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The UFC bolstered its bantamweight ranks today with the signing of talented Brazilian Bibiano Fernandes and isn’t wasting any time when it comes to scheduling the 11-3 former DREAM champion. According to UFC officials, Fernandes will make his Octagon debut on July 21 at UFC 149 where he’ll face 8-1 Roland Delorme .
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Bibiano Fernandes signs with UFC, facing Roland Delorme in July
It seems the inclusion of UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva ‘s rematch with Chael Sonnen was a little too much for the PPV portion of UFC 148 to handle.
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Michael Bisping’s bout with Tim Boetsch likely pushed back to UFC 149
The second title-fight of Bellator Season 6 is upon us with welterweight champion Ben Askren hoping to stymie surging star Douglas Lima in the main event at Bellator 64 . A former Olympic wrestler, Askren is 9-0 thus far in his MMA career due in large part to his aggressive ground-attack and ability to smother adversaries from above
Though it may not have been a match-up fans were clamoring to see, it was the fight UFC legend Tito Ortiz wanted for his swan song in Mixed Martial Arts and has deservedly received. According to the 37-year old former champion via Twitter, he will face Forrest Griffin at UFC 148 to complete a trilogy of bouts thus far featuring a split pair of Split Decisions. The event comes slightly more than fifteen years after “The People’s Champion” made his debut at UFC 13
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Tito Ortiz’s final fight set for UFC 148 against Forrest Griffin
Sarah Kaufman knows what it takes – and what it feels like – to wear Strikeforce gold, as she is a former champion in the bantamweight division. Now, after earning a hard-fought decision victory over Alexis Davis , Kaufman is poised to face new divisional title-holder and current queen of women’s MMA Ronda Rousey later this year. Rousey, an ex-Olympian, earned the crown on the same card as Kaufman defeated Davis by submitting Miesha Tate with an opening round Armbar, her fifth in five fights as a professional.
While most fans know Urijah Faber as a former WEC champion and one of the most popular fighters on the UFC rosters, others are aware of the bantamweight’s accomplishments off-camera as the in-gym general at Team Alpha Male where he’s helped develop a number of fighters into top-level talent. Faber will attempt a similar feat starting Friday night as one of the coaches on the Ultimate Fighter 15 opposite rival Dominick Cruz
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Urijah Faber bringing Team Alpha Male to Las Vegas for TUF 15
While welterweight Paul Daley has a fight this weekend at Strikeforce: Tate vs.
In their ongoing quest to improve MMA it appears the UFC has a new system they’ll be testing out starting next month when four flyweights meet to determine the two men who will fight for the division’s inaugural championship. Apparently, if either fight is ruled in a Draw a “sudden victory” format will be implemented featuring an additional round of action. Demetrious Johnson, who lost in his quest to claim the bantamweight title from Dominick Cruz last year, told TapouT Radio recently that he has signed a contract for such a situation against opponent Ian McCall if the bout is even at the end of three frames.
UFC flyweight tournament will feature “sudden victory” format
Bellator has announced that Zach Makovsky will defend his bantamweight title on April 13 at Bellator 65 against season five tournament winner Eduardo Dantas . The event will take place from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Along with the title match, the semifinals of the season six middleweight tournament will take place, along with the return of Lyman Good to action against LeVon Maynard
With the event just a little less than a month away, Strikeforce officials have confirmed the bout arraignment for Strikeforce: Tate vs.