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September 2nd 2010

Thiago Alves vs John Howard set for UFC 124

American Top Team welterweight Thiago Alves has been matched with John ‘Doomsday’ Howard for UFC 124 on December 11th. The fight was first reported by MMA Junkie and has since been confirmed to Fighters Only by sources close to the bout.Alves is coming off a loss to Jon Fitch at UFC 117, putting him 0-2 in his last two and badly in need of a win. But he...
September 2nd 2010

Bowles vs Fabiano lined up for WEC 52

Former bantamweight champion Brian Bowles is to return to action with a fight against title prospect Wagney Fabiano, it has been reported. The clash is going to take place at WEC 52 on November 10th, according to Sportsnet.ca. Fabiano has attracted much interest since joining the WEC, where he was won four of his five fights (albeit three of the wins being by way of...
September 2nd 2010

Thiago Alves on Pierce: "I am more than happy to beat his ass"

Is Mike Pierce in for a case of ‘be careful what you wish for’? Earlier this week the relative UFC newcomer expressed a desire to face Thiago Alves in his next outing, today Alves said he is willing to take that fight.Alves said that he is asking the UFC to match him with Pierce around November 20th, UFC 123, which will be headlined by Quinton...
September 2nd 2010

Karo Parisyan returns to UFC against Dennis Hallman

Troubled welterweight Karo Parisyan has returned to the UFC and will face Dennis Hallman at UFC 123, it was reported today. It will be Parisyan’s first UFC appearance since being ‘fired’ from the organisation at UFC 106 nine months ago.Parisyan was given his marching orders after pulling out of a fight with Dustin Hazelett at the last minute. His...
September 2nd 2010

Marcus Davis: "I've been shot at, stabbed a couple of times..."

Marcus ‘The Irish Hand Grenade Davis’ is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Randy Couture, Matt Hughes and Forrest Griffin by becoming the latest UFC fighter to have success as an author when his autobiography hits the shelves.But the book, out in early 2011, sounds like it will have more in common with The Departed or The Westies than it does with the...
September 1st 2010

Mark Hunt joins American Top Team

Mark Hunt has joined American Top Team as he prepares for his UFC debut and a meeting with unbeaten man-mountain Sean McCorkle at UFC 119. Hunt came to prominence in the combat sports world when he won the K-1 World Grand Prix Championship - the most prestigious title in kickboxing - back in 2001. He then transitioned to mixed martial arts and put on some...
September 1st 2010

Vitor Belfort confirms fight with Okami in Germany

Vitor Belfort has confirmed that he will be meeting perennial middleweight contender Yushin Okami on November 13th in Germany.“Hey gang! The fight is set for November 13 in Germany. I’m counting on you to root for me. The fight is against the super tough Okami. Let’s do it!” Belfort wrote on his Twitter account today. “My motivation is...
September 1st 2010

UFC returns to Michigan after 14-year absence

The UFC is headed to Michigan for its first event in the state since UFC 9, which took place 14 years ago in Detroit.UFC 123 will take place in Auburn Hills, a relatively affluent satellite city of Detroit once known as Pontiac Township. The news was first reported by The Detroit Free Press and Fighters Only has since been able to obtain confirmation from sources...
September 1st 2010

BJ Penn wants to get a fight "as soon as possible"

BJ Penn says he is sticking by his pre-UFC 118 promise to get as active as possible and take another fight in the very near future. Penn’s schedule has not been particularly hectic in recent years but losing the lightweight belt and failing to win it back seems to have lit a fire underneath him.“I have just been hanging out this last couple of days but I...