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July 28th 2010

UFC newcomer Brown replaces Thiago Silva at UFC 117

With Thiago Silva forced out of his UFC 117 fight against Tim Boetsch via injury, a replacement has already been found. Todd ‘Bulldog’ Brown, 11-1, will make his UFC debut as a late stand-in for the injured Brazilian."Todd Brown personifies grassroots MMA. He spent a lifetime training young talent and winning in small shows. He's been waiting for...
July 28th 2010

Dan Miller in for Baroni at UFC 118

Dan Miller has agreed to step in for an injured Phil Baroni and fight John Salter at UFC 118,which takes place on August 28th in Boston, Massachusetts. Baroni yesterday announced his withdrawal from the fight, citing a collarbone injury. Shortly before his withdrawal was made known yesterday, Baroni posted twice on his Twitter account. “I’m so stressed...
July 28th 2010

"No pressure" says 0-2 Pokrajac ahead of James Irvin fight

Igor Pokrajac has had a steep learning curve since joining the UFC and believes that his inexperience of fighting in such an organisation actually cost him his last fight. Pokrajac, who was Mirko CroCop’s cornerman and sparring partner for many years, is 0-2 in the UFC since losing to James Te Huna at UFC 110.“Referee (Steve) Percival came to me before...
July 28th 2010

Demian Maia predicts Sonnen to win by points

Former UFC number one contender Demian Maia has faced off with both middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen, so he is well-placed to remark on their UFC 117 clash, which takes place on August 7th  in California, USA.“I see Anderson with a higher percentage of chances to win but I also believe very much in Chael. I remember in his fight versus...
July 28th 2010

UFC 117 Conference Call: Anderson agitated, Sonnen sarcastic

By Dallas WinstonThe clash of personalities between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen once again garnered just as much (or more) attention as their impending collision during today’s UFC 117 conference call.Early on in the session, the champion was probed about Dana White’s statement that he might cut Anderson for another lackluster performance, even if...
July 28th 2010

KSW looking to match Pudzianowski with Butterbean in Poland

Leading Polish promotion KSW has responded to recent comments made by supersize former boxer Eric ‘Butterbean’ Esch, who said that the Polish strongman turned MMA fighter “has no stand-up and as strong as he is, he punches like a girl. All he does is throw arm punches. He needs a lot of help… I don't know who has been coaching him but that...
July 27th 2010

Baroni off UFC 118 card

Phil Baroni has pulled out of his UFC 118 fight with John Salter citing a collarbone injury. The ‘New York Bad Ass’ made his withdrawal known to UFC officials today and Fighters Only has independently confirmed the news.However, it is being speculated that there may be other reasons behind Baroni’s withdrawal from the card. Yesterday he posted a...
July 27th 2010

Thiago Silva out of UFC 117

Thiago Silva has been forced off the UFC 117 card and out of his fight against Tim Boetsch due to an undisclosed injury. The withdrawl ws first reported by MMA Weekly and Fighters Only has since obtained confirmation from sources close to the fighter.However, there is no news on the nature of the injury that has forced him out of this bout. Silva did have surgery...
July 27th 2010

Japan: "MMA is dead," says leading agent

A leading Japanese MMA agent has cast doubt on the future of the sport there, telling Fighters Only that the recent announcement that DREAM’s parent company K-1 is partnering with investment bank PURI is a “desperate move”.Speaking on condition of anonymity the agent - who has represented big-name fighters at the absolute pinnacle of the Japanese...
July 27th 2010

ESPN UK to air Jones vs Matyushenko card live

ESPN will showcase one of the most exciting young talents in combat sports this Sunday night as Ultimate Fighting Championship sensation Jon “Bones” Jones attempts to continue his rapid ascension in the light heavyweight division. The 23-year-old from New York State will pit his youth against the vast experience of veteran former UFC Title challenger...