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March 28th 2011

Shogun admits Jones knee took him out of the fight

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is not happy with himself.The former UFC light-heavyweight champion revealed at the weekend that he felt the fight with Jon Jones was over pretty much as soon as he took the flying knee that opened proceedings. “I’m just bummed out… He hits hard, I took a knee shot early on and was out of it the whole fight,”...
March 28th 2011

Franklin fancies a crack at Jones

Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin would like a crack at Jon Jones.Franklin, now up at light-heavyweight, has been impressed with Jones since day one. His win over Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua to take the belt last weekend only added to that.“The very first time I saw Jon Jones fight, I remember coming home and talking to my business partner at...
March 28th 2011

Ishii out of Strikeforce debut, replaced by Larkin

Unbeaten light heavyweight Lorenz “The Monsoon’’ Larkin (8-0) will replace Satoshi Ishii and take on kickboxing specialist Scott “Lights Out’’ Lighty (6-1) on the Strikeforce Challengers card on Friday, April 1st in Stockton, California.Ishii has withdrawn because of the recent series of natural disasters that struck Japan. The...
March 27th 2011

UFC Fight Night 24: Davis beats Lil Nog, Johnson rumbles Hardy

UFC Fight Night 24 takes place in Seattle, USA tonight with Rogerio Nogueira and Phil Davis in the main event and Dan Hardy/Anthony Johnson in the co-main. Results as they happen below: MAIN CARDRogerio Nogueira vs Phil Davis Davis was frustrated in round one, with every single one of his takedown efforts getting stuffed. It wasn’t that his setups weren’t...
March 27th 2011

Fight Night 24 bonus winners, gate and attendance

UFC Fight Night 24 was a record setter for the UFC in both attendance and gate.The event - subtitled ‘Nogueira vs. Davis’ - pulled 14,212 attendees for a live gate of $1,182,850. The figures were provided at the post-event press conference.It was the UFC’s first trip to Seattle and the first show that the company has ever staged in Washington state;...
March 25th 2011

UFC FIght Night 24: Official Weigh In results

Everyone made weight without issue at the UFC Fight Night 24 official weigh ins today - including the sometimes-heft Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson.Johnson, who was up to 235lbs at one point as he recovered from knee surgery, tipped the scales at 171lbs. The relief on his face was clear to see.Afterwards he took to Twitter to castigate haters and invite them to...
March 25th 2011

Dan Hardy visits Bruce Lee's grave in Seattle

Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy went to visit the grave of martial arts pioneer Bruce Lee while in Seattle for this weekend’s UFC event, and found it an emotional experience.Lee, who died at age 32, is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Seattle. He is buried next to his son Brandon, who died at the age of 28 when he was accidentally shot during filming of The...

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