Sign In


Keep me logged in

UFC News - Page 740

Do you have a hot MMA story or news item that you have found and would like to share?
Then read our guidelines then post it to our MMA News Share Forum to have it display here for the community to read on this page.
UFC Counter-Programs Affliction to Death
What a FANTASTIC day for US MMA fans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Check out SpikeTV's schedule for July 19th: 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST UFC Unleashed Martin Kampmann vs. Drew McFedries (UFC 68) Marcus Davis vs. Jason Tan (UFC 72) Rich Franklin vs. Jason McDonald (UFC 68) Anderson Silva vs. Travis Lutter (UFC 67) 5:00 PM EST / 2:00 PM PST UFC Unleashed Jason Lambert vs. Renato "Babalu" Sobral (UFC 68) Houston Alexander vs. Keith Jardine (UFC 71) Brandon Vera vs. Justin Eilers (UFC 57) Assuerio Silva vs. Frank Mir (???) 6:00 PM EST / 3:00 PM PST UFC Unleashed Frank Edgar vs. Tyson Griffin (UFC 67) Dave Terrell vs. Matt Lindland (UFC 49) Spencer Fisher vs. Thiago Alves (UFN 2) 7:00 PM EST / 4:00 PM PST UFC Countdown: Silva vs. Irvin 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST UFC: Ultimate Knockouts 5 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST UFC: Silva vs. Irvin Anderson Silva vs. James Irvin Brandon Vera vs. Reese Andy Hermes Franca vs. Frank Edgar Cain Velasquez vs. Jake O'Brien Anthony Johnson vs. Kevin Burns Jesse Taylor vs. C.B. Dollaway
Submitted Jul 17, 2008 1:35PM by MMAcca - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
POLICE: Jackson harmed woman (and possibly her unborn child)
Former light heavyweight Ultimate Fighting Championship title-holder Quinton “Rampage” Jackson injured a Huntington Beach woman and may have injured her unborn child when he drove down along the 55 freeway median, authorities and the woman said Wednesday.
Submitted Jul 17, 2008 11:09AM by emfleek - 54 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rampage Hospitalized by Police 24 Hours Later
http://www.tmz.com/2008/07/17/round-2-cops-nab-rampage-again/ Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has been picked up by police again. Sources say last night an Irvine police car was waved down by people near the place Rampage was staying who said he was acting weird. This, of course, following the insane chase the day before in which the UFC fighter hit several cars in his monster truck and was arrested at gunpoint. We're told Irvine cops saw Rampage, deemed him a danger to himself and others, and took him to a hospital for observation. Cops won't officially confirm if it's a psychiatric hold. Story developing
Submitted Jul 17, 2008 10:58AM by Pyrenus - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 87 video Heath Herring on road to Brock Lesnar fight (Part I)
Its a cool video, Herring is looking good....
Submitted Jul 17, 2008 10:25AM by SmileR - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC ‘Countdown’ to ‘Silva vs. Irvin’ on Spike tonight at 11 p.m. ET
“Watch Anderson Silva and James Irvin as they train in their home towns for their clash at The Pearl in Las Vegas on July 19 2008.” The hype machine continues to roll tonight for UFC Fight Night 14: “Silva vs. Irvin” from “The Pearl” at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, July 19. The hour-long Spike TV “Countdown” special will re-air on Friday, July 18 at 11 a.m. 7 p.m. ET for those who miss it tonight.
Submitted Jul 17, 2008 10:24AM by SmileR - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
The Return of The Dragon – Machida vs Silva at UFC 89
Just heard this announced on UFC.com. Lyoto Machida WILL meet Thiago Silva at UFC 89!!!! We know it's true folks its right on there website! If it's true that this is going to be a free PPV we are in for a treat!
Submitted Jul 16, 2008 4:07PM by whardin19 - 62 comments
Filed under: UFC
Quinton Jackon Arrest Video
Very sad day for Quinton Fans. He was a champion, he lost and could not handle it. Here is the arrest video shown out of respect. Please Quinton, come back and take the title. We are all behind you!
Submitted Jul 16, 2008 1:44PM by kastro_316 - 23 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA
Cain Velasquez savors big-fight opportunity
The former Pac-10 All-American wrestler launched his MMA career with decisive victories in Strikeforce and BodogFIGHT in a span of just over two months in 2006. Showing signs that the transition from wrestler to fighter was quickly taking hold, the Salinas, Calif. born Velasquez stopped both opponents by TKO within the first five minutes. Velasquez, now 25, spent the next year looking for another chance to prove he belonged in the UFC. "We were trying to get some fights locally to build my record, get some ring time and get to the UFC," he said. "We couldn't find any fights. We just had bad luck. ... Shows would get canceled; guys would back out of fights. We had about six or seven fights that didn't happen that we were getting ready for." Undaunted, Velasquez continued to plug away in the gym. The education major graduated as a two-time wrestling All-American from Arizona State and relocated to San Jose in August 2006 to train with American Kickboxing Academy. Lacking additional fights to showcase Velasquez's talent, AKA's Bob Cook used his connections to take the heavyweight directly to the UFC's decision maker. "Me and 'Crazy' Bob went to Vegas and took a couple of other guys and trained in front of Dana White," Velasquez said. "I'm not going to lie to you; I felt a lot of pressure to perform, but once I was there, I felt really good and training went well." The grappling-and-sparring "audition" late last year at the UFC training center with Christian Wellisch and Mike Kyle impressed White enough that he signed Velasquez to a four-bout contract, and Velasquez finally had another fight. He looked sharp in his UFC debut, with a first-round TKO of Australia's Brad Morris at UFC 83 in April. For an encore, Velasquez (3-0) has landed on Saturday's UFC Fight Night 14 card on Spike TV in a supporting role to the Anderson Silva-James Irvin headliner. He's set to face another wrestling-bred fighter in Jake O'Brien (10-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC), who's getting a second shot in the UFC after being cut earlier this year. "This is a great opportunity," Velasquez said. "It's another step up the ladder and getting me closer to achieving my goals. I think I'm a lot more comfortable with my hands, and if I can stop his shots, I'll return with some hands and kicks." Even though Velasquez's only previous exposure to boxing was hitting the heavy bag as a kid with his father by his side, learning the standup game has come naturally. Velasquez feels at home on his feet and initiating exchanges with opponents. However, while that adjustment has "come pretty easily" for Velasquez, learning the ins and outs of jiu-jitsu hasn't been quite as smooth. At this point, he's only two years into fulltime MMA training and isn't in a hurry to rush through learning the finer points of the sport's multiple disciplines. In addition to the time spent on grappling, sparring and technique, Velasquez has been focused on becoming a more powerful fighter through specialized work with Joe Grasso, who runs the Elite Fitness gym in San Jose. "I think my power (in striking) has improved a lot," Velasquez said. "Once I started with Joe, I felt like my power increased tremendously in a short period of time. We're doing a lot of explosive stuff to get my power up in both my punches and kicks." While Velasquez once considered coaching wrestling as a career option, with his immediate future now mapped out in the UFC, he's committed himself to being a fighter, and he's planning for championship-level success. With only three pro fights to his name, he already has a publicist scheduling his interviews with the media.
Submitted Jul 16, 2008 1:24PM by Twenty20Dollars - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
C.B. Dollaway in another must-win situation
"The Doberman," favored by many to win the seventh season "The Ultimate Fighter," instead went out with a whimper, suffering back-to-back losses to the unheralded Amir Sadollah. Due to the rules used in the filming of the reality show, only one of the losses was an official fight for Dollaway. That technicality doesn't make this weekend any less important. "It was pretty disappointing," Dollaway told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of his feelings of the finale loss. "That was one of the toughest training camps I've ever had. I worked my butt off, and then to have it end so quickly, it was real disappointing." After that first-round loss in the finale to Sadollah via arm bar, the same technique used to finish Dollaway in the season's semifinals, the 24-year-old is excited to return to the octagon in the main card of this weekend's UFC Fight Night 14 for a shot at redemption. "It's great to get back in," Dollaway said. "I didn't really have to do a whole training camp over again to compete, to get back in there again." Dollaway's opponent, Jesse Taylor, also returns to the octagon under somewhat shaky conditions. Despite qualifying for the season's finale, Taylor was removed from the show after an alcohol-induced night of destructive antics. Dollaway said he supports the decision to bring Taylor back to the UFC, and he feels the bout provided a favorable match-up. "It didn't really bother me, [Taylor] coming back," said Dollaway, who blogged about "TUF" experience for MMAjunkie.com . "It's a good match-up for me. I think that my strengths are better than his, where he's strongest -- in wrestling." After the consecutive submission losses, many questioned Dollaway's defensive capabilities on the ground. The Arizona Combat Sports-trained fighter believes the issues in question have been resolved. "It's something that needed to be fixed," Dollaway said of the issue. "It's one of those things when mixing punches in with jiu-jitsu, sometimes you leave yourself vulnerable. When I'm just doing straight jiu-jitsu, I don't ever have a problem with it. When I am throwing punches, I tend to leave myself vulnerable sometimes. It's just something I had to work on." Dollaway will be looking to avoid his third-straight loss in the UFC, a mark that would almost certainly spell his release from the organization in which he was once expected to figure so prominently. But Dollaway insists the pressure on him is no different than any other fight. "I don't go in there to lose," Dollaway said. "So every fight is a must-win situation. ... (I plan on) going out there and going after it, and trying to make for an exciting fight."
Submitted Jul 16, 2008 1:22PM by Twenty20Dollars - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chris Lytle inks UFC contract extension, UFC 89 bout with Paul Taylor
"The Ultimate Fighter 4" runner-up and longtime UFC fighter Chris Lytle (25-16-5 MMA, 4-8 UFC) has signed a four-fight contract extension with the UFC and has also signed to fight Paul Taylor (9-3-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 89. His manager, Ken Pavia, confirmed the deals with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Tuesday. UFC 89 takes place Oct. 18 at The NIA in Birmingham, England. "The UFC expressed satisfaction with his past performances, and they extended his deal by four fights," Pavia said. "Chris has a home in the UFC. He's comfortable fighting for the UFC. Both sides will benefit from the deal. We're very happy with it." Lytle, a nine-year veteran who made his octagon debut in 2000, most recently suffered a unanimous-decision loss to Josh Koscheck earlier this month at UFC 86. However, after a spirited loss to Thiago Alves in November, Lytle essentially promised to throw caution to the wind. He said calculated game plans made for boring fights, and his two bouts since then -- a February knockout victory over Kyle Bradley and the loss to Koscheck -- have shown streaks of that carefree attitude. "He appreciate the types of match-ups [UFC officials] have given him," Pavia said. "Chris has re-devoted himself to being exciting, and the UFC has provided him opponents who let him do that. ... Chris' sole goal is to entertain fans." His next opportunity will come against Taylor, a British fighter who's competed in four consecutive UFC U.K. events. After opening his UFC career with a TKO of Edilberto de Oliveira, Taylor suffered back-to-back losses to Marcus Davis and Paul Kelly. Knowing the fight was a must-win, he then scored a split-decision victory over Jess Liaudin in June at UFC 85.
Submitted Jul 16, 2008 1:19PM by Twenty20Dollars - 14 comments
Filed under: UFC
Rampage arrested in California, Dana White posting his bail (Official story from Yahoo!)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was arrested and held on $25,000 bail following a traffic accident Tuesday in Costa Mesa, Calif.
Submitted Jul 15, 2008 9:04PM by xphycorx - 58 comments
Filed under: UFC
'The Fire' Inside Kevin Burns
It made perfect sense. With only six professional bouts under his belt, Kevin Burns was a massive underdog going into his UFC 85 fight against emerging contender Roan Carneiro. Instead of getting tapped by the Brazilian jiu-jitsu maestro, however, Burns wound up submitting him via triangle choke midway through the second round. A phantom welterweight from Iowa had tapped out a submission guru. Suddenly fans were introduced to "The Fire."
Submitted Jul 15, 2008 6:53PM by wolfman - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
John Hackleman: "I'm not going to quit if Chuck doesn't win!"
was pretty stupid actually to say that. It takes away any kind of credibility. It's like a little kid, 'No, I didn't say you could have that.' Yeah, it was pretty lame and then he says he didn't mean he was going to retire from MMA, he meant from being a longshore man… I just don't think it was very Christian and it was kind of tacky," stated Pit Boss John Hackleman as he shared his thoughts on Juanito Ibarra's claim that he would retire if Rampage lost to Forrest Griffin
Submitted Jul 15, 2008 6:06PM by Porch28 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC, Interviews
UPDATED Police: "Rampage" goes on one
Driver hits at least three cars during chase that begins on 55 freeway and ends with arrest on Balboa Peninsula. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, former light heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighter Championships, was arrested on suspicion of felony evading, hit-and-run and reckless driving Tuesday after he allegedly led police on a pursuit from Costa Mesa to Newport Beach, police said.
Submitted Jul 15, 2008 6:04PM by nickcuc547 - 54 comments
Filed under: UFC
Sokoudjou resonds to Vera
Sokoudjou sounds off on Vera's opinion that he is being ducked
Submitted Jul 15, 2008 5:15PM by nickcuc547 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
Roger Huerta Talks Fight Preparation - Calls Out BJ Penn
Roger Huerta made the following statement via myspace bulletin: "I feel really good mentally at this point, a month before I fight Kenny Florian at UFC 87. I feel relaxed and very knowledgeable as well, and I think that comes from being blessed with the guys I’ve been training with. I flew to Denver, Colorado last week to train with Trevor Wittman. I’m here training with one of the best boxing coaches there is. I came here a week before Nate (Marquardt) fought in London to help him before his fight, and at the same time I got to know Trevor, who did some mitt work with me and helped me out. I fell in love with his training methods and his work as a striking coach and I knew that I had found my boxing coach. So I’m out here now and learning from him. I’ll be here until the 13th of July, and then we’ll all head down to New Mexico to work with Greg Jackson and Georges St-Pierre, and Nate will be coming down as well.
Submitted Jul 15, 2008 1:38PM by MMAcca - 16 comments
Filed under: UFC
Cain Velasquez receives high praise from AKA trainer Javier Mendez
In Dave Meltzer’s latest column at Yahoo! Sports, he profiles up and coming heavyweight talent Cain Velasquez. Velasquez trains out of American Kickboxing Academy alongside talents such as Josh Koscheck, Mike Swick, and Jon Fitch. He was an All-American wrestler at Arizona State and is arguably the best heavyweight prospect in the UFC today (sorry, Shane Carwin). We all know how coaches talk their fighters up and how people from the same camp talk their teammates up, but coming from Javier Mendez, the head trainer at AKA, this is pretty high praise: “Right now, he could walk in and be a good pro boxer,” said Mendez about someone who, aside from fooling around with gloves with some friends, had never even put on boxing gloves until August 2006. “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.”
Submitted Jul 15, 2008 1:27PM by MMAcca - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Out of the Blue: Interview with Kevin Burns
To the casual mixed martial arts fan, Kevin Burns (6-1) might not be a household name. But don’t let that fool you. This guy’s full of surprises. He came out of nowhere (Iowa, actually) to take a fight on just nine days notice against Roan Carneiro at UFC 85: “Bedlam” and submitted the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt in the second round, earning “Submission of the Night.” This feat is made all the more impressive when you consider that Burns is just a blue belt. But you couldn’t tell by watching the fight. In fact, the extremely composed Burns says he’s more comfortable on his feet. And he’ll be given every chance to prove that when he squares off against the heavy-hitting Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (5-1) at UFC Fight Night 14 this Saturday, July 19 at “The Pearl” at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight has all the potential for a slugfest, and Burns promises there will be fireworks. Somebody is going to sleep in this fight.
Submitted Jul 15, 2008 1:24PM by MMAcca - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
Shane Carwin vs Neil Wain UFC 89 fight confirmed
Up-and-coming heavyweight prospects, Shane Carwin (9-0) and Neil Wain (4-0), will lock horns at UFC 89: “Leben vs. Bisping” at The National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham, England, on October 19, according to UFC.com. Carwin lived up to the hype in his inaugural appearance for the promotion, finishing Christian Wellisch with a punch just 44 seconds into their encounter at UFC 84: “Ill Will” in May. The enormous Colorado native still has not made it into the second round of any of his professional mixed martial arts fights. In fact, Carwin has spent less than eight minutes COMBINED in his nine pro performances.
Submitted Jul 15, 2008 1:22PM by MMAcca - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
  » December 2014
  » November 2014
  » October 2014
  » September 2014
  » August 2014
  » July 2014
  » June 2014
  » May 2014
  » April 2014
  » March 2014
  » February 2014
  » January 2014
  » December 2013
  » November 2013
  » October 2013
  » September 2013
  » August 2013
  » July 2013
  » June 2013
  » May 2013
  » April 2013
  » March 2013
  » February 2013
  » January 2013
  » December 2012
  » November 2012
  » October 2012
  » September 2012
  » August 2012
  » July 2012
  » June 2012
  » May 2012
  » April 2012
  » March 2012
  » February 2012
  » January 2012
  » December 2011
  » November 2011
  » October 2011
  » September 2011
  » August 2011
  » July 2011
  » June 2011
  » May 2011
  » April 2011
  » March 2011
  » February 2011
  » January 2011
  » December 2010
  » November 2010
  » October 2010
  » September 2010
  » August 2010
  » July 2010
  » June 2010
  » May 2010
  » April 2010
  » March 2010
  » February 2010
  » January 2010
  » December 2009
  » November 2009
  » October 2009
  » September 2009
  » August 2009
  » July 2009
  » June 2009
  » May 2009
  » April 2009
  » March 2009
  » February 2009
  » January 2009
  » December 2008
  » November 2008
  » October 2008
  » September 2008
  » August 2008
  » July 2008
  » June 2008
  » May 2008
  » April 2008
  » March 2008
  » February 2008
  » January 2008
  » December 2007
  » November 2007
  » October 2007
  » September 2007
  » August 2007
  » July 2007
  » June 2007