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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...
August 3rd 2010

Marcus Davis: "The Dan Hardy beef is over"

It was one of the bitterest rivalries in modern mixed martial arts - at least from one party’s point of view - but the beef between Marcus Davis and Dan Hardy has now officially been squashed.Davis and Hardy fought at UFC 99 and the build-up to the fight saw Davis provoked to apoplexy by Hardy’s comments to the media. But what really set Davis off was a...
August 3rd 2010

Jacob Volkmann free agent following Kelly win

Jacob Volkmann has moved into free agency following his fight with Paul Kelly at UFC Live 2: Jones vs. Matyushenko.Volkmann won the fight - the fourth and final bout of his contract - by way of unanimous decision after out-grappling Kelly for three rounds.He now has to wait and see if the UFC will offer him a new deal. He is 2-2 in the organisation and 11-2 overall,...
August 2nd 2010

Jones stops Matyushenko, meteoric rise continues

Jon ‘Bones’ Jones sent another strong message to the UFC light-heavyweight division with a quick stoppage win over the very experienced Vladimir Matyushenko in the headline bout of UFC Live on Versus 2.Jones hit a takedown early - no mean feat on a wrestler as accomplished as Matyushenko - and then used an armbar escape as an opportunity to transition...
August 2nd 2010

Roy Jones Jr sues UFC, Roy Nelson

Roy Jones Jr. is suing both Zuffa LLC (parent company of the UFC) and TUF 10 winner Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson. Jones and his promotions company Square Ring have filed suit against both parties claiming collusion in depriving Square Ring of contractual rights.  Square Ring is alleging that it had contractual rights to negotiations with Nelson for his...
August 2nd 2010

Jon Jones has feet on the ground but wants "top three" test

Despite his light-hearted demeanour on entering the Octagon, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones has admitted that he is starting to feel the pressure of expectation more and more as his reputation grows. With a relatively modest number of fights making up his 11-1 record, he is now constantly being talked up as a title contender. "To be honest, they (expectations)...
August 2nd 2010

Gomi: "Its not my mission to turn Japanese MMA around"

Japanese MMA has taken some hard hits of late and with the likes of Yoshiyuki Yoshida and Ryo Chonan having failed to set the UFC alight, Japanese fighters have become something of a whipping boy on some forums.Many saw fit to write former PRIDE champion Takanori Gomi off ahead of his fight with Tyson Griffin last night simply because he was a Japanese fighter facing...