Tito Ortiz vs. Ryan Bader Set for UFC 132

So it’s looking like Tito Ortiz will look to score his first win since 2006, against yet another powerful wrestler in Ryan Bader, July 2nd at UFC 132. You may recall how Tito did against an opponent with similar qualities last time out, namely Matt Hamill….yeah, not so well. MMA Weekly is reporting that the […]

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So it’s looking like Tito Ortiz will look to score his first win since 2006, against yet another powerful wrestler in Ryan Bader, July 2nd at UFC 132. You may recall how Tito did against an opponent with similar qualities last time out, namely Matt Hamill….yeah, not so well. MMA Weekly is reporting that the bout is a done deal.

At any rate, Ortiz and Bader have been at it on Twitter, and as you see, Tito’s up for the fight.

@ryanbader want some? You will get some. Let’s go!!!!!

Should be interesting.

Jon Jones Talks Strategy, Fighting “Shogun” From the Clinch

Anyone in their right mind should have been stoked to see Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Rashad Evans, but it seems like ever since Jon Jones came into the equation, the hype’s gone up another level. It makes sense of course, as just like thousands of others, we too quickly jumped on the “Bones” bandwagon after seeing […]

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Anyone in their right mind should have been stoked to see Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Rashad Evans, but it seems like ever since Jon Jones came into the equation, the hype’s gone up another level. It makes sense of course, as just like thousands of others, we too quickly jumped on the “Bones” bandwagon after seeing what kind of glorious violence he’s capable of.

Despite the fact that this Saturday’s bout marks the first time the 23 year-old phenomenon will fight for the title, Jones has been taking it in stride, while remaining extremely confident about his chances. So, just how is the rising light-heavy planning on dismantling the champ? Speaking to ESPN, (thanks to MMA Fighting for the quote) Jones stated:

“I was a Greco-Roman All-American, and the clinch is such a huge part of combat sport,” Jones said. “If you look at Muay Thai matches, if you look at your traditional boxing, the clinch is huge. It’s a natural instinct for people to clinch when they’re in a bad situation. And that’s one of my main strengths. My takedowns from the clinch are very powerful, my knees from the clinch are very powerful, and I think that can be a huge mismatch that I can exploit in this fight.”

Yes, right about now you might recall Jones tossing opponents through the air like they were unsuspecting beach balls, and there’s little question he could do some serious damage from that position. That said, we are talking about Shogun, a man who reduced “Rampage” Jackson to a pile of broken human with some serious, serious knees. Guess we’ll see huh?

To put some money down on the fight head here.

Chris Leben Still Campaigning for Bout with Wanderlei Silva

If you’re a regular reader here at Fix, then you know we’ve ‘waxed on’ in the past (think talking, not Karate Kid) about how Chris Leben versus Wanderlei Silva would be a pretty damn sweet fight to catch.  Both dudes like to bring the thunder standing, both men have been involved in some epic wars […]

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If you’re a regular reader here at Fix, then you know we’ve ‘waxed on’ in the past (think talking, not Karate Kid) about how Chris Leben versus Wanderlei Silva would be a pretty damn sweet fight to catch.  Both dudes like to bring the thunder standing, both men have been involved in some epic wars over the years and when Leben asked for the fight after taking out Yoshihiro Akiyama, Wandy seemed down with it.

Well, since then, a certain Mr. Brian Stann derailed Leben’s win streak with a first round ‘how ya like me now’ stoppage at UFC 125. Despite the loss, however, “The Crippler” continues to campaign for a fight with one of the UFC’s biggest stars in “The Axe Murderer.” Why stop now right? Speaking to MMA Weekly this week, Leben’s manager Gary Ibarra informed the outlet that:

“Chris is eager to fight again after his loss to Brian Stann,” Ibarra told MMAWeekly.com. “(He) would like to reiterate his desire to compete against a legend of the sport and personal hero of his in Wanderlei Silva.”

Yes, anyone who can stomp like Mr. Silva is a hero of ours too. It looked for a while like Silva might return from his layoff against the aforementioned Stann, but the former Pride champ apparently isn’t really in to facing an “All American.” Other rumored opponents have included Vitor Belfort and Chael Sonnen (until heel #1 called out the promotion’s heel #1A), either of which would be fantastic, but you could do a lot worse than Leben vs. Silva. Stay tuned.

Ashley Salazar & Corissa Furr Duking it Out as the Top 2 in the Strikeforce Ring Girl Competition Bring You the Fix Friday Link Dump

Watch the UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch Live Weigh-Ins from Sydney, Australia at 7pm PST (10pm EST): here.
Paul Daley misses weight for BAMMA 5 Welterweight title-bout against Yuya Shirai and Ricco Rodriguez misses weight for his 215 lb catchweight fight against James McSweeney: here.
Manny Gamburyan out of UFC 128 against Rafael Assuncao due to a […]

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Watch the UFC 127: Penn vs. Fitch Live Weigh-Ins from Sydney, Australia at 7pm PST (10pm EST): here.

Paul Daley misses weight for BAMMA 5 Welterweight title-bout against Yuya Shirai and Ricco Rodriguez misses weight for his 215 lb catchweight fight against James McSweeney: here.

Manny Gamburyan out of UFC 128 against Rafael Assuncao due to a back injury: here.

Showtime Sports teams with M-1 Global for M-1 Challenge in March: here.

Arianny, Brittney, and Chandella having bikini fun in the Australia sun: here.

UFC on Versus 3 will be broadcast in 3D: here.

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s coach talks taking Jon Jones to the ground: here.

Don’t forget to place your bets for UFC 127 by clicking the icons in our Odds Side Bar on our Home Page. For your best bets from our MMA expert analysts click: here.

Check out our gallery of photos from the current Top 2 contenders in the Strikeforce Knockout Ring Girl competition on Facebook, then vote for your favorite: here.












Emily Miller Brings You the Fix Friday Link Dump

Jay Leno attempts a funny bit with “President Obama” attacking UFC Lightweight, Jacob Volkmann. Watch The Tonight Show clip: here.
UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann has been officially confirmed. Check out the fight card in the works: here.
In the wake of a Chael Sonnen UFC suspension, it looks like Nate Marquardt will […]

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Jay Leno attempts a funny bit with “President Obama” attacking UFC Lightweight, Jacob Volkmann. Watch The Tonight Show clip: here.

UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann has been officially confirmed. Check out the fight card in the works: here.

In the wake of a Chael Sonnen UFC suspension, it looks like Nate Marquardt will step in to take on Yoshihiro Akiyama. Details: here.

You don’t have to spot Gary Goodridge on a night out this weekend. He was finally paid for his 2009 Dynamite! NYE bout though it doesn’t look like he got all his money: here.

Anthony “Showtime Kick” Pettis doesn’t want to wait ’till after Edgar vs. Maynard 3 to get back in the cage. He expects to fight again in the next coming months. As reported by MMAWeekly: here.

Enjoy more pics from the sexy Tequila Cazadores spokesmodel and Ring Girl, Emily Miller below.








Nathalie Grzech Is Your MMA Fix Weekend Hottie

While most of the weekend MMA news is surrounding the The Ultimate Fighter finale (look for our interviews with Chael Sonnen and Stephan Bonnar shortly), there actually is some non-TUF stuff going on…so we’d like to introduce 24 year-old Canadian hottie Nathalie Grzech to bring you our weekend link dump.
:: Ok, this actually is TUF-related, […]

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While most of the weekend MMA news is surrounding the The Ultimate Fighter finale (look for our interviews with Chael Sonnen and Stephan Bonnar shortly), there actually is some non-TUF stuff going on…so we’d like to introduce 24 year-old Canadian hottie Nathalie Grzech to bring you our weekend link dump.

:: Ok, this actually is TUF-related, and here’s what Igor Pokrajac thinks of Stephan Bonnar and training in Crotia (is it still “War Torn Croatia?”). [link]

:: Bellator moving on up? Coming soon: live airings on FX. [link]

:: UFC fighter Maiquel Falcao arrested on assault charges. [link]

:: This “Chronicles of Fedor” is even better than the Chronicles of Narnia. [link]

:: Great take on the economic effects of training for MMA. [link]

:: Oh crap, there’s a Strikeforce fight tonight? Forgot about that. Dan Henderson hasn’t. And he’s looking for a K.O. [link]

Speaking of Strikeforce, bet on Henderson (-260) here. And you’re liking Bonnar at -220 in the TUF finale as much as we are, place a bet here.

And more pics of Nathalie Grzech in the thumbs below and from Vex Magazine here.

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