Ortiz picks Shogun, Varner and others pick Sonnen
Ortiz picks Shogun, Varner and others pick Sonnen - Shamrock quote steals the show!
Tito Ortiz (16-11-1, UFC Hall of Fame) - “Chael is a great 185lb fighter but Shogun at 205lbs will out-class him. Chael will put up a great fight for the first 5 minutes but Shogun will win the fight. Chael needs to stay at 185lbs. I’m proud of him stepping up though, so let’s go Chael!”
Frank Shamrock (23-10-2, Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, WEC Light Heavyweight Champion & Strikeforce Middleweight Champion) - “My prediction: Sonnen will lose and continue to be the only star in the UFC.”
Here are the rest -
Overall it was 7-4 in favor Sonnen....................
UFC Fight Night 26 weigh-in results: Chael Sonnen, 'Shogun' Rua hit marks
MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
-Mauricio Rua (205) vs. Chael Sonnen (205)
-Travis Browne (236) vs. Alistair Overeem (255.5)
-Yuri Alcantara (136) vs. Urijah Faber (135.5)
-Matt Brown (171) vs. Mike Pyle (170)
-Uriah Hall (184) vs. John Howard (185)
-Michael Johnson (156) vs. Joe Lauzon (156)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 6 p.m. ET)
-Michael McDonald (135.5) vs. Brad Pickett (135.5)
-Max Holloway (145) vs. Conor McGregor (146)
-Mike Brown (145.5) vs. Steven Siler (145.5)
-Diego Brandao (146) vs. Daniel Pineda (144.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 4:30 p.m. ET)
-Manny Gamburyan (145.5) vs. Cole Miller (146)
-Cody Donovan (204) vs. Ovince St. Preux (205.5)
-Ramsey Nijem (156) vs. James Vick (155)
UFC event updates: Ireland, South Africa and Maine events in the works
Ireland and South Africa appear to be on the UFC's agenda. And while we're talking far-flung locales, Bangor, Maine, could be in for a show, too.
It wouldn't be a Dana White media scrum without a handful of questions about future plans for the UFC's road show. At Thursday's UFC Fight Night press conference at the Wang Theatre, White confirmed the three locales are in the works, though no dates are set...
Reza Madadi Verdict Announced
Reza Madadi is found guilty and sentenced for incarceration for 1 year and 6 months for a “smash and grab” of a luxury storefront in Stockholm.
MMAViking.com is at Tingsrätten to get today’s verdict for Reza Madadi. After two days of trail, today is the day of the verdict for the alleged “smash and grab” of a luxury storefront in Stockholm.
New "The Ultimate Fighter" cast revealed
The new history-making season of The Ultimate Fighter is only weeks away. But the 32 competitors of the first season to feature women as cast members and coaches have now been revealed in a FoxSports.com exclusive.
Only sixteen of the male and female bantamweight (135lbs) fighters—from the United States, Canada, England, Ireland and Sweden—will make it into the TUF House, where they will face-off in the toughest sports tournament on TV. “This season of The Ultimate Fighter was monumental, as we had women as coaches and competitors – fighting and living together with the men – for the first time ever," said UFC President Dana White.
The premiere episode on September 4 will determine the eight men and eight women who will be divided into teams coached by UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and her arch-rival Miesha Tate.
Dana White makes Nick Diaz an offer: Lyoto Machida at 185 pounds
OSTON – For now, Nick Diazremains retired. But if he wants to come back, UFC President Dana White has an offer for him: Lyoto Machida in a middleweight contest."I talked to Diaz today, and I made him an offer, so we'll see what happens," White said. "He had been talking about going to 185 pounds. Machida has been talking about going to 185 pounds. So we wanted to see if he wanted to fight Machida at 185."White revealed his offer during a special Q&A session at Boston's Barrio Cantina, where he appeared as part of a fundraising effort for The Shawn Thornton Foundation at an event billed as the UFC Homecoming.Diaz (26-9 MMA, 1-2 UFC), the former Strikeforce welterweight champ, hasn't fought since March, when he lost a unanimous decision to Georges St-Pierre in a failed bid for the UFC welterweight title. It was Diaz's second decision loss in a row after he also fell short against Carlos Condit in a UFC 143 bout for the UFC's interim welterweight title.After the loss, a frustrated Diaz said he was done with the sport and has thus far kept his word.Meanwhile, former UFC light heavyweight champion Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) fought earlier this month at UFC 163, where he suffered a hotly contested unanimous-decision loss to Phil Davis. Both before and after the bout, Machida teased the potential for a move down to 185 pounds but ultimately said he'd defer to UFC brass to make the decision.The offer seems to throw some doubt on a rumored Machida vs. Vitor Belfort fight, which White was also said to be looking to book. Belfort has repeatedly refused to fight at 185 pounds unless he's granted a shot at the title, but that belt is currently tied up until new champ Chris Weidman rematches former titleholder Anderson Silva in December. Instead, Belfort has expressed a desire to fight outside of the division in hopes of retaining his position as a No. 1 contender in the middleweight class."I wanted Machida to fight Vitor Belfort, but Vitor Belfort is his own matchmaker, apparently," White joked. "He wants to make his own fights."White said he's not sure whether or not Diaz will accept the offer, and an exact date for the matchup has yet to be determined, though November seems the most likely timeframe. But for now, it remains Diaz's choice. White said he tendered the offer and will now wait for a response."They said they'd gt back to me,"
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Fox Sports 1 will launch with DirecTV, Dish and Time Warner Cable
Fox Sports 1 has struck agreements with three major distributors that will ensure that the new cable network will be available in the majority of pay-TV homes when the network launches this Saturday, people familiar with the matter said.
The three carriers -- satellite broadcasters DirecTV and Dish and cable operator Time Warner Cable -- all have agreed to carry Fox Sports 1 when it launches. Those three distributors combined reach over 40 million homes.
(((>>> Daddy Chael pulled some strings today to get the deals done....you are welcome <<<<)))