UFC 75: Houston Alexander vs. Alessio Sakara

Houston Alexander

According to UFCJunkie, Houston Alexander will be taking on Alessio Sakara at UFC 75 on September 22. This puts out rumors that Alexander would be taking on The Ultimate Fighter 1 winner Forrest Griffin. Alexander recently upset Keith Jardin at UFC 71 when he KOed him in the first round. Alessio Sakara is also coming of a KO win over Victor Valimaki at UFC 70. This should make for a great match up.

UFC 73: Stacked Fight Card Finalized

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UFC 73: Stacked
Saturday, July 7 at 10:00 pm EST
The Arco Arena in Sacramento, California

Weigh Ins will be held at the Arco Arena, July 6 starting around 6 pm EST. This event is free to the public so get their early. UFC Stacked is set to be one of the best events the UFC has put on so far this year. With two championships on the line and Antionio Rodrigo Nogueira making his UFC debut, we can expect no less then a stellar event.

Main Card

Anderson Silva vs. Nathan Marquardt

Sean Sherk vs. Hermes Franca

Tito Ortiz vs. Rashad Evans

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Heath Herring

Kenny Florian vs. Alvin Robinson

Preliminary Card

Jorge Gurgel vs. Diego Saraiva

Stephan Bonnar vs. Mike Nickels

Chris Lytle vs. Jason Gilliam

Frankie Edgar vs. Mark Bocek

Interview With Paulo Filho: Dana White Is Scared To Put Him In The UFC!

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Here is a good interview with Paulo Filho, discussing his future with Zuffa. I completely agree with Filho that Dana White is afraid of him wrecking havoc in the UFC. The original interview is in Portuguese, but here is the translation I found on MMANEWS.

UFC, Pride FC e WEC

Dana White have been saying out there that i’m not interesting for UFC right now, he’s going to keep me in Pride. I think he is scared that i beat his fighters, except for Anderson Silva. They wanna rebuilt Rich Franklin, Yushin okami sucks and almost caught him, if i was there, Franklin would get whooped. They don’t like brazilians, but they can’t hind, Anderson and I will rule UFC and Pride FC for a long time.

Joe Doerksen and problems with weight

He wants do decide the fight standing? Ok, it’s what he says, let’s see if he can actually do it. I can say that i’m blond and blue eyes, but it’ll only what i’m saying. I’m going to answer through the best way possible, into the octagon, fighting like i always did. I’m 93kg and i’m working to cut weight. Actually i’m a heavy weight, to have an idea, however i’m only 1,72 cm, my shoes number are 44 (i don’t know the amercian size, but it’s f***ing large) and clothes number are 46 (same thing about the shoes). I have to lost too much to make the weight, but i’m cool with that because i don’t have to face friends like Ricardo Arona in the 93kg division

Denying the rumors about his training with Rickson

It’s good talk about this, a lot of bullshit have been talked out there, if he heard the way like they’re are talking, my situation with him would be ruined. Rickson came to help me, nobody watched the training. He adjusted my game, like “that’s good, that’s not”, there was no big deal. For exemplo, when i was on his back he teach me some things that i was doing wrong, when he was on my back, i simply couldn’t even move.