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October 15th 2010

UFC 120 weigh in results

All fighters made weight at today’s official weigh ins for UFC 120, which takes place at the London O2 Arena this Saturday night. The card is headlined by Michael Bisping against Japanese middleweight Yoshihiro Akiyama.John Hathaway got a huge roar from the crowd, his biggest reception yet being the reward for his Diego Sanchez-beating efforts. His opponent...
October 15th 2010

Cantwell off UFC 120 card, suffers knee injury in workout (updated)

More bad news for Steve Cantwell. He is off the UFC 120 card less than 48 hours before it is due to start, having ripped a knee ligament in a training session on Thursday night (UK time). Fighters Only was told on Friday morning that Cantwell has consulted medical staff but is clearly in no condition to compete and has had to be pulled from the bout with UFC debutant...
October 15th 2010

Rafael Dos Anjos on Guida, broken jaw, fighting and life

Rafael Dos Anjos is fast establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with in the UFC’s lightweight division. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt grew up in poverty in Rio De Janeiro but he has successfully fought his way out of the slums and onto the verge of a world title shot. That journey was interrupted when Dos Anjos lost his most recent UFC fight to the...
October 15th 2010

Bisping looking at Marquardt or Okami if he beats Akiyama

Michael Bisping is looking at a fight with Nate Marquardt or Yushin Okami if he beats Yoshihiro Akiyama on Saturday night at UFC 120 in London, England. The UK middleweight, who headlines this weekend’s event, is determined to earn a title shot and says “one more win” against a top contender should earn him the spot. “I think when I win...
October 15th 2010

Michael Bisping Q&A: Akiyama, title shot, judging bias

UFC middleweight Michael Bisping speaks to Fighters Only staff writer John Joe O’Regan about fighting Yoshihiro Akiyama at UFC 120, wanting a title shot, and accusations of biased judging. FO: You just did the press conference with Akiyama, how are you feeling?I feel great, very relaxed but very excited. Just had the UFC 120 press conference, its always nice to...
October 15th 2010

A few (very) quick words with Akiyama

Yoshihiro Akiyama shared a few words with us yesterday as he talked about his fight with Michael Bisping at UFC 120 tomorrow night. Fighting in London, first time in UK:“Although this is my first time here I am feeling great about being here and I am sure I will have a great fight. I arrived here two days ago and no jet lag - at the moment. I would like to try...
October 14th 2010

Last day of sales for discounted UFC Expo tickets

Today is the last day that discounted tickets can be purchased for the UFC Fan Expo taking place in London this Friday and Saturday at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre. Ticket prices are currently listed at £20 for Friday, £23 for Saturday, and £33 for a 2-day pass granting access on both days of the Expo. These will increase at midnight tonight to...
October 14th 2010

Maldonado on James McSweeney: "I want an all-out brawl"

Fabio Maldonado is just three days away of accomplishing the dream of every MMA fighter: debuting at the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The boxing specialist squares off with James McSweeney at UFC 120 in Saturday. The Brazilian website Prontos Para Luta (‘Ready For The Fight‘) caught up with Fabio for a small talk.How do you feel after signing with the...
October 14th 2010

UFC not headed to PPV model in the UK, confirms Zelaznik

The UFC is not moving to a pay per view model in the UK any time soon, UFC UK division president Marshall Zelaznik told Fighters Only today. Asked if the moving of reality series The Ultimate Fighter to the Sky Sports network presaged a shift to PP, Zelaznik answered in the negative. “Everyone in the US knows the success we have had as a company on pay per...
October 14th 2010

Carwin confirms fight with Roy Nelson on Jan 1st

Shane Carwin has confirmed rumours that he will be facing TUF 10 season winner Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson on January 1st.“I will be fighting Roy Nelson on 1-1-11 in Las Vegas Nevada.  The fight will be the Co-Main Event of the Edgar Maynard rematch,” he wrote on his blog at ShaneCarwin.com today. “I think Roy is a tough opponent for...