Tag:Mike Brown
Posted on: January 29, 2010 9:23 pm
Edited on: January 29, 2010 9:27 pm

Notes from Strikeforce: Miami weigh-ins

Nothing of major note coming out of the Strikeforce weigh-ins on Friday night. Everybody made weight, so all fights are on as scheduled.

Some notes:

-- Cris Cyborg and Marloes Coenen had a long staredown, which was prolonged because neither would flinch but nobody on the stage was stepping in to separate them. Coenen stood with her arms behind her back, not even raising a fist. (Cyborg now has black hair, too, if that matters to anyone.)

-- Wes Sims was in rare form, doing Hulk Hogan poses from the scale and clowning before and after the faceoff with Bobby Lashley . When Sims walked onto the stage, he handed Showtime announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr . a red, glowing object and claimed to have found it. He asked Lennon to announce that he had it, and that Sims was giving it back because "honesty is the best policy" (which he yelled multiple times before leaving the stage).

-- Lashley looked like he had swallowed Brock Lesnar . Seriously, the man is of superhero-like musculature. He tipped the scaled at a little over 250 pounds of what looked to be solid muscle.

-- Herschel Walker looked to be really enjoying the whole pre-fight experience, greeting everyone with a warm smile and handshake. Even though they'll be fighting at heavyweight, both Walker and opponent Greg Nagy weighed in a few pounds north of the light heavyweight limit.

-- Other fighters in attendance included, among others, Matt Hughes , former WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown , Yves Edwards and Nate Diaz (accompanying brother Nick , naturally). Brown seemed to be a particularly big hit with the fans in attendance, posing for numerous photos.

-- No significant NFL presence yet, which was probably for the best considering the crowded nature of the room where the weigh-ins were held. As noted earlier, this show is happening at a time when a ton of big shots (of both the NFL variety and other celebrity types) are in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area for the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl. It's rumored that some of them may show up to support Herschel Walker, or to just kick back and enjoy some fights before the game on Sunday.

Back tomorrow with a complete round-by-round live blog of the entire show (even the undercard). See you then.

Posted on: November 5, 2008 9:47 pm
Edited on: November 5, 2008 10:02 pm

WEC live results: Faber vs. Brown

The main event is here, as Urijah Faber defends the featherweight title against Mike Brown. This fight should make up for the last one, at least.

Round 1: Faber throws a body kick. Big right hand by Faber. Faber traps the arm but Brown escapes. Faber with a head kick. Brown throws a pair of rights and Faber covers up. Brown forces Faber to the fence and tries for a takedown. Faber comes off the cage with a muay thai clinch and throws a knee. Brown takes down Faber and Faber stands back up, throwing a spinning elbow. But Faber is clocked by a right to the jaw on the elbow attempt and he's down. Brown goes to the ground with him and hammers away, including some uppercuts that snap Faber's head back, before referee Troy Waugh stops it. New WEC featherweight champion, Mike Brown. American Top Team members are jumping into the cage to celebrate and the crowd is on fire.

Winner: Mike Brown defeats Urijah Faber via TKO due to strikes at 2:23 of Round 1.
Posted on: November 4, 2008 8:04 pm

Filho misses weight for WEC 36 bout vs. Sonnen

Paulo Filho failed to make weight for his WEC 36 middleweight title defense against Chael Sonnen on Tuesday, and the rematch on Wednesday night is now officially a three-round non-title fight at a catch weight of 189.

Sonnen agreed to the catch weight fight, while Filho will forfeit 25 percent of his fight purse to Sonnen for missing weight.

Filho originally weighed in at 192 pounds. While normal MMA fights observe a one-pound allowance for making weight, competitors involved in a title fight must meet the exact contracted weight. In Filho's case, he was given two hours to cut the extra seven pounds and make the 185-pound limit.

Filho weighed in at 189 on his second attempt, leading to the catch weight and non-title provisions.

Also missing weight for WEC 36 was Rani Yahya, who was to fight Yoshiro Maeda at bantamweight (135-pound limit). That fight is still on, as Maeda agreed to fight Yahya at a catch weight of 137 pounds.

Mike Brown made weight at 145 on his second attempt, initially coming in a half pound over for his title shot at Urijah Faber. All other fighters on the card made weight:

Mike Brown (145) vs Urijah Faber (144.5)
Chael Sonnen (184.5) vs Paulo Filho (189)
Leonard Garcia (145.5) vs Jens Pulver (144)
Nissen Osterneck (184.5) vs Jake Rosholt (185.5)
Donald Cerrone (156) vs Rob McCullough (155.5)
Steve Steinbeiss (202) vs Carmelo Marrero (206)
Rani Yahya (137) vs Yoshiro Maeda (135)
Aaron Simpson (184.5) vs David Avellan (185)
Jonathan Brookins (146) vs Jose Aldo (146)
Rafael Dias (155) vs Danny Castillo (156)

We will provide a live blog from cageside of WEC 36 on Wednesday night, including all undercard bouts. Check this blog on Wednesday for continuous updates on each fight as it happens.
Posted on: September 5, 2008 9:50 pm
Edited on: September 5, 2008 10:16 pm

Hurricane Ike forces postponement of WEC event

With powerful Hurricane Ike spinning toward the state of Florida, the World Extreme Cagefighting event scheduled for Wednesday at the Seminole Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla. has been postponed until November 5, officials told CBSSports.com Friday.

The rescheduled event is still slated to take place at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla.

As of Friday evening, the storm was projected to approach the southern tip of Florida by Tuesday, although forecasters warn that the exact path of the hurricane could deviate over the next several days, depending on the strength and position of its steering currents.

An official with the Seminole Hard Rock Live confirmed the cancellation with CBSSports.com Friday evening. An official statement from WEC is expected within the hour.

Regardless of whether the storm directly crossed into greater Miami-Fort Lauderdale area -- which includes Hollywood -- it is very likely the storm will come close enough to cause a sustained period of dangerous weather for the region.

UPDATE: Below is the official word from WEC:

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. – World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) and The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino today announced that WEC: FABER vs. BROWN fight at the Hard Rock Live scheduled for Wednesday, September 10 has been POSTPONED due to the threat of Hurricane Ike to South Florida.

The fight has been rescheduled for November 5 at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Tickets purchased for the September 10th date remain valid and will be honored .on the new date. Refunds for fans that are unable to attend the rescheduled date can be obtained at the point of purchase.

The WEC press conference scheduled for September 8 at Paradise Live has been cancelled.

"Due to the potential of a major hurricane hitting the South Florida area on Wednesday we were compelled to postpone the event," said Vice President of Operations and Production Peter Dropick. "For the safety of our fans, the fighters and our staff we felt it was in the best interest to make this decision."

Hurricane Ike is currently a Category 3 storm with sustained winds of 120 MPH and is moving west/southwest toward South Florida according to the National Hurricane Center's latest advisory. The storm is on track to have impact on the Florida Keys and South Florida on Tuesday (9/9) into Wednesday (9/10).

"With Hurricane Ike approaching our area we have concern for the fans, fighters, our employees and the South Florida community in general," said Bernie Dillon, Sr. Vice President of Entertainment for the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. "We felt like it would be prudent and in everyone's best interest to postpone the event. We certainly don't want to cause any travelers or employees to get stranded here should we have a major storm."

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