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January 4th 2011

Benavidez vs Loveland at UFC 128

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced a fight between Joseph Benavidez and Ian Loveland for UFC 128. It will take place on the undercard of the event - named ‘Shogun vs. Evans’ - which takes place March 19 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.Benavidez will be making his UFC debut after shipping over from the WEC following the merger late last...
January 4th 2011

Shogun vs Evans official for March 19

UFC 128: Shogun vs. Evans is now official. The Ultimate Fighting Championship has confirmed a return to the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Saturday, March 19 with a long-awaited title fight between UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and former champion “Suga” Rashad Evans.  “This is the light heavyweight...
January 4th 2011

Report: Sonnen 'suspended' from UFC contract pending sentencing

Chael Sonnen has reportedly had his UFC contract ‘frozen’ while he deals with issues outside the cage.According to gossip website TMZ, in a story that has since been taken down from the site, UFC top brass feel Sonnen needs time to address his legal issues arising from a 2006 real estate transaction."Chael Sonnen has gone through a lot in the last...
January 4th 2011

Cerrone in for injured Stout against Kelly

Donald Cerrone has stepped in to replace an injured Sam Stout against British lightweight Paul Kelly at UFC 129.The replacement was confirmed to Fighters Only by sources close to the bout following an initial report from MMA Weekly.It will be Cerrone’s UFC debut following the absorption of the WEC into its larger sister promotion. Cerrone spent three years with...
January 4th 2011

UFC 125 medical suspensions

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has released a list of medical suspensions for UFC 125, which took place on New Year’s Day in Las Vegas.Headliners Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard both made the list, as did co-main fighter Brandon Vera who suffered a badly broken nose.The suspensions are as follows:Frankie Edgar - Suspended until July 1 with nasal fracture....
January 4th 2011

Soszynski having three surgeries, open to Bonnar rubber match

Krzystof Soszynski has a less than perfect start to 2011 ahead of him - three surgeries, one after the other. When they are done with and he is recovered, he says he is open to a third fight with Stephan Bonnar if the UFC wants to make it.The Polish-Canadian light-heavyweight has torn the medial and lateral meniscus in both knees but says he is “fortunate to...
January 4th 2011

Brown vs Scanlon at UFC Live on Versus 3

Mark Scanlon’s second fight for the UFC is set. He will face TUF 8 graduate Matt Brown in a welterweight battle at UFC Live on Versus 3.News of the fight emerged first via MMA Weekly and has since been confirmed to Fighters Only by sources close to the bout.Scanlon made his UFC debut at 122 in Germany, where he lost a close fight with fellow debutant Pascal...
January 4th 2011

Baroni released by UFC: "I forgot to duck, twice"

Phil Baroni has been dropped by the UFC after losing two fights on the bounce. Baroni was notified of his removal from the roster over the weekend and has already announced plans to fight in March and try to work his way back.He fought at UFC 125 and suffered a TKO loss to Brad Tavares in the first round of their fight, which aired free on ION TV.Baroni commented on...

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