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UFC 110 Replay to Counter Strikeforce 0

UFC 110 Replay to Counter Strikeforce

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As it always does on nights when CBS has shown live mixed martial arts, the UFC will re-play a selection of fights on Spike TV on Saturday night, April 17. This time up it’s UFC 110 that will go head-to-head with Strikeforce.

Spike announced Monday that it will show UFC 110 at 9PM Eastern and Pacific, the same time that CBS is showing the Strikeforce card headlined by Dan Henderson vs. Jake Shields.

After Successful Brain Surgery, Thiago Alves Rebooked Against Jon Fitch 0

After Successful Brain Surgery, Thiago Alves Rebooked Against Jon Fitch

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Less than a week after UFC welterweight Thiago Alves had brain surgery, he’s been booked in a fight, as UFC President Dana White confirmed through his Twitter feed that Alves and Jon Fitch will be matched up at UFC 115 in Vancouver.

The two were scheduled to face off at UFC 111 in March when Alves was pulled from the card 48 hours before the show after New Jersey state athletic commission doctors found irregularities in a CAT scan.

MMA Top 10 Pound-for-Pound: Silva, Penn Can Make a Case 0

MMA Top 10 Pound-for-Pound: Silva, Penn Can Make a Case

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B.J. PennUFC 112 on Saturday will be a rare opportunity to see two of the five best pound-for-pound fighters in mixed martial arts on the same card, but it will be more than just that. It will also be an opportunity for both UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn to make a case for being not just top five, but the best fighter in the world.

Right now, I consider Silva the sport’s second-best fighter and Penn the fourth. But they Top 4 fighters are bunched together so tightly that with No. 1 Fedor Emelianenko dragging his feet in scheduling his next fight, a spectacular performance from Silva or Penn could convince me to make a change at the top.

My rankings of the top 10 pound-for-pound fighters heading into UFC 112 are below.

Strikeforce Eyeing June 16 Event, Possibly in Los Angeles 0

Strikeforce Eyeing June 16 Event, Possibly in Los Angeles

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Strikeforce is eyeing a June 16 date for an upcoming live event, a source with knowledge of the situation told MMA Fighting.

Though the date is not yet confirmed, according to the source, it appears that the company has it targeted. A site has yet to be chosen, though the San Jose, Calif., based promotion is leaning towards a show in the Los Angeles area to coincide with the massive E3 entertainment expo.

UFC 112: Arena Photos Show Construction Progress 0

UFC 112: Arena Photos Show Construction Progress

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When it hits Abu Dhabi on April 10 for UFC 112, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will have its first ever outdoor event. The show is taking place at a brand-new stadium, called Concert Arena, that is being designed specifically with UFC events in mind. These photos, taken a week ago, show the progress that the construction project has made.

Semmy Schilt Beats Errol Zimmerman by Decision 0

Semmy Schilt Beats Errol Zimmerman by Decision

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K-1 super heavyweight champion Semmy Schilt defended his title with a victory over Errol Zimmerman at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Yokohama on Saturday.

At the start of the first round Zimmerman actually surprised Schilt by lunging forward with a big straight left hand to the nose, snapping Schilt’s head back. But once Schilt recovered, he dominated the round, backing Zimmerman up against the ropes and nearly knocking him down. Two of the three judges scored the first round 10-9 for Schilt, while the third judge scored it a 10-10 draw.

K-1 Main Event: Badr Hari Beats Alexey Ignashov by Decision 0

K-1 Main Event: Badr Hari Beats Alexey Ignashov by Decision

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Badr Hari had no trouble at all in defeating Alexey Ignashov by unanimous decision at the K-1 World Grand Prix in Yokohama 2010, as K-1’s best knockout artist was patient and content to out-point the defensive-minded Ignashov.

Hari came out swinging in the first round, but Ignashov showed off some very good head movement, as no matter how powerful the punches Hari threw, Ignashov managed to avoid them. At the end of the first round a Hari flurry appeared to have Ignashov in trouble against the ropes, but Hari didn’t have time to finish his assault. All three judges scored the first round 10-9 for Hari.

Alistair Overeem KOs Dzevad Poturak 0

Alistair Overeem KOs Dzevad Poturak

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Alistair Overeem looked like a wrecking machine in the K-1 ring once again on Saturday, knocking out Dzevad Poturak in the first round at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Yokohama.

The knockout blow was a right knee to the jaw, but it was preceded by some good technical boxing on Overeem’s part. The much smaller Poturak landed a few punches that didn’t do any damage, while Overeem landed powerful punches throughout the first round, including a right hook that knocked Poturak down.

Kyotaro KOs Peter Aerts for K-1 Heavyweight Title 0

Kyotaro KOs Peter Aerts for K-1 Heavyweight Title

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The K-1 heavyweight title has largely been a belt that didn’t mean anything since Keijiro Maeda, the Japanese fighter better known as Kyotaro, won it a year ago. But it means a lot now that Kyotaro beat Peter Aerts at the K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Yokohama.

It was the biggest win over Kyotaro’s career, and a tremendous display of technical and powerful kickboxing in beating Aerts, a legend who’s clearly past his prime.

K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Yokohama Results 0

K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 in Yokohama Results

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The biggest kickboxing event of the year to date is taking place Saturday in Yokohama, Japan, with the K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Yokohama.

Alistair Overeem is returning to the ring against Dzevad Poturak, Semmy Schilt is defending the K-1 super heavyweight title against Errol Zimmerman, Kyotaro is defending the K-1 heavyweight title against Peter Aerts, and in the main event Badr Hari takes on Alexey Ignashov.

Full results are below.

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