August 2007 MMA News Archive - Page 3
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Anderson Silva Embraces The Challenge of Fighting Rich Franklin
UFC 77 in Cincinnati, Ohio, is dubbed “Hostile Territory” for a reason: Former middleweight champion and hometown hero, Rich Franklin, will look to reclaim his 185-pound title from current titleholder, Anderson Silva. The October 20 showdown at the U.S. Bank Arena will be almost exactly one year to the day that “The Spider” crushed “Ace” en route to championship glory at UFC 64: “Unstoppable” on October 14, 2006.
Shogun’s Quest - Conquer the UFC Light Heavyweight Division
Without question, it’s tough to be a professional fighter, to train, sacrifice, suffer, and then be judged on how you perform for 15 minutes or so in front of thousands, when one second of lost focus could be the difference between victory and defeat.
Dana White "guarantees" Brock Lesnar
UFC President Dana White tells 15Rounds.com that four-time wrestling All-American and professional wrestling star-turned mixed martial artist, Brock Lesnar, will soon join the UFC heavyweight ranks. Lesnar and White met up this past weekend at UFC 74: “Respect.”
A Word From The Asian Sensation
Doubt 1. to be uncertain about; consider questionable or unlikely; hesitate to believe. 2.to distrust 3.to be uncertain about something; be undecided in opinion or belief. 4.a feeling of uncertainty about the truth, reality, or nature of something.
Dana White Will Wait To Hand Out Bonuses
Dana White may be tired of publicly talking about steroids, but the UFC President is taking extra steps behind the scenes to try and eradicate use by performers inside his promotion.
Seven Things we learned from UFC 74: Respect
see what ESPN writer Ryan Hockensmith has to say about ufc 74. i personally disagree with some of them, especially the comments about kendal grove and roger huerta. read the article
Renato "Babalu" Sobral's Punishment
Babalu was fined 25,000 for holding on the choke for too long. read the article
Randy's arm broke on saturday
randy caught a high kick from gonzaga in the third round that broke his ulna in his arm
PRIDE is dead … or so it seems
During the UFC 74 post-fight press conference this past weekend, UFC President Dana White more or less revealed that plans to keep PRIDE FC running are all but dashed, according to FightNetwork.com.
TUF6 Welterweights announced.
Matt Arroyo Daniel Barrera Blake Bowman Mac Danzig Paul Georgieff Richie Hightower John Koloski Troy Mandaloniz Billy Miles Roman Mitichyan Dorian Price Jared Rollins Ben Saunders Joe Scarola George Sotiropoulos Tommy Speer
Couture wants Fedor next, but might get ‘Big Nog’ instead
“While not confirmed, UFC officials after the fight were talking about another Brazilian, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, the former Pride heavyeight champion, as Couture’s next opponent…"
"Babalu" Disgraces the Sport
Wow, was I wrong on the Renato "Babalu" Sobral -David Heath fight. I figured Babalu's recent personal problems would be too much for him to overcome and I thought Heath would defeat him Saturday at UFC 74. Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commisison, said he was going to hold half of Renato "Babalu" Sobral's $50,000 purse pending a review of his actions during his UFC 74 win Saturday over David Heath at Mandalay Bay.
Couture Seems To Get Better With Age
Some day age will catch up with Randy Couture. Saturday was not that day.
Couture, at 44, KOs Gonzaga in Third Round
Randy Couture keeps defying logic. The 44-year-old defeated the bigger and younger Gabriel Gonzaga by a third-round TKO to retain his heavyweight championship at UFC 74 on Saturday night at Mandalay Bay Arena.
Fighters & Experts Pick Couture VS. Gonzaga
Randy Couture versus Gabriel Gonzaga is fast approaching and just about everyone has an opinion about what will happen in the fight that will decide the UFC Heavyweight Championship
MMANews.com Roundtable Breakdown Of UFC 74 Main Card
As has been the norm for him throughout his career, Randy Couture comes in to this fight with Gabriel as the underdog whilst wearing the UFC Heavyweight championship.
Bigger Challenge Could Await Couture
LAS VEGAS - Another mixed martial arts heavyweight is stealing some of the spotlight from Saturday night's title fight between champion Randy Couture and challenger Gabriel Gonzaga on the "UFC 74: Respect pay-per-view show."
UFC 74: Respect Preview
After quite a long layoff, MMA fans are going to get "their fix" again this weekend when UFC 74: Respect takes place in Las Vegas.
BET series "The Iron Ring" Holds Tryouts
Earlier tryouts in New Jersey and Atlanta had been marred by negative feedback and some questions regarding the overall organization of the event, so it was with some trepidation that a number of fighters returned to make a second impression, and others flew in to Atlanta from far and wide to get a first shot at impressing the judges.
What If This Randy Couture Shows Up?
I love Randy. Huge fan. Watching him drub Tim "Swamp Thing" Sylvia was a thing of beauty. His wins over Tito, Chuck and Vitor were sweet as well.