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March 16th 2011

Guillard vs Roller official for UFC 132

The UFC has officially announced a lightweight match between Melvin Guillard and Shane Roller for UFC 132.It will take place on July 2nd and will most likely air on the pay per view portion of the event, as Guillard continues his efforts to earn a title shot.Guillard comes into the bout off the back of a first-round stoppage win over Evan Dunham in January at the...
March 16th 2011

Brennan: "I really want to get back to the UFC"

Chris ‘The Westside Strangler’  Brennan (19-13-1) is a fighter that’s been around the sport a long time. One of the first fighters to discard of the gi and focus on no-gi grappling, Chris has a distinguished career in promotions such as the UFC, Pride and Cage Rage. FO: Chris, I believe you’ll be fighting again soon? Chris:...
March 16th 2011

Joachim Hansen sends message of support to Japanese fans

Like many fighters who made their name in the Land of the Rising Sun, Norwegian featherweight Joachim ‘Hellboy’ Hansen has strong ties to Japan.And so he has kept a close eye on the unbelievable sequence of disasters that has struck the country, as it veered from earthquake to tsunami to looming nuclear crisis.“All the suffering that the Japanese...
March 16th 2011

Bellator FC sees viewer upswing for second MTV2 show

So far so good for Bellator FC’s new deal with MTV2.The promotion debuted on the network two weeks ago with its fourth season of fight shows. Each season runs twelve weeks and we are two weeks into this one, ten to go.In its debut on the MTV2 network (Bellator 35), the show scored 200,000 viewers, with a replay some hours later drawing 127,000.Its next event,...
March 16th 2011

Ninja Rua challenging Watson for belt at BAMMA 6

Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua is heading to the UK to challenge Tom ‘Kong’ Watson for the BAMMA middleweight title. The fight will take place at BAMMA 6 on Saturday 21st May at Wembley Arena, London and will headline the event. Watson said: "Ninja is without doubt one of the most exciting and top Middleweight fighters in the world. I am so excited...
March 16th 2011

Blagoi Ivanov signs for Bellator FC

Bellator Fighting Championships has announced the signing of Bulgarian heavyweight Blagoi Ivanov, undefeated at 8-0.Ivanov is familiar to some fans as the man who defeated Fedor Emelianenko in the semi-finals of the World Sambo Championships in 2008.He transitioned to full-time mixed martial arts shortly afterwards and made his big-stage debut in a fight for Sengoku...
March 15th 2011

Overeem "shocked" but "excited" by UFC buyout of Strikeforce

Alistair Overeem says he was as surprised as anyone when the UFC buyout of Strikeforce was announced.“I was shocked when I read it, but I'm very excited. It's a very big upset in the MMA world, and the fighting world in general. But yeah, my first thought was, I'm excited... It was a very big surprise to me and to everybody,” he said in appearance on The...
March 15th 2011

James Irvin: "Khalidov is the Euro version of Anderson"

James Irvin is headed to Poland for a championship fight with Mamed Khalidov at KSW 15 this Saturday. The Californian light-heavyweight says he is a big admirer of Khalidov - but tells interviewer Artur Przybysz that won’t stop him looking for the finish.Hello James. How was your preparations for Mamed Khalidov go? Where and with whom did you train?- Training...
March 15th 2011

Camp report: FO visits CroCop HQ ahead of Schaub fight

Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic faces Brendan Schaub at UFC 128 this weekend. He invited Fighters Only to Zagreb last month for an unprecedented look inside his training camp for this fight. Fighters Only staffer John Joe O’Regan spent a few days in the Croatian capital with the Pride FC Grand Prix champion…From my Manchester, UK home I have two flights to reach...

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