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October 25th 2010

Wanderlei expects to fight Leben in April, in Toronto

Wanderlei Silva expects to make his return to action with a fight against Chris Leben in April 2011, he tells Fighters Only. And he expects the fight to take place in Canada, possibly on a show in the newly-opened territory of Ontario.“I think I want to fight in April in Canada, I want to fight in Toronto. I think against Chris Leben. I want to fight with him...
October 25th 2010

Paulo Thiago's coach "can't understand what's wrong" recently

Paulo Thiago was on the top of the welterweight division until sustaining two consecutive losses; Martin Kampmann and Diego Sanchez. The bad results put the Brazilian cop in delicate situation under the UFC banner.“What saved it was the Fight of the Night award; I think the boy still has a chance to come back. He did a very good first round but started to...
October 25th 2010

Matt Hughes: Not impressed with Kampmann, Tito or Rogan

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes was impressed with Jake Shields’ performance at UFC 121, kind of, but was less complimentary about the night’s work turned in by Martin Kampmann, Tito Ortiz and Joe Rogan.In a blog post on his personal website he wrote:“Jake Shields fight was interesting to me. Jake ran out of gas, but still ended up...
October 24th 2010

Madsen celebrates "huge win" over Gilbert Yvel

Jon Madsen is delighted with his rapid win over Gilbert Yvel in the opening fight of UFC 121.“The plan was to feint and to throw some punches. He’s dangerous standing up so I didn’t want to get lazy on my feet and get caught with something,” he said after the fight.“The plan was to get close with the #2 and go in for the double. Once I...
October 24th 2010

Camozzi ready to go again after three-round battle

Chris Camozzi admits to being “nervous” when waiting for the judges’ decision on his three-round battle with tough Korean debutant Dong Yi Yang at UFC 121 last night.The two had a very close fight and that was reflected in the decision, which was split 2-1 in favour of a win for Cammozzi.“I was a little nervous when the judges were announcing...
October 24th 2010

Judges give Sam Stout a scare

The judges gave Sam Stout a funny turn after his fight with Paul Taylor at UFC 121 last night. Stout won by split-decision - but Paul Taylor’s name was read out first, an unusual move.“When the judges said his name first my heart dropped. Because usually in a split decision they say the winner’s name first,” Stout said afterwards.The fight was...
October 24th 2010

Lawlor can relax after much-needed win

Tom Lawlor is celebrating after beating former middleweight title challenger Patrick Cote and probably saving his UFC contract in the process. Lawlor edged Cote on all three judges’ cards to take a unanimous decision win, putting him 1-2 in his last three.“I’m very excited about the win. I executed my game plan. This is the first time I ever started...
October 24th 2010

Brendan Schaub lays cardjo fears to rest

‘No more doubts about my cardio’ - that’s the message from Brendan Schaub after he beat former heavyweight title challenger Gabriel Gonzaga over the course of a three round battle at UFC 121. “I’m really happy because I feel like I was in a real fight. I realized I had a great training camp because I was able to go hard for all three...
October 24th 2010

Shane Carwin gives his thoughts on Velasquez win

Recent heavyweight title contender Shane Carwin has commented on Cain Velasquez’s win over former champion Brock Lesnar last night.  Carwin, who lost to Lesnar by submission in the second round of their clash at UFC 116, congratulated Velasquez but warned people not to write Lesnar off.Writing in his blog at ShaneCarwin.com he noted:“What Cain did is...