July 2007 MMA News Archive - Page 5
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Interview with Fedor's striking coach Aleksander Vasilievich
Pretty good read, although nothing is mentioned specifically about Fedor's status with the UFC
Dopey: CSAC Releases Drug Testing Results
Twenty-eight fighters licensed by California have violated the state's anti-doping policy from March 31 through July 6 of this year, the California State Athletic Commission revealed Wednesday. Of those caught for various steroid and drugs-of-abuse violations, over 71 percent came from mixed martial arts, this despite 14 fewer cards than boxing and kickboxing combined.
Replacements Named for IFl Semi-Finals
Among the changes...Fabio Leopoldo and Jay Hieron are out and Adam DiSabato will replace Chris Horodecki. Also two Preliminary bouts were made.
Josh Barnett talks UFC relationship
A short interview with Josh Barnett about his current contract and how he feels about UFC and Dana White. Sounds like Josh Barnett wants to be a UFC fighter again...
Ortiz "It looked like my hand skimmed the fence"
You know I really had time to actually look at it and watch the fight itself. I fought a great fight outside the one time when they took the point off and they showed I grabbed the fence. It looked like my hand skimmed the fence. Rashad ended up taking me down anyway and that's when I got a guillotine submission on him. He ended up being saved by the round. So I kind of question that a little bit. Did I really grab the fence when they took the point away? Because the very first time, yea I grabbed the fence I admitted to that. It was a mistake on my part and it was a reaction. But the overall fight, I fought a fairly aggressive fight.
Mir-Hardonk Added to UFC 74 Card
Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir returns to the Octagon for the first time in nine months when he takes on dangerous Antoni Hardonk in a bout on August 25th’s UFC 74 card at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rumor- Mike Swick VS Jonathan Goulet st UFN 11
Following his loss to Yushin Okami at UFC 69 in Houston, Texas, Mike Swick decided to make the move from the middleweight division down to the welterweight division. Rumors have been swirling about a rematch with Chris Leben, but the situation took a bizarre turn when Jonathan Goulet started a thread in the MMAWeekly SoundOff Forum yesterday titled, "Wanna Fight."
SHOGUN VS... FORREST GRIFFIN NOT MACHIDA!
Master Rudimar Fedrigo confirmed us that Mauricio Shogun will face Forrest Griffin at UFC 76, that is schedule for September 22, at UFC 76.
Cub Swanson VS Jens Pulver at Sep. 5th WEC
Up-and-coming featherweight Cub Swanson signed his contract Sunday to face former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver at Sept. 5’s World Extreme Cagefighting event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Word of the bout – Pulver's first since his second-round submission loss to BJ Penn at “The Ultimate Fighter 5” Finale in June – was announced today on TAGG RADIO. The fight will also mark Pulver's debut with the WEC.
Nate Diaz Likely to Face Junior Assuncao at UFC Fight Night 11
Junior Assuncao (5-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) is expected to fight on the UFC Fight Night 11 card on Sept. 19 — most likely against The Ultimate Fighter 5 winner Nate Diaz (6-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) has learned.
Say it Ain't So, Royce! Notes on a Scandal
Here is the man, lean, lithe, and stoic. In a field of eight, he's a physical anomaly, with shoulders as narrow as his hips; a bulky pair of white pajamas conceals a set of pipe-cleaner arms.
UFC 75: Champion VS Champion free on spike TV
New York, NY, July 16, 2007 -- Spike TV will telecast “UFC 75: Champion vs. Champion,” its most star-studded fight card ever, including the network’s first-ever UFC® title fight, a unification bout between UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and PRIDE’s 205-pound Champion Dan “Hollywood” Henderson, on Saturday, September 8 at 9:00 PM ET/PT (same day tape) from The O2 Arena in London, England. UFC 75 also features a major heavyweight battle with international superstar Mirko “Cro Cop” when he takes on France’s Cheick Kongo. As a special feature, England’s own and “The Ultimate Fighter® 3” Light Heavyweight Champion Michael “The Count” Bisping takes on fellow “The Ultimate Fighter 3” cast member Matt “The Hammer” Hamill. More here:
Mike Swick Says Chris Leben Is Out of UFN 11
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Roger Huerta fighting at UFC 74 Opponent Named Inside
Rising UFC lightweight star Roger Huerta (18-1-1) today informed UFCmania.com that he will face Alberto Crane (8-0) at UFC 74 on August 25 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lindland Back at 185
Matt "The Law" Lindland has fought most of his career as a middleweight, but has recently been moving up in weight class competing as a light heavyweight and a heavyweight.
Nate Diaz to Return at UFC Fight Night 11
Nate Diaz (6-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC), fresh off his win over Manny Gamburyan at The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale, will put his recently won UFC contract to good use at UFC Fight Night 11 on Sept. 19. His opponent has not yet been named.
wandy/chuck maybe? why rashad/tito 2 so soon and ultimate fighter @ primetime?
Another Source Claims UFC 75 Will Air Free On Spike TV
UFC 75, featuring the light heavyweight unification bout between UFC champion Quinton Jackson and Pride titleholder Dan Henderson, will air free on Spike TV. That'd be amazing. CC vs Kongo, Bisping vs Hamill, and Rampage v Henderson for free? I'll take it.
Masakatsu Funaki signs with K-1
Incredible news, the legendary Funaki is coming back to the fight game after a seven year layoff...
Joe Lauzon To Train With Team Penn In Hawaii!!
Soon Lauzon will be heading to Hawaii and BJ Penn’s team for a week to get acclimated. If that works out, he will train for his next fight there, and if all goes well then, he will look to become an adopted son of the beautiful pacific island state for a year or two. This is a great sign and a great step for Lauzon IMO. I'm extremely excited about this news as hes just gonna get better which means trouble for the LW division.