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4 FIGHTS ANNOUNCED FOR LW GRAND PRIX !!!!!!!!
(dreamofficial.com)
According to the Dream official site: Four fights have been announced for the lightweight tournament: Gesias Calvancanti Vs. Shinya Aoki Tatsuya Kawajiri vs. Black Mamba Kazuyuki Miyata vs. Luis Buscape Koutetsu Boku vs. Joachim Hansen The remaining fighters in the tournament are: Andre Dida Mitsuhiro Ishida Caol Uno Gilbert Melendez Artur Oumakhanov Jung Bu-Kyung and I believe two more participants that have not been named yet. I just cant wait for this to happen
Submitted Feb 26, 2008 12:51AM by Cladrix - 20 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Canadian Fighter Died Of Natural Causes
(mmaweekly.com)
An autopsy conducted on Canadian MMA fighter Rene Ayangma, who collapsed and died after a workout on February 19, shows that the fighter died of natural causes. The CBC reports a supplement Ayangma was taking is also being examined.
Submitted Feb 25, 2008 7:39AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
 
HDNet to Broadcast MFC Tonight, Strikeforce Tomorrow
(mmajunkie.com)
HDNet, the all-high-definition cable station geared toward MMA, will broadcast two major MMA events this weekend: “Maximum Fighting Championship 15: Rags to Riches” tonight and “Strikeforce at the Dome” tomorrow. Both events will be broadcast live. The MFC show features a main event between Pete Spratt (17-10), a UFC veteran and “The Ultimate Fighter 4” cast member, and prospect Ryan Ford (4-0). The event takes place at River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton. HDNet will air the event live from 9-12 p.m. ET. Saturday’s Strikeforce event features a main event between NFL lineman-turned fighter/kickboxer Bob Sapp (9-2-1) and undefeated boxer Jan “The Giant” Nortje (1-5). Other bouts include Maurice Smith vs. Rick Roufus, Joe Riggs vs. Cory Devela, and Jorge Masvidal vs. Ryan Healy. Should be a couple of good nights for fights, props to HDNet for getting more and more live MMA on TV for us. I'm hoping for a few quick stoppages on the MFC card as a guy that trains at my gym is fighting and it would be great if he gets some air time! Keep an eye out for Gavin Neil ,a really good MT guy (fighting Josh Groves) and give him a cheer if it makes it to air.
Submitted Feb 22, 2008 5:17PM by Bemin - 7 comments
Filed under: HDNet, StrikeForce, Other MMA Organizations
 
Cro Cop: I'll Be Back In UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
That's the plan according to now-former UFC fighter Mirko Cro Cop. He's on record as saying he will fight 3 fights for the new DREAM promotion then return to UFC.
Submitted Feb 22, 2008 10:33AM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Canadian Fighter Dies After Training
(sherdog.com)
A young Canadian mixed martial artist died after a light sparring session Tuesday evening in Stratford, Prince Edward Island. Rene Ayangma, 20, a member of Team Bueno based out of the Largo Fitness Centre, was preparing for his second MMA fight, scheduled for Extreme Cage Combat in Halifax on March 15.
Submitted Feb 21, 2008 6:42PM by madmarck - 8 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Fight Camp / Team
 
CPC Movies: Who Says It's too Late for a 2008 Preview?
(cpcmovies.co.uk)
2007 turned out to be the biggest year in the history of MMA, and it had some of the best fights in a long time. I dubbed 07 as the “Year of the Lightweights,” with so many great fights coming from the 155-pound division, and we start out this year with a great lightweight fight at the first event of the year. UFC 80 featured Joe “Daddy” Stevenson taking on BJ Penn for the UFC Lightweight title. Penn defeated Stevenson in the second round by submission and will now face Sean Sherk at UFC 84 for the lightweight title. We’re already more than a month into the year, but who says it’s too late to do a preview? 2008 should be yet another great year for MMA, and I look for the sport to take even more steps into the mainstream of American and world acceptance. I’ll break down the situation in each of the six major weight classes as well as some of the top stories to look for in the upcoming year.
Submitted Feb 21, 2008 1:21PM by ohiostate1016 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, EliteXC, General MMA
 
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
 
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