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July 27th 2010

Semtex Daley headed to Texas for Sept 11 fight

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley is on his way to Texas for a September 11th fight against an unnamed opponent, it was announced today. The fight will take place under the banner of Shark Fights, an ambitious promotion which has signed up a number of high-profile ex-UFC fighters recently.Daley has signed a one-fight deal with Shark Fight Promotions and is set to fight...
July 27th 2010

Machida's Muay Thai coach joins Dan Henderson, Team Quest

Dan Henderson and Team Quest have invited Anderson Silva’s ex-Muay Thai coach to be their full-time striking instructor at the main Team Quest facility in California. Daniel Woirin, who also works with Lyoto Machida, will take up the position in two weeks.“I was indicated by a friend of mine, Cyrelle Diabate, and I went there for a test. I trained Dan...
July 26th 2010

TUF 9's Jeff Lawson signs for Sengoku

Jeff ‘Ippon’ Lawson, who competed for Team UK on season nine of The Ultimate Fighter, will be heading to Japan to compete at Sengoku 14 next month.Lawson’s management confirmed to Fighters Only this morning that he will be facing top ten featherweight Hatsu Hioki on August 22nd. Hioki, 21-4-2, is unbeaten in 10 of his last 11 fights while Lawson,...
July 26th 2010

Jon Jones says title talk premature ahead of Janitor clash

There are many fans already talking Jon ‘Bones’ Jones up as a future champion, but the man himself says that talk of a title shot at this stage is premature. "I think once you start to think that you're the man, and you know it all, and your style is unbeatable and stzuff like that, that's when you get caught and clipped, and get humbled really...
July 26th 2010

Machida confirms Rampage Jackson is next opponent

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida has confirmed that his next fight will indeed be against fellow former champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. Machida confirmed the match via his Twitter account today. He wrote two posts: “My next fight is confirmed and it's [going] to be against Rampage,” and...
July 26th 2010

Nedkov vs Cantwell at UFC 120

Bulgarian MMA standout Stanislav Nedkov, 11-0, was forced off the UFC 117 card with an undisclosed injury but now has a replacement date and opponent. He will meet Steve Cantwell in a light-heavyweight match at UFC 120.Cantwell’s participation in UFC 120 has been previously reported but an opponent had not been named. News of Nedkov’s inclusion comes via...
July 26th 2010

Jose Aldo vs Manny Gamburyan confirmed for September 30th

One of the sport’s pound-for-pound elite returns this fall to defend his title against one of the division’s most dangerous fighters. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo makes the second defense of his WEC crown against judo ace Manny Gamburyan in Broomfield, Colorado on Thursday, September 30th.In addition to the featherweight title fight, WEC General...
July 26th 2010

UFC: Reljic returning to light-heavyweight

Goran Reljic is on his way back to light-heavyweight because he finds the cut to middleweight too difficult. He also expects to be cut from the UFC if he loses his next fight, although he does not think he lost his last bout. Speaking to Croatian website GOL.hr, Reljic lamented the judges’ decision in the UFC 116 fight with Kendall Grove, which he lost by...
July 25th 2010

Carwin looking for answers to lactic acid problem

Shane Carwin is on a mission to discover what exactly it was that caused him to seize up during his fight with Brock Lesnar at UFC 116 last month. In the days following the bout he spoke publicly about feeling exhausted and immobile in the first round following a build-up of lactic acid in his muscles (Lactic Acidosis). Now he is looking for answers.In a message to...