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October 1st 2010

Cerrone wins grudge match, retains animosity

Donald Cerrone may have overcome Jamie Varner on the main card of WEC 51, but their mutual dislike has not abated any.Moments after getting the unanimous decision win over Varner - giving them a win each in their brace of fights thus far - Cerrone was offering to fight Varner for a third time, as soon as possible.“I want to go one up on him,” he explained...
October 1st 2010

WEC 51 bonus awards

George Roop, Miguel Torres, Donald Cerrone and Jamie Varner were the bonus winner at WEC 51, each taking home a cheque for $10,000 in addition to their purses and any win bonuses. Roop earned Knockout of the Night for achieving what was thought to be almost impossible. He stopped the forward lurch of ‘The Korean Zombie’ Chan Sung Jung with a second-round...
October 1st 2010

Exclusive: Q & A with BJ Penn

Former UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn lost his title at UFC 112 when he was out pointed by Frankie Edgar in the course of a five-round battle. Their rematch at UFC 118 was predicted to be a washout for Penn, but Edgar confounded his detractors by dialling in an emphatic and pretty one-sided victory.Fighters Only staff writer Gary Alexander recently met up with Penn...
September 30th 2010

UK: OMMAC 7 - Scanlon back with a vengeance?

The Liverpool Olympia sees the return of the Olympian MMA Championships tomorrow with OMMAC 7 - Vengeance. An 11-fight card includes two British title fights with no less than nine Liverpool fighters enetring the OMMAC cage in front of the MMA faithfull.The main event is for the Vacant British Middleweight Title between Lancaster's Alex Makhonin 7-1-0 and London's...
September 30th 2010

Edgar defends belt for second time on January 1st

UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will defend his belt for the second time when UFC 125 takes place on January 1st. As with his first title defence, this will also be a rematch - he faces undefeated contender Gray Maynard, who brings a 10-0 record to the table.The match was first reported by MMA Fighting yesterday evening and Fighters Only has since obtained...
September 30th 2010

WEC 51 weigh in results

All 22 fighters made weight at the official WEC 51 weigh ins, held in Broomfield, Colorado on Wednesday, although former bantamweight champion Miguel Torres had to strip completely naked to make the 136lb limit for his weight class.Torres initially hit the scales half a pound over for his fight with Charlie Valencia, but soon had his kit off and made 136 on the...
September 30th 2010

Exclusive: Dana breaks down the appeal of UFC Gyms

Having established itself as the number one name in combat sports in recent years, the UFC is bringing its considerable weight to bear on a new and potentially very lucrative market: the fitness industry. Last year, the first UFC-branded gym appeared in Concord, Ca. and last week, a flagship facility had its grand opening in Rosemead, Ca. The opening was attended by...
September 29th 2010

Fitch sounding definite on move to middleweight in near future

Jon Fitch has dropped more strong hints that suggest a move to the middleweight division increasingly weighs on his mind. As a welterweight fighting out of the American Kickboxing Academy, he counts Mike Swick and Josh Koscheck as team mates, and is loath to fight either.Now - with the prospect of Koscheck winning the UFC welterweight title from Georges St. Pierre...
September 29th 2010

Golden Glory manager responds to Fedor's "excuses" comment

Alistair Overeem’s manager Bas Boon, who heads up the Dutch kickboxing and MMA camp Golden Glory, has once again accused Fedor Emelianenko and his Russian management group M-1 Global of ducking a fight with the Dutch heavyweight and Strikeforce champion.In an interview published recently on Fedor’s personal website, and republished by M-1 Global on their...