- June 5th, 2012For what seems like ages, Brazil has dominated the soccer world by producing some of the best players and teams on the planet. Following a similar trend, since the explosion of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in the last 20 years, Brazil has consistently produced some of the best world class fighters spanning multiple weight classes. Today middleweight king Anderson Silva leads the pack as the consensus pound-for-pound fighter in the world while featherweight champion Jose Aldo waits in the wings.
...June 5th, 2012Jon Fitch Suffers Knee Injury
Former welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch (23-4-1) suffered a knee injury which has forced him to pull out of a scheduled UFC on Fuel 4 San Jose, CA, bout (July 11) against Aaron Simpson (11-3).
Fitch is on the comeback trail after suffering a first-round knockout loss to Johny Hendericks (13-1) on December 30, 2011, at UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem.
...June 5th, 2012America Idol Season 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez from Chula Vista, CA, will sing the “Star Spangled Banner” before Saturday’s Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley HBO PPV main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sanchez, a Mexican-Filipino-American, will be representing the Mexican and Filipino contingent. ...June 4th, 2012"Sugar" Shane Mosley announced his retirement today at the age of 40.
Mosley will now focus on promotional activities which include guiding the career of his 21-year-old son, an amateur prospect.
At his peak, Mosley was considered a fearless fighter, one of the top 3 pound-for-pound fighters in the world. The highlights of his career included two victories over Oscar De La Hoya and an upset ninth-round knockout of Antonio Margarito.
The five-time, three-division champion retires with a record of 46-8-1, 39 KOs. ...June 3rd, 2012On Saturday night’s (June 2, 2012) Showtime Boxing cruiserweight main event, Antonio Tarver (29-6-1, 20 KOs) and unbeaten Lateef Kayode (18-0-1 , 14 KOs) battled to a split decision draw at the Home Depot Center, in Carson, California.
Kayode took the earlier rounds with the cleaner punching, but Tarver finally found his ...June 2nd, 2012In a compelling welterweight showdown Martin Kampmann (20-5) stepped into the octagon against Jake Ellenberger (27-6) in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter Live Finale (June 1, 2012) from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In round one, Kampmann survived a rough start. Ellenberger dropped Kampmann in the first minute of the bout and appeared to hurt him on several other occasions. In round two, Ellenberger badly bloodied Kampmann’s nose but that did not discourage him as he displayed world class resiliency.
Kampmann would eventually weather the early storm to score an impressive second-round knockout.
...June 1st, 2012Hard-hitting junior middleweight contender James Kirkland has decided to pull out of a September 15 showdown with WBC 154-pound champion Saul Alvarez.
Kirkland claims that he has not fully recovered from a shoulder surgery he underwent in March.
Kirkland had agreed to the matchup. However, after tweaking his shoulder during a Thursday evening training session, he felt it would not be 100% come fight night.
Kirkland told Ringtv.com, ...May 31st, 2012LAS VEGAS (AP) - Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is about begin a three-month jail sentence in Las Vegas in a domestic violence case.
The undefeated boxer's legal and ring advisers weren't immediately commenting Thursday about Mayweather's scheduled Friday morning surrender in court.
The case stems from a hair-pulling, arm-twisting attack on the mother of three of his children in September 2010.
Mayweather pleaded guilty last December to reduced ...May 31st, 2012James Kirkland has been confirmed as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s new opponent for the September 15 Mexican Independence Day weekend PPV card at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has confirmed the bout.
Kirkland (30-1-1, 27 KOs), 28, will be filling in for Paul Williams who was pulled off the card earlier this week after suffering a tragic motorcycle accident last Sunday which has left ...
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