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Pat Curran drops to featherweight, scores spot in Bellator's "Summer Series" tourney
(mmajunkie.com)
After a failed attempt at stripping Eddie Alvarez of the Bellator Fighting Championships lightweight title, Pat Curran now will try his luck at 145 pounds. Bellator brass today announced the season-two lightweight tournament winner will drop to his more natural featherweight division for the promotion's upcoming "Summer Series" 145-pound tournament. "I've fought at featherweight for most of my career, so I'm really excited to get back to a weight class where I can really do some damage," Curran stated.
Submitted Apr 22, 2011 8:21PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
"UFC Encyclopedia" book set for October release
(mmajunkie.com)
An Ultimate Fighting Championship-approved "UFC Encyclopedia" hits store shelves in October, officials today announced. The 400-page book, published by DK Publishing, covers the organization's full 18-year history.
Submitted Apr 19, 2011 2:35PM by Budgellism - 19 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Chael Sonnen to appear before Nevada commission at April 27 meeting
(mmajunkie.com)
Chael Sonnen will get a formal chance to clear the air with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The onetime UFC middleweight contender is expected to be placed on the agenda for the commission's next meeting, which takes place April 27 in Las Vegas, NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer today confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The five members of the NSAC will decide whether or not to grant Sonnen both a fighter's license and a second's (cornerman's) license.
Submitted Apr 19, 2011 1:15PM by Rabi - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
JZ Cavalcante on Waiting for Strikeforce, Non-Payment from Dream, and His Split From American Top Team
(mmaweekly.com)
It’s been a tough past six months for Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante. Making his long awaited Strikeforce debut last October, Cavalcante lost a controversial decision to former lightweight champion Josh Thomson. Before that fight ever started the Brazilian was embroiled in situation with Dream where he hadn’t been paid for his fight with the promotion from July 2010.
Submitted Apr 19, 2011 1:04PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Week-in-Review: List of UFC, Strikeforce & Other Matchups Announced
(sherdog.com)
A complete list of significant new fights reported in the past week.
Submitted Apr 18, 2011 2:48PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Jake Shields vs. Nick Diaz? No Way, Blood is Thicker Than Water or Gold
(mmaweekly.com)
Now that the UFC and Strikeforce are under the same ownership, the talk of super fights to merge titles somewhere down the road simply can’t be avoided
Submitted Apr 18, 2011 2:44PM by Rabi - 4 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC Vet Luigi Fioravanti Making Most of Move to 185; Faces Andrei Semenov Next
(mmaweekly.com)
It’s become commonplace in MMA for a fighter to either move down in weight or go to a bigger club after a loss (or a couple), but American Top Team fighter Luigi “The Italian Tank” Fioravanti went the opposite route.
Submitted Apr 18, 2011 2:42PM by Rabi - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Former Champ Jeff Lacy Ready to Silence Nick Diaz’s Boxing Talk
(mmaweekly.com)
Challenge extended, challenge accepted. Just days after Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz and his manager Cesar Gracie stated they were focused on a professional boxing match for the Stockton, Calif., native’s next fight, names like Fernando Vargas and Jeff Lacy starting popping up as potential opponents.
Submitted Apr 18, 2011 2:41PM by Rabi - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Woman wins MMA bout not realizing she was pregnant.
(yardbarker.com)
She was up to fin Gina but as you would guess that's postponed now.
Submitted Apr 14, 2011 5:29AM by mrsmiley - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Other MMA Organizations
 
Week-in-Review: List of UFC, Strikeforce & Other Matchups Announced
(sherdog.com)
A complete list of significant new fights reported in the past week.
Submitted Apr 11, 2011 5:20PM by Rabi - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Epic Weigh-In Fail: Heather Martin Shows Up 13lbs Over The Limit For Bout With Amanda Lucas
(cagepotato.com)
With so many deserving fighters flying under the radar these days, that this particular match up got any attention at all may be a crime, but who are we if not willing accomplices? Amanda Lucas, adopted daughter of Star Wars & Indiana Jones creator George Lucas, was set to climb into the cage for the third time tonight at Freestyle Cage Fighting 46. Lucas had spent the past year away from competition sharpening up her skills; unfortunately, her opponent was a little less diligent in her preparation.
Submitted Apr 11, 2011 5:15PM by Rabi - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
George Lucas' Daughter -- Cage Fighter Strikes Back
(tmz.com)
George Lucas' daughter is returning to the dark side -- kick-starting her MMA career after taking over a year-long break ... all because she didn't want to look like a "battered woman" for her wedding.
Submitted Apr 8, 2011 4:16PM by machodog76 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Pudzianowski-‘Colossus’ Announced for May 21 KSW Card
(sherdog.com)
Polish promotion Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki announced Friday that five-time “World’s Strongest Man” Mariusz Pudzianowski will make his return to the ring against well-traveled Englishman James Thompson at KSW 16. The heavyweight tilt is likely to headline or co-headline the card, which takes place at Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, on May 21 -- exactly one year after Pudzianowski was handed his first defeat by former UFC champion Tim Sylvia. Also expected to participate at KSW 16 is middleweight standout Mamed Khalidov. Since losing to Sylvia, “Pudzian” has competed only once, forcing Eric “Butterbean” Esch to submit to punches in 76 seconds at September’s KSW 14. The muscle-bound 34-year-old has gone 3-1 since turning to MMA in late 2009, having bested then-Deep Megaton champion Yusuke Kawaguchi and former boxer Marcin Najman before running into Sylvia.
Submitted Apr 8, 2011 1:52PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Focused on Rehab, Jury Targets November Return
(sherdog.com)
Myles Jury wanted to justify the hype. Fate had other plans. Favored by many pundits to win Season 13 of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series, the undefeated Jury (Pictured) instead bowed out of the competition upon suffering a serious knee injury during coaches’ evaluations. The snap, crackle and pop told him it could be serious, and tests confirmed his fears: a torn anterior-cruciate ligament and meniscus. Jury underwent reconstructive surgery in March and set out to restore his health. “It’s kind of opened my eyes to how tough the body is,” he told Sherdog.com. “I’m learning a lot about my body working with my physical therapist. He’s got me rehabbing my whole body now. I think my body was overtrained. I don’t want to get injured like this again. I needed a break.” A little more than a month removed from surgery, Jury has already begun light training. If all goes according to plan, he will return to jiu-jitsu workouts in three months and sparring in six months. One of the sport’s top welterweight prospects, he has designs on a November comeback. “Rehab’s going great,” he said. “I’m working hard, just getting stronger.”
Submitted Apr 8, 2011 1:50PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
Cecil Peoples, It's not just his poor judging...
(youtube.com)
Cecil Peoples, the MMA judge who bought us quality judging in the first Shogun vs Machida fight proves its was not his fault, he is obviously blind. Check him out missing this tapout at Gladiator Challenge. Go to the 3:30 mark of the fight... Thoughts?
Submitted Apr 8, 2011 1:04PM by Hendo67 - 8 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Ricardo Almeida, Now a Professional MMA Judge in New Jersey
(bloodyelbow.com)
It's been a little over a week since it was announced that UFC welterweight contender, Ricardo Almeida has decided to hang up the gloves and retire from competing in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. At 34-years-old, he mentioned that he wanted to focus more on his family, on his school, and on coaching his teammates. Those aren't going to be the only obligations on his plate though, because as Lary Pepe of ProMMARadio mentioned, "Big Dog" is also now a judge in New Jersey
Submitted Apr 7, 2011 11:08AM by Budgellism - 15 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
"TUF 8" finalist Vinny Magalhaes challenges Viktor Nemkov for vacant M-1 Global belt
(mmajunkie.com)
Brazilian jiu-jitsu wizard Vinny Magalhaes is set to challenge combat sambo stylist Viktor Nemkov for M-1 Global's vacant light heavyweight title. M-1 Global officials recently announced that Magalhaes and Nemkov will tangle on the main card of April's "M-1 Challenge XXV: Zavurov vs. Magomedov II" event. Featuring a welterweight title fight rematch between current champ Shamil Zavurov and challenger Rashid Magomedov, M-1 Challenge XXV stream live in the U.S. on April 28 at M-1 Global's official website.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 5:38PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Strikeforce Fighter Gina Carano Begins Training with Team Jackson/Winkeljohn in New Mexico
(mmaweekly.com)
Team Jackson/Winkeljohn has been convicted. Well, technically it’s “Conviction,” as Strikeforce star Gina Carano has begun training with the team in New Mexico in preparation for her return to action in June.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 4:51PM by Rabi - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Women's MMA: Potentially Dying in America, Thriving in Japan
(bloodyelbow.com)
The Queen of Pancrase. For those familiar with the testosterone heavy environment of the pioneering MMA promotion, it's something that's tough to wrap your head around. It's not just the MMA business that is changing, it's Japan. A once fiercely patriarchal society is welcoming women into the workforce in record numbers. The role of motherhood, at one time so lauded and respected, has shifted into the background as Japanese women have fewer and fewer babies. These two news items, of course, are connected at the hip. But that's a story for another time and another blog. The times are indeed changing - and that includes MMA as well.
Submitted Apr 6, 2011 3:17PM by machodog76 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
MMA fighter Sergio Salcido killed, friend says MMA industry partially to blame
(mmajunkie.com)
Mixed-martial-arts fighter Sergio Salcido and his friend and coworker, Kevin Joel Romero, were killed early Monday morning at a border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico. The Americans were gunned down while sitting in a pickup truck at the San Ysidro border crossing on the way to their jobs at West Coast Beverage Maintenance in San Diego.
Submitted Apr 5, 2011 2:37PM by Rabi - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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