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July 20th 2010

Bisping "spending Fight of the Night bonus already"

Michael Bisping is looking for two things from his UFC 120 headlining fight with Yoshihiro Akiyama: a win and a “Fight of the Night” bonus. He says he will be looking to set a high pace from the opening bell and sees cardio as the key to victory.“It is great to be fighting in the UK after going to Australia and Las Vegas in my last two fights. The...
July 20th 2010

Akiyana wants Asian support as he fights 'David Beckham' of MMA

Yoshihiro Akiyama is looking forward to a fight with the ’David Beckham of MMA’ as he prepares for his UFC 120 clash with Michael Bisping on October 16th. The fight will headline the London event and will air free on Spike TV.“I am very excited to fight Michael Bisping on his home ground, from what I understand Bisping is popular like David Beckham...
July 20th 2010

Condit looking forward to being the bad guy

Former WEC welterweight champion Carlos Condit (25-5) is looking forward to being the bad guy when he takes on Britain’s own Dan ’The Outlaw’ Hardy at UFC 120. The fight takes place on October 16th in London, England and Condit knows he is in for a booing.“I am gonna love being the enemy in England, they can boo me all they want, it is just...
July 19th 2010

Tyson Griffin back to basics, anticipates Gomi ground war

Xtreme Couture lightweight Tyson Griffin says that despite his recent focus on standing and banging, his UFC Fight Night 21 opponent Takanori Gomi should prepare himself for a ground war, because its back to basics for Griffin following his recent split-decision loss to Evan Dunham.Griffin has earned Fight of the Night honors five times in his UFC career (and one...
July 19th 2010

Dos Santons on Nelson: "If he attacks, I knock him out"

Junior Dos Santos may have put all of his UFC opponents thus far through the grinder, but he is not a man to mince words. In an interview ahead of his UFC 117 fight with Roy Nelson, he was extremely blunt when asked for a prediction on the fight. “If he tries to attack, I will knock him out,” he said. “I want to be the champion soon and I want to...
July 19th 2010

UFC confirms UFC 119 Indiana event, main card fights

For the first-time ever, Indianapolis will get a taste of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir and former interim UFC heavyweight champion and mixed martial arts legend Minotauro Nogueira will mix it up for an encore performance on Saturday, September 25 at UFC 119: MIR VS. NOGUEIRA 2, live from the Conseco Field House in...
July 19th 2010

Belfort: "Whoever they give me I'll be ready"

Vitor Belfort does not expect to return to action until around November, but he is already back in training with Shawn Tompkins in Las Vegas. Belfort was due to fight Anderson Silva at UFC 112 but had to pull out as he required shoulder surgery. “Its been a while but I have been making sure that when I come back, I come back better than I was before. My...
July 19th 2010

Dana gives his phone number to over 1 million fans

UFC president Dana White managed to accidentally tweet his direct office phone number last night as he attempted to send a private message to a fan regarding a UFC-related birthday treat. White was attempting to arrange a tour of the TUF facility and UFC gym in Las Vegas for the fan and her boyfriend, who were heading to Las Vegas to celebrate her birthday. But he...
July 19th 2010

UFC debutants Waldburger and Mitchell meet at Fight Night 22l

Two new welterweight signings will square off on the undercard of UFC Fight Night 22, which takes place in September and will air on Spike TV.Anthony “T.J.” Waldburger (12-5) and undefeated prospect David Mitchell have both made waves in the regional 170lb divisions and have been matched for the UFC’s September 15th show, according to Five Ounces of...
July 18th 2010

Velasquez preparing for five-round war

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Cain Velasquez is preparing for his fight with Brock Lesnar to go the distance. The two will meet at UFC 121 on October 23rd at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.He told Yahoo! Sports that Lesnar’s come-from-behind win over Shane Carwin at UFC 116 has made him think Lesnar is going to be extremely difficult to put...