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August 10th 2010

King Mo, Bobby Lashely conference call highlights

Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker chaired a conference call this week with Bobby Lashley and Muhammad ‘King Mo’ Lawal among others discussing their fights at the forthcoming ‘Strikeforce: Houston’ on August 21st. The event, which will air live on Showtime at 10pm ET/PT, will take place at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and will be headlined by...
August 9th 2010

Silva, Soares talk about damaged rib

Shortly after his last-minute win over Chael Sonnen on Saturday night, Anderson Silva  talked about having damaged ribs heading into the fight, something his manager Ed Soares has also since talked about. Silva revealed after the fight that his rib was damaged during a training session with Japanese heavyweiught Judo specialist Satoshi Ishii. "This is not...
August 9th 2010

Bisping responds to "two-faced" Cote

Michael Bisping has responded to “two-faced” comments made by Canadian middleweight and former UFC title challenger Patrick Cote.Fighters Only spoke with Cote at the weekend and ‘The Predator’ revealed that he has been looking for a fight with Bisping for some time, saying “I'm not a big fan of him and I’ve asked for this fight...
August 9th 2010

Report: UFC 123 headed to Chicago

UFC 123 is being lined up for Chicago’s United Center on November 20th, according to a report from the US today. The report, courtesy of MMA Recap, says a deal is about to be finalized but is still pending “mainly due to rules and regulations by the state with regards to how far in advance a promotion can declare an event.”A fight between Lyoto...
August 9th 2010

Anderson out until early next year, says coach

Anderson Silva’s jiu jitsu coach says his fighter came back to his corner after the first round complaining of a “broken rib”. Ramon Lemos also told Tatame that he does not expect Anderson to return to fighting until around March 2011. “After the first round he said he broke his ribs. He said told me he could not breath because of the rib. I...
August 9th 2010

Matt Hughes sitting out until 2011

Matt Hughes is going to be sitting on the sidelines until early 2011 as he takes some time away from fighting to rest and go hunting. “I’ll be real honest, I’m gonna take this fall off and do some hunting and then early next year I’ll talk with the UFC and we’ll see where we’re at,” he said when asked what his next move would...
August 9th 2010

Lauzon-Ruediger and Lentz-Winner air on Spike TV

Spike TV is to showcase two live undercard bouts from UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn II on Saturday, August 28th it was announced today. The broadcasts will take place at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT.  The two undercard bouts include local boy Joe Lauzon, who hails from just outside Boston where UFC 118 is taking place. He takes on his former TUF 5 housemate Gabe Ruediger,...
August 8th 2010

UFC 117 gate and attendance

Nearly 13,000 Californians turned out for the UFC’s first event in Oakland, which was headlined by UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva retaining his belt and earning a record seventh title defence.At the post-fight press conference it was announced that 12,971 fans attended the event for a live gate of $1.56 million. Official figures will be released by...
August 8th 2010

UFC 117 main card highlights and full results

Anderson Silva retained his middleweight title belt at UFC 117, but it was a close-run thing. Until the fifth and final round it looked like the belt would be finding itself a new home in Oregon.Sonnen did so much talking before the fight that he had to go out there and give the performance of his career. He was busy from the opening bell and set the tone in round...
August 8th 2010

UFC 117 bonuses: Silva, Sonnen, Struve and Hughes

Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen, Matt Hughes and Stefan Struve were the bonus winners at UFC 117, earning $60,000 cheques for their efforts, in addition to their regular purses and any contracted win bonuses. Fight of the Night went to Silva and Sonnen for their event-headlining war which was one of the most exciting UFC main events in years. Sonnen gave it everything...