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October 7th 2010

DEEP champion Riki Fukuda signs for UFC, debuts in February

Japanese fighter Riki Fukuda has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC and will be competing in the organisation’s middleweight division.Fukuda is currently the champion of respected Japanese organisation DEEP, but will be vacating that belt as he takes up his UFC role.He is heading to the US in December and will be training with the American Kickboxing Academy...
October 7th 2010

Hazelett vs Bocek official for UFC 124

Dustin Hazelett’s move to lightweight is official. His reported fight with Mark Bocek at UFC 124 on December 11th was today confirmed by the promotion.Hazelett suffered back-to-back KO’s in his last two outings at middleweight, being stopped by Paul Daley and Rick Story respectively.Those losses snapped a two-fight losing streak and marked the end of a...
October 7th 2010

Noons: "Diaz will try to take me down for sure"

KJ Noons does not expect Nick Diaz to try and stand with him when they clash at this Saturday’s Strikeforce show in San Jose, California.“For sure, Diaz is going to try and take me down. He’s going to do what he does best,” says Noons, who won their first meeting by opening up a deep gash on Diaz’s head when both were signed to EliteXC....
October 7th 2010

Dong Kyun Kim confirms Nate Diaz fight at UFC 125

Dong Hyun Kim is set to face Nate Diaz at UFC 125.Kim confirmed the fight to Korean site M-Fight and said, “The injuries I suffered in July are healing now. The most important thing is not to get hurt before my next fight and then try to win it with an exciting KO or submission finish."Both Kim and Diaz are tough, gritty welterweights. Kim has never lost a...
October 7th 2010

Jacare: "I'd like to fight for the UFC some day"

Mixed signals from current Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza in the latest edition of Brazilian MMA magazine Tatame and echoes of his predecessor, the recently departed middleweight champion Jake Shields.“I feel pretty good being the current champion of Strikeforce, but I want more than that. I’d like to fight in the...
October 6th 2010

Carlo Prater - A Fighter's Fighter

A fighter’s fighter is someone that other fighters look up to, sometimes these fighters haven’t really had great success at a top level, but people respect their skill; Carlo “Neo” Prater (25-9-1) is one such fighter. During a career spanning over a decade in grappling, Muay Thai and MMA, Prater has locked horns with a number of better known...
October 6th 2010

UFC signs Chute Boxe fighter Cacareco

The UFC has signed hot Brazilian prospect Alexandre ‘Cacareco’ Ferreira, making him the third Chute Boxe fighter to be picked up by the promotion in recent months.His debut will come at UFC 122 against light-heavyweight veteran Vladimir Matyushenko, according to Chute Boxe sources. Cacareco has long been trumpeted as one to watch both by his camp and by...
October 6th 2010

GSP: "I will answer Koscheck with my fists"

Georges St. Pierre says he is delighted to have an opportunity to “answer back” a “disrespectful” Josh Koscheck in front of his hometown crowd in Montreal at UFC 124. “I’m so happy that I get to fight Josh Koscheck in front of my home crowd. He was very disrespectful during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter and I didn’t say...