Michael Bisping’s return to consciousness

Admittedly, Michael “The Count” Bisping is embarrassed by his knockout loss to Dan Henderson at UFC 100 back in July. The Count is ready to put the past behind him and start rebuilding his reputation by taking on a tough Denis Kang at UFC 105. Kang is coming off a unanimous decision victory over “Professor … Read more

Warrior 4 Life – “Professor X” moves forward after UFC release – PRO MMA exclusive interview

Cage Rage veteran Xavier Foupa-Pokam, a.k.a. “Professor X,” made his UFC debut against Denis Kang at UFC 97. Unfortunately for Xavier, the first-time UFC jitters got the better of him and he lost the decision.

Not one to rest on his laurels, and ready to jump right back in there a month later to fill in for the injured James Irvin, Professor X was asked by the company to face Drew McFedries at UFC 98. It was his second chance to show UFC fans what he was made of.

This time the fight did not go to decision. McFedries caught the Professor with a punch early on, he was able to capitalize on it with a flurry, which in turn caused the ref to stop the fight at the 0:37 mark of the opening round. Subsequently, after two fights and one month, “Professor X” was released from the UFC.

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UFC releases “Professor X”

After two disappointing losses in only two fights inside the Octagon, Xavier Foupa-Pokam has officially been released by the UFC.

PRO MMA (promma.info) has confirmed with Foupa-Pokam’s agent, Ken Pavia, that his client has indeed been cut from the UFC roster. “That is confirmed and accurate. We can rebuild him,” Pavia stated after being asked for confirmation of the release.

Foupa-Pokam, better known as “Professor X”, earned his spot in the UFC after amassing a 20-9 professional MMA record, with a seven fight win streak. The UFC had big expectations for the devastating middleweight striker from France, but those expectations were short lived.

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UFC 98 Spotlight: Xavier Foupa-Pokam “Professor X” – PRO MMA exclusive interview

On April 18, 2009 an ominous Xavier Foupa-Pokam entered the UFC cage for the first time and battled veteran Denis Kang to a decision. On May 23 Xavier Foupa-Pokam, better known as “Professor X”, will make his second appearance inside the Octagon as he takes on Drew McFedries at UFC 98 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

26-year-old Snake Team member “Professor X” is an extremely athletic 6’1″ middleweight from France; a Cage Rage veteran and muay-thai specialist who is also dangerous on the ground. He carries a professional MMA record of 20-9 with 11 (T)KOs and 7 submissions. Rarely will you see a “Professor X” fight go to decision. In 2007 he appeared on the History Channel’s “The Human Weapon” as a Savate instructor.

PRO MMA (promma.info) recently had the opportunity to speak with the Professor about a number of topics including his opinion of his UFC debut performance, his upcoming fight at UFC 98, the Snake Team, MMA in France, the origin of his nickname, the UFC Middleweight Champ, his future, and more. PRO MMA (promma.info) proudly presents the mysterious “Professor X.”

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UFC 97: REDEMPTION – PRO MMA staff picks

Once again the PRO MMA (promma.info) elders make their predictions. The event is UFC 97: REDEMPTION going down this Saturday night, April 18th in Montreal, Canada. The headliner is a UFC Middleweight Title fight between Champion Anderson Silva and Thales Leites. 

Take a look at our predictions, see if you agree or disagree, and let us know why. Submit your picks as well.

Anderson Silva vs. Thales Leites
Denny Hodge: I don’t think Leites is going to be successful at getting the champ to the ground, to show us his world class ground game. Silva by TKO in Round 2.
Jeff Howard: Silva over Leites-I think Leites has a chance, if he can get Silva down. With that said, Leites’ chin is like glass and he will get crushed trying to take Anderson down.
Eddie Constantine: Silva by TKO RD2 – Silva should be able to overpower Leites, wearing him out as Thales attempts to take Anderson down tiring him out in the process.
Jack Bratcher: Silva wins in round one via (T)KO (strikes) because he can.

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Meet your UFC rookies: UFN 18 & UFC 97

Jesse Sanders: UFC rookie fighting at UFN 18 vs. Brock Larson

It is time once again for PRO MMA (promma.info) to release our UFC rookie update. What we try to do is give our readers the opportunity to at least get somewhat familiar with UFC newcomers who will be appearing on upcoming cards. In this edition of “Meet your UFC rookies” we will take a look at the next two UFC cards; Ultimate Fight Night 18 and UFC 97: Redemption. Just on these two cards alone, there will be seven fighters who have never fought in the UFC. Some of them most likely you have heard of or seen fight and there are probably one or two you have not. So take a couple of minutes and get to know the new blood. It is quite possible one of these newcomers could be a future UFC champion.

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