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Archive for May, 2006

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UFC 60 – Aftermath

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

By Rob Sayers Perhaps it was the fact that I wasn’t expecting a great show, but I left the UFC PPV very satisfied and slightly surprised at the high level of entertainment we saw tonight. Coming into the event, only a few of the undercard bouts interested me, and the main event I feared would […]

UFC 60 Results

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Results links: W. Observer | Sherdog | MMA Weekly | Fox Sports | CP | MMA Snark | Long Beach Press-Telegram | FightReport.net Post your show thoughts here, or in the comments section of this post.

Sakuraba to attend UFC show?

Friday, May 26th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Sankei Sports reports that Kazushi Sakuraba may be in attendance for the UFC 60 show on Saturday night (Matt Hughes vs. Royce Gracie). The article speculates that Sakuraba may end up participating in UFC (given the current business relationship between UFC & K-1 with BJ Penn & Royce Gracie).

Baroni placed in Bushido main event

Friday, May 26th, 2006

By Zach Arnold DSE announced the match order of the 6/4 Saitama Super Arena card line-up. It is as follows: Jason Black vs. Eoh Won Jin Welterweight Tournament: Murilo Bustamante vs. Amar Suloev Welterweight Tournament: Paulo Filho vs. Yoon Dong Sik Welterweight Tournament: Ryo Chonan vs. Joey Villasenor Welterweight Tournament: Makoto Takimoto vs. Gegard Mousasi […]

UFC’s expansion plans

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

By Zach Arnold There is a great Whaledog editorial about Dana White’s comments to The Long Beach Press-Telegram about expanding the UFC into Europe, Canada, and other markets. One comment that struck me in particular was Mr. White stating that the NFL has had trouble exporting their product overseas, but that UFC could export their […]

Newsday interviews Royce

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Joe Fernandez of New York’s Newsday did an interview with Royce Gracie for their Thursday newspaper edition. Two interesting notes from the interview: Joe Fernandez: How did you get signed for this match? Royce Gracie: It’s an agreement between UFC and K-1 because I’m under contract with K-1. K-1 called me up […]

“The biochemists”

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

By Zach Arnold In recent interviews that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has done with various media outlets (transcript here), Jackson has talked about having to deal with DSE’s “US office,” which is really just an office space in Los Angeles with Turi Altavilla (who used to work for King of the Cage, and is a hard […]

American money in China’s MMA scene

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

The Voice of San Diego has an article about former American football player Rashaan Salaam being the force (money and investors) behind the Art of War promotion in Beijing, China.

K-1 7/30 Sapporo event

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

As noted earlier today on the Puroresu Power page, K-1 announced a World GP show booking for July 30th in Sapporo at Makomanai Ice Arena. Musashi vs. Ernesto Hoost is likely to take place on the show. The more interesting story comes from Nikkan Sports, which notes that Bob Sapp may end up working that […]

Taking notice

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

By Zach Arnold The Houston Chronicle has a good article in their Monday edition of the newspaper, talking about MMA being hot property on US TV right now. It’s basically a UFC-oriented article with the usual pro-UFC spin about how they changed the rules (the same true/false mixed story), but one interesting twist is the […]

IFL debut TV show on Fox Sport Net

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

By Zach Arnold Sunday, May 21st was the date of the IFL’s TV debut on Fox Sports Net. If the purpose of the show was to look like a serious, legitimate contender to UFC — then they accomplished the task at hand. Site Poll: Rate the IFL’s TV debut on FSN MMA Snark review of […]

PR: EXTREME WARS X2 on June 3rd in Oakland

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

Update: Vladimir Matyushenko has been added to the show, and he will be fighting Bristol Marunde. Extreme Wars X2 promoters of MMA at the Oakland McAfee Arena, Oakland California are in the planning stage of presenting a Live-Streaming online PPV of the June 3rd MMA Show. This will provide the MMA Fans with an alternative […]

ACF Press Release (5/19)

Friday, May 19th, 2006

VECC CONTINUES AS AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHTING CEO DENVER, COLORADO – American Championship Fighting(sm) Chief Executive Officer Rico Vecc appeared before Denver District Court Friday, to face sentencing for conduct stemming from a previous real estate venture. Vecc assumed responsibility for one count of securities fraud he incurred while engaging in a joint venture with business […]

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