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July 8th 2010

UFC sinks 500 pirates

Last year the UFC staged its 100th event in what was considered a milestone for the company. Today the organisation hit another landmark figure, though with less pomp and publicity.Since beginning concerted anti-piracy operations two years ago the UFC has now reached confidential settlements with over 500 businesses and individuals as a result of illegal broadcasts...
July 8th 2010

Confirmed: UFC signs former K-1 champ Mark Hunt

The UFC has signed former K-1 World Grand Prix champion and PRIDE FC veteran Mark Hunt, Fighters Only has been able to confirm. The New Zealand heavyweight will make his debut at UFC 119.Reports of the signing emerged earlier today via Five Ounces of Pain. Hunt will fight fellow UFC newcomer Sean McCorkle when he makes his debut. Fighters Only confirmed the news with...
July 8th 2010

Australian Athletic Commission cancels half of Filho's fights

Paulo Filho has been told by the Australia Athletic Commission that he will only be allowed to have one of his scheduled two fights while in the country. Filho was due to fight on two shows being staged by Impact FC eight days apart from each other.He was to fight on July 10th in Brisbane and then fight Denis Kang on July 18th in Sydeny. Now only the Kang fight will...
July 8th 2010

Sean Sherk vs Evan Dunham at UFC 119

Former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk will finally return to action with a fight against undefeated prospect Evan Dunham  at UFC 119, it has been reported. The fight will be Sherk’s first since being decisioned by Frankie Edgar at UFC 98.News of the fight comes via MMA Junkie, who say that verbal agreements are in place and bout  agreements are...
July 8th 2010

Brothers on Arms: Nogueiras headline UFC 119

Two headlining fights, two brothers - Rodrigo and Rogerio (Lil’ Nog) Nogueira are to headline UFC 119 on September 25th in battles against Frank Mir and Ryan Bader respectively. The Lil’ Nog-Bader match was reported earlier today by MMA Weekly and will serve as the co-main event. Nogueira’s rematch with Mir will headline the September 25th event and...
July 7th 2010

UFC 116 medical suspensions/injury list

Nevada State Athletic Commission executive Keith Kizer has released details of the medical suspensions issued in the wake of Saturday night’s UFC 116 event. The headline bout saw Brock Lesnar retain his heavyweight title by submitting challenger Shane Carwin in the second round.The suspensions are as follows:Brock LesnarSuspended until August 18th No contact...
July 7th 2010

Shogun returns to training next month, MMA return uncertain

UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua will return to training next month as he begins the process of rehabilitating his left knee following surgery to correct ligament damage.Rua underwent surgery following his successful attempt to take the belt from former champion Lyoto Machida at UFC 113. The knee has troubled him for some time and the...
July 7th 2010

Little Nog on Sonnen: "Anderson will beat him like a child"

UFC light-heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira leapt to the defense of his heavyweight brother Rodrigo when he heard what Chael Sonnen said about him at a recent UFC fan Q&A. Sonnen said Anderson Silva’s BJJ black belt was questionable, coming as it does froim the Nogueira brothers. He then added “I don’t really understand what the big deal is...
July 7th 2010

Shane Carwin finds out why body 'locked up' in Brock fight

Further to comments he made after losing his UFC 116 title challenge, Shane Carwin has found out what it was that was bothering him in the fight with Brock Lesnar and making him feel like his body had ‘locked up’. “What happened to me July 3rd is called ‘Lactic Acidosis‘. It was brought on by a few things and mainly not breathing while...