UFC 162 Gets Mark Munoz-Tim Boetsch, Tim Kennedy-Roger Gracie, Rafael Feijao-Thiago Silva



Three new contests have been added to the burgeoning UFC 162 fight bill.

UFC officials Wednesday announced that Mark Munoz will return to the Octagon at the July 6 event to face Tim Boetsch, while former Strikeforce talents Tim Kennedy and Roger Gracie do battle in their UFC debuts. Onetime Strikeforce light heavyweight king Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante will also see action that night, squaring off with the hard-punching Thiago Silva.

UFC 162 takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by a middleweight title tilt pitting reigning champion Anderson Silva against unbeaten prospect Chris Weidman. The evening’s main card airs live on pay-per-view, while the undercard will be broadcast on FX and streamed on Facebook.

Munoz, 35, has not competed since suffering a knockout defeat to Weidman last July in a setback that snapped a four-fight winning streak. Three years younger than his foe, Boetsch also watched a four-fight winning streak vanish in his most recent outing, as “The Barbarian” was stopped by Costas Philippou on Dec. 29 at UFC 155.

Kennedy, 33, posted a 6-2 record during his time with Strikeforce and twice challenged for the middleweight title. Most recently, the IFL vet earned a third-round submission victory over Trevor Smith at Strikeforce’s final show. That Jan. 12 event also saw Gracie choke out Anthony Smith to earn his fifth career submission victory. A former World Jiu-Jitsu Championship and ADCC champion, Gracie has posted wins over Smith and Keith Jardine since making the cut to middleweight last year.

Cavalcante, 32, will compete for the first time since since his 33-second technical knockout of Mike Kyle was changed to a no-contest by the California State Athletic Commission. The CSAC also suspended “Feijao” for a year after the fighter’s post-fight drug test came back positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol. Silva, meanwhile, returns from a six-month suspension after testing positive for marijuana metabolites at UFC on Fuel TV 6. The light heavyweight was previously suspended in 2011 after falsifying a urine sample in Nevada.

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

Related News

  • 8 days ago
  • 0 views

A middleweight match up between Mark Munoz and Caio Magalhaes has been added to the growing UFC 184: Weidman vs. Belfort fight card in Los Angeles. read news >>

  • 2 days ago
  • 3 views

Mark Munoz will return to action against Roan Carneiro at UFC 184 in Los Angeles. read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 91 views

Now that Ken Shamrock is back in the good graces of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion is back to promoting the "World's Most Dangerous Man." In the read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

Tim B. takes a look at a long night of fights in Austin that was capped off by Frankie Edgar submitting Cub Swanson. Frankie Edgar is still an elite fighter. This shouldn't surprise many, but it will read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 5 views

Frankie Edgar added another feat to his legendary resume when he scored the latest finish in UFC history. Check out more post-event facts from UFC Fight Night 57.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 8 views

Mark Cherico sees his future clearly, and it's encased by an octagon of steel. Strolling into his Pinnacle Fighting Championships 9 bout with Brian "Boom" Kelleher (10-7), the undefeated Pittsburgh, read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 1366 views

"I always talk about a fight that most people don't bring up, it's when I fought Travis Lutter in Montreal. Basically in the fight I had all the answers I needed (to win) but it was just failed execu read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

Stream or download Monday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Ricardo Almeida and Mark Henry.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio, UFC read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 views

Mark Striegl is one of the most exciting prospects in Asia and the 13-1 Filipino bantamweight will begin a new chapter in his career next year when he joins the camp which is widely recognized as bei read news >>