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Sylvia and Alexander to Co-Headline Updated Adrenaline IV Fight Card

Tim Sylvia. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia and heavy-handed fan-favorite Houston Alexander will co-headline Monte Cox’s “Adrenaline MMA IV” show, which is slated to take place on September 18 in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

The event will be televised live in North America on HDNet. UFC veterans Chad Reiner, Forrest Petz,  and Joe Vedepo will also compete on the event’s televised main card.

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Inoue Returns to Action at Saturday’s X-1

Chad Reiner throws a left hand at Anthony Johnson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Former longtime Superbrawl/ICON Sport middleweight champion and two-time PRIDE veteran Egan Inoue will come out of a five-year retirement this Saturday to take on HDNet Fights veteran Hans Marrero at X-1’s “Legends” event at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Inoue has not fought since being stopped by fellow former ICON Sport title holder Jason “Mayhem” Miller in December 2003. Before the loss, Inoue had won six out of his past eight bouts, including submission wins over Joe Doerksen and John Alessio.

Marrero, who requested the matchup against Inoue on his behalf, has not fought since being defeated by current “Ultimate Fighter” participant C.B. Dollaway at HDNet Fights inaugural show last October. Marrero has lost his last three fights.

The co-main event will see current X-1 welterweight champion and Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Chad Reiner defend his title against Brandon Wolff. Local favorite Ray Cooper will also be returning to active competition after a two-year hiatus against Richie Whitson for the vacant X-1 lightweight title.

The complete fight card for the event is as follows:

Hans Marrero vs Egan Inoue
Chad Reiner vs. Brandon Wolff
Richie Whitson vs. Ray Cooper
Dylan Clay vs. Ronald Jhun
Michael Brightmon vs. Kolo Koka
Kana Hyatt vs. Albert Manners
Brandon Visher vs. Lorenzo Moreno
Sean Sakata vs. Johnavan Visante

Hardy Survives, Stops Reiner at Cage Warriors

Chad Reiner throws a left hand at Anthony Johnson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Talented English striker Dan Hardy fought off a slew of early submission attempts before finally stopping Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Chad Reiner and regaining his Cage Warriors welterweight title at the promotion’s latest show Saturday night in Nottingham, England.

It was obvious that Reiner wanted to end the fight early as he displayed a variety of submission attempts throughout the first round, including a standing guillotine that nearly forced Hardy to tap. Hardy continually stuffed multiple takedown attempts in the second round before finally letting his hands go in the third.

Hardy caught Reiner with a hard knee and then followed up with a straight right hand that sent Reiner stumbling to the canvas. Hardy pounced on his opponent and finished things off with a flurry of strikes that forced the referee to stop the fight.

Lightweight prospect Andre Winner suffered his second career loss in losing a majority decision to France native Bendy Casimir.

Complete results from the event:

Peter McGurk def. Richard Whitmore - KO (Punch) 
Eugene Fadiora def. Dave Bownds - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Lee Livingstone def. Adam Bairstow - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Clifford Hall def. Nigel Whitear - Submission (Guillotine)
Dean Amasinger def. Jason Muldoon - Submission (Kimura)
Jim Wallhead def. Tom Haddock - Submission (Strikes)
Martin Stapleton def. David Johnston - Unanimous Decision
Matt Thorpe def. Mark O’Toole - Submission (Kimura)
Bendy Casimir def. Andre Winner - Majority Decision
Cengiz Dana def. Ian Butlin - Submission (Heel Hook)
Dan Hardy def. Chad Reiner - TKO (Strikes)

Hardy-Reiner Headlines Tomorrow’s Cage Warriors

Chad Reiner throws a left hand at Anthony Johnson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Chad Reiner will tangle with talented English striker Dan Hardy for the vacant Cage Warriors welterweight title at the promotion’s latest show tomorrow night in Nottingham, England.

Since dropping his two straight bouts in his only UFC stint to date, Reiner has bounced back to win his last four fights. He last stopped fellow welterweight Mark Moreno with strikes at an X-1 event in January.

Hardy has won seven of his last eight fights. Most recently, he submitted Manuel Garcia by way of strikes in December.

“When I met Chad in Florida, he was respectful and I have no bad feelings towards him personally,” Hardy said in a recent press release sent out to the media. “However this Saturday night is strictly business. When someone steps into the cage with me they better be ready because I’m throwing everything with bad intentions.”

Lightweight contender Andre Winner will also be in action, taking on Cage Rage veteran Bendy Casimir.

Bosse Loses Heartbreaker to Larenas at TKO 31

Steve Bosse throws a right against Jody Burke at TKO 30. Photo by Al Quintero.

Montreal’s most popular hockey enforcer suffered the first defeat of his young but promising career as Steve Bosse put together two decisive rounds only to ultimately end up losing in the final stanza to former TKO Heavyweight Champion Icho Larenas in front of over 6,000 at the Bell Centre in Montreal that came to see TKO 31: Young Guns.

Bosse was the aggressor from the start of the bout. While Larenas (4-3) refused to back down compared to opponents that have encountered Bosse (2-1) in the past, it was clear that the ability to control the pace of the fight was clearly in Bosse’s favor. He peppered Larenas with combinations throughout the first two rounds to gain the advantage on the judge’s scorecards.

The third round began in a similar fashion compared to the first two but that all changed when Larenas opted to take Bosse down to the mat. A visibly fatigued Bosse looked out of place on his back and the former champion took advantage, delivering an assault of unanswered strikes that eventually forced referee Yves Lavigne to stop the bout.

After the fight, Larenas let everyone know he’s back for good after taking time away from the sport to deal with some personal issues.

“I want to fight anyone and everyone,” said Larenas. I don’t care who it might be. I’m back full-time and I’m training hard. It’s time to get my belt back.”

The win over Bosse sets up a potential championship rematch between Larenas and Krzysztof Soszynski at some point next year.

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X-1: World Events Results

Analu Brash def. Doug Hiu - Submission (Americana)
Brennan Kamaka def. Curtis Pedro - TKO (Strikes)
Kana Hyatt def. Ed Newalu - Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
Chad Reiner def. Mark Moreno - Submission (Kimura)

UFC Fight Night 10 Medical Suspensions

The Florida Boxing Commission has released the list of medical suspensions issued to fighters that participate in June 12th’s UFC Fight Night 10:

Spencer Fisher - Medically suspended for 45 days. Received stitches over both eyes to close cuts sustained during his fight.

Sam Stout - Medically suspended for an indefinite amount of time. Taken to hospital for observation after his fight. Must receive medical clearance before participating again.

Jordan Radaev - Medically suspended for an indefinite amount of time. Taken to hospital for observation after his fight. Must receive medical clearance before participating again.

Nate Mohr - Sustained broken right hand. Must receive medical clearance from an orthopedic surgeon in order to return to action.

Chad Reiner - Medically suspended for 90 days.

UFC Fight Night 10 Live Blog

Tonight we will be going live at 9 PM EST, covering UFC Fight Night 10 with one of our patented live blogs. Be sure to leave some comments throughout the night…

While you are waiting for the event to start, feel free to check out our coverage of the event which includes predictions, media coverage, and much more:

UFC Fight Night 10 Weigh-In Results
Tap Selections: UFC Fight Night 10
UFC Fight Night 10 Media Roundup
Anthony Johnson Replaces Steve Bruno

UFC Fight Night 10

Televised Bouts:

Spencer Fisher vs Sam Stout
Jon Fitch vs Roan Carneiro
Drew McFedries vs Jordan Radev

Preliminary Bouts:

Jason Black vs Thiago Tavares
Pete Spratt vs Tamdan McCrory
Luigi Fioravanti vs Forrest Petz
Gleison Tibau vs Jeff Cox
Nate Mohr vs Luke Caudillo
Chad Reiner vs Anthony Johnson

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Anthony Johnson Replaces Steve Bruno

The Fight Network is reporting that Anthony Johnson (3-0) will replace Steve Bruno at UFC Fight Night 10 when he faces Chad Reiner (13-2) in a welterweight showdown.

Anthony Johnson is replacing Steve Bruno who was forced to withdraw from the fight due to a torn rotator cuff. Anthony Johnson is a veteran of Pangea Fights and Rocky Mountain Nationals-MMA promotion with a record of 3-0 and victories over Keith Wilson, Rich Moskowitch, and Jonathan Romero.

CKA: Jun 5, 2007

News and Notes

- The updated MMA on Tap Top 10 will be posted later today…

- Steve Bruno has been taken off the card for June 12’s UFC Fight Night 10 after sustaining an injury during a practice session last Friday. A replacement opponent for Chad Reiner, whom Bruno was slated to face, has not yet been announced.

- Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer shot down heavy rumors regarding the possibility that the NSAC denied Frank Mir the opportunity to take on Tim Sylvia at UFC 74. In fact, the bout was never even taken to the commission in the first place. That doesn’t mean that the bout would still be approved however based on what Kizer stated earlier today in an email sent to various MMA media outlets:

That fight has not been presented to me, and thus no ‘denial’ has been made. I was asked about the match-up by a reporter and said I would have a hard time approving that fight unless I see a quality win from Mr. Mir first. However, I will keep an open mind.

- Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell will be on Late Night with David Letterman this Thursday on CBS…

- The Fight Network is reporting that the six fighters who were tested for performance enhancing drugs after UFC 71 all passed with flying colors:

The Nevada State Athletic Commission announced Friday that six fighters – Chuck Liddell, Quinton Jackson, Karo Parisyan, Josh Burkman, Alan Belcher and Sean Salmon – tested negative for steroids and stimulants prior to May 26’s UFC 71. Drugs of abuse tests results are still pending.

Video of the Day

Radio Schedule
MMA Discussions Radio
MMA JumpNow
12-1 PM EST - TAGG Radio
3-4 PM EST - The Fight Network Radio
9-10 PM EST - MMAWeekly’s Sound Off
11 PM EST - Knockout Radio

Media Links

Sherdog: Minute-by-Minute: K-1 “Dynamite!! USA
UFC: Fisher Looks for Redemption in Rematch with Stout
Yahoo! Sports: Best of the best?

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