Wednesday, October 13, 2010

UFC News Update - October 13, 2010

1. UFC's top Octagon girl gets Playboy cover

UFC fans all know Arianny Celeste as the most popular of the Octagon girls, but now the 24-year-old will extend her exposure beyond the cage this month, in the pages of Playboy.
Celeste gets the cover and an additional eight pages inside.

Celeste hosts a web-based show about the sport at UFC.com, but makes it clear she has no fighting aspirations, saying "I don't think I could beat anybody up in the Octagon."
She describes her job duties as, "Just don't trip over your feet, and try to look hot and graceful," and adds that, "I love my legs. They're super-strong and lean. I'm proud of these stems." Read More | usatoday.com

2. Josh Koscheck: “My Goal is to Knock Georges St-Pierre Out”

There’s no point in competing against UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre in a popularity contest, so Josh Koscheck isn’t about to try. In fact, he’s content with being the least liked kid on campus, just as long as he’s stacking chips at the same rate he’s collecting Octagon wins.

“I wouldn’t say that I’m a bad guy. It seems that way in the arenas, but when I’m walking through the airport or at dinner, that’s never the case,” Koscheck said during Tuesday’s UFC 124 press conference. “I have fun with this. I’m here to have fun, I’m here to make money and I’m here to win fights. Read More | 5thround.com

 3. 'UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck 2' Poster

Following the press conference for "UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck 2" the UFC released the poster for the event, which will be headlined by a UFC welterweight championship fight between Georges St. Pierre and Josh Koscheck. Source | mmaforreal.com

4. What Will It Take to Make UFC 120: Bisping vs Akiyama Interesting?

Having a hard time getting your mojo on over “UFC 120: Bisping vs. Akiyama?”
Aired on Spike TV free via same-day tape-delay, the fight features British mainstays Michael Bisping and Dan Hardy taking on (respectively) Yoshihiro Akiyama and Carlos Condit.

If the pure spectacle of the fights from O2 Arena in London won’t do it for you, then maybe a gaming interest will generate some juice. Read More | fiveouncesofpain.com

Monday, October 11, 2010

UFC Randy Couture discusses retirement

Fighters in whatever sports comes to retirement, so with Mr. Couture. As what the 5thround.com said UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture is old enough to be some peoples’ father, and in a few cases their grand pappy. Yeah, this man is 47 years old but still doing everything he can to win, and you can see that in his last few fights.


Regardless, the Fountain of Youth will inevitably run dry and “The Natural” will be forced to hang up his iconic MMA gloves once and for all. Because of that, Couture has already started to make the transition over to a less physically demanding Hollywood career.

“I think [acting] is certainly what my interest is right now,” Couture told MMA:30 Radio Hour. “I’ve had an amazing year, and I think it’s time to start looking at that, for sure. That’s probably what’s going to carry me through for the next 10 or 15 years.”

“Captain America” was seen last month cruising to a 1stRound submission victory over boxing legend James Toney at UFC 118. To have that victory stand as his final Octagon appearance wouldn’t be all that bad, although it isn’t nearly as nice as seeing him hoist up another championship belt.

Full story | here
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Sunday, September 26, 2010

UFC 119 Fight Results and Recap

Results of UFC 119, who wins and loses in the event held in Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. UFC 120 is coming don't forget to tune in for more UFC news.

 
MAIN BOUTS:


Melvin Guillard Defeated Jeremy Stephens via Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Sean Sherk Defeated Evan Dunham via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Chris Lytle Defeated Matt Serra via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Ryan Bader Defeated Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Frank Mir Defeated Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic via KO (Knee) at 4:02 in the 3rdRound

PRELIMINARY BOUTS:

Sean McCorkle Defeated Mark Hunt via Submission (Kimura) at 1:03 in the 1stRound
T.J. Grant Defeated Julio Paulino via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Waylon Lowe Defeated Steve Lopez via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Thiago Tavares Defeated Pat Audinwood via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 3:47 in the 1stRound
Matt Mitrione Defeated Joey Beltran via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
C.B. Dollaway Defeated Joe Doerksen via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:13 in the 1stRound

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT BONUSES:

Fight of the Night:
Sean Sherk and Evan Dunham, Matt Mitrione and Joey Beltran ($70,000/each)

Submission of the Night:
C.B. Dollaway ($70,000)

Knockout of the Night:
$0.00 – Although Mir knocked Cro Cop out cold, UFC president Dana White opted not to award a Knockout of the Night winner. It’s likely because the heavyweights put on a snoozer of a main event, up until Mir landed his knee.


Source: 5thround.com
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

UFC News Update - Sept. 22, 2010


 1. UFC 119 Preview: The Main Card

I don’t much care for main events. They’re often overhyped and anticlimactic, which essentially defeats the purpose of a main event.

UFC 119 has been batted around a bit because a headliner between Frank Mir and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic isn’t all that relevant in the current heavyweight division, and there is no argument to be made against that stance.

Then again, the main card has five fights any fan worth his or her salt wants to see whether it be for nostalgic thrill or stylistic gold. Here to cut through all the nonsense and deliver the goods is the same guy coming off a disastrous night of picks for UFC Fight Night 22.  
Read full story | sherdog.com

2. UFC 119 Fight Card: What Chris Lytle Must Do To Beat Matt Serra

Chris Lytle and Matt Serra have a history. They first met during the 4th season of the Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback. During the finale, Serra defeated Lytle  by split decision.'The Terror' defeated Lytle  by split decision in the finale, with Lytle  being the more active fighter on the feet, and Serra tying up and using foot stomps until he got takedowns.

This allowed him to be the aggressor forcing Lytle to hold guard and stall hoping that the ref would stand them up. In the end the fight ended up being pretty close, so I am sure that 'Lights Out' is more than a bit excited to get into it with Serra again. Read full story | bleacherreport.com

3. UFC 119 Preview Part Two: Sean Sherk vs. Evan Dunham

Sean Sherk is walking into the octagon for the first time since losing to Frankie Edgar at UFC 98 in 2009. Over a year later, his return is against another up-and-comer in Evan Dunham. Dunham has made quick work of his opponents so far in the UFC, and seems to be ready to step up his level of competition. On September 25th, 2010, both men are walking into the octagon with tons of pressure on their shoulders, and something to prove to the mixed martial arts community.

Question One: Is Sean Sherk truly washed up?

The media, fans and bookies all over the world are quickly counting Sean Sherk out. Not only “out” of this fight, but “out” in terms of relevance in the world of mixed martial arts. Simply because he failed a drug test and lost a couple of his latest fights doesn’t mean that Sean Sherk is done. His only four losses are against some of the greatest...  
Read full story | insidefights.com


4. Belfort off UFC 122, booked to face Silva

There's no such thing as a 24-hour news cycle in mixed martial arts. MMA Weekly reported last night that Vitor Belfort had to dump out of the Yushin Okami fight at UFC 122. It turns out that it wasn't an injury.  
Read full story | sports.yahoo.com
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