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Quick Hits for Stories Over the Past Week

 

Sorry everyone for the lack of updates over the past week….. My dog got tangled up in my laptop cord pulling it off my desk, breaking the hard drive. Alas, I have bought a new one and am back in business. Sorry again!

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UFC News

  • Kenny Florian  (14-5-0 MMA/ 11-4 UFC Record) vs Diego Nunes (16-1-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC Record) Set for UFC 131 on June 11th in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Tito Ortiz Out; Phil Davis (8-0-0 MMA/ 4-0 UFC) in versus Antonio Rogerio Nogueira ( 19-4-0 MMA/ 2-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 24 on March 26th in Seattle, Washington
  • Dustin Poirier (9-1-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC) vs Rani Yahya (16-6-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC) Added to UFC 131
  • Tim Credeur (12-3-0 MMA/ 3-1 UFC) vs Ed Herman (19-7-0 MMA/ 4-5 UFC) Targeted for TUF 13 Finale on June 4th in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jason Brilz (18-3-1 MMA/ 3-2 UFC) vs Vladimir Matyushenko (25-5-0 MMA/ 6-3 UFC Record) Set to meet at UFC 129 on April 29th in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Darren Elkins (12-2-0 MMA/ 1-1 UFC) vs Michihiro Omigawa (12-9-1 MMA/ 0-3 UFC) Targeted for UFC 131
  • Brandon Vera (11-6-0 MMA/ 7-6) returns to UFC roster with last loss against Thiago Silva likely being overturned to a “no contest”
  • Karlos Vemola Out; Eliot Marhall (9-2-0 MMA/ 3-1 UFC) Retruns to Meet Luiz Cane (10-3-0 MMA/ 3-3 UFC Record) at UFC 128 on March 19th in Newark, New Jersey
  • Renan Barao (25-1-0 MMA/ UFC Debut) vs Demetrious Johnson (9-1-0 MMA/ 1-0 UFC) Likely for TUF 13 Finale
  • Cub Swanson Injured; Fight with Erik Koch Scratched from UFC on Versus 3

Strikforce

  • Meisha Tate Out; Liz Carmouche (5-0-0 MMA/ 2-0 Strikeforce) now meets champion Marloes Coenen (18-4-0 MMA/ 2-1 Strikeforce) for women’s 135-pound title at Strikeforce: Columbus on March 5th in Columbus, Ohio

 

Bellator

  • DJ Linderman (8-1-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) joins season 4’s light heavyweight tournament
  • Middleweight Champ Hector Lombard (27-2-1 MMA/ 6-0 Bellator) meets Falaniko Vitale ( 28-9-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) in Non-Title Fight at Bellator 44 on May 14th
  • Tim Carpenter (6-0-0 MMA/ 1-0 Bellator) joins season 4’s light heavyweight tournament
  • Bellator signs Marlon Sandro (17-2-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) to Multi-Fight Deal
  • Patricio Freire (14-1 MMA/ 2-1 Bellator) vs Georgi Karakhanyan (14-2-1 MMA/ 2-1 Bellator) Set for Bellator 37 on March 19th in Concho, Oklahoma
  • Zac George (20-3-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) vs Wilson Reis (11-2-0 MMA/ 3-2 Bellator) Set for Bellator 37
  • Kenny Foster  (8-2-0 MMA/ 1-0 Bellator) vs Eric Larkin (3-0-0 MMA/ 1-0 Bellat0r) Set for Bellator 37
  • Nazareno Malegarie (19-0-0 MMA/ Bellator Debut) vs Daniel Straus (14-3-0 MMA/ 1-0 Bellator) Set for Bellator 37
  • Richard Hale (15-3-1 MMA/ Bellator Debut) Added to season 4’s light heavyweight tournament
  • Christian M’Pumbu (15-3-1 MMA/ Bellator Debut) Joins season 4’s light heavyweight tournament

 

Local Shows

  • Bobby Lashley (5-1-0) vs James Jack (5-4-1) to headline Titan Fighting Championshps 17 in Kansas City, Kansas on March 25th.
  • Efrain Escudero (15-2-0 MMA) vs Fabricio Camoes (11-5-1) Set for Tachi Palace Fights 9 on May 5th in Lemoore, California
  • Abe Wagner (8-3-0 MMA) vs Aaron Rosa ( 15-3-0 MMA) Added to Titan Fighting Championships 17
  • Houston Alexander (11-6-0 MMA) vs James Irvin (15-8-0) II Added to Shark Fights 14 on March 11th in Lubbock, Texas
  • Vinny Magalhaes (6-5-0 MMA) vs Jake Doerr (6-0-0 MMA) Added to M-1 Challenge on March 25th in Virginia
  • Alan Jouban (1-0-0 MMA) vs Jamie Yager (3-2-0 MMA) Set for Tachi Palace Fights 9

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Bellator, Blog News, Local Shows, News, Strikeforce, UFC

 

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UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2 News & Notes/ Who or What’s Next

News and Notes

Awards

  • Fight of the Night: Yves Edwards vs Cody McKenzie ($30k Bonus)
  • Knockout of the Night: Melvin Guillard ($30k Bonus)
  • Submission of the Night: Yves Edwards ($30 K Bonus)

Melvin Guillard believes he should be the next in line for the UFC lightweight title after TKO win over Evan Dunham

– Mark Hominick earns a shot at the UFC featherweight title against Jose Aldo at UFC 129 in Toronto after his TKO win over George Roop

– The Fight for the Troops 2 show made over $6ook on the phone lines alone, millions more expected from online donations.

– You can still make donations to help fund the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Funds at fightforthetroops.com

– The UFC expects to do have Fight for the Troops 3 sometime in 2012

– Matt Mitrione mentioned he’d “like to be tested” in his next fight after beating Tim Hague

Fights to Make After UFC Fight Night 23

  • Melvin Guillard vs Kenny Florian
  • Evan Dunham vs Matt Wiman
  • Matt Mitrione vs Ben Rothwell
  • Mark Hominick vs Jose Aldo
  • George Roop vs Fredson Paixao
  • Pat Barry vs Cheick Kongo
  • Joey Beltran vs Rob Broughton
  • Yves Edwards vs Danny Castillo
  • Cody McKenzie vs Danny Downes
  • DeMarques Johnson vs Pascal Krauss
  • Rani Yahya vs Javier Vasquez
  • Mike Thomas Brown vs Josh Grispi
  • Waylon Lowe vs Ricardo Lamas
  • William Freire vs Mike Lullo Jr.
  • Charlie Brenneman vs John Howard
  • Chris Cariaso vs Clint Godfrey

Fighters Likely to Be Cut

  • Tim Hague
  • Amilcar Alves
  • Will Campuzano
  • Mike Guymon
 
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Posted by on January 23, 2011 in News and Notes, UFC, What or Who's Next?

 

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UFC Fight Night 23: Fight for the Troops 2 Quick Results

MAIN CARD

  • Melvin Guillard def. Evan Dunham via KO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:59
  • Matt Mitrione def. Tim Hague via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:59
  • Mark Hominick def. George Roop via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:28
  • Pat Barry def. Joey Beltran via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Matt Wiman def. Cole Miller via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

PRELIMINARY CARD

  • Yves Edwards def. Cody McKenzie via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 4:33
  • DaMarques Johnson def. Mike Guymon via verbal submission (injury from body triangle) – Round 1, 3:22
  • Rani Yahya def. Mike Brown via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Waylon Lowe def. Willamy Freire via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Charlie Brenneman def. Amilcar Alves via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Chris Cariaso def. Will Campuzano via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

 

 
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Posted by on January 23, 2011 in Quick Results, UFC

 

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Chan Sung Jung Out; Mike Brown in versus Rani Yahya

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/22020/replacement-mike-brown-steps-in-to-meet-rani-yahya-at-ufc-fight-night-23.mma

Mike Thomas Brown

– 24-7-0 MMA/ 0-2 UFC Record

– Loss 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Urijah Faber (x2), Leonard Garcia, Jeff Curran

Rani Yahya

– 15-6-0 MMA/ UFC Debut

– 2 Fight Losing Streak

– Notable Wins: John Hosman, Eddie Wineland, Yoshiro Maeda

 
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Posted by on January 7, 2011 in News, UFC

 

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“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung vs Rani Yahya Added to UFC Fight Night 23

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/21291/chan-sung-jung-and-rani-yahya-agree-to-fight-ufc-fight-night-23.mma

Chan Sung Jung

– 10-3-0 MMA / UFC Debut

– 2 Fight Losing Streak

– Notable Wins: Matt Jaggers, Shintaro Ishiwatari, Michihiro Omigawa

Rani Yahya

– 15-6-0 MMA/ UFC Debut

– 2 Fight Losing Streak

– Notable Wins: John Hosman, Eddie Wineland, Yoshiro Maeda

 
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Posted by on November 7, 2010 in News, UFC

 

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Takeya Mizugaki vs Rani Yahya added to WEC 48

MMA Junkie Reports:

http://mmajunkie.com/news/18284/takeya-mizugaki-vs-rani-yahya-set-for-wec-48-in-april.mma

Takeya Mizugaki

– 12-4-2 MMA/ 1-2 WEC Record

– Lost 2 of last 3 Fights

– Notable Wins: Jeff Curran

Rani Yahya

– 15-5-0 MMA/ 4-2 WEC Record

– Won 3 of last 4 Fights

– Notable Wins: John Hosman, Eddie Wineland, Yoshiro Maeda

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2010 in News, WEC

 

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