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"I'm definitely excited, I'm more excited to hear he's healthy and in shape and ready to fight in March." ---Rashad Evans
Another fight is set for 2011 for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. UFC’s lightweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will defend his title belt against Rashad Evans at a UFC event in Newark, New Jersey on March 19, 2011.
Evans confirmed the news last Thursday during the night show of MMA Live on ESPN2.
Meanwhile, last Wednesday FightingInsider confirmed in post that the expected Abu Dhabi card that would have hosted the event is canceled. The fight will now take place in Newark.
“I’m definitely excited,” Evans said. “I’m more excited to hear he’s healthy and in shape and ready to fight in March.”
Ru, as of the moment, is on the recovery phase from a surgery to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament. This is the cause of the delay in booking for the fight. Rua dethrone Lyoto Machida via first round knock-out last UFC 113.
Evans competed last May defeating Rampage Jackson via unanimous decision at UFC 114. The challenger Evans has a record of 15-1-1, while the champ Rua is 19-4.
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"It's time to move on and focus on all the other amazing things going on in my life." ---Randy Couture
Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Hall of Famer Randy Couture shocked the world last Tuesday evening when he suddenly announced that he is quitting on his MMA career of 13 years, with 29 fights and two titles.
“I think I’m at the end of it y’all,” Couture tweeted last Tuesday on his Twitter account wherein he has more than 70,000 followers. “It’s time.”
“It’s time to move on and focus on all the other amazing things going on in my life,” he added on his Facebook account.
But this statement is premature, according to his lawyer and representative, Sam Spira.
“There’s been no official announcement,” Spira said. “There’s been no decision. Any announcements or decisions would be likely coordinated with the UFC.”Read the rest of the article »
The UFC 124 is coming in a few weeks. The anticipation from UFC fans is on its peak. Fighting Insider stirs more the excitement of people with an exclusive trailer of the event.
In less than two weeks, UFC welterweight champions Georges St-Pierre and UFC top contender Josh Koscheck will meet on the octagon. The two fighters will headline the coming UFC 124. The event will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal and airs live on pay-per-view.
FightingInsider.com embedded the video trailer together with the full fight card.
UFC 124 just ended the latest season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” which featured St-Pierre and Koscheck as coaches. There will be no “TUF 12″ episode airing this week due to Thanksgiving celebration. But, a two-hour season finale next week will determine the last two finalists who will meet at The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale on Dec. 4 in Las Vegas.
The coach versus coach bout is a much awaited part of the reality show. Koscheck needled the champion all throughout the three-month long series on Spike TV, but St. Pierre gains victory most of the time.
St-Pierre and Koscheck fought in 2007 at UFC 74. St-Pierre dominated Koscheck for a unanimous-decision victory.
St-Pierre has reclaimed the title after a year during UFC 83, where he had a rematch with Serra and scored a magnificent TKO win during the promotion’s first trip to the Bell Centre. Since that event, he had continuously defended his title four times. Winning over Jon Fitch, B.J. Penn, Thiago Alves and Dan Hardy. On the other hand, Koscheck has a 6-2 record since his first St-Pierre fight. This record included victories over Dustin Hazelett, Chris Lytle, Frank Trigg and Anthony Johnson. He secured his victory on the title shot with a decision win over Paul Daley.
See the list of fights and trailer after the skip.Read the rest of the article »
The Ultimate Fighting Championship holds a countdown for the next UFC title fight. The promotion gives its fans a warm up before they witness the fight between Georges St. Pierre and Josh Kosheck.
Prior to a UFC fight there is a preview show to entice fans. The tradition lives on as UFC and Spike TV deliver you the Countdown to UFC 124. The actual fight will take place on Dec. 11 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. It will showcase a championship between title-holder Georges St-Pierre and top contender Josh Koscheck.
The preview will be shown on Spike TV at 7 PM.
St-Pierre and Koscheck are currently seen as coaches on the 12th season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series. The fighters first laid eyes on each other during UFC 74, where St-Pierre won via a unanimous decision in his final fight. He claiming an interim belt and ultimately unified the titles with a win over Matt Serra.Read the rest of the article »
After a series of tests and observations from UFC management, the UFC 124 is complete and official. Included on the fight card is Sean Pierson who debuts for the first time on the octagon in a fight with Matt Riddle.
Sean Pierson’s welcome fight will be with Matt Riddle on UFC 124.
UFC recently announced the official UFC 124 fight card. Pierson will replace injured Anthony “T.J.” Waldburger. He will face Riddle under the prelim card of the December event.
UFC 124 will feature TUF coaches, champ Georges St-Pierre and top contender Josh Koscheck, “UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck II” takes place Dec. 11 at Montreal’s Bell Centre.
Prior to this, Pierson was scheduled to fight for the Bellator Fighting Championships’ season-two welterweight tournament but was forced to withraw due to an undisclosed injury.
He recently rebounded from a TKO victory over Ricky Goodall in an Canadian show. He also had a victory over UFC middleweight Patrick Cote’s jiu-jitsu coach, Fabio Holanda.
Riddle on the other hand fought his career in the UFC octagon. After an early exit at TUF 7, he posted consecutive decision wins before falling into the hands of Nick Osipczak via TKO at UFC 105. He rebounded with a TKO win over Damarques Johnson in August. And a disqualification victory over Greg Soto at UFC 111.
See the full UFC 124 card after the skip.Read the rest of the article »
The Miller brothers are up officially for UFC 124's Return to Montreal. We know this rarely happens and it would be great if the brothers will have twin victories as well.
Jim and Dan Miller are both set for UFC 124’s return to Montreal. Jim Miller (18-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC) meets co-lightweight Charles Oliveira (14-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), while Dan Miller (12-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) takes co-middleweight Joe Doerksen (46-13 MMA, 2-6 UFC) at the Dec. 11 event. The event will take place at Bell Centre in Montreal that features a welterweight title fight between champion Georges St-Pierre and top contender Josh Koscheck.
Jim Miller recently earned a victory by tapping down Gleison Tibau at UFC Fight Night 22 this past month. But before that win, he eventually defeated Mac Danzig, Steve Lopez, Duane Ludwig and Mark Bocek. His few unfortunate losses came from Frankie Edgar (at a 2006 Reality Fighting show), now lightweight title holder. And Gray Maynard who vies the title on January at UFC 125.Read the rest of the article »
Just to remind you guys, UFC 124 tickets will be on sale beginning this week. Be sure to grab your tickets to not miss the fight between St.-Pierre and Koscheck.
Reminder guys: tickets for the upcoming UFC 124 Montreal Bell Centre is going on sale this week. The December 11 event will feature UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre and “The Ultimate Fighter 12″ rival coach Josh Koscheck. Tickets for the pay-per-view ranges from $75 to $600.
“I’m so happy that I get to fight Josh Koscheck in front of my home crowd,” St-Pierre stated when the card was first announced. “He was very disrespectful during the filming of ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ and I didn’t say a word. Now, on Dec. 11, I get to answer back with my fists. Last time I fought in Montreal, it was so loud the octagon was shaking. I know the crowd will be even louder for this fight.”
The public on sale is on Saturday, October 16 at 10 AM at www,evenko.ca. Just like all the previous UFC fights, UFC Fight Club members can purchase the ticket on Thursday, October 14 at 10AM and UFC.com newsletter subscribers can buy the tickets on Friday October 15 10AM.
Only the main event has been officially announced, the latest UFC 124 card includes:Read the rest of the article »
Admit it or not, but you are waiting for GSP - Koscheck fight. The UFC 124 tickets is on sale next week so you better purchase one or be left out with the delayed telecast.
The tickets for UFC’s return to Montreal Bell Centre goes on sale next week. UFC 124, takes place Dec. 11 with a headliner between UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre and “The Ultimate Fighter 12″ rival coach Josh Koscheck. Tickets cost $75 to $600 for Pay Per View.
“I’m so happy that I get to fight Josh Koscheck in front of my home crowd,” St-Pierre said. “He was very disrespectful during the filming of ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ and I didn’t say a word. Now, on Dec. 11, I get to answer back with my fists. Last time I fought in Montreal, it was so loud the octagon was shaking. I know the crowd will be even louder for this fight.”Read the rest of the article »
A fight between Ricardo Almeida and TJ Grant is what we will expect on UFC 124. The December event is official but we are still not making any assumption about the fight.
The UFC 124’s event is now set, and a welterweight fight between Ricardo Almeida (12-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC) and Canadian T.J. Grant (16-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC) is being finalized too. There are agreements and its on the process to be approved today. The UFC 124 takes place on December 11 at the Bell Centre Monreal. The night’s main card airs on pay-per-view, though it’s still not clear if we are getting a Almeida vs. Grant part of the broadcast.
Almeida recently suffered from a submission loss to Matt Hughes at UFC 117. Ending his 3-fight win streak record. Before the loss, he scored decision wins over Matt Horwich and Kendall Grove, dropped to welterweight, and then submitted Matt Brown.
Grant, signed with UFC in 2009, had alternated wins and losses since then. Prior to the recent decision win over Julio Paulino at UFC 119, he had losses to Dong Hyun Kim and Johny Hendricks and defeated Ryo Chonan and Kevin Burns.View Article Source »
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