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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
 
Are UFC-WEC joint shows on the horizon? Dana White says he has "long-term gameplan"
(mmajunkie.com)
This past Saturday's "WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber" event benefited from a promotional push from its sister promotion – the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As MMAjunkie.com previously reported, the reason was simple: to get some preliminary fights on Spike TV as a teaser to the WEC's first-ever pay-per-view event, the WEC branding had to be stripped. But what about a next step in the UFC-WEC relationship? Could we ever see UFC and WEC fighters competing on the same card? Full Article
Submitted Apr 25, 2010 1:22PM by runningman08 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC, Interviews, 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
 
"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
 
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
 
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
 
Joe Stevenson vs Takanori Gomi for UFC on Versus 2 card.
(mmaweekly.com)
Joe "Daddy" Stevenson and Takanori Gomi will both be looking for redemption in Salt Lake City on Aug. 2 when they meet at UFC on Versus 2 in a lightweight contest. Full Article
Submitted Apr 22, 2010 4:57PM by runningman08 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Kevin Casey to Face Matt Lindland in Strikeforce Challengers Main Event.
(strikeforce.com)
Former Rickson Gracie protégé and highly confident middleweight (185 pounds) “King” Kevin Casey (3-1) of Los Angeles will face the toughest test of his Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) career when he faces former Olympic wrestling silver medalist and MMA superstar Matt “The Law” Lindland (21-7) of Oregon City, Ore., in the STRIKEFORCE Challengers main event at Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore. on Friday, May 21. Full Article
Submitted Apr 22, 2010 3:59PM by runningman08 - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
M-1 Global says Emelianenko available in June, waiting on Strikeforce to green light
(mmajunkie.com)
When will Fedor Emelianenko fight again? Never has such a simple question required such a complex answer. While Emelianenko is currently under contract with M-1 Global, who also have a co-promotion agreement with Strikeforce, the organizations are currently in a holding pattern as they address disagreements that arose from the November event "Fedor vs. Rogers." But M-1 Global president Vadim Finklechtein recently insisted that Emelianenko could appear in a co-promoted show as soon as June. He's just waiting on the green light from his Strikeforce business partners. Full Article
Submitted Apr 21, 2010 9:37PM by runningman08 - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, M-1 Global, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
Herschel Walker Expects to Fight Again in 2010, Responds to White Criticism
(mmafighting.com)
MMA Fighting spoke to NFL legend turned MMA rookie Herschel Walker this past weekend at Strikeforce: Nashville about why he didn't end up fighting on the most recent CBS card, when he expects to fight again and Dana White's recent criticism over the amount media attention he has received. Short Article and Video
Submitted Apr 21, 2010 10:25AM by runningman08 - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Interviews, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
UFC president promises bigger paydays for WEC fighters at "Aldo vs. Faber"
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC president Dana White says bigger paydays are on the way for WEC fighters, at least for the time being. On Saturday, the UFC's sister organization asks fans to pony up $44.95 for WEC 48 at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif. – the same price as a UFC pay-per-view card. Many observers have noted a disparity in pay between WEC fighters and UFC fighters. However, White said that gap will narrow Saturday – at least temporarily – as the WEC moves from the smaller money in cable television to the dynamic and potentially lucrative world of pay-per-view. Full Article
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 9:54PM by runningman08 - 17 comments
Filed under: WEC, MMA Personalities, UFC
 
MMA Top 10 Light Heavyweights: King Mo Makes List... Really?
(mmafighting.com)
The last few times I've posted my rankings of the Top 10 light heavyweights in mixed martial arts, I've heard from readers who insisted that I had Gegard Mousasi too low. It turns out I was ranking Mousasi too high, and not giving enough credit to the man who thoroughly whipped him on Saturday night, Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal. Like most MMA fans, I questioned whether Lawal was ready for a fighter of Mousasi's considerable talents. But in reality Lawal showed that he has incredible strength and great takedowns, and he makes my list of the sport's best light heavyweights, which is below. Would everyone agree with this list. I'm not so sure yet. Full Article and List
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 6:52PM by runningman08 - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
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