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WEC 36 Results (*Spoilers*)
(mmaweekly.com)
QUICK RESULTS: -Mike Brown def. Urijah Faber by TKO (Strikes) at 2:23, R1 -Chael Sonnen def. Paulo Filho by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), R3 -Leonard Garcia def. Jens Pulver by TKO (Strikes) at 1:12, R1 -Jake Rosholt def. Nissen Osterneck by TKO (Strikes) at 3:48, R2 -Donald Cerrone def. Rob McCullough by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-27), R3 -Aaron Simpson def. David Avellan by KO (Punch) at 0:18, R1 -Jose Aldo def. Jonathan Brookins by TKO (Strikes) at 0:45, R3 -Carmelo Marrero def. Steve Steinbeiss by Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29), R3 -Danny Castillo def. Rafael Dias by TKO (Strikes) at 2:54, R2 -Rani Yahya def. Yoshiro Maeda by Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:30, R1
Submitted Nov 6, 2008 1:20AM by MMAcca - 16 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
CroCop on Ishii, Fedor, Kimbo and More
(bloodyelbow.com)
Cro Cop on Ishii Q: We've just got news that Olympic gold medalist Satoshi Ishii may want to fight you? What do you think about that match-up? "To be honest this is the first time I've heard of his name. This is the first thing I've heard of this. Well, its embarrassing to find out about my upcoming opponents via this online chat rather than my management team however yes its interesting. It's a major thing to fight any Olympic gold medalist. So why not, I'm interested."
Submitted Nov 5, 2008 4:08PM by Wolfenstein - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Filho: “Sonnen will dearly pay me at WEC 36”
(tatame.com)
“I’m not feeling bad, I’ve already recovered my weigh and I’m ready. That guy (Sonnen) will pay dearly my 25% (purse) inside that octagon on those three rounds: 10% on the first, 10% on the second and the rest at the third”, guarantees Filho.
Submitted Nov 5, 2008 4:03PM by Wolfenstein - 18 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Bisping Responds to Leben’s Steroid Bust
(cagepotato.com)
“I have to admit I was disappointed when I heard. You know, when all’s said and done, I like Chris Leben. He conducted himself well before and after the fight and, as I say, I like the guy. I’m a little disappointed that he’s done what he’s done, bringing the sport into disrepute, but it’s not really my place to have an opinion on it. The UFC, as they always do, have set the example with the punishment — and they’re right to do that. Should he banned for life? I don’t think so, people make mistakes, people learn from mistakes. Plenty of fighters have recovered after testing positive, the standard is set at nine months and it would be unfair to go any harsher on Chris… I don’t know if it makes my win any better, you can make a case for it because — without wanting to start slinging mud — he did cheat and I didn’t. I don’t know why he did it or if he knew he was doing it, but I know my performance was purely down to blood, sweat and tears — and that’s all the satisfaction I need.”
Submitted Nov 5, 2008 3:06PM by Bowen50 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Nate Quarry wants to put Maia between a Rock and a hard place
(ufc.com)
For a lot of fighters, seven months between bouts may feel like an awful long time. But when you’ve been through a purgatory of nearly two very uncertain years between fights—time spent rehabbing a bum back and restructuring a shattered nose—seven months of relative quiet between action can seem fast and furious. That’s why when Nate “Rock” Quarry is asked about ring rust heading into his UFC 91 bout with Demian Maia, you can hear him mumble under his breath . . . ring rust, shmring rust. “This is actually really good pacing for me,” says the rejuvenated 36-year-old middleweight. “After a fight I like to take a little time, rest, relax, let the body heal up, remind myself why I train so hard and take care of my little girl [8-year-old Ciera]—maybe take her on vacation or something to show her my appreciation for putting up with me working so hard for the last three months.”
Submitted Nov 5, 2008 10:54AM by Bowen50 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
WEC on TSN 2
(tsn.ca)
Focus on Pulver/Garcia ... decent article.
Submitted Nov 5, 2008 10:50AM by nastshabast - 8 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Palhares Wants To Be Back In The Octagon
(tatame.com)
After a great debut in UFC, the Brazilian Top Team fighter Rousimar “Toquinho” Palhares faced the toughest challenge in his career, against the former Pride champion Dan Henderson, and the loss came by unanimous decision. Besides the loss, Palhares only sees good experiences from the bout. “I think it was great, because I wasn’t 100% in my physical strength and even tough I could take the fight till the end. It was a good fight for me and I think they (UFC) liked the fight and my style”, commented.
Submitted Nov 5, 2008 8:33AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shamrock Inc: Frank Talks Business and Brand Building
(mmapayout.com)
Despite having only six fights in the past nine years – all of them outside the UFC - Frank Shamrock has kept his name recognition high and built a multi-faceted business with almost 30 full-time employees. In a recent interview with MMAPayout.com, Shamrock described his keys to success, while offering some advice to anyone hoping to follow in his footsteps. “I’m no closet genius,” said Shamrock. “I learned through trial and error. It took me 7-8 years to build my business and it was a good time for me because the sport was small then. I was blessed in that way.” But times have obviously changed. “The days of gun slinging and hanging out in this business are gone,” he says. “The dollars are bigger and the sport of MMA keeps moving closer to the mainstream. Everyone’s rushing to the sport because it’s very popular and cool, but your brand needs to be consistent.”
Submitted Nov 5, 2008 8:25AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ask the Doc: Should rounds be extended to five minutes for female MMA fights?
(mmajunkie.com)
In this week's edition of "Ask the Doc," I want to respond to the many questions I get about extending the length of rounds for women's MMA bouts. As most of you know, standard practice has been for women to compete with three, three-minute rounds (rather than the five-minute rounds found in men's MMA). Should women be treated equally in this sense? I'm going to discuss the topic from the perspective of a doctor -- and a fan. Let's start by dealing with any potential bias that I may have. I am not a huge fan of the current level of televised women's MMA. But I truly believe that anyone who wants to compete should be afforded the opportunity. I just don't enjoy a bout that lacks a high level of skill. Man or woman, it makes no difference to me. If you suck, you suck, bottom line. Over time, you may improve -- and when you do, let me know, and I'll watch enthusiastically. But not until then.
Submitted Nov 5, 2008 8:23AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Hector Lombard under consideration for new MMA series on ESPN Deportes
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Cuban Olympic Judo competitor and Cage Fighting Championship middleweight champion Hector Lombard is one of a handful of MMA competitors being considered for a new MMA series that will air on ESPN Deportes in the spring of 2009. Sources close to the series, which is still in development, told MMAjunkie.com of Lombard's possible inclusion in the program on Tuesday. The show, which is expected to be a combination reality and event series, will likely debut in April or May of 2009 with a formal announcement of the show's launch likely to take place on Nov. 17.
Submitted Nov 5, 2008 8:22AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Liddell Adresses Critics, Vows To Move On
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell is fighting a battle of meaning in the public eye: can one punch change everything? Liddell, 38, built his reputation giving and taking punches. From 2004 to 2006, he cleaned out the sport’s marquee division, collecting wins against stars like Randy Couture and Tito Ortiz, who, like him, built the foundation for the UFC’s explosion in popularity. But a new guard has encroached upon Liddell’s legacy, and chinks have begun to appear in his armor. Spearheaded by the minds at Jackson’s Submission Academy in Albuquerque, N.M., Liddell has lost to three out of his last four opponents, and his light heavyweight title to Quinton Jackson at UFC 71.
Submitted Nov 5, 2008 8:19AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Misaki-Santiago, Gomi-Kitaoka Announced for Sengoku VII
(mmaontap.com)
Despite Takanori Gomi’s upset loss to Russian product Sergey Golyaev at World Victory Road’s “Sengoku VI” event this past weekend, the organization has still decided to match up against lightweight grand prix winner Satoru Kitaoka for it’s vacant lightweight title at their next scheduled show on January 4 in Japan. Golyaev squeaked out a razor-close split decision over the former PRIDE champion on Saturday, handing him a rare loss and his first defeat in over two years, while Kitakoa defeated both Eiji Mitsuoka and Kazunori Yokota to win WVR’s inaugural lightweight tourney and called out Gomi after his victory even though “The Fireball Kid” had already lost his bout earlier in the night. Streaking middleweight Jorge Santiago will hope to continue his rise up the rankings when he faces slick Japanese striker Kazuo Misaki for the promotion’s vacant middleweight title at the event as well.
Submitted Nov 5, 2008 1:02AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
 
Ishii Calls Out CroCop, Hong Man Choi
(mma.fanhouse.com)
After Satoshi Ishii won the Olympic judo gold medal, he promptly said he'd like to fight Fedor Emelianenko in a mixed martial arts match. That doesn't look like it's going to happen any time soon, but Ishii is ready to try MMA, and he has his sights set on a couple of well-known opponents, the former Pride star Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and the Korean giant Hong Man Choi. Ishii is quoted in an article at dnevnik.hr saying that he knows he's starting from scratch in MMA, but he would like to fight a big name like Cro Cop, who is back to fighting in Japan after an unsuccessful stint in UFC, or Choi, the 7-foot-2 kickboxer who took on Fedor last New Year's Eve.
Submitted Nov 5, 2008 12:55AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Brock Lesnar is sick and tired of the steroid allegations
(mmamania.com)
“I’ve been accused of using steroids my entire life, probably since the tenth grade in high school… I’ve never failed a drug test. Now if I was a black guy and I looked the way I do would I get asked this question a 100 times? I just happen to be a white guy that has some great genetics, so I guess that puts a bullseye on me… I’m a white dude that’s shredded and you don’t see a lot of it — a guy that’s walking around that looks like me.”
Submitted Nov 5, 2008 12:46AM by MMAcca - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Varner Expects To Fight Razor/Cowboy In February
(mmaweekly.com)
It appears World Extreme Cagefighting lightweight champion, Jamie Varner, will return to action in January to face the winner of “Razor” Rob McCullough and Donald Cerrone as announced by the champ himself at a public Q&A session with fans at the WEC event in Florida on Tuesday. Varner last fought in August when he defeated Marcus Hicks, but the defending title holder has been waiting for a new opponent since that time and it was originally thought that he would fight in December, but the cancellation of the WEC event in September forced everything to be pushed back.
Submitted Nov 5, 2008 12:44AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
Now A Non-Title Bout, Filho's Belt Still At Risk
(mmaweekly.com)
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – World Extreme Cagefighting middleweight champion and No. 2 ranked 185-pounder Paulo Filho on Tuesday missed weight at the WEC 36 weigh-ins. Not only did he miss weight, he was over by an astonishing seven pounds, weighing in at 192 pounds. Filho will now go down as the final WEC middleweight champion. He will fight Sonnen on Wednesday night, but it will not be for the title. MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday evening confirmed with WEC officials that Filho got down to 189 pounds on his second attempt, therefore making the bout ineligible for championship designation. The two camps did come to terms, allowing the fight to go on as a three-round non-title bout. Sonnen's cornerman, Matt Lindland, said that Filho was penalized a percentage of his purse and that Sonnen would receive some monetary compensation for Filho missing weight and it being changed to a non-title bout. (The WEC later reported on its website that Filho gave up 25% of his purse to Sonnen.) Perhaps more interesting is that Filho's cornerman indicated to Lindland that they would give up the title belt if Sonnen wins. "His cornermen told us that they would walk across the cage and hand Chael the belt if he wins. When Chael whoops his ass, I expect them to live up to their word.
Submitted Nov 5, 2008 12:43AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
UFC Cementing Place as Industry Leader
(bloodyelbow.com)
A recent article in the Sports Business Journal emphasizes how the UFC continues to build on its success while many would-be competitors are struggling to survive. Notable excerpt: Zuffa LLC, the UFC’s parent company, says it is turning a profit on $300 million in annual revenue. Pay-per-view accounts for more than half of that number, followed by television money generated from a deal with Spike TV, and event operations. Gate receipts for PPV events are averaging $3.25 million this year, up nearly half a million from 2007. PPV buys were up approximately 8 percent in 2007, and another year-over-year increase is expected in 2008. The UFC has steadily grown in the last few years by living off money generated by television and live events and using that cash to acquire competitors such as PRIDE and World Extreme Cagefighting. PRIDE was shuttered and absorbed into the UFC; WEC features lighter-weight fighters.
Submitted Nov 5, 2008 12:39AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paulo Filho misses weight, WEC 36 fight with Chael Sonnen now non-title affair
(mmajunkie.com)
Filho originally weighed in a shocking seven pounds over the 185-pound limit. He could only drop from 192 to 189 pounds after being given an additional two hours to make weight, according to the WEC.
Submitted Nov 4, 2008 7:43PM by Wolfenstein - 30 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Big John McCarthy Returns as Referee
(sherdog.com)
The California State Athletic Commission has assigned “Big” John McCarthy a referee’s position at Strikeforce “Destruction” on Nov. 21 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
Submitted Nov 4, 2008 7:37PM by Wolfenstein - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
WEC W-ins results...Filho 192 pounds!
(mmaweekly.com)
He's currently cutting 7 pounds in two hours
Submitted Nov 4, 2008 5:35PM by Ordep - 30 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
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