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Affliction: Banned – July 19th

The card is all set for the July 19th Affliction MMA event in Anaheim. It’s actually a pretty legit lineup of past and current star fighters. Anderson Silva debuts at 205 the same night on Spike TV against James Irvin. I’m planning on DVR’ing the Spike event and checking out this Affliction live PPV. Apparently some of the undercard bouts will be aired on FSN prior to the Pay-per-View. Click the banner for more details. My picks in bold:

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia
Josh Barnett vs. Pedro Rizzo
Ben Rothwell vs. Andrei Arlovski
Fabio Negao vs. Matt Lindland
Matt Whitehead vs. Babalu
Aleksander Emelianenko
vs. Paul Buentello
Antonio Nogueira vs. Vernon White
Vitor Belfort vs. Terry Martin


Posted by on June 29, 2008 in Author, MMA, TNell


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Rampage coaching TUF…

Good move by Dana White to mix things up a little for the newest season of The Ultimate Fighter on Spike. Not only did he get two of the most entertaining MMA personalities in Forrest Griffin & Quinton “Rampage” Jackon, but he also switched the tournament up by making contestants fight their way onto the show rather than giving them a free ticket into the house. His reasoning behind this was that he was sick and tired of the “pussies” who would get homesick, miss their girlfriends and get nervous around the cameras. He wanted the toughest fighters to prove themselves prior to becoming a member of this season’s TUF, thus forcing them to fight over the spots. So far we’ve seen some nice subs and KOs. The second round of pre-fights are on tonight. Should be a fun season.

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Posted by on April 9, 2008 in Author, MMA, TNell


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MMA to CBS?…


Interesting article from Yahoo! Sports. Seems like this could be the first legit threat to the UFC on Spike TV. Also, Mark Cuban and Oscar De La Hoya have become involved with starting organizations and possibly signing fighters; Bud Light has signed a 3-year deal with the UFC. MMA is quickly becoming more widely accepted. And now with the good possibility of EliteXC on CBS Saturday primetime, the sport could draw huge ratings. There’s also word that Kimbo Slice may headline the first card! Click the banner to check out the story.

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Posted by on February 28, 2008 in Author, MMA, TNell


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2007 Boxing and UFC PPV numbers…


The following is a brief breakdown of how well the UFC and HBO Boxing did in 2007 by way of PPV numbers. Obviously the popularity of both sports runs deeper than simply pay-per-view figures. I couldn’t locate a list of HBO numbers as far as each event went, but you have to take into account that De La Hoya and Mayweather are probably responsible for a majority of the PPV buys. Similarly, Rampage and Chuck had a lot to do with boosting the UFC numbers. The UFC events combined for 4,885,000 views totaling $194.5 million. UFC 70 & 75 were SPIKE events. Boxing did 4,795,000 PPV’s for $239.75.

UFC 67 – Silva v. Lutter – 400,000
UFC 68 – Slyvia v. Couture – 540,000
UFC 69 – St. Pierre v. Serra – 400,000
UFC 71 – Liddell v. Jackson II – 675,000
UFC 72 – Franklin v. Okami – 200,000
UFC 73 – Ortiz v. Evans – 425,000
UFC 74 – Couture v. Gonzaga – 520,000
UFC 76 – Liddell v. Jardine – 475,000
UFC 77 – Franklin v. Silva II – 325,000
UFC 78 – Evans v. Bisbing – 325,000
UFC 79 – Liddell v. Silva – 600,000

HBO Boxing – 4,795,000 (total) among main events including:
Mayweather v. Hatton
Cotto v. Mosley
Pacquiao v. Barrera
Hopkins v. Wright
De La Hoya v. Mayweather
Cotto v. Judah


Posted by on February 20, 2008 in Author, Sports, TNell


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Ultimate Fight Night Swick vs. Burkman


Looks like a more competitive card than UFC 80. I see a lot of evenly matched bouts tonight. Swick is probably hungry as hell being that he hasn’t won a fight in exactly 16 months. Tune in to Spike at 9 PM Eastern tonight for the fights. Card is below. Make your picks in the comments!

Mike Swick vs. Josh Burkman
Patrick Cote vs. Drew McFedries
Alvin Robinson vs. Nate Diaz
Michihiro Omigawa Vs. Thiago Tavares
Alberto Crane vs. Kurt Pellegrino
Dennis Siver vs. Gray Maynard
Jeremy Stephens vs. Cole Miller
Joe Veres vs. Corey Hill
Justin Buchholz vs. Matt Wiman


Posted by on January 23, 2008 in Author, MMA, TNell


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