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July 30th 2010

UFC confirms London Fan Expo

The UFC has confirmed that it will be staging its first-ever European fan expo over the UFC 120 weekend in October. The event will take place in London, England and will span Friday, October 15th and Saturday, October 16th, with UFC 120 taking place on the Saturday evening.“I am excited to bring a UFC Fan Expo to our incredible fans in Europe,” said UFC...
July 30th 2010

Card breakdown: Jones vs Matyushenko (UFC live on Versus 2)

by Simon Platt Lets make no ‘bones’ about it (crap pun thoroughly intended), but when nicknames were being handed out Jon “Bones” Jones caught the rough end of the deal.  For a fighter that is redefining the art of striking with a fearlessness and creativity not seen since the days Anderson Silva was handing out uppercut elbows,...
July 30th 2010

Ken Shamrock paid, many other still waiting for Impact purse

Further to yesterday’s reports that fighters have not been paid by Australian promotion Impact FC, it has emerged that a handful have received some or all of their purses while others have received nothing at all.Ken Shamrock has been paid his whole purse and so has Pedro Rizzo, according to Cage Potato, but Murilo Bustamante is yet to receive anything...
July 30th 2010

Randy Couture would "almost certainly" accept CroCop fight

Randy Couture would almost certainly take a fight with Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic if the UFC wanted to put it together, Fighters Only was told today. In a recent interview with Fighters Only, Filipovic said that a fight with Randy Couture is “interesting to him”. (He also name checked Gabriel Gonzaga and Rodrigo Nogueira).Those comments were...
July 30th 2010

Aleksander Emelianenko joins KSW

Polish MMA organisation KSW has a verbal agreement in place with Russian heavyweight Aleksander Emelianenko. He is expected to make his debut in the promotion “soon”.KSW owners Maciej Kawulski and Martin Lewandowski met with Aleksander, brother of former PRIDE FC heavyweight champion Fedor, in the Hyatt Hotel in Warsaw this week. Fighters Only was told...
July 30th 2010

UFC sues Bellator, Ken Pavia for industrial espionage

MMA agent Ken Pavia has been hit with a lawsuit by Zuffa Llc, parent company of the UFC and WEC, alleging that he has passed confidential documents and other trade secrets on to Bellator FC, a rival mixed martial arts promotion. The news was broken by Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports. His article states that Pavia and Bellator FC are co-defendants in the lawsuit and are...
July 29th 2010

UFC confirms 24 top name fighters for Boston Expo

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced a list of fighters that will participate in the UFC Fan Expo at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston on August 27 and 28, the same weekend that Randy Couture will fight James Toney and BJ Penn will attempt to recapture the lightweight belt from Frankie Edgar.The following fighters will participate in autograph...
July 29th 2010

Ryan Couture signs for Strikeforce

Ryan Couture, son of MMA legend Randy Couture, has signed a multi-fight agreement with Strikeforce and will make his professional MMA debut on Friday, August 13th at the Strikeforce Challengers event at Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Couture, 27, and fighting out of Xtreme Couture, will face Lucas Stark of Chandler, Arizona in a three-round lightweight (155...
July 29th 2010

Trouble Down Under: Impact FC fighters have not been paid

Australian show Impact FC grabbed headlines recently with two talent-heavy cards it laid on for its inaugural two events. Now it is grabbing headlines of a different kind following reports that the fighters have not been paid.Top names such as Karo Parisyan (pictured) and Thierry Sokoudjou have not received their promised purses, according to a Cage Potato report...
July 29th 2010

Xtreme Spider: Anderson heads to X-Games this Thursday

In sporting terms, it doesn’t get more extreme than mixed martial arts. But there are other sports out there that are (almost) as good at getting the heart pumping, and many of these can be found at the ESPN X-Games this week.UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is headed to the LA Coliseum for the Moto-X Freestyle Final on Thursday. The women’s...