With refined mental approach, UFC 109's Melvin Guillard eyes fresh start
Melvin Guillard (22-8-2 MMA, 5-4 UFC) would like to introduce himself to you.
That may seem a little silly as he prepares to make his 10th appearance for the UFC, but Guillard insists "The Young Assassin" that will step into the cage with Ronnys Torres (14-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) for Saturday night's UFC 109 event in Las Vegas is unlike any version of him you've ever seen before.
"Right now, I feel that I'm 0-0," Guillard recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) for The Dallas Morning News. "I'm wiping my slate clean. I'm not looking back."
After first career loss, UFC 109's Demian Maia worked on stand up but expects to grapple
As the old mixed-martial-arts saying goes, "No one stays unbeaten forever."
But of course, no one likes to get beaten the way top UFC middleweight Demian Maia (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) was in his UFC 102 contest with Nate Marquardt.
Maia doesn't believe in that other old saying – "That loss was the best thing that could have happened," he said – but he does believe the lessons learned in that 21-second disaster will have him more than ready for Dan Miller at Saturday night's UFC 109 event.
Matt Veach vs Paul Kelly Added To UFC 112 Card
Now that the UFC has officially announced the upcoming card set for Abu Dhabi, more fights are being added everyday and the latest is a lightweight showdown between HIT Squad fighter, Matt Veach and British product, Paul Kelly, who will meet in a 155lb contest on the undercard.
Mark Coleman Hasn't Changed His Style In 13 Years
That's coming from his opponent this weekend, Randy Couture. "The Natural" believes his cardio and Greco-Roman background is going to overwhelm "The Hammer’s" one-dimensional wrestling. And it's the same style he's used for 13 years according to Couture.
Yoshida vs. Guymon added to UFC 113 Prelims
A welterweight match-up has been added to the preliminary card for UFC 113 in Montreal as Japanese Judoka, Yoshiyuki Yoshida, will square off against Mike "Joker" Guymon.
The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday by sources close to the contest who advised the fight has been agreed to by the participants, with bout agreements to follow shortly.
Yoshiyuki Yoshida (11-4) returns to action for the first time since suffering a devastating knockout loss to Anthony Johnson at UFC 104 in October. The former GCM champion is currently 2-2 in the UFC with wins over competitors such as Brandon Wolff and War Machine.
UFC 109's Mac Danzig: If I don't beat Justin Buchholz, I don't belong in the UFC
Where in the world did Mac Danzig go?
"The Ultimate Fighter 6" winner was on the scene one day in Las Vegas, training with the world's best, a UFC contract in hand. Then, he was gone.
Danzig, 30, said he disappeared for three months and got fat. Fat for a lightweight, that is, at 183 pounds. He didn't train. He didn't run. He didn't watch fights. Nothing.
Never mind how you get fat as a vegan (answer: Trader Joe's vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and soy ice cream); he hadn't taken off that much time since he got in the game almost nine years ago.
UFN 21 Main Card Finalized
In addition to announcing the date and venue today, UFC also announced the full main card for UFC Fight Night 21 in March. The previous headline fights of Kenny Florian vs. Takanori Gomi & Roy Nelson vs. Stefan Struve will be joined by Nate Quarry vs. Jorge Rivera and Ross Pearson vs. Dennis Siver. 3 prelim fights were also confirmed.
Roy Nelson vs. Stefan Struve at UFC Fight Night 21
The "Ultimate Fighter" meets "The Skyscraper" in North Carolina on March 31.
Roy Nelson, the season 10 winner from the popular reality show, faces Stefan Struve in a heavyweight contest on the upcoming UFC Fight Night 21. The event will serve as the lead-in to the newest season for the Spike TV show.
MMAWeekly.com confirmed the long rumored bout with sources close to the fight that said bout agreements have been issued. Nelson also made a post via his Facebook page on Tuesday stating, "Stefan Struve should be the next fight in March."
UFN 21 Announced For North Carolina
UFC officially announced UFC Fight NIght 21 today, the event will take place on March 31 in Charlotte, NC. The main event and co-main event were also confirmed, those being Kenny Florian vs. Takanori Gomi and TUF 10 winner Roy Nelson vs. Stefan Struve. Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Fight Club members, Friday for Newsletter subscribers.
Heavyweights Todd Duffee and Mike Russow agree to meet at UFC 114 in May
A heavyweight matchup between top prospect Todd Duffee (6-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and near-12-year veteran Mike Russow (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is in the works for UFC 114.
The bout was first reported by The Times of Northwest Indiana's Caged In MMA site, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed that both fighters have verbally agreed to the matchup, and bout agreements are expected to be signed shortly.
Evan Dunham vs. Tyson Griffin likely for June's UFC 115 in Vancouver
For love or money, Sin City always takes the latter when it comes to the fight game.
MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned that training partners Evan Dunham (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Tyson Griffin (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) have agreed to meet at UFC 115 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, according to multiple sources close to the situation.
Bout agreements have yet to be signed, but both parties have agreed to the fight and are expected to finalize a deal soon.
Diego Sanchez welterweight return targeted for UFC 114 against John Hathaway
After coming up short against BJ Penn in his Dec. 12 bid for the 155-pound crown, Diego Sanchez (21-3) will make his return to the welterweight division opposite John Hathaway at the upcoming UFC 114 pay-per-view from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, May 29.
The "Nightmare" tweeted the good news earlier today.
After capturing the first ever Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Championship in April 2005, Sanchez went on to win his next five fights in the crowded 170-pound division. Unfortunately his former TUF nemesis, Josh Koscheck, derailed his title aspirations with a unanimous decision win in a bizarre battle of striking at UFC 69: "Shootout."