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Archive for September, 2008

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Updated EXC 10/4 Florida card line-up

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock (Heavyweights) Jake Shields vs. Paul Daley (for EliteXC Welterweight title) Andrei Arlovski vs. Roy “Big Country” Nelson (Heavyweights) Gina Carano vs. Kelly Kobold (Women’s 140-Pound Weight Class) Murilo “Ninja” Rua vs. Benji Radach (Middleweights) I expect a lot of the hardcore fans to be jacked up for Arlovski vs. Nelson. […]

Just asking…

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Every MMA site went out of their way to cover the DREAM 6 event as if it was a big deal, and yet when the bad TV ratings predictably were released, none of these sites are talking about the fallout. I am curious as to why…

Match order for Sengoku 9/28 Tokyo event

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

As it currently stands: Lightweights: Jorge Masvidal vs. Ryan Schultz Lightweights: Kiuma Kunioku vs. A Sol Kwon Middleweight GP Series 2008: Evangelista Cyborg vs. Siyar Bahadurzada Middleweight GP Series 2008: Jorge Santiago vs. Logan Clark Middleweight GP Series 2008: Kazuhiro Nakamura vs. Paul Cahoon Middleweight GP Series 2008: Yuki Kondo vs. Yuki Sasaki Heavyweights: Travis […]

DREAM 6 event fallout

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

The claimed attendance for the DREAM 9/23 Saitama show was 20,929. Update: Sports Navigator is reporting that DREAM 6 drew a 9.0% rating on TBS, with the high QH (quarter-hour) mark showing Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Masanori Tonooka drawing a 13.4% rating. Bad numbers, as expected. Personal commentary: If you had to ask me what the […]

DREAM 9/23 Saitama Super Arena

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Play-by-play here. Post your comments if you watch the show live… Of note from the BE report: Fedor comes to the ring in between fights and briefly addresses the fans. According to HDNet’s translator, Fedor says that he’d like to face Ishii but “unfortunately that hasn’t been decided yet,” and that he hopes to return […]

CBS airing ads during NFL games for EXC 10/4 Florida show

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

It’s basically a 5-second spot with Kimbo Slice’s mug and a graphic in gold letters for “Saturday Night Fights.” The network’s not exactly doing the hard-sell here.

Strikeforce 9/20 Playboy Mansion event results

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Jesse Gillespie def. Dave Martin (3R split decision) Brandon Magana def. Brandon Thatch (3R split decision) Eric Lawson def. Kenneth Seegrist (R1 3’07 submission) Luke Stewart def. Jesse Juarez (R1 4’55 submission) Trevor Prangley def. Anthony Ruiz (3R unanimous decision) Mitsuhiro Ishida def. Justin Wilcox (R1 1’21 submission) Terry Martin def. Corey Devela (R3 TKO) […]

Quote of the Week – Jay Larkin

Friday, September 19th, 2008

In an interview/article with Sherdog: With numerous signs seemingly pointed toward some sort of UFC acquisition [of the IFL assets], Larkin, who joined the IFL in March in the hopes of turning it around, said he’s still not sure if MMA is much more than a one-horse town. “You don’t always know what you got […]

Update on MMA Payout web site

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Official note: Dear Readers, The stock market wasn’t the only victim of a crash this week. As many of you know from personal experience, MMAPayout.com has been down for much of the week. The outage was the result of a server switch gone awry and I offer my apologies to our loyal readers for the […]

Match order for DREAM 9/23 Saitama card line-up

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Released today: Middleweight GP 2008 Reserve Match: Yoon Dong-Sik vs. Andrews Nakahara Middleweight GP 2008 Tournament: Melvin Manhoef vs. Gegard Mousasi Middleweight GP 2008 Tournament: Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Zelg Galesic Lightweights: K-taro Nakamura vs. Adriano Martins Heavyweights: Sergey Kharitonov vs. Mighty Mo Featherweights: Hideo Tokoro vs. Atsushi Yamamoto Middleweights: Minowaman vs. Masakatsu Funaki Welterweights: […]

Showtime gives EXC $1 million USD; EXC fails to get $3.5 million USD in financing

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

There are two new SEC filings by Pro Elite (form 8k & form SC 13D) that discuss the financial details regarding the company getting a Senior Secured Note with Showtime for $1 million USD. That money was issued on September 11th. On September 10, 2008, ProElite, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a Senior Secured Note […]

Report: Over 9,000 fans in attendance at UFC Omaha event

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Details here.

Quote of the Day – Female MMA fans

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

Truth serum: The brawlers are bare-foot and bare-chested. Joanne laughs and says, “The guys are hot!” Chris Kiehl, who works out as the same gym as Houston says, “I think girls like to watch guys get animalistic.” Besides watching the half dressed men duke it out, one woman is taking notes. She says if her […]

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