MMA FightPicker Update: UFC Refugees Battle Their Way Back to the Big Show at ‘Shark Fights 13’

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Whether or not Shark Fights 13 is worth $29.99 of your pay-per-view budget is up to you to decide. But you have to admit, the prospect of Keith Jardine, Sokoudjou, Houston Alexander, and Paul Daley on the same card is pretty d…

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Whether or not Shark Fights 13 is worth $29.99 of your pay-per-view budget is up to you to decide. But you have to admit, the prospect of Keith Jardine, Sokoudjou, Houston Alexander, and Paul Daley on the same card is pretty damn compelling, especially on a weekend when nothing else is going on. After four straight losses in the UFC, Jardine calls his fight with Trevor Prangley this Saturday the beginning of his comeback. A strong performance from Paul Daley against veteran Jorge Masvidal might help Semtex get back in the UFC’s good graces as well. (Yeah, we know he was banned from the Octagon for life, but so was Karo Parisyan, and all Karo had to do was agree not to screw Dana White any more.) And sure, the Assassin vs. the African Assassin? Should be a classic banger, unless Houston decides to dance around in circles again.

Check out the extended video trailer for "Shark Fights 13: Jardine vs. Prangley" above, in which a cast of fighters and analysts (and Don Frye) break down the event. And if you’re an MMA FightPicker supporter, please head on over to fightpicker.cagepotato.com or apps.facebook.com/fightpicker to make your picks for the ten-fight card. The pool questions are after the jump. Note: Due to injuries, Drew McFedries and Marcus Hicks have dropped off the card and have been replaced by Danillo Villefort and Daniel Straus. The event’s preliminary card will be streamed on Sherdog.

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HDNet airs Shark Fights 13 countdown, "Inside MMA" anniversary show on Friday

Shark Fights 13, a Saturday event that represents the Texas-based promotion’s most ambitious offering to date, will be featured this week in an official “countdown” show.

HDNet airs the half-hour special Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET prior to a special three…

Shark Fights 13, a Saturday event that represents the Texas-based promotion’s most ambitious offering to date, will be featured this week in an official “countdown” show.

HDNet airs the half-hour special Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET prior to a special three-year-anniversary edition of “Inside MMA” that includes HDNet CEO Mark Cuban.

Shark Fights 13 takes place Saturday and airs on pay-per-view.


Shark Fights — Sept. 11th PPV — Bas – “Shark Attack”

Mixed martial arts legend Bas Rutten shares ringside commentator duties with Don Frye and Ron Kruck this coming Saturday in Amarillo, Texas as part of Shark Fight Promotions Sept. 11 event, Shark Fights 13.
Somehow I don’t think Jaws has to worry about his movie career if Bas tries to take his spot if they ever […]

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Mixed martial arts legend Bas Rutten shares ringside commentator duties with Don Frye and Ron Kruck this coming Saturday in Amarillo, Texas as part of Shark Fight Promotions Sept. 11 event, Shark Fights 13.

Somehow I don’t think Jaws has to worry about his movie career if Bas tries to take his spot if they ever make another “Jaws” movie.

Still, the card looks great so get out there and show your support for a local promotion by purchasing the PPV this Saturday. Don’t forget the ENTIRE preliminary card will be available on Sherdog.com for FREE!

Shark Fights MMA: Jardine vs. Prangley will be available live on Pay-Per-View on iN DEMAND, Bell TV and Viewers Choice Canada for just $29.99! Contact your cable provider for details. For additional information on Shark Fight Promotions, please visit www.sharkfights.com.

UFC 119: Has the Old Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic Returned?

On September 25 the former Pride open weight grand prix champion, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic will face his toughest test in the UFC when he faces off against Former Champ Frank Mir.
Filipovic is only 4-3 on two separate stints in the UFC. Th…

On September 25 the former Pride open weight grand prix champion, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic will face his toughest test in the UFC when he faces off against Former Champ Frank Mir.
Filipovic is only 4-3 on two separate stints in the UFC. Those three losses account for almost half of his career total of seven […]

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UFC 119: Has the Old Mirko Cro Cop Filipovic Returned?

Vitor Belfort Calls Out James Toney for Boxing Match; Toney Applauds Belfort’s Lack of Bitchassness

(Vitor Belfort is so badass that Mike Tyson wears his t-shirt. Meanwhile, James Toney’s shirt has been discounted from $49.98 to "free with any purchase at the Salvation Army.")
Since James Toney allowed himself to be humiliated (for a larg…

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(Vitor Belfort is so badass that Mike Tyson wears his t-shirt. Meanwhile, James Toney’s shirt has been discounted from $49.98 to "free with any purchase at the Salvation Army.")

Since James Toney allowed himself to be humiliated (for a large paycheck) in a cage-fight at UFC 118, it’s only fair that a representative from the UFC should let Toney try to redeem himself in a boxing ring. Could an MMA star hang with a boxing champ with 12-ounce gloves, no leg kicks, no takedowns, player? If Vitor Belfort gets his way — and we sincerely hope he does — the MMA vs. boxing freak show timeline may get a unique new chapter. As the Phenom tweeted this weekend:

"Dana let me fight James Tony on 6 round boxe Mach I think I can catch him with my speed…Dana will be the 1 boxing match in Ufc I promise he will fell my power and we will show the world the a Ufc fighter can do better"

Okay, we all know that the UFC isn’t in the business of putting on six-round boxing matches, historically speaking. But giving Vitor a day-pass to box James Toney outside of his UFC contract sounds like great publicity to me. I know the dude has a #2 middleweight contender’s match lined up for November, but come on, Belfort wins this fight nine times out of ten and goes home to his nude model wife completely unscathed. And it shouldn’t surprise you that the Dark Emperor is down with the idea…

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Authentic Brands Group acquires TapouT and Silver Star MMA-apparel companies

MMA apparel companies TapouT and Silver Star Casting Company are now under new ownership.

The North-American based Authentic Brands Group LLC, which dubs itself as an “athletic-lifestyle brand,” today announced the acquisition of the leading MMA compa…

MMA apparel companies TapouT and Silver Star Casting Company are now under new ownership.

The North-American based Authentic Brands Group LLC, which dubs itself as an “athletic-lifestyle brand,” today announced the acquisition of the leading MMA companies.

Terms of the deals, which also includes the acquisition of sub-brands such as Tapout MPS and Hitman Fight Gear, were not disclosed.