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Maldonado To Face McSweeney at UFC 120 After Blackledge Pulls Out

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The UFC has signed Brazilian light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado to fight James McSweeney at UFC 120 on Oct. 16 at the O2 Arena in London.

Maldonado will fill in for McSweeney's original opponent, fellow Englishman Tom Blackledge, whose reason for pulling out of the event could not be confirmed.

A member of Team Nogueira, Maldonado (17-3) will carry a 10-fight winning streak into the Octagon. Of Maldonado's 17 victories, 14 have been finishes, and he has never been knocked out. The 30-year-old also competes in professional boxing and is undefeated in 22 fights, with 21 of those wins ending by KO. Though the Brazilian typically trains out of Nogueira's gym in Rio De Janeiro, recently he has spent time training with UFC lightweight Thiago Tavares in Florianopolis, Brazil.

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Post #1   9/29/10 11:17:18AM   

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The UFC LHW division needs another lil nog, a grappler who is a good boxer. Especially since he finishes most of his fights. There are a lot of strikers and few bjj guys in that division. I expect good things from him, as I do from guys who train with Nog.

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Post #2   9/29/10 11:50:57AM   

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Can't wait to see McSweeney get blasted.

Post #3   9/29/10 11:53:56AM   

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McSweeney's odds of winning just plummeted.

Post #4   9/29/10 1:05:17PM   

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This guy moves like a turtle. McSweeny's speed is gonna be a big problem for him.

Post #5   9/29/10 1:29:48PM   

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Good record. Good camp
Last unknown to come out from the nog bros. Was dos santos
And mcsweeney. Is well mcsweeney

Post #6   9/29/10 5:42:06PM