The card for the UFC’s initial foray into Australia is now complete with the addition of a bout between Igor Pokrajac (21-6) and Heavy.com blogger James Te Huna (11-4).
The proposed Bobby Lashley vs. Jimmy Ambriz bout that was scheduled to take place at “Strikeforce: Miami” on Jan. 30 has fallen apart. Sources close to the bout informed Heavy.com early Saturday morning that, despite previously published reports from other outlets.
The Sean Sherk vs. Clay Guida bout that was tentatively scheduled for “UFC on Versus 1″ has been scratched. Sherk was removed from the bout for undisclosed reasons.
Pride Fighting Championships was home to many of the best fighters in the world during the decade they dominated the MMA landscape.
January 15, 2010: The January 2010 Independent World MMA Rankings have been released. These rankings are independent of any single MMA media outlet or sanctioning body, and are published on multiple web sites.
Last year was a good year for promotions making their debut on the national stage. Strikeforce continued its growth from a regional player into a powerhouse, but if you are a hardcore fan of the sport, it was probably the little known Bellator promotion that grabbed your attention.
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Jamie Te Huna is an New Zealand-born mixed martial artist trained by Mark Hunt who was signed by the UFC to a four-fight contract last October. He will be making his UFC debut in front of a home country crowd in Sydney on February 21.
“The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights” winner Roy Nelson will face Stefan Struve at UFC Fight Night 21 in March. That’s according to a report from Fighters Only, who revealed the news on Thursday evening.
Legendary mixed martial arts figure Bob Shamrock, 68, passed away Thursday night. Funeral services will take place next week in Susanville, California. Shamrock, who accepted troubled young men into his home, famously adopted both Ken Kilpatrick and Frank Juarez.
The search for Bobby Lashley’s first Strikeforce opponent begins again. The Florida State Boxing Commission today denied heavyweight Yohan Banks (2-1) as an opponent for Lashley.