QUINTON JACKSON CONFIRMS HE AND IBARRA HAVE SPLIT

Dana White and other members of the UFC were at the Mall of America this week doing press for UFC 87.  Although Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is not fighting on this card, it seems Dana probably had  Quinton come along so everyone can see he’s doing fine, so he could answer some questions, and also probably … Read more

Dana White’s UFC 87 Video Blog: Rampage Doing Great!

Dana White takes us along on a journey with him this week as he prepares for UFC 87. We get to tag along with him to interviews, hotel rooms, plane rides, make public appearances, hang out with Rampage, and a lot more. It’s an interesting look behind the scenes at how the most powerful figure in Mixed Martial Arts spends the days leading up to one of the UFC’s biggest events of the year, UFc 87: Search and Destroy. Enjoy the ride and enjoy UFC 87!
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See the rest of Dana’s UFC 87 Video Blogs for the entire week after the jump.

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Countdown To UFC 87 Was Ridiculous

by:  Kelvin Hunt

Ridiculously good that is and clearly the UFC has the right idea with this show in creating new stars.  There were three main objectives with the hour long show.

  1. Paint Jon Fitch as a worthy challenger, and provide some detailed history about his upbringing
  2. Same process for Roger Huerta and Kenny Florian
  3. Paint Brock Lesnar as a real fighter instead of hyping up his WWE days

While the GSP/Fitch fight is a given for the hardcore fans, most casual fans still do not know who Fitch is.  I thought the show did a great job of letting the casual fan know just exactly who Jon Fitch is and where he came from.  While GSP is bordering on superstar status, I think they showed just enough of him to let people know who Fitch is fighting.  Great job in realizing that Fitch needs more exposure instead of giving a lot of time to GSP.

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PRO MMA EXCLUSIVE: MS. ALI SONOMA

by:  Jack Bratcher

Most of you will recognize this beautiful young lady as a former UFC Ring Girl and she made a lot of fans there.  Many have said that she and Arianny Celeste made the best Ring Girl team of all time.  She still has ties to the MMA world in more ways than one.  You will learn here that there’s much more to this young lady than just a pretty face.  But honestly, when you have a face that pretty, do you really  need more?  Probably not.  Regardless of that, PRO MMA is proud to present to you, Ms. Ali Sonoma!

PRO MMA:  Ali Sonoma. I have always loved that name. Could you tell us your full name and how your parents picked the name Ali for you? Is “Ali” short for anything?
ALI:
My full name is Alison Amanda Sonoma, I was named after Ali McGraw from the classic movie ‘Love Story’…I was always called Ali, I only get “Alison” when I’m in trouble.

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Analyzing GSP/Fitch

By Kelvin Hunt

Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch is a dream fight, a fight in which you have a legitimate number one contender against the champion.  Both fighters have beaten some of the best in the world in the Welterweight Division.  Both fighters are incredibly well rounded in every aspect of the game.  Let’s take a closer look at how each fighter can win this fight.

Keys To Victory:

  • GSP-Utilize striking, keep it standing or take Fitch down and control him…avoid Fitch’s takedowns.
  • Fitch-Pressure, Pressure, Pressure, and get takedown if/when it presents itself…win scrambles

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UFC 87: Brock Lesnar vs. Heath Herring

So who do you think will win between Brock Lesnar vs. Heath Herring?  Most people are going with Lesnar after they saw him almost finish Frank Mir.  Heath Herring isn’t impressed.  UFC 87 also features GSP vs. Jon Fitch and Roger Huerta vs. Kenny Florian and airs August 9, 2008 on Pay-Per-View. Here’s a pretty … Read more

UFC – ULTIMATE FIGHT NIGHT 14 Post Fight Press Conference

more about “Anderson Silva“, posted with vodpod Anderson Silva defeated James Irvin this past Saturday at Ultimate Fight Night 14 on July 19, 2008. This is the press conference held immediately following the event. Topics of discussion include Anderson Silva’s future plans, how the extra weight affected him, and some of Dana White’s thoughts about … Read more

UFC Fight Night 14- Live Results and Play-by-Play

by: Denny “The Mad One” Hodge Jesse Taylor vs. CB Dolloway Rd.1- Jesse shoots in immediately for a takedown but is stuffed by CB. Both fighters clinch against the fence. Good dirty boxing by Jesse, and CB responds with a nice knee. Jesse has a left underhook, but CB uses his right arm and secures … Read more

THE BIGGEST MMA WEEKEND EVER???

by:  Jack Bratcher I can’t think of another weekend in the history of MMA that has had so much action going on.  First, there is the Affliction card in Anaheim featuring the best Heavyweight line-up ever assembled on July 19.  Then we have the UFC Fight Night 14 in Las Vegas also on July 19 … Read more

UFC 86: Post-Fight Press Conference Summary

by: jack Bratcher Forrest was noticeably missing as the UFC 86 post-fight presser bagan.  He was busy getting lots of stictches.  Dana was very pleased with the Jackson / Griffin fight and was also open to the idea of a rematch depending on how Rampage’s leg recoverss, how Forrest heals up and other considerations.  Rampage … Read more