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Nissen Osterneck vs. Nate Loughran targeted for UFC Fight Night 18 bout
(mmajunkie.com)
One-time World Extreme Cagefighting fighter Nissen Osterneck (5-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will likely make his UFC debut against Nate Loughran (9-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in April at UFC Fight Night 18. The fight is in the works and has been pitched to at least one of the fighters, a source close to one of the competitors told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Jan 21, 2009 3:50PM by Wolfenstein - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jonathan Goulet unable to fight at UFC 97
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
FiveOuncesofPain.com has learned that Canadian welterweight Jonathan “The Road Warrior” Goulet has turned down his proposed bout with Tamdan McCrory after he was unable to gain medical clearance for his injured knee.
Submitted Jan 21, 2009 1:25AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thales training with Ryan Bader for Silva
(tatame.com)
“The training here are great. Everybody here is good. I’m training everyday, emphasizing the Boxing and Wrestling part, where they are very good", said Thales, who is counting with the TUF 8 champion, Ryan Bader’s help and also the UFC fighter CB Dollaway. “Jaime Warner, Steve, Simpson and Carlos Condit, all WEC fighters, are helping me too. Steve is a wrestling coach and is very good teaching at a school here in Arizona”, completed Leites.
Submitted Jan 21, 2009 12:38AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Overeem: ''I'll Sign For The UFC When The Money Is Right''
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Alistair Overeem is keen on a move to the UFC and will sign with the organisation if offered the appropriate financial incentive. The Dutch heavyweight had a good year in 2008, manhandling Mirko 'CroCop' Filopovic and stopping K-1 champion Badr Hari under kickboxing rules. Overeem was ringside at UFC 93 and, when asked by Fighters Only if he would be signing with the organisation, said: "It's possible."
Submitted Jan 21, 2009 12:19AM by MMAcca - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 99 - Cro Cop Vs Coleman, Or The Returning Ortiz ?
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Mirko 'CroCop' Filopovic is heavily tipped to be making a return to the UFC when the organisation stages its first German show later this year. Fighters Only has been told that the Croatian is being offered several opponents, with Mark Coleman and Tito Ortiz among them.
Submitted Jan 21, 2009 12:17AM by MMAcca - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Despite Third Round, Henderson Happy With Win
(mmaweekly.com)
Dan Henderson is breathing easier after his win over Rich Franklin. The same could not be said, however, by the third round of their fight. Franklin’s best strike, a left roundhouse to Henderson’s midsection, had taken its toll and was slowing the former Pride champ down in the main event of Saturday's UFC 93. “I caught the knee right to my ribs a couple of times, and really felt that in the third round,” said the plain-spoken Henderson. “It affected my breathing a little bit.”
Submitted Jan 21, 2009 12:00AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
Rov Kimmons vs Joe Vedepo set for UFN 18
(mmaweekly.com)
Both fighters returning from losses in their most recent bouts, Rob Kimmons and Joe Vedepo have verbally agreed to face each other at UFC Fight Night 18 on April 1 in Nashville, Tenn. Bout agreements have yet to be signed. Sources close to Kimmons confirmed the bout to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 7:22PM by Wolfenstein - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rich Franklin on UFC 93 main event: "I thought I won the fight"
(mmajunkie.com)
Rich Franklin left his Jan. 17 UFC 93 main-event fight with two gashes in his head, nine stitches, a scratched cornea, blurry vision, a temporary eye patch and a stinging defeat. In his first interview since the split-decision defeat to Dan Henderson, Franklin said his wounds will heal just fine. However, disappointment over the loss won't. "Honestly, I thought I won the fight," Franklin said.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 5:28PM by CwB - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Source: UFC hasn't approached Roger Huerta about any upcoming fights
(mmajunkie.com)
Though his name has been attached to a couple rumored fights, including a UFC 97 clash with Sean Sherk, a source close to the fighter told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) Huerta hasn't been approached with a single fight.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 3:10PM by Wolfenstein - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brian Stann to make debut at UFC 97
(demandmma.com)
Former WEC light heavyweight champion Brian Stann looks to take on Ultimate Fighter 8 veteran Krzysztof Soszynski at UFC 97.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 2:07PM by BrutalKnockOut - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC, WEC
 
Fedor Unsurprised By Nogueiras' Loss
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Fedor Emelianeno said he was unsurprised by Antonio ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira’s recent knockout loss to Frank Mir. The Russian has faced Nogueira and beaten him twice (with one no contest) and although he did not stop him, he says it was a certainty that somebody eventually would. "It did not surprise me. Antonio had already been punished enough over the years, had many struggles and sooner or later that will catch up with you,”
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 1:15PM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
On heels of new six-fight deal, Matt Hamill anxious for Ohio homecoming
(mmajunkie.com)
Upon arrival to Loveland, Ohio, visitors and residents are greeted by a large sign that hugs the city border: "Welcome to Loveland: Home of Matt Hamill, three-time Div. III NCAA National Champion." Hamill's popularity is such that his story doesn't just grip a small town, but an entire state.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 1:12PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jon Fitch focused on UFC 94 fight against Akihiro Gono … not television line up
(mmamania.com)
“[Akihiro Gono] is a very seasoned veteran man. He’s a slick fighter and he knows his way around a fight. He’s been fighting for like 15 years I think. So that is ridiculous. He has had a ton of fights and has only lost a handful of them and has only been finished four times in his career. To be finished four times in 15 years is super impressive. He’s got good leg kicks and kick defense and good wrestling even. His ground game is kind of under rated because he is a good grappler as well. So, he is going to be a tough opponent…. You know I’m not going to let anything outside of the fight [i.e. being on the untelevised prelim portion of the card] itself worry me. I’m there to fight Gono whether it is the main event of the card or the first fight of the night, and whether it is a sold out venue to just ten people in the stands it really doesn’t matter to me. All that other stuff is just outside crap and I am just focused on the fight it’s self and beating Gono and that is all that matters.”
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 1:08PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kaplan vs. Roop Set For UFC 98
(mmajunkie.com)
Although they both lost their respective fights at the TUF 8 Finale, Dave Kaplan & George Roop will get a chance at redemption at UFC 98. The TUF 8 cast members will face each other on the May event's undercard.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 10:46AM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rich Franklin's Eye, Post Fight
(demandmma.com)
This is what Rich Franklin's eye looked like just a few days after the eye poke he received from Dan Henderson, pretty nasty.
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 9:12AM by BrutalKnockOut - 37 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
FRANK MIR TALKS REMATCH WITH BROCK LESNAR
(mmaweekly.com)
Mir anticipates more striking in the rematch and Lesnar to come in with a different game plan than their first go around. "I think it's going to be a lot more striking, obviously, this time. I think honestly there's going to be a lot more striking, but Brock's never really been punched in a pro fight. I think he's going to try to stand up with me for a little while, and then when that doesn't go his way he's going to take me down and try to ground and pound me and hope he's a lot more strategic about avoiding submissions."
Submitted Jan 20, 2009 3:53AM by Wolfenstein - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tyson Griffin and Rafael dos Anjos on tap for UFC Fight Night 18
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweights Tyson Griffin (12-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Rafael dos Anjos (11-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) have verbally agreed to meet at the as-yet-unannounced UFC Fight Night 18, tentatively scheduled for April 1 in Nashvile, Tenn. While the event has not yet been officially announced by the UFC, sources close to the bout today alerted MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the pending matchup.
Submitted Jan 19, 2009 8:28PM by Wolfenstein - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Irvin To Return At UFC 98, Drop To Middleweight
(mmamania.com)
After finishing up a 9-month suspension for failing a drug test last year in April, James Irvin will return to action at UFC 98. He will drop to 185 and face Drew McFedries on May 23.
Submitted Jan 19, 2009 3:24PM by DCRage - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Matt Serra plans on "Retiring" Matt Hughes
(mmajunkie.com)
Before butting heads as rival coaches on "The Ultimate Fighter 6," Matt Serra said he and fellow former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes were actually buddies and had plans to train together. A bitter rivalry, though, soon replaced the budding bro-mance. Now, after 18 months of waiting, Serra will finally get his chance to fight Hughes in May at UFC 98. Serra recently told MMAjunkie.com it is the "biggest fight of my career" and said he plans to "decapitate" Hughes on his way to victory. I still think Hughes is going to wipe the floor with him and ironically probably retire HIM!
Submitted Jan 19, 2009 3:18PM by The_Italian_Stallion - 24 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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