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Stevie Ray Returns At UFC: London!

Scottish fighter Stevie Ray has come to terms with the UFC and will return on March 17th in London.

After months of questions as to whether former Cage Warriors champ Stevie Ray would stay in the UFC or not, the UK fighter has been added to the UFC: London card on March 17th. Ray will step in for injured Rustam Khabilov to face Kajan Johnson at the O2 Arena.

Ray has been out of action since July of 2017 after fighting out his UFC contract with a loss over Paul Felder at UFC Glasgow. He went so far as declare his intention to retire if the UFC didn’t manage to put together a fight for him on the March card, and while it took a late replacement situation to do it, the UFC managed to get him on there.

“The goal was to get to the UFC. It took me like seven years – a lot of time and a lot of fights – to get there,” Ray told the MMA Hour back in December. “And if didn’t get signed after getting beaten by Paul Felder, who’s obviously on a tear now, I don’t know…that’s obviously just how we’re getting looked after now I suppose.”

“That’s the most annoying part about it. I don’t think I deserve to not get re-signed. I’ve won against some good guys, Ross Pearson and Joe Lauzon, I just got caught by Felder. It’s one of those things, it’s part of the fight game. I still have a lot left in me. There are a few guys I would love to get my hands on.”

Ray is 5-2 in the UFC while Kajan Johnson is 3-1 on a three fight win streak. Most people probably know Johnson for his fights with the UFC. The Canadian lightweight was removed from a UFC Athlete Retreat seminar after criticizing the Reebok uniform deal, and is currently leading Project Spearhead alongside Leslie Smith. He’ll have his hands full in the cage against Ray in what is a definite Fight of the Night contender.

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Fabricio Werdum vs Alexander Volkov headlines UFC Fight Night 127 in London

Nice to see some local flavor getting that shine.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight titleholder Fabricio Werdum has been tapped to headline the upcoming UFC Fight Night 127 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on UFC Fight Pass, taking place Sat., March 17, 2018 inside O2 Arena in London, England.

That’s where he’ll face streaking heavyweight bruiser Alexander Volkov.

Werdum (23-7-1) is trying to work his way back up to a heavyweight title fight since Stipe Miocic stripped him of the strap back in May 2016. Since then, “Vai Cavalo” has compiled a 3-1 record against ho-hum competition.

Let’s hope he leaves his boomerang at home.

Volkov (29-6) is the winner of five straight, including last September’s technical knockout win over Stefan Struve. Still just 29, “Drago” is 11 years younger than his Brazilian counterpart.

Three of his six losses came under the Bellator MMA banner.

UFC Fight Night 127, which was expected to feature the retirement fight of Michael Bisping, will also showcase the light heavyweight rematch between Jan Blachowicz and Jimi Manuwa, while Kajan Johnson and Rustam Khabilov collide in lightweight action.

Fun!

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Coach: UFC Offered Gunnar Nelson-Darren Till Bout as Headliner for London Card on March 17

A headliner for UFC Fight Night 127 appears to be in the works, but it doesn’t involve Michael Bisping.
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Coach: UFC Offered Gunnar Nelson-Darren Till Bout as Headliner for London Card on March 17

A headliner for UFC Fight Night 127 appears to be in the works, but it doesn’t involve Michael Bisping.
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Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, Jack Marshman to Clash at UFC Fight Night 127 in London

A welterweight bout pitting Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos against Jack Marshman has been added to the UFC Fight Night 127 lineup.
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Kajan Johnson-Rustam Khabilov Lightweight Bout Officially Added to UFC Fight Night 127 in London

UFC Fight Night 127 doesn’t have an official main event yet, but it does have a lightweight addition.
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Jimi Manuwa-Jan Blachowicz Rematch Set for UFC Fight Night 127 in London

A light heavyweight rematch pitting Jimi Manuwa against Jan Blachowicz has been booked for UFC Fight Night 127.
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Nasrat Haqparast-Alex Reyes Lightweight Contest Added to UFC Fight Night 127 in London

Nasrat Haqparast will take on Alex Reyes in a 155-pound contest scheduled for UFC Fight Night 127.
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Nasrat Haqparast-Alex Reyes Lightweight Contest Added to UFC Fight Night 127 in London

Nasrat Haqparast will take on Alex Reyes in a 155-pound contest scheduled for UFC Fight Night 127.
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Nasrat Haqparast-Alex Reyes Lightweight Contest Added to UFC Fight Night 127 in London

Nasrat Haqparast will take on Alex Reyes in a 155-pound contest scheduled for UFC Fight Night 127.
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