Kimbo, Griffin, Bisping also Featured in Series Due Out in Second Quarter ’10
MARKHAM, Ontario, Canada, January 26, 2010 – With its first series of collectible UFC-branded figurines due to hit shelves throughout North America by next month, Round 5 today unveiled the members of its UFC Series 2, as announced by Barron Lau, Round 5 CEO and co-founder and Damon Lau, president and co-founder. Figurines for UFC stars Randy “The Natural” Couture, Tito “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Ortiz, B.J. “The Prodigy” Penn, Forrest Griffin, Michael “The Count” Bisping and Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson are scheduled to be available at retail in the second quarter of 2010. Read the rest of this entry »
Nathan Gunn had everything going for him in his MFC debut – that is until things went horribly wrong.
The welterweight prospect had a solid first round in his first fight under the spotlight, well enough to earn him the nod for taking the opening five minutes against veteran Pete Spratt on the MFC 22: Payoff card. But Gunn made a fateful error along the way. When he had Spratt in trouble, he failed to put the hammer down and finish the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
It is obvious that these two UFC Superstars have a natural distaste for each other, in fact it is blatant. The Axe murderer (not known for his public appearances) jumped at the chance to come on the world’s most controversial mma show (ranked #3 overall in sports).
In an MMABAY Radio exclusive, TODAY, Sunday, 1/24/2010 marks a battle of two of UFC’s best fighters, and their chance to verify rumors, confirm their dislike for each other and set a platform for what the fans should expect: Unedited, completely raw, unbiased reporting with two of the UFC’s biggest names. Read the rest of this entry »
Honolulu, HI (USA): This past Sunday, January 17th, a “Showdown” took place at Waipahu High School. But this night of fights had a special purpose: to raise money for the school’s athletic department. Over 2,000 fans packed the school’s gym, and fight celebrities such as former UFC and StrikeForce fighter Falaniko Vitale, EliteXC veteran Kaleo Kwan, former world boxing champion Jesus Salud, and UFC fighter “The Crippler” Chris Leben were in attendance. It was a night of fantastic fights, and at the end of the event, fight fans were satisfied, and X-1 World Events was able to hand over a $5,000 donation check to the Waipahu High School Athletic Department. Read the rest of this entry »
World championship mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion STRIKEFORCE will return to its roots when it brings its Challengers fight series to The Civic Auditorium in San Jose, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 26. Topping the card will be a middleweight (185 pounds) contest between wrestling powerhouse Trevor Prangley (22-5) and Karl Amoussou (11-2-1).
Undefeated power puncher Sarah Kaufman (10-0) will clash with Japan’s Takayo Hashi (12-1) in the first STRIKEFORCE women’s world bantamweight (135 pounds) championship matchup in history while Luke Rockhold (6-1), one of MMA’s brightest up and comers, will take on Paul Bradley (12-1) at middleweight, in one of the featured fights. Read the rest of this entry »
Nick Penner was happy with getting the win but not by the methods with which it came.
He learned a lesson about preparation, and is taking it to heart as he prepares for his next fight which comes with another test of its own. Penner (9-1), one of the top prospects in the Maximum Fighting Championship, puts his six-fight winning streak on the line at MFC 24: Heat XC when he takes on Chris “The Exorcist” Price (15-3). The fight will be Penner’s first at light heavyweight, moving down from the heavyweight ranks, but it is a transition he expects will benefit him in a big way. Read the rest of this entry »
Superstar Nick Diaz, DREAM Welterweight Champion Marius “The Whitemare” Zaromskis, STRIKEFORCE 145 pound Women’s Champion Cris Cyborg, and submission expert Marloes Coenen discussed the upcoming STRIKEFORCE MIAMI mixed martial arts (MMA) fights scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 30 at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., LIVE on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast).
The 26-year-old Diaz (20-7), a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and native of Stockton, Calif, will take on DREAM welterweight (170 pounds) champ Zaromskis (13-3) in the main event and first STRIKEFORCE welterweight championship bout in history. Diaz, who will put a five fight win streak on the line, is making his first start since he submitted hard-hitting Scott “Hands of Steel” Smith on June 6, 2009. The highly explosive, 29-year-old Zaromskis, who hails from Siauliai, Lithuania, has won his last three fights on first-round knockouts via head kick. Read the rest of this entry »
Check out Randy Couture training for UFC 109! Affliction caught up with Randy at his training facility Xtreme Couture last week as he was doing his strength and conditioning workout for UFC 109. Affliction asked him how things were going and here is what he had to say! Read the rest of this entry »
Update KOTC Japan: Two additions have been added to the KOTC Japan card set to take place at the Okinawa Convention Center January 30, 2010. The first addition is a Heavyweight match-up featuring Scary Jerry Vrbanovic (USA) vs. Koji Kanechika (Japan). Scary Jerry Vrbanovic the Crazy Croation’s last fight was way back in 2004 in the King of the Cage. Scary Jerry is known for his “take a punch to deliver two” attitude, which makes for an action packed heavyweight slug-fest. Scary Jerry wants his fans to know he is back and will represent the USA proudly! His opponent Koji “Takauji” Kanechika representing Japan comes into the cage with a 4-2 record and a 3 fight winning streak. The second additional fight added is the women’s bantamweight bout between Roxanne Modafferi (13-5 ) and Molly Helsel (8-8). Roxanne is a veteran of Strikeforce, who brings in an impressive record of 13 wins and 5 losses. Roxanne said in a recent interview “I hope it’s a brawl, I’m in the mood”. Her opponent Molly Helsel is also a veteran of the ring and is a submission specialist. Five of her eight wins by submission. Molly says, “I have a feeling the people watching this fight will walk away with a new respect for Women’s MMA“. Read the rest of this entry »
An expected intense showdown between two veteran lightweights will headline the card set for MFC 24: Heat XC on Friday, February 26.
Onetime MFC lightweight title challenger Derrick “The Eraser” Noble (25-12-1) will look to get back into 155-pound championship picture when he takes on “The Texas Gunslinger” Yves Edwards (36-15-1) in a clash that will top the lineup of fights at the River Cree Resort and Casino just outside Edmonton, Alberta. Read the rest of this entry »