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Cummo vs. McCrory Set For UFC 87
UFC has today confirmed a long-rumored Luke Cummo vs. Tamdan McCrory fight for UFC 87. This will be McCrory's first fight after a 9-month layoff in which he finished his college studies.
Parisyan vs. Yoshida Added To UFC 88
According to TAGG Radio, Karo Parisyan is likely to face Yoshiyuki Yoshida at UFC 88. This fight could be a make-or-break one for the UFC Welterweight "gatekeeper", who's coming off a TKO loss to Thiago Alves.
Evan Tanner: Health Could Force Immediate Retirement
It seems that even though Evan Tanner lost a supposed loser leaves town fight to Kendall Grove at the TUF 7 Finale, he won't be leaving UFC because of the loss, but rather due to what he calls some "serious health problems for a while now". Tanner says if he can't get it figured out, he's retiring.
DREAM.5 Update: Mark Hunt has been officially added to DREAM.5
DreamFighters.com has learned that Mark Hunt has been officially added to the DREAM.5 card. Mark Hunt was suppose to face Sergei Kharitonov at DREAM.5, but Mark Hunt informed DREAM that it was too little of time to train for such a ranked fighter like Sergei.
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The House That Hazelett's Submissions Built
It turns out that Dustin Hazelett wasn't just fighting for a victory against Josh Burkman at the TUF 7 Finale. He was also fighting for money-the bonuses he earned for his submission victory and Fight Of The Night helped Hazelett get that much closer to buying a house he's had his eyes on and needed the money for.
Gina Carano: I Want Tara LaRosa
Although it probably won't be her next fight due to the two fighting for different organizations, Gina Carano recently said that if she could pick her next opponent, she wants to fight Tara LaRosa, who just signed with the AFL.
Jake Shields Comments OnThompson Fight
All Top 10 ranked welterweight Jake Shields has wanted over the past couple of years was to find a stable home in an organization that allowed him to face off against other top 170-pound fighters and one day fight for a title.
MMAWEEKLY World MMA Rankings Updated
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, June 25. This system ranks the Top 10 MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the six most widely accepted weight classes.
Thomson Not 100 Percent for Melendez Bout
Josh Thomson hears the questions about his health and senses the doubt revolving around whether his body can withstand a potential five-round battle with Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez. Truth be told, he has his own reservations.
Mauro Ranallo and John McCarthy to announce Affliction: Banned pay-per-view event
It was announced over the weekend that Mauro Ranallo and John McCarthy have been named as the announce team for Affliction’s first-ever event on Saturday, July 19 in Anaheim, Calif.
Shaw's Son Responds To Jeff Monson Calling Out Kimbo Slice
Shaw Responds To Jeff Monson Calling Out Kimbo SliceDoing his best Brett Rogers impersonation, Jeff Monson recently released a video calling out Kimbo Slice. Monson decided to go the video route because as he put it, "I know the (explitive) doesn't read."
another fight added to UFC 87 Undercard
Just noticed it was actually posted on the undercard, not really a important fight but a fight no less. Tomasz Drwal-vs-Andre Gusmao
TUF 7 Finale Medical Suspensions
The NSAC has posted the official results from the TUF 7 Finale on its website, which also reveals the medical suspensions coming out of the event.
Rampage heard Wandy KO’d Griffin in training
I wasnt able to sit down with Rampage Jackson for a typical fighter interview but instead I went to work as usual on a Tuesday night and after being there for about an hour my other co worker walks in and informs me that Quinton Rampage Jackson is coming to my work to meet up with some of my co workers friends to take pictures of his Audi R8 for Dub magazine. So literally the whole time they were taking pictures of Rampage’s R8 he was chiling with me in the back of my store just talking about random MMA information. I cant post the conversation word for word because I did not record it or write it down but im going to try and paraphrase it for all of you as best as i can.
Brodie Farber vs. Rory Markham set for July 19 UFC; Brandon Vera update
Two more UFC newcomers will make their promotional debuts at the recently announced UFC Fight Night 14 event on July 19.
Ken Shamrock fires back at Royce Gracie!
In this exclusive statement with MMAyou.com, Lion’s Den founder and UFC Superfight and King of Pancrase Champion Ken Shamrock fires back at Royce Gracie for Gracie’s comments about Shamrock last week.
Misaki, Babalu on Strikeforce Playboy Card
In addition to hyping the event, Coker dropped some interesting nuggets of information on us: * Kazuo Misaki will be making his Strikeforce debut on the Playboy card. Also scheduled to fight at the mansion is Renato "Babalu" Sobral, the winner of Thomson/Melendez and, assuming his visa issues are straightened, Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos.
Henderson VS Palhares Likely at UFC 88
It appears that Dan Henderson’s return to the middleweight division wasn’t a one-time deal to challenge UFC champion Anderson Silva. MMAWeekly.com has confirmed with sources close to the camp of Brazilian Top Team fighter Rousimar Palhares that he has signed to fight Henderson in a 185-pound divisional bout at UFC 88 on Sept. 6 in Atlanta. Henderson has stated several times in the past that he prefers to fight at light heavyweight, but the bout with Palhares will keep him in the middleweight division, at least for the time being. Henderson lost his last two bouts, both being title fights. He was defeated by Silva at UFC 82 in Columbus earlier this year and lost in a light heavyweight title bout to Quinton Jackson in September of last year. Prior to those two defeats, Henderson had won two in a row – over Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort – and held both the middleweight and light heavyweight Pride championship belts simultaneously. One of the fastest rising talents of the Brazilian Top Team, Rousimar Palhares made his Octagon debut last month against Ivan Salaverry at UFC 84. Improving his record to 8-1 as a professional, Palhares also earned Submission of the Night honors and a $75,000 bonus check for his slick submission of Salaverry via armbar. Palhares has finished six of his eight victories by submission, including both Daniel Acacio and Fabio Negao in one night to win the Fury FC middleweight title. He is widely regarded as one of the most dynamic submission specialists to recently emerge from Brazil. UFC 88 will take place on Sept. 6 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. The main event features former light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell in a battle with undefeated Ultimate Fighter Season 2 winner Rashad Evans. UFC 88 Bouts (officially announced): -Chuck Liddell vs. Rashad Evans UFC 88 Bouts (unannounced): -Dan Henderson vs. Rousimar Palhares -James Lee vs. Tim Boetsch
Kim couture suffers broken jaw ... pictures
Two words ... **** THAT !! Women in mma just ain't right you guys ....
Nine UFC fighters issued medical suspensions after TUF7 Finale
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has issued medical suspensions to nine of the 20 fighters who took part in this past Friday's live finale for "The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest." MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today obtained the list of medical suspensions from the NSAC. The June 21 event took place at The Palms Las Vegas and aired on Spike TV. Kendall Grove defeated Evan Tanner via split decision in the night's main event, and Amir Sadollah submitted C.B. Dollaway to win the "TUF7" season championship.
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