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August 26th 2010

Arianny Celeste is Playboy covergirl in November

UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste, winner of Ring Girl of the Year in the 2008 and 2009 World MMA Awards, will be the cover girl on the November issue of Playboy Magazine. Celeste sparked interest - and more than a few racing hearts - when she tweeted a photo recently from outside the Playboy headquarters and revealed the she was in talks with the company about doing a...
August 26th 2010

UFC 118 Edgar vs. Penn II - The Main Event

by Simon Platt  Barely four months on from their original encounter in the desert air at UFC 112: Invincible, Abu Dhabi, Edgar vs. Penn II tops the bill this coming Saturday in what is the highly anticipated return leg of the UFC's top two lightweights. A 7-1 underdog in their original encounter, Edgar comes into their rematch once again the bookies outsider - a...
August 26th 2010

Maynard and Marcus Davis confirmed for London UFC Expo

With the UFC 120 Fan Expo in London, England under two months away, Fighters Only has learned the names of two of the many overseas fighters that are being lined up to meet the fans, sign autographs and conduct MMA workshops and seminar.Gray Maynard, who is fighting Kenny Florian this weekend and is looking at a UFC lightweight title shot if he wins, is confirmed to...
August 26th 2010

Overeem and manager dismiss Fedor's callout

Alistair Overeem has laughed off Fedor Emelianenko’s recent comments about wanting to fight him towards the end of this year, and Overeem’s management say that the call-out was likely nothing more than a tool to aid negotiations currently underway for Fedor to fight in Japan in December.Emelianenko, speaking through the Russian site of his management M-1...
August 26th 2010

WEC 50 gate and attendance

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released the gate and attendance figures for WEC 50, which took place in Las Vegas on August 18th at the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort.The official attendance was 1,861 and that generated a live gate of $275,340. There were 371 complimentary tickets issued and 280 were unsold. While WEC did not score particularly high...
August 26th 2010

BJ Penn motivated - but training LESS than before

When BJ Penn lost the UFC lightweight title to Frankie Edgar, it seemed to light a fire under him. He has looked extremely motivated for the rematch and seems very focussed - but in a recent interview he said he is actually doing less training than before.That seems like an odd revelation from someone has taken a lot of grief over the years for the apparent laxity of...
August 25th 2010

The first UFC boxer: Art "One Glove" Jimmerson

At the forthcoming UFC 118, decorated boxer James Toney will attempt to utilize the “Sweet Science” against Randy Couture in the octagon. Not many are giving the professional boxer a chance as he follows a long line of pugilists who have tried and failed in MMA.The first and perhaps most infamous of these was Art “King Arthur” or “One...
August 25th 2010

Jon Jones picks up Everlast sponsorship

Jon Bones Jones has signed a deal with iconic boxing (and now MMA) apparel manufacturer Everlast, it was announced today. Jones, 23, has a record of 11-1 and trains under Greg Jackson (Coach of the Year 2009 in the World MMA Awards) at Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts Gym in Albuquerque, New Mexico."I couldn't be more excited to join the Everlast family"...
August 25th 2010

Fedor wants Overeem fight in November or December

Just 24 hours after Fedor Emelianenko’s manager gave an interview in which he seemingly eliminated Alistair Overeem as a potential opponent, the Russian fighter has called for a match with… Alistair Overeem.He had been looking at an immediate rematch with Fabricio Werdum but the Brazilian is having surgery on his elbow and will be out of action for a...

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