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July 8th 2010

Australian Athletic Commission cancels half of Filho's fights

Paulo Filho has been told by the Australia Athletic Commission that he will only be allowed to have one of his scheduled two fights while in the country. Filho was due to fight on two shows being staged by Impact FC eight days apart from each other.He was to fight on July 10th in Brisbane and then fight Denis Kang on July 18th in Sydeny. Now only the Kang fight will...
July 8th 2010

Sean Sherk vs Evan Dunham at UFC 119

Former UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk will finally return to action with a fight against undefeated prospect Evan Dunham  at UFC 119, it has been reported. The fight will be Sherk’s first since being decisioned by Frankie Edgar at UFC 98.News of the fight comes via MMA Junkie, who say that verbal agreements are in place and bout  agreements are...
July 8th 2010

Brothers on Arms: Nogueiras headline UFC 119

Two headlining fights, two brothers - Rodrigo and Rogerio (Lil’ Nog) Nogueira are to headline UFC 119 on September 25th in battles against Frank Mir and Ryan Bader respectively. The Lil’ Nog-Bader match was reported earlier today by MMA Weekly and will serve as the co-main event. Nogueira’s rematch with Mir will headline the September 25th event and...
July 7th 2010

UFC 116 medical suspensions/injury list

Nevada State Athletic Commission executive Keith Kizer has released details of the medical suspensions issued in the wake of Saturday night’s UFC 116 event. The headline bout saw Brock Lesnar retain his heavyweight title by submitting challenger Shane Carwin in the second round.The suspensions are as follows:Brock LesnarSuspended until August 18th No contact...
July 7th 2010

Shogun returns to training next month, MMA return uncertain

UFC light-heavyweight champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua will return to training next month as he begins the process of rehabilitating his left knee following surgery to correct ligament damage.Rua underwent surgery following his successful attempt to take the belt from former champion Lyoto Machida at UFC 113. The knee has troubled him for some time and the...
July 7th 2010

Little Nog on Sonnen: "Anderson will beat him like a child"

UFC light-heavyweight Antonio Rogerio Nogueira leapt to the defense of his heavyweight brother Rodrigo when he heard what Chael Sonnen said about him at a recent UFC fan Q&A. Sonnen said Anderson Silva’s BJJ black belt was questionable, coming as it does froim the Nogueira brothers. He then added “I don’t really understand what the big deal is...
July 7th 2010

Shane Carwin finds out why body 'locked up' in Brock fight

Further to comments he made after losing his UFC 116 title challenge, Shane Carwin has found out what it was that was bothering him in the fight with Brock Lesnar and making him feel like his body had ‘locked up’. “What happened to me July 3rd is called ‘Lactic Acidosis‘. It was brought on by a few things and mainly not breathing while...
July 7th 2010

M-1 boss: "I think Fedor can still reach deal with UFC"

M-1 Global president Vadim Finklestein thinks that a deal could still be reached with the UFC that could see the Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko join the organisation, despite the bad feeling that has thus far existed between M-1 and the UFC.Speaking to Russian magazine ProSport (the article was replicated on Sports.ru website) Finkelstein was asked if he...
July 7th 2010

Machida looking for interim title fight with Rashad Evans

Former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida is looking for an interim title to be created now that current champion Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua is going to be sidelined until at least early 2011, according to his manager Ed Soares.Soares told MMA Junkie Radio that Machida would like to dispute an interim title with fellow former champion Rashad Evans, the...