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July 19th 2010

Tyson Griffin back to basics, anticipates Gomi ground war

Xtreme Couture lightweight Tyson Griffin says that despite his recent focus on standing and banging, his UFC Fight Night 21 opponent Takanori Gomi should prepare himself for a ground war, because its back to basics for Griffin following his recent split-decision loss to Evan Dunham.Griffin has earned Fight of the Night honors five times in his UFC career (and one...
July 19th 2010

Dos Santons on Nelson: "If he attacks, I knock him out"

Junior Dos Santos may have put all of his UFC opponents thus far through the grinder, but he is not a man to mince words. In an interview ahead of his UFC 117 fight with Roy Nelson, he was extremely blunt when asked for a prediction on the fight. “If he tries to attack, I will knock him out,” he said. “I want to be the champion soon and I want to...
July 19th 2010

UFC confirms UFC 119 Indiana event, main card fights

For the first-time ever, Indianapolis will get a taste of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir and former interim UFC heavyweight champion and mixed martial arts legend Minotauro Nogueira will mix it up for an encore performance on Saturday, September 25 at UFC 119: MIR VS. NOGUEIRA 2, live from the Conseco Field House in...
July 19th 2010

Belfort: "Whoever they give me I'll be ready"

Vitor Belfort does not expect to return to action until around November, but he is already back in training with Shawn Tompkins in Las Vegas. Belfort was due to fight Anderson Silva at UFC 112 but had to pull out as he required shoulder surgery. “Its been a while but I have been making sure that when I come back, I come back better than I was before. My...
July 19th 2010

Dana gives his phone number to over 1 million fans

UFC president Dana White managed to accidentally tweet his direct office phone number last night as he attempted to send a private message to a fan regarding a UFC-related birthday treat. White was attempting to arrange a tour of the TUF facility and UFC gym in Las Vegas for the fan and her boyfriend, who were heading to Las Vegas to celebrate her birthday. But he...
July 19th 2010

UFC debutants Waldburger and Mitchell meet at Fight Night 22l

Two new welterweight signings will square off on the undercard of UFC Fight Night 22, which takes place in September and will air on Spike TV.Anthony “T.J.” Waldburger (12-5) and undefeated prospect David Mitchell have both made waves in the regional 170lb divisions and have been matched for the UFC’s September 15th show, according to Five Ounces of...
July 18th 2010

Velasquez preparing for five-round war

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Cain Velasquez is preparing for his fight with Brock Lesnar to go the distance. The two will meet at UFC 121 on October 23rd at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.He told Yahoo! Sports that Lesnar’s come-from-behind win over Shane Carwin at UFC 116 has made him think Lesnar is going to be extremely difficult to put...
July 18th 2010

UFC Live on Versus 2: Card confirmed

The UFC has confirmed the 11-fight line-up for ‘UFC on Versus 2’ which takes place on August 1st a at the San Diego Sports Arena in California and will air on the Versus network under the terms of a recently-signed deal.As previously reported the main event is a meeting between light-heavyweights Jon Jones and Vladimir Matyushenko, while the televised...
July 18th 2010

Thiago Silva backs Shogun to beat Rashad

Thiago Silva says his fellow Brazilian and UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua has little to fear from former champion Rashad Evans if and when they meet in the UFC Octagon.“Rashad has a good  defensive game. He’s using it in every single fight he does… He did it with me, did it with Rampage and I don’t see...
July 18th 2010

Daley, Ninja and Rizzo victorious at Impact FC 2

Pedro Rizzo, Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley and Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua were all winners at Impact FC 2 in Australia last night, each finishing their opponent in style.Rizzo’s result was perhaps the most surprising. The 46-year-old Shamrock was stopped with a barrage of Rizzo’s trademark leg kicks that buckled his legs and put him on the floor....