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The UFC will not be bailing as of yet, despite the huge number of problems that they have been facing. Even as the rest of the fight-frenzied Canadian market warms to the boiling point for mixed martial arts, the country’s third largest city remains weirdly standoffish. You could argue that leading up to UFC 115 in June '10 and Saturday’s UFC 131 that Vancouver has put on a tour de force performance of how not to be an attractive and accommodating host for live MMA shows.
The contest between Fedor Emelianenko and Dan Henderson has just been announced officially. Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker discussed the fight, set to air July 30 on Showtime from Hoffman Estates, Ill., during a news conference at the MGM Grand.
Michael “The Count” Bisping after finishing Jorge Rivera within a few rounds has demanded an apology for the video that was created by him earlier. It was a feeble ending to a verbal onslaught from both fighters. The fight was marred with a blatantly illegal knee from Bisping in round one, a knee that no doubt had an effect on the eventual TKO by the fired up Bisping.
Antonio Silva has said that he is ready for a rematch with Fedor Emelianenko after his win. In fact, the Brazilian juggernaut is open to a rematch with the former PRIDE heavyweight champion, should the two meet again in the foreseeable future.
Anthony Gutierrez produced an impressive result to win a tough MMA match with ease. Just minutes earlier, Gutierrez had defeated Jacob Akin in a first-round technical knockout at the Titan Fighting Championships 16 at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan.
Taking control of the second fight in an eight-fight professional mixed-martial arts card, Gutierrez had ignited the crowd with a dominating performance.
Gutierrez could hardly believe it — a 20-year-old kid from Lee’s Summit making his debut on the same televised card as a former Ultimate Fighting Championship champion.
UFC representatives are fighting to get MMA sanction at New York. Representatives of UFC visited Madison Square Garden on Thursday in their latest attempt to get the sport sanctioned in New York.
UFC president Dana White and Chairman/CEO Lorenzo Fertitta have been to New York the past few years, fighting to get their sport regulated. Each time they have been unsuccessful. But White and Fertitta are as confident they will find success this year. They are focusing on better educating politicians and general public of the economic benefits of sanctioning MMA.
MMA has published many guidelines for mobile couponing. The organization has announced the publication of "Guidelines and Best Practices in Mobile Price Promotions," which is created by the MMA's Mobile Couponing Committee.
MMA defines Mobile coupons as rebates that traverse the full redemption process without the requirement for conversion into a paper or other hard-copy format.
A recent joint study by the MMA and Synovate indicates that about 30 percent of U.S. consumers are interested in mobile coupons.
The first ever MMA event at fairgrounds drew a lot of crowds who came to witness it. In their first attempt to bring regular MMA and boxing cards to Santa Cruz, the three-time world champion Moreno, her trainer Rick Noble and business partners Robert Terrance and Jerry Glover filled the JJ Crosetti Building for the Coastal Collision card at the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds.
Cianci and Hettes are among the MMA winners on Friday night. Hettes, from Swoyersville, remained unbeaten in the main event while Cianci, from Clarks Summit, won his professional debut.
Scranton's Dave Morgan had his fight called off when there were problems finalizing an appropriate opponent.
Scranton's Steve Wilson, Mayfield's Martin Wojnarowski, Kingston's Josh Blockus and Hazleton's Wayne Jurus were among the winners on the 11-fight amateur portion of the card.
Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin will meet former light heavyweight titleholder Forrest Griffin at UFC 127 on Feb. 5 in Las Vegas.
A source close to the deal confirmed to Sherdog Tuesday that the rumored fight was true. The news was first reported by MMAFighting.com.