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Previewing UFC Fight Night 19: The Main Card


Melvin Guillard. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

One of the more busy weeks in MMA will kick off on Wednesday when the UFC holds UFC Fight Night 19 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma before premiering the first episode of the tenth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show on Spike TV.

Headlining UFC Fight Night 19 will be a lightweight clash between “Ultimate Fighter 5” winner Nate Diaz and colorful striker and fellow “TUF” alumnus Melvin Guillard as well as Roger Huerta’s potential final UFC bout against standout wrestler Gray Maynard.

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All Fighters on Weight for UFC Fight Night 19


Nate Diaz. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 19 event, which takes place at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

Headlining UFC Fight Night 19 will be a lightweight clash between “Ultimate Fighter 5” winner Nate Diaz and colorful striker and fellow “TUF” alumnus Melvin Guillard as well as Roger Huerta’s potential final UFC bout against standout wrestler Gray Maynard.

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Previewing UFC Fight Night 19: The Prelims


Steve Cantwell. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

One of the more busy weeks in MMA will kick off on Wednesday when the UFC holds UFC Fight Night 19 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma before premiering the first episode of the tenth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show on Spike TV.

Headlining UFC Fight Night 19 will be a lightweight clash between “Ultimate Fighter 5” winner Nate Diaz and colorful striker and fellow “TUF” alumnus Melvin Guillard as well as Roger Huerta’s potential final UFC bout against standout wrestler Gray Maynard.

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Weekend Preview: Arona Returns at Bitetti Combat, Horn Headlines Arena Rumble & More


Ricardo Arona. Photo property of PRIDE FC Worldwide.

Former PRIDE Fighting Championships standout Ricardo Arona will return to active competition for the first time in over two years when he takes on fellow veteran Marvin Eastman at Bitetti Combat 4 this Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

It will be the first fight for Arona since losing three out of four bouts under the PRIDE banner, including a brutal knockout at the hands of a streaking Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at PRIDE 34 in April 2007. Eastman is coming off of a second-round TKO of Aron Lofton at a Maximum Fighting Championship show in May.

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War Machine Heads XFC 9 Tonight on HDNet


War Machine. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

War Machine, the fighter formerly known as “Ultimate Fighter 6” cast member Jon Koppenhaver, will take on EliteXC and Bellator veteran Mikey Gomez in the main event of Florida-based Xtreme Fighting Championships’ ninth-ever event, titled “Evolution” tonight at the at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa.

The nine-bout card will be televised live in North America on HDNet starting at 9 PM ET. Other notable bouts will include Jason Goodall facing Pablo Alfonso for the XFC bantamweight title and a clash between heavyweight prospects Chris Barnett and Daniel Perez.

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Lawal, Kerr on Weight for M-1 Breakthrough


Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and Mark Kerr. Photo courtesy of M-1 Global.

The official weigh-in results for tonight’s M-1 Breakthrough event, the historic Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Missouri, are below. All fighters made weight with the exception of Ferrid Kheder, who came in four pounds over the lightweight limit and will be docked 10% of his purse.

In addition, heavyweight Rogent Lloret will be permitted to weigh-in later today due to visa issues and a women’s bout between Andria Caplan and Mollie Ahlers-Estes will now be fought at a catch-weight of 155 lbs and has subsequently been switched from a professional fight to an amateur bout.

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Previewing Strikeforce Challengers: The Main Card


Joey Villasenor. Photo by Esther Lin/EliteXC.

Strikeforce continues to move forward and will hold its second-ever “Challengers” event tonight on Showtime from the ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington with a decidedly different look compared to their inaugural event back in May.

While a slew of skilled prospects will still be featured, tonight’s show will sport an unusual number of fighters that are often seen on the main cards of Strikeforce’s bigger events. The fact that both Dennis Hallman and Duane Ludwig have been relegated to preliminary bouts shows the sheer amount of notable talent on display.

The event will be headlined by a sure-fire middleweight slugfest between Brazilian striker Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos and Greg Jackson-trained Joey Villasenor. Additional bouts slated for the televised main card include a middleweight clash between former BodogFight welterweight champion Nick Thompson and Army veteran Tim Kennedy as well as a lightweight bout involving Jorge Gurgel and Conor Heun.

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Alvarez, Lombard on Weight for Bellator XII


Eddie Alvarez. Photo courtesy of Fighting and Entertainment Group.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s Bellator Fighting Championships XII event, which takes place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, are below.

The show will be headlined by the conclusion of Bellator’s first-ever middleweight and lightweight tournaments. American Top Team standout Hector Lombard will meet rising prospect Jared Hess in the middleweight final while Philadelphia native Eddie Alvarez will face upstart submission stylist Toby Imada in the lightweight final.

Other notable fights include Strikeforce and BodogFight veteran Jorge Masvidal taking on Eric Reynolds and a women’s bout between EliteXC veteran Rosi Sexton and Valerie Coolbaugh.

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Lombard, Stelly Make Weight for Bellator IX


Hector Lombard. Photo courtesy of Bellator Fighting Championships.

The official weigh-in results for tonight’s Bellator Fighting Championships IX event, which takes place at the Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, Louisiana, are below. Not all of the fighters successfully made weight.

Isidro Gonzalez weighed-in one pound over the 185 lb limit for his middleweight bout against Nick Ring, and fellow middleweight Christian Fulgram was listed as a no-show for the weigh-in for his bout against longtime veteran Alex Andrade. No announcement has been made regarding Fulgram’s status or a replacement opponent for Andrade.

Tonight’s show will feature semifinals of Bellator’s inaugural middleweight tournament. Yosmany Cabezas will square off against Jared Hess in one bout while tournament favorite Hector Lombard will clash with Damien Stelly in the other. Former IFL lightweight contender Shad Lierley will also be in action on the card as well.

 

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Affliction’s Bobby Green to Compete in M-1 Challenge Season Opener


Bobby Green. Photo by Tracy Lee/CombatLifestyle.com

ROSTERS AND LINEUPS FOR 2009 M-1 CHALLENGE OPENER ON FEB. 21 IN SEATTLE RELEASED

Amsterdam, Holland—M-1 Global officials have finalized rosters and matchups for the 2009 “M-1 Challenge Presented by Affliction” season opener set to take place on February 21 in Seattle, Washington at the Emerald Queen Casino.

Matchups for the stacked 15-bout opener includes the return of the Imperial Team (formerly known as “Russia Red Devil”), the 2008 M-1 Challenge champions, who will begin the defense of their crown in a best-of-five matchup against Team South Korea.

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