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Dana White: Michael Bisping ‘probably’ gets shot at Anderson Silva with a win


LAS VEGAS — Michael Bisping’s long-awaited UFC middleweight title shot just might be in reach.

At Saturday night’s TUF 16 Finale postfight news conference, UFC president Dana White indicated that if the British veteran wins his next fight, he’s likely to get the next shot at Anderson Silva’s crown.

“If Bisping wins, Bisping will probably will get that next shot. If not, we’ll see what happens.”

Of course, there’s still a formidable hurdle in the “Ultimate Fighter 3″ champion’s path, as he’ll meet former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort in the main event at UFC on FX 7 on Jan. 19 in Brazil.

But if Bisping does defeat Belfort, that would mark six wins in Bisping’s past seven fights. And with Chris Weidman on the shelf for the foreseeable future, the path to a potential title shot finally seems to have cleared for Bisping (23-4) to get his long-awaited crack at the gold.

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Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal Gets an Opponent for Bellator Debut and It’s Some Guy

(Yeah, we’re not really stoked for this one either, Mo.)

Not too long ago, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal signed a — I guess you’d call it groundbreaking — deal with both Bellator and TNA Wrestling after being released from Strikeforce following a positive test for steroids and an epic Twitter meltdown, a decision he is probably patting himself on the back for in light of recent events. Ever since, we have been quietly waiting to see which one of Bellator’s remaining light heavyweights Mo would square off against first, whether it was…what’s his face, or, uhh…*snaps fingers*…uh…God, I know this…

…Turns out, Bellator is going the Josh Barnett route for King Mo’s big debut, bringing in a complete outsider named *checks glasses* Przemyslaw Mysiala to conveniently get squashed just before confetti falls from the ceiling and Mo is declared the next challenger to whomever emerges victorious from the Christian M’Pumbu/Attila Veigh fight. And you better believe that some form of energy drink will be used to hose bitches down at some point in this ceremony, because it sooo will.

To be fair, Mysiala holds a decent 16-7 record to his credit, so counting him out right from the start seems a bit foolish. On the other hand, he is just 2-2 in his past 4 fights and suffered both those losses by (T)KO, and if Mo is good at one thing, it’s the TKO. I’m not sure where Bellator’s matchmaking department finds these people, but we’ll give them credit for keeping things underground and not selling out to those conformist corporate pigs *puts on skinny jeans and cranks up A-track player*.

The fight is scheduled for Bellator 86 on January 24th, which goes down in Thackerville, Oklahoma and will also feature Ben Askren vs. Karl Amoussou for the promotion’s welterweight title. It will be Bellator’s second event of season eight and will be broadcast live on SpikeTV.

King Mo has not fought since his win over Lorenz Larkin at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine (Author’s note: Man, never gets any easier writing that.) was overturned to a no contest, but can any of you even picture the sick, twisted future in which Mo does not win this?

I hear if Mo takes a header in the locker room on fight night, the bookies will pay you out. Just sayin’.

-J. Jones


MFC 36 Gets Jay Silva-Jacen Flynn, Jason Zentgraf-Luke Harris Middleweight Bouts

Two new middleweight confrontations are now official for MFC 36, as UFC veteran Jay Silva squares off with Jacen Flynn while Jason Zentgraf meets Luke Harris.
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DREAM 18 New Year’s Eve show gets Aoki vs. McKee, Fernandes vs. Maeda, Manhoef vs. Kang


Japan’s annual New Year’s Eve combat sports spectacular added three MMA fights to its docket of action with official confirmation from DREAM and Golden Glory officials on Friday.

The show, with the messy title of “GSI presents DREAM 18 and GLORY 4 Tokyo – New Year’s Eve Special,” will take place from the Saitama Super Arena.

The trio of fights include DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki against veteran Antonio McKee, ONE FC star Bibiano Fernandes vs. Yoshiro Maeda, and noted striker Melvin Manhoef battling Denis Kang.

The Aoki-McKee fight was actually supposed to take place in the spring of 2011 before it fell apart. Aoki (31-6, 1 no contest) has won eight of his last nine, most recently defeating Arnaud Lepont via triangle submission. The 42-year-old McKee (28-4-2) has won three straight, topping Chad Dietmeyer on the judges scorecards in March.

Fernandes (12-3) made headlines earlier in 2012 when he spurned a UFC offer to sign with ONE FC. He’s currently riding a four-fight win streak after defeating Gustavo Falciroli in his ONE FC debut. The promotion is loaning him out to DREAM as part of a recently announced partnership.

His opponent Maeda, a WEC and DREAM veteran, is 30-11-2 all-time, and comes in with a two-fight win streak.

Manhoef is currently enjoying his first multi-fight win streak since 2008 after defeating Jae Young Kim and Ryo Kawamura in back-to-back fights to improve to 26-9-1 while Kang recently snapped a three-fight losing streak with a knockout of Hae Suk Son.

The DREAM/GLORY show will also include a one-night, 16-man single elimination kickboxing tournament which will feature some of the sport’s biggest names including Semmy Schilt,, Remy Bonjasky, Gokhan Saki, Daniel Ghita and former Strikeforce fighter Sergei Kharitonov. The winner will earn a $ 400,000 prize.

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Michael Kuiper Gets New Opponent For UFC on FX 7, Caio Magalhaes Steps In For Injured Thiago Perpetuo

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Dutch middleweight Michael Kuiper (12-1) has a new opponent for his upcoming bout in Brazil next month after his original opponent, TUF: Brazil alum Thiago ‘Bodão’ Perpétuo (9-1-1), was forced out with an injury.

Meeting Kuiper at the upcoming UFC on FX 7 event will be another Brazilian fighter in Caio ‘Hellboy’ Magalhaes (5-1).

News of the change was announced by UFC officials on Saturday (Dec. 1, 2012).

UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Bisping is expected to take place on January 19, 2012 at the Ibirapuera Arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil. There are already twelve matches named to the show including headlining middleweights Vitor Belfort and Michael Bisping.

Magalhaes debuted in the Octagon this past June against fellow newcomer Buddy Roberts at UFC on FX 3 in Florida. ‘Hellboy’ would see his five fight undefeated streak end, losing by unanimous decision against Roberts who was the faster fighter that night. Magalhaes earned his last victory in December 2011 with a split decision win at a Shooto – Brazil event.

Kuiper will make his third straight appearance with the UFC, having finished opponent Jared Hamman this past August via second round TKO at UFC 150, and by losing a decision to Rafael Natal at UFC 143 in the Dutch fighters Octagon debut. That loss was the first of Kuiper’s career following eleven straight wins, all but one of which came via (T)KO or submission.


Booking Roundup: Lorenz Larkin Gets a New Opponent for Strikeforce: Champions, Matt Riddle to Battle Another Butter-Toothed Brit

(Ladies, you are not prepared to deal with Matt’s “O-face.” You just aren’t.) 

Matt Riddle is on the fast track to replacing Michael Phelps as the most motivated stoner on the planet Earth, you guys. After fighting just once in 2011, Riddle put together a 3-1 record in 2012 (well, 2-1 and 1 NC if you’ve ever sucked dick for weed before) and already has his first fight for 2013 lined up. The man with one of the sunniest dispositions in the sport will be taking on butter-toothed Brit Che “Beautiful” Mills at UFC on FUEL 7, which goes down from the Wembley Arena in London, England on February 16th.

On the heels of a disappointing victory via injury over Duane Ludwig at UFC on FUEL 5, Mills will be looking to extend his octagon record to 3-1 with a victory over Riddle, who is fresh off a unanimous decision victory over John Maguire at UFC 154. Although Riddle has developed for putting on exciting brawls in his last few performances, he might want to avoid these kind of shenanigans against a power striker like Mills, who proved to Rick Flair-impersonator Chris Cope that he is not a fan of theatrics in his UFC debut.

And if you guys still give a shit about Strikeforce matchups, you’ll be happy to know that two-time almost title challenger Lorenz Larkin has been booked against a replacement opponent for the final Strikeforce card now that champion Luke Rockhold has bowed out again due to injury. Ironically, “Monsoon” will now meet the man who Rockhold took the title from, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, who is on the heels of a quick knockout over Derek Brunson at Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman.

Of course, we’re not really sure what they’re fighting for now that Michael Bisping has declared himself to be the “unofficial” Strikeforce middleweight champion. By that logic, Dan Henderson is…God?

-J. Jones


UFC on FOX 5 fight card gets new line up with Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub off


Lavar Johnson suffering an injury not only forced Brendan Schaub off the scheduled UFC on Fox 5: “Henderson vs. Diaz” card on Sat., Dec. 8, 2012, at the KeyArena in Seattle, Washington, it also forced a reshuffling of the line-up come fight night.

MMAFighting.com brings word that the Henry Martinez vs. Daron Cruickshank bout will now air live on FX alongside five other bouts.

The complete line-up is as follows:

Main Event:

155 lbs.: UFC Lightweight Champion Ben Henderson vs. Nate Diaz

FOX Main Card (8 p.m. ET):

205 lbs.: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Mauricio Rua
170 lbs.: Rory MacDonald vs. B.J. Penn
170 lbs.: Mike Swick vs. Matt Brown

FX Channel Preliminary Card (5 p.m. ET):

155 lbs.: Michael Chiesa vs. Marcus LeVesseur
135 lbs.: Raphael Assuncao vs. Mike Easton
145 lbs.: Nam Phan vs. Dennis Siver
155 lbs.: Ramsey Nijem vs. Joe Proctor
155 lbs.: Jeremy Stephens vs. Yves Edwards
155 lbs.: Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez

Facebook Preliminary Card (3:30 p.m. ET):

135 lbs.: Scott Jorgensen vs. John Albert
155 lbs.: Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo

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UFC on Fox 6 Gets Pascal Krauss-Mike Stumpf Welterweight Bout

The first UFC on Fox card of 2013 is nearing competition.
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Anthony Perosh Gets Big Toe Damn Near Ripped Off, Will Miss UFC on FX 6 Fight With Joey Beltran [GROSS]

(Censored version via LarryBrownSports)

After suffering a gruesome injury to his big toe in training, UFC light-heavyweight Anthony Perosh will not be making his scheduled date with Joey Beltran at UFC on FX 6 (December 15th; Queensland, Australia). The news was first reported by Australian journalist Adam Ireland, who tweeted this horrible, uncensored look at the toe-break with the following explanation:

Anthony had surgery a few days ago. No replacement named by the @ufc yet…The injury happened when Anthony attempted a routine takedown and his toe got stuck in/between 2 mats…Got off the phone to an understandably upset Anthony half an hour ago fellas – surgery, pins, the works…@AnthonyPerosh will revisit the surgeon tomorrow with an aim to be training again in 4-6 weeks.

Perosh, who is coming off a brutal seven-second knockout loss to Ryan Jimmo, now joins Neil Melanson and Miguel Torres’s homeboy in the Jacked-Up Toe Hall of Fame. Beltran has lost his last three fights in the UFC, but won a Fight of the Night award in his most recent decision loss to James Te-Huna at UFC on Fuel: Munoz vs. Weidman. We’ll let you know if the Mexecutioner gets a new dance partner for the 12/15 card.

After the jump: Our brave attempt to turn Anthony Perosh’s disgusting broken toe into an inspirational Internet meme.


Bellator 83 in Atlantic City Gets Martinez-Shamhalaev Featherweight Tournament Final

Bellator Fighting Championships’ Season 7 featherweight tournament will come to a close Dec. 7 when finalists Rad Martinez and Shahbulat Shamhalaev square off at Bellator 83.
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