Rashad Evans talks about upcoming fight with Chuck Liddell at UFC 88

Rashad Evans faces Chuck Liddell at UFC 88 in Atlanta on September 6, 2008.  If Rashad were to pull off a win it very well could put him in line for a title shot with Forrest Griffin.  He is one of the very few Ultimate Fighter alumni from any season who is still undefeated, yet … Read more

Full fighter list for TUF 8


The full cast list for The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir has finally been revealed. This eighth season of The Ultimate Fighter will feature combatants from the lightweight and light heavyweight divisions. There will be 32 combined fighters that will participate in two 16 man elimination tournaments to decide this years “Ultimate Fighter” in each division.

The light heavyweight division will feature the siblings of a couple UFC veterans. Lance Evans is the brother of light heavyweight contender Rashad Evans while Jason Guida is the brother of lightweight contender Clay Guida.

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Rich Franklin vs. Matt Hamill at UFC 88

Rich Franklin will face Matt Hamill at UFC 88 in Atlanta on September 6. Rich has a record of 23-3 with two of those losses coming at the hands, feet, and elbows of Anderson Silva. Matt Hamill is 4-1 with his only loss coming by way of Michael Bisping. This is definitely the biggest fight … Read more

Misaki Collides With Riggs At Playboy Mansion

Press Release

Former Pride Fighting Championship Grand Prix winner, Kazuo “Grabaka Hitman” Misaki (22-8-1) will take on fellow middleweight wonder Joe “Diesel” Riggs (28-10) at Strikeforce mixed martial arts’(MMA) highly-anticipated return to the world-famous Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Saturday, September 20th.

“I am looking forward to making my debut for Strikeforce at The Playboy Mansion, an incredible venue that is well-known throughout the world,” said Misaki, the winner of Pride’s 2006 welterweight Grand Prix elimination playoff. In his last effort, a meeting with rising star Logan Clark in Saitama, Japan on June 8th, the 32-year-old Team Grabaka star secured his second straight win by earning a nod from all three judges scoring the matchup.
“Joe Riggs is a tremendous competitor.  His style is aggressive like mine so I have no doubt that our fight will be an exciting and memorable one.”

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Dana White’s Final UFC 87 Video Blog

Dana White took us on an unprecedented journey with him starting at the beginning of last week all the way through UFC 87 and beyond.  He did a video blog each day highlighting his activities leading up to UFC 87.  This is the final blog of the series and it was filmed the day of the fights in Minneapolis and takes us along as Dana gets ready in his hotel room to go to the fights, then to the fights, the press conference afterward and then finally back to Dana’s hotel room as the day’s festivities come to a close.

It’s a very personal look into the life of the promoter and reminds me of the stories I’ve heard of what the original concept for “The Ultimate Fighter” had been.  White promises that his video blogs will continue for each UFC hereafter so until next time, here’s the man himself, Mr. White:

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Dana White at UFC 87 Post-Fight Press Conference (audio)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – UFC 87 was a huge success on many levels from ticket sales to the fights themselves. The Target Center in Minneapolis, where the event was held, set a new record gate of $2.2 million dollars with 15,082 attendees.

Dana said, “Georges St. Pierre put on an amazing performance against a guy (Jon Fitch) who would not quit…he took him down at will…GSP looked unstoppable.

And when your boss says this about you, it’s a damn good day: “When Brock said he wanted to fight in the UFC, I told him this isn’t the place to learn how to fight…but he said he wanted to test himself against the best…Heath Herring has a ton of experience, big fights with some of the best fighters in the world…Brock Lesnar looked unbelievable tonight. I was blown away with how well he looked.”

According to Dana, Minneapolis is the best kept secret in America and maybe the world. That’s interesting…I thought that was Lyoto.

Do you see the fight between B.J. Penn and Georges St. Pierre being the next fight for them both? “Definitely,” said White.

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UFC 87: SEEK AND DESTROY – AUGUST 9, 2008 – LIVE RESULTS & PLAY-BY-PLAY

by: Jack Bratcher

Jason MacDonald vs. Demian Maia (middleweight)

Rd.1 – They both come out trading punches. Maia pulls guard. Maia looking for a triangle. Rogan has already called it over. MacDonald is out of the triangle and takes Maia’s back with hooks in. Maia escapes a rear naked choke attempt. Back in Maia’s full guard. Shoulder strikes by MacDonald. MacDonald postures up and lands some shots. MacDonald has a deep guilatine. Maia is bleeding. Maia escapes and takes MacDonald’s back with rear naked choke in. Wow. MacDonald survived! Amazing! Amazing!
Rd.2 – Maia catches MacDonald with a left. Clinched up. Maia throws some knees then takes MacDonald down. Maia is on top and in full mount. Elbows by Maia. Big punches by Maia. Big elbows. Maia still with the ground and pound. Still in full mount for over a minute. MacDonald hanging on from the bottom. MacDonald pops out but Maia has his arm; he’s out. MacDonald on top now in half guard looking to pass as the bell sounds.
Rd.3 – MacDonald lands a punch and Maia gets the takedown. MacDonald reverses and gets on top. MacDonald’s corner told him not to play this ground game with Maia but he still is. Maia sweeps and ends up in full mount. Elbows from the top. MacDonald gives up his back. Maia still striking from MacDonald’s back. Maia sinks in the choke and MacDonald taps, too exhausted to defend I imagine.

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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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