February 2010 MMA News Archive - Page 9
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UFC 110: Do you know who George Sotiropoulos is? He's a serious threat...
"I see this as a step up and I do see the difference between fighting on the undercard and the main card. I'm getting more exposure, and I can see that makes a huge difference. I haven't been fighting on main cards and obviously people are going to see you less. But I feel like I'm a complete fighter and I'm gaining momentum in the public's eye."
Grove vs. Munoz, Osipczak vs. Story added to UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi
Today, the UFC added two more bouts to the "UFC 112: Invincible" card, as Kendall Grove (11-6 MMA, 6-3 UFC) takes on Mark Munoz (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), while Nick Osipczak (5-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) meets Rick Story (9-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC).
Bisping Says Silva Has Plenty To Worry About
"I think in terms of an opponent, I do see a lot of similarities," Bisping told MMAWeekly Radio about Silva and Leben. "I'm sure there's going to be a lot of haters out there on the Internet laughing saying Wanderlei isn't Leben, and he's not. Wanderlei's a fantastic fighter and I do have a lot of respect for him, but in some respects they are very similar fighters. War Bisping - lock'd-n-load'd
Daley vs. Koscheck, Credeur vs. Lawlor official for UFC 113 in Montreal
"UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun II" continues to take shape, and two more bouts were today made official for the UFC's third trip to Montreal in three years.Paul Daley (23-8-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) vs. Josh Koscheck (14-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) and Tim Credeur (12-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. Tom Lawlor (6-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) were officially added to the UFC 113 schedule.
Akiyama Wants Silva In Japan But May Get Him In Vancouver
Yoshihiro Akiyama was supposed to return to UFC this weekend and face Wanderlei Silva in Australia, but he was left out when UFC chose Michael Bisping to face Silva instead. But according to sources in his camp, he may now get Silva-or Bisping depending on what happens this weekend-at UFC 115 in Vancouver if the winner remains healthy. But if that's not the case, Akiyama's hiatus since his UFC debut in summer could get even longer. And Akiyama wants Silva in Japan, but his camp says it won't work because of UFC's TV deal in Japan.
Dana White interview: In the UFC, Herschel Walker would die
You know what makes me crazy is the media attention it got. ESPN will cover Herschel Walker fighting when you got guys like George St. Pierre, Anderson Silva, Brock Lesnar, and B.J. Penn.
TUF 11 Exclusive: Nick Ring part of The Ultimate Fighter Season 11
Ring is an Intercontinental Muay Thai champion, as well as being one of only four finalists during the PRIDE FC United States tryouts that were held several years ago. Nick currently holds an undefeated record of 10-0 with seven decisive stoppages in his ten bouts as a professional. Ring joins Costa Phillipou, Chris Camozzi, Kyacey Uscola, Kyle Noke, Victor O’Donnell, Cleburn Walker, Warren Thompson, Charles Blanchard, Charley Lynch and Kris McCray as middleweights FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently been able to pin down as participants for the upcoming installment of The Ultimate Fighter.
Although focused on 135-pound title, Strikeforce's Sarah Kaufman open to 145 pounds
In a perfect world, Kaufman will defeat the Japanese fighter at the organization's sixth Challengers event, extend her perfect record to 11-0, claim Strikeforce's first-ever women's bantamweight title, and then successfully defend her title a few times.
Guns Blazing: MMAmania UFC 110 interview exclusive with Chris 'Lights Out' Lytle
Mixed martial arts veteran Chris Lytle will step back inside the Octagon on February 21 on the undercard of UFC 110 with another slugfest in mind. Sydney, Australia will be the backdrop for what will be Lytle's fiftieth professional fight in a career chock full of ups and downs.
Ken Shamrock On His Dad, Career, And UFC Fray
When not in training, Shamrock stays busy with his family, making personal appearances, and the new Lion’s Den facility in Reno, Nev. And yet, he’s only scratching the surface of his continued drive towards success.
Mike Pyle vs. Jesse Lennox in the works for UFC 115 in Vancouver
A welterweight matchup between Mike Pyle (19-6-1 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Jesse Lennox (11-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will take place in June at UFC 115.
WEC 47 weigh-ins to coincide with Arnold Sports Festival on March 6
To tap into the thousands of sports fans already in town, World Extreme Cagefighting officials have opted to hold weigh-ins for next month's WEC 47 event in conjunction with the Arnold Sports Festival.
Thiago Alves done with drama, ready to knock out Jon Fitch at UFC 111
Alves (16-6 MMA, 9-3 UFC), who attempts to avenge a 2006 loss to Fitch (21-3 MMA, 11-1 UFC) next month at UFC 111, had a good chat with mom in Fortaleza, Brazil, after welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre beat him this past July at UFC 100 and internal strife at American Top Team pulled him in two directions.
Phil Davis makes quick return, meets Alexander Gustafsson on UFC 112 prelims
Despite some concerns about his availability due to a possible shoulder injury, Phil Davis (5-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) apparently received encouraging MRI results and has agreed to fight fellow light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in April at UFC 112. Sources close to the event confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the bout is in the process of being finalized for the night's preliminary card. Gustafsson mentioned the fight in an official blog posting earlier today. The bout was first reported as a possibility by MMAFrenzy.com over the weekend.
Din Thomas Plans MMA Welcome For Mayorga
Former UFC lightweight contender Din Thomas has been on a roll. Since bidding farewell to the UFC and the 155-pound class in early 2008, the American Top Team product has gone 3-0 as a featherweight, most recently earning a second-round TKO over Dustin Pague on Jan. 8 of this year.
Quality of Competition at the Core of Debate Over Bobby Lashley's Next Fight
The interesting questions revolve around why Lashley is suddenly wanting to springboard his career into an area in which he's likely not experienced enough to handle. Fedor Emelianenko is the top of the mountain for any heavyweight in the world, yet Lashley wants to take the leap despite his best win coming against Bob Sapp, Jason Guida, or Wes Sims.
After learning from others' mistakes, UFC 112's Frankie Edgar prepping for champ B.J. Penn
"The fighter that I am will present a challenge for B.J.," Edgar recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I'm just a little bit different with the way I approach my stand-up and my wrestling ability."
Keith Jardine and Mirko Cro Cop Expecting Stand-up Battles
"Ben Rothwell is a big guy, much bigger and taller than I am," Cro Cop said. "He is very tough as well. But I am ready. He is very good with ground and pound, but I am not worried about this. I am ready if it goes to the ground. But I do not think it will go to the ground. I think this will be a stand-up battle, the Fight of the Night."
UFC strikes licensing deal with Fathead, lifesize UFC posters to be released
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has struck a deal with Fathead and will produce a series of lifesize posters of UFC fighters, the companies today announced. Fathead, founded in 2005, produces more than 600 officially licensed life-size wall graphics of athletes and logos from a variety of sports leagues and teams. Aside from a "Fathead Jr." poster that features UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn, Fathead has never offered MMA- or UFC-related products.
UCMMA To Implement Blood Testing In U.K.
“As the U.K.’s biggest promotion, we are proud to lead the way in fighter safety. Fighters will have to produce their blood test results at the weigh-in, with test results being no older than one month,” said UCMMA founder Dave O’Donnell.