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Rashad Evans is set to face the former UFC light heavyweight champion Rampage Jackson at UFC 114. This highly anticipated grudge match was supposed to take place at UFC 107 but Rampage had to pull out of the fight because of the A-Team movie. Both these fighters served as coaches at TUF 10, where the hatred towards eachother increased 10 folds and they have guaranteed a KO victroy. In a recent Interview Rashad Evans said "I don't like all the pre-fight talking, so I can't wait until I finally get my chance...
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Brother of the reigning WAMMA World Heavyweight Champion Fedor Emelianenko, Aleksander Emelianenko, has recently dismissed any rumors regarding his connections with different Nationalist movements in Russia. A talk show on the popular NTV Channel suggested that 15-3 Emelianenko is an active member in Russian Nationalist movement, alongside Pride veteran Roman Zentsov. "The Grim Reaper" released the following statement on his blog at Sports.Ru:"I am a sportsman, and I do not agree or take part in any extrimists...
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Duane Ludwig suffers a broken ankle at UFC on Versus 1

Posted on March 22, 2010, 05:53 PM by Rory Kernaghan
Within the first minute of Duane's bout against Darren Elkins at UFC on versus disaster struck for Ludwig. He came ready to fight as always but the evening was cut short for Duane 'Bang' Ludwig as he suffered a horrible broken ankle following a take down from his opponent, Elkins. Hats off to Elkins who, as soon as he heard Ludwig claim it was broken, jumped off and stopped fighting.  Ludwig who now holds a record of 19-11 was hoping to bounce back from a submission loss to Jim Miller at UFC 108, and...
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UFC on Versus 1: The Aftermath

Posted on March 22, 2010, 02:19 PM by Rory Kernaghan
UFC on Versus 1: Vera vs Jones had plenty to offer and did not disappoint MMA fans. The main event of Vera vs Jones was also backed up by Gonzaga vs Dos Santos with Sakara vs Irvin and Buentello vs Kongo on the main card. James Irvin was making a return to MMA hoping to get back to winning ways in his fight against Alessio Sakara but was stopped early on due what looks like an eye poke, although the referee and Sakara may see it differently. Irvin will have to take serious steps to get back to form now after...
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James Irvin suffered a TKO loss to Alessio Sakara at UFC on versus 1:Vera vs Jones, in the first round, and UFC president Dana White seemed concerned about Irvin's weight coming in to this loss. Dana had this to say about Irvin's physical condition; 'He looked terrible at the weigh-ins, there was **** coming out of his face. 205 is a tough cut for him. Tonight it looked like the cut killed him. He couldn't get off, He couldn't throw any punches and Sakara basically lit him up. Thats not James Irvin, that's...
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Supposed eye poke?

Posted on March 22, 2010, 09:36 AM by GracieHunter0718
BROOMFIELD, Colo. - If something can go wrong it will go wrong for James Irvin. It couldn't happen again, right? Wrong. Irvin suffered another odd loss at the hands of Alessio Sakara in the opening bout of the television portion of UFC on Versus 1. What really happened? It depends on who you speak with. Irvin seemed to suggest in the cage that he was the victim of an eye poke. Referee Josh Rosenthal jumped in to stop the fight thinking it was simply a punch that made Irvin turn his back and drop to a knee....
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Dream Featherweight Champion Bibiano Fernandes (8-2 MMA) successfully defended his title against the Norwegian Veteran Joachim "Hellboy" Hansen. Both Fernandes and Hansen had their moments during the fight, but it was the Brazilian who got a well-deserved Split Decision victory. 19-9 Jaochim Hansen was defeated again, after losing his Dream Lightweight Title to Shinya Aoki at Dream 11.Josh Barnett made his first return to Mixed Martial Arts since the Affliction scandal against the stubborn K-1 fighter Mighty...
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UFC give out three $50,000 Knockout of the Night Awards

Posted on March 22, 2010, 06:32 AM by Anton Gurevich
Ultimate Fighting Championship decided to give no less than three $50,000 Knockout of the Night awards for the UFC LIVE on Versus: Vera vs Jones event at 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. Main Event winner Jon Jones convincingly defeated Brandon "The Truth" Vera, solidifying his place among the UFC Light Heavyweight elite. Co-main eventer Junior "Cigano" Dos Santos knocked out the veteran Gabriel "Napao" Gonzaga to the entertainment of the local fans, as John Howard viciously knocked out Daniel Roberts...
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KJ Noons has been out of action for almost two years now and is set to make his MMA comeback when he fights at Dream 13 against Andre Dida. Noons hasn't fought since EliteXC went under in 2008. Noons won the EliteXC belt when he beat Nick Diaz by TKO and defended it once against Yves Edwards, winning by TKO, before the organization went bust in 2008. Since 2008 Noons has continued in his Pro-Boxing career winning 4 of his last 5 fights, during that period he turned down an offer from Strikeforce to fight Josh...
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Marquadt turned down the fight against Michael Bisping

Posted on March 21, 2010, 07:45 PM by Ninja
Nate "The Great" Marquadt holds an impressive record of 29-9 and is currently ranked in the top five in the middleweight division, however, Marquadt lost the number one contender fight to Sonnen at UFC 109 and then when he got the opportunity to rebound from that loss by fighting Bisping at UFC 114, he had to turn that fight down. “They offered me Bisping for May 29th but I have a baby due on May 27th so I turned it down. I don’t want to have any regrets in life, like ‘Man, I missed my kid’s...
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UFC President Dana White reported that the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado was sold-out for the UFC LIVE on Versus: Vera vs Jones event. 6,443 (1stBank Center is 6,500-capable) spectators witnessed a very entertaining event, as none of the main card bouts went to the judges score.Jon Jones delivered another dominant performance at the UFC, with a very impressive victory over the veteran Brandon Vera, as Junior Dos Santos scored his fifth consecutive UFC victory, by knocking out Gabriel Gonzaga at the...
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Brandon Vera and Jon Jones will headline Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first event on th Versus Channel in Broomfield, Colorado, on March 21st. While the two Light Heavyweight contenders will seek for a statement that they belong to the top of the UFC 205 food chain, Brazilian knockout phenom Junior Dos Santos will go to war against the more experienced Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga, in the co-main event of the evening. The event will also feature a potential slugfest between the former Heavyweight...
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Former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Title contender Renato "Babalu" Sobral shared his excitement with Tatame.com over the participation at Dream's next Light Heavyweight Tournament. Babalu, who holds an impressive 35-9 record, will look to reclaim his place at the Top 10 Light Heavyweight rankings: “We’re going with everything, total pressure. Tournament in cool, give you an extra gas. I’m training since January, so I took a break, everything controlled by the physical coach. I am careful...
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Roger Huerta will face Chad Hinton at Bellator XIII

Posted on March 20, 2010, 12:58 PM by Rory Kernaghan
Former UFC lightweight star Roger 'El Matador' Huerta recently signed with Bellator Fighting Championships as a free agent. It has now been revealed that his first bout will take place in April against unbeaten fighter Chad Hinton. Hinton's fights have all been under the Mid-west regional circuit and he has built up a record of 6-0 so he faces a real challenge in Huerta who holds a 6-2 record in the UFC including wins over Jason Dent, Leonard Garcia, Clay Guida and Doug Evans among others. The second Bellator...
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