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December 30th 2010

UFC 125 Countdown - The Prelims part 2. Brown vs. Nunes

By Simon Platt Mike Brown (24-6-0) vs. Diego Nunes (15-1-0) Whilst names like Urijah Faber, Miguel Torres and Jose Aldo are perhaps more well-known to the casual MMA fan following the WEC’s merger with the UFC last month, the standing of Mike Brown amongst the UFC’s featherweight division (the ’UFC’s featherweight division’ -...
December 30th 2010

Robbie Lawler re-signs with Strikeforce

One day after re-signing its welterweight champion Nick Diaz to a new multi-fight deal, Strikeforce has announced that former middleweight champion “Ruthless’’ Robbie Lawler had also signed a new, multi-year agreement. The news comes ahead of Lawler taking a tilt at the Strikeforce middleweight title - currently vacant - in a match against...
December 29th 2010

Jamie Varner released by Zuffa

Jamie Varner will not be making the jump from the WEC to the UFC.He revealed yesterday that he has been released from his contract with Zuffa, parent company of both organisations, after going 0-3-1 in his last four outings."I am ready for 2011, there will be some changes in my game. It has been a nice ride with the WEC but its time for a change. Perhaps UFC...
December 29th 2010

Tavares-Roller signed for UFC Live on Versus 3

Bout agreements are now in place for a fight between Thiago Tavares and Shane Roller, according to the Brazilian’s camp.Rumours of the bout surfaced yesterday via MMA Junkie and today a colleague of Tavares’ sent a text message to Fighters Only Brasil staff writer Eduardo Cruz confirming that the fight is official.Roller is a WEC veteran who will be...
December 29th 2010

Duffee-Overeem official, Aoki-Nagashima rules bizarre

The fight between Alistair Overeem and Todd Duffee is now official for the K-1 Dynamite! event on  New Year’s Eve.Duffee and Overeem appeared at a press conference in Japan today to talk about the fight, which was finalised just a few days ago. Duffee is fighting Overeem on eight days notice.On the DREAM website the fight was initially listed as a...
December 29th 2010

Liddell officially retires, becomes UFC VP of Business Development

Chuck Liddell simultaneously retired and gained a promotion today.At the UFC 125 pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas, it was announced that Liddell has officially retired from his career as a professional mixed martial artist.But UFC president Dana White and chief executive Lorenzo Fertitta then announced that Liddell was being appointed to the role of Executive...
December 28th 2010

Anderson's jiu jitsu coach: "I don't see any problems at all"

Reigning middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been training jiu-jitsu with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza under Ramon Lemos’ supervision for the much-anticipated fight versus Vitor Belfort on February 6th 2011.Lemos was asked by Marcelo Alonso (from PVT) about a possible strategy of the “Phenom” to take the Anderson down and the answer was...
December 28th 2010

UFC 125 prelim fights air free on ION TV this weekend

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has officially announced that a special broadcast of selected UFC 125 prelim fights will air live on the ION network and not Spike TV.A total of three preliminary fights will air live on ION Television on Saturday, Jan. 1 starting at 8:55pm ET/5:55pm PT.The announcement marks the first time UFC prelims will air live and free on...