Iuri Alcantara vs. Wilson Reis Added to UFC Fight Night 36 Card in Brazil
Bantamweights Iuri Alcantara and Wilson Reis have agreed to square off at UFC Fight Night 36 on Feb. 15 in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil.
UFC officials announced the new bout on Thursday.
Reis (17-4) is a Bellator veteran that has been on a hot streak since exiting that promotion in 2011. He has reeled off five consecutive victories, including his Octagon debut. Reis won a unanimous decision victory over Ivan Menjivar at UFC 165 at September’s pay-per-view event in Toronto.
UFC 169 could go head-to-head with Super Bowl 48 on Feb. 1, 2014
UFC 169: "Cruz vs. Barao" will take place Feb. 1, 2014, at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., serving as its annual Super Bowl card. Meanwhile, the NFL's Super Bowl 2014 will take place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford the next day. However, the Sports Business Journal reports that there could be a major conflict on the horizon because of winter weather contingency plans.
Sonnen Didn't Have Colon Surgery Before UFC 167
"I checked with the UFC. They verified with Chael and his team that he did not have any surgery prior to the Rashad Evans fight. According to Chael, the interviewer asked him a question and Chael, coyly, didn't answer him directly as the article clearly states, and the interviewer inferred that the answer to his question was in the affirmative."
Sonnen confirms that he had colon surgery prior to UFC 167
UFC fighter Chael Sonnen had several inches of his colon removed during emergency surgery on Nov. 15 - one day before his first-round loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 167.Sonnen confirmed that he had the procedure during a taping of TSN's Off The Record on Wednesday, after host Michael Landsberg revealed that a source told him about it.