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July 12th 2010

Maia vs Belcher, Miller vs Pearson official for Fight Night 22

A fight between Demian Maia (12-2) and Alan Belcher (15-5) is official for UFC Fight Night 22, which takes place in Texas on September 15th. The fight will headline the event, which airs live on Spike TV.Maia most recently engaged in a hard fought five rounder with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 112 in April. Maia, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt...
July 12th 2010

Carwin: "Losing has added fuel to the fire"

Just over one week on from his unsuccessful UFC heavyweight title challenge against Brock Lesnar, Shane Carwin says he is eager to return to the fray and that his loss to Lesnar has encouraged rather than daunted him.Carwin posted the following message on The Underground forum:Well it is one week later and I can't wait to get back in the gym. I have a camping trip I...
July 12th 2010

Florian says his anti-wrestler skills are better than ever

UFC lightweight contender Kenny Florian faces wrestling stylist Gray Maynard at UFC 118 and says he is much better equipped for this fight than he was for his first clash with a standout wrestler, a decision loss to Sean Sherk in 2006.Florian is now training at the Tri-Star Gym in Montreal, Canada and has wrestlers like Georges St. Pierre and various Canadian...
July 12th 2010

Wand: These days, Shogun inspires me!"

Former PRIDE middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva says that the roles have been reversed between him and Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, the UFC light-heavyweight champion.The two were training partners at Chute Boxe several years ago and at the time Wanderlei was the PRIDE champion and a role-model for the younger Shogun, who had always looked up to him. Shogun...
July 12th 2010

WEC: Grispi has hairline fracture in foot

Josh Grispi has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture of the right foot following his fight with LC Davis at WEC 49 on June 20th.Grispi suffered the injury when he had a kick blocked by Davis, according to a report in the Boston Herald.He apparently “does not consider the injury to be serious” and does not expect to be sidelined for an excessive length...
July 11th 2010

Florian curbing his enthisiasm for Boston debut

Kenny Florian is excited about fighting in front of a Boston crowd for the first time at UFC 118, but he’s not letting it get to him. The lightweight contender expects his fight with Gray Maynard will be a bigger deal for family and friends than it will for him.“It’s exciting. I’m more really excited for my family and friends to be...
July 11th 2010

Daley: "I have not signed for Bellator"

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley has denied rumours that he has signed with Bellator FC, dismissing reports that he inked a deal this week as “bullshit”.Daley was linked to Bellator by more than one report this weekend, apparently as part of an upcoming eight-man welterweight tournament. But Daley says he has not signed anything and does not see himself...
July 10th 2010

Aoki claims he is rematching Melendez in September

Shinya Aoki is set to rematch Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez in September, according to a speech he made following his win over Tatsuya Kawajiri at DREAM 15 last night. Aoki claimed that he and Melendez would be squaring off at DREAM 16, although this is the first time that a rematch has been publicly mentioned.The two first met at a Strikeforce...
July 10th 2010

Lesnar-Velasquez set for UFC 121

Brock Lesnar has agreed to fight Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 in October, it has been reported. The fight will headline the event, which takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on October 23rd.The news comes via MMA Fighting, who received confirmation of the bout from UFC president Dana White. The fight had been rumoured for UFC 119 but White told the...
July 10th 2010

Mousasi victorious, Manhoef upset at DREAM 15

Gegard Mousasi and Melvin Manhoef are both kickboxing stylists based in Holland but they had vastly different fortunes at last nights DREAM 15 event in Japan. Mousasi earned the second-quickest win of his career by guillotining former UFC light-heavyweight Jake O’Brien in their Grand Prix tournament match.O’Brien shot a double-leg early, perhaps taking a...