Archive: featured

Sep 12, 2011 2:55 pm

Nick Catone Out, Eric Schafer in Against Aaron Simpson At UFC 136

A shift to the card in UFC’s trip to Houston has been made now that middleweight fighter, Nick Catone has been forced to withdraw due to injury. In his place is the returning Eric Schafer who will make his second trip down to the middleweight division after spending the majority of career a weight class...

Sep 12, 2011 2:31 pm

Bisping Ready To Kill “Mayhem” Miller After Ultimate Fighter Season Was Over

“Miller’s mouth is bigger than his brain. I definitely get the upper hand throughout the entire season. I’m not talking about the fights, I’m just talking about the one-on-one interaction with Miller. I was a little disappointed it wasn’t Chael Sonnen. I think a lot of fans wanted to see that. But he had his...

Sep 12, 2011 2:19 pm

Ninja Roberts Out, Mike Stumpf In Against TJ Waldburger This Weekend

UFC newcomer Mike Stumpf has agreed to fill a vacant spot left by Cesar Gracie product, Ninja Roberts on just six days notice. A reason for Roberts’s absence is currently unknown. “UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger” is set to take place from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The card...

Sep 12, 2011 1:53 pm

Fitch vs. Hendricks In The Works For UFC 141

As we reported almost a month ago Jon Fitch vs. Johny Hendricks is in the works for Jon’s return to action. We did however, get the venue wrong. In our initial report, we speculated that Fitch would return to his hometown of San Jose for UFC 139 but sources are now indicating that the Fitch...

Sep 12, 2011 11:09 am

Four "Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" Receive Medical Suspensions

The Ohio State Athletic Commission released the list of mandatory medical suspensions today issued to four of last Saturday’s Strikeforce event fighters. Amanda Nunes and “Cyborg” Santos received the lightest suspensions with just 30 days while Antonio Silva and Yoel Romero both received 60 days for their KO losses. Surprisingly, Daniel Cormier was not on...

Sep 12, 2011 11:06 am

"Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" Salary Report

The Heavyweight Grand Prix participants in last Saturdays Strikeforce event took home the majority of the $942,000 disclosed payroll. The Ohio State Athletic Commission released the figures today that show Josh Barnett in top position with $150,000.00 and his Grand Prix peers behind him with $100,000 each. The rest of the salary figures are as...

Sep 12, 2011 9:58 am

All Eight Fight Night 25 Prelim Fights To Air Live On Facebook

For MMA fans that just can’t get enough action, the UFC has opted once again to stream a prelim card on popular social network, facebook.com, for free. The stream marks the 10th consecutive event that the UFC has broadcast for free on facebook. “UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger” is set to take place...

Sep 12, 2011 8:50 am

Anderson Silva out until 2012 with shoulder injury

As he announced in the UFC 134 aftermath Anderson Silva had suffered from a shoulder injury that required pain medicine prior to his bout with Yushin Okami. That injury will reportedly keep the pound-for-pound greatest fighter in the world out of action until next year. MMAFighting.com got the scoop from Silva manager, Ed Soars: Anderson...

Sep 12, 2011 8:20 am

Rashad Evans To Host UFC 135 Q&A

The UFC has booked light-heavyweight number one contender, Rashad Evans, to host the pre-fight UFC 135 Q&A session in Denver later this month. “UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage” is set to take place on September 24 live on pay-per-view from Denver’s Pepsi Center. The card features a light-heavyweight title fight in its main event between...

Sep 12, 2011 8:11 am

Cung Le: Belfort is dangerous but so am I

“I’ll be in San Jose for UFC 139 and I’m fighting Vitor Belfort. I’m very excited and honored to be a part of the UFC. I want to thank Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta for the opportunity and I’m going to fight my heart out. What Vitor says doesn’t bother me. He can talk all...

Sep 10, 2011 9:59 pm

"Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov": Results

OFFICIAL MAIN CARD RESULTS: Josh Barnett def. Sergei Kharitonov via submission (head-arm triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:28 to advance to grand prix finals Daniel Cormier def. Antonio Silva via knockout (strikes) – Round 1, 3:56 to advance to grand prix finals Luke Rockhold def. Ronaldo Souza via unanimous decision (50-45, 48-47, 48-47) to become...

Sep 10, 2011 3:46 pm

BAMMA 7 Results

OFFICIAL RESULTS: Jim Wallhead def. Frank Trigg via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27) Paul Daley def. Jordan Radev via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) Jack Marshman def. Carl Noon via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:09 – to earn Lonsdale British middleweight title Andre Winner def. Jason Ball via unanimous decision Rob Sinclair def. Diego...

Sep 10, 2011 3:42 pm

Vitor Belfort Rumored to Face Cung Le at UFC 139

The stars continue to trickle over to the UFC. If rumors are true Cung Le will be the next to follow the trend. Vitor Belfort (20-9 MMA, UFC) announced on his official website that he’s fighting the former Strikeforce middleweight champion Cung Le (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at UFC 139 in San Jose, California. With...

Sep 10, 2011 3:36 pm

On the Road in Thailand – Tom Callos

The girls and I (my wife, Kathleen, daughter Chloe, 21, and Eleni, age 12) took off for parts barely known about a month ago. They came to see, I came to work, train, and evidently –to eat. Fish, sushi, the best Italian food outside of Italy (or so we hypothesized over our second glass of...

Sep 10, 2011 1:09 pm

Antonio Rogerio Nogueria vs. Tito Ortiz Aimed for UFC 140

This is the world of MMA at its best: Just a few months ago we were talking about the end of the legacy of Tito Ortiz. Going into his fight with Ryan Bader most fans thought that fight would have been the last time we saw him in the octagon. But here we are once...

Sep 10, 2011 7:02 am

UFC 137 Sold Out!

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that tickets to UFC 137 at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Oct. 29 sold out within a few hours of being made available to the public today. Headlined by a welterweight title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and the surging Carlos Condit, UFC 137 will also feature an outstanding co-main...

Sep 10, 2011 6:59 am

Jake Shields Comments on Diaz vs. Penn

“I really wanted to see that fight, as most people. I think everyone was excited to see Nick (Diaz) vs. GSP. Condit and St. Pierre is a good fight too, but obviously most people would probably agree that its not as good a fight…I think Dana is a smart guy and mostly fair. I don’t...

Sep 9, 2011 5:33 pm

Despite Missing Weight, Daley Still to Fight at BAMMA 7

Paul Daley (27-11-2) weighed in today five pounds overweight for his co-headlining fight against Jordan Radev at BAMMA 7. However, despite the missed weight by Daley the fight will still take place tomorrow at the NIA Arena in Birmingham, U.K. The night’s fights will also stream live on the BAMMA website at www.bamma.net Daley weighed...

Sep 9, 2011 3:46 pm

Carlos Condit Still Wants To Fight BJ Penn

“Nah, this title shot has been what I’ve wanted since I started fighting and I would still like to fight BJ. He’s a legend in the sport. I’ve looked up to him for a very long time and that would be a win that I would want on my record. For now, I’ve got to...

Sep 9, 2011 1:20 pm

"Strikeforce Grand Prix: Barnett vs. Kharitonov" Weigh In Results

MAIN CARD (Showtime) Josh Barnett (261) vs. Sergei Kharitonov (256.5) Daniel Cormier (247) vs. Antonio Silva (264.5) Champ Ronaldo Souza (185) vs. Luke Rockhold (185) Roger Gracie (205) vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (205) Maximo Blanco (155) vs. Pat Healy (155) PRELIMINARY CARD (HDNet) Mike Kyle (205) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (205) Rafael “Feijao”...

Sep 9, 2011 9:20 am

Cesar Gracie: Nick's Respect For Penn, Makes This Fight Harder

“[BJ Penn] is the better fighter of the two. Georges St. Pierre is the bigger fighter of the two. He can beat people by being bigger or whatever. But this is the better fighter of the two. He’s more technical. He’s got a better ground game. He’s got a better stand up game.” “He wants...

Sep 8, 2011 6:43 pm

BJ Penn Meets Nick Diaz At UFC 137

“This is crazy but here we go again! You wanted it. You got it so you got it. Penn vs. Diaz Oct 29th in Vegas”. Dana White just announced via his Twitter account that BJ Penn will now face Nick Diaz at UFC 137. The announcement comes only the day after Diaz was pulled from...

Sep 8, 2011 3:30 pm

QUICK TWITT: BJ Penn Still Looking To Fight At UFC 137

“Dana just offered me a deal I can’t refuse. pretty sure I’m still fighting on Oct. 29th” BJ Penn has posted via his Twitter account that the UFC has made him an offer for a new opponent, and one he just can’t turn down. With Condit now fighting for the title, Jon Fitch out with...