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Jordan "Young Gun" Mein will fight former welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves in the first bout on UFC 183's main card this Saturday. It's a fight that will pit two fighters at drastically different points in their UFC careers against each other. Mein has only one Octagon loss (a competitive second-round TKO loss to top-10 welterweight Matt Brown), while Alves has alternated wins and losses and battled numerous injuries over the last three years. In four fights, Mein has achieved a 3-1 re read news >>

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A welterweight bout between Seth Baczynski and Leon Edwards is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 64.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

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A welterweight matchup between Seth Baczynski and Leon Edwards has been added to the UFC Fight Night bill in Poland on April 11. read news >>

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ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren and UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones certainly have their history. The pair have sniped at each other for years over social media, but Jones' recent failed drug test for cocaine metabolites has given Askren a new opening. "Jon's just a person that not a lot of people like," Askren told ESPN's MMA Live Extra. "I think lots of times he tries to act like this nice, humble guy but he's really a douche and everyone knows that. Now it's starting to come out read news >>

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RFA is headed back to Minnesota in March, and its welterweight title will be on the line. Plus, Jeff Curran returns from retirement.Filed under: AXS TV Fights, MMA Rumors, News read news >>

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Douglas Lima still wants Paul Daley. Lima, the reigning Bellator welterweight champion, was forced out of his first title defense against the UFC and Strikeforce veteran after suffering a knee injury, and will be replaced by fellow Brazilian Andre Santos at Bellator 134 on Feb. 27. "It sucks, man," Lima told MMAFighting.com. "I already had a knee injury for a while, I was in pain during my training camp, but I was going to fight anyway. However, I visited another doctor and we did a MRI, and I w read news >>

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New No. 1 welterweight contender Jake Shields says he's going to rid World Series of Fighting (WSOF) of its "dirty" champion, Rousimar Palhares. Jake Shields has his broom and dustpan in hand and wants to sweep his way to another world title. Following a first-round win over Brian Foster at WSOF 17, Shields is ready to "clean up" the promotion's welterweight division. Speaking to Submission Radio, Shields said that welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares can't go for a leg lock without trying to read news >>

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UFC welterweight competitor Albert Tumenov suggested a match-up against Rick Story for his next fight in the UFC. Albert Tumenov may have started his career with a lackluster split decision loss to Ildemar Alcantra, but he has since managed to compile a three-fight win streak in the UFC, including two KO wins and a decision victory against Nico Musoke in his most recent octagon outing. The Kabardino Balkaria native looked great in his most recent fight, as he showed off his technical prowess and read news >>

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Pulsating welterweight action is on tap for March 21st, as Ben Saunders faces Erick Silva in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The UFC's first trip to Rio de Janeiro is slowly coming together, and fans will absolutely love this confirmed welterweight booking. MMA Fighting reports that Ben Saunders and Erick Silva are set to battle inside the Octagon as part of UFC Fight Night on March 21st. The night's main card is expected to air live on Fox Sports 1. Saunders (18-6-2) is 2-0 in the UFC since leaving Bel read news >>

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STOCKHOLM – UFC welterweight Albert Tumenov believes his striking skills are best not only in his division, but on the entire UFC roster.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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The UFC’s welterweight division finds itself in a sudden state of disarray. With Johny Hendricks taking a fight with Matt Brown at UFC 185, the No.1 contendership is up for grabs at welterweight. "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler emerged victorious at UFC 181 in December against Johny Hendricks, taking the title in Hendricks’ first attempt at defending it. Lawler's long quest to the UFC title started when he was a teenager, and his win against Hendricks was the culmination of a 13-year journey. The two f read news >>

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Is any of you guys still missing Pride? Well, the Polish organization KSW is the closest thing to it. On February 21st they will hold their 30th event, headlined by a welterweight title clash between champion Borys Mankowski and Bellator veteran Michail Tsarev. In Europe, it doesn't get any bigger than KSW. In their last event, the Polish organization sold out a nearly 20,000-seat arena in Krakow. With Pride flair, a couple of freak fights and lots of nice match-ups of Polish top talent versus U read news >>

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With the welterweight title fight between Paul Daley and current champion Douglas Lima off, Bellator president Scott Coker was left looking for an opponent to stand in against the British slugger at Bellator 134. Enter longtime veteran Andre Santos, who will stand in for the injured Lima against Daley at the "British Invasion" show on Feb. 27 as the co-main event. Combate first reported the new bout on Tuesday, and MMA Fighting confirmed it Wednesday. "Chatuba" Santos (37-9) is coming off a unan read news >>

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Bellator MMA welterweight champion Douglas Lima has been forced out of his Bellator 134 co-main event bout against Paul Daley due to injury. As a result, Andre Santos will fill in against “Semtex” on short notice. read news >>

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