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September 17th 2010

Maynard: "I want the belt, the top of the heap"

Gray Maynard was one of the few people who betted against BJ Penn in his rematch with Frankie Edgar, according to an interview he gave Fighters Only this week. Maynard, who beat Kenny Florian this month to secure a lightweight title shot, also says he was not that surprised when Edgar won the first of his two fights with Penn.“He is a tough guy and I told...
September 17th 2010

Anderson not fighting at heavyweight any time soon

Anderson Silva says talk of him taking a heavyweight fight at any point in the near future has been exaggerated and that while it is something he would like to try, it is not a venture he would undertake lightly.Speaking on Brazilian TV, the UFC middleweight champion said 185lbs is his natural home and that he probably would not be changing that any time...
September 17th 2010

Chute Boxe on the rise again, says Fedrigo

Chute Boxe is back on the rise and will soon be fielding a new generation of fighters in top competition, according to the gym’s boss Rudimar Fedrigo. He told Tatame Magazine in Brazil that the team’s two recent UFC signings - Maiquel Falcao and Vinícius Spartan - are just the tip of the iceberg and there is lots more talent waiting in the...
September 17th 2010

Daley likely to debut against Cyborg, say sources

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley is likely to make his Strikeforce debut against Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos in November, numerous sources are reporting.The match was first rumoured by Tatame earlier this month and sources close to the situation say that arrangements for the meeting are “moving forward” now that Daley’s signing has been...
September 16th 2010

Marquardt: "I want Belfort, Wanderlei, Bisping or Okami next"

Nate Marquardt has his eye on the title and wants a top name for his next opponent following his first round TKO win over Rousimar Palhares in the headline bout of UFC Fight Night 22 in Indiana. “A guy like Vitor or Wanderlei or anyone else at the top would be a great match-up. A guy like Bisping or Okami too. I want the title I want the belt. I fell like I am...
September 16th 2010

UFC Fight Night 22 results

Nate Marquard overcame the submission threat from Rousimar Palhares at UFC Fight Night 22 tonight, taking a first round stoppage win over the Brazilian and putting himself further towards another shot at the UFC middleweight title.England’s own Ross Pearson also suffered his first loss in the Octagon. He battered Cole Miller for two rounds before being suddenly...
September 16th 2010

23 top names confirmed for UFC 120 Fan EXpo in London

As reported by Fighters Only earlier today, the UFC has confirmed that Wanderlei Silva and Junior Dos Santos are among 23 star names who will be converging on the UFC 120 Fan Expo in London, England this October.Also in attendance will be hot prospect Jon Jones, former lightweight champion Sean Sherk and top lightweight contender Gray Maynard, plus former...
September 16th 2010

Paul Daley signs for Strikeforce

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley has found himself a new home. Having recently departed the UFC under a cloud, the hard-hitting welterweight has been snapped up by US promotion Strikeforce, it was confirmed today.Daley is coming off a unanimous three-round decision over another recent Strikeforce signee, Jorge Masvidal. He out pointed him last at their Shark Fights 13...
September 16th 2010

UK exclusive: Wanderlei, Alves and Dos Santos headed to London Expo

The Axe Murderer is coming to London. Fighters Only was able to confirm late Wednesday night that Brazilian MMA legend will be one of the star guests at the UFC Expo taking place on the weekend of UFC 120.And he will not be lonely, because we also learned there are several Brazilian names confirmed for the expo alongside him.Welterweight title contender Thiago Alves...
September 16th 2010

Palhares retracts greasing allegations

Rousimar Palhares was quick to accuse Nate Marquardt of greasing when he slipped out of a leglock attempt in last nights UFC Fight Night 22 headliner, but then was equally quick to retract that accusation once the heat of battle had died down."I'm very sorry for the accusations I made. Nate Marquardt did not cheat in any way, and I'm very sorry to him and his...