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Yoshida-Barnett in March
World Victory Road has confirmed that Japanese star Hidehiko Yoshida (Pictures) will meet Josh Barnett (Pictures) in the main event of the promotion's March 5 debut card at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 1 in Tokyo, Japan.
Submitted Feb 3, 2008 2:53AM by Manfred - 11 comments
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Two Q&A's with Rogerio Nogueira
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira spent the first part of 2007 dedicating himself to training boxing for the Pan-American Games. The Brazilian did well, capturing the bronze medal and losing only to the champion of his weight class. Now his focus is back on MMA, and he will face Todd Gouwenberg on Friday in Canada at Hardcore Championship Fighting. In two interviews with Sherdog.com, the first in Brazil with Gleidson Venga and the second the day before he fights in Canada, "Minotoro" discusses his return.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 11:59AM by madmarck - 1 comment
Filed under: Interviews, Other MMA Organizations
European Throwdown: France Comes to the Party
There was a collective sigh of relief throughout mixed martial arts circles in France last Sunday when news broke that the government had legalized the sport after a long struggle. The country was the last of the major European nations that still banned MMA.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 11:57AM by madmarck - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, UFC
Loiseau Excited to be Back in the Cage
It's been eight months since David Loiseau last stepped into a cage, and he just wants to fight. Finally, the popular Canadian middleweight will get his chance on Saturday when he takes on Jason Day at Hardcore Championship Fighting's "Destiny" event at Calgary's Stampede Corral.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 11:57AM by madmarck - 9 comments
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Minor Hitches at HCF Weigh-Ins
CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 31 -- The upcoming weekend is a telling example of how the MMA floodgates have broken wide open. UFC, Bodog Fight, Cage Rage and a myriad of smaller shows are happening over the next few days, keeping fighters employed and fans entertained. Kicking the weekend off on Friday is Hardcore Championship Fighting. The Canadian promotion has scheduled a compelling lineup that will treat fans to a show of international proportions.
Submitted Feb 1, 2008 11:56AM by madmarck - 2 comments
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Breaking News: Gomi to World Victory Road
World Victory Road is set to announce the signing of Takanori Gomi, a source has confirmed to Sherdog.com. Gomi, 29, was one of MMA's most prized free agents following the Zuffa buyout of the PRIDE Fighting Championships last year. Gomi has been courted by several promoters in recent months, including K-1 and HERO'S parent company Fight Entertainment Group, as well as UFC and WEC company Zuffa. While the source could not confirm the length of Gomi's deal with WVR, the deal will see Gomi debut for the promotion on their March 5 Sengoku card at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 1. The Japanese standout will earn approximately $190,000 USD per bout.
Submitted Jan 31, 2008 5:06AM by CornishMMA - 16 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations, PrideFC
Feb. 22 “Spratt vs. Ford” MFC Event to Air Live on HDNet Fights
A Feb. 22 Maximum Fighting Championship event headlined by Pete Spratt (17-10 MMA, 3-4 UFC) and Ryan Ford (4-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will be broadcast live on HDNet, the high-definition cable station today announced. The event takes place at River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmonton. The show will be one of four MFC events that HDNet will air in 2008. “This partnership with MFC helps to expand HDNet Fights outside the U.S., and to bring new fighters into the fold,” Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights, stated in today’s release. “We’re looking forward to traveling to Canada to bring our viewers this exciting event.“ Three cheers for more live MMA!
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 3:53PM by Bemin - 1 comment
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Meyrowitz Announces New MMA Venture
UFC co-founder Bob Meyrowitz announced Tuesday a new mixed martial arts league called YAMMA Pit Fighting. As CEO of Semaphore Entertainment Group, Meyrowitz produced UFC events from 1993 through 2000. Now he has formed a company, Rope Partners, that plans on reviving the tournament format and using a new fighting surface, known as "The YAMMA."
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 1:05PM by madmarck - 2 comments
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‘Cyborg' Starts Busy 2008 in Canada
Evangelista Santos, better known as "Cyborg," has a tough fight on Friday against Gegard Mousasi at the Hardcore Championship Fighting event in Calgary, Canada. After that bout, the Chute Boxe athlete will fight twice in March and has eight fights total already scheduled. Sherdog.com recently caught up with "Cyborg" to discuss his busy schedule.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 1:04PM by madmarck - 2 comments
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New IFC Strikes Deal with Ice Cube
The International Fighting Championship has teamed with Ice Cube and DJ Pooh to launch a 24-hour, seven-day a week mixed martial arts channel on Cube's Internet television network, UVNTV.com. According to an announcement released Tuesday, My MMA Network will be the exclusive MMA channel on UVNTV, which currently hosts "about 12 channels while in beta mode," including channels for Snoop Dogg and P Diddy.
Submitted Jan 30, 2008 1:03PM by madmarck - 2 comments
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UFC Creator Bob Meyrowitz Announces New MMA Promotion
Bob Meyrowitz, the founder of the world-famous Ultimate Fighting Championship, is starting a new fight league called YAMMA Pit Fighting (YPF) that will focus on tournament-style events, the organization today announced. The first event, which airs on pay-per-view, will takes place April 11 at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, N.J. Tournaments require winning fighters to compete at least twice per night. The format was popular in the early days of the UFC but eventually fizzled out due to fighter safety and pressure from state athletic commissions. However, back in November, Strikeforce held the first-ever tournament sanctioned in California and promised future ones in 2008 Tournament idea sounds great, a moving surface sounds way too gimmicy, hope they don't go that way. If they did it would ruin the legitimacy of the promotion, for me anyway.
Submitted Jan 29, 2008 12:30PM by Bemin - 7 comments
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News From Japan: Shooto Says Sayonara to Kikuchi, Japanese Fighters At UFC 84, More
Among the latest news items coming out of Japan are Shooto holding a retirement ceremony for veteran Akira Kikuchi tomorrow at Korakuen, Yushin Okami and Kuniyoshi Hironaka's next UFC fights at UFC 84 (Montreal), a Japanese talent heading to Cage Rage, and DEEP unveils it's '08 tournament plans.
Submitted Jan 25, 2008 7:38AM by DCRage - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
Rick Bassman Files Lawsuit Against WCO's Bruce Bellocchi
In what becomes the next step in the saga of the cancelled WCO event on January 12th. Rick Bassman, owner of Valor Fighting and Management, has filed suit against WCO Promoter Bruce Bellocchi. Bassman, who met up with Bruce Bellocchi back in October of '07, had some of his fighters fighting on Bellocchi's Nov '07 card. After meeting up with Bellocchi, who Bassman calls "charming and seductive", discussions began about Bassman and Bellocchi doing buisness together to promote a card in January. The deal was that Valor fighting would be providing their license to promote events to Bellocchi so as to put on the January 12th show. In short, the contract stated that the WCO would handle all marketing and pre negotiation with fighters to decide on their purses. Valor would be providing the license and be handling all production, something they had a lot of experience in. Financially, the contract stated that WCO would pay $20,000 to rent the license. Two main clauses in the contract were that WCO would cover all cost for the show and the second was that Valor had no financial responsibility for costs pretaining to the show
Submitted Jan 24, 2008 8:16PM by Bemin - 2 comments
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Nick Thompson Interview on Brock Lesnar
Nice Interview: He briefly touches on his situation with Bodog, elaborates on the fight offer with Jon Fitch, and has a cool story about his training partner Brock Lesnar.
Submitted Jan 24, 2008 12:39AM by duggy - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Interviews, Fight Camp / Team
Another WWE Wrestler Joining MMA
Bobby Lashley is the latest pro wrestler to join the world of MMA. Scrubsports.com is again the 1st to break this news. If you remember they were the 1st to break the news of the WCO show being cancelled. Lashley hasn't appeared on WWE camera's for months now and should've been back a long time ago. Fans wondered what happened to him and just today, I received word that he is done with the WWE and has been training MMA in hopes of landing a contract somewhere. God help us all!
Submitted Jan 23, 2008 3:44PM by tberg420 - 81 comments
Filed under: UFC, Other MMA Organizations, Miscellaneous
Bias in Coma, Clinging to Life
Former Palace Fighting Championship featherweight titleholder Shawn Bias has been given a 30-percent chance of surviving by doctors at Oroville General Hospital in Bias' hometown about 70 miles north of Sacramento, Calif. Looks like we might have another death in MMA............
Submitted Jan 21, 2008 9:21PM by madmarck - 11 comments
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EXCLUSIVE: WCO Promoter Explains His Full Side Of The Story
With the unfortunate cancellation Saturday of the World Cagefighting Organization show billed "The Return" many people were left scratching their heads wondering how the organizers of this event could let it happen. While many questions still remained unaswered at this point, MMANews.com had a chance to sit down and chat with WCO promoter Bruce Bellochi on Monday evening to discuss where things went wrong and to my surprise there appears more was going on behind the scenes than one may have expected.
Submitted Jan 19, 2008 1:21PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Interviews, Other MMA Organizations, UFC
Loiseau vs Day set for HCF 'Destiny' on Feb. 1
A middleweight bout between former UFC middleweight championship contender David “The Crow” Loiseau and Jason “Dooms” Day has been added to the card at Hardcore Championship Fighting “Destiny” on Friday, Feb. 1 at The Stampede Corral in Calgary, Alberta. Montreal native Loiseau (15-7) was set to face Leopoldo Serao at a World Cagefighting Organization event in San Diego, Calif., on Jan. 12, but the show was cancelled six hours before its start time by the California State Athletic Commission. Day (14-5), meanwhile, earned a slick submission victory over UFC veteran Jonathan Goulet at Ultimate Cage Wars 8 on June 23 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Unbeaten in his last three outings, the win over Goulet put the Lethbridge, Alberta rep on the radar. Day has won eight of his last nine fights, the lone setback a TKO loss to Patrick Cote at TKO 29 in June.
Submitted Jan 18, 2008 3:59PM by babalu2720 - 2 comments
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Three Belts Change Hands at PFC
LEMOORE, Calif., Jan. 17 -- UFC veteran Diego Saraiva claimed the Palace Fighting Championship lightweight strap Thursday from local favorite Poppies Martinez with a rear-naked choke win in the first round. Saraiva was warned for a kick in the opening exchange that caught Martinez low. After a brief respite, the PFC champion was ready to continue.
Submitted Jan 18, 2008 9:53AM by madmarck - 0 comments
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Brad Imes Talks Gogoplatas, Tonight’s PFC Event — An MMAjunkie.com Interview
LEMOORE, CALIF. — Brad Imes (10-3 MMA, 0-3 UFC) used to be known for his stint on the UFC’s popular reality show, “The Ultimate Fighter.” Now, the heavyweight fighter, who competes at tonight’s Palace Fighting Championships’ “Retreat Surrender” event, is known for two memorable submission victories. Imes fought his way into the “TUF 2” finals, where he lost to eventual heavyweight winner Rashad Evans, and after losing his next two UFC fights (to Dan Christison and Heath Herring), the UFC released him. He then left the spotlight to fight in smaller organizations. He’d soon find the spotlight again, though, when he became one of a handful of professional fighters to finish an opponent via the ever-rare and elusive gogoplata.
Submitted Jan 17, 2008 5:40PM by Bemin - 1 comment
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