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May 25th 2010

Dos Anjos climbing the rankings, but no rush for top spots

Rafael dos Anjos says he is taking his career in the UFC one step at a time and he is in no rush to get himself into the lightweight title picture. Unbeaten in his last three UFC outings and with a 14-4 record overall, Dos Anjos faces division gatekeeper Clay Guida at UFC 117 on August 7th.“I'm training to do the anti-grappling, do not get taken down, and...
May 25th 2010

Three more fights confirmed for UFC Live on Versus 2

Three more fights have now been confirmed for the second ‘UFC Live on Versus’ card, which is due to take place on August 1st in Salt Lake City, Utah. Bout agreements have been signed and returned for clashes between lightweights Takanori Gomi and Joe Stevenson, plus welterweights John Howard and Jake Ellenberger. Another welterweight fight, DaMarques...
May 25th 2010

UFC opens Canadian office, installs Tom Wright as regional head

The UFC has made the big announcement that was promised for today during a press conference held at 1pm ET. The organisation revealed it will be opening a dedicated Canadian office to enhance its presence in the country that UFC president Dana White has long described as a “Mecca” of MMA.The office will be headed by Tom Wright, former commissioner of the...
May 25th 2010

UFC Fight Night 22 set for September 15th

The date for UFC Fight Night 22 has been set for September 15th although a location is still undetermined at this point. MMA Junkie was the first to report the date and Fighters Only has since confirmed the prospective slot with a well-placed source.  As with UFC Fight Night 21, the 22nd event of the series is to serve as a lead-in for season 12 of The Ultimate...
May 25th 2010

Bisping looking forward to Rampage-Shogun rematch

Mike Bisping says he is looking forward to seeing a rematch between his team mate Quinton ‘Rampage’  Jackson and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua if Jackson gets past Rashad Evans this weekend. Rua is the new UFC light-heavyweight champion following his stoppage of Lyoto Machida and the winner of Jackson-Evans has been promised a title shot.“I...
May 25th 2010

Arona hoping to talk with Dana White this week

Ricardo Arona says he is hoping to snatch a few minutes with UFC president Dana White around this week’s second annual UFC Fan Expo, which he will be attending with his friend and sometime training partner Rogerio Nogueira.Arona is one of the few big names from PRIDE that did not find his way to the UFC and now three years on from the Japanese event folding, he...
May 25th 2010

Rashad goes deep on Rampage "perpetuating black sterotypes"

A week on from the already notorious UFC 114 conference call Rashad Evans has again slammed his opponent Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, claiming he deliberately portrays negative stereotypes of black people. Speaking on ProMMA Radio this week, Evans - who faces Jackson in the headline bout of UFC 114 this weekend - said that the Memphis, Tennessee man puts on...
May 25th 2010

M-1: "We were never offered Overeem fight"

M-1 Global executive Eugene Kogan has reacted angrily to Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem’s claim last week that Fedor Emelianenko had turned down offers of a fight with him. Overeem made the claim in his post-fight speech but Kogan says the Dutchman is lying and is just trying to hype a fight.Kogan told Sherdog the claims are...
May 25th 2010

Anthony Johnson to return as middleweight?

Anthony Johnson could be on his way up to middleweight as he seeks to hasten his return from a knee injury that required recent surgery. Johnson had an operation to repair his MCL a few weeks ago and is currently recuperating and trying to get it back to full health.But he is huge by welterweight standards because of the giant cuts he makes (and sometimes...
May 24th 2010

UFC confirms second event on Versus

A second ‘UFC Live on Versus’ event has been officially confirmed by The Ultimate Fighting championship. As previously reported, it will take place August 1st in Salt Lake City, Utah.The date and location has been known for some time but had not been confirmed until now. Likewise many of the matches are known but only two have been given official...