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Houton Alexander 'My Aim is to be back in the UFC'
(soundcloud.com)
Houston Alexander interviewed on the Sweep The Leg podcast ahead of his upcoming fight against Razak Al-Hassan at MMA Fight Pit Genesis says that the UFC have been watching his progress and he could be back in the UFC soon if he wins this next fight.
 
Brazilian Lightweight Ricardo Tirloni Signs With Bellator Fighting Championships
(mmamania.com)
CHICAGO, Ill. (August 1, 2011) - Bellator Fighting Championships confirmed today the signing of top Brazilian lightweight prospect Ricardo Tirloni. Tirloni joins a lightweight division that already features the likes of Season 4 Lightweight Tournament winner Michael Chandler, Patricky Pitbull, Rene Nazare, Marcin Held and Bellator Lightweight World Champion Eddie Alvarez. Tirloni joins Bellator after compiling an impressive 13-1 record, with notable wins coming over UFC veteran Brian Cobb and WEC veteran Anthony Morrison. Out of his thirteen professional victories, Tirloni has picked up eleven finishes, with six submissions and five knockouts to his credit.
Submitted Aug 1, 2011 2:41PM by pmoney - 1 comment
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No set plans for Overeem's vacant title, but grand-prix winner an option
(mmajunkie.com)
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – For now, the Strikeforce heavyweight belt will collect dust on a shelf. Following Alistair Overeem's release from the organization this past week, Strikeforce officials are tight-lipped about what's next for his vacated title and have announced no formal plans. But not surprisingly, the organization's heavyweight grand prix could play a factor in the ultimate decision.
Submitted Jul 31, 2011 1:31PM by pmoney - 9 comments
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MFC Signs Five Year Deal With HDNet
(bloodyelbow.com)
Maximum Fighting Championship put out a press release today touting a new deal with HDNet that will extend for five more years. MFC has been on the network since February 2008, and is one of the cornerstones of HDNet's MMA programming.
Submitted Jul 27, 2011 9:26AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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Zelg Galesic vs. Alexander Shlemenko in the works for Bellator 50
(mmajunkie.com)
Russian striker Alexander Shlemenko (39-7 MMA, 4-1 BFC) will welcome Croatian banger Zelg Galesic (10-5 MMA, 0-0 BFC) to the Bellator Fighting Championships cage. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned that Shlemenko and Galesic have verbally agreed to meet at Bellator 50. Bout agreements are expected to be finalized shortly. Though Bellator officials have yet to announce any contests for the event, Bellator 50 takes place Sept. 17 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood Florida. The night's main card airs on MTV2. Galesic vs. Shlemenko is expected to feature on the broadcast.
Submitted Jul 25, 2011 7:20PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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Gerald Harris signs multi-fight deal with DREAM, could debut at September event
(mmajunkie.com)
Gerald Harris (18-4 MMA, 0-0 DREAM) is bound for Japan. The ex-UFC middleweight today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he's signed a multi-fight with DREAM. While Harris' debut for the promotion has yet to be determined, though DREAM representative Mike Kogan said today that there is "a very good chance" the fighter could appear on an as-yet-unannounced event, possibly DREAM.17, targeted for Sept. 25 at Saitama Arena in Saitama, Japan.
Submitted Jul 25, 2011 7:19PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
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CCSC finding supports ref in Couture bout
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Judging and refereeing in MMA have recently come under heavy criticism due to a series of questionable actions in high profile matches. on July 8 at AX Combat 1 on July 8 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada a fight between Kim Couture and Sheila Bird hit the mat, and Bird secured a head scissor on her opponent. As can be seen in the video below (1:50 mark), Couture's entire body went visbily limp, and several long seconds passed before the ref ended the bout. Further, the ref ended it not by tapping the winning competitor or physically pulling the legs apart, but by waving his hands overhead. Couture quiickly recovered, suffered no damage from the choke, and publicly stated she had no problem with the officiating.
Submitted Jul 22, 2011 10:50AM by emfleek - 18 comments
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Lashley scratched from Titan FC 19; French vs. Krause, Evinger vs. McMann headline
(mmajunkie.com)
Former professional wrestling superstar Bobby Lashley (6-1) has been forced to withdraw from next week's Titan Fighting Championship 19 event due to personal reasons. Titan Fighting Championship officials on Friday morning announced the heavyweight's removal from the card, simultaneously promoting a 160-pound catchweight fight between Clay French (18-6) and James Krause (12-3) to the evening's main event. A female scrap between Tonya Evinger (8-5) and Olympic wrestling silver medalist Sara McMann (2-0). Lashley is now expected to return to action at Titan Fighting Championship 20, which takes place Aug. 26.
Submitted Jul 22, 2011 10:31AM by emfleek - 3 comments
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British Association of Mixed Martial Arts signs top free-agent Nate Marquardt
(mmajunkie.com)
Nate Marqaurdt (31-10-2) is heading across the Pond. British Association of Mixed Martial Arts (BAMMA) officials today announced a multi-fight contract with the former UFC contender and King of Pancrase. "As soon as we received word that the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission lifted Marquardt's suspension, we jumped at the chance to sign him," BAMMA exec Liam Fisher stated. "He is a top-ranked contender and an asset to any promotion. Words cannot express how excited we are that Marquardt is now fighting under the BAMMA banner."
Submitted Jul 22, 2011 10:30AM by emfleek - 24 comments
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Nelson vs. Wetherspoon, Newton vs. Shivers co-headline Shark Fights 18
(mmajunkie.com)
The co-headliners are set for Shark Fights 18. The Aug. 19 event features welterweights Shane Nelson (13-5) vs. Aaron Wetherspoon (8-3) and light heavyweights Emanuel Newton (15-6-1) vs. Ricky Shivers (10-5-1).
Submitted Jul 21, 2011 5:16PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Ryan "The Real Deal" Ford signs with Bellator
(bloodyelbow.com)
Canadian welterweight Ryan "The Real Deal" Ford (16-3) has signed with Bellator and will make his debut in October. He announced it on his facebook page today: "The Real Deal Will Be Keepin It GDUP For Bellator Fighting Championships. Debut In October @ Casino Rama Then The 170lb 100k Tournament In January 2012 Representing E-Town And Canada!!!!"
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 9:55PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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One FC Announces Inaugural Card; Baroni vs. Yoshida to Co-Main Event
(mmafighting.com)
The upstart ONE Fighting Championship has announced the full card for its inaugural show on Sept. 3 in Singapore, and some familiar names will be competing on the event to be held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Former UFC fighters Phil Baroni and Yoshiyuki Yoshida will meet in a 170-pound bout, while TUF 5 cast member Andy Wang will meet Zorobabel Moreira in a 155-pound bout. According to a press release, ONE FC "will feature a combination rule set of modified" PRIDE FC and the Unified MMA rules. The organization will also recognize the Unified MMA rules weight classes and is expected to "make additional major announcements soon."
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 10:08AM by emfleek - 7 comments
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ProElite Aug. 27 show to reportedly feature Kendall Grove vs Joe Riggs rematch
(mmamania.com)
It's the rematch you've all been waiting for. Both Kendall Grove and Joe Riggs have reportedly signed contracts with the relaunching ProElite promotion and are being booked to square off at the planned Aug. 27 show in Hawaii. This according to T. Jay Thompson, who announced the news on the MMA Hour.
Submitted Jul 18, 2011 2:41PM by pmoney - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, MMA Personalities
 
Bellator 47 fight card set with eight bouts, including tourney semifinals
(mmajunkie.com)
The fight card for next weekend's Bellator 47 card is set with eight bouts. Bellator 47 takes place Saturday, July 23, at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada, and marks the organization's first event outside the U.S. The event's main card airs live on MTV2. The televised lineup for night features four bouts, including the semifinal round of the organization's eight-man "Summer Series" featherweight tournament. The Semis are: Marlon Sandro (18-2 MMA, 1-0 BFC) vs. Nazareno Malegarie (20-1 MMA, 1-1 BFC) Pat Curran (14-4 MMA, 4-1 BFC) vs. Ronnie Mann (20-2-1 MMA, 2-0 BFC) Great fights.
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 12:36PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Xtreme Fighting Championships reups with HDNet extension
(mmajunkie.com)
Xtreme Fighting Championships will have a presence on HDNet through 2013, possibly 2014. The Florida-based promotion has agreed to a contract extension with the MMA-heavy cable station, officials recently announced. As part of the deal, XFC will air eight to 10 live events on HDNet in both 2012 and 2013, and an option is available for 2014.
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 12:33PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Shark Fights 17 Results
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC veteran Jake Rosholt earned a clear-cut decision win over former IFL champion Matt Horwich in the main event of Friday night's Shark Fights 17 event. The rematch served as the featured contest of the HDNet-broadcast event, which took place Friday night at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas. Rosholt used a grinding approach, relying on solid clinchwork and takedowns to earn the clean sweep on all three judges' cards. The result proved revenge for Rosholt, who was defeated by Horwich in a November 2010 TKO result. Rosholt has remained active since the loss, securing a 5-0 record in 2011. In the evening's co-feature, former UFC champ Ricco Rodriguez made quick work of final-day replacement Doug Williams. Rodriguez earned a takedown in the opening minute and then quickly advanced to mount before his opponent offered up his neck. The rear-naked choke came quickly after, and the entire process took just two minutes and 16 seconds. With the result, Rodriguez has now earned 12-straight wins. Although "Suave" continues to tease a potential move to the light heavyweight division, this bout was contested as a catchweight affair. Original opponent Karl Knothe was scratched at Friday's weigh-ins after an apparent miscommunication left him well above the contracted weight for the bout. Jake Rosholt def. Matt Horwich via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Ricco Rodriguez def. Doug Williams via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 2:16 Emanuel Newton def. Ilir Latifi via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Erik Perez def. Douglas Frey via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Alan Jouban def. Andrew Goldthwaite via knockout (punches) - Round 3, 2:37 Victor Hernandez def. Quaint Kempf via submission (armbar) - Round 1, 1:06 Matt Hobar def. Jay Flores via submission (rear-naked choke) - Round 1, 1:55
Submitted Jul 16, 2011 10:18AM by kopower - 7 comments
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Ricco Rodriguez Agrees to New Opponent After Shark Fights 17 Weigh-in Debacle
(mmaweekly.com)
"Shark Fights 17: Horwich vs. Rosholt II is finally set for Friday night at the Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas, but it wasn’t without some last-minute drama following Thursday’s weigh-in. Main eventers Matt Horwich and Josh Rosholt easily made weight, making their bout official, but things didn’t go as smoothly for former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez."
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 3:37PM by Khaos - 5 comments
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Ricco Rodriguez currently without opponent at Shark Fights 17
(mmajunkie.com)
A weight snafu has put the co-main event of Shark Fights 17 in jeopardy. A scheduled bout between Ricco Rodriguez (46-11) and Karl Knothe (19-6) was scratched today because of an apparent miscommunication about the contested weight limit of the bout that caused Knothe to come in grossly overweight for the event, which takes place tonight at Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas. Both Rodriguez's camp and Shark Fights officials said the bout was agreed to a catchweight of 230 pounds while Knothe allegedly believed it to be a heavyweight contest. When Knothe weighed in at 253.75 pounds to Rodriguez's 227.75 pounds, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation disallowed Knothe from tonight's event due to the large gap and concerns over excessive weight-cutting from the heavier fighter.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 2:16PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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One FC Announces List of Champions on Their Roster, Unveils Plans to Host Shows Around Asia
(bloodyelbow.com)
One FC hosted their first press conference yesterday and they unveiled their grand plans to take over the Asian MMA scene. As expected, they announced that they already have broadcast deals with both ESPN Star Sports, and MediaCorp Channel 5 (MC), Singapore's leading media company.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 10:52AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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CEO Bjorn Rebney: Nate Marquardt currently "just isn't a good fit" for Bellator
Bjorn Rebney knows top-10 fighters don't grow on trees, and it's even rarer to find such free agents coming off a victory. But despite the availability of Nate Marquardt, the Bellator chairman and CEO said the former UFC middleweight title challenger won't be headed to his organization anytime soon. As he today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), Marquardt "just isn't a good fit" for the organization at this time. L=http://mmajunkie.com/news/24396/ceo-bjorn-rebney-nate-marquardt-currently-just-isnt-a-good-fit-for-bellator.mma]Article[/L]
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 5:39PM by pmoney - 18 comments
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