tournament victory, Eddie Alvarez, training and fighting on NYE.

PDG: You replaced Eddie Alvarez, who beat you earlier in the GP; how did that affect the way you fought in the finals? Hansen: Eddie Alvarez and Shinya Aoki are two totally different fighters. I knew a little about Aoki’s style because I fought him in PRIDE in 2006. I knew I had to be very careful with Aoki when on the ground and to not make any big moves that could leave me open to his submission game. If you could clone Alvarez and Aoki into one person you would be close to having the total mixed martial arts fighter!
Submitted Nov 14, 2008 7:43PM by nwowolfpack - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews, Dream, K-1 / K-1 Hero's, Miscellaneous
 
UFC 91 Weigh-In Results
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC 91 weigh-ins have just been completed. Everyone made weight, with Brock Lesnar weighing in at 265 compared to Randy Couture's 220 for the main event, which is now official.
Submitted Nov 14, 2008 7:22PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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