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The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale draws soldout crowd of 1,800 for $500,000 gate
(mmajunkie.com)
Saturday's latest UFC event, The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale, drew a crowd of "just over 1,800," which produced a live gate of approximately $500,000, a UFC spokesperson confirmed at the post-event press conference. The finale, which was announced as a sellout, took place at The Pearl, an intimate venue at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The 10-bout event concluded the latest season of the UFC's reality series, "The Ultimate Fighter: U.S. vs. U.K.," and aired on Spike TV.
Submitted Jun 21, 2009 10:16AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez has ‘tremendous respect’ for Clay Guida and his many hearts
(mmamania.com)
“I’ve got tremendous respect for Clay after tonight because I haven’t been in a blood barnburner like that since Nick Diaz and you know, I hit him with some knees, some kicks and some uppercuts that were right on the button and he just kept on coming. I was surprised, the guy’s got heart. He’s got a couple of hearts because he kept coming in the striking too even though I was landing the more effective strikes and picking my shots. He’s a little Tasmanian Devil to take on. He was in a position to fight me for a reason: He earned his shot with wins against Danzig and Diaz. He put himself in that place but I was just the more technical fighter that executed the gameplan right. I went in there and was ‘The Nightmare.’”
Submitted Jun 21, 2009 10:14AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC gives "TUF 9" coaches Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson new Land Rovers
(mmajunkie.com)
As a reward for working as coaches on the latest season of "The Ultimate Fighter," the season-nine coaches (and UFC 100 opponents) each received a brand new Land Rover. A video shot in Las Vegas of the two fighters receiving the high-end luxury sport-utility vehicles, which can run nearly $100,000 when specialized and fully equipped, is available on UFC.com.
Submitted Jun 21, 2009 1:44AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
3 FOTN Bonuses At TUF 9 Finale
(mmaweekly.com)
ULTIMATE FIGHTER 9 FINALE AWARDS & BONUSES (Each fighter was awarded $25,000) Fights of the Night: -Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida -Chris Lytle and Kevin Burns -Joe Stevenson and Nate Diaz Knockout of the Night: -Tomasz Drwal Submission of the Night: -Jason Dent
Submitted Jun 21, 2009 1:38AM by MMAcca - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White wants Vitor Belfort vs. Anderson Silva in UFC
(demandmma.com)
Dana White uncharacteristically proclaims he wants Vitor Belfort back in the UFC, and against Anderson Silva!
Submitted Jun 20, 2009 10:58PM by BrutalKnockOut - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC, Affliction
 
Chris Wilson expects September UFC return
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Chris Wilson (1-2 UFC, 14-5 MMA) explained the reasons that took him out of the UFC 98 card. The middleweight fighter has no idea about his return to the octagon but expects to perform in September. “The Athletic Comission decided that the papers weren’t sufficient and then they required more exames in Brazil on the last time. When I arrived in U.S. the comission considered that was to close for the event and preferred not to put me in the card despite of there wasn’t any problem. They canceled the fight but UFC has paid part of the purse.
Submitted Jun 20, 2009 1:50AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale Weigh In Results
(mmajunkie.com)
MAIN CARD Clay Guida (155) vs. Diego Sanchez (156) DaMarques Johnson (170) vs. James Wilks (171) ("TUF" welterweight finale) Kevin Burns (171) vs. Chris Lytle (170) Ross Pearson (156) vs. Andre Winner (155) ("TUF" lightweight finale) Nate Diaz (156) vs. Joe Stevenson (155) PRELIMINARY CARD Melvin Guillard (155) vs. Gleison Tibau (155) Brad Blackburn (170) vs. Edgar Garcia (171) Mike Ciesnolevicz (208)* vs. Tomasz Drwal (205) Frank Lester (170) vs. Nick Osipczak (170) Jason Dent (155) vs. Cameron Dollar (154) * - Ciesnolevicz missed weight and has been fined 20 percent of his show money. The money goes to opponent Drwal.
Submitted Jun 19, 2009 9:25PM by Bowen50 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Quick Quote: Chris Lytle wants Kevin Burns to take him out on June 20
(mmamania.com)
“I expect Kevin to try to come out and try to take me out, and that’s what I like. I don’t want to fight a guy who thinks he can beat me in a decision. Don’t try to beat me in a decision, try to take me out. That’s how I am..."
Submitted Jun 19, 2009 2:05PM by emfleek - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Chris Lytle: Fireman, Father, UFC Star
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Chris Lytle will step into the Octagon on Saturday night for his 49th professional mixed martial arts fight. But as busy as he's been fighting dozens of times, Lytle has done a lot more than just that: Lytle is also a full-time firefighter with the Indianapolis Fire Department, in addition to being a husband and father of four, and doing some professional boxing on the side as well.
Submitted Jun 19, 2009 2:04PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
L.A. Times Calls UFC Undisputed a "MMA Marvel"
(bloodyelbow.com)
Let's make something perfectly clear: The sport of mixed martial arts is not for everyone. Some find the ultra-violent marriage of boxing and martial arts too savage and gory (including yours truly). After all, isn't the object to pummel your opponent into a bloody pulp? Who wants to see that?
Submitted Jun 19, 2009 1:53PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
DaMarques Johnson insists TUF 9 Finale match with James Wilks nothing but business
(mmajunkie.com)
Team U.S. welterweight DaMarques Johnson (9-6 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was pegged as a favorite early on in the ninth season of "The Ultimate Fighter: U.S. vs. U.K." To Johnson's credit, he took care of business throughout the season and waltzed his way into Saturday's live finale at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas with two first-round TKO's and a unanimous decision win. But along the way, Johnson was portrayed as a bit cantankerous and seemed to develop a healthy rivalry with his Saturday opponent, British finalist James Wilks (5-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Submitted Jun 19, 2009 1:51PM by emfleek - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Marcus Davis: Dan Hardy Got in My Head at UFC 99
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Marcus Davis and Dan Hardy engaged in a long, drawn-out war of words prior to their fight at UFC 99 on Saturday, and Davis now says that verbal battle helped Hardy win their physical battle in the Octagon.
Submitted Jun 19, 2009 10:51AM by emfleek - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ultimate Fighter Finale Weigh-In Video Info
(mma.fanhouse.com)
The UFC's Ultimate Fighter Finale weigh-ins will take place Friday at 7 PM ET at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, and if you can't make it out there, you can watch the weigh-ins right here (FanHouse).
Submitted Jun 19, 2009 10:50AM by emfleek - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez Tells Clay Guida: "It's On Homie" at TUF 9 Finale and Demands Title Shot
(bloodyelbow.com)
Steve Cofield interviews Diego Sanchez and gets him wound up about Clay Guida's recent critique of his striking style: "Wanna talk some trash? Now it's on homie. Clay, I know you're going to try and throw your little 1-2 combo to a takedown. I'll be waiting for that, also a big left knee is gonna be waiting for that. The same thing Roger (Huerta) did to you, except my knee is going to be harder, more accurate and timed perfect."
Submitted Jun 19, 2009 8:45AM by emfleek - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bisping and Henderson Figure Their Fight Will Sell Itself
(cagepotato.com)
Last night's season finale of The Ultimate Fighter ended with each coach telling us exactly what he thinks of the other guy; basically, Dan Henderson thinks Michael Bisping's a douchebag, and Bisping thinks Henderson's time has passed. And maybe they're both right. But with three weeks left until they face each other at UFC 100, tensions aren't exactly building. Here's a highlight from a media conference call held earlier today:
Submitted Jun 18, 2009 5:13PM by MMAcca - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Kelly wants Junie Browning next
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Paul Kelly wants TUF8 delinquent Junie Browning as his next opponent - and says he will get one of the UFC's bonus awards if they make that fight happen. “I hope my next match-up is Junie Browning. Its a better match-up for me, he would stand there and fight me, it would be an exciting fight. And he was talking **** about me a bit ago,” Kelly told Fighters Only today.
Submitted Jun 18, 2009 5:11PM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Rogan on UFC, Stand-Up: 'I'm Very Fortunate; It Keeps Life Interesting'
(mma.fanhouse.com)
Joe Rogan is a man of many interests, and two of those interests will be on display Saturday night on Spike, when his new stand-up comedy special, Talking Monkeys in Space, debuts immediately after the Ultimate Fighter Finale, with Rogan, as usual on UFC shows, providing color commentary.
Submitted Jun 18, 2009 1:30PM by emfleek - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Franca vs. Griffin Likely For UFC 103
(411mania.com)
There are reports that Hermes Franca and Tyson Griffin have verbally agreed to face off at UFC 103 in September. Although not yet officially announced, 103 is expected to take place in Dallas. Both last fought at UFNs 17 & 18, respectively.
Submitted Jun 18, 2009 6:47AM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Osipczak vs. Lester Rounds Out TUF 9 Finale Card
(411mania.com)
According to a source close to one of the fighters, Nick Osipczak vs. Frank Lester is a late addition to the TUF 9 Finale card. This finalizes the card with 10 total fights.
Submitted Jun 18, 2009 6:37AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
New Shogun interview
(graciemag.com)

After solidifying his place in the UFC with two knockout wins, over Chuck Liddell and Mark Coleman, Mauricio Shogun is confirmed to face Lyoto Machida. The bout is worth the organization's light heavyweight belt, which could land Shogun back at the top of the world, a post he was used to occupying back in the days of Pride. Portal das Lutas - How did you feel about getting a shot at the title so quickly? Mauricio Shogun - I was really happy about the title challenge. When Dana White told me I was really happy. Lyoto's my friend, we train together. We've been in contact but there's no way to turn down the fight. PDL - Is there anyone you would never face? MS - The only guy I've said I would never face is Wanderlei (Silva). He is my true friend and I have a special affection for him. PDL - After facing three tough guys (Forrest Griffin, Mark Coleman and Chuck Liddell), now you have this shot at the title. Would you rather do a few more fights and better adapt to the event? MS - The one who decides whether the fight is for the belt is Dana White. When I joined the UFC, there already was the perspective of a shot at the belt soon, for what I had shown in Pride. Against Coleman I didn't fight that great, but against Liddell I did well. That's what Dana White had to work with. I'm new in the house, but I have experience and I'm happy for the opportunity. PDL - For the second time in the organization there's an all-Brazilian title challenge, the other being between Anderson Silva and Thales Leites. How important is that? MS - It shows how strong Brazil is in MMA. I believe that, after soccer, MMA is the sport that best represents Brazil abroad. And we are very well represented, because we really sport the jersey. I'm certain the athletes fight for the country. Brazil is still needy of heroes in sport and it's great motivation. We're out there to represent Brazil. PDL - What do you think of Lyoto? MS - Lyoto is a well-rounded fighter, good standing,on the ground and has good wrestling. He's the man to beat, undefeated and has shown his worth. I repect him, but I'm going to train a lot to come home with the win. PDL - Would you like to send a message out to your fans? MS - I can't promise victory, but I guarantee I'll do my all to represent our country, my team and my state. I would like to thank all my fans and tell them they are my greatest motivation in training every day.
WAR SHOGUN
Submitted Jun 17, 2009 11:40PM by Manfred - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
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