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Thiago Tavares will finally make his featherweight debut in the UFC.
The longtime lightweight veteran, who was forced out of featherweight bouts with Tom Niinimaki and Zubaira Tukhugov earlier this year, is scheduled to take on Robbie Peralta at the UFC Fight Night 47 card in Bangor, Maine, on Aug. 16, and he expects a back and forth battle.
"It’s a good fight because we’re both aggressive fighters," Tavares told MMAFighting.com. "The UFC fans know someone is going down in this fight."
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And somebody is going to be a stepping stone.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will shake up the Light Heavyweight landscape with a 205-pound showdown in the UFC 179 co-main event, where former division No. 1-ranked contender Glover Teixeira takes on wrestling powerhouse Phil Davis.
UFC rubber stamped the pairing earlier today.
Teixeira is coming off a five-round drubbing at the hands of division kingpin Jon Jones at UFC 172. Before that, the power-punching Brazilian had gone eight years wit read news >>
That's according to Silva, who seems unfazed by this recent deadline.
Wanderlei Silva is either incredibly dense, in complete denial, or has the best poker face in the business.
I'm not sure how else to explain his cavalier attitude in the wake of his drug test fiasco with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), especially considering it recently filed a formal complain against "The Axe Murderer" for skipping out on a mandatory drug test.
Silva told Lance Net (via MMA Fighting) his primary focu read news >>
Sorry, no media day melee here.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is sending Antonio Silva and Andrei Arlovski on a local media tour to help drum up interest for their upcoming UFC Fight Night 51 main event, which takes place on Sept. 13, 2014 inside Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia.
The event will stream entirely on Fight Pass. @ufc @ufc_brasil September 13 BigFoot vs A. arlovski. Alo galera de Brasilia vamos mostrar a força do nosso pais. pic.twitter.com/sRDCQWF5vK
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Your weekly rundown of what big-show veterans are up to on the regional circuit. A sleepy weekend for big-name MMA, featuring two of MMA's busier journeymen.
First up, in the headliner for Sao Paolo, Brazil's MMA Super Heroes 5, UFC vet Leandro Silva (16-1-1) notched his third win of the year with his first-round knockout of Gilson Lomanto (9-4-0). Silva was a contestant on TUF: Brazil 2, in which he was eliminated from competition during the qualifying round by David Vieira. He was signed to th read news >>
The much-discussed light heavyweight contest between Phil Davis and Glover Teixeira is now official as the co-main event of UFC 179.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Phil Davis will fight in hostile territory one more time.
The American light heavyweight, who earned his last win fighting Lyoto Machida in Rio de Janeiro, will travel to the city on Oct. 25 to face Glover Teixeira at the UFC 179 pay-per-view card at the Maracanazinho gymnasium.
"My manager called me yesterday confirming the fight to Maracanazinho," Teixeira broke the news to PVT on Friday. "It’s going to be awesome to fight in Brazil again, in Rio de Janeiro. I’m really happy, training a lot.
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Iuri Alcantara will meet Russell Doane inside the Octagon at UFC Fight Night "Silva vs. Arlovski" in Brazil on Sept. 13. read news >>
Scheduled to return to the Octagon in Brasilia, Brazil on September 13 against Paulo Thiago, veteran Joe "Diesel" Riggs's first UFC bout since 2006 has been put on hold after an accident at Riggs' home... read news >>
The UFC’s September return to Brazil is a couple steps closer to completion with the addition of a lightweight clash and a featherweight tilt. Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>