The recent rash of injuries that have plagued the UFC have made the fighters already under contract that much more important.

So with that the UFC has started to re-up with some of their fighters, placing them under new fight deals as old ones expire.

MMAWeekly.com first reported that bantamweight star Michael McDonald had signed a new 4-fight deal recently, and now to more fighters have upped their contracts as well.

Despite a 1-3 record over his last four fights, Brazilian Luiz Cane continues to be an exciting fighter inside the Octagon and the promotion has rewarded him with a new four fight contract with the UFC.

Cane made the announcement via his Twitter page on Friday.

“I just signed a 4 fight contract extension with the UFC,” wrote Cane. “Thank you God for one more blessing in my life!”

In addition to Cane signing a new deal, UFC middleweight Tom Lawlor also put pen to paper on a new 4-fight deal of his own.

Lawlor confirmed his signing to MixedMartialArts.com on Thursday.

Currently, neither Cane or Lawlor are signed for their next bouts, but with new contracts in hand it appears both are sticking around the UFC for the foreseeable future.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Josh Thomson excited to sign 'fighter-friendly contract' with Bellator MMA

  • 19 days ago
  • 3 views

Former Strikeforce champion and ex-UFC lightweight Josh Thomson has officially signed with Bellator MMA. Check out what he has to say about his new home, which reunites him with Scott Coker. Bellator read news >>

Former UFC lightweight Josh Thomson expected to join Bellator MMA

  • 20 days ago
  • 12 views

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson is expected to sign with Bellator MMA after the UFC declined to give him a new contract. Less than two years ago, former Strikefroce LW champion J read news >>

UFC declines to re-sign Josh Thomson, who is expected to sign with Bellator MMA

  • 20 days ago
  • 11 views

Josh Thomson's latest UFC run has come to end. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the UFC declined to offer Thomson a new contract once his most recent one expired following his lo read news >>

Tito Ortiz on Wanderlei Silva’s Fixed Fights Allegation: ‘I Agree with Him’

  • 21 days ago
  • 517 views

During a recent Q&A, former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz answered questions about Cris Cyborg, Ronda Rousey, and fixed UFC fights. read news >>

White: UFC not going to Dallas in December, Rousey's next fight in Vegas

  • 21 days ago
  • 5 views

Dana White made it clear that Tito Ortiz's recent comments about Cyborg vs. Rousey in Cowboys Stadium aren't true - in fact, the UFC isn't even going to Dallas in December. Ever since Ronda Rousey st read news >>

Paul Felder vs Ross Pearson Lightweight match set for UFC 191 in Las Vegas

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

Don't blink! The recent unanimous decision loss to Edson Barboza at UFC on FOX 16 did not sit so well for unorthodox striker Paul Felder (10-1), who is now tapped to collide with fellow Lightweight b read news >>

Knockout Radio Podcast: Josh Koscheck, Tom Lawlor, and Geane Carlos Herrera

  • 23 days ago
  • 0 views

Check out the Knockout Radio podcast featuring Josh Koscheck, Tom Lawlor, and Geane Carlos Herrera, plus a tribute to Roddy Piper and a recap of all the week's MMA news! read news >>

UFC Nashville Video: The Exchange with Ovince Saint Preux

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

Light heavyweight Ovince Saint Preux talks about his recent wins, his game plan, his training and more as he prepares to battle Glover Teixeira at Fight Night Nashville. read news >>

GLORY 23: Raymond Daniels: The nicest guy you never want to meet in the ring

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

In a recent interview with the Three Amigos Podcast, GLORY welterweight contender, Raymond Daniels discusses his upcoming title bout with Nieky Holzken, where Paul Daley fits in the kickboxing big pi read news >>

Knockout Radio LIVE: Josh Koscheck, Ray Sefo, Tom Lawlor, Melvin Guillard, and Geane Carlos Herrera

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

Tune in Thursday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. EST, for Knockout Radio LIVE featuring Josh Koscheck, Ray Sefo, Tom Lawlor, Melvin Guillard, and Geane Carlos Herrera, plus a recap of all the week's MMA news! read news >>