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Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis (!) & TJ Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz (!!) Booked for Fight Night 81

Now, let’s all try not to get too excited about the news we’re about to deliver, because we all know the long and heartbreaking history of one of the competitors involved, but OMG DOMMY CRUZ VS TJ DILLY IS FINALLY GON’ HAPPEN!!!!!!

Actual details after the jump. 

After being cleared to resume training by his doctors earlier this week, Dominick Cruz was immediately booked to take on the man who rose to championship gold in his absence, TJ Dillashaw. The two will determine who is the true bantamweight champion once and for all on January 16th at UFC Fight Night 81 at a location TBD (but potentially the TD Garden in Boston). That’s right, we’re getting possibly the greatest bantamweight matchup of all time…FO FREE.

“The Dominator” has not competed since his shellacking of Takeya Mizugaki back in September of 2014, which itself came following a three year layoff he spent recovering, re-injuring, and re-re-recovering from various ACL, *A*CL, and groin injuries (and lest we forget, ACL injuries as well). Dillashaw, meanwhile, has risen to the top 5 pound-for-pound rankings with his recent destructions of Joe Soto and Renan Barao, the latter of which came in an absolutely brilliant performance at UFC on FOX 16 in July.

As if that news wasn’t great enough, it looks like we’ll be treated to an incredible lightweight matchup at Fight Night 81 as well, in the form of former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis vs. former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. On the heels of a title-losing effort against Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 185, Pettis will look to put himself back in title contention with a win over Alvarez, who is fresh off a decision victory over a slightly juiced-up Gil Melendez at UFC 188.

What a card this will be if all goes according to plan.

(We’ll be sure to let you know when Cruz blows both his knees out in November.)

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Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis (!) & TJ Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz (!!) Booked for Fight Night 81

Now, let’s all try not to get too excited about the news we’re about to deliver, because we all know the long and heartbreaking history of one of the competitors involved, but OMG DOMMY CRUZ VS TJ DILLY IS FINALLY GON’ HAPPEN!!!!!!

Actual details after the jump. 

After being cleared to resume training by his doctors earlier this week, Dominick Cruz was immediately booked to take on the man who rose to championship gold in his absence, TJ Dillashaw. The two will determine who is the true bantamweight champion once and for all on January 16th at UFC Fight Night 81 at a location TBD (but potentially the TD Garden in Boston). That’s right, we’re getting possibly the greatest bantamweight matchup of all time…FO FREE.

“The Dominator” has not competed since his shellacking of Takeya Mizugaki back in September of 2014, which itself came following a three year layoff he spent recovering, re-injuring, and re-re-recovering from various ACL, *A*CL, and groin injuries (and lest we forget, ACL injuries as well). Dillashaw, meanwhile, has risen to the top 5 pound-for-pound rankings with his recent destructions of Joe Soto and Renan Barao, the latter of which came in an absolutely brilliant performance at UFC on FOX 16 in July.

As if that news wasn’t great enough, it looks like we’ll be treated to an incredible lightweight matchup at Fight Night 81 as well, in the form of former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis vs. former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. On the heels of a title-losing effort against Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 185, Pettis will look to put himself back in title contention with a win over Alvarez, who is fresh off a decision victory over a slightly juiced-up Gil Melendez at UFC 188.

What a card this will be if all goes according to plan.

(We’ll be sure to let you know when Cruz blows both his knees out in November.)

The post Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis (!) & TJ Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz (!!) Booked for Fight Night 81 appeared first on Cagepotato.

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Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis (!) & TJ Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz (!!) Booked for Fight Night 81

Now, let’s all try not to get too excited about the news we’re about to deliver, because we all know the long and heartbreaking history of one of the competitors involved, but OMG DOMMY CRUZ VS TJ DILLY IS FINALLY GON’ HAPPEN!!!!!!

Actual details after the jump. 

After being cleared to resume training by his doctors earlier this week, Dominick Cruz was immediately booked to take on the man who rose to championship gold in his absence, TJ Dillashaw. The two will determine who is the true bantamweight champion once and for all on January 16th at UFC Fight Night 81 at a location TBD (but potentially the TD Garden in Boston). That’s right, we’re getting possibly the greatest bantamweight matchup of all time…FO FREE.

“The Dominator” has not competed since his shellacking of Takeya Mizugaki back in September of 2014, which itself came following a three year layoff he spent recovering, re-injuring, and re-re-recovering from various ACL, *A*CL, and groin injuries (and lest we forget, ACL injuries as well). Dillashaw, meanwhile, has risen to the top 5 pound-for-pound rankings with his recent destructions of Joe Soto and Renan Barao, the latter of which came in an absolutely brilliant performance at UFC on FOX 16 in July.

As if that news wasn’t great enough, it looks like we’ll be treated to an incredible lightweight matchup at Fight Night 81 as well, in the form of former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis vs. former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. On the heels of a title-losing effort against Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 185, Pettis will look to put himself back in title contention with a win over Alvarez, who is fresh off a decision victory over a slightly juiced-up Gil Melendez at UFC 188.

What a card this will be if all goes according to plan.

(We’ll be sure to let you know when Cruz blows both his knees out in November.)

The post Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis (!) & TJ Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz (!!) Booked for Fight Night 81 appeared first on Cagepotato.

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Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis (!) & TJ Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz (!!) Booked for Fight Night 81

Now, let’s all try not to get too excited about the news we’re about to deliver, because we all know the long and heartbreaking history of one of the competitors involved, but OMG DOMMY CRUZ VS TJ DILLY IS FINALLY GON’ HAPPEN!!!!!!

Actual details after the jump. 

After being cleared to resume training by his doctors earlier this week, Dominick Cruz was immediately booked to take on the man who rose to championship gold in his absence, TJ Dillashaw. The two will determine who is the true bantamweight champion once and for all on January 16th at UFC Fight Night 81 at a location TBD (but potentially the TD Garden in Boston). That’s right, we’re getting possibly the greatest bantamweight matchup of all time…FO FREE.

“The Dominator” has not competed since his shellacking of Takeya Mizugaki back in September of 2014, which itself came following a three year layoff he spent recovering, re-injuring, and re-re-recovering from various ACL, *A*CL, and groin injuries (and lest we forget, ACL injuries as well). Dillashaw, meanwhile, has risen to the top 5 pound-for-pound rankings with his recent destructions of Joe Soto and Renan Barao, the latter of which came in an absolutely brilliant performance at UFC on FOX 16 in July.

As if that news wasn’t great enough, it looks like we’ll be treated to an incredible lightweight matchup at Fight Night 81 as well, in the form of former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis vs. former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. On the heels of a title-losing effort against Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 185, Pettis will look to put himself back in title contention with a win over Alvarez, who is fresh off a decision victory over a slightly juiced-up Gil Melendez at UFC 188.

What a card this will be if all goes according to plan.

(We’ll be sure to let you know when Cruz blows both his knees out in November.)

The post Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis (!) & TJ Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz (!!) Booked for Fight Night 81 appeared first on Cagepotato.

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Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis (!) & TJ Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz (!!) Booked for Fight Night 81

Now, let’s all try not to get too excited about the news we’re about to deliver, because we all know the long and heartbreaking history of one of the competitors involved, but OMG DOMMY CRUZ VS TJ DILLY IS FINALLY GON’ HAPPEN!!!!!!

Actual details after the jump. 

After being cleared to resume training by his doctors earlier this week, Dominick Cruz was immediately booked to take on the man who rose to championship gold in his absence, TJ Dillashaw. The two will determine who is the true bantamweight champion once and for all on January 16th at UFC Fight Night 81 at a location TBD (but potentially the TD Garden in Boston). That’s right, we’re getting possibly the greatest bantamweight matchup of all time…FO FREE.

“The Dominator” has not competed since his shellacking of Takeya Mizugaki back in September of 2014, which itself came following a three year layoff he spent recovering, re-injuring, and re-re-recovering from various ACL, *A*CL, and groin injuries (and lest we forget, ACL injuries as well). Dillashaw, meanwhile, has risen to the top 5 pound-for-pound rankings with his recent destructions of Joe Soto and Renan Barao, the latter of which came in an absolutely brilliant performance at UFC on FOX 16 in July.

As if that news wasn’t great enough, it looks like we’ll be treated to an incredible lightweight matchup at Fight Night 81 as well, in the form of former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis vs. former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. On the heels of a title-losing effort against Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC 185, Pettis will look to put himself back in title contention with a win over Alvarez, who is fresh off a decision victory over a slightly juiced-up Gil Melendez at UFC 188.

What a card this will be if all goes according to plan.

(We’ll be sure to let you know when Cruz blows both his knees out in November.)

The post Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis (!) & TJ Dillashaw vs. Dominick Cruz (!!) Booked for Fight Night 81 appeared first on Cagepotato.

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Demian Maia & Gunnar Nelson Booked for UFC 194

Fans of elite grappling in mixed martial arts rejoice.
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Demian Maia & Gunnar Nelson Booked for UFC 194

Fans of elite grappling in mixed martial arts rejoice.
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Aisling Daly-Ericka Almeida Matchup Booked for UFC Card in Dublin

Irish strawweight Aisling Daly will toe the line against Brazilian upstart Ericka Almeida on Oct. 24 in Dublin at UFC Fight Night “Poirier vs. Duffy.”
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TUF 22 Finale announced for Dec. 11 in Vegas: Joe Lauzon vs Evan Dunham, Mike Pierce vs Ryan LaFlare booked

On the eve of UFC 194, which has the potential to be among the biggest in the history of the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 Finale will take place somewhere nearby in Las Vegas, Nevada.

No specific venue is known at this time nor a main event, according to UFC.com, but “two bouts have already been verbally agreed to in the Welterweight and Lightweight divisions.”

Joe Lauzon will collide with Evan Dunham in a 155-pound showdown, while Mike Pierce will return to the Octagon for the first time since Oct. 2013 to tangle with Ryan LaFlare.

Lauzon has won two of his three matches, most recently hurting – and then politely finishing — Takanori Gomi at UFC on FOX 15. Dunham, meanwhile, steered himself out of a career-worst slump to compile back-to-back wins, decisioning Ross Pearson his last time out two months ago.

Pierce has not competed since Rousimar Palhares went Brazilian berzerker on his heel, tapping way more than a trained fighter should have to tap in a sanctioned bout way back at UFC Fight Night 29.  During his time away, LaFlare won three of four bouts, dropping a decision to 170-pound contender killer, Demian Maia, earlier this year.

TUF 22 Finale bouts will be added to the card once the Team McGregor vs. Team Faber-led season, which premieres on FOX Sports 1 on Sept. 9, 2015, runs its course. The two coaches — Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber — are not scheduled to fight each other at the conclusion of the show like many have in the past.

Not at the time of this writing, at least.

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Islam Makhachev vs. Adriano Martins booked for UFC 192 in Houston

The UFC 192 card is likely complete with the addition of its 12th bout.

Islam Makhachev, another undefeated prospect from Dagestan, is slated to meet Brazilian lightweight Adriano Martins at the upcoming event in Houston, Texas, on Oct. 3. Martins announced the bout on his social media following a report by Greg Savage.

With seven finishes in 11 professional wins, Makhachev (12-0) made his UFC debut at May’s UFC 187, stopping Leo Kuntz via second-round submission. Martins (27-7) holds a 3-1 UFC record and is coming off wins over Rustam Khabilov and Juan Manuel Puig.

Headlined by Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson for the light heavyweight title, UFC 192 takes place at the Toyota Center.

Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Rashad Evans vs. Ryan Bader
Julianna Pena vs. Jessica Eye
Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley
Joseph Benavidez vs. Ali Bagautinov
Shawn Jordan vs. Ruslan Magomedov
Yair Rodriguez vs. Daniel Hooker
Sergio Pettis vs. Chris Cariaso
Albert Tumenov vs. Alan Jouban
Derrick Lewis vs. Anthony Hamilton
Adriano Martins vs. Islam Makhachev
Rose Namajunas vs. Angela Hill

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