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UFC 100: JULY 11, 2009

Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, Nevada

Main Card Bouts:

  • Frank Mir  vs. Brock Lesnar
  • Georges St. Pierre  vs. Thiago Alves
  • Jon Fitch  vs. Paulo Thiago
  • Dan Henderson vs. Michael Bisping
  • Yoshihiro Akiyamavs. Alan Belcher

Preliminary Bouts:

  • Mark Coleman  vs. Stephan Bonnar
  • Mac Danzig vs. Jim Miller
  • Jon Jones vs. Jake O’Brien
  • Dong-Hyun Kim vs. T.J. Grant
  • C.B. Dollaway vs. Tom Lawlor
  • Matt Grice vs. Shannon Gugerty

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Photo by Esther Lin - All Elbows

Kimbo Slice - Photo by Esther Lin - All Elbows.com

Taken from The Sun online

KIMBO SLICE: The YouTube phenomenon and former Elite XC headliner will be the main attraction in the new season. UFC president Dana White has continually derided the 35-year-old, claiming “he would get killed in the UFC”. It will be interesting to see if he is proved right.

ROY NELSON: Boasting a 13-4 MMA record, the 32-year-old is a former Elite XC fighter who is perhaps best known for being knocked out by Andrei Arlovski last October.

WES SIMS: Formerly on the UFC roster, the 29-year-old was cut after just one year in the promotion in 2004 after losing three successive fights to Frank Mir (twice) and Mike Kyle.

MARCUS JONES: Former NFL defensive end for Tampa Bay Buccaneers between 1996 and 2002. Occasional guest on the popular American radio show Bubba the Love Sponge. Trained in MMA for just over two years.

MATT MITRIONE: Another ex-NFL player, debuted as a rookie in 2002 for Minnesota Vikings. Very little MMA experience but trains with highly-regarded UFC heavyweight Jake O’Brien.

WES SHIVERS: NFL veteran and a late call-up to replace fellow pro-footballer Rex Richards. Very confident of winning the whole thing. Speaking last year, he bragged: “The only reason I have six fights now is because we have trouble finding opponents. One fight in particular, I had four opponents back out on me in a two-week period of time.”

JIM YORK: Nicknamed “Big”, York shares one thing in common with Kimbo – he too has beaten Britain’s James Thompson. The 33-year-old New Zealander emerged victorious from their Sengoku 7 clash after KO’ing the Englishman in the opening round of their bout in March.

JUSTIN WREN: At 22 years old, The Viking is the youngest contestant in the new series. He has a 6-1 MMA record and trains with UFC star Travis Lutter’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team.

MIKE WESSEL: The Ohio native has already fought in the UFC, losing to Antoni Hardonk via TKO at UFC 92 in the second round. However, it should be noted that Wessel only took that fight on a week’s notice, and UFC president Dana White was impressed enough to offer him a four-fight deal and place on season ten of TUF for his efforts.

SCOTT JUNK: Another fighter with previous UFC experience. The 30-year-old lost via heel hook in the opening round of his UFC 72 bout against Hungarian Christian Wellisch in September 2007.

ZAK JENSEN: Boasts a 7-3 MMA record and is noted for his strong wrestling ability. Has suffered defeats to fellow TUF alumni Brad Imes and Mike Whitehead.

DARRILL SCHOONOVER: An impressive 10-0 MMA record sets the big Texan apart from the rest of the cast. The 23-year-old is an early favourite to win the series and UFC contract.

BRENDAN SCHAUB: Has fought in MMA for over two years but little is known about his ability. A 4-0 record suggests he has raw skills but his lack of experience could count against him.

JON MADSEN: Part of legendary UFC welterweight Matt Hughes’ stable but only has one MMA fight to his name – a KO win over Cody Griffen earlier this month.

TOM BLACKLEDGE: British MMA enthusiasts may already be familiar with Blackledge – he fights out of the FIGHTSHOP sponsored Wolfslair in Widnes. He will be hoping to repeat the success of teammate Michael Bisping by winning TUF, but his 8-6 record suggests the odds may be against him.

ABE WAGNER: Big Nebraskan holds a 6-2 professional MMA record and could be the surprise package of this season.

Full article at The Sun

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FIGHTSHOP in association with Sandee Thailand and Bai Lang Promotions  are please to announce their sponsorship of UNLEASHED. A night of full contact kickboxing at The Telford International Centre.

Launching in June 2009, the ‘UNLEASHED’ brand is destined to become synonymous with prestigious full contact fight nights.

UNLEASHED Full Contact Kickboxing Sat June 20th Telford International Centre

UNLEASHED Full Contact Kickboxing Sat June 20th Telford International Centre

Featuring some of the world’s most exciting fighters, the ‘UNLEASHED’ series will showcase the creme de la creme of the professional kickboxing rankings, top rated amateurs and promising newcomers each vying for supremacy.

Hosted at the impressive Telford International Centre – a £ multi million, 900 seat venue, every ‘UNLEASHED’ event promises to provide a memorable evening of non-stop action, explosive confrontations and bouts of bitter rivalry.

Why not join us for event #1 – ‘UNLEASHED – ‘Bad Intentions’ on Saturday 20th June 2009

Ticket hotline 0800 0436 936

website www.bailangpromotions.co.uk

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Dana White thinks so

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