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Frankie Edgar Signs Under a New Management

Written on March 11, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Frankie Edgar is under new management in the name of Dominance MMA.

Weeks after UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and manager Shari Spencer broke apart, the fighter sealed a deal with a new management. MMAWeekly’s sources said that Edgar will start working with Dominance MMA headed up by Ali Abdel-Aziz. The team, together with Edgar’s wife Renee, will be handling the career of the fighter. Abdel-Aziz manages […]

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UFC 127 Preliminary Fights Streams on Facebook and ION TV

Written on February 24, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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UFC 127 is getting double treatment from UFC. It will not only just stream two of its prelims on Facebook, but fans will also see it on ION TV.

The biggest MMA organization, UFC, is expanding to several new outlets to deliver more fights to its loyal supporters.

UFC recently teamed up with Spike TV and Facebook to stream 12 UFC Prelims Live events. Two UFC 127 fights will stream on Facebook. These fights are the ones involving Anthony Perosh versus Tom Blackledge and Jason Reinhardt versus Tiequan Zhang. But the surprise doesn’t end there, when Spike TV didn’t get the opportunity to air prelim fights from UFC 125, UFC big boss, Dana White turned to broadcast network ION TV to air three bouts. Also, for UFC 127, Ion will again air three fights on their network.

ION will be airing three UFC 127 preliminary bouts leading up to the pay-per-view broadcast. The fights include: Light heavyweight James Te Huna will fight Alexander Gustafsson, “Ultimate Fighter Season 9″ winner Ross Pearson battles  Spencer Fisher at lightweight, and Nick Ring locks horns with Riki Fukuda in a middleweight contest.

The UFC 127 Prelims on ION Television will begin at 6 p.m. PT / 9 p.m. ET. The preliminary bouts streaming on the UFC’s Facebook page will begin at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m.

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UFC 127 Fighters Weigh-In Kicks Off on Feb.26

Written on February 21, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Save the date! The official fighter weigh-ins takes place on February 26 in Australia.

This coming February 26, the official fighter weigh-ins for “UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch” event will take place; a day before the actual event/

The venue of the said weigh-ins is Sydney, Australia’s Acer Arena. The very same place that will host the pay-per-view event. Doors will be open for the general public at 1 p.m. AEST local time. The first fighter will step on the scale come 2 p.m. AEST. Due to time differences, the activities will stream live in the US on Feb. 25, at 10 p.m. ET.

Plus, members of the UFC Fight Club are invited to ask questions on the Q&A session with Kenny Florian. The Q&A portion begins at 2 p.m. AEST. Also, Ryan Bader and Josh Koscheck will sign some autographs come 10 a.m. AEST.

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UFC 127: Penn vs Fitch Official Fight Card

Written on February 21, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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The UFC 127 fight card is complete. Are you ready for some Penn-Fitch action this weekend?

The biggest and most prestigious MMA promotion will cross the seven seas for its come back to Australia. This Sunday, February 27, BJ Penn and Jon Fitch will face off on the much awaited UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch.

Winner on the said event will bedeclared the No. 1 contender for the welterweight title currently wrapped around Georges St-Pierre’s waist. The live event will take place this Sunday, and will air live on Saturday at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET.

UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch Full Fight Card:

Date: February 27, 2011
Venue: Acer Arena
Location: Sydney, Australia

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B.J. Penn, Confident for UFC 127 After Training with Matt Hughes

Written on February 17, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Penn and Hughes have battled thrice in the past. In the past they were opponents, now they are training partners.

For B.J. Penn, Matt Hughes is the best training partner to prepare for his battle with Jon Fitch. Penn and Hughes battled thrice in the past. Their rivalry dated back 2004 when Penn was at the welterweight division and defeated Hughes at UFC 46.

Last November, Penn won again via K.O. against Hughes at UFC 123 ending their trilogy. However, when it comes to preparing for his upcoming UFC 127 fight, he depends on the man who used to be his greatest opponent.

“I was talking to Matt’s boxing trainer, Matt Pena, and we were talking back-and-forth. He was kind of talking to me about Fitch and what he likes Fitch to do. I guess he’s kind of studied Fitch over the years,” said Penn. “After a while I said, you know what, just give me Matt’s number. I think it would be a good idea to have Matt (Hughes) come down and train with me.”

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UFC 127: Penn vs Fitch Complete with 12 Bouts

Written on February 16, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Even if you still have the hangover from Anderson Silva's recent fight, it's now time to go back inside the octagon. UFC 127 goes official with 12 fights. Get ready Land Down Under!

Ultimate Fighting Championship new born Brian Ebersole is now official for UFC 127. The organization will go back to Australia this time and their fight card is ready to rumble.

Ebersole will meet fellow welterweight Chris Lytle on the main fight card.

UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch will take place this February 27 at Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia. The fight will air live on PPV. Due to time differences, the event airs live in the U.S. on Feb. 26 in its normal Saturday-night timeslot. It will feature a welterweight battle between former champion B.J. Penn and Jon Fitch.

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UFC 127: Interview with B.J. Penn

Written on February 13, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Are you pro-Fitch or pro-Penn? Learn what B.J. Penn has to say about Jon Fitch and his upcoming UFC 127 fight.

B.J. Penn is back in his second welterweight start in a row. He will battle the no.2 welterweight fighter Jon Fitch headlining UFC 127. UFC 127 hits the octagon this February 27 in Australia.

During this promotional interview, Penn says no disrespect intended, but he wants to see how good an American Kickboxing Academy can be. Do you think Penn will win or will Fitch bag the crown? See the video after the break.

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UFC 127: Interview with Jon Fitch

Written on February 12, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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To be a legend, you have to beat a legend.

The is a saying that in order “to be a legend, you have to beat a legend…” That quote inspired Jon Fitch so much and he intends to do the same to conquer his dreams.

Fitch will face B.J. Penn this February 27 at UFC 127 which will take place on Australia. Fitch ranked as no.2 fighter in the welterweight division. He knows well the legend behind his opponent, Penn, and he’s prepared to win. His victory over Penn will secure his standing in the division and hopefully gains the epic legacy in his sport. Video after the break.

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Kenny Florian Hosts The UFC Fight Club Q&A Event

Written on January 20, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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Kenny Florian will now host the UFC Fight Club Q&A portion before the "UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch" event takes place.

UFC’s lightweight title challenger Kenny Florian (14-5 MMA, 11-4 UFC) is destined to host a very special UFC Fight Club Q&A session prior to the weigh-ins of “UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch” event. The session will take place on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 12 p.m.

The UFC 127 weigh-ins follow the session, which will happen at Acer Arena in Sydney Olympic Park in Australia. The Q&A session will be open to the members only of UFC’s official fan club, UFC Fight Club. The gates will open at 11 a.m.

See the official card for UFC 127 after the skip.

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Frankie Edgar-Gray Maynard Rematch on UFC 130?

Written on January 17, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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"In 2008, Gray Maynard – after opening a modest underdog at +145 – closed as a nearly two-and-a-half-to-one (+250) underdog to Frankie Edgar in the three-round bout that Maynard won. Two years later, in Edgar's five-round title defense at UFC 125, I opened Gray Maynard a pick 'em, and all the support came in on Maynard driving the odds as high as -200 (two-to-one) in favor of Gray." ---MMA oddsmaker Joey Oddessa

A matchup between UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (13-1-1 MMA, 8-1-1 UFC) and Gray Maynard (10-0-1 MMA, 8-0-1 UFC) has opened as a pick ‘em bout.

MMA odds-maker, Joey Oddessa confirmed that he’s set the initial line at -115 for both fighters.

UFC president Dana White recently said that the fight will be held at UFC 130, which is expected to take place May 28 in Las Vegas.

“In 2008, Gray Maynard – after opening a modest underdog at +145 – closed as a nearly two-and-a-half-to-one (+250) underdog to Frankie Edgar in the three-round bout that Maynard won,” Oddessa said. “Two years later, in Edgar’s five-round title defense at UFC 125, I opened Gray Maynard a pick ‘em, and all the support came in on Maynard driving the odds as high as -200 (two-to-one) in favor of Gray.

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