UFC Smashes - Australia vs UK Final

December 14, 2012 02:20 by MMA Admin

Peeps, don't forget UFC on FX 6 headlined by the five round lightweight bout between George Sotiropoulos and Ross Pearson. Also, the two TUF Smashes final bouts, airs live on FX from the Gold Coast Convention Center in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia at 9pm ET / 6pm PT. Fans can also tune in to FUEL TV for six televised prelims at 6pm ET / 3pm PT.

Get behind your favourite Aussie or Brit fighters and watch them punch on!

MAIN EVENT
Ross Pearson VS George Sotiropoulos

FX MAIN CARD
TUF Smashes Welterweight Final
Bradley Scott VS Robert Whittaker

TUF SMASHES LIGHTWEIGHT FINAL
Norman Parke VS Colin Fletcher
Rousimar Palhares VS Hector Lombard

FUEL TV FIGHTS
Yaotzin Meza VS Chad Mendes
Joey Beltran VS Igor Pokrajac
Seth Baczynski VS Mike Pierce
Manuel Rodriguez VS Benny Alloway
Mike Wilkinson VS Brendan Loughnane
Cody Donovan  VS Nick Penner

Mark Hominick Retires from MMA

December 14, 2012 02:09 by MMA Admin

After another recent consecutive loss long time fight veteran Mark Hominick has called it a day. He is retiring from MMA competition and plans to spend more time with his family. Long considered one of the pioneers of MMA in the lighter weight classes Mark "The Machine" Hominick will be leaving the sport after 32 fights and 10 years of professional competition. Hominick was known for his technical boxing and exciting fights.

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GSP may fight Nick Diaz next

December 6, 2012 19:04 by MMA Admin

Arial Helwanin recently spoke to Dana White after the UFC on Fox 5 press conference.

It seems that the possible Johnny Hendricks and Anderson Silva fights may not happen for now as GSP is likely to face Nick Diaz next.

Dana White admitted that GSP asked to specifically fight Diaz next, and that he said GSP doesn't often ask for anything.

Despite Hendricks being the most obvious contender who has really earned a spot against GSP it looks like he'll have to wait and according to Dana White Hendricks will probably fight someone else in the interim.

TUF Australia vs UK to air on 19th September

September 12, 2012 18:59 by MMA Admin

According to the UFC the Australia vs UK "Smashes" TUF series will air on September 19th in Australia on FX.

The popular tv series will only be the 3rd to be broadcast outside of America, with recent ratings success in Brazil for their local TUF event. It has also been announced that India will host the next international TUF event.

"The Smashes" will comprise of eight lightweights and eight welterweights who will be split into teams of eight – four from each division – coached by UFC fighters George Sotiropoulos, of Australia, and Ross Pearson, of England. The two coaches will fight on the 14th December.

The full teams for the The Ultimate Fighter Australia vs. U.K include: 

TEAM UK

Colin Fletcher (8-1), 29, Sunderland (lightweight)
Norman Parke (16-2), 25, Bushmills, Northern Ireland (lightweight)
Michael Pastou (9-2), 30, Essex (lightweight)
Mike Wilkinson (7-0), 24, Leigh (lightweight)
Luke Newman (5-0), 22, London (welterweight)
Bola Omoyele (6-1), 30, London (welterweight)
Valentino Petrescu (12-2), 30, Essex (welterweight)
Brad Scott (8-1), 23, Melksham (welterweight) 

TEAM AUSTRALIA

Grant Blackler (8-0), 23, Sunshine Coast (lightweight)
Patrick Iodice (5-0), 19, GoldCoast (lightweight)
Richie Vaculik (9-1), 29, Sydney (lightweight)
Ben Wall (6-0-1), 23, Brisbane (lightweight)
Ben Alloway (12-3), 31, GoldCoast (welterweight)
Xavier Lucas (8-3-1), 31, Perth (welterweight)
Manuel Rodriguez (9-3), 27, Sydney (welterweight)
Robert Whitaker (9-2), 21, Sydney (welterweight)

 

 

UFC Announces TUF Australia vs UK

May 12, 2012 04:55 by MMA Admin

Exciting times ahead for Australian UFC fans and MMA athletes. The UFC has confirmed that it will film an Australian version of its popular Ultimate Fighter reality tv series.

Aussie fighters will face off against their traditional British rivals, and the name of series will the "Smashes", a play on the "Ashes" series.

Registration is now open to all hopeful UFC fighters from Australia and the UK. Prospective competitors should visit www.au.ufc.com/TUFForm (Aus) or www.uk.ufc.com/TUFForm (UK) for registration forms, rules and qualification criteria. The live tryouts, scheduled for June 12 in Sydney and June 15 in London, will be open to fighters ranging in weight from 61 to 77 kilograms (135 to 170 pounds). Participants must be between 21 and 35 years of age and have had at least three verified professional fights (having won two).

The coaches have not been announced yet.

Rampage Jackson talks about his next fight

February 22, 2012 10:09 by MMA Admin

Werdum happy to be back in the UFC

February 2, 2012 17:36 by MMA Admin

Former UFC heavyweight and Strikeforce fighter recently talked about how happy he is to be back in the UFC. He feels that his time outside of the UFC helped him become a better fighter. For one thing he was the first guy to break Fedor's long lasting unbeaten streak, and secondly, the time away from the UFC improved his attitude toward training. Werdum says he is more professional now and takes his training more seriously. He believes this will give him the opportunity to fulfil his dream of becoming the UFC heavyweight title holder. To get back on track and achieve that dream he will first have to defeat Roy Nelson. Werdum acknowledges how tough Nelson is, given that Nelson went 3 rounds with the current champ Dos Santos and lost on points. To add to that not many people knew that Nelson blew out his knee in the first round of that fight.

Nelson is looking a lot fitter as he's changed his training and diet regime, shedding some weight and improving his endurance. The pair will meet at this weekend's UFC 143 headlined by Carlos Condit and Nick Diaz.

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Munoz injured, Sonnen to face Bisping

January 18, 2012 09:34 by MMA Admin

Let the smack talking begin. Recent news from the UFC reveals that Mark Munoz will not be able to compete against Chael Sonnen due to injury. He will now face Michael Bisping on the Fox2 event slated for the 28th January. The winner of the bout will face reigning middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

Sonnen and Bisping, both notrious for their pre-fight trash talk, will no doubt live up to their reputations. Stylistically it should be an interesting matchup as a classic striker versus grappler contents. It remains to be seen if Bisping's takedown defence will be effective against Sonnen, who not so long ago dominated Anderson Silva for five rounds until getting submitted via triangle choke in the dying seconds of the fifth.

Other noteworthy fights will include Rashad Evans vs Phil Davis, Paul Sass vs Evan Dunham, and Dustin Jacoby vs Chris Camozzy.

Frank Mir flips out at video game designer

January 13, 2012 09:07 by MMA Admin


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Big Foot Silva to fight Velasquez

January 9, 2012 06:26 by MMA Admin

According to this Brazillian website, Big Nog has recently revealed that fellow Brazillian Antonio "Big Foot" Silva will be joining the UFC and will face Cain Velasquez for his first bout.

Big Foot, who's last fight resulted in a KO defeat at the hands of Chris Cormier (Strikeforce), has since undergone surgery and will be ready to face Velasquez in a rumoured April event. Big Foot who has a respectable 16-3-0, including a stoppage win against Fedor, will have the size advantage over Velasquez who recently lost to Junior Dos Santos in the featured Fox Sports event.