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Rosi Sexton To Bellator FC
(mmaweekly.com)
It now appears that Bellator Fighting Championshps will also feature some women's fights in addition to it's scheduled tournaments. The promotion has signed Cage Warriors Female World Champion Rosi Sexton to a 4-fight contract. Sexton will debut April 3 against Jessica Aguilar in a fight at 120 pounds, and the fight may air the following day on ESPN Deportes.
Submitted Mar 17, 2009 9:03AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dean Lister Invited To ADCC, Wants Fedor
(mmaweekly.com)
Not in MMA though, but in combat grappling. Former UFC Middleweight Dean Lister, released by UFC earlier upon request, has been invited to compete in the Abu Dhabi grappling tournament once again this year. Lister won the tournament in 2003. He's also considering moving up to the weight class that Fedor Emelianenko, also expected to participate this year, will be competing in for a potential match against the MMA Heavyweight king.
Submitted Mar 17, 2009 9:01AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Other Combat Sports
 
UFC officially adds Spencer Fisher vs. Caol Uno to UFC 99 in June
(mmajunkie.com)
As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported in February, former UFC lightweight title challenger Caol Uno (25-11-4 MMA, 3-3-1 UFC) will return to the organization for the first time in almost six years at "UFC 99: Franklin vs. Silva."
Submitted Mar 17, 2009 2:31AM by Mchubb316 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Tavares Vs Melvin Guillard @ UFC 101
(mmaweekly.com)
With UFC 101 still several months away the promotion has already started to put together some of the match-ups on the card. On Monday, MMAWeekly.com confirmed that a lightweight bout between Thiago Tavares and Melvin Guillard would be added to the show. The bout was confirmed by sources close to the fight who indicated the fight has been agreed to on the date of Aug 8 with bout agreements to follow shortly.
Submitted Mar 16, 2009 7:42PM by MMAcca - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Why Catch Weight? Dana Explains Franklin-Silva
(mmaweekly.com)
The UFC 99 main event of Rich Franklin vs. Wanderlei Silva is scheduled to be contested at a catchweight of 195 instead of at Middleweight, which Silva is dropping to, or Light Heavyweight, which Franklin now fights at. In explaining the reasons why, Dana White says he "met Rich in the middle".
Submitted Mar 16, 2009 6:05PM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Forrest Griffin returns to face Thiago Silva at UFC 101 in August
(mmajunkie.com)
A light heavyweight contest between two fighters looking to rebound from high-profile losses has been added to the as-yet-unannounced UFC 101 card. Former UFC champion Forrest Griffin (16-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) will face Brazilian slugger Thiago Silva (13-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC). MMAjunkie.com (www,mmajunkie.com) today learned from sources close to the bout that the two fighters have verbally agreed to the contest and that bout agreements are scheduled to be signed over the next several days. Those sources also indicated that UFC 101 is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 8 in Portland, Ore.
Submitted Mar 16, 2009 6:04PM by babalu2720 - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Lytle Vs Kevin Burns @ TUF 9 Finale
(mmaweekly.com)
The June 20 finale of “The Ultimate Fighter” season nine is filling out rapidly, with a welterweight meeting between veteran Chris Lytle and Kevin Burns booked for the Las Vegas event. Sources close to the fight broke the news to MMAWeekly.com, with both fighters agreeing to the match-up and bout agreements expected to be inked soon.
Submitted Mar 16, 2009 5:00PM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
New Wanderlei Interview, talks about his childhood, and future
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Wanderlei Silva on his childhood, his motivations and his future When Wanderlei Silva was in the UK recently, Fighters Only managed to drop in on his seminar at London Fight Factory and get a few words with him. Often described as one of the nicest people in the MMA game (outside the ring of course!), Wand more than lived up to his reputation. He sat down with us for a long chat and a very revealing interview.
Submitted Mar 16, 2009 3:54PM by loller90278 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
Interview with Bob Reilly, opponent of MMA and helping to keep MMA banned in NY
(cagepotato.com)
MMA is currently banned in New York. CagePotato did an interview with Bob Reilly who is a big opponent of MMA.
Submitted Mar 16, 2009 3:52PM by rycanto - 13 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Interviews
 
Kim Couture to Fight on May Strikeforce Card
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Kim Couture, the wife of former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture, has been booked to fight on the May 16 Strikeforce card is scheduled to take place in the Seattle area.
Submitted Mar 16, 2009 3:45PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
 
Marquadt Ready For Title Shot, Will Wait
(mmaweekly.com)
The dominance of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva cannot be denied. The defending titleholder has dispatched of all challengers, but one fighter that previously lost to Silva could be the most dangerous match-up for the Brazilian left on the horizon. That fighter is Nate Marquardt.
Submitted Mar 16, 2009 3:23PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Diaz interview on shamrock pre fight comments.
(mmahq.com)
After last week’s press conference, FiveOuncesOfPain.com did an interview with Nick Diaz about his upcoming fight with Frank Shamrock.
Submitted Mar 16, 2009 3:17PM by slapshot - 2 comments
Filed under: Interviews
 
Junie Browning: Cole Miller Isn't Spectacular On The Ground
(mmamania.com)
Junie Browning is once again being Junie Browning. In recent comments on his UFN 18 matchup with Cole Miller, Browning said he thinks it's a good matchup for him and that Miller's win over Jorge Gurgel was more due to a mistake on Gurgel's part and not Miller's ground game.
Submitted Mar 16, 2009 1:41PM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Blood Sport (NY Times)
(nytimes.com)
My husband had flown to Las Vegas to see a fight. I couldn’t decide whether his recent interest in live bouts at the MGM Grand was better or worse than another guy’s passion for, say, the hilarious Americana of strip clubs. I noticed I didn’t exactly boast to friends about his new hobby.
Submitted Mar 16, 2009 10:59AM by scoozna - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
FIrst Ever UFC Fan Expo To Coincide With UFC 100
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC will hold its first-ever two-day MMA exposition in conjunction with July's UFC 100 event, the organization today announced. "UFC Fan Expo" will be held Friday and Saturday, July 10-11, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas with meet-and-greet sessions with UFC and WEC fighters, MMA demonstrations, fan-inspired special events, training and development sessions, and other activities. UFC 100 is July 11.
Submitted Mar 16, 2009 10:54AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon ”Bones” Jones - UFC 100 and Playstation Interview!
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Jon ”Bones” Jones - UFC 100 and Playstation Interview! After a decisive victory over Stephan Bonnar at UFC 94, Jon Jones will make his return to the Octagon in July at UFC 100. Jones talked with PDG about his next fight, training and blasting his way through Call of Duty 4.

PDG: What about the whole Vaseline – Gate situation? Jones: Yeah that's some of what I'm talking about with all the greasing comments. I think that GSP could have won that fight if he had sand paper on his back.
Submitted Mar 16, 2009 3:26AM by nwowolfpack - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Lyoto: “Anderson would knock Fedor out”
(tatame.com)
Pointed as the best pound for pound fighter in the world, Anderson Silva doesn’t know what is a loss for nine fights, meanwhile Fedor Emelianenko remains undefeated for eight years, time in witch he got 26 victories and one no contest. To end with the questions of who really is the best, we asked some MMA specialists, how would the a fight between them (at 231lbs catchweight), and Lyoto Machida bet in the Brazilian. “Anderson has much more technical quality than Fedor, He’d knock him out”, said Machida.
Submitted Mar 16, 2009 2:29AM by MMAcca - 28 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ten TUF Questions with Jeff Lawson
(aroundtheoctagon.com)
How did you get started in MMA? I was encouraged by watching the Rickson Gracie choke video and naturally progressed from judo tournaments into sport jujitsu then got into MMA no great story there.
Submitted Mar 15, 2009 1:55PM by Wolfenstein - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nate Loughran Opts Out of UFC
(mmaweekly.com)
Nate Loughran, who trains at the NorCal Fighting Alliance with Dave Terrell, has been granted his release from the Ultimate Fighting Championship. According to manager Tom Call, the separation was amicable. "Nate is going to drop to the 170-pound division (he was competing at 185 pounds) and is going to take a couple of fights in smaller show," said Call. "If successful, we expect him back in the UFC."
Submitted Mar 15, 2009 12:07PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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