Thomson out; Ludwig likely replacement at Strikeforce

Duane "Bang" Ludwig
Duane "Bang" Ludwig

by:  Matt De La Rosa

Josh Thomson will have to wait to make his first attempt at defending his Strikeforce Lightweight title.

SI.com’s Josh Gross has reported Duane “Bang” Ludwig will likely replace the champion in the bout against Yves Edwards

According to Strikeforce promoter Scott Coker, Thomson tore ligaments in his toe causing the American Kickboxing Academy fighter to pull out of the bout.

Thomson and Edwards were poised to meet for a second time. Their first bout at UFC 49 became famous for Edwards running into a head kick knockout from Thomson toward the end of the first round.

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Japan MMA – Valkyrie 1 Results

The Valkyrie 1, all female MMA event took place November 8, at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan. SmackGirl champion, Yuka Tsuji fought the SmackGirl Cinderella tournament winner, V Hajime. The fight results are as follows: Mamiko Mizoguchi fought Sakura Nakamura to a Draw Madoka Ebihara defeated Akiko Naito via Submission(armbar) in Rd. 1 Roxanne … Read more

White Boy Society responds to Hughes photo

Melvin Costa

by:  Matt De La Rosa

The white pride website that posted a photo of Matt Hughes holding up a T-shirt with racist implications autographed by the nine time champion has refuted claims that the former UFC welterweight champion supports or endorses their racist product.

Here is the response from the White Boy Society:

To whom it may concern,
Matt Hughes is not a member or supporter or associated with the White Boy Society in any way. The photograph was taken at a public autograph signing at Dales Harley-Davidson in Mt. Vernon, IL. Matt Hughes was asked after autographing 3 shirts to hold one up for a picture for our website which he did then he was rushed off to sign more autographs.

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UFC and Fabricio Werdum part ways

by: Matt De La Rosa

Don’t expect Fabricio Werdum to become a heavyweight gatekeeper or stepping stone in the UFC. MMAWeekly has reported Werdum’s contract negotiations with the UFC have ceased.

After a knockout loss to Junior Dos Santos at UFC 90, any leverage Werdum had going into negotiations ended the minute he hit the canvas in Chicago.

With rising stars such as Cain Velasquez and Shane Carwin, Werdum’s 2-2 record in the Octagon made him an expendable commodity in the UFC’s eyes.

Had Werdum defeated the UFC newcomer Dos Santos two weeks ago, many believed he would get the first crack at the winner of the four man tournament between Couture / Lesnar and Nogueira / Mir for the heavyweight title.

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Canadian MMA – XMMA 6: House Of Pain – results

The Xtreme MMA 6:  House of Pain card took place November 8, at the Colisee de Laval in Montreal, Canada and was broadcasted live on The Fight Network.

The fight results are as follows:
Micheal Clark defeats Alex Lafond via Submission (guillotine) in Rd. 1
Francois Hache Lacombe defeats Nicolas Pariseau via Submission (kneebar) in Rd. 1
John Makdessi defeats Dan Dechaine via TKO in Rd. 1
Michel Gagnon defeats Gabriel Lavallee via Submission(guillotine) in Rd. 1
Mike Ricci defeats Rory McDonell via TKO in Rd. 2
Mark Holst defeats Antoine Coutu via TKO in Rd. 1

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War Gods: Do Or Die – results

Lavar Johnson

War Gods:  Do or Die took place November 8, at the Selland Arena in Fresno, California.

The event featured EliteXC veteran John Reedy who pulled off a first round submission victory.

You have to hand it to War Gods for having one of the most creative names in the business.

The fight results are as follows:
Lavar Johnson defeated Sean Souza via KO in Rd. 1
Brian Cobb defeated Marcus Levesser via Submission(RNC) in Rd. 2
Dusty Arden defeated Joey Armstrong via Unanimous Decision
Brandon Cash defeated Liron Wilson via Unanimous Decision

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Overeem vs. Goodridge main event at Glory-10

Alistair Overeem (28 – 11 – 0) will face Gary “Big Daddy” Goodridge (23 -18 – 1) at Ultimate Glory’s combination MMA/Shooto, K-1, Muay Thai, and boxing event, Glory-10: The Battle of Arnhem on November 9 at the Rijnhal in Arnhem, Holland.

It has been reported that Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, Alistair Overeem asked for this fight against Goodridge as an opportunity to avenge his brother’s loss to “Big Daddy.”

Many fans and pundits view this bout with Goodridge as a tune up match for the Strikeforce Champ before facing Cro-Cop at K-1 Dynamite on New Year ’s Eve.

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Matt Hughes loves the fans

Some fighters charge for their autographs. Other fighters won’t give them at all because people turn around and sell them on Ebay. Then there are others who are very nice, maybe too nice, and sign an autograph for absolutely anyone. For instance, here we have Matt Hughes holding up a T-Shirt he signed for the … Read more

Chael Sonnen to receive WEC Middleweight Belt

by:  Jack Bratcher

Following Paulo Filho’s inability to make weight topped with his losing performance at WEC 36, fans said the Brazilian champ should relinquish his title.

Apparently in agreement, the Filho camp plans to do just that. Filho’s manager, Ed Soares, said he planned to ship the WEC Middleweight Title belt to Chael Sonnen as soon as possible according to a new blog from Josh Gross.

Even though the bout between Filho and Sonnen was a non-title bout due to Filho’s fault of missing weight, the Filho camp agreed to give the belt to Sonnen in he were to win.

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