Fight Previews

All Fighters on Weight for Strikeforce Challengers 17

Roger Bowling. Photo courtesy of Strikeforce.

All eighteen fighters scheduled to compete at tomorrow night's Strikeforce Challengers 17 event at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas successfully made weight on Thursday.

The show is headlined by the third meeting between rivals Roger Bowling and Bobby Voelker, who each have a win over one another headed into their rubber match tomorrow night.

Also scheduled for the event's main card is a women's bout between former welterweight champion Sarah Kaufman and former Marine Liz Carmouche as well as a light heavyweight attraction between rising contender Ovince St. Preux and Joe Cason.

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All Fighters on Weight for DREAM Japan GP Final

Gegard Mousasi. Photo courtesy of DREAM.

All sixteen fighters scheduled to compete at DREAM's "Fight for Japan: Japan Grand Prix Final" event on Saturday successfully made weight yesterday afternoon.

Seasoned veteran Drew Fickett originally came in two pounds over the 154-lb limit for his fight against Tatsuya Kawajiri, but  shed the extra weight and hit the required mark a couple of hours later.

The eight-fight card, which will not air live in North America, features a pair of title fights - DREAM light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi taking on Hiroshi Izumi and featherweight title holder Hiroyuki Takaya returning to face Kazuyuki Miyata - as well as the bantamweight grand prix finals featuring submission specialists Masakazu Imanari and Hideo Tokoro.

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Previewing UFC Fight Night 24


Phil Davis. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

The UFC is set for its first-ever trip to Seattle, Washington for UFC Fight Night 24, which will be headlined by a light heavyweight bout pitting undefeated rising prospect Phil Davis against world-ranked seasoned veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

UFC Fight Night 24 also features a pivotal welterweight clash between heavy hitters Dan Hardy and Anthony Johnson as well as a highly-anticipated rematch between Leonard Garcia and Chan-Sung Jung.

The event's main card will air live on Spike TV this evening starting at 10 PM ET. Five preliminary bouts will also stream live on Facebook beginning at 7:30 PM ET.

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Strikeforce “Diaz vs Cyborg” Preview: Main Card


Scott Coker and Nick Diaz. Photo by Esther Lin/Strikeforce.

Strikeforce will air its first large event of the new year at the organization's home base of San Jose, CA, pitting reigning welterweight champion Nick Diaz against dangerous striker Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos.

"Diaz vs. Santos" will also feature Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza defending his middleweight title against Robbie Lawler as well as the returns of Herschel Walker and Roger Gracie.

Here is a look at the event's main card, which airs live on Showtime starting at 10 PM ET. A handful of preliminary bouts will stream on Sherdog.com beginning at 8:15 PM ET.

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Previewing UFC Fight Night 23: Main Card

 


Melvin Guillard. Photo courtesy of Denaro Sports Marketing.

The UFC will hold their second event of the new year this Saturday in the form of UFC Fight Night 23, (or UFC Fight for the Troops II, whatever you want to call it really) which will take place at the Fort Hood military post just outside of Killeen, in hopes of raising money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

A total of eleven fights are scheduled for the card, spearheading by a main event lightweight duel between Evan Dunham and replacement opponent Melvin Guillard. Matt Mitrione and Tim Hague will collide in the co-headliner.

Here is a look at the event's main card, which also features a strikers duel between Pat Barry and Joey Beltran as well as a battle between Mark Hominick and George Roop with UFC featherweight title implications on the line.

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Previewing UFC Fight Night 23: The Prelims


Yves Edwards. Photo courtesy of Bodog Entertainment.

The UFC will hold their second event of the new year this Saturday in the form of UFC Fight Night 23, (or UFC Fight for the Troops II, whatever you want to call it really) which will take place at the Fort Hood military post just outside of Killeen, in hopes of raising money for the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

A total of eleven fights are scheduled for the card, spearheading by a main event lightweight duel between Evan Dunham and replacement opponent Melvin Guillard. Matt Mitrione and Tim Hague will collide in the co-headliner.

Here’s a look at the event’s preliminary bouts, which feature notables Yves Edwards and former WEC featherweight champ Mike Brown among others. We’ll have more on the main card tomorrow.

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Video: UFC Primetime Episode One

UFC Primetime follows Georges St. Pierre and Dan Hardy as they prepare for their showdown at UFC 111 in Newark, New Jersey. Part two is after the jump.

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WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz Weigh-In Results


Brian Bowles and Dominick Cruz squaring off at the weigh-ins for WEC 47. Photo property of the WEC.

All of the participants for WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz successfully made weight in preparation for Saturday’s card at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

WEC 47 will be headlined by a WEC bantamweight title bout between Brian Bowles and Dominick Cruz. The card will also feature the return of former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres as he takes on Joseph Benavidez.

Main Card:
Brian Bowles (134.5 lbs) vs. Dominick Cruz (134 lbs)
Miguel Angel Torres (134.5 lbs) vs. Joseph Benavidez (135 lbs)
Jens Pulver (145.5 lbs) vs. Javier Vazquez (145 lbs)
Deividas Taurosevicius (145 lbs) vs. LC Davis (144.5 lbs)
Bart Palaszewski (155 lbs) vs. Karen Darabedyan (156 lbs)

Preliminary Bouts:
Scott Jorgensen (135 lbs) vs. Chad George (135.5 lbs)
Chad Mendes (145 lbs) vs. Erik Koch (144 lbs)
Danny Castillo (155.5 lbs) vs. Anthony Pettis (154.5 lbs)
Leonard Garcia (145 lbs) vs. George Roop (145.5 lbs)
Fredson Paixao (144.5 lbs) vs. Courtney Buck (145 lbs)
Ricardo Lamas (155 lbs) vs. Bendy Casimir (155.5 lbs)

UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva Weigh-In Results


Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva stand face-to-face at the UFC 108 weigh-ins. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The weigh-ins for UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva took place Friday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Aside from Paul Daley, all the participants for Saturday’s card successfully made weight.

Daley tipped the scales at 172 pounds and the Nevada State Athletic Commission deemed it unsafe for Daley to continue his attempt to reach the 170 pound limit. Hazelett has agreed to a catchweight bout of 172 pounds and Daley will forfeit 10% of his purse.

UFC 108: Evans vs. Silva will be headlined by a light heavyweight bout between The Ultimate Fighter 10 coach “Sugar” Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva. The card will also feature a welterweight bout between contenders Paul “Semtex” Daley and Dustin “McLovin” Hazelett.

Pay Per View Bouts:
Thiago Silva (205 lbs) vs. Rashad Evans (205 lbs)
Paul Daley (172 lbs lbs*) vs. Dustin Hazelett (168 lbs)
Sam Stout (155 lbs) vs. Joe Lauzon (155 lbs)
Jim Miller (155 lbs) vs. Duane Ludwig (156 lbs)
Gilbert Yvel (239 lbs) vs. Junior Dos Santos (237 lbs)

Preliminary Bouts on Spike:
Jacob Volkmann (171 lbs) vs. Martin Kampmann (171 lbs)
Dan Lauzon (155 lbs) vs. Cole Miller (155 lbs)

Undercard:
Ryan Jensen (186 lbs) vs. Mark Munoz (185 lbs)
Jake Ellenberger (170 lbs) vs. Mike Pyle (171 lbs)
Rafaello Oliveira (156 lbs) vs. John Gunderson (155 lbs)

Strikeforce/M1-Global: Fedor vs. Rogers Weigh-In Results


Fedor Emelianenko. Photo by Tracy Lee/CombatLifestyle.com.

All of the combatants for Strikeforce/M-1 Global’s Fedor vs. Rogers card successfully made weight in preparation for their bouts on Saturday at the Sears Center in Chicago, Illinois.

The card will be headlined by a heavyweight bout featuring Fedor Emelianenko and Brett Rogers. The card will also feature a Strikeforce middleweight title bout between Jake Shields and Jason “Mayhem” Miller.

Fedor Emelianenko (232 lbs) vs. Brett Rogers (264 lbs)
Jake Shields (184.5 lbs) vs. Jason “Mayhem” Miller (184 lbs)
Gegard Mousasi (205 lbs) vs. Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (204 lbs)
Antonio Silva (263 lbs) vs. Fabricio Werdum (242 lbs)
Roxanne Modafferi (140 lbs) vs. Marloes Coenen (145 lbs)
Mark Miller (171 lbs) vs. Deray Davis (170.5 lbs)
Jeff Curran (145 lbs) vs. Dustin Neace (*149.6 lbs)
Shamar Bailey (170 lbs) vs. John Kolosci (171 lbs)
Louis Taylor (185.5 lbs) vs. Nate Moore (184 lbs)
Christian Uflacker (156 lbs) vs. Jonatas Novaes (155.5 lbs)

* The Curran-Neace fight will be held at a catch-weight of 149.6 pounds. Curran will be awarded 20 percent of Neace’s purse.

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