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UFC Newcomer Thiago A Member Of Brazil's Elite Combat Police
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
UFC newcomer Paulo Thiago is no stranger to working under intense pressure in dangerous situations. As a member of BOPE, the military-style elite unit of Rio de Janeiro’s police force, Thiago is tasked with tackling drug gangs in the sprawling slums known as favelas. So when he faces Josh Koscheck at UFC 95 in London next month, it will be just another day fighting in unfamiliar surroundings.
Submitted Jan 10, 2009 7:33AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Kampmann Expects The Unexpected At 170
(mmaweekly.com)
Martin Kampmann will be making his welterweight debut against Alexandre Barros at UFC 93 in Dublin, Ireland. Kampmann had a solid run at middleweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, but after a loss to Nathan Marquardt back in September, he decided to give welterweight a shot.
Submitted Jan 10, 2009 7:30AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
No Countdown Show For UFC 93 (Link to watch it online in this thread)
(fightlinker.com)
Dave Meltzer explains it in the Wrestling Obsever update: There is no Countdown of UFC 93 show. Next week’s UFC on Spike will include two hours of Unleashed on Tuesday night, one hour on Wednesday night, plus the debut of UFC Primetime, a 30 minute three-week series on Georges St. Pierre vs. B.J. Penn at 10 p.m. on Wednesday. The only show leading to UFC 93 will be a new All Access show with Rich Franklin that airs at 1 a.m. on Thursday, hardly a time slot many with stumble onto the show and buy the PPV. I sense the recognition after drawing big numbers in November and December, and another big number expected on 1/31, that they aren’t even trying to push 1/17 hard knowing the money is 1/31.
Submitted Jan 10, 2009 1:45AM by MMAcca - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Huerta: I should be coming back to the UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
With one revelation came many questions. After popular UFC lightweight contender Roger Huerta (20-2-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) revealed to Sherdog.com that he had elected not to re-sign with the organization -- despite previous reports by to the contrary -- many MMA pundits wondered aloud if there were contributing factors to El Matador's decision beyond a newfound passion for acting.
Submitted Jan 10, 2009 1:37AM by MMAcca - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 98: Matt Hughes vs Matt Serra (*UPDATED* now confirmed by both fighters)
(mmamania.com)
Arch enemies Matt Hughes and Matt Serra will more than likely finally face off in the Octagon to settle their bitter score at UFC 98 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 23, according to Matt-Hughes.com. Maybe. Here’s the snip: “Just got a call from Joe Silva and as of right now it looks like I’ll be fighting Matt Serra in Vegas on May 23rd. This is not 100% confirmed, but I believe it is going to be on this date.”
Submitted Jan 10, 2009 1:28AM by MMAcca - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Rampage Jackson Court Video Of His Guilty Plea
(mmatko.com)
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson court video and Jackson talking about how sorry he is for what he has done.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 2:24PM by crushedbacon - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 93 Regulation: “As if it would be in the state of Nevada”
(mmapayout.com)
Because the Irish government does not recognize MMA as a sport, Ratner will oversee many logistical duties normally done by an athletic commission, including hiring of referees, ringside officials, and drug testing. “As if it would be in the state of Nevada,” Ratner tells MMAInsider.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 2:00PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Silva: ''If Machida Runs, I Run After Him
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Thiago Silva hopes he can draw Lyoto Machida into standing and exchanging when they fight at UFC 94. But the unbeaten American Top Team light-heavyweight says he is ready to go after his opponent should Machida prove as elusive as usual. “He does not usually get drawn in to exchanging, but if he does [with me], I give thanks to God,” Silva told Tatame magazine today.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 1:16PM by MMAcca - 29 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC light heavyweight Antonio Mendes joins American Top Team
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC light heavyweight Antonio Mendes has officially joined the ever-growing stable of fighters at American Top Team. Officials from the Florida-based fight team made the announcement today. Mendes (15-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) next meets Eric Schafer at next weekend's UFC 93 event.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 1:14PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Ryan Jensen vs. Steve Steinbeiss for UFC 96
(mmajunkie.com)
UFC 96 has rapidly changed from "quickly filling" to "nearly complete" status. MMAjunkie.com has learned from sources close to the event that Ryan Jensen and WEC-import Steve Steinbeiss have verbally agreed to a middleweight contest at the event.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 1:12PM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
BJ Penn Is Amazing
(mmamania.com)
According to Greg Jackson anyway, who apparently is impressed by Penn's performance in training and preparing to face Georges St. Pierre at UFC 94.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 11:50AM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Neil Grove to make UFC debut against Justin McCully
(fightersonlymagazine.co.uk)
Neil ‘Goliath’ Grove will make us UFC debut against Justin McCully at UFC 95 in London, Fighters Only has learned. Sources close to the bout said that both fighters have agreed to the match, although it has yet to be officially added to the card.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 10:24AM by Wolfenstein - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Huerta Passes On UFC Contract
(sherdog.com)
So much for Roger Huerta sticking around UFC, at least for now. Huerta has turned down a 5-fight extension from UFC to pursue a career in acting in 2009, meaning his next fight in UFC-the last on his current contract-will be his final fight in the Octagon for now.
Submitted Jan 9, 2009 7:12AM by DCRage - 25 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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
 
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