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MMA News Links

10-31-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Bellator Releases Texts From Bjorn Rebney to Scott Coker - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/30/1784445/bellator-releases-texts-from-bjorn-rebney-to-scott-coker


Snapshot of the Day: UFC 122 poster gets Halloween twist - http://www.mmaforreal.com/2010/10/30/1783082/snapshot-of-the-day-ufc-122-poster-gets-halloween-twist


Jungle Fight 23 Live Results and Play-by-Play - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/30/1783994/jungle-fight-23-live-results-and-play-by-play


Halloween photo gallery of MMAs most memorable characters and scariest moments - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/30/happy-prommanow-com-halloween-photo-gallery-of-mmas-most-memorable-characters-and-scariest-moments/


UFC 122: Jorge Rivera Wants To Break Alessio Sakara's Will - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/505800-ufc-122-jorge-rivera-wants-to-break-alessio-sakaras-will


Hansen Armbars Aziz; Acacio Controversially Takes SC Title in Sweden - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Hansen-Armbars-Aziz-Acacio-Controversially-Takes-SC-Title-in-Sweden-27861


T.J Cunanan vs. Tori Adams - http://nonstopwmma.blogspot.com/2010/10/tj-cunanan-vs-tori-adams.html


Snapshot of the Day: Megumi Fujii in Tears Following Bellator 34 Loss - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/30/1783752/snapshot-of-the-day-megumi-fujii-in-tears-following-bellator-34-loss


EA Sports MMA now available on iPhone & iPod Touch - http://infinitemma.com/index.php/news/story/ea_sports_mma_now_available_on_iphone_ipod_touch


Carolinas Fight Scene Update: Derek Brunson Dominates In Fourth Professional Fight! - http://www.mmaforreal.com/2010/10/30/1783314/carolinas-fight-scene-update-derek-brunson-dominates-in-fourth


Ben Henderson Talks Move From WEC To UFC Lightweight Division - http://www.mmanews.com/news/88863


The Rise and Fall of Todd Duffee - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/The-Rise-and-Fall-of-Todd-Duffee-27827


BJJ Poll: If Your Relationship with Your Significant Other Depended on It, Would You Quit Training BJJ? - http://thefightworkspodcast.com/2010/10/30/bjj-or-your-girlfriend/


Sengoku Soul Of Fight! Several Organizations Join Forces - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=4212


Strikeforce and Bellator Bosses Telling Two Different Stories on Cross Promotion - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/30/1783965/strikeforce-and-bellator-bosses-telling-two-different-stories-on


Nick Diaz Is an Old-School Martial Artist - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/30/nick-diaz-is-an-old-school-martial-artist/


Nate Diaz' Fighting Life - http://www.ufc.com/news/Nate-Diaz-Fighting-Life

 

 

No Holds Barred: M-1 Challenge XXI and Bellator 34 Super Thursday Postfight Analysis
10-30-2010
Pancrase Newswire
Denver, CO

http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2010-10-29T19_11_12-07_00


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman reviews the two big international mixed martial arts cards which took place on Super Thursday, October 28: M-1 Challenge XXI and Bellator 34.

In the M-1 heavyweight title fight, Guram Gugenishvili of Ukraine, the M-1 Selection Western Europe champion, defeated American Top Team fighter Kenny "Deuce" Garner, the M-1 Selection Americas heavyweight champion, with a standing guillotine in round two. In the M-1 lightweight title fight, Artiom Damkovsky, the M-1 Selection Eastern Europe 2010 champion, defeated Mairbek Taisumov, the M-1 Selection Western Europe 2010 champion, in the third round after the doctor stopped the fight. In a welterweight super bout, veteran Che Mills of the U.K. upset the previously-unbeaten and highly-touted Magomed Shikshabekov of Russia by decision after an extra, fourth round. This card took place in St. Petersburg, Russia.

At Bellator 34, the last of season three and of 2010 for the Bellator Fighting Championships, American Zoila Frausto upset the previously-unbeaten Megumi Fujii of Japan, winning a controversial five-round split decision to capture the women's 115-pound Bellator title. Also at Bellator 34, American Top Team fighter and Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard, a former member of the Cuban Olympic judo team, successfully defended his belt with a five-round unanimous decision over Alexander Shlemenko of Russia, who had won the Bellator middleweight tournament. Bellator 34 took place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

We also comment on some of the implications of the absorption of WEC by UFC.

Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=150801513&s=143441

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

 

 

MMA News Links

10-30-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Sengoku 15: Hiroshi Izumi Wins a Robbery; Cobb and Blanco Victorious - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/30/sengoku-15-hiroshi-izumi-wins-a-robbery-cobb-and-blanco-victor/


Ryan Bader vs. Jon Jones official for UFC 126 on Feb. 5 in Las Vegas - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21208/ryan-bader-vs-jon-jones-official-for-ufc-126-on-feb-5.mma


Kimbo Slice returns to CBS, rumored for next season of Survivor - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/29/kimbo-slice-returns-to-cbs-rumored-for-next-season-of-survivor/


Coker Denies Receiving Texts from Rebney, Believes Co-Promotion Talk Is PR Move - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Coker-Denies-Receiving-Texts-from-Rebney-Believes-Co-Promotion-Talk-Is-PR-Move-27851


In UFC-WEC Merger, Zuffa Makes One of Boxing's Classic Mistakes - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/30/1783058/in-ufc-wec-merger-zuffa-makes-one-of-boxings-classic-mistakes


Will WEC/UFC Merger Lead to an Unworthy Title Challenger? - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/29/1781529/will-wec-ufc-merger-lead-to-an-unworthy-title-challenger


UFC-WEC Merger: How It Affects Fighters and Weight Classes - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/504979-ufc-wec-merger-how-it-affects-fighters-and-weight-classes


Four More Fights Added To Valkyrie 8 Card - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/10/29/four-more-fights-added-to-valkyrie-8-card/


Belfort: “I want to end my career on the US” - http://www.tatame.com/2010/10/28/Vitor-Belfort


Asylum Fight League XXXII: Philly November 5 - http://thegarv.com/Asylum-Fight-League-XXXII-Philly-November-5.html


Tatame Editorial - http://www.tatame.com/2010/10/29/Editorial


Aldo defends UFC featherweight belt against Grispi on Jan 1st - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5527


Izumi Certain Of Victory?! Strong Words By KTaro - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=4201


MMA Should Not Be Sugarcoated - http://blog.mmaratings.net/2010/10/mma-should-not-be-sugarcoated.html


Randy draws line under title fights, looks forward to "novelty" matches - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5525


UFC 125: 4 Reasons Why Frank Mir Should Fight Roy Nelson - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/505050-ufc-125-5-reasons-why-frank-mir-should-fight-roy-nelson

 

 

MMA News Links

10-29-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

UFC Adds Featherweight and Bantamweight Divisions - http://www.ufc.com/news/UFC-Adds-Featherweight-and-Bantamweight-Divisions


Bellator: Lombard Defends; Frausto Wins Belt While Snapping Fujii's Streak - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/28/bellator-lombard-defends-frausto-wins-belt-while-snapping-fuji/


UFC, WEC in happy mat-trimony - http://espn.go.com/extra/mma/blog/_/name/mma/id/5738644/ufc-wec-happy-mat-trimony?campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines


Brian Cobb 7.3 lbs Over Weight for Sengoku 15 - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/29/brian-cobb-7-3-lbs-overweight-for-sengoku-15/


UFC, WEC to Merge in 2011 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-WEC-to-Merge-in-2011-27812


Latest MMA Schedule - Pierson, Makdessi, Bongfeldt Debut at UFC 124 - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/2895/latest_mma_schedule__pierson_makdessi_bongfeldt_debut_at_ufc_124


Gonzaga dropped - but decision not popular with fans - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5523


Managers caught by surprise with WEC merger, unsure whether current contracts will extend - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21194/managers-caught-by-surprise-with-wec-merger-unsure-whether-current-contracts-will-extend.mma


Jay Hieron: The Reason Fighters Aim For The UFC - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/504636-jay-hieron-the-reason-fighters-aim-for-the-ufc


Bellator Boss: More Seasons Coming, TV Issue Resolved - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Bellator-Boss-More-Seasons-Coming-TV-Issue-Resolved-27835


Sengoku 15: What to Watch For - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/Sengoku-15-What-to-Watch-For-27832


WEC boss Reed Harris excited about UFC merger, expects to announce new role in 2011 - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21193/wec-boss-reed-harris-excited-about-ufc-merger-expects-to-announce-new-role-in-2011.mma


Vadim Finkelstein says Fedor would have defeated Lesnar anyway: “I expected Brock Lesnar to lose” - http://urdirt.com/2010/10/28/vadim-finkelstein-says-fedor-would-have-defeated-lesnar-anyway-i-expected-brock-lesnar-to-lose/


UFC/WEC Merger: An Ultimate Display of Patience, Perfect Timing - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/504598-ufcwec-merger-an-ultimate-display-of-patience-perfect-timing


Fight Path: From fight clubs to "TUF" tryout, Joe Duffy taking U.S. approach to MMA - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21188/fight-path-from-fight-clubs-to-tuf-tryouts-joe-duffy-taking-american-approach-to-mma.mma


Soszynzki reveals reason for Team Quest departure - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5522


M-1 Announces M-1 Challenge XXII: Gallicchio vs. Zavurov - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/8509/m1_announces_m1_challenge_xxii_gallicchio_vs_zavurov


Can Mexican Fans Help Cain Velasquez Become the Top Star in all of Combat Sports? - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/27/1776897/can-mexican-fans-help-cain-velasquez-become-the-top-star-in-all-of

 

 

MMA News Links

10-28-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Episode No. 7 recap: "The Ultimate Fighter 12: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck" - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21184/episode-no-7-recap-the-ultimate-fighter-12-team-gsp-vs-team-koscheck.mma


Video Interview – Behind Megumi Fujii - http://www.fightergirls.com/news.asp?ID=631


Bellator 34 weigh-in results: Lombard vs. Shlemenko, Fujii vs. Frausto official - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21182/bellator-34-weigh-in-results.mma


UFC Tries to Help Nevada Senator Harry Reid, Deepens Political Involvement  - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/27/1777981/ufc-tries-to-help-nevada-senator-harry-reid-deepens-political


Strikeforce's co-promotional woes - http://espn.go.com/extra/mma/blog/_/name/mma/id/5733210/strikeforce-co-promotional-woes?campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines


Fedor's manager denies UFC negotiations, again - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5517


Patrick Cote Cut by the UFC - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/27/1778016/patrick-cote-cut-by-the-ufc


Rick Hawn's Seoi-Nage Judo Throw - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/28/rick-hawn-s-seoi-nage-judo-throw/


Satoshi Ishii to Face Antz Nansen at K-1 MAX Finals - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/27/satoshi-ishii-to-face-antz-nansen-at-k-1-max-finals/


Shields Unsure of Title Shot, Anticipating Next UFC Bout Regardless - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Shields-Unsure-of-Title-Shot-Anticipating-Next-UFC-Bout-Regardless-27807


All But One Make Weight at M-1 Challenge XXI: Guram vs. Garner - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/8496/all_but_one_make_weight_at_m1_challenge_xxi_guram_vs_garner


Jason "Mayhem" Miller Talks About Nick Diaz and Brock Lesnar - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/27/1778923/jason-mayhem-miller-talks-about-nick-diaz-and-brock-lesnar


Brock Lesnar and the 10 Most Polarizing Fighters in Mixed Martial Arts - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/503533-the-10-most-polarizing-fighters-in-mixed-martial-arts


A talk with WEC 52 headliner Takeya Mizugaki - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/27/a-talk-with-wec-52-headliner-takeya-mizugaki/


XFC returns to Florida with Jarrod Card title fight & Marianna Kheyfets vs. Marissa Caldwell - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1290


New Era Fighter Magazine 3 - Out November - http://infinitemma.com/index.php/news/new_era_fighter_magazine_3_-_out_november/


'Shogun' Rua: I can't worry about Jon Jones or Ryan Bader while Rashad Evans is standing in front of me - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/10/27/1778294/shogun-rua-i-cant-worry-about-jon-jones-or-ryan-bader-while-rashad


Maciej Irokez Jewtuszko forced to pull out of WEC 53 with injury - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/28/maciej-irokez-jewtuszko-out-of-wec-53-with-injury/


Jeremy Horn to Fight at CWC: Validation on Dec. 10 - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/8495/jeremy_horn_to_fight_at_cwc_validation_on_dec_10

 

 

MMA News Links

10-27-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Shane Carwin's Decision to Pull Out of UFC 125 Is Another Bad Career Move - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/26/1775570/shane-carwins-decision-to-pull-out-of-ufc-125-is-another-bad-career


Roy "Big Country" Nelson: "Just woke up some one told me about shane [Carwin] not going to past the drug test, or he was scared to fight because of my bad knee, bad hair, bad attitude." - http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=107291946004022&id=125196232511


CroCop finds prospect of Nelson fight "interesting" - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5504


Brock Lesnar Medically Suspended 180 Days, Made $400K Guaranteed - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/26/brock-lesnar-medically-suspended-180-days-made-400k-guaranteed/


Eight-Bout Lineup Finalized for Bellator 34 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Eight-Bout-Lineup-Finalized-for-Bellator-34-27771


EA Sports' 'MMA': One and done? - http://espn.go.com/extra/mma/blog/_/name/mma/id/5729220/one-done?campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines


'Mayhem' Miller Still Hoping to Fight Nick Diaz After Latest Run-In - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/26/mayhem-miller-still-hoping-to-fight-nick-diaz-after-latest-run/


Will Brock Lesnar Even Return to the UFC? - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/26/1775706/will-brock-lesnar-even-return-to-the-ufc


Amanda Buckner To Face Amanda Nunes In February - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/10/26/amanda-buckner-to-face-amanda-nunes-in-february/


On eve of UFC debut, James Toney learned of IRS lien, fight purse withheld - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21167/on-eve-of-ufc-debut-james-toney-learned-of-irs-lien-fight-purse-withheld.mma


First Steps to Fighting in MMA - http://www.fightergirls.com/news.asp?ID=629


MMA Business: Pros and Cons of a Potential UFC-WEC Merger - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/502246-mma-business-pros-and-cons-of-a-potential-ufc-wec-merger


Spike Confirms TV Card For UFC 122, Title Shot "Guaranteed" - http://www.mmanews.com/news/88843


Cung Le speaks on future and current movie roles - http://thegarv.com/Cung-Le-speaks-on-future-and-current-movie-roles.html


Todd Duffee: "The Hate That Brock Lesnar Has Received Is Mind Boggling and Sickening" - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/27/1777082/todd-duffee-the-hate-that-brock-lesnar-has-received-is-mind-boggling


Judo Olympic Medalist Vs. “Notorious” 2 Announced - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=4172


Strikeforce Challengers 11 salaries and fighter medical suspensions - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21166/strikeforce-challengers-11-salaries-and-fighter-medical-suspensions.mma


Jones-Bader set for UFC 126, says Dana - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5507


Latest MMA Schedule - Makdessi, Bongfeldt Debut at UFC 124 - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/2895/latest_mma_schedule__makdessi_bongfeldt_debut_at_ufc_124


Spox.com Teams with UFC - http://www.ufc.com/news/spox-germany-ufc-release-english


UFC Tired of Teammates Refusing to Fight… but Nothing Will Change - http://mmaopinion.com/2010/10/26/ufc-tired-of-teammates-refusing-to-fight-but-nothing-will-change/

 

 

MMA News Links

10-26-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

MMA Top 10 Heavyweights: Cain Velasquez Is the Champ - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/26/mma-top-10-heavyweights-cain-velasquez-is-the-champ/


Is Anderson Silva Versus Georges St. Pierre Right Around the Corner? - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/25/1772369/is-anderson-silva-versus-georges-st-pierre-right-around-the-corner


SKILL MMA: History Of The Women’s Division - http://www.mmarising.com/articles/2010/10/25/skill-mma-history-of-the-womens-division/


Lineup finalized for Thursday's season-ending Bellator 34 event, two title fights on tap - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21153/lineup-finalized-for-thursdays-season-ending-bellator-34-event-two-title-fights-on-tap.mma


UFC on Network TV? Dana White expects to be 'in a billion homes' in the next couple months - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/10/25/1773616/ufc-on-network-tv-dana-white-expects-to-be-in-a-billion-homes-in-the


Shota Shimada Out Of Krush Tournament Preliminary - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=4160


Dana White Says Matt Hamill Gets Top Ten Opponent Next - http://www.daytondailynews.com/dayton-sports/mixed-martial-arts/ohio-fighter-in-title-picture-with-ufc-121-win--985311.html


Wanderlei expects to fight Leben in April, in Toronto - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5500


Dos Santos Tightens Wrestling for Pending Velasquez Showdown - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Dos-Santos-Tightens-Wrestling-for-Pending-Velasquez-Showdown-27740


Matt Hughes: UFC Needs a Fighter to Balance Joe Rogan - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/25/matt-hughes-ufc-needs-a-fighter-to-balance-joe-rogan/


‘Pezao’ Outpoints Filho, Aims for UFC Bid - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Pezao-Outpoints-Filho-Aims-for-UFC-Bid-27760


Europes Hottest Card This Fall: M-1 Challenge XXI: Guram vs. Garners Full Card - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/25/europes-hottest-card-this-fall-m-1-challenge-xxi-guram-vs-garners-full-card/


UFC 124 Fight Card: St. Pierre vs. Koscheck - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/25/1774427/ufc-124-fight-card-st-pierre-vs-koscheck


Would a New PPV Structure Help the UFC? - http://communities.canada.com/theprovince/blogs/keyboard-kimura/archive/2010/10/26/would-a-new-ppv-structure-help-the-ufc.aspx


Fight Video -Former Playboy model Latasha Marzolla injured in fight at Tuff-N-Uff in Las Vegas - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1285


Why did Brendan Schnaub call for Frank Mir fight? He wants his kids to be proud - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21154/why-did-brendan-schaub-call-for-frank-mir-fight-he-wants-his-kids-to-be-proud.mma


EA likely to abandon MMA market, says analyst - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5499


Local feature fights announced for Thursday’s Bellator 34 in Hollywood, Florida - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/25/local-feature-fights-announced-for-thursdays-bellator-34-in-hollywood-florida/


BBC's Lack of respect toward MMA fans is Pathetic - http://www.sportsbythenumbersmma.com/2010/10/bbcs-lack-of-respect-toward-mma-fans-is.html

 

 

No Holds Barred: Chris Thomas on Velasquez-Lesnar, Alvarez-Huerta, and Askren-Good
10-25-2010
Denver, CO

http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2010-10-24T17_24_31-07_00


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses the major fights in mixed martial arts and boxing this past weekend with our colleague Chris Thomas (http://www.nanosuperwater.com).

We analyzed the Bellator 33 fights of Thursday, October 21, where Bellator lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez stopped Roger Huerta after the second round in a non-title bout, and Ben Askren won a unanimous decision over Lyman Good to capture the Bellator welterweight title. We also had a lengthy discussion about the first-round demolition by Cain Velasquez over Brock Lesnar to win the UFC heavyweight belt, the state of the heavyweight division in mixed martial arts, and why the best heavyweight fighters in that sport are to be found in Strikeforce. In addition, we commented on the boxing on Sunday, October 24, in Tokyo, including the 12-round decision win by Toshiaki Nishioka over Rendall Munroe to retain the WBC super bantamweight belt, and the second-round TKO by Roman Gonzalez over Francisco Rojas to win the WBA interim light flyweight pound belt.

Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=150801513&s=143441

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

 

 

MMA News Links

10-25-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

UFC 121 Analysis: Has the Era of the Colossal Heavyweight Ended? - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/24/1771639/ufc-121-analysis-has-the-era-of-the-colossal-heavyweight-ended


UFC 121 Analysis: Does Jake Shields Really Deserve a Title Shot? - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/24/1770566/ufc-121-analysis-does-jake-shields-really-deserve-a-title-shot


Cesar Gracie: Jake Shields is the man to beat Georges St. Pierre - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/10/24/1771864/cesar-gracie-jake-shields-is-the-man-to-beat-georges-st-pierre-video


Brock Lesnars Performance Brings Out the Fickleness in MMA Fans - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/24/1771723/brock-lesnars-performance-brings-out-the-fickleness-in-mma-fans


Hardrock MMA results - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/24/hardrock-mma-results-play-by-play/


Latest Kickboxing Schedule - Dida Set for K-1 Reserve Bout - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/2528/latest_kickboxing_schedule__dida_set_for_k1_reserve_bout


The Resurrection Of Champions In The Books! Big Success - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=4133


Ortiz: No Way Im Done - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Ortiz-No-Way-Im-Done-27737


Meltzer: Brock Lesnar Had Been Asked To Fight At Wrestlemania - http://www.mmanews.com/news/88835


UFC 121: 10 Things Learned - http://www.heavy.com/mma/mma-commentary/2010/10/ufc-121-10-things-learned/


MMAPayout Report From UFC 121: Lesnar vs Velasquez - http://mmapayout.com/2010/10/mmapayout-report-from-ufc-121-lesnar-vs-velasquez/


Fight for R$ 100 thousand in Sao Paulo - http://www.tatame.com/2010/10/24/Fight-for-R-100-thousand-in-Sao-Paulo

 

 

UFC 121: Results - Velasquez Takes Heavyweight Title!

10-24-2010

Denver, CO

 

From the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

 

Main Card Bouts:
1. Cain Velasquez defeated Brock Lesnar by TKO from strikes at 4:12 of rd 1
2. Jake Shields defeated Martin Kampmann by Split Decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
3. Diego Sanchez defeated Paulo Thiago by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 29-28, 29-28)
4. Matt Hamill defeated Tito Ortiz by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
5. Brendan Schnaub defeated Gabriel Gonzaga by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Bouts (Spike TV):
6. Court McGee defeated Ryan Jensen by Arm Triangle Choke at 1:21 of rd 3
7. Tom Lawlor defeated Patrick Cote by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Bouts:
8. Daniel Roberts defeated Mike Guymon by Anaconda Choke at 1:43 of rd 1
9. Sam Stout defeated Paul Taylor by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
10. Chris Camozzi defeated Dongi Yang by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
11. John Madsen defeated Gilbert Yvel by TKO from strikes at 1:48 of rd 1

 

 

MMA News Links

10-24-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Yes He Cain - Velasquez Stops Lesnar, Wins Heavy Title - http://www.ufc.com/news/Velasquez-Stops-Lesnar-Wins-Heavy-Title


Main Card Report: Shields, Sanchez, Hamill, and Schaub Win - http://www.ufc.com/news/Shields-Sanchez-Hamill-Schaub-Win+


Shinya Aoki Rolls, Katsunori Kikuno Defends at DEEP 50 Impact - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/24/1770714/shinya-aoki-rolls-katsunori-kikuno-defends-at-deep-50-impact


UFC 121 bonuses: Velasquez, Roberts, Sanchez and Thiago claim $70K bonuses - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21132/ufc-121-bonuses.mma


New UFC champ Velasquez maintains brown pride, looks forward to Dos Santos - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21139/new-ufc-champ-velasquez-maintains-brown-pride-looks-forward-to-dos-santos.mma


When Bully Tactics Fail at UFC 121, Brock Lesnar Flounders - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/24/when-bully-tactics-fail-at-ufc-121-brock-lesnar-flounders/


Dana White Hints That Tito Ortiz Could Be Cut After UFC 121 Loss - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/24/dana-white-hints-that-tito-ortiz-could-be-cut-after-ufc-121-los/


UFC President Predicts Quicker-Than-Expected Turnaround for Lesnar - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-President-Predicts-Quicker-Than-Expected-Turnaround-for-Lesnar-27722


Brock Lesnar Obliterated by Cain Velasquez; Bad for Business? - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/24/1770564/brock-lesnar-obliterated-by-cain-velasquez-bad-for-business


UFC 121 draws reported 14,856 attendance for $2.15 million live gate - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21135/ufc-121-draws-reported-14856-attendance-for-2-15-million-live-gate.mma


Storylines that Emerged from UFC 121 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/Storylines-that-Emerged-from-UFC-121-27720


Three New Fights Set for K-1 MAX GP - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/23/1769252/three-new-fights-set-for-k-1-max-gp


Work? Or shoot? WWE star "The Undertaker" gets in the face of Brock Lesnar following his UFC 121... - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/10/24/1770637/ufc-121-wwes-undertaker-shocked-at-brock-lesnars-loss-to-cain


Josh Gross: Five things we learned at UFC 121 - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/10/24/five.things.ufc121/index.html?eref=writers


Velasquez Turns Attention Towards Dos Santos - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Velasquez-Turns-Attention-Towards-Dos-Santos-27723


Carlson Gracie Team full of plans in London - http://www.carlsongracieteam.org.uk/


Sexton vs Krumdiack, Daly vs Helsel At CWFC 39 - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/10/23/sexton-vs-krumdiack-daly-vs-helsel-at-cwfc-39/


After UFC 121 win, Jake Shields still next in line for UFC welterweight title shot - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21136/after-ufc-121-win-jake-shields-still-next-in-line-for-ufc-welterweight-title.mma


Gettin' "You Know" with The New York Badass Phil Baroni - http://blog.mmaratings.net/2010/10/gettin-you-know-with-new-york-badass.html


Aaron Brooks: 10-Year Old Guinness World Record Holder Training for MMA - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/498741-aaron-brooks-10-year-old-guinness-world-record-holder-training-for-mma


Marie-Eve De Villers-Matte Ninth at World Judo Championship - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/8458/marieeve_de_villersmatte_ninth_at_world_judo_championship

 

 

UFC 121: LESNAR VS VELASQUEZ - Tonight In Anaheim, California
10-23-2010, Denver, CO
Event date: October 23, 7pm/10pm PT/ET
Venue: Honda Center in Anaheim, California


Main Event:
1. Brock Lesnar (264) vs Cain Velasquez (244)

PPV Bouts:
2. Martin Kampmann (170) vs Jake Shields (170.5)
3. Matt Hamill (203.5) vs Tito Ortiz (206)
4. Gabriel Gonzaga (254) vs Brendan Schnaub (239)
5. Paulo Thiago (170.5) vs Diego Sanchez (170.5)

SPIKE TV Preliminary Bouts:
6. Ryan Jensen (185) vs Court McGee (184.5)
7. Tom Lawlor (185) vs Patrick Cote (185)
 

Preliminary Bouts:
8. Daniel Roberts (170) vs Mike Guymon (170)
9. Paul Taylor (155) vs Sam Stout (155.5)
10. Dongi Yang (186) vs Chris Camozzi (185)
11. Gilbert Yvel (249) vs Jon Madsen (254.5)

 

 

MMA News Links

10-23-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Bobby Voelker TKOs Roger Bowling at Strikeforce Challengers - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/22/bobby-voelker-tkos-roger-bowling-at-strikeforce-challengers/


Lesnar, Velasquez Official for UFC 121 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Lesnar-Velasquez-Official-for-UFC-121-27700


UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez (part 3 of 3) - The Main Event - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5484


Strikeforce Challengers 11 Live Play-By-Play & Results - http://www.mmarising.com/articles/2010/10/22/strikeforce-challengers-11-live-play-by-play-results/


Changes To Pancrase! Kawamura Becomes Representative Director - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=4122


Soul Searching Leads Sanchez Home, to Thiago at UFC 121 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Soul-Searching-Leads-Sanchez-Home-to-Thiago-at-UFC-121-27592


Josh Gross: Cover boys Couture, Fedor together during major week for MMA in L.A. - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/10/22/velasquez.fedor/index.html?eref=writers


Pablo Popovitch focused on No Gi and MMA - http://www.tatame.com/2010/10/21/Pablo-Popovitch-focused-on-No-Gi-and-MMA


UFC 121 Storylines: The Cain Velasquez Marketing Campaign - http://mmapayout.com/2010/10/ufc-121-storylines-the-cain-velasquez-marketing-campaign/


Photo of the day: Dana is my hero - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/22/photo-of-the-day-dana-is-my-hero/


Paulo Thiago: "I hate losing" - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5481


Kiuma Kunioku To Face Maximo Blanco At SRC 15 - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/10/22/kiuma-kunioku-to-face-maximo-blanco-at-src-15/


‘Cage of Horrors’ Results - http://www.thefightgame.tv/cage_of_horrors_october_22_2010_results_pr.htm


Grappling Events - http://icompete.org/

 

 

MMA News Links

10-22-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Bellator 33 recap: Alvarez leaves Huerta on stool; Askren claims welterweight title - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21110/bellator-33-recap.mma


Brock Lesnar and the Star System: Can UFC Adjust to New Realities? - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/21/1765445/brock-lesnar-and-the-star-system-can-the-ufc-adjust-to-new-realities


Alvarez: Strikeforces Coker Trying to Protect Melendez - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Alvarez-Strikeforces-Coker-Trying-to-Protect-Melendez-27690


Strikeforce Challengers 11 preview and predictions for 'Bowling vs Voelker' - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/10/21/1767057/strikeforce-challengers-11-preview-and-predictions-for-bowling-vs


Pancrase 2010 Passion Tour - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=4111


UFC 121: Tito Ortiz Not Phased by Lack of Wins in His Last Four Fights - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/497995-ufc-121-tito-ortiz-not-phased-by-lack-of-wins-in-his-last-four-fights


Dana: "Team mates who won't fight each other must be scared of each other" - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5476


Jake Shields Thinks Former Showtime Employers Will Be Rooting for Him - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/21/jake-shields-thinks-former-showtime-employers-will-be-rooting-fo/


Changing BJJ Academies: Good or Bad Decision? - http://thefightworkspodcast.com/2010/10/22/changing-bjj-academies-good-or-bad-decision/


Under trainer's steady watch, Velasquez readies for Lesnar - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/10/21/velasquez.lesnar/index.html?eref=writers


Dana White: Frank Shamrock, youre a two-faced lying chump - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/21/dana-white-frank-shamrock-youre-a-two-faced-lying-chump/


Polar Bear Crossing- Cole Konrad talks Bellator offseason, Wrestling to MMA, & training camps with Brock Lesnar - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1278


This Friday night at 8:00 pm EST tune in to G4 for the latest Muay Thai Champion of Champions... - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/20/1764741/this-friday-night-at-8-00-pm-est-tune-in-to-g4-for-the-latest-muay


UFC president Dana White hints at Olympic MMA progress, won't lead efforts - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21098/ufc-president-dana-white-hints-at-olympic-mma-progress-wont-lead-efforts.mma


X-1 World Events returns to Hawaii with Po'ai Suganuma vs. San Soo Lee tournament finals - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1277


Reserve Fight Set! Saitama Super Arena On NYE - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=4118


WEC 53: Donald Cerrone vs Chris Horodecki booked for Dec. 16 in Arizona - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/10/21/1766002/wec-53-donald-cerrone-meets-chris-horodecki-on-dec-16-in-arizona


More Dynamite Rumors: Mousasi v. Ishii, Aoki v. Omigawa, and Overeem - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/21/1766822/more-dynamite-rumors-mousasi-v-ishii-aoki-v-omigawa-and-overeem


Tough Start for Canada at World Junior Judo Championship - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/8437/tough_start_for_canada_at_world_junior_judo_championship


UFC returns to Las Vegas on July 2, eyes Abu Dhabi in March - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21105/ufc-returns-to-las-vegas-on-july-2-eyes-abu-dhabi-in-march.mma

 

 

MMA News Links

10-21-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

TUF 12 Episode Six Recap - http://www.ufc.com/news/TUF-12-Episode-Six-Recap


Chris Leben Reportedly Arrested on Suspicion of Driving Under the Influence - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/21/chris-leben-arrested-on-suspicion-of-driving-under-the-influence/


Jean-Claude Van Damme Update: Turns 50, Didn't Suffer Heart Attack, Will Fight in July - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/20/1764044/jean-claude-van-damme-update-turns-50-didnt-suffer-heart-attack-will


Bellator 33 weigh in results for 'Alvarez vs Huerta' - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/10/21/1765039/bellator-33-weigh-in-results-for-alvarez-vs-huerta


Ortiz Healthy for First Time in Seven Years - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Ortiz-Healthy-for-First-Time-in-Seven-Years-27659


TUF 12: The Aftermath - Win or Die - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/21/1765213/tuf-12-the-aftermath-win-or-die


The Worlds Greatest McDojo - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/1/The-Worlds-Greatest-McDojo-27665


Team Koscheck takes it on the chin at TUF - http://www.sportsnet.ca/mma/2010/10/21/tuf_koscheck/?utm_source=MMA lineup RSS-Images&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=Team Koscheck takes it on the chin at TUF


Dana White Previews UFC 121, Fires Back at Frank Shamrock - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/20/dana-white-previews-ufc-121-fires-back-at-frank-shamrock/


Josh Gross: Cover boys Couture, Fedor together during major week for MMA in L.A. - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/10/20/velasquez.fedor/index.html?eref=writers


UFC boss supports Couture's decision to walk away but OK with further in-cage exploits - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21092/ufc-boss-supports-coutures-decision-to-walk-away-but-ok-with-further-in-cage-exploits.mma


An Arrival Long Anticipated - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/An-Arrival-Long-Anticipated-27594


Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez: Paul Heyman Explains Why Lesnar Is Unbeatable - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/497280-brock-lesnar-vs-cain-velasquez-paul-heyman-expains-why-lesnar-is-unbeatable


Dana: "GSP would fight Condit, corner teams would work itself out" - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5469


GOOD4U Drinks Banned by UFC - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/19/good4u-drinks-banned-by-ufc/


Battle of Styles Redux: The Pride Years, Nationality, and Wrestling - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/19/1760924/battle-of-styles-redux-the-pride-years-nationality-and-wrestling


UFC's Pat Barry eyes 2011 return to action, even if fingers not back at full length - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21086/ufcs-pat-barry-eyes-2011-return-to-action-even-if-fingers-not-back-at-full-length.mma


UFC extends THQ deal to 2018 - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5470


Kala 'Kolohe' Hose Set for Action on Nov. 6 X-1 Card in Honolulu - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/8414/kala_kolohe_hose_set_for_action_on_nov_6_x1_card_in_honolulu


Wrestling Across Continents: How MMA Matches are Fought in America and Japan - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/20/1763311/wrestling-across-continents-how-mma-matches-are-fought-in-america-and

 

 

No Holds Barred: Eddie Alvarez, Roger Huerta, Lyman Good, Ben Askren, Bellator 33 Preview

10-20-2010

Denver, CO

http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2010-10-19T18_36_49-07_00


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with the main event fighters on what should be an outstanding mixed martial arts card, Bellator 33, which takes place Thursday, October 21, 2010, at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and will be televised in the U.S. on Fox Sports Net.

Topping that card, the lightweight champion of the Bellator Fighting Championships, Eddie Alvarez, will take on veteran Roger Huerta in a non-title superfight. Also, the unbeaten welterweight champion of the Bellator Fighting Championships, Lyman Good, will defend his title against the unbeaten welterweight tournament winner, Ben Askren.

To help preview this card, we got comments and analysis from all four of these fighters. We spoke with Eddie Alvarez by phone on Tuesday afternoon, and Roger Huerta, Lyman Good, and Ben Askren on a recent Bellator media conference call.

Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=150801513&s=143441

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

 

 

MMA News Links

10-20-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

UFC Gym's Mark Mastrov says new training centers target "blue-collar" types - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21081/ufc-gyms-mark-mastrov-says-new-training-centers-target-blue-collar-types.mma


UFC Fan Expo in London Disappoints Industry Partners - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/19/1758768/ufc-fan-expo-in-london-disappoints-industry-partners


After Virtual Fight, Emelianenko and Couture Discuss Uncertain Futures - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/19/after-virtual-fight-emelianenko-and-couture-discuss-uncertain-f/


Ex-Fury Promoter Claims Innocence, Blames Setup - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/10/19/ex-fury-promoter-claims-innocence-blames-setup/


UFC 121 Preview: The Main Card - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/UFC-121-Preview-The-Main-Card-27607


UFC 121: What Would a Third Consecutive Loss Mean for Diego Sanchez? - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/496153-ufc-121-what-would-a-third-consecutive-loss-mean-for-diego-sanchez


Gilbert Yvel - The Ivory Anniversary - http://www.ufc.com/news/Gilbert-Yvel-The-Ivory-Anniversary


UFC 121: Tito Ortiz flirting with obsolescence - http://espn.go.com/extra/mma/blog/_/name/mma/id/5704472/tito-ortiz-flirting-obsolescence?campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines


Rage in the Cage 145 results - Eddie Arizmendi & Matt Lucas earn impressive round one finishes - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1274


Drive Meets Opportunity for Velasquez at UFC 121 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Drive-Meets-Opportunity-for-Velasquez-at-UFC-121-27583


Battle of Styles Redux: The Pride Years, Nationality, and Wrestling - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/19/1760924/battle-of-styles-redux-the-pride-years-nationality-and-wrestling


NJPW Vs. PancraseISM! Year End Event Shaping Up - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=4094


Drive Meets Opportunity for Velasquez at UFC 121 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Drive-Meets-Opportunity-for-Velasquez-at-UFC-121-27583


Wolfslair coach: "Kongo is not a dirty fighter" - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5462


Bellator's Rebney: Live TV Deal a Must for Next Season - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/19/bellators-rebney-live-tv-deal-a-must-no-obstacles-to-alvarez/


South Korean, Jung Hwan Cha, has been in a traffic accident and will not be able to rematch, Ryo... - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/19/1762425/south-korean-jung-hwan-cha-has-been-in-a-traffic-accident-and-will


Report: Jose Aldos management team turned down offer to fight UFCs Kenny Florian - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/19/report-jose-aldos-management-team-turned-down-offer-to-fight-ufcs-kenny-florian/


A midlife MMA crisis - http://espn.go.com/extra/mma/blog/_/name/mma/id/5704382/a-midlife-mma-crisis?campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines


Snapshot of the Day: K-1 World MAX 2010 Poster - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/20/1763029/snapshot-of-the-day-k-1-world-max-2010-poster

 

 

MMA News Links

10-19-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Road Less Traveled: Korea's Newest MMA Promotion Takes a Different Path - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/18/1759020/road-less-traveled-koreas-newest-mma-promotion-takes-a-different-path


Strikeforce on Verge of Deals With Fedor and Dave Bautista? - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/18/1759608/strikeforce-on-verge-of-deals-with-fedor-and-dave-bautista


Jardine Headlines Nemesis Fighting Event Nov. 13 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Jardine-Headlines-Nemesis-Fighting-Event-Nov-13-27600


Frank Shamrock Blames Dana White for Negative Perception of MMA in New York - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/18/frank-shamrock-blames-for-negative-perception-of-mma-in-new-york/


Third UFC gym to open early 2011; "We can't open these things fast enough" - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5453


Why didn't UFC 120 air live on Spike TV? Broadcast format to blame - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21061/why-didnt-ufc-120-air-live-on-spike-tv-broadcast-format-to-blame.mma


TUF 12: Nam Phan Talks Spencer Paige Fight, Bruce Leroy Prank, Josh Koscheck - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/494409-tuf-12-nam-phan-talks-spencer-paige-fight-bruce-leroy-prank-josh-koscheck


Jessica Pene To Face Amy Davis On November 19th - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/10/18/jessica-pene-to-face-amy-davis-on-november-19th/


Megumi Fujii Faces Zoila Frausto for Bellator’s Female 115 lbs. Title - http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2010/10/18/megumi-fujii-faces-zoila-frausto-for-bellators-female-115-lbs-title/


Deep Thoughts by War Machine: Part 9 - http://www.galsguidetomma.com/2010/10/18/1758857/deep-thoughts-by-war-machine-part-9


Stitch Duran says he would have broken Chuck Norris' arm! - http://www.sportsbythenumbersmma.com/2010/10/stitch-duran-says-he-would-have-broken.html


Battle of Styles: Wrestling Dominates Other Martial Arts - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/18/1757447/battle-of-styles-wrestling-dominates-other-martial-arts


EA Sports MMA for iPhone and iPod Touch – A first look - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/18/ea-sports-mma-for-iphone-and-ipod-touch-a-first-look/http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/18/ea-sports-mma-for-iphone-and-ipod-touch-a-first-look/


New JMMA Promotion VOLTAGE Born! PRIDE Rules Plus Elbows - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=4085


Schnaub Ready to Step Up Against Gonzaga - http://www.ufc.com/news/Schaub-Ready-to-Step-Up-Against-Gonzaga


Bellator, Bellator Wherefore Art Thou Bellator? - http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2010/10/18/bellator-bellator-wherefore-art-thou-bellator/


Alistair Overeem Will Not Defend Strikeforce Title Until 2011: Fedor Opponent? - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/494351-alistair-overeem-will-not-defend-strikeforce-title-until-2011-fedor-opponent


Chase Beebe chokes out prospect Jared McMahan at Chicago Cagefighting Championship 2 - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1268


Falling Action: Best and Worst of UFC 120 - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/18/falling-action-best-and-worst-of-ufc-120/

 

 

RMBJJF - 5TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CUP NEWS

10-18-2010

Denver, CO

By Sheldon Marr (Grappler's Edge)
 

(Front Row L-R) Nick Marr, Brett Tellis, Leo Snow, Jess Zobeck, Coach Sheldon Marr, (Back Row L-R) Mike Trujillo, Brandon Ruiz, Shane Cross, Coach Thiago Detanico, Adrian Valenzuela.

 


7X Pancrase USA National Team Champions Grappler's Edge proved once again to be the top Grappling Team in the region is by dominating the competition at the Rocky Mountain Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (RMBJJF)'s "5th Annual National Cup" held on Oct. 16, 2010 at Arvada High School, Arvada, CO.

Team Edge entered 8 Competitors, and came home with 11 medals... and 8 of them GOLD!!!

Team Edge Winners were:

Jess Zobeck Advanced -127 GOLD

Leo Snow Advanced -140 SILVER

Brett Tellis Advanced -150 SILVER

Nick Marr Advanced -167 GOLD

Shane Cross Advanced -182 GOLD

Brandon Ruiz Advanced +220 GOLD

Nick Marr ADV -180 Advanced Absolute GOLD

Brandon Ruiz ADV +180 Advanced Absolute GOLD

Adrian Valenzuela Beginners -150 SILVER

Mike Trujillo Beginners -182 GOLD

Bret Tellis -150 (Gi) GOLD

CONGRATULATIONS TEAM!!!

 

 

MMA News Links

10-18-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

UFC brass: British MMA far from dead, local talent not required for expansion - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21053/ufc-brass-british-mma-far-from-dead-local-talent-not-required-for-expansion.mma


DEEP 50 Impact Fight Card - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/18/1758578/deep-50-impact-fight-card


UFC 121 Preview: Tito Ortiz Talks About Matt Hamill and Chuck Liddell - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/18/1758513/ufc-121-preview-tito-ortiz-talks-about-matt-hamill-and-chuck-liddell


UFC 121: What Gabriel Gonzaga Must Do To Beat Brendan Schaub - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/494054-ufc-121-what-gabriel-gonzaga-must-do-to-beat-brendan-schaub


UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock Victorious in Lousiana - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/17/1756949/ufc-hall-of-famer-ken-shamrock-victorious-in-lousiana


Marquardt Holds No Hard Feelings Towards Sonnen - http://www.sherdog.com/videos/videointerview/Marquardt-Holds-No-Hard-Feelings-Towards-Sonnen-2687


Quebec's Tritton Dominates But Loses at Rotterdam Judo GP - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/8359/quebecs_tritton_dominates_but_loses_at_rotterdam_judo_gp


Josh Gross: UFC 120 leaves MMA future in UK lukewarm - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/10/17/ufc120.five.things/index.html?eref=writers


Arona: “I want to fight abroad, not in Brazil” - http://www.tatame.com/2010/10/16/Arona--I-want-to-fight-abroad-not-in-Brazil


MMA Judging: The Debate Continues - http://www.mmahq.com/blog/2010/10/18/mma-judging-the-debate-continues/


Who Is The Raiden Of The 21st Century?! The 15th Trial - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=4080


UFC 122 Trailer: Marquardt vs. Okami - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/17/1758276/ufc-122-trailer-marquardt-vs-okami


American Top Team teams with exercise manufacturer - http://mmapayout.com/2010/10/american-top-team-teams-with-exercise-manufacturer/

 

 

UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama - Results

10-17-2010

Denver, CO

 

From the O2 Arena in London, England.

 

UFC 120 RESULTS:

Main Card Bouts:

1. Michael Bisping defeated Yoshihiro Akiyama by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2. Carlos Condit KOed Dan Hardy at 4:27 of rd 1
3. Mike Pyle defeated John Hathaway by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
4. Travis Browne vs. Cheick Kongo was judged a draw (28-28, 28-28, 28-28)
5. Claude Patrick defeated James Wilks by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Bouts:
6. Alexander Gustafsson defeated Cyrille Diabate by rear choke at 2:41 of rd 2
7. Rob Broughton defeated Vinicius Quieroz by rear choke at 1:43 of rd 3
8. Paul Sass defeated Mark Holst by triangle choke at 4:45 of rd 1
9. Spencer Fisher defeated Curt Warburton by unanimous decision
10. Fabio Maldonado defeated James McSweeney by TKO at :48 seconds of rd 3

 

 

MMA News Links

10-17-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Dana White Looks Back at UFC 120, Set to Travel With Vice President Biden - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/16/dana-white-looks-back-at-ufc-120-set-to-travel-with-vice-presid/


A Bad Night for British MMA: UFC 120 Delivers, Fighters Don't - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/17/1756544/a-bad-night-for-british-mma-ufc-120-delivers-fighters-dont


UFC 120 bonuses: Bisping, Akiyama, Condit and Sass earn $60K awards (Updated) - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21046/ufc-120-bonuses-bisping-akiyama-condit-and-sass-earn-50k-fighter-awards.mma


UFC 120 reportedly sets European attendance record with 17,133 at The O2 - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21047/ufc-120-reportedly-sets-european-attendance-record.mma


Condit Wants Winner of Kampmann vs. Shields - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/Condit-Wants-Winner-of-Kampmann-vs-Shields-27560


UFC 120 FightMetric statistics illustrate Michael Bisping's unanimous decision win over Yoshihiro Akiyama - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/10/16/1756521/ufc-120-fightmetric-statistics-illustrate-michael-bispings-unanimous


Fan Support Tempers KO Loss for Hardy - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/Fan-Support-Tempers-KO-Loss-for-Hardy-27561


Josh Gross: UFC 120 leaves MMA future in UK in doubt - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/10/17/ufc120.five.things/index.html?eref=writers


British MMA Fight Scene Still Developing Following UFC 120 - http://www.mmahq.com/blog/2010/10/17/british-mma-fight-scene-still-developing-following-ufc-120/


Carlos Condit Looking for Winner of Kampmann-Shields Next - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/16/carlos-condit-looking-for-winner-of-kampmann-shields-next/


Tara LaRosa To Face Takayo Hashi On November 24 - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/10/15/tara-larosa-to-face-takayo-hashi-on-november-24/


Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader Still Expected Super Bowl Weekend - http://www.mmahq.com/blog/2010/10/17/jon-jones-vs-ryan-bader-still-expected-super-bowl-weekend/


MMA Fighters, What's With The Attitude? - http://blog.mmaratings.net/2010/10/mma-fighters-whats-with-attitude.html


Michihiro Omigawa Offered WEC 53 Bout, Wants Shinya Aoki - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/17/1756744/michihiro-omigawa-offered-wec-53-bout-wants-shinya-aoki


Long Beach Fight Night - http://www.longbeachfightnight.com/fighters.php


Big Shootboxing S-Cup News Including the Return of Buakaw - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/16/1753805/big-shootboxing-s-cup-news-including-the-return-of-buakaw

 

 

RMBJJF: 5th US National Cup - Today in Arvada, CO

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU AND SUBMISSION GRAPPLING TOURNAMENTS

10-16-2010, Denver, CO

Event date: October 16th, 2010, Time: Doors open at 9:00am Start: 10:00am

Venue: Arvada High School, 7951 W 65th Ave, Arvada, CO 80004

 

 

UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama - Today in London. Free on Spike TV

10-16-2010, Denver, CO

Event Date: September 16th, 8PM EST/PST

Venue: The O2, London England

 

Main Event:
1. Yoshihiro Akiyama (185) VS Michael Bisping (185)

Spike TV:

2. Carlos Condit (170) VS Dan Hardy (171)
3. Mike Pyle (170) VS John Hathaway (171)
4. Travis Browne (251) VS Cheick Kongo (228)
5. Claude Patrick (171) VS James Wilks (170)

Prelims:
6. Alexander Gustafsson (204) VS Cyrille Diabate (204)
7. Vinicius Queiroz (239) VS Rob Broughton (257)
8. Mark Holst (155) VS Paul Sass (155)
9. Curt Warburton (154) VS Spencer Fisher (155)
10. Fabio Maldonado (204) VS James McSweeney (205

 

 

MMA News Links

10-16-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Bisping, Akiyama on Target for UFC 120 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Bisping-Akiyama-on-Target-for-UFC-120-27537


UFC 120 preview: Can new coaches change trajectory of Bisping vs. Akiyama? - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21030/ufc-120-preview-can-new-coaches-change-trajectory-of-bisping-vs-akiyama.mma


UFC 120 Weigh-In Highlight Video - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/15/ufc-120-weigh-in-highlight-video/


Sara McMann – From the Olympics to the Cage - http://www.fightergirls.com/news.asp?ID=623


Cain Velasquez: Is The UFC Marketing of His Fight with Brock Lesnar an Issue? - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/492667-cain-velasquez-is-the-ufc-marketing-of-his-fight-with-brock-lesnar-an-issue


UFC targeting attendance record with April show at Toronto's Rogers Centre - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21040/ufc-targeting-attendance-record-with-april-show-at-torontos-rogers-centre.mma


Brocktober Continues: The Wrestling Career of Brock Lesnar - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/14/1750859/brocktober-continues-the-wrestling-career-of-brock-lesnar


Latest MMA Schedule - Makdessi Debuts at UFC 124 - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/2895/latest_mma_schedule__makdessi_debuts_at_ufc_124


Promoter Jason Heit in Action at AFC 4 on The Fight Network - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/8352/promoter_jason_heit_in_action_at_afc_4_on_the_fight_network


‘Mayday’ McDonald Ready For Big Day - http://www.wec.tv/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=85499


UFC's 10 Most Marketable International Fighters - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/490884-ufc-120-the-ufcs-10-most-marketable-international-fighters


Unheard Of?! Road FC Paying All Fighters In Advance - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=4070


Deep Thoughts by War Machine: Part 8 - http://www.galsguidetomma.com/2010/10/14/1751431/deep-thoughts-by-war-machine-part-8


Dana White: ‘With Fedor I Never Say Never’ - http://www.mmaconvert.com/2010/10/15/dana-white-with-fedor-i-never-say-never/


Stanislav Nedkov will have to wait just a little longer to make his UFC debut - http://middleeasy.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3150:stanislav-nedkov-will-have-to-wait-just-a-little-longer-to-make-his-ufc-debut&catid=36:fighter


Arianny looks celestial in new Playboy pictorial - http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-news/Arianny-looks-celestial-in-new-Playboy-pictorial.html


The Tank Abbott Image and Writing about MMA - http://mmaopinion.com/2010/10/15/the-tank-abbott-image-and-writing-about-mma/


Sights and Sounds of UK UFC Fan Expo - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/15/sights-and-sounds-of-uk-ufc-fan-expo/


UFC expansion update: Abu Dhabi return planned for 2011, India and Brazil targeted - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21036/ufc-expansion-update-abu-dhabi-return-planned-for-2011-india-and-brazil-targeted.mma

 

 

No Holds Barred: Declan Hill on Proposal for International Anti-Corruption Agency for Sports
10-15-2010
Pancrase Newswire
Denver, CO

http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2010-10-14T12_54_57-07_00


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with investigative journalist, documentary maker, and academic Declan Hill (http://declanhill.com).

He is the author of the best-selling book "The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime". He also spoke at the recent meeting of the European ministers of sport in Baku, Azerbaijan, about the need for an international agency to fight corruption in sport, similar to what the World Anti-Doping Agency does regarding doping. The European ministers of sport unanimously passed a resolution asking the Council of Europe to help set up such an international agency, and now plans are in the works to carry this out.

In a ground-breaking discussion, we spoke Thursday afternoon with Declan Hill about corruption in sports and what to do about it. He explained how this corruption in sports is largely the result of the influence of illegal gambling operations, and how legalized and regulated sports gambling would help greatly reduce it, along with ending the exploitation of underpaid athletes. We discussed how such an agency could affect the poorly regulated or even unregulated combat sports, which usually have no central leagues like most other sports do. He also explained that while establishing such an agency will be a lengthy process, it is imperative that it be done, even for sports where illegal gambling is not yet considered to have had a major corrupting influence.

Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=150801513&s=143441

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

 

 

MMA News Links

10-15-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Cheick Kongo: 50 percent of MMA fighters take steroids - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/10/14/1752246/cheick-kongo-50-percent-of-mma-fighters-take-steroids


Bellator 32 recap: Konrad takes title with sub; new champ Makovsky earns decision - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21026/bellator-32-recap-konrad-takes-title-with-sub-new-champ-makovsky-earns-decision.mma


Cole Konrad, Zach Makovsky Capture Bellator Titles - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/15/cole-konrad-zach-makovsky-capture-bellator-titles/


Silva’s coach happy with Sonnen’s doping - http://www.tatame.com/2010/10/12/Ramon-Lemos


UFC 120 Preview - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/491597-ufc-120-preview


Michael Bisping: Reluctantly Mellow - http://www.ufc.com/news/Michael-Bisping-Reluctantly-Mellow


Full Speed Ahead for Yoshihiro Akiyama - http://www.ufc.com/news/Full-Speed-Ahead-for-Yoshihiro-Akiyama


Champ Brock Lesnar keeps revolving-door policy for UFC 121 fight camp - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21025/champ-brock-lesnar-keeps-revolving-door-policy-for-ufc-121-fight-camp.mma


Latest MMA Schedule - Final Card Announcment for DEEP 50 - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/2895/latest_mma_schedule__final_card_announcment_for_deep_50


Bisping looking at Marquardt or Okami if he beats Akiyama - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5447


Patrick "The Predator" Cote Training Camp With Mark Della Grotte for UFC 121  - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/491724-patrick-ldquothe-predatorrdquo-cote-training-camp-with-mark-dellagrotte-for-ufc-121


Scramblers Delight: Jake Shields and Ben Askren Train for Their Upcoming Bouts - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/15/1752519/scramblers-delight-jake-shields-and-ben-askren-train-for-their


Ten days, nine can't-miss MMA fights - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/10/14/upcoming.fights/index.html?eref=writers


Magomed 'The Eagle' Shikshabekov to Face Che Mills - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/8335/magomed_the_eagle_shikshabekov_to_face_che_mills


No Pep Talks Necessary - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/No-Pep-Talks-Necessary-27492


More Fights Added To December UFC 124 Card - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/10/14/more-fights-added-to-december-ufc-124-card/


"The Ultimate Fighter 12" episode No. 5 ratings: season-high 1.9 million viewers - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21023/the-ultimate-fighter-12-episode-no-5-ratings-earn-season-high-1-9-million-viewers.mma


Will Ribeiro: Former WEC Star Now Fighting Much Tougher Battle - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/491792-will-ribeiro-former-wec-star-now-fighting-much-tougher-battle

 

 

No Holds Barred: George Hero, Midwood Wrestling Exhibition 2010, MMA, and Pindar the Poet of Ancient Greece
10-14-2010
Denver, CO

http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2010-10-13T01_55_10-07_00


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again speaks with the legendary coach and founder of the Midwood High School wrestling team in Brooklyn, New York, George Hero.

Coach Hero will be one of the many current and former Midwood wrestlers, alumni, and coaches who will be competing at the Midwood Wrestling Exhibition 2010, this Saturday, October 16, beginning at noon, at the Midwood High School Gymnasium at 2839 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn. This event will feature folkstyle, freestyle, and Greco-Roman wrestling. Coach Hero will be facing heavyweight Yuriy Petriv in the main event in a match held under NCAA rules, and with special guest referee Bob Backlund, a 1971 NCAA Div. II national champion at North Dakota State University before going into the WWWF.

There is a Facebook page with more information on this event here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=137078449650607.

We had an enlightening and wide-ranging discussion Tuesday night with Coach Hero about the importance of this event, wrestling, and the combat sports in general. We discussed how these combat sports greatly benefit both the mind and body, and build positive values, which is especially important now in a culture which emphasizes so much negativity. We refuted many of the claims of the critics of mixed martial arts in New York, where the politicians are still keeping this sport illegal. We noted the many ways wrestling and mixed martial arts are very closely linked. And he discussed how Midwood Wrestling and the Beat The Streets organization are bringing many youths into wrestling programs for the first time.

Coach Hero also stated, "We have to go back to the ancient Greek ideals about athletics." He recommends to his athletes that they study the writings of Pindar, the great lyric poet of ancient Greece, whose writings include commentary on the Olympics and other athletic events of his era. So we read an excerpt from Pindar, and encouraged others to learn from this classic poet as well.

Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=150801513&s=143441

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

 

 

MMA News Links

10-14-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

TUF 12 Episode Five Recap - http://www.ufc.com/news/TUF-12-Episode-Five-Recap


Dana White Addresses Oxford Union Society - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/13/dana-white-addresses-oxford-union-society/


Akiyama Taps into The Force - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/Akiyama-Taps-into-The-Force-27489


Eric 'It's a Wrap' Reynolds: Taking His Game to Russia - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/8321/eric_its_a_wrap_reynolds_taking_his_game_to_russia


Spy Games: Bisping and Akiyama camps sneak a look at each other - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5439


Is Dan Hardy Looking Past Carlos Condit? - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/13/1750298/ufc-120-preview-is-dan-hardy-looking-past-carlos-condit


Dan Hardy - Nobody's Safe - http://www.ufc.com/news/Dan-Hardy-Nobody-Safe


How Sentimentalism Changes Our Feelings About Fighters - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/13/1750253/how-sentimentalism-changes-our-feelings-about-fighters


The 'MMA fighter' as new bogeyman - http://espn.go.com/extra/mma/blog/_/name/mma/id/5682591/the-mma-fighter-new-bogeyman?campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines


Heath to Tangle with Teixeira at MFC 27: Breaking Point - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/8320/heath_to_tangle_with_teixeira_at_mfc_27_breaking_point


Maldonado on James McSweeney: "I want an all-out brawl" - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5440


Artur Kyshenko v. Marcus Oberg Set for November 27 - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/13/1749898/artur-kyshenko-v-marcus-oberg-set-for-november-27


Josh Gross: Five things we learned at Strikeforce - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/10/10/sat.strikeforce/index.html?eref=writers


Greater than Gretzky? - http://www.sportsnet.ca/mma/2010/10/13/ferraro_gretzky/?source=topstories


Five star 170 lb. prospects Doug Lima & Ryan Ford booked in separate bouts at MFC 27 in Edmonton - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1260


Can Carlos Condit and Yoshihiro Akiyama Upset the Brits in Their House? - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/490940-ufc-120-can-carlos-condit-and-yoshihiro-akiyama-upset-the-brits-in-their-house


Fight Path: Bellator 33's Rick Hawn applying Olympic lessons to MMA career - http://mmajunkie.com/news/21012/fight-path-bellator-33s-rick-hawn-applying-olympic-lessons-to-mma-career.mma


Dan Hardy Wonders Whether There's More to Carlos Condit's Travel Issues - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/13/dan-hardy-wonder-whether-theres-more-to-carlos-condits-travel/

 

 

MMA News Links

10-13-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Dan Hardy on Carlos Condit: "My biggest concern is he'll fight a Greg Jackson style fight" - http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-news/Dan-Hardy-on-Carlos-Condit-My-biggest-concern-is-hell-fight-a-Greg-Jackson-style-fight.html


Kenny Robertson Out of UFC 122 Debut Against Pascal Krauss - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/12/kenny-robertson-out-of-ufc-122-debut-against-pascal-krauss/


UFC 119 Fighters Test Clean - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-119-Fighters-Test-Clean-27460


Latest MMA Schedule - Guida vs. Gomi at UFC 125 - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/2895/latest_mma_schedule__guida_vs_gomi_at_ufc_125


Marloes Coenen Receives Hero’s Welcome In Amsterdam - http://www.mmaconvert.com/2010/10/12/marloes-coenen-receives-heros-welcome-in-amsterdam/


UFC 120's Carlos Condit says Dan Hardy "made a big miscalculation" - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20988/ufc-120s-carlos-condit-says-dan-hardy-made-a-big-miscalculation.mma


Jakes Shields Likely to Get Title Shot with UFC 121 Win - http://mmafrenzy.com/16221/jakes-shields-likely-to-get-title-shot-with-ufc-121-win/


Alexei Nazarov: Restoring Momentum - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/12/alexei-nazarov-restoring-momentum/


Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons 2 Peaks at 509,000 Viewers - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/12/1747852/strikeforce-diaz-vs-noons-2-draws-509000-viewers


Jewels: “Tenth Ring” Results & Recap - http://www.mmarising.com/articles/2010/10/10/jewels-tenth-ring-results-recap/


Exec: UFC's first trip to Toronto likely for mid-year 2011 - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20986/exec-ufcs-first-trip-to-toronto-likely-for-mid-year-2011.mma


Wanderlei and Shogun Campaigning For Ninja in the UFC - http://www.cagepotato.com/wanderlei-silva-tells-chael-sonnen-watch-his-mouth-when-talking-about-brazil-0


Why Dan Hardy vs Carlos Condit Should Be the Headline Fight at UFC 120 - http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2010/10/12/why-dan-hardy-vs-carlos-condit-should-be-the-headline-fight-at-ufc-120/


Three things you should know about Herschel Walker - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/12/three-things-you-should-know-about-herschel-walker/


A rundown of our current Womens Division Dominance List - http://www.fightmatrix.com/2010/10/12/a-rundown-of-our-current-womens-division-dominance-list/


Steve Cantwell Begins Again - http://www.ufc.com/news/Steve-Cantwell-Begins-Again


Jewels Lightweight Queen Semi-Final Matchups Set - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/10/11/jewels-lightweight-queen-semi-final-matchups-set/

 

 

MMA News Links

10-12-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

UFC 120: Dan Hardy vs. Carlos Condit In-Depth Preview - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/11/1746145/ufc-120-dan-hardy-vs-carlos-condit-in-depth-preview


Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons 2 Fighter Salaries - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/11/strikeforce-diaz-vs-noons-2-fighter-salaries/


Break Down the Walls - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/Break-Down-the-Walls-27457


Callifornia State Athletic Commission (CSAC) releases the gate and attendance for Strikeforce: "Diaz... - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/10/11/1745339/california-state-athletic-commission-csac-releases-the-gate-and


"The Reem": Alistair Overeem Documentary - Episode 7 and 8 - http://www.thereem.com/


Ultimate Mustache Fighter on Fallon Tues - http://www.ufc.com/news/Ultimate-Mustache-Fighter-on-Jimmy-Fallon-Tonight


 Marloes Coenen Talks Womens MMA - http://blog.mmaratings.net/2010/09/marloes-rumina-coenen-talks-tate.html


Fight Card Announced for Hard Knocks Fighting 9 on Nov. 5 - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/8301/fight_card_announced_for_hard_knocks_fighting_9_on_nov_5


Too Much of a Good Thing? 7 UFC Events in Next 12 Weeks - http://communities.canada.com/theprovince/blogs/keyboard-kimura/archive/2010/10/11/too-much-of-a-good-thing-7-ufc-events-in-next-12-weeks.aspx


Joseph Benavidez vs. Wagnney Fabiano Booked for WEC 52 - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/11/joseph-benavidez-vs-wagnney-fabiano-booked-for-wec-52/


Herman Cautiously Optimistic After Two Knee Surgeries - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Herman-Cautiously-Optimistic-After-Two-Knee-Surgeries-27455


UFC sues British man over online streaming of events - http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2010/oct/11/ufc-sues-british-man-over-online-streaming-events/


Ronys Torres: "I won't let my UFC dream die" - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5420


"Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons 2" re-airs Tuesday on Showtime 2 - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20965/strikeforce-diaz-vs-noons-2-re-airs-tuesday-on-showtime-2.mma


International spotlight 18 year old Marcin Held earns second round sub at IFF in Poland - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1255


The Brazilians Of Dynamite!! Melendez Vs. Aoki 2 Possibility Rising - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=4037


Jon Fitch Wants the Winner of UFC 121: Jake Shields vs. Martin Kampmann - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/11/1745764/jon-fitch-wants-the-winner-of-ufc-121-jake-shields-vs-martin-kampmann


Fedor: "I am an ordinary human being, I don't have a halo" - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5421

 

 

No Holds Barred: Tyron Woodley
10-11-2010
Denver, CO

http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2010-10-10T10_45_21-07_00


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with unbeaten Strikeforce mixed martial arts fighter Tyron Woodley (http://www.tyronwoodley.com).

He registered his first knockout win in his eight victories by stopping former world and Pan American jiu-jitsu champion Andre Galvao in just 1:48 of the first round of their Strikeforce fight on Saturday, October 9, 2010, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, and shown in the U.S. on Showtime.

We spoke with Tyron Woodley, a two-time Division I All-American wrestler at the University of Missouri and a Big 12 champion, by phone Sunday morning. We discussed, of course, his dominating and quick victory. He explained how he has become a well-rounded fighter after having won six of his first seven wins by submission, and how close he believes he is to a title shot in the welterweight (170-pound) division in Strikeforce. He also emphasized that he would like to fight next on the December 4 Strikeforce card in St. Louis in his home state of Missouri.

Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=150801513&s=143441

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

 

 

MMA News Links

10-11-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Bobby Lashley's Strikeforce Contract Has Expired - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/11/1743383/bobby-lashleys-strikeforce-contract-has-expired


Gomi-Guida Lined up for UFC New Year's Day Card - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Gomi-Guida-Lined-up-for-UFC-New-Years-Day-Card-27429


Lesnar To Lashley: Pro Wrestling's Shameful and Successful In MMA - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/472937-lesnar-to-lashley-pro-wrestlings-shameful-and-successful-in-mma-video


Strikeforce, Sherdog, and EA Announce “MMA Fighter Exchange” Project - http://mmapayout.com/2010/10/strikeforce-sherdog-and-ea-announce-mma-fighter-exchange-project/


10 Thoughts From Struikeforce - http://www.heavy.com/mma/mma-commentary/2010/10/10-thoughts-from-strikeforce-diaz-vs-noons-2/


Photos: Gameness Fighting Championship VIII - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/10/photos-gameness-fighting-championship-viii/


The state of amateur MMA in 2010: An interview with JT Steele of the California Amateur MMA Organization - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1252


Bellator 32: Konrad vs. Grove Fight Card - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/11/1743300/bellator-32-konrad-vs-grove-fight-card


K-1 World Grand Prix Final Arena Change; Sign of the Times? - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/10/1742863/k-1-world-grand-prix-final-arena-change-sign-of-the-times


Snapshot of the Day: Michael Bisping Leads the Attack at UFC 120 - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/10/1742251/snapshot-of-the-day-michael-bisping-leads-the-attack


What we learned at Strikeforce - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/10/10/sat.strikeforce/index.html?eref=writers#ixzz11ypGf6T7


Diaz-Miller rivalry continues backstage at Strikeforce event; Coker open to making fight - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20962/diaz-miller-rivalry-continues-backstage-at-strikeforce-event-coker-open-to-making-fight.mma


Randy Couture actively seeking movie roles, unsure of fighting future - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20956/randy-couture-actively-seeking-movie-roles-unsure-of-fighting-future.mma


IT'S SHOWTIME & Black Label file protest against Schilt - http://www.fansofk1.com/article?aID=3509&Category=1


Golden Glory's Bas Boon Replies to Simon Rutz's Allegations Against Semmy Schilt - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/10/1742364/golden-glorys-bas-boon-replies-to-simon-rutzs-allegations-against


Canada Wins Three Judo Medals in Baku - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/8284/canada_wins_three_judo_medals_in_baku


Mike Pyle: By the Time I'm Done with Hathaway, I'll Have Some U.K. Fans - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/10/mike-pyle-by-the-time-im-done-with-hathaway-ill-have-some-u/


Browne Working to Make His Dream a Reality - http://www.ufc.com/news/Browne-Working-to-Make-His-Dream-a-Reality

 

 

STRIKEFORCE RESULTS - NICK DIAZ RETAINS BELT

10-10-2010

Denver, CO


A grudge rematch lived up to its hype and more Saturday when Nick Diaz (22-7, 1 NC) of Stockton, Calif., won his eighth consecutive fight and retained his STRIKEFORCE welterweight championship with an exciting, crowd-pleasing five-round decision over KJ Noons (9-2) of San Diego, Calif. in a 25-minute slugfest at HP Pavilion on SHOWTIME® that SHOWTIME announcer Mauro Ranallo called “one of the most exciting stand-up contests in MMA history.’’

By winning a unanimous decision by the scores of 49-46, 49-47 and 48-47, Diaz evened the score with heated rival Noons, who defeated him by disputed first-round TKO on Nov. 7, 2007. Noons had a six-fight winning streak end.

The first bout ended in bloody controversy; the return bout was highlighted by high drama and intense two-way exchanges that left both proud, courageous fighters bloody and spent at the finish. Diaz was cut around the right eye and nose. Noons was cut around the nose and mouth.

In other results on the televised portion of the “Diaz vs. Noons II’’ event presented by STRIKEFORCE and Rockstar Energy Drink: Marlos Coenen (18-4) of The Netherlands captured the STRIKEFORCE Female Welterweight title with an impressive third-round submission (arm-bar) over previously unbeaten Sarah Kaufman (12-1) of Victoria, British Columbia; former STRIKEFORCE belt-holder Josh Thomson (18-3) of San Jose earned a hard-fought three-round decision over Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante (15-4-1) of Brazil in a battle of world-ranked lightweights and Tyron Woodley (8-0), of St. Louis, Mo., registered a 1:28, first-round knockout over Andre Galvao (5-2) of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in a matchup of up-and-coming welterweights.

“I knew I won the decision but I’m a little disappointed I didn’t finish him in the first round,’’ said Diaz, a Cesar Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt who only attempted a handful of takedowns.. “I’m a little surprised he hung in like he did because he took a lot of punishment. But he has a good chin.’’

Diaz was cut on the right eye early in the second round, but his corner did an excellent job of minimizing and controlling the cut and it was not a major factor for the most part the remainder of the bout.

“I was worried about the cut, but my corner told me it wasn’t a big deal,’’ he said. “I am not opposed to a third fight down the road if Noons wins a few fights. Whatever the fans want. Anything is possible.’’

Noons took the tough setback with class. “Honestly, he beat me fair and square. But I landed more punches than him. I out-struck him. Even though I got a little tired at the very end, I kept pushing all the way. I know I was getting to him. If they want a third fight, you know I’ll go for it.’’

Thomson, who may have earned himself a third fight with STRIKEFORCE World Lightweight Champion Gilbert Melendez, was happy with the win but unhappy with his performance.

“I probably could have fought much harder but JZ is a very dangerous guy and one of the best in the world and it was obviously very important for me to win so I played it a little safe,’’ Thomson said. “I felt this might go the distance but no way I won that fight, 30-27. He got me a few times, but I hurt more from his two headbutts (that required stitches).’’

Coenen, a strikingly attractive submission whiz, was pitching a shutout on all three judges’ scorecards after two rounds although some at press row had the fight even. After scoring her eighth career triumph by arm-bar, she was in near tears inside the cage.

“Like I said before, winning the world title can be a life-changing thing for me,’’ said Coenen, whose first defense is slated to be against Miesha Tate, who won a four-woman, one-night 135-pound elimination tournament earlier this year on STRIKEFORCE Challengers on SHOWTIME.

“Miesha won the tournament, she’s a great grappler and obviously very good,’’ Coenen said. “I will definitely have to stand with her. For tonight’s fight, I worked very hard. This is an unbelievable feeling.’’

A disappointed Kaufman took the defeat in stride but is hopeful of a rematch. “This kind of thing happens,’’ she said. “I made a mistake and Marloes capitalized. Up until then, I was fine and felt I was hurting her. She never hurt me. If I have to get back in line and win a fight or two to get a rematch, that’s what I’ll do. I’d love to fight her again.’’

Woodley entered the fight intent on proving his striking ability and he did, landing a couple of right hands as Galvao, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist, went for a takedown. Galvao made it to his feet, but was still woozy. When he attempted another takedown, Woodley delivered a few more shots, the ref stepped in and stopped it, and Woodley had registered his first pro KO win.

“I feel awesome,’’ said 5-foot-9, 28-year-old Woodley, a two-time All-American NCAA wrestler for the University of Missouri who was making his first start on the Saturday championship series after fighting three times on STRIKEFORCE Challengers. “I knew I hurt him but wasn’t sure if he was faking or not so I had to be patient.

“Strikeforce Challengers prepared me for this, and it is a tremendous win. But I really expected it to go a lot longer.’’

Saturday’s thrilling event will re-air as follows:
DAY CHANNEL - Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 10 p.m. ET/PT SHO2

The telecast also will be available On Demand beginning Tuesday, Oct. 12, and running through Oct. 25.

In Saturday’s non-televised professional results: James Terry (8-2), San Jose, unanimous decision (39-27, 30-27 and 30-26) over David Marshall (8-2), Sacramento, at 170 pounds; Josh McDonald (8-4), Concord, Calif., unanimous decision (29-28 three times) over Ron Keslar (5-3), San Jose, at 180 pounds; and Jean Bouscal (3-2), Dublin, Calif., submitted (arm-triangle choke) Luis Mendoza (0-1), San Jose, at 3:00 of first round at 155 pounds.

 

 

MMA News Links

10-10-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

KJ Noons Broke His Hand, Jaw in Title Fight Against Nick Diaz - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/10/kj-noons-broke-his-hand-jaw-in-title-fight-against-nick-diaz/


Marloes Coenen on Sarah Kaufman: 'I Didn't Feel Her Tapping' - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/10/marloes-coenen-on-sarah-kaufman-i-didnt-feel-her-tapping/


K.J. Noons praises Nick Diaz for Strikeforce win, in no rush for rubber match - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20961/noons-praises-diaz-for-strikeforce-win-in-no-rush-for-rubber-match.mma


New Strikeforce champ Coenen insists no foul play intended; draws Tate in 2011 - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20958/new-strikeforce-champ-coenen-insists-no-foul-play-intended-draws-tate-in-2011.mma


Erik Paulson: Brock Lesnar will be 150% ready for Cain Velasquez - http://chicagosmma.com/2010/10/erik-paulson-brock-lesnar-will-be-150-ready-for-cain-velasquez/


Spike TV to broadcast UFC 123 prelims - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5409


Jambo signs with MFC and eyes Daiju Takase - http://www.tatame.com/2010/10/09/Jambo-signs-with-MFC-and-eyes-Daiju-Takase


Fedor Emelianenko Says Fabricio Werdum Is Trying to Avoid Him and Delay the Rematch - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/10/1741667/fedor-emelianenko-says-fabricio-werdum-is-trying-to-avoid-him-and


Rough Stone GP Finalists Decided at Jewels 10th Ring - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/10/rough-stone-gp-finalists-decided-at-jewels-10th-ring/


Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons 2 Compustrike Numbers - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/10/1741466/strikeforce-diaz-vs-noons-2-compustrike-numbers


Top 10 British MMA Fighters in the Sport Today - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/479845-mma-top-10-british-mma-fighters-in-the-sport-today


Chuck "The Iceman" Lidell Sues MMA Authentics for $350,000 - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/486901-chuck-the-iceman-lidell-sues-mma-authentics-for-350000


Jacaré negotiating new deal with Strikeforce - http://www.tatame.com/2010/10/08/Jacare-negotiating-new-deal-with-Strikeforce


Tekturk Promotion presents Sarajevo Fight Night II - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/9/1740861/new-card-announcement-on-october-29-tekturk-promotion-presents

 

 

No Holds Barred: The Battle to Legalize Mixed Martial Arts in New York
10-09-2010
Denver, CO

http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2010-10-08T08_29_12-07_00


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman discusses what is happening in the ongoing battle to legalize mixed martial arts in the State of New York, where the sport has been illegal since 1997.

We review what we have found out about the positions on this issue of all seven candidates for New York governor who are on the ballot for this year's election on November 2. We explain the history of how mixed martial arts had originally been legalized in New York, and when and why it was banned. We discuss why this sport has had such a hard time becoming re-legalized in New York, and much more.

Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=150801513&s=143441

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

 

 

MMA News Links

10-09-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Exclusive: Silva vs. Belfort at UFC 126 - http://www.tatame.com/2010/10/08/Manager--Silva-vs-Belfort-at-UFC-126


"Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Noons 2" event preview: Diaz and Noons rekindle rivarly - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20940/strikeforce-diaz-vs-noons-2-event-preview-diaz-and-noons-rekindle-rivarly.mma


Video Interview – Marloes Coenen - http://www.fightergirls.com/news.asp?ID=621


Tweets of the Week - http://www.ufc.com/news/tweets-of-the-week-100810


Paul Heyman Done With Pro Wrestling, Signs Deal With EA Sports MMA - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/08/paul-heyman-done-with-pro-wrestling-signs-deal-with-ea-sports-m/


The Road Back: L.C. Davis Hungry To Rebound Against Assuncao - http://www.wec.tv/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=85466


Josh Thomson on Competing With the UFC and Why Fighters Need to Man Up and Fight - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/7/1736199/exclusive-josh-thomson-on-the-competing-with-the-ufc-and-why-fighters


Looks Can Be Deceiving, Coenen Warns - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Looks-Can-Be-Deceiving-Coenen-Warns-27406


Semmy Schilt Accused of Cheating: Will He Be Disqualified From GP? - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/8/1738654/semmy-schilt-accused-of-cheating-will-he-be-disqualified-from-gp


Overeem: "I hope Fedor reads this..." - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5410


Latest Kickboxing Schedule - Busy Weekend Ahead - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/2528/latest_kickboxing_schedule__busy_weekend_ahead


Enigmatic Strikeforce champ Diaz lives and fights on own terms - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/10/08/diaz.strikeforce/index.html?eref=writers


Indian Traditional Wrestling - http://infinitemma.com/index.php/news/indian_traditional_wrestling/


Dan Hardy Says He's Going to Choke Out Carlos Condit at UFC 120 - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/08/dan-hardy-says-hes-going-to-choke-out-carlos-condit-at-ufc-120/


Is Nate Diaz Being Punished by the UFC for Speaking His Mind? - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/486131-is-nate-diaz-being-punished-by-the-ufc-for-speaking-his-mind

 

 

MMA News Links

10-08-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Fury 2 Cancelled Amidst Embezzlement Allegations - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/10/07/fury-2-cancelled-amidst-embezzlement-allegations/


Coker Calls CBS Relationship Good, Will Revisit in Early 2011 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Coker-Calls-CBS-Relationship-Good-Will-Revisit-in-Early-2011-27365


Curt Warburton: The Deep End - http://www.ufc.com/news/Curt-Warburton-The-Deep-End


Strikeforce K.J. Noons vs. Nate Diaz: ESPN's primer - http://espn.go.com/extra/mma/blog/_/name/mma/id/5658398/espn-strikeforce-primer?campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines


November 14, Elite Boxing presents Thailand VS Germany from Ulm, Germany. This is the final 2010... - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/7/1737803/november-14-elite-boxing-presents-thailand-vs-germany-from-ulm


Diaz Eyes Revenge in San Jose - http://www.sherdog.com/videos/misc.video/Diaz-Eyes-Revenge-in-San-Jose-2670


Urijah Faber talks dropping weight, Jose Aldo, next fight - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/8257/thomas_meets_wallhead_at_bellator_32_in_kansas_city


Middleweight Mario Miranda signs new four-fight deal with UFC - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20934/middleweight-mario-miranda-signs-new-four-fight-deal-with-ufc.mma


EpiCenter Cage Fights V - http://www.mmaforreal.com/2010/10/7/1737098/regional-promotion-fight-lab-to-bring-mma-back-to-charlotte-area-next


Aiming For Sandro! Pancrase No.1 Ranked And SRC Training Player Clash - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=4003


SRC NYE Event! Kakutougi Festival From Morning To Evening - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=3995


Joseph Benavidez Replaces Brian Bowles, Meets Wagnney Fabiano at WEC 52 - http://mmafrenzy.com/16181/joseph-benavidez-in-against-wagnney-fabiano-at-wec-52/


TUF 12 and Primetime Debut Ratings - http://mmapayout.com/2010/10/episode-4-of-tuf-ratings/


Fresh Out of the Mountains of Northern New Hampshire: MMA Fighter Heather Lambert - http://allelbows.com/2010/09/all-elbows-in-tijuana/


UFC VP of Sponsorship Set to Depart - http://mmapayout.com/2010/10/ufc-vp-of-sponsorship-set-to-depart/


Random MMA Stuff You Don't See Every Day: Version Four - http://thegarv.com/Random-MMA-Stuff-You-Don-t-See-Every-Day-Version-Four.html


Paul Bradley Released by Strikeforce After...a WIN? - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/485563-paul-bradley-released-by-strikeforce-afterhellipa-win


The state of amateur MMA in 2010 - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1252

 

 

No Holds Barred: Nevada State Athletic Commission Hearing on Drug Testing and Brain Health Study
10-07-2010
Denver, CO

http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2010-10-06T00_25_51-07_00


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman plays the audio from the main part of the meeting on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, of the Nevada State Athletic Commission in Las Vegas, regarding changes in their drug-testing procedures, and a proposal for a free brain health study for fighters.

Following a hearing on drug-testing on June 9, 2010, the commission, once a leader in the quest for fighter safety, rebuffed the many people who have advocated that they adopt the internationally-accepted procedures of the World Anti-Doping Agency, including random and unannounced blood and urine testing for banned and dangerous substances. Instead, the commission amended their procedures merely by adding some additional analysis to their existing annual blood tests for licensing, such as measuring hemoglobin and hematocrit levels. This exposed the position of some on the commission who had argued that urine tests alone caught everything. This position has already been discredited in the medical community, since urine tests cannot at present detect cheating by use of human growth hormone and other substances. But the latest change by the commission continues to make it very easy for dope cheats to evade getting caught, since they will know exactly when they will be tested.

The commission also approved a proposal by the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health to conduct free brain scans and physicals for boxers and mixed martial artists over a period of several years. The purpose is to measure the effects of these combat sports on these athletes, in particular on their brains and neurological health. Where this leads is unknown, but it definitely is a step in the right direction.

Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=150801513&s=143441

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

 

 

MMA News Links

10-07-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

With Dave Batista Out Who Does Bobby Lashley Fight Next? - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/5/1732733/with-dave-bautista-out-who-does-bobby-lashley-fight-next


Marloes Coenen: Winning a Title Again Would Be Life-Changing Experience - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/07/marloes-coenen-winning-a-title-again-would-be-life-changing-exp/


TUF 12 Episode Four Recap - http://www.ufc.com/news/TUF-12-Episode-Four-Recap


Dana White: Jose Aldo Is Not the Sport's Top Fighter - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/5/1732662/dana-white-jose-aldo-is-not-the-sports-top-fighter


Mizuki Inoue Prepares For Jewels MMA Debut - http://www.mmarising.com/articles/2010/10/05/mizuki-inoue-prepares-for-jewels-mma-debut/


Coker: Fedor News Coming, Big Plans for Heavyweights Next Year - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Coker-Fedor-News-Coming-Big-Plans-for-Heavyweights-Next-Year-27351


Cyborgs Bare All in ESPN Photo Spread - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Cyborgs-Bare-All-in-ESPN-Photo-Spread-27341


Latest MMA Schedule - Franklin vs. Griffin at UFC 127 - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/2895/latest_mma_schedule__franklin_vs_griffin_at_ufc_127


Sarah Kaufman on Strikeforce Controversy and the Slam - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/5/1731726/community-interview-sarah-kaufman-on-strikeforce-controversy-and-the


Jacare: "I'd like to fight for the UFC some day" - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5398


Ricardo Almeida vs. T.J. Grant targeted for UFC 124 in Montreal - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20916/ricardo-almeida-vs-t-j-grant-targeted-for-ufc-124-in-montreal.mma


'UFC Primetime: Lesnar vs. Velasquez' Episode 1 Recap - http://www.mmaforreal.com/2010/10/6/1735690/ufc-primetime-lesnar-vs-velasquez-episode-1-recap


Ikuhisa Minowa To Face Chang Hee Kim At DEEP 50 - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/10/05/ikuhisa-minowa-to-face-chang-hee-kim-at-deep-50/


DEEP champion Riki Fukuda signs for UFC, debuts in February - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5397


Dave Pee Wee Herman vs. Bryan Humes targeted for Ruckus MMA in Illinois - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1250


Satoshi Ishii's K-1 Debut Likely in December, Possibly Against Le Banner - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/484442-satoshi-ishiis-k-1-debut-likely-in-december-possibly-against-le-banner


Lesnar To Lashley: Pro Wrestling's Shameful and Successful In MMA (Video) - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/472937-lesnar-to-lashley-pro-wrestlings-shameful-and-successful-in-mma-video


Roxanne Modafferi’s Open Letter to the MMA World - http://www.fightergirls.com/news.asp?ID=615


WEC 51 ratings up more than 50 percent - http://mmapayout.com/2010/10/wec-51-ratings/

 

 

MMA News Links

10-06-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Ed Soares defends Vitor Belfort’s middleweight title shot opportunity - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/05/ed-soares-defends-vitor-belforts-middleweight-title-shot-opportunity/


TapouT co-founder Dan Caldwell says new partner could take brand to "Nike levels" - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20906/tapout-co-founder-dan-caldwell-says-new-partner-could-take-brand-to-nike-levels.mma


Deep Thoughts by War Machine: Part 7 - http://www.galsguidetomma.com/2010/10/5/1732495/deep-thoughts-by-war-machine-part-7


Bellator 33 Lineup Finalized - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Bellator-33-Lineup-Finalized-27294


King of The Cage "Inferno" - http://www.kingofthecage.com/


Why Don Frye Must Be Inducted into Hall of Fame - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/481906-ufc-hall-of-fame-five-reasons-don-frye-must-be-inducted


Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua Looks for Early 2011 Return: Rashad Evans Next? - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/482858-mauricio-shogun-rua-looks-for-early-2011-return-rashad-evans-next


WEC 51 medical suspensions: Brown, Hominick, Varner, Banuelos out six months - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20900/wec-51-medical-suspensions-brown-hominick-varner-banuelos-out-six-months.mma


A Payment Deferred: The Ongoing DREAM Salary Issue - http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2010/10/05/a-payment-deferred-the-ongoing-dream-salary-issue/


Gracie: Getting DREAM payment 'a complete mess' - http://www.mmaforreal.com/2010/10/5/1731495/gracie-getting-dream-payment-a-complete-mess


Josh Gross: Should the UFC take harder stand on PEDs? Readers speak out - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/10/05/mailbag/index.html?eref=writers


Daiju Takase and the Beautiful Triangle - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/5/1657748/daiju-takase-and-the-beautiful-triangle


UFC Eyeing Shane Carwin vs. Roy Nelson on Jan. 1 - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/05/ufc-eyeing-shane-carwin-vs-roy-nelson-on-jan-1/


Carwin wants "war" for January UFC fight - but is it Nelson or newcomer McCorkle? - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5383


Bad Intentions returns to Infinite Combat Championships on Oct. 23 - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/05/bad-intentions-returns-to-infinite-combat-championships-on-oct-23/


Kaufman: Womens MMA Stereotypes Weakening - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Kaufman-Womens-MMA-Stereotypes-Weakening-27307


Chael Sonnen appeals drug test - http://espn.go.com/extra/mma/blog/_/name/mma/id/5651189/chael-sonnen-appeals-drug-test?campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines


Rich Franklin vs. Forrest Griffin Fight Planned for Feb. 5 UFC Card - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/05/rich-franklin-vs-forrest-griffin-fight-planned-for-feb-5-ufc-c/


Big John on Fixing MMA Judging - http://www.sportsbythenumbersmma.com/2010/10/big-john-on-fixing-mma-judging.html

 

 

No Holds Barred: Matthew Kaplowitz on the Fight Nerd Video Game Open, Brick City MMA, and Bellator Tryouts
10-05-2010
Denver, CO

http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2010-10-04T16_05_24-07_00


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again speaks with Matthew Kaplowitz, The Fight Nerd (http://www.thefightnerd.com).

We open our lengthy and nerdy interview by discussing two mixed martial arts events Matthew covered on Saturday, October 2: the fighter tryouts for the Bellator Fighting Championships in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the debut show of the Brick City Fighting Championship in Newark, New Jersey. We analyzed the fights on the Brick City card, as well as the organization of their first event, and noted how often fighting events are better experienced live than on television or webcast.

Matthew is also organizing the first Fight Nerd Video Game Open event, entitled “Fall Brawl 2010″. This tournament featuring MMA video games will take place Saturday, October 16, starting at 12 noon EDT, at 8 Bit And Up Video Games, 35 St. Marks Place, 2nd Floor (on the corner of 2nd Avenue and 8th Street), New York, NY 10003. Registration is available online at http://www.getreadytogame.com/MMA.cfm.

Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=150801513&s=143441

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

The No Holds Barred theme song is called "The Heist", by musician Ian Carpenter

 

 

MMA News Links

10-05-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

UFC Veterans Rosholt, Jardine, Buentello, Marshall to Fight in November - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/04/ufc-veterans-rosholt-jardine-buentello-marshall-to-fight-in-n/


The pound-for-pound debate continues - http://espn.go.com/extra/mma/blog/_/name/mma/id/5646902/the-pound-pound-debate-continues?campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines


Shogun back early 2011, return opponent uncertain - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5378


California commission to hear Chael Sonnen's drug-test appeal on Dec. 2 - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20890/california-commission-to-hear-chael-sonnens-drug-test-appeal-on-dec-2.mma


Brendan Schaub on the "[Shane] Carwin Track" in the UFC Heavyweight Division - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/4/1730642/brendan-schaub-on-the-shane-carwin-track-in-the-ufc-heavyweight


WEC's Jason Reinhardt likely to undergo PRK eye procedure on Tuesday - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20891/wecs-jason-reinhardt-likely-to-undergo-prk-eye-procedure-on-tuesday.mma


MMA History XXII: Catch Wrestling and Kazushi Sakuraba's Early PRIDE Run - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/4/1706926/mma-history-xxii-catch-wrestling-and-kazushi-sakurabas-early-pride-run


Strikeforce Challengers 12 set for Nov. 19 with Wilcox vs. "Shaolin," Couture vs. TBA - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20893/strikeforce-challengers-12-set-for-nov-19-with-wilcox-vs-shaolin-couture-vs-tba.mma


808 Battleground line up announced - http://www.fighthubtv.com/mma/808-battleground-line-announced/


Dan Henderson: Inactivity and His Reasoning - http://www.mmahq.com/blog/2010/10/04/dan-henderson-inactivity-and-his-reasoning/


UFC Lightweight Jacob Volkmann Booked For Fight With Antonio McKee at UFC 125 - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/482150-ufc-lightweight-jacob-volkmann-booked-for-fight-with-antonio-mckee-at-ufc-125


The State of the UFC Address - http://mmapayout.com/2010/10/the-state-of-the-ufc-address/


UFC announces co-headlining bouts for TUF 12 Finale - http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2010/10/04/ufc-announces-co-headlining-bouts-for-tuf-12-finale/


What Will It Take To Legalize MMA in New York State? A Little Old-Fashioned Grease - http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2010/10/04/what-will-it-take-to-legalize-mma-in-new-york-state-a-little-old-fashioned-grease/


UFC's head of international development on his way to India - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5382


UFC 121 Preview: How Brock Lesnar Spends His Breaks From Training - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/5/1731550/ufc-121-preview-how-brock-lesnar-spends-his-breaks-from-training

 

 

MMA News Links

10-04-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Pancrase Passion Tour Results - Kitaoka Taps Hironaka, Retires - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Kitaoka-Taps-Hironaka-Retires-From-Pancrase-27277


Pancrase Passion Tour Pics - http://www.boutreview.com/2/reports/pancrase/101003pancrase.html


Has the Disparity Between UFC 119 and WEC 51 Created a New Voice for Merger? - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/3/1727694/has-the-disparity-between-ufc-119-and-wec-51-created-a-new-voice-for


Machida: "No one is untouchable" - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5370


MMA Top 10 Bantamweights: Can Miguel Torres Get Back on Top? - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/03/mma-top-10-bantamweights-can-miguel-torres-get-back-on-top/


Wanderlei Silva: Chael Sonnen's One Year Suspension Is Too Long - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/3/1728599/wanderlei-silva-chael-sonnens-year-long-suspension-is-too-long


GirlFight Global Plans To Air All Events In 3D - http://www.mmarising.com/articles/2010/10/03/girlfight-global-plans-to-air-all-events-in-3d/


Kim Couture gets submission victory in “Battle Against Breast Cancer” main event - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/10/03/kim-couture-gets-submission-victory-in-battle-against-breast-cancer-main-event-saturday-night-oct-2/


Dan Henderson Blames TV Politics for Strikeforce Absence - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/03/dan-henderson-blames-strikeforce-absence-on-tv-politics/


BAMMA 4 Reid vs. Watson - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/480997-the-two-sheds-review-bamma-4-reid-vs-watson


Leo Santos bets on Jiu-Jitsu on Sengoku 15 - http://www.tatame.com/2010/10/03/Leo-Santos-bets-on-Jiu-Jitsu-on-Sengoku-15


Brick City Fighting Championship: Official Results - http://thegarv.com/Brick-City-Fighting-Championship-Official-Results.html


Wallid announces news for upcoming Jungle Fight - http://www.graciemag.com/en/2010/10/wallid-announces-news-for-upcoming-jungle-fight/


'Korean Zombie' Chan Sung Jung Cleared by CT Scan After Knockout Loss - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/02/korean-zombie-chan-sung-jung-cleared-by-ct-scan-after-knockout/


UFC 123 Prelims to Air on Spike TV - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-123-Prelims-to-Air-on-Spike-TV-27276

 

 

No Holds Barred: Jessica Aguilar on Her Controversial Loss to Zoila Frausto, and Her Next Fight
10-03-2010
Denver, CO

http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2010-10-02T17_17_40-07_00


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again speaks with mixed martial arts fighter Jessica Aguilar (http://jessicaaguilar.com).

At Bellator 31 on September 30 in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Jessica Aguilar fought Zoila Frausto in the semifinals of the Bellator 115-pound women's tournament. The result was a highly-controversial split decision win for Frausto, a verdict not supported by most of those who were in attendance or watching on television. Many simply said that Jessica Aguilar was "robbed". But with the win, Zoila Frausto got a berth in the tournament finals on October 28, where she will face the unbeaten Megumi Fujii.

We spoke Saturday afternoon with Jessica Aguilar about this fight and this disputed decision. She explained her strategy of mainly keeping the fight standing, although she is a world-class grappler and American Top Team member. We discussed what she might have done differently in this fight. She also revealed that she will be fighting on that October 28 Bellator card in Hollywood, Florida, against an opponent to be named. But if Zoila Frausto is unable to fight in the tournament finals because of the injuries she suffered in the September 30 fight, Jessica Aguilar might replace her in the finals against Megumi Fujii.

Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=150801513&s=143441

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

 

 

MMA News Links

10-03-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Leo Santos bets on Jiu-Jitsu on Sengoku 15 - http://www.tatame.com/2010/10/03/Leo-Santos-bets-on-Jiu-Jitsu-on-Sengoku-15


Latest MMA Schedule - McKee-Volkmann, Silva-Belfort at UFC 127 - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/2895/latest_mma_schedule__mckeevolkmann_silvabelfort_at_ufc_127


K-1 MAX: Giorgio Petrosyan, Gago Drago Advance to Final 8 - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/03/k-1-max-giorgio-petrosyan-gago-drago-advance-to-final-8/


Dunham Bites Lip, Chews on Loss - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Dunham-Bites-Lip-Chews-on-Loss-27273


Is Alistair Overeem the Man to Stop Semmy Schilt? - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/2/1726262/is-alistair-overeem-the-man-to-stop-semmy-schilt


Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader May Finally Happen at UFC 127 - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/480388-jon-jones-vs-ryan-bader-may-finally-happen-at-ufc-127


Antonio McKee rumored for Octagon debut at UFC 125 - http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2010/10/02/antonio-mckee-rumored-for-octagon-debut-at-ufc-125/


Is Alistair Overeem the Man to Stop Semmy Schilt? - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/10/2/1726262/is-alistair-overeem-the-man-to-stop-semmy-schilt


Poll results: Are you surprised the UFC re-signed Karo Parisyan? - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20877/inside-mma-poll-results-are-you-surprised-the-ufc-re-signed-karo-parisyan.mma


5 Questions for Minotauro Nogueira - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/5-Questions-for-Minotauro-Nogueira-27211


Not Dead Yet but Not Doing Well Either: DREAM 16 Ratings Are In - http://www.fighters.com/10/03/not-dead-yet-but-not-doing-well-either-dream-16-ratings-are-in


Women’s MMA Division, Part Two - http://www.mmarising.com/articles/2009/10/03/womens-mma-division-part-two/


UFC 121 Goes Theater, but How Successful Can This Idea Be? - http://www.fighters.com/10/02/ufc-121-goes-theater-but-how-successful-can-this-idea-be


Arianny Celeste Talks About Posing for November's Issue of Playboy - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/2/1727014/arianny-celeste-on-posing-for-novembers-issue-of-playboy


Minotauro' Nogueira: 'Chael Sonnen is a kid' who 'lacks respect - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/10/3/1727515/minotauro-nogueira-chael-sonnen-is-a-kid-who-lacks-respect


Court McGee - The Ambassador of Second Chances - http://www.ufc.com/news/Court-McGee-Ambassador-of-Second-Chances

 

 

MMA News Links

10-02-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

K-1 Champ Semmy Schilt Holds on for Tough Decision Over Hesdy Gerges - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/02/k-1-champ-semmy-schilt-holds-on-for-tough-decision-over-hesdy-ge/


Alistair Overeem TKOs Ben Edwards at K-1 World Grand Prix Final 16 - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/10/02/alistair-overeem-tkos-ben-edwards-at-k-1-world-grand-prix-final/


Bisping makes soap opera debut on October 25th, still focused on fighting - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5363


Katsunori Kikuno will defend his DEEP lightweight title for the first time against Nobuhiro Obiya... - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/10/2/1725970/katsunori-kikuno-will-defend-his-deep-lightweight-title-for-the-first


Building a Challenger: EA Sports MMA - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/1/Building-a-Challenger-The-Creation-of-EA-Sports-MMA-27262


Sonnen says he "showed mercy" to Anderson Silva at UFC 117 - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5364


Featherweight Aldo is really good, but more tests loom on horizon - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/10/01/september.rankings/index.html?eref=writers


Taking Gridiron Lessons into the Octagon - http://www.ufc.com/news/Taking-Gridiron-Lessons-into-the-Octagon


Ed West vs. Zach Makovsky bantamweight tourney finale set for Bellator 32 - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20871/ed-west-vs-zach-makovsky-bantamweight-tourney-finale-set-for-bellator-32.mma


Ranking the Competitiveness of Five Scheduled UFC Title Fights - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/479532-ranking-the-competitiveness-of-the-five-currently-scheduled-ufc-title-fights


Matches to Make After WEC 51 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/Matches-to-Make-After-WEC-51-27242


Megumi Fujii vs. Zoila Frausto tourney finale slated for Bellator 34 - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20869/megumi-fujii-vs-zoila-frausto-tourney-finale-slated-for-bellator-34.mma


Expert analyze K-1 World GP 2010 battles - http://www.tatame.com/2010/10/01/Expert-analyze-K-1-World-GP-2010-battles


Great Britons - The Top Ten UK Moments - http://www.ufc.com/news/Top-Ten-UK-UFC-Moments+


Old school wrestler Johnny Rodz on MMA & Pro wrestling - http://www.thefightnerd.com/johnny-rodz-wrasslin-mma/


Chinese import Tiequan Zhang encouraged by pressure of representing a nation - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20866/chinese-import-tiequan-zhang-encouraged-by-pressure-of-representing-a-nation.mma


Jessamyn Duke Fights for the Cause - http://www.fightergirls.com/news.asp?ID=614


Interview with FightMetric creator Rami Genauer - http://mmapayout.com/2010/09/interview-with-fightmetric-creator-rami-genauer/


Stitch on Eastman's cut, Psychology, and recent UFC Events - http://www.sportsbythenumbersmma.com/2010/10/stitch-on-eastmans-cut-psychology-and.html


11-Bout Lineup Complete for UFC 123 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/11-Bout-Lineup-Complete-for-UFC-123-27260

 

 

WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan” - Results

10-01-2010

Broomfield, CO

 

From the1st Bank Center, Broomfield, Colorado

 

Main Card:
1. Jose Aldo defeated Manny Gamburyan by KO (Punches) at 1:33 of rd 2
2. Donald Cerrone defeated Jamie Varner by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
3. Miguel Torres defeated Charlie Valencia by Rear Naked Choke at 2:25 of rd 2
4. George Roop defeated Chan Sung Jung by KO (High Kick) at 1:30 of rd 2
5. Mark Hominick defeated Leonard Garcia by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Preliminary Card:
6. Tiequan Zhang defeated Pablo Garza by Guillotine Choke at 2:26 of rd 1
7. Mike Brown defeated Cole Province by TKO from Punches at 1:18 of rd 1
8. Chris Horodecki defeated Ed Ratcliff by Split Decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
9. Diego Nunes defeated Tyler Toner by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
10. Antonio Banuelos defeated Chad George by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
11. Demetrious Johnson defeated Nick Pace by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

 

 

No Holds Barred: Dr. Margaret Goodman on Concussions, Combat Sports, CTE, Doping, and Horses

10-01-2010
Denver, CO

http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2010-09-30T13_21_22-07_00


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again speaks with Dr. Margaret Goodman, a neurologist, the former chair of the Medical Advisory Board of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and the medical correspondent for No Holds Barred.

Our lengthy interview takes on some of the most difficult but pressing issues facing the combat sports, and even contact sports like American football.

What can be done to limit further the widespread doping in combat sports and the use of dangerous and banned substances? Why are these banned substances, such as anabolic steroids, so dangerous?

What will be the effect on these sports of very recent research, which Dr. Goodman calls "earth-shattering", regarding the dangers caused by concussions and the onset of the brain disease CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy? Can any combat or contact sport be considered relatively safe, or become relatively safe, for the health of the athletes? Given all this new research, how can it be argued that combat sports, including mixed martial arts, be legalized in jurisdictions like New York where it presently is not? And why are safety and doping standards better in the U.S. for race horses than human athletes?

We address head-on these and related issues which one day may threaten the very existence of these sports.

Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=150801513&s=143441

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

 

 

MMA News Links

10-01-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

WEC 51 play by play and live results - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20843/wec-51-play-by-play-and-live-results.mma


Bellator 31 recap: Fujii, Frausto punch tourney-finale tickets, Lozano tops Yoshida - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20862/bellator-31-recap-fujii-frausto-punch-tourney-finale-tickets-lozano-tops-yoshida.mma


George Roop Stops the Korean Zombie at WEC 51 - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/30/1723677/george-roop-kills-the-korean-zombie-at-wec-51


UFC Fighter Nate Diaz: Everyone in the UFC is on Steroids - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/478600-ufc-fighter-nate-diaz-everyone-in-the-ufc-is-on-steroids


Bellator 31: Fujii dominates, Frausto takes decision - http://content.usatoday.com/communities/mma/post/2010/09/bellator-31-fujii-dominates-frausto-takes-decision/1?csp=34templates/dailynews.asp?articleid=12758&zoneid=13


Belfort confirms likely UFC 127 title fight with champ Silva on Super Bowl weekend - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20861/belfort-confirms-likely-ufc-127-title-fight-with-champ-silva-on-super-bowl-weekend.mma


The Chronicles of Eric Bradley and His Journey To the UFC, Part Two - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/478188-the-chronicles-of-eric-bradley-and-his-journey-to-the-ufc-ndash-part-two


All In The Family - http://www.ufc.com/news/All-In-The-Family


The Man Behind the Man: Jose Aldo's Coach, Andre Pederneiras, Is MMA Pioneer - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/30/1722195/the-man-behind-the-man-jose-aldos-coach-is-a-mma-pioneer


Mighty Mo Will Replace Andrei Arlovski in Final 16 - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/9/30/1723533/mighty-mo-will-replace-andrei-arlovski-in-final-16


Exclusive: Dana breaks down the appeal of UFC Gyms - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5357


Matrix Fights returns to Philadelphia on Oct. 29th with Van Artsdalen vs. Rosario main event - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1237


King of The Cage "Underground 63" - http://www.kingofthecage.com/


Megumi Fujii Makes MMA Record Book, Moving to 22-0 - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/30/bellator-31-results-megumi-fujii-makes-mma-record-book-moving/


Danielle West: Interview - http://nonstopwmma.blogspot.com/2010/09/danielle-west-interview.html

 

 

WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan” - Tonight In Broomfield, Colorado

09-30-2010, Broomfield, CO

Event date: Thursday, September 30th

Venue: 1st Bank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, CO 80021

 

The main card airs live on the Versus cable network Thursday at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Main Card:
1. Manny Gamburyan (145) vs. Jose Aldo (145)
2. Donald Cerrone (155.5) vs. Jamie Varner (156)
3. Charlie Valencia (136) vs. Miguel Torres (136)*
4. George Roop (145) vs. Chan Sung Jung (146)
5. Mark Hominick (145) vs. Leonard Garcia (146)

Preliminary Card:
6. Pablo Garza (154) vs. Tiequan Zhang (154)
7. Cole Province (146) vs. Mike Brown (145)
8. Ed Ratcliff (155) vs. Chris Horodecki (155)
9. Diego Nunes (145) vs. Tyler Toner (145)
10. Chad George (135) vs. Antonio Banuelos (136)
11. Nick Pace (135) vs. Demetrious Johnson (135)

 

 

 

MMA News Links

09-30-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

All Fighters on Weight for WEC 51 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/All-Fighters-on-Weight-for-WEC-51-27209


USA TODAY/Sports Blog Nation MMA Consensus Rankings - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/rankings


Gamburyans Lifelong Dream Within Reach - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/Gamburyans-Lifelong-Dream-Within-Reach-27130es


Is Randy Couture Done Fighting? His Lawyer Says Maybe - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/29/1719825/is-randy-couture-doen-fighting-his-lawyer-says-maybe


Fujii, Ward Hit Marks for Bellator 31 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Fujii-Ward-Hit-Marks-for-Bellator-31-27208


UK: OMMAC 7 - Scanlon back with a vengeance? - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5354


MacDonald on MMA: WEC 51 picks - http://www.sportsnet.ca/mma/2010/09/30/macdonald_wec51_picks/?utm_source=MMA lineup RSS-Images&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=MacDonald on MMA: WEC 51 picks


International spotlight- Five star prospect Gunnar Nelson unbeaten through eight fights - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1235


XFL Fall Brawl in OK results - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1233


The Return Of Kazunori Yokota! Reveals Traffic Accident - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=3922


10 QUESTIONS WITH SHAWN TOMPKINS - http://mmafix.com/2010/09/10-questions-with-shawn-tompkins/


The 50th Impact Will Be Huge! Champions Clash - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=3914


Pure Combat Champions for Children results - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1234


TUF 12: Five Things We Learned From Last Night's Episode - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/477735-tuf-12-five-things-we-learned-from-last-nights-episode


WEC 51: Five Things To Expect Tonight - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/477875-wec-51-five-things-to-expect-tonight


Miguel Torres pulls a 'Terry Tate' in the Ecko office (Video) - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/9/29/1720208/miguel-torres-pulls-a-terry-tate-in-the-ecko-office-video


Deep Thoughts by War Machine: Part 5 - http://www.galsguidetomma.com/2010/9/29/1717726/deep-thoughts-by-war-machine-part-5

 

 

LOCAL NEWS - Colorado MMA

KICK DOWN 85 "TITANS" - POSTPONED
09-29-2010

Denver, CO
 

Photo courtesy W.H.

 


From the promoter and President of Kick Down MMA Steve Alley.

I would like to inform everyone that the Kick Down 85 event that was scheduled for Saturday October 2, 2010 in Denver, Colorado has been officially postponed until December 2010. There were numerous factors which determined the postponement of this event which included several drop offs and changes to the initial fight card, being in the center of several MMA events in the local area and the WEC which will have a mega event on Thursday just days before the scheduled Kick Down event. That coupled with the fact that the under taking of doing as many as 7 events in 10 weeks to end the year in 4 different states played some part in the process. We plan on the elimination of the number of events in 2011 so we may deliver a product that meets the standard we have delivered in the past. We apologize to the fighters that were prepared to participate and hope that we can deliver the product our fans have become accustomed to on the December event and beyond.

We hope to see our fans and fighters at an upcoming event in the near future.

Sincerely

Steve Alley

President Kick Down MMA, Universal Fight Alliance

 

 

No Holds Barred: Lenne Hardt - Pride FC Announcer

09-29-2010

Denver, CO

http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2010-09-28T13_40_22-07_00


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with the legendary former Pride Fighting Championships and current Dream announcer Lenne Hardt (http://www.facebook.com/lenne.hardt).

Lenne Hardt, although an American, has been living and working in Tokyo for many years. We spoke with her by Skype on Tuesday morning Japan time/Monday evening U.S. time.

In an amazing, lengthy interview, the multi-talented Lenne Hardt explained how she first got involved as a mixed martial arts announcer, although she had not been familiar with the sport prior to being hired by Pride. She discussed her unique, explosive announcing style, about which few who have heard it have no opinion. She recalled how it was to work at the mega-events produced by Pride, and also her reactions during the period of the demise of Pride and the scandals associated with that organization. She commented on the future of Dream. As head of the Lenne Hardt Jazz Band, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, she discussed the relationship between her announcing and jazz. She also discussed her upcoming announcing date for the Israel Fighting Championship on November 9 in Tel Aviv, and much, much more.

Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=150801513&s=143441

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

 

 

MMA News Links

09-29-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Will Drugs Destroy MMA? Fighters Speak Out - http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2010/09/28/will-drugs-destroy-mma-fighters-speak-out/


Two Title Fights Set For Valkyrie 8 In November - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/09/28/two-title-fights-set-for-valkyrie-8-in-november/


Nick Diaz no-shows Strikeforce media call, manager says bad blood not personal - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20824/nick-diaz-no-shows-strikeforce-media-call-manager-says-bad-blood-not-personal.mma


The Art of the Deal: Getting Sponsored in MMA and Selling Yourself as a Brand - http://www.fightergirls.com/news.asp?ID=612


Dave Herman Exclusive: I'd Sign With Bellator Again - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/28/1716846/dave-herman-exclusive-id-sign-with-bellator-again


MTV's World of Jenks: Anthony Pettis Is About Much More Than Punches and Kicks - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/475599-mtvs-world-of-jenks-anthony-pettis-is-about-much-more-than-punches-and-kicks


The Most Important Fight at WEC 51 Isn't Jose Aldo's Title Defense - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/28/1717283/the-most-important-fight-at-wec-51-isnt-jose-aldos-title-defense


KJ Noons vs. Nick Diaz Rematch Planned All Along - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/28/kj-noons-vs-nick-diaz-rematch-planned-all-along/


Frank Mir in the guillotine? - http://espn.go.com/extra/mma/blog/_/name/mma/id/5625739/frank-mir-guillotine?campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines


Spike TV: UFC 119 Prelims Score 1.3 Million Viewers - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Spike-TV-UFC-119-Prelims-Score-13-Million-Viewers-27167


Jessica Aguilar Confident and Ready for Bellator Semi-Final Fight Against Zoila Frausto - http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2010/09/28/jessica-aguilar-confident-and-ready-for-bellator-semi-final-fight-against-zoila-frausto/


Dom & Kyra Batara: Hurtsbad Takes A Glimpse Into The Future Of MMA - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/474105-dom-amp-kyra-batara-hurtsbad-takes-a-glimpse-into-the-future-of-mma


Stefan Struve Signs New UFC Deal - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/28/stefan-struve-signs-new-ufc-deal/


GSP overwhelmed by "insane" Filipino fans - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5342


Winners, losers from UFC 119 - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/09/28/winners.losers/index.html?eref=writers


Josh Barnett, Tim Sylvia, Bobby Lashley, Bob Sapp & Mark Coleman Pro Wrestling In Japan - http://www.mmaconvert.com/2010/09/28/josh-barnett-tim-sylvia-bobby-lashley-bob-sapp-mark-coleman-pro-wrestling-in-japan/


Andrei Arlovski Out of K-1 World Grand Prix Now - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/9/28/1718417/andrei-arlovski-out-of-k-1-world-grand-prix-now


Old Feud, New Chapter: Noons Angered by Diaz No-Showing Conference Call - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/28/old-feud-new-chapter-noons-angered-by-diaz-no-showing-conferen/

 

 

MMA News Links

09-28-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

UFC 119 postmortem - http://espn.go.com/extra/mma/blog/_/name/mma/id/5619128/cro-cop-stopped-dunham-robbed?campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines


‘Razor’ Rob Regroups Outside WEC - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Razor-Rob-Regroups-Outside-WEC-27166


Two Title Bouts Announced for WEC 53 - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/27/two-title-bouts-announced-for-wec-53/


Agent Malki Kawa Responds to Being Fired on Live TV at UFC 119 - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/27/agent-malki-kawa-responds-to-being-fired-by-mitrione-on-live-tv/


Pioneers Collide: Torres Looking To Make A Statement Against Valencia - http://www.wec.tv/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=85340


The Inner Voice of the Cowboy - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/The-Inner-Voice-of-the-Cowboy-27132


Dan Henderson to rematch Babalu Sobral, Herschel Walker returns to the cage, Dec. 4 in St. Louis - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/09/27/dan-henderson-to-rematch-babalu-sobral-herschel-walker-returns-to-the-cage-dec-4-in-st-louis/


Latest MMA Schedule - Silva vs. V. Overeem on Dec. 4 - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/2895/latest_mma_schedule__silva_vs_v_overeem_on_dec_4


Bellator 31 in Lake Charles, La. - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/09/27/local-feature-fights-finalized-for-thursdays-bellator-31-in-lake-charles-la/


Mitrione ex-agent defends himself - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5340


Japanese MMA Weekend Recap (Sept. 24-27) - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/9/27/1715350/japanese-mma-weekend-recap-sept-24-27


XTREME COUTURE FIGHTERS SPEAK OUT ON PEDs (VIDEO) - http://mmafix.com/2010/09/xtreme-couture-fighters-speak-out-on-peds-video/


UFC 119: A Case for Change - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/UFC-119-A-Case-for-Change-27156


Chael Sonnens Trainer Comments on Positive PEDs Test (VIDEO) - http://mmafix.com/2010/09/chael-sonnens-trainer-comments-on-positive-peds-test-video/


Scorpius Fighting Championship results - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1231


Ring of Combat 31 results - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1229


Showdown Fights in UT results - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1230


'Mayhem' Miller was enhanced at DREAM 16 - http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/cagewriter/post/-Mayhem-Miller-was-enhanced-at-DREAM-16?urn=mma-272926


Lytle and Serra Set New UFC Record - http://blog.fightmetric.com/2010/09/lytle-and-serra-set-new-ufc-record.html


UFC 119: Is the Value of Takedowns Becoming a Big Issue? - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/475525-ufc-119-is-the-value-of-takedowns-becoming-a-big-issue

 

 

No Holds Barred: Jessica Aguilar

09-27-2010

Denver, CO

http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2010-09-26T15_23_13-07_00

On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with mixed martial arts fighter Jessica Aguilar (http://jessicaaguilar.com).

After submitting Lynn Alvarez in the first round of their fight in the quarterfinals of the eight-woman, 115-pound tournament promoted by the Bellator Fighting Championships, Jessica Aguilar has advanced to the semifinals. Her opponent in the semis will be Zoila Frausto, in a fight which will take place at Bellator 31 on Thursday, September 30, at the L'Auberge du Lac Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and will be televised live in the U.S. on Fox Sports Net.

We spoke with Jessica Aguilar, an American Top Team fighter, on Saturday about what to expect in her fight with Zoila Frausto. We discussed her grappling background, and how she is planning to use it in this fight. She explained the influence she is having on young women and girls who might want to enter the martial arts and combat sports, and how they should believe in themselves. We also discussed her relations with her mother, whom she adores, but who does not yet know that she is a professional fighter.

Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=150801513&s=143441

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

 

 

MMA News Links

09-27-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Frank Mir vs Mirko Cro Cop UFC 119 main event 'one of the worst in modern Ultimate Fighting Championship history' - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/9/26/1712638/frank-mir-vs-mirko-cro-cop-ufc-119-main-event-one-of-the-worst-in


The Myth of the Big Money UFC Sponsor Check Exposed - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/26/1713627/the-myth-of-the-big-money-ufc-sponsor-check-exposed


Winning Above All: The Greg Jackson Formula - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/26/1712935/winning-above-all-the-greg-jackson-formula


Josh Burkman out points Jordan Smith & Chris Clements TKOs Junie Browning at Showdown Fights in UT - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1228


Matt Mitrione discusses his UFC 119 fight of the night performance and firing of his manager - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/09/26/matt-mitrione-discusses-his-ufc-119-fight-of-the-night-performance-and-firing-of-his-manager/


Is UFC 119 the End for Mirko Cro Cop? - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/26/is-ufc-119-the-end-for-mirko-cro-cop/


When Korean Zombies Attack - http://www.wec.tv/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=85314


FightMetric released its report for the UFC 119 fight between Sean Sherk and Evan Dunham. Sherk won - http://www.mmaforreal.com/2010/9/26/1713128/fightmetric-released-its-report-for-the-ufc-119-fight-between-sean


Hakuho overpowers Baruto, keeps streak alive - http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ss20100925b1.html

 

 

UFC 119 - Results
09-26-2010

Denver, CO
 

From the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis
 

Main Card Bouts:
1. Frank Mir defeated Mirko CroCop by knockout at 4:02 of rd 3
2. Ryan Bader defeated Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by unanimous decision
3. Chris Lytle defeated Matt Serra by unanimous decision
4. Sean Sherk defeated Evan Dunham by split decision
5. Melvin Guillard defeated Jeremy Stephens by split decision

Preliminary Bouts
6. C.B. Dollaway defeated Joe Doerksen by guillotine choke at 2:13 of rd 1
7. Matt Mitrione defeated Joey Beltran by unanimous decision
8. Thiago Tavares defeated Pat Audinwood by guillotine choke at 3:47 of rd 1
9. Waylon Lowe defeated Steve Lopez by split decision
10. T.J. Grant defeated Julio Paulino by unanimous decision
11. Sean McCorkle defeated Mark Hunt by armbar at 1:03 of rd 1

 

 

No Holds Barred: The Truth Only Hurts Liars and Crooks
09-26-2010
Denver, CO

http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2010-09-25T10_26_34-07_00


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman offers another potpourri of wisdom and truth about recent events in the combat sports.

We start by explaining why it would be wise for the American premium cable network Showtime to add programming from M-1 Global to its mixed martial arts lineup, alongside Strikeforce events. MMA is rising in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, and Showtime could get right in on the ground floor as this phenomenon continues. We also comment on the apparent resuscitation of the Super Six World Boxing Classic super middleweight tournament, with fights now scheduled for November 27 on Showtime between Andre Ward and Andre Dirrell, and Carl Froch and Arthur Abraham.

The Dream 16 mixed martial arts card was held Saturday, September 16, in Nagoya, Japan. We comment on the good and bad of that show, including the impressive technique of the fighters, which was counterposed by a series of purposeful, and typical, mismatches.

In addition, we comment on the latest doping scandal in mixed martial arts, this time involving UFC fighter Chael Sonnen, who was caught using steroids by the California State Athletic Commission in his recent fight with Anderson Silva. This once again highlights the need for the adoption of the protocols and methods of the World Anti-Doping Agency by the various athletic commissions regulating the combat sports, and their disgraceful failure to do so thus far.

We address the recent federal lawsuit between probably the two largest boxing promotions in the world, Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, where Golden Boy alleges that Top Rank is guilty of racketeering and millions of dollars in fraud (which, of course Top Rank denies). And we ask the question: Who in boxing are the real crooks?

With a new governor taking office in New York in 2011 and the election campaign under way, we also discuss the scandalous failure of the politicians in New York to legalize and sanction mixed martial arts. We are attempting to survey all the gubernatorial candidates about their positions on this issue, to build grassroots pressure on them to legalize it when the next administration takes office.

Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=150801513&s=143441

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

 

 

MMA News Links

09-26-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Better Late than Never, Mir KOs Cro Cop - http://www.ufc.com/news/Better-Late-than-Never-Mir-KO-Cro-Cop


Mir and Cro Cop Could Learn a Thing or Two from Lytle and Serra - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/26/mir-and-cro-cop-could-learn-a-thing-or-two-from-lytle-and-serra/


Dollaway, Sherk, Dunham, Mitrione, Beltran Win $70K Bonuses; Mir Bypassed - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/26/dollaway-sherk-dunham-mitrione-beltran-win-70k-bonuses-mir/


Was UFC 119 the Worst UFC Show of All Time? - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/26/1712438/was-ufc-119-the-worst-ufc-show-of-all-time


Despite Highlight-Reel KO, Mir Disappointed With Performance - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Despite-Highlight-Reel-KO-Mir-Disappointed-With-Performance-27118


Josh Gross: Five things we learned from UFC 119 - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/09/26/five.things.ufc119/index.html?eref=writers


Tachi Palace Fights 7 - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1217


UFC 119 Results: Sean Sherk Wins, But Not Without Controversy - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/473736-ufc-119-mir-vs-cro-crop-quick-hits-sherk-wins-but-not-without-controversy


UFC 119 fighters leave Indianapolis with $350,000 in bonuses - http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2010/09/26/ufc-119-fighters-leave-indiapolis-with-350000-in-bonuses/


Baran's Breakdown: Ring of Combat XXXI - Post Fight - http://thegarv.com/Baran-s-Breakdown-Ring-of-Combat-XXXI-Post-Fight.html


Inebriated post UFC 119 thoughts - http://www.watchkalibrun.com/2010/9/26/1712515/inebriated-post-ufc-119-thoughts


Moraes to teach BJJ at Team Nogueira - http://www.tatame.com/2010/09/26/Moraes-to-teach-BJJ-at-Team-Nogueira


Ashley Weakley’s Golden Aspirations - http://www.fightergirls.com/news.asp?ID=610

 

 

UFC 119: "Cropcop vs. Mir - Tonight
09-25-2010, Denver, CO
Event date: Sat., Sept. 25
Venue: Indianapolis, INConseco Fieldhouse



Main Event:
1. Mirko CroCop (227) VS Frank Mir (252)

Main Card (PPV):
2. Ryan Bader (205) VS Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (205)
3. Chris Lytle (171) VS Matt Serra (170)
4. Evan Dunham (156) VS Sean Sherk (155)
5. Jeremy Stephens (155) VS Melvin Guillard (155)

SPIKE TV Bouts:

6. Joe Doerksen (186) VS CB Dollaway (186)
7. Joey Beltran (239) VS Matt Mitrione (253)

Preliminary Bouts:
8. Pat Audinwood (156) VS Thiago Tavares (155)
9. Waylon Lowe (154) VS Steve Lopez (156)
10. Julio Paulino (170) VS TJ Grant (170)
11. Sean McCorkle (263) VS Mark Hunt (265)

 

 

MMA News Links

09-25-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Dream.16 Results: Sakuraba vs. Mayhem, Mousasi vs. Mizuno, More - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/25/dream-16-results-sakuraba-vs-mayhem-mousasi-vs-mizuno-more/


Jewels Announces Rough Stone Grand Prix Matchups - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/09/23/jewels-announces-rough-stone-grand-prix-matchups/


Prospect Weidman Stays Undefeated with TKO at ROC 31 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Prospect-Weidman-Stays-Undefeated-with-TKO-at-ROC-31-27108


Reinhardt Takes Aim at WECs Chinese Investment - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Reinhardt-Takes-Aim-at-WECs-Chinese-Investment-27109


Marloes Coenen vs Lena Buytendijk Set For Glory 12 - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/09/23/marloes-coenen-vs-lena-buytendijk-set-for-glory-12/


GSP boxing clever, says Roach has him hitting harder than ever - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5327


Gritty Vs. Pretty: Garcia, Hominick Ready to Battle - http://www.wec.tv/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=85312


Is This Peter Aert's Last Chance at K-1 World Grand Prix Glory? - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/9/24/1708647/is-this-peter-aerts-last-chance-at-k-1-world-grand-prix-glory


Josh Gross: Ryan Bader ready for big step forward at UFC 119 - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/09/24/bader.ufc.119/index.html?eref=writers


Tachi Palace Fights 7 official for December 2nd - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1217


What Mirko Cro Cop Must Do To Beat Frank Mir - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/472770-ufc-119-fight-card-what-mirko-cro-cop-must-do-to-beat-frank-mir


Duffee release from UFC because of attitude problem -

 

 

MMA News Links

09-24-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Serra Loss Forced Style Change, Lytle Says - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Serra-Loss-Forced-Style-Change-Lytle-Says-27082


UFC announces deal with Fox Sports Latin America - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5321


Dana White Reaffirms Stance on Commission-Only Testing - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/23/1706957/dana-white-reaffirms-stance-on-commission-only-testing


Baker Wins; West, Makovsky Advance at Bellator 30 - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/23/baker-wins-west-makovsky-advance-at-bellator-30/


Fedors Return Pushed to Late January at Earliest - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Fedors-Return-Pushed-to-Late-January-at-Earliest-27092


Cancer Survivor Baker Beats Horn at Bellator 30 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Cancer-Survivor-Baker-Beats-Horn-at-Bellator-30-27093


Vyacheslav Vasilevski: Moving Up Light Heavyweight Ladder - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/8063/vyacheslav_vasilevski_moving_up_light_heavyweight_ladder


DREAM.16 Weigh-in Results - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/24/1707755/dream-16-weigh-in-results


Josh Gross: Slimmer Mir headlines UFC 119 - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/09/23/ufc118.preview/index.html?eref=writers


“Mayhem” Miller plans to submit Sakuraba in the main event of a stacked “DREAM 16″ on HDNet - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/09/23/mayhem-miller-plans-to-submit-sakuraba-in-the-main-event-of-a-stacked-dream-16-on-hdnet/


How much is the UFC worth? - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/9/23/1707472/how-much-is-the-ufc-worth


Grappling with Issues - http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2010/09/24/grappling-with-issues-92410/


Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort on for 2011 - http://www.tatame.com/2010/09/22/Anderson-Silva-vs-Vitor-Belfort-on-for-2011


Ed 'Wild' West Discusses Bellator Bantamweight Tournament - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/471846-hurtsbad-exclusive-ed-wild-west-discusses-bellator-bantamweight-tournament

 

 

MMA News Links

09-23-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Josh Gross: UFC should adopt zero-tolerance policy for steroid users - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/09/21/ufc.steroids/index.html?eref=writers


Big Announcement From Krush - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/9/22/1703066/big-announcement-from-krush


CSAC Releases Statement on Sonnen Suspension - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/CSAC-Releases-Statement-on-Sonnen-Suspension-27047


CSAC: Sonnen suspended for one yearCSAC: Sonnen suspended for one year - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5313


"Darth" Bader Readies His Imperial March - http://www.ufc.com/news/Darth-Bader-Readies-His-Imperial-March


UFC 119 Pre-Fight Press Conference Video - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/23/ufc-119-pre-fight-press-conference-video/


White: Belfort to Face Silva for UFC Middleweight Title - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/White-Belfort-to-Face-Silva-for-UFC-Middleweight-Title-27046


Bellator 30 weigh-in results - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/09/22/bellator-30-weigh-in-results/


UFC 119: The 'phenomenal' Matt Mitrione is ready to show Joey Beltran some 'old man strength' - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/9/23/1705886/ufc-119-the-phenomenal-matt-mitrione-is-ready-to-show-joey-beltran


The Unlikely and Inspiring Tale of Sean McCorkle - http://www.ufc.com/news/Unlikely-and-Inspiring-Tale-Sean-McCorkle


Grove vs. Konrad official for Bellator 32 - http://www.fighthubtv.com/mma/grove-konrad-official-bellator-32/


Michael Johnson Talks Team GSP, Teammate 'Bruce Leroy' - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/23/michael-johnson-talks-team-gsp-teammate-bruce-leroy/


UFC 119 Preview: C.B. Dollaway, Matt Mitrione Headline Respectable Roster of Preliminary Battles - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/23/1704853/ufc-119-preview-c-b-dollaway-matt-mitrione-headline-respectable


Vitor Belfort Promises His Best Performance Against Anderson Silva - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/23/1705820/vitor-belfort-promises-his-best-performance-against-anderson-silva


Legend Fighting Championship 3! One Day To Go - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=3871


Ken Shamrock vs. Johnathan Ivey headlines USA MMA card in Louisiana - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1215


Tuff-N-Uff Future Champions Of MMA - http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-news/Tuff-N-Uff-Future-Champions-Of-MMA.html


The UFC Fallout From The Positive Chael Sonnen Drug Test/Suspension Has Begun - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/470654-the-ufc-fallout-from-the-positive-chael-sonnen-drug-testsuspension-has-begun


International spotlight Cage Warriors returns to London - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1214

 

 

MMA News Links

09-22-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

CSAC Says Sonnen Will Get Chance to Explain Elevated Testosterone Levels - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/21/csacs-dodd-says-sonnen-will-get-chance-to-explain-elevated-test/


The Blueprint: Mir vs. Cro Cop - http://www.ufc.com/news/The-Blueprint-Mir-Cro-Cop


Chael Sonnen is suddenly silent on PED accusations - http://espn.go.com/extra/mma/blog/_/name/mma/id/5599197/sonnen-suddenly-silent-accusations?campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines


Bellator to Hold Open Tryouts on Oct. 2 in Philadelphia - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/8037/bellator_to_hold_open_tryouts_on_oct_2_in_philadelphia


CroCop cleared: "I can fight" - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5307


'Snowman' melting? Jeff Monson 'currently in process of cutting down to light heavyweight' - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/9/21/1702579/snowman-melting-jeff-monson


Is It Time for MMA to Accept Steroids? - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/21/1703019/is-it-time-for-mma-to-accept-and


Josh Gross: UFC should adopt zero-tolerance policy for steroid users - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/09/21/ufc.steroids/index.html?eref=writers


Osawa Vs. Takada Dojo’s New Hope! Sharing Debut Opponent - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=3840


Prospect Marcus LeVesseur chokes out Josh Bumgarner at Combat on Capitol Hill - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1212


Werdum Predicts March Return, Comments on Barnett Signing - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Werdum-Predicts-March-Return-Comments-on-Barnett-Signing-27018


Bas Rutten comments on steroid use in Mixed Martial Arts - http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2010/09/21/bas-rutten-comments-on-steroid-use-in-mixed-martial-arts/


United Glory October 16 Card Announced  - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/9/21/1702923/united-glory-october-16-card


Global Cage Fighting in FL results - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1211


Chael Sonnen's Appeal to the CSAC Will Occur on December 2nd - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/468911-chael-sonnens-appeal-to-the-csac-will-occur-on-december-2nd


Spartan’s “aquatic training” for UFC 120 - http://www.tatame.com/2010/09/17/Spartans-aquatic-training-for-UFC-120


Cro Cop Lacks Confidence Coming Into UFC 119 - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/469591-cro-cop-lacks-confidence-coming-into-ufc-119


UFC drops middleweight Tomasz Drwal - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20739/ufc-drops-middleweight-tomasz-drwal.mma

 

 

MMA News Links

09-21-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Brock, Dana, Holly: New Mag Out Now - http://www.ufc.com/news/ufc-magazine-summary-092010


Palhares' camp had greasing fears pre-fight, but no longer - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5302


Faber-Mizugaki Official for WEC 52 Headliner - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Faber-Mizugaki-Official-for-WEC-52-Headliner-27017


Efrain Escudero Cut by UFC, Looking at Bellator, Strikeforce - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/20/efrain-escudero-cut-by-ufc-looking-at-bellator-strikeforce/


Huge Final 16 News: Ruslan Karaev OUT - Ray Sefo IN Against Tyrone Spong - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/9/21/1701396/huge-final-16-news-ruslan-karaev


Reports: Chael Sonnen Failed Test Due to 'Abnormally High' Testosterone Levels - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/20/reports-chael-sonnen-failed-test-due-to-abnormally-high-testo/


The 50th Impact Will Be Bigger! Ashikan Judan And DJ Clash! - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=3827


Sonnen told CSAC prior to UFC 117 fight he had taken PEDs - http://www.mmaforreal.com/2010/9/20/1700884/report-sonnen-told-csac-prior-to


Underground MMA 9 - Coffs Harbour - http://www.undergroundcfs.com/


Dunham Not Looking Past Sherk - http://www.sherdog.com/videos/videointerview/Dunham-Not-Looking-Past-Sherk-2641


K-1 Champion Tetsuya Yamato Dethroned at Krush - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/9/20/1700671/k-1-champion-tetsuya-yamato


First Blood - Magno Almeida chokes out WEC vet Mike Campbell - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1210


UFC 119 Fight Card: Why Frank Mir Will Beat Mirko Cro Cop - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/469032-ufc-119-fight-card-why-frank-mir-will-beat-mirko-cro-cop


Share Striking While the Iron is Hot: Why Nate Marquardt Needs to get Vocal - http://www.watchkalibrun.com/2010/9/20/1700100/striking-while-the-iron-is-hot-why


Demian eyes Kendall Grove’s long arms - http://www.tatame.com/2010/09/20/Demian-eyes-Kendall-Groves-long-arms

 

 

MMA News Links

09-20-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Dana White comments on steroids in MMA - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5295


Chael Sonnen Tests Positive for a "Natural Steroid" - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/20/1699143/chael-sonnens-pre-fight-drug-test


Ed Soares: Sonnen-Silva Rematch Still on Until Told Otherwise - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/19/ed-soares-sonnen-silva-rematch-still-on-until-told-otherwise/


Matt Hughes just wants to keep having fun against BJ Penn at UFC 123 - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/9/19/1698893/matt-hughes-just-wants-to-keep


What Will the UFC Do About Chael Sonnen's Failed Drug Test? - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/19/1698675/what-will-the-ufc-do-about-chael


UFC 122 Set for Oberhausen, Germany - http://www.ufc.com/news/ufc-122-press-release


Shimizu Beats Murata! Yamada Cleans House - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=3807


Stephens Fight With Guillard A Passion Project - http://www.ufc.com/news/Stephens-Fight-With-Guillard-Passion-Project


Carolinas Fight Scene Update: Thompson, Allman, Fowler and Rinaldi Victorious - http://www.mmaforreal.com/2010/9/19/1698657/carolinas-fight-scene-update


Ontario Prepares for MMA with McCarthys Officials Courses Sept. 24-26 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Ontario-Prepares-for-MMA-with-McCarthys-Officials-Courses-Sept-24-26-26980


Maximum Fighting President has a message for MMA promoters and athletic commissions - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/09/19/maximum-fighting-president-has-a-message-for-mma-promoters-and-athletic-commissions/


Sarah Kaufman: “I think it’s important for fighters to stand up for what they deserve…” - http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2010/09/20/sarah-kaufman-i-think-it’s-important-for-fighters-to-stand-up-for-what-they-deserve/


K-1 World GP 2010 in Seoul - http://www.thefightgame.tv/k1_october_2_2010.htm


Antonio McKee says he had a metal plate put in his elbow to cut open opponents - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/09/19/antonio-mckee-says-he-had-a-metal-plate-put-in-his-elbow-to-cut-open-opponents/


UFC Foreshadowing : Rich Franklin May Be Next For Jon Jones - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/467699-ufc-foreshadowing-rich-franklin-may-be-next-for-jon-jones

 

 

MMA News Links

09-19-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Sonnen Fails UFC 117 Post-Fight Drug Screening - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/CSAC-Sonnen-Positive-for-PEDs-at-UFC-117-26978


NAAFS: Eve Of Destruction Play-By-Play & Results - http://www.mmarising.com/articles/2010/09/18/naafs-eve-of-destruction-play-by-play-results/


The Ultimate Fighting Championship confirms remaining bouts for UFC 119 in Indianapolis - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/09/18/the-ultimate-fighting-championship-confirms-remaining-bouts-for-ufc-119-in-indianapolis/


Jeff Monson, Ricco Rodriguez, Frank Trigg and Sokoudjou set to fight in Israel on November 9th - http://www.lowkick.com/UFC/Jeff-Monson-Ricco-Rodriguez-Frank-Trigg-and-Sokoudjou-set-to-fight-in-Israel-on-November-9th-9939


GirlFight Global Forms Big Plans For Womens MMA - http://www.mmarising.com/articles/2010/09/17/girlfight-global-forms-big-plans-for-womens-mma/


Matt Serra, Chris Lytle Expecting Much Different Fight in Sequel at UFC 119 - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/19/matt-serra-chris-lytle-expecting-much-different-fight-in-sequel-at-ufc-119/


10 Fighters Who Should Retire Immediately - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/462834-mma-ten-fighters-that-should-retire


Shoot Boxing 2010 Results - http://www.thefightgame.tv/shoot_boxing_september_18_2010_results.htm


Paulo Thiago – Arm triangle choke (Triangulo de braço) Brazilian jiu jitsu - http://www.doseofmma.com/8420/paulo-thiago-arm-triangle-choke-triangulo-de-braco-brazilian-jiu-jitsu/


Chute Boxe happy with new UFC fighters - http://www.tatame.com/2010/09/16/Chute-Boxe-happy-with-new-UFC-fighters


2010: The Rise of the Wrestlers - http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-news/2010-The-Rise-of-the-Wrestlers.html


CroCop Admits Something Bad Did Happen to His Eye, But Says It's 'Nothing Scary' - http://www.cagepotato.com/crocop-admits-something-bad-ididi-happen-his-eye-says-its-nothing-scary


Maximo Blanco: Destiny Brought Me to Yoshida Dojo - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/18/maximo-blanco-one-of-the-most-violent-men-in-mma/


Andy Souwer Returns With a Vengeance Against Hinata - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/9/18/1696602/andy-souwer-returns-with-a


Butterbean Taps to Pudzianowski Strikes at KSW 14 - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Butterbean-Taps-to-Pudzianowski-Strikes-at-KSW-14-26979


Dollaway Proves That He Belongs - http://www.ufc.com/news/Battle-Tested-Dollaway-Proves-That-He-Belongs

 

 

MMA News Links

09-18-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

California MMA has a farm system - http://www.ocregister.com/sports/california-266851-farm-saturday.html


Denver, Colorado - 'Cage Fighter' Uses Kids As Shields, Attacks Cops  - http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/25037517/detail.html


Jimmie Rivera Beats Abel Cullum in King of the Cage Battle - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/18/jimmie-rivera-beats-abel-cullum-in-king-of-the-cage-battle/


Can a Fighter Who Isn't in the UFC Be the World's Best? - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/17/1694327/can-a-fighter-who-isnt-in-the-ufc


11-Bout UFC 119 Lineup Complete - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/11-Bout-UFC-119-Lineup-Complete-26971


Mir talks Carwin, CroCop, suggests 'nerve damage' in Croatian - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5291


Keith Jardine suspended 'indefinitely' for shoving referee at Shark Fights 13 (Video) - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/9/17/1694777/keith-jardine-suspended


Andrei Arlovski to Fight in K-1 on October 2nd - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/17/1695798/andrei-arlovski-to-fight-in-k-1-on


UFC Fight Night 22 medical suspensions and injuries for 'Marquardt vs Palhares' - http://www.mmamania.com/2010/9/17/1695319/ufc-fight-night-22-medical


"CES: First Blood" Live Results and Play-by-Play - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/17/1686564/ces-first-blood-live-results-and


Anderson not fighting at heavyweight any time soon - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5290


Latest MMA Schedule - Minowa vs. Colossus at DREAM.16 - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/2895/latest_mma_schedule__minowa_vs_colossus_at_dream16


Belfort Sees Cracks in Silva Facade - http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/Belfort-Sees-Cracks-in-Silva-Facade-26958


Brian Stann’s autobiography “Heart for the Fight” now available - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/09/17/brian-stanns-autobiography-heart-for-the-fight-now-available/


Spike TV: TUF 12 Premiere Nets 1.6 Million Viewers - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Spike-TV-TUF-12-Premiere-Nets-16-Million-Viewers-26948


Maximo Blanco: Destiny Brought Me to Yoshida Dojo - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/18/maximo-blanco-one-of-the-most-violent-men-in-mma/


Mitrione Looking for Hat Trick at UFC 119 - http://www.ufc.com/news/Mitrione-Looking-for-Hat-Trick-at-UFC-119+


Nate Marquardt: Middleweight Contender or Pretender? Can He Ever Wear the Gold? - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/465699-nate-marquardt-middleweight-contender-or-pretender-can-he-ever-wear-the-gold

 

 

No Holds Barred: Kenny Garner, M-1 Selection, Wrestling, and MMA
09-17-2010
Denver, CO

http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2010-09-16T12_41_56-07_00

On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with mixed martial arts fighter and former wrestler Kenny "Deuce" Garner, who will fight in the heavyweight finals of the M-1 Global Americas Selection tournament Saturday, September 18, 2010, at Bally's Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His opponent will be Pat Bennett, who had been a two-time Div. 3 All-American wrestler at SUNY-Brockport. We spoke with the colorful Kenny Garner by phone to get his view on how this fight, which is expected to feature a lot of action, will go.

We open the show by discussing some of the lessons from the recently-concluded World Championships of Wrestling, which took place September 6-12 in Moscow. This was one of the most exciting world championships in recent memory, and also saw the wrestlers using some amazing techniques, but this event got little attention outside the wrestling community. We explain some of the reasons why, and offer some suggestions.

In addition, we squarely address the myth that wrestling is a "boring" sport. While some wrestlers may wrestle a boring style, the philosophy behind the sport emphasizes seeking dominance. We comment on this issue both regarding wrestling as a sport, and wrestling and wrestlers in mixed martial arts, borrowing some advice from wrestling legend Dan Gable.

Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=150801513&s=143441

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

 

 

MMA News Links

09-17-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Toner Planning a Colorado Welcome for Nunes - http://www.wec.tv/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=85189


Michelle Waterson Pregnant, Will Return In 2011 - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/09/17/michelle-waterson-pregnant-will-return-in-2011/


Vitor Belfort Not Expecting Title Shot Even If He Beats Okami - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/17/vitor-belfort-not-expecting-title-shot-even-if-he-beats-okami/


Fighters At London Fan Expo - http://www.ufc.com/news/fan-expo-london-attendees-release


Jordan Breen on Wrestling in MMA - http://www.sherdog.com/videos/misc.video/Jordan-Breen-on-Wrestling-in-MMA-2633


UFC Heavyweight Champ Lesnar Graces Cover of UFC Magazine - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/7991/ufc_heavyweight_champ_lesnar_graces_cover_of_ufc_magazine


Organized Crime Connections Could Put a Halt to Fights in Amsterdam - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/9/16/1693795/organized-crime-connections-could


Maynard: "I want the belt, the top of the heap" - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5285


DREAM.16: Jason "Mayhem" Miller Wants to Be the First to Submit Sakuraba - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/17/1694072/dream-16-jason-mayhem-miller-wants


Bellator 29 Results: Neil Grove, Cole Konrad Advance to Heavyweight Finals - http://mmafrenzy.com/15996/bellator-29-results-neil-grove-cole-konrad-advance-to-heavyweight-finals/


The 4th Restoration Complete! Souwer Is In Japan - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=3736


Valkyrie 07 - http://www.thefightgame.tv/gcm_valkyrie_september_26_2010.htm


Josh Barnett: "I Like the Idea That I Could Be Out There Killing Someone's Hero" - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/16/1693754/quote-of-the-day-2-josh-barnett-i


Chute Boxe happy with new UFC fighters - http://www.tatame.com/2010/09/16/Chute-Boxe-happy-with-new-UFC-fighters

 

 

UFC Fight Night 22 - Results

09-16-2010

Denver, CO

 

From the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

 

Main Bouts:
1. Nate Marquardt defeated Rousimar Palhares by TKO from strikes at 3:28, R1
2. Charles Oliveira defeated Efrain Escudero by rear naked choke at 2:25, R3
3. Jim Miller defeated Gleison Tibau by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
4. Cole Miller defeated Ross Pearson by rear naked choke at 1:49, R2

Preliminary Bouts:
5. Yves Edwards defeated John Gunderson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
6. Kyle Kingsbury defeated Jared Hamman by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
7. Dave Branch defeated Tomasz Drwal by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
8. Rich Attonito defeated Rafael Natal by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
9. Anthony “T.J.” Waldburger defeated David Mitchell by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
10. Brian Foster defeated Forrest Petz by TKO from strikes at 1:07, R1

 

 

MMA News Links

09-16-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Marquardt finishes off distracted Palhares - http://content.usatoday.com/communities/mma/post/2010/09/marquardt-palhares-ufn-22/1?csp=34


Nate Marquardt TKOs Rousimar Palhares at UFC Fight Night 22 - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/15/nate-marquardt-kos-rousimar-palhares-at-ufc-fight-night-22/


“The Ultimate Fighter 12: Team GSP vs. Team Koscheck” – Episode 1 recap - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/09/15/the-ultimate-fighter-12-team-gsp-vs-team-koscheck-episode-1-recap/


Marquardt: "I want Belfort, Wanderlei, Bisping or Okami next" - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5281


Cole Konrad: I Wasn't Impressed With Grabowski's Performance - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/15/1689918/cole-konrad-i-wasnt-impressed-with


Frausto Clashes with Aguilar in Female Showdown at Bellator 31 - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/7974/frausto_clashes_with_aguilar_in_female_showdown_at_bellator_31


Palhares retracts greasing allegations - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5280


UFC Fight Night 22: Nate Marquardt Addresses Greasing Accusations, Rousimar Palhares Apologizes - http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2010/9/16/1692151/ufc-fight-night-22-nate-marquardt


UFC Fight Night 22 Post-Fight Thoughts - http://www.mmaforreal.com/2010/9/16/1692045/ufc-fight-night-22-post-fight


Yamada Enters Pancrase Catch Tournament! Message From Santos - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=3725


UFC Fight Night 22 Bonuses Go To Oliveira, Miller, Kingsbury, Hamman, and Foster - http://mmafrenzy.com/15973/ufc-fight-night-22-bonuses-go-to-oliveira-miller-kingsbury-hamman-and-foster/


Watch this Japanese themed promo of EA Sports MMA  - http://middleeasy.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2971:watch-this-japanese-themed-promo-of-ea-sports-mma&catid=34:organizations


Carried Out Fight Gear Discusses the Sale of TapouT and the COFG Mindset - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/463396-carried-out-fight-gear-discusses-the-sale-of-tapout-and-the-cofg-mindset


Ray Mercer Nowhere to be Found - http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-news/Ray-Mercer-Nowhere-to-be-Found.html


Alistair Overeem Reflects Upon His Career - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/9/16/1692100/alistair-overeem-reflects-upon-his


Zoila "Warrior Princess" Frausto clashes with Jessica Aguilar in Women’s Semi-final Showdown at Bellator 31 - http://www.bellator.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=23600&ATCLID=204995068


Sagadpet! A Man With Four Muay Thai Titles - http://nightmareofbattle.com/?p=3713


Strikeforce Signs Josh Barnett: Is It Worth the Risk? - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/463471-strikeforce-signs-josh-barnett-is-it-worth-the-risk

 

 

UFC Fight Night 22 - Tonight on SpikeTV

09-15-2010

Denver, CO

 

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the middleweight bout between Nate Marquardt and Rousimar Palhares, airs on Spike TV from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas beginning at 8pm ET / PT.
 


 

Main Event:
1. Rousimar Palhares (186) VS Nate Marquardt (186)
 

Main Card:
2. Charles Oliveira (154) VS Efrain Escudero (159*)
3. Gleison Tibau (154) VS Jim Miller (155.5)
4. Cole Miller (156) VS Ross Pearson (156)

 

Preliminary Bouts:
5. John Gunderson (156) VS Yves Edwards (155)
6. Kyle Kingsbury (206) VS Jared Hamman (205)
7. David Branch (186) VS Tomasz Drwal (185.5)
8. Rafael Natal (186) VS Rich Attonito (185)
9. David Mitchell (170.5) VS TJ Waldburger (171)
10. Forrest Petz (170) VS Brian Foster (170.5)

 

 

MMA News Links

09-15-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

UFC Fight Night Weigh In Results - http://www.ufc.com/news/Official-UFC-Fight-Night-Weigh-In-Results


UFC Fight Night 22 -- an ESPN primer - http://espn.go.com/extra/mma/blog/_/name/mma/id/5571198/ufc-fight-night-22?campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines


Josh Gross: Athletic commissions have no say on MMA events on tribal lands - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/09/14/shine.fights/index.html?eref=writers


WEC Officials Issue Statement Regarding Donald Cerrone's Recent Comments - http://www.wec.tv/index.cfm?fa=news.detail&gid=85190


UFC 123 Is On: Lyoto Machida-Quinton Jackson, B.J. Penn-Matt Hughes Are Official - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/462820-ufc-123-is-on-lyoto-machida-quinton-jackson-bj-penn-matt-hughes-are-official


Kunioku, Damm & Ishikawa To Compete At Fury 2 - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/09/13/kunioku-damm-ishikawa-to-compete-at-fury-2/


GSP says Koschek "is a liar", Koscheck says GSP is "afraid" - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5273


Wild Bill Fight Night 30 in GA results - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1199


UFN 22: Rousimar Palhares Talks Brazilian Top Team and How It Changed His Life - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/461822-rousimar-palhares-after-i-arrived-in-brazilian-top-team-my-life-changed


Aoki Likely For DEEP: 50th Impact, Sakurai In Talks - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/09/13/aoki-likely-for-deep-50th-impact-sakurai-in-talks/


Predictions for Fight Night 22: Marquardt vs. Palhares - http://www.mmabettingblog.com/2010/09/14/predictions-for-fight-night-22-marquardt-vs-palhares/


Marquardt Fired Up and Looking to Finish - http://www.ufc.com/news/Marquardt-Focused-Fired-Up-and-Looking-to-Finish


Fight Night in the Cage in PA results - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1198


UFC 123 is official for Nov. 20 at The Palace of Auburn Hills outside Detroit - http://www.mmaforreal.com/2010/9/15/1690003/ufc-123-is-official-for-nov-20-at


Sonnen Takes Jabs at Georges St-Pierre, Brock Lesnar and Anderson Silva -

http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/14/sonnen-takes-jabs-at-georges-st-pierre-brock-lesnar-and-anderso/

 

 

MMA News Links

09-14-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Josh Barnett joins Strikeforce - http://content.usatoday.com/communities/mma/post/2010/09/josh-barnett-joins-strikeforce/1?csp=34


Josh Gross: Shark Fights tries to carve niche - http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/josh_gross/09/13/shark.notes/index.html?eref=writers


Matt Hughes, BJ Penn to Complete Trilogy at UFC 123 in Michigan - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/13/matt-hughes-bj-penn-to-complete-trilogy-at-ufc-123-in-michigan/


Fedor Emelianenko and the Current Value of the M-1 Bargaining Chip - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/461280-fedor-emelianenko-and-the-current-value-of-the-m-1-bargaining-chip


Eight bouts finalized for September 25th DREAM event - http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2010/09/14/eight-bouts-finalized-for-september-25th-dream-event/


The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale official for Dec. 4 in Las Vegas - http://mmajunkie.com/news/20626/the-ultimate-fighter-12-finale-official-for-dec-4-in-las-vegas.mma


Bobby Lashley Says Griggs Fight Would Have Been 'Quick Win' If Not for Health - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/13/bobby-lashley-says-griggs-fight-would-have-been-quick-win-if-n/


Strikeforce Signs “The Baby Fat Assassin" Josh Barnett, Jorge Masvidal - http://mmapayout.com/2010/09/strikeforce-signs-josh-barnett-jorge-masvidal/


The Cole Miller Manifesto - http://www.ufc.com/news/The-Cole-Miller-Manifesto


Charles Oliveira: Jiu-Jitsu Is Above Wrestling - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/13/charles-oliveira-talks-efrain-escudero-fight-jiu-jitsu-is-above/


CroCop advises "big mouth" Mir to say his prayers - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5266


Fight Night in the Cage in PA results - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1198


Branch Brings A Stone Cold Approach to Austin - http://www.ufc.com/news/Branch-Brings-A-Stone-Cold-Approach-to-Austin

 

 

No Holds Barred: Hit or Miss? Shark Fights 13 Review with Steve Nelson
09-13-2010
Denver, CO

http://nhbnews.podomatic.com/entry/2010-09-12T16_09_39-07_00


On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman reviews the Shark Fights 13 mixed martial arts card with Steve Nelson, the founder of the USWF (Unified Shoot Wrestling Federation), who covered this show for No Holds Barred from cageside. Shark Fights 13 was held Saturday, September 11, at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum in Amarillo, Texas, and telecast live on pay-per-view.

We had a lengthy and detailed discussion Sunday afternoon about this overwhelmingly well-received show. We analyzed the fights on this card, including the late stoppage in the exciting Houston Alexander-Sokoudjou fight, and the many upsets. We discussed the telecast, including the colorful and controversial commentary by Don Frye and Bas Rutten. And we examined what this all may mean, both positive and negative, for the future and positioning of Shark Fights. This is an in-depth analysis of this event, which its promoters hope will establish Shark Fights (http://sharkfights.com) as a major MMA organization.

Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=150801513&s=143441

The show is in MP3 format, so may take some time to download.

 

 

MMA News Links

09-13-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Takaya-Beebe, Omigawa-Escovedo, Ishida-Wicky Added to DREAM.16 - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/13/takaya-beebe-omigawa-escovedo-ishida-wicky-added-to-dream-16/


Erin Toughill Withdraws From Fight In Singapore - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/09/13/erin-toughill-withdraws-from-fight-in-singapore/


Warren: Dream 16 Bout with Omigawa Not Happening - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Warren-Dream-16-Bout-with-Omigawa-Not-Happening-26850


UK: UFC signs deal with Sky Sports to air TUF 12 - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5262

 


Bob Arum likes the UFC, hates mma - http://www.fighthubtv.com/video/bob-arum-likes-ufc-hates-mma/


UFC Fight Night 22 Fight Card Set for Marquardt vs. Palhares - http://mmafrenzy.com/15937/ufc-fight-night-22-fight-card-set-for-marquardt-vs-palhares/


XMMA Champion Gives His Views on All Things Canadian MMA - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/458333-kajan-johnson-xmma-champion-gives-his-views-on-all-things-canadian-mma


Gunderson As Old School As They Come - http://www.ufc.com/news/Gunderson-As-Old-School-As-They-Come


UFC's Greatest Fear Isn't the Government: It's Shine Fights - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/459321-why-the-ufcs-greatest-fear-is-shine-fights


Check out this list of Don Frye quotes from Shark Fights 13 - http://middleeasy.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2941:check-out-this-list-of-don-frye-quotes-from-shark-fights-13&catid=36:fighters


Asylum Fight League 30: Complete Results - http://thegarv.com/Asylum-Fight-League-30-Complete-Results.html


Vitor Belfort Simply Staying the Predetermined Course - http://www.5thround.com/50803/vitor-belfort-simply-staying-the-predetermined-course/


Is Badr Hari Withdrawing From the K-1 World Grand Prix This Year? An Interview with Panorama Magazine Says Maybe - http://www.headkicklegend.com/2010/9/12/1684077/is-badr-hari-withdrawing-from-the


MMA on TV - http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2010/09/13/mma-on-tv-2/


Damian “Polish Pitbull” Grabowski faces Cole Konrad for a spot in the Heavyweight Finals - http://www.bellator.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=23600&ATCLID=204992896


Potential Phenom Oliveira Stays Grounded - http://www.ufc.com/news/Charles-Oliveira-Potential-Phenom-Stays-Grounded++

 

 

MMA News Links

09-12-2010

Pancrase Newswire

Denver, CO

 

Trevor Prangley Beats Keith Jardine at Shark Fights 13 - http://www.mmafighting.com/2010/09/12/trevor-prangley-beats-keith-jardine-at-shark-fights-13/


Alexanders Comeback Inspired by Six Kids - http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Alexanders-Comeback-Inspired-by-Six-Kids-26829


Defeated Jardine: 'I'll Keep Fighting' - http://www.sherdog.com/videos/videointerview/Defeated-Jardine-Ill-Keep-Fighting-2629


Gutierrez, Ansaroff Pick Up Wins At “Fall Brawl” - http://www.mmarising.com/articles/2010/09/11/gutierrez-ansaroff-pick-up-wins-at-fall-brawl/


Tim Sylvia headed to Japanese pro-wrestling circuit - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5258


Where does Keith Jardine go following loss to Trevor Prangley at Shark Fights 13? - http://www.mmaforreal.com/2010/9/12/1683521/where-does-keith-jardine-go


Jim Miller - Always Fighting to Finish - http://www.ufc.com/news/Jim-Miller-Always-Fighting-to-Finish


Hisae Watanabe Considering MMA Return This Fall - http://www.mmarising.com/news/2010/09/11/hisae-watanabe-considering-mma-return-this-fall/


Judo Results - Short Outings for Melancon, Tritton - http://www.thefightnetwork.com/news/mma/7930/judo_results__short_outings_for_melancon_tritton


Ricky Hatton caught on video snorting cocaine - http://prommanow.com/index.php/2010/09/11/ricky-hatton-caught-on-video-snorting-cocaine/


Shogun calls on the UFC to sign his brother Ninja - http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=5259


Rick Story vs. Johny Hendricks Added to The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale - http://mmafrenzy.com/15933/rick-story-vs-johny-hendricks-added-to-the-ultimate-fighter-12-finale/


Maximum Fighting Championship 26 on HDNet quick results - http://www.ultmma.com/news/index.php?itemid=1194


Thiago Silva confirms UFC 125 bout against Brandon Vera - http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2010/09/11/thiago-silva-confirms-ufc-125-bout-against-brandon-vera/


Martial Marathon & 6° WTKA World Championships - http://www.wtkainternational.com/2010/WTKA2010.html


Pueblo, Colorado - "Bring the Thunder MMA" draws over 3,000 - http://www.gothunderwolves.com/athletics/news/20100911_MMA

 

 

MMA EVENT TO BENEFIT CSU PUEBLO ATHLETICS

BRING THE THUNDER MMA - Tonight In Pueblo, Colorado

09-11-2010

Denver, CO

 


September 11, the Colorado State University-Pueblo athletic department will host "Bring the Thunder MMA," the first Mixed Martial Arts event to take place at Massari Arena.

The event will benefit CSU-Pueblo's athletics program. The co-main events feature Cameron Dollar vs. Brett Roller and Eliot Marshall vs. Adriano Camolese

Colorado's own Shane Carwin who is currently ranked as the 3rd best Heavyweight in the World will be making a special appearance for the Bring the Thunder MMA event on September 11, 2010 at 7:30pm Saturday night

What: BRING THE THUNDER MMA

When: Saturday, Sept 11th, 7:30 pm

Where: Massari Arena, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001
Tel: 719.549.27