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December 2007 MMA News Archive - Page 8

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ShoXC Returns 1/25, Hose To Compete
EliteXC announced yesterday that it will hold its next ShoXC event on 1/25 on Showtime. Kala Kolohe Hose, who was to have fought ICON Sport Middleweight Champion Robbie Lawler on this weekend's now-cancelled ICON Sport event, has been given a spot on the card.
Submitted Dec 14, 2007 9:05AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
News From Japan: 2 More Fighters Set For Victory Road Debut
The new World Victory Road promotion in Japan has announced the addition of 2 more fighters for its March 5 debut card: Shooto Light Heavyweight Champion Siyar Bahadurzada and Chute Boxe's Evangelista Santos.
Submitted Dec 14, 2007 7:10AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Huerta Not Fighting Again For A Long Time
Coming off his impressive TUF 6 Finale win over Clay Guida, Roger Huerta now says it will likely be 6-8 months before he fights again. He plans to take time off, spend time with his family, and try to finish classes towards a college degree.
Submitted Dec 14, 2007 7:06AM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sapp Set To Fight On NYE
Bob Sapp, scheduled to fight for Strikeforce in February, will now fight on the K-1 Dynamite! New Year's Eve event against Bobby Ologun. This will be Sapp's first MMA fight in Japan since late 2005.
Submitted Dec 14, 2007 7:03AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's, StrikeForce
“TUF6" Fighter Jon Koppenhaver Facing Felony Charges
Jon Koppenhaver, a cast member on the latest season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” appeared in Superior Court on Thursday on felony assault and battery charges stemming from a September incident outside a San Diego training center. According to the San Diego Tribune-Tribune, Koppenhaver had a preliminary hearing on Thursday, and if the case goes to trial, he faces a maximum penalty of seven years in prison. Koppenhaver is accused of choking unconscious a man and striking him in the face outside Undisputed, a fitness and training center, on Sept. 2. Koppenhaver is a trainer at the facility. According to a San Diego police detective, Zatkow suffered four fractures to his left eye socket during the assault.
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 8:53PM by babalu2720 - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
TUF 6 Finale Fighter Payouts
The following are the official REPORTED pay outs to fighters who participated on the live finale of The Ultimate Fighter 6: "Team Hughes vs. Team Serra" on Spike TV, on December 8th
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 2:13PM by ohiostate1016 - 19 comments
Filed under: The Ultimate Fighter
Fedor: "Dana Talks a lot"
The following is an excerpt from an interview on MMAWeekly.com with PRIDE Heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko. ana-%5BWhite%5D-Talks-A-Lot.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.mmanews.com/ufc/Fedor-Emelianenkoana-%5BWhite%5D-Talks-A-Lot.html
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 2:07PM by ohiostate1016 - 4 comments
Filed under: PrideFC, M-1 Global
Yet Another Fighter Off IFL GP Finals
Dan Miller, who was to face Rory Markham at the IFL GP Finals, is now off the event due to a broken bone in his face. Tom Galechio is the reported replacement.
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 1:58PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: IFL
ESPN's Bill Simmons talks B.S. About Buffer
On a recent edition of his ESPN radio show "The B.S. Report", ESPN Radio personality Bill SImmons and his co-host reportedly talked some B.S. about UFC announcer Bruce Buffer. Supposedly there was also a spot somewhere where Bill referred to Bruce as "Frank Stallone".
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 12:29PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Liddell Book Set For January Release
In addition to being a top fighter, Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell is now an author. His new autobiography "Iceman: My Fightling Life" will hit bookstores in early 2008, possibly as soon as January.
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 12:26PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Fedor's NYE Opponent Moonlights As A Rapper
The following is an excerpt from an article posted on The Korea Times, seems they don't think much of Choi: Choi turned himself into a national joke last month by releasing a hip-hop album with model and wannabe pop star Kang Su-hui, although LeBanner would surely say he did well for a singer.
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 11:20AM by grappler0000 - 12 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's, Miscellaneous
Intelligently Defending 12.13.07: UFC Lightweight Division Ready for a Huge 2008
The UFC lightweight division had a sensational 2007 as it became the most exciting weight-class in the organization. With the title picture now straightened out and rising stars getting ready for their shots -- 2008 looks like it will be even better. In this edition of Intelligently Defending we will take a look at the current state of the division and where it is heading from here.
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 11:16AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
'All Access' With Wanderlei Silva Set For MTV 2 On 12/28
UFC® All Access™ Wanderlei Silva Hosted by Rachelle Leah on MTV2 - Go behind the scenes with Octagon Girl Rachelle Leah as she hangs out with UFC light heavyweight fighter Wanderlei Silva. See what's happening with Wanderlei as he prepares to fight Chuck Liddell - the fight everyone in MMA has wanted to see for years.
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 11:14AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Scott Smith and EliteXC Agree to Long-Term Deal
Former UFC fighter Scott Smith (11-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC) has signed a long-term contract with Elite Xtreme Combat, the organization’s parent announced on Wednesday. ProElite Inc. also announced that Smith will make his EliteXC debut in February. Smith is perhaps best known for his stint on a special “comeback” season of “The Ultimate Fighter” and a subsequent knockout at the show’s live finale — which appeared to play a major part in EliteXC’s offer to the fighter.
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 10:09AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
WEC 31 Results and Analysis
WEC 31 results and some analysis regarding the performances from Faber, Filho, Sonnen, Curran, and the rest of the fighters on the card.
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 2:10AM by LR - 20 comments
Filed under: WEC
Big John McCarthy to Make Broadcasting Debut with TKO 31
Big John McCarthy, who officially joined The Fight Network December 7th in a full-time role, will make his broadcasting debut on December 14th in Montreal, Quebec. McCarthy will team up with his Fight Network colleague, Mauro Ranallo, to call the English broadcast for TKO 31 “Young Guns” from the Bell Centre. McCarthy will provide color commentary for the event. TKO 31 “Young Guns” airs on Pay Per View on January 4, 2008 at 9:00 pm.
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 12:54AM by Bemin - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Fedors opponents for NYE is official
I think it's meh, but his opponent poses huge problems to anyone and he has a good chin. Could be an upset.
Submitted Dec 13, 2007 12:54AM by cmill21 - 23 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
Yet Another Change To IFL GP
Shad Lierley has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming IFL Grand Prix Finals due to a broken toe. John Gunderson will replace Lierley as Chris Horodecki's newest opponent.
Submitted Dec 12, 2007 8:19PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: IFL
CNBC Documentary “Ultimate Fighting: From Blood Sport to Big Time” Highlight
Embedded to the right is a full and official sneak preview of CNBC’s “Ultimate Fighting: From Blood Sport to Big Time” documentary that premieres tomorrow, December 13 @ 10 pm ET. The original documentary takes “a no-holds barred look at the business behind the nation’s fastest growing sports franchise,” telling the story behind the rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship as both a business and cultural phenomenon. From the preview video, the program apparently heavily features former UFC middleweight champion Rich “Ace” Franklin. The one hour program is reported by CNBC’s Scott Wapner, and re-airs the same night at 1AM ET in case you can’t make the first showing (or you’re a poor soul still stuck without Tivo). Looks worth checking out for sure.
Submitted Dec 12, 2007 5:42PM by Bemin - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
UFC Lightweight Division: Aftermath of the TUF Finale
A good article on the possibilities for Roger Huerta, Clay Guida, and Mac Danzig after the TUF Finale performances. Namely, it talks about possible opponents for Huerta in the future, Clay Guida possibly heading to 145 or helping WEC with some star power and name recognition, and Mac Danzig's chances in the Lightweight division.
Submitted Dec 12, 2007 1:38PM by LR - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC
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