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UFC Event In Works for July 19
(sherdog.com)
July 19 could become a crowded night for mixed martial arts. The UFC is currently planning an event that Saturday night to be televised live on Spike TV, Sherdog.com has learned from multiple industry sources.
Submitted Jun 15, 2008 11:26PM by thatfedorsohotrightnow - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Kim Couture
(mmajunkie.com)
Looks like wife of Randy Couture Kim is set to make a name for her self.
Submitted Jun 15, 2008 4:16PM by holt8081 - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
 
Adrenaline MMA debuts with plenty of fights, but disappointing attendance
(mmajunkie.com)
HOFFMAN ESTATES, ILL. – Adrenaline MMA fashioned its first show Saturday night at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., just outside of Chicago with fighters from various promotions and a wide range of skill level. "We want to be the Strikeforce of the Midwest and to do that, you have to bring the best Midwest fighters together," said Adrenaline CEO Monte Cox in assessing the show. "I was happy. How can you not like this set of fights? We had a little bit of everything."
Submitted Jun 15, 2008 12:16PM by juanez13 - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Adrenaline MMA makes Saturday's full card available online
(mmajunkie.com)
The full card for Saturday's Adrenaline MMA event will be available online, the organization today announced. Although the main card of the event will be shown live on HDNet, viewers can also watch the entire 14-fight card online at Vividas.com. Saturday's event, Adrenaline MMA's debut show, takes place at the Sears Centre Arena near Chicago and features a main event between Mike Russow and Jason Guida. A host of UFC, PRIDE and IFL veterans are also booked for the show. "Those MMA fans who can't see the fights live or watch on HDNet will have the opportunity to see all the fights, including the preliminaries, live through Vividas," Adrenaline MMA CEO Monte Cox said. "Our undercard is as loaded as our main event." Vividas will offer a high-quality, full-screen feed of the event beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The televised main card of the event begins at 9:30 p.m. ET. A foursome of UFC veterans make up the two feature bouts. Chicago's Terry Martin (16-4) faces Japan's Daiju Takase (7-11), and Chicago's Brian Gassaway (25-17) takes on Las Vegas fighter Tony Fryklund (14-9). IFL standouts Bart Palaszewski, Mark Miller and Zac George are also in action.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 3:43PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
NSAC: Vitor Belfort Must Pay
(bloodyelbow.com)
There's been much speculation -- led by Fightlinker -- that Vitor Belfort wouldn't be allowed to fight on the July 19th Affliction: Banned card unless he settles up with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Belfort got popped for drugging at PRIDE 32 and was hit with a $10,000 fine and a 9 month suspension. Six months later he was fighting in Cage Rage in the U.K. Not cool, Vitor. Turns out he never paid his fine either.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 1:10PM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
New Yahoo article on Affliction
(sports.yahoo.com)
He doesn’t so much as have a promoter’s license yet, but Tom Atencio has already got the shtick down. He’s about a month away from promoting his first mixed martial arts card, but he’s already touting it as the best in the history of the sport.
Submitted Jun 13, 2008 11:09AM by thatfedorsohotrightnow - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Emelianenko vs. Slyvia to fight for Heavy weight Title
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned that Affliction’s main event between Fedor Emelianenko and Tim Sylvia scheduled for the promotion’s inaugural card on July 19 is expected to be contested for a heavyweight title.
Submitted Jun 12, 2008 10:01PM by thatfedorsohotrightnow - 16 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, PrideFC
 
Mirko Crocop responds to Overeem's comments "Crocop Is ducking me"
(dreamfighters.com)
Alistair Overeem claims that Mirko's is ducking him, this is what Mirko thinks about it.
 
Vitor Belfort Added To Affliction
(mmamania.com)
Affliction has added former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor Belfort to its July 19 event, putting him in a matchup against fellow one-time UFC fighter Terry Martin. It's considered interesting he was added given he previously violated a drug suspension by fighting overseas during the suspension period, which could work against him when it comes to getting licensed.
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 12:33PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Another DREAM On Hold: Cacareco Off DREAM 4
(sherdog.com)
Although DREAM officials have not yet announced this, Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira is now off Sunday's DREAM 4 event due to visa issues. It would've been his DREAM debut. He was to have faced Alavutdin Gadzhiyev, who should face a replacement to be named later this week.
Submitted Jun 11, 2008 7:18AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Affliction Banned Update: Vitor Belfort set to face Terry Martin
(dreamfighters.com)
Vitor "The Phenom" Belfort has been added to the Affliction Banned card, and is set to face Terry Martin.
Submitted Jun 10, 2008 9:24PM by kastro_316 - 14 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Fight Camp / Team
 
Doug Marshall vs Phil Collins PFC fight on July 18
(mmamania.com)
Former WEC light heavyweight champion Doug Marshall (7-3) — who just lost his 205-pound belt to Brian Stann at WEC 33 via technical knockout in March — will return to action since on July 19. The only difference is that he will now compete under the Palace Fighting Championship (PFC) banner, taking on Phil Collins. No, not the musician, but a worthy fighter who sports a 6-3 record. In fact, he relinquished his opportunity for the organization’s middleweight title to take on the “Rhino.” I didn't even realize he wasn't fighting for the WEC anymore.
Submitted Jun 10, 2008 8:43PM by Mchubb316 - 17 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Jason Guida replaces injured Adrenaline MMA headliner Jeff Monson
(mmajunkie.com)
Jeff Monson's (24-8) previously broken hand has forced the heavyweight fighter out of this weekend's Adrenaline MMA main event fight with Mike Russow (9-1) However, the organization was able to fight a late replacement with local ties. In Monson's place steps veteran Chicago-area fighter Jason Guida (17-15). Adrenaline MMA, which hosts its first-ever show on Saturday at the Sears Centre Arena near Chicago, made the announcement today. Monson, a former UFC heavyweight contender, injured his hand during a May 18 fight with Josh Barnett. The heavyweight tilt was part of the "Sengoku II" event in Japan. Unfortunately for the veteran fighter, the hand didn't heal as quickly as Monson expected. Guida, a Chicago police officer and the older brother of UFC fighter Clay Guida (who will be in his corner), has averaged a fight nearly every six weeks during his five-year career. He'll go for his third consecutive victory -- and his eighth win in his past 11 fights.
Submitted Jun 10, 2008 8:40PM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
DREAM.5 Update: Denis Kang has confirmed fighting at DREAM.5
(dreamfighters.com)
Denis Kang has confirmed that he will compete at DREAM.5 on Monday, July 21 at the Osaka Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan. At this time, DREAM has not releases who Kang will be fighting at DREAM.5
Submitted Jun 10, 2008 6:10PM by kastro_316 - 7 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team, Other MMA Organizations
 
UFC Could Crush Affliction, Put Brock Lesnar on Spike vs. Fedor Emelianenko on PPV
(sports.aol.com)
UFC is the undisputed champion of mixed martial arts promotions, but there are a few organizations that are trying to put some chinks in UFC's armor. EliteXC got a prime time network TV deal, and Affliction has a pay-per-view show next month -- headlined by Fedor Emelianenko -- that will have every bit as much MMA talent on display as a typical UFC pay-per-view show. But UFC President Dana White could take a huge step to undercut Affliction and show that UFC is still the dominant dog: He could take the Brock Lesnar-Heath Herring fight, which is currently scheduled for UFC 87, August 9 on pay-per-view, and move it to July 19 on free TV or basic cable (most likely Spike), head to head with Affliction's pay-per-view show. That would crush Affliction. Although I was skeptical about Lesnar when he first signed with UFC, he's undeniably a big draw. He's well-known from his days in the WWE, and MMA fans respect his background as an NCAA wrestling champion. Emelianenko is a much more accomplished MMA fighter than Lesnar, but among American fans, Lesnar's name is bigger than Fedor's, and if the choice is between watching Lesnar on basic cable or paying $50 to watch Fedor, for most fans, that's an easy choice to make.
Submitted Jun 10, 2008 10:02AM by grappler0000 - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Frank Trigg and Takanori Gomi scheduled for "Sengoku 4"
(mmajunkie.com)
Middleweight fighter Frank Trigg (16-6) has agreed to fight in August for World Victory Road. The upcoming bout means the former UFC fighter and ex-ICON Sport middleweight title-holder will return to action for the first time since a December 2007 first-round submission victory over Edwin Dewees. Trigg today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he recently agreed to the Aug. 24 "Sengoku 4" fight, though an opponent has not been determined. Trigg, 36, has won three of his past four fights. His only loss was a fourth-round knockout defeat to Robbie Lawler for the ICON title in March 2007. In addition to Dewees, Trigg also defeated Jason "Mayhem" Miller and Kazuo Misaki during the recent span. In addition to Trigg, WVR recently announced that highly ranked lightweight Takanori Gomi (28-3) has been booked for the Sengoku 4 card, which takes place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Gomi is expected to headline the event, though his opponent has not been determined.
Submitted Jun 9, 2008 8:50PM by SmileR - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mirko Crocop OUT of DREAM.4 grappling match with Gracie
(dreamfighters.com)
DreamFighters.com has learned that Mirko Crocop has incured a very minor injury from training, and will be unable to fight Ralek Gracie at DREAM.4
Submitted Jun 7, 2008 12:19PM by kastro_316 - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Affliction VP discusses Arlovski, Trump and future events
(mmajunkie.com)
Although we are just days away from UFC 85, the media -- both MMA and mainstream -- have their sights set on an organization yet to hold their first event. Affliction Entertainment made waves today at a New York City press conference by announcing a newly formed partnership with business-mogul extraordinaire Donald Trump, as well as the signing of ex-UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. Moments after the close of that press conference, Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio shared further details of the group's plans on TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), a content partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "It was phenomenal," Atencio said regarding the conference. "The press that was there, it was great." The conference was hosted at Trump Tower by new partner and building owner Trump. Atencio said the benefit of having Trump on board was immediately evident. "[Trump] is an equity partner," Atencio said. "What he brings to the table is mainstream. He's bringing it out, and I think more people are going to pay attention to it with his stamp of approval on it. He's got a great television show, and he's in the media all the time. So, absolutely, what he's bringing is more people to the table."
Submitted Jun 6, 2008 3:01AM by Bemin - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Trump/Affliction news conference Video
(mmarated.com)
This is event is looking more and more monumental (Here is hoping they can maintain it past 1 or 2 shows)
Submitted Jun 5, 2008 8:30PM by Bemin - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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