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Dantas Injured; Warren-Silva Booked for Interim Bantamweight Title at Bellator 118

A head injury suffered in training has forced Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas to withdraw from his next title defense.
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Myles Jury-Abel Trujillo Lightweight Bout Booked for UFC Fight Night San Antonio

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut in San Antonio will now feature a lightweight showdown between surging prospects Myles Jury and Abel Trujillo.
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Dan Henderson vs. Daniel Cormier Officially Booked as UFC 173 Co-Main Event in May

(Cormier opens a can of whoop ass on Phil Cumens…er…Paul Cummings…let’s just call him “Pete” at UFC 170. Photo via Getty.)

Although the fight was originally being targeted for UFC 175 on 4th of July weekend, Dana White broke the news on Sportscenter earlier today that the light heavyweight #1ish contender match between Daniel Cormier and Dan Henderson has officially been booked as the co-main event of UFC 173: Weidman vs. Belfort vs. Machida Barao vs. Dillashaw, which transpires on May 24th from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The fight will serve as a quick turnaround for Henderson, who was getting his ass handed to him by Mauricio Rua at Fight Night 38 in March before scoring a miracle comeback KO via H-Bomb in the third round of their hotly-anticipated rematch. Cormier, on the other hand, barely broke a sweat in his last fight: a 79-second TKO over Pete Cumpins…Pat Culmings (damn it, so close!) at UFC 170.

Recovery advantage: Cormier. Age, speed, size, and strength advantage: Also Cormier. “You darn kids quit skateboarding on the sidewalks!” advantage: Hendo. Call me crazy, but I’m liking Hendo here.

The full UFC 173 lineup is after the jump.

MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Champ Renan Barao vs. T.J. Dillashaw – for UFC bantamweight title
Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson
Jake Ellenberger vs. Robbie Lawler
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Francisco Rivera
James Krause vs. Jamie Varner

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
Michael Chiesa vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Tony Ferguson vs. Katsunori Kikuno
Chico Camus vs. Chris Holdsworth
Mitch Clarke vs. Al Iaquinta

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Anthony Njokuani vs. Vinc Pichel
Doo Ho Choi vs. Sam Sicilia
Jingliang Li vs. Danny Mitchell

-J. Jones


Ryan Bader-Rafael ‘Feijao’ Light Heavyweight Showdown Booked for UFC 174

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Rafael Cavalcante will square off with “The Ultimate Fighter 8” winner Ryan Bader at UFC 174.
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UFC Fight Night 41: Iuri Alcantara vs. Vaughan Lee booked for May 31 in Berlin

Two rising bantamweights fight for one spot in the 135-pound pecking order.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently announced a bantamweight match up featuring Iuri Alcantara vs. Vaughan Lee for its UFC Fight Night 41 event inside the O2 World Arena in Berlin, Germany, scheduled for May 31, 2014, live on Fight Pass.

Yes, that’s the same day as The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): “Brazil 3″ live finale (see that fight card here).

After getting knocked around by Urijah Faber last August, Alcantara (29-5) got back into the win column by taking a split decision victory over Wilson Reis at the UFC Fight Night 36 event back in February. “Marajo” is 4-2 (1 NC) since transitioning over from WEC in early 2012.

Lee (14-9) is also back in the win column thanks to a unanimous decision victory over Nam Phan in The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): “China” live Finale last March. Prior to his big win in “Macao,” the budding Brit was armbarred by Raphael Assuncao in Brazil.

Should be interesting.

In addition to the headliner between Mark Munoz and Gegard Mousasi, UFC Fight Night 41 is also expected to feature a middleweight match up pitting Luke Barnatt against Sean Strickland, as well as CB Dollaway vs. Francis Carmont, while Pawel Pawlak and Peter Sobotta hook ‘em up in welterweight action.

For the current UFC Fight Night 41 fight card and rumors click here.

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Sources: Tito Ortiz-Alexander Shlemenko Booked for Bellator PPV Debut in Mississippi

Alexander Shlemenko will do battle with Tito Ortiz at Bellator’s inaugural pay-per-view.
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Caio Magalhaes vs. Luke Zachrich booked for UFC on FOX 11 with Josh Samman hurt

Yes, again.

The injury epidemic continues.

After winning his debut fight at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale nearly one year ago, Josh Samman continues to find himself unable to return to action. He was injured prior to his Uriah Hall rematch last July, and has now been pulled from his Caio Magalhaes fight at UFC on FOX 11 on April 19 in Orlando, Florida, according to MMA Fighting.

Fortunately, the promotion has a Plan B.

Replacing the former TUF guy is Luke Zachrich (13-2) who makes his Octagon debut on the strength of a three-fight winning streak. His last appearance ended in a submission win over Justin Gamble at AAMMA 34: “Proving Ground 2″ back in August.

The Ohioan has just over a week to get himself in fighting shape.

Waiting for him will be Magalhaes (7-1), who rebounded from a debut loss to Buddy Roberts by submitting Karlos Vemola at UFC on FUEL TV 10. “Hellboy” followed that up with a unanimous decision win over Nick Ring at the UFC Fight Night 33 event back in December.

Who ya’ got?

UFC on FOX 11 will feature a heavyweight No. 1 contender bout as Fabricio Werdum battles a red-hot Travis Browne in the main event. In addition, Miesha Tate takes on Liz Carmouche in women’s bantamweight action, while Donald Cerrone throws leather against fellow lightweight Edson Barboza.

To check out the latest UFC on FOX 11: “Werdum vs. Browne” fight card and rumors click here.

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UFC Fight Night 42: Rony Jason vs Robbie Peralta booked for May 31 in Brazil

Another Brazilian fan favorite has been added to the promotion’s FOX Sports 1 event in Sao Paulo.

Rony Mariano Bezerra will make a lightning-fast turnaround when he takes on Robbie Peralta as part of the UFC Fight Night 42 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, featuring the finale for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): “Brazil 3,” which is set for Ibirapuera Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on May 31, 2014.

Combate (via MMA Fighting) announced the pairing on Sunday night.

Bezerra (14-4) is fresh off a technical knockout win over Steven Siler in last month’s UFC Fight Night 38 event in Brazil. Because “Jason” needed just 77 seconds to hack up his “Super” opponent, he’s likely still fresh as a daisy, as far as wear and tear is concerned, and eager to get back inside the cage for more.

And the sooner he distances himself from his head kick knockout loss to Jeremy Stephens, the better.

Waiting to greet him will be Peralta (17-4), who had no “Problems” in his technical knockout win over Estevan Payan last December. The up-and-coming featherweight prospect has just one loss inside the Octagon — his first since 2009 — in the form of a unanimous decision defeat to Akira Corassani.

But the competition isn’t getting any easier.

Besides the main event between TUF: “Brazil 3″ coaches, Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva, Demian Maia will try to snap a two-fight losing streak by tangling with Mike Pierce, while Paulo Thiago and Gasan Umalatov hook ‘em up in welterweight action.

See the current UFC Fight Night 42 fight card and line up by clicking here.

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C.B. Dollaway-Francis Carmont Booked for UFC Fight Night 42 Co-Main Event

A middleweight showdown between C.B. Dollaway and Francis Carmont will serve as the UFC Fight Night 42 co-headliner, Ultimate Fighting Championship officials announced Friday.
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Chico Camus vs. Chris Holdsworth booked for UFC 173 with Kyung Ho Kang bounced

The UFC 173 fight card goes back into the shop for repairs … yet again.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has re-booked a bantamweight contest featuring Chico Camus vs. Chris Holdsworth for the upcoming UFC 173 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for May 24, 2014, at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“King” fills in for the ousted Kyung Ho Kang.

Camus (14-4) is riding back-to-back unanimous decision wins. After outpointing the aforementioned Kyung Ho Kang at UFC 164 last August, the Roufusport product outworked Yaotzin Meza as part of the UFC on FOX 10 event back in January.

But he’s got a stiff test ahead of him.

Holdsworth (5-0) captured The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 18 trophy with a second-round strangulation over Davey Grant. Prior to his win on the combat sports reality show, the rising bantamweight prospect notched four straight submission victories on the regional circuit.

Who ya’ got?

UFC 173 will be headlined by a 135-pound title fight featuring Renan Barao putting his belt up for grabs against TJ Dillashaw. Elsewhere on the card, Junior dos Santos slugs it out with Stipe Miocic while Francisco Rivera rumbles with Takeya Mizugaki.

Check out the current UFC 173 fight card and line up by clicking here.

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