Fabio Maldonado replaces Junior dos Santos, faces Stipe Miocic at TUF Brazil 3 Finale
Light heavyweight slugger Fabio Maldonado (21-6 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will move up to the heavyweight division to face Stipe Miocic (11-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) in the headlining bout of this month’s TUF Brazil 3 Finale.
Brazilian outlet Combate first reported the change, and MMAjunkie has since confirmed the move with multiple sources close to the event.
Maldonado steps in for an injured Junior dos Santos, who was forced to withdraw from the card after fracturing his hand in training...
Morning Report: Sonnen wants fight with Belfort
Although Chris Weidman took home the 2013 'Fighter of the Year' award, Chael Sonnen thinks the honor could have easily gone to Vitor Belfort. A source of inspiration in the post-testosterone replacement therapy era, the treatment's poster boy has found a true admirer in Sonnen. Now each 37, Sonnen says he and Belfort need to clash before either leaves the sport.
"To be considered one of the fighters of the year at 36 years old is awesome, but it's also inspiring. It gives hope to people," Sonnen tells Gracie Mag...