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August 21st 2010

Antonio Silva expects Overeem next - but Fedor a possibility

Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva is preparing for his next Strikeforce heavyweight fight, but doesn’t know if it will be Alistair Overeem or Fedor Emelianenko. Overeem seems the more likely, but Emelianenko has been linked with Silva this week and nobody knows what exactly Strikeforce’s next move will be."Strikeforce hasn't yet given us a definite...
August 20th 2010

UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn Countdown: Maia vs. Miranda

By Simon Platt Originally scheduled to face Alan Belcher at the self-entitled; ‘Ultimate Fight Night: Maia vs. Belcher’ on September 15th, Maia instead now finds himself facing off against fellow Brazilian Mario Miranda as part of an excellent undercard to next Saturdays Edgar vs. Penn main event – Belcher forced out of their original fight on...
August 20th 2010

WEC 50 medical suspensions list

WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and leading contender Scott Jorgensen are two of 11 fighters issued with medical suspensions following this week’s WEC 50 event, which took place on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, Nevada. A list of medical suspensions was circulated today by Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.The list...
August 20th 2010

Strikeforce Houston: Weigh-in results

Two fighters missed weight at today’s official weigh-ins for ‘Strikeforce: Houston’, but no bouts are being affected. Main card fighter KJ Noons was a quarter-pound overweight at 156.25 pounds (there is a one pound excess weight allowance in each weight class, so lightweight is 155+1).He expressed willingness to go and cut the excess quarter-pound...
August 20th 2010

Kimbo off to pro-boxing, according to former Elite XC promoter

With his mixed martial arts career in the doldrums since being dropped by the UFC, former street fighter Kimbo Slice (real name Kevin Ferguson) could be on his way to professional boxing, according to a recent interview with promoter Gary Shaw.Shaw, who headed EliteXC and oversaw Slice’s transition into mixed martial arts in the first place, has returned to...
August 20th 2010

Lesnar's BJJ coach talks Velasquez, Dos Santos

Rodrigo Comprido, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and BJJ coach to Brock Lesnar among others, has given his thoughts on Lesnar’s next fights. Lesnar faces Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 and if he retains the UFC heavyweight title, will face Junior Dos Santos after that. Speaking to Tatame, he first gave his thoughts on the fight with Velasquez. The Mexican-American...
August 20th 2010

Faber fighting for WEC in November

Urijah Faber is set to make his long-awaited return to WEC action in November with a fight against Japanese bantamweight Takeya Mizugaki.WEC general manager Reed Harris revealed the news during an appearance on MMA Junkie Radio, confirming that the popular ex-champion was recovered from his knee injury. Faber has dropped to bantamweight in search of success after...
August 20th 2010

Report: WEC 50 draws 316,000 viewers

WEC 50 drew a median audience of 316,000 viewers for its Wednesday night broadcast on the Versus network, it has been reported. Despite the relatively low amount of hype for the event, the numbers are similar to those for WEC 49.Figures for the event, which was headlined by Dominick Cruz defending his bantamweight belt against Joseph Benavidez, come courtesy of an...
August 20th 2010

Wiman out, Oliveira in against Escudero at Fight Night 22

Matt Wiman is out of his UFC Fight Night 22 match with Efrain Escudero and has been replaced by Charles Oliveira. It is Escudero’s third change of opponent this week.UFC Fight Night 22 takes place on September 15th and will be headlined by a middleweight fight between former contender Nate Marquardt and rising star Rousimar Palhares.He was originally set to...
August 19th 2010

UFC 118 'Edgar vs. Penn' Countdown: Diaz vs. Davis

By Simon Platt The first fight on the evening’s main card, Nate Diaz vs. Marcus Davis has the potential to be a tear-up to rival anything seen in 2010 thus far with no less than eight UFC ‘...of the Night’ bonuses between them – Diaz stringing together an especially impressive five on the spin until the entertainment black-hole that is Gray...