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Brown Replaces Jung Against Yahya at UFC ‘Fight for the Troops 2’
Former WEC featherweight champion Mike Thomas Brown will step in for an injured Chan Sung Jung and take on Rani Yahya at UFC “Fight for the Troops 2”. News of the bout was first reported by MMA Junkie on Friday afternoon, and Sherdog.com has confirmed the report with sources close to the negotiations. “Fight for the Troops 2” will go down Jan. 22 from Fort Hood near Killeen, Texas. The event will raise money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.
Submitted Jan 7, 2011 10:35PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Jason MacDonald vs. Ryan Jensen Tapped for UFC 12
Jason (The Athlete) MacDonald will make his return to the Octagon at UFC 129 in Toronto, taking on Ryan Jensen on April 30, sportsnet.ca has learned. Sources told sportsnet.ca that both parties have agreed and contracts should be signed by Saturday morning.
Submitted Jan 7, 2011 10:34PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Quinton Jackson vs. Thiago Silva Targeted For UFC 130
Fresh off a dominating win over Brandon Vera at UFC 125, light heavyweight Thiago Silva next will fight former champion Quinton Jackson in a UFC 130 bout expected to have a major impact on the title picture. Sources say verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending. The fight likely will be on the PPV, possibly the main event or co-main.
Submitted Jan 7, 2011 6:16PM by DCRage - 23 comments
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Unconfirmed Report: Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson Targeted for UFC 130
Unnamed sources have confirmed that Frank Mir will fight Roy Nelson at UFC 130, which will take place on May 28th, 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Submitted Jan 7, 2011 3:49PM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
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Chan Sung Jung Off UFC FFTT 2 (Updated)
There will not be any Korean Zombies at UFC Fight For The Troops 2 after all-Chan Sung Jung is now off the event due to an undisclosed injury. He was to have faced Rani Yahya. No replacement named yet. UPDATE: Mike Brown is the replacement.
Submitted Jan 7, 2011 1:46PM by DCRage - 4 comments
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Floyd Mayweather Sr. Can Train BJ Penn To Box And Freddie Roach Can Wash His Car
So says Papa Pretty Boy when it comes to preparing Penn for Jon Fitch at UFC 127. "BJ Penn is a cool dude man. I'll be honest, at first, it didn't seem like he could fight that good. I mean, I don't know about his ground game and all of that stuff, but he's got some pop and in just the three days I've been working with him, he has improved man. In his words, man, he told me, 'I ain't never seen some of this stuff you're showing me man.' And that's only after three days. BJ is learning fast man. He's a good guy...If BJ throws his shots the way I got him throwing his shots, he will win. See, those guys throwing shots different than the way we do it, so I'm teaching BJ how to keep it standing and be effective. Let me tell you something man, if he uses it, then it will work. I bet he ain't going back to [Freddie Roach] either. He worked with Freddie 'The Joke Coach' Roach, and he telling me he has never see the stuff I'm showing him. So what does that tell you? Man, the only thing Freddie Roach can do better than me is wash my car."
Submitted Jan 7, 2011 10:01AM by DCRage - 9 comments
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Ivan Menjivar vs. Charlie Valencia In The Works For UFC 129
A bantamweight contest pitting two fighters looking to rebound from a recent loss is in the works for April. Ivan Menjivar & Charlie Valencia are expected to meet at UFC 129 in what will be Valencia's UFC debut and Menjivar's first UFC fight in 7 years. Verbal agreements are in place, paperwork pending. Menjivar's first UFC fight was a decision loss to Matt Serra at UFC 48, but he returned to Zuffa for a fight at WEC 53.
Submitted Jan 7, 2011 9:55AM by DCRage - 1 comment
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St. Pierre-Shields Official for UFC 129
As expected, Georges St. Pierre will put his title on the line against No. 1 contender Jake Shields in the main event of UFC 129. The bout was made official Thursday by the UFC during the most recent episode of its “Ultimate Insider” Web series. The event, which will mark the promotion's first trip to Ontario, will take place at the Rogers Center in Toronto on April 30. St. Pierre is a champion in need of no introduction. The French-Canadian is a two-time UFC welterweight champion and has soundly beaten every challenger placed in front of him during his most recent stint with the belt. He comes fresh off a dominant victory over Josh Koscheck at UFC 124 in Montreal in which the champion pummeled the challenger with a stiff left jab for five rounds en route to a one-sided unanimous decision. Prior to besting Koscheck, “Rush” rode heavy-handed Brit Dan Hardy to an easy decision win at UFC 111 in March. St. Pierre, 29, has lost just once in the last six years and holds victories over Thiago Alves, Jon Fitch and longtime welterweight king Matt Hughes (twice).
Submitted Jan 6, 2011 11:38PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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"UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampann" official for March 3 in Louisville
The Ultimate Fighting Championships' Kentucky debut now is official. As MMAjunkie.com first reported this past month and officials today formally announced, "UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampann" takes place March 3 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. The Versus-televised event features co-headliners of Diego Sanchez vs. Martin Kampmann and Mark Munoz vs. C.B. Dollaway.
Submitted Jan 6, 2011 3:23PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Travis Browne vs. Stefan Struve targeted for UFC 130 in May
Heavyweights Travis Browne (10-0-1 MMA, 1-0-1 UFC) and Stefan Struve (21-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) have been penciled in for a UFC event expected to be UFC 130. Multiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that verbal agreements are in place, though bout agreements have not been signed. The tentatively titled UFC 130 event is expected to take place May 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Memorial Day weekend.
Submitted Jan 6, 2011 3:22PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Marquardt vs. Sexyama booked for UFC 128
A middleweight bout between former No. 1 contender Nate Marquardt and Yoshihiro Akiyama has been slated for UFC 128 in Newark, N.J., on March 19, according to multiple sources. Contracts have been distributed and verbal agreements are in place from both fighters.
Submitted Jan 6, 2011 2:55PM by emfleek - 11 comments
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UFC releases Marcus Davis following UFC 125 loss
After 15 fights, four fight-night bonuses, a spot on the organization's reality series, former welterweight title contention, and a handful of high-profile international fights, Marcus Davis received his UFC walking papers following a UFC 125 loss to Jeremy Stephens. Davis' manager, Joe Cavallaro, today confirmed the release with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).
Submitted Jan 6, 2011 2:54PM by emfleek - 9 comments
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Brandon Vera issued release after lopsided loss to Thiago Silva
Posted by Brendhan Conlan on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 9:41 am Fighters face adversity at any given event due to the nature of their chosen endeavor, but in the case of calamity attached to Brandon Vera’s performance against Thiago Silva last weekend at UFC 125 there’s no doubting “The Truth” hurts. Vera, once viewed as being a double-divisional title-contender, was not only soundly beaten by his Brazilian adversary but also suffered a horrific broken nose in the process in addition to an embarrassing open-handed drumming from Silva reminiscent of Randy Couture spanking Tito Ortiz at UFC 44. Were those things not enough, according to a source near the situation, Five Ounces of Pain has learned the lanky light heavyweight also received a pink-slip from the UFC as a result of the loss.
Submitted Jan 6, 2011 11:07AM by AchillesHeel - 15 comments
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Rich Attonito To Drop To Welterweight
The next time he steps into the octagon, veteran 185-pounder Rich Attonito will be a little lighter. He said today that Welterweight is a better fight for him than Middleweight, and plans to drop to that class for his next fight. He said the decision was not made because of his recent loss to Dave Branch. "It was a horrible fight for me," he said. "I didn't make the adjustments I needed to make to put myself in a position to win. But after the loss, (I was) feeling I was going to give up height and reach and size with pretty much all the guys I fight. So it was the right time after the loss to make a move and get a fresh start." Attonito has yet to receive his next booking but hopes to fight alongside teammate Thiago Alves at an as-yet-unannounced UFC event planned for Memorial Day weekend in Las Vegas. Alves is expected to meet up-and-comer Rick Story.
Submitted Jan 6, 2011 9:20AM by DCRage - 2 comments
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Rampage Jackson Responds to "Phony" James Toney (Video)
"The only thing that the Fake Mr. T has to do is sign the contract. Rampage is a decent club fighter and if he thinks his club fighting style can match my skills, then he is crazy as hell." "What? Is he mad because I called him an Uncle Tom or because I said Detroit wouldn't accept him? (Laughing) ... Rampage is still an Uncle Tom and I will go on record and say he is not dumb enough to stand and trade with me. Machida almost knocked him out, so what do you think I would do to him." "Rampage is a black redneck. He better stick to hanging with them white boys and keep my name out of his mouth. I ain't hard to find; sign the contract."
Submitted Jan 5, 2011 10:55PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Antonio Mckee Has Been Released Following His UFC 125 Loss to Jacob Volkmann
Antonio Mckee's debut on the "big leagues" ended up in a split-decision loss to Jacob Volkmann on UFC 125, and it looks like he won't be getting another chance to redeem himself. Much like his Bodyshop teammate Jason High, the former MFC champion has received his walking papers despite having only one decision loss with the promotion. Five Ounces of Pain has it:
Submitted Jan 5, 2011 10:51PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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UFC Quick Quote: Georges St. Pierre is boring...
Ever since losing the welterweight title to Matt Serra at UFC 69, Georges St. Pierre has faced questions from the media and fans regarding his seeming lack of killer instinct. Now his former hero turned nemesis Matt Hughes is piling on and makes the claim that "GSP" is only playing defense when he steps inside the Octagon. Not just because he doesn't want to lose his coveted 170-pound belt but also because he gets paid too much by the UFC.
Submitted Jan 5, 2011 10:27PM by pmoney - 12 comments
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Will Campuzano meets Chris Cariaso at Fight for the Troops 2
With David Mitchell and Mike Swick each bowing out to injury, UFC brass had an extra slot to fill at UFC Fight Night 23. Enter Will Campuzano (8-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Chris Cariaso (10-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC). MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has learned that the two bantamweights have verbally agreed to meet at "UFC Fight Night 23: UFC Fight for the Troops 2," which takes place Jan. 22 at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.
Submitted Jan 5, 2011 6:10PM by pmoney - 0 comments
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Rousimar Palhares Will Feel "Weird" Fighting Alexandre Ferreira
Not just because he's fighting another Brazillian, but it's one of those dreaded "friend vs. friend" fights. "The boss told us to fight, so we'll have to do it, but I don't like facing a Brazilian, specially when it's a friend of mine, like Cacareco. It'll be weird to see him on the other side of the Octagon ready to fight me. We've trained together for many time, we've helped each other a lot... I really like him, I consider him a good friend and training partner. As I see it, it won't change our friendship one bit, and I hope he sees it that way too."
Submitted Jan 5, 2011 5:44PM by DCRage - 1 comment
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UFC Fighter Jacob Volkmann Calls Out President Barack Obama, Gets A Visit From the Secret Service
UFC lightweight Jacob Volkmann, following his win over Antonio McKee, declared that he wanted to fight U.S. President Barack Obama for his next fight. His words got him a visit from the Secret Service on Wednesday. Volkmann, who is based out of Minnesota, told MMAFighting.com after his win over McKee that he wanted to face Obama because he disagreed with many of his policies.
Submitted Jan 5, 2011 5:26PM by pmoney - 10 comments
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