Nogueira vs. Sylvia Vera winner for Vacant Title!!!

•October 17, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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The UFC look set to throw the winner of Saturday’s heavyweight bout between Brandon Vera and Tim Sylvia in with the former Pride FC heavyweight champion, Antonion Rodrigo ‘Minotauro’ Nogueira for the title recently vacated by Randy Couture. Here’s a quick take from Yahoo!Sports.com:

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K-1 Heros Superfight

•October 16, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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K-1 Heros have decided to put together the rumoured superfight that all K-1 fans had hoped for. They have decided to pit their two biggest drawing cards in tournament champion Yoshihiro Akiyama against middleweight stalwart Denis Kang who shunned American promotions in favour of the Japanese outfit. This Heros card will be take place on October 28th at the Jang Chung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea. We’re predicting a Kang victory.

Franca Starting New Team

•October 16, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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Hermes Franca is keeping busy during his mma suspension handed down to him by the CSAC back in July following his positive test. Franca looks to get over the suspension and the unanimous decision loss in a LW title bout with Sean Sherk (who also tested positive) by starting his own academy in West Palm Beach, Fla. called Team Hermes Franca set to open in November.

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Karo not Fazed by Ryo

•October 16, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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Karo Parisyan is as cool as ever. After a phone call from UFC matchmaker Joe Silva informing him that they could get the ever dangerous Ryo Chonan to replace Cuban judo specialist Hector Lombard, Parisyan was typically non chalant about his upcoming bout at UFC 78: Validation at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on November 17.

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Griffin Shoulder Surgery

•October 16, 2007 • Leave a Comment

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 It now looks very likely that light heavyweight contender and fan favourite Forrest Griffin will undergo long needed surgery for a damaged shoulder that has been hindering him for so time now. Rory Singer, training partner of Griffin at Xtreme Couture recently posted a message on the Underground pretty much saying as much. Here’s what ‘Outburst’ had to say about Forrest’s injury:

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Xtreme Couture on Randy

•October 16, 2007 • Leave a Comment

Here’s the fighters at Xtreme Couture giving their take on Randy’s resignation from the UFC, a bout with Fedor and his possible future film career.

J-Mac to Push the Pace against Okami

•October 15, 2007 • Leave a Comment

At UFC77 this Saturday, Jason ‘the Athlete’ MacDonald will step into the octagon against Japanese fighter Yushin Okami in what is an eagerly anticipated matchup in the middleweight division. The victor of which is expected to go forward for a shot at the 185lb title. In what is a formidable test for the Canadian, the advantage experience wise must go to Okami who has been in this situation before as recently as June of this year when he dropped a unanimous decision to Rich Franklin at UFC72 Victory in Belfast, Northern Ireland. But J-Mac comes into this one with a solid game plan that he is all too willing to divulge. The key to victory he feels is to push the pace:

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