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ST. ANTHONY, Minn. - Getting signed to the world's top MMA promotion is almost a dream come true for Jussier Formiga.
The Brazilian, who meets fellow flyweight John Dodson in a flyweight-title eliminator at Friday's UFC on FX 5 event, is proud to have gotten this far. But his dream won't be complete until he proves he belongs here.
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MINNEAPOLIS - Even some of the sport's fastest fighters occasionally have a slow start.
After struggling to get an edge on promotional newcomer Jussier Formiga, Dodson ultimately dropped him twice to set up a second-round TKO victory and a guaranteed title shot with recently crowned flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.
The UFC on FX 5 contest, which took place Friday night at Minneapolis' Target Center, aired on FX following preliminary-card bouts on FUEL TV.
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JARAGUA DO SUL, Brazil – Jussier Formiga had a tough act to follow, but for the most part, he got the job done. Formiga used stifling top control to keep Chris Cariaso at bay, then survived a late rally to win a unanimous decision. read news >>
UFC on FX 8 Play-by-Play: Jussier Formiga vs. Chris Cariaso read news >>
A flyweight bout between Jussier Formiga and Chris Cariaso is the latest addition to June's UFC on FX 8 event in Brazil. read news >>
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A slow first round gave way to an emphatic finish as John Dodson secured his place as the No. 1 contender in the UFC flyweight division. read news >>
The UFC has found a new opponent for John Moraga. Moraga, who was initially expected to face Jussier Formiga at the UFC on FOX 13 card in Phoenix on Dec. 13, now meets UFC newcomer Willie Gates, sources told MMAFighting.com on Tuesday. Formiga was forced out of the bout with an injured knee. Gates (11-4) signs with the UFC fresh off an 83-second TKO victory over Hector Sandoval to earn the Tachi Palace Fights 125-pound title on Nov. 6. Gates has won five in a row in 2014 with five first-round fi read news >>
UFC officials may have to put their scrambling hats on again. Streaking flyweight Jussier Formiga is reportedly injured and out of his Dec. 13 bout with John Moraga at UFC on Fox 13. The news was first reported Friday by John Morgan of MMAJunkie.com. The UFC has not officially confirmed the injury, nor was there immediate word on the nature of the injury, a recovery timetable for Formiga or a potential replacement opponent for Moraga. To keep the bout on the UFC on Fox 13 card, UFC matchmakers w read news >>
Flyweight contender Jussier Formiga is out of his December meeting with John Moraga after suffering a knee injury. With just three weeks to go before fight night, a key preliminary card match-up at UFC on Fox 13 has been scrapped. Brazilian flyweight Jussier Formiga was forced to pull out of a bout with Arizona's John Moraga earlier this week. According to Nova Uniao's Andre Pederneiras (via MMA Fighting), a partial LCL tear is the reason why Formiga cannot compete in Phoenix, AZ. Formiga (17-3) read news >>
John Moraga needs a new opponent for his UFC on FOX 13 bout after Brazilian flyweight Jussier Formiga has been forced out of the card with an injury. Formiga's head coach Andre Pederneiras told MMAFighting.com that the flyweight has suffered a knee injury, a partial LCL tear, and won’t be able to recover in time to compete for the Dec. 13 card. MMA Junkie first reported the news. Moraga (15-3), a former UFC title contender, enters UFC on FOX 13 coming off a submission victory over Justin Scoggin read news >>
UFC flyweight John Moraga needs a new opponent on short notice, as Brazilian submission ace Jussier Formiga has been forced to withdraw from UFC on FOX 13.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Daniel Cormier has been named the new permanent cohost of FOX Sports 1’s weekly UFC news program “UFC Tonight,” and “DC” admits after his live debut, it’s a blessing he was able to earn the gig.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Chris "Kamikaze" Cariaso doesn't pay any mind to the odds going into a fight. It would be impossible for the 33-year-old Californian to escape the fact he's a heavy underdog going into his flyweight title tilt with champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 178, but Cariaso knows those particular elements have nothing to do with what happens in the Octagon. He's been slinging leather for the better part of a decade, and if a lengthy career in mixed martial arts has taught him anything, it's that nothing read news >>
Top flyweights John Moraga and Jussier Formiga will square off at UFC on FOX 13 read news >>