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Alan Belcher targeting return at UFC Fight Night 25 in New Orleans

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After 16 months away from the cage, UFC middleweight contender Alan Belcher is hoping to make a return in September at "UFC Fight Night 25: Battle on the Bayou."

His agent, Malki Kawa, today told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) that Belcher's return fight soon should be finalized.

And the Mississippi native is aiming for a spot on the Sept. 17 card, which takes place in nearby New Orleans.

"He's from Mississippi and literally 25 minutes away," Kawa said of the Spike TV-televised event. "Hopefully (UFC matchmaker) Joe (Silva) can make it happen."

Belcher (16-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) was scheduled for a UFC Fight Night 22 bout with Demian Maia this past September. But he started to lose vision in his right eye a few months before the event. After consulting with physicians and learning he had a detached retina, the injury forced the 26-year-old to not only withdraw from the fight but also face the possibility of watching his career come to an abrupt end.

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Post #1   5/11/11 5:37:21PM   

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YEEEEEES! Make it happen! Belcher is considered a local hero in Mississippi, and I live 15 minutes away from his gym. I'd love to see him on this card and hopefully I'll be able to watch it live.

Post #2   5/11/11 5:39:16PM   

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WAR BELCHER!

I can't wait for his return

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I'll be keeping an eye out for this one! Lol

Sorry, too soon.

Belcher is the man! Ever since he KO'ed (I believe) Santiago at Fight for the Troops, I was sold. I sure hope he stays healthy and keeps the wins coming

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Never really understood the hype behind this guy, but to each their own.

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I am a belcher fan

Could see winner of maia/munoz

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glad hes back, he is fun to watch, and is good at kicking and subs.
any fight hes in , he will make good (except that one vs. short fuse)

he always gets tough opponents(many get less credit than they deserve like Kang, Gouveia, Cote


, and his long layoff and eye injury should knock him back in the rankings, for his own good...i think he beat Akyama, but got taken down, and the judges favor takedowns when mixed with a close standup exchange, even when the standup isnt close!!


Give him CB, Kendall rematch
or some fighter in the bottom-midle level of mw div,

Mayhem- Simpson

munoz maia

Wandy-Leben

Stann - Sanntiago

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cool. im glad he recovered. i like Belcher and can't wait to see him back in action.

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Wandy, Leben or Stann would all be great fights.

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I'm praying he somehow gets a Wandy fight.

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