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Josh Neer official for UFC 104, bout with Gleison Tibau remains on main card
(mmajunkie.com)
The fight card for "UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun" is again complete, as Josh Neer (25-8-1 MMA, 4-5 UFC) has officially been named as a replacement for an injured Sean Sherk (33-4-1 MMA, 7-4 UFC). The UFC wasted little time in announcing the previously reported switch, and Neer now faces Gleison Tibau (19-6 MMA, 5-4 UFC). And while there was some question as to where the new matchup would fall on the Oct. 24 card at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the UFC has elected to leave the bout on the main card, which will be broadcast live on pay per view.
Submitted Sep 4, 2009 11:42AM by emfleek - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Hardy talks Michael Bisping KO
(bloodyelbow.com)
"Everyone’s been down on the U.K. for a little while, and I think that’s partly due to the fact that the British fans are so vocal about the British fighters because it’s such a new thing for us. We haven’t had any fighters that can compete at that level."
Submitted Sep 4, 2009 11:22AM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Belfort: Fighting Couture A 4th Time "Not A Bad Idea"
(mmamania.com)
In a recent interview with the TATAME website, Vitor Belfort said a potential 4th match with Randy Couture at some point isn't a bad idea, especially if Dana White & the fans want it. They met 3 times etween UFC 15 & 49, with Couture leading the series 2-1.
Submitted Sep 4, 2009 10:36AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Does B.J. Penn vs Diego Sanchez at UFC 107 Mean Dana White Walked Away From Another Network Deal?
(bloodyelbow.com)
Dana White announced today that lightweight champ B.J. Penn will defend his belt on December 12 in Memphis at UFC 107. Zak Woods raises the obvious question: Sanchez and Penn were initially rumored to fight on the UFC 105 card but then it was rumored that they would headline a third UFC card in November, which would possibly be on network T.V.
Submitted Sep 4, 2009 9:16AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Works to Change MMA's Image in Brazil
(bloodyelbow.com)
One of the ironies of MMA history is the fact that while vale tudo was invented in Brazil as a more extreme extension of the kinds of challenge matches that were popular in North America around the turn of the twentieth century, it remained strictly an underground event, never attaining mainstream status. Periodic TV coverage of big fights in the 1950s, 1970s and early 1990s never resulted in anything resembling a sustained popularity for the sport, largely because the fighters didn't have a professional, sporting attitude and treated other fighters and camps as enemies rather than rivals.
Submitted Sep 4, 2009 9:14AM by emfleek - 0 comments
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UFC 105 tickets: Dates and prices
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Fighters Only has obtained the news UK fight fans have been waiting for - the date that tickets go on sale for UFC 105 in Manchester. We can today exclusively reveal that tickets for the November 14th event will be made available to the public from Monday September 14th. UFC Fight Club members can begin buying tickets from Friday September 11th, in an exclusive pre-sale starting at 10:00 am. The following day, subscribers to the UFC newsletter can begin obtaining tickets. A password to access that sale will be circulated soon in a newsletter. Tickets are prospectively priced at £40 for the upper tiers, running through £65, £85, £100 and £150 to a top price of £250 for floor seats
Submitted Sep 4, 2009 8:46AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
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Yushin Okami Talks Anderson, Sonnen, Akiyama
(sherdog.net)
--- In preparation for your fight against Chael Sonnen, have you watched any video on him? Yes. He is a so-called "American-style" fighter. Box for a bit and then tackle, hold the opponent, use elbows, and start pounding. He's a very strong fighter - probably the strongest opponent I have ever faced. --- In the middleweight division, Anderson Silva is the biggest star. Did you watch his fight against Forrest Griffin at UFC 101? Yes, it shocked me. I thought Anderson would win, but the way he won was unbelievable. Griffin is a former light heavyweight champ, but Anderson made it look like he was fighting a B-class fighter. People were talking bad after the fight versus Thales Leites, so Anderson must have wanted to prove something. You don't want to get him too upset (laughter). --- One of your training partners, Yoshihiro Akiyama, fought and won against Alan Belcher in UFC 100. What did you think about the fight? He was more aggressive than usual, moving forward with strikes. Even when his opponent came forward, he was striking from short distance. AKiyama-san was really determined. He got the takedowns at every important point and was able to score on the UFC judging criteria. There was no other Japanese middleweight fighters, so that fight served as big motivation for me.
Submitted Sep 4, 2009 2:13AM by TimW001 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC president Dana White says lightweight champ B.J. Penn to fight December 12
(mmajunkie.com)
After a rumored slot on either UFC 105 in Manchester, England, or at an as-yet-unannounced third fight card in November, UFC president Dana White today announced that lightweight champion B.J. Penn would make his next title defense on Dec. 12. White made the announcement on a video blog that was today posted on BJPenn.com. Though not yet officially announced Dec. 12 is the anticipated date of UFC 107, a card expected to take place at FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 6:45PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The UFC's Biggest Challenge in 2010: Filling Main Events
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC is on a roll lately with signings. They've gobbled up fighters from Phil Baroni to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, ostensibly so they can fill a large amount of cards in 2010. The problem with running 16 major shows a year though isn't the undercards. Sure, it's nice to have stacked cards, but on television and PPV, the vast majority of people buy or watch based on the marquee fight. And come 2010, with at least 16 major shows a year if they get this network deal done, it is going to be a challenge to find appropriate main events.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 4:49PM by emfleek - 6 comments
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Sean Sherk Skips CSAC Random Drug Test, Claims Injury; Monte Cox Denies "Conspiracy"
(bloodyelbow.com)
Nick Diaz is clearly responsible for his own actions, but after the surprise drug test of Josh Barnett he should have been prepared. Someone at the CSAC is clearly singling out high-profile MMA fighters who have checkered histories for special scrutiny. Guess what, looks like Sean Sherk is the latest to be targeted for a "random" drug test by the CSAC.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 4:46PM by emfleek - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hughes signs a new deal with the UFC
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Matt Hughes has signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC, officially ending rumors and speculation that the former UFC welterweight champ had fought his last fight at UFC 98 in May. "Last week I went out to Vegas and I signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC, which is much like my last contract," Hughes wrote Thursday on his blog. "I also brought up the fact that I wanted to do a hunting show and they thought that would be a good thing." Hughes (43-7) was victorious in his last fight against Matt Serra, but had entered UFC 98 with three losses out of his previous four fights.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 4:45PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Teammates? UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon says he would fight his own brother
(mmajunkie.com)
Will teammates be forced to fight each other in the UFC? The answer to that depends on who you ask. UFC officials say it will happen if they deem it necessary, while some members of prominent training camps say they'd never sign on to face a training partner. But don't count UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon among those unwilling to face anyone the organization puts in front of him. In fact, "J-Lau" recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) he'd even fight his own brother, Dan.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 4:40PM by emfleek - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hughes signs multi-fight deal with the UFC
(demandmma.com)
Matt Hughes details how a new deal came about, and also drops a little hint as to his next opponent.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 2:09PM by BrutalKnockOut - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Denis Kang: “I’m gonna come out and throw bombs”
(mmabay.co.uk)
On the comments he made earlier this week in another interview, Kang explained: “’Beat his ass’ of course, because I’m coming in with the winning mentality, I always come in like that. I’m not going to come in and say ‘I’m going to get my ass beat’, you know what I mean and ‘sack of flesh and bones’ that just means I’m not making the fight personal, he’s just some clone, some human, nameless-faceless human across the octagon from me.”
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 1:30PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shane Carwin Interview
(mmabay.co.uk)
Hi Shane, Thank you for taking the time to sit down with MMABay and answer a few of our questions: MMABay - It’s recently been revealed that you have agreed to face Brock Lesnar for the UFC heavyweight title in November. How hard has it been to shift your attention from Velasquez to Lesnar? Carwin - Not to hard we have been preparing for a fast wrestler who is big and powerful so the adjustments are not major. Cain will be a tough fight for anyone he is a world class athlete and Brock is the Champ so really no matter which fighter we prepare for we better bring our A game.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 1:29PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Little Nog to debut at UFC 105, no plans of fighting Machida
(demandmma.com)
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is set to debut at UFC 105, but don't expect him to fight Lyoto Machida in the future.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 12:33PM by BrutalKnockOut - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Invades Ameba Blog To Increase Japan Presence
(mmamania.com)
To increase its presence in the Japanese market, UFC has invaded Ameba Blog, Japan's #1 blog and social networking site, to create fighter blog pages for UFC and WEC fighters. At this time following are the blog pages for the select UFC/WEC fighters (and Logan Stanton, who apparently is quarter-Japanese and maintains an English language blog): Caol Uno, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Logan Stanton, Yoshiyuki Yoshida, Takeya Mizugaki, Kenji Osawa and Akitoshi Tamura.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 12:17PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Phil Baroni Versus Amir Sadollah Confirmed For UFC, Baroni Calls Strikeforce Cut “Bush League”
(fighters.com)
UFC welterweights “New York Bad Ass” Phil Baroni (13-11) and The Ultimate Fighter 7 champ Amir Sadollah (1-1) have agreed to fight, Fighters.com has confirmed. Inside Fights reports the matchup will be at UFC 106 in Las Vegas 21 November.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:43AM by emfleek - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hughes Versus Dennis Hallman Rematch Inevitable, Says Hallman’s Agent
(fighters.com)
Fighters.com’s ninth-ranked heavyweight “The Natural” Randy Couture (16-10) wasn’t the only MMA legend UFC President Dana White locked up to retirement before UFC 102. Welterweight Matt Hughes (41-7) signed a four-fight deal that sources inside Hughes’s camp tell Fighters.com Hughes expects to lead him into retirement. Hughes won a unanimous decision over “Terror” Matt Serra (9-6) three months ago and White announced in a pre-UFC 102 presser that Hughes won’t return for at least another three months. Hughes was on hiatus for nearly an entire year before his UD over Serra.
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:40AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping: Denis Kang will be ‘a good test’
(mmamania.com)
"I think he’s a good test. I wanted to fight someone decent after Henderson because as I said, I had a great camp and I feel improved as a fighter in all departments. I wanted to prove that to the world but I didn’t, I went out there and got knocked out. So for my next fight I wanted a top name and get right back up there. I didn’t want to take a step down in opponent..."
Submitted Sep 3, 2009 10:35AM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
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