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UFC on FOX 8: Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Robbie Lawler booked for July 27 in Seattle with Tarec Saffiedine hurt

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Hard-hitting veteran slugger Robbie Lawler will look to keep his momentum going when he trades leather with fellow striker Siyar Bahadurzada as part of the upcoming UFC on FOX 8 fight card, scheduled for July 27, 2013 at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington.

“The Great” replaces Strikeforce import Tarec Saffiedine, who was forced to withdraw from the 170-pound affair due to injury.

After more than eight years away from the Octagon, Lawler (20-9) made his triumphant return to the promotion at UFC 157 back in February, stopping former welterweight number one contender Josh Koscheck by way of technical knockout in the very first round.

“Ruthless” has 18 finishes in 20 wins.

Bahadurzada (21-5), meanwhile, put Paulo Thiago on queer street in his UFC debut last year in Sweden; however, his victory was short lived, as veteran welterweight Dong Hyun Kim smothered him for the better part of three rounds en route to a unanimous decision victory last March in Japan.

I don’t think he has to worry about the ground game in this fight.

UFC on FOX 8 will feature a flyweight championship main event as Demetrious Johnson puts his 125-pound title on the line against top contender John Moraga. In the co-main event, surging welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald meets the hard-hitting Jake Ellenberger in what is being pegged as a No. 1 contenders bout.

For the latest UFC on FOX 8 news and notes be sure to check out our complete event archive right here. To check out the latest “Johnson vs. Moraga” fight card and rumors click here.

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Conor McGregor-Andy Ogle, Akira Corassani-Mike Brown Booked for UFC on FS1 in Boston

Two featherweight contests have been added to the UFC’s Aug. 17 debut on Fox Sports 1, as Conor McGregor faces Andy Ogle while Akira Corassani meets Mike Thomas Brown.
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Alistair Overeem-Travis Browne Booked for Inaugural UFC on Fox Sports 1 Event

Popular heavyweight Alistair Overeem will return to the cage when the UFC debuts on Fox Sports 1, as “The Demolition Man” will square off with once-beaten Hawaiian Travis Browne on Aug. 17.
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Heavyweights Matt Mitrione, Brendan Schaub Booked for UFC on Fox 8

Just over two weeks after the UFC suspended Matt Mitrione for making transphobic comments about transgender fighter Fallon Fox, “Meathead” now has his next fight booked.
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Matt Mitrione Booked For Next Bout, Jon Jones Calls Heavyweight a “Scumbag”

Matt Mitrione has been booked for a UFC on FOX 8 bout with Brendan Schaub, approximately two weeks after the former was suspended and fined for his verbal attack on transgender fighter Fallon Fox. The fight will take place July 27th in Seattle. When news of the booking was brought up at a pre-UFC 159 …

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Former TUF 10 Castmates Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub Booked For UFC on FOX 8

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After imposing a suspension on UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione (6-2) sixteen days ago following the fighters negative comments towards transgendered fighter Fallon Fox, Mitrione has his next fight.

Mitrione will square off with former TUF 10 castmate Brendan ‘The Hybrid’ Schaub (9-3) this summer at UFC on FOX 8.

The promotion announced the bout on Twitter (@TUFonFX) on Wednesday evening.

- More @UFCONFOX 8 madness. Matt Mitrione vs. @BrendanSchaub just added to the Seattle card! #TUF

UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Moraga is expected to take place on July 27, 2013 at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The event will see flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson defend his title versus top contender John Moraga.

Mitrione staved off release from the UFC after back-to-back losses by knocking out Brit fighter Phil De Fries earlier this month at UFC on FUEL TV 9 in Sweden. The losses, a TKO defeat at the TUF 16 Finale versus Roy Nelson, and a decision to Cheick Kongo at UFC 137, were the first two of his career.

Schaub is on a similar run having gone 1-2 in his last three matches. ‘The Hybrid’ played it safe in his last fight, using takedowns versus heavy handed fighter Lavar Johnson at UFC 157 to pick up a decision. Prior to that Schaub suffered knockouts at the hands of Ben Rothwell at UFC 145 and versus Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 134.

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Light Heavyweights Tyrone Spong, Angel DeAnda Booked for WSOF 3 Co-Headliner

Tyrone Spong and Angel DeAnda will lock horns in a light heavyweight co-main event at WSOF 3.
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John Makdessi vs. Edson Barboza booked for UFC 162 on July 6 in Las Vegas

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Flashy lightweight striker Edson Barboza is back in action this summer as he locks horns with venerable Canadian prospect John Makdessi at the upcoming UFC 162 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Sat., July 6, 2013, at the MGM Grand Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC officials brought word of the pending battle earlier today.

Barboza (11-1) saw his rise to superstardom halted by grizzled veteran Jamie Varner at last year’s UFC 146 event over the Memorial Day Weekend; however, the Brazilian was able to right the ship and get back into the win column by obliterating Lucas Martins earlier this month at UFC on FX 7.

Slowly but sure he’s working his way back into the “mix.”

Standing in his way is Makdessi (11-2), who overcame back-to-back losses during his 2011 fight campaign to register consecutive wins over Sam Stout at UFC 154 and John Cruickshank at UFC 158, both in his native Canada. “The Bull” has yet to submit anyone in 15 professional fights.

I get the feeling that streak won’t be broken in “Sin City.”

UFC 162: “Silva vs. Weidman” is headlined by a middleweight championship contest as top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter and longtime 185-pound kingpin Anderson Silva puts his title on the line against undefeated “All American” Chris Weidman.

Former lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar is back at 145 pounds to challenge jiu-jitsu ace Charles Oliveira, while streaking featherweight contender Cub Swanson tries to bang it out with German kickboxer Dennis Siver.

For the latest UFC 162 news and notes check out our complete event archive right here. To check out the latest “Silva vs. Weidman” fight card and rumors click here.

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Dave Herman vs. Shane del Rosario booked for UFC 162 on July 6 in Las Vegas

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Dave Herman was waiting for a fight. Well, now he has one.

“Pee Wee” has been paired off against Shane del Rosario in what is likely a “loser leaves town” match up at the UFC 162 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Sat., July 6, 2013, at the MGM Grand Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC officials brought word of the pending battle earlier today.

Herman (21-5) is in a do-or-die situation after returning from rehab, a stint that was required by UFC after he failed his UFC 153 drug test for marijuana (details here). In addition to having lost three straight fights, it was the second time in his ZUFFA career that he’s been popped for weed.

His performance — as well as his urine sample — both need to come up aces in “Sin City.”

Del Rosario (11-2) has only lost twice in his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career. Unfortunately, they were both inside the Octagon. After he was put down by Stipe Miocic at UFC 146, his promotion debut, Pat Barry blew him away in the second round of their bangfest at last year’s Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 16 finale.

It’s win or go home (for good).

UFC 162: “Silva vs. Weidman” is headlined by a middleweight championship contest as top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter and longtime 185-pound kingpin Anderson Silva puts his title on the line against undefeated “All American” Chris Weidman.

Former lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar is back at 145 pounds to challenge jiu-jitsu ace Charles Oliveira, while streaking featherweight contender Cub Swanson tries to bang it out with German kickboxer Dennis Siver.

For the latest UFC 162 news and notes check out our complete event archive right here. To check out the latest “Silva vs. Weidman” fight card and rumors click here.

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Bibiano Fernandes-Koetsu Okazaki Booked for One FC 9

Dream bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes will meet Koetsu Okazaki with the One Fighting Championship interim 135-pound title on the line at One FC 9 “Rise to Power” on May 31 in Manila, Philippines.
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