Evan Dunham eager to test himself against Sean Sherk at UFC 119 – a ProMMANow.com exclusive

Evan Dunham is perfectly comfortable handling the pressure of moving up the lightweight ladder and facing former champion Sean Sherk at UFC 119.

UFC 119 comes to Indianapolis on Sept. 25 with stacked card

On Sept. 25, 2010, the Ultimate Fighting Championship takes their show to the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind. with “UFC 119: Mir vs. Cro Cop”. Here is a look at this stacked event, including a video preview.

Josh Barnett, Sean Sherk, and John Howard on Inside MMA (4-2-10) *VIDEO*

Josh Barnett, John “Doomsday” Howard, and Sean Sherk join Bas Rutten and Kenny Rice on this week’s edition of Inside MMA. Barnett addresses the steroid allegations as well as Tom Atencio’s statement saying he was the cause of Affliction’s demise. Barnett denies he was the cause of Affliction’s failure and denies any wrong doing with … Read more

Josh Barnett tells HDNet’s “Inside MMA” that his fight with Fedor is going to happen

Barnett, Sean Sherk and John “Doomsday” Howard guest on “Inside MMA” this Friday, April 2 at 9p.m. ET DALLAS (April 1, 2010) WHAT: Tonight on HDNet’s “Inside MMA,” Josh Barnett speaks candidly about his three failed drug tests in a no-holds-barred interview with Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten. One of the sport’s most controversial fighters, … Read more

HDNet secures title sponsorship of MMA Expo Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA – DEC. 28, 2009 – Mixed Martial Arts Expo, LLC – The Original MMA Expo since 2005 – today announced HDNet,  “Your Home for MMA,” as the title sponsor of MMA Expo Philadelphia taking place January 9-10, 2010 at the Valley Forge Convention Centre.

“HDNet has an impressive track record of providing MMA Fans with some of the most exciting coverage in the sport”, commented Gerald Chopik, president of MMA Expo. “I’m an avid fan of HDNet’s Mixed Martial Arts coverage and ‘Inside MMA’ with Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten, and we are thrilled to be working with the network as the title sponsor of our Philadelphia event. The color commentary and fight analysis by Michael Schiavello and Guy Mezger are second to none – always high energy, insightful, creative and informative. This is the level of content that the sport demands and HDNet is known for delivering.”

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MMA Flashback 2004: Sean Sherk makes his PRIDE debut against Ryuki Ueyama

Part 1: Sean Sherk vs. Ryuki Ueyama

The year was 2004. At this point, Japan’s PRIDE Fighting Championships had been putting on several events a year for over six years, and they had began a new series of shows entitled “PRIDE – Bushido.”

On Feb. 15, 2004, “PRIDE – Bushido 2” took place at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Wanderlei Silva was on his legendary win streak in PRIDE and was fighting Ikuhisa Minowa in the main event. Also fighting on the card was Shogun, Gomi, Sakurai, Cro Cop, Mario Sperry, and Yushin Okami.

Along with the some of the biggest names in PRIDE history on the card, was a 30-year-old American by the name of Sean Sherk, who was making his PRIDE debut. By this time, Sherk had already been fighting professionally for nearly five years and was on an incredible run of 21-1-1.

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Josh Neer replaces Sean Sherk at UFC 104 to face Gleison Tibau

Josh Neer will fight Gleison Tibau at UFC 104 in Los Angeles on Oct. 24.

Josh Neer will replace an injured Sean Sherk to take on Gleison Tibau at UFC 104 on Oct. 24 in Los Angeles.

Sherdog first reported the news citing a source close to the matchup. PRO MMA (promma.info) has since confirmed the switch with Neer’s manager Mickey Dubberly.

Sean Sherk (33-4-1) has apparently incurred a shoulder injury during training that will sideline him for approximately four weeks. Sherk last fought at UFC 98 where he gave up a unanimous decision loss to Frankie Edgar.

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More matches official for UFC 104

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has officially announced three more fights for UFC 104, set to take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. on Oct. 24. The event is headlined by a light heavyweight title bout between undefeated champion Lyoto Machida (15-0) and Mauricio Rua (18-3).

In a lightweight contest former champion Sean Sherk (33-4-1) will face off against Gleison Tibau (19-6). Sherk last fought at UFC 98 losing a decision to Frankie Edgar. Tibau lost a close split decision to Melvin Guillard at the TUF 9 Finale in his last fight.

Also included on the UFC 104 card is a lightweight bout between Spencer Fisher (23-4) and Joe Stevenson (30-10). In Fisher’s last fight he defeated a returning Caol Uno in the UFC’s first foray into Germany at UFC 99 by unanimous decision this past June.

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The Business of MMA – PRO MMA exclusive interview with ROUND 5 President Damon Lau

PRO MMA (promma.info) recently had the opportunity to speak with ROUND 5 co-founder and president Damon Lau. He talked to us about the popular line of mixed martial arts action figures his company produces.

From the original MMA referee “Big” John McCarthy to the number one ranked heavyweight fighter in the world Fedor Emelianenko to the face of women’s MMA Gina Carano, ROUND 5 has their hand on the pulse of professional mixed martial arts and they have created collectible life-like miniatures of the sport’s most popular personalities.

Lau talked to us about how they choose which fighters are deserving of their own action figure, what action figures are now available, and who will be coming out in their next series. Many people may assume ROUND 5 action figures are geared more toward kids, so you may be surprised when you learn the average buyer’s age. Lau also talked about UFC President Dana White and if there have been any difficulties in working with their fighters.

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Sherk explains UFC 98 post-fight incident

On May 23rd Sean Sherk lost a unanimous decision to Frankie Edgar at UFC 98 in what was definitely the upset of the night. The BetUS.com odds going into the fight had Sherk at -300 and Edgar at +200. Even a perplexed UFC President Dana White said after the bout he had not foreseen any way Edgar could win.

Maybe surprised most of all was the former UFC Lightweight Champion himself, who following the judges’ ruling, ran out of the Octagon and the MGM Grand Garden Arena shirtless and still donning his fight shorts and gloves. Reports stated Sherk was running down the street into the Vegas night and at one point was seen approximately a half mile from the arena where the fights were being held.

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