sábado, 25 de maio de 2013

Neymar at Barcelona and marijuana in the UFC

Neymar ainda não deu adeus ao Santos, mas foi citado até por Pelé durante esta semana Foto: Fernando Dantas / Gazeta Press

The output Neymar Santos has not even been completed, but has dominated the sports news this week. A possible way of the star to Europe, probably for Barcelona, yielded several phrases impact.

Moreover, another striking phrase was spoken by fighter Thiago Silva, who openly advocated the legalization of marijuana in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Incidentally, the MMA had yet another controversial statement, in which Fabricio Werdum reported something disgusting happened in the reality show The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 2.

sexta-feira, 24 de maio de 2013

If you win at UFC 162, Anderson Silva will face Jon Jones

Dana White back in the news with stirring duel between the champions Anderson Silva and Jon Jones

Photo: publicity

The middle weight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Anderson Silva will defend the title against challenger Chris Weidman at UFC 162. Favorite to keep the belt 84kg, the fighter's X-Gym must do the most anticipated showdown against the current light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, according to Dana White, to pass by All-American.
"Silva has been in a fight on the 6th of July, he will fight Chris Weidman. Many people consider this fight a very serious threat to his record, the title and all that, but if it passes this test with Weidman, we can see this super-fight with Jones this year "- told CBS Atlanta.
The president did not go into detail about the weight that fighters will face. The Brazilian category has risen three times since it began operations in UFC and knocked out James Irvin, Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar, most recently to save the card for UFC 153, which weakened with the departures of Jose Aldo and Quinton Jackson by injury .
It is not today that the fight is speculated. Johnny Bones was considering not confrontation and even declared that I would have the Spider as a mentor in his career, but in recent months, the young star admitted he could face it. Anderson, in turn, agreed to combating say employee organization.

quinta-feira, 23 de maio de 2013

VIDEO: EA Sports reveals images of the official game of the Ultimate Fighting Championship

Anthony Pettis and Ben Henderson are the highlights of the presentation of the EA Sports UFC

Reprodução/EA Sports 

This week, EA Sports - division of Electronic Arts - has revealed for the first time, images of the official game of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In a video presentation of the new graphics engine that will be used in the next sports games, the company unveiled the scenes version of UFC for Xbox One, which will be released later this year.

The graphics engine responsible for the new generation of games be called IGNITE and provide greater realism for players with fast rendering, accurate and complete artificial intelligence system integration online. According to EA Sports, the movements of virtual athletes is more like the real world and the facial expressions have stunning detail.

In addition to the EA Sports UFC, the IGNITE will be present in FIFA 14, Madden 14 and NBA Live 14. "After years of investment and research, we have developed a technology for all EA Sports games we offer an impressive level of accuracy, realism and experiments which previously could only dream of," said Andrew Wilson, Executive Vice President of EA Sports.


In the video, the MMA fan will recognize one of the most impressive scenes in sports history: the amazing Anthony Pettis kick on Ben Henderson at WEC 53 in December 2010. In that fight, Pettis defeated current UFC lightweight champion, and won the title of the category up to 70.3 kg WEC, which was acquired the following year by the franchise Dana White.

EA Sports announced the purchase of the rights to the game UFC in August 2012, at E3, the largest fair in the world of games. Before the acquisition, the game was developed by THQ, which produced three editions of UFC Undisputed. The new MMA game has no release date set. It will be available for the Xbox and Playstation One 4. The Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U and laptops should also make their own versions.

Overeem has anticipated return Browne and faces on the first UFC on Fox Sports 1

After vexatious defeat for Bigfoot, Alistair Overeem tries to recover before Travis Browne on August 17, the first UFC event to be displayed by channel

Alistair Overeem took his anticipated return to the Octagon at Ultimate Fighting Championship. Initially, the Dutch giant was scheduled for UFC 164 on Aug. 31 in Milwaulkee still no definite opponent. However, their fight was relocated to the 17th of the same month, against Travis Browne at the first event of the organization being displayed by Fox Sports 1, in Boston.

Away for nine months for doping, Overeem fight again in February this year, before Antonio Bigfoot at UFC 156. Despite the favoritism, Reem was knocked out in the third round and had to swallow his teasing made ​​the Brazilian before the duel. With negative results, the Dutch lost the right to dispute the belt the heavyweight title against Cain Velasquez.

After the loss to Bigfoot, Overeem was preparing to face Junior dos Santos, but the second time, the anticipated showdown between the two was canceled. Alistair Overeem announced he suffered a thigh injury during training and again thwarted MMA fans. Previously, the suspension for doping the Dutch prevented the duel.

With the second cancellation, New Zealander Mark Hunt was chosen to face Gypsy in place of Overeem in the co-main event of UFC 160 on Saturday in Las Vegas. The main fight will be between Bigfoot and Velasquez, the heavyweight belt.

Travis Browne has only one career loss, suffered against Bigfoot, tormentor of Overeem
With just a setback in 16 fights, Travis Browne comes from controversial victory in the UFC. At the TUF 17 Finale, Hawaiian knocked out Gabriel Gonzaga, in the first round with a series of elbows in the neck, which is illegal under WTO rules. The Brazilian contested his defeat, but Nevada State Athletic Commission keep the score.

As Overeem, Travis Browne also suffered heavy hands of Antonio Bigfoot. His only career loss came against Paraiba, in October 2012, by knockout. The other stumbling of the U.S. was the tie before Cheik Kongo at UFC 120 in 2010.

Jose Aldo promises to surprise Anthony Pettis at UFC 163

Champion trained with K-1 legend in Holland and states have added new moves to the already varied arsenal of punches


Jose Aldo was in Amsterdam where he trained with former champion of K-1 Max Andy Souwer to defend the belt of pesos worth of the Ultimate Fighting Championship on August 3, when he will face the talented challenger Anthony Pettis in the main event of UFC 163 fight, event to be held in Rio de Janeiro.

Scarface explains that the trip to Holland is co he leaves the comfort zone to learn new moves for the next challenge in the Octagon. Champion recalled in an interview with Fighters Only that this was not the first time he trained with eminent striker.

"Andy Sower is a great friend and fighter spectacular. He always helped me and I'm always very happy to have this training in the Netherlands. It has been very helpful in the first time and is now again. I'm sure it'll show the Pettis moves that he does not expect to see and I'll keep the belt for Brazilian fans and my friends "- he said.

Anthony, who is known as the Showtime dynamically as works in their presentations, descended category lightweight to challenge Aldo for the title until immediately Jr 66kg. The Brazilian athlete sees challenging as a great challenge but ensures that it will be prepared.

"Pettis is a big challenge but I'll be more than ready to face it. I can develop the psychological part of being in a different country alone, focused only on training. No new cultures and practices and it brings only good things. I've returned to training on New Union because it is my home and it is where is the best preparation in the world for lighter weight fighters "- said.

quarta-feira, 22 de maio de 2013

Official agreement anticipates and former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett

35-year veteran has agreed to return to the Octagon organization


Former heavyweight champion Josh Barnett hit a return to the UFC, according to information from USA Today, in the United States. He signed a contract for several fights by the organization, according to reports from sources close to the Ultimate. The U.S. should reestrear this year by the company.

Josh Barnett won the UFC heavyweight belt in 2002, in issue 36, by beating Randy Couture by TKO. But he lost the title after being caught in doping substances with irregular. At the same time, left the organization and started by the now defunct Pride, where he played the final of the Grand Prix and was overcome by Mirko Cro Cop by submission in 2006 in Saitama, Japan

Josh Barnett has other MMA organizations and smaller came to Strikeforce in 2011. With two consecutive wins, is secured in the final Grand Prix of heavy, but was defeated by Daniel Cormier (unanimous decision). With the end of the league, extinct in January 2013, the fighter began to negotiate a return to the UFC.

Without an agreement, negotiations stagnated almost given up and the UFC's return Josh Barnett. However, the parties finally agreed on a new contract, according to USA Today, and the return of the 'Master of War' should be formalized in the coming days the company chaired by Dana White.

At 35, Josh Barnett began his MMA career in 1997, after excel in wrestling and grappling in the United States. In 38 participations in octógno, it adds 32 wins and six losses.

UFC 161: Faber offers to replace Baron injury case is confirmed

Situation still uncertain about event follows after the non-disclosure of the Brazilian tests

Urijah Faber 445x309 UFC 161: Faber se oferece para substituir Barão caso contusão se confirme
Since last Saturday (18), when the news that an injury had forced the departure of Renan Barão the main event of UFC 161, a climate of uncertainty surrounds the event June 15. But even before an official of the organization, the former title challenger Urijah Faber offered to replace the Brazilian in combat.

U. Faber said he was willing to fight at UFC 161. Photo: Josh Hedges / UFC

In an interview with MMA Mania, Faber said he had not received any invitation to join the card, but if you put the layout. "I just found out and, it seems, have injured the champion and now interim champion injured. That sucks. No one contacted me about filling the vacancy, but if the opportunity comes knocking, I'll certainly consider, "said the former WEC champion.

The situation UFC 161 was even more uncertain after this Monday (20). This is because tests performed by Baron be disclosed at the time by their trainers, which did not occur and further increased speculation surrounding the status of interim champion weights cocks.

If the injury is confirmed Baron and he is replaced by Urijah Faber would not be the first time this year that the U.S. would go last minute in the main event of the Ultimate. At the TUF 17 Finale in April, his fight against Scott Jorgensen was the alternative of the organization, after the departure of Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga on the card.

terça-feira, 21 de maio de 2013



During the press conference of UFC Fight 2 held after the event in Jaragua in southern Brazil, Zelaznik Marshall, director of international development UFC confirmed that the city of Rio de Janeiro will host UFC 163, which will bring the title fight weights between featherweight Jose Aldo and Anthony Pettis.
The fourth edition of the Rio event is scheduled for August 3 HSBC Arena in traditional and in addition to title fight, the issue already has the clash between Demian Maia and Paulo veteran Josh Koscheck for the welterweight category.

segunda-feira, 20 de maio de 2013

Video: Chris Weidman dance and imitates the voice of Anderson Silva!

Anderson Silva's next opponent, Chris Weidman has a sense of humor. Lightning in an interview with journalist Ariel Helwani for UFC broadcasting partner of the U.S., the American does not "yellowed" reporter's requests for him to imitate Spider dancing and talking.
The result is the video below:

source information

domingo, 19 de maio de 2013

With spectacular kick, Luke Rockhold knocks out Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight 2

Brazilian hit a beautiful shot and blow up public Jaragua do Sul

Vitor Belfort acerta Rockhold 445x279 Com chute espetacular, Vitor Belfort nocauteia Luke Rockhold no UFC Combate 2

Spectacular! This is the best definition for the knockout applied by Vitor Belfort at UFC Fight Luke Rockhold 2 event held on Saturday (18) in Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina. The Brazilian took no notice of the last Strikeforce champion and with a plastic chute rotated led the U.S. to the ground. The result marked the fourth consecutive win for Belfort between middleweight and placed close to a title shot.

The fight

The fight between Belfort and Rockhold started studying. The U.S. tried to score and leave the range, while the Brazilian uttered fewer hits, but always with more forcefulness.

With one minute duel Vitor has shown he was willing to end the war. He hit a good combination of punches and made the rival backwards. But the end of the dispute would spectacularly. Rotated with a shot that hit the chin Rockhold, Belfort took his rival to the ground. Wasting no time, he still connected six more punches on the ground and knocked out his opponent.

Check out the full results of UFC Fight 2:

Luke Rockhold defeated Vitor Belfort by KO in R1;

Ronaldo Jacare finished Chris Camozzi with a kata-gatame in R1;

Rafael dos Anjos defeated Evan Dunham in a unanimous decision;

Rafael Sapo defeated Joao Zeferino unanimous decision of the judges;

Preliminary card

Nik Lentz defeated Hacran Days in a unanimous decision;

Francisco Massaranduba Mike Rio finished with a arm-triangle choke in R1;

Gleison Tibau John Cholish finished with a guillotine in R2;

Paulo Thiago defeated Michel Tractor unanimous decision of the judges;

Yuri Marajó Iliarde Santos defeated by TKO

Fabio Maldonado defeated Roger Hollett in a unanimous decision;

John Lineker Azamat Gashimov defeated by TKO in R2;

Jussier Ant defeated Chris Cariaso in a unanimous decision;

Luke Miner Jeremy Larsen defeated by knockout in R3;

Bonus night ($ $ 50,000 each):
Knockout of the Night - Vitor Belfort
Submission of the night - Ronaldo Jacare
Fight Night - Lucas Martins vs. Jeremy Larsen


- Luke Rockhold Vitor Belfort wins by KO in R1
Vitor Belfort:
"There is no luck without training. I have the best kicking coaches in the world, and I believe that everything you practice, you can. I'm enjoying the moment, do not ask opponents, it is a joy just to be fighting. I'm focused on improving and keep improving "

Luke Rockhold:
"I was not beaten for a long time, do not train to lose. I'm not feeling very well. Now, I can only think back my training. "" I lost to one of the best in the world.''

- Ronaldo Jacare wins Chris Camozzi by submission in R1
Ronaldo Jacare:
"As soon as I entered the arena, I thought" I will not disappoint this crowd, this crowd is too much. "'ll Split my bonus (submission of the night): half goes to my mother and the other half for a sensational journey with my wife. "

sábado, 18 de maio de 2013

Exchange Belfort push with Rockhold on weighing the UFC

17 Mai 2013 . 16:32 h 
Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and Chris Camozzi, athletes of the co-main event, were most cordial and not it strange, leaving on Saturday to fight inside the Octagon.

Belfort troca empurrão com Rockhold na pesagem do UFC.

The fighters Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold exchanged shoves the end of the weighing on the afternoon of Friday (17) in Jaragua do Sul in Brazil. The fight will be the main event scheduled for this Saturday (18). During the "exchange of pleasantries," Belfort Rockhold and had to be restrained by the organizers.

The American rose to the scale and waited for the first time the Brazilian. However, at the time regarded the traditional, the former Strikeforce champion was up Vitor, who returned the push.

All fighters hit their respective weight categories except John Cholish, opponent Gleison Tibau. He was given an hour to lose 100g and has adapted itself to the lightweight division. Yuri Marajó, John Lineker, Mike Rio and Luke Rockhold had to undress completely, but were "approved" by the scale.


UFC Fight 2
Jaragua do Sul, Santa Catarina
Saturday, May 18, 2013

Main card:
Vitor Belfort x Luke Rockhold
Ronaldo Jacare x Chris Camozzi
Rafael dos Anjos x Evan Dunham
Rafael Natal x Joao Zeferino

Preliminary card:
Francisco Massaranduba x Mike Rio
Gleison Tibau x John Cholish
Paulo Thiago x Michel  Tractor
Yuri Marajó x Illiarde Santos
Hacran Days x Nick Lentz
Fabio Maldonado x Roger Hollett
John Lineker x Azamat Gashimov
Jussier Formiga x Chris Cariaso
Lucas Martis x Jeremy Larsen

sexta-feira, 17 de maio de 2013

UFC in Jaragua: former Strikeforce athletes want to shine

The two main fights on the card of Santa Catarina in Brazil will have participants from the former tournament. Luke Rockhold and Jacare service will attempt to show Dana White

O duelo entre Rockhold e Jacaré no Strikeforce; no sábado, eles estarão no card principal do UFC em Jaraguá do Sul

In this Saturday, 18/05/13 in the city of Jaragua do Sul, the first in the South of Brazil to receive a UFC event, is not the only rookie on the night of fights Saturday in Santa Catarina. The event will also have the arrival of two anything inexperienced newcomers to the franchise. The two main card fights have athletes coming from former Strikeforce tournament. The practice of buying other mixed martial arts competitions and then absorb the best fighters of these tournaments have become habit for Dana White, UFC President. Besides Strikeforce, Dana and the Fertitta brothers had already acquired the Pride and WEC. The script is always the same: after some time, the franchise ends with the smaller tournaments and sign contracts with some of the players of the tournament - the best, of course. Successful athletes like Jose Aldo, the featherweight champion, Quinton Jackson, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Mauricio Shogun Rua and Wanderlei Silva were some of the names have changed after the tournament UFC bought the franchises that used to fight. On Saturday night, expectations are focused on Luke Rockhold, who picks Vitor Belfort in the main event, and Ronaldo Jacare, which is the second main event fight.

The American won all their nine matches played in the tournament extinct. He became even middleweight champion, defeating Ronaldo Souza. Rockhold has defended his belt twice and established itself as the ultimate champion of the division. Now employed by the UFC, the American will debut against none other than Vitor Belfort, the Brazilian former heavyweight champion and light heavyweight. The fight can give a lot of visibility to the career of Luke Rockhold into your new franchise. It is believed that it can be accredited for a title shot if they beat Brazil in Santa Catarina.

Biggest rivals Spider at UFC train together at Renzo Gracie Academy

Chris Weidman and St-Pierre were photographed during training in New York

Chris Weidman and St-Pierre may be the next two opponents in the Octagon Anderson

Anderson Silva is the biggest name in the UFC today. Owner of many records in the Octagon, the Brazilian champion middleweight (84 kg) accumulated a queue of potential challengers and pretenders to his post.

Among them, especially Chris Weidman and Georges St-Pierre, possibly the next two to cross the path of the Spider in the event, and were recently seen together at the training academy fellow Brazilian Renzo Gracie.

Proud of the feat of bringing together two bodies of MMA on your mat in New York, Renzo himself posted the photo of athletes ready to give a "buzz", or a workout.

While Weidman is confirmed to face Brazil in July in Las Vegas, the Canadian is still a major option for the future, in a dispute that movimentaria odd amount of money in the sport to date.

quarta-feira, 15 de maio de 2013

Nick Diaz attempts to obtain a license to create new MMA event in California

Controversial fighter awaiting authorization committee for a new project in the U.S.

Apparently, the controversial and controversial Nick Diaz is not even willing to continue fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. After the loss to welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre at UFC 158 last March in Montreal, the U.S. tries to get in the California State Athletic Commission for a license to create a MMA event, which would have the name War of Mixed Martial Arts.

Divulgação/UFCAccording to MMA Junkie site, Nick Diaz started the process to get a license from the California State Athletic Commission and carry out the creation of the new MMA promotion. According to one official of the institution would need to submit documents such as financial statements, resumes, and an article of incorporation for the authorization to be granted.

Nick Diaz has set up a website to publicize the event, the nickdiazpromotions.com. And register a Twitter account in the name of the organization, would be another indication that the Californian takes seriously the project of developing new MMA event in the United States.

Coached by Brazilian Cesar Gracie, California, Nick Diaz has been the welterweight champion of the former Strikeforce, but is in bad phase in the UFC. It comes from two defeats, both worth the belt and the unanimous decision. Before being beaten by Georges St. Pierre, he lost to Carlos Condit, issue 143, Las Vegas, in a duel for the interim title.

Nick Diaz has been suspended twice for doping, the first of the now defunct Pride in 2007. The second occurred after his loss to Carlos Condit for the same reason. The Californian was spotted in the test after the events with marijuana metabolites in the body.

After his loss to Georges St. Pierre, Nick Diaz left the air again, the possibility of closing the trajectory in the UFC - as occurred after the setback before Carlos Condit. However, in the post-event press conference, said that the Californian was considered a good opponent for middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

Source: Disclosure

sábado, 11 de maio de 2013

New game 'UFC Undisputed' delays and should only come out next year

EA Games producer, responsible for the title, did not include the game in its previous releases

UFC Undisputed 3 445x353 Novo jogo UFC Undisputed atrasa e só deve sair no ano que vem
Brazilian Anderson Silva was the cover of "UFC Undisputed 3." Publicity photo

Bad news for fans of the UFC video game aficionados was released on Thursday (09) by specialized site Joystiq. According to the page, the game "UFC Undisputed" will not be released before March 2014.

The Joystiq explains that the title, which had its production rights acquired by EA Games THQ next to last year, is not included in previous releases of the producer Electronic Arts for its current fiscal year - which ends on 31 March 2014.

The latest release of a game in the franchise was in February 2012, with the "UFC Undisputed 3" - still under license, now bankrupt, THQ. The game was the ninth of the Ultimate video game and eighth in the gender struggle - because it was produced in 2011 "UFC Personal Trainer" physical preparation.

sexta-feira, 10 de maio de 2013

Liddell sends message to UFC champions: "finalize their struggles"

The "Iceman" can not stand to see more fights ending by points

One of the greatest KO-artists in the history of MMA and a member of the "Hall of Fame UFC", Chuck Liddell never liked to leave his fights go to the judges' hands. Proof of this is that the "Ice Man" has embedded a sequence of nine consecutive knockouts in his brilliant career, and it's no wonder that it is seen as one of the greatest heavyweight in history.

Liddell is currently holds an executive position in the UFC, he is the "vice president of business development" of the franchise and want to understand why so many victories in the decision, especially among UFC champions.

In an interview with "UT San Diego" Liddell sent a message to the champions who are doing bureaucratic struggles.

"I see guys concerned with ensuring victory for the next fight. When we do this, it is about much more than going there and fight. I hate hearing a corner talking to your athlete. 'You won the early rounds, just stay away from his opponent in the final round. "Sometimes the guy does not have knockout power, could not get you down the entire fight, because then you have to be afraid of him? Go there and win, do it to be exciting, knock out the guy and be done with this fight, "fired.

The message serves to at least half of UFC champions, including Georges St. Pierre, Ben Henderson, Dominick Cruz and Demetrious Johnson, who together have 25 fights decided by points. This number is staggering, when compared to the numbers of other champions like Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Cain Velasquez and Ronda Rousey, who together have only 13 bouts decided by points in their careers.

Sonnen back causing Wanderlei: 'You have 24 hours to accept'

American wants a confrontation with the 'Mad Dog' in UFC

Chael Sonnen foi novamente ao Twitter para provocar Wanderlei Silva por uma luta (Reprodução)

Chael Sonnen once again used Twitter to cause Wanderlei Silva. Seeking a confrontation in the UFC octagon with former Pride champion, the American was the social network and gave the Brazilian a period of 24 hours to accept to be his next opponent in the UFC.

"Wand, you have 24 hours to accept. If you do, I promise to donate 10% of my purse to help schools in your city, Curitiba ... I mean: VEGAS ", nudged the American, in reference to the fact Wanderlei live in the United States.

The tactic of getting fights through provocations public is not new to Chael Sonnen. Getting opportunities clashes against champions Anderson Silva (middleweight) and Jon Jones (light heavyweight) because of his sharp tongue. The fact, however, is that just Sonnnen defeat in both fights, and became a laughing stock on the internet.

Pat Curran says it is negotiating a contract extension with Bellator

Champion featherweight praises rival organization the Ultimate and thanks:
'They almost made ​​me be the fighter that I am'

One of the leading names in the world featherweight Pat Curran (19-4), champions of the category in Bellator, said the site "MMAJunkie" it is negotiating to renew its contract with the organization, the main rival of the Ultimate USA. Still young, at age 25, the American is happy with his current shows the situation for now and want to keep their houses.

Pat Curran Bellator MMA (Foto: Reprodução/Site oficial Bellator)

- For me (Bellator) is a great organization to work for. I'm there from the beginning, and they almost made ​​me be the fighter I am. I would not have gotten the exposure that I have or would I have your attention, and Bellator gave me this opportunity. Any negative opinion about Bellator now, I do not like to hear. They are doing great things and getting better.

Pat Curran has played ten fights in his current organization, with nine wins and one defeat. Before you go down the path of success in featherweight, had a passage by light-weight and was defeated by Eddie Alvarez then champion. Then Alvarez lost the title, and today in court fight with Bellator to get signing with the UFC.

- I can not put myself in the position (Alvarez) because I'm not there yet. Bellator gave me the opportunity to re-sign and renegotiate the contract, and we are in the process of renewing it. I'm talking to Bjorn (Rebney, CEO) personally and we are reaching a new agreement. Other fighters are in a different situation and would deal differently from me. But I'm happy to be with Bellator. They are taking great care of me and have no problem to renew the contract - said Curran.

After taking the title from Joe Warren in March 2012, Pat Curran defended his belt against Patricio Pitbull (January 2013) and Shahbulat Shamhalaev (April 2013). He now hopes Daniel Straus recovering from a broken hand to fight again.

Source: disclosure.

quarta-feira, 8 de maio de 2013

Against accidental blows, CFU starts development of new gloves

Foto: Divulgação/UFCThe large number of competitors beaten around the eyes during the UFC 159 drew the attention of the directors of the company for the need to develop new gloves. In the event of April 27, Vinny Magalhaes, Gian Villante and Alan Belcher eventually reached on the spot and in the case of the latter two, their matches were halted. In an interview with ESPN Radio 710 in Los Angeles, the organization's president stated that new gloves are in development to minimize the risk of accidental blows prohibited.

Dana White:"We actually already started working on a new glove that your hand curve. The type, the glove is curved like a 'U', then you can still open the hand, but the fingers do not point straight out. "

White listed the problems faced with the issue including Boxing, calling for extra attention from competitors to strike, holding hands closed, minimizing the risk of contact with the eyes of rival. 

Gian Villante x Ovince Saint Preux UFC 159 (Foto: Getty Images)"With finger gloves still have this problem. With a Glove Boxing existed several episodes of accidents involving the big toe in the 70s and 80s. The gloves that looked like lobster claws resulted in many problems, that's why you have to make the toe connected. I just can not imagine how it could be done when we think there is in MMA grappling. In fact, the personnel must keep your damn hands closed. You can not move your hand towards the opponent's face with her open. 

In recent years the UFC has been trying to improve its rules, both inside and outside the Octagon, whenever any great controversy arises. Since a greater control over the doping, to the definition of the main event fights, not even worth belt, have a duration of five rounds to a hunt against any cheaters who use TRT in order to obtain benefits, indicate the disposition the company's direction in solving the main problem encountered in mode, without displaying the stillness present in other sports.

Source: Disclosure UFC.

terça-feira, 7 de maio de 2013

Fight Master: Bellator reality show will have 32 fighters in the welterweight category

Spike TV/Divulgação

Considered the most important organization in the world of MMA, behind the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Bellator 32 fighters scheduled to have the first season of the reality show Fight Master: Bellator MMA. The program will be screened in the U.S. on Spike TV, the first ten episodes debuting on June 19.

The announcement was made by the participants' own station, which signed a contract with Bellator for transmission of events and also the first reality show. The Fight Master athletes have the welterweight category and the winner will receive $ 100,000, plus a place in a future tournament organization.

The fighters are divided into two teams, led by coaches as the UFC Hall of Fame, Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock, a former UFC champion and former Strikeforce extinguished, and former Bellator champion Joe Warren and renowned coach Greg Jackson responsible for preparation of Jon Jones (owner of the belt-heavyweight UFC) and other MMA stars.

The reality show Bellator and Spike TV will be different in relation to the program's UFC competitor. The fighters themselves is who will choose the coach and the opponents they will face in Fight Master. The first three episodes have elimination bouts. The final will be live at the event to be confirmed for this year, with the Spike TV broadcast.

Check out the list of participants

Marcus Aurelio (26 anos, Brasil / Vancouver)
 Nick Barnes (22 anos, San Diego)
 Erick Bradley (31 anos, Las Vegas)
 Mike Bronzoulis (34 anos, Houston) 
Frank Carrillo (29 anos, Miami)
 Darryl Cobb (32 anos, East St. Louis)
 Christopher Curtis (25 anos, Cincinnati) 
Evan Cutts (22 anos, Dallas)
 Mike Dubois (30 anos, Thomasville)
 Tom Gallicchio (26 anos, Nova Jersey)
 Ismael Gonzalez (32 anos, Los Angeles)
 Gareth Joseph (28 anos, San Diego)
 Chris Lozano (30 anos, Cleveland)
AJ Matthews (24 anos, Carlsbad)
 Rob Mills (35 anos, Newcastle, Inglaterra)
 Steve Montgomery (22 anos, Florence)
 Chip Moraza-Pollard (24 anos, Plymouth)
 Brett Nakamura (30 anos, Maui, Havaí)
 Jason Norwood (28 anos, Texas)
 Dom O’Grady (31 anos, Detroit)
 Jacob Ortiz (31 anos, San Manuel)
 Josh Quayhagen (26 anos, Lake Charles)
 Joe Riggs (30 anos, Phoenix)
 Eric Scallan (27 anos, Lafayette)
 Cristiano Souza (30 anos, Brasil /Salvador)
 Brendan Tierney (37 anos, Queens)
 Bryan Travers (29 anos, Bakersfield)
 Andy Uhrich (27 anos, Gering)
 Tim Welch (22 anos, Great Falls)
 Cole Williams (30 anos, Darian)
 Joe Williams (27 anos, Tustin)
 Artenas Young (32 anos, Houston)

(source: information)

Cormier says: 'Junior dos Santos is the only one with a chance to beat Cain'

Junior dos Santos is the better fighter listed among the candidates to take the belt from Cain Velasquez. According to the champion's training partner Daniel Cormier, the Brazilian is the main threat to the current category champion and there is no other competitor can do to match that against the American.

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The heavyweight Daniel Cormier trains with Cain Velasquez at AKA (Photo: Playback / Twitter)

- They can not beat Cain. Are not good enough. I think Junior dos Santos a great fighter. It is the only one with a chance to beat Cain, but the rest is incapable. They are not good enough. I'm being as honest as possible - said in an interview with Bleacher Report.

Gypsy faces Mark Hunt at UFC 160, the chance to become the number one challenger and the heavyweight title shot against Cain Velasquez. The U.S. defends his belt in the same event against Antonio Bigfoot.

Check out the card:
UFC 160
May 25, 2013, in Las Vegas (USA)
Cain Velasquez x Antonio Bigfoot
Junior Cigano x Mark Hunt
Glover Teixeira x James Te Huna
Gray Maynard x TJ Grant
Donald Cerrone x KJ Noons
Rick Story x Mike Pyle
Dennis Bermudez x Max Holloway
Colton Smith x Robert Whittaker
Khabib Nurmagomedov x Abel Trujillo
Stephen Thompson x Nah-Shon Burrell
Brian Bowles x George Roop
Jeremy Stephens x Estevan Payan

UFC 162 - SILVA vs. WEIDMAN: Starts in May 10 sales of tickets for the fight of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman in Las Vegas


The Ultimate Fighting Championship will once again hold an event in Las Vegas the weekend of July 4th. The organization formally announced today that the middleweight champion of the UFC ® Undisputed King and pound-for-pound Anderson Silva returns to the Octagon ® at Saturday, July 6, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to face the undefeated No. 1 challenger Chris Weidman. That's not all: the same week in July, will also mark the return of the UFC Fan Expo ®, as well as the week of fighting, a series of events for fans, shows and appearances that will count on the participation of its fighters and UFC favorite personalities.
"The best pound-for-pound in the world, Anderson Silva defends middleweight title with seeking a record for the 11th time on July 6, when he faces undefeated Chris Weidman," said UFC President Dana White. "With Weidman is 9-0 in his career and has an amazing wrestling and strength. He said he will shock the world at UFC 162 and end the reign of Anderson on the middleweight division. At UFC 162, the UFC Fan Expo and Week Fights, This will be an amazing weekend for fight fans. You have to be in Las Vegas this week for July 4th! "

Besides fighting Anderson-Weidman, Frankie Edgar (01/04/15 fighting for Toms River, NJ), a former lightweight champion and currently ranked third in the pen in the world, faces the Brazilian Charles Oliveira (16 - 3, 1 NC, fighting for Guaruja, Sao Paulo, Brazil), while former Strikeforce middleweight making his UFC debut, Tim Kennedy (15-4, fighting for Austin, Texas) fight with Roger Gracie of Rio de Janeiro ( 6-1).

In addition, fourth in the rankings, "The Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung (13-3, fighting for Po-Hang, South Korea) returns after a year away due to injury to butt heads with the second ranking Ricardo Lamas (13-2, fighting for Chicago, Illinois), in a fight that could determine the next challenger for the featherweight title, while the fifth-ranked penalty Cub Swanson (19-5, fighting for Palm Springs, Calif.) faces the sixth-ranked 
German Dennis Siver (21-8).

Other fights of UFC 162 include:

- The star, seventh-ranked middleweight Mark Munoz (12-3, fighting for Lake Forrest, California) against the competitive heavy-handed and 10 th in Tim Boetsch (12-3, fighting for Sunbury, Pa.).

- Chris Leben (22-9, fighting for Oahu, Hawaii) vs. Andrew Craig (8-1, fighting for Houston, Texas).

- From Northern Ireland, Norman Parke (17-2) against the Japanese Kazuki Tokudome (12-3-1) in a lightweight showdown.

- The Fribourg Edson Barboza (11-1) takes the Montreal native John Makdessi (11-2).

- Heavyweights Shane Del Rosario (8-1, fighting for Irvine, Calif.) vs. Dave Herman (21-5, fighting for Temecula, California).

- Means middleweight Seth Baczynski (17-7, fighting for Apache Junction, Arizona) vs. Brian Melancon from Houston (6-2).

- In Portland, Mike Pierce (16-5) vs. David Mitchell (12-2, fighting for Santa Rosa, California) in a welterweight fight.

Tickets for UFC ® 162: Silva vs. Weidman, presented by Bud Light ®, go on sale Friday, May 10 at 10 am PT and are priced at $ 1,200, $ 850, $ 600, $ 400, $ 250 and $ 125. Tickets will be available at all stores in Las Vegas Ticketmaster (select Smith's Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To purchase by phone with a credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices do not include service charges.

With information from the UFC