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July 30th 2010

Aleksander Emelianenko joins KSW

Polish MMA organisation KSW has a verbal agreement in place with Russian heavyweight Aleksander Emelianenko. He is expected to make his debut in the promotion “soon”.KSW owners Maciej Kawulski and Martin Lewandowski met with Aleksander, brother of former PRIDE FC heavyweight champion Fedor, in the Hyatt Hotel in Warsaw this week. Fighters Only was told...
July 30th 2010

UFC sues Bellator, Ken Pavia for industrial espionage

MMA agent Ken Pavia has been hit with a lawsuit by Zuffa Llc, parent company of the UFC and WEC, alleging that he has passed confidential documents and other trade secrets on to Bellator FC, a rival mixed martial arts promotion. The news was broken by Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports. His article states that Pavia and Bellator FC are co-defendants in the lawsuit and are...
July 29th 2010

UFC confirms 24 top name fighters for Boston Expo

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced a list of fighters that will participate in the UFC Fan Expo at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in Boston on August 27 and 28, the same weekend that Randy Couture will fight James Toney and BJ Penn will attempt to recapture the lightweight belt from Frankie Edgar.The following fighters will participate in autograph...
July 29th 2010

Ryan Couture signs for Strikeforce

Ryan Couture, son of MMA legend Randy Couture, has signed a multi-fight agreement with Strikeforce and will make his professional MMA debut on Friday, August 13th at the Strikeforce Challengers event at Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Couture, 27, and fighting out of Xtreme Couture, will face Lucas Stark of Chandler, Arizona in a three-round lightweight (155...
July 29th 2010

Trouble Down Under: Impact FC fighters have not been paid

Australian show Impact FC grabbed headlines recently with two talent-heavy cards it laid on for its inaugural two events. Now it is grabbing headlines of a different kind following reports that the fighters have not been paid.Top names such as Karo Parisyan (pictured) and Thierry Sokoudjou have not received their promised purses, according to a Cage Potato report...
July 29th 2010

Xtreme Spider: Anderson heads to X-Games this Thursday

In sporting terms, it doesn’t get more extreme than mixed martial arts. But there are other sports out there that are (almost) as good at getting the heart pumping, and many of these can be found at the ESPN X-Games this week.UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is headed to the LA Coliseum for the Moto-X Freestyle Final on Thursday. The women’s...
July 29th 2010

Paulo Thiago talks Kampmann, Sanchez

Constrictor Team fighter Paulo Thiago has gone through tough fights since he joined the UFC. In his latest challenge, he was defeated by Martin Kampmann in a loss decision at UFC 115, a result that the Brazilian policeman treats as educational.“The loss will teach me a lot. It made my path difficult but I need to go back to the grind. Only those who fight know...
July 29th 2010

Strikeforce confident Carina Damm will make women's tournament

Strikeforce officials have released a statement explaining the situation that Carina Damm is in as she attempts to take part in the August 13th Strikeforce women’s welterweight tournament.“As has been speculated on various websites, Brazilian Carina Damm is having difficulty obtaining the necessary visa to travel to The United States for her participation...
July 29th 2010

SpikeTV releases details of UFC 120 broadcast

Great Britain’s best mixed martial artists will be on display as the UFC heads across the pond for the UFC 120 fight card airing on Spike TV (same day tape) on Saturday, October 20 at 9:00pm ET/PT and emanating from the O2 Arena in London, England.  In the main event, the first British winner of “The Ultimate Fighter”, Michael Bisping (season...
July 28th 2010

Closing the Fist: From Wrestling to MMA

Before the inception of MMA amateur wrestlers had few paths to take once the national championships (or for a lucky few the Olympics) came to a close. Coaching was an option with wrestling on many high school and college program throughout America. A second, and more daunting, option was the world of pro-wrestling. Those who had the showmanship and flair could...

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