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Video: UFC Fight Night 81 promo released for ‘Dillashaw vs. Cruz’ on Jan. 17 in Boston

After taking a weekend off, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be at it again as it presents UFC Fight Night 81 live from inside the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts on Jan. 17, 2016.

The Fox Sports 1-televised event will be headlined by a much-anticipated bantamweight title fight, as division champion T.J. Dillashaw takes on former champ, Dominick Cruz.

And there is no love lost between these two, as both men have been taking verbal jabs at one another for the better part of 2015 (see examples here and here).

Pretty soon, it will be put up or shut up for the scrappy fighters.

Also on the card, former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis takes on former Bellator 155-pound king, Eddie Alvarez, in the co-main event of the evening. And, in heavyweight action, Travis Browne takes on Matt Mitrione in what is sure to be a hard-hitting affair.

Expect much more from the promotion as it relates to UFC Fight Night 81, until then, get up to speed with the event by clicking here.

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Ronda Rousey to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ on Jan. 23

UFC bantamweight Ronda Rousey remains in high demand as a crossover star.
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UFC 195: Kelvin Gastelum vs Kyle Noke booked for Jan. 2 in Las Vegas

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is adding some welterweight flavor to its upcoming UFC 195 pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which takes place on Jan. 2, 2016, inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Kelvin Gastelum vs. Kyle Noke.

Gastelum (11-2) is looking to rebound from a close split-decision loss to Neil Magny at the UFC Fight Night 78 card just last month. After starting his career a perfect 10-0, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 champ is now just 1-2 over his last three.

Noke (22-7-1), meanwhile, is riding a two-fight winning streak after coming up short against Patrick Cote in 2014. Following his split-decision win over Jonavin Webb in Australia, “KO” beat the brakes off Peter Sobotta at UFC 193 “Down Under.”

UFC 195 will feature the welterweight title bout between reigning champion Robbie Lawler and former interim titleholder Carlos Condit. Elsewhere on the card, Andrei Arlovski and Stipe Miocic bang it out for a spot in the crowded heavyweight title hunt.

See the latest UFC 195 fight card and rumors here.

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Invicta 15: Cris Cyborg vs Daria Ibragimova, Angela Hill vs Jodie Esquibel official for Jan. 16

Invicta Fighting Championships returns to UFC Fight Pass digital network for Invicta FC 15, which takes place on Sat., Jan. 16, 2015 inside The Hangar at OC Fair in Costa Mesa, California.

That’s where reigning Invicta FC Featherweight Champion Cristiane Justino will headline – at featherweight — against Russian-born grappler Daria Ibragimova. “Cyborg” will be putting her 145-pound strap on the line since her Ronda Rousey “super fight” is no longer that super.

Blame Holly Holm.

Elsewhere on the card, UFC strawweight import Angela “Overkill” Hill makes her promotional debut against 5-1 striker and former atomweight Jodie Esquibel, while Livia Renta Souza puts her 115-pound title up for grabs opposite DeAnna Bennett.

Here’s the current Invicta 15 fight card and line up:

145 lbs.: Cristiane Justino (14-1-1) vs. Daria Ibragimova (9-1)
115 lbs.: Livia Renta Souza (8-0) vs. DeAnna Bennett (8-0)
105 lbs.: Amber Brown (5-1) vs. Lisa Ellis (15-10)
115 lbs.: Angela Hill (2-2) vs. Jodie Esquibel (5-1)

Additional bouts for Invicta FC 15 will be announced in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned.

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UFC 195 Update: Joe Soto Replaces Russell Doane, Meets Michinori Tanaka on Jan. 2

Only days after being revealed, a bantamweight bout between Russell Doane and Michinori Tanaka has been removed from the UFC 195 fight card.
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UFC 195 Update: Joe Soto Replaces Russell Doane, Meets Michinori Tanaka on Jan. 2

Only days after being revealed, a bantamweight bout between Russell Doane and Michinori Tanaka has been removed from the UFC 195 fight card.
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UFC 195 Update: Joe Soto Replaces Russell Doane, Meets Michinori Tanaka on Jan. 2

Only days after being revealed, a bantamweight bout between Russell Doane and Michinori Tanaka has been removed from the UFC 195 fight card.
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UFC 195 Update: Joe Soto Replaces Russell Doane, Meets Michinori Tanaka on Jan. 2

Only days after being revealed, a bantamweight bout between Russell Doane and Michinori Tanaka has been removed from the UFC 195 fight card.
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No surgery required for Robbie Lawler, who could be ready for UFC 195 on Jan. 2

Robbie Lawler’s hand injury won’t keep him on the sidelines for as long as feared.

In fact, the UFC’s welterweight champion might be able to defend his title against Carlos Condit by the very beginning of 2015.

According to a report on UFC Tonight on Wednesday, his manager Dave Martin said the injury isn’t serious, and will not require surgery. At most, the injury — which is a thumb injury on his right hand — will keep him sidelined a month, which would have made fighting on the UFC 193 stadium card in Melbourne, Australia difficult.

Martin also said that he could be ready for UFC 195 on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas should the UFC need a headliner. Which, at this point, it looks like it does.

Lawler, who trains out of American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida, was originally booked to face Condit as the headliner for the Nov. 15 pay-per-view at Etihad Stadium. Once he pulled out of the fight with an injury, women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was moved from UFC 195 to UFC 193. She’ll now headline the Melbourne card against Holly Holm, in an event that is aiming to break the UFC’s attendance record with more than 70,000 people.

UFC 195, which takes place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, will feature women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

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Ronda Rousey to Defend Bantamweight Title vs. Holly Holm at UFC 195 on Jan. 2

Ronda Rousey’s next title defense will come against an unexpected opponent when she faces former boxing world champion Holly Holm in the UFC 195 headliner on Jan. 2.
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