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Two exciting welterweight showdowns will take place in "Sin City" this fall.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been busy behind the scenes this weekend, pushing out match ups for its late summer/early fall fight cards. Joining the upcoming UFC 178 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Sept. 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a welterweight bangfest pitting Patrick Cote against Stephen Thompson.
Winnipeg Free Press brought word of the pairing earlier today.
Cote (20-8) has won three in a more
Welterweights Patrick Cote and Stephen Thompson have agreed to meet at UFC 178, according to a Sunday report from the Canadian Press. more
Patrick Cote didn’t get his preferred matchup, but he got a solid opponent for his next outing.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
Rising welterweights will battle at the UFC 178 card in Las Vegas, as the promotion announced that former UFC title contender Patrick Cote will take on knockout artist Stephen Thompson in the pay-per-view card at Nevada’s pay-per-view card on Sept. 27.
Cote (20-8) enters the fight coming off three consecutive victories over Alessio Sakara, Bobby Voelker and Kyle Noke. The TUF: Nations coach is 3-1 since his return to the Octagon. The Canadian went 4-0 when fighting for other promotions in 2011 a more
Aaron Phillips is dropping from featherweight to bantamweight for a UFC Fight Night 49 matchup with Matt Hobar.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more
The UFC will crown the first strawweight champion with The Ultimate Fighter 20, but it won’t stop the promotion from matching other strawweight fights before the season.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk, unbeaten in MMA, will take on fellow UFC newcomer Juliana Lima at UFC on FOX 12 in San Jose, Calif., on July 26. Sources close to the situation confirmed the match-up to MMAFighting.com following a report from Groundandpound.
Jedrzejczyk (6-0) earns a shot in the Octagon after scoring a second-round knockout more
Demian Maia will return to the Octagon next month.
Maia will square off against Mike Pyle in a welterweight contest at UFC Fight Night 49 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on Aug. 23, according to UFC officials Tuesday night.
The Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist has won three of his past five fights, including a unanimous decision win over Alexander Yakovlev at TUF: Brazil 3 on May 31.
Pyle has won four of his past five fights, including a third-round TKO of T.J. Waldburger at UFC 170 on Feb. 22.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has added a pair of bouts to its Aug. 23 event in Tulsa, Okla., as Demian Maia will face Mike Pyle in a welterweight clash, while Francis Carmont will square off with Thales Leites at 185 pounds. more