November 2007 MMA News Archive - Page 9
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Sokoudjou fighting Lyoto Machida in UFC!
One of the best fighters of the category Light Heavyweight in the present time, the Brazilian Lyoto Machida will be the opponent of Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou in the UFC. Hot sources of the World Fight confirm that the fight will be announces in the next days. The Brazilians are chokeed with Sokoudjou, in the first semester of the year the african KO Rogério Minotouro and Ricardo Arona.
Friday’s Strikeforce Event Will Air Live on Yahoo! Sports
Strikeforce’s upcoming event will have a broadcast partner after all. Company executives today announced that Friday’s “Strikeforce: Four Men Enter, One Man Survives” event will be streamed live on MMAjunkie.com’s content-partner site, Yahoo! Sports.
Mike Swick Likely Fighting at UFC Fight Night 12
That didn’t take long. Just an hour ago MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) reported that UFC Fight Night 12 will take place Jan. 23. And we now appear to have our first addition to the card: “The Ultimate Fighter 1” cast member and former middleweight contender Mike Swick (10-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC
UFC in Talks with Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou
Former PRIDE fighter Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (4-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC), a top 205-pound fighter currently on the free agent market, is in talks with the UFC about a possible contract, but a rumored UFC 79 fight with Lyoto Machida (11-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) is far from official.The report comes from Dave Meltzer at Wrestling Observer.
On Fisher vs. Edgar
Jens Pulver won the UFC lightweight title on Feb. 23, 2001. The next day he met Spencer Fisher. At a seminar in Wilmington, N.C., Pulver and Pat Miletich encountered a 200-pound "animal" on the mat. "I just remember watching him roll," Pulver says. "He was getting after me, getting after Pat." Come on out to Iowa, they told him. Train full time with the best in the world. A few months later Fisher left the hills for the fields. In Iowa he would also leave 200 pounds for 155.
IFL Grand Prix Notes and More
IFL World Grand Prix Saturday, Dec. 29 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, Conn. IFL Featherweight Championship Wagnney Fabiano vs. LC Davis IFL Lightweight Championship Chris Horodecki vs. Shad Lierley IFL Welterweight Championship Delson Heleno vs. Jay Hieron IFL Middleweight Championship Benji Radach vs. Matt Horwich IFL Heavyweight Championship Antoine Jaoude vs. Roy Nelson Rory Markham vs. Dan Miller Tim Kennedy vs. Elias Rivera Alex Cook vs. Marcello Salazar The six winners in the International Fight League’s World Grand Prix, which will conclude on Saturday, Dec. 29 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., will be exempt from some team competitions in 2008, according to Xtreme Couture Mixed Martial Arts trainer Shawn Tompkins. “Once [a fighter] becomes Grand Prix champion, he is not required to be at every team event any longer,” said Tompkins, the longtime trainer for lightweight contender Chris Horodecki.
UFC Fight Night 12 Targeted for Jan. 23
The next installment of the UFC and Spike TV’s “UFC Fight Night” is being targeted for Jan. 23. UFC President Dana White briefly mentioned the event during yesterday’s UFC 78 conference call. Details of the possible event were minimal, though.
Filho fighting at WEC 31
A card that already has Curran vs. Faber is set to include Marshall vs. Gandulla for the LHW title and Filho defending his title against an unnamed opponent.
UFC 79: Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou possibly on the fight card?
Coveted light heavyweight free agent Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou — who boasts impressive stoppages of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Ricardo Arona — mentions in a recent interview that he is unsure of his next fight. Moments later he throws out December 29, which is the date for UFC 79: “Nemesis” at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to these latest statements it was believed that the :African Assassin” was headed for the K-1 organization. It’s going to be very interesting to see how this situation unfolds.
Rankings for all weight classes. Not to shabby. Much better than the MMAWeekly's thats all I can say. Like always I got to express how messed up every ranking in the world is for still having Takanori Gomi as their top lightweight.
UFC Holds Fighter Development Meetings
As the sport of mixed martial arts grows, so does the growing need for the fighters, who are now becoming financially sound and successful full-time athletes, to understand the business side of the industry they work in. Recently, the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the largest organization in MMA, held meetings with many of their fighters and employees to help educate and inform them on many business practices and personal decisions they are now being faced with. “This thing was long overdue,” said UFC president Dana White about the meetings. “We should have done this a couple of years ago because we've got a lot of growing pains right now.
Ed Herman Fights For Redemption
This weekend, two Ultimate Fighting Championship veterans will step into the cage again for a fight that has middleweight title implications. Ed Herman and Joe Doerksen will meet at UFC 78 in Newark, N.J., for a rematch of their 2004 fight, a bout that Doerksen won by triangle choke. Herman steps into this fight anxious for the opportunity to vindicate the loss. “I’ve got a lot of respect for Joe. I’ve followed his career since he beat me and we’ve run into each other from time to time and always had good things to say about each other, so I’m excited to go and revenge a loss, most definitely.”
UFC 78 Referees/Judges NJACB assignments
The following is a list of the referees and judges that will be used at UFC 78. Lightweight Bout Frankie Edgar VS Spencer Fisher REFEREE DAN MIRAGLIOTTA JUDGES DOUGLAS CROSBY, ROMULO BITTENCOURT AND ERIC COLON Welterweight Bout Ryo Chonan VS Karo Parisyan REFEREE KEVIN MULHALL JUDGES DOUGLAS CROSBY, ROMULO BITTENCOURT AND ERIC COLON Middleweight Bout Joe Doerksen VS Ed Herman REFEREE KEVIN MULHALL JUDGES DOUGLAS CROSBY, ROMULO BITTENCOURT AND ERIC COLON Light Heavyweight Bout Thiago Silva VS Houston Alexander REFEREE DAN MIRAGLIOTTA JUDGES DOUGLAS CROSBY, ROMULO BITTENCOURT AND ERIC COLON Light Heavyweight Bout Rashad Evans VS Michael Bisping REFEREE DAN MIRAGLIOTTA JUDGES DOUGLAS CROSBY, ROMULO BITTENCOURT AND ERIC COLON
Alessio Sakara vs James Lee at UFC 80
Not too familiar with James Lee but looks to be a good fight.
Did the UFC come to him with a better offer? Whats up with Soko? Read it here.
IFL Changes World Grand Prix LIneup Again
There are rumors that the IFL has pulled Lightweight Wagnney Fabiano from the World Grand Prix LW Finals match and replaced him with Shad Libbey. IFL reps wouldn't confirm or deny the change.
UFC Offers Couture The Nogueira Fight
At a press conference today, Dana White made note of 2 news items. One was re-affirming his Sean Sherk stance, the other was offering HW Champion Randy Couture a fight against Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Spencer Fisher looks to take more strategic approach at UFC 78
At 31, Spencer (The King) Fisher isn't ready to slow down. But the mixed martial arts fighter does want to play it smart against lightweight Frank (The Answer) Edgar on Saturday night at UFC 78 in Newark, N.J. In the past Fisher has thrown punches, kicks, knees and caution into the wind. It's made for entertaining fights, but it has also put Fisher (21-3) under undue pressure at times. "I'm going to try to change things up for this fight," Fisher said in an interview.
First UFC forever altered combat sports
On November 12, 1993, everything most Americans thought they knew about fighting was thrown out the window. At the time, most people figured that the marquee heavyweight boxer, the imprisoned Mike Tyson, was the baddest man on the planet. But there were people with amateur wrestling backgrounds who thought otherwise, figuring that a wrestler could take a boxer off his feet and once he got him there, the boxer’s weapons were useless.
“EliteXC: Renegade” Medical Suspensions: Nick Diaz Issued 60-Day Suspension
The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, which oversees athletics in the Lonestar State, has issued a series of medical suspensions following Saturday’s Elite Xtreme Combat event. MMAjunkie.com acquired the paperwork this afternoon. “EliteXC: Renegade” took place the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas. The main card aired on Showtime, and the preliminary fights should be available on ProElite.com later today.