CKA: Apr 05, 2007

News and Notes

- Check back later this morning for our predictions on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 9. As always we will be going live at 8 PM EST with one of our patented live blogs…

- Also video of Josh Koscheck fighting a fan is coming your way around 8:30 AM…

- So what are you doing today from 6 PM on? Watching Spike TV, duh. Remember there will be two episodes of UFC Unleashed between 6-8 PM. 8 PM of course is UFC Fight Night 9 and following that will be the season premiere of The Ultimate Fighter 5 at 10 PM. Going to be a big day.

- A Japanese news report is speculating that Diego Sanchez may participate in the PRIDE Lightweight Grand Prix starting in May.

- Brazilian MMA news site World Fight posted a recent interview with Mauricio Rua where he stated that he would be interested in taking on Renato Sobral and Tito Ortiz in the near future.

UFC Junkie gives the English translation:

WF: Tito Ortiz declared recently that he would like to fight with you…
Rua: He is a very good athlete and strong, I would like to face him yes, with certainty I would like that fight.

WF: Does the possibility of a rematch with Renato Sobral motivate you to fight in the UFC?
Rua: Definitely! It is a fight that now can happen and I would like it very much it if did.

- Cage Warriors President Doug Truman was arrested yesterday on charges of an alleged connection to a convicted drug dealer in Hampshire, England. Truman is still in jail but is expected to post bail in the next 24 hours.

- The schedule for Versus’ coverage of the WEC starting in June is now up on it’s official website.

Video of the Day

UFC Fight Night 9 Preview

Rock the Vote Results

The Next TUF Alum to Receive a Title Shot?

Diego Sanchez - 68%
Rashad Evans - 13%
Mike Swick - 11%
Josh Koscheck - 7%
Joe Stevenson - 4%
Other - 1%

Recommended Reads

Houston Chronicle: Ultimate Fighting battles for a mainstream role
Sherdog: Diego Sanchez - This Time It’s Personal
UFC: Sanchez vs Koscheck II - Bad Blood Boiling
The Fight Network: The Second Go-Around

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