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August 2nd 2010

Gomi KO's Griffin with fireball right hand

Former PRIDE FC lightweight champion Takanori Gomi earned his first UFC win in style at UFC Live on Versus 2, stopping lightweight star Tyson Griffin in the first round of their contest. Even better (for Gomi) the stoppage was one that is already being talked up as a contender for KO of the Year and it came just 64 seconds into the fight. Gomi landed a textbook 1-2...
July 31st 2010

Dos Santos talks UFC 117 training camp, strategy for Nelson

Junior ‘Cigano’ Dos Santos faces TUF 10 winner Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson at UFC 117 on Saturday August 7th. He told Brazilian website Tatame this week about his training, which has included sparring with the Nogueira brothers Rodrigo and Rogerio. “I’ve been training with the Nogueiras here in Bahia. Rogerio was here a little longer...
July 31st 2010

UFC makes debut at X Games on ESPN

For the first-time ever, millions of sports fans will see the UFC and its matching event numbers racing around the ESPN X Games this weekend live on ESPN, all as part of a cross-promotional partnership with PMR Motorsports.ESPN viewers and X Games fans packed inside the LA Coliseum won’t miss the trademark UFC logo and numbers “117” and...
July 30th 2010

Mayhem Miller slams Nick Diaz' "thug mentality"

Jason "Mayhem" Miller has slammed Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz, accusing him of promoting “stupid thug culture” and holding the sport back as a result. Miller and Diaz were two (opposing) participants in the now infamous brawl that followed ‘Strikeforce: Nashville’ earlier this year.In a HDNet special "The Voice...
July 30th 2010

UFC confirms London Fan Expo

The UFC has confirmed that it will be staging its first-ever European fan expo over the UFC 120 weekend in October. The event will take place in London, England and will span Friday, October 15th and Saturday, October 16th, with UFC 120 taking place on the Saturday evening.“I am excited to bring a UFC Fan Expo to our incredible fans in Europe,” said UFC...
July 30th 2010

Card breakdown: Jones vs Matyushenko (UFC live on Versus 2)

by Simon Platt Lets make no ‘bones’ about it (crap pun thoroughly intended), but when nicknames were being handed out Jon “Bones” Jones caught the rough end of the deal.  For a fighter that is redefining the art of striking with a fearlessness and creativity not seen since the days Anderson Silva was handing out uppercut elbows,...
July 30th 2010

Ken Shamrock paid, many other still waiting for Impact purse

Further to yesterday’s reports that fighters have not been paid by Australian promotion Impact FC, it has emerged that a handful have received some or all of their purses while others have received nothing at all.Ken Shamrock has been paid his whole purse and so has Pedro Rizzo, according to Cage Potato, but Murilo Bustamante is yet to receive anything...
July 30th 2010

Randy Couture would "almost certainly" accept CroCop fight

Randy Couture would almost certainly take a fight with Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic if the UFC wanted to put it together, Fighters Only was told today. In a recent interview with Fighters Only, Filipovic said that a fight with Randy Couture is “interesting to him”. (He also name checked Gabriel Gonzaga and Rodrigo Nogueira).Those comments were...
July 30th 2010

Aleksander Emelianenko joins KSW

Polish MMA organisation KSW has a verbal agreement in place with Russian heavyweight Aleksander Emelianenko. He is expected to make his debut in the promotion “soon”.KSW owners Maciej Kawulski and Martin Lewandowski met with Aleksander, brother of former PRIDE FC heavyweight champion Fedor, in the Hyatt Hotel in Warsaw this week. Fighters Only was told...
July 30th 2010

UFC sues Bellator, Ken Pavia for industrial espionage

MMA agent Ken Pavia has been hit with a lawsuit by Zuffa Llc, parent company of the UFC and WEC, alleging that he has passed confidential documents and other trade secrets on to Bellator FC, a rival mixed martial arts promotion. The news was broken by Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports. His article states that Pavia and Bellator FC are co-defendants in the lawsuit and are...