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Dustin Hazelett returns at UFC 96, Ben Saunders likely opponent
UFC welterweight Dustin Hazelett (12-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC), who's won three "Fight Night" bonuses totaling $105,000 in his past two fights, will return to action in his home state of Ohio for UFC 96. His opponent for the March 7 event at Nationwide Arena in Columbus will likely be Ben Saunders (7-0-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC).
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 10:03PM by Muay-Thai_Mogwai - 21 comments
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Despite recent arrest Josh Neer will fight at UFC Fight Night 17
Despite his recent arrest for second-offense operating a vehicle while intoxicated and eluding after a New Year's Day high-speed police chase, Josh Neer will be permitted to fight Mac Danzig next month as planned. The Neer-Danzig fight is a co-main event for UFC Fight Night 17 at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. Mickey Dubberly, CEO of Neer's management team at KO Dynasty, today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the Feb. 7 fight will go on as planned. "Josh will be fighting Mac Danzig Feb. 7 in the co-main event in Tampa as scheduled," Dubberly stated in an email to MMAjunkie.com. "Josh has been training very hard for this fight and is looking forward to putting on a great fight for the UFC and fans. Josh would like to once again thank his family, fans, friends, training partners, UFC and everyone that has supported him through his career."
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 8:11PM by SmileR - 8 comments
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Gray Maynard vs. Jim Miller - UFC 96
Highly touted lightweight fighters Jim Miller (13 - 1) and Gray Maynard (6 - 0) are going to be facing off at UFC 96, March 7th in Ohio..... Saw this on a few sites that I frequent.... Discuss
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 4:25PM by BDON911 - 19 comments
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Newcomer Paulo Thiago likely to debut against Josh Koscheck at UFC 95
UFC newcomer and undefeated Brazilian prospect Paulo Thiago (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has agreed to meet veteran welterweight Josh Koscheck (12-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) next month at UFC 95.
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 2:55PM by Wolfenstein - 26 comments
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David Loiseau To Return To UFC At UFC 97
After being cut by the promotion a couple years ago, former Middleweight contender David Loiseau will now return to UFC at UFC 97 in April. His opponent will be Ed Herman. Loiseau recently won the XMMA Middleweight Title.
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 1:22PM by DCRage - 26 comments
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UFC Coming to Memphis
When will they be there? -Citing various sources close to fighters that are expected to appear on the card, FiveOuncesofPain.com is reporting that the UFC will make it's first stop in Memphis, Tennessee on April 1 for UFC Fight Night 18. The broadcast is set to be a lead in for the debut of The Ultimate Fighter 9, which will feature a team USA coached by the winner of Rich Franklin vs. Dan Henderson, and Team UK coached by Michael "The Count" Bisping. The only fight confirmed for the April Fools Day card is The Ultimate Fighter 8 lightweight winner Efrain Escudero going up against "Lil' Heathen" himself, Jeremy Stephens.
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 7:02AM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
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Josh Koscheck Added to UFC 95
MMAmania.com learned this weekend that the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) member has been approached about beefing up an event that could need a little more of it. The promotion has done a nice job of filling up the card with solid match ups after the services of marquee attractions such as Chuck Liddell and Anderson Silva could not be secured, but the Spike TV special could use a little more star power.
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 4:46AM by Wolfenstein - 5 comments
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TUF 10 set to bring back heavyweight division
UFC President, Dana White could be about to bring back the heavyweight division to the popular reality show, “The Ultimate Fighter” for its 10th season set to screen late in 2009. According to a report by the Wrestling Observer, White has hinted that Olympic Judo Gold Medalist, Satoshi Ishii could feature on the show and has possibly been offered a slot on the show.
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 4:40AM by Wolfenstein - 21 comments
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Matt Riddle vs. Steve Bruno added to UFN 17 in February
An alumnus from the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter, Matt Riddle had been scheduled to make his welterweight debut in a UFC 91 matchup this past November against Ryan Thomas. However, a serious knee injury sustained while training forced Riddle off the card and created an opening for fellow TUF 7 veteran Matt Brown. Riddle has been making progress in his recovery from the injury and sources close to 22-year old fighter have informed FiveOuncesOfPain.com that he’s expected to return to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 17 on February 7 against Steve “Hollywood” Bruno.
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 4:28AM by Wolfenstein - 1 comment
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Brazilian brawler Wanderlei Silva is scheduled to meet with UFC president Dana White this week to determine his next challenge. The former Pride champion is not thrilled about a possible cut to middleweight. He walks around at 215 pounds, and doesn’t like to cut more than 10 pounds for a fight. He denied an immediate move to the division below him, but said he would wait to hear from “the boss.”
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 3:57AM by Wolfenstein - 13 comments
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The news was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com on Sunday by Lister's management team at Haymaker's Empire. According to his manager, Lister requested the release and the UFC granted his leaving the organization. The former Abu Dhabi champion is already in talks with several promotions, including Dream and Affliction, for a new deal.
Submitted Jan 5, 2009 3:55AM by Wolfenstein - 15 comments
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Chuck Liddell says he’ll take the light heavyweight title from Rashad Evans
“I’ll fight anybody they put in front of me as long as it gets me back closer to the title. I have to try to be the best at what am I doing. I want Rashad Evans, he’s got the title and I’ll take it.” Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell — who was most recently on the wrong end of a vicious knockout at UFC 88: “Breakthrough” courtesy of Rashad Evans — wants another crack at “Sugar” when asked who he’d like to fight next. That more than likely isn’t going to happen anytime soon — Liddell has lost three of his last four fights. And he no longer appears to be the same world beater who dominated the talent-rich 205-pound division for two years up until 2007. “Iceman” is expected to return at UFC 96 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on March 7; however, his opponent remains a mystery. With a win in March, Liddell — who has been getting some extra training at American Top Team (ATT) recently — could very well begin to mount his final assault on the light heavyweight hill before calling it a career. Because of his celebrity and drawing power it’s not crazy to imagine that two impressive wins could get him to the top, regardless of what else is happening in the division. Can he pull it off? Does he have enough gas left in the tank? Has he been surpassed in skill by the other top fighters in the division? Let us hear your opinions in the comments section below. Full interview
Submitted Jan 4, 2009 10:50PM by SmileR - 25 comments
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Fioravanti vs. Johnson To Be Added To UFN 17
A hard-hitting matchup is about to be added to UFN 17 in February: Anthony Johnson vs. Luigi Fioravanti should be made official next week. Unfortuantely the bout is currently planned as a prelim and thus may not air on TV.
Submitted Jan 3, 2009 4:30PM by DCRage - 16 comments
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Kendall Grove vs. Jason Day Possible At UFC 96
Having not fought since his decision win over the late Evan Tanner last year, it now appears that TUF 3 winner Kendall Grove will return to action at UFC 96 and face Jason Day.
Submitted Jan 3, 2009 12:04PM by DCRage - 14 comments
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Recent MMA Fighter Deaths Raise Questions
The death of former heavyweight title contender Justin Eilers, due to a gunshot wound at the hands of his stepfather at a Christmas night party, marked the third death of a recent UFC fighter from under strange circumstances in a short period of time. Is the spate of deaths a harbinger of bad things to come, or is it a radmon series of coincidences?
Submitted Jan 3, 2009 8:50AM by DCRage - 10 comments
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Joe Rogan: Brock Is A Superhuman Sponge
Count Joe Rogan among those impressed with new UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. Rogan says Lesnar is a "sponge", trains all the time, is 100% dedicated, and is superhuman, among other things.
Submitted Jan 3, 2009 8:48AM by DCRage - 2 comments
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TUF 8 Champ May Debut At UFN 19
Although no announcement has been made and paperwork is not done yet, Jeremy Stephens says that he will be the opponent for TUF 8 Lightweight winner Efrain Escudero in his first post-TUF fight, likely to be at UFN 19 in April.
Submitted Jan 2, 2009 3:48PM by DCRage - 11 comments
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Alistair Overeem: "Going to Attend UFC 93 and In talks with UFC" !!!!!!
He says he wants Lesnar, Fedor and Mir - Plans to attend UFC 93, and is in talks with Dana white and the UFC. This is huge - Big step closer to having Overeem WHIPE OUT the UFC HW divison!!!
Submitted Jan 2, 2009 2:45PM by kastro_316 - 37 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations
New champ Frank Mir: misinformation an effective strategy
"Every fighter gets injured a lot during training camps," Mir said. "One thing I've learned not to do is – I don't really give any validity to my injuries. Some of my injuries are fake. I've faked a few injuries in the past but not to pull out of fights or anything. It's just there a lot of rumors out there, and when I hear them, I help people out. ... 'Go tell people and put it on the Internet.'
Submitted Jan 2, 2009 3:36AM by Wolfenstein - 7 comments
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Josh Neer – a veteran of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and International Fight League – was arrested early Thursday morning by Des Moines, Iowa police, according to the Des Moines Register. Polk County (Iowa) records show he was charged with a second-offense operating while intoxicated charge and eluding while more than 25 miles-per-hour in excess of the speeding limit.
Submitted Jan 1, 2009 3:38PM by Wolfenstein - 25 comments
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