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Quinton “Rampage” Jackson didn’t seem like his usual self against Ryan Bader in the co-headliner of UFC 144: Edgar vs.
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“Rampage” Jackson says knee injury stymied performance at UFC 144
After years away from the Far East the UFC will return to Japan later in the month with UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson .
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UFC releases extended preview for UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
An injury has forced Georges Sotiropoulos to pull out of a planned match-up with Takanori Gomi at UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson . In place of Sotiropoulos will be Eiji Mitsuoka .
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Takanori Gomi draws new opponent at UFC 144 after George Sotiropoulos goes down with injury
It’s become tradition in Japan to hold the final event of 2011 and this year is no different, although this could be the biggest Japanese New Years Eve event ever.. Coming to us live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, it’s Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011.
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DREAM: New Years Eve 2011 Live Coverage and Results
A day before the ball drops in New York to ring in the New Year, the fine MMA folks at HDNet will begin broadcasting all nine hours of DREAM ‘s upcoming NYE extravaganza, giving diehard MMA fans an opportunity to celebrate the arrival of 2012 two nights in a row! Set to start Saturday morning at 1:00 AM EST, DREAM New Year! 2011 boasts a variety of fights including those with MMA, kickboxing, and pro wrestling rules, as well as a main event pitting Fedor Emelianenko against Olympic judoka Satoshi Ishii . Others expected to compete include Josh Barnett , Kazushi Sakuraba, Ryo Chonan , plus the card will feature a pair of DREAM championship clashes. News of the epic nine-hour block was reported by MMAJunkie who confirmed the information with HDNet officials
Another bout has been confirmed for DREAM: New Year! 2011 , as Megumi Fujii will face Karla Benitez in Japan. The event goes down December 31 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Fujii (24-1) has competed for Bellator in her career, along with a strong run in her native country of Japan
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Megumi Fujii-Karla Benitez added to DREAM: New Year! 2011
Former heavyweight superstar Fedor Emelianenko will make his return to Japan, much like he did earlier this year by heading back to Russia to compete, when he meets Satoshi Ishii in the main event of DREAM ‘s New Year’s Eve card.
After making a successful UFC debut this past October, Hatsu Hioki will return to his native country of Japan to face Bart Palaszewski at UFC 144 . The show is scheduled to take place on February 26 from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan
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Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski added to UFC 144 lineup