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November 2nd 2010

Swick vs Mitchell set for January 22nd

Mike Swick has an opponent for January 22nd. Multiple sources are reporting that Swick will be facing off with David Mitchell at the ‘UFC Fights for The Troops 2” event.The bout was first reported by MMA Weekly and sources close to the situation have since confirmed the clash to Fighters Only.Mitchell will be having his second fight for the UFC. His first...
November 1st 2010

Mitrione-Hague and Johnson-Guymon set for January 22nd

Matt Mitrione is to make his return to action in January.The TUF 10 graduate will meet Tim Hague at an as-yet unannounced ‘UFC Fights for the Troops 2’ event on January 22nd.Also lined up for the card is a meeting between DaMarques Johnson (of TUF 9 fame) and Mike ‘Joker’ Guymon, a former member of the TapouT Crew.The Mitrione-Hague clash was...
November 1st 2010

Marquardt urges MMA fans to withold judgement on Sonnen

Nate Marquardt has urged MMA fans to hold their judgement on Chael Sonnen’s positive steroid test until all the details have emerged. Sonnen allegedly supplied a positive sample around his UFC 119 fight with Anderson Silva and has been hit with a one-year suspension by the California State Athletic Commission."Until they've seen the test results and have...
November 1st 2010

Thoughts on the UFC/WEC merger

Last week the UFC staged a press conference call to announce that it would, at last, be folding its diminutive sibling the WEC into its own ranks. The move created two new championship divisions in the UFC and will expose millions of eyes to exciting fighters they have never seen before. (If you weren’t watching these guys before now, you have been missing out...
November 1st 2010

Swick hinting at January return

Mike Swick is dropping strong hints about making a return to action in January.“So there is a UFC Fight for the Troops event in Texas on January 22nd huh? Wonder who will fight on that card? Hmmm…” he wrote on his Facebook page earlier.Swick last fought at UFC 109 in February when he was submitted and put to sleep by Paulo Thiago. Prior to that he...
November 1st 2010

Paulo Thiago gets new four-fight deal

Paulo Thiago has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC, it has been reported.The welterweight Team Constrictor fighter was worried about his future with the UFC after losing to Martin Kampmann and Diego Sanchez but according to Brazilian site Tatame he can rest easy - for now.“[Thiago’s manager] Wallid Ismail, told Tatame staff that the UFC has...
October 31st 2010

Bader vs Jones set for UFC 126

The much-anticipated light-heavyweight clash between Ryan Bader and Jon Jones is set for UFC 126.Despite being heavily rumoured in the last couple of months, the match was feared to be off when UFC president Dana White told media in London, England (UFC 120) that he wasn’t sure it would be taking place.But now the fight is official. In the latest episode of...
October 31st 2010

Roy Nelson unhappy at being moved off UFC 125

Roy Nelson is not at all happy about his removal from the UFC 125 co-main event slot. His fight with Shane Carwin fell through when Carwin pulled out citing a back injury, which he has since said he will have surgery on. Nelson had hopes that a replacement opponent would be found - Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic expressed an interest - but he has since been...