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UFC 97 Undercard Worth the Price of Admission
(mmatraining.com)
Good write up on UFC 97 undercard. what do you guys think? One of the best ever..? I'm thinking Jmac and Quarry will be the best one of out all these..
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 9:59PM by JimmieDD - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
It's On! Nogueira vs. Couture At UFC 101
(mmaweekly.com)
Signed, sealed, and delivered. Although bout agreements haven't been signed, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has now agreed to face Randy Couture at UFC 101, likely to be held in August.
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 9:24PM by DCRage - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Josh Koschek vs Chris Wilson at UFC 98
(mmamania.com)
No rest for the weary. Josh Koscheck will indeed return to the Octagon sooner rather than later, accepting a bout to take on Chris Wilson in a welterweight tilt scheduled for UFC 98 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 23.
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 7:20PM by Franklinfan47 - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White says he has no knowledge of June meeting with Fedor
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
“… Me and my management hope to get a chance to talk to Dana White in person in June to discuss a possible fight between me and Brock,” Emelianenko is quoted as telling Adam Baker of DreamFighters.com. During a recent interview with “Carmichael Dave” on the CBS Radio nationally syndicated show “MMAsh,” White was asked if he was aware of a June meeting with Fedor. “No,” White responded, before continuing, “If that’s true, that’s awesome. I’d have to hear that from him to believe it. But if that’s true, I’d love to meet with him. I’d love to.”
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 3:35PM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dana White responds to new rumors of UFC sale
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
“Here’s the big rumor Dana: Station Casinos is filing for bankruptcy and the UFC is going right down with them,” Carmichael Dave asked sarcastically. “(Laughs) Right. Yup,” White began to respond. “Station Casinos and the UFC have nothing to do with each other. They never have. They’ve always been kept very separate… Right now in Las Vegas (and) all over the world, companies are in trouble right now.
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 1:31PM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC President clarifies his outlook on competition
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
UFC President Dana White was a recent guest on the CBS Radio nationally syndicated show “MMAsh,” where his discussed a number of pressing topics. One of the main issues White was asked to address by host “Carmichael Dave” was Strikeforce’s recent acquisition of ProElite’s assets and subsequent broadcast deal with Showtime.
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 1:27PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Akiyama signing has major implications
(ca.sports.yahoo.com)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s signing of Yoshihiro Akiyama represents a significant business first – the first time a true native top-level drawing card from Japan has signed with a foreign mixed martial arts organization. There have been plenty of Japanese fighters in UFC over the years, including Caol Uno, a legitimate lightweight contender in the early days of the division (who is set to return to UFC in June); Yushin Okami, a top middleweight contender; and even Kazuhiko Nakamura came in after the PRIDE purchase in 2007.
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 11:31AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans Signs UFC Contract Extension
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
UFC light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans has signed a new deal with the UFC, Fighters Only has learned. The light-heavyweight champion agreed to the new contract - which will extend his time with the UFC - on Friday evening.
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 11:19AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mike Swick vs Ben Saunders at UFC 99
(mmamania.com)
Former contestants from different seasons of The Ultimate Fighter, Mike Swick and Ben Saunders, are penciled in to hook ‘em up in a welterweight bout at UFC 99 from the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany on June 13, according to FiveOuncesOfPain.com
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 10:52AM by Franklinfan47 - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jacaré, Galvão Training Silva for Leites
(sherdog.com)
If you need to train top-level jiu-jitsu, there is no better place than Rio de Janeiro. UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva knows this well, and that’s why he’s in Rio getting ready for his April 18 title defense against Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Thales Leites at UFC 97. Two BJJ legends are helping Silva prepare: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (ADCC 2005 88-kg champion and multiple-time world BJJ champion in his weight class and the absolute class) and André Galvão (current world BJJ Champion and ADCC 2007 third-place finisher at 77 kilograms and the absolute class).
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 8:11AM by Playground_Samurai - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Markham ''Didn't Mention Any Chest Pains at Pre-Fight Medical''
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Rory Markham did not mention anything about experiencing chest pains until after his fight with Dan Hardy at UFC 95, Fighters Only has learned. Yesterday, a friend of Markham’s claimed that the Miletich fighter had sustained a collapsed lung prior to the fight, which allegedly affected his performance.
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 12:33AM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei Silva on his ‘incredible’ fight against Rich Franklin at UFC 99
(mmamania.com)
“… incredible, because he is the last champion before Anderson. He is a great fighter, a complete fighter and it is a good first fight for me in this division…. I didn’t see this fight [with Henderson] but I have seen two or three of his fights. He is complete - good ground, good stand-up, good takedowns, and I think he is a very good fight for me. I am bringing in several sparring partners from Brazil that are also complete fighters, I will be ready for him.”
Submitted Feb 28, 2009 12:23AM by MMAcca - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wanderlei dreams of TUF coaching role
(setanta.com)
“The Axe Murderer” revealed he has spoken with [UFC president] Dana White about appearing as a coach in future series, but admits he would have one major problem. Having seen the likes of Junie Browning causing chaos in “TUF 8”, Wanderlei admits he would probably end up fighting most of the housemates himself!
Submitted Feb 27, 2009 10:44PM by Wolfenstein - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Maia: I never truly wanted Bisping
(setanta.com)
“I heard I could be one of the guys and I want to be on the show as a main coach because I was assistant coach to Frank Mir last season. “So I just challenged Michael, hoping I could get on the show...but they put Dan Henderson on. “But for sure one day I want to be a main coach.”
Submitted Feb 27, 2009 10:41PM by Wolfenstein - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF 9 Finale Date Set: June 20 (No Spoilers)
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC has announced the date for The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale-June 20. A location has not been determined yet. The finale will air live on Spike.
Submitted Feb 27, 2009 5:38PM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mustapha al Turk to face Todd Duffee at UFC 99
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
A heavyweight bout between Mustapha al Turk and UFC newcomer Todd Duffee is close to being finalized for the UFC 99 card on June 13 from the Lanxess Arena in Germany.
Submitted Feb 27, 2009 5:14PM by Wolfenstein - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Rude Boy' Cut By UFC
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Troy "Rudeboy" Mandaloniz has been dropped by the UFC following his unanimous decision loss to Paul Kelly at UFC 95. The loss took him to 1-1 in the UFC and he has become the latest victim of the organisation’s aggressive roster cuts. Writing on BJ Penn.com earlier, Mandaloniz said: "I thought I showed them what I was made of, but I guess not. I don't think I see too many other fighters out there fighting with the same passion and intensity that I bring".
Submitted Feb 27, 2009 1:19AM by MMAcca - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tequila Cazadores to be Official Spirit Sponsor of UFC
(sportbusiness.com)
Tequila brand Tequila Cazadores has agreed a new sponsorship deal with leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Under the new deal, which runs until March 2010, Tequila Cazadores will be official spirit sponsor of UFC. As part of its sponsorship Tequila Cazadores will be featured throughout the world on television broadcasts of UFC events, and in UFC digital and print media content and venue signage. Tequila Cazadores will also host adult consumer tastings, events and promotions to support the sponsorship. Tequila Cazadores vice president and brand managing director Ariel Meyer said, “[The] UFC organization has helped create mixed martial arts into a responsible, safe sport, with strict rules and regulations for athlete protection and fair play.
Submitted Feb 26, 2009 11:32PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Joe Lauzon To Have ACL Surgery, Out 12-14 Months
(joelauzon.com)
Well, it looks like I will be having ACL surgery next week. I have had a history of bad luck with my knees. I have already had two knee surgeries… meniscectomies on both knees. Those surgeries were relatively simple because they just go in arthoscopically and shave down the meniscus. There is no stitching and no repairing done. The surgery scheduled for next week will not be so simple. Unlike the last two times, I will need my meniscus repaired. Instead of just shaving that little piece out, they will be stitching it up and getting it to sit back in place.
Submitted Feb 26, 2009 6:24PM by Bowen50 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
COUTURE AGREES TO FIGHT WITH NOGUEIRA
(mmaweekly.com)
A long-rumored bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture and former UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira appears set to take place.
Submitted Feb 26, 2009 1:54PM by Mchubb316 - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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