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Kendall Grove vs Wilson Gouveia @ UFC 101 ?
“A couple of guys they’re mentioning is they want to see me and Marquardt or Gouveia. They think Gouveia would be a good test for me. It’s just like fighting any of the other guys; show me the money. I gotta feed three mouths now instead one. I’m down to fight anybody. I talked to Joe Silva and he said no later than August, so I hope to get on the Penn-Florian card and get one more victory.
Brad Blackburn to face Edgar Garcia at TUF 9 Finale
A welterweight matchup between former International Fight League veteran Brad Blackburn and UFC newcomer Edgar Garcia has been scheduled for the live finale for the upcoming ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter on June 20. FiveOuncesOfPain.com learned of the matchup from sources close to the fight on Thursday afternoon.
UFC Fight Night 18: Martin Kampmann preparing for war against Carlos Condit
I think it’s going to be a war. It’s going to be a great fight. He’s a tough guy and I’m just going to get in there and try to punch him in the face, and he’s going to try to do the same to me. It should be a great fight. He’s good at a lot of things. He’s dangerous on the ground, he’s got good submissions off his back, he’s got dangerous knees and kicks. I pretty much know what I have to look out for. No matter who you fight in the UFC it’s going to be a tough fight and anything can happen. Everybody’s tough in the UFC and Carlos Condit is definitely tough. [Dropping to 170] is an easy cut. Not tough at all. I’m pretty light right now so the cut shouldn’t be any problem.
Mike Patt released by the UFC
Mike Patt’s run in the UFC has come to an end. Sources have informed FiveOuncesOfPain.com that the jiu-jitsu black belt was released by the promotion shortly after his TKO loss to Brandon Vera this past Saturday at UFC 96.
UFC 99 In Germany Will Be On US PPV
The UFC's German invasion has shaped up quickly, with the bulk of the June 13 fighters confirmed in less than a month. More than half the fighters on the card are either foreign-born or based outside the US, with one fighter, Peter Sobotta, bringing in the hometown crowd as a resident of Balingen, only 272 miles, or 438 kilometers, from the 20,000 seat Lanxess Arena in Cologne. The UFC recently inked a deal with German sports network DSF to air UFC content, including live or tape-delayed events. At the festivities for UFC 96 last weekend, UFC president Dana White said the European card would come at a premium for those watching in the US. "It will be a pay per view event," White told reporters. (scroll down a bit.....)
Tom Egan Released By UFC
Tom Egan (3-1) has been released from his contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Fighters Only learned this afternoon. The Irish welterweight made his debut against fellow organisation debutant Jon Hathaway (10-0) at UFC 93 in Dublin, but lost by TKO. Egan was informed of his release in an email last night, according to his coach John Kavanagh of SBG Dublin.
Shane Carwin Out Up To 2 Months
In perhaps the first setback of his UFC career, Shane Carwin will be out of training and action for 6-8 weeks due to injuries suffered against Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 96.
UFN 18: Griffin vs. dos Anjos Could Air On TV
With TUF 8 winner Efrain Escudero being forced off UFN 18 due to an injury, UFC likely will change the TV lineup. Although not yet definite, it's likely that Tyson Griffin vs. Rafael dos Anjos will be moved up to a TV fight and Jeremy Stephens vs. Gleison Tibau demoted from main event to prelim.
** Goran Reljic to make his UFC return soon!
My contract with the UFC has been extended due to my injury. They also expect me to come back, because now a lot of people want to see again in the ring. I come out to fight!, but it all depends on the recovery - concluded Reljic.
Credeur vs. Catone Added To UFN 18
An already full UFN 18 card just got a little fuller. Tim Credeur vs. Nick Catone has been confirmed as a late addition to the 4/1 card, now giving the event a total of 12 fights.
Mark Coleman vs. Stephan Bonnar at UFC 100
Mark "The Hammer" Coleman tangles with TUF 1 veteran Stephan Bonnar at UFC 100. Tough fight for both guys, especially since both are coming off of a loss.
Eliot Marshall vs Mike Ciesnolevicz set for UFC 97
A light heavyweight bout has been added to the UFC's upcoming return to Montreal as "Ultimate Fighter" season 8 submission specialist Eliot Marshall gets back in the Octagon for the first time since the finale show to take on Mike Ciesnolevicz on April 18. The fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight who indicated the bout has been agreed upon and bout agreements should be issued shortly.
Gleison Tibau in vs Stephens
With Efrain Escudero on the bench due to a rib injury sustained in training, American Top Team lightweight Gleison Tibau will step in to fight Jeremy Stephens. Sources close to negotiations alerted MMAWeekly.com of the change. The fight is the second in three months for Stephens, who himself stood in for injured teammate Hermes Franca to face Joe Lauzon at UFC Fight Night 17 in February. Stephens lost by submission in the second round.
Rampage’ injured; Machida gets shot at Evans
http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/news?slug=ki-rampage031109&prov=yhoo&type=lgns Rampage needs surgery on his jaw so Machida finally gets his shot, most likely UFC 98
Efrain is out of april 1st main event
Coming off of a successful run as the lightweight champion of season eight of "The Ultimate Fighter," Efrain Escudero will have to wait a little longer for his official UFC debut. He has been forced off the card with a rib injury, sources close to Escudero confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Wednesday.
Matt Hamill Issues Statment Explaining Celebration After KO'ing Mark Munoz
apparently he caught bruce buffer with an elbow too, but a good read none the less
Freeman Avoids Jail Time
Ian Freeman is just what his last name is-a free man...sort of. The former UFC fighter has been suspended to a 9 month suspended sentence, 1 year probation, 120 hours community service, and an 8:30 PM-5 AM curfew for 6 weeks for pleading guilty to one count of tax evasion and another for making a false income statement to obtain a house mortgage.
Touche, Strikeforce: UFC Strikes Again With Counterprogramming
So much for Strikeforce getting a free pass from UFC even though SF promoter Scott Coker & Dana White don't have a bad relationship. On April 11, when SF broadcasts it's return event on Showtime, UFC will counter with a replay of UFC 94 for free on Spike.
Penn Files Formal Complaint with NSAC
After a month of telegraphing their intentions, B.J. Penn and his representatives have filed a formal complaint against Georges St. Pierre. The 20-page document, filed on Monday with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, requests sanctions against St. Pierre, his cornermen, and other unknown licensees of the commission, and requests a formal hearing into the matter.
The Dragon to Face Sugar at UFC 98
According to a new published report, it appears that Lyoto Machida receive his shot at the UFC light heavyweight title sooner rather than later. The Britsh tabloid The Sun is reporting that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will be unable to accept an offer to headline UFC 98 on May 23 in Las Vegas against current 205 pound kingpin Rashad Evans. The Sun adds that with Jackson’s hand injury preventing him from fighting at UFC 98, Machida has been tapped to challenge Evans. War Rampage...oh wait.
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