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Caol Uno cut
(mmafighting.com)
"ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- Lightweight Caol Uno has been released by the UFC. MMA Fighting learned of the news from sources close to the situation Friday. The Japanese fighter went 0-2-1 since returning to the UFC in June 2009. He most recently lost via first-round TKO to Gleison Tibau at UFN 21 in March"
Submitted Apr 9, 2010 4:33PM by icantthinkofanything - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
"UFC 112: Invincible" available for free to German fans on UFCLive.com
(mmajunkie.com)
While German mixed-martial-arts fans were dealt a stern blow with March's order from the Bavarian state office for new media (BLM) banning UFC programming on German airwaves, the world's biggest fight promotion has stepped in to assure that Saturday's UFC 112 event will still be available to all. German fans will be able to watch "UFC 112: Invincible" for free on the UFCLive.com. The stream will be geo-blocked and offered free only to German fans...
Submitted Apr 9, 2010 3:22PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Looking Back at Stephan Bonnar vs. Forrest Griffin Five Years Later
(mmafighting.com)
On Saturday, the UFC will stage an event before a soldout crowd in Abu Dhabi, 8,000 miles away from its home base in Las Vegas. Same story, different desert. But the event is also something of landmark occasion, opening up yet another international market for the UFC. A short time ago, though, the UFC was barely wanted in its own home country, and even its Zuffa ownership group had looked into possibly unloading the underperforming asset. It was a company in crisis, until one match changed everything. On April 9, 2005 -- five years ago today -- Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin altered the fortunes of an entire sport...
Submitted Apr 9, 2010 1:40PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC terminates Lucio Linhares' contract following back-to-back losses
(mmajunkie.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has terminated the contract of middleweight fighter and M-1 Challenge veteran Lucio Linhares. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned of the termination from a source close to the fighter. Linhares, who entered the UFC with a five-fight win streak that included notable wins over Karl Amoussou and Sean Salmon, went 0-2 in the UFC. The Brazilian fighter made his promotional debut at UFC 107 in December and suffered a submission loss (via heel hook) to Rousimar Palhares. In his following fight, which came this past week at UFC Fight Night 21, a ringside physician cut short his night and awarded opponent Yushin Okami a second-round TKO victory due to Linhares' cuts and possible facial injuries.
Submitted Apr 9, 2010 11:46AM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 112 Weigh-Ins Results
(mmajunkie.com)
The weigh-ins for tomorrow's UFC 112 event were just completed. Everyone made weight so the entire card is now official.
Submitted Apr 9, 2010 9:31AM by DCRage - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Alves Brain Surgery Nothing More Than A Groin Shot & Superglue
(mmamania.com)
Silly-sounding but true according to the man himself. In describing his recent brain surgery, Alves said "So what they do with the angiogram is they make a small incision on my groin, and they put a catheter inside. They shoot dye all the way into my brain and with the dye they can see clearly what it is, if it's something that needs to get fixed. They put superglue between the vein and the artery. That's what the doctors told me 'just tell everybody you've got superglue in your brain right now, and you'll be alright.' So that's what I'm going to tell everybody. That was the procedure pretty much."
Submitted Apr 8, 2010 12:46PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ortiz vs. Liddell "Definitely" UFC 115 Main Event
(411mania.com)
So says Dana White. He recently sat down with Joe Ferraro on Sportsnet's MMA Connected and once again confirmed that Chuck Liddell will face Tito Ortiz in the main event of UFC 115 in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 12: "Absolutely, the definite main event is Tito vs. Chuck Liddell. That's definitely the main event." Dana also continues to refute reports that Rich Franklin would replace an injured Ortiz in the fight.
Submitted Apr 8, 2010 11:51AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Hardy: Georges St. Pierre plays it safe to keep his belt
(mmamania.com)
I wouldn't change it for the world. Even the result now. I'm a firm believer in everything happens for a reason and obviously I'm not ready to be the champion just yet. But there are a lot of positives to gain from it. Obviously one of them is the fans are now a little more aware of me and the fans that were aware of me before now, most of them, have a new respect for what I'm willing to do when I'm in there. [St. Pierre] took the win from me but he didn't take the fight from me. I wasn't beaten mentally or physically. I don't know, it must be frustrating for the fans and it's frustrating for me because I know that GSP has the kind of potential to make more of a fight out of it. But he's very good at wrestling and he chooses to stick with the safe option to keep his belt. I mean you can't hold it against him. It's not what I would do in his situation but I'm not in his situation right now, so I can't really make those calls. I certainly don't feel like I'm miles away from winning the belt. I know I've got work to do but I'm confident that it's within my ability to do it and get the belt."
Submitted Apr 8, 2010 10:39AM by SmileR - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Phil Davis to Unmask Alter-ego "Dave" at UFC 112
(sherdog.com)
I don't even know what my style is to tell you the truth,” said Davis. “I definitely have a couple of different looks. The one you saw against Brian Stann, I call that ‘Phil.’ It's very hard to finish, very rugged. The one I'm going to use in Abu Dhabi I call that ‘Dave,’ it's more of a spring look, a little bit softer. I use it mostly just for catalogs and just a finesse kind of thing I do. I shouldn't even be talking about that yet, it's not even done yet. Most of the training camp consisted of different things,” said Davis. “I'm worried about getting hit this time so I made sure I went and got a facial. I got my skin exfoliated just in case I get hit. It's a little bit softer. It'll absorb the punches a little better. I'm hitting all angles this time. I'm not just going to leave things to chance. I've got an extra massage this week. I usually have a weekly massage, I got an extra massage this week because I'm not leaving anything to chance. Extra massage. Extra relaxed. Extra smoothness. Extra ‘Dave.’
Submitted Apr 8, 2010 7:19AM by Pookie - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Vince McMahon Trying To Get the UFC Banned
(cagesideseats.com)
Sometimes the most intriguing wrestling news stories are broken or teased on the Wrestling Observer / Figure Four Online message boards. This is one such case, as UFC.com writer/German UFC commentator (and former German WWE commentator/marketing staffer/keeper of savage secrets) Oliver Copp let the news leak that Vince McMahon is attempting to sabotage UFC's expansion into key European markets in a thread about Dana White's recent ambition to hold an event at the newly opened largest domed stadium in the world, Cowboy Stadium in Dallas. Saw this on another forum and couldn't believe what I was reading so for all of you out there toi coment on.
Submitted Apr 8, 2010 6:34AM by snakeplissken - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Full UFC 114 fight card released, Duffee and Sanchez on PPV main card
(mmajunkie.com)
The full fight card for next month's UFC 114 event, including a five-fight main card, is now set. UFC officials today released the lineup for the May 29 event, which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with a pay-per-view headliner between former light-heavyweight champs Rashad Evans and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. Also slated for the main card are Forrest Griffin vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Michael Bisping vs. Dan Miller, Todd Duffee vs. Mike Russow, and John Hathaway vs. Diego Sanchez. The six-fight preliminary card, which includes many fighters that otherwise would be worthy of TV spots, includes Dong Hyun Kim vs. Amir Sadollah, Efrain Escudero vs. Dan Lauzon, Melvin Guillard vs. Thiago Tavares, Luiz Cane vs. Cyrille Diabate, Joe Brammer vs. Aaron Riley, and Jesse Forbes vs. Ryan Jensen.
Submitted Apr 7, 2010 9:55AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 111 drug test results come back clean
(mmajunkie.com)
All competitors from this past month's UFC 111 event tested negative for performance-enhancing drugs as well as recreations drugs/drugs of abuse. The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board's Nick Lembo today confirmed the drug-tests with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). UFC 111 took place March 27 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and aired on Spike TV and pay-per-view. All competitors from the card were tested at least once; New Jersey arguably has the strictest testing anywhere in the spot.
Submitted Apr 7, 2010 9:55AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
As deadline looms, Josh Barnett not sure if he'll appeal CSAC license denial
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett has four days to add his name to the agenda for an upcoming meeting of the California State Athletic Commission and is unsure whether he wants to do so. The CSAC denied Barnett a license this past July to fight Fedor Emelianenko at "Affliction: Trilogy" on Aug. 1 when Barnett tested positive for a designer steroid. Barnett immediately declared his innocence and informed the commission of his intent to appeal the decision. But after four delays to his appeal process, Barnett said he may simply wait until June, when he said he is re-eligible to apply for a fight license.
Submitted Apr 7, 2010 9:53AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Syntax Records featured in April issue of Fight Magazine
(bit.ly)
It’s not uncommon for those familiar with the Syntax Records brand to find hints of MMA intertwined both with the staff, and artists. In fact, some of the Syntax affiliates have been closely following the sport since before it was even called MMA. Thus making sense, that Fight Magazine contacted Syntax when they decided to do an article on independent music and MMA. They even mentioned Syntax as one of only three labels to have their logo make an appearance in the UFC Octagon. Hey, it's pretty exciting for us.
Submitted Apr 6, 2010 2:49PM by MaxOne - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC, Miscellaneous, General MMA
 
Undisputed 2010 Demo details
(bleacherreport.com)

Responding to fan queries about the demo, the publisher stated it will include four fighters from the light heavyweight division: Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida, Rashad "Sugar" Evans and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (soon to be seen playing BA Baracus in the upcoming A-Team film).
Cant wait, and i just pre-order the game too, looks like i'll be getting the the 4 exclusive fighters
Submitted Apr 6, 2010 9:51AM by cloud301336 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Forrest Griffin Versus Antonio Rogerio Nogueira In May Bout
(mmanightmare.webs.com)
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Forrest Griffen has announced a potential matchup with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira could take place as early as May. Forrest is coming off a split decision win over Tito Ortiz, but had suffered back to back losses before that bout, one of which came at the hands of Anderson Silva, one of Rogerio's training partners at Black House.
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 9:51PM by miphi1991 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Matt Hughes: No Prediction, But I Think I Will Win
(mmanightmare.webs.com)
Matt Hughes is set to square off with his second Gracie family opponent at UFC 112. Hughes, who defeated hall of famer Royce Gracie at UFC 60 back in 2006, will get in the octagon with Royce's cousin Renzo this Saturday. When asked for a fight prediction Hughes declined, but almost immediately after stated "Yes I think I'm gonna win, if I didn't think I was gonna win I wouldn't have taken the fight."
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 8:44PM by miphi1991 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA, Interviews
 
Roy Nelson says Kimbo Slice has a better ground game then Matt Mitrione
(bit.ly)
“It’s kind of hard to say. Matt has quick hands, Kimbo has power in his hands. It’s going to be a fun fight to watch. Personally you know it’s not a fight that’s going to go to the ground. I think Kimbo probably edges him out on the ground though. You heard it from Roy Nelson, Kimbo edges Matt Mitrione on the ground. I’m just a guy that just sprouts the truth. I hate to say it but that’s just the truth. You remember watching when James McSweeney guillotined Matt Mitrione and Matt Mitrione when he got guillotined he already had his hand out ready to tap? Before he tapped, I’m like, yeah see, I yelled at him and said you just quit. Why you just let someone just punk you into quitting? And he was like, it wasn’t even tight and I’m like, I know it wasn’t even a choke.”
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 8:19PM by MaxOne - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Theater Partnership Pays Dividends
(mmapayout.com)
UFC 111 marked the debut of the organization on the big screen as it partnered with NCM Fathom to broadcast the PPV live and in high definition across 309 theaters in the United States. We won’t receive any word on the success of the in-theater event for at least another week, but MMAPayout.com has learned that the extent to which NCM Fathom helped to promote UFC 111 within its theaters – something that highlights the value of partnerships like this one for the UFC. In partnering with Fathom, the UFC reached audiences in 775 theaters (7,500+ screens) with a digital trailer running on the in-theater ad network and lobby entertainment network for a total of 31 million in-theater impressions. Movie-goers also saw posters in their local theaters as well as larger-than-life standees in 309 theaters that featured Georges St-Pierre and Dan Hardy in an 8-foot standee. Fathom also developed a toolkit for fans to interact with the brand and each other over social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The kit enabled fans to view online trailers, download virtual badges, find links to UFC content and pages, and to sign up for web/newsletters. On the PR side, Fathom also arranged to have several UFC and WEC personalities – approximately 20 in total – attend the event at their local movie theaters for a meet & greet session that involved pictures and autographs prior to the event viewing itself. Payout Perspective: Even if the results are somewhat modest in terms of the number of people that attended the live screening, the UFC has still come out far ahead on this deal. The company has found yet another distribution medium that offers a unique and captivating experience for fans. Perhaps more importantly, it’s also tapped into another advertising avenue that reaches a slightly different demographic than what they’d typically get from Spike or Versus...
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 8:05PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Report: Leben vs. SImpson Now At TUF 11 Finale, Not UFC 114
(mmamania.com)
UFC appears to be doing some upcoming card-shuffling as there's a report that Chris Leben vs. Aaron Simpson, originally planned for UFC 114, is now being moved to the TUF 11 Finale. That would push the fight back about 3 weeks. The fight likely would be on the TV portion of the TUF 11 Finale.
Submitted Apr 5, 2010 7:53PM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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