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April 21st 2010

The Final Round: Weighing in on 'Strikeforce: Nashville'

'Strikeforce: Nashville' was the promotion's second show on CBS and while the three title fights on the card were very interesting on paper, they didn't quite turn out to be the treat they could have been. At least not intentionally - Jake Shields & Co had a post-fight brawl with Jason 'Mayhem' Miller that was screened to millions of CBS viewers, not the best of...
April 21st 2010

UFC wolfpack grows: three more Wolfslair fighters signed

The UFC has signed three fighters from the Wolfslair, Fighters Only has learned. The signings bolster the gym's UFC fighter roster to six as the line up alongisde Michael Bisping, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson and Cheick Kongo.Light-heavyweight Tom Blackledge, welterweight Kurt Warburton and heavyweight Rob Broughton all have four-fight deals in place and will make their...
April 21st 2010

Kongo signs new 6-fight deal with UFC

Cheick Kongo has signed a new six-fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Fighters Only learned this morning. The French heavyweight’s new deal is will take him up to 2012 if it runs its full course.Kongo is 8-4 in the UFC and has a record of 15-6-1 overall. He is coming off a win over Paul Buentello at UFC Live 1, the organisation’s debut...
April 20th 2010

Anderson admits levelling strong insults at Maia

Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva has admitted levelling insults at Demian Maia during their fight at UFC 112, including the controversial (in Brazil) epithet ’playboy’. The UFC middleweight champion took a lot of flak for that one on Brazilian MMA message boards, although some fans denied he had said it.Speaking to Brazilian newspaper O Globo,...
April 20th 2010

Daley/Koscheck winner to coach TUF opposite GSP "possible"

Having the winner of the fight between Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley be a rival coach to Georges St. Pierre on The Ultimate Fighter is “a possibility being considered” a source close to the situation told Fighters Only this afternoon.The source said that the scenario is one of several being weighed up as the UFC looks to bring through the next challenger...
April 20th 2010

Exclusive: Edgar vs Penn II set for UFC 118, August 28th

Former UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn will get his rematch with Frankie Edgar on August 28th, Fighters Only can reveal after speaking with several key sources. The fight will headline UFC 118, the UFC’s first card in Boston, Massachusetts. Penn lost the title to Edgar at UFC 112 on April 10th by way of a controversial unanimous decision. Edgar outworked and...
April 20th 2010

Strikeforce viewing figures: decline from November

Strikeforce’s ratings for Saturday night’s show on CBS have been compiled, and they are not anywhere near what the parties involved were hoping for. Just 2.9 million viewers tuned in for the broadcast, a paltry figure in the context of American viewer numbers.Strikeforce drew a 1.0 household rating with a total of 2.9 million viewers. Of these, 1.26...
April 20th 2010

Osipczak trapped in Abu Dhabi by volcano

Nick Osipczak, who lost a controversial decision at UFC 112, is still stuck in Abu Dhabi thanks to a volcanic eruption in Iceland, a country at the very northern edge of Europe. The volcano has spewed out a cloud of ash which has filled the airspace over most of Europe, as far afield as the edge of Russia, and closed down airports and flight routes. Osipsczak had...
April 20th 2010

UK: Optimus Fighting Championship

18.04.2010Metro ArenaNewcastle, EnglandThe star attraction for this show was to be a clash between UFC legend Dan 'The Beast' Severn and rising UK heavyweight Darren Towler. Mother Nature was to be the winner on this occasion though as Severn was unable to get in to the UK due to the volcanic ash that has caused minor chaos of late. UFC veteran Ian 'The Machine'...