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The best hype video the UFC has ever done: Chuck vs. Shogun
(demandmma.com)
A relatively short, albeit awesome highlight video setting up Chuck vs. Shogun next weekend at UFC 97. The UFC really seems to have stepped up their production value for this video, and we can only hope it's a sign of things to come. Check it out.
Submitted Apr 9, 2009 6:10PM by BrutalKnockOut - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Michael Bisping Is Top 10 Or You're Crazy
(mmamania.com)
That of course comes straight from the mouth of the TUF 9 UK coach, who says he's ready to face Dan Henderson at UFC 100 and already considers himself Top 10. And thinks it's crazy if you don't.
Submitted Apr 9, 2009 12:46PM by DCRage - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bader Injury Update: MCL & PCL Tears, No Surgery
(mmaweekly.com)
TUF 8 Light Heavyweight winner Ryan Bader, coming off a decision win at UFC Fight Night 18, revealed yesterday that he has both a torn MCL & PCL but not a torn ACL coming out of the fight. He'll be out for at least 6 weeks but will not have PCL surgery, which could've meant 6-12 months on the sidelines.
Submitted Apr 9, 2009 6:40AM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 100 to feature three ’superfights’ in Las Vegas on July 11
(mmamania.com)
UFC 100, which is slated for the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 11, is now official with three “superfights,” including two major title match ups.
Submitted Apr 8, 2009 11:54PM by Wolfenstein - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC's Anthony Johnson: Feud with John Howard far from over
(mmajunkie.com)
"I respect every fighter in the business," Johnson said. "I'm not the type to come out and say any negative things. [Howard] just rubbed me the wrong way. "He said as soon as he gets the chance to fight me, he's going to hop on it. John, if you fight me I'm going to kick you in your [expletive] mouth and knock your teeth straight. Trust me."
Submitted Apr 8, 2009 11:50PM by Wolfenstein - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kyle Kingsbury returns to face Razak Al-Hasan in August
(aroundtheoctagon.com)
Ultimate Fighter veteran Kyle Kingsbury will return in August to face Razak Al-Hasan at either a Fight Night or UFC 102. ATO confirmed the fight with a source close to Kingsbury’s camp.
Submitted Apr 8, 2009 4:15PM by Wolfenstein - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
KENDALL GROVE TO FACE RICARDO ALMEIDA AT UFC 101
(fighthype.com)
Although an official announcement has yet to be made, sources close to the situation have just informed us that UFC middleweight contenders Kendall Grove and Ricardo Almeida have agreed to face each other at UFC 101.
Submitted Apr 8, 2009 12:31PM by Wolfenstein - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Take two for Dennis Kang
(sports.yahoo.com)
fractured his ankle on the first day of training in December for his fight with Alan Belcher and to struggled to get three weeks in before the fight. His performance was less than what was expected of a guy who for years has been regarded among the world’s finest middleweights.
Submitted Apr 8, 2009 12:23PM by Wolfenstein - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Paul Kelly warns Junie Browning: “I’ll turn your hair red”
(mmabay.co.uk)
“I don’t care he lost by guillotine because so have I, it means ****. I just wanna fight him because he’s pissed me off” “I’ll kick his ass anywhere and everywhere and make his hair turn red.”
Submitted Apr 8, 2009 12:21PM by Wolfenstein - 26 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Steinbeiss talks about cancelled UFN 18 Fight
(punchdrunkgamer.com)

PDG: How did you find out that your fight with Ryan Jensen was canceled? Steinbeiss: We were about 30 seconds away from stepping up onto the stage for weigh-ins and right then they pulled us aside and said that the fight wasn't going to go on because of the Adderall thing. PDG: That had to be pretty disappointing considering all the work that you put in to prepare yourself for that fight. Steinbeiss: Most people have no idea; I made the weight and was ready to go through the weigh-ins and then pound some Pedialyte. 10 weeks of hard training and then the day before the fight you find out it is canceled. It certainly took the wind out of my sails.
Submitted Apr 8, 2009 1:48AM by nwowolfpack - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews, Miscellaneous, General MMA
 
"Countdown to UFC 97" debuts April 13
(mmajunkie.com)
"Countdown to UFC 97," the official preview show for the UFC's next pay-per-view event, debuts Monday, April 13 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV. Replays of the one-hour special air Thursday, April 16 at 11 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV and Friday, April 17 at midnight ET/9 p.m. PT on Fox Sports Espanol. "UFC 97: Redemption" takes place April 17 at the Bell Center (Le Centre Bell) in Montreal, Canada. Middleweight Anderson Silva will look to secure his ninth-straight win in the UFC as he defends his middleweight title against Thales Leites.
Submitted Apr 7, 2009 11:18PM by Twenty20Dollars - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Press Release: UltimateBet Official as UFC Sponsor
(mmapayout.com)
UltimateBet earns the sponsorship rights to the upcoming Ultimate Fighting Championship®97 event in Montreal, where UFC® legend Chuck Liddell will bear the UB logo. Miami, FL (PRWEB) April 7, 2009 — UltimateBet (”UB”) announced today that it has inked a deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship®(”UFC®”) that will deliver a kickass presence for the leading online poker site’s logo and brand at the upcoming UFC®97 event in Montreal, Canada on April 18, 2009. A highlight of the UFC®97 deal for UltimatBet is the signing of mixed martial arts (”MMA”) legend Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell. The former UFC® light heavyweight champion will don the UB logo when he squares off against Brazilian Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in what promises to be one of the most explosive match-ups of 2009, and one of the most watched Pay-Per-View UFC® events in the history of the world’s leading combat sport. “The Iceman”, one of the most popular and charismatic fighters in the organization and one of its major box office draw cards, is widely credited for bringing MMA into the mainstream of American sports and entertainment. Liddell’s star status and broad public appeal have won him fans even in Hollywood, with guest turns on cult TV dramedy Entourage, and cameo appearances in films including 300 and Drillbit Taylor amongst his credits. The 39 year-old, all-American UFC® icon faces his most challenging role ahead of him, when he enters the Octagon™ looking to reclaim the magic that saw him notch up a spectacular 15-14 win-loss record from 1999 to 2006. On a mission to kick start another winning streak during the hotly-anticipated showdown against Rua, Liddell guarantees priceless brand exposure for UltimateBet and inestimable marketing value for the online poker room in over 100 countries and territories where UFC®97 will be telecast. Along with opening billboards, in-venue commercials, and the stellar sponsorship of Liddell, fans will also see an additional four contenders on the fight card sport the UB logo in the UFC’s return to Canada. The 27 year-old Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Thales Leites, who takes on Anderson “The Spider” Silva in the headlining event, Krzysztof “The Polish Experiment” Soszynski , Dutch kickboxer Antoni Hardonk and Franklinville, New Jersey native Eliot Marshall will also be waving the UltimateBet flag on fight night, adding even more clout to the sponsorship’s appeal. UltimateBet has netted the marquee sponsorship contract with UFC® ending several weeks of intense industry speculation, sealing a partnership between two camps that genuinely share a passion for champion competitors and a respect for the sporting ideal. Securing the UFC® agreement is a triumph for UltimateBet, who will have their second outing in the Octagon™ at the “Redemption” event that is set to rock the capacity Bell Center crowd in Montreal.
Submitted Apr 7, 2009 4:08PM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Brock Larson and Chris Wilson agree to meet at UFC 98 in May
(mmajunkie.com)
Just days after an injury suffered in training forced Josh Koscheck (12-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) out of a UFC 98 bout with Chris Wilson (14-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC), the organization has apparently secured a replacement. MMAjunkie.com has learned from sources close to the bout that recent WEC import Brock Larson (25-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has agreed to fill in for Koscheck at the event. Wilson has also made a verbal commitment to the matchup, though bout agreements have yet to be finalized. UFC 98 is scheduled for May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Submitted Apr 7, 2009 3:26PM by Twenty20Dollars - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
John Howard Is No Coward
(mmamania.com)
And he's made that clear amidst apparently being called that by Anthony Johnson, who Howard was to originally fight at the TUF 9 Finale before being pulled from the fight-a decision that apparently wasn't Howard's. But Howard still wants the fight and to make "Rumble" eat his words.
Submitted Apr 7, 2009 11:16AM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rivera's Latest UFC Run May Be His Last
(mmajunkie.com)
During a radio appearance yesterday, UFC veteran Jorge Rivera said that his split decision win at UFN 18 over Nissen Osterneck could be the start of his final year of fighting before retiring. Rivera, who will now be out at least 6 weeks due to shoulder surgery, cited increased wear & tear and family commitments as 2 possible reasons why this current run in UFC could be his last.
Submitted Apr 7, 2009 10:31AM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Welterweights John Howard and Tamdan McCrory to face off at UFC 101
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC welterweights Tamdan McCrory (11-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) and John Howard (11-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) have agreed to meet in August in the latest addition to the quickly filling UFC 101 card. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned from sources close to the event that both fighters have signed bout agreements.
Submitted Apr 7, 2009 12:28AM by Bowen50 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Amir Sadollah set to face Johny Hendricks at UFC 101 in August
(mmajunkie.com)
Amir Sadollah's (1-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) first opponent at 170 pounds - and first since defeating C.B. Dollaway at the June 2008 "TUF 7" finale - has been set. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned that Sadollah will meet undefeated WEC import Johny Hendricks (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC 101. Verbal agreements have been made, and bout agreements are in the process of being finalized.
Submitted Apr 6, 2009 9:22PM by haggiswashere - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Middleweights Chris Leben and Jake Rosholt to meet at UFC 102
(mmajunkie.com)
middleweight bout between veteran UFC middleweight Chris Leben (18-5 MMA, 8-4 UFC) and recent WEC transplant Jake Rosholt (5-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will take place in August at UFC 102. A source close to the negotiations today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) both competitors have agreed to the fight and that bout agreements are in the process of being finalized. UFC 102 takes Aug. 29, most likely in Portland, Ore. Although not officially announced, a heavyweight bout between former champ Randy Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira is expected to headline the pay-per-view show. Makes sense having leben fight in his home town, i am pulling for rosholt but will probably pick leben for the win
Submitted Apr 6, 2009 5:45PM by CwB - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Griffin still same guy despite ‘cover boy’ status
(lasvegassun.com)
“No, I don’t play video games,” said a straight-faced Griffin, in his typical laid-back, self-deprecating humor. “My little brother thinks it’s cool, so that’s important.”
Submitted Apr 6, 2009 3:01PM by Wolfenstein - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diaz and Stevenson to Clash on TUF9 Finale Card on June 20
(ufc.com)
For only the fourth time in UFC history, two winners of The Ultimate Fighter reality series will meet as combatants in the Octagon when season two’s Joe Stevenson clashes with season five’s Nate Diaz in what promises to be a memorable battle on The Ultimate Fighter: US vs UK season finale card at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, June 20.
Submitted Apr 5, 2009 9:00PM by Bowen50 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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