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February 5th 2011

Wanderlei breaks down Anderson vs Belfort

Wanderlei Silva is a natural person to breakdown the UFC 126 main event between his former team mate Anderson Silva and former adversary Vitor Belfort. Speaking in his gym, “The Axe Murderer” told UOL what he expects from the match-up.“It’s a big fight. Perhaps Vitor is the hardest opponent for Anderson. I think this is a very interesting...
February 5th 2011

UFC 126: Main event analysis

Belfort has had just one fight since returning to the UFC fold, a stoppage win over former middleweight champion Rich Franklin. But that fight took place at catch weight and some say it shouldn’t have been enough to catapult him to pole position in the 185 pound division.Anderson, or at least his manager Ed Soares, was one person who vocalised that thought back...
February 5th 2011

UFC 126 Play by Play

The full text of our live UFC 126 play by play from ringside in Las Vegas last night...  UFC 126 Play by Play by shaolin cool » Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:35 am MIKE PIERCE VS. KENNY ROBERTSONRound 1 - Pierce out works Kenny from the opening bell. Kenny defends the takedown attempts well. Pierce wants to use the cage and set up a takedown....
February 5th 2011

Bisping backs Anderson to retain title, wants a shot himself

Michael Bisping is backing Anderson Silva to retain his middleweight title in tonight’s clash against Vitor Belfort - and he sincerely hopes the Brazilian does not lose to his countryman.Giving Fighters Only his thoughts on the middleweight title fight he said, “I think predictably, early in the first round it is going to lean towards Vitor but if it goes...
February 4th 2011

Saunders signs for Bellator FC

Ben ‘Clinch King’ Saunders has signed for Bellator FC.The Ultimate Fighter season six graduate will appear in welterweight matches over the forthcoming season four run, but will not form part of the welterweight grand prix.Instead his match(es) will be non-tournament affairs, but will still air on the main card and should be broadcast live on MTV...
February 4th 2011

All 8 Strikeforce GP fighters meet fans in NY next Tues

All eight of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix participants will be at a fan ‘meet n greet’ in New York next week to publicise the tournament.Fedor Emelianenko, Alistair Overeem, Antonio "Big Foot'' Silva, Andrei Arlovski, Fabricio Werdum, Brett Rogers, Josh Barnett and Sergei Kharitonov will be at the Roseland Ballroom (239 W. 52nd Street just...
February 4th 2011

Torres credits GSP trainer for new fighting style

Miguel Torres has talked about his new fighting style ahead of a clash with Antonio Banuelos tomorrow night.The former WEC bantamweight champion credits Firas Zahabi, trainer of Georges St. Pierre and head of the Tristar Gym in Montreal, for giving him a new approach."When I trained myself, it was all guts and glory. Go out there and represent who I am and where...
February 4th 2011

Fireworks between Anderson and Belfort at weigh ins

Anderson Silva played down his press conference demeanour in interviews yesterday but removed all doubts today - there is some undercurrent to the fight with Vitor Belfort and he is not playing nice.Anderson took to the podium wearing a mask for the weigh in, then squared off with Vitor in highly aggressive fashion. UFC president Dana White had to get between them to...
February 4th 2011

Belfort "not intimidated", says Anderson "doing silly things"

The staredown between Anderson Belfort and Vitor Belfort after Wednesday’s press conference lit message boards up within minutes. Anderson brought an intensity that ignited fan interest while debate raged as to whether Belfort looked focused, intimated or angry.“His actions speak louder than his words. I think he respects me. I just think he wears the...
February 4th 2011

Philippines set to be first localized TUF

The Philippines is likely to be the first non-US nation to get its own season of The Ultimate Fighter, says UFC president Dana White.He made the comment to Daily Telegraph reporter Gareth Davies, who was pitching an England vs. Australia TUF season to him.“We’re taking The Ultimate Fighter to all these different countries. I just got done doing an...

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