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Alessio Sakara vs. Rousimar Palhares Rescheduled For 12/5
(mmamania.com)
The Alessio Sakara vs. Rousimar Palhares fight that was originally planned for UFC 101 has now been rescheduled for the TUF 10 Finale on December 5. The initial fight was scratched from 101 due to a Palhares injury, which ultimately led to Thales Leites getting the fight-then his walking papers.
Submitted Aug 20, 2009 11:06AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cain Velasquez Talks Fatherhood, Shane Carwin and Brock Lesnar's Recent Antics
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Cain Velasquez (6-0) isn't buying into his own hype. The American Kickboxing Academy product is one of the brightest young stars in MMA, yet -- refreshingly -- he still feels he has a long way to go before being considered an elite big man. FanHouse spoke to Velasquez recently at AKA about his progression as a fighter and his upcoming bout against Shane Carwin. Check out the full video interview below.
Submitted Aug 20, 2009 10:00AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Phillipe Nover Subs for Kyle Bradley Against Sam Stout at UFC Fight Night 19
(mma.fanhouse.com)
The Ultimate Fighter 8 lightweight finalist Phillipe Nover has accepted a fight on four weeks notice to face Sam Stout at UFC Fight Night 19 on Sept. 16 in Oklahoma City, FanHouse has learned. Nover (6-2-1) is replacing the injured Kyle Bradley, whom Nover lost a first-round TKO to at UFC 98 in May.
Submitted Aug 20, 2009 8:30AM by emfleek - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Leben Explains Steroid Use, Looks Forward to Turning The Page
(mma.fanhouse.com)
After a nine-month suspension for using steroids, UFC middleweight Chris Leben is soon to return to action. Usually in a situation like that, a fighter would have to worry about negative public reaction to his comeback, but in this case, Leben is likely to be hailed like a conquering hero, as the 29-year-old veteran has the good fortune of returning at UFC 102 in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. The match itself, however will not be easy; Leben (18-6) will take on former three-time NCAA wrestling national champion Jake Rosholt as a featured bout on the televised card.
Submitted Aug 20, 2009 8:26AM by emfleek - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brock Lesnar vs Shane Carwin at UFC 106
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Sources close to the event have confirmed to **********.com that Brock Lesnar will make his first official title defense against Shane Carwin at UFC 106 on November 21 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. Shane Carwin had been scheduled to take on AKA fighter Cain Velasquez in October at UFC 104. But the UFC has opted to change course. Velasquez is not hurt and his management, Zinkin Entertainment, has not heard any news regarding the bout being scratched. Minnesota MMA confirmed our source by tweeting the news Wednesday night. UFC 106 takes place November 21 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas NV. Here are other rumored matches for the event: Tito Ortiz vs. Mark Coleman Jon Fitch vs. Ricardo Almeida
Submitted Aug 20, 2009 1:04AM by bbman182 - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
‘Great’ at middleweight: Nate Marquardt gunning for another shot at Anderson Silva
(mmamania.com)
It’s no secret that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is running out of worthy opponents. His last two title defenses were widely criticized for being lackluster — due in large part to the quality of his opponents — and he’s moved up in weight twice looking for competition and exciting fights.
Submitted Aug 19, 2009 8:42PM by jae_1833 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva camp confirms medical procedure for ‘The Axe Murderer’
(mmamania.com)
Strange pictures of Wanderlei Silva appeared last week are appearing to be true.
Submitted Aug 19, 2009 8:38PM by jae_1833 - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brandon Vera: No More Talking, No More Questioning
(ufc.com)
Brandon Vera is tired of all the talking. It is very easy to imagine the typical Vera training sessions as intense mental battles where talking, save light colloquialisms with teammates, is a punishment. Be clear, Vera loves the MMA public. Had it not been for you, me and the world, his highlight reels wouldn’t be celebrated nor his progress considered a beacon for MMA’s bright future. Still when the talking constantly revolves around doubt on his abilities as an athlete and whether he still has that ‘thing’ that made the fans ooze star struck at his very mention, Vera is not much of a conversationalist with the media these days.
Submitted Aug 19, 2009 1:33PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Spike TV offers Saturday block of UFC programming
(mmajunkie.com)
Apparently just for the hell of it, Spike TV and the UFC offer a daylong block of UFC-related programming this Saturday, Aug. 22. A marathon of past events kicks off at 1 p.m. ET/PT with a replay of UFC Fight Night 4 and concludes with the "Ultimate Iceman: Chuck Liddell" special at 2:30 a.m. PT/ET. Other events airing include UFC 75, UFC 89 and UFC Fight Night 16.
Submitted Aug 19, 2009 1:14PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
"TUF 8" winner James Wilks vs. Matt Brown in the works for UFC 105 main card
(mmajunkie.com)
In his first fight since winning the welterweight crown on "The Ultimate Fighter 9," James Wilks (6-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is expected to face fast-rising 170-pounder Matt Brown (9-7 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in October at UFC 105. A source close to the event told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the bout is "close to finalized" and that bout agreements could be signed shortly.
Submitted Aug 19, 2009 11:25AM by emfleek - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
DAMARQUES JOHNSON VS PETER SOBOTTA AT UFC 105
(mmaweekly.com)
A welterweight contest between DaMarques Johnson (9-7) and Peter Sobotta (8-2) is set for UFC 105 on Nov. 14 in Manchester, England. Sources close to the fight informed MMAWeekly.com of the match-up on Tuesday evening. The event has yet to be announced by the UFC, and is expected to take place at the Manchester Evening News Arena.
Submitted Aug 19, 2009 10:42AM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Forrest Griffin Already Back In The Gym
(mmaweekly.com)
"If the worst thing that happens to Gina (Carano) or Forrest (Griffin) is they lose a fight, they're doing pretty damn good." Such are the words of the namesake of Carano and Griffin's training gym, Xtreme Couture, former UFC champion Randy Couture.
Submitted Aug 19, 2009 10:40AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 103 vs Floyd Mayweather and HBO
(bloodyelbow.com)
September 19 is a big day for both boxing and MMA. Jim Lampley may be shaking in his boots. The HBO announcer has trashed MMA saying it will never compete with the biggest names in boxing. Well, it's put up or shutup time as a Floyd Mayweather pay-per-view card in Las Vegas is pitted against UFC 103 in Dallas. According to Lampley, the biggest stars in boxing will eat the UFC alive.
Submitted Aug 19, 2009 8:32AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Michael Bisping: Wanderlei Silva Will NOT Be My Opponent at UFC 105
(bloodyelbow.com)
Quick update on the potential Wanderlei Silva fight. Unfortunately thats not gonna happen. He's undergone facial surgery, so obviously won't be fighting in the near future. Rumours are he's actually out for the rest of the year. So as of right now, Im still unaware of who I'll be facing at UFC 105. Obviously as stated before, when I know, you know.
Submitted Aug 19, 2009 8:30AM by emfleek - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kyle Bradley injured and ruled out against Sam Stout at UFC Fight Night 19
(mmamania.com)
Lightweight Kyle Bradley recently sustained an undisclosed injury while training, forcing him out of his upcoming bout against Sam Stout at UFC Fight Night 19: “Diaz vs. Guillard” from the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Saturday, Sept. 16. No replacement to take on “Hands of Stone” is known at this time.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 10:37PM by jae_1833 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 106: Tito Ortiz vs Mark Coleman ‘confirmed’ for Nov. 21
(mmamania.com)
Former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz is set to make his return to the Octagon opposite the first-ever heavyweight champion for the promotion, Mark Coleman, at UFC 106 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Nov. 21.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 9:24PM by jae_1833 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 100 replay outdraws MLB, PGA and ‘Carano vs Cyborg’
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) once again countered live programming from a competing mixed martial arts promotion when it aired selected fights from UFC 100 on Spike TV last Saturday (Aug. 15 at 10 p.m. ET) — directly opposite the Strikeforce: “Carano vs Cyborg” event that aired live on Showtime. The replay, headlined by the UFC heavyweight championship unification bout between Brock Lesnar and Frank Mir, drew a whopping two million viewers for a 1.8 rating in men 18-34, a 1.7 rating in men 18-49 and a 1.5 household rating. The Showtime broadcast of Strikeforce: “Carano vs. Cyborg,” in comparison, averaged 576,000 viewers, with 856,000 tuning in for the night’s main event. However, it isn’t exactly a level playing field, as Spike TV is a basic cable station available in approximately 98 million homes. Showtime, on the other hand, is a subscription-based premium cable channel that has approximately 21 million subscribers.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 5:47PM by SmileR - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, StrikeForce
 
Little Nog headed to UFC
(demandmma.com)
One of the few top ten light heavyweights that is not in the Zuffa has apparently signed with the company, according to his brother, Big Nog.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 3:32PM by BrutalKnockOut - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC, PrideFC
 
UFC 102 Far From Sold Out; Economy, Taxes Problematic
(mmapayout.com)
A story that’s seemingly flown right under the radar the last couple weeks is the fact that the UFC is having trouble selling tickets for its 102 event to be held at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. The venue holds nearly 20,000 people for an MMA event, but has sold just over 9,000 tickets to date. It’s surprising news for a number of reasons: Randy Couture is an Oregon boy, MMA is fairly popular in the state, and the UFC has built up a tremendous amount of momentum in recent months. When you look deeper, however, it’s not so surprising at all that UFC 102 is struggling to fill its arena. The UFC was actually slated to bring their show to Portland back in November of 2008, but it is believed that the organization cancelled those plans and chose Las Vegas instead due to a combination of the poor economy in Oregon and exhoribidant event taxation in Portland. Fast forward to 2009 and the economy is only getting worse: Oregon’s economy, bad as it is, will get even worse over the coming months, threatening double-digit unemployment and early school closures while sucking billions of dollars from the state budget, according to a forecast released Friday. “We’re falling basically into a pit,” said state economist Tom Potiowsky. He had the unenviable job of telling stone-faced state officials how much — or how little — they can spend on education, aid to the poor and other programs. According to Potiowsky’s forecast, which is used to set state spending levels, the current state budget will come up short by $855 million. For the 2009-11 budget, the gap between projected revenue and the rising cost of state services grows to $3 billion. The sharp drop stems from the same forces that clobbered the nation’s economy: dried-up export markets, tumbling home values, falling stock prices and frightened consumers. “The perfect storm is here,” Potiowsky said. “And Oregon is feeling the recession stronger than many other states.” He predicted Exacerbating the problem even further are the 6% gross receipt taxes levied by both the Oregon State Athletic Commission and the City of Portland for MMA events held in the city - ie., 12%.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 11:21AM by ncordless - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White says Kimbo Slice will be kicked off Ultimate Fighter if he screws up (video)
(examiner.com)
Dana White says that he will kick Kimbo Slice off Ultimate Fighter show if he screws up... yeah, but not until he has brought in 1 millions fans. Kimbo is a huge draw and White knows it, but unlike Strikefarce the UFC does not need Kimbo to survive and is making millions without him.
Submitted Aug 18, 2009 9:00AM by emfleek - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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