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Big Update On "Dream" Fight Card On 3/15
(mmanews.com)
The following are fights and participants tenatively scheduled for the debut show from the new "Dreams" promotion which runs on March 15th at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan: Lightweight Grand Prix (16-Man Tournament) Fights: -Shinya Aoki vs. Gesias Calvancanti Others Confirmed For Tourney: -Gilbert Melendez -Tatsuya Kawajiri -Caol Uno -Mitsuhiro Ishida -Joachim Hansen -Kazuyuki Miyata -Andre Dida -Luiz Buscape -Kourtetsu Boku -Artur Oumakhanov -Jung Bu-Kyung Non-Tournament Fights: -Mirko CroCop vs. TBA -Denis Kang vs. TBA -Marcelo Garcia vs. TBA I'm so Excited !
Submitted Feb 18, 2008 6:21PM by hotrodttt - 29 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Mirko Cro Cop discusses possible DREAM opponents and eventual return to UFC (Video)
(mmamania.com)

“… Dream will have fighters such as Fedor, Kharitonov, Hunt, Barnett, K-1 guys, Sefo, Lebanner, possibly Peter Aerts, so it is possible that there will be very tough competition … there’s no reason or talk about retiring. I will surely fight for few more years. I have a great motivation and I’ve dedicated myself only to that. Everyone should be on their guard for me and especially those 2 guys I lost to [Gabriel Gonzaga and Cheick Kongo
Submitted Feb 17, 2008 4:36PM by juanez13 - 8 comments
Filed under: Interviews, Other MMA Organizations
 
World Victory Road thoughts
(mmaweekly.com)
Should be a good fight for Gomi I love watching him fight. The rest of the card is shaping up nicely as well. I may just book this night off work and drink beer and eat pizza.... WHOS WITH ME?!! If WVR keeps putting out cards like this I think they'll be serious competition for the UFC with in a year or two!
Submitted Feb 13, 2008 8:43AM by SmileR - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Gomi to face Ludwig - March 5th - Sengoku
(sherdog.com)
Sengoku I Date: March 5th, 2008 Place: National Yoyogi Stadium in Tokyo, Japan Fights: Hidehiko Yoshida vs. Josh Barnett Kazuo Misaki vs. Siyar Bahadurzada Makoto Takimoto vs. Evangelista Cyborg Takanori Gomi vs. Duane Ludwig Ryo Kawamura vs. Antonio Braga Neto Fabricio Monteiro vs. Nick Thompson Kazuyuki Fujita vs. TBA I would have to assume this means Ludwig will not fight on the 2/23 Strikeforce card as has been planned for the past few weeks but who knows. EDITED: Sherdog put the news up so I switched to the Sherdog link instead of the previous one.
Submitted Feb 13, 2008 3:34AM by Kpro - 12 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
BET’s “Iron Ring Fighting” Finale Taped Monday in New Orleans
(mmajunkie.com)
“Iron Ring Fighting,” an upcoming MMA reality/show competition that debuts next month on Black Entertainment Television (BET), will tape its season finale this coming Monday, Feb. 18, at the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, La. The event will feature competitors from the TV show, which is in its final stages of production. The show, which is set to debut on BET sometime next month, features six teams of fighters that are “managed” by Floyd Mayweather, Nelly, Ludacris and other sports and entertainment notables. Coaches, which include former UFC and PRIDE fighters, are also assigned to each team.
Submitted Feb 12, 2008 6:45PM by Bemin - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Fujita Signs With World Victory Road, Baroni Off
(mmaweekly.com)
World Victory Road has signed PRIDE veteran and former IWGP Heavyweight wrestling Champion Kazuyuki Fujita to a contract. WVR also announced the Phil Baroni-Sanae Kikuta fight is off due to Baroni signing with ProElite.
Submitted Feb 12, 2008 9:10AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Pit Bosses: Premature Thoughts on YAMMA Fighting
(sherdog.com)
Not since the progeny of singer David Bowie was christened Zowie -- swear to God -- has popular culture suffered a name as patently offensive to good taste as YAMMA Pit Fighting, the latest in the me-too march of MMA offerings. Too harsh by half? Perhaps, but with two months to go before YAMMA makes its official debut at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J., there's precious little else about the promotion to comment on. Pit Fighting founder Bob Meyrowitz -- there's one for the résumé -- has been evasive in questions pertaining to the YAMMA fighting surface, alleged to revolutionize how we view the combat sports. No participants have been officially announced, though it's known that Meyrowitz plans on dusting off combatants from the UFC's heyday for a series of "Master" class super fights. The event will also use a single-night tournament to crown champions, a dubious honor awarded more for luck than skill. Couple this with the rumored reunion tour of New Kids on the Block, and you'll forgive anyone who mistakes 2008 for 1994.
Submitted Feb 11, 2008 2:08PM by grappler0000 - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Kevin Randlemen signs with WVR
(punchdrunkgamer.com)
Kevin Randlemen says himself that he has signed with World Victory Road. Other fighters (rumored) to have signed with WVR are: Takanormi Gomi Josh Barnett Jeff Monson Hidehiko Yoshida Kazua Misaki
Submitted Feb 10, 2008 3:34PM by loller90278 - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous, PrideFC
 
Icon Sport Strips Lawler of Title (Due to Inactivity)
(thefightnetwork.com)
Icon Sport has stripped middleweight champion Robbie Lawler for failing to defend the crown in a timely fashion. The Hawaii-based promotion announced the decision during a Saturday press conference.
Submitted Feb 10, 2008 1:17AM by wolfman - 16 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Lauzon Wins in WCF; ‘Upgrade' to WEC Near?
(sherdog.com)

WILMINGTON, Mass., Feb. 8 -- Dan Lauzon had quite a bit on the line when he entered the ring Friday just outside of Boston to take on Frank Latina at World Championship Fighting. With the Tapout reality show crew there to chronicle his preparation and a potential WEC bid in the offing, not to mention the added pressure of fighting in front of his hometown fans, Lauzon came through with flying colors.
EDIT: I forgot to mention that Dan told me he was "shooting for the end of this year" when I asked him if he wanted back in the UFC
Submitted Feb 9, 2008 12:06PM by Manfred - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
YAMMA Pit Fighting Books Don Frye vs. Oleg Taktarov for April 11
(mmajunkie.com)
The upstart YAMMA Pit Fighting organization, which was recently founded by UFC creator Bob Meyrowitz, has booked a fight between UFC pioneers Don Frye (18-6-1) and Oleg “The Russian Bear” Taktarov (15-5-2). According to Frye, the fight will take place at the organization’s inaguaral show, which is set for April 11 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. “I hope (YAMMA) made the announcement because I just signed to fight Oleg Taktarov,” Frye said.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 8:17PM by juanez13 - 20 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
HDNet Partners with Strikeforce
(sherdog.com)
HDnet Fights has partnered with Strikeforce to televise four of the California-based promotion's events in 2008. Starting with its first foray outside the Golden State on Feb. 23, live coverage of "Strikeforce at The Dome," headlined by Bob Sapp's mixed martial arts debut in a cage, begins at 10:30 p.m. ET from Tacoma, Wash.
Submitted Feb 8, 2008 1:50PM by madmarck - 6 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, Other MMA Organizations
 
Rage In The Cage XVI
(scrubsports.com)
"Wildfire" Johnny Rage returns with his weekly column. In this week's column he tackles UFC 81, a preview of UFC 82, World Victory Road and his thoughts on MMA "Smart Fans" and his thoughts on the Super Bowl.
Submitted Feb 5, 2008 2:45PM by tberg420 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous, Other MMA Organizations
 
Yoshida-Barnett in March
(sherdog.com)
World Victory Road has confirmed that Japanese star Hidehiko Yoshida (Pictures) will meet Josh Barnett (Pictures) in the main event of the promotion's March 5 debut card at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 1 in Tokyo, Japan.
Submitted Feb 3, 2008 2:53AM by Manfred - 11 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Two Q&A's with Rogerio Nogueira
(sherdog.com)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira spent the first part of 2007 dedicating himself to training boxing for the Pan-American Games. The Brazilian did well, capturing the bronze medal and losing only to the champion of his weight class. Now his focus is back on MMA, and he will face Todd Gouwenberg on Friday in Canada at Hardcore Championship Fighting. In two interviews with Sherdog.com, the first in Brazil with Gleidson Venga and the second the day before he fights in Canada, "Minotoro" discusses his return.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 11:59AM by madmarck - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews, Other MMA Organizations
 
European Throwdown: France Comes to the Party
(sherdog.com)
There was a collective sigh of relief throughout mixed martial arts circles in France last Sunday when news broke that the government had legalized the sport after a long struggle. The country was the last of the major European nations that still banned MMA.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 11:57AM by madmarck - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, UFC
 
Loiseau Excited to be Back in the Cage
(sherdog.com)
It's been eight months since David Loiseau last stepped into a cage, and he just wants to fight. Finally, the popular Canadian middleweight will get his chance on Saturday when he takes on Jason Day at Hardcore Championship Fighting's "Destiny" event at Calgary's Stampede Corral.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 11:57AM by madmarck - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Minor Hitches at HCF Weigh-Ins
(sherdog.com)
CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 31 -- The upcoming weekend is a telling example of how the MMA floodgates have broken wide open. UFC, Bodog Fight, Cage Rage and a myriad of smaller shows are happening over the next few days, keeping fighters employed and fans entertained. Kicking the weekend off on Friday is Hardcore Championship Fighting. The Canadian promotion has scheduled a compelling lineup that will treat fans to a show of international proportions.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 11:56AM by madmarck - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Breaking News: Gomi to World Victory Road
(sherdog.com)
World Victory Road is set to announce the signing of Takanori Gomi, a source has confirmed to Sherdog.com. Gomi, 29, was one of MMA's most prized free agents following the Zuffa buyout of the PRIDE Fighting Championships last year. Gomi has been courted by several promoters in recent months, including K-1 and HERO'S parent company Fight Entertainment Group, as well as UFC and WEC company Zuffa. While the source could not confirm the length of Gomi's deal with WVR, the deal will see Gomi debut for the promotion on their March 5 Sengoku card at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 1. The Japanese standout will earn approximately $190,000 USD per bout.
Submitted Jan 31, 2008 5:06AM by CornishMMA - 16 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, PrideFC
 
Feb. 22 “Spratt vs. Ford” MFC Event to Air Live on HDNet Fights
(mmajunkie.com)
A Feb. 22 Maximum Fighting Championship event headlined by Pete Spratt (17-10 MMA, 3-4 UFC) and Ryan Ford (4-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will be broadcast live on HDNet, the high-definition cable station today announced. The event takes place at River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton. The show will be one of four MFC events that HDNet will air in 2008. “This partnership with MFC helps to expand HDNet Fights outside the U.S., and to bring new fighters into the fold,” Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights, stated in today’s release. “We’re looking forward to traveling to Canada to bring our viewers this exciting event.“ Three cheers for more live MMA!
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 3:53PM by Bemin - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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