Report: UFC Eyeing UFC 74 for Georges St. Pierre’s Return
Although recently dethroned UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre will be medically cleared in time to fight at UFC 73 in July, the UFC is looking for the Canadian to make his return to the Octagon in August, according to The Fight Network.Currently, the only rumored event set for August is UFC 74, which is expected to take place Aug. 25 and feature two title defenses: heavyweight champion Randy Couture vs. the winner of this weekend’s Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Gabriel Gonzaga main event, and lightweight champion Sean Sherk vs. Hermes Franca.
Leonard Garcia Earns Second Shot at UFC Win
UFC rookie Leonard Garcia (9-2 MMA, 0-1 UFC), who battled Roger Huerta (17-1-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) in one of UFC 69’s most entertaining fights, will be invited back to the UFC for a second fight, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Steve Sievert.
Garcia, who filled in for Alvin Robinson on just one month’s notice, dropped a unanimous decision to Huerta. But his constant smiling and refusal to slow down for 15 full minutes earned him a standing ovation at the bout’s conclusion.
It also earned him a second shot at a UFC victory.
Cincinnati Likely to Host October UFC Event
UFCjunkie.com has heard from a few sources this past week that the UFC still intends to put on an event in Cincinnati later this year, and it could happen as soon as October. Additionally, a rematch between current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and former champ Rich Franklin would be one of the marquee matches.
Steve Vigneault Injured, Cote vs. Wallace to Headline TKO 29
UFC veteran Steve Vigneault has suffered an injury which has forced him to withdraw from his upcoming title fight with Jonathan Goulet at TKO 29: Reprecussion. The fight was originally scheduled to take place at TKO 28: Inevitable but again Vigneault was forced to drop the fight when it was announced he injured his knee during training.
PRIDE Planning Museum Establishment
PRIDE Worldwide owner, Lorenzo Fertitta, has stated he has plans to build a museum establishment along with gyms and sports bars. Apparently the museum will be built in Tokyo and it will include a section commemorating PRIDE’s past and present champions.
R.M.B.J.J.F. - Hosts Top of the Rockies Grappling Championship
Rocky Mountain Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation - 2007 Top of the Rockies Grappling Championships
05/20/2007, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Northglenn Rec Center, 11801 Community Center Drive, Northglenn, CO 80233-1003
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Second Check in is to be announced with in a few days before the tournament
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Weekend Report: Pacquiao and Fedor win
Saturday nights are seeming more and more crammed with fights each week, both boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) and this past Saturday’s action included an exceptional boxing card by Top Rank, headlined by Manny Pacquiao vs. Jorge Solis and the world’s best MMA fighter Fedor Emelianenko back in action on a Bodog Fight MMA card.
Loiseau and Eastman to fight for new promotion
Hall of Fame boxing referee Richard Steele is the latest of the masses out there to try and throw their hat into the mixed martial arts arena. Steele will be starting a new promotion called "Steele Cage Promotions." The first card will take place on July 7 in Las Vegas. Signed to fight on the card are former UFC fighters Marvin Eastman and David Loiseau. A new sanctioning body called the International Fighting Organization (IFO) has been formed so that titles can be at stake.
EliteXC announces Shamrock vs. Baroni
After months of deliberations, one of the most anticipated showdowns in mixed martial arts history will finally come to fruition when former UFC middleweight champion, Frank Shamrock, battles fellow knockout artist and consummate showman, “The New York Badass” Phil Baroni, for the vacant Strikeforce world middleweight (185 lb. limit) championship during the main event of “Judgment Day,” a live, Pay Per View televised Strikeforce-EliteXC cage fight card that will take place at San Jose, California’s HP Pavilion on Friday, June 22nd.
Future PRIDE plans
Daily Sports has a report quoting Nobuhiko Takada about the upcoming Lightweight GP tournament. Takada is quoted as saying that it will begin on July 16th at Nagoya’s Rainbow Hall. Interestingly enough, he also claims that PRIDE 35 will take place in California this June.
In Nikkan Sports, Takada discusses a proposal to create a large PRIDE-themed museum (and gym) in Roppongi (Tokyo).
Some Joe Doerkson News.
Joe Doerksen has signed a 3 fight contract with Pride and is rumored to fight in the next Pride card, He has recently trained with Rich Franklin helping prepare Franklin for Jason. He also trained with Jeremy 'Gumby' Horn, and last weekend had a warm-up fight in Japan in DEEP. Joe won via Triangle choke. Is anyone excited to see how he fairs in Pride. He has recently fought in the IFL and has faught Matt Lindland in the UFC which he lost and therefore didn't get another fight in the UFC. I have been impressed with his performance and wanna see how a fellow Canadian will do in Pride. So anyone wanna send some War Doerksen for some good luck in his upcoming fights?
Fedor vs Lindland
"I absolutely, absolutely would like a rematch,” said Lindland. “I’m not saying the outcome would have been any different but that’s a much different fight if the referee does what he’s supposed to and I wind up on top and am able to utilize my skills there.”
Bodog Fight Results
Julie Kedzie (7-6-0) defeats Julia Berezikova (1-2-0) by TKO due to strikes at 2:49 in the second round.
Ray Steinbass (9-3-0) defeats Dmitry Samoilov (2-1-1) by choke at 3:00 in the first round.
Erik Oganov (5-5-0) defeats Derrick Noble (20-9-1) by TKO due to strikes at 2:55 in the second round.
Amar Suloev (23-6-0) defeats Andy Foster (8-2-0) by KO due to punching at 0:26 in the first round.
Josh Curran (2-0-0) defeats Jarno Nurminen (1-1) by TKO due to strikes in the third round.
Rodrigo Damm (5-1) defeats Santino Defranco (14-6) by choke at 1:58 in the second round.
Bill Mahood (15-5-1) defeats Steve Steinbass (1-1) by unanimous decision after three rounds.
Roman Zentsov (16-10-0) defeats Kristof Midoux (5-8-0) by TKO due to corner stoppage at the end of the first round.
Amanda Buckner (10-4-1) defeats Hitomi Akano (9-3-0) by unanimous decision after three rounds.
Jorge Santiago (13-7-0) defeats Andrei Semenov (25-9-2) by TKO due to strikes at 4:48 in the second round.
Aleksander Emelianenko (10-3-0) defeats Eric Pele (10-3-0) by KO due to punches at 4:07 in the first round.
Nick Thompson (31-9-1) defeats Eddie Alvarez (9-1-0) by TKO due to strikes at 4:32 in the second round.
Fedor Emelianenko (26-1-0) defeats Matt Lindland (20-5-0) by armbar at 2:58 in the first round.
Putin hosts Van Damme, fighters at St Petersburg palace
Russian President Vladimir Putin rolled out the red carpet for Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme and a score of grizzled martial arts fighters in Saint Petersburg, state-run television reported Sunday.
Putin treated the fighters to tea and cakes at the chandelier-lined hall of the Konstantinovsky palace following a mixed martial arts contest.
Dubbed "Russia versus America", Saturday's contest was won by Russian champion Fedor Yemelyanenko who defeated US rival Matt "The Law" Lindland.
Jorge Gurgel vs. Jamie Varner at UFC 73
The Ultimate Fighter 2’s Jorge Gurgel (10-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will face Jamie Varner (12-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 73 in July. Gurgel told a UFCjunkie.com source about the upcoming match during a Warrior Mixed Martial Arts event in Bowling Green, Ky., last night.
Keith Jardine vs. Houston Alexander? UFC 71
Thats what is being reported at UFC junkie. I knew the UFC would bring in a new comer if of course this fight will happen and Im not surprised seeing as there are no LHW's available to fight in the UFC. Alexander is 6-1 anyway.
I still take Keith on this on. thoughts?
Phil Baroni interview
Baroni claims that UFC President Dana White -- who has also been feuding with Shamrock -- promised to double Baroni's purse and pay for his training expenses if he knocked out Shamrock.