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25 February 2011

Shark Fights 14... Alexander vs Irvin rematch

Houston Alexander will fight James Irvin on March 11th 2011 at Shark Fights 14 in Lubbock Texas. The Light Heavyweight bout will bring back memories of a superman punch at UFC fight Night 13 where Irvin (15-8) knocked out Alexander (11-6) in just 8 seconds.

James Irvin's last fight was considered a no-contest by guest referee Ken Shamrock after Irvin illegally kneeing his opponent in the head and Alexander won his last fight at Shark Fights 13 in September against Ramueau Thierry Sokoudjou.

Shark Fights 14 will not air on pay per view like their last event as they are in current negotiations with a television company.

Connecticut USA moves to sanction MMA

Legislation has now been introduced in the state of Connecticut USA. Matt Lessar recently introduced the proposal and testified before the states legislature's Public Safety Committee. The UFC vice president of government and regulatory affairs Marc Ratner also attended and spoke at a recent hearing at the state capital.

The bill would regulate the sport whilst taxing revenue. According to the proposal, five percent of an events revenue will go to the state. The bill is co-sponsored by state senator Paul Doyle and state rep Mary Mushinsky.

The next part of the process will be a vote by the Public Safety Committee which so far has not been scheduled, however this is expected to happen in the next few weeks.

Both UFC and Bellator have held events in Connecticut, UFC in 2005 and Bellator has run three events over the past two years and are scheduled to hold another on April 2nd 2011

If Connecticut pass MMA sanctioning it would leave New York, Vermount and West Virginia as the final holdouts among states with athletic commisions who do not regulate Mixed Martial Arts though all three states are now considering introducing legislation.

UFC Latest... GAMBURYAN out of 128

Confirmed today, former WEC Featherweight Manny Gamburyan  (11-5) has been forced to pull out of UFC 128 with a back injury.

No replacement has been signed to fight Raphael Assuncao (15-3) who beat LC Davis in November so Gamburyan is yet to fight in the UFC

UFC 128 will be air live on March 19th 2011 and is headlined with the Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua vs Jon Jones bout

24 February 2011

CAGE WARRIORS... Saturday 26th February 2011 HMV Forum London

Cage Warriors 40 Fight Card
Rosi “The Surgeon” Sexton (11-2-0) vs. Roxanne “The Happy Warrior” Modafferi (15-6-0) (3×5 Minute Rounds)
CWFC Bantamweight Title (5×5 Minute Rounds)
(Champion) Paul “Metabolic” McVeigh (17-6-0) vs. Andreas “Minigun” Bernhard (7-1-0)
CWFC Featherweight Title (5×5 Minute Rounds)
(Champion) Danny Batten (13-5-3) vs. Graham Turner (16-6-1)
Welterweight (3×5 Minute Rounds)
Arni “The Ice Viking” Isaksson (10-3-0) vs. Eric Bradley (5-1-0)
Lightweight (3×5 Minute Rounds)
Joseph Duffy (8-0-0) vs. Tom Maguire (7-4-0)

Featherweight (3×5 Minute Rounds)
Ashleigh “The Thunderball Kid” Grimshaw (8-7-1-1nc) vs. Ismael Padavia (4-2-0)
Middleweight (3×5 Minute Rounds)
Brett Sizeland (3-0-0) vs. Tony Machado (3-0-0)
Lightweight (3×5 Minute Rounds)
Brad Wheeler (3-4-0) vs. Hayden Critchfield (4-3-0)
Lightweight (3×5 Minute Rounds)
Pat Vickers (2-0-0) vs. Ian “The Whirlwind” Entwistle (2-0-0)
Welterweight (3×5 Minute Rounds)
Charlie Leary (2-1-0) vs. Aaron Thomas (Pro Debut)
Lightweight (3×5 Minute Rounds)
Mark Fry (2-0-0) vs. Paul Kingdon (1-1-0)

Amateur Bantamweight (3×3 minute rounds)
Ben Hajir (The MMA Clinic) vs. Josh Foster (Total Dojo)
Amateur Featherweight Bout (3×3 minute rounds)
Oliver Battell (The MMA Clinic) vs. Matt Kiley (KO Gym)
Amateur Lightweight (3×3 minute rounds)
Jack Bramfield (The MMA Clinic) vs. Theo Michialides (KAYO Gym)
Amateur Welterweight (3×3 minute rounds)
Matt Wise (The MMA Clinic) vs. Rob Kwetniewski (KO Gym)

20 February 2011

UFC NEWS: Rampage vs Hamill and Alves vs Story

UFC News

Confirmed by the UFC for 130 on May 28 at MGM Garden Arena Las Vegas as official. The card also features a headliner between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard for the UFC Lightweight Championship.

A win over Hamil would put Rampage next in line to face the winner of of Mauricio Rua vs Jon Jones.

Alves is out to impress upon his victory at UFC 124 against John Howard.

Story and his camp having previously expressed a keen interest to fight top ten competition have been given just that with the top five ranked Alves.

Tito Ortiz latest:

Tito Ortiz concussed

Tito Ortiz has pulled out of the UFC fight night 24 bout with Antoinio Gogerio Nogueira after it was announced earlier that he had concussion and 22 stitches for a cut caused in training. Phil Davis is set to take his place after losing his UFC 129 opponent Matt Hamill to Quinton Rampage Jackson and UFC 130 and then taking Jason Blilz as a replacement. He'll now get the opportunity to fight one month earlier.