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Hardcore Championship Fighting has been sold
(sherdog.com)
With Saturday's "Crow's Nest" card approaching, Hardcore Championship Fighting CEO Keith Crawford told Sherdog.com that his organization has been purchased.
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 7:53AM by babytater03 - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Pat Smith Arrested
(mmajunkie.com)
Don Frye (19-6-1), a headliner for the April 11 debut YAMMA Pit Fighting show, has pulled out of his main-event bout with Oleg Taktarov (15-5-2) and has been replaced by former UFC fighter Patrick Smith (14-13), the organization announced late last week. However, just hours after the announcement, KXII TV 12 in Sherman, Texas, reported that Smith had been arrested after a high-speed police chase. Smith was clocked at speeds of up 130 mph while fleeing on his sports motorcyle, police said. He's been charged with felony attempting to elude, possession of a prescription drug without a valid prescription, and reckless driving.
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 1:46PM by Porch28 - 2 comments
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Sakuraba out Jacare In at Dream 2
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Touch of gloves to CagePotato for putting these two items together. I’m late to the party with this but I felt compelled to add since I’ve become the de facto DREAM fanboy here at 5Oz. First, SukiMMA reported that Kazushi Sakuraba is out of the DREAM.2 middleweight tournament due to an unhealed wound on his leg:
Submitted Mar 23, 2008 9:15PM by Porch28 - 10 comments
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Combat Fighting Championships to Debut 5/17/08 with Rodriguez v. Monson
(mmanews.com)
The UK's newest MMA organization is looking to make a big impact right away. Combat Fighting Championships is putting together a very nice fight card for it's debut event, which will take place on May 17th at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. The main event features former UFC heavyweight Champion Ricco Rodriguez against former UFC fighter Jeff Monson.
Submitted Mar 21, 2008 11:49AM by babytater03 - 18 comments
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Five Rounds Of News 03.21.08
(411mania.com)
A decidedly slow week for the UFC means tons of news from the rest of the MMA world. DREAM debuts and looks the most like PRIDE since...well, PRIDE. Elite XC reveals more details on their CBS deal and Fedor fought without a contract. Tons of news, tons of videos, tons of poorly phrased opinions!! Five Rounds!!
Submitted Mar 21, 2008 10:26AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: General MMA, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities, EliteXC
 
World Victory Road: Gaining on DREAM?
(bloodyelbow.com)
For the past couple of months DREAM has been getting all the love and most have written off World Victory Road as a second-tier promotion. Certainly DREAM.1 got more hype on the blogs than WVR's debut Sengoku event. But now that both events have happened, I don't think many would say the DREAM event was head and shoulders better than Sengoku.

DREAM.1 got mixed reviews at best for fight quality, but much more importantly, the TV ratings for DREAM were awful: It is confirmed that the show drew an 8.9% rating on TBS. That is a miserable rating that would even make HEROs blush. TBS finished second to last for ratings in that time frame, with low-powered TV Tokyo finishing in last (with a 6.9% number).
While DREAM.2 will likely produce better numbers -- featuring big draws like Sakuraba, Funaki, Tamura as well as top talents like Akiyama and Kang -- WVR is announcing some signings of its own. In addition to promising lightweight Satoru Kitaoka, who should be headed toward a showdown with Gomi next New Year's Eve, they also signed Yoshihiro "Kiss" Nakao. Now we know why rumors were flying that the Yakuza wouldn't let Nakao fight Cro Cop for DREAM -- I suspect he'd already committed to WVR before that fight was even proposed Most importantly though, it looks like WVR has scored a network TV deal with Fuji, the network that carried PRIDE until scandal forced them to drop the promotion. Personally I think more big events are a good thing. I also think DREAM carries a bit of the stink of K-1's ****** upness about it. With a network TV deal, WVR can compete with DREAM on an equal footing. I expect the better organization will win.
Submitted Mar 20, 2008 9:13PM by juanez13 - 2 comments
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New Cro Cop Interview
(dreamfighters.com)
1. It was your first fight after two defeats. Were you nervous about your comeback to the ring? Mirko: I wasn't nervous, I've been fighting in the ring for many years and I feel at home in it. I was excited about fighting in Japan again. 2. You looked impressive in the ring. You bulked up, did you do it on purpose or did it just happen? Mirko: Gaining muscle mass was a 6 months process and I did it primarily to increase my raw strength.
Submitted Mar 20, 2008 5:39PM by wolfman - 2 comments
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Frye Bows Out of Yamma; Taktarov to Face Pat Smith
(sherdog.com)
Don Frye (Pictures) has pulled out of a scheduled April 11 main event against Oleg Taktarov for the debuting Yamma Pit Fighting promotion, Sherdog.com learned Wednesday. Taktarov will instead face UFC 1 tournament entrant Patrick Smith, according to Smith's co-managers Francois Nguyen and Tommy Rojas. A contract is expected to be signed and returned this week. Hurray for the MMA Senior Tour!
Submitted Mar 20, 2008 12:19AM by ncordless - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
Babalu to HCF for May 10 Event
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC cast-off Renato "Babalu" Sobral (29-7) will return to action on May 10 for a Hardcore Championship Fighting show to be held in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. There, 32-year-old will take on fellow Brazilian Mauricio Alonso (4-1). Sobral will be in Quebec on March 29 for the HCF's "Crow's Nest" event, featuring UFC veterans David Loiseau, Hector "Sick Dog" Ramirez and Gideon Ray, where a formal announcement of the fight card will be made. During the interview, Pavia was unable to confirm, but did little to deny, a rumored match-up between Sobral and UFC veteran Mike Whitehead. It is believed the bout will be contested at the debut event of the new Affliction/Golden Boy co-promotion.

Pavia also mentioned a forthcoming "big announcement" by the UFC regarding welterweight Chris "Lights Out" Lytle. The UFC is expected to soon release information regarding Lytle facing a "very big name" at UFC 86 in July. Pavia felt confident that the match-up would be the co-main event of the card. According to Pavia, "Razor" Rob McCullough will return to action in the WEC on the as-yet-unannounced June 1 WEC event in Sacramento, Calif. Although McCullough's opponent has not yet been determined, that card is believed to be headlined by Urijah Faber vs. Jens Pulver. Miguel Torres vs. Manny Tapia is also expected at the event, and Jeff Curran will also likely compete. Lastly, Pavia said Joe "Diesel" Riggs was recovering quickly from back surgery after suffering an injury in his latest fight, and should return to action with Strikeforce in late May, when the organization looks to return to Tacoma, Wash. .
Submitted Mar 19, 2008 10:34PM by juanez13 - 7 comments
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Golden Boy Promotions, Affliction & MMA
(punch.freedomblogging.com)
I got a chance to interview Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker Eric Gomez about Golden Boy's relationship with Affliction and possible involvement with MMA in the future. On the relationship between Golden Boy Promotions and Affliction and whether they will be teaming up to do MMA cards: “We’ll make an announcement shortly. But there’s some things we’re working with them. As of right now we’ve started a relationship with them and they are one of the sponsors of our shows and, obviously, we are going to give them visibility on our shows and we’re just starting the relationship. There will be more announcements in the near future.” On his thoughts about MMA: “It’s exciting. I mean, If you get the right kind of … it’s just like boxing in the way that if you get the right matchups people will watch. If you get the right matchups, people will watch. It comes down to styles like boxing. That’s what makes the fights good fights.” On the possibilites in MMA: “Obviously, there is some money being made. When you add Oscar’s name and the element of Golden Boy, so there are some opportunities there. We’re not going to leave any rocks unturned.” On when we might here some news about Golden Boy and MMA: “Soon. I mean, you know, look, we’re a young company. We’re hungry. We’ve had huge success in the first four years of our existance. We have a lot more time ahead of us, so we’re just going to keep working hard and see what we can do. Make a difference.” Check out this link for the entire interview:
Submitted Mar 19, 2008 9:30PM by PunchyMcGee - 6 comments
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WVR Announces Fighters for Sengoku II
(mmaweekly.com)
After a successful debut show, World Victory Road has announced a few of the participants expected to fight on its next Sengoku event scheduled for May 18, according to the official Sengoku website.
Submitted Mar 18, 2008 9:15PM by chubbud22 - 9 comments
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CRO COP to fight KHARITONOV in JUNE
(index.hr)
The article is in Croatian, I will summerize it. Article states that Cro Cop was supposed to fight Sergei at Dream 1 but he declined the fight stating that would be too tough of a match for him after a six month break. Now they moved the fight to Dream 4 which will take place in mid-june and it will apparantly be made official in about a month possibly on April 29th which is Dream 2. That is when Dream is supposed to announce the fight. In one of Mirko's quotes he said " I am not approaching these fights in Dream as practice for UFC comeback instead I am treating every fight seriously."
Submitted Mar 18, 2008 3:16AM by BlazinSaddle - 23 comments
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DREAM Officials Planning Fedor Vs CroCop 2
(mmanews.com)
The producers of DREAM, the new Japanese MMA promotion borne out of the ashes of PRIDE and K-1 HERO'S, have set forth their "dream" match for the annual end-of-year fight festival known as Dynamite: a rematch between former PRIDE aces Fedor Emelianenko and Mirko "CroCop" Filipovic.
Submitted Mar 17, 2008 11:20PM by jae_1833 - 15 comments
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Silva Signs With HCF, Vacates Pancrase Belt
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC fighter and current Pancrase Heavyweight Champion Assuerio Silva has vacated the Pancrase title and signed with Hardcore Championship Fighting. It's said to be a 5 fight deal with the first fight likely in May.
Submitted Mar 15, 2008 4:02PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dream 1 Results
(mmaweekly.com)
CRO COP WINS!!!!
Submitted Mar 15, 2008 8:49AM by Bowen50 - 22 comments
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Dream and HDnet
(sherdog.com)
Are very close to a deal that will air Dream's events including a delayed opening round of this weekends 154 pound tourny. SATAN please let this be true. PLEASE!!!!!!!! I am stoked because I really really want to see those fights.
Submitted Mar 14, 2008 8:40PM by roman - 8 comments
Filed under: HDNet, Other MMA Organizations
 
Dream Pre-fight Press Conference (video)
(sherdog.com)
Dream held a press conference Friday in Tokyo, where the promotion introduced the lineup for its debut effort and encouraged the athletes to address the press. Gesias Calvancante (Pictures), Shinya Aoki (Pictures), Mirko Filipovic (Pictures) and the rest of the fighters on the card made their last public comments on the eve of battle.
Submitted Mar 14, 2008 8:09PM by juanez13 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
DREAM fight card and lightweight grand prix belts (Pic)
(mmamania.com)
The debut event for the new Japanese DREAM promotion takes place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, this Saturday (March 15). It will not air on television here in the United States. Here’s the line up for the opening round of the stacked lightweight grand prix: Koutetsu Boku vs. Joachim Hansen Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Luis “Buscape” Firmino Artur Oumakhanov vs. Katsuhiko Nagata Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Jung Bu-Kyung Andre Dida vs. Eddie Alvarez Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Kultar “Black Mamba” Gill Shinya Aoki vs. Gesias “JZ” Calvancante *Note that one more bout will possibly be added. Pride FC 2006 Open Weight Grand Prix Champion Mirko Cro Cop will also be in action against Tatsuya Mizuno. In addition, Hayato “Mach” Sakurai will take on Hidetaka Monma and Ikuhisa Minowa is slated to compete against a yet to be named opponent. This is shaping up to be a fantastic evening of mixed martial arts. I know i'v already posted the line up but them belts look sweet!!!!
Submitted Mar 14, 2008 10:32AM by SmileR - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Saturday's DREAM 1 Fight Card
(mmajunkie.com)
DREAM, the upstart fight promotion born out of the former K-1 HERO'S organization with help from former staffers of PRIDE Fighting Championships, has (nearly) finalized its fight card for Saturday's debut show. The event, which takes place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, includes the opening round of a lightweight grand prix, as well as the return of former UFC and PRIDE fighter Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic. The event airs in Japan on the Tokyo Broadcasting System beginning at 7 p.m. JST. The event won't be broadcast in the U.S. "DREAM 1" is slated to feature a main event between Shinya Aoki (14-2) and Gesias "JZ" Calvancante (14-1-1), two of the 16 lightweights taking part in the grand prix. Ikuhisa Minowa -- who's slated to compete in the night's first bout -- is without an opponent. Additionally, only 14 participants have been announced for the 16-man grand-prix tournament. The latest card, according to dreamofficial.com, includes: Shinya Aoki vs. Gesias "JZ" Calvancante Kultar Gill vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri Andre Amade vs. Eddie Alvarez Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic vs. Yoshihiro Nakao* Mitsuhiro Ishida vs. Jung Bu-Kyung Katsuhiko Nagata vs. Artur Oumakhanov Luiz Firmino vs. Kazuyuki Miyata Koutetsu Boku vs. Joachim Hansen Hidetaka Monma vs Hayato "Mach" Sakurai* Ikuhisa Minowa vs. TBA* * -- non-grand prix bout
Submitted Mar 13, 2008 8:38PM by SmileR - 10 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
JZ AIMS AT AOKI AND DREAM TOURNAMENT TITLE
(mmaweekly.com)
“I don’t care, I’m an MMA fighter,” he said. “I have a nice team with the American Top Team, for me the best in the world right now. We work with everything. I work with the best guys in the world, especially in the ground game.” The bout between Calvancante and Aoki is part of the first round of a tournament that features many of the top lightweight fighters in the world. But could the winner of this fight or possibly the tournament be the No. 1 lightweight in the world? “It could be the No. 1,” said Calvancante. “I think for right now, it’s just (Takanori) Gomi, B.J. Penn, and Sean Sherk; those three guys are out of the tournament and at the top of the weight class, but they are in different organizations so for sure the winner from the tournament could be No. 1.” Right now, Calvancante’s focus is solely on Shinya Aoki and their match-up this weekend.
Submitted Mar 13, 2008 10:16AM by SmileR - 2 comments
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