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March 2008 MMA News Archive - Page 5

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Gilbert Yvel going to train with Randy Couture
During Fedor's seminar in the Netherlands M-1 Mixfight Alexander Shuldyakov (Head of Information Department) and Mix Fight M-1 - Mixed Martial Arts Editor Michael Mazur got an opportunity of catching up with Gilbert Yvel, famous Dutch MMA fighter with 45 bouts. Extreme efficiency of his vicious fists and kicks is proven with 28 (T)KOs in his 32 victories. Gilbert shared his thoughts about the upcoming fight against fellow Dutchman Alistair Overeem in this short interview
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 4:20PM by Porch28 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
RR Star - Local Mixed Martial Arts fighter to showcase talent in Las Vegas
Ryan Stonitsch might not feel it, but the pressure will be there when he steps Wednesday onto the big stage in Las Vegas for his first World Extreme Cagefighting match. That’s just how it is when you’re the first local to get a big-time Mixed Martial Arts fight outside of the Midwest. “Oh, I feel it. I know there’s a whole lot of fighters from around Rockford watching to see how I do. This could be a chance to show everybody out there in Vegas, and in MMA, that guys from Rockford need to be reckoned with,” said the 31-year-old Stonitsch who is part of Wednesday’s WEC eight-bout card inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. I wish him the best, I used to live around the Rockford area and I'll be rooting for him. Looks to have the skill set to stop Alex. Should be a good fight!
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 3:25PM by wolfman - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC
Marine aims to add WEC title to Silver Star
Calling World Extreme Cagefighting's Brian Stann battle-tested is misleading. In one way, he isn't. And in another, more profound way, he is. At 5-0, Stann's victories have come in the first round either by knockout or TKO. He hasn't exactly been challenged. But in his day job, Stann knows what it is like to fight when the stakes are life and death.
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 3:05PM by RMFG_187 - 4 comments
Filed under: WEC
Ed Ratcliff – Bringing the Heat to Vegas Tonight
Yeah, “9mm” is a cool nickname, one of the best in mixed martial arts today. But when you find out why WEC lightweight contender Ed Ratcliff used to be called “The Blade”, it’s even more impressive. “I do a front flip and come down with an axe kick to the body,” laughs Ratcliff of the move performed on a prone opponent when usually leg kicks suffice as an offensive weapon. “We call that the sling blade.” Wow. Pretty impressive. But has he ever pulled it off in a fight? “Twice,” he said. “I missed once but I landed it on the next guy.”
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 3:04PM by RMFG_187 - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC
Din Thomas: Design of a Decade
n October of this year, Din Thomas officially makes ten years as a mixed martial arts magician. Within that time the UFC has changed hands, sparked popular culture interest and landed its flag in the heart of the Queen’s land. Names have brightened and interchangeably waned dim with some being lost in history’s rear view. For these reasons, fans celebrate the athletes who have sacrificed tirelessly to remain relevant through the years. Din Thomas, a stalwart survivor, is now the reluctant picture of such celebrated longevity.
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 3:02PM by RMFG_187 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
WEC Officially Announces Faber-Pulver Title Fight
WEC today officially announced WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber vs. former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver for the title on June 1 at WEC 34. WEC also announced that Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres makes his first defense on the card.
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 1:28PM by DCRage - 24 comments
Filed under: WEC
Cool Dana interview
Dana talks about the Shamrocks, more UFC in Canada, Kimbo, Tito and what he loves and hates about his job. Its a pretty cool interview and he still seams to have respect for Randy. Not a bad word to say about him when questioned!
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 11:40AM by SmileR - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
MIke Kyle Vs Wayne Cole added to EliteXc card
A bout featuring heavyweights Mike Kyle and Wayne Cole has been scheduled to replace a postponed EliteXC welterweight title match between Jake Shields and Drew Fickett that had been planned for Saturday’s co-promoted card by Strikeforce and EliteXC.
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 10:12AM by Porch28 - 9 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
EliteXC Signs Paul Bradley
Elite Xtreme Combat has signed two-time All-American wrestler Paul Bradley to a contract, ProElite.com (SamCaplan.ProElite.com) has confirmed through Bradley’s manager, Mike Camp. Terms of the contract and a possible debut date for Bradley are not yet known.
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 10:05AM by Porch28 - 1 comment
Filed under: EliteXC
Gilbert Melendez ready to make his mark
Suffering the first loss of his professional career in December 2007, Gilbert Melendez has been chomping at the bit to get back into competition. After multiple opponent changes, the current Strikeforce lightweight champion is ready to face Gabe Lemley on March 29 in San Jose, Calif.
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 10:02AM by Porch28 - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce
Cung Le Article
Cung Le held a media event today at his new gym in Milpitas, CA to promote his up coming fight against Frank Shamrock on March 29th for the Strikeforce middleweight title. The event consisted of a light work out and then a brief interview session with the local media outlets.
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 10:00AM by Porch28 - 0 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
Monte Cox talks Fedor and more
Monte Cox, the President and CEO of M-1 Global, joined "The Savage Dog Show" on the Sherdog Radio Network Monday to discuss the company's rumored dissolution and the status of prized heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko.
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 5:36AM by telnights - 3 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global, MMA Personalities, Interviews
New Interview With Fedor Emelianenko (Long but a good read)
Fedor Emelianenko recently sat down for a very candid interview with Sport Express.ru. Fightline.com was able to obtain a wonderful translation of the article which appeared on the Sherdog forums. Enjoy. The Best Fighter in the world in Chuck Norris version. (They mean Chuck Norris here as an org, like UFC. Doesn't make much sense in English, I know; but they're trying to make a joke in Russian). We missed our Tula train - so Fedor Emelianenko had to wait for us near the Kursk station entrance. He was wearing worn out jeans and a funny hat - nobody recognized him. Legend of legends. One of the most mystical personalities in the sports world: in Mixed Martial Arts, Emelianenko, the first Russian world champion, doesn't know defeat. And each fight, according to rumors, adds half a million dollars to his bank account.
Submitted Mar 26, 2008 1:39AM by Bemin - 9 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global
Believe It Or Not! Butterbean Wants Kimbo
They don’t want to fight me, I hit too hard! Kimbo doesn’t want to fight anybody that can knock him out and I’m the man that can do it. Kimbo doesn’t want to fight anybody that can hit and I can definitely hit.” Butterbean also says he can take Kimbo’s punches. Sadly, this is a fight that could actually happen and no one — real MMAers, at least — wants to see it. Place your bets now: does Butterbean last longer than Tank Abbott did? Full Butterbean interview
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 11:12PM by SmileR - 31 comments
Filed under: EliteXC
Toe-to-toe with Doug "The Rhino" Marshall
I got a chance to interview WEC light-heavyweight champion Doug "The Rhino" Marshall last week. He is a very interesting character. We talked about his upcoming fight against Brian Stann, how he got started in MMA, his family, his childhood, his inspiration for fighting and how he transformed himself from a street-fighter into a mixed martial artist. To check out the entire interview, click this link:
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 9:31PM by PunchyMcGee - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
Official WEC Weigh-In Results
WEC Weigh-In Results 03/25/2008 Official Weigh-in Results - WEC: Marshall vs Stann Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada VERSUS 9pm ET / 6pm PT Main Event – WEC Light Heavyweight Championship Brian Stann (204) vs Doug Marshall (204) Ed Ratcliff (155) vs Marcus Hicks (156) Bryan Baker (184) vs Chael Sonnen (186) Steve Cantwell (203) vs Tim McKenzie (203) Hiromitsu Miura (170) vs Blas Avena (170) John Alessio (170) vs Brock Larson (171) Sergio Gomez (156) vs Richard Crunkilton (156) Ryan Stonitsch (171) vs Alex Serdyukov (169) Chris Manuel (136) vs Kenji Osawa (134) Scott Harper (186) vs Logan Clark (186)
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 8:45PM by RMFG_187 - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC
Chris 'Lights Out' Lytle vs. Josh Koscheck rumored for UFC 86
found it listed in the rumors section good match up... if koscheck wants to stand with him
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 7:40PM by ufc88 - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
Jensen to Replace Santos at Strikeforce/EliteXC
Former UFC fighter Ryan Jensen will replace (11-3) Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos (16-11) and will fight Joey Team Jackson product Joey Villasenor (24-6) at this weekend's Strikeforce/EliteXC show Strikeforce Vice President Mike Afromowitz confirmed the late replacement.
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 7:03PM by juanez13 - 6 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, StrikeForce
IFL is back on TV
The International Fight League (OTC.BB: IFLI) and Fox Sports Net (FSN) announced today that the IFL's weekly, one-hour "Fight Night" show will begin its 2008 run on Saturday, April 19, at midnight local time. The show, which will begin with the IFL World Grand Prix finals from December 29, will run in that time slot through mid-July, a slot which will give the IFL limited preemptions on the FSN regional network in a spot that is key for the demo that follows the sport.
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 6:51PM by Porch28 - 3 comments
Filed under: IFL
Randy Couture's Attempt at Lawsuit Dismissal Fails
Not Looking Good for Randy
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 6:35PM by juanez13 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
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