Sign In


Keep me logged in

October 2009 MMA News Archive - Page 5

Do you have a hot MMA story or news item that you have found and would like to share?
Then read our guidelines then post it to our MMA News Share Forum to have it display here for the community to read on this page.
Lyle Beerbohm inks multi-fight deal with Strikeforce
Undefeated prospect Lyle Beerbohm (13-0) has inked a multi-year deal with Strikeforce. "Fancy Pants" has already fought twice for the organization in his two-and-a-half year career, but now Beerbohm is set to make appearances on a more frequent basis. "I'm glad the negotiation process is over, and now it's time to focus 100 percent on training and fighting," Beerbohm told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I'm excited to move forward. By the end of 2010, I will be the Strikeforce lightweight champion."
Submitted Oct 23, 2009 2:24PM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Paulo Filho Out of Dream.12
In another setback for a talented but troubled MMA fighter, former World Extreme Cagefighting middleweight champion Paulo Filho is off Sunday's Dream 12 card. Filho, who a couple of years ago was widely regarded as the No. 2 middleweight in the world, has been removed from the official Dream.12 fight card. Dream has not made any official announcement, but MMArocks.pl is reporting that Filho didn't show up in Japan for his scheduled fight with Dong Sik Yoon, and that Tarec Saffiedine will now fight Dong instead. ===================================== * UPDATE * DREAM pulls Paulo Filho from Sunday's DREAM.12 card, manager says fighter "OK" The ongoing drama of Paulo Filho's recent fight career began a new chapter earlier today after officials pulled the former WEC champ from Sunday's DREAM.12 card and claimed they can't located the fighter. Filho (18-1) was slated to fight Yoon Dong Sik (4-7) at the event, which takes place Oct. 25 at Osaka Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan. Ed Soares, who represents Filho, today confirmed to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the fighter won't compete on the card but declined to go into details. However, he wanted to reassure fans that Filho "is OK."
Submitted Oct 23, 2009 10:42AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: Dream
Almeida explains Fitch fight cancellation
“My knee popped during training at Renzo (Gracie’s) this week and right away I knew it wasn't good. (I) got an MRI and the results were a sprained and partially torn MCL and a tear also of my meniscus. “(I) went to an orthopedist, who has treated many pro athletes from hockey through baseball and football here in the tri-state area, (and) we discussed surgery, but he said that (the) MCL tends to heal pretty well. (As a result of his diagnosis) I will be wearing a brace and doing physical therapy three times a week over the next four weeks. “I was really scared about possibly having to sit out 6 months or more, so I'm stoked I don't have to go through surgery and a long rehabilitation period. My goal is to be back training in four weeks and hopefully fighting again late February or March. “It is heartbreaking to have to pull out of such a big fight. I hate to leave the fans hanging and the UFC scratching to find a replacement. I was really looking forward to this fight.”
Submitted Oct 23, 2009 8:49AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
No secrets for Ben Rothwell at UFC 104
LOS ANGELES – There was no shade of secrecy in Ben Rothwell’s pre-fight hype talk with reporters. After 10 years working his way to the top of the mixed martial arts world, Rothwell, 28, was serious as a heart attack about what he was going to do to UFC 104 opponent Cain Velasquez – and what Velasquez was going to try to do to him. “It’s no secret that he’s working to become a kickboxer who has a wrestling background, and if he gets in trouble, he’s going to take me to the ground, try to control me on the ground, grind out a decision,” said Rothwell, staring straight forward. “Basically, my game plan is to show him that he’s not the better kickboxer, stop his takedowns, and if it does go to the ground, beat him there too.
Submitted Oct 23, 2009 8:23AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White considers futures of Mirko Filipovic, Quinton Jackson and Chuck Liddell
LOS ANGELES – A trio of recently departed MMA superstars may not actually be any closer to returning to the promotion, but UFC president Dana White refused to rule out a return trip to the octagon by Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson or Chuck Liddell. Filipovic, Jackson and Liddell have all recently been considered defunct parts of the organization for a variety of reasons. White addressed all three fighters' status following Thursday's UFC 104 pre-event press conference. "I haven't talked to Mirko since he left the last fight," White said. "He's one of those guys, when he starts thinking about what he wants to do, he'll call me."
Submitted Oct 23, 2009 8:21AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC update: UFC 105 sold-out, Mexico likely in April, Virginia next new domestic market
LOS ANGELES – The UFC's ventures abroad continue to earn financial success, and UFC president Dana White today declared November's "UFC 105: Couture vs. Vera" in the U.K. an official sell-out. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) was informed by additional Zuffa officials that less than 1,000 seats remain for the Nov. 14 event at Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England. All are expected to be gone by fight time. White also said the UFC is targeting an April trip to Mexico, while confirming the organization's recently rumored trip to the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., for UFC Fight Night 20 on Jan. 11 was also official. While the UFC 105 trip to the U.K. is already a success, White said traveling internationally presents some unique financial challenges.
Submitted Oct 23, 2009 8:19AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bas, Miletich & More talk Shogun v Machida

Bas Rutten – “Its going to be a great fight! Shogun is the better striker (hands), kicking wise I think he has the same skills as Machida he might kick harder though plus he has those crazy knees. Shogun is wilder than Machida, Machida is great at staying outside the opponents distance and countering the attacks that are thrown at him. The trick to beating Machida is to let him attack you and counter him, since he's a counter fighter you will take that away from him. Machida is more accurate then Shogun with his strikes but Shogun has a wider arsenal of strikes. Difficult one to predict, from what I hear from EVERYBODY who trains with Machida, they can't touch him. If he plays that game (thank God for 5 rounds) and counters the strikes from Shogun, he wins the fight. If one of those crazy combinations from Shogun comes through though, he will win. No prediction from me, I just break down the fights, I suck at predictions! Godspeed and party on!”
Submitted Oct 23, 2009 2:22AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews, General MMA
Despite issuing 3,300 free tickets, Dana White happy with UFC 104 sales
LOS ANGELES – When the UFC first visited Los Angeles' Staples Center for UFC 60 in May 2006, the event was considered by many as a bit of a disappointment at the gate after it attracted just 10,347 paid attendees. Just two days away from the organization's return to the venue, UFC president Dana White said he's content with the sales this time around. And that's despite the fact that White said he has distributed 3,300 complimentary tickets in recent fan giveaways.
Submitted Oct 22, 2009 8:16PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Dan Henderson demanded to be "by far the highest-paid guy in the UFC"
LOS ANGELES – UFC fans hoping to hear a positive update on current free agent Dan Henderson's return to the UFC might not want to read any further. "We're at a stalemate right now," White said. "The money that [Henderson] is asking for would make him by far the highest-paid guy in the UFC."
Submitted Oct 22, 2009 8:14PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chris Horodecki signs with WEC, likely to meet Anthony Njokuani at WEC 45
Chris Horodecki (13-1 MMA, 0-0 WEC), one of the biggest stars to come out of the now-defunct International Fight League, has signed with World Extreme Cagefighting and is expected to make his promotional debut against fellow lightweight Anthony Njokuani (11-2 MMA, 2-1 WEC) in December at WEC 45. The WEC announced the signing via Twitter, and company officials told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he's expected to debut in December. Although the WEC couldn't confirm an opponent, MMAjunkie.com has since learned it'll likely be Njokuani.
Submitted Oct 22, 2009 5:32PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC
Jon Fitch likely to rematch Thiago Alves at UFC 107 in December
Late Wednesday UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch (19-3 MMA, 10-1 UFC) announced his UFC 106 fight had been canceled because of a knee injury suffered by opponent by Ricardo Almeida (11-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC). However, another bout – a rematch from 2006 – may be on the way. A source close to the UFC today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Fitch likely will instead fight fellow contender Thiago Alves (16-5 MMA, 9-3 UFC) in December at UFC 107; Alves' rumored opponent on that card, Paulo Thiago (11-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC), would instead be booked for another bout.
Submitted Oct 22, 2009 3:58PM by emfleek - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
After UFC 103 and UFC 104 specials, Spike TV may air additional pay-per-view prelims
Mixed-martial-arts fans rejoiced last month when the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Spike TV announced two bouts from UFC 103 would air for free on the cable station. Used to dishing out $45 for pay-per-view events, fans got two preliminary fights for free – and they'll get two more on Saturday when Spike TV again broadcasts two bouts from the UFC 104 preliminary card. While a guest on Wednesday's edition of MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio), Spike TV Vice President of Sports and Special Brian J. Diamond didn't count out the possibility of the station airing additional preliminary-card bouts on future cards.
Submitted Oct 22, 2009 3:04PM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
After "dark days" of career, UFC 104's Shogun Rua doesn't care what you think
LOS ANGELES – For a man who not too long ago was widely considered the best light heavyweight fighter in the world, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (18-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) isn't being given much of a chance in his UFC title bout with current champ Lyoto Machida (15-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC). But as the all-Brazilian main event of Saturday's "UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun" pay-per-view card nears, Rua has a simple message for those who may doubt him: Don't believe the hype. "I don't care really about the criticism and all that talk," Rua told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) through his manager, Eduardo Alonso. "Whatever people want to say, they're entitled to their opinions. It's a matter of me taking care of what I say and what I do and showing my work."
Submitted Oct 22, 2009 3:03PM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
Joe Warren Off Vale Tudo Japan 2009, Cory Grant In (Updated)
A last-minute change has been made to the upcoming Vale Tudo Japan 2009 event at JCB Hall in Tokyo on October 30. A torn knee ligament suffered in training means Joe Warren is off and will not face Rumina Sato. Cory Grant, Warren's teammate a former college wrestler at Michigan, is the replacement. Update: Warren's manager says the reason for the withdrawal is NOT an injury but being unable to agree to terms for the fight. Warren is not injured.
Submitted Oct 22, 2009 1:29PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Ricardo Almeida vs. Jon Fitch At UFC 106 Now Off
This according to Fitch, who reports that Almeida is now off UFC 106 due to a knee injury. Fitch is also off 106 as well, he says he'll now fight at a later date against "a huge opponent", but can't say who yet.
Submitted Oct 22, 2009 6:26AM by DCRage - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
Machida says Shogun will be 2 or 3 steps behind
UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida isn’t buying Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s promise to be patient when they face off Saturday at UFC 104. Rua, 27, in July told MMAWeekly.com that Machida’s past opponents had gone wrong by rushing to the attack. He would wait for the right moment to strike at the champion. “This is likely the key, to find the pace and the rhythm, mostly the timing of the strikes to be able to connect and to make it a fight,” said Rua.
Submitted Oct 21, 2009 8:45PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Damacio Page in the works for WEC 45 in December
A bantamweight contest between sluggers Takeya Mizugaki (12-3-2 MMA, 1-1 WEC) and Damacio Page (12-4 MMA, 3-1 WEC) is currently in the works for December's as-yet-unannounced WEC 45 event. Page, who's 4-1 in his past five fights, looks to build on back-to-back wins in the WEC. "The Angel of Death" has needed just 80 seconds total during his 2009 wins over Will Campuzano (submission) and Marcos Galvao (TKO). Mizugaki, who made his WEC debut in April in a "Fight of the Year" loss to then-champ Miguel Torres, currently has a 1-1 record in the promotion. Mizugaki earned a razor-thin split-decision win over Jeff Curran at August's WEC 42 event for his fifth win in six fights.
Submitted Oct 21, 2009 6:20PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 4 comments
Filed under: WEC
WVR Announces 10 For 12/31 Event
World Victory Road today announced 10 participants for it's 12/31 NYE event that will go up against Fields Dynamite!! in Japan. Dubbed/nicknamed "Sengoku Raiden Championships", the announced fighters include former Sengoku Lightweight Champion Satoru Kitaoka, Sengoku FW posterboy Hatsu Hioki, current Sengoku Lightweight Champion Mizuto Hirota defending the title against an opponent TBA (after the next event), and the MMA debut of Satoshi Ishii-he will face Hidehiko Yoshida.
Submitted Oct 21, 2009 5:32PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: World Victory Road / Sengoku
Couture insists he is not thinking of retiring soon
Randy Couture says he has not been thinking of retirement any time soon, even though he is the oldest active fighter on the UFC roster. Having recently signed a new six-fight deal, he could find himself fighting all the way up to his 49th birthday. "I'm not in the illusion that I'm going to fight forever, but I'm having a blast. I'm still getting better as an athlete and a fighter and will take one fight at a time,” he told The Sun. "But it's not really about achievement anymore, or accolades or any of that. It's more about doing what I have a passion for and doing what I love. "I love to train and I love the competition, and I love to do it. Achievements and winning titles and all the other stuff is the icing on the cake."
Submitted Oct 21, 2009 4:02PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Cain Velasquez: There is nothing Ben Rothwell can do to me
"He’s a normal person, just like me. Whatever he’s willing to do to me, you know, I’m willing to do the same to him. [I plan on] controlling him on the feet, making openings, taking him down. Just beating him up real bad, and picking my shots and really exploding on him; Letting him know that there is nothing that he can do to me.” UFC heavyweight contender Cain Velasquez talks about his upcoming fight with former IFL champion Ben Rothwell at UFC 104 from the Staples Center this Saturday, Oct. 24.
Submitted Oct 21, 2009 4:00PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Pages: 1 2 3 4 [5] 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
  » August 2018
  » July 2018
  » June 2018
  » May 2018
  » April 2018
  » March 2018
  » February 2018
  » January 2018
  » December 2017
  » November 2017
  » October 2017
  » September 2017
  » August 2017
  » July 2017
  » June 2017
  » May 2017
  » April 2017
  » March 2017
  » February 2017
  » January 2017
  » December 2016
  » November 2016
  » October 2016
  » September 2016
  » August 2016
  » July 2016
  » June 2016
  » May 2016
  » April 2016
  » March 2016
  » February 2016
  » January 2016
  » December 2015
  » November 2015
  » October 2015
  » September 2015
  » August 2015
  » July 2015
  » June 2015
  » May 2015
  » April 2015
  » March 2015
  » February 2015
  » January 2015
  » December 2014
  » November 2014
  » October 2014
  » September 2014
  » August 2014
  » July 2014
  » June 2014
  » May 2014
  » April 2014
  » March 2014
  » February 2014
  » January 2014
  » December 2013
  » November 2013
  » October 2013
  » September 2013
  » August 2013
  » July 2013
  » June 2013
  » May 2013
  » April 2013
  » March 2013
  » February 2013
  » January 2013
  » December 2012
  » November 2012
  » October 2012
  » September 2012
  » August 2012
  » July 2012
  » June 2012
  » May 2012
  » April 2012
  » March 2012
  » February 2012
  » January 2012
  » December 2011
  » November 2011
  » October 2011
  » September 2011
  » August 2011
  » July 2011
  » June 2011
  » May 2011
  » April 2011
  » March 2011
  » February 2011
  » January 2011
  » December 2010
  » November 2010
  » October 2010
  » September 2010
  » August 2010
  » July 2010
  » June 2010
  » May 2010
  » April 2010
  » March 2010
  » February 2010
  » January 2010
  » December 2009
  » November 2009
  » October 2009
  » September 2009
  » August 2009
  » July 2009
  » June 2009
  » May 2009
  » April 2009
  » March 2009
  » February 2009
  » January 2009
  » December 2008
  » November 2008
  » October 2008
  » September 2008
  » August 2008
  » July 2008
  » June 2008
  » May 2008
  » April 2008
  » March 2008
  » February 2008
  » January 2008
  » December 2007
  » November 2007
  » October 2007
  » September 2007
  » August 2007
  » July 2007
  » June 2007