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Report: Jimmy Ambriz Now Targeted For Lashley Fight
(mmajunkie.com)
After the Florida State Boxing Commission declined to approve Yohan Banks as an opponent for Bobby Lashley at the Jan. 30 event, "Strikeforce: Miami," the promotion has come up with another option. Journeyman Jimmy Ambriz has been targeted by the promotion as a late replacement for Banks, and the matchup is now waiting on approval from the FSBC.
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 11:41AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Anthony Johnson: John Howard Is About To Be Snaggletooth When I'm Done With Him
(mmamania.com)
Yes, a snaggletooth, whatever that is. In responding to comments from his next opponent, John Howard, "Rumble" also took exception to being called "Crumble". "It's like I said on my Facebook, his time has run out and now he's about to be snaggletooth when I get done with him…I heard he called me 'Crumble.' He says I crumble when I get pressured and stuff, but ain't nobody made me crumble yet. I had one mental breakdown and that was when Koscheck pulled his little stunt, but other than that, I ain't broke down in no fight. I go out there and fight with everything I got and everybody knows that, so as far as me crumbling, it ain't going to happen." They'll get it on at UFC's 3/21 event on Versus.
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 11:39AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Titles Aside, Wanderlei Silva Fights For His Fans
(mmaweekly.com)
Whether a title shot is in his future or not, Wanderlei Silva enjoys the fight, delivering emotion to his fans. At this point in his career, he wants to enjoy his work and please his fans. “All fights for me, I see the rope on the neck,” said Silva. “But no matter, I love the pressure. For me, I fight a long time in life. I fight because I like it. I fight because I have a lot of friends around the world that enjoy my fights.” Silva feels if the title shot comes, so be it. A title is not going to define his path anymore. “I love to make emotion for my fans around the world, and this is the reason I fight,” he said. “I don’t know if one day I’m going to fight for the title, but for this moment, I just enjoy my job. This is my business and my hobby.”
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 11:35AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jason High vs. Jesse Taylor Head Aggression MMA
(mmaweekly.com)
Day (17-8), a popular fighter in Alberta, was released by the UFC in 2009 after dropping back-to-back bouts to Michael Bisping and Kendall Grove. He bounced back at RITC 35 with a submission victory over Trevor Stewardson. He is looking to a win over Taylor to help put him back on the UFC’s radar.
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 12:56AM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
James Irvin vs. Alessio Sakara At UFC On Verse
(mmaweekly.com)
It was announced on MMAWeekly last week that James "Sandman" Irvin was returning in March, and now he has a date and an opponent. American Top Team fighter, Alessio Sakara, has been tapped to face the former WEC champion in a middleweight bout for the UFC on Versus card on March 21.The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight who indicated bout agreements have been issued at this point.
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 12:54AM by RhythmAndStyle - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mark Bocek vs. Jim Miller official for UFC 111 in New Jersey
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's return to New Jersey now has a third official bout.While the UFC 111 card has been much discussed since a pair of title fights was announced that includes welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre vs. challenger Dan Hardy and Shane Carwin vs. Frank Mir for the UFC's vacant interim heavyweight title, those two matchups were the only official bouts for the card.
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 12:52AM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kurt Pellegrino vs Fabricio Camoes in the works for UFC 111 on March 27
(mmamania.com)
Re-emerging lightweight standout Kurt Pellegrino is in talks to return to the Octagon in front of a hometown crowd for a 155-pound scrap against fast-rising Brazilian grappler Fabricio Camoes at the upcoming UFC 111 event from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on Saturday, March 27.MMAmania.com (www.mmamania.com) learned of the pending match up earlier today. While both fighters have verbally agreed to the contest, bout agreements have yet to be signed.
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 12:40AM by RhythmAndStyle - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 21: Roy Nelson vs Stefan Struve on tap for March 31
(mmamania.com)
A heavyweight battle between the division's tallest fighter on the UFC roster, Stephan "Skyscraper" Struve (19-3,) and perhaps its most rotund, Roy "Big Country" Nelson (14-4,) is in the works for UFC Fight Night 21 in North Carolina on March 31.The event, which will mark the second of three scheduled events for the promotion in a two-week span, will serve as the lead-in to season 11 of "The Ultimate Fighter" (TUF), which will debut on Spike TV immediately after.
Submitted Jan 15, 2010 12:39AM by RhythmAndStyle - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bob Shamrock, adopted father to Frank and Ken Shamrock, dies at 68
(mmajunkie.com)
Shamrock kept the boys busy with various sporting activities, and he allowed the children to turn to controlled fisticuffs to settle their difference, as long as he was around to supervise.
Submitted Jan 14, 2010 11:19PM by jae_1833 - 1 comment
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Trainer Says Lesnar Will 'Definitely' Return
(tsn.ca)
While UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has yet to comment on his future, those around him have begun to voice their positive outlooks regarding his potential return to the octagon. Lesnar's trainer Greg Nelson was interviewed on ESPN's MMA Live on Thursday, and once again reiterated that his fighter plans to continue his UFC career.
Submitted Jan 14, 2010 7:57PM by Gogoplatapus - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Walker to Donate Strikeforce Purse to Charity
(sherdog.com)
22043 Herschel Walker plans to donate his entire purse from his professional mixed martial arts debut to charity. Walker, the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner and 1992 Olympian, will meet Greg Nagy in a featured matchup at Strikeforce “Miami” on Jan. 30 at the Bank Atlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla. The soon-to-be 48-year-old will surrender his purse to Project Turnaround, a Dallas-based charity that aims to “rebuild communities from the inside out with a comprehensive, faith-based program designed to improve and enrich the lives of urban youth and families.” “When I decided to fight, it wasn’t anything I was doing for money,” Walker said. “I love competition; I love to compete. It just so happens I was going to get paid. What I wanted to do was help someone else. I’ve been blessed in life through a lot of different things.”
Submitted Jan 14, 2010 6:47PM by TimW001 - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Yohan Banks Not Approved By FSBC, Will Not Face Lashley
(mmajunkie.com)
With only 2 weeks until his Strikeforce debut, Bobby Lashley now finds himself without an opponent for now. His original planned foe, Yohan Banks, was not approved by the Florida State Boxing Commission, saying the decision to decline Banks as an opponent for Lashley was made based on a review of the fighters' records, at which point the commission "determined that the bout was not competitive." No replacement named yet.
Submitted Jan 14, 2010 5:46PM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Hendo Says He's Got Shields In April, SF Says Not Yet Official
(mmajunkie.com)
Although Dan Henderson says his Strikeforce debut will be against Jake Shields in April, Strikeforce officials says the bout is not yet confirmed. No date was given and Hendo also said the fight's at 185, but it's not known if it's for the SF Middleweight Title held by Shields. No comment on the report from Shields' father, who is also his manager.
Submitted Jan 14, 2010 5:03PM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Paul Daley on Potential Koscheck Fight: 'That Fraggle Is Going to Get Rocked'
(mmafighting.com)
Paul Daley subtly let the cat out of the bag about who his next opponent will be, as he recently posted on his Facebook page that he was, "... Ready to kick one Fraggle haired customers a**." Daley (23-8-2), the hard-hitting British fighter who is now 2-0 inside the Octagon, didn't name names, but most assumed he was referring to Josh Koscheck (14-4).
Submitted Jan 14, 2010 3:03PM by RhythmAndStyle - 52 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Strikeforce's Benji Radach re-injured but plans to return in April
(mmajunkie.com)
The injury bug has struck Benji Radach again.The Strikeforce middleweight on Tuesday told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that his right bicep, shoulder and pectoral muscle could be torn and an MRI will reveal the extent of the damage."It's somewhere between pink and black and all the colors in that range," Radach said.
Submitted Jan 14, 2010 12:36PM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Murilo "Ninja" Rua vs. Falaniko Vitale set for Shine Fights III
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout between former EliteXC middleweight champion Murilo "Ninja" Rua (17-10-1) and Strikeforce veteran and longtime SuperBrawl fighter Falaniko Vitale (26-9) is set for the next Shine Fights card.Company officials today announced the bout, which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported as likely in November.
Submitted Jan 14, 2010 12:34PM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Wilson Gouveia talks UFC release and return to light heavyweight
(mmajunkie.com)
Although the UFC released him in December, Wilson Gouveia (12-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) is moving back up to light heavyweight, and he plans to work his way back to the octagon.Gouveia failed to make weight for a middleweight fight with Alan Belcher at UFC 107 – the second time he had done so in a three-year, 10-fight stint with the promotion – and he recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he was done trying to cut the extra pounds.
Submitted Jan 14, 2010 12:27PM by RhythmAndStyle - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Beating Chael Sonnen Will Get Nate Marquardt The Next Title Shot
(mmamania.com)
According to Marquardt, of course. He is of the understanding that a win over the streaking Chael Sonnen at UFC 109 gets him a one way ticket to a 185-pound title match. Dan Henderson seemed to think the same thing, until a series of setbacks led to his departure after his Zuffa contract dried up. He also doesn't agree with Vitor Belfort getting the next shot at Anderson Silva "just because he hasn't really fought at 185".
Submitted Jan 14, 2010 11:55AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC bolsters UFC 110 preliminary card with Lytle vs. Foster, Dollaway vs. Reljic
(mmajunkie.com)
Two previously reported bouts are now official for next month's UFC 110 preliminary card. The Ultimate Fighting Championship today confirmed Chris Lytle (27-17-5 MMA, 6-9 UFC) meets fellow welterweight Brian Foster (13-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC), and middleweight C.B. Dollaway (9-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) takes on Goran Reljic (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC). MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) previously passed along news of both bouts, which take place Feb. 21 at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. The show, which is the UFC's first in Australia, features a heavyweight pay-per-view headliner between contenders Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Cain Velasquez. Fan favorite Wanderlei Silva takes on Michael Bisping in the co-headliner.
Submitted Jan 14, 2010 11:00AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kendall Grove Could Face Mark Munoz At UFC 112
(mmajunkie.com)
Kendall Grove's mystery opponent at the as-yet-unannounced UFC 112 event could be "The Filipino Wrecking Machine." Mark Munoz reportedly is under "intense consideration" to be the opponent for Grove in Abu Dhabi. It is unknown whether bout agreements have been distributed, but at least one fighter has verbally agreed to the contest. However, Munoz first needs to be cleared by an orthopedic doctor for injuries suffered during his UFC 108 bout earlier this month before getting the green-light to begin camp (he is under medical suspension until July 2 unless cleared early).
Submitted Jan 14, 2010 10:42AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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