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October 13th 2010

Brad Pickett talks ATT, takedowns and British MMA

The sole UK fighter on the WEC’s 60 plus roster, Brad ‘One-Punch’ Pickett was just one victory away from a potential title shot against 135lb champion Dominick Cruz before a decision loss to 3-time PAC-10 champion, Scott Jorgensen, at WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez, ended the former Cage Rage featherweight champions immediate title dreams. Speaking with...
October 13th 2010

WEC's Reed Harris sees unification title fights at 155lbs

Focusing exclusively on the pocket-rockets that are the bantamweight (135lbs), featherweight (145lbs) and lightweight (155lbs) divisions, the WEC has a fast-growing reputation as a promotion that puts on some the most entertaining and explosive fights in the business.As co-founder, Reed Harris has been an integral part of that success ever since the organisation...
October 13th 2010

"Spencer Fisher is not taking me seriously," says Warburton

UFC newcomer Kurt Warburton meets Spencer Fisher in the first fight of this weekend’s UFC 120 card. The Wolfslair lightweight has been listening to Fisher’s recent interviews and says that he doesn’t seem to be taking him seriously. As he explains in this interview with Fighters Only staff writer John Joe O‘Regan, he feels that will prove to...
October 12th 2010

Shields to get welterweight title shot if he beats Kampmann

Jake Shields is looking at a UFC welterweight title shot if he beats Martin Kampmann at UFC 121 next week, UFC president Dana White told today’s press conference in Montreal, Canada.White was in Canada to promote the UFC 124 welterweight title fight between reigning champion Georges St. Pierre and his challenger Josh Koscheck, both of whom were also present....
October 12th 2010

Offer: Sky Backstage tickets for UFC 120 - less than 100 left

There are only a few days left on the Sky Sports ’Backstage’ ticket sale for UFC 120 and there are less than a hundred tickets available.The tickets allow the bearer to access the Sky Backstage area prior to the event, where they can mingle with UFC stars and personalities before taking their premium seats for the night of action at the O2 Arena.Priced at...
October 12th 2010

Strikeforce: 'Diaz vs Noons II' draws 509,000 viewers

Strikeforce and Showtime will be pleased with the numbers for the weekend’s Strikeforce card, which was headlined by a grudge rematch between welterweight champion Nick Diaz and KJ Noons, who beat him in a 2008 fight under the EliteXC banner.The Showtime broadcast peaked at 509,000 viewers and averaged 350,00 viewers, according to a report from MMA Junkie...
October 12th 2010

WEC 51 takes $191,620 gate

Last month’s WEC 51 event, which was headlined by a featherweight title fight between defending champion Jose Aldo and challenger Manny Gamburyan, drew 3,791 fans to the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado for a live gate of $191,620.The figures were released today by the Colorado State Boxing Commission, which oversaw the event. The event, which aired on...
October 12th 2010

Carwin adjusting diet and strength training for UFC 125 clash

Shane Carwin is trying to work on his diet in order to gain the extra edge on some of his fellow heavyweights - including his UFC 125 opponent. While the fight has not been officially announced, Carwin is widely expected to face Roy Nelson at the January 1st event. “I am pretty excited about this fight. I have been working hard on improving my overall game....
October 11th 2010

Molly Qerim announced as co-host of World MMA Awards 2010

Molly Querim has been unveiled as the co-host of this year’s World Mixed Martial Awards, which take place in Las Vegas this December 1st.Querim, who will be familiar to many US viewers as the face of various ESPN sports shows, is an Emmy Award winner and a long time sports reporter. She has long taken an active interest in mixed martial arts and was a natural...