Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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UFC 94 Lineup in Place; Fitch Relegated to Dark Match Duty

The next time Jon Fitch enters the Octagon, he will do so away from the main card spotlight (read more)

Photos: Camp 'Minotauro'

Sherdog.com’s Marcelo Alonso was granted all access to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s UFC 92 training camp (read more)

Savage Dog Show: Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson

Greg Savage and Jeff Sherwood were live Monday on the Sherdog Radio Network, and were joined by former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (read more)

Beatdown: Bruce Buffer

The Beatdown crew returned on Monday to the Sherdog Radio Network, and were joined by the voice of the Octagon, Bruce Buffer (read more)

Nogueira: 'Ready for Everything'

Less than a week stands between interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and his title defense against Frank Mir at UFC 92 “The Ultimate 2008” on Dec. 27 (read more)

Photos of the Week

In a week littered with events to wet the beak of any fan, Sherdog.com was spread out across the globe to capture the sport’s most enduring images (read more)

'Babalu' Talks Showdown with Sokoudjou

Renato "Babalu" Sobral sat down with Sherdog.com’s Loretta Hunt to chat about his clash with Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning.” (read more)

Sokoudjou: Getting to Know 'Babalu'

Sherdog.com news editor Loretta Hunt caught up with Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou to discuss his showdown with Renato Sobral at Affliction II on Jan. 24 (read more)

Ortiz Undecided on New Home

Should he stay or should he go?

Tito Ortiz says he will answer that question by June (read more)

Update: Sanchez Will Face Stevenson at UFC 95

Diego Sanchez will get a stern test in his first fight at 155 pounds (read more)

Savage Dog Show: Josh Barnett

Greg Savage was live Friday on the Sherdog Radio Network, and was joined by former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett (read more)

Beatdown: Trainer Speak

The Beatdown crew returned on Friday to the Sherdog Radio Network, and were joined by trainers Greg Jackson and Ron Frazier. (read more)

Levens’ Autopsies Suggest Murder-Suicide

Autopsies of light heavyweight Justin Levens and his wife Sara McLean-Levens conducted Thursday further suggest a murder-suicide, though the reports have not been deemed conclusive (read more)

Update: Levens, Wife Found Dead

Light heavyweight Justin Levens and his wife Sara McLean-Levens were found dead Wednesday from gunshot wounds in their home in Laguna Niguel, Calif. (read more)

Pictures: Affliction Press Conference

Esther Lin was present in Los Angeles to photograph Affliction’s Wednesday press conference, where fighters such as Andrei Arlovski, Josh Barnett and Tito Ortiz gathered to address the media (read more)

Affliction Finalizes Jan. 24 Lineup

Affliction announced Wednesday the lineup for its 11-fight event, “Day of Reckoning,” which takes places Jan. 24 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Six fights are set for the pay-per-view, and five will air on HDNet (read more)

Ortiz Joins Affliction Commentating Team

LOS ANGELES -- The sport’s most intriguing free agent announced he will take the mic for Affliction Entertainment in its sophomore event on Jan. 24 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. (read more)

Silva in Leites’ Crosshairs

Thales Leites knows he’s on UFC President Dana White’s radar.

Riding a five-fight winning streak, the 28-year-old Brazilian has been floated as a possible challenger (read more)

Pictures: Shooto Rookie Final

Sherdog.com’s Daniel Herbertson was on location at the Shinjuku Face in Tokyo to photograph Shooto’s “2008 Rookie Tournament Final” (read more)

MMA SS: Wednesday Night Service

This week, Scott Holmes and Deacon Rodney Dean present a special Wednesday night service of MMA SS. Junie to poonie is discussed (read more)

Savage Dog Show: Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson

Jeff Sherwood and Greg Savage were live Wednesday on the Sherdog Radio Network, and were joined by “Rumble” Anthony Johnson (read more)

Beatdown: Micah Miller

The Beatdown crew returned on Wednesday to the Sherdog Radio Network, and were joined by Micah Miller (read more)

Soszynski on Big Win at TUF 8

Sherdog.com’s Mike Sloan caught up with Krzysztof Soszynski to discuss his big win at the TUF 8 finale (read more)

Ribeiro Hospitalized After Motorcycle Accident

World Extreme Cagefighting bantamweight Will Ribeiro was hospitalized and remains in a coma following a motorcycle accident in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday (read more)

Magalhaes Talks Loss in TUF Final

Vinicius Magalhaes discussed his disappointing loss to Ryan Bader in the light heavyweight final of TUF 8 (read more)

Tokoro-Nakamura, Schilt-Siliga Scheduled for K-1 Dynamite

After a demoralizing K-1 Dynamite 2007 performance, Hideo Tokoro will look to make amends by battling the U-File Camp once again come New Year's Eve (read more)

Johnson on Redemption KO at TUF 8 Finale

Sherdog.com’s Mike Sloan caught up with Anthony Johnson to discuss his highlight-reel knockout of Kevin Burns (read more)

Pictures: DEEP 39 Impact

Daniel Herbertson was ringside at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo to capture Deep 39 Impact through the lens of his camera (read more)

Radio: Jordan Breen Show

Jordan Breen returned to the Sherdog Radio Network on Tuesday to discuss the latest in mixed martial arts with the usual formula of listener-led discussion (read more)

Pictures: Adrenaline MMA 2

Sherdog.com’s Dave Mandel was cage-side at the I Wireless Center in Moline, Ill., to photograph Adrenaline MMA 2 (read more)

Escudero, TUF Winners Earn $16,000

Underdog Efrain Escudero took home $16,000 for his efforts against heavy favorite Phillipe Nover at “The Ultimate Fighter 8” Finale on Saturday at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas (read more)

Photos of the Week

In a week filled with big and small events alike, Sherdog.com was spread out across the globe to capture the sport’s most enduring images (read more)

UFC 'TUF 8 Finale' Play-by-Play

Sherdog.com reports from The Pearl in Las Vegas with live play-by-play of UFC’s “The Ultimate Fighter” season eight finale, which will crown two champions (read more)

Pictures: UFC TUF 8 Finale Weigh-in

Check out this exclusive photo gallery from Friday’s weigh-in, which made official Saturday’s UFC “The Ultimate Fighter” season eight finale (read more)

Final Four Set, Gouveia Off Weight for TUF Finale

The clock is running down for the four finalists of this season’s “The Ultimate Fighter,” who meet Saturday at the Pearl inside The Palms Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas (read more)

Cole Pleads to Assault, Sexual Harassment

IFL veteran Devin Cole has pleaded guilty to assault in the fourth degree and sexual harassment following an altercation outside a bar with a female patron last June (read more)

Beatdown: Blake Bowman

The Beatdown crew returned on Friday to the Sherdog Radio Network, and were joined by Blake Bowman (read more)

Savage Dog Show: Saunders and Bruno

Jeff Sherwood and Greg Savage were live Friday on the Sherdog Radio Network, and were joined by Ben Saunders and Steve Bruno (read more)

Breen Show: Hartt Talks Hill Leg Injury

Jordan Breen returned to the Sherdog Radio Network on Thursday with analysis of Wednesday's chaotic UFC Fight for the Troops card, and was joined by victorious UFC lightweight Dale Hartt (read more)

Pictures: Pancrase 'Shining 10'

Sherdog.com's Daniel Herbertson was ringside at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo to photograph Pancrase “Shining 10” (read more)

UFC Fight Night Play-by-Play

Looking for play-by-play of Wednesday’s televised UFC Fight Night Card? Sherdog.com has you covered as Josh Koscheck takes on Yoshiyuki Yoshida and Mike Swick confronts Jonathan Goulet (read more)

Koscheck, Yoshida Weighed In for the Troops

Only 45 days removed from his Oct. 25 tussle with Thiago Alves at UFC 90, Josh Koscheck stepped back onto the scales at the Sports USA Bar in Fort Bragg, North Carolina (read more)

Beatdown: Ben Rothwell

The Beatdown crew returned on Wednesday to the Sherdog Radio Network, and were joined by heavyweight knockout artist Ben Rothwell (read more)

Radio: Savage Dog Show

Jeff Sherwood rolled solo Wednesday on the Sherdog Radio Network to discuss the latest in mixed martial arts (read more)

Pictures: Cage Force 9

Sherdog.com’s Daniel Herbertson was cage-side at the Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo to photograph Greatest Common Multiple’s “Cage Force 9” (read more)

Breen: 'Fight for the Troops' Preview

Jordan Breen returned to the Sherdog Radio Network on Tuesday with the usual formula listener-led discussion and a breakdown of the UFC's Fight for the Troops (read more)

Pictures: Yoshida Readies for Koscheck

Sherdog.com’s Daniel Herbertson captured this exclusive photo gallery of UFC welterweight contender Yoshiyuki Yoshida as he trained at Tokyo Yellow Mans in preparation for his bout with Josh Koscheck (read more)

Suspended Silva Opts for Sengoku Fight

Antonio Silva has accepted an offer to face Yoshihiro Nakao at World Victory Road’s upcoming Sengoku event on Jan. 4 (read more)

Beatdown: Round 5's Damon Lau

The Beatdown crew returned on Monday to the Sherdog Radio Network, and were joined by Round 5’s Damon Lau (read more)

Radio: Savage Dog Show

Greg Savage rolled solo Monday on the Sherdog Radio Network to discuss the latest in mixed martial arts (read more)