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October 6th 2010

Struve vs McCorkle at UFC 124

Stefan Struve and UFC newcomer Sean McCorkle are being lined up for a heavyweight clash at UFC 124, it has been reported.The two have given verbal agreement to a meeting on the December 11th card in Montreal and bout agreements are expected to be finalized shortly, according to MMA Junkie.Struve is 4-2 in the UFC and is coming off a KO win over Christian Morecraft at...
October 6th 2010

UFC looking at LA, Ohio, Seattle, Kansas and Ireland

Marc Ratner, the UFC vide-president of regulatory affairs, has been dropping some hints about where the promotion is likely to head to over the coming year. Answering fan enquiries via his Twitter page, Ratner revealed that Los Angeles, Columbus and Cleveland in Ohio, Seattle and Kansas City are on the radar. Also in the running is St. Louis, Missouri, which has...
October 6th 2010

Jason MacDonald set to chalk up fourth UFC Montreal appearance

Jason ‘The Athlete’ MacDonald is to fight at UFC 124 in what has become a customary Montreal UFC appearance. If he fights at UFC 124 as planned, he will have appeared on all four cards that the UFC has staged in Canada’s second-largest city. His opponent will be Rafael Natal, who’s management company announced the fight via their Twitter page....
October 6th 2010

Gracie Jiu Jitsu black belt Almeida faces TJ Grant in Montreal

Renzo Gracie black belt Ricardo Almeida is to meet TJ Grant at UFC 124, it has been reported. The fight is likely to be on the unaired undercard.News of the bout was first reported by Canadian site Showdown.ca and Fighters Only has since been able to obtain independent confirmation of the clash.Almeida is 3-1 in his last four outings and is coming off a loss. He was...
October 5th 2010

Sonnen WILL appeal suspension on December 2nd

Chael Sonnen will be appealing the results of his failed drug test at UFC 117, the California State Athletic Commission has confirmed. He will present his appeal at a CSAC meeting to be held on December 2nd in Sacramento, California.Samples provided by Sonnen at UFC 117 drug tests contained what were described later as “highly elevated levels of...
October 5th 2010

John McCarthy calls for MMA judging reform

Legendary referee John McCarthy has chimed in on the MMA judging debate. He says that even though the sport has evolved massively since its early days, the judging has not.“The judging standards for MMA now are the same ones that Jeff Blatnick and I put in place before UFC 22. Well, the sport’s evolved a lot and even back then when we put that in, we had...
October 5th 2010

Franklin vs Griffin tapped for UFC 127

Rich Franklin and Forrest Griffin are on their way to a light-heavyweight meeting at the SuperBowl weekend’s UFC 127 show, which takes place on February 5th.Sources close to the fight say verbal agreements are in place for the meeting, which was initially reported by MMA Fighting.Both fighters are coming off wins. Franklin scored a highlight reel KO win over...
October 5th 2010

Lawler vs Lindland set for Strikeforce in December

Robbie Lawler (17-6, 1 NC) and Matt Lindland (22-7) will clash in a 185-pound match on Saturday, December 4th at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Miss.Southpaw Lawler, who hails from the St. Louis area, in nearby Granite City, Illinois, is returning to middleweight after losing a close decision to Sobral in a catch weight fight at 195 pounds in his last start on...
October 5th 2010

Carwin wants "war" for January UFC fight

Shane Carwin is coming off a loss to Brock Lesnar at UFC 116 - the first defeat of his career - and could be forgiven for wanting an easy time of it when he next returns to the cage.But instead, he says he wants a war. In a new blog posted on his website today, Carwin says he is following “crazy” training routines and is in top shape. He wants to both put...