December 2008 Archives

Armando Alvarez, WEC – Manny Tapia describes himself as the nicest guy in the world, someone who wouldn’t hurt a fly, a peacemaker of sorts. The 10 opponents he’s defeated in his mixed martial arts career would beg to differ, at least inside the cage. Now this nice guy from Riverside, CA looks to become a world champion when he takes on WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres Wednesday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

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Armando Alvarez, WEC – Manny Tapia describes himself as the nicest guy in the world, someone who wouldn’t hurt a fly, a peacemaker of sorts. The 10 opponents he’s defeated in his mixed martial arts career would beg to differ, at least inside the cage. Now this nice guy from Riverside, CA looks to become a world champion when he takes on WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres Wednesday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship® and Spike TV have launched an exclusive auction to make tickets available to the public for UFC® Fight For The Troops™. This special live UFC event will raise funds to build a hospital for traumatic brain injuries for the brave men and women in the United States Armed Forces. Thousands of soldiers from nearby Fort Bragg, the proud home of the U.S. Airborne and Special Operations Forces, will be in attendance, but now 30 members of the public also have an opportunity to watch the fight live.

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Thomas Gerbasi, UFC – If you ask most longtime MMA fans (and competitors) who their favorite fighter is, if Wanderlei Silva isn’t at the top of the list, he’s at least in the top five. But what is it about “The Axe Murderer” that has garnered him a legion of fans around the world over the last 12 years? Is it the staredowns, the loosening of his wrists before a fight? Nah, it’s all about the fights, and here are seven that made Silva the fighter he is today.

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Las Vegas, NV (USA) – World Extreme Cagefighting® today announced that for the first event of 2009, the cage will head west to the hotbed of mixed martial arts – California – to hold the first ever WEC® event in San Diego. Two blockbuster matchups will lead the main card, with the World Lightweight Championship fight between Jamie Varner and undefeated Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone as the main event, and the mega-rematch pitting Urijah Faber against Jens Pulver in the co-main event. World Extreme Cagefighting, featuring Varner vs. Cerrone and Faber vs. Pulver 2, takes place live from the San Diego Sports Arena on Sunday, January 25, 2009.

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Video: Shogun Rua Preparing For Bout With Mark Coleman At UFC 93