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TJ Grant Vs Ryo Chonan @ UFC 97
A welterweight fight has been added to the upcoming UFC 97 card in Montreal, as popular Canadian fighter T.J. Grant will make his debut with the promotion against veteran competitor Ryo Chonan. The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight who indicated that bout agreements have been signed for the contest. Spending time in organizations like TKO and King of the Cage, Grant has amassed an impressive record defeating top opponents including former UFC fighters Forrest Petz and Chad Reiner.
Submitted Jan 28, 2009 1:22PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
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Bonnar braces for return
The recession has negatively impacted millions of people, who have lost their jobs and their homes. Stephan Bonnar has been struggling the past few months, though his financial woes have little to do with the economic downturn. But when you’re a professional fighter who gets paid only when you compete, a serious injury is a devastating fact of life. Bonnar missed all of 2008 and will fight for the first time in 15 months on Saturday at UFC 94 when he meets Jon Jones at the MGM Grand Garden.
Submitted Jan 28, 2009 1:23AM by MMAcca - 8 comments
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UFC newcomer Derek Downey to replace Amir Sadollah at UFC Fight Night 17
UFC newcomer Derek Downey (10-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC), a six-year vet who's won five of his past six fights, has signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC and will make his octagon debut in place of an injured Amir Sadollah (1-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) on next week's UFC Fight Night 17 card. Multiple sources close to the fighter today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) of the signing.
Submitted Jan 28, 2009 1:07AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
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Houston Alexander returns at UFC 98 against Andre Gusmao
UFC light heavyweight Houston Alexander (8-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC) will look to end a three-fight losing streak when he meets Andre Gusmao (5-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 98. A source close to Alexander told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that both fighters have agreed to the fight and that bout agreements are close to finalized.
Submitted Jan 28, 2009 1:06AM by MMAcca - 16 comments
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Karo Parisyan set to come out like a tractor against ‘Stun Gun’ and kick his ass
“It’s very important. It’s important to beat him in a very violent way…. I’m going to come out from bell to bell and just try to crush him. I want to run through him like a tractor bro — like a tank. I have every intention to hurt him with everything I do until the fights over…. It’s time for me to get back on track, get back to training and back on the winning track. I have to start kicking everybody’s ass, doing some magic and some crazy Judo throws. I want to do stuff in the cage that you don’t see everyday…. I have to bring the old Karo back. I have to bring that aggressive style back to be a contender and become a champion.”
Submitted Jan 28, 2009 12:58AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
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UFC 100 will be July 11 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas
UFC 100 will be July 11 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. MMA is still not legal in New York, let alone sanctioned. If Liddell and Silva win their upcoming fights, against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Thales Leites, respectfully, it could occur, but I doubt it. For what it’s worth, White insists he hasn’t begun to work on matchmaking for that show yet.
Submitted Jan 27, 2009 11:09PM by Givershit - 13 comments
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Matt Wiman vs. Sam Stout expected for UFC 97 in Montreal
Verbal commitments have been secured from both Matt Wiman and Sam Stout to face each other at UFC 97 on April 18 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada, sources have revealed to FiveOuncesOfPain.com.
Submitted Jan 27, 2009 6:15PM by Wolfenstein - 15 comments
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Jeremy Stephens steps up to take on Joe Lauzon at UFC Fight Night 17
Great matchmaking on short notice. After Hermes' torn ACL, Jeremy Stephens steps up to take on Joe Lauzon.
Submitted Jan 27, 2009 5:15PM by BrutalKnockOut - 16 comments
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Carlos Condit to UFC after Brock Larson Injury
Brock Larson injured, Condit makes jump to UFC, possibly debuting at UFC Fight Night 18.
Submitted Jan 27, 2009 5:13PM by BrutalKnockOut - 25 comments
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GSP '' It's A Fight That's Going To make History''
Being a part of the biggest fight in UFC history could rattle a lot of fighters. With millions watching all over the world and thousands of fans in attendance, just about anybody could feel the nerves shaking their body, or the butterflies in their stomach. But one fighter who is as calm as can be is UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, who isn't thinking about hype, promotion or fan fare. He's only thinking about one thing. B.J. Penn.
Submitted Jan 27, 2009 1:01PM by MMAcca - 2 comments
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Another Reason Why BJ Penn vs. Georges St. Pierre 2 Is So Monumental
Dave Meltzer nails it: It is the first time in UFC history that, not just champions, but dominant champions who are on that night in their physical primes and the best in the world in their respective weight classes, will face off. The winner is basically guaranteed a spot in the UFC Hall of Fame. The loser, well, there’s a good chance he’s ending up there as well, but may have to take a longer road to get there.
Submitted Jan 27, 2009 1:00PM by MMAcca - 16 comments
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UFC 91 Replay Peaks At 3.3 Million Viewers
Mission accomplished again. Spike's replay of UFC 91 this past Saturday as counter-programming to Affliction 2 did a 1.7 rating with 2.3 million total viewers, peaking at 3.3 million during the broadcast. The numbers qualify as quite a success for UFC & Spike.
Submitted Jan 27, 2009 12:58PM by DCRage - 2 comments
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UFC 94 Weigh-In Details Announced
The UFC has announced the details for Friday's UFC 94 weigh-ins. They will take place Friday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas at 7 PM ET. ufc.com and espn.com will have live streaming video. UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans also will do a Q&A for Fight Club members.
Submitted Jan 27, 2009 12:10PM by DCRage - 1 comment
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"UFC Gyms" To Begin Appearing Worldwide
For its latest brand expansion, Dana White is going back to his pre-UFC roots: Aerobics instructor. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) today announced that it would soon unleash a global network of fitness centers dubbed, “UFC Gyms.” It’s being hailed in a recent press release as “the first major brand extension” for the promotion.
Submitted Jan 27, 2009 10:39AM by DCRage - 15 comments
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Dana White's UFC 94 Video Blog - Episode 2 1/27/09
Check out a quick peek at the upcoming season of the Ultimate Fighter, Dana's dad, among other things.
Submitted Jan 27, 2009 5:50AM by BrutalKnockOut - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, The Ultimate Fighter
UFC.com - Hughes, Serra and Sherk weigh in on GSP-Penn II
There will be plenty of discussion this week heading into UFC 94’s mega-clash between lightweight champion BJ Penn and welterweight champion Georges “Rush” St-Pierre in Las Vegas. After all, this is a highly-anticipated rematch pitting two of the worlds best pound-for-pound fighters, and big fights always make for big business—especially in the futile business of predicting who’s going to do what to the other. Sensationalists, mostly found in blogospheres, will have you believe that Georges St-Pierre is an unmovable object with divined wrestling leverage, and that Penn flies around on a magic carpet and is made of Silly Putty; level-headed sports talk will center more around GSP’s chin and Penn’s cardio. Romantics will remind everyone that a chin is just an extension of the heart, and that cardio is more literally about conditioning. It’s convoluted. The pre-fight hype, that is.
Submitted Jan 26, 2009 11:11PM by TimW001 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
Hermes Franca injured; off of UFC Fight Night 17
Hermes tears ACL in training, off of UFC Fight Night 17. That's a huge blow to that card, hopefully Hermes gets well soon.
Submitted Jan 26, 2009 11:01PM by BrutalKnockOut - 14 comments
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IT'S (almost) TIME…GSP Blog
GSP's Blog from today..........
Submitted Jan 26, 2009 9:59PM by crushedbacon - 1 comment
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Dana White's UFC 94 vlog -episode 1
Here's the first ep. of the UFC 94 vlog.
Submitted Jan 26, 2009 7:42PM by BDON911 - 4 comments
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Ryan Madigan replaces Dustin Hazelett at UFC 96
A pair of Ohio-based fighters have swapped spots on the UFC 96 fight card. An undisclosed injury has forced Dustin Hazelett (12-4 MMA, 5-2 UFC) out of a bout with Ben Saunders (7-0-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC). UFC newcomer Ryan Madigan (5-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC), who recently signed a four-fight deal with the organization, will take his spot on the card.
Submitted Jan 26, 2009 6:03PM by Wolfenstein - 5 comments
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