March 2009 MMA News Archive
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Miller-Browning nearly go at it ... Jensen not cleared, fight canceled
The most heated fight on the card almost saw Cole Miller slap Junie Browning during their face off. Ryan Jensen was looking for his first win in the UFC but when he disclosed to the Tennesse Athletic Commission that he had used the drug Adderall, his fight against Steve Steinbeiss was canceled.
UFC Fight Night 18 weigh-ins: live and official results
All fighters made weight except for Gleison Tibau and Jeremy Stephens which will be at a catchweight of 158lbs. Neither Steinbeiss nor Jensen weighed in.
Sengoku 8: FWGP Matchups Announced
World Victory Road today announced all 4 matchups for it's Featherweight GP Quarterfinals to be held at Sengoku 8 on 5/2. The promotion also announced or confirmed 3 non-GP fights for the card.
Jacaré back in action at Dream 9
Few months after the middleweight tournament, Ronaldo “Jacaré” Souza will be back in action at Dream. According to the fighter, he’ll fight at Dream 9, which takes place in Japan on May 26th.
UFC ANNOUNCES TUF 9 FINALE, GUIDA VS. SANCHEZ
The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Monday officially announced the headlining match for The Ultimate Fighter Season 9 finale, which will take place Saturday, June 20 from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, live on Spike TV.
Rousimar Palhares v. Alessio Sakara at ufc 99
The card continues to grow for UFC 99 in Germany, as Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares will return for a middleweight match-up against American Top Team fighter Alessio Sakara. The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Monday by sources close to the fight
Versus Close To Long-Term Extension With WEC
Although the deal isn't done yet, the cable network Versus and WEC are closing in on at least a 2-year extension of their contract. The deal also will ilkely give versus.com the rights to air prelim fights that do not air on TV as part of WEC events.
Sengoku 8: Phan vs. Omigawa In FWGP Round 2
According to Nam Phan, he will face former UFC fighter Michihiro Omigawa at Sengoku 8 on May 2. The fight, expected to be announced this week, is one of 4 fights in the quarterfinals of Sengoku's Featherweight GP scheduled for the 5/2 card.
Q&A with Dan Henderson, speaks on Bisping, Silva/Franklin, and more.
Henderson stopped by the forums for an unannounced question and answer session, and had a lot of interesting things to say regarding his opponents, Bisping's comments towards him, the differences between the UFC and Pride, and more.
Wand Breaks Down Liddell-Shogun
“… I told him: Liddell is not Coleman. He is an aggressive guy, has heavy hands and does not give up. If he hits you on the chin, probably a KO. Shogun has a very aggressive style and has to be in very good shape, with much cardio, because he doesn’t stop. He goes with punches, kicks, knees and takedowns. With him there’s no asking to stop. So he has to give good attention to the cardio because his style requires much cardio. He is a very talented guy, but age comes for everyone, including him. Then with time he will realize that nowadays we … must have a higher preparation. The guys are always getting better here. Shogun is a guy who can win the belt soon. He is in the front of the line. I believe in him. I think he’ll have a great performance against Liddell. I would not be surprised if he knocks him out or submits him. If he gets a takedown, I think it ends in the second round by submission.” Wanderlei Silva has faith that his former Chute Box training partner and good friend, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, will finish former light heavyweight champion, Chuck Liddell, when the pair collide at UFC 97: “Redemption” from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on April 18. Shogun has battled injuries, as well as serious fatigue, in his two performances inside the Octagon since coming over from Pride FC to much fan fare in late 2007. He has certainly not lived up to the hype as the best 205-pound fighter in the world, losing to Forrest Griffin via submission in his debut and having trouble putting away what should have been a very overmatched Mark Coleman earlier this year. Rua needs to prove that he can hang with the big cats in the UFC. And an impressive win over “Iceman” would do just that.
MATT HAMILL VS BRANDON VERA SET FOR UFC 101
A light heavyweight match-up between Brandon Vera and Matt Hamill is in the works for UFC 101 on Aug. 8 in Philadelphia. A source close to the fight confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com, with *********** first reporting its possibility. While contracts have yet to be signed, the fighters have agreed to the bout and are expected to make it official in the coming days.
Kawajiri vs. Cavalcante Set for DREAM 9
"Two-time K-1 Hero's champion Gesias "JZ" Cavalcante has agreed to face off with Japanese stalwart Tatsuya Kawajiri at Dream 9 on May 26, according to sources in Cavalcante’s American Top Team camp."
Sylvia-Mercer Bout Moved to Alabama
The proposed Tim Sylvia-Ray Mercer boxing match that the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board refused to sanction has apparently found a new home.
UFC 102: Maia vs. Silva-Leites Winner?
According to sources close to Demian Maia, he is going to be next in line for a UFC Middleweight Title shot against the Anderson Silva-Thales Leites winner. No official date set but the date Maia's camp is expecting would likely put it at UFC 102.
UFC lightweight Roger Huerta waiting for the call to fight his "last fight"
Popular UFC lightweight Roger Huerta - the first mixed martial artist to ever grace the cover of Sports Illustrated - hasn't been mentioned much in recent months. After declining to renew his contract with the UFC in January, Huerta said in the most recent episode of HDNet's "Inside MMA" that he's been stuck waiting by the phone. "To be honest I'm just waiting for that phone call," Huerta said.
Penn: We Plan On Making This Fight Happen At UFC 101
Accordint to a recent post on BJ Penn's official website, Penn has verbally agreed to defend his UFC Lightweight Title against Kenny Florian at UFC 101 and intends to sign the paperwork sometime today. Penn's camp also says Florian has signed the paperwork already.
Report: Gamburyan vs. Franchi At WEC 41
Former UFC LIghtweight and TUF 5 runner-up Manny Gamburyan, making a drop to Featherweight, likely will make his 145 debut at WEC 41 against John Franchi.
K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 in Yokohama Results
Mitsugu Noda def. Yang Rae Yoo via Unanimous Decision K-1 Heavyweight Title Tournament Bouts Keijiro Maeda def. Melvin Manhoef via KO (Punch) at 2:01 of Round 1 Gokhan Saki def. Tyrone Spong via KO (Punch) at 1:57 of Ext. Round Semmy Schilt def. Hesdy Gerges via Unanimous Decision Ewerton Teixeira def. Jerome Le Banner via Split Decision (2nd Ext. Round) Glaube Feitosa def. Junichi Sawayashiki via KO (Punch) at 0:47 of Round 2 Peter Aerts def. Errol Zimmerman via Unanimous Decision (Ext. Round) K-1 Heavyweight Title Tournament Final Keijiro Maeda def. Gokhan Saki via Majority Decision (Ext. Round) Keijiro Maeda becomes the second K-1 Heavyweight Champion! Remy Bonjasky def. Alistair Overeem via Unanimous Decision (30-28 x 3) Figured I'd add this considering Overeem and Manhoef's inclusions on the card.
Submitted Mar 28, 2009 8:15AM by lohmann - 20 comments
Filed under: K-1 / K-1 Hero's, Other Combat Sports
Exclusive early look at 'UFC Undisputed 2009'
Detailed look at the controls, game modes, and basics of the game.
Akihiro Gono released from the UFC, now in negotiations with Sengoku
The UFC has decided to part ways with PRIDE FC veteran Akihiro Gono following his decision loss to Jon Fitch at UFC 94 in January. The loss was Gono’s second consecutive loss in the UFC and it dropped his overall record with the company to 1-2.