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August 4th 2010

Maia matched with Miranda for UFC 118

Demian Maia has been moved to the UFC 118 main card and will fight fellow Brazilian grappling standout Mario Miranda. Maia had been due to fight Alan Belcher in the headline fight of UFC Fight Night 22 but that fight was cancelled when Belcher sustained a detached retina and had to undergo emergency surgery.The headline spot for Fight Night 22 has now been taken by...
August 4th 2010

Couture to throw first pitch at Oakland A's game

Randy “The Natural” Couture has been invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch before the Oakland A’s vs. Texas Rangers game on Saturday, August 7th. The game starts at 13:10 and the first pitch is set for 12:55 pm. It will be caught by A’s first baseman (and die-hard UFC fan) Daric Barton.Couture is in Oakland promoting UFC 117, which takes...
August 3rd 2010

Igor Vovchanchyn: The original ice man

Some fighters are made… others are born. Perhaps the fighter who epitomizes a man born to fight more than any other is the original Ice Man – the Ukraine Freight Train Igor Vovchanchyn.In his pomp – the late 1990s to early 2000s – there was not a more feared striker in the sport. A short heavyweight at 5ft 8ins, the Ukrainian nevertheless...
August 3rd 2010

Marquardt-Palhares moved from UFC 118 to Fight Night 22

Nate Marquardt and Rousimar Palhares have been moved to the main event slot of UFC Fight Night 22 following Alan Belcher’s withdrawal from his fight with Demian Maia, which was supposed to headline that card.Marquardt vs. Palhares will now headline the Fight Night event, in a switch first reported by MMA Junkie. Maia has been removed from the card and will now...
August 3rd 2010

Fitch thinks he is in line for a title shot... sometime

Jon Fitch doesn’t know if he will be in line for a crack at the UFC welterweight title if he gets past Thiago Alves at UFC 117 or if he will have to “win eight more fights,” according to comments he made during a recent radio appearance. "I would think so, but I don't make the decisions. You never know what the suits are thinking, and what they...
August 3rd 2010

UFC 117 breakdowns: Guida vs. Dos Anjos and Hughes vs. Almeida

By Simon PlattClay Guida vs. Rafael dos AnjosGoing 0-2 in your first few fights with the UFC is usually about the time a fighter takes the phone off the hook and leaves the mail sitting unopened on the doormat for fear of the inevitable “thanks, but no thanks” parting of ways.Yet in sparing Brazilian Rafael dos Anjos his marching orders, UFC president...
August 3rd 2010

TUF 12 competitors announced

The cast for the 12th season of the UFC’s reality series The Ultimate Fighter has been announced. 28 lightweights will feature in the opening episodes, being whittled down to 14 via preliminary bouts. They will then be split into two teams, captained by Georges St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck, and begin working towards their goal of winning the series. UFC...
August 3rd 2010

Pudzianowski's KSW 14 opponent revealed

At today’s press conference promoting KSW 14, the name of Mariusz Pudzianowski's fourth MMA opponent was announced. The World’s Strongest Man is set to face US boxing legend Eric "Butterbean" Esch on September 18th.Esch has eighty-nine boxing fights under his belt, with seventy-eight wins, eight losses and four draws (78-8-4). In the States he...
August 3rd 2010

Belfort looking for November UFC title fight

Vitor Belfort says he will be ready for a return to the cage in November, and he expects to be fighting for the UFC middleweight title on his return. "I want the belt, no matter against whom it will be. That's what I want, that's what the UFC wants, Dana and Lorenzo have said it so we'll await the outcome of the fight between Anderson and Sonnen to know who will...