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Archive for August, 2006

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PRIDE Bushido 8/26 Nagoya event results

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Full results from the show can be seen by using the full-page view of this posting. Special thanks to Burning Spirit for the fight times.

Kurt Angle released by WWE

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

By Luke Nicholson Yup. Your eyes are not deceiving you. WWE really did release Kurt Angle today. I just read the news myself on, so I’m still in shock. I’ll say that even though I don’t watch any WWE these days, I do know that Kurt Angle is in VERY~! rough shape these days, […]

The Ultimate Fighter Season 4, Episode 2.

Friday, August 25th, 2006

By Erin Bucknell Normally, this would go up on my old site MMA Snark, but due to a lack of maintaining the site on my part, I chose to let the website expire and subject poor Zach to dealing with my weirdness. So, here you go.

UFC hype machine on Spike TV

Friday, August 25th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Tonight on Spike TV, UFC had the weigh-ins for tomorrow’s fight with Chuck Liddell and Renato “Babalu” Sobral. Weigh-in stats here. More interestingly, the show announced that Tito Ortiz would face Ken Shamrock on Spike TV for October 10th at the Hard Rock Casino in Florida. Press release here. Ortiz had a […]

Friday Night Fights

Friday, August 25th, 2006

By Zach Arnold Results and review of the ESPN2 telecast can be viewed in full-post view.

Thursday’s UFC media round-up

Thursday, August 24th, 2006 UFC 62 event predictions Chuck Liddell interview/profile article Mickey’s Brewing Co., a subsidiary of Miller Brewing Co., signs a big sponsorship deal with UFC Canadian Press: Babalu looks for revenge against the Iceman in UFC title bout On a completely unrelated news item, South Korea has a robot MMA tournament happening today.

UFC 62 Preview

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

By Stephan Marceau Most people think this card is not particularly interesting and say they will give it a pass (not buy the PPV), we shall see. It is not a very strong card. The main event Babalu vs Liddell may be the only reason to get this PPV, but keep in mind that sometimes […]

DSE: The contract with Tyson is made

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

By Zach Arnold That is the headline on Yahoo Japan’s HP today. PRIDE boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara is expected to release contract details next week. Tyson’s debut will happen on the 10/21 Las Vegas event.

Newspaper: Hughes/GSP may not happen

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

By Zach Arnold Jose Rodriguez in the Calgary Sun reports that an announcement is expected tomorrow from Georges St. Pierre’s manager, Stephane Patry, as to whether or not the GSP vs. Matt Hughes fight (scheduled to take place on September 23rd at the Arrowhead Pond) will take place. Update: It appears that BJ Penn will […]

UFC’s branding & competition

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

By Zach Arnold Jeff Thaler has thoughts about a recent newspaper article in which UFC’s COO talks about the amount of money that the UFC fighters are paid per-fight. The Miami Herald has more on UFC’s media momentum and branding. I have seen many sentiments online about UFC facing competition in the near future. So […]

PRIDE 9/10 Saitama card line-up

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

Yosuke Nishijima vs. Evangelista Cyborg Kazuhiro Nakamura vs. Yoshihiro “KISS” Nakao Reserve Match: Sergey Kharitonov vs. Emelianenko Alexander Open-Weight GP: Vanderlei Silva vs. Mirko Cro Cop Open-Weight GP: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Josh Barnett At the press conference announcing the new fights, Nishijima indicated that he wanted a chance at Mike Tyson.

K-1 9/30 Osaka Castle Hall card line-up

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

K-1 World GP 2006 in Osaka Jerome Le Banner vs. Choi Hong-Man Peter Aerts vs. Remy Bonjasky Semmy Schilt vs. Bjorn Bregy Ernesto Hoost vs. Yusuke Fujimoto Musashi vs. Chalid “Die Faust” Arrab Plus: Glaube Feitosa, Ray Sefo, Ruslan Karaev, and others. Sidenote: Genki Sudo vs. Ian Schaffa was announced for the promotion’s 9/4 Tokyo, […]

Kameda vs. Landaeta II

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

The big announcement today in Japan is that Koki Kameda, who won a very controversial decision over Juan Jose Landaeta of Venezuela (on 8/2 at Yokohama Arena), will have a re-match with Landaeta in October.

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