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All Fighters Make Weight for UFC 94


Georges St. Pierre. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC 94 event, which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

The event is headlined by a highly-anticipated rematch for the UFC welterweight title between reigning champion Georges St. Pierre and UFC lightweight king B.J. Penn. Undefeated light heavyweights Lyoto Machida and Thiago Silva will collide as well.

Main Card:

Georges St. Pierre (170 lbs) vs. B.J. Penn (168 lbs)
Lyoto Machida (206 lbs) vs. Thiago Silva (206 lbs)
Karo Parisyan (170 lbs) vs. Dong-Hyun Kim (171 lbs)
Nate Diaz (156 lbs) vs. Clay Guida (156 lbs)
Stephan Bonnar (206 lbs) vs. Jon Jones (206 lbs)

Preliminary Bouts:

Jon Fitch (171 lbs) vs. Akihiro Gono (171 lbs)
Manny Gamburyan (155 lbs) vs. Thiago Tavares (155 lbs)
Chris Wilson (170 lbs) vs. John Howard (171 lbs)
Jake O’Brien (205 lbs) vs. Christian Wellisch (206 lbs)
Matt Arroyo (171 lbs) vs. Dan Cramer (171 lbs)

All Fighters Make Weight for UFC 93


Rich Franklin. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow afternoon’s UFC 93, which takes place at the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland, are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

The event is headlined by former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin taking on former PRIDE multi-division title holder Dan Henderson in a dream fight years in the making. Additional featured bouts include a rematch between UFC Hall-of-Famer Mark Coleman and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua as well as the UFC debut of Denis Kang, who will take on Alan Belcher.

Main Card:

Rich Franklin (203 lbs) vs. Dan Henderson (202 lbs)
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (205 lbs) vs. Mark Coleman (206 lbs)
Denis Kang (184 lbs) vs. Alan Belcher (186 lbs)
Marcus Davis (169 lbs) vs. Chris Lytle (171 lbs)
Jeremy Horn (185 lbs) vs. Rouismar Palhares (184 lbs)

Preliminary Bouts:

Martin Kampmann (168 lbs) vs. Alexandre Barros (170 lbs)
Eric Schafer (205 lbs) vs. Antonio Mendes (204 lbs)
Ivan Serati (204 lbs) vs. Thomasz Drwal (203 lbs)
Tom Egan (169 lbs) vs. John Hathaway (171 lbs)
Nate Mohr (156 lbs) vs. Denis Siver (155 lbs)

Miletich’s Return Headlines Adrenaline MMA’s Latest Venture Tonight


Pat Miletich. Photo courtesy of the International Fight League.

Former UFC welterweight champion and longtime mixed martial arts trainer Pat Miletich will return to action after a two-year layoff to headline Monte Cox’s second Adrenaline MMA event tonight at the I-Wireless Center in Moline, Illinois against journeyman veteran Thomas Denny.

The event will be broadcast live on HDNet starting at 10 PM ET.

Miletich returned from a four-year retirement to take on Renzo Gracie at an International Fight League event in September 2006 but was submitted by Gracie in the first round. Miletich, who successfully defended his UFC welterweight belt four times, was forced to retire from active competition in 2002 due to lingering problems with his neck. Denny last competed at EliteXC’s “Unfinished Business” event on July 26, losing via second-round TKO to Nick Diaz.

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M-1 Challenge Finals to Take Place in Seattle


Erik Oganov. Photo courtesy of MFC M-1.

M-1 CHALLENGE FINALS SET FOR DEC. 26 IN SEATTLE; LINEUPS FOR RUSSIAN RED DEVIL VS. TEAM HOLLAND SET

On Dec. 26 in Seattle, Washington, the vision of M-1 Global Owner and President Vadim Finkelchtein will be realized.

Finkelchtein’s M-1 Challenge was designed to be the “World Cup of MMA,” with teams comprised of mixed martial artists from all over the globe representing their respective country in head-to-head competition. If MMA was an Olympic sport, chances are it would resemble the M-1 Challenge.

On Dec. 26 in Seattle, Washington, at the Emerald Queen Hotel & Casino (tickets now on-sale at all Ticketmaster outlets), the top two teams from the competition’s regular season will be going for the gold when Team Russian Red Devil squares off with Team Holland in the finals to determine the first-ever winner of the M-1 Challenge.

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Faber Expects Tough Test Against Brown

In the above video, Urijah Faber explains why he feels his upcoming WEC featherweight title defense against the experienced but unknown Mike Thomas Brown this Wednesday night could be the toughest test of his career to date.

Leben: “I Expect a War With Bisping”

Chris Leben discusses his upcoming fight against fellow middleweight contender Michael Bisping, which will take place this Saturday afternoon at UFC 89 in Birmingham, England, in the above video courtesy of ESPN.

Sengoku V Card Finalized for Sunday


Ryan Schultz. Photo courtesy of the International Fight League.

Freestyle wrestler Muhammed “Mo” Lawal has been tapped to replace an injured Roger Gracie against experienced veteran Travis Wiuff at World Victory Road’s “Sengoku V” event tomorrow morning in Japan, finalizing the eight-bout fight card.

Lawal, who is currently training with Team Quest, was a winner at the 2002 NCAA Division II National Championship and finished second at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, just narrowly missing out on a trip to the Olympics this year in Beijing.

He will oppose Wiuff, who knocked off former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez and two other fights to win YAMMA Pit Fighting’s first-ever heavyweight tournament in the promotion’s only event-to-date in April. Following that, he scored a first-round knockout of Kazuyuki Fujita at Sengoku III in June.

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UFC Fight Night 15 Weigh-In Results


Nate Diaz. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 15, which takes place at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska, are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

The event is headlined by Nate Diaz taking on Josh Neer. Mac Danzig will face fan-favorite Clay Guida in the co-main event. Additional featured bouts include Nebraska native Houston Alexander against Eric Schafer and Alan Belcher meeting Ed Herman.

Main Card:

Josh Neer (155 lbs) vs. Nate Diaz (155 lbs)
Mac Danzig (155 lbs) vs. Clay Guida (155 lbs)
Houston Alexander (205 lbs) vs. Eric Schafer (205 lbs)
Alan Belcher (185 lbs) vs. Ed Herman (185 lbs)

Preliminary Fights:

Joe Lauzon (155 lbs) vs. Kyle Bradley (155 lbs)
Ryan Jensen (185 lbs) vs. Wilson Gouveia (185 lbs)
Drew McFedries (185 lbs) vs. Mike Massenzio (185 lbs)
Alessio Sakara (185 lbs) vs. Joe Vedepo (185 lbs)
Rob Kimmons (185 lbs) vs. Dan Miller (185 lbs)
Brad Morris (205 lbs) vs. Jason Brilz (205 lbs)

Shamrock Plans to Revert Back to Old Form


Ken Shamrock. Photo by Esther Lin/EliteXC.

Despite losing his last five fights and being unable to earn a victory in the last four years, Ken Shamrock believes that his upcoming fight against Kimbo Slice on October 4 is a chance to show a national television audience that he still has what it takes to be competitive in the world of mixed martial arts.

On a teleconference Thursday afternoon, Shamrock apologized for his recent losing streak, but promised that he plans to show the critics that he has learned from his defeats and has enough in the tank to knock off EliteXC’s fastest-rising star.

“I’m gonna apologize, right here and now, for my last couple performances in MMA,” Shamrock said. “I have my reasons but they are just excuses. I’ll tell you this though - on October 4, I will shut everybody up and make amends for those fights by putting Kimbo’s lights out.”

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UFC 88: Breakthrough Weigh-In Results


Chuck Liddell. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC 88: Breakthrough, which takes place at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

The show is headlined by former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell going up against undefeated contender Rashad Evans. Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin will also be moving back up to the 205 lb. weight class to take on former standout collegiate wrestler and one-time training partner Matt Hamill in the co-main event.

Main Card:

Chuck Liddell (204 lbs) vs. Rashad Evans (205 lbs)
Rich Franklin (204.5 lbs) vs. Matt Hamill (205 lbs)
Dan Henderson (185 lbs) vs. Rousimar Palhares (184.5 lbs)
Nate Marquardt (185 lbs) vs. Martin Kampmann (184.5 lbs)
Dong-Hyun Kim (170 lbs) vs. Matt Brown (170 lbs)

Preliminary Bouts:

Kurt Pellegrino (156 lbs) vs. Thiago Tavares (155 lbs)
Tim Boetsch (205 lbs) vs. Mike Patt (205 lbs)
Jason MacDonald (185 lbs) vs. Jason Lambert (185 lbs)
Ryo Chonan (170 lbs) vs. Roan Carneiro (170 lbs)

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