Ultimate Fight Night 18: live play by play

PRO MMA (promma.info) is on the scene at the Sommet Center in Nashville, TN covering Ultimate Fight Night 18. PRO MMA will bring you live round by round coverage of the televised portion of the card and the under card. Be sure to stick with PRO MMA for the blow by blow account of the evening’s events in “Music City”.

The show starts off with a tribute to the late Charles “Mask” Lewis 1963-2009. There are also a few words from Carlos Condit and Martin Kampmann before tossing it over to the usual “Face the Pain” hype video. The Sommet Center appears to be packed. Goldberg plugs ‘The Ultimate Fighter 9’ that will follow ‘Fight Night 18’. Browning vs. Miller will be the first fight on the televised portion of the card.

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UFC Fight Night 18: weigh-in results & photo gallery

PRO MMA (promma.info) was live on the scene Tuesday afternoon at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee for the UFC Q & A session as well as the UFC FIGHT NIGHT 18 weigh-ins.

Local fans spent an hour asking numerous questions to UFC commentator, Mike Goldberg and TUF 9 lightweight winner, Efrain Escudero at the Q & A. Following that, there was an hour break, then it was time for the weigh ins.

It first appeared all fighters would make weight easily as the process moved along smoothly. The first to miss weight was lightweight Jeremy Stephens as he stepped off the scale two pounds over the 156 pound weight limit for lightweight.

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UFC Fight Night 18 weigh ins (full video)

PRO MMA (promma.info) was on hand for the UFC Fight Night 18 weigh-ins Tuesday afternoon in Nashville, Tennessee. The Junie Browning and Cole Miller face off got a bit heated for a moment and main event fighters, Condit and Kampmann both looked ready to throw down right there. Please like & share:

Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida to headline TUF 9 Finale

PRO MMA (promma.info) received word on Monday from the UFC that Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez will face Clay “The Carpenter” Guida in The Ultimate Fighter season 9 Finale main event set for June 20 at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Official Press Release:

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) organization is proud to announce a stellar headlining match for The Ultimate Fighter® Season 9 finale, which will take place Saturday, June 20 from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas’ Palms Hotel, live on Spike TV. Both winners of their last three matches, ascending lightweights Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez and Clay “The Carpenter” Guida are on a collision course that will end in the Octagon™ for what could be three of the most furiously-paced rounds of the year.

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Video cram session for UFN 18

PRO MMA (promma.info) is back with yet another video cram session. This Wednesday the UFC comes to Tennessee for the first time with their Ultimate Fight Night 18 card. The UFC is certainly treating local fans with an above average card. Videos include an odd interview with Junie Browning’s Mother, Ryan Bader’s TUF audition tape, and Carlos Condit’s path to the finals of the Rumble on the Rock’s 175 lb tournament.

Carlos Condit vs. Martin Kampmann

Carlos Condit vs. Renato Verissimo (ROTR)
Condit came out of nowhere to stop Verissimo in the first round of the Rumble on the Rock tournament.

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Carlos “Natural Born Killer” Condit prepares for UFC debut (video)

PRO MMA (promma.info) got to hang out with Carlos Condit on Monday during one of his final workouts before he makes his UFC Octagon debut against Martin “Hitman” Kampmann this Wednesday at UFC: FIGHT NIGHT 18. Carlos looked extremely sharp with his striking. Power, speed, finesse, and accuracy are all words that come to mind … Read more

UFC Fight Night 18 open workout photo gallery

PRO MMA  (promma.info) was on hand today at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee for the UFC: FIGHT NIGHT 18 open workout with Junie Browning and Ryan Bader, as well as the main event fighters, Martin Kampmann and Carlos Condit.

Each of the guys checked their weight, hit mits, shadow-boxed, rolled around a bit, and spoke with the local television stations. It was a bit surprising to hear some of the questions the local media was asking and really drove home the point that we still have a long way to go in educating the general mainstream public about MMA.

Forrest Griffin was present to support some of his Xtreme Couture friends on the card and coach Shawn Tompkins from Xtreme Couture was there to hold mits and assist with Kampmann and Browning’s workout.

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B.J. Penn and Kenny Florian to meet at UFC 101

PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned from bjpenn.com that UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn (13-5-1) will meet Kenny Florian (11-3) in a much anticipated lightweight title fight at UFC 101, most likely in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Penn is coming off a loss to Georges St.Pierre at UFC 94, however that fight was at welterweight not Penn’s normal lightweight class. His last lightweight fight was a successful defense against Sean Sherk at UFC 84 back in May of 2008.

Florian has been waiting patiently for his opportunity at a second title shot he earned by reeling off six straight wins including victories over Joe Stevenson and Roger Huerta.

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Talking ‘Fight Night 18’ with Carlos Condit & Martin Kampann

On Wednesday, April 1st, beginning at 8 PM ET/6 PM PT, UFC: FIGHT NIGHT 18 will air LIVE on SPIKE TV from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. On Friday, March 27th, the two fighters headlining the event, Martin Kampmann and Carlos Condit, took time to field questions from the media via conference call. PRO MMA (promma.info) was on the call in our continuing effort to bring you, our readers, the most complete and up-to-date UFC news possible.

UFC: FIGHT NIGHT 18
[podcast]http://promma.info/audio/ufn18.mp3[/podcast]

Q for Kampmann: How do you feel at welterweight now? How hard was it coming back from the loss to Nathan Marquardt?
Kampmann: I feel good at welterweight you know, the cut was pretty easy. And coming back to training, it sucks taking a loss but shit happens and you gotta keep your head up and get back in the gym.

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PRO MMA exclusive interview: Terry Etim

During Terry Etim’s (12-2 MMA, 3-2 UFC) dominating TKO victory over Brian Cobb (15-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at UFC 95, UFC commentator Joe Rogan made comments comparing Etim’s deadly pinpoint kicks and strikes to the reigning UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva.

Etim admits that it is an honor to be compared to one of the best P4P fighters in the world, but stays firmly grounded, continuing to hone his already well rounded game. Despite the stand up clinic of precision kicks and punches that finished Cobb at UFC 95, Terry also boasts nine wins via submission, proving to be very dangerous whether the fight stays standing or hits the ground.

Etim was supposed to face Justin Buchholz (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 95, but an injury postponed the fight, prompting Joe Silva and the UFC to bring in Brian Cobb as a replacement. Buchholz has since recovered and will be Terry’s next opponent at UFC 99: Franklin vs Silva which will be held at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany on June 13th.

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