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T.P. Grant and Zane Simon introduce the #3 Welterweight prospect, Khabib Nurmagomedov's little brother. Hope you're ready for more Russians because T.P. Grant and Zane Simon have another comrade from Mother Russia in their #3 Welterweight spot. To catch up you can go directly to your right and click on the article stream, but since that sounds like a lot of work just check out the links below: Methodology and Criteria Welterweight Prospects #6 - #10 Welterweight Prospect #5 - Ryan Scope Welterwe read news >>

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Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre referred to his first day back at TriStar gym a “humiliating” experience. Georges St-Pierre may be cleared to return to training following his extended spell on the sidelines with a knee injury, yet that does not mean that he is anywhere near prepared to make a return to the octagon. In fact, according to a report from Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight, the former champion considered his first day back to the gym on Monday a humbling and humili read news >>

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After a three fight skid that brought his recent UFC record to a paltry 2-7, Paulo Thiago has been given his walking papers.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Former longtime UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre returned to training this week after suffering a torn left ACL back in March. Apparently, it did not go particularly well. According to a report from this evening's edition of UFC Tonight, "Rush" said his return to the TriStar Gym was a humbling experience. Georges St-Pierre cleared to train, calls first day back "humiliating". GSP says that the UFC has not tried to convince him to return. — UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) October 23, 2014 Re read news >>

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A UFC welterweight the past five years, Paulo Thiago has been cut by the world's top MMA promotion. Since Thiago had lost three in a row, the release was widely expected. MMAFighting.com confirmed the UFC's decision on Wednesday. In his first trip to the Octagon during February 2009, Thiago shocked the 170-pound class with a knockout win over Josh Koscheck. That looked to be the beginning of a great UFC career, but Thiago was never able to top that victory. While a submission win over Mike Swick read news >>

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Brazilian welterweight Paulo Thiago has been released from his Ultimate Fighting Championship contract. read news >>

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A 7th defeat in 9 fights was apparently the straw that broke the camel's back, and now Paulo Thiago is no longer a UFC fighter. This is news that is perhaps unsurprising and openly welcomed. Paulo Thiago was once a darkhorse contender in the welterweight division, which was kick-started after he knocked out Josh Koscheck in 2009. But a noticeably sharp decline in performance led to a run of just 2 wins in his last 9 fights, and the Brazilian's days in the UFC are over. Globo's Ivan Raupp first b read news >>

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T.P. Grant and Zane Simon continue to move up their list of the top Welterweight prospects in MMA. The Bloody Elbow MMA Scouting Report is continuing the delve into the Top 5 Welterweight prospects currently in MMA. The first half of the top ten was covered in a single article, and the write up of Prospect #5 have already been posted, as well as how fighters were selected, graded, and ranked was covered in the Methodology post. So let's move to the next prospect: #4 - Khusein Khaliev Record: 13- read news >>

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Unfortunate, but not surprising. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has said goodbye to longtime welterweight veteran Paulo Thiago, not long after awarding the Brazilian a four-fight contract extension, according to Combate (via MMA Fighting). Unfortunately, his first contest under that new deal was a loss, which marked his third straight. And his seventh since early 2010. Thiago (15-8), who also serves as a police officer in Brazil, put the division on notice with a stunning knockout win over read news >>

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Veteran welterweight Paulo Thiago has been cut from the UFC after a five-year run. MMAFighting.com has confirmed the news, which was first reported Wednesday by Brazil's Combate. Thiago (15-8) got off to a memorable start in the UFC, when he scored a first-round knockout of Josh Koscheck at UFC 95 and was awarded a KO of the Night bonus. He went on to win three of his first four UFC bouts, culminating in a D'Arce choke win over Mike Swick at UFC 109, which earned Thiago another postfight bonus. read news >>

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Hector Lombard and Yoel Romero are two fast-rising contenders in the UFC’s welterweight and middleweight divisions. The hard-hitting, technically efficient Cubans are both coming off wins and share similar skill sets. Romero and Lombard are both pursuing UFC gold late in their careers; they are 37 and 36 years old respectively. Both came into the organization without any background in mixed martial arts, and were highly touted specialists in Judo and wrestling. As good as they're on the ground, read news >>

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