Possible return for Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic at UFC 99 in Germany

There is great news for fans of the ‘Croatian Sensation’. It is looking as though the legendary PRIDE and UFC veteran, Mirko Filipovic (24-6-2) could make his return to the UFC Octagon on June 13, 2009 in Cologne, Germany at UFC 99. The event will be the UFC’s first foray into the central European country and what better way to make an entrance than to bring back one of central Europe’s greatest fighters of all time, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic.

‘Cro Cop’ a.k.a. ‘the Croatian Sensation’, told the Croatian news site, Nova, in a new interview he is in negotiations with the UFC to fight at UFC 99 and he is very confident they will come to an agreement and will be on the card in June. ‘Cro Cop’ said Randy Couture (16-9) could be a possible opponent but it was not up to him or his management.

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Chuck Liddell and adult film star Jayden James

Is Chuck Liddell really “dating” this chick? Her name is Jayden James, an adult film star. The guys over at Free Fight Videos tipped us off on this and they have more info about the talented Ms. James. Oh yeah, in case you don’t think it is possible. Watch this whole video or check out … Read more

Rule change made in order to save UFC 97 in Montreal

UFC 97 has been saved. UFC 97: REDEMPTION, headlined by a middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva (23-4) and Thales Leites (14-1), is set to take place at the Bell Center in Montreal, Canada on April 18. However, the Quebec Athletic Commission’s rules regarding mixed martial arts almost forced the UFC to move the event to Las Vegas even after thousands of tickets had been sold.

UFC officials met with the commission on Tuesday, February 17, to try and salvage the event. The original rules of Quebec’s Athletic Commission would make certain techniques that are commonplace in UFC matches illegal. There was no way the world’s premiere mixed martial arts promotion could make such drastic changes as not allowing elbow or knee strikes, which incidentally are two of the main weapons used by the middleweight champion who would be appearing in the main event.

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PRO MMA Radio interview – Jon Jones

New UFC fighter Jon Jones (8-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) stopped by Pro MMA Radio to talk with host Larry Pepe about his new found fame, his victory over Stephan Bonnar at UFC 94, and how he incorporates his wrestling backround into his MMA game.

Here are some highlights of their discussion:

Jon Jones is a Jr. College wrestling national champion, is undefeated in MMA, and is fresh off his victory over tough UFC veteran Stephan Bonnar (11-5 MMA, 5-4 UFC) and oh yeah, he is only 21.

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Caol Uno returns at UFC 99

On June 13th UFC fans will see the return of a former top lightweight contender in Caol Uno (25-11-4). If fans remember back to the early days of Zuffa then they surely recall one of the more exciting fighters of that time period. Uno made his first appearance at UFC 30 on Febuary 23, 2001 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

His opponent that night was Jens Pulver for the then UFC Bantamweight Title. Pulver beat out Uno for the decision win, but Uno showed that he was a force to be reckoned with having previously choked out Rumina Sato when Sato was a top contender.

Uno went on to have a record of 3-3-1 in the UFC having fought the likes of BJ Penn twice, Din Thomas and Yves Edwards. His last appearence in the Octagon was at UFC 44 on September 2, 2003 where he was knocked out literally of the UFC by Hermes Franca. Since his departure from the UFC, Uno went a respectable 10-5 in K-1 Hero’s and 1 draw in the Shooto organization.

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Josh Neer inks new four fight deal with UFC

Although the UFC has been cleaning house lately by letting go a number of fighters, one person not on the hit list is Josh “The Dentist” Neer (25-7-1). In fact, Neer, who just dismantled ‘The Ultimate Fighter 6’ winner, Mac Danzig (18-6-1) at UFC Fight Night 17 with a dominating performance ending in a second round submission, has just signed a brand new four-fight contract with the UFC.

Neer’s manager, Mickey Dubberly Jr, gave this statement today to PRO MMA (promma.info) via email:

We are very pleased to announce that Josh Neer has inked a new 4 fight deal with the UFC. We currently do not know who Josh’s next opponent will be, but Josh will fight ANYONE the UFC puts him up against. We would like to thank the UFC for being very supportive of Josh throughout his career, and awarding his hard work with a new contract. The UFC is where Josh wants to fight, and we will let everyone know who the next opponent will be. Josh is more focused than ever and is looking forward to his next fight in the UFC. Josh wants to thank the UFC, family, friends, fans, and training partners for helping him throughout his career.

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UFC 95: SANCHEZ vs STEVENSON (video preview)

Here is an in-depth preview of UFC 95 including the main event fight between Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez and Joe “Daddy” Stevenson. The preview also looks at the Nate Maruardt vs Wilson Gouveia fight. UFC 95 takes place this Saturday in London, England and will air free on SPIKE TV.

UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon in position for title run

Do you realize in all eighteen of Joe Lauzon’s victories he has never been to a decision? That is an amazing statistic. It is a statistic that places ‘J-Lau’ in position to fight the elite fighters of the UFC Lightweight Division and could very well culminate in a title shot against his former coach and friend, B.J. Penn. PRO MMA (promma.info) received this press release today from Joe Lauzon’s management that talks about this possibility.

E. BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (February 16, 2009) – Tattoo-less Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon, coming off his impressive win against Jeremy Stephens, headlining the February 7th “UFC Fight Night 17” in Tampa, has positioned himself for a future UFC title run in the highly competitive lightweight division.

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