By Zach Arnold | November 2, 2010
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The worst-kept secret in the world — UFC will continue using it’s bigger cage for main cards and for Spike TV/B-level shows they will use the smaller cage. I give props to long-time friend Zack (no, I don’t talk to myself) for pointing out this issue a year or so ago.
Jon Fitch gets a rude awakening with Jake Ellenberger fight offer. Kenny Florian and Evan Dunham will reportedly fight on January 22nd. On that same 1/22 card, we’ll get Matt Mitrione vs. Tim Hague.
Heath Herring stuck in contract limbo with the UFC.
Are you buying or selling the idea that a winner of a Pedro Rizzo vs. Tim Sylvia fight will get a bid into the UFC? Strikeforce, perhaps, but UFC?
Gracie Magazine says the UFC is looking to have an event in Brazil shortly.
ULT MMA has the back story on the latest mess Donald Cerrone has gotten himself involved in.
Ryan Couture has a staph infection. Ouch. Please get well soon.
Another mixed review of the EA Sports MMA video game.
Sengoku plans big 12/30 MMA event
The day before the traditional big New Year’s Eve show by K-1 in Japan, Sengoku has their eyes set for a show at Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo. The show will be called “Sengoku: Soul of Fight” and there will be martial arts exhibitions starting at 11 AM. The actual MMA portion of the event will have 8 ~ 10 fights including Marlon Sandro vs. Hatsu Hioki for the Featherweight title, finals of their Welterweight GP, and the Bantamweight tournament semi-finals.
Satoru Sayama’s wacky new fighting concept
Satoru Sayama has ran a few shows under the Seikendo banner in the past and this time around, he ran a show on Friday at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo called “Budo Seikendo” which used a double-level octagonal-shaped mat (photo here). Check out his introduction here.
The idea behind the format is to give it a more “Bushido-style” and Sumo-style raw fighting feel. Check out how the fighters dressed to fight in the Octagonal-style dohyo. The rules are: up to three rounds (R1 & R2 three minutes each, R3 two minutes), knock your opponent out of the inside mat twice and you win, or you can win by KO/submission/stoppage.
A new Seikendo dojo will be established in Tokyo next Spring.