A fight between Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero -- two surging middleweights in the UFC -- has been booked for UFC 178, which is set to take place in Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Review first reported the bout.
Kennedy has won four fights in a row going back to his Strikeforce days, and is 3-0 in the UFC. He is coming off an impressive one-sided decision victory over Michael Bisping at the TUF Nations Finale in April. Kennedy currently sits at No. 6 on the media driven UFC rankings.
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First, it was Vitor Belfort's elevated levels of testosterone in February. Next came Wanderlei Silva's refusal to be tested in May. It all came to a climax only Shakespeare could pen when Chael Sonnen tested positive for human growth hormone, among a few other banned substances, in June—UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy had seen enough.
"They randomly test three dudes and all three fail," Kennedy first told ESPN's Brett Okamoto. "All in my weight class. All dudes I could potentially be fighting. I we more
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Jessamyn Duke suffered a devastating defeat at UFC Fight Night 45 and also a pretty gruesome-looking injury.
The fighter posted an X-ray of the injury on her Instagram account. It's easy to see that it doesn't look like Duke will be stepping in the cage anytime soon. Despite the injury and the loss, Duke posted the image with a bit of humor.
"Prefight interview I said@lesliesmithmma had a brick head & could take a lot of punishment. Karma. #ufcfightnight45 #gunclub," wrote Duke.
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McGregor finished Brandao in the first round via TKO (strikes), as the decibel level shook to 111 inside the arena.
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