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Oct 18, 2011 7:24 am

ProElite HW Tourny Participants Announced

ProElite has announced the field for its eight-man heavyweight tournament. The bracket, filled with fighters ready for a wider audience, is highlighted by 2009 NCAA wrestling champion Mark Ellis of the University of Missouri. Ellis (1-0) will take on Ryan Martinez (5-1). In another opening-round battle, Richard Odoms of Texas faces Jason Bosler of Illinois....

Oct 18, 2011 7:17 am

PROELITE, INC. ANNOUNCES MULTI-FIGHT DEAL WITH HDNET

ProElite, Inc., a subsidiary of Stratus Media Group, Inc. today announced it has signed a new, multi-fight, multi-year television deal, unveiled on last night’s LIVE broadcast of “Inside MMA”. The fight promotions company will air LIVE coverage of “HDNet Fights: ProElite – Big Guns” on November 5 at the iWireless Center in Moline, IL. “After...

Oct 17, 2011 5:40 pm

BJPENN.COM Middleweight Top 10 (Updated 10/17/11)

The world top 10 middleweight rankings according to the panel at BJPENN.COM consist of all UFC and Strikeforce fighters with the exception of Bellator champion, Hector Lombard. Anderson Silva is the current UFC middleweight champion and as such gets the number one seat on our rankings system. With his years of dominance over the middleweight...


Oct 17, 2011 5:00 pm

Mitrione Feels Dangerous: Ready to take out Kongo in spectacular fashion

“I promise you I’m ready to scrap. I’ve put in so much work. I’m ready, I’m excited, I’m not overtrained. I feel l’m ready to go. I’m going to give a wonderful performance. If Cheick wins, damn good job but I really feel I’m going to give a hell of a run for it. I...

Oct 17, 2011 4:36 pm

Oli Thompson & John Hathaway Injured, off UFC 138 card

Injuries and illness have prompted changes to the November 5 fight card taking place in Birmingham, England. In heavyweight news, Oli Thompson has been forced to withdraw from the event due to injury. Original opponent Phil De Fries has verbally agreed a matchup against fellow Englishman Rob Broughton, who will return to his home country...

Oct 17, 2011 4:30 pm

Hendo Will Be Looking For Knockout In “Shogun” Fight

“I’m hoping it’s an explosive fight. Both have the ability to finish it via knockout, but it’s a five rounds bout, so we don’t have to rush into it. We don’t wanna get into a situation where Dan is tired for not having got his coups right. So, we’ll take our time during this fight....

Oct 17, 2011 4:24 pm

Report: After Consecutive Losses Jorge Santiago Hits The Unemployment Line

Once thought to make waves in the UFC’s middleweight division, former Senguku middleweight champion, Jorge Santiago has been released from the UFC following back-to-back losses. Santiago came into the UFC following an impressive run across multiple promotions, but as luck would have it, the UFC brass put him in against some elite competition right off...

Oct 17, 2011 3:23 pm

Tim Sylvia Books Andreas Kraniotakes as Rizzo Replacement in ProElite II

As we announced earlier today, Pedro Rizzo was forced to withdraw from his scheduled meeting with Tim Sylvia due to an arm injury suffered while training. ProElite officials took little time to book the replacement and have none other than German import Andreas Kraniotakes to fill the main event void. ProElite II is set to...

Oct 17, 2011 3:08 pm

VIDEO: Jon Jones Ready To Beat Machida Worse Than Ever Before

“We’re not fighting the undefeated Lyoto Machida anymore. I’ve watched him lose several rounds now through studying and I just happen to have two coaches that are southpaws now as well so there’s a lot of knowledge in my camp about fighting guys with opposite stances. We feel comfortable, we feel as if there’s been...

Oct 17, 2011 1:07 pm

UFC 137 Prelims Set For Live Facebook Stream

As expected, UFC officials have announced that the five-fight UFC 137 untelevised preliminary card is set to stream live for free on popular social network, facebook.com. “UFC 137: St. Pierre vs. Diaz” is set to take place on October 29th from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view event will feature a...

Oct 17, 2011 1:00 pm

Pedro Rizzo Out Of ProElite II Bout With Tim Sylvia

With just three weeks until fight night, ProElite’s headlining bout has suffered a change. In the scheduled main event, Tim Sylvia was expected to face off with fellow MMA veteran, Pedro Rizzo; however, Rizzo has been forced off the card with an Arm injury. ProElite officials are actively seeking a replacement opponent and hope to...

Oct 17, 2011 12:50 pm

UFC 137 Weigh-Ins Set for October 28th, Frank Mir to Host Q&A

“UFC 137: St-Pierre vs. Condit” is now two weeks away and we gained word today that the weigh-ins for the event are set to take place the day before, on Friday, October 28th, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The same venue will also play host to the following night’s pay-per-view...

Oct 17, 2011 11:55 am

Gilbert Melendez Talks About His Friend And Teammate Nick Diaz

“Every time you watch Nick Diaz, you’re about to see a fight and you can’t guarantee that with all these matches. A lot of people treat this as a sparring session or they could be a little boring, but when you see Nick Diaz, he’s there to fight and you’re gonna see a full-on exciting...

Oct 17, 2011 10:28 am

Lindland Thinks Silva will try weasel out of bout with Chael

“Anderson will to find a way to weasel out of that fight. I don’t know what his contractual obligations are as far as who he has to fight as a champion but they’re already laying the ground work… His manager Ed Soares is already making excuses for Anderson to not take that fight so yeah...

Oct 17, 2011 10:02 am

Anthony Pettis Wants To Take The Joe Lauzon Challenge

“I don’t know who my next opponent is but I’m going for that title shot, that title shot run, so anybody who’s a top five guy, I’m ready for them. Joe Lauzon beat Melvin Guillard, I think that would be a great fight for me.” In a recent interview with CageFanatic.com, the last reigning WEC...

Oct 17, 2011 8:45 am

Shogun Moves Camps Again: Not Training At Kings MMA For Fight With Dan Henderson

“We don’t see any advantage at this moment to feed our opponents information about the work we’ve been developing, This is a work philosophy we’ve adopted at other times, and now we’ve decided to do it again. It’s nothing to do with the fans, and we understand their hunger for news. At the right time,...

Oct 17, 2011 8:35 am

QuickTwitt: Vinny Magalhaes Doesn't Want The M-1 Title, Asks For Return To UFC

M-1 light-heavyweight champion, Vinny Magalhaes recently defended his title at this past weekend’s M-1 event and did so in spectacular fashion (check the video entry below). The victory market his seventh win in his past eight fights and apparently the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace wants a second shot in the UFC. He detailed his reasoning recently...

Oct 17, 2011 8:24 am

Maiquel Falcao Joins Bellator Middleweight Ranks

Former UFC slugger, Maiquel Falcao has signed with Bellator Fighting Championship. Company CEO Bjorn Rebney announced the news this past weekend during the Spike.com preliminary broadcast. Falcao is best known for his sole performance in the UFC in November of 2010 when he fought and beat Gerald Harris in a very exciting three-round fight. After...

Oct 15, 2011 8:23 pm

Shane Carwin Has Been Told To Have Surgery Or Retire

“As a man of faith I know that you are never given more burden then you can carry. I feel that the last couple years have tested me in more ways then I have ever imagined. The challenges the being close to greatness and yet so far away has been nothing less then motivating. I...

Oct 15, 2011 11:51 am

ANTHONY PETTIS DISCUSSES UFC 136 VICTORY OVER JEREMY STEPHENS

This past Saturday, Sergio “Showtime” Pettis showcased perhaps his most complete all-around showing to date in a split-decision victory over experienced KO artist Jeremy Stephens. It was a tough, back-and-forth battle, but in the end, “Showtime” got his hand raised in victory. “This win over Stephens was huge! I needed to get back on the...

Oct 15, 2011 11:45 am

VIDEO: Carlos Condit UFC 137 Pre Fight Interview

“I want this. I’ve been training for this my entire life. Every wrestling match, every amateur boxing match that I’ve ever done was in preparation for this upcoming fight. Georges is very hard to game plan against. He’s as dynamic and well-rounded as they come. He’s a very, very tough puzzle to solve. I’m hard...