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Charles Oliveira Replaces Paul Taylor, Faces Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC on Versus 5
(sports.yahoo.com)
A change has been made to the upcoming UFC on Versus 5 fight card. Charles Oliveira has replaced Paul Taylor and will face Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in Milwaukee. Sources close to the match-up confirmed the bout to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday. Oliveira steps in just two weeks after his fight with Nik Lentz in Pittsburgh at UFC on Versus 4...
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 8:34PM by grappler0000 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Miller replaces injured "Cacareco", meets Rousimar Palhares at UFC 134
(mmajunkie.com)
Dan Miller (13-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) has replaced injured Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira (18-7 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and now meets fellow middleweight Rousimar Palhares (12-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at UFC 134 in Brazil. UFC officials today announced the change but didn't disclose Ferreira's injury. UFC 134, first announced as "UFC: Rio," takes place Aug. 27 at HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro.
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 7:20PM by pmoney - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Middleweights Chael Sonnen vs. Brian Stann targeted for UFC 136 in Houston
(mmajunkie.com)
Of all the targets at which Chael Sonnen (25-11-1 MMA, 4-4 UFC) has aimed, the toughest one may be ahead. Not long after a bout with Lyoto Machida was nixed, sources today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the onetime middleweight contender will stay in his division and is targeted for a meeting with Brian Stann (11-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) at UFC 136, which takes place Oct. 8 at Toyota Center in Houston. Verbal agreements are in place for the bout, though contracts haven't been signed.
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 7:14PM by pmoney - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sources: Chael Sonnen vs. Lyoto Machida not on UFC's fall docket
(mmajunkie.com)
A fight between onetime middleweight challenger Chael Sonnen (25-11-1 MMA, 4-4 UFC) and former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (17-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) is not happening. Sources close to the promotion today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the fight was briefly entertained but did not become a reality after being heavily rumored for the fall, possibly at UFC 136.
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 3:39PM by Budgellism - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
With no broken bones, Brian Bowles campaigns for shot at UFC champ Dominick Cruz
(mmajunkie.com)
After an X-ray showed no broken bones in his hands, Brian Bowles is now campaigning for a shot to reclaim a belt. The former WEC bantamweight champion scored a decision victory over Takeya Mizugaki this past weekend at UFC 132. Now, he wants to avenge his only career defeat, which came to current UFC 135-pound champion Dominick Cruz back in early 2010. "Hand is good," Bowles tweeted on Tuesday night. "I want that title shot, I feel I deserve it, and I'm next in line."
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 9:57AM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Machida took One of Coutures teeth so Sonnen is taking three of his.
(fiveknuckles.com)
As usual nothing but contraversy from mr.Sonnen. here's a quote: "I would ask for an easy fight," Sonnen said tounge in cheek. "Or I'd ask for somebody that's just not very good. I always hear these guys saying that they want the hardest fights possible. Well I don't. I'm a fan of easy fights. That's why I called Anderson (Silva) out. Because he sucks. "I guess I could go up to heavyweight. Who's this other bum that their letting back in with the checkered shorts? Cro Cop? That be a nice night off." and later "Hey Wanderlei, let me give you a threat. I will cut the power to your house and do a home invasion. You will hear me climbing up the stairs in a pair of night vision goggles I bought in the back of 'Solder of Fortune' magazine. The next thing you'll hear is me picking the lock of your bedroom door and taking a photograph of you in bed with the Nogueira brothers working on your jiu-jitsu. I will post said photograph at www.DorksFromBrazil.com with password: not required, username: not required.
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 9:51AM by mrsmiley - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Report: Charles Oliveira vs. Joe Lauzon likely at UFC 138
(mixedmartialarts.com)
After a No Contest against Nik Lentz, Brazilian lightweight Charles “do Bronx’s” Oliveira is expected to return to the UFC cage at November 19th, against fellow submission specialist Joe Lauzon. According to Oliveira’s trainer, the bout is expected to take place at UFC 138. “They spoke about a possible rematch (against Nik Lentz), but he’ll have to go under surgery, so the opponent might be Joe Lauzon”, Ericson Cardozo told TATAME Tuesday night.
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 9:02AM by emfleek - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC names top five Octagon newcomers for 2011 half-year awards
(mmamania.com)
Ah, yes. Another top five list. With 2011 halfway through, it's time to roll out some typical mid-year awards. Filler? Maybe. Fun? Most definitely. The subject of this particular list (courtesy of UFC.com), is UFC newcomers. It's an important distinction to make that this is not a reference to "Zuffa newcomers" or even "MMA newcomers" -- quite simply, the qualifier is that 2011 has to be the only year a participant has finally seen competition inside the Octagon.
Submitted Jul 5, 2011 7:06PM by pmoney - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Maynard still not cleared to fight; Edgar rep says champ could be ready by October
(mmajunkie.com)
For now, UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar has a leg up on Gray Maynard – in the recovery room. Edgar has been cleared to fight and is ready to compete in October, manager Ali Abdul Aziz today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Maynard, meanwhile, has yet to receive the all-clear to begin a camp that would prepare him for a highly anticipated rematch with the lightweight champ. "Right now, we're still waiting for him to be cleared by the doctor," said Gil Martinez, Maynard's boxing coach. "Hopefully, it happens this week."
Submitted Jul 5, 2011 6:54PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva is ashamed of getting knocked out by Chris Leben and he wants a rematch
(mmamania.com)
Knocked out in 27 seconds? For shame. Wanderlei Silva is feeling it, too, a couple days removed from his stunning knockout loss at the hands of Chris Leben at UFC 132 on July 2 in Las Vegas. He admits as much on his Twitter (via Tatame): "I cried, I thought a lot of ****, and now I'm ashamed and only think in one thing now: I want a rematch."
Submitted Jul 5, 2011 4:40PM by Budgellism - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former UFC lightweight champ Sean Sherk aiming for fall return
(mmajunkie.com)
Sean Sherk is almost out of the woods. The former lightweight champ today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the injuries which caused him to put his career on hold are lessening – to the point where he's back in the gym. And he now has a timeframe for return. If all continues to go well, Sherk (34-4-1 MMA, 8-4 UFC) said a fight in the fall against a top contender – and a top contender only – is his wish.
Submitted Jul 5, 2011 4:03PM by Budgellism - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 132 salaries: Tito Ortiz ($450K), Wanderlei Silva ($200K) lead fighter payroll
(mmajunkie.com)
Main card fighters and MMA legends Tito Ortiz and Wanderlei Silva were the top earners at this past weekend's UFC 132 event. Both competitors earned disclosed flat-rate paydays. Ortiz netted $450,000 for his upset victory over Ryan Bader, and Silva scored $200,000 in a disappointing first-round loss to Chris Leben. The two fighters combined to secure 50.9 percent of the $1,277,000 total disclosed payroll for the event.
Submitted Jul 5, 2011 1:45PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
REPORT: Spike has given up on UFC
(mixedmartialarts.com)
A source at Spike, speaking on the condition of anonymity, indicated that the company has essentially abandoned any notion of a new deal with the UFC, since it believes the UFC is "very close to a deal with G4." "They want their own channel, and this is an opportunity for their own channel," the source said. As for the Spike counter programming moves, it's "pretty obvious why we're doing what we're doing," the source said, but it hasn't resulted in any animosity between UFC and Spike employees. "We're all just doing our jobs," said the source.
Submitted Jul 5, 2011 9:02AM by emfleek - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen Returns to 205lbs, Faces Lyoto Machida at UFC 136 in Houston
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
A fight between Chael Sonnen and Lyoto Machida is all but a done deal. Sources close to the situation tell Fighters Only that Sonnen will be making his UFC return at light-heavyweight and is almost certain to face the Brazilian former champion. The fight is apparently being considered for UFC 136, which takes place on October 8th in Houston, Texas. No fights have been announced for that card but Jose Aldo and Kenny Florian are expected to headline. Machida is a fighter that Sonnen has long had his eye on, and not just because he is a training partner and friend of Sonnen’s favourite smack-talk target Anderson Silva. Let the discussions begin!
Submitted Jul 4, 2011 10:21PM by ChokeUout - 48 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Justin Bieber - MMA's Newest Judge
(addictedmma.com)
Justin Bieber - MMA's Newest Judge Its seems the musical anti-christ Justin Bieber has joined the rest of the worlds MMA fans by playing judge. According to Dana White, who was speaking at the UFC 132 psot fight press conference, the multi million selling popstar found himself scoring the Denis Siver Vs Matt Wiman fight in favour of the eventual loser, Matt Wiman.
Submitted Jul 4, 2011 5:55PM by rockyf - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Dominick Cruz willing to move up to featherweight to fight Jose Aldo (Video)
(mmamania.com)
Anyone else think this would be an awesome fight?
Submitted Jul 4, 2011 1:20PM by Budgellism - 34 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spike TV adds "UFC 134 Prelims" special featuring Fisher-Tavares, Mitchell-Thiago
(mmajunkie.com)
Following August's upcoming UFC 133 broadcast, "UFC 134: Silva vs. Okami" will be the next pay-per-view event to get a "UFC Prelims" special on Spike TV. Officials recently confirmed the broadcast plans with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). The two bouts set for the one-hour special include Spencer Fisher vs. Thiago Tavares and David Mitchell vs. Paulo Thiago. URL and page headline list Mitchell-Swick as being on prelims, which is inaccurate.
Submitted Jul 4, 2011 9:59AM by pmoney - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Targeting February 26, 2012, at Saitama Super Arena for Japan Show
(mmaweekly.com)
Just last week, UFC president Dana White mentioned that the UFC would be heading to Japan sooner rather than later. Now it appears the promotion has targeted a tentative date and venue. According to sources speaking to MMAWeekly.com on Sunday, UFC officials are looking at a Feb. 26, 2012, date in Japan with the show currently targeted for the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama. While the venue has been reserved by agencies working with Zuffa in Japan, this is still just the preliminary location they are focusing on for a return to Japan. Other venues and locations are being looked at, but Saitama Super Arena is currently the most likely landing spot.
Submitted Jul 4, 2011 9:13AM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Urijah Faber Feels He Earned The Win At UFC 132
(fightline.com)
The fight was everything you could want from a championship bout, both men came to throw down, never gave up ground and never let the other hold much of an appreciable lead for long. It was thrilling and they were both rightly awarded the Fight of the Night bonus, but, though he has a fatter wallet and plenty to be proud of, Faber still believes his name should have been read the victor when the judges rendered their decision.
Submitted Jul 3, 2011 11:06PM by Kpro - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chael Sonnen Doesn't Want To Be The Next Man To KO Wanderlei Silva
(fightline.com)
Helwani asked Sonnen if he was surprised by the quick finish and Sonnen took the opportunity to get at least one more verbal jab in at Silva's expense. "Yeah," responded Sonnen. "The only guy that would have finished him quicker was me. …Wanderlei is going to need to do something else. I don't have any interest in getting in there with him. I don't want to be the next guy to force him to have a flashlight shined in his eyes."
Submitted Jul 3, 2011 11:05PM by Kpro - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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