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Archive for April 2007

…on UFC 70 vs. Cage Rage 21… again

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Without a win in two years, Tank Abbott was Bob Sapp's late replacement for Cage Rage 21

It was a massive weekend of MMA in the UK. Two mainstream MMA shows; one was hit a despite its flaws, the other missed because of them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Michael Farrow

April 24, 2007 at 11:11 pm

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…on UFC returning to the UK, IFL and Bodog

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Ian Freeman's domination of Frank Mir was the emotional highlight of UFC 38

UFC and the UK – Then and now

UFC 70 is finally upon us. For the first time in nearly five years, Zuffa brings the UFC to the UK. Things have changed in five years, both for Zuffa and the MMA scene in the UK. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

April 17, 2007 at 9:09 pm

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on PRIDE 34, UFC 69 and Calzaghe/Manfredo

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"It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile" - When I say ignorance, I mean borderline racism.

After a weekend of surprises and disappointments, the new PRIDE/UFC is upon us. Let’s take look at DSE’s funeral and a brief look at UFC 69, with a look at Calzaghe/Manfredo. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

April 10, 2007 at 1:22 pm

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…on Cage Rage 21 vs. UFC 70

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Andy Geer, Cage Rage co-promoter, lets the side down by going open-necked

Considered the lesser of the two announcements in the past week, the alliance between FEG and ProElite, the parent companies of K-1 and EliteXC respectively, was formalised at the announcement of the co-promotion of Dynamite USA, FEG’s first effort in the US, to be shown on Showtime. However, the announcement of other promotions joining the promotional alliance was altogether more curious. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Michael Farrow

April 3, 2007 at 1:09 pm

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