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Dean Lister vs Thales Leites fight set for UFC Fight Night 15 in Omaha
(mmamania.com)
Middleweight Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belts, Dean Lister (11-5) and Thales Leites (14-1), will each look to climb another rung in the 185-pound division when the two meet at UFC Fight Night 15 at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Neb., on September 17, according to InTheGuard.tv.
Submitted Jul 24, 2008 11:41AM by babalu2720 - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Miller Time: 2 More Millers Signed By UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
As part of the continuing exodus of IFL talent to the UFC, UFC today signed IFL Middleweight Champion Dan Miller and his brother Jim Miller to 4-fight exclusive deals. Terms were not disclosed and no word on UFC debut dates for either.
Submitted Jul 23, 2008 5:36PM by DCRage - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Keith Jardine: I'm Fighting Brandon Vera At UFC 89
(mmajunkie.com)
Making an appearance on an Albuquerque radio show today, Keith Jardine said he's fighting Brandon Vera at UFC 89 in England. The fight has not yet been announced by UFC.
Submitted Jul 23, 2008 12:19PM by DCRage - 33 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Has the UFC ALREADY acquired the IFL's Assets?
http://www.mmatraining.com/featured/has-the-ufc-already-acquired-the-ifls-assets/ Interesteing read here. If true, does the IFL have anyone worthy of fighting in the UFC?
Submitted Jul 23, 2008 7:52AM by JimmieDD - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Quick Quote: St. Pierre ‘needs to prove himself’ before fight against Anderson Silva
(mmamania.com)
“That sounds great … I think GSP is an incredible fighter. But I think GSP needs to prove himself. He still hasn’t had a successful title defense [at 170 pounds]. I don’t really feel that he deserves (a fight against Anderson Silva fight) yet. Go defend your title a few times and then we’ll talk.” – Ed Soares, the manager and translator for UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, tells Pro MMA Radio that UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre still has a little work to do before locking horns with the Brazilian anytime soon. “Rush” has often talked about taking on new challenges in the middleweight division as long as he clears out his 170-pound class first and no friend of his (Patrick Cote included) is a current champion.
Submitted Jul 23, 2008 12:01AM by MMAcca - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Eleven UFC Fight Night 14 Fighters Drug Tested
(mmafrenzy.com)
MMAFrenzy.com (www.mmafrenzy.com) has confirmed with the Nevada State Athletic Commission that eleven UFC Fight Night 14 fighters were tested for performance enhancing drugs and drugs of abuse. The eleven-bout Spike TV event took place on Saturday, July 19th, at The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tested fighters were Anderson Silva, James Irvin, Tim Credeur, Cale Yarbrough, Hermes Franca, Frank Edgar, Cain Velasquez, Brandon Vera, CB Dollaway, Nate Loughran, and Shannon Gugerty.
Submitted Jul 22, 2008 1:39PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Johnson’s agent to appeal loss
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
Ken Pavia, the agent for UFC welterweight Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, recently revealed that he will be filing a formal appeal as a result of Johnson’s TKO loss on Saturday during UFC Fight Night 14. During the bout, Johnson had been on the receiving end of several eye pokes from his opponent, Kevin Burns. In spite of multiple warnings, Johnson still received a severe poke during the third and final round of the fight. After taking the finger to the eye, Johnson retreated to the canvas and covered up. Referee Steve Mazzagatti then called a stop to the fight and later ruled Burns the winner via TKO.
Submitted Jul 22, 2008 1:30PM by MMAcca - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Video: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Interview
(dreamfighters.com)
Awesome interview with Big NOG. Talks about Randy, Fedor, UFC and TUFF. Great interview.
Submitted Jul 22, 2008 1:01PM by kastro_316 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
 
Quick Quote: Hughes Possibly Out Until 2009
(mmamania.com)
According to an update he posted on his official website, Matt Hughes says he could possibly have to wait 6-7 months to fight again, which would mean early 2009. No word on if Matt Serra will wait that long for him.
Submitted Jul 22, 2008 12:15PM by DCRage - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Back to MW: Silva vs. Cote likely at 88
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC president Dana White says Anderson Silva will defend his middleweight title next, but it won't be against Yushin Okami as planned...
Submitted Jul 22, 2008 12:15PM by Ordep - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Video Game to Feature Joe Silva's Rankings?
(bloodyelbow.com)

Finally, the most exciting feature of this game for me is that this game may serve as the way to determine the definitive top 10 rankings in the UFC. Joe Silva is working with the developers to determine the fighter attributes. Therefore, if the game says Chuck Liddell is the number 2 contender to Forrest Griffin at Light Heavyweight, that means that is what Silva thinks. The attributes of the fighters will be determined based on Silva's assessment of their talent. In the fluid world of the UFC, where a fighter is only as good as his last fight, THQ is trying to get a system in place by launch that would enable updated fighter rankings and statistics throughout the year. Therefore, if Wanderlei Silva were to beat Chuck Liddell and Joe Silva then thought Wanderlei is the new number one contender and should get the next title shot, an update over XBOX Live or the PlayStation Network could come out on Monday dropping Liddell down and moving Wanderlei up. Fans would not have to guess at who should get the next title shot, just turn on their consoles and see the new rankings.
There is an interesting report up over at Figure Four Online for premium members only on the new UFC game coming out next year. This would make the UFC game far more important than any sports game out there that I know of. The game would actually become a crucial part of being a UFC fan, which would be pretty revolutionary in the sports gaming world.
Submitted Jul 22, 2008 11:10AM by juanez13 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Miscellaneous
 
Affliction, Fedor Prove MMA is Bigger Than UFC
(sherdog.com)
There’s much to be said for selling out. For Affliction, it happens to be a good thing. The clothing company turned mixed martial arts promoter packed the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday. Nearly 14,000 fans were treated to highlight reel moments of Dominique Wilkins proportions throughout the night. But it wasn’t all fashionable fun in the organization’s inaugural show. From the try-hard red carpet that ushered VIPs in and out of the arena to the distracting, unnecessary smoke machines that went on through most of the event, Affliction’s presentation had enough plot holes to compete with the latest batch of summer blockbusters...
Submitted Jul 22, 2008 8:46AM by ncordless - 11 comments
Filed under: M-1 Global, UFC, MMA Personalities, General MMA
 
UFC Pay-per-view Revenue Up, Buys Flat; UK Expansion Turns Profitable
(mmapayout.com)
On Friday S&P released its latest credit rating assessment for Zuffa, parent company of the UFC. The headline was a change from negative to stable in the company’s rating outlooking with its BB- rating affirmed. However, beyond the headline, the report contains a valuable glimpse into the current industry environment and the financial standing of the company. According to the report, “overall pay-per-view (PPV) revenues, which represent nearly 75% of total revenues, have trended up in recent quarters, albeit largely due to an increase in the number of events, higher pricing, and more favorable contract terms, rather than an increase in the number of buys.”
Submitted Jul 22, 2008 2:24AM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 90: Silva vs Okami
(en.wikipedia.org)
According to Wikipedia, Anderson Silva will defend his middleweight title against Yushin Okami at UFC 90 on October 25th at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. I don't know how accurate this is, but I figured I'd post it.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 11:50PM by xphycorx - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 14 medical suspension and injuries from NSAC
(mmamania.com)
ames Irvin – “The Sandman” is suspended until September 3 with a right cheek laceration and there in no contact allowed until August 19. Hermes Franca – The charismatic Brazilian fighter is suspended until August 19 and there is no contact allowed until August 10. Frank Edgar – “The Answer” is suspended until August 19 with a chin laceration and there is no contact allowed until August 10. Jake O’Brien – “Irish” is suspended until September 3 and there is no contact allowed until August 19. Cain Velasquez – The up-and-comer must have a meniscal/ligament tear in his knee cleared by an orthopedic doctor or no contest until January 7, 2009. His minimum suspension will last until August 9 and there is no contact allowed until August 10. Anthony Johnson — “Rumble” must have Johnson must have a right eye conjunctiva laceration cleared by an ophthalmologist before he can return to action. His minimum suspension and no contest will last until August 19 and there is no contact until August 10.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 9:51PM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Alves-Sanchez moving to UFC 90 in Chicago
(sports.yahoo.com)
Looks like the fight between Thiago Alves and Diego Sanchez is still on.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 9:42PM by Wolfenstein - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFN 14 Fighter Payouts Revealed
(mmajunkie.com)
The UFN 14 fighter payouts have now been revealed by the NSAC. The total disclosed payouts were $623,000 with the lion's share-$400,000-split evenly between Anderson Silva & Brandon Vera.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 1:33PM by DCRage - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cain Velasquez talks Jake O’Brien UFC fight (Video)
(mmamania.com)
This video was conducted by his training partner, Josh Koscheck, just days before Cain stepped inside the Octagon. He also explains his 'brown pride' tattoo on his chest.
Submitted Jul 21, 2008 3:04AM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
 
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