Results for: 2011 in news

  • 12 days ago
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In a few weeks, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones looks for his record eighth straight title defense. Watch the fight that first earned him the belt.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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Alistair Overeem is in the midst of a run that probably has had him thinking back on better times. Watch one of those better times from a 2011 fight against Brock Lesnar. Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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When the UFC purchased Strikeforce back in March 2011, it was first believed that the organization was going to continue to operate under then-President Scott Coker. But in January 2013, after Tarec Saffiedine became the promotion’s last welterweight champion, big brother brought over a stash of prime Strikeforce talent to stockpile several of its weight divisions. Strikeforce had been the No. 2 mixed martial arts organization in America for roughly six years. They fostered elite-level talent, s read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Keanu Subba made his professional debut back in 2011 at the first documented mixed martial arts (MMA) event to ever take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He was just a schoolboy at the time and dropped a decision to an opponent twice his age. Fast forward three years later and the scene in Malaysia has changed beyond all recognition. ONE FC puts on regular events in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysian Invasion MMA (MIMMA) has set up the biggest domestic amateur competition in the world. Keanu’s older bro read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Thiago Alves scored his first UFC win since 2011 with a unanimous decision over Seth Baczynski in April, but the Brazilian welterweight was once again sidelined with an injury a couple months later. Forced out of a UFC Fight Night 49 match-up against Jordan Mein in August due to a knee injury, "Pitbull" should be good to make his return to the Octagon in late 2014. "’Pitbull’ is fine and back to training after a knee injury," Alves’ physical conditioning coach Everton Bittar told MMAFighting.com read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Alistair Overeem stepped into the Octagon on Dec. 30, 2011 against Brock Lesnar as the best heavyweight fighter without any Octagon experience. He was seemingly big enough to contend with the likes of Lesnar and arguably swift enough to contend with the likes of then-champion Junior dos Santos. It took just over two minutes and one liver kick to prove the former heavyweight champion an unworthy foe. Lesnar went on to retire, and Overeem was set to take on dos Santos to finally put an end to all read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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In this lost interview from 2011, Liddell talks fighting teammates, his trilogy with Randy Couture, and ballroom dancing on a TV reality series! read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Months after his retirement in 2011, Chuck Liddell talks with fans about what is next for his career after hanging up the gloves and made predictions about fights - did they come true? Back in March, 2011, I went to the UFC 128 weigh-ins in Newark, New Jersey to film them for my site. Before that got started, a special UFC Fight Club event was happening (for Fight Club members only), which was a question and answer session with Chuck Liddell. "The Iceman" had just recently retired only a few mon read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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In part two of this video series from 2011, Chuck discusses the Strikeforce & UFC merger, his favorite opponents to beat up, and if movies are in his future! read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Months after his retirement in 2011, Chuck Liddell talks with fans about what is next for his career after hanging up the gloves and made predictions about fights - did they come true? read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Derrick Lewis has not lost since 2011, and his outing at Sunday’s “The Ultimate Fighter 19” finale in Las Vegas proved no different. read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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A look at the turbulent year of 2011 in the career of Chael Sonnen. Including his battles with athletic commissions and return to the cage after a suspension for his failed drug test following the first Anderson Silva bout. When last we left Chael Sonnen, he was embattled in a public tussle with the Nevada State Athletic Commission. If you missed part one, you can read it here. Sonnen had gone in front of the California commission following a failed drug test in California and claimed that he'd read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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The UFC’s broadcast rights deal with FOX Sports in 2011 was hailed as the beginning of a new era for both the UFC and MMA. Two and a half years into the deal, the state of the UFC-FOX union “has never been stronger,” an exec said.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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These days former UFC heavyweight champ Andrei Arlovski likes to talk about the “upgrades” he’s made since he last wore UFC gold. Most are fight-related, but there’s a reason he’s also picked up skating skills in recent years.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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