July 2007 MMA News Archive - Page 8
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I have heard that Nick Diaz has signed with Pro Elite.
Sean VS BJ at UFC 78
Champion Sean Sherk vs. B.J. Penn (for lightweight title)
Anderson VS Rich at UFC 77
Champion Anderson Silva vs. Rich Franklin (for middleweight title)
UFCjunkie.com Exclusive: Jeremy Stephens Granted Temporary Leave from the UFC
Midwest fighter Jeremy Stephens (8-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who made a memorable but unsuccessful Octagon debut against Din Thomas at UFC 71, has been granted permission to fight in a smaller organization before returning to the UFC. UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) received the update from his camp today.
UFC Fight Night 11 Set to Air on Spike TV Sept. 20
As UFCjunkie.com (www.ufcjunkie.com) first reported over the weekend, a recently created UFC Fight Night event will take place in September. And more specifically, we now know that UFC Fight Night 11 is set for Thursday, Sept. 20.
Rashad Evans vs. Tito Ortiz II Set for Cincinnati’s UFC 77 Event
Despite two title fights and the Octagon debut of a former PRIDE heavyweight champion, it was Ortiz (15-5-1 MMA, 14-5-1 UFC) and Evans (10-0-1 MMA, 5-0-1 UFC) who remained the focus of this past weekend’s pay-per-view event. The former UFC light heavyweight champion and his undefeated opponent stole the headlines, secured top billing in the event’s marketing materials, and even became the focus of the night’s post-event press conference. During that media event, UFC president Dana White stated — rather definitively — that a rematch was imminent and that neither fighter would be booked for another event before the rematch takes place. As it turns out, the UFC wasted no time scheduling the date. UFC 77 takes place Oct. 20 at U.S. Bank Arena in downtown Cincinnati. The arena can accommodate approximately 17,000 spectators. Just like this past weekend, Evans vs. Ortiz II may steal some of the spotlight from what is supposed to be UFC 77’s real main event: current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva vs. Rich Franklin, who will meet in another anticipated rematch. In October 2006, Silva defeated then-champ Franklin with a first-round TKO to claim the middleweight championship. Franklin, a former Cincinnati high school math teacher, will look to reclaim his title in front of a hometown crowd.
Murilo Bustamante, Wanderlei Silva, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Pedro Rizzo are four of the greatest fighters to come from Brazil, and they will participate as the coaches of four respective Brazillian teams. The teams are: HURRICANE (Wanderlei Silva) 155 lb - Jean Silva 170 lb - Flávio Álvaro 185 lb - Rafael Sapo 205 lb - Rafael Monteiro 265 lb - André Mussi WILD FIRE (Murilo Bustamante) 155 lb - Luciano Azevedo 170 lb - Gerson Conceição 185 lb - Silmar Rodrigo 205 lb - Alexandre Cacareco 265 lb - Joaquim Mamute TSUNAMI (Pedro Rizzo) 155 lb - Leonardo Santos 170 lb - André Chatuba 185 lb - Mauricio Alonso 205 lb - Jair Sorriso 265 lb - Walter Broca AVALANCHE (Antonio Rogério Nogueira) 155 lb - Rafael Mantega 170 lb - Sergio Moraes 185 lb - Julio Cesar Field Almeida 205 lb - Erick Wanderlei 265 lb - Fábio Maldonado And the Card will be: August 11: Wild Fire (Bustamante) vs. Hurricane (Silva) 155 lb: Luciano Azevedo vs. Jean Silva 170 lb: Gerson Conceição vs. Flavio Alvaro 185 lb: Silmar Rodrigo vs. Rafael Sapo 205 lb: Alexandre Cacareco vs. Rafael Monteiro 265 lb: Joaquim Mamute vs. André Mussi September 29: Tsunami (Rizzo) vs. Avalanche (Nogueira) 155 lb: Leonardo Santos vs. Rafael Manteiga 170 lb: André Chatuba vs. Sérgio Moraes 185 lb: Mauricio Alonso vs. Julio Cesar Field 205 lb: Jair Sorriso vs. Erick Wanderlei 265 lb: Walter Broca vs. Fabio Maldonado
Evans vs Ortiz 2 @ UFC 77
Forty-eight hours after Rashad Evans and Tito Ortiz’s dramatic — and somewhat disappointing — draw at Saturday’s UFC 73 event, UFCjunkie.com has learned that their rematch will take Oct. 20 at the UFC 77 event that’s set for Cincinnati, Ohio. guess we'll see what happens
Fedor to make debut soon
The champ is coming Pride heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko has been rumored to be entering the UFC for a quite a few months now. White confirmed that Emelianenko's debut is imminent. "We are planning to have Fedor fighting in the UFC at the end of 2007 or early 2008," White said You have to scroll down alittle bit to see this part.
Ortiz vs Evans Rematch
Neither Tito Ortiz or Rashad Evans will face another opponent before they have a rematch later this year. The rematch is expected to happen this fall with The Star-Ledger in New Jersey speculating that it may happen at the UFC tentatively scheduled for November at Newark’s Prudential Center. While the rematch would surely be a welcome and solid addition to a PPV card there is speculation that the fight may headline a free Spike TV event. Since the original fight happened just days ago the details on the rematch will likely not be available for sometime although November or December appear to be the months the UFC is targeting for the rematch. What will happen when they fight again and who will win this time.
THE GREAT FIGHT NORTH
By Mike Doyle and Mike Russell (email@example.com) Welcome to The Great Fight North, The Fight Network’s weekly Canadian mixed martial arts news column featured here every Monday morning. This week, we have a recap of our lone Canadian representative’s UFC debut, as well as the latest UFC Canada news and the latest fight card announcements. Let’s jump in and see what’s happening around the country: Read the rest @-->
UFC 73 SALARIES AND ATTENDANCE FIGURES
Monday, July 09, 2007 - by Ken Pishna MMAWeekly has obtained the fighter salary information for the UFC 73: Stacked, which took place on Saturday, July 7 in Sacramento, Calif. The following figures are based on the fighter salary information that the Ultimate Fighting Championship is required by law to submit to the state athletic commissions. All figures provided by the California State Athletic Commission. Although MMA fighters do not have collective bargaining or a union, the fighters' salaries are still public record, just as with every other major sport in the United States. Any undisclosed bonuses that the UFC also pays its fighters, but does not disclose to the athletic commissions, are not included in the figures below. Read the rest @->
Dana White: Chuck Liddell Likely to Return in September
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell (20-4 MMA, 14-3 UFC), who suffered a first-round technical knockout to Quinton Jackson at UFC 71, will “probably” make his return to the Octagon in September, according to UFC president Dana White.
Josh Barnett Officially a Free Agent
Since Zuffa’s official purchase of Pride, many fighters have started popping up from the former Japanese powerhouse organization in new homes. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is in the UFC along with former Grand Prix winner Mauricio “Shogun” Rua who is expected to make his debut shortly. Paulo Filho will soon take his shot in the WEC and now one of the most sought after heavyweights in the world, Josh Barnett, is officially a free agent according to his blog on MySpace.
UFCjunkie.com Exclusive: Diego Sanchez vs. Jon Fitch at UFC 76
According to a , Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez is rumored to take on Jon Fitch at UFC 76 in Anaheim California on September 22. Sanchez is coming off his first ever MMA loss to Josh Koscheck at UFC 69. With this win Sanchez can re-establish himself again as a top contender in the welterweight division. Jon Fitch brings his thirteen fight winning streak and undefeated UFC record to take on Sanchez. Both fighters are in need of this big win to put themselves into title contention. Source
Noh Canada ......until 2008
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UFC Heading to Cincinnati on Oct. 20
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva against the former champ Rich Franklin would get his shot at redemption and it’ll come in his hometown of Cincinnati where he was the last time they both fight and rich got knockout. Who do you think will win this fight.
Sean Sherk Vs. BJ Penn for the title in November
Source: Beatdown Aperantly Sherk has officially stated that he will face Penn for the Lightweight championship in November.
Silva, Sherk Successfully Defend Titles at UFC 73; Ortiz foul costs him win
SACRAMENTO, July 7 – It was supposed to be one of Anderson Silva’s toughest tests,but instead, his win over respected challenger Nate Marquardt at the Arco Arena tonight proved to be one of his greatest victories, as he defended his UFC middleweight crown for the first time with a decisive first round TKO in the UFC 73 main event.Read the Rest @->
New Trevor Prangley interview!
Over at Bloodyknux.com on Yuki kondo- "He’s fought the best, but he’s never beat the best. In my opinion I’m one of the best at 185 pounds, and he’s going to lose to me too." http://www.bloodyknux.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27956 trevor talks about Baroni's loss against Frank sahrock, and his injuries, his upcoming match with Yuki Kondo, and the top end of the 185lb division.