Coffee and Kick Ass

CKA: Feb 01, 2007

News and Notes

- The Fight Network will be televising the EliteXC debut show live at 10 PM EST on February 10th.

- UFC and PRIDE veteran Kevin “The Monster” Randleman has been released from the hospital after he suffered near kidney failure.

- Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Alistair Overeem will face off in the ring PRIDE 33: Second Coming.

- Canadian welterweight Jeff Joslin is scheduled to face Kuniyoshi Hironaka on April 5th live on Spike TV.

- Tonight on ‘Inside the UFC’, Joe Rogan will sit down and talk to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and his opponent Travis Lutter.

- Be sure to check out our newly created rumors page. We’ve updated the PRIDE 33 card with Overeem vs. Rua.

- Sherdog has announced that they will be going live 3 days a week starting February 12th. The show will run from 1PM - 5PM EST with 2 hour episodes of ‘The Beatdown’ and ‘The Savage Dog Show’. The show will also have updates at the top of every hour. For the users who cannot listen live, there will still be a podcast available through iTunes.

- Elvis Sinosic has signed a new deal with the UFC and it looks like his next fight will be in April. It also looks like Gonzaga will be fighting on one of the UFC cards in April.

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CKA: Jan 31, 2007

News and Notes

- Kevin Randleman has officially been released from the hospital. He has been told by doctors to take some time off and let his body heal up and get back to normal, something he didn’t do after undergoing multiple surgeries last year, thus his body giving out on him earlier this month…

- UFC Fight Night 8 on Spike TV last week drew an overall rating of 1.7.

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CKA: Jan 29, 2007

News and Notes

- Icon Sport has announced that it has signed Renato Verissimo to a multi-fight deal. Verissimo will make his debut at the organization’s February 9th event…

- Jason “Mayhem” Miller is rumored to be on the next WEC card which will take place on March 24th.

- Team Quest member Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou has signed a multi-fight contract with Pride. He will make his debut at Pride 33 where he will take on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira…

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CKA: Jan 28, 2007

News and Notes

- Rory Markham will not be participating in the Quad Cities Silverbacks’s IFL season opener because of him recovering from laser eye surgery…

“What I had in my eye is what they call a 3% retinal hole,” said Rory. “[They call it 3%] because that’s how big the hole was. It’s impact induced, so it’s from getting hit in the eye over the course of the last couple of months.

It can lead to a retinal detachment eventually, which is a very serious injury that sometimes leads to blindness,” exclaimed Rory. “Luckily I caught it early enough in stage one, that’s the earliest you can catch it.”

Markham continued, “I went in, they welded it up, and the IFL paid for it. They [the IFL] made good on their promise to insure us as fighters, which I can do nothing but thank them for that.”

- Krzysztof Soszynski has pulled out of his matchup against Ben Rothwell next weekend because of an injury he suffered while training last week.

- Kid Yamamoto suffered an arm injury during his 2007 Emperor’s Cup semi-final match and will not be able to compete to make Japan’s Olympic wrestling team…

CKA: Jan 27, 2007

News and Notes

- World Best Fighter has announced the updated card for it’s event on February 3rd - Fearless One - in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The announcement comes at the hands of headliner Tank Abbott dropping out of the fight because of injury. He will be replaced by Justin Eilers…

The updated card:

Justin Eilers vs Ji Hoon Kim
Mike Massenzio vs Okuda Masakatsu
Greg Soto vs Hyun Kyu Lim
Lee Gibson vs Jong Man Kim
Jon Murphy vs Wee Seung Bae
Mike Murray vs Tim Troxell
Lyman Good vs Julio Cruz
Brenden Barrett vs John Doyle
Lennox Chance vs He Teng
Peter Kaljevic vs Dai Shuang Hai
Aaron Miesner vs Ao Hai Lin
David Cummings vs Tai Quan Zhang
Zao Zi Long vs Yu Yang Rae

CKA: Jan 26, 2007

News and Notes

- Last night’s results from UFC Fight Night Live for those that aren’t aware of them:

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CKA: Jan 25, 2007

News and Notes

- Chris Price failed to make 185 lbs for his fight against Ed Herman as he weighed in at 192 lbs. Herman decided to take the fight even though his opponent could make weight.

- Here is a rundown of what will be on ‘Inside the UFC’ tomorrow night.

* The UFC’s newest addition Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will go one-on-one with host Joe Rogan.
* There will be a feature on the nerves fighters experience before a fight.
* They will take a look at the art of tattoos and their significance to UFC fighters.

- Melvin Guillard has pulled out of his fight at UFC 67 and his replacement will be Diego Saraiva.

- UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture will appear on season two of “Pros vs. Joes” at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

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CKA: Jan 24, 2007

News and Notes

- Rage in the Cage has announced the finalized card for their event this Saturday night…

Rich Beecroft vs Gilbert Aldana
Lars Haven vs Bryan Pardoe
David Valadez vs Billy Terry
Jason Harris vs Jeff Horlacher
William Diaz vs Joe Cronin
Jeremy Floyd vs Ray Robinson
Robert Meehan vs Danny Martinez
Lyle Tenfingers vs George Hartman
Jason Parent vs Mike Mada
Tomas Rodriguez vs Joe Martin
Omur Corr vs Mike Peterson
Nick Smith vs Austin Pascucci
Doug Moore vs Derithe Harper
Ty Gilstrap vs Adam Alband

- Duane Ludwig till take on Shinya Kamuzawa at Ring of Fire 28: Evolution on February 28th…

- Benji Radach is the newest member of the IFL’s Los Angeles Anacondas. He will be fighting at middleweight for coach Bas Rutten.

- Shooto World Welterweight Champion Tatsuyva Kawajiri relinquished his title yesterday after announcing he would be able to defend his belt at the next Shooto event on February 17th because of a broken left thumb.

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CKA: Jan 23, 2007

News and Notes

- The next WEC show will be March 24th at The Joint in Las Vegas, Nevada.

- PRIDE has added the following bouts to their upcoming show Pride 33: Second Coming:

* Takanori Gomi vs. Nick Diaz
* Hayato Sakurai vs. Mac Danzig
* Kazuo Misaki vs. Frank Trigg
* Kazuhiro Nakamura vs. Travis Wiuff

- Matt Lindland has confirmed through ‘The Fight Network’ that he signed a three-fight deal with BodogFight. All of the fights will take place in the heavyweight division.

- It’s looking like Tito Oritz vs. Forrest Griffin II is a strong possibility for UFC 70 in Manchester.

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CKA: Jan 22, 2007

News and Notes

- Nick Diaz will be fighting on the upcoming PRIDE USA show. It is expected that he’ll fight PRIDE Lightweight Champion Takanori Gomi.

- Drew McFedries will fight Martin Kampmann at UFC 68: The Uprising.

- We have confirmed that Hayato Sakurai will face Mac Danzig at PRIDE 33.

- Matt Lindland confirmed on ‘The Beatdown’ that he will in fact be fighting Fedor Emelianenko.

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