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Lineker, Cutelaba Out Of UFC on ESPN+ 1

Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) multi-million dollar venture with ESPN has hit its first speed bump.

According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, both John Lineker and Ion Cutelaba have both been forced out of their fights against Cory Sandhagen and Glover Teixeira, respectively, which were set to go down at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on January 19 in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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It truly is a tough blow for the event seeing as how it’s a little over a week away from fight night. Glover and Ion were set to kick off the main card on ESPN+ 1.

Now, the promotion will have to scramble to find two suitable foes for both Glover and Corey. Thankfully, nine days should be sufficient enough time to find a couple of combatants willing to take the opportunity to step up to the plate.

The event is set to be headlined by a Flyweight title fight as division champion Henry Cejudo takes on current Bantamweight champion, T.J. Dillashaw. In the co-main event, Greg Hardy will make his official UFC debut against Allen Crowder in Heavyweight action.

To see who else is fighting at UFC on ESPN+ 1: “Cejudo vs Dillashaw” click here.

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UFC 205er Ion Cutelaba Takes 6-Month Ban After Positive USADA Test

Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight Ion Cutelaba has accepted a U.S. Anti-Doping Association suspension that will put him on the sidelines for no less than six months.
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UFC 205er Ion Cutelaba Takes 6-Month Ban After Positive USADA Test

Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight Ion Cutelaba has accepted a U.S. Anti-Doping Association suspension that will put him on the sidelines for no less than six months.
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UFC 205er Ion Cutelaba Takes 6-Month Ban After Positive USADA Test

Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight Ion Cutelaba has accepted a U.S. Anti-Doping Association suspension that will put him on the sidelines for no less than six months.
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UFC 205er Ion Cutelaba Takes 6-Month Ban After Positive USADA Test

Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight Ion Cutelaba has accepted a U.S. Anti-Doping Association suspension that will put him on the sidelines for no less than six months.
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UFC 205er Ion Cutelaba Takes 6-Month Ban After Positive USADA Test

Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight Ion Cutelaba has accepted a U.S. Anti-Doping Association suspension that will put him on the sidelines for no less than six months.
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UFC Fight Night 110 results from last night: Ion Cutelaba vs Henrique da Silva fight recap

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight sluggers Ion Cutelaba and Henrique da Silva brawled last night (June 10, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 110 inside Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.

Cutelaba entered this bout as a serious fighter to watch, one of his division’s better prospects. The young wrestler packed some considerable power and aggression into his game, and he even got up in his foe’s grill during the introductions! This was a very important battle for da Silva. The Brazilian “Frankenstein” came up big with a pair of finishes in his opening UFC fights, but he’s also lost his previous two. To remain a prospect, da Silva had to find a way to earn the victory.

Cutelaba went after his opponent immediately. He cracked da Silva clean with a huge right hand that stunned the Brazilian, following up with a series of blows in the clinch. A left hand sent da Silva to the mat, and the Combat Sambo specialist followed him there.

From top position, Cutelaba postured quickly and dropped hard shots. Da Silva had his whits about him — somewhat — and attempted an arm bar, but the Russian simply kept dropping punches on him. Rather than adjust to defend himself, Cutelaba hung onto the arm and ate shots until he slipped into unconsciousness.

The whole thing took less than one minute!

There’s not much to analyze here, but Cutelaba fought perfectly. He was quick and accurate early on his feet, finding a home for his massive right hand early. Once he landed, “The Hulk” swarmed, rocking his opponent worse and sending him to the mat.

Once Cutelaba gained top position, he unleashed some ferocious ground strikes and sealed the deal. It was a perfect display of killer instinct, as he brutalized a wounded foe without getting overzealous.

At 23 years old, Cutelaba is one of his division’s best prospects. He shouldn’t be thrown in the deep end just yet, but a battle with someone like Ilir Latifi would make sense. As for da Silva, this is a very disappointing result for the scrappy Brazilian. “Frankenstein” is comfortable in brawls and has always shown a solid chin; he just got demolished early.

It happens.

Having lost three straight, there’s a chance this is da Silva’s last appearance in the Octagon for the time being. That said, he should be able to stick around, as the 205-pound division needs as many faces as it can find.

Last night, Ion Cutelaba absolutely ran through his opponent. Who should “The Hulk” face next?

For complete UFC Fight Night 110: “Lewis vs Hunt” results and play-by-play, click HERE!

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Ion Cutelaba knocks out Henrique da Silva in 22 seconds

Ion Cutelaba made a brief appearance at UFC Fight Night 110.

Cutelaba only needed 22 seconds to knock out Henrique da Silva on Saturday night.

Watch the entire fight below.

Cutelaba won for the third time in his past five fights to improve to 13-3 with one no-contest. da Silva fell to 12-3 overall, suffering his third straight loss.

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TUF 24 bonuses: Jared Cannonier and Ion Cutelaba take Fight of the Night award

After throwing bombs at each other for 15 minutes, Jared Cannonier and Ion Cutelaba are taking home $ 50,000 each.

Out of all the wild fights at Saturday’s The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale in Las Vegas, Cannonier vs. Cutelaba came out on top, taking the Fight of the Night awards. Cannonier looked to be in trouble early in the fight, as Cutelaba placed high pressure, dropping Cannonier in the first round. From then on, Cannonier gained strength and came back to win in exciting fashion.

With this win, Cannonier is now on a two-fight winning streak and 2-1 in the UFC, while Cutelaba now falls to 1-2 in the promotion.

In the Performance of the Night bonuses, Sara McMann and Anthony Smith earned $ 50,000 for stopping their respective opponents.

McMann put on an impressive performance, becoming the first person to submit Alexis Davis in an MMA bout. McMann stopped the jiu-jitsu black belt with an arm-triangle choke in the second round. She’s now on a two-fight winning streak.

Like McMann, Smith also ended his fight in the second round, but in a different manner. The 28-year-old middleweight earned a brutal technical knockout over Elvis Mutapcic, improving his professional record to 26–12.

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TUF 24 bonuses: Jared Cannonier and Ion Cutelaba take Fight of the Night award

After throwing bombs at each other for 15 minutes, Jared Cannonier and Ion Cutelaba are taking home $ 50,000 each.

Out of all the wild fights at Saturday’s The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale in Las Vegas, Cannonier vs. Cutelaba came out on top, taking the Fight of the Night awards. Cannonier looked to be in trouble early in the fight, as Cutelaba placed high pressure, dropping Cannonier in the first round. From then on, Cannonier gained strength and came back to win in exciting fashion.

With this win, Cannonier is now on a two-fight winning streak and 2-1 in the UFC, while Cutelaba now falls to 1-2 in the promotion.

In the Performance of the Night bonuses, Sara McMann and Anthony Smith earned $ 50,000 for stopping their respective opponents.

McMann put on an impressive performance, becoming the first person to submit Alexis Davis in an MMA bout. McMann stopped the jiu-jitsu black belt with an arm-triangle choke in the second round. She’s now on a two-fight winning streak.

Like McMann, Smith also ended his fight in the second round, but in a different manner. The 28-year-old middleweight earned a brutal technical knockout over Elvis Mutapcic, improving his professional record to 26–12.

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