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Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch Moved to UFC 117 in Oakland
(mmaweekly.com)
As badly as Thiago "Pitbull" Alves wants to get back in the cage and fight again, he'll have to wait just a little while longer before returning. Originally scheduled to face Jon Fitch at UFC 115 in Vancouver, the fight has been pushed back to August 7 in Oakland as a part of UFC 117 instead... Full Article
Submitted Apr 30, 2010 2:43PM by runningman08 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Bellator 16 recap: Hess, Baker, Shlemenko and Schambari advance in middleweight tourney
(mmajunkie.com)
Middleweights were on display at Bellator 16, the promotion's first season-two appearance in Kansas City, and four fighters punches their tickets to the season's semifinal round. The Kansas City Power & Light District crowd saw three finishes and an entertaining decision in the open-air, outdoor venue, and season-one finalist Jared Hess closed out the evening's main card with a second-round submission of former IFL champ Ryan McGivern. Bellator 16 took place Thursday night and aired on FOX Sports Net. Full Article
Submitted Apr 29, 2010 11:21PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
UFC welterweight Brian Foster breaks leg, hopes to fight again in August
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight Brian Foster on Wednesday evening broke his left leg and will be out of action for at least six to eight weeks. Marc Fiore, Foster's trainer at the H.I.T. Squad, today told MMAjunkie.com the unfortunate news. Foster, a Salisaw, Okla. resident when he's not at the H.I.T. Squad's gym in Granite City, Ill., was playing basketball with players from a local high school when he fell and broke his tibia. He also dislocated his ankle. Full Article
Submitted Apr 29, 2010 9:29PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Robbie Lawler Vs. Renato Sobral Set For June 16 Strikeforce Event
(fightline.com)
Sherdog.com has just reported that a 195-pound catchweight bout between Robbie Lawler vs. Renato "Babalu" Sobral will headline Strikeforce's June 16th event at the Nokia Theatre Los Angeles, CA. Full Article
Submitted Apr 29, 2010 5:35PM by runningman08 - 10 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, General MMA
 
Despite finishing 16th in voting, UFC's Dana White excluded from final "Time 100" list
(mmajunkie.com)
While UFC president Dana White, the head of the world's biggest and most influential mixed-martial-arts promotion in the sport, is undoubtedly one of the most influential people in the history of the sport, the exec is not one of the 100 most influential people in the world. That's according to Time magazine, who today released the 2010 edition of the "Time 100," an annual poll that names the 100 most influential people in the world. Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva topped the list. Coming in second was Taiwanese computer industry executive J.T. Wang, while Admiral Mike Mullen, the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was the top-ranked American on the list. Full Article
Submitted Apr 29, 2010 2:47PM by runningman08 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Sylvia and Pudzianowski to headline Moosin MMA 'Gods of Martial Arts' fight card May 21 in Worcester
(mmamania.com)
Moosin MMA has announced the official line-up for their upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) fight card from the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday, May 21. "Gods of Martial Arts" will feature announcers Bas Rutten and Jeff Gorman calling all the action, beginning at 9 p.m. ET with the televised portion of the event which is available to purchase for $29.95 via cable or satellite provider. Set to headline the event is five-time World's Strongest Man, Mariusz "The Dominator" Pudzianowski, taking on former UFC Heavyweight Champion Tim "The Maine-iac" Sylvia. Full Article
Submitted Apr 29, 2010 2:10PM by runningman08 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Rich Franklin wants to make a run at the light heavyweight title starting with Chuck Liddell
(mmamania.com)
"If I cut back down to 185, it's a completely different cut to make it and I will have completely undone everything I've done to put on the size I have. I want to make a run for the title and I don't want to keep doing things that are counterproductive to that, like fights at 195. You can't count Chuck out of any fight. Yeah, he hasn't fought in a year, and yeah, he's lost four of his past five fights, but look at what he's done over the span of his career. He's a legend and he has beaten such an incredible list of opponents, it would be a huge mistake to look past a guy like him." Full Article
Submitted Apr 29, 2010 2:06PM by runningman08 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Garcia Only Sidelined 5 Weeks With Broken Hand
(mmaweekly.com)
It didn't take long for the comparisons to start. Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung will be for the WEC what Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar was for the UFC, and it's not a bad comparison at all. The two featherweights went toe-to-toe for 15 minutes in a battle for the ages. And when it was all said and done, Garcia and Jung took a ride to the hospital, joking and laughing along the way. “The Korean Zombie" even nicknamed his tough as nails opponent "The Mexican Zombie" for good measure. Through 15 minutes of crazy action, punches, knees, kicks, and takedowns, when it was all over, Garcia still had a smile on his face, and through it all the worst thing he came away with was a broken hand that will keep him from sparring for five weeks. Full Article
Submitted Apr 29, 2010 2:02PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA
 
Josh Koscheck Says He Would Accept TUF 12 Coaching Job
(mmaweekly.com)
Going home again. That could be the theme of “The "Ultimate Fighter Season 12” for Josh Koscheck if he is indeed chosen as a coach for the next season of the popular Spike TV reality show. The American Kickboxing Academy welterweight got his start on the show five years ago, and if rumors stand true, the winner of the upcoming fight between Koscheck and British fighter Paul Daley could determine who will coach opposite UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Full Article
Submitted Apr 29, 2010 1:59PM by runningman08 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Interviews
 
Machida still feels he won UFC 104 bout, thinks rematch with "Shogun" will be more exciting
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida's first meeting with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC 104 re-ignited a long running debate on judging and scoring in MMA. The 31-year-old Machida hopes their rematch on May 8 isn't grist for that mill. "We're both a lot more familiar with each other than we were the first time we met," Machida said through his manager Ed Soares' translation during a conference call promoting his UFC 113 headlining rematch with Rua. "So I think it just makes all that much greater for a better fight this time around." Full Article
Submitted Apr 29, 2010 1:55PM by runningman08 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
CSAC: "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber" draws 12,555 for gate of $792,640
(mmajunkie.com)
While WEC 48's official attendance and gate revenue figures fell short of the promotion's initial estimates, the event was still an unqualified success. The California State Athletic Commission today released a final report on the event and said 12,555 paid attendees packed the ARCO Arena this past Saturday to watch current featherweight champ Jose Aldo take on hometown favorite and former champ Urijah Faber. The event produced a total of $792,640 in gate receipts, an average cost of $63.13 per ticket issued. Full Article
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 5:13PM by runningman08 - 5 comments
Filed under: WEC, General MMA, UFC
 
Loiseau Granted License, But Will Not Fight At UFC 113.
(mmaweekly.com)
After a tumultuous week for David "The Crow" Loiseau, the situation with the commission in Quebec has been resolved, and he has received his license to fight, but it's too late as the UFC has already filled his spot on the card with another fighter. Full Article
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 1:27PM by runningman08 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
WEC officials still mum on pay-per-view future, plan five more 2010 cards on Versus
(mmajunkie.com)
The WEC took a major risk with this past weekend's "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber" event. Company officials obviously had the unenviable challenge of trying to determine the best way to do the unthinkable: convince consumers to pay for a product they were used to receiving for free. Initial estimates from various media outlets have suggested WEC 48 did between 150,000-200,000 buys, though WEC officials have declined to comment on the subject. Nevertheless, it's back to Versus in June for the first of five more 2010 fight cards, and UFC/WEC president Dana White said it will be business as usual. Full Article
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 1:22PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: WEC, UFC, General MMA
 
Bellator Fighting Championships hosts open tryout on May 4 in Boston area
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator Fighting Championships is once again hitting the streets to find the next up-and-coming mixed martial artist. The Chicago-based promotion today announced it will hold an open tryout in the Boston area on Tuesday, May 4, in an effort to secure new talent for the promotion's third season, which takes place in late 2010. Fighters in all weight classes are invited to attend – both male and female. Full Article
Submitted Apr 28, 2010 12:36PM by runningman08 - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Alistair Overeem will be subject to strict Olympic-style drug testing for Brett Rogers fight
(mmamania.com)
Pro Fight Network's Chris Greenman recently did a interview with Brett Rogers and his manager talking about Brett's preparation for the Overeem fight coming up at StrikeForce Heavy Artillery. Brett talks about moving fight camps and the benefits that come from it. Also in the interview Brett and his manager mention that for the upcoming fight Overeem will be subject to strict Olympic-style drug testing. Please excuse Chris Greenman's one-sided interviewing techniques. To watch the video interview click
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 11:43PM by runningman08 - 7 comments
Filed under: Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities, StrikeForce
 
"UFC Undisputed 2010" full roster revealed; demo set for April 29 release
(mmajunkie.com)
A little less than one month before it officially hits retailer's shelves, THQ and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are releasing a demo for the highly anticipated "UFC Undisputed 2010." The videogame teaser, which will be available for download this Thursday, April 29, will feature four fighters – all light heavyweights – including champion Lyoto Machida and challengers Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Rashad Evans and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable consoles, "UFC Undisputed 2010" is set for a May 25 release. Full Article
Submitted Apr 27, 2010 8:09PM by runningman08 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
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
 
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