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February 28th 2011

Fitch says he won Penn fight, Dana strongly disagrees

Jon Fitch has sat down and watched his UFC 127 fight with BJ Penn - and thinks the judges should have awarded him the win rather than declaring the fight to be a draw.“Finally watched the fight back myself. First [round] draw and I won [round] 2 and 3. I will prove myself if I must. But I know I won that fight,” he wrote on The Underground.“Much...
February 28th 2011

Dana on Bisping: "He is in trouble!" (updated)

Michael Bisping is almost certain to face disciplinary action from the UFC following the heated scenes that took place immediately after his second-round win over Jorge Rivera at UFC 127 on Saturday night.What should have been a moment of triumph for Bisping turned ugly as he castigated a prone Rivera, shouted at the TKO’d man’s corner team and then spat...
February 28th 2011

Bisping in Belfort's sights

It seems Michael Bisping has become the target of the top middleweight contenders. First, the UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva told ESPN UK that he would welcome a fight versus the British star and now Vitor Belfort posted on Twitter his wish of facing Mike soon.“On my way to the airport going back to Vegas. I am looking forward to fighting Bisping on...
February 28th 2011

Te Huna donates purse to Australian charity, UFC matches it

James Te Huna might have lost his light-heavyweight fight with Alexander Gustaffson on Saturday night, but he is a double-winner in the eyes of his New Zealand and Australia countrymen.Originally from New Zealand but now based in Australia, Te Huna donated his entire fight purse to victims of the recent flooding and natural disasters that have affected both...
February 28th 2011

Phil Baroni weighs in for Bisping

Phil Baroni has thrown his support behind Michael Bisping and says the British middleweight was under no obligation to be on friendly terms with Jorge Rivera after their UFC 127 fight. Bisping was involved in heated scenes following the fight, arguing with Rivera and Rivera’s corner team and spitting in the direction of one of them. Baroni says, “Bisping...
February 28th 2011

Bisping says illegal knee "certainly wasn't on purpose"

Michael Bisping has refuted claims that the illegal knee he hit a grounded Jorge Rivera with was intentional.The British middleweight threw the knee while Rivera was on both knees himself. It caught him flush and Rivera took several minutes to recover, before electing to continue the fight. He went on to lose by TKO in the second round and there were heated verbal...
February 27th 2011

UFC 127: ION undercard review (Pearson/Fisher)

Ross Pearson vs. Spencer Fisher Ross Pearson and Spencer Fisher showed what MMA striking can be. While the stand-up in mixed martial arts is often criticised by purists from single disciplines such as boxing or Muay Thai, the likes of Pearson and Fisher aren’t included.Pearson took a while to warm up, while Fisher was moving so fast it looked he was on...
February 27th 2011

UFC 127 Main Card Review: Draws and Drama

BJ Penn came straight out and into a takedown effort. Jon Fitch was not the only one taken completely by surprise by that.That initial effort wasn’t successful but a subsequent one was and Penn quickly turned it into a back-take, from where he looked for the RNC. This was textbook Penn and a first-round finished looked imminent. But Fitch was able to fight it...
February 27th 2011

Semtex Daley stops Shirai in first round, Nick Diaz next?

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley made short work for his Japanese opponent Yuya Shirai in the headline fight of BAMMA 5 in Manchester, England.Daley was landing a stiff left jab early that was noticeably rocking Shirai. One such effort dropped Shirai but that was most likely because Shirai was attempting a kick at the time.Nonetheless Shirai was being staggered by...
February 26th 2011

UFC 127 weigh in results

All the UFC 127 fighters bar one made weight at their first attempt during the official fighter weigh ins in Sydney, Australia.Dennis Siver was 1.6lbs over the limit on his first effort and was given an hour to lose the .6 (there is a one-pound excess allowance for non-title fights). He succeeded.Further drama was supplied by Michael Bisping losing his temper with...

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