Here are the results of the 2006 K-1 World Grand Prix in Las Vegas that took place last night.
Former WWE superstar Brock Lesnar has made it official that he will be making his MMA debut in October for the K-1 Hero’s show. Last night Lesnar was invited to the ring where he made it official that he’d be fighting for K-1. UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie also entered the ring and stated that he’d be helping Lesnar prepare for his fight.
Cage Rage has announced that Pride veteran Murilo “Ninja” Rua will face UFC and Pride veteran Mark Weir at Cage Rage 18. Other fights set to take place on the September 30th card include Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro vs. Abdul Mohamed, Mark Epstein vs. Ian Freeman, Tony Fryklund vs. Alex Reid and more.
UFC President Dana White has told the Calgary Sun that the much anticipated matchup between Chuck Liddell and Wanderlei Silva may now not even happen.
“I don’t even know if Silva’s going to happen,” said Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He cited problems in dealing with the Japan-based Pride Fighting Championships that is home to Silva.
White also added that UFC 65 may feature the winner of Liddell-Babalu against the winner or Ortiz-Shamrock if things don’t work out.
Dream Stage Entertainment has revealed a list of fighters set to compete on the upcoming October card in the US. Confirmed to be on the card are Fedor Emelianenko, Phil Baroni and Mark Coleman. PRIDE also named Kevin Randleman, Mirko Cro Cop, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Kazuyuki Fujita, Josh Barnett and Hidehiko Yoshida as possible participants.
Former PRIDE play-by-play announcer Mauro Ranallo will join The Fight Network this September. Ranallo will be the network’s lead news anchor for a Sportscenter-type of show starting later this year.
If you were slated to fight in the UFC, IFL, or any other MMA organization and were asked to provide a theme song for you to walk to the ring to, what would you select?
I’d either go with Alterbridge - Metalingus or Matt Hughes’ entrance song for UFC 52: Slow Roosevelt - Boys Lie, Girls Steal…
In a recent interview with MMA Weekly, Royce Gracie has stated that he wants a rematch with Matt Hughes, who defeated him at UFC 60, and that talks with the UFC are already underway in terms of making the fight happen.
MMAWeekly: Do you want a rematch with Matt Hughes?
Royce Gracie: Of course
MMAWeekly: Are you in negotiations with the UFC to make this fight happen?
Royce Gracie: We are talking to them. We shall see.
MMAWeekly: Touching on Hughes, did you learn anything from the fight? Did he surprise you?
Royce Gracie: No, we knew what he was planning to do. We worked out his gameplan before the fight, and he did exactly what we expected. I over-trained for the fight. That was all. I started training too much, too hard, for too long. He did exactly what we expected.
Alan Belcher will take on Yushin Okami at UFC 62, replacing David Terrell who was forced to pull out due to a sinus infection and a severe case of bronchitis.
At least that’s what Chris Brennan thinks. Brennan was bitten by a brown recluse spider on the outside of his knee. After immediate surgery, Brennan has decided that he will continue training and indeed will be facing Tatsuya Kawajiri at Pride Bushido 12, despite numerous reports stating he was out of the event.