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Broughton Rolls Through U.K.'s Best For Tourney Win
(mmaweekly.com)
Heavyweights collided in Hove, England in a unique “winner takes all” tournament, £10,000 (roughly $16,000) incentive and a nice shiny ZT Fight Night strap to boot. This brought out the big guns in U.K. MMA and a few dark horses, but ultimately it was M-1 challenge veteran Rob Broughton who was the star of the show, picking up the overall victory over the course of seven grueling rounds of MMA action.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 1:16PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
MMA Quick Quote: Marloes Coenen wanted more time to fight Cyborg Santos
(mmamania.com)
"I feel beat up. It was a tough fight. She was really good, but I think [the referee] stopped it too soon. I was still moving -- she hit me hard but I could take it. I have to see the fight back of course, but [I kept] moving and my defense was high if I'm correct. She won it. She's the champion. Again, I have to see the fight back because I don't remember anything when I'm fighting -- it's all flashes."
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 1:14PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Hayato Sakurai Likely to Get First Crack at Nick Diaz' Strikeforce Welterweight Title, Jay Hieron Out of Luck Again
(bloodyelbow.com)
Most people thought Jay Hieron earned a shot at the welterweight title by defeating Joe Riggs, but Coker said it's more likely that Sakurai will be the challenger in Diaz's first title defense. Sakurai fights for Dream, and Coker said Strikeforce's co-promotional arrangement with Dream ensures that "I could get it done." Hieron's win over Riggs was the last fight on his Strikeforce contract, and it's not clear whether Hieron will return to the promotion.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 1:12PM by RhythmAndStyle - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Former Power Ranger Jason Frank Wins MMA Debut
(mmaweekly.com)
Although it almost was the other way around, good beat evil again last night as Jason David Frank, best known as the Green/White Ranger on "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers", managed to withstand a brutal opening onslaught and beat Jonathan Mack by 1st round tapout in his MMA debut. The fight, which Frank won by omoplata, will be televised by HDNet in the near future.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 8:51AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Lawler KO's Manhoef, Lashley gets TKO win
(mmaweekly.com)
It ended fast and it ended with a bang. Robbie Lawler was feeling the power and dangerous strikes of Melvin Manhoef, but too much aggression and a perfectly timed counter punch sent the Dutchman crashing to the canvas, a victim of a vicious knockout. To his credit, Melvin Manhoef approached the fight with Lawler with a much better gameplan that his usual bull rush style. The powerful Dutch striker planted some powerful leg kicks that left Lawler limping, backing up across the cage. It looked like a completely one sided fight as Manhoef blasted away at Lawler's head and body with his signature punching power. Just as Manhoef went for the kill, Lawler finally threw a big punch, and that's all he needed.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 4:22AM by xdanish020 - 8 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Herschel Walker experiment pays off with win
(mmaweekly.com)
Strikeforce took a big risk signing and showcasing 47-year old former NFL player, Herschel Walker, in his professional debut on Saturday, but it paid off as the one time Heisman Trophy winner dominated Greg Nagy on the way to a TKO win. In the early going, Walker did a good job of stuffing the takedown attempts from opponent, Greg Nagy, who struggled under the power of the former running back. Eventually, Walker reversed the position, landed on top, and started to throw down punches at Nagy. Keeping out of too much danger, Nagy did position his body well enough to almost lock on a heel hook in the first round, but Walker rolled and stayed out of the submission.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 4:20AM by xdanish020 - 22 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Cyborg defends title with dominance over Coenen
(mmaweekly.com)
Living up to the hype of her championship victory, Cris Cyborg didn't show any signs of weakness in her first title defense as she dominated and powered through top contender, Marloes Coenen, picking up a 3rd round TKO win. Cris Cyborg came out with her signature aggressive style, striking at Coenen with looping left and right hands. Regardless of her opponent's grappling background, Cyborg actually initiated the first takedown, putting Coenen on her back looking for a punching attack from her guard.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 4:18AM by xdanish020 - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Diaz wins WW belt, KO's Zaromxkis in 1st rd
(mmaweekly.com)
It took several years and three different weight classes, but the hard work that Nick Diaz put in finally paid off as the brash Cesar Gracie student knocked out Dream champion, Marius Zaromskis, to claim the vacant Strikeforce welterweight title. It looked like the slugfest that most expected out of Robbie Lawler and Melvin Manhoef, but it was Diaz and Zaromskis who came out throwing heavy duty shots as soon as the bell rang.
Submitted Jan 31, 2010 4:15AM by xdanish020 - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
BJ Penn: I do want to be the welterweight champion again
(bit.ly)
“As far as my aspirations to go back up to welterweight and fight GSP again, I am going to have to wait. I do want to be the welterweight champion again, I want to fight GSP again and I am always interested in moving up, I have done that in the past, looked beyond what I had to do, and I won’t be looking past Frankie Edgar.”
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 3:51PM by MaxOne - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Memo to WEC: Doing a PPV in May Is Asking for Disaster
(bloodyelbow.com)
I've long been a skeptic of the WEC's prospects for PPV, but I understand why they need to start running PPV events. If they can't succeed on PPV they won't be financially viable in the long haul, and they can't count on Zuffa subsidizing them just to keep Versus occupied forever. However, May is a bad month for an obvious reason: there is way too much competition for the WEC to succeed in May.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 1:55PM by RhythmAndStyle - 10 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Hieron Vying for No. 1 Contendership
(sherdog.com)
However, like almost every well-laid plan in MMA, unforeseen circumstances and the choices that come out of them take promotions and fighters down other paths. When Hieron’s management turned down a fight with Lithuanian newcomer Marius Zaromskis for January, Diaz was given the bout instead. And with Diaz seen as a top 170-pound contender in the promotion, the bout was allotted for the promotion’s first-ever welterweight title.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 1:00PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Poll results: Fans want Mousasi vs. Henderson, Emelianenko vs. Overeem
(mmajunkie.com)
That's the question we asked in a recent "Inside MMA"/MMAjunkie.com poll, and two bouts ran away with the majority of the vote.And luckily for fans, the most-requested matchup is one likely to take place at a future Strikeforce on CBS event: Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi vs. recent Strikerorce signee and former UFC fighter Dan Henderson.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:55PM by RhythmAndStyle - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Al-Turk In Doubt For UFC109 With Visa Issues
(mmaweekly.com)
Rolles Gracie is still set to make his UFC debut on Feb. 6, but it may be against a new opponent. Mostapha Al-Turk has run into visa issues that could prevent the British fighter from making the trip to Las Vegas for the upcoming fight.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:53PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
"TUF 11" coach Tito Ortiz: I've raised the bar for all fighters, and they should be thankful
(mmajunkie.com)
While former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz is no stranger to making headlines with his often controversial brand of trash-talking, it was something far different that had MMA fans buzzing earlier this week.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:51PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rebuilt, Marquardt Eyeing Title Shot With Win
(mmaweekly.com)
“I’ve improved technically. Physically I’m stronger, better, and faster,” Marquardt told MMAWeekly.com. “The main thing for me is that I’m stronger mentally going into the fight and I’m more dangerous because I’m looking to finish my opponents.”
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:49PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dream Lightweights Headed To StrikeForce
(mmaweekly.com)
When Gilbert Melendez defeated Josh Thomson to win the Strikeforce lightweight title, the announcement was made that same night that the idea for his next opponent was for top ranked Japanese fighter Shinya Aoki to come stateside and fight for the belt.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:48PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce, Dream
 
WEC's Harris Says Aldo Vs. Faber Will Be May PPV
(mmaweekly.com)
WEC general manager Reed Harris, while on “Dave and Mahoney in the Morning” on X107.5 radio in Las Vegas, confirmed that the fight between current WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and former champion Urijah Faber will headline a May pay-per-view.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:45PM by RhythmAndStyle - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Marlon Sandro and Leonardo Santos aiming for March 7th return to SRC
(mmamania.com)
Tatame.com reports that Sandro, who was forced to withdraw from his Dynamite!! 2009 bout against Hideo Tokoro due to injuries, has been training hard at Nova União in preparation for his return to the ring. His appearance on March 7th remains tentative, as SRC has yet to name his opponent.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:42PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
 
Vitor Belfort: Anderson Silva seemed 'upset or nervous' at UFC 112 pre-fight face off
(mmamania.com)
"I don’t know what happened, he seemed upset or nervous, I don’t know. We were face to face, but we didn’t greet each other. Some people like to stare down, but when the fight is on it doesn’t matter who can hold the stare the longest. I won the heavyweight tournament and the light heavyweight championship, and I want to be called a UFC champion again. Anderson is really dangerous and has all these weapons, but I have a good chance, and I’m working on a strategy to beat him."
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:40PM by RhythmAndStyle - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mamoru Submits Baca, Captures KOTC Gold in Japan
(bloodyelbow.com)
Mamoru Yamaguchi - the afro'd former Shooto champion who returned to MMA last October following a year-plus hiatus - picked up his third consecutive win with a second round submission of American Frank Baca. The victory also earned Yamaguchi his third title: King of the Cage World Junior Flyweight Champion.
Submitted Jan 30, 2010 12:37PM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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