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Shields-Ellenberger Cemented as UFC Fight Night 25 Headliner
(sherdog.com)
A welterweight clash between Jake Shields and Jake Ellenberger will headline UFC Fight Night 25, the promotion announced on Friday.
Submitted Jul 9, 2011 1:48AM by Lesnar1 - 13 comments
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UFC 136's Brian Stann expects pre-fight respect from Chael Sonnen.
(mmajunkie.com)
Three weeks ago, an email showed up in Brian Stann's inbox – from Chael Sonnen (25-11-1 MMA, 4-4 UFC). Sonnen had two buddies that were military veterans and struggling to find a job. Stann (11-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC), a former Marine who presides over Hire Heroes USA, a not-for-profit that finds jobs for veterans, immediately offered help.
Submitted Jul 9, 2011 1:32AM by Lesnar1 - 5 comments
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UFC Quick Quote: Why did Junior Dos Santos ditch Ed Soares?
(mmamania.com)
UFC heavyweight number one contender Junior Dos Santos tells MMAmania's own Eduardo Cruz (via Fighters Only) that he'll no longer be passing through the Black House facility in California since he is no longer a Tough Media client under Ed Soares. However, the Brazilian bomber doesn't expect any changes to his training camp or pre-fight preparations as he's still aligned with Team Nogueira and his original sparring partners.
Submitted Jul 8, 2011 6:36PM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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UFC to Release DVD Detailing Feud Between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz
(bloodyelbow.com)
It looks like the UFC has moved into the documentary business. The company will be releasing a DVD on August 30th that details the long-running feud between former friends Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz called Bad Blood.
Submitted Jul 8, 2011 6:14PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Antonio Rodrigo 'Big Nog' Nogueira on Dana White: 'He's Not a God
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC President Dana White didn't wait very long to voice his opinion that Wanderlei Silva shouldn't fight again after Silva's KO loss to Chris Leben at UFC 132. That didn't sit very well with another Brazilian legend who's on the downward slope of his own career, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Nogueira spoke to Brazil's R7 Esportes (translated by Tom Mendes): "I think he was unfortunate with his comments. They're idols of the sport, (Dana's) not a God who decides on everyone's career. I loved the fact that Tito Ortiz won his last fight. You see that these people were not champions for nothing. Ortiz, Wanderlei and Fedor were top fighters for a reason. But Dana White can't decide that, he'll have to eat his words regarding Tito (laughs)"
Submitted Jul 8, 2011 3:52PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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Tom Lawlor Injured, Off UFC on Versus 5 Card, Ed Herman Now Faces Kyle Noke
(bloodyelbow.com)
Kyle Noke was scheduled to face Tom Lawlor at UFC on Versus 5 in a solid middleweight bout. Unfortunately, an injury has forced Lawlor off the card. The Telegraph is now reporting that Lawlor's replacement will be Ed Herman, making for a fight that is just as, if not more, interesting. Noke is currently riding a five fight win streak, dating back to his February 2008 KO loss to Scott Smith. He also appeared on The Ultimate Fighter, where he lost to Kris McCray. Since the TUF stint, Noke has gone 3-0 in UFC bouts, finishing each in under two rounds.
Submitted Jul 8, 2011 9:04AM by emfleek - 12 comments
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Josh Koscheck to Fight at 185 in Return Fight?
(bloodyelbow.com)
UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck has been out of action ever since Georges St. Pierre broke his orbital bone in their welterweight title matchup at UFC 124 last December. He has been unable to train due to the injury, and told Dana White in one of his video blogs that he even had numbness on that side of his face close to three months after the surgery. But it appears he's finally ready to make his comeback, and for some reason he's leading people to believe that it's going to be at 185 pounds at UFC 138 in San Jose, for one fight only. Here's what he tweeted today: did ask for my next fight to be nov 19 in san jose at 185 :) RT @dethrone @joshkoscheck who you asking to fight next? FYI I only want 1 fight at 185 then back to WW. :) just something real fun for the fans.
Submitted Jul 7, 2011 7:37PM by Shawn91111 - 18 comments
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UFC 136: Chael Sonnen opens as -215 favorite over Brian Stann
(mmajunkie.com)
Despite what will be a 14-month layoff due to out-of-the-cage issues, Chael Sonnen has been tapped a sizable favorite over Brian Stann. As MMAjunkie.com reported on Wednesday, Sonnen and Stann have agreed to meet at UFC 136, which takes place Oct. 8 in Houston. Today, noted oddsmaker Joey Oddessa told MMAjunkie.com Radio he's opened the line with Sonnen as a -215 favorite and Stann a +175 underdog.
Submitted Jul 7, 2011 4:51PM by FastKnockout - 29 comments
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Brad Pickett Talks Frustration, How to Beat Dominick Cruz
(bloodyelbow.com)
Brad Pickett might not be a name that strikes a chord with you right away, especially if you didn't watch the WEC. The 32-year-old British bantamweight might be nicknamed "One Punch", but he has a slick submission game to go along with his heavy hands. He was scheduled to face Miguel Torres in his UFC debut at UFC 130, but had to pull out due to a back injury which has kept him on the shelf for a while now. I don't care who Pickett fights, I just want to see him back in the cage. He's a great example of why Bantamweight is such a fun weight class.
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 11:24PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
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Griffin admits 'I've got to cut some f***ing weight'
(espn.co.uk)
Forrest Griffin has admitted he has "a lot of problems" facing him if he is to make weight for his UFC 134 showdown with Mauricio Shogun Rua. Griffin is coming off a decision victory over Rich Franklin in February, and he admits he has allowed himself to put on a little too much weight ahead of his clash with Rua on August 27. I don't like this report!!
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 10:03PM by pmoney - 14 comments
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'Chippendale' Marquardt 'had it coming' - Hardy
(espn.co.uk)
Dan Hardy, a long-term trash talk target of Nate Marquardt, has had his say on the American's testosterone scandal, telling him "it's all about hard work in the gym". Hardy has found himself on the wrong end of Marquardt's tongue on more than one occasion, most notably when Marquardt claimed the Brit did not deserve his title shot against Georges St-Pierre.
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 9:59PM by pmoney - 8 comments
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Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua Talks Wanderlei Silva Loss, Challenge From Tito Ortiz
(bloodyelbow.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua spoke with Tatame yesterday about his friend Wanderlei Silva's loss to Chris Leben at UFC 132, and also responded to Tito Ortiz. Silva was knocked out in 27 seconds by Leben, which obviously bothered his training partner at Kings MMA. Here's what he had to say in regards to Silva: "I haven’t seen Wanderlei, I’m in San Diego and he’s in Las Vegas, but I was sad about the defeat", said Shogun, on a chat with TATAME. "It’s really sad to see Wanderlei getting knocked out like that, but what can we do, it happens with who is up there". "Wanderlei was doing fine, motivated, thrilled, he wanted to fight really badly… We trained together before the fight and he was glad."
Submitted Jul 6, 2011 8:49PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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