Super heavyweight Wagner da Conceicao Martins, better known as Wagner “Zuluzinho,” will return to action for the first time in nearly eight years when he faces “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3” competitor Job Kleber Melo at an Imortal FC event on June 2.
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Three Brazilians will have to look for a new contract in 2015.
Camoes (14-9-1) earned a second chance in the UFC after winning back-to-back fights in 2011, but lost all but one since returning to the Octagon. Following a first-round submission win over Tommy Hayden, Morango went 0-3 against Melvin Guillard, Jim Miller and Tony Martin.
After battling consecutive injuries, Inocente (6-4) finally made his UFC debut in July of 2014, but lasted only 3:30 against Derrick Lewis. Four months later, the Brazilian cut down to light heavyweight, but tapped to a rear-naked choke against Anthony Perosh.
Silva (3-2) entered the UFC after competing at TUF: Brazil 3, losing to season winner Warlley Alves in the semifinals. At the TUF Finale show, “Wagnao” lost to fellow semifinalist Ricardo Abreu by submission and also was submitted by Colby Covington six months later.
Wagner Prado and Phil Davis first met at UFC on Fox 4: “Shogun vs. Vera” back on Aug. 4 in Los Angeles, California, a highly unsatisfying light heavyweight bout that ended after just 88 seconds when the former was poked in the eye by the latter.
The bout was declared a no contest and an immediate rematch set. That rematch took place on tonight’s (Sat., Oct. 13, 2012) UFC 153: “Silva vs. Bonnar” main card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The eye poke issue went out the window early when “Mr. Wonderful” got back to his wrestling roots, grabbing Prado up and dumping on his ass like a bully on the playground. There were some uncalled fouls in the opening frame, including a punch to the back of the head from Davis that had the crowd screaming “hey ref, fuck you” and Prado grabbing the fence with no regard for the unified rules.
No points were taken. Hell, they didn’t even issue warnings.
The second stanza wasn’t all that different than the first. Davis dominated with wrestling, grappling and positional control until he was able to lock on a fight ending Anaconda choke submission.
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Wagner Prado will get his rematch against Phil Davis after getting eye poked in their first fight. Their first match took place at UFC on Fox 4, and Phil accidentally caught Wagner in the eye with a poke when he threw a jab. Now with the recent fallout of the Vitor Belfort and Alan Belcher …
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Vitor Belfort’s removal from UFC 153 proved to be a blessing in disguise for Alan Belcher.
Belcher, who was scheduled to meet Belfort on Oct. 13 in Rio de Janeiro before “The Phenom” was moved to UFC 152 to fight Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title, tweeted on Friday that he is battling an injury.
“Everyone is asking if I am mad at UFC, Jon Jones [and] Vitor Belfort,” he wrote, “answer is no. This is a blessing in disguise. I have a spinal fracture.”
Belcher added that he hopes to return to action by November, so the injury does not appear to be serious.
As a result, UFC officials announced on Friday that Phil Davis vs. Wagner Prado 2 has been moved to UFC 153. The light heavyweight pair fought to a no contest at UFC on FOX 4 earlier this month after Davis accidentally poked Prado in the eye in the first round.
As for Belcher, he tweeted that he would like to fight Chris Weidman “or another top 5″ in his return. The UFC has to announce who Belcher and Weidman will fight next.
Mr. Wonderful, Phil Davis returns to the Octagon vs. Wagner Prado at the upcoming UFC on Fox 4 event on Aug. 4 in Los Angeles, CA. Originally scheduled to be Davis vs. Chad Griggs, Griggs was forced to withdraw from the bout with an injury. The bout is set to take place on the prelim …
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The light heavyweight debut of former Strikeforce heavyweight Chad Griggs will have to wait after an injury to ‘The Grave Digger’ has forced him out of his upcoming UFC on FOX 4 bout.
Stepping in for Griggs will be undefeated prospect Wagner ‘Caldeirao’ Prado (8-0) who faces a tough challenge in his UFC debut when he meets Phil ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Davis (9-1) of the upcoming Los Angeles event.
News of the change was announced by MMAWeekly.com earlier on Wednesday after the website confirmed the news with Prado’s management team, AMR Group.
UFC on Fox 4 is expected to take place on August 4, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The bout between Davis and Prado is likely to appear on the main card of the FOX television broadcasted event.
Davis suffered the first loss of his career last January at the second FOX event, having suffered a unanimous decision defeat at the hands of Rashad Evans in a No. 1 contender bout. ‘Mr. Wonderful’ had won five straight in the Octagon, competing just once in 2011 defeating Antônio Rogério Nogueira by decision at UFN 24.
Prado signed with the UFC earlier this year and will now get a chance to show his stuff this August. ‘Caldeirao’ fought earlier this month at a Max Fight 13 event, earning a 20-second knockout of opponent Aldo Sultao. So far the Brazilian has seven finishes in eight wins, with all of those stoppages coming via (T)KO.