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The oft-injured Josh Thomson has unfortunately been forced out of his UFC Fight Night co-main event slot due to injury. The March 21st UFC Fight Night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil has taken multiple hits to its main card, and now UFC officials have to look for a replacement opponent for the co-main event. Veteran lightweight Josh Thomson has pulled out of his scheduled showdown with Brazil's Gilbert Burns, news confirmed by MMA Fighting after Lance first reported it. This card already lost its orig read news >>

  • 8 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Fresh off another quick finish in the UFC, Erick Silva wants to tap Ben Saunders at UFC Fight Night 62. Set to take on the American Top Team fighter on March 21 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Silva looks to finally start his first win streak inside the Octagon after bouncing back between wins and losses in his past nine UFC bouts. "Saunders is a big guy and that’s good, because the bigger he is, the harder he falls," Silva said of the upcoming bout during a media day in Rio read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Demian Maia started his UFC career with five straight submission victories between 2007 and 2009, but has only tapped one opponent in the following 14 bouts. Who’s to blame? Maia, a multiple time jiu-jitsu and grappling champion, hasn’t submitted anyone but Rick Story since suffering his first professional loss to Nate Marquardt in 2009, and says that the lack of finishes is his opponent’s fault. "People always go to the ground with me trying to just hold me. They stall read news >>

  • 16 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Anderson Silva tested positive for two banned substances in an out-of-competition test prior to his UFC 183 clash with Nick Diaz, and UFC Fight Night 62 fighters shared their thoughts on the matter during a media day in Rio de Janeiro. Demian Maia fought for the UFC gold against Silva, and Erick Silva is his teammate at X-Gym. Blackzilians’ Ryan LaFlare and TUF: Brazil 2 winner Leonardo Santos also spoke about the failed test. (Editor's note: Hit the CC button on player read news >>

  • 18 days ago
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Veteran lightweight Matt Wiman has been forced to withdraw from his March 21 bout with Leonardo Santos due to a back injury. Stepping in for the TUF 5 alum will be Minnesota's Tony Martin... read news >>

  • 21 days ago
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- UFC president Dana White says the promotion won’t make a dime off the Reebok deal, and all the money will go directly to the fighters. Fabricio Werdum, recently crowned UFC interim heavyweight champion, is excited about it. "Vai Cavalo", who scored a second-round knockout over Mark Hunt to win the UFC interim title in Mexico City in November, believes that the deal is good for the fighters, but only the ones ranked in the top 10 of the official UFC rankings. "It’s not 1 read news >>

  • 24 days ago
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Unable to find a new replacement opponent for Urijah Faber, the UFC has opted to bump up the co-main between Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare to the headlining act. Days after it was confirmed that Raphael Assuncao was forced to pull out of his March 21st main event against Urijah Faber, news has come in that there won't be any replacement opponent for Faber on that card. MMA Fighting says Faber has been pulled from the event entirely, and the new main event is the original welterweight co-main betw read news >>

  • 24 days ago
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Following the cancellation of Urijah Faber versus Raphael Assuncao, a welterweight bout featuring Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare will now serve as the main event of UFC Fight Night on March 21. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
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The UFC needs a new main event for Rio de Janeiro. Twelve days after the announcement of a rematch between Urijah Faber and Raphael Assuncao as the main event of UFC Fight Night 62 in Brazil on March 21, the Brazilian bantamweight is out of the bout. MMAFighting.com confirmed the news following a report by Combate. According to sources close to the situation, Assuncao wouldn’t be able to recover in time from his ankle break he suffered earlier this year. The UFC is still working on getting a new read news >>

  • 30 days ago
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Two new bouts have been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s March 21 trip to Rio de Janeiro, the promotion announced on Thursday. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Former WWE champion and Pride FC veteran José Alberto Rodríguez, better known for his ring names Alberto del Rio or Dos Caras Jr., denies rumors of his return to Mixed Martial Arts and a future with Bellator MMA. With the recent signing of CM Punk and steady rumors of Brock Lesnar coming back to the UFC, the competition might also want to look for a little backup from within the world of professional wrestling. For weeks now, former WWE standout and Pride FC veteran Alberto del Rio was in talks read news >>

  • a month ago
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The UFC’s March return to Rio de Janeiro has another fight added to the lineup.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • a month ago
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Two more interesting fights have been added to a UFC Fight Night card in Rio on March 21st. The March 21st UFC Fight Night 62 card in Rio de Janeiro was looking pretty great even with only a couple of fights announced. A battle of contenders on top, and some guaranteed violence in addition that. Well, you can add two more to that list and they're quite impressive too. The first bout is a bit odd, but represents a major step up in competition for one Brazilian fighter. Former Strikeforce champ an read news >>

  • a month ago
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A pivotal bantamweight matchup between Urijah Faber and Raphael Assuncao will headline the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s March 21 trip to Rio de Janeiro. read news >>

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