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Neil Magny vs. Alex Oliveira, Three Other Bouts Confirmed for UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo

A welterweight clash pitting Neil Magny against Alex Oliveira was among several bouts announced for UFC Fight Night 137 in Sao Paulo on Sept. 22.
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Referee Marc Goddard Refuses to Take Crap Over Alvarez/Poirier Fight

Dustin Poirier defeated Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC on FOX 30 last night, and the rematch was as hotly contested – and controversial – as their first tangle. The ending came courtesy of a Poirier flurry of strikes, which came after a referee stand-up that saw Alvarez in mount, dropping an illegal elbow, and referee Marc Goddard saying, “Nope! Not on my watch!”

No matter how you slice this pie, Poirier would likely not have won the way he did (if at all) if not for that standup.

However, that standup would never have occurred if Alvarez had never dropped that 12-to-6 elbow, so…

Alvarez’s buddy Kamaru Usman took to Twitter to put Goddard on blast:

And so of course Goddard fired back.

And here’s Usman backtracking.

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‘Shoe Face’ Draws Theodorou At UFC Fight Night 137

Streaking middleweight contender Antonio Carlos Junior will look to win his sixth straight when he takes on Canadian grinder Elias Theodorou at UFC Fight Night 137 on Sept. 22 from inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, according to MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz who confirmed an initial report by Combate.

Remember, Carlos Junior was expected to fight middleweight knockout artist Derek Brunson at UFC 227 on Aug. 4 from Los Angeles before an eye injury knocked Brunson out of competition.

Carlos Junior, 28, has quickly turned into one of the most dangerous submission specialists in UFC today. During his current five-fight win streak, which includes a recent victory over veteran Tim Boetsch back in April, “Shoe Face” has recorded four submissions. His hands have developed nicely behind some natural punching power, but Carlos Junior will be out to prove yet again at UFC Sao Paulo that he’s the best grappler at 185 pounds.

Theodorou, 30, is coming off back-to-back wins over Trevor Smith and Dan Kelly, who is the last fighter to defeat Carlos Junior inside of the Octagon. While “Spartan” hasn’t finished many of his UFC wins he remains a dangerous out for anyone in the middleweight division. Throughout nine UFC appearances, Theodorou has utilized a strong wrestling game and trusted motor to walk away with seven wins.

UFC Fight Night 137 currently has no main event in place, but will feature a welterweight clash between Neil Magny and Brazilian finisher Alex Oliveira, as well as the anticipated return of light heavyweight veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

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Mike Brown: UFC is ‘Devaluing’ Interim Belts With Latest Welterweight Title Fight Announcement

Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight contender and renowned trash talker Colby Covington defeated Rafael dos Anjos last month to claim the interim welterweight belt and a presumptive shot at current champion Tyrone Woodley to unify the belts later in the year.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls for Conor McGregor Fight Following Plea Deal

News of Conor McGregor’s plea deal on Thursday makes him eligible to fight again, and also without travel restrictions. That news was not lost on McGregor’s lightweight rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov, who promptly called for a title fight against the former divisional champion.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls for Conor McGregor Fight Following Plea Deal

News of Conor McGregor’s plea deal on Thursday makes him eligible to fight again, and also without travel restrictions. That news was not lost on McGregor’s lightweight rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov, who promptly called for a title fight against the former divisional champion.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls for Conor McGregor Fight Following Plea Deal

News of Conor McGregor’s plea deal on Thursday makes him eligible to fight again, and also without travel restrictions. That news was not lost on McGregor’s lightweight rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov, who promptly called for a title fight against the former divisional champion.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls for Conor McGregor Fight Following Plea Deal

News of Conor McGregor’s plea deal on Thursday makes him eligible to fight again, and also without travel restrictions. That news was not lost on McGregor’s lightweight rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov, who promptly called for a title fight against the former divisional champion.
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Free Fight! Watch Alvarez Wreck Dos Anjos, Capture Crown

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, is slowly marching his way back to the 155-pound title, currently held by undefeated kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The next step in his quest to reclaim gold is what may be a title eliminator bout against streaking contender Dustin Poirier, a rematch that takes place in the UFC on FOX 30 main event this Saturday night (July 28, 2018) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Before we get to this weekend’s grudge match, the promotion wants to show you, the fickle fight fan, what kind of damage “The Underground King” can inflict when he’s in the zone. The best example of said carnage, at least in recent years, is his title-winning performance against then-champion Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night 90 in summer 2016.

Alvarez (29-5, 1 NC) would cough up his crown to Conor McGregor in his very first title defense, then battle to a controversial No Contest against “The Diamond” at UFC 211 in May 2017. After a recent technical knockout win over Justin Gaethje, the former Bellator champ finds himself back in the Octagon with Poirier.

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UFC Fight Night Lincoln Gets James Krause-Warlley Alves Welterweight Matchup

A welterweight showdown pitting James Krause against Warlley Alves will be the 13th addition to the UFC Fight Night 135 lineup.
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