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Friday, October 14, 2011

BadBoy Youth Tees 2 for $30.


MMA2DAY Show Main Event Guests Sunday Oct 16: Antwain Britt & Mark Munoz


MMA2DAY Show Airs Live on Sundays @ 7pm eastern/4pm pacific

MMA2DAY Show the show that talks about MMA today, and is thinking about MMA’s tomorrow!

MMA2DAY Show airs on WSBR 740 AM South Florida as well as live on the internet.

You can even listen on your phone! http://www.wsbrradio.com/index.php?page=5&sid=cb4o6mltan9uimd3uq1icacm7jpp8c18

MMA2DAY Show is a Sweet Sports & Entertainment Production www.SweetSE.com

Show Hosts: Jim Sweet, Tom Caprio

Guest Co Host- Mike Van Arsdal

Executive Producer: Penny Buffington

Antwain Britt & Mark Munoz MMA2DAY Show Guests Sunday October 16

HEAVY-HANDED ANTWAIN BRITT TAKES ON GRAPPLER LUMUMBA SAYERS

AT THE PALMS CASINO IN LAS VEGAS ON NOV. 18

PLUS:

ADLAN AMAGOV vs. ANTHONY SMITH

T.J. COOK vs. TREVOR SMITH

RONDA ROUSEY vs. JULIA BUDD

MATT RICEHOUSE vs. BILL COOPER

FRIDAY, NOV. 18

THE PEARL AT THE PALMS CASINO RESORT

LAS VEGAS, NEV.

Live on SHOWTIME® at 11 p.m. ET/PT (Delayed on West Coast)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Talented striker Antwain “The Juggernaut” Britt (11-5) goes head-to-head with grappling ace Lumumba “Heavy Hands” Sayers (4-2) in a middleweight bout as STRIKEFORCE® returns to the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 18. STRIKEFORCE® will air live on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

STRIKEFORCE, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, also features Adlan “Borz” Amagov (8-1-1) taking on Anthony “Lionheart” Smith (14-6) in a middleweight matchup, T.J. Cook (15-3) battling Trevor “Hot Sauce” Smith (8-1) in an explosive light heavyweight tilt, as well as an exciting women’s featherweight bout between undefeated judo player and Olympic bronze-medalist Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey (3-0) and Julia “The Jewel” Budd (2-1). In addition, unbeaten lightweight prospects Matt Ricehouse (5-0) and Bill “The Grill” Cooper (2-0) are set to collide.

“We love showcasing some of the best up-and-coming talent in this sport and we expect Britt and Sayers to deliver,” said STRIKEFORCE CEO Scott Coker. “The rest of the card is filled with great matchups, including the returns of Ronda Rousey and Adlan Amagov. This is a great card for the fight fans in Las Vegas.”

Holding wins over UFC veterans Antonio Mendes and Carmelo Marrero, middleweight Antwain Britt is looking to make a run toward STRIKEFORCE gold. The Virginia Beach native, who owns a record of 11-5, has scored nine knockout victories and seeks his tenth when he takes on grappling ace Lumumba Sayers (4-2). The wrestling and jiu-jitsu prospect has won two out of his last three fights, and has scored submissions in all four of his victories.

For more information or the latest STRIKEFORCE news, visit www.strikeforce.com.

UFC 138: Leben vs. Muñoz

November 5, 2011 at LG Arena in Birmingham, England. on Spike TV The event will be the second that the UFC has hosted in Birmingham, the first being UFC 89 back in 2008 that also featured Chris Leben in the main event.

Main card

  • Middleweight bout: Chris Leben vs. Mark Muñoz
  • Bantamweight bout: Brad Pickett vs. Renan Barão
  • Welterweight bout: Thiago Alves vs. Papy Abedi
  • Welterweight bout: John Hathaway vs. Matt Brown
  • Lightweight bout: Paul Taylor vs. Anthony Njokuani

Preliminary card

  • Lightweight bout: Terry Etim vs. Edward Faaloloto
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Cyrille Diabaté vs. Anthony Perosh
  • Featherweight bout: Michihiro Omigawa vs. Jason Young
  • Heavyweight bout: Philip De Fries vs. Oli Thompson
  • Welterweight bout: Chris Cope vs. Che Mills
  • Bantamweight bout: Chris Cariaso vs. Vaughan Lee

MMA2DAY Show a Sweet Sports and Entertainment Production began airing June 6, 2010.

Some Past Guests:

Jeff Monson, Jen Boronico, Tony Johnson, Travis Browne, Daniel Cormier, Marcus DaMatta, Bruce Buffer,Cole Miller, Jessica Aguilar, Shonie Carter, Cung Le, Matt Hughes, Frankie Edgar, Clay Guida, Jake Shields, Lacey Schuckman, Angela Magana, Sarah Kaufman, Chael Sonnen, Jacob “Stitch” Duran, Brian Stann, Shane Del Rasario, Vladimir Matyushenko, Steve Mazzagatti, Joe Soto, David Mitchell , Spencer Paige, Mark Stevens, Rich Attonito, Josh Thompson, Mike Guymon, Billy Evangelista, Igor Almeida,KJ Noons, Donovan Craig, Diego Sanchez, Jorge Rivera, Fight Time Promotion’s CEO/Founder- Howard Davis Jr., Miesha Tate, Mike Bruno, Tim Kennedy, Dan Henderson, Mike Miller- Owner/Promoter of X-1 World Events, Gilbert Melendez, Erik Paulson, Danny Downes, Fabricio Werdum, Justin Wilcox, Gray Maynard, Jeremy Stephens, Jimmy Ninja Chaikong ,Anthony Pettis, Nick Hinchliffe, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, Mike Van Arsdale, Michael Shoffner, Kim Couture, Rich Franklin, Rashad Evans, Bellator Announcer- Sean Wheelock, Ronnie Mann, Thiago Alves, Mike Swick, Din Thomas, Combat Consulting- Robert Hines,

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Antwain Britt & Jens Pulver MMA2DAY Show Guests Sunday October 16


MMA2DAY Show Airs Live on Sundays @ 7pm eastern/4pm pacific

MMA2DAY Show the show that talks about MMA today, and is thinking about MMA’s tomorrow!

MMA2DAY Show airs on WSBR 740 AM South Florida as well as live on the internet.

You can even listen on your phone! http://www.wsbrradio.com/index.php?page=5&sid=cb4o6mltan9uimd3uq1icacm7jpp8c18

MMA2DAY Show is a Sweet Sports & Entertainment Production www.SweetSE.com

Show Hosts: Jim Sweet, Tom Caprio

Guest Co Host- Mike Van Arsdal

Executive Producer: Penny Buffington

Antwain Britt & Jens Pulver MMA2DAY Show Guests Sunday October 16

HEAVY-HANDED ANTWAIN BRITT TAKES ON GRAPPLER LUMUMBA SAYERS

AT THE PALMS CASINO IN LAS VEGAS ON NOV. 18

PLUS:

ADLAN AMAGOV vs. ANTHONY SMITH

T.J. COOK vs. TREVOR SMITH

RONDA ROUSEY vs. JULIA BUDD

MATT RICEHOUSE vs. BILL COOPER

FRIDAY, NOV. 18

THE PEARL AT THE PALMS CASINO RESORT

LAS VEGAS, NEV.

Live on SHOWTIME® at 11 p.m. ET/PT (Delayed on West Coast)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Talented striker Antwain “The Juggernaut” Britt (11-5) goes head-to-head with grappling ace Lumumba “Heavy Hands” Sayers (4-2) in a middleweight bout as STRIKEFORCE® returns to the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 18. STRIKEFORCE® will air live on SHOWTIME at 11 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

STRIKEFORCE, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, also features Adlan “Borz” Amagov (8-1-1) taking on Anthony “Lionheart” Smith (14-6) in a middleweight matchup, T.J. Cook (15-3) battling Trevor “Hot Sauce” Smith (8-1) in an explosive light heavyweight tilt, as well as an exciting women’s featherweight bout between undefeated judo player and Olympic bronze-medalist Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey (3-0) and Julia “The Jewel” Budd (2-1). In addition, unbeaten lightweight prospects Matt Ricehouse (5-0) and Bill “The Grill” Cooper (2-0) are set to collide.

“We love showcasing some of the best up-and-coming talent in this sport and we expect Britt and Sayers to deliver,” said STRIKEFORCE CEO Scott Coker. “The rest of the card is filled with great matchups, including the returns of Ronda Rousey and Adlan Amagov. This is a great card for the fight fans in Las Vegas.”

Holding wins over UFC veterans Antonio Mendes and Carmelo Marrero, middleweight Antwain Britt is looking to make a run toward STRIKEFORCE gold. The Virginia Beach native, who owns a record of 11-5, has scored nine knockout victories and seeks his tenth when he takes on grappling ace Lumumba Sayers (4-2). The wrestling and jiu-jitsu prospect has won two out of his last three fights, and has scored submissions in all four of his victories.

For more information or the latest STRIKEFORCE news, visit www.strikeforce.com.

Jens Pulver is an American mixed martial artist (MMA). He was the first Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion and was a coach on the The Ultimate Fighter 5 reality show, which aired on Spike TV. He was formerly signed as a featherweight with World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), which is owned by Zuffa (the parent company of the UFC). Pulver holds notable wins over BJ Penn, Caol Uno, Rob Emerson and Joe Stevenson. He is one of only two men to defeat BJ Penn at lightweight.

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MMA2DAY Show a Sweet Sports and Entertainment Production began airing June 6, 2010.

Some Past Guests:

Jeff Monson, Jen Boronico, Tony Johnson, Travis Browne, Daniel Cormier, Marcus DaMatta, Bruce Buffer,Cole Miller, Jessica Aguilar, Shonie Carter, Cung Le, Matt Hughes, Frankie Edgar, Clay Guida, Jake Shields, Lacey Schuckman, Angela Magana, Sarah Kaufman, Chael Sonnen, Jacob “Stitch” Duran, Brian Stann, Shane Del Rasario, Vladimir Matyushenko, Steve Mazzagatti, Joe Soto, David Mitchell , Spencer Paige, Mark Stevens, Rich Attonito, Josh Thompson, Mike Guymon, Billy Evangelista, Igor Almeida,KJ Noons, Donovan Craig, Diego Sanchez, Jorge Rivera, Fight Time Promotion’s CEO/Founder- Howard Davis Jr., Miesha Tate, Mike Bruno, Tim Kennedy, Dan Henderson, Mike Miller- Owner/Promoter of X-1 World Events, Gilbert Melendez, Erik Paulson, Danny Downes, Fabricio Werdum, Justin Wilcox, Gray Maynard, Jeremy Stephens, Jimmy Ninja Chaikong ,Anthony Pettis, Nick Hinchliffe, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, Mike Van Arsdale, Michael Shoffner, Kim Couture, Rich Franklin, Rashad Evans, Bellator Announcer- Sean Wheelock, Ronnie Mann, Thiago Alves, Mike Swick, Din Thomas, Combat Consulting- Robert Hines

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

9/25- Today Frankie Edgar & Chael Sonnen: MMA2DAY Show Special Guests


September 25, 2011

MMA2DAY Show Sept 25 @ 7pm eastern/4pm pacific

MMA2DAY Show Special Guests Sunday September 25 Frankie Edgar & Chael Sonnen

BOTH UFC FIGHTERS NEXT FIGHT :UFC 136 October 8, 2011, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.

Frankie Edgar Lightweight Title Holder 13-1-1 fighting: UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III

Main card

Preliminary card (Spike TV)

Preliminary card (Facebook)

Listen to MMA2DAY Show

MMA2DAY Show airs on WSBR 740 AM So. Florida as well as live on the internet. Sundays @ 7pm eastern time -4pm pacific time

You can even listen on your phone! http://www.wsbrradio.com/index.php?page=5&sid=cb4o6mltan9uimd3uq1icacm7jpp8c18

MMA2DAY Show is a Sweet Sports & Entertainment Production http://www.sweetsportsandentertainment.com/

Show Hosts: Jim Sweet, Tom Caprio Guest Co Host- Cole Miller,

Executive Producer: Penny Buffington

Sweet Sports and Entertainment

Some Past Guests:

Jeff Monson
Jen Boronico
Tony Johnson
Travis Browne
Daniel Cormier
Marcus DaMatta
Bruce Buffer
Cole Miller
Jessica Aguilar
Shonie Carter

Cung Le

Matt Hughes

Clay Guida

Jake Shields

Lacey Schuckman

Angela Magana

Sarah Kaufman

Chael Sonnen,

Jacob “Stitch” Duran

Brian Stann

Shane Del Rasario

Vladimir Matyushenko

Steve Mazzagatti

Joe Soto

David Mitchell

Spencer Paige

Mark Stevens

Rich Attonito

Josh Thompson

Mike Guymon

Billy Evangelista

Igor Almeida

KJ Noons

Donovan Craig

Diego Sanchez

Jorge Rivera

Fight Time Promotion’s CEO/Founder- Howard Davis Jr

Miesha Tate

Mike Bruno

Tim Kennedy

Dan Henderson

Mike Miller, Owner/Promoter of X-1 World Events

Gilbert Melendez

Erik Paulson

Danny Downes

Fabricio Werdum

Justin Wilcox

Gray Maynard

Jeremy Stephens

Jimmy Ninja Chaikong

Anthony Pettis

Nick Hinchliffe

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney

Mike Van Arsdale

Michael Shoffner

Kim Couture

Rich Franklin

Rashad Evans

Bellator Announcer- Sean Wheelock

Ronnie Mann

Thiago Alves

Mike Swick

MMA2DAY Show a Sweet Sports and Entertainment Production began airing June 6, 2010.

MMA2DAY

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

KUNG FU FACTORY JOINS THE BATTLE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING « PennyJoMMA.net

KUNG FU FACTORY JOINS THE BATTLE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING « PennyJoMMA.net

MMA2DAY Show- Guests- Sunday 5/15- Angela Magana and Jeremy Stephens « PennyJoMMA.net

MMA2DAY Show- Guests- Sunday 5/15- Angela Magana and Jeremy Stephens « PennyJoMMA.net

STRIKEFORCE Challengers FRIDAY, JUNE 24 – Fight Card « PennyJoMMA.net

STRIKEFORCE Challengers FRIDAY, JUNE 24 – Fight Card « PennyJoMMA.net

Business as Usual Update: Former Strikeforce President and CEO Scott Coker Quietly Demoted to Executive VP and General Manager « PennyJoMMA.net

Business as Usual Update: Former Strikeforce President and CEO Scott Coker Quietly Demoted to Executive VP and General Manager « PennyJoMMA.net

MMA clothing company TapouT have been Accused of STEALING the Cremated Remains of their Fallen Co-Founder « PennyJoMMA.net

MMA clothing company TapouT have been Accused of STEALING the Cremated Remains of their Fallen Co-Founder « PennyJoMMA.net

Matt Hughes -UFC Hall of Famer – Cleared In Alleged Bar Fight « PennyJoMMA.net

Matt Hughes -UFC Hall of Famer – Cleared In Alleged Bar Fight « PennyJoMMA.net

Dan “Danny Boy” Downes Downes replaces injured Brookins at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale « PennyJoMMA.net

Dan “Danny Boy” Downes Downes replaces injured Brookins at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale « PennyJoMMA.net

Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum – Highlight Video « PennyJoMMA.net

Alistair Overeem vs. Fabricio Werdum – Highlight Video « PennyJoMMA.net

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Ultimate Women Challenge Contestants Voluntarily Dismiss Lawsuit


Ultimate Women Challenge is set to air on TuffTV
http://www.tufftv.com/



Press release
April 26th 2011

For Immediate Distribution, Regarding the Ultimate Women Challenge, TV program.

http://www.ultimatewomenchallenge.com/

Please be aware that La Crosse County Case No. 11-CV-263 has been dismissed as of April 25th 2011. Immediately prior to the Voluntary dismissal La Crosse County Circuit Court Judge Dale Pasell sealed the complaint and amended complaint so that no party may access the results of fights via review of the court file. Additionally, all parties who have received a copy of the complaint other than the defendants in la Crosse County Case No. 11-CV-263 have agreed not to share and/or publish the fight results.

That the Complainants in the above case, through their attorney(s): Sean O’Flaherty, WI BAR # 1037543

That on April 25th 2011 in the State of Wisconsin, Circuit Court, La Crosse County The Complainants in case No. 11-CV-263 case code 30303: Heather Clark, Angela Hayes, Barb Honchak, Angela Magana, Michelle Ould, Patricia Vidonic and Kaitlin Young, “Plaintiffs”

VS.

Sean Morrison Entertainment, LLC, TUFF TV, LLC, TUFF MEDIA GROUP, LLC, LHP ENTERTAINMENT, LYLE HOWRY PRODUCTIONS, and LYLE HOWRY, “Defendants”

Filed for a NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to Wis. Stat. 805.04(1), on the 25 day of April, 2011, the Plaintiffs, does hereby voluntarily dismiss the above-entitled action without prejudice.

FILED
La Crosse county WI April 25th 2011, Pamela Radtke Clerk of Courts

Friday, April 8, 2011

Ultimate Women Challenge will be featured on Tuff TV

 Ultimate Women Challenge Reality Show will be featured on Tuff TV — CHECK YOUR LOCAL LISTINGS. TUFF TV is the first digital broadcast network to offer first run original programming targeted at men. TUFF TV features Sports, Lifestyle, Drama, Reality, Talk, Specials and Movies. “TUFF TV fills a void in the marketplace with a unique mix of programming genres currently unavailable on one dedicated network,” said Lou Seals, Chief Executive Officer of TUFF TV Media Group, LLC. With its appealing demographics of men ages 18 to 54, TUFF TV is designed for viewers wanting more distribution platforms for their interests and passions, and for advertisers seeking additional opportunities to reach a targeted audience in the digital age. For additional information about TUFF TV visit http://www.tufftv.com/ Cast of Fighters: Brighton Hutton Angela Hayes Angela Magana Brandi Hainey Colleen Schneider Heather Jo Clark Barb Honchak Julie Kedzie Karina Hallinan Kristin Molina Karina Taylor Martha Benavides Casey Noland Michelle Ould Kaitlin Young Patricia Vidonic http://www.ultimatewomenchallenge.com/



Info provided by: http://www.pennyjomma.com/ Penny Buffington Co-Executive Producer- Ultimate Women Challenge Penny Buffington Executive Producer of MMA2DAY Show airing on WSBR 740 AM So. Florida as well as live on the internet @ http://www.pennyjomma.com/

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Coalition Fight Music Releases New Fight Song- Will 2 Live

Coalition Fight Music Releases New Fight Song- Will 2 Live




About Coalition Fight Music:

The group believes Mixed Martial Arts is more than just performing in the cage; it is a philosophy and a lifestyle. A true fighter is someone who protects others, be it on the warring front as soldiers or on the domestic front as law makers.
CFM has spent time working with California Against Slavery as well as other Anti-Human Trafficking organizations that concentrate their efforts to end the sexual exploitation of children and other innocents. Supporting efforts have included contributing with performances at demonstrations to raise awareness and encourage participation among citizens and lawmakers as well as the less glamorous, but equally important work including helping with some of the daily grind of disseminating literature and information about the cause.



CFM has also worked closely with Team Darius including donating a portion of the proceeds from the song "Darius" to this charitable organization that was built to raise awareness and funding for the study of Periventricular leukomalacia (PVL).



The core group currently consists of The Relles and Statecyde, rap artists from Sacramento who have developed their own styles based on their experiences and collaborations throughout the global rap scene. Coalition Fight Music however, is not a single style, they are known to collaborate with other musicians to incorporate and diversify their musical styles. Included among those bands are Beyond the Grove, Nor Cal's rock talent and Sharmera, Boston's newest and most talented alternative rock.

As musicians CFM has taken to heart the approach that that made MMA athletes so successful, maintaining an open mind and always advancing in progressive and diverse music.





To listen to the newest release, Will 2 Live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Rh5sO6qa0Y

http://www.coalitionfightmusic.com/

UFC 131: LESNAR vs. DOS SANTOS


TITANS CLASH IN VANCOUVER FOR TITLE SHOT

UFC HEAVYWEIGHT No. 1 CONTENDER MATCH

BROCK LESNAR vs. JUNIOR DOS SANTOS



ALSO FEATURING:

SHANE CARWIN vs. JON OLAV EINEMO

DONALD ‘COWBOY’ CERRONE vs. MAC DANZIG

DEMIAN MAIA vs. MARK MUNOZ

KENNY FLORIAN vs. DIEGO NUNES



UFC® 131: LESNAR vs. DOS SANTOS

SATURDAY, JUNE 11

Live from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Tickets on Sale Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. PT



Las Vegas, NV (USA) – With the heavyweight division better than it’s ever been, the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) is proud to confirm another blockbuster matchup that is sure to shake up the UFC Octagon® as well as the mixed martial arts community. Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar faces the man with the most dangerous hands in the heavyweight division – Junior dos Santos – as The Ultimate Fighter®: Team Lesnar vs. Team dos Santos coaches collide at UFC 131: LESNAR vs. DOS SANTOS, live from Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on Saturday, June 11.



“Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos are two of the most explosive heavyweights in the game, and I give both of them a lot of respect for taking this fight,” UFC President Dana White said. “Brock wanted the quickest way back to a title shot, and he’s willing to go through dos Santos to do it. Junior could have waited around for his shot at the belt, but as a true fighter he didn’t want to sit around, and now he faces one of the toughest guys in the game. This is going to be one of the biggest heavyweight fights in years, and it’s guaranteed to be all-action from start to finish.”



“We are pleased to have the UFC return to Rogers Arena. We are committed to providing a world class experience for all of our guests at each and every event we host,” said Canucks Sports & Entertainment Vice President & General Manager, Arena Operations, Harvey Jones. “We recognize British Columbians’ passion for sports, entertainment and the UFC and are excited to be able to host this event again this year.”



Plus, four other highly-anticipated matches will be featured on the main card as UFC heavyweight title contender Shane Carwin looks to jump right back in the title hunt when he faces dangerous ground fighter Jon Olav Einemo. Coming off his head-turning submission victory over Paul Kelly, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone takes on UFC vet Mac Danzig. Then submission specialist Demian Maia meets middleweight contender Mark Munoz, and crowd favorite Kenny Florian makes his featherweight debut against red-hot Diego Nunes.



Tickets for UFC® 131: LESNAR vs. DOS SANTOS are priced at $650, $450, $325, $225, $135 and $85, not including applicable service charges, and go on sale Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m. PT at the Rogers Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets or at www.ticketmaster.ca. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (855) 985-5000.



UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Thursday, April 14 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Friday, April 15, starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com .



UFC® 131: LESNAR vs. DOS SANTOS will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition.



The most polarizing figure in all of mixed martial arts, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (fighting out of Webster, South Dakota / professional record – 5-2) came onto the scene and earned the title in his third UFC fight with a dominating victory over legend and UFC Hall-of-Famer Randy Couture at UFC 91. A 2000 NCAA Division I national champion wrestler at the University of Minnesota, the 33-year-old has parlayed an impressive amateur wrestling career into a successful mixed martial arts one. With stoppage wins over Couture, Frank Mir and Shane Carwin, Lesnar is dangerous for any opponent and is focused on earning the UFC heavyweight title once again.



With a perfect 6-0 record in the UFC, Junior dos Santos (fighting out of Santa Catarina, Brazil / 12-1) finished his first five fights against names such as Mirko Cro Cop, Gabriel Gonzaga, Gilbert Yvel, Stefan Struve and Fabricio Werdum. The 27-year-old rising star has one of the top striking games in the heavyweight division and showed his ability to go into deep water with his three-round unanimous decision victory against seasoned vet Roy “Big Country” Nelson in his last match at UFC 117.



A fighter that was moments away from earning the UFC heavyweight title, Shane Carwin (fighting out of Greeley, Colo. / 12-1) took Lesnar to the brink of defeat in their epic UFC 116 battle before the then-champion was able to turn the tide back in his favor. The Lesnar fight marked the first time Carwin, a former college wrestler and football player, had ever been out of the first round, a streak that included stoppages over Frank Mir, Gabriel Gonzaga, Neil Wain and Christian Wellisch. But now the 36-year-old engineer looks to get back into the title picture with a win over the experienced Jon Olav Einemo.



A fighter that is making his UFC debut against a tough, seasoned opponent, submission grappling ace Jon Olav Einemo (fighting out of Breda, Netherlands / 6-1) is a PRIDE® veteran and a very dangerous ground fighter that holds five of his six wins by submission. A 2003 champion in the esteemed Abu Dhabi world submission fighting championships, Einemo, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, is the only person to ever defeat ADCC legend Roger Gracie and now looks to parlay his grappling success into a memorable UFC career.



Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M. / 14-3-0, 1 NC) returns to the Octagon® in search of his second straight UFC win. A fighter that can put opponents away with his impressive kick boxing or his relentless jiu-jitsu, the 28-year-old Denver, Colorado native put together a solid resume in the WEC with wins over Chris Horodecki, Jamie Varner, Ed Ratcliff, James Krause, Rob McCollough and Danny Castillo – and with a second-round submission over Paul Kelly in his UFC debut, the lightweight division better take notice because “Cowboy” just rode into town.



A veteran of 30 professional fights, Mac Danzig (fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif. / 21-8-1) is a 31-year-old veteran that is now just hitting his stride. Coming off an impressive first-round stoppage over one-time UFC lightweight title contender Joe Stevenson at UFC 124 in Montreal, the Cleveland, Ohio native and proud vegan will be fighting for the third consecutive time in Canada and is becoming a crowd favorite north of the border. With four wins in the UFC, Danzig knows what it takes to succeed under the bright lights.



One of the most decorated grapplers in the UFC, Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Demian Maia (fighting out of Sao Paolo, Brazil / 14-2) has five submission victories in the UFC over fighters such as Chael Sonnen, Nate Quarry, Jason MacDonald, Ed Herman and Ryan Jensen. The two-time world champion in Brazilian jiu-jitsu has won three out of his last four fights with his only loss coming to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.



Another former NCAA Division I national champion wrestler turned successful mixed martial artist, Mark Munoz (fighting out of Vallejo, Calif. / 10-2) is riding a two-fight win streak, including a unanimous decision victory over Aaron Simpson and a first-round knockout over Simpson’s Arizona State friend and training partner CB Dollaway. A winner of five out of his last six fights, the versatile Munoz is dangerous on the ground and on his feet and is looking to burst into the title picture with a win against Maia.



Former lightweight title contender Kenny Florian (fighting out of Brookline, Mass. / 15-5) will be making his debut at featherweight in Vancouver and could become an instant contender in a division that features unstoppable champion Jose Aldo. With victories over some of the biggest names in the 155-pound division, including Takanori Gomi, Clay Guida, Joe Lauzon, Din Thomas, Joe Stevenson and Roger Huerta, the Boston-area jiu-jitsu black belt will be one to look out for at his new home at 145-pounds.



Ready to welcome Florian into the 145-pound division, Diego Nunes (fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / 16-1) won four out of his five fights in the World Extreme Cagefighting® (WEC®) and defeated former WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown in his UFC debut in January. A Southern Brazil Muay Thai and boxing champion, Nunes plans to use his elite striking to get past Florian on June 11 and fuel a run toward UFC gold.



Additional bouts will be announced at a later date. For more information, or current UFC fight news, visit UFC.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

JEN WENK INKS DEAL TO REPRESENT AUTHENTIC SPORTS MANAGEMENT

JEN WENK INKS DEAL TO REPRESENT AUTHENTIC SPORTS MANAGEMENT
AND ITS ELITE GROUP OF FIGHTERS, INCLUDING UFCÒ LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
JON “BONES” JONES AND RASHAD “SUGA” EVANS


Jen Wenk, long-time public relations director for the UFC®, today announced that her public relations firm, StarPR™ Las Vegas, has signed an agreement with Authentic Sports Management (ASM) to represent the firm and its elite group of fighters, including Jon “Bones” Jones, UFC light heavyweight champion, Rashad “Suga” Evans, former UFC light heavyweight champion, Kenny Florian, Carlos Condit and Alan Belcher, among others.

“I am honored to have worked for the UFC and with owners and visionaries Lorenzo J. Fertitta and Dana White for the last six years,” said Jen Wenk, President, StarPR Las Vegas. “I only hope to continue my good public relations work in representing this dynamic new management company and many of the organization’s top fighters, including the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones, former UFC champion Rashad Evans and more. “

“The Authentic Sports Management team is thrilled to work with Jen Wenk, as her PR accomplishments at the UFC are unmatched,” said Glenn Robinson, Partner, Authentic Sports Management. “Jen will now play a lead role in the media and publicity initiatives for Authentic Sports Management and our premier group of fighters.” Added ASM’s Malki Kawa, “After working with Jen on numerous MMA media projects and PR opportunities for the fighters we represent, there was no second thought about adding her to the ASM team. This probably will be one of the smartest moves of my career.”

“It’s a pleasure and an honor to have Jen Wenk, one of the best in the business, now on my team,” said Jon “Bones” Jones, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

UFC veteran and former Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad “Suga” Evans commented, “I have known Jen Wenk for over five years and have always been impressed with her skill as a top PR professional, and in how she supports both the sport and the fighters. What a great move by ASM to bring on such an MMA pro.”

StarPR Las Vegas (www.starprlasvegas.com), founded by Jen Wenk, was the long-time public relations director for the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization. After six years of record accomplishments in PR with the fastest growing sport in the world, and ten years of practicing public relations in New York, she started her own firm in Las Vegas. StarPR specializes in developing and executing public relations plans and generating national and local media exposure, publicity and special events.

Jen Wenk earned a Bachelors Degree in English and History from Hunter College in New York City, and has worked sixteen years in public relations for the Executive Chamber of New York, Governor George S. Pataki, CBS Corp., and the UFC.

About Authentic Sports Management – www.AuthenticSportsMgmt.com
Founded in late 2010, and based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Authentic Sports Management (ASM) is a premier sports management and marketing company with a mandate to help clients grow and succeed as athletes, while developing foundations, creating positive legacies and building a personal brand that will carry them far beyond their chosen sport. ASM, with General Counsel Neal Tabachnick, and senior partners Glenn Robinson, Malki Kawa and Jon Rubinstein, primarily represent and support top Mixed Martial Arts fighters.


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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

BUD LIGHT RENEWS OFFICIAL BEER SPONSORSHIP OF ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP

Renewed Agreement Expands Focus on Fans,Beginning with September ‘Battle on the Bayou’ Bud Light and Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today a multi-year renewal of Bud Light’s official beer sponsorship of the UFC®, keeping the world’s best-selling beer in the center of the Octagon®. Bud Light’s sponsorship renewal with Zuffa, LLC, owner of the UFC brand, will continue to immerse the beer into all areas of the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization. The sponsorship will increase the number of featured Pay-Per-Views (PPV) Bud Light is a presenting sponsor of from two to four annually, and the brand will remain a featured sponsor of all additional PPV and television broadcasts. Additionally, Bud Light and UFC will work together to present one special promotional event per year, beginning in 2011 with a live event in New Orleans airing on Spike TV Saturday, Sept. 17. Bud Light is extending the New Orleans event beyond the fight night with the “Battle on the Bayou” national sweepstakes*, a three-day, two-night UFC fan experience in the Big Easy – complete with weigh-ins downtown, an exclusive concert and meet-and-greets with UFC personalities. Beginning May 2, fans 21 and older can enter to a win a trip for two to the “Battle on the Bayou” online at www.Facebook.com/BudLight or through UFC-branded Snap Tags on Bud Light point-of-sale materials. “Bud Light’s first three years with the UFC have focused largely on growing awareness and viewership of the sport at bars, restaurants and all the other places Bud Light is sold across the country,” said Mark Wright, vice president of media, sports & entertainment marketing, Anheuser-Busch, Inc. “Having brought the UFC to more people, we want to start bringing more people to the UFC by creating exclusive fan experiences only Bud Light and the UFC can deliver. ‘Battle on the Bayou’ is a first and unprecedented step in that direction.” Bud Light / UFC “Bud Light’s sponsorship deal with us a few years ago was a milestone for our organization and the sport,” said Dana White, UFC President. “We couldn’t be more excited about working with Bud Light and continuing our strong relationship.” As part of the renewal, Bud Light will continue to receive logo placement throughout all UFC events, including in the Octagon, round cards, press conferences, weigh-ins and locker rooms. The sponsorship also allows for integration with the UFC’s digital assets – including UFC.com and UFC’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Bud Light will also release a limited edition UFC aluminum bottle, the first Bud Light bottle to bear the UFC logo. Info provided by: http://www.pennyjomma.com/ Penny Buffington Executive Producer of MMA2DAY Show airing on WSBR 740 AM So. Florida as well as live on the internet @ http://www.pennyjomma.com/

Saturday, April 2, 2011

MMA2DAY Show Special Guest Sun. April 3: Fabricio Werdum & Erik Paulson


Fabricio Werdum!

Fighting:

Strikeforce: Overeem vs. Werdum
Saturday, June 18, when STRIKEFORCE Heavyweight World Champion Alistair “The Demolition Man” Overeem (34-11, 1 NC) faces the only man to tap out Fedor, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist Fabricio Werdum (14-4-1), and hard-hitting Brett “The Grim” Rogers (11-2) meets former UFC champion Josh Barnett (29-5).


Erik Paulson is an assistant coach on The Ultimate Fighter- Team Lesnar








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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

ROUFUSPORT NAMED AMERICA’S TOP MMA GYM BY VERSUS.COM

Roufusport named America's Gym of the Year by Versus.com‏3/29/2011 4:01:35 PM Article From: http://pennyjomma.com/ ROUFUSPORT NAMED AMERICA’S TOP MMA GYM BY VERSUS.COM (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA): Roufusport is proud to announce that it has been named America’s Top MMA Gym by Versus.com. Chosen by the fans, Roufusport beat out the well-respected Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in the finals for the honor. The Milwaukee-based fight gym also topped Grudge Training Center and American Top Team en route to capturing the title. The full story can be read here: http://www.versus.com/blogs/mma-beat/americas-top-mma-gyms-tournament-bracket/ The other gyms considered included Black House Team, American Kickboxing Academy, Xtreme Couture, Team Quest, Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts, Nova Uniao, Renzo Gracie Academy, and Tristar Gym. Roufusport is home to MMA fighters such as UFC heavyweight star Pat “HD” Barry, UFC lightweight title contender Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, rising UFC featherweight star Erik Koch, and UFC featherweight prospect Daniel “Danny Boy” Downes. Roufusport head trainer Duke Roufus had this to say regarding the accolade: “We were very proud just to be considered amongst the best gyms in America, so to be named the best…it’s quite an honor. Congratulations are definitely order to all the gyms in the contest.” For more information on Roufusport, please visit http://milwaukeemma.com/ Roufusport is run by famed kickboxer and MMA trainer Duke Roufus and his business partner Scott Joffe. It is a world class brand that includes a state-of-the-art training facility, fight team, and MMA promotion, the North American Fighting Championship. Roufus is one of the most recognizable striking and MMA coaches in North America, and is considered to be one of the top trainers of Muay Thai kickboxing outside of Thailand. Roufus is the head coach of the Roufusport Fight Club team, which includes UFC stars Alan Belcher, Pat “HD” Barry, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, Erik Koch, and “Danny Boy” Downes. Former students include former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver, The Ultimate Fighter season one star Stephan Bonnar, and UFC veterans Ben Rothwell, Matt Mitrione, and Eric “Red” Schafer. Roufus and Joffe operate the Roufusport Martial Arts Academy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Monday, March 14, 2011

ZUFFA, LLC SUBSIDIARY ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF STRIKEFORCE




ZUFFA, LLC SUBSIDIARY ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF STRIKEFORCE



Las Vegas, Nevada –Forza, LLC, a subsidiary of Zuffa, LLC, which owns the Ultimate Fighting Championship® brand, announced today that it has purchased the assets of Explosion Entertainment, LLC dba Strikeforce®. Under the terms of the deal, all Strikeforce fighter contracts will be honored, as will its broadcast agreement with Showtime® Networks, Inc. Strikeforce will continue to operate as a separate business and current Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has signed a long-term employment agreement with the company.



“We have worked hard to make mixed martial arts the fastest growing sport in the world,” UFC President Dana White said. “We’ve spent countless hours getting this sport regulated and taking the Octagon® all over the world. Acquiring the Strikeforce assets allows us to continue to develop this sport into a global force.”



“We intend to operate Strikeforce as a separate business much like we did with the WEC for many years,” Lorenzo Fertitta, Chairman and CEO of Zuffa, said. “We look forward to working with Scott Coker, and the entire Strikeforce and Showtime teams to continue to provide quality content for mixed martial arts fans.


“We've long admired Scott Coker and the Strikeforce business he launched and developed,” Fertitta continued. “We feel that together with Scott, we can continue to build both Strikeforce and the UFC.”



Currently, Strikeforce holds 16 events annually across the United States. The organization will continue to do so under new ownership and fans can look forward to exciting fights featuring their favorite Strikeforce athletes. While there are currently no plans to bring Strikeforce fighters to the UFC, a new strategy to strengthen Strikeforce’s talented roster is being developed.



“This is an important day for the sport of mixed martial arts,” Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said. “We are excited to work with Lorenzo Fertitta, Frank Fertitta, Dana White and everyone at the UFC on the quest to make MMA the biggest sport in the world. Fans can continue to expect quality Strikeforce shows and we look forward to giving our athletes an even broader platform on which to perform.”


Strikeforce was represented in the transaction by Evolution Media Capital, a media and sports investment bank affiliated with Creative Artists Agency.



The next Strikeforce event is planned for Friday, April 1 in Stockton, Calif. In the main event of the Strikeforce Challengers card held at the Stockton Arena, lightweights Justin Wilcox (10-3) and Rodrigo Damm (9-4) are set to collide. The fight will air on Showtime at 11 p.m. ET/PT.



Strikeforce also has an event on April 9 at the Valley View Casino Arena in San Diego featuring a welterweight title fight between Nick Diaz (24-7-1) and Paul Daley (27-9-2). Then, in June, Strikeforce continues its Heavyweight Grand Prix at the American Airlines Center in Dallas with a much anticipated heavyweight clash pitting Alistair Overeem (34-11-1) vs. Fabricio Werdum (14-4-1). All bouts live and subject to change.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

MMA2DAY Special Guest Sun. March 13: Gilbert Melendez!


MMA2DAY Special Guest Sun. March 13: Gilbert Melendez!

Gilbert Melendez (18-2) will make the second defense of his STRIKEFORCE Lightweight World Title against the powerful Tatsuya Kawajiri (27-6-2)


Strikeforce: Diaz vs Daley

SAT. APRIL 9, 2011 • VALLEY VIEW CASINO CENTER - SAN DIEGO, CA



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Monday, February 28, 2011

Sanchez: “If one particular takedown doesn’t work I have 10 different takedowns”


Written by Penny Buffington

Diego “The Dream” Sanchez is ready to fight his first UFC Fight since deserting his previous nickname “The Nightmare” and reinventing himself as “The Dream”.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship and VERSUS announced today that the UFC event airing this Thursday, March 3, will be broadcast in 3D for the first-time ever. The highly-anticipated card, which is headlined by a welterweight clash between Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann, from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. will air live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Sanchez confirmed to Penny Buffington executive producer of MMA2DAY Show he is in fact now known as “The Dream”.

Earlier in the month Diego gave reasons for no longer wanting to be known as “The Nightmare” during an interview with MMA2DAY Show and at a UFC media conference he explained, “I let the Nightmare go because, to me I see some negative in it, And a nightmare, you know, it’s something negative and kind of like – kind of evil and I don’t want to represent that. I want to represent positivity and I want to represent the good and, I look back on my whole career, I’m like the nightmare? The nightmare was myself. I was the – I was my own nightmare. And, all the times that I fell off track, you know what I mean, and got into drinking and, you know, got into smoking weed, got into – you know, the things that brought me down. The partying, that was my nightmare. I was my own nightmare.”

Sanchez has a mixed martial arts record of 24 – 4 – 0. This will be his 3rd. welterweight fight since moving back up from the lightweight division. His last fight in Oct. was a decisive win over Paulo Thiago. “To all the people out there who saw me in my last fight and liked my performance and actual style of how I fought. This time around I have totally reinvented myself. I am settled in now at the 170 pound weight class right now so I am walking around at 195. I have been doing lots and lots of weights and lots of wrestling. I am used to handling the guys who are much larger opponents like Rashad Evans and Andrei Arlovski. I go with those guys on a daily basis: Jon Jones, My roommate is Willie Parks. He was on the olympic team. He wrestled for Iowa State and he is a grunt. He wrestled like 185 and I am wrestling with this guy everyday and honestly we got back to our true wresting roots. The real true wrestling style.”

“If one particular takedown doesn’t work I have 10 different takedowns. I have a lot of different ways to mix my wrestling with my style of striking also.”

“I am one of the people who is blessed with…I don’t know…but when I gain my weight I don’t lose speed. I think speed is something that is within your mind. That is where your speed comes from. When I am at 170 I have to constantly be doing a lot of kettlebells a lot of weight lifting and that makes me more explosive because I am a lot stronger.”

The season 1 winner of The Ultimate Fighter has moved back home near his family, friends and Jackson’s MMA. “That is where I started was at Greg Jackson’s so when I came back I was like you know what this is my gym. I gotta represent. Before I can be a world champion out in the real world I have got to be a world champion at my gym. When I have got the best guys in the world and I am training with them everyday, you see, I keep the mentality, Alright well, I am going to get a takedown every single round and I am going to win every single round. I am going to try to get up on points and win every round. It’s hard over here because most of these guys are 185 pounders 205 pounders and we are banging hard. So you have to have that mentality the number one thing is to be on top of your wrestling and your conditioning.”

Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann has a mixed martial arts record of 17-4-0 and trains out of Las Vegas at Xtreme Couture.

As Sanchez explains he believes he deserves the win, “You know, Penny, mentally in my mind I just feel I’ve earned the W. I just work hard and I feel like I’ve done extra things, like lifting weights after training, like going and running the mountains when I don’t have to. And like the little extra things that even my team mates don’t do: going to wrestling practice with the high school wrestling team, like the little small things that I do extra on top of my regular training are the things that give me the confidence and the mental edge to say, you know what, I sacrificed enough to feel in my heart and so that I earn the victory.”

“With all my fighting experience I’ve had in the ring, that’s what it is, it comes down to the training and that’s all it really is. And, you know, now with Greg Jackson we have a great game plan. And that was something that I never had before, I never had a game plan. I never did game plans. I’d just get in there and scrap. We have a great game plan, we put together a great camp for this fight and I’ve been very very blessed to have all my training partners have fights too. I’ve had plenty of training partners and we all work really hard and I hope they all win and hope I win and I have a lot of respect for Martin. I know he’s a hard worker also.”

After tuff times Diego is feeling mentally strong now. “After the John Hathaway loss, I hit rock bottom after the BJ Penn fight, I really did. I blew through all my money, I really just – I made some very bad decisions. I fell into – I had this scam artist scam me real bad. I was embezzled over $175,000. I really got – hit rock bottom and I had to come back home. I needed my family love and, you know what I mean, I just was humbled 100%.”

“I was humbled back down to zero, you know what I mean? I had no ego, no nothing, just humble and that’s what – after the John Hathaway loss, I was still in the funk. I was still in the funk for John Hathaway. I was training. I was going to the bar and drinking beer after training. I didn’t even take him seriously at all. I though, you know what I mean, I’m going to go in there and I’m going to knock this guy out, I’m going to take him down, and, you know, first round I got hit with the knee in the face real hard and, I couldn’t recover from it.”

“And I wasn’t in the physical shape or the spiritual or the mental. I shouldn’t have been in the ring for that fight period and after that fight I said, you know what, I’m going to get back to what got me there and that was Greg Jackson, high altitude, and just earning it.”

To hear Diego’s interview with MMA2DAY in it’s in its entirety http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StQTKRJan-A

Saturday, February 26, 2011