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March 24th 2011

UFC confirms fighter line-up for Toronto Expo

The UFC has confirmed the fighter line-up for the UFC Fan Expo at the Direct Energy Centre in Toronto on April 29 and 30. The following fighters will participate in autograph sessions and a variety of other fan activities: Light-heavyweight champion Jon JonesHeavyweight champion Cain VelasquezMiddleweight champion Anderson SilvaBantamweight champion Dominick...
March 24th 2011

Magalhaes, Norwood prepare for M-1 Challenge tomorrow

The UFC has Brian Stann, Strikeforce has Tim Kennedy and now M-1 Global is looking to showcase a US serviceman of its own when it stages its latest event tomorrow night.Captain Jason Norwood is a graduate of the West Point military academy, has toured Iraq and is currently the officer in charge of the Modern Army Combatives hand-to-hand combat program where he is...
March 23rd 2011

Daley vs Diaz signed for April 9th

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley has signed a bout agreement for an April 9th fight with Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz, who has also completed his bout agreement to make the fight a contractual lock.There had been some doubts Daley would go through with the fight after he responded negatively to the UFC’s takeover of the Strikeforce promotion.He...
March 23rd 2011

Hardy cans the trash talk, focuses on getting the win

Dan Hardy’s trademark smack talk has been noticeable by its absence.He fights Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson this  weekend and where usually his opponents would be subjected to a never ending flurry of verbal digs, this time Hardy has been curiously mooted. He says its all about focus, coming off two losses as he is.“Anthony never bites to that...
March 23rd 2011

Shane Carwin meets Jon Olav Einemo at UFC 131

Shane Carwin’s next opponent will be PRIDE FC veteran and ADCC standout Jon Olav Einemo.The Norwegian heavyweight signed with the UFC recently and his match with Carwin was confirmed today by UFC president Dana White.Einemo, 35, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt - in fact was one of the first Europeans to gain the distinction -and won the 2003 ADCC Submission...
March 23rd 2011

Rogerio Nogueira fancies a crack at Jon Jones

Rogerio Nogueira fancies his chances against Jon Jones.He fights at UFC Fight Night 24 against Phil Davis this Saturday and is coming off a loss to Ryan Bader. Despite the fact that his first focus must be on not going 0-2, he says if all goes well he would like to fight Jones at some point.Speaking to Brasil Combate he said:“Who I would have wanted for my next...
March 23rd 2011

Anderson not interested in going to 205lbs again

A superfight between Jon Jones and Anderson Silva is a prospect to thrill any fight fan. Sadly Anderson isn’t up for it. According to UFC president Dana White, he is determined to stay at middleweight until he retires.“Anderson Silva has made it very clear to me that he does not want to fight at 205 pounds… Originally, I was always talking about...
March 23rd 2011

Bisping two fights from title shot, says Dana

Michael Bisping is still two fights away from a middleweight title shot, according to UFC president Dana White.He appeared online today for a live chatroom exchange with readers of the Seattle Times. The UFC stages its first Seattle show this Saturday, with Fight Night 24 headlined by Dan Hardy and Anthony Johnson.White was asked how close Bisping is to a title shot;...
March 23rd 2011

Shogun manager pens open letter to fans

Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua’s manager Eduardo Alonso has released an open letter to the Brazilian’s fans thanking them for their support and promising the popular light-heavyweight will rebound from losing his title to Jon Jones on Saturday night.Rua was stopped in the third round of a fight he never really got into, with Jones landing huge shots...
March 23rd 2011

Angry Rashad christens the new champ 'Judas Jones'

Things are already starting to heat up between Rashad Evans and former training partner Jon Jones, who won the UFC light-heavyweight title from Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua at the weekend. Evans made some comments at the weekend about coach Greg Jackson being responsible for the split in the camp, maintaining that he (Evans) had been against allowing Jones to...

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