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Mendes/Lentz to Fox 9, Bermudez gets new opponent
Chad Mendes is looking for another shot at the UFC featherweight belt, and his quest for that will continue this December against Nik Lentz at UFC on Fox 9.
Browne vs. Barnett set for UFC 168
Top 10 heavyweights Travis Browne and Josh Barnett are officially set to clash on the big UFC 168 PPV on December 28th.
Edwin Figueroa vs. Erik Perez added to November's UFC 167 event
A bantamweight matchup between Erik Perez and Edwin Figueroa has been added to November's UFC 167 event. UFC officials today announced the pairing. Featuring a welterweight title fight between champ Georges St-Pierre and challenger Johny Hendricks, UFC 167 takes place Nov. 16 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and the main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook. Figueroa (9-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) vs. Perez (13-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) is likely to be part of the preliminary card.
Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal added to November's UFC 167 lineup
A middleweight contest between fighters building on "Fight of the Night" wins has been added to the UFC 167 lineup, as Ed Herman meets Rafael Natal. With the addition to the card, UFC 167 now includes: Champ Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks - for welterweight title Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley Donald Cerrone vs. Evan Dunham Brian Ebersole vs. Rick Story Edwin Figueroa vs. Erik Perez Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal
Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson booked for UFC on FOX 9 headliner
T.J. Grant's loss will be Josh Thomson's gain. With Grant medically unable to accept a planned title shot lightweight champ Anthony Pettis, Thomson will step in to challenge for the belt.
Derek Brunson vs. Antonio Braga Neto joins UFC Fight Night 31 lineup
A middleweight bout between Derek Brunson and Antonio Braga Neto is the latest addition to November's "UFC Fight Night 31: UFC Fight for the Troops 3" event.
Dylan Andrews vs. Clint Hester added to UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia
A middleweight matchup between "The Ultimate Fighter 17" teammates Dylan Andrews and Clint Hester is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Australia.
Makdessi: Black belts don't matter to me
UFC Lightweight John Makdessi isn't impressed by opponents with black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Gleison Tibau's trainers reveal the secret to the biggest same day weight cut in the UFC
Stefane Dias and Everton Bittar of American Top Team tell Guilherme Cruz how they help massive UFC Lightweight Gleison Tibau lose 20+ pounds in one day to make the 155 pound limit.
Stephens pulled after Jason injury
Only two days after it was announced that Rony Jason was being pulled from UFC Fight Night 29 due to a back injury his scheduled opponent, Jeremy Stephens has also been removed from the card.
Aldo: Lamas, Swanson should get shot over Mendes
UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has already defeated Chad Mendes once, and doesn't believe that his recent winning streak is enough to warrant a rematch.
Yves Edwards vs. Yancy Medeiros added to Fight for the Troops 3
Another bout has been added to UFC Fight Night: Fight for the Troops 3 with lightweights Yves Edwards and Yancy Medeiros facing off at Fort Campbell on November 6th.
Tom Watson replaced by Magnus Cedenblad, Rony Jason off UFC Fight Night 29
A couple of fan favorites are off of upcoming UFC cards with Rony "Jason" Mariano Bezerra and Tom "Kong" Watson both pulled due to injury.
Yves Edwards-Yancy Medeiros added to UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3
A pair of lightweights looking to rebound from losses earlier this year will meet at the UFC's next "Fight for the Troops" show. Yves Edwards (42-20-1 MMA, 9-10 UFC) will meet Yancy Medeiros (9-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) on the card at UFC Fight Night 31. UFC officials the new booking on Sunday With the addition, the latest UFC Fight Night 31 lineup includes: Tim Kennedy vs. Lyoto Machida Rustam Khabilov vs. Jorge Masvidal Seth Baczynski vs. Neil Magny Ronny Markes vs. Yoel Romero Chris Camozzi vs. Lorenz Larkin Francisco Rivera vs. George Roop Michael Chiesa vs. Colton Smith Dennis Bermudez vs. Nik Lentz Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis Davis Bobby Green vs. James Krause Amanda Nunes vs. Germaine de Randamie Yves Edwards vs. Yancy Medeiros
New Zealand in the UFC’s Sights for 2015 or 2016
With the UFC looking to spread its wings, bringing shows to more and more countries, UFC Director of Operations for Australia, New Zealand & Canada Tom Wright has revealed that they are targeting their debut show in New Zealand with the Vector Arena in Auckland. It won’t, however, be until at least 2015.
Dana White: Daniel Cormier 'probably' gets title shot against Jon Jones with win over Roy Nelson
If Glover Teixeira was watching UFC president Dana White's recent Google angout his may eyebrows may have raised when White said that current top ten heavyweight Daniel Cormier may be the fighter that gets the next shot at the UFC light heavyweight title.
Thatch vs. Thiago, Sicilia vs. Castro added to UFC Fight Night 32
A pair of fights have been added to UFC Fight Night 32 in Goiania, Brazil. Paulo Thiago, who was forced to withdraw from his bout against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 27 with an injury, announced on his Twitter that he will return to the Octagon on Nov. 9 against Brandon Thatch. Godofredo Castro vs. Sam Sicilia, originally planned to UFC Fight Night 28, is rebooked to UFN 32 now that Pepey has recovered from his injury.
Pat Barry vs. Soa Palelei added to UFC Fight Night 33 in Australia
A heavyweight matchup between Pat Barry and Soa Palelei has been added to December's UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Australia. The booking was first announced by Australian outlet WAtoday.com.au, and UFC officials later confirmed the booking. UFC Fight Night 33 takes place Dec. 7 in the Queensland capital at Brisbane Entertainment Centre. Broadcast plans haven't been announced, but the event is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on Facebook. Due to the time difference, the event takes place Saturday, Dec. 7, in Australia (but Friday, Dec. 6, in the U.S.).
Dustin Pague Fights for Roster Spot, Welcomes Kyoji Horiguchi at UFC 166
A bantamweight bout between Dustin Pague and Kyoji Horiguchi has been added to the UFC 166 line-up for Oct. 19 in Houston. UFC officials announced the bout on Friday. Pague (11-8) is likely fighting for his roster spot. He has lost his three most recent bouts and four of his five under the UFC banner.
UFC cuts Benjamin Brinsa fighter accused of Neo-Nazi sympathies
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has elected not to stake its international reputation on Benjamin Brinsa's denials of a neo-nazi past. Brinsa has been cut by the promotion before stepping into the Octagon.
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