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Bonnar’s Back at UFC 94
(uk.ufc.com)
After over a year on the sidelines due to injury, Stephan Bonnar will look to pick up his two fight winning streak where it left off when he returns to the Octagon on January 31st to take on unbeaten prospect Jon Jones on the main card of UFC 94 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale now for UFC 94, which is headlined by the welterweight superfight between Georges St-Pierre and BJ Penn, and the clash of unbeaten light heavyweights, Lyoto Machida and Thiago Silva. Also added to UFC 94’s preliminary card is a lightweight bout between Thiago Tavares and Manny Gamburyan, a matchup of heavyweight prospects Jake O’Brien and Christian Wellisch, and a welterweight meeting of Ultimate Fighter alumni Matt Arroyo and Dan Cramer.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 12:22PM by XblacksheepX - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
UFC 100 - “Night of Champions” moves one step closer
(mmabay.co.uk)
Now, for our more regular readers you may remember that we ran a story way back on October 11th exclusively revealing the UFC’s plans to hold their biggest show yet on July 4th, UFC 100.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 10:56AM by Rampage200 - 31 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Former TUF 8 Fighter Returns To Action
(mmaweekly.com)
Months after being forced off TUF 8 due to a nose injury that drew a medical suspension, Karn Grigoryan returned to action this past weekend in a big way. He KO'd previously unbeaten BJJ Black Belt Daniel Rial in just over a minute, a win Grigoryan and trainer Gabriel Gonzaga hope earns him another shot in UFC.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 6:47AM by DCRage - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 93 Card Made Official
(mmamania.com)
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today confirmed several bouts for its first-ever event in Dublin, Ireland, on January 17, 2009. UFC 93: “Henderson vs. Franklin,” which will take place at The O2, features the highly anticipated light heavyweight clash between former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin and former Pride FC dual welterweight and middleweight champion Dan Henderson. In the co main event of the pay-per-view (PPV) event, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will look to once again begin establishing himself as the top 205-pound fighter in the world when he rematches the most recent UFC Hall of Fame inductee, former UFC heavyweight champion and 2000 Pride FC Open Weight Champion, Mark Coleman. Here is the most recent official card: Main event: 205 lbs.: Rich Franklin (24-3) vs. Dan Henderson (23-7) Main card (Televised): 205 lbs.: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (16-3) vs. Mark Coleman (15-8) 185 lbs.: Denis Kang (31-10-1) vs. Alan Belcher (13-5) 205 lbs.: Andre Gusmao (5-1) vs. Antonio Mendes (15–3) 155 lbs.: Nate Mohr (8-5) vs. Dennis Siver (12-6) Under card (May not be broadcast): 170 lbs.: Marcus Davis (15–4) vs. Chris Lytle (26-16–5) 185 lbs.: Rousimar Palhares (8-2) vs. Jeremy Horn (80-18-5) 205 lbs.: Ivan Serati (10-2) vs. Tomasz Drwal (14-2) 170 lbs.: Thomas Egan (3-0) vs. John Hathaway (9-0)
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 1:19AM by MMAcca - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clementi vs. Tibau in the works for February
(intheguard.tv)
Intheguard.tv learned today that the lightweight bout between Rich 'No Love' Clementi (40-13-1) and Gleison Tibau (27-5) was offered to both camps and is being negociated for February. We were unable to confirm whether the fight will be featured in the UFC Fight Night 17 or UFC 95 taking place in London.
Submitted Dec 2, 2008 1:15AM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
One Round Too Many - An in depth look at rematches
(sherdog.com)

The holidays are full of repetition. Turkey on Thanksgiving, turkey on Christmas; socks from mom, socks from grandma; Charlie Brown learning, for the 53rd consecutive time, that he needs a more supportive group of friends. Increasingly, things aren’t looking too different in the cage. After beefing up its roster with international talent and surprisingly adept “Ultimate Fighter”-bred participants, the UFC has returned to the photocopy machine, signing or reportedly considering matches that have already been definitively decided on multiple occasions.
I guess the writer from Sherdog seems to think a little different than me when it comes to the opinion that Wandy Rampage, Chuck Randy, and even Faber Pulver would make a good rematch.
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 6:53PM by PaleHorse - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
UFC 91 Fighters Pass Drug Tests
(mmaweekly.com)
The NSAC chose 10 fighters for random fight night drug tests at UFC 91, including Randy Couture & Brock Lesnar. NSAC head Keith Kizer has announced that all 10 of those tests came back clean.
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 6:47PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC pushes the boat out in hyping up St Pierre vs Penn II
(mmabay.co.uk)
In the run up to the super fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather, HBO ran a series of shows entitled "De La Hoya-Mayweather 24/7". This series of shows lead to a record number of PPV buys, standing at 2.4million. Now the UFC is planning to run a similar series of shows entitled "UFC Primetime: St. Pierre vs. Penn”.
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 5:21PM by Wolfenstein - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kampmann set to return at UFC 93
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Martin Kampmann is latest fighter to be added to the card for UFC 93 on Jan. 17 in Dublin, Ireland, FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned. Kampmann, who recently signed a contract extension with the UFC, will be making his welterweight debut on the show against an opponent to be determined.
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 1:26PM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Wiman: With Age Comes Wisdom
(mmaweekly.com)
By his own admission, lightweight prospect Matt Wiman did not make wise choices early in his career. Promoters liked his any time, any place attitude, but as his career began to take off, it didn’t serve him well. “When I was younger, I would get in over my head, because I would just take any fight, any time and not even really prepare for it,” he said. “I was fighting guys with three times as many fights as me. I was taking fights on short notice. I was taking fights just to make a dollar and have a challenge.”
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 1:23PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Quote Of The Day: Der Spiegel On Dana White
(bloodyelbow.com)
They say Dana White doesn't like how so-called "Internet goofs" talk about him. Maybe, after hearing what Der Spiegel, Germany's largest newspaper said recently about him, he might think differently. At the very least it offers a tidbit or two you might not know about Dana.
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 12:52PM by DCRage - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
3 Part St. Pierre vs. Penn Preview to air on Spike
(mmajunkie.com)
To hype the upcoming mega-fight between Georges St. Pierre and B.J. Penn that takes place Jan. 31 at UFC 94, Spike TV and the UFC will roll out a three-part preview series beginning Jan. 14. The shows are modeled after the successful "De La Hoya-Mayweather 24/7" series on HBO that hyped a super-successful May 2007 boxing match between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. that set a record with 2.4 million pay-per-view buys. New, 30-minute episodes of "UFC Primetime: St. Pierre vs. Penn" debut each Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT from Jan. 14-28 on Spike TV.
Submitted Dec 1, 2008 12:21PM by The_Italian_Stallion - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thales Leites welcomes fight against Demian Maia
(mmamania.com)

“I’d accept a fight, I’m a professional. Demian is a great fighter and has been doing a great job in UFC. It’s possible that they put this fight, because the belt is with a Brazilian guy and we’re growing, so they can put this fight to take one of the Brazilians from the tops. I believe it’d be a good fight, we almost have the same game and it’s kind of different from the American guys, who goes from striking and work on the ground n’ pound. We know each other’s game and it’d be a huge fight. Demian has been doing a good job, but I’d accept this fight.”
Thales Leites — who is on a five-fight UFC win streak (5-1 overall) — has no problems taking a fight against Demian Maia sometime down the road. Maia is on a four-fight tear of his own inside the Octagon, winning all four of his fights via submission. Locking the two Brazilians inside the cage would go a long way toward helping determine the top contender in the division. It would also be one hell of a ground war — each fighter boasts sick jiu-jitsu skills. Sooner rather than later, please, Joe Silva.
Submitted Nov 30, 2008 11:50PM by Twenty20Dollars - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kenny Florian: BJ Penn is ‘human’ and ‘can be beaten’
(mmamania.com)

With B.J., you have to keep him motivated. Hopefully after that performance he does see me as a threat and sees it as a potential great fight. I wanted to let him know that I was there and that’s how I feel about him…. I know I have a lot to learn and a lot to still improve upon, but at the end of the day, B.J. Penn is human. If he’s human, that means he can be beaten and, with the trainers that I have, I feel that anyone can be beat. I know that I’ll figure out a way to do it.”
Kenny Florian talks about the reason he called out UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn during his post-fight comments after defeating Joe Stevenson at UFC 91: “Couture vs. Lesnar” via first round submission (rear naked choke) to earn the title shot. It was all to keep “The Prodigy” interested in the challenges that still remain in the 155-pound class — Penn is set to fight Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94 on January 31 for his 170-pound belt. If Penn sticks around the division Florian will be his next opponent, which would also serve as Florian’s second crack at the crown — he dropped a unanimous decision to Sean Sherk in 2006 for the vacant division title. Penn also already has four defeats on his professional record (Jens Pulver, Lyoto Machida, Matt Hughes and Georges St. Pierre).
Submitted Nov 30, 2008 11:45PM by Twenty20Dollars - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
'Conspiracy' Pits Davis Against Lytle @ UFC 93
(mmaweekly.com)
It’s not much of a secret anymore that Marcus Davis has great hands. The former boxer developed a respectable submission game to keep up with the UFC Joneses, and in doing so, has been more able to use his fighting base in the still-young sport. With questions of his viability as a complete fighter long behind, Davis has found himself looking for fights that will cement his legacy as a boxer who found greatness in MMA.
Submitted Nov 30, 2008 7:09AM by MMAcca - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Exclusive: Dan Hardy's first interview on Markham fight
(mmabay.co.uk)
MMABAY - How do you feel about the fight between you and Rory Markham? Hardy - I'm excited! Its not only a great fight for me but a great fight for the fans too. Markham is an exciting guy to watch, he always comes to fight and has some impressive knockouts on his record. We are similar fighters in the fact that we like to stand and trade punches and neither of us will be willing to back down. I was at his debut back in July and I remember thinking at the time that I would like to fight him, now I get a chance to do it infront of a British crowd.
Submitted Nov 29, 2008 11:32PM by Wolfenstein - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
GSP vs. Anderson Silva Possible
(dreamfighters.com)
If GSP is victorious against BJ Penn at UFC 94, he could be facing Anderson Silva, as mentioned by Dana White, President of the UFC. In a interview a few months back with UFC President Dana White, Dana commented on the possibility of GSP facing Anderson Silva. “(Anderson Silva) could meet Georges St. Pierre at a catch weight,” said White. “This guy wants to challenge himself. He’d probably fight at 145 pounds if we asked him to.”
Submitted Nov 29, 2008 2:52PM by kastro_316 - 38 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Dan Hardy vs. Rory Markham not official for UFC 95
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
A rumored welterweight matchup between Dan Hardy and Rory Markham that would place at UFC 95 at the O2 Arena in London on Feb. 17 has gained a lot of traction on various Internet news outlets over the course of the last week. Despite the high level of speculation surrounding the proposed matchup, FiveOuncesOfPain.com learned Friday evening that the fight is not yet official. A source close to Markham confirmed to Five Ounces of Pain that a bout with Hardy was indeed offered and that Markham signed the bout agreement. However, the source added that they were informed by the UFC that the bout wouldn’t be official until Hardy signed and that an executed agreement for the fight has not been returned. Markham’s camp is not entirely certain that Hardy will sign the contract.
Submitted Nov 29, 2008 2:41PM by MMAcca - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anderson Silva vs Chuck Liddell
(thesun.co.uk)
Speculation of Anderson Silva vs. Chuck Liddell for UFC 95 is any one excited
Submitted Nov 29, 2008 9:30AM by kris_ericson - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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