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Rock the Vote: Strikeforce Title Bouts

Nick Diaz and Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza will put their respective Strikeforce belts on the line just hours from now, but will face tough opposition in doing so. Who will walk away as champions?

Fight of the Week: Pulver vs. Lundqvist

From XFO 38 this past weekend, here's former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver picking up a much-needed win over local Illinois product Mike Lindquist.

UFC Fight for the Troops II Live Chat

We will be hosting our first-ever live chat to coincide with Spike's live broadcast of the "UFC Fight for the Troops II" main card. The chat will begin at 9 PM ET.

Televised fights will include the main event between lightweight contenders Melvin Guillard and Evan Dunham as well as a heavyweight clash between Matt Mitrione and Tim Hague.

The chat window is available after the jump and a replay will be available shortly after tonight's event. All are welcome to participate.

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Rock the Vote: Dunham or Guillard?

A pivotal matchup in the UFC’s lightweight division is only days away. So who do you have? Will Melvin’s Guillard’s sprawl and brawl game be enough to overcome Evan Dunham’s slick submissions, or will Dunham bounce back from a controversial loss to Sean Sherk?

Quick Hits: WEC 47 Gate, Karalexis-Pettis & More


Alex Karalexis. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

- According to the Ohio Athletic Commission, WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz drew a live attendance of 8,700 and a gate of $401,000. The commission also announced that Brian Bowles, Dominick Cruz, Joseph Benavidez, Javier Vazquez, L.C. Davis, and Bart Palaszewski all passed their post-fight drug tests. [MMAWeekly.com]

- UFC veteran Alex Karalexis will battle Anthony Pettis in a lightweight affair at WEC 48: Aldo vs. Faber. Karalexis and Pettis were originally slated to fight at WEC 43 but the fight was scrapped due to an injury. WEC 48 will mark the promotions first foray on pay-per-view as they showcase a world class card that includes Jose Aldo vs. Urijah Faber, Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone, and Mike Brown vs. Manvel Gamburyan. [Sherdog.com]

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MMA on Tap March 2010 Rankings

Dominick Cruz stopped Brian Bowles to leap to the top of the bantamweight rankings.  Photo courtesy of WEC.tv

Here are the latest MMA on Tap fighter rankings. We will be updating these every month or whenever an adjustment is needed, like after a major event for example. The rankings break down into seven different lists of ten, each of them by division.

This past weekend’s WEC results shook up the top of the bantamweight rankings pretty significantly.  Dominick Cruz and Joseph Benavidez both jumped up with their resounding wins in Columbus, Ohio.  The other significant move saw Paulo Thiago enter the welterweight rankings off his stoppage of previously ranked Mike Swick.

If you ever want to compare these with your own or just take a look at the latest update, you can find them under the Top 10 category in our features section.  The rankings were tabulated by the members of the MMA on Tap staff. Feel free to chime in with your own lists, thoughts, and suggestions via a comment.

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MMA on Tap February 2010 Rankings

Strikeforce Welterweight Champ Nick Diaz

They’re BACK!!!  Here are the latest MMA on Tap fighter rankings. We will be updating these every month or whenever an adjustment is needed, like after a major event for example. The rankings break down into seven different lists of ten, each of them by division.

The most significant move of late sees Nick Diaz break into Welterweight ranking following his destruction of Marius Zaromskis in Strikeforce.  The bout marked the return of Diaz to the welterweight division and his defeat of the highly regarded Zaromskis earned him the Strikeforce Welterweight Title.

If you ever want to compare these with your own or just take a look at the latest update, you can find them under the ?Top 10? category in our features section. A fighter?s previous ranking is listed in parenthesis after his name. The rankings were tabulated by the members of the MMA on Tap staff. Feel free to chime in with your own lists, thoughts, and suggestions via a comment.

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Fight of the Day: Edwards vs. Ludwig

From Strikeforce’s “Destruction” event in November 2008, here’s longtime UFC fighter Yves Edwards taking on fellow seasoned veteran Duane Ludwig in a lightweight matchup.

Fight of the Day: Kennedy vs. Rivera

From the International Fight League’s World Grand Prix Finals event in December 2007, here’s Army veteran Tim Kennedy, who will be in action against undefeated prospect Zac Cummings at this weekend’s Strikeforce Challengers show, facing Elias Rivera.

Sengoku “Tenth Battle” Live Results


Antonio Silva and Jim York. Photo courtesy of World Victory Road.

We will be going live at 3:00 PM ET with live results of this morning’s “Sengoku Tenth Battle” event, which will take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The show will air live on HDNet for those in North America.

2004 Olympic judo silver medalist Hiroshi Izumi will meet New Zealand kickboxer Antz Nansen in the professional debut for both fighters in the fight card’s main event. Additional bouts slated to take place include a heavyweight matchup pitting former EliteXC heavyweight champion Antonio Silva against Jim York and a welterweight bout involving Nick Thompson and Dan Hornbuckle.

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