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Archive for June, 2006

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Ultimate Fighter 3 Finale show

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Results/recaps: Sherdog | Observer | MMA Toronto | MMA Snark | Fight Report

Diet Master

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

In a press release on Friday, the Japan Diet Academy issued a statement talking about their newest and most high-profile client, Akebono. The PR starts out by stating that Akebono was advised to join the Diet Academy by Kazuyoshi Ishii, and that the goal is for Akebono to lose 50 kg (105-110 pounds). Before Akebono […]

HERO’s 8/5 Ariake Colosseum notes

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

The promotion held a press conference today to announce the participation of Kazushi Sakuraba, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Rodrigo Gracie, Carlos Newton, Melvin Manhoef, Shungo Oyama, and Kestutis Smirnovas (RINGS Lithuania) in the HERO’s 2006 Middleweight & Light Heavyweight tournaments. Akira Maeda mentioned at the press conference that negotiations with BJ Penn were being finalized and that […]

Full PRIDE 7/1 Saitama card line-up

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

Pawel Nastula vs. Edson Drago Yoshihiro Nakao vs. Lee Eun-Su (South Korea) Alistair Overeem vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira Kazuhiro Nakamura vs. Evangelista Cyborg Yoshiki Takahashi vs. Vitor Belfort Open-Weight GP 2nd Round Josh Barnett vs. Mark Hunt Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Fabricio Werdum Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Vanderlei Silva Hidehiko Yoshida vs. Mirko Cro Cop

Bill O’Reilly on MMA

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

By Zach Arnold Bill O’Reilly on the Fox News Channel had a 6-minute segment called “Ultimate Brutality” (in the “Back of the Book” segment block) during his O’Reilly Factor program on Wednesday night, in which O’Reilly focused on MMA. There were two teases for this segment during the show. The first: “They call it ultimate […]

K-1 7/30 Sapporo line-up

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

The event is taking place at the Makomanai Ice Arena. Card line-up: Glaube Feitosa vs. Musashi Peter Aerts vs. Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge Poul Slowinski vs. Tatsufumi Tomihira Bjorn Bregy vs. Tsuyoshi Nakasako Yusuke Fujimoto vs. Yuki Niimura Freddy Kemayo vs. Hiromi Amada

K-1 mythology continues

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Sankei Sports continues to push hard the claimed number by K-1 that the UFC 60 PPV with Royce Gracie vs. Matt Hughes did 800,000 buys and $32 million dollars, despite reports that contradict this. The Sankei article I linked to is a puff piece about HERO’s now having a show air on […]

WFA 7/22 Los Angeles card line-up

Tuesday, June 20th, 2006

Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. Lodune Sincaid Rob McCullough vs. Harris Sarmiento Jorge Oliviera (Chute Boxe) vs. Marvin “The Beastman” Eastman Jose “Pele” Landi-Jons vs. TBA Bas Rutten vs. Kimo Ryoto Machida vs. Vernon “Tiger” White Ricco Rodriguez vs. Ron “H20” Waterman Ivan Salaverry vs. Art Santore Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Matt Lindland

Mike Barton gets his revenge

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Long-time pro-wrestling fans remember Bart Gunn (who worked under the ring name of Mike Barton in All Japan & New Japan) getting destroyed by Eric “Butterbean” Esch in the infamous “Brawl For All” shoot tournament that the WWF ran. Butterbean faced Gunn (the tournament winner) at WrestleMania XV, with Esch destroying his […]

DVD Review – Heroes of World Class

Sunday, June 18th, 2006

By Sheldon Goldberg “Heroes of World Class: The Story of the Von Erichs & The Rise & Fall of World Class Championship Wrestling” Perhaps the most compelling story in the modern history of pro wrestling is the story of the Von Erich family and the Dallas-based World Class Championship Wrestling promotion. In the early 80’s, […]

UFC 61 PPV available online

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

The Boston Herald reports that the July 8th event will be available for purchase on the Internet (use this link). Here’s more information about the good numbers UFC is doing on conventional American PPV distribution.

Grueling training session = competitive eating

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

Photo credit: Sports Nippon Some fighters prefer to train in exhausting workout sessions in deserted places. And then there is Ikuhisa Minowa, who prefers to train by participating in the Japanese qualifying tournament round of the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest in Tokyo. Minowa was able to get 6 hot dogs in 12 minutes, while […]

K-1 gets knocked publicly

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

By Zach Arnold For those who have spent years covering K-1, one thing is for sure — they can tell some great stories in the press (such as their multiple accounts of trying to book Mike Tyson), but don’t put your life savings on the claims always being 100% accurate. On May 31st, I noted […]

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