DROID-FRIENDLY AUDIO ARCHIVE HERE: iPhone-friendly audio available for download on iTunes or HERE on Stitcher Radio Tonight, Punch Drunk Radio’s hosts Amy Barton (Twitter: @amesbelle) and Alex Donno (Twitter: @AlexDonno) welcome Urijah Faber to the show. Faber (Twitter: @UrijahFaber), former WEC featherweight champion, will talk to us about MMA, but more so about a business he and UFC light heavyweight Read More »
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May 9, 2013 5:02:57 PM
Event results for MFC 37, which took place Friday at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.
May 9, 2013 4:14:51 PM
The long-discussed launch of the all-sports network FOX Sports 1 is 100 days away, and the first day of programming will feature nearly eight hours of UFC programming. Additionally, the next two live events on the channel takes place Aug. 28 and Sept. 4.
FOX officials today announced plans for the Aug. 17 launch date of the new channel, and episodes of "UFC Ultimate Insider," "UFC Unleashed" and "UFC Tonight" in addition to both preliminary and main-card bouts from the previously announced UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 event (which the channel is internally labeling "FOX UFC Saturday") will feature during the launch.
"We've been working for months now, but a lot has come together in the time since we officially unveiled our plans for the launch of FOX Sports 1 in March," FOX Sports exec Eric Shanks stated. "The programming schedule has been solidified, and we really come out of the gate incredibly strong from Day 1."
FOX Sports 1 officially launches at 8 a.m. ET on Aug. 17 and opens with NASCAR coverage until 3:30 p.m. ET, when the coverage switches to UFC-related items for the next seven-and-a-half hours.
As previously reported, UFC on FOX Sports 1 1 takes place Aug. 17 at Boston's TD Garden. The promotion has yet to officially announce any bouts for the card. A two-hour "FOX UFC Saturday Prelims" special airs at 6 p.m. ET, and a three-hour main-card broadcast of "FOX UFC Saturday" follows at 8 p.m. ET.
Locations and details have yet to be announced for the Aug. 28 and Set. 4 events. However, FOX officials revealed the Sept. 4 event will serve as the lead-in for "The Ultimate Fighter 18," which debuts at 10 p.m. ET. UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Cat Zingano serve as coaches.
FOX Sports 1, which was previously known as Speed. With the re-brand, the channel will serve as the new cable home of the UFC.
May 7, 2013 9:33:56 PM
ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC), presented by Casino Filipino and in association with Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC), announced today three undercard bouts for ONE FC: RISE TO POWER. Up and coming Lowen Tynanes will battle the seasoned Felipe Enomoto while MMA veteran Tim Sylvia is back in action against Tony Johnson and fan favorite Ryan Diaz will take on Russian ace Yusup Saadulaev. All the action takes place live on 31 May from the MOA Arena in Manila, Philippines.
As a young MMA fighter, Lowen Tynanes has already made a big impression by winning fights against top opponents in the Philippines, Japan and Malaysia. The high school wrestling champion silenced the home-crowd in Manila by incapacitating crowd-favorite Eduard Folayang with a vicious elbow which caused the doctor to instantly stop the fight. In his last outing at ONE FC, Tynanes also defeated Hong Kong-based South African fighter Vuyisile Colossa via rear naked choke. A proud American, he loves nothing better than to travel to Asia to take on the best local fighters in their own back yards. Tynanes is once again looking forward to showcasing his skills when he takes on Swiss-Japanese fighter Felipe Enomoto.
Each time Felipe Enomoto has entered into the ONE FC cage, he has been the underdog. This time, it is no different. Having established a reputation as being one of the toughest and most durable fighters in Asia who always leaves it all in the cage, Enomoto will undoubtedly be looking to silence the crowd with a decisive victory in the early rounds. Any fight which involves Enomoto is going to be a treat for MMA fans because this fighter never backs down no matter who the opponent is or which round he’s in.
One of the most frightening figures the MMA world has ever witnessed in combat sports action is Tim “The Maine-iac” Sylvia. Towering at over two meters tall, this brute of a man poses a serious threat to every heavyweight fighter in the world. Sylvia has fought over 30 times, won numerous championships and knocked out countless opponents. Sylvia’s unusual combination of size and quickness has ushered in a new era of monstrous, weight cutting heavyweights who seek total domination of their smaller counterparts. Sylvia is looking for a spectacular KO when he squares off against Tony Johnson on May 31.
Tony Johnson is an imposing heavyweight fighter. Considered a top prospect in the heavyweight division, Johnson is famed for being one of the fastest strikers in the division and is currently on a two fight win streak. At ONE FC: RISE TO POWER, he will be looking to make an impressive debut in the famed ONE FC cage.
Ryan Diaz has been training in MMA for over ten years and already has thirteen professional wins to his name. Over a long career, Diaz continues to perfect his background in BJJ, Muay Thai and boxing. He possesses incredible power and strength. Diaz is much more experienced of the two fighters and will be looking to use his strength to overpower his Russian opponent and return to the USA victorious. After 2 outings in the ONE FC cage, Russian wrestler Saadulaev is still searching for his first ONE FC victory and will enter the cage for the third time with the determination to prevent a Diaz win at all costs.
May 7, 2013 7:14:47 PM
Chris Barnett (7-1) was scheduled to meet Smealinho Rama (6-0) in a heavyweight title bout Friday at "MFC 37: True Grit," however, due to an unfortunate eye injury, the MFC newcomer was forced to withdraw.
Barnett's eye was examined by doctors and they concluded the heavyweight has three holes in his retina. Dr. Shelby Karpman, Edmonton Combative Sports Commission’s head physician, also determined Barnett would be taking a serious risk by taking part in the bout, to the point that he could be blinded permanently if struck in the eye.
Barnett, who trains primarily at Hardcore Gym, told MMADiehards.com last week he had been preparing with the Blackzilians for his upcoming bout and was looking forward to showing off a new, improved version of himself. Barnett said he was anxious to get back to competing after a year-long layoff, which is now spoiled.
Nonetheless, Barnett is signed to a three-fight contract with the MFC and will debut in the ring as soon as he is healthy.
Rama, as it is of no fault of his own, will be paid his show purse for the match, but will be removed from the card, as well.
May 6, 2013 9:31:08 PM
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has fined middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva$50,000 for refusing to take part in a planned pre-UFC 162 media event.
Silva (33-4 MMA, 16-0 UFC) was scheduled to talk with a few of Los Angeles' largest media outlets on Tuesday but ultimately skipped the session and instead flew home to his native Brazil.
"We had a full media day set up for him in Los Angeles, and he just decided he didn't want to do it, so he's being fined $50,000," UFC President Dana White told USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie.com(www.mmajunkie.com).
The media session was scheduled to coincide with this week's ticket on-sale date for "UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman," in which Silva looks to defend his belt against Chris Weidman (9-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC). The pay-per-view event takes place July 6 at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena. The annual Fourth of July weekend fight card is considered one of the promotion's cornerstone events and comes complete with a two-day UFC Fan Expo and a full slate of fan-driven activities.
"He doesn't like talking to the media, but it's part of his contractual obligation," White said. "Everybody wants more money, more money, more money, but nobody wants to sell the fight or go out and talk to the media. Talking to the media is part of your job, whether you like it or not."
Silva was scheduled to appear on local TV and radio stations, as well as a luncheon with more than a dozen Los Angeles-area newspapers and websites.
Silva is not the first high-profile UFC fighter to skip company-scheduled media appearances. In 2011Nick Diaz missed a pair of pre-UFC 137 press conferences designed to promote a planned bout with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. In a then-unprecedented move, White pulled Diaz from the headlining contest and replaced him with Carlos Condit.
White said he is not currently inclined to take similar action against Silva, and the bout with Weidman is still scheduled to serve as the UFC 162 main event.
"Nick Diaz didn't show up for the press conference," White said. "This was just a smaller media day, but it's still not acceptable, so we're fining him $50,000."
Silva's manager, Ed Soares, declined to comment on the matter.
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