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The UFC has signed a Brazilian prospect to replace injured Josh Thomson at UFC Fight Night 62. Undefeated lightweight Gilbert Burns, who was scheduled to meet the former Strikeforce lightweight champion on March 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, now meets Alex Oliveira. MMAFighting.com confirmed the news following a report from PVT. There is no official word yet if Burns vs. Oliveira will be the co-main event. Alex Oliveira (10-1-1, 1 no-contest) is a 26-year-old welterweight prospect from Rio de Ja read news >>

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Vitor Belfort was offered an interim title bout with Lyoto Machida when Chris Weidman pulled out from UFC 184 with a rib injury, but "The Phenom" turned down the fight. Fellow middleweight contender Ronaldo Souza is willing to step up and replace him against anyone if that’s what the UFC wants. Souza is undefeated in the UFC with four wins in a row, capped off by a third-round submission over Gegard Mousasi. Jacare's manager Gilbert Faria believes that an interim title has to be created after an read news >>

  • a month ago
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Fresh off one of the most high-profile victories of his career, Gegard Mousasi apparently wants to keep the momentum rolling with a fight that would undoubtedly be the biggest of his fighting life: a date with Vitor Belfort. After UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was forced to pull out of his title defense against Belfort at UFC 184, Mousasi volunteered to step in and face the Brazilian challenger, according to a tweet from the guy himself: If I can fight @vitorbelfort I will beat him and read news >>

  • a month ago
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Former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi threw his name into the hat and revealed interest in a match-up against Vitor Belfort at UFC 184. After it was revealed on Friday afternoon that middleweight champion Chris Weidman was forced to withdraw from his anticipated title defence against Vitor Belfort at UFC 184, it became clear that the UFC's interest was to keep Belfort on the fight card if possible. It appears the promotion was looking to set up an interim title fight against Lyoto Machida, read news >>

  • a month ago
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Following Monday's announcement that Donald Cerrone would replace Eddie Alvarez against Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 59, fighters took to Twitter to react. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Holly Holm's withdrawal from UFC 181 was a definite hit against the card, but the UFC scooped up another interesting prospect to replace her in former Championship Fighting Alliance women's featherweight champion Ashlee Evans-Smith. Evans-Smith will step in and face The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 alumnus Raquel Pennington. The news was first reported by MMAJunkie.com. Evans-Smith, who comes from a wrestling base, owns a 3-0 professional record with two TKO victories. She is best known for her 20 read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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UBERLANDIA, Brazil -- Francimar Barroso replaced injured Rafael Cavalcante against Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night 56, but Jimi Manuwa’s injury left him without an opponent for Saturday night’s card, as OSP was moved to the main event to face Mauricio Rua. However, Barroso went on, stepped on the scale and made weight at 205 pounds. UFC officials told MMAFighting.com after the official weigh-ins at the Tancredo Neves gymnasium in Uberlandia, Brazil, that Barroso was asked to cut weight des read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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In the year 2014 in the UFC, no match-up feels safe until the scheduled fighters come out and touch gloves. Just ten days before he was to square off with Mauricio Rua in Uberlandia, Brazil, UFC president Dana White announced via his Twitter that Jimi Manuwa was out of his UFC FIght Night 56 bout with Mauricio Rua. Manuwa will be replaced by Ovince St. Preux, who was slated to face Francimar Barraso in the co-main event. No replacement was immediately named to face Barraso, who was himself a lat read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Louis Smolka will replace Neil Seery and face Richie Vaculik in a flyweight bout at UFC Fight Night in Sydney on Nov. 8. read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Opportunity is knocking. Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender, Anthony Johnson, was expected to fight fellow division standout, Alexander Gustafsson, in early 2015 with the winner being positioned to challenge Jon Jones -- or Daniel Cormier -- for the 205-pound strap next summer. Then "Rumble" was taken out of the equation (because of this). Hoping to take his place is Blackzilians' team mate Rashad Evans, who has been riding the pine for all of 2014 due to injury read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Two new entrants have been added to Battlegrounds MMA's one-night, eight-man tournament field, as one-time WSOF title challenger Jesse Taylor and veteran Joe Ray have replaced Dennis Hallman and Chris Honeycutt in the welterweight bracket, promotion officials announced on Tuesday. "We are thrilled to bring two more highly accomplished competitors like Jesse and Joe into the tournament fold, and are excited by the increased number of potential outcomes that their addition creates for this incredi read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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A pair of changes has hit next month’s Battlegrounds MMA event in Oklahoma. Dennis Hallman and Chris Honeycutt have been replaced by Jesse Taylor and Joe Ray.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Surging UFC middleweight contender Ronaldo Souza isn't scheduled to fight for the UFC middleweight championship this year, but apparently, he's anxious for a high-profile matchup before 2015 begins. "Jacare," the No. 2 185-pounder in the UFC's official rankings, is fresh off a dominant submission victory over Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 50 last week and is hoping to keep the momentum going, based on a report from this week's edition of UFC Tonight (h/t MMA Fighting). MMAFighting.com's Arie read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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Could Mexico replace Ireland as the world's most raucous crowd? Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans have gobbled up all the tickets -- rather quickly -- for the upcoming UFC 180: "Velasquez vs. Werdum" pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled to take place on Nov. 15, 2014, inside Arena Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. From Jaime Pollack, UFC Senior Vice President, International Development and General Manager, Latin America: "That we've sold out in the blink of an eye is proof that Mexico is ready for its f read news >>

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