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UFC Adding More Viewing Options for England and Ireland as Hardy vs. Lytle Draws Near
(mmaweekly.com)
Less than 24 hours after announcing that UFC television partner ESPN declined to air this weekend’s Hardy vs. Lytle event across British airwaves, the promotion has come back full force, providing several options for U.K. fans.
Submitted Aug 12, 2011 5:57PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lopez Tonight! Jorge Lopez Signs with the UFC, Fights Justin Edwards at UFC Fight Night 25
(mmaweekly.com)
Jorge Lopez has signed with the UFC and will fight Justin Edwards at UFC Fight Night 25 on Sept. 17 in New Orleans.
Submitted Aug 12, 2011 1:53PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Grispi out, Nam Phan in against Matt Grice at UFC 136 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
An undisclosed injury has forced Josh Grispi (14-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) out of October's UFC 136 event. In his place steps featherweight replacement Nam Phan (16-9 MMA, 0-2 UFC), who now takes on Matt Grice (13-4 MMA, 1-4 UFC) at the event, officials recently announced. Featuring a championship doubleheader, UFC 136 takes place Oct. 8 at Houston's Toyota Center. The evening's main card airs on pay-per-view. However, Phan vs. Grice is expected to take place on the evening's preliminary card.
Submitted Aug 12, 2011 10:18AM by emfleek - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Versus 5 gets last-minute TV partner in U.K. with Premier Sports TV
(mmajunkie.com)
Sunday's UFC on Versus 5 event will air live in the U.K. after all. UFC officials today announced that Premier Sports TV channel 433 will show the event live. Officials from the UFC's usual TV outlet – the premium-cable channel ESPN UK – recently announced they won't be carrying the Aug. 14 event, and other future events could be affected. (ESPN UK doesn't have the rights to air Versus events and must negotiated them on an event-by-event basis.) Prior to the addition of Premier Sports TV, which will air the event in free-view mode, UFC officials planned to stream the entire card in the U.K. via UFC.tv. Premier Sports is available on the Sky platform, though Virgin and Freeview customers still will need to use the free UFC.tv. stream as an alternative since they don't have access to Premier Sports.
Submitted Aug 12, 2011 10:17AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jake Shields Wanted to Fight Jon Fitch, But Happy to Take Jake Ellenberger
(mmaweekly.com)
Jake Shields wanted Jon Fitch, but he’s happy to take on Jake Ellenberger in New Orleans. After that, he might want to take on a pound-for-pounder.
Submitted Aug 11, 2011 3:16PM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Team Golden Glory Willing to Work with Zuffa; Says Overeem Could Even Be Exclusive to UFC
(mmaweekly.com)
Team Golden Glory leader Bas Boon responds to the recent cuts of his fighters from Zuffa, but explains he wants to work with the promotion and possibly even put Alistair Overeem under an exclusive deal to the UFC.
Submitted Aug 11, 2011 3:14PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
ESPN in the U.K. Turns Down Hardy vs. Lytle, but UFC has U.K. Fans Covered
(mmaweekly.com)
ESPN will not carry Hardy vs. Lytle for fans in the U.K., but don’t fear, Hardy’s homeland fans can still with the main card live on UFC.tv.
Submitted Aug 11, 2011 3:13PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Versus 6: Cruz may be disrepected but he'll benefit too
(bleacherreport.com)
I'm sure Dana White and the geniuses at UFC knew what they were doing, and I'm sure they're aware of the interest this fight will raise in these newly added divisions. Aldo and Florian are helping to ease the WEC transition by pitting perennial contender KFlo against the WEC Black House Powerhouse. The UFC on Versus Card will lay the groundwork for this card to capitalize on new interest. Cruz and Johnson should be applauded because not only are they giving us, the fans a great main event for a decent and FREE card but because they are helping their fellow division fighters. I'm sure in the next year we will see more of them on main cards as opposed to watching Chad Mendes v Rani Yahya as a prelim. I mean when was the last time you saw someone earn a title shot on an under card?
Submitted Aug 11, 2011 1:55PM by Patchedup15 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White: Flyweight Division Isn't Likely Until Early 2012
(bloodyelbow.com)
The possible formation of a UFC flyweight division has been a hot topic as of late. A couple of months ago Dana White went on record saying that they were going to go forward with the creation of the division, and they were already looking at signing talent. After watching the Tachi Palace Fights 10 card last weekend (or trying to anyway - the stream dropped more than the Dow Jones has lately), it became readily apparently that these guys could be very popular in the UFC.
Submitted Aug 10, 2011 8:02PM by Budgellism - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jim Miller Wants His Corner to Have to Carry Him Out
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC lightweight contender Jim Miller, who co-headlines this Sunday's UFC on Versus 5 against Ben Henderson, spoke to Sherdog's Jack Encarnacao about his fighting philosophy, his family, and how his low-key personality may have hindered his ascension to a title shot. On leaving it all in the Octagon: "I want my corner to have to carry me out of the Octagon," he says. "That’s what I’m searching for; that’s what I’m fighting for -- is that level. Just to lay it all out there, to actually give 100 percent in 15 minutes. To me, if I go out and I fight and put everything I have into it, I can be satisfied with a loss. "One thing I don’t understand is when guys go to a decision and are hopping around afterwards, doing push-ups, doing all this stuff after they just lost the decision," Jim adds. "In my mind, I’m not going to be proud of myself if I go 15 or 25 minutes and lose and still have something in the tank."
Submitted Aug 10, 2011 4:32PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Lytle Will Give Dan Hardy the Fight He Deserves
(mmaweekly.com)
This Sunday night, Chris “Lights Out” Lytle (30-18-5) will make his twentieth appearance in the Octagon when he meets Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy (23-9) in the main event for UFC on Versus 5 in Milwaukee. Since Lytle’s UFC debut in 2000 at UFC 28, the Indianapolis native has had mixed success in facing some of the sport’s finest athletes. However, it is his fighting spirit, matched with his crowd-pleasing style and determination that has captivated UFC audiences for over a decade. With Lytle’s exciting style of brawling and his British counterpart’s style of striking, it’s no secret that this fight has all the potential to be the fight of the night. The UFC quickly recognized the potential for excitement, and decided that this fight would be best suited as the main event.
Submitted Aug 10, 2011 4:18PM by FastKnockout - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Versus 6's four-fight main card set
(mmajunkie.com)
The four-fight televised main card for October's UFC on Versus 6 event is set. Headlining the Versus-televised show is UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (18-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. Demetrious Johnson (10-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC). "UFC on Versus 6: Cruz vs. Johnson" takes place Oct. 1 at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. It marks the UFC's debut in the U.S. capital. Also on the main card are Charlie Brenneman (14-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. Anthony Johnson (9-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC), Pat Barry (6-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) vs. Stefan Struve (21-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Mac Danzig (20-8-1 MMA, 4-4 UFC) vs. Matt Wiman (13-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC). The current UFC on Versus 6 card includes: MAIN CARD (Versus) Champ Dominick Cruz vs. Demetrious Johnson (for bantamweight title) Charlie Brenneman vs. Anthony Johnson Pat Barry vs. Stefan Struve Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman PRELIMINARY CARD (un-aired) T.J. Grant vs. Shane Roller Yves Edwards vs. Rafaello Oliveira Michael Johnson vs. Paul Sass Mike Easton vs. Jeff Hougland
Submitted Aug 10, 2011 12:16PM by Budgellism - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Quick Quote: Rory MacDonald will gladly fight Jon Fitch but really wants Carlos Condit rematch
(mmamania.com)
"I'll fight anyone. A lot of people don't want to fight Jon Fitch, but I'll gladly fight him (or) anybody. I'd really like to rematch Carlos Condit, though. [I'd take that fight] 100-percent. I feel like I can beat anyone, that's my confidence. But I know I'm a young guy, I know I have to stay grounded and improve. There's still so much to learn, I'm still very young, I still have so much time to evolve." - Rory MacDonald EDIT:
Submitted Aug 10, 2011 6:15AM by Budgellism - 39 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Versus 5 Facebook video streams live prelims on Aug. 14
(mmamania.com)
And while no announcement has been made to say this will be the norm from here on out, it certainly appears as though the free Facebook preliminary streams aren't going away anytime soon. No complaints here, right? Here's what's in store for Facebook "friends" on Aug.14: 135 lbs.: Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland 185 lbs.: Ed Herman vs. Kyle Noke 205 lbs.: Karlos Vemola vs. Ronny Markes 145 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Jim Hettes 155 lbs.: Cole Miller vs. T.J. O'Brien 155 lbs.: Jacob Volkmann vs. Danny Castillo 135 lbs.: Edwin Figueroa vs. Jason Reinhardt
Submitted Aug 10, 2011 6:11AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With bantamweight title shot against Dominick Cruz looming, Demetrious Johnson facing questions of moving to flyweight
(mmamania.com)
At UFC on Versus 6, Demetrious Johnson will square off agianst Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight championship. Despite this, the former is still facing questions regarding his admittedly smaller physique and future fight plans, most notably whether or not he's a natural flyweight and if he's planning to drop down once the UFC adds that division to its active roster. MMANation.com caught up with "Mighty Mouse" so he could give his take on the matter. Video interviews with Mighty Mouse, Dominick Cruz, and Mike Easton in Playground videos section.
Submitted Aug 9, 2011 6:20PM by pmoney - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC's "man on a mission" Rick Story calls out his next opponent: Dong Hyun Kim
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweight Rick Story is ready to fight once again. After getting outwrestled in an upset loss to Charlie Brenneman at UFC on Versus 4, the once-fast-rising contender is aiming to fight someone who will stand and trade with him. And he has a someone already in mind: fellow welterweight Dong Hyun Kim.
Submitted Aug 8, 2011 8:03PM by FastKnockout - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 133 Official Medical Suspensions; Tito Ortiz Heads the List
(mmaweekly.com)
The Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission on Monday released the post-fight suspensions for UFC 133. The list was relatively short, though main eventer Tito Ortiz was at the top of the list.
Submitted Aug 8, 2011 7:53PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Steve Cantwell vs. Mike Massenzio added to UFC 136 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
A bout between Steve Cantwell (7-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC) and Mike Massenzio (12-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) has been added to October's UFC 136 event. UFC officials today announced that verbal agreements are in place for the middleweight fight. Featuring a championship doubleheader, UFC 136 takes place Oct. 8 at Houston's Toyota Center. War Robot!
Submitted Aug 8, 2011 10:55AM by pmoney - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 133: What happened to Octagon girl Brittney Palmer?
(mmamania.com)
The curious case of UFC Octagon girl Brittney Palmer continues. Just this past July 19, the popular round card carrier was removed from the official UFC website, which was picked up on by various members of the mixed martial arts community with several reports stating she was on the outs with the promotion. This seemed to be supported by cryptic tweets from Palmer, who stated she was "figuring it all out" and "thanks for all the good luck wishes."
Submitted Aug 8, 2011 9:20AM by pmoney - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Looks Back at UFC 133, Discusses Deal Fedor Turned Down
(mmafighting.com)
PHILADELPHIA -- MMA Fighting spoke to Dana White about a whole host of subjects following UFC 133: why he was so bothered by Dennis Hallman's unique trunks, Rashad Evans performance, his take on Tito Ortiz's performance, why the fans don't like Evans, what's next for Yoshihiro Akiyama and Vitor Belfort, Rory MacDonald's breakthrough performance, sitting with Bernard Hopkins at the event and one last take on the rise and fall of Fedor Emelianenko.
Submitted Aug 7, 2011 6:35PM by kopower - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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