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19-07-2011, 20:45
UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz Will Be Five-Round Fight in England

The UFC (http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc) is going back to the United Kingdom in 2011 after all.

UFC 138 (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/UFC138/) will be held on Nov. 5 at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England, the organization announced via Twitter (https://twitter.com/#%21/UFC_UK/status/93342368031440897) on Tuesday.

No official word just yet on where the fight will air in the United States, but reports have indicated it will air on Spike TV via tape delay.

The card will be headlined by Chris Leben (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/chris/leben/414/) vs. Mark Munoz (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/mark/munoz/653/), and according to a UFC official, it will mark the first five-round non-title fight main event in UFC history.

UFC 89, headlined by Chris Leben (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/ChrisLeben/) vs. Michael Bisping (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/michael/bisping/368/), was last event to be held in Birmingham. That card took place at the National Indoor Arena. The UFC's last show in England was UFC 120, which took place in October 2010.

Munoz (11-2) has won his last three fights in a row. He most recently defeated Demian Maia (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/demian/maia/326/) at UFC 131 (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/UFC+131/) in June.

Leben (26-7) has won four of his last five fights, most recently knocking out Wanderlei Silva (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/wanderlei/silva/275/) at UFC 132 (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/UFC+132/) earlier this month.

The entire fight card is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

19-07-2011, 22:15
dacht dat de ufc engeland niet meer zou plannen?

19-07-2011, 22:33
Geen Main Event materiaal maar toch wel een vette match up
Mooi dat ze naar Engeland komen, Ik ben in ieder geval PRESENT!

The Company
19-07-2011, 22:44
Geen Main Event materiaal maar toch wel een vette match up
Mooi dat ze naar Engeland komen, Ik ben in ieder geval PRESENT!

De UK krijgt nooit grote headliners omdat Amerikanen geen PPV's kopen ivm tijdverschil.

UFC 89: Bisping vs Leben
UFC 95: Sanchez vs Stevenson
UFC 105: Couture vs Vera
UFC 120: Bisping vs Akiyama

Dan is deze mainevent zo slecht nog niet.

Hopelijk slaat Leben hem KO maar ik denk Munoz 4rnd TKO

el bastardo
19-07-2011, 23:31
Goed nieuws! Aanwezig!

20-07-2011, 02:33
ik vind mark munoz echt een toffe kerel

20-07-2011, 09:44
Hoop op Leben omdat hij gewoon een baas is.

Maar Munoz is ook een erg goede vechter dus... Fuck it may the best man win :P

21-07-2011, 08:05
Alves vs. Abedi, Pickett vs. Barao Added to UFC 138

Two more fights have been added to UFC 138 (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/UFC138/), which was officially announced Tuesday for Nov. 5 in Birmingham, England.

England's Brad Pickett (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/brad/pickett/1170/) will meet Renan Barao (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/renan/barao/1527/) in a bantamweight fight, according to The Daily Telegraph (http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/sport/garethadavies/100017894/telegraph-exclusive-ufc-138-brit-brad-pickett-to-fight-brazilian-renan-barao-in-birmingham/), while Thiago Alves (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/thiago/alves/511/) will welcome newcomer Papy Abedi in welterweight action, according to the UFC's UK Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/UFC_UK/status/93660336904867840) account.

Alves (18-8) will look to bounce back from his most recent loss to Rick Story (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/rick/story/669/) at UFC 130. The former welterweight title contender has lost three of his last four fights.

The 33-year-old Abedi, who holds black belt in judo, enters his Octagon debut with a perfect 8-0 record, finishing all bout one of his opponents. Since making his MMA debut in 2006, the native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has fought in local shows around Europe. He now resides in Sweden.

Pickett (20-5) will be making his UFC debut after going 3-1 in WEC. "One Punch" was scheduled to fight Miguel Torres (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/miguel/torres/957/) at UFC 130 but an injury forced him out of the bout.

Barao (26-1, 1 NC) is riding a 26-fight winning streak. The Nova Uniao product went 2-0 in WEC and then beat Cole Escovedo (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/cole/escovedo/960/) in his UFC debut in May.

UFC 138, which will air via same-day tape delay in the United States on Spike TV, takes place at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England. The main event features Chris Leben (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/chris/leben/414/) vs. Mark Munoz (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/mark/munoz/653/) in the UFC's first five-round non-title fight main event (http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/07/19/leben-vs-munoz-will-be-five-round-fight-at-ufc-138-in-england/).

21-07-2011, 10:18
Brad Pickett is een goeie aanvulling, was in Cage Rage altijd spectaculair

21-07-2011, 15:59
Ik zeg doen, tot dan!

Boem Boem
21-07-2011, 17:54
super! Denk dat ik er wel heen ga.....iemand tips en adviezen hoe je het e.e.a . moet aanpakken? Kaartjes, hotel, vervoer etc??
Thanks brothers...



21-07-2011, 23:45
Michihiro Omigawa Gets Another Fight: Jason Young at UFC 138

Fighters who go 0-4 in the UFC (http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc) don't often get a fifth shot in the Octagon, but Michihiro Omigawa (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/michihiro/omigawa/252/) will.

Omigawa, the featherweight who went on a tear in Japan (http://www.mmafighting.com/japan/) in 2009 and 2010 but has been much less successful in the UFC, is set to take on Jason Young (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/jason/young/1802/) at UFC 138 on November 5 in Birmingham, England. The fight was first reported by Fighters Only (http://www.fightersonlymagazine.co.uk/news/viewarticle.php?id=7306) and later confirmed by the UFC's UK Twitter account (http://twitter.com/#!/UFC_UK/status/94056534237126656).

It's been a rocky road in the UFC for Omigawa, who made his Octagon debut at UFC 76 in 2007, losing a unanimous decision to Matt Wiman (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/matt/wiman/510/). He then returned to the Octagon at UFC Fight Night 12 in 2008, lost a unanimous decision to Thiago Tavares (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/thiago/tavares/533/), and was released by the promotion.

But after returning home to Japan and signing with Sengoku in 2009, Omigawa looked like a completely different fighter: He went 8-1 over an 18-month stretch and earned recognition as one of the best featherweights in the world.

And then Omigawa returned to the UFC and struggled again. Chad Mendes (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/chad/mendes/1484/) out-wrestled him for 15 minutes en route to an easy unanimous decision win at UFC 126 in February, and Darren Elkins (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/darren/elkins/1486/) beat him by unanimous decision at UFC 131 (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/UFC+131/) in June. The decision with Elkins was controversial, however, and that may be why the UFC has decided to give Omigawa one more shot.

The British Young will have the home crowd on his side at UFC 138, and if he wins it will be the biggest victory of his young career. And if Young wins, it likely spells the end of Omigawa in the Octagon.

22-07-2011, 00:48




Papy in het bruin.



Munoz heeft er geen 1 lol .

22-07-2011, 01:06

Thiago Alves die tegen Papy Abedi vecht. Bekende naam uiteraard.

Wel irri dat ik me vorige post niet meer kan aanpassen, wou nog record erbij zetten.

22-07-2011, 13:27
Vette pot Leben vs Munoz!!

Ik hoop dat Munoz m pakt, maar met Leben weet je t nooit!

25-07-2011, 21:06
UFC 138 to Air Free on Spike TV

UFC 138 (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/UFC138/) will air on same-day tape-delay with a three-hour time slot starting at 8 p.m. ET, Spike TV announced Monday morning.

The event, taking place Nov. 5 from the LG Arena in Birmingham, England, features middleweight Chris Leben (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/chris/leben/414/) taking on Mark Munoz (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/mark/munoz/653/) in the UFC's first five-round, non-title fight.

The other bouts confirmed for the televised card are bantamweights Brad Pickett (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/brad/pickett/1170/) vs. Renan Barao (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/renan/barao/1527/) and lightweights Paul Taylor (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/paul/taylor/402/) vs. Anthony Njokuani (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/anthony/njokuani/1080/). Additional bouts will be announced for the main card.

The last time Spike TV aired a full UFC event on the same day was UFC 120 last October, which was also the most recent time the UFC promoted a show in the U.K.

The current UFC 138 card looks like this:

Spike TV Bouts
Chris Leben (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/chris/leben/414/) vs. Mark Munoz (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/mark/munoz/653/)
Brad Pickett (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/brad/pickett/1170/) vs. Renan Barao (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/renan/barao/1527/)
Paul Taylor (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/paul/taylor/402/) vs. Anthony Njokuani (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/anthony/njokuani/1080/)

Other Planned Bouts
Thiago Alves (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/thiago/alves/511/) vs. Papy Abedi
John Hathaway (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/john/hathaway/637/) vs. Pascal Krauss (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/pascal/krauss/1654/)
Michihiro Omigawa (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/michihiro/omigawa/252/) vs. Jason Young (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/jason/young/1802/)
James Head (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/james/head/1801/) vs. Mark Scanlon
Terry Etim vs. Edward Faaloloto

28-07-2011, 22:19
Bantamweights Chris Cariaso, Newcomer Vaughan Lee Added to UFC 138

British fighter Vaughan Lee (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/VaughanLee/) is the latest addition to the UFC (http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc)'s bantamweight roster, and he'll be welcomed to the promotion by Chris Cariaso (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/chris/cariaso/1253/) at UFC 138 (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/UFC138/) in November.

The UFC made Lee's signing official on Wednesday, and on Thursday announced the fight with Cariaso. The fight is expected to be part of the preliminary card for the show in Birmingham, England.

Fight bookings for UFC 138 have come fast and furious since the event was announced 10 days ago, including a headliner between middleweight contenders Chris Leben (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/chris/leben/414/) and Mark Munoz (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/mark/munoz/653/).

Lee (11-6-1) has not lost in more than two years, going 4-0-1 since his last setback. A first-round TKO of Marlon Jones at a Sprawl 'N Brawl event in Birmingham earlier this month appears to be the feather in his cap that put him into the UFC. His last four wins before that were by submission, and 10 of his 11 career wins have come by stoppage.

UFC 138 will be a hometown fight for the 28-year-old Lee, who does his MMA work at the Ultimate Training Centre facility in Birmingham. His MMA career has been a streaky one – three straight losses to open his career were followed by a six-fight winning streak, which was snapped by a TKO loss in August 2007 to current fellow UFC bantamweight Brad Pickett (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/brad/pickett/1170/).

Cariaso (11-3, 1-1 UFC) will be looking to get back in the win column after a close split decision loss to Michael McDonald (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/michael/mcdonald/1007/) at UFC 130 in May. Cariaso was expected to face Norifumi Yamamoto (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/norifumi/yamamoto/940/) at that event, but an injury forced "Kid" off the card a month before the fight. After going 1-1 in the WEC in 2010 before the merger, Cariaso won his UFC debut at the Fight for the Troops 2 show in January with a unanimous decision over Will Campuzano (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/will/campuzano/1143/).

UFC 138 will be the promotion's first visit to the U.K. in 2011. Its last stop in England was at last October's UFC 120 (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/UFC120/) in London, and this card ensures the UFC will have made at least one visit to England each year since 2007.

Aside from headliners Leben and Munoz, announced fights include a welterweight bout between former title challenger Thiago Alves (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/thiago/alves/511/) and newcomer Papy Abedi; a lightweight fight between England's Paul Taylor (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/paul/taylor/402/) and Anthony Njokuani; and a bantamweight bout between Pickett and Renan Barao. Of the nine fights that have been confirmed by the UFC, seven feature British fighters.

UFC 138 is expected to take place Nov. 5 at the LG Arena in Birmingham and will air on Spike TV on a tape-delayed basis.

28-07-2011, 23:14
Ik vind het wel jammer dat het over 5 rondes gaat. In de praktijk zijn ze na 3 rondes al helemaal kapot dus die laatste 2 voegen in mijn optiek weinig toe. Of zie ik het dan helemaal verkeerd ?

31-08-2011, 20:28
Matt Brown Replaces Pascal Krauss Versus John Hathaway at UFC 138

Welterweight Matt Brown (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/MattBrown/) has agreed to face John Hathaway (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/JohnHathaway/) at UFC 138 (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/UFC138/) after the Brit's original opponent, Pascal Krauss (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/PascalKrauss/), recently pulled out of the fight due to a shoulder injury, MMA Fighting confirmed with sources close to the event.

UFC 138, headlined by Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz, takes place Nov. 5 at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England.

Hathaway (15-1) defeated Kris McCray at UFC Fight Night 24 in March to get back on track after suffering the first loss of his career against Mike Pyle at UFC 120 last October.

Brown (12-10) recently snapped a three-fight losing streak when he defeated John Howard at UFC Live on Versus 4. The former TUF cast member is 5-4 in the UFC.

Also scheduled for the UFC's return to England is Brad Pickett vs. Renan Barao and Thiago Alves vs. newcomer Papy Abedi.

01-09-2011, 11:07
Ik vind het wel jammer dat het over 5 rondes gaat. In de praktijk zijn ze na 3 rondes al helemaal kapot dus die laatste 2 voegen in mijn optiek weinig toe. Of zie ik het dan helemaal verkeerd ?

Gaat geen drie rondes duren en al helemaal geen vijf.

01-09-2011, 17:29
Gaat geen drie rondes duren en al helemaal geen vijf.

Leben via Tko Ronde 2!!!

01-09-2011, 18:37
Ik ben er niet bij, ivm een feest wat al tijd geplant staat, helaas....

01-11-2011, 18:05
UFC 138 Prelims to Air Live on Facebook Despite Tape-Delayed Main Card

UFC 138 will air via tape delay on Spike TV in the United States, however, the prelims will air live on Facebook earlier in the day, according to UFC (http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc) officials.

The event, which will take place on Saturday night from LG Arena in Birmingham, England, will mark the UFC's return to England for the first time since UFC 120 in Oct. 2010.

Interestingly enough, the main card will air live in every country except the United States. For example, Canadian fans will be able to watch Mark Munoz (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/mark/munoz/653/) vs. Chris Leben (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/chris/leben/414/) live on Rogers Sportsnet, while UK fans can watch it on ESPN UK. Making matters even more confusing is the fact that Bellator (http://www.mmafighting.com/bellator/), which is now owned by Viacom, the parent company of Spike, isn't airing their weekly event Saturday night on sister station MTV2 to avoid competing against a tape delayed Spike event, however, if Spike would have decided to air UFC 138 live on Saturday afternoon in the United States, they could have avoided that problem altogether.

The six-bout undercard will kick off at 5:30 p.m. GMT/ 12:30 p.m. ET/ 9:30 a.m. PT. The five-bout main card, headlined by Munoz vs. Leben, will air on Spike beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Yes, the tape delayed broadcast will be even more tape delayed on the West Coast.

Below is a look at the full card:

Main card:
Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz
Renan Barao (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/renan/barao/1527/) vs. Brad Pickett (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/brad/pickett/1170/)
Papy Abedi vs. Thiago Alves (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/thiago/alves/511/)
Terry Etim (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/terry/etim/539/) vs. Edward Faaloloto (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/edward/faaloloto/1667/)
Anthony Njokuani vs. Paul Taylor

Facebook undercard:
Cyrille Diabate vs. Anthony Perosh
Justin Edwards vs. John Maguire
Michihiro Omigawa vs. Jason Young
Rob Broughton vs. Philip De Fries
Chris Cope vs. Che Mills
Chris Cariaso vs. Vaughan Lee

01-11-2011, 18:07

01-11-2011, 18:12
Jammer dat Daley niet meer in de UFC zit, zou prachtig voor hem zijn.

Mr 1 Leg
01-11-2011, 19:08
ben benieuwd !!!!

01-11-2011, 19:12
ben benieuwd !!!!


01-11-2011, 20:31
Paul Taylor has been forced to pull out of his UFC 138 lightweight fight against Anthony Njokuani due to an undisclosed injury suffered in a car accident on Monday, UFC officials confirmed with MMAFighting.com.

According to UFC.com, Taylor's car was rear-ended at a red light and he suffered whiplash. The injury is not considered to be career-threatening, but it was serious enough to keep him off the card. Due to the event being just five days away, Njokuani will be kept off the card.

ESPN UK first reported Taylor's removal from the card on Tuesday.

As a result, the Cyrille Diabate vs. Anthony Perosh light heavyweightfight has been bumped up to the main card, which will air live via tape delay in the United States on Spike TV.

02-11-2011, 13:06
‘The Crippler’ Chris Leben is set to headline UFC 138 this Saturday night against Mark Munoz in Birmingham, England.

In this video blog, Leben takes to the mat practicing some clinch work, a few scenes from his last bout against Wanderlei Silva, some shots of him at the Ohana Hoopfest in Hawaii, as well as some comments from the fighter and his coach


02-11-2011, 18:42

02-11-2011, 19:43
Location: Birmingham, England
Venue: LG Arena at the National Exhibition Centre
Broadcast: Spike TV (same-day delay) and Facebook (live)


Chris Leben vs. Mark Munoz
Renan Barao vs. Brad Pickett
Papy Abedi vs. Thiago Alves
Terry Etim vs. Edward Faaloloto
Cyrille Diabate vs. Anthony Perosh

Justin Edwards vs. John Maguire
Michihiro Omigawa vs. Jason Young
Rob Broughton vs. Philip De Fries
Chris Cope vs. Che Mills
Chris Cariaso vs. Vaughan Lee

02-11-2011, 19:44
Gaan er eigenlijk Mixfight broeders richting UK??

02-11-2011, 23:51

Mr 1 Leg
03-11-2011, 09:07
Hoop op Leben omdat hij gewoon een baas is.

Maar Munoz is ook een erg goede vechter dus... Fuck it may the best man win :P

03-11-2011, 12:32

03-11-2011, 18:09
UFC 138 Fight Journal: Mark Munoz Edition

Mark Munoz will compete in his first five-round fight Saturday night when he meets Chris Leben (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/chris/leben/414/) at UFC 138 (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/UFC+138/) in Birmingham, England. "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" recently granted MMAFighting.com access to his one of his intense training days at the Reign Training Center in California for another installment in our "Fight Journal" series, shot and edited by E. Casey Leydon.

http://video.aol.com/aolvideo/aol-sports/mark-munoz-ufc-138-training-camp-journal/1254960646001 (http://video.aol.com/aolvideo/aol-sports/mark-munoz-ufc-138-training-camp-journal/1254960646001)

03-11-2011, 19:04
Watch UFC 138 Live Stream Online Free. UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on November 5, 2011 at LG Arena in Birmingham, England.

UFC 138 Live Stream Online (http://www.sportsbun.com/mma-fights/ufc/ufc-138-live-stream-online/)

03-11-2011, 23:19
Chris Leben and Mark Munoz Say It Will be 'Bombs Away' in UFC 138 Main Event

It's been over a year since the UFC (http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc) has staged a show in the UK. As is customary when the promotion parks the octagon on British land, fans bought tickets in droves. According to managing director of international development for the UFC Marshall Zelaznik, the organization has already been informed that UFC 138 will break the all-time gate record for the LG Arena in Birmingham on Saturday night.

Still, there have been some complaints about the card. There are no title matches, no No. 1 contender matches, and no former champions spotlighted.

All main-event participants Chris Leben (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/chris/leben/414/) and Mark Munoz (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/mark/munoz/653/) can do about that is put on a show of their own, and at Thursday press conference, both agreed that anyone watching won't be disappointed.

"You guys have a main event you're not going to have to worry about," said Leben, who is known for his always aggressive, often reckless style. "Sometimes we put these main events together because they're names, and it sucks. We're going to get in there and we're going to do it. I promise you a great show."

Munoz echoed those thoughts.

"He throws bombs, and I throw bombs, so bombs away," he said.

Both Munoz (11-2) and Leben (22-7) have performed well over the last two years. Munoz has captured six of his last seven bouts, most recently defeating Demian Maia (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/demian/maia/326/) in June. And Leben, a winner of four of his last five, is coming off a 27-second knockout of Wanderlei Silva.

Leben said that because the two enter the fight with so much recent success, the winner deserves to be the No. 1 contender. That's not likely, especially with Chael Sonnen (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/chael/sonnen/296/) campaigning for a rematch with Anderson Silva (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/anderson/silva/235/). But Leben said for the sake of the fans, he's just the type of fighter that should be fighting for the belt.

"I've been watching a lot of fights lately where the champs, they seem to ...maybe it's just me, but it seems like they're fighting not to lose," he said. "For myself, I'd quit if that's what I start doing. I fight to win, I fight to finish my opponent. I don't fight to not lose. And that's what you're going to see."

Munoz has had the experience of facing southpaws before, but he probably hasn't faced anyone with the punching power and fearlessness of Leben. Munoz said he's blessed to have lots of lefties in his camp, and he's also studied a lot of tape in preparation of the fight. Everything to be ready. Everything to put on a good show.

"We want to be the best, and I definitely want to be the best," Munoz said. "I'm getting closer and closer, and this is one of the steps to get there, so I'm definitely going to take it."

04-11-2011, 18:12
Brad Pickett: I'm Not Worried About Renan Barao's Stand-Up

Say this for UFC (http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc) bantamweight Brad Pickett (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/brad/pickett/1170/): the guy's not kidding himself.

When asked by Ariel Helwani on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour if he thought his fight with Renan Barao (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/renan/barao/1527/) would be so high up on the UFC 138 (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/UFC+138/) main card if the event wasn't in Pickett's home country, the British fighter initially replied, "Maybe, maybe not." Then came a more sober analysis.

"Probably not," he said. While he'd like to believe that he's main card material, he added, it sure doesn't hurt to have the Octagon in your own backyard for one night.

As the former WEC standout gets set to make his UFC debut against the Brazilian Barao, he has reason to hope that a crowd full of his countrymen will help propel him to victory over a foe who Pickett sees as being still slightly untested, despite his prodigious winning streak.

"I've been watching his fights -- it's my job to watch people in my weight class fight -- and yeah, he's good," Pickett said. "He's very well-rounded. He's not just one-dimensional. But then it's also hard to gauge how good he is, because he hasn't fought, at least in my eyes, top-level competition. He's beat everyone he has [had] put in front of him. ...I believe I'm his toughest fight to date, so maybe after this fight I can tell you if he's the real deal or not."

Though Barao hasn't lost since his professional debut more than six years ago, Pickett pointed out that he's only recently begun facing well-known fighters like Cole Escovedo (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/cole/escovedo/960/), who Barao beat in his Octagon debut at UFC 130. Meanwhile, Pickett has wins over Demetrious Johnson (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/demetrious/johnson/1495/), who recently fought for the UFC bantamweight title, and MMA veteran Ivan Menjivar (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/ivan/menjivar/476/).

As for where that puts Pickett in relation to current UFC 135-pound champ Dominick Cruz (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/dominick/cruz/1057/), Pickett isn't quite sure, he said.

"I beat Demetrious Johnson, he got a title shot. I fought Scott Jorgensen (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/scott/jorgensen/1034/), he beat me and he got a title shot off of beating me. So I'm there and thereabouts, but I'm not one of these people to demand a title shot. All I can do is keep winning in my job, and winning will always put me in a better position."

Against Barao, Pickett said, the key to winning will be pace and pressure and "break[ing] him mentally." He said he expects Barao to look to take the fight to the mat "when I hit him hard," but he isn't especially concerned about the consequences of trading blows with the Brazilian.

"I don't worry about his stand-up. Obviously, any punch or kick can knock anyone out if you walk into it in the right way, but his stand-up's not something I'm too concerned about, to be honest."

While Pickett stressed that he's not expecting an easy fight from Barao, "I believe if I perform how I can perform, there's going to be no trouble with me winning this fight."

If Pickett does become only the second person to defeat Barao, the win would likely put him at or at least near the top of the relatively thin bantamweight division. From there, a title shot might not be too far off, though of course, as Pickett pointed out, nothing's guaranteed in MMA.

"If I win this, I go one direction. If I lose this fight, I go in a different direction. My job is go in the right direction and then after this fight, then we can talk about getting a title shot. If I win, and that's a big if because this sport's crazy and he's a tough opponent."

http://video.aol.com/aolvideo/aol-sports/mma-hour-episode-no-106-brad-pickett/1251775653001 (http://video.aol.com/aolvideo/aol-sports/mma-hour-episode-no-106-brad-pickett/1251775653001)

04-11-2011, 18:13
Chris Leben: In My Mind, This Is for Number One Contender

Chris Leben (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/ChrisLeben/) knows that, as far as some people are concerned, he'll always be the person he was in 2004. He knows because they tell him, even if it's not in so many words.

"It's tough," Leben said. "When I go do an appearance or something, everybody wants to see 'The Cat Smasher.' They want to see the dyed red hair."

If he arrives without it -- in other words, if he shows up looking like a normal human being sporting his natural color -- they act shocked, as if he's tricked them somehow. As if he's obligated to be the wild man they remember from TV nearly seven years ago. As if he has no right to turn down their offer of a free drink, even if they only want to buy him one so they can see him go crazy.

It's not that Leben doesn't know why this reputation still follows him around. His antics on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter made him one of the show's most dynamic personalities, for better or worse. It turns out that when you drink too much and put your fist through inanimate objects, people tend to remember. Shaking that image hasn't been easy for Leben, and he has, in his estimation, been his own worst enemy for much of his career ever since.

"It's not so much what I do in the practice room, it's what I do outside of the practice room. It's what I choose to put in my body, whether I choose to drink or I choose to eat pizza, whether I choose to stay up too late. I think I've had to learn a lot of stuff the hard way," said Leben.

The difference is, Leben has learned a lot of that stuff in the public eye, beginning with his stint on TUF when he was a reckless 24-year-old, still exorcising some of the demons of his past.

"I grew up a little different than most people and that might be hard for some people to understand, but at the time I thought my behavior was fine," he said. "I thought it was normal. Since then I've worked a lot, done a lot of counseling, and I've realized that there's some things I need to change. I've worked hard at changing them, and obviously I haven't been perfect, but life is about progression. It's not about perfection. I'm still working, still pursuing my goals and trying to be the kind of man I want to be."

For a fighter, certain career goals are relatively simple. You want to win and keep winning, climbing up the ranks until you look down one day and see a shiny belt around your waist. And even though Leben's fighting style is anything but safe, he harbors those same championship dreams.

If he beats Mark Munoz (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/mark/munoz/653/) in Birmingham, England at UFC 138 (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/UFC+138/) this Saturday, he said, he can't help but think he'll be right on the edge of making those dreams come true.

"Honestly, in my mind this is for number one contender. He's won three straight, I've won four of my last five, just knocked out Wanderlei Silva (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/wanderlei/silva/275/). I think me and Munoz, if I go out there and defeat him and dominate him that should say that, hey, Chris deserves a crack at the title."

One potential roadblock is the fact that he's already lost once to current UFC (http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc) middleweight champ Anderson Silva (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/anderson/silva/235/), who TKO'd Leben in his UFC debut just before becoming champion in 2006. Though the UFC has been historically reluctant to give challengers a rematch against a title-holder who owns a win over them, Leben hopes that putting Munoz away might force the organization's hand, he said.

"I think they'd have to take a look at me. They've had reasons, obviously, why they think I shouldn't get a title shot, but if I win this one I think I'm glaring, I'm staring at that number one contender position."

Of course, that assumes he can get past Munoz, whose amateur wrestling pedigree and improved striking game has made him a considerable favorite in the eyes of oddsmakers. That's because, as Leben sees it, people still assume he's little more than a brawler.

"Sometimes I'll read Sherdog[.com] forums and it's, 'Oh, Chris Leben lands another lucky punch,'" he said. "How many times can a guy land a [expletive] lucky punch before you think he must be doing something right?"

Even though he may seem at times like the same slugger he's always been, haphazardly flinging leather and inviting his opponents to do the same, it's not because he's the same reckless kid he used to be. It's not because he hasn't learned anything from those early years, or because he's incapable of doing anything else.

"In my case, it's a calculated risk," he said. "I'll take two to give one. I've got a huge head and I hit hard. But also, my style of fighting, I'm not a fancy guy. You're not going to see me jumping off the cage or throwing a spinning back kick. I throw my left hand. Why? Because it works. And if it ain't broke...you know."

04-11-2011, 18:15

04-11-2011, 18:50
UFC 138 Weigh-In Results: Thiago Alves Misses Weight Again

For the third time in his last seven fights, Thiago Alves (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/thiago/alves/511/) has missed weight.

Alves stepped on the scale at Friday's UFC 138 (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/UFC+138/) weigh-in and came in at 172 pounds, one over the welterweight limit. Alves previously missed weight for his UFC (http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc) 117 fight with Jon Fitch (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/jon/fitch/339/) and for his UFC 85 fight with Matt Hughes (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/matt/hughes/187/). He also tested positive for a banned diuretic at UFC 66, which he allegedly took to help him make weight.

Alves will be given one hour to lose the extra pound. All the other fighters made weight. Full results are below.

Chris Leben (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/chris/leben/414/) (186) vs. Mark Munoz (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/mark/munoz/653/) (186)
Renan Barao (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/renan/barao/1527/) (136) vs. Brad Pickett (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/brad/pickett/1170/) (134)
Thiago Alves (172) vs. Papy Abedi (170)
Terry Etim (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/terry/etim/539/) (155) vs. Eddie Faaloloto (156)
Cyrille Diabate (206) vs. Anthony Perosh (205)

John Maguire (170) vs. Justin Edwards (170)
Michihiro Omigawa (145) vs. Jason Young (145)
Rob Broughton (258) vs. Philip De Fries (243)
Chris Cope (170) vs. Che Mills (169)
Chris Cariaso (135) vs. Vaughan Lee (135)

04-11-2011, 19:14
dit is denk ik ver uit de gaarste ufc card ooit.

04-11-2011, 19:23
dit is denk ik ver uit de gaarste ufc card ooit.

Dus kan het alleen maar meevallen! :)

Op papier lijkt de card inderdaad niet sterk, maar ik verwacht wel een aantal leuke partijen. Zeker op de maincard!

04-11-2011, 19:28
Leben is altijd vet toch.
Barao, Alves en Papy ook.

04-11-2011, 19:53
Thiago Alves haalt gewicht niet
UFC 138 Weigh-In Results: Thiago Alves Misses Weight Again (http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/11/04/ufc-138-weigh-in-results-thiago-alves-misses-weight-again/)

04-11-2011, 20:06
Thiago Alves haalt gewicht niet
UFC 138 Weigh-In Results: Thiago Alves Misses Weight Again (http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/11/04/ufc-138-weigh-in-results-thiago-alves-misses-weight-again/)

4 posten boven jouw post stond dit vermeld ;)

04-11-2011, 20:17
oops scheelheid, mea culpa

04-11-2011, 22:00
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=NL#/watch?v=kleGZjaUtZk)

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=NL#/watch?v=zB5P_cz4IX4)

05-11-2011, 07:49
Thiago Alves' Initial Weigh-In Miscue Not What It Seems, Says Nutritionist

Thiago Alves (http://www.mmafighting.com/tag/ThiagoAlves/)' nutritionist knows how it must look for his fighter to come in a pound over on his first trip to the scale at the UFC 138 weigh-ins (http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/11/04/ufc-138-weigh-in-results-thiago-alves-misses-weight-again/), but he still wishes people would give the UFC (http://www.mmafighting.com/ufc) welterweight the benefit of the doubt just this once.

As nutritionist Mike Dolce (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/mike/dolce/266/) told MMA Fighting from England on Friday afternoon, Alves had no trouble making the 171-pound limit on his second try, and would have made it the first time except for a calibration issue.

"We had four different scales," Dolce said. "Every scale had him between [1]69 [pounds] and [1]71 [pounds]. We were happy. It was an easy weight cut, he felt fine, high energy, bouncing around. We got to the weigh-ins and he was [1]72.3 [pounds] with his shorts on. He took off his shorts and he was [1]72 [pounds] on the dot. We were shocked, but hey, no problem. We walked off the scale, we went backstage, there was a sauna there, he sat in the sauna for a few minutes, then he took a pee, then we went back out and made 171 [pounds]. It was literally that simple."

What's not so simple, according to Dolce, was dealing with the public backlash that he saw on Twitter once news got out that Alves was over. Though Alves made weight "maybe 40 minutes later," according to Dolce, by then the story of his initial miss was out and MMA fans seemed to have made up their minds about him.

"And that sucks, because I see how hard this kid's working," said Dolce. "He understands that he has to work his way back up the ladder, and he's doing everything correctly in his personal, emotional, professional, and financial life to make sure he makes a statement and makes a run in the welterweight division. Having something silly like this, to see everyone jump on him, you know, I understand why since he's had trouble in the past, but come on, the kid came back a half-hour later and made weight with a smile."

Granted, before Alves hired Dolce as a nutritionist, the Brazilian had a bad habit of coming in over the limit. He came in three pounds heavy for his fight with Matt Hughes (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/matt/hughes/187/) at UFC 85, and he clocked in at 171.5 for his rematch with Jon Fitch (http://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/jon/fitch/339/) at UFC 117 -- a minor miss that cost him 20% of his fight purse.

Now it seems that fans are so used to Alves missing weight that Friday's miscue only confirmed what they already believed about him, even though, Dolce said, they weren't the only ones surprised by the numbers on the scale.

"There was five guys who got to the weigh-ins and stepped on the scale and were overweight and were shocked also. They had to jump in the back and start trying to cut weight on their own. ...It's always our responsibility as professionals to be on weight regardless of the circumstance. But when there's this many guys this far off, something's wrong. It's not just us."

While several foreign fighters have commented publicly on the difficulty of getting their normal dietary needs met while cutting weight in the U.K., Dolce said he brought "a suitcase full of food" for Alves -- about $400 worth for just a few days, in his estimation. Customs restrictions make it impossible to bring fruits or vegetables in to the country, he said, but the team was well prepared and Alves had "an awesome weight cut."

"He looks great, not sucked down, no dark circles under his eyes," Dolce said. "It wasn't a matter of, can he make weight? It was that we stepped on four different scales and I would have to say that our scale is wrong, because the UFC is the official."

05-11-2011, 07:51

Mr 1 Leg
05-11-2011, 08:02
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=YaBvr_Plc_0kemal om hoe laat begint het event ? grtz alvast bedankt

05-11-2011, 08:12
kemal om hoe laat begint het event ? grtz alvast bedankt

Hey Franky, dit is wat ik er van kan vinden: the live Facebook stream begins at 12:30 PM ET and the tape-delayed Spike TV broadcast begins at 9 PM ET/PT


Mr 1 Leg
05-11-2011, 08:27
Hey Franky, dit is wat ik er van kan vinden: the live Facebook stream begins at 12:30 PM ET and the tape-delayed Spike TV broadcast begins at 9 PM ET/PT

Osu!vriendelijk bedankt.super grtz from antwerpen!!!