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Thursday's UFC on Versus 3 event airs in 3D, Harris and Florian to commentate
(mmajunkie.com)
Thursday's UFC on Versus 3 event will be the organization's first to air in 3D, officials today announced. The event takes place March 3 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville with a Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann headliner. The 3D telecast will be made available live to those with 3D-capable TV sets through dedicated 3D channels on affiliates across the country, including Comcast XFINITY. The event also airs in its normal 2D format on Versus and Versus HD (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) with UFC commentators Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg.
Submitted Feb 28, 2011 1:12PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jorge Rivera Says 'Classless' Bisping Hit Him with Intentional Illegal Knee
(mmafighting.com)
There are moments from his UFC 127 bout with Michael Bisping in Sydney, Australia that are still fuzzy to Jorge Rivera, but there is at least one thing he knows for sure. The illegal knee that Bisping hit him with in the first round? No matter what Bisping said later, that was no accident, Rivera told MMA Fighting on Sunday. "That knee was deliberate, and I'll tell you exactly how I know this," Rivera said.
Submitted Feb 28, 2011 12:48AM by telnights - 47 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spike TV offers UFC 129 "UFC Prelims" special with Toronto show
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV will air a "UFC Prelims" special as part of April's UFC 129 event in Toronto. UFC officials confirmed the plans during Saturday's live broadcast of UFC 127. Although not officially announced, sources told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that welterweight bouts of Nate Diaz (13-6 MMA, 8-4 UFC) vs. Rory MacDonald (10-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Brian Foster (15-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC) vs. Sean Pierson (11-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) are the leading candidates for the cable broadcast. UFC 129 takes place April 30 at Toronto's Rogers Centre, and the pay-per-view main card features welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre vs. top contender Jake Shields. Additional UFC 129 fights are likely to stream on Facebook prior to Spike TV's "UFC Prelims" broadcast.
Submitted Feb 27, 2011 2:42PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fight Metric report for BJ Penn vs Jon Fitch draw
(mmamania.com)
The official report from Fight Metric shows that Fitch outlanded Penn a staggering 149-2 in round three and 231-48 overall. After the jump you can see the grappling chart and who they scored the fight in favor of. Here's a hint: his name rhymes with Bon-dage.
Submitted Feb 27, 2011 1:19AM by SmileR - 73 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC on Versus 3 to Be Broadcast in 3D
(mmafighting.com)
he growing trend of 3D television is finally ready to marry itself to the growing sport of mixed martial arts. The UFC's upcoming UFC on Versus 3 event will be broadcast in 3D on select cable outlets, sport trade journal Sports Business Daily reported on Friday. It will mark the first time a UFC event is telecast in the format, though the UFC has privately tried out the technology in the past. According to the report, the 3D telecast will have a different production crew from Versus' regular HD setup. Versus is also planning to occasionally utilize a split-screen presentation that will air live arena content like locker room views alongside commercials. The report notes that among cable distributors, Comcast, Cox, Verizon, Massillon Cable, Blue Ridge and Armstrong have signed on.
Submitted Feb 26, 2011 2:14PM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
With Opponents Injured, Koch-Assuncao Tabbed for UFC 128
(sherdog.com)
Erik Koch and Raphael Assuncao were both left without opponents this week when Cub Swanson and Manny Gamburyan pulled out of their respective bouts. Now, it appears Koch and Assuncao will instead square off against one another in their Octagon debuts at UFC 128 “Shogun vs. Jones.” While not yet finalized, a source close to the matchup tells Sherdog.com that the featherweights have verbally agreed to meet at the event, which takes place March 19 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The change in matchmaking was first reported on Saturday by MMAWeekly.com. Opponent aside, there will be no change for Assuncao, who was to face Gamburyan on the undercard of UFC 128 before Gamburyan sustained a back injury in training. Koch will have his fight pushed back two weeks, as the Roufusport product was slated to meet Swanson, who suffered an undisclosed impairment, at UFC Live 3 on March 3.
Submitted Feb 26, 2011 1:22PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC On Versus 3 Official With 11 Fights, Koch Now Off
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC today announced that UFC On Versus 3 is again official, but this time with only 11 fights. With UFC unable to find a short-notice replacement for injured Cub Swanson, original opponent Erik Koch is now off as a result. Koch is expected to be added to an upcoming card.
Submitted Feb 25, 2011 6:26PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC fighter Te Huna donates to Earthquake Appeal
(onehd.com.au)
Sydney based New Zealander James Te Huna will return to the cage this weekend and has generously offered all of his match earnings to go to victims of the New Zealand earthquake. At UFC 110, Te Huna made his octagon debut in front of a parochial hometown crowd. After breaking his arm in the first round, blocking a head kick by opponent Igor Pokrajac, Te Huna powered on to win via TKO in the third round. That brave performance was followed by 12 months of arduous rehabilitation and this weekend he finally returns to the cage. Outside of his generous sponsors that include PC Group and Boost Mobile, his fight against dangerous striker Alexander Gustaffson at UFC 127 also presents his first pay cheque for fighting in a year. Te Huna did not need to look to far on where to spend it.
Submitted Feb 25, 2011 5:01PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Charlie Sheen Rants Leads Dana White To Invite Him To Fight Chuck Lorre At UFC 127
(mmamania.com)
Seriously. "BJ Penn is fighting Jon Fitch on Saturday ... [Charlie and Chuck] are more than welcome to be the co-main event. I have Charlie Sheen by brutal knockout." For those who haven't heard yet, after Sheen's recent defamatory radio rant production on his top-rated sitcom "Two And A Half Men" was cancelled for the rest of the season. Supposedly there was a threat from one towards the other involving beating the guy up in the Octagon.
Submitted Feb 25, 2011 2:33PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 127: Kenny Florian Says Jon Fitch's New Vegan Diet Removed His Size Advantage Against BJ Penn
(bloodyelbow.com)
"I know you mentioned him walking around at 200lbs, that is definitely the case. However, I just was with him at the last UFC in Vegas [UFC 126] he's actually walking around at 176lbs," Florian stated. "He's a vegan now. He's 100 percent vegan. He's changed his whole lifestlye. And the first thing I said to him 'Man, you're looking pretty darn skinny' and he said, 'yeah, I'm a vegan now and I'm 176lbs right now'. That is actually I hear maybe even a concern with people in his own camp." ... "Listen, I think B.J. Penn always has a chance. The guy's extremely dangerous on his feet. He's going to be a little bit tougher to take down than Jon Fitch thinks. I would give even more of a chance to Jon Fitch if it was a five-rounder. At three rounds, I give a little bit more of a chance to B.J [Penn] because I think a three-round B.J. [Penn] is different than a five-round B.J. [Penn]. A three-round B.J. [Penn] will go for it right from the outset. He'll be very aggressive. He'll kind of just let it loose for every single round. As soon as that bell starts. I noticed a five-round B.J. [Penn], he really paces himself, he's really unsure of the pace he needs to go at."
Submitted Feb 25, 2011 12:33PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Featherweight Manny Gamburyan out at UFC 128 in New Jersey
(mmajunkie.com)
Top featherweight contender Manny Gamburyan will have to wait a little longer to make his return to the octagon. MMAjunkie.com has confirmed that a back injury has forced Gamburyan out of a planned UFC 128 contest with Raphael Assuncao. Featuring a light heavyweight title fight between champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and rising star Jon Jones, UFC 128 takes place March 19 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Submitted Feb 25, 2011 12:28PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
'Barao' and Johnson Expected to Meet at UFC's TUF 13 Finale
(sherdog.com)
Two of the UFC’s most exciting 135-pound prospects are set to collide, as “Mighty Mouse” Demetrious Johnson and once-beaten Brazilian Renan “Barao” Pegado have agreed to square off at the UFC’s “Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale” on June 4 in Las Vegas at the The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort. Sherdog.com confirmed the match-up with a source close to the fight on Thursday. The 24-year-old Johnson notched the biggest win of his career in his Feb. 5 UFC debut, dominating Japanese star Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto in a one-sided unanimous decision at UFC 126. Prior to entering the Octagon, the Matt Hume pupil scored back-to-back wins in World Extreme Cagefighting, besting Damacio Page and Nick Pace. The lone defeat on Johnson’s 9-1 ledger came at the hands of Brad Pickett in his April 2010 WEC debut.
Submitted Feb 24, 2011 12:36PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cub Swanson Off UFC On Versus 3
(mmajunkie.com)
The recent run of injuries continues to claim fighters on upcoming UFC events, the latest victim is Cub Swanson, who is now off UFC On Versus 3 due to an undisclosed injury suffered in training. He was to have faced Erik Koch. UFC is looking for a short-notice replacement. Update: There will be no replacement.
Submitted Feb 24, 2011 7:26AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Eliot Marshall returns, steps in to meet Luiz Cane at UFC 128
(mmajunkie.com)
"The Ultimate Fighter 8" cast member Eliot Marshall will get a chance at redemption on short notice. Sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Marshall (8-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) has verbally accepted a fight with Luiz Cane (10-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) at UFC 128 in the wake of Karlos Vemola's injury withdrawal. Tatame first reported the change. UFC 128 is slated for March 19 at the Prudential Center in Newwark, N.J
Submitted Feb 23, 2011 4:19PM by Twenty20Dollars - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jorge Santiago's UFC deal official, meets Brian Stann at UFC 130
(mmajunkie.com)
World Victory Road/ Sengoku middleweight champion Jorge Santiago officially has rejoined the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Officials from Authentic Sports Management, Santiago's management team, today announced the long-expected multi-fight contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Although not announced, as MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) first reported, Santiago (23-8 MMA, 1-2 UFC) fights former WEC champ Brian Stann (10-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at UFC 130 in May
Submitted Feb 23, 2011 10:02AM by postman - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sanchez Explains Why He Ditched ‘Nightmare’ Nickname, Makes Vague Reference to Getting Scammed Out of $175K
(cagepotato.com)
Diego Sanchez sort of unexpectedly dominated the action on Tuesday during the official media conference call for the Versus Network’s upcoming UFC Live broadcast. The newly nickname-free fighter talked openly about the hard times he suffered in the midst of back-to-back losses to BJ Penn and John Hathaway, said a return to lightweight is currently impossible (owing to a new weightlifting regimen courtesy of Olympic-wrestler-turned-Team-Jackson-middleweight Willie Parks) and explained why he recently decided to ditch his longtime moniker as “The Nightmare.” Turns out, it just wasn’t positive enough for him. “I let the ‘Nightmare’ go,” Sanchez told reporters. “A nightmare is something that is negative and kind of evil. I don’t want to represent that. I want to represent positivity and I want to represent the good. I look back on my whole career (as) the ‘Nightmare’ (and) the nightmare was myself. I was my own nightmare. All the times I fell off track and got into drinking, got into smoking weed, the things that brought me down, the partying. That was my nightmare. I was my own nightmare. I’m grown up (now). I’m going to let that name go … I thought about changing it to ‘The Dream’ but I thought that would be a little bit out there, so I’m just going to stick with Diego Sanchez.”
Submitted Feb 22, 2011 8:57PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fukuda vs. Ring also part of ION Television's UFC 127 prelim-card broadcast
(mmajunkie.com)
A middleweight bout between DEEP champion Riki Fukuda and "The Ultimate Fighter 11" contestant Nick Ring also will be part of ION Television's preliminary-card broadcast for this weekend's UFC 127 event. MMAjunkie.com passed along news of the broadcast earlier today but mentioned just two bouts. Since then, UFC officials have confirmed the broadcast but upped the number of total fights to three, including Fukuda vs. Ring.
Submitted Feb 22, 2011 8:45PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brandon Vera not cut by the UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Light heavyweight Brandon Vera is still a UFC fighter. Vera was cut by the promotion this past month following his third consecutive loss, which came against Thiago Silva at UFC 125. However, it has been learned that the result of that bout is expected to be changed to a "no contest" following additional scrutiny of Silva's post-fight drug test, and the promotion has rescinded Vera's release, sources close to the event told MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted Feb 22, 2011 8:44PM by FastKnockout - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Karlos Vemola Off UFC 128 (Updated)
(mmafighting.com)
Unfortunately for UFC fans but perhaps fortunately for Luiz Cane, Karlos Vemola has been "Terminated" and is now off UFC 128. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, Vemola was recently diagnosed with a serious infection that has left him unable to train. Faced with the issue, he was forced to pull out of the fight. No replacement named yet. Update: Eliot Marshall is the replacement.
Submitted Feb 22, 2011 7:32PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rich Franklin and Forrest Griffin’s Tattoo Bet Ends in Henna-Dragon Nightmare
(cagepotato.com)
Remember when Forrest Griffin and Rich Franklin tried to add some heat to their UFC 126 meeting by suggesting that the loser would have to get an embarrassing tattoo? As Griffin suggested, “I think the loser should have to get like a big, flaming dragon tattoo, or something just hideous.” Franklin lost the fight by unanimous decision, and we quickly forgot about this silly business — except Franklin didn’t. An MMAFighting report came out Friday claiming that Ace had actually visited a tattoo shop to honor the bet that nobody thought was real.
Submitted Feb 22, 2011 5:01PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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