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Ricardo Almeida vs Matt Horwich to collide at UFC Fight Night 18
(mmamania.com)
Ricardo Almeida (9-3) will return to action against former IFL middleweight champion Matt Horwich (23-11-1) at UFC Fight Night 18 in Nashville, Tenn., on April 1. The 185-pound tilt was supposed to go down at UFC 90: “Silva vs. Cote” in October 2008; however, an injury forced “Big Dog” off the card. “Suave” remained on the card and gave last minute replacement Dan Miller all he could handle, but he eventually lost the bout via a hard-fought unanimous decision.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 1:57AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 92 "Crushes" UFC 91 in PPV Buys
(411mania.com)
It may be the new record holder... In a recent interview with ESPN, Dana White was asked what happens in the aftermath of St. Pierre vs. Penn, he responded "I'm not worried about that; I'm worried about the fight itself. I think it's going to be the biggest fight we've ever done. The last Lesnar pay-per-view did really well, and then our Dec. 27 show crushed it." But the boss didn't stop there. He went on to say "I don't want to get into numbers too much—that's our policy. But it crushed it. I'll say this: The Christmas show crushed the Lesnar fight by 150,000-175,000 buys." If true, that is an incredible feat. UFC 91 is estimated to have accumulated about 1,010,000 PPV buys, which would have put it as the second biggest PPV buy the UFC has ever done. Then UFC 92 comes along out of nowhere and does 150,000-175,000 more than UFC 91. That would put the number at just under 1.2 million, which would put it over UFC 66 as the most bought UFC PPV. Also with this is the revelation that the UFC is the new record holder for PPV revenue in a single year by a company, beating out WWE (then WWF) in 2001. On top of that, Dana thinks that UFC 94 will be the biggest show they've ever done.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 9:55PM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
UFC 93: Shogun Rua Training Video
(thegarv.com)
Video of Shogun getting ready for UFC 93.....
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 6:45PM by crushedbacon - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Breaking: Rampage Pleads Guilty, Agrees To Plea Bargain
(mmaweekly.com)
Quinton Jackson today has taken a plea bargain in court today to possibly avoid jail in the trial stemming from his rampage last summer. He will now plead guilty to 2 charges and pay restiution and will not be sentenced for 1 year if he stays out of trouble. The more serious felony charge will also be dropped if he keeps his end of the bargain.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 5:06PM by DCRage - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
George Roop To Fight At UFCFN 18
(fightline.com)
George Roop has agreed to fight at Ultimate Fight Night 18. The show will lead in to The Ultimate Fighter on April 1. Earlier today we reported that the event will take place at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium and will serve as a lead in to The Ultimate Fighter Season 9.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 1:35PM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rashad Evans Expects His Next Opponent Will Be Rampage Jackson
(bloodyelbow.com)
While Rampage has suggested he wants a rematch with Griffin we now know Dana White wants a fight with Evans and voila: Evans expects it. On the "Big O & Dukes" show on CBS radio talker 106.7 WJFK in Washington, DC Rashad Evans says he has not yet spoken to UFC officials but suspected his next opponent will be none other than Rampage Jackson.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 1:08PM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Henderson: ''I'm Going To Take Franklin Down And Beat The **** Out Of Him
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Dan Henderson (23-7) believes he is a more well-rounded fighter than Rich Franklin (24-3-1) and intends to prove as much when they meet in the Octagon next week. “I want to dominate him striking, in the clinch, taking him down, ground and pound... I want to dominate him everywhere, that is my goal,” says the former Pride FC double-champion.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 1:04PM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Boetsch Likely To Return At UFC 96
(mmajunkie.com)
Although the paperwork isn't yet done, verbal agreements are in place for Tim Boetsch to return to action at UFC 96. His likely opponent is Jason Brilz.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 10:52AM by DCRage - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Junie Browning Likely To Face Cole Miller In April
(mmajunkie.com)
Unfortunately we're about to see more Junie Browning in UFC whether we like it or not. Although the paperwork isn't done, Browning has a verbal agreement to face Cole Miller at UFN 18, scheduled for April 1.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 10:49AM by DCRage - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rampage: Guns Are Scary, Wanderlei Isn't
(mmamania.com)
Wanderlei Silva wants people to be scared of him at all times. But that didn't seem to work on Quinton Jackson, who says he isn't afraid of anyone unless they have a gun in their hand.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 10:47AM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 97 - Keith Jardine lined up to take on Luiz Cane
(mmabay.co.uk)
UFC light heavyweight contender, Keith Jardine will not be making an appearance at UFC 96 as expected, but instead will resurface at UFC 97, most likely against the ever dangerous Luiz Cane. On Wednesday, a source close to Jardine said the Greg Jackson trained fighter was recently moved back to UFC 97 on Apr. 18 in Montreal, Canada.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 4:54AM by Wolfenstein - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
DAN MILLER STEPS IN AGAINST JAKE ROSHOLT
(mmaweekly.com)
A change has been made for the upcoming Feb 17 UFC Fight Night card in Tampa, Fla as MMAWeekly.com confirmed late on Wednesday night that Dan Miller has stepped in to replace Alessio Sakara in a middleweight match-up with former WEC fighter, Jake Rosholt. The news was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight, and while it was reported that Sakara has been pulled from the bout, it is unknown at this time the extent or nature of his injury.
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 4:52AM by Wolfenstein - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Jackson Predicts Title in 2009
(sherdog.com)
“Give me my belt back,” Jackson said. “We all fight for the belt. If I get the belt back then maybe Forrest can get a ‘W’ and then me and Forrest could fight for the belt again. I’d rather take him out in a five-round fight. Say if I beat him in a three-round fight then all these little Internet haters could say, ‘Forrest beat him in a five-round fight, he only won in a three-round fight.’ But it don’t matter because it’s going to be a short night for Forrest any time.”
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 4:50AM by Wolfenstein - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
CHAEL SONNEN EXCITED FOR UFC RETURN
(mmaweekly.com)
Sonnen is slated to make his Octagon return on Feb. 21 against undefeated Demian Maia at UFC 95 in London. “The upside to (Maia) is that he’s fought three of my teammates,” said Sonnen. “I helped every one of them get ready, so I’ve at least got experience in preparing for him and am familiar with him because my teammates competed with him.”
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 4:48AM by Wolfenstein - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
COLEMAN HEADS TO WOLFSLAIR BEFORE DUBLIN
(mmaweekly.com)
"The Wolfslair team over there in England, they're going to take care of me for the first three days over there," Coleman stated. "I'm going to train with those guys for a couple days and then fly over to Dublin from England."
Submitted Jan 8, 2009 4:46AM by Wolfenstein - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Henderson: I'm going to take him down and beat the <Bleep> out of him
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
I want to dominate him striking, in the clinch, taking him down, ground and pound... I want to dominate him everywhere, that is my goal,” says the former Pride FC double-champion. “I think the fight will go everywhere but, technically, I think I am better than him – I have more tools, I should say.”
Submitted Jan 7, 2009 7:39PM by Wolfenstein - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bisping Breaks Down Franklin vs Henderson
(mmaweekly.com)
"Rich Franklin is probably the smarter fighter out of the two. I think he's got better footwork, probably more technically composed fighter. Dan's got great knockout power obviously. They're both fantastic fighters," Bisping commented. "If I had to pick a winner, I'd probably go out on a limb and say Rich Franklin by decision, to be honest."
Submitted Jan 7, 2009 7:19PM by Wolfenstein - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cole Miller targeted for UFC Fight Night 18 return in April
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC lightweight prospect Cole Miller (14-3 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will go for his sixth victory in seven fights when he appears at UFC Fight Night 18 in April. A source close to the fighter today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Miller has agreed to compete at the event and is awaiting word on a possible opponent.
Submitted Jan 7, 2009 7:12PM by Wolfenstein - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Gabriel Gonzaga will earn title shot with win over Shane Carwin UFC 96
(mmamania.com)
From Team Link Lead Trainer, Marco Alvan, via BrasilCombate.com.br: “Gabriel is in Brazil training a lot of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where we believe will be the key to win this match…. It’s going to be a tough fight and [if he wins] Napao (Gonzaga) will have [earned the right] to face the winner of Mir vs. Lesnar. But we’re not thinking about that because we have to respect Carwin and we’re focused on this fight.”
Submitted Jan 7, 2009 3:28PM by MMAcca - 22 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Lyoto Machida Interview
(tatame.com)
What are you training of special to him? (Thiago Silva) I'm training a lot my specialty first, the stand up game, my Karate, I’ve been focusing in this a lot, also the takedown part and the ground game. I do the complete training, but I prioritize what I have better, my strongest weapon, stand up fight. We always make a study of the opponent, I do this for about three months, seeing how he is, where he works, so I can beat up on these things not being surprised.
Submitted Jan 7, 2009 2:50PM by Wolfenstein - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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