UFC steps into next-gen with Blu-Ray

On November 18th the UFC in cooperation with First Look Studios will officially step into the next generation by releasing “Ultimate Comebacks”, the first UFC title on Blu-ray Disc.

Pete Sell vs. Scott Smith and Martin Kampmann vs. Drew McFedries are just two of the bouts named to be on this high-definition release.

More than four hours of hardcore Ultimate Fighting footage, much of it never before seen on TV is said to be on the “Ultimate Comebacks” Blu-ray disc. Behind-the-scenes interviews will also be included.

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Mark Dellagrotte praises Anderson Silva

Mark Dellagrotte was very proud of his student, Patrick Cote, after going two full rounds with the UFC Middleweight Champion, Anderson Silva at UFC 90. Dellagrotte talks about the background on Cote’s knee injury and also gives his thoughts on Silva’s performance. He thinks that Silva respected Cote’s power and he also had this to … Read more

CXF on Oct. 30 – K.J. Noons boxing on Nov. 13

Jaime Fletcher will be in the Main Event at CXF

California Xtreme Fighting (“CXF”) returns on Thursday, October 30, 2008 with the kick off of its new Thursday Night Fight Series. CXF will hold its third professional Mixed Martial Arts Card at a new venue, the El Monte Expo Center and Guanatos Bar in El Monte, CA.

This new venue will allow CXF to bring its exciting MMA cards to a larger audience in a bigger and better venue for fighting. Each month, CXF will bring fight fans a different style of fighting, including MMA, Boxing, and Muay Thai/Kickboxing, making CXF the only full scale fighting organization of its kind in the state of California.

In November, CXF is proud to feature the return of former EliteXC Lightweight Champion Karl “KJ” Noons to the boxing ring in a six (6) round 155 lb fight against Ontario’s Alex Bogarin. Noons will also be appearing at the October 30, 2008 MMA card as a special guest.

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Kevin Ferguson is back in the gym

by:  Jack Bratcher

We all know what happened on Oct. 4 in Sunrise Florida when an enormously inflated persona named Kimbo Slice went into the ring with Kevin Ferguson as his own shadow. This shadow was everything Ferguson was not; it was the hype, the media, the uneducated, it said he was one of the best in the world, a top ten fighter. But it was only a shadow that disappeared as soon as the light of Seth Petruzelli’s experience shown upon it.

Wouldn’t it be nice if that shadow known as Kimbo Slice never came back but rather the man, Kevin Ferguson emerged from those ashes like a phoenix rising, or at the very least like a blackbird fluttering? Let it die man. Let the myth of Kimbo die like so many fairy-tales. Let it die like when a kid finally discovers Santa Claus is a farce and your parents lied to you for years. Sure, you’re mad at your parents for lying but at least now you know the truth. Sure, Kimbo is dead but at least now the truth of Kevin Ferguson can live.

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Dana White hopes Strikeforce gets 10 million viewers

Dana White hopes Strikeforce gets ten million viewers next week on NBC.  He has nothing bad to say about them cause “they are doing it the right way,” says the UFC President.  What do you think would happen if they really did get that many viewers? Dana also invites Kevin Ferguson (Kimbo Slice) onto The Ultimate … Read more

Inside the numbers: Sean Sherk vs. Tyson Griffin

Probably the most interesting fight statistically from UFC 90 was the Fight of the Night between Sean Sherk and Tyson Griffin. Our friends over at CompuStrike have it all broke down for us.  Sherk was the winner by unanimous decision and here’s why:

Griffin
Sherk
113/332
Total Strikes Landed/Thrown
132/307
34%
Percentage
43%
90/295
Total Arm Strikes Landed/Thrown
107/273
31%
Percentage
39%
83
Power Strikes Landed
102
7
Clinch Strikes Landed
5
13/24
Total Leg Strikes Landed/Thrown
23/30
54%
Percentage
77%
10
Kicks Landed
16
3
Knees Landed
7
10/13
Ground Strikes Landed/Thrown
2/4
77%
Percentage
50%
0
Takedowns
3
0
Submission Attempts
0
0
Reversals
0
0
Dominant Positions
2

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Elite Combat League hits Tulsa on Nov. 1

On November 1st Elite Combat League will host a mixed martial arts show at the brand new Spirit Bank Event Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The show will consist of 24 talented mixed martial art fighters from around the country for 12 exciting fights including a main event Title Fight.

The event will also feature the pro debut of PRO MMA & TAGG Radio sponsored fighter, Billy “24/7” MacDonald as he steps into the ring against a young man from Memphis, Jacob Noe, also making his pro debut.  Good luck Billy; make us proud.

Rich Franklin is also scheduled to make a special appearance at the event and will be available to sign autographs.

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Sean Sherk discusses UFC 90 performance

Sean Sherk discusses his Fight of the Night performance at UFC 90 in Chicago against “Fight of the Night connoisseur,” Tyson Griffin. Sherk talks about what seems to have impressed people the most; his boxing. His boxing looked absolutely amazing with crisp clean shots thrown in combinations of power. He wants one more fight against … Read more

Could Robbie Lawler be headed to the UFC?

by: Jack Bratcher

Robbie Lawler left the UFC in 2004 after two straight losses, first to Nick Diaz at UFC 47 by KO and then to Evan Tanner (R.I.P.) at UFC 50 by Triangle Choke. At the time he was still fairly young and brash.

Now think about this for a moment, since Robbie Lawler left the UFC in 2004 he has lost, count em’…one fight, that’s right, to Jason “Mayhem” Miller (where the hell is he?). And even that was two years ago.

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