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Brad Blackburn plans UFC return in 2010
Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight "Bad" Brad Blackburn recently signed a new multi-fight deal with the organization and expects to return to UFC action in early 2010. “I am going to be fighting in January or February,” he told MMAWeekly.com. “I already called them. I called the UFC last week. I said, ‘I can fight January 30th on.’ I’m trying to fight for a living now, and give it 100-percent. I’m not trying to be a spectator. I’ve been feeling like a spectator lately.”
Submitted Oct 21, 2009 3:52PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 0 comments
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Former UFC Champion Tim Sylvia Agrees to DREAM New Year's Eve Fight
Tim Sylvia has verbally agreed to make his Japanese MMA debut for DREAM on New Year's Eve. Sylvia's agent Monte Cox confirmed the news with FanHouse. The former UFC heavyweight champion will be a part of the Dynamite!! 2009 MMA/K-1 hybrid show, which has become a yearly tradition in Japan.
Submitted Oct 21, 2009 2:05PM by emfleek - 9 comments
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UFC Main Events Premieres November 7 On Spike
You knew it was coming, and UFC & Spike made it official today-as counter-programming against Strikeforce's 11/7 event on CBS, Spike announced a special called "UFC Main Events" will air that night at 9 PM ET. The program will feature 4 bouts including fights that haven't aired on free TV before: Randy Couture vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Vitor Belfort vs. Rich Franklin, Forrest Griffin vs. Anderson Silva and BJ Penn vs. Kenny Florian.
Submitted Oct 21, 2009 1:53PM by DCRage - 6 comments
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Kyle Bradley vs. Rafael dos Anjos targeted for UFC Fight Night 20 prelims
A lightweight bout between Kyle Bradley (14-6 MMA, 1-2 UFC) and Rafael dos Anjos (12-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will soon be set for January's UFC Fight Night 20 event. A source close to one of the lightweight competitors told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) bout agreements are in the process of being finalized. Although not officially announced, UFC Fight Night 20 takes place Jan. 11, most likely at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va.
Submitted Oct 21, 2009 10:29AM by emfleek - 7 comments
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Silva-Belfort At UFC 108 "Up In The Air"
If you're looking forward to Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort at UFC 108 on January 2, keep the excitement in check-it's still not official. According to Silva's manager Ed Soares, Silva has not yet been cleared by doctors to resume training following recent elbow surgery so there's still a chance the fight will be off. But we won't know for sure for a few more days.
Submitted Oct 21, 2009 9:16AM by DCRage - 5 comments
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Rolles Gracie vs. Mustapha Al-Turk at UFC 109
For the first time since Royce Gracie stepped into the UFC Octagon in May 2006, another Gracie will make their way to the top MMA promotion as Rolles Gracie has signed a multi-fight deal with the organization and will make his debut at UFC 109 in February against British heavyweight, Mustapha Al-Turk
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 11:03PM by jae_1833 - 11 comments
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McCarthy Not Assigned to UFC 104
As if the CSAC wasn't in enough shambles already. Seriously I hope there is major outcry when a call gets blown this weekend. Referee “Big” John McCarthy will be conspicuously absent from UFC 104 this Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. “I contacted (the CSAC) and told them I was free on Oct. 24,” McCarthy told Sherdog.com Friday. McCarthy said he was later informed that he hadn’t been assigned to the event, the UFC’s first in California since UFC 76 in November 2007. McCarthy did not comment any further on the development.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 10:57PM by bojangalz - 8 comments
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Lyoto and Shogun face to face at TATAME
UFC’s octagon will be on fire next Saturday (24). On UFC 104 main event, the Karate fighter Lyoto Machida will put the light heavyweight title in line for the first time, and his opponent will be Maurício “Shogun” Rua. Before the fight for the title, Lyoto and Shogun agreed to TATAME’s invitation and were face to face to an exclusive chat that you can’t miss. The result of this meeting you check below.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 8:49PM by crushedbacon - 7 comments
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Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard To Main Event UFN 20
Although UFC Fight Night 20 still hasn't been announced yet by UFC, the January event in Virginia now has it's main event-Nate Diaz vs. Gray Maynard. Diaz's camp has confirmed the fight and word is Maynard will probably get a future title shot if he wins.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 7:57PM by DCRage - 24 comments
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Anderson Silva slams Vitor "betrayal"
Anderson Silva made clear in a recent conversation with Fighters Only that he is not impressed by the arrival of Vitor Belfort in the middleweight division. Anderson, well known for his constant refusal to fight his friend and training partner Lyoto Machida, is equally unimpressed by Belfort happily agreeing to fight him for his middleweight belt. Asked what he thinks about Belfort’s arrival in the UFC middleweight division, he sneered, “Which Vitor is that? The one who trained with me, Rogerio and Rodrigo a few months ago?”
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 5:29PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 9 comments
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Shogun Rua looking to exploit "The Dragon's" low guard on Oct. 24
“I am the underdog for sure but I am confident. Lyoto is the favorite, the current champion. Everybody bets he will beat me but I come in all my fights thinking I’m capable to win. I already see myself being victorious. If I think different, it’s better not fighting. I believe in me, in my game and know my potential. His game is standing, it’s hard to find him to hit and he has a good wrestling. Maybe his unique weakness is the low guard. If the fight ends until the fifth round, it’s going to be standing. I look to fight stand up and so does he, so it’ll be a knockout or judges decision.” Mauricio Rua weighs in on his upcoming title fight against Lyoto Machida at UFC 104 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on Oct. 24.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 5:26PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 13 comments
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Mark Munoz vs. Ryan Jensen inked for UFC 108 in Las Vegas
A bout between Mark Munoz (6-1 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and fellow middleweight Ryan Jensen (14-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) is set for the UFC's first-of-the-year event, UFC 108. Sources close to the bout confirmed with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that bout agreements were recently distributed and finalized just today. UFC 108 takes place Jan. 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The night's main card airs on pay-per-view, though Munoz vs. Jensen is expected to be part of the night's un-aired preliminary card.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 5:18PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 4 comments
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Chuck Liddell on potential Kimbo bout: ‘I guess I’d do it’
After getting the “tapped” out on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” Chuck Liddell is ready to get back into gym. The former UFC Light Heavyweight champion recently spoke with Sherdog Radio Network’s “Savage Dog Show” and expressed an interest in a possible comeback.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 5:17PM by ThaAxeMurderer7 - 16 comments
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'TUF 8' Winner Ryan Bader Aims to Dictate Fight vs. Experienced Eric Schafer
The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner Ryan Bader says his keys to beating Eric "Red" Schafer at UFC 104 is to dictate the fight and avoid Schafer's experienced Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game. Bader, one of the many wrestler-turned-MMA fighters out of the Arizona Combat Sports camp in Tempe, recently spoke with FanHouse as he looks to improve his undefeated MMA and UFC records to 11-0 and 3-0, respectively, on Nov. 24 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. Ray Hui: This is your third straight UFC opponent whose specialty is grappling, but Schafer is probably the most well-rounded. Ryan Bader: Eliot [Marshall] was pretty well-rounded also. He has some decent standup so I'd say Eliot was probably the most well-rounded as far as striking and jiu-jitsu, but what Eric Schafer brings to the table is experience, being in the big shows with guys like [Michael] Bisping, [Stephan] Bonnar and Houston Alexander and what not. He's been around the game so he definitely has that advantage.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 8:31AM by emfleek - 0 comments
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With Australian debut looming, UFC signs countrymen James Te Huna
The Ultimate Fighting Championship makes its Australian debut in February 2010, and in anticipation of the event, the promotion has added a countrymen to the roster. Australian MMA veteran James Te Huna has signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC.
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 8:29AM by emfleek - 9 comments
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Wren thinks Jackson is not a coach

5. It sure looked like Rampage and his coaches gave little support to their fighters after they lost. What was your impression? Justin Wren – “I absolutely have to agree with you. I heard Rampage saying it was the editing but even though his fighters liked him; look at the last TUF he was on and his record was 1-7. From the day I got there I knew I didn’t want to be on his team and I don’t think it has anything to do with the editing. He really did just ditch his fighters and to be honest he is no coach. I was really fortunate to be on Rashad’s Team.”
Submitted Oct 20, 2009 3:08AM by nwowolfpack - 0 comments
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Dana White willing to sell small stake in UFC to outside investor
Dana White speaks with Bloomberg regarding a possible 10-15% stake sale to a private investor.
Submitted Oct 19, 2009 9:19AM by emfleek - 13 comments
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UFC newcomer Rodney Wallace meets Brian Stann at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale
UFC newcomer Rodney Wallace (9-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will make his debut for the organization at December's The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale in a light-heavyweight contest with Brian Stann (7-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC). The bout was first reported by FiveOuncesOfPain.com, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed the addition with sources close to the event. The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale is scheduled for Dec. 5 at The Palms Casino & Resort in Las Vegas.
Submitted Oct 19, 2009 9:08AM by emfleek - 5 comments
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Brian Foster vs. Brock Larson added to "UFC 106: Lesnar vs. Carwin" in November
A pair of welterweights seeking to bounce back from losses will meet in November as Brian Foster (12-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Brock Larson (26-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) has been added to "UFC 106: Lesnar vs. Carwin." AOL FanHouse was the first to report the contest, and MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) has since confirmed the new matchup.
Submitted Oct 19, 2009 9:01AM by emfleek - 3 comments
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Jesse Lennox vs. Rick Story Expected For UFN 20
The rapid-fire UFC Fight Night 20 fight announcements just keep on coming. The 6th one in just the last day is Jesse Lennox vs. Rick Story, which both fighters have verbally agreed to.
Submitted Oct 17, 2009 5:46PM by DCRage - 5 comments
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