Tito ready to show he's still a contender
Tito Ortiz has been under scrutiny his entire career. From his hold out to fighting Chuck Liddell to his boxing match with Dana White that never happened, he is always a controversial figure in the sport of mixed martial arts. Being controversial is what got the ‘Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ to be one of the biggest stars in UFC history.
Irish Pride: Dustin Hazelett vs. Stevie Lynch
When Dustin Hazelett first found out he was fighting Stevie Lynch he wasn't sure what to think. This was mainly due to the fact that Lynch has only had four pro fights in his career to date. That isn't to so say Lynch isn't talented. He impressively won all four fights by either submission or TKO.
Jason MacDonald - Hard Lessons Lead to ‘Victory’
It’s one of the fight game’s oldest clichés, but also one of it’s truest: you learn more from a loss than you ever will from a win. Of course, no undefeated fighter believes this adage, and when he’s running along and taking people out with little difficulty, losing is the furthest thing from his mind.
ED "SHORT FUSE" HERMAN READY TO EXPLODE
Saturday night, the UFC continues its global expansion when it hosts its first ever show in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Headlined by a match between former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin and rising star Yushin Okami, the event will take place at the Odyssey Arena. Also scheduled to appear is Ultimate Fighter 3 runner-up Ed Herman. On the undercard, “Short Fuse” will face Scott Smith in middleweight action.
Let’s Play Three - Fisher Gets Even with Stout in Instant Classic
They were lightweights on the scale only. When the bell rang tonight at the Seminole Hard Rock Live Arena, and for the next 15 minutes of torrid give and take, Spencer Fisher and Sam Stout were heavyweights in heart, determination, and relentless action, and when it was all said and done, Fisher had scored a unanimous three round decision victory to even his series with Stout at one apiece and set the stage for a rubber match that would be welcomed by any mixed martial arts fan.
Quinton Jackson: PRIDE Officials Offered a Bonus for Loss
Recently crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson claims that PRIDE Fighting Championships officials offered him a $2,000 bonus if he would lose his July 2001 PRIDE debut to popular Japanese fighter Kazushi Sakuraba by knockout or technical submission.
UFC Fight Night Weigh-In Results
Sam Stout (155.5) vs Spencer Fisher (154)
Roan Carneiro (170.5) vs Jon Fitch (170.5)
Jordan Radev (184.5) vs Drew McFedries (185)
Jason Black (155.5) vs Thiago Tavares (156)
Forrest Petz (169.5) vs Luigi Fioravanti (170.5)
Tamdan McCrory (169.5) vs Pete Spratt (170.5)
Jeff Cox (155) vs Gleison Tibau (155.5)
Anthony Johnson (170) vs Chad Reiner (171)
Luke Caudillo (156) vs Nate Mohr (155.5)
Tom Murphy’s Fight Dropped from UFC 72
Tom Murphy’s fight has been dropped from the UFC 72 fight card, and Saturday’s pay-per-view event in Belfast, Ireland will now feature just eight bouts.
Murphy made the announcement on his Web site today. Additionally, the UFC has removed the fight from UFC.com.
Reports: Crocop to Face Kongo At UFC 75.
Posted by UFC Junkie on June 11, 2007 at 8:39 am ET
UFC heavyweight Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (22-5-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will look to get back into the title picture when he faces Cheick Kongo (10-3-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) at UFC 75 in London.
Numerous reports have made mention of the rumored bout. The possibility of the fight was first reported by www.groundandpound.de, a German Web site.
UFC 75 takes place Sept. 8, possibly at London’s O2 Arena. The night’s main event features PRIDE welterweight and middleweight champion Dan Henderson vs. recently crowed UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson. UFC president Dana White recently stated that both organizations’ 205-pound belts will be on the line. (PRIDE’s middleweight division is 205 pounds.)
Filipovic suffered a devastating KO loss to Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 70 in April. The former PRIDE champion was acquired by the UFC earlier this year and posted a successful TKO victory over Eddie Sanchez in his debut at UFC 67 in February. He entered UFC 70 as a large favorite over Gonzaga but lasted less than one round with the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt fighter.
Kongo made his UFC debut at UFC 61 with a first-round TKO over Gilbert Aldana. He picked up another win (first-round KO via knee) over Christian Wellisch at UFC 62 but lost to Carmelo Marrero via split decision at UFC 64. He most recently defeated bootyliciousuerio Silva via majority decision at UFC 70. Kongo’s ground game was heavily criticized after the fight.
Despite a recent influx of talent in the UFC’s heavyweight division, the Filipovic-Kongo fight could have major — if not immediate — effects on future title shots.
For the latest UFC 75 fight card, check out the UFC Rumors section of UFCjunkie.com.