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December 11th 2010

UFC 124 countdown 3 of 3: St. Pierre vs Koscheck

Something about Koscheck makes me really want to pick him to win this fight. The focus. The determination, the work ethic, the confidence, the ability, the sheer will to win - Koscheck ticks all these boxes and more, and yet I just can’t pick him.Koscheck and St. Pierre fought at UFC 74 on August 25th, 2007. The pre-fight video of Koscheck stuck in my mind...
December 10th 2010

UFC 124 Weigh-in Results

All fighters made weight with no issues at the official weigh ins in Montreal, Canada. All eyes were on Thiago Alves in particular as his previous weight cut issues hang over him. He touched down at 171 for his fight with John Howard, taking advantage of the one pound excess allowance. Howard was also 171.Headliners Georges St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck were 170 and...
December 10th 2010

New weight class, new man: Omigawa returns to Zuffa fold

The UFC has a new weight division, Michihiro Omigawa has another chance.Former lightweight Omigawa had a UFC contract in 2007 but did not trouble the casual fight fans’ radar with his performances. He went 0-2 in the organisation before returning to Japan, where things did not get much better.But a drop to featherweight and an 8-1 run at 145 soon changed...
December 10th 2010

Sakara vs Falcao at UFC Live on Versus 3

Maiquel Falcao is set to face Italian middleweight Alessio Sakara at ‘UFC Live on Versus 3’, which takes place on March 3rd 2011 and airs live on the Versus network in the US.Sakara had been due to form the co-main event of UFC 122 in a fight with Jorge Rivera but was pulled from the card last minute after coming down with gastric flu. It was the...
December 10th 2010

Charles Oliveira Q & A

Bronx’s Gold Team prospect Charles de Oliveira has fought twice at UFC and attained two submission victories. The first in line was Darren Elkins, who lasted only forty seconds to tap out after a precise armlock. Efrain Escudero was hard work but ended up finished via rear naked choke in the third round.Oliveira is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown belt who holds...
December 10th 2010

Bellator "will make TV deal announcement next week"

Bellator FC is expected to make an announcement on its new television deal next week, sources close to the situation tell us.News of an impending deal came out late last week when MMA Junkie reported that the US promotion would be signing a deal with FOX Entertainment.Our source would not confirm that FOX is to be the new television home of Bellator FC but did say...
December 9th 2010

UK: Pearson and Osipczak meet n greet, Nottingham

Two of the UK’s biggest MMA stars will be descending on Nottingham’s premier MMA superstore, Fearless Fight Wear, which is located on Thurland Street in the city centre, on Friday December 17th.   The Ultimate Fighter Team UK members Ross Pearson and Nick Oscipzak with be meetings fans as well as signing in store merchandise from...
December 9th 2010

UFC 124 predicted to be record-breaker

UFC 124 is about to break records, according to Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White.Speaking at a pre-event press conference today, White confidently predicted that attendance and gate records will be broken come Saturday night.Canada has long been a UFC hotbed and Montreal has previously set records for attendance, but this weekend’s event is...
December 9th 2010

Mask death driver convicted of manslaughter

The driver who caused the crash that killed TapouT founder Charles ‘Mask’ Lewis faces up to twenty years in prison.Jeffrey David Kirby was found guilty today by a California court of committing gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, causing bodily harm to another while driving under the influence plus an enhancement of sentence for causing injury...

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