The UFC has announced that Diego Sanchez and Karo Parisyan will fight in the main event of an August 17th Ultimate Fight Night that will precede the premiere of The Ultimate Fighter 4 on Spike TV.
I’m guessing that this will be another fight to narrow down the list of contenders in the welterweight division, but is it really doing that? After all, does the winner of this matchup meet BJ Penn? With Sean Sherk supposedly moving down to lightweight, I don’t see Joe Silva being able to match Penn up with anyone right now. If they do make him wait for the victor of Sanchez-Parisyan, that’s a pretty long layoff for BJ…
In an exciting night of fights at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, spectators were able to witness many of the favored fighters garner victories, with the exception of Phil Baroni, who fell victim to Kazuo Misaki, losing by decision.
UFC veteran Evan Tanner has opened up to his fans in a big way lately - making daily posts in his blog concerning personal events ongoing in his life.
The Pat Miletich-led Silverbacks defeated the Tiger Sharks to claim the IFL’s first league championship.
Eddie Alvarez took home Mixed Fighting Championship’s first ever welterweight championship, stopping Derrick Noble one minute into the first round at MFC’s USA vs Russia III this weekend.
The IFL announced today that Pat Miletich and Renzo Gracie will fight in a future bout that will be the first in a series of fights between league coaches.
MMA media personality Ryan Bennett died in a car accident on Wednesday at the age of 35. Bennett’s vehicle rolled on a Utah highway and he was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife and two children remain hospitalized. Bennett was the co-founder of MMAWeekly.com and a former UFC broadcaster.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Ryan’s family and friends…
The International Fight League is set to announce the addition of four new teams and coaches at a press conference this weekend. The new coaches are expected to be named as followed:
Chris Leben will attempt to stay undefeated in the Octagon and move up the middleweight rankings when he takes on Anderson Silva at the UFC’s Ultimate Fight Night on June 28th.
MMAWeekly.com is reporting that Bas Rutten will make his return to MMA and take on Kimo Leopoldo at WFA’s King of the Streets on July 22nd in Los Angeles. Rutten hasn’t fought since winning the UFC Heavyweight title from Kevin Randleman in 1999.