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Kyle Bradley looking for second chance at a first impression
(mmajunkie.com)
Fighters around the world dream of the day they will first set foot in the famed UFC octagon. But for lightweight Kyle Bradley (13-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC), fulfilling that dream resulted in one night he would rather forget. "I was pretty disappointed," Bradley admitted to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "All I really cared about going in was going out there and letting my hands fly and putting on a good show. Seeing that I pretty much got caught with the first punch ... it was really disappointing to me." Bradley made his debut for the organization at UFC 81 in February. Matched against veteran Chris Lytle, Bradley fought in the welterweight division instead of the 25-year-old's preferred weight of 155 pounds. "I had some things stacked against me," Bradley said. "I knew [the UFC] knew I had some things stacked against me. But I figure I go in there, I put on a great show, and then we'll talk about coming back at my weight class at 155 (pounds)." Unfortunately, Bradley never got the chance to put on that show as Lytle clipped Bradley early, and the fight was halted just 33 second into the first round. "That was pretty much the worst thing I felt could happen in that fight," Bradley said.
Submitted Jul 15, 2008 11:01AM by SmileR - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC Fight Night 14 weigh-in details for ‘Silva vs Irvin’ Las Vegas
(mmamania.com)
Not to be outdone, the UFC will stage its weigh in event for “Silva vs. Irvin” on Friday, July 18 at The Pearl” at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the ballrooms located on the second floor of the Fantasy. This event is also FREE to attend and open to the public … what a great time to be a mixed martial arts fan. Doors will open at 4 p.m. local time and fighters are expected to begin tipping the scales one hour later around 5 p.m. local time. This event will not be beamed live online or on television; however, the promotion is usually pretty good about getting a highlight package up quickly. We’ll pass along all the particulars and that video (if possible) as soon as possible. UFC Fight Night 14 features the light heavyweight debut of UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva against James Irvin. It’s a non-title fight, but there is still a lot at stake … especially for Irvin. He has an amazing opportunity to defeat perhaps the best pound-for-pound mixed martial artist on the planet in front of a national television audience.
Submitted Jul 15, 2008 10:00AM by SmileR - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Georges St. Pierre: ‘I will be there to destroy’ Jon Fitch at UFC 87 (Video)
(mmamania.com)
GSP talks about his upcoming fight against Fitch....
Submitted Jul 15, 2008 9:58AM by SmileR - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cain Velasquez to be the first Mexican UFC heavyweight champion?
(mmamania.com)
“Right now, he could walk in and be a good pro boxer. He could not only be a good kickboxer, but he’s K-1 level (the Japanese group which is top organization for heavyweights in the world). He won a world championship in Jiu Jitsu (World No Gi world champion in the blue belt division in late 2007, 17 months after his first class). He’s the fastest learner I’ve ever had. And nobody trains harder. He trains harder than the lightweights…. But think about this, a dominant heavyweight champion, and he’s Mexican. There’s never been anyone like that yet.” – Javier Mendez, owner and head trainer at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA), heaps praise via Yahoo!Sports.com on up-and-coming heavyweight prospect, Cain Velasquez. The former Arizona State University wrestler is undefeated in the Octagon (1-0) and will look to make it two straight when he takes on Jake O’Brien at UFC Fight Night 14 on July 19. Mendez feels that Velasquez right now can defeat former UFC champion Randy Couture and ranks him first among the most promising prospects to walk inside his gym — in front of Josh Koscheck, Frank Shamrock, Cung Le and B.J. Penn. That’s some serious company.
Submitted Jul 15, 2008 9:56AM by SmileR - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tim Credeur vs Cale Yarbrough UFC Fight Night 14 fight official
(mmamania.com)
Take two. The battle between former Team Forrest members Tim Credeur (9-2) and Cale Yarbrough (0-0) will finally happen at UFC Fight Night 14 at “The Pearl” at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 19. It’s a last minute addition to the three-hour card set to air on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET — the pair was supposed to tangle at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 7 Finale last month. However, the Nevada State Athletic Commission wouldn’t all Credeur to fight because of an Adderall prescription. For more on that click here. Credeur lost his initial semifinal bid to punch his ticket to the final fight against Amir Sadollah when he was defeated by Jesse Taylor in the final four. However, Taylor was kicked off the show shortly after it wrapped, creating another opportunity for Credeur to challenge for the six-figure contract.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 9:32PM by SmileR - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Shogun Expects To Return To The Octagon In December
(mmanews.com)
Shogun's knee seems to be healing well and he anticipates a return in December.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 9:26PM by Wolfenstein - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
TUF Fighters To Pay Damages, TUF Season 8
(fightline.com)
This time around if fighters break stuff at the house, they're paying for it.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 9:20PM by Wolfenstein - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Following surgery, Mike Swick plans to return late this year
(mmajunkie.com)
After undergoing minor surgery late last week, UFC welterweight Mike Swick (12-2 MMA, 7-1 UFC) hopes to return to action before the end of the year. Swick today told MMAjunkie.com that the surgery was planned before his June victory over Marcus Davis. "I've been needing to get it taken care of for a while," Swick said. "We knew we had to schedule it right after [the Davis] fight to get it done. I got a bunch of little bone fragments taken out of my elbow." Swick was visiting the doctor for a follow-up appointment today but felt a late 2008 return was a strong possibility. "I think [the elbow] is going to recover pretty well, and I should be back in November," Swick said. "I would say November, maybe December." As we previously reported, Davis also entered the recent UFC 85 bout at less than 100 percent. Davis suffered a shoulder injury during overly intensive weightlifting sessions, and it resulted in a tear in the connective tissue between his triceps and rear deltoid. Davis went ahead and fought against his doctor's advice.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 6:56PM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Cain Velasquez has chance to show he’s real deal
(sports.yahoo.com)
Over the past decade, Javier Mendez has built San Jose’s American Kickboxing Academy into one of the nation’s premier mixed martial arts training centers, with top fighters coming from all over the world. When Mendez lists the five most talented fighters he’s seen walk through his doors and train, at least one name on the list will surprise you, if you’ve even heard of it.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 6:14PM by Wolfenstein - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Nate Diaz and Clay Guida bouts to co-headline UFC Fight Night 15
(mmajunkie.com)
September's UFC Fight Night 15 event will feature co-main events with past winners of "The Ultimate Fighter." A fight between season-six winner Mac Danzig (18-4-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and opponent Clay Guida (23-9 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will be followed by the night's final bout between season-five winner Nate Diaz (9-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC) and Josh Neer (24-6-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC). The Sept. 17 event takes place at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Neb., and the main card airs on Spike TV. The UFC recently announced the night's five televised bouts. Spike TV Vice President David Schwarz today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that rather than a single main event, the two bouts will be billed as co-main events. (Spike TV often features notable "TUF" alumni in UFC Fight Night and The Ultimate Fighter Finale events.) Much like the other Spike TV events this year, UFC Fight Night 15's fight card features some solid match-ups. UFC.com recently released the following televised main card (all previously reported here at MMAjunkie.com): Nate Diaz vs. Josh Neer Mac Danzig vs. Clay Guida Houston Alexander vs. Eric Schafer Alan Belcher vs. Ed Herman Kyle Bradley vs. Joe Lauzon
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 5:50PM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Liaudin vs. Bielkheden At UFC 89?
(mmamania.com)
Jess Liaudin vs. David Bielkheden appears to be in the works for UFC 89, a match which would have both fighters dropping 15 pounds to Lightweight instead of fighting at their current Welterweight.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 2:02PM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
Quick Quote: Anthony Johnson is Greedy
(mmamania.com)
If UFC were ever to have an openweight division, Anthony Johnson would eagerly participate. He recently said that he wants to go after anyone holding a belt after he captures the UFC Welterweight Title.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 2:00PM by DCRage - 20 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Brandon Vera: Dan Henderson, Wanderlei Silva and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou turned down UFC Fight Night 14 offers
(mmamania.com)
“They offered me Dan Henderson, Wanderlei Silva, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Lyoto Machida and then Reese Andy. I turned down Machida. He’s not someone you take on short notice. You gotta get ready for Machida. The other fighters turned down the other fights so that’s how we came to Reese.” Heavyweight-turned light heavyweight, Brandon Vera, reveals a personal behind the scenes take on what went down in the scramble to put together UFC Fight Night 14: “Silva vs. Irvin” on short notice to counter the Affliction “Banned” show that same evening (July 19). It appears that there were a lot of names and potential match ups swirling; however, not everyone was comfortable competing with little time to prepare. James Irvin — who takes on Anderson Silva in the main event — recently told MMAmania.com that four fighters turned down offers to take on “Spider” before he was approached.
Submitted Jul 14, 2008 10:23AM by SmileR - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
James Irvin says Anderson Silva’s clinch isn’t real technical (video)
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
It might not be technical but it sure is deadly right Ace
Submitted Jul 13, 2008 9:19PM by Porch28 - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Frankie Edgar talks cutting weight, staying at 155 lbs.
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
There has been plenty of talk since Frankie Edgar’s loss to Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 13 that Edgar may be too small for 155 lbs. When we interviewed Edgar after that bout he said that he intended on staying at 155 and was looking to actually put on some weight to make him a little bit stronger and give him more size. Edgar has been blogging for USA Today leading up to his fight against Hermes Franca at UFC 87 on August 9 and he’s sticking to that plan according to his latest entry:
Submitted Jul 13, 2008 9:11PM by Porch28 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
 
New UFC Video Game Trailer
(gametrailers.com)
On Spike TV Monday night.
Submitted Jul 13, 2008 6:26PM by tlangley - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter, General MMA, Miscellaneous
 
Affliction VP Wants to work with UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
Less than a week away from Affliction's debut show "Banned," Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio is unfazed by UFC president Dana White's recent verbal outburst. In fact, he's committed to Affliction and UFC at some point working together to create unified champions in all the sport's weight classes.
Submitted Jul 13, 2008 4:42PM by iwannabesedated - 10 comments
Filed under: General MMA, UFC
 
Dale Hartt Is Ready To Entertain You
(mmajunkie.com)
Is Dale Hartt (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) the future of MMA? Hartt will not bring an impressive amateur wrestling resume to his bout with Shannon Gugerty at UFC Fight Night 14 this Saturday night. There will be no discussion of Hartt's Brazilian jiu-jitsu world titles -- no talk of any highlight-reel knockouts in Muay-Thai. Yet the 29-year-old Hartt told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he has been focused on MMA since its beginning. "I watched the first UFC, and ever since then all I've wanted to do is mixed martial arts," Hartt said. "I trained in Florida before I started training in Bangor, (Maine), with Marcus (Davis). I did Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and I did Muay-Thai. I wrestled a little bit. But everything I did, I did because I wanted to fight MMA. I never wanted to be a jiu-jitsu guy. I never wanted to be a Muay-Thai guy. I always wanted to be an MMA guy."
Submitted Jul 13, 2008 9:55AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Sam Stout vs Terry Etim UFC 89 fight on the horizon
(mmamania.com)
Sam Stout (13-4-1) and Terry Etim (10-2) will likely throw leather in a lightweight scrap at UFC 89: “Leben vs. Bisping” at The National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham, England, on October 18. Shawn Tompkins — who is Stout’s striking coach at XTreme Couture and just so happens to date his sister — revealed the potential 155-pound match up in a recent interview with FCFighter.com. Here’s a snip from Tompkins: “Sam Stout just re-signed with the UFC. They gave him another four fight deal, and it looks like he’ll be fighting October 18th in the London, England show against Terry Etim, who just fought Rich Clementi. They were going to try to make that fight happen (with Taylor) but I think Taylor decided he can’t make the 155 division so he’s going to stay at 170. Were itching to get Sam back in there, he’s pretty much had the whole summer off.” “Hands of Stone” dropped a controversial split decision to Rich Clementi his last time out at UFC 83: “Serra vs St. Pierre 2? in front of his hometown Canada crowd. Prior to that showing, Stout bounced back from a “Fight of the Year” candidate bout in which he lost a unanimous decision to Spencer Fisher to outpoint Per Eklund on all three judges scorecards at UFC 80: “Rapid Fire” earlier this year.
Submitted Jul 13, 2008 8:28AM by SmileR - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Anthony Johnson ‘Ready to Rumble’ with Kevin Burns
(mmafighting.com)
There are a lot of up and coming MMA fighters out there with solid records. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and his 5-1 record with three (T)KO’s is one of them. Thus, if you were going on just that then he might get lost in the shuffle with every other fighter that has put up good numbers to start their career. But if you saw Johnson in his last bout against former TUF 6 finalist Tom Speer then you know that he is anything but just another in a long list of up and coming fighters to watch.
Submitted Jul 13, 2008 12:30AM by MMAcca - 13 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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