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Am Update - May 31
We move into Thursday with a nine-fight card nearly settled on for this Saturday’s K-1 “Dynamite!! USA.” With three fighters denied licenses in California and numerous drops and substitutions, the roster does not bare a striking resemblance to what was originally introduced weeks ago. LINK
Submitted May 31, 2007 5:08PM by zephead - 0 comments
UFC Windy City Debut Likely For 2008
With recent legislation that would allow the sanctioning of MMA nearing completion in the Illinois General Assembly, Chicago MMA fans have something huge looming in the horizon - the Ultimate Fighting Championship. LINK
Submitted May 31, 2007 5:05PM by zephead - 0 comments
"The Sport Has Finally Arrived"
Mixed martial arts, particularly the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has seen a surge in popularity in the last couple of years powered by the Spike TV reality show ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ LINK
Submitted May 31, 2007 5:03PM by zephead - 3 comments
The MMA Update For Thursday, May 31, 2007
Welcome to the first edition of The MMA Update. All unforseen circumstances aside this will be a daily article on MMANews.com covering all the news from the day. LINK
Submitted May 31, 2007 5:01PM by zephead - 0 comments
REMINDER: 'TapouT' Reality Show 6/3 On Versus Channel
Be sure to catch TapouT's edgy, hardcore new reality series on the Versus Channel, debuting Sunday, June 3rd at 11pm ET/8pm PT. 'TapouT' will air immediately following the live WEC fight. LINK
Submitted May 31, 2007 5:00PM by zephead - 0 comments
Exclusive Interview With TUF 5 Fighter Joe Lauzon
MMANews.com's own Scott recently talked with Ultimate Fighter 5 contestant Joe Lauzon to discuss his time on the show, his win over coach Jens Pulver in the UFC and some non-MMA topics. Below is a complete transcript of the interview LINK
Submitted May 31, 2007 4:59PM by zephead - 0 comments
UFC 73 "Stacked" Fight Card Officially Finalized
The following is the OFFICIAL fight card for UFC 73 "Stacked" scheduled for July 7th at the ARCO Arena in California: LINK
Submitted May 31, 2007 4:58PM by zephead - 0 comments
Exclusive: Mike Swick Confirms Drop To 170, Talks UFC Future
MMANews.com's own Scott recently talked with Ultimate Fighter season one stand out and top UFC Middleweight fighter Mike Swick to discuss a number of MMA and non-MMA topics. Below is a complete transcript of the interview. LINK
Submitted May 31, 2007 4:57PM by zephead - 0 comments
Dana White: We’re working on Fedor right now - News from the UFC 71 Post-Fight Press Conference
Performify here, back from UFC 71 with some pretty decent news to share from the UFC 71 post-fight press conference. Dana White opened the press conference by reporting that UFC 71 was a sellout with a crowd of 14,728 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena paying a gate of $4.3 million. This made it the second-biggest gate in UFC history, behind last December’s UFC 66 (Liddell vs. Ortiz II) which drew $5.1 million. He reported that the UFC knew they had a big event on their hands when “we had over 3000 people at the weigh ins.” LINK
Submitted May 31, 2007 7:56AM by aznteabagger - 7 comments
More Changes to Dynamite Card
Ruben Villarreal replaces Mu Bae Choi, and Bernard Ackah is not cleared as of yet, Morton may not fight... full story has up to date card... LINK
Submitted May 31, 2007 2:49AM by rcg916 - 0 comments
Antonio Silva off K-1/EXC Dynamite card
credit: mmanews.com Benson Kane sent along the following: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Tim “Big Perm” Persey to Fight Jonathan Wiezorek at Dynamite USA” Replacing Antonio “Big Foot” Silva… (Los Angeles, CA ??" May, 30, 2007) On Saturday June 2, 2007, Tim “Big Perm” Persey will fight Jonathan Wiezorek in the Dynamite USA show at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Tim will replace Antonio Silva on the main card that will be featured on Showtime. No information has been made public why Antonio Silva will not be fighting. Tim is very excited about the opportunity to fight at home in Southern California and even more excited that he is fighting on the main card for Showtime. Both fighters have a strong wrestling background so this should be a pretty even match even though Tim is taking the fight on less than a weeks’ notice. Tim Persey fights out of No Limits Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness of Irvine California and is trained under Colin Oyama of Team Oyama. Tim has won six of his last seven fights including a KO of Bo Cantrell at the premier of Elite XC’s Destiny back in February of this year.
Submitted May 30, 2007 4:23PM by ffforgottenx - 0 comments
BREAKING NEWS: Sakuraba cleared to fight Royce
credit: sherdog.com Wednesday, May 30, 2007 by Josh Gross (joshg@sherdog.com) Kazushi Sakuraba (Pictures) has been cleared to fight Royce Gracie (Pictures) June 2 in Los Angeles, California State Athletic Commission Executive Officer Armando Garcia told Sherdog.com Wednesday afternoon. Sakuraba will rematch Royce Gracie (Pictures) on an FEG USA promoted card at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. ------------------------- i don't think it will be nearly as competitive as their 90 minute war, but glad to see saku, always
Submitted May 30, 2007 4:05PM by ffforgottenx - 5 comments
Where Do We Go From Here? (Liddell-Rampage II Aftermath)
Chuck Liddell was a great champion. There is no doubt that Chuck Liddell helped bring the UFC to the mainstream and is a large contributor to the recent and ongoing success of mixed martial arts in North America. LINK
Submitted May 30, 2007 3:47PM by zephead - 0 comments
UFC Breaks Records & Tops Lists Everywhere
Frozen in time for sports fans forever is the right front kick thrown by rising star Roger “El Matador” Huerta and the black caged-fencing of the famed UFC® Octagon™, framed by the bright, bold white headline “Ultimate Fighting LINK
Submitted May 30, 2007 3:45PM by zephead - 0 comments
World MMA Rankings
The latest MMAWeekly World MMA Rankings were released on Wednesday, May 30th. This system ranks the top ten MMA fighters from all across the world in each of the five major weight classes, as voted on by MMAWeekly. LINK
Submitted May 30, 2007 3:44PM by zephead - 9 comments
The Myth of Fewer MMA Submission Victories
This post could also be titled, I Owe Royce Gracie an Apology. Recently I’d begun feeling as if less fights end in submission using traditional Brazilian jiu-jitsu moves like the triangle choke, rear naked choke, armbar, kneebar, etc. I think there are two reasons for this nagging fear: LINK
Submitted May 30, 2007 3:43PM by zephead - 3 comments
Will "Rampage" Reign in UFC?
On Saturday, the foundation of the Ultimate Fighting Championship was rocked once again. With a devastating right hook, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson knocked Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell unconscious, the capacity MGM Grand Arena crowd into awe and the sport of mixed-martial arts into further confusion. LINK
Submitted May 30, 2007 3:38PM by zephead - 0 comments
Was Quinton Jackson Properly Marketed Before UFC 71?
A good friend of mine, Brad, sent me an e-mail about UFC 71 Tuesday morning. In the e-mail, he asked, "So what's up with Liddell getting rocked? [Is he] past his prime or [was the punch] just a lucky shot by Rampage?" LINK
Submitted May 30, 2007 3:34PM by zephead - 0 comments
Reason For Choi's Non-Clearance?
The tumor in the head of Choi Hong Man, (26) nicknamed the “Techno Goliath,” has sparked a controversy. Choi was supposed to fight Brock Lesnar (30, USA), a WWE wrestler–turned-K1 fighter at the K-1: Dynamite USA championship that was due to be held at the Los Angeles Coliseum on June 2. However, Choi was denied a license for medical reasons by the California Athletic Commission after it found a tumor in his head. They also found blood stains on it. LINK (I had always heard his size was not related to any gigantism... Take this for what its worth...)
Submitted May 30, 2007 11:41AM by rcg916 - 2 comments
UFC Explodes in Popularity
Frozen in time for sports fans forever is the right front kick thrown by rising star Roger “El Matador” Huerta and the black caged-fencing of the famed UFC® Octagon™, framed by the bright, bold white headline “Ultimate Fighting – America’s Fastest Growing and Most Controversial Sport.” This is the cover of the current issue of Sports Illustrated. It is also the stunning debut of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® on one of the most respected and widely circulated sports magazines in the world. LINK
Submitted May 30, 2007 8:40AM by aznteabagger - 0 comments
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