Thursday, October 15, 2009

VIDEO: Fight Network Looks at Relationship Between MMA and Pro Wrestling




Here's an interesting article on this topic - Top 20 Pro Wrestlers Turned MMA Fighters.

AGGRESSION MMA Stakes FIRST BLOOD in Edmonton with Veteran UFC Fighters Jason Lambert vs Matt Horwich



AGGRESSION MMA: FIRST BLOOD will be held on October 24, 2009 at the Edmonton Expo Center in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  This is the inaugural event for the new Canadian fight promotion.  The show will be headlined by former UFC fighters Jason 'the Punisher' Lambert and Matt 'Suave' Horwich.  Both fighters are currently on significant losing streaks.  Lambert has fought once since exiting the UFC after 3 straight losses, and unfortunately increased his losing streak to 4 straight with a decision loss to Vladimir Matyushenko at Call to Arms 1.  Overall Lambert has lost 5 of his last 6 fights, after riding an impressive 8-fight winning streak through nearly 4 years.  One of those victories was a submission win over Matt Horwich at WEC 12: Halloween Fury 3 in 2004.  Now, 5 years later with Halloween once again looming, Horwich is back like a horror movie menace seeking vengeance against Lambert.  Horwich has lost 3 straight decisions, 2 in the UFC and 1 in Bellator, and overall hast lost 4 out of his last 5 fights.  Something's gotta give, though, and one of these fighters will finally get back on the winning track, while the other will likely fall into an ever deeper depression.

Also featured on the show will be former UFC fighters Doug Evans and Xavier 'Professor X' Foupa-Pokam.  TUF 9 Team Henderson trainer and legendary kickboxer Cyrille 'the Snake' Diabate will be taking on one of Canada's finest in Marcus 'the Loudmouth Assassin' Hicks.  Plus a cameo by 'the Ironman' of MMA, as Travis Fulton with 236 fights (!) under his belt takes on Jason 'Bonecrusher' Fairn and his 3-4 record.  This means Fulton has won 64 times for every one time the Bonecrusher's hand has been raised in victory.

Complete Fight Card After the Break

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

VIDEO: Junie Browning Offers Public Apology Following Hospital Rampage




Former UFC fighter Junie Browning spoke with Fighters Only Magazine for the first time following his arrest on October 6, 2009 for allegedly assaulting three nurses at a Henderson, Nevada hospital. Police stated in the arrest report that Browning had taken 16 anti-anxiety pills "in an attempt to harm himself" and was admitted to the hospital by two friends.  Browning is accused of pushing, punching and kicking one female and two male nurses and is said to have screamed, "Do you know who I am? I will kill and rape your family." Browning was released from his UFC contract the next day.

Possible Kimbo Slice vs Houston Alexander Fight Could Bring Street Cred to UFC 107 in Memphis


10/29 UPDATE -- Kimbo Slice vs Houston Alexander at UFC The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale on Spike TV

Five Ounces of Pain is reporting one of the fighters has been approached about the fight for December 12. It makes sense for both fighters and specifically for UFC 107, which had originally been scheduled for Memphis based on hometown fighter Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson headlining against Rashad Evans, coming off their run as TUF 10 coaches and adversaries. Jackson pulled out of the fight due to a scheduling conflict with filming the movie THE A-TEAM. After a public spat with Dana White, Rampage subsequently announced his retirement altogether from MMA.

TUF 10's Kimbo Slice would do a world of wonder to help sell the tickets lost with the departure of Quinton Jackson. Houston Alexander's similar brute style makes the match-up intriguing. Kimbo should be able to let loose a bit more with his hands than he has in the past, with Alexander likely also wanting to stand and bang.

Kimbo Slice (3-1) is coming off an exhibition loss to Roy Nelson in TUF 10. After 3 straight UFC light heavyweight losses, Houston Alexander (9-4) took a hiatus from the UFC, moved up to heavyweight and TKO'd Sherman Pendergarst with nasty leg kicks at Adrenaline MMA IV. Despite his UFC losses, Alexander's incredible popularity gave him a stay of execution where most fighters would have been cut, Alexander was given a chance to go out and prove himself to come back to the UFC.

It's not clear if the fight will be held at 205 or heavyweight. Houston Alexander has only fought at light heavyweight in the UFC, while Kimbo Slice indicated on TUF 10 that he would be capable of making 205 pounds. The light heavyweight division wasn't treating Alexander so well, though, so maybe bulking up to heavyweight will be the answer to a second run in the UFC. As well, Kimbo's style seems more suited to the less shark-infested waters of the UFC heavyweight division.

UFC 107: PENN VS. SANCHEZ

B.J. Penn (14-5) vs. Diego Sanchez (21-2) {Lightweight Championship}

Cheick Kongo (14-5) vs. Frank Mir (12-4)

Kenny Florian (11-4) vs. Clay Guida (25-10)

Thiago Alves (16-6) vs. Paulo Thiago (11-1)

Paul Buentello (27-10) vs. Todd Duffee (5-0)

Alan Belcher (14-6) vs. Wilson Gouveia (12-6)

Kevin Burns (7-3) vs. T.J. Grant (14-3)

Edgar Garcia (7-1) vs. DaMarques Johnson (9-7)

Ricardo Funch (7-0) vs. Johny Hendricks (6-0)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

VIDEO: Kimbo Slice on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Interview & Comedy Skit






From Kimbo Slice's appearance on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON on September 29, 2009. The episode drew 1.4 million viewers with ratings up 22 percent among men 18 to 34 years old.


VIDEO: The Ultimate Fighter 10 - Episode 5 Preview




Monday, October 12, 2009

Spike TV to Air UFC 104 Preliminary Bouts, Ryan Bader vs Eric Schafer and Pat Barry vs Antoni Hardonk

Continuing a trend started at UFC 103, Spike TV will air preliminary bouts from UFC 104: MACHIDA VS. SHOGUN the hour before the PPV. Ryan Bader and Eric Schafer have gone from dark match to Spike TV main event. Also airing on Spike TV is Pat Barry vs. Antoni Hardonk, a match-up of heavyweight strikers. Additional taped prelim bouts can and likely will also air on Spike TV, pending the different outcomes and time restraints. On the UFC 103 Spike TV prelim broadcast, several additional bouts aired. With a stacked undercard, this is awesome news!

UFC 104: MACHIDA VS. SHOGUN will be held Saturday, October 24, 2009.  Spike TV prelim coverage begins at 9:00 EST followed by the main card on PPV at 10:00 EST.

UFC 104

PRELIMINARY BOUTS:

Ryan Bader (9-0) vs. Eric Schafer (11-3)

Pat Barry (4-1) vs. Antoni Hardonk (8-5)

Yushin Okami (23-4) vs. Chael Sonnen (23-10)

Rob Kimmons (22-4) vs. Jorge Rivera (16-7)

Razak Al-Hassan (6-1) vs. Kyle Kingsbury (7-2)

Chase Gormley (6-0) vs. Stefan Struve (17-3)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

WEC 43 RESULTS: Cerrone vs. Henderson Quick Results and Madman Awards


WEC 43: CERRONE VS. HENDERSON was held Saturday October 10, 2009 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The main event was for the WEC Interim Lightweight Championship, to be unified with the the WEC Lightweight Championship in the future, which is currently held by Jamie Varner, who has been out with multiple injuries.

Ben Henderson (10-1) won by UD over Donald Cerrone (10-2) [25:00] {Interim Lightweight Title}

Dave Jansen (13-0) won by UD over Rich Crunkilton (16-3) [15:00]

Raphael Assucao (14-1) won by SD over Yves Jabouin (14-5) [15:00]

Damacio Page (12-4) won by SUB over Will Campuzano (6-1) in Round 1 [1:02]

Anthony Njokuani (11-2) won by TKO over Muhsin Corbbrey (7-4) in Round 2 [6:42]

Scott Jorgensen (7-3) won by TKO over Noah Thomas (13-6) in Round 1 [3:13]

Mackens Semerzier (4-0) won by SUB over Wagnney Fabiano (12-2) in Round 1 [2:14]

Eddie Wineland (15-6) won by UD over Manny Tapia (10-3) [15:00]

Charlie Valencia (11-5) won by UD over Coty Wheeler (10-2) [15:00]

Deividas Taurosevicius (11-3) won by SD over Javier Vazquez (13-4) [15:00]

Updated MMA win-loss records with total fight time in brackets.

UD = Unanimous | SD = Split Decision | SUB = Submission | R = Round

MADMAN AWARDS

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: Ben Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone

KO OF THE NIGHT: Scott Jorgensen (over Noah Thomas)

SUB OF THE NIGHT: Mackens Semerzier (triangle choke on Wagnney Fabiano)

UPSET OF THE NIGHT: Mackens Semerzier (+450) over Wagnney Fabiano

QUICKEST VICTORY: Damacio Page over Will Campuzano in 62 seconds.

GOAT OF THE NIGHT:( Wagnney Fabiano