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JAKE O'BRIEN WANTS TO STEAL JON JONES' THUNDER
(mmaweekly.com)
Jake O’Brien (11-2) is experiencing a bit of déjà vu. It’s his third time serving as a gatekeeper to a division’s upper level. The 24-year-old freestyle wrestler turned fighter is 1-1 in the spoiler role, having defeated Pride standout Heath Herring in January 2007 and lost to fast rising Cain Velasquez last July. On July 11, he’s aiming to rain on another prospect’s parade, Jon Jones, this time as a light heavyweight. Jones is a 21-year-old terror that grabbed headlines with an unconventional, go for broke style that dispatched Andre Gusmao and Stephan Bonnar. O’Brien’s is unconvinced that his opponent is the next big thing.
Submitted Jul 7, 2009 8:15AM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Aleksander Emelianenko would like to fight in the UFC
(promma.info)
Surrounded by an aura of danger and mystery, Aleksander Emelianenko is one of the scariest men on the planet. The younger brother of consensus number one heavyweight in the world Fedor Emelianenko, Aleks has forged his own path to stardom. Although still unknown to many of today’s Ultimate Fighter raised MMA fans in the U.S., Aleks has made it clear that will one day change. At only 27 years of age, the Saint-Petersburg born heavyweight plans on fighting for many years to come.
Submitted Jul 7, 2009 8:14AM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Middleweight Michael Bisping suggests title fight hangs in balance at UFC 100
(mmajunkie.com)
With UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva busy preparing for his Aug. 8 light-heavyweight showdown with Forrest Griffin, the next challenger for "The Spider's" middleweight crown may very well be decided on Saturday night in Las Vegas. While Dan Henderson (24-7 MMA, 4-2 UFC) has openly stated he expects a second shot at Silva should he defeat Michael Bisping (17-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) at UFC 100, "The Count" recently said he's under the impression a win would also get him a shot at the 185-pound title.
Submitted Jul 7, 2009 7:29AM by babytater03 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Credeur and Nate Quarry set for UFN 19
(mmajunkie.com)
Middleweights Tim Credeur (12-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Nate Quarry (11-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) are the latest additions to UFC Fight Night 19 in September, as the two middleweights have agreed to meet in a bout expected for the evening's main card. Bout agreements have been distributed for the contest, and both fighters are expected to finalize the contracts over the next several days.
Submitted Jul 7, 2009 7:27AM by babytater03 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sengoku Adds FWGP Reserve Fight, Another Judo Medalist To 8/2 Event
(japan-mma.com)
Recession? What recession? If there is one nobody has told the people spending the money at World Victory Road, as they've broken out the checkbooks again to add talent to Sengoku 9 on 8/2. This time they've signed 2004 Olympic judo silver medalist Hiroshi Izumi, who won his medal in the 90kg division, and also added a Featherweight GP reserve fight of Chan Sung Jung vs. Matt Jaggers.
Submitted Jul 7, 2009 7:21AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
 
DaMarques Johnson Signs Multi-Fight UFC Contract
(mmauniverse.com)
Popular TUF 9 welterweight finalist DaMarques Johnson and has signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC. The news comes courtesy of The Salt Lake Tribune. Johnson is coming off a solid overall showing during his time on Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter Season 9. The Jeremy Horn trained fighter made his way to the TUF 9 welterweight final before being stopped by James Wilks via first round submission.
Submitted Jul 7, 2009 1:35AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Leading UK MMA org folds; follows collapse of Cage Rage and Cage Warriors
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Leading UK MMA promotion Cage Gladiators has today announced it has ceased operations and will no longer be staging events. The Liverpool-based event produced a number of current UFC fighters, including Terry Etim and Paul Kelly, as well as hosting internationals such as Melvin Manhoef and Paul Cahoon. Cage Gladiators released a statement this afternoon. "After many successful MMA events Cage Gladiators Ltd is sad to announce that it will no longer be putting on MMA events and is ceasing trading," it read.
Submitted Jul 7, 2009 1:31AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Kyle Bradley vs. Sam Stout targeted for UFC Fight Night 19 event in September
(mmajunkie.com)
As the UFC's first trip to Oklahoma in nearly 15 years continues to fill, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the negotiations that a lightweight contest between Kyle Bradley (14-6 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Sam Stout (14-5-1 MMA, 3-4 UFC) has been targeted for UFC Fight Night 19. Both fighters have verbally agreed to the contest and bout agreements are expected to be distributed shortly.
Submitted Jul 7, 2009 12:07AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"UFC is just getting started!" Video
(demandmma.com)
If you're a fan of MMA, you need to check out this video. The UFC is truly pulling out all the stops for UFC 100, and this brief video documents their early beginnings, as well as what we can expect from this sport in the future, and a tribute to the legends of the game. A must see!
Submitted Jul 6, 2009 11:28PM by BrutalKnockOut - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Two Hall of Fame inductees confirmed!
(demandmma.com)
Dana White himself confirms the two newest inductees into the UFC Hall of Fame!
Submitted Jul 6, 2009 10:33PM by BrutalKnockOut - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Holly Madison goes from Playboy to ring girl this weekend
(mmamania.com)
I'm putting this here because its big news! “Had my UFC ring girl fitting today! Outfit looks bad ass!” – Holly Madison — who is perhaps best known as Hugh Hefner’s favorite girlfriend during “The Girls Next Door” — Tweets about her fitting today for a UFC ring card girl get up. Madison has appeared in a UFC 98 video blog with company president Dana White not too long ago — she’s apparently a big fan of the sport. So is the 29-year-old Oregonian just having fun, getting dolled up for a special saunter at UFC 100 or will she somehow be included in the the first-ever Maxim UFC Octagon Girl Search at the fan expo … or all of the above? Can’t wait to get to the bottom of this …
Submitted Jul 6, 2009 9:15PM by SmileR - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
RIGGS/DIAZ 2 FOR STRIKEFORCE WELTERWEIGHT BELT
(mmaweekly.com)
A rematch between rivals Nick Diaz and Joe Riggs is set for the main card of Strikeforce "Carano vs. Cyborg" on Aug. 15. The bout will be for the newly created welterweight title. Sources close to both fighters confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com on Monday. An announcement from the promotion is expected shortly. It is the fourth title fight confirmed for the late summer card. Gina Carano faces Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos for the women's 145-pound belt, Josh Thomson defends his lightweight strap against Gilbert Melendez, and heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem defends against Fabricio Werdum.
Submitted Jul 6, 2009 7:18PM by sclasclemski - 16 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Mike Pyle vs. Chris Wilson at UFC Fight Night 19
(mma.fanhouse.com)
A welterweight fight between Chris Wilson and Mike Pyle has been scheduled for UFC Fight Night 19 in Oklahoma City. Sources confirmed with FanHouse Sunday evening that the bout will be made official later this week. UFC Fight Night 19 is scheduled for Sept. 16 at the Cox Convention Center. Gray Maynard will reportedly face Roger Huerta on the same card.
Submitted Jul 6, 2009 5:36PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jeremy Stephens draws UFC newcomer Ronnys Torres for UFC Fight Night 19
(mmajunkie.com)
Following the first back-to-back losses of his career, Jeremy Stephens (15-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) will look to right the ship when he meets UFC newcomer and fellow lightweight Ronny Torres (14-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 19. A source close to one of the fighters today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the bout is in the process on being finalized.
Submitted Jul 6, 2009 4:50PM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rogers' Manager: 'Overeem Is Afraid'
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Following Brett Rogers' impressive 22-second knockout of Andrei Arlovski on the June 6 Strikeforce event, many suspected that he would be next in line to fight for the organization's heavyweight title. However, Rogers' trainer/manager, Mike Reilly, told FanHouse Monday that he isn't surprised that Rogers isn't getting the first crack at champion Alistair Overeem. "I don't think Overeem was ever planning on fighting Brett," Reilly said. "I think Overeem is afraid of Brett. He's afraid of a big striker who is going to knock him out. ... I don't think anyone is going to admit that, but I'm not going to shy away from it. He's had two opportunities to fight Brett but he hasn't taken either of him."
Submitted Jul 6, 2009 3:18PM by babytater03 - 25 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Decision time: What is the best UFC event ever?
(sports.yahoo.com)
UFC 100 is nigh, so it is time for us to decide the best event of the first 99. For the past few months, Yahoo! Sports has been counting down every single UFC, from the first event on November 12, 1993, to the last one, UFC 99 in Germany on June 13.
Submitted Jul 6, 2009 2:26PM by emfleek - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The most influential UFC fights I (of V)
(sports.espn.go.com)
All this week: We are recapping the key UFC bouts that changed perception or behavior in or around the Octagon. (Part one, with the first half of the top 10, can be viewed here.)
Submitted Jul 6, 2009 2:25PM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
DREAM Super Hulk Semifinals At DREAM 12, Not 11
(mmajunkie.com)
That according to tournament participant Gegard Mousasi, who says the semifinals will now happen at the unannounced DREAM 12 in October. The original plan was to hold them at DREAM 11 on September 23 along with the Welterweight GP Semifinals and Finals.
Submitted Jul 6, 2009 1:46PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
Frank Mir on Lesnar: ‘I don’t think he’s physically capable of going 5 rounds’
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Frank Mir is a man who has had his past life taken from him by tragedy. He had to give up his belt and was faced with a long road back to his title. From encountering everything from doctors who said he would never fight again, the tremendous amount of rehab he had to face and overcome, clawing his way back to the top of the UFC’s heavyweight division, to now facing a genetic freak who is at the last step to full redemption.
Submitted Jul 6, 2009 1:38PM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC still fighting for respect even in its home town
(sports.yahoo.com)
Event No. 100 is right around the corner for the UFC. It's a long way from the days of struggling to sell 4,000 tickets. The UFC is a lock from a live gate standpoint, events regularly draw between 12,000-16,000 around the country, yet the promotion has to be incredibly proactive to court coverage similar to the NFL, NBA, MLB and even NASCAR in those local markets. That irks UFC owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta along with president Dana White. Newspapers for the most part still turn the their noses up at mixed martial arts. That included the UFC's hometown newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, until recently when the paper named Adam Hill, the first full-time MMA newspaper beat reporter in the U.S. But that doesn't mean the Fertittas and White are curtailing the fight in Sin City. The UFC sort of lashes out at the local media for the lack of attention in a Sunday story in the LVRJ.
Submitted Jul 6, 2009 1:35PM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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