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August 29th 2010

UFC 118: Frankie Edgar is the real deal

Frankie Edgar proved the doubters and the naysayers wrong in the headline bout of UFC 118, beating BJ Penn for a second time and showing that his first win over the former lightweight champion was not the fluke some made it out to be.In their first UFC 112 meeting, one judge was criticised for giving Edgar the win by a score of 50-45. In the second meeting all three...
August 29th 2010

Lauzon delighted with submission win

Joe Lauzon is ecstatic after beating Gabe Ruediger by submission in their UFC 118 meeting, which aired live on Spike TV. “This is the first black belt I’ve submitted in competition so that made the win that much bigger for me. An important rule in jiu-jitsu is to keep your arms tight in and I haven’t been making people pay for leaving them...
August 29th 2010

UFC Enters the Dragon: China office opened

If there were any doubts about how soon the UFC intended to break into China, or indeed how serious the organisation is about establishing itself in the world’s newest superpower, they were removed with this weekend’s announcement that a UFC China office is about to be opened.Former NBA China executive Mark Fischer was introduced to the media following...
August 28th 2010

UFC 118 weigh-in results

All 20 fighters on the UFC 118 card made weight at the official weigh-ins at Boston's TD Garden Arena.Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, who headlines the card in a rematch with former champion BJ Penn, weighed in at 154 pounds. Penn weighed the same.Randy Couture weighed in at 220 pounds while his opponent James Toney, who is fighting under MMA rules for the first...
August 28th 2010

Shaq O'Neal on stage at UFC Fan Expo today

Fifteen-time All-Star Shaquille O’Neal will meet Boston Celtics fans for the first time when he appears at today’s UFC Fan Expo at the John B. Hynes Convention Center. Now, The 7’1” superstar, who signed for the Celtics this summer in a massive coup for the team, will appear on the main stage at 12pm ET alongside UFC commentator Mike Goldberg...
August 27th 2010

UFC 118 fight previews

Over the past week we’ve brought you a fight-by-fight breakdown of the choicest bouts from the UFC 118 card, covering a different fight each day.If you missed any, or you want to refresh your memory on the Fighters Only breakdown of key clashes like Edgar-Penn II and Couture-Toney, just click any of the links below to bring up the FO breakdown.And remember, if...
August 27th 2010

Nate Marquardt on Palhares, Silva-Sonnen and more

Nate ‘The Great’ Marquardt was supposed to be fighting on tomorrow night’s UFC 118 card against Rousimar Palhares, but the match was moved to UFC Fight Night 22 when Alan Belcher dropped out of his fight with Demian Maia and the Fight Night needed another headliner.Fighters Only reporter Conner Cordova caught up with Nate this week to get his...
August 27th 2010

Kimbo to make pro boxing debut "October or December"

Kimbo Slice is done with MMA (for now) after reportedly inking a deal with boxing promoter Gary Shaw to make his professional boxing debut later this year.Shaw, who headed up the ill-fated EliteXC MMA promotion for a time - said recently that he was looking to bring Slice - real name Kevin Ferguson - into the boxing world.According to a report today Shaw told ESPN...
August 27th 2010

WEC 50: All drug tests negative

All the WEC 50 fighters tested for steroids and other performance enhancing drugs provided negative samples, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has confirmed.In an email to Fighters Only yesterday NSAC executive Keith Kizer wrote, “The Commission tested the following athletes on 8/18:  Cruz, Benavidez, Pettis, Mendes, Jorgensen, Palaszewski,...
August 26th 2010

Arianny Celeste is Playboy covergirl in November

UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste, winner of Ring Girl of the Year in the 2008 and 2009 World MMA Awards, will be the cover girl on the November issue of Playboy Magazine. Celeste sparked interest - and more than a few racing hearts - when she tweeted a photo recently from outside the Playboy headquarters and revealed the she was in talks with the company about doing a...