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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
 
UFC 139's Brian Bowles ready to steal 'cool guy' Urijah Faber's thunder
(mmajunkie.com)
Former WEC bantamweight champ Brian Bowles sounds like he's headed to a high-school P.E. class rather than a professional, no-quarter-given cage fight. "Some people are going to be popular, and some people aren't," Bowles (10-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) said today in advance of his meeting with Urijah Faber (25-5 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at Saturday's UFC 139 event, which takes place at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. His fight is part of a main card that airs live on pay-per-view. In four years under the big lights, Bowles has struggled to find an audience. Now, it sounds a little like he's giving up looking. Really, he sounds like the A/V kid who's last picked for teams, plays Risk in the cafeteria with a handful of fellow dorks, and is lucky to snag a girl for prom, much less a girlfriend for four years. And, of course, on the other side of the cafeteria is Faber, surrounded by alpha males and cheerleaders alike, aloof with the constant attention and praise that come so naturally. The guy for whom everything seems so effortless. "You don't know why he's cool, but he is," Bowles said. "I happen to not have it. Some people have it. Faber has it. It is what it is."
Submitted Nov 16, 2011 7:03PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC newcomer Ednaldo Oliveira to make promotional debut at UFC 142
(mmajunkie.com)
Ednaldo Oliveira (13-0-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) is UFC bound. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with event sources that the undefeated UFC newcomer has signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC and will make his promotional debut at UFC 142 in January. No opponent has been determined for the heavyweight fighter, who is one of current champ Junior Dos Santos' training partners. UFC 142 takes place Jan. 14 at Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena. The latest UFC 142 card now includes: Champ Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes (for featherweight title) Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson Sam Stout vs. Thiago Tavares Edson Barboza vs. Terry Etim Fabio Maldonado vs. Stanislav Nedkov Mike Massenzio vs. Rousimar Palhares Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Erick Silva Ednaldo Oliveira vs. TBA* * - Not officially announced
Submitted Nov 16, 2011 6:50PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 139's Cung Le considered retirement before Zuffa bought Strikeforce
(mmajunkie.com)
Cung Le has other things going on in his life. He is a fighter first, of course. But he is also a successful actor that's growing more successful by the year. When he avenged his sole MMA loss to Scott Smith in June 2010 under the Strikeforce banner, he thought he might hang it up. But when Strikeforce was purchased by UFC parent company Zuffa LLC, his plans changed. "There was more of an opportunity for me to fight in the UFC than there had been," Le said today. As most fighters do, Le harbored a desire to one day fight in the octagon. But while he was under the Strikeforce banner, that wasn't possible. Under separate ownership, the promotions weren't exactly on friendly terms. Le instead became a huge star in the San Jose, Calif.-based promotion, which was led by Scott Coker. The two had worked together since 1998, when Strikeforce was a kickboxing promotion, and then when it segued into MMA in 2006. In four years of fighting MMA, Le fought on some of the most successful Strikeforce cards to date and became one of the biggest stars outside of the UFC. It was during his heyday with the promotion that his career exploded as a movie actor. Starring roles in mainstream flicks such as "Fighting," "Pandorum" and "Tekken" made him a hot commodity in Hollywood, and soon, acting gigs were overtaking those involving his fists. Le, though, said he is always a fighter.
Submitted Nov 16, 2011 6:46PM by Budgellism - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on FOX peaks with 8.8 million viewers for Velasquez-Dos Santos title fight
(mmajunkie.com)
MMA has a new most-watched fight in U.S. television history. This past weekend's UFC on FOX headliner between Cain Velasquez and new champ Junior Dos Santos peaked with a solid 8.8 million viewers on the FOX network, MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today confirmed with industry sources. Within three minutes of the bout's conclusion, the audience dwindled to 5.9 million viewers. Overall, the event averaged 5.7 million viewers. UFC on FOX took place this past Saturday, Nov. 12, at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. While the UFC's landmark seven-year deal with FOX doesn't begin officially until 2012, the Nov. 12 event served as a "teaser" show. Only the main event aired on the one-hour FOX broadcast, and the entire undercard streamed on Facebook and FOXSports.com.
Submitted Nov 16, 2011 4:41PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Well-traveled UFC 139 headliner Dan Henderson plans to wrap career in UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
On the eve of his third stint in the UFC, Dan Henderson considers himself a pretty lucky guy. There are those who leave the promotion for what they believe are greener pastures and are never seen again inside the octagon. Henderson, though, managed to leave the UFC on a high and return the same way – and in no small part because he continued to compete and win at a high level. Now, he believes he'll close out his career in the industry-leading promotion, and as he said in advance of this weekend's UFC 139 event, there's a nice sense of closure in returning for what could be one last time. "It's pretty much just plain business, but it does feel good to realize that this is probably where I'm going to end up," he said. "So I'm excited about it, and the fact that they got a pretty big FOX deal is even more exciting to me, as well."
Submitted Nov 16, 2011 4:39PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
FX airs first UFC event in January with Neer vs. Ludwig, Barry vs. Morecraft
(mmajunkie.com)
The first official UFC-FOX event takes place in January (exact date TBA) when the organization makes its debut on FX. Officials today announced the event, though its name and venue weren't revealed. Two fights are official for the card: welterweights Josh Neer (32-10-1 MMA, 5-6 UFC) vs. Duane "Bang" Ludwig (22-11 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and heavyweights Pat Barry (6-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) vs. Christian Morecraft (7-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC). Additional event details are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Submitted Nov 16, 2011 1:28PM by DrivenDavies15 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
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