Spencer Fisher

Report: Spencer Fisher vs. Sam Stout III Booked for UFC on FX 4

A third bout between old rivals Spencer Fisher and Sam Stout is reportedly slated for the UFC's return to Atlantic City, New Jersey for UFC on FX 4 on June 22 at the brand new Revel Hotel & Casino.

Sportsnet.ca was the first to report on the matchup. Touch of gloves to MMA Junkie for the find.

The two have split their meetings thus far. Stout upset Fisher to win a razor-close split decision in a slugfest at UFC 58 in March 2006, and Fisher returned the favor in another exciting clash in the headlining bout of UFC Fight Night 10 in June 2007.

The Daily Recap: Zuffa Retains Counsel for Rumored Federal Investigation, High-Moore Signed & More

Lorenzo Fertitta. Photo courtesy of GracieMag International.

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.

— Zuffa has reportedly retained Axinn-Veltrop-Harkrider, LLP, a New York City-based law firm specializing in anti-trust litigation, as the Federal Trade Commission is rumored to be investigating the UFC's parent company following its purchase of Strikeforce earlier this year. “It is true that Zuffa has retained my law firm, but I will not comment further,” said Stephen Axinn, the firm’s senior partner. “As I am sure you know, people generally do not want to comment where there may be possibly some sort of investigation going on.” [Full Contact Fighter]

— Seasoned veteran Jason High announced today that he has signed to attempt to win his sixth fight in a row against WEC alumnus Todd Moore at Strikeforce Challengers 19 on September 23 in Las Vegas. After falling in the finals of DREAM's inaugural welterweight grand prix and a one-off stint in the UFC, High found his way into Strikeforce courtesy of an impressive win streak, which includes victories over Japanese legend Hayato Sakurai and heralded prospects Jordan Mein and Quinn Mulhern. Moore meanwhile has won four out of six since being released from the WEC. [Five Ounces of Pain]

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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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UFC 99 Results

Rich Franklin def. Wanderlei Silva - Unanimous Decision
Cain Velasquez def. Cheick Kongo - Unanimous Decision
Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic def. Mustapha Al-Turk - TKO Round 1 3:08
Mike Swick def. Ben Saunders - TKO Round 2 2:47
Spencer Fisher def. Caol Uno - Unanimous Decision
Dan Hardy def. Marcus Davis - Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Terry Etim def. Justin Buchholz - Submission (D’Arce Choke) Round 2
Dennis Siver def. Dale Hartt - Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 1
Paul Taylor def. Peter Sobotta - Unanimous Decision
Paul Kelly def. Roli Delgado - Unanimous Decision
Stefan Struve def. Denis Stojnic - Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 2
John Hathaway def. Rick Story - Unanimous Decision

Thanks to Sherdog, MMA Weekly and Yahoo! for filling in the results and some details of the earlier bouts.

Report: Uno vs. Fisher Set for UFC 99


Caol Uno. Photo courtesy of Fighting and Entertainment Group.

Longtime Japanese veteran Caol Uno is reportedly set to return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship after a five-year absence from the organization that he called home from 2001-2003.

According to MMA Junkie, Uno has verbally agreed to face Miletich Fighting Systems product Spencer Fisher at UFC 99, which is slated to take place on June 13 in Cologne, Germany. While bout agreements have yet to be signed, they are expected to be finalized shortly.

After his release from the UFC years ago, Uno went on to win ten of his sixteen bouts within the Shooto, K-1, and DREAM promotions. He most recently dropped a hard-fought unanimous decision to Shinya Aoki in the DREAM lightweight grand prix semifinals this past July.

Fisher last competed at UFC 90 in October, where he submitted Shannon Gugerty with a triangle choke in the third round of their fight. Prior to that, Fisher started his quest back to the top of the lightweight division with a unanimous decision win over Jeremy Stephens at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale.

UFC 90: Silva vs Cote Weigh-In Results


Patrick Cote. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote event, which takes place at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, are below. All fighters successfully made weight with the exception of Josh Burkman, who weighed-in two pounds over the welterweight limit. He will be given one hour to shed the extra weight.

UFC 90 is headlined by reigning middleweight champion Anderson Silva defending his title against heavy-handed contender Patrick Cote. Rising welterweight sensation Thiago Alves will look to continue his winning ways against replacement opponent Josh Koscheck in the co-main event.

Main Card:

Anderson Silva (184 lbs) vs. Patrick Cote (183 lbs)
Josh Koscheck (170 lbs) vs. Thiago Alves (171 lbs)
Fabricio Werdum (256 lbs) vs. Junior dos Santos (234 lbs)
Sean Sherk (156 lbs) vs. Tyson Griffin (155 lbs)
Rich Clementi (156 lbs) vs. Gray Maynard (155 lbs)

Preliminary Bouts:

Thales Leites (186 lbs) vs. Drew McFedries (186 lbs)
Spencer Fisher (155 lbs) vs. Shannon Gugerty (156 lbs)
Dan Miller (185 lbs) vs. Matt Horwich (186 lbs)
Hermes Franca (156 lbs) vs. Marcus Aurelio (156 lbs)
Josh Burkman (173 lbs) vs. Pete Sell (170 lbs)

Report: Gugerty Replaces Guillard at UFC 90


Shannon Gugerty. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

City Boxing product Shannon Gugerty will reportedly replace former “Ultimate Fighter” cast member Melvin Guillard against veteran Spencer Fisher at UFC 90 on October 25 according to a report from Sherdog.com.

Fisher and Guillard had verbally agreed to meet at the event early last month, but Guillard has now been pulled off of the card for unknown reasons. According to Fisher, UFC officials went through 3-4 possible opponents before settling on Gugerty.

Fisher bounced back from a disappointing decision loss to Frankie Edgar at UFC 78 last year to win a hard-fought unanimous decision over fellow midwestern product Jeremy Stephens at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale in June. The win was Fisher’s sixth career victory inside the confines of the UFC.

Gugerty was victorious in his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 15 on July 19, where he submitted fellow newcomer Dale Hartt with a rear naked choke in the first round. Gugerty, who has fought primarily in San Diego’s Total Combat organization, is 1-1 in career bouts against WEC featherweight Cub Swanson.

Report: Fisher-Guillard Set for UFC 90


Spencer Fisher. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

A lightweight bout between divisional contenders Spencer Fisher and Melvin Guillard is reportedly scheduled to take place at the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s inaugural event in the city of Chicago - UFC 90: Silva vs. Cote, which will emanate from the Allstate Arena on October 25th.

Fisher is said to have confirmed the bout with MMAWeekly.com at this past weekend’s International Mixed Martial Arts Convention in California. Although the fight is yet to be officially signed, bout agreements have apparently been sent out and are expected to be signed and returned later this week.

Fisher bounced back from a disappointing decision loss to Frankie Edgar at UFC 78 last year to win a hard-fought unanimous decision over fellow midwestern product Jeremy Stephens at The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale in June. The win was Fisher’s sixth career victory inside the confines of the UFC.

Guillard was victorious in his return to the UFC after taking a brief hiatus to sharpen his skills in smaller shows, needed only 36 seconds to stop German prospect Dennis Siver at UFC 86 last month. It was Guillard’s second straight win and also snapped a two-fight UFC losing steak he was suffering from.

TUF 7: Finale Live Results

Results from The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale:
Rob Kimmons def. Rob Yundt - Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Dean Lister def. Jeremy Horn - Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Matt Brown def. Matt Arroyo - TKO
Drew McFedries def. Marvin Eastman - TKO
Tim Credeur vs. Cale Yarbrough - Cancelled
Dustin Hazelett def. Josh Burkman - Submission (Armbar)
Matt Riddle def. Dante Rivera - Unanimous Decision
Spencer Fisher def. Jeremy Stephens - Unanimous Decision
Diego Sanchez def. Luigi Fioravanti - TKO
Amir Sadollah def. CB Dollaway - Submission (Armbar)
Kendall Grove def. Evan Tanner - Split Decision

Mini-commentary:
- Dollaway protested his loss, suggesting he didn’t tap out.  It did appear that he tapped once.  It resulted in a good-looking hanging armbar from Sadollah.
- Tanner could not solve Grove’s size.  He walked into a few punches, and looked surprised by the reach of Grove’s legs.  Tanner had a good third round, but nothing that compared to the first two, which easily went to Grove.  The split decision result was curious.

Live commentary:
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Sadollah-Dollaway II Completes “TUF Finale” Lineup


Amir Sadollah. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Last night’s episode of “The Ultimate Fighter” showed us that everything isn’t always set in stone, especially when it comes to who will be fighting to become this season’s winner.

After Amir Sadollah pulled off a third-round upset of highly touted wrestler C.B. Dollaway, he was set to join Jesse Taylor in the finals of the reality show’s middleweight bracket for this season. However when a few of the fighters opted to stay in Las Vegas following the filming of the show, Taylor’s infamous drunken escapades continued.

Taylor smashed a limousine window, upset guests at Palace Station, a casino owned by UFC co-owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, and then gave security all they could handle on the fighter’s final night in Sin City. UFC President Dana White had seen enough and ultimately decided to kick Taylor off of the show, additionally asking Dollaway and fellow semi-finalist Tim Credeur to fight in another exhibition bout to decide who would go on to fight Sadollah in the finals.

Dollaway used his wrestling skills to earn a hard-fought unanimous decision over Credeur, moving on to rematch Sadollah this Saturday night. This season’s finale will see the fewest amount of ‘TUF’ cast members in history - only seven from this season will be on the card. The remainder will have a slew of UFC veterans complete a stacked undercard.

The show will also feature a welterweight battle between Diego Sanchez and American Top Team product Luigi Fioravanti. Former UFC middleweight champion Evan Tanner will collide with Kendall Grove, the middleweight winner of the show’s third season, in the night’s main event.

The complete card for the event is as follows:

Main Card:

Evan Tanner vs. Kendall Grove
Diego Sanchez vs. Luigi Fioravanti
Amir Sadollah vs. C.B. Dollaway
Spencer Fisher vs. Jeremy Stephens
Matt Riddle vs. Dante Rivera

Preliminary Bouts:

Josh Burkman vs. Dustin Hazelett
Marvin Eastman vs. Drew McFedries
Dean Lister vs. Jeremy Horn
Tim Credeur vs. Cale Yarbrough
Rob Yundt vs. Rob Kimmons
Matt Arroyo vs. Matt Brown

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