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January 24th 2011

Anderson explains why he stayed in Brazil to train for Belfort

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has been training at X-Gym for forthcoming fight versus Vitor Belfort at UFC 126 main event on February 5th. “The Spider” made his preparations for his previous bout against Chael Sonnen at the Black House facility in Los Angeles, but he considers it more difficult to train at such a long distance from home and...
January 24th 2011

UFC could stage event in Japan this year

The UFC could stage an event in Japan as early as the end of this year or early 2012, according to a Zuffa executive. Mark Fischer, a vice-president of the company and the man tasked with the Asian expansion of the UFC, said today that the promotion wants to head to the land of the Rising Sun as soon as it can.“We definitely want to hold a major event in Japan...
January 24th 2011

Spike TV to broadcast 12 UFC event prelims in 2011

Spike TV will broadcast 12 live “UFC Prelims” in 2011, following on from the 11 it has aired since beginning such broadcasts in 2009.The first “UFC Prelims” in 2011 on Spike will air live on Saturday, February 5th with undercard bouts from UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort. A lightweight bout between Paul Kelly (12-3) vs. Donald Cerrone (13-3, 1 NC)...
January 24th 2011

Jason Reinhardt wants to get WEC Riberio to US for surgery

Jason Reinhardt will finally match up with China’s Zhang Tie Quan (10-0) at UFC 127, in a match which takes place on the prelims of the February 27th event in Sydney, Australia.The fight was supposed to happen at WEC 51 but was scrapped when Reinhardt’s eyes were declared unfit at a medical. He has since had corrective surgery.Speaking with MMA Junkie,...
January 24th 2011

Medical suspension details for UFC Fight for the Troops 2

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has released the medical suspensions list for UFC Fight for the Troops 2, which took place at Fort Hood, Texas on Saturday night.Matt Mitrione and Willamy Freire received indefinite suspensions and require medical clearance before they are allowed to fight again.This is not as serious as it sounds - both merely have...
January 24th 2011

Big Nog expects "genius" Anderson to beat Belfort

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira already trained with Vitor Belfort in the past and currently is Anderson Silva’s partner at Black House. The heavyweight prospect analyzed the ‘Spider vs Phenom’ clash scheduled for Feb 5th.“Vitor is a guy with very good striking, good on the floor, good in wrestling, is complete. Anderson is a genius of the sport with...
January 24th 2011

Bellator FC confirms featherweight tourney starting soon

Bellator Fighting Championships has confirmed that its forthcoming fourth season will feature a featherweight tournament.The announcement of a 145lb tournament was made by Bellator officials today and undefeated prospect Eric Larkin (3-0) was announced as the first participant. "I'm thrilled to announce Eric Larkin as our first confirmed participant in our...
January 24th 2011

Dorea predicts KO win for Dos Santos over Lesnar

Luiz Dorea is in charge of Junior dos Santos’ boxing; the experienced coach was selected to train Cigano’s team on The Ultimate Fighter against former champion Brock Lesnar.Traditionally, the TUF coaches are expected to face each other in the end of the reality show season and Dorea sees no other result but a knockout for their encounter in June...

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