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Mackens Semerzier vs. Mike Lullo Added to UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger
The day of matchmaking for the UFC didn’t slow down on Thursday with another match-up being announced pitting Mackens Semerzier against Mike Lullo on Sept 17 in New Orleans.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 1:11AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Featherweights Josh Grispi vs. Matt Grice slated for UFC 136
A bout featuring two featherweights in desperate need of a win has been booked for UFC 136. Former top WEC featherweight contender Josh Grispi and recent UFC returnee Matt Grice have been booked for the October event, officials today announced. UFC 136 takes place Oct. 8 at Toyota Center in Houston.
Submitted Jul 15, 2011 1:07AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Vladimir Matyushenko Out, Matt Hamill In Against Alexander Gustafsson
The injuries just keep piling up for UFC 133, and this time it has struck a Janitor. Vladimir Matyushenko has been forced to pull out of his bout with Alexander Gustafsson, and will be replaced by Matt Hamill.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 7:51PM by Budgellism - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC 137: Cheick Kongo vs Matt Mitrione fight booked for Oct. 29 in Las Vegas
The hits, they keep on coming. Before their most recent bookings at UFC on Versus 4, both Cheick Kongo and Matt Mitrione agreed it would be a gay old time if they got to fight one another. Wish granted. ESPN brings word that they have been booked to throw hands at the upcoming UFC 137: "St. Pierre vs. Diaz" event on Oct. 29, 2011, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 7:05PM by pmoney - 10 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
UFC Welterweight Chris Lytle Eyeing Potential Political Bid in 2012
Chris Lytle has had a lot of experience balancing his dueling careers as a pro fighter and a full-time firefighter. Now he's considering adding a third to the list after forming an exploratory committee to examine a political run for the Indiana Statehouse in 2012. The 36 year-old Lytle told MMA Fighting on Thursday that he's been discussing the move for the last few months and finally filed the papers to form the exploratory committee in order to begin preliminary fundraising, as well as to "see what people think about it."
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 5:52PM by pmoney - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
CEO Bjorn Rebney: Nate Marquardt currently "just isn't a good fit" for Bellator
Bjorn Rebney knows top-10 fighters don't grow on trees, and it's even rarer to find such free agents coming off a victory. But despite the availability of Nate Marquardt, the Bellator chairman and CEO said the former UFC middleweight title challenger won't be headed to his organization anytime soon. As he today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), Marquardt "just isn't a good fit" for the organization at this time. L=http://mmajunkie.com/news/24396/ceo-bjorn-rebney-nate-marquardt-currently-just-isnt-a-good-fit-for-bellator.mma]Article[/L]
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 5:39PM by pmoney - 18 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Source: Antonio Carvalho out, Felipe Arantes in against Yuri Alcantara at UFC 134
Promising featherweight prospect Felipe Arantes (13-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in to fill a gap in UFC 134's card. Arantes' managers, Fred Magalhaes and Jorge Patino of Gold Team Fighters, today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that Arantes has signed with the UFC and will face Yuri Alcantara (24-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) at the late-summer event. Alcantara originally was scheduled to meet Antonio Carvalho, but Magalhaes said the Canadian has been forced to withdraw from the fight.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 5:31PM by pmoney - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Dana White: Brock Lesnar's recovery from surgery has been 'incredible'
Brock Lesnar is a physical freak of nature in every sense of the phrase. The former UFC heavyweight champion was initially stricken with an illness known as diverticulitis, an intestinal disease, back in 2009. He described the painful stomach sensation as "a shotgun blast to the stomach, and then someone poured some salt and Tabasco and stirred it all up with a nasty pitchfork." Ouch.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 5:19PM by pmoney - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
The full time-line of the scramble to replace Davis
Dana White Details The Scramble To Replace Phil Davis During a UFC 133 conference call, UFC President Dana White detailed what happened in the scramble to replace UFC 133 main eventer Phil Davis after he was forced out with injury. We found out Phil Davis was hurt last week and we had him set up for an MRI. We called Tito about replacing him and Tito said he had personal issues. So we called Machida, he seemed excited about it.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 3:11PM by rockyf - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, Miscellaneous
Strikeforce signs KOTC champion Bobby Green
Undisputed KOTC lightweight champion Bobby Green is headed to Strikeforce. The high-energy fighter, who owns a 15-4 pro record and four victories in his past five fights, has signed a four-fight deal with Strikeforce. Jason House of Iridium Sports Agency today confirmed the signing with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com), though terms of the deal were not disclosed. A debut date and opponent have not been determined. Green, a three-and-a-half-year pro, has spent much of his career with KOTC, though he's also made appearances with Affliction and Tachi Palace Fights. The 24-year-old, who trains with Pinnacle Jiu jitsu and MMA in California, owns seven knockouts and six submissions in 15 career victories.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 2:11PM by emfleek - 2 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Dana White's Plan D for Rashad Evans at UFC 133? Vladimir Matyushenko
First it was Phil Davis, and then Lyoto Machida, and then Tito Ortiz. UFC president Dana White was so desperate to find a replacement for injured Phil Davis that he considered scrapping a UFC 133 preliminary-card bout and promoting Vladimir Matyushenko to a UFC 133 headliner with Rashad Evans.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 1:33PM by Budgellism - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC
Andrei Arlovski and Mark Ellis Officially Signed; Signals New Approach for Pro Elite
Call it Pro Elite 2.0. Call it a new and improved version. Call it whatever you want, but the new version of Pro Elite is up and running and signing fighters for their return show in August. The organization that once promoted Elite XC, which landed on both Showtime and CBS, is now under new leadership and they are putting the finishing touches on the business model that will lead them in a new direction.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 10:26AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Former Pride Grand Prix Champion Kazuo Misaki Signs with Strikeforce
At one time, Kazuo Misaki was a mainstay in the top ten of the middleweight division during his time with Pride Fighting Championships. Now the Japanese fighter is making his move to welterweight and has signed an exclusive deal to compete in the welterweight division of Strikeforce. Sources close to Misaki confirmed the signing to MMAWeekly.com on Thursday.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 10:24AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Anaconda-choke creator Milton Vieira signs with Strikeforce
Veteran fighter Milton Vieira has signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce. Alchemist MMA, the fighter's new management team, today announced the signing, though terms of the deal were not disclosed. Vieira (12-7-1 MMA, 0-0 SF), a 32-year-old PRIDE and Bitetti Combat veteran, is perhaps best known as the creator of the anaconda-choke submission, which he used in his most recent victory over Bruno "Cro Cop" Lobato in June.
Submitted Jul 14, 2011 10:22AM by emfleek - 4 comments
Filed under: StrikeForce
Rashad Evans vs Tito Ortiz odds: Who opened as the -500 favorite for UFC 133?
Who else? None other than former Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans, according to noted oddsmaker Nick Kalikas of BetOnFighting.com. "Suga" is the -500 favorite heading into his UFC 133 showdown in Philadelphia against Tito Ortiz on Aug. 6. "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" stands as the +350 underdog.
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 10:10PM by Budgellism - 18 comments
Filed under: UFC
Lyoto Machida turned down fight against Rashad Evans because he wanted 'Anderson Silva money'
And the UFC had no intention of giving it to him. When Phil Davis dropped out of his scheduled UFC 133 main event fight against Rashad Evans, a replacement was needed to salvage a fight card that was already lacking in hype to begin with. Once Tito Ortiz initially turned the fight down (he has since reconsidered), the powers that be put in a call to Brazil to ask Lyoto Machida if he was willing to step in.
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 8:52PM by pmoney - 33 comments
Filed under: MMA Personalities
Tito Ortiz has change of heart, meets Rashad Evans in UFC 133 main event
Tito Ortiz (16-8-1 MMA, 15-8-1 UFC) has found the will to save the day. Just hours after telling MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he wasn't going to fight Rashad Evans (15-1-1 MMA, 10-1-1 UFC) in the interest of making the best career choice, it appears the best career choice is to do it anyway.
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 7:46PM by Budgellism - 32 comments
Filed under: UFC
News Two-fer Jones doubts Rampage Passion- Rampage in talks for new movie deal.
After Evans v Rampage everyone said that Rampage movie role in the A team was a distraction that clearly hindered his training (I agree, although he has looked WAYYY more docile in his other recent fights). Now on the verge of reclaiming the belt he denies having lost, it is revealed that he is in talks with taking on yet another movie role playing superhero in an upcoming Marvel film. Personally speaking I think that Jones has inadvertently pinpointed the biggest reason why he will remain champ into 2012. Granted he would more than likely not be filming anything prior to the fight, but 1 he has admitted to being in this for the money, 2 he already has his eye on retirement 3 he is already seeking out new movie roles that will distract him.
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 6:35PM by Patchedup15 - 7 comments
Filed under: UFC
Chris Horodecki vs. Chris Saunders added to Bellator 47 main card
Bellator Fighting Championships is heading to Canada, and "The Polish Hammer" meets "The So-Cal Kid." MMAjunkie.com has confirmed that WEC and IFL veteran Chris Horodecki has signed on with Bellator Fighting Championships and will meet Chris Saunders at Bellator 47. Featuring the semifinals of Bellator's "Summer Series" featherweight tournament, Bellator 47 takes place July 23 at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada.
Submitted Jul 13, 2011 5:56PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
Filed under: General MMA
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