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Rousimar Palhares vs Dan Miller, Moved to UFC 134’s Spike TV Prelim

Written on August 23, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Rousimar Palhares vs Dan Miller's bout has been moved to UFC 134's Spike TV preliminary card.

UFC 134 made a slight change in its show, as the Rousimar Palhares vs Dan Miller bout has been bumped up to the Spike TV preliminary card. Their match will be featured along Thiago Tavares vs Spencer Fisher. On the other hand, the welterweight bout between Paulo Thiago and David Mitchell will now air on Facebook together with the four UFC 134 undercard.

Rousimar Palhares will be looking for his second consecutive win, while trying to please his home country fans in Brazil. Meanwhile, Dan Miller is hoping to bounce back after his unanimous decision loss to Nate Marquardt at UFC 128 last March.

The Spike TV prelim will go live at 8:00 pm ET on Saturday night, en route to UFC 134’s pay-per-view.

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PSAC Postpones Hearing with Nate Marquardt

Written on July 08, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Nate Marquardt's fate is still undecided, as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission postponed their hearing until next week.

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission was scheduled to meet Nate Marquardt last week, in relation to the fighter’s suspension due to high levels of testosterone. However, the said meeting was postponed until next week, with a decision likely to be rendered on July 13.

PSAC suspended Nate Marquardt after his pre-fight test revealed high testosterone levels. However, the fighter explained at MMAFighting.com last week that he was undergoing Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) since summer of last year. Moreover, he also applied for a therapeutic care exemption in New Jersey before his UFC 128 match against Dan Miller.

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Dan Miller Faces Rousimar Palhares at UFC 134

Written on July 07, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After a short notice, Dan Miller is set to face Rousimar Palhares at UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro.

Going on with a long trend of stepping into bouts on a short notice, Dan Miller was tapped to face Rousimar Palhares at UFC 134. The latter was supposed to meet Alexandre Ferreira before being removed from the bout due to undisclosed reasons.

Dan Miller is coming off a unanimous decision loss over Nate Marquardt at UFC 128. The latter was expected to lock horns with Yushin Okami, but the Japanese MMA fighter bowed out from the bout following the Japan earthquake and tsunami incident. Dan Miller carries a 13-5 record, with one No Decision on his professional career. Rousimar Palhares, on the other hand, will attempt to have his second straight win after submitting Dave Branch last March. He is carrying a 12-3 record, and has won four of his last five bouts in UFC.

The UFC 134 – dubbed as UFC Rio – will kick off in Rio de Janeiro, and will feature a middleweight title bout between reigning champ – Anderson Silva – and Yushin Okami.

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Jon Jones Speaks of His Game Plan Against Shogun Rua

Written on March 19, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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For the 23-year-old Jones, UFC 128 marks the beginning of his future.

This Saturday, we’ll be witnessing a great fight featuring tow great light heavyweights in the history of MMA. Jon “Bones” Jones and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

Jon Jones is seen as a phenomena in the light heavyweight division of UFC. Some predicted that he might be the future of the sport. And the fighter believes that the future happens now. Video after the skip.

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UFC Big Boss Breaks Down UFC 128

Written on March 18, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Witness the action between the two best heavyweights in town this Saturday.

Are you ready for UFC 128?

Ultimate Fighting Championship’s big boss breaks down the UFc 128 main event which features champ, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and challenger Jon Jones. Video after the skip.

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Nate Marquardt Wants a Piece of Michael Bisping

Written on March 17, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Aside from Chael Sonnen, Nate Marquardt would also like to have a piece of Michael Bisping.

Through all the trash talk, spitting and other antics, Michael Bisping was able to make himself a MMA villain that he is today. After his TKO win against Jorge Rivera, the controversy becomes magnanimous inside the media circle. Following Bisping’s spitting act, Rivera’s camp described that his actions were “deplorable” and “disrespectful”.

Hence, aside from Chael Sonnen, Nate Marquardt confirmed his interest to duel against Michael Bisping at MMAWeekly Radio.

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UFC 128 Video: Urijah Faber Aims For the Title

Written on March 16, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Urijah Faber's goal for this Saturday's UFC 128 event is simple: Go for the title, bring home the belt.

Urijah Faber joins the fight card of UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones on Saturday to face Eddie Wineland. UFC 128 will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

UFC 128 marks the debut of Faber carrying the UFC flag. The WEC bantamweight scored numerous victories at his previous MMA organization. If he won this tournament, he’s likely to land in a position to challenge UFC’s bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz. The fight would be a rematch since Faber and Cruz once faced each other a a featherweight bout in WEC. View the interview video after the cut.

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UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones Calendar of Activities [UPDATED]

Written on March 16, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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UFC 128 events goes open to all the fans waiting for this Saturday's event.

This Saturday will showcase the UFC 128: Shogun vs. Jones fight at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. To entice the fans who’ll be joining the face-off of both fighters, UFC prepared numerous events open for public viewing.

The list of UFC 128 events for the fans are posted after the jump.

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Brendan Schaub to Cro Cop: Prepare for the Toughest Fight of Your Life

Written on March 14, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Brendan Schaub will give Cro Cop the fight he'll remember forever.

It has been five months since Brendan Schaub last entered the Octagon, and now that he’s coming back to enter a new battle. This time, he’ll make sure it will leave a mark in the history of MMA. Schaub is stepping inside the arena this coming Saturday at UFC 128 in Newark new Jersey.

Schaub will be facing the legendary Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic at the Prudential Center. Schaub admitted that he is a longtime fan of Cro Cop and he is also amazed of his fighting style. He’ll make sure he gives Cro Cop the toughest fight of his life.

Watch his interview after the cut.

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Akiyama Steps Out of UFC 128 Card due to Japan Earthquake

Written on March 14, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Due to unprecedented events in Japan last week, Yoshihiro Akiyama drops off from the UFC 128 card.

After an 8.8 magnitude earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan last week, Yoshihiro Akiyama was forced to drop off from the upcoming UFC 128 card. He was slated to face Nate Marquardt on March 19, at UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones event. But due to a cataclysmic event in his native Japan, Sexyama was forced to withdraw from the fight.

Dan Miller was tapped to replace him, and face Nate Marquardt. Dan Miller’s original opponent, NIck Catone, will now face Costantinos Philippou on a catch-weight undercard fight at 195 pounds.

UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones will kick off on March 19, at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, and will air live on pay-per-view.

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