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Previewing UFC Fight Night 19: The Main Card


Melvin Guillard. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

One of the more busy weeks in MMA will kick off on Wednesday when the UFC holds UFC Fight Night 19 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma before premiering the first episode of the tenth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show on Spike TV.

Headlining UFC Fight Night 19 will be a lightweight clash between “Ultimate Fighter 5” winner Nate Diaz and colorful striker and fellow “TUF” alumnus Melvin Guillard as well as Roger Huerta’s potential final UFC bout against standout wrestler Gray Maynard.

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All Fighters on Weight for UFC Fight Night 19


Nate Diaz. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 19 event, which takes place at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, are below. All fighters successfully made weight.

Headlining UFC Fight Night 19 will be a lightweight clash between “Ultimate Fighter 5” winner Nate Diaz and colorful striker and fellow “TUF” alumnus Melvin Guillard as well as Roger Huerta’s potential final UFC bout against standout wrestler Gray Maynard.

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Fight of the Day: Ellenberger vs. Light

From BodogFight’s “Costa Rica Combat” event in February 2007, here’s UFC newcomer and Team Quest product Jake Ellenberger facing current Wolfslair coach and recent Strikeforce signee Zach Light.

Team USA Edges Out Korea in M-1 Challenge


Jordan Radev. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Team USA earned a narrow 3-2 win over Team Korea behind the performances of Jake Ellenberger and Jeremiah Constant at the latest edition of the M-1 Challenge in Korea.

Ellenberger scored a second-round TKO of Doo Won Seo via doctor’s stoppage due to cuts while Constant submitting Ji Hoon Kim in the first round of their featured bout. David Gardner‘s quick knockout of Jang Yong Kim handed the Americans the hard-fought victory.

Behind a strong showing by UFC veteran Jordan Radev, the World Star Team soundly defeated Team Japan 4-1. Radev, who was released from the UFC following a loss to Dean Lister last December, picked up his third straight win, winning a decision over Yuya Shirai.

Other notable bouts saw Bruno Carvalho decision DREAM veteran Tatsuya Mizuno and Roman Zentsov fall to Sang Soo Lee by way of first-round submission in one of the show’s superfights.

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Nelson, Schultz Defend IFL Titles in Vegas


Ryan Schultz throws a right hand at John Gunderson. Photo courtesy of the International Fight League.

LAS VEGAS - Lightweight Ryan Schultz and heavyweight Roy Nelson defended their respective International Fight League titles and middleweight Ryan McGivern won his first belt before 3,931 at the IFL event last night at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Schultz grinded out a unanimous decision over John Gunderson to retain his title, maintaining strong position throughout the match. Most of the bout was contested on the ground, with both fighters escaping potential chokes in the final two rounds.

Nelson earned a first-round TKO victory over Fabiano Scherner to defend his heavyweight crown. Nelson took Scherner down midway through the round and used a flurry of right hands to secure the stoppage at 3:20.

In what many felt was the best bout of the night, McGivern topped defending champion Matt Horwich by unanimous decision in a battle in which both fighters had strong moments.

Horwich nearly secured an armbar at the end of the second round, when McGivern was likely saved by the bell. In the closing seconds of the fourth round, McGivern delivered a series of strikes that staggered the former champion, but the champion held on until the bell.

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Ellenberger-Healy Set to Clash at IFL Feb Show


Jake Ellenberger grapples with Zach Light at the tapings for BodogFight: Costa Rica. Photo courtesy of BodogFight.

Highly touted Team Quest prospect Jake Ellenberger will take on Lion’s Den veteran Pat Healy in a welterweight bout at the International Fight League’s first scheduled event in 2008.

The bout, which was confirmed by the IFL earlier today, will take place at the promotion’s “New Blood New Battles” event on February 29th, which will take place at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The fight rounds out a card that features a total of eight fights, including three championship contests.

Ellenberger is coming off of an emphatic knockout win over Jose Landi-Jons at an Extreme Fighting Challenge event in November. However two of Ellenberger’s career losses have come under the IFL banner. The former middleweight also defeated Ben Uker at the IFL Championship Finals in December of 2006.

Healy has gone 2-1 since joining the ranks of the IFL early last year. A knockout loss to dangerous striker Rory Markham has been sandwiched between decision wins over Ray Steinbeiss and Mike Guymon respectively.

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