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May 2009 MMA News Archive - Page 3

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Mousasi vs. Belfort Set For Affliction 3
(mmamania.com)
After beating Mark Hunt earlier today at DREAM 9, Gegard Mousasi revealed that he will make his US debut on August 1 at Affliction 3. He will face Vitor Belfort at a weight yet to be determined.
Submitted May 26, 2009 12:37PM by DCRage - 22 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
Jose Canseco loses MMA debut
(sports.yahoo.com)
to not surprise, Canseco lost his MMA debut in Japan to Hong Man Choi. To sum it up, steroid head Canseco threw some silly punches and kicks until he knocked himself off balance and fell to the ground. Choi then jumped on him and started some G n P punching forcing Canseco to tap out due to fear at 76 seconds into the 1st round I would like to see Canseco vs Fedor or someone who can just play with him and then literally knock his head off with 1 hit, or Cro Cop leg kick to shut Canseco up forever...but those guys are too good to even contemplate a fight with Canseco (DC Edit: Made link working link. Please read the guidelines for posting news items before posting, thanks)
Submitted May 26, 2009 11:20AM by tallica62 - 13 comments
Filed under: Dream
 
WEC 42 Moved Up To August 9
(blitzcorner.com)
MMA fans just got a double dose of big shows in early August. There are reports that WEC 42, originally scheduled for late August, has now been moved up to August 9 in Las Vegas according to the NSAC. That puts the WEC event, to be headlined by Miguel Torres vs. Brian Bowles, the day after UFC 101 in Philadelphia.
Submitted May 26, 2009 9:39AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC
 
Fight Biz: "Mask's" vision sets course for future of Tapout
(mmajunkie.com)
Charles Lewis Jr. always had been a visionary. Whether it was creating what's grown into a multi-million-dollar apparel company from the back of a pickup truck or spotting unlocked potential in an aspiring mixed martial artist, the man most knew as "Mask" instilled success in himself and those whose lives he touched. Along with co-founder Dan "Punkass" Caldwell and partner Timothy "Skyskrape" Katz, Lewis built Tapout into the most recognized clothing brand in MMA. And, he possessed a clear vision of the company's future.
Submitted May 25, 2009 11:28PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
 
Clay Guida Removed From UFC Undisputed 2009
(fightline.com)
Popular lightweight fighter, Clay Guida, was originally slated to be on the video game’s roster but had to be removed because of his hair. THQ had reportedly offered Guida money to cut his hair so that they could keep him in the game but Guida apparently turned down the offer.
Submitted May 25, 2009 4:48PM by Wolfenstein - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miguel Torres vs Brian Bowles set to headline WEC 42 on Aug. 9 in Las Vegas
(mmamania.com)
WEC Bantamweight Champion Miguel Torres and top undefeated challenger Brian Bowles will finally collide at WEC 42, which has been confirmed to take place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday, August 9. Earlier reports had pegged the show to go down on Aug. 16; however, MMAmania.com has been able to independently confirm the new date after seeing a report on NWI.com this morning.
Submitted May 25, 2009 1:00PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: WEC
 
Rory Markham vs TJ Grant planned for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 finale on June 20
(mmamania.com)
Hard hitting slugger Rory Markham (16-5) is set to do battle with UFC sophomore TJ Grant (14-2) in a welterweight match up at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 9 Finale at “The Pearl” at the Palms Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 20. MMAmania was informed of the bout by Grant’s camp earlier today.
Submitted May 25, 2009 12:59PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Official Dream 9 Weigh in Results
(demandmma.com)
Check out the official weigh in results and pictures for tomorrow's Dream 9 event, live on HDNet.
Submitted May 25, 2009 12:12PM by BrutalKnockOut - 13 comments
Filed under: Dream, General MMA
 
Initial "Strikeforce Challengers" event earns $81K gate
(mmajunkie.com)
Strikeforce's debut "Strikeforce Challengers" event, held May 15 in Fresno, Calif., drew 2,322 paid attendees for a live gate of $81,395. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) recently requested and received the official attendance figures from the California State Athletic Commission. The inaugural "Strikeforce Challengers" event took place at the Save Mart Center. The 16,000 seat arena was scaled down to 4,500 seats in preparation for the crowd size Strikeforce expects for its developmental series shows.
Submitted May 25, 2009 9:51AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
 
Dan Lauzon vs. Chris Horodecki planned for Affliction III in August
(mmajunkie.com)
A fight that was originally scheduled to take place at Affliction's January event has instead been arranged for the organization's as-yet-unannounced third show. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the event that lightweights Chris Horodecki (12-1) and Dan Lauzon (14-2) have agreed to meet at Affliction III. While official details have not been released, the organization's third show is expected to be held on Aug. 1 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Submitted May 25, 2009 9:49AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
Machida and Rampage to coach TUF 10?
(mmaweekly.com)
Now that Lyoto Machida has cemented himself as the #1 light heavyweight in the world, the next step for him is to defend his title, and possibly build his reputation with more fans all over the world. A natural step to build that bridge would seem to be placing Machida on the next season of the "Ultimate Fighter" reality show, and have him opposite his next opponent, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, who previously served on the show during season 7. UFC president Dana White was asked point blank if the coaches for the tenth season of the show had been picked, and while he was able to confirm they have been chosen, he wouldn't divulge any names. "I'm not going to tell you. We start filming on the 1st and there's a media day on like the 2nd or 3rd. All your questions will be answered then," White responded.
Submitted May 25, 2009 9:21AM by Ordep - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Laid Ground Work for Lyoto Machida vs Quinton Rampage Jackson in 2006
(bloodyelbow.com)
The victory on Saturday was a validation of his investment in the Machida's tactical, karate-based style, which drew early criticism from fans. "We bought the WFA to acquire his contract and Rampage's," added White. "I've always thought this kid was talented." Dana made that investment back at the end of 2006 and Rampage was already well-enough known to be part of the story when the purchase was made, but Lyoto was not.
Submitted May 24, 2009 11:06PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana Makes It Official: Rampage Gets Next Title Shot
(mmaweekly.com)
In a fight that will be announced soon, Dana White has confirmed that, as expected, Quinton Jackson will be the first challenger to new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Ryoto (Lyoto) Machida. Rampage actually was to have gotten the fight last night but injuries after UFC 96 forced him to sit it out.
Submitted May 24, 2009 7:00PM by DCRage - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Returns To Los Angeles In October
(mmajunkie.com)
At last night's UFC 98 post-fight press conference, Dana White announced UFC will make only it's second trip ever to Los Angeles on 10/24 for what could be UFC 104. The only prior UFC event held in LA to date is UFC 60, headlined by Matt Hughes vs. Royce Gracie.
Submitted May 24, 2009 8:57AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 98 Bonuses, Attendance, Live Gate
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC announced the bonuses of the night last night after UFC 98, with $60,000 going to each winner. They also claimed over 12,000 paid for the event for a $3.4 million gate.
Submitted May 24, 2009 8:56AM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former Owner of Premier Fighter Indicted
(mmapayout.com)
Forbes is reporting that the gentleman with ties to the MMA apparel line Premier Fighter has been indicted on multiple charges related to fraud, money laundering and other criminal activity: A federal grand jury has indicted a 37-year-old Nebraska man, alleging he operated a Ponzi scheme that caused investors to lose about $4 million from 2006 to 2008. Matthew Anselmo of Bellevue is accused of misappropriating investment and loan funds from 13 people to pay off previous investors and business debts, underwrite his gambling and buy a residence and vehicles. The 27-count indictment, announced Friday, also charges Anselmo with mail fraud, money laundering and possessing counterfeit checks with the intent to deceive other people. Anselmo was owner, operator and manager of M&M Marketing and Premier Fighter. Premier Fighter sold mixed martial arts-related apparel. There had been talk in MMA circles about Premier Fighter allegedly not paying fighters after the fighters wore Premier Fighter during their bouts during Anselmo’s ownership, with many threads on the UG detailing this. Premier Fighter had been distributed by Hitman Fight Gear (and therefore by TapouT) before Hitman parted ways with Premier during the Fall of last year. This indictment sounds like the other show dropping in relation to these earlier troubling reports.
Submitted May 24, 2009 8:25AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Miscellaneous
 
Paul Daley Vs Jay Hieron At Affliction:Trilogy In August (*UPDATED - Now OFFICIAL*)
(mmamania.com)
A fantastic welterweight match up between the last reigning Cage Rage and International Fight League (IFL) 170-pound champions, Paul “Semtex” Daley (21-8-2) and Jay “The Thoroughbred” Hieron (17-4), has been added to the Affliction 3 card, rumored for August 1 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. according to MMAFanhouse.
Submitted May 23, 2009 7:28PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: Affliction
 
Limp Bizkit booked for UFC 100 weekend, concert to stream on UFC.com
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship and the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino have further bolstered July's historic UFC 100 weekend with a Limp Bizkit concert. The rap-metal group performs on the eve of UFC 100, July 10, at Mandalay Bay Beach as part of its "Unicorns N' Rainbows" tour. Tickets for the concert go on sale May 29, and the show also airs live on UFC.com.
Submitted May 23, 2009 8:10AM by MMAcca - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Forrest Griffin Gets UFC's First 'Authentic Spirit' Award
(mmaweekly.com)
The UFC, in conjunction with Tequila Cazadores, awarded Forrest Griffin the first ever UFC Authentic Spirit Award. The award will be given to a UFC fighter monthly who exemplifies social responsibility, dedication to their art form and good sportsmanship. Griffin was announced as the recipient by UFC President Dana White at a media event held by the UFC, Tequila Cazadores and THQ at Tabu in the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Griffin was given the award for his work with the Wounded Warriors program, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors.
Submitted May 23, 2009 4:28AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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