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Zuffa CEO Lorenzo Fertitta recently spoke about CM Punk's first opponent, and he stated that it's going to be someone we know. I'm sure you know who CM Punk is by now - real name Phil Brooks, former professional wrestler. Now signed to the UFC despite no competitive fighting experience. Punk expects to debut in late 2015 after getting many months of solid training at Roufusport. But the biggest question since he signed has been pretty simple - who is Punk going to fight? In an interview with ESP read news >>

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Nik Lentz needs a new opponent for his next UFC fight. The American Top Team featherweight, who was scheduled to return to the Octagon in a rematch against Thiago Tavares at UFC Fight Night 60 on Feb. 14, needs a new opponent after the Brazilian was forced out of the bout with an injury. Tavares told MMAFighting.com he has sustained another knee injury, forcing him out of action. MMA Junkie first reported the news. This is the sixth time Tavares has had to cancel a UFC fight due to an injury. Le read news >>

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A planned featherweight rematch between Thiago Tavares and Nik Lentz has been scrapped, as injury has forced Tavares to withdraw from the planned UFC Fight Night 60 matchup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta believes Phil "CM Punk" Brooks' Octagon debut will be competitive. While Fertitta is not sure who exactly will introduce Brooks to the cage, he recently told ESPN.com's Brett Okamoto the company will "most likely" look outside its current roster to find a suitable opponent. But that doesn't mean it's searching for any Joe off the streets who took a class or two at a local dojo. Prefacing his comments by saying he'll defer to UFC matchmaker Joe Silva for the official book read news >>

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UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta says that the promotion won’t just bring in some guy off the street to stand opposite Phil “CM Punk” Brooks’ debut.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) CEO Lorenzo Fertitta is no dummy. He expected a certain amount of "backlash" from the promotion's surprise acquisition of former professional wrestler Phil Brooks, who is expected to make his Octagon debut later this year. But as far as choosing a first opponent, rest assured Fertitta won't recruit "some guy off the street." Probably because he already did that when he signed CM Punk. Zing! Fertitta elaborates to ESPN: "I think it has to be somebody with some read news >>

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Rolando Velasco has a new opponent for the main event of Tachi Palace Fights 22 “Champions Collide 2.” read news >>

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STOCKHOLM -- Neil Seery talks about the toughness of opponent Chris Beal at UFC on FOX 14, planning to take the center of the cage, the size of the Tele2 Arena, cornering teammate Paul Redmond, and more. read news >>

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Former light-middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has his next opponent, coming in the form of a bout against James Kirkland at some point in May. read news >>

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BOSTON -- Uriah Hall talks about enjoying not knowing about his UFN 59 opponent Ron Stallings, why he thinks his previous two opponents punked out, the way people view him after his last fight, his fight night emotions, and more. read news >>

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BOSTON -- Benson Henderson talks about how he felt when he found out from Donald Cerrone that Cerrone replaced Eddie Alvarez, his plans to move to welterweight, his mindset going into the fight coming off a controversial loss, and more. read news >>

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Misha Cirkunov moved from Latvia to Canada to Las Vegas. There was a bit of a culture shock, but regardless of the location, the longtime judoka, wrestler and MMA fighter always found a home in the gym.Filed under: News read news >>

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Carla Esparza has a date and an opponent for her first defense of the UFC strawweight title belt. Esparza will co-main event UFC 185 opposite Joanna Jedrzejczyk on March 14 in Dallas. The bout was announced on UFC Tonight on Wednesday. The talented American wrestler captured the inaugural title by winning The Ultimate Fighter Season 20. On the show she defeated Angela Hill, Tecia Torres and Jessica Penne to earn her spot in the finals against Rose Namajunas. The former Invicta FC champion domina read news >>

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What’s next for newly crowned and inaugural UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza? Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

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