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Krzysztof Jotko-Magnus Cedenblad Booked for UFC Fight Night 42 in Berlin

An international middleweight pairing has been booked for the UFC’s upcoming return to Germany, as unbeaten Polish talent Krzysztof Jotko collides with Sweden’s Magnus Cedenblad.
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Yves Jabouin, Mike Easton Booked for UFC 174 Bantamweight Duel in Vancouver

A bantamweight duel between Yves Edwards and Mike Easton will take place at
UFC 174, Ultimate Fighting Championship officials announced Wednesday.
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UFC on FOX 11: Amanda Nunes vs Alexis Dufresne booked for April 19 in Orlando

With less than month to go before the promotion’s return to FOX, UFC is adding the finishing touches to its “Werdum vs. Browne” fight card in “The Sunshine State.”

There’s a fiery women’s bantamweight match-up in the works for UFC on FOX 11 as Amanda Nunes battles Alexis Dufresne inside the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, on April 19, 2014.

Nunes recently revealed the details on Instagram.

The Brazilian is perfect thus far in her Octagon career — 9-3 overall — and was last seen beating the brakes off Germaine de Randamie in front of the “Troops” last November. It was her second technical knockout win in a row, having also shellacked Sheila Gaff at UFC 163 last August.

Future title contender?

Not if Dufresne has anything to say about it. The American Top Team (ATT) product is undefeated through five fights and has yet to see a bout go past the first round. In fact, two of her wins — including last month’s destruction of Kim Couture — were over in less than a minute.

Be afraid.

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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Gegard Mousasi vs. Mark Munoz Booked as Main Event of UFC Fight Night Berlin on May 31st

(That was basically my reaction to this booking. / Photo via MMAJunkie)

The UFC Fight Night Berlin show on May 31st was originally supposed to be headlined by a “high-level featherweight contest.” Then, German 145′er Dennis Siver tested positive for a testicle-regrowing serum, and that idea pretty much flew out the window. So, new plan: How about a “winner almost leaves town” match between the last two middleweights to be beaten up by Lyoto Machida?

As announced today by the UFC UK twitter account, Gegard Mousasi vs. Mark Munoz will serve as the five-round main event for UFC Fight Night Berlin. The event will be broadcast on Fight Pass, so you’d have to be a super-hardcore fan to even have the ability to watch this fight if you wanted to. As for the local German fans…sorry guys, this is a rough one. It’s not like Mousasi and Munoz aren’t talented, exciting fighters, but there’s virtually nothing at stake in the matchup and there’s no local hook. Sheila Gaff vs. Benjamin Brinsa would have made more sense here.

Anyway, don’t blame us, blame Dennis Siver’s testicles. We’ll let you know if/when any other notable folks are added to the card.


Ben Henderson vs Rustam Khabilov booked for June 7 at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque

Forget that left turn, Bugs, just stay in Albuquerque altogether and watch some fights.

Team Jackson-Winkeljohn represent!

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Ben Henderson will hook ‘em up against Rustam Khabilov in the main event of the promotion’s UFC Fight Night event on June 7, 2014, at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Albuquerque Journal first brought word of the announcement earlier today.

Henderson (20-3) got back into the win column earlier this year with a close split-decision win over Josh Thomson at the UFC on FOX 10 event in Chicago. “Smooth” coughed up his 155-pound title to Anthony Pettis (again) in the main event of UFC 164 and looks to rack up another lengthy win streak to earn another “Showtime” title shot.

That may be easier said than done.

Khabilov (17-1) has remained perfect through three fights inside the Octagon with two finishes by way of knockout/technical knockout. He was last seen taking a three-round unanimous decision win over grizzled veteran Jorge Masvidal in their “Fight for the Troops” back in November.

It’s safe to say this will be his stiffest test to date.

But that’s exactly what “The Tiger” wanted when he recently petitioned the ex-champ for a five-round slugfest to help propel himself into the top five of his division (he’s currently No. 15). Henderson was quick to accept, even though he may have been expecting to fly with “The Eagle.”

Close, but no Dagestani.

No other fights have been announced for the “Henderson vs. Khabilov” FOX Sports 1 telecast at this time; however, additional match-ups are expected in the coming days.

Stay tuned.

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Albert Tumenov-Anthony Lapsley Booked for UFC Fight Night 41 in Cincinnati

A new welterweight matchup has been added to UFC Fight Night 41, as Albert Tumenov will battle Anthony Lapsley when the UFC revisits Cincinnati this spring.
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Eddie Alvarez-Michael Chandler Rubber Match Booked for May 17 on Pay-Per-View

A third meeting between Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler will go down May 17 live on pay-per-view.
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Eddie Wineland vs Johnny Eduardo bantamweight bash booked for May 10 in Cincinnati

Two talented bantamweights will try to get back into the 135-pound title hunt in Cincy.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has asked bantamweight veteran Eddie Wineland to lace ‘em up against Brazilian submission ace Johnny Eduardo as part of the promotion’s upcoming “Fight Night” event at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 10, 2014.

UFC announced the 135-pound pairing on Twitter earlier today.

Wineland (21-9) was put out to pasture by reigning bantamweight champion Renan Barao back in September; however, he did what all warriors do and came back stronger, beating the brakes off Yves Jabouin at the UFC on FOX 10 event just last month in Sacramento.

But the competition isn’t getting any easier.

Eduardo (26-9) saw his 11-fight winning streak snapped at the hands of Raphael Assuncao way back in late 2011. The Brazilian followed that up with a unanimous decision win over Jeff Curran the following May, but has been out of action ever since.

Will cage rust be a factor?

The upcoming “Fight Night” event in “The Queen City” does not have a main event (yet), but has already penciled in a half dozen fights including Ed Herman vs. Rafael Natal and Manny Gamburyan vs. Nik Lentz. Stay tuned for future fight announcements as they become available.

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James Krause vs. Jamie Varner booked for UFC 173

A lightweight showdown between fighters looking to break into the top-15, veteran Jamie Varner (21-9-1, 2 NC) and up-and-comer James Krause (20-5), has been scheduled for the fight card of UFC 173, promotion officials announced this week.

Both men aim to rebound after suffering recent hard-luck losses.

In Varner’s case, the 29-year-old has dropped three of his past four contests since re-entering the UFC with a stunning upset win over Edson Barboza in 2012. His most recent setback came in early February, when Varner snatched defeat from the jaws of victory and suffered a violent second-round knockout loss at the hands of a badly rocked Abel Trujillo in UFC 169′s ‘Fight of the Night.’

As for Krause, after earning a double-bonus win over Sam Stout in his UFC debut, the 27-year-old saw his momentum derailed in the form of a bizarre first-round TKO loss to Bobby Green at UFC Fight for the Troops 3, in which, after getting kicked in the groin twice, Krause toppled over from one last kick to the belt line which referee John McCarthy ruled a legal blow.

UFC 173 takes place May 24, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. An updated fight UFC 173 card can be seen below.

  • Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort
  • Jamie Varner vs. James Krause
  • Chris Holdsworth vs. Kyung Ho Kang
  • Sam Sicilia vs. Doo Ho Choi

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Flyweights Cariaso-Smolka, Horiguchi-Montague Booked for UFC Fight Night in Cincinnati

A pair of flyweight matchups have been added to the UFC’s May 10 return to Cincinnati, as Chris Cariaso takes on Louis Smolka and Kyoji Horiguchi faces Darrell Montague.
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