GUIDA FIGHTS HENDERSON

Great news for ex-Pheonix Fight Club star Clay Guida - not only is he now on the UFC circuit, but he's also going to be live on Fox Sports 1!

Clay has just agreed (in principle) to a fight with Benson Henderson - a fighter who is 14-2 after an ominious performance against Jim Miller.

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DIVIDED LEGISLATURE OVER MMA IN NEW YORK

The Legislature is divided over the prospect of including MMA in New York States. MMA is currently sanctioned in all but five states. The remaining are New York, Vermont and Connecticut, though New York and Connecticut have legislation pending.

MMA WORLD RANKINGS RELEASED

The MMA world rankings for the week 29-5-2011 has just been released (sponsored by the Free Bet website). Here's our breakdown of the 8 weight classes for the end of the month:

Heavyweight (265 pound limit)

1) Fabricio Werdum (“Vai Cavalo”)

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OHIO TO FIGHT TOUGH OPPONENT

MMA and the Arnold Sports Festival have had a strong relationship for the past five years.

In 2006, the Ultimate Fighting Championship made its Columbus, Ohio, debut with UFC 68. The card featured the returning Randy Couture versus Tim Sylvia for the heavyweight championship. Couture took a decision victory and claimed his second heavyweight championship in his career.

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LASHLEY ANNOUNCES NEW FIGHT

Bobby Lashley has announced a new MMA fight after losing to Griggs. This is Lashley’s first fight since suffering his first career loss against relatively unknown fighter Chad Griggs at Strikeforce: Houston last August.

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Silva out of Action

It appears UFC Middleweight champion, Anderson Silva will not be fighting again until early next year after cracking his ribs in the first round of his title defense against Chael Sonnen at UFC 117.

Speaking via Fighters Only Magazine, Silva's coach, Ramon Lemos said:

“After the first round he said he broke his ribs. He told me he could not breathe because of the rib. I told him to forget about the rib and work the movement of legs and he would get the triangle…After the fight he went to the hospital and did an x-ray and the doctor said he did not break it, it was just a crack.”

UFC at Home in Brazil

Two of the UFC's five champions are Brazilian, and it soon could be five after Junior Dos Santos, who won a No. 1 contender's bout against Roy Nelson this past weekend at UFC 117, gets his shot at the heavyweight belt early next year.

But despite the Brazilians' success in the UFC, the organization hasn't hosted a show in their home country in nearly 12 years.

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Jones wins in San Diego

No surprises, that Jon Jones, the rising force in the UFC light-heavyweight division, made rapid work of the ageing Vladimir Matyushenko in San Diego in the early hours.

Once in position on the ground, the Belarussian was punished over twenty devastating seconds before referee Herb Dean, the best in the business, did the 39-year-old a serious favour.

Jones had age – 16 years – on his side. He was too quick, too slick and, in truth, too spiteful for the older Octagon warrior to deal with vicious strikes

Jones should be moved to a top eight 205lb division contest with alacrity.

Fightclub Star in Street Brawl

TMZ has learned the Austin Police Department has viewed the tape of the bloody street brawl involving ex-UFC star Roger Huerta ... and have opened an investigation into the incident.

We're told cops are interested in interviewing everybody who was present during the Saturday morning brawl -- including Huerta and the man he knocked out.

Law enforcement sources tell us so far cops have not identified the man Huerta knocked out -- or the woman who THAT guy attacked ... but officials are working on it.

The Rules of Fightclub

We're getting the new website set-up. In the meantime here are our rules!

1. You do not talk about FIGHT CLUB.
2. You DO NOT talk about FIGHT CLUB.
3. If someone says "stop" or goes limp, taps out the fight is over.
4. Only two guys to a fight.
5. One fight at a time.
6. No shirts, no shoes.
7. Fights will go on as long as they have to.