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August 14th 2010

Little Nog plans to keep it standing with Bader

Rogerio Nogueira, twin brother of former PRIDE heavyweight champion Rodrigo Nogueira, is planning to keep his fight with Ryan Bader standing when they meet in a light-heavyweight match that serves as the co-main event of UFC 119.“I have not seen many of his fights, the UFC has taken the videos off the internet, but from what I saw, the guy has good wrestling...
August 14th 2010

MMA legalized in Ontario, Canada - UFC will stage Toronto show

Mixed martial arts has finally been legalized in the Canadian province of Ontario and that means the UFC can at last stage a show in Toronto - but not until 2011.The province has long been a target of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which recently opened an office there as part of its drive to have mixed martial arts approved.Ontario minister of Consumer Services...
August 13th 2010

Ben Saunders cut by UFC, vows to return

Ben ‘Clinch King’ Saunders has been cut from the UFC roster after suffering two consecutive losses and going 1-3 in his last four outings. He made the news known via his Twitter and Facebook accounts early this morning.“Sorry everyone I tried to fight my best these past two fights but ended up getting out worked. The UFC has officially cut me. The...
August 13th 2010

Sonnen: "I will bury Bisping where he stands"

First it was Patrick Cote, now Chael Sonnen has been drawn into a war of words with British middleweight Michael Bisping. Sonnen appeared on MMA Live this week and was obviously aware of comments Bisping had posted on Twitter (and since removed) in which he said he would beat Sonnen after Akiyama and that Sonnen would not be able to “hold me down” like he...
August 13th 2010

Couture breaks down Toney fight, MMA vs boxing

Former UFC heavyweight and light-heavyweight champion Randy Couture gave his thoughts on the forthcoming UFC 118 fight with James Toney this week. Toney is the IBA heavyweight boxing champion of the world and a legend in pugilistic circles. It will be his first fight under MMA rules. On whether he feels he is representing MMA versus boxing and whether that brings any...
August 13th 2010

Couture thinks Anderson needs to take more risks

Randy Couture says Anderson Silva has strayed away from his early all-action style in recent fights and that this nearly cost him a loss against Chael Sonnen at UFC 117. Silva has been coming in for criticism ever since he fought Patrick Cote at UFC 90 and put in the first of a string of performances which fans found less than enthralling.“Anderson needs to...
August 12th 2010

Foster vs Petz confirmed for Fight Night 22

Brian Foster and Forrest Petz have been officially added to the card for UFC Fight Night 22, the organisation has confirmed.Both fighters are coming off losses and Foster is also returning from an injury after breaking a bone in his leg during a recreational basketball game earlier this year.Foster, who represents Matt Hughes’ HIT Squad team, fought Chris Lytle...
August 12th 2010

Latest UK edition out now

He's been made an example of through drug bans and Brazilian knees, but the fortitude of Chris Leben is unchanged: he will become the UFC middleweight champion. Two wins in two weeks have reinvigorated ‘The Crippler’s purpose ...and career, but do those demons still haunt the Oregon-born brawler?A misguided and troubled childhood was dragged into The...
August 12th 2010

Fighters Only launches third annual World MMA Awards

Fighters Only, the world’s biggest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) magazine, announces the launch of its 3rd annual awards today. Devised to celebrate success and achievement within the MMA industry, the World Mixed Martial Arts Awards gives fans across the globe the chance to cast their vote on which athletes, brands, and industry professionals have made the greatest...
August 12th 2010

Ryan Couture talks about his pro MMA debut this weekend

Ryan Couture, son of the UFC Hall of Fame inductee and all round MMA legend Randy Couture, is to make his first steps into professional MMA this weekend after a successful run on the US amateur circuit.Couture has had several fights for TUFF N UFF and other shows at amateur level (US amateur rules would be classed as semi-pro in UK) and went 4-1-1 overall. He...