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Paulo Filho Looking At April Return
(graciemag.com)
Paulo Filho – Everything points to April 3rd, in the United States. The event will be broadcast on ESPN, and should be in Las Vegas. I don’t know the name of the event yet, my agent is coming to Brazil will all the papers for me to sign. I just know I’ll fight on the 3rd and want to get back in the ring.
Submitted Feb 23, 2009 12:49AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
2009 M-1 Challenge Season Opener - Results
(mmajunkie.com)
TEAM FINLAND VS. TEAM BENELUX * Danny Van Bergen (Benelux) def. Juha-Pekka Vainikainen (Finland) via unanimous decision * Jane Tulrinta (Finland) def. Tommy Depret (Benelux) via submission (D'arce choke) -- Round 1, 2:30 * Lucio Linhares (Finland) def. Kamil Uygun (Benelux) via submission (arm bar) -- Round 1, 1:22 * Marcus Vanttinen (Finland) def. Jason Jones (Benelux) via unanimous decision * Toni Valtonen (Finland) def. Sander Dayvis (Benelux) via knockout (slam) -- Round 1, 0:18 Team Finland def. Team Benelux, 4-1 THE IMPERIAL TEAM VS. SOUTH KOREA * Do Hyung Kim (South Korea) def. Mikhail Malyutin (Imperial Team) via unanimous decision * Myungho Bae (South Korea) def. Erik Oganov by submission (Imperial Team) via submission (rear-naked choke) -- Round 2, 2:12 * Dmitriy Samoylov (Imperial Team) def. Hyun Guy Lim (South Korea) via unanimous decision * Jae Young Kim (South Korea) def. Mikhail Zayats (Imperial Team) by knockout (kick) -- Round 2, 4:02 * Alexey Oleinik (Imperial Team) def. Sang Soo Lee (South Korea) by submission (Ezekiel choke) -- Round 2, 4:27 Team South Korea def. The Imperial Team, 3-2 TEAM USA WEST VS. TEAM BRAZIL * Dave Jansen (USA West) def. Flavio Roberto Alvaro (Brazil) via unanimous decision * Eduardo Pamplona (Brazil) def. Dylan Clay (USA West) via TKO (strikes) -- Round 3, 2:48 * Reggie Orr (USA West) def. Juliano Cioffe Belgine (Brazil) via split decision * Raphael Davis (USA West) def. Jair Goncalves Junior (Brazil) via TKO (strikes) -- Round 1, 4:05 * Jose Edson Dos Santos Franca (Brazil) def. Carl Seumanutafa (USA West) via split decision Team USA West def. Team Brazil, 3-2
Submitted Feb 23, 2009 12:37AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
 
Lombard Defends Again At CFC 7 In Sydney
(mmaweekly.com)
Middleweight Championship bout -Ron Verdadero v Hector “Shango” Lombard Crowd favorite and CFC veteran Hector “Shango” Lombard returned to Sydney, Australia, to defend his CFC championship belt against the tough Hawaiian Ron Verdadero. After a warm welcome, Shango wasted no time landing a big right hand that put Verdadero down. Lombard chased in, but Verdadero was already recovering from the hook. Lombard took the opportunity to get his stunned opponent’s back, standing up and delivering a huge suplex that almost put Verdadero out again. Quick to finish it off, Lombard delivered some vicious ground strikes, eventually forcing the TKO.
Submitted Feb 23, 2009 12:33AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
The Offense of ‘Intelligent Defense’
(sherdog.com)
It didn't deserve a MacArthur fellowship, but I don't see anything defensively dull or dimwitted about Josh Koscheck turning his hips and extending his arm to shield Paulo Thiago from pouncing on him Saturday at UFC 95. Brian Cobb butt scooting and attempting a weak double-leg doesn't warrant a Nobel Prize in defense either, but I would hardly call it brainless or idiotic. Unfortunately, it seems they still weren't "intelligent" enough. Let me be clear about what this is, or more pertinently, what it isn't. This is not an assertion that any of the evening's contentious proceedings would've wound up with a different victor if allowed to continue. This is not a criticism of any of the stoppages at UFC 95, nor is it an indictment of officials Dan Miragliotta, Kevin Mulhall, Leon Roberts and Marc Goddard. In fact, given the current climate of refereeing in MMA, all of the event's referees did their jobs to the letter and their stoppages were just. Instead, this is an inquiry into whether the refereeing standards in MMA are appropriate. UFC 95 was not an assortment of irresponsible stoppages but an illustration of the intensifying issue of what constitutes a justifiable end to a fight, as the margin between winning and losing in MMA has become hideously deformed. Great editorial by Jordan Breen
Submitted Feb 22, 2009 7:07PM by ncordless - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Miscellaneous, UFC
 
Dana White UFC 95 video blog - 2/21/09
(demandmma.com)
This one takes place on the day of UFC 95.
Submitted Feb 22, 2009 4:51PM by BDON911 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Koscheck Is Not Happy
(cagepotato.com)
Josh Koscheck is clearly not happy about the stoppage in his UFC 95 fight with Paulo Thiago. In this backstage video from The Telegraph he insists his hands were up, his eyes were open, and his guard was ready. His cornermen seem to feel the early stoppage was part of a trend on the night -- perhaps a dig at "regional referees" in the U.K.?
Submitted Feb 22, 2009 12:26PM by MMAcca - 62 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
UWC results for ‘Man ‘O’ War:’ Patterson submits Britt quick
(mmamania.com)
Here are the full results for UWC 5: “Man ‘O’ War:” Mike “The Hulk” Easton defeats Justin Robbins via submission (guillotine) at 4:44 of round three Jamal “The Suit” Patterson defeats Antwain “The Juggernaut” Britt via submission (guillotine) at 0:44 of round one John “The Magician” Dodson defeats Jose “The Pistol” Villarisco via unanimous decision Richie “The Dirty Samurai” Hightower vs. Marcus Foran was ruled a No Contest Ron “The Choir Boy” Stallings defeats Whisper “Gorilla” Goodman via knockout (knees) at 4:56 of round one Cody “Donnybrook” Donovan defeats John Doyle via technical knockout (strikes) at 2:33 of round one Iman “Mannie” Achhal defeats Felice “Lil Bulldog” Herrig via split decision Kyle “The Alleycat” Baker defeats Levon “The Main Man” Maynard via technical knockout (strikes) at 2:33 of round two Kris “Savage” McCray defeats Manny “Postura” Okorie via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:51 of round one
Submitted Feb 22, 2009 12:17PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jay Hieron: “The sky is the limit”
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Success in Mixed Martial Arts is typically measured by a fighter’s ratio of wins to losses, as well as the level of competition faced, and takes into account championship gold the individual has racked up along the way. With a professional record of 17-4 and the IFL’s final welterweight title-holder, it is fairly safe to say Jay Hieron has had a successful MMA careeer thus far.
Submitted Feb 22, 2009 6:23AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fedor vs. Barnett likely for July
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Reports have surfaced that the proposed WAMMA heavyweight championship bout between Fedor Emelianenko and number one contender Josh Barnett could take place in June at the Honda Center in Anaheim.
Submitted Feb 22, 2009 4:52AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
UFC 95 - Results, Fighter Bonuses & Attendance Figures
(bloodyelbow.com)
Diego Sanchez def. Joe Stevenson via Decision (Unanimous) Dan Hardy def. Rory Markham via KO (Punch) at 1:09 of Round 1 Nate Marquardt def. Wilson Gouveia via TKO (Strikes) at 3:10 of Round 3 Demian Maia def. Chael Sonnen via Submission (Triangle Choke) at 2:37 of Round 1 Paulo Thiago def. Josh Koscheck via KO (Punch) at 3:29 of Round 1 Terry Etim def. Brian Cobb via TKO (Strikes) at 0:10 of Round 2 Junior Dos Santos def. Stefan Struve via TKO (Strikes) at 0:54 of Round 1 Evan Dunham def. Per Eklund via TKO (Strikes) at 2:13 of Round 1 Mike Ciesnolevicz def. Neil Grove via Submission (Heel Hook) at 1:03 of Round 1 Paul Kelly def. Troy Mandaloniz via Decision (Unanimous) ___________________________________________________________ UFC 95 AWARDS AND BONUSES (All awards include a $40,000 bonus for each fighter.) UFC 95 Fight of the Night – Diego Sanchez and Joe Stevenson UFC 95 Knockout of the Night – Paulo Thiago UFC 95 Submission of the Night – Demian Maia This was Demian Maia's fourth "Submission of the Night" in five UFC fights. ___________________________________________________________ The UFC treated fans watching UFC 95 on Setanta Sports to all 10 bouts on Saturday night in England. Even the British fans that weren't able to attend were able to see their countrymen fight, most of which faired well. The fans that did make it to the O2 Arena treated the UFC to a strong attendance of 13,268, totaling ticket revenue of slightly more than $1 million U.S. Both are considered strong numbers during tough economic times, especially with a fight card sans a championship bout.
Submitted Feb 22, 2009 4:41AM by MMAcca - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Like never before: A conversation with UFC lightweight Diego Sanchez
(mmamania.com)
UFC 95 “Sanchez vs. Stevenson” is set to go down tonight starting at 9 pm ET from the O2 Arena in London, England. Headlining the event opposite Joe Stevenson will be Diego Sanchez, a former welterweight contender making his much-anticipated debut at 155 lbs. The inaugural Ultimate Fighter (TUF) middleweight champion had resisted the move in recent past, especially since he was knocking on the door of a potential 170-pound title shot with a win over Thiago Alves at UFC 90: “Silva vs. Cote” back in October. Sanchez had to withdraw from the bout, however, because of a rib injury. Alves went on to strafe last minute replacement and top player in the division, Josh Koscheck, to score a convincing unanimous decision win.
Submitted Feb 21, 2009 3:49AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
MFC 20 Results - Thompson & Healy Win
(mmaweekly.com)
Defending his Maximum Fighting Championship welterweight title for the first time, Pat Healy for the second time defeated top prospect Ryan Ford by split decision after a five-round war on Friday night in Canada. Taking the original fight on short notice, Healy had a full camp to prepare for Ford this time and it showed as he was able to take down the powerful wrestler multiple times in the bout, while also taking his back several times. Ford was able to overpower Healy at many turns in the fight, but the Team Quest fighter used his wealth of experience to stay out of trouble and work for position, while pawing at the Canadian with submission attempts in numerous rounds. The final round saw a back and forth war, but as the fight was closing Healy actually locked on a "twister" that saw Ford's neck wrenched backwards, and if not for the time expiring the champion may have caused the tapout.
Submitted Feb 21, 2009 3:48AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
 
Watch The UFC 95 Weigh-Ins
(mmaweekly.com)
Submitted Feb 20, 2009 5:55PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chase Beebe out of main event tomorrow night
(demandmma.com)
Rumors were circulating last night that Beebe was not going to be in the main event at UWC Man O War tomorrow night in Fairfax, VA. It's now official that Beebe is out. the original report last night:
Submitted Feb 20, 2009 5:33PM by BDON911 - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dana White talks Greasegate, UFC 97, Toronto and 100
(tsn.ca)
LONDON - UFC president Dana White says Canadian fighter Georges St. Pierre was illegally greased during his UFC 94 win over B.J. Penn last month. "Do I think that he got greased? Yeah, I do," White told The Canadian Press prior to the UFC 95 weigh-in Friday at the Dominion Theatre. "Absolutely, 100 per cent, I think that that guy was rubbing grease on him. "Do I think Georges was trying to cheat? Absolutely not at all. But that cornerman was rubbing grease on him. You cannot do that."
Submitted Feb 20, 2009 4:01PM by evan9eleven - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Aoki Among Additions to DREAM 7
(mmajunkie.com)
Shinya Aoki's "submission pants" are going to get an extra workout before the DREAM Welterweight GP at DREAM 8. He's just been added to DREAM 7, facing David Gardner in a match where Aoki's WAMMA Lightweight Title likely will not be on the line. Also added is Mitsuhiro Ishida, being considered for an April fight against Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Josh Thomson.
Submitted Feb 20, 2009 1:02PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
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