UFC veteran to appear on A&E’s Intervention

From aetv.com/intervention:

Aaron was a mixed martial arts champion, but at the height of his career he started working in adult films. Through the porn scene, Aaron was introduced to crystal meth. His daily habit took over and he lost both his film and fighting careers. He now spends his days using drugs and watching porn for hours on end, and his wife is at the end of her rope.

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Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen set for UFC 104

The UFC Japanese language website has announced that Yushin Okami’s next fight will come against veteran Chael Sonnen. The bout will be a part of UFC 104, which takes place October 24th at the Staples Center. Yushin Okami stormed into the UFC in 2006, and has gone 7-1 in the promotion. Once thought to be … Read more

Mendes stops Siler at PFC Best of Both Worlds 3

Top featherweight prospect Chad Mendes added another win to his record by knocking out Steven Siler in only 44 seconds Thursday night. The Urijah Faber protégé improved to 4-0 with the victory.

This was the third boxing and MMA hybrid card put on by the Palace Fighting Championships, which is based out of the Taichi Palace.

Shawn Bias righted his career in the co-main event. After dropping his last two fights, Bias picked up a victory over Shawn Klarcyk. Although Bias was deducted a point, he was able to control the fight with his wrestling and avoid submissions. The final judges scores were 29-27, 29-27, and 28-28.

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DREAM 10: Welterweight Grand Prix Final Round airs live from Japan on HDNet July 20

If you have HDNet, then Monday morning July 20, you will be able to watch the final round of the DREAM welterweight grand prix. Beginning at 3:00 AM ET, DREAM 10 will broadcast live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

PRO MMA (promma.info) will be up bright and early doing the live play-by-play commentary. So make a note to be here with us and follow along and interact with other fans as you watch the action.

The winner of Hayato Sakurai and Marius Zaronskis will take on the winner of Andre Galvao and Jason High to become the first ever DREAM Middleweight Champion.

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Rashad Evans talks about recovering from knockout

“Sugar” Rashad Evans (13-1-1) lost his UFC light heavyweight title at the hands of Lyoto Machida (15-0) at UFC 98 in May. Evans was brutally knocked out with a flurry of punches the Brazilian put on him in the second round. It was Evans’ first loss.

Evans appeared as a guest on ESPN 1100 Radio on Thursday and talked about how one bounces back from something like that. “You just accept it for what it was. I went in there and got my butt kicked, hands down (literally), got it whooped,” the former champion said.

Some fighters are never able to recover from knockout losses similar to what Evans experienced. However, Evans insists the knockout is not something he will dwell on, “I never lost before, and to accept what actually happened will help me move on further because now I accepted what happened. I watched the video, and I’ve seen images of it and I’m not haunted by it.”

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MMA Flashback: Brock Lesnar vs. Min Soo Kim

In June 2007 former WWE superstar Brock Lesnar made his professional MMA debut at K-1 Hero’s Dynamite!! USA in Los Angeles against Min Soo Kim. Sitting in the audience of this fight was none other than Lorenzo Fertitta. Just eight months later Brock was in the UFC fighting Frank Mir at UFC 81. Please like … Read more

MMA LIVE 7-16-09

MMA Live looks back at UFC 100 and the controversy surrounding Brock Lesnar’s post-fight antics. Also Shane Carwin joins the show to share his thoughts on a possible Title shot and his upcoming fight against Cain Valasquez. Plus, a DREAM.10 preview with Jake Rossen. Please like & share:

Jesse Taylor vs. Dong Sik Yoon added to DREAM 10

Those that loved the way PRIDE did business should love DREAM. With their 10th card less than a week away match ups are still being announced The Ultimate Fighter 7 participant Jesse Taylor announced on his website that he will make his promotional debut against Dong Sik Yoon. Since being defeated by CB Dollaway and … Read more

Justin Buchholz in for Ronnys Torres against Jeremy Stephens

Originally supposed to debut on UFC Fight Night 18, Ronnys Torres was once again forced off a UFC card due to injury. The undisclosed injury will keep the Nova Uniao product out of UFC Fight Night 19, but it also opens the door for UFC veteran Justin Buchholz. Buchholz will step in to fight Jeremy … Read more

Pedro Rizzo to take on Jeff Monson in Brazil

According to Brazilian MMA news site Tatame, Pedro Rizzo will face Jeff Monson at “Bitetti Combat 4” on Sat., Sept. 12, 2009. The event will take place at Maracanãzinho, in Rio de Janeiro, and will air live at Rede TV.

Monson lost to Rizzo via third round TKO at their first match up back in Sept. 2007 at “Art of War 3” in Texas. It will be almost two years to the day when the two heavyweights go at it again.

Monson is on a six fight win streak. His last bout was a submission win over Sergei Kharitonov at DREAM 8 back in April. Rizzo has lost his last two fights; the most recent being a brutal knockout from the hands of Gilbert Yvel at “Ultimate Chaos” in June.

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