Undefeated Tyron Woodley takes on Zach Light at Strikeforce Challengers

Tyron Woodley will take on Zach Light at Strikeforce Challengers on Sept. 25
Tyron Woodley will take on Zach Light at Strikeforce Challengers on Sept. 25

NEW YORK (August 31, 2009) – Budding superstar and two-time All-American wrestler at the University of Missouri, Tyron “T-Wood” Woodley (5-0) of St. Louis, will face his sternest test to date when he meets former Tito Ortiz protégé, Zach “The Lisbon Outlaw” Light (4-8) of Huntington Beach, Calif., in a welterweight (170 pounds) fight at the STRIKEFORCE Challengers event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Friday, Sept. 25.

The three-round, 5-minute mixed martial arts (MMA) encounter at SpiritBank Event Center will be one of the five fights televised live on SHOWTIME.

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War Machine vs. Mikey Gomez headlines “XFC 9: Evolution” Sept. 5 on HDNet

War Machine will be fighting Mikey Gomez in the XFC 9 main event this Saturday night on HDNet.
War Machine will be fighting Mikey Gomez in the XFC 9 main event this Saturday night on HDNet.

WHAT: HDNet presents exclusive LIVE coverage of “HDNet Fights Presents: XFC 9: Evolution” from the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida.

The XFC returns to HDNet with a card full of talented young fighters (combined record of 51-15-1) looking to make a name for themselves on national television. In the main event of the evening, one of MMA’s most infamous fighters, Ultimate Fighter alum War Machine (8-2) faces Mikey Gomez (8-7).

In the co-main event of the evening Jason “Good As Gold” Goodall (5-0) puts his XFC Bantamweight Title on the line against Pablo Alfonso (3-1). In other action, Bruce Connors (6-1) faces Tim Snyder (9-3-1), Julien Williams makes his pro debut against Jeremy Thurlow (1-0), Nate Jolly (3-1) tangles with Frank Santore (4-0), and Chris Barnett (1-0) takes on Daniel Perez (3-0) in what promises to be an action packed night of fights.

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Roy Nelson receives his black belt from Renzo Gracie

Former IFL Heavyweight Champion and current contestant on The Ultimate Fighter season 10, Roy Nelson (13-4) has officially received his black belt from Renzo Gracie. Nelson’s grappling has been largely overlooked due to his physical appearance but this is no longer. Nelson was promoted by the legendary Gracie personally while at his New York academy … Read more

UFC 102 in pictures

Here are some photos from “UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira” which took place at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore. on Aug. 29, 2009. In the main event, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira defeated Randy Couture in a legendary battle. Here are the complete results from the event. Please like & share:

Brandon Vera unsatisfied with judges’ decision

Brandon Vera had a three round war with Krzysztof Soszynski at UFC 102, and although Vera won, he wanted to KO his opponent.
Brandon Vera had a three round war with Krzysztof Soszynski at UFC 102, and although Vera won, he wanted to KO "The Polish Experiment."

Brandon “The Truth” Vera (11-3) had a dominating unanimous decision performance this past weekend over Krzysztof Soszynski (18-9-1) at UFC 102 in Portland, Ore. Brandon was a guest this morning on MMAJunkie Radio and talked about the fight and what the future holds for the light heavyweight prospect.

Although pleased he got the win, Vera is definitely the type of fighter who does not like to leave it in the judges’ hands. “It was a good fight. It was fun to go three rounds again,” said Vera. “I wish I would have finished the fight. I hate when it goes to the judges’ scorecards. It was unsatisfying I guess you could say.”

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“Minotauro” top earner as UFC 102 fighter payroll totals nearly $1.3 million

UFC 102 fighters earned a total disclosed payroll of $1,285,000 for their efforts this past weekend at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore.

The highest earner of the night was main event winner Antonio “Minotauro” Nogueira who took home a total of $400,000. Nick Catone was the lowest earner on the card. He lost a split decision to Mark Munoz in the prelims and took home $5,000 for his troubles.

Just possibly the highest paid preliminary card fighter in history was Gabriel Gonzaga who took home a nice $120,000 for his utter decimation and castration of Chris Tuchscherer.

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Randy Couture UFC 102 final video blog

In Randy Couture’s final video blog for UFC 102 we get to stand cage side with Randy’s coaches and training partners as the former champ battles “Minotauro.” We get to be with Randy after the fight in his dressing room as the doctors examine him and then we go to the press conference where it … Read more

Weekend Wrap-Up: The unofficial PRO MMA Sunday night link dump

Official PRO MMA (promma.info) MMA Link Dump Truck
Official PROMMA.INFO MMA Link Dump Truck

If you have not yet seen the Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Chris Tuchscherer fight from UFC 102, you need to watch it; if for nothing else, to see Tuchscherer take one of the nastiest kicks to the groin ever, get assaulted by the doctors, have a coughing fit, throw up, and then continue to fight only to catch one of Gonzaga’s nasty high kicks to the dome and basically take the equivalent of a jailhouse gang rape with a rusty lead pipe. It was one heck of a UFC debut for the Brock Lesnar look-alike (If Brock’s muscles all turned to flab) and training partner.

You know how UFC President Dana White has been making up with everyone? (We still have yet to learn why White has turned into “Mr. Nice Guy.” You can bet there’s something deeper here.) Well, now even Sherdog seems to be back in the Godfather’s good graces as Greg Savage gets exclusive one-on-one time with the Don after UFC 102.

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Randy Couture UFC 102 video blog – fight day

Here’s part 1 of Randy Couture’s UFC 102 video blog from fight day. We get to see what goes on behind the scenes in the dressing room as Randy prepares for his fight with “Minotauro” Nogueira. Brock Lesnar makes a cameo. Then we get to walk out with “The Natural” to the thousands of screaming … Read more