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Mike Patt released by the UFC
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
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.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 3:18PM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 99 In Germany Will Be On US PPV
(mmaweekly.com)
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.....)
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 3:13PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tom Egan Released By UFC
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
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.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 2:51PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Shane Carwin Out Up To 2 Months
(411mania.com)
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.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 2:07PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFN 18: Griffin vs. dos Anjos Could Air On TV
(mmajunkie.com)
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.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 1:22PM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
** Goran Reljic to make his UFC return soon!
(dreamfighters.com)
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.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 12:54PM by kastro_316 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Credeur vs. Catone Added To UFN 18
(mmaweekly.com)
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.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 11:00AM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Mark Coleman vs. Stephan Bonnar at UFC 100
(demandmma.com)
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.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 10:43AM by BrutalKnockOut - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Eliot Marshall vs Mike Ciesnolevicz set for UFC 97
(mmaweekly.com)
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.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 5:17AM by Mr_Dead_Sexy - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gleison Tibau in vs Stephens
(mmaweekly.com)
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.
Submitted Mar 12, 2009 5:14AM by Mr_Dead_Sexy - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 10:19PM by Manak - 27 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Efrain is out of april 1st main event
(mmaweekly.com)
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.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 6:41PM by StorminYourman - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Hamill Issues Statment Explaining Celebration After KO'ing Mark Munoz
(fightline.com)
apparently he caught bruce buffer with an elbow too, but a good read none the less
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 6:20PM by nickcuc547 - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Freeman Avoids Jail Time
(sherdog.com)
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.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 12:12PM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Touche, Strikeforce: UFC Strikes Again With Counterprogramming
(mmajunkie.com)
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.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 11:15AM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce, UFC
 
Penn Files Formal Complaint with NSAC
(mmaweekly.com)
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.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 10:28AM by babytater03 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
The Dragon to Face Sugar at UFC 98
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
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.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 10:26AM by babytater03 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dale Hartt Returns At UFC 99
(mmajunkie.com)
In his first fight since his gruesome TKO victory over now-injured Corey Hill at UFC Fights For The Troops, Dale Hartt is set to return to action at UFC 99. He's scheduled to face Dennis Siver in what likely will be a prelim match.
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 9:41AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Art Jimmerson: Where Is He Now?
(sherdog.com)
One glove. It's one of the most powerful and provocative images of the past century: The XIX Olympiad. October 16, 1968. Mexico City. Tommie Smith and John Carlos. The black glove. Black power. Despite the symbol's cultural resonance, if you're part of the MMA cognoscenti, "one glove" means something much different to you: UFC 1. November 12, 1993. Denver. Art Jimmerson. The boxing glove. Ridicule. "It's funny looking back, I just never knew," says Jimmerson, now 45 years old and retired from ring and cage. "But I said, 'No problem,' because it was only going to take me one punch." Three decades before lacing up his one glove and banking on one punch, Arthur Lee Jimmerson Jr. was a shock-headed youth raised in St. Louis, his childhood coinciding with the cultural crumbling of the city. By the time he had reached grade school, the city's culturally rich Gaslight Square -- which played host to the likes of Jack Kerouac, Alan Ginsberg, Lenny Bruce, Miles Davis and Woody Allen -- had become victim to urban decay, beginning its uneasy alteration from a cultural capital to a perennial contender for "America's most dangerous city." "I got picked on a lot in grade school basically," says Jimmerson. "There was one guy who always bullied me, so there was a point where a friend of ours in the neighborhood who took us to the boxing gym and I went. The rest is history." Jimmerson become part of St. Louis' next-gen boxers looking to follow in the footsteps of Olympic gold medalist and world champion brothers Leon and Michael Spinks. After winning the National Golden Gloves as a middleweight in 1983, Jimmerson turned pro in 1985. Success was hard to come by, and he tallied only a 9-2 mark through his first 11 bouts. However, in July 1988, Jimmerson was selected as a tune-up opponent for regionally popular light heavyweight action fighter Lenny LaPaglia. Jimmerson, then known by his long-discarded nickname "Zorro,” brutally bashed LaPaglia in a stirring six-round upset, giving his career a shot in the arm. Photo Courtesy: Art Jimmerson Jimmerson was born and raised in St. Louis. "[UFC 1] doesn't really bother me because I know who I am as a fighter," says Jimmerson. While Jimmerson often sounds as though he's talking about another lifetime when he speaks of his boxing career, the LaPaglia bout remains a clear touchstone for him. "If you go on YouTube, and see me fight LaPaglia, that shows the real me," he assures. He wouldn't go on to become a world champion, like St. Louis contemporaries Eddie Cook, Ed Hopson and Carl Daniels. However, Jimmerson became a solid journeyman, putting together 15 straight victories in the lead-up to UFC 1, and was in the running for a considerable payday as an opponent for an aging legend in Thomas "Hitman" Hearns. While Jimmerson was eyeing a crack at a hall of famer, Rorion Gracie and Art Davie were looking for willing participants in their grand infomercial for Gracie jiu-jitsu. To sell the UFC, it would require the Bloodsport-esque style-versus-style hook, and to validate the strength of jiu-jitsu, there certainly needed to be a representative of the sweet science...
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 7:43AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
Snubbed by TUF 9 Wallhead is calling out UFC fighters
(sports.yahoo.com)
He's regarded by many as the No. 2 welterweight fighter in the UK, behind Dan Hardy yet he fell short in making the cast of The Ultimate Fighter 9: U.S. v. U.K. That has Brit Jimmy Wallhead in a surly mood especially when youngsters like Tom Egan are calling out bigger names in the UFC. Egan, an Irishman, lost in his UFC debut against John Hathaway at UFC 93. For some reason, Egan is now calling out Dan Hardy. Wallhead trains with Hardy and told MMAUnlimited he isn't happy with Egan's attitude:
Submitted Mar 11, 2009 2:37AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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