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Page 988 - Top MMA News and Mixed Martial Arts Headlines

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Rick Roufus eyes future after inconsistent first year in MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
Rick Roufus' (4-4) transition from world-champion kickboxer to first-time mixed martial artist has been an exercise in patience. But that's nothing new to the 41-year-old, who has been down this path before. In 1995, the decorated kickboxer announced his intentions to try something new. He shelved the kicking part of his chosen profession to concentrate exclusively on boxing. Roufus enjoyed a measure of success as a conventional boxer, compiling a 13-5-1 record with 11 knockouts. He also won the WBC Continental Americas cruiserweight title in 1996.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 2:56PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Cung Le still chooses movies over MMA for now
(mmamania.com)
“Right now I’m just going to focus on the movies because I got like three other movies lined up. I’m a martial artist first, so I come up through MMA, and I’m very grateful. I know where my roots are, but because of MMA I’m able to do this, so I got to take advantage of it. We’ll see me back in action sometime soon or sometime down the line.”
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 2:54PM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Faber Vs Pulver @ WEC 38
(mmaweekly.com)
Recently knocked off his featherweight perch by Mike Brown, Urijah Faber will make a quick turn and get right back in the cage on Jan. 25 at WEC 38. A little more surprising, however, may be whom he will be facing. Sources close to the bout tell MMAWeekly.com that Faber will rematch Jens Pulver at the San Diego event. Although bout agreements have yet to be signed, sources indicate that both sides have verbally agreed to the rematch. Faber bested Pulver in a five-round war in their original outing on June 1 in Sacramento, Calif. As mentioned, Faber is coming off of a knockout loss to current WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown. The defeat was his first as a featherweight and only the second of his career. Faber's first defeat was a lightweight bout against current UFC contender Tyson Griffin. He is still ranked No. 2 in the world as a featherweight.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 2:52PM by MMAcca - 16 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Liaudin Cut By UFC
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Jess Liaudin (12-11)will be letting his rib injury heal over Christmas before beginning his campaign to get back into the UFC early in the New Year. Liaudin’s last fight was at UFC 89, where he dropped a decision to Swedish lightweight David Bielkelden after a three round war. After the fight, it emerged that Liaudin had suffered a severe rib injury in the first round, which will take some months to heal fully. Prior to that, he dropped a split decision to Englishman Paul Taylor (who ironically also suffered a bad rib injury at UFC 89). Speaking to Fighters Only earlier, the Frenchman said: “The UFC door is still open for me, I just need to get a bunch of wins then they are taking me back.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 2:38PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
10 Fights That Could Have Been
(sherdog.com)
Mixed martial arts remains a very young sport. Despite a short history that dates back less than 20 years, it has produced some remarkable fights -- bouts like Royce Gracie against Dan Severn, Frank Shamrock versus Tito Ortiz and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira against Fedor Emelianenko. Every longstanding promoter will admit that for every “superfight” made, another fails to materialize because of injury, a contract dispute or promoters failing to cooperate with one another. Sherdog.com’s Tim Leidecker has compiled a list of the top 10 fights that could have been during the last 15 years.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 1:54PM by ncordless - 3 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Tag Team Mixed Martial Arts
(bloodyelbow.com)
From ZST 18 at Differ Ariake in Tokoyo, Japan on Sunday, November 23rd, 2008: 6th Match - GT-F Tag Team Title Bout (total weight 135 kg) Bout 15 min Hideo Tokoro (Japan / Team ZST) & Masakazu Imanari (Japan / Team-ROKEN) vs. Takumi Yano (Japan / Koppou Ugokai Yano Takumi Dojo) & Daisuke Yokoyama (Japan / X-ONE GYM Shonan) Winner: Hideo Tokoro and Masakazu Imanari by Decision (2-1)
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 1:29PM by MMAcca - 24 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jake Shields interview - talks about possibility of going to the UFC.the EXC situation, and his gym
(getpwnt.net)
Here's a preview of the interview: PWNT : If you do decide to go to the UFC, who would you want to fight? What would be a good fight to introduce you to the fans of the UFC? Jake Shields : I would love to go fight GSP, but I don’t think that is realistic. There are a lot of good guys to fight. Go in there against Diego, I think that would be a great first match. Thiago Alves, I would like to go in and fight one of their top fighters. Hopefully go in there fight one fight and win that, be the number one contender. Interview is from about 3-4 weeks ago.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 1:10PM by BDON911 - 0 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, UFC
 
Franca vs. J-Lau Possible For UFN 17
(mmamania.com)
The rumored UFN 17 card for February continues to come together. The latest fight in the works is Hermes Franca vs. Joe Lauzon. Bout agreements have been sent to both sides although it's not clear if Franca's pending DUI case, stemming from an arrest after UFC 90, would have any effect on the fight happening.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 12:48PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping Can Beat Both Rich Franklin & Dan Henderson
(mmamania.com)
At least he thinks so. Michael Bisping says he'd love to fight both of them, and thinks he could beat both of them. Depending on who winds up being the US side's TUF 9 coach, at least one of those fights could happen.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 12:04PM by DCRage - 42 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
URIJAH FABER TO FIGHT BACK AT WEC 38 ON JAN. 25
(mmaweekly.com)
Following his first loss in more than three years, former World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight champion Urijah Faber will get back on the path to reclaiming the title, as he faces top up and coming fighter Jose Aldo on Jan. 25 in San Diego.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 2:44AM by Wolfenstein - 6 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Kenny Florian rides streak to second shot at summit
(mmajunkie.com)
At first glance, Kenny Florian (11-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) doesn't look like he fits the role of fighter. Especially in street clothes, Florian passes more for a guy who should be doing your taxes or fixing a PC, not choking out fighters and talking smack to an MMA legend (more on that shortly). He didn't even look like much of a fighter when he was in the octagon for his first UFC bout in April of 2005. Florian was beaten about as thoroughly as a man can be when Diego Sanchez tore through him in less than three minutes to win "The Ultimate Fighter 1" middleweight finale.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 1:29AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Nate Mohr vs. Dennis Siver set to take place at UFC 93 in January
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
UFC lightweight competitor Nate Mohr is expected to return from injury to take on Dennis Siver at UFC 93 on Jan. 17 at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland. FiveOuncesOfPain.com confirmed the matchup on Monday afternoon with sources close to the fight. Siver, 12-6, is a native of Germany with a strong amateur wrestling background. He’ll be returning to the Octagon after fighting outside of the UFC last month in Darmstadt, Germany at Mix Fight Gala VII. Siver was victorious after submitting Chas Jacquier with a guillotine at 4:21 of round 1.
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 1:27AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Champ Anderson Silva Denied Entrance Into Canada
(mmacanada.net)
A planned visit to Kamloops by UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was abruptly halted Friday when Canada Border Services denied the athlete entrance into Canada
Submitted Nov 25, 2008 12:59AM by crushedbacon - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
*Chris Horodecki's Results from Shootboxing Monday*
(mmatraining.com)
Took a decision loss in the quarters. Lost to a very experienced guy. No damage I guess. Just points.
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 9:41PM by JimmieDD - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Mac Danzig vs. Josh Neer added to UFC Fight Night 17
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite no official announcement from the UFC of the event, a bout between Josh Neer (24-7-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) and Mac Danzig (18-5-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been added to UFC Fight Night 17. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first learned of the bout from sources close to Neer, and Danzig announced the bout yesterday on his MySpace page.
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 6:16PM by nickcuc547 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kenflo and Stevenson confirmed for UFC 2009- there are screenshots.
(sports.ign.com)
http://sports.ign.com/articles/931/931594p1.html Kenflo and Stevenson are confirmed for the game. Not big news but there are pictures, and at the IGN site there are video interviews with fighters about their thoughts on the game.
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 3:34PM by seanfu - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous
 
Manhoef Coming Out Of Retirement...Sort Of
(sherdog.com)
It seems that Melvin Manhoef's "retirement" was merely a break to recharge after losing to Gegard Mousasi in the DREAM MWGP. After just 2 months Manhoef will return to action, but not MMA yet-he has a kickboxing fight coming up at a K-1 event next month then another one in February.
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 1:31PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Andrei Arlovski interview - Talks Crocop and UFC
(dreamfighters.com)
Really good interview of Arlovski talking about Mirko, fedor, how he wanted to be a cop,a nd the UFC
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 1:20PM by kastro_316 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
New Strikeforce champ "Babalu" Sobral seeks "dessert" with Tito Ortiz
(mmajunkie.com)
One time UFC light-heavyweight contender Renato "Babalu" Sobral is undoubtedly one of the top 205-pound fighters outside of the world's largest promotion. After a TKO win over former champ Bobby Southworth at Friday's "Strikeforce: Destruction" earned the Brazilian the Strikeforce title, Sobral credited sacrifice for his win. "People just see on the stage, or watching TV, they see good fighters beating up on each other," Sobral said at the event's post-fight press conference. "They don't realize it comes from hard training.
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 1:18PM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Eddie Alvarez next fight set for Extreme Challenge on Jan. 23
(mmamania.com)
It’s more than likely not a showdown with Nick Diaz or a rematch against Joachim Hansen … but it’s something. Former Elite XC fighter and 2008 DREAM Lightweight Grand Prix show stealer, Eddie Alvarez (15-1), will make his return to competition at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, N.J., on January 23 under the Extreme Challenge banner. An opponent for the Philadelphia native has not been announced at this time. Here’s a snip from Alvarez discussing the fight during a recent interview with iGuillotine.com:
Submitted Nov 24, 2008 1:16PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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