The Buckeye State has lifted it’s self-imposed ban on mixed martial arts and has formed a new set of rules including two weigh-ins before a fight.
Tonight fighters hit the scales on the eve of Ultimate Fight Night 5. All of the fighters made weight and Dana White concluded the weigh-ins by showing Ken Shamrock and Tito Ortiz the 1969 Z28 Camaros the UFC would be giving them. Dana White had planned to flip a coin to see which guy got which car but Ken Shamrock insisted the winner of their July 8th battle at UFC 61: Bitter Rivals gets to pick.
Sam Stout (155) vs. Kenny Florian (155)
Josh Haynes (205) vs. Michael Bisping (205)
Kendall Grove (184.5) vs. Ed Herman (186)
Wilson Gouveia (204) vs. Keith Jardine (205)
Ross Pointon (184) vs. Rory Singer (185)
Danny Abbadi (184) vs. Kalib Starnes (186)
Luigi Fioravanti (186.5) vs. Solomon Hutcherson (185.5)
Jesse Forbes (204) vs. Matt Hamill (205)
Wes Combs (205) vs. Mike Nickels (205)
* Fioravanti came in a half pound overweight, but Hutcherson agreed to let the half pound slide and go on with the fight.
On Wensday UFC President Dana White and UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin were guests on “The O’Reilly Factor” with Bill O’Reilly.
Yesterday UFC President Dana White announced that the UFC has signed lightweight fighter Jens Pulver. White stated that Pulver will likely coach the next season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and he’ll also be thrown right into the mix for a title fight.
Fight Entertainment Group has announced a list of fighters set to appear in the K-1 Hero’s August 5th tournament.
PRIDE FC has added three non-tournament fights to “Critical Countdown Absolute”. BTT fighter Antonio Rogerio Nogueira will face the tough strike Alistair Overeem, K-1 vet Yoshihiro Nakao will fight Eun Su Lee and heavyweight prospect Edson Drago will battle judo stand-out Pawel Nastula.
With ‘The Ultimate Fighter III’ Finale quickly approaching, pre-fight interviews with the fighters set to battle on ‘The Ultimate Fighter III’ Finale have been released.
Michael Bisping Pre-Fight Interview
Josh Haynes Pre-Fight Interview
Kendall Grove Pre-Fight Interview
Ed Herman Pre-Fight Interview
Luigi Fioravanti Pre-Fight Interview
Solomon Hutcherson Pre-Fight Interview
Rory Singer Pre-Fight Interview
Ross Pointon Pre-Fight Interview
Mike Nickels Pre-Fight Interview
Wes Combs Pre-Fight Interview
Danny Abbadi Pre-Fight Interview
Keith Jardine Pre-Fight Interview
Matt Hamill Pre-Fight Interview
The UFC has officially announced the remaining fights set to take place at UFC 61 and ‘Ultimate Fight Night’. Rounding off the June 28th ‘Ultimate Fight Night’ card fans will see Rob MacDonald vs. Kristian Rothaermel and Justin Levens vs. Jorge Santiago. UFC 61 will have a welterweight battle between Drew Fickett and Kurt Pellegrino and tough lightweight Hermes Franca will take on Roger Huerta.
This past weekend at King of the Cage: Widowmaker, Canadian welterweight Garrett Davis was able to secure his six straight win by defeating Shannon “The Cannon” Ritch via the rear naked choke.
With the second round of The Pride Open Weight Grand Prix looming, Wanderlei Silva shares his thoughts on his opponent Kazuyuki Fujita as well his thoughts on Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Fedor Emelianenko and Royce Gracie.