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December 8th 2010

UFC 124 countdown - part two - Struve vs. McCorkle

by Simon PlattIt’s hard not to like Stefan Struve (20-4). One of the sports ‘nice guys,’ and part of the new generation of emerging MMA stars, the 22 year-olds fighting philosophy is a refreshing one in an era where some, rightly or wrongly, are criticised for putting the win factor before the entertainment factor.Struve, however, like a modern day...
December 8th 2010

See Aldo crowned Fighter of the Year on Versus tomorrow

Roughly one week removed from receiving his new UFC featherweight title from UFC President Dana White, Brazilian sensation Jose Aldo felt like the holidays came early this year. Little did the 24-year-old know that UFC gold wouldn’t be the only honor he’d receive to close out 2010.Aldo was named Fighter of the Year at the 2010 Fighters Only World MMA...
December 8th 2010

TUF 12 official attendance and gate figures

The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale drew 1,903 attendees for a live gate of $380,025.The official figures were released today by Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer.While the live gate figure has not changed from the number given out at the post-fight press conference, the final attendance has been revised from 1,622 to 1,903.Of that, 1,176...
December 8th 2010

Q & A with Mike Swick

UFC welterweight contender Mike Swick was in Brazil this past month sharpening his skills at Nova Uniao headquarter in Rio de Janeiro with high-calibre fighters such as Jose Aldo, Thales Leites, Ronys Torres and Marlon Sandro. Swick took some time off for an exclusive chat with Fighters Only Brazil staff Eduardo Cruz, that you can follow below, in which he speaks a...
December 7th 2010

UFC announces event in Toronto on April 30th 2011

The UFC today officially announced it will be holding a show in the Canadian province of Ontario on Saturday April 30th.It will be the first time the promotion has staged an event there, as MMA was illegal in the province until recently.The show will take place at the Rogers Centre in Toronto and will be supported by a two-day UFC Fan Expo commencing on the Friday...
December 7th 2010

UFC 126 officiallly announced

The UFC has officially announced an event for February 2nd at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.UFC 126 will be headlined by middleweight champion Anderson Silva defending his belt against fellow Brazilian Vitor Belfort.Other fights officially confirmed for the event include Rich Franklin against Forrest Griffin and Jon Jones against Ryan Bader. Both those...
December 7th 2010

Joe Rogan opens up on judging, NSAC, Kizer

UFC commentator Joe Rogan has again gone on record about the problems he perceives in MMA judging. He first aired strong views on the matter during Saturday night’s TUF 12 Finale broadcast on Spike TV. He specified the Nevada State Athletic Commission and its head Keith Kizer, saying they need to “clean house” of “incompetent”...
December 7th 2010

Maia expects to get Bisping next

Want to fight Michael Bisping? Form an orderly queue.First of all Bisping has Jorge Rivera signed and sealed for a middleweight clash at UFC 127 in Sydney, Australia.And according to reports today, Demian Maia is being lined up to face him after that, although it isn’t clear if it depends on Bisping beating Rivera.News of the potential match comes from Maia...