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After sending several messages back and forth in a social network, Carlos Condit and B.J. Penn both agreed to face each other inside the Octagon on October.
It seems that Carlos Condit and B.J. Penn are about to face each other inside the Octagon for an October bout, after exchanging messages on a social network with their fellow top ten welterweight — Jon Fitch. Carlos Condit sent a challenge to B.J. Penn, with the latter accepting it quickly. Now, the UFC is on board to set a match between the two fighters.
Carlos Condit’s manager, Malki Kawa, said in an interview that UFC matchmaker – Joe Silva – is now in the process to schedule a fight between the two welterweight contenders. However, even if the two fighters agreed to face each other on October, the match’s date is still undetermined. According to sources, UFC is planning to have a third event in October which will be set between the two shows currently scheduled.
The two scheduled shows for October are the UFC 136 on October 8 in Houston Texas, and UFC 137 on October 29 that will feature the bout between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz in Las Vegas. If there will be another event on October aside from the said tournaments, it might be a UFC Fight Night show.
More updates are sure to come, so just keep it posted here at Fighting Insider.View Article Source »
Open tryouts for "The Ultimate Fighter 13" took place today in Las Vegas, and nearly 300 prospective cast members took part in the process, including a host of notable big-fight veterans.
Open tryout for The Ultimate Fighter 13 took place in Las Vegas yesterday. Almost 300 prospective cast members took part in the process, including notables like Andre Galvao and Karl Amoussou. Also welcomed to the mat was pro-boxer James Toney.
Whether any of the standout performers will make it to the TUF 13 remains to be seen. Announcement for the official cast members will not be made until the spring debut of The Ultimate Fighter 13.Read the rest of the article »
For Ellenberger, working with all his sweat, blood, and tears paid off as he made another contract with UFC. This man from Nebraska will have four more fights to put to his record. And staying on the good side of the promotion is very motivating.
Jake Ellenberger just signed a new 4-Fight contract to UFC after his win over John Howard. It seems that winning is the best way to stay on the promotion, and for the Nebraskan native — it paid off big time. Ellenberger’s only loss in the UFC is by split decision against WEC Champion Carlos Condit. This Nebraskan native picked up two wins over Howard and Mike Pyle via stoppage, giving him a 2-1 record. For him, making his way to the Octagon — after fighting in several other promotions — is a dream turned into reality. The new deal definitely solidifies his future on the ring.
Ellenberger was exclusively training at Mark Munoz’s gym in California before his fight with Howard. But he headed back to Nebraska after the match to spend time with his family and friends. He will stop at the next couple of cards to appear for the UFC Fan Expo in Boston for the UFC 118 during the weekend. Then he will head back to South California to train again. He is likely to make another progression when Joe Silva makes the call for his next fight. Ellenberger already proved that he can hang with the best, and he’s looking forward to fight more of them.
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