Archive for July, 2012

With Edgar-Maynard III, UFC 136 shaping up as best card of the year

Posted on July 31st, 2012 by Rich

The UFC isn’t messing around with it’s big card in Houston. The news has come fast and furious about a slew of fights booked for the October card. Frank Edgar and Gray Maynard will finally meet for the third time to settle their battle for the lightweight title. The winner may face Melvin Guillard, who […]

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Best of the half-year of MMA in pictures

Posted on July 30th, 2012 by Rich

2011 is only half over, but there’s been enough craziness in MMA to fill a decade. Take a look through the best of images so far this year to see reminders of Tito Ortiz’s resurgence, Steven Seagal’s effect on two fights, the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and a whole lot of blood. All pictures by […]

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Working in MMA: Agent Malki Kawa talks about the business

Posted on July 29th, 2012 by Rich

This week, Cagewriter is taking a look at the jobs that make the MMA world go ’round. See the rest of the series here. Today, we look at Malki Kawa, the president of First Round Management, an athlete representation agency that has on its roster of fighters UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Chris Leben, […]

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UFC embraces Sonnen, looks like he?ll return in Texas against Stann

Posted on July 28th, 2012 by Rich

After all the commission drama, we know where the UFC stands on Chael Sonnen and licensing issues. and MMAjunkie are reporting that Sonnen will face Brian Stann at UFC 136 in Houston. The wrestler vs. striker matchup will be the lead-in to what could be a mega-card. His spot in California purgatory expired at […]

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Plenty to Look Forward to in Year Ahead for Japanese MMA

Posted on July 27th, 2012 by Rich

Filed under: DREAM, K1, Japan 2011 has not been a good year for Japanese MMA. In fact, 2011 may be the worst year for Japanese MMA in the history of the sport. DREAM, K-1 and Sengoku are all at the lowest points in their respective histories, prominent regional events are struggling and Japanese fighters are […]

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Manny Gamburyan vs. Diego Nunes, Cole Escovedo vs. Takeya Mizugaki Join UFC 135 Card

Posted on July 26th, 2012 by Rich

The Mile High City will get a double dose of lighter weight action as the UFC announced two new bouts for the UFC 135 fight card on September 24 in Denver, Colorado. Verbal agreements are in for a featherweight bout between Manny Gamburyan (11-6) and Diego Nunes (16-2), as well a bantamweight bout between Cole […]

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Marquardt signs with the U.K.?s Bamma

Posted on July 25th, 2012 by Rich

Nate Marquardt isn’t waiting around for the UFC to change its mind. The elite middleweight has decided to fight for one of the biggest international promotions, Bamma in England. Bamma is highly successful promotion in the U.K. The next scheduled card comes in early September. That includes 185-pound title fight with Frank Trigg challenging Tom […]

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England gets UFC 138 in November, fall fight schedule is sick

Posted on July 24th, 2012 by Rich

Did you enjoy the slight lull in the fight schedule during July? Don’t get used to it. With the news that UFC 138 was just added to the Zuffa schedule, the fall shapes up as the busiest slate in fighting history. Gareth A. Davies from The Telegraph broke the story that Chris Leben and Mark […]

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UFC 131 Weigh in Highlight: Florian v. Nunes – UFC 131

Posted on July 23rd, 2012 by Rich

Tomorrow night, Kenny Florian will make his featherweight debut as he takes on Diego Nunes at UFC 131 Source: Stav Crazy Bear Economou  Yves Edwards  Justin Eilers  Jon Olav Einemo

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Culinary union blocking MMA?s efforts in N.Y.: Fertitta says union is hurting its own members

Posted on July 22nd, 2012 by Rich

MMA’s legalization in New York is on hold again. A bill that would’ve approved the sport passed again in the state senate, but stalled in the assembly. UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta has worked for years to change the attitudes in the Empire State, but there’s a force outside of the legislators that he says is […]

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