Fight Teams

IFL: Seattle Weigh-In Results

Here are the official weigh-in results for IFL: Seattle.

Tokyo Sabres vs. Portland Wolfpack

Orvil Palmer (233.6) vs. Devin Cole (247.5)
Kazuhiro Hamanaka (185) vs. Matt Horwich (185)
Vladimir Matyushenko (204) vs. Aaron Stark (205)
Antonio McKee (169) vs. Mike Dolce (170)
Savant Young (155) vs. Ryan Schultz (155)

L.A. Anacondas vs. Seattle Tiger Sharks

Benji Radach (185) vs. Bristol Marunde (184)
Chris Horodecki (153) vs. Shad Lierley (153)
Jay Hieron (170) vs. Brad Blackburn (170)
Alex Schoenauer (204) vs. Allan Goes (205)
Krzysztof Soszynski (230) vs. Reese Andy (208)

Event Previews

IFL: Seattle Weigh-In
IFL: IFL Seattle Preview, Part 1
IFL: IFL Seattle Preview, Part 2
Sherdog: Anacondas Canadian Contingent Making Waves
Sherdog: Season Hangs in the Balance for Portland, Seattle
MMAWeekly: Can Lierley Pull Off Big Upset in IFL?
The Fight Network: Building a Foundation

CKA: May 26, 2007

News and Notes

- Be sure to tune in tonight at 10 PM EST as John and I will be doing one of our patented ‘live blogs’ for UFC 71: Liddell vs. Jackson.

- The CSAC has granted Fight Entertainment Group (FEG), K-1’s parent company, a temporary promoter’s license.

- In a recent interview with TATAME Chute Boxe’s Rafael Cordeiro talked about Wanderlei Silva, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Murilo “Ninja” Rua.

“Shogun fights into any category. At the Chute Boxe team we train into the rules of the Pride and of the UFC, as like in the Muay Thai that we train into different rules”, said Cordeiro, who also said that believes at the KO of Murilo Ninja inhis bout against the fighter from Cube Joey Villasenor for the Middleweight tilte of the Elite XC. “After the training that he did with Wanderlei last morning, I am waiting for the KO. Wanderlei left the traininh saying good things about him and he also said he has a heavy hand. When some athlete receives good words from some champion and from the professors, he feels himself more confident”, said Cordeiro.

The trainer of the Chute Boxe team also revelated that Wanderlei Silva may fight this year, only waiting the confirmation of the business. “I am sure he will be back to train this year. He and Rudimar are waiting an answer so he can be beck to the ring this year”, revelated Rafael, who was asked if Wanderlei would be back to fight up the ring and answered the question with the statement “back to fight this year”.

Media Links

Fight Opinion Radio #50: Big UFC 71 event preview

Major UFC 71 Rampage vs. Liddell preview show this week on Fight Opinion Radio. Our special guests this week are: Ken Pishna of MMAWeekly.com, Steve Sievert of The Houston Chronicle, and Luke Thomas of BloodyElbow.com. All six show personalities this week are split 50/50 across the board on who will win the big UFC 71 main event. This week’s show is brought to you by Monster Wrestling Rings and Kakuto Store.

Yahoo! Sports: Throwing Foes for a Loss
NBC Sports: Video Interview with Dana White

Jorge Masvidal Joins American Top Team

BodogFight lightweight Jorge “GameBred” Masvidal has officially joined the American Top Team family in Coconut Creek, FL.

American Top Team is pleased to announce our newest team member Jorge Masvidal.

After training with our pro fight team and coaches for a few weeks, Jorge decided to make it official, and become part of the team.

Jorge Masvidal (10-2) has spent the majority of his career fighting in AFC and most recently BodogFight. Masvidal holds wins over the likes of Keith Wisniewski, Steve Berger, Joe Lauzon and Nuri Shakir. Masvidal’s next fight will come July 14th when he faces Yves Edwards in BodogFight.

Tanner Joins Chute Boxe

Lost in the mix today with Chute Boxe’s announcement about the UFC’s possible acquisition of Mauricio Rua was the team also stating that they have added Evan Tanner to the mix.

From Chute Boxe USA’s official site:

Evan Tanner is back in Los Angeles with Coach Roberto Piccinini. He is determined to take back the UFC title from Anderson Silva and will be fighting under the Chute Boxe USA banner.

For those that don’t remember, Tanner previously trained with Chute Boxe USA for his fight against Justin Levens at UFC 59.

Report: UFC Signs Mauricio “Shogun” Rua

According to ChuteBoxe.com, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, has signed with the UFC and his debut could come as early as UFC 72.

From ChuteBoxe-USA.com:

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has signed a contract with the UFC and may participate in UFC 72.

For those of you unaware, Shogun has spent the majority of his career in Japan fighting for PRIDE and he is widely considered the top light heavyweight in the world aside from UFC champion Chuck Liddell.

Shogun (16-2) holds stunning victories over the likes of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Alistair Overeem, Kevin Randleman, and Ricardo Arona. The Curitiba, Brazil native is considered the future of the LHW division as he possesses a devastating arsenal of strikes and submissions.

Shogun’s only losses have been to UFC veteran Renato “Babalu” Sobral at IFC: Global Domination in 2003 when he lost by guillotine and Mark Coleman at PRIDE 31 when he suffered a serious elbow injured which halted the bout.

Since returning from his injury Shogun has been on a tear racking up four straight victories with stoppages over Cyrille Diabate, Kevin Randleman and Alistair Overeem.

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