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Ross Pearson vs. Dennis Siver II not happening at UFC on FUEL TV 2
(mmajunkie.com)
Ross Pearson (13-5 MMA, 5-2 UFC) isn't fighting Dennis Siver (19-8 MMA, 8-5 UFC) at UFC on FUEL TV 2, event sources today confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). In fact, the fighters were never approached about the fight. Reports surfaced of the possible rematch on Wednesday, and an official UFC Twitter account even made mention of the bout. But no dice, sources today said. UFC on FUEL TV 2 takes place April 14 at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. The main card airs on FUEL TV (live on Saturday afternoon in the U.S.), and as MMAjunkie.com first reported, some prelims are expected to stream on Facebook. The latest UFC on FUEL TV 2 card includes: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Alessio Sakara vs. Brian Stann Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Paulo Thiago Damacio Page vs. Brad Pickett DaMarques Johnson vs. John Maguire Cyrille Diabate vs. Jorgen Kruth Simeon Thoresen vs. Besam Yousef Francis Carmont vs. Magnus Cedenblad Papy Abedi vs. James Head Akira Corassani vs. Jason Young*
Submitted Jan 12, 2012 11:25PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FX and Fuel non-title main events will only be three rounds in 2012
(mmamania.com)
Hold your horses. Remember when every UFC show moving forward was supposed to feature a five round main event? That no longer appears to be the case. According to Matt Bishop of the Detroit News, unless a title is on the line, all UFC on FX and UFC on Fuel shows will feature three round main events. The five round non-title bouts will be reserved for pay-per-views and for the big network UFC on FOX shows. Fuel TV is planning six events in 2012 and considering that two UFC events are already scheduled for FX by March 3, it appears FX could be landing a similar amount of shows this year. Main Event fights affected so far: UFC on FX 1: Melvin Guillard vs. Jim Miller UFC on Fuel 1: Jake Ellenberger vs. Diego Sanchez UFC on FX 2: Martin Kampmann vs. Thiago Alves UFC on Fuel 2: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Submitted Jan 12, 2012 10:01PM by Budgellism - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ed Herman wasn't happy with TUF coach Ken Shamrock
(insidefights.com)
Ed had a recent interview with MMA 24/7 radio and discussed his time on TUF. In his interview, Ed expressed his displeasure with being on Ken Shamrock's team saying although he and his coaches were nice, they were not good coaches and his team was often stood up by Shamrock. Ed once again said he would love a rematch against Alan Belcher since he thought he won that fight. He also would like another chance at Demian Maia and any other top 10 fighter in his class. Ed also answered several fan submitted questions on the show. Ed's interview starts at the 32 minute mark in the podcast.
Submitted Jan 12, 2012 9:45PM by tallica62 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, Interviews
 
Kenny Florian Injury Threatens Future
(mmaweekly.com)
Ultimate Fighter alum and UFC veteran Kenny Florian is facing the very real possibility that his career may be over. Florian told the Boston Herald “a lumbar herniated disc in his lower back has put his future in jeopardy.”
Submitted Jan 12, 2012 7:36PM by Poor_Franklin - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Microsoft Offers Make-Up Plan for UFC 141 Xbox Live Crash
(mmaweekly.com)
Following major technical issues that left many fans without access to UFC 141 on Xbox Live, Microsoft has launched a plan to make amends with UFC 142 Rio.
Submitted Jan 12, 2012 5:14PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'TUF: Brazil' features featherweights and middleweights, tourney finals on PPV
(mmajunkie.com)
The first international edition of "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series, "TUF: Brazil," will feature featherweight and middleweight competitors. MMAjunkie.com today confirmed the plans with Marshall Zelaznik, the UFC's managing director of international development, at a pre-UFC 142 press conference in Rio de Janeiro. The finals of the tournament, as well as the coaches' fight between Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva, then will be part of a major June pay-per-view card.
Submitted Jan 12, 2012 5:10PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC officials and fighters cautiously enthused by Brazil's soccer sponsorships
(mmajunkie.com)
While Brazil may indeed be the spiritual birthplace of mixed martial arts, the combat sport is hardly the national pastime. That honor belongs to soccer, a sport in which Brazil has won more world championships (five) than any other nation. But while Brazilians specialize in playing a version of soccer known as "the beautiful game," off-pitch clashes between fans can sometimes turn violent. So with many of the nation's soccer clubs now supporting UFC athletes, is the promotion asking for trouble?
Submitted Jan 12, 2012 5:08PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Jacon Volkmann: I never said Obama needed a glassectomy
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Jacob Volkmann was widely quoted as saying to Joe Rogan immediately post fight at UFC 141 "Obama needs a glassectomy. Ask me what a glassectomy is, Joe." This was the second time he had made unfortunate remarks about the President. The first time he said "someone needs to knock some sense into that idiot." That earned him a visit from the Secret Service temporary placement on administrative leave by the High School where he works part time as a wrestling coach. This time the Secret Service had better things to do, but Volkmann was again suspended. This time Volkmann says he is innocent.
Submitted Jan 12, 2012 10:22AM by emfleek - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gonzaga: I want to be a world champion
(mixedmartialarts.com)
“I believe in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, I accomplished everything I wanted,” Gonzaga, 32, explained to Bleacher Report. “I won state, national, and world-championship titles. In MMA, I had the opportunity to fight 12 times so far for the UFC. I fought for the UFC heavyweight title, and against some of the best fighters in the sport.” Gonzaga’s retirement from mixed martial arts would ultimately prove to be short-lived. “I believe I was looking for some time to reset my goals,” offered Gonzaga. “I enjoyed the chance to stay close to my students, and also the extra time I was able to spend with my family...My students and my friends were asking to see me fight again.”
Submitted Jan 12, 2012 10:20AM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 145 in Montreal adds Anthony Njokuani vs. John Makdessi
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 145 has added a lightweight bout between two dynamic strikers. UFC officials today announced that Anthony Njokuani (14-6 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and John Makdessi (9-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) have verbally agreed to meet at the March event, which takes place in Montreal. UFC 145, which is the first Canadian show of the year, takes place March 24 at Montreal's Bell Centre. The night's main card airs on pay-per-view, and the preliminary card airs on FX. Njokuani vs. Makdessi likely will be part of the prelims. Njokuani looks to rebound from a close UFC 141 split-decision loss to late replacement and wrestler Danny Castillo. Njokuani, a former WEC fighter who hasn't put together back-to-back wins since late 2009, is 2-4 since then, though he often puts on crowd-pleasing fights. Against Makdessi, he should be able to keep it standing...
Submitted Jan 11, 2012 8:34PM by grappler0000 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Newcomers Daniel Pineda And Pat Schilling Meet At UFC On FX 1
(bloodyelbow.com)
With less than two weeks to go until the UFC's first FX-televised event, there was still one more fight to be added, and it will feature two UFC newcomers in the featherweight division: Daniel Pineda and Pat Schilling. The UFC tweeted news of the match-up yesterday: Nashville @FXNetworks card changes: Mike Brown injured; Daniel Pineda vs. Pat Schilling and Mike Easton vs. Jared Papazian added
Submitted Jan 11, 2012 6:55PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Buddy Roberts vs. Sean Loeffler Added to UFC on Fuel 1
(mmaweekly.com)
A middleweight bout between two newcomers has been added to the UFC on Fuel 1 card with Buddy Roberts meeting Sean Loeffler.
Submitted Jan 11, 2012 3:11PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC/TUF's Kyle Watson to headline CWFC against Juha-Pekka Vainikainen
(outsidethering.net)
Kyle Watson will be headlining the upcoming CWFC Fight Night 3 event in Beirut, Lebanon on February 11th against the rising Finnish fighter Juha-Pekka Vainikainen (18-5-1).
Submitted Jan 11, 2012 2:49PM by tallica62 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, Other MMA Organizations
 
Gabriel Gonzaga Talks Taking Time Off, His UFC Return and More
(outsidethering.net)
"I believe the time away from the Octagon was really good, as it allowed me to take care of some smaller projects in my life. It also allowed me to regain my focus on my career as a mixed martial artist. I’m very happy to be back fighting for the UFC. I’m hungry to get back in there and fight. I want to prove that I can make a big run in the heavyweight division. It’s time to focus on winning my fights and getting back to where I was before I left."
Submitted Jan 11, 2012 1:02PM by tallica62 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Ross Pearson vs. Dennis Siver rematch added to UFC on FUEL 2
(mmajunkie.com)
Two former lightweights will clash – this time as featherweights at UFC on FUEL TV 2. Fresh off a featherweight-debut win, Ross Pearson (13-5 MMA, 5-2 UFC) now welcomes longtime 155-pounder Dennis Siver (19-8 MMA, 8-5 UFC) to the division as part of the April event in Sweden. UFC officials confirmed the fight with Swedish site mmanytt.se. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) subsequently confirmed it with event sources. UFC on FUEL TV 2 takes place April 14 at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. The main card airs on FUEL TV (live on Saturday afternoon in the U.S.), and as MMAjunkie.com first reported, some prelims are expected to stream on Facebook.
Submitted Jan 11, 2012 10:56AM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Akira Corassani vs. Jason Young added to UFC on FUEL TV 2
(mmajunkie.com)
Another countryman has been added to April's UFC on FUEL TV 2 event in Sweden. "The Ultimate Fighter 14" cast member Akira Corassani (9-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets fellow featherweight Jason Young (8-5 MMA, 0-2 UFC) at the overseas show. UFC officials confirmed the fight with Swedish site mmanytt.se. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) subsequently confirmed it with event sources. UFC on FUEL TV 2 takes place April 14 at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm. The main card airs on FUEL TV (live on Saturday afternoon in the U.S.), and as MMAjunkie.com first reported, some prelims are expected to stream on Facebook.
Submitted Jan 11, 2012 10:19AM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 142's Ricardo Funch happy to replace fellow lawman, eyes octagon redemption
(mmajunkie.com)
RIO DE JANEIRO – When Brazilian special-forces officer Paulo Thiago was forced to withdraw from this weekend's UFC 142 event, it only made sense that welterweight replacement Ricardo Funch (8-2 MMA, 0-2 UFC) stepped in to face Mike Pyle (21-8-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC). Sure, Funch isn't quite as well-known as Thiago, but as a recently commissioned police officer in his current residence of Ludlow, Mass., he's capable of carrying the shield. "I was in the right place at the right time," Funch recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) in his native Portuguese. "I had just won a fight, and Paulo Thiago got injured. Since I'm Brazilian and I have a passport and the UFC needed a quick replacement, it was this combination of factors that allowed me to come back." You may remember Funch from his two previous UFC contests, a pair of losses to Claude Patrick and Johny Hendricks. If you don't, that's just fine, according to the 31-year-old. Funch now admits he probably wasn't ready for the UFC experience at the time he got the call.
Submitted Jan 11, 2012 8:00AM by Kpro - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC returns to Atlanta on April 21 for UFC 146
(mmajunkie.com)
For the first time since 2008, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is headed to the Peach State. It was announced on Tuesday's new edition of FUEL TV's "UFC Live" that Atlanta's Philips Arena will play host to UFC 146, which takes place April 21. MMAjunkie.com has since confirmed with sources close to the event that the city's Philips Arena will host the card.
Submitted Jan 10, 2012 11:45PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ed Herman wants to test the heart and will of Clifford Starks
(outsidethering.net)
"From what I know he is a wrestler that is 8-0. I don’t feel he has ever been tested but I plan on going in there to test his heart and will. He is a tough athletic guy so I know he is going to bring it because it will be a big opportunity for him to come in on the main stage to beat a guy like me."
Submitted Jan 10, 2012 9:53PM by tallica62 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, Interviews
 
Kim Couture: "I know that Randy is the hardest working person I know."
(outsidethering.net)
In a recent interview Kim commented on Randy and his work ethic: "I know that Randy is the hardest working person I know." and the state of MMA fighters today: "it seems more guys today are looking to win points once they have the belt than finish fights and I think that’s cheap. It’s cheap to the fans and themselves."
Submitted Jan 10, 2012 9:44PM by tallica62 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Other MMA Organizations
 
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