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Sergio Gomez – The Price of Glory
(wec.tv)
With three brothers and six sisters, you can bet that WEC lightweight contender Sergio Gomez learned how to fight from an early age. Luckily for him, those early battles for the bathroom in the morning or for the last piece of cake on holidays have paid off to the tune of seven wins in eight pro MMA fights. But despite his success, his only defeat - to Marcus Hicks last May - still haunts the 25-year old. “That is the most painful way to lose a fight,” said Gomez, who seemed to have things under control against Hicks before getting submitted by a guillotine choke in the second round. “Anybody who saw that fight knows I was winning the entire time. I just got caught in something I wasn’t prepared for.”
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 3:22PM by RMFG_187 - 1 comment
Filed under: WEC, UFC
 
George Sotiropoulos – A Man on a Mission
(ufc.com)
As a child growing up in Geelong, the second largest city in the state of Victoria, Australia’s George Sotiropoulos probably never imagined that he would be making his home in Long Island, New York a couple of decades later. But even though he hasn’t adopted the famous (or infamous, depending on your point of view) accent, the welterweight prospect is adjusting well to life in the land of the New York Islanders, Billy Joel, and Amy Fisher.
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 3:20PM by RMFG_187 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tibau Vs Stevenson at UFC86
(mmamania.com)
Joe Stevenson (28-8) will look to get back in the 155-pound title hunt when he takes on Gleison Tibau (15-5) at UFC 86 on July 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada. MMAmania.com learned that the bout was possible late last week and confirmed the match up earlier this morning.
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 12:25PM by Porch28 - 12 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Hazelett vs. Burkman Likely For TUF 7 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
Dustin Hazelett vs. Josh Burkman is about set for the TUF 7 Finale. Both have accepted the fight and it will be made official soon.
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 10:20AM by DCRage - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
American Top Team To Be On Display at UFC 86
(mmamania.com)
According to a posting on the American Top Team website, the camp will have at least 4 fighters in action at UFC 86: Gleison (Graison) Tibau, Cole Miller, Steve Bruno, and Ben Saunders. No opponents were disclosed.
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 10:17AM by DCRage - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, Fight Camp / Team
 
Cote Vs Almeida at UFC 86
(thefightnetwork.com)
Patrick “The Predator” Cote will climb another rung on the UFC’s middleweight ladder when he returns to the Octagon this summer. The Fight Network has learned that Cote will face Renzo Gracie protégé Ricardo Almeida at UFC 86 on Saturday, July 5 in Las Vegas.
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 8:16AM by Porch28 - 17 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Grice Takes Off To Prepare For Future
(mmaweekly.com)
Absent from UFC since his UFC 77 Fight Of The Night performance, Matt Grice recently explained that he's taken time off because he was accepted to the Oklahoma City Police Academy as a start to his career, but UFC has left the door open for his return.
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 8:05AM by DCRage - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Bidding Wars Coming to MMA? EliteXC Could Use CBS Deal to Add UFC Talent
(sports.aol.com)
In the sport of mixed martial arts, UFC is unquestionably the leading organization, and it's not even close. Other MMA promotions exist, but they haven't even come close to reaching the levels of popularity -- or the levels of fighting talent -- that UFC has achieved. But EliteXC has a chance of challenging UFC, thanks to a deal that will put it on CBS. Even if they do disappointing ratings by network television standards, the fights CBS will televise on May 31 will instantly become the most-watched fights in American MMA history. And if EliteXC is smart, it will use that to attract top fighters away from UFC.
Submitted Mar 25, 2008 7:53AM by grappler0000 - 3 comments
Filed under: EliteXC, UFC, General MMA
 
Tibau, Miller and Bruno Added to UFC 86
(mmajunkie.com)
Gleison Tibau (15-5 MMA, 3-2 UFC), Cole Miller (13-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and UFC newcomer Steve Bruno (11-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) have all been added to the UFC 86 fight card, the Florida-based American Top Team announced today. No opponents were named for the four ATT fighters. IMO this better be on the undercard
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 7:05PM by juanez13 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Diego Sanchez vs. Luigi Fioravanti to Headline TUF7 Finale
(mmajunkie.com)
"The Ultimate Fighter 1" winner Diego Sanchez (18-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and UFC welterweight Luigi Fioravanti (12-3 MMA, 3-3 UFC) will meet at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale in June. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) confirmed the bout with sources close to both fighters. Sherdog.com was the first to announce the fight last week and reported that it will serve as the night's main event.
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 6:20PM by nickcuc547 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Karo Parisyan: A Fight Tale
(ufc.com)
Some people are destined to live with aggressive circumstances underscoring their daily existence. Aggression is a fuel, renewable like ethanol, that comes from one’s environment and which can lead you to success or disaster. Karo Parisyan is the picture of success through aggression and it has danced before his eyes like aging celebrities on reality television. This tale has taken many forms but none as unique as that experienced by “The Heat”. This is A Fight Tale.
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 4:33PM by Porch28 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Ultimate Fighter 8 News
(mmaweekly.com)
Spike TV and the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Monday announced a casting call for season eight of “The Ultimate Fighter.” The tryouts are scheduled to take place on April 10 in Boston at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 4:27PM by Porch28 - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Silva-Jones in negotiations for boxing match.
(mmajunkie.com)
Representatives of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. have confirmed that they are actively engaging in talks for a future boxing match. Link:
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 3:26PM by owen1 - 19 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Fitch: GSP's running scared
(setanta.com)
so I pasted it below as well. I thought it was quite funny myself. Enjoy.

Jon Fitch has accused Georges St-Pierre of running scared and he has called on The UFC to finally give him a title shot. Fitch took his UFC record to 8-0 with a convincing victory over Chris Wilson, and now he wants a crack at the welterweight title. St-Pierre fights Matt Serra at “UFC 83: Serra vs St-Pierre 2" in a bid to reclaim his belt after Serra stunned him with a first round knock-out at "UFC 69". Related Links UFC Fitch is adamant he should be next in line to face the winner, and while he would not predict a winner, he taunted St-Pierre – claiming he is scared. “The thing I’ve noticed most about St-Pierre in his recent performances is he has become a wrestler. Since getting knocked out he’s been unwilling to stand and trade with people,” said Fitch. “He had an easy win against Matt Hughes in their second fight where he knocked him out, but after being knocked out by Serra he took the hard road in the next fight with Hughes and tried to outwrestle a wrestler. “That shows to me he’s afraid of getting knocked out, so I don’t see him standing and putting away Serra on his feet. “I see this fight going five rounds and being similar to GSP against BJ Penn.” Commenting on his own plight, Fitch believes nobody has worked harder for a title shot than he has. “I’ve paid my dues and I think I should be pretty close to that position. Not many guys go 8-0 in The UFC,” he said. “I’ve fought a lot of tough guys, whether or not the fans know the names, these guys have all been tough b******s. “I asked [match-maker] Joe Silva to give me the toughest guys, because I’m here to find out how good I am; at the end of the day it’s about how I sleep at night. “I don’t care how many people kiss my ass and tell me I’m great…I just think I deserve a title shot.”
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 2:31PM by Rush - 76 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Thiago Alves Prepares to Counter Karo Parisyan’s Judo
(blog.mmapredictions.com)
On April 2nd Brazilian MMA fighter Thiago Alves will take on longtime UFC personality Karo Parisyan at the Ultimate Fight Night 13. Their fight, which will be shown on SpikeTV’s three hour broadcast live from Broomfield, Colorado, is among the dozen fights that will take place that evening.
Submitted Mar 24, 2008 12:31AM by wolfman - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Joe Lauzon: Redefinition
(ufc.com)
Where does submission grappling, boxing, jiu-jitsu and wrestling cross-pollinate with computer science and information science technology expertise?
Submitted Mar 23, 2008 3:37PM by Porch28 - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Tuf love for Troy Mandaloniz
(mmajunkie.com)
With the debut of the seventh installment of SpikeTV's "The Ultimate Fighter" less than two weeks away, season six veteran Troy "Rude Boy" Mandaloniz (3-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) knows first-hand that the opportunity for success by the show's participants can often be hampered by the difficulties of life inside the "TUF" house.
Submitted Mar 23, 2008 3:31PM by Porch28 - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
 
GSP VS. SERRA PITS NO. 1 AGAINST NO. 2
(mmaweekly.com)
1. Georges St. Pierre Since joining the ranks of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Georges St. Pierre has done one thing and done it well… win. En route to amassing a 15-2 professional record, his only losses are to former welterweight champion Matt Hughes and current champion Matt Serra.
Submitted Mar 23, 2008 9:03AM by Porch28 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
Clay Guida is ready for return
(mmaweekly.com)
espite having mixed results as a lightweight in the UFC’s talented 155-pound division, Clay ‘The Carpenter’ Guida has had an otherwise stellar mixed martial arts career. Holding an impressive 22-9 professional record, Guida has competed against (and beaten) many of the top lightweight fighters competing in the sport today. Some of Guida’s biggest career victories have been over opponents such as IFL lightweight standout Bart Palaszewski, in addition to victories over top lightweights such as Josh Thompson and Marcus Aurelio.
Submitted Mar 23, 2008 9:01AM by Porch28 - 6 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
UFC 85 on Spike TV
(dreamfighters.com)
Quoted from Rashad Evans: "Tune in June 7th for my fight in London against Chuck"Iceman"Liddell. It will be aired live on Spike tv. Stay posted." According to him, UFC 85 will be LIVE and FREE on spike TV. maybe this is Dana white trying to match up with CBS MMA airings. Stay tuned for further confirmation. It should be noted that on UFC.com that this event is listed to be a PPV event.
Submitted Mar 22, 2008 11:40PM by wolfman - 15 comments
Filed under: UFC
 
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