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May 19th 2010

Watch Shaolin Riberio vs Lyle Beerbohm for free today

Strikeforce is to air the hotly-contested undercard bout between Lyle Beerbohm and Vitor ‘Shaolin’ Ribeiro via its website today. The broadcast will go out at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT.  The fight was featured on the non-televised undercard of last Saturday’s ‘Strikeforce St. Louis: Heavy Artillery’ event, and has been described as...
May 19th 2010

Dana confirms title shot for Rashad-Rampage winner

The winner of the UFC 114 fight between Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Rashad Evans will get the first shot at Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua’s light-heavyweight title, UFC president Dana White has confirmed.White was on a conference call last night to promote the fight and said of the fight, “I did commit to the winner getting a title shot....
May 19th 2010

Grappling ace Robert Drysdale to make MMA debut

Robert Drysdale is to make his professional mixed martial arts debut on July 17th against an as-yet undetermined opponent, it has been reported by Heavy.comDrysdale’s name will be well known to anybody who follows the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and grappling scenes. An outstanding submission wrestler, he won the open weight division of the 2007 ADCC championships. He...
May 18th 2010

Details emerge on Shine Fights cancellation

More information has emerged regarding the cancellation of Shine Fights III in North Carolina on Saturday night. The card was supposed to be headlined by former boxing champion Ricardo Mayorga against Din Thomas under MMA rules, but that fight was blocked when boxing promoter Don King obtained an injunction at the last minute.The event was to go ahead with...
May 18th 2010

Hendo: Fight with Gegard Mousasi "makes sense"

Gegard Mousasi is “the fight that makes sense” if Dan Henderson fights at light-heavyweight in his next Strikeforce outing, according to the man himself. Henderson, the former PRIDE double-champion, says the fight could take place in a couple of months.Speaking to MMA Fighting, he said “That’s a possibility for sure. It was a possibility when...
May 18th 2010

UFC to stage fan expo in Boston

The UFC is to stage a UFC Expo in Boston this August, running across the same weekend that will play host to UFC 118. The expo will begin on Saturday August 27th and conclude on Sunday 28th. It will be the first time that the UFC has visited Boston and the first time that an event such as the UFC Expo has been laid on for fans.Turnout is expected to be huge; industry...
May 18th 2010

Rampage and Rashad stage Conference Call of the Year

Sometimes as a sports reporter you have the privilege of being right there as history happens. Budd Schulberg chronicled the rise and fall of Muhammad Ali, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was present at the finish line of the very first Olympic marathon and Grantland Rice built Babe Ruth from a hero to a legend.While today’s UFC 114 conference call did not scale those...
May 18th 2010

Tim Sylvia wants to fight Overeem in Strikeforce

 Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia has set his sights on a fight with Alistair Overeem under the Strikeforce banner. He would also like to get a rematch with Fedor Emelianenko and test himself against Fabricio Werdum - but first he has to deal with Polish strongman Marisuz Pudzianowski.In an appearance on TapouT Radio last night Sylvia revealed,...
May 18th 2010

Tim Sylvia wants a fight with Overeem in Strikeforce

Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia has set his sights on a fight with Alistair Overeem under the Strikeforce banner. He would also like to get a rematch with Fedor Emelianenko and test himself against Fabricio Werdum - but first he has to deal with Polish strongman Marisuz Pudzianowski. In an appearance on TapouT Radio last night Sylvia revealed, “I...
May 18th 2010

UFC Expo: Dan White keynote speech and lookalike competition

UFC President Dana White will officially welcome fans to the second UFC FAN EXPO on Friday, May 28 at 12PM PT during his keynote speech scheduled for the main stage inside the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.After the resounding success of the first-ever UFC Fan Expo last July, White is excited to present a second event featuring some of the sport’s most...