UFC 151 was canceled on Thursday morning after a light heavyweight title showdown between Jon Jones and Dan Henderson was scratched from the Sept. 1 bill. Jones was offered Chael Sonnen as a replacement opponent, but the champion declined that proposition and now instead headlines UFC 152 on Sept. 22 against Vitor Belfort.
UFC on FX 5 takes place Oct. 5 at the Target Center in Minneapolis and is headlined by a heavyweight confrontation between Travis Browne and Antonio Silva. Welterweights Jay Hieron and Jake Ellenberger will also compete in the co-main event in a rematch of their 2006 clash in the defunct International Fight League.
Hallman, 36, began his most recent run with the UFC over two years ago as a welterweight. After posting a 2-2 record at 170 pounds, “Superman” decided to make the cut to lightweight, a division he had not competed in since challenging then-champion Jens Pulver for the UFC title back in 2001. Though Hallman dominated John Makdessi this past December at UFC 140, the veteran came in heavy at 158.5 pounds, resulting the bout being changed to a catch-weight affair.
Tavares, meanwhile, has not competed since Jan. 14, when he outpointed Sam Stout in front of a partisan crowd at UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian has won three of his last four fights heading into his showdown with Hallman, sandwiching victories over Pat Audinwood and Spencer Fisher around a March 2011 knockout defeat to Shane Roller.view original article >>
Marlon Moraes is headed to the UFC, but faced former WEC world champion Miguel Torres at the inaugural WSOF1 on November 3, 2012, in Las Vegas. read news >>
On the heels of his major role in the “xXx” sequel earlier this year, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping soon will be back on the big screen.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
A heavyweight matchup between newcomer Junior Albini and veteran Timothy Johnson is headed to UFC on FOX 25.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Instead of retirement after UFC 212, might Vitor Belfort be heading for fights with Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen? read news >>
The UFC’s pay-per-view during “International Fight Week” in Las Vegas continues to build with the addition of a welterweight fight.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
A featherweight bout featuring an unbeaten New Yorker is the latest addition to the UFC’s debut show on Long Island.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
The oft-rumored signing of Dutch kickboxing standout Gokhan Saki has come to fruition.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Gegard Mousasi still has not signed a new UFC contract, and from his tone, it doesn’t appear the UFC middleweight contender is happy with what’s been offered.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
The saga between UFC women’s strawweight Angela Magana and top featherweight Cristiane Justino continues to build. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>
MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Vinc Pichel and Matthew Lopez.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>