Ultimate Fighting Championship
Today the UFC announced that jiu-jitsu stars Jeff Monson and Anthony Perosh will fight at UFC 61 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Today the UFC announced two lightweight fights that are set to take place at UFC 61 and Ultimate Fight Night 06/28. ‘The Ultimate Fighter II’ star Jorge Gurgle is set to take on Team Tompkins trained Mark “The Machine” Hominick and ‘The Ultimate Fighter II’ champion Joe Stevenson will take on UFC and PRIDE vet Yves Edwards.
Today the UFC officially announced four more bouts that are set to take place on the June 28th Ultimate Fight Night card. The former UFC middleweight champion Dave Menne will go up against Josh Koscheck in a welterweight battle, Branden Lee Hinkle will move down to 205 lbs to face Jason Lambert, Jon Fitch will take on Thiago Alves and ‘The Ultimate Fighter II’ finalist Luke Cummo will go up against the very tough Jonathan Goulet.
‘The Ultimate Fighter’ stars, Stephan Bonnar and Rashad Evans are set to do battle in the octagon June 28th at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.
Expect a good fight as both guys will be looking to redeem themselves after shaky performances in which each fighter was able to earn a questionable decision victory.
UFC color-commentator Joe Rogan will not be part of the broadcast team for UFC 61: “Bitter Rivals” due to a prior commitment to The Comedy Connection in Boston, which he was unable to cancel. Rogan stated that he would be at both of the Spike TV cards in June and hopefully the rest of the pay per views after that.
Randy Couture who is now a permanent fixture on the UFC broadcast team will be filling in for Joe Rogan.
In only his second fight since being involved in a devastating motorcycle accident, Frank Mir is set to take on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ star Dan Christison. Also on the card, “The People’s Warrior” Josh Burkman will face “The Dentist” Josh Neer.
Today the UFC announced that Gilbert Aldana and Cheick Kongo will hook up in a battle of the big men at UFC 61. Both guys love to stand and brawl so it should make for an interesting match up.
ESPN Motion has a segment from Outside the Lines: Ultimate Fighting Championship Battles for Respectability
It runs a little over three minutes. It’s about the UFC you know: little time needed to become a success, still fighting for a reputation as a “sport”.
The UFC has announced that Diego Sanchez and Karo Parisyan will fight in the main event of an August 17th Ultimate Fight Night that will precede the premiere of The Ultimate Fighter 4 on Spike TV.
I’m guessing that this will be another fight to narrow down the list of contenders in the welterweight division, but is it really doing that? After all, does the winner of this matchup meet BJ Penn? With Sean Sherk supposedly moving down to lightweight, I don’t see Joe Silva being able to match Penn up with anyone right now. If they do make him wait for the victor of Sanchez-Parisyan, that’s a pretty long layoff for BJ…
UFC veteran Evan Tanner has opened up to his fans in a big way lately - making daily posts in his blog concerning personal events ongoing in his life.