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Alexis Davis vs. Julie Kedzie Latest Addition to Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson Card
(mmaweekly.com)
A welterweight women’s match-up is the latest addition to the Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson card with Alexis Davis meeting Julie Kedzie as both fighters make their promotional debuts. The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the match-up on Wednesday. Alexis Davis (9-4) makes her Strikeforce debut after signing a multi-fight deal with the promotion just recently.
Submitted Jun 22, 2011 7:31PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Mike Kyle vs. Gegard Mousasi possible for September Strikeforce event
(mmajunkie.com)
A matchup pitting former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champ Gegard Mousasi (30-3-2 MMA, 2-1-1 SF) against Mike Kyle (18-8-1 MMA, 2-3-1 SF) could be headed to the promotion's fall lineup. The pair were supposed to fight this past April at "Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley" before Kyle was forced to withdraw with a broken hand. In his place stepped Keith Jardine, who fought Mousasi to a draw. The fight could take place at a yet-unnamed Strikeforce event slated for Sept. 10 that's expected to feature a middleweight title fight between current champ Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and Luke Rockhold, though at this point, the date is not finalized.
Submitted Jun 22, 2011 6:36PM by pmoney - 20 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Jorge Gurgel returns at Strikeforce Challengers 18 against opponent yet to be determined
(mmajunkie.com)
Strikeforce lightweight contender Jorge Gurgel (14-7 MMA, 2-2 SF) will return to action on Aug. 12. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt today announced his intentions via Twitter. His opponent for the matchup has yet to be determined. Gurgel is expected to compete on the main card of the as-yet-unannounced Strikeforce Challengers 18, which MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) reported Wednesday morning will take place at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Submitted Jun 22, 2011 5:30PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Top Brazilian Prospect Marcos ‘Pezao’ Signs with Strikeforce
(sherdog.com)
Undefeated Brazilian light heavyweight prospect Marcos Rogerio de Lima has inked a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce. Sherdog.com confirmed the signing Tuesday with multiple sources close to the deal. According to those with knowledge of the situation, “Pezao” has neither a date nor an opponent for his Strikeforce debut, which will most likely occur this fall. September is said to the earliest that the 205-pounder could join the promotion.
Submitted Jun 21, 2011 9:17PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
‘Mega Megu’ Returns, Rematches Nagano at Jewels ‘15th Ring’
(sherdog.com)
After one of the most active stretches of her seven-year career, women’s pound-for-pounder Megumi Fujii has thus far remained dormant in 2011. That will change on July 9, officials from Japanese all-female organization Jewels announced Wednesday, when “Mega Megu” rematches promotional poster girl Mika Nagano at Shinjuku Face in Tokyo. Speaking with Sherdog.com, Fujii confirmed that she recently received the go-ahead to compete at Jewels’ “15th Ring” from Bellator Fighting Championships, the Chicago-based promotion for whom she fought four times in 2010 and remains under contract. War Mega Megu!!!
Submitted Jun 21, 2011 9:04PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 132's Chris Leben doesn't like fighting, despite all evidence to the contrary
(mmajunkie.com)
Chris Leben will be the first to tell you he doesn't have issues; he's got subscriptions. Fighting used to be something that not only gave him the opportunity to prove himself, but maybe – just maybe – unburden himself of those issues in the most physical way possible. That was years ago, though. A decade after getting into the sport, he's mellowed, and he fights for different reasons, as he today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Jun 21, 2011 8:37PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Strikeforce Challengers 16's Lorenz Larkin in no rush to the top
(mmajunkie.com)
Undefeated Lorenz Larkin made one of the most impressive debuts in recent Strikeforce history when he defeated Scott Lighty at Strikeforce Challengers 15. Even more impressive than the vicious second-round TKO was the fact that Larkin took the fight on just a week's notice. And though the fast-rising light heavyweight can further bolster his top-prospect status at Friday's Showtime Challengers 16 event, the Californian told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) he's simply enjoying the ride.
Submitted Jun 21, 2011 8:00PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
After a tough year, a re-motivated Wanderlei Silva returns at UFC 132
(mmajunkie.com)
Sitting on the sidelines is hard for any fighter, but when you're Wanderlei Silva, it's excruciating. One of the most beloved figures in the sport, Silva gets messages daily from fans who want to see him return to the cage sooner than later. For the past year, though, he's been unable to oblige those requests. Injuries have kept Silva (33-10-1 MMA, 3-5 UFC) out of the spotlight for 17 months, and now that he's back, he wants to please his fans as much as he wants to beat Chris Leben (21-7 MMA, 11-6 UFC), whom he faces at UFC 132.
Submitted Jun 21, 2011 7:37PM by pmoney - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Fedor Emelianenko: Two losses in a row cannot be coincidence ... I do not want to allow a third
(mmamania.com)
Three strikes and you're out. Famed Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko will try to pull the chute on his current freefall when he battles Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Dan Henderson in the main event of "Fedor vs. Henderson" set to go down on July 30, 2011, at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Emelianenko (31-3) was bounced from the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament earlier this year after the cageside doctor deemed him unfit to answer the bell for round three of his quarterfinal bout against Antonio Silva.
Submitted Jun 20, 2011 2:19PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
72 Hours with Urijah Faber: The Life of a Champion
(mmaweekly.com)
Urijah Faber is used to being in the spotlight. He’s been the main event over and over again. But on July 2 at UFC 132, Faber steps into the brightest spotlight of his career in the biggest fight of his career. Faber squares of with UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, a man he’s defeated once before. Only this time, unlike four and a half years ago in the WEC, Faber will be the challenger try to wrest the belt from Cruz. Video on MMA Playground
Submitted Jun 20, 2011 9:41AM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Hatsu Hioki to Train with Georges St-Pierre and Andre Benkei While UFC Negotiations Continue
(mmaweekly.com)
While former Sengoku and Shooto fighter Hatsu Hioki hasn’t officially signed with the UFC yet, he’s going to do some training in the U.S. and Canada just to help him prepare if it does happen. Hioki, who is currently ranked No. 4 in the MMAWeekly World MMA rankings, has been rumored to be negotiating with the UFC while searching for a new fight home. The Japanese featherweight attended UFC 131 in Vancouver over the weekend, and will now be taking his talents to Canada and the United States to get some training in as well.
Submitted Jun 15, 2011 7:56PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Strikeforce's Brett Rogers: "Healthy is going to get you wealthy"
(mmajunkie.com)
DALLAS – Who's that guy sitting at the Strikeforce podium? It's heavyweight Brett Rogers. You might do a double take after you see him – not just for the bright yellow T-shirt and fire-engine red shoes he sports. Something is different. He's a bit more, well, svelte. As Rogers (11-2 MMA, 2-2 SF) said today, it's not just a full training camp that's shed the pounds. It's a new diet, which he said is one more step in being a "top to bottom" good athlete.
Submitted Jun 15, 2011 7:49PM by pmoney - 14 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Strikeforce CEO on Cris "Cyborg" Santos negotiations: No deal but "We're dancing"
(mmajunkie.com)
DALLAS – Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos, who's arguably the top female fighter in MMA today, still is without a contract. The management team for Strikeforce current women's middleweight champion hasn't been able to strike a new deal with company officials. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) he has no updates on the negotiations, but he's optimistic a deal will get done and the 145-pound champ will be back in the cage.
Submitted Jun 15, 2011 7:29PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Josh Barnett's Strange Journey to the Strikeforce Cage
(bloodyelbow.com)
Eight hundred seventy-two. That's the number of days since Josh Barnett last fought on U.S. soil (when he forced Gilbert Yvel to tap to strikes). In the interim, we've seen three Super Bowl champions. Two major scandals involving self-portraits of penises. Two earthquakes near 9.0 in magnitude in Japan and Chile. Flooding in Pakistan. The deaths of both Michael Jackson and Osama bin Laden. The rise of Twitter and Facebook. Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien playing hot potato with the Tonight Show. Uprisings in Egypt and Libya and across the Middle East. And so on and so forth.
Submitted Jun 15, 2011 2:38PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
 
Following UFC 131 loss, Shane Carwin has broken nose, possible orbital fracture
(mmajunkie.com)
Following a UFC 131 main-event loss to Junior Dos Santos, Shane Carwin was unavailable to the media in the post-fight press conference and instead was ushered to the hospital. Carwin, who was badly bloodied in the first round of Saturday's fight, ultimately survived the onslaught and settled for a unanimous-decision loss. In a blog post, Carwin discussed the fight while confirming a suspected broken nose and a possible orbital fracture.
Submitted Jun 13, 2011 3:49PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Nearly blind, Shane Carwin was hoping for 'one clean shot' against Junior dos Santos
(mmamania.com)
Shane Carwin: Engineer, fighter, salesman? The former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion had to convince the cageside doctor not to stop the UFC 131 main event on June 11 in Vancouver after Junior dos Santos made it nearly impossible for him to breathe. And he was unable to see.
Submitted Jun 13, 2011 12:05PM by pmoney - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Strikeforce odds: Josh Barnett vs Brett Rogers
(mmamania.com)
Most of the Monday morning black belts are still talking about the heavyweight action that took place at UFC 131 last Saturday night in Vancouver. Well fellow Maniacs, I'm here with a "Grim" reminder that another batch of 265-pounders are set to do battle this weekend in Dallas. The second leg of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament will get underway on June 18 from the American Airlines Center and will include a titanic tilt between former PRIDE star Josh Barnett taking on the heavy-handed Brett Rogers. Barnett's experience and grappling credentials have made him the odds-on favorite at -340.
Submitted Jun 13, 2011 10:51AM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
The Big Payback: Alistair Overeem Predicts a Much Different Fight With Werdum This Time
(mmaweekly.com)
Alistair Overeem still remembers his 2006 loss to Fabricio Werdum, but he says when they meet again in Strikeforce, everyone can expect a much different outcome. If you go back and watch the first fight between Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum from Pride: Total Elimination in 2006, there are quite a few glaring differences from what you might see when the two heavyweights meet in a rematch this weekend in Strikeforce.
Submitted Jun 13, 2011 9:23AM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Paul Daley Faces Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson on July 30
(mmaweekly.com)
The last two fighters to face Nick Diaz in Strikeforce will now face each other on July 30 in Chicago. Paul Daley has signed on to face Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos on the upcoming Fedor vs. Henderson card set to go down at the Sears Center in Chicago. Daley’s management team, Fight Management announced the fight to MMAWeekly.com on Sunday.
Submitted Jun 12, 2011 12:22PM by pmoney - 7 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, MMA Personalities
 
Following Trash Talking Kids project, Stephan Bonnar has beef with Josh Koscheck
(mmajunkie.com)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Simply put, UFC fan favorite Stephan Bonnar does not like fellow "The Ultimate Fighter 1" cast member Josh Koscheck. Or, as Bonnar put it a little more eloquently, the light heavyweight dreams of kicking the welterweight contender's ass. "Words cannot describe how bad I want to kick Josh Koscheck's ass right now," Bonnar said at this weekend's UFC Fight Club Q&A session. "Sometimes I can't sleep at night because I'm up just thinking about all the things I want to do to him – and kick his ass."
Submitted Jun 12, 2011 12:19PM by pmoney - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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