segunda-feira, 11 de novembro de 2013

Anderson thanks but Sonnen denies invitation to train the team TUF Brazil 3

Former middleweight champion says he will not be in Brazil during the recording of the attraction, which will air in 2014

Chael Sonnen surprised to invite your archrival Anderson Silva to be one of the coaches of your team in the third edition of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 team against Wanderlei Silva . However , as the U.S. expected , it will not happen .

Claiming to be with the full schedule during the recording of the program , the former middleweight champion said he can not answer the call . " I think cool that he remembered me , but unfortunately I will not be in Brazil ," Anderson said at a news conference on a visit to the community of Rocinha in Rio de Janeiro . " If I had the time , were in Brazil and Wanderlei not ask me , sure would. I think it's valid for the sport . "

Even without being able to participate in the appeal , the record of title defenses in the UFC praised the appointment of leaders for the third season and provides a great contest between the two teams . " I think it will be a pretty cool TUF since Wanderlei and Chael are great athletes . Sonnen promoted the two fights he did to me in the wrong way , but he is a great athlete , a great man , and I hope they make a great fight too, " he concluded.

The next appointment will be in the UFC Anderson on December 28 , when attempts to regain belt in rematch against Chris Weidman , who defeated him in July .

"I'm not finished yet," says Henderson after suffering first career knockout

Veteran claims that he was in good shape for combat in Goiania and avoids blame referee for the interruption

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Knocked out for the first time last Saturday at UFC Fight Night 32 , Dan Henderson denied any possibility of retirement after his third consecutive defeat .
At the event held in Goiânia ( GO ) , veteran of 43 years could not resist the urge to Vitor Belfort and succumbed after just over a minute into the fight . Although the fighting have marked the defeat faster throughout its long career, Hendo said in an interview with the American channel Fox Sports, which was well prepared physically and downplayed any possibility of hanging up his gloves .

" Certainly , I 'm not finished . I was caught , but I was prepared for this fight . It happens , I guess, " said the American . " After 16 years of fighting , it would happen sooner or later . "

Henderson claimed that he was still defending himself after the Brazilian high kick , but avoided blaming the referee Dan Miragliotta for the interruption.

" I was caught by a good upper , but I thought he was still aware of what was happening . I know he gave me a high kick , and I definitely was dizzy , but I'd like to continue the struggle for a little while . However , the referee is there to protect us , so I can not complain too much . "

Although the sequence of negative results , Henderson believes he has shown in his last fights he is still able to compete at a high level .

" I was knocked out in this fight , but in the last two [ against Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans ] I could easily have won , but it did not. So , I lacked a bit of luck the last three fights, " he said.
" But I feel good about my body and I feel I am able to continue. Honestly , I did not feel so well for a while . It was just a bad night . "

The fight against Belfort marked the end of the current contract with the UFC Henderson

Dana rips compliments and says Belfort rematch against Anderson can be in the stadium

President said that possible title fight between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort can be held in a soccer stadium in Brazil

Vitor Belfort was not aware of veteran Dan Henderson, knocked out the U.S. in the main event of UFC Fight Night 32 and avenged their defeat to rivals in 2006. With the triumph, the Brazilian won the right to compete in the middleweight belt against the winner of the fight between Chris Weidman and Anderson, who meet in December. And, in case of triumph of Anderson, the duel between the Brazilians may be the biggest in the history of Ultimate.

The president of the franchise, Dana White revealed after the event in Goiânia, in the early hours of Sunday (10) that a possible fight between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort could be held in Brazil, and for the first time ever in a football stadium .

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"The middleweight division is very strong, there are many possibilities. Imagine if we Anderson vs. Vitor here in a football stadium? Weidman and Anderson will clash at UFC 168 and will be our biggest event of all time. The winner will face Vitor Belfort unless something crazy happens and someone get hurt, "said White, who spared no praise for Belfort due to its performance.

"Great night for Vitor. He did something no one had done before in 39 fights. Dan Henderson knocked out. He is a better fighter than he was as a young man, is more composed than when young, better mentally. I am enraptured by his performance today. We have to see how it goes Weidman vs. Anderson, but he is the next ..., "White added.

- Check the details of the struggles of the Main Card


Vitor Belfort beat Dan Henderson by KO round 1 of the 1m17s

Cezar Mutante Daniel Sarafian won by split decision (28-29, 30-27 and 30-28)

Rafael Feijao beat Igor Pokrajac by TKO (abandonment) at 1m18s of round 1

Brandon Thatch Paulo Thiago won by TKO (abandonment) at 2m10s of round 1

Ryan LaFlare Ponzinibbio Santiago won by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 and 30-27)

Jason Ron Jeremy Stephens won by knockout in round 1 to 40s


Sam Sicilia Godofredo Pepey won by TKO in the first round of 1m42s

Omari Akhmedov Bodão Thiago won by knockout at 3m31s of round 1

Thiago Tavares Justin Salas won by submission (rear naked choke) at 2m38s of round 1

Adriano Martins Daron Cruickshank won by submission (kimura) at 2m49s of round 2

Dustin Jose Maria Ortiz won by TKO No Chance to 3m19s of round 3

Rony Jason soca wall after knockout and ends the night in hospital

Brazilian fighter was knocked out in just 40 seconds of fighting in Goiania, Jeremy Stephens

The loss to Jeremy Stephens at UFC Fight Night 32 event held last Saturday (09), in Goiania, struck an emotional chord of the Brazilian Ron Jason. After leaving the octagon crying, the athlete had a lack of Ceará in the locker room and ended up injuring his hand.

According to Dana White, president of the franchise, Jason took a few punches on the wall after suffered knockout in just 40 seconds into the fight and had to be taken to hospital. "It happens. Young guys with him after a big defeat like that do stupid things ... But it happens, "said the leader.

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After being referred to the Orthopaedic Hospital of Goiânia, Jason was then released and said he did not suffer any fracture in his hand, as had been speculated. "I would like to apologize to anyone who believes in me, I am very sad about the defeat. I did not break my hand, I'm right now in the hotel, "wrote the fighter on his Twitter account.

At 39, Mirko Cro Cop is finalized in MMA event in Russia

To the grief of fans, the brilliant performances of Mirko Cro Cop MMA trapped in the past. The Croatian, who lost four of his last five fights, was finalized by Alexey Oleinik in Legend - Part 2, occurred in Russia, last Friday (8).
Out of UFC since October 2011 - when he was knocked out by Roy Nelson - the heavyweight in Pride shone 39 years long. In 23 clashes
he lost only four at the now defunct tournament.

The legendary Croatian can not repeat his memorable performances of the season in which shone the Pride (UFC Photo)

sexta-feira, 8 de novembro de 2013

Chael Sonnen calls Spider, confesses that he is concerned about their safety in Brazil. Around to criticize and Wanderlei Silva: It's horrible!

Chael Sonnen mostra preocupação com sua ida ao país - Reprodução Youtube

After being confirmed by the UFC as one of the coaches of the next edition of the Brazilian reality show struggles of the organization , The Ultimate Fighter Brazil with Wanderlei Silva , Chael Sonnen American confessed he is worried about his stay in the country .

Sonnen should be coming to Brazil for the recordings of the program , which should take place in January 2014 , showed that he is concerned with the reception that Brazilians can give him after his remarks weighed on the country .

" Yes. I can tell you this : I never asked for the approval of the public , whether in Brazil or the U.S. . And I will not start now .

A fan can do what you want when it is related to boos , screams or something. And I can do the same thing . I can say and do whatever I want .

I can not touch a fan, and a fan can not touch me . That's the deal . I will not do anything , since the fans did not do anything . " The fighter said in an interview with , when asked if he was worried about his future coming to the country .

Sonnen took the opportunity to again criticize his future opponent, Wanderlei Silva .

"It's an easy fight . Wanderlei is horrible . His fights in Japan were a farce . People treated him as a champion of the event there ( the now defunct Japanese Pride event ) , and it makes me very angry .

The fighter was also bothered after recording the video where he and Wanderlei met in Las Vegas , but promises to respect the Brazilian if treated with respect.

" Wanderlei has to be very careful when you do that . I do not know Wanderlei Silva . When he comes to me and threatens me , I'll defend myself .

If he comes privately and want to tell me a few things , I will listen. Even though I did not like what he is talking about , I'll listen.

But if he approaches me publicly , and still takes friends with him , I have no choice but to return .

He has to be very careful . He should not do that , especially with a guy like me . " Said the fighter .

Sonnen reconfirmed that his invitation to Anderson Silva to join their team in the program is true .

" Anderson Silva will officially invited . I called Ed Soares ( manager) to help me , but Ed was in Iowa to work and could not talk . But Anderson Silva will be invited . " Confirmed Sonnen .

Before devoting himself to reality , Sonnen will face Rashad Evans at UFC 167 on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas .

Dana White confirms injury and denies holding Velasquez UFC 172 in Mexico

Bruising on the left shoulder of the champion was announced by his manager Bob Cook

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C.Velasquez injured his shoulder in the win over Gypsy. Photo: Josh Hedges / UFC

The next title defense of Cain Velasquez should not happen in April . On Tuesday ( 05 ) , the Mexican site " Milenio " that was released almost right the realization of UFC 172 in the country and that would be the main fight between Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum . Less than 24 hours later, however , the president of the Ultimate Dana White denied promotion event in Mexico , stating that the heavyweight champion is dealing with an injury .

" We do not offer anyone a fight card that Cain and now is injured and may need surgery . Obviously , we do not go to Mexico without Cain Velasquez , "said the official portal to " Yahoo " . At the same site , Velasquez 's manager Bob Cook said the athlete ever had a MRI and should still perform another exam , which will determine whether it will be required surgery on his left shoulder .

In the last 19 days of October, Cain Velasquez won the Brazilian Junior dos Santos for the second time , ending the trilogy against rival and keeping the heavyweight belt Ultimate . Soon after the match , it was announced that Fabricio Werdum would be next in line for title contention . The date for this showdown , however , follows uncertain , mainly due to the recovery time champion .

Dan Henderson: 'Fighting Vitor now will be a superfight for me'

For anyone following the events official UFC open workout is an opportunity to see athletes exercising, even though the drive is not exactly the same as the fighters perform in their normal training. On Thursday, however, Dan Henderson surprised everyone who attended the open workout in Goiania (Brazil) and made no move. In its time to perform, he just posed for pictures and left the training area in a few minutes. Surprise for the Brazilians, the default behavior is for the veteran.
- I never do open workouts, not training beyond what is planned. I trained last night and did not want to wear today. I was thrilled when I was told that he would return to fight in Brazil. I made my first few fights here and now turn made ​​me remember and feel again what I felt those times here. I hope to have some fans in the audience on Saturday.

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Asked about his physical condition compared to the time of the first fight against Belfort in 2006, Henderson said he felt better than seven years ago.
- I'm better. Improved with experience, my body is responding well to training, and I feel smarter as a fighter. Technically I'd say I'm better as a whole, because MMA fighter and I do not workout only one mode or another. My standup is much better than it was, my wrestling and my grappling also improved. I think I'm a better fighter today than it was in 2006. My expectations are the same as always: beat the best. This means compete and win belts. This will always be my goal. I'll have a superfight ahead is against Vitor Belfort. And she is already big enough.

I will not retire because of one or two disappointing defeats. I'll still be here awhile. I think I still will take about two years to begin to think about stopping. "
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For veteran Vitor Belfort also greatly improved , and added new weapons to your arsenal . After praising his rival , Hendo assured you do not want to let the fight be decided by the judges .

- Vitor is very dangerous and can really hurt you if you let it. He has improved a lot in striking , and his footwork is also much better than it was . He is more patient , and as we saw in his last two fights , has powerful kicks now . Vitor is a guy I like to watch fight, and he has been fighting very well in recent times . But my style is different from his last two opponents ( and Luke Rockhold Michael Bisping ) and I think he will have problems to face me . Our last fight was good , and I remember dominate it from start to finish . I won on points, and that's something I do not want it to happen now . I do not want to leave the decision to the judges. Today, what can fans expect to see is two guys who seek knockout all the time is facing. Our fights are never boring , and on Saturday I think it will be an interesting fight . It's frustrating when you know you did enough to win and not win . But on the other hand, it is important to know that you could have done something different than it did , or it could have been struggling a bit . But more frustrating is to imagine that if their fight had been judged by different judges , you probably would have won .

If Hendo will lose that remains in the UFC? Or go to Bellator challenge Rampage??????????????

UFC Fight Night 32: x Belfort Henderson
November 9, in Goiania (Brazil)

Vitor Belfort x Dan Henderson
Cezar Mutante x Daniel Sarafian
Rafael Feijao x Igor Pokrajac
Paulo Thiago x Brandon Thatch
Santiago Ponzinibbio x Ryan LaFlare
Rony Jason x Ron Jeremy Stephens

Godofredo Pepey x Sam Sicilia
Thiago Bodão x Omari Akhmedov
Thiago Tavares x Justin Salas
Adriano Martins x Daron Cruickshank
José Maria No Chance x Dustin Ortiz

Lyoto Machida: 'If losing to Mousasi, will the fifth ranking fifth pro Hells'

In conversation with host Paula Sack , UFC , Lyoto spoke on various topics , and promised that one day you want to fight Chris Weidman , if he stays with the belt category . Anderson Silva ever regain the title , Machida revealed that Spider said he wanted to do.
- He told me he would not fight me for anything, because we are like brothers . Anderson told me that he has other goals , that was a long time champion , and is focused on other goals , such as supermatches , and told me that even if it would drop the belt for a fight happen between us . But let's see how things will go . I have a tough fight against Gegard Mousasi in Jaragua do Sul , in February , and I think of it first. One step at a time.
Later , talking to the press , Lyoto spoke about his next opponent , and played what would be their future should be defeated .
- Mousasi is a very tough guy , I've seen his fights and he was champion in other events , but I 'll just prepare more specifically for his game missing four or five weeks for the fight . I do not want to space my fights too , because rhythm is very important to me . I want to feel good in that category , my place is here . He is ranked the UFC , a little below me . Today I 'm in fifth place. A win over him by the name he ever did , I consolidate the rankings and I accredit more. But if I lose this fight will be tricky . Will fall from the fifth pro -fifth of hells - joked , eliciting laughter from the press .

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quinta-feira, 7 de novembro de 2013

Tim Kennedy clears Rafael Sapo and raises military crowd at UFC Fight for the Troops

Tim Kennedy hits a powerful overhand in Brazil to win the fight

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Rafael Sapo had a mission ahead: defeating Tim Kennedy , a former army sniper the U.S. , within a military base in the United States . And despite a good start in the fight , the Brazilian was surprised by a coup left late in the first round and was knocked out . The fight was headlining the UFC Fight for the Troops 3 , also called UFC Fight Night 31 event held on the evening of Wednesday ( 06 ) , Fort Campbell , United States.

The fight

Called just 30 days before the fight , the duel began Rafael Sapo surprising American.
Missing 20 seconds to the end of the round , Tim Kennedy shortened the distance , took the guard of Brazilian and embedded powerful blow left. Sapo went down and the American hit just one more punch to end the dispute , knocking out Rafael .

The result marked the second consecutive win for Kennedy before a Brazilian - previously he had defeated Roger Gracie in his UFC debut - and a breakdown of three wins in series of Toad .

Check out the results of the preliminary card of UFC Fight for the Troops 3

Tim Kennedy defeated Rafael Sapo by KO in R1;

Alexis Davis defeated Liz Carmouche in a unanimous decision;

Yoel Romero Ronny Markes defeated by TKO in R3;

Rustam Khabilov defeated Jorge Masvidal via unanimous decision of the judges;

Michael Chiesa finished Colton Smithcom a rear naked choke in R2;

  Preliminary card

Bobby Green defeated James Krause by TKO in R1;

Francisco Rivera defeated George Roop by TKO in R2;

Dennis Bermudez defeated Steven Siler in a unanimous decision;

Amanda Nunes Germaine de Randamie defeated by TKO in R1;

Lorenz Larkin defeated Chris Camozzi by unanimous decision of the judges;

Yancy Medeiros defeated Yves Edwards by KO in R1;

Seth Baczynski defeated Neil Magny unanimous decision of the judges;

Derek Brunson Brian Houston finished with a rear naked choke in R1;

quarta-feira, 6 de novembro de 2013

Dana says Belfort faces the winner of Weidman vs. Spider case pass by Hendo

In a teleconference with the press officer confirms Brazilian number one

Vitor Belfort is very close to returning to fight for the belt middleweight Ultimate . Touted as one of the leading names to fight for the title, but having your expectation frustrated sometimes , the Brazilian has just one more challenge ahead before a new title match . According to UFC president Dana White , Dan Henderson beat event on Saturday ( 09 ) , Belfort will face the winner of the rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman .

" Yes , I would say yes ( Vitor is first in line to face Anderson Silva or Chris Weidman ) . Definitely , "said the leader in media teleconference on Tuesday ( 05 ) . " Vitor has to win this fight (against Hendo ) . This is one of those fights . Vitor is going up to heavyweight and will face another guy who also beat the average weight . They just decided not to cut weight and fight 93 kg , "added the officer .

On Saturday ( 06 ) in Goiânia ( GO ) , Vitor Belfort faces American veteran Dan Henderson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 32 . The Brazilian is currently the number two ranked middleweight , standing only behind champion and compatriot Chris Weidman Anderson Silva . Against Hendo , the " Phenomenon " seeks its third consecutive victory in 2013 after wins over Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold also in events held in Brazil .

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According to news site Milenio, event will take place in April 2014 in Mexico City

Mexico may be about to receive its first edition of Ultimate soon. According to the Mexican site " Milenio " , the North American country would host UFC 172 in April 2014 . Also according to the news , the main fight of the night was the dispute between the heavyweight belt Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez .

Opting for a fight between Werdum and Velasquez is not surprising . After all , the heavyweight champion is descended from Mexicans and is an icon of the Hispanic community in the United States . Werdum , in turn , is not far behind . The Brazilian, fluent in Spanish , is the official commentator on the broadcasts of UFC for the country .

Also according to the publication , other athletes of Mexican origin - as Gilbert Melendez , Diego Sanchez and Kelvin Gastelum - would be part of the card the night of fights . In addition , Erik Perez , currently the only wrestler from Mexico in the cast of the Ultimate also be confirmed to perform at the event - which should happen in the Arena Ciudad de Mexico, local capital.

Bellator's President Dana White responds and exalts numbers Alvarez vs Chandler 2

Leader abandons quiet style and used his Twitter to rebut the taunts of rival leader

Bjorn Rebney celebrates the success of Bellator 106. Photo: Bellator (Disclosure)

Always direct and incisive in their placements, Dana White seems to have found someone to hit the front. After the Bellator 106, an event that had its pay-per-view and eventually canceled the cable TV in the U.S., the leader of the UFC used Twitter to bring the organization's President Bjorn Rebney rival, but got no response. Rebney not only hit back and took the opportunity to celebrate the good figures achieved by the night of fights.

According to official figures released on Bellator 106, the event reached the milestone of 1.1 million viewers in the U.S., peaking at 1.4 million. So the night of fights broke the record of the current Bellator and became the most watched event in the history of the organization. Previously, the edition number 85, which had the battle between Michael Chandler and Rick Hawn as the main confrontation was the record holder, with audience of about 850 000 people.

terça-feira, 5 de novembro de 2013

New game from the 'UFC' will champion Jon Jones on the cover

Picture will release second wrestler chosen by vote.
Produced by EA Sports, new 'UFC' arrives in 2014 for PS4 and Xone.

Jon Jones estará na capa do game 'UFC' feito pela EA Sports (Foto: Divulgação/EA)
The new fighting game of "UFC" only comes in the first half of 2014 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but EA Sports announced on Monday (4) the cover of the game. The American Jon Jones, champion of the light heavyweight in MMA organization (mixed martial arts), will share the spotlight with a second fighter, who will still be chosen by online voting.
After three titles of "UFC" developed by THQ and Yuka, EA Sports takes the game production organization and introduces a new graphics engine, the Ignite.
While using a pre-alpha version of the game, a demonstration appears in August by Electronic Arts showed fighters expressing stress or pain when a movement that requires strength was applied, or when some stroke acertava most sensitive regions of the body.
In the video, it was also possible to see the skin of fighters bending and deforming as Jones and Swede Alexander Gustafsson at the time of the American challenger belt, and moved the Octagon to hammer each other.
According to EA, the new game "UFC" fighters will also like Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate. "Women are in impressing the UFC fights," says Dana White, UFC president, in a statement. "The women's division has become a big part of the UFC and fans will fight them in the game."

segunda-feira, 4 de novembro de 2013

Eddie Alvarez defeats Michael Chandler returns and resumes Bellator belt

Headlining the Bellator 106 can now be considered one of the best fights of the year 2013

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Spectacular ! So you can set the duel between Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler at Bellator 106 realiado event on Saturday ( 02 ) in Long Beach . The fight between lightweights , which entered attraction of the show , replacing the dispute between Tito Ortiz and Quinton Rampage Jackson , did not disappoint and can now be considered one of the best in the year 2013 .

At the end of 25 minutes of an intense battle , Eddie Alvarez avenged the setback in 2011 , broke the invincibility of Chandler and took the title rival.

In the other title fight for the Bellator 106 , Emanuel Newton defeated King Mo Lawal and got the interim belt light heavyweight , while Daniel Straus surprised Pat Curran in contention for kingship among feathers .

Alvarez vs . Chandler

If the first fight between Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler was considered the best of the year 2011 , the rematch tonight not leave for less .

Just as it had done in the first meeting when the victor , Chandler imposed a blistering pace early . With boxing jabs and takedowns , the champion came close to end the dispute with a rear naked choke. However , valiantly Alvarez escaped the finalization and follow the race live .

In the second round , Eddie was able to recover from the poor start , avoided the falls rival and began to loosen his striking . With good strikes of boxing, the challenger opened a cut on the face of the champion, who was bleeding heavily .

In the third round the race went back to being balanced . In the fourth , the champion sought to regain control of the fight and came back to the cut in the eyebrow rival . But Alvarez , with great vigor , always answered the attacks of Michael .

In the fifth round , ready to resume his belt , Eddie Alvarez opened the game and it was all up to the champion. With a good combination of punches , he succeeded in arresting Chandler against the bars , and then get back to riding . After hitting several blows over , he came close to fitting a rear naked choke and stop the fight . But Michael defended himself and finished the intense battle over the fight on the ground .

At the end of 25 minutes one of the best fights in recent years , Michael Chandler defeated Eddie Alvarez in split decision ( 48 × 47 , 47 × 48 , 48 × 47 ) and regained the Bellator lightweight belt .

Newton hit a second time King Mo

In another rematch of the night , the winner of the first clash prevailed . As was done in February , Emanuel Newton beat known Muhammed ' King Mo ' Lawal .

Specializes in wrestling , King Mo even managed to impose his game at the start when he got a good fall in the first round . But with a good base and takedown defense to date , Newton has avoided the game 's rival in the subsequent partial .

He kept the fight standing , hit the best boxing punches and took the fight in a unanimous decision ( 49 × 46 , 49 × 46 , 29 × 46 ) .

Daniel Straus surprising Curran and takes lightweight belt

In the first title fight of the night , the surprise appeared on the show . Pat Curran entered in the show tipped as favorite wide , but just surprised by Daniel Straus .

With a solid game and tactical fighter , who was arrested for involvement with drugs , dominated the battle and avenged the setback to the rival in 2009 .

After winning the first round and lost the second part , Straus returned to the third round willing to change the course of the fight. With a good set of falls , he caught the tactics of rival and even benefited from the point loss by Curran because of an illegal coup .

At the end of 25 minutes of fighting , victory Daniel Straus in a unanimous decision ( 49 × 45 , 48 × 46 , 48 × 46 ) .

" Curran is a great fighter . I'm sure we'll meet again, " Daniel said after the triumph .

Check out the results of Bellator 106:

Main card

Michael Chandler defeated Eddie Alvarez in a unanimous decision of the judges;

Emanuel Newton defeated Muhammed Lawal in a unanimous decision;

Daniel Straus defeated Pat Curran by unanimous decision of the judges;

Mike Richman defeated Akop Stepanyan téncico by KO in R1;

Preliminary card

Cristiano Souza Alejandro Garcia finished with a rear naked choke in R3;

Brandon Halsey defeated Hector Ramirez by TKO in R1;

Mike Guymon Aaron Miller finished with a triangle in R2;

Cleber Luciano defeated Joe Camacho in a unanimous decision;

Josh Smith Darren Smith defeated in a unanimous decision;

Gegard Mousasi faces Lyoto Machida at UFC on Jaragua II (Brazil)

Combat, the division of medical, meets the challenge in front of the Armenian Brazilian

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The first UFC event in Brazil in 2014 has already set his protagonist . The karateka Lyoto Machida was announced in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Jaragua , show scheduled for Feb. 8 . He sees the Armenian Gegard Mousasi , who had challenged Machida on Saturday.

Machida , who has a cartel in MMA 20 wins and four losses , debuted at middleweight division last Saturday ( 26 ) . In the clash , Brazilian needed just over two minutes to knock out Mark Munoz .

Already Mousasi , who has a professional record of 34 wins, two draws and four defeats , will make his second appearance in the Octagon , the first in the category of medium . After migrating the exinto Strikeforce debut in the UFC with a victory over Iliir Latifi , UFC Sweden in April.

Return to Jaragua
The fight between Lyoto and Mousasi will headline the second pass by the Ultimate Jaragua do Sul Santa Catarina The city has hosted an event of the organization in May this year , with Luke Rockhold and Vitor Belfort in the main event .

sexta-feira, 1 de novembro de 2013

Rogerio Nogueira is out of the fight with Gustafsson by back injury

Five days after name confirmed by UFC to fight with Swedish, Brazilian feel the same injury that kept him out of the clash against Mauricio Shogun

Five days after being confirmed for duel before the weight - heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson , March 8, 2014, in the London edition of the UFC , the Brazilian Rogerio Nogueira suffered a back injury and is out of the fight . The information was first given by site ' MMA Fighting " and was confirmed by the president of Ultimate , Dana White, who has not a substitute for combat.

Without fighting since February this year , when he defeated the American Rashad Evans via unanimous decision at UFC 156 and the cancellation of a match, Rogerio Nogueira should only return to the octagon in May of next year . Apparently , this is the same problem that took the fighter duel against Mauricio Shogun in June at UFC 161 .
At 37 , Rogerio Nogueira has 21 wins and five losses in his career. Since 2009 the UFC , the Brazilian has suffered with injury history , so much that he has not fought any time in 2012 and entered the octagon only once in 2013 , in the victory over Rashad Evans .

Hendricks suffers burn on his back during recording trade UFC

Fighter, who challenges champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 167, had to delay their training in nearly a week

Johny Hendricks is slated to challenge welterweight title before the champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 167 , but not nearly the athlete was forced to leave the show due to an unexpected accident .

The American suffered a second degree burn on his back when he recorded a commercial for the UFC . According to reports in the American press , the lights were burning very close to the fighter and caused the injury .

Ted Ehrhardt , entrepreneur Hendricks revealed that the fighter tried to train two days after the accident , but the burns prevented him . With this, he had to deal with a doctor who specializes in burns and delay the return to training for almost a week .

" The Johny never gets angry . He just got angry because it disrupted their training , "said Ehrhardt , the U.S. website MMA Fighting.

The fight between Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks will headline UFC 167 , an event that celebrates the 20th anniversary of Ultimate and is scheduled for Nov. 16 in Las Vegas in the United States .

Josh Barnett will undergo tests to WADA's anti-doping fight at UFC 168

Former heavyweight champion, who was caught doping in 2002, had his permission to fight at UFC 168 on the condition of random

Josh Barnett Josh Barnett será submetido a testes antidoping da WADA para lutar no UFC 168

Josh Barnett is still paying the price for their past. After being caught in doping test of the UFC in 2002, the former heavyweight champion lost the title stayed away from the organization over the long period. Now back to the UFC, the fighter will be the first event to be tested by the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency).

Barnett petitioned the Nevada State Athletic Commission, a body that will sanction the UFC 168, the request to renew your license fighter. But its history, it will only be approved to fight in the event pass for additional doping tests. In addition, Marc Ratner, UFC representative.

"I know I made mistakes. I take responsibility for them, no matter the situation. I'm 35 years old and I'll never ask for a license to do hormone replacement, "said the fighter.

Josh Barnnet is slated to face Travis Browne on the main card of UFC 168, an event that takes place on December 28th in Las Vegas. In the main event of the night, Anderson Silva tries to regain the middleweight belt in front of Chris Weidman.

quinta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2013

Sonnen reveals desire to face Belfort: 'I think I can win'

-Sonnen "I have tried to fight Vitor for a long time. I think he is probably the second scariest guy in the UFC, getting just below Jon Jones, but I think he is beatable. I think I can beat him and do not care, because I'll punch your face repeatedly, "said the fighter

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Sonnen made ​​a parameter in the first confrontation between the athletes, the Pride in 2006, and today. For weight-heavyweight, Hendo, despite two consecutive setbacks, showed a great evolution, while Vitor, even with two straight wins by knockouts overwhelming, is at the same level.

"I trained with Dan Henderson before the first fight between the two. Henderson dominated. They came, they fought hard, but Dan dominated the fight. Dan is better now than it was then. I do not think Vitor is better now, just think he has a different haircut, "he added.

Injury Tito, Rampage Bellator debut against another former UFC

Organization announced the duel Quinton Jackson before Joey Beltran on November 15

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The debut of Quinton Rampage Jackson at Bellator has set a new date. After the duel before Tito Ortiz, scheduled for the next two days, to be canceled due to an injury of his rival, the organization announced new event and opponent to the veteran heavyweight. Rampage now faces Joey Beltran at Bellator 108, show that takes place on November 15 in New Jersey, in the United States.
Rampage, a former heavyweight champion of the UFC, has left the organization chaired by Dana White after several disagreements with the director. He has a professional record of 32 wins and 11 losses. In his last appearance, Jackson was overcome by Brazilian Glover Teixeira at UFC on FOX 6 in January.
In turn, Beltran also left the UFC recently. After being beaten by Fabio Maldonado at UFC Barueri -           ( Brazil ), in October, the U.S. eventually waived by the show. He has a record of 14 wins and nine losses.

quarta-feira, 21 de agosto de 2013

Henderson x Belfort UFC prepares for the main event in Brazil

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The world's UFC spins, turns around, and will end up in the same place. Days after Dana White say that would finally put Vitor Belfort to fight outside of Brazil, the official program of the Ultimate U.S. TV announced that the franchise is preparing to fight the main event in Goiania to Rio's rematch against Dan Henderson.
Point of order: when such information is given in this program, UFC Tonight is because it is very close to being official. At this point, difficult Vitor Belfort x Dan Henderson not be the main event in the capital of Goiás on Nov. 9.
The Brazilian has been asking for this fight - like others - vehemently while waiting for a shot at the middleweight belt. Vitor said want to do a fight in another weight while waiting for the result of Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva, on December 28. So this fight against veteran American should happen in the heavyweight or a combined weight.
Pantcho Ricardo Feliciano, Brazilian jiu-jitsu technician Henderson, already thinks the Brazilian fans that Dan will find, though the fight is not yet signed. "Hendo has a lot of fans in Brazil and to face Vitor, we just have to see what weight would be convenient. I know he has a great desire to fight in Brazil. "
Besides being against a big name in MMA, this fight is a former reckoning for Belfort. Besides having been defeated on points by U.S. in October 2006, in an edition of Japanese Pride event in Las Vegas, was also the battle in which he fell in to a high doping level of an anabolic testosterone.

EA Sports UFC shows stunning scenes of the gameplay of the game

EA Sports UFC won the first scenes of gameplay. They feature a digital version of the next fight champion Jon Jones, who will defend the light heavyweight belt against Swede Alexander Gustafsson. Still in development, the game was presented in a version still testing that, although limited, impressed by the level of detail. The game will be released in the second half of 2014 for Xbox and PlayStation 4 One.

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The characters in the game are incredibly detailed copies of real fighters, they have hair and muscles animated independently. The system makes deformation bodies react instantly punches and blows. In a fight on the ground is easy to notice members marked by the strength of the opponent.
The game will bring in new animations, which prevent fighters from slipping by Octagon - common defect in sports games. The facial animations also do a great job of portraying the expressions and veined on the necks of fighters. EA also promises an accessible game for all fans of UFC, with simple, intuitive controls.

EA Sports mostra luta no novo game do UFC (Foto: Reprodução) Jon Jones arma um soco contra Alexander Gustafsson em vídeo de 'EA Sports UFC' (Foto: Reprodução)

quinta-feira, 15 de agosto de 2013

DIAZ X MACHIDA? Dana White offers the chance Nick Diaz returning to the UFC against Lyoto Machida

Manager reveals offer to California to face the Brazilian middleweight

Retired from the UFC octagon, Nick Diaz received an offer from the organization's president, Dana White, to return to the events of the franchise. Boston to accompany the UFC Fight Night 26, the agent revealed that the Californian offered a duel against Brazilian Lyoto Machida, previously speculated to face Vitor Belfort.

Dana White said he thought a fight between Nick and Machida at middleweight. With that, the two fighters had to change category - the American was among the welterweight and would have to rise, while the Dragon acted in the light heavyweight division and would do the opposite, reducing.

"I talked to Nick Diaz and offered a fight against Lyoto Machida," reported the officer in a question and answer session with fans in Boston, as part of promoting the event this Saturday. "Nick and Lyoto have been talking about moving to the middleweights, and let's see if Nick wants to fight Machida," he added.

Lyoto Machida was speculated as the likely opponent Vitor Belfort at UFC first to be confirmed to Goiania in November. Then Dana White revealed that the duel between the Brazilians could occur in issue 167, commemorating the 20th anniversary of the organization, in 19 of the same month in Las Vegas. Now came the possibility of the Dragon face Nick Diaz in the middleweight showdown.

Nick Diaz, known for controversial inside and outside the Octagon, as no interviews and provocations against opponents left the Octagon after his loss to Canadian Georges St. Pierre, issue 158 in March this year. On occasion, the Californian was largely dominated and lost by unanimous decision, with the champion retaining the belt in a welterweight.

It was the second consecutive defeat Nick Diaz at UFC - before he was also beaten by unanimous decision Carlos Condit for the interim belt welterweight. Former Strikeforce champion extinct, Diaz, who is trained by Brazilian Cesar Gracie in California, created an event itself, the War MMA, which had an issue in California, last June.

quarta-feira, 14 de agosto de 2013

Bellator home rematch between Chandler and Alvarez, the fight of his most acclaimed story

Bellator moves to make the evening of November 2 unforgettable for their fans. After announcing the duel between the popular Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz, the organization confirmed the rematch of the best fight of his story to the same card.

The lightweight champion Michael Chandler back to face Eddie Alvarez, the man he took the belt - and post pitchman Bellator - in November 2011. The clash will headline the first event coprincipal aired on pay-per-view by the company.

Since winning the title, Chandler defended twice and won one more fight married. In two of these moments, the champion did not need more than a minute to liquidate opponents.

Moreover, two distinct Alvarez lived since it was overthrown. First, he knocked out Japanese superstar Shinya Aoki and RN Patricky Pitbull. Then, with the end of his contract, entered into legal battle with Bellator to try and close with the UFC. Defeated in the first instance and at risk of being two years without a fight, Alvarez entered into an agreement with the organization and received a rematch as compensation.

Chandler and Alvarez will make the rematch at Bellator 106, an event that will take place at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California.

Georges St. Pierre will pay out of pocket drug test him and Hendricks

Fighter says he is willing to end the criticism of Nick Diaz, the champion fight under the effects of steroids

Georges St. pierre 445x307 Georges St. Pierre vai pagar do próprio bolso exame antidoping dele e de HendricksAfter being accused by Nick Diaz being "full of anabolic steroids", the Canadian Georges St. Pierre decided to put an end to doubts. For his bout against Johny Hendricks in November, GSP will undergo more rigorous testing than done by default by athletic commissions. Plus, it will pay out of pocket expenses further examination.

"I am ready to pay for our tests because I am the champion," he said. "Go out of my bag, I pay because I am the champion. So I'm ready. I am prepared to do this, it is a point that I want to do, "fired GSP, to MMA Fighting site. The fighter will also be subjected to the standard test applied by the athletic commission charge.

Georges St. Pierre will put his belt in a welterweight (up to 77 kg.) In game against Johny Hendricks in the main event of UFC 167, an event that takes place on November 16 in Las Vegas in the United States.

To Dana White, Sonnen gets a win against Shogun near the belt

Former heavyweight champion faces loudmouth at UFC Fight Night 26 on Saturday (17)

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The recent defeat to Lyoto Machida, former No. 1 ranking in the heavyweight category, to Phil Davis may have turned the fight between Maurício Shogun and Chael Sonnen on Saturday (17) in a decisive challenge for the Brazilian. According to UFC president Dana White, even coming off a loss to Alexander Gustafsson, Shogun can approach Belt division if they beat the American.

"The win is a good deal. Chael Sonnen is still considered one of the best middleweights in the world. For Shogun, the victory over Chael Sonnen makes you one step closer to a title shot, too, "the leader said during a press conference given by teleconference.

Mauricio Shogun faces Chael Sonnen this Saturday (17), the main event of UFC Fight Night 26. The event takes place at TD Garden in Boston (USA).

terça-feira, 13 de agosto de 2013

Bellator frustrates the plans of the UFC and renews contract Eddie Alvarez

After clash procedural, Eddie Alvarez Bellator renews. Fighter compete belt in November against Michael Chandler

Eddie Alvarez renovou seu contrato com o Bellator ( Bellator: site oficial)Intended by the UFC, Eddie Alvarez was taken for granted in the organization chaired by Dana White. However, the game turned in favor of its main competitor. Alvarez winning in court, had his contract terminated after Patricky Pitbull fighting in October of last year, Bellator overtook the values ​​offered (undisclosed) and held the automatic renewal contract with former lightweight champion.

"I could not be happier now. We are trying to solve this from the beginning. We were able to compromise and leave it behind us.'m Happy to move on with my career - celebrated fighter."

Eyeing the growing market for MMA on tv's paid, Bellator stepped forward and confirmed the rematch worth the belt category lightweight between Alvarez and Michael Chandler, the same event that marks the debut of former UFC champions Tito Ortiz and Quinton Rampage in the main event of Bellator 106, first event format payperview the organization's history.

On the renewal of the contract of Eddie Alvarez, Bjorn Rebney, Bellator's president, said the end of the problems and explained what happened:

"When you have a business like this, there will be situations where you have conflict. When you have more than 175 fighters under contract, when you have large-scale relationships with approximately 130 television networks around the world, when you have sponsors, is just the nature of this industry and many others. You will conflict, "said Rebney.

Boxing coach Freddie Roach critical stance before Weidman Anderson Silva

Coach Manny Pacquiao tried to explain the reasons why the Brazilian act out his last fight

Reliving a past not so far, but it certainly can be rated as the most important event of the year in the MMA world, renowned boxing trainer Freddie Roach said the defeat Anderson Silva for Chris Weidman, which occurred more than a month. The podcast "The MMA Hour", Roach said the Spider joked too.

Freddie Roach Youtube 445x334 Técnico de boxe Freddie Roach critica postura de Anderson Silva diante de Weidman"I could definitely see him being knocked out. My opinion about it is that it plays too. I think it's very easy for him at times. He was caught joking. In this sport, one punch can change things, and this is not a sport you should play ", fired the coach boxers like Manny Pacquiao.

Freddie, who has worked with the Brazilian still gave his view on why Anderson acts in such a way. "The thing is, I think he gets a bit bored inside because he's talented, and he seems to be more talented than a lot of guys. He is one of the best I ever worked with. He understands timing and distance very well. I think he could have prevented some of those blows, but, again, I'm not sure how was your thought process. I think he was just a bit lazy and played too much, "he said.

At year's end, Anderson Silva will have a chance to get back at Weidman and erase the bad impression left in defeat for the new middleweight champion. On December 28, Spider sees the U.S. in one of the most anticipated rematches in the history of Ultimate. The confrontation happens in the main event of UFC 168 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (USA).

Sonnen says he 'chases' Belfort and Wand, but would fight Anderson even without belt

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Chael Sonnen returns to the Octagon on Saturday, the main event of UFC Fight Night 26, to face Mauricio Shogun, in the commitment that may be his last as a light heavyweight. Sonnen says he still has some Brazilians in sight - even if no belt is at stake.

The U.S. participated today in a conference call to promote the event next Saturday. Showing respect unusual compared to previous speeches, Sonnen said his next targets are Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva.

"I'm really chasing two guys. I'm running behind Vitor and Wanderlei. Wanderlei has announced it is returning to 84 pounds. There was also a lot of motivation. "

In fact, there is more motivation than that. Chael continued and talked about his recent opponents. According to the fighter, he would again face both Jon Jones and Anderson Silva, even if they do not have another title to defend.

"I do not always chase titles. I want to fight Jon Jones even if he does not have the belt. Want to fight (Anderson) Silva even if he does not have the belt. Grieving with them now! "

However, Sonnen Sonnen is not without a hint of provocation. Even a light version, the "Gangster from West Lynn" left one for Wanderlei.

"I would not mock someone if he was weak. I will not bully anyone. The fact that these guys have so many great victories meant that I was behind them. Never choose someone weaker than me. Taking Wanderlei, I would never do that. "

Mauricio Shogun faces Chael Sonnen at UFC Fight Night 26 on the 17th of August. The event marks the debut of the organization in the new FOX Sports 1 in the United States.

sexta-feira, 9 de agosto de 2013

Trained by boxing legend Shogun underscores evolution: 'I'm beating like Superman'

With the help of legendary boxing coach, Freddie Roach, Maurício Shogun intensifies preparing to face Chael Sonnen on August 17 in Boston

Shogun  treina com Freddie Roach, que também é mestre de St. Pierre,  desde março deste ano (UFC/Reprodução)

In the final stages of preparation for the fight against Chael Sonnen, Mauricio Shogun intensifies workouts with renowned boxing coach Freddie Roach, a member of the Hall of Fame mode. Five months after the start of the activities with the legendary coach, Brazilian highlights the evolution and ensures that the force of his strokes increased.

"He really saw an improvement in my punches because of training. So now, I hit like Superman," joked the former heavyweight champion means, facing Sonnen in the main event of UFC Fight Night 26 in Boston.

Coach boxers like Manny Paquiao, Oscar De La Hoya and Amir Khan, Freddie Roach is also master of the welterweight champion of the UFC, Georges St. Pierre. Rough highlights the talent of Shogun and praises the features of the new pupil.

"When we started, he did not really know how to pivot and put all his weight behind the punches. He's a big puncher, a great striker, and before long, he has come a long way. When he arrived here by first, its mechanism was a little off. When I tell you something, he understands what I mean. it did not take long for him to fetch. talented guys take things quickly. was really fun, "he said.

Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua got impressive knockouts throughout his career in the UFC. The strength of the handles Curitiba was able to take down MMMA greats such as Chuck Liddell, Lyoto Machida and Forrest Griffin, and Brandon Vera in his last victory at Ultimate.

On Thursday, the UFC released video of Shogun arduous training with Freddie Roach. The images show the good relationship between student and teacher. Excited about the sessions, the Brazilian says he feels a man completely new. Check out the video.

Sonnen gets permission to fight Shogun in UFC in Boston

Case was examined by the athletic commission site, which unanimously approved license

Chael Sonnen, finalmente, teve a licença para lutar em Boston aprovada pela comissão atlética local (Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Chael Sonnen is free to join the UFC Fight Night 26, scheduled for the 17th in Boston. The American got the license to face the Brazilian Mauricio Shogun Rua, in the main event, which will mark the launch of the new dedicated channel for transmission of the issues in the U.S., Fox Sports 1.

Chael Sonnen obtained permission to attend the event after a meeting between members of the State Athletic Commission Massachusetss, which will regulate the issue of the UFC in Boston. The deadlock occurred because of testosterone replacement treatment (TRT), the U.S. is submitted, and a charge of problems with the tax fighter.

The entity accepted the information from a physician regarding the treatment of testosterone replacement in addition to considering the allegations of trouble with the IRS should not interfere with the license Sonnen fight in Boston.

"The State Athletic Commission unanimously approved the license Chael Sonnen in Massachusetts to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship scheduled for August 17, 2013, in Boston. The decision followed the recommendation of its Medical Advisory Board considered that the physical condition of Sonnen and medical information. The Commission also considered complaints regarding his reputation and character, but concluded that no information should prevent the licensing of Sonnen, "said the spokesman.

Chael Sonnen and Mauricio Shogun will face off for the heavyweight category. Sonnen returns to the Octagon after two straight losses, before Anderson Silva (UFC 148), even at middleweight, and Jon Jones (UFC 159), as a light heavyweight. On both occasions, the fighter from the state of Oregon competed in the belt. Now comes from the Brazilian setback for the Swede Alexander Gustafsson in Seattle.

sexta-feira, 2 de agosto de 2013

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Rising, superfight with Bellator announces two former UFC champions rival

In struggle experienced, Quinton Rampage Jackson faces Tito Ortiz in November


Bellator second main category of MMA, announced a fight that can increase your number of fans. The organization, chaired by Bjorn Rebney announced a superfight between Americans Quinton Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz.

During Bellator 97 on Wednesday, was to promote the event. The superfight between two former UFC champions, rival organization, is scheduled for Nov. 2.

Ortiz, 38, has a record of 16 wins, 11 losses and one draw. He won the light heavyweight title at UFC Wanderlei Silva in 2000, and defended by six times, losing to Randy Couture in 2003.

He tried again to retrieve the belt, but was defeated by Chuck Liddell in 2006. The 'people's champion', as Ortiz is known, comes from three straight defeats and disseminates a new combat a year after he announced his retirement. Before he was hired by Bellator, Dana White joked his return to the UFC. "Obviously, Tito needs money, is the only reason he would come back," said the president of the Ultimate.

Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, 35, has a record of 35 wins and 11 losses. The 'Rampage', which also made ​​a career of Pride, attempts recovery with another organization, since it comes from three consecutive losses in the UFC.

UFC, Chuck Liddell Rampage won the fight for the light heavyweight title. Then beat Dan Henderson and unified the belt with the Ultimate Pride. But the next fight at UFC 88, he lost the sovereignty to lose to Forrest Griffin.

Lyoto plans big display against Phil Davis to return to fight for the belt

Deprecated by Dana, Machida looking to erase third straight victory frustration

Defiant number one light heavyweight, Lyoto Machida just passed over for Dana White and saw his chance to fight for the belt to be delivered to Alexander Gustafsson, second place ranking. Former champion category, the fighter admits frustration at not face Jon Jones again, but want to make great display on Phil Davis this Saturday at the co-main event of UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro, to ensure the right to fight title.

"I was frustrated with not having a rematch with Jones. I want to confirm that chance on Saturday to fight for the belt again. I trained hard. I've only been in the UFC in Brazil and now fans will fight. I'm very quiet, "said Machida, during a press conference with the fighters of the UFC 163 main card, on Thursday, the Flying Circus in Rio

Lyoto Machida is in line to fight for the light heavyweight belt since beating Dan Henderson in knockout duel that defined the next challenger for the category, held earlier this year. However, Dana White not keep his promise and, at the request of champion Jon Jones, gave a chance to the Swede Alexander Gustafsson, considered the perfect opponent for 'Bones'.

After the loss to Jon Jones in December 2011, Lyoto recovered in the category and achieved two wins followed: Ryan Bader and Dan Henderson. Seven years without a fight in Brazil, the Dragon will ensure you are ready for a victory, now face Phil Davis, regardless of the strategy dangerous adversary.

"I prefer to fight standing, as he likes to take to the floor. I bring it to my game to try to win. I'm prepared for anything. I do three, four rounds wresteling fighting in the grid on the floor. This is MMA, not just one style. I'm ready to do any kind of fight on Saturday, "he said.

Opponent Machida in Rio, Phil Davis also seeks a third consecutive victory. The Wonderfull Mr. Wagner overcame the Brazilians 'Cauldron' Prado and Vinny Magalhaes. In 13 fights, the U.S. adds 11 wins, one no contest (unsuccessfully) and only one setback suffered against Rashad Evans by unanimous decision in 2012.

quinta-feira, 1 de agosto de 2013

In the TV show, Vitor Belfort signals interest in faces Chael Sonnen

Wife and manager says the Brazilian issue could be with the combined weight or heavyweight.

After Chael Sonnen's suggestion for a showdown in the Octagon, Vitor Belfort has been consulted on the matter in the TV show UFC Tonight, Fuel TV aired in the United States. And the phenomenon has expressed interest in facing the loudmouth at an event of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Vitor Belfort: interessado no Falastrão (Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
"I think Chael Sonnen would be an interesting fight or a combined weight or heavyweight. I think Belfort would be against Chael Sonnen, "said Joana Prado, reinforcing that Vitor would only accept a duel in the middle for a title shot against Anderson or Weidman. "On average, we only picks the winner of Anderson Silva against Chris Weidman. I think Sonnen is the best name in terms of impact and in terms of struggle, in Brazil, in Las Vegas or anywhere else. He, besides being good fighter is a beautiful prosecutor, so I think he and promote this fight, "he added.

Suggests Chael Sonnen fight against Vitor Belfort at UFC 168 on December 28th

Onnen want to face Belfort on the same day of the rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva in Las Vegas; event is the end of TUF 18, between Ronda and Miesha

On the eve of facing Mauricio Shogun, Chael Sonnen now sees as another Brazilian opponent Vitor Belfort. During the TV show UFC Tonight, on Tuesday, the loudmouth expressed interest in tackling the 'Phenomenon' and suggested that the fight is held on the rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman, on December 28.

When their traditional provocative, Sonnen said he plans to claim the status of Belfort as number 1 challenger in the middleweight division. The American Gangstar stressed that UFC 168 in Las Vegas is the perfect setting for the duel, since the event will feature two title disputes: Weidman vs. Anderson Silva (at middleweight) and Ronda Rousey Miesha Tate x (at bantamweight female), the end of the 18th season of TUF.

Chael Sonnen quer enfrentar Vitor Belfort em noite de grandes lutas (Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)"Vitor has a title challenger number 1. If he is willing to put it on the line, not only will I fight him, but I will do so on December 28. Weidman defends his title, Rousey defends his title, and Vitor , you have a title. I want to defend him against me, "he shouted.

The next Chael Sonnen is fighting against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in the main event of UFC on Fox Sports 1, scheduled for August 17 in Boston. Against the former champion, the loudmouth dispute his last fight at light-heavyweight and, as a result, will again compete in a middleweight.

However, the change of category Sonnen can prevent the clash with Vitor Belfort. Unhappy not to win a chance at the title, the Brazilian said, through his wife and agent, Joana Prado, who will fight at middleweight for the belt only, reason for refusing to face Tim Kennedy.

terça-feira, 30 de julho de 2013

Ben Askren defending belt against Koreshkov


Champion of the Bellator welterweight and one of the best wrestlers in the world of MMA, Ben Askren (11-0, pictured) already has new title defense scheduled! Criticized for his style "mooring" to fight, the fighter 28 years faces the tough Russian Andrey Koreshkov (13-0), winner of last GP welterweight event.

Scheduled for July 31, will head the duel Bellator 97, which rolls into the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA. Besides Askren Vs. Koreshkov the night of fights will still Brazilians Douglas Lima and Patricio "Pitbull" Freire facing, respectively, Ben Saunders and Robert Emerson.

Considered one of the best welterweights in the world, Ben Askren's teammate Anthony Pettis in Roufusport and is champion of Bellator welterweights, already surpassing names like Dan Hornbuckle, Lyman Good, Jay Hieron, Douglas Lima and Karl Amoussou in its path. Known for his excellent wrestling, which has led the fighter to the Beijing Olympics in 2008. With a record of 153 wins and only eight losses in collegiate wrestling, Askren is a member of the Hall of Fame at the University of Missouri and has the third highest number of "pins" (locked traditional wrestling) in NCAA history with 91.

On the other side of the hexagon, the 22 year old Andrey Koreshkov represent Sambo in combat. Signed by Bellator in 2012 after opening his career with eight consecutive victories, five by knockout and three by submission, Koreshkov left to win the GP Bellator welterweights, surpassing Derrick Krantz, Jordan Smith, Marius Zaromskis and Lyman Good to secure a place . Pupil of Alexander Shlemenko, Koreshkov trains with other known names for the fan of Bellator as Mikhail Zayats, Alexander Volkov and Akop Stepanyan.

Position 'three-support' may be reviewed under MMA rules

Three of the most influential athletic commissions U.S. want to prevent fighters will force shortages

 Prior to becoming MMA gear, the sport was called "anything goes." As its name suggested, virtually every type of scam was valid to take the opponent to KO or submit him. Nowadays, one of the rules of MMA in the United States is one in which is not permitted in the knee to kick or the opponent's head while it is in the position of "three supports." But this item will be reviewed in the Committee of the Association of Boxing 2013, organization structure rules and regulations Boxing and MMA U.S. and Canada, mainly because there are some fighters who are putting a finger or part of the hand (or hand whole) intentionally on the floor to take advantage of the rule.

If the change actually happen, the announcement should be made ​​on July 31, the last day of the Commission meeting and resolve cases where a fighter uses this rule to avoid being struck, even trying to take your opponent to a lack or loss of point. In a statement released by the website "MMA fighting," Nick Lembo, the Athletic Control Commission New Jersey, explained how the referees should do in case of change in the regulation.
- The referees should instruct the fighters are still considered standing even if they have a finger or hand part (or whole hand) on the floor. The arbitrator shall have the discretion to decide if a fighter who is with a finger or hand on the ground can still legally be hit in the head with knees and kicks. The referee may decide that the fighter in this position is putting your finger or hand on the floor just to cause a fault (to the opponent) - Nick Lembo explained.

"Referees should instruct fighters they will be considered in the standing position even if they have a finger or hand part (or whole hand) on the floor. At the discretion of the referee, a fighter who has a finger or hand on the ground can be struck on the head with knees and kicks. The arbitrator shall decide whether a fighter or fighter is placing your hand or fingers on the floor without making any offensive action or a ploy to try to improve their position. The referee must decide if the wrestler is simply trying to provoke a foul. If the referee decides that a wrestler is touching the floor just to take advantage of a fault, it should consider that the fighter is standing and decide that no fault occurs, "reads an excerpt of the document.

So for the record I am totally against the rules because it will perform when it happens again as shown below.


Lyoto bet to win the standup Phil Davis: 'Will my gap'

At the site of the UFC, Brazilian shown confident and told what to do in combat

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In Rio, L.Machida (pictured) makes his first fight in Brazil since 2006. Photo: Josh Hedges / UFC

About to return to the Octagon in the co-main event of UFC Rio 4, Brazilian Lyoto Machida has shown confidence in a good presentation on Phil Davis this Saturday (3). In an interview to the official website of the Ultimate, Lyoto indicated that his standup game can be the key to a victory against the American wrestler.

"I feel very comfortable in the standup. I fought many wrestlers, I know how to handle them. So I feel very confident. The striking difference in this fight will be mine, "said the former heavyweight champion.

Next Saturday, August 3, the Rio de Janeiro receives an Ultimate edition for the fourth time. UFC 163, which takes place at the HSBC Arena, has a card full of Brazilians - with at least one athlete in the country in each of the 12 matches of the event. In the main event of the evening, featherweight champion Jose Aldo faces the "Korean Zombie" Chang Sung Jung.

segunda-feira, 29 de julho de 2013

Newspaper: for revenge, A. Silva trains in Thailand and reformulates staff

After losing to Chris Weidman, Brazilian Anderson Silva begins to review where you went wrong and prepare for the rematch scheduled for December. In an interview with the newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo (Brazil newspaper), the fighter said that he is changing all that supposedly failed his team, but the main culprit for the defeat is himself. To enhance preparedness, Anderson Silva will travel to Thailand to spend a few days there and then return to Rio de Janeiro to finish the training.

The fighter said that instead of being downcast in defeat, "slipped up" with the setback and respect the harshest criticism of some people in relation to their performance in the fight against Weidman. In an interview with the Brazilian still ruled out a possible participation in the Olympics in Rio in taekwondo, said he has not even sure when they will retire and said he still dreams of a possible fight against the boxer Roy Jones Jr.

"Actually, I was a little stressed at the moment, the record had not fallen. Soon after I calmed down, then Dana came in contact with my business and talked. Had a conversation with him too personal. Independe if I had won or not, there would be a rematch with Weidman, it was in the plans of the UFC. As I have a contract of 10 fights, they preferred to do the rematch with him now than let another opportunity, or give opportunity to another athlete who has not had the wins I had in the UFC. "