Lorenzo Fertitta discusses Flash sale – Frankie Edgar confirmed for B.J. Penn

Lorenzo Fertitta discusses his role in the global expansion of the UFC and how bringing Abu-Dhabi’s Flash Entertainment on board will help this cause dramatically. He also squashes the rumor that Renzo Gracie helped facilitate the deal. Another interesting detail revealed is Flash will now own more UFC equity than Dana White. They will own … Read more

Inside MMA: 12-18-09


Kenny Rice and the “Santa of Slam” Bas Rutten are joined by Jake Shields, Frankie Edgar, and Brian Stann.

Shields talks about the impact of Dan Henderson’s signing with Strikeforce and an upcoming potential title bout between the two. Edgar discusses whether or not he is ready for a UFC lightweight title shot with BJ Penn, while Brian Stann discusses his military service and his future in the light heavyweight division.

Also, reporter Ron Kruck heads to Las Vegas to share an exclusive feature on the growth of gambling in the MMA world, and how to interpret what the odds mean when you bet on a fighter. Part 2 after the jump…

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Jake Shields, Brian Stann, and Frankie Edgar are guests on tonight’s “Inside MMA” on HDNet

Kenn Rice and Bas Rutten host Inside MMA

Upbeat panel of MMA stars discuss their recent successes with Kenny and Bas Friday, December 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET

WHAT: HDNet’s “Inside MMA” features a trio of fighters on winning streaks this Friday, December 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

This episode has it all!  Jake Shields talks to Bas and Kenny about the impact of Dan Henderson’s signing with Strikeforce and an upcoming potential title bout between the two.  Frankie Edgar tells the world whether or not he is ready to try to take the UFC lightweight title away from BJ Penn, while Brian Stann discusses his military service and his future in the light heavyweight division.

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Nelson, Bocek, Edgar and Veach, each pocket $25,000 for TUF 10 finale “fight-night” bonuses

The UFC announced that Roy Nelson, Mark Bocek, Frankie Edgar and Matt Veach, each earned $25,000 fight-night bonuses for their performances at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale.

The event took place Saturday night at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas and aired live on Spike TV.

The night’s “Knockout of the Night” award went to Roy Nelson, Edgar and Veach scrapped their way to “Fight of the Night” bonuses for each, while the “Submission of the Night” award went to Mark Bocek.

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TUF 10 Finale results & play-by-play commentary

Roy Nelson takes on Brendan Schaub to see who becomes the next "Ultimate Fighter."

ProMMA.info brings you live play-by-play commentary and results of tonight’s “TUF 10 Finale” taking place at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Roy Nelson and Brendan Schaub battle it out to see who is season ten’s heavyweight Ultimate Fighter. Kimbo Slice makes his official UFC debut against Houston Alexander, and Matt Hamill takes on Jon “Bones” Jones to see who advances up the light heavyweight ladder.

Quick Results:

•Mark Bocek def. Joe Brammer by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (3:36)
•John Howard def. Dennis Hallman by KO (punch) Rd 3 (4:55)
•Brian Stann def. Rodney Wallace by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
•Jon Madsen def. Justin Wren by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
•James McSweeney def. Darrill Schoonover by TKO (strikes) Rd 3 (3:20)
•Matt Mitrione def. Marcus Jones by Knockout (punches) Rd 2 (:10)
•Frankie Edgar def. Matt Veach by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (2:22)
•Kimbo Slice def. Houston Alexander by unanimous decsion (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
•Matt Hamill def. Jone “Bones” Jones by disqualification Rd 1
•Roy “Big Country” Nelson def. Brendan Schaub by knockout (punch) Rd 1 (3:45)

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TUF 10 Finale weigh-in results

The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale weigh-ins took place on Friday, Dec. 4, at the Key West Ballroom at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. Both Matt Hamill and his opponent Jon Jones came in a the light heavyweight non-title limit of 206 lbs. “TUF 10″ finalist Brendan Schaub came in at 240 lbs., while his heavyweight … Read more

TUF 10 Finale video extravaganza – interviews with Kimbo, Alexander, Schaub, Nelson, Hamill, Jones, Mitrione, Big Baby, Edgar, Veach


Kimbo Slice and Houston Alexander prepare for a battle – A fight between two ex-street fighters will ensure excitement at TUF Heavyweights Finale on Saturday Dec. 5th at 9pm on Spike.

More main card fighters share their thoughts after the jump…

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PROMMA.INFO writers poll – September lightweight rankings

B.J. Penn is the undisputed number one lightweight fighter in the world.
B.J. Penn is the undisputed number one lightweight fighter in the world.

The PROMMA.INFO writers poll is a compilation of all the website’s writers. These rankings represent the collective view of all our staff.

Lightweight

1. BJ Penn – UFC Champion
Last Fight
After his loss to Georges St. Pierre many MMA pundits were questioning BJ Penn’s superiority. However, Penn came through in a big way against Kenny Florian, as he emphatically submitted him in the fourth round.
Next Fight
Penn will put his UFC title on the line against Diego Sanchez at UFC 107 on Dec. 12.

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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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UFC 98 post-fight press conference video

The UFC 98 post-fight presser starts out with the live gate and fight night bonus announcements then immediately the press starts in on Machida, trying to wrap their brains around what they witnessed with his utter decimation of Rashad Evans.

PART 1 – LYOTO MACHIDA

PART 2 & 3 after the jump…

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