MMA LIVE 5-14-09

MMA Live recaps all the news of the week, including Tom Atencio war of words with Dana White, Chuck Liddell’s uncertain future, a highlight reel KO at Bellator, and more. MMA Live also interviews UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans and UFC Hall of Famer Dan Severn. Please like & share:

Kingdom of Mayhem: Road to Dream MW Championship, part 1

On May 26, 2009 Bully Beatdown star Jason “Mayhem” Miller will take a break from MTV to travel to the land of the rising sun for a fight of his own. He will be fighting Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza for the DREAM Middleweight Title. “Mayhem” lost a unanimous decision to “Jacare” in June 2008 at DREAM … Read more

THE INFO: exclusive interview with Casey “The Underdog” Olson – PRO MMA podcast

PFC and Strikeforce veteran Casey “The Underdog” Olson (11-3), joined PRO MMA’s (promma.info) Matt De La Rosa for a special edition of ‘THE INFO’. Olson came on the air to discuss his bout last Friday against Eddie Yagin (13-3-1) at PFC-13. Yagin defeated Olson at 1:16 in the first round via Guillotine choke. “The Underdog” … Read more

World Combat Sports Challenge: The Awakening set for May 30th in San Francisco

PRO MMA (promma.info) was notified today that longtime Muay Thai promotion, World Combat Sports Challenge (WCSC) will present its first hybrid Muay Thai/MMA event, “THE AWAKENING,” on Saturday, May 30th, live from the Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco, CA. The main event will be an MMA fight with King of the Cage Champion Ky Hollenbeck vs. WEC vet Blas Avena. The bouts will take place in a Pride-style 5-rope ring.

Also on the card will be San Francisco’s own Rick Cheek battling for the WCSC Super-Heavyweight World Title against Ethan Cox. Former 3-time world kickboxing and Muay Thai champion Michael Espinoza will be making his return to the fight game after an absence of nearly 17 years. Espinoza’s perfect 32-0 record and the WCSC Super-Lightweight Muay Thai belt will be on the line as Espinoza battles rising Muay Thai star Victor Cortez (23-2, 16 KO’s). “I’m looking forward to getting back into the ring,” says Espinoza. “I’ve been training hard, and Cortez is a talented kid. I’m sure it will be a good fight.”

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The Ultimate Fighter: US vs. UK episode 7 recap

As the episode starts viewers are treated to seeing Team US fighter Richie Whitson’s herpes-like sore on his lip as he talks to his housemates about it and they spray disinfectant around the house to prevent the spread of the funk. He assures viewers it is not herpes.

Team UK worked out with sledgehammers, swinging them over head and hitting tires. One of the guys miss the tire completely and puts a hole in the expensive mat. Another fighter misses the tire and hits the concrete floor. David Faulkner apparently hit his leg with the sledgehammer and now the injury has become infected.

Coach Dan Henderson said he doesn’t know what’s going on with Jason Pierce. Team US assistant coach Cyrille Diabate said Pierce has a negative attitude, then gives a speech to the team letting the guys know just like their bodies, their attitudes need training too. Pierce’s teammates also complain about his negativity.

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“Ultimate Chaos: Lashley vs. Sapp” press conference

On Saturday June 27, 2009 two of the biggest men in MMA will face each other at “Ultimate Chaos” in Biloxi, Mississippi. Also fighting on the card will be Tom Atencio, Chris Horodecki, Pedro Rizzo, and Din Thomas. A recent press conference was held to announce the event:

Interviews with Tom Atencio’s opponent, Randy Hedderick and Bobby Lashley after the jump…

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“Alliance Fights: The Uprising” results

KENT, Wash. – On Saturday, May 2nd, 10th Village Media put on their first professional MMA promotion, “Alliance Fights: The Uprising” at the ShoWare center in Kent, Washington. PRO MMA (promma.info) was on hand to witness the first installment of Alliance Fights. Comprised of up-and-coming and top Northwest talent, with fights ending with a mixture … Read more

The Ultimate Fighter: U.S. vs U.K. episode 6 recap

The big news last week was Team U.K. coach Michael Bisping failed to show up for his welterweight fighter, Dean Amasinger’s bout against Damarques Johnson. Amasinger ended up losing the fight and Coach Bisping was nowhere to be found.

Episode six opens as Amasinger is in the kitchen talking to one of the Team USA guys about the fight. When asked if he was upset about Coach Bisping not being there he said, “I don’t want to say really.” However, Amasinger does confess he was disappointed in his performance.

Coach Bisping arrives to announce the next fight match-up. The fight will be Team U.K.’s Martin Stapleton (5-1) vs. Team USA’s Cameron Dollar (4-1).

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Houston Alexander out of UFC 98

PRO MMA (promma.info) has learned from multiple sources that Houston “The Assassin” Alexander (8-4) has pulled out of his UFC 98 bout with Andre Gusmao (5-1) due to a broken hand suffered in training.

Alexander joins three other fighters, James Irvin, Josh Koshcheck and Yushin Okami, who have also pulled out of the card due to injury. Gusmao is still on the card and Krztsztof Soszynski has been confirmed as the replacement for Alexander.

Alexander was in dire need of a win after losing three straight fights to James Irvin, Thiago Silva and Eric Schafer. Alexander shocked everyone by knocking out top ten fighter Keith Jardine in the first round of his Octagon debut at UFC 71. He followed that up with another first round destruction of Alessio Sakara at UFC 75.

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