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MMA News Bites

Posted on 19 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

This past week was an exciting time in mixed martial arts. With the final show of World Extreme Cagefighting before their merger with the UFC, to the announcement of major fights, fans will have a lot to look forward to in 2011.

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Weekly MMA News Bits

Posted on 07 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

Here are a few news tidbits that have floated throughout the mixed martial arts world at the midway point of this week:

McKenzie steps in to face Edwards

With Melvin Guillard stepping in to face Evan Dunham for the injured Kenny Florian, that left Yves Edwards, who was Guillard’s original match up without an opponent to face. That problem was solved as The Ultimate Fighter season 12 alumni Cody McKenzie took the spot. Fresh off his Submission of the Night victory over Aaron Wilkinson at the Ultimate Finale, McKenzie will look to keep his winning ways going against the MMA veteran. This fight will take place at UFC: Fight for the Troops 2, which will be held at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas.

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Strikeforce and UFC — Interesting Future Fight Ideas

Posted on 06 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

This past weekend was a very good weekend for mixed martial arts fans. With two major events going on and more than ten televised events; plenty of action was available. If you like long, contested battles, then the UFC was your place. However, if you liked jaw rattling knockouts Strikeforce was your best bet. Now that the dust has settled a number of fights can be made to advance the careers of many of these fighters.

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Tearing Down the Cage: Strikeforce – Henderson vs. Babalu 2

Posted on 05 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

Not to be outdone, Strikeforce hosted an action filled card that was featured live on Pay per View. Henderson versus Babalu 2 was a night filled with fighters swinging for the fences and teeth rattling knockouts.

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Hottest Free Agents in MMA

Posted on 04 December 2010 by Raphael Garcia

The disbursement of talent is an important aspect in any type of sports. Leagues often institute rules that keep one team from hording all of the best talent. In mixed martial arts this concept is a little different, but still very important. While many viewers believe that the Ultimate Fighting Championship is home to the best talent in MMA, many quality athletes compete outside their realm and that of the other two large organizations in Bellator and Strikeforce. Here are a few names that are not currently aligned with any organization but can quickly become big names within the sport.

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Strikeforce: Henderson versus Babalu 2

Posted on 28 November 2010 by Raphael Garcia

On December 4th Strikeforce will enter the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri to presentHenderson versus Babalu 2. This event features a number of matchups that may shed some light on the title hunts currently going on in the Strikeforce weight classes.

Dan Henderson will move back to the Light Heavyweight division to face MMA legend Renato “Babalu” Sobral. Henderson is coming off of a disappointing debut in which he was defeated by former middleweight champion Jake Shields. In that fight he had the fight in his control from the start but lost steam as the battle continued, which allowed Shields to dominate the later rounds. “Babalu” is returning to Strikeforce after defeating Robbie Lawler this past June in Los Angeles. These MMA veterans have faced each other before, but that contest took place in 2000 at the Rings – King of Kings finals. Since then both fighters have competed in other organizations including Pride and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A victory for either Henderson or Babalu will help solidify their claim as a contender for Rafael Cavalcante’s light heavyweight title.

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The Expansion of Mixed Martial Arts

Posted on 09 November 2010 by Raphael Garcia

When it comes to the mainstream sports world, mixed martial arts is still in its infant stage of growth. It’s easy to look back a few years ago to see that major sports outlets such as ESPN did not cover the events or big names such as Brock Lesnar or Chuck Liddell. Today, major cable companies carry not only events from the UFC, but Strikeforce, Bellator, and even smaller promotions. As we approach the end of 2010 one can only wonder what’s to come for MMA and its fans. As the sport continues to evolve, here are a few ideas as to what lies next for the fledging competition.

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