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February 13th 2010

Mousasi confirms M-1 split

Gegard Mousasi’s split with M-1 Global is official following statements by his manager and sources close to both Mousasi and M-1. News of the split emerged yesterday and Mousasi’s manager Apy Ecteld told MMA Junkie that his fighter was indeed no longer part of the  M-1 Global stable.According to Echteld, Mousasi’s departure came after a...
February 13th 2010

Demian Maia steps in for Belfort against Anderson Silva

Demain Maia will step in to replace Vitor Belfort at UFC 112, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed. He will face Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight title. Belfort pulled out of the fight this week after sustaining a shoulder injury during training. Training partners said they had not seen him in the gym much over the past two weeks as he struggled to...
February 12th 2010

Bloodsport: Fact or Fiction?

 The 1988 cult martial arts flick ‘Bloodsport' has long been a guilty pleasure for fight fans. Said to be based on the true events of Frank Dux - played by Jean-Claude Van Damme - the film was for many an introduction to the notion of mixed martial arts.Bloodsport showcases the story of American Dux who participates in an underground mixed martial arts...
February 12th 2010

Mousasi leaves M-1 Global? (updated)

Gegard Mousasi has left the M-1 Global stable, according to a report published earlier today on Sherdog. The report said Mousasi had confirmed his departure from M-1 via an email. But shortly afterwards the article was taken down from the Sherdog site.An extract from the email was published in the article and read: ““After careful consideration, I have...
February 12th 2010

Ross Pearson confirms clash with Denis Siver

British lightweight Ross Pearson has confirmed that he will be fighting Denis Siver at UFC Fight Night 21 on March 31st. The fight was first reported by Fighters Only on January 21st and Pearson today confirmed it via his Facebook account.“My next fight will be in Charlotte North Carolina, UFC Fight Night 21: Florian v Gomi against the very tough Dennis Siver,...
February 12th 2010

Belfort out of title fight with Anderson Silva

Vitor Belfort is out of his title fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 112 after picking up an injury in training, it has been confirmed. News of the withdrawal was first reported by Brazilian website Tatame last night, and sources in Belfort’s camp have since confirmed the news.According to the original Tatame report, Belfort’s karate trainer said the...
February 12th 2010

Machida-Shogun signed for UFC 113

The UFC has confirmed that bout agreements for a light-heavyweight title rematch between champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and challenger Mauricio “Shogun” Rua have been signed. The fight will headline UFC 113, which takes place at the Montreal Bell Centre in Canada on Saturday May 8th.The two first met at UFC 104 and Machida walked away...
February 12th 2010

@danawhite tops 1 million followers

As if the battle of Hall of Famers at UFC 109, legalization of the sport in Wisconsin and the first-ever show in Australia at UFC 110 weren't milestones enough for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, February also set records on Twitter.Dana White, UFC president, reached 1,000,000 followers on his Twitter account, @danawhite, on Tuesday, February 9th. Fewer than 250...