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Marcus Davis Has No Doubt He's A Better Boxer Than Nate Diaz
(mmamania.com)
And "The Irish Hand Grenade" thinks it'll give him a clear advantage at UFC 118 this weekend when he faces Diaz. "He's similar to me as far as what he uses in his arsenal. I think that what Diaz does for his boxing, being long, throwing out his lead left hand a lot, he has some good things that he does. But I have more tools. I have better footwork. He moves forwards and backwards. I move side to side. I'm good at closing the gap quickly and getting my shots off and getting back out. I think that I'm the more powerful puncher. I don't think there is any question about that. I hit guys with one shot and they go out. As far as boxing skill goes, I think I have the advantage there."
Submitted Aug 23, 2010 12:50PM by DCRage - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Belfort Says He's Fighting In November, But Not Silva
(mmamania.com)
Injured UFC fighter Vitor Belfort says on his Twitter he'll return to action in November, but he didn't say against who although it won't be UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. “This year I am not going to fight for the title because the champion is hurt but November we will be in action for sure that is what I can say”
Submitted Aug 23, 2010 9:36AM by DCRage - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Oliveira replaces Wiman
(mmaweekly.com)
The revolving opponent door has swung once again for Efrain Escudero. Originally slated to face John Gunderson at UFC Fight Night 22 in Austin, Texas, on Sept. 15, he was pulled from that fight after Mac Danzig was forced to withdraw from the co-main event versus Matt Wiman. Escudero was elevated to replace Danzig in the headliner.
Submitted Aug 20, 2010 2:37AM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Prelims Returns At UFC 121
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV today confirmed it will air another UFC Prelims special before the upcoming UFC 121 event on October 23. The 2 TV fights this time will be Ultimate Fighter 10 winner Court McGee vs. Ryan Jensen and Patrick Cote vs. Tom Lawlor.
Submitted Aug 19, 2010 4:55PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
More UFN 22 Changes Coming-Matt Wiman Likely Off
(mmajunkie.com)
Just as soon as UFC Fight Night 22's co-main event was shuffled, things are in flux once again. While not official yet, Matt Wiman may now be off the card due to an injury suffered in training. Wiman had previously been booked for a rematch with Mac Danzig before an undisclosed injury forced Danzig to withdraw. Wiman was to have faced Efrain Escudero, who replaced Danzig in the fight. A replacement search is now underway.
Submitted Aug 19, 2010 4:51PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mac Danzig Off UFN 22, Escudero-Wiman Now Co-Headliner
(mmajunkie.com)
The planned Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman rematch scheduled for UFC Fight Night 22 is now off for now. Danzig reportedly is now off due to an undisclosed injury. Efrain Escudero has been tapped as the replacement, meaning he's now out of his scheduled fight with John Gunderson. As a result, "The Busiest Fighter In MMA", Yves Edwards, will now likely make his return to UFC and face Gunderson in a prelim. Wiman-Escudero will be the co-main event.
Submitted Aug 18, 2010 10:43PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 118 Official With 10 Fights, But Harris-Vedepo Off
(mmajunkie.com)
The fight card for next week's UFC 118 event is complete, UFC officials today announced. The 10-bout lineup features a champion rematch between lightweight champ Frankie Edgar and B.J. Penn, and Randy Couture meets boxer James Toney in the UFC 118 co-headliner. There were 11 fights planned, but Gerald Harris vs. Joe Vedepo is now off. A source says scheduling issues is the reason. They may be shifted to other cards, not necessarily facing each other.
Submitted Aug 18, 2010 5:06PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Amir Sadollah vs. Peter Sobotta Targeted For UFC 122
(mmajunkie.com)
More regional talent is on tap for the UFC's second trip to Germany. In this case it's Peter Sobotta, who appears set to face Amir Sadollah at UFC 122. Sources close to the event say verbal agreements are in place.
Submitted Aug 18, 2010 6:48AM by DCRage - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Showdown Joe: Rory MacDonald vs. Matt Brown @ UFC 123
(showdown.ca)
Numerous sources have informed me that welterweight prospect Rory “The Waterboy” MacDonald (10-1) is likely set to square off against rugged veteran Matt “The Immortal” Brown (11-9) at UFC 123, tentatively scheduled for November 20th. MacDonald, who hails from Kelowna, BC, suffered the first defeat of his young career, when, with seven seconds left in his UFC 115 bout vs Carlos Condit, the referee stepped in to halt the action.
Submitted Aug 18, 2010 1:22AM by Gogoplatapus - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Aaron Riley out, Thiago Tavares in against Pat Audinwood at UFC 119
(mmajunkie.com)
While it might not create quite the stir of a "Cro Cop" for "Big Nog" switch, there is one additional adjustment to the card at UFC 119. Aaron Riley has been scratched from the card, and Brazilian Thiago Tavares (14-3-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC) has agreed to step in against newcomer Pat Audinwood (9-0-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted Aug 18, 2010 12:57AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Goran Reljic targeted for UFC 122 in Germany
(mmajunkie.com)
Goran Reljic's return to the light-heavyweight division appears set. Reljic (8-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC) is expected to fight Krzysztof Soszynski (21-10-1, 4-2 UFC) at UFC 122, according to a source close to the event who told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that verbal agreements are in place with bout agreements expected to be finalized shortly.
Submitted Aug 18, 2010 12:56AM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
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Backstage With Ed Soares
(mmafighting.com)
Ariel Helwani interviews Ed Soares one of the most recognizable and influential managers in mixed martial arts. With a stable of fighters that includes the likes of Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida, Jose Aldo, Junior dos Santos and the Nogueira brothers, Soares has quickly put together one of the most impressive list of clients in the entire sport.
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 6:27PM by telnights - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC, MMA Personalities, Interviews
 
2 Gracies Among 8 Announced For UFC 118 Grappling Superfights
(mmajunkie.com)
Officials today announced a quartet of "superfights" for the UFC Fan Expo trade and exhibition show in Boston, which coincides with next month's UFC 118 event. Members of MMA's first family, other grappling notables and even a former WEC champion are part of the lineup. The bouts include Rolles Gracie vs. Roberto Abreu, Gregor Gracie vs. Pablo Popovitch, Hermes Franca vs. Ryan Hall, and Penny Thomas vs. Tracey Goodell. On Friday, Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. ET, Thomas, who defeated MMA veteran Shayna Baszler at May's UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas, takes on Team Lloyd Irvin product Goodell. Additionally, Franca, a former WEC title-holder and UFC title challenger, meets 23-time Grapplers Quest champion Ryan Hall. On Saturday, Aug. 28 at 12:30 p.m. ET, the Gracie clan takes center stage. Rolles, a heavyweight MMA fighter who had a one-fight stint with the UFC earlier this year, takes on Abreu, an undefeated Grapplers Quest champ. And Gregor, a four-time Grapplers Quest champ and half-brother of Rolles', meets Popovich, an ADCC world grappling champion.
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 3:59PM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cro Cop: I'm Not Going To Be 100% Against Frank Mir-But I Won't Disappoint The Fans
(mmamania.com)
Mirko Cro Cop confirms his participation in the UFC 119 main event against Frank Mir after "Minotauro" Nogueira was forced to withdraw from the Sept. 25 fight card due to ailing hips. "Cro Cop" doesn't think he can be 100-percent prepared in just five weeks, but was not about to disappoint the UFC or his fans by turning down the fight. "I am aware that I am not going to be 100-percent for this fight because in this sport five weeks notice is basically last-minute notice. But I know the UFC had no other solution and so I could not refuse the owner of the UFC, who has made me financially secure, or the UFC fans, who I do not want to disappoint."
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 1:07PM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Did Vince McMahon Inadvertently Help Drive TUF Ratings?
(mmamania.com)
According to former WWE employee and longtime wrestling personality Paul Heyman, yes-at least for the first season of TUF when Raw still aired on Spike. And Heyman tried to stop The Vin-Man from allowing it. "I was there in the room when we decided whether to let The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) come on after Monday Night Raw. They had the right to approve or decline any programming that followed them. I told [the WWE], they better not let [the UFC] on ... Yeah, I'm the a--hole that almost turned it down. [I said] 'You should be afraid of anything that will take away from your pay-per-view dollar. They are going to reach into your pocket, rip it open, and all those dollars are going to flow right there.' Here's the best way I can tell you about Vince McMahon. It's the ultimate Vince control story. If you're in the room with Vince McMahon and he sneezes, go on your Blackberry for the next 20 minutes because nothing you say to him is going to get through ... Cause he gets really p-----d off. Cause he can't control the sneeze."
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 11:31AM by DCRage - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
German WW Pascal Krauss To Make UFC Debut At UFC 122
(mmajunkie.com)
Undefeated Pascal Krauss is the latest European standout invited to the octagon. The German welterweight has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC and makes his debut at UFC 122, according to German MMA website groundandpound.de. Although not officially announced by the promotion, UFC 122 takes place Nov. 13 at the Konig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. Nicknamed "Panzer," Krauss trains with Grappling Arts in Freiburg, Germany, and is the welterweight champion of U.K.-based Cage Warriors Fighting Championships promotion. With an unblemished professional record, he has notched all but two of his nine victories by way of submission. A source close to the fighter said Krauss currently is awaiting an opponent for UFC 122. He most recently appeared in May and earned a second-round submission victory over John Quinn to win the Cage Warriors title.
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 10:28AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White, Lesnar, Royce Gracie In New Round 5 Action Figure Series
(mmanews.com)
Round 5 To Give First Look At Series 4 With Dana White, Royce Gracie, Brock Lesnar At UFC® Fan Expo™ In Boston Velazquez, Buffer, Shogun, Jackson Also Highlighted; Regular And Limited Editions On Display At Booth No. 2524 At Expo, August 27-28
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 2:01AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 117 medical suspensions go to 14 fighters
(mmajunkie.com)
The pain that hampered UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva's final weeks of preparation for Chael Sonnen was indeed a damaged rib, and it may keep him out of action for up to six months.
Submitted Aug 17, 2010 1:54AM by jae_1833 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira To Have Hip Surgery & Knee Surgery
(mmamania.com)
Havine been forced to withdraw from the UFC 119 main event due to injuries, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira tells the TATAME that he's headed for hip surgery in addition to knee surgery, and hopes to be back in about 4 months. "I hurt my hips training and I’ll have to go on surgery. I’m only depending on a few exams, but I think it’ll be done by the weekend. The surgery will be on both sides of my hips, and I’ll operate my knee too. If everything goes alright I’ll be back on training in four months."
Submitted Aug 16, 2010 6:04PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 117 Fighter Payouts
(mmajunkie.com)
The CSAC has revealed the official disclosed fighter payouts from UFC 117. The total disclosed payouts were $1,029,000 with the biggest share-$200,000-going to both Anderson Silva and Matt Hughes. Silva's $200K was a flat payout with no win bonus while Hughes got a $100K bonus for his victory over Ricardo Almeida.
Submitted Aug 16, 2010 5:52PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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