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August 18th 2010

UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn Countdown: "The Brits Pt. II"

By Simon Platt Nick Osipczak vs. Greg Soto Like his UK counterpart Andre Winner who also appears on the UFC 118 undercard next Saturday, Nick Osipczak made his way into the UFC via season nine of The Ultimate Fighter and shares a matching 2-1 promotional record.Yet where Winner is searching for his hat-trick of successive victories inside the Octagon, Osipczak is...
August 17th 2010

Source: 600 tickets left for UFC 120

There are just 600 tickets left for UFC 120 in London, England according to a source close to the O2 Arena, the venue which will host the event on OctoberThe source says that demand has been “unprecedented” and that both the O2 Arena and the UFC are impressed with how fast tickets for the event have sold.Despite criticism in some quarters for lacking a...
August 17th 2010

Gracies in action at UFC 118 Fan Expo

They are known for putting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on the map. Using revolutionary techniques that changed the face of combat sports forever, the legendary Gracie family consists of some of the best grapplers in the world. UFC President Dana White announced today that the UFC FAN EXPO in Boston will feature four grappling superfights, two of which will feature high-level...
August 17th 2010

CSAC confirms Anderson's rib injury

The California State Athletic Commission has released details of the medical suspensions issued in the wake of UFC 117. Anderson Silva has a suspected fractured rib and is suspended for six months or until cleared by a physician to return to action. He also has a 45-day mandatory suspension from fighting - regardless of medical clearance - with a 30-day no-contact...
August 17th 2010

Four fights for UFC 121 undercard confirmed

Following confirmation yesterday of the main card bouts, four more fights have been confirmed for the October 23rd UFC 121 event.TUF 11 winner Court McGee is confirmed to fight Ryan Jensen in what will be his second UFC fight proper since filming ended (the first was a win over Kris McCray at the TUF 11 finale).McGee is 10-1 in his professional career with his sole...
August 17th 2010

Brad Pickett could be second Brit to challenge for Zuffa title

Brad Pickett is set to become just the second-ever Brit to get a title shot in a Zuffa promotion - if he gets past Scott Jorgenson at WEC 50 tomorrow. The winner of the fight is likely to meet the winner of tomorrow night’s WEC bantamweight title fight.Pickett, formerly the featherweight champion of Cage Rage, is 2-0 with the WEC and is unbeaten in his last...
August 17th 2010

Carwin "told not to comment on steroid allegations"

Shane Carwin says he has been told not to issue a statement on the steroid allegations that engulfed him at the weekend. Carwin’s name was brought up in a court case against a medical professional accused of the manufacture and supply of steroids; the court was told that his name appeared on paperwork ordering various prohibited drugs.Several days on and no...
August 17th 2010

UFC confirms CroCop vs Mir, CroCop issues short statement

The UFC has confirmed that Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic has stepped in to replace Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira against Frank Mir at UFC 119 on September 25th.Fighters Only broke the news of Nogueira’s withdrawal - and his replacement by Filipovic - at the weekend, and bout agreements have now being signed. Filipovic spoke to Croatian media today, telling...
August 17th 2010

Nogueira to have surgery on both hips and one knee

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira has confirmed his withdrawal from a UFC 119 fight with Frank Mir - first reported by Fighters Only yesterday - was prompted by an injury which will require surgery and leave him sidelined for around four months.Nogueira, the former PRIDE FC heavyweight champion and UFC interim heavyweight champion, requires surgery on both hips - and is also...