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Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig Out; James Wilks vs Amir Sadollah Set for UFC Fight Night 24

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/22722/injured-ludwig-out-at-ufc-fight-night-24-wilks-now-faces-sadollah.mma

James Wilks

– 7-4-0 MMA/ 2-2 UFC Record

– Loss 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: DeMarques Johnson, Roman Mitichyan, Peter Sobotta

Amir Sadollah

– 4-2-0 MMA-UFC Record

– Won 3 of last 4 Fights

– Notable Wins: Phil Baroni, Brad Blackburn, CB Dolloway

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Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig has been forced out of his fight with Amir Sadollah due to a sternum injury suffered during during training camp. Former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ winner, James Wilks steps in with just three weeks remaining until fight night. UFC Fight Night 24 takes place on March 26th at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The event is headlined by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Phil Davis in a light heavyweight tilt.

James Wilks became the ninth winner of the ‘Ultimate Fighter’ reality show after defeating DeMarques Johnson in impressive fashion with a first round rear naked choke. He has since lost two out of his last three fights, including defeats against Matt Brown and Claude Patrick. Wilks last victory came against Peter Sobotta at UFC 115 in June of last year.

Amir Sadollah made his first official mixed martial arts fight back in June of 2008 when he earned a first round armbar victory over CB Dollaway to become the seventh winner of the ‘Ultimate Fighter’. After that fight, Sadollah dropped to welterweight and has gone 3-2 in the division. He suffered a tough loss against Dong Hyun-Kim at UFC 114, but came back at UFC 122 to dominate Peter Sobotta.

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2011 in Bellator, News

 

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James Wilks Out; Nate Diaz in versus Rory MacDonald at UFC 129

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/22102/nate-diaz-meets-rory-macdonald-at-ufc-129.mma

Nate Diaz

– 13-6-0 MMA/ 8-4 UFC Record

– Won 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Marcus Davis, Kurt Pellegrino, Josh Neer

Rory MacDonald

– 10-1-0 MMA/ 1-1 UFC Record

– 4 TKOs, 6 Sub Victories

– Notable Wins: Mike Guymon, Clay French

 
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Posted by on January 14, 2011 in News, UFC

 

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Rory MacDonald vs James Wilks, Jonathan Brookins vs John Makdessi Added to UFC 129

Showdown.ca Reports:

http://www.showdown.ca/?p=2591

Rory MacDonald

– 10-1-0 MMA/ 1-1 UFC Record

– 4 TKOs, 6 Sub Victories

– Notable Wins: Mike Guymon, Clay French

James Wilks

– 7-4-0 MMA/ 2-2 UFC Record

– Loss 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: DeMarques Johnson, Roman Mitichyan, Peter Sobotta

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Jonathan Brookins

– 12-3-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC Record

– 4 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Micheal Johnson, Jose Santibanez, Jose Figueroa

John Makdessi

– 8-0-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC Record

– 6 TKO, 2 Decision Victories

– Notable Wins: Bendy Casimir, Pat Audinwood

 
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Posted by on January 4, 2011 in News, UFC

 

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UFC 120 Quick Results

MAIN CARD

  • Michael Bisping def. Yoshihiro Akiyama via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Carlos Condit def. Dan Hardy via KO (punch) – Round 1, 4:27
  • Mike Pyle def. John Hathaway via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Travis Browne vs. Cheick Kongo declared a draw (28-28, 28-28, 28-28)
  • Claude Patrick def. James Wilks via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Alexander Gustafsson def. Cyrille Diabate via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:41
  • Rob Broughton def. Vinicius Quieroz via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 1:43
  • Paul Sass def. Mark Holst via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:45
  • Spencer Fisher def. Kurt Warburton via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Fabio Maldonado def. James McSweeney via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 0:48
 
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Posted by on October 17, 2010 in Quick Results, UFC

 

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James Wilks vs Claude Patrick Added to UFC 120

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/19926/tuf-9-champ-james-wilks-meets-claude-patrick-at-ufc-120.mma

James Wilks

– 7-3-0 MMA/ 2-1 UFC Record

– Won 5 0f last 6 fights

– Notable Wins: DeMarques Johnson, Roman Mitichyan, Peter Sobotta

Claude Patrick

– 12-1-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC Record

– 11 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Ray Steinbiess, Ricardo Funch

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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UFC 115 News & Notes – Who or What’s Next

News & Notes

– Fight of the Night Bonus: Carlos Condit vs Rory MacDonald. Both fighters received an $85k bonus for their effort

– Submission of the Night: Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic. He received an $85k bonus.

– Knockout of the Night: Rich Franklin. Also received an $85k bonus.

– Rich Franklin broke his arm blocking a kick from Chuck Liddell early in the fight, yet continued until he was awarded to KO victory. Man’s Game.

– In an interview after the fights, Dana White guaranteed that UFC 115 was the last time we see Chuck Liddell fight.

– Pat Barry broke his hand in the first round, and a bone in his foot sometime in the second round in his loss to Mirko “Cro Crop” Filipovic.

– UFC 115 was Mirko “Cro Crop” Filipovic’s last fight on his contract, a new one is expected to be worked out shortly.

Who or What’s Next

Rich Franklin – Rich may be on the shelf for a while mending his broken arm, but likely opponents on his return are Forrest Griffin or Lyoto Machida

Chuck Liddell – I’m 90% sure this is the last time we see Chuck Liddell in the cage. He is a legend of the sport, and has nothing left to prove. Thank you for the memories.

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic – Likely upcoming opponents for Cro Cop are Ben Rothwell, Micheal Russow, or a rematch with Cheick Kongo.

Pat Barry – Honestly, I think some time in the local circuit could do Barry a lot of good. Until he gets some sort of ground game in his skill set, he will never be a true threat in the UFC. He needs to have a gut check, and see if fighting is what he really wants to do for a living. In multiple interviews, he’s openly admitted about his awful diet and it shows when he fights. He completely gassed after the first round, which led to Cro Cop busting him up.

Ben Rothwell – I think a fight with Cro Cop, which was in the works a while ago is still a fantastic match-up for both fighters. If not Mirko, I’d love to see a rematch with Roy Nelson. Their fight in the IFL was really close and highly entertaining.

Gilbert Yvel – Gilbert Yvel should return to K-1 kick boxing. After 2 straight losses in the UFC, he’s likely to get his walking papers this week.

Martin Kampmann – Kampmann exploded in to title contention after his dismantling of Paulo Thiago at UFC 115. With the title on hold for a while, with George St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck off filming the 12th season of The Ultimate Fighter, one or two title eliminator fights are in his future. Dan Hardy or Dong-Hyun Kim are likely choices for his next bout.

Paulo Thiago – Since Paulo Thiago has debuted in the UFC, he’s been matched up against top 10 welterweights for every fight with the exception of Jacob Volkmann. I really think a step down in competition could really do him some good. Possibly someone like Diego Sanchez, Anthony Johnson, or Matt Serra would be fights with big name recognition and still be a step back.

Carlos Condit – Likely future opponent options for Condit may be Dong-Hyun Kim, John Hathaway, or Mike Swick.

Rory MacDonald – Even though I predicted MacDonald to beat Condit at UFC 115, I still thought it was way too high of a jump in competition for such a young prospect. MacDonald will most likely be on a medical suspension for a while, but when he returns I’d like to see him fight a couple guys closer to his experience level. James Wilks, Amir Sadollah, or Jesse Lennox would be viable options.

Evan Dunham – Even Dunham will likely sky rocket into most people’s top ten lightweight lists, after he completely controlled Tyson Griffin for all three rounds. It’s top level guys from here on out for Dunham. I could see Dunham getting the winner of the George Sotiropoulos/Kurt Pellegrino fight, which takes place in July.

Tyson Griffin – With most of the upper-level lightweights already in bout agreements. Griffin will most likely get the loser of the Sotiropoulos/Pellegrino fight.

Mac Danzig – Danzig may not know this, but that fluke stoppage maybe the best thing to ever happen to him. It earns him at least one more nice payday in the UFC, because a rematch with Wiman is likely.

Matt Wiman – Rematch with Mac Danzig is likely.

Mario Miranda – Unfortunately for Miranda, his dominant victory over David Loiseau was not shown due to time constraints. Miranda has a lot of potential, and I hope they continue to give him a few more “warm-up” fights before he takes a big jump in competition. Tom Lawlor, Ryan Jensen, or Nick Catone would be perfect.

David Loiseau – It’s back to the Canadian local circuit for “The Crow”.

James Wilks – Mike Guymon seems like the perfect fit for James Wilks’ next opponet. It’s a fight Wilks is very capable of winning, but Guymon will give him a tough test to see where Wilks is on the welterweight ladder.

Peter Sobotta – It’s back to the European local circuit for Peter Sobotta after going 0-2 in the UFC.

Claude Patrick – In an interview with MMA Fanhouse after his UFC 115 victory, Claude Patrick called out Dong-Hyun Kim. As intriguing and exciting that fight would be, I feel Patrick could benefit from more showcase fights. Claude Patrick very well may be a future top ten welterweight, but a slow rise to the top will be better in the long run. I’d like to see Patrick against someone like James Wilks, Mike Pyle, or TJ Grant for now.

Ricardo Funch – It’s back to the Brazilian local circuit for Ricardo Funch.

Mike Pyle – Pyle had his most impressive showing of his career at UFC 115 with his win over Jesse Lennox. Another B level fighter is likely in the future for Pyle. TJ Grant, Brian Foster, or Matt Serra would be solid options.

Jesse Lennox – Lennox is a fighter that may be getting his pink slip from the UFC, but I hope that isn’t the case. His fight with Pyle was non-stop action, and I believe it earned him another fight inside the UFC. If he does stay, a fight with Renzo Gracie, Mike Guymon, or UFC-newcomer Curt Warburton would work.

 
 

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UFC 115 Quick Results

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • Rich Franklin def. Chuck Liddell via KO (punch) – Round 1, 4:55
  • Mirko Filipovic def. Pat Barry by submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:30
  • Martin Kampmann def. Paulo Thiago by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27
  • Ben Rothwell def. Gilbert Yvel by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-28, 29-28)
  • Carlos Condit def. Rory MacDonald by TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 4:53

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Evan Dunham def. Tyson Griffin via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Matt Wiman def. Mac Danzig via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 1:45
  • Mario Miranda def. David Loiseau via TKO (strikes) – Round 2, 4:07
  • James Wilks def. Peter Sobotta via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-28, 30-27)
  • Claude Patrick def. Ricardo Funch via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 2, 1:48
  • Mike Pyle def. Jesse Lennox via technical submission (triangle choke) – Round 3, 4:44
 
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Posted by on June 13, 2010 in Quick Results, UFC

 

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