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July 29th 2010

Strikeforce confident Carina Damm will make women's tournament

Strikeforce officials have released a statement explaining the situation that Carina Damm is in as she attempts to take part in the August 13th Strikeforce women’s welterweight tournament.“As has been speculated on various websites, Brazilian Carina Damm is having difficulty obtaining the necessary visa to travel to The United States for her participation...
July 29th 2010

SpikeTV releases details of UFC 120 broadcast

Great Britain’s best mixed martial artists will be on display as the UFC heads across the pond for the UFC 120 fight card airing on Spike TV (same day tape) on Saturday, October 20 at 9:00pm ET/PT and emanating from the O2 Arena in London, England.  In the main event, the first British winner of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Michael Bisping (season...
July 28th 2010

Jon Jones to pitch first ball at San Diego Padres this Friday

Just days before UFC’s Jon “Bones” Jones takes on Vladimir Matyushenko live on VERSUS, the San Diego Padres will honor the rising light heavyweight in the team’s Major League Baseball game this Friday, July 30 at 6:58 PM PT.Jones, in town for his UFC fight at San Diego Sports Arena on Sunday, Aug. 1, will throw the ceremonial first pitch and...
July 28th 2010

WEC confirms remaining bouts for Cruz vs Benavidez card

The WEC has confirmed nine remaining bouts for its August 18th card at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. WEC General Manager Reed Harris announced today the following bouts: Shane Roller vs. Anthony PettisChad Mendes vs. Cub SwansonBrad Pickett vs. Scott JorgensenBart Palaszewski vs. Zack MickleweightAnthony Njokuani vs. Maciej...
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...