UFC officials Wednesday announced the booking, which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and is headlined by a heavyweight title rematch between Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva. The event will also showcase another anticipated heavyweight showdown pitting former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem against ex-UFC ruler Junior dos Santos.
Stephens, 26, has lost three straight fights, closing out 2011 with a split-decision defeat to Anthony Pettis before kicking off last year with a one-sided loss to Donald Cerrone at UFC on Fuel TV 3. Most recently, the hard-punching Iowan had his lights turned out by veteran Yves Edwards, suffering a first-round knockout on Dec. 8 at UFC on Fox 5.
Payan completed a two-fight stint under the Bellator banner in 2009 before making his Strikeforce debut roughly 13 months ago against Alonso Martinez. Following that unanimous decision victory, “El Terrible” returned to the cage one year later to knock out Mike Bravo at Strikeforce “Marquardt vs. Saffiedine.” Payan, 30, has not lost in more than three years and owns more than half of his 14 career wins by either knockout or submission.view original article >>
The UFC’s debut event on Long Island this summer has another fight featuring a local – and it’ll be a rematch.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
A featherweight bout between Dooho Choi and Andre Fili is the first official addition to July’s UFC 214 lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
The lineup for the UFC’s return to New Zealand in June continues to grow with the addition of another welterweight bout.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
A middleweight bout between Gerald Meerschaert and Thiago “Marreta” Santos is the latest addition to July’s UFC 213 lineup.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
After two fights at 145 pounds, Anthony Pettis is headed back to the weight class he used to rule.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
The lineup at UFC 212 in Brazil recently lost arguably its biggest name, but the lineup continues to build below what would’ve been Anderson Silva. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
The UFC heavyweight championship has been notoriously difficult to hold on to throughout its history, but Stipe Miocic proved up to the task at UFC 211, picking up a first-round TKO win over Junior D read news >>
A little more than a week away, Joaquim Silva has a replacement opponent for his lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 109. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Amanda Nunes’ next challenge will come at 135 pounds. After that, though? The UFC women’s bantamweight champion wants to move up to 145 pounds.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
Ex-champ Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante meets Kurt Holobaugh this Friday looking to conquer Titan FC’s interim lightweight title. But for the Brazilian veteran, belts are “just the cherry on top” of victorio read news >>