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UFC NEWS: B.J. Penn vs. Frankie Edgar 2 to headline UFC 118 in Boston
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
While there has been discussion of a rematch between B.J. Penn and Frankie Edgar following their UFC 112 bout, the fight now appears to be set for this summer. Full Article
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 4:31PM by runningman08 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
UFC 110 Replay: 1.4 Million Viewers, Beats SF In Key Demo
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV's replay of UFC 110 that aired this past Saturday scored a 1.0 household rating and averaged 1.4 million viewers, Spike TV officials today announced. Although it fell short of topping a live CBS broadcast of "Strikeforce: Nashville," which averaged twice the audience with 2.9 million viewers, Spike TV's counter-programming won in a key demo. Among men ages 18-34 – one of TV's most lucrative demographics – the April 17 replay of UFC 110 earned a 1.4 rating, which beat Strikeforce and CBS by seven percent.
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 12:57PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Edgar confirms likely rematch with Penn
(mmaweekly.com)
The decision on who new UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will fight for his first defense should be coming soon. It looks like it's going to be a rematch with the fighter he beat to get the title earlier this month. Former champion B.J. Penn had commented just after the fight that the UFC had already approached him about a potential second fight with Edgar later this year, and the new king at 155 pounds had heard much the same thing. "There's been talks, there's definitely been talks," Edgar told MMAWeekly Radio. "I haven't signed anything, so when I sign I'll definitely let you know."
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 10:58AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana: WEC LW Division Eventually Headed To UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Although World Extreme Cagefighting officials have long touted the benefits of having their own lightweight division – the only weight class that overlaps with its sister promotion, the Ultimate Fighting Championship – a change could be on the way. In a recent interview with USA Today's Sergio Non, UFC president Dana White said the WEC's 155-pound weight class "eventually" will be folded into the bigger promotion. In the interview, in which White explains why the UFC has taken over production/commentating/announcing duties at WEC 48 (he said all Zuffa pay-per-view shows will be handled by the UFC's experienced PPV team), White also addressed the long-discussed 155-pound division. "I actually think it's kind of cool," he said. "I think eventually what we do is, we're going to continue to add to lighter weights, and you'll end up seeing these (WEC) guys go into the UFC, the 155 pounders. As for when it could happen, probably not before WEC ever goes forward with plans to implement a Flyweight division.
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 9:49AM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC
 
UFC's Brian Stann dropping to middleweight, hopes to fight in July or August
(mmajunkie.com)
Brian Stann is tired of being an undersized light heavyweight in a division full of heavier takedown artists. So, he's moving to middleweight. Stann, who today spoke to MMAjunkie.com from suburban Atlanta, said he "rolled the dice" against Phil Davis at UFC 109 but doesn't regret his decision to take a bad matchup on paper. But the reason he took the fight might surprise you. Click the link to read the rest.
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 8:25AM by runningman08 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Interviews
 
UFC On Versus 2 On 8/1, 117 On 8/7
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC has added 2 events to it's schedule in early August: They've reserved a Utah date for 8/1, which will be the 2nd UFC on Versus event, and an 8/7 date for Northern California. Neither show has been announced by UFC and no location confirmed for 8/7, but it could be in Oakland and possibly headlined by Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen.
Submitted Apr 20, 2010 5:12AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
NSAC Approves 7/3 For UFC 116
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 116 is now official for July 3. The NSAC has approved UFC's request for an event on that date, which will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. No matches were confirmed yet but Shane Carwin vs. Brock Lesnar is tentatively slotted for the event.
Submitted Apr 19, 2010 5:36PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spike and UFC Announce UFC Primetime: Rampage vs. Evans
(mmapayout.com)
Spike and the UFC have announced their intent to produce and broadcast another UFC Primetime series, this time featuring Rampage Jackson and Rashad Evans. The debut of the series will take place on Wednesday, May 12th following that evening’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter. New York, NY, April 19, 2010 – In anticipation of their long awaited light heavyweight clash at UFC 114: RAMPAGE VS EVANS, former UFC light heavyweight champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and “Suga” Rashad Evans will go under the microscope on UFC Primetime®, a weekly, three part series premiering Wednesday, May 12 (11:00-11:30pm ET/PT on Spike TV. The second episode will debut on Wednesday, May 19 at 11:00pm ET/PT and the finale will run Wednesday, May 26 at 11:00pm ET/PT. UFC Primetime, produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), is a look into the lives of two of the most popular fighters in the UFC, Jackson and Evans, as the two settle a grudge borne during Season 10 of “The Ultimate Fighter,®” with the winner taking #1 contender status in the stacked UFC light heavyweight division.
Submitted Apr 18, 2010 4:05PM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC 116: Kurt Pellegrino vs George Sotiropoulos on tap for July 3
(mmamania.com)
Submission possible. Contending UFC lightweights Kurt Pellegrino and George Sotiropolous have been paired up for a 155-pound showdown at this summer's UFC 116 event, currently scheduled for July 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Submitted Apr 18, 2010 3:16PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Lauzon Expects To Fight At UFC 118
(mmajunkie.com)
If he has his way, Boston-area UFC star Joe Lauzon will next fight at UFC 118, likely to be August 28 in Boston. Opponent TBA but J-Lau says he could get the winner of Jeremy Stephens-Sam Stout set for UFC 113, which could setup a rematch from 108 when Stout beat Lauzon.
Submitted Apr 16, 2010 8:21PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kendall Grove To Return At UFC 116
(mmajunkie.com)
Although UFC has yet to confirm the event or any fighters on it, Kendall Grove said today that his next fight will be at UFC 116 on July 3. He says opponent and position on card are both TBA.
Submitted Apr 16, 2010 8:18PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nobody Cares About "Britney" Silva
(mmamania.com)
Ouch...let the trash talk begin courtesy of Chael Sonnen. On Anderson Silva, possibly his next opponent, "I compare Anderson to Britney Spears. She shaved her head to get headlines. Britney Silva went up to 205, retired, etc. Nobody cares... When my music hits and the doors close, the fight's on. I'm not going to dance, juke or jive. I will find him... You know what you're getting with Silva. A guy who pretends he doesn't speak English, is a fantastic athlete, and acts like a fool. If you like that, go buy his t-shirt with the other two guys who like him."
Submitted Apr 16, 2010 11:40AM by DCRage - 30 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Cuts 3 More
(mmajunkie.com)
More pink slips were handed out by UFC yesterday-in addition to confirming the expected release of Mustapha Al-Turk, Matt Veach & Rafaello Oliveira were also released. Veach & Al-Turk both had suffered the "Losing Streak Of Doom", with Al-Turk going 0-3 in UFC, while Oliveira was 1-2 after a loss to Andre Winner last month.
Submitted Apr 16, 2010 5:10AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Veach released from UFC
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Matt Veach entered the UFC with an impressive unblemished record of 11-0, and he will be making his exit with a slightly tarnished record of 11-2. FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently learned of the release of Veach by the UFC through sources close to the situation.
Submitted Apr 15, 2010 7:46PM by jae_1833 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Health permitting, Boston's UFC 118 could include Edgar vs. Penn II, Florian vs. Maynard
(mmajunkie.com)
A headliner and rematch between new UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and ex-champ B.J. Penn, as well as a co-headliner between top lightweight contender Kenny Florian and Gray Maynard, are both under heavy consideration. However, the health status of a few fighters could affect the plans
Submitted Apr 15, 2010 7:45PM by postman - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
A Little "White" Lie Is An Unfortunate Part Of "Reality"-Get Over It
(mmamania.com)
In other words, don't expect apologies from Dana White regarding his misdirection in the cast changes reported for this season of TUF. "When we have a reality show where everything's a secret, you're gonna have to watch it. Guess what? You can't know and it's not you're privilege to know. And if people are upset with that too bad. It's a reality show. First of all, SPIKE paid for this show. For me to go out and release this information, it's insane you can't do it. It would be like finding out what happens on 'Survivor' after they film it. The people who feel like they've been lied to, too bad. Get over it. It's a reality show."
Submitted Apr 15, 2010 11:36AM by DCRage - 40 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Cuts Emerson, Blackburn & Camoes
(mmajunkie.com)
Jason High now has company in the unemployment line, as UFC handed out 3 more pink slips late last night. The promotion has cut Rob Emerson, Brad Blackburn & Fabricio Camoes. Emerson went 1-3 after a 2-0 start following a bizarre no contest at the TUF 5 Finale, Blackburn started 3-0 but recently has suffered the "Losing Streak Of Doom", while Camoes went to a Draw then lost his last fight.
Submitted Apr 15, 2010 8:24AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bader will be sidelined for the next 6 weeks and is fighting Thiago Silva?
(mmaweekly.com)
"Ultimate Fighter" season 8 winner Ryan Bader will be sidelined for the next 6 weeks with no contact after undergoing surgery on his right hand to repair a torn tendon. The news comes courtesy of Bader's manager, David Martin, who spoke with MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday after rumors surfaced about a fight for the Arizona based competitor. "He had a torn tendon in his right hand, on the middle finger," said Martin. "He has six weeks of no contact with the hand, and then after that he'll be ready when Joe Silva calls." Thiago Silva is being matched with Ryan Bader at UFC 116, the American Top Team light-heavyweight has announced to fans via his Facebook page. Silva left a message via his status update in the afternoon saying “Ryan Bader, come get some! UFC 116!”
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 10:11PM by jae_1833 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana Announces Chael vs Anderson
(bloodyelbow.com)
"He's got a real tough fight coming up. His next fight's going to be against Chael Sonnen, and Chael Sonnen's one of these guys who's not going to lay back, not do what these other guys (did)," White told Rome. "When he's been in this position when these types of fights have happened, it's been against real good jiu-jitsu guys, guys that want to get the fight to the ground. Well, Chael Sonnen's going to want to take this fight to the ground, but he's going to double leg him and bring him down," said White. "Personally, I really believe that he was embarrassed by what happened that night, maybe he did have a mental breakdown, I don't know what happened in the ring. All I can say is I know his next opponent isn't going to be a guy who's going to lay back and let him do stuff like that." "If he ever acts like that again in the ring, I will cut him," said the UFC president. "I don't care if he's the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. I don't care if he is the middleweight champion. I will cut him, absolutely."
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 6:03PM by TimW001 - 35 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sweet Chael Sonnen interview
(cagepotato.com)
Did you perceive the goading, motioning, shouting by Silva to be showmanship or disrespect? Or perhaps a little bit of both? Look, I'm not a gang banger. I don't talk about “respect.” That term is for street thugs, not me.
Submitted Apr 14, 2010 5:15PM by DoTheMMAth - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, MMA Personalities
 
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