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Fans invited to Wednesday's Bellator 16 weigh-ins/press conference in Kansas City
(mmajunkie.com)
Fans are invited to attend Wednesday's official fighter weigh-ins and joint press conference for Bellator 16. The fan and media event takes place Wednesday at the Kansas City Live! stage at the Kansas City Power & Light District and begins at 8 p.m. CT (local time). The Kansas City Power & Light District also hosts Thursday's Bellator 16 event, which features a televised main card of four opening-round middleweight tournament bouts. The event airs live on FOX Sports Net. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 7:45PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
WEC 48 ratings: "Aldo vs. Faber Prelims" draws 1 million viewers to Spike TV
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV's two-fight preliminary card broadcast of this past weekend's WEC 48 event drew an average audience of 1 million viewers, according to Spike TV officials. The broadcast was the debut of the WEC on Spike TV, though the fight promotion's brand was completely removed for the event. "Aldo vs. Faber Prelims" served as a teaser for the evening's pay-per-view broadcast. The one-hour broadcast featured a highly entertaining matchup between featherweights Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung, as well as a lightweight contest between Anthony Pettis and Alex Karalexis. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 6:04PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Quebec denies David Loiseau license to fight John Salter at UFC 113 in Montreal
(thescore.com)
LAS VEGAS - Montreal middleweight David (The Crow) Loiseau's return to the UFC did not last long. A source confirmed Monday that the mixed martial arts fighter was replacing the injured Nick (The New Jersey Devil) Catone at UFC 113 on May 8 in Montreal. But later Monday, the source said Loiseau was off the card, adding the reversal had to do with the local athletic commission. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 2:18PM by runningman08 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Joe Doerksen, Tim Hague official for UFC 113; David Loiseau's status uncertain
(mmajunkie.com)
A pair of late replacements for May's "UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun II" event are now official for the evening's fight card, though a third slot still remains unfilled. The world's largest MMA organization today announced two contests previously reported by MMAjunkie.com, as Joe Doerksen faces Tom Lawlor, while Tim Hague meets Joey Beltran. UFC veteran David Loiseau, who was contacted to face John Salter at UFC 113, has yet to be officially announced by the organization, and there appears to be come concern as to whether he'll be allowed to compete. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 2:09PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Heavyweights Brendan Schaub and Chris Tuchscherer meet at UFC 116
(mmajunkie.com)
"The Ulitmate Fighter 10" runner-up Brendan Schaub meets fellow heavyweight Chris Tuchscherer in July at UFC 116. At least one competitor has signed a bout agreement for the July 3 fight, a source close to the event told MMAjunkie.com. MMA reporter Joe Ferraro first reported the possibility of the fight on Twitter. UFC 116 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airs on pay-per-view. Full Article
Submitted Apr 26, 2010 1:43PM by runningman08 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Nate Marquardt takes on Alessio Sakara on UFC 116 main card in July
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between Nate Marquardt and Alessio Sakara will be part of UFC 116. A source close to one of the competitors told MMAjunkie.com that bout agreements are in the process of being finalized and that the fight will be part of the night's televised main card. MMA reporter Joe Ferraro first reported the possibility of the fight on Twitter. UFC 116 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airs on pay-per-view. Full Article
Submitted Apr 26, 2010 1:41PM by runningman08 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White OK with WEC champ Jose Aldo's non-finish, open to 135-pound and UFC bids
(mmajunkie.com)
WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo's first title defense wasn't exactly a nail-biter. But it didn't come close to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva's much-maligned UFC 112 performance, said UFC president Dana White. The UFC figurehead conceded a finish would have been nice, though. After a night filled with barnburners, Aldo's decision win ended WEC 48 on a conservative note. "Obviously the main event is always the big topper," White said of Aldo's fight with Urijah Faber. "I think [Aldo] could have finished that fight. I think he was being very – I'll call it extremely cautious." Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 4:09PM by runningman08 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Dana White says WEC 48's Mike Brown battling personal problems
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Former WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown is back to the drawing board after his second consecutive loss, which came to Manny Gamburyan Saturday at WEC 48. And though Brown asked to return to the cage as quickly as possible after losing his WEC belt to Jose Aldo this past November, UFC president Dana White learned the former champion is wrestling with personal demons that took a sizable chunk off his training time for this weekend's fight. The people who tipped him off might surprise you. Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 2:06PM by runningman08 - 7 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA, UFC, MMA Personalities
 
White reveals that Versus, Spike TV agreements reason for brandless fight card
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – After several days avoiding the question to the best of his ability, UFC president Dana White finally revealed the true reason "Aldo vs. Faber" was held without any brand connection to the WEC. TV exposure. "[The WEC and UFC] are two different brands on two different networks," White said. "Even though they're owned by the same company, they're two different brands owned by the same company. The networks aren't going to let us do it." Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 1:24PM by runningman08 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Despite recent antics, Anderson Silva will headline UFC 117 says Dana White
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Despite UFC president Dana White's threats in Abu Dhabi earlier this month, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will not be fighting on the preliminary card of a UFC event any time soon. In fact, he'll actually be in the main event. Following Saturday night's "Aldo vs. Faber" post-event press conference, White told a small group of reporters that the upcoming Silva vs. Chael Sonnen fight at UFC 117 in Oakland, Calif., would serve as the night's featured contest. Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 4:17AM by runningman08 - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
WEC 48 bonuses: Gamburyan, Henderson, Garcia and Jung earn record $65K awards
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Manny Gamburyan, Benson Henderson, Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung each earned $65,000 bonuses – the largest in World Extreme Cagefighting history – for their performances at Saturday's "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber" event. Gamburyan earned the "Knockout of the Night" award, Henderson picked up the "Submission of the Night" bonus, and Garcia and Jung earned "Fight of the Night" honors. MMAjunkie.com learned of the winners and bonus amounts in the night's post-fight press conference. Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 4:15AM by runningman08 - 2 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA, UFC, MMA Personalities
 
"Aldo vs. Faber" sets WEC records with 14,144 fans and $1 million live gate
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Former WEC champion Urijah Faber fell short in his quest to dethrone surging champion Jose Aldo at Saturday night's "Aldo vs. Faber" event, but "The California Kid" helped deliver another successful live gate in his home town of Sacramento, Calif. According to UFC and WEC president Dana White, the event, informally known as WEC 48, drew 14,144 fans to ARCO Arena, a figure that netted a gate of $1 million. If the numbers hold true when verified later this week by the California State Athletic Commission, each figure is a new WEC record. Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 4:12AM by runningman08 - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC, General MMA
 
"UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun II" weigh-ins set for May 7 at Montreal's Bell Centre
(mmajunkie.com)
Weigh-ins for next month's "UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun II" event take place Friday, May 7, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The same venue hosts the following night's pay-per-view event, which features a headliner between light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and top challenger Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.. The weigh-ins begin at 4 p.m. ET, and doors open at 3 p.m. Full Article
Submitted Apr 24, 2010 2:21PM by runningman08 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Chael Sonnen confirms he'll face Anderson Silva at UFC 117 in Oakland
(mmajunkie.com)
Chael Sonnen will get his shot at champion Anderson Silva on Aug. 7 at UFC 117 in Oakland, Calif. The mercurial middleweight confirmed the upcoming bout at a UFC Fight Club Q&A session on Friday, though he did say one condition existed for the fight. Sonnen is in for the contest, but he's giving the champion a chance to back out. Full Article
Submitted Apr 24, 2010 1:37PM by runningman08 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, Interviews, General MMA
 
"Aldo vs. Faber" to feature WEC-record $65K "Fight Night" bonuses
(mmajunkie.com)
Much has been made in recent days of promotion official's decision to handle "Aldo vs. Faber" more like a UFC event than a WEC fight card. While some have questioned the strategy, there are at least 22 people who have no problem with the decision. That would be the 22 fighters on tonight's pay-per-view card, who will be competing with a WEC-record set of $65,000 "Fight Night" bonuses on the line. Full Article
Submitted Apr 24, 2010 1:35PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC, UFC, General MMA
 
Dana White says UFC still coming to Oakland, just lukewarm on Hawaii
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – While the WEC's first-ever pay-per-view event is the current focus of UFC president Dana White, the continued global expansion of the company's primary brand is always on his mind. At Thursday's "Aldo vs. Faber" pre-event press conference, White confirmed that Salt Lake City will host UFC on Versus 2 on Aug. 1, but he also confirmed that the city originally expected to host that event, Oakland, Calif., will still get a visit from the UFC this year. However, White seemed less optimistic that a long-rumored trip to Hawaii was in the promotion's immediate plans. Full Article
Submitted Apr 23, 2010 3:40PM by runningman08 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Global versions of "The Ultimate Fighter" could focus on talent for the WEC
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – UFC president Dana White has long promised that he along with his fight promotion, he is also bringing "The Ultimate Fighter" global. But while the U.S. version of the show, currently airing its 11th season on Spike TV, focuses on the various weight classes utilized by the UFC, White said forthcoming versions of the show in other countries will likely feed talent to the lighter weight classes of the WEC. Full Article
Submitted Apr 23, 2010 2:14PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC, UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
No WEC, no problem; Dana White says missing logo all part of master plan
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As the WEC's first-ever pay-per-view event draws near, the big guns from both the WEC and UFC have descended upon Sacramento, Calif., to begin final preparations for the April 24 event. But while WEC stars Jose Aldo, Urijah Faber, Ben Henserson and Donald Cerrone joined UFC president Dana White today at ARCO Arena for a pre-event press conference, there was one noticeable absence. The WEC logo. Full Article
Submitted Apr 23, 2010 12:57PM by runningman08 - 7 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA, Interviews, UFC
 
White confident that "UFC Fight for the Troops" event coming to Afghanistan
(mmajunkie.com)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – When UFC president Dana White first mentioned earlier this month that a forthcoming UFC event will likely take place in the war-torn country of Afghanistan, there appeared to be more questions than answers surrounding the logistics of how to pull off such a feat. Questions still remain, but following today's press conference promoting Saturday's "Aldo vs. Faber" event, White said he's "very confident" the UFC will pull it off. "We actually want to go right into Afghanistan and put on an event in the middle of all the [expletive]," White said. "It's going to happen. ... Anything can happen if you want it to happen bad enough." Full Article
Submitted Apr 23, 2010 1:04AM by runningman08 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Randy Couture vs. James Toney targeted for August's UFC 118 in Boston
(mmajunkie.com)
In a match likely to re-ignite the "boxing vs. MMA" debate, a bout between 10-time UFC champion Randy Couture and former boxing champion James Toney is targeted for the UFC's first trip to Boston. Fighters Only was the first to report the possibility of the pairing, and MMAjunkie.com today confirmed that while the matchup is far from official, it's in the works for a headlining spot at the event. Although not officially announced, UFC 118 is expected to take place Aug. 28 at the TD Garden in Boston. Full Article
Submitted Apr 22, 2010 11:52PM by runningman08 - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
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