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.

EA Sports UFC (Foto: Divulgação)
EA Sports UFC (Reuters)

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)

Shogun 445x305 Para Dana White, uma vitória contra Sonnen deixa Shogun perto do cinturão
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

sonnen volta a provocar wand ele e o pior lutador do ufc 445x242 Sonnen diz que corre atrás de Belfort e Wand, mas que lutaria com Anderson mesmo sem cinturão

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.