Zelaznik: UFC title fights not necessarily impossible for future European cards

LONDON – According to all measurable statistics, Saturday’s UFC 120 event likely will be an astounding success for the
world’s largest MMA promotion.

Returning to England for the first time in 11 months, UFC officials have
declared The O2 sold out for…

LONDON – According to all measurable statistics, Saturday’s UFC 120 event likely will be an astounding success for the
world’s largest MMA promotion.

Returning to England for the first time in 11 months, UFC officials have
declared The O2 sold out for UFC 120 and predict a record live gate.

And despite a sold UFC 120 card, UFC fans
have begun to question the promotion’s commitment to bringing the
sport’s top stars across the pond. UFC executive Marshall
Zelaznik said there are real hurdles to bringing high-profile fights to
Europe, but he doesn’t think fans should give up just
yet.


Bellator XXXII Weigh-In Results

Bellator Fighting Championships returns to Kansas City for tonight’s event, Bellator 32, at the Kansas City Power & Light District. The official weigh-ins for the event took place on Wednesday.
The event can be seen live nationwide on Fox Sports Net and it’s regional sports network affiliates.
Highlighting Bellator 32 will be two tournament finals.
Heavyweight finalists […]

Bellator 32Bellator Fighting Championships returns to Kansas City for tonight’s event, Bellator 32, at the Kansas City Power & Light District. The official weigh-ins for the event took place on Wednesday.

The event can be seen live nationwide on Fox Sports Net and it’s regional sports network affiliates.

Highlighting Bellator 32 will be two tournament finals.

Heavyweight finalists Cole Konrad meets Neil Grove to crown the first Bellator heavyweight champion. The first Bellator bantamweight champion will also be crowned as fighters Zach Makovsky and Ed West square off in the tournament final.

The weigh-in results for Bellator 32 are as follows:

Main Card

Heavyweight title bout: Cole Konrad (264) vs. Neil Grove (263)
Bantamweight title bout: Ed West (134.25) vs Zack Makovsky (134.25)
Welterweight bout: Ryan Thomas (169.5) vs. Jim Wallhead (168.75)
Catchweight (165 lbs) bout: Chris Page (166.5) vs. Michael Chandler (164.5)

Preliminary Card

Featherweight bout: Ryan Roberts (145.75) vs. Eric Marriott (145.75)
Catchweight (180 lbs) bout: Chad Reiner (176) vs. Rudy Bears (180.75)
Bantamweight bout: Jared Downing (134.9) vs. Danny Tims (135.9)
Featherweight bout: Shane Hutchinson (144) vs. Brian Davidson (145.75)

Gegard Mousasi Stops By The Team Quest Gym

Gegard Mousasi stops by the Team Quest Gym in Murietta, California to do some training with former PRIDE star Dan Henderson. Mousasi was at they gym as part of a promotion for Sherdog.com and EA Sports.
Each man praises the others skills during the interview and both men feel it’s an honor to be represented […]

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Gegard Mousasi stops by the Team Quest Gym in Murietta, California to do some training with former PRIDE star Dan Henderson. Mousasi was at they gym as part of a promotion for Sherdog.com and EA Sports.

Each man praises the others skills during the interview and both men feel it’s an honor to be represented in the upcoming EA Sports MMA video game.

Mousasi notes that he may face Olympic Judo Gold Medalist Satosho Ishii and hopes to fight for the Strikeforce title sometime next year.

HT: ClinchGear.com

UFC’s UK Chief Says More European Events on Horizon

Filed under: UFC, NewsThe UFC continues to find increasing success in Europe, and on Wednesday, the promotion’s UK president, Marshall Zelaznik, said all signs point toward even more events in England next year.

Saturday’s UFC 120 event has received a…

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The UFC continues to find increasing success in Europe, and on Wednesday, the promotion’s UK president, Marshall Zelaznik, said all signs point toward even more events in England next year.

Saturday’s UFC 120 event has received a mixed reaction from fans. But Zelaznik confirmed at Wednesday’s press conference in London that the card is the largest grossing event for the promotion in the UK and will set a new UFC European attendance mark.

Mac Danzig vs. Joe Stevenson Slated for UFC 124 in Montreal

(This is allegedly a picture of a pre-MMA Mac Danzig. Shame on Roy Nelson for biting his style.)
As first reported by MMA Mania, a lightweight meeting between Ultimate Fighter winners Mac Danzig and Joe Stevenson is likely for UFC 124: St. Pierre vs….

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(This is allegedly a picture of a pre-MMA Mac Danzig. Shame on Roy Nelson for biting his style.)

As first reported by MMA Mania, a lightweight meeting between Ultimate Fighter winners Mac Danzig and Joe Stevenson is likely for UFC 124: St. Pierre vs. Koscheck II (December 11; Montreal, Quebec, Canada).

After cruising through the sixth season of TUF as a welterweight, Danzig immediately dropped to lightweight and took out Mark Bocek at UFC 83. Since then, he’s gone 1-4 in the Octagon, most recently losing to Matt Wiman by a controversial technical decision. Danzig was scheduled to have a rematch with Wiman at UFC Fight Night 22, but had to withdraw due to injury

As for Joe Daddy, the TUF 2 welterweight winner could also use a ‘W’, as he’s coming off his unanimous decision loss to George Sotiropoulos at UFC 110. Stevenson was slated to take on Takanori Gomi at Jones vs. Matyushenko, but dropped out due to an injury of his own and was replaced by Tyson Griffin. Time for one TUF winner to get his shit together, and another to board the slow boat to palookaville…

UFC 125 official for Jan. 1 with Edgar-Maynard, Carwin-Nelson co-headliners

As expected UFC 125 will kick off the 2011 fight season when UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar rematches Gray Maynard in a championship main event on Jan. 1.

Additionally, top-ranked heavyweights Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson meet in the co-main even…

As expected UFC 125 will kick off the 2011 fight season when UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar rematches Gray Maynard in a championship main event on Jan. 1.

Additionally, top-ranked heavyweights Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson meet in the co-main event of the New Year’s Day show.

The event, which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, was formally announced during today’s new “UFC Ultimate Insider” episode.