UFC 104 weigh-in results

The weigh-ins for “UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun” took place Friday, Oct. 23, 2009, at the L.A. Live Event Deck in preparation for tomorrow’s event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. and was streamed LIVE on PROMMA.INFO.

Three fighters did not make weight. Anthony Johnson weighed in at 176 lbs., a whopping five pounds over the 171 lbs. welterweight (non-title fight) limit, while his opponent Yoshiyuki Yoshida was right on the mark at 170 lbs. Yoshida agreed to fight Johnson at his current weight.

Gleison Tibau was one pound over his 156 lbs. lightweight (non-title fight) limit and his opponent Josh Neer was a half-pound over. Since both fighters were over the limit, they agreed to fight at their respective weights.

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CageDivas Exclusive Interview – Laura Rodriguez

CageDiva Laura McKinney was at the 2009 US Open and caught up with Blue belt Feather Weight champion Laura Rodriguez and discussed her Gold medal winning performance. Please like & share:

Watch Friday’s UFC 104 weigh-ins live at PROMMA.INFO

Today at 6:00 p.m CT/4:00 p.m PT we will be providing a LIVE STREAM of the weigh-ins for “UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun” here at PROMMA.INFO. Then tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, we will be providing a live play-by-play of UFC 104 beginning with the preliminary fights which air live on Spike TV beginning at … Read more

Dean Lister to fight Thales Leites at MFC 23 on Dec. 4

Submission artist Dean Lister will fight another submission artist in Thales Leites.

The Maximum Fighting Championship wasted no time in finding a top-notch opponent for the recently signed Thales Leites as another big-name middleweight has joined the fray.

Former Abu Dhabi world champion Dean Lister signed a multi-fight deal last night and immediately agreed to meet Leites at MFC 23: Unstoppable on Friday, December 4 at the River Cree Resort and Casino. The bout will be the main event of the fight card broadcast live throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico on HDNet Fights.

“This is an outstanding matchup and I am particularly pleased that both Dean and Thales agreed to fight each other so quickly – no discussion, no delays. Just signed, sealed and delivered,” said MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich.

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Phillipe Nover drains his own cauliflower ear

TUF 8 finalist Phillipe Nover, in addition to his job as a UFC fighter, is also a nurse. In this video he shows the proper way to drain your own cauliflower ear. Are we ever going to see Nover back in the Octagon? He’s only fought once since losing to Efrain Escudero in the TUF … Read more

Fight Forecast – Dream 12, UFC 104, Carolina Fight, Shogun Fights and Extreme Beatdown Picks

The who will beat Eddie Alvarez
The who will beat Eddie Alvarez

Last week I went 4-3 (1NC) which is by far my worst week of picking in history. However, the real shock in that Sean Salmon actually won a fight. My overall record is now 124-59 (16NC) which is an all time low 68 percent. This weekend there is a ton of quality MMA, and I will do my best to fill you in on the happenings. Today we take a look at Dream 12, the UFC 104 under card and an up and coming female fighter.

Dream 12
Eddie Alvarez (18-2) vs. Katsunori Kikuno (12-1-2)

It should not be difficult for Eddie Alvarez to take down Katsunori Kikuno and win via ground and pound. However, what is the chance of that happening? Alvarez has always showed his love for the stand up game, and his ability to get caught. He will come out like a ball of fire and continually catch hard single shots from Kikuno. Kikuno will be able to win the decision by landing more solid shots and keeping a safe distance.
Pick = Katsunori Kikuno

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Dana White – “Roy Nelson is a moron”

UFC President Dana White had some interesting things to say about not only The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights cast, but about Roy Nelson in particular. First, White forgets Nelson’s name and refers to him as “the bodybuilder,” then proceeds to call him as a “complete idiot,” “Jackass,” and “moron.” “Interview him sometime and you’ll see what I’m talking about,” White says.

Many have suspected Nelson was one of the TUF 10 finalists, but one would not think a promoter would say something like this about one of his fighters who will be fighting on the TUF 10 Finale card right? That is probably not the best way to promote a guy who could potentially be the next “Ultimate Fighter.”

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HDNet’s broadcast of DREAM 12 to make history in Japanese mixed martial arts

Network to deliver LIVE coverage of the debut of the “White Cage” from Japan – Sunday, October 25

DALLAS (October 22, 2009) History will be made when the “White Cage” makes its debut on Sunday, October 25 as “HDNet Fights Presents: OLYMPIA DREAM 12” LIVE from Osaka-jo Hall in Osaka, Japan. For the first time, a major Japanese MMA event will take place in the cage as DREAM forsakes its traditional ring for a one-night-only extravaganza! The action airs exclusively throughout North America on HDNet beginning at 2:00 a.m. ET.

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Chad George’s “Road to Japan” blog day 8 – hard training

Projekt Label fighter Chad “Savage” George (10-4) was recently invited to Japan to train with the camp of Japanese Shooto legend Rumina Sato. Being that Chad has a fight coming up on Nov. 14 against Greg Guzman at “Called Out MMA 2,” he saw this as the perfect opportunity to train with some of the top lighter weight fighters in the world, and as a special treat for us he is keeping a blog of his trip. Be sure to check back each day to see how things are going with Chad during this very unique experience.

Day 8

As the trip grows closer to the end, the training picks up. Today we slept in a bit and then had a light breakfast before going to Roots gym. Once at the gym we had some coffee and then I geared up for my solo run!

Taiki stayed at the gym while I took off for a nice long distance run around the city of Odawara. I believe in all, it was about a 10k run!

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PROMMA.INFO UFC 104 staff picks

A selection of the PROMMA.INFO staff has taken the time to give their predictions for UFC 104 which takes place this Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. At least two of the preliminary fights will air live on Spike TV, in addition to the main card, which will broadcast live on Pay-Per-View.

Be sure to join us right here on Friday for a live stream of the UFC 104 weigh-ins, and then Saturday night for the live play-by-play, followed by the post-fight press conference. Here are our UFC 104 staff picks:

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