February 2010 MMA News Archive - Page 8
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Velasquez Eyes Nog In Midst Of Heavy Landscape
Cain Velasquez (7-0) has been flawless since making the transition from a two-time collegiate All-American wrestler at Arizona State to a top contender in the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight division, finishing all but one of his seven opponents in the Octagon.
UFC 110 Preview: Aussie Pioneers Chris Haseman, Elvis Sinosic Headline Preliminary Action
The UFC will tread into new waters on Saturday as the promotion will head to Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia for UFC 110. This will be the UFC's first foray "down under", and the card will feature a number of exciting fights that fans won't want to miss.
Exclusive: Claude Patrick on his way to the UFC, likely for UFC 115
The UFC is in the process of securing one of the fastest rising prospects in Canada as FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently been able to discover that Claude Patrick is in negotiations to become the newest addition to the promotion’s talent-filled roster.
Tim Sylvia: I can't fight Wes Sims at Adrenaline MMA because the commission said 'he sucks'
The former UFC Heavyweight Champion tweeted the update earlier this morning. "Damm u guys know more about me then I do they said he sucks. So I can't fight him cause it's a mismatch." Ohio Athletic Commission executive director Bernie Profato today confirmed with MMAmania.com that Sims was indeed shot down for the proposed bout -- but that former UFC heavyweight Brandon Lee Hinkle was given the green light to compete.
Josh Barnett: Stop the BS and come correct if you want to see me fight
"My issue is only with California. I can fight anywhere in the world and any state in the Union ... as soon as any promotion out there stops bullshittin' and comes correct, that's all. Now if they want me to fight, all they gotta do is step up to the plate, throw me an opportunity and don't put something in front of me that's a slap in my face or ridiculous. I've talked to [Strikeforce] but I'm not really gonna get too much into that."
Shonie Carter Picks Up A Win At CFX Fight Night
-Nate Schut def. Derrick Abrahms – Submission (Strikes) 1:43 Rd 1 -Chaz Haag def. Andy “The Bandit” Selvig – Submission (Strikes) 1:44 Rd 1 -Shonie “Mr. International” Carter def. Derek Smith – Submission (Front Choke) 2:32 Rd 1 -Jeremy “The Landlord” Lang def. Gabe Wallbridge – Submission (Strikes) 1:15 Rd 1
Benavidez sees Torres in a familiar position, looks to surprise at WEC 47
Joseph Benavidez (11-1 MMA, 3-1 WEC) knows exactly how Miguel Torres (37-2 MMA, 5-1 WEC) feels.As the two prepare to meet on the main card of "WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz," Torres looks to recover from his first loss in nearly six years, and he's made no attempt to hide his intense desire to return to the win column.
With just five fights in his MMA career, Chad Mendes believes he's ready for WEC debut
Talk to anyone that knows featherweight Chad Mendes (5-0 MMA, 0-0 WEC), and they'll tell you that the 24-year-old Team Alpha Male fighter has great potential in the sport of MMA.But for Mendes, now just 17 months removed from his MMA debut, there will be no waiting around to develop in the sport's smaller organizations.
Ohio commission turns down Sims vs. Sylvia at "Adrenaline MMA IV" (Updated)
"The commission felt the fight was not going to be competitive at this time after comparing [Sims' and Sylvia's] records and the opponents both fighters had faced," Profato stated in an email response. "And even though it was 2004, Sylvia previously stopped Sims at 1:36 of the first round."
Eddie Alvarez to appear in EA Sports MMA video game!
I was listening to this interview today and right at the end when Eddie is giving his shoutouts he confirms he will be in the EA game! Yet another reason to buy both games :)!
Will UFC 110 Be the Last Hurrah for Mirko Cro Cop, Wanderlei Silva, Keith Jardine or Stephan Bonnar?
At UFC 110, four ... fighters could find themselves on the outside looking in. No longer relevent in a sport that changes and evolves like the wind, and yesterday's hero's turn into shells of their former selves almost overnight. I think UFC 110 will feature four fighters that are past the 'crossroads' in their career so to speak.
Quote of the Day: Alistair Overeem - "I Will Definitely Fight Fedor This Year"
"I will definitely fight Fedor this year. There's no doubt about it, unless he says no. I don't believe he will, but I’m a little worried about his managers. I'm sure he wants to fight, but I’m not sure people behind him do too."
Who Wants to Be a Bellator Ring Girl?
In a move that is just begging for their email inboxes to be filled with alarming nude photos (take it from someone who worked for an MMA org conducting a ring girl search, it happens more than you’d think), Bellator is asking interested applicants to send photos and resumes to their Chicago offices.
Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez meets Josh Neer in May "Super Fight" at 160 pounds
Bellator Fighting Championships lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez (19-2 MMA, 3-0 BFC) returns to action for the first time since an October win under the DREAM banner when he meets 10-time UFC veteran Josh Neer (27-9-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) in May.Bellator officials announced the new matchup today, though specifics on the date of the bout have to be released.
UFC 109 Draws 10,753 For $2.27 Million Gate
The NSAC has released the official attendance and live gate totals from UFC 109. UFC originally claimed 10,687 fans for a live gate of $2.27 million, they actually drew 10,753-7432 paid, 3321 comps, with 84 unsold tickets-for a live gate of $2.273 million.
New York Secretary of State Favors Regulating MMA
We should not minimize the economic impact of MMA matches, especially on the cities that host these events. At a 2007 MMA match in Columbus, Ohio, some 40 percent of attendees came from outside of the state. That means busy hotels, restaurants and downtowns.
Bitetti Combat 6: Paulo Filho vs Yuki Sasaki booked for Feb. 25
The Bitetti Combat 6 fight card continues to take shape with former WEC Middleweight Champion Paulo Filho (19-1) agreeing to meet Japanese stalwart Yuki Sasaki (22-16-1) on Feb. 25 in Brazil according to GracieMag.com.
For Renzo Gracie, "middle-age crisis" includes defending family's honor
At 42 years old, it's been more than two years since MMA pioneer Renzo Gracie (13-6-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has set foot in a cage.But this April, Gracie will debut for the UFC on the main card of "UFC 112: Invincible" in Abu Dhabi when he takes on UFC legend and future Hall-of-Famer Matt Hughes (43-7 MMA, 16-5 UFC).
Sengoku 12: Maximo Blanco vs 'Armbar Kim' confirmed for March 7
Lightweight King of Pancrase and former freestyle wrestling standout, Maximo "Maxi" Blanco (4-2-1) has been confirmed to square off with Korean submission artist, Chang Hyun Kim (15-5) at Sengoku 12 on March 7.Sengoku 12, the inaugural event under the new "Sengoku Raiden Championship" banner will take place at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, and the event will air on HDNet in North America.
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UFC Quick Quote: Stephan Bonnar ready to 'fight his a** off' on Feb. 21
"He’s a well-rounded veteran with a lot of experience. He’s a strong guy. I’ve got some stuff planned for him. I’ve got to do certain things when the time’s right and fight smart. It’s just as important as my last fight and probably just as important as all the ones that are yet to come. It’s do-or-die."