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January 7th 2011

Former ATT coach Benkei talks Thiago Alves, Bigfoot and more

UFC welterweight fighter Thiago Alves made his first fight versus John Howard since he added the Dolce Diet into the preparation. The decision is due the difficulty “Pitbull” has had had to make weight for bouts versus Jon Fitch and Matt Hughes.The American Top Team fighter said in post-fight interviews that he has never been prepared so well for a fight...
January 7th 2011

Fedor brings in Ernesto Hoost team to prepare for Bigfoot

Yesterday we reported how Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva will be using the likes of Guto Inocente, Vitor Miranda, Fabio Maldonado, Seth Petruzelli and perhaps Gabriel ‘Napao’ Gonzaga and Pedro Rizzo to form his training camp for a February 12th fight with Fedor Emelianenko.Today Fedor’s team at M-1 Global have revealed that he too is bringing...
January 7th 2011

Penn working with Mayweather Sr ahead of Fitch clash

BJ Penn has been working with Floyd Mayweather Senior, father of the multiple world boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, in a bid to improve his hands ahead of a February 27th clash with Jon Fitch in the UFC welterweight division.Mayweather Sr. talked to Fight Hype about working with the former lightweight and welterweight champion, who has in the past been lauded for his...
January 7th 2011

Struve vs Browne pegged for May

A heavyweight clash between Travis Browne and Stefan Struve is on tap for an early summer UFC event currently expected to be numbered UFC 130.The fight is expected to take place May 28th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, according to MMA Junkie. Struve is coming off two wins in two outings. He beat Christian Morecraft at UFC 117 by way of second round KO...
January 6th 2011

Antonio McKee dropped by the UFC

Antonio McKee has been dropped by the UFC after one fight.He lost to Secret Service aficionado Jacob Volkmann by split-decision at UFC 125 and was cut by the UFC yesterday. Despite the hype surrounding McKee - who had not lost in 14 fights prior to that - his performance was uninspiring and on Wednesday evening FiveOuncesOfPain confirmed his removal from the...
January 6th 2011

Aldo eyes March return, no idea of opponent

Jose Aldo Jr has been healing up very well from the back injury that forced him not to participate in UFC 125, which would have been his debut in the organisation.The Nova Uniao athlete is anxious to defend his featherweight belt for the first time and eyes a March return. In an interview with Tatame, “Scarface” remarked on the defeat of Josh Grispi [to...
January 6th 2011

Marquardt faces Akiyama at UFC 128 in March

Nate Marquardt has stepped in for Chael Sonnen against Yoshihiro Akiyama for a UFC 128 fight. The event takes place on March 19th in New Jersey and the fight will air on the main pay-per-view portion of the card.Multiple sources close to the situation have confirmed the match to Fighters Only. The bout was initially reported by ESPN.Akiyama is coming off back-to-back...
January 6th 2011

Marcus Davis dropped by UFC

A lightweight roster-cutting bloodbath has been predicted ever since the UFC absorbed the WEC and practically doubled the number of lightweight fighters it has under contract.And so it has come to pass that Marcus Davis, a longtime fixture of UFC cards but one who has struggled to find winning ways recently, has been let go by the promotion.Davis made his lightweight...
January 6th 2011

Brandon Vera dropped by UFC following third loss in a row

In a move that comes as no surprise, Brandon Vera has been cut by the UFC.The light-heavyweight - and former heavyweight contender - lost to Thiago Silva by unanimous decision at UFC 125.The loss was his third in a row and completed a dramatic fall from grace for ‘The Truth’, who was once just a single fight away from challenging for the UFC heavyweight...

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