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JZ with torn ACL, out rest of year
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dream lightweight superstar Gesias "JZ Calvan" Calvancante was a recent guest on the Savage Dog Radio Show on Sherdog.com. During the interview Calvan confirmed he had a torn meniscus that was scoped before the Aoki fight. After the fight he was examined and a completely torn ACL was diagnosed. Surgery has been scheduled for May 16th and Calvan stated that there will be at least a four month rehab, and he is most likely out until the end the year. With an an extended lay off due to the injury and rehab, JZ will probably be groomed to face the Dream Lightweight Grand Prix winner sometime in mid-2009, and Calvan stated he wants to fight for the title.
Submitted May 9, 2008 10:24PM by juanez13 - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
Alvarez Earns International Recognition in Japan
(sherdog.com)
Eddie Alvarez (Pictures)'s gutsy victory in the inaugural Dream lightweight grand prix left an indelible impression on fight fans around the world. But ask the kid from Philly if it was a breakthrough performance and he'll curtly reply, "No. Not really." It's neither hubris nor modesty that motivates this response; rather, it's quiet confidence in his abilities. "Going into the tournament, I had to convince myself that I was among the top and elite lightweights in the world, and I'm already past that point. I'm above and beyond that point," Alvarez said. "I know I belong in the tournament. Not only do I belong, but I want to prove to people that I'm the best in this tournament." He proved his point all right -- by bludgeoning Andre "Dida" Amade, a tough striker from Chute Boxe who had made it to the finals of the K-1 Hero's lightweight tournament last year.
Submitted May 9, 2008 8:08PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
afflication is official july 19th in anaheim!!!
the fedor vs slyvia fight will be at the honda center, according to mmaweekly.com glad to see the fights back in anaheim which might actually push the ufc return to anaheim go bye bye.. i would rather see the ufc fights in anaheim than afflication fights, i am hoping both come to the honda center, but i guess time will tell if the ufc will still return to anaheim like they have the previous years in sept not to mention if they don't with hockey and basketball yearly the ufc wouldn't return to so cal till earliest summer of 09"
Submitted May 9, 2008 5:18PM by prozacnation1978 - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Cro Cop: I'm so hungry again and I enjoy my trainings and preparations
(dreamfighters.com)
Mirko Crocop has reported that he would like to fight at least 3 more times this year, as he puts the rumors to rest that he is injured from a training sessions. A quote from Mirko Crocop him self:
Submitted May 9, 2008 3:10PM by Porch28 - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Cage Rage 26 Weigh-Ins Freeman V Cahoon
(mmaweekly.com)
BIRMINGHAM, England – All fighters have made weight for Cage Rage 26: Extreme, the first venture outside of London for the venerable British promotion. Ian Freeman appears in amazing shape that belies his 41 years, looking like a fighter of half his age. He squares off with Paul Cahoon in Saturday night’s main event. Ross Pointon stepped on the scales looking fresh and ready to go by virtue of correct diet and heavy cardio work leading up to the event. Ross Mason by contrast, undertook his usual heavy sauna routine to step on the scales on weight. Card: -Ian Freeman (205lbs/93kg) vs. Paul Cahoon (200.6lbs/91kg) -Che Mills (169.7lbs/77kg) vs. Marios Zaromskis (169lbs/76.7kg) -Rodney Faverus (204.1lbs/92.7kg) vs. James Zikic (202.7lbs/92kg) -Ross Mason (169.7lbs/77kg) vs. Ross Pointon (169.7lbs/77kg) -Mark Epstein (185lbs/84kg) vs. Matt Ewin (184.2lbs/83.6kg) -Henrique Nogueira (200.6lbs/91kg) vs. Marc Goddard (205lbs/93kg) -Paul Reed (145lbs/65.8kg) vs. Brad Pickett (145lbs/65.8kg) -Kev Simms (240.2lbs/109kg) vs. Popek Rak (228.1lbs/103.5kg) -Chris Rice (184.5lbs/83.7kg) vs. Edgelson Lue (180.7lbs/82kg) -Harvey Harra (154.3lbs/70kg) vs. Garry Kelly (154.3lbs/70kg)
Submitted May 9, 2008 2:18PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Hardcore Championship Fighting Done
(sherdog.com)
Hardcore Championship Fighting is officially out of business, CEO Keith Crawford has informed Sherdog.com. The news comes after a period of great optimism for the Canadian organization. HCF was expected to announce this week that it had been purchased -- a move that Crawford hoped would put the promotion among the few legitimately vying for the No. 2 spot behind the UFC.
Submitted May 9, 2008 4:23AM by Playground_Samurai - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Pele wants revenge
(graciemag.com)
Jose “Pele” Landi has been recovering speedily from one of the ugliest injuries ever seen in MMA, and is already venturing some light training. “I’m training light in Jiu-Jitsu and boxing, but I’m limited due to this serious injury. I think my recovery has been coming along well, but I have to be careful. It’s still recent, only two months now, but I think in one month I’ll be able to fight again,” he declared to GRACIEMAG.com. The muay thai ace, and one of the first big names in the sport in Brazil, suffered two fractures at once in his leg in a fight in the Canadian event TKO against Brian Gassaway in February of last year. The accident came about as a result of the wear from many years of training. Born in Cuba, but growing up in Brazil, Pele does not yet have a date to return to the ring, but the moment he suffered the injury has still not left his head. “You could see I actually broke it before kicking. You can see right after the second round begins I did a front kick that didn’t connect and then when I put my foot down the peronio was already broken, then after that my tibia breaks,” he recalls. Considering the final result unfair, the fighter already has it in his head what he wants as his career unfolds: revenge. “I wanted it considered a No Contest and them to grant me a revenge match. He (Brian Gassaway) was losing. I hope TKO re-watches the fight and does what’s right. I think if the referee had seen it he wouldn’t give my opponent the win,” he said in closing.
Submitted May 8, 2008 7:23PM by disorderlyvision - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Pe de Pano to fight at Sengoku 3
(graciemag.com)
Not having stepped in a ring since June of 2007, when he defeated Rafael Feijão in the IFL, Marcio “Pe de Pano” Cruz has been getting back to peak form for a triumphal return, possible at Sengoku 3, on June 8th. Even knowing from the start he would be working for the Japanese event organized by World Victory Road, the black belt does not yet know his opponent, since the show’s promoters have been having a hard time finding opponents for the Brazilian. While he waits, the twice absolute Jiu-Jitsu world champion has been training hard with his team (Gracie Fusion) to get ready and get back on track in MMA and position himself among the best in the world. “The fight will possibly take place at the next event (Sengoku 3) on June 8th. The problem is that they haven’t yet found me an opponent, they were trying, trying and haven’t managed to. I know some guys didn’t accept the fight with me. Not having an opponent yet doesn’t change much in training, what matters is that I’m in shape,” said the fighter to GRACIEMAG.com.
Submitted May 8, 2008 7:14PM by disorderlyvision - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Curran Looking Forward to June 1st Tilt with Brown
(fcfighter.com)
n June 1st, at the upcoming World Extreme Cagefighting event in Sacramento, California, two of the United States more accomplished and respected featherweights will face off. Of course, the card’s main event competitors in WEC 145lb. champion Urijah Faber and challenger Jens Pulver fit this description, but so do scheduled undercard rivals, Jeff Curran and Mike Brown.
Submitted May 8, 2008 3:34PM by disorderlyvision - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Full card announced for Adrenaline MMA in Chicago
(mmafighting.com)
FIGHT CARD: Jeff Monson vs. Mike Russow Daiju Takase vs. Terry Martin Alberto Crane vs. Clay French Tony Fryklund vs. Brian Gassaway Jeff Cox vs. Bart Palaszewski Rory Markham vs. Taiwon Howard Mark Miller vs. Jame Gibo Kerry Schall vs. Herc Hayes Rob Kimmons vs. Hector Urbina Aaron Rosa vs. Ron Fields Dom O' Grady vs. Mike Stumpf Joe Jordan vs. Ryan Williams Christian Reynoso vs. John Hosman
Submitted May 8, 2008 3:25PM by disorderlyvision - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Adrenaline MMA Press Release! Russow eyes biggest test in debut of Adrenaline MMA
(onthemat.com)
So, it is understandable when Russow only smiles and refers to fighting veteran Jeff Monson in a professional mixed martial arts bout as a "great opportunity." Russow, 9-1 in his pro career, takes on Monson, 23-7, in the heavyweight main event of Adrenaline MMA on June 14 at the Sears Centre. A total of 13 pro bouts are scheduled in the inaugural Adrenaline event. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and fights begin at 6 p.m. "Monson is far more than just a veteran," said Adrenaline CEO Monte Cox. "He has fought in every major event in the world and competed for countless titles, including the UFC heavyweight title. He comes into the event having won 18 of his last 20 bouts and is looking to prove Russow is not yet ready for the big time. "Russow, on the other hand, has been crushing opposition and has been tested twice in major events... losing to then No. 6 ranked Sergei Kharitonov in Pride, then crushing Roman Zentzov in Japan's Yarennoka event last New Years Eve. He's ready to show he should be considered among the world's best." Tickets for the event can be purchased at the Sears Centre Box Office, online at www.searscentre.com or by calling 1-888-SEARSTIX. A foursome of UFC veterans make up the two feature bouts. Chicago's Terry Martin (16-4) will face Japan's Daiju Takase (7-11) while Chicago's Brian Gassaway (25-17) takes on Las Vegas' Tony Fryklund (14-9).
Submitted May 8, 2008 2:45PM by disorderlyvision - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Cesar Gracie: Diaz Bout Back On
(sherdog.com)
After days of confusion and frustration, it appears that Nick Diaz will be fighting Sunday in Japan after all. "It was off, then on, then off again … now it's back on," said Diaz's trainer, Cesar Gracie. "I won't really believe it until he is on the plane tomorrow morning heading to Japan."
Submitted May 8, 2008 2:04AM by wolfman - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Saraiva vs. Cate to headline May 30 "AFL: BULLETPROOF"
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC fighter and current American Fight League lightweight champion Diego Saraiva (11-6-1) will make his first title defense when he meets Hermes Franca's protégé Josh Cate (5-6) in the main event of"AFL: BULLETPROOF." The AFL today announced the headline bout, which takes place May 30 at Atlanta's Phillps Arena. Additionally, the organization announced that veteran fighters George Lockhart (7-2) and George Allen (12-14-1) will meet for the first-ever AFL middleweight title during the event.
Submitted May 6, 2008 8:08PM by CantAndleDaRiddum - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
DREAM fight in Jeopardy for Nick Diaz
(graciefighter.com)
Nick Diaz's DREAM bout is very much in jeopardy. Diaz was given the go ahead by EliteXC for a April 29th fight against Marcelo Garcia in Dream, however when that fight was scrapped, Dream decided to instead have Diaz fight on their May 11th show. Unfortunately no one at Dream shared this information with EliteXC and EliteXC President, Gary Shaw, only learned of the change via the internet 2 days ago. With Diaz having been scheduled to fight in Hawaii on June 14th, Shaw finds the new May 11th date perilously close to the Showtime card and has therefore nixed Diaz's participation on the Dream card. Unless Shaw has a change of heart this fight will be a no go.
Submitted May 6, 2008 11:58AM by Kpro - 9 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, Other MMA Organizations
 
Barnett v. Rizzo 2 Set for Debut Affliction Card
(mmaweekly.com)
The Barnett vs. Rizzo rematch has been confirmed for the debut card of the Affliction Fighting organization. The venue was set to be the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.. but HDNet Fights may have pulled its support of the card.
Submitted May 6, 2008 12:21AM by bbman182 - 15 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA
 
Gracie's Opponent Announced For Sengoku 2
(sherdog.com)
After months of speculation, World victory Road has announced that Roger Gracie will face Yuki Kondo at Sengoku 2 on May 18. The catch weight fight will be the penultimate fight of the card.
Submitted May 5, 2008 4:31PM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Forrest Griffin: “Jacaré has heavy hands”
(tatame.com)
The Brazilian Ronaldo Jacaré start at the DREAM middleweight GP at the better possible way. The rear naked choke at Ian Murphy putted Jacaré at the next round of the event and now he waits for the definition of his next opponent. The BJJ world champion, that now is training at Xtreme Couture, at Las Vegas , is attracting attention from his teammates with his strong trains with Forrest Griffin. “I definitely think that he can do well in that category. Apart from been very strong for this weight and also for Heavyweight guys, he has heavy hands”, said Forrest Griffin to TATAME magazine #145, that bring exclusives shots from Xtreme Couture trains.
Submitted May 4, 2008 3:22PM by ufc88 - 11 comments
Filed under: Interviews, Other MMA Organizations
 
Jake O'Brien finds a new home
(nokaut.com)
California-based, Palace Fighting Championship (PFC) has announced the signing of recently released UFC heavyweight Jake O'Brien. O'Brien was undefeated with a 10-0 record until his loss to Andrei Arlovski at UFC 82. He was subsequently released by the UFC a month ago. What does PFC president Christian Printup have to say about his most recent signing? "We are very excited to bring in one of the most promising young heavyweights in the country," swooned El Presidente "He's proven himself at the sports highest level... Jake is a great wrestler with solid boxing skills. A lot of people haven't seen that, but we want to put him in some fights where he can show it." Why the UFC cut a 10-1 fighter from the weakest division they have is beyond me, but hey they got Lesnar vs. Coleman so that's... something.
Submitted May 4, 2008 2:43PM by disorderlyvision - 15 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Thomas Schulte: Time For The Next Step?
(mmafanatics.com)
At this past weekend’s Ultimate Warrior Challenge in Fairfax, Va., F.I.T. NHB product Thomas Schulte made yet another case for himself to get an opportunity to fight on the big stages of mixed martial arts. A veteran of such promotions as King of the Cage and Hardcore Championship Fighting, Schulte finished off Zack Light – an assistant coach for Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s team on this season of “The Ultimate Fighter” – in just over one minute, adding to a current three-fight winning streak that’s seen him not go past the 75 second mark in each outing.
Submitted May 4, 2008 2:38PM by disorderlyvision - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Nakakura Crowned Champ; Sakurai Upset
(sherdog.com)
TOKYO -- More than 3,900 fans gathered Saturday to celebrate the first card of Shooto's 20th anniversary series at the newly opened JCB Hall, just a stone's throw from the time-honored Korakuen Hall in Japan's Tokyo Dome City complex. While the evening proved to be a rough one for some of Japan's best, it was still an exciting night of fights. Capping off the card was a welterweight showdown between two of Shooto's top 154-pounders in Takashi Nakakura (Pictures) and Ganjo Tentsuku (Pictures), who were vying for the title Tatsuya Kawajiri (Pictures) had recently vacated.
Submitted May 3, 2008 7:38PM by Mchubb316 - 12 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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