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Rov Kimmons vs Joe Vedepo set for UFN 18
(mmaweekly.com)
Both fighters returning from losses in their most recent bouts, Rob Kimmons and Joe Vedepo have verbally agreed to face each other at UFC Fight Night 18 on April 1 in Nashville, Tenn. Bout agreements have yet to be signed. Sources close to Kimmons confirmed the bout to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 7:22PM by Wolfenstein - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rich Franklin on UFC 93 main event: "I thought I won the fight"
(mmajunkie.com)
Rich Franklin left his Jan. 17 UFC 93 main-event fight with two gashes in his head, nine stitches, a scratched cornea, blurry vision, a temporary eye patch and a stinging defeat. In his first interview since the split-decision defeat to Dan Henderson, Franklin said his wounds will heal just fine. However, disappointment over the loss won't. "Honestly, I thought I won the fight," Franklin said.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 5:28PM by CwB - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Source: UFC hasn't approached Roger Huerta about any upcoming fights
(mmajunkie.com)
Though his name has been attached to a couple rumored fights, including a UFC 97 clash with Sean Sherk, a source close to the fighter told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Huerta hasn't been approached with a single fight.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 3:10PM by Wolfenstein - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC vets Ken Shamrock and Tank Abbott in negotiations for April fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Feb. 13 WarGods and Ken Shamrock Productions event at the Fresno Arena in Fresno, Calif., features Frank Shamrock in the main event and fellow UFC trailblazer David "Tank" Abbott in the co-headline bout. After the "The Valentine"s Eve Massacre" show, a Shamrock vs. Abbott fight could take place in April. According to an official announcement from KSP, the Shamrock-Abbott fight is in the "final stages of negotiations." It's tentatively planned for late April in Reno, Nev. "There are a lot of fans that have followed this for years, die-hard fans, who want to see this and reminisce a little bit," stated Shamrock, who turns 45 next month. First up, though, Shamrock (26-13-2) meets Ross Clifton (6-8), a super-heavyweight who's 1-5 in his past six fights. All six of Clifton's victories have ended in the first round -- three in less than a minute. Abbott (9-14), meanwhile, returns to action for the first time since his February 2008 loss to Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson. Abbott, who debuted at UFC 6 and fought for the heavyweight title at UFC 15, has lost eight of his past nine fights (all in the first round). He now takes on Mike Bourke (8-11-1), a King of the Cage veteran who's 1-7 (with one no-contest) in his past nine fights.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 2:23PM by SmileR - 14 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Brian Stann to make debut at UFC 97
(demandmma.com)
Former WEC light heavyweight champion Brian Stann looks to take on Ultimate Fighter 8 veteran Krzysztof Soszynski at UFC 97.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 2:07PM by BrutalKnockOut - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC
 
Fedor Unsurprised By Nogueiras' Loss
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Fedor Emelianeno said he was unsurprised by Antonio ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira’s recent knockout loss to Frank Mir. The Russian has faced Nogueira and beaten him twice (with one no contest) and although he did not stop him, he says it was a certainty that somebody eventually would. "It did not surprise me. Antonio had already been punished enough over the years, had many struggles and sooner or later that will catch up with you,”
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 1:15PM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
WEC 39: Richard Crunkilton vs. Bart Palaszewski for top contender's status
(mmajunkie.com)
World Extreme Cagefighting lightweights Bart Palaszewski (30-11) and Richard Crunkilton (16-2) have officially agreed to a March 1 fight at WEC 39. A source close to one of the fighters today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the bout has been signed and that the fighters have been told the winner will earn top contender's status in the division.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 1:13PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
On heels of new six-fight deal, Matt Hamill anxious for Ohio homecoming
(mmajunkie.com)
Upon arrival to Loveland, Ohio, visitors and residents are greeted by a large sign that hugs the city border: "Welcome to Loveland: Home of Matt Hamill, three-time Div. III NCAA National Champion." Hamill's popularity is such that his story doesn't just grip a small town, but an entire state.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 1:12PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator Fighting Championships announces signing of Wilson Reis
(mmamania.com)
Bellator Fighting Championships, a first of its kind Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion, officially announced today the exclusive signing of elite grappler Wilson Reis. Reis will enter the inaugural season as a member of the Featherweight (145 lb.) division of Bellator’s tournament style events, premiering on ESPN Deportes April 4, 2009.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 1:09PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jon Fitch focused on UFC 94 fight against Akihiro Gono … not television line up
(mmamania.com)
“[Akihiro Gono] is a very seasoned veteran man. He’s a slick fighter and he knows his way around a fight. He’s been fighting for like 15 years I think. So that is ridiculous. He has had a ton of fights and has only lost a handful of them and has only been finished four times in his career. To be finished four times in 15 years is super impressive. He’s got good leg kicks and kick defense and good wrestling even. His ground game is kind of under rated because he is a good grappler as well. So, he is going to be a tough opponent…. You know I’m not going to let anything outside of the fight [i.e. being on the untelevised prelim portion of the card] itself worry me. I’m there to fight Gono whether it is the main event of the card or the first fight of the night, and whether it is a sold out venue to just ten people in the stands it really doesn’t matter to me. All that other stuff is just outside crap and I am just focused on the fight it’s self and beating Gono and that is all that matters.”
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 1:08PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kaplan vs. Roop Set For UFC 98
(mmajunkie.com)
Although they both lost their respective fights at the TUF 8 Finale, Dave Kaplan & George Roop will get a chance at redemption at UFC 98. The TUF 8 cast members will face each other on the May event's undercard.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 10:46AM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rich Franklin's Eye, Post Fight
(demandmma.com)
This is what Rich Franklin's eye looked like just a few days after the eye poke he received from Dan Henderson, pretty nasty.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 9:12AM by BrutalKnockOut - 37 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
FRANK MIR TALKS REMATCH WITH BROCK LESNAR
(mmaweekly.com)
Mir anticipates more striking in the rematch and Lesnar to come in with a different game plan than their first go around. "I think it's going to be a lot more striking, obviously, this time. I think honestly there's going to be a lot more striking, but Brock's never really been punched in a pro fight. I think he's going to try to stand up with me for a little while, and then when that doesn't go his way he's going to take me down and try to ground and pound me and hope he's a lot more strategic about avoiding submissions."
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 3:53AM by Wolfenstein - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NO MATTER WHAT VITOR SHOWS, LINDLAND IS READY
(mmaweekly.com)
“No matter what Vitor shows up, he’s a dangerous man,” says 38 year-old Matt Lindland. “He’s the same guy he’s always been. What could be new about him? The only thing is he’s gotten a little older and a little slower. But he’s still dangerous. I still think he’s gotta be one of the quickest guys at 185. I would put him and Chael Sonnen as two of the quickest guys I know, at any weight class.”
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 3:35AM by Wolfenstein - 7 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
Interview With Melvin Manhoef
(fightline.com)
Hi there, Melvin! Brasil Combate in association with Fighline.com is very glad to interview you. You were the Cage Rage Champion for almost two years. Tell us about that experience. It was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed that time. It was the start of bigger things and it prepared me for the K1. I won my first big title there. The atmosphere, the fans and the events were great !
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 1:35AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Arlovski hopes to cash in against Fedor
(sports.yahoo.com)
Andrei Arlovski finds himself in a unique position on Saturday night when he faces Fedor Emelianenko, generally considered the sport’s best heavyweight, in a five-round match for the World Alliance of Mixed Martial Arts title. The former UFC heavyweight champion left the organization last year to take one of the most lucrative MMA contracts in history from upstart Affliction.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 1:34AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
Jeff Monson Arrested, But Not For Graffiti
(cagepotato.com)
Things just got worse for MMA’s favorite anarchist, Jeff Monson. He was arrested this weekend in North Carolina on a charge unrelated to his malicious mischief trouble in Olympia, Washington. Now he’s in jail on suspicion of “assault on a female and injury to real property.” Girl troubles gone terribly wrong, in other words. How disappointing.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 1:30AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto to miss DREAM Featherweight Tournament
(mmamania.com)
Sports Navi is reporting that featherweight superstar Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto will not be ready in time to fight in the upcoming DREAM Featherweight Grand Prix scheduled for this March. Yamamoto (17-1) is in the midst of a 14-fight win streak, but has been plagued with injuries that have kept him on the sidelines since demolishing Rani Yahya at K-1 Premium Dynamite in December 2007.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 1:21AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: Dream
 
Regardless of the Fate of Elite XC, King of the Cage Survives
(bloodyelbow.com)
One of the worst fall outs from the Elite XC implosion was the negative impact on the mid-sized promotions that had been purchased by the doomed organization. One of the orgs effected was Terry Trebilcock's King of the Cage. KOTC provided an early stage for stars such as Rampage Jackson, Rashad Evans, Diego Sanchez, Keith Jardine, Paul Buentello and Mac Danzig. I'm happy to see that they're back up and running.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 1:17AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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