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Pacquiao Returns to Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday
May 22, 2012 (17:05) [ Indexed from The Fight Network
HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (May 22, 2012) " In a battle of pound for pound box office attractions, eight-division world champion CONGRESSMAN MANNY PACQUIAO and televisions late-night comedy king JIMMY KIMMEL will go mano a mallo for the sixth time in their series of entertaining appearances together dating back to November 3, 2009. Pacquiao will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! This Thursday! May 24, on ABC, beginning at 12:05 a.m. ET/PT. Sold out for months, Thursdays episode will also feature Academy Award-winning actress Charlize Theron and a musical performance by Graffiti 6.
Kimmel, the self-proclaimed lucky rabbits foot of Pacman, has had the Filipino icon on his show before every fight for nearly three years, dating back to his successful challenge of then-WBO welterweight champion Miguel Cotto, which also marked Pacquiao's late night network television debut. It was on that night that Pacquiao unveiled his singing chops, belting out a rendition of the Dan Hill-penned hit ballad "Sometimes When We Touch," a song Hill and Pacquiao later remade. The single rose to No. 7 on the Secondary Adult Contemporary Chart as measured by the Friday Morning Quarterback Album Report (FMQB), where it spent four weeks in the Top-10 last summer. More...
Koscheck accepts fight with B.J. Penn via Twitter
May 17, 2012 (16:50) [ Indexed from MMA HQ
B.J. Penn’sselfimposed hiatus from the sport of mixed martial arts may very well be at an end. Theformer lightweight and welterweight champion seemingly called time on his mixed martial arts career at UFC 137 this past October when he came up short against Nick Diaz in a thrilling main event. Penn, speaking in the cage [...]
Nick Penner vs. Tom DeBlass targeted for UFC on FUEL TV 4
May 16, 2012 (18:10) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
UFC light heavyweights Nick Penner and Tom DeBlass will meet this summer at UFC on FUEL TV 4.
MMAjunkie.com confirmed the planned matchup, which theScore.com first reported earlier today.
UFC on FUEL TV 4 takes place July 11 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. Broadcast plans for the event haven't been announced, but main-card action airs on FUEL TV, and prelims are expected to stream on Facebook.
Leg check ends badly at UK show
May 13, 2012 (20:55) [ Indexed from MMA HQ
The leg in question belongs to Gerry Hopkins who threw a leg kick at Ash Griffith last night at Total Combat 47 from the Spennymoor Leisure Centre in Durham, England. Paramedics rushed in to take Hopkins to hospital after the bout ended in just thirteen seeconds.
After Reagen Penn win, Evan Cutts returns tonight at Legacy Fighting 11
May 11, 2012 (22:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Reagen and older brother B.J. share a last name, and though they have a penchant for jiu-jitsu, the Penn brothers' similarities pretty much end there.
But having a win over either Penn sure looks good on a resume.
Just ask Evans Cutts, who returns tonight at Legacy Fighting Championships 11 after his November win over the younger Penn at ProElite 2.
White: Penn declined Strikeforce's Melendez but eyeing UFC return at 170 pounds
May 03, 2012 (23:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
NEW YORK CITY - So it turns out there was something to those rumblings
of Gilbert Melendez vs. B.J. Penn for the Strikeforce lightweight title, after all.
Following today's pre-UFC on FOX 3 press conference in New York City,
White revealed he tried to put the fight together but was rebuffed by
Penn, ultimately leading to Melendez vs. Josh Thomson III on May 19.
White said Penn simply wasn't up for a fight at that time, though things
have since changed. The UFC boss also said Penn could be back sooner rather
than later, and it will be at 170 pounds.
MMAjunkie.com Radio: Strikeforce's Gegard Mousasi, Invicta FC's Jessice Penne
May 02, 2012 (17:20) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
MMAjunkie.com Radio today welcomes to the show former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi.
Mousasi updates us on the latest in his career, including a potential
Olympic bid. Additionally, Invicta FC 1 winner Jessica Penne calls in to
discuss her weekend bout.
MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Listen to and
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Weekend winners include Coenen, Penne, Miller, Eastman, Lister, Yoshida and others
April 29, 2012 (14:25) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Marloes Coenen emerged victorious in the headliner of Invicta Fighting Championships' debut event.
Coenen posted a dominant unanimous-decision victory over Romy Ruyssen at the all-female promotion's first show, which took place Saturday at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kan. The event streamed on the organization's website.
Other weekend winners included Jessica Penne, Liz Carmouche, Olympic medalist Randi Miller, Marvin Eastman, Dean Lister,Damian Grabowski,Yoshiyuki Yoshida and Tony Lopez.
Fight Path: Chance encounter with boxing mitts led Jessica Penne to promising MMA career
April 27, 2012 (02:05) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Jessica Penne had long been interested in combat sports. Aside from her
high school softball and swimming careers, she even once hoped to
wrestle, although there were no girls on the high school wrestling team.
When she was a few years out of high school, Penne wasn't going in any
direction she liked. Nothing too bad, she said, but nothing she was
serious about, either.
On a weekend when she was 22, she visited a high school friend who was
living out of town. While she was there, some friends found a pair of
boxing gloves in a garage.
Ferrante Meets Smith on May 4 in Pennsylvania
April 25, 2012 (05:05) [ Indexed from The Fight Network
CHESTER, PA (April 24, 2012)"On Friday night May 4th, grizzled veteran Dhafir No Fear Smith has stepped in for the injured Tommy Karpency and will face Tony Boom Boom Ferrante for the Pennsylvania State Light Heavyweight championship at Harrahs in Chester.
The show is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing. More...
Despite previous reports, UFC boss says B.J. Penn looking to fight again
April 22, 2012 (12:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
ATLANTA - Fear not, B.J. Penn fans: "The Prodigy" may return, after all.
UFC president Dana White on Saturday night revealed he and Penn spoke at
this past weekend's UFC on FUEL TV 2 event in Sweden, and the future
UFC Hall of Famer said he wants another go in the octagon.
"I heard some [expletive] that he said he was going to retire and all
this stuff," White said following Saturday's UFC 145 post-event presser
in Atlanta. "I talked to him, and he's like, 'I want to fight again.'"
Hasson to Face Goyco on May 4 in Pennsylvania
April 03, 2012 (19:05) [ Indexed from The Fight Network
CHESTER, PA (March 30, 2012)"Undefeated Dennis The Assassin Hasson will risk his perfect mark when he takes on his toughest test when he squares off with Taneal Goyco in one of the co-featured bouts on Friday May 4th at Harrahs in Chester.
The show is promoted by Joey Eye Boxing Promotions.
In the main event, Tony Ferrante will take on Tommy Karpency will fight for the Pennsylvania State Light Heavyweight championship in a ten round bout. More...
Strikeforce champ Melendez fights May 19, coach stumps for Penn or Pettis
March 12, 2012 (20:50) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez will fight at the organization's recently announced May 19 event.
Against whom? That's a good question.
Josh Thomson and Pat Healy have emerged as top contenders. However, one of Melendez's coaches, Cesar Gracie, has two suggestions: current UFC fighters B.J. Penn or Anthony Pettis.
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