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Report: Mark Hunt vs. Cheick Kongo at UFC 144 in Japan
(bloodyelbow.com)
More fight news coming in for the UFC's return to Japan at UFC 144 next February, and once again, it involves a name very familiar to Japanese MMA fans. MMAWeekly is reporting that it will be Pride and K-1 veteran Mark Hunt vs. Cheick Kongo in Japan. A heavyweight bout between Chieck Kongo and Mark Hunt has been verbally agreed to for UFC 144 in Japan, although independent sources told MMAWeekly.com that no contracts have been signed as of yet.
Submitted Nov 21, 2011 10:40AM by sparky - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
White confirms two-hour broadcast, four fights for UFC on FOX 2; says Sonnen possible
(mmajunkie.com)
As expected, the UFC returns to Chicago for the company's second FOX-broadcast event. UFC president Dana White confirmed the plans following Saturday night's UFC 139 post-event press conference. And in addition to confirming a previously reported date and location for the event, White also laid out the planned parameters for the show.
Submitted Nov 20, 2011 8:00PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hendo and Shogun; Too much for TV? you decide!
(mmajunkie.com)
SAN JOSE, Calif. – It's already earned praise as one of the greatest fights in UFC history – if not MMA history. But Dan Henderson's epic victory over Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in Saturday's UFC 139 main event could have been disastrous had it aired on FOX instead of pay-per-view, UFC president Dana White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). And if you don't agree, well, you know the drill: You can shut your pie hole.
Submitted Nov 20, 2011 1:40PM by icantthinkofanything - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
 
Is Faber next for Cruz?
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC president Dana White on Saturday night confirmed that Faber's UFC 139 win over Brian Bowles was indeed enough to earn "The California Kid" a quick rematch with UFC bantamweight champion Cruz. Cruz, of course, defeated Faber in the main event of July's UFC 132 event. However, Faber remains the only man to have ever beaten Cruz after downing the then-featherweight in a March 2007 contest under the WEC banner. "He's in," White said of Faber. "I think Urijah looked good tonight."
Submitted Nov 20, 2011 1:34PM by icantthinkofanything - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Anderson Silva Likely Sidelined Until Mid-2012
(sports.yahoo.com)
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is currently nursing an injured shoulder and it appears he will be on the shelf for several months. Following his win in Brazil in August, Silva was reported to have bursitis in his shoulder that forced the reigning 185-pound king to take some time off to allow the healing to begin. All signs were pointing towards Silva returning in early 2012 to defend his middleweight belt against top contender Chael Sonnen. Not so fast. Apparently, Anderson Silva’s shoulder injury is serious enough that he won’t likely return until approximately June 2012.
Submitted Nov 20, 2011 11:55AM by kopower - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Hatsu Hioki vs Bart Palaszewski planned for UFC 144 in Japan
(mmamania.com)
Surprise! More home grown talent is headed for the Octagon when the world's largest fight promotion returns to Japan. That's because Hatsu Hioki has reportedly been booked to square off against Bart Palaszewski at UFC 144, which is scheduled for Feb. 26, 2012, at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. MMAWeekly.com brought word of the pending match-up earlier today. Hioki was last in action this past Oct. 29 at UFC 137 where he made his debut in the big leagues and looked anything but impressive. Sure, he emerged victorious, squeaking by George Roop with a split decision win. But he failed to impress stateside fight fans who were witnessing his brand of violence for the very first time. Maybe he'll have better luck back home in a more comfortable environment.
Submitted Nov 19, 2011 4:10PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Pros Pick: Shogun vs. Hendo
(sherdog.com)
For the fourth weekend in a row, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be on active duty, as UFC 139 “Shogun vs. Hendo” hits the HP Pavilion on Saturday in San Jose, Calif. In the main event, 2005 Pride Fighting Championships middleweight grand prix winner and onetime UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua collides with former two-division Pride titleholder Dan Henderson. How the battle will unfold remains anyone’s guess. Sherdog.com caught up with a number of professional fighters and trainers to gauge their opinions on the UFC 139 headliner Bigfoot actually has a legit point. i might have to change my pick now
Submitted Nov 18, 2011 11:31PM by Bubbles - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 139 official weigh-in results: Henderson (203), 'Shogun' (205) on weight
(mmajunkie.com)
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view) Dan Henderson (203) vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (205) Cung Le (185) vs. Wanderlei Silva (185) Brian Bowles (136) vs. Urijah Faber (136) Martin Kampmann (170.5) vs. Rick Story (170.5) Stephan Bonnar (205) vs. Kyle Kingsbury (205) PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike TV) Ryan Bader (205) vs. Jason Brilz (204) Michael McDonald (136) vs. Alex Soto (135) PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook) Tom Lawlor (185) vs. Chris Weidman (185.5) Rafael dos Anjos (155.5) vs. Gleison Tibau (155) Nick Pace (141)+ vs. Miguel Torres (136.5)* Torres made weight 136 Seth Baczynski (171) vs. Matt Brown (171) Shamar Bailey (158)+ vs. Danny Castillo (155) * - Has two hours to make weight + - Forfeits 20 percent of his purse for missing weight
Submitted Nov 18, 2011 8:06PM by kopower - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bellator champ Hector Lombard: Chael Sonnen is boring as [expletive]
( mmajunkie.com)
Bellator Fighting Championships middleweight title holder Hector Lombard (30-2-1 MMA, 7-0 BFC) boasts one of the most impressive winning streaks in all of mixed martial arts, but he's not exactly a household name. Chael Sonnen fell short in his bid to unseat UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, yet he's one of the most sought-after fighters in all of the sport. That doesn't sit well with Lombard. "Chael Sonnen talks [expletive] about everything and the guy is boring as [expletive]," Lombard said. "His style is boring as hell, and he talks [expletive] all the time – offending a lot of people. That's just not my style. I don't have to talk [expletive]. I let my actions speak in the cage."
Submitted Nov 18, 2011 3:21PM by BuffaloDave - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
 
Alex Caceres vs. Edwin Figueroa added to UFC 143
(mmajunkie.com)
Fresh off an impressive victory over Cole Escovedo, Alex Caceres (6-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is booked for Super Bowl weekend. The veteran of "The Ultimate Fighter 12" is slated to meet prospect Edwin Figueroa (8-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 143, officials today announced. UFC 143 takes place Feb. 4 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The event's main card, which is headlined by a welterweight title fight between champ Georges St-Pierre and challenger Nick Diaz, airs live on pay-per-view. It's unknown whether Caceres vs. Figueroa will occupy the UFC 143 main or preliminary card. Caceres likely saved his job with his win over Escovedo this past Saturday at UFC on FOX. The colorful fighter dropped two consecutive bouts by rear-naked choke following his appearance on "TUF 12." Opponents Mackens Semerzier and Jim Hettes delivered the setbacks at UFC Fight Night 24 and UFC on Versus 5, respectively. Against Escovedo, though, Caceres showed a vastly improved striking game and pitched a shutout on the judges' scorecards.
Submitted Nov 17, 2011 8:39PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Melvin Guillard vs. Jim Miller headlines UFC on FX 1 event
( mmajunkie.com)
The UFC's first FX-televised event has its headliner. UFC officials today announced the debut UFC on FX event will feature a three-round lightweight main event between contenders Melvin Guillard (29-9-2 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Jim Miller (20-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC).
Submitted Nov 17, 2011 7:32PM by BuffaloDave - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC brass says UFC on FOX ratings peak may have topped 9 million viewers
(mmajunkie.com)
Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez combined at UFC on FOX to put on the most-watched fight in U.S. television history. But UFC officials aren't done counting. At Thursday's UFC 139 pre-event press conference, which took place at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center, UFC director of media relations Ant Evans said the company expects the final tally to reach more than 9 million viewers. "We're consolidating numbers today, and we will have a full breakdown soon," Evans said. "The 8.8 million was the people who actually tuned into the actual fight. That doesn't include people who watched it on DVR, and it doesn't include about 400,000 who watched it in Spanish on FOX Deportes. "This could go over 9 million."
Submitted Nov 17, 2011 6:50PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Surprise call from ACLU led UFC 139's Miguel Torres to Blackzilian camp
(mmajunkie.com)
Miguel Torres is more than a year into a journey to get a different perspective on the sport he loves. That journey has led him to Montreal to train with one of the masterminds behind UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, Tristar trainer Firas Zahabi, who successfully broke him of a longstanding habit of brawling. But a recent shakeup in the business foundation of Torres' career led him to Boca Raton, Fla., in advance of his fight with Nick Pace (6-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) on the preliminary card of UFC 139, which takes place Saturday at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. The fight streams live on Facebook while a two-fight prelims special on Spike TV serves as a lead-in to the main-card pay-per-view broadcast.
Submitted Nov 17, 2011 6:49PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Felipe Arantes vs. Antonio 'Pato' Carvalho targeted for UFC 142 in Brazil
(mmajunkie.com)
A featherweight bout between Antonio "Pato" Carvalho (13-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Felipe Arantes (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been targeted for January's UFC 142 lineup. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed the planned matchup with event sources. The Canadian Press first reported it. UFC 142 takes place Jan. 14 at Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena. The event's main card is expected to air to on pay-per-view, though Carvalho vs. Arantes likely will be part of the preliminary card. Carvalho was slated to fight Yuri Alcantara earlier this year at UFC 134 in Rio, but an injury forced him off the card, and Arantes instead took his spot.
Submitted Nov 17, 2011 6:47PM by Budgellism - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX medical suspensions
( mmajunkie.com)
The full list of UFC on FOX suspensions includes: Cain Velasquez: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO loss Clay Harvison: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO loss Norifumi Yamamoto: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact due to possible left-finger fracture; can be cleared early by a physician Darren Uyenoyama: Suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact due to left-eye laceration Mackens Semerzier: Suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact due to scalp lacerations; suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for precautionary reasons Paul Bradley: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact due to possible left-elbow fracture; can be cleared early by a physician Aaron Rosa: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact due to a possible left-wrist fracture; can be cleared early by a physician
Submitted Nov 17, 2011 6:00PM by BuffaloDave - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Fox Salaries
( mmajunkie.com)
The full UFC on FOX payouts included: Junior Dos Santos: $220,000 (includes $110,000 win bonus) def. Cain Velasquez: $100,000 Ben Henderson: $60,000 (includes $30,000 win bonus) def. Clay Guida: $40,000 Dustin Poirier: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Pablo Garza: $8,000 Ricardo Lamas: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Cub Swanson: $15,000 DaMarques Johnson: $28,000 (includes $14,000 win bonus) def. Clay Harvison: $8,000 Darren Uyenoyama: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto: $15,000 Robert Peralta: $16,000 (includes $ win bonus) def. Mackens Semerzier: $8,000 Alex Caceres: $16,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Cole Escovedo: $6,000 Mike Pierce: $36,000 (includes $18,000 win bonus) def. Paul Bradley: $18,000 Aaron Rosa: $12,000 (includes $6,000 win bonus) def. Matt Lucas: $6,000
Submitted Nov 17, 2011 5:50PM by BuffaloDave - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Congrats To Budgellism His Article Made MMA on FOXSports
(yardbarker.com)
I asked people if they wanted to write for us and Budgellism stepped up and was the lead story the next day.

That’s the question on everyone’s mind following a dominating performance over 15 fight UFC veteran, Clay Guida. Henderson dominated from the get go, dropping Guida within the first 30 seconds after the two traded wild shots. He used a successful strategy of stuffing Guida’s takedowns and making him strike with him. In the 3rd round Guida managed to muster his most successful offense of the fight....
Submitted Nov 17, 2011 4:28PM by BlueSkiesBurn - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Charles Oliviera has got Problems (Oliviera vs. Peralta @ UFC on FOX 2)
(bloodyelbow.com)
Another bout has been added to the card for the UFC's debut on FX, which now has a date and location according to Yahoo's Steve Cofield: January 20th in Nashville, Tennesee. The match-up will see Robert Peralta welcome Charles Oliveira to the featherweight division, according to Houston-area MMA site, The Cage Door:
Submitted Nov 17, 2011 12:39PM by Budgellism - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX 2 Expected for January 28th in Chicago
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC's winter schedule just got a whole lot busier. Yahoo Sports' Steve Cofield is reporting that the UFC is already planning their second UFC on Fox event, and it will emanate from the United Center in Chicago on January 28th: Multiple sources confirm that Jan. 28 is the target for UFC on Fox 2 in Chicago at the United Center. That'll be followed by the Georges St-Pierre-Nick Diaz fight on Super Saturday in Las Vegas on Feb. 4. No fights have been announced for the event yet, but this broadcast is expected to run longer than last weekend's Fox debut and feature more than just a single fight. Cofield also broke the news earlier that the first UFC Fight Night on FX will take place the week prior in Nashville. So in case you're wondering, here's what MMA fans can look forward to from the UFC over the next few months: 12/03/11: TUF 14 Finale (Las Vegas) 12/10/11: UFC 140 (Toronto) 12/30/11: UFC 141 (Las Vegas) 01/14/12: UFC 142 (Rio de Janeiro) 01/20/12: UFC Fight Night 26 on FX (Nashville) 01/28/12: UFC on Fox 2 (Chicago) 02/04/12: UFC 143 (Las Vegas)
Submitted Nov 17, 2011 10:53AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
After fight-camp isolation, UFC 139's 'Shogun' gets long-awaited Henderson fight
(mmajunkie.com)
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua knew a meeting with Dan Henderson was inevitable. It's just taking place in a different organization, on a different continent, in a different fighting apparatus and with slightly different stakes. Sure, Rua (20-5 MMA, 4-3 UFC) and Henderson (28-8 MMA, 4-2 UFC) aren't fighting for a PRIDE title, but Saturday's UFC 139 event will do just fine, he said. When Henderson added the PRIDE middleweight (205-pound) championship to his trophy case in 2007, Rua figured he'd get first crack at the two-division champ. But PRIDE collapsed months later, and Rua and Henderson went on separate paths once they were brought into the UFC. Rua has waited nearly five years for the long-awaited fight, but in the headliner of Saturday's UFC 139 pay-per-view event at San Jose, Calif.' HP Pavilion, it finally comes to fruition.
Submitted Nov 16, 2011 9:19PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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