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Two of the hardest-working lightweights in the UFC will meet over Labor Day Weekend in the form of a clash between Danny Castillo and Michael Johnson at UFC 151 . The September 1 scrap was confirmed earlier today by UFC officials
When news broke over the weekend pertaining to former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Rafael Cavalcante failing a drug test and facing a yearlong suspension there was rampant speculation as to what banned substance “Feijao” was found in his system. Now, thanks to an official statement from the California State Athletic Commission, the world now knows and as many assumed it was indeed a performance enhancing drugs
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CSAC confirms Rafael Cavalcante’s positive drug test involved steroids
Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante made a statement Saturday night at the Strikeforce Grand Prix Final , disposing of former adversary Mike Kyle in prompt fashion. Cavalcante, who was knocked out by Kyle back in 2009, bull-rushed in on his foe, did damage with a knee, and locked in a choke after Kyle tried to power his way out, scoring a 33-second submission victory.
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Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante proclaims he wants Strikeforce light heavyweight title
At one point in time Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez felt like he was headed to the UFC , following the footsteps of his fellow Strikeforce fighters such as Dan Henderson , Jake Shields, Nick Diaz , and Alistair Overeem. However, today he still calls Strikeforce his home, remaining as the promotion’s main star.
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Gilbert Melendez: “I’m coming for all the 155-pounders.”
UFC light heavyweight Dan Henderson is known for a lot of things but none so much as “The H-Bomb”, his brutal overhand right known for leaving opponents like Michael Bisping and Wanderlei Silva gasping for air. However, Henderson’s next opponent – champion Jon Jones – isn’t necessarily concerned about getting blasted by the former Strikeforce/PRIDE title-holder’s best weapon. “No, I’m not worried about the ‘H-Bomb,’” said Jones on this week’s edition of MMA Uncensored
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Jon Jones: “I’m not worried about the H-Bomb.”
Jake Shields is officially set to return to the division he once held Strikeforce gold in, this time as a UFC competitor.
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Jake Shields returning to middleweight at UFC 150 against Ed Herman
The rematch between UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson and former title-holder Frankie Edgar appears to finally have a date and location in mind with the host-city having an altitude worthy of the bout’s lofty expectations.
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Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar II destined for Denver in August
It’s been nearly two months since the UFC announced lightweight champion Benson Henderson would face former title-holder Frankie Edgar in an immediate rematch of their February fight and still no date has been set for the scrap. In fact, it appears Henderson is as in the dark about the bout as most folks, patiently awaiting word from his superiors while staying busy in the gym.
The match-up many already believed would happen was confirmed Saturday night when UFC President Dana White announced Dan Henderson will be the next opponent for light heavyweight champion Jon Jones . Jones defended his belt in victorious fashion over Rashad Evans in the main event last night at UFC 145 , giving him yet another title-win over a former champion
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Dan Henderson confirmed as next opponent for Jon Jones
Though UFC President Dana White recently came forward to guarantee Dan Henderson a title-shot in the division of his choosing, the actual adversary “Hendo” will test his skills against later this year remains up in the air. That somewhat foggy future will become a bit clearer later this month when light heavyweight champion Jon Jones puts his gold up for grabs against rival Rashad Evans at UFC 145 and even more so in June when Anderson Silva defends his middleweight belt against Chael Sonnen .