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The Daily Recap: Sengoku Postpones April Event, Carano Returns to Training & More


Gina Carano. Photo by Esther Lin/AllElbows.com.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

— World Victory Road, parent company of Sengoku Raiden Championships, announced that they have postponed a planned April show due to a negative article printed in the March issue of Gong Kakutougi discussing how fighters sign bout agreements the day before or of a show, long a Japanese way of doing things in MMA. SRC officials worry that they will lose key sponsor Don Quijote and have requested an apology from the author. [MMAFighting.com]

— Gina Carano, once the sport's most popular female fighter, has returned to training at Xtreme Couture in Las Vegas. Carano has not competed since falling to Strikeforce 145 lb women's champion Cris "Cyborg" Santos in August 2009 due to acting commitments. [Xtreme Couture]

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The Daily Recap: HDNet to Air “Fedor vs Silva” Prelims, Stevenson-Castillo & More


Fedor Emelianenko. Photo by Esther Lin/AllElbows.com.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

— HDNet today added the undercard of Strikeforce's "Fedor vs. Silva" event to their scheduled lineup for February 12. The event kicks off the organization's much-anticipated heavyweight grand prix tournament. Preliminary bouts shown by HDNet will feature Igor Gracie and Sam Oropeza among others. [MMA Junkie]

— A lightweight bout between "TUF 2" winner Joe Stevenson and WEC veteran Danny Castillo has been inked for UFC on Versus 3, which is slated for March 3 in Louisville, KY. It replaces a scheduled bout between Johny Hendricks and Paulo Thiago that was scrapped this week due to a Thiago injury. [MMA Mania]

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Fisher vs. Stevenson On Tap For UFC 104


Spencer Fisher. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Lightweight contenders Spencer Fisher and Hermes France will meet at UFC 104 in October at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. According to MMA Junkie, the bout is not official but bout agreements are in the process of being finalized.

Fisher, a native of Davenport, Iowa, possesses a mixed martial arts record of 23-4. Fisher is currently riding a three-fight winning streak with victories over Caol Uno, Shannon Gugerty, and Jeremy Stephens.

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The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale Live Results

We will be going live at 7:00 PM ET with live results of “The Ultimate Fighter: U.S. vs. U.K. Finale”, which takes place at the Pearl at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. The show’s main card will be televised live in North America starting at 9 PM ET on Spike TV.

The event will be headlined by an anticipated lightweight matchup between Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida. Past “Ultimate Fighter” winners Joe Stevenson and Nate Diaz will also clash on the main card.

Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments throughout the afternoon and evening. Detailed live results are after the jump.

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The Case for Diego Sanchez at UFC 95


Diego Sanchez. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Coming into a fight between two well-round fighters like Diego Sanchez and Joe Stevenson, it’s hard to pick a winner right off the bat. Often times, we look to the factors outside of the fight. In this case, it’s the fact that Saturday’s bout will be Sanchez’s first at lightweight and that Stevenson has lost two out of his last three fights and hasn’t looked good at all in defeat.

So what about the fight itself? Luke Thomas says that Stevenson’s past should give us something to look for:

Sanchez’s legendary tenacity and offensive-opportunistic style is kryptonite against Stevenson, who has shown a propensity to be overwhelmed by adept, aggressive grapplers. Grapplers with what I call “transition and position emphasis” that can also use balance, base, posture and submission defense to unload ground and pound also give Stevenson trouble. There’s little doubt Stevenson is an excellent submission wrestler, but his willingness to play defense too long in the face of heavy storms has been - and likely will be this weekend - his undoing.

Luke is right. Stevenson folded under the pressure that B.J. Penn and Kenny Florian brought upon him and the same thing happened when he lost to Josh Neer in his first UFC fight after winning “TUF”. Unless Diego makes a mistake and Stevenson is able to catch him in a quick submission, I just don’t see him winning this fight.

Video Preview: Sanchez vs Stevenson

Above is a video preview of the upcoming lightweight showdown between Diego Sanchez and former UFC lightweight title challenger Joe Stevenson at UFC 95, which takes place this Saturday at the O2 Arena in London, England.

Fight of the Day: Stevenson vs Jackson

From KOTC 15: Bad Intentions in June 2002, here’s Joe Stevenson going up against fellow eventual “Ultimate Fighter” cast member Jeremy Jackson for the vacant King of the Cage welterweight title.

Stevenson Talks Sanchez, Training Camp

In the above video courtesy of Fighters Only Magazine, former UFC lightweight title challenger Joe Stevenson discusses his upcoming bout against lightweight newcomer Diego Sanchez, which will take place at UFC 95 this Saturday in London, England.

Sanchez vs. Stevenson to Headline UFC 95 in England


Diego Sanchez. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Diego Sanchez’s move to the lightweight division has been made official. The former middleweight winner of the inaugural season of “The Ultimate Fighter” will take on another winner of the reality show, Joe Stevenson in a bout that will headline the UFC’s return to England for UFC 95 on February 21.

UFC President Dana White confirmed the matchup at the post-fight press conference for UFC 92 early Sunday morning.

After defeating Kenny Florian at The Ultimate Fighter Finale in April 2005, Sanchez moved down to the welterweight division where he racked up a 7-2 record, including a five-fight winning streak that saw Sanchez win a decision over Karo Parisyan and score a knockout of Joe Riggs.

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UFC 91 Quick Results

Main card:

Brock Lesnar def. Randy Couture - TKO (punch)
Kenny Florian def. Joe Stevenson - Submission (rear naked choke)
Dustin Hazelett def. Tamdan McCrory - Submission (armbar)
Gabriel Gonzaga def. Josh Hendricks - TKO (punch)
Demian Maia def. Nate Quarry - Submission (rear naked choke)

Preliminary bouts:

Aaron Riley def. Jorge Gurgel - Unanimous Decision
Jeremy Stephens def. Rafael dos Anjos - KO (punch)
Mark Bocek def. Alvin Robinson - Submission (rear naked choke)
Matt Brown def. Ryan Thomas - Submission (armbar)

Mixed emotions

In the second round Lesnar landed a punch that sent Couture to the mat.  Lesnar then jumped on Couture, landing a big hammer-fist, and then continued to punch and punch until the fight was stopped.  Four fights into his MMA career, and Brock Lesnar is the UFC heavyweight champion.  It was good to finally see a heavyweight championship fight, but with Lesnar becoming champ so fast it’ll be interesting to see how the former WWE star is received as UFC champ by MMA fans, and general sports fans alike.

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