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Barnett v. Rizzo 2 Set for Debut Affliction Card
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
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.
Forrest Griffin: “Jacaré has heavy hands”
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.
Jake O'Brien finds a new home
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.
Thomas Schulte: Time For The Next Step?
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.
Nakakura Crowned Champ; Sakurai Upset
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.
Tim Sylvia to headline Adrenaline 2 in September
Although the debut of fledging mixed martial arts promotion Adrenaline won’t take place until June 14, the promotion’s president and CEO, Monte Cox, already has plans for a follow-up event.
Nick Diaz vs Katsuya Inoue added to Dream 3/ Mayhem vs Shibata to be part of MW GP
The DREAM.3 card on May 11th has been updated with 5 fights. Many new faces will enter DREAM for this event. Maybe the biggest fight out of these newly announced is Nick Diaz vs. Former 2-time Welterweight King Of Pancrase, Katsuya Inoue Update: Some new information, Jason Miller vs. Katsuyori Shibata will be a Middleweight GP fight and Melvin Manhoef vs. Dae Won Kim will be a reserve fight for the GP. Not sure what happened to Ralek. I heard somewhere that he was looking for more money. Also, here's a to the official Dream websight.
Mousasi Wants Manhoef in Dream GP
Despite a 20-2-1 record, Gegard Mousasi (Pictures) was a heavy underdog going into Tuesday's fight with Denis Kang (Pictures) in the Dream middleweight grand prix. After his first-round submission win over the Canadian veteran, one can definitely say the role was not justified.
Submitted May 2, 2008 6:30AM by Porch28 - 5 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
Breaking News: Aoki Out, ‘JZ' Back in Tourney
Just a day following Gesias "JZ" Calvancante (Pictures)'s exit from Dream's lightweight tournament, the American Top Team slugger is expected to find his way back in the field, a source from Calvancante's camp informed Sherdog.com Wednesday morning. Shinya Aoki (Pictures), 15-2 with 1 NC, suffered a facial injury in Tuesday's bout that saw him outpoint Calvancante after two rounds. The injury will prevent the 24-year-old Japanese grappler from competing in the May 11 tournament semifinal. According to the source, Calvancante, fresh off his first mixed martial arts loss in nearly four years, was contacted by Dream staff early Wednesday and informed of Aoki's withdrawal.
More money than meets the eye in the UFC
One of my passions in life is technology. I’m obsessed with gizmos and gadgets and am all but in love with my iPhone. A friend who knows about my obsession had a computer he wanted to sell on eBay and asked me what I felt it was worth. He went to a Web site that showed an estimated street value, one I felt was considerably too high. He argued that his asking price was justified because this web site was made up of experts and they agreed with him. True, I said, but something is only worth what someone else will pay for it. And when we went to eBay and looked at completed listings for a computer with specs similar to his, he was shocked. People were only paying about half of what he thought he could get. And that same analogy is true when it comes to fighter compensation. There is a lot of debate in the mixed martial arts media over what the UFC pays its fighters. It’s easy to take the stance that the fighters deserve more pay.
Submitted Apr 30, 2008 1:36PM by grappler0000 - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
Nick Thompson Added To WVR Sengoku 3
Top welterweight fighter Nick Thompson, who still holds the about-defunct BodogFight Welterweight Title, has been added to World Victory Road Sengoku 3 on June 8 against an opponent to be named. Thompson will take an 11-fight winning streak into the event.
Frustration Turns to Joy for Aoki
In a match that appeared to be cursed by fate since its announcement late last year, the Dream lightweight semifinal bout between Japanese grappling wizard Shinya Aoki (Pictures) and two-time Hero's lightweight tournament champion Gesias Calvancante (Pictures) came to a definitive close Tuesday.
Mayhem at Dream 3
MMANews.com spoke with Jason "MayheM" Miller (20-5) earlier today and he let us know that he will be returning to action on May 11th at DREAM.3 in Japan. His opponent will be Katsuyori Shibata (3-5), who "MayheM" referred to as "the guy who fought Sakuraba and tripped coming to the ring" when asked who his opponent would be.
Sergei Kharitonov to be added to the DREAM heavy weight line up
DreamFighters.com's editor/contributer "MMAphd" has reported that Sergei Kharitonov is in close talks with DREAM to be added to the heavy weight division, and to have a debut fight set for either July or August.
Not So Fast, DREAM Still Has Network TV Deal
Or so says their American rep to ADCC News:
Gesias (JZ) complains partiality at DREAM
The polemical fight between Gesias Cavalcanti and the Japanese fighter Shinya Aoki at DREAM’s lightweight GP seems to have no end. After Aoki’s complaining about an elbow blow at his back of the head and the organization define another date for the fight, it’s time to Gesias complain about some partiality at DREAM’s GP. The next fight will happen at the Saitama Super Arena at April 29th, and the Brazilian fighter said that the organization is giving advantage for some athletes. “My fight was No Contest and the correct by the event rules was that I win, but now I’ll have to fight two times in two weeks”, said Gesias that complained about some advantages to other fighters. “I’m not unsatisfied, but I think it’s a disrespect an event that is starting now with a 16 athlete tournament, but on the first stage only has 14. An athlete is on the second stage without passing trough the first fight, if I’m not wrong it’s Caol Uno, they didn’t announced that. I’m Hero’s champion and I’m asking for any privileges, I’m only asking for a fair game”, said the Gesias.
TKO signs Mark Hominic
Great news for Canadian MMA fans today as TKO announces the resigning of the greatest champion in the history of the organization, Mark Hominick for a long term deal! Hominick began his career in TKO and has fought a total of 15 times for the company. He is a two time TKO Featherweight Champion and has succesfully defended his title seven times - Hominick was involved in a total of 10 TKO championship bouts! "The Machine" also fought twice in the UFC, winning on both occasions.
Anyone live near Denver.....
Saturday May10, 2008 the 50th installment of the Kick Down The Denver, Colorado based Kick Down fight promotion will celebrate it's 50th event since it's inception in February of 2002. 13 bouts Front Row $50.00 2nd, 3rd, 4th Rows $35.00 Gen Admission $25.00
HDNet To Broadcast DREAM
On the April 25 episode of Inside MMA, Ron Kruck announced the official partnership between HDNet and FEG to bring the DREAM series to the Western Hemisphere. With the long rumored deal now official, HDNet will be the broadcast home for the fledgling series in North America. The deal comes a shade late for HDNet to show DREAM.2 live, but fans will have a chance to catch up next weekend. DREAM.1 took place in March and will be aired next Friday, May 2 and DREAM.2, slated for next Tuesday, will be aired on Saturday, May 3. Both programs will begin at 10:30 PM EST.