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First Sengoku 4 Bout Announced
(mmaweekly.com)
The first bout has been announced for Sengoku 4, which takes place on Aug. 24 at the Saitama Super Arena. K-1 veteran Peter Graham gives MMA a second shot when he takes on French fighter Moise Rimbon in a heavyweight bout. Graham comes off a quick submission loss to Japanese heavyweight Kazuyuki Fujita at the first Sengoku, while Rimbon recently knocked out UFC veteran Anthony Perosh at Cage Fighting Championships 3. Already announced for Sengoku 4 is an eight-man lightweight tournament to determine a challenger for Takanori Gomi with the winner facing Gomi for the vacant Sengoku lightweight title. Announced participants include Satoru Kitaoka, Eiji Mitsuoka, Kazunori Yokota, Duane “Bang” Ludwig, and Rodrigo Damn. Rumored, but not confirmed, participants include Clay French and Cristiano Marcello. Former Pride lightweight champion Gomi is also rumored to be facing off with International Fight League lightweight sensation Chris Horodecki, who would be making his Japanese MMA debut.
Submitted Jun 26, 2008 3:31AM by Playground_Samurai - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Loiseau Victorious At Raw Combat: Resurrection
(mmacanada.net)
David Loiseau vs. Andrew Buckland Both fighters touch gloves and back away. Buckland lands a nice leg kick before being FLOORED by a Loiseau right hand. He gets up to his hand and knees and another shot puts him back out. The official time is 0:20 of round 1. Impressive win by Loiseau.
Submitted Jun 26, 2008 1:32AM by MMAcca - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
AFL: VooDoo Economics?
(mmapayout.com)
Knowing the financial straits that most MMA start-ups are hindered by, it was a bit surprising to see the big numbers being thrown around recently by the American Fight League. Especially eye opening were the figures that were reported for the signing of female fighter Tara Larosa. Sherdog reported the terms recently: The deal - which will reportedly pay Larosa a minimum of $500,000 and could reach $750,000 over the course of its 18-month term - PS. The AFL is expecting to achieve 150,000 PPV buys each event when they start holding them later this year!
Submitted Jun 26, 2008 1:24AM by MMAcca - 2 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Affliction VP says Edwin Dewees could replace "Tiger" White
(mmajunkie.com)
The July 19 "Affliction: Banned" event recently suffered its first card casualty, as K.O. Dynasty Management confirmed that Vernon "Tiger" White had been pulled from the event. Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the organization now has its sights set on UFC veteran Edwin Dewees (35-12-0) as a possible replacement to face Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (13-3). "We're interested in Edwin Dewees," Atencio said. "I haven't had a chance to talk to him, but I know somebody's reaching out to him, and hopefully that will work out. But we're in talks right now." As we reported earlier today, White was pulled from the card after testing positive for a banned diuretic after a May 31 Xtreme Fighting Association event in Las Vegas. Atencio said no sanctions have yet been levied on White, but he also said that Affliction could not wait until a decision was issued by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. "I haven't talked to [White], but I know that he has a hearing on the ninth of July," Atencio said. "We just can't wait that long to find out what's going to happen to him."
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 10:36PM by SmileR - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
AFL Sstill interested in Kim Couture
(mmaweekly.com)
LEXINGTON, KY – Kim Couture’s defeat in her professional MMA debut may have some wondering about her future as a professional fighter, but the American Fight League has no doubt at all. The organization wants to sign Couture to be part of its ever-developing female fighting platform. “The AFL is still very much interested in signing Kim Couture,” said AFL CEO, BJ Santiago. “We would be honored to have her on board.” “Kim had a tough loss in Las Vegas, but she proved to the world that she’s got a fighter’s heart,” said Santiago. “Despite suffering a broken jaw on the first punch in the first round she fought like a lion and just kept going. The tenacity she displayed in the ring was unbelievable. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 6:05PM by SmileR - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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Submitted Jun 25, 2008 3:52PM by SmileR - 1 comment
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Vernon White pulled from Affliction: Banned
(dreamfighters.com)
DreamFighters.com has learned that Vernon White has been pulled from the FSN portion of Affliction Banned, as he tested positive for a diuretic at a previous fight that he didn't know was a banned substance.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 2:42PM by kastro_316 - 9 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Fight Camp / Team
 
DREAM.5 Update: Mark Hunt has been officially added to DREAM.5
(dreamfighters.com)
DreamFighters.com has learned that Mark Hunt has been officially added to the DREAM.5 card. Mark Hunt was suppose to face Sergei Kharitonov at DREAM.5, but Mark Hunt informed DREAM that it was too little of time to train for such a ranked fighter like Sergei.
Submitted Jun 25, 2008 12:12PM by kastro_316 - 15 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
 
Mauro Ranallo and John McCarthy to announce Affliction: Banned pay-per-view event
(fiveouncesofpain.com)
It was announced over the weekend that Mauro Ranallo and John McCarthy have been named as the announce team for Affliction’s first-ever event on Saturday, July 19 in Anaheim, Calif.
Submitted Jun 24, 2008 10:17PM by Porch28 - 13 comments
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Gomi vs Horodecki At Sengoku 4?
(bloodyelbow.com)
MMA Weekly's rumors section: WORLD VICTORY ROAD: "SENGOKU 4" ON AUGUST 24, 2008 -Takanori Gomi (#2 Lightweighter in the World)* vs. Chris Horodecki Lightweight Tournament Participants: -Duane Ludwig -Rodrigo Damm -Yokota Kazunori -Mitsuoka Eiji -Satoru Kitaoka
Submitted Jun 24, 2008 2:23PM by MMAcca - 22 comments
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Fedor: ‘Im proud to fight’ Tim Sylvia at Affliction: ‘Banned’ on July 19
(mmamania.com)
“He is a very strong and good fighter. He won 5 times in the championship on the UFC and he is 4th position in the world ranking. I’m proud to fight him…. I defeated a fighter who was a lot bigger than him, so I don’t think it’s too hard to fight a big fighter.” Fedor Emelianenko talks about his upcoming heavyweight showdown with Tim Sylvia during the main event of Affliction: “Banned” at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. on July 19. It will be the biggest test for “The Last Emperor” since a unanimous decision win over Mirko Cro Cop in August 2005 (although Mark Hunt is no slouch … and he defeated him via kimura in 2006).
Submitted Jun 24, 2008 1:35PM by SmileR - 7 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Affliction Sets Plans For Two Future Shows
(mmaweekly.com)
Since the announcement of the Affliction promotion a few months ago, everyone from fans to fighters to other promoters have been watching the new organization with great interest as to their business plan for the mixed martial arts industry.
Submitted Jun 24, 2008 4:47AM by Playground_Samurai - 6 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, Interviews
 
Bobby Lashley Training With AKA, H.I.T Squad and others for MMA Debut
(mmajunkie.com)
LEXINGTON, Ky. - MMA promoters have long targeted professional wrestling fans as potential ticket-buyers for their own events. Now, those same promoters are targeting professional wrestling's athletes as potential stars. Pro wrestling's latest export, recently signed American Fight League fighter Bobby Lashley, recently told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that he doesn't want to be viewed as just another wrestler. "I'm putting it all together," Lashley said. "I'm going into this thing not with just overpowering my own style with [wrestling]. I'm actually learning everything else. I'm learning the jiu-jitsu; I'm taking it from the basics. I'm learning my kickboxing, my boxing. I'm getting the whole game tied together. So when I debut, it's not going to be a wrestler trying to do MMA. It's going to be a fighter."
Submitted Jun 24, 2008 1:17AM by MMAcca - 5 comments
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Eddie Alvarez anxious for DREAM challenge
(mmajunkie.com)
With nearly a month remaining before the finals of DREAM's inaugural lightweight tournament, rising star Eddie Alvarez (14-1) has begun preparations for what will be the most formidable test of his young career. Alvarez is slated to face the highly respected Tatsuya Kawajiri in the July 21 semifinal bout in Osaka, Japan. A victory would mean returning later that evening to take on the winner of the night's other semifinal bout between submission ace Shinya Aoki and longtime veteran Caol Uno. Alvarez discussed the task at hand while a guest on a recent edition of TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), the official radio partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "Well that's why we fight, right?" Alvarez asked. "To see how good we are, and go and compete against the best. When I hired (agent) Monte Cox at the beginning of the year, I told him that there's two things that I wanted to do for 2008. I wanted to fight a lot more because I'm young. I'm 24, and I wanted to get the ring time in, the experience. And I wanted to fight top-notch guys. He's done that for me." The young Philadelphia native will certainly get a chance to test himself against the sport's best, as Kawajiri and Aoki are both generally considered among the top 10 lightweights in the world. Add in the possibility of fighting 30 minutes in one night, and the challenge becomes even greater. Alvarez, however, welcomes the opportunity and feels conditioning will be the deciding factor in the end. "I think a key factor in the finals of this fight is going to be conditioning," Alvarez said. "I think me and Kawajiri present a lot of the same strengths. And I think what he's good at, I'm either equal or a little bit better. So I think what it's going to come down to is more heart and mind and conditioning than skill set. ... I think it's just going to be who prepares properly and who controls the pace of the fight." Alvarez has already proven himself worthy of his final-four status through his performance in the first two rounds of the tournament. Alvarez battled back from an early knockdown in his first round match with Andre Amade to win by knockout, and he then fought valiantly in a decision win over Joachim Hansen -- a fight many consider among the year's best. "It was a flash thing," Alvarez said of the knockdown against Amade. "It was like a quick flash. We were exchanging, and it was right in the middle of an exchange. He came with an overhand right. Honestly, I couldn't even tell you (because) it was so fast. One second I was standing, fighting, and the next second I was on my butt. And I just said, 'I can't stay here. Get up.' And we kept going. "Joachim, yeah, tough cat. There's not a lot of times when I hit someone and they keep coming at me. He's one of those guys, and I hate those guys. I just like for them to stay down after I hit them and make my job a lot easier. ... Joachim is a hell of a dude. We went out. We had dinner a day after the fight. (We) laughed and joked about the fight. He's a great sport and a great character. I really like Joachim, and I'm sure he'll be back in DREAM with the kind of fights he puts on." After withstanding two game opponents, Alvarez knows he'll now need to outlast two more. But for now, his focus remains solely on Kawajiri. "The main thing is to worry about my first-round opponent," Alvarez said. "It's good to scout all of them, but if I don't get past Kawajiri, then I'm not achieving my goal, and that's to win the tournament. I think the main thing is to focus on [Kawajiri], and him mostly. I think the second fight, it really just comes down to your heart and mind." The task is certainly daunting. A tournament victory would take Alvarez winning his fourth and fifth fight in just six months. But for Alvarez, who plans on finally taking a break to get married in September, there's no other way he'd rather live. "I love it," Alvarez said. "I've been training for six, seven straight months with no break. I get maybe 14 days off, then I'm back on the horse again training for the next round of the tournament. So I'm glad they're cramming it all in. If I had to do the whole tournament in one night, and go back, I'd do it that way." Alvarez also discussed how he's been able to stay in good condition throughout this fight-filled year, why he's so popular in Japan, and why this won't be the first time he's had more than one opponent in a night. To hear the full interview, download the June 16 edition of TAGG Radio, available for free in the TAGG Radio archives.
Submitted Jun 23, 2008 3:53PM by Twenty20Dollars - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Inter-Promotional Angles
(sherdog.com)
Anyone insistent that mixed martial arts has more in common with boxing than professional wrestling should learn their alphabet: UFC, IFL, WAMMA, etc. Like the televised clown convention that is the WWE, the UFC has a stable of athletes unavailable for lending -- kind of like those musty reference books at the library. That stands in sharp contrast to boxing's business model, which tends to acquiesce to fans' demands. Lennox Lewis was an HBO commodity. Mike Tyson was on Showtime's leash. Yet, the two networks understood that remaining contentious was just leaving money on the table. With $106 million in the till, the Lewis-Tyson fight was the second most profitable pay-per-view of all time. MMA's current problem is that no one -- fans, media or otherwise -- are demanding promoters to make important bouts before age and ring wear make them obsolete. What follows is a list of fighters from disparate promotions that should swap leather before it's too late.
Submitted Jun 23, 2008 8:01AM by grappler0000 - 4 comments
Filed under: UFC, General MMA, MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
 
Phil Davis Wins First MMA Match ( 41 second KO )
(newbreedfighters.tv)
Phil "Mr Wonderful" Davis the national 197 lb wrestling champion from Penn State debuted this Saturday, June 21st at the House of Blues in Atlantic City. After being the last fight on a 31 fight venue that took over 8 hours to complete, Phil Davis knocked out Kevin Wall in 41 seconds with a left hook in the first round. Davis plans on having 1 more local fight over the next 2 months and then going Pro in the early fall. He currently trains with Team LionHeart in State College, PA. Results
Submitted Jun 22, 2008 5:05PM by xburbx - 1 comment
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Dan Lauzon Wins Again At WCF
(mmaweekly.com)
WILMINGTON, Mass.- The young guns came out to put on a show on Friday night at The Shriners Auditorium. UFC veteran Dan Lauzon was dominant in his performance against Brendan Hoxie. Then, in the main event of the night, Sityodtong fighter, Mike Campbell proved to everyone why the hype surrounding him was greatly deserved. Lauzon came out looking focused and ready to go in a bout many would deem fight of the night. Right off the bat, he came out and threw a spin to a leaping high kick that connected flush on Hoxie’s jaw, dropping him to his knees. Lauzon tried to finish, but his opponent stayed active from his back and avoided punishment. Lauzon motioned for him to stand up and dropped him again shortly after with a crisp punch combination, but still could not finish him on the ground. The rest of the round seemed to go the same as Lauzon dropped Hoxie once more with a punch before the round ended.
Submitted Jun 22, 2008 11:50AM by MMAcca - 3 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Diaz/Sakurai fight off
(graciefighter.com)
Nick Diaz will not be fighting Mach Sakurai. At least not in the July Dream card, as EliteXC has decided to not let him fight due to "contractual obligations'. Apparently EliteXC has other plans for Diaz and the July date might conflict with their plans.
Submitted Jun 21, 2008 5:08PM by Playground_Samurai - 18 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Barnett: Affliction Will Set The Standard
(nbcsports.msnbc.com)
Barnett talks about his return to fighting in America, about finishing his fights early to keep the fans happy. He also mentions how good his opponent is and how he respects how dangerous Rizzo will be to him......
Submitted Jun 21, 2008 3:00AM by MMAcca - 22 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
Alessio submits Spratt, Couture injured in pro debut during night of free fights
(mmajunkie.com)
LAS VEGAS - John Alessio choked out fellow UFC veteran Pete Spratt in the night's main event, and Kim Couture was on the wrong end of a unanimous decision in her professional MMA debut, during Friday's "Free for All, A Night of Combat" event. The fights took place at the Thomas & Mack Center on the campus of UNLV in Las Vegas as part of a combination boxing/MMA event. Approximately 18,000 tickets were distributed for the night of free fights. After four boxing bouts, the MMA portion of the night kicked off with a five-fight card.
Submitted Jun 21, 2008 2:51AM by MMAcca - 4 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
 
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