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August 18th 2010

UFC confirms card for UFC 118

All paperwork has finally been completed and the UFC has now officially confirmed the UFC 118 lightweight title rematch between Frankie Edgar and former champion BJ Penn.The title fight will round out a card that features former three-division world boxing champion James “Lights Out” Toney making his MMA debut against UFC Hall of Famer Randy “The...
August 18th 2010

Randy Couture is unveiled as host of the 2010 World MMA Awards

Former UFC heavyweight and light-heavyweight champion Randy Couture has been announced as the main host of this year’s World Mixed Martial Arts Awards. His role in the awards was announced at a press conference in The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas earlier today."It's going to be a great honour to host the awards," Couture said. "It's another...
August 18th 2010

Thiago Alves: "I know its my last chance"

Thiago Alves is in the last chance saloon when it comes to continuing his UFC career as a welterweight - and he knows it. The American Top Team fighter missed weight for the second time when he came in a half-pound over for a UFC 117 fight with John Fitch, and UFC president Dana White was not amused. Speaking to MMA Fighting’s Mike Chiappetta, Alves recounted...
August 18th 2010

Danzig out, Escudero in against Wiman, Gunderson faces Edwards

Mac Danzig will have to wait for his rematch with Matt Wiman after sustaining an injury in training and having to withdraw from the UFC Fight Night 22 event. The removal of Danzig, who trains at Xtreme Couture, was confirmed by sources close to his camp.His replacement is another TUF graduate, Efrain Escudero, 1-1 in his last two, who has been moved out of a bout...
August 18th 2010

WEC 50: Benavidez stands to be biggest earner tonight

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has pre-released details of the salaries to be paid for tonight’s WEC 50 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Details of the purses were contained in an email sent by NSAC executive Keith Kizer.Bantamweight title challenger Joseph Benavidez could be the top earner if he wins. He is looking at $35,000 including win bonus if he manages...
August 18th 2010

TapouT revenues multiplied 16 times in four years

TapouT has increased its gross revenue by more than 16 times in its last few years, according to a CNN report today.In a special feature on the leading mixed martial arts clothing brand, it is observed that “tast year, TapouT raked in $200 million in annual revenue - more than 16 times its $12 million revenue in 2006.”The company now has 140 employees and...
August 18th 2010

UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn Countdown: "The Brits Pt. II"

By Simon Platt Nick Osipczak vs. Greg Soto Like his UK counterpart Andre Winner who also appears on the UFC 118 undercard next Saturday, Nick Osipczak made his way into the UFC via season nine of The Ultimate Fighter and shares a matching 2-1 promotional record.Yet where Winner is searching for his hat-trick of successive victories inside the Octagon, Osipczak is...
August 17th 2010

Source: 600 tickets left for UFC 120

There are just 600 tickets left for UFC 120 in London, England according to a source close to the O2 Arena, the venue which will host the event on OctoberThe source says that demand has been “unprecedented” and that both the O2 Arena and the UFC are impressed with how fast tickets for the event have sold.Despite criticism in some quarters for lacking a...
August 17th 2010

Gracies in action at UFC 118 Fan Expo

They are known for putting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on the map. Using revolutionary techniques that changed the face of combat sports forever, the legendary Gracie family consists of some of the best grapplers in the world. UFC President Dana White announced today that the UFC FAN EXPO in Boston will feature four grappling superfights, two of which will feature high-level...
August 17th 2010

CSAC confirms Anderson's rib injury

The California State Athletic Commission has released details of the medical suspensions issued in the wake of UFC 117. Anderson Silva has a suspected fractured rib and is suspended for six months or until cleared by a physician to return to action. He also has a 45-day mandatory suspension from fighting - regardless of medical clearance - with a 30-day no-contact...