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January 24th 2011

Dorea predicts KO win for Dos Santos over Lesnar

Luiz Dorea is in charge of Junior dos Santos’ boxing; the experienced coach was selected to train Cigano’s team on The Ultimate Fighter against former champion Brock Lesnar.Traditionally, the TUF coaches are expected to face each other in the end of the reality show season and Dorea sees no other result but a knockout for their encounter in June...
January 24th 2011

Belfort denies injury rumours, assures all is well

Less than two weeks out from a long-awaited confrontation between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort for the UFC middleweight belt, the “Phenom” found his name involved in rumours that pointed to a serious injury in the former champion.Frightened by the news, the number one contender used his microblog on Twitter to calm the fans down and to guarantee he is...
January 24th 2011

Belfort responds to Shawn Tompkins criticism

Vitor Belfort has been the recipient of tough criticism from former coach Shawn Tompkins throughout last week. Tompkins criticized the loyalty of the Brazilian fighter and said "The Phenom" would have gone to training with Mike Tyson to gain hype in the media alongside the former boxing champion. On Twitter, Belfort wrote:"If I think something, but if...
January 24th 2011

Dana: Tito out of UFC if he loses to Nogueira

Tito Ortiz could be having the last fight of his life when he faces Rogerio Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 24 in March.The former light-heavyweight champion is in a “must win” situation, according to UFC president Dana White. He is on a three-fight losing streak and has lost four of his last five, with the other match being a draw.“Tito's got to win...
January 24th 2011

Rampage likely to be next 205lb title challenger

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson got some welcome news from UFC president Dana White at the post-fight press conference which followed UFC Fight for the Troops 2 on Saturday night.Asked about who the next light-heavyweight title contender might be after Rashad Evans fights champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua later this year, White threw Jackson’s...
January 23rd 2011

Fight for the Troops 2: Bonus winners

Melvin Guillard, Yves Edwards and Cody McKenzie were the bonus winners at last nights ‘UFC Fight for the Troops: 2’ event.Each earned a bonus cheque of $30,000 which they take home in addition to their contracted purses.Guillard earned Knockout of the Night for his stoppage win over Evan Dunham in the evening’s main event. What was predicted to be a...
January 23rd 2011

Fight for the Troops 2: Report and Review

Melvin Guillard vs. Evan DunhamWhen Dunham got Guillard’s back about 40 seconds into the first round it looked like a quick finish could be on the cards, especially when he then translated that into a takedown against the fence. But Guillard scrambled like mad and was able to regain his feet - well, one foot - and turn the tide of the fight.While balancing on...
January 22nd 2011

Fights for the Troops Countdown: Mitrione vs Hague

Matt Mitrione (3-0-0) vs. Tim Hague (12-4-0) By Simon Platt Former NFL defensive tackle Matt Mitrione was 0-0-0 in professional MMA before packing up his jock-strap and taking residence in ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ house in what was, arguably, the shows most entertaining series to date as Rashad Evans and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson traded...
January 22nd 2011

Fight for the Troops 2 Main Event: Dunham vs Guillard

Evan Dunham is a man on the rise and when he fought former lightweight champion Sean Sherk last year there were only three people who thought Sherk won. Unfortunately they were the judges.That was the first loss of his career and he finds himself coming into a fight with Melvin Guillard off the back of it. Prior to that he had racked up four consecutive wins in the...

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