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Sherdog to Stream Fury FC 6 Saturday for Free *Results added*
(sherdog.com)
Sherdog.com will stream a live broadcast of Fury FC 6 "High Voltage" this Saturday, July 12 from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at 9:00 p.m. BST, 8:00 p.m. EST, 5:00 p.m. PST. The live broadcast will be free to view on a first-come basis. The 110-minute stream will include the first round of Fury FC's lightweight and middleweight grand prixs in addition to two international superfights. Participants will be vying for prize money and a two-year contract with Japan's Dream promotion. Fury FC has been the stomping grounds for a number of today's Brazilian standouts, including Dream grand prix semifinalist Ronaldo Souza (Pictures) and UFC up-and-comers Thiago Silva (Pictures) and Rousimar Palhares (Pictures). Results: Lightweight Grand Prix (Under 70.5kg) Opening Round Vitor Toffanelli def. Paulo Bueno via Decision (Unanimous), R3 Henrique Mello def. Gabriel Veiga via KO (Punch), R1 Eduardo Pachu def. Adriano Goncalves via Submission (Armbar), R3 Mauricio Reis def. Giovanni Diniz via Decision (Unanimous), R3 Middleweight Grand Prix (Under 84kg) Opening Round Eduardo Telles def. Rafael Sapo via KO (Head Kick), R1 Leandro Silva def. Rodrigo Pimpolho via KO (Punch), R1 Cassiano Tytschyo def. Rodrigo Ximbica via Submission (Guillotine Choke), R1 Jorge Michelan def. Matheus Serafim via. KO (Punch), R2 Fabricio Monteiro def. Yoshitomo Watanabe via Submission (Rear Naked Choke), R1 Fury FC Lightweight Championship Rafael dos Anjos def. Otsuka Takafumi via Decision (Split), R3
Submitted Jul 11, 2008 12:57PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Griffin Win Stirs Sherdog P4P Rankings
(sherdog.com)
An update to the sport's pound-for-pound outlook was not expected before last weekend. Forrest Griffin (Pictures) changed that. His entrance into these rankings also signals a notable exit.
Submitted Jul 11, 2008 7:59AM by Sam_Rothstein - 6 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Affliction: Banned - Sunday 20th July, 9pm. (on Bravo)
(cagewarriors.com)
This only applies to MMA fans from the UK really, but Bravo ( a uk tv channel) will be showing the main card of the Affliction Banned event via tape delay on the Sunday night after the event, which is what they used to do with the latest UFCs. So with The Fight Network (another uk channel) showing some of the undercard fights, looks like us Uk fans will get to see most of the show !!!
Submitted Jul 11, 2008 1:37AM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tim Sylvia Talks About Fedor, Lesnar & More
(weblogs.baltimoresun.com)
Affliction has put together an incredible card for "Banned," the biggest mixed martial arts event of the year, which is scheduled to take place July 19 in Anaheim, Calif. Headlining the fight is Fedor Emelianenko, the man who has been considered the top fighter in the world for the past few years. He’s going up against one of the best heavyweights in the world, Tim Sylvia. Sylvia recently left the UFC and become one of the few high profile free agents in the sport. I recently caught up with Sylvia to talk about Fedor, MMA judging, Kimbo Slice, the growth of the sport and more.
Submitted Jul 11, 2008 1:25AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
MMA Sheds It's Violent Image
(floridatoday.com)
It took 11 years for Jonathan Lowell to feel comfortable enough with public acceptance of mixed martial arts to include those words in the name of his business. Although he opened his business in Satellite Beach in 1997, it was only this year that his studio became Master Lowell's Mixed Martial Arts Academy in its newest location on North Wickham Road. "It really wasn't exactly acceptable," Lowell said of early attitudes toward mixed martial arts. "I continued to call my school a black-belt karate school because I wasn't sure how parents would accept us."
Submitted Jul 10, 2008 2:06PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: General MMA
 
COMMISSIONS NOT SOLD ON NEW MMA RULES
(mmaweekly.com)
On July 3, the Association of Boxing Commissions passed a series of amendments to the Unified Rules for Mixed Martial Arts – a blueprint for most athletic commissions that regulate mixed martial arts today – at a meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Drafted by the ABC president Timothy Leuckenhoff, ABC MMA chairman Dale Kliparchuk, New Jersey State Athletic Control Board Deputy Attorney Nick Lembo, California State Athletic Commission executive director Armando Garcia, and veteran referee "Big" John McCarthy, most changes served as clarifications to the existing rules, although new amendments were introduced. Chief among those was the expansion of the current weight classes used in MMA, from seven widely recognized weight classes to a total of fourteen, including shifts within the weight requirements of those already in use.
Submitted Jul 10, 2008 1:47PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
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New Affliction Video Promo - Fedor is the focus
(dreamfighters.com)
A really cool new Affliction Video promo - Their main focus was on Fedor this this one.
Submitted Jul 10, 2008 11:40AM by kastro_316 - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Lindland throws hat into political ring.
(sports.yahoo.com)
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! Sports Jul 9, 3:10 pm EDT If Matt Lindland were a pitcher, he’d be the guy who’d want to protect a one-run lead with the bases loaded and Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz due to bat. A 2000 Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling silver medalist, Lindland thrives the tougher and the more pressure-filled the situation.
Submitted Jul 10, 2008 9:22AM by emfleek - 0 comments
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DEWEES SIGNS MULTI-FIGHT DEAL WITH AFFLICTION
(mmaweekly.com)
Affliction on Wednesday announced that it has signed Edwin Dewees to a multi-fight contract. He will replace Vernon “Tiger” White at the promotion’s July 19 debut event. White was initially scheduled to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, but was recently suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the use of a banned diuretic prior to a kickboxing bout. Dewees will now step in to face Nogueira at the Honda Center.
Submitted Jul 10, 2008 12:28AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Are pro-wrestling fans ‘graduating’ to MMA?
(mmamemories.com)
On this web site in June of 2008, we discussed an interesting topic regarding the ongoing divide in MMA circles involving those who come from the world of professional wrestling and those who have backgrounds in more traditional sports (like boxing). One of the major reasons for this growing divide involves the decline of professional wrestling. What does professional wrestling have to do with the growth of MMA in Japan and North America? Think: demographics.
Submitted Jul 9, 2008 3:03PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
State officials weigh in on new weight classes
(mmajunkie.com)
A wise man once said "to change and change for the better are two different things." The Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) last week found itself toeing that fine line when the group released its newly revamped recommendations for the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts. While there were several issues addressed in the new form, only one has caused an uproar: the changing of MMA's traditional weight classes to a new 14-tier system. Several of the country's most influential athletic-board directors also disagree with the new weight class standards, and a few shared their thoughts with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Jul 9, 2008 1:32PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Why the Muhammad Ali Act Should Apply to Mixed Martial Arts.
(mmapayout.com)
This article argues that the Muhammad Ali Act should apply to mixed martial arts, which contains the majority of the substantive legal protections for boxers.
Submitted Jul 9, 2008 1:27PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Video Interview with Frank Shamrock
(dreamfighters.com)
Talks about how he will smash Cung at the next fight they have.
Submitted Jul 9, 2008 11:24AM by kastro_316 - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, EliteXC, General MMA
 
Pang Sung Hwan looks set to face Takanori Gomi at Sengoku
(dreamfighters.com)
Pang Sung Hwan is set to face Takanori Gomi at the next Sengoku. Pang Sung Hwan is the DEEP LgithWeight Champ, and has stated that "his next opponent looks to be a foreigner with a good punch."
Submitted Jul 9, 2008 11:21AM by kastro_316 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Former UFC Champ Loses Boxing Match
(lasvegassun.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champ Ricco Rodriguez lost in a split decision Tuesday night as boxing returned to the Las Vegas Hilton. Rodriguez looks huge. But not in a good way like Kaspars Kambala. Ricco tipped the scales at 270 pounds. Let’s put it this way, Ricco doesn’t look very suave. He had Xtreme Couture boxing coach Ron Frazier in his corner and wore a pair of trunks with a Throwdown logo in an odd homage to MMA.
Submitted Jul 9, 2008 1:55AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Breaking the Rules
(sherdog.com)
There are certain traditions that are expected to be followed during a telecast of any mixed martial arts contest: ring girls putting their surgeon's work on display, labored prefight insults and -- most crucial of all -- commentators audibly musing about how they don't quite understand the rules.
Submitted Jul 9, 2008 1:22AM by holt8081 - 3 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Fox News goes behind the scenes at UFC 86 (video)
(foxnews.com)
Some people in the MMA blogosphere were dismayed at the lack of UFC 86 coverage from big media outlets like ESPN, but FoxNews.com’s “Fight Game” was on the scene, for what that’s worth.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 8:50PM by juanez13 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Tim Sylvia on a quest to fight the best
(mmajunkie.com)
Over the past four years, few heavyweight fighters can stake a claim to fighting more top-10 opponents than Tim Sylvia. The 32-year-old "Maine-iac" has fought most of the sport's best heavyweights, and in two weeks, he'll add an opponent that many consider the division's top fighter. Sylvia, a longtime former UFC heavyweight champion, was recently granted his release from the organization. However, he's preparing for a challenging future outside the UFC, where the majority of the top 10 heavyweight fighters in the world now compete.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 4:31PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
Random Ranting: How to fix the judging and rule making process in MMA
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
I don’t think the result of the Forrest Griffin vs. Quinton Jackson fight is cause to condemn the current judging system that currently exists in mixed martial arts. Not everyone is going to see the fight the same way. As I said before, I can live with the decision that was rendered and don’t have a problem with people who believe Griffin won the fight. I scored the fight on my own, as it happened. After a round took place, I jotted a score down. I added it up and Jackson came out the winner. My wife sat right next to me and watched the fight on the same television. She thought Griffin won the fight and expressed mild surprise when I told her I thought Jackson should be declared the winner. To each their own.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:42PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
UFC forced Affliction’s jump from clothing company to fight promoter
(mmajunkie.com)
Affliction was perfectly content with being an apparel company. With its fashion-forward T-shirts appearing on the backs of actors, rock stars and mixed martial artists, the Signal Hill, Calif.-based company had carved out a niche for its label in pop culture. In less than three years, the Affliction brand had become synonymous with cool, with its artistic prints spotted at movie premieres, in magazines and on plenty of UFC fighters.
Submitted Jul 8, 2008 1:39PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
 
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