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Tim Boetsch vs. Nick Ring Scheduled for UFC 135
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC has added another fight to UFC 135 on September 27th, and it will take place in the middleweight division. Tim Boetsch will look to improve to 2-0 at middleweight when he takes on undefeated Canadian Nick Ring.
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 9:06PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brad Pickett vs. Renan Barao Booked for UFC 138 in November
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC's November trip to the U.K. was only announced this morning and we're already getting news of fight bookings for the November 5th event. Just this afternoon, the promotion announced via Gareth Davies at the Telegraph, that two top-ranked bantamweights will meet on the UFC 138 card when Brad Pickett faces Renan Barao:
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 6:52PM by kopower - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White Says Issues With Lyoto Machida, Alistair Overeem Will Blow Over
(mmafighting.com)
As if Zuffa executives didn't have enough headaches with the injury bug that has wreaked havoc on cards for months, there have also been a pair of high-profile flare-ups with major Zuffa stars within the last week. The first one came when UFC president Dana White revealed that Lyoto Machida had accepted a fight with Rashad Evans at UFC 133, but then changed his mind and demanded "Anderson SIlva-money." The second came when Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem seemingly dared the powers that be to pull him from the Heavyweight Grand Prix after he claimed they threatened him with withdrawal from it if he couldn't fight on the desired Sept. 10 date. While the two reports gained heavy traction with fans and media over the last several days, White seemed to indicate during a Tuesday press conference that he expects both situations to be resolved.
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 6:51PM by kopower - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
 
Personalities clash as UFC 135 headliners Jones and Jackson visit Denver media
(mmajunkie.com)
It was perhaps the simplest question during a gathering that at times was more frat party than media event. But it produced the most meaningful exchange during a pre-event media tour ahead of UFC 135. Asked by a fan how the fight would go – without getting into game plan, of course – light-heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones (13-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) was interrupted by Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (32-8 MMA, 7-2 UFC). "You know who he is – c'mon man," Jackson said today at the Pepsi Center in Denver, which also hosts the pay-per-view UFC 135 event on Sept. 24. "Who been standing with me, dog? Everybody been wrasslin' me, dog. You already know, player." It was one of many interruptions from the former champ, who bounced between the role of class clown and frustrated MMA veteran as questions about his motivation to fight surfaced. On the other side of the podium, Jones kept a mostly stoic exterior as he responded to persistent attacks about a perceived cockiness as the second-youngest champion in UFC history.
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 3:41PM by FastKnockout - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fighter Dan Hardy: 'TapouT Ain't TapouT Anymore'
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC welterweight Dan Hardy, a long-time endorser of TapouT gear, has had a change of sponsor. According to Hardy's twitter account he's moving on to Tito Ortiz' Punishment Athletics. Hardy accused TapouT of becoming "the Corporation".
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 3:36PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Octagon Girl Brittney Palmer No Longer With the UFC
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC Octagon Girl Brittney Palmer has parted ways with the organization. Fighters Only Magazine has the scoop: Brittney Palmer is no longer with the UFC. Following a fortnight of behind the scenes rumblings, her departure from the company has been confirmed and her profile has been removed from UFC.com Fighters Only has been able to confirm her departure but has not been able to unearth any concrete reasons for it.
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 1:20PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz Set For UFC 138
(bloodyelbow.com)
Although earlier reports suggested that the UFC would not be holding an event in the U.K. this year, it now appears that British fans will indeed see the Octagon arrive on their shores this fall. Gareth Davies at the Telegraph has confirmed with UFC U.K. president, Marshall Zelaznik, that UFC 138 will be held at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England on November 5th. The UFC's November 19th event in San Jose will now apparently be re-numbered as UFC 139: Marshall Zelaznik, UFC UK vice-president, told The Telegraph yesterday: "I’m very happy to announce UFC 138 will be bringing fireworks to Birmingham on November 5. The last time the UFC was in the second city was UFC 89 in October 2008, and we are very happy to be going back there this bonfire night."
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 1:18PM by FastKnockout - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 26 likely to take place Nov. 5 in Birmingham, England
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFC is moving forward on a likely Nov. 5 event expected to take place in Birmingham, England. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has confirmed with event sources that the show, likely to be dubbed UFC Fight Night 25, could be the first overseas edition of the Spike TV event series. Although not official, the event is expected to take place at the 16,000-seat LG Arena at the National Exhibition Centre. Rather than UFC Fight Night 26, the event could be dubbed UFC 138 (which would make a Nov. 19 event, which is headlined by Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos, UFC 139 rather than UFC 138). Regardless, the Nov. 5 event is expected to air on Spike TV via same-day delay.
Submitted Jul 19, 2011 10:03AM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nick Catone vs. Aaron Simpson added to October's UFC 136 event
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight scrap between two fighters boasting modest win streaks will take place at UFC 136. UFC officials today announced that Nick Catone will face Aaron Simpson at the event. Featuring a pair of title fights in the evening's headlining contests, UFC 136 takes place Oct. 8 at Houston's Toyota Center.
Submitted Jul 18, 2011 11:34PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rory MacDonald Still Wants Revenge On Carlos Condit
(addictedmma.com)
It seems despite being touted as one of the best prospects in MMA today, Rory MacDonald (11-1) is having trouble letting go of the one defeat on his record. At UFC 115, MacDonald found himself two rounds up against Condit, but when the third round kicked off, Condit came out and absolutely destroyed MacDonald, marking up his face and forcing the ref to stop the fight just 7 seconds before the end of the fight. Speaking to Sportsnet.ca, 21 year old MacDonald stated: "I still want my revenge against Carlos, though, because I truly believe I am a better fighter than him. I made a mistake in our fight and he capitalized. It happens to fighters on a weekly basis, and I wasn't the first or last to find myself in that position.
Submitted Jul 18, 2011 6:12PM by rockyf - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Inside the Numbers: Tito Ortiz Will Become the First to 25 UFC Fights
(mmafighting.com)
By agreeing to fight Rashad Evans at UFC 133 on August 6, Tito Ortiz is set to become the first fighter ever to participate in 25 UFC fights -- narrowly beating Matt Hughes to that milestone, as Hughes is scheduled to have his 25th UFC fight in September at UFC 135. Ortiz is obviously on the down side of his career, and until his stunning upset of Ryan Bader at UFC 132 he was treated as something of a punchline. But no one can deny that he's among the great fighters in the history of the UFC. We'll take a closer look at Ortiz's 24 previous UFC fights below.
Submitted Jul 18, 2011 12:00PM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ben Rothwell: Its Not Right How Champions Act
(addictedmma.com)
Dont call it a comeback ! "Big" Ben Rothwell (31-7), has not been seen in the UFC cage in over a year now. His last steps inside the Octagon saw him take a hard earned decision win over tough kickboxer Gilbert Yvel. Despite the win, Rothwell left the cage with a torn ACL and a deviated septum. After surgery and a hell of alot of work, Rothwell is set to step back into action, and will square off against big hitting Mark Hunt at UFC 135. Speaking to CageWriter.com, Rothwell stated: "I've really worked hard on myself. It's not a comeback. It's an unveiling. I have been off for more than a year, and instead of using it as a layoff I've used it as a huge building block. I posted a few pictures, and people said, 'Whoa, this guy ain't the same.' When I came back to Duke, he said, 'People who are off because of an injury usually gain 20 lbs. You look like you've lost 20 lbs.' ... A lot of these guys, especially champions, I see how they act, and it enrages me.
Submitted Jul 18, 2011 10:04AM by rockyf - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous, General MMA
 
Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard 3 odds: Who opened as the -130 favorite for UFC 136?
(mmamania.com)
According to noted oddsmaker Nick Kalikas of BetOnFighting.com, it's none other than Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar. "The Answer" is the -130 favorite heading into his UFC 136 showdown in Houston, Texas against Gray Maynard on Oct. 8. "The Bully" stands as the slight underdog at +100.
Submitted Jul 18, 2011 9:25AM by pmoney - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rich Franklin's days at middleweight are done forever
(mmamania.com)
Not exactly breaking news ... more of a confirmation of what's long been thought to be the case. Rich Franklin, despite his build and natural body type, has seen his last days in the middleweight division. For the remainder of his career, he will compete at 205-pounds, as he tells MMA Weekly: Video in MMA Playground videos section
Submitted Jul 18, 2011 9:13AM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
James Te Huna vs. Ricardo Romero added to UFC 135 in Denver
(mmajunkie.com)
A light-heavyweight bout between New Zealand-based James Te Huna (12-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Ricardo Romero (11-2 mma, 1-1 UFC) is slated for UFC 135. Officials from the UFC's Australia office announced the fight overnight. UFC 135 takes place Sept. 24 at Denver's Pepsi Center. A title fight between light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson headlines the pay-per-view main card. Te Huna vs. Romero likely will be part of the preliminary card.
Submitted Jul 18, 2011 9:01AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans Predicts Jones vs. Rampage; Criticizes Jackson
(addictedmma.com)
Coming up on September 24th, the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship will be on the line as current champion Jon "Bones" Jones faces one of the nastiest punchers to ever compete in the sport, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. One fighter who undeniably has more history with both of these men than anyone else is top 205 pound contender "Suga" Rashad Evans.
Submitted Jul 18, 2011 7:46AM by rockyf - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Interviews, General MMA
 
Johnny Eduardo Joins UFC, Debuts Against Assuncao in Rio
(sherdog.com)
Brazilian veteran Johnny Eduardo has signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and will make his Octagon debut against expat countryman Raphael Assuncao at UFC 134. Eduardo enters the UFC riding an 11-fight win streak which extends back to 2008. Fighting out of Rio’s renowned Nova Uniao camp, the 32-year-old has finished all but two of his opponents in that time span. Eduardo holds a career mark of 25-8, including 13 submissions and six knockouts, and last August claimed the Shooto South America 143-pound title with a win over Paulo “Guerreiro” Dantas.
Submitted Jul 17, 2011 10:43PM by Poor_Franklin - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Which UFC Champ has faced stiffest compettition?
(bleacherreport.com)
This is a very interesting scientific look at determining which current belt holder has faced the toughest road to present day. So don't look at the following list as a concrete ranking, but rather as a quick-and-dirty snapshot for my own curiosity. There is no subjectivity here, just cold, hard numbers. In order to compile this list, I have taken the combined win-loss-draw totals for all of the fighters that the current UFC champions have faced. I then subtracted that champion's record from the totals to determine a winning percentage independent of the champion's success or failure. The following is an ordering of each UFC champion, starting with the lowest strength of schedule (SOS), and continuing to the highest. And just for the sake of argument, Emelianenko's SOS stands at .612, with a combined opponent independent W-L-D of 455-270-18.
Submitted Jul 17, 2011 6:29PM by Patchedup15 - 44 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rich Franklin Scratched From UFC 133, Ebersole/Hallman Promoted
(bloodyelbow.com)
It seems that the UFC finally ran out of light heavyweights. The UFC 133 card has been decimated by injuries to 205 lb fighters Phil Davis, Vladimir Matyushenko, and finally Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Though they were able to save the first two bouts, they couldn't find a late replacement for Nogueira and this fight had to be scrapped. Franklin is now off the card. UFC.com has it: A third light heavyweight in a week has been forced to withdraw from UFC 133 - Dana White confirmed today via Twitter that Antonio Rogerio Nogueria is out of the August 6 fight against Rich Franklin due to an injury. The bout will not replaced, and the Vitor Belfort vs. Yoshihiro Akiyama bout will be moved to the co-main event slot, while the welterweight battle between Dennis Hallman and Brian Ebersole has been moved to the main card.
Submitted Jul 17, 2011 6:04PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Bader: No More Calling Out Fighters
(addictedmma.com)
It seems Ryan "Darth" Bader (12-2) is done with calling out fighters in the future. After being dominated at UFC 126 by current Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Bader decided to call out MMA legend Tito Ortiz. Against all odds, "The Huntington Beach Badboy" produced a stunnung upset and choked out Bader in the first round. That was a wake up call for Bader, who told ESPN.com: "I lose three in a row, that's tough man. You see guys get cut for that. So yeah, I do feel that pressure.
Submitted Jul 17, 2011 5:12PM by rockyf - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, General MMA, MMA Personalities
 
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