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August 4th 2010

uStream hands over IP addresses to UFC

Online streaming platform uStream has capitulated to the UFC and handed over the IP addresses of persons suspected of pirating UFC and Zuffa-owned content via their site.The company announced this week that it has complied with a subpoena recently issued by Zuffa LLC and has handed over data pertaining to suspected pirates.Zuffa LLC has stated that it is only going...
August 4th 2010

Aleks E "has Hepatitis C"

Aleksander Emelianenko has Hepatitis C, according to a Polish MMA promoter who recently looked to sign the Russian heavyweight but has today backed out of a deal. KSW co-owner Maciej Kawulski told Polsat News that Aleks won't fight in KSW after all, despite a recent press release saying he would be.Fighters Only was supplied with a translation of his words by leading...
August 4th 2010

UK: Watch Tim Sylvia back in action against Paul Buentello

Two-time UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia faces another former UFC star Paul ‘The Head Hunter’ Buentello on US promotion ‘War on the Mainland’ on August 15th.Sylvia, currently signed to Adrenaline MMA, is coming off two recent wins against Jason Riley, and five-time Worlds Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski. In contrast, Buentello suffered...
August 4th 2010

Maia matched with Miranda for UFC 118

Demian Maia has been moved to the UFC 118 main card and will fight fellow Brazilian grappling standout Mario Miranda. Maia had been due to fight Alan Belcher in the headline fight of UFC Fight Night 22 but that fight was cancelled when Belcher sustained a detached retina and had to undergo emergency surgery.The headline spot for Fight Night 22 has now been taken by...
August 4th 2010

Couture to throw first pitch at Oakland A's game

Randy “The Natural” Couture has been invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch before the Oakland A’s vs. Texas Rangers game on Saturday, August 7th. The game starts at 13:10 and the first pitch is set for 12:55 pm. It will be caught by A’s first baseman (and die-hard UFC fan) Daric Barton.Couture is in Oakland promoting UFC 117, which takes...
August 3rd 2010

Marquardt-Palhares moved from UFC 118 to Fight Night 22

Nate Marquardt and Rousimar Palhares have been moved to the main event slot of UFC Fight Night 22 following Alan Belcher’s withdrawal from his fight with Demian Maia, which was supposed to headline that card.Marquardt vs. Palhares will now headline the Fight Night event, in a switch first reported by MMA Junkie. Maia has been removed from the card and will now...
August 3rd 2010

Fitch thinks he is in line for a title shot... sometime

Jon Fitch doesn’t know if he will be in line for a crack at the UFC welterweight title if he gets past Thiago Alves at UFC 117 or if he will have to “win eight more fights,” according to comments he made during a recent radio appearance. "I would think so, but I don't make the decisions. You never know what the suits are thinking, and what they...
August 3rd 2010

UFC 117 breakdowns: Guida vs. Dos Anjos and Hughes vs. Almeida

By Simon PlattClay Guida vs. Rafael dos AnjosGoing 0-2 in your first few fights with the UFC is usually about the time a fighter takes the phone off the hook and leaves the mail sitting unopened on the doormat for fear of the inevitable “thanks, but no thanks” parting of ways.Yet in sparing Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos his marching orders, UFC president...
August 3rd 2010

TUF 12 competitors announced

The cast for the 12th season of the UFC’s reality series The Ultimate Fighter has been announced. 28 lightweights will feature in the opening episodes, being whittled down to 14 via preliminary bouts. They will then be split into two teams, captained by Georges St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck, and begin working towards their goal of winning the series. UFC...