UFC veteran Jake O’Brien did not weigh in for his scheduled light heavyweight tournament bout against Gegard Mousasi. The fighter was present at the weigh in event, but did not step on the scale, because he was reportedly still making weight.
Bad Blood Fuels This Stacked DREAM 15 Card – early morning Saturday, July 10 at 3:00 a.m. ET DALLAS, July 8 /PRNewswire/ — HDNet will feature LIVE coverage of “HDNet Fights: DREAM 15” from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan early morning Saturday, July 10 at 3:00 a.m. ET. A primetime replay will follow on … Read more
MMAFighting has reported that a light heavyweight contest between former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi and Jake O’Brien will soon be official for Dream 15. According to the report, both camps have agreed to the fight it could be finalized in days.
It was announced last week that Shamar Bailey (10-1) will fight Justin Wilcox (8-3) at Strikeforce Challengers on March 27. The bout, which will take place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., will be one of five fights to air live on Showtime. Bailey, who is on a four fight win streak, is … Read more
Stephan Bonnar vs. Mark Coleman
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Title contenders, a former UFC® champion and a handful of rising stars – and that’s just on the undercard. With the undisputed heavyweight title on the line, one of the UFC’s greatest welterweights ever facing his greatest challenge ever and a mixed martial arts legend facing the United Kingdom’s biggest star, the UFC has already secured three main-event-caliber matches for UFC 100. The fight card has the exciting names – now it’s time to watch the exciting fights.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® today confirmed the remaining fights for the historic UFC® 100 event on Saturday, July 11th at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. With an already stacked fight card, including two championship fights, the UFC has added Jon Fitch vs. Paulo Thiago, Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Alan Belcher, Mark Coleman vs. Stephan Bonnar, Mac Danzig vs. Jim Miller, Jon Jones vs. Jake O’Brien, Dong Hyun Kim vs. Jonathan Goulet, CB Dollaway vs. Tom Lawlor and Matt Grice vs. Shannon Gugerty.
PRO MMA (promma.info) will be in Knoxville, Tennessee next weekend covering the Xtreme Fighting Championships as they hold their second show within the state and make their debut on national television.
XFC 8: REGIONAL CONFLICT takes place on April 25th at the Thompson-Boling Arena and will broadcast live exclusively on HDNet.
Among those fighting on the talent-filled card will be Tennessee’s very own MMA cult figure, Johnathan Ivey. Ivey is renowned for his unorthodox fighting style and bizarre cage tactics.
Jake O’Brien is a UFC veteran that is 11-2 overall and 4-2 in the Octagon. He has been the underdog on a number of occasions, including the first time he stood face to face with Pride and UFC veteran Heath Herring (28-14 MMA, 2-3 UFC) at UFN 8. Jake surprised most fans, but not himself when he earned a unanimous decision victory against the heavyweight contender.
Jake’s path would not get any easier as he next faced former UFC Heavyweight Champion Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski (14-6 MMA, 10-4 UFC) at UFC 82 after coming back from a serious neck injury that sidelined him for over a year. O’Brien would go on to lose the fight versus Arlovski and faced additional insult to injury by being released from the UFC.
UFC 94: ST. PIERRE vs PENN 2 takes place tonight, Jan. 31, 2009, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. B.J. Penn, the UFC Lightweight Champion, has moved up to welterweight to try and grab a second title to add to his collection from Georges St. Pierre.
PRELIMINARY CARD QUICK RESULTS:
(WW) Dan Cramer def. Matt Arroyo by split decision
(LHW) Jake O’Brien def. Christian Wellisch by split decision
(WW) John Howard def. Chris Wilson by split decision
(LW) Thiago Tavares def. Manny Gamburyan by unanimous decision
(WW) Jon Fitch def. Akihiro Gono by unanimous decision
MAIN CARD QUICK RESULTS:
(LHW) Jon Jones def. Stephan Bonnar by unanimous decision
(LW) Clay Guida def. Nate Diaz by split decision
(WW) Karo Parisyan def. Dong Hyun Kim by split decision
(LHW) Lyoto Machida def. Thiago Silva by KO in rd.1
(WW) Georges St. Pierre def. B.J. Penn by TKO in rd.4
Here’s a host of video interviews with many of the fighters that will be appearing on the UFC 94 card this weekend. Enjoy.
MACHIDA vs SILVA
more UFC 94 pre-fight video interviews after the jump…