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March 20th 2010

Maia title shot "encouraging" for Marquardt

Top UFC middleweight Nate Marquardt says he is looking forward to tomorrow night’s fight between his team mate Jon ‘Bones’ Jones and Muay Thai stylist Brandon Vera. Just 22 years of age, Jones has attracted the attention of fans around the world after winning several fights in the UFC with his highly unorthodox but very exciting style that sees him...
March 20th 2010

Nogueira Muay Thai coach dies in hospital

Luiz Alves, Muay Thai coach to the Nogueira brothers Rodrigo and Rogerio as well as other Brazilian UFC stars, has died in a Brazilian hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in late January. He surfaced from an induced coma just two days ago and was said to be recovering well, with his death yesterday being unexpected.A highly decorated Muay...
March 19th 2010

Fitch looking to overshadow GSP's legacy

Jon Fitch says he has made a lot of changes to his game and is confident of beating Thiago Alves for a second time when they rematch at UFC 111. What is more, he says if he can stop Alves in this fight he will have done something (twice) that current welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre could not do.“I've made a lot of changes. You might not have seen all...
March 19th 2010

Roy Nelson thinks he is too much, too soon for Stefan Struve

Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson thinks his Fight Night 21 clash with Stefan Struve may have come a little early for the tall young Dutchman. The Ultimate Fighter season ten winner is going to considerably outweigh his tall but slim opponent on the night an expects to win by having “a few more tricks up [my] sleeve”.“He is a great kid with a...
March 19th 2010

Shields set on free agency

Jake Shields is apparently determined to pursue free agent status regardless of the outcome of his next fight for Strikeforce. His April 17th match with Dan Henderson is the last one on his current agreement with the organisation and the absence of a champion’s clause means he is free to leave even if he retains the Strikeforce middleweight belt."I am...
March 19th 2010

Report: Fedor fighting Yoshida at Japanese April event (updated)

According to a report in a Japanese MMA magazine, Fedor Emelianenko is in talks to fight Hidehiko Yoshida at ASTRA, the first event to be staged by major Japanese MMA manager company J-Rock, who recently fell out with Sengoku.Fedor is apparently being lined up to appear at the April 25th event to face Yoshida in what would be the Japanese fighter’s retirement...
March 18th 2010

Arianny and her teenage prom date need your help

Remember the 17-year-old MMA fan who managed to get UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste to agree to be his prom night date? Well that prom night is tomorrow night and the lucky teen is checking and re-checking his prom night suit as he gets ready for the date of his life.The teen in question is Connor Cordova. His gutsy, persistent and often hilarious efforts to earn...
March 18th 2010

Rashad signs for UFC 114 fight with Ramapge, "might bring Mr T"

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Rashad Evans have signed bout agreements to meet at UFC 114 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 29th. The fight, which has been brewing for over a year now, will headline the card.Evans and Jackson were rival coaches on TUF season 10 and now the 30-year-old former Michigan State wrestler and Niagara...