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January 30th 2011

Diaz retains welterweight title, stops Cyborg

Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos was giving Nick Diaz the fight of his life in their Strikeforce welterweight title match, until he made the inexplicable decision to take the Gracie Jiu Jitsu fighter down at the end of the second round.That allowed Diaz to lock in an armbar off his back - with ease, despite Santos being a black belt himself - and put an end to...
January 30th 2011

Jacare retains middleweight belt, Walker and Gracie win

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza retained his middleweight belt with a third-round submission but he was close to losing it at one point during the first round when Lawler clattered him with punches and briefly had him “on rollerskates” in the words of Strikeforce commentator Mauro Ranallo.Jacare also had his moments in the first round. When he scored a...
January 29th 2011

Hughes on his way to Hawaii to train with Penn?

Matt Hughes is on his way to Hawaii to train with BJ Penn.Penn himself revealed that the former welterweight champion, who he recently defeated at UFC 123, will be joining him to help prepare for the fight against Jon Fitch in February.In a comment posted on his own website, Penn wrote “One thing is for sure about Hughes!! hes coming to help me train for...
January 29th 2011

Tim Sylvia loses in 33 seconds

Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia suffered the ignominy of another quick first round loss last night.Making his debut for Titan FC in the US, Sylvia took a barrage of punches from Abe Wagner and the referee stepped in at 33 seconds to stop the fight when Sylvia hit the floor.Sylvia protested that the stoppage was early and he did have a point - he was...
January 28th 2011

Overeem-Werdum set for April 9th, Japan venue possible

A Strikeforce card in Japan looks to be moving even closer to fruition, according to reports from the Strikeforce press conference yesterday.CEO and promoter Scott Coker confirmed that Alistair Overeem and Fabricio Werdum are set to fight their heavyweight grand prix match on April 9th, according to ESPN reporter Josh Gross.Coker also apparently intimated that Japan...
January 28th 2011

Excusive: Anderson's training partner reports from the camp

“Anderson will go there to knock Belfort out” says trainer JamboVery happy and just some a few pounds over the weight limit for the fight, Anderson Silva prepares at Nogueira Gym for his fight of the century versus Vitor BelfortAnderson called upon an army of friends for the bout on February 5th. Pedro Rizzo, Ronaldo Jacare, Rogerio Minotouro, Rafael...
January 28th 2011

Belfort on "unique" Anderson, and putting journalists straight

Vitor Belfort recalled putting a journalist in his place with style during the conference call for UFC 126 yesterday.Belfort was once asked by a mainstream Brazilian reporter, who had an idea of MMA fighters as uncontrollable lunatics, what he would do (being a trained fighter) if someone crashed into his car.“People think MMA is brutal and that we’re...
January 28th 2011

Diaz: If he goes on bottom, I will wreck him

Nick Diaz has been at pains this week to tell people that his Saturday night opponent Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos, journeyman though he is, is no pushover. But he does admit that if the fight goes to the floor and Cyborg ends up on his back, it will be a matter of minutes before the Brazilian is finished."The thing is, if you take shots from this...
January 28th 2011

Forrest Griffin unsettled by long layoff

Forrest Griffin, who faces Rich Franklin on February 5th, is a little bit unsettled by the amount of time that he has spent away from competition.The former light-heavyweight champion - he won the belt by controversial decision in 2009 and lost it in his first defence - did not fight at all in 2010.His last outing was a split-decision win over Tito Ortiz in November...
January 28th 2011

Semtex predicts huge KO against Shirai

Paul 'Semtex' Daley is predicting another massive knockout win for himself when he headlines BAMMA 5 at Manchester's Evening News Arena on February 26th.His opponent is Yuya Shirai, champion of Japanese promotion DEEP and currently riding a five-fight win streak. Shirai has only been knocked out once in seven years of fighting, but Daley is not overly...