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Michael Bisping: Mayhem Millers Mouth Is Bigger Than His Brain

 

 
Michael BispingMichael Bisping coached against Jason Mayhem Miller on the season of The Ultimate Fighterthat was filmed this summer and will air on Spike TV this fall, and for fans of the show who enjoy seeing conflict between the coaches, Bisping has some good news: There was friction during filming between the two of them.Bisping said on The MMA Hour that he and Miller had several encounters during the taping of the show, and he came away from them with less respect for Miller than he had before.

Millers mouth is bigger than his brain, Bisping said. I definitely get the upper hand throughout the entire season. Im not talking about the fights, Im just talking about the one-on-one interaction with Miller.

Bisping said he had hoped to coach against Chael Sonnen because he thought beating Sonnen at the end of the Ultimate Fighter season would earn him a shot at middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Instead, Sonnen failed to get licensed to fight after legal problems related to his use of testosterone and his conviction on money laundering charges, and so Miller was next up.

I was a little disappointed it wasnt Chael Sonnen, Bisping said. I think a lot of fans wanted to see that. But he had his personal problems and it wasnt meant to be. Miller, I wasnt as excited.

But once he got to know Miller, Bisping said, he became excited about the possibility of fighting him.

At the start of the season I thought he was an OK guy, Bisping said of Miller. By the end of the season I wanted to kill him. Fortunately, December 3 Ill have my opportunity.

Bisping said his biggest disappointment is that if he does beat Miller, he doesnt think that will be enough to earn him a title shot, whereas beating Sonnen probably would have. And Bisping said he doesnt think its fair that Sonnen is considered close to title contention, even though Sonnen lost to Silva and then was suspended by the California State Athletic Commission.

I think its complete bulls**t, Bisping said. Chael Sonnen, who just fought the champ, cheated and took steroids.

Although Bisping is preparing mostly for Miller right now, he makes clear that his ultimate goal is to earn a shot at Silva.

I think I am next in line, Bisping said. Ideal scenario would be beat Miller, get a title shot, win the world title.

UFC 141: Jon Fitch vs. Johny Hendricks Set to Meet in Las Vegas

 

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UFC 141 is starting to take shape with the addition of Jon Fitch versus Johny Hendricks.

Today, ESPN.com first reported that the matchup will take place and the UFC soon confirmed the news via twitter.

Fitch (23-3-1 MMA, 13-1-1 UFC) has been out of action since a disappointing outing against BJ Penn earlier this year, but recently returned to training at American Kickboxing Academy in California.

Despite stating that he preferred to face champions or former champions going forward, UFC officials didnt grant Fitch his wish.

Instead, hell be facing Hendricks (11-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) who wrestled at Oklahoma State University and is on a two-fight win streak.

Hendricks burst on the scene by knocking out Amir Sadollah in his organizational debut at UFC 101.

He followed up that performance with three consecutive victories until suffering his lone professional loss to Rick Story in late 2010.

Since then hes rebounded nicely with back-to-back wins and now faces the toughest test of his career in Fitch.

Fitch and Hendricks join the previously announced blockbuster matchup of Brock Lesnar verus Alistair Overeem at UFC 141, which takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena on December, 30.

For additional information, follow Joshua Carey on Twitter

Article From:http://bleacherreport.com/articles/846397-ufc-141-jon-fitch-vs-johny-hendricks-set-to-meet-in-las-vegas

OCTOBER 2011-Florida PRO-MMA Events

 

Oct 7, 2011- Fight Time 7

FIGHT TIME 7 The Return of Din Thomas

din thomas fight time 7 MMA Fighter Din Thomas returns to the cage on Fight Time 7 on October 7th, 2011 at the War Memorial Auditorium in Ft Lauderdale Florida. Before entering the UFC, Din Thomas held a 12–1 MMA record including wins over future UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver and Dokonjonosuke Mishima, with his only loss coming to future UFC lightweight title challenger Caol Uno. Thomas made his UFC debut at UFC 32, in a fight against future UFC lightweight & welterweight champion B.J. Penn, where he lost by TKO (Strikes) in Round 1. Thomas returned at UFC 33, defeating Fabiano Iha by unanimous decision.

At UFC 39, Thomas faced Japanese superstar Caol Uno in a rematch. The fight was part of a tournament to determine the new UFC Lightweight Champion. After three rounds, Thomas lost by unanimous decision. His next fight was a split decision victory over future UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra at UFC 41. This fight would prove somewhat controversial, due to one of the judges mistakenly placing the score he assigned to Thomas in the column reserved for Serra[citation needed]. This caused Serra to be declared the winner by decision, but the mistake was discovered and Thomas and his team were notified of the change, giving Thomas the split decision victory.

Now Din Thomas returns to the cage for Fight Time 7 on October 7th in Ft Lauderdale Florida.

Oct 9, 2011- CFA 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oct 15, 2011- W-1

W-1 Reloaded
Date(s) October 15, 2011
Time(s): 7:00 pm. 11:00 pm.
Location: BankUnited Center
 
 
Presented for Fox Sports Net, the nationally televised card will be a heavyweight main-event showdown between former world title contender and Brazilian sensation Gabriel “Napao” Gonzaga and local superstar Jeff “Snowman” Monson. In Gonzaga’s first nationally televised fight since October 2010, this Brazilian Ju-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt will be seeking to avenge his Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) grappling loss to Snowman Monson, who out-pointed him. The Snowman is a two-time ADCC champion and world champion grappler who will be looking to submit Gonzaga for the first time inside the W-1 cage.Included on this star-studded W-1 card is middleweight star and MMA-Masters standout Valdir “BBMonster” Aruajo, making his official W-1 debut against perennial contender Mike “El Gringo Diablo” Bernhard. This long-awaited matchup promises to be the Fight Of The Year. Additionally featured is 6-1 welterweight John Manley of Team Link in Massachusetts will take on 4-2 American Top Team (ATT) alumni Sabah Homasi. Lone Canadian and 4-2 W-1 veteran Tom “the Bomb” Waters and South Florida MMA Academy’s Alan Arzeno will battle for North American bragging rights. Rounding out the main card will be JP Rees (ATT) vs. Taylor Callens, Nathen Coy (ATT) vs. Anderson Melo (Guerreiro Team), Bruno Reis Da Maria vs. Kenny Moss (Fighters Quest), Joe Watson vs. Frank Carrillo (MMA-Masters).W-1 is pleased to announce the first female fight in its history, as one of the world’s most famous female fighters, Kim “Sugar Free” Couture, will take on ATT instructor Suzie Montero, in her long-awaited MMA premier. Kim is coming off a controversial loss to Sheila Bird and plans to make an example of Suzie, a stand-up specialist vying to make a name for herself in this MMA debut.

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XFC 14 Resurrection Friday October 21  2011

XFC 14 Resurrection USA UCF Arena Orlando, FL Map 10.21.11 7:00pm

First bout starts at 7:00pm LIVE on HDNet
Tickets go on sale on Sept 14th

VIP tables available through XFC Corporate ($400-$600)
Seats 10 and includes table service
Call 813.625.1672 for purchasing

UCF Arena

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Orlando, FL 32816


 

 

Sat, Oct 01

9p/8c

Bellator 52

LAuberge Du Lac Casino

Lake Charles, LA

   

Sat, Oct 15

9p/8c

Bellator 54

Boardwalk Hall

Atlantic City, NJ

MMA2DAY Show Exclusive Interview: Daniel Cormier

 

MMA2DAY Show Sept 18 7pm eastern/4pm pacific

MMA2DAY Show Special Guests Sunday September 18 Travis Browne and Daniel Cormier

 

 

Browne is fighting  the co-main event  against Broughton at UFC 135: Jones vs Rampage

UFC 135 Sept 24

 

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Main Card

Jones vs Jackson

Browne vs Broughton

Diaz vs Gomi

Rothwell vs Hunt

Prelims

Ferguson vs Riley

Ring vs Boetsch

Assuncao vs Yagin

Mizugaki vs Escovedo

Te Huna vs Romero

Travis Hapa Browne

Travis "Hapa" Browne
Record: 10-0-0
Wins:
8 (T)KOs ( 80 %)
1 Submissions ( 10 %)
1 Decisions ( 10 %)
Height: 67
Weight: 260 (lbs)
Style: Muay Thai/Jiu Jitsu
Home: Oahu, Hawaii
 

 Strikeforce  Grand Prix finalists  Daniel Cormier dominated Antonio Silva and Josh Barnett beat Sergei Kharitonov, allowing both men to move on in the promotion’s heavyweight tournament. The two will meet  in early 2012 in hopes of winning the  Strikeforce World Grand Prix belt.

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Record Breaking 225-Pound Female Fight, Two Title Bouts on Sept. 24

Portland, OR On Saturday, September 24th the Full Contact Fighting Federation (FCFF) is back in Portland to host Rumble @ The Roseland 59. There will be two Championship fights in the 125-pound and 170-pound divisions as well as two female fights; one in a record breaking weight division at 225-pounds, the largest in FCFF history for females.
 
Many notable match-ups will also take place, including the Return of Andy Ice Cold Eichoolz of Pendleton, Oregon, Robin Woods of Alive MMA and Tommy Takamoto of Brave Legion Fight Club.
 
 

 

 
 
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Former UFC Fighter Joe Son Sentenced to Life in Prison

Former UFC Fighter Joe Son Sentenced to Life in Prison

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The State of California sentenced Joe Son to life in prison for crimes committed in 1990.

 

The State of California sentenced Joe Son to life in prison for crimes committed in 1990.

 On December 24, 1990, Joe Son and Santiago Lopez Gaitan kidnapped and raped a woman who was out walking her dog in Huntington Beach, California. On Friday, twenty-one years after committing the crime, Joe Son was sentenced to life in prison.

According to a press release from the Orange County District Attorneys office (and Ill warn you that it includes graphic details), the State of California linked Son to the crime when a DNA sample provided after an unrelated conviction for felony vandalism matched DNA taken from the scene and the victim in 1990. The Huntington Beach Police Department took Son into custody shortly thereafter.

Son fought four times under MMA rules, and is most known by MMA fans for his UFC 4 bout against Keith Hackney. He also appeared as Kimo Leopoldos manager at UFC 3.

Son also appeared in seven movies during the mid-1990s, including playing henchman Random Task in the first Austin Powers movie.

Article From:http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2011/9/12/2420544/former-ufc-fighter-joe-son-sentenced-to-life-in-prison?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: TEAM MILLER VS TEAM BISPING

The Ultimate Fighter  Michael “The Count” Bisping and Jason “Mayhem Miller

The show premieres - two-hour episode- Wednesday, September 21 at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT

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Daniel Cormier’s Injured Hand- could sideline him for an extended period of time

Daniel Cormier’s Injured Hand to Determine His Fate

Written by Tom Ngo
 

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Lost in the hysteria of Daniel Cormier’s (Pictured) knockout victory over Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on Saturday night was the fact that the same right hand that put Bigfoot down could sideline him for an extended period of time. If the injury were to eliminate him from the finals of Strikeforce’s Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament, the irony behind his exit would be off the charts.

“I hurt my hand on the very first right hand when he went down,” Cormier shared at the post-fight press conference. “When he got up, I was like, ‘How am I going to get through 15 minutes with my hand hurting like this?’ But I kept going. I kept throwing it.”

Cormier wasn’t one of the original eight heavyweights selected to compete in the tourney, but after former champ Alistair Overeem opted to forgo his semifinals scrap against Bigfoot, the 32-year-old finally received an invite to the party as an alternate. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker plans for the HW GP to conclude sometime in the first quarter of 2012, so Cormier has some time for his haymaker to heal.

If his impending X-Ray reveals the former All-American wrestler will be sidelined well into the new year, Coker suggested they may need to find a substitute for the substitute. However, Plan A for Coker is to keep him in his finals scrap against Josh Barnett.

“If Daniel wasn’t available for an extended period of time, we’d consider another opponent [to face Barnett],” Coker stated. “We’ll wait and see how his hand is after X-rays.”

Cormier’s hand was bandaged while he sat front and center to watch Barnett easily dispose of Sergei Kharitonov his semifinals matchup. His mitt appeared in the same condition at the post-fight presser, as well.

Anderson Silva shoulder injury likely to keep him sidelined until early 2012

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And 14 Octagon appearances worth of visual evidence UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is not bulletproof.

His opponents may not be able to come close to hurting him but hes suffered his fair share of injuries, almost all of them during training. This past camp was no different, as The Spider injured his shoulder while preparing for his bout against Yushin Okami at UFC 134 on Aug. 27 in Brazil.

It didnt stop him from utterly dominating Thunder, knocking him out in the second round. Whats new, right?

It will, however, sideline him for the remainder of the year, as hes likely to ride the pine until early 2012 while he rehabilitates. Thats the bad news. The good news is that he wont require surgery, as initially feared.

MMAFighting.com gets the word from Silvas manager, Ed Soares.

Star-divide

Anderson Silvas injured shoulder will most likely keep him out until early 2012, Silvas manager Ed Soares informed MMA Fighting on Saturday night.

Silva injured his shoulder in training for his UFC 134 fight against Yushin Okami last month, which he won via second-round TKO. There was some fear within his camp that he would have to undergo surgery, but Soares said Silva will simply need rehab to heal it.

Its unfortunate for UFC that its middleweight king is on the shelf for the remainder of the calendar year, especially when considering how distraught its fanbase is at the main events of a few upcoming fight cards.

UFC 139 (headlined by Vitor Belfort vs. Cung Le) and UFC 140 (headlined by Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Frank Mir part deux) are two shows that dont exactly have fans racing to their remotes to order the pay-per-views.

The glass might be half full, though, when one stops to think about it. Chael Sonnen and Brian Stann will have their number one contender bout on Oct. 8 in Houston, Texas. The winner will have plenty of time to hype his ensuing title shot.

Especially if its Sonnen.

Plus, Silva is 36-years-old and rapidly leaving his athletic prime. No need to rush back; the greatest fighter on Earth deserves a bit of a break, no?

Article From: http://www.mmamania.com/2011/9/11/2419369/anderson-silva-shoulder-injury-likely-to-keep-him-sidelined-until

Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals Fight Results

StrikeForce heavyweight Grand Prix semi-finals; Barnett Vs. Kharitonov

September 10th

US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio

Main card

•Main event, StrikeForce heavyweight Grand Prix semi finals; Josh Barnett def. Sergei Kharitonov via submission (due to arm-triangle choke) at 4:28, round one
•Co-main event, StrikeForce heavyweight Grand Prix semi-finals; Daniel Cormier def. Antonio Silva via knockout (due to punches) at 3:56, round one
•StrikeForce middleweight championship; Luke Rockhold def. Ronaldo Souza via unanimous decision to win StrikeForce middleweight championship
•Light heavyweight division; Muhammed Lawal def. Roger Gracie via knockout (due to punch) at 4:37, round one
•Lightweight division; Pat Healy def. Maximo Blanco via submission (due to rear naked choke) at 4:27, round one
 

Preliminary card           

Light heavyweight division; Mike Kyle def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima via unanimous decision
•Light heavyweight division; Rafael Cavalcante def. Yoel Romero Palacio via knockout (due to punches) at 4:51, round two
•Welterweight division; Jordan Mein def. Evangelista Santos via technical knockout (due to elbows) at 3:18, round three
•Women’s bantamweight division; Alexis Davis def. Amanda Nunes via technical knockout (due to punches) at 4:53, round two
•Middleweight division; Dominique Steele def. Chris Mierzwiak via unanimous decision

Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals:

Daniel Cormier Defeated Antonio Silva via KO (Punches) at 3:56 in the 1stRound

Josh Barnett Defeated Sergei Kharitonov via Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke) at 4:28 in the 1stRound