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November 3rd 2010

MMA: Reilly's return contnues Empire State stalemate

New York State Assemblyman Bob Reilly was re-elected to his seat last night as the votes for the 2010 mid-term elections were counted up.Reilly counts himself as one of the most vehement opponents of MMA and has done everything he can to have the legalization of the sport blocked in New York.Ironically Reilly represents the Democrat party, regarded as center-left...
November 3rd 2010

Huerta suffered two broken orbitals in Alvarez loss

Roger Huerta suffered broken orbital bones in his fight with Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez on October 21st.The doctor stepped in to stop the fight at the end of the second round after determining that Huerta had taken too much damage, but it has only just emerged how much damage he actually took - Huerta suffered breaks in the orbital bones of both...
November 2nd 2010

Roy Nelson: "I'd love to fight Rampage at heavyweight"

Readers around the world reacted with interest to yesterday’s report on the Fighters Only site that Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson had been open to taking a heavyweight fight for his next outing after the Rashad Evans clash earlier this year.In the end of course he was matched with fellow former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and the two will...
November 2nd 2010

Ryan Couture off Strikeforce Challengers show

Ryan Couture is out of his Strikeforce Challengers 19 fight after contracting a staph infection, the promotion has confirmed. He is expected be sidelined for three to four weeks.Couture, 28, made his professional debut on August 13th with a triangle choke win at 1:15 of the first round in his fight with Lucas Stark. November was to be his second professional outing....
November 2nd 2010

Report: UFC headed in Brazil in 2011

The UFC is headed back to Brazil for the first time since 1998, according to reports from the South American country this week.Brazilian martial arts publication GracieMag says “According to [our] sources, Ultimate Brazil will be held in November of next year, in Rio de Janeiro.”The report says that the venue will be the HSBC Arena in Barra da Tijuca,...
November 2nd 2010

Kenny Florian vs Evan Dunham at UFC Fights For The Troops 2

Kenny Florian has been added to the January 22nd ‘UFC Fights for the Troops’ event, according to his agent Malki Kawa.Kawa posted the news on Twitter, revealing that Florian is signed to fight Evan Dunham at the second-ever ‘For the Troops’ event.“Kenny Florian will be fighting Evan Dunham on Jan 22 fight for the troops. Kenny is excited...
November 2nd 2010

Swick vs Mitchell set for January 22nd

Mike Swick has an opponent for January 22nd. Multiple sources are reporting that Swick will be facing off with David Mitchell at the ‘UFC Fights for The Troops 2” event.The bout was first reported by MMA Weekly and sources close to the situation have since confirmed the clash to Fighters Only.Mitchell will be having his second fight for the UFC. His first...
November 1st 2010

Mitrione-Hague and Johnson-Guymon set for January 22nd

Matt Mitrione is to make his return to action in January.The TUF 10 graduate will meet Tim Hague at an as-yet unannounced ‘UFC Fights for the Troops 2’ event on January 22nd.Also lined up for the card is a meeting between DaMarques Johnson (of TUF 9 fame) and Mike ‘Joker’ Guymon, a former member of the TapouT Crew.The Mitrione-Hague clash was...
November 1st 2010

Marquardt urges MMA fans to withold judgement on Sonnen

Nate Marquardt has urged MMA fans to hold their judgement on Chael Sonnen’s positive steroid test until all the details have emerged. Sonnen allegedly supplied a positive sample around his UFC 119 fight with Anderson Silva and has been hit with a one-year suspension by the California State Athletic Commission."Until they've seen the test results and have...