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Report: Tyron Woodley Vs. Kamaru Usman Set For UFC 235

Sorry, Colby Covington. Kamaru Usman will be the next man to face Tyron Woodley for the welterweight strap at UFC 235 in March.

UFC 235 may have just gained a second title fight. The card, set for March 2nd in Las Vegas, recently gained a light heavyweight title scrap between Jon Jones and Anthony Smith (pending NSAC approval). Now, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reports the event will also feature a welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Karamu Usman.

”Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman is a done deal for UFC 235 on 3/2, sources say,” Helwani wrote on Twitter. “If all goes according to plan the fight will serve as co-main for Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith. However, unlike Woodley-Usman, Jones-Smith isn’t signed yet. Jones has to get his license on 1/29 first.”

Helwani also explained why Woodley is fighting Kamaru Usman rather than Colby Covington, who was originally expected to fight for the 170 pound strap first.

”In the end, while Colby Covington was ready to go for 235, UFC chose to go with Usman because his stock rose mightily in their eyes after the RDA win + his subsequent willingness to fight anyone on short notice in January despite being injured,” Ariel tweeted. “Covington held out and it cost him.”

Earlier in the week, Kamaru and Woodley went back and forth on social media about whether or not they’d actually be fighting. Looks like “Marty from Nebraska” was telling the truth: he is indeed next for “T-Wood.”

This turns UFC 235 into quite the card, should all these fights stay together. Take a peek at how the UFC’s big March 2nd card is looking:

Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith (for light heavyweight championship)
Tyron Woodley vs. Kamaru Usman (for welterweight championship)
Robbie Lawler vs. Ben Askren
Holly Holm vs. Aspen Ladd
Jeremy Stephens vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov
Diego Sanchez vs. Mickey Gall
Ovince Saint Preux vs. Misha Cirkunov
Tecia Torres vs. Weili Zhang

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Report: Gregor Gillespie-Yancy Medeiros Matchup Added to UFC Brooklyn

The undefeated Gregor Gillespie gets his next test in a bout all but guaranteed to result in fireworks against Yancy Medeiros this January.
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Report: Gregor Gillespie-Yancy Medeiros Matchup Added to UFC Brooklyn

The undefeated Gregor Gillespie gets his next test in a bout all but guaranteed to result in fireworks against Yancy Medeiros this January.
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Report: Gregor Gillespie-Yancy Medeiros Matchup Added to UFC Brooklyn

The undefeated Gregor Gillespie gets his next test in a bout all but guaranteed to result in fireworks against Yancy Medeiros this January.
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Report: Nelson Vs Cro Cop Rebooked For Bellator 217

Let’s try this again.

Former PRIDE FC and UFC heavyweight striking sensation, Mirko Filipovic, has once again been slotted to rematch fellow Octagon export Roy Nelson, this time at the Bellator 217 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Feb. 16 at Mohegan Sun.

That’s according to a report from ESPN.

The pair were first scheduled to throw hands for Scott Coker and Co. at Bellator 200 last May in London; however, “Cro Cop” (37-11-2, 1 NC) suffered a late knee injury and was pulled from the card. Conveniently, the 44 year-old Filipovic was well enough to compete for RIZIN just a few months later, where he steamrolled Roque Martinez in less than a round.

As for Nelson (23-16), he would return to the Bellator cage against Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov, but would lose both contests, the latter by knockout. The 42 year-old “Big Country” has not won back-to-back fights in nearly six years.

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Report: Golden Boy MMA ‘Liddell vs. Ortiz 3’ Estimated at 40,000 Pay-Per-View Buys

While the trilogy fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz on Nov. 24 certainly had people talking, it wasn’t necessarily something that people paid to see.
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Report: Golden Boy MMA ‘Liddell vs. Ortiz 3’ Estimated at 40,000 Pay-Per-View Buys

While the trilogy fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz on Nov. 24 certainly had people talking, it wasn’t necessarily something that people paid to see.
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Report: Golden Boy MMA ‘Liddell vs. Ortiz 3’ Estimated at 40,000 Pay-Per-View Buys

While the trilogy fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz on Nov. 24 certainly had people talking, it wasn’t necessarily something that people paid to see.
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Report: Golden Boy MMA ‘Liddell vs. Ortiz 3’ Estimated at 40,000 Pay-Per-View Buys

While the trilogy fight between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz on Nov. 24 certainly had people talking, it wasn’t necessarily something that people paid to see.
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Report: Raphael Assuncao, Marlon Moraes to Rematch at UFC Fight Night 144

It appears Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes are going to run it back in a five-rounder to headline an Ultimate Fighting Championship event in Brazil this coming February.
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