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Archive for December, 2006

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K-1 12/31 Osaka Dome Dynamite event

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Main card results here. If you have more results links, video clip links, etc. anything related to this show, post contributions in the comments area. Official show results can be seen in full-post view. The claimed attendance was 50,930 at the Osaka Dome. Genki Sudo indicated that he would retire after his fight with Jackson […]

PRIDE 12/31 Man Festival event results

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Full-post view gets you the latest match results. The claimed attendance for the Saitama event was 48,709. The Yoshida vs. James Thompson fight grabbed top headlines for PRIDE coverage (the K-1 event took a majority of the media coverage in Japan). PRIDE President Nobuyuki Sakakibara fielded questions from the media about Mirko Cro Cop leaving […]

UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz 2

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

By Erin Bucknell Added – broadsheet coverage of the UFC 66 show. Plus, a report that Mirko has signed a six-fight deal with the UFC. Am I the only one yelling at Tito to fix his damn hat in the commercials (where it’s tilted to the side) for his fight? For God’s sakes, man, this […]

Fighting and the bottom line

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

By Tomer Chen  Throughout the history of combat sports, there have been titanic clashes between two fighters which the public had demanded to face each other in order to be recognized as ‘the’ man. One of the earliest examples of such a superfight would be the 1860 John C. Heenan-Thomas Sayers bout which pitted an […]

Open UFC thread

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

Have at it in the comments section. Talk about the ongoing UFC 66 show taking place in Las Vegas, or discuss the entry of Rampage and Mirko into UFC.

Saturday news slate

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Click on full-post view to see the media story links and the K-1 12/31 Osaka Dome card line-up in match order.

News round-up

Friday, December 29th, 2006

The Fight Network says that the NSAC has filed for visa paperwork to get Mirko Cro Cop’s work visa in time to fight on the UFC 67 event on 2/3. At tonight’s IFL event at Mohegan Sun Arena, Pat Miletich’s Silverbacks faced off against Matt Lindland’s Wolfpack team. Event results here.

Mike Tyson arrested in Arizona

Friday, December 29th, 2006

By Zach Arnold It sure looks like former boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was undergoing rigorous training for his upcoming PRIDE fight in Macau, which was to be part of PRIDE’s triangulation plan to make inroads into the casino world. OK, so Tyson got arrested early Friday morning in Scottsdale, Arizona on charges of DUI […]

Order of matches on PRIDE 12/31

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

Full-post view gets you the ordered line-up.

Early Friday media notes

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

MSNBC aired the first in their Warrior Nation series of MMA documentary shows, with the focus being on Enoch Wilson vs. Urijah Faber. They showed footage of their fight that happened at the Malice at the Cow Palace event on 9/9 in San Francisco. The finish involved Wilson losing due to a doctor stoppage from […]

Thursday news and notes

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

MMA Weekly: UFC to HBO, WEC to The Versus Network (Versus is owned by Comcast) Atmore Advance: ‘Big Dream’ wins big (article about fighter Kerry Rothchild) Wave Magazine: Xtreme Training Center in San Jose Arizona Daily Star: Sierra Vista fighter (Don Frye) trains team in Tucson Los Angeles Times: Liddell is confident he’ll beat Ortiz […]

Report: South Korean station OCN pays big money for PRIDE TV

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Correspondent Yeo Jong-Hoon is reporting that Orion Cinema Network (OCN – cable/satellite) has purchased the rights to air PRIDE exclusively on South Korean cable & satellite TV, plus a non-exclusive South Korean IPTV distribution rights package totalling 11.8 billion won (around $12 million USD). The contract starts in 2007 and expires on May 30, 2011. […]

Wednesday weekly notes

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

Poll results from our last site poll: The question was Gauge the prospects for the Showtime-Elite MMA project. Poll results: Not bad – should be fine, could be average – 46% Attrocious – this could be a disaster – 40% Fantastic – should be really good – 14% A new poll on the right sidebar […]

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