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July 29th 2010

Ryan Couture signs for Strikeforce

Ryan Couture, son of MMA legend Randy Couture, has signed a multi-fight agreement with Strikeforce and will make his professional MMA debut on Friday, August 13th at the Strikeforce Challengers event at Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Couture, 27, and fighting out of Xtreme Couture, will face Lucas Stark of Chandler, Arizona in a three-round lightweight (155...
July 29th 2010

Trouble Down Under: Impact FC fighters have not been paid

Australian show Impact FC grabbed headlines recently with two talent-heavy cards it laid on for its inaugural two events. Now it is grabbing headlines of a different kind following reports that the fighters have not been paid.Top names such as Karo Parisyan (pictured) and Thierry Sokoudjou have not received their promised purses, according to a Cage Potato report...
July 29th 2010

Xtreme Spider: Anderson heads to X-Games this Thursday

In sporting terms, it doesn’t get more extreme than mixed martial arts. But there are other sports out there that are (almost) as good at getting the heart pumping, and many of these can be found at the ESPN X-Games this week.UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is headed to the LA Coliseum for the Moto-X Freestyle Final on Thursday. The women’s...
July 29th 2010

Paulo Thiago talks Kampmann, Sanchez

Constrictor Team fighter Paulo Thiago has gone through tough fights since he joined the UFC. In his latest challenge, he was defeated by Martin Kampmann in a loss decision at UFC 115, a result that the Brazilian policeman treats as educational.“The loss will teach me a lot. It made my path difficult but I need to go back to the grind. Only those who fight know...
July 29th 2010

Strikeforce confident Carina Damm will make women's tournament

Strikeforce officials have released a statement explaining the situation that Carina Damm is in as she attempts to take part in the August 13th Strikeforce women’s welterweight tournament.“As has been speculated on various websites, Brazilian Carina Damm is having difficulty obtaining the necessary visa to travel to The United States for her participation...
July 29th 2010

SpikeTV releases details of UFC 120 broadcast

Great Britain’s best mixed martial artists will be on display as the UFC heads across the pond for the UFC 120 fight card airing on Spike TV (same day tape) on Saturday, October 20 at 9:00pm ET/PT and emanating from the O2 Arena in London, England.  In the main event, the first British winner of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Michael Bisping (season...
July 28th 2010

Closing the Fist: From Wrestling to MMA

Before the inception of MMA amateur wrestlers had few paths to take once the national championships (or for a lucky few the Olympics) came to a close. Coaching was an option with wrestling on many high school and college program throughout America. A second, and more daunting, option was the world of pro-wrestling. Those who had the showmanship and flair could...
July 28th 2010

Jon Jones to pitch first ball at San Diego Padres this Friday

Just days before UFC’s Jon “Bones” Jones takes on Vladimir Matyushenko live on VERSUS, the San Diego Padres will honor the rising light heavyweight in the team’s Major League Baseball game this Friday, July 30 at 6:58 PM PT.Jones, in town for his UFC fight at San Diego Sports Arena on Sunday, Aug. 1, will throw the ceremonial first pitch and...
July 28th 2010

WEC confirms remaining bouts for Cruz vs Benavidez card

The WEC has confirmed nine remaining bouts for its August 18th card at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. WEC General Manager Reed Harris announced today the following bouts: Shane Roller vs. Anthony PettisChad Mendes vs. Cub SwansonBrad Pickett vs. Scott JorgensenBart Palaszewski vs. Zack MickleweightAnthony Njokuani vs. Maciej...
July 28th 2010

UFC newcomer Brown replaces Thiago Silva at UFC 117

With Thiago Silva forced out of his UFC 117 fight against Tim Boetsch via injury, a replacement has already been found. Todd ‘Bulldog’ Brown, 11-1, will make his UFC debut as a late stand-in for the injured Brazilian."Todd Brown personifies grassroots MMA. He spent a lifetime training young talent and winning in small shows. He's been waiting for...