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Mike Pierce vs. Rob Kimmons slated for UFC on Versus 1 on March 21
The quickly filling UFC on Versus 1 fight card has another addition now that Mike Pierce (10-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Rob Kimmons (22-5 MMA, 2-2 UFC) have agreed to a welterweight fight at the March 21 event. Sources close to both of the competitors told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the fight is close to finalized. UFC on Versus 1 takes place at the Odeum Colorado in Broomfield (near Denver), and the main card, including a headliner of Jon Jones vs. Brandon Vera, airs on Versus. Pierce vs. Kimmons is expected to be part of the night's un-aired preliminary card.
Submitted Jan 19, 2010 8:55AM by emfleek - 2 comments
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Yushin Okami vs. Lucio Linhares targeted for UFC Fight Night 21 on March 31
A middleweight bout between Yushin Okami (23-5 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and recent UFC newcomer Lucio Linhares (13-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is likely to take place on March 31 at UFC Fight Night 21. Sources close to the bout said the fight is "a definite possibility," though it is unclear if bout agreements have been signed. UFC Fight Night 21, which serves as a lead-in for the debut of "The Ultimate Fighter 11" on Spike TV, takes place in North Carolina, though UFC officials said as of Monday a host city and venue have not been made determined.
Submitted Jan 19, 2010 8:54AM by emfleek - 2 comments
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Canadian HW Hague Looks to Rebound at UFC 109
Edmonton heavyweight Tim (The Thrashing Machine) Hague has run the gamut of emotions in his 109-second UFC career. Despite a broken nose, the six-foot-four 265-pounder wept with joy after finishing Pat Barry at UFC 98 in his Octagon debut. Then the big man was beaten senseless, finally staggering to his feet in bewilderment after being knocked out in a UFC-record seven seconds by Todd Duffee at UFC 102. Hague (10-2) returns to action at UFC 109 in Las Vegas on Feb. 6 against Chris (The Crowbar) Tuchscherer.
Submitted Jan 18, 2010 8:43PM by Gogoplatapus - 1 comment
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UFC 113 scared to go head-2-head with mayweather?
Any of my fellow Canadians planning on going to MTL on May 1st to see UFC 113 may not want to make any travel/hotel/time off work plans just yet.... The wheels are turning today in boxing and it could have a significant effect on what the April or May schedule looks like in MMA. Rumors began swirling over the weekend that Floyd Mayweather may be targeting Shane Mosley for a fight on May 1 in Las Vegas
Submitted Jan 18, 2010 7:48PM by king_katool - 5 comments
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White says UFC Could Change Date of May 1 Card in Montreal
The UFC is rethinking its May 1 date in Montreal. The calendar review is apparently due to rumblings that star boxer Floyd Mayweather may meet Shane Mosley the same day in Las Vegas. UFC president Dana White confirmed via text Monday that the mixed martial arts organization is rethinking May 1 for UFC 113. UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, due to meet Mauricio (Shogun) Rua in the Montreal main event, also signalled a possible change.
Submitted Jan 18, 2010 7:44PM by Gogoplatapus - 4 comments
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Diaz To WW, Could Face Markham At 111
It didn't take long-Nate Diaz has already decided his future, for now, is at Welterweight. His 170 debut could come at UFC 111 in March, where he could face Rory Markham, although a few possible matchups are still being discussed.
Submitted Jan 18, 2010 4:52PM by DCRage - 16 comments
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Diego Sanchez Contemplating Return To 170
Diego "Nightmare" Sanchez has heavy things weighing on his mind.Heavy in the sense of what weight class he will next compete in. The New Mexico native on Sunday night left a somewhat cryptic message via his Facebook page stating "going back up to 170."When contacted by MMAWeekly.com, Jeff Clark, Sanchez's manager, indicated that there has been no official decision made at this time about what weight class he will compete in next.
Submitted Jan 18, 2010 11:28AM by RhythmAndStyle - 19 comments
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Rich Franklin's hernia surgery successful, UFC return still targeted for spring
Former UFC middleweight champion and veteran fighter Rich Franklin underwent successful hernia surgery last week and still expects to return to the octagon this spring.J.T. Stewart, Franklin's business manager, shared the news with the Dayton Daily News, a content partner site of MMAjunkie.com.Franklin slotted the Jan. 12 surgery after a busy 2009 fight schedule continually forced him to postpone the procedure.
Submitted Jan 18, 2010 11:26AM by RhythmAndStyle - 2 comments
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Rousimar Palhares meets Thomas Drwal at UFC 111 in New Jersey
The UFC's second trip to The Garden State has another fight to its lineup.A middleweight match-up pitting submission ace Rousimar Palhares (10-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) against the heavy-handed Thomasz Drwal (17-2-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) will be finalized shortly for UFC 111, sources close to the situation told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Both fighters have agreed to the match-up and are expected to turn in bout agreements this week.
Submitted Jan 18, 2010 11:23AM by RhythmAndStyle - 8 comments
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Not content with close UFN 20 win, Aaron Simpson already back in gym
Despite scoring a come-from-behind victory on national television, picking up a $30,000 "Fight of the Night" bonus, and improving his career mark to 7-0 (3-0 in the UFC), Aaron Simpson did little celebrating after UFC Fight Night 20 last week.Simpson edged Tom Lawlor via split decision at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., but the Arizona Combat Sports fighter wasn't about to rest on his laurels.
Submitted Jan 18, 2010 11:21AM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
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Sean Sherk Is Chasing James Irvin's 'Most Cursed' Title
There are times when every fighter comes face to face with the end of the road. For Sean Sherk, withdrawing from three consecutive fights may be one of these times. As first reported by FiveOuncesofPain, the Muscle Shark has pulled out of his scheduled matchup with Clay Guida at the "UFC on Versus" event (March 21st; Broomfield, Colorado) due to lingering injuries. Sherk hasn't competed since his unanimous decision loss to Frankie Edgar at UFC 98 in May.
Submitted Jan 18, 2010 11:19AM by RhythmAndStyle - 1 comment
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Georges St-Pierre Mulls Permanent Move to Middleweight
There are some who believe that Georges St-Pierre has nothing left to prove at 170 pounds, and that's why he should consider moving up to 185. However, GSP recently explained to the media that it's not that easy. He said that if should ever move up in a weight, he must be sure that his work is officially done at 170, because he won't be able to move back down. Plus, the current welterweight champion added that he has always been hesitant to move up because he has many friends who fight at 185, and he would never consider fighting any of them.
Submitted Jan 17, 2010 6:25PM by mentalcase - 22 comments
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Terry Etim vs Dennis Siver Likely for UFC 112
Top UK lightweight Terry Etim has been added to the card for UFC 112 and will likely be fighting on the preliminary part of the event, Fighters Only has been given to understand. According to a German source, Etim will be facing Denis Siver.
Submitted Jan 17, 2010 11:44AM by RhythmAndStyle - 9 comments
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Ricardo Funch vs. Matthew Riddle set for UFC 111 in New Jersey
A welterweight bout between Ricardo Funch (7-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) and Matthew Riddle (3-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is set for UFC 111.Funch's trainer, Brazilian jii-jitsu ace Marco Alvan, posted news of the bout on Facebook late Saturday night and wrote that the fight has been signed.
Submitted Jan 17, 2010 11:40AM by RhythmAndStyle - 8 comments
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Forrest Griffin vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira "Sooner Rather Than Later"
"Forrest Griffin and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira are set for a light-heavyweight meeting "sooner rather than later" in 2010, according to a source close to one of the fighters."
Submitted Jan 17, 2010 11:32AM by RhythmAndStyle - 16 comments
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Exclusive: Kimbo Slice vs. Matt Mitrione in the works for UFC 113 in Montreal
FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently learned from sources extremely close to the situation that Kimbo Slice next’s fight is expected to take place at UFC 113 against fellow TUF 10 heavyweight, Matt Mitrione. While sources close to Mitrione have said he has yet to be approached about the fight, the heavy handed duo are considered highly likely to face off on May 1 from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
Submitted Jan 16, 2010 8:28PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 26 comments
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If Health Permits, Koscheck vs. Daley At UFC 113
If. Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley are now expected to meet at UFC 113...but it's a big "if" right now. Whether or not this really happens will depend on Kos's health, as an undisclosed injury that caused his fight with Paulo Thiago at 109 to be scrapped could hold up contracts being signed.
Submitted Jan 16, 2010 6:20PM by DCRage - 11 comments
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His borrowed gi days behind him, Mark Munoz eyes jiu-jitsu black belt
Former collegiate wrestling champion Mark Munoz (7-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has made great strides in his Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills, especially since pairing up with the vaunted Black House crew for training. But Munoz will be the first to admit he doesn't do enough training in his gi. In fact, he doesn't even own one. So you can imagine how surprised Munoz was when MMA legend Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira asked "The Philippine Wrecking Machine" to bring his gi to their next workout.
Submitted Jan 16, 2010 3:42PM by xdanish020 - 1 comment
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Why Eliot Marshall can't count on homefield advantage at UFC on Versus 1
For UFC light heavyweight Eliot Marshall (8-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC), things couldn't be better. Professionally, Marshall has three-straight wins in the UFC. Personally, "The Fire" recently welcomed his first son into his family. Now Marshall looks to make it a perfect trifecta as he preps for a March 21 bout with Vladimir Matyushenko (23-4 MMA, 4-2 UFC) at "UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs. Jones" – a fight that takes place just three miles from "The Ultimate Fighter 8" cast member's house. But despite the fact that Marshall will be fighting in front of his hometown crowd at The Odeum in Broomfield, Colo., the light heavyweight recently told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) he won't be able to fully cash in on a homefield advantage. "I don't know about family (coming to watch the fight), but friends, for sure," Marshall said. "My mom doesn't really handle it so well.
Submitted Jan 16, 2010 2:02PM by karn501 - 2 comments
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