Archive for June, 2013

Tate talks Coenen, Team Alpha Male and the future for women?s MMA

Posted on June 30th, 2013 by Rich

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — If Miesha Tate walks away with the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight championship belt this weekend, she has Sarah Kaufmann to thank. Tate dropped a decision to Kaufmann at a Strikeforce Challengers show in 2009, and since that fight, has developed a different mindset about her fights. “That fight taught me a lot […]

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UFC 133 Video: Mike Brown Thinks He Saved His Job With Win Over Nam Phan

Posted on June 29th, 2013 by Rich

Filed under: MMA Videos, UFC, MMA Fighting Exclusive, Videos PHILADELPHIA — Mike Brown spoke to the media after his UFC 133 win over Nam Phan. Brown discusses whether he thought he earned a 10-8 in the first round, if he got nervous before his fight and if he was ever hurt by Phan.   Permalink | Email […]

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White says Golden Glory management responsible for mass firings

Posted on June 28th, 2013 by Rich

The UFC has been paring down its roster the last few weeks and the biggest victims have been the fighters managed by Golden Glory out of Holland. Alistair Overeem, Marloes Coenen, Jon Olav Einemo and Valentijn Overeem have all been released from their Strikeforce and UFC contracts the last few weeks. UFC president Dana White […]

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Kennedy avoids the big shot and gets win over Lawler

Posted on June 27th, 2013 by Rich

Tim Kennedy was open for the upset, but Robbie Lawler never put things together during any of the three rounds. Lawler, a good striker with one-punch knockout power, simply relied too much on throwing single shots and allowed Kennedy to dictate the pace. That won with the judges as Kennedy got a unanimous decision victory, […]

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Evans gets by tough test in Ortiz at UFC 133, sets up a title shot

Posted on June 26th, 2013 by Rich

Tito Ortiz is still a tough customer and made Rashad Evans work, but the younger, more well-rounded fighter wore down the veteran for a key victory at UFC 133. Evans got top control in both the first and second rounds, made Tito work hard to avoid a beating and then delivered a vicious knee to […]

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What else could do Showtime do with Fedor?s contract?

Posted on June 25th, 2013 by Rich

Fedor Emelianenko’s contract status is still a little hazy. While UFC president Dana White said that he is no longer with Strikeforce, his representative through M-1 Global said that Emelianenko’s contract is with Showtime, the network that airs Strikeforce bouts. If that’s true, it puts Showtime in the tough position of trying to figure out […]

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Coenen fights back, shows check to her from Zuffa

Posted on June 24th, 2013 by Rich

Marloes Coenen apparently was not pleased when she heard UFC president Dana White malign the way her management does business, and say that’s the reason why she was cut from Strikeforce. After White said that Golden Glory, the gym that represents Coenen, Jon Olav Einemo and the Overeem brothers, insisted on being paid differently than […]

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Fedor loses again! Henderson?s power turns out the lights

Posted on June 23rd, 2013 by Rich

Facing a third straight loss, Fedor Emelianenko tried some new tricks before and during his fight against Dan Henderson. But his opponent was simply better and a little more resilient in the main event of Strikeforce’s event at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill. Just seconds away from possibly losing the fight after […]

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Hendricks takes tight battle against Pierce at UFC 133

Posted on June 22nd, 2013 by Rich

If Johny Hendricks were going to face himself, the guy across would look similar to Mike Pierce. In a very even fight, Hendricks and Pierce nailed each other on the feet and engaged in some nasty striking from the clinch. Hendricks landed a few more solid strikes in the opening two rounds to eek out […]

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UFC 133 postfight: Special bonus, Vitor wants Silva and Evans can?t wait to face ?cocky? Jones

Posted on June 21st, 2013 by Rich

– UFC 133 drew 11,583 to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. That was good for a $1.5 million gate. The solid gate allowed the UFC to pay out $70,000 bonuses. Tito Ortiz and Rashad Evans got Fight of the Night and Vitor Belfort got Knockout of the Night. Brian Ebersole got a special […]

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